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RNC RSS feed (CR news)
« on: January 25, 2008, 06:44:13 PM »


The Republics News Corporation, the leading newscaster in the Confederate Republics, has begun an internet RSS feed to anyone who wants it. All stories will be published in several languages.

(ooc: I'm only posting them in English though)
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Re: RNC RSS feed (CRA news)
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 08:17:28 PM »
On 26 January 2008, Arch Chancellor Lee issued an major order for troop deployment into the Republic of Centeral Sudan to quell Atenist Extremeists causing violence in Omdurman and the surrounding areas.

There are rumors of a CRA-Glashima confrence to speak of future relations.

Drug and crimes near the Somalia-Republic of Kenya border have decreased signifiantly due to increased land and sea border partols, however, the army has with drawn almost completly from the area, and the patrols have been taken up by civilian police.

The plans for state education porgrams seem to have been put on the back burner until the situation in Omdurman can be sorted out. However, the Kenyan government has made efforts on a local level to conduct their own non-national education programs.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 08:48:15 PM »
On Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Arch Chancellor Vows for Modernization

In a relatively short state of the Confederacy address, A.C. Lee vowed to revolutionize the nation by promising electricity, water and food to every household in the CRA by the end of 2008.

Africa in Space?

Some elite investors in the CRA have been pressuring the Confederate government to subsidize a space program. Although, due to what Lee has said, it will be postponed due to "more down to Earth" situations.

Environmental Progress

Two bills in the Council, one to ban non-bio plastics, and one to implement a subsidy for alternative energies, are likely to pass on to the AC's desk by the end of March. Lee has said that he will gladly sign the bills.

Free Trade With Glashima

Also in his state of the Confederacy address, Lee announced a free trade agreement between the CRA and Glashima. He made no specifics on the alliance, but he did confirm he met with Neil Wilcott of Glashima on Monday.

A Funeral for a Friend

Governor Aijaz Khalil, whom was killed by terrorists on last Thrusday, will have his funeral in his home city of Atbara on this Friday. The former personal adviser of Lee during the Ugandan wars retired from his post as Defense Sectary two years ago and was elected Governor of Omdurman shortly after. He was a personal friend of Lee, and a brilliant tactician. Lee has stated that he will attend the ceremony.

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Re: RNC RSS feed (CRA news)
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 09:51:35 PM »
On Friday, 1 February 2008

New State Education Programs Moved Ahead

Today Lee signed into law a bill that moved the State education programs, a series of national endeavors to give the population a general education and to especially try to stop the spread of AIDS and waterborne disease.

Economic Fears Broaden

With no break from high taxes in sight, many economic theorists are predicting the first recession in the nation since its inception. The end of compulsory military service did not have the economic boom that was predicted and tribalism threatening to make a lack of workers in industrial cities.
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Re: RNC RSS feed (CRA news)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 10:28:26 AM »
On Monday, 4 February 2008

Council, AC consider moving capital.

Suddenly, the once calm region of central Sudan has become a violent and hostile place. Once called Khartoum, Afrikaans City has traditionally been the capital of the CRA, however, now, its proximity to the recent conflicts cause questions as to weather or not it should remain the administrative center of the CRA.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008, 09:54:02 PM »
On Friday, 8 February 2008

Anti-West rallies Teeter on Brink of Violence

Inspired by the Islamic leadership of Nigeria, many Muslim extremists have rallied in Kosti to demand a government more in line with traditional Islamic laws. Mitchell Lee has was quoted as saying:

"I have heard their cries; however, we must remember that we are a vastly spanning nation, one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the central sub-region. And we have a responsibility to be a leader and an example for all the other nations in Africa and in the world; we must maintain separation of church and state."

The rallies have become increasingly lively as sects of Muslims have conflicted with each other. So far only civilian police have been used to control the rallies and as of now, no force, non-lethal or otherwise, has been used.

AC Recognizes Sovereignty of New States

Today, the AC recognized the sovereignty of recent additions to the world stage. These states included The New French Republic, Nigeria, and a new state in Italy.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 08:56:31 PM »
On 13 Feb 2008:

No More Tax Time?
Despite political instability in the north-centeral region of the CRA, Council bill number 1125 has gotten to the current session of the council for a vote. It was proposed by Daniel Jee, a friend of Mitchell Lee, near the end of the last Council session. The bill calles for radical changes in the way the nation gets taxes. It would abolish the current income tax and sales tax system and set in place a simple but higher percentage sales tax system. Often referred to as 'fair tax' the bill would tax anyone who spends. There would be special breaks for people below the poverty line, but not very many. The bill is expected to pass by the end of the week.

Making It Modern
Again in the face of the conflicts in the nation, the Council is voting on bill number 1126, proposed in tandum with 1125, that would initiate a massive modernization program for military and civilian purposes alike. The AC has spoken personally about the bill, and he has issued his full support. He has promised for a better military, however not at the cost of civilian ways of life. This follows Lee's stated 'the people first' policy. It too is expected to pass by the end of the week.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 08:52:12 PM »
20 February 2008

Changes All Around

Today the AC announced a great number of changes for the nation, firstly, he repealed Afrikaans as the national language; the national language act had been emplaced to attempt to standardize the language of the nation and promote unity, however, it has caused more problems than it has solved.

Along with the repeal of the National Language act, the AC changed the name of Afrikaans City back to Khartoum.

Also, the Council passed the Capital act of 2008, which changed the Capital of the CRA to the City of Kosti in the Republic of Sudd, Territory of Sudan.

Along with the Capital change, the all embassies will be moved to Kosti. As well as all seats of government.

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2008, 03:26:05 PM »
08 March 2008

The Far, The Near

Today, as the AC announced his support of the Glashima resolution to the conflict in France, many people have voiced their concerns about another, distant, expensive conflict for the CRA. Moreover, the CRA has never fought a war such as this, all conflicts have been nearby, with bordering nations. A major offensive in France will be a new test of the military of the CRA.

Meanwhile, the AC has planned for more troops to be moved into Somalia to assist Mfasan forces and the small contingent of CRA forces there already.

A New Currency?

A bill was introduced by the AC himself into the Council. The bill details the making of a new currency to be made the standard in the CRA and for it to be proposed in the AUGA.

The currency, called the Afro, would be a more universal monetary unit of trade for Africa and many economists believe it would promote the economies of many nations.

The AC has called for the proposal to have the currency as an option to all AU nations but not compulsory for membership into the AU.

Fair Tax, Military Modernization Pass

Both bills got the ACís signature today and are currently being implemented.

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 05:20:51 PM »
On 11 March 2008

A Narrow Escape

With the situation declining in France, soldiers and civilians alike are breathing a sigh of relief that the war is no longer likely. The military has not stated how close the nation came to war, but orders of battle were released and several transport ships were reportedly loaded with soldiers.

Long Term Somali Occupation?

As the CRA commits more forces to help Mafasan force in an attempt to stabilize the near anarchy of Somalia and reduce crime on the border. With more and more troops being committed, many wonder what the real goal of the war is. Many recall AUSC resolution 110, with which the CRA whished to annex Somalia. However, the resolution failed and was distracted by internal conflicts. Now, many wonder what will happen next.

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 08:35:59 PM »
On 12 May 2008

Economic Crisis in KaNgwne

A recent stock market crash in KaNgwne has send the country spiraling down into a possible recession. However, it seems that Rhodesia, Mfasaland, and Glashima are assisting in stopping the severity of the crises by infusing KaNgwne's economy with plenty of foreign investment.

CRA Oil

Oil fields in Northern Sudan, long a source of wealth for the Arab Nations, including the former Republic of Sudan have until now been a major detraction from the Confederate Economy. Because the oil fields represented so much power, the former Republic of Sudan army destroyed them in the latter days of the revolution. However, now, after several years in disrepair, the oil fields are coming close to beginning to restart production, promising a major boon to the CRA's economy.

Italian Embassy Seized

In response to the destruction of the CRA embassy in Rome, CRA Marines were sent in to arrest the Italian staff on grounds of treason against the CRA. It is likely that the charges will not be fully prosecuted and that the diplomats will be deported back to Italy and the embassy closed until Italy can better establish itself after the civil war in the southern European Nation.

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2008, 08:18:48 PM »
Northern Subregion Politics Changing

Recently, there have been the rise of several new European States, including The Danish Commonwealth, the Kingdom of Royal Germany and the Czech Socialist Republic. The Danish Commonwealth has emerged from under the plauge that ravaged it only a short time back, while Germany has hopefully re-organized itself under a new government after the last's sudden and disturbing collapse. The Czech Socialist Republic looks to be the least favorable of these new states, being a radical left wing state sure to collapse economically in the coming years. The CRA government has not officially announced an embargo, however, relations with this state are not likely to ensue beyond the point of having mutual embassies.

An Unexpected Boom

Recently, there has been an unexpected boom in several major cities in the industry of cinema. Previously unknown in most of Africa, the movie industry seems to be making a rise in the CRA, especially in Mombasa, Kenya. Recenly, films such as the documentary Pride Lands: Saving the Savanna and Rights and Freedoms have hit theaters nationwide and been translated into several languages. Fiction has been becoming, however struggles to gain the kind of national success that the factual documentaries gain because of the different regional opinions of what can and should be shown on screen. None the less, in Kenya and Uganda the film Antebellum has become popular, depicting one young woman's rise from poverty in Darfur before the revolution and her rise to success in business after it. It is loosely based off the biography of Saera Jones. However, in Sudan, its popularity has been limited by Islamic traditions regarding the status of women. A large, nationwide relese of the movie Lines in Sand is expected.  Lines in Sand is the story of a fictional soldier Jaa Savanna during the first occupation of Somalia. While not a family movie, it is expected to be neutral enough to overcome some of the regional biases.

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2008, 09:21:00 PM »
The Great Southern Blackout

Over night on 31 May 2008-1 June 2008, millions in almost all of Kenya and Uganda went without electricity for over 6 hours. The large demand created by 'May Day' parties on top of the growing stress that has been put on the outdated and outmoded CRA electrical system power grid and the lack of power from solar generators (which as of late have been generating as much as 40% of the national power) at night caused two transformers in Nairobi to blow out. The loads were tranfered onto the complex backup lines however it was too much for the divider switches on the lines and the overload followed the lines to the giant Sudd Electrical Company Power Plant outside of the city of Juba. The overload was threatening the major transformer in the plant and the entire oil fueled plant and the plant was shut down.

In response to this, Sectary of Energy, Kyle Norris, has ordered the power lines to be reworked and renewed as well as requesting to the Arch Chancellor that the nation look to other types of electrical generating methods, he openly suggested starting research into nuclear energy. Arch Chancellor Mitchell Lee said from Camp Kaleo early Sunday morning that he believed Sectary Norris was correct in his suggestion and that he would pursue such a plan if there was no reasonable opposition raised by the Council. Effectively, this is the beginning of the start of nuclear research in the CRA.

InterRail Africa

Trading ended favorably today partially because of the announcement by TransAfrica Inc., and AfriRail Inc., each accepted separate contracts from the newly founded InterRail Africa Organization with aims of creating a railway from "The Cape to the Nile." The Mfasan contracts alone equal over 979.74 Confederate Marks. Many economists are excited about not only the boost the construction of the railways will have but their longterm potential to foster economic cooperation between nations.

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2008, 09:22:41 PM »
27 July 2008


Sauda Motors Company to go International

Nairobi, Kenya Republic, Confederate Republics -- Many of you in the CRA reading this story have one in your driveway, or have seen one in a city. One of the seven models offered by Sauda Motors, a prominent company in the Confederate Republics and in Africa as a whole. It is ranked #007 of the Fortune 500 companies in the CRA. So far, it has provided many with a motor car equal in quality to most imports for far less cost than an expensive BMW, Saab, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chevrolet, or any of the numerous other car manufacturers worldwide. Growing domestically for years, CEO of Sauda, Ms. Yaa Sauda, says that her company is ready to spread throughout Africa.

Ms. Sauda has served in the past in organizations such as the popular group Organization for Eastern Modernization without Westernization. While no longer serving an official post in the OEMW, Ms. Sauda still mantains close ties with the organization.

Sauda motors has plans only to export vehicles for the first several years, but says that opening plants in foreign countries is a possibility.  However, when asked about expanding beyond Africa, she was reluctant to comment.

"To Asia Minor perhaps, but I don't see things doing too well in the Eurozone market, they have too many people already loyal to car companies up there. It would be a hard area to penetrate." Was all that Ms. Sauda would say on that matter.

Major Radio Company Under Investigation in Uganda

Kampala, Free Republic of Uganda, Confederate Republics -- Recent news reports that the Council may be filing legislation against a major radio company, East Kongo Radio, which owns almost 1200 radio stations throughout Uganda and western Kenya, because it would not let its child stations play political advertisements for an the candidate opposing the current President of the Free Republic of Uganda.

Current President Kofi Ime says he was unaware of the problem, but some question how he could have ignored it. An issue was raised in the Ugandan Parliment, and many spoke out against the elitist radio company. East Kongo Radio could not be reached for contact.

The opposing candidate, Rudo Taonga, has already issued several statements condemning the company's near monopoly on the radio in Uganda. He has promised to enact laws that would ban this type of political elitism from the airwaves. He has used this to gain support, despite that even with the investigation on going, EKR refuses to play his political ads.

As radio is one of the most influential an widespread sources of media in the Confederate Repubics and Africa, as Mr. Taonga stated it "Radio ads are an essential part of getting your name out there."  and this is certainly true, as some 92% of Confederate Citizens have some form of radio, but only 45% have access to television nationwide, and only some 39% in Uganda.

Many find themselves at a crossroads now, confused as to where the lines between corporate freedom and political freedom cross, and what action should be taken in this situation.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2008, 09:57:44 PM »
05 August 2008

Nuclear Power Almost Ready, says Sectary of Energy

Juba, Republic of the Sudd, Confederate Republics -- Sectary of Energy Raymundo Artur announced today that nuclear power research began in early June has been nearly completed and a miro-reactor has already been run and produced electricity. Sectary Artur says the two most important things that are needed are uranium and the money to build such plants.

A new nuclear power plant costs about US$4,000,000,000 and to convert a coal fired plant costs less than half of that, but that is still a considerable expense. But it soon looks like it is one the government will have to bear.

The wars in Somalia and Persia have but quite the strain on the Confederate Republican budget, costing nearly US$30,000,000,000 combined to date. So procurment of funds is being hard to come by.

Uranium supplies have also been another problem. The most major uranium producing countries: Germany, Kazakhstan, and KaNgwane have all been reluctant or unable to export uranium. It has been suggested that an expeditionary force enter Kazakhstan and take the uranium from the mostly abandoned mines in the southern region of the nation. The government would make no comment on this plan.
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2008, 09:35:40 PM »
06 August 2008

Electric Nation

Kosti, Republic of Northeast Sudan, Confederate Republics -- In recent times the number of radio stations and television stations and internet hosts in the Confederate Republics has multiplied many times over. There are now 987 AM radio stations in operation, 1,588 FM radio stations, and 5 shortwave radio stations in operation. There are 121 television broadcasting stations in operation, a higher number than some developed nations There are 1.1 million internet hosts in the nation and this category is rapidly growing.

This rapid evolution of communications in the Confederate Republics has made it much easier for everyone to stay entertained and informed.

Still in Rwanda, attending high level AU conferences, Arch Chancellor Mitchell Lee commented on this report:

"I am happy to see this explosion of communications in the nation. It is truly a sign of progress and that my domestic polices of modernization without westernization are working and working well."

Part of this success is due to the fact that electronics come fairly cheap in the Confederate Republics. Having most of the resources to produce them locally, well known companies such as Ziyad Electronics and Dunia Systems have become wide spread throughout the nation. It is a simple equation that the Confederate Republics minimum wage and low corporate taxes of 5% have made it cheaper to domestically produce radios than to import them from China or anywhere else. While still too expensive for many Confederate Republicans, the same can be said for television sets and computers.
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2008, 06:11:35 PM »
07 August 2008

Praugsian Leader Steps Down, Successor Promises Little Change

Budapest, Praugsia -- Praugsia, a state reminiscent of Yugoslavia in its communist ways and hardline government, experienced a change of leadership today as the self-styled dictator of Praugsia, Thujo Korisgada, stepped down. It was Korisgada's claim that he was "...too old..." to be leading a nation.



Praugsia is a nation where the meaning of democracy has been totally and completely lost. The strides of the past post-Yugoslav governments of Croatia and the formerly semi-presidential  Republics of Slovakia and Hungary have been totally lost in the sudden and tolitarian rise of a socialist dictatorship that transcends Eastern Europe. The government is involved in everyone's affairs, and experiences the supply shortages that characterized modern communist states.

Despite all the distress of the general population, Korisgada's successor, the similarly named Thujo Serdar, Korisgada's cousin, has said there "...will be little change." and that "Glorious Socialism will continue... whilst most Praugsians live behind an Iron Curtain of communistic propaganda and isolation, far too concerned with surviving the week to even notice how incredibly repressed they really are.

Peace in Germany?

Prague, Czech Socialist Republic --A tentative cease fire in Germany has been reached between the Czech Socialists and other involved parties. There is no word on exactly how long this will last, but it has brought some relief to the Germans in the eastern regions of the nation some relief from the Czech Socialist "Operation: Red Dawn" which has caused much hard ship for the Czech Lands and Germany.

The controversial political entity known as the German Social People's Republic has called for recognition and the Czech Socialists have also echoed the call. However, the Department of International Relations characterized the GSPR as "Prague's Puppet" and until the true German Government in Berlin takes a stance, it is unlikely that anyone else will take any action.

South Ossetia Declares Independence

Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia -- Recent times have seen serious moves for independence by separatists in South Ossetia, a province in north Georgia. After weeks of heavy fighting, may achieve it.


The Georgian Government has said it will not let South Ossetia go quietly, but in recent times, the tides of battles may be turning. Georgia has asked for peace talks, but with out a moderator, as Russia is too busy fighting in Belarus and Ukraine, they have not blossomed. Truly, time will be the real determination.

Oil Prices Plummet, Food Promised to Follow

Kosti, Republic of Northeast Sudan, Confederate Republics -- The Confederate Government is finally getting a response to selling oil at discount prices. Doing so to calm speculators, while out of typical economics, seems to, among other factors, be contributing to the falling price of oil. Other factors such as people driving less due to the high cost of oil and the end of one of the peak oil consumption periods of the year, has finally reigned in the price of oil at below US$120 per bbl.

In response to a major problem in the United States, where as oil jumps up gasoline prices will jump immediately, but if oil falls, it takes days or even weeks to see it at the pump, the Confederate Government passed laws restricting gas stations from changing their prices until a new shipment of gasoline came in. While this might seem like it would make it take longer for gas to rise or fall, limits on the amount of profit made on a liter of gasoline have made price fall fairly rapidly. It is expected that 10 days after a rise or fall of oil, it will be felt at Confederte pumps. So while it may take time, some of the pain at the pumps may begin to start healing up.

A larger problem for many people is the pain felt at the check-out of their local market. New chain stores, similar to super-markets in other nations, and traditional outdoor markets have both had price hikes alongside oil. However, while it may take as long as three weeks to begin to feel the affects of falling oil prices here, it is a relief to many citizens who were struggling to pay the rising cost of living alongside oil.

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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2008, 10:44:35 PM »
Iraq Plans to Unite with Confederacy!

Basra, Iraq -- In several Press Releases today, both the Confederate Republican and Iraqi governments released evidence that they has made legislation and Iraq planned to enter the CR as the Reformed Republic of Iraq.

After the loss of the oppressive Saxsmith and the liberation and stabilization by Confederate forces, all came to be view as good about the CR by the Iraqis and recent elections had politicians elected upon plaforms of union with the CR.

It is rumored that the Confederate government has a detailed plan of changes that will have to happen before Iraq can be admitted, this may and may not include changing the flag. One thing is for sure, the 'of Africa' will be dropped from the official name of this great nation. There are also plans to fully legalize this with an AUSC resolution and VL approval.
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008, 08:57:28 PM »
Europe Poised to Explode

Budapest, Praugsia -- Once more Europe has been dragged into a conflict amongst itself. Recent Russian expansionism has finally set off other Eastern European nations as the Russian imperialistic intentions draw near their borders. The province of Cluj is the true breaking point in this conflict.

Under provisional Praugsian administration, Cluj is an obvious point of Russian intent, and a point on which the Praugsians will not budge. They have made it clear, should Russia move into Cluj, there will be war. More complications come as a western European communist state, the Latin Union, emerges onto the world stage.

The LU has already expressed support for the Praugsian cause, and while a minimal threat militarily, the LU's support economically could give the Praugsians a greater punch against their larger Russian foe. New Aleksandrovosk has also backed the Praugusians, giving the Russians a solid wall of Communist nations to headbutt.

The Department of International Relations issued a highly condemning statement today addressing the combatant nations in the conflict, ensuring nothing less than a full embargo for all parties should they not back down.

Warm War?

Basra, Iraq --Tensions continue to increase with Assyria as conflicts of interest over Iraq and Iran intensify with the announcement of the Confederate Meso-Persian company.  Both sides have taken up what is little less than arms race campaigns, scrambling to get weapons as fast as possible.

While over the past weeks, the governments have talked little directly, incidents on the ground have intensified. 23 Confederate soldiers died in the Middle East in September, due to a multitude of reasons, but this is a major increase from just a month prior where no soldiers were killed due to enemy fire. (Two were killed in a jeep accident though.)


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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2008, 09:35:09 PM »
Kosti, Confederate Republics -- As the territory acquired from Iraq and Iran were all voted in as official republics in one omnibus bill, introducing the Republics of Basra, Karbala, Mosul, Tabriz, Aruk, Tehran, Bojnurd, and Isfaham into the borders of the Confederacy. Also in the omnibus bill, known officially as the Middle Eastern Expansion and Internal Reformation Act, the name of the country was officially shortened to "Confederate Republics" and the flag was modified. Only present behind the stripe not are two stripes of red and black, the only two colors present in every flag of every republic in the Confederacy. Of course the blue stripe of unity still fills the foreground, one of the most important symbols in the Confederacy. It is unlikely however, that the Great Seal will be modified, and the bill made no provisions to do so.

So far general popular opinion is positive, generally feeling that it is a positive move to make the new republics feel more accepted.
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