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    What a turn of events! With such big alliances the Great War will look insignificant!

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    Nations ( Serbs, Slovaks, Czechs, Romanians, French and others ) enslaved by Mitteleuropa are eagerly awaiting arrival of UNA armies.......

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    Nations ( Serbs, Slovaks, Czechs, Romanians, French and others ) enslaved by Mitteleuropa are eagerly awaiting arrival of UNA armies.......
    ah, no! it's European nations standing united for freedom and democracy against Asian, African and American hordes! :P

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    Smart move, Japan should be an excellent ally against Germany even if this still leaves the problem of Fortress Europe.

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    @ Viden: Well, you can say so. But Entente is not fully dominating all those continents too. South African Republic and Ostafrika are quite powerful (especially SAR can counter weaker Union of South Africa, Portugal and rump Kinshasa Republic). In Asia, there are two powerful German allies: Qing Empire (consisting of most of China) and Princenly Federation in Southern India. I'm worried for my Indian allies as they are having long borders with both of those states.

    @ zoli1984: There is some truth in your comment. Germans are really promoting Mitteleuropa as protector of European civilization and depicting Entente as bunch of barbaric and uncivilised states. This isn't completely false view, as Mitteleuropa isn't some club of bad guys and Entente isn't club of saints. Nations of Mitteleuropa are relatively democratic states (they have strong executive powers, but that's somehow comparable to IRL Presidental and Semi-Presidental Republics). They are somehow between SC and PA in Hoi2 terms. On the other hand, Entente has many dictatorships on board. France is ruled by military junta, Iraq is dictatorship and Saudi Arabia is absolutist monarchy, Egypt is similar to average Mitteleuropean country and Kinshasa Republic is also ruled by military regime. There is Tzarism in Russia, and USA, Brazil and CSA are democracies with military presidents. However, with unification of Entente and Tokyo Pact, united alliance is now more democratic oriented.

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    Formation of UNA cooperation structures


    Paralel to Council as structure for political cooperation, the web of operational structures were created. Council formally remained the highest structure of UNA (with Secretary-General as chief executive), but operational structures became the working core of allied cooperation.

    Operational structures were joint under the roof of Allied Supreme Command, some kind of successor to former Entente United Command. Supreme Command was still under the formal command of Council and Secretary-General of UNA, but in fact, the most of decisions were done in this level. Cooperation wasn't so intensive as it was in Entente United Command, as it was mostly limited to strategic decisions and not to detailed tactical decisions (altough detailed operations were still possible to be planed in this level). However, the good thing of such system was that Russia actually entered those structures and didn't cooperate via special military mission anymore.

    Due to large membership in UNA, positions in those structures weren't divided among all members as it was done in case of Entente United Command. Meritocracy was much more influental this time, altough some bearers of old positions managed to stay in their reformed positions with help of political pressures. Strong forces also struggled to send as many of their cadre as possible into structures.

    As spiritual successor of Entente leaders, Canada somehow preserved it's strong status in joint structures. Due to successful leadership in the past, General Mobius was confirmed as head of joint chiefs again. Russians managed to take the second strongest position, while Secretariat stayed in French hands. Joint chiefs, support services and economic cooperation stayed practically unchanged from the times of Entente United, while Japanese gained control of very important office of security services, the joint intelligence service.

    Specialized security structures were also created for special operational areas. This was the area of international police and border control cooperation, exchange of radar information, protection of electronic systems and satellite network. Due to rising nuclear threat, special strategic command under the special committee was created. It was made out of representatives of all nuclear powers of UNA: Canada, France, Brazil, Russia and Japan. This structure was designed to prevent the individual unrestricted use of nuclear weapons without consulting the other allied nuclear powers. In case of emergency, it was mission of this committee to decide about the demand of certain member for use of nuclear weapons. Without consent of all members of committee, use of nuclear weapons was not permited. UNA hoped, that creation of such structure will be able to prevent the start of un-neccessary or premature apocalypse.



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    @Asalto : Im absolutely sure, that after years of hungarian occupation, slovaks would welcome anybody ( literally anybody, even invasion from Mars ), who would promise them liberation from hungarian oppression. The same goes for Serbs and Romanians.

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    Yeah well, if liberation worked like that, there would be mass revolts and Resistance movements going on right now.
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    Very nice update, pretty interesting organisation.
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    @ coorta88: I think we can agree on that, many European nations really desire liberation, altough many are pleased with current status.

    @ Razgriz 2K9: There are resistance movements, but they don't dare to provocate authorities too much yet.

    @ Dr. Gonzo: Welcome on board then!

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    @ Porkman: Well, there really aren't any good plans for that option.



    Irish-Canadian agreement


    In late August of 2011, Irish President Mangan visited Montreal where he met with Canadian Prime Minister Harper. In those harsh times, Republic of Ireland was struggling to keep her precious neutrality and all diplomatic weapons were used to preserve comfortable neutral status. After all, Ireland wouldn't get any profit with siding with one of sides. Ireland always had good commercial relations with both countries of Entente and Mitteleuropa, especially with Canada, United States, Confederate States, Germany and with four Celtic states: Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Normandy.

    To influence Ireland and protect her from Canadian influences, Germans gave a lot of provisions to Ireland in the past. Already in 1920s, when establishment of Irish kingdom under rule of Kaiser's youngest son failed, Germans recognized Irish republic to counter British influence. Eventually, Ireland got even more concesions trough the 20th century. Irish independence was guaranteed by Germany and non-aggression pact was signed. Ireland also partially entered the Mitteleuropa free trade area.

    Entente also tried to influence Ireland, but the memory of past conflicts with British monarchy still prevented stronger political cooperation with Canada. Irish were especially frustrated by formal Canadian view on Ireland: British queen still beared the title Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australasia, and Ireland was officially still British dominion in Canadian view, as Republic was never recognized by Canada and other Commonwealth members.

    This was about to change with the new agreement. Irish fear of Canadian invasion of Ireland during the potential war with Mitteleuropa was now erased. Canada and all other members of UNA that hadn't recognized the Republic of Ireland did that now. Non-aggression treaty was signed between Canada and Ireland and the word Ireland was removed from official title of British monarch. The old dreams of British exiles to reconquer the Ireland were now destroyed, but this was the prize to save the Irish neutrality. There was no chance that Ireland would join the UNA, but without the fear of revanchism of successors of British exiles, Ireland didn't have any reasons to join the Mitteleuropa anymore. Ireland decided to stay neutral, for a diffrence from the most nations of the world.



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    Impressive line-up from both sides there, this is going to be a truly spectacular war.

    Ireland may have been prevented from joining Mitteleuropa voluntarily but I can't help but wonder if the Germans now feel that direct intervention is necessary there.

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    The GmbH is still around? That's awesome! I wonder if it's like a futuristic megacorporation now. And the Legation Cities are like those libertarian zones in The Diamond Age. (Well they would be if they were still around).

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    This is going to be an epic war. It will be tough, but I am sure that the forces of the United Nations Alliance will be victorious in the end. Good updates.
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    Two really impressive alliances, it will be a duel of titans !
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    Algiers, 16 October 2011


    - President, we have to do something about that.

    - What is it, Renault?

    - You know that tensions with Mitteleuropa are still very high. Our military readiness is high, but we still don't have our backs secured in our own house.

    - What do you mean with that?

    - Well, we're leading our country with help of brute force and political repression, and many people aren't happy with that. Illegal far-Right party Action Francaise is getting a lot of support among the people...

    - How do you know that? Minister of the Interior should be more aware of this. But Louis Nicolas Bonaparte didn't inform me about this.

    - I have my sources in Gendarmerie, I am a soldier at least. Bonaparte is policeman. This means that one of security services must be wrong...

    - Good day, Sir. - Louis Nicolas Bonaparte, Minister of the Interior and the third man of regime, entered the room. He didn't even give a look to his rival, Prime Minister Renault.

    - Have a seat, Mister Bonaparte, we just discused about you and your service. Can you please give us a report about dissent among the population?

    - Sir, our services didn't detect any relevant suspicious activity among the people...

    - Akhem, how is it with underground party Action Francaise? - asked Renault.

    - Well, they are irelevant and powerless.

    - I wouldn't say so. - replied Renault. He opened a briefcase and hurled massive stockpile of documents on the desk. - Have a look, Bonaparte. Here is irelevant activity of Action Francaise. Bonaparte knew that his lies were revealed. In next hours, Bonaparte had to explain reasons for his lies about the real situation.



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    - Pressuming from your explanation, you were hiding truth about Action Francaise because you knew that it's impossible to successfully combat their influence with force and that alternative policy would be required. You were afraid of chance that we would make a political agreement with Action Francaise, and that you would have to face more rivals in politics? - analyzed President Dassault.

    - Yes. I'm very sorry for that. But you know that I can't stand those royalists.

    - Louis Nicolas, do you know that your personal feelings could jeopardize the security of our Republic? You could be tried for treason because of that.

    - And I think that he should be tried and convicted for his treason. - said Renault.

    - No need to that, Renault. Louis Nicolas has made a lot of good deeds too, and his service to our Republice has been very valuable. Louis Nicolas, you re pardoned for your lies, and your political position will be left intact.

    - Thank you, Sir.

    - But under one condition. You will be obligated to keep yourself out of any conflicts with Action Francaise. We must make a pact with them.

    - But Sir, is this really neccessary? Is it wise to make an alliance with far-Right ultra-Royalist radicals?

    - Unfortunately, this is neccessary for safety of our nation. Their royal claimant is now alligned to Mitteleuropa, and in case of war, they would represent the Fifth Column. We must prevent this danger. We need to contact them. Renault will do this job.

    - Consider it done, Sir. We know that their leader Royal is still unformally leading the party. She lives in villa in outskirts of Algiers. She officially cut all ties with politics after ban of political parties, but my sources in political underground say that she is still active in circles of prohibited Action Francaise. Even more, she is still unchallenged leader of this movement.

    - Excellent. Louis Nicolas, can I trust you this won't happen again? At least for the sake of France!

    - Sir, I won't disappoint you again.

    - Very well. It's the time to limit political rivarly for the sake of our homeland.



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    In the meeting with leaders of Action Francaise, the pact was signed. Ban on political paries was lifted, but all parties who decided to revive themselves had to unite into Party of National Unity (PNU). Union for the Republic, Action Francaise and Radicals were restored as legal parties and after the sign of treaty, they united into Party of National Unity. No other parties decided to restore themselves. Seats in parliament were disctributed according to situation before the ban, vacant seats were equally divided among parties that united into PNU.

    Just before that, Action Francaise terminated the membership of Duke Philippe according to agreement with President Dassault. As royalist movement, Action Francaise had to chose new royal claimant if they wanted to keep connection with their monarchist roots, and they decided to chose Legitimist claimant, a rival of Orleanist Duke Philippe. Legitimist claimant was happy that support of major royalist movement was thrown behind him, and he proudly accepted new position.

    Demands of Action Francaise for their cooperation were high, and Dassault's regime had to pay the price. Royalist leader Segolene Royal wanted Ministry of Economic Planning (especially important for armaments industry) and new royalist claimant became the foreign minister. New foreign minister was also supported by non-royalist faction due to his experiences in foreign policy (he held position of ambassador in many countries, last time he was French ambassador in Egypt), and to show to the world that legitimate French royalist claimant is Legitimist claimant that supports the cause of National France and not Orleanist claimant that defected to pro-German Kingdom of France.



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    The introduction of monarchial and democratic elements in National France is an unfortunate necessity.

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