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Guroburov



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: PROG Imagination Casefile Reply with quote

Commonwealth of Chrisdom Intelligence services report --EYES ONLY-- for the minister

Intercepted CIA report on the People's Republic of G (PROG) from CIA Mission Center in the American Embassy to BALZAC:

To: Deputy Director David S Cohen
Re: PROG

People's Republic of G (PROG).

Introduction: PROG is an authoritarian ** CENSORED ** republic. A former Soviet satellite nation, they maintain close ties only with Russia.

Geography: Located in norther Europe, PROG is a mountainous peninsula covering about 30,000 km. Despite it's small size, it has a total population of about 21 million.

Government: ** CENSORED ** Republic

Military: unknown but numerous sightings of formations of modern (T-80 and T-64) tanks and APCs.

Sir, we have been singularly unable to insert agents owing to the geography of the region, the insular nature of the regime, and the single border with Russia. Also, Sir, may we respectfully request the recall of the Ambassador to BALZAC as he keeps insisting PROG is in Austria and thus of no interest to the U.S.

CofC addendum:

With the aid of contacts in the FSB, we have obtained detailed files on PROG. The following are highlights of interest.

Founded in 1921 as a ** CENSORED ** republic in the anticipated wave of proletarian revolutions, PROG was an early and dedicated follower of the Soviet state. Troops served in the Soviet army in WWII but were sent home in the post war period following abuses of nationals seen as opposing the revolutionary ideals of their generals.

All sectors of industry and business are controlled by the state. They rely heavily on mining iron and coal and smelting industries. The climate doesn't provide enough food ensuring their reliance on Russia for the foreseable future.

Government policies fostered a culture with large families resulting in massive overpopulation. PROG has a current population of around 35 million people.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, former minister Henri Guroburov emigrated to PROG and has risen to the premiership. He has close familial ties to many prominent political families in Russia. The government has a particular zeal about cracking down on corruption and crime leading to widespread charges of human rights abuses. It has caused strained ties with Russia.

Most of the PROG military is outdated but surprisingly operational despite having no supplies of spare parts. We suspect they manufacture parts in country but cannot or will not make the vehicles themselves. Much of the equipment dates to the post WWII period and comprises mostly BT-7s, T-34s, and KV series tanks. They have acquired more modern APC's but have only a half company of T-62s and one company of T-80s. They rely heavily on their infantry, which have an unusually high number of ATGMs and MANPADS compared to other countries. They continue to seek more modern weapons. They had a deal in the works with Medvedev but V.P. put the deal on hold after PROG police executed a Russian oligarchs son on charges of subverting officials for personal gain.



Sir, We think Russia doesn't want to see PROG gain modern weapon systems as they fear they would destabilize the region with their antiquated political zeal. They would surely try to export the revolution given a chance.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....wondering how far PROG is from Balzac Republi, and Camastan....
Threat ** CENSORED **.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guroburov,

Let Chriswim KEEP wondering where PROG is. At the moment, he is looking at your lack of modern equipment and wondering what strategic advantage he might gain by including PROG in CofC. Watch out, as well, for the UIN, notable for its role as a tool of the CofC "camel's nose under the tent flap method of acquiring territory.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Panzer

Yes, the foreign minister has noted the CofC penchant for trying to use the UIN for their own gain. I don't think they threaten our safety, however, due to the mountainous terrain. And doubtless, Russia would be opposed to having a CofC presence on their albeit limited border with PROG. Still, we hope to gain the additional APCs in the near future to improve infantry mobility.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, I hope you don't mind my appropriating your Commonwealth to make my casefile. I was just entertained by the idea of having your intelligence assets being more efficient than the CIA, while they complain about their boss.

Hopefully, this next year will see more minis. I'm stuck for now painting backstock from other miniature ranges (soooo many samurai).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Report from CCNN (Commonwealth of Chrisdom News Network.....

The Essen shipping company vessel, MV Kishore, was sighted at the Indian naval base at Parbandar, Gujarat. Repainted with the name MV Tabaahee, it was surrounded by a large force of regular Indian Army troops. Convoys of shipping containers flowed into the shipyard from the Army's Western Command base at Chandigarh and from the Indian Air Force's South Western Air Command base at Ganhinagar, Gunjarat. The Defence Ministry had no comment when this reporter asked about the mysterious convoys. Seeking the truth, we dug deeper. Unnamed sources at the air base confirmed that large stockpiles of obsolete aircraft components were being outloaded. What is the army crating up for shipping? No one would say. Suspicions are raised that this massive arms shipment, gathered with such secrecy, is bound for the warzone in Yerbouti. But we have uncovered the unsavory reality. The crew were issued navigational charts for the waters around PROG. When the ship sails, it will take scant weeks to navigate through the Suez ** CENSORED ** unless diplomacy blocks the ships movement or forces it to navigate the Horn of Africa. Does this arms deal signal a shift away from Russia? Is PROG in an arms race with the more advanced democracies of the world? Does this mean that PROG will get the parts needed to rebuild their aging air force? Can we afford to have a rejuvenated and rearmed PROG? This reporter will continue to seek the facts. For CCNN, this is Blake Dyson.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Commonwealth has arrived in an exalted position in the world.... we have our own New Network, CCNN. The shares went public in trading on 12-5, and then rose from $15 USD to 18 to close at $17.53. Trading was delayed until 10.30am on the NYSE opening at 27.50 closing at $33.12 on 12-6-17. The exculsive news on PROG and the weapons shipment from India has made a global name for CCNN.
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At the Rectangle (the CC pentagon), some concern has been building the last several days about the arms shipment. There is confirmation of SAM systems, small arms. There have been unconfirmed rumors of some nuclear material. Unfortunately, the CC does not have any ships or subs in the region, the Med-Pac task force is approaching the Philippines navy base at Manila. The UIN has opened discussions on this with the General Secretary summoning the Indian Ambassador for a meeting today.
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