Subtleknifewielder Posted April 29, 2010 Report Share Posted April 29, 2010 OOC: Because so few ever properly RP out the effects a war on foreign soil will have on the population at home...and because I'm bored--you get this thread, which is closed for the time being to myself only. OOC comments are, of course, welcomed as long as they are not complete spam. IC: [b]***Darwin, Lillia Palace, Parliament Hall***[/b] The decision to go to war had been a hotly contested one in both the Council and Parliament from the moment it was proposed, and it only grew in furor when it was mentioned that their allies in New South Wales and Greater Pacifica intended to declare as well. For this reason, it was kept in closed session, with the doors shut tightly and not even servants permitted to enter the room while discussions were taking place. To the surprise of very few, opinions tended to run along Duchy lines. The representatives of the Western Duchies: Perth, Adelaide, and Darwin itself, were largely in favor, along with the Tasmanians, with the representatives of Brisbane and the Pacific Islands firmly against it. The However, what did surprise a few was the split among the Micronesians. While most of them backed their hanseatic bretheren, this area contained the heaviest concentration of Nordlanders and the Fyo/Kyo-clans. The few represented here were voicing their approval for the war. "For too long Tahoe has been the scourge of not only their own region, but Asia and Oceania! We cannot let the threat of their presence in the Pacific continue to fester, lest one day we be caught under their heel like so many others!" exclaimed one Parliament member of Asian descent. "You would have us destroy the fragile peace that exists between the nations of the Pacific to protect us from a threat that most likely exists in your own minds?!" protested a Pacific Islands PM. "Your paranoia will be our end if we listen to the likes of you!" "It is NOT paranoia!" shouted a Darwinian representative. "Tahoe has, on more than one occasion, attacked allies of the Australian people!" "You mean of Promised Land! The Hansa never had problems with the Republic of Tahoe!" One of the Tasmanians calmly spoke. "However, they have threatened to attack brothers and sisters in other parts of the nation repeatedly...your bretheren and ours. The danger may not be present, but it is clear," she said, rationally, amidst the storm of both cheers and derision. "The Queen must be mad to propose such a thing! Surely..." [i]SLAP[/i] The rather foolish PM was the recipient of a stinging blow to his cheek, and this by one of his own fellow representatives from Brisbane. "The Queen is doing what she believes is best for the nation! How dare you insult her!" That session nearly degenerated into a brawl before the Guards, this time not the favored Lillians but rather Crimson Shield, waded in to break it up. Heavy-handed only with the most unruly, of course, nevertheless a number of PM's sported black eyes, bruised cheeks, and split lips before it was over. Even the Dukes and Duchesses had not been immune, and one PM from Perth had actually been laid unconscious. In the end, the vote was close...but it was clear. The Queendom of Australia was going to war with the Republic of Tahoe. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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