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Times of Troubles, No More


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Petrograd (formerly known as St. Petersburg) resembled less than a city at war than an armed garrison. Armed soldiers and sailors, native and foreign, were practically everywhere in the city. Emotions were running high, and public discontent with the Novgorodian-Swedish War, and the government itself, were mounting. Early on, there were revolts and mutinies as soldiers and sailors defied their commanders and formed militias that quickly proliferated throughout the country - although this was not out of revolutionary consciousness, but rather out of public anger and desire for peace and order. This charged atmosphere, and the situation in general, were eerily reminiscent of the revolutionary days of 1917, when the Tsarist monarchy - and then the Provisional Government itself - were overthrown and Russia descended into civil war. History seemed to repeat itself as Novogorod tore itself apart, compounded by the EMP attack on the city of Novgorod, and the violence threatened to spill over into neighboring regions. Or at least, it looked that way until the Ubersteinians intervened in Novgorod, occupied Petrograd, and imposed order.
 
In Moscow, government leaders watched the unfolding situation with great interest and concern. Sensing that the time had now come for a strong and stable state to be established in central Russia, and sensing an opportunity to bring about peace and stability that their brothers and sisters in the defunct Novgorodian Empire surely desired, Grand Duke Mikhail Ivanovich Romanov initiated talks not only with former Novgorod political and military elements, but with leaders in the surrounding regions as well. As the central government in Novgorod had shut down, literally and figuratively, and war was raging right outside Petrograd and its surrounding regions, the prospects of peace and stability in a union with their counterparts in Moscow were too great to resist. Although there were prolonged negotiations on specific issues such as taxation, political representation, military conscription, and form of government, the Petrograd leaders had reached a consensus of joining their Moscow brethren in a nation-state, signing binding treaties of accession. Similarly, talks with local leaders in the Pskov, Smolensk, Tver, Kaluga, Tula, Ryazan, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl regions were successful as they agreed to join Moscow. Novogorod itself was very tricky, as much of the region was shrouded in EMP-caused darkness, but representatives managed to be located, in which they eventually agreed to join in as well.
 
Having completed the most difficult part of the nation formation process, Grand Duke Romanov began to initiate preparations to form a new Russian state. Addressing a large crowd of some 500,000 assembled in front of the ancient Kremlin complex in central Moscow, the Grand Duke proclaimed the Grand Duchy of Moscow, or Muscovy for short. "The Russian people desire peace, order, and stability, but they will not receive it in the fires of war," the Grand Duke stated. "The Novgorod regime collapsed not only because of their imperial overreach, but because of their fundamental failure to address the needs and concerns of the people. No more; in the Grand Duchy of Moscow, the needs of the People will be listened and addressed!" The Duke then proceeded to call for peace in the Baltic region and issued a diplomatic missive to President Erwin von Uberstein, thanking him for his assistance to the people of St. Petersburg. In the meanwhile, tens of thousands of Muscovite troops would begin to move into the oblasts that were now within the borders of Muscovy.
 
Later on, Muscovy's new flag would be unveiled, and a map of its official borders outlined:
 
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OOC: Consider Qamadan white space or whatever.
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"The Imperium is pleased to see order restored once more in Russia, may you find yourselves more successful than the previous government was at restoring order."

 

-Osamu Saito, MoFA

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Diplomatic Note from Sverige

 

The Kingdom of Sverige, recognizes this new Russian State, however we express our concerns over the recent war with Novgorod, and do not wish to have a repeat of what happened last time. We will keep our doors open for a diplomat to come to our nation, but will be watching your nation.

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The Northlands welcomes Muscovy and wishes the new state well. We are interested in an exchange of embassies and diplomatic meeting with your new nation.

 

OOC: Want to edit the previous diplo thread and I can just respond to that?

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"The Imperium is pleased to see order restored once more in Russia, may you find yourselves more successful than the previous government was at restoring order."

 

-Osamu Saito, MoFA

 

"These are our sentiments. We are determined not to repeat the mistakes of the past." - Foreign Minister Vladimir Lavrov

 

Diplomatic Note from Sverige

 

The Kingdom of Sverige, recognizes this new Russian State, however we express our concerns over the recent war with Novgorod, and do not wish to have a repeat of what happened last time. We will keep our doors open for a diplomat to come to our nation, but will be watching your nation.

 

"We thank the Kingdom of Sverige for its recognition. We have no intentions of repeating the mistakes of the Novgorodians." - Foreign Minister Vladimir Lavrov

 

The Northlands welcomes Muscovy and wishes the new state well. We are interested in an exchange of embassies and diplomatic meeting with your new nation.

 

OOC: Want to edit the previous diplo thread and I can just respond to that?

 

"We thank the Northlands for its kind words. You are welcome to open an Embassy in Embassy Circle in Moscow, and the Grand Duke has expressed his intentions to personally visit the Northlands. I will also attend, of course." - Foreign Minister Vladimir Lavrov

 

OOC: Edited the diplo thread.

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