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Département des Affaires étrangères
Department of Foreign Affairs
Confédération Bourdignique (Bourdignie)
Bourdignian Confederation

Bienvenue! Herzlich willkommen! Benvenuto! • Welcome to the Department of Foreign Affairs for the Bourdignian Confederation, colloquially known as Bourdignie. Bourdignie is a federation of multiple cantons that participate in a multilingual representative democracy where matters of importance are passed onto citizens in biannual referendums to be voted upon directly by citizens of Bourdignie. Bourdignie's constitution was ratified on May 26th, 2021 after representatives from four major cantons agreed to separate from the former Republic of Pannonia. Current Bourdignie is recognized by (alphabetically as of June 3rd): Eiffelland, Federation of Westernesse, Josepania, Natal, Ostmark, & Remion. Bourdignie's working languages are Gallian Patois (French), Bourdignian German, Zaran Tiburan (Italian), and Standard Federation English. The primary publishing language of Bourdignie is Gallian; although, all documents may be retrieved in the four primary languages. The largest language group is Bourdignian German, with about 2/3rds of all speakers practicing it as their native language.

Bourdignie maintains embassies and relations with six (6) nations (as of June 3rd): Eiffelland, Federation of Westernesse, Josepania, Natal, Ostmark, & Remion.

Secrétaire d'État des Affaires étrangères: Alexis Barthélemy

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The Federation welcomes and recognizes the formation of the confederation. These are trying times and your nation will face many trials as the situation changes rapidly. The Federation is offering military assistance beyond the weapons we have provided. It is time for us to help you shore up your borders. We are proposing the transportation of an two airborne regiments as a forward element, two fighter group, a tactical wing and a bomber wing. We will require an airbase with suitable runways. As part of this deal the Federation will supply Bourdignie with older Federation aircraft that can make up the first new wings of the Bourdignien air force, training included. Also we shall continue our supply of small arms, anti tank and anti aircraft weapons to be issued to Bourdignien troops. Please do not delay with your reply.

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Confédération Bourdignique
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Monsieur Graves,

It humbles me that your Federation continues to lead the way on the affairs of Bourdignie. I now must express my gratitude on behalf of the Confederation. The first efforts of the Federation proved to be the spark needed to make our independence a serious endeavor. Your efforts have moved popular sentiment in the region, and given our people the platform in which to stand among the great States within the region.

Your message comes to the people of Bourdignie as your rightly identify that continued trials and perhaps tribulations that we embark upon. Recent diplomatic messages circulated produce great threats from the autocrats of our world and the question of popular sovereignty and international law undoubtedly arise across the world. As such to your offer of assistance we say thank you, and to your request for improving the logistics and capabilities of the Federation we say yes. There is no price that can be placed upon the bond of fraternity that our peoples now traverse together.

Our Federal Assembly will meet and arrange a suitable location for Federation operations. It will likely be in Bellevue's and/or Hohensee's civilian airports until a suitable military air base is prepared or constructed.


Your humble and obedient servant,
Monsieur Alexis Barthélemy

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To the attention of the Hon. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Bourdignie, Mr. Alexis Barthélemy
Propontis, 9 June 2021

Honourable Sir,


The Union Government of Pelasgia is considering a revision of its policy with regard to Pannonia following the transition of power between the previous administration and the current one in Propontis. Indeed, recent happenings in your region have galvanized Pelasgian public opinion in favour of the Confederation's independence and against the heavy-handed and incompetent administration of Zoltan Kovacs.

With this in mind, the United Pelasgian Republics would like to propose the covert exchange of representatives between our governments. Pelasgia considers this to be a crucial step in order to prepare for the potential of a full recognition of Bourdignie by our Government. If and when such recognition does publicly occur, these representative missions could be transformed to embassies relatively easily, enabling a smooth transition to full relations between our countries.

Signed and sealed,

Panagiotis Kassiopoulos
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Originally, we recognised Hohensee and Bourdignie as separate countries. Meanwhile, these countries have merged to form the Confederacy of Bourdignie. Please accept our apologies that this slipped through our attention. Of course we recognise the Confederacy of Bourdignie as well, and we also recognise the Confederacy of Bourdignie as the successor state of the former republic of Hohensee and the former republic of Bourdignie. Please accept Louis Duc de Chambéry as the ambassador of Eiffelland to the Confederacy of Bourdignie.

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In order to help you with the defence of Bourdignie, we would like to station an army brigade in Bourdignie. This would mean 10,000 soldiers with equipment (infantry fighting vehicles, tanks, howitzers, missile launch epuipment, attack and transport helicopters etc.).

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To the attention of the Hon. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Bourdignie, Mr. Alexis Barthélemy
Propontis, 9 June 2021

Honourable Sir,


The Union Government of Pelasgia is considering a revision of its policy with regard to Pannonia following the transition of power between the previous administration and the current one in Propontis. Indeed, recent happenings in your region have galvanized Pelasgian public opinion in favour of the Confederation's independence and against the heavy-handed and incompetent administration of Zoltan Kovacs.

With this in mind, the United Pelasgian Republics would like to propose the covert exchange of representatives between our governments. Pelasgia considers this to be a crucial step in order to prepare for the potential of a full recognition of Bourdignie by our Government. If and when such recognition does publicly occur, these representative missions could be transformed to embassies relatively easily, enabling a smooth transition to full relations between our countries.

Signed and sealed,

Panagiotis Kassiopoulos
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Union Government of Pelasgia
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Confédération Bourdignique
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Monsieur Kassiopoulos,

It is the opinion of this Confederation that the beginning of dialogue, no matter how small, proves to be a step in the right direction. The position taken previously by the prior Government in Pelasgia was disheartening; however, it was a logical and understandable position. That our peoples may discuss items of concern between the Bourdignian Confederation and United Pelasgian Republics without egregious mechanisms or terms is a positive development and certainly a source of optimism.

Our Government agrees to the terms of discretion required in our future communications and offices that will operate in each others territories. Should there be of any circumstance that future events may change our current arrangement, our Government will be eager to solve any difficulties or instances of adversity we may encounter.

As always, my ears are open to any question or concern the Pelgasian people or Government may have.


Your humble and obedient servant,
Monsieur Alexis Barthélemy

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In order to help you with the defence of Bourdignie, we would like to station an army brigade in Bourdignie. This would mean 10,000 soldiers with equipment (infantry fighting vehicles, tanks, howitzers, missile launch epuipment, attack and transport helicopters etc.).

Dr. Norbert Schmelzer, Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Monsieur Schmelzer,

It is a matter of urgency for me to personally praise and thank you for the aid and assistance that the Kingdom of Eiffelland has provided to our people, cause, former republics, and now Confederation. The work that your diplomatic staff, security agents, and military service men and woman, have provided is not only admirable but without parallel in Europe. It is my sincere hope that some day we may pay it forward to the people of Eiffelland, first as kind and generous neighbors, but of course second as a strong and supportive ally.

Next I would like to accept Louis Duc de Chambéry as Ambassador from Eiffelland. Of course, his credentials will be officially accepted by interim President Olivier Brisbois.

Our Government would like to thank Eiffelland for its continued support and graciously accept the military staff and equipment that is willing to be sent to our Confederation. It is our hope that any debts arranged can be repaid at a later date. In the future as our relations formalize and harden, the integration of our future armed service equipment may be assisted by Eiffelland's advance defense industry. Should there by any future concerns, on the issue of military assistance do not hesitate to ask.

The last item of concern of course is that potential for armed conflict from the east via the current threats deployed by Grand Marshall of the Rus Peoples. Additional coordination may be required as the news worsens.


Your humble and obedient servant,
Monsieur Alexis Barthélemy

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Dear Secretary Barthélemy,

I must say that I don't like the fact that the European Forum is currently talking about you without you. Unfortunately, I can't change that. As you have noticed, the European Forum is currently debating several options for an agreement about the future of Bourdignie, Bécs-Altstadt, Eugenia and a Bajoran rump country. We hope that the Verdugo Peace Plan becomes the end result, because that plan will turn Bourdignie and Eugenia into sovereign countries.

The Federation and Eiffelland might be forced to withdraw their troops from Bourdignie, or make them part of an EF Peace Corps. Whatever will be decided by the European Forum, Eiffelland will commit itself to the safety of Bourdignie. We will keep a large contingent of troops in Sourthern Eiffelland. These troops will be able to react quickly when Bourdignie comes under attack. We will also allow The Federation to build some army and air force bases in Southern Eiffelland. In this way, we can guarantee the safety of Bourdignie.

Regarding arms deliveries, we don't know yet what you will be allowed to have, but we are certainly willing to equip the Bourdignian armed foces in the future.

Best regards,

Dr. Norbert Schmelzer, Minister of Foreign Affairs

OOC: It can go worse. Just before the negotiations about the Peace of Utrecht would start, the French negotiator said to a representative of the Dutch government: "Nous traiterons de vous", chez vous, sans vous" (we will negotiate about you, at your place, without you).
 

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Dear Secretary Barthélemy,

I must say that I don't like the fact that the European Forum is currently talking about you without you. Unfortunately, I can't change that. As you have noticed, the European Forum is currently debating several options for an agreement about the future of Bourdignie, Bécs-Altstadt, Eugenia and a Bajoran rump country. We hope that the Verdugo Peace Plan becomes the end result, because that plan will turn Bourdignie and Eugenia into sovereign countries.

The Federation and Eiffelland might be forced to withdraw their troops from Bourdignie, or make them part of an EF Peace Corps. Whatever will be decided by the European Forum, Eiffelland will commit itself to the safety of Bourdignie. We will keep a large contingent of troops in Sourthern Eiffelland. These troops will be able to react quickly when Bourdignie comes under attack. We will also allow The Federation to build some army and air force bases in Southern Eiffelland. In this way, we can guarantee the safety of Bourdignie.

Regarding arms deliveries, we don't know yet what you will be allowed to have, but we are certainly willing to equip the Bourdignian armed foces in the future.

Best regards,

Dr. Norbert Schmelzer, Minister of Foreign Affairs

OOC: It can go worse. Just before the negotiations about the Peace of Utrecht would start, the French negotiator said to a representative of the Dutch government: "Nous traiterons de vous", chez vous, sans vous" (we will negotiate about you, at your place, without you).
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Secrétaire d'État des Affaires étrangères
Confédération Bourdignique
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Monsieur Schmelzer,

I thank you for your cordial message and the informative nature of the workings of the European Forum. While it is not a pleasant discovery to know that Bourdignie does not have input on the matters as it knows it, the fact of the matter is that our acknowledgment in the Verdugo Peace Process is a form of recognition in itself. Any nation that votes in the affirmative is hypothetically recognizing our independence on the most basic level.

Our Federal Assembly recognizes the terms that the European Forum and the Verdugo Peace Process lay out, but note that there are some problems. First of all, as we are not party to the European Forum nor were involved in the Verdugo Peace Process it may prove difficult to gain approval of in Bourdignie. First the Federal Assembly will vote upon the peace process and should it be approved, it is our belief that it will be challenged by an optional referendum. As such, after the passage in the Federal Assembly and publishing of the Verdugo Peace Process in the Federal Gazette, the public may collect 50,000 signatures within 100 days to force the issue to a public referendum. It is impossible to know right now how the people will vote, but diplomats must work with this in mind. Know moving forward that it is highly likely anything put before Bourdignie will become a referendum.

Otherwise, as the events unfold we are hopeful to hear positive news. As always Bourdignie is thankful to the people of Eiffelland for their support during these times.

Your humble and obedient servant,
Monsieur Alexis Barthélemy

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