Hey guys! As some of you may know, we have established embassies with Karma somewhat recently, and some of you have met and interacted with a number of people there. However, to help facilitate more interaction with them and between our regions as a whole, they have requested to host a Fridate with our region.
Well, I'm sure you're now asking, what is a Fridate? It is the name of an event where people from Karma will come onto the RMB of another region. Fittingly, these are also hosted on Fridays. This moves into the next point, where this Friday, 07/03/2020 (03/07/2020), people from Karma will be RPing as nations/leaders for the day. We are very excited for this, and I personally am very much looking forward to this event as a whole. I'm really hoping that you guys can come out and post! Even I will take the opportunity to catch up on some very very much needed RP....
In any case though, I hope you guys are excited about this! I think this will serve as a great opportunity for us to interact more with Karma, and as a stepping stone to interacting more with outside the region as a whole. If you guys have any question on this at all, please feel free to either TG me or send me a message on Discord.
Thanks again, everybody. :)
MEETING BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS OF DENMARK AND ROMANOVSKAYA
House of the Imperial Duma, Vyborg, Romanovskaya
The Danish Prime Minister, Lotte Sřrensen touched down at Seleznyovo International Airport where she was greeted by Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandr Eybozhenko. He escorted her to the car that will take them to the House of the Imperial Duma where they will meet other members of the Romanovan government including Prime Minister, Daria Shchegolyayeva and Minister of Finance Tatiana Konovalova.
Once Sřrensen arrives at the destination, she walks up the steps to the entrance of the House of the Imperial Duma, where Shchegolyayeva stands waiting to greet her. They shake hands and pose for photographs taken by the awaiting press. They then walked inside the building to a meeting room where inside Sřrensen was also greeting by the Finance Minister. They each sat down and began the meeting.
Shchegolyayeva: "Prime Minister Sřrensen it is so good to finally host you here in Vyborg. Myself and my colleagues here have been very eager to get our discussions with regards to trade back underway. As you may remember we hit a few problems during our previous rounds of discussions. Of course we have put forward what we would like to see with regards to trade so if you can put forward your proposals we can then work on where we share common ground and where we can come to a compromise.
Byzatine Strait Construction Update
Construction moves along with little interruption as Byzantium has seen a summer of relatively calm and good weather.
Local communities on both sides of the new strait have come together to fundraise for the improvement of communities and neighborhoods.
A round of renovations in buildings close to the area has begun, and the length of the new strait is anticipated to see major growth, just as the strait will spur major economic growth for The Hellas Republic as it re-affirms its role in the European and World economy.
After worker's councils across Southeastern Asia were balloted and all votes were counted, The Representative Council of Southeastern Asia has announced that Cannabis will be legalised in Southeastern Asia.
Democratically owned and operated dispensaries and shops will be legal and it will no longer be an offence to buy and sell cannabis.
This is part of a current trend of legalisation or decriminalisation of previously controlled substances.
Worldwide Address from the Imperial Republic of Qianyu
The Imperial Republic of Qianyu in efforts to improve relations with various nations in all parts of the world and further spread Qianyu culture would like to announce a formal re-commitment to our diplomatic missions in Imperial Eagle (Mei Jiang), Orange-Bourgogne (Bao Ming), Novaya Rossiyskaya Imperiya (Xiulan Wei), Infiny (Yijun Zhuang), Eulumia (Shu Wang), Vicintia (Fen Hong), Lanfang- (Yaling Chang), Inouye (Qiu Zheng) & Labyrnna (Guiying Yue).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Furstia has readjusted its policy concerning visa requirements for foreign citizens.
Citizens of the Soviet Union (Novaya Rossiyskaya Imperiya), Vicintia, Danubia (Donau-Bundesreich), Southeastern asia, The Hellenes League and Labyrnna will be exempt from having to apply for the following types of entry visas:
- Transit visa
- Short-stay visa (Up to 5 months. Tourism, Business, Cultural exchange)
- Long-stay visa (Longer than 5 months. Work, Study, Research, Asylum)
- Immigration visa
Official visas will still be required and granted due a matter of protocol and national security.
Visa requirements will remain unchanged for the rest of countries with or without diplomatic representation in the Socialist Republic of Furstia.
Andrés Dorrego, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Furstia in Westminster City, Orange-Bourgogne
Having witnessed the conclusion of the state of civil conflict that prevented normal operations in the recent past, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Furstia gladly announces that the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Furstia in Westminster City has received an approval to resume with its tasks in the following weeks, and will be opened up to the public once more.
Cooperation and reconciliation will be key aspects that will allow the Orange-Bourgognian society to progress in this new stage for the history of their country.
Victor Tiago, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Furstia in Westminster City
Esseg, Donau-Bundesreich, home of Adam Török
The agent worked her way through the rather large home of the head of the Stasi, careful to not draw attention to herself. The normal servant who took food and drink to Török was indisposed for the time being and so the agent took the chance to don a disguise and lace both the food and drink with an untraceable poison that had no taste to it.
Bastard won't even realize it's there until it's too late... the agent thought as she entered the private study that Török was taking lunch in today
Török looked up from a report and spoke to the agent
"Running late today my dear?"
"Forgive me sir, time of the month. I've brought you the lunch you requested along with your drink."
Török smiled slightly
"Place it there on the desk, I'll get to it here in a moment"
The agent placed the tray down and bowed politely before leaving the room as she saw Török take a drink and bite of the sandwich.
30 minutes later, Adam Török lay on the floor dead
Galutama DMZ Sector 5 Central Federation near El Salvador border
FSIA Agents conduct a Large scale Snatch of all remaining Rebel Officers in Galutama and Honduras with DMZ Sector 5 beinging the largest The Agents were lucky with a slight advantage but at apartment complex FSIA and Federal police got a little bloody
Galutama DMZ Experience violence after Cartel Drug war
Today Government Agents and members of The FPD were in the process of Attaining Wanted surviving members of the failed CA And got into a shot out with In Yang Apartments it's unclear how many are wounded or killed but this just frightened the residents of DMZ Sector 6
Bureau of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Eulumia
The Eulumian Bureau of Foreign Affairs has accepted the generous diplomatic exchange offer of the Imperial Republic of Qianyu, and will warmly accept Ambassador Shu Wang. Enclosed are directions from Jakarta-Batavia International Airport to the designated Qianyuan Embassy building within Versienna (RL Jakarta). Tipah Binti has been selected as the Eulumian Ambassador, and will be dispatched to Xi'an upon request. We look forwards to warm relations with Qianyu in the near and distant future alike.
Following a recent change in VISA polices originating in the Socialist Republic of Furstia, with Eulumian citizens being exempted from needing to apply for transit and short-stay VISAs. The Eulumian government has decided to reciprocate the kind gesture of our friends in Puerto Deseado, exempting Furstian citizens from needing to apply for transit and short-stay VISAs. Furthermore, the Eulumian Senate has voted in favor of halving tariffs imposed upon the nations of the Socialist Republic of Furstia and the United Socialist States of Southeastern asia in an act of friendship.
Additionally, Eulumia would like to reach out and formally request to exchange diplomatic missions and official state embassies with the following nations, with selected Eulumian Ambassadors in parentheses following the respective nation:
- The Hellenes League (Sinta Lestari), Russoslava (Susilo Bitang), The Iranian commonwealth (Sigari bin Adika)
- SaudiArabia (Basheer bin Tempawi), Purdiestan (Taruma bin Hatjori)
All Eulumian ambassadors shall be dispatched upon official request, and upon official correspondence, directions to respective embassies from the Jakarta-Batavia International Airport will be enclosed.
Muhamad Kusuma, Director of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Eulumia
The Eulumian Federal Republic has recently concluded talks with the Cocos Keeling and Christmas Islands, two small island subnations off the coast of Eulumian Java, regarding the unification of these islands with Eulumia. Both islands in question are of Malay majority, a large ethnicity within Eulumia itself, and the people of these islands speak mainly Malay, a popular language in Eulumia following the national language and Lingua Franca of Bahasa Indonesia. Following official meetings with the Eulumian Grand Chancellor, referendums were held in both the Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands on whether or not they are interested in being integrated into Eulumia. The referendums passed with a majority 78% voting in favor, although roughly only 70% of the voting age population voted. Thusly, the Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands will be formally integrated into Eulumia effective immediately, granting access to the robust Eulumian economy and social services previously un-afforded to the peoples of these islands, and full Eulumian citizenship will be granted to all islands residents.
Currently Versienna has entered into similar talks with the nations of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Solomon Islands. It's no secret these Pacific Island nations are facing the increasing threat of climate change and the resulting rise of sea levels, these nations are small in population and territory alike already, and encroaching waters are exacerbating these issues, with emigration rates soaring as natives leave their homelands for more stable and economically capable nations. In the past Eulumia has proposed programs to help house and grant limited rights to immigrants from these islands whom leave for rising sea levels and a better life, with many of these immigrants applying for Eumian citizenship and naturalizing over time. Additionally, Eulumia has shown interest in helping to invest in these economies and help with infrastructure projects such as paving roads, adding airports, building seawalls, and land reclamation. However, Versienna can only do so much in the way of international aid, and with these factors in mind, these nations have decided it may be time to ask themselves if they want to fully integrate themselves into Eulumia in order to reap the full benefits of Eulumian citizenship and the Eulumian economy. Referendums will be held within the week in each of these nations to determine whether or not they will be joining the Federal Republic.
A similar story unfolds in neighboring Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea and Eulumia alike are massively diverse nations with countless ethnic groups and languages, many of which are shared between them as the straight-line border bisects numerous ethnic groups between two nations, leaving many communities divided, an echo of the colonial past of these two nations. The residents of Eulumia's West Papua have seen a far greater influx of wealth and development on their half of the island, including modern amenities and infrastructure, as well as access to extensive services offered further west in the more urbanized portions of the nation, whereas Papua New Guinean half of the island seems to be lagging behind considerably. The two halves of the island see vast differences in the Human Development Index, average wages, overall health and happiness, and even lifespans. These stark disparities on two halves of the same island have prompted the government officials in Port Moresby to ask themselves what they're doing wrong. Unfortunately however, Papua New Guinea simply doesn't have access to as robust an economy or trading lanes that Eulumia benefits from, prompting many people to ask policymakers about the possibility of integrating themselves into Eulumia, allowing the flow of goods and revenue to reach Papua New Guinea, helping to fuel their development and hopefully raise their overall development and growth. An official referendum will be held within the week and Papua New Guinean citizens will decided whether or not they wish to remain wholly independent, or to unify and integrate with the Federal Republic of Eulumia.
Tumolian Political Journal reports
Tumolian State Administrative and Legislative Departement, Division A46 Electoral operations and democratic partitions. Results of Decision A1-2020 of the Estate-Counsel conserning electoral devision of the Chamber of Representatives has been released to the public. This decision made by the independant departemant will outline the new electoral map for the upcoming Representatives election. We of the political journal are ofcourse over the moon with this news. Such a scandal and a new map we can look into. You will ofcourse hear more news from us at the journal and we will of couse cover the election in a few weeks.
On behalf of His Majesty’s Government, I wish to express our gratitude for the fact that you have appointed Bao Ming as your Ambassador to the Court of Saint James’s here in Orange-Bourgogne. We would like to return thus I recommend and appoint as our Minister Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary His Excellency The Baron of Whorlton (David Bruce).
We hope that with this appointment, our bilateral relations may flourish and prosper even more than they already did.
On behalf of the Secretary of State:
Sir Richard Wellington MP
Minister of State of Diplomacy
Dear, Mr Kusuma
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has accepted your request to establish a diplomatic mission in the capital of Santiago. For which upon this request we wish to formally establish as follows, the exchange of embassies and establishing a robust trans-pacific economic trade with the Federal Republic of Eulumia, and in accordance with organisation of our embassy in Versienna, we will assign Elena De León as ambassador of the Federation of Anzoania to Versienna. We wish to behold diplomatic, economic cooperation which could lead our nations in a good position for prevailing and dynamic friendship. Lastly we foresee admirable correspondence between our nations with Eulumia ambassador to Santiago, Eva Irawan, and will hold meetings to discuss further bilateral relations between our nations.
Jerome D. Nelson Minister of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Anzoanian Peoples
Department of Foreign Affairs
Canada accepts your request for the ambassador, diplomatic missions, and embassy. We have a embassy that you can use in Ottawa. We appoint Jim Cain as the Ambassador to your nation.
Today is the day! Our Fridate with Karma has commenced. Please do welcome everybody that pops in, and enjoy the RPing that happens today as well. Even I'll RP today as well. :P If any of you have any questions or anything regarding this, again please do feel free to message me either by TG or by DM on Discord. Otherwise though, I am excited for today. :)
Valeria Makonnen Conventsiya Federatsiyaya Frontrunner
Valeria Makonnen, the sister of former Emperor Ras Taffari Makonnen, has become the new favorite to become the Imperial sovereign of Infiny. The 28-years old princess has spent most of her life in high society, with her brother being elected prime minister, president, and emperor sequentially.
For months, it seems like incumbent Empress Valeria Jezici-Makonnen would be re-elected. However, after a shocking announcement, the Empress has declined another term because she claimed she lacked the democratic legitimacy necessarily to solidly entrench democracy in Infiny.
Valeria has described herself earlier as a liberal social democrat in a popular Infinian magazine. She’s associated herself with the left-most wing of the PNP, a party known for its green politics, high individual liberty, and pacifism. However, Valeria has been critical of Infinian foreign policy, highly believing in ‘Infinian exceptionalism,’ and quoting ‘ultimately, only Infiny is responsible for keeping Infiny alive.’
Her prominence might indicate a troubled Federal Convention. The Strava ye Waciliya has to be unanimous in their nomination, and some people have indicated that they are troubled voting for Valeria as the next monarch of Infiny. Several states, particularly the conservative state of Luo, has stated that it ‘feels strong reservations voting for someone who can’t unite Infiny.’
A warm welcome from The Litterbox!
People usually do not like to set foot in the Litterbox so we've come to you to say hello! *passes out gift baskets full of scented candles to the region's leaders*
They're a popular commodity here.
Lynna City, Imperial Capital Province, Labyrnna
Emperor Aphras III jolts awake. After looking around with glazed eyes that can only happen from a night of little sleep...again, he realized that he had also fallen asleep at his desk yet again. He looked satisfyingly at the pile of paperwork that had been finally completed on his end, but then he looked at the mountain of other paperwork nearby, and merely sighed. Despite all of this, he knew that it was time to get back to more than just mere administrative duties, despite the pressing matter of endless bureaucracy. When was the last time I even saw most of my ministers? Though I imagine that Jorge is somewhere around.... thought the Emperor, before he was interrupted by his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Tellez-Giron, who had just entered the room.
"Ah, good morning, Emperor. I see that you had fallen asleep at your desk again" said the minister as thought this were not out of the ordinary. He wasn't exactly wrong in that regard.
"Yes, good morning. This has been happening more and more lately. Perhaps I really do need to have a reshuffle at some point. It would certainly help with things." The minister merely nodded in response to this. The Minister of Foreign Affairs proceeded to produce a clipboard, and flip through the pages. "Well, perhaps a change is in order then, at least to distract from....this." said the minister, vaguely gesturing to the huge pile of papers on the desk. The Emperor could not help but grimace a bit.
"As you might be aware, the Labyrnnan Cultural Exhibition is tonight. As usual, all of those in high society within the Empire, including yourself, are expected to attend. Furthermore, as you should remember, other nations are expected to attend, both new and old. The festivities, befitting our empire, are to be grandiose and almost certainly a spectacle. I can only hope that you are planning to go to this, given everything that I had just mentioned?" questioned the minister, glancing towards the Emperor.
Emperor Aphras III looked towards the paperwork again. There was no way he was subjecting himself to this once again...at least not for tonight, anyways.
"Thank you again, Jorge. I really do think that a reprieve from things would be in order, not to mention that I had no idea that the Cultural Exhibition was already here again." The minister looked at the Emperor as though he had expected this response. "In any case, I would be happy to attend. It will be nice to not only interact again with our allies, but also all of the new nations of the world. I have heard that we have had a few new leaders pop up around the world. I genuinely look forward to this."
OOC: And with this, I am hoping that anybody interested, especially to our friends from Karma would be happy to attend.
Pluvie is alive with buzz and rumors. Their leaders have gone off to visit a cultural convention in a far off world. But in Pluvie, there is a rumor the whole thing is a trap. Many think their leaders may never return. Many think they are dead already.
Their leaders however, are happily bustling away in their small ship, off to a land they believe to be full of cultural diversity and knowledge. They arrive onto the shores of this place, and find themselves among people from many cultures and places, clearly a larger thing than either of them was expecting. But nonetheless, they begin to assimilate among the people, greeting people, observing customs. They are two scholars, what better thing to do than study?
Greetings from Sanjikurisa
Our leader Commander Koala offers a gift of friendship to his friends abroad. As a more substantial gift, he'd also like to offer a basket of fresh eucalyptus and chocolate cookies. Sanjikurisa is a welcoming nation to all and is excited to learn of many more nations abroad.
OOC: I have no idea how to RP, sorry ;-;
The Avatars, of which there are no airplanes on their home domain, quietly arrive on their ship, the Shinsoo. The boat, while good sized and skillfully made, is simple and without frills and unnecessary grandeur--a reflection of the Avatars' style. With the soft, sloshing of water, the Shinsoo pulls into the harbor in the Sahwari province, the Avatars well prepared for entry with passports and clearly marked belongings. They are both dressed in simple hooded brown robes, with a white and gold embroidered sash around their shoulders. A gold medallion is around each of their necks, inscribed with an amethyst infinity symbol--the symbol of Fuzzbuckets' most prominent leaders.
There is a pause as the two figures look at each other and quietly exit the boat single-file, taking a look around once upon dry land. Despite the unique masks on their faces, their body language spelled excitement at their new surroundings, as if they hadn't been outside of Fuzzbuckets in ages.
"Oh if the other four could only see this place." said a youthful, female sounding voice, behind what seemed to be a mask that was delicate and fairy-like in nature. The figure clapped it's hands. "This is the first time I've ever been off of Fuzzbuckets."
The other, slightly taller figure beside the other one nodded, the mask of a dragon over it's face. This figure was more subdued, and had a more matronly voice, but the excitement was still there--an extroverted individual fighting against her own natural nature with poised decorum expected from visiting officials. "Normally I take She Might Be An Angel with me, but she is ill. I have heard we will be arranged transport. Be prepared to remove your mask if they ask--this is a different country--in a different region. Some allow us to wear them, others don't. Also, don't slouch."
The smaller figure nodded and straightened up as they headed to the customs building to wait for transport to the capital. Secretly, she hoped they would ask her to remove the mask, she disliked wearing the darn things while out and about in Fuzzbuckets. The environment of Labyrnna was lovely...it was not the same as the pristine sea-air of her home nation, it was still clear and refreshing.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lanfang
The Government of the Republic of Lanfang welcomes Yaling Chang to Wanjin City and happily reciprocates diplomatic relations with the appointment of Muhammad Rashid as ambassador to Qianyu. We look forward to a fruitful and cooperative relationship with our regional neighbors in Southeast Asia.
Hon. Chandran Ashant MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs