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    Turn 1, 1933 CE
    It is the dawn of the year 1933 CE. The Great War has been over for years, but the scars of its passage still linger. Some are obvious, such as the vast wastelands where veins of Kokytium leave the land barren and dying. Some are not.

    In Europa the young king of Portugal seethes on his throne while his neighbor continues a brisk Atlantic trade. Germania and Russia eye each other over what is left of the eastern ranges, and the Roman Empire attempts to reclaim its majesty.

    On the vast plains of the east the Mongol clansmen repair their great walkers while thinking dark thoughts of the golden empire. The monks of Bod continue their sacred works while the islanders dream thoughts of empire.

    In the Americas two conflicting modes of thought batter against each over lines of commerce and barely withheld contempt. And in the south the vast jungles remain impenetrable to all but the bravest Aztlan warriors.

    Africa remains a boiling cauldron of warlords and independent states fighting for power. While the two great powers of the south strive for dominance.

    The Great War is over. But for how long can peace hold.
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    The Canadian Federal Imperium
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    In North America the Canadian Federal Imperium manages its economy and is still attempting to rebuild from the Separation War. Although agreements have been reached the economy will require a long time to recover. Canada and Quebec have largely come to terms with the war, and are content to allow the other to live peacefully. Despite this Canada is still worried about a war from the south, where the massive armies of the People's Republic of America preform ever more military drills.

    In the Prime Ministers Office

    The current Prime Minister of the Canadian Federal Imperium - Richard Bennett - looks over the reports his secretary gave him to read before the next parliamentary session. The first session summarizes the state of relations with Quebec. Looking over it he reads about the continuing paranoia and mutual espionage campaign the two nations are engaged in. With the increasing threat to the south he is unhappy, thinking it a waste of resources. He considers possibilities to put these resources and makes a note to write a missive to Quebec later. Perhaps an arrangement could be made. The spying would continue for a while now, but maybe it could be made less of a strain on their resources.

    He then reads a briefing on the rest of the Americas and the political status that they have. Looking through the files, he feels strongly that no matter what happens a war is inevitable. The PRA's aggressiveness combined with tensions between Canada the PRA and the DUS will likely break soon. The Aztlan Hegemony might make a good ally given their problems with the Caribbean, but Bennett has doubts abot the reliability of an alliance they would form. After all, they need their sacrifices. In the end he decides that he doesn't need to talk to them at the moment, and will do so later if need arises.

    The DUS seem to be doing well. Trade is significant, and a great help to the economy, and the DUS' research seems to be going much faster then expected, and certainly much faster then in Canada. Their military seems fairly weak however, which would be a problem if the PRA wanted to invade.

    The PRA seem to be having the same morale issues as usual, but the military buildups are troubling. Bennett makes another note to increase espionage activity into the PRA. He intends to be cautious about it however, and not attempt to give anything away.

    The final report he reads deals with the Empire of the Resplendent Sun. It urges him to acquire the technology of their empire as in civilian applications it is much superior to their own.

    As he gets up having finished the reports he says to himself The world is changing too quickly. First the great war, then Quebec's separation and now a likely war with the PRA. I certainly hope that the PRA doesn't strike too soon. opefully our operative can make them less effective first.


    Diplomatic messages sent later that day from Canada

    To the Empire of the Resplendent Sun (lowest esp: 8)
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    Emperor Hiroyuki of the Empire of the Resplendent Sun we of the government of Canada would like to propose trade relations with you. Your civilian technology is admittedly decades if not more ahead of our own, and we would be interested in acquiring some of this to assist our economic buildup following the economic damage caused by the separation war. If you are interested in continuing discussions then we will send a diplomatic envoy to your country to do so. The government must stress that due to the nature of the technology being traded our envoy will be taking measures to ensure that what is discussed at the meeting remains secret, and request you do the same.


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    Recently we have noticed that the PRA has been building up forces and preforming military exercise within short distances of both our and your border. Action must clearly be taken in order to minimize the threat this poses. I recommend that your research department start to focus on military technology. In addition our military reaffirms that in the event of a war we will aid you, however we lack the research capacity to significantly increase our tech level on our own. We would request that a formal agreement be drafted that states that in the event of a war military technologies will be released to us, so that we can better fight the PRA. We look forward to discussions on this issue.


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    A representative is discreetly dispatched to talk to the representatives of the Quebec espionage agency. He does so under orders of the Canadian government. His proposal is very hush hush, and is very unofficial. Given the natures of the agencies the meeting itself is nearly impossible to observe. The only thing people can figure out is that the operative is sent.

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    The Man walks into the Quebec Espionage Department, and they let him in, having been notified in advance of his arrival. He comes to a meeting with the representatives. He quickly delivers his proposal, saying As you are aware our nations both spy on each other on a near constant basis, and this is becoming a drain on both of our reasources. Therefore to lessen the strain on both of us we propose this; an agent exchange pogram. Whenever agents are caught they will be promised good treatment in interrogation. From there they will be held and treated well, until agreed upon times. At these times these agents will be returned to their country of origin. This will reduce losses to each others counter-espionage campaigns, and allow them to be deployed elsewhere, benefiting both of our abroad networks. So what do you think of this proposal?


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    Portugal

    While the Portugal army worked to fortify the borders of the nation, King Jose II have carefully drafted messages to Russia and Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    ''We are the most prominent nations of Europe and we share the same memories of the Great War. I would like to propose a meeting and signing a non-aggression pacts to send a message to the rest of Europe. There will be no war and strife between us.''
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    russia
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    general breznov was casually strolling through the military encampment inspecting the 5th regiments base of operations when his aide rushed up to him and said "general! king jose of portugal has requested your presensce at a meeting with them and austria hungarys leader."

    the general raised his eyebrow and says "austria you say? hmm ... i suppose i better see what this is about." and without another word he strides off to issue an official reply to portugal

    russia will attend the meeting in portugal and agree to the signing of a non aggression treaty

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    Luxembourg

    Apparently the Portuguese are holding a meeting with Russia and Austria-Hungary, considering themselves the 'most prominent nations in Europe'. Bah, everyone always forgets Luxembourg...

    Isn't that good, sire? Isn't that what we want?

    I suppose so, but sometimes I wish someone would take note of how well we've avoided anyone taking note of us. Eh, the chance that this meeting will amount to anything is equal to the Canadian secret service meeting with their Quebec counterparts on peaceful terms.

    Ehh... about that, sire...
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    ...And the hells will ascend onto the lands of the living...
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    It was the 5th aniversary of the Kheranic fundamentalists victory and the declaration of Samubai Imikheras as the Republics Supreme Leader. Now he held his aniversal speech in front of the masses speaking of their reighteousness under God but also of the holy lands of Kherans pilgrimage which were still held by Madagascari infedels.
    Just a few hours ago he had send out instructions to his political and military commanders.
    A small force was directed to expand northwards and gain access to new recources to supply the bulk of the army that was preparing to liberate the holy lands.
    General Ezekiel Mekmende was carried by the fastest hovertruck to the Caliphate to coordinate with the Ethiopian generals. He also carried a personal message from the Supreme Leader to his highness the Caliph.
    Then the Supreme leader instructed his President to initiate diplomatic relations with all the great asian and north african nations. One ship was sent to the Empire of the Resplendent Sun with Dr. Sonja Imibwazi acting as envoy. Similar diplomatic ships were sent to Khmer, Bod, Majapit, Kushan, Satavahana, the Mongol Khanate, the Emirates and the Roman Empire. The purpose was to exchange scientific knowledge and technology and to establish trade relations. (OOC - While these envoys are not exactly a secret please only act as if you know if you have enough espionage and were spying on the relevant nations)
    The Supreme Leader also lifted the ban on research regarding Acherium but strictly only to learn how to counteract it or how to make it safe.
    Lastly he gave his official blessing to the religious mission South America. Even in times of war peaceful endeavors and generosity should not be forgotten. (OOC - The missionary ship will land between realworld Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, establish a mission on the coast there and spread out from there to preach Kheranism, feed the poor, heal the sick, establish schools and do all the other stuff that missions normally do in third world countries)

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    To His Highness the Caliph Abudjib Odesmaha Umenei III, Steward of Kheran and Supreme Authority to the Ethiopian People under God.

    Dear brother Abudjib, I believe the time is has come to take the holy lands back from the infedels and as servants of God and followers of Kheran it is our duty to stand together in this endeavor. Therefore I have sent one of my finest generals to coordinate with your advisors. I besiege you for your blessing and support in this cause.
    May His glory shine upon you, your brother under God.
    Signed:
    His Ecxellency Samubai Imikheras, Patriarch of the Kheranic Church and Father of the Republic of Saloa by will of God.

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    Attached is a copy of all the attack plans and crucial information about the Saloan agents infiltrating Kenyuganda and Madagascar. (OOC - If everything goes right then Mekmende will as Ethiopia to send out their espionage agents to sopport Saloas agents in Kenyuganda and Madagascar. Attack plans will be made next round.)


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    To the Kakushinbitoku Emperor Hiroyuki of the Empire of the Resplendent Sun.

    Great Emperor. This diplomatic envoy was sent by me from the Kheranic Republic of Saloa located in the southern reaches of Africa. We marvel your culture and technological advances and hope to establish trade and friendship between our countries. I hope that peace and prosperity will be the only thing that comes from our future relations. God bless you.
    Signed:
    Mubar Maroon, President of the Kheranic Republic of Saloa


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    Military:
    2 units to recon/expand towards south Angola, allying and supporting any Kheranists in any quarrels in hope to create a puppet/ally regime and/or to incorporate the lands into the Republic.
    The rest of the military prepares for the coming war. Naval forces (almost half of total military) concentrated in the southern harbors and patroling the sea there, ground forces securing the borders, training and mostly setting up just below real world Tanzania.

    Espionage:
    Send 2 units on scouting and intel mission beyond the northern borders of Saloa with priority to learn about the local rulers and their relations to each other (seeking potential allies and weaknesses of the rest) and to catalogize any Pits of Hades and other potential resources. They will not spread higher than just into the borders of real world Congo.
    Send 2 units to infiltrate Kenyuganda focused on three prime missions: a) Create an underground network of local fundamentalists and other anti-communists to prepare attack from within synchronized with the comming invasion. b) Learn any and all information possible about the state of the military. c) infiltrate government and report anything relevant.
    Send 3 units to the lands conquered by Madagascar on the same missions as those sent to Kenyuganda.
    Send 2 units to Madagascar proper, one to infiltrate the government and one to infiltrate the navy.

    Research:
    2 points towards counteracting the effects of Acherium. That means both short-term medicine and ways to repair long-term damage to environment (should support military and morale equally).
    2 points towards perfecting Acherium-less hover technology and production.
    2 points towards researching Phlegentiums potential to enhance projectile weapons (focusing more on artillery, but also looking into applications for smaller weapons).

    Morale:
    6 points to support the war effort against Madagascar.
    3 points for the religious mission to the coasts of Brazil.

    Pit Resources:
    +1 to Military by building a fleet of mediumsized hovertanks.
    +1 to Military by expanding the military railroad network connecting major cities, factories, military bases and food/water production.
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    DUS to the Canadian Federal Imperium
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    We are willing to draft a technological trade agreement with you.


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    It seems a amicable enough agreement on the surface, however it also opens up the oppurtunity for you to simply keep sending agents who have been returned. As opposed to us keeping them locked away. This has the potential to let your agents learn to infiltrate us more thoroughly through experience. As such we want a clause added that if an agent is captured twice then they will be held for a minimum of two years.

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    An additional clause like that would be fine with us. It still accomplishes the same goal of having agents not die as frequently. We accept your addition


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    We propose the following clause be added to the defense treaty we have.

    Should the parties involved enter into a war both sides will disclose all of their technological research of a military nature to the other, in order to aid in winning the war.

    If you would propose any changes let us know.


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    With the recent rise in the PRA's activity we are becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of a war in North America. Should our side lose the war this would be incredibly bad for you, as you wouldn't have the resources to stop them from spreading into your country.

    Given the consequences should we lose the war the Canadian government believes that it would be beneficial if you were to sign onto the mutual defense treaty that we have signed with the DUS. We acknowledge that you are not a terribly powerful nation, however even a small military such as yours has the potential to tip the scales in our favor. Would you accept this offer?

    If so we are considering adding a new clause to the treaty. it states

    Should the parties involved enter into a war both sides will disclose all of their technological research of a military nature to the other, in order to aid in winning the war.

    What are your opinions about this clause.
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    The City of Eternal Celestial Light Clad in Gold and Jade

    "City of Temples", "City of Pagodas", "City of Trees", "City of Flowers", "City of Light" or splendor or glory or a hundred other sobriquets each fell away from the mind when it was first seen. Fifteen million people dwelt within its unwalled reaches. Some countries could fit within its boundaries. Where there was stone it looked as though the pieces had been liquefied so perfectly were their joints, internal angels of ninety degrees were common and decorative, a nearly impossible feat even with modern tools. With steel skeletons and sapphire skins the towers rose like crystal spires. Decorative rivers lined the paths and the city was as much an open air park as an urban sprawl. Everywhere there were people, dressed in finery and hurrying about.

    The street was clear for pedestrians, it was the sky where normal traffic plied. Disks with a forward rotating ring were the common shape. Some large vehicles carried up to a dozen large ring towers on their sides and floated by serenely.

    But all this was nothing before the palace. Nearly spherical in outline, covered all over in gold, red jade, amber, and coral; the size of a small city itself. Towers of great height ringed with lifting disks like pagoda roofs, the whole shimmering as though it were white hot, and all of it floating above a serene lake. It looked more the domain of a god than a man, and that was indeed the effect it was meant to convey.

    The outer palace which surrounded it was itself immense, though each member was dwarfed by the constant reminder of what lay above. The delegations from Canada and Saloa were led to the hall of reception, where a massive staircase led to the Doors of the World's Heart. Each appeared to be solid gold, eighty meters high and twenty wide, and adorned with the image of the August Personage of Jade depicted as Surya and a Saint.

    Without even a hiss of air the doors opened to the largest enclosed space in the world. The dais on which the emperor's throne rested was as large as a small building. His advisers sat around him on golden platforms. The room was like a circle, the dais represented Mount Meru, and the symbolism was of the whole world.

    When both had spoken or had their messages read aloud the crown prince spoke, the emperor's voice was too pure to be heard for such a response,

    "It is good that the peoples of Tianxia come before the Throne of the Middle Kingdom. Let these things come to pass, that envoys are send to these two nations carrying with them many sacred texts and the wisdom of the Emperor that it may be taught them and they will be ignorant of these things no more. Only let the same be done by your sovereigns for there is much curiosity among our people concerning the things done in the West and East."

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    We have meditated upon the ten thousand things and believe that war comes to our kingdoms. Therefore, let us make an agreement to secure our borders against the hostility of our neighbors and to promote peace and secure the company of several sovereigns so that the barbarians will not seek to collude with them.

    Let us all together gird ourselves for war and at last complete the pacification of the subcontinent. Satavahana we will overawe with our learning and impress upon with the authority of the Mandate of Heaven. Kushan we will destroy and give as a gift of chains to Satavahana so that they will ever toil for our favor else we cast them from power.
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    Canada

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    As the Canadian delegate moves through the capitol of the Empire he is truly awed by the sights that he sees. When he later wrote memoirs of his diplomatic career this would receive much attention. A well liked passage says:

    While it goes by many names City of Light is most certainly the best to describe the city, both literally and metaphorically. Truly everything in the city was built with more care and effort than most people put in over the course of their whole lives. While The cities of Canada are primarily built for function, especially after the war everything in this city spoke of beauty. When I was told that this city held 15 million people I expected slums and squalor. Instead I got a city more magnificent than any I had ever dreamed of. It was a true Utopia, where people had known no war for centuries. And the knowledge they had. If knowledge is held of even the slightest value to you then you would have been astonished at the treasure they held, and thought nothing of.



    [PM] To the Empire of the Resplendent Sun (and whoever else is physically at the meeting)
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    A very humble looking diplomatic representative greets the representatives of the Empire in whatever way they deem formal {presumably he has had some courses on foreign etiquette}. He then says the following things

    We of Canada have heard of the great knowledge held by the men of the East. It has been truly a great honor to see your city, and the wonders it holds. After a few more compliments he says his proposal.

    As I have seen on my way here the People of Canada are ignorant on a great many things that you have knowledge of. We would be greatly interested in gaining the technology and knowledge that you possess. It is my hope that we can come to an agreement to allow these technologies to be transferred. Although it is little compared to what you have we propose a trade in technology. We would propose the trade of some of our knowledge of the Hades Pits as we call them for knowledge of some of the technology that your civilization has built.

    After hearing the crown Prince's response he figures that it is part of the formal process, and that he will get a concrete answer to his proposal later. He responds I would be honored to take the texts and wisdom of the empire back to Canada. We would greatly appreciate the wisdom of such a successful civilization. And of course I will arrange for texts dealing with the culture and religions of Canada to be sent here as soon as possible. The increase in relations between our two nations is something that we will of course do everything in our power to improve.

    {OOC: waiting for a reply to the proposal. Also what exactly is contained in these religious texts? Can I assume something relatively similar to Buddhism? Also what wisdom specifically is being given aside from holy texts?}

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    The sacred texts are the equivalent of entry level text books. Which means university level text books for you guys. Religion of Science and all that. The Yongle Dadian for example is a combination encyclopedia and technical manual. The Rig Veda says,
    [O Sun] you who traverse 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesa.
    which translates to 187945 miles per second. (Modern speed says 186000, the inconsistency is from units not converting properly due to fractions not being perfectly mappable to decimal and several intervening units.)
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    Turn 2, June 1933 CE

    Despite the misgivings of many nations the great peace continues. Indeed many countries take the opportunity to expand their frontiers and explore the distant wild places. Probing the unexplored depths of Africa and South America.

    The exception to this peace is the sub continent of India. In the north the Empire of the Resplendent Sun has launched a major assault pushing the Kushan Empire back. In the south the Satavahana Empire fared even worse as a blitz of Khmer troops overran the relatively peaceful country's defense forces.

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    We agree.


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    We have nothing to gain from such a treaty. Before they can even get to us they would have to go through you, and more than likely they would also have to deal with the DUS. By the time they got through all of that there wouldn't be enough left to threaten us, at least not within a large enough time span that we can make other arrangements. On the other hand if we do sign this treaty it would bring us to their attention and potentially make us targets far far sooner than otherwise.


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    We know there is little contact between our two countries, but we write this because you our are only hope of defeating the Khmer invaders. Normally we might ask the Kushan, but they are already dealing with their own problems. Bod has no force to speak of, and the Resplendent Empire is only slightly better than the Khmer and again they have their own problems. So we implore you to aid us in our time of need and we will be your allies forever after.

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    Before we say what we wish to say, let us be clear. We understand that you are very angry at us right now. We understand that you did nothing particularly dramatic to provoke so drastic a response besides your endless squabble with our ally Bod. We also know that your position is not looking good with us to the North, Khmer to the South and you between.

    So then, let us be clear. We don't want to destroy you. We don't want to enslave you. We don't even want to seriously harm you. What we do want is a secure border, regional stability, and cooperation between the Great Powers of Asia in preparation for the next war.

    As you may have noticed your losses were considerably more than ours. With the battlefield data we have gained our next attack will be stronger, more than making up for the minor losses we have suffered. We know you do not have any similar tricks.

    So we will make you this offer. Join the Concord of Three (Afterword Four) Sovereigns. Sign strong and sacred treaties of peace and alliance with us. Agree to cooperation with the unified actions of the Concord. Do this and we will do more than leave you in peace. We will rebuild all you have lost and more than it with our own wealth. We will see your people prosperous and happy. We will in short make you better off than you are now.

    You and we both know that had we made this offer before we attacked it would have been refused. If we had gone through the tedious work of overthrowing your government we would have gotten the outcome we were looking for at the cost of several years longer wait and considerably higher costs.

    So, to use a trite Western Expression: Would you like the carrot or the stick?


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    Impressive. It seems we both had the same idea regarding India. However there is an interesting problem we both now face. On the one hand we both have large armed forces and are right next to each other. On the other we both have large armies in India and will soon crush the natives. Either of these situations could lead to war on their own. Both is a dangerous mix.

    We therefore have a suggestion. Join the Concord of Three Sovereigns. It is not an organism we use to control other members, it is a defense pact against Western aggression and internal conflict. While at first there may be some friction we feel confident that in time we will both profit considerably by such an arrangement.

    Please, seriously consider our offer. War between us would be a very bad thing and would let Majapahit and the Mongols sweep in to pick up the pieces. Avoiding war should be our primary concern.


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    We know this is not a particularly good time. We cannot respond with military force to protect you and you likely do not think well of us for our actions toward your northern neighbors.

    We would simply like to inform you that should the situation grow too bleak we will prepare a place in our lands to give to you as your sovereign territory to which you might evacuate your leaders and whatever you think worth taking. We believe the term is government in exile. We are not strongly suggesting this, that would look like coercion or a plan to exploit you. That is not our goal. We simply wish you to know the option is open if you wish it.


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    Basically what I am going for is to eventually get all the nations of Asia as allies. I understand that this will take considerably investment. What I would like to know is: Is this A: Even Possible B: Feasable within 10 turns at most for all the NPCs I created besides the Mongols and Satavahana.
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    Although we regret your decision we accept that you do have a valid point. We hope that you will change your mind some time in the future.


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    Although we have had many recent troubles the PRA to the south is becoming a problem for every capitalist nation on this continent. Combined a coalition could take them down, and maybe actually restore prosperity to the continent. Military action should probably be postponed for at least a while, however if we were to target our espionage correctly we might do some damage. What do you say to a temporary refocusing of resources.


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    The PRA is becoming more and more of a problem for us, and likely for you as well. We recommend that your research be focused on military rather than civilian endeavors, as rising tensions might boil over soon.


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    Recently our nation has been having problems with the communist nations on the continent. While our troubles have primarily been focused on the PRA, the PRC are allied with the PRA, and are thus a problem by extension. We would be interested in making agreements to deal with these nations. These meetings will of course be extremely secret and will be held on Canadian Soil as we have more experience in dealing with enemy spies. Send your representative to the Parliament should you desire a meeting.
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    The Kushan Empire to the Empire of the Resplendent Sun [PM]
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    You think we will just bow down to the first hint of goodwill after your unprovoked attack. We have taken great losses true, but our army is still strong and the survivors are those who excelled in the battles against you. We have already contacted the Mongol Khan and he has agreed to send his steam cavalry to aid us. If fighting continues we do not think any of your tricks will save you. So withdraw your forces and pay us the reparations for the damage you have caused first, and then we may consider joining this so called Concord.


    The Khmer Empire to the Empire of the Resplendent Sun [PM]
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    We do not necessarily see any reason why we should go to war even without this Concord. Tell us more of what we will gain from joining it that we could not gain from simply signing a peace agreement between our two empires.


    The Satavahana Empire to the Empire of the Resplendent Sun [PM]
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    We thank you for the offer. We hope it will not come to that, but we will remember it.


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    I'll put up a more detailed explanation of how WO works and how to make people allies and enemies later, but short answer probably not in 10 turns without burning more stats than you are probably willing to.


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    We will be very clear. Our agreement to the hostage exchange program does not mean we regard you as allies. In fact the agreement itself pretty much underlines the fact that we will be trying to infiltrate each other. And while the APR is a communist country they still have done less against us than you have. So with all due respect we decline your offer.


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    Yes you said that last year. Which is why we have been doing just that.

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    You misunderstand our intentions. You are going to get nothing from us while your pride remains unbroken. We will however settle for a consolation prize. If you will sign a peace treaty with Bod and swear to never make war against us or them we will depart. If we continue to fight you may win. You will be all but destroyed and your new friends will likely pick up the pieces "in your best interests". Or them being them they will just take over without pretense.


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    A peace treaty between us would be a good thing yes. However it would not be sufficient in our opinion. War is coming, and not the relatively benign kind we are both experiencing right now. The Concord is an attempt to head that off.

    The benefits include a joint sharing of all technology and cooperation on research. If you would like something else please suggest it.


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    How can we put this delicately? Please stay out of India. We understand you dislike us. We understand you think of this as a wonderful opportunity to shame and weaken us.

    Now, please understand where we stand. If you become directly involved it is very likely that the situation will degenerate. What follows will be an excellent repeat of the Great War and leave all of us in ruins.

    If we are going to go to war let us go to war. But can we please not involve other countries in it?
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    The Peoples Republic of America

    The crowds cheered as William Jefferson stepped up to podium. With a smile he turned to Chief Justice Donagan, and echoed the words of the Constitutional Oath;

    "I, William Jefferson do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the Peoples Republic, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the People's Republic."

    William turned back to the audience, as the brass band below him burst into life, blasting out the PRA National anthem; celebrating their nations finest virtues; Equality, Liberty, Righteousness.

    When the band had finished, and the symbolic sounds of gunfire died away, William addressed the crowd;

    "Free Peoples of America, Thank you! I will not lie, and say I was elected in the spirit of democracy, but I truly have you all to thank for getting here. It was your vision that made this nation what it is today, your desire to create a better country, a better world, free from tyranny and corruption, governed by the honest and the true.

    "I am here today, because you had the courage to pursue that vision, the strength and confidence to cast out the taint in our society, and form a new, free land. I am awed by this, and honored to have the opportunity to lead our people in this era. You have put great faith in me, and I swear I will not let you down."

    "Our nation is beset by troubles; we are surrounded by those who consider us their enemy, crime rates are rising, problems are still arising, with our transition from the old government. These issues however, are not cause for fear. We are America, the Free, the Strong, The Brave. Together we can overcome any challenge, defeat any army, best any enemy. Together we reunite our people, rebuild our nation, and restore our legacy. America, protectors of liberty for all mankind."

    "Thank you"



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    "There is an important matter I believe we should discuss. I request permission to send an emissary to meet with you in private.


    To the Morrocan Empirates [11]
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    "I understand your nation prefers to mind it's own business, there is however a rather simple proposal I would like to make to you, if you have the time to meet an emissary of mine in person."


    To Hawaii [8]
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    "I would like permission to send an emissary of my people to meet with yours, and discuss a mutually beneficent proposal"


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    "On behalf of the People's Republic of America, I offer my most humble respect to the people of your fine nation, and the senate that governs them. I request permission to send an emissary of my people to meet with yours, and discuss an important matter.


    To the Kheranic Republic of Saloa [9]
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    "Supreme Leader Samubai Imikheras of Salo, I offer you my most humble respect and admiration, for the successes of your government in recent years."

    "There is an important matter that my government wishes to discuss with yours. With your permission, I would love to travel to Saloa, and discuss the matter with you personally."

    President William Jefferson of the People's Republic of America
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    Yes, it would be wise to discuss the future of the our shared continent. We will send a representative at once.

    OOC: So your next message can be a PM. And I will say that if feels weird to plot against another PC so early in the game... I feel a little bad.
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    The People's Republic of the Carribean to the People's Republic of America
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    Very well send your emissary.


    The Morrocan Emirates to the People's Republic of America
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    Send your envoy then and we will listen, although we make no promises of agreeing.

    The Roman Empire to the People's Republic of America
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    We will listen to your envoy when he comes.

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    The People's Republic of America:

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    "We have an important matter we wish to discuss with you. Might we sent an emissary to meet your government in private?"


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    "We have an important matter we wish to discuss with you. Might we sent an emissary to meet your government in private?"
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    We must decline your request for entrance into our country at this time, however we would be pleased to send our own emissary to meet with you in your own country or a neutral location of your choosing.

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    "We understand your reservations. We will gladly meet your respresentative in our own lands"
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    We are willing to hear you out, for now.

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    "I greet you Hiroyuki, Emperor of your land. In our exploration of the world we have come to admire your people for their accomplishments and the earnest care with which they have studied and used the celestial shards. Residing as we do far between four continents, we have long been without what you would consider neighbors. It is my opinion that this is a loss, and after deliberation I have chosen you people to fulfill for use that role, on the condition of mutual acquiescence. If this script find you in such a temperament I recommend to you the house of azure to serve as ambassadors to your circle for the two way dissemination of our culture and knowledge and as patrons towards exchanges between our families the tides may raise.
    head of the house of Sky, named king of Hawaii"

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    The Aztlan representative is guarded carefully as he arrives, and is quickly moved to a room in the Parliament, which is promptly checked for any listening devices. After it is cleared the Canadian representative enters and says It is good that you came here, as I feel this meeting will be very productive. A war will soon come to this continent, there is no denying this. The two economic systems of this continent are too different to co-exist for long. And recently tensions have been getting worse. When the war comes Canada intends it to be from a position of strength. Given your enmity with the Caribbean you would likely be dragged in no matter what, so hopefully we can reach a mutually beneficial arrangement before this. He then pauses for a minute and says What I am about to tell you is confidential, so please do not let it become public knowledge. If you do we will of course deny it. Our spies in Qeubec have recently learned that the ties between them and the PRA are going stronger. They have sent representatives to many nations that are against us. The first representative was sent to Portugal, which is a very military nation right next to your close ally of Spain. Additionally ambassadors were sent to Quebec and Hawai. All of these nations are in a position to turn the tide of a war, Portugal by denying aid and the others by providing military help. It is clear that they will not let us live in peace. Therefore I propose that we plan a preliminary offensive to catch them off-guard. Should they be taken out quickly then we might be capable of crippling them, and forcing the other nations to stay out of it, lest they also face our wrath. Plans for this attack will be made at a later meeting. In return for your services the territory that formerly belonged to the PRC will be acknowledged as your by right of conquest, and should anyone dispute it we will stand with you to help solidify your claim. So what do you say to our proposal?
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    Turn 3, January 1934 CE

    Peace still reigns over match of the world, although most fear that this will not last as many countries have begun gearing up for war. The exception remains on the Asian continent. Despite reinforcements of Mongol steam riders the Kushan Empire has been unable to dislodge the Resplendent Empire from it's former territories. Meanwhile the Kushan's invasion of the subcontinent has been delayed by the sudden strike of Majapit marines on their island provinces in the south.

    Alaska to the Canadian Federal Imperium (10)
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    We have something we wish to discuss more privately if you are willing to meet our representative.


    The People's Republic of the Caribbean to the People's Republic of America (11)
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    We have prepared and our forces our ready to show the capitalists the error of their ways.


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    We accept the envoy's of House Azure and hope that in the fullness of time our acquaintance will blossom into a friendship.

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    To the People's Republic of the Carribean [11]
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    "Excellent. As I said, we shall let them make the first move. It would be better for all of us if this conflict could be avoided, but I doubt that will come to pass. Their wealth will not sate their greed for long."


    To the People of Greenland [?]
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    "Greetings. My name is William Jefferson. I am the second president of the People's Republic of America; a sovereign nation which controls what was once the eastern United States."

    "It was forces under my command, and citizens of my nation, that arrived on your shores last year, and assisted your people. The world at large has largely ignored your nation, since the Great war, and because of that your people have suffered. For that, I am sorry, and with your help, I would like to restore your nation to it's former strength."

    "I would like to propose a meeting, so that the leaders of all your people's settlements can meet, and discuss the formation of a new government to lead your people. We can host the meeting in your lands, or mine, if you prefer. Either way, my forces will be able to provide transportation, and accommodation if you require it."

    "As a sovereign nation, my people would be willing to continue assisting you; in rebuilding your nation, improving your relations with other nations, and protecting yourself from outside threats."
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    ''We have split the Oblivion and produces new elements of incredible power. And the war was fought, a terrible, devastating war, that has claimed millions of lives and ravaged the land. The corpses rotted in the soil, the mothers wept for their sons and our innocence was lost forever.
    Who is to say that the Shards of Oblivion couldn't be split further? Were it to happen, wouldn't such process unleash power, compared to which our current weapons are nought, but toys? I know, that this is going to happen. I foresee, a war will be fought, where cities would be turned into glass and smoke by a single artillery shot. A war where land and air would be contaminated for millennia. A war, that would be our last.

    The power of Oblivion. Is it not fitting, that this gift, that was beginning of our ascension from ignorance and powerlessness, would also be the end destination? That at the end of the stairs of Science, beyond the doors of Reason and Understanding, lies not the divine of heaven, not universal truth, not knowledge of who we are and what we are doing here, but... nothing? Oblivion. It's the future, that we are making for ourselves.

    I have realized it. But I didn't succumb to despair. I have not sought refuge in madness, as some claim. I will make a different future, I will control the power of Oblivion, rather than be controlled by it. I will restore the innocence we have lost and bring peace to the world. My mind is clear and I wear the Crown of Lamentations, my hand is strong and I wield the Sword of Sorrow, behind me the legions of ages are forming, so I shall guide us to the true path, for I'm am this world's Salvation.
    ''

    Excerpt from the Path of Oblivion, by Jose Santos de Silva II

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    ''We would like to re-affirm our pact of mutual non-agression. We are also interested to hear, if you would be willing to support us in case a conflict erupts. The tensions have been growing high recently and we'd be willing to offer a similar support, if your come under threat.''


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    ''We would like to discuss a potential for mutual cooperation. You nation has long suffered from unfriendly neibhors, acting against your interests. We may be able to help you with that.''

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    ''We are interested in an action against Spain, the primary ally of the Aztlan Empire. Would you be interested in supporting such campaign?''

    Magical Emperor Monkey. You have my vote.

    I learned two things about Montgomery that day... ...The first was that his men would follow him off a cliff. The second was that he would lead them there.

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    we are still agreed on the non aggression pact between our 2 nations. if you are agreed then we can meet discuss our plans for the region

    "Let our mercy, as deep as the feitas, and our authority, as powerful as the sun, be revealed to the entire world!"

    "Damn! I gotta say, you just let down every man in Falena..."

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    ''We both have suffered in this war, my nation was forced to pay ruinous reparations, for the cowardice of our so-called allies. A war, that could have ended all wars, instead fizzled out to just prepare the stage for the next one, making the hundred thousand we sacrificed in its course into a senseless loss of life. I believe, that you understand the pain of my nation.''

    ''I think you see what's happening. This peace is like a steam building up in the war strider's engine. Keep it boiling without release long enough and the cauldron will explode. We need to release the tensions, building up, before they grow into something bigger. A conflict at this point can be contained, but given time the web of alliances will ensure, that a slightest provocation would set off the whole continent to explode. So I intend to make my move, if I can ensure, if not support, then at least neutrality of European powers, such as yours.''

    ''I would propose, that we act on our ambitions and eliminate our opponents one by one. We are on the opposite parts of Europe, so at least geographically, we have the least reason to be enemies. If you could tell me which nations you which to see removed and which would be allied to you, we can arrange to eliminate our opponents, one by one. At the moment, we would object only to an agression against Luxemburg, as we find them useful to our designs.''



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    ''We are aware of your ambitions to restore the Roman Empire. Well, the whole Europe is aware of them. Would you be interested in an alliance, that will see restoration of your territories, if the spoils, namely Hades Pits, are divided equally between us.''
    Magical Emperor Monkey. You have my vote.

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