Speech for Leadership of the Pacific Concord 1926 A Speech by Joseph Johnston, Galveston Harbor It has been two years since Peru has risen as leader of the Pacific Concord, and so the time has come. They have willingly handed this position to Florida, who shall represent the collective economic interests of the Pacific Concord to the best of our abilities over the next two years and shall serve as the head quarters of our conferences. After our term is over, we shall pass the leadership amongst our members. In addition, I shall use this moment to clarify a few items about the Pacific Concord for the world. The Pacific Concord is first and foremost an economic organization dedicated to the facilitation of trade and economic growth among its members. We are NOT a group of Japanese Protectorates. Japan, as a display of goodwill, have even willingly forfeited their first return through our Leadership cycle. It is true that members of the Pacific Concord have pledged themselves to a pact of Mutual Protection, but this, like in all cases, is strictly for the purpose of defense of our members against aggression. Our economic ties remain the keystone of our association together, for now and for the future. And together, our economies shall continue to prosper. I eagerly welcome my friend High Prince Khuswant, Diwan and Prime Minister Sunil Mehta of India into the Pacific Concord. May our new relationship be mutual beneficial.