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DDI TOP SECRET COUNCIL SESSION - ISSUE: FURLANIE

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DDI TOP SECRET COUNCIL SESSION - ISSUE: FURLANIE
Richard Whitehall II Memorial Building — DDI Headquarters (Charleroi, Sylvania)
Taro Yamagata Council Meeting Hall


Kelly Farragut stood up from the council table and began to speak. "Ladies and Gentlemen, may I remind you that this is a top secret special session and that anything said here can not leave this room without the proper authorizations."

Farragut produced a copy of a top secret letter to the council.

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REPÚBLICA AURARIA
OFICINA DEL PRESIDENTE

28 Hortia CCI | 16 de Junio 2020
SECRETO ALTO

His Excellency Ashley M. Breckenridge
President
The Continental Republic of Sylvania
Charleroi, Sylvania

Dear President Breckenridge,

I am writing to you directly to discuss a matter of vital importance to both our countries. The following information is considered top secret and intended only for the eyes of the Sylvanian Government and those with which you yourself deem necessary.

Recently, General-Secretary Demetria Unathi Vavi of the Organization of Democratic States attended and concluded a meeting with the Grand Duchy of Furlanìe to discuss repairing relations between the organization and the Grand Duchy. Rectifying relations with the Grand Duchy and the ODS has been identified as a key policy goal of the Republic and as a result we were greatly supportive of General-Secretary Vavi’s mission. Unfortunately, the report submitted by the General-Secretary to the member-states of the ODS has given the Republic significant cause for concern. The areas of importance with which we feel directly impact the Continental Republic, or the mission of the Democratic Defense Initiative, are attached below.

1) The Grand Duchy, despite repeatedly insulting the Organization of Democratic States and overtly labeling it as the greatest threat to Gallo-Germania, nevertheless sought to pursue full membership. Full membership in the ODS would be a direct violation of Article IV of the Grau-Ivar Agreement – an agreement they themselves negotiated. Needless to say the response of Kadikistan when Trivodnia even attempted to get closer to Trier ended in tragedy. The Furlan diplomatic corps’ seeming ignorance on what its requirements to its own agreement are is certainly a frightening proposition that the Republic worries will cause severe problems down the line.

2) In comparison of the ODS and the Rurikgrad Pact, the Furlan Diplomatic Corps stated “[The Rurikgrad Pac are more] accommodating, diplomatic, as well as economically and culturally interesting.” Further, they stated that given the choice between joining an alliance with the ODS over Rurikgrad, the Grand Duchy would choose Rurikgrad.

3) The Grand Duchy has declared Pelasgia a “brotherly” nation and further admires the imperialism of the Empire. Speaking highly of the Pelasgian Empire’s proclaimed hegemony of the Long Sea, the Grand Duchy expressed a view that they would see themselves become the primary power in the Northern Long Sea. This explains the Grand Duchy’s rejection of the DDI’s open seas initiative and opposition to DDI forces.

4) The Grand Duchy stated that the bigger threat to Gallian peace is not Rurikgrad, but rather the “bands of anarchists” in the far east and north, namely the Anti-State and the Commonwealth of Pohjanmaa. When General-Secretary Vavi’s pressed the diplomatic corps on the fact of the friendly to neutral relations ODS member states have with DDI nations, they responded, explicitly “ODS states cannot be saved anymore.” Further, the Grand Duchy expressed interest in a mutual defense agreement with the ODS that would specifically target DDI activity.

The report issued by the General-Secretary, and the excerpts shared with you today, are chilling. They confirm the Aurarine Republic’s fear and apprehension over the Grau-Ivar Agreement which has only grown more concerning over learning that Grau is not truly aware of what the agreement entails nor their obligations to it. The commitment of Kadikistan to maintaining its SQTs, and the legitimization that Grau gave Ivar through their agreement, is a direct and serious threat to the security of Gallo-Germania.

Auraria is preparing to support calls for democratization of the Long Sea, to safeguard free and unabridged travel and commerce through it. The threats to the Long Sea are ever present, and after reading this report we fear the threat has grown even greater.

In conclusion, it is not the intention of the Aurarine Republic to make any asks or demands of the Continental Republic in regards to its policies toward the Grand Duchy or any state. As a sovereign state, the Continental Republic is well within its rights to act as it so pleases. Nevertheless, there is significant economic agreements between Grau and Charleroi, including military agreements. As a result, the Republic felt so behooved in this moment of cooperation and friendship between our two states that the Continental Republic must promptly and fully be briefed and made aware of the Grand Duchy’s long-term goals and planning in the Long Sea and elsewhere.

With Regards,

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BARTOLOMÉ ORDENES
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"This letter was received by President Breckenridge from the President of Auraria, as you know the foreign ministries of both nations have been working together on various issues, some related to our objectives with the Open Seas Initiative. Clearly the leadership in Grau is attempting to drive a further wedge between ODS and DDI after relations have begun to warm up. Grau has been acting increasingly erratic, that much was obvious when they foolishly signed an SQT with Ivar, their madness since then has only increased as evidenced by this letter. The Sylvanian government has entered into not large but also not insignificant deals with the Furlanie government and Furlanie based investment groups in selling rifles to their military and setting up deals with a major Sylvanian auto manufacturer.

With this newly produced information it is the intention of the Sylvanian government to frustrate those deals with the ultimate goal of cancelling them, however it must be done discretely so as to not let on that we have gained this information from the ODS themselves. The ODS is currently still in negotiations with Furlanie and we feel that making any sudden moves based on this information will only serve to further isolate Grau and back them into the corner of Rurikgrad. Also of concern is Furlanie's cozying up with the Pelasgian Empire. A situation is developing that may lead to a very dangerous outcome in Gallia, this will have an affect on our objective in democratizing the Long Sea, which in the opinion of the Sylvanian government must now have its time tables pushed up in any further creation of a truly international Long Sea organization. The floor is open for discussion."
 

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Björn Hagfors nodded. “I think we must seriously begin to see Furlaníe as a real threat to the DDI. Prior of course it was assumed that the Government of Furlaníe was simply misguided in the means to their policy goals. With this information it can be assumed that Furlaníe’s goals have always been in opposition to the DDI and we must question whether or not the weapons purchase always had a more nefarious design. Additionally, our Government always thought Furlaníe was a potential partner in the region. This is clearly not possible and as such we would like to begin expanded submarine missions in the Reman Sea. Would it be possible to communicate via Sylvanian diplomatic channels if Pohjanmaan subs are able to operate in this region with the approval and partnership of the ODS?”
 

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Farragut returned the papers to his brief case to be destroyed at the end of the meeting. "The Continental Republic is willing to act as intermediary with the ODS on naval operations we wish to disclose to the ODS, however we believe it would behoove us to open up more formal alliance relations as this issue progresses. May I present Rear Admiral James McGraw of the Continental Armed Forces Liason to the DDI to this meeting."

Rear Admiral McGraw approached the meeting table. "It is the Office of Naval Intelligence and the National Intelligence Department's analysis that we may see Grau fall in with the Rurikgrad pact in some form or another, we already know that the puppet masters in Ivar exert their influence through these Status Quo Treaties that they have touted so much and we have seen just how Ivar uses them to gain control over nations or regain control as we see in Crotobaltislavonia. We believe it is only a matter of time before Grau and Propontis is brought even closer to the folds of Rurikgrad, this is not difficult to see. This makes the situation in the Long Sea very dangerous for both the DDI and the ODS. The Continental Navy is already planning submarine missions into the sea and we are prepared to go even further with a carrier strike group as a show of force in the region, we believe that such a show may draw attention away any clandestine activities that we take in the area." Rear Admiral McGraw stepped back to allow Farragut to speak again.

"As I have said we are willing to give need to know information, but it is my belief that this will blow up into a much larger event and coordination with the ODS must be deepened if we are to continue our commitments to freedom and the democratization of the Long Sea." Farragut awaited a response from his colleagues.
 

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“DDI and ODS’s failure to sway Grau has a great much to do with a failure to provide a sweet incentive or a wide listening ear to . .” Representative Heidlberg sighed to belabor the point “Friulian gripes and perceived sleights that drag on forever.”

“They desire to be respected as a partner rather than a pawn, and really perhaps it is too late to reverse the damage done, but I wish to add to Mister Farragut’s call for deeper ties with our ODS partners by suggesting we attempt to develop a joint strategy for Furlanie’s segregation from the Rurikgrad regimes.”
 
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