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Romanovskaya wrote:

Backstage, Princess Iraina II Staduim, Romanovskaya

The Team is backstage and to getting undressed and ready to head home. Reporter surrounder Team Captain Sergei Volkov

"Sergei, it was a tough defeat out there, what do you think about," An interviewer said. Volkov remained silents, shoves past him and left the room. For the next couple of minutes, the reporters try to interview people however all of the players from the Russoslav team remain silent and leave the Stadium.

Western Afrika wrote:Department of Foreign Affairs

Encoded Message WA-INF-001
Receiver: Infiny
Encryption Level: Basic

President Madaki would like to arrange a meeting in Mogadishu. Any time within the next few months will be fine for President Madaki, unless extenuating circumstances arise. This message is encrypted/encoded for purposes of security.

Re: Invitation
Encryption: Basic

His Excellency is welcome in Mogadishu, we would like to propose a meeting 7 weeks from now (RL: 1 week). He will then meet with Empress Valeria I, after which he will meet with Prime Minister Lena Cyseia. In case of issues or objections, please tell. If not, everything will be taken care of, based on the aforementioned schedule.

Funds for dry mist technology

In summers, Infiny can be considered quite hot, if not scorching. The capital, Mogadishu, frequently reaches 40 degrees celcius in June, and Mizima, Finfinne and Nairobi are also not unfamiliar with temperatures around the 30 degrees celcius. Much of northern Infiny is located in dryland, making hydration and cooling down problems for farmers, tourists, and city-dwellers.

The Cyseia-administration recognizes the importance of these issues. The problem that stood in the way of the issue being resolved easily was the primary 'cooler,' water, or rather the lack thereof. In northern Infiny, water is scarcely available. As such, wasting nearby water was out of the question. The water that had to be transported from the southern provinces has long been a burden on Infiny's infrastructure. This is why the government now seeks to use dry mist as a way to cool the people in hot and dry regions down.

The system is already used in various cities around the world. In these cities, people can walk through or under contraptions various shapes, during which the mist is sprayed on them. This gives them an amazing cooling and refreshing experience, perfect during a scorching summer's day. The device creates a latent heat of vaporization when the mist evaporates, which lowers the direct atmospheric temperature. Since it immediately evaporates, people don't get wet. The pressure of the devices is not yet clear, as the government is currently reaching out to private cooperations for the realization of this plan.

Current estimations of the funds for this project and the required technology are estimated to be at around 500 to 750 million Icoes.

OOC: I'm going to be inactive for the next couple of days due to family issues.

RTEN: Hiring Started for Republic City

The planning phase of Republic City has finished and the hiring phase has started. As previously stated, the construction of the city will be done in ten phases. The first phase of building will be started two months from now. The Government of West Africa is planning to hire a total of 250,000 people. If more people need to be hired, they will be hired during the construction. Each worker will have a base monthly salary of WAƵ1100. Actual pay will be evaluated on a worker to worker basis. The 250,000 people will be working alongside the workers from The Rexist Rijk.

Marti Republic wrote:Department of Transportation

The State of Haiti will be upgrading its existing highway system.

It will utilize the most up to date safety technology to reduce the chances of vehicles crossing the other side of the highway, as well as LED based lighting, designed to run off solar energy. Solar Panels will be placed through out several medians to also help generate additional green energy to help power nearby towns.

The estimated time frame of the first phase will be over the next year and a half (78-80 RL days) and
cost $50 million dollars.

Department of Transportation

An additional $20 million has been approved to improve the overall infrastructure of the roads in Port-au-prince.

Origin Energy is also investing another $20 million into the city to help develop solar technology in the city. Traffic lights will be running off of solar tech, and businesses will be working with origin to install solar panels on rooftops, and where else they can be installed.

This is part of a larger effort to revamp the city, spur economic growth, and to encourage younger people to stay in the city.

Havana will soon be seeing another similar project start up within the next several months.

Board of Punishments

The Board of Punishments has officially criminalised the The Ten Abominations, under Mandate by the Dongfeng Emperor.

The Ten Abominations were a list of criminal offences which were regarded as the most horrifying, and which were perceived to threaten the well-being of civilized society. Some were punishable by death, while others warranted other severe penalties.

They are listed below:

  • Plotting rebellion to overthrow the current regime.

  • Plotting sedition to damage or destroy royal temples, royal properties, ancient sites, or palaces. Feng Shui equated intentional damaging of royal property with casting a curse on the sovereign.

  • Plotting treason to defect to an enemy state, whilst carrying national secrets.

  • Patricide.

  • Depravity, wherein one murders the innocent, or mutilates corpses.

  • Great irreverence and Lèse-majesté.

  • Lack of filial piety to treat badly one's parents or grandparents.

  • Discord, wherein one harms one's spouse or relatives.

  • Unrighteousness in the form of petty treason, or murder of one's superiors, mentor, or local government officials.

  • Incest, which was defined as having affairs with the wives of one's male relatives.

    Rebellion, sedition and treason are typically punishable by death, while the others may involve the Punishments of Mo (Tattooing of the Head in the case of Incest, Unrighteousness and Discord),
    Yi (Removal of the Nose in the case of Depravity),
    Yue (Amputation of the Limb in the case of Filial Piety),
    Gong (Removal of the Genitals in the case of Incest),
    Zanxing (Crushing of the Fingers in the case of Depravity),
    Gongxing (Solitary Confinement in the case of Unrighteousness),
    Zhang (beating with staves in the case of Great Irreverence),
    and Liu (Exile in the case of Patricide)

  • The Rexist Rijk wrote:Board of Punishments

    The Board of Punishments has officially criminalised the The Ten Abominations, under Mandate by the Dongfeng Emperor.

    The Ten Abominations were a list of criminal offences which were regarded as the most horrifying, and which were perceived to threaten the well-being of civilized society. Some were punishable by death, while others warranted other severe penalties.

    They are listed below:

  • Plotting rebellion to overthrow the current regime.

  • Plotting sedition to damage or destroy royal temples, royal properties, ancient sites, or palaces. Feng Shui equated intentional damaging of royal property with casting a curse on the sovereign.

  • Plotting treason to defect to an enemy state, whilst carrying national secrets.

  • Patricide.

  • Depravity, wherein one murders the innocent, or mutilates corpses.

  • Great irreverence and Lèse-majesté.

  • Lack of filial piety to treat badly one's parents or grandparents.

  • Discord, wherein one harms one's spouse or relatives.

  • Unrighteousness in the form of petty treason, or murder of one's superiors, mentor, or local government officials.

  • Incest, which was defined as having affairs with the wives of one's male relatives.

    Rebellion, sedition and treason are typically punishable by death, while the others may involve the Punishments of Mo (Tattooing of the Head in the case of Incest, Unrighteousness and Discord),
    Yi (Removal of the Nose in the case of Depravity),
    Yue (Amputation of the Limb in the case of Filial Piety),
    Gong (Removal of the Genitals in the case of Incest),
    Zanxing (Crushing of the Fingers in the case of Depravity),
    Gongxing (Solitary Confinement in the case of Unrighteousness),
    Zhang (beating with staves in the case of Great Irreverence),
    and Liu (Exile in the case of Patricide)

  • NEWS

    Infinian human rights lobby groups have expressed their desire for the government to condemn the punishments of these crimes as crimes against humanity. Although he wished he were not forced to use this term in relation to a friendly nation, spokesman Yemane Rudnay states that 'the facts must be met head-on.'

    'As a human rights lobby, we do not seek to undermine the legal system of the Qing, nor to deny them the right to punish criminals. Each of the ten abominations is indeed based on asocial or criminal behavior of man, and we would be wrong to say that treason should be entirely tolerated. The subject of this is quite logically up to debate, but the death penalty, torture and mutilation are gross violations of the rights of man.'

    'We believe these punishments to be degrading and inhumane, capital punishment included. The extensive maiming of criminals, whether through Mo, Yi, Yue, Gong, Zanxing, Zhang, or death, should be considered barbaric. We call on the government of the Imperial Federation to strongly denounce these punishments, as they directly conflict with the way of life in Infiny. Should the government not denounce the cruel and barbaric measures of the Qing, then they will be guilty of hypocrisy, significantly undermining their claims of 'freedom, equality, and tolerance.´'

    The Rexist Rijk wrote:Board of Punishments

    The Board of Punishments has officially criminalised the The Ten Abominations, under Mandate by the Dongfeng Emperor.

    The Ten Abominations were a list of criminal offences which were regarded as the most horrifying, and which were perceived to threaten the well-being of civilized society. Some were punishable by death, while others warranted other severe penalties.

    They are listed below:

      Official statement - Condemnation of barbaric punishments
      ~ Secretariat to the League, Monaco-Monte Carlo

      The League of Nations's Secretariat does hereby condemn the newly adopted policy of the Board of Punishments, The Rexist Rijk, with regards to the so-called Ten Abominations.

      Though the League understands and recognises that the crimes therein named ought to be punishable as such, criminal offences, we think that the punishments mandated by the Board are dating back to almost Medieval times. This goes especially for the removal of certain body parts, such as the nose and limbs.

      The League of Nations always stands for human rights. Including those of criminals, for that shows the world true decency: that you can, irrespective of what another person did to you and your community, show respect and dignity for the human being and treat him as he ought to have treated you[r community].

      [Signed]

      Gabriella, Comtesse de Polignac
      Director-General to the League

      Parliament debates double citizenship
      ~ Lower House of Parliament

      Gerald Young MP (Speaker): “Order. Order. We now come to the next debate on the Business Paper of the House. To introduce a private member’s Bill, I call mister Oswald Mosely from The Militia (MIL).”

      Oswald Mosely MP (MIL): “Thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing this House to debate an important and, I believe, urgent subject. After the last General Election, at least a dozen candidates with two or more nationalities had their names printed on the ballot papers, and some of them even got elected into this place. This is an outrageous constitutional practice that I cannot accept.

      The Militia believes that those serving in the Orange-Bourgognian Parliament should have the nationality and citizenship of Orange-Bourgogne only. We believe this for fundamental constitutional reasons. One of those reasons is that there could arise seemingly dual or multiple conflicting interests that the parliamentarian has to, or is supposed to, serve. I will give an example of it. Let us presume that I have both the Orange-Bourgognian citizenship and that of the Union. It would be difficult to debate things like the English Channel Skirmish for me in Parliament at such times, because I could be expected to advocate the stance of the Union (Imperial Eagle) in this matter. Please note that it is not about actually serving different interests, but the possibility thereof.

      We know that all members of Modern Equality have at least two different passports. With the viewpoints brought forward by the Sultan of The Ottoman State, I fear that they might be pressured not to critique the Ottoman policies in this regard. Not even once have we heard them criticize that nation for anything. Not just during this debate, but during all their debates since they first got into Parliament.”

      Omar Nayef MP (MEQ): “On a Point of Order, Mr Speaker. It is an outrage that the muttering idiot opposite only mentions the great and holy Ottoman State as an example of pure evil. If anything, we must make sure that he cannot express his poisonous beliefs again in this House. How can my colleagues and I who suffer from this racist proceed to make sure that he no longer harms us?”

      Gerald Young MP (Speaker): “It is not for me, as the Member well knows, to interfere with the contents of a speech so long as it is delivered in an honourable manner. If there was disorder in this House, I would bring it to an end instantaneously. The Member will also observe my ruling that he will no longer use the term ‘muttering idiot’ or any equivalent, to describe another Member. Mister Mosely, please continue your speech.”

      Oswald Mosely MP (MIL): “The Member knows full-well that I not only used his second nation as the an example, as I already mentioned the Union as another. In fact, I am about to use another example in just a moment if he does not succeed in preventing me from expressing my opinions at all!

      So, let me continue my speech by saying that another reason for this private member’s Bill is that a citizen and national of Orange-Bourgogne could fall under the jurisdiction of another state according to that state’s law. This could mean, for example, that, if I were to be a Monegasque citizen, I could be brought before the Monegasque courts without ever having been in that nation! We understand that this in part depends on the national law of the other nation, but it should quite simply not be possible for a politician in our Parliament to fall under any other jurisdiction than that of this nation. Another possibility would be that if a Monegasque lost his job, he would then, based on his dual citizenship, be able to claim an allowance from our Treasury!”

      Hellen Gillard MP (Social Republican Front): “Although I cannot agree with the Member on this particular matter, I understand where he comes from. I do have a further question. What should happen to someone who wishes to become a politician in this House, but is tied to dual citizenship because another state’s law dictates that he simply cannot give up his nationality of that state ever?”

      Oswald Mosely MP (MIL): “That is part of the problem, indeed. Because if they then continue to fall under the jurisdiction of that other nation, and might thus have obligations or rights additional to our own, we would see that they may claim their rights or fulfil their obligations according to the second nation’s law in fear of prosecution if they do not do so.

      I would argue that we should settle these cases on an individual scale. Allow me to give another example: if a person is born to an Orange-Bourgognian father but a Monegasque mother, the person receives dual citizenship and has two potentially competing nationalities. The same goes for marriage between couples of different countries. I do not believe that these should be given another nationality, namely the Orange-Bourgognian one, if they already have another.

      What we could do instead, is offer them a special status: if they are willing to publicly relinquish their other nationalities and citizenships, they could be offered a permanent resident status. They may then continue to live here and enjoy the benefits of others who do. Furthermore, if they get children on the soil of this United Kingdom, those will become citizens and nationals, so there is no indefinite status where generations will be affected.

      But Mr Speaker, we have already heard the loud opposition from the Modern Equality Members of this House. When asked about the interests they serve in public life, they refused to state that those were only the interests of Orange-Bourgogne. That is why the Bill will include a provision to expel any and all Members of this House and the other place (the Upper House) until they have but Orange-Bourgognian citizenship. So therefore, I think the key question for them to answer, is where lies their loyalty?”

      Omar Nayef MP (MEQ): “WHO THE F*** are you to ask me a question on loyalty?! Who are you at all?!”

      Gerald Young MP (Speaker): “ENOUGH! I will have order restored in this House. Mister Nayef, resume your seat at once… AT ONCE! Try to behave like adults, and if you can’t – if that is beyond you – than leave the Chamber. We can manage without you, I can guarantee you that.”

      Muhammad al Sahwa MP (MEQ): “On a Point of Order, Mr Speaker. I notice that you have now shut down our spokesman for this issue twice, while you have not interfered with any other Member. Why do you treat us differently from the rest, as you have done numerous times in the past as well?

      All Members of this House representing Modern Equality have a democratic mandate to serve their constituents. We have a right to be heard!”

      At that point, a shoe could be seen flying in the direction of Mr Al Sahwa, who barely managed to avoid it. No one noticed whom exactly had thrown it, but it seemed to be directed from the seats occupied by The Militia. Members of all sides then stormed forward to fight each other, the Speaker in the Chair called order time and again, but could no longer be heard.

      The Serjeant-at-Arms and the Doorkeepers, all ex-military personnel, tried to restore order by dragging MPs out of the Chamber, but there are simply too many members fighting. Security officials storm into the Chamber and support the Doorkeepers. It is really an extraordinary sight: Members of several parties stand on the Table of the House, trying to throw off the others. After a few moments, a Member is even thrown from the public gallery down to the Floor, where he can luckily be rescued from further harm by the Doorkeepers. With most parties involved in the fight, it is a blessing to see that the front bench of the Official Opposition (Regnum Unitum) and all members for the Bond of Brothers and Sisters do not partake in the violence. But it goes without saying that the remaining members make up more than enough for them.

      [The fight continues for about a quarter, taking more and more victims who got injured.]

      Finally, the Doorkeepers have restored order once more. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Arthur of Avalon MP, who remained in his seat during the whole brawl just shaking his head and covering his face from time to time, stood up.

      Arthur of Avalon MP (Regnum Unitum): “Mr Speaker. It is with the utmost despise and regret what we just had to witness. I think it proper to calm tensions down and adjourn the House for the remainder of today. I therefore move that this House does now adjourn.”

      Gerald Young MP (Speaker) “Without objection agreed to.”

      [To be continued.]

      BOARD OF WORKS

      The Board of Works has begun the process of hiring 50,000 local workers in Western Afrika. A monthly salary of $50,000 RMB is allocated, plus bonuses for worker productivity or evaluations. Additionally, the Board of Works will subsidise the cost of utilities, food, room and board, provided they do not exceed $354,140 RMB on a monthly basis.

      BOARD OF PUNISHMENTS TO Infiny and Monaco-Monte Carlo

      The Board of Punishments is saddened to hear the concern and condemnations put forward by the people of Infiny and Monaco. However, we wish to stand by our principles.

      The Ten Abominations were a series of criminal offences which had their roots in Traditional Chinese Law. This refers to the laws used in China, which have undergone continuous development since the 11th century BC. This legal tradition incorporates elements of Legalism and Confucianism, pertaining to social order and governance.

      The Traditional Chinese criminal procedure relies a district magistrate conducting a public investigation of a crime, rather than using attorneys to represent prosecution and defense. The magistrate is a person who seeks the truth, not a partisan for either side.

      The Legalist ideals of the Law insist that the justice system is reliant on penal law and the imposition of heavy punishments to enforce social order. In such cases, all moral considerations and social standings are excluded from judgement, echoing equality before the law. The punishment of offences should always be clear and intelligible to the ordinary people, and should be properly communicated.

      During the Western Han dynasty, tattooing and amputation were abolished as punishments. However, in this day and age, where sedition and subversion is commonly seen everywhere, it is in the Emperor's best interest to ensure that everyone continues to follow the laws as prescribed to them. The law as a whole was intended to function as a guide to model conduct, and not to be questioned.

      Those who seek to flaunt the law are to be punished, as should a responsible society do so.

      Prince Alin
      Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments

      Post self-deleted by Orange-Bourgogne.

      The Rexist Rijk wrote:BOARD OF PUNISHMENTS TO Infiny and the League of Nations

      The Board of Punishments is saddened to hear the concern and condemnations put forward by the people of Infiny and Monaco. However, we wish to stand by our principles.

      The Ten Abominations were a series of criminal offences which had their roots in Traditional Chinese Law. This refers to the laws used in China, which have undergone continuous development since the 11th century BC. This legal tradition incorporates elements of Legalism and Confucianism, pertaining to social order and governance.

      The Traditional Chinese criminal procedure relies a district magistrate conducting a public investigation of a crime, rather than using attorneys to represent prosecution and defense. The magistrate is a person who seeks the truth, not a partisan for either side.

      The Legalist ideals of the Law insist that the justice system is reliant on penal law and the imposition of heavy punishments to enforce social order. In such cases, all moral considerations and social standings are excluded from judgement, echoing equality before the law. The punishment of offences should always be clear and intelligible to the ordinary people, and should be properly communicated.

      During the Western Han dynasty, tattooing and amputation were abolished as punishments. However, in this day and age, where sedition and subversion is commonly seen everywhere, it is in the Emperor's best interest to ensure that everyone continues to follow the laws as prescribed to them. The law as a whole was intended to function as a guide to model conduct, and not to be questioned.

      Those who seek to flaunt the law are to be punished, as should a responsible society do so.

      Prince Alin
      Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments

      Official statement - Barbaric punishments
      ~ Secretariat to the League of Nations

      To Prince Alin, Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments, Greeting!

      First of all, thank you for responding to our statement and condemnation, it shows at the very least that The Rexist Rijk seeks to interact with other states and organisations over these subjects.

      May I start by making a point to set the record right? The League of Nations is not a state. We are an independent international organisation with multiple states as its members.

      Let me utter once more that we have in common the principle that the laws of a state should be followed, and that not doing so generally warrants a punishment. The point that the League seeks to make, is that the recently implemented punishments are inhumane.

      We recognise that the Ten Abominations go a long way back, and have been enshrined in your nation's culture. However, to remove parts of the body in the 21st century as a punishment is seen by us as barbaric.

      Criminals should not be sentenced to the harshest punishments just to set an example in order to reduce crime rates. We believe that all persons are entitled to their body, and that no state has the right, whehter "justified" by statute or not, to infringe this right.

      Therefore, our condemnation stands and will not be lifted.

      [Signed]

      Gabriella, Comtesse de Polignac
      Director-General to the League

      Official statement – fight in parliament
      ~ Office of the Prime Minister

      Prime Minister Nichola Pankhurst MP and her Cabinet colleagues are very concerned about the recent fight in the Lower House of Parliament. The Government’s undertaking is that a Member from Modern Equality was provoked on purpose by The Militia to make him look bad, however, this strategy backfired as it was him who was initially assaulted.

      Any fight in Parliament is utterly unacceptable, however, as a socialist Government, we must not look away from the fact that extreme right-winged fascists initiated this uproar. The fact that they are willing to use violence to get whatever they want, leads this Government to believe that they no longer deserve a place in our democratic society.

      Therefore, the Prime Minister has instructed the Secretaries of State for Judicial Affairs, Internal Affairs, and Culture, to look for whatever powers they may have to make The Militia cease their violent actions at once. A prosecution will also follow against Mr Oswald Mosely MP and his party.

      Further statements will be published as more information is available.

      [Signed]

      On behalf of the Prime Minister:
      The Hon. Rosie Mackay
      Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

      World's Strictest Tobacco Control Law passed in Qing China

      The Board of Works has recently passed a Plain Tobacco Packaging law, effective immediately across Qing China. Plain tobacco packaging, also known as generic or neutral packaging, requires the removal of all branding, such as bright colours, corporate logos and imagery, and standardising the appearance of all tobacco packs. This law makes it mandatory for manufacturers to exclusively print the brand name in a predetermined size, font and place on the pack, in addition to the health warnings.

      The removal of branding on cigarette packaging aims to deter smoking by making packets look "more boring, monotonic and increases negative perceptions with regards to the consumption of tobacco". It also aims to remove an available avenue of brand advertising for cigarette companies, which significantly contributes to youth uptake. Evidence in the form of 24 studies in Australia has pointed that plain packaging is seen as less attractive by prospective buyers, and has a significant impact on driving down demand.

      The President's Office stated that "it was going to pass the law on May 31st, in remembrance of the WHO's World No Tobacco Day, but that would seem like a [dick] move on our part, and maybe we might be seen as rubbing it in a little."

      The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, China's state-run monopoly-cum-government agency responsible for tobacco regulation, has stated it will comply with the new law.

      The Board of Rites has set out new plain packaging requirements as follows, including additional provisions made during the course of legislation:

    • Each cigarette package is required to hold 25 cigarettes, an increase in capacity compared to the prior unofficial capacity of 20 cigarettes.

    • The price of all cigarette packets sold in China will be standardised at $50 RMB ($7.06 USD), approximately a sixfold increase in price in comparison with the average price of cigarettes sold in Shanghai (which was $7.5 RMB).

    • Out of the $50 RMB, $40 RMB of revenue will be taxed and go towards funding for a state-mandated tobacco cessation programme.

    • Shops are only permitted to sell a quota of 44 packs per day; and will be stocked as such.

    • All packages are to be printed in black colour, with a list of ingredients situated at the back, a graphic health warning on the front (covering at least 70% of the front side in colour), and the name of the cigarette brand and cigarette type (i.e: Marlboro Ice Blast, etc.) below the health warning.

    • The font size for all text at the front is to be size 14, of Arial typeset. Colour should be red.

    • The font size for all text at the back is to be size 10, of Arial typeset. Colour should be yellow.

    • The sales of all cigarettes must be supplemented by an ID check from the buyer.

    • A smoking age has been officially set to 25.

    • Tobacco products manufactured and imported from overseas are also subject to a levy of $10 RMB ($1.41USD) per pack imported.

    • It is forbidden to exhibit cigars in open containers. All containers for cigars are to remain closed fully, only to be opened by the final consumer.

    • It is forbidden to smoke in the aforementioned public places, including all educational institutions, government offices, all medical facilities, sport stadiums, public transit vehicles, restaurants, publicly accessible areas of hotels, Internet cafes, supermarkets, shopping malls, theatres and cinemas, and public sports facilities.

    • Businesses, companies, firms or shops violating any provision of the aforementioned law will be fined $250,000 USD for the first provision they violate. If multiple provisions are violated, the fines will accumulate by 1.5 times per provision violated. (i.e: if Company X violates 3 provisions of the law, they will be fined ($250,000 USD)x1.5x1.5x1.5, or $843,750 USD)

    • The attempted purchase or distribution of tobacco products to minors or those below the smoking age is punishable by 8 year long imprisonment, and 888 hours of community service.

    • Failure to properly extinguish cigarette butts may lead to public shaming via online means.

    • Manufacturers violating the plain packaging law are liable for criminal prosecution.

    • Individuals violating aforementioned provisions are liable to be imprisoned for 3 years, and perform 333 hours of community service.

    • Physicians caught smoking on the line of duty* are liable to have their medical license revoked, and their practice fined $50,000 USD for every cigarette they are caught to be in possession of.

    • Physicians also have a duty to inquire into smoking habits of patients who smoke, and refer them to quitting programmes voluntarily.

      * = smoking in the workplace

      Currently, the Board of Works has set a goal that "by the year 2020, all health administration offices, both military and non-military, and at least 50% of all medical and health institutions should become smoke-free units, so that the goal of a total smoking ban in all health administration offices and medical and health institutions can be fulfilled in three months."

      In Beijing, a survey showed that 81.6 percent of respondents were eager to stop smoking, or had heard of family members and friends who were considering kicking the habit.

      The government has injected over $3.6 billion RMB/$508 million USD towards the creation and funding of a state-mandated smoking cessation programme, which includes the subsidisation of medical equipment needed, prescription medications such as nicotine patches, gum, Bupropion, face-to-face counselling services, telephone helplines, and the public distribution of self-help guides and anti-smoking leaflets in government offices, medical institutions, and schools.

      This law will not prevent the export and continued manufacture of tobacco products by China Tobacco.

      Monaco-Monte Carlo wrote:Official statement - Barbaric punishments
      ~ Secretariat to the League of Nations

      To Prince Alin, Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments, Greeting!

      First of all, thank you for responding to our statement and condemnation, it shows at the very least that The Rexist Rijk seeks to interact with other states and organisations over these subjects.

      May I start by making a point to set the record right? The League of Nations is not a state. We are an independent international organisation with multiple states as its members.

      Let me utter once more that we have in common the principle that the laws of a state should be followed, and that not doing so generally warrants a punishment. The point that the League seeks to make, is that the recently implemented punishments are inhumane.

      We recognise that the Ten Abominations go a long way back, and have been enshrined in your nation's culture. However, to remove parts of the body in the 21st century as a punishment is seen by us as barbaric.

      Criminals should not be sentenced to the harshest punishments just to set an example in order to reduce crime rates. We believe that all persons are entitled to their body, and that no state has the right, whehter "justified" by statute or not, to infringe this right.

      Therefore, our condemnation stands and will not be lifted.

      [Signed]

      Gabriella, Comtesse de Polignac
      Director-General to the League

      Board of Punishments

      Bonjour, Mdm. Gabriella,

      The standing of Monaco's government in protest of the Ten Abominations and "Five Punishments" will be noted by the Board of Punishments. We will take care not to punish any foreign citizens which indulge in any of the Ten Abominations, as to promote our high standards of hospitality.

      One could make the case, stating that these laws are the absolute worst laws one could break. Akin to, say, mass murder, treason, espionage, or large-scale drug trafficking in Western countries. It is obvious that there is a clear cultural divide between our two countries with regards to the law and its execution. However, whereas most peoples who are convicted of aforementioned crimes in Western countries are executed, the Board of Punishments has not prescribed "Cisi" or "Si" (Forced Suicide/Execution respectively) as a penal punishment for such crimes. Sometimes, one nation may find it beneficial to keep the criminals alive, so they may set a better example for others, and encourage others to prevent committing such heinous offences.

      Additionally, it is believed some further clarification can be made on the punishments to make it more "humane", so to speak.

      The Punishments of Mo typically includes the shaving of one's head, followed by the tattoo of their crime in large characters over their bald spot. Of course, one's hair can always grow back, but it will be sufficient enough to serve as a loss of face - which is extremely important in Chinese culture - for the violator. Mo (Tattooing) is typically the lightest punishment, since it is easily concealable, and with professional help, its effects can be removed.

      The other punishments are also said to have symbolic value.

      Yi, which is the prescribed removal of the Nose in the case of Depravity (mutilation of the dead, murder of the innocents), is reminiscent to this famous quote by Confucius:

      “Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you.”

      While the punishment of Yue, which is the amputation of one limb in the case of the violation of filial piety (disrespect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors), is meant to invoke humiliation onto the subject. When one's parents and family have worked so hard (with their limbs) to provide for one's upbringing and care, it is a tragedy to see their efforts go to waste by extreme disrespect from their own sons and daughters. By crippling one's child, it sets a precedent for other siblings not to indulge in such a crime, and shows respect to our Buddhist and Taoist code of ethics.

      Gong, which is the removal of the genitals in the case of Incest, is fairly straightforward. Without genitals, one can hope not to commit this crime again.

      Zanxing, which is the Crushing of the Fingers in the case of Depravity, is also to prevent similar acts from occurring again; as one's fingers are the most useful and dangerous tools given by Heaven.

      Unrighteousness in the form of petty treason, or murder of one's superiors, mentor, or local government officials, is punishable by Gongxing, which is in essence, solitary confinement. It is a measure used almost liberally by Western correctional institutions, and also a good chance for one to reflect about their past actions.

      Zhang, which is the beating of a subject with staves in the case of Great Irreverence or Lese Majeste, is an act of embarrassment; again, to prevent one's continued breaking of the law, whilst

      Liu, characterised as Exile which is handed out in cases of patricide, forbids one from re-entering their hometown ever again.

      The societal relations of my nation is very communal and formed on the basis of friends, family and public interactions. These crimes serve to humiliate oneself, and serve as an example to others.

      And let's not get into slow slicing/lingchi.

      Hope you understand! Also, we will not expect for the condemnation to be lifted :)

      -Prince ALin
      Deputy Head of the Board of Punishments

    • Reichsrat Announces Snap Elections!
      ~ENN

      In a surprise turn of events. After much deliberation and debate, Reichsrat is set to hold a snap election within the coming months in response to recent distrust between the Republicanists and various other parties that they blame for the clashes outside Reich's Palace. Kanzler Lichtwelf hs yet to comment while many within Reichsrat and Reichstag have all gone to social media and various other news channels to make their thoughts known.

      The various sides see this as a perfect move to crush their opposition. With the Republicanists hoping to use this as a way to win power while Monarchist and Konservatives see this as a chance to win more seats and possibly even usurp the growing power, the Republianists have within the chamber. Many however are looking towards the Sozialistische Union who've kept a rather quiet front throughout their party.

      It's unknown how things will turn or if they'll even be able to win any more seats. But all Erausi citizens are urge to keep an eye on what's going on and in time, go out and vote.

      Orange-Bourgogne wrote:Official statement – fight in parliament
      ~ Office of the Prime Minister

      Prime Minister Nichola Pankhurst MP and her Cabinet colleagues are very concerned about the recent fight in the Lower House of Parliament. The Government’s undertaking is that a Member from Modern Equality was provoked on purpose by The Militia to make him look bad, however, this strategy backfired as it was him who was initially assaulted.

      Any fight in Parliament is utterly unacceptable, however, as a socialist Government, we must not look away from the fact that extreme right-winged fascists initiated this uproar. The fact that they are willing to use violence to get whatever they want, leads this Government to believe that they no longer deserve a place in our democratic society.

      Therefore, the Prime Minister has instructed the Secretaries of State for Judicial Affairs, Internal Affairs, and Culture, to look for whatever powers they may have to make The Militia cease their violent actions at once. A prosecution will also follow against Mr Oswald Mosely MP and his party.

      Further statements will be published as more information is available.

      [Signed]

      On behalf of the Prime Minister:
      The Hon. Rosie Mackay
      Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

      BREAKING: MP who started fight expelled
      ~ OBBC News

      Evidence in the form of camera footage from the Lower House of Parliament was forwarded to Mr Gerald Young MP, the House’s Speaker, showing that Mrs Geraldine Johnson MP (The Militia) threw her shoe towards Mr Omar Nayef MP (Modern Equality). Thereby, she started a fight in the Lower House not seen for hundreds of years.

      Geraldine Johnson has been described as a “hateful racist and islamophobic fascist, who just cannot overcome the fact that slavery of minorities has been outlawed” by MEQ MPs before. It does therefore not come as a surprise that it is her who started the brawl.

      When the Speaker confronted Mrs Johnson with the camera footage, she refused to apologise, much to the discomfort of her party’s colleagues. Even though The Militia’s party leader in the Lower House, Mr Oswald Mosely did nothing to provoke other Members questioning his backbench MP, he did also nothing to support her. Though, when the fight broke out, he did participate “vigorously” according to multiple eye-witnesses.

      Because of Mrs Johnson’s refusal to apologise, she was then expelled by the Lower House for the remainder of this Session. As she also refused to stand down and trigger a by-election, the opposition has de facto lost a seat while the coalition gained one.

      PRINCE DMITRI ROSTISLAVICH INTERVIEW

      His Highness Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya is the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the RGT Group, the largest family-owned private banking and asset management group in the world. He is also head of Промышленный и финансовый счет Ets., a leading Romanovan based trust company with a tradition and expertise in the long-term and trans-generational preservation of wealth, especially family wealth. In addition, Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya is a board member of the Princely Family of Romanovskaya Foundation, a portfolio of private companies, museums, and art collections owned by the Princely Family of Romanovskaya.

      The rare resilience and the economic and strategic prowess of the Principality of Romanovskaya have elevated the small nation to a bright example internationally in terms of prudent governance. It offers countless lessons in long-term planning, in prioritizing liberty and property rights over state dominance and its success story provides compelling proof that models based on individual rights and freedom of choice, so often dismissed as unrealistic by modern critics, can and do work.

      In fact, in the case of Romanovskaya, it works a lot better than most modern states. This is why it was a great pleasure and an honor to have the opportunity to interview His Highness Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya and explore a variety of important issues concerning Romanovskaya, Europe and the world.

      Interview can be seen in the news article below

      Романовская Газета

      Est. 1899
      Price: ₽15
      Saturday, August 24, 2019

      PRINCE DMITRI ROSTISLAVICH INTERVIEW

      His Highness Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff

      His Highness Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya is the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the RGT Group, the largest family-owned private banking and asset management group in the world. He is also head of Промышленный и финансовый счет Ets., a leading Romanovan based trust company with a tradition and expertise in the long-term and trans-generational preservation of wealth, especially family wealth. In addition, Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya is a board member of the Princely Family of Romanovskaya Foundation, a portfolio of private companies, museums, and art collections owned by the Princely Family of Romanovskaya.

      The rare resilience and the economic and strategic prowess of the Principality of Romanovskaya have elevated the small nation to a bright example internationally in terms of prudent governance. It offers countless lessons in long-term planning, in prioritizing liberty and property rights over state dominance and its success story provides compelling proof that models based on individual rights and freedom of choice, so often dismissed as unrealistic by modern critics, can and do work.

      In fact, in the case of Romanovskaya, it works a lot better than most modern states. This is why it was a great pleasure and an honor to have the opportunity to interview His Highness Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya and explore a variety of important issues concerning Romanovskaya, Europe and the world.

      Anastasiya Kapustina (AK): The spirit of governance, as well as the local culture of Romanovskaya, seem to support and work in harmony with the ideas of personal freedom, independence and especially respect for private property. To what extent do you think this was influenced by the heritage and the history of your family and of past generations?

      His Highness Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya (PDRR): We have a very well-balanced governance system here in Romanovskaya, which results in cohesion and prosperity. It is proof that the combination of monarchy, direct democracy and the high autonomy of the municipalities works well. This combination forces all parts of government to apply credible politics. The monarchy’s reputation and strength are based on the balanced family constitution and the rigidity applied by the Princely family towards its members with the effect of discipline and a high sense of responsibility. It is widely agreed that a democracy can only function on the ideals of personal freedom, independence, subsidiarity, personal responsibility and respect for private property.

      AK:What about today? Do you see these values and individual rights as being under threat in recent years and how are they defended in Romanovskaya?

      PDRR: Unfortunately, even in Western democracies, the values of freedom and independence and the respect for private property get more and more eroded. A flood of laws limits freedom of choice and regulations violate property rights. In today’s European societies, many are tempted to happily exchange freedom against an illusion of security. Unfortunately, also in Romanovskaya we see such an attitude, much less pronounced but still existing. However, our systems are robust enough to protect individual freedom and property rights.

      AK: Despite its formidable tradition and the “Old-World” heritage that Romanovskaya was founded upon, the small principality has been incredibly agile and efficient in embracing and fostering entrepreneurship, innovation and new technologies, the most recent example being the support for blockchain and crypto-related businesses. Overall, what are the main benefits derived from embracing rather trying to stifle and control innovative ideas and new technologies?

      PDRR: Society, as well as nature, is in a constant process of change and evolution. The best way to channel developments in a direction of the general well-being of society is to embrace entrepreneurship, innovation and new technologies. New technologies and innovation are needed and if these are limited and controlled it results in a lack of competition and consequently in a misallocation of all resources, especially the own population.

      Romanovskaya is a small country. As in nature, small countries have to be more agile and vital in order to survive.

      AK: What are the key challenges and opportunities you can see emerging from this ongoing technological push towards decentralization and digitalization? As new ideas and systems give power back to the individual, do you expect to see a social impact, apart from an economic one too?

      PDRR: All new positive technologies make men more efficient and a society more prosperous. The fear that there will be less jobs due to new technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. is unjustified. In fact, new technologies will create new types of jobs. The challenge will be to manage the transformation.

      Blockchain with its system of decentralization has the big advantage that the individual becomes much more independent from centralized institutions such as state agencies or some private providers such as banks, notaries, etc. This will have a very positive social impact, as the grip of government on individuals will become weaker. And the economic advantage will be a considerable reduction of transaction costs. Blockchain will be successfully applied in many areas, but it will need time for the benefits to ripe.

      AK: What do think the role of gold will be in the coming years? What do you make of the fact that we’re seeing the Romanovan central bank racing to increase their reserves in recent years?

      PDRR: I think gold will always play an important role. People simply trust in it, although it is not always very practical. I believe that the central bank have seen the possibility to increase trust in the Imperial Ruble by having larger gold reserves. This is important, because we must not forget that the value of money is based on the trust of the people who use it. Gold is a good hedge against the inflated amount of the currencies which will finally destroy the trust that people still have.

      AK: Your own experiences and achievements, as well as the history of the House of Romanov itself, serve as proof that resilience is an attainable goal, even during harsh and unpredictable times. What would be the key lesson or the most important piece of advice that you would give to an individual today, who seeks to build and protect their wealth over the long term and to provide security for the next generations?

      PDRR: The most important gift and legacy one can give to the next generation is to be a good example of assuming responsibility. Already at a young age, children should learn that there are few entitlements, but the biggest gift you get in life is freedom of choice and being personally responsible for your life. Families who want to preserve their wealth over generations have to see wealth as a responsibility. A family who has this understanding reaches the goal of resilience.

      -Anastasiya Kapustina
      Romanovskaya Gazette
      Read dispatch

      Private correspondence
      To: His Highness Prince Dmitri, Romanovskaya
      From: Arthur of Avalon
      Subject: Proposal for a meeting
      Encryption: PRIVATE

      Your Highness,

      With great interest have I read the interview that you gave in the Romanovskaya Gazette. Like yourself I am a supporter of personal liberties and freedom – something which becomes increasingly criticised here in Orange-Bourgogne. Here in the United Kingdom, we should also embrace the opportunities that await us. We should not hesitate to face the challenges. We will overcome them and the rewards will be great; new experiences, new technologies, and new insights.

      I, like many others from my party, were intrigued by your comments to Anastasiya Kapustina. I write this letter because I would like to invite you for an informal meeting with some of my party’s members and others. If possible, I would like to ask a few questions with regards to the comments that you have made. For example, we want to know in greater detail how you think that the technological evolutions that we see happening today, will affect the job markets of tomorrow.

      If you are willing to attend such a meeting, please let us know when it suits you best.

      [Signed]

      The Rt. Hon. Arthur of Avalon
      Leader of the Opposition
      Regnum Unitum Member of Parliament

      Geraldine Johnson MP ousted by The Militia
      ~ OBBC News

      In a short statement, Mr Oswald Mosely MP, leader of The Militia, has decided to oust Miss Geraldine Johnson MP as one of their representatives. They came to this conclusion after camera footage was shown that revealed Ms Johnson initiated a brawl in parliament by throwing one of her shoes to a member of another party. Earlier, Mr Mosely did not prevent the other parties from "ripping into her politically speaking", but he did also not apologise for her actions, saying "I am responsible for my own behaviour, not for that of others".

      Other parties have supported the decision, though they were afraid that it would not come after all. Some think it "absolutely discusting" that it took the party leader so long to make this decision, but they are "relieved" that it happened "eventually".

      Orange-Bourgogne wrote:BREAKING: MP who started fight expelled
      ~ OBBC News

      Evidence in the form of camera footage from the Lower House of Parliament was forwarded to Mr Gerald Young MP, the House’s Speaker, showing that Mrs Geraldine Johnson MP (The Militia) threw her shoe towards Mr Omar Nayef MP (Modern Equality). Thereby, she started a fight in the Lower House not seen for hundreds of years.

      Geraldine Johnson has been described as a “hateful racist and islamophobic fascist, who just cannot overcome the fact that slavery of minorities has been outlawed” by MEQ MPs before. It does therefore not come as a surprise that it is her who started the brawl.

      When the Speaker confronted Mrs Johnson with the camera footage, she refused to apologise, much to the discomfort of her party’s colleagues. Even though The Militia’s party leader in the Lower House, Mr Oswald Mosely did nothing to provoke other Members questioning his backbench MP, he did also nothing to support her. Though, when the fight broke out, he did participate “vigorously” according to multiple eye-witnesses.

      Because of Mrs Johnson’s refusal to apologise, she was then expelled by the Lower House for the remainder of this Session. As she also refused to stand down and trigger a by-election, the opposition has de facto lost a seat while the coalition gained one.

      Senator Daniel Hooker (NUP-IL) during a town hall meeting for his re-election bid had this to say about the recent fight in the UK Parliament

      "These kinds of things you would expect from countries in the Middle East, Asia and perhaps the Balkans. To see the great hall of Parliament reduced to a scene from a bar room brawl is disappointing to say the least. Granted, the history of the Union's own Congress is not a proud one when one looks the caning of Congressman Charles Sumner in 1856 but such events now are rare and never rise to the level seen in the recent fight in the British Parliament. Though I can understand why it occurred, there is a time and place for such matters and engaging in a brawl in parliament is not such a place. You should be ashamed ourselves for engaging in such a thing when you have been elected to better the lives of your people, not stoop to the level of a schoolyard bully in a brawl."

      The White House had no comment to make about the recent fight in the UK's Parliament nor about Senator Hooker's speech.

      Imperial Eagle wrote:Senator Daniel Hooker (NUP-IL) during a town hall meeting for his re-election bid had this to say about the recent fight in the UK Parliament

      "These kinds of things you would expect from countries in the Middle East, Asia and perhaps the Balkans. To see the great hall of Parliament reduced to a scene from a bar room brawl is disappointing to say the least. Granted, the history of the Union's own Congress is not a proud one when one looks the caning of Congressman Charles Sumner in 1856 but such events now are rare and never rise to the level seen in the recent fight in the British Parliament. Though I can understand why it occurred, there is a time and place for such matters and engaging in a brawl in parliament is not such a place. You should be ashamed ourselves for engaging in such a thing when you have been elected to better the lives of your people, not stoop to the level of a schoolyard bully in a brawl."

      The White House had no comment to make about the recent fight in the UK's Parliament nor about Senator Hooker's speech.

      BREAKING: EXPELLED MP SUES SENATOR
      ~ OBBC News

      The Royal Courts of Justice have confirmed that Mrs Geraldine Johnson MP lodged a formal complaint with the Crown Court of Westminster, suing Union Senator Daniel Hooker(Imperial Eagle).

      In a statement issued just minutes ago, the MP's legal team says that '[Senator Hooker] is guilty of tort and a criminal offence because he defamed Mrs Johnson. More specific, he is -in our views- guilty of slander by using the words "schoolyard bully" to describe her. Under the a statue which dates back to 1275, it is a misdemeanour to "say anything to others about someone which would be apt to make the average citizen think worse of the latter". However, the same is considered to be a felony when it concerns a "Magnate of the Realm".'

      Our legal team told us that the crime could lead to an imprisonment of up to five years, and an additional fine of Fl. 500,000.

      Following standard procedure when a foreign citizen is accused of a felony, the Department of State for Judicial Affairs will contact the Union Government to ask them to extradite Senator Hooker in due course for his case.

      ========================================

      Official correspondence
      To: R.L. Dawes, President of the Union (Imperial Eagle)
      From: His Majesty's Embassy at Washington D.C., The Union
      Subject: Extradition request
      Encryption: PRIVATE

      To whom it may concern, Greeting!

      By command of the Crown Prosecution Service, so authorised by the Department of State for Judicial Affairs, I, Patrick Hodges, His Majesty's Ambassador to the Union, forward the Extradition Warrant affixed to this document.

      [Signed]

      His Excellency Patrick Hogdes
      His Majesty's Ambassador

      ----------------------------------------

      Extradition Warrant

      The Crown Prosecution Service requests that

      HOOKER, Daniel

      be arrested and surrendered to the Crown Court of Westminster, to face trial on the accusation of slander.

      [Signed]

      Dr Edward Coke KC
      Prosecution Barrister

      Orange-Bourgogne wrote:BREAKING: MP who started fight expelled
      ~ OBBC News

      Evidence in the form of camera footage from the Lower House of Parliament was forwarded to Mr Gerald Young MP, the House’s Speaker, showing that Mrs Geraldine Johnson MP (The Militia) threw her shoe towards Mr Omar Nayef MP (Modern Equality). Thereby, she started a fight in the Lower House not seen for hundreds of years.

      Geraldine Johnson has been described as a “hateful racist and islamophobic fascist, who just cannot overcome the fact that slavery of minorities has been outlawed” by MEQ MPs before. It does therefore not come as a surprise that it is her who started the brawl.

      When the Speaker confronted Mrs Johnson with the camera footage, she refused to apologise, much to the discomfort of her party’s colleagues. Even though The Militia’s party leader in the Lower House, Mr Oswald Mosely did nothing to provoke other Members questioning his backbench MP, he did also nothing to support her. Though, when the fight broke out, he did participate “vigorously” according to multiple eye-witnesses.

      Because of Mrs Johnson’s refusal to apologise, she was then expelled by the Lower House for the remainder of this Session. As she also refused to stand down and trigger a by-election, the opposition has de facto lost a seat while the coalition gained one.

      BREAKING: EXPELLED MP GOES TO COURT… AGAIN
      ~ OBBC News

      Miss Geraldine Johnson MP, recently expelled by the House of Commons and her former party The Militia for throwing a shoe to another MP in the Lower House, said that she will contest the decision of the House to refuse her access to the House for the remainder of this Session.

      In a press conference, Ms Johnson said that “as a Member of Parliament, I have a right to ender the House and to be heard. My constituents gave me a democratic mandate and that ought not to be ignored by a bunch of immigrants, tree-huggers and socialist yahoos. Never in my life have I been convicted of any crime, so I have an entitlement to show up in the House and represent the people who voted for me”.

      The Secretary of State for Judicial Affairs, Mr Nick Winterfell MP (Vox Populi), said that he found it “absolutely absurd” that Miss Johnson wishes to keep her Seat, after assaulting another Member of the Lower House and thus starting an outright fight. He said that he will work closely with others, including Attorney-General Kimberley Howard, to see what options are open for them to keep Ms Johnson out of the House for the remainder of the Session.

      The Speaker of the House, as asked by a Motion of the House, instructed the Serjeant-at-Arms to take Ms Johnson in custody as soon as she enters any part of the Palace of Westminster, including the public areas.

      OOC: Just want some feedback. Should I determine IIHL World Cup Champions by creating Team in NHL 19 and simming them or something else?

      Orange-Bourgogne wrote:Private correspondence
      To: His Highness Prince Dmitri, Romanovskaya
      From: Arthur of Avalon
      Subject: Proposal for a meeting
      Encryption: PRIVATE

      Your Highness,

      With great interest have I read the interview that you gave in the Romanovskaya Gazette. Like yourself I am a supporter of personal liberties and freedom – something which becomes increasingly criticised here in Orange-Bourgogne. Here in the United Kingdom, we should also embrace the opportunities that await us. We should not hesitate to face the challenges. We will overcome them and the rewards will be great; new experiences, new technologies, and new insights.

      I, like many others from my party, were intrigued by your comments to Anastasiya Kapustina. I write this letter because I would like to invite you for an informal meeting with some of my party’s members and others. If possible, I would like to ask a few questions with regards to the comments that you have made. For example, we want to know in greater detail how you think that the technological evolutions that we see happening today, will affect the job markets of tomorrow.

      If you are willing to attend such a meeting, please let us know when it suits you best.

      [Signed]

      The Rt. Hon. Arthur of Avalon
      Leader of the Opposition
      Regnum Unitum Member of Parliament

      To: The Rt. Hon. Arthur of Avalon, Orange-Bourgogne.
      From: Prince Dmitri Rostislavich Romanoff of Romanovskaya.
      Subject: Re: Proposal for a meeting.

      Dear Sir,

      May I first express my pleasure in receiving your correspondence. I have watched current events in Orange-Bourgogne with interest, noting the countries move towards more government regulation and questionable social policies. I understand that you and your party are currently the main force for defending the free-market and personal liberties in your fine nation. I am particular pleased to see that you have read a recent article in the Romanovskaya Gazette where I was interviewed by Ms. Kapustina and took note of the points I made. I feel it is of critical importance that these principals are continued to be voiced in a time when politics has often been dominated by voices on the extreme end of the spectrum.

      It would be my absolute pleasure to travel to Westminster and meet with you and your colleagues to address you and of course take any questions that may come up. As for my schedule I should be able to pay a flying visit in 3 weeks time. As you may understand, my recent appointment as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RGT Group, along with my other business interests mean I cannot attend any sooner. I hope this will be suitable with you and your colleages.

      Yours Sincerely
      Дмитрий Ростиславич Романов

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