- Mar 28, 2013
Following again some further thought I also amend my vote from Nay to Aye on Melillan Admission.
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
((Liberalin totally gets a state funeral. Also, I guess you should IC it. Feel free to make some awesome monument, but make sure the government did not pay to much of it . Also, maybe we should consider a Presidential tomb... Also, Ahawk, do you plan on making any new rules?))((That would be up to the President; Jeeshadow?))
As a Colonel in the Federal Army I would like to request an appointment from the Minister of War so that I may serve the Federation and it's people.
~Colonel Frederick von Innsbruck-Brno
((...you do realise that only small sections of the cities, presumably the Venetian quarters, joined Venice? Not the whole cities...))Alexandros Petrakis gives a speech on the steps of the Blue House, the residence of the President of Crete
My fellow Cretans,
I come before you today to call for justice. Our island, as you know, is a peaceful and prosperous member state of the Federation, but not all of it remains this way. During the Venetian Crisis, upstart City Councilmen in our cities of Iraklion and Chania unilaterally declared their cities part of the Commonwealth of Venice. In the legal limbo created by the Constitutional Convention, I have been able to do little to rectify the situation, but with the return of calm to our fair nation, the time has come. The Venetian imperialists not only throw our Federation's hard-earned wealth away pursuing vast swaths of useless African desert, all in the name of regaining their absurd delusions of grandeur, but they also lay claim to our territory as well! We cannot stand for this. We shall not stand for this.
My argument rests on two pillars. First of all, the transfer of the cities of Iraklion and Chania were not ratified by a referendum in either Crete or Venice, in direct violation of Part 7, Article 20 of the Federal Constitution. The only ones who voted for the transfer were the City Councilmen, not the population of our nation or even the entire population of the cities. Thus, by Article 21, they are rendered null and void, and should be restored to Cretan authority immediately. Secondly, the Serene Commonwealth of Venice, as it styles itself, is not a state proper but a Free City. A Free City is defined, according to Part 7, Article 20, as a "single city within the Federation that is not part of any of the other states of the Federation." Even if one conceded, which would be absurd, that Iraklion and Chania were a part of the Serene Commonwealth of Venice, they are certainly not part of the city of Venice, being unconnected by land and hundreds of miles away. It must also be noted here that rather than being "not part of any of the other states of the Federation," they are part of the state of Crete. There are thus two possible interpretations of this argument. The first is that, due to holding overseas territory, Venice was illegally admitted as a Free City and its admission into the Federation as a state must be re-ratified. The other, far more logical, interpretation is that Venice possesses these territories illegally, and they should be restored to the Republic of Crete immediately.
Thus, on behalf of the State of Crete, I call upon the Constitutional Court to rule on the legality of the Venetian occupation of the Cretan cities of Iraklion and Chania. Should my state require me to do so, I would be proud to argue the case before the Court itself.
Thousands of Cretans are now denied unity with their countrymen and subjected to a quasi-monarchical system of government due to the mad ambitions of Venice and her stooges on our City Councils. We must stand up for Crete, as a symbol of the triumph over monarchy and tyranny, and ensure that all states work in harmony with the Federal Government. We seek only justice and the restoration of order. Long live Crete, and God bless the Danubian Federation!
The crowd applauds
((Liberalin totally gets a state funeral. Also, I guess you should IC it. Feel free to make some awesome monument, but make sure the government did not pay to much of it . Also, maybe we should consider a Presidential tomb... Also, Ahawk, do you plan on making any new rules?))
I offer my full support to all the states requesting admittance into the Federation. I have no doubt they shall be great additions to this Federation.
-President Aetios Spiros
((...you do realise that only small sections of the cities, presumably the Venetian quarters, joined Venice? Not the whole cities...))