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  1. Virumaa

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    24th of February 2018 - 3 Bonn

    Elia Neven holds the State of the Nation address in front of the Senate

    The State of the Nation address is a yearly speech given by the head of the government in front of the senate, presenting the state of the country and announcing the new policies for the next year. Usually the address is given on the 15th of February, but this year, the speech has been delayed by the chaos of the coup organised by Saig Madec and afterwards by the Snowdrop Revolution. Now, with the election and the referendum finished, the state of the nation was given by Benadur Elia Neven in front of the Prometheist dominated Senate.

    The Benadur surprised more radical members of her party and opposition alike, as she started her speech with a quote from the Bible, from Acts, chapter four, calling for unity and solidarity among the people of Caledonia. The state of the Nation address comes after a lengthy meeting between the Abbot of the Dulas Monastery, Abbot Ronan, who is recognised as the highest authority of the Church in Caledonia and the main leaders of the Prometheist League and the Socialist Christian Party. The way the speech was opened has made clear what many analysts have thought of when they heard of the meeting between the leaders of the Church and of the state. The Prometheist League will cohabit and even support the Church. There have been concerns during and immediately after the Snowdrop Revolution that the prometheists will break the Church and the state and thus will foster animosity between the people, but it seems that they have been baseless.

    In her speech, Elia Neven has called for peace in the north and for the Caitmen to accept what the majority of Caledonians have voted, regarding the republic. She has presented an 10 point plan meant to bring Caledonia back in the forefront of international politics by modernising it and by stripping away the colonial unnecessary baggage.

    The Benadur called for the end of international isolation and an opening in the relationship between Caledonia and the Commonwealth of Gallega, while still respecting the provisions of the Northern Status Quo treaty. Economically, the Benadur proclaimed that the government will socialise strategic industries, by issuing bonds to help the workers buy stocks in the companies they work. There will also be a series of nationalisations, especially of the railways, the service companies like the gas and electricity distributors and of the National Corporation of Constructions, a previously government owned construction company which was privatised by the Olivia mab Andras cabinet in 2015.

    Socially, the government will push for a new and modern civil code which will legalise same-sex marriage and allow for abortion if the pregnancy endangers the life of the woman, if the fetus is not viable, if the pregnancy resulted from rape, for the others, the Benadur stating that contraception is a more viable and better way of avoiding pregnancy. Elia Neven also stated that the first social dividends will begin to be received by the end of the year, as the economy will stabilise.

    As for the relationship with the Church, the Benadur decreed that the prometheist government will support the "Early Roots Theology" of Abbot Ronan of the Dulas Monastery, which will support the creation of christian communities based on the original early Christians whom reject capitalism, vanity and greed and live on distributism and solidarity. The Prometheist League has decided to adopt this form of radical Christianity by allying itself with the Socialist Christian party. Theologically, the "Early Roots Theology" is very similar to the Fraticelli of the medieval times.

    OTHER NEWS
    Loago: The Caledonian flag has been lowered for the last time in Loago and has been replaced with the Loaging Gold-white-blue flag, as with the disbandment of the Kingdom of Caledonia, the Empire was disbanded too. Reese Bivin, the Lord Protector of Loago has proclaimed the end of the Caledonian colonial empire in Himyar and declared in a speech in front of the amassed people in Maseru that Loago is from now on a republic, deeply entrenched in both Christian and Himyari values. Reese Bivin has received the support of the House of Chiefs to declare the republic and has proclaimed that elections will soon take place for the lower house of the parliament. The declaration of independence of Loago is thought to be accepted and recognised by the government in Dun Eidyn, with the Prometheist government promising to cut the ties with the ex-colony as fast as possible.
    Winter Stephanitic Games: The Caledonian team has called the Gunnish organised Winter Stephanitic Games a huge success. The Caledonians have dominated the Games in the early and mid period, only in the last few days being caught from behind by the Kadikistani and Eiffellander teams. The government declared that it will bestow the Ice Cross decoration to all the sportsmen and women whom have won medals in the games and will increase the budget for sports in the future.
     
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    24th of February 2018 - 3 Bonn

    Gearda patrol attacked in the Far Northern Republic

    After the scandals regarding the anti-social behaviour shown by many Cait citizens of the Far Northern Republic the government has increased the numbers and sizes of Gearda (Guardians) patrols in the rural regions of the old County Votadinia, now renamed into the Far Northern Republic. During the referendum and general elections, some voting booths couldn't be opened, as Caitmen have organised pickets to disrupt the vote. In the past weeks, since the Snowdrop revolution, Gearda cars have been attacked, with eggs, urine or faecal matter being thrown in the northern villagers.

    Two days ago, at the Gwrda station in the village of Dun Ru a letter has arrived from an unknown issuer. It was written in Ogham, but it had a footer in Caitish, being signed "For the Kingom of the North". The name Kingdom of the North is an unofficial way of the Caitmen to refer to Caledonia, especially when they complained that the name Caledonia was smothering the cultural diversity of the nation by pushing the Caledonians in front. After it was sent to Dun Glas to be deciphered, the letter was sent to be analysed to the forensics department. It it, the creation of the "Catholic and Royal Army" was proclaimed and the creation of the republic was condemned.

    Today, a Gearda patrol made out of five men was found dead in a ditch by a nearby farmer. Each had the same letter in the pockets of their uniforms. Their IDs, wallets and weapons were taken by the attackers. The Gearda has started an investigation and has released a statement stating that it is surprised that five Guards have been killed without managing to report anything or to call for help. In what might have been a surprise attack, as they have been killed with knives, each receiving at least three stab wounds, the attackers might have been acquaintances of the guards.

    As a response to the attack, the Dun Eidyn Tribunal has declared the "movement calling for the restoration of the Kingdom of the North" and the "Catholic and Royal Army" as terrorist organisations and has offered a 10,000 Bonn reward to any information which will help the Gwrda to apprehend any member of the said organisations.

    OTHER NEWS
    Jewish Democratic Republic: Toiseach Lucas Ros has started her tour of the newly federal polities inside the United Republic of Caledonia. The first region for her to visit is the Jewsih Democratic Republic, the smallest of the autonomous polities of Caledonia, with a population of 350,000 out of which 280,000 are Jews. The Toiseach has held a speech in front of a crowd in the Republic's capital, Elmet. Toiseach Lucas Ros has promised that Caledonia will be a safe country for Jews, in the wake of the recent antisemitic surge after the crisis in Crotobaltislavonia and that the United Republic will do anything necessary to promote the auto-determination of the people.
    Studies in the name of Ulrike Freudenberger: The University of Dun Eidyn will soon organise an international conference in the name of Ulrike Freudenberger, the Eiffellandian born scholar which flourished much of her life in Caledonia and was specialised in the ethnography and socio-linguistics of Caledonia and Gunnland. Ulrike Freudenberger has written no less than 25 studies about the culture, traditions and music of the Caledonian and Gunnish people and has been in her latter years the dean of the faculty of History, creating a department of Scanian and North Germanian Studies.
     
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    18 Mawrth 2018 - 3 Bonn
    Unionist parties win Loagin election

    The United Front, a political alliance made of the League of Prometheists of the Limestone Coast, The Democratic Wala Party, The National Democratic Party, the Co-operative Party, the Social Democratic Party, the Fante Prometheist Front, The Himyari Social Congress and the National Prometheist People's Party have managed to win the general elections in Loago this weekend, which have been nicknamed the first free elections in Loago since 1957.

    Pro-Unionist parties have campaigned for the continuous cooperation between the State of Loago and the Caledonian Union, despite the disbandment of the Kingdom of Caledonia and the Empire of Loago. In a ceremony organised at the Combs House, Lord Protector Reese Bivin has recognised and surrendered power over Loago to Prime Minister Gordon Muzorewa, the Chairman of the United Front.

    Muzorewa, an ex-Archbishop of Maseru, was first a graduate of law from the Dun Eidyn University before turning towards theology. He renounced his post in the Church to enter politics aspiring to recreate the Loago of Hamish Masamba, asking for home rule and the end to the appointed Lord Protector system, while still campaigning to keep Loago in a state union with Caledonia, describing the current relation between the two countries as a symbiosis, from which both stand to win.

    In the last century, the Caledonian and "other white" population in Loago has risen to around 3 million, out of which a third are Gunnishmen, while the Loagin population in Caledonia numbers a million and a half, the first coming in the early 50s as construction workers, while in the current days, many come as university students. Muzorewa stated that he will reform Loago after the Caledonian model, creating a federation, while also fighting to turn the free trade and travel agreement into a state union between the two.

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    Far Northern Disruptions: The last week has been an agitated one for the Far Northern Republic. Three men and a woman were arrested for the killing of a Gearda patrol in Dun Ru. After the initial interrogation, the woman, named Morwenna verch Taran, confessed that she and five more men killed the patrol, attacking them with knives. She stated that she was peer-pressured into this act as the men are members of certain monarchist and radical christian circles opposed to the republic and to liberalism and prometheism. A few days ago, another Gearda patrol was attacked, again with knives, but the policemen kept their guard up and managed to kill the attackers. Today, after a raid organised in Calasraid, three men were arrested, after submachine guns, pistols, knives and a pile of the "Kingdom of the North" propaganda papers were found in a house. The State Security Administration has released a statement criticising the Caitish monasteries in the Far North for ideologically supporting terror groups over the people sanctioned government.
    Ivernian Democratic Republic: Toisech Lucas Ros is continuing her tour of the Union, this time visiting Farrais, the capital city of the Ivernish Democratic Republic, the autonomous region to the west of Dumnonia, close to the Ivernian border. The Ivernian community in Caledonia has swollen after the war in Milesia, many refugees preferring to remain in Caledonia and since them actively engaging in developing the Caledonian state. "The Ivernians are a people we hold dear here, in Caledonia, as they are our Celtic brothers," stated Lucas Ros, opening his speech in Farrais.
    Criticism of the Church's wealth: Archbishop Ronan MacIver of Dumnonia, having the primate of the Caledonian Church, has openly criticised the wealth of the Catholic Tiburan Church, calling it a shame in the eyes of Jesus Christ, but hoping that the new pope would manage to bring it back on the righteous path. Archbishop MacIver is the head of a reforming movement in the Church, calling for a return to the primitivism of the 1st century. He has previously declared that the church should concentrate on helping the poor and on worshipping God, not on acquiring wealth. Since he became the primate of the church in Caledonia, five years ago, the Church has organised 25 more soup kitchens for the poor, much of its wealth have been donated to funds supporting the poor and orphans, but also in organising Catholic worker's trade unions. After he became the primate, the Caledonian Church turned towards a radical monasticist tradition, seven new monasteries have been built, following a radical form of the rule of Francis de Assisi, brought back to life by the Archbishop of Dumnonia.
    Cultural Revival: After the Snowdrop Revolution, Dun Eidyn is experiencing a cultural revival which can be easily compared to the one brought by the first Republic in 1957, before the coup organised by Roman Becker. Described as decadent and sinful, by Marxist-Leninovists and Catholics and as heaven by progressives and liberals, Dun Eidyn starts to turn heads across the globe in it's quest to become the cultural capital of the world and beating continental cities like Trier, Chagny, Hallein or Bad Hersfeld. The government gave green light to an urban planning project that aims to rejuvenate the waterfront of the city by bringing back to like with a modern twist the bauhaus and modernist architecture. This is the first major public works projects promised by the Prometheist government which will open nearly 3000 jobs for unspecialised labour. Even if this is a trend that started in 1985, attitudes towards prostitution and homosexuality are now are open as ever, more than 30 brothels have been registered in the city, with nearly 80 sexual health clinics. Other than that, the nightclub scene is vibrant and in a continuous expansion, with everything from modern electronic music to old school jazz places opening up. There is no night without a play in theaters or without a picture, painting or sculpture exhibition being organised in the Felix Street, which is becoming a centre of alternative and bohemian lifestyles.
     
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    Trierer City Council

    We commend the cultural ambitions of Dun Eidyn, but of course we will do our best to stay ahead.

    Kurt Aschenbach, Mayor of hte City of Trier


    Office of the Prelate of Eiffelland
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    We completely understand the feeling of Abbot Ronan regarding the wealth of the Tiburan Catholic Church. However, we prefer to follow a different approach than what Abbot Ronan is advocating. When the Church gives all its wealth away, the needs of the people will be satisfied once, but after then the Church cannot do anything any more. Then it is better that representants of the Church live a sober life to set an example while the interest on the Church's wealth is used for charity. That is a long-term vision, because the Church can provide charity for a much longer period of time.

    Ralph Strelecki, Archbishop of Weissenfels, Metropolitan of the Church Province of Southern Eiffelland, Prelate of Eiffelland.
     
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    24 Màrt 2018 - 1.2 Buinn

    Toiseach Lucas Ros condemns sabre rattling and calls for peace

    After the last communique exchanges between the Grand Duchy of Bourgogne and The Kadikistani Union, Lucas Ros, the Toiseach of the Commonwealth of Caledonia has condemned the sabre rattling and name calling coming from both sides. The Toiseach continued by calling for world peace as the only way for humanity to continue to develop and emancipate itself, as a war would be a tragic and regressive fate, especially in our world's current level of weapons technology. "It might be a leap backwards from which we would find no way of return," stated the Right Honorable Lucas Ros, in his speech in front of the Aonach.

    While foreign policy analysts have concentrated more on the speech delivered by the Toiseach, as some said that it might have been a bit too radical from what the world was accustomed for Caledonia, especially after the Chostangea Crisis of 1985, internal policy analysts have observed that it is for the first time a Toiseach calls an extraordinary meeting of the Aonach to hold a speech since the days of Lena Rees in the early 1950s.

    The speech itself lasted around an hour, being short by pre-1985 standards, but it highlighted the need for both the western powers and Kadikistan to not reignite the CBS crisis, especially after it calmed down in the last weeks and also not to patronise Trivodnia, but to respect its sovereignty. The Toiseach reminded the world of the demobilisation of Trivodnia and Kadikistan, which was supervised by Caledonian observers and how both nations acted for the world's best interests. Lucas Ros called Bourgogne to act sensibly too, as Kadikistan has shown it the past that it is open to compromise and negotiations and diplomacy as it is open to defend its interests.

    Institutionally, it is for the first time in nearly six decades that the Aonach held an emergency meeting of this kind. While speeches like this held in front of the legislative were common during the Red Years, in the 1920s and during the days of early Prometheism. After the Scanian Crisis and the coming to power of the extreme right-wing regime of the National Syndicalists, Toiseach continued this custom, but they always did it in ordinary meetings. It is for the first time the assembly is called for a speech since Lena Rees called it in 1957 to announce her anti-communist policies, dubbed "The Iron Wall", which brought the Caledonian intervention in Milesia and the training of anti-communist stay behind units in Cymru and Calidia. "It might also be a moment in which the Toiseach takes an active role in presenting himself as the alpha, in his relationship with the Aonach, not just rolling around it, like the post 1985 leaders have done. The same can be said with Caledonia. As the Toiseach raises his head in front of the assembly, most surely, Caledonia will start raising her head too and end this self imposed isolation that we have been in since the Scanian Crisis," stated Réamonn Ó Connagáin, political analyst.

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    Loago: Prime Minister Gordon Muzorewa has presented today the composition of the cabinet. Having been described as sensible, the new government of Loago has members from all ethnic groups living in the country, Wala, Fante, Caledonians and even a Gunnishman. While amalgamation has been seen as a good way to avoid ethnic tensions, Prime Minister Muzorewa reaffirmed his stance that Loago must be federalised and offered a first draft that created three autonomous regions, a southern one, for the Fante people, a central and north-eastern one for the Wala people and a coastal one, for the others.
    The Royal Farm: While the royal family has left Caledonia and is currently starting a new life in Hallein, the capital of Carinthia-Harkany, the king's older brother, Tadgh, has chosen to leave behind his family in Hallein and to follow his heart and move to Loago. Using his citizen name, Tadgh Blacach has used his inheritance from his father, King Mael Coluim IV, to buy a cattle station in north-eastern Loago, near Umniati, which he named Anesu Creek. While there have been rumours that prince Tadgh is in a secret relationship with a Wala woman, a subject which even the Eiffellandian tabloid Schau! wrote about two years ago, this acquisition might reignite the interest on the subject. While much of the royal family chose to leave Caledonia, the republican regime offered them the chance to remain or to return, provided that they renounce their claims and return as simple citizens.
    Culture: The theatres of Feliks Street are abuzz these days as the comedy, "Kate" sparks some light into the glamorous world of the 1920s gangsters from Dun Eidyn and their matron, Ceitidh MacPherson.
     
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    3 A’ Ghiblean 2018 - 1 Buinn

    Caledonia to support and fund the creation of a modern Loagin Security Force

    The Aonach of the Commonwealth of Caledonia as voted and decided to support the State of Loago in it's quest to create a modern security force by sending trainers to Maseru and equipment to prepare the Loagin government to defend itself and its people.

    The first created Limestone Protectorate was first defended by the King Artair III Regiment, which later became the Army of Himyar. When the Protectorate was granted Home Rule in 1940, under the name of Dominion of Loago, the Loagin Host was created and had members both of Caledonian and Wala ancestry. To quell infiltrators from the Fante rebels at that time, the Host didn't recruit from the southern lands. In 1957, when the Home Rule was rescinded and Loago was proclaimed an Empire, the Loagin Host was for a brief period named the Imperial Army, but it was soon disbanded and three main units were formed: The Loagin Light Infantry, the Himyari Rifles and the Himyari Scouts.

    Now, the government of Loago led by Prime Minister Gordon Muzorewa has decided to unite the three units into the Loagin Security Force, an armed force under the direct orders of the defence ministry. The Prime Minister has ordered the creation of a modern army which would be ready for combined operations. Thus, what have been seen before as three independent armies of Loago are now to be put together in a joint force.

    Toiseach Lucas Ros as responded positively to the new defence project of the State of Loago, an associated state of the Commonwealth of Caledonian, and has promised to help equip and train the newly formed Loagin Security Force. The State Security Council of Caledonia, has stated that there are helicopters, jet fighter planes, tanks and armoured personnel carriers which have been promised to Loago since 2010 but after a showdown between Toiseach Olibhia MacAnndra and the Lord Protector Reese Bivin, the transfers have been suspended. Lucas Ros has promised that the equipment will be transferred to Loago by summer.

    As part of the Viridian Union Defence Projects, the Caledonian Republican Army is continuing the projects of the Royal Army, organising and training the armies of Loago and Boumerda. The two Himyari nations have been part of the Caledonian colonial empire and even if the relationship between the metropolis and the colony have been strained at some points, like the 1957 Loago crisis or the 1985 Chostangea crisis, the two have a close relationship with Caledonia and all three countries are banded together in the Viridian Union, suprastructure offering a common market, currency and cooperation, succeeding the old colonial empire. There are currently more than 3,000 Caledonian officers in Boumerda working as trainers for the National Army.

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    New planes for the Air Force:: The Ministry of Defence has made public the news of an order submitted to Caledonian-Gallegan Aviation, the joint weapons company created in 1985, of 50 CGA Morrigan fighter planes . The bid was won by the CGA, even though in the bidding process, Burgundian and Eiffellandian companies came too with offers, the Ministry preferred to support local industries in its bid to also support the creation of jobs.
    Caledonians and Loagins celebrate Easter: The Caledonians and Loagins have celebrated the most important event in the Christian calendar, Easter. More than 20 million have been reported as participating in the Easter mass in both Caledonia and Loago. Toiseach Lucas Ros has chosen to celebrate Easter in Dun Glas, his hometown, while Prime Minister Gordon Muzorewa celebrated Easter in Maseru. The Pascal Celebrations are the most important elements of Christian life and, like Christmas are celebrated by Loagins and Caledonians as cultural events in the nation, not only as religious ceremonies.
    Radek's money disappears: The followers of General Radek of Crotobaltislavonia have put together in the days before the coup a very important sum of money that might have been used to either bribe their way for the coup to succeed or to prepare for the post-coup CBS and lobby their way out of crisis. More than 25 billion Buinn have been deposited from 2005 to 20015 in the Royal Bank of Caledonia, now renamed into the Republican Bank of Caledonia. The assets, on the name of General Radek have been frozen after the coup, rumours stating that the government of Saig Madec wishing to surrender the cash to the Kadikistani government. Three days ago, the Bank has reported that the money disappeared, with the withdrawals being reported. The Ministry of Finance has started an investigation and has presented two main possible theories, first, that there are still supporters of General Radek whom now have stolen the money somehow and wish to continue the resistance and secondly that the money were stolen by supporters of Saig Madec, many knowing of the uncertain status of the cash.
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eydin - 1 Buinn
    An toiseach anns a 'mhadainn - dreach Beurla - English Version

    A rushed Republic is a dead republic. The Dialogue must continue!
    Opinion article by Lili MacAra

    In a normal and natural state of things, the discussion regarding the future, especially regarding the future form of government should take years. Arguments should be issued and countered again and again until one can know for sure that virtually any citizen of the country has heard about the issue and many have started to form an opinion. Only then can we turn towards a referendum and decide if we really want to turn to ash a millennial tradition like the Caledonian monarchy. Important characters such as Cormac mac Airt, from the Tiburan Times, or Eochaid mac Áedáin who fought the vikings, or Artúr II, whom turned the Caledonians towards Christianity, all have carried a deep respect for what Caledonia represented in its history, spiritual morality and temporal power.

    Of course, there have always been negative names too, as Kings, even if they are anointed, they still are human. Here, the name of Calum Munn comes first, the King who felt that an absolute monarchy like the ones in Gallo-Germania would be a better variant than the semi-feudal/semi-parliamentarian one Caledonia had in the late 17th century. Of course, the clans roared, civil war followed and then clan Munn never saw the throne again. Even then, when the King was described as a diabolical tyrant, closer to Satan than a person, there have never been talks of disbanding the Hoarfrost Throne and adopting a republican system, even if those were the beginning of the heydays of the Engellexic Republic. The monarch as an institution was sacred. He was a personification of the country itself. He was the soul of what Caledonia represented. The monarch as a person had flaws and sometimes because of that, he had to be changed, but the institution was pure.

    King Mael Coluim V was criticised and called a weak king. He is always compared to King Nechtain II, who was crowned in 1958. I would say that it is wrong to compare the two. Nechtain came to power after a republican episode which had a Marxist-Leninovist form and after a war between the Prometheists and Marxist-Leninovists. The world was sick of left-wingers tearing the nation apart and thus they turned to what else but the personification of the country, a king. Nechtain was respected and loved and has brought stability and security after the 50s decade up until the late 90s. It is nigh impossible to try to reach the same prestige, especially when you are but a young man in his early 20s who wasn't even on the direct line to become king. A car accident, a plane crash, cancer and a morganatic marriage has ended the live of Mael Coluim IV, Prince Tomas and Princess Moire, while Prince Tadgh has married a Wala woman and is how operating a cattle station in Loago. This pushed Mael Coluim V from the 4th spot in line, to the first. So, even if his
    ascension was so unlikely, he behaved extremely well and extremely responsible, for if we are to clearly check what the constitution said about the role of the King, he neither provided too much, nor too little. So, can we really say that the monarch as a person was really that bad, that we had to ditch the monarch as an institution?

    I will not attack the current republic (that much), yet, as I am still waiting to see the perigee of its moral standard. In our history, the republican episodes have been characterised by devourism. That is a group of cronies, be them sycophants or institutions are coming together to devour the state budget. In the Far Northern Republic in the late 19th century, the mining industry agreed to help the republicans fight the royalists if they received subsidies and weren't taxed. During the 50s, much of it was consumed by the army, during the Iron Wall Policies and during the Northern Rebellion. From the looks of it, the program to modernise the Republican Air Force of Caledonia and the Loagin Security Force started now by Toiseach Lucas Ros, starts to resemble the Iron Wall policies of Lena Rees from the 50s.

    I still need to attack the republicans and the prometheists, for in my opinion, they reacted to a coup d'etat organised by the National Union with another coup. February was a complicated month and has showed us that the days of coups with tanks on the streets have passed. Things have become much more subtle there days. Hidden pressure and shady dealings to get the Country Party unite with the National Syndicalists, to put an extra-parliamentarian political movement in power and then the messianic appearance of Prometheism, which have to enlighten us by bringing the sacred cleansing flame and knowing exactly what to attack. Not the corruption which has made the National Union episode possible, or the distancing of politicians from the needs of the people, which has brought the March on Dun Eidyn. No, they attacked the monarchy.

    In a normal country, one does not organise a referendum only after a two week campaign period. Especially not a referendum as important as the one talking about the future form of government. Such a rushed referendum tells me that the republicans were scared to use the normal channels, as in time the fervour would have passed and the majority would have voted in the end to keep the monarchy. Even so, they rushed because they wanted power and here we are a prometheist republic, with no friends, only with rivals. I would say that the state of siege starts to be felt. This rushing has also radicalised the people. Supporters of the monarchy are now looking with better eyes the National Union and their armed wing, the Catholic and Royal Army, even if they are terrorists ready to start a civil war just to take power.

    Dialogue and the use of weapons are inversely proportional. The Prometheists wanted the dialogue to be short and fast and they ended up with rebels in the north, a Gunnland hating their anti-clericalism, an Engellex hating the Viridian Union and a Kadikistan hating their social capitalism. Never in its history Caledonia has been so isolated. The Prometheists of the 1950s understood the need to keep the Monarchy. Toiseach Lena Rees was a good friend with King Aedan in those days. The Prometheists of today are just the same like the people from the National Union. Power hungry armchair generals which are ready to kill the people and destroy this nation just to feed their cronies. In 1865, General Daniel Loganaich organises a coup and deposes king Arthur IV and leaves the throne vacant. He names himself Toiseach and regent until he died in 1873. In that year, the parliament called the clans which had the right to claim the Hoarfrost Throne, even the Gunnish ones like Gunn and MacLeish and elected Clan Blacach to be the new royal house, by appointing Mael Coluim II to be the King. The precedent exists. We just need to restart the dialogue and reach a common ground, until we start using weapons to shut mouths forever.
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eydin - 1 Buinn
    An toiseach anns a 'mhadainn - dreach Beurla - English Version

    The reemergence of the Clan Question

    The policies and anti-clan propaganda of the republican government seems to have worked exactly in reverse. The National Bureau of Statistics have published a study which shows that in the first four months of 2018, especially in May and February, more people have chosen to associate themselves with the clans or to reaffirm their clan membership than in the last 35 years. The 1956-57 republic tried to forcefully disestablish the clans and what they represented and to try to replace the sense of community offered by the sept or clan to that of the social class. While they managed to suppress the clans and their institutions and created a class of what they called "meritocrats", or "free men" compared to the old "nepotists" or "subjects", in reality they were closer to the Gunnish broken men. In the cities they were hailed as the great men of the future, while in the rural areas, they were despised and ostracised. Clans have received more power when the National Syndicalists took control and adopted antidisestablishmentarianism as one of their ideologies, trying to forcefully reunite the clanmen with the broken men. During those days the clans received the power to create clan based banks, hospitals, schools and trade unions. After the fall of the regime in 1985, interest in clan politics faded and by 2002 there were even 10,000 men who renounced their clan affiliations.

    While it might have been a historical natural
    occurring process, the newly formed republic of 2018 tried to rush it more, by starting to promote non-affiliated people, over clan members. The destabilisation brought by the March on Dun Eidyn and then by the Snowdrop Revolution, the economical stagnation and the crash of the buinn has made many people to seek shelter and to try to reunite with something they feel it would be powerful enough to defend them: the clan. Twenty five thousand people have reaffirmed their membership to their clan in April only. If the number continues to rise at the same rate, it would surpass the month of March, when thirty thousand people in total have chosen to join a clan.

    This has made the government nervous as the clans have always been the most reactionary and conservative elements in society and now that the throne is vacant, they would try to be proactive in their attempts to seize it by calling for the return of the monarchy. Historically the Mormaers have been influential enough to create voting blocks by simply saying that they support a policy or a candidate and the septs following them, so it is clear that they Prometheists are anxious to see the power of the clans disappear as the Marxist-Leninovists wanted in 1957. Currently, the government didn't act regarding this subject more than simply stating that they would prefer the citizens of Caledonia to act following their consciousness, not the herd. The clans neither presented themselves as threatening as of yet to the republic as they have preferred to ignore the dissidents from the north. But what would the day of tomorrow bring? Political analyst Réamonn Ó Connagáin commented that the existence of the republic depends on the welfare and prosperity it provides. The moment a critical mass of people starts to say that in the past, things were better, in that moment the republic is dead.

    OTHER NEWS
    Fighting in the pits: Fights have broken out in the two mining towns of Rheged and Monadh Rois from Co. Carvetia and Co. Deira. The members of two rival trade unions the Prometheist Miners' League and the Marxist Leninovist Worker's Union have started a brawl in one of the pits in the coal mine near Monadh Rois. While as of yet it isn't clear why the fighting started, the brawl extended to two more pits in the Monadh Rois area and to one in Rheged. The Gearda intervened and arrested 35 miners from both trade unions labelling them as agitators. They have been accused of assault and disturbance. The company owning the mines, Tuath Guail has sued the two trade unions as their disturbed the working process leading to a day long suspension of extraction. Prometheism and Marxism-Leninovism are two ideologies which have never lived together in peace and since the Snowdrop Revolution, the government created Prometheist Trade Unions even in regions like the Rois mountains, where Marxism-Leninovism has been popular since Kadikistan pumped a huge amount of wealth in 1956-57 to develop the region. The fighting might be linked to ideological motives.
    Archbishop of Dun Glas counterattacks: The war between the two archbishoprics of Caledonia, Dun Eidyn and Dun Glas continues as Daniel Taran, the Archbishop of Dun Glas stated that the apparitions in Calasraid are real, something which he will bring to the ears of the Pope. The Right Reverend Daniel Taran also attacked the Archbishop of Dun Eidyn calling him a populist radical too much interested in material problems and too eager to attack the Church.
     
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    Biuro Ardu-Consailieath, Tuavlaíta Galléiga
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    On behalf of the Congusaxa representing the people of the Commonwealth, the First Consuls of the Gallegan Commonwealth will continue to publicly and actively reaffirm our brotherhood and commitment to assisting the Caledonian Republic and the Caledonian people as comrades dedicated to the principles of republicanism and popular social democracy against threats to Caledonia's freedom and self-determination. Though the road forward since the great emancipation of the Snowdrop Revolution may be occasionally fraught with hardship and may sometimes yield some setbacks, know that the peoples of Gallega and their national government fully will always be available, ready and willing to support our Caledonian cousins on their journey to a better future for all in liberty and fraternity. The Commonwealth is prepared to offer any support required of the government of Caledonia to ensure and, on behalf of the First Consulate of Gallega, wish to extend the thanks and appreciation of our nation for the role bestowed of observers and partners in Caledonia's transition to a full democratic republic, ensuring equal liberty and justice for all and defense against the forces of fascism, imperialism and totalitarianism.

    Our economic ties with both Caledonia and the Republic of Loago are, and continue to be, strong allowing for trade, prosperity and economic equity between the industries of our nations, with the goal of strengthening the quality of life and labor of all citizens of our great Republics. To that end, we can assist in the development of Loago away from the ravages of an exploitative past through foreign aid and a human development fund of republican brotherhood, to both modernize Loagan infrastructure, but also develop industry and work quality standards in the country.

    The approval of the Catubísaxa for new procurement of 50 upgraded Block 60 Morrígan light multirole fighters, designed in Gallega and to be produced in Caledonia, was a great step for both the defense of the Caledonian Republic and republicanism worldwide as, with authoritarian powers continuing to seek to exert their will upon free nations, common defense proves to be an important venture. To that end, the Commonwealth Air Force is willing to loan 20 existing airframes of the Republic S-V.82 Bodauda Mk.3 and Mk.4 advanced formidable heavy multirole fighter to compliment Caledonia's existing Morrígan fleet.

    Signed,
    Javeríu Cantos
    First Consul of the Federal Commonwealth of Gallega

    Denessia Calleva
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    Failed terrorist attack in the High North

    The royalist dissidents, dubbing themselves the Catholic and Royal Army have disrupted again the normal lives of Caitish and Caledonian citizens alike, attacking a fortified checkpoint of the Republican Army near Dun Tain. There have been increasing reports of violence in the north, with Caledonians and Caitmen, republicans and monarchists, prometheists and conservatives being targeted for their "betrayal" of Caledonian identity.

    This morning, an armed group estimated at around 30 members of dissidents have attacked a checkpoint of the Gearda, which has been manned by the Republican Army since the beginning of the dissidence in February. The rebel group was routed by the superior firepower and discipline of the soldiers and have been pursued up to the Cliffs of Ce, where the survivors surrendered to the Republican Army.

    The L501 Road on which the checkpoint was places was linking the town of Dun Tain to the Giuthais Prison, in which Saig Madec and 35 other high ranking members of the National Union who orchestrated the putsch called the "March on Dun Eidyn" are held in internment until their trial will start. It is believed that the dissidents wanted to liberate the leaders of the fascist movement.

    In the attack, one soldier was killed being shot in the neck, and two others were wounded suffering from flesh wounds at the arms. Of the 30 rebels, 7 were killed in the attack, 20 were wounded and 3 surrendered. Five more died en route to the hospital. Three are in serious condition while the rest were transferred to the Dun Tain garrison infirmary. In total, the Republican Army took 15 prisoners.

    "It is an important victory of the Republican Army over the fascist dissidents. For too long now, life in rural Dun Tain district have become a nightmare with the fear of the rebels coming at night to either pillage or kidnap someone being omnipresent. Stories of kneecapping abound in the taiga as a form of punishment for the citizens which cooperate with the Gearda and the Republican Army. The arrival of the Republican Army in the north will turn the tide in a fight for which the Gearda was too ill prepared to win by itself. The image of a cult of violence and unnecessary cruelty has been created around the rebels and their leader, Seathan MacRath, after the past events. After this point it is clear that the state should show them no mercy," stated Taran map Urguist, Director of the Far Northern Republic.

    OTHER NEWS
    Reopening of the Dun Garan port: As the sea starts to slowly melt, the port of Dun Garan has been officially opened by the Mayor of the homonymous town, Alasdair Blacach. The northernmost town in Caledonia has a tourist hub for those wishing to experiment with life in circumpolar regions or want to see the midnight sun or the northern lights. The town was rejuvenated after the the closing of the coal mines in the late 1970s and since the opening of the local airport and the completion of the transnational Dun Garan-Dun Eidyn mainline the town is passing through an economic boom.
    Banditry in Loago: Prime Minister Gordon Muzorewa of Loago has stated in a press conference that there have been numerous instances of cattle rustling and more serious banditry in northern Loago, by the border with the Peninsular Republic. The government in Maseru has received reports from the Loagin Security Forces, that many bandits simply cross the border from the Peninsula into Loago to attack and loot villages and steal cattle. The government has called the representatives of the Peninsular government to put more pressure to stop the practice and has also chosen to build a barbed wire fence along the border.
    Mael Coluim V condemns attacks: Mael Coluim V, the ex-king of Caledonia, has condemned the attacks of the Catholic and Royal Army, describing the dissidence in the north as "barbarism and savagery in the name of a God and King from whom they turned their backs". Mael Coluim V has been a vocal supporter of a continuous dialogue between the monarchists and republicans of Caledonia, to keep the country stable and has been a vocal critic against political violence. He has won the respect of many republican prometheists after he stated that should by absurd the northern dissidents take over Caledonia, he will not accept the throne from criminals which are striving so hard to push Caledonia into a civil war.
     
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    We strongly condemn the terrorist attack near Dun Tain. Our prayers are for the deceased soldiers. We also pray for a speedy recovery of the wounded soldiers. We offer our assistance in treating the wounded soldiers, as well as in finding the people behind the screens and seizing financial assets.

    Rudolph Kögler, Demissionary Minister for Foreign Affairs and Demissionary Chancellor
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eydin - 1 Buinn
    An toiseach anns a 'mhadainn - dreach Beurla - English Version
    SHORT NEWS

    The 15th Congress of the Prometheist League commences: The Congress of the Prometheist League is starting today and it marks the return of Prometheism in mainstream politics of Caledonia, after it was banned from 1957 to 1985. After the fall of the National Syndicalist Regime, the Prometheist People's Union, the party that dominated Caledonian politics from 1930 to 1957 fractured into a plethora of centre to centre-left parties which barely managed to form a coalition for a term in the early '90. The creation and the success of the League begins an era of catch-all politics and multi-tendency prometheism, in stark opposition to the sectarianism of the marxist-leninovist Party of the Left. The Congress was called by the Chairman of the Party and current Toiseach, Lucas Ros and has the goal to flesh out what Ros calls "Prometheism in the 21st century", hailing it as an era or equality, tolerance, respect and renewed fight for social justice.

    Clan Munn intervenes to put pressure on rival unions: After the Monadh Rois province has been stricken with the rivalry of the Prometehist and Marxist-Leninovist trade unions, escalating even to fights in the mining pits, Clan Munn intervenes to end the ideological conflict. Mormaer Crisdean Munn has called for all members of the Unions still loyal to the clan to step down from the two unions and join the South-East Christian Union, a non-ideological, clan based trade union. If not, the members risk ostracism and with it the ban from Munn affiliated healthcare and education institutions. Clan Munn is the most conservative clan in Caledonia and in county Deira, where they dominate, most people still use the clan facilities over the national hospitals, schools and even insurance schemes. The city of Monadh Rois is an enclave where Marxism-Leninovism is still extremely popular.

    Clan Blacach to meet with Lucas Ros: Mormaer Robert Blacach, has called an audience with Toiseach Lucas Ros. While none of the higher ups in the clan have disclosed the reason why the Mormaer wants to see the Toiseach, Clan Blacach was the clan that gave Caledonia most of its modern kings, including the last king, Mael Coluim V. Many have seen Mael Coluim to be just a puppet of Robert Blacach, as he was only 23 year old when he was invested, but he managed to win the hearts and minds of the people ironically right after he was dethroned and Caledonia became a republic, as he was the main voice calling for peace, stability and continued dialogue. Clan Blacach is the most powerful, rich and influential clan in Caledonia and it is believed that the meeting with the Toiseach is critical for the life or death of the republic.
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eidyn - 1 Buinn
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    Tense May Day Celebrations

    The May Day has been one of the most important celebrations in the Caledonian Calendar for centuries, being the third most important after Christmas and Easter. As Caledonia has an important labour movement tradition which has created Prometheism, the day is celebrated in a socialistic manner through red block marches of the workers and through labour song concerts, the most popular song being "Hold the Fort", an unofficial anthem of the Prometheist League. But Caledonia still is extremely traditional, and the celebration also has a more archaic form, the Beltane. Currently the Beltane celebrations, with old songs celebrating the arrival of the summer and bonfires are the most popular way of celebrating May Day. The Republican Army was present with three contingents on parade, one in Dun Eidyn, one in Dun Glas and a third in the capital of the Federal Gallic Commonwealth.

    Even so, this May Day has been a tense one as disruptions continued in the north and in Monadh Rois. The Republican Army organised a raid around Calasraid and was attacked by rebels. In the aftermath of the operation, three soldiers were wounded, but seven rebels were killed and 23 have been arrested.

    Toiseach Lucas Ros has used the May Day address as a way to outline his image for the Caledonia of the future. The Toiseach has called for more democracy and a complete break from the past, asking for a fresh beginning. For this, the Toiseach ordered after today's operation a one week unilateral ceasefire and an amnesty of the northern dissidents. The ones which are surrendering during this week will be allowed to return to their normal lives, while for the others, no mercy will be shown. Toiseach Lucas Ros also commented that the clans should make a show of support of the government which was elected by the people of Caledonia, instead of continuing to impede the normal functioning of the Commonwealth. He called the clans to support the status quo chosen by the people and with it still enjoy their privileges of it now, be thrown in the dustbin of history. The Toiseach also attacked the two Archbishops, Daniel Taran of Dun Glas and Ronan MacIver of Dun Eidyn for their argument which brings nothing but divisiveness in the Caledonian society. He called for the complete separation of the Church and the state and the signing of a concordat between the Caledonian Commonwealth and the Catholic Church. In the end, the Toiseach remembered its listeners that Prometheism is working for the improvement of the life of the people and that the government will soon begin a pilot program in which the working day will be reduced first to 7 hours a day and if it would be declared successful it would go further, to 6 hours.

    The 15th Congress of the Prometheist League ends

    The 15th Congress of the Prometheist League has ended today as the party reaffirmed its position as the main vanguard for the advancement of democracy and the labour movement in Caledonia and the North. The Party has been renamed, under the name of The National Prometheist Union, and had a number of new wings created, namely a women's wing, The Feminist Prometheists, a youth wing, The Young Promies, a students wing, The Promie Students, an lgbt wing, The LGBT+ Promies, an overseas wing, Prometheists Abroad and a think tank, the Lena Rees Foundation.

    The Party has reaffirmed in the congress the need for the modernisation of the Caledonian society so it can stand together with strong and affluent nations like Gallega, Eiffelland and Bourgogne. The party has adopted a more inclusive vision over the future of the country which they believe, has evolved much since the Red Years of 1920s and 1990s while also, sadly, hasn't reached the levels it had during the days of the tenure of Lena Rees as Toiseach of Caledonia, in the 1945-1957. The new party program has called for the creation of social dividends for the workers of the factories, besides their normal wage, while also, in time, to oversee the reduction of the working day from 8 to 6 hours.

    The Prometheists have promised to see the country stabilise and evolve, offering much more democracy and transparency. They called for the creation of voluntary collectives, for workers' management and the complete syndicalisation of the Caledonian workforce.

    In a speech he held at the end of the Congress, Chairman Lucas Ros has promised that Caledonia will move towards a multicultural and open society in which people of all races, religions, ethnic groups and sexual orientations will be accepted and included in the Caledonian family.

    In the Congress the members have also voted to invite the prometheists in the Federal Commonwealth of Gallega, the SPE of Eiffelland and the Social Democrats from the Free State of Trivodnia to a twinning program which in time might evolve into an international.
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eidyn - 1 Buinn
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    Monarchist Marches in the country

    Marches and demonstrations have been organised in the southern cities of Dun Eidyn, Farrais, Rois, Monadh Rois, Rheged and Saint Piran, but also in northern cities like Dun Glas and Dun Garan. They were organised by the National Federation of Catholic Trade Unions and by the clan affiliated trade unions. The spark of the demonstrations has been given by the rumours circulating on social media that Mormaer Robert Blacach has met with Toiseach Lucas Ros to put pressure on him to organise a second referendum. The people have also been agitated by a twatter post of Daniel Blacach, the chief of the Northern Blacachs, saying that compromises are still possible, ending the message with "#electivemonarchy".

    There have been around 120,000 marchers in Dun Eidyn, the main city under Clan Blacach, 60,000 in Dun Glas, 30,000 in Farrais, Rheged and Saint Piran, 10,000 in Rois, 3,000 in Langaim and Monadh Rois. Marches also took place in Loago, with 15,000 Caledonians marching under the Blacach banner, in Cabaon, with a sit in in front of the House of the Lord Protector and even in Dun Tuath, in the White Islands, 15 people marched.

    Demonstrators are asking for a second referendum in regards to the form of government, condemning Lucas Ros of rushing the referendum in the first place, without organising a proper electoral campaign and for using the National Union as a scapegoat to manipulate the people into supporting the republic.

    The marches also break the myth that the southern regions are supporting the republic, while the monarchists are mostly Caits from Votadinia. The spokesperson of the National Federation of Catholic Trade Unions, Diarmad Munn has stated that the movement wishes to see a return to a real Caledonia, one led by a high king. Munn has also called the current government "phoney" and condemned it for the economical stagnation, lack of stability and even attacked it for having a too servile attitude, especially towards communists.

    After the meeting between Mormaer Robert Blacach and Toiseach Lucas Ros, rumours have started to circulate about the relationship of the clans with the republican government. Until today the said relationship has been cold, with clans Blacach, Loganach and Sutharlainn not recognising the authority of the republic openly, while clan Munn openly attacking it. The influence the clan chiefs still have over the people of Caledonia combined with the authority of the Catholic Church has also eroded the stability of the largely anti-tribal and anti-clerical republic. The office of the Toiseach has declared that as of yet, discussions with the Mormaers will remain classified, while Robert Blacach has been cryptic in his statements, stating just that "the ball is in his yard now and when he will respond, everything will be clarified".

    The political analyst Réamonn Ó Connagáin has stated on his show on RBI "State Matters" that the meeting and the subject of the discussions have been clarified by the tweet of Daniel Blacach. He stated that "pressure has been put in the media and in many circles for a civil war to be avoided between the monarchists and republicans, especially with the call to return to dialogue. A breakthrough has been achieved when Robert Blacach, instead of simply using his influence and power to organise a coup, preferred to discuss with Lucas Ros and from what Daniel Blacach has twatted, we can see that he has proposed a compromise, an elective monarchy. This might be the only way in which republicans get something, by electing their head of state and monarchists get something too, by naming that head of state a king. Now it remains to be seen if Lucas Ros is a pragmatist, like the Lena Rees, one of the greatest Prometheists of all time, which functioned perfectly under a king, was or a radical, wishing to spill blood just to have his republic."

    OTHER NEWS
    Gwen Felix dead: The head of the Constitutional Court, Gwen Felix, has been found dead in her apartment after she suffered a heart attack. The hag, as she was called by enemies and friends alike has been an important member of the resistance against the February Takeover organised by Saig Madec and the National Union. She was the first to condemn the takeover of the Country Party and the first to condemn Madec for organising a coup d'etat. A fervent republican, she still had a cold relationship with the Prometheists often calling the ideology the first step towards anarchy and communism. At the time of her death she was a week short of her 78th anniversary.
     
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    We are following the events in Caledonia with interest. We will work with whichever kind of government emerges. We call upon the Caldeonians to discuss the way to govern the country in peace and dignity.

    Rudolph Kögler, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eidyn - 1 Buinn
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    Toiseach Agrees to Compromise. Calls dissidents to negotiations

    In the aftermath of the Monarchist marches, sit ins have been organised in the cities of Dun Eidyn, Dun Glas and Farrais by monarchists, with over ten thousand remaining since the marches in the Heroes' Square in Dun Eidyn, calling for the return of what they called a "normal Caledonia". The office of the Toiseach has also stated that meetings have taken place between the Mormaers of clans Blacach, Sutharlainn and Loganach and the government and that a solution will be reached.

    Earlier today, Toiseach Lucas Ros has given a speech on RBI in which in which he promised that "the dialogue will continue" and that he will not be the leader under which Caledonia will descend under civil war. After his meetings with the clan chiefs, a compromise has been reached and the government has agreed to redo the vote, organising a second referendum in regards to the system of government. The referendum will contain the question: "Which system of government would you prefer for Caledonia?" with the following three answers: A. "The current Republic under the 2018 Constitution", B. "The Hereditary Constitutional Monarchy under the 1985 Constitution" and C. "An Elective Constitutional Monarchy under an amended version of the 1985 Constitution".

    The third option has been agreed by the Clans and the Toiseach as a compromise between the republicans and the monarchists, with the Mael Coluim continuing his reign as the 5th of his name, and after his death or abdication, the parliament will elect the successor from the members of the royal clans.

    "I believe that a second vote will help us end bury this subject once and for all. I prefer not to hold with the teeth to the results of the first referendum as I would like to create a social concord, not to push more Caledonians into dissidence. I believe that the republic is the way for the future and for that I firmly believe that the results of this second referendum will mimic those of the first. To fully end the dissidence, I want to invite Seathan MacRath and the northerners to the table of negotiations in the effort to transform them into a political force, rather than a terrorist one and through this vote, for them to finally understand that the Caledonians want a republic and an alliance with the Gallic Commonwealth, not the return of a largely absent king. The Caledonians want progress, not regress," stated Lucas Ros.

    "The Caledonians have always been a people which respected tradition and the natural order of the world, thus we were always a Kingdom. There have been moments in the 19th and 20th century, moments of desperation in which the Caledonians favoured a republic, but those were just moments of aberration and desperation, usually after a crisis. They all fell in less than a year. While I do believe that Caledonians have reached the heights of glory only under a king, I must admit that if the people would prefer the republic, over the traditional monarchy or the compromise, the elective monarchy, I have promised that Clan Blacach will fully support the government in bringing stability to this country. Until then I have my hopes that republicans too will understand that this is not about epithets in the country's name, like Kingdom or Republic, it's about the culture of Caledonia, which will exist long after we die, and thus choose to vote for the compromise option, the elective monarchy," stated Mormaer Robert Blacach.

    OTHER NEWS
    Radical Prometheists Reject Compromise: The vice-Chairman of the National Prometheist Union has condemned the influence the clans have in the government and has rejected all calls for compromise. Eoghan Seadh has called for all republican prometheists to split from the main party and to create the Radical Prometheist Party, after he called the main leaders of the NPU as traitors and "crypto-monarchists". The split in the party might create a rift between the prometheists and depending on how many members of the Aonach will follow Seadh into his new party, start a political crisis.
    Ceasefire in the Far North: After the calls for the second referendum have been heard up to the tundras in the north, Seathan MacRath has accepted the ceasefire offered by Mormaer Robert Blacach and by Toiseach Lucas Ros. MacRath has stated that the National Union will recognise the democratic process and will end the hostilities as long as the voting will be fair, with no "manipulations from the republican side". He has called the supporters of the National Union to vote for the traditional, hereditary monarchy.
    Clan Blacach supports the Eiffellander Royal Family against SCHAU!: Mormaer Robert Blacach has stated that he supports King Albrecht of Eiffelland and Queen Julian of Gunnland in their libel lawsuit against SCHAU!. The tabloid has been present in Caledonia too, with a Gaildhig version being in print since 2005. The magazine has covered the recent tragic deaths of the members of the Caledonian royal family in great detail, with Mormaer Robert Blacach calling their articles "sensationalist, intrusive and outright exaggerations meant to smear the integrity of the royal family".
     
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    The Royal Family of Eiffelland thanks Clan Blacach for the support against Schau!. Indeed, this tabloid is mainly focused on destroying reputations with exaggerations and often even blatant lies. We realise that we continuously stand in the spotlights and have to endure more than the common Eiffellandian due to our special position in society, but the articles on Prince Ludwig were nothing else but an attempt to destroy his reputation for good. That goes too far.

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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eidyn - 1 Buinn
    An toiseach anns a 'mhadainn - dreach Beurla - English Version
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    Mael Coluim Blacach returns to Caledonia: Once described as the "Absent King", now called "The Patriot", or "The Democrat", Mael Coluim Blacach, has returned from his exile in Hallein to campaign for the compromise option in the second referendum. Mael Coluim has been a strong advocate for the "continuous dialogue" policy in which he condemned radical republicans for rushing the first referendum while also attacking the reactionaries for promoting armed resistance against the Republic. Mael Coluim was received by more than half a million people at the Tiberius Drusus International Airport of Dun Eidyn. He held a speech in which he congratulated Toiseach Lucas Ros for the second referendum while also called for Seathan MacRath to respect the democratic process and thus to disarm and respect the will of the people.

    Radical Prometheists split from the NPU: Eoghan Seadh as completed the formation of the Radical Prometheist Party after it received the permit to function from the Dun Eidyn Tribunal. The new prometheist party has managed to gain the support of about half the members of the Aonach coming from the National Prometheist Union. This would bring forward a political crisis as currently, the country has a minority government thanks to the defections, but the leader of the Radical Prometheists stated that his party will continue to give confidence and supply to the Ros Cabinet at least until the electoral campaign and the referendum passes. The Radical Prometheists are supporting the republican option and are even going as far as branding Lucas Ros as a traitor and a sellout to the Church's interests.

    Calasraid, the capital of the far right: After the news of the apparitions in Calasraid, the northern town has become a real capital of a religious renaissance in Caledonia, as more and more people wish to visit the glade in which Father Brendan of the Calasraid Monastery has seen the face of God. By the start of the year, more than 300,000 people have visited Calasraid, the city being a known as a traditional target for pilgrims since the middle ages. The National Union has made efforts to wing the pilgrim electorate from the first day the apparitions were reported. Now, with Seathan MacRath demobilising his "White Army" and turning towards the political scene for the second referendum, he calls for all true Christians to vote for tradition and thus support the hereditary monarchy.
     
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    News from Loago - English Version - 1 Buinn - 15th of May 2018

    Gordan Muzorewa: "The Days of the Empire are gone!"

    Prime Minister Gordan Muzorewa has held a speech the Parliament, in which he commented on the happenings in the brotherly nation from the north, Caledonia. The Prime Minister has reaffirmed the independence of Loago and the fact that the country is an equal of Caledonia in the Viridian Union. Muzorewa stated that even if in Caledonia, a restoration of the monarchy will take place, the Caledonian king will never receive the title of Mweneluaga, Emperor of Loago, as the days of the Caledonian colonial empire are gone.

    The National Syndicalist Regime has retracted the home rule given to Loago in the Imperial Act of 1957, when the Protectorate of Loago was reformed into the Empire of Loago and King Nechtain II of Caledonia was invested as the first Mweneluaga (Emperor) in the last 200 years. The Imperial Act mostly dissolved all elements of Loagan autonomy, transforming it into an overseas department of Caledonia, with the Maseru government being just a husk with no real powers. This has changed in 1985, when even if Loago was kept as an Empire with the Caledonian king as its ruler, it has received full
    independence, only with the crown and the membership in the Viridian Union linking it with the government in Dun Eidyn.

    Muzorewa has also touched the subject of the Viridian Union, stating its positive influence in the Loagan civil and economic life but stated that politically, Caledonia and Loago will need and must remain separate. "Only then, would we be truly equal," Muzorewa finished his speech. The Viridian Union is an economic and travel agreement between Caledonia, Loago and Cabaon, seen as the successor of the old colonial empire. Agreement of the union states that countries inside it enjoy free trade, with zero taxes on imports, free travel, with Caledonian, Loagan and Cabaonian citizens needing only their IDs to enter one of the states and also a common currency to ease commercial exchanges. In time, the parliaments of the three states also liberalised the labour and migration laws.

    OTHER NEWS
    Heavy Rains destroy roads: Heavy rains have made roads towards Que Que unusable. The Ministry of Infrastructure has already organised a crisis cell to try to find a solution as quick as possible. Road infrastructure in the Fante Lands is in an extremely bad shape as the roads haven't received a proper repair since they were build in the early 60s. Strip roads were seen as the best solution by Toiseach Daniel Loganach as a way to create jobs in southern Loago while also building cheap roads. The rise of road transport, especially after 1985 has deteriorated those roads, as they were never meant for such intensive use.
    Caledonian Referendum Polling: Elective Monarch 45,5%; Republic 24%; Hereditary Monarchy 15%; Undecided 15,5%;
     
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    Air fhoillseachadh o 1855 ann an Dùn Eidyn - 1 Buinn
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    Radical Prometheists state that their twatter account was hacked: A media storm has started yesterday after the official Radical Prometheist twatter account stated "Vote for a republic to keep Caledonia from becoming a priest infested backwater". The message ended with the hashtag #CofC, which stands for Commonwealth of Caledonia, a popular symbol for supporters of the republic. Eoghan Seadh has stated that his and the Radical Prometheist Party's official twatter account was hacked to post such an inflammatory twat, which he called aggressive, in poor taste and outright offensive. He also attacked Dubh MacSual for immediately sowing panic, going as far as saying that the Prometheists might ban the use of Gàidhlig, the national language, should they get elected. Even so, the post was seen by an impressive number of people and it is estimated that is might have reduces the support for the republic by at least 3%.

    Constabulary and Northern Dissidents clash: A clash between the Votadinian Constabulary and the members of the White Army has taken place in Dun Add yesterday. The forces of the Constabulary have arrived in Dun Add to enforce the rules of the ceasefire, that being the return of the state sanctioned law enforcement agency in villages occupied by the northern dissidents. in Dun Add, six members of the White Army have rejected the orders to surrender the old police headquarters to the Constabulary and have opened fire on the constables. There were no victims on neither side and the dissidents have surrendered after six hours. Commissioner Iàcob Barrach, head of the Votadinian Constabulary has stated that this isn't the first time the rebels have violated the ceasefire, but is is the worst event in the whole referendum campaign. The relationship between the authorities and the National Union's armed wing is reaching new lows, with Toiseach Lucas Ros stating that should another event like this happen again, violators will be prosecuted in the future post-referendum legal purge.

    Final Referendum Polls: With the voting day approaching, The National Statistics Bureau has given the last results of the opinion poll. The results also show that many more people have decided by now what to vote. Elective Monarchy: 50,1%; Republic 29,5%, Hereditary Monarchy 17,2% and undecided 3,2%.
     

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