Oh I read it, and I agree. Sure could use a name more swanky than "North by Southwest Umeria Company", but other than that I'm on board with it. Amusingly, I've like five fictional drugs made up already to sell to you people too. If there's anything I'd want to add it's that San Dorado sold you the guns you needed to combat the people hopped up on San Dorado drugs. Because profit, baby.Simon_Jester wrote:Did you read my post? The Cocaine Wars seem like exactly the sort of thing your 19th century guys would have gotten involved in. I can change that bit if you like, though.
I have no beef with that, although San Dorado learned very early on (like, 17th century early) that this is the sort of operation you run through a shell company that folds when the colony goes bust. That way it doesn't come back on the syndicates actually running the show. Vague resentment is perfectly understandable though: even if company B sold them the stuff they needed to get rid of company A the scholar-bureaucrats must have been plenty smart enough to realize that one way or the other they were getting screwed by companies from across the sea.Also, I envision something like what you're describing with Sorchus having happened during the rise of the Technocrats in Umeria. The "Guerilla Accountability Vanguard" is the organization that later evolved into the Umerian secret police, and they had considerable grudges against San Doradan firms involved in colonialist exploitation of the country by the time the 1940s rolled around.
I certainly wouldn't mind sharing a continent with you.Maybe I could be on the same continent as Omnia and San Dorado? I'd have to be a fair distance from San Dorado, though. Could bump up against Champa without problems, though they'd probably get ancy around Umeria's nuclear reactors.
Basket case states referred more to Omnia than you, although I'll admit the mention of Bangladesh didn't exactly give me the impression you were running the most high-tech of states .madd0ct0r wrote:Additional basket cases states? Why Champa is a very modern and progressive, upwardly mobile country. We're constantly seeking higher ground you know.
You probably don't want to be immediately next to me for... well, obvious reasons. I could see Champa as a nation slightly farther away that's only recently been designated a market of interest by various megacorps though. "Hey guys, these folks appear to be progressive and upwardly mobile... I bet we can screw them out of a buck or two!" .