The State of the Nation: Australia.-

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The State of the Nation: Australia.-

Post  Hyperion on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:36 am

In 1945, the line was crossed.

The Line, a point demarcated across the country from Brisbane, was the point that the Australians would not allow any to penetrate. Anything beyond, the invaders were welcome to. Behind it, gallant troops would prevent their passage. Or so John Curtin, then Prime Minister, decreed. Unfortunately, the howling communist hordes cared not for the bravery of the Australian troops and invaded the country, pushing further and further south. Abandoned by Britain, their traditional protector, Australia began a rapid technological innovation as the Red Army slaughtered all in its path. Finally, in 1950, even with their advancements into alco-tech, Australia was pushed south to Tasmania. There, they frantically loaded their remaining citizens aboard gleaming enclosures of brown glass and crystal, trying to hold back the unstoppable Soviet Juggernaut as they stained the ground red with the blood of Australian citizens. The last transports left as the Soviet Power Assist suits cleared the beach dunes, having exterminated the citizenry from Darwin to Hobart, making the last remaining Australians those currently fleeing south.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a mere 45,000 Australians had survived. Using the new Eternal Victoria Bitter engine, a potent source of energy that could supply colossal amounts of power they quickly built a vast network of infrastructure designed to shield them from the Antarctic weather. Research continued. The new Nation expanded. In 1955, Curtin's Curtain was raised. A colossal energy barrier that would not only make the continent seem to be empty, hiding the sprawling lights of the Australian infrastructure, it interfered with radio contact outside and was nearly impossible to breach physically. Australia was safe. Abandoned by the Empire, their country inhabited by Soviets and their people destroyed, Australia vowed to build their numbers and leave the planet. Technological development continued. In 1965, they placed a man on the moon, Steve Irwin. In 1970, they built a space elevator to a cloaked station in LEO. Technological development continued, until the start of construction on a moonbase - a station in orbit around Luna that would allow for technology research to be conducted into alcotech. Now, in 2010, it is approximately three years from completion. The harsh nature of antarctica, before the construction of Curtin's Curtain, whittled down the population and today, the Australian people stand at 18,000.

Australian magic is primarily devoted to dispellation and disruption of magic, as well as physical enhancement. OTher forms do exist, but are seen as a cultural betrayal and, thanks to the harsh nature of antarctic life, often fatal. Australian thaumaturgy lags behind the major world powers, with only their prowess in the obliteration of magical matrices hiding them from sight by scrying.

Australian technology is far in advance of any other nation. All citizens are rejuvenated at age 60, their bodies returning to the youthful age of 18. Nanotech is in abundance, computing is in advance. Implants, both cybernetic and biological are common and expected. Alco-tech provides unlimited energy, however, the complete lack of resources of Antarctica means that the diminished people must make do. Resources are hewn from the sea bed, dug from the ice or stolen from Australia by daring SASR commandoes, sneaking between the Soviet Dreadnaughts that lurk in the wilds between the protected Red Enclaves that now serve as Australia's population, all transplanted Soviets. Australia no longer maintains contact with Britain after their abandonment.

End goal: Complete lunar station, complete moon base.

Needed: Time, resources.

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Re: The State of the Nation: Australia.-

Post  Tolstak on Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:20 pm

My only problems with this are that it is set 15 years earlier than what I thought we agreed on, and it says the Australians are more advanced than the Soviets. Has anyone got an archive link to the second thread?

Also, I'm thinking of giving Australia its own forum. America got one, and Australia is essentially their technological counterpart. What do you guys think?

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Re: The State of the Nation: Australia.-

Post  Hyperion on Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:52 pm

Tolstak wrote:My only problems with this are that it is set 15 years earlier than what I thought we agreed on, and it says the Australians are more advanced than the Soviets. Has anyone got an archive link to the second thread?

Also, I'm thinking of giving Australia its own forum. America got one, and Australia is essentially their technological counterpart. What do you guys think?
Wasn't sure of the time. Eithjer works. Australia trades a massive tech advantage for a population that's right on the verge of being unviable due to a tiny gene pool and a really, really crappy location, the only advantage of which is that it's a bitch to penetrate. If they weren't more advanced than the soviets, there'd be no point to having them.

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Re: The State of the Nation: Australia.-

Post  The Chairman on Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:54 pm

Second Thread is archived here:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8730788/


And I wouldn't say Australia's tech is more advanced than the Soviets, just shinier.

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Re: The State of the Nation: Australia.-

Post  Tolstak on Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:15 pm

Hyperion wrote:If they weren't more advanced than the soviets, there'd be no point to having them.

The whole point of the setting is Soviets vs. Nazis. We really got sidetracked with the Constitutionalists but that's because zombies are fun. Note that the Constitutionalists have the means to summon what is essentially Cthulhu disguised as a dead president, and are highly skilled in necromancy, but lack the versatility of the Nazis, who use general sorcery with an emphasis on demonology.

The Australians go for a sleek, futuristic look and their stuff is less likely to break, but it would defeat the main purpose of the setting to make their tech better than the Soviets', who are meant to be the technological Yin to the Nazis' sorcerous Yang.

Their main purpose is as a nation dedicated to leaving the planet.

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