Sarah Tintagyl Posted April 16, 2010 Report Share Posted April 16, 2010 [i]Bordeaux, Aquitaine Hotel de Ville[/i] "Is this the last of the documentation Valmonde?" Therese looked up from her desk at the General standing in front of her. "With this Burgundy is completely finished?" "Everything from your conference in Versailles. The treaties, so on and so forth, we have full justification to begin moving troops and securing the borders with South Germany, North Germany, and the Netherlands. With the fall of Gallia, we are poised to command the whole of France with the exception of Brittany who are our allies in the Western European Union." The Prime Minister nodded and stood up from her chair, looking out the windows of City Hall into central Bordeaux. "I don't see there being much of a problem in securing the areas. Our neighbors most definitely would rather see a France led by Aquitaine then Hohenzollern anyways." She shook her head. "The fact he and his ilk still influence the throne of France sickens me the royals, Bourbon, Bonaparte, all of them, they aren't needed in the world today. Just soaking up the well earned francs of those who actually need them. God forbid the ideals of the Revolution actually be realized." Valmonde and the other members of the Prime Minister's cabinet straightened their uniforms and looked at the ground, before the General cleared his throat and looked back up at Therese's figure staring out towards the horizon. "Paladin Josselyne is ready too move when ever you give the word Milady." Therese nodded. "How large of a force shall we be moving into secure the general populace?" "Lady Adelaide has said that a force of about Three hundred thousand and about three thousand tanks would be more than an ample amount to cross to the borders and provide public defense and order. The question of course was that given that Paris is now under our control, will we be moving the capital?" The Prime Minister turned and clasped her hands behind her back. "Not at the moment, the government needs time and given just how messy the relations between the Burgundians and our people were. Hasty moves could be dangerous to both our immediate home front and the Burgundian one as well. We plan accordingly. Secure France first." "Of course Milady." Valmonde bowed as he turned with his officers and walked out of Therese's quarters. After he had disappeared she sat back down and cracked her fingers. "Vive la France." She chuckled and poured herself a glass of champagne. "Vive la France." --- [i]The Former Border, Aquitaine-Burgundy[/i] Adelaide Josselyne stared through her binoculars at the French countryside north of Limoges, the beauty of the rolling hills that beyond lay the Seine and the Ardennes was almost too much for Adelaide to take. She wanted to reach out through her gloves and touch Paris again, hike through the forests, relax and swim in the rivers. So much of France had been taken from them as of late and finally they had the orders to get it back and this time without the cost of ever damaging the countryside or the cities. Behind her position were two brigades of the Aquitainian army poised to move towards Paris whilst up and down the borders of the countryside, tens of thousands of men were in the position to move towards the cities and regions of Marseilles, Dijon, Lyon, Caen, and the French borders. All she required was the go-ahead, which came in the fashion a roaring jeep, bounding up the hills to where she stood. "Lady Adelaide!" The driver called, as he parked the vehicle and hopped out with a white letter in his hand. "Is that from Therese?" "Yes Lady Paladin." He handed her the letter. Grabbing the letter from him, Adelaide poured over its contents, a smile rising before tossing it to the ground. "Ready the brigades and send word to all region commanders to begin to advance. We should be in Paris by nightfall of the second day." And thus the advance was made. Three hundred thousand soldiers would advance, unopposed into the former nation of Burgundy. Under Adelaide's direct command were about one-hundred thousand soldiers spread from Limoges to Clermont, along with one thousand tanks. It was their job to secure the roads leading towards Paris, take Paris and then once the capital was taken, begin to move out in arc patters towards the cities and towns around Paris spreading the word, if Burgundy hadn't already done so, that Aquitaine was now in control of France and with that they would bring massive technological advancements that the Burgundians could not hope to achieve. It may not have been fair to say, but Burgundy was in essence a third-world country and with the economic collapses from the previous French state, the people needed to be brought back to modernity. Aquitaine could achieve that. With them, the soldiers brought all necessary items in case they found the cities void of order, these were their brethren and would be treated as such. They would also be carrying versions of the treaty signed in Versailles. Beyond Adelaide's personal force, two other arcing forces, both of hundred thousand men and a thousand tanks moved from Toulouse and Nantes as well, they would be focused on arcing through the Northern and Southern regions of France respectively. The north concentrating on Caen and Le Harve, with once those were secure meeting up with the vanguard force in Paris. Whist in the south, the objectives would be securing Marseilles and Lyon, before eventually turning north and linking up with the vanguard in Dijon. The entire operation to cover the whole of France would take some time, but it was time that Adelaide had an abundance of and with Burgundy legally under Aquitaine control, it would just be a matter of restoring social order to a people who were to profit forever from Aquitaine's advancements and from this. The Birth of France once again. And by that nightfall, the vanguard had arrived in the outskirts of Paris and by dawn after seeing out patrols of the city and Adelaide setting up her headquarters in the outskirts of the city as the patrols were conducted. Thus by dawn, the Cross of Lorraine once again flew proudly over the Eiffel Tower. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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