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Woops, didn't know we couldn't mention those! Thanks for the heads up, and for the link to the thread. I'm not used to posting in HOI3 forums, so I tend to forget the rules. And yeah, I will give you a heads up next time Avindian!
No worries. :)
 

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Well, since they're not explicitly forbidden, it's staff decision - since we cannot see what Avindian thinks, nobody knew for sure.
To clarify: the rule is not my own, it is an HOI3 AARland rule. You can find it by clicking on "Hearts of Iron 3", then "HOI3-AAR", then clicking on the stickied area.
 

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To clarify: the rule is not my own, it is an HOI3 AARland rule. You can find it by clicking on "Hearts of Iron 3", then "HOI3-AAR", then clicking on the stickied area.
Sorry, I had only the general rules and general HoI3 rules in mind.
 

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Sorry, I had only the general rules and general HoI3 rules in mind.
We know now. I will also add the link to the OP of both threads, to prevent this from happening again.
 

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We know now. I will also add the link to the OP of both threads, to prevent this from happening again.
((I am also at fault. I had used the G word i my warnings of secrecy. Where I noticed it, the G word has been replaced with "work camp" is that an acceptable alternative? I was always under the impression that we could not describe those camps, not that we could not even mention them. ))
 

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((I am also at fault. I had used the G word i my warnings of secrecy. Where I noticed it, the G word has been replaced with "work camp" is that an acceptable alternative? I was always under the impression that we could not describe those camps, not that we could not even mention them. ))
I'm looking into it. Will advise.
 

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I'm looking into it. Will advise.
In my opinion, saying "work camp" makes no difference whatsoever. However you call it, the meaning stays the same.
Also, I think we shouldn't make such a fuss about mentioning it, but let's all take care not to go into detail or do so too often.
 

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I always say "taking an extended vacation in Siberia/Kola Peninsula".
 

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In my opinion, saying "work camp" makes no difference whatsoever. However you call it, the meaning stays the same.
Also, I think we shouldn't make such a fuss about mentioning it, but let's all take care not to go into detail or do so too often.
I always say "taking an extended vacation in Siberia/Kola Peninsula".
Davout's euphemism works for me; I'm still waiting on word from a mod before I set the official policy.
 

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Official policy (for both threads): nothing involving work camps either. The more distant the euphemism the better, or you can say things like "arrested" or "shot".
 

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REGARDING THE RECENT SURGE OF COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES IN THE UKRAINIAN SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC
Prepared by Pavel Pavlovich Teterev, NKVD Deputy Chief and Chief of the Main Directorate of State Security (GUGB)
This report is confidential in nature. Any unauthorised distribution or dissemination of the information it contains will be punishable to the fullest extent of the law.


Comrades of the Political Bureau,
As some of you may be aware, there has been an alarming increase in Counter-Revolutionary activites within the borders of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. I have taken time out of familiarising myself with my new position to prepare this briefing on the untenable situation. The activities vary in scope but all should be alarming as they threaten security of the Soviet Union.


I. Counter-Revolutionary Teachings
Recent investigations by the secret police have found that Trotskyist sympathies may be as high as 20% of the population and supporters of the now-defunct Socialist Revolutionary Party (also referred to as Trudoviks) could be as high as 15%. An analysis by the USO shows that support for these counter-revolutionary beliefs is concentrated strongest within the Ukrainian SSR, particularly the port cities of Odessa and Sevastopol. It is the opinion of the SPO that campaigns be begun to reintegrate Trotskyist and Trudovik thinkers with current mainstream Socialist thought. As chief of the GUGB, I do not believe such a campaign is necessary as the strength of true Socialist thought will win them over. The NKVD is ready and capable to act should it be considered imperative to correct the thinking of those deemed to be misguided.


II. Reactionary Activities
Tsarist partisans have been quite active in recent months. Normally these forces engage in nuisance attacks such as vandalism of state property, death threats to local officials, and delays to convoys carrying supplies to border forces. However the withdrawal of Red Army border forces to Moscow for the May Day parade and sweeping command reorganisation has created a vulnerability that partisans have exploited. Our auxiliary Border Troops have been stretched thin and criminals have been smuggling supplies across from Poland and Romania. We have information that Reactionaries and Tsarists are planning numerous attacks on vital infrastructure and industry within the Ukrainian SSR and one has been foiled so far.
Agents were able to arrest a number of conspirators on the eve of an attack on a tractor factory in Kiev. A loyal worker noticed supplies being delivered to a neighbouring warehouse at irregular hours and had the presence of mind to alert local police, who in turn notified the GUGB. Agents stormed the building within three hours of the notification and thankfully a shootout was averted. Six men and two women were arrested, one was killed after drawing a weapon, and a cache of rifles (including two automatics manufactured in the United States of America) and explosives were seized. The conspirators are cooperating with authorities.
While this result is a cause for celebration, there is need for ongoing concern. In addition to potential future attacks within the Ukrainian SSR, it is suspected that the partisans and their munitions will spread to other areas of the Soviet Union where the local security presence may not be as numerous and the local Army garrisons not suited for counter-partisan activities. The Operations Department assures me that their agents in remote areas of industrialisation are up to the task of protection. I have personal misgivings over the situation but I will defer to my subordinate's judgement until I am settled into my new position.


III. Subversive Interference
It has come to the attention of the INO and the Special Department that foreign powers have infiltrated the Soviet Union and it is suspected that there is extensive infiltraton within the Ukrainian SSR. It is thought that former supporters of the Tsarist regime have been recruited by the Fascist and Capitalist governments of Germany, Poland, Great Britain, and others. These individuals have been trained how to act as loyal Party members and are known to have infiltrated branches of government and the military so that they may steal technology or spread discord.
Thankfully the wise decisions of the Commissariats of Education and Internal Affairs have ensured that the NKVD is well staffed. The Special Department and the 4th Department have counter-intelligence teams who are acting as you read this to hunt down infiltrators and protect the Motherland.


IV. Conclusion
Although there are always improvements that can be made, the NKVD stands ready to combat any and all Counter-Revolutionary activities in not only the Ukrainian SSR but the rest of the USSR as well. We shall protect the revolution.



P. P. Teterev
Deputy Chief NKVD, Chief of the GUGB
 

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Thank you for that timely update comrade. The investigation is to continue. Follow all leads. The Tsarists and Trotskyists are a concern, of more concern would be Ukrainian separatists.
 

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*shakes my fist at Sirk*

Nah, it's all part of the game. Very good read Sirk, well done.
 

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Backstory of Comrade Petrova, part 1

Early 1919

Anastasia Petrova, age 8, quietly sat in her father's lap and played with a small doll. Their quiet existence on the outskirts of a Galician city was quite the time -- Lutsk was a great place to live. She adjusted, and her father wheeled her over to the door and set her down and said, "Go to Mama..." He wheeled past her and grabbed his bolt rifle in the corner of the living room, and wheeled it back out of the door and down the ramp. He frowned and said, "Yektarina, take Anna and get somewhere safe." That was the last time she saw her father. Her mother had sheltered her while the sounds of shouting and gunfire penetrated the area. She emerged from her house several hours later, to find her father murdered, filled with machine gun bullets, with him hung from a tree with a Ukrainian flag tied around his throat. She quietly wept at the injustice that she barely understood.

However, her mother and her stayed there in Lutsk, bearing the elements. However, more misfortune came.

"Mama, who are those men?" Anastasia asked, pointing to the men carrying a red-and-white flag as they marched into the clearing where their house stood. Catherine, her mother, frowned and said, "Anastasia... get to the cellar, now." Anna looked at her mother and quietly left her presence. She ran around the house and hid near the cellar door, deciding she wanted to see what would happen. She heard men yelling in a language she didn't understand, so it wasn't Ukrainian or Russian, and her mother countering in her angry Ukrainian. Anna grew distressed at the screaming and she went to the back door and opened it and walked into her house and heard struggling upstairs. Running upstairs, she peered around a door and saw her mother being beaten and brutalized by two Polish soldiers. Anastasia frowned -- How dare these men attack Mama!

She snuck behind one of the soldiers and saw his pistol -- She knew those. Pistols were a device that could bring men down -- like they brought her father down. She frowned and while the Polish man was doing unspeakable acts to her mother, she drew his pistol and shot a round through the head of the Polish soldier, Anastasia falling back due to recoil. The other Polish soldier saw what was happening before Catherine hit him hard enough in the balls to make him unconscious. Catherine then took the gun from her daughter and shot the man.
 

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Great work, Sakura_F! Just the stuff I need for the next edition of the Red Star. For some reason, I keep on associating Anastasia with Emma Frost.