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The government of Great Britain received a private, encrypted message from the foreign ministry of Saxony. The security would serve two purposes: first and foremost, it would ensure that the talks between the two governments would remain secret. But in addition, it would help to demonstrate the attention Saxony has been paying to the details of its electronic security, which had received large upgrades after a government-sanctioned subsidy of science had increased two-fold the number of workers the nation had with expertise in the growing field of information technology and its military applications.

In the message itself, the Saxons expressed concerns regarding the superior British naval presence and the creation of an exclusive economic zone in the English channel. The government sought a guarantee of passage through the channel for its civilian and economic assets, as well as the British position on Saxon military presence in the waterway as a major transit zone, on the recent claim to Denmark of the Icelanders, and additionally on the happenings on the continent. It was hoped that the two nations would be able to work together towards a prosperous future, and the Saxon foreign minister eagerly awaited a reply.

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The British Government would reply on an encrypted channel:

 

In regards to inquiries:

1)  Britain has no intention of restricting civilian traffic through the channel, unless the ship is transiting to and from Nations at conflict or under explicit embargo, or the carrying of goods deemed illegal.  Normal commerce in times of peace will be unrestricted as it tradition.

2)  The Royal Navy's size and presence is a matter of British Sovereignty, by the same token it greatly depends on the Admiralty's judgements what other vessels are in the English channel and should transit through.  Categorically warships from nations outside the region save for those with friendly relations with Britain would have a strong presumption of denial to transit the channel or patrol it.  Regional powers with unfriendly relations would also have it.  Regional powers with friendly or neutral relations for most assets would have a presumption of acceptance but not a universal one to transit the channel, but permission would be required to patrol it.  

3)  The British position on the Denmark issue is currently neutral, we seek there to be no conflict, at the same time we find it worrisome that the Swedish Claimant spoke of a personal union with the French as we feel that this would represent a genuine threat to the Balance of Europe.  It is our view that Denmark and the Strait should be controlled by an independent power, and its straits be preferably internationalized for the Baltic nations whom otherwise have no access to the Sea.  

 

Britain seeks a balanced Europe in which no power has preferential treatment on the continent or seniority super-cedes others rights to a peaceful rise, however, Britain remains prepared to take action coordinated or unilateral to secure that objective.  

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[Private]

(Encrypted using AES-256)

"While the official British position during the recent reclamation of Greenland was one of neutrality, the allowance of our major invasion force to move through the north sea without prior assurances to your nation did not go unnoticed or unappreciated within the Saxon ranks. In gratitude, and recognition of our geographic proximity, the Supreme General wishes to offer to the Crown a treaty with provisions for intelligence sharing, non-aggression, and mutual defense with the Grünreich we have established in Greenland." Edited by Hereno
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