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1.The Protectorate of Solar AdministratorInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Soar high”
2.The Empire of ParakkaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Out where the truth lies, I will follow”
3.The Republic of KingconnellysDemocratic Socialists“Kill or be killed”
4.The Kingdom of North WinterfellCivil Rights Lovefest“Winter is Coming”
5.The Soviet Commonwealth of Teutsches ReichNew York Times Democracy“Gott Mitt Uns”
6.The Federation of Southern Rhodesia-NyasalandNew York Times Democracy“Sit nomine digna.”
7.The Federal Empire of ForestaviaCivil Rights Lovefest“Death is only the beginning.”
8.The Gaulian Republic of VaeroxiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“To the Sea on the Horizon.”
9.The French Republic of ValestrealFather Knows Best State“Vive La Commune”
10.The Totalitarian Republic of The_Herrscher_WolfeDemocratic Socialists“Loyale Furr”
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PBC News
Date - 1st May 2000
Time - 0500

Election day

Welcome today is General Election day, as you know the various parties have all been campaigning hard for your votes. As you know recent polls show the Liberal Democrats leading in the election followed by the Labour Socialism Party. The question well be who will you the public vote for once the polling stations open across the Empire. It is expected that the results should start to come in by 0200 tomorrow after the stations close today at 2100.

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PBC News
Date - 1st May 2000
Time - 0900

We are outside a polling station in Reykjavík with Viktoria. "Viktoria can i ask what your thoughts have been on the election campaigns that have been presented by the parties?"

"Well they all make some interesting points but my main concern as a citizen of Iceland is how does the Empire plan to deal with the recent hostile actions by Valestreal and De Anglo Dutch Union who started a war with the Nation of Parann and Ireland simply to gain territory. How does the Empire plan to protect us here from their potential threats?"

"Well all political parties have said they back the defence of Iceland and are committed to continuing the military presence here along with the instillation of Skyguard Defence Systems which as we all know is a missile defence system that has been developed to replace the ageing Missile Shield program. In addition since the war you mentioned they have increase the airforce presence here."

*She nods here head then begins to say* "... Agreed but even still. Besides whats happening with these political reforms are not exactly encouraging." *With that she turns away and heads into the polling station*

"Back to you in the studio"

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PBC News
Date - 1st May 2000
Time - 1500

A political debate has been held in New York city hall by Summer Lucas from the Conservative Republic Party and her opposition Gavin Hu from the Labour Socialism Party. The debate which has been organised for sometime, is said to be going well for young Summer who most people who have left the hall during the debate said they would vote for her.

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The_Herrscher_Wolfe wrote:
TELEGRAM:
--To: Administer of Foreign Relations, Parakka
From: Ms. Sakuya Kobayashi, Prime Minister

I am writing to inform you that a team has been dispatched by the Foreign Ministry to oversee discussions about the hopefully soon diminishing rift between our governments. They are expected to arrive there within one week and are given authority to act in Japan’s interests. I hope all goes well.

Ms. Sakuya Kobayashi, Prime Minister of Japan

Telegram:
To: Ms SSakuya Kobayashi, Prime Minister
From: Emperor Atreides

Thank you for your telegram madam Prime Minister, we look forward to receiving them and these discussions taking place. I well endevour to ensure the new Government has their Foreign Affairs Minister properly informed on the situation and supported by a Diplomatic Administrator to hopefully ensure these talks go well.

Emperor Luke Atreides
The Empire of Parakka

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PBC News
Date - 2nd May 2000
Time - 0340

59% Votes In

Currently 59% of the votes for the election have been counted and whilst everything can still change it appears that The Conservative Republic Party (CRP) are in the lead of the election. with the Liberal Democrats in second place followed by the Imperial Nobel Party. If the results do not change then it will mean we will have a Conservative Republic Government.

Howard Starling a political correspondent said "This is quite a surprise as in the polls the CRP were thought to be coming in at 4th place but instead seem to be just winning the election. It well be interesting to see by what margin they win by.... Yes Bob i honestly think at this point they will win this election."

"What do you think the fallout from this well be?"

"Well Bob to be honest, im not sure. In that i doubt they well be able to get enough traction to turn the Empire into a Republic. Though i think we will soon see some of our business regulations loosened slightly which as we can see by the stock markets seems to be what investors think."

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"Souterrain"

Walloon Independence Rally,
Calais,
Republic of France

Molly and Claus moved slowly throughout the crowd amassing in the rally area; Claus firmly held Molly's hand as they snaked between people.

"Claus, who are we looking for?" Molly says as they reach a small clearing.

"A friend of ours. From the underground." He replies as he scans the surroundings. Just as he makes a second scan, his satellite phone rings. He answers the phone,

"P, salutations. Yes, I'm here." He stops and listens intently to the phone. His demeanor instantly changes as he shoots his head back up and looks around again, "Where?" he says in a cool frenzy, "Okay, meet at D." he yaps quickly before folding the phone back up and into his pocket. He grabs Molly's arm forcefully yanking her away from the rally area.

"What's wrong, Claus?" Molly asks quietly.

"We're compromised. The Agent is here. Damn." He replies in that same cool frenzy. As they're making their way to the exit, a man catches Molly's eyes standing near the entrance. The man looks away naturally.

Molly stops Claus, "That's him. That guy in the tan suit." Claus looks over to the man, who's now gone. He draws a sharp breath, "He's crafty, I'm sure. Damn it! We're safer here in the rally among other people."

As Claus begins to move again, Molly stops him again, "Claus. Stop. This is between me and him, you can go."

"Not anymore," He snaps, "We're dealing with an international man of mystery." As they begin moving again, the rally starts with a short announcement tune bringing people into an organized mass. A man stands on the podium recognizable as a high ranking member in the Walloon Independence Party. He waves for a minute and begins his speech,

Molly whispers to Claus, "What's the plan, German?"

Claus runs a hand through his hair, "We'll have to wait out the rally and leave with the crowd." The tan suited man appears again, this time much closer. Molly pulls on Claus as she sees him falling into the large crowd. She quickly pulls him through and around to try to lose the man.

"...and through the centuries and years we have retained a superb relation with the Franks and now with the French as a whole. The Anglo-Dutch Union has tried to retain Walloonia by..."

Claus and Molly pop out of the crowd on the other side of the rally area into a small clearing. They stop and catch their breath checking their surroundings. Like a human hunter gatherer of old, the tan suit reappeared from the crowd in front of them, Claus and Molly's backs to the crowd. The man smiles lightly as he approaches the two slowly,

"Well, look what I have here." He breathes viciously, "A German idiot and a French assassin." He raises his hand from his pants pocket briefly showing off a small silenced pistol and a pair of handcuffs. "We can do this two ways, madam, the choice is yours."

"But what have they done for us? Nothing! We're forced to give up ourselves to them! Our money, land, glory. Despite this, they will never take who we are!"

Molly detaches from Claus and stands separate. The man smiles and a van that's parked near the rally area (only approximately 20 meters away) opens it's side door. "Get in." The man says to Molly. She turns back to Claus, smiling briefly. Claus tries to move but the man holds his hand out, "You won't be necessary, German. We're only here for her." As Molly gets near the van door, the tan suited man handcuffs her and puts her in the back of the van along a couple very dangerous large men. He slides the door closed and gets in the passenger seat up front. Molly looks out the window at Claus and he looks back. He sighs heavily. She nods to him. The man addresses her again, "Look at him all you want, it'll be the last time you see him."

"Doubt it."

"Don't be so sure, he turns to the driver, "Go."

As the driver shifts into first and out into the road, a bullet whizzes through the air.

Claus collapses on the ground as a loud gunshot is heard. The crowd immediately turns to chaos causing the police on site to react to control the crowd. A few bodyguards cover the speaker as the sound permeates the uninformed mass of people caught in something way over their heads.

All Molly can do is cry as she rewatches Claus earning a large hole through his skull.

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"Lagniappe"

Walloon Independence Rally Cut Short, Shot Fired!
The Walloon Independence Party Rally in Calais was cut short today as a shot rang out through the air. One person is reported dead: A young German man who was shot dead near the middle of the rally. Authorities are searching for a motive and have not released details of the victim yet. Some people on site say that this was a deliberate attack to ruin the Rally for Walloon Independence.

Doctor Michael Roshell Releases Revolutionary Science Journal
In a stunning piece of science history, Doctor Michael Roshell, PhD, has provided a plausible method for long term suspension of a human body. Closely related to Cryogenics, Doctor Roshell's work is regarded a stepping stone for the next likely phase of research dedicated to providing astronauts with long term hibernation for space travel.

Spain Begins Denying Travel To People With French Visas
In another chess move in the French and Spanish tensions, Spain has now blocked all inbound and outbound traveling personnel bearing French visas. Many French people currently residing in Spain have attempted to remove themselves to France but now that is legally impossible. Many are calling for France to respond to this outrage calling it "a blatant attack against French citizens."

In response, France has issued an ultimatum to Spain: Stop denying travel or face repercussions of a new scale. Spain has yet to reply. Some sources say that De Anglo Dutch Union is moving navy units in preparation for potential war between France and Spain.

Foreign Secretary Jean Jeaneaux Lands In Great Okeanos, Eager For Indochina, Japan
Having made his rounds to the middle east, Secretary Jean Jeaneaux has moved to the next area of French interest: South Pacific. Secretary Jeanaux is said to begin visiting with Great Okeanos ministers soon, then he will move to Indochina specifically Thailand to speak to political leaders there regarding the recent Demonstrations.

Afterwards, he will meet with Japanese and Chinese delegates in regards to trade, investment, and the Pact of London.

The Commune Passes Socialist International Vote, Joins Teutsches Reich in Economic Pact
Concluding with a 65/35 passing margin in The Commune and 60/40 passing margin in The Senate, France is now formally admitted to the Socialist International. The vote was to formally bring Occitania into the SI and now includes clauses for France as well.

Roleplay

London 1st of may

The Procession

Along the route lined with Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen and women from across the Commonwealth. guests and officials passed in a procession before about four million spectators gathered in the streets of London, some having camped overnight in their spot to ensure a view of the monarch, and others having access to specially built stands and scaffolding along the route, for those who could not witness it live in London over 300 cameras where stationed along the route capturing every part of the procession. Over 790 commentators covered the event in over 43 languages.

The progression started with the first Royal coach left Buckingham Palace with a loud and cheering crowd waving the Union Jack Footmen escorting the coaches. soon to be King Frederik, moves through London from Buckingham Palace, through Trafalgar square in the Golden State coach Towards the abbey. Behind the Royal and nobility, foreign royals where on the same route being met with loud cheering crowds as well.

Arriving at the Abbey Frederik and Olivia stepped out being greeted by the archbishops, they started and the procession started. High commissioners carrying the banners bearing the shields of their respective nations.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey was packed with nobility, great persons, and political figures on this day. The Day of the Coronation of Prince Frederik who would henceforth be known as, His Royal Highness King Frederik V of the House of Oranje. King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Netherlands ( Insert long list of places the sovereign is the sovereign over).

All those who were present raging from Nobility, great officers of state, The Prime Minister, all of the cabinet, senior civil service members, Members of parliament, Prime ministers of all the realms the soon to be monarch will preside over, Governors-General, High ranking military officials of all the branches of the armed forces. Among those there where also foreign dignitaries, representatives, and Hereditary peers with their spouses are present. All by all over 8,000 people were crammed into the Abbey for this coronation.

When the procession started Frederik and Olivia Walked up the central aisle through the choir as they began to sing “I am Glad”. He was wearing the crimson surcoat and the robe of state of crimson velvet. He walked down the aisle as everyone stood up and bowed their heads, as he approached the st Edwards chair.

Garter Principal King of Arms, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord High Constable and the Earl Marshal went to the east, south, west and north of the coronation theatre. At each side, the archbishop then called for the recognition of the sovereign, asking loudly.

“Sirs, I here present unto you Frederik Edward William Van Oranje, your undoubted King. Wherefore all you who are come this day to do your homage and service, are you willing to do the same?”

People on all sides acclaimed him by proclaiming loudly “God Save King Frederik”. As the people had proclaimed him, he said down in the chair of an estate, his swords being laid at the altar. He then knelt at the altar as the archbishop began administering the oath.

“The Archbishop of Canterbury: Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?”

Frederik: I solemnly promise so to do.

The Archbishop of Canterbury: Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgments?

Frederik: "I will."

The Archbishop of Canterbury: Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?

Frederik: All this I promise to do. The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God."d

The Archbishop of Canterbury then began the Communion Service, while the Bishop of London read the Epistle and the Archbishop of York the Gospel; after the Service concluded, the King and Queen knelt while the choir sang "Veni, Creator Spiritus". This marked the beginning of the anointing of the monarch when the Archbishop of Canterbury marked Frederiks head with oil to symbolise the introduction of the Holy Spirit. The Choir sang Handel's Zadok the Priest and the Archbishop prayed before the King was disrobed and sat in St Edward's Chair, with the Canopy borne by four knights of the Garter placed over him. The Archbishop then anointed him with oil from the Ampulla, which had been poured onto the Anointing Spoon.

He looked around with his eyes all those important to him were there his wife his family friends everyone.

After the Communion service is interrupted, the anthem Come, Holy Ghost is recited, as a prelude to the act of anointing. After this anthem, the Archbishop recites a prayer in preparation for the anointing,

After this prayer, the coronation anthem Zadok the Priest is sung by the choir; meanwhile, the crimson robe was removed, and Frederik proceeds to the Coronation Chair for the anointing, which has been set in a prominent position, wearing the anointing gown. Once seated in this chair, a canopy of golden cloth was held over Frederik's head for the anointing.

The Dean of Westminster pours consecrated oil from an eagle-shaped ampulla into a filigreed spoon with which the Archbishop of Canterbury anoints the sovereign in the form of a cross on the hands, head, and heart. While performing the anointing, the Archbishop recites a consecratory formula recalling the anointing of King Solomon by Nathan the prophet and Zadok the priest.

After being anointed, Frederik rises from the Coronation Chair and kneels at a faldstool placed in front of it. The archbishop then concludes the ceremonies of the anointing by reciting a prayer that is a modified English translation of the ancient Latin prayer Deus, Dei Filius, Once this prayer is finished, Frederik rises and sits again in the Coronation Chair. The Knights of the Garter then bear away the canopy.

The sovereign is then enrobed in the colobium sindonis, over which is placed the supertunica.

The Lord Great Chamberlain presents the spurs, which represent chivalry. The Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by other bishops, then presented the Sword of State to Frederik. Frederik was then further robed, this time receiving bracelets and putting the Robe Royal and Stole Royal on top of the supertunica.

The Archbishop then delivers several Crown Jewels to Frederik. First, he delivers the Orb, a hollow gold sphere decorated with precious and semi-precious stones. The Orb is surmounted by a cross, representing the rule of Jesus over the world, just as he had it was returned to the altar Next, he receives a ring representing his "marriage" to the nation. The Sovereign's Sceptre with Dove, so-called because it is surmounted by a dove representing the Holy Ghost, and the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross, which incorporates Cullinan I, are delivered to the sovereign

He was invested with the two coronation robes, the Colobium Sindoni's and the Supertunica by the Dean of Westminster. Next, he was invested with the regalia, each of which symbolised his progress to kingship. First, the Lord Great Chamberlain touched the King's heels with the Golden Spurs; the Great Sword of State was deposited in St Edward's Chapel and the Jewelled Sword of Offering was passed to the King by the Archbishops and Bishops, who said "With this sword do justice", Frederik offered this sword at the altar.

Seated again, the Lord Great Chamberlain fastened the armills and the Dean invested the King with the Royal Robe; the Archbishop passed him the Orb, put the Ring on his fourth finger and handed to him the two sceptres—with the cross (for Royal power) and with the dove (for "mercy and equity"). The Earl of Lincoln, as Deputy of the Lord of the Manor of Worksop, then handed over a glove, which the King wore.

Then the most important part came the crowing, the archbishop stood before him he held St Edward's Crown high as he said the prayer, “"Oh God, the crown of the faithful; bless we beseech thee and sanctify this thy servant our king/queen, and as thou dost this day set a crown of pure gold upon his/her head, so enrich his/her royal heart with thine abundant grace, and crown him/her with all princely virtues through the King Eternal Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”

With that, the Archbishop placed the crown upon Frederik's head by the archbishop and at that moment people within the Abbey proclaimed loudly. “God save the king” at the same time guns in the royal parks where fired. He then turned around being escorted by the men who had guided him, as he walked to the throne six anthems where sung. He then for the first time sat down upon his throne he was now King Frederik of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Netherlands and all of its crown dependencies, and the king of all the realms.

As the homage finished he turned his eyes on Olivia who prayed at the altar for a quicker ceremony. She kneeled before the altar and prayed sitting on the Faldstool. His eyes didn’t leave her, the archbishop anointed her placed the queen’s ring on her fourth finger and then crowned her. She took her place beside him upon their thrones. As they sat and watched into the abbey and 5 more loud “God Save the King” followed by the attendees.

When all was done the royal progression back to the palace began, all attendees stood ones more as the King and Queen walked outside the King now wearing the imperial state crown. The procession back to the palace was immense with

Westminster Abbey, it passed around Parliament Square and up the Victoria Embankment (where 40,000 schoolchildren were waiting) and then along Northumberland Avenue, into Trafalgar Square, up Cockspur Street through to Pall Mall; from there, the procession went up St James' Street, joining Piccadilly, then up Regent Street, then west along Oxford Street, before turning past Marble Arch and then down East Carriage Road, alongside Hyde Park; from there, the procession passed through Hyde Park Corner and then through Wellington Arch, on to Constitution Hill and then back into Buckingham Palace.

There where men lining the routes from the Royal Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, as well as the Royal Indian Army, Royal Indian Navy, Royal Indian Air Force, as well as continents from all across the commonwealth. Along the route, a total of 35,008 Men either marching or lining the route from all branches of the armed forces as all realms. The progression was long being 3.2 kilometres and took 40 minutes to pass at any given point. During the entire event, dozens of marching sons and royal songs were played to the cheering crowd.

Once arrived at Buckingham palace the balcony took place with the square completely packed to the brim with hundredth of thousands of people all cheering as at that moment 48 Typhoons, 40 Tornadoes, 27, Javelin-12s, 15 Fulcrums, and finally 3 B-1 Valkyries. All these loud jet sounds where overshadowed by the B-1 which flew low its engines fully on and the sound deafening but that didn’t stop the crowd from celebrating. As they saw the King and Queen consort standing there regal waving to the crowd celebrating the crowning of the new King.

What follows was royal portraits were made, with the royal couple as well the Direct royal family. This was followed by a royal dinner following in Westminster

The next day on the 2nd of may a Fleet review the Home Fleet among other squadrons had assembled. 3 Of the Victoria class Aircraft carriers with their squadrons, 4 Battleship squadrons had assembled 10 Submarines, this in addition to the Home fleet being assembled provided a naval parade counting a total of 105 Warships total drawn from the Home Fleet, Reserve Fleet, and Carrier squadrons All those assets which could be missed. Not only Royal navy ships were present with Commonwealth ships being present as well as one ship each from foreign nations

The King and Queen consort, visiting Portsmouth and watching a large Royal Marine parade then stepping onto the royal yacht passing the Ships all lined up in rows of two on the royal yacht and later met on the Hood class battleship endurance with all top admirals present for a Flyby by the Fleet Air arm. That evening having a Dinner aboard HMS Hood. the day was concluded with the illuminating of the fleet at night this made clear the sheer size of the parade that was present.

Commentators saying this is the largest assembling of the royal navy since 1937 during the coronation of King George. With the people of the UK watching the coasts as this large fleet sailed around the coasts of Eastern England and the Coast of the Low countries commentators saying that when they passed the channel it filled the channel up. This was drawn hundreds of thousands of people watching the Parade of powerful naval warships along the coasts.

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Note: while not mentioned it can be assumed foreign royals and dignitaries where in attendance if the ceremony. So if you want to say they where present (if they are of sufficient rank) then they where present.
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News

Independent Press

Shots fired during Walloon independence rally

Today 2 days after the coronation several shots were fired during an independence rally for Wallonia. This was followed by massive chaos resulting in the police containing the rally and moving onto the crime scene where a man was found with a German passport. Authorities have not yet released any information but some Walloon independence leaders call this a false flag operation for the UK to disrupt the independence rally. It must, however, be noted that shortly after the shooting police Special units arrested several high ranking members of the Walloon independence party. This happened in open daylight on the streets the reason being “Suspected foreign collusion”. How this will unfold will have to be seen.

First inflatable module attached

Today the endurance space station was expanded with the first of the 4 new expanding modules increasing the size of the space station. These new attachments were followed with new supplies and a new module that was also delivered by HOTOL that will make it possible for French to dock with Endurance. This was followed by the adding of a commemorative plate celebrating the Coronation on the space station.

The next missions planned in the few weeks are the launch of Moon rovers in preparation for the DARE mission. This adds to the growing satellite presence around the moon of the UK. These are based on the guidelines of the UKSA vision for 2010 that in turn is part of the UKSA vision for 2050.

Spanish actions dangerous

Today with the new Spanish actions against France several commentators have called these actions dangerous stating
“With Europe having been so volatile for the first time since the 1890s it seems Spain is forgetting all that her actions might lead to something nobody wants.”

It was stated by French media that a Royal Navy squadron are being relocated in preparation for a conflict

This has not been confirmed by the Royal Navy. Seeing as the Fleet review has happened it might be because of that.

Government has responded with adjusting travel advice. Stating that going into Spain is currently dangerous with the political climate.

Valestreal wrote:ROLEPLAY

"Souterrain"

Walloon Independence Rally,
Calais,
Republic of France

Molly and Claus moved slowly throughout the crowd amassing in the rally area; Claus firmly held Molly's hand as they snaked between people.

"Claus, who are we looking for?" Molly says as they reach a small clearing.

"A friend of ours. From the underground." He replies as he scans the surroundings. Just as he makes a second scan, his satellite phone rings. He answers the phone,

"P, salutations. Yes, I'm here." He stops and listens intently to the phone. His demeanor instantly changes as he shoots his head back up and looks around again, "Where?" he says in a cool frenzy, "Okay, meet at D." he yaps quickly before folding the phone back up and into his pocket. He grabs Molly's arm forcefully yanking her away from the rally area.

"What's wrong, Claus?" Molly asks quietly.

"We're compromised. The Agent is here. Damn." He replies in that same cool frenzy. As they're making their way to the exit, a man catches Molly's eyes standing near the entrance. The man looks away naturally.

Molly stops Claus, "That's him. That guy in the tan suit." Claus looks over to the man, who's now gone. He draws a sharp breath, "He's crafty, I'm sure. Damn it! We're safer here in the rally among other people."

As Claus begins to move again, Molly stops him again, "Claus. Stop. This is between me and him, you can go."

"Not anymore," He snaps, "We're dealing with an international man of mystery." As they begin moving again, the rally starts with a short announcement tune bringing people into an organized mass. A man stands on the podium recognizable as a high ranking member in the Walloon Independence Party. He waves for a minute and begins his speech,

Molly whispers to Claus, "What's the plan, German?"

Claus runs a hand through his hair, "We'll have to wait out the rally and leave with the crowd." The tan suited man appears again, this time much closer. Molly pulls on Claus as she sees him falling into the large crowd. She quickly pulls him through and around to try to lose the man.

"...and through the centuries and years we have retained a superb relation with the Franks and now with the French as a whole. The Anglo-Dutch Union has tried to retain Walloonia by..."

Claus and Molly pop out of the crowd on the other side of the rally area into a small clearing. They stop and catch their breath checking their surroundings. Like a human hunter gatherer of old, the tan suit reappeared from the crowd in front of them, Claus and Molly's backs to the crowd. The man smiles lightly as he approaches the two slowly,

"Well, look what I have here." He breathes viciously, "A German idiot and a French assassin." He raises his hand from his pants pocket briefly showing off a small silenced pistol and a pair of handcuffs. "We can do this two ways, madam, the choice is yours."

"But what have they done for us? Nothing! We're forced to give up ourselves to them! Our money, land, glory. Despite this, they will never take who we are!"

Molly detaches from Claus and stands separate. The man smiles and a van that's parked near the rally area (only approximately 20 meters away) opens it's side door. "Get in." The man says to Molly. She turns back to Claus, smiling briefly. Claus tries to move but the man holds his hand out, "You won't be necessary, German. We're only here for her." As Molly gets near the van door, the tan suited man handcuffs her and puts her in the back of the van along a couple very dangerous large men. He slides the door closed and gets in the passenger seat up front. Molly looks out the window at Claus and he looks back. He sighs heavily. She nods to him. The man addresses her again, "Look at him all you want, it'll be the last time you see him."

"Doubt it."

"Don't be so sure, he turns to the driver, "Go."

As the driver shifts into first and out into the road, a bullet whizzes through the air.

Claus collapses on the ground as a loud gunshot is heard. The crowd immediately turns to chaos causing the police on site to react to control the crowd. A few bodyguards cover the speaker as the sound permeates the uninformed mass of people caught in something way over their heads.

All Molly can do is cry as she rewatches Claus earning a large hole through his skull.

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"Lagniappe"

Walloon Independence Rally Cut Short, Shot Fired!
The Walloon Independence Party Rally in Calais was cut short today as a shot rang out through the air. One person is reported dead: A young German man who was shot dead near the middle of the rally. Authorities are searching for a motive and have not released details of the victim yet. Some people on site say that this was a deliberate attack to ruin the Rally for Walloon Independence.

Doctor Michael Roshell Releases Revolutionary Science Journal
In a stunning piece of science history, Doctor Michael Roshell, PhD, has provided a plausible method for long term suspension of a human body. Closely related to Cryogenics, Doctor Roshell's work is regarded a stepping stone for the next likely phase of research dedicated to providing astronauts with long term hibernation for space travel.

Spain Begins Denying Travel To People With French Visas
In another chess move in the French and Spanish tensions, Spain has now blocked all inbound and outbound traveling personnel bearing French visas. Many French people currently residing in Spain have attempted to remove themselves to France but now that is legally impossible. Many are calling for France to respond to this outrage calling it "a blatant attack against French citizens."

In response, France has issued an ultimatum to Spain: Stop denying travel or face repercussions of a new scale. Spain has yet to reply. Some sources say that De Anglo Dutch Union is moving navy units in preparation for potential war between France and Spain.

Foreign Secretary Jean Jeaneaux Lands In Great Okeanos, Eager For Indochina, Japan
Having made his rounds to the middle east, Secretary Jean Jeaneaux has moved to the next area of French interest: South Pacific. Secretary Jeanaux is said to begin visiting with Great Okeanos ministers soon, then he will move to Indochina specifically Thailand to speak to political leaders there regarding the recent Demonstrations.

Afterwards, he will meet with Japanese and Chinese delegates in regards to trade, investment, and the Pact of London.

The Commune Passes Socialist International Vote, Joins Teutsches Reich in Economic Pact
Concluding with a 65/35 passing margin in The Commune and 60/40 passing margin in The Senate, France is now formally admitted to the Socialist International. The vote was to formally bring Occitania into the SI and now includes clauses for France as well.

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Nova News

In order to try and stabilise Europe as it looks like it's about to plunge in yet anouther war for unknown reasons as both Valestreal and De Anglo Dutch Union look to be preparing for war with Spain.

French news said this yesterday

"In response, France has issued an ultimatum to Spain: Stop denying travel or face repercussions of a new scale. Spain has yet to reply. Some sources say that De Anglo Dutch Union is moving navy units in preparation for potential war between France and Spain."

Parakkan military forces on Iceland have been placed on alert and 15 ships are thought to have been deployed to Spain. Whilst it is unclear why they are being deployed as no statements have been made regarding the deployment. It is suspected that the deployment is meant to try and stop the what is believed to be "bully boy" tactics by The Dutch and French towards other European nations.

It is important to remember that Spain and the Parakkan Empire have in the past a strong relationship, both economically and militarily. With a military Alliance lasting from 1903 to 1937.

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Nova News

In order to try and stabilise Europe as it looks like it's about to plunge in yet anouther war for unknown reasons as both Valestreal and De Anglo Dutch Union look to be preparing for war with Spain.

French news said this yesterday

"In response, France has issued an ultimatum to Spain: Stop denying travel or face repercussions of a new scale. Spain has yet to reply. Some sources say that De Anglo Dutch Union is moving navy units in preparation for potential war between France and Spain."

Parakkan military forces on Iceland have been placed on alert and 15 ships are thought to have been deployed to Spain. Whilst it is unclear why they are being deployed as no statements have been made regarding the deployment. It is suspected that the deployment is meant to try and stop the what is believed to be "bully boy" tactics by The Dutch and French towards other European nations.

It is important to remember that Spain and the Parakkan Empire have in the past a strong relationship, both economically and militarily. With a military Alliance lasting from 1903 to 1937.

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Gyrfalcon Press
Icelands Leading News

"Recent reports from infamous news agency Nova News are untrue" said a military source at Keflavik base.

Recently Nova News said that Iceland had been placed on high alert and ships had been dispatched to Spain. They even went so far as to mention the history between Spain and the Empire in the early 1900s that ended due to spain installing Francisco Franco as leader of the nation.

Since then relations with spain have been adquet and positive but never overly friendly.

The governor of Iceland said "We will be launching a formal investigation into Nova News in accordance with the Press regulations. Faulse news like this shouldn't be allowed to be aired, printed or even spoken given the ramifications that could occur."

In other News

The Conservative Republic Party win the elections and well now be able to form a government, however they only have a majority of 5. Meaning that it could be difficult for them to pass legislation in the senate.

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Coronation massive success

The coronation was by all accounts the most-watched live event in the UK, being watched by up to a billion people abroad. 4 Million people crammed themselves into London in addition to the people who already live there. The coronation was a prime opportunity for the monarchy to show their power and by all accounts, it was a large success.

The Royal Family was not the only group who displayed their power and influence. By far the largest outside of the Royal Family who displayed their power was the Royal Navy. During the Fleet Review, the Royal Navy showed off its strength with over 95 Royal navy vessels being lined up in parade formation, some foreign ships were also present.

Some Foreign vessels where an Okeanos helicopter carrier The Canga a contemporary to the Inflexible class, The Empire of Japan send one frigate that could be compared to the Patronen class, The Empire of Parakka send an Arleigh Burke-class which is a parakkan contemporary to the Daring class. All of the Foreign vessels were spread out and flanked by Royal Naval ships

Furthermore, the Royal navy showed the newest addition the points of pride of the fleet, 3 Victorious class Aircraft carriers, and 2 Hood Class Battleships, HMS Hood itself and HMS Vanguard. this was supplemented by its squadron and ships from the Home-Fleet and the Reserve fleet and several additional squadrons.

The Newly crowned king Frederik and Queen Consort Olivia went to Northfolk where His majesty’s Royal Marines where inspected and on full display. Later they went aboard the royal yacht and passed the

During the Fleet inspection, all sailors greeted the King and Queen and at precisely noon a massive gun salute was given to the passing Royal yacht. This marked the official end of the Fleet review. later that day the King and Queen held a state dinner aboard the royal yacht with all Captains of the ships and senior officers. A select number of royal navy vessels will be open to the public including HMS Vanguard, and Empire Cedric an Empire class Amphibious assault. The tours will be lasting for an entire week as all ships will return for active duty as the shore leave of the sailors who have left for one week.

In other news from Africa Unilever has begun expanding Tanzanian infrastructure in the form of setting up clean water plants and new pipeline systems to bring clean drinking water to as many places in the country as possible. The same as for Oman where contractors have recently finished on a highway between Muscat and Salalah. In light of the recent events, several new deals are being made.

1st of November 1999
Ghana, Accra

Ray drove through the industrial shipyards area of Accra, it was what he expected, mothballed ships being repaired or modified. But he walked drove past them and towards a big area that covered 4 Dry docks and had a simple office building. It was owned by the Accra ship limited a company that was specialized in repairing ships and making them as new among other things.

He stopped at the security checkpoint and showed a simple pass. The guard checking the name and letting him in the terrain. He parked the car lighting up a cigarette Heading towards the small office building. He was quickly welcomed and brought to a conference room. There he sat down for a moment, waiting for the man to arrive the head of the contract he had given. After a short moment, Kwakü walked in and he and Ray shook hands.

After formalities were put aside, Kwakü began giving the final report on the contract he had been given 1 month earlier.
“Mister Leclerc I am happy to say that we have begun repairing and modifying the hauliers you had delivered. I just have to say we are all thankful for the money you paid”

Kwakü said with spirits to which Ray simply give a smile and let out a bit of smoke.
“When do you think the ships with the modifications are done ?” He asked matter of factly.

Kwakü responded “within 3 months sir we will contact you when they were done”

To that Ray nodded the conversation going on for some more time before they said their goodbyes and Ray went to his car and then looked at the list. The second step was now completed the third step would be interesting.

6th of November 1999- Recife, Brazil

It was a true sight to behold the ocean and the people some people in particular. But he pushed it away in favour of relaxing as he walked into a hotel and went to the hotel chamber on 18th floor, he knocked on the door and a man that was armed with an Uzi greeted him. He was patted down and nothing was found, he didn’t need a pistol he knew that if he wanted he likely could take the guard own.

He was escorted to the centre of the room where Colonel Eeben Barlow one of the men that were right for this job and capable. He looked at the colonel waiting it was vital that the colonel would speak first, the colonel knew the proposition had been sending it in advanced had 2 weeks to think about it. Today would be the day Ray would get the answer which would either start the plans or set them back considerably.

The colonel looked at him observing him Ray didn’t give anything away. Then the colonel began to speak.
“It’s an interesting proposition but it would mean that my company if it’s involvement is exposed would be likely forced to dissolve.”

That was something that was taken into account by his organization as well so all measures had been taken to prevent finding it out

“Well Colonel,” he said lighting of a cigarette, “That has been taken into account, your company its men will get their payments through separate dummy accounts in Switzerland. But most of all your men would be working for the new front organization.”

The colonel nodded he knew all that and had seen the financial proposal the entire methods of payment etc. he had made adjustments to some of the appearances of the plan as he nodded and the guard gave Ray a new proposal which was the old proposal with things underlined that he specifically wanted.

Ray looked at the document it did contain provisions for any possible assets captured mostly in that they could resell it. That was all agreeable to Ray and as head of this operation, he would decide.

“Well, this all looks good So you will get the men and equipment while my organization will get you your ships and company to work under”. Ray stood up knowing it was best to minimize the contact they had for the time being. “You will get your first transaction within 1 week”.

Ray and the Colonel shook the hands of each other and Ray went back to Ghen, They would meet again in about 5 months.

5 Months later on the 3rd of April 2000

Ray stood on the bridge of the small medium-sized cargo ship SS Debby’s pride it, in turn, was docked in an MNU area of the Monrovia . 4 Ships was docked there all of them looked like normal merchant vessels but that was all a ruse. These ships did indeed carry a lot of space for cargo so it was defacto sure. However, these ships where build to have hidden compartments and carry weapons this was all part of operation Hein.

He looked down as several large containers were loaded on the ship and men were carrying large crates inside filled to the brim with the supplies they would need for the mission. The Colonel had indeed made true on his word as Ray had known he would. MNU or Multi-National United was a small freighter shipping company operating around 35 medium to small cargo ships mainly between North America, East Africa, South America, and Northern Europe. Its headquarters were located in Recife. As the men came aboard they would sail first to brazil with cargo and deliver it then move back Nigeria for delivering more cargo, Then to Miami and then doing cargo runs between Argentina Mar Del Plata and Venezuela Caracas that was the official plan for cargo these would deliver but the 4 vessels here where far more flexible in their destination and purpose. When called upon they would conduct operation Heinz to the best of their abilities.

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the Telegraph

Faroe islands deal on the table

In recent weeks there have been increased communications between the Foreign Office and the Danish government in regards to the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands are the self-governing territory of the Danish crown that elects their parliament and a prime minister as per the Danish home rule act, due its own culture and language that while nordic is different from Danish.

It has long been contested by the United Kingdom dating back to the days of the Kingdom of England and De Nederlandse Republiek. With the armed conflict in the days of old avoided and free passage for wailing it was rested. But with the recent Northern war and the defeat of the alliance of Parann and its subsequent breakup has left Denmark in a weakened state, politically, economically, adding that with the war reparation they have to pay to the United Kingdom. To alleviate the problem somewhat the UK and Denmark have begun talks about a possible redraw of the map.

In a memo that was leaked by an anonymous source, the memo being between the Foreign Service and the Danish Cabinet. This memo shows a proposal for a handover of the sovereignty of the Faroe Islands, in return for the United kingdom seizing 60% of the war reparation that Denmark has to pay to the United Kingdom as well as lowering Tariffs for Denmark in all of the Ports that are under the crown. It’s hoped with this that a danish slip can be prevented and Jeep Denmark firmly within the UK her sphere.

What is unrelated but noteworthy is that the Duchess Of Limburg has been spotted in Copenhagen enjoying time with the danish social elite. Why is not sure, the Duchess of Limburg is the cousin of His royal highness King Frederik.

In other news

The ministry of defence has released the following statement this afternoon
“Currently the ministry of defence in close cooperation with the Army-Navy And North African Air Force is looking at a large reduction of a plurality of assets within the laters region of operations. This is due to a reassessment of threat levels that are posed by forces within the latter her region of operations”

Bermuda rebuilding underway

The Commonwealth office has released a report detailing the rebuilding progress of Bermuda after its devastating bombardment in the Parann war. The rebuilding progress so far has seen all ruble removed from the island and all dead bodies that so far have been recovered have been traditionally given funerals. Several large donors have given large sums of money to aid the state budget in the rebuilding progress.

So far the local Bermuda survivors have erected a monument for the brave Royal Marines who held the line and the French liberators at its airport. As well as the basic needs are being currently met with water, electricity, and food being no longer an issue.

It’s estimated that at the current speed of rebuilding, Bermuda will be new by 2007 as it is getting a new infrastructure, new facility’s, land expansion, as well as a larger military presence that will house part of the Atlantic squadron of the Royal Navy.

The king and queen are planned to visit Bermuda within 2 weeks on a goodwill tour and to see where they can help within the rebuilding progress. The foreign office has also begun an advertising campaign to attract new settlers to Bermuda to boost the islands depleted population. Already 6278 people have joined the program waiting to be screened.

The northern initiative well underway

The Northern initiative is a plan to create a large industrial area under Den Helder in currently unused land is well underway. The foundations of the expanding rail network and road infrastructure network are being laid. With some buildings already under construction, The northern Initiative is planned to be modular so that future advancement in the production process can be applied. The series of production facilities and shipyards will be build using new technologies and their production facilities are to be using the newer technologies.

Key reasons for the start of the Northern Initiative are to increase the UK her production capacities in a clean manner as it's expected that soon a large number of new ships will need to be produced, as well as other production sites.

Rolls Royce to launch newer clean cargo ships

Rolls Royce in Cooperation with Damen will launch a new series of clean cargo hauliers that will have a 50% decrease in their impact on the environment. the ships are expected to be large hauliers that can carry bulk and will be long as possible applying the Suez size principal. These ships will likely be hybrids and already in cooperation with Oxford and the Imperial College, and Delft to develop a better engine together with the Rolls Royce and Damen R&D department.

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Clearance level 9

Any unauthorized distribution of this information is punishable under the intelligence activities of 1911. The distribution be it paper, photo, video, picture, or any other forms of unauthorized distribution is not permitted

Subject: Compound effects

The Roosendaal laboratories under the SOE have started a long term test that started 8 years ago. The project saw compound being inserted into the embryos of 8 pregnant women. During the delivery, no major complications where spotted expect one.

Mrs…… was killed when her baby came out it ....................................................................................... other complications, the…... was however different it showed remarkable unprecedented ……… However the orders were simple and Mrs….. and her….. was disposed of per SOE protocol.

The other surviving Subjects, however, have shown no further complication during their early formative years. Surveillance and access to medical records, school records, among others show that all 7 surviving subjects show peak performance levels in educational records and a sense of justice has overcome several subjects. As well as higher performances than their peers.

Overall as the project is currently going further surveillance will be given with the project expected to end in 2007. Already the results of the compound tests can be applied for wider use within the UK her apparatus in the limited form it could begin testing upon full-grown adults, As well as continuing testing on younger aged subjects a possible pool could be……. from the Occupational Forces their recent scandal. Furthermore, it is advised that the caregivers of the subjects will have to be dealt with and that currently there is a higher amount of attention given to the death of Mrs…… that must be appropriately dealt with

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Naval Station Kuro
near Osaka, Japan
21:38

“Boy, the fog sure is thick tonight. Isn’t it?” A soldier said as he slouched over with his weapon slung over his shoulder. The other just nodded in agreement. It wasn’t rare to see fogs like this on the sea, but what was the cause? Perhaps a storm was moving in, or perhaps it was just some natural occurrence. Whatever the case, the Japanese soldiers guarding the southernmost dock of Naval Station Kuro seemed to not really care. Thumbing through a dirty magazine they smuggled into the facility, the two soldiers revel in the pale body of some unknown woman’s figure when suddenly a car pulled up.

“Officer on deck!” A man shouted out and officers climbed from the back. The soldiers wrapped the book up quickly and stuck it under his shirt as he saluted. A man with smooth black hair looked over at the officer dressed in general staff clothing. “Are you sure anything’s really here?” The officer asked. “Yes sir, the Kaneda made thermal and radar contact about three hours ago.” The officer just sighed as another man stepped out of the back of the car. It was clear this other man was not a military officer, but still wore a dark blue pen-striped suit and clearly had enough clout to get into the back of the officer’s car. “So, everything is in place.” The other man said. “The media blackout, the no-fly zone, and the old immigrant town are up to snuff.” He said as he nodded to the officer. The officer was upset that he had been played in such a way, as the slick politician was not someone he immediately trusted.

Moments passed as the thick rolling fog parted and gave way to an incoming vessel. Two Japanese maritime cutters were sitting in position ready to stop and board the vessel if the situation called for it. They were amazed at the wooden ship, its size immense as the waves broke around it. “They’re not flying any ensign we know of, sir.” One of the soldiers replied to the officer. “Tell the cutters to try making radio contact.” The officer replied. But silence fell amongst the men standing on the edge of the rusty pier. “No word, sir. Should we intercept?” The officer pondered for a moment. A ship as large as this would have to have some way of communication. “Get the team here, try visual communication instead.” The officer gave orders in a calm and collected manner.

A few more cars arrive, with various people from many different fields. “Doctor, this is the officer – sir, this is the expert we were talking about.” The other man replied in a slightly slimy voice. The two greeted one another and exchanged pleasantries as the ship pulled into the dock area. “It appears that visual communication worked, sir.” The man said to the officer as he waited. This made the doctor very happy as he excitedly rushed to the landing spot of the ship. One of the soldiers attempts to stop the doctor, only to be told to let him through. “Look, if we’re going to talk to these people, Dr. Pinheiro might be our only chance.” The soldier blinked and let the doctor pass. “What makes him so special?” The soldier replies under his breath. The officer ignores the comment, but the other man quickly pipes up. “He’s the leading expert in the world on language and syntax. Not to mention, he has made up entire languages, just for fun, since he was perhaps thirteen years old.” The soldier looked away in an unprofessional bit of disgust at civilians on a military base.

"Flare! Flare!"

The Captain grabbed his spyglass and nodded at the visual. "They know we're here!" He pointed at one of the sailors. "You there on top of the poop deck. Wave your arms around so that they can see that we see them." He smiled, "Commander, prepare a pigeon. Send 'em a message."
"They probably speak a different language?"
"Send them a message anyway. Mathematics is universal so put the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter at the bottom of the letter. As many digits as you can."
"Aye sir."


Greetings from Forestavia. We believe our ship has gone off course and we are unsure of our current location. We are hoping that we can dock for awhile to restock our ship with supplies and to give our sailors a taste of land before we set sail again to return home.
We gratefully appreciate any hospitality that you can offer during this confusing time.

- Commander Blackeye
Flagship Prosperity II

O ((picture of a circle))

Ol ((picture of circle with diameter measured))

3.14159265358979....

"Fly to shore little one. Take this message to the soldiers on the shoreline." The Commander carefully took the bird out of the cage and let it fly into the night sky.

The pigeon landed on a soldier's head.

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In the morning the wooden vessel pulled into the dock. The Captain addressed the crew.
"Listen up everyone. I've been talking to our resident Priest and we both believe that this situation we're in is a little unusual. As daylight has arrived, we can see that they 'ave some sort of self-propelled carriages that the natives here use to get around in." He pointed at one of the roads. "Some of you 'ave seen metal objects with large wings moving in the sky as you finished yer breakfast this morning. We are clearly visiting the most sophisticated land we've ever had the privilege to encounter. And we did it with the new Flagship Prosperity constructed under the leadership of the late Emperor Troublesolver and finished at last under the acting authority of High Councillor Sharp. Our crew should be proud to have such an opportunity! We are going to have quite the stories to share with our family, friends, and nation once we return.

But for now! We will accept the hospitality of these people and buy the supplies we need for the journey home. I request that all members of the crew abide by a sort of curfew. I would appreciate very much if all of you could return each night to the ship by sundown. That will be all."

The crew cheered and applauded as any residual fears of the unknown melted away. The Captain had a way of making everyone feel at ease in stressful situations. Elder Joseph approached the Captain to have a word. "I don't think we should let anyone off of this ship."
"Nonsense. This is a great opportunity. You're being too cautious. Where's your spirit of adventure!" The captain said as he winked at the holy man.
"We can't leave people behind if the fog returns."
"Let me be clear about something, Joseph. None of my crew will be left behind for any reason. The curfew should guarantee we don't miss a fog opportunity. Okay?"
The priest nodded reluctantly.

The Captain, the Commander, and Elder Joseph stood prominently in the front of the other crew members so as to communicate they were the ones on board with authority. They waved and smiled at the Japanese people waiting for them at the dock.

The Rhodesian Herald
SPECIAL EDITION: Victory in Katanga!

Rhodesian Forces Victorious in Katanga, Establish Firm Control Over Region

Rhodesian light infantry divisions supported by air contingents of the Rhodesian Air Force have declared the region of Katanga in the Congo completely under Federal control. Occupation forces have begun entering the region to maintain the peace as the main force of the battle hardened Army forces move North to regroup under air offenses completed by joint French and Rhodesian command.

The fall of the Katanga region marks a huge turning point in the Second Bush War, for the loss of the region's tactical placement and bountiful resources have crippled the guerrilla offensive and forced a desperate retreat of enemy forces deeper into the Central African Jungle. The morale and organization of the retreating terrorist forces have taken insurmountable hits in recent months, and many predict a collapse of the unified factions opposing civilized rule in Africa.

Since the collapse of Northern Mocambique, the Rhodesian Army has swept westward in conjunction with French forces fighting in the Easternmost parts of Central Africa. With these developments, military observers and strategists alike predict the end of the Second Bush War is in sight.

When inquired for comment, a representative for the Prime Minister stated;

"Prime Minister Smith rejoices in the great achievements of valor and bravery our men and women of the Rhodesian Armed Forces are displaying, but wishes a quick and speedy end of the conflict. Prime Minister Smith offered condolences to all those who have been killed or presumed missing in action, and doubles down on the belief that armed intervention was, and still is, the only adequate response to terrorism in Africa."

This concludes this Special Edition of the Rhodesian Herald

The Rhodesian Herald: Worthy of the Name
Rhodesian Press, RP.

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