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  1. No Dev Update before 1940.....
  2. One direct encounter this week: Augusta vs Lexington: 3-1 Added Augusta and Dunkerque to their respective club despriction lists. Anyone remember Dunkerque? Maybe we should put her name past Wichita.... INPF1 not much changed at the top. Conte di Cavour reigns supreme.(Skip to 3:50 in the video for context.) Leningrad however slipped an stagnates. Luckily for Leni, Belfast, Kongou and to a lesser extent Algerié slip as well. But Augusta seized the moment an shot up on third place, bringing her slowly into striking range for Leningrad at least. Nothing changed at the bottom as all teams their either lost or had no match this week. INPF2 similar to the upper house, Arizona was pretty safe in her top position, but behind her Admiral Graf Spee managed a small victory row and now is in striking distance to Arizona with only two points behind. Exeter, Hood and Béarn all left points on the pitch and now find themselves below AGS. The only other action was Scharnhorst climbing from 11th to 8th, but that area of the table is all pretty even. Axum still has the remainder of this month to prove to me that her team will have a season 2019/2020.
  3. *sips his tea* Nice. >Admiral Bertrand, is our resident Belle, Axum. So the captain tells Axum, that Admiral Bertrand is our resident Belle? Does the Admiral know? A Dev Update is much needed. I hope it comes soon, but this year will be sufficient. So, Ark Royal would be nice too.
  4. Been a bit busy, so no club updates today. But a short overview about the direct duels this week: USS Salt Lake City vs USS Houston : 2-1 HMCS Saguenay vs USS Augusta : 1-1 Dunkerque vs Béarn : 4-1 (last week) Scharnhorst vs Nürnberg : 0-4 INPF1: Conte and Leningrad start to distance themselves a bit from the others. Now the hunter group of Belfast, Kongou and Algerie have to already hope for a mistake done by those two and can't simply outrun them. The midfield now is basically the area where the US Walküren steam around and with Houston they also define the beginning of the danger zone. Pola and Kumano could limp ahead of Moskva this week, taking them temporarily out of immediate demotion area, but not by much. Perth had no match this week, so no points were lost there actually. Maybe they win, next time? For the first time? INPF2: Not much changed at the top. Béarn catched up with the pursuers of Arizona since all three top ships let some or all feathers this week. The bottom however is a bit more interesting, since Nürnberg and Nagato got ahead of Takao, who was pretty midfield last week, but now became the border between the mediocre and the bottom area. Aoba left last place by kicking Nevada and Kitakami one down each.
  5. Fifth matchday is done. I added the clubs of Leningrad and Admiral Graf Spee in the league descriptions..... and the club of Rawalpindi, for a sad reason. INPF 1 is again topped off by Conte di Cavour and Leningrad managed to squeeze in on 2nd place, pushing Belfast one place down. But Leningrad has also one match more than the others under her belt. While Conte is stil lwithout defeat, Kongous first defeat cost her 5 places at once. At the bottom a lot happended at once. Pola won her first match, getting her on par with safe placed Walküren. At the same time a result of Perth was corrected, from victory to loss.... so she's now the only ship without points. That was my mistake, I misread a score. Also i switched from the Kölm mens team to the women team, which gave Köln a small boost in points. INPF 2 ... I start with the bad news: I eliminated Rawalpindi from the competition. After I picked up nothing, then something, then a bit more, but confusing news about pakistan football, I now suspect there will be no domestic club matches in the foreseeable future in Pakistan, at least none I can pick up. Sorry Rawa. Another "bad" news: Arizone is no loner USS Undefeated! She had to take in her first loss. This brings Exeter, Hood and even Béarn (two matches less than Arizona) in striking distance for the next matchday to snatch the lead position from that Yank. The bottom sees Axum still without matches, but unlike with Rawa, I have no reason to believe the season will not be held.... yet. So she stays on. While Kitakami couldn't score, because all teams not participating in the Tenno-Cup had no matches, Nevada and Aoba could. Aoba however failed to get any points, so she fell onto last place of teams with matches and Nevada could keep touch with the very narrow lower half of the table.
  6. This is it. This is the turning point. A few things I'd like to add: The Altona incident was very important to the Nazis own mythology. I read the Abel letters and a lot of Nazis mention it in a very "this was the uniting moment, where we found ultimate resolve to stand together against the forces destroying Germany" tone. And some even acknowledge that a) the police = the state was against them in that moment but b) had finally come to terms with the Nazis saving Germany. The move Göring made in the Reichstag (by being completely caught off guard, stubborness or cleverness, idc) actually was a sign to the public that you could make politics with the Nazis. Think about it: He tried to protect the Reichstag and he held a vote of no confidence against THE representant of the "old" Germany and it was a proposal by the KPD, the communists he eventually put through, although it was immaterial. It was a very misleading sign, but it helped consolidating their voting numbers against the negative impact of street violence. Oh and he broke the rules of the Reichstag by ignoring von Papen.... so yo ucan say the Nazis ignored it the moment they gained any power in it. But that's a truck full of hindsight. At the same time it showed (also falsely) that the Communists were actually the only force standing up if not for democracy, at least against all forces trying to destroy it, also giving them something positive in contrast to the negative impact of street violence caused by them and the Nazis on their image. Btw Hinderburg and von Papen had anticipated the commie move, by pre signing a dissolution order which only needed a date on it. That's how it only took 30 minutes to get it ready and into the Reichstag. Ironically its reason was "the try of the Reichstag to abolish my (the presidents) decree from November 4th" .... which did not exist.... yet? The Center party btw are not centrists, but political catholicism. They lost almost all voters after the CDU managed to form their idea in an all-chistian party, making the "Zentrumspartei" pretty much obsolete. Where the video stops is, what did von Papen have to say? If you saw the video, the only planned topic for the session was originally his declaration of government. Since there was no Reichstag in session anymore, he gave it via radio. In short summary: He complains how the Reichstag mistreated his government. He pats himself on the back for getting rid of reparations, without mentioning the 3 billion end payment (which he would've mentioned in the Reichstag along with heavily scolding the other nations.) Everyone talks about disarmament, but only Germany has to forcefully disarm itself in a world full of gunnuts. No wonder the Germans are afraid and at the same time don't believe their state can protect them. Von Papen actually heavily references Mussollini on this who declared that Italy is the only "Versaille state" to take Germanys concerns serious. He uses this to bridge from "Germany the suffering" (economically for the world, but the world does nothing for Germany) to "look how well my government handled economical reconstruction". On a personal note I'm a bit shocked how often he uses the word "social" here.... I thought that was a thing only after the foundation of the Bundesrepublik, but already in Weimar, even the most right wing monarchists had to signal with it not to be some "unsocial" coldhearted monster. Even if they were anyways. (In short: He's social, because he fights unemployment. His opinion, not a fact.) Von Papen then give the German economy runners, company bosses, whatever you call them, a carte blanche. Wow. (The free development of the economy will not be hindered by the government. The wording comes accross more drastic in German.) And then comes the good part: Weimar Republic is a failure and has to be replaced! He proposes a system similar to modern France, where the president is sometimes called "elected monarch", but with even less parliamentary power, no parties at best and the voting age lifted above University age. So at least 25 or older. He enviosions a (paraph.) "all-German strong leader with only the best for Germany on his mind".
  7. Dear @TwoHeavens I only agree on you on the use of the term hovercraft. The concept itself was in the heads of several minds long before the 1930s and it is only a very small fictional step from rocket science being spread by magazines, including blueprints of DIY rockets - which is a historical fact, without such magazines the manned moon landings would've never been done- to magazines like the Amazing Stories one in which Ziolkowskis stories he apparently wrote (yeah, looked that one up) would fit just fine. The other thing is, that we move ina fictional universe and one which was used before by another game. So if Sheherazade gets any hints at hovercraft/glideboats enthusiasts or magazines in the 1931 update (if it ever is released), your point is completely out of the window.
  8. Fourth matchday is done. I added the club of Belfast for INPF 1 and of Exeter for INPF2 in the descriptions. INPF 1 has suddenly Belfast up there with Kongou. Since Belfast has two matches more under her belt, it might not last. However Kongou is now the sole single unbeaten team of INPF 1 and Conte loses 2 places, but Wichita suddenly is only mediocre on 8th from 3rd last week. The dynamic between Moskva and Leningrad has balanced out as expected. While Kumano made it to safety for now, Tenryuu and Pola seem a bit stuck there. Perth has actually an advantage of one match less over Verdun and Köln. We'll see if that helps. INPF 2 Holey Moley Arizona! 7 (in words: seven. SEVEN!) matches undefeated grants her the undisputed top. Quite impressive. Another interesting thing is the kcik down, the Royal Navy gave the French Navy from the spots behind USS Undefeated. Bearn and Dunkerque had to make way for Exeter and Hood. Nevada finally scored, setting her apart from the still not playing Rawa and Axum... or at least I can't find it. All in all the INPF 2 is a bit more inequal, since the spread of points is way larger than in INPF 1. With two Royal Navy ships posted with their clubs and two Royal Navy ships kicking two French Navy ships down the ladder, please feel free to play "Rule Britannia". I also placed my bets. And I got a question: I follow the Köln mens team, but the Köln wmoen team also plays first class. Since we talking Walküren here, should I rather follow men or women teams?
  9. 7 and I bet you a pack of ground horrifying tar.
  10. Okay, here we go. I choose for both Questions Option 1. For everyone unfamiliar with it, Swarzchild metric propably refers to the mathematic description of the gravitation of an even, static und uncharged body of mass. It's usually what you see in all the science shows about space. Which is probably wrong, since they often show rotating bodies like planets or charged ones like stars..... but don't mind me, I'm really no physician. I'm a bit disappointed it's an Ami and a friend from afar, instead of a floating baguette after 29 asks "The enemy?". But I think she's too neutral and selfcontrolled for an emotional reaction, so nevermind. She calls it eccentric, the British admiralty calls it "fraternizing with the enemy", but it's just words, eh? Discussing Einstein-Rosen bridges can get you killed in a German harbour. Just saying. WIE ZUM GEIER KOMMT DIESE EMOTIONSGESTÖRTE KAPUZENTAUCHGLOCKE DARAUF, DASS ICH WAS MIT DEM OBERSCHWARZKITTEL ZU TUN HABEN KÖNNTE UND DANN AUCH NOCH IN SEINEM STAB????? Vielleicht meint sie ja mich? DAS hättest du wohl gern..... (yes, the SS holds a special place in my heart.) If U-29 has some of that Aquavit left somewhere, I accept her apology. Ts, only because I can reach the Wewelsburg in under 30 minutes from home....... That "dominating and manipulating at considerable distances" is disturbing. Expecially given U-29 is the one using the word "considerable" here. Belfast is just worried, because our coffee is called "Hag". And she should really stay clear of Saxons from Saxon proper. They take their coffee seriously there. And only horrifying tar is strong enough to have any effect on Germans. ... Yes, I'm always that humble. Yes, Arizona confirms a lot of unfortunate preconceptions about certain Colonists. Chiyoda is really touching here. And you can bully her into drawing "embarassing pictures", if not in front of the person depicted. I'll keep that in mind. *sigh* Felix America quod impudicus Arizona met suum vocatur. And hugging is only permitted, after swearing loyalty. There was a possessive pronoun in that sentence. Did I spot some German? Aber ja doch!
  11. So next update is Pola being after Ninja?
  12. I just want to point out, that laz's quotes are easily identifiable by his typical spelling errors.
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