Oceania ----------- Territory: Americas, Ireland, Iceland, Oceanian islands, Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa. Government: Single-party totalitarian oligarchy Ideology: Ingsoc(English-Socialism), Corporatism, Oligarchism, Statism, Anti-Communism, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Religion Political position: far-right
Great Socialist Union (former USSR, known as Eurasia in Oceania) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Territory: Europe,half of Central Asia, Russia. Government: Single-party communist dictatorship Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Communism, Anti-Capitalism, Anti-Fascism (Neo-Bolshevism in Oceania) Political position: far-left
Chinese Federation (known as Eastasia in Oceania) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Territory: China, south of Mongolia&Kazahstan, Japan, Korea,Nepal, Bhutan,Central Asia,Afganistan. Goverment: Federal multi-party semi-presidential republic Ideology: Democracy, Liberalism, Capitalism (Death-worship in Oceania) Political position: center-right
History: ----------- 1945: WW2 ends but some issues appear. Nazi soldiers caught by the Allies tell to the Anglo-American forces about forced labour camps in USSR and confessions of people in Ukraine about the events of the Holodomor. Believed to be nazi propaganda and rumours, some soviet soldiers that didn't want to go back in the USSR gave as reasons the same things the nazis say. USSR demands the return of its soldiers but US and UK refuse. Tensions start to grow.
1946: Soviet spies tell the leader of USSR about Operation Unthinkable, a plan of the Angro-American forces to invade USSR. In one night an assassination atept took place in the Allied Control Council.No one knows who did it but the soviet forces began attacking the western allies. Germany is invaded by the soviets and they march forward to conquer the war torned Europe. The same year China invades Japan.
1946 - 1948: Central Europe is conquered by the soviets with the help of the Eastern Block states that were threatened with the incorporation in the USSR if they don't cooperate. China takes over Japan and Korea. After conquering Machuria, China enters in war with the USSR.
1947: US,UK and several countries for the New World form the Oceania Union, a military anti-communist and anti-fascist organisations similar to NATO and EU.
1949: USSR developes the atomic bomb and threatens to use it. Anglo-American forces retreat and the end of the year the entire Europe is conquered except the UK and Ireland. China conquers the Central Asian states and half of Kazahstan and Mongolia.
1950: After the conquering of Europe, the world was now in a red scare, fearing of the soviets will might try to take over the world. Almost all the countries in the Americas joined the Oceania Union. The countries in Oceania and the new greater USSR remain in a cold war. The sino-soviet war ends and the two nations remain in cold war. USSR is renamed the Great Socialist Union and China along with its conquered states its called the Chinease Federation.
1951: A terrorist bombing took place in USA in the Oceania Union Center, sparking off military operations, economic measures and political pressure on groups accused of being terrorists, as well as on governments. Emmanuel Goldstein is declared resposable for the attacks and many other that took place in the Oceania Union member countries. He was declared a religious terrorist working for the outsiders from the Old World.
1951 - 1956: Millions of people are arrested, deported and executed in the Americas and British colonies. All parties and many new religious movements have been outlawed and their members arrested. The member countries of Oceania Union enter in cold war with the Chinease Federation.
1953: All countries in Americas along with the British colonies have united under one state, Oceania. There will be only one party. The leader of the GSU dies, this resulted in a nationwide mourning and a power struggle between pro-stalinists, anti-stalinists and the new european members.
1957: As the great terror ends in Oceania, news start to appear about the founder of Oceania and the Party. He is a war hero and child prodigy. The name is unknown for security reasons so this person is refered to as Big Brother.
1960 - 1965: Oceanias territories from Africa began to experience violent revolts and with the help of aid and weapons from communists, the african-oceanians began fighting for independence. Oceania invaded the former colonies but managed to conquer only the south of the African continent the border being at Brazzaville. Oceanian army and secret police tightened the security in the rest of the Oceanian territories and lowered considerably the rights and freedoms of people and any form of disobedience and complaint about the goverment rule was severely crushed.
1966: As millions where execute or send to prison camp there were left a lot of orphans in Oceania. These were sent to the state Children's homes were they had shelter and food and were granted with free education and given a better life. Poorer families were enouraged to send their children to these Children's Home for living conditions and educations.
The world map from the postapocalyptic science fiction short story by Harlan Ellison "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" SEE MORE INFO=> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_N… The Cold War had escalated into a world war, fought mainly between China, Russia, and the United States. As the war progressed, the three warring nations each created a super-computer capable of running the war more efficiently than humans. The machines are each referred to as "AM," which originally stood for "Allied Mastercomputer," and then was later called "Adaptive Manipulator." Finally, "AM" stands for "Aggressive Menace." The machines become self-aware and turn against the humans. The war ends with the victory of the machines. They started conquering the entire world and divise into three.
Russian AM(aka Soviet AM, Eurasia(n) AM, RussiAM, RAM) Territory: entire Europe, Africa and half of Israel and the Arabian peninsula, for it has large amounts of oil. Rule: Communist autocracy. People live in a authotarian communist society. Strikes or protests against the rule is severely crushed. Everybody, man,woman, worker, farmer, inteligessia, make part of one class and everybody works from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs, everybody has homes, jobs, clothes, and food by ration but there are no poor to lack of something, nor any rich to have too much.
Chinese AM (aka Asian AM, Asian Machine, ChinAM, China AM, Sino-AM, CAM, later Asia(n)Mother) Terrytory: South and Eastern Asia, Oceania, Middle East, half of Israel and Arabian peninsula. Rule: Socialist autocracy, later state-social-capitalist constitutional republic. In the beginning it had a lighter form of socialism, compared to Russian AM. Over the time the Asian AM felt sorry for the humans and for the way the live in all 3 AMs, so it decided to become more democratic and less repressive and authoritarian. Everyone has freedom of speech, religion and movement. The state became a flawed democracy, because ChinAM, now named by the humans Asian Mother, has still a tight grip over the way things work and still has heavy surveilance but doesn't invade privacy but it must combat crime and corruption.
American AM (Allied Master Computer, AMerica(n), USAM, AmericAM, Aggressive Menace, Atrocious Monster, AM) Territory: entire American continent Rule: Psychotic Genocidal Dictatorship The worst of all the AMs. Genocides, physical and mental torture are the order of the day here. People live in perpetual terror, poverty, famine and disease. Tens of thousands die each day and they'll continue to die till mankind in USAM will be near extiction.
Free Isles Territory: Islands in the Pacific and Indian Ocean, Antarctica. Rule: Centrist Democracy These islands are the only places in the world were humans live free and independent from the three AMs. China AM is the first to know about the free island in the Indian Ocean(the Lakshadweep islands) but decided to keep it secret and not get involve.
Mordian is the embodiment of the Nazi and 3rd reich in 40k setting. Being racist, pure blood, uniform, jewsterminatus, hitlol, yadda yadda and awesome weaponries and discipline~
the hive world is a highly regimented society, its subjects separated by a caste system of high spire, mid spire, lower spire and underhive inhabitants. Majority of Mordia citizen are conscripted into the guard as imperial tithe, it is a tradition, of martial servitude.
but of course, as you would guess, a low spire soldier could not become lord commander, even if he is blessed by the emprah. the caste system is both a political governing body of the masses as well as a tool of discipline. Officers only came from the top spire and men of lower tiers are to serve them without questions, or it is heresy. With this, throughout millennias, the reputation of the Ironguard as a ruthless, discipline and effective martial force is forged.
Ironhearts is senior veterans of the low spire, (mid spire can buy their way into junior officer while underhivers is cursed with a lifetime as levy troops and cannon fodder) their years of service marking them as heroes of the regiment they come from, but could not promote any further into officer school due to the caste system. Thusly, created the storm-trooper/elite role where they serve out the ends of their lives. Younger Mordians look up to them as grandfather exemplars, legendary hero figures, the old breed, the soul of the fighting regiment and they rally around them. Ironhearts are as much as a spiritual core as well as a fearsome fighting machine. Skills honed throughout a lifetime of war and carnage, these men are cold blooded killers who said farewell to mercy and compassion along with the foes they have slayed along the way, long time ago. what is left is just the honor of serving the imperium till the last day of their life. Most have serious augmentic surgery and holders of the prestigious Iron Aquilla and Macharius Sash.
"There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
-President John F. Kennedy
For those of you who have lists of sights to see, places to go, I encourage you to see one, in person, at the foot of the lake if you can.
I grew up just outside the launchpads...right on the border...as close as you can legally get. Though I grew up traveling the world, we never ever missed a launch. We always came home. My father believed it was important for us to witness those endeavors of mankind to further its understanding of its place in the world, the value of our planet, the realization that we are all one not just up there, but down here too, and we've got to get our act together. He never let us forget the immense sacrifice those people were making, their families, and all those who support them. Space can unify us and it can divide us, but we all must go out there someday. I saw them all up till about 18 when I left home. The Space Program, all of them not just our own, is very near and dear to my heart. I hope we one day make it back to the moon, and to mars, and to all those other places. It will renew something of the dreamer in all of us, as well as the doer, and I hope these noble goals unite us and teach us all a little more about ourselves.
Precise pen and sharpie marker on bristol. I'm no good at clouds or lakes or rockets or people for that matter. For those people I used this as reference: [link]
Oh yeah...did I mention how hard it is to draw on one's lap with no hard surface and no ruler...I used the edge of a magazine...tis why the lines suck. --------------------
For dad....who died about this time four years ago.
They have alway been here...and one could argue since the beginning of time. UAVs...have been used for civilian and military use since mankind has lofted objects into the sky.
One could argue that the Chinese paved the way for UAV use with their deployment of kites for measuring distances between their armies and army lines in battle, and use of kites for communications, as surveyors for sieges, and possibly flying siege machines...using a pair of kites to lift a projectiles up a line to a set distance and then releasing it over a target. Also the Chinese are known to have has man carrying kites. Marco Polo notes them in his travels, and during the cornonation of Emperor Fo-Kin...both balloon [hot air balloons] ascent, and quasi parachute jumps [probably streamers or the famous bow chute...a large piece of cloth held between both hands] were done. This was done in the 14th century. [1300A.D.]
There is some new evidence and theories surrounding ancient egypt and model birds found in tombs over there. The Greeks were also working on concepts of flight in 400B.C. Mostly on the mechanical end.
On the consideration of kites being used to carry men, weapons, or signals...a countermeasure had to be developed. And my idea would be the concept of kite-fighting...a popular past-time even to this day...was developed to "intercept" cut the lines of hostile kites.
Roger Bacon [an English Franciscian Monk] in 1250 described artificial wings that beat the air...basically an ornithopther. [bird or wing machine, which actually has been flown recently.] Also one must suspect that he was using "Lost History" materials from before the Dark Age from the Classical and Roman Empire period that had been stored in ancient libraries.
Model helicopters are flown as toys in the 12th and into the 14th century, and some suspect the idea had been used even before that.
Bomb Carrying Kite is First illustrated in Europe 1326. It is a pennon type kite...and the fire bomb is released using a rope and pulley system and the kite is controlled by three soldiers. Considering that Cannons wouldn't make their first major combat appearance until the Siege of Constantinople in 1453. This is a major leap forward in conceptual warfare. And this manuscript by Walter de Milemete, may have influenced Da Vinci in some ways.
The first rocket powered airplane is design in 1420 by an Italian Joanes Fontana. [Remember pre-Da Vinci]
Da Vinci- 1452-1519.
1647- model ornithopter flown in the Court of King Wladyslaw IV.
And from there UAV technology is history.
Nicola Tesla is very important to UAV technology, because he developes the major component of radio control and communication. His first R/C Remote Control vehicle is also the first UWV...Unmanned Water Vehicle...a submarine!!!
The Austrians in August 22, 1849 use tethered hot air balloons with remote release systems to attack the defenders of Vienna. The bombs would be released by electronic signals from a ground position...it worked, although the wind tended to blow the balloons and their bomb back over Austrian lines during wind changes.
Then the break through.
September 12, 1916. The Hewitt-Sperry radio-guided flying bomb is flight-tested in America. Sperry was the inventor of the auto-pilot in 1914!
The war ends before the deployment of the Hewitt-Sperry and the Kettilbug R/C flying bombs.
It isn't until the shadows of World War II begin to grow that drones once again take flight, in the interwar period R/C modelling...the making and flying of minaturized remote control planes begins. In World War II drones do make some very spectacular or very unknown affects on the war. The Germans throw their V-1's at targets in England. Some are captured intact and then rebuilt by thousands by the Ford Motor Company! It was called the Republic-Ford JB-2. It was projected that the U.S. would be building 1000 a month to a total of 75,000 units. Yikes. The Germans had the Mistral project, a wide variety of UGVs...unmanned ground vehicles. Goliath being the most notable. Guided Missiles. The Allies had Project Aphrodite in which famously claimed the life of Joseph Kennedy in a mid air explosion. Project Oricon with its Skinnard Box trained pigeons guiding the missile by pecking at screens at a target. Project Fox however, used specifically designed "assault drones" aircraft packed with explosives or carrying ordnance to be used to attack enemies. The first actual UAV remote drone attack was done in 1944-1945, in which an assault drone carrying a torpedo...guided from a control craft nearly 20 miles away with a TV camera and screen system, successfully delivered and sunk a target destroyer. They were later used in attacks in and around the Solomon Islands till the close of World War II.
Post-World War II drones were used in the testing of the atomic and hydrogen bombs.
Vietnam era jet powered drones did reconnaisance overflights...and possibly...if those documents ever are revealed may have been used by the fledging CIA to conduct recon of the Soviet Union...in complement of U-2 flights.
The Predator inspired drone really doesn't get into the public imagination till about 1990. But, drones have been around for a long long long time. You just never really knew they were there, always flying above your heads...the entire time.
That would be a cool sci-fi idea...the drone gods...they make and destroy our world and rebuild anew...that would be very interesting.
The smaller the LEGO creation, the bigger meaning individual parts have. Black thin elements in the middle are in fact motorcycle body, and slightly slanted side modules are made out of minifig upper halves (de-handed, obviously).
The last (declassified) Generation N fighter to be released, the Martin Grenlin BS-N2 Diax is Cosmoforce's premier strike fighter. Eschewing ITS maneuvering effectors for a more traditional (and faster responding) discreet thruster array, the Diax maintains good maneuverability, despite its bulk. This, combined with an impressive reactor and engine, allows the Diax to pair its bomber level firepower with fighter level agility. While the Diax doesn't pack the raw punch of a fleet bomber or the extreme dogfighting ability of a space superiority fighter, the compromise it presents has allowed it to become a flexible platform for all kinds of missions, and pilots have praised its ability to quickly adapt to a fluid battlespace. Scheduled to be deployed to almost all carrier groups inside Cosmoforce, officials expect the Diax to have a long and effective service.
Superdestroyer Apocalypse-Class Mark II. HMS Leviathan - Space Carrier Nuclear Vessel - 207. Commander: Secundus Capt. Arcturus Gideon of the IX Imperial Phalanx . Armament: 12.6 GW Laser Pulse Cannon, 2x 450 MW Laser Pulse Cannon, 6x 350 MW Laser Pulse Cannon, 12x 8 Barrel Plasma Bolt Cannon, 33x 50 MW Laser Pulse Turrets, 30x Phallanx Missile Launchers, 72x KEW/Torpedo Launchers. Shields: 4x Gharmeth-Priuss EME-DF22 1500py(250,000x3J) Power Plant: 2x Helium 3 Fusion RollsRoyce Ionized Plasma Stream Engines, 12x Chemical afterburners, Bussard Ramjet, ECKERLY-BENSON Inertialess Drive. Capacity: 25x Cobra-Class Gunships, 34x ASF66 H-Wing Starfighters, 22x APC Raven troop transports, 6x AHC heavy Carriers, 12x AAC Raptor-class Destroyers, 2x GH-10 Imperial transports. Crew: 3600, Officers: 176, Imperial Attache and Political Officers: 23, Imperial Marines ShockTroopers: 1500. Superdestroyers of the Imperial Fleet: HMS Chimera, HMS J÷rmungandr, HMS Hydra, HMS Behemonth, HMS Juggernaut, HMS Kraken (Destroyed by the Zidrii), HMS Fenrir, HMS Orochi, HMS J÷tnar, HMS Manticore, HMS Gorgon, HMS Grendel (Lost in Hyperspace), HMS Colossus and the HMS Balrog (HMS Golem under construction).
On the 13 of July, 1260, one of the greatest battle of eastern european XIII century was fought on the southern shores of lake Durbe, in present day Latvia. A large army of crusaders, led by the Meister of Livonia, Burchardt von Hornhausen, not much differently from the Battle of Saule, was trapped in swampy terrain and was fastly surrounded by a Samogitian army. With lay knights unwilling to fight on foot and Curionians allied fleeing, the Teutons had no chance. 150 knights of the Teutonic Order died that day, including von Hornhausen, along with hundred of lay crusaders. The battle started the Great Prussian Uprising, a period of war and crysis for the Orders in the east, which lasted for about thirty years.
In the drawing, the Samogitians charges in. By the middle of the XIII century, mounted skirmishers would have been present as well in a baltic army, but the majority of an army would have fought afoot. In the banner you'll recognize a baltic fashioned swastika, which represented, as usual, the sun, while the octagon you can barely on the second man from left shield stood for the moon. The shields were mainly round, made of wood and leather. Still, widespread in the baltic regions, the so called Lithuanian pavise was present as well, trapezoidal or with rounded angles. The man in the centre of the drawing is clearly the leader, wearing the most costly equipment, included a face masked helmet, an iron lamellar armour and a chain mail. You cannot see his face, as is it not known who led the Samogitians that day. All the helmets are based on archaeological evidences along with swords and axes, while the clothes and armours relies mainly on lithuanian reenactments and reconstructions.
LA BATTAGLIA DI DURBE
Il 13 luglio 1260 venne combattuta, sulla costa meridionale del lago di Durbe (attuale Lettonia), una delle pi¨ grandi battaglie in Europa orientale del XIII secolo. Un grande esercito crociato, guidato dal Maestro di Livonia, Burchardt von Hornhausen, similmente a quanto accaduto nella battaglia di Saule del 1236, si fece intrappolare e circondare dai Samogizi su un terreno paludoso. Con i cavalieri laici che preferirono non smontare dalle pesanti cavalcature e gli alleati curoni in fuga, il destino dell'esercito cristiano era segnato. 150 cavalieri teutonici, incluso von Hornhausen, caddero quel giorno insieme a centinaia di cavalieri e fanti laici. La battaglia di Durbe diede lo slancio necessario alla Grande Rivolta Prussiana del 1260: per oltre trent'anni gli ordini militari dovettero combattere una guerra spietata per ristabilire la loro egemonia sul Baltico.
Nel disegno, la carica di un gruppo di Samogizi. Sebbene per la metÓ del XIII secolo fossero presenti unitÓ di cavalleria leggera armate di giavellotti - fondamentali a Saule - gli eserciti baltici combattevano principalmente appiedati. Nella bandiera potrete riconoscere una svastica balticheggiante, che rappresentava il sole, mentre l'ottagono sullo scudo del secondo uomo da sinistra rappresentava la luna. Gli scudi dei baltici erano ancora principalmente rotondi, in legno e pelle. Pi¨ caratteristici della regione, i pavesi lituani, simili in tutto a quelli occidentali se non nelle ridotte dimensioni, sia ovoidali che trapezoidali. L'uomo al centro del disegno, il leader, indossa l'equipaggiamento pi¨ costoso: una spada, un elmo con una maschera facciale, un'armatura lamellare in ferro e una cotta di maglia. Il suo viso non Ŕ visibile per simboleggiare il fatto che l'identitÓ del condottiero samogizio a Durbe Ŕ ancora oggi sostanzialmente sconosciuta. Tutti gli elmi, le spade, le asce e persino il grosso falcione appeso alla cintura del portabandiera sono basati su ritrovamenti archeologici, mentre le armature (in ferro e pelle) e i costumi sono basati su ricostruzioni e rievocazioni storiche lituane.