09 SEP 3303
In October last year, the Federation was criticised for positioning a Farragut-class Battlecruiser above Maia A 3 a, not far from the personal research base of Professor Ishmael Palin.
The deployment, which came only days after Professor Palin announced a breakthrough in his research into meta-alloys, was widely interpreted as an attempt to restrict Palin’s movement and curtail his research.
The condemnation of rival political powers and the efforts of a number of political campaigners did little to affect the blockade. But recent reports from Maia indicate that the Federal ships have now withdrawn, effectively ending the cordon of Maia A 3 a.
Rici Stewart, writing for The Imperial Herald, offering the following evaluation:
“The Federation knows that blockading Professor Palin was – at best – unethical, so I’m not surprised they chose not to comment on their withdrawal. They just slipped away in the night.”
“As with their efforts to control meta-alloys, the Federation’s attempts to restrict access to Palin’s base were far from successful. I guess the Federation has realised it can’t control the galaxy. If you ask me, this is another sign that the Federal-Imperial cold war could be coming to an end.”
Naturally, Professor Palin was pleased with the development:
“We may never know exactly why the Federation blockaded Maia A 3 a. Frankly, the galaxy’s superpowers have always been rather incomprehensible to me. All I can say is: I’m glad they’re gone.”
09 SEP 3303
This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy’s minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:
Left Party of HIP 43845
Liberty Party of LP 751-1
LHS 1387 Jet Mob
Natural Toolfa Nationalists
HIP 105639 Party
Partnership of GD 215
Dulos Defence Party
Liaedin Electronics PLC
Mob of HIP 7106
Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.
Here are the latest factions to experience war:
Brotherhood of LP 98-132
Liberals of Delta Pavonis
Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.
Green Party of Dulos
Ross 210 Pro-Alliance Party
i Bootis Democrats
Njikan Jet Dynamic Industry
Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.