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NukeNes XXV: Empires under the Sun

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Nuka-sama, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Ceoladir

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    Link to video.
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4, performed for the Kaiser himself in Meiningen, Germany, credit to GamezRule


    The Berlin Conference

    THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1885



    INTERNATIONAL NEWS

    BERLIN CONFERENCE CONCLUDED, FRANCO-SPANISH RELATIONS SHATTERED
    Berlin, The German Empire

    The Conference to divide Africa has been concluded by the European powers. The biggest issue, the Congo has been divided between Belgium and France. Portugal, denied her Congo claims, has instead been given the land between her colonies of Mozambique and Angola. Germany has taken a few various claims, but many observers felt that Germany walked away with less than they thought they would get. Italy would barely have anything if it were not for their purchase of Libya. Britain and France took the lions share of the prize, and for native powers, Abyssinia and Morocco have had their independence guaranteed. A near crisis has occurred over Morocco, with Spain and France initially dividing it up in various areas, though Spain’s refusal to give France certain areas, and France’s refusal to back them led to Morocco being “hands-off”. When France signed, in the Spanish view, a protectorate treaty with Morocco, Spain became livid, further antagonized by crude French comments. The Spanish ambassador was called away from France for a while, but most expect Spain to send him back for 1886. It is unlikely Spain will forget this insult, and it seems France has been isolated even further on the continent. The Conference has spurred some powers to reinforce the garrisons of their colonies and expand their claims, and even to invest in some of their other colonies. It seems an Age of Imperialism is here once more.



    NEWS FROM EUROPE


    MAJOR ECONOMY REFORMS IN FRANCE
    Paris, The Republic of France

    After what many perceived to be a victory at the Berlin Conference, France turned inwards to her economy. Compared to Germany and the United Kingdom, France could be perceived as backwards. A major plan has been made. The first is the mechanization of agriculture, the second is the industrialization of the Rhone and Garonne rivers, along with the modernizing of Brittany and Northern France into industrial parks. Existing railways are to be modernized along with new ones to be built. In order to gain a more educated work force, France has begun mandatory, secular, education for all children until fourteen now. Tax breaks have been introduced for families with children born after 1884 to encourage a population boom. All these reforms are designed to help France reform herself into a power like that of Germany or the United Kingdom, and they seem to be bringing France more in line with the rest of Europe, though it has come at the cost of economic freedom

    The Republic of France: -1 Stability, -2 Economic Freedom

    EDUCATION REFORM IN GERMANY
    Berlin, The German Empire

    A battle has occurred in Germany this year, between the military and the moderates over the educational policy. While the norm remains for nationalistic, military oriented schools, the Catholics and the moderates have won the right to have their own schools, with Bavaria leading the way in the most schools being set up. In the meantime, German companies have begun setting up scholarships and internships in technology related fields. Time will tell how these reforms shape Germany going forward, though the number of university students has already increased noticeably.


    Bulgarian nationalism goes forward

    BULGARIA UNIFIED
    Plovdiv, Kingdom of Bulgaria

    Pro Bulgarian elements in the autonomous region of Eastern Rumelia in the Ottoman Empire have overthrown the Ottomans. Armed militias entered Plovdiv, seizing control of the governor’s residence. Ottoman troops, not allowed to enter Rumelia unless the governor calls for it, were angered as the pro unification Gavril Krastevich refused to ask for Ottoman troops. Many in the Ottoman Empire are livid and demand that Bulgaria withdraws from Rumelia, however Bulgaria seems uninclined to do so, appearing to have the support of Russia. The major powers are unsure of what will occur, however, the Ottoman Army has been moved to recapture Bulgaria if the order is given, while Bulgarian forces have moved into Eastern Rumelia.

    GERMAN CULTURE ENFORCED IN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
    Vienna, Austria Hungary

    This year, by order of Emperor Franz Joseph, German has become the sole language used in the military and the administration. As new soldiers are recruited and old ones go for training, German has now become a part of their regimen. Many see this as a key development in the army for efficiency, though many Hungarians are discontent with the preference for German over Hungarian. Austria went even further in her territories, forcing schools to teach only in the German language, distributing pocketbooks of German, and setting up Austrian institutions in the occupied territories. Many nationalists have refused to send their children to the new schools, and few are participating in the plans of Germanification. Hungary has outright rejected the proposal, and it will likely be a key point of discussion at the renewal of the compromise terms in 1887.
    Austria-Hungary: -2 Stability, -2 Stability in all occupied territories

    SPAIN EMBARKS ON NEW REFORMS
    Madrid, Kingdom of Spain

    Spain has begun a policy of new reforms this year, perhaps initiated over the breakdown of relations with France. A new sanitation system in Spanish cities has begun, as well as the construction of fortifications in Spanish North Africa. Subsidies are being given to businesses to those that the Kingdom has deemed useful. The Sultanate of Sulu has been conquered by force of arms, causing celebration in Madrid. In the colonies, Spain has granted citizenship and some liberties and has even granted them regional autonomy by organizing them into Foralidades. However, in one of the few black marks of the year, all public schools have become secularized. Although a majority of them are still church run, the act itself has angered many conservatives

    Kingdom of Spain: -1 Stability, +1 Stability in all colonies

    INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNED IN RUSSIA
    Moscow, Russian Empire

    Russian, in an effort to connect her European holdings with her Pacific ones, has announced a plan to build a railway connecting the two. This year, planning was the primary objective, and it seems that some good preliminary information has been obtained. A canal has also been planned to connect the Dnieper River to the Black Sea, surveyed by Russia this year as well. Although both tasks would be herculean, it could be a vital step to allowing Russia to become a true industrial power. As of now, the Russian Volunteer fleet has begun transporting settlers from Europe to Vladivostok, the settlers encouraged by the abundance of easily attainable land.



    Battle of Fort Pitt, The Métis rebellion

    News from North America


    TENSIONS RISE IN NORTH AMERICA
    Ottawa, Dominion of Canada

    With the Métis rebellion in Saskatchewan rumored to be receiving aid from the American Empire, the Dominion of Canada has denounced her southern neighbor. New fortifications have been planned and old ones are to be updated on the Saint Lawrence River, and a sizable British force and fleet has landed in Quebec to help Canada construct and defend the forts, as well as military advisors to help train Canadian soldiers and officers. In response to Britain’s moves, the Americans have begun a major naval construction program in an effort to contend with Britain on the high seas, and have brought in German advisors to help train her army. Many are wondering if this could be the start of a major global conflict.
    Dominion of Canada: -1 Stability, +2 progress on project


    Louis Riel, the leader of the rebellion

    REBELLION IN CANADA
    Batoche, Métis Federation

    The Métis, tired of heavy rule from Ottawa, have risen up in the District of Saskatchewan. Louis Riel, a spiritual and political leader for the Métis, returned from the American Empire to initiate a rebellion against Canadian forces. Riel and his forces, trained with rifles and side arms initially secured a few victories against Canadian Mounted Police. With other tribes joining, a massacre occurred at Frog Lake, killing fifteen Canadians and taking seven captive. The Canadian government was determined to respond, sending a brigade of soldiers west. Even with the use of Gatling guns, the Métis were able to score victories over the Canadians, even when outnumbered. Most of the initial brigade has been lost, and Canadian forces withdrew for the winter. It seems Canada is determined to wait out the winter and attack in full force in the coming spring, most feeling they will be victorious if the Americans do not intervene.

    Dominion of Canada: -1 Infantry Brigade, -1 Stability


    The House of Cavert to unite with the House of Washington-Lee

    MARRIAGE AND SUCCESION SECURED IN AMERICA
    Baltimore, The American Empire

    Although George III has recovered from his illness, many have wondered who will inherit the American throne when His Majesty passes on. With the recent death of his brother, Prince William, the succession to the throne has been brought into question. The two contenders were his eldest child, Princess Charlotte, a girl of fourteen, and his only son, Andrew who is barely three. His Majesty announced Charlotte would be ascending the throne, and to help secure her claim and position, has betrothed her to the son of the Lord of Baltimore. This has done much to strengthen ties between Baltimore and Washington, and it is hoped that this will ensure Baltimore will support the princess when she ascends to the throne.
    America: +1 Stability

    TREATY OF SAN JOSE
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    In a response to the growing American presence in Central America, the nations of Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have agreed to a treaty of mutual defense. Though many are dependent on America for a majority of their trade, there is no desire to become a part of the Empire. However, they have all been quick to assure the Americans that the alliance is purely defensive, and have no intents to liberate Nicaragua. However, inside the nations, there does seem to be some relief, and some hope that the Americans may decide that the region is more trouble than it’s worth to occupy.

    +1 Stability in all signatory nations


    Last Days of the Emperor

    News from South America​


    CHILE GROWS, TERRITORY AND INDUSTRY
    Santiago, The Republic of Chile

    In Chile, a new project is under way converting some of the larger farming villages into centers of industry, the new jobs attracting people to come seeking higher paying work than farming. The Chilean Army also began expansion in the lands that divide the territory, finding little resistance in the region, conquering it easily. In Buenos Aires, there is anger at Chilean expansion, however it remains to be seen if Argentina would risk war in the region.

    Republic of Chile: +2 Progress on project

    EMPEROR TO STEP DOWN IN BRAZIL
    Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil

    Emperor Dom Pedro II, in a move surprising many, has abdicated the throne. He stated that Brazil requires a monarchy, both for internal stability, and international legitimacy. However, he conceded that the monarchy is not capable of running the affairs of the nation as a mediator considering his age and the monarchy's position as a legitimizing influence and therefore point of contention between Brazil's conservative and liberal extremes. He intends to abdicate within the term of the next three years in favor of his daughter, who will therefore become Empress of Brazil. She will oversee the transition of political authority to a President, selected from the military. This presidential and the Senate will rule until parliamentary elections where new, non-military candidates can run. The military has recognized the continued existence of a Brazilian monarchy and imperial royal family, although in a severely reduced role. In what may have been one of his last major acts as Emperor, Dom Pedro II has signed Lei Áurea, freeing the slaves in Brazil, however the move was blocked by the new Brazilian President, Marshall Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca. Though the transition was moderated by the presence of British mediators, ensuring the legitimacy of the power transfer, the people of Brazil were devastated to hear of the Emperor’s abdication, causing chaos to spread in Brazil, forcing the military to send troops to ensure no rebellions occurred.

    Empire of Brazil: -2 Stability

    ECONOMIC REFORM IN BRAZIL
    Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil

    Under the new presidency, Brazil has engaged in a few economic reforms. Although an immigration reform was tried to hope to draw immigrants to Brazil, it largely failed due to the perceived instability and coup in Brazil. Logging companies have been moved to the Amazon to begin logging operations, largely relying on population from the east, however they have few workers due to the large push of Brazilians entering the military. Slave owners have taken government subsidy money to increase their own lands, and military veterans and capitalists have taken money in the cities to open up new factories to increase their own wealth. Productivity is rising, but the wealth is even more concentrated than it was before.

    Empire of Brazil: -1 Economic Freedom

    INCIDENT IN THE AMAZON?
    Brazilian-Bolivian Border

    Brazil has reported that on a survey of lands in the Amazon by Bolivia, the Brazilian garrison has been attacked. Although Bolivia has loudly denied the incident and declared it cheap propaganda by the military of Brazil, Brazil seems to believe it, raising an army of 100,000 being trained by their German military advisors. Many South American nations are on guard and have moved troops to guard against potential Brazilian threats, while Bolivia has begun preparing her troops for battle after humiliating demands for reparations were rejected.
     
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    News from Africa​


    TREATY OF SUEZ
    Suez Canal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

    This year, the United Kingdom and The Republic of France have come to an agreement regarding Suez. A two kilometer radius on both sides of the Suez Canal will be established as a neutral international zone under the joint administration of Britain and France, with French occupation of the Eastern side and the Sinai Peninsula. France has ceded her claim to the lands west of the Albertine Rift. Also, France has recognized British occupation over Egypt to be legal and has agreed to not interfere in British administration of the territory, infuriating the Ottoman Empire.

    OTTOMAN SPIES FOUND IN EGYPT
    Cairo, British Protectorate of Egypt

    Although many powers paid lip service to recognizing Egypt as Ottoman, and not British, the United Kingdom ignored the Ottomans and refused to withdraw. Ottoman spies attempted to bribe British soldiers to leave but were quickly caught and imprisoned. Further south, Ottoman funds have found their ways into the anti-British Mahdist rebellion, outraging Britain. Perhaps in response, the Ottomans cancelled a deal to sell North Aden to the United Kingdom, furthering the rift between the two.


    MAHDIST WAR CONTINUES
    Khartoum, Mahdist State

    Spurred by public opinion, the United Kingdom sent a major expeditionary force to quell the Mahdist swine, who seem to have been recently funded by a foreign power. Unchallenged, the United Kingdom was able to shell Mahdists on the coast and seized control of the regions. With the east in hand, British forces seized control along the Nile, aided by superior equipment and the use of gunboats. British forces found Khartoum to be an easy area to crack, capturing the city. As the winter came, the level of the White Nile fell, allowing Mahdist soldiers to cross by foot and denying the British their gunboat support. They attacked the weakest part of the British lines: the Egyptian troops. With the Egyptians collapsing, the Mahdists were able to overrun the British garrison, despite the advantages in artillery, though over 25,000 Mahdists lost their lives. The British commander took his remaining forces, strategically retreating to Atbarah. The British have since reorganized their forces to prepare for a second march upon Khartoum should they so desire

    The United Kingdom: -4 Infantry Brigades, -2 Cavalry Brigades, -1 Artillery Brigade
    Mahdist State: +8 Irregular Brigades, -3 Infantry Brigades, -5 Irregular Brigades, -1 Cavalry Brigade

    OTTOMAN LIBYA SOLD
    Tripoli, Kingdom of Italy

    While the Ottomans have been clamoring for the return of one territory, they have ceded another. Libya has been sold to the Kingdom of Italy. Many in Italy are happy to see the expansion of the empire, though the reality is that aside from the coastal cities, Italy has almost no control over the region.

    TREATY OF CASABLANCA SIGNED
    Casablanca, Sultanate of Morocco

    One beneficiary of the collapse of Franco-Spanish relations has been the Sultanate of Morocco, who many thought would be swallowed into the French and Spanish empires has instead received guarantees of independence from most major powers. In an effort to modernize, and perhaps as a result of French influence in the country, Morocco has signed the Treaty of Casablanca, allowing French companies to invest in Morocco while allowing Morocco to keep a majority of the profits, and sending French advisors to train her military. Many in Morocco praise the Sultanate as he creates a new, stronger Morocco, but not bowing to foreign powers.

    Sultanate of Morocco: +1 Stability

    LIBERIA SETTLES FRENCH CLAIM
    Monrovia, Dominion of Liberia

    Despite the Berlin Conference ceding the region to France, the American protectorate of Liberia has begun the settlement of areas of French West Africa. Officials in Paris are furious, and though France has few troops in the region to push the Liberians back, the American presence is a direct insult to France and French power. The world waits to see if the issue can be resolved peacefully, or if this will evolve into a war between the two powers.

    The Republic of France: -1 Stability in Cote D’Ivorie)

    ITALY ARMS ABYSSINIA
    Soqota, Abyssinia

    In an effort to firmly establish boundaries in Africa, the Kingdom of Italy and Abyssinian have arranged a deal. In exchange for a sliver of land in Italian holdings, Italy has agreed to arm Abyssinian soldiers with repeating rifles. In Abyssinia, the Royal Guards have already become fairly adept at them, giving them perhaps one of the strongest native forces on the continent.

    Abyssinnia: +1 Army Quality

    Tamatave bombed and occupied by France

    FRENCH EXPEDITION TO MADAGASCAR SUCCESFUL
    Sakalava, French Madagascar

    France ended her conflict with Merina with a series of victories this year. French forces defeated a small Merinan army and began the occupation of Majunga, and began bombarding the eastern coast. A large French column came to Antananarivo and issued a list of demands, which Merina was forced to accept, including a French protectorate of Sakalava, respecting French claims in the North East, and an indemnity, causing unrest in Merina.

    Kingdom of Merina: -1 Stability, -3 Infantry Brigades
    French Madagascar: +1 Stability, -1 Infantry Brigade




    News from Asia

    OMAN BECOMES BRITISH PROTECTERATE
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

    Oman has this year agreed to become a British protectorate in exchange for re-establishing authority of Oman over Zanzibar. Britain has gone to work helping Oman modernize a port on the African coast around Dar es Salaam. Oman has been asked to illegalize slavery, but without de facto control of the African coastline, it seems unlikely. However, if Britain presses, it will happen, something that worries the conservative Omani elite, though many power seekers are attempting to establish a good rapport with the British

    Sultanate of Oman: -1 Stability

    TRANS-CASPIAN RAILWAY COMPLETED
    Moscow, Russia

    Spurred on by extra investment, the Trans Caspian Railway has been completed by Russia this year. Though not as impressive as the planned Trans-Siberian Railway, it has helped Russia consolidate power in Central Asia, and if war with Afghanistan progresses, will likely play a key role.

    CRISIS IN THE EAST
    Panjdeh, Emirate of Afghanistan

    As Russian troops moved south into Central Asia to consolidate the region under their authority, skirmishes occurred on the loosely defined Russo-Afghan border. General Alexander Komarov, fighting one such tribe, ventured slightly into Afghan borders. Afghan troops near the Kushk River ordered Russian troops to leave, where General Komarov refused. A light skirmish began which turned into a complete route as Russian troops wiped out the Afghan forces, sustaining only slight casualties. This has created outrage in London, as Afghanistan is firmly in the British sphere of influence and Russian troops are now dangerously close to British India. Many in Gladstone’s cabinet are calling for a commission between The United Kingdom and Russia to establish defined borders for the area. Russian troops are still in the region, and with this victory, Russian military might could very well be projected even further south.

    Afghanistan: -1 Infantry Brigade


    New soldiers for the Empire, trained in the style of the Beiyang Army

    CHINA EXPANDS ARMY
    Peking, Qing Empire

    The Qing have decided a major expansion of the existing Beiyang Army was in order. Using a mix of traditional and modern weaponry, thirty brigades have been raised for the Imperial Army, and have been placed on the various borders, to put pressure on Korea and to guard against French or Russian attacks.

    RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SENT TO KOREA
    Seoul, Kingdom of Korea

    This year, Russia has sent Karl Weber as an ambassador to Korea, perhaps in response to the recent coup that failed to replace Chinese influence with Japanese. Although he is allowed, Japan has denounced Weber, and is pressuring Korea to expel him. It is unknown how the Qing will respond, though most feel that they will likely join Japan in pressuring Weber’s expulsion. However, Weber has established himself in the court, and seems to have made key contacts with those close to the King.

    SPANISH CONQUEST OF SULU
    Sulu, Kingdom of Spain

    As a part of Spain’s effort of revitalizing her stagnant nation, the Sultanate of Sulu was invaded. Though the locals put up some resistance, Spanish marines were able to defeat the defenders with barely any casualties. The Kingdom of Spain has annexed these islands and has put them under their Pacific administration for now.

    The Sultanate of Sulu: -independence

    SARAWAK SUBJEGATED BY BRITAIN
    Kuching, Kingdom of Sarawak

    Perhaps in response to the conquest of Sulu, Britain decided to safeguard her own holdings in the Pacific. Ships dispatched from British India arrived in Sarawak to demand a Treaty of Protection over Sarawak. Charles, the White Rajah of Sarawak, decided to protect his holdings from outright subjugation by the British has agreed to become a protectorate where at least he will continue to have influence in the day to day running of the nation.

    HAWAIIAN INDEPENDENCE REAFFIRMED, TENSIONS RISE
    Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii

    The United Kingdom has reaffirmed her commitment to Hawaiian independence as stated by the Anglo-French proclamation in 1843. Perhaps fearing a loss of influence in Hawaii, the American Empire has responded with her own guarantee of Hawaiian independence. The British navy, seeing this, has sent a naval task force to be stationed in Hawaii, outraging the Americans both in the Hawaiian government, and in the Empire itself. With the ongoing tensions on the North American conteinent, King David Kalākaua has declared his ports closed to any further warships, sending Americans on the island into a great anger.

    Kingdom of Hawaii: -1 Stability
     
  8. Nuka-sama

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    Map

    Spoiler :


    Foreign Diplomacy


    Spoiler :
    From The Dominion of Canada
    To The Métis Federation


    Surrender, and we promise only Riel and the leaders will be executed. Anyone who surrenders to Canadian Forces by April 1st, 1886, will be spared imprisonment and execution.

    From the Métis Federation
    To The Dominion of Canada, United Kingdom of Great Britain of Ireland

    We have beaten you, we will assert independence for our people. We are not afraid!

    From The Dominion of Canada
    To The Métis Federation

    You fools, we have not yet begun to fight. You will be buried by our might!

    From The Dominion of Canada
    To The American Empire

    We know you have aided these rebels. Stay out of this, and we may forgive you yet

    From The Métis Federation
    To The American Empire

    Help us, friends to the south! Together we will drive the Canadians from our homeland!

    From The Empire of Japan
    To The Russian Empire

    Withdraw your ambassador Weber. Korea is in the Japanese and Qing spheres of influence, your presence is unwelcome here.

    From The Emirate of Afghanistan
    To The Russian Empire

    Withdraw from our lands immediately!

    From the Emirate of Afghanistan
    To The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

    We require your assistance and defense as you are obligated to provide

    From the Mahdist State
    To the British Scum

    We will purge you from our nation. Leave now, and you may be spared. If not, the wrath of Allah will come upon you, and we will drown you in your own pools of blood.

    From Venezuela, Peru
    To Brazil

    We do not wish for war, this is a blatant act of aggression against Bolivia, withdraw your foolhardy demands


    OOC

    You may now post

    Stats tomorrow

    I need a player for Japan, sp1023 has left

    Any player who did not send orders has lost the claim to their nation, including Mexico, Argentina, Bulgaria, Sweden, and the Netherlands. You may reclaim them, or someone else can too if they so choose.
     
  9. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama Queen

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    The stats have been updated. Any thing you take issue with in the update or stats? hit me up on AIM or PM me :)

    I'd like feedback; pictures, yes or no? The update, is it good by region or would you prefer a different set up?

    PM any questions about anything, and once again, stats are up :)
     
  10. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    OOC: I liked the update music. :mischief:
     
  11. Eltain

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    There is one picture [Tamatave bombed and occupied by France] that is big enough that it makes me have to scroll to read the entire post, but the pictures made sense each time they were put in and it added to the update for me. I also like the articles region by region, like they are now. A very good read, Nuke. :)
     
  12. Lord of Elves

    Lord of Elves Suede-Denim Secret Police

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    From: Empire of Brazil
    To: Venezuela, Peru

    We have evidence which we consider valid that Bolivia has sent military expeditions within our own borders, to prospect for and speculate on the resource-wealth of lands considered sovereign territory of the Empire of Brazil. Such expeditions have gone so far as to attack our own military garrison in that region; this is a blatant act of aggression by Bolivia, and we demand the right to rectify this situation by force if necessary. If it will change your position, we are willing to permit Venezuelan and Peruvian observers to oversee any combat between our armies and those of Bolivia, that we shall conduct our war fairly and with full attendance to the safety of the civilian population of both nations.

    From: Empire of Brazil
    To: Bolivia

    We have given you every chance to rectify this situation, by paying the fair and reasonable reparations owed by you for violating our sovereignty so grievously, to our government. That you are unwilling to do so is a further admission of your lack of respect for both the sovereignty of the Empire of Brazil, and the good character of the Brazilian people. This is unacceptable; you will submit to reparations, or we will rectify this situation as needs demand.

    @Nuke, update mentions we took German military advisers. I am not certain this is the case, considering we made no provision for that in our orders.
     
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    ZeletDude The Lion

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    good update. The pictures are good as well.
     
  14. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    To: The World
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: Kingdom of Hawaii


    The French Third Republic is reaffirming our commitment to the Anglo-French proclamation of 1843, in which we guaranteed the independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

    To: Khedive of Egypt
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: Ottoman Empire


    It is our view that the British occupation of Egypt and the French occupation of Sinai are legal and necessary to defend both British and French interests in the Suez region and in the Nile basin.

    To: Empire of Brazil; Bolivia
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: Venezuela; Peru


    It is our view that Bolivia's blatant aggression against the good peoples of Brazil must not go unpunished. We believe that either Bolivia must deliver unto Brazil the reparations they are deserved, or Brazil shall inflict upon Bolivia a punishment they have deemed necessary and proper.

    To: Ottoman Empire
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: United Kingdom


    Your actions to undermine British authority in areas under rebellion have not gone unnoticed by us.

    To: American Empire
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: Liberia


    Under what legal pretext do you steal our claims?

    OOC: Excellent update!
     
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    bombshoo Never mind...

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    To: France
    From: Germany


    We are disturbed by the heavy amount of government intervention into the private sector.We hope that foreign business interests in your country will not be threatened.

    To: Bolivia
    From: Germany
    CC: Brazil


    Cease and desist with your warmongering at once! Germany will not let its new business interests in the Amazon region be disrupted by your aggressive stupidity!

    To: The Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria
    From: Germany


    We do not wish for this situation to break down into open hostilities. We suggest a plebiscite in Rumelia, with the option for the Pomak dominated southern third to remain under Turkish sovereignty.

    To: The Ottoman Empire, The United Kingdom
    From: Germany


    It is time you accept that Egypt is now under British influence. Cease these attempts to destabilize the region through spies and the backing of vile rebellions.
     
  16. Boundless

    Boundless Chieftain

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    To The French Third Republic
    From the Ottoman Empire


    We had your word you supported us in our endeavour to remove Britain from our Egyptian Vassal. Do not speak with forked tongues now, it insults us all.
     
  17. Boundless

    Boundless Chieftain

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    This is agreeable with us.
     
  18. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    To: German Empire
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: Other Concerned Parties


    We assure you that foreign business will not be threatened, as long as they comply with our laws.

    To: Ottoman Empire
    From: French Third Republic


    We never promised you anything. We only stated that we felt a restoration of Egypt to you would be preferable. Our opinion has since changed.
     
  19. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama Queen

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    From Venezuela, Peru
    To The Empire of Brazil

    It's funny how after the Emperor announced his abdication and allowed his military to take over the ruling of the nation that a war would come to Brazil and a huge army would need to be raised. Our troops will be put on guard, and we will encourage other South American nations to do the same.

    From Bolivia
    To Germany

    We have done nothing of the sort!

    From Bulgaria
    To the Ottoman Empire, Germany

    This land is sacred Bulgarian soil. No more will we have the foul Turks defile us and our lands!
     
  20. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    To: The World
    From: French Third Republic
    CC: Bulgaria


    We recognize Bulgarian independence.
     

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