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Serious incident has a ocurred at Kadea Prison, 111 prisoners are thought to have been killed

January 27th, 2014 | 10.10 AM PCT | înregistrate| By: Nicolae Eliade


According to several reports by the Ministry of Justice, a serious incident has taken place at Kadea Prison, some 24km south-west of Romulă, the prison which is located deep within the Apostle Mountains is used to house to violent criminals awaiting execution as well petty criminals, yet too dangerous to placed within a low security institution. The prison population is recorded at 18,543, with most cells containing six inmates, the prison has been slammed by human rights activitists as a 'vile medieval dungeon'. The incident in question began at around 8.33am as the prisoners meet to have breakfast, it is reported that a violent confrontation between a prisoner and a guard took place which dramatically escalated prompting a shutdown. Armed Guards were called in to deal with the violence, it is believed that 107 prisoners have been killed and 4 guards along with them, however the Ministry of Justice has refused to completely disclose details at this time.

The incident that has taken place this morning, is not only one of its kind in recent years. In 2010, 87 prisoners were shot dead by guards who fought to regain order and control over the Medgidia Prison, in 2011 32 prisoners were killed when a violent clash broke out between rival groups of prisoners, the guards managed to secure order without inflicting losses on the prison population, the group ringleaders were executed by firing squad later that evening as punishment. The worst disaster was in 1999, when over 3,000 prisoners died when a riot led to the entire facility be engulfed in flames, government policy at the time resigned them to their deaths because to take these men outside was against logic.

The fact that these events always end up in high death tolls is evidence to some groups that the Papal Republic's harsh justice system is overloading prisons and inviting major violent incidents like today's and past ones. However the Ministry of Justice blames the mentality of the criminals within the facilities for violent incidents. Others however have cited blatant and extensive abuses by the prison guards for the violent incidents, one facility, a Church run Correctional Facility for the Morally Corrupt was accussed of gross violations, following a leak that over 30 prisoners had died over a four month period. The leak was denounced as a 'vicious lie' and the leaker was charged for insulting the Mother Church.

According to reports from this morning, a prisoner and a guard exchanged words which then escalated to a violent assault on the guard, the prisoner responsible was taken away to placed in solitary confinement, prompting a violent response from the rest of the prisoners, they began to riot, seizing control of the cafeteria and then began to run amok throughout the entire facility, four guards were reportedly beaten to death during the rampage, the prison authority began a lockdown procedure, which shuts off the different wings from one another, denying the prisoners freedom of movement through the facility. The prison then requested further armed support from local police who arrived swiftly, they then proceeded to secure each wing, one at a time. It is during this move to reclaim control of the facility that 107 prisoners were killed. A vast majority of the prisoners returned to their cells without question or resistance, a small minority violently confronted the response force.

General Alexandru Cernat (MESC), the Minister of Justice did confirm that the facility was back under state control and stated that people had been killed in the prison riot and an investigation would be launched into the causes and events of the incident. The families of the dead criminals have been informed. Kadea Prison will recieve a higher number of guards over the next coming days and will also recieve improved security measures. Offical findings of the investigation will be published in three weeks time according to General Cernat.

PRRB's Nicolae Eliade contributed to this report.



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Radulescu: "Make a stand with prayer, make a stand with action and organisation"

January 28th, 2014 | 12.11 PM PCT | înregistrate| By: Augustia Ceausescu


Cardinal Emilian Radulescu, General Superior of the Orducii gave a strong speech today to over 4,000 Orducii commander, in which he called out to the Itailian Catholic population to make a stand against the Itailian Regime and to finally reach its purpose, to become the vanguard of Christendom’s defence. He also stated that it was the Papal Republic’s eternal duty to be the guardian of all Catholics in Pardes, as well as Protestants. His speech was well received by the Orducii commanders present at the Oravita Auditorium, where the Annual Orducii Conference takes place.

Cardinal Radulescu, one of the Holy Father’s most vocal and powerful allies and senior Cardinals, has been the leader of the Order of the Cross since 2008 and has been highly successful in reigning in the more extremist elements within the paramilitary organisation, he has also expanded the Orducii’s role in the form of charity and public works. He is highly popular within the paramilitary force and with Rodarians in general, he is highly anticipated to become the Pope in the future.

“In the beginning there was man and nature, then men came bearing the Cross. The men pushed the heathen to the fringes of the earth and God’s Kingdom was whole and existed in brilliant light. Then the Kingdom was betrayed by the ideals of the self, the ideas and theories of the Godless and the heathen returned from the fringes of the earth and reclaimed the world for his own” the Cardinal stated at the beginning.

“Christendom is besieged by the heathen and the apostate, the Lord is insulted daily by those who should be under his light, the faith is criticised by the godless and Christians are murdered for their very faith. The time has come for those of the faith to make a stand, those in Itailia already are and it is time for the Papal Republic to do so the same” he continued.

The insurgency currently taking place in the south of Itailia, mostly in Drakkar Province began several days after the Red Christmas Bombings that killed 500,000 Catholics and is generally recognised as a genocide by the Church State and Catholics around Pardes. The insurgency is being carried out by the Exercitus Christo (Army of Christ), a large and highly motivated group of Catholic men and women, who aim to make Drakkar an independent Catholic state. Last week, 15 Pagans were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a popular cafe, three Justicars were also killed that day in Nece, the birthplace and stronghold of the EC.

“The Exercitus is not popular with the Itailian Regime because there are 500,000 gravestones pointing up towards heaven, they speak to God and our fellow Christian, here lay the 500,000 murdered by the Pagan and their masters in Ebonaevron, the Itailian Regime knows it fights a righteous foe” the Cardinal said.

The 4,000 strong audience supported the Cardinal with deafening applause and cheers, the Orducii has been highly vocal regarding the insurgency in Drakkar, stating if it could, it would set ablaze the Pagan lands and place the cross of Christ upon the corpses of the Itailian Pagan elite. The Orducii hasn’t admitted or denied reports that they are in Drakkar, however the Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security has denied those reports.

“The war in Drakkar is the war of Christendom’s freedom, it shall either be its salvation or destruction. If Christendom fails in Drakkar, the heathen shall drive us to the fringes of God’s creation and that cannot happen ever. I say to the Catholics of Drakkar, make a stand, make a stand with prayer, make a stand with action and organisation, make a stand with your gun, bullets and bombs, make a stand in God’s name”.

The Cardinal’s speech was televised live to the entire country, to Catholic television and radio stations in Itailia and live to Pardes. What response the speech will receive from the Catholic population in Drakkar is to be seen, however recent comments made by senior Ecclesiastical Security Commission members and other Church State officials, do indicate a shift in policy regarding Itailia and a possible revaluation of the situation with regards to the Papal Republic’s position politically and diplomatically.

PRRB's Augustia Ceausescu contributed to this report.



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Resolution 0005 has officially been defeated in the OPA by failing to get the two thirds majority required. Outrage has broken out across the nation as people question why. "Why was this voted down?", asked a coffee shop visitor in one of our street interviews. "All of those barbaric countries to the south are dangerous states that need to be controlled by the civilised world. That same question is the question that burns on many of our minds today.

Why did this seemingly harmless resolution fail to pass? Our international politics expert Pontus Allius Carele has his own take on that question. "On one side, this was an excellent resolution denying a dangerous country access to highly destructive weaponry. On another hand, it was a clear sign of Western Federation control being exerted over the country. This resolution's proposed benefits for millions of innocent people were not considered by most of the power hungry megalomaniacs that run countries like Tehraan and Ulthranni."

Tarsas was one of the many that voted a loud "affirmative" for this resolution. Tarsan ambassador to the OPA, Lord Felra Caliphus Elas, released a statement upon word of the resolution failing. "Our attempt to protect millions of Tarsans, Ulthranni, and even others that live to the south has failed. Barbarians are continually allowed to acquire highly destructive weaponry simply because them doing so benefits countries like Tehraan, which are run by some of the most despicable people in this region. Our attempts to pass similar and future actions such as this will continue. Stand strong."

In light of the failing of Resolution 0005, the Defense Ministry has announced that Project Zealot will continue. Project Zealot was the development of highly deadly chemical weapons. The program started in 1949 and continued all the way to 1998 when it was ordered to halt in light of lessening international tensions. The program was responsible for highly deadly agents like Agent Red and Green Gas, both of which kill quickly and on contact. Repairs and upgrades to the Central Chemistry Laboratory, which has laid unused since the program's closure, have begun in earnest.

The Imperial Senate has confirmed that it did not vote on anything that gave the defense ministry authorisation to resume development. A Senatorial spokesperson for the Speaker of the Senate has said that the Senate did not vote on anything to discontinue the program when it was discontinued, however. That means that resuming the program is technically a legal act that does not require senatorial authorisation.

The Senatorial Spokesperson went on to announce a four billion harkan program entitled Project Astral had been passed. Project Astral will create an entirely new generation of missile interception systems. The current Kite Shield Missile Defense Network has been in place since 1986 when the cold war with Canhadast was at its height. The system has long since required a major upgrade. "With the looming thread of countries like Alabasta and Mardullah being able to access weapons of mass destruction without restraint, we have decided to take our defense to a whole new level."

The Defense Ministry praised the action with their own statement. "With the ample budget the Imperial Senate has so graciously approved us, we guarantee that the new missile defense system will be ready within a year." Most of the upgrades and components to build the system have already been employed in other sectors of the military, such as upgraded naval radars. The expertise gained developing these radars will make it easy to quickly develop new and powerful missile detection radars. The military is renting and purchasing plots of land across the nation to build new missile defense platforms.


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The failure of Resolution 0005, prohibiting WMD possession and development in Baharaq to accumulate the necessary amount of votes was met with relief and jubilation by the HU embassasy to the Organization of Pardesian affairs. The resolution, aimed at keeping a non-OPA nation, the Republic of Baharaq from possessing weaponry the Western Confederacy deemed to threatening, received a level of disapproval by the central government and aligned states, as the resolution backed potential military invasion of the independent state as pre-emptive attack against a potential WMD strike against Talibastain and Western holding in the area. Something the central government had disputed and dismissed as either bogus paranoia or a weak excuse to justify an expansionistic agenda by the Western Confederal states in its efforts to claim Baharaqi oil resources, just as it has attempted in its invasion in the mid-80s.

Despite this small victory, the sentiment of jubilation was not shared by the whole of the central government. Military experts have pointed out, that the latest resolution shows a clear intent by the WCS and its supports to expand its influence by use of military force in Akkadiya, which in turn means that they cannot be an end to military preparations and withdrawal from Akkadiya by the Unified Armed Forces in Mardullah and Irkutia.

Supreme General Kayameg Itake, supreme commander of the UAF stated that; “We must remain at constant vigil and readiness until we can assure that stability and security is no longer threatened by the ambitions of the aggressor states. Until then we stay.”

Since the resolution was proposed, the military mandates have remained in effect. Several fleets of the Central Armada had dispatched multiple naval task forces to the Central Ocean, as well as keep their strike fleet at full readiness. Multiple divisions from Tehraani and Tehraan are moving towards allied nations in the region for potential combat operations in defence of the independent Baharaqi republic.

While glad that the resolution was struck down, High Chairman Nentayeg Daye explained that the OPA was founded not as a regional police force, but a platform for regional cooperation, discussion and conflict resolution. The increasing militancy by the several member states in using the OPA to push for agendas that only serve to impose their own interest on other nations, both member and non-member contradicts the entire purpose of the OPA. According to Nentayeg, it is paramount that this issues is rectified, or else the OPA will merely become a catalyst for more conflict as opposed to a means of conflict resolution. Ignoring the calls for dialogue on resolutions, especially ones that aim at starting a war, shows that the WCS and its allies have no interest in discussing real problems. Merely to find another way to justify their aggressive behaviour.

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Despite oppision from a number of corporates and business men, following multiple debates, strikes and protest marches, supporting largely by low and middle-class labours finally prevailed in gathering enough support within the central government to pass a new series of laws that fully reform the aged HU tax system and labour laws. Instituting negative income tax and a decentralized minimum wage.

Main proponent, economist Mazadef Ayani proposed the negative income tax model based of similar foreign proposed models as alternative for current flat tax model of 20% income. This progressive tax model allows for each registered citizen above 18 years an annual allowance of sum that equals 110% of the poverty threshold in income adjusted each year for price and inflation, of which each citizen has 50% of taxable income subtracted. This model is intended to replace current models of welfare and other support measures that were deemed ineffective, unmanageable and underfunded. Already citizens have their bank account registered by the ministry of economics, who under the new laws project their monthly income into the overall annual income, based on that the correct amount is taxed by substracting 50% of their income from their annual allowance and the appropriate monthly sum taxed either by taken or granting the legal amount based on the citizens overall income. Alternatively those who are jobless and receive no salary into their accounts per month are granted the full allowance. The end result is that every citizen is in theory able to meet the minimum of live, which include house rent, electricity and costs in food and other neccesities, plus retain some degree of extra income for other matters. Next to that the amount people receive become progressive less and at times two of the threshold starts become the overal income tax people pay, however this also means that while the amount people are tax progressively increase with income people always earn more regardless. Mazadef Ayani believes that this model profides a much fairer tax system that both drives up government revenue but also limits burden on the small incomes, giving them overall more freedom and opportunities.

This combined with new minimum wage law that imposes a minimum wage set per separate member state is hoped to bring an overall greater level of income equality, something an increasing number of politicians and expert think possesses the greatest threat to growth of the HU economy, where the increasingly greater profits and stagnating incomes at the lowe level can lead to serious economic instability as the lack of circulation will lead of market bubbles and recessions that threaten to destroy the HU economy. These measures, combined with the increase of corporate taxes to 15% will according to many both balance the budget and greatly improve economic growth as social mobility is restored and improved as the much of the HU starts shifting towards more towards a service economy.

In addition to this, with recent experiment with referenda at a local level the new laws also expand the ability of the use of so-called ‘people’s concensus’ politics, where the referenda are given a greater range of options for decision making at a local level alongside regular state corporate and representative counsels, which should prove to provide greater involvement of people in mundane matters of politics while military and foreign policy remain firmly in the hands of the central government. Despite this the changes have been lauded by local leaders as an improvement of local politics, while at the top the added decentralization should help streamlining the bureaucracy that previously had to monitor local politics for party conformity.

Although these are suggest to be but a few on many potential reforms, the party remains at the position that they’ll limited the number of reforms at the time to keep the politics stable and progressive, hoping to gradually modernize the HU political system without excessively changing pre-set structure and thus preventing destabilization. Although opposition from more conservative member of the party is vocal, the more progressive sections of the party remain positive about their proposals. However time will tell whether these measures are as effective as they are stated to be.

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The Papal Army has been stationed on the Itailian border since Christmas Day, the army also stated its readiness for any Itailian led escalation

January 30th, 2014 | 10.10 AM PCT | înregistrate| By: Nicolae Eliade


The situation in Drakkar Province has escalated dramatically since the Red Christmas Bombings last year. Since the December 9th massacre of 500,000 Romulăn Catholics, the group known as Exercitus Christo (Army of Christ) has launched an insurgency against the Itailian Government, striking at government forces and Pagan communities, with the aim of making Drakkar an independent state. Since December, over 500 people have been killed in attacks and claches between the EC and the Itailian government, it has attacked key military installations and members of the security forces on the streets of key Drakkar cities and has also attacked key districts home to Pagan elitists that dominate life in Drakkar. Last night the Itailian Government severed all remaining ties with the Papal Republic and shut down the border, all Rodarian nationals in Itailia will be flown home.

The Deputy State President, General Atticus Flaverescu addressed the Itailian decision this morning, he also addressed the current situation in Drakkar which has left over 500 dead in two months. The Deputy State President also made it clear to the Itailian government and to it's CDI allies, that any 'gross violation of the freedoms of Romulăn Catholics in Drakkar will be met with appropriate force and action by the Papal Republic, the Itailian government was a key player in the 9th December massacre and now it wishes to carry on with its murderous campaign'.

The Foreign Ministry has announced that all Itailian assests and property within the Papal Republic will be ceased by the Interior Ministry and held within its control indefinitely, any Itailian that remains within the country after 24 hours will be arrested for being illegal immigrants, the government also announced a complete ban on all CDI memberstates' media outlets from operating within the Papal Republic, all CDI journalists are to be deported back to their home countries and their Worker Visas to be confiscated.

The Deputy State President demanded that the CDI and Itailia to have restraint over the growing violence in Nece, the EC has begun to attack the Itailian regime much more boldy over the past few days and many suspect a major confrontation within the city, which is the stronghold and birthplace of the organisation. General Flaverescu said, "The Papal Republic wishes to ask the Itailian government and its CDI allies to show restraint when dealing with the Exercitus Christo, any gross actions against them that inflicts serious loss of life upon the Romulăn Catholic population will not be accepted, we advise the Itailian government to cease its military actions and adhere to the requests of the province's Catholics, to let them be free, to let them be their own people and to let them be safe from the Pagan terrorists that you employ, I say again, any gross violation of the right to exist for the Romulăn Catholic population will not be accepted by the Papal Republic and action will be taken to protect them and to preserve their right to exist within God's kingdom".

Two nights ago, CDI aircraft attacked and destroyed a small convoy of vehicles crossing the border between Rodarion and Itailia, the resulting ambush from the air, killed 18 Nuns of the Sister Andreea Ciorban Covenant outside Draganesti-Nord. Their bodies have been returned to the Papal Republic for burial, the nation has been outraged over the blatant disregard for human life by the CDI. Anti-Itailian and Anti-CDI protests have continued for the 13th day, over 500,000 people attended a rally in Taereum this morning, in which over 500 Itailian, Arthuristan and Emmerian flags were burned. Effigies of Arthuristan Prime Minister Leanne Whittaker, Itailia's Caesar and Emmeria's President Hayes were also burned and torn apart by the furious masses.

"Since this government and all governments of the Papal Republic act under the guidance of the Guardianship of Christendom, it is our duty, as the Church State, as the Kingdom of the Lord to protect his followers, regardless of age, race or class. Since the Itailian government is hellbent on annihilating all those who pray to Christ, it is therefore our solem duty as the defenders of Christ's Kingdom to protect those threatened and abused by oppressive, sectarian governments. I would advise the Central Defence Initiative and the Itailian Government to reconsider its aggressive ventures towards Drakkar, for its own benefit. And since the CDI is the master of self interest led actions, it may well take this advice given".

The Papal Army spokesman has stated that the armed force as well as the others, stand ready to meet any escalation led by the Itailian government and its brutal oppressive forces. The Papal Army has already been deployed along the border since December, an estimated 28 divisions are within 40km of the border or less according to some rumours, however the Papal Army has refused to comment on the matter. However eyewitness reports from across the country have confirmed hightened activity around military facilities, especially in the central highlands region and to the north of the country, however this cannot be verified as a legitimate signal of a possible confrontation between the Papal Armed Forces and the band of murderers that is the Itailian Armed Forces.

PRRB's Nicolae Eliade contributed to this report.



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Oured, D.A., UNITED REPUBLIC (UP) — Over 900,000 people gathered around the United Republic Capitol on Monday January 20 to witness the inauguration of president-elect Alex Vaziri, who won the U.R. presidential elections last November.

In his speech, Vaziri, former governor of the state of Frentia, focused on the reduction of the federal government's domestic authority in favor of economic privatization and deregulation as well as the relegation of several powers to states, calling these measures a "return to our historic traditions". In terms of foreign policy, Vaziri expressed interest in establishing partnerships to boost UR economic, security, and political interests across the region and globe. While his economic and foreign policy are supported by a majority of his Federalist party, his social policies have been criticized by numerous conservatives nationally while gaining applause from liberal progressives.

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A few highlights from the speech:

"Let us never forget we are the heirs of that revolution—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. Today, the torch passes to a new generation of Emmerians: tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Republic has always been committed, and to which we remain committed today at home and around the world.

"From the day on which these rights become compromised, only then shall we date the ruin of our great country. The warm sunshine of influence would melt down the virtue which the violence of the storm rendered more firm and unyielding. In a state of tranquility, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us victims to tyranny.

"And yet our perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds remains undaunted. This generation of Emmerians has endured crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

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Later in the speech:

"To our sister republics, we offer a special pledge: to convert our good words into good deeds, in a new alliance for progress, to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty and repression. We cannot let this peaceful revolution of hope become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors and friends know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere on this continent, anywhere in this region, anywhere in the world."

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Vaziri administration inherits difficult agenda

Domestically, President Vaziri has a lot to address. From calls for gun control to an aging healthcare infrastructure to constantly rising debt, it is safe to say President Vaziri's schedule will be booked.

With Hayes' failure to fully implement a universal healthcare system in his first term (more or less a continuation of the Castilla administration), it will be interesting to note how the Castilla healthcare plan will transition into the streamlined state-centric Vaziricare program. President Vaziri indicated during his campaign last year that his vision would involve an increased role of the private sector and lower overall taxes.

President Hayes left an entire meal on Vaziri's plate for foreign policy. As tensions between Rodarion and Itailia escalate, security on the western continent has not been at such high risk in decades. The threat of conflicts lulls over the middle east and Seukutan as well, adding more complexity to Vaziri's job. In the extra-regional arena, traditional U.R. ally Eagleland has declared war on Titianicia in Sondria, stirring a powder keg in that region.

These developments will prove a major, early test for the Vaziri administration.

UP's Kader Tarek and Donald Voortman contributed to this report.



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Aimhere · 3 hours ago
Both parties are the same. Vaziri and Hayes go to bed every night having gotten on their knees and prayed to corporate heads for money and funding. Vaziri's populist approach is merely a thin veil lying above a tight bond with Emmeria's richest.

The only difference is who sponsors them. The Heckler Brothers sponsor radical leftism and dumped tons of money on Hayes and Castilla. Reva O'Connor (CEO of Shale Oil for those who don't know) and her gang of gas giants let the bills flow into the radical right department. There's no good guy.


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CommonSense · 3 hours ago
I'm willing to give the guy a chance. Our last presidents pushed forward a liberal agenda that brought more pain than good. It'd be nice to see how Vaziri tries reversing 8 years of libtards.

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Tina · 4 hours ago
This is exactly the opposite of what we need. The 2013 elections were among the least free and most rigged elections in our nation's history. And now they've given birth to the very man who promised to reverse all the progress our nation has made.

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Pardes Asks, The Emperor Answers
By Carlos Montoya
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We here at the Los Reyes Inquirer enjoy having a readership of locals and those living outside of Ulthrannia, to show the workings of the capital and of the nation in its entirety. In the wake of the Q&A with our beloved Emperor, we asked if he would be interested in taking questions from those of our readership who do not reside in the Empire or simply those outside of the Empire who find us on our website.

He Approved.

We then sent requests for those within news service, the readership of the LRI and of anyone living outside of the Empire in general and the response was enormous. Tens of thousands of questions came in from across Pardes into our mailbox and we felt blessed, however, as the Emperor only had limited time in answering them we chose a handful of them to show the Emperor and in our opinion the questions that need to be asked. Below is the transcript of the video broadcast made live from our headquarters in Los Reyes. This broadcast, I should note, were recorded yesterday as the Emperor had to leave for diplomatic meetings with Pope Pius III in Rodarion today.



LRI: My Emperor, it is a privilege to have you here today

Emperor Santiago: Not a problem at all, it is a privilege in and of itself to answer questions from those outside our realm

LRI: Indeed, well, the first question comes from Gianandrea Pergolesi, who is the secretary of the Livirchi Cultural Attache in our capital, who asks:

"Your Majesty, in my travels across the Empire i've noticed that Livirchi restaurants are prevalent but in my home country Ulthrannic restaurants are rather scarce. Can I ask if the Emperor is scared of exporting his national cuisine"

Emperor Santiago: Well, firstly, no, if anything I made it clear that I want Ulthrannic culture and lifestyle to be exported across the world. The past, yes, the previous Emperors had no interest in spreading our culture, in this case our cuisine, to other nations but the time for change has come. I hope that aspiring business owners who wish to send our cuisine to your lovely nation should do so...and on the will of the Emperor nonetheless *laughs*

LRI: *laughs* Indeed, now while we are on Livirica another questioner who wished to remain anonymous but claims to be a University Professor from Nouvo Stellaria wants to know:

"What is your Emperors impression on the fact that Livirica is a member-state of The Incorporated States and is no longer officially subjugated to the Empire?"

Emperor Santiago: *chuckles* Why should I care what path Livirica takes in her course as an independent nation-state? After-all, the events that led to your over-all independence and unity were caused thanks to actions by my forefathers during the Great Strife. Now there are those in my empire, the radicals who call themselves the Hijos del Imperio de Oro (Sons of the Golden Empire) who do not care for your nation's independence and would love to have you return under our heel. As for your induction into the Incorporated States, I thought it was an unwise move to sacrifice proper independence in a move to join another nationstate but I believe it was a wise decision for your leadership to do and in any case we are aligned with the Incorporated States.

LRI: What is your opinion of Hijos del Imperio de Oro while we are on the topic

Emperor Santiago: Men and women who want to reclaim the past, Emperor Povedilla was, after-all an adept of this faction in our politics and it is a tragedy that they are only growing in influence in our governmental system. But not on my watch will I wage wars of imperialism as they turn only out fruitless for all involved.

LRI: Moving on, we have a question from Viorica Popescu of the National Telegraph in Rodarion who asks:

"Does the Ulthrannic Empire value its strong economic and diplomatic relationship with the Papal Republic and does the Emperor foresee a stronger working relationship in the future?"

Emperor Santiago: I wouldn't have gotten full support from the Vicar and his ministers and signed the agreements between our nations if I did not believe in or value strong economic and now diplomatic ties with the Papal Republic. I think the potential that comes from our agreements can only lead to a more magnanimous and prosperous future for both ourselves and, in my opinion at the very least, for yours as well. If anything I hope to solidify stronger working relations in the future and that process will start when I arrive tomorrow to meet your Pope. The investment in defense products is only the tip of the iceberg for future cordial relations and I hope that an exchange in cultures can be achieved as well. I only have good feelings from all of this.

LRI: Why the sudden shift of support to the Papal Republic, to whom the more religious of their society see us as nothing more than heathens

Emperor Santiago: And there are those in Tarsas who want to subjugate our western half and there are those in Baharaq who'd want to kill every Westerner and there are those in our own empire who see all other religions as ridicule of the Holy Messenger. Point is, those voices are the more radical, beyond those of reason and foresight. We may be of different cultures and faith but our ideals are very similar, that cannot be denied in any capacity.

LRI: I see, well, with that in mind, lets go to the next question from Kyle Kozacsky who writes to us:

"Your Majesty, I'm a frequent traveler to Ulthrannia on business. What's your personally opinion of the Empire*?"

I should note that the Empire mentioned at the end is that of the Empire of New Belhavia and not our own.

Emperor Santiago: I think New Belhavia is a fine nation, sure we may disagree on OPA resolutions but I have a strong feeling that with the flow of trade between our nations ever flourishing we may find common ground. The situation alongside Tippercommon in that 'Zone' of yours is something of an issue but I have full confidence in bringing peace there and will welcome New Belhavian ships into the piracy fleet with open arms.

LRI: Our next question comes from New Belhavia again, a video question to be more precise:

Wesley Cutler, Your Majesty. I'm a foreign policy blogger with PROVISAINSIDER.com. Would your elaborate on the Imperial government's policy towards the Seukutii crisis? What nations and actors do you think are best suited to handle the piracy and anarchic political vacuum there? Do you think the greater Pardesi community, including OPA, has a role to play here?

Emperor Santiago: No-one can deny that the Seukutan Crisis is both a hassle and indeed it will take time. I believe our own nation is suited to perform the task of handling the crisis and we have without having the hornet's nest of hypocritical nations in the West breathing down our neck. But with that in mind, I think a stronger effort by those in Livirica and for that matters players that are active in Akkadiya are promising in assisting this nation growing into something new. I welcome further Arthuristan involvement to cement our rising relations alongside Hegemonic Union support and yes, despite our difficulities in the past and bad words expressed by both our sides for justified and unjustifiable reasons, if the Western Confederal States are willing to negotiate and join us in bringing peace, I will be happy to have them join us. So yes, I believe the greater Pardesi community can and will have a play in the future of making sure that Seukutan can evolve into a functioning nation.

LRI: While we have the notion of the OPA, this next question comes from Dr. Samuel Weinstein, Adj. Professor of Pardesi Near-East Geopolitics at Almania College who writes the following:

"Your Majesty, many have observed the fact that the Ulthrannian Empire seems overtly hostile to the Organization for Pardesi Affairs [OPA]. In the past several votes - including a vote for an antipiracy resolution that passed overwhelmingly with only the Empire's vote as 'nay' - Ulthrannia has consistently voted no. Do you not see a role for OPA in resolving regional crisis? Some elaboration would be much appreciated."

Emperor Santiago: Well, in regards to us voting no for Resolution 0004, it was a mistake on my behalf to authorize our OPA Ambassador to vote 'nay', as it was my opinion and that of the Lord High Admiral that we are able to solve the Seukutii Piracy crisis on our own and without the aid of a foreign intervention. But, in retrospect we have turned away from that no vote and have solemnly promised to assist the piracy fleet whenever it may arrive. So in that respect it was a mistake. But voting no on 0005 was entirely my call alongside that of our entire government due to the blatant outcry of Western imperialism...what did I tell you, bad words *laughs*, but back on subject, we voted no as we see an alternate path to the Baharaq issue and if President Shalom is interested in hearing our proposals, i'll be on the Western continent for a little while, i'm happy to talk with her in person if needed.

LRI: Well I know you are short on time so we will end this with a final question from someone at the Central Confederal News, one Jermaine Clarkson, asks the following:

"Where do you see the Ulthrannic Empire in the future and what are your future goals both on a national level and on your own personal level"

Emperor Santiago: The future...a funny concept don't you think? My government has outlined a ten year plan for the future of our Empire that I can't go into detail as of now but the simple version is this. Eliminate poverty in Higuerote, return the navy to its might and overall fix the damages caused by my predecessor, establish stronger ties with our close neighbours, especially Arthurista and use the allegiance with Arthurista and our new partners Rodarion and attempt to settle some kind of peace to the situation brewing in the West before anything terrible can occur. I hope to bring the players in that conflict to the diplomatic table and prevent the loss of any more life. Beyond that, try and repair relations with your nation, the Western Confederal States and reach an understanding with President Shalom, which, as said earlier, we can talk in person if you like as i'll be in Rodarion rather soon...

At this point, an aide walks in and whispers into the Emperor's ear

There is so much more that I could detail for you my inquisitive friend but I have a plane to catch.

LRI: Thank you for the time, Your Majesty

Emperor Santiago: Always a pleasure
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Emperor Santiago arrives in Romulă to discuss matters with Pope Pius III




In an unprecedented move in the political spectrum, Emperor Santiago who agreed to begin formal negotiations with Rodarian government, arrived in Romulă to meet with Pope Pius III in person to continue and finalize negotiations that began in secret over a week ago. The move was supported by the Vicar and all echelons of government in private meetings throughout Los Reyes as is common protocol. A spokesperson for Santiago's office has come out with a statement for the press which states the intention of the visit to Rodarion.

"This is a sign of the Emperor's push for bringing what were once former enemies to the Grand Ulthrannic Empire and turning them into allies" The spokesperson went to say that this move is not one to anger or despise the government of Arthurista, who is currently engaged in low-intensity conflict alongside their Itailian allies in Drakkar "We do intend to spite the government in Lowesport, as we have agreed to numerous trade agreements and wish to continue peace with our Arthuristan colleagues. No, what the Emperor and indeed the government of Los Reyes want to remind the entire region is that we are putting peace above trivial rivalries between nations."

Rodarion and Ulthrannia were once enemies when, during the August War, Rodarian forces were deployed to fight Ulthrannian troops who had invaded the mainland of Itailia and were a key to the final defeat in the West. Hatred between the nations has existed for hundreds of years due to the fervent religious nature of both countries which, according to Professor Emmanuel Alvarez Bocanegra, makes the current situation all the more surprising.

"Whoever thinks this is simply based entirely on good intentions is either ignorant or blind to geopolitics" Professor Bocanegra believes that this move has been orchestrated by members of the Ulthrannic military, private interests or pleas from Rodarion itself "Look some seven months ago, when Rodarians were calling us heretics and heathens, those who believed in an entirely different God. And here we are now, when our benevolent Emperor arrives in the capital city of a nation filled entirely with radical Christians who are calling for a crusade. I personally suspect that other players are behind this move, whether it be the military who want to avenge the blind war of last August and spite the Itailians and Arthuristans or simply Rodarian officals calling for a third party to help them in a coming war that without allies will ravage them!"

Despite several highly vocal protests from those outside of government, the government has given full praise to the efforts today in Romulă.

"Those who oppose this are simply blind to what the Emperor and indeed our government has outlined on the road to universal peace" Vicar Juan Rojas said at the conclusion of a press meeting for the increase of funding to public services in autonomous states. "Peace starts on a bumpy road as always, I cannot say that this move will bring us much love, on the contrary, much scorn from the international community; but in time they will see what we saw when agreed to a meeting."

What topics are going to be discussed are currently unknown as of this moment to the general public, but speculation has been that it will include a new trade agreement and possible military agreements alongside it. Though intentions are not to upset other nations in the region, the rising tensions between the Papal Republic and the Itailian Empire and Arthurista will certainly be wavering over this diplomatic meeting in light of Arthuristan surveillance on Rodarian catholics in Arthurista and the bombings in Lowesport.

We will bring you more as developments come in.
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February 2nd, 2014 | 10.10 AM PCT | înregistrate| By: Augustia Ceasuescu


The Emperor of the Ulthrannic Empire, arrived in Romulă this morning for a historic meeting with the Holy Father and leading officials of the Papal Republic's government. He arrived at Pope Julius International Airport at 9.00am this morning, to be greeted by a foggy winter morning, but a warm welcoming Pope and group of senior Cardinals. The two day visit, is to cover a variety of issues, including major trade deals, expansion of cultural and energy ties and key defence technology exchanges, there is also rumour that a secret military deal was agreed days prior to the Emperor's visit has been denounced by both the Ulthrannic and Rodarian governments.

Emperor Santiago's visit is unprecendented, as both countries have never enjoyed warming relations. Centuries of religious rivalry and mutual mistrust stemming from the former, limited both countries ability to communicate and move on from previous disagreements. Then with the Ulthrannian-Itailian War, the Papal Repubic moved to support the Itailians and proved decisive in defeating the Ulthrannian invasion, however subtle secret talks between the two countries weeks after the war ended through peaceful talks, the two countries moved to end centuries of mistrust and disagreement. Since November last year, trade has doubled and its worth has increased by 35% to over $232 billion. The Papal Navy and the Ulthrannic Imperial Navy have both conducted small-scale exercises, aimed at improving cooperation when dealing with piracy and 'small-scale incidents'.

Last year the Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security, announced that the Ulthrannians had purchased 500 T-890 anti-ship missiles as well as 450 HQ-9 surface-to-air missile systems off the Papal Republic. Many commentators have seen these moves as a sign that the Papal Republic wishes to see non-direct pressure be put upon the People's Commonwealth of Arthurista, with the aim of keeping it focused on its own region of Pardes, limiting its ability to become fully involved in CDI activities, as the Papal Republic comes more into confrontation with the organisation over its complicit involvement in the December 9 Massacre in Itailia.

The State President is unable to join the talks as he is dealing with military affairs and as the Chief of Staff for the Papal Army, that is his second duty to the State Presidency.

Speaking to reporters outside the Vatican, Foreign Minister Petronela Stanca said, "The Papal Republic and the Ulthrannic Empire have been denied the right to a frutiful and incredibly beneficial relationship for hundreds of years. We allowed short-sightedness and self interest block the obvious, that these two nations have a great deal in common and a great deal to offer each other. Already commentators in the CDI nations have put it down to rogue states join, I won't argue with that. We were marginalised by those nations and we found our potentional in cooperation in the fringes of the CDI's perception of Pardes, today will be a good day for both nations as we prepare to work out and lay the foundations for a lasting friendly relationship".

According to some officials from both governments, a trade deal worth $81 billion is being proposed, yet talks before today have taken place, working out the finer details of the deal. One confirmed deal is a joint purchase of a Baharaqi natural gas field contract, which will see equal profits to both companies; TETRU Energy and Zapatero Industries.

An education exchange is also being discussed to further expand ties through learning from one another in different sectors, including business approaches, economics, politics and of course religion. An estimated 5,000 students will be exchanged to learn from each other.

Tomorrow the Emperor will visit various Rodarian factories and will spend tommorrow afternoon and evening in Braila with his wife for cultural exploration.

PRRB's Augustia Ceausescu contributed to this report.



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Foreign Ministry: Extra Ground Troops "Needed For Stability" With Ongoing Drakkar Troubles
February 3rd, 2014 | By Justin Hastings (jhastings@aij.org) (AIJ) | 7:36am EDT

EBONAERVON, Empire of Italia — The Imperial War Ministry announced today that a three-month expansion of the barracks component of the Fort Vernsky Naval Base, home of the Imperial Navy's 5th Fleet, on the western shore of the Itailian home islands, is now complete. The base's security went from a regiment of Imperial Marines to hold over 20,000 troops, ferried over as sections of the barracks expansion were completed.

The project was launched in early December after the coup d'etat in Rodarion to beef up force projection in a key Northwest Pardesi ally. Between December 12th, 2013 and finishing today, the naval base saw frenzied construction as new, prefabricated barrack structures were erected on vacant space in within the base's perimeter. Starting around December 24th, regiment-sized units of Marines and Imperial Army troops were being shipped over every week. Today marks the last unit to arrive - the 12th Imperial Marine Regiment.

Activities at the base have been chaotic as commanders established logistical procedures to accommodate the small army of 20,000 additional Marines and Army soldiers deployed to the base. The Army units are confirmed to be a mix of light infantry and mechanized forces, in addition to several artillery and light armored units consisting of primarily Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

The War and Foreign Ministries released a joint press release calling the base expansion and deployment of combat ground troops "needed for stability in the Empire of Itailia, which is undergoing severe civil disorder and escalation of border tensions with the Papal Republic [of Rodarion]." Both ministries declined further inquiries for comment on the move.

Public Supports Itailia In Ongoing Rodar-Itailian Tensions

A Callas College Surveys, Inc., poll out on Friday showed that a strong 71% of Belhavians back supporting the Twin Amanitte Empire versus 23% that support Rodarion. A mere 6% reported to be undecided or indifferent.

"This isn't terribly surprising," Callas College Surveys executive director David Levan noted in a press release, "Itailia has long been a key ally of the Empire's, and our two countries have close cultural, economic, and political ties. The southeastern shores of Itailia are a favorite vacation spot for Belhavian tourists, and many Itailians visit Belhavia for its bustling northern cities and expeditions to the polar south.

"Rodarion has some support among New Belhavia's small Catholic populations," he added, "though recent anti-Semitic rhetoric out of Romula has alienated its support in the Empire, even among the Catholic community, who despise anti-Semitism as much as their majority Jewish neighbors do."

Force Projection Strategy "Makes Sense," Military Experts Agree

"If things go south in Itailia between these Catholic insurgents [around Drakkar] and Itailian authorities, or if Rodarion follows through on its pointed threats and invades Itailia, having two divisions' worth of ground troops nearby is a smart move," retired Army four-star general and former Freeport Military Academy small-arms tactics instructor Benjamin Adin opined over a phone interview. "I would have liked to see more armor and air power, but its a decent start if hostilities erupt into a full-on war or if the insurgency grows deeper into Itailia."

A War Ministry official close to the base expansion plans who asked to speak anonymously agreed with Adin's remarks. "He hit the nail on the head, as they say." The official elaborated. "The Imperial military command is keeping a close eye on that part of the Western Continent. If our allies in Ebonaervon need us, we have a 'down payment' worth of ground forces and warships on-site to provide support to our Itailian allies."

Justin Hastings reported from Provisa, N.B. None of these organizations are associated with the AIJ, and all opinions and personal views in the article do not reflect the viewpoints of the AIJ or their employees.


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February 3rd, 2014 | 23.48 PM PCT | înregistrate| By: Ion Dragescu


Approximately an hour ago, the National Electoral Office declared the referendum a success for the 'Yes' vote and by result the government. At 5.30am this morning, polling stations were opened across the country as the Rodarian people were asked, "Do you believe the Ecclesiastical Security Commission is the right institution to lead the nation?" 81% of those who voted, crossed the yes box, 19% voted no. Turnout was recorded at 83% of the electorate, down 6% from the general election held last year under the disgraced Alexandrescu administration. With 2.28 billion votes for yes, the Ecclesiastical Security Commission has declared today's referendum the great decision made by the Rodarian people in decades.

Reports of disturbances at polling stations were denied by Police who were deployed in large numbers in an effort to deter actions by a small minority of dissidents loyal to foreign powers and machinations. However we can confirm that 324 people were arrested nationwide for disrupting the democratic practice, this follows mass arrests of dissident leaders and illegal activists, who have been campaigning on uncensored social media websites and blogs, for a boycott of the referendum. A further 2,100 people were given warnings to avoid becoming involved in dissident activities, of which most obided.

The State President gave a statement to reporters outside Sister Mariana Hospital in Romulă, after his second daughter gave birth to her first child, this is the State President's second grandchild.

"I'd like to say thank you to all the people of Rodarion who gave not just me, but the entire ESC their support and trust. Today is a good day for me personally, with the birth of my second grandaughter. I speak on behalf of the entire ESC when I vow to continue the hard work and effort we intend to carry on with, when leading this great nation further into the future, more prosperous and more secure than ever. At last, the people of Rodarion can have the secure government they deserve, God bless you all", the State President said.

The Holy Father congratulated the ESC during a special ceremony at the Vatican, due to the birth of his grandchild, the State President was absent, but the Deputy State President stated that the event was an 'enjoyable celebration of the Rodarian people speaking up for what they deserve and want, now we can on knowing we have a mandate from the greatest people on earth".




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January 10th, 2014 | 23.48 PM PCT | înregistrate| By: Nicolae Eliade


The Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security has announced that a new Air Defence Identification Zone has been established over much of the Sea of Orlessia officially this morning. According to the statement, all aircraft not Rodarian will be expected to abide by several rules and regulations when entering the ADIZ. The Ministry stated that the intention of the ADIZ is to 'ensure the sovereignty and security of Rodarian airspace from foreign spy aircraft or provocative patrols by hostile aircraft', many commentators have recognised that the new measure is possibly another step taken by the Papal Republic to deal with growing numbers of incursions by Itailian aircraft, last week two RE-7 fighter bombers of the Papal Air Force intercepted an Itailian spyplane which entered the country's airspace, they escorted it back into international airspace within 10 minutes.

The Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security did detail the rules that any aircraft that is not Rodarian, be it civilian or military, regardless of destination must follow:

- Identification of flight plan. Any aircraft in the zone must report its flight plan to Rodarion's Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Civil Aviation Administration.

- Radio identification. Aircraft in the zone must maintain two-way radio communication and respond in a timely and accurate manner to inquiries

- Responder identification. Any aircraft with an Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System transponder must keep it on during the aircraft's time in the zone
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Map showing the ADIZ

- Sign identification. Any aircraft in the zone must display insignia indicating its nationality and registration clearly, in accordance with international treaties

- Aircraft in the zone should follow instructions. The Rodarian military will adopt "emergency defensive measures" in response to aircraft that refuse to follow the instructions.

The rules came into effect from 23.00pm this evening.

The Papal Air Force and Papal Navy have both confirmed that they will cooperate to enforce the rules of the ADIZ and the 'emergency defensive measures' woud be taken without reconsideration or hesitation. The Papal Air Force has allocated 12 bases along the eastern coast for enforcing the ADIZ alone, with over 210 long range aircraft on offer, it is very likely no rules will be broken. Commentators in Rodarion and abroad have become divided over the reasons for the ADIZ. Most Rodarian commentators have pointed to the growing incursions by aircraft belonging to CDI militaries, whilst foreign commentators have stated their opinion being that the ADIZ is a way of denying neighbouring nations the right to navigate over the Sea of Orlessia in light of dangerous tensions between Rodarion and the CDI.

Deputy Minister for Defence and Homeland Security, Ecaterina Andronescu gave this statement, "The new ADIZ is a necessary measure taken by this government to ensure that our airspace remains protected against illegal and unwarranted breaches by aircraft of foreign militaries who, over the past few months have shown intolerable passive aggressive tendancies towards the Papal Republic. The ADIZ is necessary to not only ensure security on the Sea of Orlessia but also ensure the security of peace itself, to avoid any unecessary incidents that may occur as a result of illegal incursions into our sovereign airspace".

The Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security also denounced the recent news of the Belhavian Naval base in Itailia being expanded, the Deputy Minister also commented, "The New Belhavian Government is acting completely inappropriately, it is militarising an already dangerous situation and promoting mistrust and bad discord between nations. It is clear from the country's actions that it supports the existence of the current regime in Ebonaevron which is responsible for the worst genocide on Christians in centuries, we may remind the New Belhavians that the situation is tense and the likelyhood of a serious incident occurring between themselves and this Papal Republic or anyone else for that matter is high. We recommend the New Belhavians to revaluate their position regarding Itailia, less they wish to repeat the mistakes of history such as being a member of the Anti-Communism Alliance, which adopted a neo-liberal approach much similar to the CDI."

Support for the ADIZ on social media has been strong, with many Rodarians supporting the move, albeit through more nationalist tones than those of protection of the country's airspace.

PRRB's Nicolae Eliade contributed to this report.



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Highgate, Orlessia - In a stunning turn of events, following a emergency closed doors session of both houses of Parliament, Prime Minister North announces a stunning new policy in light of the tensions across the Sea on the main continent.

Following the late afternoon announcement from the Papal Republic about a new Air Defense Identification Zone, which curiously intrudes on Orlessian maritime borders by at least five miles, the Prime Minister called for a sudden emergency session of Parliament which is still in recess for the winter break and not due to reconvene until the middle of the month. The session lasted until about nine o clock in the evening local time before the Speaker of the Commons made a brief announcement that the Prime Minister would be addressing the press in an hour outside his office at 10 Lionsgate.

The Prime Minister looked incredibly solemn as he read the following statement just outside the gated entrance to his office, members of his Cabinet and fellow MP's standing at this sides " My fellow Orlessians, it is with a heavy heart, but a strong spirit that I come to you today. Our friends and fellow brothers and sisters under God across the pond, the Papal Republic, have continued in their ways of agression against the Empire of Itailia and have plunged that whole continent into chaos, and now they seek to do the same to our Kingdom, announcing a highly offensive new air defense identification zone, which not only completely destroys the freedom of travel and movement in the Sea of Orlessia, but also intrudes on our maritime borders by approximately seven miles.

I say this to you now, we have no stake in this war they are brewing on the continent, and I have no intentions of getting involved in it, nor will I allow any state, Rodarion or not, to misuse our lands for war time actions. Therefore, effective immediately and with the full support of Parliament and His Majesty, I am announcing a policy of neutrality towards any acts of aggression on the continent. Orlesssia will not commit herself military, financially or politically to the conflicts and all sovereign Orlessian soil will not be used for defensive or offensive actions. To enforce this effect, I have ordered the full deployment of the Royal Navy who will immediately begin patrolling our legally recognized maritime borders to ensure the freedom of movement and travel and any actions taken to obstruct them will be met and responded to with full force. Additionally, His Majesty's 6th Regiment of Foot has been deployed to the Rodarion joint forces base and other foreign military bases to ensure that they are not used for any military actions. If they are, they will be responded to with the full weight of the Kingdom. Many will view this as an act of agression, but I say nay to them, we are simply ensuring we are not pulled into a war we do not wish; and I warn you all; do not test us.

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February 4th, 2014 | By Ross Silverman (rsilverman@provisainsider.com) | 10:22 PM EDT |

PROVISA, New Belhavia — War Minister Jan Argan hit back today against remarks made by Rodarian Deputy Minister for Defence and Homeland Security Ecaterina Andronescu yesterday after the Papal Republic unveiled its new ADIZ - Air Defense Identification Zone - policy in the Sea of Orlessia. Addressing senior naval officers of the Imperial Navy's 5th Fleet - stationed in the Itailian Home Islands - the War Minister, himself a former five-star Imperial Army general, slammed Deputy Minister Andronescu's comments as "completely asinine and off-base...[and] so patently false it's laughable." This elicited laughter from his audience. "The only 'militarizing' actions are being undertaken by Rodarian forces," pausing to add, "the promotion of, as Minister Andronescu said, 'mistrust and bad discord' is a distinct Rodarian geopolitical specialty...we in New Belhavia have no wish to usurp the Papal Republic's profoundly unique ability to cause strife, bad blood, and antipathy among nations in Pardes."

He continued to lambast the latest Rodarian action, calling the ADIZ policy "blatantly illegal and in violation of every international convention, accord, and custom to the freedom of international waters. It's clear that the Papal Republic believes it can unilaterally declare international waters - in this case, whole sections of the Sea of Orlessia - under its exclusive military control and attempt to restrict the legitimate, free flow of air travel by civilian and military aircraft over such maritime territory. That position is untenable, categorically illegitimate, [and] won't be acknowledged by the Empire of New Belhavia."

He concluded by announcing a new red line in Imperial policy, saying, "The Imperial Government refuses to recognize such an illegal policy, and we wholeheartedly support the High Kingdom of Orlessia's Policy of Neutral announced yesterday. If we choose to fly military aircraft in international waters [over the Sea of Orlessia], we have the sovereign right to do so - and any attempt by Rodarian authorities to restrict such activities is a provocative, unjustifiable attack...if that occurs, we will utilize our natural, God-given right to self-defense to shoot down any ordinance or fighter craft who attempt to fire upon Imperial military aircraft. The Papal Republic has been warned. Other nations may tolerate their incessant grandstanding, but we certainly won't."

War Ministry in Provisa Confirms New Red Line

A spokesman for the Imperial War Ministry in Provisa confirmed Argan's remarks, responding that "everything the War Minister has said is standing Imperial policy set by the Goldman administration. The Empire does not tolerate rogue states disrupting the rule of law, nor dictating to nations in Free Pardes what they may or may not do in international bodies of water that have well-defined, universally agreed-upon rules for how to conduct civilized behavior."

Senator Adrian Kalian (C-West Dakos), chairman of the Imperial Senate Foreign Relations Committee, gave a press conference today praising "the Goldman administration's tough stand against this outrageous violation of civilized rules governing common spaces. For too long, the Rodarian government has shoved its way into the international spotlight by engaging in strongman theatrics...I find it particularly ironic that its Rodarian authorities - not our august Empire - engaging in militarizing and chaos-creating behavior. No intelligent human being could actually believe such overt falsehoods coming out of Romula."

Some regional analysts believe that President Goldman and the Provisa establishment are pushing back hard because of the reversal of relations between Belhavia and Rodarion. While never overly friendly, both governments had cordial relations for years. That changed with the coup d'etat on December 9th that brought a hardline military-led regime to power, which began to escalate bellicose actions towards the Central Defense Initiative (C.D.I.) organization - particularly, its C.D.I. neighbor the Empire of Itailia. When President Goldman urged calm in the rising tensions, the Romula government retorted in clear hostility and engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric - angering a shell-shocked Provisa establishment.

Even embattled Senator James Gulden (C-Raffen), the most vocal pro-Rodarion elected official, refused to respond to press inquiries, repeatedly shouting "no comment" as he was swarmed by journalists leaving the Capital building.

Ross Silverman reported from Provisa, N.B. None of these organizations are associated with the Kalian Median Group, and all opinions and personal views in the article do not reflect the viewpoints of the KMG or their employees.


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The Foreign Minister has quickly responded to a provocative statement given by the Belhavian 'War' Minister, who visited the Belhavian 5th fleet based in Itailia. The 'War' Minister gave a typical aggressive statement aimed at the Papal Republic, which appears to be the running culture of rhetoric from the isolated upstart state. "The only 'militarizing' actions are being undertaken by Rodarian forces," pausing to add, "the promotion of, as Minister Andronescu said, 'mistrust and bad discord' is a distinct Rodarian geopolitical specialty...we in New Belhavia have no wish to usurp the Papal Republic's profoundly unique ability to cause strife, bad blood, and antipathy among nations in Pardes." He said to naval commanders on his visit, the Foreign Minister responded in a timely fashion, warning New Belhavia "to stay out of issues that transcend its position within Pardes."

The Provisa media outlet stated that the December 9th Operation that brought the Ecclessiastical Security Commission to government, brought to government a hardline military regime, yet its picture of the 'War' Minister, showed him dressed in a naval officer's uniform, it would appear that New Belhavia sees it correct to criticise others for what itself does, perhaps they feel safe with a neo-liberal military man running their armed forces, rather than a unbiased civilian. 'Let he without sin, cast first stone' doesn't ring any truths in Belhavia clearly.

Speaking to reporters late last night, the Foreign Minister slammed the 'War' Minister's speech. "The speech given by the so aptly called War Minister, shows without a shadow of a doubt that the Empire of New Belhavia is reading from the Central Defence Initiative's script, New Belhavia sounds much more like the lackeys of the CDI each time they present their opinions and thoughts. I would also remind the Empire of New Belhavia that every nation, including themselves has the right to pursue policies that ensure the defence of one's own sovereign state. The ADIZ is an unfortunate but necessary policy to protect the sovereign airspace of this country from hostile states. I would also recommend to the War Minister, to make sure that New Belhavia keeps out of situations that transcend its position within Pardes".

Opinion of the Jewish state has dropped dramatically over recent weeks, as the country continues to show unrelenting support for the murderous regimes in Ebonaevron, Father Anton Malaxa, the prominent popular figure, stated, "Alas, the sons of David have fallen to the poisonous lies and promises of the Apostate". The nationalist newspaper, National Express is to print a story on the ADIZ tomorrow, with one section saying, "Lets pray that the Belhavians follow their arrogance and take a stroll into the ADIZ, we'll show them how serious we really are".

The Foreign Minister went on to criticise the 'War' Minister's statement regarding the god given right to travel through the Sea of Orlessia. "The Papal Republic would urge the Belhavian Government to not fall victim to hubris and conduct activities that would breach the ADIZ, we would also ask them to give into reason and accept that the Papal Air Force would only enforce the ADIZ with force in the correct circumstances, should the Belhavians give into hubris and breach the ADIZ and respond violently to any peaceful interception by patrolling aircraft, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that Belhavia never commits to such a crime again. It is also somewhat concerning that the Belhavians are using a neo-liberal military man to announce policies relating to foreign affairs, that says much more about Belhavia's warmongering and aggressive rhetoric than its government, which is clearly ignorant of the present, past and reality".

Deputy State President Flaverescu, said on twitter, "#EliGoldman is clearly a disgraced prime minister, using the situation in Itailia to improve his image before mid-term elections, how pathetic".

The Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security also released a statement, saying "any breach of the ADIZ will be dealt with according to the rules of the ADIZ Policy, all aircraft albeit the ones belonging to exempt states, will be dealt with, if the intruding aircraft react aggressively, they will be shot down".

Rabbi Yitzhak Rabin, head of the Papal Republic's National Jewish Council (NJC) and de facto leader of the country's 43.4 million Jews spoke out against the 'rattled attitude in Belhavia'. "According to New Belhavia, this country is anti-Semitic, I think you'll find that is incorrect, the Jews of Rodarion are healthy, prosperous and welcomed in all corners of this country, we have the same rights and freedoms as every Rodarian citizen and we are proud to be Rodarian, I wouldn't be surprised if they accuse me and every Rodarian Jew of not being Jewish enough". Rabbi Rabin has weekly meetings with his Holiness Pope Pius III and the two are close friends and have been for the past 23 years.

Foreign Minister Stanca finished her statement with a sense of great clarity, "these words, come from an upstart state that appears to play the double game. Only last year it was a member of the Anti-Communism Alliance and now its nothing more than an unofficial member of the CDI, President Goldman and his administration is nothing but weak, weak, weak. Let them become lackeys to the CDI, let them be ruled by arrogance and ignorance, let them sing the same tune as the Western Confederation, let them brand countries rogue without any thought or consideration for that state, arrogant, arrogant, arrogant".

The Papal Air Force is to increase its daily patrols of the ADIZ.


PRRB's Romulus Popescu contributed to this report.



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(CCN) - The days of civil war are in the past but what does the new generation, exposed to mass media and technological advances, think of the ideology? "We all know these are the children of a generation that was raised with the notion 'Citizenism is bad'." Says Abdul Hamdani, an Akebadi-born Westerner, who immigrated to the State of Viridia at the age of 17. Now, almost 40 years later, he is a professor at the Franklin University and author of the book "Citizenism, convenience or inconvenience?". The question, for everyone believed to be one of the most sensitive, "is not so sensitive anymore." Claims Hamdani. Many scholars and analysts believe that Citizenism, especially amongst the youth and in the working class, is on the rise. Compared to 20 years ago, "where Citizenism was unheard of".

Citizenism is defined as a populist ideology advocating social-libertarianism and minarchist rule while eliminating elements of authoritarianism. “This, aside from the latter, had nothing to do with the CRW [Citizenist Republic of the West] regime. The CRW was de facto based on an authoritarian system itself so in essence it was utmost counterproductive.” Hamdani states in his book that people have made the distinction between the CRW (which lasted from 1900-1945) and the ideology written down in Marcus Yohannes’ Civium Credutalis, that is Citizenism. Citizenism, like communism is outlawed in the states, "but that doesn’t mean the mindset is gone".

According to DWIA at least 30 million non-combatants were killed directly or indirectly by the hands of the CRW over a 50-year period. This was due to the Loyalty Classification Act in 1905 that marked “undesirables” as inferior and started a nationwide prosecution of said ‘undesirables’. A majority of which were people designated by the CSA (Citizens' Security Agency) and later sent to extermination camps. “This clashes with the original concept ‘undesirables’ in Yohannes’ book which elaborates that undesirables are people of the aristocratic and bureaucratic elite and that they should be avoided, yet it never endorsed a systematic eradication of the social elites, leave alone 30 million people of different social backgrounds. People have come to realize this.”

A majority of secondary school pupils have gotten into the theory. Despite the teachings that de facto criticize the ideology, a controversial survey of SchoolMe held in a variety of high schools in the State of Kensington indicated a majority (37%) still being in favour of the original concept of Citizenism. Followed by Social Liberalism (33%) and Neo-Liberalism (19%). Hamdani explains; “People are nowadays continually pressured by domestic demagogues giving people the vibe that everything apart from democracy is wrong. It’s simply a populist tactic. And In reality this is not the case. However younger people, especially in the lower class, are the more vulnerable to these exploitations."

Juvenile-delinquency and economic inequality are likewise on the rise in the Confederal States. Not to speak of the unemployment in the states. Unemployment rate as of the Liberty Sq. Crash was the highest since 1922, this month's change in non-farm payrolls are likewise "not giving a bright picture", says economist Gordon Lumbeck. Prisoners play a major role. “Every prison in the Confederal States is divided between gangs, you got the Neo-JttGC, Black-Power separatists, Zionist radicals and finally neo-Citizenists. The neo-Citizenists are on the rise, and that goes without much hesitation as far as the inmates are concerned, seeing as other groups are flared with racism and bigotry. This picture starts to resemble the same outside of Western prisons." Is Citizenism nowadays convenient or inconvenient? You decide.

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High Admiral Steingrímur stressed that it was indeed a part of the Estovakivan Federation`s snap-drills as to test large parts of its military-machine and that similar exercises will happen quite often in the following years, including live-fire exercises by the Federation navy as well as many arms within the Federation Armed Forces.

"Indeed, such exercises will be quite frequent from now on as we seek to increase the combat ability and response time of our Naval-forces as well as long-range strategic maritime aviation in the event that we must take action to defend our sacred homeland and if we see bad results we will continue to improve until such errors has been removed or been dealt with”


It is reported that the combined arms exercise will consist of several-naval groups such as carrier task-groups and of course submarines, supported by the long-range maritime aviation, from bases located at the Velesiya-island chain and from Estovakiva itself.


High Admiral Steingrímur when asked about the rumors regarding Estovakivan Aircrafts being now allowed to land and refuel at the Belfrasian island Laesico he could only smile as he replied “the Belfrasians has humbly accepted our request to use the airbases at Laescio for refueling purposes only, something which we are indeed quite gratuitous for and we do certainly this will seek to improve the relations between Estovakiva and Belfras even further in the future”



This means Long Range Maritime Aviation as well as standard Naval aviation and units of the Estovakivan Federation Navy such as elements of Warfleet Jörmungandr being deployed to northeren Pardesian waters which deploys several dozen of ships and submarine along with assosciated escorts to be used in perhaps one of the largest exsersices announced so far.


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Highgate, Orlessia - In yet another yet interesting bulletin from the Royal Navy's Admiralty, which issued dozens of press releases over the last four and five days since the announcement of the Policy of Neutrality, the Royal Navy announced the deployment of the 5th Battle Group, the largest battle group in the Navy, to international waters in the Sea of Orlessia, waters that are also claimed in the latest Rodarion ADIZ, which Prime Minister North indirectly lambasted earlier in the week.

The deployment of the 5th Battle Group is interesting because it is the largest Battle Group in the entire Navy; formed in 2005, it consists of a single Dreadnought as the flagship, the H.M.S. Othyrs a Oerico-class dreadnought, and is accompanied by no less then four Gallecia-class battleships, H.M.S. Gallecia among them, five Lord-class Heavy Guided Missile Cruisers and seven Vickers-class Guided Missile Destroyer. There is also rumored to be no less then four Sterling-class Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarines with the Battle Group, but the Admiralty refuses to confirm. There is also the H.M.S. Langely, an Emmerian carrier purchased three years ago, which was attached to the Battle Group with it's escort of three Lord-class Heavy Cruisers. Reportedly, the Battle Group will be performing aerial and naval exercises designed to test their combat readiness and it's already been indirectly mentioned that the Group, under the command of Rear Admiral Lily, will not respect the guidelines of the new Rodarion ADIZ.

In addition to the announcement of BG 5's deployment, the Royal Navy also confirmed that the Navy is almost completed the full mobilization order issued by the Prime Minister on Monday, with the only remaining ships waiting to be mobilized is the H.M.S. Draconia, an older Yorktown-class battleship, which was placed in reserve five years ago, along with a number of older cruisers and other smaller escorts. H.M.S. Glory and Ardent, two other Emmerian carriers, were also recently activated this week and are expected to complete sea trials by Valentine's Day.

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ANTIYTIA, Anikatia — Niklas Bykov has defended Anikatia’s arms sale of high tech fighter aircraft to Papal Republic of Rodarion. The sale comes at an unusual time as regional tensions have risen to an all time high as Rodarion government has just announced a Air Defence Identification Zone that extends into the sovereign territory Orlessia.

On Thursday, the Anikatian president told a news conference that Anikatia did not want to upset the military balance within the region, but stated firmly that all arms sales were in line with international law. "What we've supplied to other countries in the region, won't affect the balance of power in the region," Bykov said at a news conference.

Bykov of the Anikatian United party has been pushing the nation towards a more deregulated free market economy. He has played down any political motives for the sale stating “it’s just good business.” However the opposition parties have claim the deal is politically motivated as part of a move for closer ties with the Papal Republic.

The deal consisting of advanced variants of the Ay-05 fighter aircraft. Which are expected to be on their way according to a military source, however Anikatian foreign ministry has been reluctant to discuss the precise details or time frame for the deliveries. The deputy foreign minister, Iva Lagueux cited commercial confidentiality. But stated "All the agreements between Anikatia and Rodarion over arms supply are underway."

If these reports are accurate it is expected the aircraft could already flying within the Papal Republic’s controversial Air Defence Identification Zone. According to Isaac Yevseyev the Chief Executive Officer of ANIKTEC the state run arms supplier, the deal over $10 billion worth of arms. Yevseyev was clear to state that all sales conducted by the corporation were inline with with all domestic and international laws.

Yevseyev said a $830 million arms contract Anikatia signed with United Republic of Emmeria remains intact despite the diplomatic war CDI member Emmeria and Rodarion were involved in last year, when a suspected Emmerian spy drone was shot down in Rodarion territory.



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Another misstep by the Bykov government, this really is a most gutless pack of sellouts

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DANLIO ZVER · 2 hours ago
The last thing this region needs is more arms. While the Ay-05 is a formidable aircraft, it can be defeated and I am sure it won’t deter the CDI

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Rodarion needs these weapons to protect its sovereign air space which is continually invaded by UR Drones which are illegally operating in contempt of international law.

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Shock and disbelief reigned today, as several high profile members of the party and central government were arrested on charges of treason and corruption. Charges that in light of recent revelations proved to be largely substantiated by the facts.

Representative Arayan Mazet, a prominent business owners and shareholder in the automobile and high tech industry and representative in the corporate counsel along with several others active in stock exchanges, investment banking and finance were arrested. According to the legal officials, the men are accused of among other things of plotting to undermine a number of state functions vital to the central government, including multiple department of the ministry of economics. Suppressing local labour organizers, price manipulating and manipulating the state apparatus to create unfair competition in their favour. This includes bribery of other officials, black mail, extortion and colluding with organized crime. They have also been implicated in a plot to overthrow the supreme counsel through a coup and are potentially involved in the recent murders of several higher up party Union members.

Department of Internal Security spokesperson, Radezai Kamal has stated to TCTV that these finding are likely to be only the tip of the iceberg, and that a party wide investigation will be launched to find and uncover more associates and other anti-socials or saboteurs involved this. As for those currently arrested, they can face at least 50 years re-education or capital punishment.

“It is disheartening to discover that people you thought were your brothers, people whom other depended on for leadership and example, had stooped to such a level of anti-social behaviour. Sabotage, whether political, social or economical is unacceptable. It harms everyone and undermines the very founding principles of our Union. Still it a good reminder to all of us that we cannot turn a blind eye, constant vigil is needed counter effects anti-social elements in society.”

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Some ships of the Fleet of Righteous Interdiction as it was deployed this morning to the Sea of Orlessia

February 8th, 2014 | 12.33 PM PCT | înregistrate| By: Nicolai Eliade


According to the Ministry of Defence and Homeland Security's website, the Fleet of Righteous Interdiction, the largest and principle carrier group of the Papal Navy has been deployed in full strength to the Sea of Orlessia, this comes days after the Fleet of Christian Fury was deployed to the Gulf of Celes, Fleet Archangel was deployed for a three week patrol in the Central Ocean to 'observe and study the nature of the trade routes, to best ensure the protection of Rodarian trade'. The deployment of the Papal Navy's prized top fleet, came as the Foreign Ministry unleashed further warnings against nations and Orlessia included; to not breach the rules of the ADIZ.

The Fleet of Righteous Interdiction is one of the largest individual fleets in Pardes, with 22 aircraft carriers (both Virtue and Archangel class), 85 cruisers, two arsenal ships, over 250 destroyers and 148 frigates and finally up to 65 submarines of various types. The fleet also has 27 support ships for logistics and mid-journey refuelling, the FORI (as its acronym says) is tasked to enforce the ADIZ from the sea itself, the fleet will dispatch small patrol groups to watch the edge of the ADIZ and to intercept any ominious fleets from certain states. The aircraft carriers will be launching constant air patrols in which is the largest naval deployment by the Papal Republic in decades.

The MoDaHS spokesman, Nicolai Antoneșcu gave this statement earlier today. “As a sovereign state, Rodarion is fully entitled to take any measures it sees fit as regards air security, including the establishment of an air-defense identification zone, to safeguard national security,” calling foreign comments on the issue “irresponsible and provocative". The Spokesman also criticised the Orlessian move to reject the validity of the ADIZ and breaching their early declaration of neutrality. "It is difficult to ascertain the level of contradiction that is moving westward upon the Sea of Orlessia, the Orlessian decision to be provocative is unfortunate and unecessary, they have been informed that Orlessian civilian aircraft are exempt from the ADIZ's rules as are aircraft belonging to the Hegemonic Union. As long as the Orlessians refrain from further irresponsible behaviour, they will be left alone".

The head of the Papal Navy, Admiral Vladu Corlățean gave a speech last night, whilst speaking to dockworkers in Brălia. "The Papal Navy today is a powerful, modern formidable force that came only into being because of your work, your loyalty to the great cause of building this country a navy to be proud of. Be rest assured, you and all that the Papal Navy will deliver lasting security of the country's sovereign airspace and waters against those who would discard our country's right to sovereignty. I personally do not wish to see nations breach the ADIZ, for they will learn the concequences, but it would be wise for some nations to do so, thus learn the errors of their judgement and underestimation of our great country and its resolve".

The Papal Navy continues to grow at a rapid pace, with six new Crusader class destroyers launched last month and a further six to be launched this year. The MoDaHS stated that the nation's military shipbuilding capabilities were unmatched in Pardes and heralds the high quality work done by the country's shipbuilders. Senior strategic analyst, Professor Ion Ioneșcu said, "the recent assertion of the Papal Republic's strength into the Sea of Orlessia is really unprecedented, the country has always operated a limited confrontation policy, but the ESC has unleashed a greater sense of national pride and confidence to enforce the country's interests and that has rattled the CDI and its associates".

PRRB's Nicolai Eliade contributed to this report.



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