Autumnal Melancholia

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  1. Justosia

    Justosia Well-Known Member

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    In a dimly lit comms room the fledgling main arm of the Justosian intelligence services hit the ground running. They had produced a stunningly convincing DNA report implicit Caseo in the 'rape' of the now commonly known Queen Mirèo. Next was the stained dress. Again beautifully done. Now came the real work. The hunt. In this room Justosia's best IT nerds, recruited from across the empire, chased down the biggest Eiffellander troll pages targeting Mirèo. They had been hit already. They continued to overload the select few that hadn't been, well, ravaged. The next, more tedious task was setting up hundreds more pro Mirèo pages than they had already seen produced by their mystery ally. This impromptu alliance was already winning the day, or night.

    "Damn. You see this stuff? Not bad. Whoever's helping us I bet their credentials are fat." One asset remarked.

    "Fifty bucks brothers, fifty it's Serenierre." Another said.

    "Nah, I bet it's Jyskerige-Østveg. You know they're not neutral anymore right?"

    The Station Chief spoke up.

    "I'd take the Serenierren bet. Those crazy commie, I mean State Capitalist - chuckling- motherfuckers.......they just look devious. Really though it doesn't matter. Any outside help we'll gladly take. The ink on our funds is still drying, but oh we'll catch up. This mystery ally. We'll use each other, for now...."

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    Emperor's motorcade
    En route back to palace

    Nationalist Conference Chairman Reyes was kind enough to give HIM a ceremonial copy of the approved bill voiding the Eiffellander friendship treaty. He stamped his seal on it. He smirked looking out the window. He thought to himself.

    "I wonder how many of my brothers and sisters have converted their limousines into mobile throne rooms......likely none. All neutered. What the hell happened to you Europe?"
     
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  2. Justosia

    Justosia Well-Known Member

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    What is mightier than any Eiffellander sword or East Occitan de Tote pawn & traitor to his country? Why the partition the emperor wrote, himself. Which is unconstitutional mind you. Far away now were his years of constitutional law study at Avalon University but he still had the handle. He sat at his desk. Staring at it. He could change the course of European history. This was the type of action the Serene Monarch AKA his father tried to avoid, but he was a coward. He even stopped visiting his tomb.

    Tomorrow he would publicly guarantee Europe that Her Royal Majesty Queen Mirèo de Marsilia-Francisco I would sit upon an Occitan throne. He will relish how their heads would spin as they sent flurries of communiques or news reels pondering why or how. Was he sacrificing part of Justosia? No. He was very fond of his daughter in law but she alone wasn't worth an ounce of Justosian fighting blood. He signed & stamped. Ascent. He would keep this to himself though. He wanted to see how @Eiffelland & Serenierre would next respond to recent events....
     
  3. Eiffelland

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    The USD had multiple locations where their programmers worked from. However, up to now, they had mainly focused on performing and countering hacks, not on setting up propaganda campaigns. Propaganda was something Eiffelland-Retalia as a liberal democracy did not have experience in. Eiffelloretalians trusted on presenting facts, interpreting them and basing policies on them. Presenting lies as facts, which was the basis of propaganda, was something Eiffelloretalians were not good at. Furthermore, Eiffelloretalians did not go into politics for the power alone, but for achieving goals with the country. Retalians were generally a bit more flexible in keeping up the principles than Eiffellandians, Helgolandians and Rügeners, but they were not good at presenting lies as facts, either.

    The Eiffelloretalians were not completely naive, however. If a women's rights organisation based in Serenierre and a journalist with highly probable connections to the Serenien government suddenly pushed for Princess Mirèo's leadership, even if this happened under the flag of women's rights, there was something fishy going on. Furthermore, the Eiffelloretalians knew that the Pelasgians would never tolerate that somebody with too close ties to Justosia would gain a foothold in the Long Sea. Eiffelland-Retalia could never cooperate with putting Princess Mirèo on the throne of East Occitania; otherwise it would risk the last good ties it had with its most important oil supplier.

    The Abteilung Computer und Internet of the USD did not consist of amateurs. By far not. It was only not experienced with a propaganda war, for obvious reasons related to being a liberal democracy. However, it also realised that it could not rely on human work alone. It had already established a dense network of bot servers using artificial intelligence to counter any attacks on the Eiffelloretalian-established troll websites. As soon as an Eiffelloretalian troll website was turned down, the people calling that site were redirected to a new one showing the same information. The troll websites had been created by humans, but afterwards it was up to the bot network to manage them and make sure that attacks on them were countered.

    Furthermore, the techniques used by the attackers of the Eiffelloretalian troll websites were analysed by artificial intelligence systems for developing countermeasures. This was a continuous cat-and-mouse game. Soon after a technique had been countered, a new one popped up, creating new work for the people and systems developing countermeasures.

    The downplay of the Eiffelloretalian websites was countered as well. An enormous army of bots voted the MeTube videos from Serenierre and Justosia down and voted the ones from Eiffelland-Retalia and King Caeso up. Especially the videos attacking the Eiffelloretalian influencers were criticised and voted down.

    The Eiffelloretalians also returned the favour of chasing down troll websites favouring Princess Mirèo, as well as attacking troll websites playing down the Eiffelloretalians.

    More serious measures were discussed as well, like limiting the internet access in the country. Only allowing access to the international internet to government officials and business people needing international internet was considered. It was also considered to block the access to anti-Eiffelland-Retalia websites and pro-Princess Mirèo websites, although that would be an enormous task—as soon as one website would be blocked, another one would pop up. In any case, any limitation to the internet access would have to be approved by King Caeso.


    A laboratory somewhere in Eiffelland-Retalia

    Directly after the seven days war, Eiffelland-Retalia had started to create chemical and biological weapons, as well as napalm. Those weapons had been put into short and medium distance missiles, as well as in grenades and bombs.

    It had been helpful for the construction of biological weapons that Eiffelland-Retalia had obtained a lot of experience in genetic technology, especially in bacteria. Mostly for the good of the people, but at least once for the bad of the people. The biological weapons had been created in such a way that the diseases should be containable. Even the Yersinia pestis cultures that were used. One scientist had abandoned that principle, however.

    "Yersinia pestis. One of the deadliest bacteria mankind has known.," Rudolph von Stolzenau, younger brother of the Duke of Stolzenau, hissed between his teeth. "Combined with some DNA strains from several hospital bacteria, to be precise the DNA parts coding for resistance against antibiotics. We in Eiffelland-Retalia have always been very aloof in the use antibiotics, only using them in the case that the body of the patient could not do it itself. We also have strict procedures we have to follow in the case of multiresistant bacteria. That has kept the hospitals in Eiffelland-Retalia mostly free from multiresistant hospital bacteria. Contrary to most of the other countries in the world. Luckily, hospital bacteria are mostly only a problem to immunocompromised people or weak patients. By far not as deadly as Yersinia pestis. But Yersinia pestis has a disadvantage: It is very easily treatable with antibiotics. I have overcome that issue. Here is a multiresistant Yersinia pestis."
    "But that will kill us all. How can we use that as a weapon?" Egon Görlitzer, his assistant, said.
    "It won't kill us if we isolate the country after having used it. Furthermore, I also developed an antidote," Rudolph von Stolzenau hissed. "But of course we will make that antidote only available to the right people. It will be the perfect opportunity to clean the country of all unwanted elements."
    "How do you know that it works?" Egon Görlitzer asked.
    "I already tested it out on a couple of monkeys. It worked on them. Now I only need a couple of degenerate people to test it on. Provide me with a couple of Sereniens, a couple of leftists, a couple of Jews or a couple of homosexuals. I will test the antidote on them," Rudolph von Stolzenau hissed.
     
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  4. Justosia

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    "It's a boy!" The doctor informed the Emperor & his entourage.

    "..........One day he'll rule as both Emperor and King. God Yahweh already smiles and shines immensely on him. Glory be. Thank you doctor. Leave us now."

    His son the Crown Prince walked into the hallway as well. They exchanged looks.

    "Ok. She's pregnant. Papa do I have your permission?"

    "Si. You know the protocol. Any men you fuck NEED to know that if they talk they're dead. So are you if you don't use protection, son. Now get the fuck out and do your deeds."

    Upon his only son leaving HIM looked over the latest reports handed to him by a Defence Ministry Liaison Officer. The construction of the new ballistic missile submarines had begun. He looked into the room at Queen Mirèo.

    "Your destiny fast approaches daughter......."

     

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