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THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Benjamin H. Caldwell Building, 2401 Currigan Avenue
Charleroi 35322-2334

Secretary of State
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The Department of State is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out Federation foreign policy and international relations. Press releases on Federation foreign policy shall be released through this office for public consumption by the Secretary's staff. The current Secretary of State is Denton Graves, appointed by President Langley and confirmed by the Federation Council in 2012.


 

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PUBLIC STATEMENT

Following troubling statements by politicians in Bajorország and ongoing unrest in the country, the State Department Secretary Graves in conjunction with the Defense Department Secretary Houseman have ordered a suspension of current trials of the Bremerton class destroyer with the Pannonian navy. All Federation Navy Technicians and Officers currently assisting in the trials are to return with the trial vessel, F.N.S. Midnight Wanderer, to the nearest Federation port until such time it is decided that trials should continue or be canceled altogether.

The current unrest in Bajoria is deeply concerning to the Federation and the suppression of protestors and the uncaring attitude with which Bajorian politicians take toward how protestors are treated in their country goes against the very values that we in the Federation hold dear. We hope that cooler heads will prevail and will find a way to solve all ongoing issues peaceably and equitably.

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The Federation of Westernesse strongly condemns the practice of caning in the city state of Vrijpoort. The practice of caning is barbaric and has no place in the modern world. We have no doubt that the city fathers of Vrijpoort will reply to us singing the praises of caning as a deterrent to crime, such things have already been debated to death in the halls of the Federation Council and we have found that these types of corporal punishments are not worth the supposed crime reduction. We find it interesting that a country which praises it's multicultural strengths and social engineering would ever need such barbaric punishments. Social engineering in the Federation has reduced crime without the need for death penalties and corporal punishments.

Even more appalling is the recent sentence handed down to Rabbi Shlomo Katzenberg; Katzenberg will be caned ninety times over the course of his one year sentence. This is an unacceptable price to pay for practicing his religious beliefs in education. A fine and stripping the Rabbi of his teaching license would have been a much more appropriate sentence. It is clear that this Judge Judy takes pleasure in her sadistic sentences and by extension we must assume such sadistic tendencies are common within the Vrijpoort justice system. We urge Federation citizens to avoid Vrijpoort, lest you end up on the wrong side of what they think to be justice.


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Our counterparts in the Federation seem to enjoy as of late opining on how other countries and societies should operate. We find this to be a most distasteful practice.

The benefits of corporal punishment are many, but we need not expend much energy into explaining why. Simply look to the facts on the ground: Vrijpoort enjoys a very low crime rate and a population that upholds the rule of law together in harmony.

Vrijpoort enjoys one of the world's highest GDP rates per capita and a high quality of life. This is in part thanks to our world-class education system, which Rabbi Katzenberg illegally distorted and derided by robbing the youth under his charge of the secular education they need to succeed in the modern world. Vrijpoort has no qualm with a religious education so long as it is taught alongside a secular one.

Caning is a highly effective punishment and a deterrent to crime. It is performed by highly trained correctional officers and is done so in a way to ensure no permanent injury to the punished. Three supervisors are always on location to ensure that the caning is performed correctly. Medical staff are also present at all times. The skin should not be broken. The entire procedure is video recorded and archived to ensure proper compliance. Does it hurt? Indeed it does. That is precisely its purpose. To instil pain upon the convicted is part of their journey of atonement and rehabilitation.

Statistics Vrijpoort reports that fewer than 12% of convicted criminals who were caned as part of their sentencing reoffend in the 10 years following their caning or release from prison. Independent polls also show that 86% of people who have contemplated committing a crime have thought twice and abandoned deviant plans when thinking through the possible repercussions of caning or capital punishment.

The problem with punishing via financial penalties alone is that in a society such as ours, in which many people have tasted the fortunes of success, the writing of a cheque causes no remorse to be felt and no thought on the matter to be passed. Fines are still commonplace, especially for lessor offences, but they are only one part of our toolkit.

When asked annually, denizens of Vrijpoort overwhelmingly approve of caning as a method for criminal punishment: 82% are in favour of maintaining the practice.

This is how democracy works. We do not pass judgment or comment on the social situation or justice system in the Federation as we are sure that the good people of your country know what is best for them.

As for your warning to your citizens, warn away. The tens of thousands of Federation citizens who call Vrijpoort home seem to be happy enjoying life here. One full of business opportunity and low taxes to allow breathing room for individual creativity and freedom.

We close our response with an invitation for the Federation's ambassador in Vrijpoort, along with their staff, to attend a viewing of a caning event to see for themselves how it is conducted.

We wish you every good fortune,
Lord Archibald Pistorius Larchmont
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STATEMENT ON WITHDRAWAL FROM PANNONIAN NAVY DESTROYER TRIALS
This statement shall serve as notice that the Bremerton class destroyer will be withdrawn from trials with the Pannonian navy. Actions by the new prime minister have greatly concerned the people of the Federation, ranging from a multitude of human rights toward the Zaran people, the interference by government officials in the trial of Antonio Battara, and the general attitude toward as well as abuses toward protestors in Bajorország. The actions of Bajorország are not the actions of a democratic nation and we will not be party to the sale of weapons to a country whose government is led by corrupt and abusive politicians.

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STATEMENT ON WITHDRAWAL FROM PANNONIAN NAVY DESTROYER TRIALS

This statement shall serve as notice that the Bremerton class destroyer will be withdrawn from trials with the Pannonian navy. Actions by the new prime minister have greatly concerned the people of the Federation, ranging from a multitude of human rights toward the Zaran people, the interference by government officials in the trial of Antonio Battara, and the general attitude toward as well as abuses toward protestors in Bajorország. The actions of Bajorország are not the actions of a democratic nation and we will not be party to the sale of weapons to a country whose government is led by corrupt and abusive politicians.

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Pannonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
BIZALMAS • VERTRAULICH • RISERVATISSIMO • DÔVERNÉ • Поверљиво (Povjerljivo) • CONFIDENTIAL


In the past week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been assumed by my leadership under the Kovács Government and I am pleased to make your acquaintance. I am less pleased that my Ministry must address your peoples in such conditions of brazen hostility expressed by the Federation in its decision to remove the the Bremerton-class Destroyer from trials. I make it no secret that this class of destroyer ship is superior to the other bids in a handful of ways, but not so much as to refuse to purchase other potential entries.

You know this, I know this, Vistarika knows this, even Tarusa knows this. Yet your people virtue signal from their safe abodes an ocean away. The Federation has never known the real struggle associated to the geography of their region and the stresses that come from such neighbors. Our actions are done to keep this nation whole. The collapse of Bajoria is no ones desire. A world without this great nation is a world where every small minority believes they have a seat at the table and bites every hand that feeds it. It is a world open to the domination of neighboring empires which make no attempt to even pretend to adhere to democracy or justice, or the inherent rights of all or any people. Our process is not perfect, and of course the Federation only believes in perfection. All or nothing.

My Ministry thanks your government for your their support and their advisory in the process of our ship selection. This is a dark day for Bajoran-Federation relations and if your precious moral virtues are to be believed, a step backwards in the nurturing of Bajoran democracy. A weak Bajoria is one that will be eaten piecemeal by its neighbors, and the Federation will have the guilt on its hands when first Zara, and then the rest of Bajoria is swallowed whole.

As a diplomat it is my responsibility to inform you that we will continue to walk closer towards those who will help keep Bajoria whole. It is our intention to purchase ships from Serbovia and Tarusa. Your betrayal will be long remembered.

Sincerely,
Karl Friedrich Schönbrunn
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REPUBBLICA DI REMION ~ REMION REPUBLIC
Communication #0008; Public: □ │ Reserved: □ │ Top Secret: ■
Remion Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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To @The Federation authorities,
Dear Secretary of State Denton Graves, the Republic of Remion would like to discuss the possibility of deploying some units of your Navy within the Port Tien area, in the waters of the Asakaze Sea, with the intention of acting as a deterrent for the surrounding nation in case they want violating the sovereignty of the territory of Porto Tien itself. If you accepts, the Republic of Remion is willing to finance the mission economically for the entire duration of the stay in the territorial waters of Porto Tien. In the area, some units of the Remion Navy would still remain, with which you could start exercises in order to improve the capabilities of the respective fleets.

Minister: Federico Bertone
 

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TO: Minister Frederico Bertone

The Federation would be more than happy to conduct a joint exercise with Remion, our assets in Polytopika could be easily re-tasked for such an occasion. However we find the request for units to be stationed in Porto Tien for security to be sudden and peculiar. Our intelligence sources in the region have not notified us of any unrest in the area of Madaray or your colony of Porto Tien. Perhaps you could further enlighten us as to the nature of this operation?

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REPUBBLICA DI REMION ~ REMION REPUBLIC
Communication #0008; Public: □ │ Reserved: □ │ Top Secret: ■
Remion Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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To @The Federation authorities,

The Republic of Remion, through its secret services, confirms the analysis of "calm" present in the territory of the silk sea. But the presence of the Navy in the waters of Porto Tien is quite different. In addition to guaranteeing respect for the territorial waters and the exclusive use of the exclusive economic zone of Remion, the navy in the area acts as a guarantee for the more than 3 million citizens who live in that area. The movement of key naval units of the fleet from Porto Tien to Remion could alarm the local political class, which is proud of the presence of a conspicuous number of ships to guarantee their independence.

Minister: Federico Bertone
 

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TO: Minister Frederico Bertone

Having spoken with the President's National Security Advisor and other defense officials I can happily state that we will be able to provide units for a military exercise and, should it come to it, as a deterrent to forces in the area surrounding Porto Tien. We hope that this will be the start of more military cooperation in the future, especially considering the instability currently growing in the neighborhood of Remion. Our navy will being coordinating with your own as soon as is possible for the deployment of our ships to your colony.

Denton Graves
Federation Secretary of State

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