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Finished: 12 PM Sat 22 Dec 18 UTC
Modern Madness the Maddening: Death for Disloyalty
1 days /phase
Pot: 100 D - Autumn, 2007, Finished
Modern Diplomacy II, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
12 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2004: BBC WORLD NEWS REPORT

Today, the leaders of Britain, France and Ukraine met in former Polish territory, which is shared by all three, to discuss the future of the failing Egyptian government. While no official word has been given, it is rumoured that the British Prime Minister put forth the following proposal to his counterparts: divide the core strongholds of Egypt between the three, with Alexandria being controlled by the French, Aswan going to the British, and Cairo belonging to Ukraine.

The Prime Minister is a known fan of the economic boom that has occured in former Poland since it became held by the three allies. An aide who asked not to be named, said: "He wants a repeat of Poland. The three to meet up again in Egypt and bring economic prosperity to the middle east."
12 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2004: Radio France Internationale evening news.
Ultra-secretive trilateral negotiations between France, The UK and Ukraine taking place in the Polish town of Poznan have been heartily hailed by French diplomats as "remarquable et historique!". Few details were official revealed of what was agreed upon, which has prompted a storm of rumours and geopolitical commentary from pundits. Among the usual disparagers was the former President, who is currently under corruption investigation for illicit influence from the powerful Reykjavik Furs mega-corporation.
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: "Tell me what you have planned, Commander."
"Sir, we shall continue our eastward march through the Sahara, hopefully with support from France. With any luck, our Ukrainian counterparts will be willing to harry Alexandria while defending Cairo. We will then move to Aswan, again hopefully with Ukrainian support from Cairo, while the French invade Alexandria with naval support from the Mediterranean."
"Hmm. We are relying heavily on the Ukrainians."
"Yes, Sir. Is that a problem?"

"This doesn't leave this room, Commander."
"Of course, Sir."
"We haven't received confirmation from my Ukrainian counterpart on this matter."
"Sir! With all due respect, to have me draw up this plan without full confirmation is an unbe-"
"I am aware, Commander! However, France is eager to play ball, and we can't wait, or we risk the Egyptian dictatorship slaughtering more innocents than they already have."
"Sir, if we can't get them on board with this..."
"I am already sending a message to sweeten the deal, Commander. Extreme discounts as our primary importer of Icelandic Mole Furs."
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: "...and so, gentlemen, ladies, we stand today at a crossroads. Egypt's last two fleets are in disarray. Soon, the Known World will be parceled out between ourselves, the Britons, and the Gauls. The Ukrainian War Machine is mighty. We have no doubt that we could wrest all of Egypt from our trading partners. But even if we flood the Mediterranean with an invincible armada, the icy northern seas remain the domain of Britain. I ask you, is world domination worth the sacrifice of our access to the mole fur market? No, it is too great a price to pay!"
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Narrator: and then, suddenly, France did something no-one ever expected. (And no, it's not that.)

(...And not that either.)
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: no one ever expects the Spanish inquisition?
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Moderator: (Claesar): Game paused to facilitate a replacement.
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Wow... they dropped out?
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Moderator: (Claesar): Have fun all!
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: lame
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: France dropped?
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: I'm here.
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Likely Egypt
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Probably why everyone has entered orders but not readied up
13 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Looks like it was France--that's the country with a current bet of 0.
14 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: probably old France became too nauseous at all the ridiculous press to read form England! Enough to make anyone vomit and quit!
14 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: France is New France?!
14 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: New France, have you gone through chat and understand where Old France stood with Ukraine and I? Are you willing to continue on that path? The game processes in just over four hours, in two I will lock in my orders, treating you as an unknown quantity if you haven't responded.
14 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: where did the annoying queen go? Who is this interloper?
14 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Hey, England.
Yes, i understand where the old France stood and I will continue his path.

I will Support you to eastern Sahara this turn. Ukraine can take Alexandria and we can end this game this year.

Best regards
14 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2005: Awesome, thanks!
14 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: *stares intently at Ukraine* I really hope that was just as a precaution and not a change in policy
14 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: B/c we can end Egypt and draw immediately
14 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: or Ukraine can solo you dumb ass. lol
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: I hope not, if for no other reason than to prove Russia wrong.
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: Do we start fighting each other again?
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: Fight, fight, fight!
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: As long as you're playing ball the way old France was, I see no reason to fight.
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: Translation => as long as you continue to be his slave and allow him to be the puppet master, he will allow you to live.
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: Move to Alexandria and hopefully Ukraine honours the previous plan, and was just being cautious.
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: you see France, there he goes, issuing his puppet the puppet orders.
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: are you a puppet?
15 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2005: "What is this I hear about insidious propaganda being pushed throughout Europe? I thought you solved the Icelandic problem?"
"We did, your Majesty, however it appears that the former Russian dictator has been hiding in a bunker somewhere, and is filling the void left by the Icelandic. Some of our intelligence operatives even worry that Russia may have been pulling the strings all along."
"Well, what are you going to do about this, Prime Minister?"
"With the recent change in French leadership, and Ukrainian high command going dark in response to that change, we can only hope that these evil whispers have not influenced either government. The Ukrainians in particular, I would imagine are horrified to learn of Russia's antics."
"Let us pray that you are right, Prime Minister. To be so close to peace in Europe, only to have it torn away by evil men, would be a tragedy of the highest order."
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: Unlucky xD
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: just throw the solo to Ukraine France, easy enough to do. Put loud mouthed England in his place.
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: one of the absolutely stupidest stabs I have ever seen.
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: Salty a bit, Russia? Gotta love you of all people calling anyone loud mouthed xD

Sorry France, at this point it's a question of point totals and it didn't look like stopping Ukraine was possible long-term. At needing only 3 SC's and effectively having 1 in Egypt and better positioning in the Med...
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: "..the reindeer...won't someone think of the reindeer..."
"Pull yourself together, man."
"But...so...cold..."
"Yes, but your family. Think of them. Moving to the sunny Mediterranean! It's just too cold in the North for any decent human. Once we've gained enough living room in the South, we'll never need worry about reindeer...or mole furs...ever again! We can leave the North behind (but for a few strategically place garrisons to protect our flank) and become a people of Sun and Sea...*warm* Sea..."
"Gentlemen, here's to the newly rechristened Ukrainian Sun-Seeking Republic!"
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: Honestly Britain, I think you and France probably could have stopped Ukraine
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: are you really that clueless England? Do you know how many points you will get when Ukraine solos? ZERO. It's winner take all in all cases of solo victory. Perhaps you should spend more time learning the rules instead of your silly role play as her majesty the losing Queen of England
18 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: all those hours with your ridiculous role playing, all to end up with ZERO points, how pathetic...
19 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: *shrug* My mistake then!

(<3 you for thinking of the reindeer Ukraine)

Welcome to Diplomacy, where some people take themselves too seriously and the points don't matter!

Hey France, you wanna still try to hold off Ukraine? I haven't captured any of your centers yet so we can still try.
19 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: (I'm going to move to block Ukraine and defend you France, you do you)
19 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: I will try my best to go for a stalemate.
But I need you help.
The problem is, he have all units next to me and you have all units behind me.
19 Dec 18 UTC Spring, 2006: England can go through the north and the south, and you can delay a lot in the center
19 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 2006: If you do you best to just hold, I can slowly move into supporting positions. Make sure Apulia pokes Venice!
20 Dec 18 UTC Draw?
21 Dec 18 UTC GG!!
21 Dec 18 UTC I'll always wonder who 1st France was...
21 Dec 18 UTC Good game, all. Taking Urals was really smart. I probably wouldn't have caved if you hadn't managed that.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Ukraine
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 63 D
31 supply-centers, 32 units
Britain
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 29 D
21 supply-centers, 19 units
France
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 10 D
12 supply-centers, 11 units
Egypt
DominatorLJ (288 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
em01 (370 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Italy
canopus12 (262 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Poland
Bigdbass (396 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Russia
Tugster (7120 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Spain
What1881 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Turkey
gordonpup (1701 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
FriendlyNation (123 D)France (Spring, 2005) with 16 centres.
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