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Real Estate Auction. Western Hemisphere Antarctica


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A large international meeting was called. Dragonisia was selling off its claims in the Western Hemisphere (or at least trying to) in order to placate the powers of S. and North America who didn't want a government from across the oceans "on their turf" so to speak. It was an act of diplomatic good will and a huge economic maneuver. There were billions in untapped resources in the continental and ice shelf including a huge supply of fresh drinking water locked in ice.

The Auctioneer announced to all parties present (and anyone from North or South America may be present by invitation) that bidding would start at no less than 500 billion dollars. The entire shelf was not up for sale, one major naval/air/trading port on the western portion was being held in reserve, only about 100 square miles of land. If no one bid, the land would remain in Dragonisia's possession.

"We are also accepting block bids, if you can negotiate such with other parties and then the land could after be partitioned amongst yourselves as desired. Bidders will also be required to sign a friendship pact with Dragonisia allowing for free-transit and free-trade at the minimum as well as a promise to help ensure the safety and security of the local trade settlement."

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"600 Billion on the books between Centurius and Lubeck!"... The auctioneer would start the standard count down.

"Do I hear 700? 700 billion!? Anyone? 700 billion for a huge chunk of Antarctica! Free from fallout! You just need to thaw her out to make her useful and untold resource reserves could be resting just beneath the surface!"

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Lubeck and I will bid 600 billion together

OOC: haha oh wow what the $%&@.

IC: We'd condemn Dragonisia for asking for such a disproportionally amount of money for a land that cannot receive any kind of development or exploitable resources without having to employ extremely advanced (and expensive) technology... but since someone actually big more than that... we can't complain!

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"We think the vast majority of the Cholan people would be benefited by the sale of the land to fund projects in more densely populated areas than to try and administer such a far flung presence and it's going to soften a lot of nations diplomatic concerns about the imperialist intent of Dragonisia based on the old days of Empire. That said, everyone wins if this auction is completed."

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Dranagg must ask. "Why didn't Dragonisia talk to the I.S.A.F. about the possiblity of them buying the land first before selling it off to the world?"

"Here's your chance, ISAF is welcome to bid."

The auctioneer continued, "Going once.."

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Ha. If you think so.

All Cholan people who are unhappy with this may always find a home in Manchuria, this country is nothing of the old Dragon Empire we knew.

"How incredibly, and sadly, true. Those folks are just as welcome in India or Tasmania and we'll pay relocation expenses."

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"We are curious, though... the Imperial Union has been recently ravaged by biological attacks, and probably still has a lot of recovering to do. 600 Billion is roughly twice the nation's yearly budget. Revenues from the purchased land will likely be minimal - even with research licenses and tourism, it will take centuries to recoup the costs of the transaction.

No, we're not contesting anyone who wishes to buy the land... but it is mind-blowing and logic-defying for a crippled nation to plunge into extremely deep debt by buying a piece of land that will remain virtually worthless for God knows how long."

EDIT: "The Imperial Union most definitively has gotten its priorities wrong. A sheet of ice, more important than a suffering population? Dear, what kind of world we live in nowadays?"

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ooc: Mind you a habitable Antarctica may be a goal with chasing if they feel their current possessions are irreversibly contaminated.

OOC: Well, most certainly de-contaminating would be less costly than buying the land and then having to provide livable conditions in a (literally) frozen continent where temperatures are almost always below 0... unless his population was reduced to a few thousand, which wouldn't justify buying the whole of the land either way.

EDIT: Or maybe it might be worth for him in the end. Well, as you said, if his nation's condition is irreversible... which I'm bound to believe it isn't for the time being.

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"We are curious, though... the Imperial Union has been recently ravaged by biological attacks, and probably still has a lot of recovering to do. 600 Billion is roughly twice the nation's yearly budget. Revenues from the purchased land will likely be minimal - even with research licenses and tourism, it will take centuries to recoup the costs of the transaction.

No, we're not contesting anyone who wishes to buy the land... but it is mind-blowing and logic-defying for a crippled nation to plunge into extremely deep debt by buying a piece of land that will remain virtually worthless for God knows how long."

EDIT: "The Imperial Union most definitively has gotten its priorities wrong. A sheet of ice, more important than a suffering population? Dear, what kind of world we live in nowadays?"

"You are forgetting something important, Ice, while currently living on water from aid we need autonomy on that level, a starving people can better be ruled than one without water not to forget Economic Policy before the war build up large reserves especially as a minimum amount of money was invested in Military"

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