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The Paris Gazette

Inherent Corruption found in the Royal Government
by: Marc Vignon

Paris-

It has recently been uncovered that the former king of Angevin France, Geoffrey de'Plantagenet has not only disappeared from his duty as speaker for the Aristocracy of the Estates-General but has also been implemented in one of the worst crimes in French History. The speaker has been rumored to have given nuclear secrets away to a terrorist organization known as the Order of Light, headed by Former Chancellor of the Austrian Empire, Bridgette Saenger. This evidence has prompted an immediate investigation of the Estates-General by the Courtois Administration. The Prime Minister said to the Gazette upon interview that, "The government does not take rumors like this lightly. At the moment, Plantagenet has not shown up for his duties and his estate will be looked into by a formal government investigation."

However, throughout northern France, especially in the areas of Lorraine, Champagne, and Ile-de-France, these allegations have prompted a vote of no-confidence for the current administration in power. Simone Valentin who had left France after the fall of the Zelle Regime and the Communist take over has returned with great jubilation from her followers. Her return has shown a spike in Communist and Socialist voting throughout the northern population, though Mlle. Valentin's rhetoric is viewed as especially dangerous by the government. "Elisabeth Courtois has not changed. She is still the same weak leader that caused the down fall of the Zelle Regime and the Delacour Administration. France cannot be subject to these kinds of rumors and do you know who I blame? We allowed ourselves to merge with a man and woman who turned themselves into lizards. Lizards. I repeat myself, Lizards. The Duke of Andorra has disappeared as well. These are not politicians, they care nothing for France and we in the north cannot stay with such a dubious group of individuals."

Much as during the Athenian Occupation, the cities of Paris, Reims, Metz, and other points north have given into protest and riots demanding an immediate election, imprisonment of the royal families and if this is not done; the separation of Northern France. Which, according to statistics is increasingly Communist.

"We have risen to save France, not destroy it. The government is inactive, decadent and over my dead body with this country fall back into the occupation of Athens or Germany who have gobbled up the rest of Europe. No, mes amies. France must stay free and Abstract Darwinism is not freedom."

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Simone Valentin speaking to Paris Protesters
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[i]Cafe du Jeanne d'Arc, Paris[/i]

Simone Valentin looked down at her cup of coffee and smiled at the dull brown color that met her eyes. "Even the coffee's gone down hill. Doesn't have the same aroma it used to." She looked out at the empty cobblestone street and checked her watch. Anytime now, she thought to herself, as the second hand clicked on always moving, never pausing. There was something big planned tonight, something that would show Elisabeth Courtois and her Lizard Friends that France was not theirs to abuse. Sure there had been infrastructural things completed and the country was united, except of course for Marseilles and all the other territory that France had owned during the Zellic Empire. But that could come with time, first there was house cleaning that needed to be done.

The sound of a street bike echoed up the street and a young man in a leather jacket jumped off and into the cafe. Vincent Boisson was an attractive man of twenty-three, seventeen years younger than Simone, but she kept her health and build up, you had to if you were going to speak to the younger crowd.

"Oh Simone, you have to come out, everything's prepared. When the clock strikes midnight, can you imagine their faces at Versailles?"

"I imagine this is exactly the same feeling Robespierre and his compatriots felt a few hundred years ago."

"Robespierre? Mademoiselle, think better than a bunch of failed revolutionaries. Monsieur Lenin would be a better example."

She smiled and threw back the rest of the coffee. "Indeed, a revolution in a country no one cares about, happening while the world is at war. We are indeed following in the footsteps of our Russian Brothers."

"Should I be calling you Comrade, Mam'selle?" Vincent said kissing her hand.

"Hopefully by the end of all this, you can call me Premier." Suddenly the bells of Notre-Dame echoed through the city, they chimed twelve times ushering in the midnight hour then the quiet sounds of roaring, far off, filtered down the street. "My, they move fast."

A few kilometers away from the cafe and across Northern France, the cities erupted into flame. Hundreds of protesters, armed with everything from guns, to clubs, to shards of broken glass poured onto the streets raiding government buildings and surrounding the Hotel de Villes. French banners were tossed to the ground and a [url="http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100307045850/althistory/images/b/b9/360px-Flag_of_communist_france_cv.png"]new flag[/url], easily identified to what it stood for was raised in place.

On the Champs-Elysees where everything that symbolized France stood, their greatest triumph and the building they were most identified with, Simone Valentin rose from the dust, with her band of enforcers wearing blue uniforms and a red band around their arm.

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWzmYhiu-zs"]"People of Paris and of France,[/url]

History has repeated itself too many times! Look at your country and the world that surrounds you! Is there anything that makes you feel sick to your stomach aside from the idea that we are ruled by a government that does not care about us! I will not stand for this any longer! We, the people of France have our demands to keep, we have a responsibility to our homeland and I am wiling to give up everything, including my life to see those responsibilities fulfilled. We have had our share of monarchies and we are sick of them! It is one thing to be ruled by someone we can see and touch, but the rumors of zombies, of mad lizard-men and women, that is too much. I call for the immediate end of the Courtois Administration and the immediate imprisonment of the Plantagenet Dynasty and the imprisonment of the Duke of Andorra once they are found.

As you can clearly see, these people care nothing for France and while they will tell you otherwise, mes amies, you know the truth. You know what they say about us - the world. We are disgraced people. Well no more! We will make Paris the utopia that it has always deserved, we will make France the paradise of the people: of the laborers, of the farmers, and of the intellectuals.

And if these demands are not met by France, then the Commune of Northern France as we will be known as such declares an effectual crusade to return our country to greatness. One France for one people!"

Immediately, volunteers began signing up for the Commune's Army and in a matter of days, local commanders were able to draft militias reaching around seventy-five thousand men.

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While officially the Athenian government maintained a policy of neutrality towards the issues in France the reality would be much different, many at the imperial courts and within the Socialist Alliance felt that something had to be done. The public leaders of the revolution would find donations on their bank accounts and the details to access bank accounts at the Bank of Geneva. All in all millions would be put into the movement however the true origin would remain secret.

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Let it be known that the People's Republic of Finland, and both the Stalinist and Marxist parties in Finland support this revolution. Party Boss Kaiju Sillanpää today said that "every people on this planet has the right to be free from corrupt corporate gains". Finland will be on call should the Commune of Northern France request our assistance.

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[b]Secure Transmission to the Office of the French Prime Minister[/b]

[quote][i]Salutations Madame Courtois[/i]

It has come to the attention of the Swedish [i]riksdag[/i] that French revolutionaries are gaining popularity in France, and the possibility of civil strife may be imminent. Given our allied stance to your government, which we still believe to be the legitimate government of France, we pledge to stand by you in your time of need. France must not fall into anarchy, we see France's ascendancy in Western Europe as part of the balancing act that keeps Europe stable, and a failure of her government at this time would be catastrophic to said balance of power.

The Swedish Government hereby pledges, if you so wish, to dispatch troops to assist in peacekeeping operations to ensure that the conflict is resolved through peaceful, democratic means. We will stand by your government to ensure that these revolutionary forces are kept in order, and that democratic due process is continued in France. By any means necessary, we are with you, with the times.

[i]Fredrik Ericsson
Prime Minister of Sweden[/i][/quote]

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[b]CLASSIFIED[/b]

The revolutionary leaders would receive donations, in the forms of huge amount of funds and credit, along with details to access bank accounts at the Bank of Revolutio, from a classified source. Unknown to the rest of the world, it would be the People's Republican Party who would provide the aforementioned support.

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[quote][b]Private to Commune of Northern France[/b]

[b]From: The United Socialist Republic of Siberia. Desk of President Sergei Malenkov[/b]

I pledge the support of the USRS to aid you in your Revolution. We can fund your activities and supply weapons, ammunition, body armour and food/water. Europe is a land far flung from my own, however, a Red Revolution in such an influential place is magnificant and it is every Communist and Socialist states duty to support such Revolutions.

Should you chose to accept my offer of assistiance and funding, I can have the first Submarines filled with supplies arriving withing a fortnight in Calais.

Signed
President Malenkov[/quote]

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"[i]The Norske Arbeiderparti (Norwegian Worker's Party) and the Danske Arbejderparti (Danish Worker's Party) stand in solidarity with their French comrades. It is imperative that the workers of France dictate their own future and if they wish, overthrow their rules whom claim to rule over another human being through divine right and other archaic beliefs. Our hearts are with you comrades, go forth for a better tomorrow![/i]” – Norske Arbeiderparti and Danske Arbejderparti joint Statement

Hundreds of members would attempt to travel to France and volunteer to join the Commune's militia if they would have them. The NAP/DAP had grown increasingly militant with Norwegian elections just around the corner; party leadership believed that it was imperative to assist revolutions and befriend other communist organisations and nations.

The Norwegian government, however, would make no statement reguarding France, but would be keeping a close eye on the NAP/DAP.

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Following the first days of revolution, Valentin's motion of immediate change of government had spread across much of Northern France. Internal fighting occurred almost immediately between those still loyal to the Courtois-Plantagenet Regime, but with their supporters stronger on the southern side of the Seine, it would not be long until the entire north had the strength to fully secede from the French state. There were of course those who were nervous at a third communist rise in the 'Burgundian' region. The first and second communist administrations had only brought defeat and sadness to the French people, a cultural revolution in the first which had become a nightmare leading to Athenian occupation then an ill-fated alliance with the German Haas Regime had brought a swift end to the state of Eastern France. What made Valentin's coming leadership different?

Firstly, there was a certain charisma that swept through the streets of Northern France. Valentin and her subordinates had not been afraid to address the recent failures of the state, but the adoptive cry was that it would be better to die in the storm of revolution then allow France to be steamrolled under the expanding nations which were slowly eating up the world. Secondly, the French Revolutionaries moved quickly taking power throughout much of the north and setting up defenses on the Seine and checkpoints leading south for the coming war. Versailles had been sacked the afternoon after the Paris Riot and while most of the government had escaped unharmed, knowing what kind of fate might await them prior to the Revolutionaries arrival, a few had been imprisoned accused of crimes against the state.

By weeks end, most northern cities had ousted civic prefects and had drafted men, women, and children into the Revolutionary Army to bolster strength against whatever storms lay across the borders of the self-declared country. Most nations seemed to welcome a communist regime, funds poured in from Athens, Siberia, Finland, Norway, and New Portugal easily painting a strong picture of where the Communist's allies could be found and perhaps the beginning of a new global alliance. Though that was a thought for down the road.

Inside her headquarters within the Hotel de Ville of Paris, Simone Valentin prepared herself for the storm that still lay across the horizon. "This was only the morning rain." She said to herself looking out the window at a eerily calm city. "The true storm has yet to arrive. But we are ready for whatever waits for us."

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[i]Comrade Malenkov,

I happily accept any funding that your country decides to pledge to our revolution. Our hope is that the Royalists will collapse without too much lose of life and we can meet to create a stronger alliance of other nations who share our idealism. Europe indeed is overdue for a true Revolution of the people, no matter what other Left-Leaning nations may pledge. I await the arrival of your aid in Calais and wish you and your nation the best.

Yours in faith,

Simone Valentin[/i]
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OOC: Will get Shammy's reply tomorrow...too tired.

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[font="Times New Roman"]As Varin reads the Paris Commune and other news sources from France he takes large interest in the nation, and sends the following message to the leader of France.

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TO: French Government
FROM: Federation of Arctic Regions
SUBJ: Interests
DATE: 11/26/11

Hello there! I am President Varin of the Federation of Arctic Regions. We've taken deep interests
in the country of France and would like to ask if you guys would be interesting in establishing
a treaty of Trade or an Economic Project to benefit both nations. The Federation is interested
mainly to improve communication and friendship with the French. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,
Espen Varin, President of FAR[/code][/font]

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When Malenkov recieved the reply from France he immediately sent orders for vast shipping fleets to be assembled. A flotilla of ten container ships, all civilian, but clearly flying the colours of the USRS merchant Navy. The ships would be loaded up with weapons, ammunition, humantiarian supplies and slowly they made their way over the Polar Cap and down into the North Sea. The transit would take around three weeks as several nuclear ice breakers had to lead the group across the frozen ocean.

A message was sent back to France:

[quote]To Comrade Valentin
From Comrade Malenkov

My ships are enroute, they should arrive in Calais in around three weeks. Weather conditions in the Polar Circle are extreme at this time of year and thick ice is slowly down the flotilla.

Vive La Revolution[/quote]

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At the estate Jesse was really pissed now, "If these Commies want to fight we'll give them a fight. They may have a majority of the northern cities but they southern ones are still loyal and so are the troops. Here is where all those classes we had about military strategy come in. We need to keep their army in the north and away from Paris. Once they are boxed in they will have no choice but to surrender. If the navy has enough ships they need to set up a blockade of the northern coast to stop their supply lines, no one goes in or out. Renard send this plan to the Estates-General and see what she says."

"I will. This plan might work but their forces are growing bigger by the second. What if they were able to break out of the box?"

Jesse puts a clip into his Assault rifle, "For their sakes that better not happen. We are not going to let the Commies win and take over like they did in the Russian Empire 100 years ago. They want to steal France. They can try, and they will die. But what really concerns me is how they found out about this. There were only a few people that even knew about this investigation."

Brian, "You don't think."

Jesse, "I'm going to at least ask." He calls Alexis. "How are things going over there sweetie."

Alexis, "She is fine right now. How are you guys doing with finding a way to reverse this brain takeover thing?"

Jesse answered, "The Empress has some of her best scientists looking into it. If anyone can find the cure it will be them. Meanwhile if any people with guns approach the Chateau that do not look like the loyal French army or the Chateau guards, shoot them."

"I already told everyone that. There is a loyal army group here in the city to make sure it does not get taken over by the communist rebels. We will defend the city if we have to."

Jesse finished, "OK. Lets just hope it does not come to that."

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A much larger element in the West of France, at least twice the size, came out in support of the Monarchists. This included supporting the Empress and Christine Plantegenet, who had been fulfilling her husbands duties and is not seen as being related to the allegations against her husband. Since France is still united.. they would actively move to engage in counter protests against the protestors in Northern France and to drown them out in sheer number and to out-shout the Communist uprising there. They would move to protect government officials and to form protective barricades around government structures. Initially the counter-protests would be peaceful, but if the communists ratcheted up their violence.. the counter-protestors would escalate theirs as well.

Cries would go up from the crowd, "Protect those that made France great! DAMN THE OPPORTUNISTS! We are Frenchmen, We are united! Use Parliament as your voice!"

Paris.. was notably occupied by a very large counter-protest. The goal in Paris, was 1 million protestors including as many Parisians as possible.

The army, which only had recently been mobilized, deployed to every major urban center to try and keep the peace. It began moving against the abruptly formed revolutionary army in Force and would attempt to crush it before it could even form. Fliers were put up everywhere noting "Civil Protest shall be tolerated. Civil war will be crushed. We encourage protestors to return to the use of the body politic to voice their derision."

In order to protect her, Christine had been relocated to Brittany.. and was instructed to perform her duties in the Parliament remotely. She was perhaps the most distressed mother-to-be and wife in all the world at the moment.

An unknown assassin would try to take out the leadership of the movement by taking a shot at Simon Valentin while they were at a rally.

[quote name='Zoot Zoot' timestamp='1322319143' post='2852467']
When Malenkov recieved the reply from France he immediately sent orders for vast shipping fleets to be assembled. A flotilla of ten container ships, all civilian, but clearly flying the colours of the USRS merchant Navy. The ships would be loaded up with weapons, ammunition, humantiarian supplies and slowly they made their way over the Polar Cap and down into the North Sea. The transit would take around three weeks as several nuclear ice breakers had to lead the group across the frozen ocean.

A message was sent back to France:
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A Monarchist Loyal portion of the French Navy would turn the vessels back or direct them to a western port for inspection upon arrival near French territorial waters. The French Navy was still acting on Defcon 2 and with civil unrest high were considering self-promoting to DEFCON 1.

[quote name='Centurius' timestamp='1322254567' post='2851119']
While officially the Athenian government maintained a policy of neutrality towards the issues in France the reality would be much different, many at the imperial courts and within the Socialist Alliance felt that something had to be done. The public leaders of the revolution would find donations on their bank accounts and the details to access bank accounts at the Bank of Geneva. All in all millions would be put into the movement however the true origin would remain secret.
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As soon as this money arrived in Domestic Accounts in French Institutions where the French Citizens in question could use them, the French Cybercrimes and Warfare division would immediately divert the funds to state coffers.. leaving the uprising destitute. The accounts were then cleared from the books and no trace of where the digitally transferred funds went could be found. Further transactions from all foreign banks were suspended in the wake of the uprising. Electronic transfers, debt card swipes, and credit card swipes from institutions not on french soil were temporarily shut down while the revolution was being re-strained into a more politically directed event.

A speaker from the Parliament by the name of Stephen Coustou came forward in the press to address the people of France. He was the representative from the region of Moribhan. He was also the sitting chair of the Defense Committee. "We understand the distress the people of Northern France feel about the allegations against some of our leadership in the press, but they do not justify this recent and extreme response that we have seen in the north. Those against which allegations have been lodged have not been investigated and a trial has not yet occurred. The reaction we are seeing... is akin.. to a panic being caused by an announcement of UFO's spotted over Paris in a tabloid. I pray, we the people of France, have not sunk to this level that a few people can play our hearts to their own uses. I tell you, people of North France, the cowards who are using you and toying with your emotions are in the wrong. I understand you wish to find your voice in this society, I strongly welcome and encourage that.. but burning all we have built is not the way... and if you wish to remain united with us... or not.. the proper way to express yourselves is through your regional, legislative, representatives. We are here to serve you.. and to listen to you. For God's sake.. leave the streets. Stop burning OUR shops.. and OUR homes.. when it is the aristocracy you are angry at. Make your changes within the law... and through the law.. the mechanisms are in place.. and it can be done. I will put a bill before the Parliament, requesting all seats be made elected, non-appointed positions. I will put a bill before Parliament requiring term limits on these seats. I will fashion the bill to appoint a Prime Minister to act as national executor while the Crown... who has not betrayed us.. continues to act as our head of state. Have we truly forgotten.. how we came to where we are now and the road that constitutes our past? I hope not, for it will make us the most ungrateful people upon this Earth and it means we will have forgotten who we are in favor of the lies of these revisionists."

"Simon Valentin is an uncouth liar... and if it is true that Geoffrey Plantegenet has in some way betrayed us, may God have mercy upon his soul. I will tell you now, they did not desire to become what they have, it was due to an old biological weapon that our leaders were changed. I know not if he has been corrupted, but I tell you now the rest of this government is sound and trustworthy. If Plantegenet is not even present.. who is there to corrupt the government? We have served you faithfully and loyally and we will continue to do so.. by making sure this minority protest group of socialists and communists is represented in our state... and the lies of those who have deceived them are brought to light. We do not fear Socialism and Communism. We are here to do the people's will.. if that is what they wish, that is what they will get. However, violent revolt is not the way to obtain it and those who engage in violence will be brought to swift justice." He stepped away from the Podium.

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Blocking the accounts was a bad move, a very bad move indeed. With it becoming clear financial support would not cover it other messages would be sent to the revolutionaries on an entirely different kind of support. High Guard Razors would be offered to train the revolutionary armies in modern military tactics and maneuvers. Of course all of this happened in secret and taking great care the French intelligence system would be unable to track the messages.

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[quote name='Maelstrom Vortex' timestamp='1322357534' post='2853094']

A Monarchist Loyal portion of the French Navy would turn the vessels back or direct them to a western port for inspection upon arrival near French territorial waters. The French Navy was still acting on Defcon 2 and with civil unrest high were considering self-promoting to DEFCON 1.
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The ships would steam onwards towards Calais, ignoring the French Warships, however a message was sent back to the USRS Merchant Naval Headquarts in Siberia, which in term alerted the Republican Naval Taskforce amassed in the Arctic Circle. The warships in the Arctic changed course and began moving towards the North Sea. Several Astute attack submarines were already loitering in the Norwegian Sea in international Waters waiting to intercept Greenlandic warships, these would be given new orders to make best speed to the coast of France to watch over the flotilla of clearly marked, civilian, Merchant Navy ships of the USRS.

The submarines key asset was its stealth and it could travel at 20 knots without being detected. Their orders would be to hold fire unless fired on or the merchant ships were fired on.

[b]A message was sent to the French Flagship from the leading vessel in the convoy:[/b]

[quote]Any attempt to impede or board this convoy in international waters will be seen as an act of piracy, furthermore an act of war against the Sovereign State of the United Socialist Republic of Siberia. You have been warned. These are clearly marked civilian vessels, flying the flag of the Merchant Navy of the USRS.[/quote]

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A proposal for emergency elections in Northern France was put before the assembly. It would likely be approved by the vast majority of the parliament due to the size of the Western Population (how the North votes is up to Sarah.) It would put at risk all seats in North France. The main goal of the emergency elections as stated in the proposal was, "To ensure the proper representation of the populations of Northern France within the assembly."

It was thought among the assembly that if the communists had as much support as was being shown they needed a voice.. and this would give it to them.

[quote name="Response to the USRS navy."]
Your progress through international waters will not be inhibited.. however, any attempt to enter French coastal waters or any French Coastal port will be seen as hostile. There is currently an ongoing popular revolution in the country and we are here to maintain the order within our state. Outside actors are asked to abstain from entry to the state while it is undergoing this change. We ask you respect our people's sovereignty by not getting involved.
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[quote name='Centurius' timestamp='1322360032' post='2853134']
Blocking the accounts was a bad move, a very bad move indeed. With it becoming clear financial support would not cover it other messages would be sent to the revolutionaries on an entirely different kind of support. High Guard Razors would be offered to train the revolutionary armies in modern military tactics and maneuvers. Of course all of this happened in secret and taking great care the French intelligence system would be unable to track the messages.
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The French army was currently moving to seal the borders. (ooc: Covert actions will require a spy roll.)

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[quote name='Markus Wilding' timestamp='1322358738' post='2853118']
"Finland will be watching this situation very carefully. Should violence and discrimination against Socialists arise, Finland will be forced to intervene to protect the workers of France. This is your only warning, Paris."
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A public statement was made from the governing assembly in response to Finland, "We strongly support the rights of workers in France. Actions are being taken to properly represent them in a non-violent fashion that includes them in the government as part of the legislative assembly, which in turn will begin to modify the government in accordance to the people's wishes. These changes could include re-separation of Northern France if that is what is demanded by the broader populace of that region. We will not, however, tolerate violence of citizen against citizen. We are a flexible nation, there is no reason this violence is necessary to effect the changes that would be desired by the population."

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[quote name='Maelstrom Vortex' timestamp='1322361367' post='2853152']
The French army was currently moving to seal the borders. (ooc: Covert actions will require a spy roll.)
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OOC: Considering you're not the only player in France the approval of even one will be enough to circumvent the need for a roll.

IC:

The move to close off the borders would be responded to by the entire Third Army moving to positions along the Spanish, Italian and Swiss borders with France. The Monegasque Guard was put on high alert.

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[quote name='Maelstrom Vortex' timestamp='1322361492' post='2853155']
A public statement was made from the governing assembly in response to Finland, "We strongly support the rights of workers in France. Actions are being taken to properly represent them in a non-violent fashion that includes them in the government as part of the legislative assembly, which in turn will begin to modify the government in accordance to the people's wishes."
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"If this is true, surely you will allow Finnish military police access to voting booths and any other area where election rigging is possible to ensure the rights of workers are protected?"

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[i][size="3"]The Sal Paradise Memorial bridge will be closed until the accident is cleared. In other news, French revolutionary[/size] [size="2"]Simone Valentin spoke [/size][size="1"]at a rally in Paris[/size]...[/i]

The radio announcer trailed off and gave way to static. Simone Valentin fiddled with the knob to get the station back but there was only a classic rock station. Frustrated she turned off the radio, took a sip of coffee and wondered what the best route was to avoid the Sal Paradise Memorial Bridge. Then she realized there was no such bridge and took enough sip of coffee. Mondays...

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[quote name='Markus Wilding' timestamp='1322361634' post='2853161']
"If this is true, surely you will allow Finnish military police access to voting booths and any other area where election rigging is possible to ensure the rights of workers are protected?"
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"Finnish military police, no.. it infringes on our sovereignty and would scare the people further. Finnish plains-clothed officers, gladly. We do not want this event to be any more violent." Came the response from the French Election Council.

ooc response to Cent: Alright, yeah, I can see that.

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Grand Papua supports the revolutionary government against the reactionary Plantegenets or their former supports. We shall be sending material aid to help with the revolution.


*Movement*

A special double-hulled container ship with strategically important materials, among them gold, started out for Northern France. This ship was specifically designed to withstand military attacks, and there were Stoßtruppen ("shock troops") from the Republiksheer on board. These Stoßtruppen were trained in infiltration tactics and urban warfare, and would be of use should civil war break out. However, their main duties were to protect the ship from the reactionary French forces.

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[quote]Your progress through international waters will not be inhibited.. however, any attempt to enter French coastal waters or any French Coastal port will be seen as hostile. There is currently an ongoing popular revolution in the country and we are here to maintain the order within our state. Outside actors are asked to abstain from entry to the state while it is undergoing this change. We ask you respect our people's sovereignty by not getting involved.[/quote]

[quote]"If it a popular revolution, then give the people what they want" [/quote]

That was the only reply sent in response, afterwhich, the convoy continued its course to Calais, however, they slowed their speed to allow the Submarines time to catch up and offer protection when they breached the maritime border. Roughly twelve hours until the submarines reached the convoy as present speed, and it would take another fourteen hours until the convoy breached the territorial waters of France. The game was on.

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