Gentlemen, welcome to the Reichstag. Due to the crisis nature of the world we currently live in I will cut my usual introduction and get straight to an update of the situation.
Following the Syndicalist World Revolution, the government announced their plans to form a strong coalition against the leftist ideologies that threaten us. The results of our diplomatic actions just came in, and I have some good and some bad news. But I'll get to that in a minute. First a production and technology overview.
In line with the new construction plans of the government, focus has shifted to military productions in order to deal with the threat of syndicalism at our borders. Technology-wise, we have completed research into Agricultural production and have now shifted to research of the new Blitzkrieg doctrines, moving away from our old mass warfare theory.
A report on the actions of our secret espionage force the Abwehr. By direct orders of the leader of the Abwehr; Vice-Chancellor FlyingDutchie, three new plans have been plotted out to liberate strategic countries from the iron grip of Syndicalism. As we speak, our agents have shipped to Indonesia, Greece and Crete to begin assembling a force to stage a counter-revolution. In Dutch indonesia, the Abwehr was welcomed with open arms by the Indonesian Liberation Army, a nationalistic guerilla aimed at liberating the islands from their Dutch opressors. Many colonial officers there support our actions aswell, for they are aristocrats and opponents of the Syndicalists. Maybe the government would do wise to seek a reconciliation between these two groups? The colonials want noting more than to keep their monopoly on the markets and their wealth intact, if we could promise them important posts we might receive their backing for the Indonesian Liberation Army...
The government's actions were a success: Even before Goering had time to consider the consequences of his actions, Abwehr troops had located the man at his mansion in Dar Es Salaam and apprehended him. A new colonial governor has been installed, who is working as we speak to bring the Muller plan into realisation. Goering will arrive in Berlin tomorrow, where on command of the Chancellor himself, be will be tried for High Treason to the Kaiserreich. In the meanwhile, evidence has popped up that Goering had been secretely shipping gold from the treasury of Mittelafrika to his own accounts for years, and in the country itself several movements have risen protesting Goerings rule over Mittelafrika. Die Realpolitik Zeit has received photos of government brutality against the population of Mittelafrika, and evidence that Goering was exploiting the labourers of the country, forming his own Deutschreich militias out of brigands and mercenaries who exacted harsh vengeance upon all those that opposed. For the past years, he has been keeping these actions concealed for us. This is intolerable! Although a Weltkrieg hero and supported by the Haxist and Alexist parties, Goering now rots in a German cell, awaiting the trial that could cost him his freedom... or his life
You will find more information on the accusations against Goering on your desks, but let us continue with the report for now, gentlemen.
For a while, things started to go bad in Ukraine. An agricultural crisis led to a surge in syndicalist activity, and the notorious Syndicalist Nikita Khrushchev held a fiery speech in which he claimed the seat of Prime Minister for himself, promising the labourers a better life, and a way out of poverty
Luckily, the Ukrainian government proved strong enough to resist, and arrested the dissident before he could do any real harm. Russia, stil tangled up with it's partisans, was unable to respond. For now, our Ukrainian buffer is secure.
Troubles in Spain. The Syndicalist-Anarchist CNT-FAI has been holding mass protests all over the Iberian peninsula, and the government is increasingly incapable of keeping the riots under control. In response, the Alexist Carlists are staging their own counter-protests, and as we speak battles are raging in the streets of Barcelona and Madrid between Syndicalist and Carlist militants. We will continue to observe the situation closely.
New friends have arrived. The government has answered the pleas of Bolivia and La Plata, and both countries have joined our alliance.
Allmost immediately after signing the alliance, several ships containing relief resources and money crossed the South-Pacific. This sacrifice took a heavy toll on our own crisis-rid economy, but it has stabilized the economies of both South-American countries, and it's government. If the Syndicalists want our allies, they'll have to take them by force.
Our other diplomatic efforts have had mixed results.
The Japanese military government has refused our approachment, stating that due to the government's support for the Qing, we are their enemies. The Japanese seem incapable of reason. To hell with those sushi-eating pigs!
The US, on the other hand, has stated they wish to approach us, but due to the internal issues of the country they will not join our alliance for the time being. The Syndicalist and Alexist forces struggling for power in the US internally, however, consider us as their mortal enemies. We would do well as to try and keep these radicals from taking control of the US. On a bright note, two lucrative trade deals were closed as a sign of friendship between our countries, netting Germany a significant extra income of Oil and Rare Materials.
The Ottomans have requested military access through the Suez in exchange for their support. I will explain why as soon as I finish this report.
The government in Finland, faced with a hostile Russia to the East and a hostile Norway to the North, was quick to accept our request for an alliance. They did request us to recognise their claims on Karelia in exchange, but these were approved by the government.
South-Africa drives a harder bargain. After hearing of the Muller-Plan, the free African government has announced they wish sovereignity over Namibia and promise to place it under a proper African governance. They believe this is in line with our decolonisation attempts, and will be a sign of friendship towards the African peoples in general. This decision is up to the government.
That closes my diplomatic report. You will be informed when or if new issues arise. Onto other things.
The Internationale congress came and went, and as expected the Syndicalists have reaffirmed their resolve to bring Syndicalism to the world, although they did not specifically mention Germany or Mitteleuropa. With Russia in throes and the Western syndicalists minding their own internal issues, our borders are safe. For now.
An important new point that arose during the Congress was a Syndicalist condemnation of the pope in Italy and Christianity in general. The Italian Union is now seeking a greater power to ally with to protect it from Syndicalism, and we could be this power. Allying the christians will gain us the friendship of many Christian nations like Portugal and Ireland, although a large part of the opposition believes the Pope's rule over Italy is a violation of the division between Church and State, and allying with these religious fanatics might hurt our relations with other countries, for example the muslim Ottomans.
Which brings us to the Middle East, where tensions are growing exponentially. The new Syndicalist Arab states have officialy declared their intents on, and I quote the Egyptian syndicalist leader 'Liberating the opressed Arab peoples from the iron rule of the Ottoman monarchy in the name of all of Arabia, freedom, and God. ALLAHU AKBAR!'
In response to this Arab League, the Ottomans have brought their army into the highest state of readyness, and are deploying the bulk of their forces to the borders as we speak. The Cured man of Europe seems stronger than it has been in decades, but many question if that will be enough to fight off three powerfull Syndicalist states at the same time. As a spot of luck, Greece has turned away from this league against the Ottomans, as part of their allegiance to the Internationale, who condemns the Arab League and has broken ties with the Arab countries. It is believed the situation has become unnegotiationable. The government must now decide if it wishes to support the Ottomans in case of an eventual war with the Arab league. The Ottoman Empire has demanded access through the Suez, which will no doubt be used as an attack route to the capitol of Egypt.
That will be all for today. Gentlemen, on your desks you will find new issues facing the cabinet. Read them well, and decide accordingly.
We are surrounded by enemies, gentlemen, but Germany stands. Like a dim light in a world of darkness, Germany stands.