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Re: Future World
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2011, 05:44:55 pm »
Sino-Pacific Cooperative Market

Inner Domestic (Earth)
With research funding came results. The SPCM was able to modify existing mass drivers to efficiently and effectively launch heavy (and light) construction materials into space with great accuracy. Several mass driver sites were laid out across the SPCM and construction of these guns followed shortly thereafter.

Another major construction project was for the foundation of a space elevator on the outskirts of the Shanghai megalopolis. Although the project looked to be large and costly, it seemed the only option for easy transport of people and precious cargo to outer space. For now, the SPCM would put money into this, until a viable alternative turned up.

Alongside this, three massive underwater tunnels were planned throughout the SPCM in order to better connect the Sino-Pacific Cooperative Market through high-speed rail systems. Although each country and mainland already had extensive infrastructure, these systems were largely unconnected. These tunnels planned to connect the high-speed rails systems, along with other modes of infrastructure to decrease transportation costs while traveling around earth.

The first tunnel was to be constructed between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, using Tsushima Island as the halfway point. This would connect the Japanese business sector with the mainland industry and resources. The second tunnel was to be laid out from the northwestern point of Taiwan to the mainland. Over time, Taiwan had turned into a highly valuable island, known for its maritime industry and business sectors. The third tunnel was to be laid out between Papua New Guinea and the northern point of the Queensland province. Further plans to eventually connect the entire SPCM are in the making, but funding and actual construction has only been provided for these three tunnels. 

Outer Domestic (Everything Else)
With the 'invention' and use of the new mass driver guns, construction on the space-shipyards moved ahead of schedule. Construction was now moving around the clock, as there was literally no shortage of materials, only a lack of manpower and time.

As the mass drivers came into play, and the costs of getting materials into space plummeted, plans for another space station were planned. While the first space station was designed to be a shipyard, this space station would actually be focused on supporting people and business. This was designed to be in a geosynchronous orbit over Shanghai, far enough away from the shipyards that a collision was virtually impossible, but close enough to the space elevator to make travel between the two easy and accessible.

Foreign Relations
The SPCM continued to negotiate with the SAEF for closer economic friendship. Along with a demilitarized border, the SPCM proposed more relaxed limits on the borders to make travel between the two unions easier. The SPCM's argument was that relaxed borders would stimulate trade between the two and be beneficial for both unions.

At the same time, the SPCM sent out feelers to their north, the NEEZ. They wished to seek greater cooperation between the two communities. The SPCM proposed a lowering of tariffs to foster economic growth between the two.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2011, 05:56:50 pm »
Do the NEEZ even have access to a space "elevator-able" site? Just a question while I write up a reply to Josasa.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2011, 05:58:37 pm »
I was actually thinking that could be a negotiating point between the two.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2011, 05:59:18 pm »
I was considering that as well, which is why I asked Clarke.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2011, 06:02:37 pm »
Nope.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2011, 06:08:11 pm »
North Eurasian Economic Zone

Prime Minister Dakistov was pleased that the SPCM were already willing to work with the NEEZ. The SPCM, mainly its member state of China, had long had generally good relations with Russia, whom dominated the SPCM, and might as well have its borders redefined as including all of the NEEZ, but Dakistov avoided that, considering possible fears of a new Soviet Union.

He immediately replied that such cooperation would be a greatly productive action, and that increasing the economic ties between the NEEZ and SPCM would be fantastic. Dakistov also offered to form something of an alliance with the SPCM, wherein the NEEZ would prioritize materials to the SPCM, while the SPCM would provide access to their space initiatives(eventually their space elevator once Russia pushed into space as well) and perhaps some technology or assistance with Russia's underfunded program.

In Dakistov's mind, the two were perfect. One, the soon-to-be economical powerhouse of scarce resources, and the other, the intelligent builder who pushed the edge forward. There was also the idea in Dakistov's mind of a world that would think twice when it came to messing with a powerful NEEZ-SPCM alliance. Indeed, such might could make other federations tremble.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2011, 06:24:00 pm »
Sino-Pacific Cooperative Market

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The SPCM was pleased with the acceptance of the NEEZ acceptance of the proposal. Because of the promptness and willingness shown towards diplomacy, the SPCM proposed the formation of an economic union between the two. This union would be based on mutual benefit, with demilitarized borders, lowered tariffs, less restriction on border crossings, and an overall greater harmony between the two economic giants. The SPCM proposed that this union be called the Eurasian-Pacific Union, or EPU for short.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2011, 06:41:17 pm »
NAFTA

Research space travel more, specifically in the areas of life-support, inter-ship battle and thrusting systems. Also begins researching towards controlling the formation of Warp Holes between two regions.
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Re: Future World
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2011, 06:49:01 pm »
North Eurasian Economic Zone

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Dakistov and the SPCM leader shook hands for the cameras to seal the deal for the public, Dakistov smiling and chatting with the SPCM leader, and looking his best for the viewers around the world. In the SPCM, Dakistov gave a short speech he'd written up for the occasion, as cameras and Internet feeds relayed his words and image to the farthest points on the globe, "Today marks the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between the North Eurasian Economic Zone and the Sino-Pacific Cooperative Market. Let there be no barriers between our two great Federations, no conflicts, no arms, or space, races, for as long as our two Federations shall exist! Let our two great Federations cooperate on all important matters, political or economic in nature! Let us all thrive in the growth and peace of fair and open trade between our two great Federations, and may our shared prosperity extend itself to the stars themselves! Let today be forever known as the day that the NEEZ and SPCM saw beyond what few and petty quarrels they had, and came together to reach into the heavens! Let today be known as Eurasian-Pacific Unification Day! I thank the Pacific peoples, and may all our Gods bless this Union!"

Dakistov was ecstatic that day. In only a few short weeks, he'd set the NEEZ on the path to economic glory, internal strength, and now had a partner Federation to work closely with. He was quickly becoming an historic Prime Minister. He told the SPCM they could call him at any time, to discuss matters or make plans, etc.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2011, 06:50:45 pm »
I'm pretty much absolutely certain worm holes are too fast, Badger.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2011, 07:57:16 pm »
Are all the nations taken up yet?
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Re: Future World
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2011, 08:27:59 pm »
I'm pretty much absolutely certain worm holes are too fast, Badger.
Hence the word research Raz.
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Re: Future World
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2011, 08:30:08 pm »
It's still pointless, Badger. We don't have the physics for basic FTL, let alone an idea of how to properly pull off worm hole travel. You'd be sinking money into a useless pit.

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Re: Future World
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2011, 08:37:51 pm »
Well I am America so.   :-\
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Re: Future World
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2011, 01:30:44 am »
How long is a turn?

Or rather, when will we get an update?

Oh yeah, and send more people to the Moon, to help with the Space Elevator construction. And lay down plans for a dark-side observatory.