History of the New Pacific Order in Cyber Nations
The New Pacific Order divides its history in Cyber Nations into Ages, each of which corresponds with the reign of a particular Emperor, and Eras, which delineate distinct historical periods for the Order in CN.
- 1 Ages
- 2 Eras
- 2.1 Golden Era
- 2.2 Cold War Era
- 2.3 Era of World Unity
- 2.4 Era of Disorder
- 2.5 Era of Peace and Breakdown
- 2.6 Era of Realignment
- 2.7 Era of Armageddon
- 2.8 Lost Era
- 2.9 Era of Isolation
- 2.10 Era of Redemption
- 2.11 Era of Boldness
- 2.12 Era of Upheaval
- 2.13 Renaissance Era
- 2.14 Era of Oculus
- 2.15 Era of Metamorphosis
- 3 External Links
- 4 References
Age of Ivan
The Age of Ivan, the first age of Pacifica in the Cyberverse, can be best characterized by the personality of the man for whom it is named - Ivan Moldavi. Arriving into chaos, Moldavi and the Founders of Pacifica sought to instill Order onto the bleak and barren soil that they discovered. Proclaiming the Red Sphere as their own, to symbolize the blood shed by comrades in other realms and to symbolize the blood they would continue to shed in service to the Great Cause, the New Pacific Order brought civilization to a barbaric world. Through determined charisma and sheer force of will, Ivan Moldavi molded the landscape before him into his own image. In order to establish the New Pacific Order as the penultimate authority within the realm he first established himself as the vocal leader of the Order within the community and through the circumvention of competitors became the nominal leader of that very same community by wresting control of the diplomatic arena from the pretenders in NAAC and GATO, lesser alliances. Through the machinations of political discourse and the blatant manipulation of the populace Moldavi created enemies for the Order so that he could solidify his hold on their hearts and minds while enveloping those souls into an ideal of superiority. Thus the Age of Ivan came to be. Within this tumultuous period of growth and struggle, the Order survived numerous attempts aimed at its destruction by those of weaker will and fortitude. The NAAC was pushed into the role of Enemy with alliances such as Legion and GATO forced into the role of lackey, doing the bidding of the Order. The ODN, founded by those that held personal vendetta against Moldavi and the Founders of Pacifica from another realm, also proved to be simply another pretender to power in the face of the overwhelming superiority of the New Pacific Order. The Age of Ivan was a time of politics on a grand scale, an age of alliances fighting alliances because of failed or engineered diplomacy. This was before the age of idiocy that clouded the latter parts of Moldavi’s rule and still forces the Cyberverse to turn more to lulz than discourse in the thread of a debate. This failure in discourse culminated in the Great Patriotic War, which saw allies give up their oaths and character in order to support those that defiled the realm because they were threatened by the strength of the Order. While Moldavi did not step down until after the Order had regained its position at the top of the world following the stalemated war, the degradation of the Cyberverse truly marks the end of the Age of Ivan more so than any temporal nomenclature. Before the calamity, it was a time of oaths and vows and strength and honor. It was the age of blood and tears, sweat and mettle.
Age of the Pantless Emperor
The Age of the Pantless Emperor, so named for the self-provided moniker of Dilber, second Emperor of the New Pacific Order, was markedly different than that which came before. The Cyberverse had changed during the end of the Age of Ivan into a realm that no longer valued the ideal of political discourse and no longer honored the traditions of alliances acting in accord with their own beliefs, thus the Order had to change with it. But it did not compromise. It adapted. And like every other adaption in the Order’s history, it did so while maintaining the same discipline and character that marked it as superior to every other alliance in the Cyberverse. In order to maintain the control that it had held prior to the Great Patriotic War, Dilber knew that the Order could no longer stand alone as a paragon of superiority within the Cyberverse. He knew that in order to maintain power others had to be bent and broken. Thus he endeavored to set the Order on the path of powerful blocs and multiple alliance conglomerations that resulted in a web of treaties, in which many pieces could be moved and pulled along with just a few pulls of the string. It was through this manipulation of allies, as puppets to a greater plan, that the Second Great War was engineered. While not directly responsible for the war, the carefully placed pieces were part of a grand design by the Order that would allow many of those alliances that had stood against Pacifica in the Great Patriotic War to face Justice. Dilber was the ultimate peacetime Emperor for the New Pacific Order. He moved the Order from the warmongering posturing that was indicative of the Age of Ivan to a more cunning Pacifica. During war, Dilber acknowledged his limitations and created the War Powers Act, which gave military control of the Order to the Commandante of the Pacifican Armed Forces, thus creating a dynamic relationship that produced some of the best diplomatic results the Order had ever seen while maintaining its aggressive negotiating position during times of conflict. The Age of the Pantless Emperor was an age of change, growth and planning.
Age of the Divine Bovine
The Age of the Divine Bovine, the longest age in Pacifican history, is named for the longest serving Emperor of the New Pacific Order, Moo-Cows with Guns, also known as Trotsky's Revenge. Through the leadership of Emperor Revenge the Order reached its greatest heights in the Cyberverse diplomatically and militarily. The voice of the Pacific caused the world to tremble, the mere threat of force laid entire alliances asunder. This age was the culmination of all that had come before. Where Ivan sought to subjugate souls and Dilber sought to bend treaties, Moo utilized the gifts bestowed upon the Order to break backs. And break them the Order did. The Age of the Divine Bovine witnessed the Order climb to the pinnacle of the Cyberverse and on that journey saw it crush those that had stood against Pacifica in the past. But as with all things that rise, a fall did come. The age saw that fall but the Emperor held firm to the reigns through internal strife and led the Order as it faced the world head-on for the second time in its creation. The Armageddon War wrested long held principles from the Order, removing its grasp on its sacred home and introducing a new concept to the cultural dynamic of Pacifica, defeat. But from the ashes the Order rose again and though the Age of the Divine Bovine would end before the terms of defeat were completed, his guidance is what maintained the cultural integrity of Pacifica through its most troubled and tumultuous age.
Age of the Blackbird
The Age of the Blackbird was named for the official title of Emperor Cortath. During the course of his reign, Emperor Blackbird oversaw a period of struggle and rebirth for the Order. His rule began during the tumultuous aftermath of the Armageddon war and the accompanying surrender terms. Cortath oversaw the final payments of reparations to the Karma Coalition, combining economic prowess and organizational capability as never before. The Order at this point was attempting to return to a relatively normal state of affairs, focusing on economic prosperity and member growth. As the Order struggled with the impact of the Armageddon War, it also under went an organizational renaissance. Emperor Blackbird and his government realized that if the Order was to survive it had to adapt to the new age of CyberNations. To go about this, the Council of Pacifica was abolished and a new Department of Internal Affairs was put in its place. Instrumentation that had long since become useless was eliminated from the alliance. The world, though, would not let Pacifica remain at peace. The forces of Doomhouse, a bloc consisting of Umbrella, Mushroom Kingdom, and GOONs, declared an aggressive war on the New Pacific Order. They feared that Pacifica would rise again and, in time, crush them. The Order, though, was in a period severe diplomatic isolation due to the ongoing effects of the Armageddon War and this caused the Order to be hopelessly outnumbered against Doomhouse and its allies. The Age of Blackbird was one of struggle, but also hope, as Pacifica pushed on even in the face of extreme adversity.
Age of the Dragon Emperor
The Age of the Dragon Emperor represented the rise of the New Pacific Order out of the ashes of the Doomhouse War, led by Pacifica's Emperor Mary the Fantabulous. The Dragon Emperor began her reign by negotiating an end to the Doomhouse War. Though the war was the second defeat in Pacifica's history, but it was a defeat in which the Order maintained its dignity and capability. The Order quickly began to recover after the conflict, and Emperor Mary capitalized on post-war growth to make major changes to the alliance, reenergizing the alliance out of the shadow of Armageddon. She decreed that organizational inefficiencies such as Tech Corps and Bank Services being two separate departments should be rectified. On her authority, the Media Department was absorbed into Internal Affairs. The winds of change were coming to Pacifica, change which propelled us to achieving greater heights, pushing us into the forward tempo which resonates to this day. The Dragon Emperor also presided over a rebirth in the Order's foreign policy. The alliance developed many new friendships and allies during this period. The New Pacific Order began to reestablish itself on the international stage under the leadership of the Emperor. A great example of this came during the Grudge War, which saw the forces of Fark and FAN declaring war on the Order. This was the third major aggressive war against the Order, but this time the Dragon Emperor was ready. The New Pacific Order would not stand alone as a large group of close friends came to her defense, showing the progress that had been made by the Dragon Emperor in reinveting Pacifica's image from pre-Armageddon days. The Grudge War was the New Pacific Order's first victory since 2009. The Dragon Emperor had led the Order into an age of rebirth, a rebirth that has given rise to Pacifica today.
Age of the Sword
The Age of the Sword is named after the Sword of the Order and the sixth Emperor of the New Pacific Order, Emperor Brehon. This age marks the return of an offensive mindset not seen since Ivan Moldavi ruled Pacifica. Internally the focus in leadership caused a switch to an Order governed by a military hivemind approach. Internationally, this age represents the Order's return to prominence on the world stage. The Emperor's reign saw a new Pacifican era in international affairs with a "pull no punches" approach to politics. Pacifica signed new treaties with alliances previously considered foes, such as The Last Remnants and Non Grata, but also upgraded previous treaties with alliances such as IRON.
Brehon led the Order into the Dave's War conflict, in which the forces of Pacifica engaged and defeated the Global Order of Darkness and the Viridian Entente. During this time, Brehon initiated a series of internal reforms, refocusing Pacifica more towards an offensive military complex. He also commenced a series of reforms to the internal structure of the alliance, but the reforms were not completely realized during Brehon's reign. However, this mindset led to the domination and expansion of the military at the expense of Internal Affairs. Brehon was most successful in his desire to have a more transparent government to the perception of the Body Republic, holding town hall meetings and allowing questions to the Imperial Staff on matters concerning the alliance and for members to receive an appropriate response.
Brehon's reign marked a new level of boldness for Pacifica not seen since before the Armageddon (Karma) War. Brehon's bold approach had a number of positive characteristics, including the successful creation of a coalition against Doomhouse in the Equilibrium (EQ) War and the subsequent victory that was gained. Despite victory in the war, a number of alliance leaders were dissatisfied with the way the war had been executed and Pacifica's role within it. It led to the Order losing favor on the world stage. These feelings of ill will and their consequences towards the Order were felt later in the year when the Disorder War began. By this time, the mantle and responsibility of the Emperorship was passed onto Farrin, the seventh Emperor of the New Pacific Order, and it became Farrin's trial to survive and atone for.
Age of the Lonestar
The Age of the Lonestar embodies the advances and struggles of the New Pacific Order in the aftermath of the Equilibrium War. The succession of Farrin as the Seventh Emperor of the New Pacific Order brought with it a continuation of policies conceived by Brehon. After the war, Pacifica surpassed ten million Nation Strength and one million units of technology for the first time since the War of Armageddon began. However, the Order faced new international challenges, as the coalition which fought Doomhouse in the Equilibrium War was unable to hold together and split into various factions creating new diplomatic pressures.
Pacifica continued to build relations with its allies, upgrading its treaty with the New Sith Order and establishing a new treaty with the Orange Defense Network. However, even the greatest allies drift apart, including the Independent Republic of Orange Nations who ended their formal relations with the New Pacific Order. Many alliances worried about their position after the war. Many rumors spread including one about several of the Order's allies (Non-Grata [NG] & New Sith Order [NSO]) planning an attack on the New Polar Order. Even when their rumors were refuted, it greatly affected Polaris' diplomatic strategy as they allied the Order of the Paradox, an alliance who Polaris had been at odds with since 2010. At the same time more rumors began to swirl through of a new coalition gathering to make another strike at Pacifica and her allies.
Months of diplomatic tensions gave way on October 31, 2013 when the War of the Orders began, and the New Polar Order, The Order of the Paradox and Fark declared war on Pacifica's ally, the New Sith Order. Farrin led the alliance into battle by a declaration of war on TOP in support of NSO. Over the next few months, Pacifica became embroiled in the trenches, battling nations from nine different alliances. For Pacifica, the war reached its conclusion on February 11, 2014 when the New Pacific Order surrendered to the opposing coalition and levied with terms commanding the Order's largest nations, including Banking nations, who did not fight in the war, could not send or receive aid for 100 days, limiting the ability of the alliance to rebuild. Additionally, the surrender terms included a Non-Aggression Pact (NAP) lasting 9 months between Pacifica and her attackers.
The next 100 days would test Pacifica's mettle and its ability to grow while its largest nations could do nothing but watch. Even with these restrictions imposed upon the alliance could not slow down the rebuilding efforts. The war showcased the dramatic shift in global alliance politics. This shift left the alliance needing to regroup and refocus its foreign policy direction. By this time, Farrin retired and the responsibility of alliance's political future fell upon the shoulders of Letum, the Eighth Emperor of the New Pacific Order.
The Master Age
The Master Age is named for Letum, the Dungeon Master and Eighth Emperor of the New Pacific Order. During his reign the Order returned to a position of dominance and security unmatched since before the War of Armageddon. Appointed Emperor only days before the expiration of Pacifica’s surrender terms from the War of the Orders, Letum moved quickly to shore up NPO’s position, which was still greatly weakened from the war. Pacifica spent the summer equipping virtually all of its nations with DRA and FAC wonders, raising aid slot usage, and funding military wonders for low- and mid-tier nations. The initial months of Letum’s reign also proved transformative diplomatically. NPO achieved détente with the IRON-AZTEC power sphere, which had been alienated by NPO’s conduct in the Equilibrium coalition, and buried the hatchet with Umbrella, a perennial foe since the War of Armageddon.
This laid the groundwork for the Doom War. The Order’s foes had successfully undermined it the prior year and handed it a stinging military defeat in the War of the Orders, but they had been lazy in victory. The New Polar Order and The Order of the Paradox, the chief organizers of the coalition arrayed against Pacifica less than a year prior, made no significant moves during 2014; both paid the price. The Doom War saw the downfall of the Polardoxia sphere, and NPO in particular demonstrated the power and efficiency of its war machine in its front against the Aftermath bloc.
The Order’s status as the dominant power in the Cyberverse was cemented in the six months following the war. By July 2015, NPO signed or upgraded six treaties; shattered five in-game foreign aid record; reclaimed the top spot in the alliance rankings for the first time since 2009; and surpassed the highest score it or any alliance had previously reached. Indeed, NPO occupied a category of its own in foreign aid sent thanks to its extensive wonder purchase and nation development programs.
On August 31, the twelfth anniversary of the August Revolution, Letum announced the formation of Oculus. The bloc indicated that the sphere the Order had been so integral in building was not merely a coalition of convenience but the political status quo for the foreseeable future. Oculus flexed its muscles a month later by declaring war on MI6, a gadfly for both the Order and its Oculus allies. And, although NPO’s membership in Oculus and the bloc’s preemptive attack on TPF during the Oculus-MI6 War provoked TPF into launching a permawar against NPO in February, the Order was ready. For the second time, it was a superpower, peerless in military and economic might and master of its own fate once more.
Age of the Thunder Down Under
The Age of the Thunder Down Under is named for Frawley, the Ninth Emperor of the New Pacific Order. He was crowned on March 9, 2016 at the conclusion of Letum’s nearly two-year reign. Having served as Regent for all of it, Frawley had been integral in engineering Pacifica’s second rise to dominance in the Cyberverse. Thus, many of his policies were continuations of those he and Letum had pursued since 2014. NPO’s treaty with the New Polar Order and NpO’s subsequent admission to Oculus marked the height of Pacifica’s power in the post-Armageddon world and the greatest extent of Oculus's strength. NPO’s policy of proactively confronting military threats also continued under Frawley in, resulting in Invictacide, the Oculus-NADC War, and the War for Maroon Dominance.
However, the most significant acts Frawley took were those that addressed the mounting crisis of inactivity and depopulation confronting Pacifica and world more generally. In May, NPO assumed control of all five Red Senate seats in response to UCR's internal collapse and Invicta's return to the purple sphere, itself a response to UPN’s disbandment. The expansion of the tech bank and lower tier fighter programs was done in part to provide a pool of reliable soldiers and tech producers in a score range that had been disrupted by a lack of new recruits and the protracted war with TPF. Most critically, Frawley saw PW NPO become self-sustaining. Although NPO was founded on Orbis in December 2015, three months before Frawley ascended to the throne in CN, he was its first Emperor. PW NPO also took several months to expand its membership beyond the handful of CN NPO government members who founded it. By the time Frawley retired on August 1, PW NPO had a capable government and a large, stable membership. It would be a home for Pacificans for many years to come.
Age of the Prophet
The Age of the Prophet is named for Lord of Darkness, the Tenth Emperor of the New Pacific Order. His reign began on August 1, 2016 when Frawley abdicated and was mainly spent reforming the Order in Cyber Nations and improving coordination with its sister branches in NationStates and Politics & War. While Frawley, first as Regent and then as Emperor, was the driving force behind the establishment of an NPO branch in Politics & War, Lord of Darkness (“LoD”) was the primary architect of a Pan-Pacifican community stretching across The Pacific, Planet Bob, Orbis, and beyond. His vision for a united New Pacific Order built atop its three existing branches was perhaps the most consequential development in the Order’s history since its founding in 2003.
LoD’s first priorities upon becoming Emperor were somewhat smaller in scope. The restructuring of NPO’s government and bureaucracy in November was essential to keep the alliance functioning. Dangerously low numbers of positions were occupied by active members, and still more were no longer needed. Much of what had formerly been Internal Affairs was shuttered during the consolidation because it was deemed non-essential to Pacifica’s daily workings. Meanwhile, the Diplomatic Corps had become an understaffed shell of its former self in world with too few active foreign alliances to justify a bureaucracy for foreign affairs.
After these sweeping reforms were implemented, most of LoD’s remaining work in CN was devoted to managing the decline of the rest of Planet Bob. Four alliances had left Oculus since the bloc’s founding in 2015: Aurora Borealis disbanded and Sengoku merged into Umbrella in 2016, and both Umbrella and Non Grata exited the bloc in 2018 to raid their way into disbandment. Outside of Oculus, several other NPO allies disbanded or merged: R&R disbanded in 2016; Atlas merged into GATO; and Last Call and Alpha Wolves both merged into CLAWS in 2018. Over the previous several years many of NPO’s allies had all but ceased to conduct their foreign policies independently: although none disbanded, the governments of TLR, NATO, DT, and VE largely went inactive without capable successors in place. And, amidst all of this, prominent alliances continued to fade out of existence. UPN, TOP, NSO, MI6, TPF and STA disbanded; Fark, MHA, GPA, WTF, Sparta, FAN, RIA, Grämlins, NADC, and countless others did little more than keep their nations alive.
This era takes place from the founding of the New Pacific Order right up to the Warpstorm War. It has been named the Golden Era as it was a time of great growth for the Order, up to the end of the Warpstorm War when the world as a whole ceased to stand with the NPO as they once had.
Cold War Era
This era takes place following the end of the Warpstorm War in July. Later that month (July 15) a chain of events set off the Great Patriotic War (or Great War I). The war lasted for about two weeks before a peace deal was reached. Following this, both sides, one led by the New Pacific Order and the other by LUEnited Nations, formed blocs, being the World Unity Treaty and League respectively. Following this there lasted a "cold war" period before Great War II was declared over the issue of the alliance of Fark, which ended with the surrender and end of the League.
Era of World Unity
This era takes place following the end of Great War II. With the League having surrendered, the World Unity Treaty became the most powerful bloc in the history of CN. Peace did not last long however, as Great War III broke out between WUT and Aegis, a war coalition consisting of former League alliances and their allies. The war ended with the defeat of Aegis and several of those alliances disbanding, making WUT the undisputed power. Following this, a number of wars occurred, notable among them was the FAN-WUT War, which began on June 18 and was set to continue for many months ahead, making it one of the longest wars. It was also in this time, that the Holy War of Farkistan ended. Then on August 10, the Unjust Path treaty bloc was announced, with several WUT alliances in it.
Era of Disorder
This era takes place following the formation of the Unjust Path. Rifts began to develop among the signatories of the World Unity Treaty, threatening its existence. The Order attempted to balance all of its commitments but to no avail, as on September 9 the Unjust War began. The war was tricky for the Order, as allies and former allies fought on both sides. Following the end of the war - which resulted in the end of the World Unity Treaty - a new bloc was formed, One Vision, between NPO, NpO, IRON and GGA. Then on December 7 another new bloc was formed, larger than WUT and the most powerful in history, the Continuum.
Era of Peace and Breakdown
This era takes place following the formation of the Continuum. On December 17 the NPO and One Vision allies redeclared on FAN, sparking the FAN-1V War, which would last for over a year. Following this a number of wars occurred between January and June involving the Order and its allies for various reasons. These include the GATO-1V War. Then on June 22, the New Polar Order was ejected from One Vision following a vote of the three other signatories, signalling a relative end of peace since the last global war.
Era of Realignment
This era takes place following the ejection of the NpO from One Vision, and the subsequent acceptance of MCXA and Echelon into the bloc. Sides for the next large war began to align which ultimately culminated in the War of the Coalition. The war also saw the creation of Vox Populi which went on to target members of the Continuum in a protracted propaganda campaign in an attempt to split the bloc. At the end of the War of the Coalition the Continuum still reigned supreme but the power base began to crack as an Anti-Order/Anti-Hegemony movement gathered steam. The climax of this time was the formation of Karma and the beginning of the War of Armageddon (or Karma War), one that would result in a decisive shift in power.
Era of Armageddon
The War of Armageddon which began on April 21 over allegations of the alliance of Ordo Verde rapidly turned into a much bigger war as the Order and then other allies faced off multiple alliances, brought into the fray through treaty commitments. The war lasted for three months, with it finally coming to an end in July as the NPO signed the surrender document. The Karma War had shattered the side known as the Hegemony, bringing an end to the power blocs of One Vision and the Continuum. Later, Emperor Moo stepped down and appointed Cortath in his place. On May 20, 2010, the Order completed its reparations and was released from its surrender terms, signalling a new beginning. After that time, the Order grew in strength including reaching over 5000 nuclear weapons held.
On May 20, with the completion of the Karma War surrender terms, Emperor Cortath declared the interregnum ended. During this time period, the Order experienced explosive growth and recovery from the Karma War. On July 31, the Council Pacifica was abolished and Internal Affairs Operations was created. Also in July, the Red Safari occurred, in which several tech raiding alliances attempted to goad the Order into war by attacking unaligned Red nations which NPO protects via the Revenge Doctrine. Shortly after this, NPO canceled its PIAT with GATO due to events surrounding the Six Million Dollar War.
Era of Isolation
During the Era of Isolation, the enmity between NPO and MK further expanded on November 25, when NPO expelled MK diplomats from the Order's forums and forcibly closed their embassy. These events further isolated NPO in the treaty web and contributed to the direct declaration of war on the New Pacific Order by Mushroom Kingdom, GOONS, Umbrella, Federation of Armed Nations and later Nordreich. This war occurred in concurrence with the large PB-NpO War and quickly grew to a global scale. It was during this time that Cortath stepped down as Emperor and was succeeded by Mary the Fantabulous. NPO's coalition capitulated on May 2 and the DH-NPO War came to an end after the completion of limited war on May 29, 2011.
Era of Redemption
The Era of Redemption began after the four-month-long Doom House (DH-NPO) War ended. Pacifica's international relations were shaken up after the stagnant period in the realm of foreign affairs during the Era of Isolation. The TLR and GATO treaties realigned the New Pacific Order towards the CnG sphere. Additionally, the Order upgraded and expanded relations with TIO from an ODP to an MDoAP. Unfortunately not all relationships can survive and prosper. It was in best interest of the Order to drop its treaty with The Legion and to downgrade Invicta to an ODoAP.
Internally, Pacifica begin a period of department consolidation. The Pacific Bank and the Technology (Tech) Corps were merged into the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). Furthermore, Media Affairs and all subsidiary departments were merged into Internal Affairs. These measures were done to create a more effective work environments needing less people to maintain with a greater level of synergies in between.
In November of 2011, the Grudge War erupted. The New Pacific Order declared its formal support for Independent Republic of Orange Nations (IRON) & The Order of the Paradox (TOP) to help assist and protect its allies Vahalla and Olympus, even though the NPO did not engage any targets. However, these actions had consequences. Shortly thereafter, the Federation of Armed Nations (FAN) & Farkistan (Fark) declared war on the Order as a pre-emptive strike. This began the Fark (Fark-NPO) War, a subconflict of the global war. From this point forward, the war expanded quickly with NPO's allies eager to help defend Pacifica. In December, the New Pacific Order made its first offensive DoW since the Karma (Armageddon) War in 2009, and declared war on Sparta in defense of Olympus. The war continued to rage until January 23, 2012. In the end, it was a glorious day for Pacifica and her allies, as the war ended in the first NPO victory in almost three years.
Era of Boldness
On February 4, 2012, shortly after the Fark (Fark-NPO) War, Brehon succeeded Mary the Fantabulous to become the sixth Emperor of the New Pacific Order. Brehon's ascension into power marks the beginning of the Era of Boldness. Following the coronation, Emperor Brehon chose Bakamitai to become the Imperial Regent. Additionally Brehon reinstituted the position of Counselor and appointed Imperator Emeritus Mary the Fantabulous. Furthermore, on February 11, Bakamitai was again honored, this time with the distinction and title of Hero of the Order for aiding and protecting Pacifica above and beyond the call of duty for any member. Bakamitai deserved the title for his work in sustaining the NPO's forum network from multiple threats and working rapidly to ensure and prevent all disasters from occurring.
The Era of Boldness marks the beginning of the return of Pacifican development on Planet Bob. Internally, this era is represented by the growth in reach and power of Military Affairs and its expansion into all aspects of Pacifican internal life creating significant changes in the Order's internal department structure and leadership positions. However these reforms were not realized throughout the reign of Emperor Brehon and it led to a period of decreased internal performance. Externally, Brehon's reign saw a new direct and "in your face" approach to diplomacy. Continuing the great work from Mary, the Order expanded on its diplomatic efforts and its dedication and support of her allies with a willingness to forgive past grievances of previous foes. Several treaties were signed in rapid progression. First an oDoAP with Oceania (OCN) on February 5. Then an upgrade with The Last Remnants (TLR) from an ODP to an MDoAP on March 3. Finally an upgrade with the Global Alliance and Treaty Organization (GATO) from a PIAT to an oDoAP on April 23. However, not all relationships could stand the test of time. On May 2, Pacifica announced it would be withdrawing from the Red Dawn accord. Even without Red Dawn, the Order continued to support all mutually decided upon Red Team Senators. Furthermore, even with the loss of one treaty the New Pacific Order continued to make new inroads around the globe signing, on May 4, an oDoAP with Non Grata (NG), and a MDoAP with the Independent Republic of Orange Nations (IRON). The summer months brought the Order new and upgraded relations with signing the following treaties: a MnDoAP with OCN, a MDoAP with Anarchy Inc (AI), a MDoAP with GATO, and a PIAT with TORN.
Boldness and a drive for dominance marked all aspects of Pacifica's dealings in the world. On June 13, 2013, Emperor Brehon made the bold statement expressing the Order's anger and concern over the Mushroom Kingdom's (MK) recent actions and conflicts and reaffirmed the intent of Pacifica to defend her allies. In defense of her allies, the New Pacific Order, on June 25, declared war on the Global Order of Darkness (GOD) and entered the global conflict which became known throughout the Cyberverse as the Dave War. The Dave War basis laid in the aggression of MK for harboring Dave93 who was accused of spying on the Commonwealth of Sovereign Nations (CSN) while a member of The Imperial Order. On June 26, Pacifica was countered by Virdian Entente (VE) in defense of GOD. Pixels collided and the battle raged until the Order attained peace with VE on July 13 and GOD on August 3. The Dave War ended with a crushing defeat of the enemies of Pacifica and her allies.
After the Dave War, Brehon continued to pursue a bold policy among the Cyberverse alliances. This culminated in the Equilibrium (EQ) War on January 18, 2013. The EQ War represented a coalition of alliances (AI, IRON, NPO, NATO, and TIO) declaring war on Umbrella in response to Umbrella's repeated violations against AI. The war hastily expanded and lasted for over three months. In conclusion, on March 27, Umbrella surrendered with Pacifica and her allies being victorious once again. However, the post war world would be difficult for the Order to navigate. The New Pacific Order had allies on both sides of the EQ conflict and it was the NPO desire to maintain good relationships with each and every one of them. This coupled with problems occurring at the coalition leadership level during the war would breed resentment. These factors would result in dire consequences and shifts in international relations for Pacifica in the coming days.
Era of Upheaval
Within a month after the New Pacific Order's victory in the Equilibrium (EQ) War, Brehon abdicated from his role as Emperor and passed the torch to Farrin who became the seventh Emperor of the Order on April 23, 2013. After ascending to the throne, Farrin chose Red to take up the mantle and become Regent. In the months which followed the war, Pacifica continued to flourish and develop. Thanks to the Order's economic machine, the alliance continued to achieve new levels of greatness such as surpassing 10 Million Nation Strength (NS) and passed one million technological units for the first time since before the Karma (Armageddon) War.
Diplomatically, several changes occurred from the aftermath of the Equilibrium (EQ) War. Pacifica upgraded her treaty with the New Sith Order, to a MnDoAP. Additionally, the New Pacific Order and the Orange Defense Network (ODN) pursued greater relations spurred on by their common allies of GATO and TLR via the CnG treaty. Despite years of tensions and the hostile history between the two alliances, a new era of peace and cooperation became reality with the signing of an MnDoAP with ODN in April of 2013.
However, not all changes in the aftermath of the EQ war were positive for the Order. Several major events took place in the Cyberverse. It was the decision of the Independent Republic of Orange Nations to forge a new path and they ended their long standing relation with the New Pacific Order. Correspondingly, several alliances began making movements against Pacifica and her allies due to the rumor that several of the Order's allies (Non-Grata [NG] & New Sith Order [NSO]) were planning an attack on the New Polar Order. The rumor turned out to be false and nothing notable came about regarding an attack on Polaris. However, Polar did not take this idle threat lightly and the whole of Planet Bob took notice at the signing of the NpO-TOP MDoAP.
Seven months after the end of the Equilibrium War, on October 31, 2013, a new coalition consisting of Fark, NpO and TOP formed. Their goal was simple, the destruction of NSO citing the rumors that NSO was trying to attack Polaris first in the past. Pacifica responded in defense of her allies and made a formal declaration of war against TOP on November 2, 2013. The response from the enemy partnership came in the form of nine alliances attacking Pacifica and plunging the whole of Planet Bob into war. One of the nine was the New Polar Order, which was the first time either alliance had officially attacked the other. The war lasted until February 11, 2014 when the New Pacific Order admitted defeat and surrendered to the coalition with terms dictating that the Order's largest nations, including Banking nations, who did not fight in the war, are unable send or receive aid for 100 days, slowing down the rebuilding effort. Furthermore, the surrender terms included a Non-Aggression Pact (NAP) lasting 9 months between Pacifica and her attackers (New Polar Order, The Order of Paradox, Sparta, Mi6, GOONS, Valhalla, Invicta, The Legion, and Christian Coalition of Countries).
The Renaissance Era marks the eighteen months after NPO’s surrender in the War of the Orders. During this period, Pacifica reattained the strength and security it first lost in the War of Armageddon and revitalized many of its internal functions.
After the War of the Orders, Farrin remained Emperor for nearly the duration of NPO’s surrender terms. On May 20, three days before the expiration of the terms and seven before Pacifica once again surpassed 10 million nation strength, Letum succeeded Farrin and named Frawley his Regent. They spent much of the next six months repairing the Order’s diplomatic position and revitalizing its internal affairs. On May 29, NPO cancelled its treaty with the New Sith Order, severing ties with an ally that had become a liability with friend and foe alike. On June 5, Jesse End and Lord of Darkness announced the completion of Orion, a replacement for Unimatrix Zero, NPO’s aging system for economic and military management. Later that month, the Research and Development department was reopened to overhaul Pacifica’s guides, a task it would complete in October. In July, Pacific University reopened, offering the Body Republic courses on Pacifican culture, history, and philosophy.
June and July also saw NPO sign two new treaties: a MnDoAP with Atlas and a Red senate treaty with Invicta and the Union of Communist Republics. Letum’s foreign policy bore more consequential fruits later in the year. In October, NPO and IRON signed an ODoAP, reestablishing their on again, off again relationship. Finally, on November 10, NPO signed a MnDoAP with Umbrella, reshaping the treaty web in an instant. Umbrella and Pacifica had been antagonists at best and, more often than not, outright enemies since the Doom House War. Besides gaining an ally with the upper tier strength it had been without since 2011, NPO undermined the positions of two alliances most responsible for its defeat in The War of the Orders: The Order of the Paradox and the New Polar Order.
The Order and its allies wasted no time in exploiting the weakness of TOP and NpO. On November 7, Doom Squad declared war on Invicta with the intention of starting a global war. When Supernova X, Invicta’s bloc-mate in Aftermath, countered Doom Squad on November 12, NPO declared war on SNX alongside Umbrella. It quickly became apparent that the advent of Orion and a revamped approach to nation development had transformed the Order from a force to be reckoned with into a military juggernaut: NPO's 338 nations wrecked the entire 651-nation Aftermath bloc with little assistance from Pacifican allies. Aftermath surrendered on January 8, handing the Order a lopsided victory and marking a turning point in its post-Armageddon history. NPO had played a leading role in assembling a coalition for an offensive war, fought on the same side as all of its allies, and suffered little diplomatic blowback for its actions.
Following the war, NPO continued to sign treaties at a brisk pace. February brought an MnDoAP with Sengoku; March saw an upgrade with IRON to an MnDoAP as well as an ODoAP with The Dark Templar; with April came MnDoAP’s with R&R and Last Call; June brought an ODoAP with the Viridian Entente. By mid-2015, Pacifica and her allies had amassed enough strength to be all but unassailable.
The conclusion of the Doom War also brought explosive economic growth. The Order’s rebuild was swift: in April of 2015, NPO became the #1 ranked alliance for the first time since the War of Armageddon, having gained 25 points of score since the end of the war and climbed three spots in the rankings. This represented a 50% increase in score over a span of just three months and a 200% increase since NPO’s surrender in the War of the Orders. And, for the first time since the Doomhouse War, Pacifica had an upper tier.
In June, NPO was handed another chance to demonstrate the capacity of the economic system it had spent the past year revitalizing. A Red Senate proposal gave the Red Team an extra aid slot for four weeks, which showcased the Order's economic capacity under Orion. NPO sent almost 18,000 units of technology within the first 24 hours, 22,500 units in a single day, and 246,600 units over the extra slot's duration, breaking five in-game aid records in the process. Even sweeter, Pacifica became the strongest alliance by score in history on July 1, surpassing its own score from the eve of the War of Armageddon in April 2009. Later that month, the Order could mark the sixth anniversary of its surrender to the forces of Karma knowing that it had truly rebounded to the height of its former power and glory.
Era of Oculus
The formation of the Oculus bloc on August 31, 2015 marks the beginning of the Era of Oculus. Oculus was the most powerful bloc since the dissolution of The Continuum during the Karma War and unrivalled in strength by any bloc in history save the Continuum itself. NPO and the rest of Oculus declared war on MI6 on October 9, beginning the Oculus–MI6 War and laying seeds of NPO’s next conflict. Angry with NPO’s foreign policy direction and its treatment during the Oculus-MI6 War, TPF declared war on NPO on February 14, 2016.
After reigning for 660 days – longer than any previous Emperor except Moo – Letum stepped down on March 9 and appointed his Regent, Frawley, the Ninth Emperor of the New Pacific Order. Ten days later, the Order entered the Sengoku-SPATR War, declaring on SPATR in support of Sengoku. On June 6, NPO declared war on Invicta and announced its support for Non Grata and the New Polar Order, both of which had declared war on MI6 earlier that day. Both conflicts ended in victory for the Order and its allies on August 24.
In the midst of these wars, Pacifica reintroduced two foreign policies that it hadn’t pursued since 2009. First, in light of Invicta’s departure from the red sphere and UCR’s declining activity levels, Frawley announced that NPO would elect its candidates to every seat of the Red Senate. Additionally, on June 4, NPO signed a mutual defense treaty with the New Polar Order, ending a seven-year period of rocky, often antagonistic relations between the two Orders. On August 1, after a short but productive reign, Frawley abdicated in favor of Lord of Darkness, his Regent.
Era of Metamorphosis
Although the New Pacific Order had experienced two and a half years of economic prosperity and military victories, by late 2016 it was forced to confront a new problem. Externally, Pacifica was still all but unassailable; internally, though, it was plagued by widespread inactivity and a shortage of manpower. Its leadership had spent years defining a vast array of tasks for a more active Body Republic to carry out, many of them non-essential. So, despite having the largest membership of any alliance, NPO found itself barely able to keep its sprawling bureaucracy staffed and running.
The second restructure of the Order’s government on November 17 marked the start of the Era of Metamorphosis. The restructure was a major step in a long process of organizational consolidation that saw the most drastic pruning of NPO’s bureaucracy ever. The Diplomatic Corps, the Media Corps, and Pacific University were shuttered. Recruiter Corps was merged into the Praetorian Guard; the House Sitter Guard and the entire Department of Economic Affairs were consolidated under Military Command. Other adjustments were made to improve the functionality of the Pacifican government, the most important of which was assigning broader and more flexible responsibilities to the Imperial Officers and to the newly-created Exarchate.
This focus on internal restructuring and membership engagement was apparent in Pacifica’s foreign policy during this Era: NPO signed no new treaties and entered wars mainly in support of its allies. In February-May of 2017, NPO fought Old Guard, Knights of the Round Table, and The Templar Knights in the War for Maroon Dominance, a conflict initiated in by Pacifican allies Non Grata and The Last Remnants in their bid to control the maroon sphere. Oculus declared war on TTK in July for plotting against it and on NADC in August for conspiring to violate surrender terms from an earlier conflict.
However, although all of those conflicts were easy, lopsided victories for Pacifica and her allies, the ongoing wars against TPF and the SPATR coalition were not. NPO alone was engaged against TPF and fought the lion’s share of Oculus’s wars against SPATR. Both opposing forces resorted to guerrilla tactics almost immediately after their respective wars began, and neither was willing to negotiate peace. Pacifican Military Command created new units of highly active NPO nations tasked with keeping enemy combatants in perpetual anarchy.
Until 2017, Pacifica had only partly addressed the depopulation and decline of Planet Bob. On August 28, Emperor Lord of Darkness announced the Order’s comprehensive solution: joining the three existing branches of the New Pacific Order as autonomous pillars of a single Pacifican community that stretched beyond the niche confines of political simulators. Although it was only an announcement, it represented a radical shift in purpose for the CN branch of the Order. The prosperity of future generations of Pacificans would no longer depend upon a now-desolate world.
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