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Corrientes

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The World is a magazine first published in 1906 in Callao, the capital of the United States of Corrientes . It is mostly a foreign and political affairs magazine, with smaller articles on economy and the last pages on entertainment. It is known around the world for it's photography heavy articles, putting it on the more expensive side, but also making it one of the world's most populat magazines, with many buying them only for the photos, as it gives it's readers a glimpse of the world around them, from the local politicians and events, to knowledge about the far flung corners of the world.

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OOC: Think of this as a franchise thing. It would be like a 1920s version of the Dagerrogram that we had in modern. I provided the template and some work should be done on it to adapt it. You can either publish a cover only by itself or having it joined with a written article on which it is based.
 
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The Silvershirts, the next great power in Tyrrhenian politics
by Vlasis Anastiadis
The Silvershirts are a peculiar movement in the general European right-wing and 3rd position movements. Born like many of their sister movements, in the frustrations coming after the death and suffering from the Great War, the Silvershirts, officially named the National Union are a bit more different than the likes of the Integralists in Gran-Occidentia or Cathiopia. Originally created during the war, before Tyrrhenia actually joined it, to lobby for its participation and for the conquest of the Littoral areas of Remion which ended up becoming the Papal States in Exile, the organisation was first known as the Tyrrhenian Phalanx, after the ancient Leontic military formation and was led by Eros Kontolis, a Major in the Royal Army of Tyrrhenia.
During the war, which Tyrrhenia joined in the last year, Kontolis was killed in the battle of Orta San Giulio, right on the other side of the border from Nestorio, and his organisation was thrown into disarray and even disappeared from the political scene, as the easy victory and glory promised by Kontolis turned into a gruelling war where the deaths were counted in the tens of thousands, that is... when they were counted at all...
A new face appeared, a veteran of the war, Chrysanthos Fotios Samaras, who observed the issues that have befallen many veterans and civilians alike in the post-war Tyrrhenia, and has called for a national rejuvenation, this time leaving behind the bellicose discourse of his predecessor and building upon a mix of Tyrrhenian traditionalism, respect for ancient Leontic culture and emancipation of the workers from the post-war economic slump. Samaras, has been the main representative of a generation that is not only annoyed and irritated by the current status quo, but which also sees the Great War in a unique way for the type of movement he leads. Rather than being irredentist and having an imperialist agenda wanting to turn around the results of the war in their favour, Samaras and his Silvershirts have adopted a nihilistic view regarding the war, stating its uselessness in countless instances. Yet, at the same time, this does not make them pacifistic, for they are militaristic, and when one sees the grey uniform copying the army uniform, it is enough of a clue to recognise a Silvershirt. No, they are anti-war for they are anti-imperialistic, in the sense that they want to see each nation have it's own country and stay away from the affairs of the other nations. In other words, they want to see foreign political and economic influences away from Tyrrhenia and to see this "Sovereigntism" applied everywhere too, something seen in one of their mottos: "Each person free in his home, each people free in its country".
The Silvershirts are also interesting to observe as they are leading campaigns to gain support with the working classes, stealing them from the socialists and the now banned League of Tyrrhenian Communists. Samaras has organised soup kitchens to feed the hungry and the poor, has set up a trade union called the Vertical Syndicate, to which he used his position to negotiate with the employers for its members, has organised the Silver Labour Corps, where they aid workers in finding jobs but also employers alike with getting the necessary manpower for their projects and even the Silver Aid Organisation, which is a humanitarian venture which has sponsored the creation of local clinics in small towns and isolated villages. The next step will be to create even a Silver Education Corps, where voluntary teachers, members of the National Union will go in the most isolated corners of Tyrrhenia and begin a literacy campaign, stated Chrysanthos Samaras.
The state and government are not really that stressed out by this literal creation of a state within a state, as through their projects, the Silvershirts aid the authorities too and manage to help the state schools and health systems have less pressure put on them, while also alleviating the current issues with the labour movement. In the eyes of an anonymous member of the Gerousia, "the Silvershirts have managed to help Tyrrhenia from not falling to Communism and Anarchy, for without them we would have been in a civil war by the end of the Great War and probably would have become he first state where the communists would have taken over".
It is interesting to see how in Tyrrhenia the students are becoming more of an integralist support group, rather than the typical support for social democrats and socialists. The post-war cultural wave that permeates currently Tyrrhenian society sees a generation growing up idealising the ancient Leontic civilisation. As many cities are build upon the ruins of the old poleis, the ruins of temples, theatres, statues, and other edifices are a daily reminder for the average Tyrrhenian of the ancient culture and life that once flourished there, and they compare it with what they see as their stagnating civilisation, which fails to deliver. But Samaras and the Silvershirts know how to capitalise on this. From calls to recreate the ancient sporting prowess of the Tyrrhenians, to modern day takes on the theatrical plays that were written in the ancient world, they know how to capitalise in promising the new generation that they will bring back the cultural glory of the past into the present day.
In conclusion, it can by now be well said that the National Union (Ethniki Enosi) or the Silvershirts as they are known, are a full on state within the state, with their many branches being present in many places of the Tyrrhenian society. What remains to be seen is when they manage to fuse with the state itself, as it feels that by now they are still preparing the path towards it.
 

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