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Founding Tree Rainforest -

PostPosted: 08 Jun 2019, 20:38
by jonisilk
As the Founding Tree enters it’s last 200 years of expected life, it has once again reacted to environmental change following the tsunami that devastated most of Mars domestic food crops, with what might be it's final burst of growth.

After several decades of slow recovery, necessitating increased food imports from elsewhere, Tigris Plannus is once more yielding a bountiful harvest, but traditional crop agriculture is now no longer possible and thankfully, no longer necessary, as careful management and cultivation of this expanding habitat should prove sufficient to displace the prior agricultural losses. As such, much effort has been made to convert regions of rainforest into agricultural sections by selective breeding of certain crops in particular regions, taking this new resource and learning to live off it in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Wildlife has bounced back in abundance, while in other regions, the mountains of Firne in the South-East, are now lush with vegetation that now starts to encroach upon regions beyond the Corporations own borders, and a vast number of domestic settlements now find themselves besieged on all side by jungle canopy, as many of the major cities of Tigirs Plannus, Elostil and Firne increasingly become islands of civilization among a sea of rainforest.

Estimates are, that within 15 to 20 years, at current rate, 90% of the PCG’s total land area on Mars will be covered by the Founding-Tree Rain-Forest (100% of Tigrus Plannus, Elostil & Firne, & 60% of Frasta, while the much smaller coastal region of Langale Province has only 10% of coverage). In short, the PCG’s borders will no longer contain the entirety of the rainforest. and it is now affecting the environment in areas that are not under the Corporations control.

In the North/Central East, it pushes into Nurotaz and Northern Fireke from Tigris Plannus
In the Central and South East it extends across the mountains of Firne (where Nomads have been settled for centuries), into Southern Fireke and Kir.

Meanwhile in the West it has started to move in the North from Frasta into Listum (npc) and the South from Elostil, around the Serene Sea into Consortium lands.

This may present certain challenges for the people of these regions and we remain committed to assisting them in whatever ways we can.

(Happy to have these environmental impacts on npc's judged if needed - but basically, we're on board with helping them cultivate and maintain it out of our own pocket, but would advise against trying to halt it's progress as it would only result in the forest pushing back against such attempts, as evidenced by the fact Nomads have been setting off nukes in Firne for centuries, to which the surrounding plant and wildlife have evolved to thrive in those conditions).

semi-OOC - the Founding Tree is 800 years old - we expect it to live to 1000. The Tree itself will probably continue to live past 1000 years, but it will no longer drive the growth of the rainforest after that time. Essentially, the last 800 years have taught us that when we try to confine or restrict growth, it finds a workaround and comes back stronger. If we hadn't interfered in it's development during the first 200 years, it is possible that the rainforest might not have grown to a size that troubles our neighbouring regions. All of the above is part of public record

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2019, 06:14
by RedSun
4830

Asteria’s corruption problem hadn’t always been so large. Asteria had been undemocratic, decentralized, inefficient and a number of things but corruption had never been as rampant as it had been during the last decade of CSAS. Regional disputes between different regional economic corporations lead to weak economic growth and federal economic mismanagement lead to inflation. Meanwhile, labor representatives would pocket cash instead of truly doing their job and political establishments created their own economic fortune on the backs of the working class. All this lead to what became known as The Great Crash on July 26th, 4830. The decline in living standards were only enlarged by federalist policies and money lost its value. Despite federal redistribution of wealth the debt rose and living standards decreased until the federal government began ending specific social programs leaving formerly dependent people all on their own. The rampant decline in 4830 lead to a shutdown of the government on July 26th which became known as the Great Crash.

Sensing weakness, Islamists in southern Nirvan declared an Islamic Caliphate. Soon segments of south western Khan declared loyalty to the Islamic Caliphate. The federal government shut down was unable to respond resulting in the seizing of much territory by the Islamists despite little support. On August 15th an emergency session took place in which the Federal government sold property previously used for the public and sold it to foreigners in order to pay the military that once had 30 million men but was cut down to 10 million to help financially. They sent 5 million men to crush the Islamists.

Despite outnumbering the Islamists the Government forces still weren’t able to decisively win. Altair Hadad becomes the de Facto lead of the Islamist rebellion and according to Government intelligence had ties to a foreign terrorist organization called the Patriotic Front. Usage of guerrilla tactics and brutal treatment of Mongols and Nirvanese who didn’t adhere to the Islamic faith allowed fear to govern the western parts of the nation. Therefore, on September 3rd the Trojkat parliament less affected by the debacle unfolding on the mainland declared an independent Socialist Republic of Trojkat under the presidency of Francis Aikong.

With secession on their hands the Government launched a bombing campaign on the city of Naitaj making them lose legitimacy in the eyes of the Trojkat citizens. By September 30th the Nirvanese Government although pledging allegiance to the Asterian Government was in control of less territory than the Islamists. Mongolian separatists in the south and Islamists battled each other while also fighting government loyalists in the north. On September 30th, Rezzain Antonin declared himself the leader of the Freedom Forces of the 4th Asterian Republic. A capitalist group that named socialism the root of the failure that was in Asteria. He dominated interior Russia and Alzain became his headquarters.

On November 6th already several Monarchists groups in Japan and southern China consisting of Sino-Venusians and CSAS politicians had begun battles against other forces and a group called the “Religious Fanatics” by opposition forces but took upon the name The Holy Forces of Janis and Hikari had begun up in Japan.

By December 31st these were the groups, leaders, and territories.

Confederation of Socialist Asterian States:
Jhou Halaki - 14th President of Asteria
-> Controls Mediterranean, northern China, Korea, coastal Russia, northern Mongolia, bits of Nirvan, most of Japan

Islamic Caliphate:
Altair Hadad - Ties to the Patriotic Front
-> Controls most of Nirvan, some of south western Mongolia

Socialist Republic of Trojkat:
Francis Aikong - Trojkan Nationalist
-> Controls Trojkat

Freedom Forces of the 4th Asterian Republic:
Rezzain Antonin - Ethnic Nomad, military service, capitalist
-> Controls most of interior Russia, bits of southern china, bits of Japan

Others:
Holy Forces of Janis and Hikari - bits of Japan
Various Monarchists - various parts of southern China, bits of Japan
Mongolian Separatists - much of southern mongolia

(Let me know if you want to do intel or reach out to any of these guys)

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2019, 16:16
by Subotai45
Afghanistan, without involvement from foreign powers, has fractured into a collection of independent ethnic-based republics with a large fundamentalist Islamic republic in the majority-Pashtun areas

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 19 Jun 2019, 03:22
by RedSun
January-June, 4831

In January Republican forces gain the support of Chinese peasants in the south and central part of the region. Most of Monarchists are heavily pushed back except for Queen Isabella Zhang, a Sino-Venusian with enormous popularity who has dominated a third of Sinarchia. She has enormous support from the establishment but also has sympathy for the people as she has shared the plunder of her battles with her soldiers. Another monarch is King Lenai Mashou. A politician whose megalomania and wit has allowed him to betray ally after ally and still stay on top. The entire southernmost portion of China belongs to him.

In February Republican forces ally with the Holy State to attack Sponx. The siege lasts until April when they break through. The uneasy alliance lets them conquer much of central Japan while in the northern most part of mainland Japan has fallen under the Royalty of Attan lead by Queen Kyata Gomez another Sino-Venusian.

In March Cannu’s citizens has declared itself a part of the Republic and overthrew government forces there. The southern part of Japan remains government loyalist. The leader of The Holy State of Janis and Hikari declared himself a prophet of Janis and mixed Janisism thought he learned in Trojkat with Astero-Shintoism and declared lack of faith the problem in Asteria today. He called himself Akihiro Kato and his movement began to gain steam.

In April the Japanese Republicans declare themselves separate from the rest of the Republican movement under Daichi Ogawa. The republicans in Japan descended into civil war while the Royalty of Attan, Government and Holy State forces - breaking off their arrangement with the Republicans - consumed their territory.

In May the Mongolian separatists and the Islamists ally to conquer Khan. Government forces are defeated and the New Mongolian Empire is formed with all of Mongolia except for the southwestern regions owned by the Islamic Caliphate.

In June nomad homeland, government and republican forces fight on the coast of Russia. Nomads prompty win expelling government forces south and republican forces to the west.

Current Powers:

Confederation of Socialist Asterian States:
Jhou Halaki - 14th President of Asteria
-> Controls Mediterranean, northern China, Korea, Southern Japan
Troop Strength: 9 million

Islamic Caliphate:
Altair Hadad - Ties to the Patriotic Front
-> Controls Nirvan, South western Mongolia
Troop Strength: 1.4 million

Socialist Republic of Trojkat:
Francis Aikong - Trojkan Nationalist, 1st President of the Socialist Republic of Trojkat
-> Controls Trojkat
Troop Strength: 1 million

Freedom Forces of the 4th Asterian Republic:
Rezzain Antonin - Ethnic Nomad, military service, capitalist
-> Controls interior Russia, central China, part of southern china, part of Japan
Troop Strength: 6 million

Republic of Japan:
Daichi Ogawa - Japanese Nationalist
-> part of Japan
Troop Strength: 1 million

Holy Forces of Janis and Hikari:
Akihiro Kato - Claimed prophet of Janis, Trojkat scholar, rural Astrosamu origin
-> Much of central Japan
Troop Strength: 1.4 million

A Monarchy
Isabella Zhang - Sino-Venusian
-> much of southern china
Troop Strength: 600,000

A Monarchy
Lenai Mashou - Former Politician
-> much of southern china
Troop Strength: 300,000

Royalty of Attan
Kyata Gomez - Sino-Venusian
-> much of central china
Troop Strength: 500,000

New Mongolian Empire - much of southern mongolia
Troop Strength: 1 million

Nomadic Separatists - coastal Russia
Troop Strength: 700,000

July-December, 4831

In July the government successfully reconquers coastal Russia and defeats much of the nomadic insurgency with volunteers from the majority human population.

In August the 4th Republic signs a peace treaty recognizing the Caliphate and the Mongolians in exchange for economic support in gaining control over the rest of Asteria.

In September Cannu declares its independence and makes the Republic of Cannu on September 16th.

In October Akihiro Kato’s allies on Trojkat launch a revolution in the name of Janisism against the Socialist state. While Janisism is the majority religion there is less support than anticipated. Rural regions support the Holy State while the city of Naitaj stands firmly behind Francis Aikong’s Government.

In November Isabella Zhang is assassinated and half her territory is acquired by Mashou while the Republicans and CSAS forces fight each other for the rest.

In December a series of military victories for the Holy State end republican influence in Japan except for the Republic of Cannu which signed a treaty of peace with the Royalty of Attan.

Current Powers:

Confederation of Socialist Asterian States:
Jhou Halaki - 14th President of Asteria
-> Controls Mediterranean, northern China, bits of southern china, Korea, Southern Japan, coastal russia
Troop Strength: 9.1 million

Islamic Caliphate:
Altair Hadad - Ties to the Patriotic Front
-> Controls Nirvan, South western Mongolia
Troop Strength: 1.5 million

Socialist Republic of Trojkat:
Francis Aikong - Trojkan Nationalist, 1st President of the Socialist Republic of Trojkat
-> Controls Naitaj
Troop Strength: 700,000

Freedom Forces of the 4th Asterian Republic:
Rezzain Antonin - Ethnic Nomad, military service, capitalist
-> Controls interior Russia, central China, part of southern china
Troop Strength: 5.9 million

Holy Forces of Janis and Hikari:
Akihiro Kato - Claimed prophet of Janis, Trojkat scholar, rural Astrosamu origin
-> Much of central Japan, rural Trojkat
Troop Strength: 2.3 million

A Monarchy
Lenai Mashou - Former Politician
-> much of southern china
Troop Strength: 700,000

Royalty of Attan
Kyata Gomez - Sino-Venusian
-> much of central china
Troop Strength: 500,000

New Mongolian Empire - much of southern mongolia
Troop Strength: 1 million

Republic of Cannu - Hokkaido
Troop Strength: 100,000

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2019, 02:48
by RedSun
Well I wrote other stuff but wasn’t able to keep up.

So today on July 3rd, 4835 the new Asterian Government has ascended to power.
After originating in Japan. The Trojkat resistance overthrowing the Socialists in Trojkat. And launching an invasion of the mainland starting in Korea the Holy State dominated all of its rivals.

Prophet and Supreme Leader Akihiro Kato declared The Holy State’s foundation in Asteria.
He announced that two forms of Janisism have taken form and they are Kakumei-teki Janisism and Dentō-tekina Janisism. The former is what through his own passage to truth has determined is the proper path for Asterians as it is a mix of their traditions and the goals of self fufillment offered by Dentō-tekina Janisism. Dentō-tekina Janisism is what is practiced in Baunair and by many Asterians as well. He states that both are beautiful religions that will be allowed to prosper in The Holy State.

He continues saying that there are a few pillars on which the Holy State will operate on.
1. The Holy State is committed to a faithful life in which one may achieve self fufillment
2. The Holy State is committed to the elimination of over accumulation of wealth believing that fufillment is achieved through actions and not currency
3. The Holy State is committed to the traditional order of Asterian society and restoring and maintaining the cultural fabrics in the State

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2019, 18:22
by kingpie3
Haa'ten'eethra, the Janisi of the faith is proud to see the propagation of Janisism on Earth and beyond. It has grown from the days where the Primad were merely worshiped in the caves of Martis to the present where they are exalted in the halls of Sol's greatest powers. The holy Consortium's Entinates continue to pray for the enlightened people of Asteria as they endeavor in this new beginning toward the cosmic zenith, the restoration of the original soul.

Re: Founding Tree Rainforest -

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2019, 04:30
by Zander
jonisilk wrote:As the Founding Tree enters it’s last 200 years of expected life, it has once again reacted to environmental change following the tsunami that devastated most of Mars domestic food crops, with what might be it's final burst of growth.

After several decades of slow recovery, necessitating increased food imports from elsewhere, Tigris Plannus is once more yielding a bountiful harvest, but traditional crop agriculture is now no longer possible and thankfully, no longer necessary, as careful management and cultivation of this expanding habitat should prove sufficient to displace the prior agricultural losses. As such, much effort has been made to convert regions of rainforest into agricultural sections by selective breeding of certain crops in particular regions, taking this new resource and learning to live off it in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Wildlife has bounced back in abundance, while in other regions, the mountains of Firne in the South-East, are now lush with vegetation that now starts to encroach upon regions beyond the Corporations own borders, and a vast number of domestic settlements now find themselves besieged on all side by jungle canopy, as many of the major cities of Tigirs Plannus, Elostil and Firne increasingly become islands of civilization among a sea of rainforest.

Estimates are, that within 15 to 20 years, at current rate, 90% of the PCG’s total land area on Mars will be covered by the Founding-Tree Rain-Forest (100% of Tigrus Plannus, Elostil & Firne, & 60% of Frasta, while the much smaller coastal region of Langale Province has only 10% of coverage). In short, the PCG’s borders will no longer contain the entirety of the rainforest. and it is now affecting the environment in areas that are not under the Corporations control.

In the North/Central East, it pushes into Nurotaz and Northern Fireke from Tigris Plannus
In the Central and South East it extends across the mountains of Firne (where Nomads have been settled for centuries), into Southern Fireke and Kir.

Meanwhile in the West it has started to move in the North from Frasta into Listum (npc) and the South from Elostil, around the Serene Sea into Consortium lands.

This may present certain challenges for the people of these regions and we remain committed to assisting them in whatever ways we can.

(Happy to have these environmental impacts on npc's judged if needed - but basically, we're on board with helping them cultivate and maintain it out of our own pocket, but would advise against trying to halt it's progress as it would only result in the forest pushing back against such attempts, as evidenced by the fact Nomads have been setting off nukes in Firne for centuries, to which the surrounding plant and wildlife have evolved to thrive in those conditions).

semi-OOC - the Founding Tree is 800 years old - we expect it to live to 1000. The Tree itself will probably continue to live past 1000 years, but it will no longer drive the growth of the rainforest after that time. Essentially, the last 800 years have taught us that when we try to confine or restrict growth, it finds a workaround and comes back stronger. If we hadn't interfered in it's development during the first 200 years, it is possible that the rainforest might not have grown to a size that troubles our neighbouring regions. All of the above is part of public record


The size of the Founding Tree has caught the attention of many Neo-viking ecotourists, who have great interest in visiting the enormous ecosystem in the PCG and elsewhere. At this point, there are few biological wonders that rival it.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2019, 06:24
by RedSun
Declaration #15
March 25th, 4837

The Holy State declares war upon The Independent Isle of Zakäna.

Declaration #16
April 5th, 4837

The Holy State has incorporated Zakäna into the rest of the country. The Duohong Family is to be executed.


The Duohong Family members who have escaped Zakäna are seeking political asylum if any nation is willing to harbor them.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2019, 09:35
by RedSun
Cyon has accepted the Duohongs request for political asylum.

The Shingikai requests to the Cyonian State that the Duohongs he turned over to The Holy State for trial. For centuries the Duohongs have taken advantage of the working man and their accumulation of wealth and abuse of the law should not reward them to be given a separate island to work people to death for their own profit. Cyon’s acceptance of the Duohongs means that they endorse the abuse of the people for the gains of a select few. The Holy State urges Cyon to instead turn the Duohongs over instead of supporting such a family marred by their commitment to taking advantage of the regular man.

Re: General Domestic Issues

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2019, 17:26
by beadsman
For centuries, Ceona has been a safe haven for all political refugees. This has nothing to do with how the Latin Empire views any of these individuals station or political views. While here, the Duohongs are no longer nobility. They are simply treated as any citizens seeking asylum here. Ceona neither condones not condemns the political ideals of the Duohongs. We as a nation have eliminated our own nobility. They were not executed, but they simply had their titles removed. As such, the Duohongs will be treated in much the same way, as nobility has no place in the Empire.

We will not, however, break the sacred trust we have been given to defend those who wish to start a new life. You will not have the Duohongs, but you can rest easy knowing they can no longer take advantage of others. It is simply not an option here. We kindly request that this trust be respected. They have been dealt with, and will no longer harm the Asterian people.