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Today's World Census Report
The Most Armed in The Geopolitical Roleplay Region
World Census experts took their lives into their hands in order to ascertain the average number of deadly weapons per citizen.
As a region, The Geopolitical Roleplay Region is ranked 8,048th in the world for Most Armed.
|1.||The Republic of The Unitary state of Romania||Anarchy||“In Faith is the Salvation”|
|2.||The Commonwealth of Canadian Dominion||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“From Sea to Sea”|
|3.||The People's Republic of Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo||Father Knows Best State||“Serve the People”|
|4.||The Republic of Kunsann||Anarchy||“Prosper under the Heavens”|
|5.||The TGRR Founding Account of New Vashnal||Democratic Socialists||“For the people, by the people.”|
|6.||The United Arab Federation of Gregorreich||Capitalist Paradise||“It has been a long time, O my weapon!”|
|7.||The Kingdom of Stormaktstiden||Left-Leaning College State||“För Sverige – i tiden”|
|8.||The Federal Republic of The Adriatic Republik||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Per il bene comune!”|
|9.||The Constitutional Monarchy of Zhen Dynasty||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“我是美好生活的守护者”|
|10.||The United States of The Federation of Columbia||Corporate Police State||“Together, as one”|
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- : The Republic of Kunsann arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Zhen Dynasty updated the World Factbook entry.
- : New bizantine empire- ceased to exist.
- : The TGRR Founding Account of New Vashnal banned The Sanation Government of Pol-Lithuania from the region.
- : The TGRR Founding Account of New Vashnal removed The Sanation Government of Pol-Lithuania from the regional ban list.
- : Gran caribe- ceased to exist.
- : The Sultanate of Maskat and Zanzibar arrived from The West Pacific.
- : Mngolia ceased to exist.
- : Tgrr customs ceased to exist.
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Times of Oman
Oman makes plans to get more than a third of revenues from non-oil activities
Non-oil activities will contribute more than a third of Oman’s total government revenues in the coming years, a government official said.
Undersecretary Nasser bin Rashid Al-Maawali said the ministry has chosen particular sectors to drive the year long diversification plan, taking into consideration the sector’s “competitiveness, its ability to provide job opportunities for citizens, its sustainability and its ability to support other sectors,” said official reports from last Wednesday.
Financial sustainability is also important to achieve this vision, Abdullah bin Salem Al-Harthi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, said at a dialogue session at the Sultan Qaboos University.
The government is aspiring to generate around 135,000 jobs, and decrease the country’s deficit to 1.7 percent by 2024, as well as to achieve a surplus of 65 million Omani riyals ($169.8 million) by 2025.
All this was announced as a part of the 10th Five-Year Development Plan” (10th FDP) which was launched partly driven by the need to reduce the country’s reliance on oil.
End of the Impromptu Regime
BANGKOK, TAI SOCIALIST PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
First Secretary Kukrit To Step Down
In what is seen as a largely expected development by many, First Secretary Kukrit, leader of the so-called 'Impromptu Regime' that had reinvigorated socialism in the TSPR, and the chief architect of the May Coup that toppled the liberal, aggressively capitalist Shinawatra Politburo more than a decade ago, has announced her retirement from the Party's top position, and a retreat from Party politics. The end of her decade-long tenure as Secretary is set to end on May 1st, 2021, exactly 11 years on from the commencement of the May Coup. In her address to the People's Congress, she calmly and simply declared the state stabilized and on the right track, and that the 'Impromptu Regime' has accomplished all the goals it has set out to do, including the total restoration of the Tai state-owned industry, reinstatement and expansion of welfare and social benefits, and the eradication of all reactionary ideas and prejudices that had crept back in under the revisionists. Kukrit is set to preside over the annual Labour Day parade as her last official act in office.
Her retirement will open the door for the left-wing and right-wing of the Tai Communist Party to attempt to get their preferred candidates currently on the Politburo into office. Both sides could very well herald in a new era for the TSPR;
The left-wing of the TCP are comprised overwhelmingly of committed Marxist-Leninists, largely critical of the current diplomatic stance of the Republic. They are opponents of further integration into the newly-formed Pattaya Accords, recognizing the need for a united anti-imperialist front but remaining very highly suspicious of China's nationalist foreign policy and tendency to treat South East Asian states, of which the TSPR is no exception, as pawns or as lesser states. Many in the left-wing regard closer ties with China as 'dangerous', fearing that China could potentially leverage on the economic and military Tai dependence on the Chinese state to subordinate the TSPR to another potential 'preferential, like-minded, and culturally similar ally' within South East Asia, in addition to subordinating the TSPR to Beijing itself. The leftists also point at the lack of support from the PRC as the TPLA marched on Bangkok in the 80s. The Marxists generally recognize Traikun Ekaluck, a veteran Congress member and one of the Civil War's earliest revolutionaries, as the leader of the loose bloc.
The rightists, meanwhile, adhere to a form of nationalistic pseudo-socialism, and are referred to derisively to by the Marxists as 'Dengists'. They promote the lifting of regulations on 'non-essential' sectors and meshing foreign capital with domestic partners, while allowing for a class of capitalists to rise, though under the absolute control of the Party. The Dengists look to China as a model to follow, enriching itself through the use of capitalists and foreign capital on a leash, putting national interests before the 'international solidarity' promoted by the Marxists. The rightists call for developing the TSPR into the 'South Korea of the Anti-Imperialist Front', a technological, military, and economic powerhouse, through this controlled use of capitalism, though they continue to heavily emphasize on the social backwardness of the model nation. The Dengists argue that the open, inclusive society the TCP has created in Thailand and Laos will take the TSPR much further than any of the "fully capitalist" peers in Asia ever could go, yet that there are some 'useful ideas' that could be adopted from the rapid economic growth of East Asia. They argue in favour of greater collaboration with the Chinese in particular and all great economies of the world in general. Chartchareon Damrongsak, chief architect of Buriram's development into a major industrial town, having utilized cross-border trade with Cambodia and city-to-city agreements with Chinese settlements to catapult the impoverished village to prominence, is the only member of the Dengists on the politburo, and is thus assumed to be their candidate for the upcoming selection of First Secretary.
The Yemeni's People Newspaper/صحيفه الشعب اليميني
Yemeni Socialist Party prepares for fifth congress
April, Mukalla - The fifth Congress of the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP), will be held from April 16 through April 19, will review core issues of the political, economic and social life of the country following the end of the civil war. The meeting is of the utmost importance to the country’s destiny, to continuity of the revolutionary process and the irreversibility of socialism, and to rebuild the country from the destruction it suffered on the hands of reactionary elements
Opinions expressed at different levels of Party leadership and by representatives of organizations and institutions have been collected in a document, the document identifies strategies to improve the work of the organization in current and future circumstances, as well as how to deal with the effects of the civil war.
The civil war has put the strength and resistance of the Yemeni people to test. Yemen's containment and defeat of the reactionary elements has provided the clearest example of how socialism is the only system in which solidarity and humanism are practiced daily, especially when it comes to saving lives.
The defeat of the reactionary groups has been conducted in an especially difficult context, marked by foreign intervention in the aid of the reactionaries, and increased political-ideological subversion.
One of the main decisions that will be discussed in the congress will be the introduction of a new constitution to serve the interests of the Yemeni people, and the proposing of a new five year plan to turn around the economy towards a greater future.
Times of Oman
Zanzibar to use technology for public revenue collection
Zanzibar is employing technology to improve public revenue collections, a senior official has said, revealing that actual rollout of virtual fiscal devices (VFD) will start this month.
Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB) commissioner Salum Yusuf Ali told The Times of Oman recently that initial studies have shown that monthly revenue collections will rise by about 20 percent when the semi-autonomous Indian Ocean archipelago ditches manual ways of collecting tax for electronic means.
He said that, by employing VFD and the electronic tax stamps (ETS) system, monthly collections will rise from the current average by 20%.
Times of Oman
National Frankincense Musuem opens in Salahah
Work on the Frankincense Musuem of Dhofar has been completed, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) said on Saturday.
The musuem will bring to life the Sultanate’s story of national progress and relations with the Dhofari people through an exploration of frankincense.
The design of the pavilion is inspired by Boswellia sacra, the tree from which the precious resin is harvested.
With an asymmetrical flowing form that is reminiscent of the tree’s low, shade-giving branches, the structure appears to envelop and protect life.
For the past 5,000 years, frankincense has been valued for its power to lift spirits and encourage well-being. Transported by intrepid navigators who journeyed across land and sea, the resin was traded through a vast network of business partnerships and international friendships, transcending languages, cultures, and continents.
Visitors to the pavilion will pass through five zones, illuminating how frankincense contributed to Omani advancements in transportation, knowledge, manufacturing, sustainability, and exploration.
Designed to connect minds across time and space, this journey will feature both large-scale, high-impact moments, as well as subtle interactive experiences created using Oman-developed augmented and mixed reality technology.
Located in Salahah Metro District, the musuem will showcase the country southward-looking nature, talent, expertise, innovative spirit, and youthful population, as well as its valuable resources and stunning natural beauty.
New Investments into nation's rail lines
The State Council has approved plans for China Railways to accelerate the development of a high-speed freight network across the country, in the hope of bolstering the e-commerce network. This development plan, which was published in August recently, includes plans to further expand the passenger network, and integrate an advanced control system that makes use of 5G telecommunications, the Beidou satellite navigation system, and AI to enable more efficiency.
Earlier this month, various ministries such as the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology had indicated that it would redouble its efforts to develop a network of maglev trains, which can reach speeds of up to 600km/h. Currently, high logistics costs are one of the barriers to economic development, especially in regions which are rich in resources (such as in the west) but lack advanced transport infrastructure. The costs of freight transport is estimated to be around twice that of some OECD countries like Japan or the US. A think tank recently stated rail transport only accounted for 9.5% of the overall volume of freight. Increasing this percentage, especially if one takes into consideration the high speeds and efficient nature of pre-existing railroads, can drive logistics costs down substantially.
The new high-speed freight trains will mainly service e-commerce businesses by transporting packages. CR's latest plan aims to develop an array of cargo transporters, including heavy-duty trains with a 30,000-tonne payload, faster express freight trains and new containers. There are also plans to digitise facilities in railway stations and warehouses. According to CR, the investment boom in railroads is set to continue until 2035 under this new plan, following the recent focus on developing the domestic economy. This spending boom will see the PRC's high-speed network nearly double in length, with various domestic firms constructing about 200,000km of railways by the 2035 deadline, a milestone year in which the nation is set to achieve the state' visions for a moderately prosperous society.
The ambitious blueprint has been unveiled at a time where the PRC is trying to develop its domestic economy under dual circulation. Extending the railway network is not only a short-term remedy to help steady economic growth, but a long-term strategy to unite the massive nation into a single continental market that will be more robust and strong, ready to resolve any risks, be it internal or external.
Today a group called the Canadian Separatist Coalition (CSC) have started a peaceful protest to cut all British ties and make the country independent from the British monarchy. As these protests go on more people join and as the protests grow the government fears that they may have revolts on there hands and have dispatched the RCMP to control the crows and make sure that they have right of way on the streets. To make sure not to anger said protesters and all officers on duty will make sure to try and be peaceful to said protesters so that they will not have fuel to make a fire against the government.
Times of Oman
Agreement signed to train 3,000 Omani jobseekers
Muscat: The Ministry of Labour and the Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED) today have signed a cooperation agreement to provide training programmes for 3000 jobseekers.
The move comes to support SMEs to qualify national cadres capable of competing for job opportunities in various sectors in the labour market. The agreement aims to offer a package of incentives for SMEs to attract job seekers, train and qualify them to achieve the envisaged goals.
Deleveraging Campaign to resume
The Ministry of Finance is set to resume its deleveraging campaign at full force, which was cut short due to the Trump administration's hawkish trade policies, as it seeks to balance financial risks with putting excessive downward pressure on a powerful rising economy in Asia.
The MOF has said that financial deleveraging will be one of the government's major tasks this year, with a goal of reining in debt across the board.
The country's new emphasis on debt reduction, aimed at reducing excess housing inventory and cutting overcapacity in certain sectors, comes as part of a nationwide initiative to reduce risks emanating from the country's debt position. The PBOC, the nation's central bank, warned of high leverage in the financial system, notoriously pointing towards local companies which were likely to face bankruptcy and liquidation as the economy recovers from recession. Many of these companies will be unable to fully pay off their debt and contribute to an unenviable rise in non-performing bank loans. This is especially worrying, given that a majority of its debt comes from the corporate sector.
From 2017 to 2019, non-financial corporations were in fact deleveraging, but government debt and household debt outpaced GDP. Consequently, overall debt increased.
In a recent meeting with economists, bankers, and other industry leaders, all resolutely pushed for a new prudent monetary policy, independently administered by the PBOC, which would be more flexible, targeted and reasonable. The PBOC has increased its 1-year LPR of 3.85% to 4.00%, while raising the required reserve ratio for domestic commercial banks by 1% from 11% to 12%. This increase in reserve requirements will force banks to act more prudently when it comes to providing bank credit.
It has also has ordered all levels of government across the country to lower their debt levels, and compile a composite list of local balance sheets detailing local assets and liabilities. The National Audit Office will be dispatched to oversee the liquidation and/or selloff of liabilities, consolidation of assets, and so on to help partially offload debt owed by local governments. Additionally, it has forbade local authorities from providing loan guarantees and other commitments that are not part of their budgets, tackling implicit debt piles owned by local governments and cutting them down. New regulations also require local governments to tighten fiscal spending by controlling the number of new infrastructure projects, limiting them only to presently affordable ones. Necessary projects (such as healthcare or transport infrastructure) will be backed by the central government to alleviate pressures on local authorities and to permit them to consolidate their finances.
Banks are now made to target the most indebted sectors of the economy, those being real estate; domestic banks will be reviewing their credit lines to real estate companies, and pledging not to extend its credit lines to companies that are unable to follow through with debt obligations. This will be a continuation of a previous policy to clamp down on risks in the sector. New policies will address debt build-up in the sector, pegging future credit access for property developers to a liability to asset ratio (excluding advance receipts) of less than 70%, net gearing ratio of less than 100%, and cash to short-term debt ratios of more than 1:1. If the developers fail to meet one, two, or all of the three criteria, limits would be imposed on the extent to which they can grow debt. Those who meet all the criteria can grow their debt by 15%, those who breach one can grow debts by 10%, two for 5%, and three for 0%.
Real estate is a significant part of the nation's economy, and it is strongly connected to various upstream and downstream industries. The new regulations are aimed at ensuring a more sustainable future for the industry.
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