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Aerial view of the Johannesburg Fairgrounds

On Saturday, December 26th 2009, the Republic of Transvaal will be celebrating three years of independence.

To celebrate this joyous occasion for our Volk and our Nation, the Government of Transvaal will be hosting the Transvaal International Exposition in Johannesburg from Wednesday, December 23 until New Years' Eve.

We invite all nations which have diplomatic relations with Transvaal to attend - where a national pavillion representing your nation - be it culturally, socially, military, etc. - will be constructed on the fair grounds for your use during the Expo.

Nations wishing to attend are asked to contact Minister of Finance, Trade & Education Mr. Marthinus Hofmeyr (his ministry functions as our tourism ministry) so that the proper preparations can be made for yoru delegation.

Those nations which do not have diplomatic relations with Transvaal but wish to attend are advised to contact Foreign Minister Hendrik Strijdom so that ambassadors can be exchanged prior to your national delegation's arrival at the fair grounds.

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From:

Ministry of External Affairs,

Kingdom of Cochin.

To:

Mr. Marthinus Hofmeyr,

Minister of Finance, Trade & Education,

Transvaal

Greetings,

The Kingdom of Cochin would like to participate in the Transvaal International Exposition being organized in Johannesburg. The Cochin Chamber of Commerce would like to request for a sizable pavilion as we are thinking of representing our following companies in this expo:

1. Larsen and Toubro

2. Tratum Infosystems Ltd

3. Encompass Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

4. Gosree Aeronautics Limited

5. TATRA Automotive Works

6. Mahindra and Mahindra

7. MetalStorm

We hope our requests would be accomodated,

Yours Sincerely,

Varadarajan A.G.,

Ambassador,

Embassy of Cochin,

Transvaal.

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Cochin Pavillion indicated in red

The Government of Transvaal and Ministry of Finance, Trade & Education welcomes the delegation from the Kingdom of Cochin and the Cochin Chamber of Commerce. On account of the size of your exhibition, we have given your group one of the large pavillion buildings. On the main entarnce to the pavilion, is the following signage:

KONINKRYK VAN COCHIN PAWILJOEN

COCHINSE KAMER VAN KOOPHANDEL

Kingdom of Cochin Pavilion

Cochin Chamber of Commerce

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In the past the Haruhiist Empire has held diplomatic relations with Transvaal, and thus it's successor state Dai Etania Teikoku inquires if a booth at the Expo is available for our nation. If this is allowable, we will send Kagami Hiiragi to represent us along with representatives from Hikari Enterprises Design Bureau.

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Excellency,

In the interests of furthering relations with our neighbors across the sea as well as the history that has existed between both Promised Land and the Hanseatic Commonwealth. The Queendom of Australia would be more than happy to request a pavilion to showcase Australian, art, architectural designs, music, and other cultural achievements. The necessary materials and displays will be brought over in time and the exposition of our designs will be head by Ambassador Teresa Lidstrom, in addition, Lady Tintagyl will be able to make an appearance as Governor of Nieu-Hansa as well. We look forward to the meeting.

Sincerely,

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Cochin Pavillion indicated in red

The Government of Transvaal and Ministry of Finance, Trade & Education welcomes the delegation from the Kingdom of Cochin and the Cochin Chamber of Commerce. On account of the size of your exhibition, we have given your group one of the large pavillion buildings. On the main entarnce to the pavilion, is the following signage:

KONINKRYK VAN COCHIN PAWILJOEN

COCHINSE KAMER VAN KOOPHANDEL

Kingdom of Cochin Pavilion

Cochin Chamber of Commerce

The Kingdom of Cochin thanks Transvaal for the space allotted to us. We were planning to bring in working models of some of our more successful products and wonder whether Transvaal would permit heavy freight air transports flying in from Bosaso to deliver the said equipments? Is there any restrictions in bringing combat equipment for displays? We are enquiring regarding our MetalStorm small arms and Area defense weapons and Bali Area Defense Systems.

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In the past the Haruhiist Empire has held diplomatic relations with Transvaal, and thus it's successor state Dai Etania Teikoku inquires if a booth at the Expo is available for our nation.

If the Haruhiist Empire is willing to (re-)establish diplomatic relations, then we see no reason why Hikari Enterprises Design Bureau could not have a booth.

We were planning to bring in working models of some of our more successful products and wonder whether Transvaal would permit heavy freight air transports flying in from Bosaso to deliver the said equipments?

Botha International Airport in Johannesburg would be able to handle heavy freighters so permission is granted. As for anyone bringing in armaments and weaponry for display, we request that all no ammunition is brought into Transvaal and all weapronry must be stored and displayed in a "safe" mode whilst on the fairgrounds for obvious public safety reasons.

In the interests of furthering relations with our neighbors across the sea as well as the history that has existed between both Promised Land and the Hanseatic Commonwealth. The Queendom of Australia would be more than happy to request a pavilion to showcase Australian, art, architectural designs, music, and other cultural achievements.

Since the Republic of Transvaal only recognises the separate entities of Promised Land and the Hanseatic Commonwealth in lieu of united Australia (re:Botha Mode foreign policy), our government will therefore grant a pavallion to both Promised Land and Hanseatic Commonwealth. We shall place them adjacent to each other on the fairgrounds.

In the next few hours, two more signs could be seen erected onto the sides of the pavllions:

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Promised Land and Hanseatic Commonwealth pavillions outlined in navy blue

PAWILJOEN VAN BELOFTESLAND

Pavillion of Promised Land

PAWILJOEN VAN DIE HANSEATIESE BOND

Pavillion of the Hanseatic Commonwealth

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Botha International Airport in Johannesburg would be able to handle heavy freighters so permission is granted. As for anyone bringing in armaments and weaponry for display, we request that all no ammunition is brought into Transvaal and all weaponry must be stored and displayed in a "safe" mode whilst on the fairgrounds for obvious public safety reasons.

The above mentioned restrictions would be strictly adhered to.

- Embassy of Cochin.

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Carthage would like to send a military delegation on behalf of Artemis Group, who has a rather large branch in Carthage and deals with most of our experimental weapons. Of course, all working designs brought in would be experimental and there will be, with permission, a live fire show. If permitted to bring experimental designs in, we request the closest thing to a hangar that there is to store our designs.

Thank you.

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Rhodesia wishes to staff a booth at the Expo in Johannesburg. We wish to display various items of Rhodesian culture, including items from our historical museums, as well as have space for Source Manufacturing (microchip company), and Southern Africa Luxury (affluent living company) to display products. Also, we inquire if it would be possible for us to display various animals native to Rhodesia, as well as safari vehicles for display? Our booth would be staffed by our Minister of the State Annelie van der Berg, along with other delegates from the Ministry of the State and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Ambassador O'Grianna will lead the Tahoan exposition which will feature the following exhibits:

-Tahoan Culture and History: A look into Tahoe's past and present, with artifacts from Tahoe's indigenous and colonial history including from when Tahoe was part of the Spanish and then Mexican Empires, a part of America as territories and states and finally its culmination as the Tahoe Republic. Various cultural groups will exhibit the Tahoan lifestyle including language, cultural customs, and religious practicies with a mockup Tahoan house. Famous cultural landmarks like the Space Needle, Golden Gate Bridge, National Park of Cruachan and the Hollywood Sign, among others will be exhibited as well. Teams will play popular Tahoan sports such as rugby, baseball and American Football (also popular in nations across North America).

-Tahoan Entrepreneurship and Invention: A large exhibition of various Tahoan inventions and well known companies with their products on display. There will be three main sections to this exhibit. COMPUTERS: An exhibit showing off Microsoft, Google and Apple among others from the famous Silicon Valley. ENTERTAINMENT: Hollywood and Disney and FLIGHT: Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman show off their advancements in flight and space travel with aircraft mockups and displays.

-Tahoan Nature and Exploration: An exhibit showing off how Tahoe was discovered by the Europeans and its natural history with samples of rocks, trees and animals. Famous Tahoan natural landmarks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Redwood Forest will be discussed, along with conservation efforts in Tahoe to preserve the natural wilderness and make it pristine AND usuable for humans.

-Tahoan Government and Military: A mockup of the President's office is the centerpiece of this exhibit on Tahoe's government and military. Featuring historical archives on famous Tahoan leaders such as Patrick MacDermott, Herbert Hoover, the Kennedy brothers and Ronald Reagan, this exhibit also demonstrates the Tahoan democratic process and how Tahoan institutions such as local government town meetings and direct democracy work. Tahoe's military will be demonstrating hardware and an insightful history of Tahoan military involvement from the War of Independence to Second Mexican War, from World War I to World War II and into the modern day.

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Carthage would like to send a military delegation on behalf of Artemis Group

Currently there are no official diplomatic relations between Carthage (Sarnungian Republic) and Transvaal. Before we permit any cultural delegations from Carthage, an exchange of ambassadors should be carried out first.

Regardless, we would not permit any live fire excercises during the fair.

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Johannesburg Fairgrounds layout

Red = Cochin Pavillion

Navy Blue = Hanseatic Commonwealth and Promised Land Pavillions (Australia)

Brown = Chimairan Republic Pavillion (Haruhiist Empire/Dai Etania Teikoku)

Green = Tahoe Pavillion and Sports Stadium

Yellow = Rhodesia Pavillion and Zoo

...more pavillion signs have been posted around the grounds:

PAWILJOEN VAN TJIMAAIRAN REPUBLIEK

(HARUHIRYK/DAAI ETANIË TEIKOKOE)

Pavilion of Chimairan Republic ((Haruhiist Empire/Dai Etania Teikoku)

TAHOEMEENSE REPUBLIEK PAWILJOEN

KULTUUR EN GESKIEDENIS VAN TAHOE

ENTREPENEURHEID EN UITVINDING IN TAHOE

TAHOEMEESNSE NATUURWETENSKAP EN NAVORSING

REGERING EN MILITÊR VAN TAHOE

Tahoe Republic Pavilion

Culture and History of Tahoe

Enterprise and Invention in Tahoe

Tahoan Natural Sciences and Exploration

Government and Military of Tahoe

RHODESIESE PAWILJOEN EN DIERTUIN

Pavilion and Animal Zoo of Rhodesia

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Dai Etania Teikoku would be more than willing to re-establish relations with Transvaal.

Sousuke Sagara will serve as our new ambassador.

Our mistake, we still have ambassadors listed and exchanged with Chimairan Republic (our diplomatic relations are mainatined with in-game nations) which is why we seemed ignorant regarding our current or previous relations.

We have Tiya Sujiokotsu listed as your ambassador - is this correct, or shall they now be replaced by Sousuke Sagara? Please advise.

OOC: sorry I can't keep track of RP re-rolls and RP nations, which is why I use in-game names.

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Currently there are no official diplomatic relations between Carthage (Sarnungian Republic) and Transvaal. Before we permit any cultural delegations from Carthage, an exchange of ambassadors should be carried out first.

Regardless, we would not permit any live fire excercises during the fair.

//OOC: I was sure that as the Sarnungian Republic I had established relations, and as my in-game nation has not changed I thought it would carry over. My apologies.//

It is understandable that there are no live fire exercises. An exchange of ambassadors can certainly be done: the radiation on Ambassador Row has been cleared and there are no outstanding grievances against Transvaal.

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I was sure that as the Sarnungian Republic I had established relations, and as my in-game nation has not changed I thought it would carry over.

True - they would carry over.

However the embassies between Sarnungian Republic and Transvaal I think were closed some months ago when we had ambassadors in Pretoria repost their credentials during the military junta (to help sort through all the inactive embassies, plus to see who supported the junta) so it is quite possible you either missed the thread or forgot to post.

But then again, I seem to recall as well a few nations announced their suspension of relations with Transvaal and withdrew their ambassadors during that period in protest to Marshal Malan's dictatorship. The more I think about it, the more I think you were amongst those nations (I believe Rebel Army was another who withdrew theirs in protest).

Regardless, bygones are bygones and we shall re-open the embassies and restore full diplomatic between our two nations. We shall assign Ambassador Elize Le Roux , formerly the ambassador to Italica, as our representive to your nation.

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Johannesburg Fairgrounds layout

Red = Cochin Pavillion

Navy Blue = Hanseatic Commonwealth and Promised Land Pavillions (Australia)

Brown = Chimairan Republic Pavillion (Haruhiist Empire/Dai Etania Teikoku)

Green = Tahoe Pavillion and Sports Stadium

Yellow = Rhodesia Pavillion and Zoo

Pink = Sarnungian Republic (Carthage)

PAWILJOEN VAN DIE SARNUNGESE REPUBLIEK (KARTHAGO)

Pavillion of the Sarnungian Republic (Carthage)

The Ministry of Finance, Trade & Education announced today that Staatspresident Botha would be attending the fair and intends to visit all the pavillions at some point between Opening Day on the 26th and the end of the fair on New Years Eve.

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An aerial convoy of Halob heavy lift aircrafts started arriving at Botha International Airport in Johannesburg. Each one would taxi towards a loading bay where the cavernous holds of the aircraft would be opened and the exhibits for the Cochin Pavilion would be unloaded to a number of trucks that had been hired locally by the Cochin Embassy.

These are the working exhibits brought by various companies.

Tatra Automotive Works (TAW)- T150 MBT, Tatra 4x4, Tatra 6x6, Tatra 8x8 trucks.

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) - Axe Jeep, Tusker Light trucks

Gosree Aeronautics Limited (GAL) - S-RECO UAV, Piranha Light Combat Helicopter

MetalStorm - Bali Area Defense System

Scale models of several other products of Cochin industries were also unloaded including scale models of Mig29, Su30, Jadayu Mk1, which is being offered for the first time to international market, Metac, Merat, Halob. Larsen and Toubro has brought several scaled replicas of some of their most prestigious and technologically challenging projects. Encompass Technologies has brought samples of their vaunted security systems including PPY Autonomous Ground Vehicle. Tratum Infosystems is readying a stall with live demonstration for their various commercial software solutions. MetalStorm is also bringing a number of their revolutionary and patented small arms systems.

All these materials would be driven to the Cochin Pavilion at the Transvaal International Expo.

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Procinctia, a nation with a long history of relations with Transvaal, requests one booth/table, it's contents will be revealed upon approval.

Granted. No more applications will be accepted as the fair opened today. The Procinctian pavillion will be located next to the one for Sarnungian Republic (Carthage). In other news, Staatspresident Botha shall visit the fair on either Sunday or Monday.

PROSINKTESE PAWILJOEN

Procinctian Pawiljoen

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TRANSVALER INTERNASIONALE TENTOONSTELLING

Transvaal International Exhibition

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Johannesburg Fairgrounds

Red = Cochin Pavilion

Navy Blue = Hanseatic Commonwealth and Promised Land Pavilions (Australia)

Brown = Chimairan Republic Pavillion (Haruhiist Empire/Dai Etania Teikoku)

Green = Tahoe Pavilion and Sports Stadium

Yellow = Rhodesia Pavilion and Zoo

Pink = Sarnungian Republic (Carthage) Pavilion

Purple = Procinctia Pavilion

KONINKRYK VAN COCHIN PAWILJOEN - COCHINSE KAMER VAN KOOPHANDEL

Kingdom of Cochin Pavilion - Cochin Chamber of Commerce

PAWILJOEN VAN BELOFTESLAND

Pavillion of Promised Land

PAWILJOEN VAN DIE HANSEATIESE BOND

Pavillion of the Hanseatic Commonwealth

PAWILJOEN VAN TJIMAAIRAN REPUBLIEK (HARUHIRYK/DAAI ETANIË TEIKOKOE)

Pavilion of Chimairan Republic (Haruhiist Empire/Dai Etania Teikoku)

TAHOEMEENSE REPUBLIEK PAWILJOEN – KULTUUR EN GESKIEDENIS VAN TAHOE – ENTREPENEURHEID EN UITVINDING IN TAHOE – TAHOEMEESNSE NATUURWETENSKAP EN NAVORSING – REGERING EN MILITÊR VAN TAHOE

Tahoe Republic Pavilion – Culture and History of Tahoe – Enterprise and Invention in Tahoe – Tahoan Natural Sciences and Exploration – Government and Military of Tahoe

RHODESIESE PAWILJOEN EN DIERTUIN

Pavilion and Animal Zoo of Rhodesia

PAWILJOEN VAN DIE SARNUNGESE REPUBLIEK (KARTHAGO)

Pavillion of the Sarnungian Republic (Carthage)

PROSINKTESE PAWILJOEN

Procinctian Pawiljoen

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A motorcade of government limousines pull up in front of the fairgrounds entrance. On one of them flies the orange-white-blue flag of the Republic. It is early morning prior to the public opening time of noon, so that the Staatspresident can visit the fair in privacy without undue security concerns. One of the entrance greeters hands him a brochure listing all the foreign delegations and a map of the fairgrounds.

“Well, this one looks good, let’s go start with this pavilion here…” he says to his entourage and walks inside.

OOC: To speed up RP, you can assume Botha is visiting your pavilion at this moment instead of having to wait for him to go from one Rp to the next

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Since Transvaal had insisted that there be two, seperate pavilions from Australia, some of the information contained in these pavilions would overlap.

There was information on various animal species native to the continent, with particular emphasis on the large variety of marsupials. Examples along with descriptions of general characterstics of Australian plant species were among some of the prominent displays.

Culturally, emphasis was put on how diverse the culture was, but there was a section devoted to Aboriginal art and culture from various places on the continent.

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A person entering the Cochin Pavilion would first see a 3 Dimensional holographical projection of the flag of Cochin. Walking beneath it they would be near the first stall, that of Larsen and Toubro. A bright and well lit stall, it would display miniature models of some of the most prestigious works undertaken by L&T, including Trans Himalayan Railroad and Gwadar Bridge. A scaled terrain replica of the entire stretch of the Trans Himalayan Railroad would be displayed on a huge table and so would be a cutaway model of the Gwadar bridge currently being developed. The stall would be manned by senior executives of L&T who would explain the various aspects of construction to the visitors and for more prominent visitors and prospective clients a well furnished conference room had been set up behind the stall.

Tratum Infosystems had a relatively smaller but more high technology stall. Here several holographical projection pods were displayed which displayed several natural wonders of the Kingdom as well as served as a demo for the Holographical Communication Portal developed by Tratum Infosystems. The HCP enabled people to communicate with holographic projections of themselves over a secure and high definition network. This was the first time that this system was being unveiled in a foreign market.

Encompass Technologies had set up demo chambers to display the effectiveness of its various high end security systems. The PPY Autonomous Ground Vehicle is also being shown around as a live demo. Several video presentations regarding the working of the ETPL security systems would also be shown to the visitors.

Gosree Aeronautics Limited has one of the largest stalls in the Cochin Pavilion. Several scaled models of vaunted GAL products like Mig29, Su30, JM1, JM2, Halob, Merat, Metac, S-RECO, Blackhawk, MH53, Piranha, Bell-212 etc were displayed prominently at this stall. A very large Holographical Display Pod, manufactured by Tratum Infosystems was also present here where the various functionalities and aspects of various GAL products could be explained through 3 dimensional live demo. A communications link up had also been established with GAL Flight Test Center in Pavlodar where highly skilled engineers and technicians of these aircrafts would explain specific technical details via this communication portal. The GAL stall would also have several smaller Holographic Pods which would be showing the various aircrafts in flight and performing various maneuvers. Meanwhile a S-RECO and a Piranha Light Combat Helicopter were stationed just outside the Pavilion so that prospective clients could be given test rides or given a working demo.

The Tatra Automotive Works' stall is simply the biggest of all stalls, principally because of its demo items. The Tatra 4x4, Tatra 6x6 , Tatra 8x8 trucks were gleaming in their freshly manufactured shine however the pride of position belonged to the T150 Main Battle Tank. The MBT in its Royal Cochin Army camouflage colors is lit by a number of lights and was sporting the regimental banner of the Cochin Horse, 1st Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Royal Cochin Army. The T150 was mostly built and assembled by the TAW while its principal armaments and electronics are later integrated by Cochin State Armory. All four vehicles would be available for test drives in coordination with Transvaal authorities. Several pictures of the Tatra trucks working under the most inhospitable terrains were also displayed including during the Bosaso Development Zone, Antarctica, South East Asian rainforests during the Khmer War, Makanrushi development, for the Trans Himalayan Railroad and various other high pressure jobs in the Kingdom.

Mahindra and Mahindra displayed in its stall a Mahindra Axe All terrain Jeep and a Tusker light truck. An obstacle range was built inside the pavilion where the Axe would drive over to display its manifest driving capabilities.

The MetalStorm stall would be the most interior and most protected of all stalls. The Metal Storm stall would also host the Cochin State Armory products as CSA was a last minute entrant to the Expo. Several high technology weapons systems would be displayed here like Bali Area Defense System, employed by the Border Guards, MS155mm Self Propelled Gun, MS 5.56 mm Assault Rifle, MS 12.5 mm Heavy Machine Gun, MS 7.61 mm Light Machine Gun, MS20 CIWS-Ground, MS20 CIWS-Naval, MetalStorm Missile CIWS. The Cochin State Armory products displayed here would be CS-55 5.56 mm Assault rifle, CS9K 9mm Sub Machine Gun, CM-55 5.56 mm Squad Automatic Weapon, Thunder Electrothermal Chemical Technology and 130 mm T150 MBT Main gun.

At each of these stalls detailed brochures regarding various systems displayed would be provided.

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