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We also hold sacred the tenet of free will and free speech, as without these, no true salvation is attainable: "For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

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1.The Star Kingdom of PrudentiasMoralistic Democracy“Prudentia potestas est.”
2.The Federation of Quebec le beauMoralistic Democracy“Je me souviens”
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The Star Kingdom of Prudentias

Saint Constable wrote:And this is why the views of Prudentias's Law circles are not reliable.

The judiciary in the West has been widely subverted. They are a political entity as is the deep state

I never said our Supreme Court is not corrupted, well in fact I said that is corrupt for both sides of the political polarization working according to it's own agenda.

The problem is that Bolsonarists insists that they were corrupted only against Bolsonaro and the socialists that it was corrupted only against Lula.

Socialists when Supreme Court don't released Lula: The Supreme Court is corrupt and is making a coup.

Socialists when Supreme Court released Lula to put Bolsonaro out of power: The Supreme Court is the guardian of the republic!

All sides love fake news, confirmation bias is the deadly pandemics on Brazil not COVID and there is no exception at all.

I studied the entire magistrate law regulating them for months to an exam, according to the constitution their salary can't EVER be dropped, only raised and it's clear that they made the regulation for themselves don't caring about other people. There is a joke in Brazil about the judiciary:

Judges believe they are gods, when they are promoted to chief judges they become certain of it.

The Star Kingdom of Prudentias

Saint Constable wrote:Now we're talking!

Wrong wrong wrong.

1. There were no problems between Russia and Ukraine until 2014.

Indeed, Russia maintained, at its own expense, several industrial cooperation agreements with Ukraine and provided it with cheaper than market natural gas.

2. The Budapest Memorandum was indeed broken by Russia ...AFTER Ukraine violated several agreements with Moscow ..

3. Ukraine made no deal whatsoever regarding Crimea. Russia annexed it and Kiev never accepted the reunification.
What Ukraine did have and you might be confused about, was a Lease agreement for Russian bases in Crimea. That agreement was not broken by anyone, it just became void following the annexation.

Only west Ukraine. The rest of it was always russophone.

Georgia, as I have previously mentioned, started that war. Russia has not been making aggressive moves towards its neighbours.

As for Ukraine, its leadership is in Western pockets so there is no independent Ukrainian will.

Russia has never expressed expansionist views.

Ukraine was NEVER in the western sphere of influence.

How when none of the post soviet space was ever US sphere of influence?!......

Does it? How?
I'd say it actually strenghtens it seeing as how the US is incapable of defeating Russia in the east and cannot possibly fight several wars simultaneously...
There is a difference between an asset and a liability. The eastern european bantustans are liabilities, not assets.

What you are expressing is the extremist neocon doctrine of the 'Domino Theory'. Go look at how it was applied to Vietnam and how it is not realistic.

The world is run by objective interests and capabilities, not impressions and perception.

Ok, here we go again, I like your style, it's aggressive but not on an evil way, I would like to play chess with you, probably you are the one who likes to be on the charge all the time but without dropping all pieces on a rush style of playing.

1. Yes there was, the Crimea is one of them, Russia never really respected Ukraine sovereignty over it and before the invasion the were there due to a pact that allowed them to control the territory basically in exchange of still considering it Ukrainian.

We must go back to Kievan Rus to understand the problem, the capitol, as the name say, and main city was Kiev for centuries, the problem is that Novgorod separated itself later and a mongol invasion fragmented the kingdom, Kiev became part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, after that a Cossack Kingdom that was vassal of the Ottoman Empire.

Kiev in fact became a separate and independent area during Rise of Moscow, when the actual city, a kingdom on that era, rised to power and developed into Tsardom of Russia that conquered the region again and was incorporated into the Russian Empire, the area was mostly contested by the Poles and Ottomans, and for a brief period of time became an independent socialist republic, after the Russian Revolution it was a separate entity from the Russian Republic during a civil war period and was annexed after losing a failed independence war against Soviet Union, became independent again, in a treaty they give the nuclear arsenal in their country in exchange of Russia don't invading the country.

There was identity problems since the beginning, when we study Russia we must remember that they where little kingdoms and republics that have unstable unity and became part of different identities.

The problem is that to Russia, Kiev was basically the beginning of Russia, "Little Russia" is one of the nicknames given to Ukraine, Russia feels that Ukrainians are Russians, but not all Ukrainians feels that they are Russians, the recognition of the Little Russia as something that is not Russia is something unthinkable for the Russians, here is where the true problem begun, it's not all about economy. It is the foreign powers such as the Western Nations as always became only to add a mess to take advantage of a situation, they westernized the country, what made Russia even bitter and both sides are warlike.

The question here is if Ukrainians are Russians, and the problem is that both sides have point.

Russia was always an expansionist power, ALWAYS, Karelia was Swedish, Ukraine was taken from Poles and Ottomans, even parts of China were taken by Russia, they are successful land imperialists, they even had their own "land pirates", the Cossacks, they are in land what the British Empire was on water, they tried to conquer Finland, divided Poland with Nazi Germany and had half of Europe in his power and a good part of Caucasus area that were inhabited by other non-Russian people, with Putin they just take territory claiming that a country is disrespecting supposed Russian people or that a people wants to secession from other country, they invade the country claiming that they are defending russian people from human rights abuse or liberating the separatists from the other country and after this they take the separatist region annexing it into the Russian Federation, expanding territory, I must admit that they are really intelligent.

About the war on Georgia, there was two separatist republics, South Ossetia and Abkhazia that was not recognized internationally, except by Russia with the clear intention of taking the territory, they begun skirmishes against Tbilisi and the Georgian defended themselves, the separatists begun the war and Russia in a clever act of opportunism interfered claiming that in the counter-attack their "peacekeeping forces" on the separatist areas were attacked by Georgia. A referendum will be made in July 22, 2022 in South Ossetia to join Russian Federation and Abkhazia already express the will to do it later, both countries have Russian troops inside it being de facto Russia puppets.

About the gas agreement, Ukraine have the second biggest reserves to Europe after Russia, it was more about Russia controlling their own gas market, they don't did it in good faith because they know that Russian gas is a card that can be used against Europe, having these agreements with Ukraine prevents Europe from trying a reliable alternative.

2. The Budapest Memorandum was just a fake promise for Russia to have it's nukes back and buy time to get strong again and conquer the country against later without this country having a nuke defense capability, it is like the "deal" with Crimea, Ukraine have no choice at all to choose, the Westerners as always acted in their typical extreme naivete about this, there was never a true peace and respect for Ukrainian territorial integrity at all since the beginning, to Russia the entire area is culturally and historically just part of Russia.

3. Crimea was never respected as de facto Ukrainian territory since the beginning, they pretend that they recognized de jure Crimea as Ukrainian just to make the same thing, take separatist people, claim that there is abuse of Russian and other people in the region, move troopes to "liberate" the people helping the separatist and after this annex the territory into Russian Federation, they just expected to get strong again and go imperialist, this is the same modus operandi in Georgia, the annexation of Crimea was just the explicit declaration of what Russia imperialist thinking pattern had about it already.

Being russophone make a region part of Russia? We must remember that historically the Russian Empire and USSR made a russification of the country suppressing Ukrainian culture, they even had their own alphabet, following that logic some regions of Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium must be part of Germany, France and Italy.

Ukraine is currently an western country, let's go, liberal democracy, feminism, freedom of religion, LGBT rights, hipergamy, prone to join EU and NATO, secularization growing and part of the people putting themselves more as European in the European Union sense than Russian, and let's not forget the secularization of the country, their culture, economy and diplomacy are turned to the West, of course Russia hates this too, this time with reason after all. If this is not a country into the western sphere of influence I don't know what is at all. You need to remember that the West rely on hard AND soft power too, conquering the country by soft power, Russia rely far more into hard power.

It is not me that believe in Domino Theory, actually ironically it is Russia that is believing on it! What Russia do when a nearby country partially westernize? They act against it. They use this theory against Turkey too when dealing with Turkic people in other countries, it is Russia that believe that a westernization may cause a chain reaction that will put the rest of the countries around western sphere of influence too. Russia is the new neocon friend not me.

Russia needs to stop this war, we don't need another active imperialist player out there, we already have USA and China to do this work for the planet.

"The world is run by objective interests and capabilities, not impressions and perception."

I agree with the first but the later depends, what is the concept of "impression" an "perception" being used there? Well depending of what concept or sort of the concepts you are using, or you are totally right or you are totally wrong.

Just to remember, I am not siding with any side of the war, all sides are dirty politics doing usual power playing game and this is disgusting to me, well, most people involved in high politics are psychopathic minds anyway.

May God bless you and you family too my friend, thank you.

The Counter Reformation of Oire

This month ten years ago the representation of Protestantism on the football field went into liquidation and died.

The Star Kingdom of Prudentias

Oire wrote:This month ten years ago the representation of Protestantism on the football field went into liquidation and died.

Protestantism - Caesaropapism and the first step in the road to secularism and atheism.

The worst mistake ever made by Western Civilization ever.

The Star Kingdom of Prudentias

I am in an extreme depression.

My mother have something in the womb, it is not cancer... yet... anything it is just remove the womb... they cauterize it.

She was doing this 3 years ago and never told me.

I fear ir developed.

I saw persons who did extreme harm to me get success in life. My life is always uncertain.

I dispair I begun to pray, ressentul with God, why... why evil people wins... or God don't exists or he is a sadist.

So I remembered...

Why am I caring so much about this world?

This world is doomed, (Yes I fit perfectly with the doomer archetype) any victory IN the world will be totally destroyed in the end, anything made IN the world will just put me at the hand of the Devil.

So I perceived that I was more next to Devil than God.

The Creation was good... the Devil corrupted it.

"It is all about money."

"I was trying to be sweet and good, but I must be cynical and manipulative to get what I want."

"We are in Brazil, it is prey or predator, I made my choice (predator)."

"I must became a psychopats because they are winners! The meaning of life is getting power for the sake of power crushing everything in your way and destroying your enemies, with blood if need to it, empathy is for the weak."

My God... what a wicked person full of ressentful and hate I have become.

This is the Devil trap, caring for power and vengeance in a decadent world.

What I forget:

It is not about this world, you believe you'll be happy by conquering, power, but it is all in the world ruled by darkness, what will give what you want is not in this world, it is in the transcendent, with God. Of course the evil people wins, if you do evil you will win for sure, but it is useless, all of your pleasure in this world is temporary and meaningless.

It is in the God realm that you will have what you need, it is outside this wicked world, the Devil trick was basically making you forget this, there is not a single thing in this planet that will give you happiness, all the conquerors that you know, all Alexanders, Caesars and Emperors, they were not happy at all, they were all playing Devil's game.

You philosophy is vain, your knowledge is vain if you don't connect it back with the authority of God.

And this is my epiphany.

The Star Kingdom of Prudentias

Roe vs. Wade not valid anymore?

I must be on an alternate timeline.

It's a world gone mad... this time for good after all.

The Republic of Vuitton

Prudentias wrote:Ok, here we go again, I like your style, it's aggressive but not on an evil way, I would like to play chess with you, probably you are the one who likes to be on the charge all the time but without dropping all pieces on a rush style of playing.

1. Yes there was, the Crimea is one of them, Russia never really respected Ukraine sovereignty over it and before the invasion the were there due to a pact that allowed them to control the territory basically in exchange of still considering it Ukrainian.

We must go back to Kievan Rus to understand the problem, the capitol, as the name say, and main city was Kiev for centuries, the problem is that Novgorod separated itself later and a mongol invasion fragmented the kingdom, Kiev became part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, after that a Cossack Kingdom that was vassal of the Ottoman Empire.

Kiev in fact became a separate and independent area during Rise of Moscow, when the actual city, a kingdom on that era, rised to power and developed into Tsardom of Russia that conquered the region again and was incorporated into the Russian Empire, the area was mostly contested by the Poles and Ottomans, and for a brief period of time became an independent socialist republic, after the Russian Revolution it was a separate entity from the Russian Republic during a civil war period and was annexed after losing a failed independence war against Soviet Union, became independent again, in a treaty they give the nuclear arsenal in their country in exchange of Russia don't invading the country.

There was identity problems since the beginning, when we study Russia we must remember that they where little kingdoms and republics that have unstable unity and became part of different identities.

The problem is that to Russia, Kiev was basically the beginning of Russia, "Little Russia" is one of the nicknames given to Ukraine, Russia feels that Ukrainians are Russians, but not all Ukrainians feels that they are Russians, the recognition of the Little Russia as something that is not Russia is something unthinkable for the Russians, here is where the true problem begun, it's not all about economy. It is the foreign powers such as the Western Nations as always became only to add a mess to take advantage of a situation, they westernized the country, what made Russia even bitter and both sides are warlike.

The question here is if Ukrainians are Russians, and the problem is that both sides have point.

Russia was always an expansionist power, ALWAYS, Karelia was Swedish, Ukraine was taken from Poles and Ottomans, even parts of China were taken by Russia, they are successful land imperialists, they even had their own "land pirates", the Cossacks, they are in land what the British Empire was on water, they tried to conquer Finland, divided Poland with Nazi Germany and had half of Europe in his power and a good part of Caucasus area that were inhabited by other non-Russian people, with Putin they just take territory claiming that a country is disrespecting supposed Russian people or that a people wants to secession from other country, they invade the country claiming that they are defending russian people from human rights abuse or liberating the separatists from the other country and after this they take the separatist region annexing it into the Russian Federation, expanding territory, I must admit that they are really intelligent.

About the war on Georgia, there was two separatist republics, South Ossetia and Abkhazia that was not recognized internationally, except by Russia with the clear intention of taking the territory, they begun skirmishes against Tbilisi and the Georgian defended themselves, the separatists begun the war and Russia in a clever act of opportunism interfered claiming that in the counter-attack their "peacekeeping forces" on the separatist areas were attacked by Georgia. A referendum will be made in July 22, 2022 in South Ossetia to join Russian Federation and Abkhazia already express the will to do it later, both countries have Russian troops inside it being de facto Russia puppets.

About the gas agreement, Ukraine have the second biggest reserves to Europe after Russia, it was more about Russia controlling their own gas market, they don't did it in good faith because they know that Russian gas is a card that can be used against Europe, having these agreements with Ukraine prevents Europe from trying a reliable alternative.

2. The Budapest Memorandum was just a fake promise for Russia to have it's nukes back and buy time to get strong again and conquer the country against later without this country having a nuke defense capability, it is like the "deal" with Crimea, Ukraine have no choice at all to choose, the Westerners as always acted in their typical extreme naivete about this, there was never a true peace and respect for Ukrainian territorial integrity at all since the beginning, to Russia the entire area is culturally and historically just part of Russia.

3. Crimea was never respected as de facto Ukrainian territory since the beginning, they pretend that they recognized de jure Crimea as Ukrainian just to make the same thing, take separatist people, claim that there is abuse of Russian and other people in the region, move troopes to "liberate" the people helping the separatist and after this annex the territory into Russian Federation, they just expected to get strong again and go imperialist, this is the same modus operandi in Georgia, the annexation of Crimea was just the explicit declaration of what Russia imperialist thinking pattern had about it already.

Being russophone make a region part of Russia? We must remember that historically the Russian Empire and USSR made a russification of the country suppressing Ukrainian culture, they even had their own alphabet, following that logic some regions of Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium must be part of Germany, France and Italy.

Ukraine is currently an western country, let's go, liberal democracy, feminism, freedom of religion, LGBT rights, hipergamy, prone to join EU and NATO, secularization growing and part of the people putting themselves more as European in the European Union sense than Russian, and let's not forget the secularization of the country, their culture, economy and diplomacy are turned to the West, of course Russia hates this too, this time with reason after all. If this is not a country into the western sphere of influence I don't know what is at all. You need to remember that the West rely on hard AND soft power too, conquering the country by soft power, Russia rely far more into hard power.

It is not me that believe in Domino Theory, actually ironically it is Russia that is believing on it! What Russia do when a nearby country partially westernize? They act against it. They use this theory against Turkey too when dealing with Turkic people in other countries, it is Russia that believe that a westernization may cause a chain reaction that will put the rest of the countries around western sphere of influence too. Russia is the new neocon friend not me.

Russia needs to stop this war, we don't need another active imperialist player out there, we already have USA and China to do this work for the planet.

"The world is run by objective interests and capabilities, not impressions and perception."

I agree with the first but the later depends, what is the concept of "impression" an "perception" being used there? Well depending of what concept or sort of the concepts you are using, or you are totally right or you are totally wrong.

Just to remember, I am not siding with any side of the war, all sides are dirty politics doing usual power playing game and this is disgusting to me, well, most people involved in high politics are psychopathic minds anyway.

May God bless you and you family too my friend, thank you.

*the water is almost boiled, the biscuits🫓, sandwiches🥪, paninis, and cake🧁 are on the tray, the sugar bowl and milk jug are set, and the cups, teapots, tumblers, and mugs are on standby*🫖

Heya, hope you're having a good week. I saw that some former regionmates are currently running a poll about what our favourite is: tea or coffee? so I thought I'd share it here page=poll/p=187814
(Also please check out the dispatch below that we cowrote and please upvote it if you enjoyed it! Cheers!😊)


(above) Triceraton soldier meeting the enemy head-on

Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan leader Milosha Zekromsky is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at Pooh Corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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The Star Kingdom of Prudentias

Vuitton wrote:*the water is almost boiled, the biscuits🫓, sandwiches🥪, paninis, and cake🧁 are on the tray, the sugar bowl and milk jug are set, and the cups, teapots, tumblers, and mugs are on standby*🫖

Heya, hope you're having a good week. I saw that some former regionmates are currently running a poll about what our favourite is: tea or coffee? so I thought I'd share it here page=poll/p=187814
(Also please check out the dispatch below that we cowrote and please upvote it if you enjoyed it! Cheers!😊)


(above) Triceraton soldier meeting the enemy head-on

Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan leader Milosha Zekromsky is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at Pooh Corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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Who draw it? Excellent work.

The problem is about Put... Mozar on the comic, Mozar in fact have an autocratic rule supported by an espionage system and his chosen oligarchies in a country with extreme authoritarian history without the influence that classic liberalism had in Europe, his power basis is extremely solid as people unrest can't be used to overthrow Mozar (and this is the naive way the West believed that most tyrannic countries would fall and suddenly become happy liberal people), you may throw only the oligarchies against him, but even they are watched by an efficient spy network that is openly with him and worst, they have extreme power. Even before USSR, on the Tsarist Russia, the use of a secret police to control the population against unrest or to throw propaganda against enemies of the State is just a common thing in life, Russia perfectly understand how to play power gamers against other Empires being the underdog on economy and even in the military, they faced Sweden, Finland, Poland, the Teutonic Knights, Germany, France ruled by Napoleon, the Ottoman Empire and USA on the peak of their power.

The West strategy against Russia on Ukraine are almost the same used against USSR in Afghanistan, support the Russia enemy, train their soldiers, give their equipment and hold the line until the supply line begun to suffocate the economy and the scarcity begun the war too costly to keep going on, Russia this time became somewhat prepared for this, the problem is that they did the same mistake his enemies did to them, underestimated an weaker enemy capacity to resist.

Like a Georgian friend said once to me about slavic culture, that Ukraine have things in common with Russia:

"Slavs don't like losing, they keep fighting for a total victory even when the odds are clearly totally against them, that is why a war among Slavic people is a bloodshed total tragedy."

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Prudentias wrote:Roe vs. Wade not valid anymore?

I must be on an alternate timeline.

It's a world gone mad... this time for good after all.

Saint Constable wrote:Coup being prepared against Bolsonaro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOU9unpyc5s

Another fine example of the obscene power of judiciary. 70 million dead due to the inane musings of untouchable egg heads.

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Oire wrote:Another fine example of the obscene power of judiciary. 70 million dead due to the inane musings of untouchable egg heads.

Ok let's go, there is a premise that you must ALWAYS BE IN YOUR MIND ABOUT BRAZIL:

"Everybody lies!"

1. This is the perpetual clash between the judiciary and executive once again and it's far from being news here, it is expected already.

2. The Supreme Court OPENLY works against Bolsonaro to the point of his supporters sometimes threatening to KILL the judges on it.

3. Bolsonaro openly works on fake news to rise into power or keep it, Lula, the main adversary of him o this in more subtle ways.

4. Bolsonaro and the Electoral Court want the sole control of the electoral counting, Bolsonaro wanted the military to count the votes along.

5. We have electronic vote, it is a system not linked to the internet, it's counted in physical memory drives. The system is contested by Bolsonaro supporters, sometimes with some reason, but sometimes they claimed even that the system is easily vulnerable to hacking (the system is not linked to the internet), the problem is that if Bolsonaro loses, he may easily claim that the election was rigged and throw his supporters into a coup, in bad fate, just to keep himself and his familiy in power.

6. The Supreme Court openly mess Brazilian politics according to it's will, they jailed Lula and when he became useful again, they liberated him, considering that one of the Bolsonaro children openly defended the extermination of the Supreme Court members, they decided to sabotage his government since the beginning.

7. Bolsonaro don't help himself, he is somewhat a dysfunctional Trump, he did a bad government, put half of the population of famine, destroyed the economy with wacky divisions, managed poorly the Pandemic Crisis, openly allied to corrupt politicians and rely on neopentencostal big churches lead by corrupt preachers, he dismissed ministers in large scale just for dissenting him, and allied with "centrist" politicians when in his political campaign he openly said that he would not it, turning the govern unstable and dependent on the centrist corrupt politicians. The only thing that Bolsonaro supporters said about it, is that Lula do it too, and in fact he did, the problem is that it don't make him so different than Lula when you think about corrupt based power scheme, his govern as Lula runs moved by corruption alone.

My Irish friend, Brazil is not for beginners, you must always presume that everybody lies, this is important.

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