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|1.||The Japan of Arcanda||New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy||“-”|
|2.||The Kingdom of Kingdom of the Unicorn 02||Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives||“Praise Celestia”|
|3.||The City Of Moscow of Liberalina||Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens||“Independence or Death!”|
|4.||The People's Republic of Pyongyang and Seoul||Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens||“Strength and Prosperity ”|
|5.||The United Kingdom of Not Xav||Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy||“Dieu et mon droit”|
|6.||The United Socialist States of United soviet people of socalism||Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy||“Vive la commune”|
|7.||The Federation of Malaya of Concorrdia||Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens||“From Unity, Strength”|
|8.||The Commonwealth of The Western-Cape||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists||“Unity is Strength”|
|9.||The Confederacion de La Plata of Gabonitz||Corporate Police State Halliburton||“Justice Above all Else”|
|10.||The Kingdom of The Reunified German Reich||Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship||“I will serve this Nation until its downfall”|
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- 14 August 1952 - Élysée Palace, Paris, French Republic
CHARTING A NEW COURSE; PT. III
"𝘈 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘳, 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨."
| de Gaulle's victory in the elections had come and gone and now, after some months of preparation for the transfer of administrations from Daladier to de Gaulle, all that is left is the inauguration ceremony. Unlike most western countries, the inauguration of the President is less of a necessity and much more of a show of good faith, lacking even an oath of office for the President-Elect to take. As such, when de Gaulle arrives on the morning of 14 August at the Élysée Palace to meet with President Daladier to oversee the transfer of power, the official presence is very minimal - two regiments of the Republican Guard, which are inspected by de Gaulle as he enters the Palace, and the President. de Gaulle enters the Palace after meeting with Daladier and shaking his hand, being escorted into the private office of the President. Here, alone, the two men begin discussing the job. |
- CHARLES DE GAULLE, President-Elect of the French Republic: "Mr. Daladier, it is quite an honor to be here. This office is truly luxurious."
EDOUARD DALADIER, President of the French Republic: "Yes, a generous offer by the French state. Surely it will serve you quite well, General de Gaulle, during your Presidency."
CHARLES DE GAULLE, President-Elect of the French Republic: "By the looks of it, I believe it will. I'm sure much has occurred in this office since 1947."
EDOUARD DALADIER, President of the French Republic: "More than you'd like to know. But, at the very least, I can rest easy at home knowing that it's going to be your responsibilities now, not mine … I'm getting to old for this, anyways."
| The men share a chuckle, Daladier taking a drink of water from an ornate glass on his main desk. The desk had been cleaned of most everything in the days leading up to the transfer of power, much as with the room, devoid of any signs of former habitation. Only the general decor remains, paintings and the like. |
- CHARLES DE GAULLE, President-Elect of the French Republic: "Well then, Mr. Daladier."
EDOUARD DALADIER, President of the French Republic: "Of course, of course. Well, where to start? You helped write the Constitution, not me."
| Again, a shared laugh. |
- CHARLES DE GAULLE, President-Elect of the French Republic: "Well, I suppose you're right."
EDOUARD DALADIER, President of the French Republic: "Let's start with your duties as Commander-in-Chief. As a General, I'm sure you're dying to know all the military affairs associated with the office. Well, lets see... first, your relations with the General Staff..."
| The two men walk out of the Palace's Presidential Office through its winding hallways, leading them to the Salon des Ambassadeurs. In this grand and luxurious room, they find a host of officials and dignitaries from across France and the French Empire, including the Presidents of two two chambers of the national legislature. As the two men enter, they are accompanied by the sounds of a beautiful march played by the Republican Guard's band on the request of General de Gaulle. Here, President Daladier officially announces the end of his Presidency, wielding the full powers of the head of state to Charles de Gaulle. There is a thunderous applause in the room as Daladier steps down to a seat amidst a table while Darius Paul Dassault, Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor, steps up to de Gaulle. The room goes deathly silent as the two men look at each other, Grand Chancellor Dassault pulling out a small pendant, the Rosette of the Grand Cross. He pins it on de Gaulle's lapel before presenting him with the Grand Collar of the Legion of Honor. |
- DARIUS DASSAULT, Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor: "Mr. President of the Republic, we recognize you as the Grand Master of the National Order of the Legion of Honor."
| Again, there is thunderous applause as the two men shake hands. At this point, prepared to deliver his inaugural address, de Gaulle enters the Hall of Festivities where a podium filled with microphones is found. Surrounded by statesmen, military officials, foreign dignitaries, and journalists, de Gaulle begins his first speech as President of the French Fourth Republic. |
- CHARLES DE GAULLE, President of the French Republic: "Friends and fellow citizens of France, I would like to begin by giving my most heartful and sincere message of appreciation to the people of France who, through their ballots, have put me into office. Over nineteen million Frenchman in every corner of France have voted for the Rally of the French People. For the first time in our history perhaps since the First World War, the political groups of France have put aside their differences to transcend political disputes and combat, as a unified nation, our mutual issues. Left or right, we are all French, and this election has proven that we as Frenchmen will not be put against one another. We will work to accomplish what must be done in order to make France a better place.
We, as a nation, have endured the hardest struggles known to man. From foreign occupation to economic depression, political instability and internal revolt, France has seen its fair share of hardship. However, where many would be content to surrender all efforts when all seems lost, we time and again have risen to the challenge and proven that we are stronger than all the forces of all the armies and disasters in the world. It is in the French spirit to lust for challenge and struggle that we may rise above it, conquer it, and become better men for it. We may lose battles and we may have our internal struggles, but we always win the war, and we always remain a united and great nation. In our long history as a united state, France has consistently and constantly fought off and destroyed invaders, barbarians, and those who seek to snuff the flame of French civilization, and the French way of life. Mr. Seraphin Pruvost, who is here today in this very crowd, remembers when 82 years ago, as Prussian cavalry rolled into northern France and the Grande Armée was defeated on the field of battle, the French people rallied to defend our nation. There are many thousands of Frenchman, millions perhaps including myself who remember as the Germans shelled Verdun, assaulted the Meuse and even bombarded Paris that the French people put aside our differences to pick up arms in defense of liberty, equality, and fraternity. This republic which he hold so dear, new as it may be, embodies the soul of the nation which has been present from its very start.
Today is a new day for France. Today, we begin charting a new course. The era of war in Europe is over, and while there are those on this Continent who seek war, we must ensure to never indulge their desires. The sufferings of the Continent- of the world- have shown that any good which may come from war do not outweigh the personal and societal tragedy. Instead, we must continue the process of rebuilding and strengthening our nation morally, spiritually, culturally, industrially, artistically, economically, and in all facets which constitute a great nation. As Marshal Petain's National Revolution sought to accomplish during the War, we must focus our full efforts to preserving what it is which makes France, France.
As our national anthem shouts, 'The day of glory has arrived!' We are entering a new era wherein we must refocus our national prerogatives to that which will ensure that France continues to be the great power which God has ordained it. We must expand our horizons across all continents, across all the seas, and find allies in every place. We must show the world that France is not just a great nation, but a good nation.
Our economic might, our diplomatic might, and our force to do good must be employed to their fullest extents.
We must support our businesses, our workers, our laborers, our farmers.
However, even though we must attempt to prevent war at all costs, we must also support our soldiers, and continue to develop our armed forces. We must follow the adage which states that 'the best defense is a good offense'. We must not aggress against our enemies, but extend an olive branch in their direction, but be prepared to again defend France and all that is French, all that is democratic and free in this world, when the forces of evil conspire and plot to destroy all that is good, all that is right and just, all that is French.
We will continue to industrialize. We will continue to develop our industrial and economic prowess and compete with the other great industrialized nations of the world. We will build factories, create jobs, and employ millions. We will fully rebound from the disastrous effects of the Occupation and be stronger than ever. We will tap into the natural resources of our vast Empire and use these resources to power our new industrial revolution. The oil of Algeria, the uranium of Niger, the gold and iron of the French Sudan, the harbors of Somaliland, the timber of Gabon, the gasses of Morocco, the iron and steel of Tchan-Tung, and the crops of Cochinchina will all be harnessed and used to power our industrialized society as we attempt to do the great things which our future destines us to do.
We will work to feed the hungry, and care for the sick. We will work to enrich the poor and enlighten the educated. We will build our infrastructure and ensure our brothers can live comfortably in this great nation. We will work with our allies to forge ties that will allow us to coordinate all of our efforts on a global scale, doing what is best not only for France, but for the world. As leaders of the free and democratic world, historically being such since the Revolution, we must ensure that we serve as a guiding light for all the others which follow our example. There are millions of people in war-torn Europe, in Africa, in Asia, in South America, and all throughout the world which look at France for hope and inspiration. We must not fail them. We must not fail ourselves.
The ideals for which we strive for are not lofty ambitions, but necessary goals to reach on the path to modernity. In order to lead the future, we must have the best schools, the strongest economy, the greatest diplomatic ties, the best industry, the most developed infrastructure, the most advanced sciences, the most cultured society, the strongest army, and most importantly, the best people. We will work towards all of these things, but, to be sure, as long as we have the best people, we are nearly there. All that is left is the work.
So, people of France, do not be disheartened by crisis or catastrophe for now begins a new chapter in the long and glorious history of France and her people. The Republic is young and full of life- let us ensure that Marianne is not disappointed! Let us ensure that Petain is not disappointed! Let us ensure that all the heroes both common and legendary which have preceded us are able to look upon us from above and be proud of the nation which we have become.
Vive La France Libre!"
| Again there is a thunderous applaud as de Gaulle salutes the crowd and takes a seat within the room. After this point, President de Gaulle moves to the terrace of the Palace whereupon he is bestowed military honors by the Republican Guard. After receiving these honors, de Gaulle begins a thorough inspection of all the troops of the Palace as a 101 gun salute is rendered unto the President by artillery from Les Invalides. Throughout the day, the rest of the ceremonies occur as de Gaulle is escorted around Paris by a sleek, black 1951 Citroën Traction Avant. Wreaths are laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, before de Gaulle meets with the Mayor of Paris and shakes his hand. After meeting with the Mayor and other city officials, de Gaulle returns to the Palace shortly before dinnertime, where he finds three trucks filled with decorations and important items from La Boisserie to be put throughout the President's new Parisian estate. |
- 17 August 1952 - Douamont National Cemetery, Douaumont-Vaux, French Republic
| In his first act as President, Charles de Gaulle has signed off on a law officiating a completely new and unique military distinction and bestowing it upon the late Marshal Petain. A ten-star rank, both the House and the National Assembly have approved the creation of the distinction Marshal General Extraordinaire of France and, with the approval of President de Gaulle, has awarded it to Philippe Petain posthumously. The law which has created the distinction and awarded it to Petain has described the distinction as being 'of an honor greater than that of Marshal of France or Marshal General of France, befitting of only the most integral to France's history, military and otherwise'. Specifically, to be awarded with the distinction, one must 'have dedicated their entire life to the preservation of France, the French state, and French values' and 'fought and beat France's enemies'. |
| In a ceremony held at the Douamont National Cemetery and attended by members of the legislature and most of the currently living Marshals of France, de Gaulle unveiled the Marshal General Extraordinaire's baton consisting of ten stars on a blue background with a crowning diamond atop the baton and the Latin inscription 'Qui dedit omnia defendere omnes' - 'He who has given all to defend all'. After the unveiling, the baton was bestowed upon Eugénie Petain, the Marshal General Extraordinaire's widow, who solemnly took the baton before kneeling to kiss her husband's tombstone. The baton will remain with Eugénie until her death, at which time it will be repossessed by the state and placed within the Marshal's masoleum once that structure is completed. |
| Intended primarily as a posthumous award, and intended to only be awarded once every few centuries, no shoulder board is created for the distinction. |
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— THEODORE ROOSEVELT, 26th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
"...This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in
unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in..."
T H E—U N I T E D—S T A T E S—O F—A M E R I C A!
La Plata Gazette
- September 1952
City of Santa Fe to incorporate three new areas
- | Santa Fe - The Santa Fe city council today has made a decision to incorporate three new corresponding areas into the city of Santa Fe. The city's sudden and rapid territorial expansion is mainly to boost its development, by allowing more space to be used as future urban areas. Aligned with this decision, is the construction of the largest hospital the state of, well, Santa Fe. A bridge and a new highway system would be build to connect Santa Fe with the city of Parana and Rosario, and is topped with the construction of a military-civilian military airbase.
There are also possibilities to merge Santa Fe with the city of Parana, but this decision was rejected from both Santa Fe and Parana, as incorporating both city into one would only increase the burden of poverty, wealth inequality and so on. But on the meantime, we could only hope for the best for our Santafesino brothers on their new path.
Am now China我们是人民的军队!
We Are the Army of the People!
KMT Central Command, Hunan, 1946
|Chiang Kai Shek is seated at a desk in the KMT's elaborate headquarters. He looks up inquisitively as he sees a man push open his door and peek around the corner with a wide grin on his face. The inquisitiveness quickly turns to a smug self-satisfaction. Something crucial has just taken place.|
Characters: unnamed intelligence official, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek.
CKS: It's true then?
...: As far as we know, sir. They haven't announced it yet, but it's really only a matter of time. The Japanese have withdrawn from most of Central China and it is vacant for the taking. The vast majority of the land is, indeed, undefended.
CKS: And does...he...know?
...: Mao? I think not, sir. The PLA appears to have dug in after the peace talks failed. I don't think they're going to be pushing south anytime soon.
CKS: Well, what are you waiting for then? Issue the orders for mobilisation. China will soon be ours!
...: With respect, General, we don't have the logistics for this offensive. Supply lines across Central China have been shattered. The KMT Armour is in tatters. The Air Force is barely even a fighting force any longer.
CKS: You have me. I tell you today, Chang, the KMT will be in Beijing by November. We, that is to say, under my leadership, are more than capable of handling this offensive. Air Force be damned! Have you seen Mao's skill as a commander? We could put a rat in charge of this army and still be better-led than theirs is. "People's Liberation Red Army", don't make me laugh. The Communist pigs couldn't see their way out of liberating a hamlet, much less China. He will fall back to North Hebei, I know it. They simply don't have the leadership or the equipment to win this.
Chang: Are you sure, my General? It does not seem wise to underestimate Mao, he has dealt us several reverses in the past.
CKS: Perhaps I wasn't clear enough, Chang. You aren't in charge here. I am. Now go rouse the troops.
CKS: We must push north. Mao will know of the order of mobilisation, I am sure of this. He has enough listeners within my ranks. Good. He'll move south, most probably to secure his salient near Peking. I expect we'll meet in Anhui- perhaps near Yongjiazhen.
People's Liberation Army Headquarters, somewhere in Northeast China, 1946
|Prominent generals of the Red Army are huddled around a camp table with a map of China spread across it. Pencils and lines hastily scribbled over it betray that they are planning a response to KMT advances.|
He Long: He's doing it, the fool, he's pushing north.
Mao Zedong: Surely not, he is not so foolish.
Zhu De: Well, unless we are completely wrong- he's issued the order for troop mobilisation.
He Long: I must say I'm taken aback. The negotiations did fail, admittedly, but I'd hoped they'd at least attempt to propose better terms.
Mao: Yes-did he say what his objectives were? I know Beijing is a bit of a sore point for him. It's been preying on his mind for the better part of the last few months, and it shows.
Zhu: Precisely. He plans to push north, obviously. I say we move south, meet him before he gets too close to Beijing. Their air force is weakened but still stronger than ours, we need to engage at close distance to minimise its effect.
Mao: I disagree. Pushing south would just jeopardise the fortified position we have here. Beijing is a natural fortress, he cannot threaten it. I think we should wheel south-east along the coast. Chiang will certainly try to encircle the southern divisions near Hubei before pushing North. If we coalesce the divided forces into a single unit, it's less likely we will have to push him out tooth and nail. It's his war to lose at this point and I think he knows it. We must push him to make mistakes, to tip the balance of power in our favour.
THE IMPERIAL HERALDSeptember 1952
𝘼 𝙏𝙃𝙍𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝘽𝙇𝙀𝙈
Um Problema do Trono
- São Paulo – MORNING
| It's been more than a century for Brazil to hold it's monarch. Emperor Pedro IV has no successor yet in the meantime. The Imperial Parliament itself has yet to decide whether the Emperor's younger brother can be appointed as the new Emperor, or, controversially, a change in the governmental system. There are several plans put forward by the Parliament for the problems that are currently being faced, including reforming the constitution, procuring voting, and many other plans that the Parliament has not been able to notify in the meantime.
The Republican party urged this to change the system of government to the Republican system. The Emperor himself has not yet decided whether this will affect his position, because he's is aging and no longer be able to carry out some state duties properly. If a Change of Government is indeed implemented, it will of course greatly affect the Brazilian social life and most importantly, the economic situation. Currently, Brazil is experiencing a so called "golden age". About more than 200 new supporting infrastructure were built across the country in about 5 months, the military itself is also on the rise, from the army to the Navy's 5,000 tonnes Missile Cruiser construction project.
Prime Minister has also just stated that a change of government will not be made in the meantime. Additionally, the Parliament and the Legislature will revise the regulations and constitution in the case of successors to the Emperor. There were also rumors that the Pedro IV's nephew, who was also in the line of succession, had the potential to become the new Emperor. |
𝙎𝙐𝙋𝙋𝙊𝙍𝙏 𝙁𝙊𝙍 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙎𝙊𝙐𝙏𝙃
Suporte Para o Sul
- Fortaleza – AFTERNOON
×5 Navy Supply Vessels
×3 Merchant Ships
Light Cruiser IBS Rio De Janeiro
Frigate IBS Máua
| The Korean War has been going on for a very long time and since the North's invasion of the South, Brazil decided not to intervene at all in this issue and try to be neutral. However, recently, Prime Minister João R. Alfonso and Minister of Defense said that "the South really needs help". Somewhat, this has become quite a controversy among the people. However, the Prime Minister ultimately stated that Brazil would send aid in the form of supplies, not soldiers. Recently, plans have begun to be realized. The Minister of Defense Gonçalves has announced the assistance that will be distributed. |
- Brazilian Effort To Support South Korea:
1. Supply Ships
2. Supply Escorts
Noted That Supply Ships containing: Food Supplies (Frozen Foods, Beverages, Instant Coffees, and other Instant Foods), and Medical Needs (Medicines, Emergency Boxes, etc.)
| This small fleet is confirmed to depart in late September, and will cross the Panama Canal to the Pacific. The estimated time to arrive is uncertain. Additionally, it is likely that the fleet will encounter or joined other US supply ships from the Pacific Fleet perched in Hawaii. |
Sorry if there are any oddity in this post, they were made hastily, I'll try better next time