Thursday, May 31, 2007

Letter to the Germanians, et al

Messieurs und Meinen Herren,
The Prince de Charade in his capacity and duty as the Foreign Minister of Gallia has the regrettable honor to inform all nation states, city states and otherwise within Germania from the Rhine to the Oder and from the Baltic to the Adriatic of these tidings.

A state of war continues to exist between the alliance of Gallia, Russi, Saxe-Raschstein and The Imperium versus the Hesse Seewald-Britannia League abetted by the warrior Marquis of Brandenburg. A solution to the ills of this continent so well known to you and in the New World will be found upon the fields of Mars. He also regrets to say this necessitates marches through some of your territories. Be assured, if you please, that allies or neutrals will not suffer the injuries of war so prevalent in your mid continental history especially of the the last century. Our actions shown to the people of Frankfurt Am Main and Koblenz are testaments to the truths of our respect and kindness to these regions. Indeed we contributed mightily to the defense of Bohemia a half year ago wherein lies Saxe-Bearstein. We also built a prodigious magazine at Frankfurt Am Main to be donated to the Frankfurters when the war ends will they surely will relish.

The Prince will be honored to receive diplomatic traffic and contributions from any state desiring to confirm its neutrality or its alliance with the raison de guerre de Gallia. There is no time for inveiglements or obfuscations now messieurs. I'l est temps pour l'guerre de Germania.

I have the great honour to be
Your very humble Servant
l'Comte de Rapprochement de Gallia
At Chateau Rapprochement near Versailles, Gallia
for l'Prince de Charade, the Gallian Foreign Minister and King Louis XV
with the kind approbation of the Imperium Empress, the Russi Empress and the King's brother in law Prinz Wilhelm von Saxe-Raschstein


Bluebear Jeff said...

Dear l'Comte de Rapprochement de Gallia,

Please know that the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein is currently weighing our options.

As you know, we remained neutral during that Thirty Year Unpleasantness during the last century . . . and that our principality offered succor to many with our fine beverages.

Considering last year's actions of Hesse-Seewald in choosing to invade our homeland . . . and the fact that they seem to be preparing to do so again, we are obviously loath to side with them.

On the other hand, Stagonia has declared that they are strongly in your camp . . . and, as you undoubtedly are aware, no civilized nation ever wishes to be allied with them.

So, for now we hope to remain neutral and to urge a peaceful resolution to your dispute with Hesse-Seewald or theirs with you . . . it is all so confusing.

In the meantime, the RSM region has provided many new recruits for our armies and we are even now arranging for new uniforms.

It is our hope that you in Gallia could find it in your hearts to aid us in whatever way would most benefit our nation.

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein
for Furst Bruno von Ursa

MurdocK said...

The VEIL is lifted.
Time for all to put up arms.
or shut up in thier walls.

tidders said...

Dear l'Comte de Rapprochement de Gallia,

We have always maintained a policy of neutrality with respect to your disagreements with Hesse-Seewald, and will continue to do so.

Our policy is to allow armies of friendly nations passage through our country, be warned however that tension is rising between our country and our neighbour Monrovia and that your forces could get caught up in a potential conflict.

We hope that you current problems with Hesse-Seewald, can be resolved without recourse to arms.

-- Count Henrik von HimmelStein
for King Leopold IV of Wittenberg

Snickering Corpses said...

Dear l'Comte de Rapprochement de Gallia,

The Principality of Hesse-Engelburg is, like our Saxe-Bearstein allies, considering our options at the present time. However, given our more northernly position than Hesse-Seewald and Frankfurt, we feel confident there is no necessity for Gallian troops to traverse our soil, though Their Graces have consented that diplomatic discussion may be initiated to prove otherwise if the Prince should feel it necessary.

In the meantime, Graf Sepp von Sickel, Minister of Trade, has suggested a meeting with his opposite number to discuss the security of trade routes through Gallia and her allies as well as to request that measures be taken to deal with one Madame La Grange, a merchant of Gallian cheeses who has been known to disparage the fine goat cheese products of Hesse-Engelburg with most reprehensible charges of having been cured by demon's breath or, even worse, of being in fact imported English cheese sold under false pretenses. We are certain the Gallian Minister of Trade will be eager to encourage the Madame to confine her advertising to positive qualities of her own product, which is a quite respectable cheddar enjoyed on occasion even at my own table.


Burgraf Heinrich von Waffenschmidt
Minister of State for Hesse-Engelburg

Auston said...

To the l'Comte de Rapprochement de Gallia,

In order to speed you an urgent diplomatic reply our current position is as follows.

The present will of the Duchy of Saxe-Huack is to remain neutral to your conflict. As a sovereign state we will not allow the passage of troops from either side. Any troops requesting such will be denied and any soldier of this conflict that attempts to invade our land will be attacked.

It is our hope that your conflict may be resolved diplomatically and quickly, so that trade and not blood will flow.

I have the honour to be, &c.,
Alexander von Jagow
Foreign Minister
Baron of Dinante

To our friends and allies in the Reich,

Being on the far western border of the Reich, and being such a small state, news travels slow or not at all. Please tell us, noble lords, what news from Berlin on this matter of Gallia? We stand ready to bear arms for the Reich.

I have the honour to be, &c.,
Alexander von Jagow
Foreign Minister
Baron of Dinante

East Riding Militia said...

Monsieur l'Comte,
It was with deep regret that my Lord Heinrich recieved your recet missive. The return to such a heinous state, between two of our near neighbours, is one which is viewed by all educated gentlemen within our state with grave concern.
Upon close examination of the wording of your note, it appears that Gallia is claiming the right of Passage across any territory as decided by yourselves, without due consideration to the inherent rights of the states so violated.
Graciously, however, your Lord and King does offer that such states which do his bidding will not suffer the 'injuries of war'.
My Lord Heinrich would have your masters know that any attempted movements of troops by Gallia, or any of her allies, through the lands of Uber Gruntshuffen will be thought of as an act of war.
In addition, movement of any of the above mentioned forces through Unter Gruntshuffen will be viewed as an hostile act.
Lord Heinrich wishes it to be known that he has no desire to see the deterioration of the normally cordial relations between our two countries. However, he is determined (as are we all) that no aggresive actions against his lands will be tolerated.

Yours etc
Feldmarschall H. von Rottenwieler
Master of the Ordanance