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STATEMENT OF THE STATES-GENERAL

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Concordia Parvae Res Crescunt

Our nation was called imperialistic for the will to defend itself. We were condemned for waging a war that would have been waged on our soil just one week from now.

And that coming from countries that are constantly involved in all sorts of military dealings. For instance Sweden along the border with Nordheim.. Finland just about everywhere and with everyone etc and albeit we are not at war with the following: Rakatan with it's peacekeeping missions, the Church with it's "Armed Forces" (when a true Church doesn't need one) and Krieg- another great example.

We did not fight for territorial gain- nor would we ever. If we were to need land with our 8 million citizens we would have the entire IJsselmeer and North Sea at our disposal and our only true enemy is the sea.

We fought for national survival and a peace treaty with Bavaria has been signed. The Republic is still at war with Finland, Sweden and Slavorussia. To those countries (with the notable exception of Finland) we extend a hand of friendship. We have no quarrels with their people- nor will we ever.

But Finland's exceptional cowardice is an entirely different matter. They sought war with a small country just because they could and threatened to invade it with a military might at least ten times our size. Makes one wonder who the real imperialists are. The Republic of the United Netherlands wishes to return to a status-quo with the other countries involved but will be part, for the foreseeable future, of the EU when it comes to our policy towards Finland. We consider ourselves to be at war with Finland.

The United Netherlands has been informed that the Leader of Finland, Uberstein, has escaped his country in a civilian car- hiding in Sweden or Norway. Declaring war on a small country and running for his life when he get's declared on by half of Europe and Asia. Such cowardice must be rewarded. The States-General hereby declare mr.Uberstein bird-free and set out a bounty on his head with the price of 50.000.000 guilders to be paid out in gold to the one that arrests him and extradites him to Finland or double the amount in gold to those that give him the punishment of a deserter and traitor of his own country: death.

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This was not an defensive war, this was an offensive war. And therefore its imperialistic in nature.

Because imperialism is the policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations. If you invade someones territory you are extending your nations authority and hegemony in every possible way over their territory. Calling Sverige defensive measurements on its own territory against Nordheims chaos and anarchy wrong is just an example how blind the United Netherlands have become. The United Netherlands is p[laying the victim here, while over a million soldiers stood ready to invade the Holy Roman Empire, you clearly had the upper hand. With powerful allies like Prussia, the Dragon Empire, Rebel Army, and you act like you are scared for Finland.......................

Sverige lost his trust in Europe ever getting peace with ignorant people in it.

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STATEMENT OF THE STATES-GENERAL

Our nation was called imperialistic for the will to defend itself. We were condemned for waging a war that would have been waged on our soil just one week from now.

"President DDB issued this statement "How can you say that war would've came to you in one week when Austria clearly stated that they would give nations the option of letting them join the Austrian Empire or not? Also, they clearly stated that they would use only peaceful means."

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We are, honestly very frustrated with the United Netherlands at this time. First they vote to unite with the Church. Then they launch an aggressive war against the former HRE. Following this, they accept peace from the HRE, declare isolation and split up with the Church and offer peace to all of it's enemies except Finland, declaring them cowards when it's obvious that Finland was only trying to help defend the HRE.

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and Krieg- another great example.

"Your slanderous claims are false. My Speech to the Senate yesterday clearly showed otherwise that we are not out to conquer anyone or anything. I dare you to disprove me."

In response to The United Netherlands we the Imperial Kingdom of Tasmania open our borders and our home to Mr Uberstein who may stay and live in our nation free from harm.

"The Krieg Empire has a colony on Neu Frankfurt that can house Mr. Uberstein need be. We have an Official Neutral Non-Military stance on the matter and will do what we can to minimize causalities of war, including the Leader of Finland."

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"If it comes to it, Uberstein would, under no circumstances be aloud to take stay in Norway. As a foreigner activily waging war, it would be a breach of our neutrality to allow him to enter."

OOC: WINK WINK

EDIT: As I reread your post, there is no way you could know where he went. You have no satellites, and even then, tunnels, other cars, winding roads, and tennels would make it impossible for you to say with any certainty where the car was going for very far. It's kind of metagaming...

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"If it comes to it, Uberstein would, under no circumstances be aloud to take stay in Norway. As a foreigner activily waging war, it would be a breach of our neutrality to allow him to enter."

OOC: WINK WINK

EDIT: As I reread your post, there is no way you could know where he went. You have no satellites, and even then, tunnels, other cars, winding roads, and tennels would make it impossible for you to say with any certainty where the car was going for very far. It's kind of metagaming...

OOC: Oh--he has no satelites?

Anyway, that statement is factual, considering everything else.

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The States-General hereby declare mr.Uberstein bird-free and set out a bounty on his head with the price of 50.000.000 guilders to be paid out in gold to the one that arrests him and extradites him to Finland or double the amount in gold to those that give him the punishment of a deserter and traitor of his own country: death.

Rakata merely chuckles at this latest incarnation of the many faces of the States General. Rakata offers to send it's psychologists to the United Netherlands to aid in the diagnosis of their leader with Paranoid Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Rakata merely chuckles at this latest incarnation of the many faces of the States General. Rakata offers to send it's psychologists to the United Netherlands to aid in the diagnosis of their leader with Paranoid Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder.

"Simply because the Netherlands supports capital punishment does not mean their States General is in need of psychological aid."

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"Simply because the Netherlands supports capital punishment does not mean their States General is in need of psychological aid."

"Somehow, we doubt it is only the Netherlands' supporting of the Death Penalty that has them making that statement."

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"Simply because the Netherlands supports capital punishment does not mean their States General is in need of psychological aid."

And in many provinces the debate has been raging for some time now whether the Republic of the United Netherlands should not discontinue it.

And it is not like the Republic or the provinces hang people for no good reason. The procedures are extremely careful here with a six month appeal period and many judges are reluctant to send someone to the gallows.

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"Support of capital punishment doesn't denote psychological problems. It's a political policy, not a state of mind."

"In our theological opinion, it is, because the man does not value the sanctity of life. Now you can either argue back or move on, so our suggestion is to keep on going."

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The Republic of Finland had declared war on ALL nations attacking the Holy Roman Empire, not just the Netherlands. We have offered white peace to all nations we are at war with, but with this bounty brought to light, we are not sure that a state of peace can exist between the RoF and the Netherlands. We have one term:

+Removal of all bounties on citizens of the Republic of Finland

President Uberstein is in an undisclosed location, and we will not comment for security reasons.

OOC: I made a formal thread for you because you were the first to attack him. I wrote in many places that I would declare war against all parties attacking the HRE.

Also, Uberstein left Finland with the Parliament because I never RPed building bunkers for them, so I needed a place where they would be safe because I don't have any way to stop a nuke. Call it cowardice if you want, I call it being smart.

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