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CARIA CELEBRATES SEVEN YEARS SINCE ABOLITION OF MONARCHY - LARGE PARADE HELD - LONG WEEKEND FOR ALL CARIANS
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NAUPLIA. Stores, businesses and government offices remained closed on Sunday, as the nation celebrated the seventh year anniversary of the abolition of the monarchy and the proclamation of the current Republic. Throughout the streets of the capital, thousands lined up to observe a large military parade outside parliament and the former royal (now presidential) palace. Following the military detachments were also many civilian groups, such as trade unions and cultural associations, which had volunteered to host festivities throughout Nauplia in collaboration with the official authorities. Similar festivities also occurred in other cities throughout Caria, including even such former royalist strongholds as Anaktora and Thoricus.

The holiday seems to have caught on, in no small part due to the three-day weekend granted to all Carians by law when the holiday falls on a Sunday, such as this year. "Free music, plenty of wine and one day off work—what's there not to like?" said Alexandros, a twenty-one year old student at the University of Nikaia. Like many his age, Alexandros prefers to message of national unity and civic equality represented by Republic Day, in contrast to the former holiday of the King's birthday which it replaced. That holiday had been criticised as laughable in a modern society founded on meritocracy and equality. Yet, according to one pensioner by the name of Demosthenes, the King's birthday "represented a level of class and finesse that the current holiday could never live up to." A small minority of Carians (around 20%) remain supportive of monarchy even seven years after the referendum that saw the last Carian King reduced to a normal citizen, with a job and rent.

It is precisely the question of job and rent that has a few, such as small business owner Petros, annoyed at the three-day weekend. "If the Republic wants to score political points with the common man, it need not do so on my dime," he told a reporter for
I Nea Politeia, before adding: "I disliked the King because he took my taxes to make fancy palaces with; I didn't abolish him so I those taxes could buy 21-year old students free beers!" The Nauplia Chamber of Commerce seems to disagree with Petros, having instead donated generously to Republic Day celebrations—but then, there are always those for whom a holiday is nothing but a waste of productive time. Still, for most Carians (around 70%) the celebration remains as popular as the abolition of the monarchy itself.
GOVERNMENT CONCLUDES TRADE DEAL, LOWERING FUEL COSTS

PROPONTIS (INTERNATIONAL REPORT). During a press conference following a meeting with his Pelasgian counterpart, Trade Minister Markos Stavrides announced that a free trade agreement had been concluded between the two countries, thereby granting Carian consumers and firms access to Pelasgian oil at a cheaper price. In return, Caria has eased trade restrictions on several Pelasgian imports, including automobiles and consumer electronics. The two countries have also reached agreements regarding the construction of harbour infrastructure to import Pelasgian oil and natural gas into Caria, as well as a long-term partnership between various industrial sectors. Critics attacked the government for yielding on pressure for cheaper oil instead of protecting Carian industry from Pelasgian competition, while others stated that not enough was being done to expand free trade between the two countries. Noting this, Trade Minister Stavrides told reporters: "Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I'm just making sure Carians can have affordable oil, while opening up some new markets for our own products."

NAUPLIA DEFEATS ANAKTORA 3-2, CONQUERING 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP

ANAKTORA. Asteras Nauplias F.C. defeated Anaktora's own A.S.A. F.C. 3-2, thereby conquering the title of champion for the 2021-2022 season. The team from Nauplia has had a rough four years since nearly filing for insolvency in 2018, as a result of years of mismanagement and severe fines related to corruption scandals. After being bought by Pelasgo-Carian chemical industry magnate Ion Sarantoglou, Asteras was able to recover, beating out both league frontrunners (Pannikaïkos F.C. of Nikaia and A.O.Th. F.C. of Thoricus), before defeating A.S.A. inside its own stadium, at Anaktora. Minor scuffles occurred between celebrating fans of the Nauplian team and disbelieving Anaktorans, as well as fans of Nikaia and Thoricus who had come to the central Carian city to cheer the Anaktoran team on. According to social media, Mr. Sarantoglou also got into a shouting match with the owner of the rival team, Mr. Vasileios Kypselides, who challenged the Nauplian team's owner to a fight but left in his car before that could occur.
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The Res Publica congratulates the People of Caria on the anniversary of the foundation of their Republic. We wishour neighbours continued prosperity, peace and stability and assure Caria of our continued good neighbor approach.
 
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