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And Another Thing (Silly/Quirky News Thread)
« on: September 02, 2017, 10:23:49 PM »
Thought we should have a rolling thread for more light hearted or curious news.

This week, Belarus created a fictional enemy nation for a military exercise and it's kind of caught on:

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A country invented as part of military exercises in Belarus has caught the imagination of locals, who have created a foreign ministry, flag, history and even its own Wikipedia page for the fictional nation.

Veyshnoria is one of three states made up for the Zapad 2017 military drills, which - according to the scenario - seek to invade Belarus and sow discord between Minsk and Moscow.

The map of the exercise, made public during the General Staff briefing on 29 August, shows Veyshnoria in the north-western regions of today's Belarus, with Vesbaria and Lubenia lying in Lithuania and Poland, the Nasha Niva website reports.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41107540

Of course, the next step is for someone to actually declare Veyshnorian independence, at which point we have a full blown Paranoia-style scenario on our hands...
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