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African League Meetings Extravaganza - Britain


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A private message would be sent to the appropriate government office in Britain,

 

"The African League is prepared to discuss diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain, in the city of Gaborone. The meeting, hosted by the Federal Union of Southern African Republics, will take place on [Insert RP Date Here for Whenever You Respond]."

 

Advanced security measures would be taken to ensure nothing could possibly go wrong; a full division of Internal Security Troops were posted to active duty in the city. The Office of State Intelligence & Security's political officers within the division were given special warrants to investigate suspicious behavior. The Sir Seretse Khama International Airport would have a terminal secured for foreign dignitary arrival.

 

EDIT: Yes I see the typo I can't correct titles. I corrected it where I could.

EDIT 2: It looks like somebody fixed the title? Strange but convenient.

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The British Government thanks the African Government for their hospitality and the King has expressed a personal interest in the outcome of these negotiations as such Prime Minister Francis Urquhart will personally lead our negotiations.

 

Our hope is that we can establish avenues of economic cooperation, the expansion of maritime trade, favorable relations, and the ability for investment within areas of the African Continent that are yet not part of a centralized authority.  However the British also recognize that this relationship cannot be a new colonialism, but rather must be trade too mutual benefits, Britain has capital and organizational skills, many as of yet non-sovereign african resources have labor and natural resources, what we desire is the establishment of mutual fair and free trade.

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((I hope you don't mind if I jump to the meeting))

 

After arriving at the airport, Prime Minister Urquhart would be escorted via secure-yet-luxurious convoy to the federal government complex of Gaborone. There, in a conference room with the other AL representatives, as well as some refreshments in both various African and English styles.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Bafokeng, would personally greet the Prime Minister with a handshake and a smile, though she waited until everyone was seated to begin talking business, "Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to Gaborone, I hope your flight was pleasant. I'm glad that we finally have a chance to speak to the United Kingdom in a unified manner, I'm sure these talks will be very productive. We received your message prior to your arrival, and I am personally glad to hear that Britain wishes to avoid a return to the horrors of colonialism and economic exploitation. Do you have a specific proposal already in mind? It may be easier to start a discussion if we have something to go off of."

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Ms. Bafokeng would move on, "Well, if you have nothing to initially propose, then we can move on to what I believe may be a contentious point; reparations. Your nation claims that it is a direct descendant from the previous British state. As such, we believe that the colonial crimes of Britain must be paid for before any fair trade can be established. Events such as the British concentration camps in South Africa, which lasted from 1900 to 1902, in which at least 30,000 people died. Sadly statistics for the African losses are difficult to tabulate. The long-term exploitation of African resources by British citizens must also be considered. Of course, the Union has been dealing with the impact of these past corruptions internally, primarily through brief nationalization and redistribution of ownership of major resources. Recognizing that the post-colonial exploitation was in part a mutual act, and technically one in which the British government did not have a direct hand involved, I have been authorized to ask for 25 trillion British Pounds for the whole of Africa, or should the other nations of Africa not wish to press for reparations, we would accept 5 trillion for the crimes which happened in Southern Africa alone." She pulled a written, formal request, out of her bag and placed it on the table, "No worries, this is not just against Britain, we'll be contacting several other governments on this issue. I believe that there is currently a plan to speak with Saxony about what happened to the Herero people."

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"Sure right after France, Rome, and Germany pays reparations to us, and right after Rome pays them to Germany, and Carthage pays them to Rome, and Greece pays them to Carthage, and Persia pays them to Greece, and Babylon pays them to Persia."

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"And I am fairly sure talk of history is not beneficial to international negotiations and comparing suffering is a slippery slope" the Carthaginian representative stated. "Carthage for one will not endorse calls for reparations from states that in their current incarnation are not responsible for any offence"

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"That is fine, however, we at a minimum require reparations for the colonial actions of Britain, of which the current state of Britain claims to be the direct continuation of through royal means. If the other states of Africa do not require reparations, then of course we will lower the amount to only include the states which want them." She would take a sip of water, "To say that history holds no place in international relations would be, as far as we are concerned, incorrect. The historical actions of states build upon their overall wealth and prosperity. It would be dishonest to negotiate with a state that has what it has due to criminal actions, yet assume that it is an even playing field. No, history has momentum, none of us exist in a vacuum. As someone wiser than myself once said, "Just because you didn't cut down the tree doesn't mean you live in a forest.""

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"If South Africa wants to be libelous cunts for the sake of being edgey they can go shove a very large stick up their ass.  Britain has done many negative things in South Africa, but many positive things as well.  And certainly is not at all responsible for things such as Apartheid.  Britain outright condemns the economic black mail South Africa has brought to these negotiations and shames it for throwing a hissy fit by forcing other nations to choose between trade or fiscal ruin.  South Africa should be condemned utterly as being the national equivalent to a 18 year old emo hipster kid."

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"Royal ties to previous nations do not place the guilt of actions from the old UK in Africa squarely on the United Kingdom of today. When they attempt to colonize our nations and act as they did in the 17-20th centuries, we will consider punitive actions against those specific crimes. Until such a time, we cannot request reparations from the United Kingdom nor do we support reparations being levied."

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