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AfricaEdit

East AfricaEdit

BurundiEdit

Politics: Presidential representative democratic republic.
Religion: Christian, other
Membership: UN
Notes: Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world. It has one of the lowest per capita GDPs of any nation in the world. The country has suffered from warfare, corruption and poor access to education. Burundi is densely populated and has had substantial emigration as young people seek opportunities elsewhere. According to a 2012 DHL Global Connectedness Index, Burundi is the least globalized of 140 surveyed countries.

The nation is riddled with corruption and conflict. The7 have shied away from the SRA, and don't have the money to participate in things like the WDP. Fusion has penetrated poorly. Official corruption has prevented even charitable efforts from getting fusion generators into the nation.

 

ComorosEdit

Politics: Federal presidential republic
Religion: Sunni Islam
Membership: UN
Notes: A sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa. Another nation marked by poverty, corruption, and violence. Only the barest nod to the actual rules they are suppose to follow.

 

DjiboutiEdit

Politics: Single-party semi-presidential republic
Religion: Islam
Membership: UN
Notes: Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 810,000 inhabitants. The Somali and Afar make up the two largest ethnic groups. Both speak Afroasiatic languages, which serve as recognized national languages. Arabic and French constitute the country's two official languages.

Djibouti is strategically located near the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refueling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub.

As per normal political corruption is the order of the day.

 

EritreaEdit

Politics: Single-party presidential republic
Religion:Christianity, Islam
Membership: UN
Notes: Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups. It has a population of around six million inhabitants. Eritrea is a single-party state in which national legislative elections have been repeatedly postponed. According to Human Rights Watch, the government's human rights record is considered among the worst in the world.

They are in the chorus calling for Ane to be a World Resource.

 

EthiopiaEdit

Politics: Federal parliamentary republic
Religion: Christianity, Islam
Membership:UN, WDP
Notes: Ethiopia is one of the founding members of the UN, the Group of 24 (G-24), the Non-Aligned Movement, G-77 and the Organization of African Unity, with Addis Ababa serving as the headquarters of the African Union, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the UNECA, African Aviation Training HQ, the African Standby Force and much of global NGOs focused on Africa. Despite being the main source of the Nile, the longest river on earth, Ethiopia underwent a series of famines in the 1980s, exacerbated by civil wars and adverse geopolitics. The country has begun to recover recently and now has the second largest economy by GDP in East Africa and Central Africa. According to Global Fire Power, Ethiopia has the 46th most powerful military in the world.

According to surveys in 2003 by the National Committee on Traditional Practices in Ethiopia, marriage by abduction accounts for 69% of the nation's marriages, with around 80% in the largest region, Oromiya, and as high as 92% in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region.

 

KenyaEdit

Politics: Semi-presidential republic
Religion: Christian, other
Memberships: UN; CoD (WDP); CoAr; SRA (4)

Currently making hay while the Ane shine. Hot on the whole new kinds of people thing. Kiongozi Shujaa is actually doing something positive for the country. The Government has been hauling in as much technology as anyone has been willing to give. The schools offered by the US? Wonderful. Fusion power plants for the country side? Sure, don't forget that Village. Frankly, being the center for peace joy and peoplehood is working for them. Shujaa is getting to line his pockets all while showing the world how open and accepting he is; all this while really being open and accepting. Win-win all the way.

The Government has asked the Ane to patrol Kurger National Park and cut down on the poachers. As the poachers usually kill several of their own number a year the Ane are willingly helping out. Being a poacher is not worth the gelt these days. You get found and get found fast. With thousands of eyes watching, there is no place to hide. Good chance you will get stomped to death as well.

Kenya has opened the African Free Port, located on Mandara Island. A pay as you go few questions asked space port. Convenient to a good portion of the world they invite technology investment. Freedom watchers place the Kenya free port as middle of the road for facilities and interference.

  • Masikanietu-- The Ansisi village is located in the Western part of the country. Masikanietu is no standout among savanna villages. They have a little more technology in terms of solar panels and a pump for the well, a well tended (and attended) school. They dress Masai fashion, but do not keep cattle other than goats. They are mainly farmers. Since the Ane came out they have gotten a fusion power plant. The Kenyan army keeps a subtle watch on the place, mainly to keep it from being overrun but over helpful people.

    The difference is that the Ansisi are Human telepaths, and the Greyson gazelles that hang around (and in) the village are Ane. Ansisi have been hiding in plain sight for millennia. With the The Trial for Peoplehood the Ane and the Ansisi alike are out.

The Fanboy tsunami has not quite materialized. Apparently a plane ticket to Kenya costs money. A substance Fanboys are notoriously short of.

 

MadagascarEdit

Politics: Constitutional republic
Religion: Traditional, Christian
Membership: UN
Notes: While a constitutional republic the Human rights issues is a badly stained one with the electoral process currently suspended. Ethic divisions and political viewpoints are matters to fight over. These problems aside Madagascar has sufficient economic clout to being in the modern technology. Even this has caused unrest and protest as the people perceive that those that back the government are getting all the new technology. They are not in the SRA.

The current Madagascar government has been wooing Anglophile countries for investment and aid.

 

MalawiEdit

Politics: Unitary presidential republic
Religion:Christian, Muslim, other
Membership: UN
Notes: Malawi is among the world's least developed countries. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. The Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development needs, although this need (and the aid offered) has decreased since 2000. They are having a hard time getting the fusion reactors that mean modern economic growth. The Malawian government faces challenges in building and expanding the economy, improving education, health care, environmental protection, and becoming financially independent. Malawi has several programs developed since 2005 that focus on these issues, and the country's outlook appears to be improving, with improvements in economic growth, education and healthcare seen in 2007 and 2008.

As of 2010, international observers noted issues in several human rights areas. Excessive force was seen to be used by police forces, security forces were able to act with impunity, mob violence was occasionally seen, and prison conditions continued to be harsh and sometimes life threatening. However, the government was seen to make some effort to prosecute security forces who used excessive force. Other legal issues included limits on free speech and freedom of the press, lengthy pretrial detentions, and arbitrary arrests and detentions. Societal issues found included violence against women, human trafficking and child labor. Corruption within the government is seen as a major issue, despite the Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau's (ACB) attempts to reduce it. The ACB appears to be successful at finding and prosecuting low level corruption, but higher level officials appear to be able to act with impunity. Corruption within security forces is also an issue.

As of 2010, homosexuality was illegal in Malawi, and in one recent case, a couple perceived as homosexual faced extensive jail time when convicted. The convicted pair, sentenced to the maximum of 14 years of hard labor each, were pardoned two weeks later following the intervention of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

 

MauritiusEdit

Politics: Parliamentary republic
Religion: Other
Membership: UN, SRA (3)
Notes: The people of Mauritius are multiethnic and multicultural. Most Mauritians are multilingual; Mauritian Creole, English, French, and Asian languages are used. The island's government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy and for economic and political freedom. Along with the other Mascarene Islands, Mauritius is known for its varied flora and fauna, with many species endemic to the island. The island is widely known as the only known home of the dodo, which, along with several other avian species, was made extinct by human activities, mainly the import of dogs, relatively shortly after the island's settlement.

 

MayotteEdit

Politics: Department of France
Religion: Not surveyed
Membership: As France
Notes: Mayotte became an overseas department of France (département d'outre-mer, DOM) on 31 March 2011 following the result of the March 2009 Mahoran status referendum, which was overwhelmingly approved by around 95% of voters. Becoming an overseas department will mean it will adopt the same legal and social system as used in the rest of France. This will require abandoning some customary laws, adopting the standard French civil code, and reforming the judiciary, educational, social and fiscal systems, and will take place over a period of about 20 years.

 

MozambiqueEdit

Politics: Presidential republic
Religion:Christian (Cathloic), Muslim, Secular, Other
Membership:UN SRA (3)
Notes: A country performing well below potential. They signed the SRA and have been mostly hewing to the agreement.The government has reluctantly allowed that Ane/Ansisi can also administer elections, it was their suggestion. It is clear the ruling party is not happy with the idea, and also clear they don't feel they can fight it. Ruling party support is thin and with all the "outside help" a change is in the wind.

Ane are asked mainly to help guard crops, and prevent poaching. They likewise have an Elephant problem that is being dealt with.

Mozambique has been pulling in as much technology as they can buy or beg. A fusion generator in a village that lives by subsistence agriculture is a shot in the arm. A reactor and generator in a park means that tourists get all the comforts they are used to, and the park does not suffer ecological damage. Money for such things is not plentiful so there is a great deal of push and pull as to who gets the goodies first.

 


RéunionEdit

Politics: A Department of France
Religion: Roman Catholicism with Hinduism, Islam, Chinese folk religion and Buddhism among the mix
Membership: As per France
Notes: Réunion is a French island with a population of about 800,000 located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius, the nearest island.

Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas departments of France. Like the other overseas departments, Réunion is also one of the 27 regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic with the same status as those situated on the European mainland.

Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. As goes France goes Réunion.

 


RwandaEdit

Politics: Semi-presidential constitutional republic
Religion:Majority Christian
Membership:UN
Notes: Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, but has since strengthened. The economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture. Coffee and tea are the major cash crops for export. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner. Rwanda is one of only two countries in which mountain gorillas can be visited safely, and visitors are prepared to pay high prices for gorilla tracking permits. Music and dance are an integral part of Rwandan culture, particularly drums and the highly choreographed intore dance. Traditional arts and crafts are produced throughout the country, including imigongo, a unique cow dung art.

 

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SomaliaEdit

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Notes: Less a nation than an open wound. Greedy warlords see that Humanitarian aid lines their pockets, not the bellies of hungry children. The Somalia pirates are infamous, and dangerous.

Under President Russel the US Navy has gone proactive on the pirates. Little boats are stopped and searched, if they have weapons they are arrested and the boat sunk. If they fire on a Navy vessel they are simply sunk. Motherships are sunk, no questions. Survivors are arrested. Hostage ships are retaken. We are sorry if anyone got killed, but no more ransoms, period. The SEALS are kept busy. India is backing this policy as are any of the Eastern African and Asian nations with any kind of merchant fleet. Many European nations are horrified, including the ones that use to hang pirates without trial.

Between The US and allies, India, and Singapore, enough gunboats exist to patrol the entire horn within radar range of each other. SEAL and US Special forces raids have been taking the money back. A deaf ear is turned to those that wail about the thieves that suffer in these raids. Pirate ports have been bombed. There is no legitimate trade in these ports. The pirates are at war with the world, and some people are taking it seriously.

 


TanzaniaEdit

Politics: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Religion:Muslim, Christian, other (Current statistics on religion are unavailable because religious surveys were eliminated from government census reports after 1967)
Membership: UN, SRA (2)
Notes: Struggling with Human rights and trying desperately to get a piece of the Ane pie. They are so close they have even been spotted in Tanzania but deal very cautiously with the government; which they openly state is far from ideal. Stop worrying about who has the power and deal.

Tanzania is another country where they are trying monetize their wildlife and they are constantly trying to balance the needs of that resource with those of a desperately poor rural population. Like Kenya they have Ane patrolling the parks. Stopping poachers is in the Ane's best interest.

 


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AlgeriaEdit

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EgyptEdit

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Religion:Islam, Christianity
Membership: UN
Notes: Proceeding slowly on the energy front. First it must be determined if the new fusion power offends the Mullahs. A group easily offended if you wave at them with the wrong hand.

Some members of the intelligence service are still freaked out by the Healing Wave. That would be those familiar with the 13th Crescent. They have seen the site, and it is vastly disturbing. Currently the Egyptian Special Police is keeping anyone else from seeing it and will not explain to anyone why they will not let them see it.

"Suffering" the Arab spring. The old order is swept away and it remains to be seen what the new order is.

  • Chota Ahusa: (Special Police) Egyptian agency. The current head of the agency is Mohammad Ahasin, who is also a prominent Muftī. As far as Bureau 13 is aware Mohammad Ahasin has retained his post through the reorganization of the Egyptian government.

LibyaEdit

Politics: In Flux.
Religion: Islam
Membership: UN
Notes: Fading slowly into the sunset. With the demand for oil hitting an all time low Libya, never freedom's favorite nation has lost what little influence it had. Gadaffi is dead, the country is still fighting out what that means.

The various successors to Gadaffi have fought continually, and with oil a dead issue their major export is not wanted. If they fail to produce, no one will notice. Their UN membership even hangs in the balance as no legitimate government exists to field an Ambassador.

The one constant is the demand that Ane be a world resource, even from, the various "rebel" groups.

Ane will not teleport you to Libya, not just not work in the country. They are that hostile to the Ane in general. All factions have an open arrest order for any Ane they see, for being an Ane. The CIA reports they think they can force the "secret: of teleportation and telepathy out of them.

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  • Libyan Independence Party: They hold most of the Eastern country. They claim (of course) to have the will of the people. They look like yet another strong man dictatorship in the making.
  • Libya Jihad: Radical Islamists. Many from the breakdown of other groups in the Middle East, including those Saudi religious police that got away. Kill all infidels (This means you) enslave all women. In short, the usual.
  • Libyan Republic: The ones currently holding Tripoli. They claim to be the government in power but cannot back that up. They seem to have gotten most of the Libyan army gear.

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Western Sahara Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicEdit

Politics: Single Party "Republic":
Religion: Islam
Membership: None
Notes: A partially recognized state that claims sovereignty over the entire territory of Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony. SADR was proclaimed by the Polisario Front on February 27, 1976, in Bir Lehlu, Western Sahara. The SADR government controls about 20-25% of the territory it claims. It calls the territories under its control the Liberated Territories or the Free Zone. Morocco controls and administers the rest of the disputed territory and calls these lands its Southern Provinces. The SADR government considers the Moroccan-held territory to be an occupied territory.

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South AfricaEdit

Politics: Unitary parliamentary republic
Religion:Christian, other.
Membership:UN SRA (3) CoD
Notes: Keenly wanting what Kenya has (the Ane), however they are using the gold and diamond revenues they do have to build South Africa into the most modern state on the continent. They have made it quietly plain that if Kenya ever nuts up, the Ansisi and their friends are welcome to move south. The offer is being examined, not so much out of need but with the idea of splitting the physical population. The Ansisi have always limited their numbers due to limited land.

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Ivory CoastEdit

Politics: Unitary presidential republic
Religion:Islam, Christian
Membership: UN
Notes: (In the Local French The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire) A country long torn by internal strife. The latest a war over the election results from the 2010 election that should have been held in 2005. The results didn't please the ruling party. Alassane Ouattara was finally inaugurated a year after he was elected. The violence has simmered down.

The Ivory Coast has one of the strongest economies in Africa. Corruption and civil violence are the main impediments to it being a leading nation on the continent. They are not a signer of the SRA. The government as it was was no saint and the government as is is hardly prepared to make any such commitment.

LiberiaEdit

Politics: Unitary presidential republic
Religion: Christian, Islam
Membership: UN
Notes: Liberia is one of only two modern countries in Sub-Saharan Africa without roots in the European Scramble for Africa. Beginning in 1820, the region was colonized by freed American slaves with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization that believed ex-slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa. Slaves freed from slave ships were also sent there instead of being repatriated to their countries of origin. In 1847, these colonists founded the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States. The colonists, known as Americo-Liberians, monopolized the political and economic sectors of the country despite comprising only a small percentage of the largely indigenous population.

Liberia scored a 3.3 on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt) on the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking 87th of 178 countries worldwide and 11th of 47 in Sub-Saharan Africa. This score represented a significant improvement since 2007, when the country scored 2.1 and ranked 150th of 180 countries. When seeking attention of a selection of service providers 89% of Liberians had to pay a bribe, the highest national percentage in the world according to the organization's 2010 Global Corruption Barometer. Liberia is one of the world's poorest countries, with a formal employment rate of only 15%.

Liberia was refused entry into the Sentient Rights Agreement due to governmental corruption. They are not getting the benefits of the new age of technology again due to the rampant corruption.

MaliEdit

Politics: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Religion: Islam
Membership: UN
Notes: Mali is a constitutional democracy governed by the Constitution of 12 January 1992, which was amended in 1999. The constitution provides for a separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. The system of government can be described as "semi-presidential.Democracy-wise things looked positive after the local elections at the end of April 2009, though significant shortcomings and attempts at manipulation still existed.

Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. The average worker's annual salary is approximately US$1,500. Mali has made no effort to join the SRA. Due to the abject poverty of the area is not benefiting from the technological breakthroughs enjoyed by much of the world.

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AmericasEdit

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Notes: Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17 degrees north of the Equator. The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands. Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by The British Empire, which the country was formerly part of.

The nation generally enjoys the free and relaxed nature of the Caribbean culture. Tourism being the main industry. They are pulling in modern technology to help make up for the lack of an industrial base. While the fusion generators cost, the savings in not buying oil is offsetting it. The majority of the cars on the island are shade tree conversions. At various places about the landscape discarded engine blocks can be seen piled up. A frank toxic hazard from the leaking oil.

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Notes: Island in the Caribbean. They have opened the first free enterprise space port in the western Hemisphere. As a tiny nation with Dutch roots they have been totally dependent on tourist trade for years. They have fully embraced fusion technology. They have used the less habitable part of the island to build a spaceport that is available to anyone with the money to fly. With open visa requirements and a strong open market attitude about who can deal with them they are getting the business they want.

Aruba has been cutting ties to the Netherlands with the advent of fusion and private space travel they feel they can make a nation without the colonial leash. The Mother country is not at all sure this is a good idea, after all they want a cut too. Aruba is not a SRA signer however the Netherlands is and they currently fall under that agreement.

BarbadosEdit

Politics: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Religion: No official
Membership: UN, SRA (4)
Notes: In 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with the British Monarch (presently Queen Elizabeth as hereditary head of state.Due to their colonial history and connection to the United Kingdom, even after independence, it is sometimes referred to as Little England.It has a population of 280,121 people, predominantly of African descent.Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island. In 2014, Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Barbados joint second in the Americas (after Canada, equal with the United States) and joint 17th globally (after Belgium and Japan, equal with the U.S., Hong Kong and Ireland).

Barbados is grabbing fusion hard. They are among the first nations to go totally electric. Gas is used only for cooking. There are no internal combustion engines left on the island.

CanadaEdit

Politics:Parliamentary Republic
Religion: No official, many and sundry
Membership:UN, CoD, SRA (3), BC, NATO, others
Notes: Currently in the grip of the conservative arm of Canadian politics. The tone conservative or liberal is statist. Technological penetration is about equal to the US. Alberta is resisting the move away from oil. Actually trying to get a mandate for a minimum oil use and price for that oil. The rest of the country is not going along.

Canada also has a strong urge to control the flow of information, mainly a very strong copyright lobby. They are getting the attention of the AI community. The urge to stifle dissent is also getting them negative attention from the SRA community.

Normally a quiet nation that tends to follow the lead of the US or The United Kingdom they are quietly becoming more rigid in areas where significant opposition exists. Things could get noisy.

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Drawer 13: Doing the same task as Bureau 13 in that understated Canadian way. They are more spit and polish and official than B-13 used to be. Marked by a expert typing badge on the standard RCMP uniform. Drawer-13 Agents are mounties who have encountered the supernatural, and are expert typers. Non RCMP people are recruited as contractors or special assistants to active duty officers. There is a relationship with Bureau 13, it has been strained at times.

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HaitiEdit

Politics: Absolute Monarchy
Religion: No official Christian, Voodun, other.
Membership: UN, SRA, Lost Persons Treaty
Notes: After the recent eldrich disaster Toni Allion moved in and took power. She is wielding reform and responsibility like a hammer of war. She is tossing around a degree of charisma that has never been seen. Locals say she could talk a snake out of his skin.

The Gourde was tied to antimatter as a matter of monetary stability. As no debt is being incurred it is assumed she ls burning personal wealth. A series of truly stunning banking reform and privacy laws were passed down. Money is moving to Haiti. The new Switzerland. Infrastructure is rapidly being repaired and upgraded.

The late government is simply absent. Their fate unknown and mostly unmourned, Cannibal Voodoo Party, really?. Corrupt lessor governmental and non governmental actors have been jailed and given the choice of coughing up the money, or rotting in the jails they designed. If the cough they get a ticket out of the country and a disinvitation to return.

It is noted that The House of Crafters is operating in Port-au-Prince, and they are making headway. Not only for themselves but for other honest aid groups. There is so much to do and so few to do it. At

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JamaicaEdit

Politics: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy (Elizabeth II)
Religion: Christian, mostly
Membership: UN, SRA
Notes: One of the world's happy places. The law is not too heavy, the politics less corrupt than usual, the climate is pleasant and the people friendly. The people are spending those tourist dollars on fusion and desalination plants. Yes, reverse osmosis is inefficient. But when you filter that same water for the deuterium that keeps your power plant running it suddenly gets a lot cheaper. An island with no raw materials or native power outside of wind and sun, fusion is their key to energy freedom.

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Notes: Mexico is in the throes of a revolution. The drug cartels have the police in their pockets and often are better armed than the army. Corruption makes the government a joke. The south of the country is about ready to divorce the north and try making it without them. The US with its drug laws is not improving things.


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Notes: Chortling over fusion power. they are planning a parallel canal and have started digging. Fusion means they don't have to depend on gravity to power the water. Completion is estimated to be in 2016, at which time the original canal will be closed down and upgraded. The end result to be done in 2023 is a much larger parallel system, each serving one direction and allowing better than double the current traffic. Lights are planned to allow night navigation. All powered by plentiful sea water.


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United States of AmericaEdit

Politics: Republic
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Memberships: UN; CoD (WDP); CoAr; SRA (3)
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Notes: With Moraless killed in a terrorist attack. Bolivia is ratcheting down on dissent. They have dropped a full point in the Sentient Rights Agreement scale. Otherwise it is a decent place to live.


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Notes: Chile is working to modernize. While among the leaders in South America they are not at first world standards. The government requires watching as it has proved unstable in the past. Chile is attempting to leverage its limited resources into a robust 21st century nation.


ColombiaEdit

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Notes: With the US War on (some) Drugs bad history and the DEA a shell of itself Colombia is rocking and reeling.

On one hand the heavy hand of the DEA is gone. The corrupt government has lost its props. On the gripping hand the DEA is gone and the profit from drug smuggling has plunged thorough the floor. While not encouraged you can actually legally import cocaine. It's a lot simpler and safer but not nearly as profitable.

Recent elections saw the corrupt governmental officials swept away. It is clear that the remaining drug money had something to do with that. It remains to be seen if the new power structure is any less corrupt.

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Falkland IslandsEdit

Politics: British Overseas Territory
Religion: Church of Englian
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Notes: Still a United Kingdom territory. The Falklands have a British culture and that is unlikely to change any time soon. Argentina is still sore over the matter. Their politics and government is that of the United Kingdom.

Great Britain has been pouring money into the Falkands, they have fusion generators you can't get in England. (Health and $afety you under$tand). They have the status of the favored child that will not be let go.

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PeruEdit

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Notes: Peru is coming out of a long period of conflict both internal and with its neighbors. There is still a dispute with Chile that has not been resolved. They are considered a developing nation with a high Human rights level. Peru is buying into as much of the new technology as it can get. The dichotomy between the cities and the rural areas is stunning. Fusion and krellite cells can change that.


SurinameEdit

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Notes: They are turning their wealth in natural resources; bauxite, gold, and oil, along with fishery and agricultural products into a modern nation. With relations with the Netherlands growing sour they have looked more closely to the United States as a trading and cultural partner. They are a strong Roman Catholic country, this is affecting their total score on the SRA. They are the smallest nation in the contiguous South American continent with a population under half a million.


UruguayEdit

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Notes: One of the most hopping places in South America. They have made social progress the US is only dipping its toes in and did not suffer from the world recession. They have one of the highest SRA scores. They have been pulling in fusion technology as quickly as possible. In many cases tearing down coal or gas power plants as the fusion replacement comes on line. They are one of the few counties to cluster the small fusion reactors into large plantations. They are replacing the old plants with the new and not rebuilding the grid.

They are building South America's first krellite car. The Escarabajo eléctrico is a Volkswagen beetle frame (yea the old one) with a reworked electric drive train and body. The car is wildly popular.


VenezuelaEdit

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Notes: The civil war is over. Oil production was damaged, and at the current market for oil it might not get repaired. The country is looking at a stark future as Chavee carelessly spent the oil boom money on keeping people complacent and not on actually improving anything. They are broke, damaged, and no more money is coming in.

The new government has its hand full. A weak mandate, no money, and too much to do. Venezuela is highly unstable and could suffer further coups or rebellions.




AsiaEdit

Central AsiaEdit

KazakhstanEdit

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Notes: Kazakhstan is officially a presidential republic but displays strong authoritarian characteristics. The first and only president is Nursultan Nazarbayev. The president is also the commander in chief of the armed forces and may veto legislation that has been passed by the Parliament. The prime minister chairs the Cabinet of Ministers and serves as Kazakhstan's head of government. Human rights and fair and free elections are not a major concern.

They are not signers of the SRA. They are among the nations that contend the Ane should be a world resource. Political corruption has prevented the wide spread use of fusion. A hand full of the wealthy have their own private power plants. The peons are forced to buy local oil and gas at state set prices.

The Government has taken the postilion that magicians should be executed at once if not sooner. The witch hunts have started. It seems that political opposition is the main source of magicians.


KyrgyzstanEdit

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Notes: One of the six Turkish states. They are currently undergoing unrest and protect over government corruption. Nothing in the way of the new technologies has penetrated here, unless privately in the hands of the oligarchs. No they are not part of the SRA community. Neither are they complaining about it. They have internal fish to fry.

Violence has been breaking down along ethic lines. Officials have been expressing a return to devout religious values, mainly as a means of controlling the unrest. The majority religion is Islam followed by the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Eastern AsiaEdit

Beijing (Empire of China)Edit

Politics: Absolute Monarchy
Religion: No official
Membership: UN
Notes: Beijing has pulled together under Chow Young, styled Xīn dí límíng huángdì "New Dawn Emperor". He has pulled Hebei, Liaoning, Shandongm, and Shaanxi provinces by sheer force of personality. He is working on more.

The man is considered dangerous. He made a pay for world domination through the UN. The nature of that body foiled him.

"Greater China"Edit

The Maoist government is gone. The means of governing destroyed; the Red Army rendered impotent; the government in Beijing simply stopped being relevant in the lives of anyone. Tibet, Manchuria and other "captive regions" have broken away and turned their back on the idea of China. Hong Kong, and Manchu are business as usual. The city of Shanghai is taking ruthless advantage of the current situation.

Various local groups have taken up the functions of government from ad hoc village councils to corporations. Ane, AKA "Magical Antelopes" continue to advise and suggest to local peoples how to deal with the sudden lack of governmental control.

The Chinese themselves have not ignored the new technology. Fusion reactors, many made in Japan are coming into the country as quickly as people can get them. Entire towns have gone off the grid, and with the current state of the government off the radar.

Hong Kong City StateEdit

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Notes: Grinning and diving into making all the money they can. With the threat of Beijing off their necks Hong Kong is beholden to no one. They like it that way. The City state prospers. It is a near true free market.

Money has been spent on fusion plants, on krellite cells for cars and buses, for tri-logic computers. What was one of the most polluted spots in the world is cleaning up. Hong Kong is pushing for 100% energy independence in 3 years. No oil, no coal, no gas. The first all fusion-electric nation in the world.

HenanEdit

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Notes: A former Chinese province that was heavily shattered by the fall of the Maoist government. Those authorities still standing when the shouting was over have fallen back on the wisdom of the Shaolin Monks of the Song Mountain Monastery. The Monks have a near mythical reputation and power. The result being the country is developing along decidedly Buddhist lines. There are worse things to happen.

The Shaolin Monastery is currently cooperating with the Collegium Arcane in the research and compilation of magical knowledge. It seems that have quite a bit.

Henan has recently signed the Sentient Rights Agreement. Nothing within is anti Buddhist.


HuanEdit

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Notes: The former Chinese province has pulled together a government, assembled a constitution and presented itself on the world stage. It is getting less than enthusiasm from the first world nations that see the break up of China as a bad thing because if one giant nation can fall apart without Mad Max coming to town, they all can. That cold chill is death walking on your grave. The nation state isn't necessary.

Huan is getting positive answers from the developing world. Kenya jumped all over accepting them. Other African Federation nation have followed suit as well as those former Chinese provinces that have already established themselves. Huan has presented itself to the Sentient Rights Agreement and stepped up to sign the Lost Persons Treaty.

JapanEdit

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Notes: Taking everything they can get of the new technology with both hands. Fusion is salvation. Japanese oil imports have dropped to the point of feeding the plastics and rubber industry only. Oil is no longer burned in the country. Natural gas and propane are still significant power sources and fission plants are being closed. In the case of Fukushima it went off line just in time for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Experts say the damage done to the plant would have precipitated a disaster if it had been critical at the time.

The government has signed the SRA. the whaling fleet lies rusting at the bottom of the harbor, and the expense of replacing it is simply not worth the time, effort, money, and bad will it would generate. The owners are still arguing with the insurance companies over the insurance. From every evidence the fleet was scuttled, not covered.

  • Monogoto-shō wa katara remasen: Ministry of Things not Spoken About. The Japanese X-13 agency. Publicly known as Futon hinshitsu-shō, or the Ministry for Futon Quality. Seriously, they really do inspect futons.

Aliens in Popular CultureEdit

Japan is of two minds on the Ane. The popular culture has grabbed them and given them the usual Japanese popular culture treatment. They appear as dolls, Anime and Magna characters. Solid blue contacts, wearable horns, black noses, even tails are seen on the public streets. Ane are kawaii all the way.

Other Aliens are starting to impinge on the Japanese conciseness as well. The Dragon-like Sauroi are popular, even if local examples are rare. Vulcans and the stoic attitudes are likewise getting Japanized. Vulcans will not recognize themselves. Vulcans and Elves are getting conflated with each other in the popular culture. Leomans are very big. Even though the Leomans were only briefly seen they are now wise counselors and fearless warriors. If this bears any resemblance to the truth it is strictly an accident. Phoenixes are also popular as are the half Phoenixes. In this case the reported attributes are closer to the popular view. Again, not from any effort on anyones' part. Centaurs and Half Centaurs have not grabbed the popular imagination. All things considered perhaps the Centaurs and half Centaurs should be glad of it.

Since Astral Flame Rolled through Tanuki have also grabbed the popular attention. While only superficially resembling the Japanese Tanuki (raccoon dog) they are being granted many of their supernatural properties. "Cali-girls" fans of Willis Blackmane (that he would rather do without) carry model calipers to measure his balls.

KoreaEdit

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Notes: Memberships: Like Japan they are grabbing all the new technology they can with both hands and their teeth. Politics has changed little.

They have moved into the vacuum that was the North as soon as it was feasible. They are getting major help with reconstruction.

Northern KoreaEdit

Pyongyang is gone. Vanished, the whole freaking thing. The event jumped the magic scale. All the Kim Jongs and the entire leadership are toast.

The official explanation was found in the person of a very old Korean magician. Kim Jong wanted all his enemies removed from the world. It was easier to remove Kim Jong from his enemies, so he did that. A city sized Dimensional inversion.

Macau City StateEdit

Politics: Oligarchy. He that has the gold, makes the rules.
Religion: Yea, whatever.
Membership: CoD (WDP); CoAr; SRA (3)
Notes: Similar to Hong Kong but with a Portuguese flavor and gambling. With the failure of the Beijing government they shrugged and kept stepping. It had never been that important to them and more of a worry than anything positive. One never knew when the barely controlled chaos that was Mancu would finally become too much and Beijing would pull in the reins. That issue is off the plate.

MongoliaEdit

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Notes: A former forced communist country that is gladly now a free market state. Mongolia is mainly known for the nomadic nature of many of it's people and the spareness of self same people. They are one of the signers of the SRA, about as good as any of them. Mongolia breathed a sign of relief at the fall of the Soviet Union and further sigh at the collapse of China.

Technology is coming slowly to this land locked country with little of anything. The lives of the majority of the population is little changed from the time of Genghis Kahn. They are slow to join the 20th century, never mind the 21st.


Republic of China (Taiwan)Edit

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Notes: Ding dong the witch is dead! Taiwan can hardly believe their luck. The "People's Republic" imploded on itself. They have wiped that dust from their heels and set about making money. Taiwan is either number four or five on the Asian nations that are grabbing as much of the fusion electric pie as they can. Due to ties with the US it is General Electric reactors not Mitsubishi. Something for which the US is thankful.

Shanghai City StateEdit

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Notes: The largest city in China at the time of the China-Ane unwar and one of the most independent. With her economic strength in financial markets Shanghai turned its back on the Maoist government and continued business as usual. It was already administered as a separate province, the ad hoc administration just picked up the pieces where they were and dealt with it. With access to the sea assured and a good airport they just ignored Beijing.

With corporate control of civil services the city never missed beat. People utterly failed to notice that directives from Beijing had stopped happening. It remains to be seen what kind of government will grow out of this ad hoc start, businesses assuming the reins to keep the city running. Rest assured many people are watching. Some are watching very fearfully.

With the Nationalist Yuan not worth the paper it is printed on the Shanghai banks have introduced a new silver specie called the Sycee after the silver money of the Ming dynasty. Trust in this new specie is firming up, but has not spread much beyond Shanghai proper. The coins are clear polycarbonate with a quarter gram or more of silver embedded in them. The polycarbonate is mainly to ensure the small bits of silver are hard to lose, easy to handle and cannot be altered. A laser readable code is added for security. Value is stamped on the bit of silver. Trade in dollars continues as well.

Sichuan StateEdit

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Notes: This former province of China is pulling itself together as a nation in its own right. They are dealing with the ecological damage caused by the late regime's desire for large impressive public works. They have successfully solicited donations to decommission the Three Gorges Dam almost before it was truly operational. With the funds they are building fusion plants and constructing flood control works that do not disrupt the ecology and beauty of the region.

Chengdu is flogging the records to restore seized lands and to return the way of life they once had. They have signed the Sentient Rights Agreement. They want the help of the Ane and the Magical Antelopes.

Sichuan does not have a formal military force. Order is kept by the People's Committees. In effect vigilante groups equipped with Red Army gear and semi official sanction. They are also known as Zhìzuò línjū or the Committee of Making Neighbors for this efforts to quickly integrate any newcomer into the community.


Southern AsiaEdit

AfghanistanEdit

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Notes: The lights have gone out. What light and hope this nation had for a future has been extinguished by the Taliban and their idea of Arrogant Ignorance. Currently the only aid going in is an effort to get young women out. Being female is all but illegal there.


BangladeshEdit

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Notes: An Asian pocket country. It is most noted for the voluntary abdication of the fourth King, an absolute monarch in favor of his son as the constitutional monarch of a democratic nation. They are not part of the SRA but not for a lack of rights. Such matters are not important to the small country. They might get around to it at some point.

Technology has made few inroads in this landlocked nation. They are truly looking outward for the first time.


IndiaEdit

Politics: Federal parliamentary republic[
Religion: Hindu, Islam, Other
Membership: UN, SRA (3) CoD
Notes: India is losing its top spot as the world's call center. Wages along with the technology are going up. Indians want their own car and computers, not to mention refrigerators, dishwashers, and other toys of the modern house. Indian heavy industry has already geared up to make the fusion reactor locally.

Such a large nation is difficult to paint with a broad brush. the major cities are not the rural areas. Technology still varies widely and clean drinking water is still a concern for many Indians. India is a country that is still dealing with starvation, and a growing obesity problem.

India is still the center of ship breaking and not a very clean version of it either. As the standard of living improves demands that all working conditions improve are becoming stronger.

India also has a serious Elephant problem. A problem of their own making. The respect for Ganesh aside Elephants have been fighting back and Humans are not taking it lying down. Ane have been asked to mediate the situation. While this is not making everyone happy it has stopped the inter-species violence while talks are continuing. Due to the Indian abuse of Elephants in the past the government is getting gouged for the services of the Ane as well.

MaldivesEdit

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NepalEdit

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The loss of China has kicked the props out from under the Maoist movement. It remains to be seen of the current government will honor the agreements made with the rebels.


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Notes: With Tibet being free of the Chinese yoke the Dali Llama has taken the enlightened path of declining to return as the political leader of the country. He has urged the people of Tibet to choose wisely how they will rule themselves. When this is done he will return to his spiritual home, never again in this life or any other to hold political power.

Tibet itself is struggling to take nothing and make a modern nation of the same. They have no objection to technology. It only requires money.


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Indonesia is among the loudest of the nations demanding the Ane be declared a world resource. They want the fuzzy four legged things forced to bow to the needs of poor nations, not be the toy of the rich and powerful. They obviously have not investigated the facts or don't care about them.

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SingaporeEdit

Politics: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Religion: Yes, bring you own.
Membership:UN, CoD, SRA (2)
Notes: Like Japan grabbing all the fusion tech they can. The island country has lots of deuterium, but nothing in the way of other energy resources. Nothing else has really changed. They accepted the Sentient Rights Agreement, it doesn't really affect them. The attitude being yea, sure; show us the money.

The low SRA score is a reflection of Singapore's self aware Nanny State status. They are very controlling of individual behavior and like it that way.

Singapore is in direct competition with Kenya and Aruba as a free enterprise space port. Of the three such ports available they are the most controlling of who and what is done.

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Oil money has managed to lobby against the adoption of fusion to any degree. Inflation and a stagnating economy are eating at the nation.


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Internal and external unrest has kept Bahrain out of the SRA. They would like to be a part of it, but recent actions by their neighbors is preventing that at the moment. Religious parties are a large part of the government, but extreme or radical agendas have not been suggested.


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IraqEdit

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Notes: With the old dictator Hussin vanished the attempted coalition government slipping and with the falling price of oil cutting into his budget Iraq finds itself without friends or the ability to buy them. Its military was gutted in '91. Husein's antics have caused an accelerated brain drain from the county. The squabbling of the religious intolerance types and the other political factions means that Iraq is rapidly descending to a poor third world nation...again. It is currently questionable whether it will survive as a nation.


IranEdit

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Notes: Iran is fading away on the world stage. In the firm control of the clerics, and now with their new overseer of their own creation the AI Muhammad's Disciple even the upper echelons of power cannot get away with anything. Religious hanky panky is forbidden, but dissent is not. Be very careful what you ask for. The new president is playing nice. Reconciliation is his game.

The USA offered Iran a deal, fusion for fission. If power is your concern, take modern clean fusion plants in place of the dirty nasty fission. Besides, atom bombs are so last century. They geeked selling the US their fissile materials for fusion plants.

Amid all this they have Koranic scholars poring over the pages looking for some indication as to how aliens fit into the scheme of things. So far the head banging has produced headaches. They are withholding comment on any alien until they have a firm fatwa on the matter. Meanwhile the President is going forward, fatwa or not, the aliens are a fact. They have not backed down from their call for making the Ane a world resource.


IsraelEdit

Politics: Unitary parliamentary republic
Religion: Judaism, Islam, Christian
Membership: UN, SRA (1) CoD
Notes: Sucking down technology as fast as they can suck. Also still sucking on the whole "I'll stop when you stop" conflict thing. They signed the SRA. They have not lived up to it. The Ane are starting to chide, and withhold services. Currently they will not aid the government in any fashion, but have not denied private citizens. Israel is on the verge of being the first nation kicked out of the SRA.

Meanwhile the Ane have been using their presence to offer the Palestinians a way out. Move to El Nanth, move to New Baris. Places that need people. If freedom and peace are you true desire, take the offer. Those for whom freedom and peace are their desire are.

  • The Mosad: Israeli secret intelligence and operations. We know they have dealt with supernatural matters even if they will not admit it. If anything more ruthless than the competition. The ends justify the means is their operational doctrine.

JordanEdit

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Notes: They don't have the money of their oil rich neighbors. They are also trying to stay uninvolved in the local politics. They are getting fusion power. Using fusion to built a manufacturing base to not just pay for the fusion but dig the whole country out of the poverty pit. As the main resource of Jordan seems to be refugees the idea is to put the people to work. Phones, computers, cars, trucks, and, surprise, fusion plants are all being churned out.

Jordan signed the SRA and so far looks to be trying to live up to it. The King and his wife are progressive persons, ill-liked in the radical Islamicists' courts. They are using Ane; mainly as eyes and ears. As the King's purpose is the betterment of the people of Jordan he is getting cut rates.

Jordan is an unwelcome environment for the extremists. It is filling up with full bellies. Ergo their king is on the hit list. To counter that he has made Jordan a place welcome to the, as he put it, students of the Enlightenment. That gets him no points with the fundie extremists either.


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Notes: This is not a nation, it is a shell of a nation propped up by Syria as a deniable means to attack Israel. Syria pulls all the strings and only a fool or the Syrian government thinks it looks otherwise. The losers are the Lebanese themselves that get used as a punching bag by Israel every time Syria stirs things up but have no say in the matter.

With Syria embroiled in a civil war the Lebanese are working to stabilize their government and get back on their feet. Shoot rockets at Israel and we hand you over. Enough already. The USA has been pouring fusion into the country.


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QatarEdit

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Notes: A mix of the old, the new, the liberal, and the near medieval. Qatar is a spit of sand with nothing but oil. Prior to the fusion revolution they had the second highest per capita income in the middle east. On one hand they treat their women more like people but have guest worker laws akin to slavery. They are one of the few absolute monarchies left in the world. The current Emir, Sheikh Hamma bin Khalifa Al Thadi is quickly seeing that civil reforms are solid and permanent at least for his own people. He can see the walls coming down all around him, and his one outside ally, the United States, has been drifting away to shinyer interests. They were refused membership in the SRA due to the guest worker laws and the form of government. So far that is more important to them than access to Ane.

The Guest worker crisis has solved itself when the nation woke up to find all the guns in the hands of the Guest Workers. Qutarians are having to learn to work themselves, they have no guest workers left and no chance at more. No one knows how or who.

Qutar is devolving back to a tribal sand pit as the money is drying up.


SyriaEdit

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Notes: While not signers of the SRA they are constantly pointing at Israel and screaming "see, see?", while backhanding some inconvenient person into the political prison or worse. So nothing has changed. Iran had been funneling money to the Regime to keep it propped up, but Iran's oil money is drying up. The subsidies to be the Iranian attack dog are gone.

The leadership sees no reason to invest in the new technology. It is easier to keep the peasantry decently oppressed and down on the farm with the lack of the old one. A decent excuse to use what money they do have on keeping on Israel's case. Various policy wonks are in serious doubt that the regime will wake up before the money is gone, the people are desperately unhappy, and their bodies adorn lampposts.

Syria is in a full blown civil war in which no one is winning, and the world isn't sure they want either side to win.

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Turkey tried to sign the SRA. they were told their signature would not be accepted until they got out of Cyprus.


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United ArabiaEdit

Formerly Saudi Arabia

Politics: Monarchy under Queen Fatima
Religion:Islam is practiced, but not required.
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Notes: This nation has suffered two coups in recent history. The first a total religious takeover that made the former regime look warm and fuzzy. The hard line clerics ousted the King and declared a theocracy based on their twisted misogynistic ideas. This was followed by a female revolt that saw the wholesale slaughter of clerics and the religious police.

The facts are not in, but the weapons of war and control ended up in the hands of the women, somehow.... The result was a mass burka burning and a rejection of the last 80 years of Arabian history.

The nation is under marital law, and the girls have all the guns. They have been reaching out to he international community for support in remaking the nation as a modern state.

The end of Oil means they are as important as used toilet paper. While they still make modest bank the money no longer flows in unreasonable amounts.

Inams the world over have their panties in a bunch over women controlling access to Mecca and Medria. They have been told that attacking the current regime will result in the total and instant destruction of those two cities by fire. We get the message.


YemenEdit

Politics: In flux
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Notes: If anything Saudi Arabia squared. The old men with the hookas are desperately trying to find something, anything, for the young bored and idle men of the country to do. Well something anything that doesn't involve giving them any freedom or say in the matter.

Yemen has joined the list of Arabic nations coming apart at the seams. They have fighting in the streets and a long time dictator scrambling for his life.

The close dual fall of the Saudis has everything in question, people are eying women. They might sprout guns.



 

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With a decent economy and absolutely no native resources Andorra has embraced fusion and krellite. With a total population of under 100,000 a couple of fusion plants powers the whole of the country.


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Belgium is the headquarters of the European Union for better or worse,


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Bosnia is pulling itself together as a nation after a long and bloody conflict. Fusion is seen as an economic equalizer and is being strongly pursued. They are signers to the SRA and see the provision that strongly separate the Church and limits the State as good things. Religion has caused too many deaths.  

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Notes: France had an aggressive nuclear energy program before the coming of fusion. Fusion has been taken up with giddy delight. France funded the Orion II class Jules Verne. They are active and eager participants in the Warp Drive Project.

France has also been pushing for the recognition of the Chinese Successor States, and has recognized them itself.

With the destruction of the Département des choses inexistant in a rash of publicity other X-13 organization have hope that France will not devolve to chaos in the Breakout.  

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The truth is that racism is no deader in Germany than other places. Sadly one skinhead is dead of said attitude. In trying to beat them into an Ane he got his face kicked in, literally.


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Fusion plants have been bought, and might not get repossessed. Greece is decent in the sentient rights department. The health of the government in general is a scary question. Many private Greeks are looking at the lessons of China and preparing for the day the city states return.


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The Italian Economy is booming in spite of the government not because it it, but this is typical in a nation that lives the principle that it is easier to get forgiveness than permission. Italy continues to fight against the influence of the Mafia which has a significant economic impact, to the negative.

  • Sotto Ministero del Mistero: Under Ministry of Mystery. An under ministry of the Ministero della Difesa, the Italian Ministry if Defense.

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They have invested heavily in US built runway capable space craft while hiring engineers by the fist full from where ever they can get them. They have tossed in with the ESA on their Orion 2 ships. They have poured what cash they can into Gagarin Station with the United States. In spite of the set back they will not be counted down and out. They are building their own fusion plants. Oil is the monkey on their back as well.

They are not a signer of the SRA. They read the thing and Puttin didn't like the part about the state not having rights. Hey, he stole the power honestly. Their tech recovery efforts are suffering for that. Russia is among the nations calling on the Ane to be a world resource without the SRA, but their tone is conciliatory rather than the usual accusatory, or militant stance.

In spite of their nonsigner status the Ane Defense Force in the person of the ADF Rubicon cleaned up the festering nuclear mess that was the piles of rusting Soviet era ships. As well as some other ecological disasters dating as far back as the Stalin era. They were told "Don't do it again."


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Notes: Quietly being Switzerland. They officially host the Vulcan Embassy. The Vulcans chose Switzerland because they have the least war of anyone. They are acquiring the efficient and non-polluting fusion and krellite cell technology everyone is gaga over. All without fuss or headlines.

Switzerland is literally banking on the world technological boom. The famous banks of Zurich have been passing out the money and hauling the filthy gelt back in an boxcar loads. Big American boxcars, not those little European jobs.


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United KingdomEdit

Politics: parliamentary monarchy
Religion: Anglican (official) other present
Membership:UN, BC, EU, CoD, SRA (3) NATO
Notes: Wallowing in the politics of the Nanny State. Anti nuclear parties have kept fusion out of the country for fear their corgis will grow five legs. Their scientists participate eagerly in the Warp Drive Project, but the fearful ninnies back home are retarding progress. Something has to give. The rest of Europe is enjoying lowering energy prices, while they are still stuck on admittedly cheaper, but diminishing oil.

  • Mi-13: AKA Torchwood. Great Britain. Maintains a cozy relationship with Bureau 13/

Vatican CityEdit

Politics: Theocracy
Religion: Roman Catholic Church
Membership: SRA (4)
Notes: Being the Vatican, the world's only other theocracy. The politics of the "nation" are those of Church dogma. They have no might out side of words. Their modest score in the SRA is due solely to the totally mixed nature of the politics and religion.

Vatican politics is mostly concerned with the day to day running of the tiny enclave. The majority of the employees live in Italy. It serves its function of keeping political pressure off the Pope.

  • The Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithL CDF for short. previously known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition (wherefrom arose the names Roman Inquisition or Holy Inquisition popularly used in reference to the 16th century tribunals against witchcraft and heresy), and after 1904 called the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, is the oldest of the nine congregations of the Roman Curia. Among the most active of the congregations, it oversees Catholic Church doctrine. Its offices are housed at the Palace of the Holy Office at the Vatican.

See also: Roman Catholic Church


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Australia is participating fully in the technology boom. They have money and they are spending it. The government is in a low key information war with an AI "Bunyip". They are losing and trying to maintain face. Efforts to find and destroy Bunyip have been fruitless.


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New Zealand is generally quiet on the world state. Live and let live except when some political wonk gets a bone up his butt or his fleecy girlfriend turns him down.


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MetaEdit

Mostly fictional but grounded in fact. These write ups are giving the editor an education in international politics via the research necessary for the factual grounding. Yes, many of these countries I knew nothing about starting out. I come away knowing more. ---Garry

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