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    Office of the Foreign Minister
    The Elbener Ambassador has been summoned to the Royale Palace to fully & truly explain your presence in the Implarian Sea. Of which half of our Great Southern Kingdom borders.

    The benefit of the doubt is currently given. We are well within our internationale rights as much of those waters are within our sphere of influence as well.

    Fernando Torres
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    Communique 2019-01-02/02
    Marked: General

    To His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Justosia, Senor Fernando Torres;
    From Gerhard Schenk Graf von Schlabrendorff, His Majesty's Minister of Foreign Affairs:

    Greetings!

    Dear Sir,
    In reply to your summoning of the Elbener ambassador, due to the Christmas holiday, Elben has not yet dispatched a legation to Avalon. This will be rectified in the new year. Regarding your request for information regarding Elben's presence in the Implarian Ocean, the crown colony of the Augustine Islands has existed for several hundred years. Due to its small size and relative isolation, I understand it is overlooked by many. The crown colony is in fact on the other side of the ocean, seventy degrees of longitude away from Justosia. I hope this resolves this issue to your satisfaction.

    Most cordially yours,
    Gerhard Schlabrendorff, etc.
     
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    Elbener Zeitung, the newspaper of record of the Kingdom of Elben.

    AURARIA, PELASGIA, JUSTOSIA FLEETS SET FOR RENDEZVOUS
    Justosian fleet to Brecosta for defense exercises to be monitored

    News sources from the Republic of Auraria and the Empire of Pelasgia are reporting fleets from the two states have been sortied to monitor the Justosian group that has sailed to Brecostan waters for exercises with Justosia's ally Occitania. Justosia, an island state off the southeast coast of Himyar, had previously come to Occitania's aid in fighting communists on the island of Brecosta.

    Aurarian and Pelasgian officials are said to see Justosia's recent naval build-up followed by its naval group's entry into the Hamar Sea to be an intrusion and have informed Justosia its presence is not welcome.

    Officials at the foreign ministry in Eschenbach had no comment. Sources on background indicate that this could lead to another international incident. Already there are reports from Crotobaltislavonia of calls for increased spending on long range aircraft able to strike beyond the landlocked state.
     
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    FLASH: CALEDONIA INVITED TO JOIN COUNCIL OF THE NORTH
    Invitation comes while Queen Julian of Gunnland is visiting Elben

    In a morning meeting of the Council of the North, delegates voted unanimously to extend an invitation to Caledonia, which, if it accepts, would be the first member to join the three charter members, Geotri, Gunnland, and Elben.

    At a brief photo opportunity after the historic vote, Count Mellenthin of Elben and Beata MacBenach of Gunnland provided a few comments. Said the count, "This is a good move for the North, Catholic and united. A long time coming."

    This comes while Queen Julian is in Eschenbach along with Leader Blackthorn for high level talks with His Majesty. Sources within the foreign ministry indicate the invitation to Caledonia was one of the first topics covered. Others include basing rights for Elben's navy at a Gunnish port and possibly Chinde in Port Stanley as well as strengthening Gunnish army forces in Elben.
     
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    Elbener Zeitung, the newspaper of record of the Kingdom of Elben.

    INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS

    OSTMARK UNVEILS YOUTH LEAGUES, MEASURES EQUALIZING PAY
    Talk of husbands and fathers contrasted with measures to destroy the family

    Vice Chancellor Ludwig Bohmer unveiled measures to reorganize the national syndicalist youth organization, providing young men with, "means and the know how to contribute to the moral and material progress of the Volksrepublik." Herr Bohmer went on, "Through labour, husbands and fathers will provide bread for their families, and with that, true freedom and happiness will be achieved."

    Herr Bohmer in his remarks also announced the formation of a girls group to provide young women with skills so that, "never again a girl shall lack the means to become a mother, or feed her children... [T]o become free women in a free society founded on equality and proletarian solidarity." Herr Bohmer announced that the Volksrat had approved a law guaranteeing equal pay for men and women.

    Once again we're seeing the cross purposed of these ideologies that are not based in the natural law. They want to build up young men to be providers, but at the same time they are effectively empowering women to not need men at all except what is necessary to father a child.

    As a colleague noted recently, "The decline of marriage [in secular Gallogermania] is real. And one of the factors is the decline in male income relative to female. Survey after survey shows that women don’t tend to marry men who earn less (or even the same) as they do. Why? Part of it’s surely grounded in that horror, mammalian biology. Women far more than men are willing to sacrifice career advancement to spend time raising their children. Imagine that, giving up valuable hours spent [at work] to ensure your children’s safety and happiness."

    And now Ostmark has set itself firmly on the path that others have followed to social ruin. Once the descent down the slippery slope begins, families are destroyed and all that is left is individuals at the mercy of the collective.

    Father Pawel Jablonski of the Elbener Institute of Christian Family Life is an occasional columnist for Elbener Zeitung.
     
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    CBS CHESS RANKINGS SYSTEM CRITICIZED
    Royal champion and chessmaster says ratings inflation rampant

    Wilhelm Keith, royal champion and court chessmaster, held a press conference yesterday in the wake of the release of the latest Crotobaltislavonian chess federation ratings. According to the release, the top four masters of CBS have higher ratings than Herr Keith, whose own rating under the Melo system is 2445.

    At the conference, Herr Keith was blunt in his criticisms, "It's been clear now that CBS Chess has been finding ways to inflate the ratings of its top players, including backroom decisions on winners and losers, and strategies when playing in international tournaments to avoid ratings-damaging losses. I challenge any of those players to meet me for a series of matches to show who is truly the best! I will even use a well studied opening such as the Retalian to give them an edge."
     
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    SCHACHBUND ACCEPTS CBS CHESS CHALLENGE
    Keith's seconds are making arrangements to face Živković

    Royal champion and court chessmaster Wilhelm Keith has accepted the challenge laid down by Fraulein Milica Živković of CBS Chess. The Elbener master's seconds have been dispatched to make arrangements for a test match between Herr Keith and Fraulein Živković, one of the four CBS players whose Melo rating is higher than Herr Keith's of 2445. Fraulein Živković is listed as having a ranking of 2510. The test match is expected to take place at the Grand Hotel in Lenz on the shores of the Innensee in the coming days. A sticking point is reported to be whether live television coverage will be allowed.

    In his statement to the press in accepting the challenge, Herr Keith noted that it will be almost too easy, "They are sending a girl to do a man's work. I have studied her games; there is nothing to fear."
     
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    CHESS MATCH TIED 1-1
    Keith: "First game was a fluke, second showed what I can do"

    After some drama in the run-up as Royal Chessmaster Wilhelm Keith and Fraulein Milica Živković disagreed on television coverage, the first game of the match was held at the Grand Hotel in Lenz. The pair were seated at a table on a stage before a live audience and television cameras. In the first game, Fraulein Živković defeated Herr Keith in what observers called a decisive victory. Said one, "Despite playing white, Keith just never got going." Afterward, Herr Keith told the press, "There was some kind of hum from the equipment. I've asked the TV crews to check their gear."

    The next day, the two combatants were at their places. In game two, Herr Keith was black and Fraulein Živković was white. The game was exactly the opposite as the first game as Herr Keith employed a brilliant King's Vangalan Defense to halt white's attack and launch a counterattack. By the end, down to only a knight and a bishop, white's king was surrounded and checkmated. Elbener Zeitung's chess panel all agreed that Herr Keith had gotten back on form.

    Game three will be held tomorrow and then there will be a rest day.
     
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    MEN CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER FOR LOAGO
    Despite the withdrawal of the Elbener Brigade, volunteers are headed south

    Despite the recent withdrawal of the last elements of the Elbener Brigade, a force of volunteers that was a component of Caledonia's so-called PACFOR, individual Elbeners continue to travel to Loago to join that country's security forces. Elben has recognized Loago, but has not officially participated in military support measures; however, subjects of His Majesty continue to be released to aid Loago in its current fight against the communists.

    Many who travel south join up under false identities. They cite the slaughter of the Lerner family in a terror attack last year or the brutal killing of a nurse earlier this winter. Many seek adventure in Himyar. Not a few are veterans of the Elbener Brigade who want to rejoin their comrades who stayed behind.

    Said one man before boarding his flight, "We went down there to fight for God. Now we're going back to fight for ourselves."
     
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    FLASH: HM HEALTH CRISIS GROWS
    Palace admits His Majesty has taken a turn

    Since last year, His Majesty has been in poor health, missing ceremonies and other events. At Christmas Court, he appeared better, but now officials at the New Palace are admitting that HM's illnesses have returned with renewed vigor.

    Members of the House of Eschenbach have been arriving at the palace since yesterday to join the vigil. A physician has stated that HM is awake, but his signs are weak. He has received the Last Rites and priests from the Royal Archabbey remain present. New Cardinal von Eberstein is said to have a plane ready should he think it necessary to come home from the consistory in progress in Tibur.

    Outside the New Palace crowds have continued to grow since rumors began earlier this week that HM had taken to bed and was near death. Candlelit vigils have been held nightly across Elben despite the recent fall in overnight temperatures.
     
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    THE KING IS DEAD
    His Majesty fell asleep in the Lord at 0447

    Across the country, Elbeners awoke to the sound of bells announcing His Majesty's death. Surrounded by family and with the sounds of prayers in his ears, His Majesty King Friedrich Maria departed this europe at 0447 this morning. Requiéscat in pace.

    His Majesty King Karl Maria VIII met later in the morning with the great officers and ministers of state at the chancellery. HM has been serving in his father's place for some time. At that meeting, he formally proclaimed the period of mourning.

    His Majesty King Friedrich Maria IX was born on March 25, 1941 in the Yellow Room of the Old Palace in Eschenbach. Crown Prince Friedrich was taught by private tutors until age twelve, when he was enrolled in St. Mark's School where he graduated with great honor.

    When his father died in 1960, His Majesty ascended the throne at age nineteen, the youngest to do so since medieval times. In 1965, he married Countess Nina von und zu Oberschlossberg who bore him five children: Karl Maria, 1971; Maria Alexia, 1996; Maria Louisa, 1974, Maria Sophia, 1974; and Maria Angela, 1976, Her Majesty was stricken with cancer and died in 1981.
     
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    KANZLERAMNT DER VOLKSREPUBLIK OSTMARK

    The Volksrepublik Ostmark sends its most heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and the entire Elbener nation for the death of His Majesty the King Friedrich Maria IX, who will be remembered in history as a wise and generous Monarch who relentlessly defended his people and the interests of his Nation, aswell as for the conservation of friendly and warm relations between Ostmark and Elben despite the deep social and political differences between our nations.

    As a show of friendship and respect, we hereby announce that a new street in Wien will be named after His Majesty.

    Sincerely,
    Volkskanzler Horst Paul Grasser
    Kanzleramnt der Volksrepublik Ostmark
     
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    Pelasgian Empire
    Ministry of External Affairs
    Public Communiqué

    Propontis, 10 February 2019.
    ΑΣ 99/15/2018 (Δημόσιον)

    To whom it may concern,

    The Pelasgian Empire would like to offer its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the People of the Kingdom of Elben for the most disheartening loss of their Sovereign. Having recently lost an Emperor of our own, we can understand the pain the Elbeners must me going through from such a perilous and tragic event.

    His Imperial Majesty has asked me to extend His own condolences, though further communication between the Houses of Pelasgia and of Elben is to take place in private, for the sake of decency and respect to the dead. It has been decreed by the Government of Pelasgia that the flag of the Pelasgian Embassy and Consulates in Elben are to fly at half a mast with a black pennant of mourning.

    May the late King of Elben find peace in the loving embrace of our Lord in Heaven. And long live the new King, that he may match and surpass the glory and honour of King Friedrich Maria IX, a tall task for any most certainly.

    Signed and sealed,

    Emmanouīl Avgīros
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    Government of Pelasgia
     
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    Dear Kingdom of Elber,
    the Grand Duchess, Her Royal Highness Isabella I of Lars, makes her deepest condolences to the entire nation of Elben for her loss. To demonstrate the vicinity of the Grand Duchy for the departure of the King of Elben, today in the Cathedral of Pisa will be held a special leturgical celebration to commemorate His Majesty King Friedrich Maria.

    The government also joins the Real House of Lars and sends its deepest condolences to the nation of Elben.

    The Grand Duchy of Lars
    Her Royal Highness The Grand Duke (Granduchessa) of Lars
    Primo Ministro Xeno Marino di Lars
     
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    The Empire of Azraq and Imperial Household especially send their most sincere condolences to the people of the Kingdom of Elben and the family of HM King Friedrich Maria. Although we are separated by thousands of miles and sea and land, and are of different faiths, the passing of a great sovereign is a sad moment for a humanity as a whole.

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    On behalf of His Majesty the King, I wish to thank all those who have sent condolences on the death of his father King Friedrich IX. They are appreciated during this time of mourning and remembrance. It is asked that His late Majesty be remembered in the prayers of the Faithful.

    Yours gratefully,
    Gerhard Schlabrendorff, etc.
     
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    While the death of King Frederich IX is regrettable, the continued failure by the new crown princess of the Konigreich to disavow any claim to the deposed throne is concerning. To ensure that our bilateral relationship remains positive, the Republique Séraziniste would be much obliged if some clarity could be provided.

    Bernard Lavosnier || Commissar
     
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    RIGSFÆLLESSKABET
    DETTE HJØRNE AF JORDEN SMILER FOR MIG MERE END NOGET ANDET


    Departementet for de Udenlandske Anliggender
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    Ingen begrænsning - (No restrictions)

    Her Majesty’s Government in her due diligence and most earnest of condolences on behalf of both Queen Katrine Frederikke, Queen of the Two Kingdoms of Jyskerige and Østveg, Queen of Scanians, Warden of the Gothic, Protector of the North, Defender of the Faith, and her peoples, of comprehensive nature including the Two Kingdoms of Jyskerige and Østveg, as well as their realms, Dronning Ragnhild Land and Finner og Isørerne.

    In a most poignant display of respect for the death of a fellow monarch, our flags and banners shall wave at half mast for the entirety of the month of February.

    The February of only one year past was when our Two Kingdoms shed tears due to the accident that would cause the fatal injury of our beloved His Majesty Carl Frederick VI. Subsequently, not a single nation from the Council of the North bloc have recognized Queen Katrine Frederikke in her rightful place. This most egregious and erroneous of circumstances have thusforth placed our Two Kingdoms in a state of disrespect. Her Majesty’s Government find it most unfortunate that this end of a great life be the only means in which we may correspond.


    While it must surely be known that as a parliamentary democracy, Her Majesty’s Government has moved into the hands of a new Government led by Prime Minister Birger Ola Hansson, who without any doubt believes in peace and the tranquility of nations, and extends a hand to those in mourning. This hand comes freely without circumstance other than sincerest friendship and hope that our Kingdoms may once again see one another with the same dignity and respect afforded to each other as our forefathers once did just thirteen short months ago.

    Long live the King.


    Med vennlig hilsen,

    Lotta Folkesson
    Utanriksministeren
     
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    Elbener Zeitung, the newspaper of record of the Kingdom of Elben.

    THOUSANDS PASS BY AS FRIEDRICH LIES IN STATE
    People wait in lines many blocks long to view their king

    As His Majesty King Friedrich Maria IX lies in state at City Hall in Eschenbach, many many thousands have traveled to the capital to pay their respects and show their support.

    Lines extending blocks wait day and night for their chance to file past and say a brief prayer. Books of remembrance have been set out for those waiting to write notes to His late Majesty's family expressing their sympathy and sharing memories of their king. Many pass the time by joining together in hymns and prayers led by members of the clergy who are waiting in line as well.

    When the period of lying in state concludes, the body will be transported to Corpus Christi Cathedral where a Requiem Mass will be sung. After, it will be taken below to the royal crypt to join that of Queen Nina.
     
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    We are shocked at the news about the death of His Majesty King Friedrich Maria IX of Elben. We remember the King as a wise man who was concerned about the well-being of his people and the people outside his country. The flag at the Eiffelloretalian embassy and all Eiffelloretalian embassies will be flown half-mast with a black pennant of mouring during the complete mourning period. We will remember the King in our prayers. We wish His Majesty King Karl Maria God’s blessing and all the strength he will need in the coming period. We also wish him all the wisdom he needs as the new King of Elben.

    Albrecht von Dietz-Hadamar, King of Eiffelland, Grand-Duke of Retalia
    Roland Rheinfeld, Chancellor
     

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