The Centre of Ryccia's News
Issue #1: Victory! Ryccia ascends to the EU
People celebrating in Daonlathas, Morskrasa Division, Ryccia
Ancient Fortress Lacuve in the port of the city of Legada in impressive light show to "welcome" Europe
RYCCIA- After a series of demonstrations of pro-EU supporters in all the divisions of Ryccia and support from the majority of the government, even from the King himself, Ryccia applied and ascended to the European Union, after a referendum saw 78% of the vote in support for an EU application of Ryccia.
"This is a glorious day" says King Jose I of Ryccia "We have joined our european brothers and sisters in an union that promotes peace and tranquility throught all nations of the world. We are very happy, and we couldn't be more happy of joining the EU"
Ryccia will be paying its membership fee of $2.5 billion to the EU in the following month, government and Treasury say, in order to comply with its membership in the EU. Ryccia is ready to send it by at least in April 12.
Ryccia looks forward to its membership in the EU, and the Ryccian Government's main priorities in the EU are "the promotion of peace and stability throught the world" and "economic progress". However, Ryccia has stated that the decision of helping a nation economically will lie in Ryccia's Government, and not the EU. Ryccia is also not opening its borders yet. They will stay closed as before the EU. However, the reasons are unknown for this, but people speculate is for preventing cross-border crime, which is catalouged in Ryccia as "the act of going to another nation to commit any kind of crime"
Must we part? Talya and Listberg hold referendum for independence
Elderly casting their votes in the Special Elderly Ballot, which was created so the elderly 55 and over can vote faster
TALYA, LISTBERG- The two divisions of Talya and Listberg are voting on a referendum to either gain independence or stay in Ryccia.
Campaigns for independence began last year, where the 2014 Talya and Listberg Protests took place.
Now, you may be wondering, why did protests occur? Well, obviously, for a referendum, but the facts that support the independence movement are that Talya and Listberg are a primary source of food for Ryccia, other than Sungreen and Saini. Many crops and livestock are raised and cultivated in these divisions, making them essential for Ryccia. The pro-independence movement says that Talya and Listberg can support themselves. However, the anti-independence campaign disagrees, as they argue that they could lose the Triangle Rock as currency and that if one division votes for independence and the other does not, or if the two divisions vote on independence but don't join, then neither will be able to support itself, and it can fall in an economic crisis. They also argue that Talya and Listberg do not have ports, and if they vote for independence, Talya and Listberg will not be able to use Ryccian ports, which is where many farmers of these two divisions send their items to be sold, thus causing an economic downfall and a crisis for farmers and civilians.
And you also may be wondering, why are they jointly voting on this referendum? Well, let's look at history:
There was once a kingdom called the Tal Kingdom(present-day Talya and Listberg) who, like the other kingdoms in the Ryccian Ancient Era, invaded other kingdoms to gain land. Tal Kingdom managed to create an empire in the 400's(AD), composing of Talya, most of Listberg, Crissenia and a little of Oberus. The people ruling the Tal Empire were the Talyanese. However, the Tal Empire was defeated by the Cia Kingdom, which composed of Sungreen, Morskrasa and the recently captured Saini in the Tal-Cia War, and it resulted on the fall of the Tal Empire, and the Cia Kingdom and its northern neighbor(when Tal Empire fell), the Ry Kingdom(who had gained lands recently in the Desert-Ry War, in which Ry took all the lands above Chencyen(including Aralia) and increasing its land), eventually took the lands. Cia took Talya, Listberg, the little part of Oberus and Ry took Crissenia. However, in 600 AD, Ry and Cia joined to form Ryccia, and to prevent a rebellion, Talya was split into Talya and Listberg and it introduced slavery amongst the Talyanese, but that slavery was removed in 710 AD, but the division did not budge, and they became separate to this day as divisions. So the point of this is that Talya and Listberg are Talyanese majority divisions, and history shows on how they became part of Ryccia.
Will Talya and Listberg separate? Or will they stay? That will be determined as the story follows.