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Agostinho Neto
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Albuquerque, AUS

As soon as Minister Cavanagh of Tahoe stepped down the airplane, a small convoy consisting of two police cars and an old fashioned limousine reached the small airstrip of Albuquerque's airport. For Cavanagh it was jump in the past. Everyone is wearing 1950s style clothes. Cars and advertisements clearly belong to another era. Everything seems to be resembling the cold war during the 50s. Many propaganda posters warn the people on the communist threat. The limousine is waiting for the Minister, and as soon as he sits in the back seats, the convoy begins to move towards Albuquerque's main road.

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The settlement appears to be small, but very peaceful and organized, yet it is the capital of a nation, or rather a micro-nation. Its three thousand inhabitants are all gathered on the sidewalks to cheer the representatives of the Tahoe Republic. Children wave flags from the windows and lend their arms toward the convoy, everyone seems to be happy for the visit, specially from a powerful neighbour guaranteeing independence and stability.

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Once reached the parliament building, the convoy stops right infront of President Rothenberg and Foreign Minister Lee O. Willard. A big banner says "Welcome to the Union State". Vice President William Lee O'Daniel is also attending the welcome ceremony.

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As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cathal Cavanagh spent most of his time in Cruachan dealing with affairs of state and instead sending ambassadors to other nations.

Here in the American Union though, he felt right at home...oh the land looked nothing like home, but other than that mainstreet Albuquerque could be any other Tahoan town. In other words, the somewhat out of date architecture fit right in. In Tahoe, there were countless places one would think it was still 1809 not 2009, after all.

Walking up the stairs, Minister Cavanagh met and shook hands with the Unions leaders, all while waving to the crowd.

"I thank you for your welcome, Mr. President."

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With the crowd gathering infront of the Parliament building, President Rothenberg takes a step towards Minister Cavanagh to shake his hand while journalists attempt to take some photos to publish on tomorrow's newspaper "I must thank you Mister Cavanagh, thank you for your visit". Rothenberg steps closers to the microphones, right next to Mister Cavanagh and the rest of AUS representatives. Soon the crowd turns silent to listen the President's speech.

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"Hello nifty America! We live in an age of poverty, greed, violence, destruction. How did it come to this America? How did your leaders allow the most powerful nation on Bob to die? The answer is really quite simple. Incompetence. Incompetence at the highest echelons of power. We put our trust, our faith, in halfwits. Our intrepid leaders had everything they wanted; power, wealth, prestige. It made them lazy America. Oh yes, and laziness breeds stupidity. Rest assured, I will not make the mistakes of my predecessors. When President Rothenberg builds a country, he builds it to last. The American Way. Don’t you, my darling America, deserve that? Don’t you deserve a future free of war, and fear, and terrible uncertainty? Of course you do. As President of the Union State, you have my solemn pledge. That I will never rest, never rest, until we have we have what we deserve. Freedom... the sovereign right of every American! Thank you."

"Let's get inside" says Vice President William Lee O'Daniel. The Parliament building appears to be nothing more than a Town Hall, but in its smallness it is the very heart of the American Union State. In all rooms and corridors there are pictures and photos of the past Presidents of the United States, photos of soldiers challenging the rebels in the southern desert, near the border with Mexico, and many sculptures of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson. The meeting is held in a big room with a round table where President Rothenberg, Vice President William Lee O'Daniel, Minister Lee O. Willard and Minister Cavanagh will be able to talk without being heard by anyone. Two armed soldiers salute the delegation and open the doors, to let them in. Once the door are closed, the meeting can officially begin.

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President Rothenberg takes the word and stands up, moving closer to a graphic. The graphic shows communist activities in Western America before and after Tahoe's anti communist policies, while the graphic regarding New mexico, still shows significant red activities in 4 or 5 districts, except the central one, secured by the Enclave troops. "Very well, let's get straight to the point. Communism is a lie. Communism is the very definition of failure. Democracy is non-negotiable. Communism is a temporary setback on the road of freedom. We, the Enclave, are committed to build a society free from communism and poverty. We will build a place to truly call home. And indeed, we need the help of the Tahoe Republic. Not long time ago, Communism was a taboo word, today Mr Cavanagh, Communism is the very trend of international politics. The American Union State will never, ever, ever accept Communist rule on our soil, on the soil of New Mexico. Indeed, the Enclave is willing to cooperate with Tahoe on this matter, on eradicating the red threat on our country and aknowledging Tahoe's success on the issue, we will gladly listen your suggestions to eradicate the reds from the blessed soil of America." The President steps aside, then takes place back on his chair.

Edited by President Rothenberg
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"Tahoe too views communism as an abomination, the lazy mans path to riches, the opiate of the masses. Hard working honest men have never succumed to such a lie, nor shall they. Yet communism of today is not the communism of the last decades. It is not a violent red horde who seeks to crush its enemies. That is, in our victory against communism we essentially agreed that if they, the communists sought never to impose their beliefs, neither would we. And so we have peace.

Yet in our nations, communism must remain illegal, for we know better. Any practicing communist must be arrested, communist parties must be illegal, yet, even more than these reactionary practicies, the conditions for communism must never exist. Small, responsible government in a capitalist society will never fall to communism because the conditions do not exist. The people are free and the wealth flows.

As a sign to our commitment, Tahoe is willing to extend the hand of friendship to the American Union. We will promise to protect America and provide it with an economic stimulus package in return for a token amount of goods as a sign of our friendship (OOC: tech deal...?)"

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"Tahoe too views communism as an abomination, the lazy mans path to riches, the opiate of the masses. Hard working honest men have never succumed to such a lie, nor shall they. Yet communism of today is not the communism of the last decades. It is not a violent red horde who seeks to crush its enemies. That is, in our victory against communism we essentially agreed that if they, the communists sought never to impose their beliefs, neither would we. And so we have peace.

Yet in our nations, communism must remain illegal, for we know better. Any practicing communist must be arrested, communist parties must be illegal, yet, even more than these reactionary practicies, the conditions for communism must never exist. Small, responsible government in a capitalist society will never fall to communism because the conditions do not exist. The people are free and the wealth flows.

As a sign to our commitment, Tahoe is willing to extend the hand of friendship to the American Union. We will promise to protect America and provide it with an economic stimulus package in return for a token amount of goods as a sign of our friendship (OOC: tech deal...?)"

"No conditions for a communist uprising, freedom and wealth. This is the key to success." Rothenberg stands up and steps closer to the graphic once again. There are a few leaflets on the top right corner, he grabs them and gives one to the people in the room. "Here's our new piece of anti-red propaganda, more posters and leaflets are going to be printed and spread across New Mexico in the next week"

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"Of course we agree, we have prepared a few papers before your arrival, and the Ford Motor Company is also willing to extends its business in Tahoe. This is the treaty of mutual cooperation and security"

ARTICLE I

The Parties undertake, to settle any international disputes in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that national security and justice are not endangered.

ARTICLE II

The Parties will contribute toward the further development of peaceful and friendly international relations by strengthening their free institutions, by bringing about a better understanding of the principles upon which these institutions are founded, and by promoting conditions of stability and well-being. They will seek to eliminate conflict in their international economic policies and will encourage economic collaboration between them.

ARTICLE III

The Parties, individually and in cooperation with each other, by means of continuous and effective self-help and mutual aid will maintain and develop, subject to their constitutional provisions, their capacities to resist armed attack.

ARTICLE IV

The Parties will consult together from time to time regarding the implementation of this Treaty, and, at the request of either Party, whenever the security of the American Union State or international peace and security in North America is threatened.

ARTICLE V

Each Party recognizes that an armed attack against either Party in the territories under the administration of the American Union State would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares that it would act to meet the common danger in accordance with its constitutional provisions and processes.

ARTICLE VI

For the purpose of contributing to the security of the American Union State and the maintenance of international peace and security in North America, the Tahoe Republic is granted the use by its land and air forces facilities and areas in New Mexico.

ARTICLE VII

This Treaty shall be ratified by Tahoe and the American Union State in accordance with their respective constitutional processes and will enter into force on the date on which the instruments of ratification thereof have been exchanged by them in Albuquerque.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed this Treaty.

DONE in duplicate at Albuquerque in the English and Irish languages, both equally authentic, this 3rd day of May, 2009.

FOR THE AMERICAN UNION STATE:

President Rothenberg

Vice President William Lee O'Daniel

Foreign Minister Lee O. Willard

FOR THE TAHOE REPUBLIC:

((OOC: Ok :awesome: ))

Edited by President Rothenberg
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OOC: Lol true :P thats a leaflet from the second red scare in the 50's - 60's

OOC: From a conversation:

[19:53] Baron_Überstein: Uberstein needs to issue a how to spot a communist thing

[19:54] Baron_Überstein: "Does he have a stylish beard? Does he give to charity? Does he bleed acid? He may just be a COMMUNIST"

[19:54] Lynneth L, d, Serpentas: lul

Propaganda in those days was better. :v:

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