Correspondence from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerdalle
To: His Excellency Fabio Pisani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sotriuvania
Subject: Diplomatic relations
we are delighted to hear that the Kingdom of Sotriuvania is proposing to estabilish proper diplomatic relations with our Kingdom. We welcome the appointment of Mr. Luigino Sordi as the Ambassador of Sotriuvania to Gerdalle. If you agree, we will send Laure Dubois as our Ambassador to your nation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Correspondence from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerdalle
To: Her Excellency Katerina Burgos, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vashnal
Subject: Diplomatic relations
we are delighted to hear that the Empire of Vashnal is proposing to estabilish proper diplomatic relations with our Kingdom. We welcome the appointment of Dr. Stepka Andrichuk as the Ambassador of Vashnal to Gerdalle. If you agree, we will send Gillis Verbeke as our Ambassador to your nation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Valeria's Inner Conflict
If one were to enter her private quarters, one could see Valeria ruminating and worrying. Being only 23, she is still figuring out where she politically stands. She knows she is a good orator, she knows she can convince people of her view.
'But what are my views? Should I really be going down this path, now that I have the power? Won't my ideas bring actual unhappiness to the Infinians? Was Ras really as bad for Infiny as I presented him to be? Ugh... questions, questions, questions and an answer lies in an unforseeable future. Well, let's see. There are two scenario's here. One, I pursue my promises. But that would effectively turn Infiny into a dictatorship, and people cannot be happy in dictatorships. Moreover, it will severely hurt the progress of my nation. The philosophers I've read will all argue that free discussions are the road to progress. On the other hand, if I regulate them, I will break my campaign promises. I have to find some kind of middle way between the two extremes. But my God, how am I going to do that. I suppose loosening up might be a good first start. Infiny will not gain anything from the far too restrictive laws that I would impose in my promises. That is not what I, nor any Infinian, should want. But if I decide to do it, I have to execute it extremely carefully....'
Vashnal and The Great Joseon
As a result of the large increase in military activity on the border, Qiandan troops stationed there have been put on high alert and instructed to prevent any and all incursion onto Qiandan soil at any cost.
Meanwhile, Qiandan diplomatic officer Jiang Li has been dispatched to Washington on a top-secret mission to negotiate increased cooperation and a possible alliance with Imperial Eagle in the face of Korean hostility towards both nations.
OOC: The following conversation is private
Following the Empresses address to the nation, the two leaders are taken to the royal airfield where their plane takes off. Headed for the Qiandan border. The two leaders are seated in one of the empresses rooms on the royal plane
Empress Yi Dasom Ri: “How was the speech?” she asks as she gets changed from the outfit she wore during the speech, to what she will be wearing at the military event near the border
Kaiser Aaron Blacken: "It was interesting, of course the Americans replied as expected." Aaron said as he drank some rum "It seems they're a bit angry you took the island from them" He said jokingly
Empress Yi Dasom Ri: “Of course they would be a bit angry. Humiliated them on the global stage.” Finally finishing changing, she pours herself some Soju and sits down next to Aaron. “First the Americans, now the Qiandans and then the Japanese”
Kaiser Aaron Blacken: "Such ambitions are wonderful" He said placing a hand on her thigh "But the question is, what do you plan to do after you humiliate them?"
Empress Yi Dasom Ri: she places her hand on his, rubbing his hand “For the Qiandans, they are gonna lose a lot to Korea. Turned into the shell of their current selves. And for the Japanese. Reparations will be swift, and islands will be lost”
Kaiser Aaron Blacken: "I see, truthfully I'd expect the Qiandans and Japanese to band against you. Unless their past history gets in the way that is"
Empress Yi Dasom Ri: “That’s why you strike them separately. And they have too much bad blood to work together, even if it was for their better good.” she curls up next to him “just like how Eraus incorporated the Eastern Erausi, we will do the same to the Japanese and Qiandans”
Kaiser Aaron Blacken: "I see you've thought this well." Aaron said with a grin. "Eradicating your enemy before they're smart enough to realize what's happening is always wise. I expected nothing less from you"
Empress Yi Dasom Ri: “Learned from the best” kisses his cheek as she says it
Kaiser Aaron Blacken: "And here I thought you were simply going along blind"
Empress Yi Dasom Ri: “I would never do such a thing” she gets up and walks to one of the windows on the plane “sooner or later, everything the eye can see around Korea will be part of the empire. One day”
Department of Defense Notice
The remaining ships of the Seattle Class Intelligence Cruisers have been completed and will be posted on both the West Coast and east Coast after undergoing speed trials and weapon tests. Also completed are the 4 Panama Class Offshore Patrol Vessels and 4 Jonathan Johnston Class Resupply ships that were under construction in the same shipyard (Bremerton) and per SOP, 4 Henry J. Kaiser class vessels have been removed from duty and will be recycled and the steel used in other vessels. Therefore, the slips that were occupied by the Seattle Class will be used to build more Panama Class Offshore Patrol Vessels and Jonathan Johnston Class Resupply Vessels, with work on those vessels being done over a year from now.
Department of Defense Internal Memo: Top Secret
Work on the new generation of cruise missiles has been completed and a production run of 2,000 for the first two years will be conducted, and the the N2 Cruise Missiles will enter service in roughly 5 months for a total of 1,00 for the first year. These cruise missiles will be employed by naval and air forces in the Pacific and parts of the Atlantic Fleet, however in light of recent hostile actions by the Korean Empire, these weapons will be earmarked for Hawaii and Midway, with the work that the Canton Navy was doing on Kure Atoll to be resumed by the Union Navy and missiles placed there along with a more powerful radar station. The Missile Detection radar System in Pearl harbor will be the main radar for the region but the station at Kure Atoll and a smaller one at Midway will give early warning.
Imperial Broadcast Network/제국 방송 네트워크
Upon the arrival of Empress Yi Dasom Ri, and Kaiser Aaron Blacken to the border outpost where the military exercise will take place. The soldiers fire five rounds into the sky, before saluting the Empress and Kaiser. The Korean anthem plays (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFPglHsXByQ), followed by the Erausi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IIeBVv_0VM). After this, the Kaiser and Empress head for their seats. At first the Kaiser sits down on the throne of the Empress, the soldiers instantly give a look of concern to the Empress who waves them down, as she sits down on his lap to observe the event. From mega speakers that are have been placed across the Korean-Qiandan border near the exercise the countdown begins "Daseos! Ne! Se! Du! Se! Bul! (Five! Four! Three! Two! One! Fire!)" as all the soldiers at the exercise unload a clip into the sky. For the duration of the event, many of the top equipment of the Korean army is displayed, as well some of the equipment purchased from the Erausi are also put on display. With the military event coming to a close, all the troops and at the event point their weapons towards a small hill that had parts of it covered by fabric, near the border. When the signal is given the soldiers fire into the sky, near the hill, and fabric on the parts of the hill are lifted revealing Korean characters spelling out "긴 제국을 살아라!" with the writing itself made up of bright lights. It is clearly viable from the Qiandan side of the border. The event came to an end when Empress Yi Dasom Ri herself was handed a K2 Rifle and unloaded towards a target. Following the event both the Empress and Kaiser were taken back to Seoul, with the military remaining in the area put on high alert, in case the Qiandans were to take this as an act of war and tried attacking Korea.
Emperor opens a new copper mine
Today emperor Win Oht Kilan opened a new copper mine. The mine is located in the south of Magaly, some little kilometers under Bayandelger. The goal of the mine is to stabilize the copper export of Magaly. That’s why the mine is mostly a backup plan. The 60 year old emperor held a speech about it:
We must have a backup for the copper industry. What if one our biggest mine collapsed? Then is not only the mine collapsed but also our economy! This mine is also build to test out new mining tools. Mostly we are mining with classic pickaxes and mine carts. This mine is going to change that, here we are going to test mine drills and caterpillars. We don’t know if this mine is a mine with much copper and other ores but here is we test. The last point I will speak about today is the storage, the most copper storages are in Ulan Bator because there is an airport. Now here totally as a suprise here will be build an storage and a airport. The build of the storage must be ready in 5 months and the build of the airport in 4 years. This airport will be small and be used for mining export so there are no tourist flights for now. But first I need to open the Bayan mine and storage, the name of the airport will be: Bayandel.
This were the words of emperor Win Oht Kilan about the new mine and airport. The emperor is going back to home tomorrow by car. Now he is making documents ready for the new airport.
The Republic of Papua most humbly invites Qianda to send a delegation to Port Morseby on the 7th May 2018 to attend the International Conference of Socialism that we are hosting. Furstia has already confirmed it's attendance, but some in the department feel the conference may be a bit lacklustre without your nations attendance. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to discuss transnational socialist economic policy but also defence, environment, culture and foreign affairs. If this is successful then we hope to make this conference a regularly hosted event. We would also like to open a diplomatic outpost in Beijing if that would suit you?
We await your reply,
Secretary for Foreign and External Affairs
A recent survey conducted by the census department showed that a whopping 79% of Kolfronians support a more powerful central government. This is most likely the result of last months scandal; where 2 federal judges accused of bribery were set free due to Kongress taking too long to decide a verdict. Many citizens stated that justice could have been delivered if the federal government had the power to make the decision, without kongressional approval. President Raud has not stated his opinion on the matter...
more of this story as it develops.
OOC: Not related but @Imperial Eagle I have an idea for a different RP
Vashnal and Imperial Eagle
Televised Segment for Emperor Engelbrecht
Many people think that leading a nation is easy, that one can just snap their fingers and their command is fulfilled. This, however, is the farthest from the truth. As sole leader of this glorious nation, I have to keep everything balanced. If I let one person under me have to much power, they could overthrow me and put everything I've done to rest, stopping the forward progression of this nation. For many years, we've been promised that we'd be led into a new era. We would be bountiful and prosperous. My people, if you look at where we are, that is no such thing for us. We can however get as close as we can. We are not the largest, nor powerful, nation in the world, but we may have the largest heart for our motherland.
We as Vashnallians have a promise that we made long ago, when our nation was first founded. "To lead the lost and to help the hurt", that was our motto. We stayed by that through and through until Komar came along. That name, along with Serdyuk, has been singed into our heads for being the good men of our nation. Our leaders, and to some, our prophets. This is simply false, in every single way. I understand that becoming a leader has a large weight on any one person's shoulders. They may crumble under said weight, or they may continue to rise, proving stronger and stronger as time goes by. Some times they may falter, some times they may fall. Only one thing matters if they do good by the people, they tried. I am not calling myself perfect, but I am saying that even though hardships may come our way as a nation, I am going to stand through it and lead us to a better time. The rich will be richer, along with the poor. The hungry will have food to eat. The sick will have places to heal. The religious will have places to worship. Love will be universal. This is no longer the Vashnal the world has come to know. This is the Vashnal that will finally step onto the forefront of the world stage.
As many of you know, I have an imperial ball coming up very soon. I am using this to get closer to each nation. To befriend them. I understand that some countries that were invited do not care for each other, but that is beyond the point. This is no agreement. This is no treaty. No peace talks, even. This is just a relaxation. A step out of grueling reality. It is to show Vashnal to the world. To show that we are more than just a backwash European nation. That we are more than just some warmonger. That we are not animals, that we are not barbarians. It is to show our strength and passion. To show our love for the world, and hatred for war. To show that we are tired of fighting and we just want to get along once again. This ball is the first step into the new and improved, Empire of Vashnal.
New York City nominated "Cleanest City in the Nation"
The Big Apple is the focus of Time Magazine this week after being nominated "The Nation's Cleanest City" following major reforms to clean up the city's streets, subways, parks and many iconic landmarks over the past decade. Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and Seattle were runner ups to the title but New York City topped out the list after several weeks of voting. New York, home to some of the largest buildings in the world, is an ever-evolving cityscape, with new and larger buildings going up and new parks and subway stations being built every few years. it's expected that if NYC follows current growth patterns, it will become the Union's first Megacity by 2076 as the standard of living and ease of transportation in the city rises to all time highs.
Imperial Broadcast Network/제국 방송 네트워크
Korean-Mongolian Trade Deal struck!
The diplomats of Korea and Magaly finally finished the negotiations of a great deal between the two nations, that will help both nations development in different stages. For the Korean state, they have promised to economically support the Mongolian nation in its transition from a nomadic nation into a industrialized state. While in return the Mongolian state has sold Korea 33.3% of all its Uranium, this deal will be effective immediately with Korean transports expected to begin transferring Uranium from Mongolia to Korean nuclear facilities located above the 38th parallel. With Korean infrastructure companies set to meet in the upcoming days to discuss plans for the industrialization of Mongolia, to be presented to Emperor Win Oht Kilan for his approval.
Southwest China and Magaly
Autokrater announces visit to Korea as rumours swirl around
After a quickly squashed announcement regarding the coalition collapsing, the government has been completly silent regarding coalition crisis talks, as it is rumoured that the SDP is attempting one final pitch. As this happens, the newly elected Autokrater Alexandria Eratus of the Liberal Alliance has announced his visit to The Great Joseon to “establish a greater friendship”. It is also rumoured that this is an attempt to show the LA in contrast to the ruling coalitions chaos and to give them extra ground in case of another election. It is not yet known what the leaders will discuss
OOC: The following is classified
Empress Yi Dasom Ri has met with Korean generals, and top military advisers in Gyeongbokgung Palace. Where they have decided that it is time for the Korean Empire to take its next step in the Korea 2020 initiative, enriching and reaching weapons grade uranium to guarantee Korea's place on the international stage as a global power for the rest of human history. With the Empress also giving nuclear stations across the northern half of the nation to begin attempting to enrich the Uranium. This project to achieve nuclear weapons for the Korean people will be code named "The Shining Sun" a nickname also given to the Empress of Korea. Currently the nuclear facilities in the North will begin preparing the proper environment in order to develop "yellowcake". It has also been confirmed that 50 billion USD (53.8 trillion Won) will be put forward to "The Shining Sun", with 20 billion of it being made up of the money the Koreans received from the United States in their surrender at the battle of Farallon de Pajaros.
Rye and Oats Become Unum Deum's Top Exports
Following the Emperor's ratification of new investment projects, Unum Deum's agricultural sector has improved its productivity drastically, allowing for rye and oats to overtake jewellery in terms of the value of exports.
This comes firstly from a great improvement in Unum Deum's water supply resulting from a new tendering contract to a number of plastic waste-removal companies, allowing Unum Deum's waters to once again become clear and nourishing. The increase in quantity and quality of water arriving to Sanctus farmers has allowed them to increase the quality of their crop, now producing some of the best rye in the world.
Secondly, the government decided to replace the old flood defences and warning systems, allowing farmers to produce sufficient protection to their crop before nature wrecks its havoc. The agricultural department's motto for the day is, 'There's no bread like rye bread!'
Usari National News
Director Yuso Declares Government Decision on "Knife Control"
"Hello, And welcome back to Usari News Network, Your stop for up to date National News." Yusef belted off his standard welcome to the viewers. "Today, we have a statement from Director Yuso about the recent calls for knife bans, And I am certain a number of you will not like what he said."
The scene quickly changes to a recording from a press conference held by Director Yuso, dozens of reporters waiting to ask questions. He takes a deep breath as he considers what e is about to say carefully. "People of Usari... You had chosen me in the hopes that I would bring the change our nation deserved. And I have indeed brought change, much of it good. But even I can admit when I have done something wrong, And that is what I will do today. Some time ago I introduced a general weapon ban because I believed that it would reduce reduce violent crimes in our nation."
He reached under the podium he was speaking at and pulled out a large folder filled with documents, looking more like a paper-back book then a folder. "The documents provided by our men and women in blue have proven me wrong, Heinously wrong in fact. What I thought would take away weapons from criminals only enabled them to prey on those I took the weapons from. Today, I will let this continue no longer. As of today, I have chosen to use an executive order and repeal my ban on weapons. Of course, previous weapon laws from before the initial ban will be reinstated, as not doing so would be reckless on my part, so in one month Gun dealers and other such suppliers of self defense tools may reapply for a license to sell such things again." He paused waiting for questions from the reporters, but the scene changed back to Yusef before they could.
"If you with to see the full press conference, it will be hosted on www.UNN.unet/Archive, But now it is time for a commercial break. When we return, we'll hold another discussion with several political theorist on how this may effect Director Yuso's approval ratings."
*Speaking in Japanese*
Japanese News Network:
Welcome our great Japanese people as our great glorious leader Ms.Akane Aya is broadcasting a message for our nation. She most likely is going to talk about our economy, military and the state of our glorious nation, and she had said she going to rebuild our nation to the heights of our ancestors in the late 30’s and early 40’s. We do wish our great leader good luck……… I guess our time is up Ms. Akane Aya is shortly going to talk
Hai jin lao and Imperial Eagle
Imperial Broadcast Network/제국 방송 네트워크
Empress Yi Dasom Ri emergency response to the act of Japanese Aggression!
After finalizing her meeting with the Byzantine leader (details will be posted later today), the Empress her way to the broadcast room in Gyeongbokgung Palace! The moment the cameras went live without her usual greeting of the nations people, she directly addressed the Japanese threat.
"As many may have just heard, Prime Minster Akane Aya of Japan is called for the revival of the Japanese Empire. The return of Japanese rule over the Asian Pacific. And the de facto annexation of Korea. This means the rape of the Korean people takes place once more. Our state and very existence is put on the line once more. I can promise the bastards in Tokyo, and our great Korean people that this will never come to be. No nation, Japanese or otherwise will ever rule these lands again. Korea will stand against the Japanese aggression, if these Japanese attempt to ever again touch Korean soil. We will see the Japanese state crumble just like it did in WW2. They are the land of the rising sun, well Korea is the land of the shining sun! And this sun burns stronger and brighter than the Japanese one ever could. And we will eclipse the Japanese state as we wipe out the Japanese state from the map of Asia! They stole our glory once, and we will not live this past disgrace again. We have suffered for this, and we will secure our destiny by completly and utherling destryoing the Japanese state. Mueosbodado hangug! (Korea Above All!)"
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