100 years ago last week, Britain, France and Russia signed the Sykes–Picot Agreement, where they partitioned the Ottoman territories in the Mid-east. Today, ISIL claims that they "will not stop until we hit the last nail in the coffin of the Sykes–Picot conspiracy." One of the many legacies of the Great War impacting our world.

Orders for spring '03 are as follows. I need retreats from Austria and Turkey. Let me know if I screwed up!

Austria: RayJay
A Budapest Supports A Galicia - Rumania
A Galicia - Rumania (*Dislodged*)
F Greece - Aegean Sea (*Bounce*)
A Serbia Supports A Galicia - Rumania
A Trieste Supports A Serbia

England: Uhtar
F Belgium - North Sea
F English Channel Supports F Mid-Atlantic Ocean - Brest (*Cut*)
F Liverpool - Irish Sea (*Fails*)
A Norway - Finland
F St Petersburg(nc) - Norway
F Wales Supports F English Channel

France: lingfish
A Burgundy - Belgium
A Gascony - Burgundy (*Bounce*)
F Irish Sea - English Channel (*Fails*)
F Mid-Atlantic Ocean - Brest
A Picardy Supports A Burgundy - Belgium

Germany: Der Blaue Reiter
F Denmark - Baltic Sea
A Holland Supports A Kiel - Ruhr
A Kiel - Ruhr
A Munich - Burgundy (*Bounce*)
A Silesia - Bohemia
F Sweden Hold

Italy: Dr Fate
F Aegean Sea - Eastern Mediterranean
F Ionian Sea Supports F Aegean Sea - Eastern Mediterranean
A Tunis Hold
A Venice - Tyrolia

Russia: Ruffhaus
F Black Sea Supports A Bulgaria
A Rumania Supports A Warsaw - Galicia
A Ukraine Supports A Rumania
A Warsaw - Galicia

Turkey: Machiavelli
A Bulgaria Supports A Rumania
F Constantinople - Aegean Sea (*Bounce*)
F Eastern Mediterranean Supports F Constantinople - Aegean Sea (*Dislodged*)
A Smyrna Hold

Turkish F Eastern Mediterranean retreats to Syria.
Austrian A Galicia retreats Vienna.

The due date for Fall '03 orders has been moved to 9pm Eastern June 7th to accommodate a replacement player for RayJay, who had to retire to take care of real world issues. The new Austrian player is Jonbone.