Friday, April 29, 2005

April 29th 2005

Todays Headlines...
BONG! Rebellion draws to a close
BONG! Regional flag??
The rebellion on Ruescher is about to draw to a close whithin the next few days. With help on earth from Maximum Depreciation, Crenshar, numbtys and Oogywala the battle then moved onto space where The Crenshar space fleet along with the remaining space fleet of Ruescher has almost finished them off despite the rebels having an alliance with the Alein Horde. After 2 weeks of fighting the war upon Mars was declared over by Crenshar who lost the entire 3rd fleet.
The king of Ruescher also announced that due to the decimation of his army during the rebel uprising he shall be devoting the entire govenment budget to funding the rebuilding of his army.
A new debate has come up recently over why the region of Abyss has not got a regional flag?
Not many had thought about this untill now and a few designs have been brought to the attention of the founder already. If anyone has any ideas about the regional flag or would like to show us there own design for one please post in the regional forums under the thread "regional flag"

Latest News 28th April 2005

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BONG! Horde threat ended with controversial weapon!

The horde threat has been ended with extreme efficiency by Ruescher. The alien planet is now no more as Ruescher used a very controversial wepon to end the threat once and for all. He used a ship version of the Death Stars which he was so against yet he allows his own fleet to use basically the same form of weapons. This has caused uproar within the region with many nations very angry with what Ruescher has done. Crenshar has pointed out that this latest weapon of the Ruescher fleet is against the Mars accord which is strongly denied by Rueschers king. King Jock II of Maximum Depreciation has announced that he is bringing his troops back from the soils of Ruescher untill this has been sorted out. He believes that it is against his nations morals to help a nation who goes back on there principles.

28th April 2005

The headlines today…

BONG! New nations help Ruescher as a unexpected twist comes apparent
BONG! A new nation emerges in Abyss
BONG! A new era for the ARAF and New Medals Awarded

The rebellion within the kingdom of Ruescher today spread across Abyss as more nations sent in troops to try and quell the uprising. The nations of numbtys and Oogywala have sent in a combined total of 576000 personnel which includes a strong force of medical staff. The kingdom of Ruescher is now hopeful of ending this war on earth quickly.In space, however, it is a different story as new Intel reports have shown that the alien species known as the horde have an alliance with the rebels. The Prime minister of Oogywala earlier released a statement on the number of his army personnel that he shall send to help Ruescher defeat the alien hordes.
“These forces will include our famous OSS BattleAxe fighters and our medium-class OSS Predators, but these will not be going it alone. They will be joined by our recently completed Imperial Class fleet, which was scheduled to be unveiled early next week. In the wake of recent events, however, there is no time to waste with fluff and ceremony. Our fighters will be deployed immediately.”
the Prime minister also asked for help from all nations in Abyss stating that the alien war was not just an alien war upon Ruescher but all nations in Abyss. Shortly after this was announced Ruescher landed around 4 million troops onto the aliens home world. The king said that his remaining loyal troops that are not in battle on earth shall defeate this threat and has therefore asked all nations of Abyss not to help them during this particular battle as it is not one to be won.

In regional news a new class of people have been given its independence in Abyss and has formed a new country. The new government of Thorran announced it had been trying to secure independence for years and are happy has it has finally been granted.

A new era for the ARAF today began as for the first time in its history Non UN nations were able to be emitted into the army. Due to growing pressure from some nations the DEFCOM has ordered the general to allow this, even though it is against the generals own opinion. These new Non UN nations shall form a new Intel division that shall be announced later today. In other ARAF news New army medals were awarded to some members of ARAF in recognition of there bravery in the line of duty.
The medals and the recipients are as follows:
Abyssian Order of the Crescent Crown:
Maximum Depreciation

Abyssian Order of the Silver Crown:

Abyssian Freedom Medal:
Far Hills

ARAF Combat medal, 4th class:

ARAF Imperial Service Award :

ARAF Silver Star:
All who are in City of London that have not gotten this before....

Abyssian Enlistment Medal, 2nd Class:
Maximum Depreciation

More medals are expected to follow in the near future.

Latest News 27th April 2005

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BONG! Update "revolt within Ruescher!"
BONG! ARAF Promotion!

The nations of Maximum Depreciation and Crenshar have now sent a combined total of over 2million troops to try and force back the rebels and restore The monarchy of Ruescher. There have been clashes on the main ports of Ruescher resulting in many dead on both sides although no figure has yet been released. One main battle during this war codenamed operation Monarchy was the space battle near the Moon of Phobos. A huge battle erupted there not long ago resulting in many deaths on both sides. The 8th and 4th divisions of Crenshar fleets engaged the enemy and later with the help of the remaining space fleet of Rueschers managed to defeat the rebels and prevent the war from reaching the space colonies. Immense damage has been made upon buildings within Ruescher and the bill is said to already be within the billions.

With the army in action over in City of London, it has been announced that there has been a promotion within the ranks. The general today announced that Corporal Ruescher has been promoted to Captain due to his services to Intel research. Ruescher is said to be very pleased with his promotion and has revealed that wants to carry on working his way up the ranks.

27th April 2005

Today’s Headlines…
BONG! Nationstates Collapses!
BONG! War games halt!
BONG! Davidu accepts controversial methods of dealing with crowd violence!
BONG! Uprising in the Kingdom of Ruescher!

On Apr 26 2005, 10:00 GMT Nationstates suffered a crash which sent all users of NS around the globe into a worried frenzy fearing that there nations have been deleted. At first most users couldn’t get on the NS home page as it was refusing there password. Many just thought that it might be a mistake but soon things started to get serious. Those who could get on saw that the feeder regions, the Pacific’s, were gone. They also noticed that regions such as C.o.L had disappeared as well. Soon the creator of NS, Max Barry, made an public announcement about the collapse.
“Today our server ran out of disk space. Some servers, confronted with this situation, would collapse in a screaming heap, but not ours. Oh no! Instead it sucked it up and kept on running. Of course, it couldn't save anything, so almost every nation and region it touched got deleted or corrupted, but still, you have to admire its spirit.Here's what happened: we realized (a) that terrible, terrible things were happening to the game, ( this was because we'd run out of disk space, and © yes, we really should have caught this earlier. Fortunately, we had a complete backup from earlier in the day, so we took down the game and began restoring.Here's what this means: if you did anything in the 20 hours before the game went down, it's been undone. Legislation passed, telegrams sent, endorsements granted or regional movement: none of it really happened.Nations deleted in the last 20 hours will be back. (Although if they were deleted by mods, you can bet they'll be re-deleted pretty quick.) Nations created in the last 20 hours have vanished. You can re-create them, but unfortunately I suspect we'll run into some forum account wackiness, because the forum itself is not being reset. If you have problems, please see the Known Problems page.”
So there you have it NS is now back up and running with just minor damage done.

The national war games of the Abyss Regional Armed Forces-ARAF- have come to an unexpected halt today due to recent activity in the region ‘City of London.’ The break shall only be for a few days and the war games shall be running again soon. The order to halt the war games and move to City of London apparently came from the top but as yet this has been unconfirmed. The information we have is sketchy at best so we shall have to wait. We shall bring you more news on this as we get it.

In regional news Davidu has accepted the controversial methods of crowd control to try and stop the recent revolt that has happened there. This new device shall give the protesters a mild case of sunburn but has also been proved that cancer can develop if you are subjected to the device for a long time. The device can effect around 2000 people max.

Today the king of Ruescher called for help from all nations of Abyss due to an uprising in his country.. The reason for this revolt is for supposed democratic change in the country which has for a long time remained a monarchy. The king released a statement shortly before being taken away to a safe hiding place by his only loyal troops, the police force.
"Today my country is attempting to overthrow my government and this cannot happen. I beg all the nations of Abyss to aid me in this struggle to maintain my power. If a revolt of this sort succeeds here, who’s to say it wont occur in your country. I am asking for help in return for all the generous things Ruescher has done in the past for you. So I beg of you help me!"
So far the rebels have so far taken the royal palace but no news has been heard if this revolt has reached as far as Venus and other space colonies of Rueschers. So far Crenshar and Maximum Depreciation have pledged to send around 800,000 personel to try and help.

April 26th 2005 Daily News

The headlines today,
Bong! War games Commence!
Bong! Army enlistment questioned!
Bong! Region Decline!
Bong! Rumbles of revolt continue!
Bong! Kingdom of Ruescher and numbtys declare peace!

The ARAFs national War games commenced last week had its first part of major action yesterday as the Alpha team sent in its first invader units to topple the defence set up by Omeaga team. This came as a shock to Omeaga team as it was so soon in coming seeing that the defence was only set up at the last Update. The regional delegate, ‘The Dominion of House Atreidies’ soon ejected them making it the first successful defence of the war game region since war games was invented. The nations that were ejected are free to try again at a later date as they have been removed from the regional ban list. We shall update you with more news on this as events happen.

Army enlistment methods were today questioned and deemed unfair by members of our region. Monadnock has asked our general as to why only Un nations can become official members of the ARAF. The general confined by legal requirements could only give a brief response as to not compromise the Army.
“ We only let Un nations enlist in the army as, anyone involved in NationStates will know, only UN nations can endorse a certain member.”
Monadnock the regional delegate of Abyss responded with this to say
“ There are some regions that want only non-un nations. They don't want a un delegate at all. I'm not saying to allow people to go up through the ranks but lower ranks. What's the harm? They can serve as scouts, etc.”
The general was unable to comment on this but is said to be seriously considering letting non UN nations in the army.

The region has suffered a sharp decline in numbers over the recent weeks that is starting to worry certain members of Abyss. We have been told that this recent decline is nothing to worry about as they are mainly old ’puppet’ nations that have been dying. A result of the recent decline in numbers is also due to the War games that are taking place as we speak as most of the army is taking part.

Rumbles of revolt continue today within the puppet nation of KRSONE as major government building take hits from protesters. The revolutionaries are getting more dangerous by the day with these latest bombings upon government buildings and the embassy of Crenshar which resulted in 19 dead and 53 wounded. Davidu has though rejected the offer of help from the Kingdom of Ruescher and numbtys as they do not want to become involved within their current disagreement. Crenshar has offered to lend them its new military grade microwave generators which gives protesters a mild case of sun burn but as yet it is very controversial. Research has found that prolonged exposure to this device can lead to cancer and other diseases. This has been denied by both Crensher and Maximum Depreciation who use the device frequently.The Kingdoms of Ruescher and numbtys today declare peace bringing an end to months of fighting between the two nations. It has been agreed by the two nations that The kingdom of Numbtys can have an army of 1 soldier to every 1000 citizens. This has been put in place to prevent Numbtys from attacking them again. Many nations within Abyss believe the restrictions should be placed upon Ruescher who many believe is a warmonger.