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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,349th Most Inclusive: 2,616th
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Welcome to the Union! We were founded by a bunch of rebels escaping an oppressive founder who has created and destroyed many regions. We welcome all outcasts, exiles, those who valiantly fought against oppression, and all the rest. Join a guild, and become a true Unionist!

Egentibus Libertatis! Union Guide You!

Era Name: The New Awakening
Grand Chancellor: Ordivus
Vice Chancellor: Peronism

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The NAU stands with UKRAINE!
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New Alvarez Union contains 11 nations, the 1,567th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Rebellious Youth in New Alvarez Union

World Census observers counted the number of times their car stereo was stolen from outside fast food stores to determine which nations have relatively high levels of youth-related crime.

As a region, New Alvarez Union is ranked 20,275th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth.

1.The Republic of DabestLiberal Democratic Socialists“We are the best even if you think we aren’t”
2.The 69 Giga Chad States of OrdivusCivil Rights Lovefest“Forever Under Ordivus”
3.The Democratic States of PeronismLiberal Democratic Socialists“Answer violence with violence”
4.The Empire of New BelugatopiaLiberal Democratic Socialists“We stand for peace and justice”
5.The Armed Republic of MinderbenInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Make our land great !”
6.The Empire of AnzariaCapitalist Paradise“Captivity and miserliness, we are”
7.The Kingdom of BelugatopiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“United as one forever all hail nau”
8.The Colony of MonastanDemocratic Socialists“Mission Accomplished”
9.The Protectorate of EagorniaDemocratic Socialists“Do i gotta have a reason for everything?”
10.The Confederacy of Communism of AmericaCompulsory Consumerist State“America but Communist”
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The Kingdom of Hospe

Sorry about the lack of activity everyone. I have exams every day this week. But I'll definitely finish the tournament this weekend.

The Confederacy of Communism of America

Hospe wrote:Sorry about the lack of activity everyone. I have exams every day this week. But I'll definitely finish the tournament this weekend.

:)

The Kingdom of Hospe

2022 Oatland Basketball Tournament

The Oatland Basketball tournament is an annual basketball tournament that is hosted by the region of Oatland.

Format
The 2022 edition of the tournament was contested by 5 teams.
The first stage features each team playing a run of 3 games, the four highest teams in cumulative points after these three games advance to the next stage while one team is eliminated. A team might be required to play a fourth game against a team that needs an opponent for their third game.
In the second stage, each team will play each other exactly once and will be formed based on cumulative points. The third highest team will get the third place trophy, the top two teams will play for the Tournament trophy over four games.

PARTICIPANTS
Participants
The 2022 Basketball Tournament was contested by:
• West Phoenicia

Nation: The Empire of West Phoenicia
Trigramme: KWP
Team Name: Scorpions

Management Team

Manager: Nathan Montgomery
Assistant Manager: Jackson Ng
Offensive Trainer: Symon Priapus
Defensive Trainer: Stephen Kadar
Physical Trainer: Gavin Burton
Diet Advisor: Melissa Whelcott
Physiotherapist: Kerry Swann

Team:
Starting Lineup
C #25 James Bainwright
PF #09 Mandeep Singh
SF #3 Glenton Ghould
SG #28 Daniel Jakovljević
PG #33 Anton Warrens

Reserves
Center #50 Jayson de Mailly
Center #19 Abbas Yusuf
Forward #07 Cedric Lamar
Forward #32 Pak Hye-Seok
Guard #8 Wayne Minogue
Guard #26 Aries Rossetti
Guard #17 Tim Rossi

• Tjorl


• Scus Dom

Team Logo can be viewed here:https://images.app.goo.gl/C55Pi37SKrWjZ7in6
page=dispatch/id=1701787

• Franche Comte

Team Name: The Comtois Chamois

point guard: Zoι Fofana-Quint
shooting guard: Nathan Rousseau
small forward: Koffi Baako
power forward: Sirvan Noori
center: Adam Boudon

Bench

Point Guard sub: Anita Daucourt
shooting guard sub: Jean-Luc Okese
small forward sub: Cyril Dupont
power forward sub: Nicolas Beaumanoir
center sub: Remi Moitessier

• Hospe

Games

All results were randomly generated.


• Game Day 1
•Tjorl: 104
Chamois: 81

Top Scorers
D. Bachmaier 28 Tjorl
S. Noori 18 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
D. Bachmaier Tjorl

•Scorpions: 111
Falcons: 94

Top Scorers
A. Warrens 18West Phoenicia
J.Potter 24 Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
J.Potter Scus Dom


• Game Day 2
•Prowlers: 89
Scorpions: 101

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 20 Hospe
G.Ghould 29 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
G.Ghould West Phoenicia

•Chamois: 121
Falcons: 118

Top Scorers
K.Baako 23Franche Comte
H.Blue 21Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
K.Baako Franche Comte


• Game Day 3
•Scorpions: 120
Tjorl: 91

Top Scorers
W.Minogue 22 West Phoenicia
D.Bachmaier 22 Tjorl
Player Of The Game:
G.Ghould West Phoenicia

•Prowlers: 109
Chamois: 104

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 36 Hospe
S.Noori 25 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
R.Abdullah Hospe


• Game Day 4
•Prowlers: 119
Falcons: 83

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 27 Hospe
H.Blue 16 Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 5
•Falcons: 124
Tjorl: 99

Top Scorers
E.Lionheart 37 Scus Dom
D.Bachmaier Tjorl
Player Of The Game:
E.Lionheart Scus Dom

Stage One Standings(Final)


• Game Day 6
•Scorpions: 119
Chamois: 103

Top Scorers
A.Warrens 26 West Phoenicia
K.Baako 29 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
A.Warrens West Phoenicia

•Falcons: 101
Prowlers: 111

Top Scorers
H.Blue 22Scus Dom
R.Abdullah 28Hospe
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 7
•Falcons: 113
Scorpions: 93

Top Scorers
H.Blue 21 Scus Dom
M. Singh 17 West Phoenicia
G. Ghould 17 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
H.Blue Scus Dom

•Chamois: 100
Prowlers: 110

Top Scorers
S.Noori 25Franche Comte
R.Abdullah 26Hospe
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 8
•Prowlers: 93
Scorpions: 112

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 32Hospe
A. Warrens 23 West Phoenicia
M.Singh 23 West Phoenicia

Player Of The Game:
A.Warrens West Phoenicia

•Chamois: 95
Falcons: 96

Top Scorers
A.Boudon 27Franche Comte
L.Caster 26Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
E.LionheartScus Dom

Stage Two Standings(Final)
•Scorpions 324 points
•Prowlers 314 points
•Falcons 310 points
•Chamois 298 points


• FINALS Game Day 1
•Prowlers: 100
Scorpions: 88

Top Scorers
J.Kent-Howard 29 Hospe
G.Ghould 16 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-Howard Hospe


• FINALS Game Day 2
•Scorpions: 95
Prowlers: 78

Top Scorers
A.Warrens 19 West Phoenicia
R.Abdullah 21 Hospe
Player Of The Game:
A.WarrensWest Phoenicia


• FINALS Game Day 3
•Prowlers: 108
Scorpions: 116

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 37 Hospe
A. Warrens 29 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
R.Abdullah Hospe


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Day 2 of the finals is here,everyone. Here's a hint: one team goes ahead by just five points.🤯

The Confederacy of Communism of America

Hospe wrote:
2022 Oatland Basketball Tournament

The Oatland Basketball tournament is an annual basketball tournament that is hosted by the region of Oatland.

Format
The 2022 edition of the tournament was contested by 5 teams.
The first stage features each team playing a run of 3 games, the four highest teams in cumulative points after these three games advance to the next stage while one team is eliminated. A team might be required to play a fourth game against a team that needs an opponent for their third game.
In the second stage, each team will play each other exactly once and will be formed based on cumulative points. The third highest team will get the third place trophy, the top two teams will play for the Tournament trophy over four games.

PARTICIPANTS
Participants
The 2022 Basketball Tournament was contested by:
• West Phoenicia

Nation: The Empire of West Phoenicia
Trigramme: KWP
Team Name: Scorpions

Management Team

Manager: Nathan Montgomery
Assistant Manager: Jackson Ng
Offensive Trainer: Symon Priapus
Defensive Trainer: Stephen Kadar
Physical Trainer: Gavin Burton
Diet Advisor: Melissa Whelcott
Physiotherapist: Kerry Swann

Team:
Starting Lineup
C #25 James Bainwright
PF #09 Mandeep Singh
SF #3 Glenton Ghould
SG #28 Daniel Jakovljević
PG #33 Anton Warrens

Reserves
Center #50 Jayson de Mailly
Center #19 Abbas Yusuf
Forward #07 Cedric Lamar
Forward #32 Pak Hye-Seok
Guard #8 Wayne Minogue
Guard #26 Aries Rossetti
Guard #17 Tim Rossi

• Tjorl


• Scus Dom

Team Logo can be viewed here:https://images.app.goo.gl/C55Pi37SKrWjZ7in6
page=dispatch/id=1701787

• Franche Comte

Team Name: The Comtois Chamois

point guard: Zoι Fofana-Quint
shooting guard: Nathan Rousseau
small forward: Koffi Baako
power forward: Sirvan Noori
center: Adam Boudon

Bench

Point Guard sub: Anita Daucourt
shooting guard sub: Jean-Luc Okese
small forward sub: Cyril Dupont
power forward sub: Nicolas Beaumanoir
center sub: Remi Moitessier

• Hospe

Games

All results were randomly generated.


• Game Day 1
•Tjorl: 104
Chamois: 81

Top Scorers
D. Bachmaier 28 Tjorl
S. Noori 18 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
D. Bachmaier Tjorl

•Scorpions: 111
Falcons: 94

Top Scorers
A. Warrens 18West Phoenicia
J.Potter 24 Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
J.Potter Scus Dom


• Game Day 2
•Prowlers: 89
Scorpions: 101

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 20 Hospe
G.Ghould 29 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
G.Ghould West Phoenicia

•Chamois: 121
Falcons: 118

Top Scorers
K.Baako 23Franche Comte
H.Blue 21Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
K.Baako Franche Comte


• Game Day 3
•Scorpions: 120
Tjorl: 91

Top Scorers
W.Minogue 22 West Phoenicia
D.Bachmaier 22 Tjorl
Player Of The Game:
G.Ghould West Phoenicia

•Prowlers: 109
Chamois: 104

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 36 Hospe
S.Noori 25 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
R.Abdullah Hospe


• Game Day 4
•Prowlers: 119
Falcons: 83

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 27 Hospe
H.Blue 16 Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 5
•Falcons: 124
Tjorl: 99

Top Scorers
E.Lionheart 37 Scus Dom
D.Bachmaier Tjorl
Player Of The Game:
E.Lionheart Scus Dom

Stage One Standings(Final)


• Game Day 6
•Scorpions: 119
Chamois: 103

Top Scorers
A.Warrens 26 West Phoenicia
K.Baako 29 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
A.Warrens West Phoenicia

•Falcons: 101
Prowlers: 111

Top Scorers
H.Blue 22Scus Dom
R.Abdullah 28Hospe
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 7
•Falcons: 113
Scorpions: 93

Top Scorers
H.Blue 21 Scus Dom
M. Singh 17 West Phoenicia
G. Ghould 17 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
H.Blue Scus Dom

•Chamois: 100
Prowlers: 110

Top Scorers
S.Noori 25Franche Comte
R.Abdullah 26Hospe
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 8
•Prowlers: 93
Scorpions: 112

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 32Hospe
A. Warrens 23 West Phoenicia
M.Singh 23 West Phoenicia

Player Of The Game:
A.Warrens West Phoenicia

•Chamois: 95
Falcons: 96

Top Scorers
A.Boudon 27Franche Comte
L.Caster 26Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
E.LionheartScus Dom

Stage Two Standings(Final)
•Scorpions 324 points
•Prowlers 314 points
•Falcons 310 points
•Chamois 298 points


• FINALS Game Day 1
•Prowlers: 100
Scorpions: 88

Top Scorers
J.Kent-Howard 29 Hospe
G.Ghould 16 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-Howard Hospe


• FINALS Game Day 2
•Scorpions: 95
Prowlers: 78

Top Scorers
A.Warrens 19 West Phoenicia
R.Abdullah 21 Hospe
Player Of The Game:
A.WarrensWest Phoenicia


• FINALS Game Day 3
•Prowlers: 108
Scorpions: 116

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 37 Hospe
A. Warrens 29 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
R.Abdullah Hospe


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Day 2 of the finals is here,everyone. Here's a hint: one team goes ahead by just five points.🤯

OMG me huge fan :D

The Ancient empire of Scus Dom

Communism of America wrote:OMG me huge fan :D

You know if you sent this in the oatland he would most likey respond

The Ancient empire of Scus Dom

The founder is dead

The Ancient empire of Scus Dom

I got the banner address 500 issues

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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 my Ukranian friend's first ever dispatch effort 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 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. Sιgolθne 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 Kingdom of Hospe

New Cross SE14 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 my Ukranian friend's first ever dispatch effort 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 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. Sιgolθne 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 Kingdom of Hospe

Two games left with everything to play for.🤯
Five points between our contenders.😲
Who takes game 3 of the finals?🤔

2022 Oatland Basketball Tournament

The Oatland Basketball tournament is an annual basketball tournament that is hosted by the region of Oatland.

Format
The 2022 edition of the tournament was contested by 5 teams.
The first stage features each team playing a run of 3 games, the four highest teams in cumulative points after these three games advance to the next stage while one team is eliminated. A team might be required to play a fourth game against a team that needs an opponent for their third game.
In the second stage, each team will play each other exactly once and will be formed based on cumulative points. The third highest team will get the third place trophy, the top two teams will play for the Tournament trophy over four games.

PARTICIPANTS
Participants
The 2022 Basketball Tournament was contested by:
• West Phoenicia

Nation: The Empire of West Phoenicia
Trigramme: KWP
Team Name: Scorpions

Management Team

Manager: Nathan Montgomery
Assistant Manager: Jackson Ng
Offensive Trainer: Symon Priapus
Defensive Trainer: Stephen Kadar
Physical Trainer: Gavin Burton
Diet Advisor: Melissa Whelcott
Physiotherapist: Kerry Swann

Team:
Starting Lineup
C #25 James Bainwright
PF #09 Mandeep Singh
SF #3 Glenton Ghould
SG #28 Daniel Jakovljević
PG #33 Anton Warrens

Reserves
Center #50 Jayson de Mailly
Center #19 Abbas Yusuf
Forward #07 Cedric Lamar
Forward #32 Pak Hye-Seok
Guard #8 Wayne Minogue
Guard #26 Aries Rossetti
Guard #17 Tim Rossi

• Tjorl


• Scus Dom

Team Logo can be viewed here:https://images.app.goo.gl/C55Pi37SKrWjZ7in6
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• Franche Comte

Team Name: The Comtois Chamois

point guard: Zoι Fofana-Quint
shooting guard: Nathan Rousseau
small forward: Koffi Baako
power forward: Sirvan Noori
center: Adam Boudon

Bench

Point Guard sub: Anita Daucourt
shooting guard sub: Jean-Luc Okese
small forward sub: Cyril Dupont
power forward sub: Nicolas Beaumanoir
center sub: Remi Moitessier

• Hospe

Games

All results were randomly generated.


• Game Day 1
•Tjorl: 104
Chamois: 81

Top Scorers
D. Bachmaier 28 Tjorl
S. Noori 18 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
D. Bachmaier Tjorl

•Scorpions: 111
Falcons: 94

Top Scorers
A. Warrens 18West Phoenicia
J.Potter 24 Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
J.Potter Scus Dom


• Game Day 2
•Prowlers: 89
Scorpions: 101

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 20 Hospe
G.Ghould 29 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
G.Ghould West Phoenicia

•Chamois: 121
Falcons: 118

Top Scorers
K.Baako 23Franche Comte
H.Blue 21Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
K.Baako Franche Comte


• Game Day 3
•Scorpions: 120
Tjorl: 91

Top Scorers
W.Minogue 22 West Phoenicia
D.Bachmaier 22 Tjorl
Player Of The Game:
G.Ghould West Phoenicia

•Prowlers: 109
Chamois: 104

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 36 Hospe
S.Noori 25 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
R.Abdullah Hospe


• Game Day 4
•Prowlers: 119
Falcons: 83

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 27 Hospe
H.Blue 16 Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 5
•Falcons: 124
Tjorl: 99

Top Scorers
E.Lionheart 37 Scus Dom
D.Bachmaier Tjorl
Player Of The Game:
E.Lionheart Scus Dom

Stage One Standings(Final)


• Game Day 6
•Scorpions: 119
Chamois: 103

Top Scorers
A.Warrens 26 West Phoenicia
K.Baako 29 Franche Comte
Player Of The Game:
A.Warrens West Phoenicia

•Falcons: 101
Prowlers: 111

Top Scorers
H.Blue 22Scus Dom
R.Abdullah 28Hospe
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 7
•Falcons: 113
Scorpions: 93

Top Scorers
H.Blue 21 Scus Dom
M. Singh 17 West Phoenicia
G. Ghould 17 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
H.Blue Scus Dom

•Chamois: 100
Prowlers: 110

Top Scorers
S.Noori 25Franche Comte
R.Abdullah 26Hospe
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-HowardHospe


• Game Day 8
•Prowlers: 93
Scorpions: 112

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 32Hospe
A. Warrens 23 West Phoenicia
M.Singh 23 West Phoenicia

Player Of The Game:
A.Warrens West Phoenicia

•Chamois: 95
Falcons: 96

Top Scorers
A.Boudon 27Franche Comte
L.Caster 26Scus Dom
Player Of The Game:
E.LionheartScus Dom

Stage Two Standings(Final)
•Scorpions 324 points
•Prowlers 314 points
•Falcons 310 points
•Chamois 298 points


• FINALS Game Day 1
•Prowlers: 100
Scorpions: 88

Top Scorers
J.Kent-Howard 29 Hospe
G.Ghould 16 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
J.Kent-Howard Hospe


• FINALS Game Day 2
•Scorpions: 95
Prowlers: 78

Top Scorers
A.Warrens 19 West Phoenicia
R.Abdullah 21 Hospe
Player Of The Game:
A.WarrensWest Phoenicia


• FINALS Game Day 3
•Prowlers: 108
Scorpions: 116

Top Scorers
R.Abdullah 37 Hospe
A. Warrens 29 West Phoenicia
Player Of The Game:
R.Abdullah Hospe


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