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((Just because I am not playing him does not mean he suddenly disappears lol, I was in Africa and escaped with the rest, if I do recall, since I was there for that part. And if you will remember, I did IC-wise get a lot of workers on our side and IG-wise actually get enough fuel to run the tanks, but sure, THAT's the thanks I get. Now I know how Tyrion feels. Bon voyage, fascist, may we never meet again :p ))
((Well, of course you escaped. And you probably ARE the best person for this job.
It's just that everyone else is a goddamn vulture, an opportunistic bastard.
We can, of course, play through a different scenario with your character.))
 
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A few days ago, local tabloid in Bruges presented the news of two ghosts, strangely similar to Martin de Graaf and his son Willem, lurking around the Bruges cemetery crying: "Why, Henriette Savarin, WHY?"

As the investigation later discovered, the ghosts were only seen by the gravedigger after he drank half a bottle of cheap booze. Yet, the story kept circulating among Belgian republicans for months to come.

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In Belgian Africa, the Commissar of Commerce and Labour, Heinrich Adema, was dismissed after the Leader found his progress at industrializing Africa slow. He then retreated from public life, and rumours had it that his life was ended in one of the penal colonies by a guillotine. Soon after that, a decree from the Leader himself abolished the Commissariat and sent a short note to Roni Vandermeer, the State Commissar for Finance:

Roni,

I have decided to merge Adema's former position with yours as the Commissariat for Economy. You are hereby charged to get us the means to continue our fight against those who occupy our homeland. Focus on key industries for warfare.
Do not fail me. Those who did have felt the consequences.

Glory to Belgium!

Philippe-Auguste, Marquis de Broqueville, the Leader of Belgian State, Belgian Nation and the National Movement
State Commissar Dom Contravarius got back his proposal to rename the cities of Belgian Africa with a single word on them: "Approved."

Jules van de Velde was invited on a meeting with the Leader himself in the former Governor's palace. He was informed that his proposal was considered and the Leader charged him to start implementing the policies to improve the situation of the natives immediately. The Leader also reminded him that the power to arrest individual lies on the State Commissariat of Security and Lucien van Buskirk. de Broqueville as the Leader then issued the warrant himself giving it the necessary legitimacy to be carried out.


The second provisional Great Council of Commissars, 1913

The Leader of Belgian State, Belgian Nation and the National Movement: Philippe-Auguste, Marquis de Broqueville
His Royal Highness King of Belgium: August-Marie I.

State Commissar for Foreign Relations: Francois Leandres
State Commissar for War: Pierre Maurice Pilon
State Commissar for Economy: Roni Vandermeer
State Commissar for National Security: Lucien van Buskirk
State Commissar for Overseas Empire: Jules Van de Velde
State Commissar for Education, Culture and Propaganda: Konrad Maximilian Xavier dom Contravarius-Don’Paulus

Chief of General Staff: Supreme-General Philipp Auguste Lebeau

((The power to use NFs lies on Otto for the colonies and Noco for the mainland - SCfS is basically MoJ and MoI combined. I believe we have two NFs Thunder?
Economy combines the power of finance, commerce and labour. The others should be more or less clear.))
 

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I wonder how can we trust having a drug addict and a criminal in the parliament. Say, Monsieur Dupointe, have you already repayed the damages you caused to various individuals and the city of Brussels, while destroying their property during your illegal Brussels "knickerbocker" rampage? Or, being then protected by your communist friend in the Ministry of Brussels, you are still quite comfortable with breaking the law then?

- Hippolyte-Alexandre de Lannoy, Duke of Anjou-Brienne, Minister of Interior
Ah, the "tu quoque" fallacy. It amuses me how the liberals take credit for every legislative achievement yet criticize the work on the streets that we socialists have done that forced the liberals' hands on every issue.

Let me ask you, de Lannoy, have you repaid the Africans for all the labor and life your capitalist cronies have stolen from them?

-Amedee Dupointe
 

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Ah, the "tu quoque" fallacy. It amuses me how the liberals take credit for every legislative achievement yet criticize the work on the streets that we socialists have done that forced the liberals' hands on every issue.

Let me ask you, de Lannoy, have you repaid the Africans for all the labor and life your capitalist cronies have stolen from them?

-Amedee Dupointe
Heer Dupointe's that is a poor arguement as you expressedly asked for the destruction of property of private citizens. Heer de Lannoy is in no way responsible for capitalism, for he was not even alive when the concept was created. Blame the long dead people who invented the system.

- Senator Christian van de Velde
 

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On the same day that the Bruges tabloids printed the de Graaf story, another article circulated that Pierre Savarin and his wife's relationship had become strained as of late due to Mme. Savarin's vetoing of the republican proposals, but such claims were not substantiated.

I must express my disappointment at Madame Prime Minister's decisions to exercise her veto, but I will not declare open opposition to my government.

I must therefore tender my resignation as Minister of Brussels. No leader of a republican party should veto a republican proposal, simple as that, and I cannot continue to serve a government that runs contrary to its' governing party's own stated principles.

- Antoine Moreau
 

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Regarding the possible social reform, I must note that the most popularly-wanted change seems to be the implementation of Extended Unemployment Subsidies. However, I must note that, before we take any steps in these direction, it should be evaluated by our Treasury, whether we can afford such luxuries at the moment. It must be remembered that losing Africa made has led to certain problems or economical nature.

On the other hand, we may consider moving to a 10-hours work day.

- Hippolyte-Alexandre de Lannoy, Duke of Anjou-Brienne, Minister of Interior
 

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On the same day that the Bruges tabloids printed the de Graaf story, another article circulated that Pierre Savarin and his wife's relationship had become strained as of late due to Mme. Savarin's vetoing of the republican proposals, but such claims were not substantiated.

I must express my disappointment at Madame Prime Minister's decisions to exercise her veto, but I will not declare open opposition to my government.

I must therefore tender my resignation as Minister of Brussels. No leader of a republican party should veto a republican proposal, simple as that, and I cannot continue to serve a government that runs contrary to its' governing party's own stated principles.

- Antoine Moreau
Monsieur Moreau, have you, per chance, noticed that first propositions to veto this proposal came from another prominent member of NDP, Minister Vanderhoof? And I know many other members of the movement that do not support the enthusiastic republicanism-at-all-costs of Savarin Sr. that once was dominant. Clearly there are ideological changes in your own party that must be considered.

It is can also be mentioned that the platform of Madame Savarin during the elections never included republicanism, that she runs a coalition government of which two parties are outrightly monarchist and that for the Prime Minister of Belgium the security of state, popular will and principles of just governance (in my opinion, even a honest republican should have opposed these proposal in the existing circumstances) should be put before partisan matters. Which Madame has just demonstrated, acting as a responsible executive, caring about the unity of the country before the common enemy, not certain agenda.

- Hippolyte-Alexandre de Lannoy, Duke of Anjou-Brienne, Minister of Interior
 
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Name: Joris van Clerc
Birthdate: January 20, 1884
Biography: Joris van Clerc came from an aristocratic colonial family. He considers himself a pure bred Wallonian, and styles himself as such. His parents acuisitioned him a colonial command, which he lost during the battle of Awka. He has returned to a small estate in Wallonia, hoping to establish himself politically.

(I had a way better bio, but I can't find it and this one is a little hastily written.)
 

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The House of Contravarius

The Contravarius dynasty, also attested in the variant forms Controivarios and Kontravarus, is the one the oldest surviving noble families in Europe with traceable roots going back to Byzantine Empire under the Leonid dynasty. It has been suggested that the name Contravarius has Italian roots, also some historians have translated the name as „against the diverse“ or „against diversity“, but no definite sources have been found. The origin of the family is unknown but several small details seem to show a clear connection between early Contravarius dynasty and local Italian mercenary bands, which could point towards the earliest base to the family’s power.
The family first makes an appearance in the ex-Byzantine Italy a couple of decades before the crowning of Justinianus I, suddenly becomes an important actor in the Gothic Wars and then later in the local conflicts with Lombards.
A Greek chronicle from 10th century describes the Contravarius dynasty as „Proud and wise men of Katepaníkion, dangerous, because above all else they desire power and are willing to pursue their goals with ruthlessness that is previously unseen, inhuman and brutal.“...

...It was during the early 9th century, driven by lust for power and wealth a ambitious group of dynasty members sailed to Marca Hispanica to serve the Count of Barcelona. This is generally considered to be the beginning of the Catalan Branch of the dynasty, a branch that later, during the peak of Reconquista, split into separate Portuguese and Aragonese -Spanish branches. Both the Iberian branches slowly earned infamy by the more liberal modern historians both because of their avid support for the Counter-Reformation and Inquisition and later built extensive slave trading business empire. Many Iberian Contravariuses served as military commanders in Spanish and Portuguese armies, most notably in Thirty Years’ War, War of the Spanish Succession (on both sides) and later in the Napoleonic Wars...

...The original Byzanto-Italian branch flourished in the time of constant turmoil and crisis, amassing increasingly bigger and bigger amounts of power and wealth and despite almost constant plotting always ending up in the winning party. It is quite remarquable that although the dynastic control of Contravariuses over the late Byzantine Empire was almost untroubled, no family member ever held the Imperial Crown.
Any influence that the Contravarius dynasty had in Southern Italy ended with the departure of the last Byzantines under the constant attacks of Norman conquerors in the early 12th century. What was then left of the family moved northward where it found first safety and later riches and power in the service of different local princes, plotting against and with the Pope, fighting alongside and against the Venetians and finally establishing themselves as one of the most useful allies to the Austrian Habsburgs in their Italian ambitions – a move that would later allow the Contravarius family to spread all over the Holy Roman Empire and end up being an important voice in the Imperial politics.
Most of the Greek Contravariuses fell with the city of Constantinople, fighting alongside the last Hellen Emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos, an over-titled ruler of a single city surrounded by a sea of foreign enemies – a totally unnecessary and impractical, but nonetheless glorious sacrifice, not a first of its kind and most certainly not the last one in this family....

...Although the last stand of Constantinople proved devastating to the Eastern branch of the dynasty, soon several family members appear in Moscow, creating a foundation for the Russian family branch that later produced many famous Russian military commanders. The Russian family branch lost most of their power and wealth in the Russian Revolution...

...As the lights of the old ages and regimes grew dim, the Contravarius dynasty needed to reevaluate their chosen path once more. Almost fanatical supporters of the Reaction, they had held back the Liberal Revolution as long as they could, but now the world had caught up. Simple, cold feudalism was not going to control the masses anymore. Those clinging to the old and stable were going to die out. Absolutism just hadn’t been radical enough. Most of dynasty hailed totalitarianism as the way forward.

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Konrad Maximilian Eugen Xavier Lucius Arcadius dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y d'Alatriste-Erebus
Dom Contravarius, born into a half-ancient noble family with roots going back to Byzantium and with the blood of Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Austrian, Baltic German and among others even Cossack noblemen running through his veins, never really found himself comfortable with the idea of a single glorious Fatherland to sacrifice eveything for.
Sources on his date of birth or duration of his life have always been inconsistent at best. This in combination with his eccentric charm, brilliance in his every political and spiritual step and extraordinary course of life gave his person almost mythical proportions already during his younger years and made him very much one of the greatest legends of extreme totalitarian radicalism in world both before and after the Great War.
As with everything else related to his childhood, the details about the birthplace of Dom Contravarius are not known, some theorists place it somewhere in Central Africa. According to some of his later acquaintances, however, at some point in his early teens, dom Contravarius moved to Switzerland and some time later he studied at the University of Vienna and probably graduated it. However both the Swiss and Austrian records fail to mention it. He then allegedly proceeded to travel around the world and serve in several different local conflicts in both Europe and Colonial Africa, usually alongside or under some fellow members of Contravarius dynasty and frequently changing his masters.
Records show that at some point in time he also graduated Preußische Kriegsakademie and had time to serve as a cavalry officer to then promptly desert, leave Germany and resume travelling. After spending most of his early life in different conflict centers of Europe, Asia and Colonial Africa, Contravarius started to focus more and more on politics, moved permanently back to civilized Europe and wrote some of his first non-biographical books, mostly theorizing on the topics of state and its position in relation to its people. Although flirting with the absolutist-far-rightist ideas, dom Contravarius started the opposing the more moderate and reactionary rightist movements and finding the common ground with the ever-growing revolutionary movement. A right-winger never really concerned with nationalism, a left-winger never passionate about workers rights or class struggle, dom Contravarius had a hard time finding his place in the political landscapes of the pre-war world, finally reaching his ideological destination in the most absolute totalitarianism for the sake of itself - an idea so radical it was declared madness even by some of the more extreme national revolutionary movements of time.
The lack of interest in many of the more important issues for the radical movements of the time, his carelessness on the topics of nationalism or class struggle brought him a lot of criticism from both wings, his avid support for the ideas of closer collaboration between the anti-democratic far-left and fascists were not appreciated and made his political career quite an unusual one as it was not uncommon for him to cross the floor a few times during a single week, earning him the nickname „Pendulum“, but in the end giving him a unique and sometimes powerful position as a compromiser between the radical Left and Right, forever trying to bind the wills of many into one, totalitarian fist.
Well-read and well-travelled, neither a patriot nor a „citizen of the world“, dom Contravarius was a man who at the time of change chose a different path and through his vision brought new and unique perspectives to the political landscapes of Belgium and World. His disregard for the importance human life and soul, his disdain for individualism lit the path for future totalitarian thinkers for the centuries to come and his person was impactful enough to undoubtedly be considered the most important member of the House Contravarius.

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...In addition to Konrad Logan Maximilian Xavier Sergius Arcadius dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y d'Alatriste-Erebus, the most famous, almost mythical member of the Contravarius dynasty, the man who according to different sources lived more than 250 years, in more than ten places at once and was never actually confirmed dead, there was a few other notable noblemen bearing the same name and living in the same time period.
One such men is without a doubt Valentin Íñigo Franz Felix dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y Dvoyonostov-Mondragones, a nobleman from the Spanish-Russian line of the Contravarius dynasty, born in Saint Petersburg in 1882.
As a successor and principal heir to one of the richest branches of the familiy, he was educated accordingly - not only did he manage to spend a few years in the University of Vienna studying philosophy and seducing Austrian girls, he also managed to get admitted to Belgian School of Cavalry just a few weeks before the World War started and spent most of the war on the front, often under the watchful eye of Konrad dom Contravarius, a man who later became his mentor...
...Loss of most of his fortune in the hands of Soviets did not prevent him from quickly becoming the center of post-war European high aristocratic social scene, prodigiously talented and dashingly flamboyant - he was a widely admired socialite. He was a hedonistic manipulator, more focused on exploiting everyone around him for his own personal gain and pleasure than truly achieving anything politically important. Sociopathic narcissism, famously prevalent in the Contravarius dynasty, had also an important part in Valentin's character...

Young Lucius Viktor Salvatore dom Contravarius-Parma y Dvoyonostov-Mondragones grew up in the New World and reached manhood in Europe torn asunder by bloody revolutions. He represented a new breed, the next generation in a long line of power-hungry commanders and iron-fisted politicans, adaptable and in many ways more comfortable in this new revolutionary Europe. Most of kinsmen before him, famously led by the legendary Konrad Maximilian Eugen Xavier Lucius Arcadius dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y d'Alatriste-Erebus, had left the cause of reaction for the totalitarian ideas of fascism, the old one-eyed head of the dynasty had even embraced many of the revolutionary thoughts and called for the cooperation with the communist forces to finally destroy democracy, a call that was ultimately left unanswered before the Belgian Civil War, but later, after relationship with de Broqueville turned sour, allowed much of the family to continue operating in the burning wreck that Europe had become.

International National Revolutionary Arts and Literature Foundation, still under the tight control of the Contravarius dynasty continued prospering long after the de Broqueville government down in Africa had cut off all ties with it, still operating as a home for the biggest collection of totalitarian futurist art and literature in the world. After finishing the University of Vienna, Viktor Lucius followed his then much more famous kinsman Valentin Íñigo Franz Felix dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y Dvoyonostov-Mondragones to the revolutionary Barcelona where he almost naturally fit amongst the ranks of INRALF. Although not officially participating in the politics of any European country, the Contravarius dynasty continued moving pawns behind the curtains, at points collaborating with the communist regimes of Europe and in several cases dealing with both sides of a civil war, sometimes in France, sometimes in Spain.

During the economic disaster that was the Duponte administration, young Viktor Lucius finally decided to move back to Namur, where he quickly joined the ranks of the political opposition. He took part in the political experiment that was the Confederation of the Revolutionary Assemblies of the National Syndicates for the National Unity and Social Progress where he came to embrace the idea of a new, unified, politically radical party consisting of both the anti-BSU left and the remaining anti-de Broqueville revolutionary right. Tirelessly working to bring the two wings closer, Viktor Lucius rapidly rose to the very forefront of the Confederation and for many came to embody the compromise between the convergent radical forces. He could also probably be considered as the man responsible for bringing the ideas of political atheism amongst the Belgian loyalist fascist groups...

Extra: A Brief Overview of the People's Party of Belgium

The End of All Things​

A single horseman, dressed in black, smoking.
Old dom Contravarius, grey face covered in scars and a worn-out black eyepatch over his right eye, looked towards the great city of Namur lying in front of him with a sentimental look on his face.
They were never going to let him rest. He had to always be there, like he had been there from the very beginning of mankind. They were never going to remember anything but his last deeds. Memory fades, it always does. They’ll forget him sooner than they’ll forgive him, but then, maybe ten, maybe a hundred years later, he is still going to be there to remind them.
He, the mastermind behind all of the important political moves any member of Contravarius dynasty had ever taken, he, the legendary revolutionary who had fought in almost every political conflict in the world since before even he could remember, he, who had robbed, betrayed, manipulated, tortured, killed, enslaved, defiled countless people. He was the only one who really understood: the End always justifies the means.
He was a myth, a monster, a scary story that the mothers told to their small children. He was an unstoppable idea concentrated in one single body, the immortal force of revolution, the undying flame.
He hadn’t fought for any nation, any one group of people, he hadn’t fought for justice or power, not for honour or glory, not even for revenge. He was determined to drag this piece of crap world through hell and more, just to finally bring humanity the future they deserve. He looked up, eyes shining brightly. Up there, there lies the destiny of mankind.
Eternity by the stars.

Young Lucius Viktor had armed the men and women of the People’s Party and then started a systemical takover of the city, street by street, block by block. He had also been the one coordinating with the Revolutionary Front, the one who isolated the old, useless parts of the BNF and coordinated the political dealings of the Contravarius dynasty here, in Belgium. And he had been the leading force behind that „social fascism“-thing. It would’ve probably even worked out for him in somewhere along the line. And now they’ll fight side-by-side with the revolutionary socialists and radical communists and when the dust settles and happen to be on the winning side, they’ll leave Belgium to the revolutionaries. Pheh. Young Lucius will probably want to stay aswell. Oh, he was still so young and idealistic. They all were. Even Valentin.
Oh, yes. Valentin. „The Chessmaster down in Barcelona“! He had long prepared the Network for a support operation that (of course) included the almost total shutdown of any communications between Namur and the rest of Belgium and (naturally) a lot of explosions everywhere around the country. A brilliant chessmaster, a magnificent bastard, a true Contravarius, one of the few still left. It had always been an joy to have him by his side.
They were all ready.
Old dom Contravarius looks at the horsemen around him, all dressed in black cossack uniforms, pale faces motionless, but eyes shining brightly. They had been there from the very beginning, they are with him in this world and will be there in every next one and will probably be there when it all ends one bright and happy day.
He draws his sword with an almost-too-familiar motion. Rays of the pale sun reflect back from the sword and for one moment the world stands quiet.
Old Contravarius grins as he interrupts the silence of the world.
„Rise high your flags of black, you beggars and thieves,
today we march on Namur!
Raise high your flags of red, you beggars and thieves,
never shall you die!“
The black horsemen answer and ride out.

Every thought, every deed...
For You, my Stars.
 
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Transcript from the Belgian Book "Dwazen, Fascisten en Opscheppers. Een Gids voor de Absurditeit van de Belgische Politiek" or "Fools, Fascists and Braggarts. A Guide to the Absurdity of Belgian Politics". Published in Ghent by Der Hooven Publishing, 1988.

... another of the more interesting characters during the early years of the fascist movement in Belgium was a braggart by the name of Konrad dom Contravarius. A poor man struck with what is know known a Munchhausen syndrome alongside his brother Valentin, he came to the fore during the build up to the First Fascist Coup in 1911.

His "art" pioneered the beginning of both Fascist Exceptionalism and Brutalism, with his art being some of the most iconic pieces to come from that era. It is interesting to note that the wave of nausea that hits the viewer upon inspecting his art seems to be standard, as the distorted cacophony of colours and shapes have a disturbing effect on most art goers. While being some of the ugliest images set to page by a Belgian, it accomplish it's purpose, both in being unforgettable and highly distracting to the eye and mind.

... perhaps one of the most interesting portions of the Contravarius lineage is that the only records of it are kept by the family itself, and all of the documents originate from the two brothers. Now, no one outside the family are allowed to go near the documents to this date, they being a well hidden secret due to "security issues" but a funny rumour is that Konrad dom Contravarius and Valentine dom Contravarius are in fact Coenraad and Valentijn van der Cont, sons of Augustijn van der Cont, a noted sociopath and alcoholic who's delusions of grandeur resulted in his execution by Belgian authorities in Antwerp in the late 1860s for attempted murder of a member of the royal family after declaring himself King of Jerusalem and higher than any power in Belgium. Though it is certain that the current Contravarius family will vehemently deny this, it is something interesting to keep in mind during all of their claims. After all, this is the family that claimed that Valentijn lived over 200 years and never died.

Whatever the truth of their heritage, it is of no matter. For after the failed 1911 Coup, the Contravarius spawn fled to Africa with the False King and continued to spew "art" for the glory of fascism until....

(Author - Wilhelm Joris Vanderhoof, Esq)
 

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Transcript from the Belgian Book "Dwazen, Fascisten en Opscheppers. Een Gids voor de Absurditeit van de Belgische Politiek" or "Fools, Fascists and Braggarts. A Guide to the Absurdity of Belgian Politics". Published in Ghent by Der Hooven Publishing, 1988.

... another of the more interesting characters during the early years of the fascist movement in Belgium was a braggart by the name of Konrad dom Contravarius. A poor man struck with what is know known a Munchhausen syndrome alongside his brother Valentin, he came to the fore during the build up to the First Fascist Coup in 1911.

His "art" pioneered the beginning of both Fascist Exceptionalism and Brutalism, with his art being some of the most iconic pieces to come from that era. It is interesting to note that the wave of nausea that hits the viewer upon inspecting his art seems to be standard, as the distorted cacophony of colours and shapes have a disturbing effect on most art goers. While being some of the ugliest images set to page by a Belgian, it accomplish it's purpose, both in being unforgettable and highly distracting to the eye and mind.

... perhaps one of the most interesting portions of the Contravarius lineage is that the only records of it are kept by the family itself, and all of the documents originate from the two brothers. Now, no one outside the family are allowed to go near the documents to this date, they being a well hidden secret due to "security issues" but a funny rumour is that Konrad dom Contravarius and Valentine dom Contravarius are in fact Coenraad and Valentijn van der Cont, sons of Augustijn van der Cont, a noted sociopath and alcoholic who's delusions of grandeur resulted in his execution by Belgian authorities in Antwerp in the late 1860s for attempted murder of a member of the royal family after declaring himself King of Jerusalem and higher than any power in Belgium. Though it is certain that the current Contravarius family will vehemently deny this, it is something interesting to keep in mind during all of their claims. After all, this is the family that claimed that Valentijn lived over 200 years and never died.

Whatever the truth of their heritage, it is of no matter. For after the failed 1911 Coup, the Contravarius spawn fled to Africa with the False King and continued to spew "art" for the glory of fascism until....

(Author - Wilhelm Joris Vanderhoof, Esq)
((Oh, this is terrible. This sad, poor sod was clearly in the last stages of a terrible brain disease when writing these texts. He honestly believed that to two persons, one born in Africa and the other in Russia, one probably more than 25 years older than the other, men who were brought together only by very distant dynastic ties could actually be brothers.
Not only that, his confused and sick head actually mixed up both historic characters, dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y Dvoyonostov-Mondragones, who has a clear and very documented life with legendary dom Contravarius-Don'Paulus-Ramius y d'Alatriste-Erebus who's famous for his generally more dotty life. AND, most of the Contravarius dynasty are still active and busy in other parts of Europe even during our timeline. Specifically interested in Belgian affairs are only the characters I've brought up before. AND dom Contravarius was always more of a writer and leader and less of an artist, so a "pioneer" of the art style he was actually not.
Also, this "all the records are kept by the family themselves" part is only acceptable because it's your madman writing it. Clearly a family with a 1500-year history and members all over Europe would produce more documents and trails than anything an organization could possibly be able to gather and hide. And even if that would be possible, a dynasty would have no reason to do this, Contravariuses are no exeption.
...But as I said, we can agree to keep all of that, because the writer is apart from just being ill also very ill-informed.))

...Nevertheless, members of the Contravarius dynasty were very amused by the book and moved by its sad writer, showering him with gifts and condolences as a token of sympathy...
 
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...Nevertheless, members of the Contravarius dynasty were very amused by the book and moved by its sad writer, showering him with gifts and condolences as a token of sympathy...
All gifts given are regifted to the Augustijn van der Cont Home for the Mentally Ill, as no one can possibly be that contrived.
 

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Treason Act: Nay There are already relevant laws for treason which do not need to be replaced by this proposal
Purge Act: Nay The enemies of the State have already purged themselves and we do not wish to stoop to their level by banning political expression
Constitutional Convention Act: Aye This is 14 years overdue
Utilities Act: Aye Nationalisation of essential services is a Socialist principle which I am glad to see the Liberals take up, at last.
African Freedom Act: Nay A similar law should be proposed once the African states have been liberated. However, I suggest that instead of installing its own king, we avoid to he mistakes of hereditary heads of state and instead allow the new state to have an elected president.
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: Aye
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: Aye
Military Pacification Act: Aye Our military command is archaic. This Bill goes some way towards modernising the Army and Navy, although more needs to be done.

[BSU]
 

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According to Socialists making our army have to use untested leaders and cycling out good ones is a modernization. God forbid if they had there hands free from sane people, such as the CCU and LDP.

- Senator Christian van de Velde
 

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According to Socialists making our army have to use untested leaders and cycling out good ones is a modernization. God forbid if they had there hands free from sane people, such as the CCU and LDP.

- Senator Christian van de Velde
Forgive me, but it is the LDP spearheading this attack on the military. It is beyond me how castrating the military in any way modernises or improves its ability to defend and protect this nation.
 

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((Was there ever a prohibition movement?))
((Yes, there was a substantial temperance movement prior to women's suffrage.))

((As a reminder to everyone from your friendly neighborhood ThunderHawk, remember to [state your party] when you vote. Some people didn't do this.

If you are editing your vote, remember to state what your vote was previously.

If you fail to do either of these things, I won't count your vote. And with that said, let's talk tallying...))

NDP: [29]

Treason Act: 0/0/2 [0, 0, 29]
Purge Act: 1/0/1 [14, 0, 15]
Constitutional Convention Act: 1/1/0 [14, 14, 1]
Utilities Act: 0/2/0 [0, 29, 0]
African Freedom Act: 0/1/1 [0, 14, 15]
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: 2/0/0 [29, 0, 0]
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: 2/0/0 [29, 0, 0]
Military Pacification Act: 0/2/1 [0, 19, 10]

LDP: [36]

Treason Act: 0/1/3 [0, 9, 27]
Purge Act: 3/0/1 [27, 0, 9]
Constitutional Convention Act: 0/0/4 [0, 0, 36]
Utilities Act: 3/1/0 [27, 9, 0]
African Freedom Act: 0/1/3 [0, 9, 27]
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: 4/0/0 [36, 0, 0]
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: 4/0/0 [36, 0, 0]
Military Pacification Act: 4/0/0 [36, 0, 0]

CCU: [14]

Treason Act: 0/2/0 [0, 14, 0]
Purge Act: 0/0/2 [0, 0, 14]
Constitutional Convention Act: 0/2/0 [0, 14, 0]
Utilities Act: 2/0/0 [14, 0, 0]
African Freedom Act: 0/2/0 [0, 14, 0]
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: 1/1/0 [7, 7, 0]
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: 0/2/0 [0, 14, 0]
Military Pacification Act: 0/2/0 [0, 14, 0]

BSU: [57]

Treason Act: 6/2/1 [38, 12, 7]
Purge Act: 7/2/0 [44, 12, 1]
Constitutional Convention Act: 7/1/1 [44, 6, 7]
Utilities Act: 8/1/0 [50, 6, 1]
African Freedom Act: 6/1/2 [38, 6, 13]
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: 9/0/0 [57, 0, 0]
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: 8/0/1 [50, 0, 7]
Military Pacification Act: 5/2/2 [31, 12, 14]

BNF: [6]

Treason Act: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
Purge Act: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
Constitutional Convention Act: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
Utilities Act: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
African Freedom Act: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]
Military Pacification Act: 0/0/1 [0, 0, 6]

Totals:
Treason Act: 6/5/6 [38, 35, 69] (52.1% FAIL)
Purge Act: 11/2/4 [85, 12, 45] (87.6% PASS)
Constitutional Convention Act: 8/4/5 [58, 34, 50] (63.0% VETOED)
Utilities Act: 13/4/0 [91, 44, 7] (67.4% PASS)
African Freedom Act: 6/5/6 [38, 43, 61] (46.3% VETOED)
Equal Suffrage and Voting Clarification Amendment: 16/1/0 [129, 7, 6] (94.9% PASS)
Parliamentary Oversight Amendment: 14/2/1 [115, 14, 13] (89.1% VETOED)
Military Pacification Act: 9/6/3 [67, 45, 30] (59.8% PASS)
 

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Forgive me, but it is the LDP spearheading this attack on the military. It is beyond me how castrating the military in any way modernizes or improves its ability to defend and protect this nation.
Hmm, I suppose my notes are off then, I apologize for the mistake.

- Senator Christian van de Velde

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Meanwhile in Africa...

As the State Commissar of the Overseas Empire I would like to announce the creation of two different incentives:

An incentive to become teachers: This incentive campaign will start in Benin and its goal will be to encourage people to become teachers. ((IG encourage clergy)) Once the state has sufficient teachers we will expand the campaign to other states. ((IG once 4% is reached in Benin the national focus it to the next most populated state.

An incentive towards immigration: This incentive campaign will start in the Congo and will be to encourage immigrants to come and settle there. ((IG encourage migration)) once the colony of the Congo has enough people to be considered a state we will move the national focus to other regions. ((IG once ti can be turned into a state move the national focus to the colony with the next highest Belgian percentage.))

- Jules van de Velde, State Commissar of the Overseas Empire.
 
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[FONT= "Times New Roman"]To my most Loyal subjects,

I am pleased that the Leader has seen fit to implement the proposals of the Duc de Benin and the good Commissar of Education and so forth. Although our resources may be limited it is my belief that both proposals go a long way towards the creation of a new and glorious fascist state in the heart of the Dark Continent.

In Christ and the Virgin,

August-Marie I[SUP]er[/SUP]
Dei Gratia, King of Belgium and Jerusalem, Emperor of Africa
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