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Naval vessels carrying Marine landing teams would commence landing troops on the following islands. Linosa, Lampedusa, Pantelleria, Kerkennah, and Djerba Islands. The troops would quickly begin setting up patrol bases, establishing security checkpoints, and surveying the islands which they have found nearly uninhabited. Warrants from the King would establish the Islands as the official property of the Kingdom of Malta. 

 

Polish settlers from the cramped confines of their camp would begin arriving on Djerba nearly immediately and commence rebuilding the abandoned structures they find. 

 

Science detachments, intelligence teams, and engineering companies would arrive at the other islands and begin creating small enclaves for scientific research and intelligence collection purposes. 

 

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ooc, malta's 30 days are over.

 

 

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Power, water, sewer, and roads have been upgraded or are in the process of being built where needed on the newly acquired islands. The Polish Island of Djerba, now renamed Little Warsaw, is a different story. Hundreds of Poles and Maltese work diligently to restore the Island to its full productivity. The purpose being to provide the new citizens of Malta, yet their own very distinct ethnic group, a suitable home and one that can support them properly. Further, the government of Malta isn't blind to the benefit of having an agricultural base of sorts that reduces Malta's need for imported food. 

 

Two Polish Militia Battalions have been raised and equipped with .303 Bolt Action Rifles and .303 Vickers Machine guns. The National Firearms Control Act prohibits ownership of weapons that aren't on a list for the purposes of collecting military antiques. To equip this mostly civilian force, Parliament passed an act that granted 1200 permits at the same time to the Poles so that they could legally own and use government purchased and gifted antiques for their Militia. Of course, this is an interim measure but the Poles seem content with their venerable weapons and the training being provided by Maltese instructors who seek to build on the former White Army's soldiers experience and training. 

 

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Work continues, the minor islands the work is mostly completed. Small settlements with research stations and intelligence gathering outposts are ready for occupation. Several hundred Armed Malta Forces service members and their families take up residence in their new homes. The Island of Djerba is a bit more complicated, but work is ongoing. The Polish Militia Battalion is drilling under the direction of Order Special Forces trainers and work to get the Island's infrastructure up to full capacity is still going strong. 

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More settlers are arriving on Djerba. Heavy equipment has arrived in strength enough to speed up the repairing of the homes and infrastructure. The Polish Miliysia Unit is also nearly finished with its retraining and the Armed Forces Malta has agreed to allow them to join the AMF as a reserve Batallion Combat Team (Independent) with an additional 2 companies to be raised and intergrated into the Armed Forces Malta local reserve unit scheme.

 

The other islands are fully occupied with their small detachments and the newly arrived citizens are settling in well to their new lives.

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The finishing touches are being performed on Djerba as the bulk of the work has been completed. The Polish settlers have all arrived at their new home and are busily building lives of meaning and purpose for themselves. The Djerba Battalion Combat Team is entered inter the register of the Armed Malta Forces along with two local defense militia companies. The Djerba Battalion requests permission to expand the Djerba holding and is given permission to do so. The former White Army soldiers, along with an Order of Hospitallars Battalion make their way across the cause way linking Djerba to mainland Africa and are soon busy moving deeper into all of Tunsia. 

 

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Additional units are sent ashore from Maltese Navy Troop transports who send in the 3rd and 4th Spartan Marines. The 2nd Malta Airborne Brigade gets a chance to demonstrate its prowess as well as they descend on and around Tunis. 

 

Reports are alarming at first, huge swaths of the countryside are shockingly deserted. Villages lay in ruins, cities in despair. Tunis alone seems to be the only city with a native population. The visit of the First Hope Fleet proved useful in the sense that the citizens of Tunis knew they needed help and were more than willing to take it. Though, for how long that might be is certainly an interesting question.

 

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A ceremony for Djerba and the other islands is being planned. They are now fully integrated into Malta and will shortly have their own presence in Parliament if they warrant such.

 

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Tunisia is a tough place for some. The heat, the desert, the radiation, the chemical quagmire left from the fighting, and the un-exploded ordinance. Marines, Paratroopers, Ordermen, and Poles are hard at work cleaning and fixing. Decontaminating Tunisia is projected to take centuries but at least the cities themselves can be made fit for habitation. The question remains, given how many of them are deserted without a single trace of life, which cities?

 

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The Islands and Djerba are now fully integrated into the Kingdom of Malta. Their members of Parliament have been elected and local governments organized. The Island of Djerba has attracted quite the population of expatriate Poles, giving them a formidable influence in Parliament, which isn't all that big of a worry as the Maltese experienced similar issues with the arrival of the Landfallian refugees several years ago. It some how all worked out for the better.

 

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The reclamation of Tunis and Tunisia is ongoing. Clean up efforts are hampered by critical shortages in equipment designed to deal with nuclear and biological warfare clean up. While things are moving along in fits and starts, the project is expected to pay off in the long run. For now, the 2nd Airborne Brigade, 3rd and 4th Spartan Marines, and the Polish Independent Battalion are working doubly hard at bringing relief to the few survivors that have been discovered.

 

The King of Malta grants a Royal Warrant naming Tunisia a holding of the crown along with Djerba, and the China Trade Concession. Parliament allows it knowing that the all time high popularity of the King would make a political fight dangerous for their future aspirations. 

 

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Tunisia's services and utilities are well underway to being restored. A census reports that nearly 93 percent of the prewar population is gone. The 7 percent that remains is in dire straits. To address those concerns the King funds a Tunisian Relief Fund from his own personal funds. The Relief Fund quickly becomes seen as a cause worth making donations to by other wealthy Maltese citizens and before long it finds itself a well endowed charitable organization. 

 

For now, the remaining native population is gathered into a central area in Tunis that has been cleared of radiation and or other contaminants. They are given medical care, clothing, and food to begin recovering from their dreadful ordeal. Most begin petitioning the King's representatives to be sworn in as citizens of Malta nearly immediate, which isn't possible. To circumvent this issue they are allowed to swear fealty to the King directly and as retainers of the King they are then allowed to take the Maltese citizenship exam. 

 

 

 

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Much of the damage to Tunis and outlying areas has been cleared. The battered population has been relocated to some of the less devestated subburbs outside of Tunis itself. Repairs to their new homes are ongoing, but for now they have running water, food, and power. These things alone are a massive increase to their comfort levels. In the desert numerous small tribes of roaming desert nomads have been contacted. Attempts to induce them into settling in the protected suburbs have proven futile. 

 

By order of the King, the tribes are allowed to roam freely and are given access to the Maltese Medical Scheme providing they register themselves and their children to said scheme. Clinics are slated to be built allowing these reclusive desert dwellers access to medical care at points far from the crowded city streets that they shun so aggressively. 

 

Scholarships are made available to any of the desert tribesmen who wish to study in Malta and the Maltese Desert Police is formed allowing the Desert Tribesmen to appoint their own Police Force. Those appointed are to undergo two months of training before being deployed back to their tribal groups where they'll answer to their Tribal leaders and the King of Malta. 

 

The Special Tribal Autonomous Zone is further established which bars heavy construction of any type in a large swath of the Tunisian desert and leaves it exclusively to the use of the Tribals. While liberal elements of Maltese society are up in arms over certain practices, genital mutilation being one of them, by the Tribals that the liberals contend to be barbaric, the King has given his assurances that any woman fleeing from genital mutilation will be given succor by Maltese authorities. 

 

Given the paucity of information on the Tribals it is very difficult to ascertain how wide spread this custom actually is, though efforts are ongoing to learn more.

 

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A formal declaration of incorporation into the National Government of Malta is issued and the survivors of Tunisia are granted Maltese citizenship and all the rights and responsibilities that go with it. Not all are pleased by this, but most are willing to give it a try. The Tunisian Reparations Act of Parliament allows any survivor of Tunisia who wishes to depart to do so with all the necessary papers and a generous cash settlement with assistance relocating in a place of their choice. A few take this offer given the absolute wasteland they live in, but not too many. 

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A celebration is planned for uniting Tunisia with Malta. The population is mostly battered survivors of a horrific civil war, hard working clean up crews, hard working rail crews under the formidable Cullen Bohanon, and the hard sweating and hard working Polish Independent Battalion. The King's Royal Horse Regiment is given a base in Tunisia, not far from Tunis. A local force regiment is authorized called the King's Tunisian Regiment and given funding to begin recruiting from the survivor and nomadic desert population. The Special Tribal Zone is still in force and will remain so until otherwise decided by the King. 

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