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On this day, the Imperium of America has been replaced by the Holy Imperium of Man. Through a desperate struggle waged with trecharous pretenders to the Emperor, we have secured all territory previously held by the IoA for the HIoM. In this, our devotion is assured. We are intent on remaining committed to all previous pacts held by the Imperium.

In addition, all other religions are forbidden from establishing themselves within the Holy Imperium of Man. There is but one accepted religion; the Imperial Cult, managed by the Ecclesiarchy. Non-Imperial Religions are subject to termination and forced deportation by the Inquisition.

On a similar subject, the Transcontinental Canal is open once-more for passage. The Policy of the HIoM is to allow all vessels for a price through in times of peace. During periods of heightened awareness vessels will be subjected to searches before being passed through the locks.

During times of war all non-allied shipping will be fired upon.

Colonialism is a subject the Imperium does not care about, either way. To say that an Empire will not colonize is to say a Child will not commit a Mistake. As such we will not support or oppose any attempts to remove or institute colonies in the Americas.

All questions are to be directed to the recently re-opened Imperial Radio. Thank You for your time.

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(OOC: Internet's back! :D)

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"It strikes us as extremely odd and hypocritical that we see New England blowing kisses to a nation that openly practices religious persecution, while seeking to condemn Nordlandic ones as much as it can, while there is no concrete evidence that they do acts as heinous as those by the Imperium. Odd, ja?"

"Anyways... while we recognize our sole South American neighbor as a stable and internationally peaceful force, we cannot bear in good conscience the fact that the Imperium, with a religion that seems to have been made for little else other than the cult of its own state and leaders, and the active prosecution of those who refuse to believe and such... we urge our neighbor to end this nonsense."

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We are shocked to know that the Imperium will ban other religions, but we are even more shocked to know that neighbor countries are supporting this persecution. We refuse to recognize this state unless it lifts this outrageous ban, and we encourage our other neighbor countries to come to their senses, no offence intended.

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"It strikes us as extremely odd and hypocritical that we see New England blowing kisses to a nation that openly practices religious persecution, while seeking to condemn Nordlandic ones as much as it can, while there is no concrete evidence that they do acts as heinous as those by the Imperium. Odd, ja?"

"Anyways... while we recognize our sole South American neighbor as a stable and internationally peaceful force, we cannot bear in good conscience the fact that the Imperium, with a religion that seems to have been made for little else other than the cult of its own state and leaders, and the active prosecution of those who refuse to believe and such... we urge our neighbor to end this nonsense."

"Now, wait a minute...just because we are interested into establishing relations with the Holy Imperium of Man doesn't necessarily mean we condone their...policies, however as 'heinous' as they may be."

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We find it rather amusing that foreign nations attempt to tell us what to do with our sovereign affairs. Official Policy is, if locating a cell of a non-Imperial Religion to call upon the Inquisition which then offers several choices. First, the accused can accept a trial by a jury of peers and plead their case. If they are found 'Not-Guilty', the religious cell will not be broken up but will be prevented from recruiting more members.

Second, the accused may refuse to even parley with the Inquisitor sent to resolve the situation. In that case they are guilty of obstructing an Imperial Official and sent to serve sentence for that crime. The religious cell is broken up.

Third, the accused actively resists attempts by the Inquisitor to gather information and come to an unbiased decision. This is treason against the Imperium and is punishable by death or deportation. While we recognize this may be a bit harsh, such is the rules for defending the Holy Imperium.

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We find it rather amusing that foreign nations attempt to tell us what to do with our sovereign affairs. Official Policy is, if locating a cell of a non-Imperial Religion to call upon the Inquisition which then offers several choices. First, the accused can accept a trial by a jury of peers and plead their case. If they are found 'Not-Guilty', the religious cell will not be broken up but will be prevented from recruiting more members.

Second, the accused may refuse to even parley with the Inquisitor sent to resolve the situation. In that case they are guilty of obstructing an Imperial Official and sent to serve sentence for that crime. The religious cell is broken up.

Third, the accused actively resists attempts by the Inquisitor to gather information and come to an unbiased decision. This is treason against the Imperium and is punishable by death or deportation. While we recognize this may be a bit harsh, such is the rules for defending the Holy Imperium.

Why not just offer a third option--let them leave the nation peaceably? That would quiet the majority of those who disaprove of your policies--among which we have to number ourselves. Rest assured, however, we will take no action against you.

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Tennessee will continue relations with the Imperium of Man especially through the BTP. The Government of Tennessee does not really care what goes on inside your nation and we know it is not our place to impose any idea on you or anyone else. Wars are bad. Religious and ideological ones are worse.

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Something we are eternally grateful for. Tennessee continues to show the wisdom which has allowed it to prosper in the Americas. As for emigration, citizens are free to leave if they so choose.

We meant by our suggestion was that if a person is known to practice a religion other than the proscribed one, they be offered the option to leave voluntarily.

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Silly religious zealots.

"Highly amusing. We are a Libertarian nation and most of the core of our leadership has no religion. Yet, we believe in the inherit right of an individual to think and believe in whatever he wants - why bar them from doing so?"

"But now, since the Imperium has clarified that they may voluntarily leave their nation, most of our grievances have been buried. Yet, we still find it nonsensical to pressure a populace's spiritual beliefs from one thing to another. Ah well, we'll drop it, none of our business anymore."

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The only factories around the globe of GTI's that did not blow up were the Imperium's; but they were taken by the Imperium a long time ago when Jerrey sent a letter to his friend...

EDIT: OOC: Incase you didn't see it, GTI is gone. Aperture Science is in Diberia fighting a rebellion secretly. Both sides have the materials for a long war. So Diberia is dark. We should make a RP of "relighting" Diberia. PM me if your interested.

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"Highly amusing. We are a Libertarian nation and most of the core of our leadership has no religion. Yet, we believe in the inherit right of an individual to think and believe in whatever he wants - why bar them from doing so?"

We do not stop them from doing what they want. They're free to be religious zealots, we merely find their antics silly.

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"Highly amusing. We are a Libertarian nation and most of the core of our leadership has no religion. Yet, we believe in the inherit right of an individual to think and believe in whatever he wants - why bar them from doing so?"

Tennessee is Libertarian as well. Kinda going with that, we of course give a large amount of freedoms and liberties to our citizens. Basically anything except initiation of force to meet an end. This is also the foreign policy of the government. Really 'live and let live' and 'diplomacy of war'. Frankly, we don't care what you do internally. It is not our place or in our capacity to make anyone do otherwise. While of course we believe democracy and freedom are the way to go, we will not force this on people. Some ideologies pretty much reject them. That's fine. They can exist. As this relates to the Imperium, we will not cease trade or relations based on their ways.

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