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    He's already at war with Pamana. And Guatemala. And Ethiopia.

    I suspect it's Chile.
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    It should be the SU, because it is the only large Northern neighbor he has.

    Good update, and good luck!

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    I'd bet it's Venezuela, which puts him in a major bind for oil.
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    Great update. Rangoon is quickly becoming a death trap, not only for the troops and squadrons stationed there but also for the transport fleets sent to extract them. It's a shame. though, that the British fleet got away.

    Why did you order your troops to enter the Shan States instead of Toungoo? With other troops advancing towards Chiang Rai you could have made a small pocket in the Shan States. Granted, it would only have captured one division but that's one enemy division less.

    Regarding the ambassador: I bet the bear has awaken from his hibernation though I hope that instead it was the ambassador of <tiny, laughable nation>.

    It can't be Venezuela because your relations with them are very good. The ambassador in question though is said to have been "cordial even though relations between Japan and his Country were not particularly good."
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    ahhh those cunning allies, sending one milita division on the attack to take all the air power from the major units so they can repair up! cunning sods

    Na i recon its nepals ambassidor that has relised the yeti to stop the IJA. then it will take over all of india, then the world muahahahahaha
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    I think its Veezuala, but im probably wrong. Anyway where's Viscount Slim in Burma when you need him- he went to my School.

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    Like I'm going to guess... stupid cliffhanger anyway...
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    oh noes........

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    it's a fascinating situation in burma now!

    i wonder if the allies will do anything to even remotely hurt you soon?
    the US is shockingly inept killing Japs...bring on the commies!!

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    I feel that I too must guess who this mystery aggressor is. I'm gonna say the soviet union, because relations between the two aren't great and the debt to another country remble mentioned is probably referring to the lend lease from the US to the USSR.
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    i hope it is not Russia. he needs at least one month more...

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    Inner Circle, trekaddict, ColossusCrusher, Kanil, Maj. von Mauser, Riptide, Reado, OneArmed, thatguy, harezmi - Some good guesses and I kept it ambiguous on purpose of course. The actual declaration was a few days earlier but I used artistic license for the timing. Who it was shall be revealed in the update

    Nathan Madien - The only thing that can save Nepal now is an attack on Lucknow.

    Sokraates - You read between the lines fairly well. Rangoon is indeed a death trap. I attacked the Shan States because my bombers chose it as their natural target and because it allows me to move six divisions from Luang Prabang, which have supported attacks on both Chiang Rai and the Shan States. Those six divisions will mostly be heading north as the first troops to garrison northern China from the North China Army.

    Murmurandus - With no secret operation currently planned I have to keep you out of trouble some how, so cliffhangers it shall be

    Funkatronica - The Allies appear to have lost a lot of their will to fight for the time being. Maybe they are waiting for the Soviets to join the war like everyone else is. They could just be almost out of Transports of course.

    Monthly update to follow ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remble
    Sokraates - You read between the lines fairly well.
    Thank you, Remble-san. I am humbled by your reply.

    Now please get on with that update. I refresh the page about 5 times per second.

    P.S.: Maybe you could give us the exact numbers of transports the enemy possesses? If I recall correctly, in your former AAR you reloaded a savegame from a few months back to check the exact numbers without helping you. Could you do the same again and give us this months numbers once you've played 2 or 3 months ahead?
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    Update (April 1st 1945)






    0000 April 1st 1945.
    Imperial Palace. Tokyo, Japan.
    A slightly out of breath Foreign Minister Mamoru entered the meeting room only seconds ahead of the Emperor and received a stern look from Prime Minister Hideki.

    "Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Hideki began the meeting.

    "You seem a little breathless Minister Mamoru." Hirohito said.

    "My apologies your Majesty, an Ambassador wished to see me at short notice." Mamoru replied.

    "Good news I hope?" asked Hirohito.

    "No your Majesty. The Ambassador delared War upon Japan in accordance with the wishes of his Country." replied Mamoru.

    "The Soviets?" asked Hideki with some concern.

    "No Prime Minister." replied Mamoru.

    "If not them then who?" asked Hirohito.

    "Why don't I just make my report first this month." Mamoru responded.

    "Fair enough Minister Mamoru." the Emperor said.

    "The Country in question was forced into declaring War by its master, who had apparently not noticed its neutrality until now."

    "Yemen is a puppet of the United Kingdom, who we are already at War with, as you are all no doubt aware. There is no direct threat posed to us by this new enemy as they are not directly adjacent to any of our combat fronts. Their position in the Middle East would provide another port facility for the Allies and some small military force."

    "Not a major threat then, but another enemy nonetheless." stated Hideki.

    "Correct Prime Minster. Other than this latest bit of bad news my offices have been fairly quiet during March but I have managed to re-negotiate a couple of our trades to our own benefit. The shortage of raw materials means that I can not increase expenditure on the materials we need for the time being. Nothing more from me." Mamoru concluded.

    "Moving on to Industry then please." said Hideki.

    "Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Ginjiro began. "Nothing much has changed over the last month with none of our current production completing. We did receive two new Tactical bomber squadrons though."

    "The numbers for raw materials are actually worse than shown as the last set of convoys was light on most things. Our deficit for energy is still around 150 tonnes on a normal day with other smaller declines elsewhere. The stockpile in Singora has grown again and is now approaching the maximum amount that the province can hold for metal and rare materials. We will gain a large part of this stockpile when the land link is re-established between Singora and Bangkok.

    Our Transport Capacity is still being tested by partisan activity and supply needs with little chance of it reducing much for some time.

    Repairs to front line forces are still high even with slightly more production being used to try and correct the problem. Most of this is for ship repairs which are longer term. We will complete the construction of three Destroyer Flotillas on April 4th and I will switch that production to repairs at that time. No other production is due to completely finish during April but we will gain a further fifteen infantry divisions during the month.

    Our convoy escorts and transports have increased slightly which is taking some of the strain from this potential problem area and there have been less enemy attempts to destroy our convoys of late. That is all for today." concluded Ginjiro.

    "Military next please."

    "Good morning your Majesty. Operations continue in Burma and India as well as at sea around these Countries and the Pacific. Progress is still being made in all areas and the new threat from Yemen was correctly summed up by Minister Mamoru. We need to make no adjustments at all for their entry into the War. I will hand you over to the Chief of Staff for the Imperial Japanese Army to continue." stated Tanigawa.

    "Your Majesty, Gentlemen." Satoru began. "The ground war is still mostly going our way with some advances in certain areas."

    "The Pacific remains unchanged territorially but we have had some limited success in reducing our enemies bombing of the main islands of the Marianas. We will continue to try and stop them as well as we can, but it may require some offensive operations by us to totally halt these attacks. The only totally effective way to stop them bombing the Mariana islands is to place their aircraft out of range by capturing their airfields. The current condition of the Imperial Japanese Navy prevents us from mounting this kind of operation for now but we have drawn up plans for when repairs have been made."

    "Not too much has changed in Asia either with some small gains on our part. I will break the areas down into smaller pieces to provide a more accurate picture."

    "Fifteen of our infantry divisions have arrived in Manchukuo and are either already digging in or on their way to their forward positions. The nine divisions in Harbin are Japanese, the eight and one division on the way to Mukden are Manchurian or forces lent to us by them. The remaining six moving towards Chifeng are Japanese. The next fifteen divisions will be used to defend Changde and Jilin with the final fifteen used for Chongyin and a possible invasion.

    The Soviet forces in Vladivostok are still increasing but there was a small decline on the northern islands in response to the withdrawal of our garrison division, which is redeploying to trouble spots in China."

    "North west China is little different as well. No major build up of either British or Soviet forces in this area. There are still no Soviet troops on this border, which leads us to believe that War is not imminent for the time being."

    "Control of northern India is swapping between us and the Allies with each gaining superiority at times. For now we have the upper hand and we have a division marching on Kathmandu in an attempt to remove Nepal from the War."

    "We have made some small progress in Burma and Siam, most notably the capture of Mandalay. We have forces advancing on the Shan States, Chiang Rai and Prome, all of which we expect to capture without much of a counter attack. Our bombers have kept our enemy pinned down fairly well and have caused some casualties. Our plans are little changed with Rangoon the current primary target both for its airbase and the Allied stockpile. Further advances are likely to become bloody with our enemy fairly well entrenched in the territory it now holds.

    As you can see, all of our bombers are operating in this region with half attacking Siam and the remainder the Kra Peninsula. If things go according to plan it is possible that this entire region could be under our control by the end of May. One month would be needed to redeploy our forces north to fill their defensive positions so we would need until the end of June to safely say that our forces would be in position, as long as Indochina progresses more or less on schedule. Slightly longer than we had hoped but it is the best possible time frame for the complete force to be available. We shall begin to move troops north as soon as they can be spared from the south. I will hand you over to the Chief of Staff for the Imperial Navy for his briefing." Satoru concluded.

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    "Thank you Minister Satoru. Your majesty, Gentlemen, good morning. March saw us lose no ships at all but the losses to our enemies were fairly moderate with a reduction in small shipping in all areas. All of their known Battlefleets have been seen during the month however." Osami began.

    "No losses for Japan but the following losses to report for other Countries:

    Brazilian Losses

    1 x Battleship.

    French Losses

    1 x Transport Flotilla.

    British Losses

    1 x Battleship.
    3 x Light Cruisers.
    4 x Destroyer Flotillas.
    4 x Transport Flotillas.

    American Losses

    1 x Battleships.
    1 x Heavy Cruiser.
    1 x Destroyer Division.
    8 x Transport Divisions.

    Twenty five ships in all with most from the United Kingdom and the United States. Our enemy has stepped up its attempts to try and evacuate Burma resulting in the loss of more Transport ships towards the end of the month. Enemy fleets have been considerably less over the last month almost entirely due to our previous successes this year. Our ships are still nearly all awaiting repairs in various ports but a few are being able to repair a little from time to time. Nothing more from the military this month." Osami concluded.

    "Intelligence please."

    "Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen. Lack of funding has prevented me from being able to do much extra work with my agents during March but we have had some small successes." Kuniaki began.

    "Intelligence reports on the Soviet Union are almost unchanged. No research projects were completed.

    Sixteen more infantry and two more armour reported than last month. Nothing much else has changed."

    "The United Kingdom has dropped by three base factories and is twenty four production lower than last month. Most of this is due to a lack of resources.

    They appear to have completed three research projects of which we know of one, Integrated Convoy Defence Doctrine.

    Our estimated force strengths are not going to be accurate but do show losses on their part which seem close to the numbers we think have perished.

    Their ship numbers are likely to be more accurate. The loss of one Battleship we can confirm and nine smaller ships is also fairly close to our numbers."

    "The United States factory output is the same as last month.

    They completed three research projects. Advanced Air Transport, Semi-Modern Infantry Division and Advanced Agricultural Production. We are making little progress at closing the technology gap with either the British or Americans.

    Three additional infantry and three less armoured divisions are being reported.

    The loss of one Battleship we can confirm. A gain of five smaller ships is possible but unlikely."

    "One enemy spy has been captured during March and when funds become available I shall continue to hunt the remaining five, mostly Soviet.

    We completed one research project during March and should complete at least one during April. Nothing more from me." concluded Kuniaki.

    "The Soviets are wary of us still it seems, although the snows are yet to melt and could explain their reasoning. Keep pressing in Indochina and try and conclude that area of operations as soon as possible. Minister Mamoru?"

    "Yes your Majesty."

    "Try not to allow any more Countries to join our enemies ranks please, there are enough of them already." stated Hirohito as he stood and left the meeting.

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    Yemen! I should have known it. With all the talk about possibly invading them it was only natural that they would declare war on yout as apreemptive measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sokraates
    Thank you, Remble-san. I am humbled by your reply.

    Now please get on with that update. I refresh the page about 5 times per second.

    P.S.: Maybe you could give us the exact numbers of transports the enemy possesses? If I recall correctly, in your former AAR you reloaded a savegame from a few months back to check the exact numbers without helping you. Could you do the same again and give us this months numbers once you've played 2 or 3 months ahead?
    I can do that yes. Remind me before the end of July and I will include it in the August meeting. That should be far enough away to make no difference

    Who else could it possibly have been except Yemen?

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    No!
    Not the Yemeni powerhouse...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remble
    I can do that yes. Remind me before the end of July and I will include it in the August meeting. That should be far enough away to make no difference
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    Who else could it possibly have been except Yemen?
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    That's it?! The Japanese are proving to be a tough nut to crack and that is the best the Allies can do?! Yemen?! How many people can find Yemen on the map?!
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