- Dec 28, 2010
The Comte De Saint-Germain makes his way to Paris to finally attend to the Chamber of Deputies. While there he rolls around in his seat, bored, before presenting his economic petition. By many (allegedly) hailed as extremely progressive and lenient, it paints a bright new future for France, promising a very welcome return to the past.
A petition to his Majesty, the King, to address the failing economic state of France, to correct the injustices of the lawless revolution and to reward loyalism and patriotism in the face of danger of death;
1. Recognise the failure of revolutionary economic policies.
a. We hereby recognise that the economic policies of the revolution were a criminal act committed against the people of France by the leaders and servants of the revolution and the government of the subsequent despot, Napoleon.
i. All men who helped overthrow the old economic system of France and part-took in the looting of the economy via the economic policies of the revolutionary regimes are to be prosecuted.
ii. All those who seized land they have no claim to will have to, after ceding it back to the original owner, pay an additional fine of 5% of the lands value at the time of the purchase. Value to be provided by the original owners or their heirs.
iii. The barbarous taxation practises of the revolution will be fully removed, and the taxation system reconstructed to more closely match that from before the revolution.
b. We recognise that the Church and Nobility of France are eternal and essential pillars of the economy and as such must have their rights protected from further assault by revolutionary elements.
i. All those who part took or supported the seizure of land from the church or any noble will be imprisoned for 8 years, forfeit the land and pay an additional fine of 35% of the lands value.
ii. Any land that was seized but now has no rightful owner to be returned to will be auctioned off, with a primacy of bidding reserved for the Church and Nobility.
c. We recognise that the economic policy of the Kingdom needs to forever hold as its key objective the prevention of another revolution.
i. The minimum welfare of the people of the countryside and cities is recognised as necessary for the upkeep of the Kingdom. Famine must be seen as a tool of the revolution and therefore prevented.
ii. The excessive wealth of the countryside farmers and city dwellers must be seen as a tool of the revolution; excessive wealth must be prevented to maintain the existing social hierarchy of France.
2. Return stolen property to the victims of revolutionary anarchy.
a. As mentioned previously (1aii, 2ai) all stolen property will be returned to the pre-revolution owners and fines will be distributed as stated.
i. Where possible all fines will be paid by the party that illegally seized the land.
ii. The Crown will pay any compensation that cannot be paid by guilty parties due to either their deaths or insolvency.
iii. Fines will be paid to the victims over a period of maximum of 10 years. Interest will be accrued at a rate agreed mutually by both parties. If no interest rate can be agreed on, representatives of the Holy Church will decide it.
b. Compensation will be guaranteed to property holders who’s property has lost value as a consequence of the revolutionary management.
i. If the land or the buildings on it are completely destroyed, their value is to be provided by the victim and then fully refunded by either the persons responsible or partially (50%) refunded by the Crown.
ii. If the land has diminished in value, the guilty party or the Crown will have to make up the difference.
c. Partial Compensation will be given for the amount of wealth the land produced.
i. Ten percent of the value the land produced during the time it was seized will be paid to the victim party.
3. Reward the loyalism and patriotism of all Frenchmen and punish the treason of abstention.
a. Non-resistance will be seen as a partial betrayal of the French Kingdom.
i. All those who remained in France during the revolutionary times but did not resist the revolutionary cause and actively work to bring down the tyrannical rule of the Directory and then Bonaparte, will be regarded as persons unsuitable for high office.
ii. All those who actively prevented others from either fleeing France or from resisting the unlawful regimes will be seen as traitors to the current King.
b. All those who resisted or fled will receive reward for their braveness in the face of the tyrannical revolutionary rule.
i. A commemorative memorial is to be built in every city to the victims of the revolution.
ii. All those who fought against the unlawful rule of France, became unable to work through their war wounds but remain alive will be rewarded with a pension to give them a comfortable living.
iii. All those who fled France in protest to the revolution will be rewarded with a letter of distinction from his Majesty.