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On January 27th, a player known as the Jezza, or Extreme Britain, spammed pings on the Discord server, as well as obscene messages too vile to share here. In addition, Prime Minister BritishPoland messed with the WFE, changed the flag to Barack Obama, cancelled the welcome telegram and other acts of vandalism. When the founder, Mysterio (also known as South Asians), came back online, both nations were banned from the Discord server, as well as the region.
After these actions, BritishPoland claimed innocence. However, they stated that they had not shared their password with anyone. An investigation into the matter was opened by newly-elected Chief Justice the UPG. They ruled out hacking, as that would be targeted at the founder and the hacker would have also done things to the nation itself, like changing the flag. Suspicion grew that BritishPoland was Extreme Britain, as it had been noted that the two had not been seen online together at any one time. BritishPoland was confirmed as Extreme Britain once conclusive evidence was produced by A Territory of Russia Known as Putin, in which both were shown to have the exact same Spotify account.
As both nations had already left the region, no trial was held. However, BritishPoland had another account in the region and accused Putin of voter fraud. Both were taken to court – BritishPoland with treason and voter fraud, and Putin also with voter fraud. BritishPoland in the end dropped all charges and pleaded guilty, resulting in a permanent ban from the region, as well as a 3-month ban from the Discord server. Putin has been appointed as interim Prime Minister until elections can be held according to the Constitution.
More exciting developments are sure to happen in Hive, so stay tuned to NationStates Today!