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Post by scorpion » 01:38:20 Saturday, 20 August, 2016

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1918-2003 History Timeline
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The 20th century closed with the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Along with it, the fear of the cold war began to dissipate. Children and their parents could rest easy knowing that a brighter future lay ahead, one free from fear of nuclear annihilation due to heated politics and military brinkmanship. That was the dream anyways. The 21st Century has proven no different than the last. A new 'cold war' is beginning. Tensions between China and the United States are at a breaking point with the revelation that the US has been pursuing weapons technology that would forever tip the Balance of Power of the world into the hands of the United States. At least, that would of been the case if it were not for recent events brought to light. A resulting arms race has begun in early 2006, as Russia, China and the United States begin to stockpile their resources and weapons, pull every favor, and exert influence over other nations to win in a new struggle for military, and technological dominance.


1918
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-July- WW1 Ends. It is said to be the war to end all wars after engulfing the globe in armed conflict.


1939
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-September- Adolf Hitler launches his invasion of Poland using the overwhelming force of 'Blitzkreig'. France, and Great Britain declare war on Germany, making good on their promise to defend Polish sovereignty. World War II officially begins.

1941
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-June- Adolf Hitler launches Operation Barbarossa against his former ally, the Soviet Union.

-December- The Empire of Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl harbor bringing the United States into World War II. Hitler decalres war on the United States soon after the attack.

1945
-August- The Empire of Japan surrenders to the Allies after the atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The A-bomb is said to of saved many American lives that would of otherwise been lost if an invasion of the Japanese home islands occured. World War II declared is over offically.

1949
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-July- Millions of dollars disappear without a trace from government accounts belonging to the countries of the USSR, China, and the United States. All of them exhaustfully search using their respective intelligence resources to find out where it went.

-August- The USSR tests its first atomic bomb. The arms race of the Cold War begins to speed up with both the US and USSR seeking any means to gain an upper hand on eachother.


1953
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-September- After Stalin's mandate, the USSR is led by Nikita Khrushchev.

1960
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-April- Rogue Coyote PMC starts out as a group known as the Southern Rhodesia Volunteers. They are deployed to fight guerrillas in the Malayan Emergency.

1961
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-February- The Angolan War of Independence begins.

1962
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-October- It emerges that Russia is deploying Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles to Cuba, one of their allied countries. This is extremely alarming to the US government, since the USSR could potentially attack them if the nukes were to reach Cuba.

-October- President Kennedy demands the Soviet Union to dismantle the nukes en-route to Cuba, but the USSR refused. The US and USSR are placed into alert for an all-out nuclear war. Eventually, the USSR decides to dismantle the nukes, after Kennedy dismantles American nukes in Turkey. It becomes known as the 'Turkey Deal'.

1964
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-September- Mozambican War of Independence begins.

-September- A rebel group of the Spetsnaz GRU, led by a man named Colonel Volgin, aims to openly oppose Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev if favor of replacing him with Leonid Brezhnev.

-October- Two years after the Cuban missle crisis, a nuclear explosion occurs at a Soviet research facility in Tselinoyarsk, Russia. The explosion is found to be caused by an American nuclear warhead.

-October- The U.S. is now required by General Secretary Khrushchev to prove that they are not involved in the nuclear attack. The United States is able to satisfy this demand, but the public is never informed how they did so and remains in the dark. Theories suggest the CIA helped the KGB eliminate Col.Volgin and his rebel group of Spetsnaz, who were in turn believed to be the cause of the nuclear blast after stealing an American warhead. This is believed because a soldier, code named Naked Snake, was given the title of Big Boss shortly after the resolution of the incident. The specifics of his prior mission are unknown, but it's speculated by the media that he was involved.

-October- Khrushchev is thrown out of office later in the year by Leonid Brezhnev and his like minded colleagues.

1965
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-March- The Vietnam War escalates, American forces transition from advisory roles to direct conflict, and with the increased exposure to the war. With the escalation came the further expansion of the hippie movement and the anti-Vietnam protests via student movements, with motives including problems with the drafting procedure for college students. The hippie movement in particular was also criticized by the American populace for being a social problem.

1966
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-September- The head of the CIA, William Raborn, is assassinated by an unknown assailant. Media sources believe the Soviet Union is responsible but no proof is ever produced by the US government.

1970
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-June- An Entire Soviet village goes up in flames inexplicably. Survivors are said to have seen nothing out of the ordinary up until the disaster, however Soviet media blames the CIA.

1971
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-September- The former leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, dies of heart attack.

1972
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-March- Big Boss creates his own mercenary military force called Militaires Sans Frontieres. Their goal is to provide military forces for anyone who needs them, regardless of the host nations or their ideologies. MSF would later become multinational, made up of soldiers from Finland,Russia,South Africa,Turkmenistan,Kazakhstan,Ukraine and the United States.

-April- The Soviets and America signed the Anti Ballistic-Missile treaty. Meanwhile, the Soviets were attempting to get Nicaragua to overturn the Pro-American Regime so they could use it as a puppet state.

-October- Big Boss and Militaires Sans Frontieres fight along side of US and ARVN forces in Vietnam during Operation Linebacker II. The MSF had been used to help brace the ARVN forces against the Vietcong. Their skills proved indispensable throughout the remainder of the war, as the US began withdrawing from Vietnam.

-December- Former British Army members found the Contract Forces of Africa(CFA) after retiring to South Africa. One of the founding members, known as 'The Viscount' being former SAS.

1973
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-September- A coup d'état occurred within Chile, with the CIA being suspected to have been involved. The resulting government installed Augusto Pinochet as head of state.

1974
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-November- The U.S. was engaged in SALT-II talks with the Soviet Union to reduce their nuclear armaments but was also trying to deal with the Soviet infiltration of Central America. The Soviets had the intention of converting the entire subcontinent to Communism, causing a large blow to the U.S. in their own backyard. Due to their economic and trading ties, the loss of Central America to Communism would possibly cause the U.S. to lose the Cold War.

-November- It emerges that Costa Rica is being oppressed by an unknown military force possibly in possession of nuclear warheads. Big Boss and Militaires Sans Frontieres are asked by the Costa Rican militia forces, to intervene and stop this army. They offer Big Boss an operative plant in the Caribbean Sea, called Mother Base.

-November- Big Boss accepts and goes to Costa Rica, supported via radio by Militaires Sans Frontieres' subcommander Kaz Miller. Big Boss gets confirmation of the presence of the nuclear warheads and dismantles them and the MSF destroys the unknown military force. At the same time, the U.S. had a major scare when it appeared that the Soviet Union launched their full nuclear arsenal against the U.S. mainland over radar. They prepared to retaliate until Big Boss called to notify them that it was a false alarm set up by rogue CIA station chief Hot Coldman. Shorlty after, Hot Coldman was found dead in Central America. These events become known as the Peace Walker Incident.


-December- The MSF accept a contract from the Colombian government to combat FARC Guerillas.

1975
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-March- Former Costa rican President Ferrer admitted to collaborating with the CIA during the Peace Walker Incident. He then claims the rogue military force that attacked Costa Rica was composed of CIA hired mercenaries. This however has not bee proven.

-March- The International Atomic Energy Agency sent a letter to Militaires Sans Frontieres requesting an inspection of Mother Base. MSF were rumored to be in possession of a nuclear weapon,recovered from the Peace Walker Incident. Shortly after, during a suprise attack by unkown forces, it was discovered the the MSF was being employed by the United States and some of its allies, and that it did in fact have a nuclear weapon which was known to the US. This eventually resulted in a scandal after the attack on their main base of operations, Mother Base, largely due to the media reporting that the MSF were a "money-hungry private militia that would seek any means of power to assert its influence." After the attack on Mother Base the MSF ceases to exist.

-June- Mozambican War of Independence ends, and the Mozambican civil war begins.

-November- Angolan war of independence ends with the Carnation Revolution & the Alvor agreement. The Angolan Civil War begins as a result.

-November- Zero Risk Security is founded. The private military company is composed of mostly retired South African Military personnel,and is based in Cape Town.

1976
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-December- The region of Aceh tries to declare itself independent from Indonesia, leading to a massive insurgency in the area. The region is the site where Islam began to spread in the country.

1979
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-June- Rogue Coyote PMC recruits most of the Rhodesian SAS after the collapse of the Rhodesian government. They are one of the smallest PMC company's in existence, but also one of the best.

-December- The USSR Invades Afghanistan.

1980
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-April- Zimbabwe achieved de jure sovereignty from the United Kingdom in April , following 14 years as an unrecognized state under the conservative white minority government of Rhodesia, which unilaterally declared independence in 1965.

-April- No Alert PMC is founded. It is an Upstart inspired by MSF and operated in tandem with Diamond Dogs as sub-contractor throughout the eighties. They are based in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland.

1983
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-November- Costa Rican President Luis Alberto Monge refused the construction of United States military bases in Costa Rica, declaring permanent neutrality.

1984
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-March- A Hospital in Cyprus comes under attack by an unknown force and is engulfed in flames. The Cypriot government blames the USSR but cannot prove the accusation.

-April- It is rumored that the Afghan Mujahadeen is being funded and supplied by outside sources. Soviet leaders point to the CIA and tensions flare between the two governments.

-April- A new mercenary group named Diamond Dogs is formed from the ashes of the MSF, by its former leader Big Boss. They are rumored to be aiding Mujahadeen forces in Afghanistan against the Soviets. Diamond Dog forces report the Soviets have begun using small, man-piloted, bipedal weapons platforms called 'Walker Gears'. However a larger Metal Gear, 'Sahelanthropus', is reported to have been operational in the area, but it is never recovered by the Mujahadeen.

-May- Mosquito Stinger Force PMC is founded, but also dissolved in the same year after an assault is carried out on 'Mother Base', operating headquarters of Diamond Dog's PMC under Big Boss. After the resulting battle over Mother Base, the new PMC was left decimated.

1987
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-January- The Soviets, under Gorbachev’s administration, start a phased withdrawal from Afghanistan, and eventually renounces military control over Kabul. The Soviets also sign the INF treaty, and approve of START under the Détente-2 era.

1989
-February- The Soviet-Afghan war officially ends.

-March- The 'mercenary nation' of Outer Heaven emerges within South Africa, 200 kilometers north of Galzburg.

-December- America invades Panama as Operation Just Cause commences.

1990
-August- Iraq invades its neighbor Kuwait triggering the First Gulf War, and was later expelled by an international coalition led by the United States.

1991
-December- The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurs, America is seen as the winner of the Cold War.

-December- Algerian Civil War begins.

-December- GRU colonel, Sergei Gurlukovich, goes renegade, he forms the military group called Gurlukovich Mercenaries, with the goal to restore Russia to its former glory.

1994
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-May- The Costa Rican government persuades Panama to abolish its military.

1995
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-February- After the Soviet Union collapses, Big Boss is declared a terrorist by the United States after taking part in two uprisings, one in South Africa, the other in Central Asia. At this time, the U.S. was engaged in treaty talks with Russia to reduce their nuclear armaments. In the meantime, Big Boss is soon declared dead, killed by supossed CIA operatives. His Mercenary outfit, Diamond Dogs dissolves as a result.

-February- NATO air squadrons finish off Big Boss's Outer Heaven defenses and security forces with air bombardment, triggering a small nuclear explosion inside the large facility. The incident hurts the reputation of the United States and NATO in Africa.

1997
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-April- Zanzibar Land, a heavily fortified landlocked state in Central Asia, located between the former Soviet Union, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. The area was formerly Zanzibar Province, an autonomous zone of the USSR. Opposition to the old regime mounted in the early 1990s, after the secession of the Baltic states. The period of crisis inspired nationalism in the area's leaders, who proclaimed independence in 1997. Big Boss re-emerges and takes over shortly after as President of the country. Most world powers viewed him as a warlord as he expanded Zanzibar land's military capabilities drastically. This included gaining access to nuclear weapons, supposedly left over from Soviet cold war stockpiles.

-May- Commander William Weah managed to orchestrate a coup d'état against the Gindran government and install the military in a seat of power as a result. He also pronounced himself President for life and Head of State, acting as his first official act upon ascending to power. His rule has led to an oppressive regime against several ethnic minorities in Gindra.

1999
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-June- Following the apparent death of Big Boss due to a supposed CIA operation, Zanzibar Land's army collapsed and the soldier state disintegrated. Much of it's military equipment including nuclear weapons were destroyed or stolen.

-August- William Weah and his regime in Gindra attempt genocide against the Boia tribe in Africa. This led to the rise of the Gindra Liberation Front (GLF), led by General Augustine Eguabon. His regime's failure to stop the GLF led to a civil war that engulfed the central african country.

2001
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-September- China, along with Russia, criticized the United States' National Missile Defense program, causing U.S. President George Sears to negotiate amendments to the ABM missile treaty, via START III.

-September- Two passgenger jets strike the World tade Centers in New York City. The terrorist act is condemed by the US and most of the world.

-October- Al Qaida takes credit for the terrorist attack on 9/11, and the Invasion of Afghanistan follows shortly after when the Taliban government refuses to give up Al Qaida leader, Osama Bin Laden.

2002
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-February- The Angolan civil war ends in MPLA victory with the dissolution of the armed forces of UNITA.

-May- The Civil war in Gindra between the GLF and the Gindran Junta escalates and threatend to spill over the countries boarders.Along with this,created by Ramdyne, a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, Metal Gear GANDER was to be tested in South America. However, it and the C-5 Galaxy plane transporting it were stolen by the separatist Gindra Liberation Front and taken to their fortress of Galuade, Central Africa. The group planned to use the Metal Gear to help win the Gindran civil war. However, a successful covert mission is assumed to have destroyed GANDER. The GLF accused the United States for its destruction.


2003
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-March- A U.S.-organized coalition invades Iraq, under the false assumption that Iraq had failed to abandon its weapons of mass destruction program, based on unreliable intelligence.
News from the Previous Year-2005
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2005
United Nations
-February- The Kyoto Protocol goes into effect, without the support of the United States and Australia.
North America
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Metal Gear REX Prototype
-January- Eris, the dwarf planet with the greatest density in the Solar System, is discovered by a team led by Michael E. Brown using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

- Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral by a Delta II rocket

-The Huygens probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

-February- On Shadow moses island, in the Aleutian island chain, a terrorist takeover takes place. The Nuclear waste facility there is clamied to house live nuclear weapons by the terrorists, who plan to aim them at the United States if their demands are not met. The Secertary of defense, General Houseman orders bombing runs on Shadow Moses island to ahnialte the terrorist threat.

-March- Later on, It is exposed to the media in March that the US President, George Sears was behind the entire incident, and that Shadow Moses island was home to a super weapon called Metal Gear REX. Metal Gear REX had been capable of launching a stealth nuclear warhead from its mounted railgun that could not be interecepted by any missle defense system. Nastasha Romanenko, author of 'In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth' detailed the events of the Shadow Moses Incident. President George Sears was exclaimed to be Solidus Snake. A man cloned from Big Boss along with two more men, one of whom, Liquid snake died on Shadow Moses Island. The other, Solid snake, was detailed as being the hero who destroyed Metal Gear REX in Romanenko's article.


-April- At the time of the Shadow Moses Incident Russia and the United States were on the verge of signing the START-3 Accord, a treaty to reduce the number of nuclear weapons from 3500 to 3000 in each country’s arsenals, specifically to gain Russia and China’s favor in regards to an amendment in the ABM treaty to allow for the National Missile Defense program in the United States. However as a result of the Shadow Moses Incident coming to light, these agreements have been completly scrapped and Russian relations with the United States are in the red a month after the Shadow Moses Incident comes to light.

-May- Watergate scandal: Deep Throat's identity is revealed by Vanity Fair to be former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt after retiring on June 22, 1973.

-August- Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing severe damage and killing over a thousand people and dealing an estimated $108 billion in damage.

-November- James Johnson ascneded to the presidency, and was re-elected after he initiated programs in Space Defense and National Missile Defense, also making reductions in income tax.

-November- China and the United States are currently pitted against eachother as well after information is leaked which revealed Beijing as a primary target for Metal Gear REX. The United States denies that this was REX's original target and that the terrorist known as Liquid Snake changed it. China however, remains highly skeptical and tensions are high with the United States.

-December- With relations between the three major superpowers suffering heavily from distrust, and the revelation that the US has been pursuing advancements in Metal Gear Technology, it appears that a new arms race is underway. Russia, China, and the US are all unwilling to come to the negotiating table to curb the use of the 'new' strategic weapons known as Metal Gears.


Europe
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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
-July- Four coordinated suicide bombings rock central London, killing 52 people and injuring over 700.

- The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces an end to the armed campaign it has pursued since 1969, and orders all its units to drop their arms.

-October- Violent riots break out in various cities of France after two young immigrants die in Clichy-sous-Bois while hiding from the police.

-November- The Spanish Congress of Deputies approves the admission to formality of the new Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia with the support of all the groups except the People's Party.

-Angela Merkel assumes office as the first female Chancellor of Germany.


Asia
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Peace mission 2005 Excercises
-February- North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the United States.

-March- The People's Republic of China ratifies an anti-secession law, aimed at preventing Taiwan from declaring independence.

-The President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev is overthrown in a revolution and flees the country.

-Between 200,000 and 300,000 attend a march in Taiwan to protest China's ant-secession law.

-May- Uzbek Interior Ministry and National Security Service troops massacre at least 200 protesters in the city of Andijan.

-August- Peace Mission 2005, the first joint China–Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong Peninsula.

-September- North Korea agrees to stop building nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and cooperation.

-October- The world's largest bank at the time, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is formed by the merger of two Japanese banking conglomerates.

-The second manned Chinese spacecraft, Shenzhou 6, is launched.

-November- The islamic insurgency in Aceh finally dissolves in part due to the Tsunami that occurred in the area in 2004.

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Trial of Saddam Hussein


- January- Iraq holds its first parliamentary election since 1958.

-February- Saudi Arabia holds its first municipal election in over 40 years, in which only male citizens are allowed to vote.

-Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafic Hariri is assassinated and 21 others are killed by a suicide bomber in Beirut.

-Multiple suicide bombings kill more than 30 people across Iraq as Shia Muslims mark Ashura, their holiest day.

-March- Balochistan conflict: The Pakistan Army opens fire on insurgents in Balochistan, in the first armed uprising since General Rahimuddin Khan's stabilization of the province in 1978.

-In the capital of Beirut, Lebanon, around million protesters gather for an opposition rally, a month after the death of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, making It the largest rally in Lebanon's history.

-April- Syria withdraws the last of its military garrison from Lebanon, ending its 29-year military occupation of the country.

-June- War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs and 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed during Operation Red Wings when the Taliban shoots down their helicopter.

-July- A series of bombings hit the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing over 80 people.

-September- Egypt holds its first ever multi-party presidential election, which is marred with allegations of fraud.

-Israel demolishes multiple settlements and withdraws its army from the Gaza Strip.

-Afghanistan holds its first parliamentary election since 1988 with former Northern Alliance warlords winning the most seats.

-Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, sparking outrage and violent riots by Muslims around the world.

-October- A referendum is held in Iraq on whether or not to adopt a new constitution, with 78% of voters approving the adoption.

-The trial of Saddam Hussein begins.

Africa
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-November- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins the Liberian general election, making her the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa.

-December- Chad descends into civil war after various rebel forces, with support from Sudan, attack the capital, N'Djamena.

*note all historical events happend as in history in 2005 even if they are not mentioned here.
*major powers will be given an additional hidden timeline pertaining to their national concerns.
Player Stats
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 26/26 (22 Reserves) -26; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy, 2 Germany]
Air Units:12/32 (14 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan,2 Germany, 4 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [8 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 2 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-2, SEC-4
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +300
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +146 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -90 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
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-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (100 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-3
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +260
Deficit: -2900
Credit Income: +100 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +20 German Pharmaceuticals, +30 Chinese Electronics, +15 American Machinery, +15 Caspian oil; -171 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately Low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 2/22 (6 Reserves) -22;
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-3
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +278
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +140 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +20 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +14 German Chemicals; -72 deficit]
Conflicts:
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-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Luc)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately Low/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-3, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3,APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2; ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +250
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +80 [+15 German Steel, +20 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +20 Norwegian Oil; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,

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-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Dutchguy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/6 (2 Reserve) -6; [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +260 credits
Deficit: -875
Credit Income: +84 [+18 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +15 Dutch Oil, +10 Chinese electronics, +10 American Machinery, +11 Polish Plastics; -51 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan



-Japan-
Leader: Junichirō Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/8 (2 Reserve) -8;
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-2, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +280
Deficit: -344
Credit Income: +109 [+20 Saudi Oil; +16 Taiwanese Machinery, +20 South Korean Iron, +18 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +15 German Pharmaceuticals; -20 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (Huojin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/10 (19 Reserve) -10; [1 West Bank]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +210
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +70 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest



-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq]
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/2 -2;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-3, SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +219
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +71 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +15 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (Zhukar)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (2 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +200
Deficit: -200
Credit Income: +67 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel; -11 deficit)
Conflicts:



-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18 (17 Reserves) -18;
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +73 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:
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-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (30 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +40
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +25 [+10 DPRK Iron, +10 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals; -20 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: President Jacques Chirac (VACANT)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +242
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +75 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery, +2 Dutch Plastics; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan




-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +210
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


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Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 0/4
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
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Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2
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Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2


Europe


-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts:


-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts:
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-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==


Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
==
Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 3
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
==


-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 0/6 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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Pacific

-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United Kingdom/Australian
Military Units: 0/7 (4 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts:
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-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United Kingdom/Australian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq
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Re: World News

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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
United Nations
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Shadow Moses Facility,Fox Islands, Alaska

-January- UN secretary general Kofi Annan opens a forum in the UN general assembly to air concerns over the Shadow Moses Incident at a US 'nuclear waste' facility in the Fox Island Archipelago, Alaska. The incident has drawn international concern, and in some cases, damnation across the globe. The Russian Federation aired frustration with America deliberately breaking its word concerning the START treaties signed and negotiated by both powers years ago. The exposure of the Shadow Moses Incident put the recent START III talks to a halt, and soured Russo-American relations to a state not seen since the height of the Cold War. Like Russia, the People's Republic of China condemned the United States for its secret 'Metal Gear' Program, which directly targeted Beijing with a stealth nuclear warhead that could be fired from the rail gun of Metal Gear REX. Iran and France also displayed concern regarding the events exposed. Opposite them, Britain has made its position as a staunch US ally clear, saying "The US Government has little to no fault in regards to the Shadow Moses Incident" and that such a program "would NEVER be accepted by the just members of the US Congress". Britain lays the blame squarely on ex-president, George Sears. Japan, another US ally has stated that is "shocked and appalled" at the actions of the US government, and has called on the US to "immediately pass new laws requiring and affirming full and complete civilian control over the military". Japan also calls for renewed disarmament talks concerning nuclear weapons, despite the rising tensions in the world.

-In light of concerns aired in the General Assembly, the US stated it would be open to allowing UN inspectors into the Shadow Moses facility to oversee its destruction and the contents inside, including the remains of Metal Gear REX. A UNSC vote was put forth seeking to send UNMOVIC inspectors into the facility, however Russia and China both brought up other issues concerning the 'Genome soldiers' found there, and the belief that information concerning REX is widespread throughout the US. The United States has stated; "Regardless of the events of Shadow Moses Isle, our military bureaucracy is very closely tied to our national and public security and so we would have to make preparations to ensure that no espionage will take place under the cover of a UN delegation." At this time UNMOVIC inspectors are en-route to Shadow Moses only upon US invitation, not due to a UNSC vote. It would appear that a new forum, needs be opened concerning the other issues aside from the direct issue of Metal Gear REX and the Shadow Moses facility.

-February- Also in the UNGA, Iran called for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and Iraq, and that they should be replaced by an international peacekeeping force after exclaiming "The USA invaded Iraq under illegal pretenses." No other nations responded to Iran's issue however.

-March- The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Africa
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Contract Forces of Africa Contractors
-January- Kivu Conflict: Nkunda's Tutsi forces clashed with DRC army forces, also accused of war crimes by the MONUC.

-Ellen Johnson Sirleaf assumes office as President of Liberia, the first female elected head of state in Africa.

-March- Insurgency in Ogaden: The ONLF delegation conducted a briefing with officials representing the Danish foreign ministry, human rights abuses were discussed during the meeting.

- Conflict in the Niger Delta: The Royal Dutch Shell company and the Nigerian government sign a contract with the Contract Forces of Africa, a private military company indigenous to the continent, although mainly staffed with white South Africans. As a result 1 Unit of the CFA has been deployed to the Niger Delta to protect foreign workers from pirates and hostile forces in the region. Still, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), claims there are human rights violations being carried out by the foreign oil companies, due to the frequency of oil spills in the area which is destroying the ecosystem, and en-dangering the life of inhabitants in villages in the region.

-Also concerning Nigeria, the Chinese governemnt makes investments in expanding the Nigerian oil industry, luckily the investment sees benefit, in part thanks to the Contract Forces of Africa deployed to protect the Niger delta, and the country's other oil rich areas.
Asia
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Soldiers of Taiwan posing for picture for the Press
-January- Nepalese Civil War: Rebels decide not to extend a four-month ceasefire saying that the government had broken the ceasefire with numerous attacks on Maoist villages.

-Nepalese Civil War: Maoists launch coordinated attacks of five military and paramilitary targets in the Kathmandu Valley. The first demonstration of their ability to organize violence within the Valley, prompting curfews at night for the next several days.

-Nepali rebels extend road blockade; nationwide strike called for 3 April.

-Sri Lanken Civil War: At the beginning of 2006, the focus of the civil war turned to civilian targets, with commuter bus and train bombings carried out in most parts of the country, including a series of attacks against commuters in and around Colombo.

-Sri Lanken Civil War: In light of this violence, the co-chairs of the Tokyo Donor conference called on both parties to return to the negotiating table. US State Department officials gave warnings to the Tigers claiming a return to hostilities would mean that the Tigers would face a "more capable and more determined" Sri Lankan military. While the talks were going on there was violence targeted towards civilians such as massacre of 5 Tamil students on 2 January.

-Sri Lanken Civil War: In a last-minute effort to salvage an agreement between the parties, the Norwegian special envoy Erik Solheim and the LTTE theoretician Anton Balasingham arrived in the island. The parties severely disagreed on the location of the talks; however, continued efforts produced a breakthrough when both parties agreed on 7 February 2006, that new talks could be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 22 and 23 February. During the weeks after the talks, there was a significant decrease in violence.

-The Chinese government invests in expanding operations in the Taqim oil basin, and also, they have expanded fishing operations in the South China sea. Both investments aid in strengthening the economy. The Three Gorges Dam is also being completed, aiding in the increase of electricity output in China. China also invests into London's financial center whilst encouraging British banks to invest in China.

-The Japanese government lobbies to revise the Japanese constitution in the wake of Shadow Moses, and the nuclear targeting of Beijing by the United States & the Metal Gear REX program. Despite arguments defending the United States by Britain and Australia, the US has suffered a loss of face in Japan for endangering the nation, and parts of East Asia that are aligned closely with the US. Normalists and mercantilists in Japan, what is considered the middle ground between pacifists and nationalists, have begun to lean toward broadening the capabilities of the Japanese Self-Defense force as fear of China grows. The revisionist panel that was convened was able to secure a majority vote in revising the constitution, with emerging threats at the forefront of their minds. The Revisions that were made and voted on are as follows;
"Heading of Chapter II, entitled “Security” (revised):
The draft changes the title of the 1946 Constitution’s Chapter II (of which Article 9 is the sole component) from “Renunciation of War” to “Security.” This change highlights a shift from categorical eschewal of military capabilities and avoidance of involvement in military conflict under any circumstances – as Article 9 was originally intended – to legitimize defensive measures judged necessary to ensure Japan’s security. It recognizes contemporary realities and tries to create flexibility for further changes in response to the vicissitudes of Japan’s security environment.

Clause 1, entitled “Pacifism” (revised):
This clause asserts that the revision maintains Japan’s long-held “pacifism” and renounces both war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat and use of force as means of settling international disputes. The implication is that “war” (sensō) and “aggressive use of force” (shinryaku mokuteki ni yoru buryoku kōshi) will remain prohibited. Significantly, it makes explicit what Cabinet “reinterpretations” of Article 9 have made clear: these core principles do not preclude Japan from exercising the (UN-sanctioned) right of all sovereign nations to “self-defense” (jieiken). The LDP intends to allow both individual and collective self-defense, meaning that this revision would remove the strict conditions imposed on “limited” exercise of CSD under the “reinterpretation” of Article 9, and leave interpretation of what actions constitute “self-defense” to the Diet.

Clause 2, entitled “National Defense Force” (new)
The draft deletes the original second clause stipulating that “land, sea and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained” and that “the right of belligerence of the state will not be recognized". In its place, the draft adds a lengthy new five-part clause stipulating that Japan will maintain a “National Defense Force” (Kokubōgun; NDF) replacing the SDF, and tasks the prime minister with commanding it to safeguard peace, independence, and the security of the nation and its people. The NDF, unlike the SDF, will be military in nature, rather than being legally considered law enforcement, and therefore all applicable military conventions and international laws will apply. It delineates additional NDF activities, including international cooperation activities to safeguard the “peace and security of international society,” maintain order, and protect the lives and freedoms of the Japanese people. Under this revision “use of force” in collective security operations would be constitutional, but legal only if allowed by Diet legislation. Further asserting the principle of civilian control, this clause stipulates explicitly that the specific manner in which the NDF is employed to achieve these goals, as well as other relevant factors (its organization, control, classified secrets protection, establishment and use of military courts, etc.) will be in accordance with law and subject to approval by the Diet."
-The revisions while able to pass in Japan do cause some upset in population centers in parts of South Korea, however not nearly so much as estimated by the press. Nuclear armament of North Korea is thought to be seen as the bigger threat.

-February- A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

-The Japanese Prime Minister announces a solution to the Japanese imperial succession crisis, and proposes legislation in the Diet that will allow women to inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne, rather than the current pure agnatic system. This will be done with the moderate solution of re-adoption of earlier, indigenous customs of succession, that is, that a female can succeed to the throne as long as she holds precedence in seniority or proximity within the patrilineal kinship, and with the legislation also saying that the children of female members of the Imperial House of Japan will be part of the Imperial Dynasty, not their father's dynasty. The National Diet has decided to wait on the decision until Princess Kiko,newly pregnant, can determine the sex of her unborn baby.

-In the Philippines, a plot to take over the government was uncovered by authorities, allegedly headed by Gen. Danilo Lim and other rightist military adventurists. General Lim and some of his men were arrested. To face the threat posed by enemies of the state, Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation 1017 (PP 1017) and used it as basis in declaring a state of emergency throughout the Philippines. According to Arroyo, this declaration was done to quell the military rebellion, stop lawless violence, and promote peace and stability. PP 1017 also empowered the government to enforce warrant-less arrests and take over strategic private utilities companies. The police raided the office of the Daily Tribune, a newspaper known as a critic of the Arroyo administration. The government then issued a journalism guidelines to address the threat posed by critics in the media. Presidential Management Staff chief Michael Defensor said that the guidelines were necessary in order to cope with the emergency situation.

-The state of emergency in the Phillipines existed for about one week with the purpose of curbing further violence, illegal rallies, and public disturbance throughout the Philippines. The police and the military dispersed demonstrators and protesters, especially those along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). Aside from General Lim, prominent personalities were also arrested in connection with their alleged participation in the attempt to overthrow the government. Among those arrested were:
Col. Ariel Querubin – leader of a group of Philippine Marines who engaged the government in a political stand-off at Fort Bonifacio on February 25, 2005
Randy David – led a protest rally without securing the necessary permit
Crispin Beltran – party-list representative of Anakpawis charged with inciting to sedition and rebellion
Batasan Five – party-list representatives charged with rebellion and were placed under the custody of the House of Representatives; Bayan Muna's Teodoro Casiño, Satur Ocampo, and Joel Virador; Gabriela's Liza Maza, and Anakpawis' Rafael Mariano

-March- Taiwan elects to expand its military forces by four air & naval units to maintain parity with the PRC, In what looks to be the beginnings of an arms race in East Asia. Taiwan also moves to advance its Air superiority fighter program(Advance to level 3 ASF). The National Space Organization of Taiwan also moves to advance its space program (advance to level 3 SEC). Advancing the space program however will likely require foreign aid in doing so.

-Along with expanding their focus on national defense, Taiwan invests and expands its electronics and technology manufacturing sectors enabling their economy to grow.

-The Phillipines lifts its state of emergency.

-Protests erupt in China against American & Japanese 'efforts' to turn East Asian nations against China. The Chinese population, still reeling from the revelation of Bejing being an active target for Metal Gear REX, sternly support the PRC governemnt in expanding its defense programs. The Chinese governemnt and the people of China wholeheartedly condemn Japanese moves to re-militarize.

-Kim Jong-il moves to modernize the Korean Peoples Air force by purchasing J-10's from China. The sale will likely further send the North Korean people into poverty as North Korean funds are continually spent on defense, rather than social welfare programs and infrastructure.

-Japan issues apologies to a number of East Asian nations for atrocities committed during World War II in hopes of normalizing relations, much like Germany has with Europe. Emperor Akihito expressed remorse for the actions committed by the IJA during the war and states; "We regret what happened, and it is a great shame and dishonor by the standards of the modern, democratic Japan that such atrocities occurred under the cloak of warfare. But modern Japan is not the same Japan, and should not be treated as a criminal nation. We make our final amends now, comprehensively, in order to move beyond it and face the future as a liberal democracy, proud of our freedoms." The apologies upset the right wingers in the Japanese government, but is applauded by the liberals and center.

-In the aftermath of the changes happening in Japan, the Philippines announces it supports the Article 9 reforms, and accepts a normalization of relations between the two countries. Vietnam does the same, although a bit more candidly in a small meeting. The governments of South Korea and Taiwan have also stated they would seek to normalize relations and support the Japanese constitutional reforms.

-In Laos the Chinese investment in a highway running through the country goes fairly well, and opens up more trade opportunities for the two countries. The main risk to it, is the ongoing insurgency in the country.

-Japan invests in expanding rare earth mining in Vietnam. The expansion of Japanese involvement limits the Chinese monopoly in the country.

-Japan also makes investments in the Philippines, specifically in the oil industry in order to secure cheap, nearby oil for Japan's economy and guarantee national supply, and in the electronics manufacture to provide somewhere for Japan to mass-produce consumer electronics and compete with China.

-Britain and Japan both invest in creating a joint technology research facility in Kansai Science City, in Japan. The major joint technology investment aims to be at the forefront of technological development in the world, using both Japanese and British expertise to invent and develop new technologies. Both the economy of Japan and Britain are strengthened from its establishment.

-Following article 9 reform, and diplomatic agreements with Britain, France, and Germany, Japan receives blueprints and production licenses for various pieces of military equipment, most notably, the Eurotiger attack chopper, and Harrier Jump jet technology. Japan also begins research on Aircraft Carrier designs(Research Level 3 ACC). Such research is likely to add to the anti-Japanese militarization protests already swelling in China. To add to it Japan has expanded its Air Force by 3 units. Analysts predict China will attempt to match the build up of Taiwan and Japan with its own expansion programs.


Europe
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-January- Second Chechen War: Gimry fighting - 8-30 rebel fighters escaped up to 3000 Russian soldiers. Local and federal forces clashed for three days with the guerrillas in Dagestan's Untsukulsky District. Several dead were reported on each side in the operation in which the Russian Marines, artillery and aviation were used. Security forces killed Shamil Abidov, a Dagestan-born top guerrilla commander operating in Chechnya and Dagestan, Russian sources reported. Amir Kamal (Lechi Eskiyev), the commander of Chechen guerrillas operating in the northern part of Chechnya, was killed along with several other people in a police operation in Khasavyurt in Dagestan. Clashes between Russian federal forces and Chechen separatists left a handful of Russian casualties. Both Russian Units in Chechnya remain.

-GAZPROM cuts the shipment of natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute. The move puts on display the hold Russian natural gas companies have over those European countries receiving gas through Russian pipelines.

-Pope Benedict XVI issues his first encycylical, Deus caritas est.

-The United Kingdom moves to invest in expanding the Norwegian natural gas operations in the North Sea. The British government sees moderate success from their efforts. Norway however cannot, as planned, open their gas more extensively to the EU as it would require more pipelines.

-Along with British investments in Norway, London invests in the Pudong economic zone in China, and the export industries that reside there, increasing Chinese exports to Britain.

-February - Second Chechen War: At least 13 Russian Army special forces troops were killed and 22 injured in explosion at Russian military barracks in Chechnya. Russian security forces clashed with guerrillas in the village of Tukuy-Mekteb in Russia's Stavropol Krai. Several guerrillas, allegedly belonging to the Nogaysky Battalion, as well as several policemen were killed. Both Russian units remain in Chechnya.

-The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy.

-The German government bankrolls a comitee to meet in Kaliningrad, that will discuss the restoration of German buildings within the Russian exclave.

-German weapons researchers have also given a license contract to the Japanese government for the creation of Indigenous Euro Tiger attack helicopters. Along with this the Schützenpanzer Puma blue prints have also been shared with the Japanese. Preceding these negotiations in aiding Japanese weapons researchers, Germany has given indications that it will be willing to voice support for Japanese Article 9 reform, so that Japan can officially, and openly, create and maintain, a fully capable home defense army. This is believed to be a speaking point for Prime minister Angela Merkel herself in the coming months.

-March- Second Chechen War: A group of assailants fatally shot Ruslan Aliyev, the chief administrator of mountainous Botlikhsky District of Dagestan, during a fierce gun battle; Aliyev's vehicle was struck by gunfire in the center of Makhachkala on the city's most guarded street. On March 10, Magomed Magomedov, deputy head of the republican Criminal Investigation Department, was killed in Makhachkala by a bomb planted underneath his car. Two days later, March 12, a senior officer from the Organized Crime Department was shot dead in Makhachkala, and another was killed on March 21 in the town of Buinaksk. Negotiated surrender of Chechen warlord Sultan Geliskhanov followed afterward.


-Praying Mantis Private military company is founded in Nottingham, England. Their business activities include soldiers for hire, supply and logistics services and education and training for state armies. Praying Mantis contractors specialize in urban and desert warfare, as well as unmanned surveillance. Most of its employees hail from various services in the British Armed forces, the largest of them being the British Army & Royal Marines. Outside of this group are former members of the British SAS & SBS, and some contractors from the NZSAS.

-Germany has used an economic surplus to pay off its national deficit over the course of Q1 of 2006. Many economists applaud the move, as they look forward to expansion within the German economy. However some military experts are concerned that the surplus could of been better used in the defense budget in the face of possible tensions between NATO and Russia.

-Germany has also begun rebuilding the Stadtschloss it is intended that it will then be handed back ceremonially to the head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich of Prussia. Along with this reconstruction, the deconstruction and moving of the last pieces of the former Berlin wall will be carried out. With the last evidence the wall ever stood there, there will be a route for tourists and a line of stones running along the old length. Along with Checkpoint Charlie, the pieces shall be moved inside a museum outside the city, and then restored to their proper condition and be set on permanent exposition. It is meant to allow the German people to better reconcile their past and look toward a brighter future. Angela Merkel's domestic popularity goes up as a result.

-The German government has also made evident strong support for the Treaty of Lisbon, inside the the European Union, citing external threats to the EU's boarders as a reason to pass the treaty which would in essence supporters say, provide the EU with more checks and balances. However opponents say it centralizes the EU and weakens democracy.

-The Russian military under goes multiple reforms of which Vladamir Putin pushes personally, they are as follows; The Russian military will be reducing the active armed forces to a strength of one million by 2012; reduce the number of officers; centralize officer training from 65 military schools into 10 'systemic' military training centers; create a professional NCO corps; reducing the size of the central command; introduce more civilian logistics and auxiliary staff; elimination of cadre-strength formations; reorganizing the reserves; reorganizing the army into a brigade system; reorganizing air forces into an air base system instead of regiments. Look into alternative technologies, tactics and methods to improve Russian readiness to fight conflicts without needing massive commitments of soldiers. These reforms essentially seek to bring the Russian military out of the post cold war mess, and into the 21st centurey as a modern fighting force. The Russian government also pays of some of its debt.

-Rumors out of Russia, suggest that the Russian military is working to advance it's Metal gear technology, it does however appear to be, non-nuclear in nature. This does not however mute the danger such weapons pose to the world if they become part of an arms race, which is exactly what seems to be happening.

Middle East
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German troops withdrawing from Afghanistan
-January-War in Afghanistan: A multinational ISAF contingent started to replace U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan. The British 16th Air Assault Brigade formed the core of the force, along with troops and helicopters from Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.

-War in Afghanistan: NATO's focus in southern Afghanistan was to form Provincial Reconstruction Teams with the British leading in Helmand while the Netherlands and Canada would lead similar deployments in Orūzgān and Kandahar, respectively. Local Taliban figures pledged to resist.

-War in Afghanistan: Prime minister Angela Merkel has given the order to withdraw German forces from Afghanistan. The move seems to bring to question German support for the American-led war. However, Prime minister Merkel has not made any comment on Germany's support, or opposition to US policy in the wake of the Shadow Moses Incident.

-The PLC holds elections, and despite opinion polls showing a slow fall in the popularity of Fatah, they edge out a surprising win against Hamas gaining the majority of the seats within the PLO.

-Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, suffers a severe stroke and cerebral hemorrhage.

-A hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, collapses, killing 76 pilgrims visiting to perform Hajj.

-A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills 362 pilgrims.

-Iran announces it is upgrading its current mobile air defence weaponry, and replacing the ZSU-23 with an indigenious replacement(Upgrade to level 4 SAA). Iran has also announced the formation of a cyber division (Upgrade to level 3 CC).

-February- Iraq War: The beginning of 2006 was marked by government creation talks, growing sectarian violence, and continuous anti-coalition attacks. Sectarian violence expanded to a new level of intensity following the al-Askari Mosque bombing in the Iraqi city of Samarra, on 22 February 2006. The explosion at the mosque, one of the holiest sites in Shi'a Islam, is believed to have been caused by a bomb planted by al-Qaeda.

-Although no injuries occurred in the blast, the mosque was severely damaged and the bombing resulted in violence over the following days. Over 100 dead bodies with bullet holes were found on 23 February, and at least 165 people are thought to have been killed. In the aftermath of this attack the U.S. military calculated that the average homicide rate in Baghdad tripled from 11 to 33 deaths per day. The UN described the environment in Iraq as a "civil war-like situation". Shi'a Rebels in Iraq have grown by one Unit. US Soldiers report they are well armed, with various small arms and anti-tank weapons after engaging them in small firefights.

-Egyptian passenger ferry, MS al-Salam Boccaccio 98 carrying more than 1,400 people, sinks in the Red Sea off the Saudi coast, with only 388 rescued.

-March- Kurdish–Turkish conflict: Heavy fighting broke out around Diyarbakir between the PKK and Turkish security forces, as well as large riots by PKK supporters, as result the army had to temporary close the roads to Diyarbakır Airport and many schools and businesses had to be shut down.

North America & Caribbean
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Remains of Metal Gear REX
-January- NASA's Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet.

-NASA launches the first space mission to Pluto as a rocket hurls the New Horizons spacecraft on a 9-year journey.

-The United States invites UN inspectors,including those from Russia & China, into the Shadow Moses facility on the Fox Archipelago in Alaska. The inspectors search the facility, sending men throughout the base. Research concerning the Metal Gear REX program is gathered by the inspectors is reviewed and destroyed. The remaining hulk of Metal Gear REX is likewise destroyed. UN and American demolition crews wire the facility for destruction, so that it can never be used for such programs again.

-The United States also has established a military commission which will participate in a task force to hunt down ex-president George Sears AKA Solidus Snake. The CIA & FBI have a large number of agents being set on the task of locating him.

-February- Pasta de Conchos mine disaster: Sixty-five miners die after becoming trapped underground, following an explosion in Nueva Rosita, Mexico.

-In Haiti, after almost two years of international peacekeeping, elections have been held. The results have been contested. A Provisional Electoral Council decides that René Préval has won 51.15 percent of the votes and a runoff election will not be necessary.

-March- The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.

- NASA's Cassini–Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.

-NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters orbit around Mars.

-The US military expands by 2 land units, and 2 air units.
Pacific
Video of Hyshot III Test
-February- Australian naval shipyards begin creation of a naval unit, focusing on cruisers. At the same time Australia invests in expanding its domestic ship building industry.

-The Australians also begin expanding their nuclear energy sectors.

-Talks between Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia regarding possible closer military cooperation are slated to take place this year. It is the belief that this may be in response to the growing specter of China over east Asia.

-March- Papuan Conflict: Three policemen and an airman were killed and 24 other people injured during a clash with Papuan students who had been demanding closure of Freeport's Grasberg mine in Papua.

-A scramjet jet engine, HyShot III, designed to fly at 7 times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.

South America
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Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
-January- Evo Morales becomes Bolivia's first indigenous head of state since the Spanish Conquest. He was a leader among fellow campesinos and opposed to US efforts to eradicate coca growing.

-March- Michelle Bachelet is sworn in as Chile's first female president. She speaks of bringing the country together.

Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 26/26 (24 Reserves) -26; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy, 2 Germany]
Air Units:12/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan,2 Germany, 4 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [8 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 2 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-2, SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008),CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009),GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008),PHB-(L1 in Q2 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +300
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +146 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -90 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
==




-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (100 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2(Level 3 in Q4 2006) / MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2(Level 3 in Q2 2007), CC-2(Level 3 in Q3 2006), SEC-3
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +260
Deficit: -2800
Credit Income: +100 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +33 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +15 Caspian oil; -164 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 2/22 (6 Reserves) -22;
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2(Level 3 in Q4 2006) / MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2(Level 3 in Q3 2006), SEC-3
Specific/Secret-MD-(Level 1 Q1 2008),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +279
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +160 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+7 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil; -72 deficit]
Conflicts:
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-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Luc)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately Low/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-3, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3,APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2; ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +254
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +89 [+15 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +20 Norwegian Oil,+6 Norweigen Natural Gas; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==


-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Dutchguy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/6 (2 Reserve) -6;
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +260 credits
Deficit:
Credit Income: +191 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +21 Polish Plastics; ]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan



-Japan-
Leader: Junichirō Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/8 (2 Reserve) -8;
Air Units: 0/8 (4 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-2(L3 Q4 2006), AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-KnT(Level 1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +286
Deficit: -344
Credit Income: +135 [+20 Saudi Oil; +16 Taiwanese Machinery, +20 South Korean Iron, +18 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +15 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+15 Filipino Oil; -20 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (Huojin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/10 (19 Reserve) -10; [1 West Bank]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1(Level 1 in Q3 2006), ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-1(Level 1 in Q3 2006), AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +210
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +70 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest



-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq]
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/2 -2; (1 complete in Q4 2006)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-3, SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +220
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +74 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +15 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (Zhukar)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4; (4 completed Q4 2006)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2(L3 in Q4 2006), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +202
Deficit: -202
Credit Income: +66 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel; -12 deficit)
Conflicts:



-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18 (17 Reserves) -18;
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 in Q1 2007), SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2006), SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +73 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +242
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +75 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery, +2 Dutch Plastics; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Firebird)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/8 -8
Air Units: 0/4 -4
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -270
Credit Income: +68 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +8 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+15 American Machinery; -15 deficit]
Conflicts:
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-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (30 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +40
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +25 [+10 DPRK Iron, +10 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals; -20 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +210
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:
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Asia
-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 0/4
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
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Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2
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Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2

-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
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Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
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Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
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New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1



Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts:

-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
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-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts:
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Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
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Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 3
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 3
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Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
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Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 0/6 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/Australian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United Kingdom/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/7 (4 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts:
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-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Timor Crisis
United Nations
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American Tanks roll through an Iraqi village.
-April- On the floor of the UNGA Iran continues to bring attention to the occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan, pointing to the illegal circumstances of which they were invaded by the US, under President George Sears. Iran claims the US is occupying both countries for their own gain, in an effort to divide the Islamic world. Syria, one of Iran's allies, agrees with the Iranian accusations and states "Iraq is a festering cauldron, ripe for civil war"; bringing to point, the dire situation for civilians as sectarian violence increases in the country. The Russian UN delegate questioned what force, if any, would replace the existence of the Coalition troops already in both countries. Russia claims there are none willing to send troops even under UN jurisdiction. So far, Iran is the only nation that has stepped forward zealously to send troops into Iraq to provide safety and stability, however other nations have questioned Iran's true motives for doing so. Russia indicated it may support Iranian troops in Iraq, however Israel pointed out the nuances of what such a situation would mean for the balance of power in the region, and the destabilization such a move would cause.


-Subject to rebuffs from Israel and the United States, Iran makes the statement; "If we must intervene in Iraq to protect our Republic and our fellow muslims, then God Willing we will do it. If the United States does not end the assault upon Shia muslims Iran will take matters into its own hands." Irans statement has been taken as an open threat by some UN members. Israel reminds Iran that the Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are not composed only of white westerners, but a multitude of diffrent ethninticities. Additionally Saudi Arabia states it would not support Iranian troops in Iraq. Opposite Saudi Arabia, Libya voiced its support for Irans call for American withdrawl. China too voiced support for the first four clauses of Iran's resolution. After more discussion Iran asks for a resolution "bringing the peacekeeping mission of the "Coalition of the Willing" under the guidance of the United Nations."


-June- On the floor of the UNGA, China explains the dangers, of an unwarrented arms race within East Asia. The PRC also states its intentions;
"China therefore restates our defining goal in international relations to be - in common with our domestic agenda - harmonious development. In order to maintain the peace we have now, we warn against those seeking to isolate China diplomatically or strategically as shattering a mutually beneficial peace."
In response, both Australia and Japan claim build up of naval forces does not pose a direct threat to China, whom still has the largest navy in the region. Japan states "To put it simply, Japan - in the same way to China, with its own standing military forces - is merely exercising its rights to effective self-defence, as guaranteed in Chapter VII, Article 51 of the United Nations Charter - and, indeed, as arguably required, as per our ability, to do so by Chapter VII, Article 43." Russia also questions China's concerns pointing out the shadow China's military force casts over East Asia, and that a few additional ships to countries such as Japan make mere diffrence. Recently China claimed that it is being painted a villain by other East Asian governments for no apparent reason. Chinese delegates also point out the US Navy remains the largest naval presence in the pacific, and that it was their government, that was discovered to be threatening the peace in East Asia.


Africa
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French troops patrol just outside of Ndjaména.
-April- Chadian Civil War: France sends 1 land unit, and 1 air unit to Chad upon the request of the Chadian government, whom discovered a rebel attack force headed toward the captial of N’Djamena. The French also send troops from the 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment to hunt down Mahamat Nour Abdelkarim, a major rebel leader.


Chadian Civil War:
Chadian rebel leader Mahamat Nour Abdelkarim, having brought together several Chadian rebel movements under the banner of the Front Uni pour le Changement (United Front for Change, FUC), laid siege to N’Djamena. On April 13, 2006, 1,200 to 1,500 FUC rebels in 56 pickup trucks dashed hundreds of kilometers across Chad from bases in Darfur and the Central African Republic to fight pitched gun battles with Chadian security forces on the streets of the capital city. The fighting in Ndjaména lasted from 5 am to 11 am and included armored personnel carriers, technicals (4-wheel drive vehicles mounted with heavy weapons) and tanks, and was concentrated in the southeastern suburbs and at the Palais des Quinze, Chad’s parliament, which rebel troops unfamiliar with the layout of the capital city mistook for the presidential palace.

-Chadian Civil War: With considerable assistance from the French military, the takeover attempt was thwarted, with hundreds killed. However both the French air unit, and Land unit remain intact. The Chadian rebel forces have dissolved for now. Mahamat Nour Abdelkarim slipped away after the siege, and has gone into hiding. He is thought to be likely regathering his forces.

-Ituri Conflict: One Nepalese peacekeeper was killed and seven were taken hostage by the FNI. MONUC confirmed that seven of its peacekeepers were captured in an area 100 km east of Bunia, in the disputed northeastern region of Ituri.

-May- War in Darfur: On 5 May 2006, the Sudanese government signed the Darfur Peace Agreement[42] along with the faction of the SLA led by Minni Minnawi. However, the agreement was rejected by the smaller Justice and Equality Movement and a rival faction of the SLA led by Abdul Wahid al Nur. The accord was orchestrated by chief negotiator Salim Ahmed Salim (working on behalf of the African Union), U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick, AU representatives and other foreign officials operating in Abuja, Nigeria.

-War in Darfur: The 115-page peace agreement included agreements on national and state power-sharing, demilitarization of the Janjaweed and other militias, an integration of SLM/A and JEM troops into the Sudanese Armed Forces and police, a system of federal wealth-sharing for the promotion of Darfurian economic interests, a referendum on the future status of Darfur and measures to promote the flow of humanitarian aid.

-War in Darfur: Representatives of the African Union, Nigeria, Libya, the USA, the UK, the UN, the EU, the Arab League, Egypt, Canada, Norway and the Netherlands served as witnesses.

-Ituri Conflict: The FNI released the seven Nepalese peacekeepers, taken a month prior.


-June- Kivu Conflict: As late as June 2006, Nkunda became subject to United Nations Security Council restrictions put forth by ambassadors to the UN.

Somalian Civil War: A battle for Mogadishu followed in the first half of 2006 in which the ARPCT confronted the ICU. However, with local support, the ICU captured the city in June of the year. ICU plans to expand its area of control in south-central Somalia over the following months, assisted militarily by Eritrea. In an effort at reconciliation, TFG and ICU representatives held several rounds of talks in Khartoum under the auspices of the Arab League. The meetings ended unsuccessfully due to uncompromising positions retained by both parties. Hardline Islamist's subsequently gained power within the ICU, prompting fears of a Talibanization of the movement.

-China makes investments into Africa, starting with the Zambian Copperbelt, and also into Sudanese oilfields. This is made possible by the creation of the Sino-African Investment Bank. It would appear China seeks to exploit high volume resources, some of which have yet to be tapped to their full potential in Africa.
Asia
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Tatmadaw forces round up, and forcibly relocate Karen civilians.
-April- Nepalese Civil War: General strike begins with Maoist forces promising to refrain from violence. Protesters clash with police, hundreds arrested, dozens injured. A curfew is imposed in Kathmandu from 10 pm to 9 am The king orders protesters violating the curfew to be "shot on sight." General strike scheduled to end. Government extends curfew, BBC reports. Three dead in two days of unrest, as thousands of demonstrators defy curfews.

-Nepalese Civil War: Maoist insurgents, responding to a demand by the newly appointed Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, announce a unilateral three-month truce after weeks of pro-democracy protests in Kathmandu, and encourage the formation of a new constituent assembly tasked with rewriting the nation's constitution.
April- Sri Lanken Civil War: In light of continued violence, the LTTE called for a postponement of the Geneva talks until 24–25 April, and the government initially agreed to this. Following negotiations, both the government and the rebels agreed to have a civilian vessel transport the regional LTTE leaders with international truce monitors on 16 April, which involved crossing government-controlled territory. However, the climate shifted drastically when the Tamil Tigers cancelled the meeting, claiming not to have agreed to a naval escort. According to the SLMM, the Tamil rebels had previously agreed to the escort.

Sri Lanken Civil War: The LTTE officially pulled out of peace talks indefinitely. While they stated that transportation issues had prevented them from meeting their regional leaders, some analysts and the international community held a deep skepticism, seeing the transportation issue as a delaying tactic by the LTTE in order to avoid attending peace talks in Geneva. Violence continued to spiral and on 23 April 2006, six Sinhalese rice farmers were massacred in their paddy fields by suspected LTTE cadres, and on 13 May 2006, 13 Tamil civilians were killed in the islet of Kayts. International condemnation against the LTTE skyrocketed following the attempted assassination of the commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka by a female LTTE Black Tiger suicide bomber named Anoja Kugenthirasah, who concealed the explosives by appearing to be pregnant and blew herself up at the Sri Lankan Army headquarters in Colombo. For the first time since the 2001 ceasefire, the Sri Lanka Air Force carried out aerial assaults on rebel positions in the north-eastern part of the island nation in retaliation for the attack.

-Sri Lanken Civil War: This attack, along with the assassination of Lakshman Kadiragamar a year earlier and an unsuccessful attack against a naval vessel carrying 710 unarmed security force personnel on holiday, proved the catalysts as the European Union decided to proscribe the LTTE as a terrorist organisation. It resulted in the freezing of LTTE assets in its 27 member nations. In a statement, the European Parliament said that the LTTE did not represent all the Tamils and called on it to "allow for political pluralism and alternate democratic voices in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka". As the North and East of the country continued to be rocked by attacks, new talks were scheduled in Oslo, Norway, between 8–9 June.

- A fire at the Brand India Fair, Victoria Park, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, kills at least 100.

-China expands trade networks into Cambodia, through infrastructure networks via Laos and existing economic ties with the Laotian government. Thus far China has been able to maintain good relations with many of its neighbors despite cries of an alleged arms race elsewhere in East Asia.

-Investments in expansion of cross-border trade is offered by China to Vietnam and India. Vietnam has indicated it would consider a joint investment with China, its second biggest trading partner, and continue to further expand the "economic corridor" opened between the two countries in the 90's. India has indicated further negotiation would be needed in order to come to a conclusion on a joint Chinese-Indian investment.

-China continues investments in East Asian nations with investment in Indonesian raw material industry. In turn, Indonesia begins sending larger amounts of tin to China as a result.

-China begins a party consultation to end the one child policy, and replace it with a two-child policy. This shall become active from Q3 2006, in order to end the demographic imbalances for the Chinese people. In the mood of patriotic fervor sweeping the nation as Japan re-militarizes, this is welcomed as a move towards encouraging Chinese rebirth and rejuvenation in the face of outside threats.

-Japanese manufacturers open some factories and plants in Chinese Taipei, in order to improve economic ties and create jobs there. Components can be assembled more cheaply in Taiwan, enhance Japanese manufacturing, in much the same way that the German car industry outsources components to the Czech Republic in order to be more competitive and allow for final assembly and more complex, high-skill parts to be made in their own country.

-May- Nepalese Civil War: Nepal's new cabinet declares a ceasefire. The cabinet also announces that the Maoist rebels will no longer be considered a terrorist group. Rebels are also encouraged to open peace talks.

-War in Afghanistan: Operation Mountain Thrust was launched on 17 May 2006. The coalition mission in southern Afghanistan appears to be a tactical success with Taliban forces retreating for the time being.

-The Republic of China turns towards making investments into expanding its economy via expanding Taiwans electronics industry.

-The Republic of China also moves to increase its Cyber Capabilities in a joint setup with Japan & Austrailia. (Joint upgrade to level 3)

-France opens Dassault and Thales plants in Japan working with Mitsubishi and Kawasaki corporations, to enhance the defense export industry in Asia and as part of a technological cooperation plan with Japan. The plants boosts French and Japanese economies. This joint investment includes a joint factory complex to produce the Mitsubishi F-4 Hitoare, the Japanese-modified version of the Dassault Rafale.

-Japan, France,Taiwan and Australia begin joint research on a new VTOL project(Joint level 3 upgrade). The four countries are basing their design on Harrier jump jet technology purchased from Britain.The project will resemble the cancelled V-16/P.1185 'Super Harrier' project and the P.1227 'Harrier III' project, increasing the range and speed of the aircraft to supersonic. In Japanese use, the new aircraft will be known as the Mitsubishi F-3 Hariā.

-France, Australia,Taiwan and Japan also work together to develop top of the line Mobile Anti-Air Weapons systems based on the American THAAD program(Joint SAA tech to Level 4). American funding is reported to be aiding in this endevour.

-In response to rising tensions in East Asia, the Chinese government continues to officially state that it calls for an end to the rising re-militarization amongst East Asian nations. China has yet to move toward further militarization, which has made some Pro-PRC elements in Taiwan to question the validity of the RoC's move to expand its navy. China makes clear that they will answer any threat, but give peaceful de-escalation a chance while the world witnesses China spend her money on development, not militarization.

-June- War in North-West Pakistan: On 21 June 2006, pro-Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants in the Bannu region of North Waziristan stated they shot down a Bell military helicopter that was reported to have crashed. The government denied missile fire as the cause, stating it was due to technical faults. The helicopter had taken off from a base camp in Bannu at around 7 am for Miramshah and crashed 15 minutes later into the Baran Dam in the Mohmandkhel area on Wednesday morning. Four soldiers were killed while three others were rescued. On the same day militants killed an inspector and two constables on a road connecting Bannu and the main town of Miranshah.

-War in North-West Pakistan: On 21 June 2006, Afghan Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani issued a decree that it was not (Afghan) Taliban policy to fight the Pakistan Army. However, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan intentionally did not circulate the decree in North Waziristan thereby keeping pressure on the government.

-Sri Lanken Civil War: Delegations from both sides arrived in Oslo, but the talks were cancelled when the LTTE refused to meet directly with the government delegation claiming its fighters were not been allowed safe passage to travel to the talks. Norwegian mediator Erik Solheim told journalists that the LTTE should take direct responsibility for the collapse of the talks.

-Sri Lanken Civil War: Further violence followed, including the Vankalai massacre. The Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger rebels have blamed each other for the killings. There was also the Kebithigollewa massacre, in which the LTTE attacked a bus killing at least 64 Sinhalese civilians and prompting more air strikes by the Air Force, and the assassination of Sri Lanka's third highest-ranking army officer and Deputy Chief of Staff General Parami Kulatunga on 26 June by an LTTE suicide bomber. These events led the SLMM to question whether a ceasefire could still be said to exist.

-The Christian Science Monitor reports that "150 tribal elders have been killed in Waziristan in the past three years." The article, by David Montero, adds that "Without the authority of the elders, there is little to stop the growing power of radical mullahs and the Taliban they support in a land where top Al Qaeda figures have been thought to hide."

-The first Kazakh space satellite KazSat-1 is launched.

-France sends 2 Air units to Afghanistan in support of the ISAF forces already stationed there.

-Following its other investments China invests in, and begins building Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port aiding in increasing trade between Sri Lanka and China.

-China sends economic support to North Korea, and encourages North Korea to purchase Chinese agricultural goods in exchange for raw materials. The North Koreans take up the Chinese on the opportunity in order to relive the famine that has been plaguing the country.

-Japan begins construction of 3 new naval units, including beginning work on two Hyūga-class helicopter carriers (AAS-3) - Hyūga and Ise, which will be made capable of carrying VSTOL fighters in future with the use of a retractable ski ramp - and two more cutting-edge, stealthy Atago-class guided missile/air defense destroyers, Takao and Maya (DD-4). The construction of these new units marks Japan as the second east Asian country to begin expanding its naval forces.

-Japan, funded by the United States, begins building PAC-3 missile defense systems across Japan as a counter to North Korean aggression. The defense system will provide a virtual safety net over the region.

-Japan also states that it will support Australian efforts to develop Amphibious Assault Carriers in the future. Both countries are assumed to be keeping a watchful eye over post-coup Philippines and any happenings in the South China Sea, thus serving as a reason for a heightened level of military projects.

-The US military base in Okinawa will has become a Japanese military base, housing JNDF personnel alongside US personnel, along with other US military bases in Japan. Japanese air units make a home there.


-Internal conflict in Myanmar: The Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces) conducted an immense offensive against the Karen National Union (KNU) in Kayin State, which resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians. One estimate claimed that approximately half a million people were displaced due to fighting between government forces and the KNU, and forcible relocation of villages by the government.
Europe
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US troops secure nuclear payloads from bases in Germany for transport back to the United States.
-April- 2nd Chechen War: A shoot-out took place in the government compound in the center of the capital Grozny between security forces of the Moscow-backed Chechen Premier Ramzan Kadyrov and the Moscow-backed Chechen President Alu Alkhanov. There were conflicting reports on the incident and casualties.

-The European Space Agency's Venus Express space probe enters Venus' orbit.

-Germany makes a double investment into Poland, mostly focused in western Poland. German investors expand the polish plastics industry, increasing Germany's import amount, and aiding the Polish economy.

-An active fund is setup to aid Germans with familial roots in Poland to purchase ancestral lands from Polish owners who wish to sell. Due to Schengen, and open EU boarders, this has become possible. However it causes the Polish government to raise an eyebrow, as a few Polish land owners refuse to vacate their homes, even when large amounts of money are put forward.

-Germany also invests in the Kansai project, in Japan. Helping to strengthen their economy a bit. Japan matches the German investment. Some funding will be used to promote international scholarships for a few of best students in STEM fields to come and study in Japan, and permit them to work for Japanese companies - Japan hopes to acquire international talent and innovation in the same way as the United States does by doing so.


-May- 2nd Chechen War: Local guerrilla commanders Timur Maayev and Bilal Edilsultanov were reported killed in the village of Novye Atagi southeast of Grozny.

-As requested by the German government US forces withdraw the nuclear weapons stored in Germany and bring them back to the United States, in turn removing some of NATO's European Theater first strike capability in the potential event of nuclear war. The removal of US forces and Nukes from Germany make some NATO allies uncomfortable, thus some, such as Poland invite US forces to stay at bases within its boarders. 2 US units,1 land, 1 air, are allowed to re-locate to the Polish bases, however US nuclear weapons do indeed return to the United States.

-Germany also announces intent to sign into effect the Treaty of Lisbon, as does the United Kingdom. The following EU nations have also signed the treaty; Belgium,France, Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, and Sweden.

-The British government invests in creating The South-Essex Industrial Complex. It is to be used as a location for multiple industrial factories. Some of the factories are notable leased by German and Norwegian companies.

-Britain also invests in further expansion of the Norwegian natural gas pipelines into Europe under the North Sea, and into fellow EU countries. The move is to lessen the influence Russian natural gas holds over EU nations, and it would appear other EU nations such as Poland, the Netherlands and Denmark are following suit with similar investments.

-France puts forward government labor reforms in order to liberalize labor laws; they make it possible for employers to fire employees, and reduce legal protections to hasten the process. This is because the current system does not allow incompetent employees to be fired due to a tenure system, and is causing inefficiency by not allowing young people to acquire jobs. Young career seekers embrace the reform, older workers feel threatened by such a reform. The French economy increases overall due to the reform.

-June- 2nd Chechen War: Two officials were killed minutes apart in Ingushetia by gunmen wearing black uniforms, berets, and masks. The assassinations appeared to be another round of carefully timed attacks against the government. First, Galina Gubina, an administrator responsible for helping ethnic Russian families resettle in the region was gunned down. Then, Musa Nalgiyev, the commander of Ingushetia's OMON riot police, was killed as he drove his three young children to school. Nalgiyev's children were also killed, as were the commander's two guards. In recent weeks, rebels in Ingushetia have also kidnapped Magomed Chakhiyev, a lawmaker and the father-in-law of President Murat Zyazikov, and have attempted to kill Health Minister Magomed Aliskhanov. Galina Gubina earlier escaped an attempt on her life two years ago when a bomb went off under Gubina's car, severely wounding her. Abdul-Halim Sadulayev, the Ichkerian President since the death of Aslan Maskhadov, and at least two FSB agents and Chechen militiamen killed and five wounded during a firefight in the town of Argun.

-Montenegro, formerly a part of Serbia-Montenegro, becomes independent. In response to the announcement, the government of Serbia declared itself the legal and political successor of Serbia and Montenegro, and that the government and parliament of Serbia itself would soon adopt a new constitution.

-Montenegro becomes the 193rd member of the United Nations.

-Germany has expanded its Reserve land forces by 8 units. It is at this time the largest troop expansion in Europe. It would appear that Angela Merkel and the German military are focusing completely on the potential threat Russia represents, and working toward maintaining military parity with the Russians. It would appear, German operations in the Afghan war have completely come to an end. The government also makes the promise to establish 5 additional active duty units by 2008 along with a refurbishment of the Luftwaffe.

-France expands its Air force by 4 units: Investments are focused on a larger force of Rafales and Mirage 2000-5 Mark 2s.

-The Russian military releases 4 units of reserves as per its troop reforms that began in the spring, when it was stated that the Russian military would be reduced to 1 million troops by 2012. In line with the reforms mentioned in Q1 of 2006, Russia also begins actively advancing its military capabilities(upgrade to LDC level 4). While more technological advancements will be needed, a fully modern and professional Russian military is projected for 2012 at the current rate of advancements.

-Reports from Russia also confirm Russian early investments in Human Augmentation programs. While it is believed the data and research for such programs already exist in the United States, as part of the Genome soldier projects, Russian scientists will likely have to rely on their own research & development. The venture, as perceived by economic experts, will be expensive.

Middle East
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US forces deployed in Iraq as part of the 'surge' patrol the area outside Baghdad.
-April- A suicide bombing in Tel Aviv kills nine and injures dozens.

-Iraq War: Small formations of British troops were reportedly dispatched to Nasiriyah, where a firefight erupted between Shi'a insurgents and British forces. Two British soldiers were killed, while 14 Insurgents lost their lives.

-May- Fighting between Fatah and Hamas leaves one Fatah gunman dead and two Hamas gunmen dead. However violence between the two factions spreads rapidly in Gaza. To add to the chaos rockets fired from Gaza impact near Tel Aviv, killing multiple civilians. The Israeli government energizes the Middle East Quartet in reaction to Hamas and their disregard for the election of Fatah, their endangerment of the agreed-upon Road Map to Peace, and their attacks upon Israel. Members of the European Union in particular, as well as the UN, condem the actions of Hamas outright.

-Israel takes matters into their own hands by starting research, and construction of a rocket defense project to shield the country from rocket attacks. It is named 'Iron Dome'. Israel also makes strides in advancing its Cyber capabilities(Advance to CC-3).

-Iraq War: In Iraq, insurgent attacks have been rising steadily. sectarian violence threatens to de-stabilize government organizations as members of the police force & military voice that their lives and families are being threatened by terrorists and insurgents. A result being some police officers and soldiers desert their postings. The 'Surge' of troops rumored from the US, will serve as hope to curtail such issues.

-June- Iraq War: On 6 June 2006, the United States was successful in tracking Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq who was killed in a targeted killing, while attending a meeting in an isolated safe house approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) north of Baqubah. Having been tracked by a British UAV, radio contact was made between the controller and two United States Air Force F-16C jets, which identified the house and at 14:15 GMT, the lead jet dropped two 500‑pound (230 kg) guided bombs, a laser-guided GBU‑12 and GPS-guided GBU‑38 on the building where he was located at. Six others—three male and three female individuals—were also reported killed. Among those killed were one of his wives and their child.
Iraq War:The current government of Iraq took office on 20 May 2006, following approval by the members of the Iraqi National Assembly. This followed the general election in December 2005. The government succeeded the Iraqi Transitional Government, which had continued in office in a caretaker capacity until the formation of the permanent government. Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki says he "intends to develop a plan to ensure that no entities outside the Iraqi government wield force in Iraq."

-Iraq War: A US air strike kills Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

-In Lebanon, Hezbollah is reportedly building defenses along the Israeli boarder, underground bunkers and tunnels are being dug, and weapons stockpiled. The situation looms over Israel, especially now that incidents in Gaza are heating back up.

-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad orders the creation of refugee camps on the Iran-Iraq boarder. The camps will offer sanctuary for Shi'a fleeing Iraq. While refugees are staying in these camps they will receive a political and religious education favorable to Iran reportedly.

-Iraq War: A surge of US troops lands in Baghdad, and Kabul, as America steps up its role in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to the surge of US troops entering Iraq and Afghanistan, American forces have also constructed Fire support bases throughout important areas in each country.

North America & Caribbean
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FEMA station set up to aid disaster stricken victims of Katrina.
-April- Japanese disaster relief teams arrive to areas hit by Hurricane Katrina to assist – having lot of experience with disasters due to tsunamis and typhoons. This is seen as a goodwill humanitarian gesture of peace from Japan. The US government has set up a proper FEMA program to assist in the recovery of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in addition.

-Renegotiation of the 'Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan' with amendments to the treaty to change it from, to summarize, "the US is responsible for Japan's defense" to "the US is an ally of Japan and will defend Japan if attacked and vice versa". The formal relationship changes from protector and protected to an equal defensive alliance between nations as become official.

-The United States has also stated it will provide training and technological/research assistance to Japan with air superiority fighters, aircraft carriers and VTOL aircraft for these carriers, including access to participation in the F-35 program.

-May- In Haiti, after a couple of months in which approximately 4,000 demonstrators have been killed, René Préval is inaugurated president. His relations with the US are good and the governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, is in attendance. So too is one of Haiti's former brutal dictators, General Prosper Avril.

-The President of the United States signals as official public policy, the beginning of a troop surge in Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of defeating the extremists and restoring proper order. The US government sees this as the final phase toward ending the occupation of the two countries and bringing the American forces there home.

-President Johnson also speaks of the start of a gradual nuclear and military withdrawal from Germany at the request of the German Government, after Angel Merkel cited the United States and it's involvement with the Metal Gear Rex/Shadow Moses Isle incident as reason to withdraw.

-June- The United States expands its army reserves by 4 units. 8 reserve units are however mobilized for the stated 'surge' that is set to happen in Iraq, and Afghanistan in an attempt to quell sectarian violence, and insurgency straining the Iraqi, and Afghan governments. 4 units are in turn are sent to Iraq, and 4 are sent to Afghanistan.

Pacific
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Australian forces police the streets of Dili, capitol of East Timor.
-May- East Timorese crisis: East Timor's Foreign Minister José Ramos-Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Portugal. All four countries send a unit to aid in keeping the peace. As the first international forces were arriving, some renegade soldiers were moving into Dili and engaging in combat with FDTL and police forces, with up to twenty people believed to have been killed.

-Portugal expands its army by a unit.

-The 6.4 Mw Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of IX (Destructive), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.

- Sidoarjo mud flow: The world's biggest mud volcano is created by the blowout of a natural gas well being drilled in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia. This results in displacement of more than 11,000 persons from 8 villages, as well as damage to road and power infrastructures. Several (Twenty-five) factories are also abandoned

-June- East Timorese crisis: A large crowd of about 1000 people who had waited in vain for several hours for food handouts raided a government warehouse in Dili, taking computer equipment, furniture and other supplies to trade them for food. Australian soldiers present at the warehouse were unable to prevent the looting due to a lack of police powers, and although they summoned Portuguese police, the warehouse was practically empty. However its rumored top rebel coordinators have been taken out, a victory for the government.

-East Timorese crisis: Eight ministers threatened to resign, and Ramos-Horta was beginning a press conference discussing his resignation when he received a phone call; after answering it, he said to the media "Please, we cancel our press conference because it is irrelevant anyway now. You are invited to go to the residence of the Prime Minister. He wants to make an announcement." There, Alkatiri announced his resignation, saying;

Having deeply reflected on the present situation prevailing in the country, considering that above all interests are the interests of our nation, assuming my own share of responsibility for the crisis affecting our country, determined not to contribute to any deepening of the crisis, recognizing that the people of Timor deserve to live in peace and tranquillity, believing that all militants and sympathizers of Fretilin will understand and support this position, I declare I am ready to resign from my position of Prime Minister of the government of RDTL, so as to avoid the resignation of His Excellency, the President of the Republic.
— Mari Alkatiri


-Australia purchases 2 Squadrons worth of F/A-18F Super hornets from the United States, and forms 2 new air units.

-Australia and Japan invest in uranium mining and civilian nuclear industries in Australia. The Japan Atomic Power Company, a consortium of all of Japan's electric utility companies is a main investor. This is in order to establish Japanese-owned uranium mines, owned by the consortium, to provide cheaper nuclear fuel for Japan's nuclear power industry and guarantee the supply, much like the oil. Both the Australian and the Japanese economy grows as a result.

-Australia also makes investments into Singapore's electronic industry, gaining from imports from the country.

-East Timorese crisis: After the announcement, mobs in the streets of Dili began to celebrate rather than protest. Australian Prime Minister John Howard said he was pleased with the resignation, insofar as it was "part of the process of working out the difficulty, resolving the impasse".

-East timorese crisis: Alkatiri was issue with a summons to appear in court to give evidence relating to the accusations that Rogerio Lobato armed a group of civilians, prosecutors suggesting that Alkatiri may also be charged over allegations about his role in the matter.
South America
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Álvaro Uribe, President of Colombia
-May- Colombian Conflict: In May 2006, the Colombian presidential election resulted in Uribe winning re-election with a historic first round vote tally of 62%, followed by leftist Carlos Gaviria with 22% and Horacio Serpa.

-President Morales nationalizes Bolivia's gas fields.


Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:11/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 4 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [8 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 2 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-2, SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +300
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +153 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -75 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
==




-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (96 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2(Level 3 in Q4 2006) / MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2(Level 3 in Q2 2007), CC-2(Level 3 in Q3 2006), SEC-3,CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +260
Deficit: -2800
Credit Income: +100 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +33 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +15 Caspian oil; -164 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 0/22 (6 Reserves) -22;
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2(Level 3 in Q4 2006) / MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2(Level 3 in Q3 2006), SEC-3
Specific/Secret-MD-(Level 1 Q1 2008),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +284
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +192 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+5 DPRK Iron,+8 Zambian Copper,+6 Sudanese Oil; -72 deficit]
Conflicts:
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-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Luc)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderately high
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-3, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3,APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2; ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +258
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +106 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +22 Norwegian Oil,+16 Norweigen Natural Gas; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
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-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Dutchguy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/6 (10 Reserve) -6;
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +263 credits
Deficit:
Credit Income: +197 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; ]
Conflicts:



-Japan-
Leader: Junichirō Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/8 (2 Reserve) -8;
Air Units: 0/8 (4 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4; (4 Q1 2007)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), SA-1 / ACC-2(L3 Q4 2006), AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-KnT(Level 1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, PAC-3 Home Island MDS (Q3 2007)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +289
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +141 [+20 Saudi Oil; +16 Taiwanese Machinery,+9 Taiwanese Electronics, +20 South Korean Iron, +18 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +15 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+15 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+6 Australian Uranium; -34 deficit]
Conflicts:






-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq, 1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/2 (3 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/2 -2; (1 complete in Q4 2006)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), , RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), , SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +223
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +79 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +15 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, East Timorese crisis



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (Zhukar)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4; (4 completed Q4 2006)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2(L3 in Q4 2006), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +205
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +64 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:



-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18 (17 Reserves) -18;
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 in Q1 2007), SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2006), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +73 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Chad]
Air Units: 4/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 1 Chad]
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +246
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +84 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War

-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (Huojin)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/13
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +228
Deficit: -643
Credit Income: +100 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals; -37 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India
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Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1






-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Firebird)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/8
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -270
Credit Income: +68 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +8 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+15 American Machinery; -15 deficit]
Conflicts:

Vacant Playable countries:
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-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/10 (19 Reserve) -10; [1 West Bank]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1(Level 1 in Q3 2006), ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-1(Level 2 in Q3 2006), AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +210
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +70 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
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Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1




-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (30 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +40
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +42 [+10 DPRK Iron, +10 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+10 Chinese Agriculture; -13 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +210
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:

NPC Stats:
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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
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United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 0
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Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1


Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 0/4
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
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Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2


-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:



-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
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Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
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New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1



Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq



-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
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-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/2 (1 Afghanistan, 1 East Timor)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, East Timorese crisis
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-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
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Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 3
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Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 3
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Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
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Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 0/6 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Timor Crisis
==

-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United Kingdom/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts:
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-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq
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Re: World News

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Turn 3-Q3 2006-The Mercenary

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News:
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World Conflicts

Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Timor Crisis
Lebanon War
United Nations
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Floor of the UNGA
-In the UNGA the debate over re-militarization in East Asia continues with China and Japan continually showing distrust in each others statements. China makes its case in point the ship building program launched by the Japanese Navy, declaring it unnecessary. Japan counters that it is entitled to self defense spending and that the Japanese military will never be used aggressively, as stated n Japans constitution even with the reform of Article 9. China makes the statement "China supports peace on the Korean peninsula as in all areas; the recent moves will only further scupper hopes for peace in this most sensitive of areas." This was stated after the concern regarding North Korea and its nuclear ambitions has been widely circulated throughout East Asia. It would seem that neither Japan, China or other East Asian and Pacific nations can come to an agreement regarding an accepted amount of re-militarization in East Asia.

-On the floor of the UNGA, India brings concern to the issue of re-militarization in Europe, which has shown to mimic the situation in East Asia. As the US has suffered reputation loss, nations that see US involvement in their regions as a liability have taken steps to increase thier own military capability, and it continues to cause waves around the world. India condemns the move toward national militarization in Europe and around the world as a threat to peace, thus India seeks for the end of such expansive measures. Australia warns that military increases in Europe may develop a domino effect, leading to a downward spiral in relations. Russia and Belarus both show concern over re-armament and the shifting of forces in Europe. The German Bundeswehr, the largest force to expand seemingly has no reason to do so, accept due 'the size' of their country. However some European nations feel Russia's pursuit in Metal gear technology is a strategic threat that must be answered with increased production of military hardware. Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, and the Ukraine share this opinion. Other nations such as Britain, the Czech Republic and Croatia seem to believe the expansion is necessary as the United States brings most of its active European force home. There are those nations opposed to re-militarization in Europe, namely Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and Sweden. All in all the UNGA resolution to condemn Re-militarization in Europe passes by vast majority.

-In the UNGA Iran continues to push for " the UNSC to make the Coalition of the Willing forces in Iraq a UNSC peacekeeping mission and therefore subject to the oversight and regulations of UNSC missions.". However Iran's recommendation gains little, to no traction amongst the major powers. No major nations have yet to voice their opinion of Iran's new suggestion, however the vote passed to take up the issue with the UNSC.

-In the UNGA, UN General Secretary Kofi Annan comes forth with the request from a Non-governmental Organization to be recognized by the UNGA. The NGO named Philiantophy, composed of anti-metal gear activists seeking uncover information on the development of new Metal Gears is turned down by many major nations. India states "It is not the business of the United Nations to authorize pre-existing non-governmental organisations to act with the authority of this organisation". Japan proposes expanding IAEA or UNMOVIC along the same lines as this NGO. Russia,Britain, France and Germany also refuse to recognize 'Philanthropy'. Even though Philanthropy has won a majority in the UNGA, it remains a fringe NGO without established jurisdiction over nations capable in the area of Metal gear development.
Africa
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Chadian soldier resting after firefight in Mongo,Chad.
-July- Chadian Civil War: French & Chadian government troops spread out from the capital of Chad, in search of rebel camps, and towns housing them. The fight brings them to the Eastern boarder of Chad. Firefights breakout between French & Chadian forces and FUC rebels in Mongo. Soldiers from the 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment track down Mohammed Nour Abdelkerim, who was killed in the firefight that ensued. With the death of Mohammed Nour Abdelkerim, the FUC loses its leader and dissolves, marking the extinction of one rebel group, one of many, in Chad.

-Chadian Civil War:
The Rally of Democratic Forces(RaDF) rallies its forces in Adré on the boarder of Sudan, most likely in preparation to face government forces.

-As a reaction to French & Chadian involvement in combat along their Western boarder, Sudan sends 3 units as a show of Force to join the one unit already there. It is a warning to French and Chadian soldiers.

-August- China invests into Platinum mining in Zimbabwe opening up new, cheap sources of commodities to feed our China's growing industries. China is also opening new mines in Katanga, in the Congo, adding to the stream of raw resources ,boosting China's economy, by operations via Wanbao Mining, which already extracts heavily in the country. Chinese medical staff which accompany Chinese personnel train local Africans, and invite them on knowledge exchange programmes to hospitals in China proper in addition.

Asia
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US troops depart from Kabul as part of the 'surge' of US forces across Afghanistan.
-July- The Qinghai–Tibet Railway launches a trial operation, making Tibet the last province-level entity of China to have a conventional railway.


-In Mumbai (Bombay) India the bombing of a commuter train has killed 197 passengers and crew. Eight hundred others are injured. Among those accused of the bombing is the fugitive leader of an Islamic student group, SIMI, said to be dreaming of returning the entire sub-continent to Islamic rule. According to Newsweek magazine, "Indian police think SIMI may have 500 hard-core members and as many as 20,000 sympathizers who can be relied on for assistance and shelter.

-Japan embarks on the early stages of a weapons deal with South Korea involving the future sale of Japans high tech aircraft that are in development. The aim to bolster South Korean postion is likely to irk the PRC who is currently aiding the North Korean government by delivering military equipment to the KPAF.

-Japan begins construction, under the authority of the Japanese Land Ministry and the Japan International Co-Operation Authority, of a large network of underwater sensors in the north-western Pacific to give early warning of earthquakes, and their resulting tsunamis. The resulting warnings compiled by JICA will be shared around the Pacific Rim, especially the north-western side where Japan resides, as rapidly as possible, to allow Japan and other nations more time to evacuate and prepare for these natural disasters. The Japanese government gains an increase in popularity due to the project.

-August- War in Afghanistan: The French air force units in Afghanistan continue target bombing and recon flights in Afghanistan in support of the ISAF.

-The Indian Navy has also begun work on its own indigenous Littoral Combat Ship class. Estimated date for completion being Q4 2008.

-The Indian Navy also announces plans for expansion in light of recently increasing tensions in East Asia. The navy also makes promises of support to friends and allies in the region should a conflict breakout.

-Japan a long time supporter of the resolution of the Islamic insurgency in the Philippines, is asked by the Filipino government if it would step up its involvement--from providing aid, to direct involvement-- in combating rebels in the Philippines. The Japanese army fulfilled the request, and has sent one unit to the Philippines. Japan's Special Operations Group is also deployed to the Philippines attached to the Army unit in order to perform recon and call in air strikes where necessary.

-Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines: The Filipino government has begun talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in hopes of securing a halt to hostilities, however no pause in the insurgency from the MLF has yet to occur.

-China invests into Vietnamese infrastructure in hopes of boosting trade relations between the two countries. Continueing Asian trade relations, the PRC also invests in mechanisation,exchange programs, and agriscience in North Korea, helping to boost the countries agricultural output.

-September- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand declares a state of emergency in Bangkok as members of the Royal Thai Army stage a coup d'état. The army announces the removal of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from power. A military junta which later called itself the Council for National Security (CNS) replaced Thaksin's care-taker government the coup while he was abroad. The Constitutional Tribunal dissolved the Thai Rak Thai party for electoral fraud ex post facto, banning him and TRT's executives from politics for five years.

-Power station construction across the east coast of China begins, using natural gas from the Chunxiao Gas Field. China also begins construction of hydroelectric schemes across the country, as part of a future plan to harness water resources more effectively, and improving electricity production.

-The PRC also puts forward a major investment in opening their largest ever coal mine at Haerwusu in Inner Mongolia. Projected to net 7 million tonnes per quarter. The Chinese government also invest in the Chinese steel industry, modernising production and increasing output. With a high number of raw material imports being maximized, increased coal production, and cheaper electricity - it should provide the opportunity for a steel boom as Chinese steel is used in shipyards, building sites, and industries.

-China also launches new generation weather and climate change scrutiny satellites. These Satellites along with the Japanese project to detect tsunamis helps ensure a sense of safety in region in regards to natural disaster warning.

-War in Afghanistan: Following the 'surge' of US troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, massive sweep operations begin across both occupied countries. In Afghanistan, the sweep proves trickier than in Iraq due to Afghanistan's unforgiving terrain. Military officers focus on the cities and towns of; Jalalabad, Gardez, Khowst, and Asadabad, as well as their surrounding areas. US movements stir up Taliban forces which engage the Americans outside of Jalalabad. It is estimated 1 unit of Taliban is destroyed, the other has fled. No US units were destroyed. Some US Army and ISAF brass believe that the Taliban and Al Qaida are fleeing across the Afghan-Pakistani boarder when pressed. Strategic bomb strikes follow the retreating Taliban forces where able, however the mountainous terrain proves to be a hindrance.

-The Indian space program puts money toward expanding their manned space mission capabilities. The projected date of the first Indian manned space flight lands in Q1 of 2013. In the meantime, the Indian space program will be working to advance its technology that will be responsible for sustaining life, as well as their propulsion systems.

-Japanese Prime Minister, Junichirō Koizumi, announced he would be stepping down from his position as head of the Liberal Democratic Party, and thus the premeirship. This triggers an LDP leadership contest, effectively an internal party election for the next Prime Minister of Japan. Traditionally, the outgoing Prime Minister in this instance nominates a preferred successor for ratification, and as Junichirō Koizumi has declined to do so,it is creating a mild political crisis. Shinzō Abe's faction, right-wing, pro-business, anti-spending Seiwa Seisaku Kenkyūkai is somewhat at a disadvantage due to the political climate, and questioning of US policies of recent. This leaves Sadakazu Tanigaki, a significant figure in the Kōchikai Faction - the traditional prestigious centre of the LDP, and the current Minister for Finance - as the candidate most likely to command the support of the Diet as Prime Minister, and of the broad moderate-right coalition that passed Article 9 reforms, especially due to his views on international co-operation and his less aggressive stance towards China and Korea over territorial disputes.

-The Chinese air force also begins modernization(Advance to Level 3 Air Capability). It is projected to be attained in Q2 2012. Officials in PLAAF state China must continue modernizing its air fleet, and ridding the Air force of outdated aircraft. New aircraft designs are to be a focus, as well as the necessary establishment of new airbases in China, and in allied countries, in order for the PLAAF to be considered a regional air power by the world.

-China has attained a high capability in Cyber Warfare with the establishment of a professional Cyber Division(Reached L3 CC).
Europe
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Sergei Gurlukovich, Leader of the Russian based 'Gurlukovich Mercenaries'.
-July- The International Astronomical Union defines 'planet' at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of 'dwarf planet' more than 70 years after its discovery.

-Prime Minister Angel Merkel of Germany suggests to Serbia-- a country still facing many internal issues after the break up of Yugoslavia--That it should create a constitutional monarchy with Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, as monarch. Boris Tadić, President of Serbia dismiss's the suggestion entirely in their brief meeting.

-Following precedent from the previous three months, the German Bundeswehr continues its expansion program with the addition of 5 units to its reserve forces. Prime Minister Angel Merkel made a statement that these reserve forces are to activated come winter. Some European countries such as Italy begin to question the need for such an expanded military force. Despite GAZPROM's energy hold over some EU countries, Russia has done little to excite the need for re-militarization amongst NATO members. In fact, as Russia Today states, The Russian government has actually done more to decrease tensions over the past 6 months by decreasing the size of its force. However, German news networks have countered that Russia is openly developing it Metal Gear program, citing it, as the main threat to peace in Europe.

-Jacques Chirac, Prime minister of France begins agricultural reforms concerning cutting subsidies on production, and instead steers them towards agricultural innovation. This is done in hopes to allow large, innovative, and efficient producers to gain more of the market share. While these reforms do as they were meant, they upset small independent farmers not able to afford expansion. Jacques Chirac has lost some domestic popularity as a result, but gained a bit economically.

-France,Japan and Germany invests in building a nuclear fusion reactor in southern France. German,Japanese and French scientists begin expanding research on energy creation via nuclear fusion advancements. Nuclear fusion reactors have been deemed much safer, and less wasteful than fission. While many Germans, and people in the EU are excited about the advancement of nuclear fission, some investors are concerned with the possibility of cost overrun.

-Britain invests further into the South-Essex Industrial Complex in the United Kingdom, yielding some further gain.

-August- British authorities claim to have broken up a plan to blow up a number of passenger airliners flying to the United States. Twenty-four young men are arrested.

- Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.

-In Belarus, a development occurs in the hunt for ex-president George Sears AKA Solidus Snake. It has been reported that Belorussian KGB agents had George Sears under surveillance in Homyel. However Sears-- CIA trained-- caught wind of the operation and fled. It was reported however that he is not alone. Leaks to Belorussian news agencies suggest George Sears is in league with Sergei Gurlukovich, leader of the Gurlukovich mercenaries. It would appear that ex-Soviet Army contacts in Belarus may of helped Sears and Gurlukovich escape to the Ukraine.

-September- In Russia, officials call for constitutional reform concerning term limits for President. However given the current state of peace in Europe and the world, despite German militarization, the majority of Russians believe three terms for Vladimir Putin is unnecessary despite his successes.


-Russia has attained a high capability in Cyber Warfare with the establishment of a professional Cyber division(Reached L3 CC).

-The Russian government also aims to reduce its deficit by 100.
Middle East
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The Hatehof Hort, the IDF's new MRAP.
-July- Israel displays the beginnings of its new strategic bomber fleet(reached level 2 SB). Designated the IAI Slinger, it is a variant of the American B-1 Lancer. Neighbors of Israel question the need for the Israeli air force to possess strategic bombers and are put increasingly on edge following its revelation.

-Along with Israels new bomber, the IDF has obtained its new MRAP(reached level 2 MRAP), it is designated the Hatehof Hort and offers much better protection for IDF troops on patrol through urban and suburban areas where they could be vulnerable to IED's.

-Rockets fired from Gaza have hit the Israeli city of Ashkelom. Israel sends troops(1 Unit) into northern Gaza.

-Lebanon War: Hezbollah seizes two Israeli soldiers, kills three more Israeli soldiers and demands a prisoner exchange. Israel's Prime Minister, Olmert, calls Hezbollah's actions an act of war. Rockets fired by Hezbollah strike Haifa.

-Lebanon War: Israeli troops(2 Land Units,2 AF Units) invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah killings. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel 2 days later.

-Lebanon War: Israeli air power destroys Hezbollah's headquarters in Beirut. To cut off help to Hezbollah, Israeli warships lob shells onto the runway of Beirut's airport. Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz of Israel announces that "If the [Israeli] soldiers are not returned, we will turn Lebanon's clock back 20 years."

-Lebanon War: Israel has warned Lebanon's civilians to vacate Hezbollah areas and has been using its air power against Hezbollah rocket launching. The Israeli bombing is killing Lebanese civilians. Israel claims it is aiming only at targets of military significance. Some are accusing Israel of a "disproportional" response.

-Iraq War: US troops begin large scale operations after the 'surge' of US troops into Iraq. From various FOB's US troops patrol the towns & cities, in search of insurgent forces and attempt to draw them out of the civilian populace when found in order to engage them freely. The Insurgent forces prove difficult to coax out of civilian areas, thus US military officers are forced to send their men in to root out the insurgents. This has a varying degree of throughout Iraq, aside from the Sunni triangle. US forces encounter stiff resistance there, and some units remain in stand offs against insurgents held up in defensive positions. Regardless US troops knock down Shi'a and Sunni forces down by a unit each without the complete loss of any of their own units. Like Afghanistan, the USAF deploys strategic bomb strikes to hit retreating Insurgent forces as some flee their strongholds. Airstrikes in Iraq however also result in some civilian casualties.

-August- In Iraq the deaths of civilians and policemen surged in July to 3,190, up from around 1,000 or less estimated for each of the months from January to June. (Iraqi Health Ministry, reported by the Washington Post, January 08, 2007).

-War in Iraq: In Iraq, Al Qaeda members are systematically targeted, and executed. Coalition forces have walked upon scenes of slaughter in Samarra, however the engagements found seem to have resulted in contained firefights with minimal invasiveness to the surrounding area. From Coalition nations there are no reports that any de-classified special operations missions having been carried out in the Sunni triangle.

-Israeli Prime Minister Olmert claims that Israel is fighting a Syria-Iran axis: the powers behind Hezbollah.

-Lebanon War: Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes and breaking international law by deliberately destroying Lebanon's civilian infrastructure.

-Lebanon War: The BBC reports that the head of Hezbollah, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, says that he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers had he known that it would lead to the kind of war that developed.

-September- Lebanon War: Amnesty International accuses Hezbollah of war crimes in deliberately targeting civilians in Israel.

-Lebanon War: Hezbollah troops stand steady under immense Israeli pressure in their underground fortifications & tunnels. The conflict threatens to submerge all of Lebanon into chaos as the Lebanese Army mobilizes. Syria also follows suit by placing 3 units at its Western boarder.

-In Iraq in September, the number of insurgent attacks each day have averaged 105 (Brookings Institute). US troops wounded in September: 776 (Washington Post). Iraqi civilian deaths: 3,345 (UN).

-Iran expands Shi'a refugee camps in Iran and continue the political and religious education amongst the refugees being housed there. In a surprising move, Iran also sets up smaller Sunni refugee camps, and camps for other religious minorities. Reports from these camps claim propaganda is being used to garner favorable opinion towards Iran, but this cannot be wholy confirmed. Iran is said to portrays itself as protectors of religious minorities in the face of Sunni extremism, at this time these camps offer much needed humanitarian aid on the boarder. However tragedy strikes after a suicide bomber blows himself up killing 24 Shi'a refugees, 3 Iranian policemen, and injuring hundreds.

-Iran invests in setting up mining companies in China, and expanding exploitation of Chinese rare earth minerals which yield nice benefits to the Iranian economy. Likewise China invests in Iranian oil refineries.

-War in Iraq: In the aftermath of a brief firefight in the town of Al Shatrah between British troops and Sunni Insurgents(Some thought to be Al Qaeda) it has been reveled that the 'regular' British soldiers taking part, were actually SAS posing as regular troops. This has only been revealed due to the SAS detaining what they believe to be, three Quds force members. The Iranians detained were not involved in the firefight directly but had been captured in an area of a compound where they had appeared to be surrounded by the very Sunni insurgents the SAS killed.
North America & Caribbean
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Felipe Calderon, newly elected President of Mexico.
-July- In Mexico, Felipe Calderon is confirmed the winner of the presidential election held four days before.
Pacific
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HMAS Ballrat, ANZAC class Frigate assigned to Task Force Wombat.
-July- Taiwan makes investments in Australian mining, mainly Silica and other rare earth metals. Their investment yields them a reasonable return that is projected to grow with further investment.

-August- Australian troops withdraw from East Timor, as stability is re-established by government forces. Portuguese and Malaysian troops remain for now. The Australians also send the government of East Timor aid, to be used to re-build damaged infrastructure.

-Alfredo Reinado, The rebel leader in the Timor crisis escapes prison in Dili.

-September- The Australian government invests in the Brunei Methanol Company in order to aid the construction of a plant capable of producing an annual 850,000 metric tons of methanol.

-Australia dispatches 'Task Force Wombat' (1 Naval Unit) to the Horn of Africa to take part in CTF 150, to fight piracy in the region. New Zealand also sends a Naval unit.

-China dispatches 1 air unit of recon aircraft - including UAV and drone craft - to Malaysia, to cooperate with anti-piracy efforts in the Strait of Malacca, as agreed between the two governments. China intends to share information on pirate movements with Singapore and Indonesia as a gesture of goodwill, subject to Malaysian approval, and offer training to Malaysian crews alongside more experienced Chinese crews, giving the PLAAF the chance to show off new technology as well and test it in a new environment. China states it is a responsible partner of all nations interested in peace and development.
South America
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Hugo Chavez naming President Johnson, "The Devil".
-In Venezuela Hugo Chavez refers to America and President Johnson as 'the devil' and exclaims that the United States is not to be trusted, and only seeks to dominate weaker nations that would oppose it. His comments are largely disregarded by the majority of world leaders.

Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:11/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 4 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [8 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 2 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-2, SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +303
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +153 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -75 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (96 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2(Level 3 in Q4 2006) / MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2(Level 3 in Q2 2007), CC-3, SEC-3,CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +262
Deficit: -2700
Credit Income: +105 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +33 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +20 Caspian oil; -159 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2(Level 3 in Q4 2006) / MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- MD(L1 Q1 2008),HD(L1 Q2 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +289
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +231 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+8 Zambian Copper,+6 Sudanese Oil,+6 Zimbawean Platinum,+10 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+4 Iranian oil; -72 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Luc)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderately high
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-3, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3,APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2; ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +262
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +108 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +22 Norwegian Oil,+18 Norweigen Natural Gas; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==


-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Dutchguy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/6 (15 Reserve) -6;
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2
Specific/Secret- FP-1(L2 Q2 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +265
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +197 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 1/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/8 (4 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4; (4 Q1 2007)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), SA-1 / ACC-2(L3 Q4 2006), AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-KnT(Level 1 Q3 2007), BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, PAC-3 Home Island MDS (Q3 2007)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +292
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +141 [+20 Saudi Oil; +16 Taiwanese Machinery,+9 Taiwanese Electronics, +20 South Korean Iron, +18 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +15 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+15 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+6 Australian Uranium; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq, 1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/2 (3 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 1/2 -2; (1 complete in Q4 2006) [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), , RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), , SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +224
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +89 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +15 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (Zhukar)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4; (4 completed Q4 2006)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2(L3 in Q4 2006), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +73 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel,+9 Australian Rare Earth Metal; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:



-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18 (17 Reserves) -18;
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 in Q1 2007), SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2006), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +215
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderately low
Military Units: 2/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Chad]
Air Units: 4/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 1 Chad]
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret- ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +249
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +84 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa





-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (Huojin)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008), PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2(L3 Q1 2013)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +229
Deficit: -643
Credit Income: +100 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals; -37 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1







-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Firebird)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/8
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +209
Deficit: -270
Credit Income: +68 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +8 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+15 American Machinery; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa

Playable Nations (Requests Taken):


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-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/10 (19 Reserve) -10; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 2 Southern Lebanon]
Air Units: 2/6 (1 Reserve) -6; [1 Southern Lebanon Strikes, 1 Central Lebanon Strikes]
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +211
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +70 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
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Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1




-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (30 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +41
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +42 [+10 DPRK Iron, +10 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+10 Chinese Agriculture; -13 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia
Popularity:
Military Units: 0/10 (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +260 credits
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:

NPC Nations(To be posted):
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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
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Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1
==
Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 1
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United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 1/7 [1 Dem.Rep Congo]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Kivu conflict


-Ethiopia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/US
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Sudan-
Government: Dominant-party federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Iran
Military Units: 4/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
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-Zambia-
Government: Unitary Presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 0/4
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
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Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 2




-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Laos-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/6
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
==
Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
==
New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1


-Thailand-
Government: Constitutional monarchy under military junta
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/7
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: State of emergency, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa


-Vietnam-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/16 (130 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/5
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:





Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Czech Republic-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
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-Italy-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/7 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
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-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/2 (1 Afghanistan, 1 East Timor)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, East Timorese crisis, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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-Spain-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (4 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
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Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
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Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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-Turkey-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/NATO
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2

-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 0/17 (36 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Insurgency in Yemen





Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Timor Crisis
==

-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Indonesia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Singapore-
Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/3 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/6
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Lebanon War
Mexican Drug War

United Nations
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Israeli soldiers of the Nahal Brigade leaving Lebanon
-October- UNSC Resolution 1652 passes. Initially drafted by the Chinese, the resolution states;
Urges an immediate ceasefire in the Lebanon between all sides, to be followed by a withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon and the deployment of Lebanese forces in conjunction with the UNIFL;
Condemns any bombardment of civilian areas or targets, and any actions contrary to the laws of war;
Calls for the UN to mediate POW exchanges.
In addition to the Chinese draft, Japan has put forth the following addtions which have curried favor amongst UNSC members as well. Additions are as follows;
UNIFIL shall, in addition to carrying out its mandate under resolutions 425 and 426, accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces as they deploy throughout the South, including along the Blue Line, and coordinate its activities with the Government of Lebanon and the Government of Israel.

The Security Council affirms its opinion on the vital importance of full control of Lebanon by the government of Lebanon.
We call for immmediate disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon not under the legitimate authority, authorisation and control of the Lebanese government.

No armed forces of any kind other than UNIFIL and the Lebanese government will be permitted to remain south of the Litani River.

No foreign forces of any kind may enter Lebanon without the consent of its government, and deployments within Lebanon will be made only at the request of the Lebanese government.

The Security Council affirms its support and respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized borders. The Blue Line will be respected by all parties and the Security Council affirms its recognition of and respect for this position.

Israel will provide to the United Nations all maps and information in their possession concerning land mines and unexploded ordnance remaining in Lebanon.

The Security Council calls upon the involved parties to address urgently the unconditional release of the abducted Israeli soldiers, that has given rise to the current crisis, through independent mediation and arbitration if necessary, and in conjunction with other prisoner of war exchanges under the laws and customs of war.
-Hezbollah, the Israeli, and Lebanese government all agree to the ceasfire brokered by the UNSC.

-The proposed UNSC reslution regarding UN intervention in Iraq meets an overwhelming veto from the US, France, and Britain. The resolution in its current form is now defunct. It is assumed any future motion would likely be vetoed by the United States. Thus Iraq remains the responsibility of Coalition forces.

-November- South Korea sparks discussion calling for Arms proliferation against North Korea on the floor of the UNGA. South Korean representatives also call out China for conducting recent arms deals with the DPRK, questioning China's dedeication to peace in East Asia. China pointed out it is none whatsoever aopposed to nuclear de-escaltion in the DPRK, however Chinese officals do not beleive the sale of Chinese J-10's have drastically affected the Balance of Power on the Korean Peninsula. Russian delegates stated no weapons of any kind will be exported to the DPRK from their country. Russia has also stated it would be pulling out of the 'six party talks' that have taken place for years concerning North Korea. The act is viewed to hold the potential for further destabilization in diplomacy in East Asia. The US holds views in line with that of South Korea, however they believe the 'six party talks' are key to de-escalation unlike the Russians. Japan also states the importance of the 'six party talks' continuing, and stated it'd be open to any methods that would calm tensions in the region.


Africa
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Ethiopian troops entering Somalia
-October- 2 Sudanese Units move east from the Chad boarder to the city of Nyala, capital of South Darfur. 1 Unit of SRF forces that have been holding up in the city come into contact with the Sudanese Army. Fighting erupts in the city streets, and the Sudanese Army gains the initiative. Sukhoi Su-24's are called in to bomb the routing SRF forces(SRF loses 1 Unit), leaving slaughter in their wake, of both soldiers and civilians.

-Ituri Conflict: An Amnesty International, Oxfam and International Action Network on Small Arms joint-research effort in Ituri found US, Russian, Chinese, South African, and Greek bullets. The researchers stated that: “this is just one example of how lax arms controls fuel conflict and suffering worldwide. UN arms embargoes are like dams against tidal waves.”

-November- Ituri Conflict: The Ituri Patriotic Resistance Front, the last of the three militias involved in the conflict, agreed to a deal by which up to 5000 fighters would release hundreds of child soldiers and disarm in exchange for an amnesty. Militia members will be incorporated into the national army and their leaders made officers in the wake of general elections endorsing the government of Joseph Kabila.

-Chadian Civil War: The French and Chadian forces work to supress the Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD) units in the area. French special forces work tirelessly to find supply routes, ammo dumps, fuel depots to destroy and disrupt. 2 Shipments of Suspected Sudanese weapons have been found and destroyed in small villages near the boarder. RaFD forces have not been able to effectively organize a counter attack upon Chadian and French forces due to the relentless strikes carried out on their operation HQ's.

-Central African Bush War: A third town in northern CAR, Sam-Ouandja, was seized by the UFDR. Just three days later, claims stated that a fourth town, Ouadda, had been captured by the rebels. When the 20,000 residents of the city heard that the UFDR was going to capture the town, between 5,000 and 10,000 of those people fled, mostly to the neighboring cities of Bambari and Bangui.

-China makes investments into Angola's exceptional oil reserves, the deal that has been reached, will allow China to import vast amounts of Angolan oil to the mainland, aiding the Chinese economy. Chinese doctors and nurses also accompany Chinese business executives as part of the deal made with Angola's government.

-December- Kivu Conflict: RCD-Goma troops attacked DRC army positions in Nord Kivu. With military assistance from MONUC, the DRC army was reported to have regained their positions, with about 150 RCD-Goma forces having been killed. Approximately 12,000 Congolese civilians have fled the DRC to Kisoro District, Uganda. Also on that day, a rocket fired from the DRC to the Kisoro District killed seven people.

-Somali Civil War: Ethiopian troops entered Somalia to assist the TFG against the advancing Islamic Courts Union, initally winning the Battle of Baidoa(ICU loses 1 unit). With their support, Somali government forces recaptured the capital from the ICU. The offensive has helped the TFG solidify its rule.

-An oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, killing at least 200 people.

-The Indian government begins to build ties with the Kenyan government , investing in their economy in order to build trade with East Africa and develop new markets there for Indian goods and services, as well as Indian companies to be at the forefront of infrastructure projects in the region. The Kenyan government happily accepts the Indian investments, and welcomes Indian companies to set up shop in Kenya. The trade balance lays heavily in India's favor.

-Zimbabwe receives WZ551 APC's and IFV's as part of an arms deal with China(Upgrade to L3 APC & IFV). Chinese military personell also stay to train and advise the Zimbabwe National Army in their use, and matienece.
Asia
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Filipino Army units converge on Abu Sayyef positions prior to a firefight outside of Tagnum City.
-October- War in Northwest Pakistan: The media reported a deadly missile airstrike conducted against a madrassa in the Bajaur region bordering Afghanistan by a "fixed-wing drone" aircraft, based on the testimonies of the locals on 30 October 2006. Immediately, the ISPR claimed that the operation was only by the Pakistan Army, not by the U.S. Army. The monastery was destroyed killing up to 82 people; the ISPR quickly claimed that all were the militants and denied that there had been any collateral damage. The defense expert and others, however, remain skeptical of ISPR statements and gave credibility to local's testimonies. 82 seminary students were killed in the Damadola missile strike. : Sahibzada Haroonur Rashid, MNA from Bajaur Agency, resigned from the National Assembly on Monday to protest against the bombing of a madressah in his constituency.

-ARATS; the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, calls on the administration in Taipei to end the policy of military escalation in the Taiwan straits. They state that it is not conductive to stability or the 1992 consensus.

-The PRC moves ahead with its formation of a space program to carry out China's first lunar landing mission. It is expected to occur in Mid 2009.

-Being more conciliatory than Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister Tanigaki also begins a public diplomatic outreach towards the Koreas, China and Russia, expressing his willingness to work with them economically, diplomatically and culturally, as he had promised he would during his election campaign for LDP leader and his confirmation as Prime Minister by the Diet. This diplomatic outreach to the Chinese and Korean peoples includes a repudiation of the Yasukuni Shrine, and beginning to implement the plan agreed in October 2005 by the LDP and DPJ to create a new, secular memorial complex to the war dead of Japan and all other nations, to surpass Yasukuni Shrine and become a place of international peace - a pet project of Tanigaki's, along the lines of the Hiroshima memorial park, but more magnificent. Yasukuni Shrine will not be demolished - it is the private property of the Shinto monks - but we will create a new, larger memorial to the dead of all nations and the horrors of war instead, with a museum in it that does not take the revisionist nationalist line of Yasukuni's museum but explains the situation with help from mainstream Japanese historians and international historians helping with exhibits concerning their own countries. The museum will also cover post-war Japan, including the economic miracle and the reforms to the government into a prosperous, advanced liberal democracy, showing the great progress that has been made in Japan since the end of fascism and presenting the modern liberal democracy - which all mainstream political parties support - as a good thing.

-The Japanese government creates a new organisation for international students, in an exchange programme, to encourage brotherhood and meeting between Asian nations' youth. At first, this will allow Koreans and Chinese (including Taiwanese) to come and study in Japan for a year of their course under a scholarship scheme, as well as planning for 'visit Japan' summer camps, starting summer 2007, to be offered to teenagers from these countries where they will tour Japan, see Japan's beautiful nature and culture, and spend the summer meeting other Chinese, Korean, and Japanese students. This is a pilot programme, and we hope to expand it mutually in future by having Japanese students go overseas in the exchange in the same way, as well as spending the summer in other countries, as well as expanding it to include south-east Asian nations like Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia. But for now, just China, Korea and Japan. This includes North Korea, but they have already stated they will not be sending anyone.

-The recent deployment of Japanese forces in the Philippines stirs mixed feelings and discontent amongst the Filipino population, remembering their families, and how War War II effected those they love, some crowds start to form outside government buildings in Manila protesting Japan's presence in the country, despite governmental agreements.

-Japan's announcement concerning its revived ability to develop aircraft carriers if it chooses(L3 ACC completed) also causes some unrest across parts of East Asia even though any carrier produced at this point wouldn't be completely modern. In South Korea, despite recent aplogies to the South korean government from Japan for its actions in World War II, groups of people have staged protests to the re-armament of Japan that has taken place so quickly. In China, nationalism grows stronger as many Chinese see the ability of Japan to field aircraft carriers as a direct threat to China, despite Japanese claims of pacifism.

-North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test. The claim puts South Korean, American and Japanese officials on alert. With continuing increases in North Korean-Chinese relations, the region has been increasingly on its toes for the past six months.

-South Korean Ban Ki-moon is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations

-Japanese officals meet with Malaysian government officals in Malaysia. Offering to further friendship and co-operation. The Japanese intend to economically invest in Malaysia, particularly with negotiating the idea of a joint banking zone which will allow both Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur to be more competitive in the Asian finance market and offer a joint, competitive alternative to the growing Chinese banking industry. The Malaysian officials despite already good relations with China, show interest.

-Investment by Japanese banks in Kuala Lumpur's banking industry, expanding Japan's financial presence in the major financial centre of Kuala Lumpur benfits the two countries ,and furthur helps to strengthen both economies.

-The Japanese Navy deploys 1 unit to the Straits of Malacca to join the existing anti-piracy operations in that region with Singapore and Malaysia. The Japanese navy offers co-operation with the Chinese forces deployed in the area in this mission, but state they're presecne as previously invited by Singapore. Malaysia also welcomes the additional forces.

-Japanese Prime Minister Tanigaki announces a series of internal reforms to Japan's economy - finance being his area of expertise. By modernising Japanese bureaucracy to update it for the 21st century rather than the current 1970s and 1980s era laws, Tanigaki will be making it easier for people to buy and sell within Japan - not reducing safety regulations or the like, but reducing the level of ancient red tape and the number of different government departments that need to process each transaction for it to go through and making registration a single form rather than several. This is primarily intended to benefit the consumer by encouraging them to buy more. This will include changes to parking laws and road taxes to bring them into line with other major developed nations, to make car ownership more appealing and easier for Japanese people. The result of the reform see's businesses prosper more since the enactment of these financial reforms.

-The Afghan National Army deploys 2 units to assist American forces root out Al Aqaeda forces near the Pakistani boarder. Some defense experts point out that Al Qaida & Taliban fighters will merely cross into Pakistan, and return again when the area is clear.

-The Indian government begins to organize a proffesional Cyber division to combat foreign attacks on defense networks and national agencies (Upgrade to Level 3 CC).

-The Indian government also see's fit to reduce some of its defecit by 100. Along with the reducing of the deficit investments are made into Indian technological industries.

-Russia and China begin a massive joint technology program to develop new aircraft. Air Superiority fighters are first,by sharing their current research and joining their funds (Joint upgrade to L4 ASF). Aside from aircraft, both China and Russia form a joint program to also develop Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Weapons(Upgrade L4 SAA).

-November- The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia. The Georgian government has declared both the election and the referendum illegal, but it was believed to support the Salvation Union of Ossetians, the organization in charge of holding the alternative elections. Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said in a statement:
"On behalf of NATO, I join other international leaders in rejecting the so-called “referendum” and “elections” conducted in the South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region of Georgia. Such actions serve no purpose other than to exacerbate tensions in the South Caucasus region."

Luis Tascón, a member of the National Assembly of Venezuela, said during a press-conference in Tskhinvali: "Those people who wish to be free, will be free." He also hinted that Venezuela might eventually recognize the South Ossetian independence, claiming that president Chávez would make a correct decision.
- Typhoon Durian triggers a massive mudslide and kills at least 720 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

-The South Korean government focus's on decreasing some of its defecit. A stimulus to the Korean Aerospace Industries is also put forth, however expansion of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute will likely be fundemental for long term sucess. Additionally Samsung Heavy Industries as well as Hyundai Heavy Industries also receive one. Further investment is made in int the mobile phone & communication industries present in South Korea.

-South Korea also invests in domestic production of the B-1B Lancer strategic bomber, in cooperation with the United States(Advance to L2 SB). The South Korean population is supportive in the wake of North Korean nuclear aspirations. Alongside this purchase of production rights, the US provides all B-1A hulls available in US bone yards, to serve as interim bombers until the B-1B line becomes available.

-A plan to a create a missile launch detection satellite codenamed Vigilant Magpie aimed at detecting DPRK rocket launches is put forth by the South Korean Defense ministry. They have announced they are currently seeking a launch provider.

-Russia launches an ifrastructure upgrade progame focusing on the Siberian region. In hopes of making it less remote and more accessible for reasource exploitation, roads and bridges are upgraded and widened to support more large trucks going in and out of the area.

-Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists killed at least seven Mordovian OMON members in an ambush near the village of Dair in southern Chechnya; a major of police was seriously wounded. In a separate incidents two servicemen were killed and one wounded in a blast and a gunfight. Abu Hafs al-Urduni, a Jordanian-born guerrilla commander, was killed along with four Chechen guerrillas in a security operation in the Dagestani town of Khasavyurt. Following this more Chechens turn up dead in Grozny, with evidence that they were struck hard and fast by what can only be assumed by experts to be Russian Spetsnaz.

-Nepalese Civil War: Peace talks end with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord between Prime Minister Koirala and Maoist leader Prachanda. The deal allows the Maoists to take part in government, and places their weapons under UN monitoring. Maoists affirm that they control the 80% of the countryside territories, and that they have people infiltrated also in the urban areas.

-The Joint VTOL project between Australia, Japan and France culminates in the unveiling of a new and specific version of the Harrier GR9 from purchased technology of from Great Britain (Completion of VTOL L2). It resembles the cancelled AV-16/P.1185 'Super Harrier' project and the P.1227 'Harrier III' project, increasing the range and speed of the aircraft to supersonic. In Japanese use, the new aircraft is designated the Mitsubishi F-3 Hariā. France and Australia have yet to announce their designations.

-In Taiwan, the ROCAF has decided to upgrade the technology in the 'AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo' Fighter to current standards (Completed L3 ASF).

-Japan carries out domestic investment in the Japanese automotive industry, aiming to make it more competitive internally compared to foreign cars. The automotive industry in Japan has faced a hostile internal market for years, and been forced to depend on the export market. This investment will be aimed towards the development of more fuel-efficient future technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cells and hybrid cars. Any increase in emissions due to more driving is aimed to be offset by traditional strengths in fuel efficiency, materials science and hybrid technology. The tax breaks for small, Japan-market-specific compact city cars that are only sold in Japan will be ended and these tax breaks shifted into the design of new exportable cars that can replace this role, akin to the 'SMART car' and the new Mini produced in Germany, which can be sold and enjoyed globally. Thus the Japanese auto industry expireinces a small boom as a result of the investment and the financial reforms passed by Prime Minister Tanigaki.

-December- Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan government officials announced their plans to drive the LTTE out of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, and then use the full strength of the military to defeat the LTTE in the north of the country. The government stated that LTTE was firing artillery towards civilian settlements in the east and were using 35,000 people as human shields. These claims were later backed up by civilians in the area, who told reporters that they were held by force by the Tamil Tigers. Subsequently, the army began an offensive against the LTTE on 8 December 2006, in the Batticoloa district with the objective of taking Vakarai, the principal stronghold of the LTTE in the east; the operation was temporarily aborted after a week of fighting due to the large number of civilians in the area and the difficulty in conducting combat operations due to the ongoing monsoon rain. Over the next few weeks an estimated 20,000 civilians fled from Vakarai to government-controlled areas, fearing the imminent assault.

-The PRC unveils the CAIG Wing Loong Pterodactyl II UCAV(Completion of Level 3 UCAV). A heavier variant of the Pterodactyl I, with six hard-points and provisions for up to twelve HJ-10 missiles and/or other weapons.

-South Korea also puts more funding to the Unification ministry to try to diffuse tensions with the North, promote pan-Korean brotherhood, and promote expansion of the Kaesong Industrial Park. However given the recent North Korean missle tests, and the plan to acquire strategic bombers in the South. Pan-Korean brotherhood seems like a long ways off, and the Unification ministry fairs poorly in its goal.

-Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines: In the Philippines, Japanese forces and special forces continue their campaign in co-ordination with the Filipino military, using special forces to ensure there are no civilian casualties in recon missions. Japanese Brass states "Our tactical strategy for Japanese forces and special forces will be to wait until the rebel groups carry out a raid or kidnapping, have our special forces and drones track them back to their base covertly, and then carry out rescue or retaliation operations where the rebel bases are, or on the way back to the bases in the case of hostages, if possible, while the rebels are moving and vulnerable." The JDF notes Filipino forces are in a better position to serve as preventative guards and patrols, though state they will co-operate with them in this defensive role if requested.

-Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines: Outside Tagum City, Abu Sayyaf members were spotted by JDF recon units preparing a car bomb, and loading a small cache of weapons onto a flatbed truck. JDF and Filipino army units converged on the terrorists, killing them and successfully seizing the weapons cache after a breif firefight.

-Kim Jong-Il makes a speech in which he states that the west is currently trying to undermine the progress of North Korea, by initiating hacking attacks on its defense programs. Names of the offending nations are not mentioned, but Kim Jong-il states retaliation will come to those who seek to undermine North Korean technological progress.

-Chinese Investments in Myanmar Jade mines is moderately successful.
Europe

Pieuvre Armement TV commercial
-October- Pieuvre Armament is founded in Poitiers, France. The Private military company specializes in Jungle & guerilla warfare, with many of its members having expirence operating in Africa. It is manned by former French military, and French Legionaires. It is a heavily armed PMC, boasting Stryker APC's, attack helicopters and a C-130 in its arsenal.

-France submits plans for the formation of another naval unit to help fight piracy worldwide. Among these is the Mistral class helicopter carriers.

-French President Jacques Chirac, moves forward with plans to form the International Space Agency(ISA). Many European Agency Member States question the decision. Among them Germany, Denmark, and Italy. Germany and Italy provide a large percentage of ESA funds, however it looks as if some smaller nations may move to set aside a larger budget with the absence of France and Britain. Among international nations that have chosen to support the ISA are Japan, China, and South Korea. The United States and Russia also expressed interest despite being barred from doing so in France's inital proposal. The stated goal of the ISA is to work towards a Mars mission more quickly, by diverting resources to such a massive program in hopes of sparking the beginnings of the colonization of Mars. Despite the ISA's proposal being a mild success, many world powers still lremain skeptical. France puts forth the funds to provide advanced electronics factories required to build the parts and components necessary for the mission (Upgrade to L3 SEC). The factories are expected to be fully operational and integrated in Q4 of 2008. Upon completion France will be able to carry out lunar missions.

-The French government has also stated the ISA will first focus on improving member state’s exploration capabilities towards the level of moon landings first, taking up the offer of NASA to assist. A new mission to the moon will demonstrate the capabilities of ISA and cement it’s position according to French analysts. For now, the French government states it will focus on getting other ESA countries on board.

-Like France, Germany also aims to expand its Space program. Prime Minister Angela Merkel says there will be a German man/woman on the moon in as early as 2015, and one on mars by 2030 (Upgrade to L3 SEC).

-In what could be the beginnings of a new 'space race' Russia has also announced it would be seeking a larger role in the final frontier, some speculate Moscow too, is planning some type of lunar mission in the future (Upgrade to L3 SEC).

-November- In Kiev, hidden Security Cameras capture an assault--dubbed the Kiev Strike-- carried out in a shipyard compound located on the Rybalskyi Peninsula adjacent to the Dneiper river. The compoud itself has been identified by the Militsiya(Ukranian Police) as belonging to Sergei Gurlukocvich. On the camera footage recovered by the Militsiya, a skeleton crew of suspected Gurlukovich Mercenaries are shown guarding the outside of a warhouse upon gates edge. Men in black BDU's can be seen approaching from the North through a small construction yard, as they begin firing what appear to be silenced AK-74's. Another camera feed shows the inside of the warehouse where a man fitting the description of George Sears can be seen sitting in a chair enjoying a cigarette. The men in black BDU's enter the building through the North and East entrances, in formation, showing clear professionalism with their tactics. Two 'mercenaries' guarding 'Sears', are taken out swiftly. 'Sears' stands up and walks to the commander of the men in black BDU's and shakes his hand. Suddenly, the cameras lose their vision as large blast is the last thing seen on screen. The Militsiya was able to recover some remains of the men blown to bits, and burned alive. The Ukranian government immediatley points a finger at Russia for sending what it belives to be a Spetsnaz group into soverign Ukranian territory. This accusation however doesn't hold much water considering the state of the bodies found, as little evidence can be obtained. Moscow will certainly deny regardless. Aside from the team of men entering the facility, what has been determined to be a missile strike has occurred according to forensic explosive investigators. Ukrainian radar operators never detected any foreign aircraft over the area, which has lead Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence to believe the attack was carried out via a UCAV that was able to slip past radar coverage. Among twisted and charred remains of the warhouse, a body possibly fitting the description of George Sears is found, partially burned, legs blown off, facial features destroyed from blood and shrapnel wounds. The Ukrainian medical examiner involved has proclaimed the man is indeed George Sears based on DNA and fingerprint evidence.

-The Bundeswehr continues to expand by 4 units, and places them into the reserve forces. In addition the German Army mobilizes 4 reserve units,1 air unit, and establishes 2 new air units in the reserves. After the alleged operation in the Ukraine suspected to be carried out by Russian Spetsnaz, German militirization draws less flak from some European countries instead of those just bordering Russia. Prime Minister Merkel announces that after this final expansion, the German Military expansion program has been completed. A sufficient defense force against the Russian Metal Gear Program has been created. Germany shall now focus on other, more peaceful, goals.

-The Ukrainian military expands by 2 Units in response to the perceived breach of sovereignty by Russia, and other unknown parties.

-December- Basque nationalist group ETA detonates a van bomb at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, ending a nine-month ceasefire.

-In Britain, security at airports is heightened greatly. Armed Police are stationed at airports, increased security checks are carried out on the planes and airports themselves ahead of departures. The British government take all measures possible to decrease the risk of a successful terrorist attack upon British ariways.

-The British also invest heavily into further expanding Norweigen oil pipelines to Britain and EU nations. This has resulted in increased import of oil & natural gas from Norway, aiding to take some reliance off of Russian oil and natural gas in Europe. This has also effected the Russian economy.

-In France, Pension laws & other benefits are restructured to take into account the aging population and higher life expectancy. Retirement age is to be gradually raised to 67 years, and the pension system will gradually be transformed to allow people to save for their own pensions, instead of pensions being paid by the current workforce. This is predicted not only allow people more freedom, but also guarantee the pension system being viable long term instead of breaking due to the ageing population. The reform is met with enthusiasm from the younger sectors of the workforce.

-The Russian Defense Ministry unveils the Mikoyan Skat(Completion of UCAV L3). The Skat is a low-observable, subsonic craft meant to carry weapons in two ventral weapons bays large enough for missiles such as the Kh-31, powered by a single Klimov RD-5000B turbofan engine, a variant of the RD-93.

-Russia begins a program to aid in diversifying its export economy so that it does not rely heavily upon oil. Alternatives to fill the gaps have not been recommended at this time by the government but, many Europeans expect to see more vodka hit shelves in the near future.

-Taiwan reports that it has been the victim of a cyber attack, the target being its financial secotor. Releasing into the public domain information on the corruption endemic at the top of the country - mainly the issues concern embezzlment carried out by the President, and his family. His wife, daughter in law, son in law, and biological children have all been implicated, as well as himself. The "Million Voices Against Corruption" campaign seized the opportunity to begin to stage street protests based on the released information, and Chen's already lacking popularity, has taken a hit.

-December- Concerning the expansion of the IAEA to conduct oversight of national programs concerning metal gears has presented some issues. Russia argues that the plan for implementing investigation teams concerned with stopping nuclear armed Metal Gears would 'be easy to skirt', as a nation could potentially not arm a Metal Gear with nuclear capapbilities until the last moment when needed. Japan states Philanthropy should be dissolved or taken under the auspices of the IAEA in order to negate the possibility of two conflicting agencies with similar responsibilities.
Middle East
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An American Marine under heavy insurgent fire in Haditha, Iraq.
-October- Kurdish-Turkish conflict: The PKK declarse a ceasfire with Turkey. It is the 5th one declared in the conflict.

-The United States deploys 2 Naval Units from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf to act in support of Operations being carried out in Iraq.

-War in Iraq & Afghanistan: The United States Military continues its campaign against the insurgent and terrorist forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. They continue to sweep through the cities and towns working to drive enemy forces out in the open and into the range of the fire bases and with the assistance of heavy close range air and helicopter support as opposed to strategic bombing. The network of fire bases provides artillery support in population centers when it is deemed certain there will be no casualties or where the Iraqi or Afghan governments approve casualties if they remain low and result in victory and increased public order. The US Navy assists by providing naval air support to the Iraq front. Battles in Kabala and Al Najaf breakout between US forces and Insurgent forces. The breif but intense firefights result in the loss of a unit for Al Qaeda, and Shia Insurgent forces in Iraq. In Afghanistan Al Qaeda loses a second unit.

-Lebanon War: Israeli forces withdraw from Southern Lebanon in accordance with UNSC resolution 1652. UNIFIL forces accept supplemental troops from Japan, Indonesia,and Italy. The IDF also reports its defense network as being hacked, the target appearing to be military movements in Lebanon. The Israeli Government blames Iran and Syria, as they state the Lebanese government and Hezbollah do not hold such capabilities.

-November- Iraq War: According to a study, it is said "U.S. forces seem to be caught in a mission that has no foreseeable end". This comes as Sectarian violence continues, even as more US troops patrol the streets of Iraqi cities & towns.

-A series of car bombs and mortar attacks in Sadr City, Baghdad, kill at least 215 people and injure 257 other people

-December- Saddam Hussein was hanged on , after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court after a year-long trial.

-Iran continues to keep its Refugee camps operating, despite the suicide terror attack they've endured. Iranain police clean up from the previous attack and place more security measures to counter would be terrorists from getting in.
North America & Caribbean
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Mexican Special Forces on parade prior to Operation Michoacán.
-October- The United States and Britain work together jointly to establish advanced cyber divisions (Upgrade to L3 CC).

-December- Felipe Calderón sends the Mexican military to combat the drug cartels and put down the violence in the state of Michoacán, initiating the Mexican Drug War.



-Mexican Drug War: President Felipe Calderón sent federal troops to the state of Michoacán to end drug violence there (Operation Michoacán). This action is regarded as the first major operation against organized crime in Mexico.
Pacific
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Frank Bainimarama, Leader of the military coup in Fiji.
-October- East Timorese Crisis: The United Nations Independent Special Commission of Inquiry made a number of recommendations including that several individuals be prosecuted. Notably, it found that Interior Minister Rogerio Lobato, and Defence Minister Roque Rodrigues and Defence Force Chief Taur Matan Ruak acted illegally in transferring weapons to civilians during the crisis.

-Australia invests in expanding their shares in PETRONAS, the Malaysian natural Gas company. considering the recent boon in success for PETRONAS, Australia see's gains in their imports from Malaysia. Australia also invests in the agricultural sector of New Zealand helping to expand animal processing areas.

-Australia also invests in South Korean heavy industries, namely the Samsung C&T Corporation.

-The remaining foreign units in East Timor return home.

-November- The military seizes power in Fiji, in a coup d'état led by Commodore Josaia Vorenathalie qe "Frank" Bainimarama.

-The Australian government puts forth funds to combat Brushfires, prevention of such diasters is very importent to Australian agriculture and infrastruture.

-December- Australia launches the newest fleet in its navy. (1 Additional sea unit)

-A development has occured in the Canberra Naval Conference, as the Russians have decidely withdrawn from talks. It would appear that no concrete resolution has yet to be brought forth concerning fleet numbers in the pacific that would allow all concerned parties to be content.
South America
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Abimael Guzmán, former leader of the Shining Path.
-October- Internal Conflict in Peru: Abimael Guzmán, former leader of The Shining Path in Peru, is sentenced to life in prison.
Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:11/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 4 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [6 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 4 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-2(L3 Q2 2007), SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +303
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +153 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -75 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (96 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2(Level 3 in Q2 2007), CC-3, SEC-3(Q2 2008),
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008),SU(Q1 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +263
Deficit: -2753
Credit Income: +107 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +33 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +24 Caspian oil,; -161 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- MD(L1 Q1 2008),HD(L1 Q2 2009),LRSB(Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +290
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +240 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+8 Zambian Copper,+6 Sudanese Oil,+6 Zimbawean Platinum,+10 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+9 Angolan Oil,+4 Iranian oil; -72 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Luc)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderately high
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-3, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3,APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2; ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-2( L3 Q2 2007), SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +265
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +118 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==


-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Dutchguy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/6 (4 Mobilized Q1 2007)(15 Reserve) -6;
Air Units: 0/2 (1 Mobilized Q1 2007)(3 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-1(L2 Q2 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +265
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +197 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 1/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/8 (4 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 1/4 -4; (4 Q1 2007) [1 Straits of Malacca]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), SA-1 / ACC-3, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-KnT(Level 1 Q3 2007), BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, PAC-3 Home Island MDS (Q3 2007)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +295
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +154 [+20 Saudi Oil; +16 Taiwanese Machinery,+10 Taiwanese Electronics, +20 South Korean Iron, +18 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +15 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+17 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+6 Australian Uranium,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines






-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq, 1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/2 (3 Reserve) -2;
Naval Units: 1/3 -3; [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), , SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +224
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +104 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +25 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals,+6 SKorean Electronics; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18 (17 Reserves) -18;
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 in Q1 2007), SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2006), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +215
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/6 (1 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Chad]
Air Units: 4/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 1 Chad]
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 (1 Q3 2007) [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q4 2006), RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3(L4 Q1 2007), SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), , SEC-2(L3 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret- ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +249
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +84 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (Huojin)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008), PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2(L3 Q1 2013)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +233
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +112 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals, +6 Indian Electronics; -31 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1






-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/8 -8
Air Units: 0/4 -4
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-1(L2 Q2 2007), ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-3, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +211
Deficit: -100
Credit Income: +88 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +8 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+15 American Machinery,+10 SKorean Electronics; -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 (19 Reserve) -10; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza,]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +211
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +70 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1
Vacant Playable Nations:

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-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (30 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +41
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +42 [+10 DPRK Iron, +10 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+10 Chinese Agriculture; -13 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT)
Popularity:
Military Units: 0/10 (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +260 credits
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (Zhukar)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4; (4 completed Q4 2006)
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 in Q1 2007), SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +73 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel,+9 Australian Rare Earth Metal; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:
Metal Gear BoP-GM
1936 BoP-Nazi Germany
1971 BoP-France

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Re: World News

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NPC Stats:
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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War, Central African Bush War
==
Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1
==
Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 1
==
United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 1/7 [1 Dem.Rep Congo]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Kivu conflict


-Ethiopia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/US
Military Units: 2/5 [1 Somalia, 1 Ethiopia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Somali Civil War
==

-Somalia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Ethiopia/Ethiopian
Military Units: 1/1 [1 Somalia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Somali Civil War
==
Islamic Courts Union(ICU)
Sphere: Al Qaeda
Ideology: Islamic Theocracy
Units: 0




-Sudan-
Government: Dominant-party federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Iran
Military Units: 4/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur
==
Sudan Revolutionary Front(SRF)
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2




-Zambia-
Government: Unitary Presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==



Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/4 [2 Pakistani Boarder]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==
Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1

-Bangladesh-


-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Laos-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/6
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
==
Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
==
New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1


-Thailand-
Government: Constitutional monarchy under military junta
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/7
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: State of emergency, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa


-Vietnam-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/16 (130 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/5
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:





Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Czech Republic-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==


-Italy-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/7 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
==


-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Spain-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (6 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
==
Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 0


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
==
Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==


-Turkey-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/NATO
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2

-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 0/17 (36 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Insurgency in Yemen





Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Indonesia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Singapore-
Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/3 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/6
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
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Re: World News

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Turn 5-Q1 2007-Voices and Victims

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News:

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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Mexican Drug War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
Tuareg rebellion


United Nations
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UNIFIL troops proceeding to the Isareli-Lebanon boarder villages.
-January- UNIFIL troops make preparations to spread throughout southern Lebanon in search of Hezbollah weapons caches. Iran cautioned heavily against such actions citing the delicate political situation within the country. Disregarding cautionary words, UNIFIL continues with its plans, unaltered.

-The Russian Federations puts forth a motion to add additional permanent members to the UNSC. Suggesting India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea as nominees. France adds the possibility of German and Brazil becoming members as well. After review, India states inclusion of the Rok may prejudice the peace process on the Korean peninsula. In regards to Germany being a possible UNSC nominee, Angela Merkel gave the following statement to the dismay of the German public;
"The Federal Republic of Germany has not yet fully atoned for the crimes of starting both World Wars due to its past ''virtues' of Prussian-ism and Militarism. We will not bid for a position on the Security Council, even a temporary one, until the last National-Socialist and their victims have died and the past is well and truly buried. As a nation and a people, we have yet to truly mature, and as such, do not deserve a seat on the most important international body of this planet."
Merkel's statement has caused ire from officials in Germany, who have worked tirelessly to atone for Germany's sins. Alternatively, China stated it would support the addition of India and Brazil, as well as reform under certain circumstances. Japan also put forth reform suggestions, regarding the reform of regional group representation. The US and the UK both agree to the addition of a new member, as the UK puts forth Brazil. Japan states;
"Any increase in permanent seats should also be matched with a proportionate increase in elected non-permanent seats, so as to maintain the existing voting balance of 1:2 permanent to non-permanent."
The US and the UK both agree to the addition of a new member, as the UK puts forth Brazil. Brazil agreed to accepting the nomination. Where the discussion goes has yet to be seen.


-February- The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is "very likely" to have been a predominantly human cause.

- A prosecutor for the International Criminal Court accuses Ali Kushayb of the Janjaweed with ordering killings, rapes, and looting in Darfur. Accused with Kushayb is Sudan's Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs, Ahmed Haroun.

-The International Court of Justice finds Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the Srebrenica massacre, but clears it of direct responsibility and complicity in the case.

-March- France puts forward the following resolution's forward in the UNSC concerning Sudan and the Chadian Civil War.
Regretting The loss of life in the Chadian civil war

Noting Sudan breeding instability by shipping weapons to rebels

Acknowledging Sudan's meddling with the internal affairs of a sovereign nation


Therfore, the UNSC

Demands Sudan to withdraw it's support for Chadian rebels and to stop interfering in the business of sovereign nations.
Despite the fact that Sudan has allegedly been accused of shipping weapons to rebels in Chad, the resolution passes, and all other UNSC permanent members have abstained.

Africa
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Somali Government soldier returns fire in the Battle of Ras Kamboni.
January- Somali Civil War: In Somalia, government troops backed by Ethiopian troops have eliminated the last stronghold of the Islamist force that has controlled part of the country for the past six months. Remnants of the Islamist force are said to be hiding in the forests on Somalia's border with Kenya.

-Somali Civil War: January 8, 2007, as the Battle of Ras Kamboni raged, TFG President and founder Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed entered Mogadishu for the first time since being elected to office. But as Meckhaus writes, the TFG was seen "by most of the Mogadishu population as a puppet of Ethiopia, and uncontrolled TFG security forces became the principal sources of insecurity for the local population, engaging in kidnapping, assaults, and worse." Within weeks, an armed insurgency subsequently arose in the capital against the TFG and its Ethiopian allies. The government then relocated to the capital from its interim location in Baidoa.

-February- For three days, violent protests have been taking place in various towns in Guinea, with protesters trying to oust President Lansana Conté from power. fifteen people died in the capital city, Conakry. President Cote tells his military to "take all necessary measures" to prevent civil war and to restore public order.

-Central African Republic Bush War: The FDPC's Abdoulaye Miskine signed a peace agreement with the government on 2 February 2007 in Syrte. The agreement called for a cessation of hostilities, the billeting of FDPC fighters and their integration with FACA, the liberation of political prisoners, and the integration of FDPC into government.

-Chadian Civil War: 2 more French units, and 1 air unit, are sent to Chad to support the 1 French unit already in the country. 1 unit garrisons at strategic points and works to train & reinforce Chadian government forces. The other 2 units pursue the RaDF forces relentlessly, supported by 1 of the French air units. French special forces continue their work disrupting RaDF resupply, allegedly from Sudan. They are supported by bombing strikes from 1 air unit.They aim to starve the rebels from supplies. Plans are made to capture or kill Timane Erdimi, the RaDF leader.

-March- In Mauritania power is changing hands for the first time through the popular elections.

-First Ivorian Civil War: On 4 March 2007, a peace agreement was signed between the government and the New Forces in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

-In Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, a crowd opposed to the rule of Robert Mugabe gathers. Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic, arrives. The police grab him and other opposition leaders who are dragged from their cars as they arrive. The police tear-gas the irate crowd and fire their weapons.The crowd is enraged in response to one of their number being shot dead. They attack the police. Those police who can, flee in their cars. Those who cannot flee are severely beaten. Tsvangirai and the other opposition activists have been beaten while being held by the police. Bones have been broken. The activists are released to the custody of their attorneys. President Mugabe blames the crowd and its leaders for the recent violence and tells his foreign critics to "go hang."

-Jeremy Bowen of the BBC asks a senior security official from Saudi Arabia whether the US military presence in Iraq has become "a recruiting sergeant for Islamist extremists." His answer: "It inspires these people. Some of them think it is their duty to go and perform jihad in Iraq. They think they are supporting the Muslims in Iraq and actually protecting the Islamic civilization and culture in Iraq."

-In the Democratic Republic of Congo a former rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has refused to lay down his arms after having lost a presidential election, despite his having agreed to do so. A confrontation takes place and a gun battle lasts through the day.

-In the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 200 fighters loyal to Jean-Pierre Bemba hand their weapons over to government forces. Mr. Bemba has taken refuge in South Africa's embassy.

-ADF Insurgency: UPDF engaged ADF groups in multiple firefights, killing at least 46 in Bundibugyo and Mubende districts. The biggest battle occurred when the UPDF faced an estimated 60 ADF troops and killed 34, including three senior commanders. The UPDF claimed to have retrieved numerous weapons as well as documents that tie the ADF to the LRA.

-Second Afar Insurgency:
ARDUF kidnapped 5 European tourists and 13 Ethiopians in the Danakil Depression.

-In Dijbouti, Japan submits a request the government of Dijbouti requesting to establish a JNDFN base seperate from the US base it shares in the country. The government of Dijbouti has granted Japan's request.

-The Sudanese government claims its government systems have has been hacked. The government of Sudan has not been able to produce any evidence to blame any foreign government however.

-France begins financial reforms that are enacted after a review by French banks, after they found banks to be severely lacking in capital. Reserve ratios are increased and derivatives are no longer allowed to be held as assets in France. The French government urges the ECB to do so over the entire eurozone.

-France works to develop oil fields in Chad. With the help of French military presence, oil wells are established in the Doba basin by Total, the french petroleum giant. This benefits both economies and deepens Franco-Chadian ties.


Asia
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British troops during Operation Volcano work to clear a home of Taliban fighters.

-January- Protests occur in India, and the United Kingdom against the British series of Celebrity Big Brother, after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara were allegedly racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.

-Anti-Japanese propaganda surfaces in in Indonesia favoring Islam and groups such as the Moro Liberation Front, which is currently engaged in fighting with the JDF in the Philippines. The propaganda seems to fall short of taking any substantial hold in the country, especially when it comes to the youth who enjoy many different aspects of Japanese pop culture.

-India funds a large advance for its space program, effecting the projected date for its lunar mission. It is now forcasted for Q2 2011.

-The United States Military states it will continue its campaign against the insurgent and terrorist forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. American forces will continue to sweep through the cities and towns working to drive enemy forces out in the open and into the range of the fire bases and with the assistance of heavy close range air and helicopter support as opposed to strategic bombing. The network of fire bases will provide artillery support in population centers when it is deemed certain there will be no casulaties.The US Navy will assist by providing naval air support to the Iraq front. The newly provided air units in Afghanistan are estimated to beef up air support coverage for ground forces.

-War in Afghanistan: British Royal Marines mounted Operation Volcano to clear insurgents from firing-points in the village of Barikju, north of Kajaki. The UK Ministry of Defense announced its desired intention to bring British troop levels in the country up to 3 units(committed until 2009).

-In a suprising report, Kim Jong-Il allows Factory managers to set their own wages, after the minimum wage has been paid and the appropriate goods given to the state. He gives factory owners Lee-way into finding and locating the best quality goods and even, trading with North Koreas foreign trade partners, as long as the government signs off on it. 2-3 families are setup on communal farms , these families are to out-perform their competition. If they surpass quotas, set upon them, they get to keep the extra food grown, which can be traded using a points based system in government shops for consumer goods, such as razors, toys, other food etc.

-The USAF deploys 2 more air units to Afghanistan to provide additional air cover to US operations going taking place in country.

-Japan issues tax breaks to the video game industry to help push Sony and Nintendo forward by encouraging them to hire more and make more and bigger games and consoles, as part of the ongoing competition with Microsoft. The move presents Japan as a modern nation encouraging new and upcoming technology industries aiding their economy.

-JDF forces in the Phillipines continue supporting actions in joint operations with the Filipino army. Filipino army units continue patrolling the jungles on Mindanao. Units stumble upon small weapons caches in the Jungle which are immediately destroyed. Local Moro people supportive of the MILF, continue to show disdain for the presence of Japanese and Filipio forces.

-4 new Japanese naval units enter service with the JNDF.

-The South Korean government spends money to push forward aquisition of promised B-1 lancers from the United States, however it fails to expidiate the process quicker than previously predicted. The South Korean military also begin putting together resources to build a modern cyber division(research L3 CC).

-China bolsters its 'Golden Shield Project', a 'Great Firewall of China' is being formed with intesification of monitoring & control techniques.Chinese cyber security works diligently to trace foreign manipulation attempts upon Chinese networks and defend cyberspace from foreign threats.

-February- The Chinese Correction: World stock markets plummet after China and Europe release less-than-expected growth reports.

-War in Afghanistan: Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan inactivated. Combined Joint Task Force 76, a two-star U.S. command headquartered on Bagram Airfield, assumed responsibility as the National Command Element for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, or CSTC-A, the other two-star U.S. command, was charged with training and mentoring the Afghan National Security Forces.

-The Joint implementation on THAAD anti air defense program with Japan, Australia, France and Taiwan, is completed (upgrade to SPAA L4 complete). Joint research on Cyber Security between Japan, France, Taiwan and Australia is also completed (L3 CC Complete).

-South Korea pays off its remaining deficit.

-In Taiwan propaganda opposing Japan and condemning the present government of Taiwan for warming up to a "bellicose' Tokyo", who is "deploying troops everywhere" surfaces. Unrest in Taipei is already skyrocketing with the recent revelations of corruption staining the image of the Chen administration, and begins leading the 'Million Voices Against Corruption' movement to contemplate violent opposition to the "corrupt, foreign-dominated government". Shih Ming-teh, leader of the MVAC vows that "persistence of the demonstrations, and protests against the government will pay off".

-In Nanning, the Chinese government invests in creating a modern technological industrial park. To serve as an area where modern technologies can be researched and developed for the betterment of Chinese society.

-The Chinese navy begins research and development on a Littoral Ship program, following suit with many other nations (upgrade LCS L2).

-The PRC government also invests in expanding shipping operations across the Indian ocean through the Sino-African investment bank, which aids in expanding Chinese economic opportunities in Africa.

-The North Korean government begins to root out corruption, with the use of a group put together of members who are 100% loyal to Kim Jong-Il. They investigate allegations of corruption througout the country. People who are proven guilty are heavily punished, in some cases even killed. An effort to reduce the number of Paramillitary units in North Korea is made. The two worst ones are dismantled, and weapons are placed in storage. They are sent to work in the city or on farms. A farmers market is held every 7 days, in villages. Point based systems are beginning to be slowly taken away in the city, with paper money comepletely replacing it. However inefficacy in the operation drags the currency down as it remains largely meaningless to anyone outside of an urban center.

-March- The new leader of Turkmenistan, President Berdymukhamedov, is visiting communities without the pomp of previous leaders – no staged crowds or children reading poems of praise.

-War in North-West Pakistan: The northern region of Pakistan is suffering with an insurgency and President Musharraf has been increasingly put under great pressure from the militants when several army operations outlined mixed results. In March, his government was 'forced' to sign a peace treaty with Fakir Mohamad, the main militant leader in Bajaur. Militant groups then held three districts in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas: South Waziristan, North Waziristan and Bajaur Agency.

- In Thailand a Swiss citizen, Oliver Jufer, arrested in December, goes on trial for insulting the king. He could be sentenced to 75 years in prison.

-War in Afghanistan: U.S. Marines killed at least 12 civilians and injured 33 in Shinwar district, Nangrahar, in a response to a bomb ambush. The event became known as the "Shinwar massacre". The 120 member Marine unit responsible for the attack were ordered to leave the country by Army Major General Frank Kearney, because the incident damaged the unit's relations with the local Afghan population.

-2nd Chechen War: Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov vowed to put an end to all remaining guerrilla activity in Chechnya within two months. His statement is taken with a grain of salt as fighting in Chechneya continues as before.

-Japan makes investments to search for oceanic rare earth minerals near its pacific territories. They discover deposits near the Ryuku islands, of which they begin preliminary extractions on.

-With an Australian uranium supply secured by Japanese energy and mining companies, Japan places investments in expanding the countries nuclear power industry and capability by building reactors which are clean and safe until further developments in fusion occur, to supply more clean energy to Japanese industries to lower the price of electricity, for industry and Japan's population alike. These reactors are being built to the highest standards of safety, and in locations judged safe from earthquakes and tsunamis.

-Prime minister Sadakazu Tanigaki makes visits to South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia reiterating previous Japanese apologies for World War 2 atrocities with expressions of deep regret. Wreaths are laid upon the graves of the war dead, and local culture is explored. The visits mark continued Japanese reconciliation, and serve to ease some tension within the populace of the countries visited. In the southern Philippines 'stories of Japanese soldiers taking liberties in the south, and seeking permanent bases' circulates, riling a small portion of the population. Japanese analysts point to the New People's Army(NPA) as the source for the propaganda.

-The South Korean government begins calling for an end to military partnership between the DPRK and PRC, rallying popular support for the split in South Korea. Meanwhile Arms Proliferation talks begun by South Korea seem to have stalled for the time being.

-China invests in offshore wind projects, in a move to expand renewable energy sources. The PRC also makes investments in its telecommunications sector, aiding the development of its R&D divisions.

-North Korea imports large scale machinery, such as tractors and combine Harvesters, which are to be allocated to the best performing farms. Further incentivising it. Wheat is bought from Chinese and Russian companies, and people are encouraged to grow food in their own domestic plots.

Europe
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The European Union welcomes Bulgaria & Romania.
-January- Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union. Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages. Slovenia also joins Eurozone.

-Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut by GAZPROM as the Russia–Belarus energy dispute escalates; they are restored 3 days later.

-There is growth in Russia's technological industry as investments are put forward to expand the sector, software company,ABBYY notably benifits. In addition investments in the nations manufacturing of refined products and materials continues as part of the diversification of economic growth within the country.

-Russia also moves to reduce some of its national debt.

-France recruits 2 units in response to increasing tensions around the world, and to aid in the fight against terror. The recruitment ensures France can execute its NATO duties efficiently, as defense spending gets closer to a 2% norm.

-The Greek ship Server breaks in half off the Norwegian coast, releasing over 200 tons of crude oil.

-The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopts the Red Crystal as a non-religious emblem for use in its overseas operations.

-February- Martti Ahtisaari unveils a United Nations plan for the final status of Kosovo; Serbian leaders denounce the proposal.

-Germany organizes 4 more air units, and send them to the reserves. 4 German land units complete mobilization, 3 air units follow suit.

-The German government also invests in various wellfare programs and initiatives to encourage German families to have more children, with more money and a lot more possibilities for one of the parents to stay home with the children. Until the 12th birthday for the child, all German parents shall recieve a special child benefit per child, maximum of 3 to encourage only one working parent and bigger families. This is stated "to help accommodate the demographic shift in Germany and prevent too much of a strain on the economy in the future". Immigrants in Germany, Turks specifically display issue with the initiative, stating "It's a move to decrease the influence of foreign demographic elements in Germany."

-Researchers at AngioGenetics in Sweden describe a new mechanism for blood vessel growth that could lead to new treatments for cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases.

-The European Union extends economic and other sanctions against Zimbabwe for another year.

-Russia begins work on creation of a VTOL aircraft program(upgrade to VTOL L2). The program is assumed to involve retrofitting the retired Yakovlev Yak-38 as a starting point. Completion is expected in Q3 2007.

-The Russian Navy also begins development of its own Littoral Combat Ship Program. Little is known of the direction it will take.

-March- Angela Merkel's comments in the regards to the possibility of a German UNSC seat have hurt her opinion ratings. Many Germans feel that Germany has overcome its dark past, and that Germany is more than capable of the responsibility a UNSC seat would require. Merkel's popularity takes a hit as a result.

-Negotiations between Germany and Britain concerning future weapons technology and joint projects fall through.

-The Ukraine reports a cyber attack on its military communications and radar networks, compromising them heavily. The Ukranian airforce immediately points a finger at Russia, after already assumeing the Spetsnaz had something to do with the Strike in Kiev at the end of last year. The Ukranian army is unable to prove their accusation. Tensions continue to rise between the two neighboring countries.

-The Russian Army continues it's downsizing as part of its modernization goals, with the disbanding of 6 units from its reserve force.

Middle East
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UN troops inspect damage done to a UNIFIL convoy in Lebanon.
-January- Houthi insurgency in Yemen: Fighting broke out on 28 January 2007, when militants attacked a number of government installations, killing six soldiers and injuring 20 more. Further attacks on 31 January left six more soldiers dead and 10 wounded.

-Exploratory drilling of the Tamar gas field by Israel, 80km west of Haifa commences. Large deposits of natural gas are discovered and full scale development of the field is expected in the near future.

-Israel begins accession negotiations with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), in hopes of receiving and invitation to join.

-The government of Morocco is putting two journalists on trial in Casablanca, charging them with defaming Islam and damaging public morality. The journalists created an article that explored popular jokes about religion, sex and politics. Sale of the magazine containing the article has been banned.

- The government of Morocco arrests 62 Al Qaeda suspects.

-Japan sends Japanese aid to Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, deploying Japanese charities with government grants to help the populace. Japan's reputation is increased in the eyes of Yemen's government and civilians caught in the middle of the insurgent fighting. Japan also approaches the Yemeni government concerning the establishment of an airbase on the island of Socotra in support of quelling piracy in the region. However the Yemeni government has decided not to grant the request.

- Egypt puts a blogger on trial, Abdel Kareem Nabil, for insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife. He is reported by the Associated Press as having "often denounced Islamic authorities." The Associated Press adds that "Egypt has arrested a string of pro-democracy bloggers over the past year."

-In Turkey the journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated by a couple of youths who did not like what they considered to be his insults against the nation. The nation of Turkey and its political leaders are outraged and insulted. The assassin, Ogun Samast, a teenager, is captured on the 20th and identified by his father. Ogun Samast hangs his head in shame.

-In Lebanon the strike against the government ends in violence. Some who disapprove dislike Hezbollah having quit the government and then having complained about the government not being representative. Some who have supported the strike are upset that it has turned violent. A majority of Lebanese see remedy in democracy.

-February- In Lebanon, Sunni Muslim clerics publish a fatwa prohibiting Muslims from killing their fellow countrymen and particularly their fellow Muslims.

War in Iraq: On 10 February 2007, David Petraeus was made commander of Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I), the four-star post that oversees all coalition forces in country, replacing General George Casey. In his new position, Petraeus oversee's all coalition forces in Iraq and employed them in the new "Surge" strategy outlined by the Johnson administration.

Houthi Insurgency in Yemen: A further ten soldiers died and 20 were wounded in an attack on an army roadblock near the Saudi Arabian border on 1 February. The Yemeni government launched a major offensive against the rebels involving 1 unit.By 19 February, almost 200 members of the security forces and over 100 rebels had died in the fighting. A further 160 rebels were killed in the subsequent two weeks. A French student was also killed.

- Egyptian police arrest 72 men believed associated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. President Mubarak considers political parties with a religious agenda as subversive to Egypt's secularism. The Muslim Brotherhood is his regime's largest organized opponent.

-President Assad meets with Iranians and speaks of "the sinister aims of the United States and Zionists." He adds: "Creating conflict between Shia and Sunni in Iraq and Lebanon is the final card that America and its allies have."

-Iran unveils its new mobile Anti-Aircraft system, the Bavar-373. It is an air defense system similar to Russia's S-300.

-In Syria, Iran builds a small defense network of Bavar-373's to support their ally. It is reportedly manned by the Iranians. The defence grid borders the Golan heights, and also protects the city of Damascus. Western military analysts believe the air defense system being brand new, will require that the Iranians will need more time to train on the equipment, therefore rendering it vulnerable at the present time.

-War in Iraq: The move to control Baghdad – part of the so-called surge – has begun. The city has been divided into nine districts. Each district has been assigned 600 US troops and thousands of Iraqi soldiers.

-Japan continues research concerning the 'Valley of Peace' project. Japan's idea is to get the three governments in the area to agree - Israel, Palestine and Jordan - to a foreign-funded joint economic project which would create jobs and revitalise the economy in the region, and that these jobs, rather than being tied to any one government, religion or ethnicity, would see members from all groups working together in the workplace and meeting peacefully. Japanese engineers continue looking into either the canal plan or the Jordan River dredging plan to determine which is more viable and likely to succeed.

-March- War in iraq: In his first news conference since taking command of US forces in Iraq, General Petraeus speaks of not foreseeing a military victory over the insurgents. He favors military action to improve security, but he avoids absolutes such as failure, win or victory. He says "there is no military solution to a problem like that in Iraq, to the insurgency of Iraq." Petraeus favors negotiations among the Iraqis.

-War in Iraq: Shi'a militias grow ever more bold near Iraq's eastern boarder, forcing US troops to move out of the village of Shay Kh Juwi. Shi'a militias begin to organize in the village, and are still considered heavily armed. The concentration of forces represent a growing significant threat. However, the mass of hostile forces also present a ripe target for a directed Coalition attack should one be arranged.

-In a poll by ABC News, USA Today and others, 51 percent of Iraqis say violence against US forces is acceptable, and 80 percent oppose the presence of the US in their country.

-Iranian General, Ali-Reza Asgari, disappears in Turkey. News reports indicate that he either defected or was kidnapped by Western intelligence agencies.

-The Israeli government agrees to a prisoner exchange with Hezbollah. Samir Kuntar, the four Hezbollah members taken prisoner by Israel in the 2006 Lebanon war, and 200 deceased Lebanese and Palestinian fighters are handed over to Hezbollah in exchange for the kidnapped IDF soldiers, who's capture sparked the war in Lebanon.

-The IDF Mobilizes 6 reserve units in response to the unwillingness of Hezbollah to adhere to the UN resolution reached concerning Lebanon, and also due to increased infighting within Gaza between Hamas, Fatah and the Israeli unit already stationed there.

-Israel begins encouraging investment within Israel, painting the country as a stable gateway to the Middle East - an ideal location for multinational corporations to set up regional headquarters. Israel has offered modest subsidies/tax breaks as part of initiative. They move has gained the attention of Belgium and Hungary, both of which have invested in the Israeli economy.

-UNIFIL troops spread through Southern Lebanon, positioning themselves just outside, and in between, towns to disrupt Hezbollah's ability to produce combat formations and move weaponry. UNIFIL also begins searching for weapons caches, however they find few, and only thanks to tips some disgruntled locals give, while others remain clearly supportive of Hezbollah. The Ghanaian detachment of UNIFIL is met with unexpected heavy resistance in the village of Ramyah as they try to dis-arm reported Hezbollah outposts. Their forces become embroiled in a heavy firefight with Hezbollah militiamen and a small group of unidentified fighters, both of which appear heavily armed. The French detachment of UNIFIL moved to reinforce the Ghanian troops as they pleaded for help. En route to Ramyah, the French convoy was hit by what could only be described as a UCAV strike, commited by an unkown belligerant. The UCAV itself was used as an unmanned suicide bomb, and was obliterated upon impact. Rattled, French and Ghanian troops retreat north to Yatar to rendevous with other UNIFIL detachments, until the situation can be worked out. The towns and villages of Ramyah, Dibil, Remich, Yarun, and Ayta Ash Shaab are held in a tight grip by Hezbollah and the unidentified fighters.

-UNFIL command frantically works to find out which belligerant directly attacked UNIFIL forces. Heated allegations point towards Syria & Iran, as it is beleived Hezbollah does not possess the technology, or capability of flying drones. Turkey recommends caution, but recognizes UNIFIL troops were clearly attacked by a government capable of using Unmmaned technology. Italian & French analysts belive the UCAV used could of been an Iranian Raad 85, but are unable to confirm such. Tension in the Levant reaches an all time high.

-Japan commits 2 units to UNIFIL forces in Lebanon providing a significant amount of muscle. The Japanese peacekeepers rendezvous with other peacekeeping units in Yatar, in preparation to re-deploy to the Israeli-Lebanon Boarder region. The Japanese naval unit works to provide helicopter support and humanitarian aid, as well as to provide hospital services to UNIFIL. Japanese arrival in the Middle East has angered some hard-line Muslim elements throughout the Middle East, and Asia.


North America & Caribbean
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Senator James Webb expresses his opinion on troops in Iraq streets.
-January- In the US, a new Congress has convened and is about to confront President Johnson's strategy regarding Iraq. A debate is taking place on what to do about US policy failures in Iraq. Those supporting Johnson and favoring more troops sent to Iraq are suggesting that the US must assert its will, otherwise Iraq and the entire region will sink into an abyss. The other side of the debate is saying that a solution by Iraqis is needed, that the Johnson administration trying to impose its will on the Iraqis by a troop "surge" will produce more aggravation among the Iraqis and more failure.

-In the US the debate about a proposed troop surge in Iraq continues, with Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute on one side and Edward N. Luttwak of the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the other. Luttwak compares the amount of police controlling New York City and the number of soldiers it would take to control Baghdad today and he concludes that Kagan's plan to bust down doors in Baghdad neighborhoods would not be productive. He favors continued support for the elected government in Iraq but with less exposure and fewer casualties for US troops on desert bases, in the Green Zone and such, doing what US forces can do effectively: striking at any force that gathers into an anti-government "target-able mass formation."

-February- The New Horizons space probe makes a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter, which changes its trajectory towards Pluto.

-Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan tells a business conference that the economy may fall into recession by the end of 2007. He says the US economy has been growing since 2001 and that the economy cycle is nearing an end. The Wall Street Journal quotes him as saying, "When you get this far away from a recession, invariably forces build up for the next recession, and indeed we are beginning to see that sign, for example in the US, profit margins ... have begun to stabilize, which is an early sign we are in the later stages of a cycle." Greenspan added that the global economy looks to be stable and that both the US and world economies are more resilient than before.

-March- Senator James Webb of Virginia expresses his opinion that the US military on the streets in Iraq is an "aggravation," in other words that it would be better for Iraq that they not be there. Webb is an aggressive former Marine and was Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration.

-Speaking of the efforts of General Petraeus in Iraq, US Senator John McCain says "there are real signs the new strategy is working" and that some others in the Senate are offering "a date certain for surrender – with grave consequences..." His Republican colleague, Chuck Hagel, sees the new strategy as an escalation that will not bring resolution in Iraq. He complains of young Americans "kicking down doors, with a bull's eye on their back" and speaks of cost in American lives, dollars, and world standing as "devastating for our country."

-According to sources within the Pentagon, DARPA suffers a cyber attack. No leaks of information stolen have been reported.

-The NGO Philanthropy states intent to dissolve upon IAEA members acceptance of the expansion of the IAEA's jurisdictions.

Pacific
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Australian Royal Air Force F-18's over the Straits of Malacca.
-January- A Boeing 737-4Q8, Adam Air Flight 574, disappeared from Jakarta's radar. A week later it was founded that the aircraft has crashed onto the Makassar Strait, killing all 102 people on board.

-The Austrailian navy orders 2 naval units, projected to be completed in Q4 2007. Australia also dispatches 1 Naval & air unit to Singapore to take part in military exercises and anti-piracy operations.

-February- The Canberra conference continues to stall, with tensions between China and Japan rising in regards to the conference as no proposal has yet to satisfy all concerned parties.
South America
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Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
-January- In Venezuela, President Chavez is sworn in for a third term and promises "the construction of Venezuelan socialism."

-In Nicaragua, the former Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega is sworn in as President. After his own inauguration, President Chavez flies in and celebrates with Ortega. Bolivia's president, Morales, is there, as is President-elect Rafael Correa of Ecuador, and Fidel Castro sends a message of "utmost support."

- Rafael Correa, an economist, is sworn in as Ecuador's new president. He proposes less involvement by the United States in Ecuadorian affairs and restructuring Ecuador's debt. Among those attending his inauguration is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who has been touring "shanty towns" in Nicaragua.

-February- Chile and Colombia have stated they are willing to expand on free trade negotiations with Israel.
Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:12/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 5 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [6 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 4 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-2(L3 Q2 2007), SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +299
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +173 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -55 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (90 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-3, VTOL-1(L2 Q3 2007), RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2007), PS-4 / MGT-2(Level 3 in Q2 2007), CC-3, SEC-3(Q2 2008),
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008),SU(Q1 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +261
Deficit: -2573
Credit Income: +117 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +33 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +24 Caspian oil,; -151 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1(L2 Q1 2008), PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- MD(L1 Q1 2008),HD(L1 Q2 2009),LRSB(Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +286
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +252 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+10 Zambian Copper,+8 Sudanese Oil,+8 Zimbawean Platinum,+12 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+9 Angolan Oil,+4 Iranian oil,+4 Burmese Precious Minerals; -72 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Luc)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderately high
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-4, RWA-3, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3,APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2; ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-2( L3 Q2 2007), SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +261
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +118 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==


-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Dutchguy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/10 (15 Reserve) -10;
Air Units: 0/3 (7 Reserve) -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-1(L2 Q2 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +261
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +192 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 2/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd]
Air Units: 0/8 (4 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 2/8 -8; [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-2, , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-KnT(Level 1 Q3 2007), BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDFN Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS (Q3 2007)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +295
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +159 [+20 Saudi Oil; +16 Taiwanese Machinery,+10 Taiwanese Electronics, +20 South Korean Iron, +18 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +15 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+17 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+9 Australian Uranium,+10 Japanese Vehicles,+6 Ryuku Rare Earth Minerals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines






-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq, 1 East Timor]
Air Units: 1/2 (3 Reserve) -2; [1 Singapore]
Naval Units: 2/3 -3; (2 Complete Q4 2007) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008), DROPBEAR(Q2 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +220
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +104 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +25 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals,+6 SKorean Electronics; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 1/18 (17 Reserves) -18; [1 Syrian-Iran AA Defense in Syria]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +211
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad]
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 (1 Q3 2007) [1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret- ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +247
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +94 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics,+10 Chadian Oil; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (Huojin)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008), PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +229
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +112 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals, +6 Indian Electronics; -31 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1






-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/8 -8
Air Units: 0/4 -4
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-1(L2 Q2 2007), ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-3, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L4 Q4 2007), SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +207
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +93 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +8 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+15 American Machinery,+10 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/16 (13 Reserve) -16; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza,]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-NM(Q4 2008),TAL(Q2 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +211
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +70 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Med. Sea Natural Gas; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
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Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1




-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (Luftwafer)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (30 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +40
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +58 [+14 DPRK Iron, +14 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+14 Chinese Agriculture; -9 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:
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-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT)
Popularity:
Military Units: 0/10 (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +255 credits
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (VACANT)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/8 -8;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +204
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +69 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel,+9 Australian Rare Earth Metal; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:








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Re: World News

Post by scorpion » 01:05:43 Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War, Central African Bush War
==
Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1
==
Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 1
==
United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 1/7 [1 Dem.Rep Congo]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Kivu conflict


-Ethiopia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/US
Military Units: 2/5 [1 Somalia, 1 Ethiopia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Somali Civil War
==

-Somalia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Ethiopia/Ethiopian
Military Units: 1/1 [1 Somalia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Somali Civil War
==
Islamic Courts Union(ICU)
Sphere: Al Qaeda
Ideology: Islamic Theocracy
Units: 0




-Sudan-
Government: Dominant-party federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Iran
Military Units: 4/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur
==
Sudan Revolutionary Front(SRF)
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2




-Zambia-
Government: Unitary Presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==



Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/4 [2 Pakistani Boarder]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==
Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1

-Bangladesh-


-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Laos-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/6
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
==
Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
==
New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1


-Thailand-
Government: Constitutional monarchy under military junta
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/7
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: State of emergency, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa


-Vietnam-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/16 (130 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/5
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:





Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Czech Republic-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==


-Italy-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/7 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
==


-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Spain-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (6 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
==
Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 0


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
==
Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==


-Turkey-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/NATO
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2

-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 2/17 (36 Reserves) [2 Yemen]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Houthi Insurgency in Yemen





Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Indonesia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Singapore-
Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/3 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/6
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Re: World News

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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen (Ceasfire)
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War (Negotiated Peace)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War (Peace Accord)
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Mexican Drug War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
Tuareg rebellion
2007 Lebanon conflict



United Nations
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Russian President Vladamir Putin lambastes the German government over re-armament issues.
-April- The United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaims 2008 the International Year of Languages.

-Intensifying rhetoric has continued in the UNSC between the German and Russian governments. Russian fears of German military increases are made evident, and likewise Germany remains fearful of Russian Metal Gear technology and what it could mean for any vulnerability in Europe. Belgium and much of NATO remain nervous in regards to Russia, however they do not support the rhetoric being used by Germany, and feel all parties should do their best to remain calm and approach agreement diplomatically. Additionally Russian fears of a German invasion are not taken seriously by NATO or the United States. Both NATO and the US agree that nothing of the sort could possibly happen, and that NATO would not support unprovoked action against the Russian Federation.

-In Lebanon the situation is quickly deteriorating. UNIFIL troops that came under direct attack by a drone of unknown origin, have been pulled back for the time being. Claudio Graziano, Commander of UNIFIL forces in Lebanon, has sent UN investigators to the wreckage of the 'suicide' drone to collect any physical evidence that can determine its origin. Meanwhile Iran claims that the UNSC has lost all legitimacy in the eyes of the Iranian government for supporting Zionism and not putting an end to the 'illegal' occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Italy urges Iran to reconsider its accusations and support the UN investigation as to what happened in Lebanon. Even so, the Italian government is strongly considering economic sanctions on Iran following the attack, and the build up of Iranian forces in Syria.
Africa
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Tuareg Rebels before the attack on Agadez.
-April- Uganda's Constitutional Court ends the country's law against adultery because it is unfair to women. The law allowed married men to have affairs but not women.

-Chadian Civil War: RaFD forces retreat from the Eastern boarder of Chad to Am Timan in the south along the boarder of Gindra, in an effort to re-group after ferocious French attacks on their strongholds.

-Central African Bush War: The UFDR and the CAR government signed the Birao Peace Agreement on 1 April 2007. This agreement provides amnesty for the UFDR, its recognition as a political party, and the integration of its fighters into the national army. The remaining rebel groups continued fighting the government.

-New Forces leader Guillaume Soro takes office in Côte d'Ivoire. In the presence of Gbagbo and Soro, the UN buffer zone between the two sides began to be dismantled, and government and New Forces soldiers paraded together for the first time. Gbagbo declared that the war was over.

-Nigeria's government fails to demonstrate fairness in elections, which would have helped stave off the country's drift into separatism and civil war. Umaru Yar'adua, the candidate for the governing party, the People's Democratic Party, won 70 percent of the vote to 18 percent for his strongest rival. All but the winners are condemning what is being described as a fraud.

-ADF Insurgency: The UPDF and ADF engaged in an intense battle inside the Semuliki National Park, near the upscale Semliki Lodge tourist destination. The battle reasulted in the loss of a unit for each force.

-May- Ituri Conflict: The FNI became the last militia to begin turning over its weapons in April 2007,though disarmament and demobilization continued through May.

-Lords Resistance Army Insurgency: The Juba Initiative Project enabled the resumption of the talks in May 2007, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for LRA-affected areas, Joaquim Chissano. The talks were again mediated by the Government of Southern Sudan, but with the support of the United Nations and logistic facilitation from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

-June- President Museveni of Uganda, long considered a good friend by leaders in the West, complains that "Western counties have denied us access to their markets – deliberately."

-In Ghana people are celebrating a big oil discovery that is expected to add much to the country's economic success. People in Ghana are talking about the new oil discovery allowing the building of schools, hospitals and roads – benefits, they say, for all the people.

-Gindran Civil War: Commander William Weah, President of Gindra, cracks down on GLF rebels, as their operations have recently intensified. GLF units flee to the Eastern part of the coutnry, reportedly crossing boarder regions of the Central African Republic and Sudan.

-Turaeg Rebellion: Niger experienced the most daring and deadliest attacks to that point in the conflict. MNJ rebels attacked the airport at Agadez, the second most important in the country and a center of Niger's tourism industry, though they did little damage. On 22 June rebels attacked an isolated army post at Tezirzaït, killing 15 soldiers and taking 70 hostages. Land mines were also laid on the main route the uranium ore from Arlit takes to the ports of Benin. All of Arlit's ore is processed and transported by a French company Areva NC, a holding of the Areva group, itself a state owned operation of the French Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA). The system of French nuclear power generation, as well as the French nuclear weapons program, is dependent on uranium mined at Arlit.

Asia
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South Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicles taking part in the final phases of the South Korean 'Tigercat exercises' at the Liancourt rocks.
-April- In the city of Parachinar, Pakistan, Sunni and Shia attack each other. Forty are killed and more than 70 injured. Parachinar authorities put the city under a curfew.

-Tens of thousands of Muslims rally in Karachi Pakistan in support of President Mursharraf and against extremism. A march leader says to the crowd that "Islam is a religion of peace."

-China's premier, Wen Jiabao, promises to help clean China's air and water and to combat global warming.

-Second Chechen War: Russian military Mi-8 helicopter with infantry was reported to be downed by automatic rifle fire in Chechnya, killing all 20 people abroad, among them 15 Spetsnaz GRU commandos and two army officers. It was one of three helicopters carrying special forces troops sent to reinforce the federal task force fighting the rebels near the village of Shatoy where at least three rebels and five federal troops died.

- Sri Lankan Civil War: Troops captured the key LTTE base in Kokkadicholai on 28 March,and the strategic A5 highway on 12 April, bringing the entire highway under government control for the first time in 15 years.

-India expands its airforce by 2 units. The Indian Navy also expands its fleet by a unit.

-The Chinese PLA begins researching plans to develop the ZBL-09 for mass production, perceived to be the future apc of the PLA (upgrade APC L4).

-Kim Jong-Il annouances that North Korea will adopt a new currency, claimed to be worth much more than the old one by the government. It is being dubbed the 'New' Korean Won. A year long period has been allowed to exchange all old currency. Urban populations begin to exchange old korean won for the new notes. The rural population does so slowly. Faith in the currency is considered shaky at best, according to reports. Analysts belive North Korea has a long road ahead, if it aims to improve the countries economic situation.

-The South Korean Air Force completes its B-1 Bomber program, and has readied its aquired Bomber fleet for military excercises. It is of no doubt that B-1's enable the South Korean Air Force to reach furthur than before should the need arise in a regional conflict (upgrade to SB level 2 completed).

-South Korea begins building 2 new naval destroyer units. The South Korean Navy also annonces the beginnings of naval excercises near the Liancourt Rocks, titled 'Exercise Tigercat'. South Korean naval brass state "Tigercat will focus on projecting power via our surface fleet operating in conjunction with our air forces, starting with air defense drills, missile and gunnery strikes on a range to be established at the Rocks. The final day of the exercise will involve a mock beach assault, operating in concert with air cover from the air force and deep strikes from our new strategic bombers."

-Japan begins a re-modernization program concerning old 1970s-1980s vintage equipment and replacing them with up-to-date equipment. They notably begin by working to replace the two Shirane-class helicopter carriers with two Akagi-class aircraft carriers, Akagi and Kaga, of the same kind of size and configuration as the French Charles de Gaulle-class. Similarly, the older Harushio class submarines are to be replaced with the state of the art Sōryū-class, and the air force's old American Phantom Js are to be replaced with the new Mitsubishi F-4 Hitoare. This does not increase unit numbers, due to decommissioning and reassignment of personnel, but increases capability. The old equipment is offered to allies and neighbours (for a very good price) like the Philippines, and the Phantoms in particular to South Korea, as they operate the same aircraft.

-May- In predominately Shia Azerbaijan, two journalists are sentenced for writing that European societies were more successful because they were more inclined toward peace and tolerance than are Islamic societies. Samir Sadagatoglu is given four years and Rafik Tagi three years in prison.

-In China many women are marrying earlier than 20 and men earlier than 22, violating the constitution, producing unwanted population growth. Also, China's one-child policy is threatened by families wanting a son and not reporting the first birth of girls.

-Following his reputation for unpredictability, Kim Jong-Il declares all men equal under him. Political generals are bribed. New standards for exams, and schooling are put in place for military officers, with some preferential treatment given to those with connections.

-Rumors indicate that Kim Jong-Il has begun grooming his son, Kim Jong-Un, to take position as supreme leader of North Korea in the future. He is rumored to have been put through rigours physical training, military school and has been forced to cease any personal addictions. Kim Jong-Il ventures from city to city in North Korea, promising "standards of living will get better, once the capitlaists dogs to the South are beaten".

-War in Northwest Pakistan: Fighting sparked between the Uzbek fighters and the native militant groups by the killing of Arab fighter Saiful Adil, an al-Qaeda operative, blamed on the Uzbeks fighters by Maulvi Nazir, described as a top pro-Taliban militant commander in the region.

-War in Afghanistan: ISAF forces killed Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban's senior military commander. Eleven other Taliban fighters died in the same firefight.

-With its newly active naval base in Dijobouti, Japan deploys 1 naval unit to aid anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.

-June- In the city of Zhengzhou in central China, at least 1,000 students go on a four hour rampage that includes burning cars. They are angry about an inspector of some sort hitting a fellow student, female, in the face while she is working at an unlicensed street stall. Authorities are reprimanding the inspectors. The riots are little threat to the central government.

- The Japanese state broadcaster's NHK World service expands its remit to more languages globally, and more broadcast stations around the Pacific region. It presents a Japanese view of current events, as well as compelling entertainment programming from the pulse of Japanese culture, influencing people to tune in for the quality entertainment and stay for the news. It poses competition to the BBC World Service, Voice of America, and suchlike, as a reliable news source not linked to the discredited US or their British allies. Its radio signals can also be picked up in China.

- In conjunction with NHK World's expansion, Japan invests in the tourist industry for visitors to Japan. Efforts are made to make the country easier and more welcoming to international visitors, tourist offices, and tour guides who are fluent in foreign languages are expanded, and overhauls of tourist attractions' signage, guidebooks, and so on to make them more accessible occur. This is combined with a global 'Visit Japan' advertisement campaign. The move does indeed spark tourism to Japan, already a technological hub, Westerners and Easterners alike flock towards the island nation to enjoy technology, as well as Japanese history and culture.

-The Korean People's Army disbands 5 more militia units, and gives the men state jobs in new weapons factories. The DPRK also continues to increase agricultural shipments from China in order to help reduce the number of famine stricken families in the country.

-The DPRK has also created a state board responsible for improving electricity output, mainly from renewable sources, such as Hydroelectric, solar and tidal. The state board predicts it has a very large amount of work ahead in order to achieve a level to help sustain the country.

-Reports coming out of China indicate that the Chinese military has further advanced their Metal Gear program. A statement from the Chinese military was relased after the report. "China must retain parity with its neighbors(Russia) as well as those who would seek to re-militerize in East Asia,".(Secret upgrade MGT L3 complete, but exposed).

-South Korea invests in the General Electric corporation, yielding larger import of American Machinery.

- Prime Minister Tanigaki, as a former finance minister, introduces a package of reforms and investments to secure and shore up Japan's financial sector to make it more appealing and stable, both for investors abroad and at home, to protect the hard-earned money of the Japanese people. Tourism related investors are a notable group seeking to do business with Japan.

-An expansion of the capacity of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and a merger with the Osaka Securities Exchange to form the Japan Exchange Group takes place. It is combined with regulations protecting against market shocks, such as the 'livedoor shock' of 17 January 2006, to encourage investor confidence and increase general investment into Japan by making it a safer, more profitable option.

- An Increase the Bank of Japan's foreign exchange reserves occurs, in order to strengthen Japanese economic stability and allows the Bank of Japan to, if necessary, purchase more of their own yen and have the capability to implement monetization policies in the future more safely.

Europe
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German Police assemble in major German cities to face growing protests.
-April- The Russian military unveils Metal Gear “Likho”, a lighter Metal gear model. They also unveil Metal Gear “Zmey”, "a roughly 12 meter tall heavy combat system. Possessing the same armor and “Hard kill” system of Likho but also with a large Rail gun, and a six barrel 40mm Gatling gun. Also carrying missiles, rockets and even anti air missiles for short ranged air defense. It carries new ASEA Radar and brand new sensor suites".

-The French high speed passenger train, the TGV, reaches a top speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), breaking the record for the world's fastest conventional train.

-The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, dissolves the Ukrainian Parliament, following defections that increased the majority of his opponents. In Crimea, taking advantage of the power struggle in Kiev, pro-Russian protests begin against the Ukrainian government.

- Bronze Night: Ethnic Russians riot in Tallinn and other towns in Estonia, about moving the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet World War II memorial. One person is killed after two of the worst nights of rioting in Estonian history.

-Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia all recruit 2 new units to enter the reserves out of fear of Russian technological advances.

-A weapons deal between Germany and Britain is signed. Britain will be aiding Germany in the development of new Armored Personell Carriers, VTOL aircraft, and Self Proppelled anti-aircraft programs. In turn, Germany will aid Britain in development of new Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Rotary aircraft, and Artillery programs.(Germany Researches L4 APC, L2 VTOL , and L4 SPA . Britain Researches L4 IFV, L4 RWA and L3 SA).

-The German Federal Intelligence Service has reported a hack into governemnt systems. There have been no press leaks as to what may have been compromised thus far.

-May- The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate re-unite after 80 years of schism.

-Poland and the Ukraine recruit 3 units to be placed in Reserve in response to growing fears of Russia, and believed Russian intervention in the 'Kiev Strike'. Additionally the Ukraine begins mobilizing 2 units.

-The highly regarded British think tank, Chatham House, describes the Iraqi government as largely powerless and irrelevant. It says that "military force in the form of surges cannot deliver the critical political accommodation."

-The British Military expands their Cyber Security capabilities, ensuring British interests in cyber space are protected.(Upgrade to CC Level 3 Complete). The British Cyber division also begins working with the German Army to form their own fully capable cyber division(upgrade to L3 CC).

-June- 2007 European heat wave: in the aftermath of Greece's worst heat wave in a century, at least 11 people are reported dead from heatstroke, approximately 200 wildfires break out nationwide, and the country's electricity grid nearly collapses due to record breaking demand.

-Mandatory Christian education classes in elementary schools in Norway are ruled in violation of Article 2 of the European human rights convention. So rules the European Court of Human Rights (at Strasbourg).

-Germany begins mobilizing 7 units of its reserve air force in response to aggressive Russian rhetoric.

-After Immigrants questioned the German governments new welfare program concerning demographics it has been made clear that immigrants, and children and grand children of immigrants will not benifit from the new program. The announcement draws harsh criticism within Germany from Center, and left aligned German citizens, and from various immigrant populations as well. The German far right, the NDP, states its favor for the move to implement the welfare reform. Those who do not favor the immigrant population also support the reform. Protests breakout in Berlin, Frankfurt and other major German cities. The Bundestag urges calm, and vows to halt the reform. Neo-Nazis and crowds of notably Turkish immigrants clash in Berlin, forcing the police to intervene. The Netherlands, Switzerland,Turkey and Poland chastise the German government for suggesting such a reform. Opinion polls of Angela Merkel dive over night.

-Russia works to establish a stronger Russian presence in the world economy by diversifying its exports, from that of oil. They show some promise in doing so.

-In Britain, Tony Blair steps down from his premiership. The UK awaits elections for its next Prime Minister.
Middle East
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The French carrier Charles de Gaulle, sits off the coast of the Levant as a message to Hezbollah and any power threatening UNIFIL forces.
-April- A series of attacks take place across Baghdad, Iraq, killing nearly 200 people.

- In response to increasing tensions and attacks on French UN troops, France recruits 3 new reserve units. Additionally Italy, Ghana, Belgium, Slovenia, Denmark and Portugal prepare to ready economic sanctions against Iran.

- Forty percent of irrigation water is going to growing the drug khat, widely used by Yemenis, with farmers receiving 20 times the return they would growing potatoes. Yemen is predominately Muslim, one of the poorest countries in the world and importing most of its food. Khat gives people who chew it a mild euphoria.

-War in Iraq: In Iraq's Green Zone a suicide bomber kills a member of parliament and wounds two dozen others. The group taking credit is reported to be an alliance of Sunni insurgents. They see those in government siding with foreign occupying forces as traitors.

-Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr announces that his cabinet members will leave the government in protest over the government's failure to support a timetable for a US military withdrawal. Sadr has had six ministers serving in the Iraqi government.

-In Eastern Turkey, three Christians employees of a publishing house that distributes Holy Bibles are attacked by five young men who slit their throat. Among the five is a note that states that they expect to die.

-War in Iraq: In Baghdad, 180 are killed by car bombs aimed at Shia . Prime Minister Maliki blames the bombings on "infidels and Sunni extremist vampires." He orders the arrest of the Iraqi army commander in charge of security in the bombed areas. In Iraq, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates meets Prime Minister Maliki and urges faster "political reconciliation."

- In support of Turkey's secularism, as many as one million people march through Istanbul. The foreign minister, Abdullah Gul, was the only candidate for president and elected on the 27th by parliament. Turkey's president traditionally defends the country's separation of state and religion. Mr. Gul's is widely feared because of what some believe is his hidden Islamic agenda.

-Israel reveals to the IAEA and the world that Iran is conducting an illegal nuclear enrichment program that is inteded to be weaponized into a nuclear arsenal. The information is based on the findings of Mossad agents who found alleged evidence Iran has aquired the materials need to build a nuclear program. Israel calls for an immediate IAEA investigation, stating that a nuclear Iran would destabilize the entire Middle East. Syria condemns the accusation of its ally as a Zionist trick to take the worlds attention off Israel, and its intent to encroach further into the Arab world.

-Israel expresses interest in the Valley of Peace initiative and offers commitment to the project to Japan and Jordan.

-Israel unilaterally condemns the actions of Hezbollah and Iran against UN forces in Lebanon and, in response, deploys 8 units - 5 around the Lebanese border, and 3 throughout Israel. The deployment of the IDF to the Lebanese boarder sparked an incident where Hezbollah has fired rockets on Israeli troops after claiming to have been fired upon by IDF snipers.

-The Iranian airforce beefs up its prescene in Syria by deploying 5 air units there. The increase of Iranian presence in Syria begins to push Italy, and countries agreeing to prepare sanctions, towards belieiving that it was in fact an Iranian drone that attacked UNIFIL forces in Lebanon.

-May- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East.

-More demonstrations in Istanbul. The election of Abdullah Gul as Turkey's new president is annulled by Turkey's Constitutional Court. In parliament, members of the secular political parties had boycotted the vote for president, and Gul failed to win majority support in parliament. In the city of Izmir, more than a million Turks crowd together in the streets, and boats join in off shore, to demonstrate support for their country's secularism.

- More than half of Iraq's parliament, its Council of Representatives – 144 members – are reported to have signed a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal from their country.

-In Syria, Bashar al-Assad is approved for a second seven-year term, following an election with no other candidate and an official result of 97.6% of the vote. In the year 2000 he also ran unopposed and won with 97 percent.

-Lebanon Conflict: Despite talks of a cease-fire, Fatah al-Islam militants commit to battling the Lebanese army at the outskirts a refugee camp in the North while Lebanese tanks and artillery continued shelling their positions in the camp. After some time the camp was totally surrounded by the Lebanese Army and more troops were coming in with tanks and APC's. Following this, the Lebanese Army repeatedly attacked Fatah al-Islam positions, eventually pushing them out of the camp.

-Fatah works to regain a foothold in Gaza, however not much ground is gained, and thier morale remains questionalbe after frequent defeats served by Hamas. Fatah still hangs on however.

-Israel invests heavily into the Port of Eilat, beginning to plan the construction of a massive communications hub in the desert to the north of the city.

-War in Iraq: Shi'a Insurgents in Iraq have reportedly shot down a few coalition AH-1 Cobras using 9K38 Igla's, as the heliciopters supported an Iraqi army push into the Shi'a controlled towns in the East of the country. The Iraqi's attacked half heartedly despite new US material support in the form of weapons and equipment. Expirience was gained however, but the Iraqi forces still have a long road ahead to becoming a formidable force.

-June- In Egypt, 52 have been arrested for hanging up posters with Islamic messages, which is unconstitutional in Egypt. The messages supported Islamist (Islamic Brotherhood) candidates in the June 11 elections.

-In Egypt it is official, candidates of the ruling party have won 69 of 71 contested seats on the Shura Council – the upper house of Egypt's parliament. Voting day included police blocking people from voting and the arrest of 400 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood won no seat and claims it has been cheated. The Shura Council has 264 members and the ruling party's Hosni Mubarak appoints 88 of the them.

-Anarchy continues in the Gaza Strip. Unemployment is at Great Depression levels. Gangsters operate freely. There is some starvation. The impulse to violence has gotten the people of Gaza nowhere, but it continues. Two rivals for power, Fatah and Hamas, are killing each other again. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas insurgents win the gun battles in the streets. What little power Fatah organizers had in the Gaza Strip has been wiped out. A bank employee, who happens to be a US citizen, tells the BBC that families have been "taking revenge" on each other. He is not a Hamas supporter but says that with Hamas ruling the streets everyone is safer. "People" he says, "have been told to hand in their weapons."

-Houthi Insurgency in Yemen: A ceasefire agreement was reached on 16 June. The rebel leaders agreed to lay down arms and go into exile in Qatar (by whom the agreement had been mediated), while the Yemeni government agreed to release rebel prisoners, help pay for reconstruction and assist with IDPs returning home.

-War in Iraq: On 3 June 2007, the Iraqi Parliament voted 85 to 59 to require the Iraqi government to consult with Parliament before requesting additional extensions of the UN Security Council Mandate for Coalition operations in Iraq.

-In Lebanon, UN investigators--escorted by UNIFIL--attempt to investigate the UCAV wreckage near the ruin of the destroyed UNIFIL convoy. As they were in the middle of collecting peices of the UCAV, they came under intense fire from Hezbollah fighters, and an unidentified group of men believed to be mercenaries. The small team of UN investigation forces were forced to retreat back north after a 30 minute gun battle. In the chaos Hezbollah fighters managed to capture 2 men, accused of being Israeli Mossad whom were taking cover a short distance away from the wreckage once the firefight broke out. Hezbollah fighters executed the men on the spot. Shortly after the firefight and execution, an air attack from French Dassault Rafale's, called in as air support by UNIFIL, decimated exposed Hezbollah fighters. The French naval carrier Charles De Gaulle, acting as their base.The Charles de Gaulle had been recently moved into the Levant in early June along with air defense destroyers. Hezbollah suffered the loss of a unit, but is able to quickly form another.

-UN investigators have deduced that the drone strike in Lebanon had to of originated out of Syria or Iran. Hezbollah has never been found, by UNIFIL or by IDF analysts to possess such weapons. In addition UN investigators believe that the build up of Iranian aircraft and defenses in Syria present another factor pointing towards Syrian, and Iranian guilt. As the month of June comes to a close, the specter of war presents itself over the Levant, haunting the lives of the people who live there, threatening to plunge the region into hell-fire.

-Information on Israels nuclear program is leaked through Wikileaks. Information concerning stockpiles and effective delivery devices makes its way to the public domain. The release of information gathered by an unknown party creates panic amongst Israeli weapons researchers and officials who frantically work to plug holes in system vulnerabilities.

North America & Caribbean
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US Cyber Division outpost hard at work.
-April- Gliese 581 c, a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet habitable for life, is discovered in the constellation Libra.

-A deadly EF5 tornado destroys much of Greensburg, Kansas.

-The New York Times editorializes: "... there is little sign that the Baghdad push is accomplishing its main purpose: to create an island of stability in which Sunni Arabs, Shiite Arabs and Kurds can try to figure out how to run the country together. There has been no visible move toward compromise on the main dividing issues, like regional autonomy and more power sharing between Shiites and Sunnis."

-May- The US has established a fully modern and capable cyber division that is able to utilize reasources gathered from various intelliigence agencies (upgrade to CC Level 3).

-President James Johnson asks Congress for a modest increase the US's Secret Service Budget which they approve.

-June- NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.

-About Iraq policy, the debate between the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) continues from January. Before the House Armed Services Committee, Dr. Anthony Cordesman for CSIS describes the Iraqi government as dysfunctional and that hopes placed in it by the Johnson administration to produce a favorable outcome for the war are misguided. Dr. Frederick Kagan of AEI, credited with having created the "surge" strategy, argues that the unexpected might happen in Iraq and therefore we cannot conclude that the surge strategy is not working. Also he claims that there is "every reason to be optimistic" about the outcome of the surge strategy.

-President James Johnson stands before Congress and testifies for the need to finish what was started in Iraq, speaking to congress on the issue that if the region were left to it's own devices with the regional governments being under siege by insurgents - the door will be opened to greater extremism that will pose a danger to US Security and Interests down the line. He asks for an increase in the military budget to be earmarked for training the Iraqi and Afghani Security and Military Forces and to provide them with modern US weapons and equipment to improve their ability to act apart from US forces, lessening the need for US troops down the line. President Johnson insisted that the surge strategy is working, but also insisted that the US must also look beyond the surge in order to have a safe and secure exit from the ongoing occupations down the line. Congress grants the additional funds necessary to train & better equip the Aghan and Iraqi Security forces.
Pacific
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Australian Air Force Badge
-April- The Australian navy begins development of an Aircraft carrier program, that will utilize technology already made available to them by the British Navy. (Upgrade to L2 ACC). The Australian Navy starts development of its own Amphibious Assault Ship program as well, also using technology already in place.(Upgrade to L2 AAS).

-May- Australia begins forming 2 new air units of the jointly created VTOL, designated the Lyrebird FRS1, which is similar to the British harrier in many respects.
South America
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, acting as mediator between Colombian governemt and the FARC.
-May- In Bolivia, common indigenous people speak of institutions that were closed to them now having open doors, because, they say, of President Morales, whom they describe as "one of us." Some among Bolivia's upper or middle classes are complaining that Morales is drifting toward totalitarianism and is in tune with the anti-Americanism of his friend, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

-Internal Conflict in Peru: On the 27th anniversary of the Shining Path's first attack against the Peruvian state, a homemade bomb in a backpack was set off in a market in the southern Peruvian city of Juliaca, killing six and wounding 48. Because of the timing of the attack the Shining Path is suspected by the Peruvian authorities of holding responsibility.

-June- Colombian Conflict: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba were acting as authorized mediators in the ongoing Humanitarian Exchange between the FARC and the government of Colombia. Colombian President Álvaro Uribe had given Chávez permission to mediate, under the conditions that all meetings with the FARC would take place in Venezuela and that Chávez would not contact members of the Colombian military directly, but instead go through proper diplomatic channels.
Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:12/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 5 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [6 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 4 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010).
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +299
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +173 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -55 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (90 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-3, VTOL-1(L2 Q3 2007), RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2007), PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3(Q2 2008),
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008),SU(Q1 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +263
Deficit: -2573
Credit Income: +121 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +26 Caspian oil,; -151 deficit, -60 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q2 2009), MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1(L2 Q1 2008), PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- MD(L1 Q1 2008),HD(L1 Q2 2009),LRSB(Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +286
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +244 [+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+10 Zambian Copper,+8 Sudanese Oil,+10 Zimbawean Platinum,+12 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+9 Angolan Oil,+4 Iranian oil,+4 Burmese Precious Minerals; -72 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-United Kingdom-
Leader: Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (Oligarchy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderately high
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3(L4 Q1 2009), UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3(L4 Q4 2008),APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2(L3 Q4 2008); ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-3,SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +261
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +118 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
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-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/10 (15 Reserve) -10;
Air Units: 0/3 (Mobilize 7 Q3 2007) -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q3 2008), RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q4 2008), MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2(L3 Q3 2008), SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2007), SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-1(L2 Q2 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007),ADL(L1 Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +262
Deficit: -657
Credit Income: +154 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; -38 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 2/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd]
Air Units: 0/8 (4 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 3/8 -8; [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-2, , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-KnT(Level 1 Q3 2007), BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDFN Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS (Q3 2007)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +297
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +169 [+20 Saudi Oil; +18 Taiwanese Machinery,+12 Taiwanese Electronics, +22 South Korean Iron, +20 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +17 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+17 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+9 Australian Uranium,+10 Japanese Vehicles,+6 Ryuku Rare Earth Minerals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines






-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [1 Iraq]
Air Units: 1/2 (5 Reserve) -2; [1 Singapore]
Naval Units: 2/3 -3; (2 Complete Q4 2007) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008), DROPBEAR(Q2 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +220
Deficit: -249
Credit Income: +104 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +25 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals,+6 SKorean Electronics; -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 1/18 (17 Reserves) -18; [1 Syrian-Iran AA Defense in Syria]
Air Units: 5/8 (1 Reserve) -8; [5 Syria]
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +211
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (6 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad]
Naval Units: 2/4 -4 (1 Q3 2007) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret- ITER(L1 Q3 2007)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +247
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +94 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics,+10 Chadian Oil; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (Huojin)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/4 -4 (1 Q4 2007)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008), PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +229
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +112 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals, +6 Indian Electronics; -31 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1






-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/8 -8 (1 Liancourt Rocks)
Air Units: 1/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks)
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 (2 Q1 2008) (1 Liancourt Rocks)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-3, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L4 Q4 2007), SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +207
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +99 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +8 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+21 American Machinery,+10 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa





-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (Luftwafer)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (23 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-AB(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +42
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +61 [+14 DPRK Iron, +14 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+17 Chinese Agriculture; -6 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:


-Turkey-
Leader: Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3,VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-2, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses:Pre-2006 Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +257
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +78 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +20 German Machinery, +19 Russian Oil, +11 US Steel, +5 British Vehicles, +8 French Pharmaceuticals; -17 deficit)
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2
Vacant Playable Nation Stats:
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-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT)
Popularity:
Military Units: 0/10 (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +255 credits
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:


-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 10/16 (13 Reserve) -16; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q3 2007), SEC-2
Specific/Secret-NM(Q4 2008),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +214
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +76 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals,+12 Med. Sea Natural Gas; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1




-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (VACANT)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/8 -8;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +204
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +69 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel,+9 Australian Rare Earth Metal; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:
Metal Gear BoP-GM
1936 BoP-Nazi Germany
1971 BoP-France

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Re: World News

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NPC Stats:
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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War, Central African Bush War
==
Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1
==
Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 1
==
United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 1/7 [1 Dem.Rep Congo]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Kivu conflict


-Ethiopia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/US
Military Units: 2/5 [1 Somalia, 1 Ethiopia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Somali Civil War
==

-Gindra-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/US
Military Units: 1/5 (1 Gindra)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Gindran Civil war
==

-Nigeria-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/France
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Conflict in Niger Delta
==
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)
Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force


-Somalia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Ethiopia/Ethiopian
Military Units: 1/1 [1 Somalia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Somali Civil War
==
Islamic Courts Union(ICU)
Sphere: Al Qaeda
Ideology: Islamic Theocracy
Units: 0




-Sudan-
Government: Dominant-party federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Iran
Military Units: 4/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur
==
Sudan Revolutionary Front(SRF)
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2




-Zambia-
Government: Unitary Presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==



Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/4 [2 Pakistani Boarder]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==
Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1

-Bangladesh-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: India/Indian
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Laos-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/6
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
==
Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
==
New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1


-Thailand-
Government: Constitutional monarchy under military junta
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/7
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: State of emergency, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa


-Vietnam-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/16 (130 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/5
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:





Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Czech Republic-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==

-Estonia-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==




-Italy-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/7 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==

-Latvia-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1 (3 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan


-Lithuania-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan



-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (3 Reserves) (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
==


-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Spain-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (2 Mobilizing Q3 2007) (9 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
==
Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 0


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
==
Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==


-Turkey-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/NATO
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2

-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 2/17 (36 Reserves) [2 Yemen]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Houthi Insurgency in Yemen





Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Indonesia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Singapore-
Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/3 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/6
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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News:
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen (Ceasfire)
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War (Negotiated Peace)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War (Peace Accord)
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Mexican Drug War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
Tuareg rebellion
2007 Lebanon conflict




United Nations
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IAEA Head Quarters
-July- Jean-Marie Guehenno, United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, states that forces under Laurent Nkunda are the single most serious threat to stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nkunda is an ambitious breakaway general from the DRC army. He has been indicted for war crimes and is under investigation by the International Criminal Court. He reneged on a promise to abide by general elections in the DRC in November 2006.

-Iran calls upon the IAEA in a UNGA meeting for an investigation into the existence of an Israeli nuclear weapons program. The belief that Israel holds nuclear weapons has been around since the cold war, however the Israeli government has always been ambiguous when it comes to its supposed existence. The Iranian request comes at a time when, it to, has been accused of forming a nuclear weapons program of its own. The Russian Federation has sympathized with Iran's request, and poses various questions to the Israeli government. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert feels that the Russian sympathies with Iran have weakened Israels own ties to Russia. Additionally Turkey has suggested both nations open up to investigative authorities, and face the consequences if need be. So far there has been no formal request by the IAEA to investigate Israeli energy programs.

-In response to an official IAEA request however, Iran has remained defiant despite the urging of China, Russia and Britain. Iran has not opened its program to the IAEA investigative team that landed in Tehran.

-August- It appears that the UN General secretary is preparing a vote on UNSC reforms slated for the beginning of 2008. Brazil, Japan, and India have been suggested by a number of parties as possible new permanent members to the UNSC.

-In Lebanon, Japan accuses Iran and Syria of making an effort to provoke regional war in the Levant, and states that Japanese government will stand against any seeking to harm UNIFIL, or the fragile peace in the region.



-September- After negotiations occurred between Germany and Russia, Angela Merkel has elected to de-mobilize its new air units in a effort to relive tensions between Germany and the Russian Federation.

Africa
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French troops on patrol in Southern Chad.
-July- Five Bulgarian nurses were released from Libyan prison after eight and a half years spent behind the bars in Benghazi and Tripoli. The release marked the end of the famous HIV trial in Libya, known also as "Bulgarian nurses affair".

-President Hu Jintao of China embarks on state visits to Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Mozambique, re-affirming China's economic commitment through the Chinese African Development bank. The Chinese promise larger investment funds that will be put aside for China's African partners. China's growing influence in Africa, and in its acquisition of raw materials are projected to aid the third largest economy in the world grow ever faster. In Ghana, President Hu Jintao has approached the Ghanaian government over exclusive rights to the newly discovered oil in the country. In response Ghana has offered China highly favorable contracts, that give China rights drill vast amounts of the land with oil, but a small percentage is left to other bidders.

- It is being said that a cause of the conflict in Darfur is drought, desertification and competition for water resources. Today the BBC reports that a huge underground lake has been discovered in Darfur. According to University of Boston researchers, reports the BBC, "some 1,000 wells will be drilled in the region, with the agreement of Sudan's government."

-Kivu Conflict: The UN peacekeeping head Jean-Marie Guehenno stated, "Mr Nkunda's forces are the single most serious threat to stability in the DR Congo".

-Zimbabwe's economy is not working. Zimbabwe has the world's highest inflation rate, reported by the BBC to be at 3,700% (per year). President Mugabe has imposed price controls. Business people are being arrested for violating those controls, and producers are not producing because they are being asked to do so for less money than the cost of production.

-The BBC reports that as life becomes increasingly hard as many Algerians are turning to a "stricter form of Islam," while not supporting Islamist militants, whom they blame for having traumatized the population. Those militants, according to the BBC, this year have renamed themselves "al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb."

-First Ivorian Civil War: On 21 July 2007 the UNOCI suspended a Moroccan peacekeeping unit in Ivory Coast following an investigation into allegations of widespread sexual abuse committed by UN peacekeepers in the nation.

-War in Northwest Pakistan- On 3 July 2007, the militant supporters of Lal Masjid and the Pakistan police clashed in Islamabad after the students from the mosque attacked and stoned the nearby MoE secretariat. Their resultant face off with the military escalated, despite the intervention of then-ruling PML(Q) leaders Shuja'at Hussain and Ijaz-ul-Haq. The Pakistan police, aided by the Pakistan Army Rangers immediately put up a siege around the mosque complex which lasted until 11 July and resulted in 108 deaths. This represented the main catalyst for the conflict and eventual breakdown of the truce that existed between Pakistan and the Taliban groups. Already during the siege, there were several attacks in Waziristan in retaliation for the siege. As the siege in Islamabad ensued, several attacks on Pakistan army troops in Waziristan were reported. First attack was reported on 14 July 2007 when a suicide bomber attacked a Pakistan Army convoy killing 25 soldiers and wounding 54. Second attack was on 15 July 2007, two suicide bombers attacked another Pakistan Army convoy killing 16 soldiers and 5 civilians and wounding another 47 people. And in a separate incident, a fourth suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters killing 28 police officers and recruits and wounding 35 people. The assault on the Red Mosque prompted Islamic militants along the border with Afghanistan to scrap the controversial Waziristan Accord with Musharraf.

-War in Northwest Pakistan: Under pressure, Musharraf moved the army in large concentration of troops into Waziristan and engaged in fierce clashes with militants in which at least 100 militants were killed including wanted terrorist and former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Abdullah Mehsud. The militants also struck back by attacking Army convoys, security check points and sending suicide bombers killing dozens of soldiers and police and over 100 civilians. In one month of fighting during the period from 24 July to 24 August 2007, 250 militants and 60 soldiers were killed.

-August- In Kabwe, Zambia, the city's biggest employer, a textile factory, has closed, unable to compete with Chinese imports. Some complain of an old trading relationship: manufactured goods in, raw materials out.

-After President Museveni of Uganda, complained of the west closing Ugandan access to western markets, the Chinese government mad overtures during its state visit to Africa. A deal concerning Chinese aid in excavating Cobalt was reached. The long dormant Kilembe Mines are being re-opened, an Ugandans put back to work thanks to Chinese investments. In order to speed export of Ugandas Cobalt China managed to facilitate a transportation contract between Uganda and Tanzania in order to make use of Tanzanian ports. China has also elected to invest in Tanzanian Uranium mines ,expanding on what is becoming a resource of much wealth for Tanzania.

-President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya refuses to sign into law a bill that would allow courts to force reporters to reveal their sources.

-In Sierra Leone an effort at honest elections by a new elections commission, headed by a former nun and head teacher, produces a defeat for the ruling party and a victory for Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Party. People were enthusiastic for democracy, the election and change.

-Along with the PRC's economic interests in Africa, President Hu Jintao approves weapons deals concerning the sale of Chinese J-10's to Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Angola. The sale of the fighters to Zimbabwe and Sudan upset some member so the EU, who have elected to enact sanctions against President Mugabe's administration in Zimbabwe.

-Central African Republic bush War: Miskine was appointed as a presidential adviser. Miskine rejected the appointment, saying that the government had violated the Syrte agreement, in particular that it would fail to protect him from prosecution by the International Criminal Court. The Court had started investigating numerous war crimes that allegedly occurred during Bozize's 2002-03 coup attempt against the Patasse government, in which Miskine had been a top aide.

-Tuareg Rebellion: On 24 August 2007 Niger's president Mamadou Tandja declared a state of alert in the Agadez Region, giving the security forces extra powers to fight the insurgency. This marks only the third such declaration in the history of the Republic. It was unclear by late September whether the violence had lessened in northern Niger as a result of negotiations with the MNJ, or whether new violence was simply being effectively suppressed. Organisations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists reported the arrest without trial of over 100 northerners in the wake of the declaration, including those who tried to lead a peace march in Agadez. In July, the only daily paper in Agadez was shut down by the government for publishing news of the rebellion, and Bamako based journalists have been similarly threatened. Domestic human rights groups claim there has been an effort to keep foreign journalists from reporting on the crisis in Niger, and this could account for the seeming shift of rebel violence to Mali.

-September- Kivu Conflict: Nkunda's forces have a small DRC force under siege in Masisi, and MONUC helicopters were ferrying government soldiers to relieve the town. Scores of men were reported killed, and another major conflict was in progress.

-Chadian Civil War: 1 French unit patrols key points throughout Chad focusing on protecting oil facilities from potential Janjaweed attack. 2 other French Army units take the fight to RaDF units. The 2 French units have the support of bombers in the French air force in case they meet stiff resistance. French Special forces carry out recon for the bombers, and focus on targets of opportunity. The RaFD withdraws closer to the Chadian-Gindra boarder in the face of French forces.

Kivu Conflict: After the government FARDC forces claimed they had used an Mi-24 helicopter gunship to kill 80 of Nkunda's rebels, Nkunda called on the government to return to a peace process. "It's the government side who have broken the peace process. We are asking the government to get back on the peace process, because it is the real way to resolve the Congolese problem", he said In September, Nkunda's men "raided ten secondary schools and four primary schools where they took the children by force in order to make them join their ranks." According to United Nations officials, girls were taken as sex slaves, boys were used as fighters, in violation of international law. Following the date of the UN report, thousands more Congolese fled their homes for displaced persons camps.

-On 2 September 2007, just a few dozen militants led by Baitullah Mehsud managed to ambush a 17-vehicle army convoy and captured an estimated 247 soldiers without a shot being fired, an event that shocked the nation. Several officers were among the captured, the public criticism grew hard on Musharraf.

-War in Northwest Pakistan: After the army returned to Waziristan, they garrisoned the areas and set up check-points, but the militants hit hard. In mid-September, the TTP and other forces attacked a number of Pakistan army outposts all across North and South Waziristan. This resulted in some of the heaviest fighting of the war. Following the Lal Masjid Siege, the first outpost was attacked and overrun by the militants resulting in the capture of 12 Pakistani soldiers. The next day on 13 September 2007, a suicide bomber in Tarbela Ghazi attacked a Pakistan army base, destroying the main mess hall and killing 20 members of the SSG Karrar Commando Unit; Pakistan's most elite army unit. A series of attacks ensued and by 20 September 2007, a total of five Pakistan Army military outposts had been overrun and more than 25 soldiers captured. More than 65 soldiers were either killed or captured and almost 100 wounded. A little over two weeks later, the Army responded with helicopter gunships and ground troops. They hit militant positions near the town of Mir Ali. In heavy fighting over four days, 257 people were killed, including 175 militants, 47 soldiers and 35 civilians.

-War in Northwest Pakistan: On 3 September 2007, the two coordinated suicide bombers targeted an ISI bus and a line of cars carrying ISI officers. The bus attack killed a large number of Defence Ministry workers and the other attack killed an Army colonel. In all 31 people, 19 soldiers and 12 civilians, were killed.

-In Kenya, Chinese mining companies secure contracts regarding the excavation of Diatomite. To the South in Mozambique, China continues to secure deals concerning raw materials. Locals in Mozambique do the logging and export them directly to China, increasingly they ignore local regulations that forbid doing so.

-Following his state visits to Angola,Kenya,Mozambique,Uganda,Ghana and Tanzania President Hu Jintao proposes an enticing debt relief package that would forgive these African nations 1/4 of the accumulated debt to China. Despite Chinese leaders’ claim that China’s assistance to Africa is totally selfless and altruistic, the reality is far more complex. Western analysts suggest that debt forgiveness will come at a price that is not entirely upfront. Analysts predict the cost of debt forgiveness could take shape in the form of exclusive rights to Chinese companies in these African nations, or act as a basis for which military basis could be established. Either way many western sources complain of the China's lack of transparency in the matter.

Asia
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Tatmadaw troops forcing civilians to sprint across mine fields, or be executed.
-July- The Chinese Air force unveils the Xian H-6M, a strategic Cruise missile carrier, fitted with terrain-following system and four under-wing hard points for weapons carriage. The resumption of production marks renewed strategic bombing capability n the PLAAF (LRSB=Secret SB L3 upgrade completed).

-The South Korean government announced the beginnings of a research program aimed at developing Infantry Powered Combat Armor. The IPCA suits will share some functions as those created by Tokugawa Heavy Industries. However they will be geared more toward regular infantry needs, versus the stealthy capabilities given to the man refereed to as 'Cyborg Ninja', who was involved in the Shadow Moses Incident. The first form these combat exoskeletons will take are that of basic battery powered exoskeletons derived from Lockheed Martin's HULC program (Research SKIPCA L1).

-The South Korean military also joins a joint research initiative with Australia on its Corvus project. KAI will work with BAE Systems Australia and other Australian firms on the Raven UGR1, a low observable VTOL drone able to operate from short and unimproved runways. (Joint upgrade tl L3 UCAV).

-Insurgency in the Philippines: Japanese support to Filipino Army operations continue in the Phillipines. Japanese special forces operations focus on capturing rebel leaders in order to reduce the organisation of rebel groups. Outside of Davao city on Mindanao, Filipino & Japanese forces mangae to seize a handful of rebel captains after a breif firefight.

-In China, Zheng Xiaoyu is executed. He was convicted of taking bribes to approve medicines that killed an unknown number of people. It is considered unlikely that the US Congress will pass a law creating such punishment as a deterrent for similar behavior by US Food and Drug Administration officials.

- In Nepal, Sajani Shakya, the ten-year-old worshiped by Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists as a goddess, has disturbed temple elders. But they decide not to take away her status. This is because after having returned from the United States she is willing to undergo a cleansing ceremony.

-In eastern Shandong Province, officials are giving up hope of saving 181 miners trapped in a mine flooded during "unprecedented" rains.

-After experiencing numerous violations of the One-Child policy, The Chinese government offers relief by presenting a Two- child policy in hopes that the Government will acquire an accurate count of its growing population. The move is met with approval among many young Chinese, older Chinese citizens grumble, and future effects on Chinese overpopulation are predicted to become increasingly dire if sustainment for a growing population cannot be met. In an effort to increase sustainment, the Chinese government expanded welfare programs in hopes they will be able to support the new 'Two-Child Policy'.

-The Japanese Diet passed a bipartisan, non-binding resolution calling upon the government to recognize the Ainu people as indigenous to Japan, and urging an end to discrimination against the group. The resolution recognized the Ainu people as "an indigenous people with a distinct language, religion and culture". The government immediately followed with a statement acknowledging its recognition, stating, "The government would like to solemnly accept the historical fact that many Ainu were discriminated against and forced into poverty with the advancement of modernization, despite being legally equal to (Japanese) people."

-Napalese Civil War: In July 2007, the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction proposed legislation that would establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Nepal.

-China begins fortifying its coastal defenses, and President Hu Jintao issues an official warning to Taiwan that "if military buildup does not cease, China will institute economic sanctions against Taiwan and begin taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens 'who live on the Taiwan Strait'." Following the warning President Jintao gives the following explanation;
"China has done nothing to warrant the criticism it has received from many parties. Somehow, the world has fallen prey to the lies spread around by various powers. Despite having ample reason to do so, China has not once expanded its military within the last few years. Despite the shadow Moses incident, aggressive Japanese international posturing, evidence of an Iranian nuclear program, the troubles of Eastern Europe, the armament of many nations within Asia for no discernible reason and of course the tensions being raised on the Korean Peninsula - we have not *once* felt that enlarging our military would solve any problems. Why, then, is there an arms race being started in Asia? Why, then, is China being directed as some sort of aggressor, despite engaging in an unprecedented amount of cooperation with foreign countries - most notably within Africa? China will not be used as a scapegoat and justification for a mass military buildup. With the re-establishment of friendly relations with Japan, China will once again take the opportunity to denounce the arms race ongoing in Asia."
-In Taiwan, further corruption concerning President Chen Shui-bian is leaked into the public domain, adding fuel to the protests already going on there. Opposition pan-blue camp lawmakers initiated a recall motion that would allow the voters to remove Chen from power via a public referendum. On July 20, President Chen addressed the nation by television, denying any involvement of the first family or himself (other than his son-in-law) in any of the alleged scandals, or "directly" accepting the department's gift certificates. Of 221 lawmakers in the Legislature, all 119 pan-blue and independent legislators voted in favor of the measure and were able to secure a two-thirds majority needed to pass the motion. Vice President Annette Lu will act as Taiwan's president until the elections scheduled for Q1 2008 in which she has also announced she will be a contender. Lu is noted for being more pro-independence than President Chen, often putting the two at odds. Her confrontational remarks have led state newspapers in mainland China to accuse her of provoking "animosity between the people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits". PRC state media has also labeled Lu as "insane" and a "scum of the earth". It has also accused it of being a corrupt, democratic mess that has resulted in the fall of quality of life for it's people.

-With the upcoming summer programme for students across Asia being hosted in Japan for the first time ,funding is put in place to make sure that the first summer of the programme goes off without a hitch, it proves successful in bringing in Asian students eager to experience Japan.

-After student riots in Zengzhou Chinese police are dispatched to find and arrest the instigators of the riots. However none are ever found, and of the 5 students arrested during the riot, none claim to know any particular instigators.

-August- War in Afghanistan: On 16 August, eight civilians including a pregnant woman and a baby died when Polish soldiers shelled the village of Nangar Khel, Paktika Province. Seven soldiers have been charged with war crimes.

-The South Korean government puts forth a proposal to all global PMCs for a one-year trial contract to defend the demilitarized zone. The goal is to decrease tensions with the North as the PMC's will be less emotionally invested in the DMZ situation. Awarding the security contracts will also free up various South Korean Army units. The contracted PMC's are required to observe all formalities of conflict including the Geneva Conventions and any other laws regarding combat that the Republic of Korea recognizes or is party to. Upon successful trial period, future contracts may be awarded to PMC's. The American PMC Raven Sword , and British PMC Praying Mantis both take up the offer and deploy 2 units each along the Korean DMZ.

-A new film festival is announced in Japan, held in August at Nara, Japan's oldest and most beautiful city. The Nara Film Festival is a celebration of the culture of Asia, not just Japan, in the same way Cannes and Venice celebrate the culture of the West, rather than France or Italy specifically. Sony's prototype invention of "subtitle glasses" that can be worn to show subtitles on any film, with good translations are prepared for all entrants. Filmmakers are invited from all Asian nations to submit their best films.

-A final push from Prime Minister Tanigaki pushes reform for full employment and ensuring every household has an income. The reforms encourages growing favorable opinion of the new PM.

-September- The SELENE spacecraft launches. JAXA has called the mission, "the largest lunar mission since the Apollo program."

-As a pilot programme, money is set aside by the Japanese state to invest into new and dynamic startup businesses, with prospective investors pitching their ideas to a picked committee of state business leaders. The investments are given out of this fund to new and upcoming Japanese businesses, but on the condition of 50% state ownership of the resulting company, including 50% ownership of shares if one of these start-ups goes public. This is part of Tanigaki's push for dynamism in the economy.

-President Lu of Taiwan is indicted on charges of corruption by the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Taiwan. Lu faces charges of embezzlement and of using false receipts to write-off expenses totaling over US$165,000 from a special governmental account. Shih Ming-teh's anti-corruption protests continue to grow numbering anywhere between 200,000 and 300,000 people.

-A fully modern Indian Cyber Division is formed to confront the growing threats of cyber warfare presenting itself throughout the world (L3 CC completed).

-One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Phuket, Thailand, killing 89 passengers and crew.

- For years military rule in Burma has been violating human rights. Now that the regime has increased gasoline prices, massive anti-government demonstrations are in the streets. Demonstrators include a group of at least 2,000 Buddhist monks in their sixth day of protest in Rangoon, and monks across the country, protesting human rights violations as well. The military regime has had close ties with senior Buddhist clergy.

- Pakistan's former prime minister, Madam Benazir Bhutto, says she wants to turn around Pakistan's economy, clean up its city streets, address the energy issue and advance education. She wants to encourage moderation and discourage extremism. She plans to return to Pakistan on October 18.

-The world watches as army brutalities are committed in Burma, wondering what will happen in the coming weeks. Will a colonel or such lead a rebellion from within Burma's military? Will the conceit that has been drilled into the minds of common soldiers hold? Signs or desertions from the ranks are not appearing.

-Even with relations strained, Chinese citizens continue traveling to Taiwan as neither country has forbade travel pertaining to business or pleasure.
Europe
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Pro-Russian protesters before clashes with Ukranianian police.

-July- After his resignation, Prime Minister Tony Blair is succeeded by John Prescott as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, beating out Gordon Brown by a slim margin after his sunrise candidacy. In the past Prescott stated he was doubtful about the legality, intelligence and information about Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction, however it appears that he will be continuing British Operations regardless in Iraq and Afghanistan as the British Army has obtained no changing orders in the region.

-Nicolas Sarkozy is elected as the new French President, replacing Jacques Chirac. The word waits to see what sort of regime President Sarkozy will be running in the face of growing tension in the Middle East.

-The Russian Federation pays of a small portion of its deficit. The Russian military also begins building 4 metal gear units. 2 Likho Class Metal Gears, and 2 Zmey Class Metal Gears. Their completion would put Russia in the lead for Metal Gear production. Western analysts foresee their testing ground being Chechneya.

-A Joint Cyber defense and capability research program has begun between France, Australia and Japan. Its aim is to create a cyber program on the cutting edge (Joint research L4 CC).

-100 Credits to Produce 2 units of Zmey Class Metal Gears

-Britain's Royal Society has published a study that concludes that on the Atlantic Ocean hurricanes doubled in frequency in the last century as a result of warmer water surfaces and climate change.

-Shortly after the outbreak of pro-Russian protests in Crimea, the Ukrainian government has ordered an increased Militsiya presence in the region to disperse protesters, peacefully if possible.

-After recently establishing government control over GAZPROM a couple years back, Vladamir Putin has decided to turn around and sell shares of the government held stock to EU nations should they be interested. The move has been carried out in the interest of assuring access for dependent nations, this is of course at Russia's expense, as energy represents Russia's main card to play against Europe. European share buyers are expected to line up.



-August- The French global bank BNP Paribas in the United Kingdom blocks withdrawals from three hedge funds heavily committed in sub-prime mortgages, signaling the potential for a global financial crisis in the future.

-Britian invests in expanding the Northern Powerhouse initiative, and the Midlands Engine program to boost the economy of the United Kingdom. Construction of new housing and infrastructure improvements become a focus of the programs. The UK also invests more into expanding the use of the North Sea oil reserves off the coast of Scotland, however the reserves are past their peak output capacity, and many officials see further expansion as a waste of money.

-The Russian navy begins building a unit.

-With an evolving focus on green energy, the French government commissions new wind farms, solar panel fields and nuclear power plants. The goal of the massive program is undertaken to ensure France’s energy requirements will be met by completely sustainable energy sources.

-Germany, Japan and France reportedly complete a joint project concerning a Fusion Reactor program. All three countries have contributed researchers and scientists culminating in a successful newly established program that is ready to carry on forward (ITER L1 complete).

-France activates 1 new naval unit, which no awaits orders.

-The Russian Federation and Belarus strike a deal in which T-90's and Mi-28 Havocs will be supplied to the Belorussian Army, bolstering the fighting force (Upgrade to L3 MBT, and L3 RWA).

-Russia's state media director has complained that BBC broadcasts in Russia are propaganda because the BBC is state owned. Pressure from the Russian government is ending FM broadcasts of BBC programs from within Russia. The BBC will still reach the Russians through the internet and shortwave frequencies.

-September- The Russian Air Force completes its retrofitting program of its Yakovlev Yak-38's, providing reliable VTOL aircraft to the Russian air force that can be carried around the world on smaller platformed ships (Completed L2 VTOL).

-President Vladamir Putin has announced he'd be making better efforts to battle corruption in Mosocow, however most Russian citizens expect little to change in their political landscape

Middle East
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HMS Illustrious on its way to Cyprus and the Levant.

-July- What is being called the Amirli bombing, kills 156 people and injures 255 in a market in the town of Amirli, Iraq. The suicide bomb targeted Shi'a turkmen residents of the town.

-The Iranian Air Force has seen fit to withdraw its air units from Syria. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cites that they have accomplished their goal of ensuring the safety of the Iranian AA defenses stationed in Syria. European Union analysts suspect the withdrawal was carried out in the face of looming European sanctions.

-The Royal Navy dispatches a naval unit with the HMS Illustrious at its head to Cyprus. It is to operate throughout the Levant and Arabian Sea to protect British interests in the Middle East. Both the HMS illustrious naval unit, and he HMS Ocean naval unit make use of Diego Garcia to re-fuel and re-supply as well.

-The JNDFAF deploys an F-15J Kai unit over the Levant to cover UNIFIL operations. They join the Navy's VTOL fighters that already patrol over the area. No hostile air units have been engaged. The Japanese military states it will co-operate fully with UN allies and their command structure in any conflict that presents itself.

-Israel establishes a modern professional cyber division with some of the most gifted people Israeli Intelligence could find.

-Since Hamas has taken over in Gaza, people there feel safer and are in the streets more. Hamas wants to demonstrate that it can deliver law and order and in Gaza it forces members of the Dughmush clan to release the British journalist, Alan Johnston, after 16 weeks of captivity.

-Hamas creates more order in Gaza. It rescues a lion stolen two years ago when she was a cub. Clan members were charging people to have their pictures taken with the animal, and they did not take care of her properly. Hamas has returned her to the Gaza Zoo, and the lion's brother recognized her instantly and is happy she is back.

-In the US, Sunday talk shows discuss an apparent contradiction regarding Iraq. Almost everybody, including generals, have said that the war there is to be settled politically. The Johnson administration is hoping that military action will give the Malaki government more time, but expert analysts, including the head of the CIA, describe the Malaki government as hopelessly dysfunctional. The world will be watching.

-In Turkey those who see the country's secularism as threatened appear to be a minority as Prime Minister Erdogan wins a stunning election victory. But moderation dominates, with the prime minister as well, although his wife wears a head scarf, which has created a stir. A more extreme Muslim political party receives less than 3 percent of the vote.

-In Iran reports of Iranian energy infrastructure suffering from a virus circulate. Government systems have also come under siege, and have proven susceptal to foreign hacks.

-The Turkish government elects to pay off it's deficit in full to prevent it from taking, what was predicted to be a growing toll on the economy.

- Rather than vacation in violent Lebanon or religiously strict Saudi Arabia or Libya, more Middle East people are flocking to Cairo, Egypt, where they enjoy the food, well known movies, drink the locally brewed Stella beer and, some in Egypt complain, use Cairo as their sin city.

-August- Multiple suicide bombings kill 572 people in Qahtaniya, northern Iraq. The Iraqi President blames Sunni insurgents, citing long standing hatred of the Yazidis who were victims of the attack.

-The Turkish military signs a weapons technology deal with its NATO ally, France. The French will be assisting the Turks in the aquistion,production, and operation of new Static Artillery programs. The assiatnace is predicted to aid in the speed of the program. (French assistance in SA 2 upgrades)

-The Kingdom of Jordan successfully completes public elections for council seats in the country's municipalities, positions previously held by persons appointed by the king.

-Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq meets again with Iranian officials amid possible future declarations of friendship and help from Iran. Prime Minister Maliki is believed to have desires toward closer ties with Iran, and possibly seeks to lessen coalition presence in Iraq, despite the Iraqi Security Forces not being up to 'par', according to Western military analysts.

-The Turkish military adds 5 units to its reserve force in response to the volatile situation forming on its doorstep in Syria. Arab nations wait to hear Turkeys public position on the situation in the Middle East, as Turkey has always acted as an important 'bridge' between West and Middle East relations.

- In an article for Reuters news service, Abigail Hauslohner descibes Sudanese in Cairo, Egypt, "living in gang-dominated neighborhoods" and feeling "forced to choose between one gang or another." She focuses on a 21-year old gang member, "Marc," who "loves rap music and has 'Los Angeles' scrawled in black ink across his forearm."

-Iraq War: 2 American units in Iraq are re-stationed at the Iranian boarder. Their objective being to stem the flow of implicated Iranian weapons into Iraq in an effort to cut increasing power of the Shi'a militias. Following these units are 2 Air units which are sent with them as well. In the Persian Gulf 2 more American fleets arive from the Pacific as a notable show of force in the region. America seems to be sending a clear message to Iran that it will not tolerate Iranian meddling in the region

-American occupying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan continue working with the local governments to provide security and train the growing Iraqi and Afghan armies.

-September- Iraq War: Entire neighborhoods in Baghdad were ethnically cleansed by Shia and Sunni militias and sectarian violence has broken out in every Iraqi city where there is a mixed population. Investigative reporter Bob Woodward cites U.S. government sources according to which the U.S. "surge" was not the primary reason for the drop in violence in 2007–08. Instead, according to that view, the reduction of violence was due to newer covert techniques by U.S. military and intelligence officials to find, target and kill insurgents, including working closely with former insurgents.

-Iraq War: British troops withdraw from the city of Basra to a location outside the city. The intention of the Brits is to force Iraqis in Basra to stop sitting back and letting the Brits do their police work. Some in Basra do not want to see the Brits leave. Many others are uncomfortable with the presence of foreign troops and cheer.

-US Army Gen. David H. Petraeus describes military progress in reducing violence in Iraq and includes his proposal to remove troops in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summer which has yet to be agreed to by President Johnson.

- A poll commissioned by ABC News, the BBC and NHK (Japan) is published that asked Iraqis whether the increased number of US forces in the past six months "has made it better, worse, or had no effect in the area where the surge forces were sent, in the place of reconstruction and economic development." The results for each of these questions is between 60 and 70 percent that it has been worse. The highest percentage for improvement is 18 percent. Nearly 2,000 Iraqis were polled, and nearly 60 percent of them describe attacks against US forces as justified.

-Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki takes credit for stopping Iraq's slide into civil war. He says that violence has fallen 75 percent in Baghdad and Anbar and that 14,000 militants linked to al-Qaeda have renounced violence.

-Al Jazeera reports that an Egyptian court has sentenced four newspaper editors to one year in prison with labor for defaming President Mubarak and his son, and it reports that human rights groups accuse Egypt's government of "cracking down on other forms of expression, such as political blogs."

-The purism and terrorism of al-Qaeda in Iraq is increasing its political isolation. It is two days since al-Qaeda assassinated the Sunni tribal coalition leader in Anbar, Abdul Sattar Abu Risha. Today the leader of the Shammar tribe around the city of Mosul, Fawwaz al-Jarba, says that local Sunni Arab tribes have joined Kurdish, Christian and Yazidi groups in a new front against al-Qaeda. The alliance, he added, would work directly with the Iraqi government, not the United States military.

- Sheikh Salman al-Oudah, once mentored Osama bin Laden and was one of the 26 top Saudi clerics who during the 2004 struggle in Fallujah declared attacks on US troops as a lawful duty. Now he shakes up militant Islam by questioning al-Qaeda's tactics and violence. Arab News describes it as "a major blow to the ideology of Osama Bin Laden and his followers."

-Prime minister Ergodan's administration begins to draft a 'permanant' solution to present to the PKK. The solution offers the PKK to occupy seats in Turkish parliment and in local government, in exhange for the dis-arming if the PKK's armed wing. It is stated however that autonomy will not be given to the Kurds within Turkey. Murat Karayılan, the de-facto leader of the PKK, has declined Turkeys solution as many Kurds wish to see, at the very least, local autonomy which the AKP and other parliamentary parties are unlikely to grant.

- Reporting for the BBC from among Iraqis in Baghad, Andrew North describes what he calls a veneer of security and some of the progress spoken of by General Petraeus but also Iraqi frustration. He quotes a teacher saying, "It doesn't matter what we think. The Americans will do what they want."

-Prime Minister Fouad Siniora of Lebanon, has visited with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beirut. In their meeting the Iranian President pressured the Lebanese PM to request a scaling back of operations to UNIFIL command, amid pro-Israel controversies surrounding the UN force in Southern Lebanon. However Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, has decided not to obstruct UNIFIL operations as he feels that the presence of the UN force will keep Israel at bay, and deter a repeat of 2006 Lebanon invasion.

North America & Caribbean
Raven Sword PMC Tv Ad.
-July- Bear Sterns tells investors that its hedge funds have become worthless, that May and June were devastating. That the funds are now almost worthless came as a surprise to many on Wall Street. In a New York Times article someone asks “How did you go from reporting very high returns to suddenly now saying the collateral is worth nothing?” Bear Stearns stock is at $134 per share, down 14 percent for the year.

-The United States Military begins further research into defensive cyber capabilities that would allow it to better secure its networks. The improvements could hold the potential to harm other nations defense systems and infrasturcture (Upgrade to CC L4).

-Raven Sword PMC is formed and based out of Dallas, Texas. It's core members are handpicked from former units such as the Army's Ranger regiments, Green Berets, Delta Force, and the Marines Force Recon units. Raven Sword members are heavily equipped with heavy body armor, and the most advanced weapons money can buy. Their PMC also makes use of various Stryker APC variants,Humvee's, Attack helicopters and may be able to acquire small mobile metal gear units in the future.

-Jon B. Alterman of CSIS has written that in Iraq "The trend lines are clear: the central government is less and less relevant to what happens in Iraq, and regional leaders—call them warlords, if you like—are grabbing the upper hand."

-August- The Phoenix spacecraft is launched toward the Martian north pole.

-In Minneapolis, Minnesota, an eight-lane bridge filled with bumper to bumper traffic collapses into the Mississippi River.

-South Korea invests in several areas throughout the Central Mexico Manufacturing Region. The government also invests in firms servicing the Panama Canal keeping an eye on the health of South Korea's global shipping industry.

-September- The 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures opens in Monterrey, Mexico.

-On NBC's Today Show, finance personality Jim Cramer says, "Don't you dare buy a house now you will lose money." Representatives of the National Association of Realtors, thinking about their own interests and wanting to keep a bursting bubble whole, are furious.

-The US indicates to the US congress and the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan that the intended time-table for Withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan is dependent upon the stability of the governments in those countries and that the US will sit down and negotiate a proper time table for withdrawal upon the defeat of the main forces of insurgency and upon the completion of training those country's forces to maintain their own internal security ability with only minor US assistance. President Johnson stresses that he will not have the US withdraw too hastily and leave a vacuum for greater chaos in the middle east because he believes it will come back to haunt all parties involved if a US withdrawal is too sudden. Time will tell if the President's beliefs will come true.

-The BBC reports that US Department of Defense "has launched a new command centre for military operations in Africa." Oil, terrorism and instability are reported as having stimulated the move.
Pacific
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Australian Air Force F-18's carry out patrols in Iraq.

-July- Australilia offically announces a joint-project with South Korea to develop an advanced Unmanned Combat Aircraft capable of supporting ground forces from helicopter-scale support facilities. BAE Systems Australia and Korea Aerospace Industries are cooperating to produce the Raven UGR1, a low-observable UCAV capable of vertical take-off and landing as a result of it's lift-fan-in-wing design. This means that it can be operated from small-craft such as frigates and littoral combat ships, as well as amphibious ships and bases without significant runways. It is hoped that this project is a sign of future prosperity between the two companies (Research L3 UCAV).

-August- Australaian PM John Howard, earmarks 249c to clear Austrlian deficits.

-The Australian air unit that has been conducting military exercises in Singapore is sent to Iraq to reinforce coalition forces. An additional land unit and air unit are also sent in response to growing tension in the Mideast with Iran over Lebanon.

-September- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit hosts its 19th annual city meeting in Sydney.
South America
TAM Airlines Flight 3054
-July- TAM Airlines Flight 3054 overruns the runway of São Paulo–Congonhas Airport and crashes, killing all 187 and 12 others on the ground.

-August- An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.

-September- Internal Conflict Peru: On 20 September 2007, police arrested 3 SP insurgents in the city of Huancayo, Junín province.


Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:14/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 5 Afghanistan, 6 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [4 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 6 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009).
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-160 credits]
Economy: +300
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +173 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +80 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -55 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (90 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; (1 Q2 2008) [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 0/0 -0; (4 Q3 2008)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-3, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2007), PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3(Q2 2008),
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008),SU(Q1 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +264
Deficit: -2526
Credit Income: +128 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +26 Caspian oil,; -151 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q2 2009), MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1(L2 Q1 2008), PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- MD(L1 Q1 2008),HD(L1 Q2 2009),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mainalnd Coastal Fortifications (Q4 2008),
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-120]
Economy: +290
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +265[+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+10 Zambian Copper,+8 Sudanese Oil,+10 Zimbawean Platinum,+12 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+9 Angolan Oil,+4 Iranian oil,+4 Burmese Precious Minerals,+5 Ugandan Precious Metals,+8 Tanzanian Uranium,+4 Precious,+4 Mozambique Timber Minerals; -72 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Oligarchy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3(L4 Q1 2009), UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3(L4 Q4 2008),APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2(L3 Q4 2008); ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-3,SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-100]
Economy: +266
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +121 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 2/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd]
Air Units: 1/8 (4 Reserve) -8; [1 Levant]
Naval Units: 3/8 -8; [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-2, , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER-1,OMG(Q4 2008),EHM (Q2 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDFN Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS (Q3 2007),
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +298
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +169 [+20 Saudi Oil; +18 Taiwanese Machinery,+12 Taiwanese Electronics, +22 South Korean Iron, +20 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +17 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+17 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+9 Australian Uranium,+10 Japanese Vehicles,+6 Ryuku Rare Earth Minerals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines






-Australia-
Leader: John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/2 (2 Reserve) -2; [2 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/2 (5 Reserve) -2; [2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 2/3 -3; (2 Complete Q4 2007) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008), DROPBEAR(Q2 2008), HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +221
Deficit:
Credit Income: +119 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +25 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals,+6 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Modertely low/Moderate
Military Units: 1/18 (17 Reserves) -18; [1 Syrian-Iran AA Defense in Syria]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2007)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Jacques Chirac, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (6 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad]
Naval Units: 2/5 -4 [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), SEC-2(L3 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +250
Deficit: -800
Credit Income: +104 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics,+10 Chadian Oil,+10 French Green Energy; -47 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/8 -8 (1 Liancourt Rocks)
Air Units: 1/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks)
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 (2 Q1 2008) (1 Liancourt Rocks)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-3, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L4 Q4 2007), SEC-1
Specific/Secret-SKIPCA(Q1 2009),
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +210
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +105 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+12 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa





-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (Luftwafer)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (23 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-AB(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-40]
Economy: +43
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +61 [+14 DPRK Iron, +14 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+17 Chinese Agriculture; -6 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:



-Turkey-
Leader: Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/20 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3,VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-2, SAA-2, SA-2(Q1 2008) / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses:Pre-2006 Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +258
Deficit:
Credit Income: +95 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +20 German Machinery, +19 Russian Oil, +11 US Steel, +5 British Vehicles, +8 French Pharmaceuticals; )
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Separatist movement
Units: 2
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Vacant Power Stats:

Vacant Power Stats:
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-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/4 -4 (1 Q4 2007)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008), PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-140]
Economy: +229
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +112 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals, +6 Indian Electronics; -31 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1




-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT)
Popularity:
Military Units: 0/10 (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +255 credits
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:

-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 10/16 (13 Reserve) -16; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-NM(Q4 2008),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-60]
Economy: +214
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +76 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals,+12 Med. Sea Natural Gas; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1


-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/10 (15 Reserve) -10;
Air Units: 0/10 -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q3 2008), RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q4 2008), MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2(L3 Q3 2008), SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2007), SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-1(L2 Q2 2008),ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +262
Deficit: -657
Credit Income: +154 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; -38 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (VACANT)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/8 -8;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +204
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +69 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel,+9 Australian Rare Earth Metal; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:


NPC Stats:

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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War, Central African Bush War
==
Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1
==
Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 1
==
United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 1/7 [1 Dem.Rep Congo]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Kivu conflict


-Ethiopia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/US
Military Units: 2/5 [1 Somalia, 1 Ethiopia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Somali Civil War
==

-Gindra-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/US
Military Units: 1/5 (1 Gindra)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Gindran Civil war
==

-Kenya-

-Nigeria-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/France
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Conflict in Niger Delta
==
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)
Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force


-Somalia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Ethiopia/Ethiopian
Military Units: 1/1 [1 Somalia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Somali Civil War
==
Islamic Courts Union(ICU)
Sphere: Al Qaeda
Ideology: Islamic Theocracy
Units: 0




-Sudan-
Government: Dominant-party federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Iran
Military Units: 4/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur
==
Sudan Revolutionary Front(SRF)
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2

-Tanzania-

-Uganda-


-Zambia-
Government: Unitary Presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==



Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/4 [2 Pakistani Boarder]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==
Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1

-Bangladesh-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: India/Indian
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Laos-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/6
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
==
Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
==
New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1


-Thailand-
Government: Constitutional monarchy under military junta
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/7
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: State of emergency, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa


-Vietnam-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/16 (130 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/5
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:





Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Czech Republic-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==

-Estonia-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==




-Italy-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/7 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==

-Latvia-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1 (3 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan


-Lithuania-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan



-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (3 Reserves) (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
==


-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Spain-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (2 Mobilizing Q3 2007) (9 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
==
Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 0


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
==
Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==


-Turkey-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/NATO
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2

-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 2/17 (36 Reserves) [2 Yemen]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Houthi Insurgency in Yemen





Pacific
-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Indonesia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Singapore-
Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/3 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/6
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
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Turn 8 Q4 2007-Wings of Tomorrow

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News:
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict
Houthi insurgency in Yemen (Ceasfire)
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War (Negotiated Peace)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War (Peace Accord)
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Mexican Drug War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
Tuareg rebellion
2007 Lebanon conflict




United Nations
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UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon as he announces the UNSC Nominees.
-October- Portugal becomes the 105th country to ratify the treaty that has created UN's International Criminal Court – created to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Those not members of the treaty include Russia, China, India and most Muslim nations. The Johnson administration in America holds no position on the treaty.

-UN General Secreatary Ban Ki Moon announces their will be a vote to add UNSC nominees as permanent members to the security council. The vote could mark the beginning of a list of reforms that could take place within the UN. India, Brazil, and Japan appear to be favorites amongst current UNSC powers.

-Japan brings the spotlight onto Burma and the humanitarian crisis that is occurring in the country. The Japanese government stated;

" The state-sponsored use of violence against its own citizens during acts of nonviolent protest is deplorable, and is unlikely to contribute to a peaceful redress of the grievances of the people towards the State Peace and Development Council government. "

-November- China claims that the issue in Burma has been resolved by its own government, and will also maintain their policy of noninterference. They do however urge an easing to the strife.

-Saudi Arabia proceeds down a path that opposes the policy of non-interference. Saudi Arabia called for an immediate end to religious persecution in the country, and for the government to immediately begin work to allow all affected people to safely return to their homes and to ensure reparations be made. Such acts seem highly unlikely with the level of persecution the Tatmadaw has carried out in Burma.

-Japan however states it will maintain its policy of no direct intervention, yet Japan urges that the government of Burma make sincere reforms in order to remedy the injustices taking place.

-December- The UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo increases its support for democracy by moving from logistic to fire-power support against the renegade general Laurent Nkunda.

The Russian proposed resolution regarding nuclear weapons in the Middle East is passed in the UNSC. Iran is to accept future calls by the IAEA, of which another will likely occur. Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy is recognized. Sanctions are to be put in place against the Iranian regime if these calls are not heeded, currently, Iran is not being sanctioned by any nation. Israel is being forced to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and submit to UN investigative teams, this is slated to occur in May 2008. Israel will also face sanctions if they deny IAEA requests for investigation. Israelis right to peaceful nuclear energy is recognized.

Africa
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Kenyan rioters take to the streets in protest of Mwai Kibaki's election victory.

-October-
In Zimbabwe, bakeries are running out of bread due to mismanagement. This year's wheat harvest is described as one-third the country's requirement, and there is not enough cash to pay for food importation. The weapons deal made with China months prior is criticized heavily as a waste of money, and crowds of hungry people protest in the streets despite the likelihood of government retaliation.

-Operation Enduring Freedom-Horn of Africa: The destroyer USS Porter, opened fire on pirates who had captured a freighter and with other vessels blockaded a port the pirates attempted to take refuge in. Continued piracy in, and around the Arabian Sea lead some officials within the contributing powers off the Horn of Africa suggest the use of Private military companies in order to 'free up' national military resources.

-In Ghana timber brings foreign exchange. It brings money to those who cut and sell it illegally, and timber is used domestically for fuel. At the present rate of cutting, it is estimated that there will be no timber in ten years.

-After years of authoritarian rule, the return of democracy is celebrated in Togo. Parliamentary elections have concluded in which all opposition parties participated.

-Chadian Civil War: Rebel groups in Chad sign an immediate ceasefire and prisoner exchange agreement with the government of Chad. The accord is brokered by Libya's Muslim leader, Muammar Gaddafi. French forces that were ordered to proceed South to continue fighting the RaFD are halted, as are Chadian Army units.

-An early meeting for the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation, at Sharm El Sheikh is held. At the meeting, the following measures were taken to strengthen ties between Africa and China, and to bolster trade between all nations on the continent - as well as improving the lives and security of African people, both in Africa and China. It is announced that that $10 billion dollars worth of low cost concessionary loans will be granted to any African countries interested. A $1 billion dollar special loan, with no interest, is to be granted to small and medium-sized African Businesses. Additionally the PRC completely writes off the debt of the five poorest countries in Africa. China also makes a renewed effort to aid energy production within African states China is tied to diplomatically. New green energy projects are facilitated by Chinese companies in these companies.

-China begins lowering customs duties on 95% of products in counties it has diplomatic ties too. The Chinese government also makes efforts to undertake 100 joint-demonstration projects on scientific and technical research and will receive 100 postdoctoral fellows to conduct scientific research in China and will be assisted in going back and serving their home countries. African outlook on China continues to improve at a quickening pace.

-China works to provide 2,000 agricultural technology personnel and 50 agricultural technology teams - all to be sent to aiding developing African countries and helping them achieve the quest for food security.

-Kivu Conflict: The government set a 15 October 2007 deadline for Nkunda's troops to begin disarming. This deadline passed without action and, on 17 October, President Joseph Kabila ordered the military to prepare to disarm Nkunda's forces forcibly. Government forces advanced on the Nkunda stronghold of Kichanga. Thousands of civilians fleeing the fighting between Nkunda and government-allied Mai-Mai around Bunagana arrived in Rutshuru several days later. There were separate reports of government troops engaging units under Nkunda around Bukima, near Bunagana, as well as some refugees fleeing across the border into Uganda. The number of people displaced by the fighting since the beginning of the year was estimated at over 370,000.

-November- Kivu Conflict: In early November 2007, Nkunda's troops captured the town of Nyanzale, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Goma. Three neighboring villages were also reported captured, and the army outpost abandoned. A government offensive in early December resulted in the capture by the 82nd Brigade of the town of Mushake, overlooking a key road (however, Reuters reports a FARDC integrated brigade, the 14th, took the town). This followed a statement by the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo that it would be willing to offer artillery support to the government offensive. In a regional conference held in Addis Ababa, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda pledged to support the Congolese government and not support "negative forces", widely seen as code for Nkunda's forces.

-Ituri Conflict: Germain Katanga, the former leader of the FRPI was surrendered on 17 October 2007 by the Congolese authorities to the International Criminal Court.

-November- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a plan for Liberia that involves a three-year growth program to reduce poverty and help finance its international debt obligations. The IMF is cancelling Liberia's debt to the agency.

-The PRC seeks permission from the government of Madagascar to develop tar-sand resources in the country. The government of Madagascar agrees, and China is to construct a facility on-site which will at first be manned by Chinese workers will eventually transition to employing locals after job training is complete. A water facility is also to be built alongside the tar-sand facility, and will aid in providing water to the locals from any generated excess.


-First Ivorian Civil War:On 27 November 2007, Gbagbo and Soro signed another agreement in Ouagadougou, this one to hold the planned election before the end of June 2008. On 28 November, Gbagbo flew to Korhogo, then to Soro's native Ferkessedougou, at the start of a three-day visit to the far north, the first time he had been to that part of the country since the outbreak of the war, marking another step toward reconciliation.


-Ethiopia's prime minister, Meles Zenawi, complains that the lack of a united Somalian government and lack of a sufficient number of peacekeepers in Somalia prevent Ethiopian forces from withdrawing from their fight against Islamists there, whom the Ethiopians see as a threat to their own country.

-War in Darfur: On 15 November, nine rebel groups – six SLM factions, the Democratic Popular Front, the Sudanese Revolutionary Front and the Justice and Equality Movement–Field Revolutionary Command – signed a Charter of Unification and agreed to operate under the name of SLM/A henceforth. On 30 November it was announced that Darfur's rebel movements had united into two large groups and were now ready to negotiate in an orderly manner with the government.

-December- The school teacher Gillian Gibbons is returning to the UK, pardoned by Sudan's President al-Bashir after she served eight days of a fifteen-day sentence for naming a teddy bear Muhammad in her classroom. Outraged Muslims who packed the street shouting for her death have been described as not representing majority Sudanese opinion.

First Ivorian Civil War: A disarmament process planned to take place over the course of three months began with government soldiers and former rebels withdrawing from their positions near what had been the buffer zone; the forces of the two sides respectively went to barracks in Yamoussoukro and Bouaké. Gbagbo and Soro were present at Tiébissou to mark the event; Gbagbo said that, as a result, the front lines of the conflict no longer existed, and Soro said that it "effectively, concretely marks the beginning of disarmament".

-Kivu Conflict: Nkunda stated on 14 December 2007 that he was open to peace talks. The government called such talks on 20 December to be held from 27 and were to continue into the new year. However these talks are now suddenly postponed, and to be held in June 2008.

-In the city of Algiers, an al-Qaeda faction has taken responsibility for two bombs that shattered offices of a United Nations refugee agency, described by the faction as "the headquarters of the international infidels' den." The faction says it has struck the "slaves of America and France." Algeria's government describes the death toll at 31. The BBC records disgust among Algerians. Al-Qaeda appears on track in alienating people rather than winning converts.

-ADF Insurgency: 4 December 2007, 200 ADF and NALU militants surrendered to Ugandan authorities.

-Somali Civil War: On December 29, 2008, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announced before a united parliament in Baidoa his resignation as President of Somalia. In his speech, which was broadcast on national radio, Yusuf expressed regret at failing to end the country's seventeen-year conflict as his government had mandated to do. He also blamed the international community for its failure to support the government, and said that the speaker of parliament would succeed him in office per the charter of the Transitional Federal Government.

-Australia begins talks with South Africa over joint military training exercises. South Africa accepts the creation of a multi-national training exercise, however refuses a permanent Australian base in South Africa.

-Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering what is predicted to be the early formation of a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.


Asia
Video of Benazir Bhutto's Assassination.
-October- Burma's foreign minister, Nyan Win, defends Burma's dictatorship, saying "neo-colonialism has raised its ugly head by trying to spread disinformation about human rights abuses in Burma." He describes as "political opportunists" those he says have tried to turn protests by a small group into a showdown.

-South Korean military exercises at the Liancourt rocks come to an end, and a compliment of the 1st Marine Division is sent to serve in the UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

-War in Afghanistan: About 80 Taliban fighters were killed in a 24-hour battle in Helmand. Western officials and analysts estimated the strength of Taliban forces at about 10,000 fighters fielded at any given time. Of that number, only 2,000 to 3,000 were highly motivated, full-time insurgents. The rest were part-timers, made up of alienated, young Afghans, angered by bombing raids or responding to payment. In 2007, more foreign fighters came than ever before, according to officials. Approximately 100 to 300 full-time combatants are foreigners, usually from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Chechnya, various Arab countries and perhaps even Turkey and western China. They were reportedly more fanatical and violent, often bringing superior video-production or bomb making expertise.

-Taiwanese government servers are once again breached. Information regarding Anette Lu surfaces regarding her signing false receipts to write-off expenses totaling over US$165,000 from a special governmental account. Lu is indited on these charges and forced to resign as President. Wang Jin-pyng, speaker of the Legislative Yuan, now fills the position of President of Taiwan until elections are held in January 2008.

-General Musharraf wins a landslide victory and is re-elected president. In Pakistan voting for the presidency is limited to its two houses of parliament. Pakistan's judiciary is soon to decide whether the election was legal.

-Weijun Chen writes for the BBC that "60 percent of China's college graduates choose government as their ideal career."

- From Kazakhstan, a Russian spacecraft takes off with Malaysia's first man into space aboard: Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Malaysians are joyous. The ship heads for the International Space Station, and one of the three aboard is the first woman astronaut commander of the space station, Peggy Whitson.

- India, according to an article by the BBC, has been been reluctant to criticize Burma's generals because of its strategic interests in the area. Since the mid-1990s India has been competing with China's growing influence in Burma. "Now it is building roads and railways in western Burma and its companies are trying to gain access to rich deposits of oil and natural gas."

- Pakistan's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), returns from eight years in exile and is greeted by great crowds. She is greeted also by two explosions that kill more than one hundred and wound more than 200. President Musharraf calls the attack a "conspiracy against democracy." Benazir Bhutto was unhurt be this and by the rifle fire she came under.

- China's space program launches a moon probe, viewed by a happy and proud crowd. Some in the US are not so happy. Chinese officials say they are not interested in initiating an arms race in space, but their ability to turn space into a battlefield is recognized by Washington.

-Kyrgyz authorities seize the computer of Alisher Saipov, the 26-year-old journalist shot dead in Kyrgyzstan outside his office. Saipov wrote about torture in the prisons of neighboring Uzbekistan and about repression of dissent and the plight of the Uzbek refugees in Kyrgyzstan.

-Using inspiration from America and Britain's Joint Strike Fighter Program, Japan, Australia and France embark on their own 'top of the line' VTOL aircraft program. The new aircraft is to be tailor made to be used effectively from smaller mobile platforms such as Amphibious assault Ships that serve in each of these nations navy's. The Australian have dubbed the prototype the 'Sea Vixen FRS1' (Joint upgrade to VTOL Level 3).

-Additionally a collection of Japanese aviation companies are partnering with Saudi Arabia to develop the 'F-15 Plus upgrade programme'. The program is meant to bring the F-15 model screaming into the 21st century with cutting edge combat capabilities. The development of the prototype X-2 Shinshin under Mitsubishi's existing ATD-X programme is taking place as well. It uses technology based on the F-22 Raptor, as shared with Japan by the United States, and is being developed by Japanese companies as well. (Joint ASF Level 4 upgrade).

-November- President Musharraf suspends the constitution and declares a state of emergency as a response to growing unrest, saying he will not allow Pakistan to commit suicide. He blames militant violence and judges who have paralyzed government. Restrictions are put on the media and hundreds arrested.
War in Afghanistan: Security forces killed a top-ranking militant, Mawlawi Abdul Manan, after he was caught crossing the border. The Taliban confirmed his death. The Taliban ambushed a patrol in eastern Afghanistan. This attack brought the U.S. death toll for 2007 to 100, making it the Americans' deadliest year in Afghanistan.

-Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency: Reports emerged that anti-SEZ (Special Economic Zone) movements such as the Bhoomi Uchched Pratirodh Committee in Nandigram in West Bengal, which arose after the land appropriation and human displacement following the SEZ Act of 2005, have joined forces with the Naxalites since February to keep the police out. Recently, police found weapons belonging to Maoists near Nandigram. Civilians were forced to choose between joining the Maoist insurgence or supporting the Salwa Judum and face coercion from both sides. According to news reports, this conflict resulted in 650 deaths during 2007; of these 240 were civilians, 218 security personnel and 192 militants.

- A suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, including 6 members of the National Assembly.

-The South Korean military acquires a modern cyber division capable of providing an adequate defense for South Korean servers. (upgrade CC L3 complete).

-Over 15,000 people are believed to have been killed after Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh.

-War in North West Pakistan: Failing to reach a compromise and subdue the judiciary, Musharraf authorized the decree of sacking around ~70 senior justices including, the Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, immediately and declared the state of emergency. Virtually suspending the supreme law of the land, the constitution of the country, the massive nationwide demonstration and anger that erupted against President Musharraf is un-settling as nations become concerned over Pakistan's nuclear weapons. Though, this action and its responses are generally related to the controversies surrounding the re-election of Musharraf during the presidential election that had occurred in October, and also was claimed by the government to be the reaction to the actions by militants in Waziristan.

-A BBC Poll taken in twenty-two countries, including China, suggests that three out of four people "would back energy taxes if the cash [were] used to find new sources of energy, or boost efficiency."

-China sentences six Muslims charged with having been involved in a violent separatist movement, including bomb making, in the far west province of Xinjiang. The punishment for at least three of the six will be death.

-A Japanese whaling fleet leaves for the South Pacific on the 18th and plans to take 1,000 whales including 50 humpbacks until mid-April. Japanese fishery officials claim that the humpbacks have returned to "substantial numbers" – after having been hunted to near extinction four decades ago. Taking 50 from a population of tens of thousands, they say, "will have no significant impact whatsoever."

-December- War in North West Pakistan: In recent weeks in the extreme northeast of Pakistan, Pakistan's army is reported to have killed 290 "pro-Taliban" forces and arrested 143. The army is pushing the remaining "pro-Taliban" forces, said to be between 200 and 400 in number, back from the villages they have been harassing and pursuing them into the mountains.

-In Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto is assassinated. Supporters wept and broke a hospital's glass doors, threw stones at cars, and reportedly chanted "Dog, Musharraf, dog" outside a hospital, referring to President Musharraf. Others attacked police and burned election campaign posters and tires. Some opposition groups said that the assassination could lead to civil war, and other commentators said that the upcoming elections would likely be postponed. A crackdown from Musharraf appears imminent.

-Second Chechen War: A newspaper published that at Least 150 Servicemen and Police were killed so far in Chechnya (excluding other republics). According to Ruslan Alkhanov, Interior Minister of Chechnya, 82 policemen died in 2007 during their service in Chechnya, with a large increase in the last two months. The Defense Ministry of Russia reported 442 servicemen died in the armed forces in 2007, including 180 deaths because of accidents and 224 suicides. 54 soldiers and officers died in Chechnya. Alkhanov also claimed 72 rebels were killed in Chechnya, 32 were arrested and 139 had surrendered. A total of 192 militants and armed rebels were killed and more than 700 arrested in operations in Russia's North Caucasus last year, a deputy interior minister Arkady Yedelev reported. Some people have begun to wonder if Putin will deploy the new Metal Gear's he's building to combat Chechen rebels, as a sort of proving ground.

-Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines: In the Philippines joint Filipino-Japanese operations continue, and sweeps through the jungles of the countryside persist. Despite requests for negotiation by the Filipino government, Muslim rebels have yet to make an effort in doing so.

War in Afghanistan: The Battle of Musa Qala took place in December. Afghan units were the principal fighting force, supported by British forces.Taliban forces were forced out of the town and scattered.

Europe
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The Russian Navy's new 'Zelenodolsk' class Littoral Trimaran Combat vessel.

-October- President Putin holds his annual three-hour TV call-in show, enjoying his overall popularity for helping Russia achieve stability and growing prosperity. However he does receive some calls from angry Russian Jews for his 'cold shoulder' politics towards Israel.

- The Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution from before and during the Spanish Civil War.

-In the Ukraine, pro-Russian protesters have been dispersed by the police. However, when interviewed, many ethnic Russians retain feelings of loyalty to Russia instead of the Ukrainian government.

- The anti-immigrant Swiss People's Party (SVP) gains seven seats in Switzerland's 200-seat parliamentary body, the National Council. The SVP now leads with 62 seats. The Social Democrats are second with 43, having lost nine seats.

-Russia completes its new Littoral Combat Ship program and unveils the 'Zelenodolsk' class Littoral Trimaran vessel (Upgrade to LCS L2 Complete). It is thought to be one of the first steps in re-vamping the neglected post-Soviet Russian Navy.

-The British government continues economic investment in its Midlands and Northern economic projects. Prescott's administration also expands funding for elderly welfare programs.

-Russia pays off 72 credits worth of deficit.

-November- In Russia a group calling itself the "True Russian Orthodox Church" has barricaded itself in a cave with supplies as they wait for the end of the world, which they expect in May. Four children are with the group. They threaten to blow themselves up if authorities attack. Their leader is a former engineer, Pyotr Kuznetsov, who is being held by authorities and examined psychologically.

-Additionally Russia continues to produce more Metal gears. 1 Zmey class Metal Gear is to be constructed, as well as 2 Likho class Metal Gears. The Russian military is currently on course for being the largest operator of Metal Gear units. Their construction continues to worry NATO and the European Union, and remains an issue of much heated debate amongst politicians after the Shadow Moses Incident. It would appear that the technology is going to be continued to be pursued openly in the future.

-The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.

December- France decides to pay half of its deficit with its current surplus in order to avoid painful budget cuts.

-The Russian army begins an IFV upgrade program in order to replace its aging BMP 1's, and BMP 2's. A BMP 3 upgrade program seems to be the goal of the initiative. This will offer a quick modernization upgrade to the platform. (Upgrade L3 IFV).


Middle East
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Hezbollah Fighters engage UNIFIL troops in Southern Lebanon.
-October- US influence in Iraq shows signs of decline as Iraq's government awards contracts to Iranian and Chinese companies to build power plants in Baghdad if they so choose.

- In Baghdad, two months of negotiating results in a 12-point agreement between local Sunni and Shiite leaders to end sectarian violence. Participants in the agreement hope that it will keep military operations out of their neighborhoods. The US military favors the agreement. Residual violence is expected however.

-Japan signs a major trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council in which greater opportunities for trade will be made available to Japan. These are predicted to involve the import of Japanese electronics in exchange for possibly, a bigger peace of Middle Eastern energy resources from GCC member states. The Modernization of military equipment involving the signing parties is also predicted in line with the joint F-15 upgrade program between Saudi Arabia & Japan.

-Bernard Émié, French Ambassador to Lebanon has been assassinated. Émié's motorcade came under attack in Beirut by gunmen believed to have been members of Hezbollah. The gunmen used explosives to halt the motorcade, and unloaded on it with RPG-7's and a PKM-T80 among other small arms. The man using the PKM was shot by Émié's guard detail. He was dead before the attack ended. The rest of the gunmen sped off into Eastern Beirut.

-The PKK and Turkish government continue negotiations over the possibility of establishing a Kurdish autonomous region in Turkey if certain conditions are met. Much of the negotiation is currently behind closed doors.

-November- Major-General Joseph Fils, US commander of forces in Baghdad, describes murders there being down 80 percent since June and adds that "the Iraqi people have decided that they've had it up to here with violence."

-The Turkish military recruits 5 more reserve units and de-mobilizes 5 more, making a total of 10 reserve units.

-In Southern Lebanon UNIFIL forces come under fire at multiple checkpoints. Hezbollah gunmen using G3A6's,AK's and RPG 7's kill multiple UN troops. Among the dead, are French, Italian, South Korean,Ghanaian, and Belgian troops in multiple, coordinated attacks. Hezbollah loses a handful of members as well. No additional gains to Hezbollah controlled territory are made, and they have not gained any solid holds outside of their southern Israeli-Lebanon boarder regions. The attacks continue to support the belief that Hezbollah is continuing to be funded by Iran and Syria.

-Israel reports its satellites have been hacked by an unknown source. They immediately point their finger at Iran, noting the recent activity of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the evident existence of weapon smuggling of arms into Lebanon, through Syria.

-Japan invests in securing more access to water, and agriculture resources in Yemen. The Japanese also begin buying areas up to open for tourist attractions, and aids in improving infrastructure to help the Yemeni people to achieve a higher standard of living. However some in Japan believe these investments may become in vain with the growing threat of the Houthi Insurgency, and the apparently inept Yemeni government.

-On Socotra, with permission from the exceedingly desperate Yemeni government, the JNDF prepares to build an airbase. The base is to serve as a launching point for anti-piracy patrols around the Horn of Africa. Yemeni construction workers acquire contracts to build the new base, aiding the Yemeni economy slightly. The Yemeni government hopes the base will lessen the risk of pirates taking advantage of vulnerable shipping whilst the government can focus chiefly on the growing Houthi insurgency.

-In Iraq, Abu Ibrahim, leader of former insurgents, tells the Associated Press that his fighters ambushed al-Qaida members near Samarra on Friday, killing 18 people and seizing 16 prisoners.

-In southern Iraq Shia insurgents attack Sunni's and Coalition troops in various areas, well armed but not well organized, Shia militiamen focus on hit and run tactics to harass their enemies. These attacks seems to be residual violence between Muslim sects, and is expected to taper off.

-In Saudi Arabia an appeals court gives a 19-year-old rape victim, a Shia, a sentence of 200 lashes and five years in jail. Her seven Sunni assailants receive a prison sentence of between one and five years. The woman was faulted for having been in the company of men with whom she was not related.

-Of the 1.5 million or so Iraqi exiles in Syria, around 800 begin their return on buses provided by the Iraqi government, encouraged by news of 'improved' security.

-December- According to the International Energy Agency, Iraqi oil production has risen above levels before the US-led invasion in 2003.

-1 Australian Navy unit is deployed to the Persian gulf to assist the Coalition in naval operations in the region as they face the possibility of an unpredictable Iran.

-War in Iraq: In Basra Province, British troops turn responsibility for controlling insurgents over to Iraqi troops. Political power is also being transferred to the Iraqis. In a poll of 1,000 province residents, more than 85 percent say that British troops in the province have had a negative effect since 2003, and two-thirds believe that security will improve following the handover of power.

-A US Pentagon report warns that sustained progress will require political and economic reforms. It describes Iraqi police forces as afflicted by corruption and sectarian divisions and Iraq's army losing up to 17 percent of its troops per year because of high casualty rates and desertion.

-The United States makes an investment into the Saudi Oil industry in order to gain a greater share of its oil export. The Saudi's have benifited from the investment and have expanded oil processing plants in need of upgrades.


North America & Caribbean
Werewolf PMC TV Spot.
-October- A new Washington Post – ABC News poll describes 52 percent of the US public as favoring Johnson's pace for withdrawal or an even less hasty withdrawal. In July, 60 percent favored decreasing troop numbers in Iraq. Today 43 percent want a quicker exit. But the poll shows distrust for the Republicans. Regarding key issues, including Iraq, the approval rating for Democrats is 15 percent higher than for Republicans. Seventy percent want funding for Iraq and Afghanistan cut.

-Headquartered in Las Vegas Nevada, Werewolf Private Military Company is formed. It's slogan "to perfect the world through conquest of technology", rings true as the PMC retains surprising access to highly effective new technologies. The use of unmanned equipment vastly outnumbers the human element in the Company. They have access to air,land and sea drone technology developed in the private sector. Their contractors hail from american military formations such as the Green Berets, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, CIA Special Activities Division and former pilots of the USAF.

-In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches a high of a little over 14,000. A sign of credit trouble is being ignored. This indicator involves US treasury bills. The difference between interest rates on inter bank loans on the one hand and short-term government debt (treasury-bills) on the other has in recent years been running at about 0.5 percent and as high as 1.0 percent. From the middle of this year, 2007, the TED-spread has reached higher than 2.0 percent. Wikipedia describes that TED-spread as "an indicator of perceived credit risk in the general economy."

-Investment advisers consider themselves contrarians but many are inviting the public to join the party. Today in the New York Times, David Kelly, an economist at Putnam Investments is quoted as saying, "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The American economy is basically strong enough right now to weather the housing downtrend. The Federal Reserve doesn’t need to do anything else.”

-Vice President Cheney says the Iranian regime "Needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose serious consequences". Vice President Cheney is thought to be referring to the implications of Iranian weapon smuggling into Lebanon & Iraq.

-Colonel Dan Jackson is found guilty of corruption charges and misappropriation of government funds in a military court. He is sentenced to hard time a Leavenworth Prison. His unit code-named 'Dead Cell' brought the case to higher courts but could not reverse the guilty charge. Col. Jackson dies in his cell at the end of the month due to exhaustion, after losing all hope. Highly distressed due to what they viewed as a wrongful conviction, 'Dead Cell' has since believed to of gone rogue.

-November- President Johnson and the US government approve the plan to reduce troops in Iraq to pre-surge levels by Summer 2008. The announcement is favorable among those against the war in Iraq in the United States and across the world. Meanwhile US forces continue to root out terrorist cells in Iraq and Afghanistan. Raids in Al Najaf and hamlets outside Baghdad yield small arms, some believed to be of Iranian and Syrian origin.
Pacific
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Brand New Australian Naval units sail past the Sydney Opera House.
-October-2 new Australian naval units are completed as Australia continues to assert its growing influence in the Pacific.

-Korea Aerospace Industries involving Boeing Defense Australia will be taking a two-stage approach to the introduction of a next-generation Air Superiority Fighter. Termed the 'Silent Eagle', the F-15SE will involve the utilization of an upgraded F-15 designated the F-15SE, fitted with conformal weapons bays, updated avionics and airframe modifications to reduce radar-cross-section alongside the introduction of radar-absorbant-materials, this would serve as the testbed for a variety of technologies to prepare the ground for the programs true objective, the Vampire FR1 ,a stealth capable fighter. (Joint L4 ASF upgrade).

-November- 1 Air Unit and 1 Land unit of the Australian Air force and Army are mobilized.

-December- Kevin Rudd replaces Jon Howard as prime Minister of Australia.
South America
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Mario Uribe, the Presidents cousin. Currently being investigated for ties to paramilitary organizations.


-November- Colombian Conflict: President Uribe abruptly terminated Chávez's mediation efforts. In response, Chávez said that he was still willing to mediate, but had withdrawn Venezuela's ambassador to Colombia and placed Colombian-Venezuelan relations "in a freezer". President Uribe responded that Colombia needed "mediation against terrorism, not for Chávez to legitimize terrorism," that Chávez was not interested in peace in Colombia, and that Chávez was building an expansionist project on the continent.

-Several scandals have affected Uribe's administration. The Colombian para politics scandal expanded during his second term, involving numerous members of the administration's ruling coalition. Many pro-government lawmakers, such as the President's cousin Mario Uribe, have been investigated for their possible ties to paramilitary organizations.

-FARC has agreed to release former senator Consuelo González, politician Clara Rojas and her son Emmanuel, born in captivity after a relationship with one of her captors. Operation Emmanuel was proposed and set up by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, with the permission of the Colombian government.

-December- In Venezuela a close special election denies President Hugo Chavez constitutional reforms that included allowing him to run for president for life and allowing him to choose mayors and state governors. Among the opponents of the reforms: students, human rights activists and the Catholic Church. The results are 51 to 49 percent. Chavez' present term in office expires in 2012.

-In Bolivia, President Evo Morales wants indigenous peoples – 62 percent of the population – to have greater autonomy and control over their land, correcting what he describes as centuries of discrimination by a corrupt class dominated by those descended from Europeans. With the draft of a new constitution that Morales supports, leaders in Bolivia's more wealthy regions are intensifying their threat to break away from President Morales and the central government into regions with greater autonomy.

Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 33/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 12 in Afghanistan,14 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:14/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 5 Afghanistan, 6 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [4 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 6 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-3(L4 Q2 2008), SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-1(L2 Q1 2008), CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-1(L2 Q1 2008), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009).
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-80 credits]
Economy: +300
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +113 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +90 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -35 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (90 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; (1 Q2 2008) [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 0/0 -0; (4 Q3 2008) (3 Q4 2008)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-3, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-2 (L3 Q3 2008), APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2,PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3(Q2 2008),
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008),SU(Q1 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +264
Deficit: -2508
Credit Income: +132 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +26 Caspian oil,; -147 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1


-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q2 2009), MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-1(L2 Q1 2008), PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- MD(L1 Q1 2008),HD(L1 Q2 2009),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mainalnd Coastal Fortifications (Q4 2008),
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +292
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +275[+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+8 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+14 Zambian Copper,+10 Sudanese Oil,+10 Zimbawean Platinum,+12 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+9 Angolan Oil,+4 Iranian oil,+4 Burmese Precious Minerals,+5 Ugandan Precious Metals,+8 Tanzanian Uranium,+4 Precious,+4 Madagascar TS,+4 Mozambique Timber Minerals; -72 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Oligarchy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3(L4 Q1 2009), UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3(L4 Q4 2008),APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2(L3 Q4 2008); ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-3,SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-50]
Economy: +268
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +121 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 2/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd]
Air Units: 1/8 (4 Reserve) -8; [1 Levant]
Naval Units: 3/8 -8; [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER-1,OMG(Q4 2008),EHM (Q2 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDFN Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS, Socotra JNDF Base (Q3 2008)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +299
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +184 [+30 Saudi Oil; +18 Taiwanese Machinery,+12 Taiwanese Electronics, +22 South Korean Iron, +20 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +17 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+17 Filipino Oil,+5 French Aircraft,+9 Australian Uranium,+15 Japanese Vehicles,+6 Ryuku Rare Earth Minerals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines






-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/3 (1 Reserve) -3; [2 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/3 (4 Reserve) -3; [2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/5 -3; [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 1 ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-1(L2 Q2 2008), AAS-1(L2 Q2 2008), AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-1, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008), DROPBEAR(Q2 2008), HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +221
Deficit:
Credit Income: +117 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +25 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals,+6 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/18 (17 Reserves) -18; [1 Syrian-Iran AA Defense in Syria]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (6 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad]
Naval Units: 2/5 -4 [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), SEC-2(L3 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +250
Deficit: -400
Credit Income: +128 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics,+10 Chadian Oil,+10 French Green Energy; -23 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/8 -8 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 1/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks)
Naval Units: 1/4 -4 (2 Q1 2008) (1 Liancourt Rocks)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-3, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-1
Specific/Secret-SKIPCA(Q1 2009),
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +210
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +105 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+12 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa





-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (Luftwafer)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (23 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-3(Level 4 Q4 2007), VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-AB(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-20]
Economy: +43
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +61 [+14 DPRK Iron, +14 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+17 Chinese Agriculture; -6 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:



-Turkey-
Leader: Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/15 (10 Reserves) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3,VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-2, SAA-2, SA-2(Q1 2008) / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses:Pre-2006 Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +258
Deficit:
Credit Income: +95 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +20 German Machinery, +19 Russian Oil, +11 US Steel, +5 British Vehicles, +8 French Pharmaceuticals; )
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2



-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (OYID)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/10 (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +255 credits
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:
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Re: World News

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Vacant Nation Stats:
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-Egypt-
Leader: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 0/18
Air Units: 0/8
Naval Units: 0/2
Tech Research:SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-1
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +208
Deficit: -288
Credit Income: +55 (+20 Egyptian Oil, +15 American Iron,+10 Brazilian Sugar,+15 Chinese electronics,+10 Japanese Vehicles; -16 defecit, -15 government corruption)
Conflicts:


-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/4 -4 (1 Q4 2007)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-4 / ACC-3, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008), PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +229
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +112 (+20 Chinese Electronics,+25 Saudi Oil, +20 American Machinery,+15 South Korean Steel, +10 Nigerian Aluminum,+10 Swiss Precious Metals, +6 Indian Electronics; -31 defecit)
Conflicts: Nagaland Insurgency,Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency,Jammu-Kashmir Conflict,Insurgency in Northeast India, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Sphere: Pakistan
Ideology: Ahl al-Hadith
Units: 2
==
Nagaland Rebels
Sphere:
Ideology: Anti-Indian gov
Units: 1
==
Naxalite-Maoists
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Units: 2
==
United Liberation Front of Assam
Sphere:
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1





-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of Israel (VACANT)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 10/16 (13 Reserve) -16; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-NM(Q4 2008),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +214
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +76 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals,+12 Med. Sea Natural Gas; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1


-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/10 (15 Reserve) -10;
Air Units: 0/10 -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1(L2 Q3 2008), RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q4 2008), MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-2(L3 Q3 2008), SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2(L3 Q4 2007), SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-1(L2 Q2 2008),ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +262
Deficit: -657
Credit Income: +154 [+28 Russian Natural Gas, +20 German Steel, +25 Dutch Oil, +21 Chinese electronics, +20 American Machinery, +27 Polish Plastics; -38 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Republic of China(Taiwan)-
Leader: Chen Shui-bian, President of Taiwan (VACANT)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Low/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/9 (7 Reserves) -9;
Air Units: 0/4 (6 Reserves) -4;
Naval Units: 0/8 -8;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 in Q4 2010)
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +204
Deficit: -234
Credit Income: +69 (+5 Chinese Copper, +15 Japanese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil,+20 South Korean Chemicals, +7 Indonesian Nickel,+9 Australian Rare Earth Metal; -14 deficit)
Conflicts:

NPC Stats:

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Africa
-Chad-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: France/French
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Western Chad)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Chad)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War, Central African Bush War
==
Janjaweed
Sphere: none
Ideology: Rebel Militia
Units: 1
==
Rally of Democratic Forces(RaFD)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: 1
==
United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 1/7 [1 Dem.Rep Congo]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Kivu conflict


-Ethiopia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/US
Military Units: 2/5 [1 Somalia, 1 Ethiopia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Somali Civil War
==

-Gindra-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/US
Military Units: 1/5 (1 Gindra)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Gindran Civil war
==
Gindran Liberation Front(GLF)
Sphere: none
Ideology: Anti-Western, Pro-Peoples Democracy
Units: 2



-Kenya-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Mount Elgon insurgency,Presidential Opposition Riots
==
Sabaot Land Defence Force(SLDF)
Sphere: none
Ideology: guerrilla militia, Ethnic minority
Units: 1


-Nigeria-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/France
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Conflict in Niger Delta
==
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)
Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force


-Somalia-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Ethiopia/Ethiopian
Military Units: 1/1 [1 Somalia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Somali Civil War
==
Islamic Courts Union(ICU)
Sphere: Al Qaeda
Ideology: Islamic Theocracy
Units: 0




-Sudan-
Government: Dominant-party federal presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Iran
Military Units: 4/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur
==
-SLM/A-
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2


-Tanzania-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/India
Military Units: 0/
Air Units: 0/
Naval Units: 0/
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur
==


-Uganda-


-Zambia-
Government: Unitary Presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==



Asia

-Afghanistan-
Government: Unitary presidential Islamic republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/4 [2 Pakistani Boarder]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==
Taliban & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida & Allied smaller groups
Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 1

-Bangladesh-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: India/Indian
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Cambodia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Chinese
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Laos-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/6
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Philippines-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Japan/United States
Military Units: 1/6 [1 Phillipines]
Air Units: 0/4
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines,Iraq War, Communist Insurgencies, Islamic Insurgencies
==
Moro Islamic Front
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic democracy
Units: 1
==
Abu Sayyaf
Sphere:
Ideology: Islamic fundimentalism
Units: 1
==
New People's Army (NPA)
Sphere:
Ideology: Communism
Units: 1


-Thailand-
Government: Constitutional monarchy under military junta
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/9
Air Units: 0/7
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: State of emergency, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa


-Vietnam-
Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/16 (130 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/5
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts:





Europe

-Belarus-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/CIS
Military units: 0/2 (14 Reserves)
Air units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-Czech Republic-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 0
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==

-Estonia-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/2 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==




-Italy-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Air Units: 2/7 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==

-Latvia-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1 (3 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan


-Lithuania-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/1 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan



-Netherlands-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 1/1 [1 Afghanistan]
Air units: 2/4 [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq]
Naval units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Poland-
Government: Parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 2/4 (3 Reserves) (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq
==


-Portugal-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/2 (1 Afghanistan)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-Serbia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Russian
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Spain-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/7 (2 Mobilizing Q3 2007) (9 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 2/5
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Iraq War
==
Sunni Insurgents
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 2
==
Shia Insurgents
Influence/Sphere: Iran
Ideology: Militant Islam
Units: 1
==
Al-Qaida (Iraq)
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Extreme Islam
Units: 0


-Jordan-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Jordan
Military Units: 0/5
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:



-Lebanon-
Government: Unitary parliamentary
multi-confessionalist republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Syria
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Internal Unrest
==
Hezbollah
Influence/Sphere: Iran/Syria
Ideology: Islamist militant group
Units: 1




-Syria-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/Syrian
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==


-Turkey-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/NATO
Military Units: 1/15 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2

-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 2/17 (36 Reserves) [2 Yemen]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Houthi Insurgency in Yemen





Pacific

-East Timor-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/1 [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==

-Indonesia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/12 (10 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==



-Malaysia-
Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
under an elective constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Indonesia/ASEAN
Military Units: 1/7 (4 Reserve) [1 East Timor]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==


-New Zealand-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Australia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-Singapore-
Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: Malaysia/ ASEAN
Military Units: 0/3 [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/6
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan,War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
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Turn 9 Q1 2008-Man Without Fear

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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen (Ceasfire)
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War
War in North-West Pakistan
Balochistan conflict
Iraq War
War in Darfur
First Ivorian Civil War (Negotiated Peace)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines
War in Afghanistan
Second Chechen War
Ituri conflict
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
Pool Department insurgency
Nepalese Civil War (Peace Accord)
ADF insurgency
Second Afar insurgency
Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict
Ethnic conflict in Nagaland
Somali Civil War
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
Sri Lanken Civil War
Internal conflict in Peru
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Insurgency in Laos
Cabinda War
Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Insurgency in Northeast India
Colombian conflict
South Thailand insurgency
Basque conflict
Internal conflict in Myanmar
Civil War in Gindra
Mexican Drug War
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
Tuareg rebellion
2007 Lebanon conflict
2008 invasion of Anjouan
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict





United Nations
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Members of the UN meet to discuss the UNSC membership proposal to Japan,India and Brazil
-January- Voting within the UNSC has come to a close. Japan, India, and Brazil have all received seats within the UNSC as permanent members drastically broadening the influence of their regions on pressing international issues.


-February- Data from the United Nations suggest that 75 percent of crop varieties in the world have become extinct in the last one hundred years.

- It is widely reported that an increasing demand for energy in nations with a growing middle class, as in China, raises the price of energy and the price of food. Also demand for bio-fuels are cutting into the availability of food. The UN reports today of these developments creating an inability to maintain current food aid levels.

-Cuba signs two human rights agreements at the United Nations, committing it to freedom of expression and association and the right to travel abroad.

Africa


-January-Ghana struggles with democracy as election violence takes more lives and a church filled with people is torched. In Iraq, violence continues with a suicide bomber killing thirty at a funeral of a bomb victim. In his New Year mass, Pope Benedict XVI suggests that this violence is something more than small-mindedness, political immaturity and unnecessary intolerance. He describes family values as the foundation of world peace. "Whoever, even unknowingly, circumvents the institution of the family," he states, "undermines peace in the entire community."

-Kivu Conflict: Nkunda's group did attend peace talks, but walked out on after an alleged attempted arrest of one of their members. They later returned to the talks.The talks' scheduled was extended to last until 21 January 2008, and then to 22 January 2008 as an agreement appeared to be within reach. It was further extended to 23 January 2008 over final disagreements regarding war crimes cases. The peace deal was signed on 23 January 2008 and included provisions for an immediate ceasefire, the phased withdrawal of all rebel forces in North Kivu province, the resettlement of thousands of villagers, and immunity for Nkunda's forces. The agreement encouraged FARDC and the United Nations to remove FDLR forces from Kivu. Dissatisfaction with progress and lack of resettlement of refugees caused the CNDP forces to declare war on the FDLR and hostilities to resume, including civilian atrocities. Neither the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda nor the Rwandan government took part in the talks, a fact which may hurt the stability of the agreement.

-In Djbouti the Chinese military strikes a deal with the government to establish a base in the country. It is assumed the focus of the base will be anti-piracy in the area. However some analysts see it as a continuing wave of Chinese influence in Africa.

-Seizing opportunity of rumored Nigerian and French business confrontation, Chinese energy companies begin investing in opening oil facilities in Southern Nigeria.

-A group of Chinese political advisers are sent to Kenya to aid in the electoral crisis going on in the country. President Jintao announces that China stands behind the Kenyan people, and will aid in developing a compromise that pleases all sides of the crisis.

-A peace deal is signed in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ending the Kivu conflict.

-Chinese agricultural advisers begin operations in Zimbabwe in order to help manage the ongoing food crisis. Opponents of President Mugabe's government proclaim that the Chinese are really their to train the military with it newly acquired Chinese weaponry.

- In Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, some shops and businesses have re-opened and mini-bus taxis are running again. Approximately 600 are estimated as killed since the election results of December.

- Kofe Annan, former Secretary General of the UN, describes the change in purpose that has appeared before in bloody conflicts. He says the continuing violence and slaughter in Kenya may have been triggered by an election dispute but that it has evolved into "something else."

-In Kenya, people inflamed by passion continue their violence. People of Kuo ethnicity have been killing Kikuyo, the tribe of President Mwai Kibaki, and the Kikuyo are killing Kuo. As of today more than 800 have been killed. People have been pulled from cars and stoned to death, or burned to death in their cars. Homes and buses have been torched.

-Foreign Policy magazine writes of Kenya’s president, Mwai Kibaki, as having a "vast system of patronage," and it writes of the head of the Electoral Commission of Kenya, Samuel Kivuitu, as having recently admitted that "he was pressured by the president’s office to announce results before he could verify their authenticity."

-In Kenya, Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, overcomes bickering by creating a power sharing agreement between President Kibaki and opposition leader, Raila Odinga. Remaining to be accomplished is reconciliation among Kenyan citizens.

-February- Chadian rebels led by Mahamat Nouri fought government forces in pitched street battles in N’Djaména on the morning of February 2, 2008. By the afternoon of the next day, rebel forces withdrew from the capital, short on ammunition and unhinged by the possibility that one member of the coalition, Timan Erdimi, had sought a separate accommodation with the government.

-March- 2008 invasion of Anjouan: African Union and Comoros forces invade the rebel-held island of Anjouan, returning the island to Comorian control. The French Naval unit in the Arabian sea places itself off the coast of Anjouan in support of the AU. Mohamed Bacar managed to escape to Mayotte by speedboat and reports on March 26 confirmed his presence on the island and stated he had requested political asylum in France. Comoran leaders demand that France should return Bacar to the Comoros, and there have been anti-French protests calling for the same.

-China makes overtures to the East African community offering trade deals in exchange for raw materials. China intends to ship electronics, machinery,building materials and other finished projects to participating nations.(Mozambique,Ethiopia)



Asia
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Japanese and Chinese officials conclude a major trade agreement in an effort to smooth relations.
-January- Calling for change, Taiwan's old Guomindang political party wins 81 seats in parliament. Its rival, the DPP, the party of the incumbent president, wins 27 seats. The DPP has angered China by favoring independence. Meanwhile, the Guomindang favors closer ties with China.

-An attempted assassination of Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is thwarted after a Boy Scout grabs the attacker's knife.

-Chinese mineral companies sign a deal with the Afghan government to set up mineral operations in Badakhshan province, in northern Afghanistan. The mines are belived safe, as they are far from the fighting in the south of the country.

-The South Korean government continues its economic diversification programs by investing in Australian Uranium mines, exploration of nuclear power, and finally on Iron mining companies which are also in Australia.

-In Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov is sworn in for his third term. He won 88.1 percent of the vote last December. The media in Uzbekistan is state controlled, and critics accuse him of human rights abuses.

-In South Waziristan, Pakistan's army chases forces loyal to Baitullah Mehsud, blamed for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

-In South Waziristan, Pakistan's army continues to clash with "militants," the army using artillery and helicopters and reporting 40 militants killed and 30 captured.

-February- In the Philippines, 16 women and four of their husbands, described as economically poor, are going to court to force a decision whether local government officials can ban family planning services.

-Joint operations between the Japanese and Filipino Special forces yield some success with the capture of mid-level leaders of the Moro Islamic Front. It is believed that using any information provided by these prisoners, may continue a wave of success when dealing with the rebel group.

-In a turn to improve relations between China and Japan, the Japanese government makes major bilateral trade and investment deal with China, focusing particularly on high-tech industries. Following this Japanese markets are opened up to China. Prime Minister Tanigaki embarks on a trip to China to sign the trade deal himself displaying a conciliatory attitude after recent years of growing distrust between the two Asian powers.

-In parliamentary elections, voters in Pakistan reject religious fervor, leaving Islamic parties with little support. The political party that had been led by the late Benazir Bhutto and the party of the former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, together gain more than 50 percent of the vote. The party of President Musharraf wins only 13 percent of the vote.

-The Chinese hold a summit in Bangledesh concerning the damage caused by cyclone Sidr. Chinese-Bangladesh relations are focused on and China pledges aid to help rebuild destroyed infrastructure.

-Like the Chinese, JICA, Japan's international relief organisation, in coordination with the JNDF begins sending aid to the affected areas of Cyclone Sidr. The governments of Turkey and Australia also send additonal aid to help the government of Bangladesh rebuild.

-March- A week of protests in Tibet have left people dead and soldiers in control of city streets. China's government has denied journalists access to Tibet, suppressed photos, and has blamed the rioting and violence on the Dalai Lama, in exile in Northern India. The Dalai Lama has been advocating greater autonomy for Tibet but not independence as have demonstrators.

-Demonstrations by Tibetan separatists turn violent as rioters target government and Han Chinese-owned buildings.

-Rising food and fuel prices trigger riots and unrest in the Third World.

- China has blamed the death of 13 "innocent" people on rioters in Lhasa. In Lhasa, Tibetan young men in the spirit of ethnic cleansing have indeed attacked Han Chinese – Chinese shops and people in the street. The Tibetan government in exile blames China for violence and claims that at least 99 people have died, including 80 in Lhasa.

- Bhutan holds its first-ever general elections following the adoption of a new Constitution which changed the country from an absolute monarchy to a multiparty democracy.

-In Afghanistan, Rafi Naabzada wins a sensational pop music contest. The contest has been criticized by clerics because of the inclusion of female contenstants.

-China has described rioting in Llasa as having killed 18 civilians, one police officer and as having injured 382 civilians and 241 police officers. According to official statistics, 908 stores were smashed, looted or torched and 120 homes were burned.

-The Japanese Navy announces that in order to fill it's obligations as a UNSC member, in the defense of peace, it has ordered contracts for the building of 4 naval units for collective security and enforcement of resolutions. Japanese military officials announce that Japan will follow the lead of NATO members, and many other countries by spending 2% of its GDP on defense needs, and technological upgrades. The growing threat of terrorism is also cited for the budget increase.

-The South Korean Army expands by 2 units. Plans for sending a unit to assist reconstruction efforts in Bangladesh are made, however the government of Bangladesh declines the need for foreign troops after the cyclone Sidr. The Bengali government does however accept South Korean reconstruction materials.

-The Chinese PLAN unveils the Type-24 Littoral Combat Vessel, a larger version of the Type-022 Houbei-Class. (LCS Level 2 Complete).

Europe

-January- Cyprus and Malta change their currency to the euro.

-In response to increasing tensions between the west and Iran, The French navy gains approval from the government for an additional naval unit centered around another Charles de Gaulle class carrier. The French navy has also begun building a large naval base in the French overseas territory of Mayotte. The base has an estimated completion date of Q4 2008.

-France, Japan, and Australia begin work on a joint Littoral Combat vessel of French and Austrailian design aimed at combating smuggling and piracy operations more effectively.

-The city of Milan begins charging up to 10 euros ($14.65) for each car entering the city, cars that are not electric or hybrid. The city predicts a cut in pollution levels of 30 percent and plans to spend the money received on rapid transit, buses, cycle paths and "green vehicles."

-Hashim Thaçi, former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army and now president of the Democratic Party of Kosovo and Kosovo's Prime Minister, continues to push for independence from Serbia. He promises that his government will act "to create a climate of tolerance in relations with minorities, especially with the Serb community.

-February- Serbia's President Boris Tadic was challenged in yesterday's election by Tomislav Nikolic, described by the BBC as a pro-Moscow candidate. Tadic is looking forward to Serbia's membership in the European Union. The elections were orderly and ended with cordiality with Boris Tadic winning the election.

-Norway's Police Security Service (PST) reports that Russian spying in Norway has reached levels as high as during the Cold War.

-Kosovo's parliament declares Kosovo an independent and sovereign state. The United States, Britain, France and other European Union states are in support of the will of the majority in Kosovo. Serbs are opposed. Russia is currently expressing its opposition in the UN Security Council.

-Spain opens a high-speed rail link between Madrid and Barcelona – transport that reach a speed of 300 kilometers (186 miles) per hour.

- A vault deep in an arctic mountain, for every variety of seed specie, opens in Norway. The seed collection is organized by Global Crop Diversity Trust.

-March- In Russia, Dmitry Medvedev is elected to replace Vladimir Putin as president. He is to take office on May 7, and Putin is expected to become prime minister.

-The BBC reports that an estimated one in three persons in the world is infected with tuberculosis, predominantly among the poor in the "developing" world. The disease is spread by coughing or sneezing, and some strains of tuberculosis are drug resistant.

-Reports from within Russia indicate that the Russian Air force has pushed forward the development of the Sukhoi Su-35, a multi-role combat aircraft that is a heavily upgraded derivitive of the Su-27.(Completed Level 4 MCA).

- Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria announce that they will recognize the independence of Kosovo.

-Russia pays off some of its debt. The Russian government also works to expand its technology sector.

Middle East
-January- In its thirty-third year of publication, the Arab News, published in Saudi Arabia in English, praises Benazir Bhutto for having struggled for democracy and describes "her opponents, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Ladin and all of his followers [as] fighting for a suffocating form of leadership where dissent is not allowed and where women are treated as second-class citizens." The writer, Rasheed Abou-Alsamh, adds that "Benazir unfortunately never really was a good leader while in office."

-Iran opens its first space center and launches a rocket into space.

-Iraq's parliament allows former members of the Baath political party to return to government jobs or to receive their pensions. This excludes Baathists convicted of crimes – a criterion that could have been used in 2003 rather than the de-Baathification now considered one of the "coalition" mistakes. Parliament's move is done in the interest of justice and hope that the measure will help reconcile Sunni and Shia .

-Chinese energy companies offer Iraq energy deals in which the Chinese are allowed to operate their facilities in Iraq. As American influence begins to wain, some estimate that the Chinese and Iranians will move in on Iraq and its resources.

-Iranian government officials report that their defense networks are being targeted by outside hackers of unidentified origin. Monitored communications channels within Tehran have displayed a flurry of activity following the breach.

-In Aaitaroun, Lebanon a suspected Hezbollah weapons cache is reported to of been attacked. Local Lebanese media report that the cache was hit by an unknown Special forces unit. It is believed that this unit is working in tandem with UNIFIL forces, and has been sent on 'seek and destroy' missions for such locations. It would appear that special forces units like this will be the teeth of UNIFIL as peacekeepers have been able to do little to stem the stockpiling of weapons in Southern Lebanon.

-George Habash, Palestinian Christian and founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which participated in airline hijackings, dies of a heart attack. Mamoud Abbas, Fatah leader and Chairman of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), calls him a "historic leader " and orders flags flown at half mast.

-In Syria, which has hundreds of political prisoners, a prominent dissident, Riad Seif, is said to have been detained for having attended a pro-democracy meeting. He is said to be have been charged with having harmed the image of Syria. Seif is under a slow death sentence, forbidden from leaving Syria for treatment of prostrate cancer.

-February- Saudi authorities believe they have a more than 70 percent success rate in their program re-educating imprisoned young men away from what had been their violent and "deviant" form of Islam. Those who have successfully completed this "de-radicalization" program, according to a BBC report by Frank Gardner, "can be offered government help in starting a business, securing a job, a car, or even a wife."

-The international criminal and killer of numerous innocent civilians, Mughniyeh, has been assassinated. He was on Europe's terrorist list and the US most wanted list until replaced by bin Laden in 2001. Hezbollah identifies him as one of their senior commanders and "a great jihadist leader " – while it denies that it is a terrorist organization. The Syrian government describes the assassination "a cowardly, terrorist act" and expresses "condolences to the martyr family and to the Lebanese people.

-Austrlaia dispatches Task force Kanimbla, 1 naval unit, and 1 land unit to the Levant to support UNIFIL forces.

-In Southern Lebanon, Australian UNIFIL troops intercept a shipment of weapons of which is believed to be of Iranian origin according to Japanese, Australian, French and South Korean intelligence communities that have directed resources towards stopping the flow of weapons to Hezbollah. The question remains, how will Iran be held accountable?

-March- President Ahmadinejad of Iran visits Iraq. He tells his hosts that a "united, powerful and developed Iraq" is in the region's (and Iran's) interest. Iraq's President Talabani (a Kurd) describes the visit as "historic."

-Hamas supporters have acquired sophisticated rocketry that the Israeli blockade has been trying to prevent them from obtaining – a blockade recently breached. The Hamas supporters have been firing these rockets into Israel, killing people – an act of war. Israel claims the right to defend itself militarily. UN Secretary General Ki-Moon calls Israel's response "disproportionate and excessive." While the solution to the violence lies in part at least in the heads of the people in Gaza, there is denial that Israel's military attack is a response to aggression from Hamas, and blame is cast elsewhere in the complaint that "the international voice is silent."

- Vice President Cheney has met with Iraqi Vice President Adel Mehdi. Mehdi drops his resistance to provincial elections. These elections might correct distortions that deny a fair share of power to Sunni citizens.

-A wall that had stood for decades at the boundary between the Republic of Cyprus and the UN buffer zone was demolished.

-After numerous negotiations with the PKK, the Turkish government signs an agreement for the formation of Kurdish representation in a Regional parliament. The Turkish government hopes the agreement will put to rest a long time conflict between the PKK and the Turkish government.

-Turkey forms another air unit, further expanding air support capabilities.

-The Turkish army also is working to fill a contract on a new battle rifle. It is said to be based on the AR-15. The spearhead prototype is called the Mehmetçik-1. (upgrade to level 3 small arms).

-The French naval unit in the levant containing the Charles De Gaulle leaves, and makes its way to the Persian gulf in support of the American naval units already there. To replace the Charles de Gaulle naval unit, France deploys a replacement with anti-aircraft capabilities and helicopter support capacity to protect UNIFIL forces in the Levant.

-The United States withdraws 2 land units from Iraq and Afghanistan signaling the beginning of the end of the Troop Surge in Iraq and Afghanistan, following with the new plan by General Petraeus to make the US led occupation more efficient.

-In Iraq the United States focus's on providing military training and equipment for Iraq's security forces so that they will be able to take up positions effectively in the areas vacated by American troops. Iraqi security forces proceed to deploy 2 more land units to Northern Iraq as a result.

-A militia group called the Knights of Hope, is formed in Iran. It is made up vastly from Shi'a refugees from Iraq and has ties to the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Western Intelligence communities view its creation as one more tentacle Iran has on the influence of the Iraqi government.

-Turkey puts the T-155 Fırtına into mass production. (SA Level 3 Complete).


North America & Caribbean
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Fidel Castro making his last public appearance as President of Cuba.
-January- Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.
-In the United States, a credit crisis and expectations of a decline in economic activity send stocks plummeting worldwide – the rush to sell stocks the result of fears that the value of their stocks will not grow or will decline in the near future.

-At 19:04:39 UTC, the MESSENGER space probe is at its closest approach during its first flyby of the planet Mercury.

-The United States makes further advancements in Nano Machine technology. Researches have created ways for Nano machines in the blood stream to remotely hack devices & interact with basic computers. Coagulation of wounds has also become a possibility with the new generation of Nano tech. (Completed L2 NM reserach)

-February- Former NATO commander and Marine Corps Commandant General James Jones testified yesterday before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "Make no mistake," he said, "NATO is not winning in Afghanistan." Canada announces that its soldiers will not stay in Afghanistan unless NATO deploys more troops in southern Afghanistan".

-STS-122: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches to deliver the European-built Columbus science laboratory to the International Space Station.

-Fidel Castro announces his resignation as President of Cuba, effective February 24. He is replaced by his brother Raúl Castro.

-U.S. stock market indices plunge more than 3% after a report shows signs of economic recession in the service sector. The S&P 500 fall 3.2%, The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 370 points.

-The Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, approaches the realization that al Qaeda has been pursuing a losing political-military strategy – as we have seen recently in hostility toward al Qaeda in Iraq. McConnell tells Congress that "Most victims of al Qaeda attacks are Muslims." He adds that "In the last year to 18 months, al-Qaida has had difficulty in fundraising and sustaining themselves."

- In the US, the television program "Sixty Minutes" has a piece describing the Danes as the "happiest" people. The Danes pay taxes that are 50 percent of their income. Humor, perhaps: although lower taxes serve individualism, lower taxes do not necessarily serve happiness.

-March- A PBS News Hour debate on THE SURGE summarized: Old Sunni combatants still believe they are at war with the Shia, that the government is Shia and that the government's militia is their main enemy. Sunni fighters feel defeated by US forces and worry that if Americans withdraw soon they, the Sunnis, will be slaughtered by the Shia majority. The US military presence has succeeded in reducing the violence in Iraq. Iraqis in general, aside from the Kurds, still dislike foreign troops on their soil and in this sense the US is an occupation force. In the sense that the US is in Iraq by power of the UN Security Council the US is not an occupation force. One of the debaters, Nir Rosen, sees the US presence as postponing a showdown between the Shia and Sunni. The other debater, Frederick Kagan, is more optimistic and sees progress in reconciliation.

-To save Bear Stearns from bankruptcy, Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson has convinced JP Morgan Chase bank to buy Bear Stearns stock. Paulson promised $30 billion to guarantee the solvency of Bear Stearns, without which Chase would not have been interested. Chase offers to buy Bear Stearns at $4 per share. Paulson makes the price $2 per share to reduce reward to Bear Stearns. People at Bear Stearns are in shock. The Dow has been moving sideways above 12,000 as stock market "experts," advisers and players are not making a connection between the health of the economy and the meltdown at Bear Stearns.

-In a 6-3 decision, the more conservative US Supreme Court Justices reject the authority of the U.N. International Court of Justice (World Court) in any of the United States – in this case Texas. Writing the dissenting view, Justice Breyer described the US as having signed and ratified appropriate treaties and as having agreed to be bound by the World Court's judgment. President Bush had claimed that it was in the US interest to recognize the World Court's authority in the case under question.
Pacific
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One of the USN carriers sold to the Australian Navy.
-January- The Federal Court of Australia orders a Japanese whaling company to stop research whaling within their exclusive economic zone.

-Together Japan and Australia purchase a large order production license from Singapore for their Bronco ATTC (Research MRAP Level 2).

-February- President of East Timor José Ramos-Horta survives an attempted assassination on his life after rebels attack his home.

-The Australian navy purchases two American Kittyhawk carriers that have been held in reserve. Following this the Australian Navy creates a new naval unit. With this purchase, Australia continues to expand its naval projection power in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Australia also mobilizes 1 land reserve unit, and one air force reserve unit.
South America
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Colombian soldiers make contact with Ecuadoran Army units.
-January- In Bolivia the four provincial governors who threatened separation have joined with President Morales in conflict resolution. Their agreement provides, among other things, greater state control of the economy and more autonomy for indigenous communities.


-March-Colombian-Ecuador Conflict: Venezuela and Ecuador move troops to the Colombian border, following a Colombian raid against FARC guerrillas inside Ecuadorian territory, in which senior commander Raúl Reyes is killed. Shortly thereafter Colombian forces come under fire, presumably from the Ecuadoran army units that were known to be in the boarder area. Shortly after these boarder skirmishes took place, Hugo Chavez sent Venezuelan army units that we're stationed at the boarder, into Colombia. Chavez condemned Colombian military operations in Ecuador as a gross violation of Ecuadorian sovereignty, and vows to aid its ally against Colombian aggression. The Colombian government proclaims that the raid against FARC units took place on the Colombian side of the boarder, however the government of Ecuador stands by their statement that Colombian units were in fact carrying out this 'massacre' in Ecuador, with no regard to the sovereignty of the people of Ecuador.

-The first European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle, a cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station, launches from Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.



Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Low
Land Units: 29/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 10 in Afghanistan,12 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:14/32 (16 Reserves) -32; [2 Japan, 5 Afghanistan, 6 Iraq, 1 Poland]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [4 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 2 Mediterranean, 6 in Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-4, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-4, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3 / MGT-3, CC-3(L4 Q2 2008), SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-2,CAR-1(L2 Q1 2009), GSP-2, PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009).
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Fire Support Bases-Iraq, Fire Support Bases-Afghanistan
Nuclear Level: 8/8 [-80 credits]
Economy: +300
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +113 [+41 Chinese Machinery, +90 Saudi oil, +60 Japanese Electronics, +50 Canadian Oil, +40 Kuwaiti Oil, +45 Brazilian coffee, +25 German Pharmaceuticals, +55 South Korean Iron, +20 Mexican Fruit; -180 deficit, -35 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==





-Russian Federation-
Leader: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (90 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (6 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/10 -10; (1 Q2 2008) [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 0/0 -0; (4 Q3 2008) (3 Q4 2008)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-2 (L3 Q3 2008), APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2,PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3(Q2 2008),
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +264
Deficit: -2362
Credit Income: +148 [+20 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +26 Caspian oil,; -138 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1




-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/36 (140 Reserves) -36;
Air Units: 1/22 (6 Reserves) -22; (1 Malaysia)
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q2 2009), MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS- ,AS-4, BMS-3, CF-4, D-4, LCS-2, PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- HD(L1 Q2 2009),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mainalnd Coastal Fortifications (Q4 2008),Dijbouti Base(Q3 2008)
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +292
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +280[+20 Electronics South Korea, +22 American Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +13 Brazilian Sugar, +15 Japanese Copper, +15 Taiwanese Plastics, +15 German Chemicals,+12 Laotian Copper,+10 Nigerian oil,+6 Indonesian Tin,+2 Sri Lanken Grains,+8 DPRK Iron,+14 Zambian Copper,+10 Sudanese Oil,+10 Zimbawean Platinum,+12 Congolese Copper,+10 Chinese Coal,+6 Chinese Steel,+9 Angolan Oil,+4 Iranian oil,+4 Burmese Precious Minerals,+5 Ugandan Precious Metals,+8 Tanzanian Uranium,+4 Precious,+4 Madagascar TS,+4 Mozambique Timber Minerals,+2 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals; -72 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Oligarchy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (3 Reserves) -6; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6; [2 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3(L4 Q1 2009), UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-3(L4 Q4 2008),APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4
SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2(L3 Q4 2008); ACC-3, AAS- , AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-4; MGT-2, CC-3,SEC-2
Specific-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 5/8 [-50]
Economy: +268
Deficit: -1013
Credit Income: +121 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -59 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 2/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd]
Air Units: 1/8 (4 Reserve) -8; [1 Levant]
Naval Units: 3/8 -8; (4 Q4 2008) [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 1 Arabian Sea]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1(L2 Q3 2008), AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008) , PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP(Q4 2008),ITER-1,OMG(Q4 2008),EHM (Q2 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDFN Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS, Socotra JNDF Base (Q3 2008)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +299
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +194 [+30 Saudi Oil; +18 Taiwanese Machinery,+12 Taiwanese Electronics, +22 South Korean Iron, +20 American Machinery, +20 Indonesian Rubber, +17 German Pharmaceuticals,+10 Vietnamese Rare Earth Minierals,+17 Filipino Oil,,+10 Chinese Electronics,+5 French Aircraft,+9 Australian Uranium,+15 Japanese Vehicles,+6 Ryuku Rare Earth Minerals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines






-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 3/4 (0 Reserve) -4; [2 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL]
Air Units: 2/4 (3 Reserve) -4; [2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 4/5 -3; (1 Q4 2008) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1(L2 Q3 2008), AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-1(L2 Q2 2008), AAS-1(L2 Q2 2008), AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008) , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008), DROPBEAR(Q2 2008), HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +223
Deficit:
Credit Income: +115 [+18 Chinese Electronics, +25 Malaysian Oil, +10 American Plastics, +20 Japanese Vehicles, +8 British Pharmaceuticals,+6 Australian ship building,+5 Singapore electronics,+10 Brunei Chemicals,+6 SKorean Electronics; ]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa






-Islamic Republic of Iran-
Leader: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (Chairman MoO)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 1/18 (17 Reserves) -18; [1 Syrian-Iran AA Defense in Syria]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-1, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-SNW(L1 Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +81 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum, +5 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 4/6 (6 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad]
Naval Units: 3/5 -5; (1 Q4 2008) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-3, CF-3, D-3, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008) , PS-3; MGT-2, CC-3(L4 Q3 2008), SEC-2(L3 Q4 2008)
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base(Q4 2008)
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +250
Deficit: -400
Credit Income: +127 (+15 German Vehicles, +20 Belgian Oil, +18 Chinese Electronics,+10 Polish Rubber,+10 Amercian Machinery,+7 Japanese Electronics, +4 Dutch Plastics,+10 Chadian Oil,+10 French Green Energy; -23 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa









-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Roh Chairman MoO-hyun, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 -10 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 1/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks)
Naval Units: 1/6 -6 (1 Liancourt Rocks)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-3, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-4, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-1
Specific/Secret-SKIPCA(Q1 2009),
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +212
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +111 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+12 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa





-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Leader: Kim Jong-il, Supreme leader of the DPRK (Luftwafer)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Low
Military Units: 3/20 (23 reserves) -20; [3 Korean DMZ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/6 -6;
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-2, ASF-2, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-2, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-2, SAA-1, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-2 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-AB(Q4 2008)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ
Nuclear Level: 2/8 [-20]
Economy: +43
Deficit: -399
Credit Income: +61 [+14 DPRK Iron, +14 Chinese Machinery, +5 DPRK Precious Minerals,+17 Chinese Agriculture; -6 Food Shortage/Famine, -23 deficit]
Conflicts:



-Turkey-
Leader: Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey (DutchGuy)
Popularity (Dom/Int): : Moderate/Moderately High
Military Units: 1/15 -15 (10 Reserves) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 1/4 -4; (1 Reserve) [1 Afgahnistan]
Naval Units: 0/4 -4
Tech Research: SA-2(Q4 2008) / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3,VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-2, SAA-2, SA-3/ ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-2, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3 / MGT-1,CC-1, SEC-1
Specific/Secret:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses:Pre-2006 Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +258
Deficit:
Credit Income: +95 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +20 German Machinery, +19 Russian Oil, +11 US Steel, +5 British Vehicles, +8 French Pharmaceuticals; )
Conflicts: Kurdish–Turkish conflict ,War in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==
Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2



-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (OYID)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/10 -10; (8 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/7 -7; (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2 -2;
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-4, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +255
Deficit: -300
Credit Income: +77 (+15 American machinery, +32 Chinese Electronics, +10 German Steel, +10 Japanese vehicles, +10 Indian Plastics; -17 defecit)
Conflicts:


-Brazil-
Leader: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil (Luc)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderatly High
Military Units: 0/10 -10; (60 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8; (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/3 -3;
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-2, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-3
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +257
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +80 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:





-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 10/16 (13 Reserve) -16; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (1 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 1/6 -6; [1 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-1, APC-3, MRAP-2,AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-3 / MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-NM(Q4 2008),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q4 2009)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +214
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +76 [+10 American Electronics, +12 German Machinery, +20 Russian Oil, +10 Turkish Steel, +18 British Pharmaceuticals,+12 Med. Sea Natural Gas; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Palestinian Unrest
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1

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