The Connolly Crisis Aug 4, 2018 22:13:32 GMT
Post by studentloandebt on Aug 4, 2018 22:13:32 GMT
Around the time of April 11th, 2018, an event occurred called the Connolly Crisis. It began when the Director of Cartography, Student Loan Debt, created the continent of Suceavalgid, the DSA equivalent of Antartica. Student Loan Debt wanted to enact the Connolly Treaty, where the environment of the continent would be preserved from governmental influence. However, the nation of 124mm10 laid claim to islands in the area, stating that his people have laid claim to these islands for centuries. The following is a documentation of news reports from the time.
Here, news reports on the Connolly Crisis will be documented.
124mm10 Missile Crisis
Thanks, Chip. After a dispute erupted between 124mm10 and Student Loan Debt over national claims of the icy continent in the Connolly Circle within the first hour of his presidency, he soon made threats to use physical force, specifically nuclear force. He made threats to send nuclear strikes into Solus Unus, one of his cabinet members, and to Opalaland, the regional founder. However, these threats soon died down after discussion and memes were put into play. This is Abby Babble from SLDN.
Up next, kittens. Do they deserve to live?
The Expansion of Cheeseworld
In light of the recent Connolly Treaty proposed by Student Loan Debt in order to protect the icy continent in the Connolly Circle, the anarchic nation of Cheeseworld has laid claim to the entire circle. Their justification? The Treaty has not been drafted yet. Residents have already begun to craft boat in an attempt to sail to the Connolly Circle. This comes only one hour after current regional president, 124mm10, made threats to use nuclear warfare against his own cabinet member, Solus Unus, and the regional founder, Opalaland. It is likely, however, that the current Director of Cartography, Student Loan Debt, will continue to reject claims to the land. This is Gary Johnson, DSAN
Chaos Over Connolly
Cheeseworld has joined the response that 124mm10 has created of threatening nuclear warfare in response to their claims being rejected. In response to Cheeseworld's claim to the entire Connolly Circle, The United Workers Soviets has espoused vocal disapproval in response. They claim it to be an illegal act of aggression, even suggesting the possibility of declaring war. There are massive demonstrations in the country in response to their government not responsing with military action. As well as this, UWS has also requested that research stations be allowed to be built by their nation, with James Caduk, king of SLD and Director of Cartography, showing support of their research agenda.
UWS isn't the only nation to respond to Cheeseworld negativity. The nation of Wileyshire, a neighboring country to SLD and Cheeseworld, has come out against Cheeseworld's claims and threats. Being the leading provider of arms in the region, they have threatened to increase prices to as high as 20x their original price. One thing is for certain, the recent discovery of this new continent has brought nothing but chaos. This is Abby Babble, SLDN.
Official Response From Wileyshire
This is an official response to the recent aggression and protest in the nations of Cheeseworld, 124mm10 and The United Workers Soviets.
The Free Syndicates of Wileyshire will do all in our power to quell unrest and military use by selling CBRN and other dangerous weapons by 5-20 times varying on the weapon and the threat of the nation which is trying to buy such a weapon. We feel this will be a sufficient way to stop aggression in the region and will keep an eye on the situations and will increase the sale rates if necessary.
Wileyshire Arms Manufacturers Union,
Free Syndicates of Wileyshire
United Workers Soviets and Cheeseworld's Cold War
Tensions remain high between UWS and Cheeseworld over the issue of the Connolly Circle. Both countries have threatened nuclear war against one another, threatening the safety of the world. UWS leadership has made request to the country of Wileyshire for a large number of nuclear warheads that they claim are in defense against Cheeseworld. They have given Cheeseworld two options: nuclear war or adherence to the proposed treaty. Cheeseworld stands by their claim, with tensions remaining high.
UWS has laid down their official commands:
[box]1) Cease all colonization of the southern continent, 2) Withdraw any and all claims to said southern continent, 3) Withdraw any and all Cheeseworldian citizens from the southern continent, and finally 4) Pay a sum of 500 slices to the local penguins as an apology. Please respond within two days to all four points or face crippling trade sanctions, a Soviet quarantine of all Cheeseworldian port cities, accompanied by a possible naval invasion and subsequent military occupation.[/box]
Tensions remain high as ever. This is Gary Johnson from DSAN
Update: Cheeseworld has rejected UWS's demands, using it's population numbers and lack of morals as being support. UWS continues to attempt to calm the situation, calling for a third party to help settle the tensions. Cheeseworld shows no intention to back down.
Update: 124mm10 has come out in support of Cheeseworld, backing their claim.
Update: The UWS has attempted to compromise with Cheeseworld, allowing the development of up to two cities along the coast of the continent, hoping that this will bring an end to the crisis. Along witht his, they have also offered 10,000 slices for compensation of earlier comments. However, Cheeseworld has rejected their offer, still laying claim to the entirety of the continent outside of the claim that was made by 124mm10.
Here at SLD News, we are continuing to follow the international tension that the Connolly Circle has brought upon us. While tensions remain high between UWS and Cheeseworld, other nations have stepped in to give their views and hopefully lower the threats of nuclear war. The Republic of West Bengalis has issued a statement that they will impose sanctions on any country that is involved in the possible escalation of nuclear war, from initiation to supplying of nuclear weapons. They are also requesting that diplomatic talks occur within the presence of Student Loan Debt in a neutral country. West Bengalis is not alone in this for The Utopian Movement, a nation that is close to the Connolly Circle, has also come out against this cold war. We are now joined by Abby Babble in the UM capital, New Atlantis, Abby?
Thanks, Chip. The Utopian Movement government and it's people have come out against the claims that Cheeseworld and 124mm10 have made on the southern continent. The UM has gone so far to deploy it's navy in an attempt to block any incoming boats that are reported to be coming in from Cheeseworld. The UM is committed to protecting the new continent and it's environment, denouncing any claim to the land as well as any settlements outside of research stations.
Now Abby, news is coming in that they are offering to allow their capital, New Atlantis, to be the sight of negotiations for the proposed Connolly Treaty, is that correct.
Yes, Chip, that have in fact offered that. They have invited all delegates of the regional Congress to their capital for negotiations on the treaty. Preparations are already underway for their arrival with the UM government arranging for the UM band, Wild Stallions, to perform for the delegates.
Thank you Abby. Keep us updated if anything else comes out of the nation. Up next, teen pregnancy, are you missing out? More up next on SLD News.
Update: The nation of Illyrian States has come out with a statement denouncing this conflict, taking the side of the nations that wish to protect the Connolly Circle from land claims.
It has come to my attention that conflict has arisen within our faction, and the solidarity that we have all enjoyed has come under threat. The people of Illyria yearn for a swift and peaceful resolution to the issue of the ownership of the southernmost continent in our union. However, should these peace measures fail, the nation of Illyria is prepared to join her comrades in sanctioning the belligerent nations. This union of leftist nations is not fragile, however, it is a structure to which all nations within must support. After all, “Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” A peaceful resolution is not only an assurance to every citizen in this assembly of the safety of their person, but an assurance of prosperity for their children, and their grandchildren, and every generation unto the future. The use of nuclear weapons is a great jeopardy for this future that we all wish to strive for. For the sake of all men, women, and children, lay down your arms and come to the negotiating table. Let peace reign supreme, and let our children prosper.
It is also being reported that the United Workers Soviets as well as Student Loan Debt have accepted the Utopian Movement's offer of housing the negotiations. However, even among them is their conflict, specifically over the name of the conflict. While UWS suggests that it should be called the Antarctic Crisis, SLD suggests that it should be the Connolly Crisis
Cold War Rages On
Good Evening DSA, I'm Chris Hansen. If you haven't heard of the Cold War that's been occurring, you must either be living under a rock or any other object because we don't discriminate based on housing. Yesterday, The Free Syndicates of Wileyshire, the largest arms dealing nation in DSA, denounced the planned sanctions against armament dealers, saying that the supplying of arms is, in fact, keeping this war from becoming a hot war. Instead, they have increased the prices of their weapons for any hostile nation wishing to buy them. If sanctions are placed, the country will remove the price hikes for hostile nations.
124mm10 has restated their stance on the issue, saying that they only claimed two island groups and would declare them nature preserves where only scientific outposts would be allowed. They do support the Connolly Doctrine that Student Loan Debt has initiated, of keeping the new continent free from nations that could harm the environment, but believes that these island groups belong to them. The 10ian army has been assembled and is ready to repulse any nation that will attempt to oppose them.
Both 124mm10 and Student Loan Debt government have made speeches for their points. Due to their lengths, we will allow our viewers to read their transcripts below.
Student Loan Debt: www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=30186421
The United Workers Soviets have joined the Utopian Navy in its naval quarantine of the Connolly Circle, both supporting the Connolly Doctrine. However, the UWS has come out in support of allowing 124mm10 to establish research stations on the continent.
The Cheeseworld Volunteer Navy, headed by Admiral Gorgonzola Blaze, have landed on the coast of the Connolly Continent, still yet to be properly named. Attempts at building military bases, roads, and villages are underway. While many Cheeseworldians refugees are praising the endeavor, the establishment of any kind of permanent settlement may be tricky due to the extreme weather. The UWS has come out vehemently against these colonies, not recognizing the settlement that is currently being built there. They, along with The Utopian Movement, have issued a naval quarantine, threatening war with the country that may escalate into nuclear war. With us now is famed Oceanographer, Roy Harrison, who has been spending his time on this continent, studying the land and waters. He appeared yesterday on DSA Public Radio, of which 124mm10 has claimed to be an SLD State News Radio Channel that is spreading lies. The radio broadcast you can listen to is here (DSA Public Radio Interview), where he explained that the islands that are currently being disputed over are in fact already submerged and what is on top are large chunks of ice. Is this true?
"Yes, it i-'
Fascinating. As result of that broadcast, 124mm10 has suspended negotiations with SLD, saying that the nation only wants to steal 10ian land. Further, into the news, cities around the region are reacting to the current crisis, from the city of Xing to the city of Dacca. On the ground in Dacca is our field reporter, Gary Johnson. Gary, what is going on in Dacca?
"Chris, riots are breaking out in the city, specifically between Debtians and 10ians in the area. In Gulabphool, Café Loan, a café frequented by Debtians, and Eksho Chobbish, a restaurant frequented by 124ians, have both been attacked by arsonists. Police are advising local citizens to stay indoors until the clashes are over. Currently, 10 people have been arrested.
Thank you Gary. Check back in with us if any further developments occur. UWS has issued demands towards 124mm10,
1) withdraw support from Cheeseworld, 2) Renounce your claim to the southern islands, 3) You shall pay 50,000 monetary units to The UWS and the Utopian movement as compensation, 4) You shall not be allowed more than 10 nuclear warheads, and any extra WOMD's shall be confiscated and disposed of under the supervision of The UWS and The UM, 5) The UWS, SLD, and yourself shall jointly build a research station in a yet-to-be-determined location to help ease tensions and normalize relations.
124mm10 has rejected their demands. The Utopian Movement has made public what weaponry they have, from Space Force, Orbital Weapons Platforms, plasma weaponry, AI kill-bots, advanced battle armor-fitted soldiers,a laser cannon on the moon, and nuclear weapons. This is in response to 124mm10's statements of their military budget, of which has been shown to be larger than UT's and UWS's combined.
It is now being reported that Cheeseworldian boats are continuing to leave the country for their new colony. The Vice Admiral, Jerry Fromage, reports that they are all civilian boats seeking asylum in the new colony, with some carrying supplies and medics. He requests that the naval quarantine does not fire upon the boats. We will keep you updated as to what will happen.
The "New Atlantis Accords", the proposed negotiations over the Connolly Crisis, are currently underway, with expected attendants including United Workers Soviets, Utopian Movement, Student Loan Debt, Xingal, and possibly West Bengalis, of whom would like to remind the region of their neutrality in the situation.
Thank you for watching DSAN, good night.
Peace At Last?
The 10ian government has issued a formal statement.
The Ministry of Foreign and Regional Affairs is happy to announce that negotiations which had previously stalled between our fair nation and the government of SLD have been resumed and that a breakthrough has accrued.
The southern islands will not be politically integrated into 124mm10 but there cultural and historical significance to the 10ian people and nation will be recognized. In addition 124mm10 will drop its recognition of the cheeseworlden claim, though it will not take action against cheaseworld or its operations, so long as cheaseworld respects 124mm10s borders. In addition to this the it has been agreed that 124mm10 will retain exclusive rights to the use of the disputed islands, though we will be required to limit our activity to scientific and archeological work only. Finally 124mm10 will be given authorization to expand its island construction efforts and build new islands at a location which is still to be determined
With the claims of 124mm10 settled, at that is left to this conflict is the claims of Cheeseworld.