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On a Knife's Edge, a Post Weltkrieg 2 Kaiserreich Japan Game

Eliar

Well-known member
Ugh too busy for a full plan just yet but we may have to see about going full hog nuclear with the attending overlarge electric grid, assisted by real green energy megaprojects like hydro dams.

There is no way we can realistically push for tech that is not even there yet but we can push for atompunk :p
 

christopher_sni

Active member
[X] Plan A Time to Clean Up

Crises that needed addressing

The Pacific Proximity Effect

[X] Expand Commercial Airports, Seaports and Infrastructure like power plants, water delivery and treatment systems, roads and railroads. Build Joint Bases in Port Au Prince and Accra for training CPS members and our own military forces. Encourage commercial exports to Latin America and non-Syndicalist Africa.

Build Narita International Airport

[X] We will build the airport only after publicly announcing our plans and paying the farmers the current market rate for the land. The design must include consideration for nearby populations and future expansion.

A troubling study

[X] Fund research into Greenhouse gasses and climate change and how to minimize the impact. Also come up with a program to begin a transition away from coal power plants and imported petroleum to renewable and less polluting forms of energy. Encourage commercial research into improving fuel economy/energy efficiency for all vehicles/appliances and buildings.

Action Points

[X] Occupied with the moon program (will end until the Japanese lands on the moon, may be modified)
[X] Occupied by full electrification of the Japanese train network (ends in 1970)
[X] GIDC Project: The Tibet 'Windmills' network
[X] Southern Islands autonomy law
[X] Rebrand the Imperial Japanese Military
 

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
How developed is offshore oil and natural gas drilling?

Offshore technology is GENERALLY pretty advanced (based on my IRL research), but Japan and the CPS is one of the countries that don't have a well-developed tech base for Offshore drilling. Primarily due to the lack of need. Most of our oil is based in Russia/ Middle East, which only requires surface drilling.
 

Eliar

Well-known member
ugh really want to formulate something or contribute but the wretched heat wont let me...

Willl try tommorow
 

Alias

Moderator
Moderator
[X] Plan A Time to Clean Up
 
1969 Results, Turn 21 New

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
The construction in our Atlantic member states off to a great start (You rolled a 20)

JICA has proven itself to be a proficient agency when it comes to developing infrastructure projects and other developmental projects from scratch. Our Atlantic CPS members have been receiving pennies on the dollar when it comes to our distribution of economic and developmental aid, and there is not a lot of institutional, cultural, and political knowledge for our agencies in this part of the world.

Nonetheless, the base building is off to a great start, as are our investments all across our Atlantic member states.

Mass protests in the region around Narita airport, with leftist groups joining in (You rolled a 3)

Well, at least the protests weren't as large as you might expect, but still, this is a massive problem. The 'market rate' we are offering towards the smallholder farms where Narita should be located amounts to not a lot of money compared to their future potential earnings should they keep their lands and maintain their status as farmers. Leftist student unions have also joined the protest, so far demanding a far more generous compensation package for the farmers than what was given, but it could escalate into something much more substantial should we let it fester.

Of course, considering that we are called the Socialist Masses Party. It behoves us to listen to the demands of these protesters much more closely, an internal crisis within the party is possible should we betray people on 'our side' after all.

Study into Greenhouse Gas Emissions and transition program blocked by Big Oil (You rolled a 4)

As much as we've made progress within this decade, there will always be setbacks that are unavoidable, and this situation definitely fits the bill. The Oil and Gas Industry used their massive resources to fuel the public debate in their favour, and much of the progress in the study of Greenhouse Gas emissions was quickly stonewalled by public opposition, driven by the money from their industry. While some progress in scientific studies and initiatives in increasing fuel economy saw limited success. It was, unfortunately, not to the extent that you would like it to be.

The Tibet windmills network is off to a slow start (You rolled a 9)

Some lighter news for one. Our Tibetan windmills initiative is off towards a slow, but steady, start. There are many misunderstandings and confusion among the local Tibetan populace, who have never even seen a Wind Turbine before, but progress in building Wind Turbines in Tibet is off to a good if a bit slow start. The Tibetan government is at least happy that we are building this project though, an extra source of revenue for the state in the form of electricity exports is always a welcome sight for the very developing country.

Southern Islands Autonomy law greeted warmly by inhabitants in our Southern Territories (You rolled a 16)

The Southern Islands Autonomy Law, the moment it was passed and went into effect, is used to great extent by our more tropical territories, prefectures in say, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu quickly passed laws allowing local languages to be used in conjunction with Japanese, and several standards for traditional practices were established, such as using modern safety standards and equipment for Land Dive rituals in Vanuatu, and also legalizing Integrated Resorts for areas such as the Solomon Islands, enabling a new source of income for the islanders.

There are also discussions about more... ambitious projects done in our Southern Territories, such as making Port Moresby and Rabaul as a Shipbuilding Haven by utilizing tax breaks or even using the new funds to fund new infrastructure projects throughout the Pacific and Indian ocean territories. An interesting time to be a Pacific Islander, that's for sure.

Rebranding of the Imperial Japanese Military heralded as a new era for Japan (You rolled a 17)

In 1969. The IJA, IJN, and IJAF ceases to exist.

In their place, the RAJ, RNJ, and RAFJ were born.

- The RAJ standing for the Royal Army of Japan
- The RNJ standing for the Royal Navy of Japan
- And the RAFJ standing for the Royal Air Force of Japan.

And the change is not merely in naming. The main anthem for all three branches would be a song that would disavow the more Imperialistic and oppressive history of the Japanese military.

1.
Even a small tree has the freedom to grow into the blue sky
Support the storm and protect the tree
With your hand, with my hand
Protect the growing freedom of Japan!

2.
A country of happy and peaceful lights on a green island
Support the storm Don't turn off this light
With your hand, with my hand
Protect the peace of quiet Japan!

3.
Sakura, Fuji, parents, and my beloved country, her eternity
A homeland that supports the storm and does not pollute
With your hand, with my hand
Protect the future of my beloved Japan!
This is a major culture change for the Japanese military. While this kind of change is coming ever since the failure of the '61 coup, the empowered liberal faction of the Japanese Military are making fundamental changes to what the Japanese military is and should be, and this is just one shot among many that will come as the years go by.
 
Aircraft Carriers. the CPS. New

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
Aircraft Carriers. An essential tool in power projection in this day and age, mighty weapons of war that are only operated by a few, highly privileged countries, they allow a nation the ability to launch aircraft and commit Airstrikes on faraway places, places too far away from the range of aircraft in their home country.

So far, there are only 6 countries that have the ability to fully field Aircraft Carriers.
- Japan
- India
- France
- Britain
- Italy
- American Union State

First, let us discuss the CPS member states that possess Aircraft Carriers. Japan and India.

Japan

Japan has, by far, the most amount of carriers out of all the countries mentioned. We have a grand total of 10 Izumi Class Carriers and 5 Kaga class carriers, as well as 2 Shirane Class Amphibious Assault ships. Making a grand total of 17 carriers of all shapes and sizes.

Our Izumi and Kaga class Carriers are the stars of the show, CATOBAR capable, and possessing Nuclear Reactors, these two main carriers are our main power projectors. Our Izumi class carriers can carry a full complement of 40 Aircraft should we fill it in with only fighter jets and support aircraft, but normally carries only 30 aircraft of all shapes and sizes as well as 10 helicopters for ASW and Cargo hauling duties.

But let's discuss all our carrier designs in greater detail.
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The Izumi is not that much bigger in terms of everything compared to the Kaga Class, only a couple of meters longer and roughly 10.000-12.000 tons heavier in terms of displacement. Not a major change to the Japanese Aircraft Carrier philosophy. You would be forgiven if you think the Japanese admiralty is stuck in the old ways when the first Izumi class carriers were launched.

But it’s smaller size hides something substantial underneath. Its better architecture allows it to carry more aircraft, it has a more advanced construction thanks to advances in shipbuilding over the last couple of decades, it has a bigger and more powerful nuclear reactor, and of course, the ship is much easier to maintain. Ultimately, that is what counts for Admiralty when they chose the Izumi class design for their replacement.

The ship carries F-1 Fighters, S-1 AWACS Aircraft, KV-105, KV-107 Utility helicopters. and KV-110 ASW Helicopters, with the Kyushu Itsumade potentially being added to the list of aircraft it carries.

A deadly carrier, the radar arrays present in the Izumi class can detect threats coming from a long distance, and promptly launch aircraft to counter that threat. And so far, few other countries have been able to build a carrier with the number of capabilities as the Izumi. Only France and Britain stand beside it with their Carriers.

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A late 2nd Weltkrieg design, launched in 1944-1948 to replace older carrier designs from the inter and early war period. The Kaga Class carrier has been a mainstay and a workhorse in the Royal Navy of Japan for decades. Originally equipped with a Diesel engine, and later swapped for a nuclear reactor. Kaga Class carriers are sturdy and reliable, but getting old and do not have sufficient capacity to host the aircraft needed to conduct air operations to the satisfaction of the Admiralty.

Still, the ship is capable and can host roughly 30 aircraft in total. In its glory days, Kyushu J7s and Aichi B7A’s would line its decks, but those days are gone. Aircraft is much larger now, sensors are more advanced, and maintenance is much more complex. The Kaga class is doing as much as it can with the space available, but unfortunately, it is not enough.

In terms of radars and sensors. The Kaga Class operates a package of older sensors, radars, and scanners. Still capable of detecting threats from long distances, although lacking the ability to do it in the same way the Izumi class does.

Just like the Izumi. The airwing of the Kaga comprises of F-1s, S-1s, KV-105s, 107’s, and 110s, but in much lesser quantities for sure.

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The Shirane class Amphibious Assault ships can only launch helicopters, but that will soon change with the Kyushu Itsumades. Technically not really an Aircraft Carrier at all, the introduction of the Kyushu Itsumades will eventually change the Shirane class into being light carriers. But for the time being the Shirane class will only host helicopters.

The Shirane class Amphibious Assault Ships also has an ability that no other carrier can provide. Carry a task force of some 2.200 fully equipped Rikusentai soldiers to shore and provide some light support functions via the helicopters it carries.

It can only carry 20 aircraft of various types, currently only utility and attack helicopters, but eventually the Kyushu Itsumade VTOL jet will join its repertoire.

It’s sensor package is similar to that of the Kaga Class, although the ability for the Shirane class to respond appropriately to threats like that is up to question.

We now move on to India.

India

The Kingdom of India operates 4 carriers of 2 different types. The Vikrant class, and the Vishal class. The first two are ex-Kaga class carriers, while the other 2 are the first ever Native-built aircraft carriers India has ever produced. The economic growth India has experienced is not as rapid as the one China or Korea experienced, but an economy growing at 7-8% year by year, with the political latitude that comes with not being a Japanese protectorate in the early Cold War, does allow India to have the capability to produce Aircraft Carriers in sufficient numbers to matter.

Let us take a look at some of these carriers.

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The INS VIkrant and Vikramaditya comprise the two ships in the Vikrant class. Virtually similar to the Kaga-Class in almost every way. The notable difference is in the airwing it carries. Hawker Australia Naval Hunters grace the decks of the aircraft, as is our KV-105 and KV-110 helicopters. Other than the Hunters and the helicopters. The Vikrant class carrier has no notable differences to our Kaga class.

Battlegroups around the Vikrant class carriers are noticeably larger than our own carrier battlegroups. Perhaps the lesser numbers of these ships necessitates the Indian navy to give them a battlegroup more equipped for the task at hand, rather than relying more on the carrier’s abilities such as in our own battlegroups.

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The first ever indigenously made carrier other than Japan by a CPS member. The Vishal class carrier currently only has two ships in its class, the Vishal, and the Viraat. While certainly capable, and will be bringing a complement of Kyushu Itsumades and Super Hunters from Australia. The decision by the Indian admiralty to utilise a ski jump instead of catapults does indicate that India does not have the capability to construct indigenous catapult systems of its own.

Nonetheless, this is a very capable ship, with a newer sensor suite that can detect targets from a much longer range, and more advanced aircraft arresting and recovery gear should such a situation be required. A very capable ship that will be much welcomed in a hypothetical war against the Syndicalist Internationale.

In the next post, we will discuss the Aircraft Carriers for the Syndicalist Internationale, and what their capabilities are.
 
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Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
Which CPS members could maintain and supply older Kaga or Vishal Class Carriers? Will we cover surface and submarine fleets also?

China, the Philippines, Siam, Australia, and East Russia all can theoretically maintain and operate Kaga or Vishal class carriers. But due to various political circumstances, decided not to.

China for political reasons, Siam and the Philippines because they have no need to do it, Australia because of budgetary concerns, while Russia endured a similar fate to West Germany, in that no CPS member trusts the East Russians to build and operate carriers due to their National Populist history. Savinkov has left a huge mark in Russian and global history ever since his defeat by the joint CPS-Internationale war against him.

I will not be doing Surface and Submarine fleets, working on carriers alone is already pretty taxing for me.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
A while ago I proposed a small carrier, about the size of a conventional container ship, that could carry several helicopters or VTOL jets. These pocket carriers were meant to be easily built in commercial yards and used for disaster relief, maritime patrol and as fire support for SNLF forces. What became of that idea?

Also, have we developed ship killing missiles that can be air, sea or land launched?
 

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
A while ago I proposed a small carrier, about the size of a conventional container ship, that could carry several helicopters or VTOL jets. These pocket carriers were meant to be easily built in commercial yards and used for disaster relief, maritime patrol and as fire support for SNLF forces. What became of that idea?

Also, have we developed ship killing missiles that can be air, sea or land launched?

That proposed design became the Shirane class Amphibious Assault Ship. The smallest carrier of the Japanese Navy. We only have two of them because our shipyards are busy replacing the Kagas with Izumi's right now, and the Navy doesn't have the budget yet to make Shirane classes en masse. Obviously, we can assign more shipyards to build more ships, due to our status as the No.1 Shipbuilding nation in the world, but these shipyards also have commercial orders to fulfil, and constructing more 'Pocket Carriers' will take time.

And of course, we have developed a Japanese Anti Ship Missile. The ASM-1 Missile. Subsonic, but capable of being launched from all platforms. Either from our static emplacements, ships in specialized launchers, or planes above. Japanese naval doctrine states that any ship carrying these ASM-1s must carry at least 16 of these bad boys, the Japanese are less reliant on their carriers than the Americans in OTL, and it shows that a combination strike of Aircraft and Ships launching their AShM's is the best strategy to fight an enemy fleet in any engagement.
 

Rufus Shinra

Well-known member
Kinda wonder who will be the first to come up with the VLS (OTL the Soviets) and then the universal VLS (US), since these change a lot the way ships are designed and equipped. Though it came in the Seventies OTL, so there might be time left, plus the situation on the naval side is very different compared to the Cold War where the US expected to face a combined Macross Missile Massacre with submarines hordes while crossing the Atlantic while here, noone is really in a position to dispute the other side's seas and don't really need it either, as it doesn't look like a high seas route will be critical for a potential World War III.

Thinking out loud now, but I wonder what effects this will have on naval design. The US doesn't have a global claim to manage now, and Japan, for some ironic take, is a lot more of a continental power now than the US would be, since the archipelago is close to a friendly Asia/Russia and naval power is geographically more defensive for it as the job is to prevent the enemy from messing with the CPS without being indispensable for any force projection. Useful, but not as indispensable as the USN for REFORGER, say. The lack of supercarriers could be durable, since there's a lot of coastal areas to manage, and any fleet battle is likely to be in range of land-based aviation, because otherwise... à quoi bon ?

When it comes to submarines, the same questions get asked. The US focused on large deep-sea hunter-killers because they would be projecting power and need to control the oceans to use as forward bases, but this is much less the case here, since no large block is really divided except maybe the Syndicalists with Canada, but even then, it's discutable. So... nuclear submarines, yes, but maybe smaller, Soviet-style, until the Air Independent Propulsion technologies become good enough that SSK like the modern South Korean ones enter service. Small, very silent, decent autonomy, tactical balistic missiles plus torpedoes, these would be logical for mostly coastal battlefields. For SSBN, the reasoning holds far as CPS is concerned, they can keep these in very-defended bastions. The US could do the same, considering it needs to target London, Paris and Tokyo mostly. Syndicalists... well, Syndies are in a messy situation. As indicated before, they have Canada they need to protect, which will require sea lanes of communication. Also, Tokyo is bloody far, too far for most Cold War SLBM launched from safe waters, so I guess they'll be the ones to push for large submarines, US style, but with a Soviet style focus on subs compared to the surface navy because their land-based air power will kick ass while going too far will expose them mercilessly to CPS' and US' own.

They might go for an Aegis solution, or go full-in and actually build nuclear cargo submarines. Think Typhoon produced en masse to make them more affordable, and with a large cargo variant, less survivable than the military version but capable of transporting maybe 20-30 thousand tonnes. This would also allow them to carry high-value goods under the Pole for regular trade with Japan, for instance. Forget about the submarine aircraft carrier, though, it's silly and belongs to Ace Combat.

- Duck from the High Quackstle​
 

Jakarta

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Well, to give you a strategic overview. There will be the naval battle to end all naval battles across the Mediterranean sea should a World War 3 scenario occur, as is the largest land battle ever conducted on planet earth on the East/West Russian border. We already have prepositioned troops across the Volga river for the land part, and we have a naval base in Beirut as well as a base in Crete as well.

There might be a potential need for a supercarrier on Japan and the CPS side. Since Japan has to worry not only about Canada but South America (if you look at the Americas map, the majority of South American states are Syndietern members) gunning for our territories in the Southern Pacific region, as well as the northern pacific (Kuril isles, Kamchatka peninsula, etc). The northern pacific in particular can be used as a stepping stone for a potential invasion of the home islands assuming no nukes, and that is a possibility Japan couldn't accept. And our South Pacific territories are too small to reliably sustain a potential siege for a long period of time, hence the need for a naval task force to resupply these isles and attack the enemy force in large naval engagements to break any potential siege on our tropical territories.

The Mediterranean sea is also a major concern of ours because a naval invasion of Egypt/ Syria can make an already massive front even wider, stretching our resources even further, hence our naval presence there is also needed. The admiralty is considering putting our diesel-electric subs as well as probably developing missile boats to be forward stationed in Crete and Beirut just for such an occasion. SAG support would also be needed, as well as the potential occasional carrier battlegroup should the need arises.

I will not say who will develop the VLS first, but there are intense talks in Tokyo, Paris and London about developing such a system.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
I think most of our subs will be hunter killers that can base themselves across the CPS. A few boomers that can patrol the Pacific between Hawaii and the Home Islands. I think every major island chain/CPS eventually should have Shirane's and facilities for ASM-1s to make any invasion or raiding forces constantly duck and dodge swarms of missiles.
 

Rufus Shinra

Well-known member
Well, to give you a strategic overview. There will be the naval battle to end all naval battles across the Mediterranean sea should a World War 3 scenario occur, as is the largest land battle ever conducted on planet earth on the East/West Russian border. We already have prepositioned troops across the Volga river for the land part, and we have a naval base in Beirut as well as a base in Crete as well.
The problem with a naval battle in the Med is that everything and everyone will be in range of the coasts, and each side knows it, so any ship going in the big lake is committing suicide considering there'll be coastal missile batteries firing fleet-level firepower for a minuscule cost and unsinkable aircraft carriers will be legion around the Med. NATO can afford to make use of naval power there because it owns the place, but if it didn't, it would be Moskva all day every day. Submarines might survive depending on how the air battle goes, but it'll be tough already. Surface ships? That'll go badly for them.
There might be a potential need for a supercarrier on Japan and the CPS side. Since Japan has to worry not only about Canada but South America (if you look at the Americas map, the majority of South American states are Syndietern members) gunning for our territories in the Southern Pacific region, as well as the northern pacific (Kuril isles, Kamchatka peninsula, etc). The northern pacific in particular can be used as a stepping stone for a potential invasion of the home islands assuming no nukes, and that is a possibility Japan couldn't accept. And our South Pacific territories are too small to reliably sustain a potential siege for a long period of time, hence the need for a naval task force to resupply these isles and attack the enemy force in large naval engagements to break any potential siege on our tropical territories.
Forgot about South America. In this case, yes, carriers and supercarriers for CPS, no question about it.
The Mediterranean sea is also a major concern of ours because a naval invasion of Egypt/ Syria can make an already massive front even wider, stretching our resources even further, hence our naval presence there is also needed. The admiralty is considering putting our diesel-electric subs as well as probably developing missile boats to be forward stationed in Crete and Beirut just for such an occasion. SAG support would also be needed, as well as the potential occasional carrier battlegroup should the need arises.
Missile boats can be nice, but spamming missile trucks can be just as good. Thing is, though, an amphibious landing cannot happen without complete air superiority, so proper land-based air assets tend to be a powerful deterrent already.
 

christopher_sni

Active member
We need to decide which assets need to be maintained and built by Japan and then what assets can be built and maintained by the members of the CPS. Something similar to the OTL US Army/National Guard divide.
 
Aircraft Carriers, the Syndietern New

Jakarta

Cutest Mod
Moderator
With the CPS Member states finished. Let us now move on to the Syndicalist Internationale’s Navies. Starting with France.

France

France possesses the 2nd largest economy in the entire world, and easily the largest economy in the European continent, but France is not Britain, their focus would be on a multitude of things across the European continent should a major war occur. As the senior partner in the Franco-British special relationship within the Syndietern. France might have a larger overall military, but in terms of carriers, they are definitely not Britain.

And with that in mind. France has 8 Carriers in active service.

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Comparable in size and capabilities to our Izumi class. France’s Karl Marx class of carriers are highly capable ships capable of carrying some 40 aircraft of various types on it’s deck. There are 7 of these ships in French service. Built in the mid to late 1950s to replace the aging Socialisme class of carriers. The Karl Marx class of warships has been subsequently upgraded multiple times during it’s service.

It has one of the most advanced sensor suites ever to be fitted into a warship. Rivalling that of the Izumi class for sure, and the unique layout of it’s catapults means that planes can be launched while also allowing simultaneous recovery operations from its angled deck. One definite advantage this carrier has compared to our Izumis.

The Aircraft operates Sud Aviation Mirage III’s for air superiority purposes, the Sud Aviation Rouge-Etendard for ground and naval attack purposes, Nord Aviation Super Frelon for Cargo, Troop Transport and AWACS purposes, and Westland Lynx helicopters for ASW duties and VIP Transport.

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While both ships do look similar. The Fédération class has one unique trait that separates it from the Karl Marx class. The lift that is located on the center of the ship. While it is unique, the placement of the lift does make operations on this carrier much more difficult, traversing aircraft will have a hard time travelling from point a to b because there is a hole in their way, and a smooth operation of simultaneous launching and recovery operations is much more difficult due to the lift obstructing operations.

There is only 1 Fédération class carrier left in French service. Since the Marine Nationale du Peuple are replacing these aging Aircraft Carriers with the newer Karl Marx class. The French navy is expected to have a fleet full of Karl Marxes by 1970.

With France covered, we can now move onto the Union of Britain

The Union of Britain

The Union of Britain possesses a total of 10 Aircraft Carriers. By far the largest number of Aircraft Carriers for a Western Power. We discern that the Republican Navy’s job is to ensure the sealanes between Europe to Western Africa and the Americas is maintained and kept open should any open war breaks out. Whether it is by the Americans or by the CPS. And it shows in the ships designed by the Syndicalist island nation.

Large, highly capable, and having very long range. British carriers are formidable should any power dare challenge them on the high seas.

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The largest aircraft carriers in the Socialist world. Slightly larger than the Izumi although having less capable radars and electronics. The Unity class carriers are the pride and joy of the Republican navy. Possessing the ability to carry a total of 40 aircraft of various types.

Built in 1965, and still entering production today. The Republican Navy expects to have 9 total of these carriers, although they only have 5 so far. They will replace the earlier Isle class Carriers built right after the 2nd Weltkrieg.

The Unity carries the 10 of the jointly developed Kestrel Strike VTOL aircraft, 20 of the jointly developed Viggen fighter jet aircraft, 5 Super Frelon helicopters for AWACS, and Cargo, and another 5 Westland Lynx helicopters for ASW missions.

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Named after the Islands of the British Isles. Isle class carriers were built in 1940 to counter the German Hochseeflotte and their mighty battleships. The logic by the Admiralty was that, if the Republican Navy could not match them in sheer cannon power, they will match the German Navy in Naval airpower instead. Safe to say that bet worked and Isle class Carrier proved to be tough adversaries for the German Hochseeflotte during the height of the 2nd Weltkrieg. Engaging numerous German battleships and Cruisers in the North Sea, and helping provide air cover for the British naval landing at Wilhelmshaven.

Old, but venerable. There are currently 4 Isle class carriers in British service. Carrying up to 40 aircraft in a similar configuration to the Unity class carriers.

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The only ‘Aircraft Carriers’ that suffered heavy losses during the North American war. The Republican Navy used to possess 4 of these ships, and throughout the course of the conflict, the constant bombardment by US Naval Aviators resulted in the loss of all but one of these Revolution class Amphibious Assault ships.

Capable of carrying 20 aircraft of various types, but mostly just some helicopters and Kestrel VTOL jets. The Revolution class will be rebuilt into its former numbers, the admiralty assured it’s citizens, after the signing of the peace treaty that ended the North American war.

Italy

The Risorgimento was an incredibly turbulent time for Italy. Multiple wars along multiple fronts that destroyed the Italian countryside and its majestic cities, but, just as with all things, it came to an end. And the reunification of Italy under a Syndicalist flag meant a time for rebuilding and increased prosperity. The miracle by the Po is now a common phrase to depict the incredible economic growth Italy went to under their new Socialist government. Policies that redistribute wealth and ensure worker control over the means of production meant that there is more… everything for the average Italian.

And that translates into their military budget as well. While Italy is a newcomer into the Aircraft Carrier game, only building their first Aircraft carrier in 1960. The country has a rich naval history and the technical knowhow to build more. Definitely a nation to watch against.

They have constructed 5 total carriers, although not up to the standards of the French or British. Italian carriers are still capable of packing a punch, despite it's small size.

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Named after the various rivers that dot the Italian peninsula. Po class Light Aircraft Carriers definitely suit the needs for the Italian navy. Carrying a maximum of 18 Kestrel VTOL Aircraft, and 7 S.330 Puma helicopters for AWACS, ASW, and Cargo duties.

It’s a light carrier, but it doesn’t mean it is to be underestimated. Italy has constructed 5 of these carriers, and they are a menace on the Mediterranean sea.
 
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And now, with all members of the Syndicalist Internationale finished. We shall move on to the Americas. Where there is only one power of note that possesses Aircraft Carriers.

The American Union State

The Americans posseses 5 Carriers in total, all of them dedicated Aircraft Carriers and no Amphibious Assault Ships. The American experience during the North American war proved that AIrcraft Carriers does have a place in a country whose borders no longer extend throughout the globe, and that is a lesson the Americans took to heart.

American carriers has a heavy focus on convoy raiding and engagements not far away from home, the constraints of the American Union State dictates that such a design is necessary.

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The Union State possesses 5 of these America class carriers. Named the USS America, Liberty, Union, Freedom, and Independence. These carriers are comparably light compared to the French, British and even Japanese carriers. Displacing only 19.000 tons and having a length of only 192 meters, but possessing catapults to launch aircraft rapidly. These carriers are known to punch much higher than their weight suggests.

The airwing of these carriers consisted of 8 SH-2 Seaprite helicopters, 10 Vought F-8 Crusaders, and 6 A-4 Skyhawks. Small but effective, the airwing of the America class carriers have extensive combat experience based off of recent conflicts.
 
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1 January: Korea will, by some estimates, become a developed country by the mid 1970s. The country’s rapid economic growth in the last decades has resulted in a dramatic shift in Korea’s economic fate.

5 January: Amsterdam begins a series of road widenings, in line with the socialist vision of a car-centric city design.

7 January: France begins formally developing a new missile system, that can launch missiles veritcally and revolutionize naval warfare. It remains to be seen if she will succeed or not.

17 January: The Atlantic Development Law was passed by both the House of Commons and House of Peers in Japan. Enabling increased funds to be set aside for economic development for the CPS’ Atlantic members.

20 January: South Africa and Botswana formalizes the Mutual Defense Treaty. A bilateral treaty formally requiring both nations to come to each others’ aid should they be attacked by any nation. There is a massive debate raging in both South Africa and Botswana about a possible membership bid into the CPS.

3 February: The Southern Islands Autonomy Law was passed by the House of Peers and quickly signed by the Emperor.

9 February: The Mitsubishi Skyjet 400 Takes off for the first time from Mitsubishi’s aircraft assembly facility in Kaohsiung, Taihoku.

24 February: JASA’s Red Explorer program launches two space probes. Red Explorer 1 and 2, into Mars. Their mission is to record the Atmosphere and take pictures of the Red Planet for the Japanese Space Agency.

2 March: The first flight test of the Concorde was conducted in Toulouse.

4 March: The Dorrs’ band member Jim Morrison has been issued an arrest warrant for indecent exposure during one of the bands’ concerts.

16 March: Viasa Flight 742 crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Killing everyone onboard.

18 March: An annular solar eclipse was visible in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

31 March: The Barroteran Coal-Mine disaster kills 153 coal miners in Mexico

1 April: The Kyushu Itsumade formally enters service into the Royal Japanese Air Force, with a Naval variant quickly being made for the Navy and Rikusentai.

9 April: The Harvard University Administration building would be taken over by 300 students of the Students for a Democratic Society, before the takeover ends, some 45 will be injured and 184 students arrested.

11 April: In Queensland. Brisbane begins construction of a Subway system to complement it’s existing Tramways network.

20 April: The first proposal for an exercise where Japanese troops would be moved around Japan and East Russia was first conceived. The exercise would portain that Japanese military equipment would be left on station in their bases in East Russia, while Japanese troops would be trained in rapid deployment so that the transfer of troops from Japan to East Russia would be as smooth as possible.

1 May: Semiconductor company AMD is founded.

10 May: The Zip to Zap riot in North Dakota, a bunch of students partied and quickly depleted the Alcohol stores in the small town of Zap, North Dakota. Some students turned riotous and the National Guard was called in to put down the rioters.

15 May: A Japanese teenager by the name of S. Dies in Kumamoto, Japan due to a baffling medical condition. Later, a 1984 medical review identified it as the first ever case of HIV/AIDS in Japan.

21 May: Rosariazo. The death of a 15 year old student by police sparked widepsread civil unrest in the city of Rosario, Free Argentine Commune.

26 May: John Lennon composes the song Give Peace a Chance during his time watching news of world events on British television.

3 June: An accident between the Japanese destroyer Akizuki and Australian destroyer Melbourne leaves some 50 Seamen dead.

7 June: British rock band Blind Faith played in Hyde Park to a crowd of 100,000 people.

17 June: The compromise of 1969. Both South African and Botswanan politicians agreed that there should be 3 referendums held in 1970, 1972, and 1974, and should 2 out of the 3 referendums be in favour of CPS membership, they would apply to become a member of the CPS. The Mutual Defense treaty would still stand regardless of each country’s status within the CPS.

24 June; Vivian Strong, an African American woman, was shot and killed by a policeman in Omaha, Nebraska. The event led to 3 days of rioting by the Nebraska black population, and Federal Government intervention into Nebraskan policing.

28 June: The Simultaneous Riots in the Stonewall in America, and Bar 75 in Japan, led to the rise of the Gay rights movement in both America and Japan.

3 July: Brian Jones, musician for the Rolling Stones, drowns in his home in Sussex, England.

14 July: The US 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 dollar bills are withdrawn from circulation.

19 July: Gloria Diaz of the Philippines, wins the Miss World contest in Tokyo, Japan.

24 July: Farmers in Narita, Japan, protested against a planned government project to build an airport in their land, this is quickly joined by leftist Japanese student groups.

15-18 August: The Yilan music festival in Yilan, Taihoku, Japan. It features some top Japanese musicians that will define the Japanese music industry for decades to come.

25 August. Nissan motors releases the Sunny Cab, quick and reliable, the vehicle becomes a fast seller in the Japanese rural market.

9 September: Matsutaro Shoriki, founder of the Yomiuri Shimbun, a famous Japanese newspaper, has died.

18 September: In conjunction with the Sunny Cab. Nissan Motors quickly released the Fairlady Z into the Japanese market.

21 September: Various Japanese left wing protesters clashed with Japanese police in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The planned construction of Narita airport quickly spilled into the Japanese public consciousness and there is increased public scrutiny on infrastructure projects.

29 September: The 1969 Tulbagh earthquake struck Cape Town and the surrounding regions. 12 people died.

5 October: Monty Python’s Flying Circus was first aired on British television
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1 October: With Japanese technical help, the Beijing subway begins it’s operation.

11 October: The Zodiac killer kills it’s first victim in Presidio Heights, San Francisco.

17 October: The Charge-coupled Device, made by Scientists in the Kyushu Institute of Technology, was invented.

31 October: Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

5 November: The Imperial Japanese Military renames itslef into the Royal Japanese Army, Navy, and Airforce.

9 November: Amerindian activists, led by Richard Oakes, seizes Alcatraz island from US Government control, and offers to buy the property for $24 from the US Government.

10 November: Sesame Street airs for the first time on NET.

19 November: The Benny Hill Show airs on a competing channel after their initial run was terminated by the current channel.

5 December: The Rolling Stones releases Let It Bleed.

7 December: Frosty the Snowman airs on CBS.

12 December: National Populist terrorists bomb the National Agricultural Office near the Piazza Fontana, with similar attacks occurring in Rome and Naples.

28 December: San Juan begins construction of it’s first skyscraper, the Caribbean Seaview building. Construction would end in 1970.
 
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A brand new decade has dawned upon Japan, and throughout the world too. This decade will bring forth new challenges, new opportunities, and new threats that this country will face. There is a general consensus within the government that things are going well for now, but no one can predict the future, so we must remain vigilant and disperse threats the moment they show up.

May Japan prosper for 1000 years more!!

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Crises that needed addressing


UN Resolution on the eradication of smallpox

This is a resolution that was proposed by none other than the Ukrainian delegation. While talks about the eradication of smallpox have been ongoing for a while now, with many heated discussions about the possibility of such an endeavour within the halls of the GHO (Global Health Organisation). The measure came forward with unanimous support from the socialist world. The various nations in the West realizing that such a measure, while expensive, will most definitely improve the quality of everyone involved.

And it now comes to us and the other members of the CPS. Must we follow the path of the Ukrainian delegate in voting for the COMPLETE ERADICATION of smallpox by the year 1975? While certainly ambitious, the plans outlined by the Ukrainian delegation would definitely fall within our capabilities to execute it, the public health benefits is without debate, while the economic impact will most certainly be positive.

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The Continued crisis around Narita

It appears that the Narita airport plans didn't turn out so great judging by the local reaction. And we have to address the various grudges the people there have against us. The leftist groups are also complicating things rather significantly for all of us as well, so we need to deal with their aspirations one way or another.

Let us turn to the grievances of the farmers first. They are demanding that we pay them more than the rate we are offering, they are demanding that we offer them compensation for the land being taken, but also money to relocate and buy land in another piece of land somewhere else. This is also one demand that they are adamant on.

The leftist student unions are also demanding a 'Narita Law'. Where such events MUST be made with local consideration in mind, and also demanding that the precedent we set in the Narita airport construction, should it go their way, go to law.

How shall we respond to their demands?

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I will write the suggestion box later on. Stay tuned for that.

Also. I am implementing a rule, everyone that wants to write proposals must write at least 3 lines or 3 paragraphs. I would like to get into the details of what specific changes you want to make, and less time around myself thinking about what they aspire to do instead. A lot of the proposals recently have been really scant on details and very brusque in general, and I think this game would be better if we put more thought into our actions.
 
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