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Grand Duke Herman XIII does Q&A! [OPEN]

Postby Knessniet » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:25 pm

NOTICE: Any unattributed quotes come from Grand Duke Herman XIII.

His Grace, Grand Duke Herman XIII has noted that many nations have created programs to allow people to ask their leaders questions. His Grace always enjoyed social interaction, and is thus willing to do the same. He merely asks that the following guidelines be followed:

This is open to ALL, regardless of any IC interaction between Herman and your characters. All questions will be read and answered regardless of sender, format, or content as long as the rules are followed.

Rules:
- IC questions only. TG me if you really must ask things OOC.
- Please read his wiki article before asking things, as he doesn't like redundancy. (Link in signature, "Our Leader")
- Nothing too offensive. He's a Christian fundamentalist, so he has a dim view of foul language.
- NS rules apply. I don't need any trouble.

If you wish to use a letter format, his address is:

Q&A Dept.
Office of the Grand Duke
1 Ducal Palace
Litchfield, Knessniet 0001-0001

If you wish to use e-mail format, his email is:
HermanQ&A@knessniet.gov.kn (Not a valid IRL email, obviously.)
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Postby Marcianus » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:55 pm

Q: What are the values in which you have based your nation upon?
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Postby Knessniet » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Marcianus wrote:Q: What are the values in which you have based your nation upon?

"Christian values, my friend! For all 15 centuries we have existed, we have been devout christians. In this day, we would be best compared to Mike Pence socially, Adam Smith economically, and Louis XIV politically."
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby The Ashkeran Empire » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:27 pm

”My friend, Grand Duke Herman, what are your personal thoughts on space-faring civilizations?”
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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:29 am

The Ashkeran Empire wrote:”My friend, Grand Duke Herman, what are your personal thoughts on space-faring civilizations?”
-Emperor Abikara Seiho

"Well, that's an interesting question. I can safely say that some of them are better than others, but some if them are kinda nasty. I suppose you have to judge them like any other nation, that is, by their policy, diplomacy, and ideology."
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby The Liamese Empire » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:06 am

Who are some of the greatest allies of your nation?
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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:09 am

The Liamese Empire wrote:Who are some of the greatest allies of your nation?

"Excellent question! First, there's you. Second, I am on good terms with Nova Capile as well. Thirdly, as a member of both the Monarchist Treaty Organization and Confederation of Corrupt Dictators, I have plenty of allies there. Other than that, there are probably a few I just can't remember right now."
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby Infernia » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:53 am

"What does Grand Duke Herman XIII believe to be the biggest threat to international stability?"
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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:59 am

Infernia wrote:"What does Grand Duke Herman XIII believe to be the biggest threat to international stability?"
- Infernian Prime Minister Johannes Lima

"The spread of heathenry, of course! No offense to you, of course, but that is truly what I think. It is degrading our values as a society and reducing honor to an abstract concept in fairytales!"
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby Fatatatutti » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:36 pm

I thought the title said, "Grand Duke Herman XIII dies" - so congratulations on not being dead.

I was going to say that former Prime Minister Mickey Chang met you at an international conference once. He's met almost everybody at an international conference at one time or another.

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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:38 pm

Fatatatutti wrote:I thought the title said, "Grand Duke Herman XIII dies" - so congratulations on not being dead.

I was going to say that former Prime Minister Mickey Chang met you at an international conference once. He's met almost everybody at an international conference at one time or another.

"Thankfully I am not dead. I do not experssedly remember your Prime Minsiter, but I probably met him once, as you said."
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby Cosmopolitan borovan » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:10 pm

what do you think about education and immigration?

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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Cosmopolitan borovan wrote:what do you think about education and immigration?

"I don't get asked that very often, but I suppose it's important. For immigration, I am all for it as long as it is legal, and the immigrant assimilates into our culture. On education, I think that everyone should receive a basic education. However, knowledge is power, so higher education is to be reserved for nobles. The church does a fine job educating our youth, and we shall allow them to continue."
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby Ru- » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:50 pm

Q: Are you a sports fan? Do you have a favorite team?
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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:08 pm

Ru- wrote:Q: Are you a sports fan? Do you have a favorite team?

"I don't generally find the time, but I enjoy the local baseball leagues. That's really all I can say."
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby Yohannes » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:10 pm



What is the opinion of His Grace the Grand Duke Herman the Thirteenth of Knessniet concerning:

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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:17 pm

Yohannes wrote:

What is the opinion of His Grace the Grand Duke Herman the Thirteenth of Knessniet concerning:

Thank you.

Josefine Deichgräber, Her Excellency
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Nineteen Countries to the Grand Duchy of Knessniet

"Excellent questions. Allow me to make a well-formatted list."

1. "Sounds highly contradictory to me. It's racism against whites."
2. "We execute them weekly. It's pretty fun to watch."
3. "Good on him! Palestine isn't a legitimate state, as far as I'm concerned!"
4. "I tend not to bother myself with anything but he leaders of other nations. Your internal governance is not my problem."
5. "She's going to combat slaver states. We are a slaver state, so I must say I am negative."
6. "Women belong in the home. It's how it is and should remain."
7. "God said he would never flood the Earth again. It's a hoax to destroy me economy!"

"There we are! Feel free to ask more if you like!"
- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Postby Yohannes » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:33 pm



The Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries has expressed her disagreement with the reactionary stance of His Grace the Grand Duke Herman the Thirteenth of Knessniet. I understand, however, the importance of diversity of opinion in conducting bilateral diplomacy and maintaining good relationship with the Grand Duchy of Knessniet.

Additionally for that reason, I will not let Her Majesty the Yohannesian Emperor know of His Grace’s answer to the fifth question for fear of jeopardising diplomatic relations between our two nations.

Josefine Deichgräber, Her Excellency
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Postby Knessniet » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:34 pm

Yohannes wrote:

The Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries has expressed her disagreement with the reactionary stance of His Grace the Grand Duke Herman the Thirteenth of Knessniet. I understand, however, the importance of diversity of opinion in conducting bilateral diplomacy and maintaining good relationship between the Grand Duchy of Knessniet and the Realm of Yohannes.

Additionally for that reason, I will not let Her Majesty the Yohannesian Emperor know of His Grace’s answer to the fifth question for fear of jeopardising diplomatic relations between our two nations.

Josefine Deichgräber, Her Excellency
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Nineteen Countries to the Grand Duchy of Knessniet

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- Grand Duke Herman XIII

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Anonymous Asks...
“Considering the Grand Duke’s stance on both vampires and Christians, how might he approach sincerely Christian vampires? Members of Homo nosferatensis noctivagus are members of humanity and are the closest relatives to Homo sapiens sapiens.”

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“What is the emigration rate of persons from Knessniet? Would the Grand Duke be willing to exile undesirables to Versilia in exchange for cash, rather than executing them brutally?”
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Postby Saranidia » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:13 pm

Why has the Grand Duke not attended my wedding reception?
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Postby Knessniet » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:36 pm

Saranidia wrote:What is your countries perspective on Saranidia?

Does your nation support a code of chivalry?

Would you like marry my niece(she is 25, Muslim, Harvard educated, eager to impress other people and classically beautiful)?

- Brotherly Leader Dawud Khan

"Like the above answers, I will make a list to keep this organized."

1. "We think that they are heathen saracens, but more tolerable than the rest."
2. "Yes, we follow a code of chivalry just like the one that used to be prominent in Western Europe."
3. "No. I have other plans. Besides, it is illegal to marry a non-Christian here."

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Postby Knessniet » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:39 pm

The Islands of Versilia wrote:Anonymous Asks...
“Considering the Grand Duke’s stance on both vampires and Christians, how might he approach sincerely Christian vampires? Members of Homo nosferatensis noctivagus are members of humanity and are the closest relatives to Homo sapiens sapiens.”

Anonymous Asks
“What is the emigration rate of persons from Knessniet? Would the Grand Duke be willing to exile undesirables to Versilia in exchange for cash, rather than executing them brutally?”

"Agian, list."

1. "An intriguing question. I have not considered it yet, but I would no doubt treat them well-enough."
2. "Emigration? Well, most if not all citizens remain. Now, if you're offering to pay us to dispose of our garbage, we would consider that! However, they could become critics abroad, and we don't need to feed the monster that is the international liberal media."

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Postby Knessniet » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:39 pm

Saranidia wrote:Why has the Grand Duke not attended my wedding reception?
Brother Leader Dawud Khan

OOC: here is the link viewtopic.php?f=4&t=450958

"I was not aware of it. Unfortunately, I am quite busy now, so I will not be able to attend."

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