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"The Kingdom of Yugoslavia sends many well wishes to the good people of France, along with a token of our apology of having missed the momentous occasion of the Royal wedding, as prior concerns and issues within the country demanded my attention. As another token of our apology, we simply request either a simple diplomatic exchange to be begun at the leisure of the French Empress or a diplomatic meeting to be scheduled at the leisure of the French Empress.

We hope that our token is accepted, with good relations and tidings to flourish between our two great countries."

Respectfully,
Kralj Dragojev Belojevic

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France is willing to send a representative to Yugoslavia for a diplomatic meeting, too long have our nations, in close proximity to each other, been so entirely isolated from each other. Unfortunately, the Empress herself is absorbed in the administration of France.

 

Signed,

~Francoise Ouibliant, Foreign Minister

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"The Kingdom would have no issue with the Empress being busy with matters concerning her own state, such is the life of a Sovereign and we acknowledge it. When would the Frankish Diplomat be scheduled leave towards our Kingdom and are there any requirements that the good people of France need for their future Embassy?"

Respectfully,
HM Kralj Dragojev Belojevic, Lord Protector of the Albanian and Romanian People

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"The Kingdom of Yugoslavia shall be waiting eagerly for your arrival, and wishes to let you know that the French Embassy is located close to the Kingdom's Sovereign Palace, the Beli Dvor. The Embassy is located in the Crven District within Beograd, whereupon your arrival you shall be escorted post-haste towards the Embassy."

Respectfully,
HM Kralj Dragojev Belojevic, Lord Protector of the Albanian and Romanian People

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One week later

 

Francoise arrived in Yugoslavia, flying in to Beograd on a private jet. It was a short flight, all things considered. Francoise had been all over Europe over the last few months so it had been refreshing to have a short break while the various cold wars broke out along the political cracks in the European system. France had the dignity of being a relatively neutral power all things considered, and so had Yugoslavia.

 

He exits his plane with a smile, it would be a good day.

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The Sovereign of the Kingdom waited patiently in his seat, a pair of Yugoslav soldiers guarding both sides of the conference room he waited in, the French Embassy having been re-purposed from the former Red Sea Republic's Embassy. All notions and depictions of the now defunct state were removed and replaced with French ones, with the former employee's of the defunct state being given a choice of remaining in his capital and earn their keep or return to their homeland. Some chose to remain as they had nothing tying them back home, while others returned.

 

It matter not what they did in the end but he was a gracious and charitable Kralj, first and foremost.

 

The sudden static from one of the soldier's radio broke the comfortable silence, prompting the Kralj to lean back on his seat while his soldier responded back before he nodded to his Sovereign, "They just entered the Embassy grounds, your Majesty."

 

Dragojev nodded in response, wondering what exactly would be the outcome of this occasion between the two countries and their peoples, he only hoped that it would be beneficial for both in the long run before letting out a sigh.

 

Right after the doors of the room were opened, swinging inward and letting the Sovereign of the Kraljevina Jugoslavija gaze at the French diplomat. He smiled widely, "I welcome you and the good French people to the Kingdom. I do hope the trip was a smooth and calm one."

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"Absolutely, never had a smoother ride." Francoise says as he takes his seat, "I must say I like what you've done with the place here. I'm sure when we take volunteers to man it we'll have people falling over themselves wanting it. Anyways, what is it that your nation wishes to speak with France about your Majesty?"

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The Sovereign chuckled before glancing at the tasteful decorations that dotted the conference room, "The Kingdom does its best to ensure that foreign diplomats and Embassadorial employees have up to date furnishing and a spotless building before granting it on lease to any foreign country wanting an embassy within our borders," the Kralj remarks politely before turning his gaze back towards the diplomat.

 

"Before we continue, I'll state that I do like the straight to the point attitude of yours. I imagine it must win you friends rapidly for not being willing to entertain polite and utterly inane triviality," he says before snapping his fingers as an attache that stood behind him handed him a plain folder filled with papers, opening it with a flick of his wrist the Kralj placed it on the table before he steepled his fingers together, adopting a rather grim expression.

 

"Frankly, Ambassador, The Kingdom and the Balkans that it stands on faces a conundrum. A conundrum that has extensive treaties with the major players within Europe, tying the European Community in a tizzy that even to the most experienced would have problems in disentangling," the Sovereign started, "That conundrum of ours has a name and I'm sure you know quite well what this conundrum that I am speaking," he finished as he removed a photo from his folder before sliding it towards the Foreign Minister.

 

The photo showcased a metal background whereupon a two-headed eagle with its wings outstretched were bolted into, only one of its heads having an 'eye' with the eagle having the tips of its metallic feathers painted a gold with scratches all over its body.

 

"I'm sure I don't need to mention its name or highlight the severity of it."

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"Yes, I know of what you speak." Francoise nods, the conversation had started very seriously, and his face reflected this, "But there's a problem that has to be addressed first, if we're to act against them, and that is the European Community. It restricts greatly our ability to act against them without incurring the wrath of the entirety of the rest of the EC. I'm sure you understand the difficulty."

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The Kralj snorted, "If I may be frank with you, Minister," he started before glancing to the tall windows that dotted the conference room, knowing very well that the windows could withstand high powered bullets from sniper rifles and more if it came down to it, gazing out at the Beograd landscape. "The European Community as it stands is a sham with the only polite pretenses keeping the organization together," he said with a sneer growing on his face, a look of utter contempt and disgust at what should been a proper organization.

 

"It will not be the Europeans who fire first upon their own brethren but it shall be the distinctly not-European Babylonians who will fire first and have a foothold on the continent," he remarked before turning his gaze back towards the Foreign Minister, "What shall then will the French people do? Stand aside and let an ally move deeper into the continent, not caring nor paying heed to the same organization they belong to? Or will the good French people rise up alongside us and say 'Enough is enough'?"

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"Our position is more difficult than that." Francoise says, sounding extremely focused, "The opinion of Eastern European nations on Babylon is clearly positive, if we were to act against them we would risk incurring the wrath of all of Europe despite acting in their defense." he sighs and leans back, "Babylon has gotten them into their pockets by promising them protection against Sverige and France, the suspected original intent of the European Community itself. They would gladly break out of it, forsaking France entirely if we struck against Babylon. We don't have the force to defend against all of Europe and engage in offensive operations against such a nation."

 

"What you ask of us, Your Majesty, is something we wish to help you with, but it's difficult in the extreme for me to say yes to you with all of this taken into consideration."

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The Kralj of the Kingdom would shake his head, "I'm not asking for France or neither my own people to strike first at the Imperialistic regime of Babylon or their so called 'Emperor of Mankind'," Dragojev would start before letting out a sigh, raising a hand to rub at the bridge of his nose. "It's clear to anyone with a mind that the Empire as it stands will push forward against our southern neighbor in Greece but what will happen then?" he rhetorically asks the Foreign Minister.

"No one would really know what would happen," the Kralj replied with, "Who's to say that Babylon would stop at the gates of Constantinople? Who would know if they desire the City of World's Desire or go further deeper into the Balkans?" he lays down, the questions being ones that he knew for sure that the Head of States in Eastern Europe must have asked themselves one way or another.

"At this point, I'm simply asking for an assurance of defense from France and if needed, I would pledge my Kingdom to the Frankish Empire's defense should it call upon us in return," the Sovereign intoned gravely, "The threat of Babylon is too great for me to have any notion of pride to hold me back, Minister."

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That is more something we can agree to." Francoise says, "Mutual Defense Pact, of course. France would gladly engage in such an arrangement, can never have too many close allies you know." his tone changes back to the serious, "I'm sure that Babylon wouldn't dare to try to recreate the old Ottoman Empire, especially not with the Greeks holding sway over most of it. An invasion of them would be insane, even if Babylon's military forces are much, much greater."

 

"But, better to be safe than sorry, France is willing to work with Yugoslavia however they wish within reason."

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"The Kingdom of Yugoslavia sends many well wishes to the good people of France, we are all extremely happy to see that the French people along with its Monarch were able to survive through the temporary collapse of its government. As a token of our esteemed friendship, we request another diplomatic exchange to hopefully improve and increase the ties between our two great countries."

Respectfully,
Kralj Dragojev Belojevic

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The Prime Minister was smoking a cigar and wearing his favorite sunglasses when he got off the plane, not really caring what sort of picture he projected at the moment, except that it be not entirely unprofessional; besides, he was the PM, he could do what he wantedd. It was good to be going around the proverbial block again, especially at such a key time in France's history. He awaited a reception with his small entourage eagerly, with a folder full of topics that would need to be addressed in the time that he was here.

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Upon the French delegate's arrival, he and his diplomatic entourage would be escorted all the way from the city limits of Beograd with diplomatic honors befitting a foreign dignitary within the Yugoslavian White City to the White Palace. Once all the standard procedures were met, they would be allowed entry into the Palace and being escorted to a conference room.

 

Standing besides the conference room's plain looking but tasteful table, the Kralj of the Kingdom turned and smiled at the entourage, "It's a pleasure to meet you for the first time, Prime Minister," he greeted as he gestured to the table, hoping his guests would sit in order to get the meeting on track, "I hope you'll enjoy your stay within the famed White City of our kingdom."

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France has appraised the situation effectively itself, but without the European Community our relationship has become far more murky. One of the primary concerns of France in the near future is the re-formalization of relations with Alvonia, but for now we have had little contact since the return. We're not entirely familiar with the condition of Eastern Europe."

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Dragojev nodded, "I'll simply skip the rise and falls of nations during the French's isolation then. As it stands, the Eastern Bloc reigns supreme generally over the whole of Europe. The bloc is compromised entirely out of Hungary-Slovakia; one of our northern neighbors, Belarus and Romania. Romania is the key to the Bloc's success, having treaties mainly to Carthage to secure its own self-interest with complete disregard to the rest of Europe. Carthage is as Carthage is and shouldn't really require much explanation outside that it finally shed the veneer of a kingdom and became a full blown Empire, seeking only its imperialistic self-interests."

 

"I do imagine that I don't have to mention as to why Carthage and Romania are allied to begin with."

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Dragojev nodded, "I do believe it is time for our two countries to finally cement our relationship formally, Prime Minister," he replied with before snapping his fingers, a dignitary silently handing him a folder packed with papers. He took a few seconds before taking out a written document, the Sovereign taking another few seconds to scribble on the bottom of it before passing it towards the Prime Minister.
 
"I imagine you'll find that everything is in order, Prime Minister."



Treaty de la Renaissance

In the interest of a stable and prosperous relationship, the sovereign nations of the Troisieme Empire Francais and the Kraljevina Jugoslavija agree to participate in, with all the benefits, privileges, requirements, and regulations outlined in this agreement.

Article I. Trade Pact
Both Signatories shall undertake appropriate steps, actions, and policies to encourage and facilitate increased trade between the two. Such steps, actions, and policies include, but are not limited to, the reduction or elimination, whenever applicable, of tariffs and other protective barriers, with exceptions for certain industries as determined by the signatories.

Article II. Non-Aggression
Both Signatories shall not undertake any aggressive or otherwise hostile actions against each other in any form. Such actions is defined, but not limited to, illegal espionage and destabilizing actions. This clause shall not be construed as to restrict or otherwise prohibit healthy debate or productive disagreement. Central Powers agree to engage in dialogue with each other should a disagreement arise.

Article III. Basing Access
Both Signatories posses the right to request access of the other signatory's military bases and/or ports in an effort to effectively protect the signatory, their goods in the area, or project their influence in the region. This request will allow the signatory to station troops, naval-craft or aircraft within the bases and/or ports granted to them along with the bases and/or ports themselves being considered officially as part of the signatory's territory for the duration.

Article IV. Mutual Defense
An attack on one signatory shall be viewed as an attack on the other party, and they must respond accordingly if requested. When third parties are involved, this chaining of treaties becomes encouraged, but does not become mandatory.

Article V. Aggression
Whenever any nation, or union of nations poses a clear and present danger to the signatories and is designated a threat by leadership of each signatory, each signatory unless bound by treaty to non-aggression or neutrality shall jointly respond. Such response shall only be sufficient to contain and eliminate the perceived threat and deter future threats.

Article VI. Cancellation
Signatories who no longer see their fellow as part of the document have the right to either discuss these issues or submit a willingness to cancel this treaty, whereupon in seventy-six hours it shall become annulled.

Signed,
For the Troisieme Empire Francais,


For Kraljevina Jugoslavija
Dragojev Belojevic, HM Kralj

 

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  • 3 months later...

 

Dear, Yugoslavian Allies,

I wish to discuss the matter of our encampment in the region for an indefinite period of time with you so that we might not stir unrest within your administration or your people. If I could arrange a meeting with an official in the city of Venice at my Command Headquarters in what was formerly Town Hall, that would be most excellent. I look forward to cooperation in the future and hope that we might be able to do some good in the region while we're present.
 

Sincerely,

Mareshal Pirikovsky

 

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"The Kingdom of Yugoslavia sends many well wishes to the good men and women of the Foreign Legion, we are extremely happy to hear that at least a remnant of the French people still survives in the midst of the Civil War. The Admiral in charge of the Carrier Strike Group enroute towards the Gulf of Venice will be the Kingdom's representative while the soldiers we sent into the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region finish cementing their hold."

Respectfully,
Kralj Dragojev Belojevic

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