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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Government of the Socialist Republic of Furstia extends an offer to exchange diplomatic embassies to the Government of Viertoise. Should your Government accept, Mr. Daniel Taboada shall be designated as our ambassador to your nation.

Signed,
Andrés Dorrego, Minister of Foreign Affairs

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

Dear nations,

The president is asking that our ties should strengthen and with that, we would ask exchange embassies to every nation to start a wonderful and succesful journey.

Best regards,

Hon. Andres Welkins III

Furstia wrote:Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Government of the Socialist Republic of Furstia extends an offer to exchange diplomatic embassies to the Government of Viertoise. Should your Government accept, Mr. Daniel Taboada shall be designated as our ambassador to your nation.

Signed,
Andrés Dorrego, Minister of Foreign Affairs

To: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Furstia
From: Ministry of International Affairs of Viertoise

We accept your invitation. A warm welcome awaits your delegates in Port Espoir. We have nominated Jean Rochelle as our ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Furstia. We are looking forward to a positive future for both of our nations.

Sincerely,
Edouard Leblanc
Ministry of International Affairs of Viertoise

New London, New Britain

Coming to you live from the capital of the nation, President Henry Baker is preparing to deliver his annual address to the seated members of the legislature and general public in the Grand Atrium of the Residence.

The soaring golden arches reflect the many spotlights situated on the ceiling of the massive chamber, illuminating the crowd below. Among the rows of gilded seats, the various legislators are seated in their best evening dress, some craning their necks looking for waiters serving drinks.

Seated at an elevated pavilion toward the back of the room are the members of the press, also adorned in formal attire and conversing amongst themselves -- most likely predicting what the president would address.

And finally, having crammed themselves into the long and winding balconies, several hundred or so members of the general public look down into the chamber.

After a few minutes, the lights dim and the spotlights focus on the elevated podium at the front of the Grand Atrium. Vice-President James Baker approaches the podium, flanked by Foreign Secretary Saira Patel and Defense Secretary Melvin Trygs. He glances at the crowd, then takes a sip of water. He clears his throat, and the crowd falls silent.

"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It is my proud honor, in my capacity as Vice-President of New Britain, to introduce my brother and president, Henry Baker," he announces, stepping aside.

A beaming Henry Baker walks onto the stage, assuming his place at the podium.

"Good evening. Government, nation, world -- I greet you all."

Baker continues to address various topics, spanning healthcare, financial investments, and immigration.

"We are a nation that needs to grow and prosper. The way that a nation grows and prospers is through the cultivation and acceptance or new ideas. As such, I will be instructing Foreign Secretary Patel to revamp the immigration system and create a merit-based, objective immigration system to urge new members to join and strengthen the community that is our nation. Of course, refugees are of a separate status -- this system is merely intended to moderate the requirements and attributes expected of those who immigrate to New Britain for work-related purposes."

Following a round of applause, Baker continues to speak for another two hours.

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National News Station

New London, New Britain

"Welcome back, New Britain. President Baker just outlined his plans for this coming presidential year, chief among them more government funding for start-up businesses and a working immigration rehaul. Immediate responses to the speech have been mainly positive, with most support coming from the president's own Liberal Party members. However, some are wondering whether these updates are the result of the president wanting to put together a cohesive campaign to deal with the upcoming re-election campaign," says host Justin Goldman.

"Precisely. The currently declared candidates for the upcoming election, if you don't remember, are former New London mayor and former Deputy Foreign Secretary Ainitosh Acharya (Conservative Party), the hedge fund billionaire Robert Rubenstein (Liberal Party), former National Bank CEO Viraj Patil (Conservative Party), entrepreneur Alex Williams (Liberal Party), and immigration firebrand Senator Jonathan Watson (Conservative Party)," says Rachel Walker.

It remains to be seen whether the president's speech will allow him to formulate an effective strategy to contend with the upcoming debates.

President Dawes gives statement from Rose Garden

"My fellow Americans and people of the world. Today I can report that after a long and hard manhunt, the group responsible for the Capitol Bombing has at last been taken down. Their leader, one Robert Turner, was the mastermind behind the attack and during a raid on this group compound, he was shot and killed in the ensuing fire fight. I gave orders for his arrest and to be taken alive but Turner opened fire on the force sent to arrest him and his group and was thus killed as a result. Those who died as a result of his plot to overthrow the Union have been avenged and can now rest in peace. There are still some at large but without their leadership, they will be quickly brought to justice. Thank and God Bless the Union."

EXPO IV: Paris - Week 2 of 5 - Point-to-Point Races (3)

Week two of EXPO IV pits all the nations against each other with point-to-point races around Labyrnna. Each nation had to race three races during the week. The results of the races are below:

Race 1:
First - Labyrnna
Second - Infiny
Third - Furstia
Fourth - Intermarium Union
Fifth - Western Afrika
Sixth - Belagia
Seventh - The Rexist Rijk
Eighth - Romanovskaya
Ninth - Imperial Eagle
Tenth - Eraus

Race 2:
First - Furstia
Second - Belagia
Third - Infiny
Fourth - Eraus
Fifth - Western Afrika
Sixth - Labyrnna
Seventh - Romanovskaya
Eighth - Imperial Eagle
Ninth - The Rexist Rijk
Tenth - Intermarium Union

Race 3:
First - Furstia
Second - Western Afrika
Third - Intermarium Union
Fourth - Imperial Eagle
Fifth - Belagia
Sixth - The Rexist Rijk
Seventh - Romanovskaya
Eighth - Infiny
Ninth - Eraus
Tenth - Labyrnna

With the races out of the way, we can see where the nations stand, and see who is currently in line for the EXPO Championship!

Rankings:
First: Furstia - 49 points
Second: Infiny - 40 points
Third: Western Afrika - 38 points
Fourth: Belagia - 37 points
Fifth: Eraus - 35 points
Sixth: Labyrnna - 34 points
Seventh: Intermarium Union - 26 points
Eighth: The Rexist Rijk - 25 points
Ninth: Imperial Eagle - 23 points
Ninth: Romanovskaya - 23 points

This week, Furstia sits at the top of the board. They now sit four places above the current champion. Only time will tell if Eraus can make it back to the top to retain the title. We still have so much more to come with EXPO IV: Paris!

Origin Energy

Working in conjunction with the Department of Energy, Origin Energy has secured rights to operate two Molten Salt Reactors (MSR). The first MSR is at Santa Cruz Del Norte on the Island of Cuba, and the second being at Saint-Marc, on Hispaniola in the state of Haiti.

These MSR reactors will provide thousands of homes and businesses clean, affordable and most importantly, safe energy.

The reactors construction have been contracted out to our partners in the Imperial Eagle, with total construction time of reactors and sites to be 2 years (104 RL days) for a total cost of $4 billion.

This is an investment in the future, with Origin’s continued dedication to sourcing and developing clean and efficient energy for the future.

Development of Project 001

President Madaki and other leaders of various West African departments have accepted the offer by The Rexist Rijk. They wish to work with the various companies and also wish to work with the nuclear power plant for Republic City.

Federal Census Bureau Annual Report

Population growth: 0.7%
==>Growth in the past year: 2,607,493
==> New population: 375,106,468
Economic growth: 1.0%
==> Growth in the past year: $179.21bn.
==> New GDP: $18.100bn.
==> New p/c: $48,254

Economic recession due to the Capitol Bombing has largely been reversed and is expect to be fully recovered by next year or so.

Carjuanga wrote:OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

Dear nations,

The president is asking that our ties should strengthen and with that, we would ask exchange embassies to every nation to start a wonderful and succesful journey.

Best regards,

Hon. Andres Welkins III

To: Hon. Andres Welkins III, Office of the Prime Minister, Carjuanga
From: Yuriy Illyushin, Foreign Office, Romanovskaya
Subject: Embassy Exchange

Dear Mr. Welkins III,

I have been instructed by the government to respond to your open invitation to exchange embassies and this establish formal diplomatic relations. We see it as a matter of utmost importance for Romanovskaya to have a diplomatic presence in South America.

In the spirit of friendship, we will gladly welcome your chosen ambassador to Vyborg where they will be given an appointment to meet and present their credentials to Her Serene Highness Princess Zephyrine I.

Subject to your governments approval, we have appointed Mr. Georgiy Yumashev to be our ambassador to Carjuanga.

Best wishes
Yuriy Illyushin
Foreign Secretary for the Principality of Romanovskaya

Romanovskaya wrote:To: Hon. Andres Welkins III, Office of the Prime Minister, Carjuanga
From: Yuriy Illyushin, Foreign Office, Romanovskaya
Subject: Embassy Exchange

Dear Mr. Welkins III,

I have been instructed by the government to respond to your open invitation to exchange embassies and this establish formal diplomatic relations. We see it as a matter of utmost importance for Romanovskaya to have a diplomatic presence in South America.

In the spirit of friendship, we will gladly welcome your chosen ambassador to Vyborg where they will be given an appointment to meet and present their credentials to Her Serene Highness Princess Zephyrine I.

Subject to your governments approval, we have appointed Mr. Georgiy Yumashev to be our ambassador to Carjuanga.

Best wishes
Yuriy Illyushin
Foreign k for the Principality of Romanovskaya

To: Hon. Yuriy Illyushin, Foreign Secretary of Romanovskaya

From: Andres Welkins III, Prime Minister of Carjuanga

Dear Mr Illyushin,

Whole gratitude accept and thanks for the start of our ties. The president, Hon. David Torres greets every citizen of your natikn a happy start of an endless relationship. The embassy will be located at the heart of Kasa Lhenim City, the capital, together with other embassies, as well as the official residence of Mr. Georgiy Yumashev, the ambassador of Romanovskaya. Mr. Georgiy Yumashev will be requested to meet with the President for the presenting of credentials at the Palacio da Alvorada, the official residence of the President.

The Ambassador of Carjuanga to Romanovskaya is Mr. Larry Johannes. He will meet with the Princess with credentials.

Truly yours,

Hon. Andres Welkins III, PM

Noted by:

President David Torres, MWF RHD

Western Afrika wrote:Development of Project 001

President Madaki and other leaders of various West African departments have accepted the offer by The Rexist Rijk. They wish to work with the various companies and also wish to work with the nuclear power plant for Republic City.

Board of Works

The Board of Works will dispatch a team of 50 surveyors and engineers to case and survey the supposed location of Republic City.

At least 12 guides will be recruited from the locals to assist with navigation.

These engineers will put their experiences in urban planning - each having had experience in urban renovations and construction in major Qing cities such as Harbin, Changchun, Seoul or Beijing - and attempt to transform an empty plot of land to a revolutionary, modern city.

RBC News: Violence in Lake Balkhash Region

Last Night the UbetSlava State Guard and Balkhash City Guard were deployed in the border region near Lake Balkhash when violence between groups of armed protesters and local police. The attacks began when Protesters overran a small guard unit protecting an armory and raided the Police Station in a small village in the outskirts of the city of Balkhash. Local and State Police responded, however, were forced to pull back from the Police Station and the Mayor ordered the Balkhash City Guard to activate and deploy to the Village and the Governor did the same with a Platoon of the State Guard Infantry. A gun battle between the Protesters and the Guards units which ended in the deaths of 7 Protesters and 2 Guardsmen. The Death toll from the incident, in General, was 17 Protesters, 7 Local Police Officers, and 2 Guardsmen. The Protester claimed they were fed up with the Council and their lack of actions in replacing Former Grand Senator Zotov.

EXPO IV: Paris - Week 3 of 5 - National Rally Races (2)

The third week of EXPO sees the racers in two rally races. The first rally race was from Tichla to Tangier. The second race is from Gibraltar to Paris. The following are the results.

Race 1:
First - Western Afrika
Second - Infiny
Third - Imperial Eagle
Fourth - Labyrnna
Fifth - Romanovskaya
Sixth - Eraus
Seventh - The Rexist Rijk
Eighth - Intermarium Union
Ninth - Furstia
Tenth - Belagia

Race 2:
First - Eraus
Second - Labyrnna
Third - Belagia
Fourth - Furstia
Fifth - Romanovskaya
Sixth - The Rexist Rijk
Seventh - Imperial Eagle
Eighth - Intermarium Union
Ninth - Infiny
Tenth - Western Afrika

With those races out of the way, we can now see where everyone stands!

Current Standings:
First: Furstia - 58 points
Second: Infiny - 51 points
Third: Eraus - 50 points
Third: Labyrnna - 50 points
Fifth: Western Afrika - 49 points
Sixth: Belagia - 46 points
Seventh: Imperial Eagle - 35 points
Seventh: Romanovskaya - 35 points
Ninth: The Rexist Rijk - 34 points
Tenth: Intermarium Union - 32 points

After week three, Furstia still holds the top spot, but Eraus is heading back up the ladder, planting themselves at third place. Only time will tell who will become victorious with only three races left, but big payouts, who knows what can happen? More coming your way from EXPO IV: Paris!

Tuareg union

News from the front

Union troops crushed at the intersection!

Tuareg Union troops have been crushed while fighting a major assault near the town of El Mania, General Akanni Adeyemi's troops used both mobility and a thunderous artillery barrage to outmanoeuvre and demoralise Union troops. In 4 hours they raised the flag of surrender. Many of the soldiers who surrendered quickly defected to the generals ranks, while a good amount of equipment was seized, including Roman issued Rifles, artillery and even trucks and tanks. Capturing on the surprise victory the General's troops have moved North in an attempt to capture the capital of Ouargla. Roman troops staioned in Ouargla have been seen moving East in an attempt to fortify the intersection that connects the N1 and N49 highways.

FOREIGN OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF ROMANOVSKAYA

Updated Travel Information

Following a review, the Foreign Office has updated the travel status for the following nations.

-Greater Australia-:
The Foreign Office has taken the decision to lift the ban on Romanovan citizens traveling to Greater Australia. A travel warning will remain in place however with citizens advised use a high degree of caution before traveling to Greater Australia.

Orange-Bourgogne: Following clarification from the government of Orange-Bourgogne, we have taken the decision to remove all travel warnings for Orange-Bourgogne. Citizens can now take normal precautions when traveling to Orange-Bourgogne.

Also, following the acceptance of Orange-Bourgogne into the EFTO as an observer, and therefore, a free trade partner of Romanovskaya, we have taken the decision to remove visa requirements for citizens of Orange-Bourgogne to enter Romanovskaya. This decision was taken with the aid of the Treasury as a measure to open the tourism sector to citizens of Orange-Bourgogne.

Further information can be found here.

Orange-Bourgogne wrote:National Strike Day 3: Innocence lost, patience is up
~ OBBC News

On the final day of the National Strike, things have turned for the worse. Approximately five million people participated in the Province of England alone, and another five million are said to have been involved in other protests across Orange-Bourgogne.

With no sign from the Government that the Inclusive Society Act will be repealed, or indeed that any change whatsoever will be made to it, the protestors were much more aggressive today when compared with the previous days. For example, slurs were sprayed on homes and businesses, and threats were made by both sides.

More than 70 people, including about 15 police officers, were injured in clashes in a suburb of Birmingham today as extremist demonstrators fought with riot police during an anti-Inclusive Society Act march attended by more than 25.000 people.

The injured from this particular clash in Birmingham were transported to a nearby hospital. In the meantime, officers confiscated five petrol bombs, numerous tear gas bombs, and sticks. The protestors wanted to march past the local government’s head office, but the police created an exclusion zone to keep them away. Violence broke out when some of the protestors tried to break the cordon. Our reporter said that the march began largely peaceful until a section of the group pushed forward in an attempt to break the police lines to reach the government buildings. Riot police reinforcements moved in to hold the line, but within minutes it turned into a violent and ugly confrontation.

Despite police charges, minority protesters’ groups held their ground. Mounted officers were deployed, as the streets virtually became a battlefield. Stewards tried to restore order, but were overwhelmed by the demonstrators who continued the fight. Marchers at the end were unaware what happened at the front, and remained relatively calm and well-behaved. Some rioters on the other hand even taunted the police. They were met with tactical movements by the officers who tried to break up the protestors into smaller groups. Most rioters wore masks and scarfs to avoid identification.

Two hours after the fighting began, the marchers finally began heading to a playing field for a rally. There the tensions calmed down, and later the protestors began to return home.

More on this later.

National Strike Day 3: Riot was “planned and intentional”
~ OBBC News

Birmingham Police Commissioner Paul Melville said tonight that the violence during the third day of the National Strike had been “carefully planned” by “a sizeable minority intent on causing trouble”. He said that the hypocrisy of the group knew no bounds, and that more arrests later are to follow. Police Commissioner Melville also said the following during a press conference on the ‘event’: “They must have known and anticipated exactly what would happen today, and they provided the opportunity for it to happen. We saw a cowardly mob of extremists, who turn up with no real intention to demonstrate the Inclusive Society Act but to cause danger and violence towards others”.

The Secretary of State for Internal Affairs, Mrs Stephanie Hodges MP (Social Republican Front), who deputises for the Prime Minister who currently resides at her countryside estate, said that the Government was “absolutely committed to find who these scumbags are and put them in front of a court that will sentence them to harsh punishments”. All fixed cameras in the area have been confiscated by the police and must submit their footage to the police, who will review it to see if any individuals can be recognised.

When confronted with these allegations, Leader of the Opposition Arthur of Avalon MP (Regnum Unitum), denied that they were true. “In fact, we specifically told people not to resort to violence whatever the circumstances.” Shadow Internal Affairs Secretary William Huntingdon MP (UNI), who spent time in police custody for opposing the Government’s policies, said that there “are strong symptoms to show that actually, this was all planned and organised by the coalition parties [which are the SRF and Vox Populi]. We will do further investigations and come forward with the results as soon as we have them”, he told our team.

Would anyone like to Join the IIHL (International Ice Hockey League)? I need 20 Players, 4 Centers, 4 Left Wingers, 4, Right-Wingers, 6 Defensemen and 2 Goaltender, I need their Height, age Place of Birth and they must be Citizens of your country, this is like the Olympics. I also need you to name a team captain and a place where they place their home games, Please TG me if you're interested

EXPO IV: Paris - Week 4 of 5 - F1 Racing

Week four saw a grand Formula 1 race across Paris. The points for this race was doubled for each position since there will only be one race. The results are below.

Race Results:
First - Belagia
Second - Infiny
Third - Intermarium Union
Fourth - Eraus
Fifth - Furstia
Sixth - Romanovskaya
Seventh - Imperial Eagle
Eighth - The Rexist Rijk
Ninth - Western Afrika
Tenth - Labyrnna

The results after the F1 race are below:

Current Standings:
First - Furstia - 70 points
Second - Infiny - 69 points
Third - Belagia - 66 points
Fourth - Eraus - 64 points
Fifth - Western Afrika - 53 points
Sixth - Labyrnna - 52 points
Seventh - Intermarium Union - 48 points
Eighth - Romanovskaya - 45 points
Ninth - Imperial Eagle - 43 points
Tenth - The Rexist Rijk - 40 points

Furstia still reigns in this EXPO. Eraus, the current Champion, falls back to fourth place, being overtaken by Belagia. More to come with next week, the final week of EXPO IV: Paris!

RBC News:Sergei Medvedvev Ascends to Throne

Last night after civil unrest reached its peak Barron Sergei Medvedev annouced that he will take the throne, which was approved by the Church and the Council. A ceremony will be held and leaders of the World are invited to join the ceremony, in part, Sergei Medvedev proposed to his long term girlfriend, Anastasia Sokolova, and a wedding will take places soon after Sergei becomes King. Sergei Medvedev at first wish not to take the throne however after some convincing and seeing Civil unrest hit its peak, he annouced his claim and ascended to the throne.

International Ice Hockey League Board of Governors

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

This Year for the World Cup Tournament the IIHL has elected to pick a country to host the games rather than having teams fly to their perspective arena as they do during the exhibition season and previous World Cup Tournaments. This year the Board of Governors of the Leagues have elected the newest member to the league, Romanovskaya to host the Tournament this year at Princess Irina II Staudium. All members must reports there in 2 weeks times for the beginning of the Tournament.

Changes have also been made to the format of the games. It will now be a best of 7 game series for the Tournament instead of Best of 5.

Here is the bracket https://imgur.com/3BSS1P4

Tags: Furstia Imperial Eagle Orange-Bourgogne The Rexist RijkGreaterCascadia Infiny Romanovskaya

Russoslava wrote:International Ice Hockey League Board of Governors

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

This Year for the World Cup Tournament the IIHL has elected to pick a country to host the games rather than having teams fly to their perspective arena as they do during the exhibition season and previous World Cup Tournaments. This year the Board of Governors of the Leagues have elected the newest member to the league, Romanovskaya to host the Tournament this year at Princess Irina II Staudium. All members must reports there in 2 weeks times for the beginning of the Tournament.

Changes have also been made to the format of the games. It will now be a best of 7 game series for the Tournament instead of Best of 5.

Here is the bracket

Tags: Furstia Imperial Eagle Orange-Bourgogne The Rexist RijkGreaterCascadia Infiny Romanovskaya

OOC: I posted the wrong World Cup Bracket, here is the new one. https://imgur.com/Qu1LC2s

North Star Defense Annoucement

Our Aerospace division has announced that it will no longer work on the FV-1B Alligator and instead will work on a new Multi-Mission Aircraft to replace the EFV-1As, SU-35s and the F/A-35 Super Phantoms. This new Project is now the XF/A-98A Phantom III, this will take a year to develop and 6 months to build a Prototype and if the Air Force accepts it'll be put into production.

Diadochi wrote:Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Diplomatic cable for the exchanging of embassies
For immediate release

The Kingdom is always seeking to expand our global horizon, seek out potential partners, and develop deeper bonds with other nations. Already having developed deeper bilateral ties with several states over the course of 2019, the government of the United Emirates is interested in seeking new and unpaved roads to explore. In that spirit, the Kingdom wishes to extend its hand out to the following nations, and wishes to establish an embassy and formal relations with these states:

- Labyrnna
- Eraus
- Belagia
- GreaterCascadia
- Gramuntaria
- Vicintia
- The Levantine People
- Central mursia
- The Rexist Rijk
- Southwest China
- Marti Republic
- Western Afrika
- Quyelle
- Great southern africa

Best regards,

Sheikh Thani bin Ahmed Al-Subaai
Minister of Foreign Relations
The United Emirates of Diadochi

State Department

Dr. Susanna Martin has been named ambassador. She is a professor of law and has served in the state department for several years, has been an advisor to the President, and is well qualified to represent the republic.

EXPO IV: Paris - Final Week - Cross Country Race (1)

The final week closed EXPO IV with a well known staple of EXPOs. A cross country race was held in the country of Labyrnna. The race started in Libson and ended in Lauterbourg. The race had a halfway point which was worth normal. The finish was worth double. The results are below.

Checkpoint:
First - Intermarium Union
Second - Romanovskaya
Third - Eraus
Fourth - Labyrnna
Fifth - Infiny
Sixth - Belagia
Seventh - Imperial Eagle
Eighth - Furstia
Ninth - The Rexist Rijk
Tenth - Western Afrika

Finish:
First - Imperial Eagle
Second - The Rexist Rijk
Third - Labyrnna
Fourth - Infiny
Fifth - Belagia
Sixth - Furstia
Seventh - Western Afrika
Eighth - Intermarium Union
Ninth - Romanovskaya
Tenth - Eraus

The final results are in and we now get to see who goes to EXPO V: Dakar, to defend their title as EXPO Champion! The final results are below.

Final Results:
EXPO Champion: Infiny - 89 points
Second: Belagia - 83 points
Third: Labyrnna - 75 points
Fourth: Eraus - 74 points
Fifth: Furstia - 71 points
Sixth: Imperial Eagle - 67 points
Seventh: Intermarium Union - 64 points
Eighth: Western Afrika - 62 points
Ninth: The Rexist Rijk - 60 points
Tenth: Romanovskaya - 58 points

The new EXPO Champion is Infiny! They'll automatically be entered into EXPO V: Dakar to defend their title! See you all in one year!

(EXPO V: DAKAR START DATE = OCTOBER 1, 2019)

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