Imposition of TEZ Engelsea [attn: all]

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  1. Beautancus

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    CONFEDERATED REPUBLIC OF BEAUTANCUS
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE of the OFFICE for the ADMINISTRATION of GOVERNMENT,
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    Panopticon, 1477 Albemarle Avenue,
    Welmonton, City of Welmonton, CRB, 58362


    The League of Four Nations appreciates that the current circumstances in the Engelsea provide a not insignificant disruption in and to the ability of the civilian maritime industries of some few nations in the region to conduct their business in a normal manner. None have been, are or shall be more disturbed than those of No.C.R.E.R., for whom alternative accommodations and recompense have been made. We encourage our regional partners to institute similar programs, or at least consider similar policies, in order to alleviate any possible pressures placed upon the tradesmen of their nations experiencing similar disruptions.

    Until the state of anarchy and general conflict in the western territory of the failed state of Burgundy is at an end, it is impossible for the Armed Forces of the League of Four Nations to guarantee the safety or freedom of travel of civilian air or maritime traffic from neutral countries through the waters of the Engelsea. It is therefore my duty to inform those Nations of the Civilized Order as and alike with those lesser Powers and Principalities of the uncultured and Fictional orders of the imposition of a Total Exclusion Zone, or TEZ in and above the waters of the Engelsea, in particular that portion between and focused upon the western coast of Gallia (the so-called Burgundian People's Republic) until such time as the aforementioned state of affairs is satisfactorily resolved. This zone should be understood to extend inland to the easternmost frontier of the failed successor state, Neustria.

    The League is and ever shall remain committed to the freedom of travel and guarantee of safe conduct for civilian, mercantile and/or otherwise non-combatant entities upon the oceans and seas of the world. The Thaumantic Domain has been committed to this principle since the very inception of our Order in the New World - verily, this Order is the reason such principles exist at all in the world today. We ask you to remember this in the coming days and weeks, as the League brings the abandoned and ungoverned territory of western Burgundy into a state of Civilized Order.

    As the resumption of regular air and mercantile traffic over and through the Engelsea is possible, the League will suspend enforcement of this TEZ. Until that time, any and all unauthorized traffic within the TEZ will be viewed as an enemy combatant and will be immediately interdicted or engaged as such. The lives of the servicemen and women of the Armed Forces of the League depend upon this assurance of security, as does the future of a free West Burgundy - we ask for your cooperation and understanding in this process.

    Heed this warning for what it is, do not interfere in the execution of Operation Domain of Democracy, and a more normalized and generally acceptable state of affairs shall again prevail in the Engelsea.

    With the compliments of


    First-Lord Galen Albrecht,
    Secretary of the Department of Defense, Confederated Republic of Beautancus,
    League of the Four Nations of the Thaumantic Domain
     
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    The Commonwealth of Nedernesia requests a more detailed description and maps of the affected area. As a neutral bystander in this conflict and as a naval trading country, freedom of navigation through international waters is of vital importance to our country. We certainly understand the need for certain wartime exclusion zones to avoid potentially dangerous conversions of military and civilian traffic. We do not, however, understand the language used in the Cussian announcement that can, at present, be interpreted as either a partial exclusion zone nearer the Burgundian coast or a wider exclusion zone affecting more of the Engelsea. Thus our request for precise detail.

    Either way a solution will have to be found quickly as international maritime traffic will need to find a route through some area of the Engelsea international waterways that stay clear of military areas.

    We thank our Cussian counterparts in advance for their cooperation.
     
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    CONFEDERATED REPUBLIC OF BEAUTANCUS
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE of the OFFICE for the ADMINISTRATION of GOVERNMENT,
    OFFICE for the SECRETARY of DEFENSE
    Panopticon, 1477 Albemarle Avenue,
    Welmonton, City of Welmonton, CRB, 58362


    Partners in and around Gallo-Germania, the Old World beyond, and in direct response to inquiries made by our inestimable colleagues in the Nedernesian ORC, while it was of some comfort that text files are still able to be transferred between hemispheric and regional supernets with relative ease, recent difficulties in the transfer and translation of pertinent satellite imagery and navigations data are most troubling. Domain/League Joint-Armed Forces (D/LJAF) specialists have identified a number of possible atmospheric weather-based anomalies that might have played some role in the corruption or outright transmission failures. The possibility of interference from outside parties has also not been ruled out, and our gifted men and women in uniform remain committed to ferreting out the truth of the matter come what may.

    That said, in the time since the initial imposition of TEZ Engelsea, the vigor with which the Joint-Armed Forces of the League engaged in Operation Domain of Democracy have pursued the objectives assigned to them has necessitated a careful reevaluation of many of the conditions and variable factors leading to BURCOM's original recommendations for the implementation of TEZ Engelsea. In light of this reevaluation, it is the opinion of the League of Four Nations that the entirety of the Engelsea need not be closed to all civilian mercantile traffic. Nor should or shall the full force of the implicit declaration of a no-fly zone extend to encompass the whole of the area originally projected - but we warn all of our regional partners that the adjustments to imposed no-fly zone are far less extensive.

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    The adjusted extent of TEZ Engelsea

    As you can see, access to a route for North-South through the Engelsea, via the Insular Channel in the general vicinity of the Londijou coast, is now perfectly possible and viable. No further adjustments to the Zone are required for any points East of this line falling within the shaded area, as they are an active war zone at present, and an ungoverned, untaxed territory abandoned by a succession of failed state governments that attempted to assert their claims to [Western Burgundy].

    There is no legitimate international custom to be had in these ports as yet, though we assure our partners throughout the region and around the world that the Domain is and will ever remain committed to the correction of this inexcusably sorry state of affairs. We have all suffered under the miserable tyranny of this divisive uncertainty for more than long enough.



    First-Lord Galen Albrecht,
    Secretary of the Department of Defense, Confederated Republic of Beautancus,
    League of the Four Nations of the Thaumantic Domain







    OOC: Many extra special thanks to Clarenthia for getting that map together for me so quickly. A thing of true beauty and utility, as is ever the case with his cartography.
     
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    The Socialist World Republic rejects the imposition of such illegal restrictions upon international waters by Domain forces and maintains the freedom of the high seas in the face of Engellish Imperial ambitions. We remind Roanoke that the World Republic views the military adventurism of the Thaumantic Domain in Burgundy as an illegal invasion of a sovereign nation and as such, we have neither desire nor intention to comply with demands to enable a smoother subjugation of the Burgundian peoples.

    Shipping from the World Republic will continue uninterrupted in the Engelsea and we maintain the right to do so, including travel to and from ports of the Burgundian Peoples Republic, which we maintain is the legitimate government of all of Burgundy and whose people we continue to support with humanitarian shipments, even though we maintain neutrality in military matters. Interference or outright attacks upon ships flying the flag of the World Republic will be seen as an act of piracy and responded to as such.

    We had hoped that the visit of our President to the nations of the Domain would help to contain the war in Burgundy and foster a spirit of peace. This blatant escalation of the war and the spirit of Domain arrogance displayed therein can only be called deplorable and will not be tolerated by our government.

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    Our friends in the Southern Socialist State are quick to condemn Domain assistance to our allies in Neustria, yet could not be found to question the Pilau Cabal’s invasion of Neustria prior to Thaumantican intervention.
    Does President Trumm share the WER’s pledge not to target civilian personnel and property, or does she stand with the East Burgundian militia who refused to commit to this basic pledge?

    The West Engell Republic welcomes fair criticism in a conflict that has pitted us against non-state militants pressed into service to East Burgundian actors, of whom we can find no record of the SWR recognizing prior to our entry on the side of Neustrian Independence. When sensible minds prevail through the power vacuum in the east, we will be the first at the table to begin negotiating cessation of armed conflict, and we will also be the first to put our military to review for damages done unfairly or illegally to our partners in Neustria who have been looted and kidnapped by their former compatriots.

    Neustria has declared its independence and will follow the path of democracy under Thaumantic Domain, where liberty and responsibility are indivisible. In the WER’s view SWR flagged vessels and citizens may exercise their liberty to roam and navigate unmolested, but they must be ready to bear responsibility for their actions when they infringe upon the safety or liberty of others.

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    August 19, 2019
    The Honorable Louis Redd
    Chief Secretary of State
    Department of Foreign Affairs
    Socialist World Republic
    Deliverance, SWR


    Dear Chief Secretary Redd,

    The implementation of the TEZ is entirely motivated by the League’s desire to protect the lives of civilians both within the territories of Free Neustria, occupied by the Burgundian People’s Republic, and those of other nations or entities seeking passage.

    That area of the Engellsea and the country of Neustria as a whole are active war zones that encompass the largest deployment of military forces across the Thaumantic in history. Therefore, it is inconceivable that civilian transport through this area can be considered safe. The Domain, being not able to guarantee the safety of civilians, has initiated the TEZ in order to keep such individuals out of harm’s way.


    To characterize the TEZ has being an “imperialist ambition” of Domain forces is not only false and unsubstantiated but additionally a propaganda tool used by the Socialist World Republic to continue to sow dissent and atagonization to the free peoples of Neustria and the Domain forces seeking to guarantee that freedom. Further, to openly admit that the country will take no safety precautions for its maritime vessels and will continue to cross this zone is nothing more than the SWR openly provoking and atagonzing the Domain by putting their own civilians in dangerous waters and territories.

    The Commonwealth calls on President Trumm and the SWR to reverse their decision to openly antagonize the Domain and take the steps necessary to protect their own trade interests and lives.


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    CONFEDERATED REPUBLIC OF BEAUTANCUS
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    This Office for the Administration of Government of the Confederated Republic thanks our Implarian kindred and neighbors for their input. The disingenuous nature of this input has likewise been noted, as has a general disregard for the common good, preservation of the rule of law, or the secure and unrestricted flow of goods and ideas above and through the seas of the world - free from the tyranny of anarchy, wanton piracy and unending uncertainty.

    It is clear to This Office, and for anyone with even a poor pair of eyes to see besides, that the Implarian States are not concerned with the best interests or brightest future of the beleaguered people of West Burgundy, but are instead attempting to exploit the present crisis in Gallia for their own commercial and ideological goals. The Implarian people may have the wool pulled over their eyes, but the leadership and people the Domain are more than able to recognize a one-dimensional attempt at the opportunistic - and cryptoimperial - expansion of your own institutional nihilism to foreign shores when we see one. Were you capable of being honest enough with yourselves, or your neighbors, to have simply admitted this nakedly bestial desire, some mutually acceptable accommodations might have been sought.

    That the Implarian leadership should seek to present this matter as an act of naked imperialism merely indicates the willful self-interest and covetous materialism of a people so far fallen from the main body of their mighty root stock as to have become all but unrecognizable.

    The degree to which the so-called government of the Implarian States has become divorced from reality has been troubling for some time, and This Office is beginning to expect that a time is near at hand wherein our two nations shall find themselves incapable of even basic agreements on the definitions and nature of widely accepted international custom and law. If we should arrive at this point, it will not be a result of the policies undertaken by the Confederated Republic or League of Four Nations, rather the blame for this unnecessary breakdown in regular relations shall fall solely and squarely upon the unwarranted brinkmanship of the Trumm Presidency and the Implarian regime as a whole.

    You may be able to mystify the Implarian rabble with this Doublespeak, but you will have to do much better than that to disturb the sensibilities of This Office, or to present this most recent comedy of obfuscation as anything more than a halfhearted attempt to extort your neighbors.

    You should be ashamed of these loutish histrionics.




    Sir Endymion Victavio Walker,
    State Foreign Service Secretary,
    Confederated Republic of Beautancus,
    League of Four Nations of the Thaumantic Domain
     
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    We thank our Cussian counterparts for their detailed response. However, the westernmost 'panhandle' of the so-called TEZ will not be recognised by the Commonwealth as it would force merchant marine traffic to pass through, or very close to, Engellexian territorial waters and would also involve time consuming and expensive re-routing.

    Eastern areas of the so-called TEZ closest to the Burgundian coast will be avoided for the safety of all in mind. We will also advise international civilian air traffic to keep clear of these areas. The Vrijpoort Flight Information Area, the region's largest FIR that assists international civilian traffic traversing and/or coming and going to Nedernesia, will provide full services to all civilian traffic that requires re-routing assistance.

    International merchant marine vessels that must traverse the western Engelsea on their way to and from Nedernesia and other jurisdictions north of our archipelago will be enouraged to form convoys guarded by the Royal Nedernesian Admiralty. We offer this service to vessels of all flags as we are aware that Thaumantic Domain naval forces are busy with their campaign and we do not want to burden them with such tasks.

    We thank you for your understanding and appreciation of the situation and wish your forces a safe and expediant end to your campaign.
     
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    CONFEDERATED REPUBLIC OF BEAUTANCUS
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE of the OFFICE for the ADMINISTRATION of GOVERNMENT,
    OFFICE for the SECRETARY of DEFENSE
    Panopticon, 1477 Albemarle Avenue,
    Welmonton, City of Welmonton, CRB, 58362

    While Nedernesian vessels are of course capable of choosing to ignore the boundaries of TEZ Engelsea, the naval forces of the Domain are as - or more - capable of seizing or sinking them.

    Do not test our patience.



    First-Lord Galen Albrecht,
    Secretary of the Department of Defense, Confederated Republic of Beautancus,
    Thaumantic Domain
     
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    The so-called TEZ encompasses an enormous area well beyond the scope of a theatre of war. In fact, it is so large that it is a de facto blockade against Nedernesia and other northern countries who rely on an open Engelsea to reach other open oceans of the world.

    No country can claim international waters for its exclusive use.

    As previously stated, we will advise all international merchant marine traffic to keep clear of eastern areas of the Engelsea near Burgundian shores so as to provide ample room for Thaumantic military operations. The western 'panhandle' is a completely overarching extension of this zone which we view as a poorly veiled attempt at disrupting trade in the North, which is a direct threat to Nedernesia.

    Merchant marine vessels, irrespective of which flag they fly, are civilian and unarmed. If Cussian military forces choose to attack such vessels, it only shows their true colours.

    The full force of the Royal Nedernesian Admiralty, Royal Nedernesian Sky Force and the respective forces of our allies will be used to defend our civilian traffic that peacefully traverse these waters.

    At no time has Nedernesia, and certainly not civilian vessels flying the Nedernesian flag, threatened to intervene or hamper Thaumantic forces engaged in war in Gallia. This stance remains the same.

    We are capable of defending ourselves in our own backyard and will not hesitate to do so if necessary. Consider this the end of the period of bullying we have until now quietly endured.
     
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    The Ulkoministeriö in representation of the inhabitants of Pohjanmaa wish to inform your Government of Beautancus in the veil that is private confidentiality, that its antics have not endeared themselves to anyone in any region that is not one of your own. Your Government has made repeated overtures of hostilities towards our protected dominion of Nedernesia and such hostile discourse is unwelcome. The Total Exclusion Zone (TEZ) is not recognized by any nation that is not part of whatever it is the Engell Domain considers itself to be, this Government in Göötehamina included. Our silent disapproval is apparently not good enough for the half-wits in your foreign service and so this overture has escalated to a private one. Do not make it necessary to become a public one.

    Further threats upon the Nedernesian Government and people are considered as threats upon the inhabitants of Pohjanmaa. By natural extension, these are considered as threats upon the entire Post-Delegationist world.

    This Government has advised our friends in Nedernesia to seek out alternative shipping routes; however, we do not absolutely control their private industries nor their naval forces.

    While Nedernesian vessels are of course capable of choosing to ignore the boundaries of the non-recognized TEZ Engellsea, those in enforcement of this zone are more than capable of ignoring them as well.

    Remember this, seized or sunk Nedernesian vessels in international waters will not be forgotten and seized or sunk Engell vessels in international waters of equal number or value may be considered just reciprocal action.

    Save my office the witty or insulting Cussian retort so often delivered to socialists. The games of children are not welcome in the cold lands of the north. Your nation demands respect but has never conducted any action in the last year that shows it has earned any. As such, any response this office may consider of insult will result in a more public demonstration of outrage against your so-called TEZ. It is my belief that your Government would much prefer if we kept our disagreement private and let your TEZ continue to exist via sheer lack of public will to counter it. You’ll note thus far Göötehamina has blissfully continued in ignorance and automatically switched to Rail-Thaumantic ports or northern strait routes without complaint.

    My office is well aware of your strategic blunders that as a result now sees Kadikistan, all of Germania and now Serenierre militarily opposing you in Burgundy. How is it that you’ve found yourself managing to put Serenien and Kadikistani forces on the same side again? Do not make the error of additional strategic blunders and create more fronts and theatres of war in which you must contend.

    I would not take my words as a threat, nor as a warning. These words are factual and they are good advice wrapped up in the demeanor of an annoyed neighbor state coming to you in private conversation. Do not lose what remaining good will you have with us.

    Best of luck on the battlefield.



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