PAX GERMANICA Hello there guest. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! All-People's Palace Belgarsk Socialist Oblast of Vretsk Socialist Republic of Belgarsk Hello there guest. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! In diplomatic circles people often used the phrasing 'historic meeting' or 'historic agreement' when referring to their respective bilateral or multilateral relations with other nations. While those same diplomats could definitely formulate several arguments that made such statements truthful, today's meeting was of a different calibre. Today was the first day in centuries that almost all Germanian countries came together during peace-time with a joint goal of establishing lasting stability and find consensual solutions to the mutual problems they faced. During peace-time because during that same amount of centuries many wars were waged between various nations on Germanian soil. The same soil that was often one of the only common denominators that could be found between the various regional rivals and their equally various political and economic systems. The Kadikistani government hoped that their counterparts shared their belief that while war was sometimes an inevitable necessity, one had to exploit every possible alternative before engaging in one. Even more preferable was to create some sort of mechanism between the different Germanian nations that would serve to prevent wars, at least between the participating nations. Given the happenings in Germania the last few years some would argue that such a mechanism was a naive dream conjured up by an entity with no historical knowledge of the subcontinent. Nonetheless the representatives for the Kadikistani Union would not have taken this financially costly initiative if it didn't truly believe that it might bring concrete solutions to the shared geopolitical questions. Pragmatically speaking this initiative was also an opportunity for the Kadikistani Union to gain international prestige and part ways with their externally given identity of war-mongers, replacing it with a more peaceful profile. A profile they themselves felt was very much deserved seeing as they hadn't been the aggressors in any conflict since the days of Nikolai Leninov (1939-1957), at least not from the official Kadikistani perspective. Other delegations arriving in Belgarsk would naturally see things differently as they didn't agree to the perspective that defensive wars are waged in other peripheral countries or through defending established socialism when it is under treat. The many battlefields that Germania had known has left scars that permanently affected the relations between the involved nations. For example less than a month ago there were huge festivities in the member states of the Rurikgrad Pact and Crotobaltislavonia to celebrate the first anniversary of the socialist victory in the Seven Days War. No such celebrations took place in Eiffelland-Retalia or most of Burgundy for obvious reasons. In fact in a well-meant attempt not to damage the peace initiative all evidence of these celebrations were removed from the airport, streets and squares where their counterparts would arrive. The Kadikistani government wouldn't want the Eiffellandians passing by a monument or wall paintings that would reopen the scars of war. While the delegations of nations like Ostmark and Polesia were greeted as returning old friends with a bit more warm embraces and informal banter, regional partners such as Gunnland but also old nemesis like Eiffelland-Retalia were welcomed with the utmost respect. They would share in the same luxury as those that had stood by the Kadikistani Union for decades. The respect shown was genuine, even for those who stood on the other side during the Seven Days War, Kadikistani culture holding warrior ethics in high regard and thus treating both the victor and the defeated with deference. The various delegations from Germania started arriving around noon as the sun gently began elevating itself to its highest point. Each plane was greeted with an honorary military line and the local army orchestra playing the various national anthems. Luxury ZR-5 cars with elite motorcycle escorts securing front and rear would bring the delegations to the grand socialist classicist All-People's Palace in the centre of Belgarsk. The latter was the third largest city of the Kadikistani Union chosen for its western location and infrastructure. Ivar while geographically still in Germania deemed too far East and the second city Rurikgrad having a much too negative connotation with many of the guests as it was the city that named the notorious Marxist-Leninovist military alliance. For the Ostmarkian delegation it must have felt like déja vu meeting with the All-Union leadership in exactly the same place only several weeks earlier. The only notable absentee was the Grand Duchy of Lars, refusing to take part in this conference due to the Revolutionary Armed Forces recently putting it's external assets on high alert following Larsian acceptance of Cussian and Anti-State military bases on their territory. In the opinion of the latter Lars had shown itself as spineless, preferring to hide behind foreign armies rather than constructively facing its fellow Germanians and working towards a durable stability in the subcontinent frequently plagued by war. While regrettable to a certain extent, the Kadikistani's were known to turn such situations into opportunities. The Kadikistani delegation would be headed by the Vice-Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Kadikistani Communist Workers' Party, Vujadin Mihajlovic. He was the one who welcomed the delegations at the airport and guided them inside the All-People's Palace were they would shake hands with First Secretary Sergei Moravscik under heavy media coverage. Not only All-Union State media was allowed to capture these momentous occasions, sanctioned foreign media was also allowed as long as they followed the established protocols. The All-People's Palace was an architectural pearl that the Kadikistani Union liked to show. It had only recently been renovated to accommodate the Ostmarkian delegations several weeks ago in a meeting that led to the Belgarsk Pact, a bilateral agreement on close cooperation between both nations. The All-People's Palace was one of Nikolai Leninov's many prestige projects where the costs rose disastrously high compared to the return. Most other prestige projects had been cancelled or repurposed more rationally after 1957 given its negative rentability, but it was hoped that for such goals it could still serve a purpose. The goal of reaching an understanding that all participants could feel comfortable with. Despite different perspectives all nations of the world could objectively agree that the Kadikistani Union and its unitary socialist predecessor had never broken a treaty, it would honour the decisions made today similarly.