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Saanangi wrote:
      | CHIEF SECRETARY, RAYASWAMI DEVI PAI: | "Let it be known that His Universal Majesty endorses such a proposal. That will do. Apart from dealing from the growing Chinese threat, what else can be done to strengthen Lingayat-American cooperation? |

    President Barack Obama: "Well, as part of the United States' renewed focus on increasing American presence in Asia, I see Lingayatarajya as a prime candidate for outsourcing U.S. industry. Additionally, this will help spur the Lingayat economy in the face of the growing Chinese economy, and make Lingayatarajya competitive with Chinese industry globally. Creating a viable alternative for western industries to establish factories and offices in would allow Lingayatarajya to, essentially, "steal" the factories which have made China's economy what it is because, to be frank, without Western industrial support, China would have never been as large as it is."

Ravenbourne, Greater seludong, Teymour, Korklippen, and 1 otherHindia Timur Raya

Kanto march wrote:JAPAN TODAY NEWS

With a request from the United States to begin talks to end the embargo having been received, Japan requests the presence of MCO members for the talks, as Japan is not alone in its position against the embargo.

The MCO members: The union of eurasian republics, Xaverium, Iran, (that I know of, this is a short sweet post, big one for actual talks to be expected)

| The United States refuses to attend talks with Japan beyond unilateral discussions between Washington and Tokyo. The United States will not be intimidated or eavesdropped upon by Japan's new allies. |

Xaverium, Ravenbourne, Greater seludong, Teymour, and 2 othersKorklippen, and Hindia Timur Raya

| Applauding the withdrawal of Iranian troops after their invasion in support of Bahraini insurgents, the United States has asked that a meeting between the United States and the new President of Bahrain to discuss relations which the United States has deemed "vital for continued internal stability within the country. |

The black dog association

Xaverium, Greater seludong, Teymour, Korklippen, and 1 otherHindia Timur Raya

A amazonia

BREAKING NEWS: AMAZONIAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM REPORTEDLY UNCOVERED

A Voz Do Povo - 21 August 2010

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Breaking: Reporters from A Voz Do Povo have conducted an interview with a whistleblower currently employed by the Ministry of Energy who claims that recent joint projects with foreign scientists in Amazonia are part of a new Amazonian program to weaponize uranium. AVDP was given access to a classified memo circulated within the ministry detailing plans for highly enriched uranium shipments to covert facilities and laboratories operated by the Ministry of War. This groundbreaking news comes only weeks after missile tests conducted in Amazonian waters, which are now believed to have been tests of nuclear-capable warheads. The whistleblower, who chose to remain anonymous for their protection, agreed to an interview with AVDP under the pseudonym "R.O." What follows is a transcript from this interview:

| AVDP Reporter | "So, R.O., let's start with this memo. Was this something that everybody in the Ministry had access to?"

| R.O. | "No, this was a classified shipping memo. It is only sent to the highest of management, and supervisors in my department who work with the shipments."

| AVDP Reporter | "And what did this particular memo say?"

| R.O. | "The memo was regarding processed uranium to be shipped. It was very routine; they are sent weekly, but few people read through them fully. One section spoke of enriched Uranium, but not to standards I am familiar with. It also spoke of new shipments, but I knew that no new shipments were scheduled to any of our reactors, and thought it was strange. I did not recognize the address, and I brought the anomaly up with my manager, but he told me not to worry about it and that he would bring it up with his bosses."

| AVDP Reporter | "And that is the address that our journalists investigated, and found to be registered to a company operating under the Ministry of War. Is it possible that this uranium is being used to create, say, a reactor for a new naval ship? Or some other sort of energy related project?"

| R.O.| "No senhora, the uranium we enrich to fuel our reactors is to around 5 percent, but the memo spoke or levels upwards of 90 percent. This would be far too unstable for use in a reactor, and I cannot imagine any reason we would use it for such purposes."

| AVDP Reporter | "I see. And what made you suspicious of this memo, aside from the unusual numbers?"

| R.O.| "I copied down the contents of the memo onto my notepad to review later, as I don't have access to my work email at home. When I went to work the next day and opened my email, it was no longer there."

| AVDP Reporter | "And you hadn't deleted it?"

| R.O.| "No senhora, it had to have been a system administrator. It made me very uncomfortable, and I felt deeply that something was wrong. I felt that this information needed to be shared."

| AVDP Reporter | "Well R.O., you have shown great courage in coming forward with this. The citizens of Amazonia deserve transparency from their government, and if the Ministry of War is building nuclear weapons then we have a right to know. We thank you for your cooperation."

A Voz Do Povo will continue to tirelessly investigate these disturbing claims. Amazonia is not currently a signatory to any international nuclear non-proliferation treaties, but does not have any known nuclear arsenal. We contacted Teodoro Mendez, a professor of nuclear physics at the University of Amazonia, who corroborated the claim that the figures listed in the memo are far too high for nuclear reactor fuel, and are more consistent with weaponized uranium for use in nuclear warheads and bombs. We have also reached out to the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of War, and the premier's office but have received no comment.

EDIT: A representative from the Ministry of War has since contacted A Voz Do Povo regarding this story, claiming that "a statement will be issued soon regarding [these] claims."

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    AUG 2010

        【 FOREIGN MINISTRY , CAIRO  】

        FOREIGN MINISTER KHALED KHALTAN STANDS AT A PODIUM IN A LARGE CONFERENCE VENUE, OVERLOOKING AN AUDIENCE OF PRESS OFFICERS, ANALYSTS AND POLITICIANS. BEHIND HIM, TWO LARGE HANGING FLAGS OF THE EGYPTIAN REPUBLIC, ARAB SOCIALIST PARTY ARE ILLUMINATED.  

      | KHALTAN | In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. I deem it necessary, to reaffirm two longstanding facts. Egypt's commitment to the stability and prosperity of all third and second world state's. And the historical reality, that the Nile River and its valley is the birthplace of some of the first human civilizations. Human activity on the Nile has persisted for as long as Human's have cultivated, farmed, fished and sailed in their collective history. It cannot be denied therefore, that the Nile River is of incredible cultural, historical and economic value to the countries and people's which drink from its water. |

      | Khaltan turns a page, the audience remains silent |

      | A total of four sovereign states, including Egypt, share the Nile River. Yet how can one nation, control the water supply of the other three ? |

      | He pauses and looks around the audience |

      | I do not accept this. No sovereign nation and people would accept this. |

      | He exhales deeply, and changes to a firmer and louder tone |

      | The so-called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, holds great irony in its very name. My dear Emperor, when the Nile dries up there will be no renaissance. There will be famine. We are told that this project will be used to benefit Ethiopian electrical capacity, and so on and so fourth. In essence this means, that Ethiopia's economic development will take place without regard for the livelihoods of others. Hence as far as we are concerned, this is not a petty matter of politics or diplomacy, but of the mere right to survive. The Dam's construction shall be perceived as an aggression against our people. It will also be perceived as the means for Ethiopia to control the Nile's sources and thereby bully downstream nation's into compliance and submission on threat of restricted supply of fresh water. Such an occurrence has the possibility of igniting armed conflict in the area and creating large ecological and environmental disasters for hundreds of millions. |

      | He pauses |

      | And this extends to any other state who provides any assistance to this project, wether it be financial, material, technical or otherwise. Our response is simple in this regard. If you work against the livelihood of our citizens and their right to clean water, we can respond in kind. Egypt will be given no option but to counter your illegal aggression. Of course, some may call this position inflexible. I disagree in totality. The Ethiopian Government insists on creating this poorly-conceived project to improve domestic energy. Don't the Ethiopians maintain high economic potential in emerging Solar and Wind sectors that can satisfy their need ? Why must they insist to start a diplomatic and environmental crisis with this endeavour when alternatives exist ? Egypt insists on the creation of a new legal statute, a Declaration on the Rights of the Nile. In this paper, we call upon the Ethiopians to cease construction of the project and allow for the unhindered access of Nile water resources of which their natural course is to flow into other states. Furthermore, we request on behalf of impartial International organizations, to help the formation of a neutral panel to evaluate the environmental impacts of this project. |

      | We place our fullest support to the idea, that the water security of no nation must be placed under threat or question. And that the international community, especially the African Union, condemn any action which contravenes this key pillar of international law and sovereignty. |

      Concorrdia
      Tchado
      Sahrawi free state
      Mozam

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Korklippen

SEPTEMBER, 2010 | OFFICIAL PUBLIC RELEASE
MINISTÈRE DE L'ÉCONOMIE ET ​​DES FINANCES
FRENCH GOVERNMENT RELEASES PLAN TO GREENIFY CARS
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CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGY
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FRANCE'S ELECTRICAL GRID IS EFFECTIVELY 100% RENEWABLE, BEING MADE UP OF MOSTLY NUCLEAR POWER, HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER, SOME WIND POWER. THOUGH, IN ALGERIA SOLAR POWER PLAYS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE. HOWEVER, THE STREETS OF FRANCE ARE FILLED WITH AUTOMOBILES THAT STILL GUZZLE GAS, AND RELEASE DANGEROUS CARBON EMISSIONS. PRESIDENT SEGELONE ROYAL BELIEVES THIS IS AN ISSUE, THUS SHE ORDERED THE MINISTER OF ECONOMY AND FINANCE TO DEVELOP A PLAN AND SERIES OF REGULATIONS WITH THE MINISTRY OF ECOLOGY TO GREENIFY THE STREETS OF FRANCE AND ROLL OUT CLEAN CARS WITHIN A 10 YEAR PERIOD, MOSTLY ELECTRIC OR HYBRID VEHICLES.
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France is home to a robust automotive industry as well as a robust automotive industry in terms of domestic sales, with them being the 4th highest in the globe, with only Japan, the United States, and China beating it. In terms of automotive production, France produces 3.5 million cars yearly, which is the 6th highest in the world. Additionally, France is home to a robust development and technological advancement in terms of automobiles and has numerous large automotive companies including, but not limited too:

    - CITROËN
    - PEUGEOT
    - RENAULT
    - DS AUTOMOBILES
    - BUGATTI

Noting the lucrative automobile market in France, the advanced and wealthy automotive companies with in house design capabilities and the general will of the French public to see something like this happen, it's clear that France can and should begin to prioritize the research and funding of clean vehicles. The French Republic has now enacted and implemented the following regulations on emissions and MPG ratings on passenger cars with 10 or less seats, which change and grow on a year by year basis:

    2012: 34 MPG MINIMUM
    2015: 38 MPG MINIMUM
    2017: 43 MPG MINIMUM
    2020: 50 MPG MINIMUM
    2022: 60 MPG MINIMUM
    2025: NEW GAS BASED CAR PURCHASES BANNED.

The French Government will offer 5000 to 20000 1 time stipends to poorer families who cannot afford new, better MPG rated vehicles starting in 2015, additionally, all-electric cars will not have taxes and will actually have government-based discounts on them ranging from 4000 to 10000 euros. France will also mandate a standard charging port that all-electric cars must-have, allowing for charging to be easier and companies not to all have different charging ports, which complicates the process. Other European countries are encouraged to adopt similar standards to France and President Segelone Royal has stated that she will look at proposing these regulations to the European Union.
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Homies over hoes!

Sahrawi free state

Greater seludong

BANTAYOG
Newsletter of the Information Agency of Filipinas

Gov’t Urges America To Attend Japan Summit, Compromise
Maki Pulido
17 Septyembre 2010

    CLARK, Pampangga – “It is our interest that the United States talk with the Japanese,” says Foreign Affairs Minister Perfecto Yasay in a virtual presser recently.

    The government of Filipinas had been pushing since the state visit of US President Obama in Maynila to drop the sanctions and focus on compromising with their archipelagic ally-turned-adversary in Northeast Asia. It has also called for Japan to minimize their army to be just enough to defend them, and conscription to be voluntary for hopes that the embargo to be dismissed. It has also requested Japan's allies to either backdown, or Filipinas will also accompany the US and will push for Lingayat, Australia, and the East Indies for support.

    The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the Filipino economic growth has contracted from 7.7% to 6.9% due to the minimal tourism and shipping from Japan, stemming from the US, and China-initiated embargo on Japanese exports.

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    TAGS: Kanto march, Antagarichh.

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Communist remnants

Havannah, Cuba, 2pm

President Raul Castro sits in the main chair of the Secretariat, overlooking the bureaucrats and the Gerontocracy that had firmly calcified in the ranks of the Communist party. Red banners hung down from the balcony, and a large painting of the Castros and Che Guevara donned the wall behind the Castro Brothers.

Since Fidel's health has been taking a turn for the worse, he had to step down in 2008, handing the Cuban Presidency to his brother, Raul Castro, in slightly better condition. It was the beauty of the Gerontocracy. It ensured that nobody could stay in power for as long as Fidel did, and Raul knew it.

Raul had prepared the microphone to deliver the new reforms that were being planned out, as part of Raul's reform package, which he hoped to fulfill as President of Cuba.

"Hasta Siempre, Comrades! As we all know, Cuba is suffering from the American imposed sanctions and trade embargoes, which have caused unrest in Havana and other cities across the nation. The people are angry, and opposition to the CPC has became a real menace to the integrity of the Revolution.

As a result, I have decided that the time for reform has come. Though gradual, reform is what Cuba needs. Reform that not only protects the integrity of the Revolution, but protects the people. We shall start with economic reform. Cuba may have been isolated for much of the 20th century, but it does not have to be this way. Nations like Miwok- and A amazonia have struggled alongside Cuba in spreading the Revolution into Latin America. We shall enter into trade deals with them, without the Americans."

A large wave of applause grips the chamber, and Raul smiles in triumph. He had a legacy to construct.

Bayside, Greater seludong, Great southern land, The union of eurasian republics, and 3 othersTeymour, Mozam, and Federated emirates

Free state of rhodesia

      A PROFILE ON THE 'FREE STATE OF RHODESIA'
      UNITED NATIONS COMMUNIQUÉ ON AFRICAN HISTORY & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

    | The history of Rhodesia is a shameful reflection of the continual colonial aftershocks that have riddled the African Continent and its post-Independence history. It is an ever growing legacy of sectarian conflict, racism, apartheid, discrimination, neo-Colonialism and the failure of a people to seize their full human rights and dignity. Until after World War II, the landlocked British possession of Southern Rhodesia was not developed as an indigenous African territory, but rather as a unique state that reflected its multiracial character. This situation certainly made it very different from other lands that existed under colonial rule, as many Europeans had arrived to make permanent homes, populating the towns as traders or settling to farm the most productive soils. In 1922, faced with the decision to join the Union of South Africa as a fifth province or accept nearly full internal autonomy, the electorate cast its vote against South African integration. Instead, Rhodesia would participate in a union with British Northern Rhodesia (modern Zambia) and Nyasaland (modern Malawi). A union that allowed the respective colonial settlers of these territories to trade and travel freely between the participants, under the auspices of London. Among these colonies, Southern Rhodesia held the greatest wealth mainly due to geographical factors. |

    | By comparison to Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Southern Rhodesia held flat terrain that was ideal for transportation and cultivation. The diamond and mining industry further added to the wealth of the colonizers, and the Cape to Cairo railway provided the means for further internal connectivity and the relatively easy trade of goods and services to other regions of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Southern Rhodesia was defined by this and therefore accumulated a high degree of settlers. However the state's fortunes were a simple facade that masked the truth of all colonial endeavours. It's immoral. Natives of this land were continually subject to European greed and held in servitude to a small minority of colonial elites. This discontent would contribute greatly to the advancement of Rhodesian independence movements, within the context of the speedy decolonization of Africa during the 1960's. Alongside this, the Congress Alliance seized power in neighbouring South Africa, sweeping away the oppressive Apartheid system in the process. The event shook Southern Rhodesia deeply. It showed the scattered domestic African independence movements that the most draconian colonial systems could quickly be overthrown, and on the 8th of August 1963, the Zimbabwe African National Union (or ZANU) was formed as an anti-Colonial socialist movement. Likewise Rhodesia's white population was terrified at the speed of South Africa's reformation, it showed that despite British financial and political credit, their own systems of self-enrichment were in a state of decay. This marked the beginning of a new trend of identity politics and mobilization within Rhodesia. For the native population, the goal was to regain the destiny of their community and country. For the White's, it was the preservation of their customs, wealth and political monopoly under the false guise of 'protecting the civilized Rhodesia'. |

    | The residue of South African Apartheid would condense in Rhodesian-white politics. The exact date of its creation is unknown, however the 'Free Rhodesia' would see itself be created as a secluded clique of white officers and soldiers within the local defence force. For them and their radical and racist beliefs, the writing was on the wall, colonial Rhodesia would not be protected by Britain, hence the White population must seize their own destiny and continue their code of life in this land. In short, the colonial system would need to undergo plastic surgery in order to be transformed into a 'sovereign nation'. Although it reflected the wider beliefs of sections of colonial society, the existence of 'Free Rhodesia' could not be disclosed publicly for fear of British opposition. The United Kingdom was unwilling to bow down to the settler demands against independence, and had declared its intention to leave Southern Rhodesia by November 1975. Anti-independence civilian groups and even some colonial officials lobbied Britain in April 1967 to extend the date of Rhodesian independence, but to no avail. PM Harold Wilson would remain staunchly against remaining in the colony, rejecting the requests of settlers yet again, and preparing domestic institutions for decolonization. This would begin 'Dark April'. |

    | 'Dark April' was the earliest manifestation of the conflict we say today in Rhodesia, it saw the death of a multiethnic society and the death of any hope for a non-violent independence. Radical elements of the white settler population took to the streets of Salisbury, conducting attacks on colonial offices and native civilians. The chaos lasted for around 2 weeks, in which over 60 native civilians were either maimed or killed in the streets of Salisbury. Exposing that the British administration was not in control of the situation and had stretched its resources. The clashes also saw the first appearance of the current flag of the 'Free State of Rhodesia', lacking a Union Jack, its symbolism was exploited to detach the White-Rhodesian identity from any connection with the UK. Rhodesia would emerge as a stronghold of racist paramilitary cells that would strike at random in the months after 'Dark April', in what would become 'Grey May'. ZANU leader Enos Nkala, would condemn the events, and utilize his own pro-Independence protests as part of that condemnation. 'Free Rhodesia' is believed to have played a key role in these events, absorbing like minded groups and giving tacit support to violent actions. The most notable of these violent actions, was the attempted assassination of another ZANU leader, Edgar Tekere, on May 19th 1967, as part of 'Grey May'. The May 19th 1967 attempt on his life, would prove pivotal in the future conflict. Tekere survived the assassination, as the assassins pistol malfunctioned, yet this event proved the Britain could not be relied upon to guarantee a transfer of power. ZANU made preparations for a future armed struggle, not against the British, but against hostile settler movements. |

    | Increased pressure was placed in favour of a transfer of power to the Rhodesian natives, as the Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal intensified in the early 1970's, further adding momentum to anti-colonial ZANU in nearby Rhodesia. Mozambican independence would be a political disaster for the survival of 'White Rhodesia'. Portugal was the only remaining nation which was even vaguely interested in maintaining Rhodesian minority rule as part of its wider imperial interests in Africa. Mozambique was also the last European colonial possession which bordered Rhodesia, as the white minority colonial government found itself isolated and surrounded by independent native-run states which yearned for ZANU's triumph. White paramilitary volunteers would fight with Portugal in the war in Mozambique, as a means to support continual foreign rule and gain experience for the ever nearing Rhodesian conflict. By January 1975, both ZANU and 'Free Rhodesia' had accepted that this conflict was unavoidable. On January 12th 1975, the 'Salisbury Court Declaration' by Governor General Harold Wistchester, clarified November 12th 1975 as the exact date of Rhodesian Independence from Britain. Understanding this to be an unpopular decision with the settlers, Harold resigned on January 15th 1975 and returned to his home in Glasgow. |

    | These events had a mixed reception. Naturally, the announcement of the specific date sparked further protests , however the resignation of the pro-Independence governor presented the opportunity to fill the position with an anti-Independence leader who would reverse British policies and defy calls for independence. The settlers rallied around Ian Smith, a prominent, charismatic and outspoken critic of independence. However Smith would fail to garner support from Britain, turning into the public face of 'White Rhodesia' and campaigning for the realization of settler ambitions. Instead, a man who had never visited Rhodesia in his life, Alister Rothneck, a civil servant, was tasked with managing the final delicate months of British rule, failing in every metric to do such. Rothneck was reviled as a 'clueless man' and was nicknamed 'clumsy Rothneck' for his incompetence and disinterest in his job. For many settlers, Rothneck was not concerned with his duties as Governor General, but with finding the quickest way for Britain to leave. For this reason, natives view him more impartially. |

    | These events had a mixed reception. Naturally, the announcement of the specific date sparked further protests , however the resignation of the pro-Independence governor presented the opportunity to fill the position with an anti-Independence leader who would reverse British policies and defy calls for independence. The settlers rallied around Ian Smith, a prominent, charismatic and outspoken critic of independence. However Smith would fail to garner support from Britain, turning into the public face of 'White Rhodesia' and campaigning for the realization of settler ambitions. Instead, a man who had never visited Rhodesia in his life, Alister Rothneck, a civil servant, was tasked with managing the final delicate months of British rule, failing in every metric to do such. Rothneck was reviled as a 'clueless man' and was nicknamed 'clumsy Rothneck’ for his incompetence and disinterest in his job. For many settlers, Rothneck was not concerned with his duties as Governor General, but with finding the quickest way for Britain to leave. For this reason, natives view him more impartially. |

    | With the help of his more competent subordinates however, specifically in the sections of the army which had resisted joining the ‘Free Rhodesia’ clique and its cause, sectarian clashes were suppressed. Restoring a fragile peace to Rhodesia which delicately persisted until November 1975. However, throughout this period, Ian Smith continued his agitations and rallies in Salisbury under the close surveillance of the colonial government. On November 1st, 11 days before Independence, ethnic violence resumed in the countryside. ZANU units clashed with White militias in northern Rhodesia and close to Lake Kariba, resulting in a ZANU victory, and the subsequent expulsion of settlers to Salisbury as refugees. This began further agitation on behalf of ‘Free Rhodesia’. With independence so close, they did not even conceal their units, as they marched around Rhodesian cities, acting as ‘vigilantes’ against ‘barbarian attacks’. The British for their part, were deep in the process of withdrawing and therefore came to conclude that Rhodesia was more trouble than it was worth. In short, Britain ignored the crisis. |

    | On November 12th 1975, Abel Muzorewa proclaimed the independence of the ‘Republic of Zimbabwe’, but not in the capital. Salisbury was too dangerous for such an event to take place without endangering the lives of the participants. Muzorewa’s authority and proclamation was immediately rejected by Ian Smith. Smith then declared his own Independence, as the ‘Free State of Rhodesia’ in Salisbury, in what was an ad hoc conference attended by White’s. With two rival governments, conflict was fast approaching, and on the 13th, the ‘Battle of the Rails’ began. The ‘Battle of the Rails’ was a symptom of Rhodesia’s geography. White settlements outside the capital were connected via the Cape to Cairo Railway, therefore for the Free State Government, their state’s survival depended on control of such infrastructure, that was also claimed by Zimbabwe. Intoxicated with racist fury, White militants would commit some of the worst crimes of this conflict, normally against native defenders from the Zimbabwe Republican Army. Although granted some British advisors, the Republican Army was poorly equipped, organized and had inferior experience to the Free State’s own forces. This was mainly due to the Free State having the support of the most experienced units of the former colonial defence forces. By December 3rd the railways were under firm Free State control, allowing Rhodesian forces to expand their scope of operations against Zimbabwe. |

    | Communal violence took on a new form of active land seizures, as the ‘Free State’ went on an armed campaign of eviction beyond their self-declared borders. Thousands were turned into refugees and fled deeper into Zimbabwe. The worst example of this was in Beitbridge, a town close to the South African Border, it was depopulated upon being captured by Rhodesian forces. The city, although declared to be ‘Annexed land’ by the Free State to this day, remains abandoned. The Battle of Shabani on December 20th 1975 would be the most symbolic event of the war for Zimbabwe, it was the greatest military victory of the Republican forces, as their defenders repulsed two attempts to take the city and its surroundings. The battle likely halted any further Free State advances into the region, and is thus seen as a symbol of resistance against neo-Colonization. Nonetheless, by the date of the first UN brokered truce on December 25th 1975, large swathes of land had been seized by the Free State. The war would stagnate upon these lines when the truce ended on January 5th 1976, with little changes in territorial holdings. This was with the exception of Rhodesian forces in Umtali, who made some gains in a vain attempt to connect their forces with HQ in Salisbury. |

    | By February 11th 1976, the violence had subsided, as the Republicans licked their wounds. The Free State had almost doubled in its size, and in the 4th Session of the Rhodesian State Legislature, annexed its spoils. |

    The first portion of this communiqué, has elapsed.

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