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OOC: Just one note. The attack referred to is NOT the attack by Timor and Tanis, but the secret atack by Triyun.

IC: The crowd was almost silent. The newly sworn-in President himself was going to make a speach within sight of one of the destroyed power plants. Behind him, its ruins, and the ruins of the homes that had been caught in the blast, could be seen.

Finally, he stepped up to the podium erected for this purpose. He was clad, not in a business suit, but the uniform and gear that he'd worn when in the marines.

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As he cleared his throat to speak, what nboise there was faded away completely.

"Today, I stand before you, not just as your president, but as one of you, a citizen of this great and free nation. I, too, lost much in this devastating atack, not because I lost anything considered belonging to me, but because when we experience losses on this scale, no one in the entire nation is unaffected.

"But it is not an ending. We are bruised, but not beaten down. We are bloodied, but not broken beyond repair. We are damaged, but not destroyed.

"Damage will be repaired. We will rebuild. We will heal. It will take the efforts of every single member of this nation, but by God, we will not go quietly into the night. We will not let this devastation break our will to survive.

"To whomever was behind the attack, though we are hurting, we are not out of it. In an odd way, I feel we must thank you, for opening our eyes to the truth--that though we are a peaceful nation, that does not mean we have no enemies who would see us destroyed, and are fully capable of such action. I say to you, never again. Never again will we be caught unawares. Never again will our homes, our families, our lives be destroyed without making the you pay a dear price--in blood.

As for the rest of the world, we ask, not for charity, but assistance in our hour of need. Help us rebuild. We will not forget those who help us, especially those having no obligation to do so."

He stepped back, clearly finished, and the crowd burst into thunderous applause. Immediately, he stepped down, talking personally to each citizen he could, asking the citizens who were better off to help, whether it be by monetary or material contributions, labor, or to simply go home and continue to work in whatever way they could to support the economy. Just because they were physically rebuilding did not mean they would neglect any other aspect.

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"The Republic of Rebel Virginia would like to take credit for the attack on Promised Land. As you can clearly see, we made one of the world's most advanced and powerful nations in the world tremble and hurt. This is the power that is Rebel Virginia. We are a force to be reckoned with." proclaimed Press Secretary Brawnson.

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"The Republic of Rebel Virginia would like to take credit for the attack on Promised Land. As you can clearly see, we made one of the world's most advanced and powerful nations in the world tremble and hurt. This is the power that is Rebel Virginia. We are a force to be reckoned with." proclaimed Press Secretary Brawnson.

Yes, you may be a force to be reckoned with, but you were allied to us at the time. We don't think you dishonorable enough to actually violate any agreement you make.

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Yes, you may be a force to be reckoned with, but you were allied to us at the time. We don't think you dishonorable enough to actually violate any agreement you make.

"You obviously do not know us very well then. Rebel Virginia takes full responsibility for the attack. We can also provide proof that we do have the technology to pull such an attack off. Though it would be unwise for most nations to give away such secrets, we find it to be in our interest to make the full extent of our power known to the world."

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"You obviously do not know us very well then. Rebel Virginia takes full responsibility for the attack. We can also provide proof that we do have the technology to pull such an attack off. Though it would be unwise for most nations to give away such secrets, we find it to be in our interest to make the full extent of our power known to the world."

We still do not believe it. And besides, most of the world would believe it an act of terror on a recognized state. If you were truly responsible, you might have half the world bearing down on you, through actions not of our own making.

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We still do not believe it. And besides, most of the world would believe it an act of terror on a recognized state. If you were truly responsible, you might have half the world bearing down on you, through actions not of our own making.

"If the world wishes to come to us then let them come. Our rivers shall run red with the blood of infidels."

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Hm, Byzantium wonders of the legitimacy of Rebel Virginia's claims, considering their technological levels and the fact that they were allied to Promised Land at the time. It does not make sense.

"We are not surprised to see you simpletons failing to see the genius of our strategy. By pretending to be allies of the infidels we were given a golden moment to strike. Fear us, lest ye all be outwitted by us yet again."

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"We are not surprised to see you simpletons failing to see the genius of our strategy. By pretending to be allies of the infidels we were given a golden moment to strike. Fear us, lest ye all be outwitted by us yet again."

Hm, but if you use that strategy too many times, your enemies will learn it and they will use it to beat you at your own game, one way or another. Besides, thanks for telling us that.

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Official Press Statement from the Republic of Tanis

The recent events that have occurred in the Oceanic region has truly shaken the world and the region. We don't know the devastation that suddenly occurred in the Promised Land, but the world must know that our nation is committed to a stable force in the region.

As of today, we hope the government of Promised Land accepts medical and engineering elements of 2nd and 3rd Light Infantry Brigades as well as part of an Combat Aviation Brigade, solely equipped with Chinooks and UH-60s.

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"We are not surprised to see you simpletons failing to see the genius of our strategy. By pretending to be allies of the infidels we were given a golden moment to strike. Fear us, lest ye all be outwitted by us yet again."

Sadly, you have just made us less likely to trust you...

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"An inspiring speech, indeed.

Saboria would gladly help Promised Land to rebuild, be it monetary help you request, materials or manpower."

"A big portion of what we need is materials and monetary aid. In most areas, we have no shortage of manpower."

We can of course offer any type of aid necessary to our friends.

"We repeat the message we addressed to Saboria. But probably, the best thing you could do for us at the present time is help us secure our borders to prevent another such attack. this would do much to ease the minds of the populace and prevent undue panic."

Official Press Statement from the Republic of Tanis

The recent events that have occurred in the Oceanic region has truly shaken the world and the region. We don't know the devastation that suddenly occurred in the Promised Land, but the world must know that our nation is committed to a stable force in the region.

As of today, we hope the government of Promised Land accepts medical and engineering elements of 2nd and 3rd Light Infantry Brigades as well as part of an Combat Aviation Brigade, solely equipped with Chinooks and UH-60s.

"We gladly accept, as our military is being overworked as it is, supervising security checkpoints, aiding in construction, etc."

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The speech was inspiring, indeed. We may be willing to lend you some aid and assistance...
The Imperium is willing to ship some aid to Promised Land. We are sorry for your losses.

"We gladly thank both of you for these offers. What we most need are construction materials and tools, and the money to pay for whatever else we may need."

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The wonders of the rail system we constucted together allows quick transport of materials throughout the continent. So, with Promised Land's blessing, we shall load the equipment of three of our heavy brigades and have them at key points throughout Promised Land within two days. The men of these Brigades will fly ahead so the officers can brief your own military personnel.

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"A big portion of what we need is materials and monetary aid. In most areas, we have no shortage of manpower."

"Then we shall send what is needed. We already are preparing transports. Additionally, 5% of this year's budget will be sent in form of monetary aid."

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The wonders of the rail system we constucted together allows quick transport of materials throughout the continent. So, with Promised Land's blessing, we shall load the equipment of three of our heavy brigades and have them at key points throughout Promised Land within two days. The men of these Brigades will fly ahead so the officers can brief your own military personnel.

They will be welcomed personally by our troops.

Freighters laden to the brim with Imperial construction equipment made superfluous by the completion of *CLASSIFIED* have begun steaming west from Imperial Center towards Promised Land. We hope it does you good.
"Then we shall send what is needed. We already are preparing transports. Additionally, 5% of this year's budget will be sent in form of monetary aid."

Again, we thank you all for your generosity. Your aid in our time of need will not be forgotten.

***Official announcement from DUNES news agency***

In addition to the aid pouring in from nations sympathetic to our needs, we have just received word that the Königlich-Preußische Hauptbank, the Kingdom of Prussia Headbank, has consented to build their regional headquarters for the Oceanic region in Melbourne, with the use of completely local labor. They have also authorized a 0% loan of 3 billion Nordmarks to aid in reconstruction efforts.

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You are an example for the world to follow, a people that have been attacked yet still have the will to go on. The Hansa's hearts go out to Promised Land and after our own sufferings in the past this shows further that we all must stick together through the darkest of times. Therefore, five freighters will be sent to your nation to provide fresh food and water. We have enclosed grains and salted fish for your people and we hope that this aid will be accepted in your times of trouble.

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