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I wonder how scott cawthon's game making is affected with christianity being almost thrown out for zunism and if it would affect the road to him making FNAF as a last resort
 

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aaaand the this mega campaign has gone quiet
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Patience grasshopper. :p RL can make AARs come into hiatuses. The story will surely come back when it's ready. ;)
 
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Chapter 22: Russian Roulette, 1954-1956 Part 2
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Africa and Southeast Asia were often regions left ignored by the powers that be in the world. Seen as only valuable for resource extraction, the Colonial Governments of both the Khitan Empire and her peers in the Industrial age had been designed from the ground up with a focus on enriching other regions and pacifying the locals. With Two Worlds Wars forcing such regions as South Africa and Nigeria to be called on for Colonial Manpower, let alone Japan and Britain's Imperial Malaise setting in, New regions of the Geopolitical board had sometimes violently returns to play.

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With much of the world's attention focused on Northeastern Europe, Unrest had begun to brew in unlikely places. The 1950's brought with them a wave of Unrest following demands for Tunisian and Egyptian Independence by the Local Magrebi and Misri People. The Arab Independence movements had been brewing ever since the end of the First World War, when much of North Africa was to be granted Independence following the Defeats of the Bohemian and Italian Empires, When this Independence never came, the Overseers of the Region, Spain and Greece had cracked down and restored order, and later the SBU assumed control of the Fringe Territories of the Greek Empire as well holding them with the same Iron Grip that the Greeks held over the Caucuses and Egypt. Spain however had been evicted from the Region during the second World War, and thus Morrocco was Liberated by Anglo-Khitan Forces and later officially given Independence after it had ended.

Morocco however was the exception, The Greeks had held onto Algeria and Libya, and despite these regions seeing some of the heaviest fighting in Africa during the war, were left as little more than semi autonomous Satellites under the SBU, effectively colonies by another name. With the Warden's focus on North Africa, Military Surplus, supplies and advisors had begun to flood into the region however, mainly from Magna Graecia and the Moroccan desert.

The British and Khitan however were complicit in Keeping Africa stable and Calm both holding large amounts of territory in the region themselves, Japan and the United States However were not. In particular the United States held an interest in weakening SBU control over the Suez Canal. The Arab Liberation League, a union of Tribesmen, Minority Religious Groups and Ethnic Magrebs from across the region successfully marched on Tunisia, depriving the SBU of a valuable port city. Within Months, the entire region would explode into civil war as Success brought on a response from the SBU and Collaborationist government.

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Territory however had begun to fall into the hands of the League, which soon reorganized itself into the Arab Liberation Army, as it received financial and military backing from the Americas, as Africa began to quickly become the Dumping ground for American Wartime surplus, from Rifles and Infantry supplies to Tanks and Aircraft. As Civil war continued to rage the conflict quickly spilled out over into Libya and later into parts of Egypt.

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In Southeast Asia, The Khitan Dominion of Vietnam was itself under threat. The Creation of the Greater Prosperity Sphere and outward pressures from both Socialist and Japanese forces on the various Southeast Asian Republics to seek greater Independence and Nationalization was striking true with many and Public Demonstrations and acts of Sabotage had begun common occurrences.

The Khitan Response however was swift, and as things had continued to Escalate Military force was brought in to aid the Local Vietnamese Government against a potential coup or civil war. By 1956 An entire reserve Army Group had been deployed into the region as well as Expeditionary forces from Austrasia and South Africa. In the interest of Preserving Vietnamese Democracy brutal tactics were enforced across the Region. With Vietnam Cut off from any potential aid from Japan via the Khitan Pacific Fleet, and a Friendly Pegu Empire willing to Co-operate with Khitan Military forces, The Vietnamese Rebellion was killed in the Cradle, though at the cost of countless Innocent Human lives lost through Anti Guerrilla Tactics and Strategies.

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Meanwhile the Khitan Empire and British Empires had taken the Warnings of North Africa to heart, as neither Empire was truly prepared to give up its possessions on the Dark Continent without a Fight. For the Khitan Empire who promised Plebicites and Referendums to the African Dominions, the War was one of Propganda, pitting Various African Ethnicity against eachother and painting the Khitan Overlordship as a Benevolent Peacekeeper able to provide security and prosperity. Photographs and success stories of Locals in Europe were spread as the carrot alternative and to sweeten the deal relaxations on several harsher colonial polices across the continent were also put into effect and intended to be 'enough'.

By Mid 1950's however much of the promised Prosperity has failed to come about, as the Region remained locked in a quagmire of corporate and administrative greed across the resource rich regions, and undeveloped tribal conflicts outside areas of real value. In the Later regions dissent and unrest was growing, another major issue was the Republic of Congo, which not long after its independence following the Second World War had fallen under a Hard Left Leaning Junta with connections to the SBU.
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The British had a much different plan for handling her Colonies that could best be described as Entitlement. The British made no promises of Independence, but did make some gestures towards more self rule and potential representation back at home. The response to this was Apathy at first which as of the early 1950's turned to Dislike and by 1955 had Turned to Hatred. The British Government back in Europe was simply unwilling to surrender the few Colonies the Commonwealth had left. Unrest was responded to with overcompensation of force, Machine Guns and Armored Vehicles at first, and Defoliants and Incendiary Bombs later on.

As a result the Entire Continent quickly became a hotbed for Unrest with the British and Khitan-Dominion Governments chaffing over the radically different approaches to governing Sub-Saharan Africa, as both Empires blamed the other for the Failure of their colonial Policies. Eventually 'resolving' when President Francis Dumont ordered an end to Carrot and Stick tactics across the Continent with the exception of South Africa. Mostly as a move to preserve relations with the British who needed a more militarized Khitan Africa in order to preserve thier own failing Empire.

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In the Late 1950's Another major development was happening in the Southern Hemisphere, Despite setbacks in Southeast Asia, Japan's overtures to other parts of the Pacific Rim had been surprisingly successful. The other Absolute Monarchy of the World, the Inca had Joined the Co-Prosperity Sphere quickly and without Issue and in short order had become a Hub for Asian Immigrants traveling to America.

Further south pressures on the Argentine Government by Brazil and Japan had forced some amount of Thaw on the continent as the Japanese found themselves able to quickly take up the role of a peacekeeper in the Region. The Republic of Brazil's co-operation ended there however, as the Japanese were still a former enemies, and thus Japanese Immigrants were barred from Columbia and Brazil proper.

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The Khitan Approach to South America was more heavy handed than that of the Japanese. In an effort to Maintain Khitan influence across the World, Francis Dumont had officiated a New Foreign Policy, the Dumont Doctrine, a promise to all nations of the world that the Khitan Empire if asked would send Military and Financial Aid to any country in need of help against Anti Democratic Forces, in Particular Communists and Fascists who were in Dumont's words, "Worth Fighting, Anywhere, Anytime".

Of course the Difference between Radical Communists and Legitimate Socialist movements were a subtly lost in such rhetoric as for most more traditionalist regimes in the world, The Khitan Empire had seamlessly stepped into the Role of a Protector, having 'saved' the Russian Empire and Southeast Asia and was in the process of Pacifying Africa for the British.

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With the 60's fast approaching, The Americans were testing the World's first Thermonuclear Atomic Weapons and preparing to bring about the ruin of the Colonial Empires of the world where they were weakest. Japan's Malaise was seemingly healing, and of course, The Worst was yet to come from Africa and perhaps even Southeast Asia as well. All the While the Socialist Balkan Union would wait and consolidate for its next chance to advance in Europe.

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If the Khitan Republic was to hold the Title of the Defender of Democracy and Master of Europe she would need to fend off both Enemies and Rivals into the new Century, but also Keep her friends loyal in an age of shifting Loyalties and unprecedented civil unrest. Challenges the Republic was more than willing to face as Victory continued to breed Victory.

Echo's of where it all lead however were now beginning, As the Great Game was about to expand in a direction nobody could anticipate.

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Sorry about the.. Month? Yea, month long delay, Been quite busy here at home with various things and what with the Virus and all. I should be back and more consistent now though.

Also, The new forum interface feels weird but I'm sure i'll get the hang of it again.

Ominous foreshadowing at the end there. I have a feeling that what ever comes out of Africa, It’s not gonna be pretty.:eek:
Oh boy, growing attention in Africa? Nothing bad follows that, I'm sure.
When does anything good ever happen to Africa? Really? :p

I guess we have our Pinochet then...
I'm sure defying the Americans will have no consequences for Texas at all....

So Russia gets the Korean treatment eh? Things won't bode well in that sector especially if border friction is involved. Looks like the fifties will be like OTL, a series of wars backed by nations. This Cold War is a lot more interesting given more than two factions are involved.
Indeed, Though there are many Flashpoints and only so many places to Influence. The Americans dont have a very spread web of Influence and thus can choose thier battles more easily, While The KR has the exact opposite problem, having fires it needs to out put, Everywhere, while the SBU and Japan can afford to be more focused on their Home regions.

Russia sure is a mess. Scandinavia stronk, though! Slowly increasing in importance and power.
Scandinavia is a Great Power after all, she has just not been able to swiftly recover due to her crippling manpower issues. The fall of Bohemia and now Weakness of Britain is enabling her to reclaim her place in the Sun, but we'll see how it plays out. ;)

Patience grasshopper. :p RL can make AARs come into hiatuses. The story will surely come back when it's ready. ;)
Indeed, And thank you all for your Patience. I must admit the Cold war Stuff is very fun to write, But it can be harder to get the Inspiration going as I have less to work with.
 
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In the interest of Preserving Vietnamese Democracy brutal tactics were enforced across the Region.
Kind of an oxymoron, don't you think?:p
 

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Welcome back @dragoon9105 . Nice to get another update again after the delay. I won't lie, things in the world IRL have changed really fast due to the pandemic between the last update and this, but I'm happy to see this story still continue. :)

Hope you caught that link I posted in the PM chat about to another flag I made. Looking forward to your feedback on it, hope you like it. :)

Yeah, Africa can't catch a break from colonist powers at all. Let's hope the Great Powers have a less destructive and more constructive competition in space.
 

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Good to see this back! Seems the colonies are getting more and more expensive to keep. How long will they remain worth keeping in the eyes of the public, I wonder?
 

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The race is on as to who can conquer the stars first! It's gonna be interesting to see which nation will have the honor of being the first to land on the Moon. Me being a dark horse sort of fan am betting on the Japanese.

Colonial affairs sure are getting more tense. Especially in Africa and the Middle East. Dire times as the 60s fast approach.
 

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Chapter 23: Welcome to the Jungle, 1956-1960 Part 1
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While the Americans made advancements in Technology and the Japanese Empire consolidated itself, conflict on the Dark Continent between SBU and Solar League forces only increased. As the second half of the 50's approached the so called "Forgotten War" was entering into its first phases. By 1957 Africa was host to the largest contiguous combat zone stretching up from Liberia deep into Cameroon and parts of the Congo as British and Khitan Counterinsurgency slide, slowly at first but gradually into escalating suppression efforts into all but full scale war.

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The African Battleground would ultimately be the test of the world's newest military technology and a definitive test for each nation's doctrine. South of the Sahara, in the colonies, League forces employed the first adopted Assault 'Carbine' the LFAC.1951 or LF-AC though soldiers had a less affectionate nickname for it. The L-FAC was designed with a thirty round box magazine of 5.56mm Ammunition to give it Capacity and stopping power similar to the Japanese Type 110 Assault Rifle. However the Khitan Military, the primary users of the weapon were giving up the LF.1944, the Carbine that won the previous two wars, and despite kinks during its introduction, had become a well beloved rifle for its reliability, accuracy and stopping power. In Jungle Combat the newer more advanced L-FAC was quickly gaining a reputation to be as dangerous as the enemy. The culprit of these issues was of course Heavy jungle combat without regular maintenance or support, which was a completely new experience for the Army which had grown used to fighting across the relatively flat and temperate theaters of Europe. Furthermore logistics issues on the Imperial end made things even worse, which had resulting in massive difficulties for everyone involved.

The Reputation of the L-FAC had meant that Combat units being deployed to Africa refused in some cases to equip the new Rifles. Others, in particular Special Forces as well as Specialist units such as Engineers and Snipers and Checkpoint Troopers had modified the L-FAC to fire LF.1944 7.62mm 20 Round Magazines and had far more success in their own operations. Meanwhile the Army also was introducing a reverse engineered Type 112 Light Machine Gun, The Blackburn Mk.50 at the same time which fired British .280 Ammunition, and many colonial units still held various rifles and calibers from across the history of the empire in stockpiles, In short the logisitics situation was absolutely insane.

By 1958 The Army finally had fixed the Logistics issued with the Imperial Standardization Codes, forcing all League members to adopt the same calibers of Ammo, designed by the SLAM (Solar League Army Munitions) Moniker. The official standard recognized pistol ammunition being .45 ACP, 9mm, Carbine Rounds being chambered in 5.56mm And Rifle Rounds being chambered in 7.62mm. Though the British still maintained some weapons chambered in Imperial Unit ammunition. Alongside the new Standardization the Army issued the LF-AC-T otherwise known as the A.C.T, A revision on the original 1951 Rifle with the wooden pieces replaced for synthetics, and the entire inner workings of the gun upgraded for use in Tropical environments and fully automatic firing. For Specialist roles, the LF-ALR or ALR chambered in 7.62 was employed, a more or less standardized and mass produced rifle based on the Special Forces modifications. The Blackburn Mk.50 was dropped and replaced with the Avalon Arms Centurion Series 7.62 and 12.7mm Light and Heavy Machine Guns, the former finding itself being used as a Squad Automatic weapon, while the Later being put to use on Tanks, and another new introduction to warfare, the Helicopter.


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(Khitan Troops preparing for Transport to a Combat Zone, Dominion of Cameroon, 1960)

The Helicopter was adopted into military service late into the Russian Civil War, primarily for field reconnaissance. With the Airforce its own branch of the armed Services the Army, desperate to have a source of close air support on demand wasted no time making moves to incentivise innovation away from frail skeletons barely fit to carry camera equipment and radios to proper gunships. By 1955 the latest product of these innovations was being produced and by 1958 it was rushed into adoption as the Rhine Motors Model 7, Otherwise known as the Widukind, or as soldiers quickly renamed it the "Widow". The Helicopter was quickly put into service first as primarily a gunship and later as a Medivac and Fast Transport Vehicle for its ability to operate relatively freely across the African Jungle. By 1960, There were over 300 Widow Helicopters in Service in Africa, with the Khitair Model 8 'Hun' Gunship entering service that same year.

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Across the Atlantic, Major innovations were also being had, mostly in the realm of Science and Technology. The United States was a nation isolated from the rest of the world, unable to properly project military power across the globe. A reality that had faced the country during the Second World War when she found herself unable to properly conduct war upon the Empire of Japan. While the Americans did have a formidable Navy, Japan and the Khitan Republic had navies larger or comparable to the American one. Furthermore the United States lacked Valuable Naval Bases to allow her to reach out of the expected American sphere of Influence.

Thus American innovation would be focused on extending the capabilities and power of the Atomic Bomb, a weapon that had been used to great Strategic Effect in Europe and by the count of some experts would have broken the Back of the Japanese Empire had the United States the Capability at the time to deliver such a weapon to Honshu. The First move towards this approach would be the Strategic Bomber initiative, which would see the invention and construction of Long Range Propeller and Later Jet propelled Bombers capable to navigating the Arctic Circle to Bomb Targets in either Europe or Northern Asia. Meanwhile the American Special Rocketry Exploration team yielded more direct results through its launch of the world's first stable orbit Satellite: Eagle 2. Powered by the massive and somewhat unreliable Chronos III Series Rocket.

The Message to the world was clear, the Americans now had the capability to deliver a Thermonuclear Warhead anywhere in the world, and would continue to perfect the Technology through superior rocketry. The Atlantic and Pacific, great barriers protecting and preventing the United States from interacting with the world had come crashing down in the game of Nuclear Geopolitics and the order of the day would need to react.

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In California, the Continued Democratization of the Country had resulted in growing unrest with movements across the Far Left. The Sunset Socialists, setting precedent peacefully allowed for a change of power after the New Liberal Party had won a contentious election. This had satisfied many who had their suspicions that the Sunset Socialists were traitors to the Revolution and that American style free enterprise, the same free enterprise that saw the country come under occupation as well as bring about the Great Depression would corrupt the soul of the country.

Riots broke out across the Country, small at first but emboldened by a series of Former Sunset Socialists feeling that losing power had meant that the Democratic direction of the country would be best reversed. They would continue for over a month in Urban areas until finally the Californian Army was recalled from the frontier to Restore order and arrest the ringleaders. Investigations after the Californian Riots revealed potential meddling from the Greek Special Intelligence services, perhaps attempting to undermine American democracy.

In the Aftermath, California moved quietly towards Japan Geopolitically, entering into several Beneficial Trade Agreements with the Co Prosperity Sphere, giving the Japanese access to Valuable Alaskan Oil reserves for the first time since the First world War. The Nations of the Pacific Rim for the first time would move to increase thier co-operation and economic interdependence.


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Across the Pacific, Guangzhou City was quickly becoming the Central Hub for Media production the world over. The Devastation of the Second World War had caused major disruptions on how Media was consumed, mostly through circumstances of where the war was fought. In Europe, Paris was the central hub for Photography and other arts, but was put under NWO occupation, and much of its industry was put towards making propaganda for the Collaborationist Government. The Americans similarly had evacuated its New York Film industry further south, to Florida outside the city of Orlando.

This left, much of the Asian population centers untouched however, with Hong Kong, Toyko and Shanghai growing as a result. Through a mixture of Economic factors, The Hong Kong Film circuit shifted North to Gaungzhou, which had been host to the Imperial center of Propaganda during the Second World War. Over the remainder of the 1950's the city grew exponentially, attracting Talent from Foreign circuits through the Co-Prosperity Free Exchange Program, allowing Japanese, Nonrepublican Chinese, Californian and South American voices to all collect within the city. The Main economic factor for Gaunzhou over a Japanese city was the fact that works produced in Guangzhou would not be treated as Foreign Films for the Khitan Empire, thus opening up the markets of Australia, Africa and of Course Cathay without as much censorship or taxation. This would lead to the attraction of Talent from said places to apply their trade in the city as opposed to other more local cinema industries resulting in a rapid consolidation of much of the World's media into one place.

By 1959, South China had become the Hub for both Animation as well as Dramatic and Genre Media, the so called "Golden Age of Cinema". This Golden age did not come without anxiety however, as many especially of the more conservative variety in places such as the Khitan Republic and Australasia reacted to the massive influx of Asian Cultures through Movies, and later Television and Children's Animation to be worrying, with many calls for censorship ringing out. These calls of course were resisted by the Media Empires who would spend the later half of the decade fighting tooth and nail to retain the status quo, as the English Language Market was considered too valuable to risk losing. Eventually by 1960's the Industry won the right to Self Regulate, and made a conscious shift for English Language works to appeal more to Western Sensibilities with its works, to mixed success.

The Americans, who's film industry in Orlando and The Greeks who had a somewhat regulated industry were still focused around propaganda and News distribution. Behind as they were, they remained somewhat isolated from the Greater world film industry through censorship, though for the Americans a black market industry of Movie smuggling quickly blossomed, with Californian cuts of several prominent films, in particular Samurai films became exceedingly Popular in America, giving birth to the 'Western' Film a spin of American imitation media that would become widely popular across the country, and especially in the Fledgling Texan Republic. Though the world at large wouldn't see many for decades after release due to censorship laws.

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In the Communist Bloc, the major event of the late 50's was the Inevitable but still Sudden Death of Ghandi, the Indian Supreme Leader. The Death of the Iron man of India had been awaited by many for some time both inside and outside the country. Despite Millions dead from his policies and Millions of political dissidents dead or exiled a clear line of succession had been been Reached. Many expected Ghandi's successor would be General Indira Patel a famous war hero, but instead the Communist Party reconvened to choose a new Leader and had failed to produce a result.

Gandhi wouldn't be the only leader reaching the end of his life, in these years however. King George the III had passed as well, at the age of 71, after complications during surgery. The New King of America, King Franklin II had ascended to the Throne and at least for the moment seemed to have a new approach towards things, one that promised to look outwards into the world, and Bring the Greatness of America to every corner.

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(KIng Franklin and President Francis Dumont, during King Franklin's famous visit to the Khitan Republic for the Democratic Nuclear Treaty Conference)

An Approach that would make confrontation with the powers that be, all but inevitable.​
 
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Moving Swiftly onwards into the 60's, Where I am sure there will be no major upheavals and things will stay as they have always been forever.

*Rock music alongside the sounds of helicopter blades begins to play*

Kind of an oxymoron, don't you think?:p
Depends on your definition of 'Democracy' and I suppose 'Brutal' ;)

Yeah, Africa can't catch a break from colonist powers at all. Let's hope the Great Powers have a less destructive and more constructive competition in space.
Oh, you sweet summer child...

Good to see this back! Seems the colonies are getting more and more expensive to keep. How long will they remain worth keeping in the eyes of the public, I wonder?
Colonies are always worth keeping in the eyes of those who matter, anything to prevent the spread of insidious Communism.

The race is on as to who can conquer the stars first! It's gonna be interesting to see which nation will have the honor of being the first to land on the Moon. Me being a dark horse sort of fan am betting on the Japanese.

Colonial affairs sure are getting more tense. Especially in Africa and the Middle East. Dire times as the 60s fast approach.
Africa's ongoing status of Europe's plaything isn't too surprising, but it is becoming harder to maintain. We'll see what if any Khitan holds onto in the long run. More optimistically, SPACE RACE!
Africa just needs to be saved from itself, They'll thank us later.. Surely.

As for space, Top men are working on that.

I've finally caught up with this megacampaign! And as of now, I'm liking what I'm seeing. May Cathay prosper!
Good to have you, got more to come before we finally get off this rock and get into Stellaris!
 
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Judging from the last picture, looks like America's new king won't be reigning for long unfortunately, but at least they can now nuke whoever they want.:p

I find it funny how California ended up aligning with Japan in the end despite fighting alongside the Americans against them in the Great American War not too long ago. Looks like Japan did win in the end.:D

Speaking of Japan, I really like the section of this update dedicated to discussing media and culture in this update. Looks like we'll be seeing Anime take off in a few decades after all.
 

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California and Japan working together be a real unexpected regional power.
 

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Well, I suppose I should comment before this reaches Stellaris (I’ve been reading on and off since CK2)... Good stuff.

Guangzhou’s parallel Hollywood, right?

I wonder how the Cold War will end... nuclear war and retreat to another planet is possible, but world unification peacefully is probably preferable... or are there other options?
 

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