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Noting the prosperity, openness, and freedom of their New Englander neighbor – and apparently following the example of Pennsylvania into joining the Union several weeks before – the New Jersey government, in conjunction with the Protector-General, lobbied Boston to “enter the Union as a full-fledged state.” The populace supported this.

And so both houses of the National Assembly, as they had done in the case of Pennsylvania, began debating of whether New Jersey should be admitted as a State or being held as a Protectorate any longer. Finally, after weeks of deliberations, the Assembly voted to admit New Jersey as the Twelfth state in the Union. With that, the Protectorate of New Jersey was promptly dissolved and replaced with the State of New Jersey. General Mark Clark resigned his position as Protector-General (looking “happy and relieved”) and turned over power to the new state government. Jon Corzine was elected as the first Governor of New Jersey (his first official act as Governor was to relocate the state capital from Newark back to Trenton).

With that, New England welcomes its new brothers with open arms.

OOC: I might consider annexing my entire protectorate. :awesome:

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Xaristan watches the expansion of New England with concern. They were not given the protectorate to service their imperialistic means, they were given it to hold in trust for new, stable governments to rise in the area. This expansion violates both the spirit and the trust that the protectorate was given in. Xaristan condemns this current, previous, and any future expansion New England undertakes.

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Xaristan watches the expansion of New England with concern. They were not given the protectorate to service their imperialistic means, they were given it to hold in trust for new, stable governments to rise in the area. This expansion violates both the spirit and the trust that the protectorate was given in. Xaristan condemns this current, previous, and any future expansion New England undertakes.

OOC: Uh, New Jersey wasn't a part of the Xaristan protectorate, and the only part of the former Xaristan protectorate that I annexed was PA... :huh:

IC: We are a bit confused by this. New Jersey wasn't a part of the protectorate that Xaristan gave us; in fact, it was established before Xaristan gave its protectorate to us. The only part that we 'expanded' into was Pennsylvania, and that was because the people there wanted to join New England. But we understand Xaristan's concern.

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OOC: Uh, New Jersey wasn't a part of the Xaristan protectorate, and the only part of the former Xaristan protectorate that I annexed was PA... :huh:

IC: We are a bit confused by this. New Jersey wasn't a part of the protectorate that Xaristan gave us; in fact, it was established before Xaristan gave its protectorate to us. The only part that we 'expanded' into was Pennsylvania, and that was because the people there wanted to join New England. But we understand Xaristan's concern.

We were commenting on the expansion as a whole, not necessarily the annexation of New Jersey itself. We have just rid ourselves of an imperialistic, aggressive nation in North America, we have no wish to see another take it's place, in the same land, no less.

OOC: Also, RV is back. Give him the rest. :awesome:

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