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A hasty letter was prepared by President Jefferson Davis before his plain took off:

Dear President Murphy,

By the time you receive this message I will have already departed for your great county. I ask that you forgive me for my apace take off and I only pray I do not create any inconviniece for Your Excellency.

Signed,

Davis

Cold and still tired from the night before, President Davis awoke to the bussel of servants and security throughout the Confederate White House. He stood up from his bed and was greeted by his wife, Melissa, 6 year old son Richard and 18 year old daughter Lauren. The family exchanged 'Good-Byes' and hugs while the commotion around them continued.

He tells his family, "I won't be gone long, and I'll bring all of you a souvenir from the FRA ok? I promise. Melissa, I'm sorry it is so soon that I am departing from you in order to fulfill my duty to the Confederacy, but I promise.."

His wife Melissa interrupts, "Jeff. I understand your bigger mission now is to serve the Confederacy, and it needs you now the most in these early, uncertain days. We know you love us, and we will miss you everytime you go, but don't forget who you are now. Don't forget what you must do." A worker yells from down the hall, "Mr. President your luggage is ready!"

A final group hug, and the President makes his way down the hall. Plain clothed security men exit passing rooms to accompany him. Davis glances over to one of the men. "Remind me to get you guys some suits."

The main doors open, letting in the chilly wind that begins gnawing at the mens' faces. The path outside is lined by grey-uniformed Confederate troops who salute the President on his first departure. Davis inhales a full breath and takes in the day. It was early in the morning and he could spot some houses already lit for Christmas. As he approached his car amongst a caravan of security officials, Vice President George Wilmington

smiled assuringly and opened the car door for Davis who sat down. Davis lowered his window and Wilmington said, "Have a safe trip Mr. President. We'll be holdin' down the fort 'till you come on back." Davis replied "You have my trust, and theres just one thing I request from you if its not too much ta ask; how 'bout we get some Christmas lights up around here?" Wilmington looked back at the Confederate White House and nodded, then the carravan took off for the airport. It would be within a half hour that the President would scarf down a quick breakfast and head off for the FRA.

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President Murphy sat in his desk in the national capitol, Montgomery, thumbing through a newspaper and situation reports on the supplying and maintenance of Federal forces stationed in Texas. He heard a knock on his door.

"Enter," he beckoned, and his assistant scurried into the room with a letter. He promptly lay the paper upon the President's desk, and waited with arms crossed behind his back. The President picked it up and began to peruse the letter from the Confederate president. He smiled, and spoke to the assistant. "Contact the Confederacy via telephone, radio, or other direct and immediate means. Tell them to land at a military airport straight out of Fort Beasley, and escort their President here to the capitol building."

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A coded transmission was directed towards President Davis' security personnel.

Attention:

Please land due west Fort Beasley, east of Montgomery, Deltone Airport, AL. We will accompany you towards the capitol. 

Please respond, over
~FRA Flight Control

President Murphy began to dress for the occasion, and called the Presidential Candidates, Stephen Engelmann & Nikolai Kunis, to greet the Confederate President.

The two candidates, the tall and lean Senator Engelmann and the muscular, average-sized Slav, Congressman Kunis, entered the capitol building almost in lock-step with one another, to greet the president. They were both dressed appropriately for the event, and looked the part of members of Congress, sans Nikolai's angry, almost disgusted, glances at Stephen. The three waited inside of the ornate Hall of the capitol building, for the rest of the entourage of generals, advisors, and leading members of the press and political parties to arrive.

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President Davis hears the pilot over the loud speaker announce the landing at Deltone Airport within the hour. Davis looked over his papers. He had braught along no official documents, only his notebook in which he takes note of ideas, important events, issues, and other things of the like aside from the official Confederate documents. He figured this would be his best bet with keeping up with everything.

He sat patiently and read. The last chapter adds yet another book under his belt ust as the aircraft approaches Deltone Airport.

Reply: 
Confederate Presidential to Tower: We copy. E.T.A. posted at 30 minutes.

It was most nearly exactly 30 minutes that the Confederate plane touched down at Deltone Airport. The President and his luggage were quickly unloaded and his security transport escorted the President to the FRA capital building.

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The National Capitol

As the convoy approaches the national capitol, a F-22 squadron buzzed the growing line of vehicles and personnel, waggling their wings in salute to the Glory of the Federation and to her guests, the Confederate President. Three men stand at the top of the staircase in a row-- the middle has his hands clasped in front of him with a broad grin. He has blond, stately hair, and fiery features. The men to either side have their hands at their side, looking slightly bored but official enough-- one muscular and broad, bald gleaming skull hidden by a green/black beret; the other, tall and lean, blond hair and fox-like features. The roof was covered by military personnel, scoping out the convoy and the surrounding area. Federal banners flutter in the wind, as the flag atop the capitol sways to and fro in the wind like a majestic tapestry.

A body guard signaled to the Confederate personnel and the vehicle containing their President, and stated crisply, "The President and presidential candidates Senator Engelmann and Congressman Kunis are waiting for you-all. We request we accompany security personnel if they attempt to oversee the meeting, simply due to security precautions. There will be a military parade scheduled for later in the afternoon, before dark. Please enjoy your stay in the Federation, and most importantly, may it be an uneventful one."

The clear reference to the infamous assassination of New England President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas earlier in the year was not a threat, but a solemn reminder that enemy agents are all around us.

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President Davis, an aid and a handful of security detail smile at their hosts as they make their way up the stairs. They wave at the FDR troops who are honstly, and deligently serving their country posted on the roof of the capital building. Davis adjusts his Confederate flag pin on his jacket and as he approaches President Murphy, extends his hand and says,"Hello, Mr. President. I am so honored to be making my first visit out of the Confederacy, one into the arms of friends. You rule a beautiful country judging honestly from what little I have been blessed to see of it. Thank you for having us."

His words are spoken with deep sincerity and confidence. He knew his first trip abroad had been recieved well by the public and now he found time away from the arguing, pestering, and papers that seemed to come as collateral for the establishment of the Confederacy. He understood well that these where the most critical days and felt as though now, for the first time, he was physically aiding his Confederacy. Iniside he was overjoyed, and this seemed to have an effect on the Confederate men and women who accompanied him. It seemed almost as though they where all reuniting with lost family.

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OOC: I forgot the name for our armed forces, but generally they're referred to as "FRA <blank>", "Federalist <blank>" or "American <blank>".

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President Murphy pumps the Confederate president's hand and grins. "Well, we figured since we're just one or two states over, and considering the history of the American continent, Montgomery would probably be a good place to greet you into the international community. We Americans are all brothers, we must treat one another like brothers, so you may make Montgomery your home for the rest of your stay, good sir. These are the men who will replace me, Senator Stephen Engelmann of the Progressive Way party, and Congressman Nikolai Kunis of the Atheist Agenda party. They are both decent men of considerable power in our nation, or else they wouldn't even be on the ballot-- we all hope that the Confederacy will become a friend of the FRA's."

Senator Engelmann offered a slight bow, while Congressman Kunis nodded his head in acknowledgement of the Confederate President, while stifling a chuckle at the President's refusal to acknowledge that his own party never made it out of the primaries.

Two body guards opened the door to the capitol building, and ushered the politicians and delegates inside. The golden halls gleamed, and rows of journalists, congressmen, and persons of import crowded it. Flash photography was forbidden, and security personnel stood at the entrances and exits.

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OOC: Bull Run, ready when you are for the talks

OOC: Ok, as soon as Germanic Republic and I complete this RP

IC: The men exchange proper greetings and make their way inside. The group scarcely had a chance to ease their smiles but they managed. They continued on through the beautiful building. Davis was ready for talks and picked up his step slightly-his entourage followed step.

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OOC: Ok, as soon as Germanic Republic and I complete this RP

IC: The men exchange proper greetings and make their way inside. The group scarcely had a chance to ease their smiles but they managed. They continued on through the beautiful building. Davis was ready for talks and picked up his step slightly-his entourage followed step.

The President and his companions led the Confederate leader to a small lounge, where they could speak.

"Now, President Davis, we have been made aware of some very interesting opportunities that have opened up to us because of your location in Arkansas. Not only that, but we feel that your nearby location would help to solidify not only America, but the south. So the main bulletins of our meeting involve the war in Texas, your unique position in Arkansas to link us and our forces in Texas, and overall the stability of North America," he stated, making a point to stress the middle point.

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Glad to be away from the bussel, Davis listened attentively to detail; pondered, then spoke.

"While it is clear to me the importance of our location, I would be greatful if you could give me a brief summary of the recent War in Texas of which I am sadly unfamiliar. What I should tell you straight off is that the internal stresses and pulls of our new nation have reached a high point. What the world is not yet aware of is the growing political unrest within the Confederacy that is most clearly heading for Civil War. Now, I understand this is very short notice and for that I do apologize. But with what cards that I have been delt, I beleive our nations may be able to aid each other significantly. And very soon."

President Davis reaches into his bag and pulls out a notebook. He flips through several pages, then places it down and speaks again.

"We will agreed to provide ourseles as the link to yourselves and your valiant forces in Texas. But what we ask in return is for military aid..for a short time..to ensure stability in our new Confederacy. We simply ask that your armed forces reinforce those of our own federal forces, in the event of a coflict within the C.S.A. If this is too much, then of course I am willing to compromise."

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The President raised his eyebrow at a secessionist movement within the Confederacy, but quickly carried on.

"The war in Texas began when the Commonwealth of Texas' sovereignty was threatened by former rulers of Texas. We and a few others, such as New England, pledged to defend the Commonwealth. A nation based in Mexico, the CFNA, launched an attack on the Commonwealth with support from the now-Phoenix Empire and the Amerikanisches Reich. We sent in troops, and New England sent in troops, and we've been helping to keep them safe for a while now. We have a whole division stationed within the Commonwealth, along with two special brigades. We would be willing to offer half of General Petrov's 2nd Division, the third and fourth brigades under B. Generals Herschmann and Peters. That's forty-six thousand soldiers and four-hundred-and-forty tanks. We'd rather have advisors help train your troops rather than intervene directly, but if you are having a severe internal conflict, it would probably be best to have Federalist troops involved. More are optional if the conflict spirals out of control"

He looked at Davis' notebook in anticipation and repeated the information to jot down,

"Gen. Petrov, 2nd Division. 3rd and 4th brigades, Brig. Generals Herschmann & Peters. 46,000 personnel and 440 tanks, with more as a possibility. Military advisors for Confederate forces. And this would be in exchange for possible future help in the Commonwealth-Amerikanisches Reich peacekeeping mission and for military access through Arkansas into Texas. Economic and defensive treaties remain a side-show, next to this, good sir."

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Davis takes in what he has just hard. He takes the War in Texas as a threat to American stability, and the Southern U.S. nations especially. He realises the severity of the on going crisis.

"We cannot stand idly by as such a threat as a reignited war lies so close close to our borders. Good, sir I wll pledge Confederate aid to the F.R.A."

He scribbles more notes down on his notebook, as an aid makes a call and leaves the room. President Davis gives the aids exit little attention then speaks again.

"We respect any decision made by the F.R.A. in the event of conflict within our own Confederacy. But should a long and destructive Civil War be the fate of our nation, then I cannot guarantee a clear and stable link for your troops. I do ask that you give it time, and be vigilant my friend. There are forces at work to stir up caos, and there are many who oppose them. I am most certain that bloodshed will ensue."

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He shrugged, and stated callously, "We can always guarantee ourselves a way through, with your permission. I assume our troops would be fighting insurrectionist forces either way, keeping open the link between Texas and the Federal Republic would just be icing on the cake. I'm glad that we have your backing, in regards to Texas. You might want to contact the Commonwealth sometime about pledging support, and you will not be alone in that effort, President Davis."

He eyed the notebook, "So the summary of our meeting here would be that you will pledge support to the cause of the war in Texas against the Amerikanisches Reich, and we will lend support in the form of two brigades to your nation to suppress insurrectionists, and that we have free movement throughout your nation? Anything else we need to discuss, sir?"

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The Presidents aid returns from his phone call and motions to Davis who nods. Davis's head drops slightly as he considers all he has heard. He gathers himself then with restored confidence he replies, "The Civil War has begun, and I cannot other than assure you with utmost sincerity that it will fall nothing short of a Confederate victory especially with the aid of your brigades. And yes my friend your armed forces have open pasage through our Confederacy save, for military zones. In general the Southern 1/3 of our nation would be open for your free movement, exact specifications will be mailed to you in the near future, and, of course, should any changes be made; feel free to contact us. We are your friends...I do not believe there is much more to discuss, although I promised to bring back souvenirs for my children and I fear I will not be able to bring them any with the time I have. If you will allow that my aid may stay a bit more, to purchase some items from your country, I would appreciate it dearly. With all due respect, I must cut my visit short and return to my country to see it safely through the war."

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President Murphy nodded, shrugged, and slid a pen inscribed with "President of the Federal Republic of America" across the table, to President Davis. "That should take care of the souvenir problem. That is deeply disturbing about the Civil War, but you'd probably be happy to know that the brigades are ready and willing to be moved into Arkansas. It's a shame you won't see the military parade, but that's the least of your, and my, concern."

He stood up, and extended his hand to President Davis,

"We will submit the formal wording of the military access treaty in time, but I agree that it is best you go now, to see your people through these troubles."

OOC: How do you wish to proceed with the two brigades being granted? I will roleplay them, as they are Federalist troops, but where do you want me to post?

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OOC: Well since ur to my East and the rebel army is based in the East, you could quite simply bring your troops across the border and our forces would effectively surround them. I'd advise avoiding anything that would bring bad press.

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President Davis looks at the pen curiously then places it in his coat pocket. He stands to receive Murphy's hand and replies, "I too am sorry I could not have stayed." He motions to his aids and guards, who begin exiting, "We have both made allies on this day. Despite the implications, I foresee strong ties, and a long friendship to come."

The men exit the room, saluting everyone on their way out.

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OOC: Well since ur to my East and the rebel army is based in the East, you could quite simply bring your troops across the border and our forces would effectively surround them. I'd advise avoiding anything that would bring bad press.

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President Davis looks at the pen curiously then places it in his coat pocket. He stands to receive Murphy's hand and replies, "I too am sorry I could not have stayed." He motions to his aids and guards, who begin exiting, "We have both made allies on this day. Despite the implications, I foresee strong ties, and a long friendship to come."

The men exit the room, saluting everyone on their way out.

OOC: Franc-tireurs aren't protected by the laws of war IRL, I don't see a reason to change that. But yeah, we won't be committing any war crimes or nothing. I have posted troop movements in "FRA defenses", where, in what thread, do you want me to roleplay troop involvement?

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The men outside of the room gave President Davis the Bellamy salute, and President Murphy began to summon aides to prepare the brigades. The military parade would be cancelled, but such is war.

During the next week, the election would be decided-- Senator Engelmann was the new President, and President Murphy settled into the private life again, possibly to run as a senator. It's a mystery how the new president will handle the war in Texas and Arkansas.

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An appeal to the current and upcomming presidents of the Federal Republic of America arrives. It is dirty and handwriten. Attached is a packet of official Confederacy documents:

Hello,

I am Daniel Bellgram, former Sargeant in the Confederate Army, and now Supreme Commander of the Rebel Movement within the Confederated States. As a Confederate soldier, I was given briefings on the late President Davis's meeting in you nation. If I understand correctly, he would agree to allow passage between your nation and your troops in Texas. If you did not already know, President Davis has been killed for his hand in the secret manipulation of caos within the CSA. The same can be said for nearly all government heads within the current CSA White House. A successfull raid on a Confederate Intelligence office has provided us with documented proof..some of which I have provided for you along with this letter. What I ask, my friends is that you hold back your brigades while we turn the tide for liberty against the interests of a select few and we will uphold the aggreement recently made between our two nations regarding a link to your troops in Texas.

Bellgram

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