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Declaration of the Ríocht na Liatháin


Padraig Rua
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[center][color="#006400"][size="5"]Ríocht na Liatháin[/size][/color][/center]
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Eochu, dressed in a traditional Celtic manner, entered into the conference room which was filled with reporters and various television crews. He stood up on a podium marked with the symbol of his new nation. All of the walls in the room were draped with the flag of the Liatháin. He then laid out his short speech before him:

[u][b]Declaration from the Ard Rí na Liatháin:[/b][/u]

[i][color="#006400"]Centuries ago, many of our ancestors came across the Irish sea, to bring with them the renewed joys of Celtic culture. Their impact on our land was so great, that it still remains to this very day a large part of our culture. Its also the reason why you stand here before me today. I, Eochu Liatháin, declare a new age of Celtic revival for Cornwall and her Tuatha.
No longer shall we be associated with the people of the east, but with our own unique culture.

Henceforth we shall be our own nation.

I now declare the Ríocht na Liatháin in existence! Beidh ár ríocht seo caite míle bliain![/color][/i]

Edited by Chancellor Patrick
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[b]PRIVATE[/b]

"Huh, yet more oppression of a Brythonic people by the Irish it seems"

[b]PUBLIC[/b]

"Norway welsomes Ríocht na Liatháin, although, we are curious as to why this nation has adopted an Irish culture, instead of a British Celtic or Anglo-Saxon one." - King Haakon VIII Magnusson.

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[quote name='Aggressivenutmeg' timestamp='1318160955' post='2821421']
[b]PRIVATE[/b]

"Huh, yet more oppression of a Brythonic people by the Irish it seems"

[b]PUBLIC[/b]

"Norway welsomes Ríocht na Liatháin, although, we are curious as to why this nation has adopted an Irish culture, instead of a British Celtic or Anglo-Saxon one." - King Haakon VIII Magnusson.
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During the 8th-9th centuries the Irish, mainly in Leinster, started to raid Britain. The Irish then gradually settled in Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Mann, and Scotland. Many ogham writings are also found in these areas, showing a strong Irish presence. The Ui Liatháin developed a large influence in Cornwall, until the time of the Normans. Now the people of these lands call for their return after many years of turmoil in England.

[quote]We are confused as to why people who have shown no notion of speaking Irish in the past have suddenly adopted it.[/quote]

Obviously the people of Cornwall wish to get in touch with their distant past. And our nation has not declared they speak Irish, our country's name simply is Irish

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[quote name='Chancellor Patrick' timestamp='1318162312' post='2821429']Obviously the people of Cornwall wish to get in touch with their distant past. And our nation has not declared they speak Irish, our country's name simply is Irish
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You speak for and to your people, therefore when you speak Irish you must be assuming your entire nation does. Why would the leader of a state speak to a nation in a language they do not know?

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[quote name='King Timmy' timestamp='1318163068' post='2821434']
You speak for and to your people, therefore when you speak Irish you must be assuming your entire nation does. Why would the leader of a state speak to a nation in a language they do not know?
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As leader of this nation I speak English. My speech had a slight amount of Gaelic but was mainly English. I do not expect my people to speak Gaelic but, they will be offered the choice to learn the Gaelic language. Until we have sorted this out, English will be spoken.

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[b]Glasgow[/b]

"Finally, something as realistic as this can't be a missed opprotunity!"

"Iknorite?"

"Seriously, it's like the time the Germans attacked for no real reason other than they were bored and wanted to loot our muesums."

"Good show that!"

"Best thing to do is to join with these new folks and be one big happy fapfest!"

"I couldn't agree more, let's all bang our puds together and blow huge wads of hot steaming cheese whiz all over each other's manly bodies!"

"YAAAAAAAAAY! I'll get the Kaiser Marten's porn!"

"I'll get the Cheese Whiz!"

"Don't forget the flogger!"


[b]Public Announcement[/b]

"Wales and Scotland merges with this new nation whether they want it or not."

ooc: Enjoy.

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[quote name='King Timmy' timestamp='1318163068' post='2821434']
You speak for and to your people, therefore when you speak Irish you must be assuming your entire nation does. Why would the leader of a state speak to a nation in a language they do not know?
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"It's no different from an English- or German-speaking nation having a Latin motto. Note that their representative addressed them in English save for the last sentence. You are trying to find problems where none exist. Your state, on the other hand, appears to address its Spanish and North African populace solely in English. Who are you to criticize Liathain for its bilingualism?

The Kingdom of Kurland offers full diplomatic recognition to the state of Liathain."

-Foreign Minister Alfbern Landau

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[quote name='Rauchen' timestamp='1318176545' post='2821523']
"It's no different from an English- or German-speaking nation having a Latin motto. Note that their representative addressed them in English save for the last sentence. You are trying to find problems where none exist. Your state, on the other hand, appears to address its Spanish and North African populace solely in English. Who are you to criticize Liathain for its bilingualism?

The Kingdom of Kurland offers full diplomatic recognition to the state of Liathain."

-Foreign Minister Alfbern Landau
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There is a difference in naming your nation in a language you claim your nation does not use and using a language you never claimed not to use.

All correspondence from what is spoken to our people is translated from our mother tongues into english when put into the public domain as it is a very widely spoken language.

Why would a large chunk of England simply drop it's very British roots and all of a sudden claim Irish heritage?

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[quote name='King Timmy' timestamp='1318177222' post='2821529']
There is a difference in naming your nation in a language you claim your nation does not use and using a language you never claimed not to use.

All correspondence from what is spoken to our people is translated from our mother tongues into english when put into the public domain as it is a very widely spoken language.

Why would a large chunk of England simply drop it's very British roots and all of a sudden claim Irish heritage?
[/quote]

"Seems about as believable as a large chunk of North Africa deciding they wanted to be effectively annexed by a tiny Mediterranean island."

-Foreign Minister Alfbern Landau

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"We attempted [i]not[/i] to partition it. As it turns out, by the result of our plebiscites and polls, we have been forced to do it by the voters' collective will. You can verify the procedures anytime, and, to be quite fair, if we hadn't done what the people requested in all likelihood we'd have ended up being oppressors instead of protectors. We'd rather refrain from needlessly infuriating the English Masses. *Our* wishes are for England to be united, but having England divided and reasonably happy and stable is better than having an england united by gunpoint and ever-frustrated."

"We had to choose the "least worst" option."

-van den Meer

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[center][size="5"][b]Announcement from the Kingdoms Government[/b][/size][/center]

The Kingdoms Government hereby declares this new nation at a end. The reason being, the fact that there is no vibrant Celtic culture in these lands. We believe it better for a future English nation to be established in our stead. Until then, our lands now refer back to our Germanic brothers who granted us our independence in the first place. May these lands return to peace and prosperity in the future.

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