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    Interesting... turn of events.
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    meh - thats 4 more minority chairmen to snap up and save the day with.
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    i'm glad that someone else than the LNU formed the government but on the other i'm not sure if such a wide coalition is able to survive long.

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    especially Rad. Soc. and CDP; don't see a free market/ command market coalition lasting.

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    Outlaw SDP!

    This can't be happening!
    They cannot leave the biggest party outside the cabinet!!!

    That be civil war!

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    Great update. I like the time you're taking on all this. I did a game last night (one of many that I wish I'd turned into an AAR) using the savegame you so kindly sent me, and played as the successful Bengal (who I quickly rebranded the 'Indian People's Republic' due to their expansion). I played for a few hours solid and it's now late 1944, with basically all of Europe under Syndicalist influence and the Entente all but destroyed. The only question for me now is whether I take on the Russian bear, or try to reason with him...

    But yeah, I rushed through all that with little time to enjoy the political subtleties of what I was doing - I prefer what you're doing here. And, in case you're wondering, I'm afraid your Lithuanian Commonwealth couldn't stand for long against the Russians in the East and, eventually, the French (and Indians) in the West

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    Organise the masses and storm the party headquarters of the spd and the cpu and the agrarian party!!!!

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    Warsaw, Commonwealth
    September 21st, 1941



    - Today, the country of Iraq has proclaimed its independence following the Turkish war. Backed by Syndicalists from Persia and Bengal, the new Iraqi state officially declared war on the no-longer-existant Ottoman Empire. The President of Iraq, Yusuf Salman Yusuf, declared Iraq to be a peaceful state of workers and peasants, fighting the Ottomans solely in order to preserve its independence. Nevertheless, Iraq has joined the Internationale as its third Asian member. More liberated countries are sure to appear, as the Internationale taskforce maintains an offensive into Syria and Lebanon...


    The radio kept interrupting the usual music with news messages, barely heard by anyone in a loud and crowded Warsaw cafe. In the corner of the hall two men in overcoats were sitting, sharing a bottle of Schnapps.

    - Frankly, Yan, you have no idea about what crap you got yourself into when you agreed with Stulginski's proposal. Stulginski may be Christian, but first of all, he's a politician hungry for power and overthrowing Smetona. - said Marshal Sikorski, sniffing his shot glass.
    - Marshal, I knew something like this would happen as soon as I started running for Byelorussian representative.
    - White Ruthenian. - corrected Sikorski.
    - Whatever. You are underestimating my surviveability. I've been a Red guerilla, a Soviet corps commander, a White Ruthenian general and, for a short moment, a prisoner of war. And yet here I sit in front of you, drinking some terribly expensive raspberry liqueur, paid by my former enemy, the glorious Sikorski.
    - Your former enemy, Yan, has no bloody idea how you could have been paroled two times in a row, first in Ruthenia for being Red, now in Lithuania for being Ruthenian.

    Yan smiled.
    - Well, if I say I'm a Jew and Jews always find their way out, would that satisfy you?
    - Since the Jewish question ruined the Ottoman Empire and is now the hot potato of Mitteleuropean politicians, I really don't want to talk about it. - answered Sikorski. In addition, you're not the Jewish, you're the White Ruthenian representative in Seimas!
    - Not my fault there's no such thing as a White Ruthenian national minority.
    - Isn't there?
    - Well, if you ask me - answered Yan - there isn't. It's just a crossbreed of Poles and Russians who thought back in the stormy 1917 that they are a nation and deserve a sovereign state.
    - So tha-a-a-at's why you went Red back then.
    - No, I just wanted more adventure than rotting in the Minsk garrison being shot at by both Germans and Russians.
    - Adventure? - asked Sikorski and drank again.
    - Yes. The Russian Civil War was all about adventure! You never knew who you would have to fight tomorrow, or even which side you were on. People, commanders, whole divisions used to switch sides dozens of times. That meant that you had a legal right to shoot someone before asking him about his faction. Used to be fun.


    Over the post-Weltkrieg years, Yan Gamarnik has been fighting in Ukraine and White Ruthenia, switching sides whenever a better opportunity appeared. Regardless of his affiliation he kept helping the local populace, saving hundreds from starvation. That made him a popular figure in the White Ruthenian countryside and helped him stay alive after the Russian Civil War.

    Sikorski shook his head and looked into the window.
    - So what are your plans now, Yan?
    - Yan Gamarnik will keep doing the only thing he knows well - fighting! Stulginskis' payment for my...services is making me an officer at your command. Good, proper Lithuanian officer.
    - At my command?
    - Oh come on, Sikorski, every dog outta here knows that you've been secretly supporting the CDP and they'll keep you as the Chief of Staff instead of appointing some Lithuanian old fart.
    - But that was classified...

    Gamarnik smiled again and reclined in his chair, sighing dreamingly.
    - And then, when the Big War comes...
    - I bet you're looking forward to it. - grumbled Sikorski.
    - Heck, of course! I'll have so many opportunities for further adventure. Battles over sand dunes in that Iraq, wherever that is...oh yes, that's even better than being the key person in the new Seimas coalition.
    - Your pride is staggering, Gamarnik.
    - Nah. It's just proper ambition for a person in our turbulent times. Well, I got to run! Thanks for the booze.

    Gamarnik put on his civilian hat,took an umbrella off the rack and walked out of the cafe. A moment later, everyone heard a shot.

    The Marshal sprang to his feet and ran to the entrance. Outside, Gamarnik lay dead, the right part of his head shattered into pieces. Sikorski looked around for the sniper, but that was all futile - they could have fired from anywhere.

    Sikorski went back into the cafe and ordered another bottle from the bar, scowling in desperation.
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    Oh..dangerous plots there.
    Sikorski should be more cautious...
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    Wow, Ottoman Empire is realy going to be destroyed by Syndicalists. Is there Syndicalist Turkey avalible as revolter?
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    As always, big thanks for the comments, Meadow, glad you enjoyed the savegame.

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    Simple Turkey is available as a revolter, with a choice of different governments. Whether Syndies will make it to Anatolia Proper or not we we will see in two-three days.

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    Hurray! That's how you solve that pesky problem called democracy. Although snipering the guy is kind of blunt, perhaps too blunt for the LNU. After all, they would be the first to be suspected. No matter who did it though, blame the Syndies!

    General Popeliucka for president, ehm...Chief of Staff!

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    Sic simper tyrannosaur!

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    Yes an assassination!!! Now go LNU take that position and win the elections by forming a proper coalition which will rule all of the Commonwealth....

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    Shooting him was quite bold. Hope it won't cause any dissent ;]

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    Vilnius, Commonwealth
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    - Good afternoon, mister Stulginskis! - said Antanas Smetona, smiling broadly to the CDP leader, who got out of his car after his bodyguard opened the door.

    - Since such bloodthirsty madmen like you are in power, Smetona, there is no such thing as a good afternoon. What did you want to discuss? - said Stulginskis, looking irritated.

    - Oh, I'm just as shocked by the murder of Yan Gamarnik as you, mister Stulginskis. I really hope police will find the murderer, although it will be hard, with Gamarnik having earned enemies in three countries and all political wings...would you mind if you and I talked in my cabinet? I assure you, it will not result in your death. Not even permanent injury. - explained Smetona.

    In the middle of Smetona's luxurious cabinet stood a chess table, two armchairs placed opposite each other.
    - Would you like a game of chess, mister Stulginskis? I think politics had a lot in common with that game, don't you agree?
    - Not much, mister Smetona. Chess has rules. It's a cerebral game and noone's allowed to use muscle in it. But allright, I can see you're making some abstruse metaphor here, so where do I sit?
    - I would be honored if you played whites, mister Stulginskis. - Our clothes should match the sides, I believe. - said Smetona.

    Smetona sat at the table, adjusting his black suit. Stulginskis, comically, was wearing white today.
    - As you can see, mister Stulginskis, you've made the first move and I did the second, so it's your turn again.

    Stulginskis took a look at the board. The white queen was missing.
    - The white q...
    - Is knocked out, as a consequence of your first move, mister Stulginskis. - interrupted Smetona, making an unbearably sarcastic face.
    - But that's foul game...
    - And who told you, you moralist cretin, that politics is a fair game? - suddenly growled Smetona. - Did you expect to marry Arciszewski's goons and form the cabinet? Without us and the 44% represented by our party?
    - In normal countries, Smetona, this is what happens when parties get egoist and refuse to cooperate.
    - Screw normal countries! Normal countries get infested with Syndicalists, and in a year or two give up and the Red taint grows all over. I will not allow this in my country.

    Stulginskis moved the rook pawn.
    - Listen to your paternalist "my country". Who gave you rights to own a country? Not even our King is in possession of the Commonwealth, he only rules it. You cannot own a nation.
    - Cut your liberal nonsense, Stulginskis, you know that LNU is in effective control of the country.
    - Was in effective control, Smetona. Blowing off people's heads in the public shows very well how deformed the LNU has become. I bet someone from the Iron Wolf done it, eh?
    - Your methods are just as deformed, Stulginskis. - said Smetona, moving a black knight. - How many of pious Polish Catholics will accept your union with the Socialists? None, and you know why.



    Aleksandras Stulginskis began his studies with theology, but did not join the priesthood, then studied agronomy and published a few works on farming crops, but eventually became a member of the Council of Lithuania, first govermental body of the country. An advocate of republican form of government and pro-Entente activist, he had to stay silent throughout the turbulent 20's, only to reemerge as the new leader of Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party in 1932. He softened up his views in desperate attempts to get into the government, but until 1941, no minister places were ever granted to the CDP.


    Stulginski paused.
    - Perhaps, but I'm sure you haven't dragged me in your cabinet to mock me, right? I may be a nice chess player but not the best one in the Commonwealth.
    - I've invited you in order to discuss how we two could save Lithuania from the Red disaster that is lurking in every single corner these days. Check.
    - You think we cannot just convince another minority representative to join the coalition and give us the majority?
    - Nope! - smiled Smetona. - I've made sure you won't ever find more money than I paid the other four. Another check.
    - Damn, I sure missed that one - complained Stulginskis, sacrificing a bishop. - Allright, let's hear your proposition.
    - A clear LNU-CDP coalition. Two minister places for your and Popiel's arses.
    - Not enough. Check!
    - You're not haggling here, Stulginskis, you're saying yes or no to a fixed offer. There'll be three CDP members in the Cabinet. Do you think I'm so blind as not to have a personal file on Sikorski?
    - Is it bigger than my file, I wonder?
    - Yes, it is. Takes three volumes, actually. Sikorski is a ve-e-ery interesting person, and also, the only one capable of rational thought among the Christian Democrats. Checkmate.

    Stulginskis peered at the board. Checkmate, indeed.
    - And the forces of Evil, the landlords, Germans, industrial moguls and the 44 percent that thought they're nice win again! - said Smetona, clenching his fist.
    - What if I refuse? - asked Stulginski.

    Smetona picked up the white king. The wooden piece wore black eyeglasses drawn in crayon, terribly resembling Stulginski's trademark spectacles. Smetona hurled the white king at the wall. It shattered, pieces clinging against the silver plate with fruit standing on the fireplace.
    - If you desire to be eliminated in a more eccentric way then catching a 7,92 slug in your forehead, I'm open for suggestions.
    - No. I see that I have no other choice than to accept it. - sighed Stulginskis. - I only hope God will find an eccentric way to roast you in hell for all this.
    - Perhaps, - grinned Smetona - perhaps.



    The new Cabinet of Lithuania featured the great LNU-CDP compromiser Vladas Mironas and three CDP members- Wladyslaw Sikorski, Aleksandras Stulginskis, who secured the position of Lithuanian Foreign Minister and Wincenty Witos, a Polish veteran politician who was assigned to oversee foreign intellegence. The CDP eventually managed to lobby a weak privatisaion in Lithuania and a few laws on freedom of commerce and correspondence privacy.

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    Nice chess player, that Antanas.

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    Smetona is such a badass , the chess part was awesome.
    Great update as usual! I'm happy that Lituania is back on the right track.
    Now let's take care of the syndies.
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    aww that's bad news.
    why isn't witos in the agrarian party anyway ?

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