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Finished: 05 AM Tue 12 Jun 18 UTC
Modern Madness the Maddening the Rebuttal
20 hours /phase
Pot: 100 D - Spring, 2004, Finished
Modern Diplomacy II, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: I'm up for a draw if everyone else wants to. I'm also fine to keep going.

Poland, if you poke St.Petersberg with Moscow, and support hold Murmansk we can try to maintain a defense this round.
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Oh Poland...
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Eh, I don't know why you are asking favours from me. I won't follow any of your instructions. I'm already dead.
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Pretty much
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Well I was TRYING to help change that... alas, the patient can't be saved.
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: What is there to change? If I actually listened to you then you would still invade me.
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Pretty much
05 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Poland you are in what is called a rock and a hard place.
06 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: There haven't been a lot of news reports recently :/
06 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I forgot! The pause screwed that up
06 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: *AL JAZEERA WORLD NEWS*

RUSSIAN AND POLISH REBELS CRUSHED UNDER IMPERIAL BOOTS
Moscow, taken by Polish militants fleeing the German storm, reports that the fall of St. Petersburg alongside the recent troop landing in Murmansk signal the end of Polish freedom. One representitive was quoted saying: "We did not want a repeat of WW2. Instead, we are faced with something worse. We have no hope."

SPANISH INQUISITION POSES UNSOLVABLE QUESTION TO ITALIAN FORCES
Another day, another fruitless conflict in the Sea of Gibraltar as the Italian navy continues to be foiled by Spanish forces. For years now, the invasion of Spain has been slowed or stopped by surprise moves by the Inquisition. Only time will tell if the Italians can learn to expect the Inquisition's tactics.

GRAND AND NOBLE TURKEY RISES TO COMBAT IMPERIAL AGRESSION
Polish, Russian and British refugees applauded Turkish leadership as they struck a surprise blow against foul Imperials in Krakow. Despite talks of a world peace between superpowers, many refugees crave vengeance.

Other Stories:

ICELAND RETAINS INDEPENDANCE; DECLARES INTENTION TO INVEST IN "CUBE" MILITARY DESIGN

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS HOME TO LAST BRAVE BRITISH FORCES; REPORTS SAY QUEEN LEADS THEM ON BACK OF GIANT CORGI

COLLISION IN IRISH SEA BETWEEN SPANISH FORCES; IRISH FREEDOM FIGHTERS TAKE ADVANTAGE AND PELT SHIPS WITH POTATOES
06 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!!
06 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I officially vote for Spain to be part of a Draw
07 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I'm good with that
07 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I as well
07 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I've cast my vote FYI so whenever everyone else is ready I'm good to go
07 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: My draw vote is in
07 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I think we’re waiting on Poland and Germany then?
07 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Not me
08 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2002: So just Poland...
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: Or someone’s lying...
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: Well since the only person we haven't heard from is Poland, I guess they want to be destroyed.

Germany, I'm up for a truce at this point rather than banging our heads against each other endlessly. I'm gonna get out of Krakow and won't attack any other SC's of yours - I request you treat me in the same manner. I'm gonna move to take Moscow and hopefully end this.
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: I agree except for Moscow. I want to take it
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: And bielorussia. I want that too.
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: Italy I propose a similar truce between us, I’m happy to make the same moves as last turn and keep the stalemate we have going
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: Spain, I’m glad we can see eye to eye on that. I’ll not be going for Paris anymore
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: Just keep support holding Barcelona and we can keep bouncing SoG as we have been doing for the last few turns, I won’t be changing my moves from last turn
08 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2002: I'm not going to give away any centers to you, Germany. If that's your condition then the deal's off the table.

If you want Moscow, you can either take the time to move your units or I can support you. If the latter, I would only support from Bielo, so if you attacked it you couldn't take Moscow.
09 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2003: DEUTCHESLAND FREI SPRECHSTIMME
Amerikanske Edition
Turkish Horde At Moscow Gates!

Russian-Polish Terror! Turkish forces and their bloodthirsty allies threaten denizens of Moscow. Appeal to the forces of the Fatherland. Our great army is pushing back the corrupt Sultan's army. Having retaken Krakow they are moving eastward!
09 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2003: Spanish Armada stymied! Our heroic navy has beaten all attempts by the impotent Spanish fleet. Spanish ground forces stalled in Paris.

Italians Cower Behind The Alps! Our mighty arms have caused the Italians to huddle behind their defenses.
09 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2003: *AL JAZEERA WORLD NEWS*

EMPEROR OF GERMANY SPITS IN THE FACES OF ALL EUROPEAN LEADERS
Harsh comments today from Berlin, as the Emperor insulted the three great remaining powers of Noble Turkey, Stalwart Italy, and Brave Spain. Only time will tell if this proves to unite them against the Imperial menace.

Other Stories:

POLISH REMNANT BURROWS INTO KREMLIN; PROVES IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE

BRITISH REMNANT IN CLYDE CONTINUES FREEDOM FIGHT AGAINST IMPERIALS

SPAINISH-ITALIAN WAR NOW A FRIENDLY SLAP FIGHT
09 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2003: DEUTCHESLAND FREI SPRECHSTIMME
Amerikanske Edition

East Russians, West Russians, White Russians, Red Russians and Bielorussians Appeal To Germany!

Under the threatening sword do the Turkish Horde, Russians and Eastern Europeans beg for German liberation of their lands. Reports of summary executions by the bloodthirsty Sultan's forces shock the world! Italian government declared complicit in the crimes against humanity. Atrocities abound! Is there no one to save us? Our mighty and fearless forces clamor for the chance to liberate their fellow Europeans and drive back the forces of evil and oppression. Emergency government meeting are being held to assess the situation.
09 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2003: Diplomatic Calls For Spanish Cooperation.

The Brave German government contemplates negotiations with the Spanish government in possible cooperative effort to drive a wedge between Turkish and Italian alliance. Can Rome be saved from its dreadful alliance?
09 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2003: Propaganda right there ^
09 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: Hey Italy and Spain, how would you two feel about joining up against Germany? If you stop poking each other we could really make some headway...
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: And here’s me thinking once Poland had gone we were going to draw this game. Is that not still on the cards?
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: yes its in the cards. but turkey wants to back out of the deal
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: Not at all, but I thought we could Draw with Poland which is why my vote is already in
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: votes are hidden so we will not be able to see.
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: True. I have no reason not to draw though, as the board is nearly stalemated and I don't really wanna play tug-o'-war forever.
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: Germany could have turned on me earlier and easily overrun me (back when Ukraine was still a thing... or maybe it was Poland in Slovakia?). Point is, I will not turn on Germany.
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: Thats cool, and understandable.
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: DEUTCHESLAND FREI SPRECHSTIMME
Amerikanske Edition

Frenzied Dipolomatic Negotiations Fruitful

Trans Alpine Talks made a breakthrough when Italian and German diplomats secured a non-aggression pact. Although appearances might suggest a return to the Axis pact of over half a century ago or the soviet pact by mid twentieth century diplomats, this new agreement cements the forces of Europe against the incursions of Turkish forces and in reality mirrors the united Europe over Ottoman armies of centuries ago.
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: Well you guys need to finalize your orders
10 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2003: You gonna vote draw now, Germany?
10 Jun 18 UTC GG All!
10 Jun 18 UTC gg
10 Jun 18 UTC It was a pleasure, gentlemen!
10 Jun 18 UTC Time for one last news report???
11 Jun 18 UTC *AL JAZEERA WORLD NEWS*

~SPECIAL EDITION~

POLISH REMNANT DESTROYED IN MOSCOW; DISCOVERED TO HAVE BEEN EVIL MASTERMIND
People celebrated across Europe today after the brutal defeat of Polish forces. The aftermath revealed documents that indicated the Polish had been behind every major war in the last decade, their sleeper agents the cause of massive campaigns to pit European powers against each other.

A NEW DAWN ACROSS EUROPE AS THE FOUR NATIONS TREATY IS SIGNED
The future of Europe looks bright with the signing of a peace treaty that has been in the works secretly for a few years now. The four nations treaty (Germany-Italy-Turkey-Spain treaty, also known as the treaty of G.I.T.S.) will lead to great prosperity for all!

Other Stories:

ICELANDIC RESIDENTS DESPAIR FROM EXCLUSION WITH THE G.I.T.S

WESTERN SAHARAN NATIVES CELEBRATE A DECADE OF PEACE AND FREEDOM

LEAD JOURNALIST FOR AL JAZEERA RETIRES; QUOTED AS SAYING "This was a real fun ride. Thanks everyone!" AND WAS PROMPTLEY EXECUTED

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Germany
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 39 D
21 supply-centers, 21 units
Turkey
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 39 D
21 supply-centers, 21 units
Italy
What1881 (65 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
Spain
Juanbo (291 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 6 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Britain
HibboDude (232 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Egypt
nverrilli (75 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
France
ckoch22 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Poland
PhoenixFire (771 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Russia
Trollish (47 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Ukraine
ef9283 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
ckoch22 (100 D)France (Autumn, 1999) with 0 centres.
Victoria (100 D)Britain (Autumn, 1996) with 3 centres.
andycandy (132 D)Poland (Spring, 1995) with 6 centres.
HibboDude (232 D)Britain (Autumn, 1998) with 0 centres.
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