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"This is not a city fit for a seat of government," Vincent said.

"Quit complaining, it's the only city with an airport in the entire nation," Erik replied.

"Let's change that. This can remain the only Russian city left, as the Varangian descendants have probably built small Scandinavian towns in the north."

"Why didn't the Russians ever use that land? I mean, hell, the Varangians would have build some really good stuff there."

Vincent shrugged, "Either way, let's go to a Varangian city, set up some cameras, and declare our leadership over these people. I'm sure they'd be okay with going out of the commonwealth and into a leadership that understands their people much better."

The two, plus Henrik Oppøre, drove north in a Volvo XC90 SUV. They took the only roads they could find, which were mainly old logging roads and farming roads, Erik driving at high speeds like he always did, and Vincent sleeping in the back seat.

"It's a great looking place to rebuild Distopya, Erik." Henrik said from the passenger seat, "It's almost like we found Valhalla. This state, made of Scandinavian warriors that don't know it yet."

"That's why we're calling it Austervania, the Eastern Hope."

Eventually, the trio stumbled upon a small town called Buslungsheim. They stopped in the town square, parked the car, and got out. Henrik set up the camera and satellite transmissions while Erik set up the stage and area to speak. All that was needed was for the Hanseatic flag to be replaced with the new Austervanian flag. Vincent was in the car putting on eyeliner. He was always the showman.

Finally, Henrik got done and met up with Erik by the large Austervanian flag. Erik yelled, "Hey Vincent! It's time!" Vincent got out of the car and joined his peers in front of the camera. Suddenly, all television channels or radios in the area were now broadcasting this feed, live. Vincent stepped forward and cleared his throat, he had prepared his speech in Old Norse.

"Varangians, Scandinavian Russians, and Russians alike. My name is Vinzent Beauregard von Rennes. To the left of me is Erik Betrakte von Stockholm, and to the right is Henrik Oppøre von Kristiansand. We are norsemen like you, we come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow. So, we are very much a part of your culture as you are a part of ours.

For long, we have been considered a part of the Russians. I have been in the same situation. I am an Anglo-Norman, and the Normans have been considered French for centuries. But, I am Norse, and nothing else. We have also heard of your conquests in this area, holding back the oppressive forces of the United Francoist Empire. Your soft fields of green whisper tales of gore and of how you calmed the tides of war.

Now, the hammer of the gods drive our ships to new lands. We'll fight the hordes, singing and crying, VALHALLA I AM COMING! Hello Varangians, welcome to the republic of Austervania!"

The now large crowd cheered. And most in the area would think that was a great speech. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin, translated into Old Norse and performed by Erik was now playing over the loudspeakers. Vincent walked back to Erik almost in a fit of laughter. "How the hell can you get away with citing lyrics from Led Zeppelin in a speech?"

"It's what I was talking to you about, Erik, charisma and confidence." Erik shook his head and chuckled.

***

Two days later, a letter was sent to every nation of the world.

Nations of the World,

Greetings from Buslungsheim, the capital of what will soon be a great nation. Our new republic, Austervania, has now become independent from the Hanseatic Commonwealth. Our nation recognizes the highly Varangian majority in the nation, and because of this the official language of the nation will be Old Norse, with the Futhark runes being used in official signatures and documents.

Our government will be much like the Norman government, as one of our leaders is the former King of Normandie. Our executive branch is a liason between the people each of us represent and the government: the Harbær and the Nedarbær. The two before mentioned houses will be the high house and the lower house, respectively. The Harbær will function as a high priority parliament, residing over major national issues such as policies, government positions, and wars. The Nedarbær will reside over budgets, national projects, and supreme court cases. While the Harbær is set to 10 members each, the Nedarbær will be based on population, with 1 member for every 200,000 people.

Sincerely,

Erik Betrakte

Vinzent Beauregard

Henrik Oppøre

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The Austervanian government would receive a rather quick reply by a transmission from the Republic of New England.

Esteemed leaders of the Austervanian Republic,

We as the Government of the Republic of New England extend a state of recognition and establish diplomatic relations with Austervania. We wish you, the people, and the Republic well in this world. May God bless you.

With regards,

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson

Secretary of State Franklin D. Roosevelt

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We of the Czech lands do indeed welcome this new nation to the Earth and will recognize it as sovereign. The usage of Runes and the dead language of Old Norse is something we find interesting, how do you plan to introduce these things to the populace in an effective manner?

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We of the Czech lands do indeed welcome this new nation to the Earth and will recognize it as sovereign. The usage of Runes and the dead language of Old Norse is something we find interesting, how do you plan to introduce these things to the populace in an effective manner?

The people of this land already speak a variant of Old Norse that is close to the original, but with some Russian words and accents. We have a translator and linguist with us who is helping us understand their language.

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"Bavaria wonders how the Norsemen got here, what with being all of Russia between Scandinavia and that region.

Nontheless, we welcome you to the world stage."

OOC: The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar; Greek: Βάραγγοι, Βαριάγοι, Varangoi, Variagoi; Ukrainian and Russian: Варяги, Varyahy / Varyagi ), sometimes referred to as Variagians, were Vikings,[1][2] Norsemen, who went eastwards and southwards through what is now Russia, Belarus and Ukraine mainly in the 9th and 10th centuries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangians

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OOC: The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar; Greek: Βάραγγοι, Βαριάγοι, Varangoi, Variagoi; Ukrainian and Russian: Варяги, Varyahy / Varyagi ), sometimes referred to as Variagians, were Vikings,[1][2] Norsemen, who went eastwards and southwards through what is now Russia, Belarus and Ukraine mainly in the 9th and 10th centuries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangians

:P

OOC: According to the map, they stopped well before they arrived at the Urals.

And I think the Mongols would've kicked them out, too.

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OOC: According to the map, they stopped well before they arrived at the Urals.

And I think the Mongols would've kicked them out, too.

OOC: I'm rping a small (about 10-100,000) exclave that migrated through Russia, intermixing with the population, hence the russian influences.

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The Chimairan Republic welcomes this fellow Scandinavian cultural brother to the world of Planet Bob, and officially recognizes the new nation effective immediately per the decision of the Troika, and Elrich von Richt, the Presidenten. May both our nations prosper, and our people get along, and maybe, one day become friends.

Signed,

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Buryatia's Foreign Ministry sends the following message in reply:

To: The Government of Austervania

Fr: The Government of the United Kingdom of Buryatia

Re: Independence of Austervania

We welcome the nation of Austervania to the international community, and fully recognize its sovereignty and independence from the Hanseatic Commonwealth. We look forward to building a mutually beneficial diplomatic relationship with the government of Austervania, and are willing to exchange Embassies.

As Austervania is a nation in the geographic Asian region, we also extend an invitation to attend the Asian Summit being held in Yakutsk, Buryatia.

Sincerely,

Government of the United Kingdom of Buryatia

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To Buryata

We would be glad to exchange embassies, we shall send someone from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over right away. Would you prefer a ministry in the North or a more temperate coastal region? In addition, we would love to attend the Asian summit, I will personally attend this summit.

From the Republic of Austervania,

Erik Betrakte, Republikskagi

Vincent Beauregard, Folkskagi

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