Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by EQandcivfanatic, Oct 17, 2012.
Flag of the new German Colony of Arabia.
Britain approves. Should spoiler that, though. I should come up with my own flags...
We are glad to see that Italy has finally given up all pretensions of integrity.
My Panzerbrigade made it here to Damaskus after several days from first drop off. Figured I'd scribble you something while we're near a post. It's hot here, hotter than I'd thought, and the locals are watching us from affair, with an almost child-like curiosity and fear. I'd be lying if I said we weren't doing much of the same. All anyone is talking about is what supposedly happened in Zell. The newspapers are still in scribbles here, so most of what we hear is rumors; you should hear some of the dastardly tales people are passing on for truth! Perhaps you could send me some paper clippings when you get a chance? I don't know where I'm going next, or when I'll be able to write again. Last we all heard was that we're heading south towards das Rote Meer, so perhaps we will encamp somewhere near the coast, remember how I was hoping to see it? Give everyone at home hugs and kisses for me, and tell Mutti I will be writing her letter next.
Lots of love; Heinrich
PS. Send lots of socks, as this sand is constantly getting into my boots, and wearing down what I'm wearing!
Still learning how to Gimp myself out.
Wow. Mad skills right there.
Impressive use of gimp. I should learn, it'd probably be useful index flagchat.
Thought that since I'm controlling the nation, it should be implied that I would be the president, and would decide upon the results, not an NPC.
Next time I will be more specific.
Pan-American Democratic Accord * Acordo Democrático Panaméricano
Acuerdo Democrático Pan-Americano * Panamerikanska Demokratiska Avtalet
TO: Kingdom of Portugal
FROM: Pan-American Democratic Accord
The following is our proposal to end and repair the damages cause by the Portuguese invasion of Jamaica in 1923.
Presented on the Authority of PADA by Aleixo Ragagão, Ambassador from the Empire of Brazil.
Response from Portugal;
Portugal will protest and respond that the sections of Article 3 are deliberately designed to entrap Portugal in a net in order to force the actions of Subsection 2 to take place. Ergo, the results of this declaration from the PADA has been deliberately made knowing that Portugal will have to default on a payment of 200 EP's to Jamaica, when damages to Jamaica are minimal and few and far between with little collateral damage. Further more, limits upon ships for the Portugese Navy when the terms described above have been made for the explicit purpose of ensnaring Portugal on either side with terms that cannot be fulfilled without loans from international banking institutions and loans from other nations to fulfill our debts. We will therefore protest these egregious requests and ask that we be allowed to bring our own counterpropasals to the table.
Your options are clearly spelled out. You have invaded a PADA member. There is no room for negotiation. Test our patience further, and see what it means for you.
edit: see below
Brazil denies the Portuguese request and in accordance to Article 4 Subsection 1 of the Treaty of Kingston declares war on the Kingdom of Portugal.
Portugal responds that Brazil is being rather crass and hotheaded, and denies rejecting but contesting the requests outlined without asking for Portugese opinion prior to the outlined points.
Venezuela would point out that since the treaty has not been agreed upon by Portugal, it lacks any kind of legal validity.
OOC: It was legally signed in PADA, so yes it does. If Portugal rejects signing the treaty, PADA follows Article 4 Subsection 1.
From: United States of America
The United States follows Brazil in declaring war on Portugal.
Portugal would point out in turn that the treaty was indeed not finalized, and did not have legal validity, but on the other hand was never rejected by the Portugese diplomats at all. Merely contested because of the entrapment that the treaty brings, without word on whether or not Portugal would be able to acquire money from alternate sources to fulfill Article 3 Subsection I.
Portugal currently has a surplus of banked EP sufficient to meet Article 3 Sub 2. You rejected that by wanting to counter-propose. PADA agreed when formalizing the treaty that any such efforts to change or postpone the treaty would result in A4S1.
Then why add Article 3 Subsection 1 if you deliberately knew that we would not be able to meet the criteria for said subsection, and instead have us be forced into Subsection 2's clause? It's large scale entrapment, without a chance for us to respond in turn or to ask for loans or such to meet Subsection 1 (which was an option that was added by the PADA of course), while we are more than happy to follow through with other subsections in the other articles of the PADA treaty. We are not rejecting it, we merely want to bring our own counterproposals to the table, or (failing the previous request), be allowed to find a different course of action in order to meet the treaty itself, however demanding it may be of the Portugese nation. Long term economic collapse and cascade are sure to result from massive reparation costs, which would undoubtedly be less than optimal.
A Statement from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on the Portuguese invasion of Jamaica
Seeing as Jamaica was once a British colony and the United Kingdom has maintained friendly relations with its former colony, we would like to comment on this affair. We see the Portuguese invasion of the island as foolhardy and cruel. Jamaica had done nothing worthy of the Portuguese invasion, and furthermore we fail to see how making Jamaica a colony would improve the Portuguese economy. The members of PADA are reasonably angry, and the PADA demands were not in the least unreasonable in respect to the Portuguese actions. We support the position taken by PADA in response to this, and encourage Portugal to accept the PADA treaty. We would also ask PADA, should the Portuguese relent, to reneg on their declarations of war. But should the Portuguese not agree to PADA's terms, the declarations of war from the PADA members are entirely justified.
To: United States of America, Argentina
From: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
We would like to begin talks on trade liberalization, in order to foster closer relations and mutual economic growth. We offer a mutual reduction of tariffs, duties, and economic subsidies to the sectors of our respective economies. We would be willing to sign treaties putting this into effect. What say you?
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