~Part 1: The State of Affairs~
Behold! Glorious Bar:
Serene, majestic, beautiful... perhaps the grandest army in the world, no? Ah, you may be wondering something... worry not, I shall answer that. Hang on, they're over here... not much room in Bar....
Ah! I can tell you are surprised: Bar DOES have an army! The BARmy Army, we sometimes call it, painful pun or not. Well, naturally we must protect our interests, and this force is just the thing for the job! 6000 angry Barroise, courtesy of our forcelimits of 1. Grandiose hardly begins to describe us.
It is expensive of course, to maintain such a large army. Most of that actually came from the Pretender who seized the throne last year - at least it paid off our 5 loans! But we do have a real source of income: Our merchants BARter far and wide:
No doubt now you begin to appreciate the awesomeness of Bar? Hm, perhaps not. Well, I shall show you what makes Bar superior to every other nation in Europe. What has brought us much glory in the last 22 years. It is this simple fact. Not 2 years have passed since it happened. I think showing you the picture will explain better than I ever could: