Edition #3 Jan 1901
Man Flies “Aeroplane” in Uruguay!
An outstanding invention has turned up in Urugentina as the Gomez Brothers have invented an aeroplane powered by an engine that has sustained flight. The amazing invention has people all over the world praising the Gomez Brothers and frantically working to replicate their work. Urugentina now certainly has superiority in the aeroplane industry.
Attempted Kidnapping Spoils Spirit of World Conference of Nations
An air of cooperation was spoiled at the World Conference of Nations in Montevideo. Leaders from many of the nations of the world gathered to discuss multiple topics, including the current situation in Ghana. The group was not able to do anything for Ghana as the representatives were indecisive. The Urugentian representatives proposed a World Currency which had some support but will be needed to be brought up in individual capitals. Other minor issues included the rights to free exploration and some representatives wanted to discuss the militarization of the skies. All of this good work however went out the window when the representative from the GDJ was a victim of attempted kidnapping. Three men were captured by local authorities and identified as citizens of FAT. It remains to be seen what will happen to them and to future WCoN Meetings as a 2nd WCoN was proposed at the conclusion of the meeting.
Delta Republic Sweeps Olympics
Sending athletes for every event, the Delta Republic was by far the most prepared nation for the 1900 Olympics in Paris. They took Gold in all the events that occurred this year. Organizers are looking to decouple this event from the World's Fair in the future but it drew massive crowds from the Fair.
Iberico and LION Unveil “Radar” at World's Fair End
A novel device has been unveiled by Iberico and LION called “Radar”. Using radio waves to bounce off objects it is able to detect the distance between objects. Reportedly this will be used to detect ships coming into harbors and hopes to stop avoidable accidents.
Urugentian’s Unveil Mechanical Air Cooling Device
Researchers in Urugentina have unveiled a new device to cool the air indoors called an “Air Conditioner.” This device is in its infancy but will help to moderate hot climates or help in the summer months across the world.
McKinley Wins Election Despite Militias Rising Up
William McKinley has won another term as President of the United States of America. The President defeated William Jennings Bryan despite many local militias rising up in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio demanding reforms. McKinley has pledged to keep all the current states in the Union. Seen as a large victory, voters in Minnesota and Wisconsin both voted down referendums to leave the Union as well. Unsurprisingly, the people that bothered to vote in the states that are associating with the AssFat voted overwhelmingly for the McKinley Ticket after their government endorsed it.
Boxer’s Agree to Truce with ASA Citizens, Continue Fighting, Intensified in Manchuria
The Boxers leadership has agreed to stop targeting citizens from the ASA but do not recognize their claims in China and have made it known they will not stand for further aggression in China. The Boxers acknowledge the losses on their Western frontier to the Great Horde but will not retaliate as they feel a kindred spirit towards the Great Horde. Illustrating their point is their counter offensive against RUSS troops encroaching in Manchuria where they routed an invasion force. The Boxer’s are close to gaining full control over the nation and are very hostile to all outsiders that they feel are ruining their lands.
Brewing Suez Crisis?
Multiple nations have made overtures to the former British Colony of Egypt, which has gained independence with the takeover of Britain by the Union of The Britons, to join the Ottoman Sultanate. These all were rebuffed by the Egyptians however who wish to remain independent and control the Suez Canal for themselves. Many observers are worried that this rejection will lead to bloodshed as it is reported that the Ottoman’s have started a “Foreign Corps” that has bolstered both their navy and army. The Suez Canal is one of the most important pieces of infrastructure in the world and as of now it remains open for trade. If it closes the world economy could plunge towards a depression. Many are calling on the Union of The Britons to take action but their calls are unanswered as of now.
GOLD! Alayska Flooded with Immigrants
A substantial amount of gold has been discovered in Alayska near Nome. The nation has been flooded with immigrants seeking fortune. Potential citizenship also was a draw for some but mostly the GOLD. This has given the Alayskan economy a big boost. In addition to the Gold the Alayskan government has announced the discovery of Continuous Tracks for vehicles which should help to tame their rough nation a bit.
Ghana Rebels Emerge, Remain Under Imperium
Rebel bands are now roving the countryside in Ghana as they resist Imperium rule. The nation remains very much under Imperium but Fmr. President Buhto’s plea at the WCoN has inspired many to rise up against the Imperium government. Imperium officials are working to integrate the broader region with religion, making Vodun the official religion of the state and sending missionaries to the surrounding areas to try and convert them.
Large Shipping Accident in Iberico Waters
A large ship has exploded killing all 100 crew members off the coast of Barcelona in Iberico. It is unknown why the ship exploded but Ibericans are weeping for the lives of the poor souls that were lost.
Mexico Sells Baja California to Kingdom of Lili
Seeking to expand their nation, the Kingdom of Lili has bought Baja California from Mexico. The Mexican government was looking to get rid of Baja California since it became cut off from the rest of the nation (separated by GDJ). The Kingdom of Lili paid a hefty sum for the land and it’s unknown if they will recover economically right away but the land area has expanded greatly for the Kingdom with the acquisition.
Ozzy Colonizers REJECTED
Colonizers from OZZY have been murdered in Botswana. Attempting to make a peaceful acquisition quickly turned bloody as they were quickly murdered upon crossing the border. Other colonizers in Namibia were kicked out of the nation and returned to South Africa.
Kingdom of LiLi, LION Broadcasts Voices Over Radio
Building upon Mr. Marconi’s inventions, the Kingdom of Lili, have successfully transmitted sound over radio waves. This breakthrough has been widely sought after and will improve the lives of many on the island nation. This will certainly bring great interest to the isolated nation. It’s reported that LION scientists have also broadcast voice over the radio. The Pacific Rim has become the hotbed of radio advancement and both island nations will benefit from this.
Urugentian Antarctica Expedition Feared Dead
A brave crew of explorers searching around Antarctica from Urugentina are all feared dead. They were supposed to send one of the ships back for supplies before the end of the year but it has not returned to port yet.
Marconi Visits Delta Republic, Establishes New Business Venture
Italian radio pioneer Gugliemo Marconi has visited the Delta Republic’s Universities and created brand new radio technical programs at them all as a great benefit to the nation's education. Mr. Marconi has also established a new business venture in the Delta Republic that is expected to be lucrative moving forward.
No Progress on Panama Canal
GDJ Engineers have arrived in Panama to resume the Panama Canal but have run into multiple issues that have hampered their progress on the canal. It’s unknown how long this will continue.
Still NO Gold in Amazon
FAT explorers have not found any gold in the heart of the Amazon to the continued detriment of the nation's economy. The GDJ withdrew from the venture after 6 months.
Borat Tour of World Starts
Borat, a man that the Great Horde has many hopes for has started his tour across the world in the Middle East and Europe. He plans to head across to the North American continent in 1901.
Thailand Joins LION, Cambodia and Malaysia Form Anti-LION Union
The nation of Thailand has decided to join LION and IPPPC. This will add to the already expansive Pacific nation. However it’s reported that Cambodia and Malaysia have rejected LION and formed their own Anti-LION Union, calling for LION to stop their expansion.
Rio Grande do Sul to hold Referendum
The Brazillian state of Rio Grande do Sul is going to hold a referendum in 6 months to see if they will join Urugentina or continue to be Brazillians.
ASA Opens “Red Light District”
The ASA has opened a “Red Light District”. You know what that means ;). Many men from around the world are flocking there for pleasure trips.
AssFAT Resarchers Dig Up Ancient Beast
Digging in the Bad Lands has revealed many ancient beasts that assFAT researchers are still studying at great length.
Alyaska: +.5 ECON, +.4 Tech
ASA: +.6 Econ, -.3 Health
Delta: +.7 ED, +.1 Infra
EPCOT: +.4 ECON
FAT: -.1 ECON, +.2 Sea MP
Hindustan: +.1 ED, +.1 ECON
Horde: +.6 Econ, +.2 Health
Iberico: +.2 Tech, +.3 Infra, +.1 Health
Imperium: +.3 Land MP
LiLi: -.2 Econ, +.3 Tech
LION: +.5 Tech, +.2 Infra, +.2 Health
Ottoman: +.3 Land MP, +.6 Sea MP
RUSS: +.1 Infra
URU: +.9 Tech