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Sunday, August 26, 2012

the dance of the jaguar chapter 1

the following chapter is much like the prologue I did before, with an immersion into the political and social world that Oronegro now found herself in. I hope that with the start of Chapter 2 to follow the story of a great hero of Oronegro... but more on that later on to chapter 1!

CHAPTER 1: the Jaguar at rest.
Oronegro was the greatest oil producer of its day in the 1990’s though most of this oil was sent away under the guise of Arabian oil, due to the political situation. By 2020 however Oronegro had become a powerful nation divided in half through the most powerful political force the world knows; people power. She had the wealth but international sanctions prevented her investments to be seen the USA said that so long as Oronegro continued to play games with the Russians and Iranians as well as the west she would not get to be seen by the world. So many of the leading politicians were quite willing to leave the west and put the lives of Oronegro’s people into the hands of the other major political forces that the world contained. These were the national socialists and the far right parties who saw the west as hindering their growth. Oddly the communist party was against this move as they felt that Oronegro could be self-sufficient and that if the oil wealth was spent wisely Oronegro could become such a powerful place that the west would have to reveal their existence. They were backed by the united foreign parties made up of Brits and Spaniards who wanted Oronegro to become their powerful ally! The USA remained neutral, though she wanted Oronegro to be strong a communist government was totally against their philosophy and as such hostile.
This time in the early days of 2020 when the riots and armed groups were only causing minor problems and were easily quelled with the promise of better housing and free education, is called the time when the Jaguar was at rest.  The foreign powers were getting worried however by the great build up in the former Soviet Union, of tanks, soldiers and jets; this lead to a build-up in their own armed forces, which had been cut down due to inflation and the increased cost of oil. So now Oronegro was under pressure the USA asked that the next government have its main interests in the pumping of oil. This proved true as when the government was imposed on January 31st 2020 it said that it was going to pump more oil and invest in the arms now being sold by the USA. So Britain and Spain along with the majority of the opposition parties created the unofficial government. They tried to get the USA to see that Oronegro was too big now to use as a puppet as it had been used before (with the consequence it went and made deals with the Soviet Union) but the USA could do little her hands were tied, the greatest nation on earth was in danger from what appeared to be the reforming of its most powerful foe.
So it was that the pro-business ran the day-to-day business of the country while the unofficial government prepared for the worst. It then became known that on the 25th of May 2020 that the army under the command of General Juan Carlos Avante Cortez was missing, they had not reported from their position deep within the mountainous jungle in the north for a year, not uncommon as the big thunderstorms were always taking out communications and they were rarely replaced for months.  This time however things were different, the communications were being re-established by crews, who upon reaching the camp, found it in ruins! The situation went out of control, spy satellites were used to try and find the missing troops it’s not every day that 500 soldiers, tanks and equipment go missing, but they still were not found. It was clear however that they had gone from their small out post near El Granproyecto and must have gone towards the hills near El Gato however their exact location was not known! On the surface the tracks left by the moving tanks suddenly was lost near an area known as the Tribal heartland, by the sources of the river Juan. They were not to be heard of again for a long time.
But in general life went on as usual, the bull fights, which saw a man try and avoid the bull as many times as he could before jumping out of the arena carried on. In fact this was a great metaphor for these times. The Bull of the angry people would not be killed by the man but rather crazed up and exhausted! The spectators, the larger foreign nations loved the spectacle of a brave or foolish man try and get a bull to charge at him by waving his flag, in Oronegro this was the cuts in social welfare and public transport. So the games continued the bull fighter tired and a new one a new government came in, but even so this bull seemed to get stronger as time went on and though the games were pleasing the crowd was getting shocked by the unstoppable beast in the ring! How long could this dangerous game continue? When would the government not be able to dodge the horns of the people?
It was then that the situation unravelled! The riots began in earnest on the 24th of August 2020 demanding better working conditions and an end to the pay cuts made by the government, The US foreign secretary flew to Oronegro to talk about possible solutions. The USA had been watching closely some within the military suggested that perhaps the US should look elsewhere for arms and oil but it was too late. The Russian federation had been making talks with her neighbours Georgia had been annexed and the Polish government was suddenly pro- Russian despite an election bringing in a nationalist government. But things back in Oronegro were about to get deadly!
“We have got reports of a large riot at the Fabrica del armas in El Soldado, there are claims that the workers are armed with the very weapons they just made and are using them against police who are suffering heavy losses!” the TV screens of the nation were fixed on the news “we can hear explosions going off in the back ground, there is chaos in the streets, I can see police officers being dragged to the ambulances”
“Tanks”! Comes a cry from behind the presenter
Silence! The signal is cut; the riot of the 9th of September lasts for 18 hours before military fighter jets bomb the factory to the ground! 157 people die, thousands are wounded and 86 workers are sent to prison, 321 manage to evade arrest and also go missing in the hills around the city!
The Jaguar of Oronegro is no longer asleep!

more to come! as soon as I can think of what to do, I'll enter the story after the situation with the Russians so probably the height of the rebellion.

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  1. A suitably complex, tense and potentially explosive socio-political situation! The beleaguered government seems to be faced with problems domestic and international, yet lacking both political legitimacy, and the economic heft that might have been available to them were it not for foreign 'ownership' of the economic infrastructure. Dance of the Jaguar, indeed!


    1. thanks, the story you say you read is exactly how i hoped you would interpret it :-D

  2. Hi Gowan, that's a great first chapter and introduction. Looking forward to the next chapter.