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Brique Island Declares Peace

Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:47 am

The People of Brique Island, seeing the many and frequent wars and conflicts going on has taken the step to unanimously and magnanimously declare peace on everybody. While we do not expect the more warlike among you to actually listen to reason to the words of peace and personhood, we have taken the steps of completely disbanding our military, unilateral disarmament, to serve as an example of how nations should interact.

peace is the way, and sharing is the result.

For a better world!
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Ryouese Black Islands » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:01 pm

Brique Island wrote:The People of Brique Island, seeing the many and frequent wars and conflicts going on has taken the step to unanimously and magnanimously declare peace on everybody. While we do not expect the more warlike among you to actually listen to reason to the words of peace and personhood, we have taken the steps of completely disbanding our military, unilateral disarmament, to serve as an example of how nations should interact.

peace is the way, and sharing is the result.

For a better world!


To: the people who are smoking that funny Weed and are called The leaders of Brique Island
From Empress Kanna, Empress of The Ryouese, Queen of The Caribbean, Queen of Spain and France, Queen of Ryouese America, Countess of West Africa, Queen of Thailand and Queen of Alaska-Hyperborea.

You do know you just put on a sign saying "ATTACK ME!" right? many of the more Imperialist Nations will come for you and take you over with out firing a shot. If you want to disarm, fine for you......see you when you get annexed by some Empire.
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Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:02 pm

We shall be hosting a "Let peace Be What You Want" seminar soon. All national leaders who wish to learn the ways of peace are encouraged to attend. Peace brings prosperity, war brings a mess.
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:05 pm

Ryouese Black Islands wrote:
Brique Island wrote:The People of Brique Island, seeing the many and frequent wars and conflicts going on has taken the step to unanimously and magnanimously declare peace on everybody. While we do not expect the more warlike among you to actually listen to reason to the words of peace and personhood, we have taken the steps of completely disbanding our military, unilateral disarmament, to serve as an example of how nations should interact.

peace is the way, and sharing is the result.

For a better world!


To: the people who are smoking that funny Weed and are called The leaders of Brique Island
From Empress Kanna, Empress of The Ryouese, Queen of The Caribbean, Queen of Spain and France, Queen of Ryouese America, Countess of West Africa, Queen of Thailand and Queen of Alaska-Hyperborea.

You do know you just put on a sign saying "ATTACK ME!" right? many of the more Imperialist Nations will come for you and take you over with out firing a shot. If you want to disarm, fine for you......see you when you get annexed by some Empire.


We feel sorrow for those who scoff at the ways of peaceful coexistance and who threaten military solutions to an issue not even at hand. We can see no reason for any militaristic empire to feel threatened enough to invade as we wish to only live in peace and harmony with everybody regardless of their politics and to trade goods, stories and laughter with the world.

May the Peace of the Eternal be with you in your quest for truth.
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Free Hawaii » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:08 pm

Ryouese Black Islands wrote:
Brique Island wrote:The People of Brique Island, seeing the many and frequent wars and conflicts going on has taken the step to unanimously and magnanimously declare peace on everybody. While we do not expect the more warlike among you to actually listen to reason to the words of peace and personhood, we have taken the steps of completely disbanding our military, unilateral disarmament, to serve as an example of how nations should interact.

peace is the way, and sharing is the result.

For a better world!


To: the people who are smoking that funny Weed and are called The leaders of Brique Island
From Empress Kanna, Empress of The Ryouese, Queen of The Caribbean, Queen of Spain and France, Queen of Ryouese America, Countess of West Africa, Queen of Thailand and Queen of Alaska-Hyperborea.

You do know you just put on a sign saying "ATTACK ME!" right? many of the more Imperialist Nations will come for you and take you over with out firing a shot. If you want to disarm, fine for you......see you when you get annexed by some Empire.


While we frequently scoff at the ways of our somewhat naive and misguided neighbors, rest assured that we shall defend their nation, whether they like it or not, from all who try to conquer or take advantage of them.
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Postby Agadar » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:08 pm

OOC: Haha oh wow. I love your idealistic attitude but seriously, any real life nation without a standing army would get zergrushed, let alone a nationstates nation. :lol:
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Postby Great Nepal » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:11 pm

Great Nepal wrote:
Great Nepal wrote:
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Peace is Never Cheap ; War will pay the debts


Official diplomatic Communique of the government of Great Nepal
We respect the sovereignty of Brique Island, we Herby welcome this disarmament process. We also would like to inform you that we have good offer for you, which we think you should consider. We offer that we would like to buy all the military equipment that you wish to disarm. We think you would like to consider our offer. Isn't it great that you will receive money for the thing you are going to destroy and also you will save money which is needed to destroy the military equipment.[/b]

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Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:13 pm

Agadar wrote:OOC: Haha oh wow. I love your idealistic attitude but seriously, any real life nation without a standing army would get zergrushed, let alone a nationstates nation. :lol:


OOC: Umm, you may want to check your facts. There are lots of RW nations with no military
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:16 pm

Great Nepal wrote:
Great Nepal wrote:
Great Nepal wrote:
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Peace is Never Cheap ; War will pay the debts


Official diplomatic Communique of the government of Great Nepal
We respect the sovereignty of Brique Island, we Herby welcome this disarmament process. We also would like to inform you that we have good offer for you, which we think you should consider. We offer that we would like to buy all the military equipment that you wish to disarm. We think you would like to consider our offer. Isn't it great that you will receive money for the thing you are going to destroy and also you will save money which is needed to destroy the military equipment.[/b]

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We would, but to sell arms is abhorant to us. The weapons have already been disposed of through recycling them into more peaceful purposes
BRIQUE ISLAND FACTBOOK

A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Manticore Reborn » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:20 pm

Brique Island wrote:The People of Brique Island, seeing the many and frequent wars and conflicts going on has taken the step to unanimously and magnanimously declare peace on everybody. While we do not expect the more warlike among you to actually listen to reason to the words of peace and personhood, we have taken the steps of completely disbanding our military, unilateral disarmament, to serve as an example of how nations should interact.

peace is the way, and sharing is the result.

For a better world!


The Kingdom of Manticore Reborn applauds The People of Brique Island for making this sweeping declaration. The Kingdom of Manticore Reborn is willing to extend Protectorate status to The People of Brique Island. In return, The People of Brique Island will not be liable for any funding of out miltary nor will any other union be recognized as existing between our two governments. The Armed forces of the Kingdom of Manticore Reborn are prepared to move into any vacated military facility located within The People of Brique Island's territory and are ready to humbly accept the responsibility of defending your people.

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Postby Namabia » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:21 pm

Brique Island wrote:The People of Brique Island, seeing the many and frequent wars and conflicts going on has taken the step to unanimously and magnanimously declare peace on everybody. While we do not expect the more warlike among you to actually listen to reason to the words of peace and personhood, we have taken the steps of completely disbanding our military, unilateral disarmament, to serve as an example of how nations should interact.

peace is the way, and sharing is the result.

For a better world!


Peace is ok. But please remember this in the future. You will go through war and strife. Your nation will be oppressed to the point of people killing themselves. But for now your ok. If anyone threatens you let me know.

(I've gone through that war and strife, etc.)
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Postby Agadar » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:22 pm

Brique Island wrote:
Agadar wrote:OOC: Haha oh wow. I love your idealistic attitude but seriously, any real life nation without a standing army would get zergrushed, let alone a nationstates nation. :lol:


OOC: Umm, you may want to check your facts. There are lots of RW nations with no military


Besides the fact that those are all small insignificant nations with no natural resources whatsoever, most if not all of them either have treaties with nations that do have a military, are under the protection of a nation that has a military, or has a small defence force or paramilitary force.
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Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:30 pm

Agadar wrote:
Brique Island wrote:
Agadar wrote:OOC: Haha oh wow. I love your idealistic attitude but seriously, any real life nation without a standing army would get zergrushed, let alone a nationstates nation. :lol:


OOC: Umm, you may want to check your facts. There are lots of RW nations with no military


Besides the fact that those are all small insignificant nations with no natural resources whatsoever, most if not all of them either have treaties with nations that do have a military, are under the protection of a nation that has a military, or has a small defence force or paramilitary force.


OOC: And we RP as a small island nation. Do you have a point other than to tell me we can't do this? Not every NS nation is required to RP as "humongo super empire". If that is all you have to say, we would prefer you not continue the OOC posts, thank you.
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Agadar » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:51 pm

OOC: Hey, it's your nation and your thread. Do whatever you want.
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Postby Kandarin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:04 pm

The Kandarin Federation hears your declaration of peace, and declares peace right back at you. Now that the ultimatum has been made, we are preparing to wage total peace upon you, with all the resources that our mighty nation can bring to bear. Few nations in this world have as great of a peacemaking capacity as we, and we are prepared to exercise it in a peace the likes of which the world has not yet seen. However, we offer you a choice: Shall it be nuclear peace, biological peace, chemical peace, or conventional peace?

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Postby Brique Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:40 pm

Kandarin wrote:The Kandarin Federation hears your declaration of peace, and declares peace right back at you. Now that the ultimatum has been made, we are preparing to wage total peace upon you, with all the resources that our mighty nation can bring to bear. Few nations in this world have as great of a peacemaking capacity as we, and we are prepared to exercise it in a peace the likes of which the world has not yet seen. However, we offer you a choice: Shall it be nuclear peace, biological peace, chemical peace, or conventional peace?

-Rachel Penteleimon, Foreign Minister of the Kandarin Federation


Well, a goodly number of our citizenry may well opt for the "chemical" peace, but overall we believe that biological may be the best for us. We can send many fine biological plant byproducts (exotic fruits, vegetables, rice) as well as many formerly living biological units (fish, shellfish, pork products). We hope that is not too aggressive of us to make such threats with the biological portion.
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Sagatagan » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:23 pm

Agadar wrote:OOC: Haha oh wow. I love your idealistic attitude but seriously, any real life nation without a standing army would get zergrushed, let alone a nationstates nation. :lol:

Costa Rica begs to differ.

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Postby Sebaycia » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:49 pm

We are glad that Brique Island has taken such a firm stance for peaceful relations. While we certainly are not going to go as far as they have by disbanding our military, we do support them in their goal for peace. Who knows, it may be catching!

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Postby Brique Island » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:26 am

Sagatagan wrote:
Agadar wrote:OOC: Haha oh wow. I love your idealistic attitude but seriously, any real life nation without a standing army would get zergrushed, let alone a nationstates nation. :lol:

Costa Rica begs to differ.

The Sagatagans send over 2,000 of their trained civil resistance militia (separate from the armed militia) to train the locals in the praxis and philosophy of civil resisitance, from Thoreau to Satyagraha to Earth First! to MLK.


We thank you for your consideration, but entry visas have been denied for your militia. We do not require instruction in civil resistance, nor do we need eduvcation in anarchism or socialism. We are pacifists, not revolutionaries.
BRIQUE ISLAND FACTBOOK

A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Brique Island » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:33 am

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With prior consent of The Late, Ever Glorious, Imperial Majesty, the most noble and courageous Emperor Nicholas CCCXLVII vorn Sawatsky, son of Emperor Nicholas CCCXLVI vorn Sawatsky, Grandson of Emperor Nicholas CCCXLV Sawatsky, he who bears the holy name of Nick, he who is the sole individual to be addressed Nick, the Holy Name of the Great God Nick Himself, being a Blooded descendent of Nick, May the ground shake and lightning strike upon any heathen that would dare desecrate such, the Great Grandson of the Sun Gods and the Sun Goddess, Through Union with the Great Nick, and born of purity and perfection, Fierce and Brave Defender of Humanity of Civilisation of Enlightenment and of everything worthwhile in the mortal World, Enlightened Emperor of Nicksyllvania, Emperor of Leazus, Emperor of Helman, Emperor of Zeth, Emperor of Japan, Emperor of Jungria, Emperor of the Great North, Emperor of the Western Badlands, Emperor of the Southern Marshes, of Archduke of Dragkon, King of Callasia, Emperor of Razgalth, Subjugator of Mo Quia, Lord of Nicksyllvanian Frenzia, Rightful Lord of Sawatsky, Lord of Nickograd, Lord of Alan, Lord of Ponara, Lord of Wess, Lord of Skale, Lord of Pretilia, Lord of Baranch, Lord of Eass, Lord of Orx, Lord of Saus, Lord of Okku, Lord of Nors, Lord of Mauness, Lord of Puaa, Lord of Ritch, Lord of Parapara, Lord of Hanch, Lord of Zeo, Lord of Redd, Lord of Mland, Lord of Port Ugal, Lord of Lockarth, Lord of Aiss, Lord of Razille, Lord of Kustham, Lord of Honsu, Lord of Gefuteria, Lord of Rogg, Lord of Bolgoz, Lord of Ulazeostok, Lord of Goluk, Lord of Archgrad, Lord of Kosak, Lord of Soodori, Lord of Rozessgrad, Lord of Sibaria, Lord of Pornn, Lord of Foundation, Lord of Pass, Lord of Mikrrograd, Lord of Rangbau, Lord of Porunass, Lord of Lorengrad, Lord of Laborri, Lord of Ikoma, Lord of Warkland, Lord of Addam, Lord of Sabasaba, Lord of Itaria, Lord of Tape, Lord of Oldezeth, Lord of Bath, Lord of Nagarmall, Lord of Mark, Lord of Naggi, Lord of Majik, Lord of Papaiya, Lord of Anissu, Lord of Paritiaon, Lord of Ardense, Lord of Osaka, Lord of Texas, Lord of Kairo, Lord of Ezo, Lord of Nagato, Lord of Kazusa, Lord of Kamilla, Lord of Kessellink, Lord of Keibless, Lord of Kaskadebau, Lord of Sillky, Lord of Nageku, Shwertkudoz and slayer of 262 men, wielder of the Holy Swords, the Demon Sword Kaos, the Holy Sword Nikkou, and the Greatsword of the Empire, Nickiller, purger of a thousand foul beings of Yar-Avrathoham and its false tentacled gods, Great Protector of the Helman Wall and Majino Line, Sacred Knight of Righteousness, Mankinds First Line of Defence against the Vicious Demons that roam underneath, Our Great Fearless Leader, and all around stunningly handsome chap. May his rule be long, and may his enemies crumble. May the demons forever remain underground and suffer along with the devils. May Yar-Avrathoham, He who shouldn't have been named but unfortunately was, suffer for his heresy. May Humanity prosper under the guiding hand of Nick and the Emperor. May the Empire be Eternal. Long Live the Emperor, and should I stutter even once while proclaiming His Majesty's Holy Title, may my head roll upon the Velvet!
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The Greater New Nicksyllvanian Empire respects your administrations decision to disband its military in the interests of peace. While honour and glory can be earned through blood, ceaseless conflicts are only damaging to nations.

Hence we offer full protection to the Brisque island and their administration, in the form of a protectorate agreement. This treaty will include a free trade clause and will also lead to a Nicksyllvanian military base will be established for the defence of your nation against aggressors.

Should you refuse our most generous and sensible treaty, then for the protection of your nation against international aggressors that seek to annex your small nation for their own benefit, we shall instead occupy and safeguard your peoples, and establish a more sensible government.

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We thank you for your consideration, however, we must decline your offer to make us a protectorate or to station military forces on our island. This is indeed very generous of your nation to put this forth. Given the size of our nation though (127 miles x 88 miles) we do not believe that we can give up the arable land required to permit a military installation.

While we are ardent pacifists, we are not naive, and have defense agreements in place with two major powers already and have had our independence guaranteed by another major power.

New Nicksyllvanian citizens, however, are more than welcome to come and avail themselves of our fine tourist facilities and locales.
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A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Postby Free Hawaii » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:40 am

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Brique Island is under our protection already. Unlike some, we do not feel the need to make them a "protectorate", nor do we need to occupy them. Our diplomacy is carried out through negotiation, not threats. We do realize that we are not counted among the "super-powers", but we do have the silent backing of a nation who truly is among that grouping, one who also would look unkindly upon any who try to take advantage of our peaceful neighbors.

Given their proximity to our own nation, we take any threats to them seriously.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:01 am

We find it quite disturbing that so many have begun lining up to take advantage of and/or invade a nation which has done nothing more than declare a desire for peaceful relations. In that light, The Kingdom and Commonwealth would oppose any who try to follow through on their threats, either overt or implied.
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Postby Manticore Reborn » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:13 am

The Kingdom of Manticore Reborn is distressed to find that it's offer of protectorate status to The People of Brique Island has been misconstrued as a threat of military invasion. Our offer was simply to assure The People of Brique Island that they would be defended by a party with no imperialist goals and allowing them to concentrate on those activities they deem of importance.
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Postby Brique Island » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:23 am

Manticore Reborn wrote:The Kingdom of Manticore Reborn is distressed to find that it's offer of protectorate status to The People of Brique Island has been misconstrued as a threat of military invasion. Our offer was simply to assure The People of Brique Island that they would be defended by a party with no imperialist goals and allowing them to concentrate on those activities they deem of importance.


We thank you for your kind offer, however, we must at this time turn down any and all offers of becoming a protectorate of anybody as we have seen how that can sometimes escalate into occupation and colonial status, two options we are loath to try. We have been occupied once before in our history (1882-1927) and did not much enjoy it, so we wish to avoid that again. We believe that our policies of peace, friendship and tourism are sufficient to maintain our independence and security.

OOC: BTW, I'm a huge fan of the Harrington series myself. :D Honor Rocks!
BRIQUE ISLAND FACTBOOK

A note to coffee snobs everywhere - Do we applaud fair-trade, sustainable farmed, shade-grown joe? Sure. Why not? But when we sit down to a cup of coffee in the morning, we are not particularly interested in the blueberry, caramel, or tomato soup nuances a dedicated roaster can coax out of a bean, nor in the intricate ballet of the four-minute pour-over or the Eva Solo flagon. We want coffee that tastes like coffee, and we want it now.

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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Castigonia » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am

Though the Castigonian Empire is, obviously, imperialist, we only invade nations when they threaten us or we feel that we are required to. With your nation, however, we will keep a watchful eye for those who want to try any funny business.

-Thatcher Mayes, Ruler of the Castigonian Empire.
IPPETASP, INTP,SDC, JSA observer
Embassies in: Aldarminia, Andorianus, Branchlandia, Britannia, Grantanata, Hazamaeia, Krsta, Lemonius, Lockswania, Lowell Leber, Mallchir, Mediterreania, New Zepuha, Of the Quendi, Orlkjestad, Osthia, Tarsas,Thurask, Unified Western States, Wadomia, Zeppy.

Colonies: Urelandia, Maruskan, Teotrias, Caltio, Santo Monegro, Kaltinas.

Participated in: Baptism of Fire 39,Friendly Cup 6, World Fair Play Trophy
Champions of: Nothing Yet
2nd Place in: Nothing yet
3rd Place in: Nothing yet

Alert level: 1 2 3 4 5

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