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HEADLINES: GREATU RAGGU AND CRASHU PREVENTS TRAYDURUHNU
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - In most shamefur dispray, Shottaboh experienced a weekend of RAG. EXTREME RAG.
Because of this, eventsu were cancerred. However, the most Honorabur Directory retroactivery decreed that the Patror on the 20th of Aprir 2020 be considered a work week so we don’t rose our footing.
As of the time of this writing, the server recovered however instances of lag were noted upon every time someone tried to join and the server froze like a motherfucker.
EDITORIAL - The PRC’s True Test - International Politics
Irishkaiser - Late 2019 and 2020 were challenging years for the People’s Republic of China. President Donald Trump’s Trade War, the Hong Kong Protests and the Wuhan Coronavirus dubbed COVID-19, put to the test the very foundation of the Chinese Communisty Party’s rule.
It was only less than a year ago that China seemed ready to mantle the role of a superpower when the United States was still feeling endless wars and internal division. I don’t count internal persecution of groups and dissidents like Journalists, Political Rivals, Chinese Christians, Tibetan Buddhists and Uyghur Muslims for all countries one way or another have their own persecutions and we are fine with that. Why else is the US allied with Saudi Arabia or Israel? Where are the cries of justice for their groups?
A consistent criticism of mine was that the Mainland Chinese are backwards when it comes to international politics. They would have functioned quite well in the 19th century. The current US President, Donald Trump, has decided to play the Communist Chinese head on without regard for “political correctness”, which completely derailed the subtlety of the CCP’s diplomacy and putting them off-step.
Their failure to adapt to the world has been rather funny to watch as they have been using the wrong diplomatic responses. In comparison countries like Russia and even bloody Iran has mastered it.
Of course, the United States, has the same problems but they have more soft power thanks to media connections and Hollywood which give them an advantage when swaying international opinion.
The PRC is getting its ass whooped by just how bad they communicate and respond to every diplomatic crisis. From the wild threats and blackmail, to the completely contradictory statements - it’s like the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is set up by the CIA to really make them respond like idiots.
Of course to be fair we are living in an English-speaking modern world and our English biases and communications may bring us to misunderstandings or self-deception, but even Britain back then didn’t bungle this up when French was considered the world’s international language.
The end of the War in Afghanistan(which just ended with the US recognizing the Taliban as the government of the country) and the pulling out of American Troops from Syria has freed up American resources to be able to contend with China openly.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has placed the People’s Republic in a vulnerable position, economically, socially and diplomatically. Though I support the Movement in Hong Kong, going there myself to witness that historic event, I knew it would barely get anywhere as it was contained by right of sovereignty, giving the authoritarian regime a legitimate shield against foreign intervention.
The Year 2020 is a watershed. The Communist Regime might collapse brewing uncertainty in the East, or will double down into a new cold war with two camps, divided heavily by diverging technologies. Who knows if the US even wants the Communist Regime to collapse? A balkanized China would be a geopolitical nightmare not just in terms of economy and politics, but the Civil War that might erupt may be the first Civil War in which control of Nuclear Weapons are a huge stake.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that trade run was cancelled by ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE.
Ironic, because the Foreign Office discovered that a bunch of killer premium types were actually going to invade the South in pvp inventories at roughly the same time. Suspecting the same group who wanted revenge for Company actions weeks ago, it turned out they were just doing this to bandit the South one more time in anticipation for the release of MineZ Origins and the PvE Line.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
I’m Han Solo
PvP Drill 181st Mass PvP Event - I sleep.
How can you when you RAAAAG
DOMESTIC - PREMIUM PVP FIGHTING STYLE GIVEN TO COMPANY
The Stereotypical Premium PvP fighting style’s source was given to the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company last week by Commonwealth dudes. After a short walkthrough, the Company realized that this formed the foundation of all Premium PvP tactics and strategies and completely rationalizes why they do what they do.
In principle, the Premium fighting style was attributed to that of a Greek Phalanx, with its straight push style. The Company style in contrast was attributed to Maniples and Cohorts of the Roman Republic through Marian Reform era, with more emphasis on cohesion, maneuver and flexibility.
Though the Company can now show people with pure accuracy how premiums fight, there are some concerns that training them in this manner would accidentally pass on the same premium style of fighting since it would be the same emphasis.
DOMESTIC - NEW INDUSTRIES GUY GOT LUCKY
FIELD TESTING DELAYED FOR ONE WEEK DUE TO SHOTBOW PROBLEMS.
DOMESTIC - KARL MCMARX BULLIED AND PUT INTO HIS PLACE
Seething anger from the bodied politic erupted last week as Karl McMarx was put into his place for all the wrong JEWISH ADVICE and input he placed through the years, culminating in him TO KNOW HIS PLACE, WORM.
Karl McMarx, responsible for the RISING TIDE OF SOCIALISM and ACCEPTING THE GENETICALLY UNFIT was at last made vulnerable in the aftermath of Bernie Sanders' surrender - showcasing the hypocrisy of his HATE NEWS(not fake news. Hate News is my own original content. Do not steal).
He was simply reminded of all the cringe arguments he made and then that’s it, really.
I STAND WITH TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF HUNGER, DARKNESS AND BAFFLEMENT BEHIND ME. MY HARVEST ARE THE SOULS OF A MILLION PEASANTS AND I COULDN’T GIVE A HA'PENNY JIZZ FOR YOUR INTERNET ASSEMBLED PHILOSOPHIES.
FINANCE - STOCKMARKET RALLIES POSITIVELY GOOD
Most of the Global Stockmarket is actually breddy good. For now… YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT’S GONNA CRASH.
1) TRADE RUN NEXT WEEK
THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH