Sarah Tintagyl Posted June 3, 2010 Report Share Posted June 3, 2010 Since the defeat of Galicia and the entrance of their nation as a satellite state of France onto the world state, Therese's desire to expand the French Empire southward had been placed at a halt. While the Spanish were nearly always skirting on the fence between actually existing as a unified state or falling into anarchy, the Valencians to the French immediate south were even more dubious at making anything of the Western European Union they were involved in, or that they were supposed to be involved in. It was the problem with Western Europe, it was home to some of the eldest of nations in the world, Scotland or what had been Proxia, what had been the Welsh Empire, Taeunas, but none of those nations contributed much to the advancement of Europe or for that matter the world. In the Empress' mind, France and the German Democratic Republic were the only true voices of Western Europe and depending on the time of the year, North Germany. That being said, the nation of Valencia had shown all signs of being completely being dismantled by internal problems, as what happened to all governments that refused to beckon to the call of their people. If I government became unresponsive then the people took it upon themselves to govern and for the most part it happened with the worst results imaginable. Needless to say, the Western European Union was unresponsive, PEPTO was more worried about the recent Slavic acquisition of Belarus and so it would fall to France, yet again to bring order, stability, discipline, and strength back to the east coast of Iberia. With a garrison of twenty thousand still in Galicia, Therese ordered General Astier of the Second Army of France two-hundred thousand soldiers as well two thousand armor and a corp of artillery to march south from Pau and deploy in Zaragoza and Barcelona, from capturing these two cities they would then move south to take Valencia if everything went to plan. Of course the Empire had every intention to annex the territory, if it became a problem in the future, the negotiation table was always there but if the people of Valencia desired independence then France would of course oblige as well as push for the same deal that would come with Galicia. But again, all things for the negotiation table later on. As such the march began as the two hundred thousand man force poured over the Pyrenees to Zaragoza and Barcelona, whilst the Empress made the following message to the world. [quote] [i] Ladies and Gentlemen of France and my neighbors of the Global Community, In the last few months Europe has seen a great deal of national collapse and annexation, in Eastern Europe we have seen the destruction of Belarus and the finding of good homes for their people in the Slavic Federation, the Slavorussian Empire, and North Germany. Those noble nations took it upon themselves to bring stability to a nation on the brink of collapse just as I intend to repeat the same trials with the people of Valencia. The nations of Valencia which lays on the French Southern Border has not been in response for nearly a year and their collapse brings a major threat to the stability of our southern economy and stability. Therefore France has taken it upon herself to return stability and order to the people of Valencia as such, two hundred thousand men of our Second Army have been deployed over the Pyrenees to occupy the nation and as such Valencia will be annexed into the French Empire as a sovereign territory of the Empress. The Western European Union has shown that they have been unable to address this problem as has PEPTO, these alliances are not at fault, such a problem can slip through the cracks in a bureaucracy and the strength of these organizations is not to be questioned. However, I feel that France must act alone in Iberia that it is our duty to make sure that our southern borders and our friends in Galicia are protected from the hordes of anarchy. To the people of Valencia, your time of safety and freedom returns today. In Zaragoza, in Barcelona, and surely in Valencia you will be given every benefit and aid that you have been denied of the past year. Together we will make France, Valencia, Iberia, and Western Europe, prosperous and powerful. Vive la Valencia, Vive la France![/i] [/quote] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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