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#1 Kevin Kingswell

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:03 AM

OOC: Apologies for how long this took to come about. 

 

Mr Joseph Cumber, a slightly balding African man of fifty six years of age calmly walked down the steps leading from the small commuter aircraft he had taken from Sept-Iles to Port Menier gently smoothing his expensive black suit with one hand whilst he kept a hold of his briefcase with the other. Reaching the bottom of the steps he would walk to one side of the aircraft an involuntarily shiver running through his body as he did so, the temperature here in the Commonwealth of Canada was vastly different to what he was use to back in the Grand Republic. Unsure of where to go or even who he may be meeting he hoped someone would be along to greet him shortly.    



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

OOC: It's all good!

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Waiting outside of the small airplane would be Prime Minister Tesla LaBlanc in a grey suit and a warm smile. "Bonjour Mister Cumber, welcome to the Commonwealth of Canada! I hope your flight here to the capital was alright?" Instead of a a large, bustling airport, they were on a single runway with virtually no traffic on it. Surrounding the airport, at a safe distance of course, was thick, untapped forest. "Let's go ahead and get into the cars," he said as he rubbed his hands, "14 Celsius isn't that bad but it's getting a little chilly." Waiting next to the landing strip was a low-detail black BMW that would bring them into town.

 

Tesla escorted the foreign diplomat to the car and sat in the back with him as their driver zoomed off to the capital. Tesla began to laugh a little and put up his hands in apology, "I am surprised you haven't commented on the size of the capital here," he said as they passed more and more forest and nature. "Most people are so confused as to why  our capital city is a village of about 300 people. It's an interesting story," he said as he pulled a flask out from under his coat and smelled the intoxicating, strong smell resonating from the container. He took a sip and then began to explain why Port Menier was chosen.

 

"Parliament could not decide on a city. Some wanted it in the north, some in the south, some on the coast - we even had a small political faction that wanted the capital to be along the Hudson Bay. It was an interesting affair... But it ended up being here because it would be a neutral place. If you ask me, I think it will be nice to run a country from a quiet environment." After a fifteen minute drive they finally made it to the village where they only encountered one red light. Off in the distance the steel frame of the capital building could be seen, however the construction was still underway. They would be meeting at the temporary residence of the Prime Minister which was a beautiful three story house just outside the town. Once they were inside his home the two of them would go to his office where Tesla would offer a chair to the diplomat. 

 

A well dressed butler would bring the two of them tea and then leave the two of them to discuss politics. "So, Mister Cumber, why are we here today?" 


Edited by PresidentDavid, 15 October 2013 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

Joseph had remained quiet for most of the journey only offering greetings where necessary and answering the odd question in a short but polite way, it was only after they were sat down with cups of tea in front of them that Joseph started on the real matters of conversation.

 

"Prime Minister LaBlanc the reason I am here is for one simple but important reason. Trade. The Grand Republic is looking to establish increasing trade routes internationally and we would like to start with the Commonwealth of Canada. To start I will explain what the main exports the Grand Republic is currently supplying and hopefully you can reveal the Commonwealth's exports and we can make some sort of trade agreement out between our two nations". 

 

Reaching down Mr Cumber lifted his briefcase onto the table between the two of them and opened it to remove a number of documents which stated the three main exports for the Grand Republic. These three resources were Crude Oil, Timber, Manganese and Uranium. Of these the main export was in Oil that accounted for almost 70% of the nation's exports alone. Hopefully these resources may be something the newly formed Commonwealth desired.  



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:50 PM

"Well oil is always a nice product to have, especially if you could supply it cheaper than the Americans," the Prime Minister said. "The Commonwealth, while just getting onto its feet politically, has been economically active for a good time and has developed and is still developing ways to extract minerals, particularly iron, and sell it either processed or unprocessed to the open market which includes the international community. Fish, of course, is also another major export of Canada along with timber and civilian firearms." The Prime Minister thought for a moment and backtracked to something Joseph has said earlier. 

 

"Regarding uranium though, would be something specifically done for the government. Do you think that perhaps the Canadian government could quietly secure uranium from the Grand Republic?" 



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:49 PM

"I can assure you that we would be more than willing to match if not out right beat any price the Americans are offering you. In turn we have great interest in procuring a supply of minerals, with processed minerals being much preferred, for our ever expanding industry. Our own supply of timber is quite sufficient as is our fish supply thanks to being close to the sea and unfortunately our laws do not allow civilians to own firearms of any size or type" replied Mr Cumber before responding to the Prime Minister's questions about the uranium.

 

"The uranium we are offering would be under a special offer Mr LaBlanc for you see the Athenians provide us with our energy needs and thus we have no need for any uranium we have also agreed to never use it for military use either. Now if we were to supply the Canadian Commonwealth with uranium it would be in complete confidentiality unless it was proven to have been put to military use. In other words we will gladly supply you with the material as long as it is for civilian power requirements only. To this I would need to get your signature on the following document thus stating you will not use it for military means."

 

Mr Cumber would pull out of his briefcase a small and simple document that detailed that both signing parties had agreed to the sale of uranium for non military means. The document was already signed for the Grand Republic and only required the Canadian Prime Minister's signature to make it binding.  






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