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Capto Iugulum: 1920 - 1939

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by EQandcivfanatic, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Bair_the_Normal

    Bair_the_Normal 全は禪

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    To: Chokweland and Burundi
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    Very well. Considering we were hoping to accomplish the end of such raids, this seems a fair offer to us.

    EDIT: I'm liking the rebel role, so I'll take up Filastin.

    Bir-ashab is Beersheba, right?
     
  2. Jehoshua

    Jehoshua Catholic

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    Message from His Holiness Pope Pius X to the Citizens of the Papal States

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    The beloved Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Rerum Novarum, clearly states as doctrine of the faith that the worker has the right to a fair wage and fair conditions. Thus protests seeking said conditions where grievance exists or is perceived to be present between factory owner and worker is licit. Factory owners should take heed as such to ensure the good of their workers for it is contrary to the gospel for a master to treat his workers unjustly or deny them a fair wage. As such we state our condemnation of the excesses of the inquisition and the military, in seeking to forcibly end what was until later a peaceful protest, and express our desire for due restraint and charity on the part of servants of the state with regards to legitimate grievances.

    However we must also state clearly and unambiguously that proletarism, or the exposition of the doctrines of the same will not be tolerated, nor will any clamour by proletarists to impose their insane doctrines upon the papal states be taken heed of by the government or the Church. Thus the absurd proposal to impose proletarist unionist administration within the papal states will not occur, and agitation for the same will not be tolerated. Here too we wish to make it known our condemnation of the seditious and anti-catholic efforts of proletarists evident in recent events, and their international sympathisers and assistants, and make clear that the Holy See will continue to take every effort to counter this menace in order to protect the rights of the whole nation, and the totality of society from the impositions and atheistic tyranny that the proletarists would seek to impose, at the same time serving satan in his great desire to see the overthrow of the throne of St Peter which God has set up in this city for the enlightenment of the world.

    Finally, departing briefly from domestic events, we would like to briefly address the situation in the Holy Land by condemning the aggression of Libya and the North African Mohammedan states towards both the Papal States and its benevolent colonial regime, and to Sardinia our neighbour. It is clear from the material support available to the rebels, aircraft and artillery, and the profusion of foreign fighters, that the rebellion was funded, provoked and sustained by aforementioned forces in assistance to the arab movements in an act of blatant disregard to international norms of civilisation. As such, in light of this anti-christian militarism, we would call upon all the faithful within the lands of the Church to unite together in the Church (for only in the Church can true unity be found), putting aside passions and pettiness, to stand in spiritual solidarity with their religious brothers in Northern Africa and in the Middle East in opposition to the fanatics who would slay them in their churches, spreading by the sword the diabolical faith they uphold in the name of their false prophet. In standing in solidarity with our brothers, we would hope that all would be reminded, from all quarters of society, of the necessity of social solidarity between all classes and persons within the unity of the Holy Trinity and in humble submission to the will of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

    ~ Pius X
     
  3. Nailix

    Nailix Damn!

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    We will be aiding in putting down these rebels immediately and hope that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Germany will aid us as well, seeing as their colonies could be in danger if these rebels grow to large.
     
  4. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    We will not be sending men to fight in the Holy Land.
     
  5. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

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    Unfortunately a miscalculation was made in national accountancy, and due to negative Economic Fluctuation the National Treasury falls short of 4 EP to complete the dam project this very same year we are asking the international community for one last effort in economic aid to Adjuuramark.

    To: The World
    From: Minister Rudyard Kipling

    Following the publication and success of my novel, I am now editing a work based in several personal diaries about the climactic moments of the liberation of Adjuuramark.
     
  6. Milarqui

    Milarqui Deity

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    @EQ: My orders said this:
    This, of course, did not mean I had planned to celebrate the tournament in 1931. The idea here was to begin in this year the preparations for the 1934 Balompié World Championship, and for it to take place every 4 years, in the even years between Olympic Games. Also, it was to be about national teams, not local teams, as the update indicates. Not sure if you just were fed up with reading orders or you were tired or what.

    Also, so that no one misses it, this is the cultural idea I submitted for this turn.
    For the next turn, I'm going with fantasy.
     
  7. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Milarqui your genius astounds us as usual. Its honestly a crime against humanity that EQ allowed this fascinating gem to slip through the cracks :/
     
  8. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Jacksonia questions the wisdom of having the Olympics in the United States this coming year, considering there is an ongoing war in the West. The United States may no longer be the most appropriate place to host the Olympics
     
  9. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Young Henry

    Henry wasn't supposed to be here, He was just a boy.
    His brother got called up, got told to fight.
    He marched off with joy
    He told Henry to just sit tight
    Those Floridan B*stards wouldn't know what hit 'em

    But Henry couldn't take it
    He knew it wasn't right
    He went to the man in Green
    He said he was mean
    He told him he wanted to fight

    And there he sat in the trenches, holding onto his life
    His brother was already dead
    Never seeing his kid, leaving behind his wife
    The artillery was boomin, but then the sergeant said
    "GET READY BOYS, HERE THEY COME AGAIN"

    The Floridans kept on comin,
    and the Floridans kept on dyin
    If he said he didn't enjoy this
    Well God, he'd be lyin

    Because the Floridans killed his brother
    The Floridans killed his friend
    They were coming for his mother
    But Young Henry was their end

    The gun went ratata ratata ratatat
    ratata ratata ratatattat
    ratata ratata ratatat
    ratata ratata ratatattat

    The day turned to night
    and the night turned to day
    Darkness turned to light
    But the Floridans kept comin, for how long who could saaaaaaay

    But Young Henry had none of it, he wasn't going to quit
    No matter the tricks they pulled, no matter what they tried
    The Floridans weren't taking our land, not one little bit
    Cause Young Henry kept shooting till they dieeeeeed

    Because the Floridans killed his brother
    The Floridans killed his friend
    They were coming for his mother
    But Young Henry was their end

    The gun went ratata ratata ratatat
    ratata ratata ratatattat
    ratata ratata ratatat
    ratata ratata ratatattat

    His entire squad met their end
    The Floridans were coming soon
    As they approached him, he had one last thing he could send
    He pulled the pin, the grenade went booooooooooom
    And the Floridans met their doooooom

    Because the Floridans killed his brother
    The Floridans killed his friend
    They were coming for his mother
    But Young Henry was their end

    The grenade want bang bang bang
    boom boom boom
    bang bang bang
    boom boom boom

    Oooooooooh Justice will be done
    and the Battle will rage!
    This Bear will fight when you rattle his cage
    So to you I ask, come and fight, pick up your gun

    Because the Floridans killed his brother
    The Floridans killed his friend
    They were coming for his mother
    But Young Henry met his ennnnd
    But when one of us falls
    another takes his place
    This Bear will stand tall
    And when we're done, the Floridan's wont leave no trace
     
  10. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    "Wars" between dissident factions of inbred hicks will not affect the prevalence of any olympics in the United States.
     
  11. Grandkhan

    Grandkhan Telvanni Master Wizard

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    Excellent update EQ.

    Glad to see Denmark not being at the centre of a horrible firestorm for a change.
     
  12. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    @Ahigin: You are of course welcome to take Turkey. As with any new player, it only counts once you send in your first set of orders.

    @Milarqui: Oh I misunderstood the orders, plus I had read other orders, stating that the World Cup was this year. I had assumed that you meant that after holding them this year you would prepare more elaborate settings for 1933, hence the phrasing of that portion of the update.
     
  13. Milarqui

    Milarqui Deity

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    Well, the idea was that the first BWC would be in Spain in 1934, and then every 4 years we would have new editions in other countries. As for the other orders, they probably misunderstood my suggestion.

    We can call the 1931 tournament a warm-up, if you will. The next edition, in 1934, will be the first played by National Teams (that is, teams formed by the best players from each country, similar to what it would be in the Olympic Games, not local teams as it has happened with the 1931 tournament).
     
  14. Immaculate

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    From Catalonia

    Re: the French Brotherhood

    Catalonia denounces the activity of the French Brotherhood in Grenoble, Normandy, and Orleans. We wonder at the involvement of foreign organizations or governments in coordinating these attacks and arming the villains and look forward to hearing the results of investigators in the relevant nations.


    Re: The Shooting of Unarmed Workers by Papal Forces

    It is absolutely reprehensible of the soldiers of the papacy to fire upon unarmed civilians striking for safer working conditions and fair compensation for their labor.

    It is with a sense of growing worry that we see the words of Christ ignored by even the soldiers of the papacy. Perhaps it is time for the Church to turn the eye it keeps so firmly upon the governments of the world upon itself for a short time- at least until these sorts of atrocities can be effectively prevented?


    Re: The Invasion of Jacksonia by Florida

    We deplore the speed with which diplomacy was abandoned in favor of violence.

    Too often naming an individual or group a prole is all it takes to justify violence against them- we have seen this again and again in both Americas and in Europe as well as in the hateful statements made by many heads of state (or church) against the ‘people’s ideology’. Here we see this sort of short-sighted simple-mindedness on a grand scale.

    Florida, it is time to let common sense and human decency prevail; return to the negotiating table before the Colorado runs red.
     
  15. Lokki242

    Lokki242 That One Guy

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    Cease your violent acts immediately, or violent consequences will ensue.
     
  16. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    President Lockwood. You've had your war. Over 100,000 Floridan soldiers are dead. Friends, Brothers, Husbands, Fathers, and Sons. All dead, because you wanted to abandon diplomacy and take what you wanted by force. That is not the nature of the civilized man. That is not the nature of a democracy. You claim that we have committed crime after crime, but it is YOU who have created this war of Aggression, it is YOU who have ordered the slaughter of innocent civilians. It is YOU to whom widows and mother shake their fists to, for the death of their sons.

    However, in spite of all of this, Jacksonia has no quarrel with the people of Florida. All we wish, is for peace in our time. We invite you to the negotiating table on these points;

    -A solution to the Colorado River waters that is equitable so that both Jacksonians and Floridans are able to not only survive, but prosper in a region so devoid of water
    -A solution to daming of the Colorado River that both ensures that Jacksonia and Florida mutually benefit from the construction of the dams, that both nations are able to harness power from the dams, that neither nations water supply is interrupted, and if that cannot be the case, then the ceasing of dam construction on the Colorado.
    -A solution so that never again will Florida and Jacksonia feel the need to reach for their gun and not the negotiating table.

    Come, President Lockwood. I implore you. Let us end this war before we must make another widow. For I assure you, if you want to fight this war to take Jacksonian territory, the only way this war will end is with the complete destruction of both of our nations.

    I implore you. Choose reason.

    Sincerely

    President John Franklin King of the Bear Flag Republic of Jacksonia



    OOC: About to leave for a cosplay party where I'm going as Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon. Warning, Nesing while in a Tuxedo is perhaps the greatest nesing experience ever :<
     
  17. Jehoshua

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    We would remind you that proletarists had infiltrated the union rallies and called for the implementation of unionist administration over local governance. This proletarist aspect (and proletarism is anathema to the Catholic Faith) is likely in our assesment what led to the excesses on the part of the military when the workers refused to obey the authorities as is their duty and end their strike which was effectively harming the whole of society and the common good, in pursuit of narrow self interest, which could of been proposed through more appropriate means, directly to the Holy Father or through petition. For almost certainly it was this element within the protest that incited violence on the part of workers towards the state authorities present (who only then, in wrath, used force)

    Regardless, His Holiness has already condemned the excesses and made clear the Holy See's position on the matter of the workers rights in the workplace, and his right to protest on the same in faithful accordance to Catholic doctrine. It is the Secretariats hope that in light of this, the citizenry and ministers of state will act in obedience to the Vicar of Christ, our sovereign in accordance with scripture (Romans 13 1-7) faithfully carrying out his will in the case of said ministers, and obeying legitimate authority (As compared to stoning them) in the case of the citizenry.

    ~ Secretariat of State
     
  18. Bair_the_Normal

    Bair_the_Normal 全は禪

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    Just did my classic double read-through of the update.

    The Obama family was a nice touch.

    Why on earth would Guangxi and Britain attack Chengdu? That city is practically a fortress with all the local mountains and hills.
     
  19. Quisani

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