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The King was standing on the sea shore and looking at the breezy waters. He always liked the salty smell – and here, in Costa Blanca, it was especially good. After the long and tiring work on the decrees and before the long and tiring work that would take place after the new legislature opens, Felipe needed this gulp of fresh air. Over the month he rode from one Spanish region to the other, inspecting the local governments – and the province of Alicante definitely was of his liking. – Do you feel it? – he asked his retinue, watching the white sails of a merchant ship disappearing in the blue skyline. – It goes through your nostrils right into lungs. Very healthy. Then he looked at one of the men standing near him – in fact, one of the most important men in the ensemble, the Secretary for Justice and Interior, the Count of Pontevedra. As it sometimes happened, the Sovereign, while speaking about some base subjects, was thinking more important matters over – and then moved on to them. – I have heard Don Carlos Ponce de Leon has kindly chosen to join us again, when any danger ended? - he asked his secret police chief rather casually, as the green waves licked his high boots. Then he shook his head with disgust, his lips becoming one strict line. After all, despite having to grow up very quickly, Felipe was still young and his sarcasm often was overpowered by stronger emotions. – It is disgrace, a damned disgrace! A War Minister – not a simple soldier – deserting his position and, leaving his subordinates, running into Niger Delta! And it was when civilian men of very senior age, like the good Duke of Escalona, chose to stand by their King and Country.

“Perhaps the good general had heard about the young Prince’s reform plans and had bravely chosen to oversee their implementation in Africa himself.” the Count of Pontevedra replied, his smile hidden under the shadow of his moustache. “I would suggest making such a move more permanent, myself. If the War Secretary is so eager to see the African shore, who are we to deprive him of such a luxury?” The Count stood several feet behind the King; his boots may have been well-worn, but he had precious few pairs of them to sacrifice them to Neptune’s domain; besides, he had little love for the tempestuous ocean himself - too chaotic.

“Indeed. The concept of military honor seems to be alien to this officer. I would be grateful if you, my lord of Pontevedra, informed the… ex… War Secretary of my displeasure. He would serve in Niger Delta and should not be seen in my mainland possessions until he redeems himself by blood… his own or the blood of our enemies.” - the voice of the King became steely and his gaze now was far from friendly. After a few seconds of silent musings he added, almost softly. “ If he would not do that, he would not be simply dishonorably discharged - but court-martialed for desertion.” Then the Monarch picked up a small rock - and almost mechanically flicked it, watching the boulder disappear in the water. Then he changed the topic, moving to other matters. “The elections of the Royal Assembly would happen soon. I do hope that the Spanish people would sent reasonable people there, supporters of order. Do you get any information from the local governors, regarding the potential voters groups?”

“I can assure you the former matter will be done soon enough.” The Count paused briefly “as for the voters,” he said with disgust obvious in his voice, “I’ve heard varying reports from the governors - I have already taken immediate steps to bolster royalist support wherever possible, though I feel that greater will be needed to secure the Assembly’s unyielding loyalty to the Crown. As it stands, it seems that the forces of radicalism have organised more swiftly than our own; I can delay them for some time, but I do fear that we may need to organise our own faction to most effectively challenge the left.” Pontevedra, still several feet away from the lapping waves, had advanced somewhat far ahead of the King, his small eyes staring out at the horizon.

Felipe, tired of watching the stormy sea, turned around and started walking across the shore, followed by the noblemen of his escort. He absent-mindedly picked a big white clam and raised it to his ear. When he was but a small boy, his father told him that if you do that, you can hear the noises of the ocean. Much has changed since these times - and yet these strange sounds remained the same. Then he looked at his Interior Minister - whose last words he was thinking over during the next several minutes. “It is a wise thought, Count. People of tradition need to understand - if they would not use the new system to acquire places in the Assembly, their opponents may be seen as only true representatives of the Spanish electorate - and only source of proposals and ideas coming from this Assembly.. And I certainly would not want the voice of conservatives not to be heard.” The King looked at the chief of secret police and smiled. “Surely it would not be hard for you and people sharing your thoughts to organize such a faction. Speaking of factions… I hear Senor Aldecanta is wishing to create one as well?”

“Yes, Your Grace, so it seems. The Movement for Liberty, he calls it, I believe. Wholly unacceptable in my opinion, for a number of reasons. No doubt he is in a furore over my reluctance to legitimise his radical movement - he may well write to you on the matter, grasping and petty as he is.” The Count turned to look that King. “Senor Aldecanta is under the impression that a party that rejects Catholic dominance over the nation, a party that cedes our ability to protect the economic well-being of our industries by way of tariff and subsidy, and - most alarmingly - a party composed almost wholly of revolutionaries and radicals who sought to overthrow Your Majesty but a year ago, should be welcomed openly. I fear his delusions remain as troublesome as ever.”

“Aldecanta. You know, some of sentimental fools criticized the decision to pardon him - but hang these rebels that were in his employ. But I believe it is a right decision.” - Felipe clenched his teeth rather bitterly. The year that passed made him grow up very quick - and killed much of the youthful happiness that had once existed in his spirit. Perhaps his grandfather felt the same when his own brother send him to exile? Or when he had to raise the sword against his niece, fighting for the rights given to him by God? A path of the King is not a field of roses. “The alliance of goons with long knives and politicians with long tongues - this what makes rebellions dangerous. However if you separate ones from the others…” As he spoke, the King broke the clam into two parts - and then threw both in the ocean. His lips curled, as he saw them drown. “The goons learn better than going to their death upon orders from the so-called politicians.The politicians learn better than to thrust themselves into illegal activities. And in this sense… among the so-called liberal leaders... Aldecanta is a better option, do you not think so?” The eyes of the King were saying more than his words, he winked to his Minister, for a moment starting to look boyish again. But then it would be gone. “If he reaches out to me, I would perhaps see to the matter… By the way, the Lord Chamberlain has written to me.” The face of Felipe became concerned again. “He says my brother, Fernando, is gone. The Lord Chamberlain says he assailed one of the guardsmen and then disappeared. He is afraid he may have gone mad. Have you been reported about this?”

The Count replied immediately. “I heard about his disappearance only a short while ago, myself. Unfortunately, I have been unable to determine his whereabouts - there are still holes in our intelligence, and it seems even princes can slip through the cracks. As for his sanity, I cannot attest one way or the other; I spoke with him but a few times, and even then it was several months ago.” Pontevedra then turned the conversation back what he deemed to be the more important matter. “I suppose, in regards to Aldecanta, that those who oppose your actions call the move expedient. Perhaps it was, Your Grace. However, I would have done it no differently had I been in your place - pragmatism, whilst unpopular at times, is usually the proper course. Your actions not only prevented civil war, but seems to have broken apart the liberal revolutionaries who followed Aldecanta. We need only sweep aside the refuse at our convenience in the future. And I agree with you - it is better to fight the enemy you know than to act foolishly and create new ones.” Pontevedra maintained a demure expression as he replied to the King. The Count, for all his bluster and argumentation during the meeting between the liberals and the Crown, had found the solution proposed by the King to be eminently reasonable; indeed, his bluster had been to some extent a ploy to draw the revolutionaries in. Now, as it seemed the liberals were now playing ball, so to speak, they would be easily contained.

“Take the necessary measures to find him. He is a hothead even in when he is normal - and if something indeed has happened to his mental health…” - the King shrugged. He remembered the unstable stepmother their father has brought into the family. There was no blood ties between them - and yet somehow the Sovereign could not help thinking about her. It is not good if his rash brother would get into some scandal. Then he nodded, as the Count spoke. This man understood him - and always served him well. He had both mind and spine - not something you would find too often these days. “Louis XVI was sentimental - and he made wrong decisions. My father was sentimental as well. I cannot afford myself this luxury.” If Felipe has been taught something by the events of the latter days - in order to fulfill the duty before God and preserve the Spanish realm, he should, first of all, appeal to his mind, not his heart. Even if sometimes the emotions overcome you - they should be your servants, not masters. How can a King rule the realm, if he does not even rule himself? Sadly, many of the royals, like his brother Fernando, did not understand that, driven by their passions. “The War Office is vacant now - and it would not be easy to find an appropriate replacement. I know you have much on your platter, but perhaps, until the new Secretary is chosen, you could assist me to oversee the pending affairs of the department, regarding the reforms of Infante Pelayo and so on? ”

“I may not be a military man, Your Grace, but I believe that I can suitably oversee the reforms proposed by your royal brother; I doubt my time will be tested too greatly by this additional set of duties. As for finding Infante Fernando, I can make no guarantees, though I shall take every effort possible to retrieve him.” The King seemed deep in thought, perhaps over the matter of his brother, or possibly considering the actions of his late father; Pontevedra had his own thoughts on those matters, but he had little desire to speak so freely about the King’s family unless asked specifically on just that. “I do believe you’re right in reining in your emotions, and if I may be so bold, it marks a strong divorce from the policies of your royal father; he had a tendency, as I believe he said himself, to sweep aside issues out of sight, allowing the present situation to fester. I can say safely that your actions thus far have greatly relieved me; so long as we remain on the present course, I believe these threats shall be safely contained.” The Count said with his usual pleasantness, his voice neutral and soft.

“Some of the consequences of the past decade are indeed unpleasant. Remember how during the disorders some members of the Royal Audiencia and even two Viceroys supported the riots? And all of these people were appointed or confirmed by the Crown! We need to review the lists of the local appointed officials and make necessary changes - and in the future be more careful in such cases. The government has been too careless - and when one is careless, it quickly becomes weak and vulnerable” - the King finally stopped walking from one beach to the other. Many of his courtiers, who were much older and not so strong, were already relaxing and sitting on the golden sand. While the King was privately conversing with the Minister, they talked as well - whispering, gossiping and exchanging news. The Sovereign made a sign to his aide, indicating they would be returning to the carriages. As the procession started moving again, the King looked at Pontevedra. “I truly value your exemplary service, Count, and want you to know that. If you would need to inform me of something important - you can come to me personally at any time, without any formalities and lingering.” As the Monarch and his men were striding away from the sea, the roar of the waves and the hoarse cries of the seagulls became more and more distant. And yet the salty aroma was still tickling the nostrils of Felipe - and did not fade until they reached the city.

The Count listened to the King placidly, much like how the ocean had bowed to him before the stormclouds came into view. He agreed with His Majesty, fully of course, though that needn’t be said - it was obvious. He watched as the retinue began to gather at the King’s command - his small brown eyes scanned over each and every one of them, cold and cautious. Not one of them struck Pontevedra as a man of worth; they lacked the courage of conviction and the strength of will, or the sense of being, to be effective tools of the King. If push came to shove, he had little doubt that they would step aside at the moment most convenient - that or rush foolishly ahead and merely get slaughtered. His mind soon turned away from the retainers - they had occupied a scarce amount of it to start with - and instead he began to consider what his next steps should be. He fully expected the liberals to be stymied; they lacked the guile to challenge the Crown. But he doubted that even if Aldecanta fell, or even if a hundred of them, or a thousand, along with him, that the liberals would be stopped. Perhaps he was only plugging up the dam, and the flood was just crack away from breaking through. Fortunately, Spain was in the hands of a competent mason, at least for the nonce. Pontevedra followed the king back to the city, the same demure coldness across his heavy face.
 

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It is my sad duty to announce that my father, the late Marquis of Riojo, has past into the hands of the Lord. Aged three score and fifteen years, he will be missed. However as he has past into the arms of the Lord, I, Luys Blas Ximon Hortun y Llorente Etxeto, do rightfully claim his place as Marquis of Riojo and all the other titles and responsibilities of said title.

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Marquis y Conte Luys B. X. H. y L. Etxeto, c. 1874

Name: 1st Duque Luys Blas Ximon Hortun y Llorente Etxeto d'Etxeto, 3rd Marquis de Riojo, 17th Conte de Vizcaya
Date of Birth: 7 March 1821
Religion: Catholic

Background: Born of the reclusive Etxeto family in the highland regions of the Pyrenees in 1821, Lord Tomas was raised to be a true Etxeto clansman (as they're snidely called within the royal court). However, due to his father's extensive time in the capital he had extensive experience with more liberal ideals. However, given his dominating father, this was only expressed in written tomes on the benefit of a freer market on the fish sales in Basquia. These tomes would get him a fellowship into the local branch of the Sociedades Económicas de Amigos del País. This gave him entrance into the world of liberalism. Although rejecting social liberalism, he (with his father's quiet blessing) represented the liberal branch of the Etxetos (as opposed to his ultraconservative brother Sancho).

When his father passed in 1874, Lord Luys quickly returned home in which to silence internal dissent within his more conservative members of the family as to his rise. Sancho, delayed overseas due to his being an Ambassador, was unable to intervene in time and Luys was confirmed as Marquis. Though Sancho is incredibly mad, as first son (by four minutes) Luys was confident in his place. Now with elections incoming, it is unknown how the Marquis would vote, if he would vote.

Titles:

  • Fellow of the Sociedades Económicas de Amigos del País (1853 - Present)
  • 3rd Marquis de Riojo (1874 - Present)
  • 17th Conte de Vizcaya (1874 - Present)
  • Leader of Los Amarillos (1874 - Present)
  • President of the Indies and Africa Council (1874 - 1879)
  • Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1879 - 1896)
  • Viceroy of Basquia (1879 - Present)
  • Member of the Royal War Council (1879 - Present)
  • Second Secretary of State (1885 - 1893)
  • First Secretary of State (1893 - Present)
  • 1st Duque d'Etxeto (1893 - Present)
  • Grandee of Spain, First Class (1893 - Present)
  • Knight Grand Cross (with Collar) of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Charles III (1893 - Present)
  • Lieutenant General of the Reserve (1893 - Present)
  • Colonel of the Etxeto Regiment (1893 - Present)
 
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Liga Realista / Royalist League

State Capitalism / Protectionism / Moralism / Jingoism / Limited Citizenship

Chairman: Juan Maria de Correia y Medinacelo, Conde de Pontevedra
Ideology: Carlism, Royalism, Traditionalism, Archconservatism,
Political Position: Right to Far-Right
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Headquarters: () Madrid
Newspaper: () State Newspapers
National Union: ()
Founded: 1 March 1874
Colour: White, Red

La Liga Realista was largely devised by the Duque de la Victoria, the Conde de Pontevedra, and several other nobles, though it sought to establish itself as a broad-tent organization of people. Its overarching goal is the support of traditionalist and conservative views and its leadership and members are dedicated to defending the spirit and essence of the Carlist Spain. It reaches out to all classes of society - priests, nobles, rural landowners and conservative peasants, as well as officials, officers and other representatives of the conservative middle class. It advocates cohesion between all social classes, firmly stand in defence of the moral values and religion, as well as loyalty to the Throne. The League believes in a strong army and advocates for its active development, proactive colonial policies, maintenance of the Spanish overseas empire.
 

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Los Amarillos / The Yellows
Laissez Faire | Free Trade | Moralism | Pro-War | Residency

Chairman: Luys Blas Ximon Hortun y Llorente Etxeto
Ideology: Economic Liberalism, Social Conservatism, Royalism
Political Position: Centre-Right
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Headquarters: Bilbao
Newspaper: La Finca Económica
Founded: 12 June 1839 (first entity), 24 March 1874 (second entity)
Colour: Yellow

Los Amarillos was a court faction set up by the Marquis de Riojo's grandfather, Dom Barros Etxeto. In the wake of the formation of national elections by the King, and the failure of the establishment of a suitable party, the Etxeto household (under the steady hand of the current Dom Etxeto) used it's influence to recreate the Yellows, which had been forgotten by the court and de facto defunct by 1864 and the passing of late Dom Barros Etxeto.

Although Dom Luys Etxeto has the powers of the Etxetos behind him, this is not expected to be a powerful counter to the likes of La Liga Realista.
 

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Parties of the Election of 1874

Partido Popular de España
Interventionism - Protectionism - Moralism - Anti-Military - Limited Citizenship

Leader: Don Francisco Pater de Valle
Ideology: Christian Democracy

The Partido Popular de España (People's Party of Spain, PP(E)) was the first official national political party in Spain, being officially founded on the 25th of February 1874 in Madrid by writer and theologian Don Francisco Pater de Valle and various well-known Castillian and Andalusian theologians, clerical officials, members of the educated middle class and pious upper class. Although the reformist Pater de Valle was chosen as his first chairman, mostly because his more broader appeal to the middle and lower classes for his writings, the Partido Popular de España is largely centrist with large moderate and conservative factions, vying for influence in the young party. The Partido Popular de España, although enjoying some ties with the aristocratic and religious upper class, maintaints strong ties with the Middle and Lower Classes through the Party newspaper, El Tiempo, founded and supported by Pater de Valle and employing many of de Valle's colleagues in the literary world he had met on his travels through Spain. The Newspaper is generally considered to be Centre to Centre-Right, moving from previous Centre-Left orientation after collisions with the Censor Office. The Party has, under the auspices and strong control of the Spanish Government, supported the creation of a conglomerate of moderate trade unions named the Movimiento de Trabajadores Cristianos, with the Secretary-General of the Movement being a close friend of the PPE Leadership. These three organisations have repeatedly been called the temporal pillars of the Church in Spain.

The Partido Popular de España believes in a strong, united & pious Spain and will advise the Government to enact measures to strengthen it, these measures would include the expansion of subsidies for religious education across Spain in stead of a highly underfunded and Castilliancentric education system, which robs countless children from highly valued temporal and moral education. The Partido Popular de España believes in support for Spanish farmers and labourers, who form the backbone of the Spanish nation, and the abolition of defacto slavery still commonplace in the form of day labouring in the impovrished countryside and the deplorable situation in which labourers live. Moderatism and Unionism form the basis of the Partido Popular de España's reform policy, it maintains that longlived and beneficial political reform can only be provided through moderate reformism, thereby preventing either the disintegration of the Spanish Kingdom through wide-spread localist reforms and the destabilization of the Spanish Kingdom through radical reforms blind to the unique social and political situation and era we currently live in. The Partido Popular de España also recognizes the priviliges of the Spanish freeman, but motions that the foundation of every successful state is the adherance to the call of duty to every freeman from the community. Lastly, the Partido Popular de España supports the Royal Spanish Armed Forces in their mission to protect the Spanish Kingdom and its people, however, it believes the pen is more preferable than the sword and will seek to prevent wars, both internally and externally, from harming the Spanish Kingdom and its people.


Movimiento Rojo
Protectionism/Interventionism/Moralism/Full Citizenship/Anti-Military

Leader: The Duke of Menorca
Ideology: Regionalist

The Duke of Menorca's regionalist movement, which found the vast majority of its support in the Baleares, was never intended to be organized as a political party, with the individual chapters of Los Rojos being completely autonomous. Regardless, with the introduction of elections, local chapters and affiliates of Eloi Roma's "movement" began to organize as pseudo-political agencies, often running an ideologically diverse and uncoordinated smattering of regionalists. Of these regional clubs, only those of the Baleares were organized and popular enough to generate the traction necessary to strongly contest the first Spanish election. Yet, even as the movement awkwardly works to establish itself, a somewhat radical faction led by the Duke of Menorca's nephew appears to be making preparations to transform it...


Movimiento por la Libertad
Laissez-Faire - Free Trade - Pluralism - Pro-Military - Limited Citizenship

Leader: Cristóbal Aldecanta
Ideology: Liberalism

Commonly known simply as the Movimiento or the MpL, the Movimiento por la Libertad was originally an underground liberal movement founded in 1873 and led by Córdoba lawyer Cristóbal Aldecanta. Its goal was to end the absolutist regime and establish a constitutional monarchy which protected the rights of the Spanish people, severely limited the power of the King, and allowed for democracy to reign supreme in Spain. It was behind the "Revolution" of 1873 and the subsequent negotiations that led to moderate reform of the Spanish political system. With political parties finally being allowed, the Movimiento has moved beyond a simple movement and has organized into a national liberal party.

The Movimiento believes that the government should have a limited role in economic decisions and that trade should be unrestricted. It believes strongly in the needs for further reform in order to secure true liberty for all Spaniards and to further strengthen and expand Spanish democracy. At the same time, it also seeks to protect those rights that have already been given to the Spanish people from those forces which would see them revoked. It does not support the use of violence to achieve reform and advocates going through the established system to do so.


Liga Realista
State Capitalism / Protectionism / Moralism / Jingoism / Limited Citizenship

Leader: Juan Maria de Correia y Medinacelo
Ideology: Carlism, Royalism, Traditionalism, Archconservatism

La Liga Realista was largely devised by the Duque de la Victoria, the Conde de Pontevedra, and several other nobles, though it sought to establish itself as a broad-tent organization of people. Its overarching goal is the support of traditionalist and conservative views and its leadership and members are dedicated to defending the spirit and essence of the Carlist Spain. It reaches out to all classes of society - priests, nobles, rural landowners and conservative peasants, as well as officials, officers and other representatives of the conservative middle class. It advocates cohesion between all social classes, firmly stand in defence of the moral values and religion, as well as loyalty to the Throne. The League believes in a strong army and advocates for its active development, proactive colonial policies, maintenance of the Spanish overseas empire.


Los Amarillos
Laissez Faire | Free Trade | Moralism | Pro-War | Residency

Leader: Luys Blas Ximon Hortun y Llorente Etxeto
Ideology: Economic Liberalism, Social Conservatism, Royalism

Los Amarillos was a court faction set up by the Marquis de Riojo's grandfather, Dom Barros Etxeto. In the wake of the formation of national elections by the King, and the failure of the establishment of a suitable party, the Etxeto household (under the steady hand of the current Dom Etxeto) used it's influence to recreate the Yellows, which had been forgotten by the court and de facto defunct by 1864 and the passing of late Dom Barros Etxeto.

Although Dom Luys Etxeto has the powers of the Etxetos behind him, this is not expected to be a powerful counter to the likes of La Liga Realista.

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Cristóbal ascended the stage that had been assembled in one of the squares in the center of Seville. The legalization of public assemblies was one of the most important reforms he had fought for, as Cristóbal could now hold a campaign rally for the MpL without being arrested for doing so. Of course, it was not without its difficulties due to the regulations that had been put in place. He had already requested the permitting of rallies in other cities across Spain. With the exception of the most royalist cities, they had been allowed by the municipal governments, although he was forced to hold some in admittedly unfavorable locations in some of the more conservative cities across Spain. But this was expected treatment for liberals in Carlist Spain. He hoped that with time, such occurrences would diminish. Cristóbal began to speak to the crowd of a few hundred.

Greetings my countrymen!

It is wonderful that I am finally able to address such a large number of you in public. Just one short year ago, a rally such as this would have been impossible without being arrested. But now it is a right that can be exercised by all. Even the right to vote is something which only one year ago was not around. I think one can see the progress that has been brought by the compromise forged between myself and the King. However, this is only the first step to greater freedom for all Spaniards! Now that the Gran Audiencia has been established, the people now have a say in the government, albeit one that is only advisory in nature.

The audience boos.

Yes, I know. I wish the legislature had more power as well. But that is why I am here today to ask you to vote for the Movimiento in the coming election. The only way to bring lasting change is if we can show the royalists that we have the support of the voters on our side and that can only come if the Movimiento can have a significant showing in the election. The state of freedom and democracy in Spain is still far from ideal. The press is still censored, parties are actively harassed against and forced to conform to platforms that the government wants them to. One cannot criticize the government and hold it accountable without facing punishment or being silenced. It is a most horrible thing. It is especially horrible to those of us who call ourselves liberals. We are actively discriminated against because we believe in the expansion of liberty and because we believe that the people and their duly elected representatives should be the ones who have the power.

I am sure a lot of you have heard that article circulating in the state newspapers about that oath I took. I am not surprised at how far the royalists are willing to go to have me viewed as being a traitor to the liberal movement. Well, I can tell you right now that I did not weep in love for the king or was overcome with patriotic fervor. I was embarrassed and humiliated by the treatment that I had to go through yet this was the only way that the Movimiento could have been established as a party. Now, this doesn't mean I don't believe in being a lawful citizen of Spain or in at least recognizing the Felipe IV as the legitimate King. What it does mean is that there are still barriers that exist for Spaniards who wish to fight for liberty, justice, and democracy. A barrier of discrimination and unequal execution of the law. That is why it is important that you support the Movimiento. How are we supposed to change things if we do not have the power to do so? How are we supposed to be taken seriously if we cannot demonstrate the support we have among the electorate? How can liberty and democracy be furthered without the Movimiento? We fought for liberty and democracy before and will we continue to fight for it but only if you lend us your support so that we may take it to the halls of power!

We will fight for economic freedom, for political liberty, and for democratic reform! We will fight to further unshackle the Spanish people from the chains of oppression! We will fight within the system to guarantee liberty and justice for all Spaniards! We will fight, with your support, for the liberty that you all are entitled to but which you so far have been denied!

Vote for Liberty! Vote for Justice! Vote for Democracy! Vote for the Movimiento!

~ Cristóbal Aldecanta, Leader of the Movimiento por la Libertad
 

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We must not allow ourselves to be content with an administration which continues to be nominally located in Madrid. We have proven that the Baleares deserved regional rights, but we must go beyond the simple addition of rights for one region. Now we must encourage Galicia, Navarra, Catalunya, and the Baleares to continue their course of regional organization under the appropriate guiding influence of His Majesty.


Eloi Roma,
Canceller de Iles Baleares,
Duc de Menorca
 

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((Private: Senor Aldecanta))

Senor Aldecanta;

In a recent public declaration, you stated - I believe - "I was embarrassed and humiliated by the treatment that I had to go through" in regards to the oath of loyalty you were asked to affirm some time ago. That the thought of pledging loyalty to the Crown embarrasses and humiliates you is one thing, and believe you me a matter I find interesting,
but that you chose to air your complaints to the general public is wholly and utterly questionable. I suggest that in the future, so rhetoric is tempered.

However, that is not the only element of that speech that I wish to discuss; later on, I believe you state "We fought for liberty and democracy before." I believe this is quite obviously patently false. In my estimation, your movement fought only for the overthrow of the Crown and the destabilisation of the Kingdom of Spain - detestable to the extreme. I do not care for this white-washing of your deeds and the acts of your group, and will not tolerate any further lies to the general public.

Senor, do not utter "We will fight to further unshackle the Spanish people from the chains of oppression" again.

The Count of Pontevedra

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The voting days largely passed Lolo by. Enamoured of a certain young wench he spent the better part of his free time between sheets. Luckily, however, many of his peers did turn out to cast their votes.

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El Cocodrilo Abstains.
 

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((Private))

Dr. Gregorio Vicente Osorio de Moscoso was out buying medical supplies on a nice sunny day. It was refreshing to be back at work and all his troubles left behind. He had even cut back on the morphine, although completely stopping seemed a far away possibility, but at least he had stopped visiting the opium den. Everything seemed good, that is until he ran into the mysterious stranger who had hid the poor servant for him.

"Ah, Doctor, it is good to see you," the mysterious stranger said, reaching for Gregorio's hand. The doctor awkwardly shook it, still shocked to encounter this man again.

"So did you hear about the elections? The king is allowing the people to vote on members of an advisory council! Well, people with property... men to be exact... and of course of a proper age. But still, a vote is a momentous thing. Who are you voting for?"

"I haven't really thought about it?" Gregorio said, a little overwhelmed. "I'm not very involved with politics at the moment."

"Well if I was you, I'd definitely vote for the Movimiento por la Libertad," the stranger said as he wrapped an arm around Gregorio's shoulder and guided him down the street. "They're the type of party that supports the needs of the people, as well as helps those such as you who are in a precarious position." He moved up close to the doctor, his face a few inches away. "As the royal physician, you surely wouldn't want to find yourself in an even more precarious position, would you?"

Gregorio gulped, nodding feebly. The threat was quite clear. The man smiled and backed away. "Good, then we have an understanding. Have a good day and a wonderful life, if you make the right choice, of course."

Gregorio felt as though he was about to collapse in the street. How had he let things come to this? Regardless, he had few choices on the matter if he wanted to keep his job and his life. What was one vote anyway? As for now, the doctor really needed a morphine hit.

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Alejandro fails to see any party which quipped his interest. Coupled with court rumourings, he decided a neutral position would be the best policy to insure stability where he was. Thus His Excellency Prince Alejandro de Soneta di Belmonte Abstains his vote towards a political party.
 

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Party: Liga Realista

 

Dadarian

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The current head of the family, Dom Luys, sat in his traditional spot in court, bored senseless. The pettiness of the Castilians were beyond compare, while the Balearic nobles have gotten incredibly full of themselves. Letting out a long sigh, he began talking to his close confidant (and longtime neighbour) Gustavo Herraro Fernando Juavi Huyallo, Conde d'Asoria.

Dom Luys "Gustavito, I bore of this eternal suffering. Alloweth us leave and partake in a cup of yonder coffee from the former colonies."

Dom Gustavo "Indeed Luys, I quite think that a cup of coffee will do more than anything that silly man from the isles can say."

Dom Luys "Quite, his ideas for the future of the provinces of the Coronet seemeth incredibly poorly thought out. While I appreciate autonomy and basered taxes liketh any other intelligent man of birth, I findeth it hard to bare yond such a devolution of powers from the King! Has't it aught more negative then postive effect for the state! Although given the current state of politics in the court, I am almost the least worried about those folk."

Dom Gustavo "Oh dear, I must agree. It is a terrible affair across the board. Only the Liga Realista is a truly good and loyal party for the Crown."

Dom Luys "A
ye, the Liga Realista is a powerful alliance of loyalists and church supporters. However those gents art stuck in the past at which hour it cometh to growth in the fields of the nation.

The rest art Socialists and Anarchists. I gage, some shouldst just beest outright hanged for disturbing the peace. I hath heard one of mine own indentured servants speaking such ideas the other day! I wast absolutely consumed by shock, I didst whip that boy until his hide did bleed liketh a struck mule.

I guesseth society is just crumbling 'round us. "

Dom Gustavo "I couldn't agree more!"

The two men, complaining as always, left the Court to get some coffee.
 

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Antonio Carlos de Zumalacárregui e Imaz speaks to a conference with a lot of officers

"My dear friends, Spain must not be led into the darkness of unmorality and mob rule. This is what the Movimiento Rojo and its other liberals wants to do to this country. Decadence is their ideal and populism their speech. We are but sheep and must not be led astray by the ones who do not speak the word of God and his prophet. If it stood to them, the Kingdom of Spain would be abolished and we would be forced to bow to a republic, that does not have the will of god nor his people. You might say that God abandoned Spain, when his Catholic Monarch made an agreement with the revolutionary rabble. This is not the case however, as it was God who planned this so that his majesty will have the voice of the people and God behind him, which makes him stronger. God will gives make King Felipe wise and the love and mandate of the people gives him strength to continue his wise and benevolent rule over Spain, which is god-given. But of course, we have to defend these values with our life and our vote. Your glorious lifes defend Spain by leading his majesty's troops on the battlefield and you can defend the God given morale values by voting for Liga Realista. This is the only way we can protect Spain against modern horrors and anarchism.
 

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The Archbishop of Toledo climbed onto the stage, surrounded on all sides by an audience of loyal Spainish citizens.

"Hello my countrymen. We stand at a turning point in the history of the Spainish kingdom. One that stretches back to the Reconquista and the joining of Aragon and Castille. For years Spain has stood as a shining example to the other nations of not just Europe, but the world!
Spain held the greatest Empire the world has ever seen, spanning from Tierra Del Fuego in the South to Florida in the North. The Spainish Empire spread culture and the word of God to 2 continents, taming and Europeanising it.

Well if this could be all made on conservative values and the word of God, then why did the Spainish empire fall from Grace?"

There is whispering in the crowd

A man shouts: "Nationalism?"
Another shouts: "Liberalism?"

The Archbishop nodded: " yes, Liberalism. Liberalism destroyed the empire, it camused the inhabitants to rise up and attack the Spainish armies sent there to protect them and keep the peace. Eventually they won, however liberalism was a lie; can any nation in South America claim to even hold a candle up to the Spainish industry, prestige and military might?"

A cheer came up from the crowd: "NO!"

"The people are right once again! The liberals may claim that you are oppressed, but they are lying to you! In the reign of King Carlos and his heirs, we have made the most progressive agenda Spain has ever seen. The abolition of Slavery! The freeing of the serfs! The rise of the capitalist class and the rapid industrialisation of Spain. Spain has been the first world leader to implement controls to help workers stay safe and lead a better standard of life!

The liberals offer you promises. However the liberals offered prmises about what they would receive from negotiations with the government? Let me tell you, their promises aren't to be trusted, they betrayed their own ideals for the Kings mercy!

So do you vote for the stagnant liars and receive a split legislature that only aims to improve its own power, by stealing powers away from the God given appointee in the form of our King?

Or do you want a legislature that will wirk with the King to improve Spain's foreign and domestic situation?

The decision is yours, but chose wisely. Thank you and vote for the Liga Realista