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Warring Libya - Northern Front / The Mediterranean

Introduction

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“There’s no such thing as objective journalism, best to keep that in mind!”
- Za’im the Tuareg,
answering an interesting question from a curious volunteer from Oregon.​

As the mainstream media erodes to the eyes of many, a new generational wave begins to seek their sights beyond the umbrella of powerful corporations and start anew. Young aspiring journalists formed their own news outlets to express their interest and passion without the interference from editors and moguls. In turn, newsletters and journalistic blogs begin to emerge from a scene, clamored by folks of many backgrounds and thoughts ready to be heard. Michel Aronowitz - a veteran journalist in West Asia, coined this new phase as the Golden Age of Journalism.

And eventually, some of them will focus on the Warring State of Libya, using their sources and intuition to report on the matters that engulfed in the Third Civil War. One of them is two particular news and editorial websites: the Northern Front and The Mediterranean. Both curated by a youthful flock interested in the conflict and intend to keep the situation in check until it either wanes down into an eventual peace or ends in a violent triumph...

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500-yen Coin of Laodongquan
The Laodongquan (literally: 'Labor Notes'; abbreviated UPY; symbol:¥・円・元・원) is the official currency of People's Republics Union and one of the world's major reserve currencies. The yen is the basic unit of the Laodongquan, but is also used to refer to the Union currency generally, especially in international contexts where "Union yen" is widely used to refer to the Laodongquan.
Yen derives from the Japanese word 圓 (えん, en, lit. "round"), which borrows its phonetic reading from Chinese yuan similar to Korean won. During period of Dadong Empire, Imperial Yen was commonly used and the word "Yen" has been widely absorbed into different East Asian languages.
The subunit of Laodongquan is called "Sen" (from Japanese word 銭)。 Coins were followed Imperial standard introduced in 1870. There were silver 5-, 10-, 20-, 50- sen, and 100-, 200-, 500- yen. The coins of Laodongquan share the front with the same design: year of issue, value of coin and name of People's Republics Union written in Chinese characters(人民共和国联盟).
The back of coins share some similar elements: Anglo-French name of Union(Union des Républiques de Peuple). And the top word and center image will change its scripts according to the country of issue, for example, there will be Korean "인민 공화국 연합" and map of Korean Peninsula in a 500-yen coin issued by Korea.
 
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500-yen Coin of Laodongquan
The Laodongquan (literally: 'Labor Notes'; abbreviated UPY; symbol:¥・円・元・원) is the official currency of People's Republics Union and one of the world's major reserve currencies. The yen is the basic unit of the Laodongquan, but is also used to refer to the Union currency generally, especially in international contexts where "Union yen" is widely used to refer to the Laodongquan.
Yen derives from the Japanese word 圓 (えん, en, lit. "round"), which borrows its phonetic reading from Chinese yuan similar to Korean won. During period of Dadong Empire, Imperial Yen was commonly used and the word "Yen" has been widely absorbed into different East Asian languages.
The subunit of Laodongquan is called "Sen" (from Japanese word 銭)。 Coins were followed Imperial standard introduced in 1870. There were silver 5-, 10-, 20-, 50- sen, and 100-, 200-, 500- yen. The coins of Laodongquan share the front with the same design: year of issue, value of coin and name of People's Republics Union written in Chinese characters(人民共和国联盟).
The back of coins share some similar elements: Anglo-French name of Union(Union des Républiques de Peuple). And the top word and center image will change its scripts according to the country of issue, for example, there will be Korean "인민 공화국 연합" and map of Korean Peninsula in a 500-yen coin issued by Korea.
Awesome design, awesome idea. Just a small French speaker nitpick : depending on what you try to convey, it can be "populaire" like in People's Republic, "du Peuple" meaning of the people (with only one united people), or "des Peuples" (same meaning as"du Peuple" but insists on the fact that there are several people, because it becomes plural.
 
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