-The future is now! All technologies developed beyond this point will be purely hypothetical IRL. We are now assuming that every player nation presently has pre-1990 technology unless said tech is listed. Redundant technologies are removed.
-The ant swarms continue to devastate the regions they are in, with some areas being depopulated entirely of all life, human and otherwise. Primitive language has developed among the largest of the ants, which have shown that they can grow to about half of the height of an adult human before their internal organs collapse from structural inadequacies at that size.
-Planet Australia is on the big map now, along with territorial claims. I put it on the map as a way of convenience; Australia is NOT part of the Earth map. I may make a separate file for the Oz map later, but for now it is all in one image.
The United Socialist States of Victoria
Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Tech: Nuclear Energy, Digital Computer, Internet
Kevlar, Assault Rifle, Machinegun, Armored Car, Howitzer
Nuclear Submarine, Destroyer, Aircraft Carrier
Jetplane, Tac. Bomber, ICBM, Thermonuclear Bomb, Missile Defense
Shuttle, Orbital Weapons Platform, SD Satellites
-Fasier sends technology making internet connections to Victoria possible.
-Strategic defense initiatives are made, including the launching of geostatic satellites for tracking missile launches, as well as an anti-rocket defensive system for shooting down ICBMs.
-A weapons platform is put into orbit and artillery emplacements are installed. Shuttles are created to more easily supply the station with munitions and other supplies.
-Seccian orbital bombardment shatters the nation’s infrastructure and decimates its military command structure with pinpointed strikes at key individuals and locations essential to the function of the state and military. Victoria is calling for a ceasefire with all nations, and threatens to use nuclear force against any further incursions against its claims.
The Kingdom of Fasier
Tech: Digital Computer, Nuclear Energy, Robotics, Internet, Artificial Environments
Assault Rifle, Machinegun, Tank, Cavalry, Cannon
Nuclear Submarine, Destroyer, Battleship, Aircraft Carrier
Stealth, Jetplane, Tac. Bomber, Strat. Bomber, ICBM, Atom Bomb
-The assault rifle and nuclear submarine schematics are sent from Victoria.
-Tanks are developed, and the killdozer plans are scrapped in favor of something less ambiguous that actually exists.
-Stealth technologies are developed for aircraft.
-Watokka City is evacuated and as many people are removed from the area as possible before a bomb is dropped on the city. The atomic blast eradicates the ant hive there, stalling the swarm’s progress in Watokka.
-Deisea is reclaimed with Victorian help, and an invasion is launched into New Navarra. This disrupts supply lines to Aggara, and rebel forces successfully oust Vascon troops from the region.
-An internet network is established between Deisea and Victoria.
-The Iberian peninsula is mostly lost to the ant invasion. The Tangiers ferry and the Iberian coast guard are working around the clock to help the droves of refugees flee to
The United States of the Syserror Republic
Blue Screen (of death)
Tech: Nuclear Energy, Digital Computer
Rifle, Machinegun, Armored Car, Modern Tank, Howitzer
Jetplane, Tac. Bomber, ICBM, Missile Defense
Rockets, SD Satellites
-Volunteers who have survived the Finnish Flu are gathered and their antibodies collected. This, combined with the ongoing study into the disease and how to fight it, has finally resulted in a cure for those already infected.
-More funding for hospitals as well as medical funding results in more college graduates and a greater national reputation for intellect.
-Jetplanes are developed. Further advances are made into rocket science as well.
-Pacific oil exploration has turned up with zero suitable locations for drilling close to controlled coastlines.
-State media sources are calling the Persian insurgents terrorists. Military forces are sent in to police the region, although the countryside remains largely in rebel control. Angmar’s decision to give their Persians local autonomy has further enthused the Syserrene Persians into joining nationalist rebel groups.
-Strategic missile defense systems are developed, allowing Syserror to shoot down incoming ICBMs.
-The Imperial Faction of China is requesting that their authority be reinstated over China as a whole.
The Most Serene Republic of Seccia
Slappy the Fish
Tech: Robotics, Artificial Gravity, Lasers
Rifle, RPG, Machine Gun, Armored Car, Mecha, Cavalry, Howitzer
Frigate, Torpedo Boat, Destroyer, Battleship, Aircraft Carrier
Stealth, Jetplane, Tac. Bomber, ICBM, Atom Bomb
Rockets, Sattelites, Orbital Weapons Platform, Ion Propulsion, Ion Cannon
-Atomic weapons are received from an undisclosed source.
-All involvement in Britain is ended. The military pulls out of England, and refugees flee in droves. Almost immediately, the Scottish government begins requesting assistance in fighting back the advancing ant horde. Most of England has been overrun and depopulated.
-An outpost is established on Planet Oz. It remains functional and unassailed by local wildlife. The cosmonaut settlers have been supplies with weapons and ample munitions to defend themselves.
-The ion engine is invented, manipulating the Earth’s ionosphere to charge massive blasts of energy for launches destined for earth’s orbit and beyond.
-Ion technology is further pursued to create the ion cannon, which directs its ion stream towards the surface for small yet devastating directed energy attacks.
-Mechs are developed, and production of weaponized mecha platforms begins. Tripod walkers are making their way into the military.
-The ant swarms of Javertus, having been largely ignored, have now overrun the region and grown out of control. Civilian evacuations are already underway.
-Air strikes and orbital drops are made all across Victoria. The new ion cannon is used extensively to barrage the capital as well as other populated regions surrounding it, devastating the nation’s military infrastructure. Victoria has responded by requesting a ceasefire, threatening to use more nuclear weapons if the war is not ended immediately.
-An invasion of Aldmeris is successfully made. Very little organized resistance is met, and the Aldmerin military is nearly completely destroyed in a single battle.
-The navy is reorganized and deployed primarily around the Ashenlands to defend the new capital from seaborne assaults.
The Noble Republic of Angmar
Cale the Witch King of Cats
Tech: Green Energy, Digital Computer, Cold Fusion, 3D Printing, Internet
Kevlar, Assault Rifle, Machinegun, Armored Car, Cavalry, Howitzer
U-Boat, Dreadnaught, Aircraft Carrier
Jetplane, Tac. Bomber, Strat. Bomber, ICBM, Atom Bomb
-Cold fusion is successfully harnessed as a viable power source, revolutionizing electric power production, which is now cheaper than ever.
-3D printing is developed, enabling stores to carry hypothetical infinite inventories in a very space. The creation of an internet network also enables users to order products instantaneously to their own homes.
-Sattelites are put into orbit.
-Local autonomy is granted to Persia, although the nation remains a subsidiary of Angmar. Rebellious organizations in Iraq quickly diminish after their suppliers in Persia are quelled.
-The nations top myrmecologists are gathered to put together a plan for dealing with a potential ant invasion.
-Thanks to leniency regarding the Persian rebels, many other regions see organizations demanding autonomy appear, especially India.
-Invasion forces move to occupy Denmark and Sweden, and a massive air strike destroys Forseti’s European missile silos and burns Copenhagen to the ground.
-Another attack is made against Seccia, into India, Indonesia and Africa. Forces moving into the Congo are being primarily damaged via attrition; more men are lost to disease, rough terrain, and starvation than actual combat.