So, how has the week passed in the New World? Who has made progress? Who has been dealt the scent of defeat? Find out in this week's edition of Around the World!
Welcome to the triumphant return of Around the World! How long has it been?
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Let’s go shall we?
The Chilean Crisis
The War for South South America
Belligerents: Argentina, Bolivia vs. Chile, Paraguay
Results: Party in South South America! Ay carumba what a headache eh? Argentina managed to reclaim all of its lost territory and even make a little bit of progress into Chile, taking advantage of Canada’s TWO drain to conquer regions post haste. However, the downside of this situation is that now that Canada is no longer draining as much damage, the support is back online for Chile. And that means loss after loss for Argentina, as their mighty revival doesn’t seem to have a happy ending. At this point, Argentina will have to fight just to stay on the map.
Winner (this week): Chile, Paraguay
Winner (campaign): Chile, Paraguay (devastating)
The Australian Conundrum
Belligerents: Australia vs. Chile, Indonesia
Results: My Aussie friends aren’t really happy, and for good reason. After all the hard work to improve their relations with Chile and eventually find their way into CoT (they had already managed to attain trial status), it all went down the drain, as Aussies and Chileans failed to prevent Aussie regions from revolting back to Australian control. Chile cried traitor, and attacked the Aussies as Australia cried fowl, while the Indos snuck into the ordeal for
Winner (this week): Chile, Indonesia (devastating)
Winner (campaign): Chile, Indonesia (devastating)
The Balkan Suppression
The Greek Rebirth
Belligerents: Greece vs. Macedonia
Results: Greece is back, baby! Greece charged up from the coast into mainland Greek territory, coming by storm to take their whole nation back, and started marching up into FYROMian land. But Macedonia was not so easily beat. The Macedonian army lost Povardarie, but lost nothing afterward, reconnecting their lands by conquering the region of Macedonia, recapturing Povardarie, then moving southwards and absolutely wrecking Greek troops in every region, almost pushing Greece off the shores and back to merely Crete. Greece, however, has put up quality fights in many of the battles. Don’t count the phoenix out just yet.
Winner (this week): Macedonia (devastating)
Winner (campaign): Macedonia
The Turkish Tango
Belligerents: Turkey vs. Bulgaria
Results: Isn’t fighting a long time enemy fun? Bulgaria and Turkey drew their weapons at one another once more, as if they had nothing better to do. Turkey was able to take the first few battles rather handily, capturing Sofia and Plovdiv rather handedly, and gaining advantage. However, Bulgaria struck back, as the Turks failed to capture more land, and Bulgaria made its way not to recapture their own regions, but rather make their way into Turkey itself. Turkey has put a lot of support into its RWs, and it’s paid off, as it has considerably slowed the Bulgarian invasion. But at the end of the day, it’s Bulgaria on top.
Winner (this week): Bulgaria
Winner (campaign): Bulgaria
The Battle for Scandinavia
Polish Party in Stockholm
Belligerents: Sweden vs. Poland, Latvia
Results: Poor Sweden. They’ve wiped Latvia before, and in the current war they had their rivals in the Baltics down to a lone region. However, Latvia mustered up the strength to kick the Swedes out of all of Latvian territory, and even managed to invade chunks of Sweden themselves. However, everything changed when the
Winner (campaign): Poland, Latvia (devastating)
The Finnish Retreat North
Belligerents: Finland vs. Poland, Estonia
Results: Finland can beat Estonia 1v1 on most days, sure. But with Poland suddenly taking a great interest in the war, the chances for the Asgard nation are much slimmer, to say the least. The Finnish were already falling back even before direct intervention by the Poles started. Estonia was down to its final region, but managed to hold on, and fight back, freeing all of their mainland and even making its way into Southern Finland. Now, with Sweden wiped and Poland refitting their tanks for the Finnish terrain, Sweden will have to find some way to give support quick, or else their brothers to the east will soon fall as well.
Winner (this week): Poland, Estonia (devastating)
Winner (campaign): Poland, Estonia (minor)
The Spanish Influence
Belligerents: Canada vs. Spain
Results: Don’t you just love Canada’s audacity? In the earlier battles with Canada holding its own against UK despite 4 or 5 of TWO’s nations setting the Canadian battle as DO, there’s not a doubt that Canada is a force to be reckoned with despite its meager size. However, even Canada will have trouble fighting 1v1 against a nation far larger than it. Canada simply couldn’t fight toe to toe against the Spaniards, as Spain won battle after battle, managing their RWs exceptionally well. Canada’s lone trick card, which would be to liberate Portugal and create a 2v1, has not been successful, despite many close calls. Canada’s guts are to be admired, but they’ll need a lot of firepower to avoid a wipe at the hands of the Spaniards.
Winner (this week): Spain (devastating)
Winner (campaign): Spain (devastating)
Operation Gangnam Style (Attempt #2)
Belligerents: Republic of China (Taiwan) vs. USA
Results: We all remember what happened in attempt #1. Big bad USA marched across to the island of Taiwan, seized possession, and made their way into South Korea, with the hope of liberating them and, finally, the Japanese, all from the hands of the Taiwanese. With the might of the American army and EDEN falling apart, it wasn’t gonna be an easy task, but it would’ve been done. But the Americans underestimated Taiwan, and badly, as the combined Taiwanese-EDEN army pushed America off their colonies and sealed the gate shut with, ironically, a South Korean blockade. Now that America has gone through the South Korean wall again, will things be different? Or will Taiwan show once again that EDEN is still kicking? Find out next time, on eRepublik Z! CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA *sings as the curtains fade*
Winner (campaign): To be continued...
It’s Always Better With China
Belligerents: China, Philippines vs. Indonesia
Results: You bastards don’t get the reference, do you? Oh well... Anyway, with the Indos charging up the Philippines, managing to wipe the small nation, China decided to take initiative and, well, get the initiative. While the Indos control two Filipino regions, China has borrowed one themselves, giving themselves a position on their enemies to the south. While no blood has been shed by the two sides over the Philippines’ independence just yet, with Indonesia potentially being another country interested in eliminating China and China desiring to keep their wars as a 1v1, blood will be spilled aplenty on both sides. But who will emerge victorious?
Winner (campaign): To be continued...
Uruguay conquered by Brazil (didn’t see that one coming)
Germark parties with its Danish separatists
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Until next time, take care!
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