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Post by Smyg » 23:51:14 Wednesday, 19 July, 2017

The World in January 1968


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World CrisesShow
FIRST CONTACT

POSADIST REVOLUTION


Sudanese Civil War
Eritrean War of Independence
Angolan War of Independence
Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
Rhodesian Bush War
Mozambican War of Independence
South African Border War
Namibian War of Independence
Nigerian Civil War
Civil War in Chad
Guatemalan Civil War
Colombian Civil War
Internal Conflict in Burma
Laotian Civil War
Vietnam War
Insurgency in Northeast India
Korean DMZ Conflict
Cambodian Civil War
Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency
Basque Conflict
North Yemen Civil War
Dhofar Rebellion
War of Attrition
News Summary for Late 1967Show
Africa
*The war in Nigeria continues to rage, with Nigerian troops attacking the separatist state of Biafra.
*The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.

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

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

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

Middle East
*An Egyptian SSM site fires on an Israeli destroyer, sinking it. In retaliation, the Israelis begin shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
*South Yemen becomes independent from the UK.
First ContactShow
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First Contact

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke.

It happened on November 2nd 1967. The day of First Contact.

All Souls' Day too, actually. Not the quiet religious celebration that the Argentinian regime had in mind, when suddenly it appeared. The Flying Saucer. A megastructure of unimaginably complex design, turning the skies of Buenos Aires dark as it hovered above the capital city. Rioting quickly began, while the military debated giving fire. In Washington D.C. and Moscow, telephones rang wildly, and plans for the nuclear bombardment of Argentina were made.

They were halted soon. Through means unknown, addressing all world leaders, the extraterrestrials inside the Flying Saucer declared two things, using very simple but correctly and universally translated sentences:

One, they came in peace, from a distant and wonderful world.

Two, any attempt to attack their vessel would result in the "sterilisation" of the Earth. Make of that what you will.

Three, they had made new friends already. Humans weren't so bad after all. In English-speaking countries, the exact words used sent shivers down many a spine: They had found comrades.

Not long after, Argentina went dark.


Argentine Revolution

Barely anything is known of the Argentine Revolution yet.

The following has emerged, although much of it is merely allegations.

Sometime immediately after First Contact on 2 November 1967, a coup d'etat of some sort took place in Buenos Aires, accompanied by the sudden emergence of tens of thousands of revolutionary militants across the country, arriving by means unknown. Armed with highly exotic weaponry and armour, thought to be of alien design, they overwhelmed all military forces.

No word yet of casualties, resistance movements, or... well, anything. No one seems to be able to get into Argentina, or out of it.

The new self-declared government of the Argentine Republic appears to be headed by one J. Posadas, Supreme Leader of the Revolution and apparent pro-alien messiah. Having formed the perfect synthesis of Marxism-Leninism-Trotskyism and worshipping the new, so far unseen, aliens as the true vanguard of the revolution, his Partido Obrero Revolucionario – Posadista appear to be in complete and utter control, ruling with an iron fist.

Why are the aliens doing this? What do the Posadists want? How is all this happening? Did the obscure revolutionary reach out to the aliens and invite them onto this world, or did they contact him as a willing local collaborator? Who knows. So far no one has glimpsed the off-worlders and lived, and no one seems to know much about Posadas other than that his occultist-communist ideology favours a Third World revolution aided by communist UFOs, adores space exploration, maintains an interest in dolphin-human communication, and enjoys the thought of nuclear war. Weird shit.



World-Wide Tremors

As news of First Contact and the Argentine Revolution spreads across the world, during Christmas 1967, the world shakes in terror. Emergency meetings of the United Nations, the Organization of American States, NATO and the Warsaw Pact are called, and governments and politburos across the world are debating if the threat of immediate pulverisation is worth using this one last chance to nuke the aliens back to the Stone Age.

As the year turns, Posadist parties across Latin America are mushrooming, declaring armed struggle against their respective governments. As of yet, in the first days of 1968, there is no confirmation of anything, but international rumour has it that signs of revolutionary activity have been noted in Colombia (Posadist Trotskyist Workers Party), Brazil (Brazilian Section of the Trotskyist-Posadist IVth International), Chile (Revolutionary Workers' Party (Posadist)), Peru (Revolutionary Workers' Party) and Uruguay (Revolutionary Workers Party Trotskyist-Posadist). In Peru, a pro-Soviet military regime, martial law has been declared as a precaution, some student informants among the multitude of Mexican revolutionaries have indicated to the government that Posadists are afoot, and in the Republic of Cuba comrade Fidel Castro himself is thought by some to be shaking in his boots, and by others to be arming himself for a showdown. The leader of Latin American communism up to this point, Fidel - who once fought alongside Posadist guerrillas, before purging the Trotskyists from his island paradise - is viewed by the new Argentine leadership as a CIA operative, and the likely killer of his friend Che Guevara.

Across the Western World, the many minor and largely - until now - irrelevant Posadist groups haven't made any sign of militancy yet, but governments are alarmed. In fact, in the United States (Revolutionary Workers Party (Trotskyist-Posadist)), the United Kingdom (Revolutionary Workers' Party (Trotskyist)), France (Revolutionary Communist Party (Trotskyist)), Belgium (Revolutionary Worker's Party – Trotskyist), West Germany (Posadist Communist Party), Greece (Revolutionary Communist Party-Posadists), Italy (Revolutionary Communist Party (Trotskyist-Posadist)) and Spain (Revolutionary Worker's Party (Trotskyist-Posadist))... the various Posadists appear to have gone completely underground. Pro-alien slogans and flying saucer graffiti are spreading like a venereal rash across American and European urban centres and universities, but many wonder if it's the actual Posadists or sympathizing youths that are behind it.

In response to the sudden and likely extremely bloody extraterrestrial-revolutionary invasion and takeover of Argentina, former President Juan Perón has called together members of the Argentine diaspora to his place of exile in Spain, and declared a Provisional Salvation Government of Argentina. He is calling for the immediate liberation of his homeland, urging aid from the USA, the UK, France, the USSR and China. Hell, anyone.

In Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania, many are panicking - others are shrugging. While the East Bloc (and certain Asian) governments are facing an existential threat, the Third World has no such concerns. Alien overlords or American-European ones, what does it matter? Just more white tomfoolery. Some, perhaps, are eyeing a very profitable opportunity, though... Above all, everyone is waiting for new knowledge of what the fuck is going on.

On New Year's Eve, one final piece of news shocks the world. Bolivian revolutionaries, armed with exotic weaponry and chanting the battle cry "Con Che al cielo!" are pouring across the countryside. Survivors of the Ñancahuazú Guerrilla, revolting tin-miners, urban left-wing sympathizers and the Partido Obrero Revolucionario Trotskista Posadista have merged into an united front, commanded by Commandant Carlos Flores Bedregal. The right-wing military regime of Gen. René Barrientos is besieged at La Paz.


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The PlayersShow
-United States of America-
President: Lyndon B. Johnson (OYID)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American (Sphere Leader)
Units: 8/13 [-50, 3 in S.Vietnam, 1 in W. Germany, 1 in South Korea, -130 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/7 [-70 credits]
Economy: +370 credits
Deficit: 4000
Credit Income: +350 [+30 Panama Canal Control, +10 Nicaraguan Coffee, +10 Salvadoran Coffee +10 Brazilian Iron, +10 Chilean Copper, +10 Colombian Coffee, +10 Venezuelan Oil, +10 Liberian Rubber, +10 South African Uranium, +5 Thai Opiates, +10 Burmese Opiates, +10 Nauruan Phosphates, +10 Kuwaiti Oil, +30 Saudi Oil, +20 Iranian Oil, +115 international trade, +120 allied trade, -200 debt]
Conflicts: Minor Terrorism, Vietnam War, Cambodian Civil War
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Ku Klux Klan
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: White Supremacist, anti-Communist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Far-left Black Nationalist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Student Radicals
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Far-left
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-
General Secretary: Leonid Brezhnev (Master of Oblivion)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet (Sphere Leader)
Units: 12/15 [-30, 1 in East Germany, 1 in Poland, 1 in Czechoslovakia; -150 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/7 [-70 credits]
COMECON Subsidies: 60 [Wanted: 120]
Economy: +280 credits
Debt: 0
Credit Income: +300 [+10 Cuban sugar, +20 Romanian Oil, +10 Czechoslovak Industry, +10 Congolese Timber, +10 Turkish Straits Access, +30 Iraqi Oil, +120 Warsaw Pact, +45 international trade, +55 allied trade]
Conflicts: Sino-Soviet Border Tensions

-People's Republic of China-
Chairman: Mao Zedong (Huojin)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Chinese (Sphere Leader)
Units: 16/16 [-160 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 2/7 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +230 credits
Debt: 800
Credit Income: +100 [+10 Zambian Copper, +10 Tanzanian Gold, +45 international trade, +25 allied trade, -40 deficit]
Conflicts: Sino-Soviet Border Tensions, Sino-Indian Border Tensions, Restive Uyghurs, Straits Tensions
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Red Guards
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Maoist purism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-
Prime Minister: Harold Wilson (LordMoose)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: British (Sphere Leader)
Units: 5/6 [-10, 1 in Oman, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/7 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +170 credits
Debt: 1800
Credit Income: +200 [+10 Botswanan Diamonds, +10 South African Diamonds, +10 Malaysian Tin, +10 Hong Kong Shipping, +10 Trucial States Oil, +10 Qatari Oil, +10 Bahrani Oil, +10 Libyan Oil, +90 international trade, +50 allied trade, -90 deficit]
Conflicts: Northern Irish Tensions, Dhofar Rebellion
=
Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxist, Irish Republican
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ulster Loyalist, British Unionist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-French Republic-
President: Charles De Gaulle (Flamelord)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: French (Sphere Leader)
Units: 6/7 [-10, 1 in Chad, -70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/7 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +190 credits
Deficit: 1000
Credit Income: +220 [+10 Nigerien Uranium, +10 Ivorian Cocoa, +10 Congolese Diamonds, +10 Central African Diamonds, +10 Malagasy Vanilla, +60 international trade, +10 Malian Gold +70 allied trade, -50 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Cuba-
President: Fidel Castro (lbj181)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [+10 Cuban Sugar going to USSR]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +60 [+30 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit,]
Conflicts: None

-Federal Republic of Germany-
Chancellor: Kurt Georg Kiesinger (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Sphere: American
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +130 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +140 [+30 international trade, +40 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Indonesia-
President: Suharto (-Open-)
Dometic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Sphere: American
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit,]
Conflicts: Communist Holdouts, Separatist Insurgency
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Free Papua Movement
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Papauan Nationalism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Iraq-
President: Abdul Rahman Arif (Litos)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 5/6 [-10, 1 Unit in Jordan, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 [+30 Iraqi Oil going to USSR]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +45 [+35 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Iraqi-Kurdish Conflict (Ceasefire)
=
Kurdish Democratic Party
Sphere: Neutral (Iranian)
Ideology: Kurdish Nationalist
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Islamic Dawa Party
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Shia Islamist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Imperial State of Iran-
Shah: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 [+30 Iranian Oil going to UK]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +80 [+40 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Leftist tensions, Islamist tensions, Restive Kurds, Restive Balochs
=
Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
People's Mujahedin of Iran
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Ideology: Left-wing nationalism, socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Baluch Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral (Iraqi)
Ideology: Baloch Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-State of Israel-
Prime Minister: Levi Eshkol (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American
Military Units: 6/7 [-10, I Unit in Siani, -70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 credits
Foreign Aid: 0 [Wanted: 0]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +65 [+20 international trade, +40 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts:Conflicts: Arab–Israeli Conflict, Occupation of the West Bank, Occupation of the Golan Heights, Israeli Occupation of the Sinai, Fighting Palestinian Resistance
=
Palestine National Liberation Movement (PNLM/Fatah)
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sphere: PLO (Syria)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 4/5
=
Palestinian Popular Struggle Organisation (PPSO)
Sphere: PLO (Egypt)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 3/5
=
Vanguard for the Popular Liberation War
Sphere: PLO (Syrian)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Ba’athism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Federal Republic of Nigeria
Head of Federal Military Government: Yakubu Gowon (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 [+20 Nigerian Oil occupied by Rebels]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +35 [+25 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Units: 4
Conflicts: Nigerian Civil War, Restive Muslims
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Republic of Biafra
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Igbo Separatism,
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 2

-Polish People's Republic-
Chancellor: Edward Ochab (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +80 [+10 international trade, +30 allied trade, -10 deficit, Comecon Subsidies: +10]
Conflicts: None

-Socialist Republic of Romania-
President: Nicolae Ceaușescu (Flaming Bolshevik)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [Has +20 Romanian Oil bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+10 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit, Comecon Subsidies: +10]
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-
King: Faisal (Gesar)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 [+30 Saudi Oil going to USA]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +100 [+40 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Border Tensions with Kuwait

-Republic of South Africa-
Prime Minister: Balthazar Johannes Vorster (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Very Low
Sphere: American
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100 credits [Has +10 uranium bonuses going to USA, +10 diamond bonus going to UK]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +85 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Anti-Apartheid resistance, South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
Spear of the Nation
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Apartheid, Socialism, Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Azanian People's Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Anti-Apartheid, Pan-Africanism, Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Rhodesia-
Prime Minister: Ian Smith (DutchGuy)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Very Low
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [Has +10 Rhodesian Tobacco bonus going to themselves]
Deficit: 200
Credit income: +50 [+10 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Rhodesian Bush War, Recognition, Sanctions
=
Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Socialism, Nationalism, Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Nationalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Spear of the Nation
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Apartheid, Socialism, Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-United Republic of Tanzania-
President: Julius Nyerere (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Chinese
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 credits [Has +10 Tanzanian Gold bonus going to China]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -5 deficit,]
Conflicts: None

-United Arab Republic (Egypt)-
President: Gamal Abdel Nasser (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: High
Sphere: Egyptian (Sphere Leader)
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 [+30 Sinai Canal Bonus Occupied by Israel]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +75 [+30 international trade, +20 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, North Yemen Civil War, Islamist Terrorism
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Muslim Brotherhood (Ceasefire)
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Sunni Islamist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Democratic Republic of Vietnam-
President: Hồ Chí Minh Coin (RinKou)
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +40 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +20 [+0 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: Vietnam War

-Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia-
President: Tito (CarpeVerpa)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+40 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit,]
Conflicts: Croatian Spring, Liberal Rerformist

-Republic of India-
Prime Minister: Indira Gandhi (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Indian (Sphere Leader)
Military Units: 7/7 [-70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +110
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +75 [+40 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Tensions with Pakistan, Sino-Indian border dispute, Kashmir Conflict, Ethnic and Communist Insurgency
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Naxalites
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5
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United National Liberation Front
Sphere: Pakistani/Chinese
Ideology: Manipur separatism, Socialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Naga Federal Government
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Naga separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Naga Federal Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Naga separatism, Socialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Mizo National Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Mizo autonomy
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Islamic Republic of Pakistan-
President: Ayub Khan (Snacks)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +55 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Tensions with India, Kashmir Conflict, Restive Baluchs, Bengali Nationalists in East Pakistan
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Baluch Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral (Iraqi)
Ideology: Baloch Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
President: Joseph-Désiré Mobutu (Coin)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [Has +10 Congolese Diamonds bonus going to France]
Deficit: 400
Credit Income: +30 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -20 deficit]
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
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People's Revolutionary Party
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Marxism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Swiss Confederation-
Leader: Swiss Federal Council (Serenissima)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: High
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 1/1 [-10 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +100 [+20 international trade, +0 allied trade, -10 deficit,]
Conflicts: None

-Federative Republic of Brazil-
President: Artur da Costa e Silva (Aesculus)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat low
Sphere: American
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100 [Has +10 Brazilian Iron bonus going to the United States]
Deficit: 500
Credit Income: +65 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -25 deficit]
Conflicts: Years of Lead
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Revolutionary Movement 8th October
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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National Liberation Action
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Popular Revolutionary Vanguard
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Popular Action
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Communist Party of Brazil - Red Wing
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Revolutionary Workers Party
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Brazilian Revolutionary Communist Party
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Comando de Libertação Nacional
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Araguaia Guerrilla
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Brazilian Section of the Trotskyist-Posadist IVth International
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5
North AmericaShow
-Dominion of Canada-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3, 1 in Cyprus
Conflicts: Terrorism
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Quebec Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Quebecois nationalism, Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Greenland-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Danish Territory (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: Restive Inuits

-Saint Pierre and Miquelon-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-United Mexican States- [Has +20 Mexican Oil bonus going to no one]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Dirty War
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Leftist guerrillas
Sphere: Soviet / Neutral / Argentine
Ideology: Communism, Socialism, Social Justice, Posadism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5


-Republic of Haiti-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominican Republic-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Commonwealth of Jamaica-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Bahama Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominica-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Commonwealth of Puerto Rico-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Puertoricans
=


-Trinidad and Tobago-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Grenada-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Saint Vincent-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Saint Lucia-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Antigua-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Anguilla Separatist Conflict
=
Republic of Anguilla
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Ideology: Anguilla Independence
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Bermuda-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Cayman Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Montserrat-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-British Virgin Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-United States Virgin Islands-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Turks and Caicos Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Barbados-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guadeloupe-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Martinique-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Netherlands Antilles-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-British Honduras-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Belizean-Guatemalan territorial dispute

-Republic of El Salvador- [Has +10 Salvadoran Coffee bonus going to the United States]
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Rural Uncertainty

-Republic of Honduras-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Guatemala- [Has +10 Guatemalan Spices bonus going to no one]
Government: Military Rule, Multi-party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Guatemalan Civil War, Belizean-Guatemalan Territorial Dispute
=
Guerrilla Army of the Poor
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Rebel Armed Forces
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Focalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Republic of Nicaragua- [Has +10 Nicaraguan Coffee bonus going to the United States]
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Nicaraguan Revolution
=
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Sandinismo, Marxism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Republic of Panama-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Panama Canal Zone- [Has +30 Panama Canal control bonus going to the United States]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Costa Rica-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Conflicts: None
South AmericaShow
-ARGENTINE REPUBLIC-
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Units: ?
Conflicts: Posadist Revolution, Unknown

-Republic of Bolivia- [Has +10 Bolivian Tin bonus going to no one]
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 1
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Bolivian Posadist Revolution
=
Revolutionary Workers' Party (Trotskyist Posadist)
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism, Guevarism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 5/5

-Republic of Chile- [Has +10 Chilean Copper bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Political Unrest, Communist Insurgency
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Revolutionary Workers' Party (Posadist)
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5

-Republic of Colombia- [Has +10 Colombian Coffee bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Colombian Conflict
=
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
National Liberation Army
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism, Liberation Theology
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Popular Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
19th of April Movement
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Posadist Trotskyist Workers Party
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5
=
Paramilitary Groups
Sphere: Colombian (American)
Ideology: Right-wing, Anti-Communism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Ecuador-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Political Unrest

-Republic of Paraguay-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
United National Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Communism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Peru-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet (Neutral)
Units: 4
Conflicts: Rumours of Posadist insurgency

-Oriental Republic of Uruguay-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
Tupamaros National Liberation Movement
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5¨
=
Revolutionary Workers Party Trotskyist-Posadist
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5

-Republic of Venezuela- [Has +10 Venezuelan Oil bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Armed Forces of National Liberation
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Dutch Suriname-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Guyana-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet (Neutral)
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-French Guiana-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Separatists
EuropeShow
-Federal Republic of Germany-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Division of Germany, Left-wing dissent


-Italian Republic-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Growing Political Tension
=
New Order
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Neo-Fascism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
National Vanguard
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Neo-Fascism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Spanish State-
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Anti-Francoist terrorism, Separatism, Border Conflicts with Morocco
=
Spanish National Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Francoism, Anti-Imperialism Republicanism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Left-wing Basque Nationalism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Portuguese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American (Neutral)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Portuguese Colonial Wars

-Gibraltar-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Principality of Andorra-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Principality of Monaco-
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Vatican City State-
Government: Theocracy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Republic of San Marino-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-State of Malta-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Greece-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Military Dictatorship
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Cyprus-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Turkish Cypriots
=
Turkish Resistance Organisation
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Turkish Separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters
Sphere: Greece
Ideology: Enosis
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Akrotiri and Dhekelia-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None


-People's Republic of Albania-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 3
Conflicts: Restive Greeks

-People's Republic of Bulgaria-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-People's Republic of Hungary-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Czechoslovak Socialist Republic- [Has +10 Czechoslovak Industry bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
Conflicts: Prague Spring

-West Berlin-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Conflicts: Division of Germany

-Republic of Austria-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Principality of Liechtenstein-
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: West German (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Grand Duchy of Luxembourg-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Belgium-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-German Democratic Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of the Netherlands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Denmark-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 2, 1 in Cyprus
Conflicts: None

-Faroe Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Danish Territory (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Sweden-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Norway-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Iceland-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Finland-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet (Neutral)
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Ireland-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: The Troubles
=
Provisional Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Irish Republicanism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 3/5
=
Official Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Irish Republicanism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: British (Neutral)
Ideology: British unionism, Ulster loyalism, anti-Catholicism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
AfricaShow
-Kingdom of Morocco-
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Years of Lead, Border Conflicts with Spain

-Spanish Sahara-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Spanish Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: Western Sahara conflict

-People's Democratic Republic of Algeria-
Government: Military Rule, Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Tunisian Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Libya- [Has +10 Libyan Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Republic of the Sudan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Sudanese Civil War, Islamist and Communist tensions
=
Land Freedom Army (Anyanya)
Sphere: Neutral (Israeli)
Ideology: South Sudanese separatism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Liberation Movement of South Sudan
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: South Sudanese separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Chad-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
=
First Liberation Army (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral (Libyan)
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye, otherwise divided
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Second Liberation Army (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral (Libyan)
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye, otherwise divided
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Liberation Front of Chad
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye, Islamism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Popular Front for the Liberation of Chad
Sphere: Sudanese
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Mali- [Has +10 Malian Gold bonus going to France]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Tuaregs, Political Unrest

-Republic of Niger- [Has +10 Nigerien Uranium bonus going to France]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Tuaregs, Left-Wing Insurgency
=
African Socialist Movement - Sawaba
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Socialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Islamic Republic of Mauritania- [Has +10 Mauritanian Fishing bonus going to no one]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Senegal-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Jolas, Portuguese Border Clashes

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

-Portuguese Cape Verde-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Colonialism, Socialism, Marxism
Insurgent:4/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Portuguese Guinea-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Colonialism, Socialism, Marxism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1

-Republic of Guinea-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence

-Sierra Leone-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 2
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: Ethnic tensions, military unrest

-Republic of Liberia- [Has +10 Liberian Rubber bonus going to the United States]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Ivory Coast- [Has +10 Ivorian Cocoa bonus going to France]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: Sanwi Separatism

-Republic of Upper Volta-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Ghana- [Has +10 Ghanian Gold bonus going to no one]
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Togolese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Dahomey-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: Political Unrest


-Federal Republic of Cameroon-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 3
Conflicts: None
=
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, African Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Central African Republic- [Has +10 Central African Diamonds bonus going to France]
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Gabonese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Saint Helena-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Spanish Guinea-
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Spanish Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Independence Agitation
=
Movimiento Nacional de Liberación de la Guinea Ecuatoria
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: African Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Idea Popular de Guinea Ecuatorial
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: African Naitonalism, Socialism, Union with Cameroon
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5


-Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of the Congo- [Has +10 Congolese Timber bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Portuguese West Africa [Has +10 Angolan Coffee bonus and +10 Angolan Oil bonus going to Portugal]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 3
Conflicts: Angolan War of Independence, South African Border War
=
People's Army for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism, anti-Colonialism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Armed Forces of the Liberation of Angola (UNITA)
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: 'Maoism', Socialism,anti-Colonialism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA)
Sphere: American
Ideology: Conservatism, anti-Colonialism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
Sphere: French
Ideology: Cabindan separatism, anti-colonialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Katangan ex-Gendarmes
Sphere: Portuguese
Ideology: Anti-Mobutu, Katangan separatism, warlordism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Botswana- [Has +10 Botswanan Diamond bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-South-West Africa- [Has +10 South-West African Diamonds bonus going to South Africa]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
People's Liberation Army of Namibia (SWAPO)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-colonialism, Marxism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
South West African National Union (SWANU)
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Anti-colonialism, Socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of South Africa

-Kingdom of Lesotho-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Swaziland-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Independence Agitation

-Republic of Malawi-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: South African (American)
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Portuguese East Africa- [Has +10 Mozambican Coal bonus going to Portugal]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: Mozambican War of Independence
=
Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Sphere: Soviet/Chinese
Ideology: Marxism, anti-colonialism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Zambia- [Has +10 Zambian Copper bonus going to China]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Conflicts: None


-Malagasy Republic- [+10 Malagsy Vanilla bonus going to France]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: Ethnic Tensions

-Réunion-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Mauritius-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Independence Agitation

-Comoros-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-The Seychelles-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Rwandese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Belgian (American)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Tutsi

-Republic of Burundi-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Hutus

-Republic of Uganda-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Political unrest, separatism
=
Rwenzururu separatists
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic nationalism, monarchism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Kenya-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Somalis

-Somali Republic- [Has +10 Somali Livestock bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Italian (Neutral)
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Restive clans

-Ethiopian Empire-- [Has +10 Ethiopian Coffee bonus too unstable to export]
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Eritrean War of Independence, Restive Somalis
=
Eritrean Liberation Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Eritrean nationalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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-French Territory of the Afars and the Issas-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None
AsiaShow
-State of Japan-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Japanese-American tensions
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-United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Japanese-American tensions

-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 6
Conflicts: Korean War (De jure)

-Republic of Korea-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Korean War (De jure)

-Mongolian People's Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of China (Taiwan)-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Straits Tensions

-British Hong Kong- [Has +10 Hong Kong Shipping bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Portuguese Macau- [Has +5 Macau Gambling bonus going to Portugal]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Vietnam-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Vietnam War
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National Liberation Front for South Vietnam
Sphere: North Vietnamese (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, anti-Imperialism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 3/5
Units: 2

-Kingdom of Cambodia-
Government: Constitutional Monarchy / Single-party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Cambodian Civil War, Vietnam War
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Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Communism, Khmer Nationalism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Free Khmer
Sphere: South Vietnamese (American)
Ideology: Anti-Communism, Anti-Monarchism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Kingdom of Laos-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Military Dictatorship
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Laotian Civil War, Vietnam War
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Pathet Lao
Sphere: North Vietnamese (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, anti-Imperialism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
Hmong guerrillas
Sphere: American
Ideology: Anti-Communism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Kingdom of Thailand- [Has +5 Thai Opiates bonus going to the United States]
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Military Dictatorship
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
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People's Liberation Army of Thailand
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Malaysia- [Has +10 Malaysian Tin bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
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Malayan National Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Singapore- [Has +10 Singapore Strait bonus going to no one]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sultanate of Brunei-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None


-Portuguese Timor-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of the Philippines-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency, Ethnic Insurgency
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New People's Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Moro National Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: "Egalitarianism", Moro Nationalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5


-Union of Burma- [Has +10 Burmese Opiates going to the United States]
Government: Military Rule, Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 4
Conflicts: Burmese Civil War
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People's Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Kachin Independence Army
Sphere: CPB (Chinese)
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Karenni Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Rohingya Mujahideen
Sphere: Pakistani
Ideology: Ethnic separatism, Islamism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Mon National Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Pa-O National Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Communist Party of Arakan
Sphere: Neutral (Chinese)
Ideology: Ethnic separatism, Communism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Shan State Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Karen National Liberation Army
Sphere: Thai (American)
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Patriotic Liberation Army
Sphere: Thai (American)
Ideology: Anti-Ne Win, pro-democracy
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Kingdom of Afghanistan- [Has +10 Afghani Opiates bonus going to no one]
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Dominion of Ceylon-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Tamils, leftist unrest

-Sultanate of Maldives-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Nepal-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Conflicts: Leftist tensions
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Chushi Gangdruk
Sphere: Indian (America)
Ideology: Tibetan Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Kingdom of Bhutan-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Sikkim-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian Protectorate
Units: 0
Conflicts: None
OceaniaShow
-Commonwealth of Australia-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Territory of Christmas Island-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of Norfolk Island-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of the Cocos Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of Papua and New Guinea-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 2
Conflict: Bougainville Separatism

-Dominion of New Zealand-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Cook Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: New Zealander Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Niue-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: New Zealander Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Tokelau Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: New Zealander Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Colony of Fiji-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-British Solomon Islands Protectorate-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Independence movement

-Gilbert and Ellice Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Ethnic tensions, independence movement

-New Hebrides Condominium-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Anglo-French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Separatist tensions, Independence movement

-Canton and Enderbury Islands Condiminium-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Anglo-American Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Pitcairn Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Nauru- [Has +10 Nauruan Phosphates bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Tonga-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-American Samoa-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Independent State of Western Samoa-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: New Zealander (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Guam-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-French Polynesia-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-New Caledonia-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None
Middle EastShow
-State of Kuwait- [Has +10 Kuwaiti Oil bonus going to the United States]
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Border uncertainties


-Emirate of Abu Dhabi- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Ajman- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Dubai- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Fujairah- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Sharjah- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Umm al-Quwain- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Qatar- [Has +10 Qatari Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Kingdom of Bahrain- [Has +10 Bahraini Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Executive Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Shiites, Decolonization

-Sultanate of Muscat and Oman- [Has +10 Omani Oil bonus too unstable to export]
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 2
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: Dhofar Rebellion
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-Yemen Arab Republic-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Egyptian (Soviet)
Units: 2
Conflicts: North Yemen Civil War
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Kingdom of Yemen Forces
Sphere: Saudi Arabian
Ideology: Royalist
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 2

-People's Republic of Yemen-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Syrian Arab Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Islamist Terrorism
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Muslim Brotherhood
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Sunni Islamist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan-
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Palestinian Refugee Problems
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Palestinian Liberation Organization
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 3/5
Units: 2
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Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PDFLP)
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Marxism-Leninism, Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5


-Lebanese Republic-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Syrian
Units: 1
Conflicts: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon
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Kataeb Regulatory Forces
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Lebanese Nationalism, Pro-Maronite, Pro-Western
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Zgharta Liberation Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Lebanese Nationalism, Pro-Maronite, Pro-Western
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Al-Mourabitoun
Sphere: Egypt
Ideology: Nasserism, Pan-Arabism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Palestinian Militias
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Republic of Turkey- [Has +10 Turkish Straits access bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Restive Kurds, political unrest
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Grey Wolves
Sphere: Turkish (American)
Ideology: Far-right, pan-Turkism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Islamism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Left-wing militants
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Left-wing
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Armenian Revolutionary Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Armenian Nationalism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

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Re: World (and Off-World) News

Post by Smyg » 00:12:15 Tuesday, 08 August, 2017

The World in July 1968

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South AmericaShow
South America

  • A land once ignored by the world, it now seems like Bolivia will be most important battlefield of the post-World War II world --- perhaps of all Humanity’s history, if you think about it. It is here, the foothills of the Andes, that becomes the very centre of the planet’s attention in the first months of 1968. Elsewhere across the globe conflicts rage and blood flows, but none of that really matters. Not really. It is here, as the Southern Cone falls, that our future is decided - for now, at least. What battlefield will it be tomorrow?
  • From across the world, heroes and villains assemble to aid the Bolivians. The Soviet Union, the French Republic, the United Kingdom, the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Cuba and the United States of America are among those that send tonne after tonne of humanitarian and above all military aid into the darkness of Bolivia. Just a fragment ever manages to arrive at its correct destination, but it was worth a try, and what does make its way into the right hands does a lot of good.
  • More importantly, direct foreign intervention takes place. An American Expeditionary Force is assembled, under what is declared to be Operation Gaia and commanded by the US Special Forces officer Colonel Robert B. Rheault, and 4 units are airlifted into Bolivia. 3 are dropped into the besieged capital of La Paz, where the Americans have miraculously managed to get radio contact with survivors from the local US intelligence station. The 1 remaining unit enters the countryside, trying to secure vital locations. When they arrive, the free world for the first time witnesses the horrors of the Alien-Posadist invasion. The Americans remain tight-lipped for the duration of E1968, but they - and the later arrivals from other countries - do report extensive physical modifications having been carried out on the Bolivian Posadists and Guevarists, who fight fanatically and bravely to the death. A fairly new word, coined as recently as 1960 by the scientists Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline is applied by some: “Cyborg”. It appears that the strange weapons used by the pro-Alien collaborators are grafted onto the bodies of some, but not all, of them. It is unknown if the Americans have managed to secure samples, of either tissue or technology, but the intensity of the fighting makes it seem somewhat unlikely. The weapons, which seem to be energy-based and make no use of the projectiles mankind is used to, prove deadly. In street-to-street battle across La Paz, 1 unit of American troops are slain, causing both scandal and hero-worship back home in the USA.
  • When American special forces storm Plaza Murillo, home to the Presidential Palace and the National Congress, they find it to be littered with “zapped” corpses, a term that quickly comes into use to describe the cauterized wounds left behind by the Alien weaponry. Ragged dark red banners proclaiming the Immorality of Comrade Che Guevara and Comrade Juan Posadas cover the walls of the burnt-out Palacio Quemado, which lives up to its name --- “the Burnt Palace” --- for the second time in its history. The government of General René Barrientos, including the man himself, appears to have been eliminated almost to a man.From the wreckage, strange, long-limbed machines reveal themselves, firing upon the Americas, prompting a swift retreat from the ruins. La Paz seems lost.
  • With that, Colonel Rheault sees fit to mount a tactical retreat, as the cityscape cannot be held without extraordinary losses. The surviving 2 American units in La Paz evacuate the capital’s centre, heading instead to the distant city district of El Alto, in truth more of a secondary city than a part of the capital, just a few kilometres outside of La Paz itself. They set up a perimeter around the recently modernized El Alto Airport (also, ironically, recently renamed the John F. Kennedy Airport, although this name has never been publicly used), where the zapped-out wrecks of Bolivian Air Force planes litter the runways. Why the Posadists didn’t bring down the American aircraft that got the troops in there in the first place is anyone’s guess. They’re joined by thousands of refugees, mainly Aymara indigenous peoples, from La Paz and the surrounding area, clamoring to be evacuated by the USA. Two men evacuated from the city alongside the American troops, survivors of the Bolivian army, Major Máximo Gómez and Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaus Altmann, begin organizing a new unit cobbled together from other soldiers among the refugees, as well as several surviving members of a regional political party (the Bolivian Socialist Falange), forming a poorly equipped but dedicated unit they call the Condor Brigade, dedicated to exterminating the Alien-Posadist-Guevarist alliance. Meanwhile, Colonel Rheault starts handing out what few supplies that the men of Operation Gaia have at their disposals to the refugees, as to prevent deaths and riots. For now, no Posadist attacks are taking place on their positions.
  • The other American troops in the country, 1 unit of them, were - as previously noted - deployed to seize vital locations in the countryside. With a surge of Posadists in the east and south, they take up positions in several towns across the west, across La Paz Department but outside of the capital. Finding themselves spread out and under attack, they lock down several key and easily defensible locations. This in turns provides excellent cover for what happens next --- a large-scale intervention from Havana, the Cuban Expeditionary Force, consisting of 3 units under the command of the Afro-Cuban veteran and close companion of Che Guevara, Comandante Víctor Dreke, entering the La Paz Department from over the Peruvian border. With Colonel Rheault’s forces occupying chokeholds further east, the Cubans - who receives the immediate and surprising support of Major General (and, briefly, former Minister of Labour) Juan José Torres, a Mestizo commander who has survived the onslaught. 1 Cuban unit is destroyed among the foothills of the Andes in fierce fighting, but strangely, more and more Posadist detachments (it is unknown what command structures they operated under) withdraw eastwards. The Cuban advantage has been aid from the locals, and a solid ally westward in Peru from where to run supply lines and bring in reinforcements. Still, the situation has been horrendous. By the beginning of summer, the Cuban troops, foreign volunteers, and Major General Torres’ forces together hold a sliver of the La Paz Department and Pando Department along the Peruvian border, with headquarters at Copacabana by Lake Titicaca. Initially jokingly nicknamed the Zona Humana, it soon becomes known world-wide as the Human Zone, the last free part of Bolivia.
  • With the Human Zone declared free from Alien invaders, although probably only because of the Posadist retreat, survivors from the rest of Bolivia flock there, causing looting and banditry to run rampant despite the military occupation. Some exiles fleeing the east begin organizing a radical self-defence militia, the Poor Peasants Union, which declares itself to be engaged in a people’s war against both foreign imperialists and the Alien Roaders, although they are yet to launch any armed action against anyone. They are led by a mysterious man calling himself Comandante Rolando, and gain rapid popularity among the local indigenous population, who incorporate calls for the autonomy of their region - known by the Aymara and Quechua peasants as Qullasuyu - into the group’s agenda.
  • The new military junta in Peru set about with immediate measures to reform the country, and protect it from the Aliens. Notably, giving credence to their progressive identity, the junta sets up a far-reaching programme of free-of-charge agricultural education for the rural peasantry, with rowing teams of teachers and agronomists traversing the countryside. The project's stated goal, raising productivity, may be a bit into the future, though.
  • More immediate is a significant investment into national defence. Coming at a time when thousands of refugees, many of them armed, are trying to enter Peru, it comes as a relief to the beleaguered military. 1 unit is recruited to the army, and extensive defences are constructed all along the contentious Bolivian border. Their nature remains little-known to the general public, but it appears the Peruvian government has taken inspiration from Che Guevara's 1961 book La Guerra de Guerrillas.
  • As the situation in Bolivia becomes somewhat more clear, refugees begin to descend onto the neighbouring countries. The wild border with Brazil proves completely porous, as does the Chilean one, while the refugees are turned away with from Uruguay and Paraguay with military force. Attempts to resolve the refugee situation in a more humane way is done in Peru, where the military junta has been clamping down on border security. While far from everyone is let in, and others are allowed in due to the corruption of border guards or by sneaking in, several thousands of Bolivian civilians are quickly allowed entry and placed in hastily built refugee camps in Puno City, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Local protests against this, which puts the city at significant risk from Alien or Posadist influence according to protesters, are violently put down by the military when the peaceful protests turn into riots. Riots also become frequent in the camps, with infighting occurring between the refugees - mainly mix of indigenous peasants, urban workers, military deserters - over the limited access to food, water and healthcare given to them. The junta's scheme for a weapons' amnesty, exchanging firearms brought from Bolivia to the refugee camps for cold hard cash, proves somewhat successful in limiting the issue though. However, as June ends, it is increasingly clear that Puno City is no longer under the complete control of the Peruvian government, with gangs and political factions running the camps.
  • Hugo Blanco, a noted Trotskyist intellectual and leader of the Confederación Campesina del Perú, appeals to the Peruvian government for his release from the island prison El Frontón, which also houses the recently imprisoned President Fernando Belaúnde Terry. He requests that he be sent into Argentina or Bolivia, to negotiate with the Posadists, to ensure the safety of the Peruvian nation. Little is known of Blanco's involvement in the Trotskyist milieu, but is seems likely that he had extensive contacts with the mysterious "J. Posadas" (whose Posadist Fourth International was founded in 1962, around the time that Blanco was imprisoned) back in the late 1950s.
  • To everyone's and no-one's surprise both, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics attempts to live up to its internationalist ideals. To the protest of almost every right-wing, anti-communist regime in Latin America, a Soviet Expeditionary Force, 3 units strong and containing both land forces and a significant aerial detachment arrives in Peru, having been flown in via Cuba. In Moscow, General Secretary Brezhnev announces that the USSR is doing its duty to both its comrades in Peru and the entire population of Earth, by deploying this force. For now, the 3 units are put in defensive positions around the capital, awaiting further orders. Although not its commander, the chief adviser of the Soviet Air Force pilots in the expedition, Colonel Yuri Gagarin immediately becomes the public face of the effort, meeting thousands of cheering pro-Soviet/anti-Alien Peruvians greeting the Soviets on the streets of Lima with his famous magnetic smile. Gagarin's presence, as a symbol of both the Soviet Union's quest for the stars and for all of Humanity's successes in the same, does wonders for the "SEF's" popularity in Peru itself, calming fears of a Communist invasion.
  • Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., conservatives and anti-communists from across the country look to President Johnson for a reaction to this complete and utter breach of the Monroe Doctrine. The man himself stays largely out of the issue, perhaps to avoid too large a backdraft in the ongoing primary season as the event threatens to undermine his campaign significantly. Instead, Secretary of State Dean Rusk takes to the stage, and demands that the Soviet Union immediately and unilaterally takes steps in the UNGA and UNSC to have the Soviet Expeditionary Force be declared a United Nations peacekeeping force rather than a purely Soviet initiative, put under international supervision, and entered into coordination with the military heads of the Organization of American States and the USA. He does however notably avoid outright condemning the deployment. While some of the most anti-communist politicians in the USA demand the President force the Reds out of Peru, with some fringe elements even demanding his impeachment, the majority of Americans seems to be taking the view that the Russians will prove an excellent human shield between the Aliens and the rest of the Americas.
  • However, by the end of the year, while the SEF remains stationed in Lima and not overthrowing governments across the continent as some feared, certain Red Scare-esque fears does come through. Across Latin America, pro-Soviet Marxist-Leninist insurrectionist movements surge to previously unseen degrees, from Chile and Colombia to Brazil and Uruguay. Although there's no evidence for it, many American security analysts believe this is due to a campaign of heavy Soviet military aid to these rebel movements, coordinated from intelligence headquarters in Cuba or Peru. Although the USSR in the United Nations General Assembly has advocated for the formation of a "Revolutionary General Command" in Latin America, co-directed by Cuba and the USSR, which would allow for armed left-wing movements to "renounce guerrilla warfare in the wake of the Alien invasion" and work with their national governments, this initiative hasn't materialized so far, the result instead being a surge in guerrilla warfare.
  • More benevolently received than the alleged Soviet funding of armed revolutionaries is the massive wave of aid that flows into Latin America from governments around the world. Other than American aid packages reported on elsewhere, and the significant international donations to Bolivia as well, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia becomes the most prominent source of aid for the besieged Latin American governments. President Tito, the communist already known for his relationships with anti-communist regimes (Yugoslavia being the only left-wing country allowed to have an embassy in Alfredo Stroessner's Paraguay, for example), spares no expense in doing "what can be done to preserve and fight for humanity." Truly massive aid packages, both humanitarian and military, are flown in from Belgrade into Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil and Peru, which in addition to significantly boosting those countries fighting capabilities also makes Tito's popularity in the Americas skyrocket, as well as that of the Non-Aligned Movement.
  • Arriving in Bolivia somewhat too late to aid in the Siege of La Paz, instead taking up positions in the western mountains of the country in the "Human Zone", is perhaps the most surprising Yugoslav contribution to the international efforts: The Đuro Đaković Battalion. It is named after a Croatian Communist martyr, as a direct call-back to the "Đuro Đaković Battalion" in which many of the Yugoslav volunteers to the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War fought. A multi-ethnic force of "volunteers" (it's in dispute) from the Yugoslav People's Army, their arrival is greeted cheerfully by the Cuban Expeditionary Force holding the Human Zone, and is largely ignored by the Americans - perhaps as it is more politically acceptable than the Soviet deployment to Peru.
  • In a similar vein to Đuro Đaković Battalion, civilian volunteers from the United States of America also begin arriving in the Human Zone, having bought passage via Peru or Brazil. Motivated by a fanatical hatred of the Aliens and Communists alike, the American Eagle Battalion is formed, declaring a pan-American solidarity with the Bolivian people against the Aliens. Recruited from Evangelical religious groups, discharged military veterans, prison convicts looking for a new life, and far-right political activists of all stripes (including member of the Liberty Lobby, the Minutemen, and the John Birch Society), rumour has it that the United States government is directly responsible for the creation of this rag-tag mercenary-like unit, possibly via encouragement from COINTELPRO-connected FBI agents or other such elements. Who knows, could just be a conspiracy theory. Upon arrival in Copacabana, where the group is currently equipping itself via arms purchases from local smugglers, infighting immediately takes place, with the entirely unknown political drifter Kurt Saxon eventually becoming Commander of the Battalion, two of his disgruntled rivals returning to the USA.
  • While the USSR deploys troops to its friends in Peru, the USA does the same to Uruguay. 1 unit of US troops land in Montevideo, and take up armed positions in preparation for an Alien incursion. They bring with them an aid package to the military, disseminate Spanish-language radio broadcasts and leaflets to the locals to assure them of the American dedication to their freedom and survival, and - at several military compounds - begin the construction of what at a distance appears to be antennas and arrays for communications. Many in the urban bourgeoisie are incredibly relieved to see the Stars and Stripes flown across Montevideo - and begin to bunker up, buying up significant amounts of food and fuel, and fortifying their homes, rather than plan an escape to Brazil, the USA or Europe. Uruguay must survive. Meanwhile, radio silence from across the Río Uruguay, where the Flying Saucer still hovers ominously.
  • The newly appointed President of Uruguay Jorge Pacheco Areco, the former Vice President who succeeded just recently on 7 December 1967 after the sudden death of President Óscar Diego Gestido, welcomes the American presence --- and immediately uses it, and the flurry of student-led street protests against the arrival of yanqui imperialists, to clamp down completely on the entire political opposition. With Parliament's permission, the significantly strengthened Uruguayan military enforces a state of emergency and a repeal of all constitutional safeguards. Peaceful demonstrations are brutally put down across Montevideo, political prisoners are imprisoned and subjected to torture nation-wide. The Tuparamos - or more correctly, the Movimiento de Liberación Nacional-Tupamaros - respond by living up to their motto: "Words divide us; action unites us". The urban guerrillas, equipped with brand-new weaponry (including some few items of a heavier nature than usual, like military-grade explosives and smaller machine guns), launch a fierce campaign of "armed propaganda". Banks are robbed, police stations are bombed, the powerful bank manager Ulysses Pereira Reverbel is kidnapped, and most notably several off-duty American soldiers are assassinated in the street.
  • As in Uruguay, the Americans deploy 1 unit to Colombia, to deal with the guerrilla warfare there. Notably, their goal appears to be to press the local government to accept a “deal” offered by the Communists in regards to pardoning captured guerrilleros in return for military service in Bolivia. FARC-EP responds with silence, quietly building up their forces thanks to a heavy arms package from abroad, while the pro-Chinese Popular Liberation Army - who call for Colombia to stop recognizing the Republic of Chinese, for it paves the Alien Road - launch their first substantial attack, in the Antioquia area.
  • However, a few hundred moderate fighters of the FARC-EP approach government forces and offer their surrender, requesting immediate extraction to Bolivia in return. They are jokingly nicknamed the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - Ejército de la Humanidad (FARC-EH), and await orders. The Colombian National Front administration on its part does a half-arsed attempt to end the violence gripping the nation, planing the issue of more than 60,000 land titles to farmers and workers in the 1968-1969 period via the Colombian Institute for Agrarian Reform, and holding quiet parliamentary elections.
  • Things go better with the American deployment to Venezuela, which takes the form of 2 units, set to guard the country’s borders. The Global Ceasefire sees one of its few successes so far. The left-wing guerrillas of the country suffer several minor losses, such as when Luben Petkoff leads a group of 24 fighters separating from the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN). A Convair 580 airliner is hijacked by a FALN fighter while flying between Maiquetía and Maracaibo, and forced to land in Cuba, where the guerrilla receives no support and instead enters into a firefight with the police. All in all, after a bad start of the year, and the failed Cuban-Venezuelan landing and attempted insurrection last year, at an April plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela, they finally decide to abandon the armed struggle and enter the L1968 general elections instead. The Armed Forces of National Liberation exits the fields. Score one for democracy?
  • The quasi-fascistic military regime of Alfredo Stroessner takes the threat of an Alien invasion from Bolivia and Argentina, where the Posadist forces are beginning to surround Paraguay, very seriously. So seriously that the notoriously bloodthirsty General Stroessner suspends the already quite clearly rigged February parliamentary elections, which he was already clearly going to win a significant victory against an neutered “opposition” in, and reaffirms the state of siege (which includes a full suspension of civil liberties and rule by decree) that been in action since the early 1950s. The south-western borders are put on a complete lockdown, and isolated reports of Paraguayan soldiers firing on Bolivian refugees reach the few foreign journalists allowed to operate in Asunción before they too are deported.
  • In response to the actions taken by the Paraguayan regime with the excuse of anti-extraterrestrial defence, the Partido Comunista Paraguayo (Marxista-Leninista) - a Maoist splinter of the Paraguayan Communist Party, formed in 1967 and reportedly led by veteran activist Oscar Creydt - declare a people’s war against both the Aliens and Stroessner, inspired by the Helmsman’s recent declarations. They retreat into the country’s eastern frontiers, joining up with the fragmented last surviving unit of the United National Liberation Front, the Columna Mariscal López, to form the Paraguayan People’s Army. They find shelter with isolated tribes faced with extinction at the hands of Stroessner.
  • Fearing that the American deployments to Venezuela's borders bolsters the chances of a future overthrow of his government, Guyana's increasingly left-wing and nationalist strongman Forbes Burnham suspends the planed L1968 parliamentary elections and sends out a public request to the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and the Non-Aligned Movement to deploy troops to Guyana to protect it against the Aliens and ensure that democratic elections can take safely and securely. Burnham, whose country's entry into the OAS was denied by Venezuela in 1967 due to Venezuelan claims on the region of Guayana Esequiba (where the Venezuelans have also been fomenting revolt), leads the People's National Congress. The PNC, while socialist, represents the Afro-Guyanese people, and had only one real rival in the upcoming, now suspended elections - the Marxist-Leninists of the People's Progressive Party, representing the Indo-Guyanese community.
  • Protests grip Brazil, fuelled both by political unrest and the Alien invasion. The student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot dead by police, one of the first martyrs against the military regime, prompting further protests, 28 are killed and hundreds injured during protests in front of the US Embassy ("Blood Friday"), and in June the "March of the One Hundred Thousand" sees Rio de Janeiro paralysed with mass action. Meanwhile, the military government battles another demon, deep in the jungles. No one knows yet if the Posadists have crossed across the porous borders, or who it is the regime is fighting out there, but violence does send recoils across several cities as the urban guerrillas of the Revolutionary Movement 8th October launch a new campaign of bombings. Stability drops.
  • A very admirable attempt by President Johnson to send out Secretary of State Dean Rusk and a United Nations commissions on an aerial mission from Brazil to La Paz, promoting a mission of peace (with a cache of Western literature, music and movies on board, as well as the Declarations of the Rights of Man, the American Declaration of Independence, and the UN Declaration of Human Rights, among other things), is cut short by the Brazilian regime, who impound the plane and send a very relived Rusk home to D.C. The reason for this is that several Brazilian Air Force planes, entering Bolivian airspace to deliver similar messages of peace, have been "zapped" down from the skies, with total casualties. Who knows if it would've succeeded this time.
  • Despite a lot of tension in the air, the Ecuadorian presidential election passes remarkably quietly. The populist José María Velasco Ibarra, who has served four previous presidential terms, is re-elected for his fifth term. He succeeds his former Vice President Otto Arosemena. Jesus, what a success for this continent, huh?
  • In Chile, with the Radical Party and the Socialist Party both having been stunningly more radical, with the Radicals declaring themselves socialists and the Socialists declaring themselves Marxist-Leninists in 1967, things heat up in preparation for both the E1969 elections and the threat of meeting the same fate as Argentina. Joining up with the Communist Party, the in L1967 formed Social Democrat Party and the now in E1968 formed Independent Popular Action, the Radicals and Socialists - led by the President of the Senate of Chile, Salvador Allende - together demand that the increasingly anti-communist President Eduardo Frei Montalva meet with them to negotiate a power-sharing agreement, to avoid an Alien-Posadist victory. They appear inspired by the Soviet Union's calls for the establishment of popular fronts.
  • Meanwhile, revitalized by their new leader Miguel Enríquez and bolstered by what is likely an intense dose of Soviet military aid, the Revolutionary Left Movement takes action to add pressure on the President and in opposition to American imperialism. MIR bomb attacks take place in various parts of the country that target among others, the US consulate in Santiago, the Chilean-American Institute in Rancagua, the main office of the Christian Democratic Party, the office of Chile's largest-selling El Mercurio newspaper and the residence of senator Francisco Bulnes of the National Party. The attacks, while deadly at times, are largely intended to scare and provoke - the bomb at the US consulate, for example, is placed in an empty women's restroom. Other isolated attacks on stranger and less public targets, such as government-operated listening arrays and radio towers, take place as well, for which the MIR do not take responsibility. This goes largely ignored in the heat of things.
  • After months of political and revolutionary pressure, President Eduardo Frei Montalva finally agrees to a meeting between him and Salvador Allende, his left-wing counterpart and President of the Senate. On their way to the man-to-man summit in the capital city Santiago, right-wing elements in the army decide to stop the proposed coalition between the Socialists and the President's Christian Democrats. They are led by the virulently anti-communist General Roberto Viaux and General Roberto Souper Onfray. Salvador Allende and President Eduardo Frei Montalva are both reported as having been killed in the fighting that follows, their motorcades attacked by mutinying tank crews, and Chile descends into civil war. As constitutionalist factions of the military, led by General René Schneider and General Carlos Prats, gear up to fight with the putchist right-wing officers, the Socialist coalition starts forming impromptu militias and the Revolutionary Left Movement begin attacking military positions on both sides... A shadow falls over Santiago. After that radio silence follows, as the entirety of the country is swallowed up.
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  • A scandal of immense proportions stains the Arctic, as the “Thule Incident” takes place in Greenland. A United States Air Force B-52 bomber, with a crew of 7, suffers a cabin fire and is abandoned before an emergency landing can be carried out. Six crew members eject safely, the seventh dies trying to bail out. The plane crashes onto sea ice in North Star Bay, not far from the Thule Air Base. The crash becomes notable for one good reason: The aircraft carried a load of four hydrogen bombs, out on a "Chrome Dome" alert mission. Upon impact the conventional explosives onboard go off and the nuclear payload ruptures and disperses. With components scattered widely across a 1-mile by 3-mile area of pristine Arctic nature, the radioactive contamination is intense. JP-4 aviation fuel joins plutonium, uranium americium and tritium on the ice. Despite the deep winter, Project Crested Ice is launched by American and Danish officials to clean it all up before the sea ice melts in spring and spreads the contaminants further. Commanders remain tight-lipped on whether all bombs were recovered or not.
  • Tensions mount between the Danish government and the Greenlandic Inuits over the incident, with unexpected protests rocking the little capital of Nuuk for one of the first times ever. Anger is directed at the presence of the Thule Air Base (for which Inuit families were evicted from their old lands), and the simple fact that by allowing the presence of nuclear weapons on Greenlandic territory, the Danish and American governments risked the extinction of all Humanity, according to some. Had the hydrogen bombs gone off, many argue, it would possibly have interpreted by the Aliens as being a breach of their instructions, resulting in the “sterilisation” of Mankind. Kind of upsetting, really.
  • Separatists riot in Montreal on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, the day prior to the federal elections. Having surprised many by winning the Liberal leadership election earlier in the year, the relatively unknown Pierre Trudeau — whose appearance at the aforementioned events in Montreal caused rioting separatists to chant "Trudeau au poteau" — wins a fairly significant victory. The new Prime Minister, who stood defiant when separatists hurled rocks at him, now faces far greater challenges.
  • It’s election year in the United States of America as well, one of the most important ones in recent American history. And oh boy, the political landscape has changed. With the sudden arrival of the Flying Saucer above Buenos Aires, everything is different. President Lyndon B. Johnson rapidly takes charge of the situation, and enacts swift and decisive action across the globe. He is increasingly seen in a wholly new light, as a visionary strongman out to protect Mother Earth and the United States from the Alien hordes. The anti-war movement loses significant steam, as Johnson orders a gradual withdrawal from Vietnam, beginning with 1 unit, commences negotiations with the North Vietnamese for a peace agreement, and declares his programme for a world-wide global ceasefire in light of First Contact. Peace protests, now joined by protests calling for negotiations with the Aliens and a withdrawal from South America, do continue, but with support rapidly dissipating. On the other side of the aisle, Johnson’s massive deployments to fight the alliance of Posadists, Guevarists and Extraterrestrials quells much of the right-wing’s complaints regarding Vietnam. Not that support is complete, far from it. With all that's going on, UFOlogy and astronomy are some of few subjects at all discussed in the media, the Space Race has gotten a new lease on life, and several noted generals come out in support of Johnson’s policies, calling for caution and worldwide human cooperation.
  • Notably among the protests that do take place in regards to Latin America, a strange new organization - the "Earth Alliance for Peace" - appears to be a new big tent coalition, bringing in fringe elements from across the left-wing milieu and some right-wing cooks as well. The EAP calls for Johnson to immediately withdraw from Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela and Colombia, and for a Soviet-Cuban withdrawal as well, lest Humanity loses its chance of peaceful communication with an Alien species, the most momentous occasion in world history. Several of their rallies at college campuses find themselves under attack by another fringe group, the “American Citizens for Human Supremacy” (ACHS), who call for the immediate nuclear bombardment of the Buenos Aires Flying Saucer before it’s too late. Many of the more mainstream radical movements firmly reject both of these groups, abstaining from involvement in the Alien issue due to its sensitivity, with some voicing suspicions that both the EAP and the ACHS have been created as part of the FBI’s counter-subversive activities. Less controversial are protests staged by veterans’ associations, in memory of the men lost fighting for the American Expeditionary Force in Bolivia.
  • Senator Robert F. Kennedy drops any plans, if he ever had any, of running in the Democratic primaries, possibly due to President Johnson's change of heart given Vietnam and other key events as a result of the Alien invasion. Isolating himself increasingly from national politics for unknown reasons, RFK appears to be more and more focused on the upcoming state elections in New York, where his protégé Eugene Nickerson - a descendant of President John Quincy Adams and current County Executive of Nassau County - narrowly beats his anti-war rival, the Irish-born Paul O'Dwyer, in the Democratic primaries.
  • President Johnson holds several meetings, and photo ops of course, with the country's leading religious figures, calling for harmony and peace between the faiths in the face of the Alien threat. It even hits the news that Johnson has been on the phone with the Pope in Rome himself to discuss the issue. He also goes on a flurry of other dinners, meeting with certain Southern governors, the ACLU, southern baptists' conference and moderate civil rights leaders. None of this manages to stop what’s to come, although it does give him a significant boost in the Democratic primary sessions. With the US presidential elections campaign thrown into chaos, and with Johnson emerging as a champion of world-wide unity and peace, the President receives a crushing victory over the anti-war candidate Eugene J. McCarthy in the New Hampshire Democratic primary.
  • No Alien can stop the cries of the silenced, though. The struggle for civil rights by America’s minority communities continues. Significant infighting takes place in the South. In South Carolina, 3 college students protesting against a whites-only bowling alley are killed when the protest is broken up by highway patrolmen. In Memphis, thousands of black waste collectors go on strike when two of their kind are crushed to death. Civil rights disturbances are reported at colleges in Wisconsin and North Carolina, among other places. And so on. These little events are nothing compared to what’s to come, when Martin Luther King Jr. is shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The greatest wave of social unrest to hit the USA since the Civil War sweeps across the country, with riots taking place in Washington D.C:, Baltimore, Chicago, Kansas City, and a hundred other cities. Dozens are killed, thousands injured, over 15,000 arrested. This all prompts Johnson, who despite the unrest handily succeeds in winning the Democratic nomination at a Democratic Convention marred by civil rights violence, to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1968. By the beginning of summer, the country remains fractured, even as Johnson attempts to pose as a Father of the Nation, his previous successes earlier in the year ebbing out somewhat in the face of the events in Chile, the losses in Bolivia, the riots, and all the rest.
  • The MLK assassin, a white drifter and escaped convict by the name of James Earl Ray, is later arrested at London's Heathrow Airport, having escaped via Canada and Portugal.
  • The Nation of Islam, amid the nationwide riots, starts arming itself heavily. Their paramilitary branch, the Fruit of Islam, sees a huge influx of new members, many of which are equipped with handguns and rifles and posted to guard the extensive amounts of NOI-owned farmland and urban businesses. The movement’s supply of uniforms rapidly runs out, prompting many new recruits to be given nothing but a blue armband stamped “NOI”. Some fear that this is less a reaction to the murder of MLK and other civil rights issues, and more due to the esoteric views of the Nation. Its leader, Elijah Muhammad, has in the past preached extensively on cosmology, adding claims regarding the age of the planet and the origin of the Moon to ideas regarding the white man being breed in a laboratory by evil scientists.
  • Other radical black nationalist movements take a wholly different approach. The Black Panther Party begins to fracture almost completely, with one faction - led Eldridge Cleaver, under whose command the junior member Bobby Hutton is killed by police when their group ambushes Oakland police officers, and who in his new autobiography Soul On Ice admits to carrying out rapes on black women as a training exercise for later raping white women - splintering off. It remains under the Black Panther Party banner for now, although Cleaver’s followers feud intensively with those of leaders like Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton (both under criminal investigation at the present). It appears that while Seale and Newton declare their commitment to the BPP’s Ten-Point Program, intent on focusing on the survival of the black community within the USA, Cleaver has his eyes set on something much bigger…
  • The Communist Party USA, a party in crisis for decades and increasingly irrelevant, sees significant internal splits. While the pro-Alien faction remains minimal, perhaps even non-existent, significant infighting does take place on whether the CPUSA should back President Johnson’s fight in Latin America as part of a popular front initiative, or reject it as nothing but crude imperialism under the context of defending Humanity. In the end, the party leadership issues a tentative declaration of support for Johnson’s attempts in among other places Colombia to form a guerrilla-regime front against the Alien invasion, stating that the basic survival of the Human species is a prerequisite for any revolution.
  • A radical feminist, Valerie Solanas, author of the SCUM Manifesto, shoots at Andy Warhol three times, with only one bullet hitting. She is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia after her arrest. Tragically, Warhol survives.
  • In a mysterious incident, six thousand sheep are found dead near a military base in Utah, the Dugway Proving Ground. Theories range from Alien attack to, well, Alien attack, but it appears likely that the deaths are connected to the US Army's chemical and biological warfare programs.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration receives truly extensive funding, as does the federal education system overall. When it comes to private universities, President Johnson lobbies extensively, persuading their top patrons and wooing other important figures over dinner. In the end, with support from across the country, a new National Ufology Institute is founded in Washington D.C., and many American researchers turn their eyes to the skies. New UFOlogy degrees, research institutes and graduate programs are instituted. Not without controversy, however, as many view it as a waste of money - why not just bomb the Aliens back to the Stone Age?
  • In Bermuda, where for the first time ever equal universal suffrage is applied, the United Bermuda Party wins a stunning 30 of 40 seats in the House of Assembly in the E1968 elections. Amazing. Of course, no one gives a damn. Likewise, the Progressive Liberal Party wins 29 out of 38 seats in a stunning victory in the Bahamian elections. Again, literally no one cares.
  • Fidel Castro, undaunted by the Alien invasions in South America and the Posadists’ claims that he is a CIA agent that killed his friend Ernesto “Che” Guevara, sets out to turn Cuba into a veritable stronghold. The man who once boarded the Granma with only 82 men, the man who stopped the American invasion at the Bay of Pigs and has survived dozens of assassination attempts, he fears no Xenos. Not long after deploying the Cuban Expeditionary Force, Fidel Castro goes on a country-wide recruitment campaign, from the streets of Havana to the huts of the smallest villages, practically declaring war on the Alien scourge. This commences an immense boom in the Cuban armed forces, which struggles to maintain such a size, as the country grows increasingly militarized. No less than 6 units are recruited! Although it does little to affect his standing within Cuba, Castro’s personal popularity surges in much of the world, as his communist credentials falter in view of his anti-Alien credentials. Little Cuba isn’t afraid.
  • Black Power activism is growing in Trinidad and Tobago, in the wake of recent events in Latin America and the USA, with increasingly radical students and labour union activists demanding better rights.
  • Air France Flight 212, a Boeing 707 plane, crashes into the northwestern slope of the La Soufrière Mountain in Guadeloupe. All 63 lives aboard are lost.
  • Construction for the 1968 Summer Olympics, to be held in October in Mexico City, is underway. However, no one is all that enthusiastic, and many countries are worried about sending their athletes to Latin America in times as dark as these. The increasingly radical student environment is likely to launch protests during the run-up to the Olympics. Meanwhile, the guerrilla movements in the countryside remain quiet, which concerns some people given the likely Posadist presence.
  • The "White Terror" carried out by the Guatemalan regime continues to be extreme. Between October 1966 and March 1968, an estimate of 8,000 Guatemalan peasants have been murdered by the military and paramilitary death squads. Colonel Arana Osorio has earned the nickname "the Butcher of Zacapa". Many fear the White Terror will grow increasingly intense. In January, a booklet naming 85 people entitled People of Guatemala, Know the Traitors, the Guerillas of the FAR is published, and many are forced to flee or be killed. A leaflet is sent to the main labour federation, containing choice quotes such as “"Your hour has come. Communists at the service of Fidel Castro, Russia and Communist China. You have until the last day of March to leave the country.” Fun stuff.
  • The revolutionaries strike back, however. In January, as a retribution for the brutal December 1967 kidnapping, torture, rape, mutilation and murder of the 26-year old Rogelia Cruz Martinez ("Miss Guatemala" 1959, known for her left-wing sympathies), the FAR strikes. They open fire on a carload of American military advisors, killing Colonel John D. Webber (chief of the US military mission in Guatemala) and Naval Attache Lieutenant Commander Ernest A. Munro were killed instantly; two others are wounded. The FAR subsequently issued a statement claiming that the killings were a reprisal against the Americans for creating the "genocidal forces" that haunt the indigenous people of Guatemala. It appears as if the American calls for a global ceasefire will go entirely ignored, both by the USA’s henchmen and their victims.
  • This changes in March, when kidnappers apprehend the Roman Catholic Archbishop Mario Casariego y Acevedo within 100 yards of the National Palace in the presence of heavily armed troops and police. The kidnapping of the ultra-conservative clergyman becomes highly controversial when he's released unharmed after four days --- it's possible that he himself orchestrated it, or that it was a false flag attack by the army high command, to provoke anti-communist sentiment. Two civilians involved in the kidnapping, both of them known right-wing death squad members, are assassinated on their way to jail after being picked up by the police - their police escorts are unharmed. The scandal sees the three primary leaders of the counterinsurgency program replaced and sent abroad - one to Miami, one to Spain, and one to Nicaragua. This includes "the Butcher of Zacapa" Col. Osorio, the Minister of Defence, and the Vice Minister of Defence. Death squad activity lulls in the coming months, and by June the state of emergency is downgraded to a state of alarm in June. However, this does not mean that the long-lasting civil war is over, and without foreign intervention it is likely it won’t end for years to come.
  • The World Health Organization finds that polluted water is the cause of 17% of all Nicaraguan deaths. No wonder the peasants are rebelling.
  • After the 1967 victory of General Fidel Sánchez Hernández, who succeeded General Rivera's mostly progressive programmes and formed a mostly civilian cabinet, in elections deemed at least somewhat fair, legislative elections are now held in El Salvador. It seems to be relative calm and open, relatively speaking, and sees the National Conciliation Party win with 47.7% over the Christian Democratic Party who field 43.3%, although with extremely low turnout. It remains to be seen if the military rulers can maintain this path towards democracy.
  • Social tensions rise in Honduras, where a new survey indicates that there's about 300,000 illegal Salvadoran immigrants living in the country, the result of unemployment and landlessness in the home country. General Oswaldo López Arellano's land reform programme does little to resolve the issue.
  • In Panama, the May general elections turn extremely tense, as the Election Board and the Electoral Tribunal delay announcing the results for who will succeed the country's corrupt President Marco Aurelio Robles - former President Arnulfo Arias, notoriously corrupt as well and a staunch WW2-era supporter of Nazi Germany to boot, or Robles’ former Minister of the Treasury David Samudio Ávila. After eighteen days the victory of Arnulfo Arias, who once declared that “"As Panama has ceded its territory to the United States to construct the Canal, Panama also can cede territory to the Germany of Adolf Hitler so they can construct here what they wish and can help us against Imperialism” prior to the 1941 US-backed coup against him, is announced. The National Guard of Panama, which has already deposed Arias twice, is not having any of it, perhaps fearing that the brutal strongman’s tendencies might lead him to collaborate with the Aliens.
  • Several officers, bolstered by a significant military aid package from the USA intended to protect the Panama Canal (which the officers, in their view, are doing) launch a swift coup d’etat, detaining Arnulfo Arias and forming a Provisional Junta of Panama. Members include Major Boris Martínez, Colonel Jose Humberto Ramos and Lieutenant Colonel Omar Torrijos. Torrijos becomes the true power of the Provisional Junta, enacting immediate populist reforms in the Peruvian style, funding new schools and beginning a process of land reform. Despite quickly cracking down on more radical left-wing movements, arresting hundreds, the new regime gains the support of the Party of the People of Panama (formerly the “Communist Party of Panama”), a small but well-organized grouping. Torrijos begins the summer by announcing to the USA that the Republic of Panama will protect the Canal Zone from the Alien threat at any cost, but would like to see a future handover of the Canal to Panamanian sovereignty.

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  • Across the Spanish colonies in Africa, decolonization is announced. Although the Spanish dictator Franco motivates it all as being due to an immediate need to evacuate all colonial forces and strengthen the security situation back home in light of the events in Latin America, it soon becomes obvious that President Johnson took a rather interesting approach to the global ceasefire initiative, bribing the Portuguese and Spanish governments into abandoning their colonial empires. In the case of Spain, it succeeded, largely because its African holdings were obscure and crumbling already... Portugal, however, seem to have refused, possibly due to Soviet actions.
  • Spanish Guinea becomes the first casualty of the Spanish Empire. Already having autonomous, multi-party system since several years back (with a highly active and aggressive local nationalist milieu), and with a planned March 1968 declaration to announce its independence already underway due to previous UN pressures, the Spanish simply decide to evacuate immediately. Without waiting for the originally intended September 1968 elections, ethnic Spanish soldiers and civilians alike are shipped out en masse. Just moments after long-time colonial administrator and quasi-Falangist Prime Minister Bonifacio Ondó Edu declares the independence of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on the colony's only radio station, the airwaves go silent. Hours later, Deputy Prime Minister Francisco Macías Nguema - Ondó Edu's main rival - emerges, declaring the country to be under martial law, and the borders closed. Strange lights are seen above Gulf of Guinea that night.
  • In the other Spanish colonies, perhaps due to the experiences of the Ifni War, things take a more measured approach. Negotiations appear to be underway with the King of Morocco for the eventual return of the Province of Ifni to Morocco from Spanish hands, although it becomes apparent Franco will never let go of Ceuta and Melilla, both seen as integral Spanish territory. Perhaps inspired by the promise of heavy American subsidies, in Spanish Sahara 1 unit of the Spanish Legion is deployed to enforce order in remote villages while the Sahrawi nationalist leader and Quranic teacher Muhammad Bassiri is allowed to return home from exile, to begin negotiations with his Movement for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Wadi el Dhahab for a proposed E1969 date of independence. Distinctly concerning, however, are Moroccan irredentist claims to the region, which now circulate wildly in the Royalist newspapers throughout Rabat and Casablanca. Was the American push for decolonization a misjudgement, set to cause another long-lasting colonial war?
  • Unexpectedly for the Spanish Fascists, their swift move towards decolonization in Africa provokes a new movement to rise up. From their Algerian place of exile, the Canary Islands Independence Movement - established 1964 - declare the formation of the Guanche Armed Forces, with the goal of joining the Equatoguineans and Sahrawis as free and proud Africans. Their capabilities and numbers, if any at all, remain unknown. On their Algiers-based radio station, Canarian separatist leader Antonio Cubillo calls for the Organization of African Unity to recognize his people's cause as legitimate.
  • A "Museum of the Revolution" is established in Algeria, as the final French forces evacuates the base at Mers-el-Kébir Base. Not long afterwards Chairman Houari Boumediene of Revolutionary Council of Algeria commences the nationalization of all foreign companies marketing petroleum and natural gas, in addition to 27 French companies in the mechanical, electrical, building-materials and fertilizer industries. The progressive, nationalist regime seems to be stabilizing itself, but narrowly so - it was only a few months ago that a military putsch was averted, and in April 1968 Chairman Boumediene himself survives an assassination attempt by the Democratic Movement for Algerian Renewal. Its leader, Krim Belkacem, is sentenced to death in absentia. Algerian opposition forces in exile gnash their teeth. The Chairman, on his part, prepares for a planned L1968 visit to the USSR.
  • Algeria, Mali and Mauritania recommence diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, after they had previously been cut due to the Six-Day War.
  • A long overdue treaty between the Soviet Union and the Republic of Mali is finalized on January 10th, formalizing the exchange of Soviet metals and machinery in return for Malian agricultural products. So far, it does little to resolve the economic issues caused by the Malian Franc being devalued in 1967.
  • Mali's non-aligned, socialist leadership has become increasingly unstable and faced with accusations of Soviet dominance since Modibo Keïta - under pressure from his radical supporters - suspended the constitution last year and created the National Committee for the Defense of the Revolution. A Mao-inspired Cultural Revolution of sorts is now taking place, with the People's Militia ravaging opponents. The veteran politician Barema Bocoum (former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Interior) sees his ongoing purge finished, stripping him of his remaining offices on orders of the "Supreme Guide of the Revolution", Keïta, and the National Assembly is dissolved. The populace dislikes these dictatorial policies, but remains largely dormant.
  • Having been previously prepared for deployment in 1967, a flurry of Red Chinese medical teams arrive across the African continent. They come from Zhejiang to Mali, from Shandong to Tanzania, from Heilongjiang to Mauritania and from Beijing to Guinea. This follows a 1967 mission from Tianjin to Congo-Brazzaville, in addition to previous ones.
  • After running entirely unopposed in a February general election (94.6% turnout, 100% for the regime!) France's no. 1 African strongman Léopold Sédar Senghor faces one of his toughest challenges in a long time. Inspired by the events in France, the Association of Senegalese Students and the Dakar Association of Students in the nation's capital call for an indefinite strike and a boycott of examinations. In the street fighting that follows, one student is killed and over 900 were arrested, with Dakar's campuses closed down and foreign students expelled. As Senegalese paratroopers occupy the university, things spiral out of control when workers declaring a general strike also riot in solidarity with the students. 800 workers and no less than 2 500 students are now apprehended after intense fighting, and only after French troops and the French air force is called in to quell the rising. A speech by Senghor via radio, accusing foreign enemies of undermining the country, fails to convince anyone, and violent protests continue into late June.
  • Meanwhile, the worst thing happening to the poor little Gambia just next door is romantic infighting. After their 1967 divorce, Prime Minister Augusta Jawara converts back to his mother religion Islam... while his Anglican ex-wife (and President of the Gambia Women's Federation) Augusta Jawara - under a thinly veiled pen name - publishes Rebellion, the first avowedly feminist, pro-girl child book in the country's literary history. The marital chill can be felt all the way upriver into Senegal.
  • A new colonial governor, António de Spínola, is deployed by the Portuguese to Guinea-Bissau. Just prior to his arrival, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde launches an assault on an airport just ten kilometres away from Bissau itself. On Rádio Libertaçào (established in Guinea's Conakry, L1967), Amílcar Cabral declares that his PAIGC forces will not, not ever, join an unilateral ceasefire as proposed internationally when the Portuguese colonialists maintain their own brutal war. Inspired by Comrade Cabral, seen by many as one of the foremost African revolutionary thinkers alive, and influenced by the USSR's and the OAU's statements, virtually all anti-Portuguese and anti-Apartheid forces --- in Mozambique, Angola, South Africa, Rhodesia, and so on --- on the African continent declare that their resistance will be unending, until Portugal withdraws and Apartheid regimes dismantle.
  • On New Year's Day, January 1st, general elections are held in Guinea to elect a President and National Assembly. Somewhat predictably, the sole candidate and the sole legal party - Ahmed Sékou Touré and the Democratic Party of Guinea – African Democratic Rally, respectively - win. Progressive reforms continue, with tribal "coming of age" ceremonies increasingly outlawed on humanitarian grounds. Meanwhile, more quietly, the exiled Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah - now the honorary Co-President of Guinea, believe it or not - founds the All-African People's Revolutionary Party in Conakry. It seeks the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism. He also publishes the Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare.
  • A joint team of Guinean and Polish archaeologists continue their excavations of Niani, an ancient capital of the Mali Empire, previously carried out in 1965.
  • Dramatic events unfold in Sierra Leone, where last year the veteran trade unionist Siaka Stevens was overthrown in a military coup d'etat only moments after his All People's Congress narrowly won the first proper elections in the country. A staunchly democratic officer by the name of John Amadu Bangura is revealed to have formed the Anti-Corruption Revolutionary Movement together with non-commissioned officers, and in Bangura leads the "Sergeants' Coup". The putschists, fully dedicated to their ideals, quickly overthrow Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith and his National Reformation Council. Siaka Stevens is put back in as Prime Minister, in accordance with the 1967 election results. It remains to be seen how Stevens, who campaigned on anti-tribalist, Africanist and above all Socialist ideals, with heavy support from the trade unions, will handle his newly returned power. Bangura, after successfully defending democracy, is appointed head of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces.
  • The long-time Liberian politician H. Boima Fahnbulleh Sr. is convicted of treason. According to the prosecution, he had been plotting since 1956; a major portion of the prosecution's case consisted of alleging that Fahnbulleh had criticised the Liberian government in front of other countries' ambassadors while he was serving as the Liberian ambassador to Kenya.
  • As in Senegal and France, student protests erupt at the National University of Côte d'Ivoire. President Félix Houphouët-Boigny clamps down on them, and rumours spread that it is the Soviet Union that's behind it all.
  • The deposed dictator of Upper Volta, Maurice Yaméogo, looms across the country during the first half of the year. In January the captive ex-President makes a second failed attempt at suicide by drinking a strong dose of Nivaquine. Soon after, the banker, lawyer and son of a politician Leonce Koné is sentenced for allegedly trying to overthrow General Sangoulé Lamizana's military regime and return Yaméogo to power. In June, former First Lady Félicité Yaméogo is given a suspended sentence for plotting against the government. All this follows a failed L1967 attempt by his son, Hermann Yaméogo, to rescue him, and a boycott on the Lamizana regime by President Charles de Gaulle in order to obtain Yaméogo's release.
  • General Sangoulé Lamizana on his part receives General Joseph Ankrah of Ghana in the capital of Ouagadougou, and makes a visit of his own to the Liberian capital of Monrovia, to attend a West African economic summit. The result of the summit is the formation of a rather moderate "West African Regional Group".
  • With the old socialist regime long gone, in May, General Ankrah of Ghana announces plans for the transition back to parliamentary rule to take place on September 30 1969. The failed coup attempt last year, "Operation Guitar Boy", which resulted in the assassination of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka, Ghana's Chief of the Defence Staff, likely played a role in convincing the junta that it's time to move forward.
  • With General Christophe Soglo having been overthrown in the very last days of 1967 by a group of young officers, the new President Alphonse Alley attempts to oversee a gradual transition, with a timetable published an a constitutional committee formed in January. The constitution ends up giving much executive power to him and his military-only transitional government, the Comite Militaire Revolutionaire. Suspiciously high turnout is reported in a March constitutional referendum, which turns the government to a presidential system, scrapping term limits for the president, and institutes a unicameral parliament. Two months later, in May, presidential elections are held, to much controversy. Chaos erupts when Alley (rapidly outclassed in the military regime by his rival Kouandété) disqualifies all old regime figures from running, which causes no less than three ex-presidents to join the fray and launch protests. Jesus Christ.
  • An obscure candidate, Basile Adjou Moumouni, wins the election with 80% of the vote, but the result is declared void because the protests prevented nearly three-quarters of the electorate from voting. Cue more protests, and more crackdowns, with the former presidents thrown out of the country. In an attempt to reconcile the country, the military appoints the anti-militarist politician Émile Derlin Zinsou as President, a position he'll only accept in return for a L1968 referendum on his position. Meanwhile, in Paris, the three ex-presidents -- Maga, Apithy, and Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin -- unify in establishing the National Front for the Struggle of Dahomey.
  • As summer comes, across the Sahel region - Upper Volta, Niger, Mali, and so on - reports of serious drought come in. Many fear that this time, it'll last longer than usual. Oh boy.
  • The Nigerian Civil War rages on. Tragically, it receives little attention from the outside world, the eyes of which are on the Southern Cone. After a Nigerian offensive from April to June begins to close the ring around the Biafrans, with further advances on the two northern fronts and the capture of Port Harcourt on May 19th, the war enters a stalemate, as the Nigerian blockade slowly starves out the Republic of Biafra. Nigeria does, however, find itself at a surprising disadvantage, as none of its allies - Britain, the USA, the USSR, Israel - send any military aid. On the Biafran side, the Swedish Count Carl Gustaf von Rosen runs several air missions to deliver aid. A minor humanitarian campaign begins in Britain, with charities like Oxfam and the Save the Children Fund getting involved. Meanwhile, the French-aligned states of Gabon and Ivory Coast recognize Biafra, and France provides extensive amounts of humanitarian aid. Militarily, Nigeria alleges that both Portugal and France are providing extensive military aid to Biafra, but can't prove these allegations. The French media counters by spreading news of extensive human rights abuses against the Igbos of Biafra by the military regime.
  • Adding pressure to Nigeria's government, a peasant reovlt, the "Egbe Agbekoya Revolt", breaks out among the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. Peasants shout Oke mefa laosan! Oke mefa laosan! (“We are only paying 30 shillings!”) in response to heavy taxation as they march through village after village. Mayhem breaks out when the peasant rebels ransack the offices of regional officials, and the government deploys troops to quell the uprising and arrest some leaders. The peasants respond with violent attacks on government structures, killing some officials.
  • Constant low-level warfare takes place across Chad. After FROLINAT kill a Spanish veterinary and a French doctor in a roadside ambush, taking a French nurse hostage, the denunciation of this act by the FROLINAT founder Ibrahim Abatcha is not enough to stop the Chadian army from tracking him down and killing him. Internal rifts grow and grow after their commander is slain. A battle for succession ensues, in which two candidates are assassinated and a third is forced to escape to Sudan. The civil war doesn't pause, though - in March, a lieutenant of Abatcha's, Mohammed Taher, instigates a mutiny by the Daza Toubou of the Nomad and National Guard (GNN) of Aozou, who join FROLINAT, bringing the war further north.
  • Parliamentary elections are held in Sudan, which at the moment is - believe it or not - a fragile liberal democracy. The Democratic Unionist Party wins with 40.8%, its main competitors being the Umma Party-Sadiq (21.2%) and the Umma Party-Imam (18.1%), plus dozens of minor left-wing, islamic, and tribalist parties. The leading parties form a coalition government. The Umma Party was divided due to internal clashes resulting in a split. Now, the new government makes plans for a new constitution.
  • In Tunisia, militant student unrest precedes the later although similar May Revolt, as witnessed by an obscure lecturer at the University of Tunis, Michel Foucault. Student strikes, suspended courses and police arrests mark the period March to June. Especially notable is, in March, a big general strike by the students. The police respond by raiding the university. Further riots take place, with attacks on the British and American embassies, when the US Secretary of State Hubert Humphrey makes a brief diplomatic visit to Tunis. In response the country's dictator levies a tax on every household in Tunis to pay for the damages.
  • In one of his frequent cabinet reshuffles, General Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic - bolstered by a L1967 trip to Paris, and the subsequent deployment of 80 French paratroopers to Bangui to protect him - deposes his old co-conspirator Alexandre Banza from several (but not all) of his ministerial posts. Banza and Bokassa have been feuding for the past two years, initially over budget concerns and mutual fear of the other's pure, unbridled ambition.
  • One minister not yet out of favour is Jean-Arthur Bandio (a member of David Dacko's old government, and later Bokassa's Revolutionary Council), the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who together with Alphonse Botalo (Director of the Asian and African Affairs Department) and Francois Beyele (Director of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Rural Development) go on a seven-day trip to Taipei. With David Dacko having previously opened up relations with the People's Republic of China, his cousin and successor General Bokassa has now decided that the CAR will recognize the Republic of China once more. Bandio and the KMT foreign minister signs an agricultural and technical cooperation agreement, under which the Taiwa-, hm, Chinese government, agrees to send an agricultural development team to the CAR.
  • Raoul Joseph Abatchou, a prominent David Dacko loyalist, member of the Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa, and one of few to resist the Saint-Sylvestre coup d'etat of 1965, is found dead in his cell at Ngaragba, where he has been chained and tortured by General Bokassa's men for years. Yikes.
  • In March 1968, President Omar Bongo decrees Gabon to be a single-party state, changing the name of the Gabonese Independence Party to the Gabonese Democratic Party. Hm.
  • President Alphonse Massamba-Débat of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) finds himself increasingly beleaguered, in a world at war. The radical politician's work to transform the Congo into a country ran according to the principles of scientific socialism has included the formation of the National Movement of the Revolution as the sole legal party, the transformation of the Congolese Armed Forces into the National People's Army, and launched a campaign of nationalizations. Now, he - who has aligned himself with the USSR and Red China over the old colonial masters - is more vulnerable than ever. Already back in 1966 he only survived a coup d'etat due to the intervention of Cuban soldiers deployed to protect him. Today, it's not the right-wing plotters or Latino alien-lovers he fears, but the creeping threat of internal left-wing enemies, seeking to out-radicalize him.
  • On the other side of the Zaire River, in mighty Kinshasa, Joseph-Désiré Mobutu - who has spent the last year quashing most of the remaining threats to his authority, and recently been elected Chairman of the Organization of African Unity - proves himself more resourceful than, perhaps, most would've thought of the military strongman.
  • President Mobutu, in his position as Chairman of the Organization of African Unity, takes to the world stage (wearing a leopard print hat), calling for an immediate, emergency summit of the OAU, to discuss "the UFO issue". Finding an ally in Diallo Telli, Secretary-General of the OAU, and with the Soviet and French governments seemingly giving their implicit approval to the warring Casablanca and Monrovia Blocs to attend the summit, it proves a success. From across all of Free Africa, nations send their representatives, from low-level diplomats in the case of the less enthusiastic to Foreign Ministers and even Heads of States from some. Controversially, the Republic of Guinea sends its Co-President Kwame Nkrumah to the summit, almost causing the Ghanaian delegation to walk out in disgust before President Mobutu calms them down. Fortunately, Nkrumah remains unusually quiet for the duration of the summit, allowing "his dear Comrade Mobutu" --- there's a first for everything, it seems --- to speak on his own. His opening speech, short but sweet, is soon translated and printed by most pan-Africanist factions in Africa, regardless of political stripe.
  • Once in full bloom, the agenda of the Kinshasa Summit is set: Discussion topics include intracontinental transport infrastructure, UNSC and UNGA proposals for ceasefire, African Ufological Studies, and observation and response to any future UFOs in Africa. Mobutu's introductory speech proves a great motivator to streamline opinions, even in a fractured continent, as the division currently grasping Latin America stands as a warning to all. Most prominently, perhaps, discussions regarding the possibility of OAU-organized peacekeeping forces go on for days, but reach no true conclusion. However, while there is much resistance, especially from countries such as Nigeria that has ongoing military conflicts, many do display interest in establishing such a peacekeeping force in preparation of an Alien invasion. The core message of the Summit goes somewhat better: On Mobutu's suggestion, the OAU: "tentatively and temporarily calls for a ceasefire across the continent, from the liberation wars in the south, to the civil wars further north. But, this is contingent on anti-apartheid forces being unmolested and unattacked; and on all parties in civil conflicts accepting the ceasefire; and said ceasefire being monitored by Africans." Naturally, again, states like Nigeria abstain from voting on this issue, and little comes out of it due to the firm rejection of any ceasefire by the Portuguese, South Africans, and Rhodesian. Nonetheless, it proves an excellent propaganda prop across Africa and within the Congo itself, where the role of Mobutu and the Popular Movement of the Revolution as peacekeeper becomes a key focus in the state-sponsored media.
  • Strikingly, though, the Summit does - despite the significant reluctance of the Nigerian government - cause a brief lull in the fighting in Biafra, as the Nigerian military leadership quietly request OAU assistance in negotiating a peace agreement. Perhaps they too have noticed the fate of the military regimes in Argentina and Bolivia. This must be seen as a minor success.
  • One result of the now world-famous Kinshasa Summit is the formation of an autonomous specialised agency working under the auspices of the OAU, alongside agencies such as the Union of African National Television and Radio Organizations, namely the Pan-African Committee on Xenology, UFOlogy and Spaceflight (PACXUS), an underfunded and initially entirely symbolic organ. Headquartered in, predictably, Kinshasa, it - despite having an extremely small budget, if any, to begin with - sees the arrival of several prominent African scientists, madmen and scientific madmen, who volunteer to do their service to the continent. The astrophysicist Dr. Samuel Ejikeme Okoye arrives from Nigeria, while the Zambians deploy their foremost proponent of spaceflight, the enthusiastic ex-resistance fighter and military veteran Edward Makuka Nkoloso, founder of the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy and the extraordinarily creative man behind the nascent, DIY Zambian space programme. A young, promising Ethiopian mechanical engineer by the name of Kitaw Ejigu likewise joins among others, likely seeking to escape the violent student protests gripping the Empire.
  • One failure marks Mobutu's flurry of diplomacy, however. With none of the expected Red Chinese diplomatic pressure coming in, the proposed talks with the People's Revolutionary Party fall through entirely. In fact, Commandant Laurent-Désiré Kabila, judged by his one-time comrade Che Guevara himself as being the only Congolese revolutionary with "genuine qualities of a mass leader" (but also as lacking "revolutionary seriousness"), doesn't even show up. Mobutu's offer of amnesties go ignored, as does his calls for adherence to the global ceasefire. Kabila's Maoist microstate (described variously as a maquis, a zone libérée or a commune populaire) at Hewa Bora near Lake Tanganyika, supported by sympathizers among the local Bembe people, remains at large, deep in the forested mountains.
  • A significant infrastructure project is undertaken along key railway lines and the River Zaire, with President Mobutu declaring that the planned improvement of communications with other African nations - in particular, repairing the line between Kalemie and Niemba, connecting the Great Lakes with the the main Zaire River system, as well as the Zambian line - being of the utmost importance. Shockingly, Mobutu doesn't pocket all of the allocated funds for himself. Maybe his kleptocrat days are over? That cannot be said for most lower-level officials, who - to the announce of the primarily Belgian engineers working on the project - do pocket a significant amount of the invested funds. Despite this, with labour being cheap and the nation somewhat more stable than in the past, progress is well under way. The port and rail facilities are expected to be completed, given corruption-induced delays, around E1971, by which time they will greatly benefit Congolese foreign trade.
  • Somewhat more successfully, President Mobutu also strikes a blow against the threat of famine, as he shifts the Ministry of Agriculture's focus away from the production of cash crops, and offers significant subsidies to farmers who switch over from cash crop production to the growing of food crops. This mirrors recent Peruvian initiatives in part, and is reminiscent of WW2-era efforts to ensure domestic food security in wartime. While only in its initial stages, many interested farmers sign up for the programme in the rural region around Kinshasa, although it goes largely ignored elsewhere. Around Kinshasa though, the project is expected to have beneficial results to food security already by the harvests of L1968. The Agricultural Ministries of several neighbouring countries, in the wake of Mobutu's OAU initiatives, express an interest in observing the programme.
  • The military N'Dolo Airport and the civilian N'djili Airport, both in Kinshasa, are expanded, refurbished and increasingly militarized, with the runways repaved and much of the Belgian colonial-era equipment replaced. The heavily limited and underfunded Force Aérienne Congolaise (FAC), consisting of less than twenty combat aircraft (predominantly the T-6 Texan) and some civilian aircrafts receives reinforcements from a newly founded, autonomous parachute brigade of two regiments (each of three battalions). Although the local forces themselves are not necessarily ready to play the role of a vanguard against the Alien threat, the facilities will be useful in the training of future Congolese (and possibly OAU) forces, and would be vital for any forces operating out of Central Africa against an enemy incursion.
  • The Republic of Uganda, inspired by African Socialism and led by the divisive and increasingly dictatorial President Milton Obote, begins the "Move to the Left" after a June 1968 party conference reaches a number of agreements. For now the country is stable, after Obote exiled his principal antagonist, the King of the Buganda, and issued a new constitution in 1967.
  • President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, who already suffered a mild stroke and a heart attack in 1966, is rumoured to suffer a second stroke in May. Tellingly, he soon after publishes his autobiography, Suffering Without Bitterness.
  • Indian and Pakistani residents of Kenya continue to flee the country, in a significant exodus to the United Kingdom. With immigration laws in Kenya increasingly draconian, it becomes harder and harder to stay, and street discrimination is rampant. Kenyan Asians are now arriving at about a thousand per month in the UK.
  • Kenya and Somalia, after years of silence, resume diplomatic relations. Plans are made for a L1968 state visit by the Somali president to Kenya. This follows an OAU-brokered treaty, overseen by Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • At a March campus benefit show in Addis Ababa, where some American and Ethiopian upper-class women display clothes seen by the radical (but socially conservative) Ethiopian student movement as the epitome of Western decadence (miniskirts!), things become violent. Aristocratic women, the wives of foreign ambassadors and even the models are dragged out of their cars and beaten. The imperial government's response is to shut down schools and expel students, which prompts extraordinarily violent clashes across schools and universities in Ethiopia, as students and riot police fight. Even primary school kids join in, providing rocks for the older students to throw. Between March and April, with the university in the capital shut down, at least 500 students are arrested, and most secondary schools are closed down. Deaths take place. The radical movement starts expanding into the provinces, where unrest grows. Especially the students continue to be a loud voice, criticising new educational fees and corruption in the school system. They also demand a minimum wage for the workers, and that money spent on lavish embassies abroad be cut back. It all stinks of Red Guard behaviour, some ambassadors comment.
  • As for Emperor Haile Selassie himself, the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the King of Kings of Ethiopia and the Elect of God... He is nowhere to be seen, having retreated deep into his palatial compound in Addis Ababa. For a man such as him, who so flamboyantly has promoted multilateralism and collective security across the world during over three decades, who sustained the invasion and annexation of his homeland, the loss of Argentina and Bolivia to an unknown and nonhuman invader must be a serious blow. Perhaps. The Rastafarians at the Shashamane settlement, who worship the Emperor as the Messiah, are noted by locals to be unusually quiet.
  • Relations between Rwanda and the Congo remain cold and closed off, as no negotiations have so far taken place on the issue of the 119 mainly Belgian and French mercenaries that last year attacked Mobutu's forces, and are now housed in Rwanda. The country's erratic dictator, Grégoire Kayibanda, seems unconcerned. Newspapers in Kinshasa continue to criticise the Rwandans for giving sanctuary to the rebels, with many implying Rwanda is still under neo-colonial rule by Belgium.
  • The young Burundian dictator, Michel Micombero, whose regime combines ideas from the socialist ideology of Tanzania with other doctrines from Joseph-Désiré Mobutu's regime in the Congo, solidifies control over the country. The country begins to see an economic downturn, at the same time as his inner circle - relatives, coregionalists, close associates - gain increased power. Mass arrests are made against Monarchists and Hutu opponents.
  • The African Socialist leader of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, delivers several inflammatory speeches in Dar es-Salaam. Unusually militant een for Nyerere, he condemns the Alien invasions across Latin America as just another form of imperialism, and calls for the African nations to resist the lure of Alien-given power, and to instead focus on building their own communities. Controversially, Nyerere becomes the first and so far only African national leader to join the Chinese-led Revolutionary International Front of the Masses, sending a delegation to attend meetings in Beijing.
  • The Zambian economy is radically restructured, with the April declaration of the "Mulungushi Reforms". President Kaunda declares his intention to acquire an equity holding in a number of key foreign-owned firms. This precedes plans for general elections in December, which many fear will bring violence to a divided country that has been moving closer and closer to "African Socialism".
  • The Zambian Air Force is founded, replacing the Zambia Air Wing (which, in turn, succeeded the Northern Rhodesian Air wing). It remains quite hopelessly under-equipped compared to its regional rivals.
  • Malawi's erratic dictator makes a good call for once, and sends a goodwill mission to Zambia,led by the Minister of Transport. That good decision is soon outweighed by the arrival of a South African military attaché, the announcement that South Africa will finance a new railway line to Mozambique, and the sentencing to death of five men for the alleged murder of a former member of the ruling Malawi Congress Party. Another eight are sentenced to death in June for an alleged 1967 revolt.
  • Echoing the rebels of Guinea-Bissau, the liberation movements of Angola, Mozambique, Rhodesia and South Africa refuse unilateral ceasefires in the face of Portuguese, South African and Rhodesian oppression. In Portuguese West Africa the People's Army for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is significantly bolstered by Soviet military aid, which is uncovered but not stopped. A young fighter of the MPLA, known by the nom de guerre "Hoji-ya-Henda", becomes a martyr during a raid on the headquarters of the colonial army at Karipande in Moxico. Rumour has it that Jonas Savimbi, the quasi-Maoist resistance fighter and leader of UNITA, has secretly returned from his brief exile, having sneaked past his Zambian enemies with aid from the South West African Peoples Organization (SWAPO). The Portuguese on their part are reinforced by the arrival of Alouette III helicopters, with crews, provided by the South African Defence Forces, operating out of Cuito Cuanavale. Across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, President Mobutu provides humanitarian aid to the FNLA forces based out of the Katangan region, providing their civilian refugees with shelter and supplies, which conveniently allows a lot of their wounded fighters to recuperate as well. The Congolese call for an immediate ceasefire by both sides.
  • In Portuguese East Africa, i.e. Mozambique, the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) recovers from some internal fractures thanks to a nice, sweet dose of Soviet aid. They strike a few minor blows against the Portuguese colonial army, although little changes on the battlefield.
  • The anti-Apartheid front advances. In Rhodesia, the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army appears to be strengthened, and raids several outlying military camps, where they manage to steal supplies - and burn what is left behind. Further south, in South Africa, their allies in the Spear of the Nation are likewise rejuvenated, bombing two separate military compounds in one day. Meanwhile, the "Poqo" group is replaced by the Azanian People's Liberation Army as the military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress. They attempt to move members into South Africa via Botswana and Mozambique, which fails. Events like this prompts the Apartheid government to crack down hard. The Liberal Party of South Africa is disbanded under a new "Prohibition of Improper Interference Act", which prohibits parties from having multiracial membership, and Dorothy Nyembe is arrested for the second time and charged under the Suppression of Communism Act.
  • The South African surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the second successful human heart transplant on Philip Blaiberg. If he'll live is unsure. This follow the first successful such in December 1967, on Louis Washkansky, who died after less than two weeks. Soon after, Dr. Barnard goes on a trip to Rome, where he meets with Pope Paul VI and is seen together with the Italian film star and sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida.
  • From a South African port, what appears to be something as unusual as a Rhodesian trade mission takes off into the Atlantic. Its destination is unknown. It is a strange occurrence, given the country's lack of trading partners.

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  • While out on a mission in the Atlantic, likely stalking a Soviet hunter-killer submarine group, the USS Scorpion vanishes without a trace. Along with her disappears the 99 men aboard. The last known location was around 400 miles southwest of the Portuguese Azores. To go along with it, a French submarine - the Minerve - disappears in the Mediterranean, with 52 men on board, as does the Israeli submarine Dakar with 69 people on board. The insanity doesn’t stop there either, as the USSR soon report the disappearance of the K-129 with a crew of 83 (and carrying a 1 megaton warhead, among several other missiles) somewhere in the Pacific. The naval heads of Europe and America are confused, and many fear Alien involvement.
  • Predictably, this whole Alien thing comes to dominate the first half of the year in British politics, with Labour’s entire economic programme passing mostly everyone by. The severe pressure put on the British pound due to international economic troubles puts the British government between a rock and a hard place though, and his public drunkenness and subsequent conflict within the cabinet causes the First Secretary of State, George Brown, to resign. The British MP Enoch Powell is dismissed from the Conservative Shadow Cabinet for making his “River of Blood Speech”, denouncing immigration. Abortion is legalized! And to top it all off, minor strikes and political protests take place across the country. None of this seems to matter, though. The intense slump in Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government's popularity in the early months of the year simply stops eventually. The reason is simple: Complete and utter confusion. The fact of the matter is that with all the events in the Falklands and Argentina - the HMS Endurance and its groundbreaking news, the British missile into Argentine waters (a true act of idiocy, or a strike of genius by a brave leader? No one can decide), British aid to the Bolivians, and now this whole mess with the governance of the Falkland Islands… The British populace is divided, and just can’t decide if Prime Minister Wilson is a madman or a visionary leader.
  • The confusion is not resolved when in early summer, Prime Minister Wilson once again shocks the nation by in one fell swoop paying off almost half the country’s national debts, and hugely speeding up the grand Black Arrow satellite carrier rocket project, the first launch of which is set to take place in L1968. The British populace is at a loss for words.
  • Minor protests and strikes take place across Northern Ireland, especially in response to housing discrimination, but no significant violence of any note. The British government sends envoys to Belfast, and invites Irish leaders for a conference with Prime Minister Wilson and the Queen - scheduled for L1968 - on the issue of civil rights reforms. Surprisingly reasonable.
  • The Aer Lingus Flight 712 en route from Cork to London crashes into the sea off Tuskar Rock, County Wexford, killing all 61 passenges andcrew. Although air crashes are common this year, the odd thing is the apparent lack of a clear reason for the aircraft's failure, and some begin to speculate it was downed either by Aliens or a British experimental missile.
  • New chapters of the Aetherius Society are founded worldwide, spreading from its United Kingdom stronghold. Led by George King, a spiritual leader who since 1955 has preached to the masses, they believe in the coming of a messianic figure who will descend upon Earth in a Flying Saucer, possessing 'magic' more powerful than all the world's armies. Sound familiar? Notably, a vague communique allegedly written by "His Eminence Sir George King, O.S.P., Ph.D., Th.D., D.D., Metropolitan Archbishop of the Aetherius Churches" is found by British Police. It espouses a militant opposition to the Fourth International Posadist, which it describes as a branch of the "Silence Group", intended to keep the truth from the masses.
  • Literally no one notices that the 1968 Winter Olympics, taking place in France's Grenoble, come and go in February.
  • In the immediate aftermath of the Alien invasion and Posadist revolution, a war of words breaks out between the American President Johnson and the French President de Gaulle. President Johnson goes as far as to very unsubtly inform many allies in NATO that Charles de Gaulle is a "foolish old man acting on antiquated logic", and that the American push for a new world or--- a global ceasefire is something he is committed to, despite diplomatic resistance from France. President de Gaulle replies with an expletive, and is seen holding talks with several noted officials in the Non-Aligned Movement, prompting concern in NATO. Meanwhile, the French Communists and French Socialists form an electoral alliance. In their “February Declaration”, they agree to attempt to form a joint government to replace President de Gaulle and his Gaullist Party. A few months later, radical students and left-wing activists occupy some offices of the University of Nanterre, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead France to the brink of revolution in May.
  • As a part of a worldwide stress reaction to the Alien invasion, to First Contact, to the Posadist revolution, to war, to imperialism, to dictatorship, to racism, to sexism, to injustice, to death itself, to all the ills and terrors afflicting the little rock floating the void of space, the May Revolt breaks out in France. It begins with student protesters at the Sorbonne University reacting against closures and threatened expulsions. After that, it’s all a bit of a haze really, as the capital of the proud French Republic descends into mayhem and bloodshed, for a few beautiful, brief weeks. Police brutality, barricaded streets, agents provocateurs, Molotov cocktails, general strikes by the unions, million man marches across Paris.... From this blossoms attempts at socialism right in the heart of capitalism, as the Sorbonne is declared an autonomous people’s university, and factory after factory is occupied by its workers. Hundreds of popular action committees are formed. Across the world, radicals grow inspired, and join in similar protests. Youthful innocence, a passionate call for justice in the Spring of 1968. Soon, Flying Saucers appear scrawled on the walls as graffiti, and dark red banners are hoisted across the city. The rallying cry Avec Che au ciel! joins that of Sous les pavés, la plage! and Soyez réalistes, demandez l'impossible, among many others.
  • By the end of June, almost all of Paris’ urban areas are occupied by the revolutionaries, and de Gaulle has dissolved the National Assembly and declared a state of emergency. Initial violence was avoided by the President’s hasty escape from the city to an unknown location, and the Chief of Police’s reluctance to use violence against civilian protesters. From Paris, now surrounded by tanks and provincial troops, a declaration is sent out to the world. It is long and full of nearly incomprehensible left-wing expressions and quoteables, and few really understand it although many claim to. It is very clearly signed, however --- by the Parisian Heavenly Republic. It demands that all troops besieging Paris put down their weapons and return to their homes, lest they face the consequences. The world, as July begins, is left scratching its collective head. It seems the Posadist Revolution has reached Europe.
  • Protests break out in Madrid and several other urban centres in Spain, for a wide number of reasons. Workers and students join together at the University of Madrid to protest the heavy-handed involvement of police in demonstrations against the dictator Francisco Franco's regime, demanding democracy, trade unions and worker rights, and education reform. In April, Spanish students launch protests against the decision of the Franco regime to sanction a Catholic mass for Adolf Hitler. At the beginning of spring the University of Madrid is closed for thirty-eight days due to student demonstrations, all inspired by the events in Paris. In the Basque Country, the ETA kill someone for the very first time, when a Guardia Civil member is shot down trying to halt an ETA member during a road check. The ETA fighter is killed as well. All in all, in combination with the immediate decolonization due to American subsidies, stability drops.
  • Dignitaries from numerous anti-communist regime across the world rally in Madrid, meeting with President Juan Perón and his Provisional Salvation Government of Argentina (of which his wife, Isabel Martínez de Perón, is made Vice President), which now has the recognition of most world powers. Plans for demanding the Argentine seat in the United Nations, currently empty, are reportedly made. Interestingly, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is noted to have invited both Generalissimo Franco and President Perón to his Kingdom for a visit, which both men agree to, planning to come in L1968. Meanwhile, recruitment of the Argentine Legion is soaring due to events in the Falklands and Antarctica, as well as Chile and Bolivia, and 1 unit of paramilitary volunteers stand ready, being equipped in Peronist compounds across Madrid, provided by Franco for just a small fee. They are eager to face death against the invaders, who would rob them of their fatherland. ¡Viva Perón! ¡Viva Argentina! ¡Viva la Tierra!
  • Los Palomos (The Doves), an anonymous group of Gibraltarian lawyers, publish a public letter calling for a political settlement with the Spanish government. Their proposed measures, published in the Gibraltar Chronicle, include the recognition of the Gibraltarians as the legitimate inhabitants of Gibraltar, the writing of a constitution giving a complete and total autonomy to Gibraltar, and the raising of Gibraltarian and Spanish flags alongside the Union Jack. The Doves, whose identities are soon revealed, are alleged to have met with the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Fernando Castiella. The other Gibraltarian barbarians react by rioting, with over 1,000 white, British savages attacking the Doves' homes. Rioting only ends when the Governor deploys military troops to reinforce the Gibraltar Police, who have lost complete control. 22 police officers are injured.
  • Paris-inspired protests break out in, shock and horror, Italy as well. All universities in the country, except the lame one at Bocconi, are occupied by radical students during the month of May. Also in may, a hundred artists occupy the Palazzo della Triennale as some sort of art installation. Very Italian, really. At the Battle of Valle Giulia, militant students - both left-wing and right-wing, side by side - clash with the police in Rome. Leading the attack are the neo-fascists of the National Vanguard Youth, which is kind of messed up. 148 policemen are injured, as are 478 students, hundreds are arrested, 8 police cars are destroyed and 5 handguns are stolen. Just like other protests across Europe, a core reason for the intensitivity of the violence is judged by many analysts as being a reaction to the incredible, world-changing events of the last few months.
  • Despite protests, general elections are held in Italy. The Christian Democrats win a plurality, at 38%, but face strong opposition by the Communist Party that moves from 25% in 1963 to 30% now, together with its PSIUP allies. The Socialist Party and their allies gain about 15%, a significant loss. The Christian Democrats, now without heir center-left allies, remain in government.
  • A devastating Sicilian earthquake, the Terremoto del Belice, kills possibly up to 400 people, injured around 1,000, and leaves 100,000 homeless. Relief efforts are slow, and tent cities form.
  • Long live the Republic of Rose Island! On a man-made platform in the Adriatic Sea, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) off the coast of the province of Rimini in Italy, an Italian engineer by the name of Giorgi Rosa declares independence. His Republic, which has Esperanto as the official language, and publishes stamps, has a restaurant, bar, nightclub, souvenir shop and a post office, plus possibly a radio station. The Italian government has yet to take action, perhaps due to a general fearfulness of sudden new happenings, but theories regarding why the Republic of Rose Island exists spread across the country. Most people view it as an attempt at tax fraud and tourist incomes, whereas the neo-fascists of the Italian Social Movement decries it as a plot against NATO, under which Soviet nuclear submarines will get a new Adriatic Sea base, and some left-wing parliamentarians alleging it is in fact a right-wing attempt to destabilize a sensitive region, in regards to Albania and Yugoslavia. President Rosa has yet to comment.
  • A conference in Carrara results in the merging of three anarchist federations from France, Italy and Spain, as well as a Bulgarian one in French exile, into the "International of Anarchist Federations". It sets out to rejuvenate the now-slumbering anarchist movement, in this chaotic year of 1968.
  • Not long after a congress of the Sammarinese Communist Party, the Communist Party (Marxist–Leninist) of San Marino is formed by the old SCP splinter, the Marxist-Leninist Movement of San Marino, embracing the theories of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought. With an estimated almost 6% of the entire country’s population being registered members of the SCP, it’s not an insignificant event, especially ahead of the L1969 general elections. Will Maoism triumph in the world’s cutest little republic?
  • Monegasque general elections are held, unsurprisingly resulting in a devastating victory for the National and Democratic Union, which wins all 18 seats in the National Council.
  • Belgian general elections are gripped by a deep cultural split and a linguistic crisis, with numerous parties fracturing into Flemish-speaking and French-speaking factions, and new little nationalistic parties being formed alongside them. The elections have few major impacts on the rest of Europe, though.
  • League of Marxist-Leninists in the Netherlands is formed by the veteran Maoist Chris Petersen, who has had contacts with the Chinese and Albanian governments for years. Opposing the heresies of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, which it declares to be Alien Roaders, the group requests funding from Beijing.
  • While the rest of Western Europe fights with itself, the Swiss plan for the future. Little is known about the ongoings in the country, deep among the Alps, as it is largely ignored by the international media due to events elsewhere. It does however appear as the Swiss Government are taking radical action to reshape its national defences, investing staggering amounts into construction work on a grand scale. Investments are also made into the energy sector - although the country has been working for years to get the Beznau Nuclear Power Plant running by L1969, it now appears that it intends to have a significantly larger amount of atomic energy available at roughly that date, ahead of schedule.
  • Whispers of something else being built are also heard, although they are largely drowned out, as the Swiss military is gripped by a procurement scandal in February. The government is forced to make the air force commander, chief of the general staff and the minister of defence all to resign, commencing radical reform, the end result of which is significantly increased civilian oversight and control of the armed forces, among other things. The change in policy that follows with this is marked by the recruitment of 1 unit, via the Armee 68 plan which consists of a number of reforms, including voluntary recruitment into specialised jobs, changes in the regulations on conscription, and the purchase of certain French and British production licences for the Air Force. All in all, despite the scandal, Switzerland comes out - at least, so it seems - distinctly more well-armed and battle-ready than in the past. Such a thing is, perhaps, a sad necessity.
  • Switzerland also reinforces its international image by opening up the Palace of Nations in Geneva and other symbolic sites, welcoming governments and organizations from around the world to come to Switzerland and host peace negotiations and other proceedings there. It proves a smart move, allowing the increasingly shut-in Swiss not to be seen as crazed mountain-men, but as civilized such.
  • Extensive student protests take place in West Germany, long a hotbed of radicalism, as well. This follows an already strong L1967 protest movement. At Easter, Rudi Dutschke, a very prominent student radical, only barely survives an assassination attempt by a far-right radical. Many blame it on the media, especially the "Springer" press that had named Rudi its public enemy no. 1, and all over Germany students organize blockade actions against the involved newspapers. During these actions, over 400 are injured and 2 die.
  • In protest against the American deployments across Latin America, which they view as imperialistic, Gudrun Ensslin and Andreas Baader, alongside two other activists, set fire to two Frankfurt department stores.
  • The revolt against the government reaches its climax in May. Students, schoolchildren and members of workers' unions form a group of 80,000 people who demonstrate in the capital Bonn against emergency legislature. Even though the students mobilize as many people as possible to support their actions, they prove unable of stopping the Bundestag from passing the new laws, which give new powers in these times of Extraterrestrial unrest (which the students, of course, fear will be used in worse ways).
  • Former KPD functionaries, with significant aid from East German authorities, found a newborn "German Communist Party" (DKP).
  • Not much seems to be going on in Austria, except for a new Maoist group, the Union of Revolutionary Workers of Austria (Marxist–Leninist), splitting from the Marxist-Leninist Party of Austria... another Maoist group. Huh. How unusual.
  • The first mass protests in Yugoslavia since the Second World War are held, as students go on a seven-day strike and in turn are attacked by the police, who ban all public gatherings. The students, who hold debates and speeches on social justice, also protest recent economic reforms which have caused unemployment and emigration. The Belgrade protests, which are joined by smaller ones in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Ljubljana, eventually die off. The Yugoslav involvement in South America captures the imagination of many, and patriotic students cease their protests out of respect for the necessity of unity in the face of the Aliens.
  • Comrade Tito, not content with doling out a significant amount of his national treasury to the nations of Latin America, oversees investments into the Yugoslav economy. Various industries and enterprises are invested into, in a strategy of economic diversification, particularly attempting to benefit the poorer of the republics in the Yugoslav union. The investment results in some minor short-term effects, while laying the ground for future stability.
  • Charged with the criminal offence known under the Albanian constitution as "Agitation and Propaganda against the State", five men charged with being Yugoslav agents out to destabilize the People's Socialist Republic of Albania in connection to the Alien-Posadist revisionist forces are put before a firing squad in Tirana.
  • Amid tensions with the new Greek junta and the world-wide sense of fear, Archbishop, Primate and President Makarios III seeks a fresh mandate, both announcing and holding presidential elections in the first two months of the year. With a 93.5% turnout, he scores a full 96.3% victory, with only 3.7% backing his far-right, pro-Enosis opponent Takis Evdokas.
  • The little-known religious leader and author L. Ron Hubbard arrives in Corfu, aboard the Apollo, flagship of the recently established "Sea Organization". The private naval force, of which Hubbard is the Commodore, is rumoured to have approached the Greek military junta — which is likely to be quite apprehensive about the whole thing — in an attempt to secure a safe haven for the mysterious and highly secretive Church of Scientology.
  • In Sweden, the radically anti-imperialist Social Democrat Olof Palme denounces the Vietnam War, and — despite recent developments in the peace process — marches arm in arm with the North Vietnamese Ambassador to Moscow, Nhuyen Tho Chyan, at a protest in Stockholm. Palme also later condemns the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia, and American efforts in Latin America, although he does extend support for the Cuban and Soviet interventions there. Odd guy, really.
  • In response, the USA withdraws Ambassador William Womack Heath from Sweden as a protest.
  • The May Revolt reaches Sweden as well, as the Student Union Building in Stockholm is occupied by a range of left-wing student association, and other protests are held in conjunction. It receives significant publicity when the aforementioned Olof Palme, who among other portfolios is the current Minister of Education, shows up to debate the communists in participation. The brief occupation is followed by, among other things, a hunger strike by students outside of the Riksdag, in opposition to the low foreign aid budget.
  • The Båstad Riots become the most violent in recent Swedish history. They take place during a Davis Cup tennis match between Sweden and Rhodesia, with far-left protesters demanding that Sweden refuse the participation of Rhodesia and South Africa, given Apartheid and all. The confrontation turns so violent that the match is cancelled - but later played in secrecy, in France. Sweden wins 4-1.
  • The centrist and neutralist strongman, Urho Kekkonen, is re-elected to a third term as President of Finland. He promises to not seek a fourth term. Opposition from the right-wing, who criticize him as too subservient of the Soviet Union, proves increasingly vicious. Although coming in third, the successes of the right-wing agrarian populist Veikko Vennamo — a member of the Karelian Finnish exile community, who strongly backs him — especially upsets the center-left government.
  • The Norwegian Movement for Vietnam is founded, with the purpose to convey friendship and solidarity with "people of Indochina" it is an offshoot of the Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Vietnam, which has been hijacked by the Socialist Youth League (SUF), much to the dismay of the Workers' Youth League.
  • The Danish general elections see significant electoral changes, with the Social Democrats losing power but retaining a plurality, and the established left-wing facing significant losses due to the marxist and anti-nuclear Left Socialists splitting from the Socialist People's Party. The social liberal Hilmar Baunsgaard becomes Prime Minister after abandoning the Social Democratic coalition to lead a new one with the Conservatives and the Liberals. Turnout remains minimal in the Faroese Islands and Greenland. Amid all this, a hundred psychology students occupy parts of Copenhagen University, as a first step of the continent-wide May Revolt in Denmark.
  • In a time of chaos, it is nice to know to that there is still some good in the world. On 7 June, the first Legoland Park was opened in Billund, by the company owner Godtfred Kirk Christiansen. The adorable and heartwarming theme park features elaborate models of miniature towns built entirely from Lego bricks, spread across three acres (12,000 m²) park. It is set to attract millions just in its first year.
  • The Icelandic presidential elections yield shock results. The absolute underdog, the independent candidate and well-known archaeologist Kristján Eldjárn — whose work with ancient pagan burials earned him his doctorate — surges against his rival, Gunnar Thoroddsen. Thoroddsen, a veteran MP, former Minister of Infrastructure, former Mayor of Reykjavik, current Ambassador to Denmark and to top it all of son-in-law of the sitting President, initially held a 70%. It completely evaporates by election day on June 30, when the National Museum director challenging him wins 65.6% of the vote on a 92.2% voter turnout.
  • A rather innocent sci-fi novel by the noted Soviet authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, published in early 1968, is quickly retracted and censored after a minor public outrage. Turns out the The Second Invasion from Mars was destined to be a failure.
  • The "Trial of the Four" takes place in Moscow - i.e. the trial of Yuri Galanskov, Alexander Ginzburg, Alexey Dobrovolsky and Vera Lahkova for their involvement in samizdat publications. All four defendants are sentenced to long terms in labour camps. A wave of petitions are sent in by citizens asking for their release, out of fear for "re-Stalinization", to no avail.
  • Nine crewmen aboard the Soviet submarine K-27, part of Project 645, are killed due to fatal radioactive exposure during a reactor failure while at sea, a significant disaster.
  • No less than six Soviet nuclear tests are carried out during E1968, all in Kazakhstan. On the space front, fearing no Alien repercussions, launches continue as before. The Luna 14 unmanned space mission is launched, successfully entering orbit in April. It is the final planned flight of the second generation of the Luna series. Other launches include the Zond 4, the Kosmos 204, the Kosmos 211, the Kosmos 212 and the Kosmos 213 (the latter two of which dock in orbit), among others.
  • The Prague Spring begins to blossom - but is nipped in the bud.In January, the reformist Alexander Dubček is elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and soon sets out to change his country for the better, creating a "socialism with a human face". Or so it seems - perhaps there’s something darker to it. Only days after Dubček launches his "Action Programme" in April, calling for the acknowledgment of individual liberties, the introduction of political and economic reforms, a change in the structure of the nation, and a more independent Czechoslovak socialism free of overt Soviet influence… the Soviet Union invades. 3 units march across the border, joined by 1 Polish, 1 Hungarian, 1 Bulgarian and 1 East German unit, a truly massive show of force. Armed opposition is non-existent, as the Warsaw Pact sweeps through the country. Dubček, who urges non-violent resistance, inspires many to indeed resist peacefully, but all in vain. Czechoslovakia, where the Prague Spring’s proposed reforms never had time to be implement, is now under a full military occupation, awaiting a Soviet decision on how to “normalize” the situation.
  • An initial wave of world-wide declarations of solidarity with the Czechoslovaks, condemnations of the USSR’s action, and pro-Czechoslovak protests in the Warsaw Pact countries take place. Albania responds by outright declaring its intention to leave the Warsaw Pact, while Romania doesn’t leave but heavily condemns the invasion, raising their international status. Out of fear of invasion, thousands of both communist and non-communist Romanian citizens volunteer to the newly formed Patriotic Guards, giving Romania 1 new unit. The initial surge in condemnations, however, completely grinds to a standstill when the Soviet occupation forces in Prague announce the true reason for the intervention. Documents indicating that elements of the Czechoslovak government, without party authorization, were in the processing of entering talks with the Posadist Fourth International in an attempt to acquire Extraterrestrial armaments, so that they could implement their counter-revolutionary agenda. This announcement, unproven but certainly believable given recent events in Paris, shocks the world, and most objections within the international communist movement are quietly dropped. Globally, the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America both condemn the unilateral actions of the Warsaw Pact, but declare that if there truly is an Alien connection, it is indeed an extremely serious situation.
  • As the Czechoslovak Invasion takes place, the Romanian government begins a massive investment programme. National Highway that will link Bucharest with the rest of the country. Its stated purpose is to allow oil transports and military forces alike to move around quickly, reaching all crucial cities and resource centers, with regular military outposts along it in case of, as the government officially declares, Posadist-Alien infiltration and attack, a very real fear these days. Given the size of the investment, and the cheapness of labour under the socialist regime, it is expected to be completed by the end of 1968.
  • A Romanian delegation dispatched by Nicolae Ceauşescu to neighbouring Bulgaria to promote commercial and cultural relations with the comrades there goes well and cooly, and sees no real gains, due to the decline in relations between the overall Warsaw Pact and Romania.
  • A new East German constitution is approved via referendum, with an outstanding 96.4% of voters in favour, and an amazing turnout reported to be 98.1%! Fantastic.
  • A very rare public protests takes place in the very heart of the Soviet Union itself, on the Red Square in Moscow, protesting the invasion of Czechoslovakia. The eight protesters, holding the Czechoslovak flag and banners with slogans like " For your freedom and ours", "We are losing our best friends", and "Shame to the occupiers!", are arrested within no more than a few minutes for anti-Soviet activities, and charged with being pro-Alien and possibly Posadist agents.
  • Both in response to the Czechoslovak invasion and, especially important, growing discontent in Polish academia, significant protests are led by Polish students, teachers and intellectuals. Economic troubles add to that, and when rallying students are violently attacked by the state's security apparatus, things go nasty. Following up on an anti-Jewish campaign that began in 1967, extensive anti-Semitic attacks mark the years in response to the protests due to the involvement of Polish-Jewish protesters, the campaign being led by the minister of internal affairs, General Mieczysław Moczar, with the approval of First Secretary Władysław Gomułka of the Polish United Workers' Party. By March, the wave anti-Jewish smear campaigns, loud propaganda and mass mobilizations is intense, and political purges begin within the governing party to clean out liberal and moderate elements with the excuse of anti-Zionism. By the time the incredibly destructive campaign finally ends, when Gomułka realizes he is losing control, thousands have been arrested, and a wave of emigration begins as tens of thousands of Polish Jews try to flee the country. Poland loses stability.

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  • As perhaps was to be expected, the Alien invasions in Latin America prompt one singular reaction from Israel. The country, already besieged as it is, goes on complete lockdown mode, imposing stricter rules on occupied Palestinian territories and launching several raids on PLO camps in neighbouring countries. In one notoriously bloody engagement, the Karameh camp in Jordan is destroyed in what the Israelis call "Operation Inferno", and many prisoners are taken, although they fail to capture Yasser Arafat. The battle, soon condemned by the international community as a violation of Jordanian territory, is the first time that the Palestinians have been known to use suicide bombers. It serves as a propaganda boost for Fatah, who after the battle begin to engage in communal projects to achieve popular affiliation.
  • In response to recent attacks, a sparse Egyptian artillery bombardment of Israeli front lines on the east bank of the Suez Canal begins, prompting casualties as part of the War of Attrition.
  • Growing tensions between the King of Jordan and the PLO dissipate at least partially, as Saudi-led negotiations result in several thousand Palestinian refugees being moved onto Saudi territory, and given camps in the Tabuk and Al Jawf border regions. The camps are nominally under UN control, but the PLO dominate them, ruling as an autonomous government. Rumour has it that an agreement has been reached between King Faisal and the Palestinian leadership, deciding on the rules for the PLO being allowed within the Kingdom. Attempts for a similar Saudi-negotiated deal in Lebanon fails, due to a series of Palestinian-Lebanese clashes, although there is hope for an agreement.
  • Alleged Iraqi plans for an invasion of Palestine, or some such, fall through. While the 1 Iraqi unit in Jordan proves a useful conduit for negotiations, few - for now - in the Palestinian camps prove willing to enter a united, pan-Arabist front with the Iraqis at the present.
  • High-level talks are also held between President Abdul Rahman Arif and his Syrian counterpart, Nureddin al-Atassi, who is largely seen as a puppet of Salah Jadid. al-Atassi politely refuses an offer to become Vice President of a reformed Arab Republic under Iraqi leadership, and Arif returns empty-handed. Back home, the Ba’ath Party are rumbling.
  • In February, the Iraqi-led Ba'ath Party convened the Ninth National Congress in Beirut and elect Michel Aflaq as the Secretary General of the National Command (of the Iraqi-led Ba'ath Party, that is), who promptly moves to Baghdad. This decision worsens the already bad relations with the Syrian-led Ba'ath Party.
  • General elections pass at least somewhat peaceful in Lebanon, with 99 seats divided out among - mainly - independent candidates, in accordance with the constitutional rules that ensures representation from the various ethnic and religious groups.
  • Senate elections are held in Turkey, with the Justice Party winning the majority of the seats, followed by the Republican People's Party.
  • The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran aligns itself with the leadership in Iraq, establishing bases in Iraqi border territories and a new headquarters in Baghdad. Its terrorist capabilities grow somewhat.
  • Protests by workers and students take place across Egypt, calling for major political reforms. Nasser responds by removing most military figures from his cabinet and appointing eight civilians in place of several high-ranking members of the Arab Socialist Union. By March, Nasser directs Egypt's intelligence apparatus to focus on external rather than domestic espionage, and declares the "fall of the mukhabarat state". He also begins slipping military aid to Arafat, while encouraging him to seek peace and a Palestinian statehood.
  • Strange apparitions are seen across Cairo, prompting unrest. Some claim it's Marian apparitions, sent from God --- other say it's a sign of Alien involvement. Nasser himself sees the alleged lights! The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Pope of Alexandria, Kyrillos VI, appoints a religious-scientific committee to investigate this event, whether it’s of a divine or extraterrestrial nature. Even more seriously, while out observing the lights, an assassination attempt on President Nasser takes place. The unknown assailant and Nasser both escape unharmed. Some fear Alien involvement as a result, but most view the most likely candidate for the attempt to be disgruntled military officers.
  • King Faisal of Saudi Arabia proves himself quite the reformer, as he heads out on a quest to seize hold of the hearts and minds of the Islamic world. Seeking to remove colonial influences, he drops the Western-styled title of "His Majesty". He is now the King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques instead, an ancient title. The Graft Mufti, Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Al ash-Sheikh, is also appointed Chief of the Royal Court. Notably, minority Sunni communities as well as the Twelver and Zaydi tribes of the Eastern Province are, one by one, very slowly, allowed into the ranks of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Elimination of Sin, further evidence for Faisal’s at least somewhat non-sectarian views.
  • Like his counterparts in the USSR, the USA, the PRC and elsewhere, Faisal aims to formulate a coherent response to First Contact, for his community to unite around. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, likely on the King’s orders, issues a fatwa which soon spreads like wildfire in the Arabian peninsula, declaring that all beings and planets have been created by Allah, a fact that extends to the Extraterrestrials in South America. However, for now, their support for the Posadists makes them, until further evidence proves otherwise, tantamount to atheists and non-Muslims, and therefore they are subject to all rights, rules, and restrictions related to the treatment of non-Muslims. This view becomes commonly accepted in a many Muslim communities, although naturally far from without dissent, especially in the Ibadi- and Shia-dominated areas. Together with his righteous aid for the Bolivians, and international efforts with the OIC, this raises Faisal’s reputation abroad as a statesman, although domestically feelings for the royal regime remain lukewarm.
  • Proving himself ruthless in addition to visionary, King Faisal also enact countrywide purges of the armed forces. Using the excuse of stamping out atheists and other heretics, to weaken the potential for an Alien fifth column, many constitutionalists, democrats and Nasserists are apprehended. This temporarily weakens the country’s military capabilities, as the officer corps needs time to replenish. Faisal also oversees the arrest of civilian dissidents, especially prominent Sufi and Ahmadi religious such. Citing the Alien invasion once more, and the need for an independent energy policy to provide aid to those struggling under atheistic communism, the royal government also purchases 35% of the shares in Aramco, putting the total Saudi ownership at a majority, 60%. This worries many economic analysts in Britain and America.
  • Provoking intense concern in Israel as well, construction begins on a Saudi civilian nuclear programme, at the King Saud City for Atomic Energy, a sustainable community centered around the new reactor. The completion of his project, which King Faisal declares has only peaceful intentions, is much delayed due to a complete lack of foreign technical advisers. Completion cannot be expected before E1971 at this pace.
  • The long-planned exchanging of instruments and signing of the demarcation agreement regarding the Saudi–Kuwaiti neutral zone finally takes place. Once ratified, it removes one more little blemish from the world map.
  • Across the Trucial States, secretive meetings among the prominent families, clans and religious leaders are taking place. The whole process is quite secretive, and - as of E1968 - apparently unresolved.
  • After months of intense negotiations, Faisal’s two crowning jewels finally come to be reality. First of all, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference is founded, bringing together a majority of the world’s Muslim-majority countries in one single organization. What it can accomplish remains to be seen, but it does raise Faisal’s profile. Secondly, the Conference of at-Ta'if is set up, with British and Iranian diplomatic support, to reach a solution to the Dhofar Conflict. As summer peaks, the representatives of the Sultan, the Imam, and the DLF all meet in Saudi Arabia, awaiting negotiations. For now, an informal ceasefire is reached for the duration of the Conference.
  • Concurrently, the North Yemen Civil War ends. It seems that President Johnson’s call for a global ceasefire might be answered by the most unlikely of actors. As the Siege of Sana'a is lifted and Royalist forces deteriorate, news arrive from Saudi Arabia that the Saudi authorities have apprehended the exile monarch of Yemen, King Muhammad al-Badr. Saudi negotiators soon arrive, and a deal that undermines King Faisal’s reputation among many monarchists is reached. The Yemeni Arab Republic is recognized by the Saudis, and Hassan ibn Yahya - a pro-Saudi former claimant to the throne, and Prime Minister of the government-in-exile - is recognized as the Imam of Yemen, a position that is rendered entirely religious and devoid of any political influence. A number of royalist figures are also accepted into the government. It seems unlikely that the leadership would’ve accepted such a deal were it not for the threat of Alien invasion. Handy, that. With this, the YAR (led by the decidedly anti-Nasserist President Abdul Rahman al-Iryani) moves out of the Egyptian and Soviet spheres of influence, as its nationalist and republican credentials falter, but on the other hand the remaining royalist forces are completely crippled. 1 unit stands down, while another - robbed of its military advantages - keeps fighting in the wilderness, refusing the Saudi deal. In reaction to this perceived betrayal of the YAR’s ideals, the Revolutionary Democratic Party of Yemen, the Marxist-Leninist armed wing of which - the People's Revolutionary Army - begins a guerrilla struggle, aided by defecting soldiers. Still, a degree of peace has been reached.
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  • A strange calm engulfs Vietnam, as the first steps towards a peace agreement are made. However, as eager as the Vietnamese are to sign the Geneva Peace Accords, for some unknowable reason, President Johnson holds off from signing anything. Still, he does withdraw 1 unit of US troops, in accordance with the proposed timetable. Bombing raids cease as well. The rapidly aging Uncle Ho on his part ensures that the Vietcong, and more importantly the PAVN, stand down and cease all offensive operations. Reportedly, a big attack had been planned for the Tết holiday, but is now called off. The ceasefire appears to hold! For now. The Vietcong do see a surge in supplies and recruitment numbers, entirely passively though.
  • Celebrations take place in Hanoi and across North Vietnam, saluting the move towards peace. For once, the farmers are able to tend their crops in peace during the vital spring season. The Party, quick to seize on the lull in fighting, launches a Second Three-Year Plan to bolster the North's industries and agriculture, focusing on the production of steel, concrete, and other building materials, in addition to trying to ensure food security. It goes well, so far.
  • President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu of the Republic of Vietnam, who in the L1967 elections vowed to "open wide the door of peace and leave it open" but has so far proven ineffectual, is increasingly frustrated by the lack of American communication, feeling as if he has been left out entirely. Will the USA abandon the Southerners to the Communists? Many of his generals are increasingly uncomfortable with the situation too, and some detachments of the ARVN carry out extensive off-the-books attacks on Vietcong forces, going against American directives and prompting several isolated counter-attacks. Some indignant protests take place in Saigon and other urban centers, by civilians upset with something as simple as not knowing what the future holds, in addition to the topic of government corruption, among other things.
  • 1967 was a very bloody year in Laos. Now, with the forces of the PAVN operating in Laos suddenly ceasing their advance, the Royal Lao Army are able to withdraw from their positions without too extensive losses. The Pathet Lao and their PAVN allies, to the Royal Government's stunned surprise, do not advance further during the first months of 1968, apparently respecting the global ceasefire or some such. On their part, the Royal Lao Army are unable to launch a counter-attack for now either, and are content to wait out the current, likely highly temporary, lull in the intense fighting.
  • One group that does not care about American ceasefires and what not is the mysterious Khmer Rouge. For the first time, the little-known group launches a properly organized offensive, gathering weapons and spreading territory. The Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea becomes the Maoist-influenced party's armed wing, standing around 4-5,000 man strong. They do not appear to have aid or authorization from their old North Vietnamese allies, likely due to the fact that Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia, while an anti-communist, has maintained good relations with the North. The Free Khmer, an anti-communist and anti-monarchist force, is growing in numbers as well. The flamboyant monarch of Cambodia, on his part, launches the Phnom Penh International Film Festival, where several of his own movies are shown. He is the only nominee and winner of the Golden Apsara Prize.
  • Having tested their first hydrogen bomb, "Test No. 6", in June 1967, the Chinese move forward with a second bomb test. It's an air drop, and for the first time, the warhead is reported to contain plutonium. Analysts view it as posturing, to scare regional rivals -- and maybe to show the world that China stands ready to fend off the Aliens? Who knows. Meanwhile, it appears the Chinese are working on some other, more grand nuclear project, of which no details are known. Many youths across the country, and brigades of soldiers, are also drafted into big construction projects nationwide, likely bunkers of some sort.
  • *]The Cultural Revolution rages on, and Chairman Mao does absolutely nothing to stop it. In fact, he continues to encourage it. Mao sets out to lay down the theoretical viewpoints of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought on the issue of the Extraterrestrials. He establishes that the rule by Alien forces, their dominance of Earth, is tantamount to the imposition of a "hyperbourgeoisie", who have no stake in the well being of Earth, yet mean to reap the benefits of its labour and life. The Posadist movement is denounced as "Alien Roaders", a charge which the Five Black Categories are expanded to include, collaborators with an off-world fascist superpower. It all seems a bit crazed. But, as usual, the Red Guards relish in it. Throughout the spring of 1968, massive campaign begins, aimed at promoting the already-adored Mao to an almost god-like status. He is hailed as the Earth’s foremost champion, the true face of Socialism in a time when Alien Roaders and revisionists grow stronger and stronger.
  • Numerous moderates and less-than-fanatical party members are purged in the chaos, including the noted revolutionary cadre Deng Xiaoping, who is charged with being an Alien Roader and defenestrated along with his entire family, thrown out of a three-story building. The dissident Lin Zhao is just one of many killed for her dreams and ideas. Thousands are thought to be dead in factional infighting in the Guangxi Autonomous Region especially. Premier Zhou Enlai's request to deploy the PLA to intervene there is quietly turned down, despite allegations of cannibalism. Enlai himself is struck by personal tragedy, as Mao’s wife has his adopted daughter Sun Weishi and her husband arrested and tortured, likely raped as well. Many in the CCP begin to grow weary with Mao, who they fear is buying into the myth that surrounds him. The People’s Liberation Army especially. The question is, how much control does the Chairman actually have? Overall, throughout the first half of 1968, China becomes increasingly dogmatic and isolationist, in actions if not in words.
  • Amid all this, a triumphant Mao Zedong deploys a first Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as the People’s Republic of China finally gains its seat on the UNSC and in the UNGA. He also hosts a grand event, prophesied by some to be the true rebirth of the International: The Revolutionary International Front of the Masses is founded. The Sino-Soviet Split is truly, once and for all, 100% solidified. There is no going back now. Representatives from all over the world travel to Beijing, including delegations from several East Bloc states - Yugoslavia, Albania, and Romania. All other Warsaw Pact states stay away though, warned by the Soviet Union. Surprising some, Fidel Castro from Cuba makes a brief personal appearance, following in Che's footsteps by travelling to Beijing. It's not entirely surprising, as there have been indications in 1967 that Cuba would stray increasingly from Soviet influence, at a significant risk to themselves. As summer begins, Chairman Mao makes several grand declarations, regarding a "People's Revolutionary Command" and a "People's Revolutionary Army of Earth", but nothing comes of it yet, and while Mao has been at the forefront of rhetorically attacking the Flying Saucer and its allies in South America, so far no anti-Alien action has been undertaken by the PRC, unlike by its allies in Cuba and Yugoslavia, for example.
  • As the Portuguese are doubling down on their colonialism, the Chinese request to transfer Macau into their hands - following extensive riots in 1967 - is quickly turned down. Instead, the pro-Beijing trade unions begin organizing a council of some sort, and mumbles of Alien incursions are heard.
  • The Red Guard movement grows especially strong in Guangzhou, with some occasional public executions of supposed Alien Roaders joining the struggle sessions, and protests continuing to spill over into Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Constabulary, however, does a surprisingly good job at suppressing the riots there. Many pro-Beijing leftist groups in Hong Kong were destroyed last year, and public support for communism is at an all-time low, with the public condemning the violence of the Cultural Revolution. Meanwhile, the British government invests heavily into the long-term sustainability of Hong Kong’s infrastructure, as the rapid construction of a significant water desalination plant begins, set to complete already in L1968. The Ap Lei Chau Power Station is commissioned, and several other power stations are under way as well, likewise due for L1968.
  • While a flood of foreign embassies leave Taipei and instead request accreditation in Beijing, and the Republic of China’s credibility drops significantly as they are forced to leave the United Nations, some diplomatic successes are had. Notably, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia accepts the Chinese invitation to visit Taiwan as a thanks for his diplomatic support of the ROC. The monarch tours, among other places, the Taipei Grand Mosque, where he is warmly received by the Chinese Muslim Association. In a statement, Faisal emphasizes the legitimacy of the Republic of China over the Red Chinese, noting its traditional support for the Hui people. As a thanks, he sets up a charity to pay for the hajj pilgrimage of impoverished Hui citizens. Chiang Kai-shek on his part announces the formation of an Sino-Saudi Friendship Association in Taipei, to promote cultural and economic relations. The former Republican Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the noted warlord General Ma Bufang who has been living in the desert Kingdom since 1957, sets up a branch of the association there as well. While in Taipei, King Faisal meets and reportedly befriends a number of other foreign dignitaries, including the Foreign Minister of the Central African Republic.
  • Sense imminent danger, both from the Red Giant next door and from the Alien invasion, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek orders the expansion of the Republic of China’s Armed Forces. 1 unit is recruited by the ROC.
  • An Institute of Nuclear Energy Research is founded in Taiwan, a first step towards achieving atomic energy production. This follows what some believe to be the beginning of a nascent nuclear weapons program under the auspices of the Institute for Nuclear Energy Research at the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology.
  • Prior to his above mentioned visit to Taipei, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia visits Pakistan as well. While there, he expresses solidarity with President Ayub Khan and Pakistan's claims to Jammu and Kashmir, angering India and prompting a rejuvenation of Saudi-Pakistani relations. The King, perhaps weary from travelling, takes. the time to study the President’s new infrastructure projects, which are substantial. Significant investments ensure that new, effective highways are being constructed in both West adn East Pakistan, due for completion in E1969.
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Minister of Foreign Affairs until his June 1966 resignation, wins more and more popularity in the urban centres of Pakistan. He spends the first months of the year travelling, giving rabble-rousing talks that contain much of his new radical, socialistic rhetoric, advocating economic and social justice. It strikes a chord with the working class. In Punjad, the Pakistan Peoples Party launches a massive public relations programme, with the slogan "Land to the Landless". Offsetting some of their gains, the Pakistani government counters with the “Restore the National Unity” campaign, stressing the necessity of public resolve --- and, perhaps accidentally, starting a minor witch hunt for possible Posadist or pro-Alien elements. A teenager in Lahore is beaten to death for carrying around Che Guevara's book on Guerrilla Warfare. Oh well. The campaign does also celebrate the contributions of East Pakistanis to the nation, and the importance of Islam to social cohesion. The government’s popularity rises slightly - as does that of Bhutto.
  • Pakistani attempts to organize a rapprochement with restive East Pakistani nationalists and conservative religious elements make some headway, before they're paralyzed by new revelations. Protests are held in East Pakistan, as the Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is faced with the charge of sedition. Certain state officials accuse him of having met in the city of Agartala with operatives of the Indian Intelligence Bureau, the goal being to ignite an armed revolution against West Pakistan. The Sheikh and several others are arrested, awaiting trial. One result of the government’s attempts at negotiations, though, is the successful formation of a committee by a number of influential clerics, by which they will make the nominations for a portion of the administrators and diplomats for the Pakistani mission to the OIC.
  • A bloody feud blooms within the Indian Communist movement, as the various factions attempt to decide what way to go, who to follow. Brezhnev? Mao? Hoxha? Posadas? Who knows? The All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries declares its loyalty to Mao Zedong Thought and formally leaves the Communist Party of India (Marxist), deriding the old party as Alien Roaders. Similar accusations are in turn levied against them, causing the Andhra Pradesh Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries - following a brief, failed revolt in Andhra Pradesh - to leave. And so on and so on.
  • In Indian exile, in the city of Gorakhpur, the Communist Party of Nepal (Pushpa Lal) is formed as a splinter from the Communist Party of Nepal (Amatya). The ideological difference lays in that Amatya argues for a "National Democracy", while Pushpa Lal argues for a "People's Democracy". Christ.
  • The Beatles, Mia Farrow, and several other celebrities visit the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India, to seek enlightenment. Does the Yogi have answers to the Alien crisis? Who knows. God have mercy on us all.
  • Following the Saudi commentary on the Kashmir issue, a group of Indian journalists publishing a widely read exposé claiming that the Indian government is disastrously unprepared for a Pakistani invasion of the region, let alone an Alien such! Making comparisons with Argentina and Bolivia, they claim that were a Flying Saucer to land in Delhi, the country would collapse far quicker than its Latin American points of comparisons.
  • Riled up by this, several Muslim-owned charities and construction companies in the Kashmir region start building atomic shelters and other forms of safehouses, in case of an Alien attack. Other private citizens follow suit, with many in India's elite financing private blast bunkers, albeit on a very small and amateurish scale. The Indian government condemns this practice as selfish, but takes no action
  • King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck of Bhutan, who has spent years trying to reform his country and open it up, is facing increasing opposition from his Court in this, as news of the Alien invasion reach the Himalayas. Many of his Royal Council instead advise shutting off the country completely, and militarizing it.
  • In the Sultanate of the Maldives, stability shrinks by 1 as 80% of the populace vote in favour of abolishing the monarchy in favour of a republic. This change in government will be carried out in L1968.
  • Completely refusing any and all calls for a global ceasefire, Supreme Leader Kim Il-sung of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - who, strangely, no one has attempted to convince to stop fighting - launches a renewed offensive against the perfidious South. In January 1968, 31 men of Unit 124 raid the Blue House, the presidential residence in Seoul. Although a failure, 4 US servicemen and 26 South Korean soldiers are killed. Soon after, an American technical research ship of the US Navy, the USS Pueblo, is captured by the North Koreans in international waters, a majestic propaganda victory for Kim. One crewman is killed, and the rest are thought to be undergoing torture. The seizure causes a minor crisis for President Johnson, who has presented a solution to the Vietnam War but not for the Korean stalemate, and for the South Koreans, who are unable to retaliate for fear of angering their patron in Washington D.C. The Republicans back home are calling for Johnson to immediately secure the liberty of the Pueblo’s crewmen. In February, March and April, several minor skirmishes take place along the border, with American forces killing at least a dozen North Korean infiltrators.
  • In Japan, many of the country's "New Religions" see extensive boosts in membership rates, as the alienated and confused flock to those who offer salvation in these times of First Contact. One cult in particular grows exponentially, the "Mahikari" - "True Light". Founded in 1963 by Yoshikazu Okada, the World Divine Light Organization believes their leader received revelations from a deity, telling him to act as a messiah, to prepare for a great worldwide baptism-by-fire. Spirits, veterans of the atomic-hydrogen wars between the continents of Mu and Atlantis, would be reincarnated to Earth to spread chaos, and in the past, spirits from Venus have fought with humans as well. The True Light followers begin stockpiling supplies, and teach the channeling of “True Light” energy as a method of stopping the Aliens in Argentina. This is just one of many cults mushrooming at the present, and when a bomb goes off on a Yokosuka Line train, killing 1 and injuring 14, many are quick to blame it on the cult as well.
  • Across Japan, farmers begin reporting that their poultry is dying off, with something apparently stopping them from breathing. Thousands of people report strange medical issues as well, such as dermal and ocular lesions, irregular menstrual cycles, and a lowered immune response - in addition to more standard things, like fatigue, headaches, and coughing.
  • The United States finally transfer the Bonin Islands back to Japanese control, allowing Japanese citizens expelled after World War II to return to their homes.
  • The Communist Party of Burma marks the 20th anniversary of their insurgency. Meanwhile, Commander Zaw Tu of the Kachin Independence Army's 2nd Brigade returns in January from China, bringing new weaponry and munitions to his fighters, who have concluded a new alliance with the CPB separate from the main KIA. He begins training other Kachin fighters in the doctrines of Mao Zedong, but receives resistance from other parts of the KIA, with some infighting taking place. One defection takes place, as Zelwan (Maru) and Sakhon Teinyein (Lachate) secede from the KIA, bringing 120 fighters to the CPB's side.
  • The first general elections in Singapore since independence prove rather mediocre, as all opposition parties other than the Workers' Party (who only contest constituencies, which together with five independents also running adding up to only seven seats being contested) boycotting the vote. The People's Action Party wins with 86.7% of the vote and all 58 available seats (of which 51 were uncontested). Ah, democracy.
  • The Governor of Jakarta, noted militant modernist and former Indonesian Marine Corps officer Ali Sadikin, orders an immediate speed-up on the construction of the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory, previously due for November 1968. Now due to take place at the beginning of L1968, additional funds for the project are suspected to have come from the military, who apparently also have ordered a renovation of the aged Bosscha Observatory in West Java. The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space receives additional funding as well, apparently. Meanwhile, Acting President Suharto officially declares himself President, and — after announcing that legislative elections will not be held — forms a new cabinet.
  • Minor battles continues between government forces and the Sarawak People's Guerrillas. This is massively overshadowed in June, when the Malayan National Liberation Army rises into a new, unexpected insurgency. Focusing on the compatibility of Islamic and Communist values, they recruit heavily from Thai Malays, and show their Maoist influence with slogans like "Hold High the Great Red Banner of Armed Struggle and Valiantly March Forward". An early, bloody victory at Kroh–Betong shows a new, more aggressive fighting style.
  • The Jabidah Massacre hits the Philippines, when the Army subjects a number of Moro recruits to murder by machine gun in retaliation for an alleged planned invasion of Sabah, at Corregidor Island. The Muslim Independence Movement is founded in May as an immediate backlash, led by the former governor Datu Udtog Matalam, who declares a separatist manifesto seeking an Muslim-majority independent state.
  • The search for the body of Prime Minister Harold Holt, who disappeared whilst swimming off Portsea, Victoria, is called off. John Gorton is sworn in as the new Prime Minister. Minor political events, such as a state election in South Australia and a failed Labor Party leadership challenge, take place, but it's all largely unimportant. Indira Gandhi visits Australia though, so that's nice.
  • The Solomon Islands United National Party is formed by David Kausimae, Bill Ramsay and Frank Wickham. It aims to lobby the British colonial authorities to introduce a cabinet system to the Solomon Islands.
  • On January 31st, following a two-year constitutional convention, the Republic of Nauru declares independence, the smallest of its kind. Parliamentary elections are held a few days prior. The founding President is Hammer DeRoburt, who has a wonderful name.
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  • As no one bothers to send help to the besieged Buenos Aires, radio silence follows their calls for aid. When 1 unit of Royal Navy marines finally arrive, all too late, they find Esperanza Base deserted and the ships gone. The Provisional Salvation Government of Argentina thanks Britain for its belated attempt to help, but condemns the nations of the world who do have forces in Antarctica but did nothing to help.
  • After much discussion, the Falkland Islands are not evacuated. Although the Rules of Agreement on the Falkland Islands Territory, proposed by Prime Minister Wilson's government, are not yet agreed upon, it seems certain that the islands will be significantly militarized. This is confirmed when a full 3 units of the Royal Navy and British Army arrive, begin constructing a new, massive, hi-tech military base outside of Port Stanley, and fortify all previous British positions. The PSGA decide to ignore the Falklands issue, for now.

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-United States of America-
President: Lyndon B. Johnson (OYID)
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American (Sphere Leader)
Units: 1/12 [-110, 3 in Bolivia, 1 in Uruguay, 1 in Colombia, 2 in Venezuela, 2 in S.Vietnam, 1 in W. Germany, 1 in South Korea, -120 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/7 [-70 credits]
Economy: +370 credits
Deficit: 4000
Credit Income: +290 [Bonuses: 185 | +30 Panama Canal Control, +10 Nicaraguan Coffee, +10 Salvadoran Coffee, +10 Brazilian Iron, +10 Colombian Coffee, +10 Venezuelan Oil, +10 Liberian Rubber, +10 South African Uranium, +5 Thai Opiates, +10 Burmese Opiates, +10 Nauruan Phosphates, +10 Kuwaiti Oil, +30 Saudi Oil, +20 Iranian Oil, +115 international trade, +120 allied trade, -200 debt]
Conflicts: Minor Terrorism, Vietnam War, Laotian Civil War, Cambodian Civil War, War on Posadism
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Ku Klux Klan
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: White Supremacist, anti-Communist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Jewish Defense League
Sphere: Israeli
Ideology: Far-right Zionist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5
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Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Far-left Black Nationalist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5
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Fruit of Islam
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Religious Black Nationalist
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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American Citizens for Human Supremacy
Sphere: American
Ideology: Human Supremacist, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Earth Alliance for Peace
Sphere: American
Ideology: Anti-Militarism, Pro-Alien?
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Student Radicals
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Far-left
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-
General Secretary: Leonid Brezhnev (Master of Oblivion)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet (Sphere Leader)
Units: 7/15 [-80, 3 in Peru, 1 in East Germany, 1 in Poland, 3 in Czechoslovakia; -150 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/7 [-70 credits]
COMECON Subsidies: 60 [Wanted: 120]
Economy: +280 credits
Debt: 0
Credit Income: +230 [+10 Cuban sugar, +20 Romanian Oil, +10 Czechoslovak Industry, +10 Congolese Timber, +10 Turkish Straits Access, +30 Iraqi Oil, +120 Warsaw Pact, +45 international trade, +55 allied trade]
Conflicts: Sino-Soviet Border Tensions, Warsaw Pact Occupation of Czechoslovakia

-People's Republic of China-
Chairman: Mao Zedong (Huojin)
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Chinese (Sphere Leader)
Units: 16/16 [-160 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 2/7 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +230 credits
Debt: 800
Credit Income: +100 [+10 Zambian Copper, +10 Tanzanian Gold, +45 international trade, +25 allied trade, -40 deficit]
Projects:
*Just What the Doctor Ordered (Expected to finish L1969)
*The Underground Great Wall (Expected to finish E1969)
Conflicts: Cultural Revolution, Sino-Soviet Border Tensions, Sino-Indian Border Tensions, Restive Uyghurs, Straits Tensions
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Red Guards
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Maoist purism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-
Prime Minister: Harold Wilson (LordMoose)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: British (Sphere Leader)
Units: 2/6 [-40, 3 in the Falkland Islands, 1 in Oman, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/7 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +170 credits
Debt: 800
Credit Income: +220 [+10 Botswanan Diamonds, +10 South African Diamonds, +10 Malaysian Tin, +10 Hong Kong Shipping, +10 Trucial States Oil, +10 Qatari Oil, +10 Bahrani Oil, +10 Libyan Oil, +90 international trade, +50 allied trade, -40 deficit]
Projects:
*Black Arrow Project (Expected to finish L1968)
*Hong Kong Desalination Plant (Expected to finish L1968)
*Hong Kong Power Stations (Expected to finish L1968)
Conflicts: Northern Irish Tensions, Dhofar Rebellion, Hong Kong Tensions
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Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxist, Irish Republican
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5
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Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ulster Loyalist, British Unionist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-French Republic-
President: Charles De Gaulle (Flamelord)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: French (Sphere Leader)
Units: 6/7 [-10, 1 in Chad, -70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/7 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +170 credits [20c lost due to the Siege of Paris]
Deficit: 1000
Credit Income: +200 [+10 Nigerien Uranium, +10 Ivorian Cocoa, +10 Congolese Diamonds, +10 Central African Diamonds, +10 Malagasy Vanilla, +10 Malian Gold, +60 international trade, +70 allied trade, -50 deficit]
Conflicts: May Revolt (See European Stats)
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-Parisian Heavenly Republic-
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Sphere: Argentine?
Units: ?
Conflicts: May Revolt, Parisian Posadist Revolution, Siege of Paris, Lack of Recognition
-Republic of Cuba-
President: Fidel Castro (lbj181)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 6/9 [-30, 2 in the Human Zone of Bolivia; -90 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [+10 Cuban Sugar going to USSR]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: -20 [+30 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Occupation of the Human Zone, Militarization of Society

-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
President: Kim Il-Sung (Luc)
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +30 [+15 international trade, +15 allied trade, -0 deficit]
Conflicts: Korean War (De jure)

-Federal Republic of Germany-
Chancellor: Kurt Georg Kiesinger (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Sphere: American
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +130 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +140 [+30 international trade, +40 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Student Unrest

-Republic of Indonesia-
President: Suharto (-Open-)
Dometic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Sphere: American
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit,]
Projects:
*Indonesian Space Programme (Expected to finish E1970)
Conflicts: Communist Holdouts, Separatist Insurgency
=
Free Papua Movement
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Papauan Nationalism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Iraq-
President: Abdul Rahman Arif (Litos)
Domestic Popularity: Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 5/6 [-10, 1 Unit in Jordan, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 [+30 Iraqi Oil going to USSR]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +45 [+35 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Iraqi-Kurdish Conflict (Ceasefire), Political Unrest
=
Kurdish Democratic Party
Sphere: Neutral (Iranian)
Ideology: Kurdish Nationalist
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Islamic Dawa Party
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Shia Islamist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
People's Mujahedin of Iran [Sheltering]
Sphere: Iraqi
Ideology: Left-wing nationalism, socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Imperial State of Iran-
Shah: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 [+30 Iranian Oil going to UK]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +80 [+40 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Leftist tensions, Islamist tensions, Restive Kurds, Restive Balochs
=
Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
People's Mujahedin of Iran
Sphere: Iraqi
Ideology: Left-wing nationalism, socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Baluch Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral (Iraqi)
Ideology: Baloch Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-State of Israel-
Prime Minister: Levi Eshkol (Acecipher)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: American
Military Units: 5/7 [-30, 2 Units cracking down, 1 Unit in Sinai, -70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 credits
Foreign Aid: 0 [Wanted: 0]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +45 [+20 international trade, +40 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts:Conflicts: Arab–Israeli Conflict, Occupation of the West Bank, Occupation of the Golan Heights, Israeli Occupation of the Sinai, Fighting Palestinian Resistance
=
Palestine National Liberation Movement (PNLM/Fatah)
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Sphere: PLO (Syria)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 4/5
=
Palestinian Popular Struggle Organisation (PPSO)
Sphere: PLO (Egypt)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 3/5
=
Vanguard for the Popular Liberation War
Sphere: PLO (Syrian)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Ba’athism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Federal Republic of Nigeria
Head of Federal Military Government: Yakubu Gowon (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 [+20 Nigerian Oil occupied by Rebels]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +35 [+25 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Units: 4
Conflicts: Nigerian Civil War, Restive Muslims
=
Agbekoya Peasant Rebels
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Yoruba Tribalism, Peasant Rights
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5
Units: 1
=
Republic of Biafra
Sphere: Neutral (French)
Ideology: Igbo Separatism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 2

-Polish People's Republic-
Chancellor: Marian Spychalski (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 3/4 [-10, 1 in Czechoslovakia; -40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+10 international trade, +30 allied trade, -10 deficit, Comecon Subsidies: +10]
Conflicts: Political Unrest, Warsaw Pact Occupation of Czechoslovakia

-Socialist Republic of Romania-
President: Nicolae Ceaușescu (Flaming Bolshevik)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 4/4 [-30 maintenance, 1 Free unit gained E1968]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [Has +20 Romanian Oil bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+10 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit, Comecon Subsidies: +10]
Projects:
*National Highways To Fight Aliens (Expected to finish L1968)
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-
King: Faisal (Gesar)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Sphere: American
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None [Reactor In Progress]
Economy: +85 [+30 Saudi Oil going to USA]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +105 [+40 international trade, +20 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Projects:
*Glowing Sands (Expected to finish E1971)
Conflicts: Purges, Palestinian Refugees
=
Palestine National Liberation Movement (PNLM/Fatah) [Ceasefire]
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Republic of South Africa-
Prime Minister: Balthazar Johannes Vorster (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Very Low
Sphere: American
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100 credits [Has +10 uranium bonuses going to USA, +10 diamond bonus going to UK]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +85 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Anti-Apartheid resistance, South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
Spear of the Nation
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Apartheid, Socialism, Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
Azanian People's Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Anti-Apartheid, Pan-Africanism, Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Rhodesia-
Prime Minister: Ian Smith (DutchGuy)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Very Low
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [Has +10 Rhodesian Tobacco bonus going to themselves]
Deficit: 200
Credit income: +50 [+10 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Rhodesian Bush War, Recognition, Sanctions
=
Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Socialism, Nationalism, Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Nationalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Spear of the Nation
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Apartheid, Socialism, Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-United Republic of Tanzania-
President: Julius Nyerere (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Chinese
Military Units: 3/3 [-30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 credits [Has +10 Tanzanian Gold bonus going to China]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -5 deficit,]
Conflicts: None

-United Arab Republic (Egypt)-
President: Gamal Abdel Nasser (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: High
Sphere: Egyptian (Sphere Leader)
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 [+30 Sinai Canal Bonus Occupied by Israel]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +75 [+30 international trade, +20 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, Islamist Terrorism, Marian Apparitions, Political Unrest
=
Muslim Brotherhood (Ceasefire)
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Sunni Islamist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Democratic Republic of Vietnam-
President: Hồ Chí Minh Coin (RinKou)
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +30 [+0 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Projects:
Second Five-Year Plan [10% Chance of Economic Boost Per Turn until E1973]
Conflicts: Vietnam War [Ceasefire!]

-Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia-
President: Tito (CarpeVerpa)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +70 [+40 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit,]
Conflicts: Croatian Spring, Liberal Reforms, Volunteers in the Human Zone

-Republic of India-
Prime Minister: Indira Gandhi (-Open-)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Indian (Sphere Leader)
Military Units: 7/7 [-70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +110
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +75 [+40 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Tensions with Pakistan, Sino-Indian border dispute, Kashmir Conflict, Ethnic and Communist Insurgency
=
Naxalites
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
United National Liberation Front
Sphere: Pakistani/Chinese
Ideology: Manipur separatism, Socialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Naga Federal Government
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Naga separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Naga Federal Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Naga separatism, Socialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Mizo National Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Mizo autonomy
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Islamic Republic of Pakistan-
President: Ayub Khan (Snacks)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Projects:
*On the Highway Construction to Hell (Expected to finish E1969)
Conflicts: Tensions with India, Kashmir Conflict, Restive Baluchs, Bengali Nationalists in East Pakistan
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Baluch Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral (Iraqi)
Ideology: Baloch Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Democratic Republic of the Congo-
President: Joseph-Désiré Mobutu (Coin)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits [Has +10 Congolese Diamonds bonus going to France]
Deficit: 400
Credit Income: +30 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -20 deficit]
Projects:
*Increased Food Security (Expected to finish L1968)
*Standard Safety Measures™ (Expected to finish E1969)
*Infrastructure Improvement (Expected to finish E1971)
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
People's Revolutionary Party
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Marxism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Swiss Confederation-
Leader: Swiss Federal Council (Serenissima)
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: High
Sphere: Neutral
Military Units: 2/2 [-20 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +90 [+20 international trade, +0 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Ongoing Projects:
*Alpine Defences (Expected to finish E1969)
*Nuclear Power Plants (Expected to finish L1969)
*Projekt Gessler (Expected to finish E1970)
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Peru-
President: Juan Velasco Alvarado (Murtox)
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Sphere: Soviet
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80
Deficit: 350
Credit Income: +45 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Post-Coup Unrest, Refugee Unrest, Soviet Intervention, Rumours of Posadist insurgency

-Federative Republic of Brazil-
President: Artur da Costa e Silva (Aesculus)
Domestic Popularity: Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat low
Sphere: American
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100 [Has +10 Brazilian Iron bonus going to the United States]
Deficit: 500
Credit Income: +65 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -25 deficit]
Conflicts: Years of Lead, Political Unrest
=
Revolutionary Movement 8th October
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 3/5
=
National Liberation Action
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Popular Revolutionary Vanguard
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Communism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Popular Action
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Communist Party of Brazil - Red Wing
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Revolutionary Workers Party
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Brazilian Revolutionary Communist Party
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Comando de Libertação Nacional
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Araguaia Guerrilla
Sphere: China
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Brazilian Section of the Trotskyist-Posadist IVth International
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5

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Re: World (and Off-World) News

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North AmericaShow
-Dominion of Canada-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3, 1 in Cyprus
Conflicts: Terrorism, Political Unrest
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Quebec Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Quebecois nationalism, Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Greenland-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Danish Territory (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: Restive Inuits, Radioactive Contamination

-Saint Pierre and Miquelon-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-United Mexican States- [Has +20 Mexican Oil bonus going to no one]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Dirty War
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Leftist guerrillas
Sphere: Soviet / Neutral / Argentine
Ideology: Communism, Socialism, Social Justice, Posadism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Republic of Haiti-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominican Republic-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Commonwealth of Jamaica-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Bahama Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominica-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Commonwealth of Puerto Rico-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Puertoricans

-Trinidad and Tobago-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Grenada-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Saint Vincent-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Saint Lucia-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Antigua-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Anguilla Separatist Conflict
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Republic of Anguilla
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Ideology: Anguilla Independence
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Bermuda-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Cayman Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Montserrat-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-British Virgin Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-United States Virgin Islands-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Turks and Caicos Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Barbados-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guadeloupe-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Martinique-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Netherlands Antilles-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-British Honduras-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Belizean-Guatemalan territorial dispute

-Republic of El Salvador- [Has +10 Salvadoran Coffee bonus going to the United States]
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Rural Uncertainty

-Republic of Honduras-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Guatemala- [Has +10 Guatemalan Spices bonus going to no one]
Government: Military Rule, Multi-party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Guatemalan Civil War, Belizean-Guatemalan Territorial Dispute
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Guerrilla Army of the Poor
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Rebel Armed Forces
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Focalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5
Units: 1

-Republic of Nicaragua- [Has +10 Nicaraguan Coffee bonus going to the United States]
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Nicaraguan Revolution
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Sandinista National Liberation Front
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Sandinismo, Marxism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Republic of Panama-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Panama Canal Zone- [Has +30 Panama Canal control bonus going to the United States]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Costa Rica-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Conflicts: None
South AmericaShow
-ARGENTINE REPUBLIC-
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Units: ?
Conflicts: Posadist Revolution, Unknown

-REPUBLIC OF CHILE- [Has +10 Chilean Cooper bonus going to no one]
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Units: ?
Conflicts: Chilean Posadist Revolution

-REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA- [Has +10 Bolivian Tin bonus going to no one]
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Units: ?
Conflicts: Bolivian Posadist Revolution

-Bolivian Human Zone-
Government: Military Occupation
Stability: 1
Sphere: Cuban/American
Units: 0
Conflicts: Bolivian Posadist Revolution, Cuban/American Occupation, Maoist Insurgency
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Bolivian 1st Army Division
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Socialism, Left-wing Bolivian Nationalism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
Condor Brigade
Sphere: American
Ideology: Fascism, Right-Wing Bolivian Nationalism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 1/5
Units: 1
=
American Eagle Battalion
Sphere: American
Ideology: Far-Right, Pan-Americanism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5
Units: 1
=
Đuro Đaković Battalion
Sphere: Yugoslav
Ideology: Titoism, Proletarian Internationalism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
Poor Peasants Union
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Qullasuyu Separatism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1

-Republic of Colombia- [Has +10 Colombian Coffee bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Colombian Conflict
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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 1/5
Units: 1
=
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Humanity’s Army (FARC-EH) [Ceasefire]
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
National Liberation Army
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism, Liberation Theology
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Popular Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
Units: 1
=
19th of April Movement
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Posadist Trotskyist Workers Party
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5
=
Paramilitary Groups
Sphere: Colombian (American)
Ideology: Right-wing, Anti-Communism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Ecuador-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Political Unrest

-Republic of Paraguay-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency, Martial Law
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Paraguayan People’s Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Socialism, Indigenous Rights
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1

-Oriental Republic of Uruguay-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency, Martial Law
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Tupamaros National Liberation Movement
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 4/5
=
Revolutionary Workers Party Trotskyist-Posadist
Sphere: Argentine
Ideology: Posadism
Insurgent: ?/5
Terrorist: ?/5

-Republic of Venezuela- [Has +10 Venezuelan Oil bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Cuban (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Dutch Suriname-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Guyana-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet (Neutral)
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-French Guiana-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Separatists
EuropeShow
-Federal Republic of Germany-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Division of Germany, Left-wing dissent, Student Unrest

-Italian Republic-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Growing Political Tension, Student Unrest, Fascist Terrorism
=
New Order
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Neo-Fascism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
National Vanguard
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Neo-Fascism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Republic of Rose Island-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
Conflicts: Recognition, Tensions with Italy

-Spanish State-
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Anti-Francoist terrorism, Separatism, Border Conflicts with Morocco, Student Unrest, Decolonization
=
Spanish National Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Francoism, Anti-Imperialism Republicanism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Left-wing Basque Nationalism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
Guanche Armed Forces
Sphere: Neutral (Algerian)
Ideology: Canarian Separatism, Berberism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Argentine Legion [Sheltering]
Sphere: Neutral (Spanish)
Ideology: Argentine Nationalism, Perónism, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1

-Portuguese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American (Neutral)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Portuguese Colonial Wars

-Gibraltar-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Political Unrest

-Parisian Heavenly Republic-
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Sphere: Argentine?
Units: ?
Conflicts: May Revolt, Parisian Posadist Revolution, Siege of Paris, Lack of Recognition

-Principality of Andorra-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Principality of Monaco-
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Vatican City State-
Government: Theocracy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Republic of San Marino-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Rose Island-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
Conflicts: Recognition, Tensions with Italy

-State of Malta-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Greece-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Military Dictatorship
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: None
=
Sea Organization [Sheltering]
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Scientology, Anti-Alien
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 3/5
Units: 1

-Republic of Cyprus-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Turkish Cypriots
=
Turkish Resistance Organisation
Sphere: Turkey
Ideology: Turkish Separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters
Sphere: Greece
Ideology: Enosis
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Akrotiri and Dhekelia-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-People's Republic of Albania-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 3
Conflicts: Restive Greeks, Yugoslav Tensions

-People's Republic of Bulgaria-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2/3 (1 in Czechoslovakia)
Conflicts: Warsaw Pact Occupation of Czechoslovakia

-People's Republic of Hungary-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1/2 (1 in Czechoslovakia)
Conflicts: Warsaw Pact Occupation of Czechoslovakia

-Czechoslovak Socialist Republic- [Has +10 Czechoslovak Industry bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 1
Sphere: Soviet Occupation
Units: 3
Conflicts: Warsaw Pact Occupation

-West Berlin-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Conflicts: Division of Germany

-Republic of Austria-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Principality of Liechtenstein-
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: West German (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Grand Duchy of Luxembourg-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Belgium-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Student Unrest, Linguistic Conflict

-German Democratic Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3/4 (1 in Czechoslovakia)
Conflicts: Warsaw Pact Occupation of Czechoslovakia

-Kingdom of the Netherlands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Denmark-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2, 1 in Cyprus
Conflicts: Student Unrest

-Faroe Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Danish Territory (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Sweden-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Student Unrest

-Kingdom of Norway-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Iceland-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Finland-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet (Neutral)
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Ireland-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: The Troubles
=
Provisional Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Irish Republicanism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 3/5
=
Official Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Irish Republicanism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 2/5
=
Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: British (Neutral)
Ideology: British unionism, Ulster loyalism, anti-Catholicism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
AfricaShow
-Kingdom of Morocco-
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Years of Lead, Border Conflicts with Spain

-Spanish Sahara-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 2
Sphere: Spanish Colony
Units: 2 [+ 1 Spanish Legion]
Conflicts: Decolonization, Tensions with Mauritania-Morocco
=
Movement for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Wadi el Dhahab [Ceasefire]
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Western Saharan Independence, Sahrawi Rights, Islamism, Pacifism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrrorist: 0/5

-People's Democratic Republic of Algeria-
Government: Military Rule, Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
Conflicts: None

-Tunisian Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Student Unrest

-Kingdom of Libya- [Has +10 Libyan Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Republic of the Sudan-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Sudanese Civil War, Islamist and Communist tensions
=
Land Freedom Army (Anyanya)
Sphere: Neutral (Israeli)
Ideology: South Sudanese separatism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Liberation Movement of South Sudan
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: South Sudanese separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Chad-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
=
First Liberation Army (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral (Libyan)
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye, otherwise divided
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Second Liberation Army (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral (Libyan)
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye, otherwise divided
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Liberation Front of Chad
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye, Islamism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Popular Front for the Liberation of Chad
Sphere: Sudanese
Ideology: Anti-Tombalbaye
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Mali- [Has +10 Malian Gold bonus going to France]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Tuaregs, Political Unrest, Malian Cultural Revolution

-Republic of Niger- [Has +10 Nigerien Uranium bonus going to France]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Tuaregs, Left-Wing Insurgency
=
African Socialist Movement - Sawaba
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Socialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Islamic Republic of Mauritania- [Has +10 Mauritanian Fishing bonus going to no one]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Senegal-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Jolas, Portuguese Border Clashes, Student Unrest
=
Senegalese Student Protesters
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Anti-Senghorism, Student Rights Democracy
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

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

-Portuguese Cape Verde-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Colonialism, Socialism, Marxism
Insurgent:4/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Portuguese Guinea-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-Colonialism, Socialism, Marxism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1

-Republic of Guinea-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence

-Sierra Leone-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 1
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Conflicts: Ethnic tensions, military unrest

-Republic of Liberia- [Has +10 Liberian Rubber bonus going to the United States]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Ivory Coast- [Has +10 Ivorian Cocoa bonus going to France]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: Sanwi Separatism, Student Unrest

-Republic of Upper Volta-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Political Unrest

-Republic of Ghana- [Has +10 Ghanian Gold bonus going to no one]
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Togolese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Dahomey-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 1
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: Political Unrest

-Federal Republic of Cameroon-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 3
Conflicts: None
=
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, African Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Central African Republic- [Has +10 Central African Diamonds bonus going to France]
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Gabonese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Saint Helena-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Equatorial Guinea-
Government: ?
Stability: ?
Sphere: Neutral
Units: ?
Conflicts: ???

-Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of the Congo- [Has +10 Congolese Timber bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Portuguese West Africa [Has +10 Angolan Coffee bonus and +10 Angolan Oil bonus going to Portugal]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 2
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 3
Conflicts: Angolan War of Independence, South African Border War
=
People's Army for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Marxism, anti-Colonialism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Armed Forces of the Liberation of Angola (UNITA)
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: 'Maoism', Socialism,anti-Colonialism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA)
Sphere: American
Ideology: Conservatism, anti-Colonialism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
Sphere: French
Ideology: Cabindan separatism, anti-colonialism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Katangan ex-Gendarmes
Sphere: Portuguese
Ideology: Anti-Mobutu, Katangan separatism, warlordism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Botswana- [Has +10 Botswanan Diamond bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-South-West Africa- [Has +10 South-West African Diamonds bonus going to South Africa]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
People's Liberation Army of Namibia (SWAPO)
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Anti-colonialism, Marxism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
South West African National Union (SWANU)
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Anti-colonialism, Socialism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Kingdom of Lesotho-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Swaziland-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Independence Agitation

-Republic of Malawi-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: South African (American)
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Portuguese East Africa- [Has +10 Mozambican Coal bonus going to Portugal]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Conflicts: Mozambican War of Independence
=
Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Sphere: Soviet/Chinese
Ideology: Marxism, anti-colonialism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Zambia- [Has +10 Zambian Copper bonus going to China]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Malagasy Republic- [+10 Malagsy Vanilla bonus going to France]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Conflicts: Ethnic Tensions

-Réunion-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Mauritius-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Independence Agitation

-Comoros-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-The Seychelles-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Rwandese Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Belgian (American)
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Tutsi

-Republic of Burundi-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Hutus

-Republic of Uganda-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Political unrest, separatism
=
Rwenzururu separatists
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic nationalism, monarchism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Republic of Kenya-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Conflicts: Restive Somalis

-Somali Republic- [Has +10 Somali Livestock bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Italian (Neutral)
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Restive clans

-Ethiopian Empire-- [Has +10 Ethiopian Coffee bonus too unstable to export]
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Eritrean War of Independence, Restive Somalis, Student Unrest
=
Eritrean Liberation Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Eritrean nationalism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-French Territory of the Afars and the Issas-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None
AsiaShow
-State of Japan-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Japanese-American tensions

-United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Japanese-American tensions

-Republic of Korea-
Government: Military Rule, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Korean War (De jure)

-Mongolian People's Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of China (Taiwan)-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Straits Tensions, Recognition

-British Hong Kong- [Has +10 Hong Kong Shipping bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with China

-Portuguese Macau- [Has +5 Macau Gambling bonus going to Portugal]
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with China

-Republic of Vietnam-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Vietnam War, Political Unrest
=
National Liberation Front for South Vietnam [Ceasefire]
Sphere: North Vietnamese (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, anti-Imperialism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 3/5
Units: 2

-Kingdom of Cambodia-
Government: Constitutional Monarchy / Single-party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Cambodian Civil War, Vietnam War
=
Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism, Communism, Khmer Nationalism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
Free Khmer
Sphere: South Vietnamese (American)
Ideology: Anti-Communism, Anti-Monarchism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 1/5
Units: 1

-Kingdom of Laos-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Military Dictatorship
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Laotian Civil War, Vietnam War
=
Pathet Lao [Ceasefire]
Sphere: North Vietnamese (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, anti-Imperialism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
Hmong guerrillas
Sphere: American
Ideology: Anti-Communism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Kingdom of Thailand- [Has +5 Thai Opiates bonus going to the United States]
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Military Dictatorship
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
People's Liberation Army of Thailand
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Malaysia- [Has +10 Malaysian Tin bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency
=
Malayan National Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 3/5
Terrorist: 1/5
Units: 1
=
Sarawak People's Guerrillas
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Republic of Singapore- [Has +10 Singapore Strait bonus going to no one]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sultanate of Brunei-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Portuguese Timor-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Republic of the Philippines-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Communist Insurgency, Ethnic Unrest
=
New People's Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Union of Burma- [Has +10 Burmese Opiates going to the United States]
Government: Military Rule, Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 4
Conflicts: Burmese Civil War
=
People's Army
Sphere: Chinese
Ideology: Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Kachin Independence Army
Sphere: CPB (Chinese)
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Karenni Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Rohingya Mujahideen
Sphere: Pakistani
Ideology: Ethnic separatism, Islamism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
=
Mon National Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Pa-O National Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Communist Party of Arakan
Sphere: Neutral (Chinese)
Ideology: Ethnic separatism, Communism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Shan State Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Karen National Liberation Army
Sphere: Thai (American)
Ideology: Ethnic separatism
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Patriotic Liberation Army
Sphere: Thai (American)
Ideology: Anti-Ne Win, pro-democracy
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5

-Kingdom of Afghanistan- [Has +10 Afghani Opiates bonus going to no one]
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Dominion of Ceylon-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Tamils, leftist unrest

-Sultanate of Maldives-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Nepal-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Conflicts: Leftist tensions
=
Chushi Gangdruk
Sphere: Indian (America)
Ideology: Tibetan Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Kingdom of Bhutan-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Sikkim-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian Protectorate
Units: 0
Conflicts: None
OceaniaShow
-Commonwealth of Australia-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Conflicts: None

-Territory of Christmas Island-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of Norfolk Island-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of the Cocos Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of Papua and New Guinea-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Australian Colony
Units: 2
Conflict: Bougainville Separatism

-Dominion of New Zealand-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Cook Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: New Zealander Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Niue-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: New Zealander Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Tokelau Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: New Zealander Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Colony of Fiji-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-British Solomon Islands Protectorate-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Independence movement

-Gilbert and Ellice Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Ethnic tensions, independence movement

-New Hebrides Condominium-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Anglo-French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Separatist tensions, Independence movement

-Canton and Enderbury Islands Condiminium-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Anglo-American Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Pitcairn Islands-
Government: Ceremonial Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Nauru- [Has +10 Nauruan Phosphates bonus going to the United States]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Australian (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Kingdom of Tonga-
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-American Samoa-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Independent State of Western Samoa-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: New Zealander (American)
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Guam-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: None

-French Polynesia-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-New Caledonia-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None

-Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: None
Middle EastShow
-State of Kuwait- [Has +10 Kuwaiti Oil bonus going to the United States]
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Conflicts: Border uncertainties


-Emirate of Abu Dhabi- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Ajman- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Dubai- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Fujairah- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Sharjah- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Umm al-Quwain- [Contributes to +10 Trucial States Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 0
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Emirate of Qatar- [Has +10 Qatari Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Absolute Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Decolonization

-Kingdom of Bahrain- [Has +10 Bahraini Oil bonus going to the United Kingdom]
Government: Executive Monarchy, Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Conflicts: Restive Shiites, Decolonization

-Sultanate of Muscat and Oman- [Has +10 Omani Oil bonus too unstable to export]
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Stability: 2
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Conflicts: Dhofar Rebellion
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Dhofar Liberation Front [Ceasefire]
Sphere: South Yemeni (Soviet)
Ideology: Arab nationalism, Marxism
Insurgent: 4/5
Terrorist: 3/5
Units: 1

-Yemen Arab Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Conflicts: Post-War Tensions, Insurgency
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Monarchist Holdouts
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Monarchism, anti-Saudi Arabian
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
Units: 1
=
People's Revolutionary Army
Sphere: South Yemeni (Soviet)
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Arab Natiobalism, Yemeni Unification
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-People's Republic of Yemen-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2
Conflicts: None

-Syrian Arab Republic-
Government: Single-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Conflicts: Islamist Terrorism
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Muslim Brotherhood
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Sunni Islamist
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan-
Government: Executive Monarchy, Multi-Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Conflicts: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Palestinian Refugee Problems
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Palestinian Liberation Organization
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 5/5
Terrorist: 3/5
Units: 2
=
Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PDFLP)
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism, Marxism-Leninism, Maoism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 2/5

-Lebanese Republic-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Syrian
Units: 1
Conflicts: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon
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Kataeb Regulatory Forces
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Lebanese Nationalism, Pro-Maronite, Pro-Western
Insurgent: 2/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Zgharta Liberation Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Lebanese Nationalism, Pro-Maronite, Pro-Western
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
=
Al-Mourabitoun
Sphere: Egypt
Ideology: Nasserism, Pan-Arabism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Palestinian Militias
Sphere: PLO
Ideology: Palestinian Nationalism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5

-Republic of Turkey- [Has +10 Turkish Straits access bonus going to the Soviet Union]
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Conflicts: Restive Kurds, political unrest
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Grey Wolves
Sphere: Turkish (American)
Ideology: Far-right, pan-Turkism
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Islamism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5
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Left-wing militants
Sphere: Soviet
Ideology: Left-wing
Insurgent: 1/5
Terrorist: 0/5
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Armenian Revolutionary Army
Sphere: Neutral
Ideology: Armenian Nationalism
Insurgent: 0/5
Terrorist: 1/5

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