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Department of State of The Confederation of MidAmerica

Headquartered in Austin

 

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International Diplomatic Treaties

 

Hudson Bay Federation

Western Hemisphere Mutual-Defense-Pact, Economic Cooperation, Military Facility

 

 

International Diplomatic Relations

 

Hudson Bay Federation

Public Ally/Friendly Relations

VISA Policy: 4 Week waiting period, most likely approved

Embassy

 

Union of South Africa

Public Friend/Friendly Relations

VISA Policy: 4 Week waiting period, most likely approved

Embassy and consulate 

 

United States of Central America

Neutral/Friendly Relations

VISA Policy: 8 Week waiting period, likely approved

 

American Commonwealth
Neutral/Positive Relations
VISA Policy: 8 Week waiting period, likely approved

 

Faraway

Neutral/Positive Relations

VISA Policy: 8 Week waiting period, likely approved

 

The Athenian Federation

Neutral/Positive Relations

 

California Republic

Neutral/Positive Relations

VISA Policy: 8 Week waiting period, likely approved


J Andres

Neutral

VISA Policy: 8 Week waiting period, likely approved

 

United Republics of New Foundland and Labrador

Neutral

VISA Policy: 8 Week waiting period, likely approved

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Diplomatic Message Sent To

President of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic, Conchúr Ó Dhonnaile

 

Diplomatic Message Sent From

Secretary of State  of The Confederation of MidAmerica, Mark Collins

 

Mister President,

 

On behalf of the Confederation of MidAmerica, I would like to congratulate you and your people on creating a stable and democratic form of government over an island that has seen troubles recently and in the past. With my grandparents both coming from Ireland, I know a lot about the struggles of the Irish people but I do not think I can relate to the recent misgivings regarding weapons of mass destruction. First and foremost,  I have authority from the Commander in Chief to offer any assistance from our armed forces in the field of disaster relief in areas where civilians may still need to be evacuated or special testing needs to be done to ensure that radiation levels are low enough to safely inhabit different regions. If there is anything I, or my government, can do to assist Ireland, I'd be happy to quickly bring it to the Commander in Chief or Congress and get it approved.

 

The main reason why I set up this cable, however, is regarding a planned highway that I read has run out of funding called An Slí Mór. I have already been granted permission from Congress to offer the full payment for the highway if you and your government would accept. In return, I would simply like to ask that I can visit Ireland and possibly meet with you or another official in Galway and discuss future diplomatic relations.

 

I hope to hear back soon,

 

Mark Collins

Secretary of State of The Confederation of MidAmerica

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Diplomatic Message Sent To:

 

The Secretary of State of The Confederation of MidAmerica, Mark Collins

 

Diplomatic Message Sent From:

 

The President of the Irish Republic, Conchúr Ó Dhonnaile

 

Secretary of State Collins,

 

First of all, I very much appreciate the congratulations you've offered me in creating a democratic state in the aftermath of the German occupation. So on the behalf of the Irish people I thank you. 

 

The offer from your Congress and President to provide the funding for the initiation of the "An Slí Mór" infrastructure and settlement project is most welcomed. I accept on the behalf of the government of the Irish Republic. I invite you to come to our national Capital in Galway to meet with myself and An Taoiseach Fionnabhair Mac Giolla Ghunna to discuss matters of diplomacy between our two states. 

 

Once again I thank you for your help and support and look forward to your arrival in Galway.

 

With the best regards, 

 

Conchúr Ó Dhonnaile,

President of the Irish Republic

 

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Mark would board the State Department's airliner, with the call sign Diplomat-1 because he was on board, and would take an international flight to Galway with his aides and 15 armed Marines tasked with protecting the Secretary of State during his foreign endeavors. The Secretary's plane would be escorted by two F-16s until he was in international waters. From that point they'd fly a straight course to Ireland and request permission to enter Irish airspace when they were 200 miles offshore. 

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Diplomat-1 would be given clearance to enter Irish airspace and land at Galway airport. It was a relatively small airport but one that fulfilled the requirements of the state. Expansion of its runway, and facilities, was planned for the near future. Once Diplomat-1 landed at the airport a state limousine, black in colour, would take Mark Collins to the offices of Government in the former County Council Headquarters. Here the President and An Taoiseach would wait for the Secretary of State to arrive.

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Mark would enter the limo and would enjoy the scenic route to the former Council Chambers. A few of his aides would come along with him and two Marines would accompany him to ensure his protection while the others either stayed at the airplane or tailed behind the limo in another vehicle.

 

Once they had arrived to their destination, the Secretary of State would meet privately with the President and An Taoiseach, offering to shake their hands. "Good evening gentlemen. It's an honor to meet the leaders of my long-ago homeland. Before we begin diplomatic discussion, I am curious if the Irish government will be accepting my government's offer to pay for the An Slí Mór. If so, I just need to know the total estimated cost of the project and I can get you a government account with the cash in a few hours."

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The President was the first of the two Irish officials to shake hands with the Confederate Secretary. " Welcome to the Irish Republic Secretary Collins. It's a pleasure to have you here in our Capital. Allow me to introduce An Taoiseach Fionnabhair Mac Giolla Ghunna." The Taoiseach approached Secretary Collins and shook his hand. " Fáilte go hÉireann a Rúnaí. Nuair a chuala mé faoi do thairiscint, níor chreid mé an nuacht!" he said. " The Taoiseach, I'm afraid, can only speak the three Gaelic languages of these isles and their dialects. He will not be joining us for the rest of this meeting. Not because he can't speak English, but because he has other matters to attend to.". With the Taoiseach gone the President invited the Secretary to sit at the meeting table. " My Government has given me permission to delegate on their behalf. Which is quite unique as the President is the head of state. I have no powers equivalent to your own President.". A waitress entered the room and offered refreshments to the two gentlemen. Conchúr accepted a cup of tea and biscuit before continuing with the discussion. " Now, I regret to inform you that my Government has decided not to accept your offer of financial support. I was quite surprised when I heard of their final decision. There was a whole Dáil session on the matter. It's believed by the vast majority of Teachtaí Dála that the Irish Republic should show its own strength and fund its own projects. Don't interpret this as ungratefulness Secretary Collins. Our people just want to be self sufficient and unreliant on others." The President took a sip of his tea and continued. " However, we're open to diplomacy between our two nations. What do you have in mind?".

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"King Petrovic would like to comment on the wonderfully long name of the Department of State of The Confederation of Mid-America."

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"Well our political structure is somewhat different than the average country goes as well. MidAmerica is a confederation of many other nations who came together and gave away their responsibilities of foreign affairs and military protection to the Confederate government which is headed by the Confederate Congress. MidAmerica has no president, with the Congress in charge of passing laws for the nation, myself in charge of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Congress, and Commander in Chief Travis in charge of the armed forces of the country. Personally, I think our government is still going to evolve in the upcoming months and years but we'll have to see... But in regards to the road," he said as he drank his Coke, "I am disappointed we can not render aid but I'm happy we can still talk diplomacy."

 

The Secretary of State took out a piece of paper with a few items listed on it and continued the discussion. "Congress approved an embassy for MidAmerica to be built her in Galway if your government would offer, and they approved for an Irish embassy to be built in Austin. In addition with the embassy, Irish citizens would be approved for VISAs to visit MidAmerica... Let's see a little bit more here..." He read through more of the paper and then folded it up, putting it in his pocket. "And there is a bit more about economic cooperation and intelligence sharing but I can show you the treaty I have written up. What do you think so far about all of this?"

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" Apologies Secretary Collins. I took the title "Commander in Chief" to mean an alternative form of referring to an official with the title President in your part of the world." The President was embarrassed at the confusion, but he did not show it physically. In future he would be sure to double check the information he was provided. Or indeed, find it himself. He never did pay much attention to matters of international importance. He was too busy mingling with the people. Giving speeches and what not. " The creation of a Confederate embassy in Galway, and an Irish embassy in Austin, is very much agreeable. I give permission on the behalf of the Irish Republic. Furthermore we shall also grant visas to citizens of the Confederation. This should be quite beneficial to both our nations. As for economic matters we are still developing our economic resources. Fish stocks are being allowed to repopulate our waters. We are designating sections of forest to be cut down in the east and converted into timber for export. We are also developing our agriculture industry. Once these sources are ready for export we would be more than happy to sell them in Confederate markets."

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"It's perfectly fine Mister President. I can guarantee you that many other people would make the same mistake simply because our political system can be a little confusing at times even for MidAmericans themselves. Also I'm happy to hear that y'all aren't doing half bad economically and I look forward to the business. Once our VISA system updates to allow Irish citizens into MidAmerica, trade will be wide open." Mark would sip again on his Coke before looking down at his paper again. "I suppose the last thing on my list would be intelligence sharing and military cooperation. Intelligence sharing is simply our governments having communications if threats come from a third party and one of us are not aware. Military cooperation, however, is a much more broad term. I was curious as to if you would be interested in allowing a small military facility being built in Ireland? If you would agree, we were thinking of somewhere in the area of a small ten-thousand man facility which would probably only be staffed around five or seven-thousand during peace times."

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" I hereby grant permission, on the behalf of Dáil Éireann, to allow intelligence sharing between our two nations, depending on the situation. I say depending on the situation because if we ever had information relating to an invasion of your state by the Athenian Federation, God forbidding, we would not share such intelligence, for we are not inclined to stab the back of the nation which so graciously granted us independence. I'm sure you understand." Conchúr drank the rest of his tea before continuing.

 

" As for military cooperation, I say no. Never in a thousand years would I, or Dáil Éireann, or indeed the people of Ireland, conscent to the presence of a foreign military on Irish soil. Friend or foe. Furthermore, it's a bit naïve to think that the other European powers would tolerate an American power having a military base in Europe. Once again, I'm sure you understand."

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TO: Department of State of The Confederation of Midamerica
FRM: Foreign Ministry of the Union of Soviet Caucasian States
SUBJ: Embassy
BODY: Soviet geopolitical strategies have placed the Americas increasingly higher in Chairman Zolnerowich's mind, and Chairman Zolnerowich is eager to renew relations in the Americas following the previous Chairman's incompetency. Therefore Chairman Zolnerowich has authorized a Soviet embassy to be established in the Midamerican Confederation's capital and a corresponding embassy of yours in Tbilisi.
 
We eagerly await a response.

With full authorization of the Foreign Ministry and Chairman Innokentiy Zolnerowich,

- Minister of Foreign Affairs Konstantin Markovic

 

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" I hereby grant permission, on the behalf of Dáil Éireann, to allow intelligence sharing between our two nations, depending on the situation. I say depending on the situation because if we ever had information relating to an invasion of your state by the Athenian Federation, God forbidding, we would not share such intelligence, for we are not inclined to stab the back of the nation which so graciously granted us independence. I'm sure you understand." Conchúr drank the rest of his tea before continuing.

 

" As for military cooperation, I say no. Never in a thousand years would I, or Dáil Éireann, or indeed the people of Ireland, conscent to the presence of a foreign military on Irish soil. Friend or foe. Furthermore, it's a bit naïve to think that the other European powers would tolerate an American power having a military base in Europe. Once again, I'm sure you understand."

 

"Well then Mister President, thank you for having me here in Ireland. If you ever want to come MidAmerica I'd be happy to see you at the capitol in Austin."

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TO: Department of State of The Confederation of Midamerica
FRM: Foreign Ministry of the Union of Soviet Caucasian States
SUBJ: Embassy
BODY: Soviet geopolitical strategies have placed the Americas increasingly higher in Chairman Zolnerowich's mind, and Chairman Zolnerowich is eager to renew relations in the Americas following the previous Chairman's incompetency. Therefore Chairman Zolnerowich has authorized a Soviet embassy to be established in the Midamerican Confederation's capital and a corresponding embassy of yours in Tbilisi.
 
We eagerly await a response.

With full authorization of the Foreign Ministry and Chairman Innokentiy Zolnerowich,

- Minister of Foreign Affairs Konstantin Markovic

 

Diplomatic Message Sent To

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Union of Soviet Caucasian States, Konstantin Markovic

 

Diplomatic Message Sent From

Secretary of State  of The Confederation of MidAmerica, Mark Collins

 

 

Minister Markovic,

 

I would be happy to give the Caucasian States an embassy here in Austin and I will see to it that an ambassador is sent to Tbilisi as soon as possible.

 

I am very happy to see that your government is interested in recreating relations with nations in the Americas and I hope that if you would like to have further diplomatic relations other than an embassy, you or another representative would fly here to Austin and sit down and talk with me. I am currently trying to expand diplomatic relations outside of North America and I believe your country could make a good to MidAmerica in the future.

 

Thank you for expressing interest in this Confederation. Send over an ambassador, and we will have an embassy ready.

 

I hope to work with you again in the future,

 

Mark Collins

Secretary of State of The Confederation of MidAmerica

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Ambassador Artyom Shraponov has been assigned to the Midamerican embassy and will arrive in Austin within a week's time with his family. Minister Markovic is currently on the next plane to Austin.

 

Upon landing, Minister Markovic and his security team would await the Midamerican delegation to bring them to the meeting.

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To the Representatives of the Confederation of Midamerica

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Islamic Republic of Iran request to establish formal relations with your nation. Our leaders have deemed your nation a competent partners with which to pursue our national agenda with and look forward to broad cooperation in many areas. If your leadership approves our request we have several premium diplomatic suites in Tehran on which to host your diplomatic representatives to Iran. We await your response, Mashallah!

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Islamic Republic of Iran

Office of the Foreign Minister of Iran

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Ambassador Artyom Shraponov has been assigned to the Midamerican embassy and will arrive in Austin within a week's time with his family. Minister Markovic is currently on the next plane to Austin.

 

Upon landing, Minister Markovic and his security team would await the Midamerican delegation to bring them to the meeting.

 

Minister Markovic would and his delegation would be escorted by two F-16s to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport where Secretary of State Collins and a small detachment of Marines would be waiting for them. "Good afternoon Minister, I hope that your flight wasn't that bad?" Three limousines would bring the Secretary of State and the Minister, the Marines, and the Minister's delegation to where the Soviet Embassy where they would be having the meeting. Once inside, a large number of servants and butlers would serve the gentlemen whatever beverages of foods they wanted.

 

"So Minister Markovic," Collins said as he enjoyed his whiskey, "what brings you to MidAmerica other than this embassy? I'm sure there's a lot we can accomplish if you are up to it."

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Minister Markovic ordered a can of kvass while his guards asked for bottles of water. "Well," Markovic began as he cracked open the kvass, "as the original letter stated, Chairman Zolnerowich is greatly interested in renewing our image in the Americas. We both agree that the Union's image has been marred here since Chairman Volkov invaded Brazil several years ago." Markovic paused to take a drink of the kvass, adding, "I'm surprised that you Americans have captured the flavor of kvass, it reminds me of home. Anyway, we were hoping for some sort of economic treaty, at the very least free trade and lifted restrictions on visas between our two nations."

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"Both economic agreements and the lifting of VISA restrictions would require approval from the Confederate Congress which is currently in recess for one month following the Emergency Session it had been in during the floods in Louisiana and Arkansas - however I think economic cooperation is more than possible to achieve. The lifting of VISA restrictions may be a little more difficult to achieve but I can not say for certain until congress is back in session and I can talk to the President of the Congress and how many votes he can get on my side for the matter."

 

The room they were in was rather plain. It was called the "office" because it was the only room furnished with furniture which included a hand-made wooden desk and matching chairs. The walls were a light gray and were only painted to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. The lack of decor was because Collins wanted to allow the visiting nation to decide on their own decorations when the ambassador arrived - Collins did not believe in forcing his own views onto others when it came to international politics and this was a small gesture that showed he truly meant that.

 

Mark stood from behind the desk and looked out of the bullet-proof window while he drank his beverage, "I believe we can get our government's to work together regardless of their difference in political and social beliefs and linguistic barriers but that will take a good deal of work from both of us. If I may inquire, Minister Markovic, what made you choose MidAmerica to try to restart your country's political image in the Americas?"   

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"Midamerica is well, the middle of the North Americas. We do not know if a Soviet presence would be welcomed in South America, and relations with all North American nations are...nonexistent at best. J Andres is the only North American embassy the Union held prior to this meeting." Finishing the kvass now, Markovic continued, "Da, I realize asking for economic agreements and such is a large task when Congress is in recess. I will have to do some maneuvering in the Supreme Soviet when I return. As for inter-government cooperation, I believe that can be done. We already have a flight of Soviet personnel trained in English on their way over."

 

Markovic took a minute to think as he too looked out the window, then responded, "Do you foresee any problems with Soviet citizens visiting Midamerica, or vice-versa? Obviously language and cultural differences are to be expected, but I mean other potential issues."

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As the Trans-Canadian Express (Faraway Railways Line Nr. 7 Halifax-Winnipeg) finally came to a halt, the conductor jumped onto the platform and opened the door of the half a dozen wagons. It had been a long journey, but as the sole railway connection between Faraway and Winnipeg, it was one of the few ways to get out of the triste Realm, which the conductor appreciated once in a while. And altough six wagons had been attached to the train engine, only two were actually destined for passengers, as mostly just rich entrepeneurs and nobles rode a train that went outside the boundaries of Faraway, making it a rather easy task to check on the tickets.

 

One of the few passengers was a certain young lady. Long blonde hair and sharp grey-green eyes, she first popped out her head, looking left and right, before stepping out of the train. "So, this is Winnipeg? Looks a bit different than at home." With a quick jump, she landed on the platform, surprising the conductor quite a bit. She seemed rather young, actually also rather short and one remembered that during the whole journey, the young lady mostly just read her books, or looked out of the window in silence. Altough noble, most likely due to the journey, she wore mostly black, a long frilly dress, with long frilly sleeves, her blonde hair decorated by a long frilly headband. One did not really have to ask her status. Without much question, the conductor heaved the noblewoman's suitcase onto the platform and just watched out if any more orders came.

 

But the little Madame just took her luggage and quickly marched outside onto the street in front of the railway station. Quickly, she procurred a small white pipe, put in a bit of tobacco and lit it. "So, now to see where we are... and where to go." Buying a city map at a nearby store, the young lady sat there for a few minutes, looking up a certain adress, before taking her luggage and walking down the streets. Silently, she wondered whether it was not better to just send a message to the Faraway Ministry of the Exterior, to arrange a more direct contact, rather than to travel all the way to Hudson Bay, but as she knew the politicians in Ottawa, they'd just not bother with transmitting anything, especially Hazelwood with her own ambitions towards a country that bordered her demesne.

 

[hr]

 

Once she arrived at the embassy of MidAmerica to the Hudson Bay, the sole contact that did not require entering the country itself, the young woman walked towards the portier, or whatever equivalent there was, putting down her suitcase and adressing the person in charge of this position.

 

"Bonjour. Are you the ambassador, or could you arrange a meeting with the ambassador? There are a few issues that need to be discussed and I'd rather not waste my time with unimportant people." While waiting for a reply, she would take out her pipe again and lit it anew.

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OOC: Sorry Marcus, I'll need to give you a more in depth reply right now but I'm in Louisiana so I can't do it tonight. This reply is directed at Eva. Eva, forgive my typos - I am doing this on my phone.

IC:

The man the you g lady was talking to was a well-dressed desk jockey who looked curiously at the young woman who he assumed to be an old girl. "Well," the young man said as he stacked a few papers and put them on his desk, "the ambassador is out, but maybe I could interest you in a drink at the bar down the street? I'm sure everyone would like to meet a foreign gir-"

"Oh don't bother with that idiot," said a playful young woman with curly brown hair. She came over to the young man and pushed him out of his chair, taking his place and crossing her legs. "He was so rude he didn't even tell you his name." "I'm Franky!" he said becore getting pushed down again by one of the soman's shoes.

"I am Marey, the personal secretary of ambassador Jefferson," she said as she shook the would-be girl's hand. "Don't flatter yourself Marey, you are his assistant - not his secretary." Marey rolled her eyes, "And that makes me your boss now go over there and do something useful that doesn't involve talking to either of us," she said as she gestured to the young lady from a Faraway place.

"Now let's see," she said, thumbing through a few papers. "It seems the boss can see you now if you like... He shouldn't have anything on his plate at the moment." Marey stood up and unlocked a door, allowing the young lady and herself to go through. "I'm sorry my associate called you foreign, he doesn't know how to talk to a girl sometimes but he always means well," she said with a rosy blush covering her cheeks.

They we t down a short hallway and at the end of it was a wooden door with a plaque that read, "Office of The Ambassador". Marey knocked on the door, "Ambassador Jefferson? There is a young lady here to see you. I would have bad her make an appointment but it looks like she came an awful long way to make your aquatance."

Ambassador Jefferson, James Jefferson, twisted the doorknob and opened it up. He was tall and healthy looking even though he was smoking a cigar. His teeth were pretty white, his eyes were a forestry dark-green, his hair was brown and thick.

"Well thank you Miss Mary. I'll see to it that our guest here has any questions she has answered." James closed the door behind him and smiled, "Take a seat Miss..." He said, implying for her to say her name. "It's not every day I get visitors but I welcome them when they come." He would offer her a Coke, while he puffed on his cigar and then put it out to be polite, opening a cold soft-drink himself. "What is it that I may help you with?" He said as he observed her fascinating clothing.

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"Midamerica is well, the middle of the North Americas. We do not know if a Soviet presence would be welcomed in South America, and relations with all North American nations are...nonexistent at best. J Andres is the only North American embassy the Union held prior to this meeting." Finishing the kvass now, Markovic continued, "Da, I realize asking for economic agreements and such is a large task when Congress is in recess. I will have to do some maneuvering in the Supreme Soviet when I return. As for inter-government cooperation, I believe that can be done. We already have a flight of Soviet personnel trained in English on their way over."

 

Markovic took a minute to think as he too looked out the window, then responded, "Do you foresee any problems with Soviet citizens visiting Midamerica, or vice-versa? Obviously language and cultural differences are to be expected, but I mean other potential issues."

 

"I welcome language and cultural differences. It's interesting to see people exploring and confused about how a different country and culture works. But other potential issues? I hope not. I'm assuming you are insinuating something along the lines of espionage - but MidAmerica doesn't have anything to hide. I'm not as paranoid as Congress is, but I don't mind having a communist friend. There are communists in MidAmerica. There are semi-socialist and socialist nations in MidAmerica - granted they don't have the highest approval ratings of their governments - but they exist here. This country has nothing to fear from any peaceful political ideology... Does that answer your question?" 

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Markovic laughed a bit at the mention of espionage, and responded, "Well, yes and no. The Soviet Union has no intentions on spying on any North American nation, unless of course they hold wanted or dangerous Soviet citizens. However, we see that as high unlikely to happen. I was mostly speaking of issues in the Union, as our laws may seem....draconian, to one unfamiliar with them. The last thing we want is for MidAmerican citizens to be trapped in a Soviet prison. Now, this can be avoided in a number of ways, such as PSAs or informational booklets and such, I'll let the MidAmerican government deal with that. Is there anything that Soviet citizens will need to know prior to arriving here?"

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