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The St. Louis Connection


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As one of his first orders of business since his successful election, Perdue drafted a message to the Republic of New England:

With Respect To President John F. Kennedy,

In the interest of fostering economic, peaceful and cooperative growth in the Americas, I, President Sonny Perdue, President of the Mississippi Confederation, would like to invite you to our capital of St. Louis at your earliest convenience for a meeting concerning future relations between our respective nations.

Regards,

President Sonny Perdue; President of the Mississppi Confederation

Hopefully this would help the Confederation enter into the world stage and establish links with its neighbors, Perdue thought to himself. He hopefully waited for a reply.

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President Kennedy smiled as he read the message. Immediately, he drafted a reply:

Hello President Sonny Perdue,

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on a successful election. I would be honored to attend. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt will go with me as a part of my delegation. I look forward to visiting St. Louis.

With regards,

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Having sent the telegram, Kennedy stood up from his desk and went to prepare for his trip to St. Louis.

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As soon as the Confederates received the message, President Perdue got the Department of State going. A detachment of State employees, but also himself and his VP would be at the St. Louis airport as soon as the New England officials arrived.

The State Limousine was chosen as the vehicle for the job and it upulled up to the airport 15 minutes before the New Englanders were scheduled to land.

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An airliner descended through the air toward the St. Louis Airport. After several moments, the airliner landed upon the runway with a soft ‘plop’, slowly and steadily sliding to a smooth stop. The airliner was, indeed, from New England, as a New Englander flag could be seen emblazoned on its side.

After the door opened and a portable stairway was placed in front of it, a figure emerged. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy smiled as he took in the surrounding. The President descended the steps, followed by his brother Robert F. Kennedy. Secret Service agents escorted Secretary of Defense Franklin D. Roosevelt, carrying him down the steps. As soon as the agents got to the ground, they got Roosevelt’s wheelchair ready and the Secretary got on it.

Seeing a detachment of Confederate officials nearby, Kennedy smiled and walked toward them. Robert Kennedy and Roosevelt, as well as others, followed. “Hello, it is an honor to meet with you.” The President greeted, followed by his brother and the Secretary.

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Smiling widely, Perdue greeted them all, "Hello, sir! How do ya do! It is so nice to have you here!"

At the conclusion of the greetings he clasped his hands, "Well gentlemen, how about we hop into the car and we can get you off this tarmac and into the conference hall?"

Special attention was given to Secretary Roosevelt to make sure his transition from wheelchair to limo was comfortable and easy. The rest got in and the car was off, led and followed by Confederate Secret Service. The Limo itself flew small flags on the front corners, one of the Mississippi Confederation, one of New England.

After the short ride, the limousine pulled up to the Executive Manor (OOC: Basically the White House of my nation) and the New England officials were led inside. Once in the conference room they were offered food and drink of their choice. After they were all taken care of, Perdue began.

"I hope your trip was comfortable. Now, time for business I suppose.

We are a newly formed nation, surrounded by long established ones. Now, this continent, with the exception of some events a little while ago, has by and large been quiet and peaceful. We are not interested in changing that. To be straight-forward, we are interested in establishing a treaty with New England. You are a strong, stable and noble nation.

Now, we also realize that we do not know eachother very well. Therefore, we propose, if you accept a treaty at all, that the type be of your choosing. We will note that we are willing to enter into military agreements at this time."

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Thank you, sirs!” A grinning Roosevelt stated gratefully to the Confederate officials as they transitioned him from his wheelchair (that he requested be placed in the trunk) to the limo.

When the New Englander and Confederates arrived at the Executive Manor and were led inside. Kennedy grinned as he was offered food and drink. “You wouldn’t happen to have some martini, do you? My wife would probably kill me, but what she doesn’t know doesn’t hurt me, heh.” The President joked.

The President and his delegation listened to Perdue’s speech. When it ended, Kennedy looked at Robert and Roosevelt and nodded. The Attorney General and Secretary nodded in response. Turning to Perdue, Kennedy grinned. “We would be interested into establishing a treaty with you all. Through we have known each other for a short time, we already consider you friends. How does a MDP sound? Or would you prefer a MDoAP?

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OOC: Sorry that took so long JED, I got slammed the past couple of days.

IC:

"An MDoAP sounds nice. The Optional Aggression clause allows for more flexibility without bondage. So you would agree to one then?"

OOC: No problem. ;)

IC:

Kennedy smiled and nodded. "Yes, we would agree to this. Shall we have one drafted, and we can all sign it?" The President said.

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"Here is what we've come up with. Please feel free to take your time and puruse the document and site anything you wish to be added, changed or dropped."

Preamble

The Republic of New England and the Mississippi Confederation, hereby enter into a pact of defense and optional aggression.

Article I. Non Aggression

The undersigned nations hereby agree to non-aggression. Neither nation will engage in military or undercover operations against the other.

Article II. Free Trade

New England and the Confederacy hereby agree to free trade between their nations. All goods traded between the two nations are exempt from tariffs.

Article III. Mutual Defense

The undersigned nations agree to enter into mutual defense. An attack upon one signatory will be considered an attack upon both, and will be treated as such.

Article IV. Optional Aggression

In the event that one signatory engages in an offensive war against a third party, the other signatory is given the option to attack with them. While not required, it is encouraged.

Article V. Cancellation

This treaty can be terminated by either signatory at any time, provided that the other nation is made aware of the cancellation 48 hours in advance. This treaty is considered to still be in effect until the 48 hours is up.

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"Here is what we've come up with. Please feel free to take your time and puruse the document and site anything you wish to be added, changed or dropped."

Kennedy remained silent for several moments as he scanned the draft, his delegation doing the same. "Hm, we would prefer that the 48-hour period be changed to 96-hour period, but other than that, everything looks good. We would certainly sign it."

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"That is certainly changeable." After a minute, a new document was brought forth. Perdue signed it, then handed it to President Kennedy.

Preamble

The Republic of New England and the Mississippi Confederation, hereby enter into a pact of defense and optional aggression.

Article I. Non Aggression

The undersigned nations hereby agree to non-aggression. Neither nation will engage in military or undercover operations against the other.

Article II. Free Trade

New England and the Confederacy hereby agree to free trade between their nations. All goods traded between the two nations are exempt from tariffs.

Article III. Mutual Defense

The undersigned nations agree to enter into mutual defense. An attack upon one signatory will be considered an attack upon both, and will be treated as such.

Article IV. Optional Aggression

In the event that one signatory engages in an offensive war against a third party, the other signatory is given the option to attack with them. While not required, it is encouraged.

Article V. Cancellation

This treaty can be terminated by either signatory at any time, provided that the other nation is made aware of the cancellation 96 hours in advance. This treaty is considered to still be in effect until the 96 hours is up.

Signed;

For the Mississippi Confederation;

President Sonny Perdue

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President Kennedy signed the document, and then passed it along to the rest of his delegation to sign.

Signed for the Republic of New England,

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President

Lyndon Baines Johnson, Vice President

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Secretary of State

Robert Francis Kennedy, Attorney General

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OOC: I'll be right over.

IC:

"Splendid! Now, I realize you are all very busy men. However, if you could spare the time and so desire, I could squire you about our fair city. I don't know if you've been to St. Louis before Mr. Kennedy."

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OOC: I'll be right over.

IC:

"Splendid! Now, I realize you are all very busy men. However, if you could spare the time and so desire, I could squire you about our fair city. I don't know if you've been to St. Louis before Mr. Kennedy."

President Kennedy smiled and shook his head. "Don't worry, I have aplenty of free time. We would be interested to hear more about this wonderful city. I must say, this is the first time we've been here." He said as his delegation nodded in agreement.

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"Excellent! I'll have my men prepare a tour." After about an hour of planning, the Secret Service agents returned (OOC: These wear suits not the body armor) and the New England officials were shown back to the state limo.

"Alright, let's begin," said Perdue and the vehicle was off. It took slow passes by the waterfront, the arch, the historic downtown area. The Agents were very good guides, citing historical tidbits about many of the buildings and structures, as well as the Mississippi itself. After around two and a half hours the limousine returned to the government building and the occupants were respectfully escorted to the dining area.

Once they were all seated they were served a lavish feast of many different types of meats, drinks and vegetables.

"So, Mr. Kennedy, how do you like our city? I hope your stay has been enjoyable thus far."

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"Excellent! I'll have my men prepare a tour." After about an hour of planning, the Secret Service agents returned (OOC: These wear suits not the body armor) and the New England officials were shown back to the state limo.

"Alright, let's begin," said Perdue and the vehicle was off. It took slow passes by the waterfront, the arch, the historic downtown area. The Agents were very good guides, citing historical tidbits about many of the buildings and structures, as well as the Mississippi itself. After around two and a half hours the limousine returned to the government building and the occupants were respectfully escorted to the dining area.

Once they were all seated they were served a lavish feast of many different types of meats, drinks and vegetables.

"So, Mr. Kennedy, how do you like our city? I hope your stay has been enjoyable thus far."

The President and his delegation greatly enjoyed the tour while in the limo, making many witty comments along the way. When they were escorted to the dining area, and when Perdue poised the question, President Kennedy and his delegation grinned in appreciation. "Like? I loved it! The city is truly beautiful, and I enjoyed the tour so far." Kennedy said as his brother and Secretary of State nodded in agreement.

As he ate, President Kennedy turned to Perdue. "I must say, this is a delectable feast. We must thank you for your hospitality. I hope we can return the favor someday." He paused for a moment. "If you don't mind me asking, have you been to Boston or New York City?"

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"Actually, no. No sir, I haven't."

"Ah, I see." Kennedy smiled as he placed the utensils down. "Well, would you be interested in visiting these cities sometimes in the near-future?" The President said, his delegation nodding in agreement.

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"Ah, I see." Kennedy smiled as he placed the utensils down. "Well, would you be interested in visiting these cities sometimes in the near-future?" The President said, his delegation nodding in agreement.

"I would very much like that sir," Perdue cordially replied. He had heard stories of the New England landscape. It was said to be very beautiful and still retained a colonial charm.

"I would have to finish up a few things here, but I would like to organize a visit very soon, whenever you would have the time to have me."

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"I would very much like that sir," Perdue cordially replied. He had heard stories of the New England landscape. It was said to be very beautiful and still retained a colonial charm.

"I would have to finish up a few things here, but I would like to organize a visit very soon, whenever you would have the time to have me."

"Ah, very well. I shall look forward to your visit to New England soon. So, I take it that our business is finished, then?" President Kennedy inquired as he stood up. Robert Kennedy did the same, except Roosevelt, who was in a wheelchair.

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"Yes, sir. I hope your time here was enjoyable, once again. I am honored to have been your host." He smiled and shook each man's hand. "Now, I suppose you will be wanting to get back to your country and families." With that, the men were escorted back to the state limousine and taken to the airport and back to their aircraft.

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"And we were honored to have been your guests." President Kennedy said, while shaking Perdue's hand. After the President and his delegation bade farewell at the airport and boarded their airliner, the airliner lifted off into the air.

OOC: I guess this thread's over... ^_^

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