Götköping's Northern Council Meeting

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  1. Pohjanmaa

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    Rilke-Schrödinger chuckled, "We're more than willing to sign with out you." He mumbled to his other aid who passed a note to the Batavians reading,
    Should the charter not be signed before the end of this day, Mr. Rilke-Schrödinger will end this summit and table it for an infinite hiatus.

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    'Please see Article Iv, paragraph IV for the written addition. This is the final charter unless there are objections, of which I sincerely hope there are none more.'

     
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    "While Article IV, clause four is a solid clause we again feel it lacks flexibility and calls for French in name. Again, we see no problem with the original private clause and are curious why it cannot be accepted and implemented in the same manner in which the recently written Article IV, clause four has been? Perhaps because it was written by our delegation? At this rate that seems to be the biggest problem, and if this is the case our nation has little reason to continue with this venture. So we'd like to know otherwise why our call for the private option was rejected? For the sake of good will, we'll edit our clause and present it again here,"
    To control costs of interpretations and translations further additions to the list of official languages is strongly discouraged even with further expansion of permanent member states. The Northern Council offers services in seven languages which may be chosen by any future states to act as their mode of operation. Expansion nation states are however allowed to maintain their own privately financed and maintained translation services that are accepted as legitimate bodies housed at the Northern Council. Translations produced will not be officially approved translations for the Northern Council until they achieve official status with the stamp of approval of the Great Council.​
     
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    'The Tyskreicher proposal is on the floor and I would like to know if there are any objections. For the sake of time, ladies and gentlemen, I implore all of you to accept this and move on so we can sign. If need be we can readdress this issue at a later time, nothing is set in stone. What is more important is ensuring the greater success of this organisation. I must say that I am disappointed with all parties for their unwillingness to compromise.'
     
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    "Our delegations feels that we've been quite accommodating. We've played with various different possible solutions and time after time, we're finding that the private option makes the most sense. We'd like to know why anything less than an open free for all of languages proposed by the Celts is impossible? Where is Celtic compromise? Again, fail this, we're more than willing to promote a Northern Council sans the Gaelic language. In fact, we'd be willing to include French officially if Gaelic is removed. Another potential compromise from our delegation..."
     
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    "The Skånskige proposal is acceptable and as the Charter reflects that change, I am authorized to sign it."
     
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    'Clarification is needed. Does your delegation approve of the latest version of the charter as posted or with the proposal from Tyskreich?'
     
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    "Our delegation refuses to sign and demands the removal of the Gaelic language for any possible Tysken signature. This demand is based upon the lack of class and complete and utter disregard shown by the Eireannic delegation in these proceedings."
     
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    'While I agree that more compromise from certain member would be appreciated and is certainly warranted, the demand for the removal of the Gaelic language is out of order. That is a language of a founding member.'

    A note was passed to the Eireann delegation:

    I can understand your frustration, but for the sake of the entire organisation and not just egos, can we approve of the clause that includes private funding for other languages, but removes French in particular?
     
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    Rilke-Schrödinger stood up, "Then perhaps a certain member should act with more class and a better sense of what goes on in this world. There are two options for our signature. Our private option or the aforementioned option combined with the removal of Gaelic. We will not compromise any further nor concede on either of the points of these two options. This meeting is dreadfully close to ending without a Tyskreich signature."
     
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    O'Donell nearly laughs out loud when hearing the Tyskreich talk about class. 'The Tyskreich doesn't even know what class is', O'Donell thinks to himself and gets ready to give Rilke-Schrödinger a lesson when a note is handed to him.

    Reading the note passed to him by Van Vliet, O'Donell frowns as he mulls over it for a moment. Looking at the Tyskreich then over at the Batavië, he takes a pad of paper and writes his own note. Folding it, O'Donell hands it to his aide to take to the Foreign Minister Van Vliet.

    Mr. Van Vliet, though I am of the opinion that the Tyskreich are an uncompromising lot, you seem to feel that this organization could not survive without them, so with that in consideration, I will compromise even further and agree to the "private option" but only as a favor to you and your government.

    Waiting for the note to be delivered and read, O'Donell rises.

    "Mr. Van Vliet, as it is the only way to get the Tyskreich Republic to sign the charter, the Kingdom of Éireann will go with the private option."



    The official stylization for Éireann would be Rioghacht Éireann
     
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    Van Vliet scribbled a note back, feeling sorry for his neighbours. Truthfully he was equally, if not more annoyed with the Tyskreicher Chancellor, but he wouldn't dare confront them about it now. Once the charter was signed, disagreements would be plentiful, but they would work together through and through.

    I appreciate so very much your favour and I apologise for the behviour of this meeting. I promise you that this organisation will bring plenty of benefits to make it all worthwhile.

    With that taken care of, he presented the latest version, and hopefully last, of the treaty.

    'Ladies and gentlemen, please let this be the final version. See the Article on languages, last paragraph for the controversial section. If this is all in order, let us sign, go home, rest, and tomorrow start the work of this organisation.'

     
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    Rilke-Schrödinger sat down. He was confused, perplexed even. He fully expected to be walking out the door and yet he had gotten what he wanted. Obviously the magic work of Van Vliet, because the Celts were not only and uncompromising bunch they seemed to always believe they were in the right. A terrible trait and he only wished his father had shot more of them during the Great War. Although perhaps the Great War was where their animosity stemmed from in the first place. He rubbed both of his eyes, in all honesty he was sure that the Celts would attempt to exert payback sometime. Surely a problem for the future. He looked around, "Can some one pass me a pen?"
     
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    Van Vliet was so relieved he didn't bother hiding it. With a smile he removed his favourite and personal fountain pen, a gift he received when last visiting Arendaal. He stood, walked over to the Tyskreicher Chancellor and placed it before him and the charter.

    President Joost van Randburg also stood and decided that he would use the same pen. The leaders in the room gathered around to sign, passing the pen between them.

    Van Vliet had used quite a few political bargaining points today, but he knew it was well worth it. His clever diplomacy had once again paid off. Only one man in the world could work for both an oppressive communist regime one day and a staunchly capitalist one the next.

    'Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to congratulate all of you for making this day such an historic one for Northern Europe and all of our peoples. I hope that the members of the Great Council are chosen soon and that Northern Parliament elections will soon after be organised. I hope to meet these new regional diplomats in Hilversum very soon. We are on the way to a better Northern Europe, a better future.'

    The press came in to take pictures and footage of the smiles and shaking hands, even though there were still a few back room differences that would take time to work out.

    OOC: ok, now it is time for all of us to pester kapi and xenn to give us a private forum so that we can start RPing this baby and implement our new ideas.
     

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