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Re: World News

Post by scorpion » 21:55:19 Sunday, 09 July, 2017

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: +204
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 (VACANT)
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: +227
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
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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





-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (VACANT)
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: , 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:







-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
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)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: 2008 invasion of Anjouan




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


-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



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: 2008 Invasion of Anjouan
==


-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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,2008 Invasion of Anjouan
==
-SLM/A-
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2


-Tanzania-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/India
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur, 2008 Invasion of Anjouan
==


-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
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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: Insurgency in Laos

-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar



-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, South Thailand insurgency


-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: 2
Conflicts:
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-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
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-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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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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Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1



-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: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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:
==



-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,Al Qaida Insurgency in Yemen

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan




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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
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-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 Eastern Colombia]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 Eastern Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
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Re: World News

Post by scorpion » 20:35:49 Thursday, 31 August, 2017

Turn 10-Q2-The Stage

Map:
http://i.imgur.com/ng40gvm.png
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
2008 invasion of Anjouan
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict





United Nations
Cluster bomb demonstration footage shown prior to the ban on the weapon in many countries.
-April- Brazil proposes UNSC Resolution 1654 which aims to investigate the cause of the Colombia-Ecuador Conflict and de-escalate the situation before it turns into a regional war. The US views Colombia as the aggressor and recommended sanctions. Japan announced it would vote in favor of only the first three clauses of the Resolution. Russia votes no on the resolution and takes the side of Colombia regarding the strike on the FARC. As it stands Brazil has not announced if it plans on altering the resolution. Currently France, the UK, India, China have yet to voice their opinion on the resolution.


-May- More than 100 countries, including Britain, have approved a ban on cluster bombs. Not joining the agreement in its current form is Russia, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and the United States.

-The International Court of Justice awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries


Africa
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French soldiers on patrol for rebel forces in Chad.
-April- Zimbabwe's High Court rules against those demanding that results of the presidential election, held more than two weeks ago, be released. Opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai claims to have won more than 50 percent of the vote. President Robert Mugabe is looking forward to a runoff election, legally necessary if Tsvangirai has won less than 50 percent. Forces loyal to Mugabe are intimidating voters with beatings and the destruction of homes.

-It is independence day in Zimbabwe. Speaking to his nation, President Mugabe shows the mettle of another of recent history's revolutionists and blames imperialism, the British and traitors for his nation's troubles.

- Port workers in South Africa defy their government's apparent indifference to events in Zimbabwe. The port workers refuse to unload weaponry from a Chinese ship. Church groups in South Africa join the protest, complaining that the weaponry, destined for Zimbabwe, would be used against the Zimbabwe people. Chinese authorities agree to withdraw the shipment.

-Invasion of Anjouan: April 5, 2008, Bacar was remanded in custody. Comoran President Sambi visited Anjouan in early April, marking his first visit to the island since May 2007. He said that he hoped that separatism in Anjouan would cease with the removal of Bacar from power, and he praised the African leaders who had provided assistance for the invasion. Contrary to previous reports that France was against the invasion, France gave its approval and helped to air-lift the AU troops to the island. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner stressed on April 8 that France had not supported Bacar or provided him with any protection, and that it had fully supported African Union intervention.

-Eritrea-Dijbouti Boarder conflict:
Eritrea is reported by Djibouti to have set up fortifications and dug trenches on both sides of the Djiboutian border near Ras Doumeira. Djibouti, in a letter to the UN calling for intervention, claimed new maps put out by Eritrea showed Ras Doumeira as Eritrean territory. Eritrea denied it had any problems with Djibouti.

-Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) announce they intend to further expand their involvement in economic development on the African continent. The new Japanese investments through bilateral trade agreements will be spearheaded by Toyota. Nigeria and the Ivory Coast are the main focus of these trade agreements. Both regions welcome the Japanese trade agreements.

-May- Rice production in Uganda has increased as a result of tariffs on imported rice. Rice prices in Uganda have improved, unlike elsewhere in the world. Ugandan importers have moved their investments into Ugandan rice growing.

-Invasion of Anjouan: Bacar's asylum request was rejected. France's Secretary of State for Overseas, Yves Jégo, said France would support the Comoran government's efforts. "We will continue to act in consultation with the Comoros so that the law can be applied and Col Bacar can be tried. Presidential elections in Anjouan occurred. The election was won by Moussa Toybou, who defeated Mohamed Djaanfari in the second round.

-Central African Republic Bush War: May 2008 the APRD signed a cease fire and peace agreement with the government in Libreville. The agreement was completed under the auspices of an ad hoc committee of CEMAC led by President Omar Bongo of Gabon. Jean Jacques Demafouth signed on behalf of the APRD and DDR minister Cyriaque Gonda on behalf of the government. A six-person board was established to monitor the implementation of the agreement's terms.

-War in Darfur: Sudanese government soldiers and Darfur rebels clashed in the city of Omdurman, opposite the capital of Khartoum, over the control of a military headquarters. They also raided a police base from which they stole police vehicles. A Sudanese police spokesperson said that the leader of the assailants, Mohamed Saleh Garbo, and his intelligence chief, Mohamed Nur Al-Deen, were killed in the clash. Witnesses said that heavy gunfire could be heard in the west of Sudan's capital. Sudanese troops backed by tanks, artillery, and helicopter gunships were immediately deployed to Omdurman, and fighting raged for several hours. After seizing the strategic military airbase at Wadi-Sayedna, the Sudanese soldiers eventually defeated the rebels. A JEM force headed to the Al-Ingaz bridge to cross the White Nile into Khartoum. By late afternoon, Sudanese TV claimed that the rebels had been "completely repulsed", while showing live images of burnt vehicles and corpses on the streets. The government imposed a curfew in Khartoum from 5 pm to 6 am, while aid agencies told their workers in the capital to stay indoors. Some 93 soldiers and 13 policemen were killed along with 30 civilians in the attack on Khartoum and Omdurman. Sudanese forces confirmed that they found the bodies of 90 rebels and had spotted dozens more strewn outside the city limits. While Sudanese authorities claimed that up to 400 rebels could have been killed, the rebels stated that they lost 45 fighters dead or wounded. Sudanese authorities also claimed to have destroyed 40 rebel vehicles and captured 17.

- In Kenya, a gang goes from home to home killing ten accused of witchcraft.

-ADF Insurgency: Ceasefire and amnesty talks between the government of Uganda and the ADF were held in Nairobi starting in May 2008. Negotiations were complicated by the fragmentation of the ADF's leadership. Non-combatant dependents of the ADF were repatriated to Uganda by the IOM. At least 48 ADF fighters surrendered and were given amnesty. As the threat from the LRA in the DRC waned, the UPDF put increasing focus on the ADF as a reason for UPDF personnel to remain in the DRC

-Somali Civil War: Some of the more radical elements, including Al-Shabaab, regrouped to continue their insurgency against the TFG and oppose the Ethiopian military's presence in Somalia. Throughout 2007 and 2008, Al-Shabaab scored military victories, seizing control of key towns and ports in both central and southern Somalia.

-Djbouti-Eritrea Conflict: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on May 15 that the row was a "threat to the peace and security of the whole Horn of Africa" and said Ethiopia would secure their trade corridor through Djibouti in the event of a conflict. Ethiopia has relied on Djibouti for access to the Red Sea since Eritrea's independence. Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki denied sending troops into the area and added they do not have any problem with Djibouti.

-June- President Mugabe vows not to surrender his country to his enemies for mere Xs on a ballot. Elections have been scheduled for June 27 and supporters of the opposition party are being beaten and jailed. But the UN still hopes for supervision that will produce a fair election.

-Lords Resistance Army Insurgency: After the LRA had attacked and killed 23 people in Southern Sudan, including 14 soldiers, a Ugandan military spokesman said Uganda, DR Congo and Sudan would launch a joint offensive against the LRA if its leader, Joseph Kony, failed to commit to the Juba peace talks. Concurrently, the Southern Sudanese Information Minister, Gabriel Changson, declared that "The LRA have started war", and that "Southern Sudan will not be the place where they can wage this war". The same month, diplomats reported that the LRA had acquired new weapons and was forcibly recruiting new soldiers, adding 1,000 recruits to the 600 soldiers it already had. An onslaught against the LRA by Ugandan forces in northern Uganda and across the border in Southern Sudan, led the rebels to relocate to the densely forested Garamba National Park in DR Congo – and when they attacked and killed civilians there, the Congolese government vowed to destroy the LRA

-Tuareg Rebellion: , rebels killed 25 soldiers in an attack on a Kidal base, and in late June the Malian Army killed 20 rebels near the Algerian border, which the army claimed was home to a major rebel base. But just days later, President Amadou Toumani Touré announced that he remained open to negotiations with the Tuareg rebels, while at the same time agreeing to a joint-security deal with Algeria.

-Djbouti-Eritrea conflcit: According to Djibouti several Eritrean troops deserted their positions fleeing to the Djiboutian side. Djiboutian forces then came under fire from Eritrean forces demanding the return of the deserters. Djibouti called up soldiers and police who had retired since 2004 in response to the fighting. Eritrea dismissed accounts from Djibouti as "anti-Eritrean". A statement from Eritrea's Foreign Ministry said it would not "get involved in an invitation of squabbles and acts of hostility" and claimed Djibouti was trying to drag Eritrea into its "concocted animosity". According to French Colonel Ducret, French soldiers in Djibouti provided logistical and medical assistance to the Djibouti army as well as providing them with intelligence. Clashes between the two forces reportedly continued for several days before Djibouti's military announced on June 13 that fighting had subsided, but on the same day, President Guelleh, was quoted by the BBC as saying that his country was at war with Eritrea.

-France deploys a unit to Mayotte. French naval unit assisting Comoron and AU forces in the region are being permanently based in the naval base under construction on Mayotte as well. The French also ensure Mohamed Bacar is extradited to Comoros where he will face trial.

-Chadian Civil War: In Chad the French army sends two units on a search and destroy mission in response to rebel activity. Their aim is to root out rebel units from smaller villages. They are accompanied by two French air units that will be responsible for providing close air support. The French army is very successful in their engagements with rebel forces.

Asia
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An Armenian tank mobilizing to assist ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh.
-April- Demonstrators have been using violence against the passage of the Olympic flame through Europe and the United States. The subject of the demonstrations has been Tibet. Supporters of China describe Tibet as having been a part of China at least since the early 1700s, a few decades before Xinjiang became a part of China and before there was a United States – and before the US took Indian lands east of the Mississippi. China describes itself as multi-ethnic. Its supporters cite CIA support for the Dalai Lama and meddling in a Tibet separatist movement during the Cold War. They do not see China disintegrating ethnically as did Yugoslavia.

-Lee Myung-bak assumes responsibility as President of South Korea, replacing Roh Chairman MoO-hyun. President Lee Myung-bak is known for taking a harder stance regarding North Korea. He also seems willing to open dialogue with China, Russia and Japan at this time.

-Yusuf Juma, a poet and critic of Uzbekistan's president, Islam Karimov, is sentenced to five years of forced labor.

-In Nepal, a Communist Party described as Maoist has won an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections. The Maoists promise to deliver Nepal from various traditions: caste, gender discrimination, the dowry system and the monarchy. Their promise not to hamper private enterprise has won them some backing from entrepreneurs.

Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict: Recently the heaviest fighting between ethnic Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh since the 1994 ceasefire after the Nagorno-Karabakh War has taken place. Armenian sources accused Azerbaijan of trying to take advantage of ongoing unrest in Armenia. Azerbaijani sources blamed Armenia, claiming that the Armenian government was trying to divert attention from internal tensions in Armenia. It has yet to be seen if the UNGA will put forth a motion demanding the immediate withdrawal of all Armenian forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

-South Korea moves to shore up its economy by investing in expanding the Texas Instrument plant in Baguio, Philippines in order to produce a larger output of electronic devices. The RoK also invests further in the expansion of Vietnamese agriculture to enlarge its import ratio, and further develop its food processing industry.

-May- Another exceptionally powerful wind disaster has occurred, this time a cyclone that has hit Burma.

-The government of Burma states that 22,000 have died as a result of the cyclone that struck on May 2. Estimates by other observers are that the dead will rise to more than 100,000. (Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in 2005, killed 1,836.) The cyclone has damaged much of Burma's rice growing region, putting more pressure on the food supply, and threatens to further decrease government stability.

-China's worst earthquake in 32 years strikes in Sichuan Province (central China). Ten months ago, scientists warned that the region was ripe for a major quake.

- China's People's Daily describes The Wall Street Journal Asia Edition (US), the Globe and Mail (Canada), the Guardian (U.K.) and other foreign news agencies as having lauded earthquake relief efforts in China. China has fully mobilized in response to its earthquake disasters, and, unlike Burma in response to its Cyclone disaster, China encourages efforts from individual citizens. And, in many ways, individuals have volunteered support for quake victims.

-In China, 67,183 are confirmed dead from the earthquake and 20,790 are still missing. Problems with insurance companies regarding damages will not be extensive. China's citizens can buy private insurance, but many look instead to government to fix things.

-In Nepal, the newly-elected parliament declares their country independent, indivisible, sovereign, secular and an inclusive democratic republic. Nepal's 240 year-old monarchy is abolished. A three-day holiday is declared. King Gyanendra is given 15 days to leave his palace.
Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lankan Army advanced rapidly, capturing the town of Adampan on May 9th.

-Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines: Japanese Special Forces teams continue to assist the Philippine Army as they raid weapon caches of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. A week later the MILF announce that they are prepared to enter talks with the Philippine government.
-June- It has been one month since the cyclone struck Burma, and foreign aid agencies complain that as many as 250,000 cyclone victims have not yet been helped.

-China offers counseling and reverse sterilization by medical teams free to parents who lost their only child in last month's earthquake.
-The unusually heavy rains that have also caused recent flooding in southern China have, according to Reuters News, killed at least 171 persons while 52 are missing.

-China announces that it is raising fuel prices in order to reduce demand and lower consumption. The announcement helps send oil prices on the world market downward $4.75 a barrel to $131. Recently, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia also announced plans to pass higher gasoline prices to its citizens, and India has announced that it will cease diesel subsidies to all commercial establishments.

- North Korea begins expanding its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The expansion causes concern in South Korea and Japan.

-In Wengan county in China's southern province of Guizhou, people demonstrate that they are not intimidated. Believing that the son of an official raped and killed a girl and that a cover-up is taking place, "about 10,000 people" are described as having "totally burned down the county Party office building, and burned other offices in the county government" and also "burned about 20 vehicles police cars, including police cars." (BBC quoating an offical).

Cambodia-Thai boarder dispute: Cambodia closed the border crossing to Preah Vihear in response to Thai protests held at the border crossing. The protests were championed by an anti-Thaksin opposition figure, Sonthi Limthongkul, who claimed the government of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sudaravej had gained business concessions in Cambodia in return for ceding Thai territory to Cambodia when negotiating over the Preah Vihear site map that would be presented to UNESCO in Quebec, Canada

-An online blog in Japan called "Unveil", begins stating that the JDF taking part in the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon are taking casualties for no reason other then on behalf of government self interest. The blog hardly gets noticed by the Japanese general public. Some small Muslim minorities in Japan sympathize with the blog according to a poll.

-The Japanese Navy, Italian Navy, and Indian Navy begin a new carrier program based on French and American designs (Joint Advance to ACC4)

-China introduces a large stimulus package of 350c to develop Chinese Oil, Natural Gas, Silver, Gold, Copper, Iron, and Zinc portions of the economy. New mines are opened as a result, and new oil rigs are beginning construction in the Pacific.

Europe
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One of Russia's newest 3rd generation reactors being constructed.
-April-Some Russian officials accuse Georgia of planning to invade Abkhazia. Georgia proclaims that any Russian troops in Abkhazia will be considered aggressors.

-Surgeons at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the first civilian operations using bionic eyes, implanting them into two blind patients.

-France reduces its debt by 200c.

-Russia pays off another small amount of its deficit. The country is continually chipping away at its principal debt.

-The Russian Federation also invests money into constructing 3rd generation nuclear reactors for Russia's energy needs. The aim is to increase power output to for the country, with less waste produced. Economists believe the investment could signal a move away from fossil fuels for Russia. Nationwide, Russian infrastructure such as roads and bridges that have long been outdated, are being improved. With continuing work Russia's vast frontiers will become more accessible.

-May- In an English court of law, the People's Mujahedin of Iran (Mujahedin e-Kalq) has won removal from England's list of terrorist organizations. The organization is listed as a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States.

-Russia furthers investments in the mining of precious metals throughout the country. Finding success in Eastern Russia.

-France begins work on a homegrown UCAV program, dubbed NEURON. Developers at Dassault state that advanced stealth strike abilities are a main goal.

-The European Union is "cracking down" on illegal immigration, trying to stop voyages of Africans reaching Europe by boat. Italy's newly elected conservative government has conducted a week-long raid that has rounded up nearly 400 suspected illegal immigrants. Italians are expressing hostility toward Romanians, who can legally migrate where they want within the EU. In Naples, people have set fire to the makeshift homes of Gypsies.

-The Russian Navy completes formation of an additional Naval Unit. Roscosmos also introduces advanced technology regarding unmanned space exploration spacecraft and advanced Space Station construction capabilities (SEC Level 4 Complete). Russia's Space exploration capabilities are now on par with that of the United States.

-For gasoline, Norwegians are paying what amounts to almost 11 US dollars per gallon. Some of this is a gasoline tax. Norwegians have launched an organized protest against Shell Oil and the Norwegian oil company Statoil.

-Jeffrey Stinson writes in USA Today that "Germany's economy is showing gains while the United States' has hit the skids and most of the rest of Europe sputters."

-June- In a close vote, Sweden's parliament approves a plan to scan international calls, faxes and e-mails for the sake of national security. It is described as Europe's most far-reaching eavesdropping plan.

-The European Union officially lifts sanctions on Cuba, a move that has been championed by Spain, which normalized relations with Cuba last year. The sanctions were created in 2003 in response to Cuba's government moving against dissidents.

-Basque Insurgency: Falange y Tradición, a new Spanish far-right nationalist group appeared, carrying out dozens of attacks in the Basque Country

-President Medevev has ordered the construction of an additional Zmey class Metal gear, and 2 more Likho class metal gears. The continued open construction of Russian metal gears causes analysts to believe that Russia is in fact, now on track to be the leader in total number of Metal Gear platforms. Rumors of EU nations beginning construction of their own Metal Gears in response have surfaced as well. It would appear the world is now engaged in a full scale arms race.

-France begins building an additional naval unit to meet the needs of France's expanding foreign policy goals. The French army also expands by a unit.


Middle East
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Italian soldiers coming under heavy fire in Zibqin, Lebanon.
-April- Iraq War: Iraqi's Prime Minister Maliki, a Shia, attemps to assert power over Shia militias in the port city of Basra. He declares it a fight to the end. The fighting spreads across southern Iraq and to Baghdad. Maliki has to call on the British and Americans for help. After a few days of warfare his fight ends in an truce with the leader of the Mahdi army, Muqtada al-Sadr. The fighting has killed an estimated 200 or 600 depending on the source.

-Houthi Insurgency: Armed incidents resumed in April 2008, when seven Yemeni soldiers died in a rebel ambush on 29 April.

-The government of Turkey issues an 18 month timeline for all weapons in possession of the PKK in Turkey, to have been handed over to the Turkish government, specifically in Trabzon. Analysts are skeptical about the number of weapons that will be turned in, despite agreements made. Nonetheless it appears the Turkish government is holding true to its agreement and making sure the transition and changes in the Turkish constitution are passed and implemented.

-The United States withdraws 2 units from Iraq and Afghanistan following with the new plan by General Petraeus to make the US led occupation more efficient, and to hand over more responsibility to the indigenous security forces in each country.

-In Jerusalem a judge has ruled that restaurants and cafes can sell leavened bread during Passover. This outrages orthodox Jews. They believe that religious law should be the law of the state of Israel for everyone, be he religious or not.

-People around the world are rioting because of food prices or availability: in Egypt, Mexico, Haiti, Yemen, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Guinea, Mauritania. In South Korea there is panic buying. In the Philippines, officials are raiding warehouses looking for unscrupulous traders hoarding rice. The rising price of oil has made food production more expensive. Nations are cutting back on their exports of food in order to have enough for their own people. Egypt's reduction of rice exports is hurting Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. On April 3, world rice prices rose as much as 30 percent.

-Pakistan's new government introduces a bill that lifts controls on the media imposed by Pervez Musharraf under his state of emergency.

-Al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, a Sunni from Egypt now in hiding in Pakistan, denounces Iran for describing Israel as behind the 2001 9/11 attacks in the United States. Zawahiri complains that Iran (under Shia rule) is trying to deprive al-Qaeda credit for the attacks.

-May- Pakistanis are complaining of no electricity for long periods of time. They are complaining about their utility bills and about food prices that have affected their eating habits. There is concern that the judges whom Musharraf dismissed have not yet been restored. There is widespread disappointment with the new government. One Pakistani who was interviewed said that life is becoming unlivable. People are talking about emigrating.

-In Lebanon UNIFIL troops from Italy come under heavy fire after receiving intel about a weapons cache in Zibqin. Upon entry Italian forces came under RPG, and heavy machine gun fire. It is believed professional mercenaries were engaged in the fight along side Hezbollah, based on the logistic prowess displayed by the attacking forces. Japanese Special forces deployed to Majdal Zun also came up against heavily armed Hezbollah forces, but managed to drive them south rather quickly.

-War in North West Pakistan: The Government of Pakistan signed a peace agreement with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Despite the agreement sporadic fighting continued .

-Houthi Insurgency: Worshipers were killed and 55 wounded in a bombing at the Bin Salman Mosque in Sa'dah as crowds of people left Friday prayers. The government blamed the rebels for the bombing, but the Houthis denied responsibility. Shortly after the attack, three soldiers and four rebels died in overnight skirmishes.

-Iraq War: the Iraqi Army, with Coalition air support, launched an offensive, dubbed "Charge of the Knights", in Basra to secure the area from militias. This was the first major operation where the Iraqi Army did not have direct combat support from conventional coalition ground troops. The offensive was opposed by the Mahdi Army, one of the militias, which controlled much of the region. Fighting quickly spread to other parts of Iraq: including Sadr City, Al Kut, Al Hillah and others. During the fighting Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from militiamen in Basra to the point that the Iraqi military offensive slowed to a crawl, with the high attrition rates finally forcing the Sadrists to the negotiating table. Following talks with Brig. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Qods brigades of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the intercession of the Iranian government, al‑Sadr ordered his followers to ceasefire. The militiamen kept their weapons. Basra "residents overwhelmingly reported a substantial improvement in their everyday lives" according to The New York Times. "Government forces have now taken over Islamic militants' headquarters and halted the death squads and 'vice enforcers' who attacked women, Christians, musicians, alcohol sellers and anyone suspected of collaborating with Westerners", according to the report; however, when asked how long it would take for lawlessness to resume if the Iraqi army left, one resident replied, "one day".

-Iraq War: In May, the Iraqi army – backed by coalition support – launched an offensive in Mosul, the last major Iraqi stronghold of al-Qaeda. Despite detaining thousands of individuals, the offensive failed to lead to major long-term security improvements in Mosul. At the end of the year, the city remained a major flash point.

- In Lebanon, rifle and grenade fire has broken out between opponents and supporters of the Western and Saudi backed government. Opponents are largely Hezbollah supporters. Driving the opponents are protests against rising fuel and food prices. The armed rising followed the pro-Western Siniora government deciding to strip Hezbollah of its private underground telecommunications system, which was crucial to Hezbollah during the war with Israel.

- Talks in Qatar result in Lebanon's Hezbollah (Party of God) having veto power in a new Lebanese cabinet of national unity. The use of arms or violence will be forbidden in settling political differences. In the US the Johnson administration considers Hezbollah a terrorist organization, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice approves of the talks, saying, "We view this agreement as a positive step toward resolving the current crisis."

-In Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman wins a virtually uncontested election for president, agreed to in Qatar last week as part of resolving Lebanon's recent crisis. Jim Muir reports for the BBC that "Never before has an election here produced such an eruption of jubilation among the people, across the spectrum of sect and politics."

-June- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, responds to the accusation of Iran building a nuclear bomb. He says "No wise nation would be interested in making a nuclear weapon today. They are against rational thought."

-War in Afghanistan: The British prime minister announced the number of British troops serving in Afghanistan would increase to 8,030 – a rise of 230. The same month, the UK lost its 100th serviceman. , Taliban fighters demonstrated their ongoing strength, liberating all prisoners in Kandahar jail. The operation freed 1200 prisoners, 400 of whom were Taliban, causing a major embarrassment for NATO.

-King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a Sunni, is holding a three-day conference in Mecca. He speaks of the tolerant nature of Islam. Attending the conference, and sitting next to the king, is the former president of Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a Shia, who asks that Muslims emphasize what they have in common.

-Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki meets President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who pledges to help Iraq's security. Maliki is quoted as saying, "Iraq is looking forward to Iranian companies taking part in developing its infrastructure."

-Hamas admits that it lied in blaming deaths in Gaza on an Israeli air strike. It admits that the massive explosion was an accident by militants preparing to attack Israel.

- At the oil summit held in Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah speaks of his willingness to pump more oil, but he joins his oil minister in asserting that supply is not the problem. The king has seen the price of oil rise despite his move to put more oil on the market. He again blames soaring oil prices on speculators. He criticizes high fuel taxes and speaks of increased consumption by developing economies. And he speaks against blaming OPEC.

-The United States delivers further military equipment to the Iraqi security forces to help bolster the army while the US 'surge' continues to wind down.

-Palestinian militants fire at least two rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel, violating the truce that began six days ago agreed to by Israel and Hamas.

-Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry announces that in the last six months security forces have arrest 701 persons suspected of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks on oil facilities and other vital installations. According to the Arab News, the minister described among the arrested Saudis and foreigners who "were trying to regroup and strengthen the Al-Qaeda terror network in Saudi Arabia." The minister said among those arrested "181 have been released as there was no evidence to prove their connection with terrorist groups.”

-Australia commits 1 Naval unit and 1 Air Unit to UNIFIL forces in Lebanon, in an effort to help stabilize the region and root out Hezbollah fighters. The government also withdraws one land unit from Iraq and sends it to Southern Afghanistan along with one additional land unit. Southern Afghanistan is proving to be a problem area within the country. Helmand province already has a reputation for being the most lawless province in the country, giving coalition troops their fair share of action with the Taliban.

-Australian SASR have found more evidence of an Iranian connection to Hezbollah after raiding the Hezbollah controlled village of Remeich. Computer documents recovered from the raid contain an inventory of weapons bought from Iranian & Syrian contacts in Bastra, along the Syrian boarder.

-Reports from Iran state that the Iranian Space Program has been placed in jeopardy. A worm has found its way into computers at the Iranian Space Agency. Analysts foresee a set back on future advancement due to the worm deleting key engineering files.

-China sends 100c worth of aid to Iraq, reminding the Iraqi government that China is commited to being Iraq's friend and economic partner.

-The Pakistani Army started another offensive against militia fighters in Kyhber, codenamed Sirat-e-Mustaqeem (lit. Righteous Path). The military took control of a key town and demolished an insurgent group's building. In this offense, one militant was reportedly killed while two soldiers died in Swat valley.
North America & Caribbean
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A Raven Sword contractor stands guard on a street in a Tijuana, Mexico.
-April- Mexico's state owned oil company, Pemex, is losing money. It is running out of oil and would benefit from deeper drilling. Foreign drillers have the technology and expertise to do this, but Mexico's Constitution forbids Pemex from joint ventures with private and foreign companies. Mexico is in political fervor with leftists opposed to foreign exploitation.

-Mexican Drug War: General Sergio Aponte, the man in charge of the anti-drug campaign in the state of Baja California, made a number of allegations of corruption against the police forces in the region. Among his allegations, Aponte stated that he believed Baja California's anti-kidnapping squad was actually a kidnapping team working in conjunction with organized crime, and that bribed police units were being used as bodyguards for drug traffickers. These accusations sent shock waves through state government. Many of the more than 50 accused officials quit or fled. The progress against drug cartels in Mexico has been hindered by bribery, intimidation, and corruption. On April 26, 2008, a major battle took place between members of the Tijuana and Sinaloa cartels in the city of Tijuana, Baja California, that left 17 people dead. Legitimate Mexican government officials contract Raven Sword PMC explaining it has no ties to localities in Mexico so that members cannot be intimidated, or easily bribed by the Cartels. Their plan is to insert Raven Sword contractors alongside trusted police units into cities that are cartel strongholds.

-May- An article in the May issue of Vanity Fair reports: "Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics --ruthless legal battles against small farmers – is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.

-In Cuba, a law against owning a home computer has been lifted. In recent weeks, thousands of Cubans have been spending their savings on other previously banned goods, such as mobile telephones and DVD players.

-In describing troublesome trends that distinguish the 21st century from the 20th, General Michael V. Hayden, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, puts exploding populations at the top of his list.

-Lizabeth Diaz reports that businesses in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, are collapsing, that business people daily are facing "threats of extortion," that investments in industry are being scared away and that downtown Tijuana is virtually deserted. Rival gangs are warring for control of the city.

- The US lands a spacecraft on Mars, its scientific instruments intact.

-Mexico's conservative government announces its plan to give poorer citizens 120 pesos ($11.55) a month to help them cope with rising food prices. Mexico also gives free public transportation to the poor. One-third of Mexico's population is said to be below the "poverty-line."

-June- George Soros, the billionaire investor who seems to know markets, tells the US Senate Commerce Committee that oil prices "have a strong foundation in reality" (supply and demand). He also says he believes that the doubling in the price of oil over the last year is due partly to investment institutions, such as pension funds, pumping money into indexes that track the cost of crude. He worries about an oil price bubble.

- In California, developers are unable to satisfy state law requiring long-term water supplies. And water shortages are impacting farming, which will contribute to rising food prices. California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, proclaims a statewide drought and orders immediate action.

-Cuba announces its plan for wage differentiation, overturning what has been in place in Cuba since 1959. It is hoped that it will improve production and services.

-Regarding the heavy rains and worst flooding in a decade in the Midwest, the New Orleans and Dutch examples of preparedness and infrastructure again appear. Erik Loehr, professor of civil engineering at the University of Missouri, says, "... for the most part we know how to design levees to withstand the floods. It's a matter of getting the financing to be able to support that construction ..."

-American cyber defense and offense technology has reached a new cutting edge, offering a nearly impenetrable defense to outside hackers according to US Military analysts. (Advance to CC level 4 complete).



Pacific
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The view from one of Australia's newest carriers.
-April- The Australian Navy orders the construction of two additional Naval units, Which puts Australia on track to have a larger Navy then that of the UK and France. Not to be outdone by the Navy, the Australian Army expands by 4 units. Some analysts question Australia's need for such a military overhaul, others point to actions by North Korea and China as the leading cause for such expansion.

-May- The Australian Navy completes its updated Carrier program, based on US designs (ACC L2 complete). The RAN also completes an updated Heli Carrier Program (AAS L2 complete) in a continuing wave of advancement and expansion for the RAN.

-June- Malaysian authorities estimate there are 130,000 illegal immigrants in the province of Sabah – on the island of Borneo. Many of them are Filipino or Indonesian. The Malaysian government announces that it will begin deportations, including those illegals who have lived in Sabah since the 1970s.
South America
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A member of Ecuador's secret service returning fire at the motorcade attackers.
-April- In Paraguay, a former bishop, Fernando Lugo, has won the presidency, ending 61 years of conservative Colorado Party rule. Many Paraguayans are ecstatic.

-President Hugo Chavez urges Colombia's rebels, FARC, to end their four-decade struggle. "The guerrilla war is history," he said. "At this moment in Latin America, an armed guerrilla movement is out of place."

-A meeting between Hugo Chavez and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil takes place in Rio. President da Silva worked toward a negotiation with President Chavez in order to have Venezuelan troops pull out of Colombia. After promises of investment by Brazil, Chavez agrees to withdraw his troops, but wishes a meeting take place so that reparations to his ally, Ecuador, can be made. Pressure from Mercosur is also thought to have played a part.

-Latin Americans respond with anger to a new European Union law designed to discourage more illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants could be imprisoned for 18 months before being deported. Hugo Chavez, Rafael Correa, Evo Morales and the retired Fidel Castro are among the upset.

-The Union of South American Nations, an intergovernmental organization between states in South America, falters due the conflict between Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

-May- Colombian-Ecuador Conflict: Colombian magazine, Revista Semana, published an interview with Colombian defense minister Juan Manuel Santos in which Santos mentions the death of Manuel Marulanda Vélez. The news was confirmed by FARC-commander 'Timochenko' on Venezuelan based television station Telesur on May 25, 2008. 'Timochenko' announced the new commander in chief is 'Alfonso Cano'. a dozen jailed paramilitary leaders were extradited to the United States on drug-related charges

-Along the Colombia-Brazil boarder the Brazilian government has begun erecting additional checkpoints along road ways. It has been acknowledged that creation of these checkpoints is in relation to events in Colombia, and fears that the conflict will open up new opportunity for drug cartels.

-Government subsidies are unveiled in Brazil to buy up farm interior lands and re-distribute them to landless farmers. The subsidies are a starting point for a rumored agriculture reform within Brazil.

-Colombian-Ecuador Conflict: After agreeing to a Chinese suggested conference regarding the Colombia-Ecuador conflict, Colombia receives aid from China. The government of Ecuador also receives aid from China for the same reason. China calls for a ceasefire, and reminds all sides the UNSC will not tolerate further escalation of the conflict. China further states that the conflict needs to be investigated, and offers some of their own investigators to discover what exactly happened along the Colombian-Ecuador boarder. Colombia responded by pulling back its troops towards positions within its own boarder.

-June- Petrobras (Brazil's National Oil Company) has started investigating the Pre-Salt region off the coast of Brazil. The company plans to begin construction of Oil rigs in the most oil rich areas surveyed. The project is a lucrative one for outside investors if the amount of oil is able to outweigh the large investments necessary to extract it.

-The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, and Vice President Lenín Moreno have been assassinated in a horrific terrorist attack. Their motorcade was hit as it traveled through Ecuador's capital, Quito. Witnesses describe the attack as professional, and very quick. Eye witness statements say that the lead car was hit by some sort of IED. The presidents car fell victim to a described electro-magnetic blast, from a large gun wielded by a dark skinned woman with blond hair. José Cevallos, President of the National Congress is now acting president. Military officials accuse Jose Cevallos of being corrupt, and possibly on Colombia's payroll. The military of Ecuador blames Colombia for the assassination, alleging the Colombian government hired mercenaries to carry out the assassination. Foreign analysts are concerned that the military of Ecuador may try and instigate a coup against the Cevallos government.





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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 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-4,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), GM3 (Q2 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: +295
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: Dmitry Medvedev, 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: 10/11 -11; [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) (3 Q1 2009)
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-4
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: +260
Deficit: -2300
Credit Income: +156 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +29 Caspian oil,; -135 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: +299[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil; -72 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
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: 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(L4 Q1 2009), , 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: +295
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +202 [+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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines


-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
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: +263
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,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 (4 Reserve) -4; [1 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL, 2 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 3/4 (3 Reserve) -4; [2 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL]
Naval Units: 4/5 -5; (1 Q4 2008) (2 Q1 2009) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 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-2, AAS-2, 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), 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: +113 [+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: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 3/5 -5; (1 Q4 2008) (1 Q1 2009) [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(L3 Q4 2008) / 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: +245
Deficit: -200
Credit Income: +138 (+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; -12 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, 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: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-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: +252
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: +258
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +83 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics,+3 Brazilian Agriculture; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel (Litos)
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



-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) -6; [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (1 Reserve) -5;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Economy: +200
Deficit: -400
Credit Income: +67 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +15 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron; -23 deficit]
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: +204
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 (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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(L4 Q1 2009), 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: +227
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





-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (VACANT)
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-3, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-2,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: , 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:




-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
Conflicts:


-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (VACANT)
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: +263
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,
==


-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 (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:


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)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: 2008 invasion of Anjouan




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


-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



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: 2008 Invasion of Anjouan
==


-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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,2008 Invasion of Anjouan
==
-SLM/A-
Sphere: Chad
Ideology: New Sudan Movement
Units: 2


-Tanzania-
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/India
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur, 2008 Invasion of Anjouan
==


-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: Insurgency in Laos

-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar



-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, South Thailand insurgency


-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

-Armenia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/Russia
Military units: 1/2 [1 Nagorno-Karabakh]
Air units: 0/1
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==


-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: 2
Conflicts:
==

-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==


-Georgia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: US/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1 , NDC 1
Economy: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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:
==
Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1



-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: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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:
==



-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,Al Qaida Insurgency in Yemen

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Mexico-
Government:Federal presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/US
Military Units: 0/4 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Mexican Drug War





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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 Colombia]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==





-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 W.Venezuela]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 W.Venezuela]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==

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Re: World News

Post by scorpion » 22:41:28 Sunday, 01 October, 2017

Turn 11-Q3-Today We Are All Demons

Map: https://i.imgur.com/g69gxUr.png

News:
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia







United Nations
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Hezbollah fighters take position on a rooftop.
-July- In the UN the debate continues about UNIFIL involvement in Lebanon, and wider western involvement in the Middle East. The US has suggested an UN no fly zone over Lebanon and Russia has voiced that further militarization in the region could cause escalation in violence. Japan, and other Western powers voice backing for UN actions in Lebanon and state that the situation is escalating due to Hezbollah's connections with Iran and Syria. Sanctions on Iran have been proposed by the US, Japan and some of their allies as a possible means to stem the flow of weapons into Lebanon. However nations like China with a budding interest in the region have dubbed this as "heavy handed". The conversational issue devolved into an argument over the authority of the UN. Nothing concrete has come of the meeting aside from the fact that Japan and Italy have implemented sanctions on Iran. They are likely to be followed by other UNIFIL members.

-September- Recently Russia has called upon the UN to impliment sanctions on Georgia, which President Medevev has dubbed a "rogue state". However Russia has not put forth a vote in the UNSC itself as of this time.

Africa
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French jet flies over Southern Chad.
-July- In Zimbabwe, reports of action by apparently intimidated opponents of President Mugabe have not reached the world press, and "African leaders" talk about Mugabe's recent fraudulent election.

-An editor for Zimbabwe's official daily newspaper, the Herald, writes: "...let's face it, foreigners with hidden agendas are trying strenuously to magnify the differences between the ruling and opposition parties in Zimbabwe..." He states that "Now is the time for leaders of opposition and ruling parties to wave the olive branch across the narrow divide to flag off a meeting between them to find a homegrown solution of their political conflicts."

-The Chinese military base in Dijbouti has reached completion. With China's presence growing in Africa and in the Middle East, analysts predict PLA troops will be occupying the base in the very near future.

-Chadian Civil War: In Chad, another movement for the "true Islamic faith" meets a set back. Government troops kill its leader, Ahmat Israel Bichara, and "more than sixty" of his followers. The Chadian government is also given money and advisers from France to help stabilize the country as rebel forces are pushed back.

-Chadian Civil War: French forces dig in at the boarder between Chad and Sudan to choke the supply of weapons coming in from Sudan. They are successful in their mission, and rebel forces continue to dwindle. Overwhelming air power and search and destroy missions make the rebel organizations more and more desperate. Many begin surrendering their arms to the French and Chadian forces or flee the country to Gindra.

-National unity talks begin in Zimbabwe.

-August- In the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi is overthrown by a military coup. He was elected in March 2007 in the country's only multi-candidate election for the presidency since the country's independence from France in 1960. Abdallahi had just moved to replace senior army officers. Coup leader,Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, is expected to succeed Abdallahi as president.

-Conflict in the Niger Delta: The Nigerian government launched a massive military crackdown on militants along with the Contract Forces of Africa PMC. They patrolled waters and hunted for militants, searched all civilian boats for weapons, and raided numerous militant hideouts with success.

-In Somalia, Islamists win control in the port city of Kismayu. Elsewhere are rival militias, occupying Ethiopian troops, rival clans, chaos, fighting, lawlessness, drought and people on the run. Mass starvation is expected.

-Central African Republic Bush War: The CPJP finally acceded to the Libreville comprehensive agreement.

-September- US secretary of state visits Libya for the first time since 1953. Libya's de facto leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, has become a most popular leader in Africa, winning praise from Nelson Mandela and others. In Libya he is moving toward privatization and individual responsibility and away from bureaucracy. He wants to give oil money directly to people to spend on education. He wants society to "reformulate itself in a new, free, and democratic way."

-South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki agrees with his political party's call for him to resign. A large part of the displeasure that many in his party (the Africa Nation Congress) have toward him has been his economic policies. Mbeki has been too oriented toward free enterprise for them and they are complaining about unemployment and under performance of the economy.
Asia


-July- In Mongolia, people riot in response to what they believe are fraudulent elections in their country. In the capital, Ulan Bator, they set fire to the ruling party's headquarters. Another group attacks a police station and fails in an attempt to confiscate weapons. The melee leaves five dead. Thousands defy a 10 pm curfew, refuse to disperse and protest through the night. Police use tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannon and declare a four-day emergency.

-China has announced it will be providing weapons research assistance to Syria in the areas of small arms and main battle tank production. Syria has yet to create research programs for either area, but is expected to do so as the year winds down.

-The JDF unveil the completion of their new MRAP (Level 2 MRAP complete). Some analysts suggest that it implies that the JDF will be getting further involved in the War on Terrorism, where such vehicles are needed. Japanese Cyber Defense and offense capabilities reach the cutting edge of technology (Level 4 CC Complete).

-Mongolia's capital, Ulan Bator, has been calm since the one-day of rioting a week ago. There is no more government declared emergency. International observers have described the elections as fair, but the opposition party is asking for a partial recount. It is reported that of the 8,000 who protested a week ago many were young unemployed men.

-In China, an extensive government investigation has been conducted on the death of the girl over whom a reported ten thousand people rioted on June 29 in Guizhou Province. The conclusion is that the girl, Li Shufen, died from drowning, that she had had no sexual intercourse before her death and that the last the three people who had contact with her had no connections to officials. The rioting appears to have been in response to rumor: that Li Shufen had been raped and killed by the son of a local official.

-Japan offers aid to China after the earthquake in Sichuan Province. JICA rescue personnel and medical professionals were placed at China's disposal. Japanese relief supplies of food and medicine, tents, and prefabricated housing were provided to affected individuals and areas. The aid marks improving relations between China and Japan. China itself also invests in sending Earthquake relief to Sichuan Province. Doctors and nurses report that despite the disaster many people seem to be in good spirits.

-China also sends disaster relief to Burma after the country got hit by the past cyclone. The aid is welcomed by the Burmese government, as are the advisers offered by China.

-The JICA continues its work in south-east Asia, this time sending significant aid to Burma alongside the JNDF’s military deployments in the region, providing relief for the 250,000 victims of the cyclone.

-August- Japanese worry about dwindling schools of tuna. They temporarily suspend tuna fishing and plan for periodic suspensions.

-JAPEX makes an investment, building rigs to extract resources close to home from the deep offshore oilfields off the coasts of Niigata, Akita and Hokkaido, in order to help reduce Japan’s dependence on foreign oil importation.

- In Burma, the military arrest people demonstrating on the 20th anniversary of the crushing of democracy in their country. A Buddhist monk complains to ABC News about a lack of support from the international community. ABC News protects his identity.

- Nepal's president swears in the Communist former guerrilla chief, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, alias Prachanda, as prime minister. Prachanda was elected prime minister last week.

-The Japanese navy deploys 3 naval units, including two fleet escort carriers Akagi and Kaga, to the newly finished JNDF base on Socotra. The JNDF has effectively established a presence in the Indian ocean from which support for allies, or aid to those in need can be launched from.

-The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Masahiko Kōmura, makes a tour around the Asia-Pacific Region, meeting with national leaders and other foreign ministers in order to build support for the Asian Development Bank proposal.

-South Korea dispatches 1 naval unit, and 1 air unit to the Levant to serve under UNIFIL command.

-War in Afghanistan: Civilian deaths from air strikes results in Afghanistan's government calling for an end to NATO's use of air strikes in their country. Accusations are made that a recent air raid killed 90 civilians. The United Nations joins the call. NATO forces operate in Afghanistan under UN authorization. Air power has been described as a cheaper way of conducting war than using instead more ground forces with their more precise and more discriminate use of weapons.

-Japan formally renounces the Yoshida Doctrine. This has effectively been renounced already in practice since the end of the Cold War, but the position of the Japanese state is now that the Seiki-ka (Normalisation) Policy has replaced the Yoshida Doctrine. Japan is committed to acting as a twenty-first century civilized democracy, and engage enthusiastically in maintaining world peace and security through the United Nations and other international organisations.

-September- China launches its third manned mission into space, to include its first spacewalk.

-In response to Iranian involvement in Lebanon, Japan freezes Iranian assets and ends trade deals between Japanese and Iranian corporations. Japan ceases all flow of Japanese vehicles to Iran. For the same reason, Japan supports wider sanctions to be placed against Iran, in order to reduce Iran’s trade influence and put political pressure on Iran to act in accordance with the United Nations. In Q4 of 2008 it is expected that the UN will meet and discuss further sanctions on Iran.

-Japan offers to facilitate talks between the MILF in the Philippines and the Filipino government in order to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict and allow the JNDF forces and Filipino military to focus on the other rebels. The talks are to be held in Q4 2008.

-Like Russia, China begins its own Cyber augmentation program. The PRC also begins a nano-machine implementation program. Analysts mark Chinese determination to stay ahead when it comes to weapon technology as the sector continues to grow rapidly.

-In response to North Korea restarting the Yongbyon reactor, South Korea invests in over hauling their Self Propelled AA capabilities (Upgrade to L4 SPAA). The new vehicle will be made to help phase out the K263A1 and the K30 Biho.

-South Korea also begins building extensive fortification in the metro Seoul area by building shelters and civil defenses.

Europe
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Georgian tanks role into South Ossetia to combat separatists.
-July- Thousands gather to mourn and commemorate the death of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, killed ninety years ago while being held captive by the Communists. The Romanov family has been canonized as saints by the Orthodox Church.

-Farmers in Norway demonstrated against possible cuts in Norway’s high protective tariffs.

-The French government settles up the remaining amount of their deficit. Russia also pays off a small portion of its own debt, and continues upgrading upgrading outdated infrastructure.

-A South Ossetian separatist militia official was killed by explosions on 3 July and several hours later an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Dmitry Sanakoyev, the leader of the Georgian-backed Ossetian government, injured three policemen. On 7 July, four Georgian soldiers were captured by South Ossetian separatists. The next day, the Georgian president ordered police to get ready to liberate the soldiers. A scheduled visit of Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, to Georgia took place as well.

-Like Japan, Italy implements economic sanctions against Iran. Some sources say their will be other European nations that will follow. Opposition states that economic sanctions will only further alienate Iran, making the government desperate and dangerous.

-Russia creates a squadron of its new UCAV class.

-August- An e-mail to the BBC: "I am from Serbia and I am glad to see this criminal [Radovan Karadzic] sent to The Hague. The protests here showed that the support for the war criminals comes from the worst corners of Serbian society... Patriots are not those who burn other people's houses. I am proud of Serbian history but not what Serbs did in the 1990s."

-Russia announces the completion of 4 new metal gears. Making it the current leader in the amount of active Metal Gear weapons platforms. Russia's EU neighbors, and Georgia continue to worry about their own security and look to further expand their military capabilities in anyway possible. There are talks within the Georgian government about joining NATO. Russian officials widely oppose Georgia joining NATO or the EU.

-Russia also unveils its new IFV tech program. The new tech being retrofitted into the BMP-3 will give extend the life of Russia's current premier IFV class(Completed L4 IFV research).

-The French navy begins construction of two additional fleets, not to be out done by the other nations expanding their naval power, and projection capabilities. 2 additional Naval units are also sent to Mayotte.

-British counter-intelligence officials speak of al Qaeda overcoming its disorganization of recent years. They speak of it being based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region and describe it as successfully recruiting, training, possessing organizational communications channels and building dispersed cells.

-In Iraq, Kurds want a referendum in Kirkuk on whether it will be governed by the Kurd's regional government. Kirkuk is historically Kurdish. Arabs and Turkmen live there and these ethnic groups don't want to give the oil-rich region back to the Kurds. The conflict threatens the provincial elections for later this year that are seen as necessary for political reconciliation.

-Russia has been suffering from unrest among the Ingush people (in the province of Ingushetria) as well as people in the neighboring province of Chechnya. (Both provinces border with Geogia.) Russian police are accused of murdering a popular website owner in Ingushetria, Magomed Yevloyev, soon after having arrested him. Yevloyev was a critic of Russian government policies.

-Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is in Russia and agrees to the formation of a new energy pact.

-France announces that it has upgraded its cyber capabilities. France is now one of a few nations with a cutting edge cyber division (L4 CC completed).

-A Georgian police lorry was blown up by an improvised explosive device on the road near Tskhinvali, injuring five Georgian policemen. In response, Georgian snipers assaulted some of the South Ossetian border checkpoints, killing four Ossetians and injuring seven.

-Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia: Ossetian separatists began intensively shelling Georgian villages , with a sporadic response from Georgian peacekeepers and other troops in the region. During the night of , grenades and mortar fire were exchanged. The number of Ossetian casualties rose to six and the number of injured to fifteen, including several civilians; the Georgian casualties were six injured civilians and one injured policeman. According to the OSCE mission, the incident was the worst outbreak of violence since 2004. A 1992 ceasefire agreement was breached by Ossetian artillery attacks.

-Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia: The Russian deputy defense minister, Nikolay Pankov, had a secret meeting with the separatist authorities in Tskhinvali. An evacuation of Ossetian women and children to Russia began on the same day. According to researcher Andrey Illarionov, the South Ossetian separatists evacuated more than 20,000 civilians, which represented more than 90 percent of the civilian population.

-Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia: South Ossetian president Eduard Kokoity said that about 300 volunteers had arrived from North Ossetia to help fight the Georgians and thousands more were expected from the North Caucasus. Georgian authorities organised a tour for journalists and diplomats to demonstrate the damage supposedly caused by separatists. That day, Russian Ambassador-at-Large Yuri Popov declared that his country would intervene on the side of South Ossetia. The destruction of the village of Nuli was ordered by South Ossetian interior minister Mindzaev. About 50 Russian journalists had arrived in Tskhnivali. They were waiting for "something to happen". A pro-government Russian newspaper reported on 6 August: "Don Cossacks prepare to fight in South Ossetia".

-Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia: Mortar and artillery exchange between the South Ossetian and Georgian forces erupted along almost the entire line of contact, which lasted until the dawn of 7 August. Exchanges resumed following a brief gap in the morning. At 14:00 on 7 August, two Georgian peacekeepers were killed in Avnevi as a result of Ossetian shelling. At about 14:30, Georgian tanks, 122 mm howitzers and 203 mm self-propelled artillery began heading towards South Ossetia to dissuade separatists from additional attacks. During the afternoon, OSCE monitors recorded Georgian military traffic, including artillery, on roads near Gori. In the afternoon, Georgian personnel left the Joint Peacekeeping Force headquarters in Tskhinvali.

-Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia: 1 Georgian unit has moved into South Ossetia and works to suppress the South Ossetian separatists, another unit moves into Abkahzia and does the same to separatists in that region. South Ossetian, and Abkhazian separatists look toward Russia for support.

-Russian investments in new medical fields fall short this year. Economists are saying the amount needed to expand just isn'nt there.
Middle East
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President Saleh of Yemen during his speech.
-July- While visiting the United Arab Emirates, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks of establishing full sovereignty for Iraq and a timetable for a withdrawal of US troops. To help Iraq's reconstruction, the United Arab Emirates has cancelled Iraq's debt.

-Houthi insurgency in Yemen: President Saleh of Yemen declared an end to fighting in the northern Sa’dah governorate.

-War in North West Pakistan: Clashes erupted between the TTP and a faction of pro-government Taliban militants. The fighting ended with 10–15 of the pro-government fighters were killed and another 120 were captured. Among the captured were two commanders who were tried under "Islamic" law by the Taliban and then executed. Heavy fighting with another separatist group, the BLA in Baluchistan Province, killed 32 militants, 9 soldiers and 2 civilians. More than two dozen militants were captured and a large weapons cache was found.

-War in Afghanistan: a coordinated Taliban attack was launched on a remote NATO base at Wanat in Kunar province. French troops suffered their worst losses in Afghanistan in an ambush with 10 soldiers killed in action and 21 injured. Later in the month, an airstrike targeted a Taliban commander in Herat province and killed 90 civilians.

-Reports from Israel indicate that its Iron Dome project has been delayed due to malicious interference from an outside source. Not many details of what was affected were provided to the media, just that a set back would follow.

-Additional weapons cache's in Bastra, Halta, and Shaba along the Syrian-Lebanon boarder have been raided, reportedly by Australian SASR units. It would appear that the amount of weapons pooring into Lebanon has yet to be hindered.

-In Syria, both the Syrian government and the Chinese government make a joint investment into Syria's oil production seeking to increase efficiency and productivity by upgrading their current oil producing infrastructure. In order to provide security for their oil investments China begins construction of a military base in the oil producing province of Deir ez Zor with permission of the Syrian government. The announcement draws sharp criticism from western analysts who say the presence of Chinese troops in the region further complicates diplomatic goals in the region.

-Syria pays off a 188c worth of its deficit.

-Australia deploys an additional air unit to Afghanistan in support of NATO forces in the country.

-August- In Pakistan there has been dancing in the street with yesterday's announcement by President Musharraf that he is resigning. One Pakistani says "the entire nation is happy." Another worries about a lack of direction.

-War in Afghanistan: NATO's largest operations in Helmand, Operation Eagle's Summit, aiming to bring electricity to the region.

-War in North West Pakistan: The heavy ground fighting erupted in the Loisam area of the Bajaur district. The Loisam lies on the strategically important road leading towards the main northwestern city of Peshawar. The fighting started when hundreds of foreign fighters poured into the area and began attacking armed forces. After four days of fighting , the military was forced to withdraw from the area. It resulted in confirmed killing of 100 militants and 9 soldiers, and another 55 soldiers were missing, at least three dozen of them captured by the militants. While the fighting was going on in Bajaur, in the Buner area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, the militants killed at least nine policemen in an attack on a check post. The checkpoint was then abandoned, and the army troops withdrew to Khar, the main town of Bajaur Agency. There were reports that the town of Khar was then besieged by tribal militants.

-War in North West Pakistan: In response to the military offensive in Bajaur, two suicide bombers attacked the POF Laboratories in Wah while workers were changing shifts. The attack killed at least 70 people.

-War in Iraq: The US military signs a paper that gives authority in Anbar province to the Iraqi governor. On April 28, 2003, an incident involving US forces in the province's major city, Fallujah, helped turn the province into a center of anti-US insurgency, and this insurgency was joined by a rise there of al-Qaeda. By 2006 insurgents in Anbar province were sick of al-Qaeda. Alliances were made with US forces against al-Qaeda. Anbar is the eleventh of eighteen provinces that has allied itself with Iraq's central government.

-Iraq agrees on a future plan that gives oil production rights to a Chinese petroleum corporations.

-Syria recruits 2 more land units into the reserves, and dispatches 2 more to the Syria-Lebanon boarder. The people of Israel are concerned with Syria's show of force. UNIFIL troops aswell complain of Hezbollah fighters having free reign across the Syrian-Lebanon boarder.

-September- A "One Million Signatures" campaign for women's rights has been underway in Iran since August 27, 2006. Four more women have been sentenced to six months in jail for participating.

-In Pakistan, parliament and provincial assemblies elect Benazir Bhutto's widower, Ali Zardari, as successor to President Musharraf. Insecurity and fear of instability persist.

-Syria recuits 1 air unit, and places it in the reserves.

-The Syrian military also begins reforming its land warfare doctrine (Upgrade to Level 3 LDC). Notably, the focus is a more de-centralized command model, Officers are also be allowed more flexibility in decision making. Foreseen problems arise as Syria would need and updated MBT,IFV, and SAA program in order to make strides in doing so. World analysts agree, while Syria boasts a decent sized army, the weapons technology just isn't there yet. Syria would have to work on forming bonds with other nations concerning weapons tech, to be considered LDC3. Analysts predict possible future weapons tech partnerships with China and possibly Russia.

- In Saudi Arabia it is announced that the Human Rights Commission is to cooperate with the Saudi Lawyers’ Committee "to provide free legal service to those unable to bear the cost of litigation" – to quote the Arab News.

- Saudi Arabia's most senior jurist proclaims it permissible for the state to execute owners of television stations that broadcast debauchery.

-Syria invests heavily into new Irrigation Systems along the Euphrates River Valley and the Balikh and Khabur rivers. The goals seems to be to supply more agriculture domestically and reduce exports from elsewhere.

- Today Pakistani intelligence claims that Pakistan's military fired warning shots at two American helicopters, forcing them back to Afghanistan.

-Pakistan's military claims that in the last month it has killed "1,000 militants" in the tribal area of Bajaur, which borders Afghanistan.

-Hezbollah grows by 2 units in Lebanon. Some western analysts predict Lebanon as future location where Jihadists from around the world will gather to fight Western powers and their affiliates, identical to what happened in Iraq. More concerning to the west and UNIFIL forces is how much more effective Hezbollah fighters are becoming, especially over the past three months. This leads analysts to believe Hezbollah has acquired more members from military backgrounds, or training frequency has been increased.

-Syria pays off a portion of its deficeit.

-The United States withdraws 1 air unit from Afghanistan and 2 units from Iraq bringing the American presence in the Middle East down to pre-surge levels. The Americans continue to work closely with the Iraqi and Afghan governments to continue to combat insurgencies in their respective countries.

North America & Caribbean
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Lehman Brothers Bank NYC Branch.
-July- In Cuba, state owned farming has been a disappointment. To improve food production, the Cuban government is set to give more farm land to private enterprise. Farmers doing well will be able to increase their holdings by as many as 99 acres.

-August- USA Today and others report that scientists confirm the link between global warming and more powerful rainstorms.

-September- The credit crisis continues. The Dow is at 11,221, down from 14,000 eleven months ago.

- A crisis at Lehman Brothers bank freezes money markets around the world. The stock of Lehman Brothers has been falling. Lehman brothers has been an international player and benefactor from selling what will become known as toxic assets. One of its creditors, JP Morgan Chase, has been asking for its money. Secretary of the Treasury Paulson has announced that it will not rescue the company. Lehmen is forced to file for bankruptcy. Global credit markets freeze.

-The US House of Representatives fails to pass the financial rescue plan. US stocks plunge between 7 and 9 percent. A credit freeze continues.
Pacific
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Australian soldier carries out military exercises.
-July- Australia mobilizes 4 reserve land units and 3 reserve air units. The government of Australia has indicated it will continue to play a growing role when it comes to events in the Middle East.

-The Australian Army also unveils a new MRAP, built to better protect Australian soldiers from the hazards faced in the Midddle East (L2 MRAP research complete). Australia now also boasts a cutting edge Cyber division with a very high capability level (L4 CC research complete).

-September- People and members of parliament in Malaysia have been rebelling against their prime minister, Ahmad Badawi,since 2003. They consider him corrupt. Malaysia's traditional media is severely regulated, but use of the internet is advanced. There is extensive blogging that government has not controlled. Badawi's government now sees blogging as a threat and has begun closing the websites of internet critics.
South America
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Pieuvre Armament recruitment poster displayed in Quito, Ecuador.
-July- The Colombian armed forces launched Operation Jaque that resulted in the freedom of 15 political hostages, including former Colombian presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American military contractors employed by Northrop Grumman and 11 Colombian military and police. Two FARC members were arrested. This trick to the FARC was presented by the Colombian government as a proof that the guerrilla organisation and influence is declining.

-August- The government of Hugo Chavez announces the nationalization of the cement industry in Venezuela owned by the Mexican cement giant Cemex.

-In Ecuador a number of Police and military officials do not support the new president, or his calls of a ceasefire with Colombia. He is viewed as a coward who will bend in the face of what they perceive as blatant Colombian aggression. Some police officials stop showing up to work, and a number of soldiers go AWOL. Rumors of a possible military coup surface as disgruntled military and law enforcement personnel gather support among areas containing a sympathetic populace.

-China urges the governments of Colombia and Ecuador to keep to the ceasefire they signed. Chinese investigators work to discover the cause of the conflict on the boarder however it is becoming dangerous as the situation in Ecuador deteriorates. Chinese investigators report small arms being fired in their direction, and one attempted kidnapping.

-September- The government of Ecuador contracts Pieuvre Armement to maintain security in Quito and the surrounding towns in the face of possible rebellion. The PMC may be the only thing that will allow the government to withstand an attempted military coup. Pieuvre Armement contractors have already engaged in multiple firefights near Quito.

-Australia invests in finding pre-salt oil reserves in Brazil with some success. However it may take more investments with the aid of the Brazilian government to expand the full realm of possibility when it comes to extracting the oil.


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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 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; [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-4,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), GM3 (Q2 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: +290
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: Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/20 (90 Reserves) -20; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (7 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/11 -11; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 0/4 -4; (3 Q4 2008) (3 Q1 2009) (
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-3, 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-4
Specific/Secret- CAUG-0(L1 Q4 2008), ZL(Q3 2009), MOR(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +255
Deficit: -2284
Credit Income: +154 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +30 Caspian oil,; -134 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): 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, Deir ez Zor-Syria Base (Q2 2009).
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +292
Deficit: -1224
Credit Income: +305[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil,+6 Syrian oil; -72 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
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: 1/8 (4 Reserve) -8; [1 Levant]
Naval Units: 6/8 -8; (4 Q4 2008) [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 1 Arabian Sea, 3 Socotra]
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-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3(L4 Q1 2009), , AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008) , PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-4, 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 JNDF Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS, Socotra JNDF Base
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +291
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +202 [+25 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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil,+5 Japanese Oil; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines







-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
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: +258
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,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/8 (0 Reserve) -8; [1 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL, 2 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 4/7 (0 Reserve) -7; [2 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL, 1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 4/5 -5; (1 Q4 2008) (2 Q1 2009) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 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-2, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-2, AAS-2, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1(L2 Q4 2008) , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-4 , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP(Q4 2008), HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +225
Deficit:
Credit Income: +109 [+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,+3 Brazilian pre-salt oil; ]
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: +209
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +76 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+10 German Pharamceuticals,+10 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum,+0 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: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 5/5 -5; (1 Q4 2008) (1 Q1 2009) (Q2 2009) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant, 2 Mayotte]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-2(L3 Q4 2008) / MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-4, 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,RFG (L1 Q1 2010)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base(Q4 2008)
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +240
Deficit: -0
Credit Income: +150 (+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; -0 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 -10 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 2/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Naval Units: 2/6 -6 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
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, Seoul Defenses(Q2 2009)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-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: +247
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: +258
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +83 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics,+3 Brazilian Agriculture; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel (Litos)
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(Q3 2010)
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



-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) -6; [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (2 Reserve) -5;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-1 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2 (L3 Q1 2012), ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Economy: +200
Deficit: -400
Credit Income: +96 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +25 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron,+9 Syrian Agriculture; -12 deficit]
Conflicts:
==

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: +204
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 (VACANT)
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(L4 Q1 2009), 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: +227
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





-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (VACANT)
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: +252
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: , 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:




-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
Conflicts:




-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 (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:
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)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:




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


-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: 4/5 [4 Niger Delta]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/2 [1 Niger Delta]
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

-Rwanda-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere:
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units:
Naval Units:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC , ADC , NDC
Economy:



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
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: Insurgency in Laos

-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar



-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, South Thailand insurgency


-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

-Armenia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/Russia
Military units: 1/2 [1 Nagorno-Karabakh]
Air units: 0/1
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==


-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: 2
Conflicts:
==

-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==


-Georgia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: US/EU
Military Units: 2/2 (2 Reserve) 1 South Ossetia, 1 Abkhazia
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1 , NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia
==





-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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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:
==
Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1



-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: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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: 2




-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:
==



-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,Al Qaida Insurgency in Yemen

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Mexico-
Government:Federal presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/US
Military Units: 0/4 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Mexican Drug War





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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 Colombia]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==





-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 W.Venezuela]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 W.Venezuela]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==



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Re: World News

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Turn 12 Q4 2008-The Russian Spectre

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World News:
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia


United Nations
Image
Illustration depicting the threat Russia poses to its neighbors
-As conflict rages in the Caucusus it is expected that the UNSC will meet over the issue in order to find a peaceful resolution. However with growing world sentiments edging toward self preservation in the wake of a new arms race. Some world powers may not seek to get involved on the wrong side of the Russians.
Africa
Image
A Somali pirate heading out to sea to raid trade vessels.
-October- In Malawi, the introduction of irrigation, crop diversification, science and soil management is producing a new abundance of crops and new hope.


-Chinese representatives are seen landing in Zimbabwe. Their business is unknown to the local media.

-Chinese representitives met with Kgalema Motlanthe new President of South Africa. It would appear PResident Kgalema Motlanthe will continue his predecessors policies with China.


-Kivu conflict: The UN's largest peacekeeping force – 17,000 strong – is engaged in fighting against rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo against the army led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda. Contributing nations being Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi. Nkunda's forces control several major towns. Refugees are on the move, and hunger prevails. Some are angry with the UN for not having protected them.

-China sends 3 land units, 2 air units, and 4 Naval units to their new base in Dijbouti. The Chinese president thanked the Dijbouti government for their continued cooperation with China, and assure them that the benefits of providing this base will be forthcoming over the next few months.

-November- In Somalia, radical Islamists in power in the port city Kismayo are reported to have alienated people because of the death of a thirteen-year-old girl, Asha Ibrahim Dhuhulow. She had been raped by soldiers and then charged with adultery by a court. She was buried up to her neck. She pleaded for her life and was then stoned to death.

-Somali pirates are believed to have anchored their seized Saudi oil tanker off the coast of Somalia. Somali pirates have had been receiving ransom money from shipping companies and living well, in big houses, with new cars and beautiful women.

-For the BBC, Martin Plaut writes about an alliance between Islamist hardliners, known as the Shabab, and Somali pirates. The Shabab hold points "all along the Somali coast." They "have a degree of control over several pirate groups and provide operating funds and specialist weapons in return for a share of the ransoms being paid to free the ships and crew."

- Somali Islamists turn against Somali pirates, criticizing them for having targeted ships from Islamic nations.

-In Nigeria the mostly Christian-backed governing party, the People's Democratic Party, is declared to have won the state elections in Plateau State. With claims that the elections had been rigged, Muslims from the Hausa community attack Christians, and Christians fight back. Mosques and churches are set afire. The rampaging kills at least 238 people.

-December- In Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, around forty soldiers disgusted at having to wait hours in line at a bank go on a rampage and are joined by civilians, and they loot shops. Police look on in amusement before the rampage is finally quelled. Zimbabwe is suffering a cholera epidemic. People are wondering whether the military support, which makes Mugabe's power possible, is beginning to crumble.

-The expected decline or demise of Somali piracy is unfolding. Seventeen days ago an Australian ship sank a Somali pirate boat. Today a Japanese warship, destroyed a boatload of "suspected" Somali pirates and takes seven of them prisoner.

-In Zimbabwe the economy has collapsed and with dysfunction has come a cholera outbreak with death numbers climbing toward 800. But rather than Zimbabwe being in rebellion and its people defying military authority, they are passively starving or fleeing to a neighboring countries.

-Zimbabwe's "President" Mugabe says "I am happy to say our doctors have been assisted by others, and WHO (World Health Organization] and they have now arrested cholera." He adds that there is no more reason to invade Zimbabwe than to invade Britain for its mad cow disease.

- In Zimbabwe, Mugabe's Information Minister, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, describes the cholera outbreak as a "genocidal onslaught on the people of Zimbabwe by the British".

- Andrisson Manyere, an accredited freelance journalist, is abducted from his home in Harare, Zimbabwe.

- Somali pirates capture two more ships, one an Indonesian tugboat contracted to a French oil company and the other a Turkish cargo ship.

-In Mali, Tuaregs attack an army base. They signed a peace agreement with the Mali government in July, but they say they want more negotiations, more resources directed their way and more autonomy. The Tuaregs are largely camel riding pastoral people whose territory was divided in the 1960s with the creation of independent nations. What had been their territory is now part of Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya and Burkina Faso. Their total population is estimated at 5.2 million. Desertification and prohibitions on nomadism have been an aggravation. Some have been forced to abandon herding and are seeking jobs in towns and cities.

-Guinea's president, Lansana Conte, dies. The army maintains order and promises the creation of a consultative council of civilian and military chiefs. Lasana Conte was not a popular ruler – despite having won three elections. He was dependent on military support.

- In Guinea, an army officer, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, is declared president of an interim administration that will rule for two years. Looking happy and kind as he convoys through the streets, thousands cheer him. But government officials look for help from the international community, complaining that they still have power that is being usurped illegally.

- At army barracks in Guinea, Captain Camara meets with government officials and tells them that he will not be one of the candidates for president in December 2010. He tells the government officials, "You can go back to business. Let us just avoid armed conflict, which would drag our country into fratricidal war." Prime Minister Ahmed Tidiane Souare agrees and tells Camara, "We are at your complete disposal." Camara describes his purpose as restoring order to the country and ridding the country of corruption. Local radio reports Camara as saying that already "people who are starting to show up with bags of money to try to corrupt us ... They've tried to give money to our wives and cars to our children.

-Members of the Lord's Resistance Army have fled from Uganda into the Democratic Republic of Congo. There, according to the BBC, since Christmas they have killed more than 400 people, and they are trying to advance their reputation for righteousness by cutting off lips as a warning not to speak ill of the Lord's army.


Asia
Image
SAM sites that are a part of China's mainland defense network.

-October- Leaders in China's Communist Party announce an agreement on a reform plan to create more individual responsibility and creativity in rural land management and more government investing in rural education, health, housing, pensions and employment – a plan it is hoped will double per capita wages for rural people by 2020.

-China pays of 200c worth of debt.

-In Vietnam, a judge sentences journalist Nguyen Viet Chien to two years in jail. A human rights group calls it "revenge" against a daring journalist revealing state corruption.

-China also begins investing in an advanced cyber division to combat new threats that face the up and coming super power of the East.

-China's mainland coastal fortifications have been completed. The defenses offer China adequate defense against Naval assault and Aircraft.

-The Japanese government sets aside a tranche of emergency funds in order to bail out any affected Japanese businesses, with the aim of protecting the savings and economic welfare of Japanese citizens from being affected.

-November- The attack in Mumbai that began on the 26th ends with at least 195 dead and 295 injured. Among the dead is the anti-terrorist squad chief Hemant Karkare, who led the charge against the attackers. Just as the 9/11 attack in New York City was a follow up on a previous attack, the latest attack in Mumbai may be a follow up on a terrorist assault in Mumbai in 2006 that killed nearly 200. That assault was by a group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen. Just as the 9/11 attack was against buildings with symbolic significance, so too were the attacks in Mumbai – at the Taj Mahal Hotel, near the Taj Mahal, in India's great financial center. And an attack was made against a Jewish center, where attackers murdered six hostages before they were annihilated.

-China congratulates the new government of Nepal on their successful revolution. China offers Nepal future support for their developing nation which the government of Nepal indicated it would appreciate.

-December- The recent attacks in Mumbai are believed by experts to have been the work of ten soldiers belonging to the much greater army of Lashkar-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous), another group with origins in the war against the Russians in Afghanistan. Their objective is political: to end Indian rule in Kashmir, and it includes restoration of Islamic rule in parts of South Asia, Russia and China. They are responsible for the 2006 attack in Mumbai that killed 211. They planned to kill 5,000 in their latest attack in Mumbai, targeting US and British tourists and Jews. They have participated publicly in charity drives, and they collect funds internationally designated for terrorist activities.

- India's military has been seeking permission to attack the Lashkar-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) complex near Lahore in Pakistan, not far from India's border. India's government is requesting Pakistan's government to take strong action, including handing to them 20 militants and the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. The complex, known as the Markaz-e-Taiba (Holy Center), has mosques and, it is said, madrassas with more than 3000 students.

- The People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) calls off its protests and its shutting down airports after a court bans Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from politics. PAD drew its support from the middle and upper classes in Thailand. They were opposed by less educated and rural elements who accepted the government's description of events.

-The BBC reports that Thailand's PAD movement, which closed down airports recently, had the kind of support that assured its success: support from the army and entrepreneurs, including, it is believed, two banks, and support of the queen and therefore the monarchy. The opposition Democratic Party now says it has enough parliamentary support to form a government.

-Fareed Zakaria in a Washington Post article describes Pakistan's army as the real power in that country, with President Asif Ali Zardari changing to timidity in the face of the army's response to the attack against Mumbai. "Whether the Pakistani military was involved in the Mumbai attacks," Zakaria writes, "remains unclear." He writes of the attackers having been trained by men with titles such as colonel and major and as using communications channels in their operation that are known intelligence services (ISI) channels. A former head of Pakistan's intelligence, General Hamid Gul, told Zakaria in an interview that aired yesterday that Zionists and US "neo-cons" had been the force behind the 9/11 attacks.

-Pakistan puts the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, under house arrest.

- Japan's navy captures 23 pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

-In Thailand, a vote in parliament, 235 to 198, makes opposition leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, the new prime minister – the fifth in a little more than two years. Abhisit is leader of the Democrat Party, a right-of-center and pro-monarchy party. Abhisit speaks against corruption, favors measures described as populist and has been an opponent of military rule, including the military coup in 2006.

- In China it is announced that the Central Commission of Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has for the year ending in November disciplined nearly 5,000 officials above the county-chief level – officials involved in "corruption, bribery, acting against [the] public interest and other breaches of discipline or the law."

-The Japanese Navy completes creation of 4 naval units. The Navy also completes their littoral combat ship program bringing about a new class of ship for the Japanese Navy.

-South Korea completes their new advanced UCAV program(L3 UAV complete).

-The Indian Navy completes its new Littoral Combat ship prgram(LCS 2 Completed).


Europe
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Russian soldiers entering South Ossetia.

-October- The French government provides the liquidity that French financial institutions need to stay afloat and get rid of their bad loans. With strong decisive action and investment in the financial industry, the French government hopes it can emerge from the recession stronger.
-President Sarkozy announces sanctions on Iran in response to the death of French UNIFIL troops and the murder of the French ambassador in Lebanon by weapons provided to Hezbollah from Iran. Analysts believe Iran will work tirelessly to establish new trade deals for areas affected by the sanctions.

-Britain's navy begins establishing a program to retrofit its Amphibious Assault Ships. (Upgrade to L2 AAS).

-Britain and Germany impose sanctions on Iran joining Italy,France and Japan. British Prime Minister John Prescott states the threat to global peace that Iran poses is too great to simply do nothing.

- In recent decades Icelandic financiers have become big international players in the world's financialization boom, and now, with an international banking crisis, Prime Minister Geir Haarde announces that there is a "very real danger ... that the Icelandic economy, in the worst case, could be sucked with the banks into the whirlpool and the result could have been national bankruptcy." Iceland's currency falls about 30 percent to record lows against the euro as the country tries to avert financial meltdown.

-November- Swiss are angry with their country's largest bank, the Union Bank of Switzerland, UBS, which is seeking a bailout by the Swiss government. UBS lost money in the US sub-prime mortgage market.

-The British Army unveils the completion of its static artillery retrofitting program. (L3 SA completed).

-In the face of recession the British government reveals a tax break to help mitigate damage done to the economy and hopefully stimulate it.

-The French Navy holds exercises with the French Marines that focus on coastal operations in Mayotte.

-In Sweden, Rolf Wolff, dean of the school of business at Gothenburg University, has called on the government to nationalize Volvo and Saab – to keep Sweden in the auto industry. The Swedish government is waiting to see what happens with the US parent companies of Volvo and Saab, Ford and GM, before deciding on financial support for the two companies.

-Russo-Georgian War: Heeding the cry for support of South Ossetian separatist militias, The Russian Army enters Georgia with overwhelming force. 18 Russian land Units, and 4 Russian Metal Gear units enter South Ossetia, with 6 more land units promised by President Medevev to be mobilized later on. The Georgian land Unit occupying South Ossetia is destroyed utterly, and takes 1 Russian land unit with it leaving 17 Russian land units in South Ossetia. 1 Russian Metal Gear unit is destroyed by the Georgian Air force and its Sukhoi Su-25's. The Georgian air force is however blasted into pieces in the air by anti-aircraft vehicles and Metal Gear weapons. The only Georgian unit remains in Abkhazia, bogged down by Abkhazian separatist army. Meanwhile Russian forces could easily capture Georgia's capital of T'Bilisi if the Georgian president does not enter negotiations with Moscow. The world shudders as Russia casts a large shadow over the Caucasus and its neighbors by using large Metal Gears en-masse for the first time in the worlds history. It is expected the Georgian president will negotiate terms before Russia inflicts further damage upon the Georgian military.


-December- In Greece, a policeman having killed a 15-year-old, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, has left the country in rebellion against its government. Today there is a general strike.


-The British Royal Navy begins constructing another Naval unit to better aid Britain's allies overseas.

-The British government also invests in infrastructure projects around Britain's major cities to ease travel within and outside of them. More trains are being made available to city transit authorities.

-Russia invests in the creation of another UCAV air unit. Russia also invests in building 1 more Zmey class Metal gears and 2 more Likho class metal gears. Meanwhile the Russian military announces the completion of 3 additional Metal Gears bring their total number to 6 active units.

-The Russian government also continues upgrading the countries infrastructure with a focus on transportation routes. Roads and rails are being updated at a quickening pace. Russia also pays off some of its national debt.

-The French navy completes creation of a naval unit. The French Airforce completes its new UCAV program. (Upgrade to UCAV L3 Complete). THe French Navy completes its new Littoral Combat Vessel program. (Upgrade to LCS L2 complete). The French Space program also completes research allowing France to build life sustaining spacecraft that could conduct a moon landing. It is an achievement few countries can display. (SEC L3 research complete).

-The French Navy completes its Naval base on the island of Mayotte. The base stands promoting French influence along the East African coast and into the Indian Ocean.

-Germany unveils its new APC, the GTK Boxer. (APC L4 complete).

Middle East

Israeli F-16's strike Hamas targets in Gaza.

-October- Iran opens new government run farms in an effort to expand Iran's agricultural capabilities in the face of possible sanctions from its trading partners.

-Iran ceases all oil exports to Japan harming a portion of the Japanese economy due to Japan's reliance on oil from the Middle East. Analysts predict Japan will look for alternative oil trade partners, and continue expansion of its domestic oil resources.

-In South Waziristan (inside Pakistan) a missile strike by a US drone aircraft is said to have killed a Taliban leader and, it is said, twenty others whose bodies were dug from the rubble.

- In Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah launches the foundation for the kingdom’s first women-only university, which is to have a capacity for 40,000 students.

- Cuba opens an embassy in Saudi Arabia. The United Nations General Assembly approves its thirteenth annual resolution condemning the US embargo against Cuba. Three nations side with the United States against the resolution: Israel, Palau and the Marshall Islands.

-November- Afghan President Hamid Karzai complains again to the United States that air strikes are counterproductive. He complains about civilian deaths in a bombing on November 3 in Kandahar Province.

-The Japanese Air force deploys 2 air units to its new base in the UAE.

-Rumors surface that Iran has begun aiding Syria in developing its own indigenous arms industry. Supposedly Chinese investors were to take part as well, but it does not appear that the Chinese committed to Syrian arms development.

- The Iraqi government signs an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation to extract oil. No US firms have signed such an agreement. In early 2003 some in the US were claiming that the US was going to war in Iraq because of interest in its oil.

-November- In Iraq's 275-member of parliament, of the 198 who are present 149 vote in favor of US troops pulling back from Iraqi streets by mid-2009 and leaving entirely by the end of 2011. Iraq's government hails the vote as a prelude to full sovereignty for their country. Those opposed want the US to leave sooner.

-The United States continues shipping military equipment to the Iraq and Afghan military. Both armed forces are continually being supported in their efforts to combat insurgent activities in their respective countries.

-December- Public opinion in Egypt remains hardline. Newspapers and politicians are pressuring their nation's top Muslim cleric, Sheikh Tantawi, to resign. Their grievance: at an interfaith conference in New York in November Shekikh Tantawi shook the hand of Israel's President, Shimon Peres.

-In Tyre, Lebanon propaganda surfaces urging youths to join Hezbollah in the struggle against Israel and UNIFIL forces attempting to impose Zionist influence within the Levant. Hezbollah members have been spotted throughout the city planting IED's and other makeshift fortifications. Hezbollah forces grow by a unit. Heavy weaponry is also moved into the city by Hezbollah forces. It would appear that Hezbollah is beginning to drift outside of the Southern portion of Lebanon. Government action may follow if violence spreads away from the Israeli boarder into central Lebanon.

-President Ahmadinejad of Iran meets with President Gaddafi of Libya. The two men discuss UNIFIL operations in Lebanon and escalating violence in the Southern portion of the country. Iran's president is un-able to gain commitment from Libya in condemning UN operations in Lebanon.

- Hamas announces that it will continue firing rockets "until Israel ends its aggression." In the dark of night a Hamas rocket-firing crew with a pickup truck exposes itself to Israeli high tech spotting devices. Boom! The crew is obliterated. And the Israelis know that the number of crews that Hamas can field is limited.

- In a televised speech from an undisclosed location in Gaza, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh announces that "Victory is near, God willing, and it is closer than people think." Regarding a truce, he speaks as one might when heading for a military victory. He offers the Israelis no assurances regarding their security. He says that first "Zionist aggression must end without any conditions."

-The cease fire between Hamas and Israel, agreed to in June, expired a few days ago. It was not renewed, and rocket attacks on Israel launched from Gaza have continued. Israeli F-16 bombers strike key targets across the Gaza Strip, killing at least 225 people according to local medics. Israel is claiming its right to self-defense. Hamas vows revenge attacks and fires Qassam rockets into Israel.

- Israel continues its military operations in Gaza. Their strategy is to eliminate Hamas as a political force in Gaza in order to stop attacks from there into Israel. Some Israelis have concluded that striking militarily merely to teach Hamas a lesson is futile and therefore dumb. In Egypt and elsewhere, anti-Israeli demonstrators work at their analysis and accuse Israel of terrorism.
North America & Caribbean
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US economic plan to combat recession.
-October- US congress approves the revival of the Glass-Steagal act in an effort to combat the effects of the recession. The effects are yet to be known.

-Investment advisers in the US have been slow in coming to terms with the fact that the economy is in the kind of difficulty that produces a steeply declining stock market. This week people with stocks are dismayed. The investing public has been described as like mushrooms: left in the dark and fed manure. Stocks represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average end the week down 18.2 percent. And today, Asian and European markets are hit by more panic selling. The Dow is down 40 percent from its high last year. Small investors, including people with retirement accounts, are hurting.

- On this Sunday in Cuba a Russian Orthodox cathedral opens. Raul Castro is present and calls it "a monument to Russian-Cuban friendship."

-November- According to a US intelligence study, described by Scott Shane in The New York Times, al-Qaeda's “unachievable strategic objectives, inability to attract broad-based support and self-destructive actions” are leading to the group's decay. “The appeal of terrorism is waning,” said the report.

-National Geographic reports that oceans are becoming acidic ten times faster than previously predicted. The increasing acidity is described as unbalancing ecosystems "and could trigger a dramatic shift in coastal species and jeopardize shellfish stocks."
Pacific

Bodies of Bali Bombers laid to rest.
-October- The Australian Navy completes and additional naval unit and their new Littoral Combat Ship program.
-The Australian Air Force also completes its new UAV program, offering the Air force greater recon capability without being detected. Advanced UCAV's are also availaible.

-November- In Indonesia, three Islamic militants are executed by firing squad for the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people. They have been described as eager to be martyrs for their dream of a South East Asian caliphate. A tiny minority of radicals have been gathering at the various home villages of the three condemned men to pay their their respects.

-In New Zealand the right-of-center National Party takes advantage of economically bad times and in elections defeats the Labour Party. Prime Minister Helen Clark, in office for nine years, will step down. She is succeeded by John Key.

South America
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A Chinese investigator landing at a coastal port in Ecuador and preparing to leave the country.
-October- The Los Angeles Times reports that in rural Brazil girls as young as fifteen have been thrown into jail routinely with male prisoners, gang raped and forced into sex in exchange for food, with prison police being complicit or indifferent.

-November- Uruguay's Senate and Lower House have voted to decriminalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, arguing that it will reduce the number of women dying from illegal abortions and that it will advance the rights of women. The Roman Catholic Church in Uruguay has warned legislators who voted for the bill that they could face ex-communication.

-December- China recalls its investigators from Colombia and Ecuador removing China from the conflict. The Chinese government notifies both the Colombian and Ecuadoran governments that attacks on Chinese investigators did not go unnoticed.


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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 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; [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-4,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), GM3 (Q2 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: +288
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +123 [+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, -25 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==





-Russian Federation-
Leader: Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 19/19 (90 Reserves) -19; [2 Chechnya, 17 South Ossetia]
Air Units: 0/16 (8 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/11 -11; [2 Arctic Ocean, 2 Baltic Sea, 2 Black Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 3/6 -6; (3 Q1 2009) (3 Q4 2009)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-3(L4 Q1 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-3, 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-4
Specific/Secret- CAUG-1,ZL(Q3 2009), MOR(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +253
Deficit: -2234
Credit Income: +156 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +30 Caspian oil,; -131 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,Russo-Georgian War
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1




-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 3/36 (140 Reserves) -36; [3 Dijbouti Base]
Air Units: 3/22 (6 Reserves) -22; [1 Malaysia, 2 Dijbouti Base]
Naval Units: 10/12 -12; [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea, 4 Dijbouti Base]
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(L4 Q3 2009), 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, Dijbouti Base, Deir ez Zor-Syria Base (Q2 2009).
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +292
Deficit: -1024
Credit Income: +317[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil,+6 Syrian oil; -60 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
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: 3/8 (4 Reserve) -8; [1 Levant, 2 UAE Base]
Naval Units: 6/12 -12; [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 1 Arabian Sea, 3 Socotra]
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-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-3(L4 Q1 2009), , AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-2, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP,ITER-1,OMG,EHM (Q2 2009),KNT2(Q4 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDF Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS, Socotra JNDF Base, UAE Base.
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +283
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +198 [+25 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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil,+5 Japanese Oil; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines







-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
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; (1 Q3 2009)[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-3; ACC-3, AAS-1 (L2 Q2 2009) , 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: +256
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,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 4/8 (0 Reserve) -8; [1 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL, 2 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 4/7 (0 Reserve) -7; [2 Iraq, 1 UNIFIL, 1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 4/6 -6; (2 Q1 2009) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 Levant ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-2, AAS-2, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-2 , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-4 , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP, HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +225
Deficit:
Credit Income: +108 [+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,+3 Brazilian pre-salt oil; ]
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-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +209
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +61 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+0 German Pharamceuticals,+0 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum,+0 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.,+5 Iranian Agriculture ; -12 defecit)
Conflicts:



-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/6 (5 Reserve) -6 [3 Afghanistan, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 5/6 -6; (1 Q1 2009) (Q2 2009) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant, 2 Mayotte]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2(L3 Q1 2009) , RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-3.
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,RFG (L1 Q1 2010)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base.
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +238
Deficit: -0
Credit Income: +149 (+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; -0 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 -10 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 2/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Naval Units: 2/6 -6 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-3 / 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, Seoul Defenses(Q2 2009)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa








-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: +253
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +83 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics,+3 Brazilian Agriculture; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:




-Israel-
Leader: Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel (Litos)
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-1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q3 2010)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +209
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



-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 3/6 (4 Reserves) -6; [3 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/5 (2 Reserve) -5;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-1(L2 Q3 2009) / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2 (L3 Q1 2012), ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Economy: +200
Deficit: -274
Credit Income: +96 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +25 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron,+9 Syrian Agriculture; -16 deficit]
Conflicts:
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Vacant Nations:
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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: +204
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 (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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(L4 Q1 2009), AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +227
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +111 (+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
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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





-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (VACANT)
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-2, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-2(L3 Q1 2009)
Specific/Secret- FP-2,ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +252
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: , 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,
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:




-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
Conflicts:




-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 (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
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 (VACANT)
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-3/ 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: +247
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
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Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 2


-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT
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:


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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)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:




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


-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: 4/5 [4 Niger Delta]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/2 [1 Niger Delta]
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

-Rwanda-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units:
Naval Units:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC , ADC , NDC
Economy:



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
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: 1/5
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: Insurgency in Laos

-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar

-Nepal-



-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, South Thailand insurgency


-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

-Armenia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/Russia
Military units: 1/2 [1 Nagorno-Karabakh]
Air units: 0/1
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==


-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: 2
Conflicts:
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-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==


-Georgia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/EU
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Mobilized Q1 2009) (2 Reserve), 1 Abkhazia
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1 , NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia,Russo-Georgian War
==
South Ossetian Military
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1
==
Abkhazian Armed Forces
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1






-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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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:
==
Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1



-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: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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: 3




-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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-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,Al Qaida Insurgency in Yemen

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Mexico-
Government:Federal presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/US
Military Units: 0/4 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Mexican Drug War





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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 Colombia]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==





-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 W.Venezuela]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 W.Venezuela]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==


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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Russo-Georgian War
Israeli-Syrian Conflict
2009 Iranian Conflict
Rebellion in Ecuador



United Nations
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A Russian warship preparing to depart Svestapol.
-January- The first trial at the International Criminal Court is held. Former Union of Congolese Patriots leader Thomas Lubanga is accused of training child soldiers to kill, pillage, and rape.

-February- Former Serbian president Milan Milutinović is acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia regarding war crimes during the Kosovo War.

-March- The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant against President Oman al-Bashir of the Sudan, charging him with war crimes in Darfur. Bashir's defenders speak of a "neo-colonialist" plot to destabilize Sudan.

-China voices its concern over the overwhelming force used by Russia during the Russo-Georgian war. Germany voices the same concern and calls for an immideate ceasfire. The Ukraine elected not to renew the lease of the Svestapol naval base to Russia as a result. China and Russia continued to spar back and forth over necessary amount of force the invasion of Georgia would have required. Georgia put an edited ceasfire deal on the table that has yet to be signed by Russia.
Africa
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The late President Joao Bernardo Vieira.
-January- Police in Nigeria jail a goat believed to be an armed robber who transformed himself through witchcraft. The belief in witchcraft is reported as common in Nigeria.

-Malawi was approached by Syria in regards to a deal where Malawi exports food to Syria in exchange for oil. Malawi has indicated it would accept, once the money to facilitate the trade deal has been put forth.

-In Zimbabwe, after four months of effort, a "unity government" is agreed to. Morgan Tsvangira of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is scheduled to become prime minister in twelve days. South Africa, who helped broker the agreement, is committed also to help with Zimbabwe's recovery. Meanwhile, cholera deaths surpass 3,100 and the number of people infected with cholera has reached 60,000.

-February- At their summit in Ethiopia, African heads of state elect Muammar Gaddafi of Libya as leader of the Africa Union. Gaddafi favors a single military for Africa, a single currency and a single passport. A single military force would threaten the power of various military men.

-Speaking at the African Union summit, Muammar Gaddafi describes his country, Libya, as the best model for Africa rather than a multi-party democracy, which he describes as leading to bloodshed. Africans respect Gaddafi for his years as a leader in the forefront of issues and for Libya's generosity in aid. They have mixed feelings about his becoming leader of the African Union. Gaddafi has been opposed to al Qaeda from before 9/11.

-In Senegal, those having invested and borrowed for rice farming are under threat of losing everything because of the lack of stability in the rice market. Rice had not been farmed in Senegal until the rice shortages and the leap up in prices last May. Before that a rice farmer would have been unable to compete with imported rice. The price of rice is declining to a point that rice farmers cannot survive the competition of imported rice, and the government is not offering the new rice farmers stability in the form of trade protectionism.

-In Madagascar, police fire on unarmed anti-government demonstrators, killing at least twenty-three.

- In Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai is sworn in as Prime Minister by President Robert Mugabe. According to the state newspaper, Herald Reporter, part of the pledge was "not to reveal matters discussed in Cabinet and those committed to their secrecy."

-March- In Guinea-Bissau, soldiers shoot and kill President Joao Bernardo Vieira, ending his third term as president. The assassination follows the belief by military persons that the president was responsible for an explosion that killed the army chief of staff a few hours earlier.

- Southern African countries are refusing to recognize the authority of Andry Rajoelina's regime in Madagascar.

-The President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, is overthrown in a coup d'état, following a month of unrest in Antananarivo.
Asia
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Japanese Warships conducting training exercises near Okinawa.

-January- Japan establishes oil deals with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Mexico in order to help make up for Iran cutting off oil exports to Japan. Japan also continues expansion in its own off shore oil resources.

-The Chinese government states it formally declares an end the "unipolar" system that has resulted in stagnation, the degradation of moral values, and an increasingly decadent global atmosphere. The government states the US is but one pole, in a now multipolar world. Citing its duty as one of these super powers, China will now officially be taking a far larger and more prominent role within international politics. The Chinese military shall be expanded, the diplomatic corps shall be enlarged so that China has a suitable presence across the globe, and China shall be fulfilling responsibilities to the fullest in maintaining global security. President Hu Jintao said "We see wars across the world - and in Georgia, we see the brutal efficiency in which a major power can completely dismantle a smaller nation. We see the detestation wrought by metal gears, and we see how utterly the United States has failed the role which it assumed of its own volition. And yet, no solutions are in sight. China will aim to provide these solutions. " President Hu Jintao goes on to say "This announcement should not be seen as one of militarization or a sign that we intend to enforce our will - instead, it should be seen as an announcement that new possibilities of conflict resolution are now being opened, in these tense international situations. China will do its duty and combat the ailments that are leading humanity down an irreversible path of self destruction. "

-The Chinese military begins creating 3 metal gear units. The PLAF forms 2 additional air units and the Chinese Navy beings creation of 2 additional naval units. The Chinese military also announces it will be forming a modern MRAP program( Advance to L2 MRAP).

-February- In Bangladesh, border guardsmen have maneuvered for personal betterment in an old fashioned and politically naive way: seeking a raise in pay they have rebelled and shot their officers. The bodies of nine officers have been recovered. The two-day rebellion ended, the rebel soldiers surrendering their weapons.

- In Bangladesh, the bodies of 58 more military officers are discovered. Arrests of 200 suspected mutineers have been made. The amnesty originally promised the mutineers if they laid down their weapons has been withdrawn.

-Chinese and Indian officials meet and hold talks on anti-terrorism agreement between the two countries that would see increases cooperation between Chinese and Indian intelligence agencies when combating extremest groups such as the Deccan Mujahadeen. The details of the agreement have yet to be fleshed out and signed.

-March- Japan works to upgrade its missile defense system, making it a four-stage, four-layered defense system, utilizing THAAD technology from the Americans. The Japanese air force also forms 4 more air units as a response to the threat of North Korea. Japanese Air force generals say they will be composed of the F-15J Kai Plus. The Japanese Air force also mobilizes 6 of its reserves for multi-branch military exercises in the Pacific.

-The Chinese Air force announces the introduction of the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter into service. (L4 ASF completed).

-The JNDFA, JNDFAF and JNDFN, conduct major land, air and naval exercises in international waters in the Pacific Ocean, and on Japanese and allied island territories. Two equal teams of 3 Land, 3 Air and 3 Naval units divide up and operate from opposite ends of the designated zone, acting as one another's OPFOR. Zuikaku-class supercarriers are a focal point in the exercise. The exercise is taking place near Okinawa.

-Japan's VTOL program has been expanded allowing the creation and operation of top of the line VTOL aircraft. (VTOL level 3 complete). The Japanese also have completed a carrier program equal to that of the US Navy. The future of Japan's Navy could indeed be one similar to that of the US, providing security for its allies and interests overseas (Level 4 ACC complete).
Europe
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Latvian solider taking part in training along the Latvian-Russian boarder.

-January- Germany's center-right government led by Angela Merkel has unveiled an economic stimulus package worth about $67 billion. The package includes investments for railways, roads and schools and tax relief.

-Russo-Georgian War: In Kurta, South Ossetia locals report a single man has brought down a Russian Metal Gear. They tell the story of an unbelievable scene. Witnesses stated a rash of explosions drew their attention to the Russian Metal Gear which looked like its feet had erupted into hell fire. Reports state that a man with a rocket launcher scored a direct hit on the Metal Gears cockpit which erupted into flame. Analysts assume this man is the same soldier who destroyed Metal Gear REX. None other than Solid Snake.

-The Russian military completes 3 additional Metal gear units.

-UK Prime Minister John Prescott sends monetary aid to Estonia, Poland and the Ukraine. The money is rumored to be at the request of the receiving nations. The aid is followed by British Army units. 1 unit has been sent to Northern Poland, another to the Russian-Estonian boarder. Britain also mobilizes 2 additional units. 2 Polish units are also deployed to Northern Poland. Lithuania deploys a unit to its southern boarder and Latvia deploys a unit to its Eastern boarder with Russia. The deployments are in response to the Russian occupation of South Ossetia. NATO has voiced its alarm at Russian actions and is taking precautions along the boarders with Russia.

-The Russian Air Force introduces the modernized Sukhoi Su-34 and the Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter into service (L4 ASF completed).

-Slovakia adopts the euro as its national currency, replacing the Slovak koruna.

-The AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat is entered into service with the British Army. It replaces the aging Lynx. (Upgrade to L4 RWA complete).

-The French Navy completes 1 Naval unit. The French Air force also completes it modernization of its VTOL program (L3 VTOL Complete).

-In French cities huge crowds take to the streets. A nationwide strike disrupts rail and air services. People are unhappy about bank bailouts and believe they are paying, literally, for a crisis they are not responsible for.

-Protest rallies erupt in cities across Russia, supported by Russia's Communist Party. Some outside Russia are blaming the United States for the global economic crisis. The protesters in Russia are blaming Putin and want him to step down as Prime Minister. Police break up the demonstrations.

-February- Iceland is trying to recover from its economic crisis. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, 67, a Social Democrat, becomes Prime Minister in a coalition with the Left-Green Movement. She has been rising politically across decades and is the first openly gay head of government in modern times.

-It is officially confirmed that two nuclear submarines, one British and the other French, have collided underwater in the Eastern Mediterranean, each on patrol trying to keep its position unknown. Each of the 16 nuclear weapons on each sub has six times the explosive power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Some complain about the danger of these weapons dropping to the sea floor and deteriorating. Some wonder about the national defense necessity of these expensive everyday patrols.

-Russo-Georgian War: In Abkhazia it has been reported that the Abkhazian forces have hired Sergei Gurlukovich and his mercenaries to help them continue the fight against the Georgian Army. It is reported that Sergei Gurlukovich has been killed in Lata, presumably shot by a Georgian sniper. His daughter Olga Gurlukovich has taken charge of her fathers mercenary outfit.

-March- Serbia's judiciary sentences thirteen fellow Serbs for their having "murdered, tortured and inhumanely treated prisoners of war" in the village of Ovcara near Vukovar in Croatia in 1991.

-The president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, speaks out against more deficit spending, siding with Europe's governments in how to overcome the worst recession in a generation.

-Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek resigns following a no confidence vote in the Czech Republic's parliament.

-The British government pays off 100c of its deficit.

-The BBC's reports from Georgia say that Russia is seeking to re-assert its influence over former Soviet Republics by force where necessary. The BBC states that Georgia could be just the beginning and that British deployment to the Baltic and Poland are in defense of NATO members that once fell under the iron curtain. It is unknown how Russia will react to the deployment of NATO forces along its Western boarder but one thing is certainly clear, NATO will not let Russia get away with more then it already has.

-The Russian government orders its Black Sea fleets out of the naval bases leased by Ukraine. They are sent home to the Baltic Sea.

-7 Russian units withdraw to Russian territory, leaving South Ossetia. The Russian government still has yet to sign the edited peace terms presented by the Georgian government. It is unknown what the remaining Russian units in South Ossetia will be used for.

-The French government begins a large public works project to create new jobs and help repair and improve French infrastructure by repairing roads, expanding rail lines and making improvements on airports and the power grid. An young charismatic economic adviser, Emmanuel Macron also makes an effort provide higher speed internet across France. This is expected to quell some of the protesting that began couple months earlier.

-The German Aerospace Center completes its modern rocketry program and has announced that Germany is now capable of conducting lunar landings( SEC L3 complete).

Middle East
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An Iranian SAM site destroyed by Israeli Air force units.
-Janurary- In Gaza, in the sixth day of what Israel considers to be a war to defend itself, Israel's air force strikes the home of Nizar Rayyan, killing him and at least four other people. So far, Nizar Rayyan is the most senior Hamas leader killed in the war. He wore a military uniform, was a liaison between the group's military and political wings and had been calling for renewed suicide bombings against Israel. In 2001, according to the Israelis, he had sent his son on a suicide mission against them.

-Syria reaches out to Libya and Egypt in an effort to advance trade relations. Libya implied that it would be interested in furthering trade relations.

-Australia deploys an additional unit to Afghanistan in support of NATO operations. 2 Air units and and 2 ground units are also sent to the Levant in support of UNIFIL operations against Hezbollah.

-China and Iran continue to aid Syria in its development of its own small arms industry.

-4 units of the Japanese Navy move closer to the Persian Gulf within the Arabian Sea. Reports indicate the movement is a response to heightened tensions in the Middle East and the presence of a large number of Chinese troops in Dijbouti. The Japanese fleets are covered by 2 Japanese Air units based in the UAE.

-Japan extends the sanctions it enacted on Iran to Syria as well. The Japanese government cites Syrias close involvement with Iran and its foreign activities.

-In Baghdad, military responsibility for the Green Zone formally passes from the United States to the Iraqi government. Prime Minister Maliki calls this the "day of sovereignty for which we have waited for more than seventeen years."

- Demonstrators in the West Bank express outrage and express an ancient religious concept as an intended means of triumph against Israel's superior military machine: sacrifice. They chant "We will sacrifice our soul and our blood for Gaza."

-Syria invests further into their agricultural projects. The Irrigation projects intends to use modern machinery and farming techniques to obtain greater crop yield. The Chinese also invest in the project and provide Syria with an agricultural team to help oversee the project.

-Some who support Israel believe that sacrifice employed by Hamas includes a willingness to risk the lives of Muslim civilians by storing weaponry amid them.

- Israelis complain that after they vacated Gaza in 2005, instead of launching economic projects Hamas launched rockets and smuggled in vast amounts of weaponry. Hamas, they complain, does not support the right of Israel to exist and has launched violence against their country. They believe that their nation has the same right as other nations to employ its military to defend itself. They see cutting the supply of weaponry to Hamas fighters as part of this defense.

-Israel begins its ground campaign into Gaza. For Israel it is a showdown intended to end other than in a compromise that leaves Hamas in power. Hamas is also speaking against compromise, saying "we will not surrender or give in to your conditions." Israel had showdowns in 1967 and 1974, which they won. They had a war in 2006 in response to rockets being fired into Israel by Hezbollah from Lebanon, and outside Israel there was much bewailing over civilian casualties in Lebanon. Hezbollah emerged triumphant, and Israelis now believe that their country's military response then was too weak, and they believe this should not be repeated.

-Israel has begun a military occupation of Gaza. The occupation will better allow the Israelis to keep hostile weaponry out of Gaza and allow a flow in and out of non-military goods – the latter easing distress among the Gazans. The unknown is the extent or speed with which Israelis will be able to divide the Gazan populace from Hamas.

- From Israel comes a description of the Israeli government and citizenry being opposed to a lengthy reoccupation of Gaza. An alternative mentioned by one observer – not an Israeli is an international occupation force. This question brings to mind the UN force that stood between the Egyptians and Israelis at the end of the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

- Baghdad police report that a female suicide bomber killed at least 35 Shia pilgrims, including 16 Iranians.

- About the war between Hamas and Israel, Anne Applebaum, op-ed columnist for the Washington Post, describes current diplomacy as futile in ending the war. She writes that "This war won't be over until someone has won."

- Former President Carter claims that the Gaza War "could easily have been avoided." He suggests that Hamas tried to bargain in good faith but couldn't accept Israel's proposal to allow only 15 percent of normal supplies into Gaza. And so, Carter writes, Hamas resumed its rocket attacks. Israelis have a different view of Hamas. They see Hamas as ideologically opposed to the existence of Israel and, with help from Iran, bent on destroying it. They remember the former Hamas leader Nizzar Rayyan describing Israel as an "impossibility" and "an offense against God."

-The imam of the Grand Mosque of Mecca, Sheikh Saud bin Ibrahim Al-Shuraim, urges Muslim leaders "to do whatever is possible for the victory of their brethren in Gaza." A return to the Koran and Sunnah, he says, is a prerequisite for success. He links the "brutal crimes" of the Israeli forces to that of the Crusaders of the Middle Ages and he speaks of the failure of international institutions "to protect Muslims and their rights."

-Sixty Minutes reviews the steep rise in the price of oil and its fall last year. Back then, some economists and others were ignoring figures and blaming supply and demand. Some were blaming the Saudis for the rise. Sixty Minutes portrays the rise largely as Saudi King Abdullah had described it, as speculation. The rise in demand was for profits from rising oil prices. The expectation of profits evaporated when the bubble burst.

-The Israeli Defense Force categorically denies, with detail, the accusation that it is using white phosphorus. White phosphorus in bombs and shells produces serious burns or death.

-Pakistan Interior Ministry announces cooperation with India against the "common enemy" of terrorism. It says that it has moved against those suspected of being behind the Mumbai attacks of last November. It claims that among other actions taken it has closed web sites, training camps and has detained 71 people.

- According to a Wikipedia reprint of a report in Pakistan's News, in areas of the Pakistani state of Swat controlled by Taliban militants, "Some 400 private schools enrolling 40,000 girls have been shut down. At least 10 girls' schools that tried to open after the January 15, 2009 deadline by the Taliban were blown up by the militants in the town of Mingora, the headquarters of the Swat district." The Taliban militants have been at war with Pakistan's central (federal) government since 2007.

-An article in the New York Times reports that in Gaza Israeli soldiers destroyed the farming village of Juhr el Dik. The houses were flattened by bulldozers and tanks. The livelihood of the area, olive trees, were also flattened. It takes twenty years for regrowth. Israelis claim that Hamas fired on them from the area. Villagers say they had no close relations with Hamas, that Hamas drove in, fired a rocket and left.

-Italy's eminent newspaper, Corriere della Sera, reports that Hamas forced people to stay in homes from which they shot at Israeli soldiers. A Hamas soldier is described as shouting to fellow Gazans: "Cowards, the soldiers of the holy war will punish. And in any case all will die, like us. Attacking the Jewish Zionists we are all destined for paradise. Are you unhappy that we die together?"

-Hamas representative Usama Hamadan speaks of the ability to get weapons into Gaza during the peak of the war, under shelling. "It's our right to have weapons," he says. "We will continue bringing weapons into Gaza and the West Bank. No one should think that we will surrender."

-February- Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal visits Iran, President Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He thanks Iran for support in the "holy war" against Israel and describes Iran as his movement's "partner in victory." A crowd greets him with cheers.

-The war against Israel continues as another rocket from Gaza slams into Israel, this one landing in the city of Ashkelon. No one is injured. Israel's air force has been retaliating against these attacks.

- Results from Iraq's orderly and peaceful elections for government positions in the provinces are coming in. Hundreds of different political parties have candidates, including Sunnis who did not vote in 2005. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa party is reported to be doing well, winning support it is said because it represents national unity, order and security.

-More rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza. Israel's air force retalitates, bombing tunnels in southern Gaza.

-In Southern Lebanon, a Japanese Kawasaki OH-1 helicopter has been shot out of the sky by what is believed to have been a shoulder fired Anti-Aircraft weapon. The incident indicates that Hezbollah has continued to receive more advanced weaponry. The pilot is believed to have survived however he is assumed to be captured by Hezbollah. UNIFIL continues to route out weapons caches, however there seems to be too many weapons flowing into the country to stem the shipments effectively.

- In Pakistan, authorities admit that some people in the country were involved in the Mumbai attacks back in late November. India welcomes the announcement.

-In Al-Dimass, Syria, just West of Damascus firefights are reported. Syrian military personnel are said to be involved. Further reports indicate that weapons caches belonging to the Syrian military have been destroyed. The Syrian military immediately blames UNIFIL and top Syrian generals state that such audacity to enter Syrian territory will not be tolerated. Western analysts believe these Syrian weapons caches were responsible for supplying Hezbollah in Lebanon.

-Videos of what look to be UNIFIL soldiers shooting innocents in Southern Lebanon begin circulating the internet. The video also portrays Hezbollah as Martyr's and champions of the people. Western analysts believe the atrocities in the video were staged and committed by Hezbollah. However the videos effects on the population in Southern Lebanon appear to have taken effect. Demonstrations against UNIFIL have become more frequent. Reports of rocks being thrown at some peacekeepers also surface.

-The Chinese government congratualtes the Iraqi government on their progress and sends them a small aid package.

-It is reported that the Australian SASR has continued to be effective in locating Hezbollah weapons caches in southern Lebanon. The SASR has one of the highest ratings for the destruction of illicit firearms that have come into the area. UNIFIL values their contribution greatly however weapon stockpiles keep appearing.

- In Swat valley, Pakistan, the Taliban is in control of at least 80 percent of the state, according to a report described in Wikipedia. An armistice is declared and the guns are silent. Talks are taking place between the Taliban and the federal government.

-Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, is refusing a visa to Israeli tennis player Shahar Pe'er. She was scheduled to play this coming weekend in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Dubai forbids Israeli passport holders from setting foot on its soil. The Women's Tennis Association has expressed its displeasure.

-At a conference in Egypt, Fatah and Hamas agree to form a unity government, to release rival detainees, to stop attacking each other in the media, and to hold elections. Their work to these ends is to be done by the end of March.

-March- Rocket fire into Israel by Gaza militants is almost a daily occurrence, as are Israeli air strikes against targets like today: against two "smuggling tunnels" under the Egypt-Gaza border and against a "weapons warehouse."

-In Pakistan, President Zardari's government tries to suppress unrest created by supporters of a popular opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, and by a lawyers' movement. The lawyers are calling for reinstatement of judges sacked by former President Musharraf and calling for an independent judiciary.

- Hamas announces that it is trying to find out who is responsible for the rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel that have been occurring recently. Hamas says now is the wrong time for such attacks.

-Pakistan's government moves to reinstate the judges removed in 2007 by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2007. The opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, calls off demonstrations. Jubilation spreads.

-Pakistan's foreign ministry complains that US air strikes, with drone aircraft, are counter-productive.

-Israeli Defense Forces order an investigation into descriptions by Israeli soldiers of violations of military rules of engagement that were permitted during January's Gaza war. Described are abuses against property and unnecessary killing rising from the venting of hostility against Palestinians.

- In Pakistan more bloodshed is initiated by extremists. Young bearded men with submachine guns and hand grenades attack a police academy on the outskirts of the city of Lahore. A few of the attackers blow themselves up during the eight hours before they are killed or overwhelmed. The strategy of the attackers produces no apparent gains for their cause except for the killing of eight policemen, two civilians and the wounding of 95.

-The Syrian government begins reforming the education system and gearing students towards STEM careers. Making it easier for students in underprivileged areas to begin attending school in order by offering state sponsorships in order to buy books, uniforms, etc and finally, begin vocational classes for a variety of skills in order to make the most of each students individual talents and to allow the youth to make a smooth transition into their selected industry.

-Israeli-Syrian Conflict: Operation Amud Anan: Near the Golan heights, just outside of Al-Harra, Syria, violence erupts. Syrian and Iranian air defenses near the Golan heights reportedly received false imagery effectively disabling them for a time. The power grid in the region of Al-Harra was also attacked. Blowouts were rampant, and entire cities were in the dark in South Western Syria. 5 Israeli units cross through the Golan heights and into the area surrounding Al-Harra. The 188th "Barak" (Lightning) Armored Brigade and 36th Armor Division are among them. The 5 Israeli units engage the lone Iranian unit and 2 Syrian units in Southern Syria. 4 air units of the Israeli Air force provide close air support for the IDF ground units. The air units target some of the disabled AA positions while they have the chance. The IDF picks up panicked radio transmissions from Iranian soldiers who are falling victim to Israeli JDAMS. The Iranian unit is destroyed along with 1 Syrian unit. The 2nd Syrian unit withdraws North. The Syrian Air force and Israeli Air force also lose a unit. The IDF loses 1 unit too.

-Israeli-Syrian Conflict: Operation Amud Anan: Radio Chatter is intercepted that references evacuation of scientists and their work from a building just outside of Al-Harra. The IDF already aware of the Iranian facility designated an air unit to destroy vehicles leaving the site. More Iranian communications are intercepted. Panicked guards say that their facility has been infiltrated and that scientists, and military officers are being executed with extreme prejudice by teams of highly trained soldiers.

-Israeli-Syrian Conflict: Operation Amud Anan: The infiltration teams are reported to have left as quick as they came, taking documents, and possibly a nuclear weapon with them. The radio chatter from the facility ceases after it is leveled by Israeli air units.

-Israeli-Syrian Conflict: Operation Amud Anan: The Israeli units withdrew from Syrian territory after their target was destroyed.

-Anticipating war between Israel and Syria Chinese investors in Syria's irrigation and small arms industry begin to pull out.

-2009 Iranian Conflict: Reports have come in that the French Air force has struck targets in Iran that it believed were being used to facilitate nuclear weapon construction. Iranian infrastructure was also targeted. Some Iranian SAM sites were knocked out during a cyber attack, but the Iranians did shoot down a few Dassault Rafales. In response to the French planes being shot down the French naval units from Mayotte position themselves in the Gulf of Oman and strike Iranian shore facilities at Jask and Chabahar killing an Iranian naval unit. 2 French air units stationed in Afghanistan are also mobilized to strike Iranian targets, 1 French air is destroyed by Iranian SAM sites. Iranian air units engage the 1 remaining French air unit based out of Afghanistan and nearly destroy it before it reaches Afghan airspace. A wider war is expected as a Iranian counter-attack is sure to follow the event.

North America & Caribbean
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Protesters in Guadeloupe.

-February- In the eastern Caribbean, in Guadeloupe (an overseas region of France), workers have been on strike since January 20 over rising prices. They want a monthly increase of $251 in minimum wage. There has been urban warfare, looting, the burning of cars and vandalizing government property. Guadeloupe is said to be 69 percent black or mulatto, 14 percent South Asian and 11 percent white. People have been blaming wealthy white families for their dire economic condition and blaming whites in general. Tourists have fled, further damaging the island's economy. France's neighboring Martinique has joined the protests.
Pacific
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Wild fire in Victoria, Australia.

-January- The Australian Navy completes 2 naval units.

-The Australian Air force announces the completion of a modern VTOL program(L3 VTOL complete).

-February- Fires in Victoria province, Australia, continue to burn. More than 900 homes have been incinerated and more than 170 have died. Arson is suspected, but climate change is believed to have played a role. Fires in Australia, as in California, have increased in intensity and frequency and are expected to increase more in the decades ahead.
South America
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Rebels in Ecuador shoot down a helicopter belonging to Pieuvre Armement.

-January- Venezuela has been approached by Syria in an effort to expand trade relations between the two nations. Venezuela has indicated it would be willing to do so.

-February- People in Venezuela approve a constitutional amendment that gives Hugo Chavez the right to run for re-election as many times as he wants – which, of course, does not mean that he cannot be voted out of office. Chavez has been president since 1999.

-March- Rebellion in Ecuador: In Ecuador rebellion takes root as rebel soldiers and policemen engage government hired PMC Pieuvre Armament in Carchi and Sucumbíos provinces. The rebels have set up shop in the wilderness and work to overthrow the government by any means necessary. Car bombs in Quito claim the lives of 5 government officials.





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Re: World News

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Player Stats:
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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 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; [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-4,SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-2,CAR-2, GSP-2(Q2 2010), PHB(L1 in Q2 2009), AG(Q2 2009), MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009), GM3 (Q2 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: +286
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +123 [+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, -25 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==





-Russian Federation-
Leader: Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 12/19 (90 Reserves) -12; [2 Chechnya, 10 South Ossetia]
Air Units: 0/16 (8 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/11 -11; [2 Arctic Ocean, 4 Baltic Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 2/8 -8; (3 Q4 2009)(1 Q1 2010)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-3, 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(L4 Q4 2009), SEC-4
Specific/Secret- CAUG-1,ZL(Q3 2009), MOR(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +251
Deficit: -2234
Credit Income: +160 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +30 Caspian oil,; -131 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,Russo-Georgian War
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1




-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 3/36 (140 Reserves) -36; [3 Dijbouti Base]
Air Units: 3/22 (8 Reserves) -22; [1 Malaysia, 2 Dijbouti Base]
Naval Units: 10/12 -12; (2 Q4 2009) [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea, 4 Dijbouti Base]
Metal Gear Units: 0/0; (3 Q1 2010)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-3(L4 Q2 2009), MRAP-1(L2 Q4 2009), 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(L4 Q3 2009), 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, Dijbouti Base, Deir ez Zor-Syria Base (Q2 2009).
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +292
Deficit: -1024
Credit Income: +317[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil,+6 Syrian oil; -60 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==








-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 8/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd,6 Okinawa islands]
Air Units: 9/14 (2 Reserve) -14; [1 Levant, 2 UAE Base, 6 Okinawa islands]
Naval Units: 12/12 -12; [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 4 Arabian Sea, 6 Okinawa islands]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-2, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP,ITER-1,OMG-1,EHM (Q2 2009),KNT2(Q4 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDF Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS,THAAD Defense System Home island MDS(Q4 2009), Socotra JNDF Base, UAE Base.
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +283
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +213 [+25 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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil,+9 Japanese Oil,+10 Saudi Oil, +4 Kuwaiti Oil, +3 Mexican Oil; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines







-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 6/8 (1 Reserves) -8; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq, 1 Northern Poland, 1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6; (1 Q3 2009)[2 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4,SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3; ACC-3, AAS-1 (L2 Q2 2009) , 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: +254
Deficit: -913
Credit Income: +125 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -53 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 5/8 (0 Reserve) -8; [1 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 3 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 4/7 (0 Reserve) -7; [2 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 4/8 -8; [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 Levant ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-2, AAS-2, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-2 , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-4 , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP, HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +225
Deficit:
Credit Income: +106 [+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,+3 Brazilian pre-salt oil; ]
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/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/17 (17 Reserves) -17; [ ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 1/8 -10
Economy: +209
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +53 (+20 Iranian Oil, +13 Chinese Electronics,+0 German Pharamceuticals,+0 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum,+0 Japanese vehicles,+8 Chinese Rare Earth Min.,+5 Iranian Agriculture ; -12 defecit)
Conflicts: 2009 Iranian Conflict



-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/5 (5 Reserve) -5 [2 Afghanistan, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 5/7 -7;(Q2 2009) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant, 2 Gulf of Oman]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3 , RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-3.
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,RFG (L1 Q1 2010)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base.
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +236
Deficit: -0
Credit Income: +169 (+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; -0 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, 2009 Iranian Conflict








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 -10 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 2/4 -4 (1 Liancourt rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Naval Units: 2/6 -6 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-3 / 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-1
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Seoul Defenses(Q2 2009)
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Israel-
Leader: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 14/15 (13 Reserve) -15; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 4 Israeli-Syrian Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 5/6 (1 Reserve) -6; [5 Israel-Syrian airspace]
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-1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q3 2010)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +209
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +77 [+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,Israeli-Syrian Conflict
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1



-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Reserves) -5; [4 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/4 (2 Reserve) -4;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-1(L2 Q3 2009) / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2 (L3 Q1 2012), ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Economy: +203
Deficit: -274
Credit Income: +102 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +25 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron,+13 Syrian Agriculture; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Israeli-Syrian Conflict
==



-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (acecipher)
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-2, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- FP-2,ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +252
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


Vacant 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: +204
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:

-Brazil-
Leader: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
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: +253
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +83 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics,+3 Brazilian Agriculture; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:



-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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(L4 Q1 2009), AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +227
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +111 (+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 China(Taiwan)-
Leader: , 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,
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:




-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
Conflicts:




-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 (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
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 (VACANT)
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-3/ 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: +247
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 (VACANT
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:
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)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:




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


-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: 4/5 [4 Niger Delta]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/2 [1 Niger Delta]
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

-Rwanda-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units:
Naval Units:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC , ADC , NDC
Economy:



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
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: 1/5
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: Insurgency in Laos

-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar

-Nepal-



-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, South Thailand insurgency


-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

-Armenia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/Russia
Military units: 1/2 [1 Nagorno-Karabakh]
Air units: 0/1
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==


-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: 2
Conflicts:
==

-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 1/2 (1 Reserve) [1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==


-Georgia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/EU
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Mobilized Q1 2009) (2 Reserve), 1 Abkhazia
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1 , NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia,Russo-Georgian War
==
South Ossetian Military
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1
==
Abkhazian Armed Forces
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1






-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: 1/1 (3 Reserves) [1 Eastern Latvia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan


-Lithuania-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Reserves) [1 Southern Lithuania]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 4/4 (3 Reserves) (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan, 2 Northern Poland)
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: 2
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:
==
Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/9 (9 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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: 3




-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:
==



-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,Al Qaida Insurgency in Yemen

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Mexico-
Government:Federal presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/US
Military Units: 0/4 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Mexican Drug War





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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 Colombia]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict, Rebellion
==





-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 W.Venezuela]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 W.Venezuela]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==





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Re: World News

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Turn 14 Q2 2009-Warzone


Map: https://i.imgur.com/0LLp5pQ.png

World News:
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World Conflicts
Mount Elgon insurgency
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (declared over, minimal insurgency)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict (Ceasfire signed)
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Russo-Georgian War (Ceasefire signed)
Israeli-Syrian Conflict
2009 Iranian Conflict
Gaza War
Rebellion in Ecuador
Sudanese nomadic conflicts
Insurgency in the North Caucasus
2009 Peruvian political crisis
South Yemen insurgency

United Nations
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Georgian soldiers engaging Abkhazian seperatists.
-April- In response to the UNSC resolution calling for harsher sanctions on Iran, NATO members, China, India, Brazil, impose strict sanctions on Iran.


-May-Russia signs a ceasfire agreement with the Georgian government. Abkhazians are unhappy about the agreement and continue to resist Georgian troops in Abkhazia.

-June-Russo-Japanese Final Settlement Treaty of Peace and Amity re-establishes home island rule over the islands of Etorofu (Japanese: 択捉島; Russian: Итуруп), Kunashiri (Japanese: 国後島; Russian: Кунашир), Shikotan (Japanese: 色丹島; Russian: Шикотан) and the Habomai Rocks (Japanese: 歯舞諸島; Russian: Малая Курильская гряда).

-Iran withdraws from the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty. France, Russia, Germany and Japan urge Iran to reconsider as the path it is going down is one of an uncertain future.
Africa
Image
Somali pirates boarding a Yemeni freighter.
-April- Reports surface that French citizens taken hostage by Somali pirates have been executed. The US merchant sea captain, Richard Phillips, held hostage aboard a lifeboat, jumps overboard in an attempt to swim to a nearby US Navy ship. The pirates haul the captain back aboard the lifeboat.

-In the Gulf of Aden, Somali pirates seize a US-owned tug boat with sixteen people aboard, while in the Indian Ocean a standoff continues between pirates holding Captain Richard Phillips and the Australian Navy. The BBC reports that the pirates have been using ransom payoffs to upgrade their boats and weapons and that the "the pirates themselves say, piracy will only end in Somalia once the country gets an effective and stable government." There are those who believe it would end sooner if some others were as tough as the French. Meanwhile, Australian ships are around Phillips and his abductors. The Australian navy is trying to get Phillips back alive.

- Somali pirates executed Captain Phillips after getting into an argument amongst themselves. Immediately after ships from the Australian Navy killed the Somali pirates.

- A small security force on an Italian cruise ship returns fire from Somali pirates and forces the pirates to withdraw. Elsewhere, in waters near Somalia,pirates seize a Yemeni freighter.

-The tide is turning against the Somali pirates. A Yemeni forces storms the tanker seized yesterday, kills three of the pirates and takes the others prisoner.

-Somali Civil War: As a truce, in March 2009, Somalia's coalition government announced that it would re-implement shari'a as the nation's official judicial system. However, conflict continued in the southern and central parts of the country. Within months, the coalition government had gone from holding about 70% of south-central Somalia's conflict zones, territory which it had inherited from the previous Yusuf administration, to losing control of over 80% of the disputed territory to the Islamist insurgents.

-Chadian Civil War: Janjaweed fighters pick up their operations once again along the boarder of Chad. Raids on Chadian troop supply lines occured harming the ability of the Chadian forces to fight effectively.

-May- Chadian Civil War: The Battle of Am Dam took place in and around the eastern Chadian town of Am Dam on May 7 and May 8th when Chadian Army forces attacked a column of advancing Union of Forces for the Resistance (UFR) rebels. The UN revised the mission's mandate and authorized its gradual draw down and closure by the end of the year, and effectively shifted full responsibility for the protection of civilians, including displaced populations and refugees from Darfur, to the Chadian security forces.

-With permission from the Nigerian government, the Chinese military begins to build a military base just outside of Lagos. Analysts predict that the Chinese will continue to cement their influence in Africa and the Middle East with additional military bases. The Chinese also make investments into Nigerian natural gas.

-The Gindran Liberation Front carries out a large attack against government buildings. GLF rebels unleashed chaos in the lobbies of government buildings killing Gindran government officials and French diplomats. The attacks are drastic escalations in what has been an otherwise relatively quiet civil war.

-Kivu Conflict: Over the weekend of 9/10 May 2009, FDLR Rwandan Hutu rebels were blamed for attacks on the villages of Ekingi and Busurungi in Congo's eastern South Kivu province. More than 90 people were killed at Ekingi, including 60 civilians and 30 government troops, and "dozens more" were said to be killed at Busurungi. The FDLR were blamed by the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; the UN's peacekeeping force, MONUC, and the Congolese Army investigated the attacks. The FDLR had attacked several other villages in the preceding weeks and clashes occurred between FDLR forces and the Congolese Army, during which government forces are reported to have lost men. The most recent attacks had forced a significant number of people from their homes in Busurungi to Hombo, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north. The Congolese Army and MONUC were planning operations in South Kivu to eliminate the FDLR.

-Conflict in Niger Delta: A military operation undertaken by a Joint Task Force (JTF) began against MEND militants operating in the Niger Delta region. It came in response to the kidnapping of Nigerian soldiers and foreign sailors in the Delta region. Thousands of Nigerians have fled their villages and hundreds of people may be dead because of the offensive. Pipeline attacks had become common during the insurgency in the Niger Delta, but ended after the government announced that it would grant amnesty and an unconditional pardon to militants in the Niger Delta which would last for 60 days.

-Sudanese Nomadic conflicts: Fighting sparks between nomadic tribes in Sudan which killed around 900 people, mainly women and children, in the south of the country. On 26 May a large scale clash occurred between the Misseriya and the Rizeigat tribes when 2,000 Rizeigat men, mounted on horses and 35 vehicles, attacked a group of Misseriya near to the village of Meiram. Sudanese police attempted to intervene and establish a buffer zone between the tribes but as they were doing so were attacked by around 3,000 Rizeigat horsemen. The attack killed 75 police officers, 75 from the Rizeigat tribe and between 89 and 109 from the Misseriya.

-June- Two Kenyan human rights activists are assassinated. One of them, Oscar Kingara, recently gave the United Nations evidence of police abuses in Kenya. Kenya is reported as submerged in corruption, including the longstanding extortion racket by a sect called the Mungiki (united people), which evolved from political action in the 1980s to monetary gain. Complaints abound in Kenya that the police are a power unto themselves, corrupt and killing with impunity. Calls for the sacking of Kenya's police chief and the resignation of its attorney-general have been ignored.

-War in Darfur: General Martin Agwai, head of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur, said the war was over in the region, although low-level disputes remained. There was still "Banditry, localized issues, people trying to resolve issues over water and land at a local level. But real war as such, I think we are over that," he said.

-Tuareg Rebellion: A Nigerien delegation headed by the Nigerien Minister of the Interior Albadé Abouba arrived in Tripoli to begin joint meetings with the FPN and MNJ at Sirte. In a statement after the meetings, the FPN congratulated "His excellency Tanja Mamadou" for sending "a strong signal in the direction af a return to peace". The Nigerien government released a positive statement, saying that negotiations gave the government a chance to assure the rebels of their desire for peace. Meetings were headed by the Libyan mediators, Albadé Abouba for Niger, Aghali Alambo for the MNJ, Mohamed Aoutchiki Kriska (FFR), and Aklou Sidi Sidi, president of the FPN. The FPN leadership continued to release positive statements, but they, like the Nigerien government, accused the remaining MNJ leadership of dragging their feet over the remaining FAN prisoner, an army officer captured in 2007 and accused by the rebels of war crimes.

Asia
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North Korean troops on parade following the DPRK's underground nuclear test.
-April- In Thailand, protests by the United Front for Democracy against dictatorship have been taking place since March. They support the former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatraa, ousted by a military coup in 2006. Rather than follow "Martin Luther King tactics", the protesters have allowed their demonstrations to become violent assaults against security forces, including crashing buses into the security force's line. The center of Bangkok has been shut down. Two have died and 113 have been wounded, including 23 "security officers." Citizens are growing tired of the violence, and support for the government is increasing.

-Cambodian-Thai Boarder dispute: Fighting between Thai and Cambodian forces left at least three Thai soldiers and two Cambodian soldiers dead; another five Thai soldiers were wounded. Just days before this clash, Cambodian officials said that up to 100 Thai soldiers crossed into Cambodian territory and did not leave until Cambodian soldiers showed up and asked them to leave. The Royal Thai Army denied the claim and said that Thai soldiers had not gone anywhere they were not permitted to be. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen then warned Thailand for the second time that if they (Thai soldiers) cross again, Thai soldiers would face fighting again with Cambodian soldiers. He said, "I tell you first, if you enter (Cambodian territory) again, we will fight. The troops at the border have already received the order. Chinese weapons have been reportedly been seen in the hands of Cambodian forces. Reports of a small Chinese team of weapons experts in Cambodia have also surfaced.

-Japan invests in Chinese raw material industries, particulary those concerned with extracting precious metals needed in Japan for manufacturing.
-May- In Sri Lanka, artillery bombardment by government forces against Tamil rebels leaves what one doctor says is as many as 1,000 civilian dead. The U.N. calls it a bloodbath.

-The South Korean Air force recruits 2 additional units. The Navy also expands with the plans to form another unit. In addition to the military build up. Defenses around the South Korean Capital city of Seoul have been completed.

- India's Congress Party triumphs in parliamentary elections, ensuring that the eminent economist Dr. Manmohan Singh will continue as prime minister. His administration has focused on reducing the fiscal deficit, providing debt-relief to farmers, extending social programs and advancing pro-industry economic and tax policies. The Congress Party of Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi and her sons have moved from the left more toward the center. India withstands the present-day global financial crisis because, in part, seventy percent of its banks are in the public sector (nationalized), and its banks are heavily regulated. The Congress Party's conservative rival, the BJP, campaigned on less taxation and is described as not having "clicked" with younger voters.

-The Chinese put forth investments into Japanese electronics industries. The investment shows that trade relations between the two nations are growing warmer.

-North Korea conducts an underground nuclear weapons test. Its leadership senses US hostility and fears US aggression, and it claims its right to self-defense.

-Pakistan’s military claims victory over the Taliban in the most populous city in the Swat Valley, Mingora. The military estimates that ten percent of enemy combatants were from outside the Swat Valley.

-June- Those who make up the regime in North Korea have viewed themselves as Marxist and most progressive, but today the successor to leader Kim Jung-il has been named as his son, Kim Jong-un, 26, the third generation in a monarchy-like family dynasty. Kim Jung-il, 67, General Secretary of the Workers' (Communist) Party of Korea, appears to have played a major role in the choice of his successor, which brings to mind another Communist Party General Secretary, Joseph Stalin, who also was supposed to be part of a collective leadership but was surrounded by yes-men. It is hard to imagine, however, Stalin naming any of his sons as his successor. To the world, Communist rule in North Korea appears as bizarre if not more so than the Stalinist regime in the old Soviet Union – for various reasons. Marx, of course, would not have liked either. Many expect the regime in North Korea eventually to go the way of authoritarian monarchies and Stalinist regimes.

-Reports out of China indicate that there has been a breach of security within an area of top secret military research. Nothing further is avaible about this time regarding the breach, only that possible access to secret research projects was obtained by foreign power.
-In Pakistan, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group responsible for the massacre in Mumbai, India, is released from detention.

- In Pakistan another hotel is bombed, supposedly by the Taliban. It's the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar. Eleven are reported killed and at least 52 injured. Such acts are political and still pursued by the politically naive. It is one of a series of recent attacks. The world will see whether it contributes to the Taliban's taking power in Pakistan.

-The Chinese government subsidizes the creation of a new Private military company called "Long" , or Dragon. The company has accepted handpicked personnel from the PLA and has bought equipment from the Chinese military. They have yet to accept any formal contracts.

-South Thailand Insurgency: His standoff between insurgents and Thai police and military took place in Yala, Thailand on 27 June 2009 at 7:55 am local time. A combined force of 200 district police officers and soldiers of Taskforce 15 sealed off a house in the Bannang Sata district of Yala province after locals tipped them of the presence of separatist militants.As police and the army stormed the building, militants holed up inside opened fire, killing Sgt Maj Pongsathorn Niraphai of the Bannang Sata police station and Sergeant Major 3rd Class Sangsun Kalong, 39, a soldier. A suspected militant, Sopepun Buenae, 26 was killed when he tried to escape. At least two rebels managed to escape despite being cornered for nearly 5 hours. During the preceding weeks, attacks by separatists had increased; 41 people were killed and 60 wounded in June alone. Earlier in June, masked gunmen killed 11 worshipers in a mosque in the Narathiwat province. The incident, which also wounded 12 people was considered as one of the worst attacks in 5 years. A $5,900 reward for leads on the attack was announced.

-Anti-Japanese propaganda sanctioned by the government begins diminishing within the PRC. It has been said that improving relations between the Chinese and Japanese governments have been the cause. However their are still hardliners in China that continue to spread their own anti-Japanese propaganda.

-The Chinese minister of education has been tasked with compiling a list of Chinese grievances relating to Japan's educational stance on the events of World War 2 in the Pacific region. The minister of education shall be meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, and will be engaging in regular talks with his counterparts in order for us to create a more unified and acceptable version of the events that transpired in the Pacific region, from World War 2 and thereafter.

-The Chinese military introduce the ZBL-08 APC into service(L4 APC Complete).

-Citing the current crisis in the Middle East and past aggressive actions by Russia in Georgia, the Japanese Navy announces it will be expanding by 4 units. The centre of this expansion is further construction of the Zuikaku-class fleet defense super carriers, along with their attending submarines, destroyers, fast fleet LCS vessels and amphibious transport ships. The goal being to be able to aid the UN in its global peace keeping directives.

Europe
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French naval units on their way to the straight of Hormuz.
-April- Iran withdraws its ambassador from France after deliberation on the attacks by the French Air force on Iranian soil.

-Russia begins building a metal gear unit to replace the one destroyed by Solid Snake and Philanthropy.

-The French Navy completes 2 naval units ,and orders the formation of 2 more.

-The French Navy also sends 2 Naval units to the strait of Hormuz in an effort to maintain control of the strategic location. French air units based in Afghanistan are also re-deployed to the carriers of the naval units within the Gulf of Oman. The French Navy further reinforces the fleet with an additional two naval units.

-Additionally Britain places embargo's on Iran and Syria concerning industrial items that could be used to develop weapons or weapon systems.

-Russo-Georgian War: Russia withdraws 6 more units from South Ossetia in honor of the ceasefire signed with Georgia's government. 4 Russian land units still remain in South Ossetia along with 4 metal gear units.

-Germany pays off 200c of its debt.

-Second Chechen War: On 16 April 2009, the counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya was officially ended.

- Sweden's center-right government extends its bank rescue plan, begun in late October, to help banks provide loans at reasonable conditions to households and businesses. Sweden projects a 4.2 percent drop in economic growth for 2009 and a 0.2 percent growth rate for 2010.

-In the Republic of Moldova, a Communist political party won 49 percent of the votes in elections on the 5th, giving the Communists 60 seats and a majority in parliament. On the 7th, thousands of anti-Communists protested in the streets and ransacked the parliament building. Today, from Russian officials comes accusation that Romania is encouraging the protests.

-May- Norway's right wing Progess Party has become the only political party in Norway to support euthanasia (mercy killing), or Kevorkianism.

-Britain begins financially reforming areas of the economy that were hit hardest by the recession. It is there hope that the British economy will be better able to weather any future recessions with these reforms.

-France forms 3 new air units of Rafales after the losses taken in the Conflict with Iran.

-Chancellor Angela Merkel consults with the Polish government in regards to their boarder security. Upon Polish consent, Germany sends 2 units to North Eastern Poland to aid in the security of its NATO ally.

- Germany and Japan lead the world in the production of solar power and the installation of solar technology. Germany motivates homeowners and businesses by offering "top dollar" for producing energy. Interest in the German approach has spread to the United States, especially in Hawaii, where the cost of electricity consumption is unusually high.

-Britain pays off 200c of its defecit.

-In an effort to aid its overseas territories and their governments France puts forth a spending package to help quell unrest. It is to be seen if the package has any effect in such places as Guadelupe.

-June- In Sweden it is alleged that "anti-fascist" leftists have initiated twenty violent attacks on centrists and rightists during parliamentary electoral campaigning. Typically, Swedes describe the attackers as imbeciles. One adds that the "true fascists" in Sweden "are them" (the violent activists).

-The Royal Navy begins an expansion program by putting together 3 additional naval units. The British Air force also begins leaning in a direction that would make it more capable of regaining Britain's status as a regional power. The RAF is beginning a program that would see strategic bombers returned to service and modernized (L2 SB researched).

-The Royal Navy has also completed an amphibious assault ship program that has turned its focus to producing more ships of the HMS Ocean class. Rumor has it despite the older design the British have modern technological upgrades lined up once the sister ships are completed.(AAS L2 complete).

-Throughout Russia, public infrastructure continues to see upgrades in the form of updated bridges, railways and highways. The continued infrastructure focus will allow easier access to long time rural areas. The government also pays of 100c worth of its debt.

-The German DLR in conjunction with the European Space Agency are beginning the early stages of planning for a permanently inhabited moon research base. The hopeful timeline being able to start operations by the time the ISS reaches the end of its projected life, to continue to do extra planetary research, and also explore the possibilities of non-terrestrial habitation.

-An attack on a Russian Metal Gears takes place just over the Russian boarder in North Ossetia. The Metal Gear unit was falling back from South Ossetia when it was ambushed during a night time raid. It is believed that Solid Snake and other operatives acting under the auspices of Philanthropy have destroyed the Metal Gear using high concentrations of explosives and RPG's.

-The French space program launces athe Verne programme, France's first moon program. The first French manned moon orbit is expected to launch in October.

Middle East
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An Australian SASR operatives during the raids on Hezbollah weapons caches.
-April- Israeli-Syrian Conflict: Syria begins mobilizing all 4 units in its reserves. Analysts view it is a show of force to Western nations and a warning that Syria will not back down from a fight.

-Additionally the IDF and Israeli Air force expand. The Israeli Air force forms 3 new units. 4 new land units of the IDF are also formed. Meanwhile, 5 units of the Israeli Navy are deployed to the Levant in support of the 1 Israeli Navy unit already there. The move drastically expands the naval blockade around Gaza.

-An angry mob forms outside of the French embassy in Tehran. They violently throw bottles,rocks,garbage at any person unlucky enough to get caught in the open at the Embassy. The mob storms the embassy, ransack it, and beat anyone they come across. NAJA police units disperse the crowds over an hour later. Meanwhile on live TV the downed French pilots are put on trial,found guilty of war crimes, and executed there after.

-South Yemen Insurgency: 28 April 2009, 14 people are injured and 1 soldier is killed as separatist militants attack a checkpoint in Mukalla, this was the 7th soldier to be killed in South Yemen secessionist violence.

-Baitullah Mehsud, a tribal leader in South Waziristan, takes credit for a suicide bombing in Islamabad that injures a number of Pakistani police. Baitullah took credit for a March 23 attack on Pakistani police, which killed one policeman and left another injured.

- In Islamabad, another suicide bombing, at night, in an upper class neighborhood. It kills eight security officers guarding foreign diplomats and wealthy residents. Twelve hours later, in the town of Chakwal, a male teenager blows himself up at the entrance to a crowded Shiite mosque, killing at least 26 people. A deputy to Baitullah Mehsud describes the attacks as retaliation for an attack by an American pilot-less aircraft.

-Saudi Arabia has been arresting al-Qaeda operatives believed to have ties with al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Yemen. The average age of the captured terrorist suspect is 36, higher than in the past. The Saudi interior ministry describes al-Qaeda's ability to recruit young members in the Kingdom as "diminishing" and al-Qaeda as "losing ground.”

-An Israeli, Daniel Barenboim, conducts the Cairo Symphony Orchestra at the Cairo Opera House and receives a "rapturous" ovation. Barenboim has been described as a critic of Israeli policy regarding Palestinians.

-Balochistan Conflict: In April 2009, Baloch National Movement president Ghulam Mohammed Baloch and two other nationalist leaders (Lala Munir and Sher Muhammad) were seized from a small legal office and were allegedly "handcuffed, blindfolded and hustled into a waiting pickup truck which is in still [sic] use of intelligence forces in front of their lawyer and neighboring shopkeepers." The gunmen were allegedly speaking in Persian. Five days later, on 8 April, their bullet-riddled bodies were found in a commercial area. The BLA claimed Pakistani forces were behind the killings, though international experts have deemed it odd that the Pakistani forces would be careless enough to allow the bodies to be found so easily and "light Balochistan on fire" (Herald) if they were truly responsible. The discovery of the bodies sparked rioting and weeks of strikes, demonstrations, and civil resistance in cities and towns around Balochistan.

-In Hula, Lebanon a night time raid on a Hezbollah held compound takes place by the Japanese Special Forces Group and Australian SASR. 10 Hezbollah fighters are reportedly killed in the raid. The SFG rescued their downed pilot successfully without taking casualties and were airlifted out. Their escape was aided by units of the JNDFAF based out of Cyprus and Australian UCAV's.

-Iraq War: On 9 April, the 6th anniversary of Baghdad's fall to coalition forces, tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged Baghdad to mark the anniversary and demand the immediate departure of coalition forces. The crowds of Iraqis stretched from the Sadr City slum in northeast Baghdad to the square around 5 km (3.1 mi) away, where protesters burned an effigy featuring the face of U.S. President James Johnson. There were also Sunni Muslims in the crowd. Police said many Sunnis, including prominent leaders such as a founding sheikh from the Sons of Iraq, took part. On 30 April, the United Kingdom formally ended combat operations. Prime Minister Gordon Brown characterized the operation in Iraq as a "success story" because of UK troops' efforts. Britain handed control of Basra to the United States Armed Forces.

-The Chinese government recalls all government personnel from Syria and Iran in response to sanctions passed by the UNSC. In Syria the building of the Chinese military base at Deir ez Zor has been halted.

-May- Palestinians can get permission from Jewish authorities to build a home only in a zone that comprises about 13 percent of East Jerusalem. About 28 percent of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem have been built without a permit. These are homes to around 60,000 Palestinians. The UN asks Israel to forego plans to demolish these houses.

-In Pakistan's Swat Valley government soldiers are fighting the Taliban. Thousands have been fleeing the fighting. Some among Pakistan's poor and more religious associate the army with the US, which is aiding the army with weapons and supplies. Nationalist fervor has been aroused. Some Muslims are demonstrating with signs against the Taliban and against the United States.

-Former president and army chief of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, tells Americans that they should should have more confidence in the integrity of Pakistan's army and intelligence service, the ISI.

-In Lebanon Hezbollah continues to fight against UNIFIL exhibiting an array of weapons. Analysts believe that Hezbollah is turning to the black market as an alternative source for small arms now that Iran and Syria are under extreme scrutiny by world governments. Hezbollah still remains a threat to Israel, and the stability of Lebanon.

-The Iranian government orders the construction of state run factories with the aim of manufacturing goods that Iran currently imports. Critics predict the factory will be off to a slow start.

- In Pakistan, the Taliban has been using the US military's drone attacks against Taliban and al Qaeda leadership to extend their recruitment. The growth of the Taliban is splitting families and communities and is extensive enough to make the drone attacks counter productive. A few dead leaders are easily replaced. Today another bombing occurs in the city of Lahore, against a police station, killing 23. The Taliban is described as behind the Lahore attack and as responding to the government's offensive against them in Swat Valley.

-In Lebanon political maturity triumphs. The pro-Western coalition wins enough seats to hold on to its majority in parliament.

-War in North West Pakistan: In a similar attack on 4 April 2009, another suicide bomber attacked a military camp in Islamabad killing eight soldiers; less than 24 hours later, two more suicide attacks occurred. One bomber targeted a market on the border with Afghanistan killing 17 people and the other attacked a mosque in Chakwal, in the Eastern Pakistan province of Punjab, killing 26 more civilians. The next day, the leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, promised that there were to be two suicide attacks per week in the country until the Pakistani army withdrew from the border region and the United States stopped its missile attacks by unmanned drones on militant bases.

-War in North West Pakistan: The unified Pakistan Armed Forces started the strategic and tactical airborne attack, codename Black Thunderstorm, with the aim of retaking Buner, Lower Dir, Swat and Shangla districts from the TTP. This joint army–navy- air force unified operation was well rehearsed and prepared. The fighter jets of Navy and air force began pounding the militant hideouts while army kept advancing in the militant hideouts. The combat fighter pilots of the navy and air force flew their aerial bombing mission together in high altitude at continuous 24-hour period, to avoid being hit from the anti-aircraft guns. During the initial stages of the unified operations, the ground troops and paratroopers performed combat HALO/HAHO techniques to hold the control of high strategic mountains and hills surrounding the Taliban-controlled cities. The operation largely cleared the Lower Dir district of militia forces. The same day, the ground fighting in Swat was particularly fierce since the TTP threw away their insurgent tactics and the ground forces obtained the counter-insurgency tactics. The military was only six kilometers south of Mingora, the milita-held capital city of Swat, and preparations for all-out street fighting were underway.On 23 May 2009, the battle for Mingora started and by 27 May, approximately 70% of the city was cleared of militants. On 30 May, the Pakistan military had taken back the city of Mingora from the TTP, calling it a significant victory in its offensive against the militants. However, some sporadic fighting was still continuing on the city's outskirts. In all, according to the military, 128 soldiers and more than ~1,475 militants were killed and 317 soldiers were wounded during operation Black Thunderstorm. ~95 soldiers and policemen were captured by the militants; all were rescued by the military. 114 foreign fighters were captured, including some local commanders. At least 23 of the militants killed were foreigners.

-War in Afghanistan: Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov announced that the airport in Navoi (Uzbekistan) was being used to transport non-lethal cargo into Afghanistan. Due to the still unsettled relationship between Uzbekistan and the U.S. following the 2005 Andijon massacre and subsequent expulsion of U.S. forces from Karshi-Khanabad airbase, U.S. forces were not involved in the shipments. Instead, South Korea's Korean Air, which overhauled Navoi's airport, officially handled logistics.

-Reports from Syria indicate that the Syrian government has granted asylum to Hezbollah leadership. The reports upset the Israeli populace and governments taking part in UNIFIL operations.

-June- Iran has held an election for its presidency without the freedom of press that democracy requires. The winning candidate is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , the incumbent president. He was favored more by the poorer urban workers and rural peasants – the less educated and more fervently religious of the electorate.

-Hamas continues rocket attacks on IDF troops. Analysts predict IDF retaliation will follow as the Israeli government tires of the constant attacks from the area.

- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , tells his followers that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election victory (62.6 percent versus 33.75 percent) was not fraudulent. Therefore, he proclaims, protests are outside the realm of legitimacy. He uses the phrase "religious democracy," although he suppresses freedom of expression and his position as Supreme Leader is not elective. As have dictators, he puts blame for any coming bloodshed not on his police or supporters but on demonstrators. In his speech he uses the word "enemies" often and "Zionist" occasionally. He speaks of Western journalists and leaders as enemies, describing them as having been stunned by "our great election victory." And now, he says, they have removed their masks.

-The Khamenei regime tries to block news coverage of police actions against today's demonstrators – the snatching of demonstrators to be hauled away to an unknown fate, the swinging of batons and tear gas. CNN is prohibited from trying to cover the day's events in Iran, to no effect. Because of amateur video the coverage on CNN is like never before. One purpose behind the news blockade is perhaps to protect the regime's image abroad, where news blockades are associated with dictatorship.

-The world was wondering whether Iranians would stay home or defy Khamenei. The answer is in. It's defiance. The world changed in 1979 with the Iranian revolution, and the breadth of today's defiance suggests that another major turn is underway, because of the courage of Iranians. One of the slogans heard from protesters is "Live or Die." Many of these demonstrators blame the incumbent regime for the attacks that took place within Iranian territory. Many of the believe the government is playing with the future of Iran and its people carelessly by disregarding the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, and openly defying many of the worlds nations regarding the subject.

-In Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria writes that we are watching the fall of the political-religious ideology that was part of the founding of Iran's theocracy thirty years ago. Repressions might keep the Supreme Leader Khamenei's regime in power for a while, he writes, but the ideology of "divinely ordained" arbiters of both morality and politics has suffered a fatal blow an idea falling before its politics.

-Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announces on state television that, "For sure, neither the system nor the people will give in to pressures at any price." At any price as Khamenei uses it here, is outside of the politics that makes possible healthful social interaction. But Khamenei considers his position in the realm of the divine and himself as infallible, while many in the world have come to see him as morally and politically befuddled.

-In Iraq another bombing has killed 70 or more people in a Shia community in Baghdad. The average number of daily births in Iraq is around 2,391, the average deaths 408. That is 1,983 more being born than dying. Around 60 percent of the Iraqis are Shia, so on an average day there are an additional 1,189 Shia born. No continuing daily slaughter perpetrated against the Shia of Iraq is going to reduce significantly the Shia population. Of course, those perpetrating today's bombing see neither the futility nor the barbarity of their act. They too may be focused on the divine.

-Speaking at Friday prayers, broadcast nationally, Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami, a member Iran's Assembly of Experts, says that "Anyone who takes up arms to fight with the people, they are worthy of execution." Speaking with disgust for the knighthood of author Salman Rushdie, Khatami has recently said that the death sentence issued by the late Ayatollah Khomeini against Rushdie is still alive and cannot be changed.

-Comparing Iran and Morocco, Anne Applebaum of the Washington Post describes Morocco as having moved in the past decade from "traditional monarchy to constitutional monarchy, acquiring along the way real political parties, a relatively free press, new political leaders – the mayor of Marrakesh is a 33-year-old woman – and a set of family laws that strive to be compatible both with sharia and international conventions on human rights."

-War in North West Pakistan: On 14 June, the operation was declared over and the military had regained control of the region. Only small pockets of Taliban resistance remained and the military started mopping up operations.

-Syria secures two new trade deals. One with Malawi and the other with Libya.

-The Syrian government begins rebuilding infrastructure and Air defense sites that were damaged during the attack by Israel.
Israeli-Syrian Conflict: The Israeli Air Force withdraws all units that were carrying out missions in Syrian airspace.

-Australian SASR units complete 2 raids on Hezbollah weapons caches with assistance from Israli UCAV's. The loss of the caches are expected to cause a large blow to Hezbollah as weapon sources appear to have begin drying up. The grip of UNIFIL appears to be tightening.

-2 American naval units leave the Persian Gulf and enter the Mediterranean sea. Following this the 2 US naval units in Mediterranean begin halting and searching Iranian ships for contraband and nuclear weapons materials. US naval units that remain in the Persian Gulf begin doing the same. In the Mediterranean a firefight breaks out on a freighter between US naval personnel and Iranian ship guards shortly after it was boarded. The US navy uncovered weapons on board. Officials believe these weapons were headed to Hamas or Hezbollah.

-Banks in Tehran report being victims of a cyber attack. Government accounts and personal accounts suffer from the attack. Many Iranians begin fearing the worst and begin withdrawing money. The effect the attack could play on the Iranian financial system has yet to be seen, however analysts predict the economy to suffer in some way as Iranians hold onto their money.

North America & Caribbean
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George will during a discussion on ABC.
-April- Conservative George Will on a panel on ABC's This Week proclaims absolutely: "There is no community of nations." He complains that there is an "old liberal axiom that harmony is natural." The liberal Arianna Huffington responds that community of nations is an aspiration and that to abandon diplomacy leaves us with force.

-The University of California has developed a camera that takes six million images per second. It is to be used in medical science.
Pacific
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Australian firefighters work to put out wildfires.
-April- The Australian government puts forth resources toward recovery in the wake of recent wildfires.

-May- Time magazine reports of the Australian government's plan to spend $31 billion to build a broadband network of fiber-optics connections that will make Australia more advanced in high speed internet access than South Korea, where 44 percent of residences have fiber-optic computer connections. The US has only 5 percent. Fiber-optic connections download at around 100 megabytes per second, about 100 times faster than that now available to the average Australian. The Plan has yet to be implemented.
South America
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FARC members prior to the Colombian Army's offensive.
-April-Colombian Conflict: In April 2009, the Colombian armed forces launched Strategic Leap, an offensive in borders areas where the FARC's forces still has a strong military presence, especially in Arauca, near the Venezuelan border.

-May- In Brazil, following the country's Supreme Court ruling, enforcement begins in expelling non-indigenous people from the Raposa Serra do Sol reservation. Non-indigenous rice farmers and farm workers who had intruded onto the reservation complain. The government claims they will be properly compensated.

-June- For two months in northern Peru, Indians were maintaining fuel and transport blockades to prevent drilling for oil and gas on their ancestral land. The government sent in the military to clear the blockades. Violence yesterday left at least 22 tribesmen and 11 police dead. The Indians took hostages, and a rescue effort today is described as leaving nine policemen dead and 22 others as freed.

-Manuel Zelaya has been serving a non-renewable four-year term as President of Honduras. That country's Supreme court has ruled that a referendum to make his term renewable is unconstitutional, and the court twice accused him of acting illegally. His attorney general had said he should resign. The BBC writes that he has "sacked his chief of defence staff." The heads of the army navy and air force resigned. One might expect the military to act, and it did. Today, troops arrest Zelaya and fly him in his pajamas to exile in Costa Rica. And Congress appoints its speaker, Roberto Micheletti, a member of Zelaya's Liberal Party, as the acting head of state.

2009 Peruvian political Crisis:
On 5 June 2009, at least 32 people were killed in clashes between security forces and indigenous people on the "Devil's Curve" jungle highway close to Bagua, over 1,000 kilometres north of Lima, as the security forces attempted to break down a road blockade. The deaths came when police decided to break down a blockade of 5,000 protesters.23 of the dead were native tribesmen and 9 were members of the police force. The tribes accused the police of using helicopters to fire on those protesting peacefully below. Alberto Pizango, an indigenous leader, told journalists that the government was responsible for the massacre. Police said the natives had first shot at them; the President said the tribes had "fall[en] to a criminal level".

2009 Peruvian political Crisis:
An additional nine police officers were killed at a petroleum facility belonging to a national oil company, Petroperú, which had been seized by the protesting indigenous tribes. Prime Minister Simon said the officers were killed as they tried to rescue 38 kidnapped police officers believed held. García criticised the protesters, claiming they had behaved like terrorists and suggested that they may have been "incited by foreigners". There was considerable confusion about the events, as it was reported that several police had been taken hostage, although 22 were freed and 7 were missing. This number was later revised to one missing policeman. The government announced a 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. curfew effective immediately. According to Amazon Watch, the police staged a violent raid on the unarmed indigenous people who were participating in a peaceful blockade to revoke the "free trade" decrees, issued by President Garcia in the context of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States. During that day, over 600 police attacked several thousand unarmed Awajun and Wamba indigenous peoples (including many women and children) and forcibly dispersed them using tear gas and live ammunition. After the police started shooting at the protesters, some indigenous wrestled away their guns and fought back, shooting and killing nine policemen. The confrontation resulted in the 25 civilian deaths and more than 150 wounded. The police were accused of burning bodies to hide the death toll. At least 155 were injured, one third by bullet wounds; 72 people were arrested. The casualty toll was expected to rise. Not since the conflict with the Shining Path had so many people been killed or injured in political clashes of this nature in Peru.

Rebellion in Ecuador: Piervue Armament launches and offensive in the Sucumbíos Province where it is believed rebel forces are held up in the Jungle. Combat erupts as the PMC finds and destroys 2 rebel camps. Many more rebels escaped and melted away into the jungle.

-Several gold mines are opened in French Guiana subsidized by the French government turning a nice profit for the local workers as well as the French government.
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Re: World News

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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 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; [4 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 4 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-4,SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-2(L3 Q1 2011),CAR-2(L3 Q1 2011), GSP-2(Q2 2010), PHB-1), AG-1, MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009), GM3 (Q2 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: +286
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +123 [+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, -25 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==








-Russian Federation-
Leader: Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 6/19 (90 Reserves) -12; [2 Chechnya, 4 South Ossetia]
Air Units: 0/16 (8 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/11 -11; [2 Arctic Ocean, 4 Baltic Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 2/7 -7; (3 Q4 2009)(1 Q1 2010) (1 Q2 2010) [4 South Ossetia]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-3, 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(L4 Q4 2009), SEC-4
Specific/Secret- CAUG-1,ZL(Q3 2009), MOR(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +251
Deficit: -2134
Credit Income: +166 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +30 Caspian oil,; -126 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,Russo-Georgian War,Insurgency in the North Caucasus
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1




-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 3/36 (140 Reserves) -36; [3 Dijbouti Base]
Air Units: 3/22 (8 Reserves) -22; [1 Malaysia, 2 Dijbouti Base]
Naval Units: 10/12 -12; (2 Q4 2009) [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea, 4 Dijbouti Base]
Metal Gear Units: 0/0; (3 Q1 2010)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-1(L2 Q4 2009), 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(L4 Q3 2009), SEC-3
Specific/Secret- HD-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mainalnd Coastal Fortifications, Dijbouti Base, Deir ez Zor-Syria Base (Q2 2009), Lagos-Nigeria Base (Q1 2010),
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +295
Deficit: -1024
Credit Income: +317[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil,+6 Syrian oil; -60 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==








-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 8/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd,6 Okinawa islands]
Air Units: 9/14 (2 Reserve) -14; [1 Levant, 2 UAE Base, 6 Okinawa islands]
Naval Units: 12/12 -12; (4 Q1 2010) [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 4 Arabian Sea, 6 Okinawa islands]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-2, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP,ITER-1,OMG-1,EHM-1,KNT2(Q4 2009),POR(Q2 2010),KOO(Q2 2010),M(Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDF Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS,THAAD Defense System Home island MDS(Q4 2009), Socotra JNDF Base, UAE Base.
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +285
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +218 [+25 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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil,+9 Japanese Oil,+10 Saudi Oil, +4 Kuwaiti Oil, +3 Mexican Oil,+5 Chinese Precious metals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines









-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 6/8 (1 Reserves) -8; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq, 1 Northern Poland, 1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6; (1 Q3 2009) (3 Q1 2010)[2 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1(Q4 2009), ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4,SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3; ACC-3, AAS-2, 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: +256
Deficit: -713
Credit Income: +137 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -41 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 5/8 (0 Reserve) -8; [1 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 3 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 4/7 (0 Reserve) -7; [2 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 4/8 -8; [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 Levant ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-2, AAS-2, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-2 , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-4 , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP, HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),KOO(Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +225
Deficit:
Credit Income: +106 [+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,+3 Brazilian pre-salt oil; ]
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/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/17 (17 Reserves) -17; [ ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 1/8 -10
Economy: +180
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +32 (+20 Iranian Oil, +6 Chinese Electronics,+0 German Pharamceuticals,+0 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum,+0 Japanese vehicles,+4 Chinese Rare Earth Min.,+5 Iranian Agriculture ;-10 anti government unrest, -12 defecit)
Conflicts: 2009 Iranian Conflict



-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/5 (8 Reserve) -5 [2 Gulf of Oman Carriers, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 7/9 -9;(2 Q1 2010) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant, 4 Gulf of Oman, 2 Strait of Hormuz]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3 , RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-3.
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,RFG (L1 Q1 2010)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base.
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +236
Deficit: -0
Credit Income: +175 (+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,+8 French Guianese Gold; -0 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, 2009 Iranian Conflict








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 -10 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 2/4 (2 Reserves) -4 (1 Liancourt rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Naval Units: 2/6 -6 (1 Q1 2010)(1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-3 / 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-1, KOO(Q2 2010)
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Seoul Defenses,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Israel-
Leader: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 14/15 (17 Reserve) -15; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 4 Israeli-Syrian Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (4 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 6/6 -6; [6 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-4, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / 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-1,DAVID(L1 Q1 2011)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q3 2010)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +209
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +77 [+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,Israeli-Syrian Conflict,Gaza War
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1




-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 4/5 (0 Reserves) (4 mobilizing Q3 2009) -5; [4 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/4 (2 Reserve) -4;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-1(L2 Q3 2009) / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2 (L3 Q1 2012), ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Economy: +203
Deficit: -274
Credit Income: +102 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +25 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron,+13 Syrian Agriculture; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Israeli-Syrian Conflict
==



-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (acecipher)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderately low
Military Units: 2/10 (15 Reserve) -10; [2 North Eastern Poland]
Air Units: 0/10 -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- FP-2,ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010),BKX(Q1 2011)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +252
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

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Re: World News

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-United States of America-
Leader: James Johnson, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 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; [4 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 4 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-4,SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-2(L3 Q1 2011),CAR-2(L3 Q1 2011), GSP-2(Q2 2010), PHB-1), AG-1, MPLRCM(Q3 2009),GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009), GM3 (Q2 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: +286
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +123 [+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, -25 Hurricane Katrina Damage]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==








-Russian Federation-
Leader: Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 6/19 (90 Reserves) -12; [2 Chechnya, 4 South Ossetia]
Air Units: 0/16 (8 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/11 -11; [2 Arctic Ocean, 4 Baltic Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 2/7 -7; (3 Q4 2009)(1 Q1 2010) (1 Q2 2010) [4 South Ossetia]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-3, 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(L4 Q4 2009), SEC-4
Specific/Secret- CAUG-1,ZL(Q3 2009), MOR(Q3 2009)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +251
Deficit: -2134
Credit Income: +166 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +30 Caspian oil,; -126 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,Russo-Georgian War,Insurgency in the North Caucasus
===
Chechen Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology:Islamic Nationalism
Units: 1




-China-
Leader: Hu Jintao, President of China (Red John)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 3/36 (140 Reserves) -36; [3 Dijbouti Base]
Air Units: 3/22 (8 Reserves) -22; [1 Malaysia, 2 Dijbouti Base]
Naval Units: 10/12 -12; (2 Q4 2009) [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea, 4 Dijbouti Base]
Metal Gear Units: 0/0; (3 Q1 2010)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-1(L2 Q4 2009), 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(L4 Q3 2009), SEC-3
Specific/Secret- HD-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mainalnd Coastal Fortifications, Dijbouti Base, Deir ez Zor-Syria Base (Q2 2009), Lagos-Nigeria Base (Q1 2010),
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +295
Deficit: -1024
Credit Income: +317[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil,+6 Syrian oil; -60 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==








-Japan-
Leader: Sadakazu Tanigaki, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 8/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Under UNIFIL Cmd,6 Okinawa islands]
Air Units: 9/14 (2 Reserve) -14; [1 Levant, 2 UAE Base, 6 Okinawa islands]
Naval Units: 12/12 -12; (4 Q1 2010) [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 4 Arabian Sea, 6 Okinawa islands]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2009), MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-2, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP,ITER-1,OMG-1,EHM-1,KNT2(Q4 2009),POR(Q2 2010),KOO(Q2 2010),M(Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDF Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS,THAAD Defense System Home island MDS(Q4 2009), Socotra JNDF Base, UAE Base.
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +285
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +218 [+25 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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil,+9 Japanese Oil,+10 Saudi Oil, +4 Kuwaiti Oil, +3 Mexican Oil,+5 Chinese Precious metals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines









-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 6/8 (1 Reserves) -8; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq, 1 Northern Poland, 1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6; (1 Q3 2009) (3 Q1 2010)[2 Arabian Sea, 1 Levant]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1(Q4 2009), ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4,SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3; ACC-3, AAS-2, 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: +256
Deficit: -713
Credit Income: +137 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -41 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 5/8 (0 Reserve) -8; [1 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 3 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 4/7 (0 Reserve) -7; [2 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 4/8 -8; [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 Levant ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-2, AAS-2, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-2 , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-4 , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP, HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),KOO(Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +225
Deficit:
Credit Income: +106 [+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,+3 Brazilian pre-salt oil; ]
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/Moderately low
Military Units: 0/17 (17 Reserves) -17; [ ]
Air Units: 0/8 (1 Reserve) -8;
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 1/8 -10
Economy: +180
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +32 (+20 Iranian Oil, +6 Chinese Electronics,+0 German Pharamceuticals,+0 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum,+0 Japanese vehicles,+4 Chinese Rare Earth Min.,+5 Iranian Agriculture ;-10 anti government unrest, -12 defecit)
Conflicts: 2009 Iranian Conflict



-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/5 (8 Reserve) -5 [2 Gulf of Oman Carriers, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 7/9 -9;(2 Q1 2010) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant, 4 Gulf of Oman, 2 Strait of Hormuz]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3 , RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-3.
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,RFG (L1 Q1 2010)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base.
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +236
Deficit: -0
Credit Income: +175 (+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,+8 French Guianese Gold; -0 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, 2009 Iranian Conflict








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 -10 (1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 under UNIFIL Cmd)
Air Units: 2/4 (2 Reserves) -4 (1 Liancourt rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Naval Units: 2/6 -6 (1 Q1 2010)(1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 UNIFIL)
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-3 / 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-1, KOO(Q2 2010)
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Seoul Defenses,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Israel-
Leader: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 14/15 (17 Reserve) -15; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 4 Israeli-Syrian Boarder, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (4 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 6/6 -6; [6 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-4, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / 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-1,DAVID(L1 Q1 2011)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q3 2010)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +209
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +77 [+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,Israeli-Syrian Conflict,Gaza War
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1




-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 4/5 (0 Reserves) (4 mobilizing Q3 2009) -5; [4 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/4 (2 Reserve) -4;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-1(L2 Q3 2009) / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2 (L3 Q1 2012), ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Economy: +203
Deficit: -274
Credit Income: +102 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +25 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron,+13 Syrian Agriculture; -16 deficit]
Conflicts: Israeli-Syrian Conflict
==



-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (acecipher)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderately low
Military Units: 2/10 (15 Reserve) -10; [2 North Eastern Poland]
Air Units: 0/10 -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- FP-2,ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010),BKX(Q1 2011)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +252
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



-Turkey-
Leader: Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey (DeeGee)
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-3/ 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: +247
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


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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: +204
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:

-Brazil-
Leader: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
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: +253
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +83 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics,+3 Brazilian Agriculture; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:



-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/5 -5 (2 Reserves)
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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(L4 Q1 2009), AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +227
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +111 (+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 China(Taiwan)-
Leader: , 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,
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:




-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
Conflicts:




-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 (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
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:




-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT
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:

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)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:




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


-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


-Guinea-
Government: Presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/France
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-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: 4/5 [4 Niger Delta]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/2 [1 Niger Delta]
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

-Rwanda-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units:
Naval Units:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC , ADC , NDC
Economy:



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==


-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
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:
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-Zimbabwe-
Government: Dominant-party presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
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: 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: Insurgency in Laos

-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar

-Nepal-



-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, South Thailand insurgency


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


-Armenia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/Russia
Military units: 1/2 [1 Nagorno-Karabakh]
Air units: 0/1
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==


-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: 2
Conflicts:
==

-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 1/2 (1 Reserve) [1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==


-Georgia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/EU
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Mobilized Q1 2009) (2 Reserve), 1 Abkhazia
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1 , NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Georgian Occupation of South Ossetia & Abkhazia,Russo-Georgian War
==
South Ossetian Military
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1
==
Abkhazian Armed Forces
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1



-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: 1/1 (3 Reserves) [1 Eastern Latvia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan


-Lithuania-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Reserves) [1 Southern Lithuania]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 4/4 (3 Reserves) (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan, 2 Northern Poland)
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: 2
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:
==
Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1



-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/9 (9 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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: 3




-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:
==



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

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Mexico-
Government:Federal presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/US
Military Units: 0/4 (1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Mexican Drug War





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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 Colombia]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict, Rebellion
==


-Honduras-
Government: Presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Honduras/United States
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==






-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 W.Venezuela]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 W.Venezuela]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==


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News:
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World Conflicts
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (declared over, minimal insurgency)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict (Ceasfire signed)
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Russo-Georgian War (Ceasefire signed)
Israeli-Syrian Conflict(Ceasfire signed)
2009 Iranian Conflict
Gaza War
Rebellion in Ecuador
Sudanese nomadic conflicts
Insurgency in the North Caucasus
2009 Peruvian political crisis
South Yemen insurgency
Boko Haram insurgency


United Nations
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Milan Lukic listening to allegations of war crimes brought against him.

-July- The International War Crimes Tribunal finds two former Bosnian Serbs of the White Eagles paramilitary force guilty of war crimes. Milan Lukic is described as leader of an assault that herded about 130 women, children and elderly men into two houses – in or near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad. The houses were then set afire, and all those who tried to escape were shot.
Africa
Footage from reported raid on Boko Haram leadership
-July- The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, a Tutsi, speaks of reconciliation for the many Hutu guilty of murder during his nation's genocide. He describes it as for the sake of "building the future." This follows the Prime Minister of India, Manmoha Singh, flattering the President of Sri Lanka yesterday in order to encourage generosity toward former rebel fighters in Sri Lanka now being denied a victor's generosity.

-The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram initiates an uprising in Bauchi State, Nigeria and quickly spreads throughout the northern part of the country.

-In northern Nigeria a Muslim "preacher," Mohammed Yusuf, according to the BBC has been attacking Western education, and mobs have been attacking people and a police station. Yusuf himself has had a Western education. His group has been called Nigeria's Taliban. More than 50 Muslim leaders are reported to have urged Nigeria's police, local authorities and state security to take action against Yusuf's sect. In recent violence more than 700 have been killed. Most sect members are young and unemployed.

-Boko Haram insurgency: , Nigerian Army soldiers reportedly launched an offensive on the compound of sect leader Mohammed Yusuf and a nearby mosque used by his followers in the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. Troops shelled Mohammed Yusuf's home in the city after Yusuf's followers barricaded themselves inside. Shots rained across the city. Nigerian security forces killed 100 Boko Haram militants in fighting in Maiduguri. Security forces fought their way into a mosque occupied by militants, raking the interior with machine gun fire. Elsewhere, Military and Police forces engaged militants in house-to-house fighting. It was initially reported that Boko Haram vice-chairman Abubakar Shekau had been killed, but he was later reported alive. Nigerian policemen were also killed. After the government declared Maidguri to be secured, Nigerian forces began setting up mortar positions to shell the remaining enemy compound. Yusuf was captured by the military and handed over to the police at the police headquarters in Maiduguri. Police officers summarily executed Yusuf inside the compound in full view of public onlookers. Police officials initially claimed that either Yusuf was shot while trying to escape or died of wounds sustained during a gun battle with the military. The police also executed other Boko Haram suspects, including Yusuf's father-in-law, outside the police headquarters.

-The Kenyan government announces and official end to the Mount Elgon insurgency with the death of SDF leader, Wycliffe Matwakei Komol.

-August- Mali has passed a law that gives women equal rights in marriage. Protests have erupted across the nation. The head of a Muslim woman's association reports that only a minority – Muslim intellectuals – supports the law. Mali is 90 percent Muslim.

-Sudanese nomadic conflict: In early morning on 2 August 2009, more than 180 members of the Lou Nuer community were killed, more than 30 others injured and further numbers were declared missing in a "well coordinated and planned" attack carried out whilst they were fishing for food, allegedly by Murle fighters. Eleven protective soldiers were also killed. The dead were searching for food amidst severe shortages after barges which were shipping aid to them were attacked the previous June. People were pursued in the direction of a river, with some bodies becoming tangled in fishing nets. The majority of the dead were children and women, with entire families claimed to have been "wiped out". The death toll was predicted to rise.

-Boko Haram Insurgency: On 2 August, a group of women and children abducted by Boko Haram were found locked in a house in Maiduguri. The military said a total of 700 people were killed in Maiduguri during the clashes. The Red Cross later said that it had taken 780 bodies from the streets of the city to be buried in mass graves.

-September- In Guinea, Captain Moussa Camara's soldiers rampage in a stadium of people protesting rumors of Camara's plan to run in January’s presidential election, after promising he would not. Around 157 people are reported dead. In an interview with Radio France Internationale, Camara denies responsibility, saying, "I wasn't myself in the stadium."

-Gindran civil War: Sophie N'dram, commander of the GLF, made a statement to William Weah. Sophie N'dram stated that she will continue the fight of the late General Augustine Eguabon. She stated she will not rest until President Weah is in the ground. The GLF recruits and additional unit.
Asia
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Recently recruited South Korean Troops


-July- In India a 148-year-old law against homosexuality, from the time of British rule, is overturned.

-Japanese entertainment comes to China with a new deal struck between the Chinese and Japanese entertainment industries. Anime and Manga is now being translated into Chinese via subtitles and Japanese anime writers are working with Chinese writers to create a homegrown Chinese anime. The relatively small number of Chinese anime fans begin to grow.

- The China Daily reports rioting and "carnage" in the city of Urumqi of the Autonomous Republic of Xinjiang, including 156 deaths, about 1080 injured. According to the lengthy and detailed article the "Rioters vandalized and burned 203 local stores and 14 residential houses, while 260 vehicles, including two police vehicles and 190 buses, were reportedly torched." An article in the New York Times describes Muslim Uighurs chanting "God is great" and previous brawls between Muslims and Han Chinese residents. News clips broadcast in the United States show Han Chinese women bloodied by Uighurs. The New York Times reports Uighur use of the internet in organizing the riots, and it describes Chinese officials blaming Rebiya Kadeer for the rioting. She is now living in Washington D.C. and leading a movement for Uighur separation.

-In Xianjing a mob of Han Chinese armed with iron bars and machetes roam about looking to retaliate against Muslim Uighurs for yesterday's violence. Authorities claim to have restored order and vociferously support ethnic harmony. Some Uighur exiles agitate for separation in the form of political independence – as black nationalists opposed to integration did in the US during the early 1960s. China's Communist Party sees integration as the wave of the future rather than ethnic separation.

Cambodian–Thai border dispute: The PRC issues a warning to the Thai government that further boarder incursions will not be tolerated by China. Western analysts stir over this questioning weather or not this means China is willing to commit military forces to the situation. Along the boarder, no movement of forces is observed.

-Peace talks resume between India and Pakistan, and many are encouraged that the two sides, after decades of conflict, appear committed to peace.

-Nepal's government exercises a male point of view by offering a cash incentive to men to marry one of many women widowed by the country's high death rate from AIDs and recent war. Some women complain, believing that such marriages are likely to create more misery.

-August- Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan, killing 500 and stranding more than 1,000 via the worst flooding on the island in half a century.

-The Japanese land, air, and sea units in Okinawa return to Japan.

-In Burma, a regime that is criminal in its origins concludes its sham trial by sentencing Suu Kyi to 18 more months of house arrest.

- A team of Japanese scientists reports that plastics adrift on the oceans are decomposing, creating a toxic soup that sinks.

- In Japan, the political party that has ruled since 1955, the Liberal Democrats, loses power. The Democratic Party of Japan takes power on promises to rely less on American-style capitalism (more like China perhaps, where government spending drives the economy more than consumer and entrepreneurial spending) and to do more for the people. Sadakazu Tanigaki is replaced by Yukio Hatoyama as Prime Minister.

-The South Korean Air force mobilizes its 2 reserve units.In an additional announcement the South Korean Air Force announces the formation of 6 additional air units. An upgrade program for the South Korean fleet of B1 bombers is also announced(upgrade to L3 SB).

-Sri Lanka Civila War: Selvarasa Pathmanathan, the new leader of LTTE was arrested by a Sri Lankan military intelligence unit, with the collaboration of local authorities, in the Tune Hotel, Downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and brought back to Sri Lanka.

-Rumors surface from the DPRK that Kim Jong-Il has acquired late cold war metal gear technology in the form of Sahelanthropus, the former USSR's large bipedal Metal Gear. Western analysts in South Korea do not completely believe the rumor, but have considered the possibility that the DPRK does indeed posses plans akin to the Shagohad Metal Gear, also of Soviet design.

-Trouble in the Shanghai stock exchange is reported as it appears companies are losing money and stock prices have been found to be low. This has caused panic in the economic wing of the Chinese government who are stating that Shanghai has fallen victim to a cyber attack. It has also been found that thousands of accounts in Chinese banks have been drained over vulnerable networks. With this news the Chinese people begin withdrawing personal funds in other cities such as Beijing for fear of falling victim to an identical cyber attack.

-September- Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted that the Maoists had growing appeal among a large section of Indian society, including tribal communities, the rural poor as well as sections of the intelligentsia and the youth. He added that "Dealing with left-wing extremism requires a nuanced strategy – a holistic approach. It cannot be treated simply as a law and order problem.

-The Chinese military announces it now has achieved the creation of a cyber division that is making use of cutting edge technology to better protect Chinese military mainframes and China's growing economy. Many within the government are hopeful that the new technology being utilized will enable China to limit the amount of serious breaches it has per year. (L4 CC completed).

-The Japanese Airforce forms 4 additional air units due to its expanding role in the affairs of the UNSC. The Mitsubishi F-15J also completes an upgrade program( ASL L4 complete).

-The ROK Army forms 10 new land units. The news escalates tensions with the DPRK. Reports of KPA formations moving toward the boarder surface. 3 units of the KPA have been sent to the boarder.

-Monetary aid sent from Australia to Thailand has little effect on obtaining stability within the government.
Europe

TV spot for Otselotovaya Khvatka Private Military Company


-July- In Frankfurt, twelve companies, among them Siemens and Deutsche Bank, sign an agreement to begin what has been described as the biggest solar energy project of all time. In places in the Sahara, banks of mirrors will send suns rays to a central column that drives a turbine. The project is estimated to start generating electricity in about ten years and to produce 15 percent of Europe's electricity needs by 2050.

-Otselotovaya Khvatka, a Private Military company is formed. Based in Moscow, Otselotovaya Khvatka is heavily equipped with Russian small arms ,MiG-3's, MiG-29's and Hind helicopters. Otselotovaya Khvatka is composed of former Russian air force pilots, VDV, and Spetsnaz soldiers. The PMC has been contracted this month by the Armenian army to assist in the boarder clashes with Azerbaijan.

-Iceland's national parliament, the Althingi, votes to pursue joining the EU.

-The German government begins building fiber-optic lines between and into all major German cities. The cables connect communities with never before experienced super high speed internet. The government also creates an endowed scholarship for the study of Computer Science and Engineering.

-The Amalgamated Metal Corporation, based in Britain, is accused of buying minerals from rebels in the Congo who have seized mineral sources.

-The British government re-introduces nationalized railroads. Lowering the prices of commuter and goods transport moving forward. Money is used to buy out companies control over the rail lines. The government promises lower prices and more regulation in regards to the rail lines.

-The city of Malmo, in southern Sweden, has moved freedom forward by legalizing being topless at city swimming pools, but as yet women are not baring their breasts, probably because like other normal people they still want to be able to move in public without being stared at.

-Britain imposes sanctions on Iran and an embargo on all goods head to and from Iran further harming the Iranian economy.

-August- In Denmark, the Conservative Party favors a ban on people covering their face with clothing such as burkas and niqabs in public places. An immigrant from Syria, Naser Khader, who helped establish a Modern Muslims group, agrees. Danish People’s Party and the Social Democrats agree. But the Liberal Party declares legislating against certain types of clothing as step too far.

-The remaining Russian units in South Ossetia withdraw back across the Russian boarder. Leaving the new state of South Ossetia to its own affairs. The South Ossetian government states it owes the Russian government a debt of gratitude for its part in helping the south Ossetian people gain independence from Georgia.

-September- A judge in Poland says that Catholics have the right to express their disapproval of abortion and to call it murder, but they don't have the right to vilify an individual. On a doctor's advice, Alicja Tysiac wanted an abortion. The Catholic magazine, Gosc Niedzielny, compared her abortion to the actions of Nazi war criminals. In Poland, abortions are allowed when the health of the mother is threatened.

-Spain's government reveals its plan to liberalize abortion beyond a response to rape, a fetus showing genetic defect or when the health of the pregnant woman is at risk. The new law will allow an abortion for girls as young 16 without parental consent.

-The Russian military begins updating its self propelled anti-aircraft capabilities. The S-300V4 is what the military has unveiled to spearhead the advance in mobile anti-air capabilities. (Advance to L4 SPAA). The Russian government also reduces its deficit further.

-Hugh Sykes writes of British failures regarding hearts and minds in the Basra area of Iraq. He quotes a US battalion commander, Colonel Brian Doser, as saying "You can't wait for the security problem to be solved before you work on reconstruction," and "If you wait to solve the security problem before you improve the infrastructure, you may never solve the security problem."

-The German Aerospace Center works to compile large amounts of publicly available data with regards to lunar surveys. The DLR begins scoping out spots on the moon to survey in the future. The DLR also put out an RFI for habitat technologies, and have begun looking into the medical research needed for human habitation on the moon.

-In Abhkazia, Abhkazian rebels and the Gurluokovich mercenaries confront Georgian troops in Gali. Rebels attack occupying Georgian troops in sporadic engagements throughout the city. The mercenaries provide the brunt of the strike by knocking out a Georgian armored column using MRO-A anti-tank weapons. The Georgian unit in Abhkazia is forced to withdraw to Zugdidi.

-It has been reported the The Russian military has added 1 more Zmey class Metal gear and 2 more Likho class metal gears to its arsenal of Metal Gear units. 2 new Morskoy class metal gears have been introduced into Russian service. The creation of Metal gears was rumored to have been as secret but it would appear that the news has found its way to the public eye. The Morskoy class is rumored to be a marine based Metal gear, equipped with rail guns, torpedoes, and surface to air missiles.

Middle East
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Tehran skyline after clashes between protesters and police.


-July- Prime Minister Malaki boasts of tough-talk with the US and that he hopes it will lead to a withdrawal agreement being formed.

-The United Nations Mission in Iran is formed. Dubbed the UNMI, China sends 5 air units to participate in the no fly zone over Iran. 3 from bases in China, 2 from Chinese bases in Djibouti. The PLAN also commits two units out of the Djibouti base.

-Anti-government protests continue in Tehran. Clashes between police and protesters continue to be violent. Many younger Iranians continue to blame Ahmadinejad for Iran's growing problems.

-Turkey implements economic sanctions on Iran in an effort to get the government comply with re-joining the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty. An embargo is also placed on Iran.

-Al-Qaeda promises to target Chinese workers in Algeria.

-Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes near Qazvin, Iran, killing all 168 on board.

-President Assad announces a ceasefire has been agreed upon between Syrian and Israeli forces. The terms of which have not been released to the public. IDF forces retreat from the Syrian boarder except for 1 which is assigned to the Lebanese boarder of the Golan heights.

-The 2 British naval units in the Persian Gulf begin conducting naval exercises in preparation for rising tensions with Iran. 4 Additional Royal Navy units join the two already stationed in the Persian Gulf. The British Navy also reveals the completion of an additional naval unit.

-The Iranian military forms 5 new land units and 2 air units. The new units have yet to be mobilized but analysts predict that Iran is preparing for the outbreak of war.

-2009 Iranian Conflict: The Iranian Air Force shows disregard for the UN enforced no-fly zone. 4 Iranian air units are intercepted by 2 American, 1 Japanese, and 1 Indian air unit. The intercepting units take fire from clustered Iranian mobile AA. 1 American and 1 Japanese air unit are destroyed. It is believed that 2 American pilots survived and are in the custody of the Revolutionary Guard. 2 Iranian Air units were shot down by the Australian and American Air force. Immediately after the intercepting units were attacked, The Japanese Navy launched strategic missiles at the Mobile AA units. 2 Iranian land units have been confirmed destroyed from the responding missile strike. No civilian casualties were reported at this time.

-Iraq War: Australia withdrew its unit from Iraq ending Australian presence in the country, per an agreement with the Iraqi government. The Australian Air force also re-deploys its 2 air units in Iraq to the naval units in the Persian Gulf in support of UNMI.

-Australian Naval units in the Persian Gulf carry out military exercises with a focus on air, land, sea integration. French naval in air units also proceed to do the same.

-Sweden's military is attacked near its base in northern Afghanistan. In the hours-long firefight three attackers are killed and two injured. No Swedish soldiers are reported to have been injured.

-The Syrian government turns its attention toward rebuilding damaged infrastructure with a focus on water purification and electricity needs throughout Syria. The government uses the opportunity to implement new technologies, upgrading some of the damaged out dated infrastructure.

-The 8 american Naval units currently enforcing a blockade against Iranian ships in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf have been assigned to operate under the United Nations Mission in Iran. 2 USAF units are assigned to the Mediterranean fleet and 2 to the Persian Gulf Fleet.

-South Yemen insurgency: 4 Yemeni soldiers are killed as armed men attack a government checkpoint in the south. It was said supporters of Tareq al-Fadhli, an Islamist leader who called for protests in response for the death of 16 people at a separatist rally, were responsible.

-Back in the Middle East again, after traveling the "front line of terrorism," Tom Friedman of the New York Times reports that "the bad guys are losing." He writes that the "extremist Islamist groups and governments... have failed to persuade people by either their arguments or their performances in power that their puritanical versions of Islam are the answer."

-August- Commander Baitullah Mehsud, the unofficial amir of South Waziristan, leader of the Taliban, organizer of the murder of Benair Bhutto and other terrorist acts inside Pakistan, has been described by followers as having been killed by a US drone missile on August 5. Strategists in the US admit that someone will rise to take his place, if he is indeed dead. Today, Baitullah's deputy, Hakimullah Mehsud (apparently not a brother or son), said reports of Baitullah death were "ridiculous." At any rate, the US strategy is to behead Taliban and al Qaeda leaders. People in South Waziristan and in greater Pakistan dislike the drone intrusions. But US strategists, while aware of the long-term importance of hearts and minds, are not willing to give up cross border drone attacks. Meanwhile, some believe that beheading the regime in Burma would be a popular move. As today's reports have it, Hakimullah is no longer claiming that his commander, Baitullah Mehsud, is still alive. According to reports, a meeting took place to decide who was to replace Baitullah. Gunfire was employed. Hakimullah was shot dead. Rehman Malik appears to have been the winner. But gathering news and confirmations from South Waziiristan is difficult.

-Ramadan begins. The imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca calls upon Muslims to do good deeds, to work for world peace and to stop bloodshed, violence and injustice.

-In the mountainous north of Yemen, a government offensive with air strikes, tanks and artillery moves against the tribal Zaidi Shia sect, which is said to have been seeking to establish Shia rule. Yemen is predominately Sunni.

-The Pakistani government shows interest in more advanced Chinese weaponry which many within the military would like to see the government purchase.

-Houthi insurgency in Yemen: The Yemeni government promised to use an "iron fist" against the rebels. 3 army units, backed by tanks and fighter aircraft, launched a fresh offensive, code-named Operation Scorched Earth, against the Houthis in the northern Sa'ada province. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by the fighting.

-Al Qaeda Insurgency in Yemen: the Yemeni army launched a major offensive in the city of Lawdar controlled by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 3 Units were sent in to deal with Al Qeada. Several militants including local leaders of Al Qaeda were killed during the clashes. On August 25 Yemeni authorities claimed to regain control of the southern town of Lawdar, a great part of which was in the grip of suspected Al-Qaeda militants during days of clashes with the army. On August 25, gunmen on motorcycles attacked a military patrol in Yemen's restive south on Wednesday, killing four soldiers and wounding one, a security official said. The official said an early investigation indicated the attackers were members of al-Qaida, which lately appears to have stepped up high-profile attacks in the south of this impoverished country. He did not provide details. The attack occurred in the Abyan provincial capital of Zinjibar and brought to 53 the number of soldiers killed by al-Qaida since May, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

-Balochistan conflict: Khan of Kalat Mir Suleiman Dawood declared himself ruler of Balochistan and formally announced a Council for Independent Balochistan. The council's claimed domain includes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, as well as Pakistani Balochistan, but does not include Afghan Baloch regions. The council claimed the allegiance of "all separatist leaders including Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti." Suleiman Dawood stated that the UK had a "moral responsibility to raise the issue of Balochistan's illegal occupation at international level.

-4 students are shot in Tehran by police after throwing rocks at them. The event adds more fuel to the anti-government protests taking place. Rumor has it that there may be growing risk for protest in other major cities as a result. Facing this kind of internal and external pressure, Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have been reluctant to make any public appearances. CNN reportes believe that the government will not hesitate to implement martial law if the protests continue. Reports also surface of letters from clerics that were exposed to the public. The letters questioned Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's qualification to rule in the first place. The exposed letters have damaged the Ayatollah's reputation as it appears there is even descent amongst the religious leaders in Iran. The Basij are deployed to break up demonstrators and respond by beating protesters., quelling some of the unrest by force. However the Iranian government is beginning to face unrest in parts of the country that have been repressed by the current government. Iranian Kurds and Baluchs chief among them. Members of the Kurdistan Free Life Party(PJAK) have seized the opportunity to raid 2 police stations in Sanandaj.

-September- An Israeli rights group, B'Tselem, claims that careful cross-checking indicates that during the Gaza War 1,387 Palestinians died, over half of them civilians and 252 of them children. An Israeli army report states that fewer than 300 civilians died during the fighting in December and January. A group of Israeli veterans of the war have said that widespread abuses had been committed against Gaza civilians under "permissive" Israeli army rules of engagement. Some Israelis are disturbed too by reports of rabbis assigned to the troops having evoked a "We are God's army" element during the fighting.

-Reformists from the Islamic Iran Participation Front move to take advantage of the protests happening in Tehran as the government struggles to contain them. Mir-Hossein Mousavi is celebrated by the reforests and the movement sparked by the election results continues. Protests erupt in Isfahan,Ahvaz and Urmia as well. The reformist movement continues spending money to increase organization efforts an reach out to populations in cities that have yet to display their opposition to the presidential election and to and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Over social media, young Iranians record the brutality perpetrated by the police towards protesters. Rumors from within the Iranian gvoernment indicate that they are having trouble shutting down access to social media, citing that channels that have been shut down are being reopened from an unknown source. Some fliers quoting French enlightenment thinkers have been found in the streets of Tehran. Much of the world has been able to see the repression brought down by the Iranian government on forward thinking population centers within Iran. Iranian Green Movement leaders have been the targets of raids by police in Tehran. Over 200 people have been arrested in the raids. Aaron Rhodes, a spokesman for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, stated that "Iranian intelligence and security forces are using the public protests to engage in what appears to be a major purge of reform-oriented individuals whose situations in detention could be life-threatening".In Isfahan Province, prosecutor-general Mohammadreza Habibi warned that dissidents could face execution under Islamic law.

-Japanese units working with UNIFIL strike another blow against Hezbollah in Halta, close to the Syrian boarder. Japanese troops raid 2 dozen locations suspect of hoarding weaponry. 7 of which produce results with the help of the SASR. The weaponry found is Iranian and has been destroyed.

- People are complaining about insensitive fellow Muslims using their mobile phones around the Kaaba, in Mecca, disrupting the sanctity of the holy place while most others are praying.

-Syria begins expanding its own weapons industry by introducing licensed home grown AK variants for military use among other small arms. (SA level 2 complete).

-An eleven-minute tape by Osama bin-Laden has been released. In it he celebrates his September 11 attack, and he speaks of his war of attrition.

-Saudi Arabia's Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Prince Naif, announces a plan for a special department "to combat extremism and terrorism." He says that the Saudi kingdom will continue its efforts to convince al-Qaeda militants to return to the right path.

-1 unit of the South Korean navy is sent to the Persian Gulf to operate as part of UNMI. 1 Unit of the ROKAF accompanies the naval unit and is based at the Japanese base in the UAE.

-A multi-billion dollar science and technology university opens in Saudi Arabia. It has one of the world's fastest super-computers. The university will take advantage of brain power that exists among Saudi Women. On campus women will work on a basis of equality with men. Scientists and students will attend from more than sixty countries.

-The Syrian government has decided to takeover construction of the military base at Deir ez Zor which was started by the PLA. The base, which was nearly finished, was completed this month by Syrian construction crews. The government also pays off a chunk of its defict.

-General McChrystal, commander of US Forces in Afghanistan, tells 60 Minutes that in Afghanistan mistakes have been made and that Taliban insurgents will no longer be targeted with air strikes. Civilian causalities, he says, are more import than was realized. "If the people view us as occupiers," he adds, "we can't be successful."

-The Turkish military begins pooling resources to form its own Cyber Division. The Turkish Air Force has begun planning a retrofiting program that is focused on close air support capabilities. However Air force officers have voiced the need for an updated fighter-bomber platform aside from the current F-4 Phantom II's. (Advance L3 CAS).

-The British military begins upgrades to its military bases in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Britain. Introducing more modern amenities and capabilities.

-Al Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: A number of militants attacked and took control of the village of Hota in the southern parts of the country, prompting the Army to counter-attack.

-4 Syrian units join active formations after being called to mobilize earlier in the year.

-The US sends a military aid package to Pakistan to help it combat the Taliban in Pakistan.

-Britain puts forth fiances to reduce its deficit by 100.

-An Isreali UCAV carries out a strike mission on suspect locations of Hamas leadership. It is unknown at this time if any Hamas leaders fell victim to the attacks as none have been reported.

-With the success of the ‘Verne’ program, development continues on the French programme. Special attention is given to developing new engines and alternate ways of achieving earth orbit (Advance to L4 SEC)

North America & Caribbean
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One of many dead Secret Service agents from the terrorist attack on the White House.


-July- California is meeting its obligations to pay taxpayers, vendors and local governments by issuing IOUs that major banks announce they will not honor. Governor Schwarzenegger switches to the anti-tax position of his fellow Republicans. He speaks of business competition, saying that increased taxes with drive businesses and jobs from California. In a recent election, Californians, accustomed to buying "stuff" including generous portions of food, voted down an increase in taxes.

-Canadians are sending letters to editors of the Toronto Star that include personal stories praising the speed with which healthcare has been available to them. They dislike descriptions of Canadian healthcare they are hearing in the debate on healthcare in the United States.

-August-Raul Castro announced yesterday that Cuba will cut spending on education and health care to help advance the economy. Cuba's economy has one-fifth the per capita GDP of the United States and health care that produces a lower infant mortality rate: 5.82 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to 6.26 in the United States, according to CIA figures. Cuba's neighbor, the Dominican Republic, is listed as having an infant mortality rate of 25.96 deaths per 1,000. Haiti's is 59.60 per 1,000.

-September- Conservative columnist George F. Will writes that it is "Time to get out of Afghanistan." The strategy of "clear, hold and build" is not working. Neither is nation-building. Recent elections have "altered no fundamentals." The US, he writes, "should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent Special Forces units, concentrating on the porous 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, a nation that actually matters." George Will does not want to see more "American valor" squandered.

-Mexican Drug War:The civil war in Mexico rages on. President Calderon has sent his army to take control of local police stations and communities. He is fighting six major drug organizations: one in the Tijuana area; another in the Ciudad Juarez area; a third in control from Monterrey in the northeast and south along the gulf coast area, including Yucatan; a fourth between Culiacan and Morelia in the southwest; the fifth in Morelia, ruled by "La Familia"; and the sixth between Morelia and just short of the city of Oaxaca in the far south. The drug dealers are fighting back, killing people in restaurants, clubs, hospitals, hitting police stations and elsewhere. President Calderon expresses interest in employing additional Private military companies to combat the threat of the cartels. However other politicians state that the government will not be able to afford sustaining contracts with additional PMC's for very long. Regardless President Calderon hires two more units of PMC's from Ravensword.

-National Geographic reports a study about a coming ice age produced by the earth's wobble as it rotates around the sun. Evidence indicates that human-induced global warming is delaying what would be normal cooling. From 2,000 years ago, temperatures in the Arctic have been tending downward, until 100 years ago, when they began a dramatic spike upward. (A graph was provided on their website.) The Arctic is now much warmer than it was 2,000 years ago, and it may be thousands of years before the coming of another ice age.

-George Will has stirred up debate on Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense Gates says that more ground troops may be needed in Afghanistan. He adds that when they see us as occupiers "we will have lost." The conservative writer Robert Kagan describes George Will's position on Afghanistan as "double surrender" and against US interests.

-It is the 8th anniversary of what is known as 9/11. "None of al Qaeda’s top leadership is in our custody," writes Ali Soufan, an F.B.I. special agent from 1997 to 2005. In a long and detailed article published in the New York Times on September 5, Soufan writes that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques faile to gain intelligence that "stopped even a single imminent threat of terrorism." He concludes that, "the professionals in the field are relieved that an ineffective, unreliable, unnecessary and destructive program – one that may have given al Qaeda a second wind and damaged our country’s reputation – is finished." Meanwhile, after more than eight years of warring, al Qaeda has failed to make any gains in its agenda.

-Sporadic reports came out of Washington proclaiming that a major terrorist attack occurred at the White House. Many casualties were reported. White House staff, Marines, to Secret Service personnel among them. President James Johnson and Vice President Dick Cheney were also found dead in the oval office. Four of the attackers were killed in the ensuing firefight. It is believed the President and Vice President never had a chance to escape.

-Recovered camera footage captured five individuals responsible for the attack. All five have been identified as Dead Cell by the CIA. Dead Cell is a rogue American counter-terrorism unit that went renegade in 2008. CNN has spoken with military officials who have have previous contact with Dead Cell. These men an women describe Dead Cell as being formed in 2005 by Col.Jackson of the USMC, husband of Helena Dolph Jackson, one of the perpetrators in the attack. Dead Cell's primary purpose was to carry out surprise assaults on ally bases, such as embassies, consuls, and military installations, in order to provide anti-terrorism training for the Navy SEALs and Marine Corps.

-The footage has leaked onto the internet. The footage shows five individuals to have what some would call super human abilities. The attack began when a woman identified as Helena Jackson drove an armored bank truck through the North Gate of the White House property. As soon as this happened Secret Service agents reacted and drew their weapons. Footage shows Helena Jackson coming out of the driver side of the truck with what has been identified as a man-portable Lockheed RG-590 Experimental Aircraft Rail Cannon. She immediately began blasting at the Secret Service agents and the North face of the White House. Secret Service agents returned fire, their bullets seemingly landing nowhere near her as she advanced.

-During the gunfight on the North face of the White house, an explosion caused by what was found to be C4 occurred on a southern exterior wall on the West wing. The blast killed several White House staff members. Two men entered through the gap caused by the C4 planted by a man identified as Fatman. One of the men entering the breach appeared to be of Chinese descent, the other an older Caucasian male. The CIA identified the two as Chinaman and Oldboy, both Dead Cell members. The two men proceeded thorugh the West wing killing Staff and Secret Service agents with machine guns, grenades, and their hands. Following them another Caucasian male with long black hair, identified as Vamp. Camera footage shows Vamp driving a knife into the sternum of President Johnson and ripping downward to his gut, eviscerating him. The Vice President met a similar fate after having been hit by a throwing knife.

-During their escape, an FBI HRT member split off from the rest of the HRT team and gunned down Chinaman and Oldboy. It was later discovered that this HRT member was Solid Snake who had disguised himself as part of the FBI HRT team. Footage shows Solid Snake proceeding to the Oval Office and confronting Vamp. It appears Vamp took fire from Solid Snake but escaped. Solid Snake then left the West wing and proceeded to engage Fortune who killed the other HRT members. Solid Snake tossed what looked to be a stun grenade at Fortune. He then charged her with knife in hand and drove his blade into her neck, killing her. Vamp and Fatman are still at large.

-Solid Snake was taken into the custody of the FBI and currently awaits questioning. Brian Hamilton, Speaker of the House, has assumed emergency powers as acting President of the United States.

Pacific
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President Yudhoyono of Indonesia.


-July- In Indonesia, President Yudhoyono wins re-election with 60.8 percent of the vote. Yudhoyono is widely reputed for integrity, smart management of the economy and fighting corruption. His reputation for creating stability was shaken by recent terrorist bombings of two luxury hotels.

-August- In Australia, authorities accuse five nationals of Somali and Lebanese descent of planning to kill as many soldiers on an army base as they could. The five are linked to a Somali group that wants to overthrow Somalia's UN-backed government. The connection between that struggle or advancing Islam and killing Australian soldiers remains unclear.

-In Malaysia, punishing a woman by six blows with a cane for having drank beer is under review by an Islamic court. Malaysia has a two-track legal system: one for Muslims, the other for non-Muslims.

-September- The Australian Air Force forms 5 air units in anticipation of possible losses in the no-fly zone over Iran.

South America
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Rebels opening fire on the positions of Piervu Armament contractors.


-July- Bolivia becomes the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.

-August- Internal conflict Peru: Two soldiers were killed in two separate incidents outside San Antonio de Carrizales, in the Huancayo Province. 3 soldiers were wounded in an encounter with SL rebels, in the San Antonio de Carrizales, in the Huancayo Province.

Rebellion in Ecuador: After being scattered in June, rebel forces gather strength and strike back at Piervu Armament in Sucumbíos Province. The rebels manage to gain a small victory as the Piervu Armament move West in a fighting retreat. The President of Ecuador voices his concern by pleading with the people of Ecuador to not support the rebel forces, even if they are of their own kin, or hail from the same town. Analysts from the United States think that the destabilization of Ecuador and the fall of its government is just a matter of time unless the rebels support network can be damaged.

-September- Internal conflict Peru: Shining Path militants shot down a Peruvian Air Force MI-17 helicopter, later killing the two pilots with small arms fire.
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-United States of America-
Leader: Brian Hamilton, President of the United States (Cephal)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderatly low
Land Units: 25/34 (20 Reserves) -34; [ 8 in Afghanistan,10 in Iraq, 4 in South Korea, 2 Italy,1 Poland]
Air Units:14/31 (16 Reserves) -31; [2 Japan, 4 Afghanistan, 4 Iraq, 1 Poland, 2 Mediterranean fleets, 1 Persian Gulf fleets]
Naval Units: 18/22 -22; [4 Pacific Ocean, 4 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Antarctic Ocean, 4 Mediterranean(UNMI), 4 in Persian Gulf(UNIMI)]
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-4,SEC-4
Specific/Secret-NM-2(L3 Q1 2011),CAR-2(L3 Q1 2011), GSP-2(Q2 2010), PHB-1), AG-1, MPLRCM-1, GLM(Q3 2010),OICS(Q4 2009), GM3-L1
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: +286
Deficit: -3000
Credit Income: +124 [+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, -25 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: Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia (Tellos)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/Moderate
Military Units: 2/19 (90 Reserves) -12; [2 Chechnya]
Air Units: 0/16 (8 Reserves) -16;
Naval Units: 10/11 -11; [2 Arctic Ocean, 4 Baltic Sea, 2 Caspian Sea, 2 Sea of Japan]
Metal Gears: 0/12 -12; (3 Q4 2009)(1 Q1 2010) (1 Q2 2010)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2,RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-4, SPA-3, SPAA-3(L4 Q2 2010), SA-3 / ACC-3, AAS-1 , AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2,PS-4 / MGT-3, CC-3(L4 Q4 2009), SEC-4
Specific/Secret- CAUG-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3(L4 Q1 2012), ADC 4, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +251
Deficit: -2134
Credit Income: +161 [+23 Ukrainian Wheat, +23 German Pharmaceuticals, +35 Chinese Electronics, +16 American Machinery, +30 Caspian oil,; -126 deficit, -55 corruption]
Conflicts: Insurgency in Chechnya, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,Insurgency in the North Caucasus
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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): High/Moderately High
Military Units: 3/36 (140 Reserves) -36; [3 Dijbouti Base]
Air Units: 6/22 (8 Reserves) -22; [1 Malaysia, 2 Dijbouti Base-UNMI, 3 UNMI]
Naval Units: 10/12 -12; (2 Q4 2009) [2 Yellow Sea, 2 East China Sea, 2 South China Sea, 2 Dijbouti Base, 2 UNMI]
Metal Gear Units: 0/0; (3 Q1 2010)
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-3, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-4, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-1(L2 Q4 2009), 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-4, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- HD-1,NM-1(Q4 2010),CA-1(Q1 2011)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2(L3 Q2 2012), NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mainalnd Coastal Fortifications, Dijbouti Base, Lagos-Nigeria Base (Q1 2010),
Nuclear Level: 6/8[-60]
Economy: +295
Deficit: -1024
Credit Income: +317[+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,+12 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,+4 Iraqi Oil,+3 Afghan Precious Minerals,+5 Chinese precious minerals, +10 Chinese oil,+6 Syrian oil; -60 deficit,-2 Burmese unrest]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
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-Japan-
Leader: Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan (Seren)
Popularity (Dom/Int): High/High
Military Units: 2/8 (2 Reserve) -8; [1 Phillipines, 1 Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL)]
Air Units: 8/13 (6 Reserve) -13; [1 Levant, 2 UAE Base(UNIMI), 3 Persian Gulf Naval units(UNIMI)]
Naval Units: 12/12 -12; (4 Q1 2010) [1 Straits of Malacca, 1 Levant, 4 Arabian Sea (UNIMI), 2 Persian Gulf (UNMI)]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-3, UCAV-2 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-1 / ACC-4, AAS-3, AS-4, BMS-1, CF-2, D-4, LCS-2, PS-4 / MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-2
Specific/Secret- BYNP,ITER-1,OMG-1,EHM-1,KNT2(Q4 2009),POR(Q2 2010),KOO(Q2 2010),M(Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 3
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,Dijbouti JNDF Base, PAC-3 Home Island MDS,THAAD Defense System Home island MDS(Q4 2009), Socotra JNDF Base, UAE Base.
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +285
Deficit: -594
Credit Income: +219 [+25 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,+4 Ivory Coast Rubber, +4 Nigerian oil,+9 Japanese Oil,+10 Saudi Oil, +4 Kuwaiti Oil, +3 Mexican Oil,+5 Chinese Precious metals; -34 deficit]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines



-United Kingdom-
Leader: John Prescott, Prime Minister of the UK (Marankara)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 6/8 (1 Reserves) -8; [2 Afghanistan, 2 Iraq, 1 Northern Poland, 1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 4/10 (2 Reserves) -10; [1 Afghanistan, 1 Iraq, 2 Persian Gulf Naval Units]
Naval Units: 6/7 -7; (3 Q1 2010)[6 Persian Gulf]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1(Q4 2009), ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-1; MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4,MRAP-2,AC-4,SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-3; ACC-3, AAS-2, 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: +256
Deficit: -613
Credit Income: +141 [+20 German Steel, +23 Chinese Electronics, +25 American machinery, +30 Norwegian Oil,+20 Norweigen Natural Gas,+3 North Sea Oil; -36 deficit]
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq,Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa,
==




-Australia-
Leader: Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (usefuldave)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately High/Moderate
Military Units: 4/8 (0 Reserve) -8; [3 Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL), 3 S.Afghanistan]
Air Units: 4/7 (0 Reserve) -7; [2 Iraq, 3 UNIFIL, 1 Afghanistan]
Naval Units: 4/8 -8; [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Straits of Malacca, 2 Levant ]
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-3, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / MBT-3, IFV-3, APC-2, MRAP-2, AC-3, SPA-1, SAA-4, SA-4 / ACC-2, AAS-2, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-2 , PS-4; MGT-1, CC-4 , SEC-2
Specific/Secret-BYNP, HOLEPUNCH(Q1 2010),KOO(Q2 2010),IPCA(Q2 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +225
Deficit:
Credit Income: +106 [+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,+3 Brazilian pre-salt oil; ]
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): Somewhat Low/Low
Military Units: 0/17 (22 Reserves) -17; [ ]
Air Units: 2/6 (3 Reserve) -6; [2 Iran]
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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-1,
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 1/8 -10
Economy: +173
Deficit: -210
Credit Income: +30 (+20 Iranian Oil, +6 Chinese Electronics,+0 German Pharamceuticals,+0 French Plastics,+15 Russian Aluminum,+0 Japanese vehicles,+4 Chinese Rare Earth Min.,+5 Iranian Agriculture ;-15 anti government unrest, -12 defecit)
Conflicts: 2009 Iranian Conflict, Insurgency in Balochistan, PJAK Insurgency
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Islamic Iran Participation Front Reformists(IIPF)
Influence/Sphere: Reformists/Reformists
Ideology: Islamic democracy & Liberalism
Units: 2
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Kurdistan Free Life Party(PJAK)
Influence/Sphere: Kurds/Kurds
Ideology: Kurdish nationalism,Democratic confederalism,Democratic socialism
Units: 2




-France-
Leader: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (MTFD)
Popularity(Dom/Int): Moderately low/Moderate
Military Units: 5/6 (7 Reserve) -6 [1 Afghanistan, 3 Chad,1 Mayotte]
Air Units: 5/5 (8 Reserve) -5 [2 Gulf of Oman Carriers, 2 Chad,]
Naval Units: 7/9 -9;(2 Q1 2010) [1 Arabian Sea, 1 Persian Gulf, 1 Levant, 4 Gulf of Oman, 2 Strait of Hormuz]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-3 , RWA-4, UCAV-3/ MBT-3, IFV-2, APC-2, MRAP-1, AC-3, SPA-3, SAA-4, SA-3 / ACC-4, AAS-4, AS-3, BMS-4, CF-3, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-2, CC-4, SEC-3(Q4 2011).
Specific/Secret- ITER-1,RFG (L1 Q1 2010)
LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 4
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Mayotte Naval Base.
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +236
Deficit: -0
Credit Income: +175 (+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,+8 French Guianese Gold; -0 defecit)
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Chadian Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa, 2009 Iranian Conflict








-Republic of Korea-
Leader: Lee Myung-bak, President of South Korea (Zhukar)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 (10 Reserves) -10 [1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 Southern Lebanon(UNIFIL)]
Air Units: 2/4 (8 Reserves)(2 mobilizing Q4 2009) -4 [1 Liancourt rocks, 1 Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL), 1 UAE base-Japanese]
Naval Units: 3/6 -6 (1 Q1 2010) [1 Liancourt Rocks, 1 Southern Lebanon(UNIFIL), 1 Persian Gulf(UNMI)]
Tech Research: SA-3 / CAS-3, SB-2(L3 Q3 2010), ASF-3(L4 Q3 2010), MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-3 / 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-1, KOO(Q2 2010)
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Korean DMZ, Seoul Defenses,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +214
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +121 [+15 Chinese Electronics,+20 Saudi Oil, +10 German Iron,+10 Japanese Medical Equipment,+23 American Machinery,+18 SKorean Electronics,+5 Australian Uranium, +5 Australian Iron, +4 Vietnamese Agriculture; ]
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa



-Israel-
Leader: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Coin)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 11/15 (17 Reserve) -15; [1 West Bank, 1 Gaza, 5 Israel-Lebanon Boarder, 1 Golan heights, 3 Israel]
Air Units: 0/6 (4 Reserve) -6;
Naval Units: 6/6 -6; [6 Levant Coast]
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-4, SB-2, ASF-3, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-4, UCAV-3 / 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-1(L2 Q4 2010),DAVID(L1 Q1 2011), MGG(Q3 2010)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Iron Dome(Q3 2010), JERICHO(Q4 2010)
Nuclear Level: 3/8 [-30]
Economy: +209
Deficit: -279
Credit Income: +77 [+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,Israeli-Syrian Conflict,Gaza War
==
Hamas
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Islamic nationalism
Units: 1



-Syria-
Leader: Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderately high/Moderate
Military Units: 4/8 (0 Reserves) -5; [4 Western Syria]
Air Units: 0/4 (2 Reserve) -4;
Naval Units: 0/1 -1;
Tech Research: SA-2/ CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-2, MCA-3, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-2, IFV-2, APC-3, MRAP-1,AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-2 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-1, BMS-1, CF-1, D-1, LCS-1,PS-2 / MGT-1, CC-1, SEC-2
Specific/Secret-
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2 (L3 Q1 2012), ADC 2, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases, Deir ez Zor Base ,
Economy: +205
Deficit: -119
Credit Income: +113 [+17 Syrian Precious Minerals, +25 Syrian Oil, +15 Turkish Agriculture, +5 Chinese Electronics, +5 South Korean Electronics, +10 turkish Iron,+15 Syrian Agriculture; -7 deficit]
Conflicts: Israeli-Syrian Conflict (Ceasfire),
==



-Germany-
Leader: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (acecipher)
Popularity (Dom/Int): Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 2/10 (15 Reserve) -10; [2 North Eastern Poland]
Air Units: 0/10 -3;
Naval Units: 0/4 -4;
Tech Research: SA-4 / CAS-3, SB-1, ASF-4, MCA-4, VTOL-2, RWA-4, UCAV-1 / MBT-3, IFV-4, APC-4, MRAP-2, AC-4, SPA-3, SAA-3, SA-1 / ACC-1, AAS- , AS-4, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3, SEC-3
Specific/Secret- FP-2,ITER-1, ADL(L1 Q2 2010),BKX(Q1 2011)
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 3, NDC 2
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 0/8
Economy: +254
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


-Turkey-
Leader: Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey (DeeGee)
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-3/ CAS-2(L3 Q4 2012), 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: +247
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
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Kurdistan Workers' Party
Influence/Sphere:
Ideology: Sepratist movement
Units: 0
Vacant Player 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: +204
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:

-Brazil-
Leader: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
Popularity: Moderate/Moderatly High
Military Units: 0/10 -10; (60 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8; (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 1/3 -3; [ 1 Persian Gulf (UNMI)
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: +253
Deficit: -495
Credit Income: +83 (+15 Chinese Electronics, +15 German Machinery, +15 American Pharmacuticals, +10 Chilean Precious metals, +20 US Oil, +5 Mexican plastics,+3 Brazilian Agriculture; -29 deficit]
Conflicts:



-India-
Leader: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderately High/Moderately High
Military Units: 0/41 -41 ( 50 Reserves)
Air Units: 2/5 -5 (2 Reserves) [2 Iranian airspace (UNMI)]
Naval Units: 0/5 -5
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(L4 Q1 2009), AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-4, D-3, LCS-2, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-3,SEC-2(L3 Q2 2011)
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy: +227
Deficit: -543
Credit Income: +111 (+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 China(Taiwan)-
Leader: , 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,
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:




-Pakistan-
Leader: Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (VACANT)
Popularity: Moderate/Moderate
Military Units: 0/24 -24 (25 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/8 -8
Naval Units: 0/3 -3
Tech Research: SA-2 / CAS-2, SB-1, ASF-3, MCA-2, VTOL-1, RWA-3, UCAV-1 / MBT-4, IFV-3, APC-3, MRAP-1, AC-2, SPA-3, SAA-2, SA-3 / ACC-1, AAS-1, AS-3, BMS-1, CF-3, D-1, LCS-1, PS-3; MGT-1, CC-2, SEC-1
Specific/Secret-
Defenses: Pre-2006 Military Bases,
Nuclear Level: 7/8 [-70]
Economy:
Deficit:
Credit Income: +68
Conflicts:




-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 (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
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:




-Saudi Arabia-
Leader: Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia (VACANT
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:
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
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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
==
United Front for Democratic Change (FUC)
Sphere: Sudan
Ideology: Rebel Alliance for overthrow of Government
Units: (dissolved)


-Comoros-
Government: Federal presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: France/African Union
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 1, ADC 1, NDC 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts:




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


-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
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Gindran Liberation Front(GLF)
Sphere: none
Ideology: Anti-Western, Pro-Peoples Democracy
Units: 2


-Guinea-
Government: Presidential republic
Stability: 1/5
Influence/Sphere: Russia/France
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:


-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: 4/5 [4 Niger Delta]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/2 [1 Niger Delta]
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


-Rwanda-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/China
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units:
Naval Units:
Doctrine/Capability: LDC , ADC , NDC
Economy:



-Senegal-
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: India/France
Military Units: 1/1 (1 Anjouan)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
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-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: 5/6 (1 Reserve) [4 West Sudan, 1 Anjouan]
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: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War,War in Darfur,
==


-Uganda-
Government: Dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: China/Russia
Military Units: 0/1
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts:
==



-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: 1/5
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: Insurgency in Laos


-Myanmar-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/ASEAN
Military Units: 0/20
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal conflict in Myanmar


-Nepal-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: China/US
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
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
==
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, South Thailand insurgency


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


-Armenia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/Russia
Military units: 1/2 [1 Nagorno-Karabakh]
Air units: 0/1
Naval units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==


-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: 2
Conflicts:
==

-Croatia-
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military units: 0/2
Air units: 0/2
Naval units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 1/2 (1 Reserve) [1 Eastern Estonia]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 0/4
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan,
==


-Georgia-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/EU
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Mobilized Q1 2009) (2 Reserve), 1 Abkhazia
Air Units: 0/0
Naval Units: 0/0
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1 , NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, Georgian Occupation of Abkhazia
==
South Ossetian Military
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1
==
Abkhazian Armed Forces
Sphere: Russian
Ideology: Seperatism
Units: 1



-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: 1/1 (3 Reserves) [1 Eastern Latvia]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan


-Lithuania-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/NATO
Military Units: 1/1 (2 Reserves) [1 Southern Lithuania]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2 , NDC 2
Economy: 2
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: 4/4 (3 Reserves) (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan, 2 Northern Poland)
Air Units: 2/7 (1 Iraq, 1 Afghanistan)
Naval Units: 0/2
Defense: MDNTHAAD
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: 2
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:
==
Basque National Liberation Movement
Influence/Sphere: Basque/Basque
Ideology: Basque nationalism
Units: 1


-Sweden-
Government: Unitary parliamentary con. monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 1/1(1 Rerserve) [1 Northern Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/3
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan
==




-Ukraine-
Government: Unitary semi-presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: NATO/Russian
Military Units: 0/9 (9 Reserves)
Air Units: 0/3 (1 Reserve)
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
==




Middle East

-Azerbaijan-
Government: Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Russia
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Nagorno-Karabakh War,
==



-Cyprus-
Government: Unitary bicommunal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 4/5
Influence/Sphere: EU/EU
Military Units: 0/2 (2 Reserves)
Air Units: 1/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cypriot-Turkish Tensions
==



-Iraq-
Government: Federal parliamentary republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/Coalition
Military Units: 4/5 (4 Iraq,)
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:


-Kuwait-
Government: Unitary constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ Gulf Cooperation Council
Military Units: 0/1(1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
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: 3


-Oman-
Government: Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: UK/ Gulf Cooperation Council
Military Units: 0/1(1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:





-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:
==


-United Arab Emirates-
Government: Federal absolute monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/ Gulf Cooperation Council
Military Units: 0/2(1 Reserve)
Air Units: 0/3
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 3, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==



-Yemen-
Government: -
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 6/17 (36 Reserves) [3 Saada Governorate, 3 Abyan Governorate]
Air Units: 0/2
Naval Units: 1/1 [1 Arabian Sea]
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Houthi Insurgency in Yemen,Al Qaida Insurgency in Yemen

North America & Caribbean


-Canada-
Government: Federal parliamentary
representative democracy under
constitutional monarchy
Stability: 5/5
Influence/Sphere: US/NATO
Military Units: 1/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Afghanistan]
Air Units: 0/5
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 4, ADC 4, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: War in Afghanistan


-Mexico-
Government:Federal presidential
constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: US/US
Military Units: 4/4 (1 Reserve) [1 Baja California, 1 Chihuahua, 1 Nuevo León, 1 Michoacán]
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 1, NDC 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Mexican Drug War





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
==

-Papua New Guinea-


-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
==



South America


-Colombia-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: United States/United States
Military Units: 2/8 [2 Colombia]
Air Units: 1/4 [1 Colombia]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==
FARC
Influence/Sphere: FARC/FARC
Ideology: Marxism–Leninism
Units: 2
==


-Ecuador-
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/Venezuela
Military Units: 2/4 [2 N.Ecuador]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 N.Ecuador]
Naval Units: 0/2
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict, Rebellion
==
Anti-Government Rebels
Influence/Sphere: Disgrunteled Military/police/none
Ideology: Former Administration loyalties
Units: 2



-Honduras-
Government: Presidential republic
Stability: 2/5
Influence/Sphere: Honduras/United States
Military Units: 0/2
Air Units: 0/1
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 2, ADC 1, NDC 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts:
==






-Venezuela-
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic
Stability: 3/5
Influence/Sphere: Venezuela/ALBA
Military Units: 2/6 (4 Reserves) [2 W.Venezuela]
Air Units: 1/2 [1 W.Venezuela]
Naval Units: 0/1
Doctrine/Capability: LDC 3, ADC 2, NDC 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Colombian-Ecuador Conflict
==


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News:
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World Conflicts
Chadian Civil War
Kivu Conflict (Peace Deal Signed)
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Central African Republic Bush War (Ceasfire signed)
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 (declared over, minimal insurgency)
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 (Negotiated ceasfire)
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
Lebanon conflict
Colombian-Ecuador Conflict (Ceasfire signed)
Cambodian–Thai border dispute
Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Russo-Georgian War (Ceasefire signed)
Israeli-Syrian Conflict(Ceasfire signed)
Iranian Conflict
Gaza War
Rebellion in Ecuador
Sudanese nomadic conflicts
Insurgency in the North Caucasus
2009 Peruvian political crisis
South Yemen insurgency
Boko Haram insurgency
Dongo conflict







United Nations
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An Iranian F-4 taking flight in violation of the UN imposed no fly zone over Iran.


October-The UN resolution amendment against Iran passes authorizing forces partaking in the UN mission in Iran to target Iranian offensive capabilities.

Africa
Image
Members of the Lords Resistance Army pose with weapons in hand.
-October- In Guinea, Captain Camara, who seized power previously, tells Radio France Internationale of anarchy. The army, he says, "is unstructured." In other words, he does not effectively command it. He expresses fears for his safety.

-Conflict in the Niger Delta: Unconditional pardon to militants in the Niger Delta which would last for 60 days beginning on 6 August, ending 4 October 2009. Former Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua signed the amnesty after consultation with the National Council Of State. During the 60-day period, armed youths were required to surrender their weapons to the government in return for training and rehabilitation by the government. The program has been continued into the present. Militants led their groups to surrender weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades, guns, explosives, and ammunition. Even gunboats have been surrendered to the government. Though the programme has been extended through this coming year, the new government of Muhammadu Buhari sees it as a potentially enabling corruption and so feels that cannot be continued indefinitely. The amnesty office has worked to reintegrate the fighters into society, primarily by placing and sponsoring them in vocational and higher education courses in Nigeria and abroad. Others are being awarded lucrative contracts to guard pipelines.

-November- The weight of international approval affects Madagascar. Failing to win international backing, Andry Rajoelina agrees to form a power-sharing goverment with Marc Ravalomanana, overthrown by a military coup back in March. An election for president is scheduled for next year.

-China furthers its investments within the African continent with investments into Egyptian,Congolese, and Libyan oil. Ethiopian coffee and Aluminum from Mozambique are also invested in. China continues to gain influence on the continent giving it a reputation as a friend to developing nations, and an attractive alternative to the major powers from the west.

-December- The suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people in Somalia recently was from Denmark. One can suppose that in Denmark he grabbed onto his identity as a Muslim strongly because he was an outsider. This is not a rare reaction among youthful minorities. Atta, who led the 911 suicide attack, acquired such an attitude while living in Hamburg as a student. And today there is news of a few Americans having been arrested in Pakistan and said to have been planning to join a war to advance Islam. Identity-ego crises, as most of us know, strike youths more than the mature.

-Lords Resistance Army insurgency: LRA forces attacked at least 10 villages, capturing, killing, and abducting hundreds of civilians, including women and children. The vast majority of those killed were adult men, whom LRA combatants first tied up and then hacked to death with machetes or crushed their skulls with axes and heavy wooden sticks. The dead include at least 13 women and 23 children, the youngest a 3-year-old girl who was burned to death.

Asia
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South Korean soldiers taking part in winter excercises along the DMZ.
-October- The 60th anniversary of the Communists taking power in China is celebrated with a great show of parading tanks, soldiers, air power and fireworks, with speeches about the success of China's socialism.

-The new administration in Japan makes it known that it intends to honour previous international agreements made under the previous government.

-Ben Bernanke warns that it is urgent that Asian nations (China would be among them) change to a greater focus on buying imports for home consumption. He believes that the longstanding imbalance of trade needs to end.

-The Japanese government increased its funding for JAXA. JAXA begins work with Japans international technological partners in the United Kingdom and Australia, through the existing co-operation infrastructure. The goal is the creation of a mission to put an Australian, British, and Japanese trio of astronauts on the Moon. Japan has announced it will be selecting Naoko Yamazaki, Japan’s second female astronaut, as their primary canidate. Aid for the program has also being provided by France and Germany. Appranetly Israeli desginers have dropped from the project(Joint Upgrade SEC3).

-November- China is talking about a transformation from being a large producer to a large consumer. This means an increase in imports, which will help the world economy.

-The Japanese Navy assists France, South Korea and Australia with their submarine programs. The Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation, which built our cutting-edge Sōryū-class attack submarines, has been contracted by the involved countries. Germany is also providing research aid for the programs (Joint AS upgrade)

-The Chinese Navy has announced the completion of two new naval units.

- In China it is announced that light rail trains will be delivered to the city of Ismir in Turkey in April 2012.

-The Japanese Air Force forms 3 new air units to replace losses over Iran.

-For the first time since the formation of the JNDF, active recruitment programmes have been initiated for the JNDFA Reserve forces, aiming to create a larger body of trained reservist soldiers to be called up in times of national emergency. Analysts point to the situation with North Korea and Iran as reasons for the recruitment program. The Japanese Army recruits 4 units to its reserves.

-China's response to the swine flu is being compared to that of India and the United States. According to the New York Times, India has reported 505 deaths from the swine flu. The US, with only 300 million people, reports about 4,000 deaths. China, which has around a billion people reports 30 deaths. China has taken tough quarantine and medical detention measures, with complaints from around the world. Edward Wong's article in the New York Times headlines "China’s Tough Flu Measures Appear to Be Effective."

-It is found that the rumors regarding Sahelanthropus-class units in the KPA were false. Information surfaces that the KPA is in possession of no such Metal Gear Tech. South Koreans breath a little easier with the exposed information. However many leaders within the South Korean Army still assign great risk to KPA possession of Shagohad metal gear technology.

-In the town of Ampatuan in Maguindanao province, on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. While the 58 victims were on their way to file a certificate of candidacy for Esmael Mangudadatu, vice mayor of Buluan town, they were kidnapped and killed. Mangudadatu was challenging Datu Unsay mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., son of the incumbent Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. and member of one of Mindanao's leading Muslim political clans, in the forthcoming Maguindanao gubernatorial election, art of the national elections in 2010. The people killed included Mangudadatu's wife, his two sisters, journalists, lawyers, aides, and motorists who were witnesses or were mistakenly identified as part of the convoy. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called the Maguindanao massacre the single deadliest event for journalists in history. At least 34 journalists are known to have died in the massacre. Even before the Maguindanao massacre, the CPJ had labeled the Philippines the second most dangerous country for journalists, second only to Iraq.

-The Taiwan Stock Exchange crashes causing panic among investors. The crash is followed by a blackout in Taipei. The Taiwan government announce that it appears that both the stock exchange and power grid of Taipei suffered a cyber attack from an unknown source. The government suspects the PRC is behind the cyber attacks, unfortunately they have no proof.

-December- Another journalist is murdered in Kyrgyzstan. Gennady Pavluk was tied around his ankles and his wrists tied behind his back, and he was thrown from a window. He had occasionally criticized the Kyrgyz government.

-The Japanese Air Force announces that the Home Island Missile defense system has been completed. The MDS adds an extra level of security and peace of mind to Japanese citizens when it comes to North Korean threats.

-China offers to mediate the boarder dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. Cambodia expresses interest however Thailand refuses to have China mediate the issue.

-China's most prominent dissident, Liu Xiaobo, said it would take more then 300 years of colonialism to change China the way that Britain changed Hong Kong in 100 years. Following this statement, Liu was taken from his home and his statement used against him, with most of China's citizenry siding with the government. Some outside of China are calling for his release. Many inside China see their country as a democracy, as in the People's Republic of China." Civic-minded young people can join the country's one political party. In their mind it is a party for the citizens as a whole. They fear that a multi-party system would return China to political chaos and give too much power to multi-millionaires. China's old political party the Guomindang was a party of the wealthy, and it was the primary opponent of China's revolution. Many in China see Liu Xiaobo as a traitor to the revolution and the country.

-In China, Japan extends the reach of Nintendo and Sony. Factories are being utilized in Beijing, Shanghai and other major Chinese population centers to spread products from each mega developer. Chinese youth show an eagerness to buy Sony and Nintendo products.

-1 unit of the South Korean Navy is dispatched to Taiwan to help in provide humanitarian aid after the previous typhoon. The aid is graciously accepted by Taiwan's government.

-The South Korean military launches Tiger Shield, a military exercise taking place by the boarder. 8 land units,2 air units, and 2 naval units take part in the massive exercise. The exercise continues to raise tension levels on the Peninsula. Reports from the boarder zone are that South Korean troops are at maximum readiness should the DPRK try anything. The PMC's at the boarder have also declared they are at high alert should the DPRK attack. 2 South Korean Air units are also mobilized from the reserves.

-The DPRK holds massive land exercises along the DMZ. 20 units of the KPA take part. During their military exercises along the boarder, the DPRK shoots down a UAV flying over the North Korean side of the boarder. The DRPK have identified the UAV as belonging to South Korea. In Pyongyang a military parade takes place, with thousands of troops, and military vehicles taking part. KPA forces parade the wrecked UAV through the city. Kim Jong-Il inspects the UAV personally during the parade.

-Chinese Defense Company Poly Technology has presented a new type of MRAP, known as the 12P MRAP 4x4. The layout of the vehicle is very similar to the South African made RG-31 designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. (Upgrade to MRAP L2 complete).

Europe
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Supporters of United Russia celebrate their win in regional elections.
-October- Vladimir Putin's political party, United Russia, sweeps regional elections across Russia. In Moscow it wins 66 percent of the vote, the Communist Party is next best with 13 percent. The liberal party, Yabloko, wins less that 7 percent.

-The French navy recruits 1 naval unit in an effort to rise to its new international role.

-The German government founds the Wehrner von Braun Institute for Joint Technology Development. Facilities focused on aerospace engineering are also being built to aid joint space programs being undertaken by the government.

-An international Main Battle Tank programme is underway. A top of the line blueprint is being decided upon by the international design teams involved. Existing Japanese research done on the Hitomaru-shiki sensha tank is being rolled into the project. Japan,France, Australia, Germany, USA, UK, and South Korea are pooling resources to create a truly modern, modular main battle tank with high protection and information management capabilities. The French have designated their variant as the Saxe after the legendary Maurice de Saxe, Marshal of France. (Joint upgrade MBT-4)

-The Russian military announces the creation of an elite cyber division composed of members with the highest of capabilities. With reliance on the internet increasing daily, western analysts wonder who will fall victim to this division. (Upgrade to CC4 complete).

-France's High Court has ruled that Monsanto Corporation has not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup. Roundup's main ingredient, glyphosate, is classed as "dangerous for the environment" by the European Union.

-The Russian government is keeping up with its recent infrastructure upgrades and also puts forth a plan to upgrade telecommunications networks through out the country.

-In Germany, prosecutors have filed a motion against the English traditionalist Catholic bishop, Richard Nelson Williamson, who has said, "There was not one Jew killed by the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies." Williamson is being charged with inciting racial hatred. According to Wikipedia, Williamson, 68, also sees changes created by Second Vatican Council as "unacceptably liberal and modernistic."

- In Italy, Parliament Speaker Gianfranco Fini calls for international support to the interfaith dialogue initiative by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

-The Russian military completes 3 new metal gear units. The new units bring Russia's total to 15.

- In Germany, the carmaker BMW plans to link executive pay to workers’ wages in order to prevent a widening salary gap.

-November- Angela Merkel is re-elected as Prime Minister of Germany.

-An international programme focused on the creation of a new aircraft that can provide accurate close air support is initiated by Japan,France,Germany,US, and the UK. The Fench have named their varient the 'ouragan’ , or hurricane. (Joint CAS-4 upgrade).

- CERN restarts the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland; they had shut it down on September 19, 2008.

-A joint program to upgrade crusiers and frigates is undertaken by South Korea, Australia, United Kingdom, and Germany. (Joint CF-4 upgrade).

- A team of scientists at the Lare Hadron Collider in Europe has successfully collided beams of protons. They are hoping to find in the wreckage of the collision a scientific breakthrough associated with what is called Higgs boson, which is expected to explain the origin of mass.

-The Prime Minister of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy, is designated the first permanent President of the European Council, a position he takes up on December 1, 2009

-Russian scientists begin to explore new avenues in cybernetic augmentation. Neural implants being one such area being looked at. (CAUG level 2 upgrade).

-December- Population growth is being described as the "elephant at the summit" – the summit conference at Copenhagen on global warming. Population growth is held as the long-range fundamental behind climate change environmental degradation. It is held that it will be impossible to feed an expanding population while reducing the impact of people on the environment.

-The Russian government proposes a modernization program for all of its military bases. Cold war era facilities will be the first to obtain modern upgrades to security, communication and information networks.

-Germany and Australia put forth a joint effort focused on expanding their destroyer programs. (Joint D-2 upgrade).

-The British Royal Navy and Austrailian Royal Navy begin work on a joint Amphibious assault ship program. (Joint upgrade AAS-3)

Middle East
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Iranian military personnel and police keep a watchful eye on protesters in Tehran.
-October- In Saudi Arabia, a 32-year-old man who spoke on television about cruising the streets and his sexual exploits has had the car and the cell phone he used confiscated by the state. He has been sentenced to five years in prison and 1,000 lashes to be applied in installments.

-Austrailian units in the Persian gulf hold military excercises and focus upon training for their respective roles.

-Authorities in Syria have aroused international criticism by arresting the 78-year-old veteran dissident Haitham Maleh. Syrian authorities claim that Maleh has spread false information. Recently Mr. Maleh described Syria as being run "by decree." Apparently Syrian authorities do not want Mr. Maleh to malign their image.

-Two suicide attacks in Baghdad, Iraq, kill 155 people and injure at least 721 people

-Civil war is being fought in Pakistan. The arrival of the US Secretary of State coincides with a rise in bomb explosions at various locations across the country. In Peshawar, a bomb explodes in a marketplace and 105 are reported as killed and a couple of hundred injured. Pakistan's foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, broadcasts a message to the Taliban: "You think, by attacking innocent people and lives, you will – you will shake our determination? No, sir, you will not. We will be more determined to fight you and defeat you, for our own reasons, because we have a vision for Pakistan. And that vision does not fall in line with what you stand for."

-Reports surface the Iranian misslie based facilities are being moved to hardened locations, or areas near population centers. The risk of destroying this military infrastructure has gone up for UNMI in regards to the locations near cities and large towns.

-In Iran all non-government approved social media has been blocked. Twitter and Facebook among others are blocked. The censorship effects protestors by limiting their ability to organize effectively from city to city.

-War in southwest Pakistan: The Pakistani military launched another offense, called Rah-e-Nijat when the combat brigades and fighter jets launched a large-scale offensive in South Waziristan involving ~28,000 troops advancing across South Waziristan from three directions. Starting with air force strike and naval intelligence assessment on the TTP, the first town to fall to the military was Kotkai, the birthplace of the TTP leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, on 19 October 2009. However, the next day, the TTP re-took the town. Troops had thrust into Kotkai only to be hit by a determined counteroffensive that killed seven soldiers, including an army major, and wounded seven more. The military managed to take the town once again on 24 October, after days of bombardments. On 29 October, the town of Kaniguram, which was under the control of Uzbek fighters from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, was surrounded.

-President Ahmadinejad makes a speech that urges all good Shi'a report any acts of subterfuge to the government. The President encourages the population to do everything they can to aid the government of iran in these trying times. The Iranian government also works on expanding the manufacturing sector of its economy, offering new factory jobs to the middle class with a focus on consumer goods like household appliances and basic electronics.

-Syria invests into the expansion and modernisation of the Deir Ali Power Plant in Damascus in an effort to increase enegy output so that it can be utilized as an energy source for the poorer regions of the country. Many of the poorer classes look forward to the result.

-War in Iraq: The US entered talks with the Iraqi Government concerning proposals for US withdrawal. The United States offered the Iraqi Government a withdrawal table of 2 land units a year beginning Q1 2010 in which the United States will make a a full and complete withdrawal by Q1 2013. The US stated it required a condition of this withdrawal be met. The Iraqi Government is to replace every two units withdrawn from Iraq with one unit of PMCs to help brace their regime against extremist groups and instability and that they recruit one land unit to their own forces to occupy ground vacated by American forces. The Iraqi government stated they would hire a unit of PMC's and expand their army in the wake of the American withdrawal. The Iraqi government stated they would not be able to afford so many PMC units.

-Iranian Conflict: Japanese cruise missiles continue to strike Iranian AA defenses that engage UNMI aircraft. military installations are also being targeted to remove Iranian offensive capabilities. Iranian aircraft continue to defy the no-fly zone order. Iranian military communications have been disrupted by an outside source in addition, making it harder to form a defense against UNMI strikes.

-November- On his television program GPS (Global Public Square) Fareed Zakaria shows Pakistani citizens blaming foreigners – Americans or Jewish intelligence – for the string or murderous suicide bombings in their country. It is a disbelief that fellow Pakistanis would not do such a thing, even though a spokesperson for the Taliban in Pakistan was in the past, but not lately, outspoken in taking credit for the bombings. A recent opinion poll in Pakistan gives Osama bin Laden a 46 percent approval rating. Former President Musharraf's rating was 38 percent, and the poll gave President Hamilton an approval rating of 9 percent.

-The US re-deploys an air unit from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf fleet. 2 air units are also re-located there from airfields in Iraq.

-Iranian opposition groups continue to wreak havoc in Tehran. The Iranian Green movement is painted as CIA and Mossad plants by the government. While the uneducated and poorer classes believe this, President Amadenijad is having a difficult time convincing the educated population of the same. Meanwhile police continue to crackdown on protesters being sure to restrict their movement and keep control through fear. Beatings from police are common place. In the east PJAK grows by 2 units. PJAK is reported to have secured a large amount of weapons on the black market. They also exhibit better tactics when engaging the Iranian army in sporadic firefights within Kurdish areas of the country. Additionally Iranian police have reported that members of the Islamic Iran Participation Front Reformists have been spotted wielding Type 56 assault rifles and Type 81 light machine guns. The Arming of the IIPF has brought the protests in Tehran to a new level with sporadic firefights occurring in the streets there as well.

-War in Southwest Pakistan: The towns of Sararogha and Makin were surrounded, and fighting for Sararogha started on 3 November. The fighting there lasted until 17 November, when the town finally fell to the military. The same day, the town of Laddah was also captured by the military and street fighting commenced in Makin. Both Sararogha and Laddah were devastated in the fighting. The ISPR reports showed that more than 570 foreign fighters and 76 soldiers had been killed in the offensive.

-Houthi insurgency in Yemen: The Houthis attacked the Saudi border killed one of the Saudi border guard and seized Al Khubah Village and other Village . The Houthis accuse Saudi Arabia of supporting the Yemeni government in attacks against them. It was not clear what type of support they meant. The Saudi government denied this. The rebels shot dead a Saudi security officer in a cross-border attack. The rebels took control of a mountainous section inside Saudi Arabia, in the border region of Jabal al-Dukhan and occupied two villages inside Saudi territory. The houthis had entered Saudi territory and attacked patrols, and that a second soldier later died from wounds sustained in the same clash. Saudi Arabia responded by launching heavy air strikes on rebels in northern Yemen, and moved troops nearer the border. Saudi government officials said only that the air force had bombed Yemeni rebels who had seized a border area inside the kingdom, which they said had now been recaptured. The officials said at least 40 rebels had been killed in the fighting. The Saudi government adviser said no decision had yet been taken to send troops across the border, but made clear Riyadh was no longer prepared to tolerate the Yemeni rebels. The Saudi assault continued the following day, as Saudi residents near the southern border of Jizan Province were evacuated. At the same time, a Houthi spokesman reported to the media that they had captured Saudi troops., Yemen forces killed two Houthi commanders, Abbas Aaida and Abu Haider. Yemeni forces took control of al-Malaheez, killing the local commander Ali al-Qatwani.

-Iraq War: Iraqi Interior Ministry officials reported that the civilian death toll in Iraq fell to its lowest level in November since the 2003 invasion.

-War in Afghanistan: Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry sent two classified cables to Washington expressing concerns about sending more troops before the Afghan government demonstrates that it is willing to tackle the corruption and mismanagement that has fueled the Taliban's rise. Eikenberry, a retired three-star general who in 2006–2007 commanded U.S. troops in Afghanistan, also expressed frustration with the relative paucity of funds set aside for development and reconstruction. In subsequent cables, Eikenberry repeatedly cautioned that deploying sizable American reinforcements would result in "astronomical costs" – tens of billions of dollars – and would only deepen the Afghan government's dependence on the United States. Karzai made a public plea for direct negotiations with the Taliban leadership. Karzai said there is an "urgent need" for negotiations and made it clear that the previous Johnson administration had opposed such talks.

-The Iraqi government puts forward a request for coalition forces to begin withdrawing from the country. The Iraqi government stated it wants British and other coalition forces out by the end of Q1 2010, and US forces out by Q2 2012. The Iraqi government stated that it is confident that the Iraqi security forces can take over operations against remaining resistance.

-Australia sends 1 Naval unit and 2 Air units from its UNIFIL forces to the UNMI forces in the Persian gulf.

-Iranian Conflict: Engagements between Iranian forces an UNMI forces intensify. The French naval units under UNMI issue demands to the Iranian naval units at port to disarm, and disengage their anti-air capabilities to mitigate the threat they pose to UNMI aircraft. Iranian naval officers refuse French demands. French and Australian Naval units engage Iranian naval units in port at Tunb Island naval base, Queshm Island naval base, Kish Island naval base, and Kark Island naval base. 7 French Naval units in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, and the Gulf of Oman launch attacks utilizing ballistic missiles and torpedoes from its submarines. 2 Australian Naval and air units also took part. The Iranian navy loses 3 units in the attack, The French navy sustains no losses in the preemptive strike. The Australians lost 1 air unit. The outer island naval bases have been effectively cleared of Iranian naval presence.

-Iranian Conflict: The Australian Air force utilizes RAAF E/A-18 Growlers to Jam Iranian radar. The Australian navy launches cruise missiles at known Iranian SAM sites and airfields along the coast. Some anti-ship missile batteries were also targeted, however the Australian Navy believes that Iran has many more disguised as civilian trucks. The Chinese air force begins strategic bombing runs on known SAM sites, nuclear research facilities, coastal artillery, and airbases. The Chinese lose 1 Air unit in the attacks. Iran loses 1 land unit in the attack. Civilians in proximity to a few of the SAM sites bombed by the Chinese have been reported as casualties. American naval vessels unleash what seems like endless naval fire support along the coast against Iranian Naval Units, Anti-Air sites, Radar sites, missile launch sites, air bases, and command and control sites. American B-2 bombers target all priority targets and air fields. US Air superiority fighters work to ground any Iranian aircraft in the skies. The Iranian air force loses 5 air units and 2 naval units in the attacks. The US loses 2 air units to advanced Iranian Anti-aircraft weaponry. The Iranian air force is on the verge of losing any presence in the sky as the Iranian conflict escalates.

-Syria and Iraq sign an agreement concerning an irrigation project that spans across the border and helps provide a steady food supply for the Iraqi people and Syrian people. The irrigation project is said to lessen Iraqi dependence on American food imports.
-Iranian banks suffer a loss of government and business funds in what they confirmed as a cyber attack from an unknown source. The cyber attack further adds to the unrest in Iran.

-December- A spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan vows to fight on, reminiscent of Hanoi during the US-Vietnam War. Hanoi pursued its war against the US presence in their country with the understanding that eventually the Americans would give up the fight.

-In Iran, huge marches supporting the government occur in major cities. They chant "Death to opponents." These are government sponsored demonstrations, with free transportation and in some places free milk. Government pronouncements again associate dissident demonstrators with foreign powers wishing to destroy Iran's 1979 revolution. The government reports that since the anti-government demonstrations began it has arrested 1,400. Western analysts predict a civil war is a very real possibility in Iran should another revolution establish strong roots. At this time however military officers appear to remain loyal to the government.

- A series of attacks in Baghdad, Iraq kill at least 127 people and injure at least 448 more

-Houthi Insurgency in Yemen: A Saudi air strike killed some civilians. According to a spokesman for the Houthis, a Saudi attack killed 54 people in the town of Al Nadheer in the northern province of Sa'dah. The group also claimed that Saudi forces were advancing on the nearby town of Zawa, also in Sa'dah, and had fired more than 200 shells. The Houthis stated that they managed to repulse Saudi Arabian forces trying to infiltrate into the province of Sa'dah, killing an unspecified number of Saudi soldiers in a battle in the border region. The fighting between Yemeni and Saudi forces and Houthis killed at least 119 Yemeni government forces, 263 Houthis, 277 civilians and 7 foreign civilians. Saudi casualties were confirmed at 82 at the time. With more soldiers killed in subsequent clashes and missing soldiers being found dead. The number of missing was put at six.

-War in Southwest Pakistan: The Pakistani military declared victory in South Waziristan.

-War in Afghanistan: An attack on Forward Operating Base Chapman, used by the CIA to gather information and to coordinate drone attacks against Taliban leaders, killed at least six CIA officers.

-Rumors surface that former members of the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain have been approached to revive operations. However, no such revival is evident.

-Al-Qaida Insurgency in Yemen: Yemeni ground forces carried out raids in Sana'a (arresting 13), Arhab (killing 4 and arresting 4), and attacked an alleged training camp in Al-Maajala, Abyan, killing 24–50,including 14 women and 21 children. According to ABC News, American cruise missiles were also part of the raids. The U.S. denied they were involved in the strikes, despite evidence from Amnesty International.

-Syria pays off nearly all of its defecit.

-The Yemeni government hires the Long PMC to aid the military in combating the Houthi's.

-Israel invests in its Solar energy sector expanding what is already a bustling area of the economy.
North America & Caribbean
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United States Marines enter Washington D.C. after the President declared martial law in the Capitol.


-October- Arrests numbering around 100 are made in the United States and Egypt for cyber crimes: "phishing" on the internet for the purpose of theft identity and fraud.

-In the US the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) announces that the recession is over.

-In Washington D.C. Solid Snake has escaped from the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building. A group of armed men believed to be professional mercenaries utilized falsified FBI documents, disguises, and explosives to break Snake out of FBI custody. 4 FBI agents were killed during the ordeal when a brief firefight erupted. Fortune's rail gun was also stolen from FBI custody by the same group. Some members of the hostile force were heard speaking mandarin according to FBI agents who witnessed the escape. The FBI believes China is partially behind Snake's escape. The other gunmen are suspected to be members of Philanthropy.

-In the US is talk of the decline of accountability journalism and the rise of advocacy journalism. Newspapers and TV news departments have been cutting back on correspondents who merely describe and who do investigative reporting. Opinion we have plenty of. In the US a public news agency is confused with government control. No prospect exists for building from existing public radio and television to something similar to the BBC.

-President Brian Hamilton requested Congress to permit martial law in the Capitol of Washing DC to restore order and increase security following the recent attacks in the capitol. He also requested a 200 percent increase in the Secret Service budget following the attack on the white house and for a dedicated team of special forces to protect the white house as part of the Secret Service going forward given the forces available were insufficient to protect the previous president. Congress approved all suggested measures.

-November- Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the US Army psychistrist who killed 13 and wounded 28 on November 5 on the Fort Hood base in Texas, has been described as having had communications with a Muslim cleric now living in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki was a spiritual leader at a mosque in suburban Virginia where Maj. Hasan worshipped. He takes a view that has little support among Muslims in the United States. He describes Hasan as a "hero” and "a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people.” That this explanation and Hasan's strategy is rational is open to question. For Hasan it was a suicide mission. What it accomplished that could not have been accomplished by his simple refusal to be shipped out remains undescribed.

-Having analyzed the data from the LCROSS lunar impact, NASA announces that it has found a "significant" quantity of water in the Moon's Cabeus crater.

-After being appointed to the position of President, it appears that Brian Hamilton will be holding his position as President of the United States after the vote count came out in his favor. The end count was 75% for Hamilton, and 25% for Senator Obama.

-Astronomers discover GJ 1214 b, the first-known exoplanet on which water could exist.

Pacific
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Australian Space Research Institute, vastly expanding australias galactic aspirations.


-October- Australia and the UK work together in a joint venture to upgrade their space program. Research aid also comes from France and Germany. (Joint upgrade to SEC-3)
South America
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Colombian Soldiers evacuate wounded troops follwoing a FARC attack on their post.


-November- Colombian conflict: Nine Colombian soldiers were killed when their post was attacked by FARC guerrillas in the southwestern part of the country.

-December-Colombian conflict: FARC rebels raided the home of Provincial governor Luis Francisco Cuéllar, killing one police officer and wounding two. Cuellar was found dead the following day
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