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WE ARE CONFIDENT IN A ROSIER FUTURE
Our loyalty to the Wise Leader and the Party is incommensurable.


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WIEN (Ostmark) - The entire National-Syndikalistische Volkspartei, the whole Volksrepublik and all the people are engaged in a loyal offensive and a fierce 24-7 struggle to greet the 2nd founding anniversary of the People's Republic of Ostmark in October as a grand political festival. Revolution is an offensive. The Partei's idea of waging a frontal offensive for making a breakthrough is precisely an indomitable attacking spirit and the revolutionary temperament of our people is to make constant innovations and progress.

Since the frontal offensive was launched, our people have been waging a battle for strengthening their own force, the internal motive force, under the leadership of our Wise Leader, Volkskanzler Horst Grasser. A fierce offensive bears the key to overcoming difficulties and a major guarantee for building up our own force. We should wage an all-people decisive battle in a more daring manner so as to more fiercely flare up the flames of achieving prosperity by dint of self-reliance in all the spheres where a powerful National-Syndicalist and Socialist country is being built and significantly celebrate the anniversaries of our revolutionary struggle.

All the people should live and fight in the revolutionary spirit of of the October 8th Revolution. All the sectors and units should achieve greater triumph by dint of self-reliance. Officials should become standard-bearers and the vanguard in the frontal offensive. Everyone should thoroughly apply our Partei's offensive spirit to their life and practice in order to fully display the revolutionary mettle of the People's Republic of Ostmark, which is achieving prosperity by dint of self-reliance.

This clearly manifests the people-oriented character of the National-Syndicalist People's Party, which has set it as the greatest priority to thoroughly apply the teachings of our Wise Leader, a people-oriented philosophy, to the activities of the Party and the State and is working to this end. National-Syndicalism means the buildup of the single-minded unity of the Party and revolutionary ranks and the victorious advance of Ostmarkian-Style socialism.

To give top and absolute priority to people’s dignity, rights and interests is the supreme goal of our Party. Believing in people as in Heaven, our Party sets their demands and interests as the starting point and absolute criterion in all its affairs. Now, traits of giving top and absolute priority to people’s demands and interests are prevalent throughout the whole nation and society. Everything for improving the people’s living standard, this is the consistent principle governing the activities in our Workers' and Farmers' Republic.

There are still difficulties in people’s living at present as we have to break through all trials and hardships of history, handed down to us by the now defeated capitalist oppressors. However, the people are following our Wise Leader Horst Grasser, believing that he is a great and peerless leader and commander in chief.
The people are convinced of a rosier future thanks to the wise leadership of Volkskanzler Horst Grasser and the National-Syndicalist People's Party, which is devotedly working for the people of Ostmark.
 
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*The national flag and the flag of the National-Syndicalist People's Party are fluttering in a clear sky over the logo of Television Broadcasting of the People's Republic of Ostmark. People's Chancellor Horst Grasser, sitting behind the desk in his office at the top floor of the Palace of the People's Republic, fades in. *

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Women and men of Ostmark,
Kameraden!

We are National-Syndicalists, we are enemies, mortal enemies of the capitalist economic system
with its exploitation of the economically weak, with its injustice in wages, with its immoral evaluation of individuals according to wealth and money instead of responsibility and achievement, and we are determined under all circumstances to destroy this system! And yet to replace one economic system by another – necessary above all is a change of spirit. The spirit which is to be overcome is the spirit of materialism. We must achieve an entirely new kind of economic thinking, a thinking which frees itself from the present conceptions rooted in money, in property, in profit and false success.

We have to learn that in the economy of a people it is not profit, not gain, which are important – but only satisfying the needs of the members of this people. This and nothing else is the task of a “national economics”. We have to learn that the ideas “world trade” – “balance of trade” – “export surplus” are ideas of a declining epoch which have in the end reduced themselves to absurdity, because they violate the eternal law of organic life and were born out of speculation, not out of necessity, not out of the soil.

We have to learn that it is a betrayal when speculative production, with all its means of touting and advertising, creates an artificial need, a betrayal of human labour, of human life. For artificially stimulated covetousness creates ever-increasing aspirations, and increased aspirations double human slavery, which is slavery of the mind, which instead of the soul has taken up mastery over life. What do capitalists know today about life? They run around and tire themselves out, torment themselves, strive and drudge like galley slaves – in order to lead a life of horrifying emptiness. It is not that this economic system which we implemented produces more. What is at stake is certainly not high production, but the human soul. And production, economy have only the one task: to meet the economic needs of individuals, rejecting goods which owe their demand only to artificial stimulation, rejecting also the prodding of “profit and gain”.

Work is more than prosperity. Achievement is more than dividends. It is the most unfortunate heritage of the capitalist economic system that all things are evaluated according to money, according to wealth, property. The decline of a people is the inevitable result of the application of this standard, since selection according to property is the mortal enemy of national identity, of blood, of life! We have never left a doubt that National-Syndicalism breaks this prerogative of the owner and that the liberation of the Ostmarkian worker shall also extend to sharing profit, sharing property,and sharing achievement.

But it would mean measuring again with the old standards if one left it at that and did not stress that revolution of the spirit which guides us against the spirit of the capitalist system. We consciously oppose valuation according to property with valuation according to achievement. This is the only valuation which we recognise. We consciously place work higher than property. We focus on achievements, not dividends, but we recognise responsibility, not riches or splendour, as the crowning of human striving. That is a new world view, a new religion of economics. It establishes with certainty that the horrid rule of the golden calf is at an end and that the differences among individuals and the differences among rights – are differences in achievement, differences in degree of responsibility.

For in one thing we must achieve utter clarity: that forms and institutions are changeable, are never right “as such” and never wrong “as such”: that there is, however, only one “right” sirit, only one spirit with a constructive viewpoint: that is the spirit of the eternal flame of the workers' revolution. It is our strong belief and our deep knowledge that this spirit is in us, in the idea of National-Syndicalism, so that this spirit and no other will lead the People's Republic of Ostmark to a future of progress, peace, and prosperity.

People of Ostmark, the Days of Sorrow are over!

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OSTMARK HALTS EXPORT OF CAR PARTS TO EIFFELLAND-RETALIA
Volkskanzler Grasser announces "important" economic retaliations against ODS sanctions.

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) - Ostmarkische Motoren Werke, Ostmark's state owned car manufacturer, has cancelled the export of car parts to Eiffelland-Retalia after an ODS communique announced the approval of economic sanctions against the the Rurikgrad Pact. The move comes as the Volksregierung approved a decree to define a number of economic retaliations against the sanctions imposed by the Organization of Democratic States against the member nations of the Rurikgrad Pact, including the People's Republic of Ostmark. Volksklanzer Grasser has expressed "deep concern" and "extreme surprise" by the sanctions during a press conference at the Palace of the People's Republic. "The economic relations between the People's Republic of Ostmark and @Eiffelland-Retalia have been always characterized by extreme pragmatism and a number of deals that guaranteed good conditions for both high contracting parties" said the People's Chancellor "And contributed to both the creation of jobs in Ostmark and a steady and efficient supply of car parts to the car manufacturers of Eiffelland-Retalia".

"This move is absoloutely irrational and detrimental to the economic and diplomatic relations between us and Eiffelland-Retalia, and will undoubtely produce economic and political downsides in the short and medium term." he continued "We want to reassure the workers of OMW and this extraordinary event will not affect their positions at the factory. We are studying plans to divert or convert the production. Many options are on the table, but the safeguard of jobs is our most important priority" he then concluded.

Vizekanzlerin Andrea Grasser has openly criticized and accused the government of the Union of Eiffelland-Retalia for "Severely damaging the economic and diplomatic relations between Ostmark and Eiffelland-Retalia" said the Vice Chancellor "In the past two years our two countries were a living testament to the possible coexistence of nations with different political and economic systems, a coexistence characterized by mutual respect and pragmatism. Almost an unicum in the European geopolitical scenario" she added.

People's Chancellor Horst Grasser announced the approval of several economic sanctions against the Union of Eiffelland-Retalia and all members of the ODS. He also said that further sanctions will lead to even harsher measures such as the expropriation of foreign assets in the People's Republic of Ostmark. Earlier in the evening, the Border Troops of the People's Defense Force closed the Tuchersfeld border check-point, while a formal note of protest has reached the Eiffellando-Retalian ambassador in Wien.

"The People's Republic of Ostmark will take this chance to increase economic cooperation with the member states of the Rurikgrad Pact and the Kadikistani Union in particular, given our shared eastern border" said Vizekanzler Ludwig Bohmer, who also announced an unilateral cut to trade tariffs with the Kadikistani Union and called for a broader economic cooperation between socialist and marxist countries in Gallia-Germania and Europe. When asked if the current economic tensions could lead to a military escalation, Vizekanzler Bohmer stated that "The People's Republic of Ostmark and the Rurikgrad Pact firmly believe in peace and will do everything to prevent another military escalation in Gallia-Germania. I am sure that rationality and most importantly peace will prevail." added the Vice Chancellor.
 
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We respect the decision by OMW to stop delivering car parts to the Eiffelloretalian car industry. Darner Werke, Magirus-Deutz, EKW, Raimer and Borschel are already in the process to purchase the needed car parts from other companies.
The closure of the Tuchersfeld border checkpoint is noted. We call upon the government of Ostmark to let citizens from ODS-countries leave Ostmark unharmed. We will guarantee a safe passage of Ostmarker citizens from Eiffelland-Retalia to Ostmark.

Gianluigi di Gravesano-Carone, Demissionary Minister of Foreign Affairs and Extraordinary Ambassador of the Italophone minority in Eiffelland-Retalia
 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF OSTMARK

The People's Government wishes to clarify that no restrictions have been put in place to ODS citizens with regularly approved VISAs currently staying in Ostmark, and as such they are not required to leave if they do not wish to leave ahead of scheduled time. The People's Republic of Ostmark will continue, as usual, to guarantee their safety. We also specify that VISAs pertaining to visiting relatives residing over the border, from and to Ostmark and Eiffelland-Retalia (aswell as other ODS member nations), will be processed and eventually approved or denied as usual, according to laws and regulations currently in place. Workers who need to cross the border for work-related reasons will also face no restrictions, other than being required to provide the proper documentation as required by the laws and regulations currently in place.

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We thank the government of Ostmark for their reassurance that citizens of ODS-membercountries can travel to and from Ostmark in the same way as before. Of course this also applies to Ostmarker citizens travelling to and from Eiffelland-Retalia.

Gianluigi di Gravesano-Carone, Demissionary Minister of Foreign Affairs and Extraordinary Ambassador of the Italophone minority in Eiffelland-Retalia
 

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WE LOVE OUR FATHERLAND, THE VOLKSREPUBLIK OSTMARK
Let us gather around our Wise Leader and Father of the Fatherland, Volkskanzler Horst Grasser.

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) - It is the National-Syndicalist People's Party's plan and determination to suffuse the whole society with excellent morality and tender feelings and build it into a people’s paradise and a harmonious socialist society. In our society, the whole country has formed a large family united around the leader and people are all like real brothers and relatives. The fact that our National-Syndicalist dream is replete with beautiful and noble deeds of helping and caring for one another and is firmly united with good morality and tender feelings constitutes the absolute superiority and vitality of Ostmarkian Socialism .

True features of our society harmonious with moral excellence and tender feelings find their expression in the fact that all the people regard it as a revolutionary obligation to repay the Wise Leader’s love and trust with loyalty. They are also expressed in the fact that everyone is overcoming ordeals and difficulties with revolutionary comradeship and moral obligation. Today, the revolutionary comradeship and moral obligation of our people are being displayed on a lofty level. Indeed, the mightiness of our ever-prospering country is thanks to the great army of laudable persons who devote sincerity to those with troubles, those left behind others and those with worries without seeking any compensation or reward.

No one shall be left behind is the constant view and motto of our Wise Leader, Volkskanzler Horst Paul Grasser. The People's Chancellor said that National-Syndikalismus, which calls for drawing on the strength of the masses who are the masters of the revolution and construction, is his political creed, and it is the axiom that led him to devote his whole life to the people. The people whom the Wise Leader takes much care of are workers, farmers and ordinary intellectuals who devotedly work at factories, farms, and fishing villages.

Noting that the peopl are the great collective that can be said represent the whole world, the Wise Leader values and hold in esteem all the people, reposing the deepest trust in them. Out of his firm creed and maxim that the people are the teachers and the main force propelling the revolution, the Volkskanzler built the Partei, the state and the army for the people. There are many leaders and politicians in the world who claim to work for the people,
but there is no such politician as our Wise Leader, who made a long journey of the revolution, together with the people, to realize their wishes and become the father of our fatherland, the People's Republic of Ostmark.
 

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-- ATTENTION! RED ALERT! --

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*The national flag and the flag of the National-Syndicalist People's Party are fluttering in a clear sky over the logo of Television Broadcasting of the People's Republic of Ostmark. People's Chancellor Horst Grasser, sitting behind the desk in his office at the top floor of the Palace of the People's Republic, fades in. *

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Women and Men of Ostmark,
Dear Kameraden,


It is with immense sorrow and with tears in my eyes, that I announce here I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of Volkskanzler of the People's Republic of Ostmark. I am making this decision on considerations of principle and because I support the preservation and the integrity of this country.

We had a lot of everything - minerals, oil, other natural resources - and there was intellect and talent in abundance. However, we were living much worse than people in the industrialized countries were living and we were increasingly lagging behind them. The reason was obvious even then. This country was suffocating in the shackles of the economic crisis. Doomed to cater to its adherence to free market capitalism, and suffer and carry the onerous burden of the public debt, it found itself at the breaking point. All the economic reforms - and there have been a lot of them - fell through, one after another. This country was going nowhere and we couldn't possibly live the way we did. We had to change everything radically.

It is for this reason that I have never had any regrets - never had any regrets - that I did not use the capacity of Volkskanzler just to reign in this country for several years. I would have considered it an irresponsible and immoral decision. I was also aware that to embark a revolution of this caliber and in a society like ours was an extremely difficult and even risky undertaking. Even now, I am convinced that the National-Syndicalist revolution that we launched in October 2018 was historically correct.

The process of renovating this country and bringing about drastic change has proven to be much more complicated than anyone could imagine. However, let us give its due to what has been done so far. This society has acquired a sense of national identity, of purpose, of values. We have learned to care for each other, and we have learned to accept sacrifices in the name of a greater, common good. We have restored the dignity of the working class.

Our dream, the dream of a People's Community, has become reality.

It was effort of historical importance. Inequalities have been eliminated, which prevented this country from becoming a prosperous and well-to-do country a long time ago. Free houses have become a reality. Free education, free healthcare, minimum wage, free food have all become reality. Workers' rights are being treated as the supreme principle and top priority. Within the framework of the None Shall Freeze, None Shall Starve Decree, peasantry and workers began to re-emerge as a class.

I consider it vitally important to preserve the achievements which have been attained in the last two years. We have paid with all our history and tragic experience for these achievements, and they are not to be abandoned, whatever the circumstances, and whatever the pretexts. Otherwise, all our hopes for the best will be buried. I am telling you all this honestly and straightforwardly because this is my moral duty.

I would like to express my gratitude to all the people who have given their support to the policy of renovating this country and became involved in the revolution. I am also thankful to the statements, politicians and public figures, as well as millions of ordinary people abroad who understood our intentions, gave their support and met us halfway. I thank them for their sincere cooperation with us.

I am very much concerned as I am leaving this post. However, I also have feelings of hope and faith in you, your wisdom and force of spirit. We are heirs of a great nation and it now depends on all and everyone whether or not this nation will make a comeback to a new and decent living. I would like, from the bottom of my heart, to thank everyone who has stood by me throughout these years, working for the righteous and good cause, the cause of National-Syndicalism.

Friends,
Comrades,


You ask yourself what Ostmark has accomplished. Which objectives did we set, which objectives did we realize? Our Ostmark is a very little country. We know our country is not perfect. But what we believe in, inspired a lot of people. Maybe we have drifted off course from time to time. But we collected ourselves. National-Syndicalism doesn't mean walling yourself in. National-Syndicalism means reaching out to others, and living with others. Not just to dream about a better world, but to make a better world.


Goodbye, my children!
Goodbye, Ostmark!
Goodbye, my dear fatherland..


*The camera slowly zooms out. The flags of the People's Republic of Ostmark and the National-Syndicalist People's Party fade back in on the screen*

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BOMB BLAST IN WIEN KILLS 82, INJURES HUNDREDS
Palast der Volksrepublik severely damaged by bomb blast as fighting between National-Syndicalists and reformists continues in Wien. Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer declares state of emergency.

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) -
A bomb blast killed 82 people and injured hundreds this morning at the Palace of the People's Republic during a demonstration in Wien. Interim People's Chancellor Ludwig Bohmer is reportedly safe. During a press conference at an undisclosed location, the Interim Volkskanzler announced the Interim Volksregierung has declared the nationwide state of emergency, de facto placing the entire country under martial law. The attack has been immediatly claimed by the Kampfgemeinschaft Revolutionärer National-Syndikalistischen. The Combat League of Revolutionary National-Syndicalists, also known as the Black Front, have also claimed responsibility for the recent attacks against Volkspolizei and Volkswehr personnel and vowed to assassinate Interim People's Chancellor Ludwig Bohmer, whom they declared an "enemy of the people and a traitor".

As the political climate in Ostmark spirals out of control, authorities struggle to maintain public order in a nation that hadn't experience such political and social turmoil since the Days of Sorrow. The situation has been often compared to a low-intensity civil war, where groups loyal to former Volkskanzler Horst Paul Grasser have been attacking demonstrations organized by pro-reforms groups and liberal political parties. Since the resignation and suicide of Volkskanzler Horst Grasser and his sister, Vizekanzler Andrea Grasser, the interim people's government presided by former vice-chancellor Ludwig Bohmer has failed to meet with its promises of quick democratization and privatization reforms. The Nationaldemokratische Partei Ostmarks, formerly the National-Syndikalistische Volkspartei, has also been struggling to reach a comprehensive agreement with opposition political parties, which have only recently began to reemerge as legitimate political forces after the abolition of the single-party system shortly after the death of former Volkskanzler Horst Grasser.

"The situation is alarmingly escalating to a point of no return" says former Ostmarkische Zeitung journalist Alexander Besselman, who has recently returned to Ostmark after his departure shortly after the victory of the NSVP in October 2018 "When i left Ostmark i left a nation economically in ruin, but socially and politically cohesive. I was a critic and stern opposer of Horst Grasser and his political agenda, and my opinion about him has not changed in the past two years. But what i see today is a nation in ruin, with political violence and fighting on the streets that brings us back to the darkest days of our nation, namely the 2014-2018 economic crisis. It is very hard for me to say it, and admit it, but despite his totalitarian views, Horst Grasser had found the right formula to rebuild this nation and, at least, give it some form of social cohesion and national pacification, albeit by renouncing to our political freedom". When asked if he would have liked to say something to former Volkskanzler Horst Grasser, Herr Besselman said "I don't know, honestly. Would i would like to say now is: Kamerad Grasser please come back, and we will forgive you".
 

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BORDER FENCE TO BE DISMANTLED BY END OF DECEMBER
Grenztruppen are allowing citizens to cross the border for the first time in two years.

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WIEN (Ostmark) -
In a widely anticipated move, Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer has ordered the beginning of the dismantling operations of the border fence also known as the "Grasser Curtain". The fence consists in hundreds of kilometers of barbed wire, electrified fences, guard towers and checkpoints manned by the Grenztruppen, the Border Troops of the People's Defense Force. For the first time, the Grenztruppen have also been ordered to allow citizens to cross the Tuchersfeld border checkpoint between the People's Republic of Ostmark and the Kingdom of @Eiffelland . Since this morning, a twenty kilometers queue has been engulfing the area as thousands of ostmarkian citizens massed to the checkpoints as soon as the news spread across the country. Many are leaving just to visit relatives on the other side of the border demarcation line "I haven't seen my brother in two years" says Karl, a 52 years old janitor from Ludwigstadt am See.

When asked if she will come back, Sara, a 32 years old woman from Wien, said "Yes, all my family lives in Ostmark. I just want to see what's on the other side of the border for once, maybe buy some products that haven't been available in ostmark for a long time, such as an HD tv or even a last generation smartphone. I don't know, i guess i will make up my mind once i get there". So far, despite the long queues and slowed down traffic, the Grenztruppen have denied any ongoing issues pertaining to public order. Volkspolizei personnel has been distributing water, food and blankets to drivers and families stuck in the traffic. "The times are changing. But the future is uncertain" says a Volkspolizei officer who wished to stay anonymous. Despite the lift of the ban on political activities, many are still refraining from expressing opinions that would have caused them troubles in the past.
 

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The government of Elbaron condemns this terrorist attack on the people of Ostmark. To attack the people you claim to represent exposes the corrupt ideology of terrorist outfits.

The Embassy of Elbaron will be open for Elbarone citizens living in the country to sign a list of condolences which will then be presented to the government of Ostmark as a sign of our solidarity.
 

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*At 11:45am, Popular music show "Ostwave Hit Parade" is suddenly interrupted by the the news jingle. A journalist in formal attire is sitting behind a desk, holding papers with both hands. Behind him, a screen is transmitting live coverage from Volksrepublikplatz, Wien*

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Anchorman Karl Berger: Guten tag, I am Karl Berger from Fernsehen der VRO and we are interrupting the ongoing broadcasts to report breaking news from Volksrepublikplatz, Wien, where witnesses are reporting the presence of elements of the People's Defense Force, positioned infront of the Palast der Volksrepubilk. As many as ten Kobra-55 battle tanks and reportedly hundreds of soldiers have sealed the area, preventing civilians and even government employees to access the square and the building. On scene, Die Volksrepublik's columnist Heinrich Obenaus will provide us more with details. Guten tag Heinrich, so what is the situation right now? Are there any confrontations between bystanders and security forces? What is the reason for their presence?

Journalist Heinrich Obenaus: Good morning Karl, yes, i am in Volksrepublikplatz now and i can confirm the presence of Voklswehr personnel and armored vehicles. It is currently unclear the reason for their presence and what they are doing exactly. So far bystanders and even Volkspolizei officers are watching the scene both with curiosity and confusion. I have attempted to ask questions but answers have been refused and i have been repeatedly invited to leave the area. At the moment i have no informations on what is going on exactly, or what is going on inside the Palace of the People's Republic, nor we are aware of the location of Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer who was supposed to be participating to a scheduled government meeting at the time when the Volkswehr occupied and sealed off the area roughly twenty minutes ago. There have been no disturbances so far but a large crowd is gathering. On the other side of the square i can hear loud voices but i can't really make up what they are saying, but from my position i can recognize the flags of the National-Syndicalist People's Party hoisted on some of the military vehicles in the square.

Anchorman Karl Berger: I see, so y- you.. hold on a sec- .. who's shouting? Who are you?? What the hell is going on..!!

Unidentified voice in the background: Please remain calm, it is not in our intention to hurt anyone! This building has now been officially occupied and seized by the People's Defense Force, please comply. Ladies and gentlemen please take your seat, we have no intention of causing any harm. Kamerad Generalfeldmarschall Otto von Wilhelmstadt has an important message for all the citizens of the People's Republic of Ostmark.


*A man in his late 60s, wearing a uniform of the People's Defense Force, moves infront of the camera. He is holding a paper in his hands*

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Citizens of the People's Republic of Ostmark,
Women and men of the People's Defense Force,
of the People's Police,
of the Border Troops,

of the People's Labor Service,

Kameraden,

The political, social and economic chaos is strangling our nation, bringing us back to the darkest days in our recent history, before the national revolution spearheaded by our Eternal and Glorious Wise Leader Horst Paul Grasser restored order, social justice and equality, upon the declaration of the 12th of October 2018, with the establishment of the People's Republic of Ostmark.

We have witnessed, with initial hope and faith in the future, the dysfunctional and uncertain government agenda promoted by newly reemerged liberal and capitalist interest groups, that in no way are acting in the interest of the nation, and in the interest of the national working classes, which we National-Syndicalists consider to be the supreme repository of power and sovereignty.

It is upon these facts and objective difficulties, that i, Otto von Wilhelmstadt, Generalfeldmarschall of the People's Defense Force, declare that the Interim People's Government presided by former Vizekanzler Ludwig Bohmer, is officially dissolved and has officially ceased to exist and operate.

Herr Bohmer is currently under custody and charged with High Treason and crimes against the working classes. He will receive a fair trial according to the law. I therefor assume the position of Commander-in-Chief of the entire military of the People's Republic of Ostmark, and the position of Interim People's Chancellor, to preside the Government of National Salvation, that will be composed by prominent members of our society, who have not renounced and betrayed the noble and eternal ideals of the National-Syndicalist People's Party and of our Eternal and Glorious Wise Leader, Kamerad Horst Paul Grasser.

Comrades,

The dream of a just and equal proletarian society envisioned by our Glorious and Eternal Wise Leader, Kamerad Horst Paul Grasser, is not dead yet! The eternal, even-burning flame of the revolution will be once again defended by the crimson Hammer and Sword of National-Syndicalism, which embodies in its ideals all the legitimate and sacred aspirations of the proletariat. We ask all citizens to remain calm and comply with security forces. The People's Defense Force is here to protect you and defend your rights.


People of Ostmark, the days of sorrow are over!

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Following the developments in the Volksrepublik Ostmark during the last few hours, the Commonwealth Foreign Office is issuing a formal travel warning for the country. Our embassy in Wien will temporarily suspend all services until further notice. We urge all our citizens in the country to remain calm and to cooperate with safety guidelines issued by local authorities.

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Elbaron

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We echo the announcement made by the Commonwealth Foreign Office of Calva. We are particularly concerned about the security situation in the territory of a northern neighbor and hope that tranquility and stability will soon return to a region that is of vital interest to our own safety and security.
 

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We will continue to closely monitor the emerging situation in Ostmark and call for restraint and social peace in this global period of transition. We urge all involved parties to exert maximum restraint for the sake of all citizens of Ostmark as well as foreign residents currently residing in the country.
 

Ostmark

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** BREAKING NEWS **

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*The live broadcast from the studios of Television Broadcasting of the People's Republic of Ostmark come back on air at 11:43PM. A man wearing a uniform of the People's Police is standing right infront of the camera.*

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Volkspolizei Oberleutnant Helmuth: Is this on? Can they see us or hear us at least?

Anchorman Karl Berger: Yes we are on air you can talk.

Volkspoilzei Oberleutnant Helmuth: Guten morgen, I am Oberleutnant Helmuth Rosenberg of Wien's Volkspolizei and i speak on behalf of Kamerad Gen.. ehm of General-Oberst Sigmund Kruger, Commander in Chief of the People's Police.

A few minutes ago the officers of the People's Police have retaken control of the building of Fernsehen der VRO with the help of the Volksmarine and elements of the Volkswehr that had previously refused to leave the barracks. The operation has been carried out successfully and without encountering resistance from Volkswehr forces loyal to Generalfeldmarschall Otto von Wilhemlstadt deployed to guard the building. No deaths or injuries are to be reported. All the civilian personnel is safe, and has not been harmed and will soon resume regular news broadcasting services.

I want to make this very clear: the coup has failed and the legitimate Interim Government is currently presided by Minister of Agriculture Herr Ludwig Krenz who was late to the government meeting held in the Palace of the People's Republic, at the time when Generalfeldmarschall von Wilhelmstadt's forces stormed the building and put government and People's Assembly members under custody. I repeat: the legitimate government, presided by Provisional Volkskanzler Ludwig Krenz, Ministry of Agriculture, is still in charge and in control of the country, the People's Police, the People's Navy, and People's Airforce, and the Grenztruppen aswell as the overwhelming majority of regular land forces. Rebel forces are now surrounded on all sides by loyalist forces at the following locations: the Palace of the People's Republic, the building of the Ministry for State Security, the building of the Ministry of Interior, and the headquarter of the People's Labor Service. It is imperative for all media agencies to restart newspaper printing and publishing to inform the population that does not have access to television or radio devices. The engineers and tecnicians of the People's National Gas and Electricity Company are working as i'm speaking to restore internet connection, which should come back to be available in a few hours.

We also report that the Grenztruppen have immediatly refused to take part to the coup and have reaffirmed their loyalty to the legitimate Interim Government presided by Provisional Volkskanzler Ludwig Krenz, Minister of Agriculture, and that the rogue units of the People's Defense Force who are taking part in the state coup attempt have been isolated and surrounded in several key locations in Wien. This is a developing event and we will continue to provide informations as soon as we receive them.

All loyalist forces are to converge I-M-M-E-D-I-A-T-L-Y in the capital city and put themselves at the disposal of their superior officers, irrespectively of what branch of the military they belong to. The Volkspolizei, the Volksmarine, the Grenztruppen and the majority of the Volkswehr are on the side of the people and the legitimate government and are wearing or displaying the tricolour flag cut in the center to be distinguished from forces aligned with Generalfeldmarschall von Wilhelmstad.

Citizens, please stay home and comply with military and law enforcement officers who are wearing the tricolour armband or waving tricolour flags cut in the center - they are NOT loyal to Generalfeldmarschall von Wilhemlstadt and they are actively operating to restore the rule of law and the legitimate Interim Government of Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer, who has been confirmed to be under arrest in the Palace of the People's Republic here in Wien, but represented in the meanwhile by Provisional Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Krenz, Minister of Agriculture.

As representative of the loyalist forces i advise you, i beg you to stay home and refrain from engaging rogue forces as they have opened fire on unarmed, peaceful demonstrations that are occuring as we speak in several areas of the city center. Stay home! Please stay home and board your windows if possible, or stay away from them if you see activities and movement on the streets. Thank you... I'm done, can i go?


Anchorman Karl Berger: Yes, yes you can go thank you and good luck. So ladies and gentlemen these were the words of General.. eh.. Oberleutnant Helmuth of the People's Police. We can now safely assume that what we had reported this morning was in fact the execution of a plan to carry out a state coup against Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer. While we are not yet sure about all the events that occured in the meanwhile, we now know for a fact that not all the branches of the military, and not all the units of the Volkswehr, have taken part to the plan. We have confirmed reports of firefights in the capital city between the Volkspolizei, supported by the Volksmarine, and the forces under the command of Generalfeldmarschall Otto von Wilhelmstadt. We will continue to provide live coverage of the events as we acquire new reliable informations.


*The broadcast is once again interrupted. An ostmarkian flag, with a hole in the middle, appears on the screens. It is accompanied by a classical melody from the 19th century*

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