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« on: April 04, 2014, 11:04:27 AM »

The French Republic: Jan-Jun 1901

To: The United Kingdom
From: France

We wish to meet with your representatives to discuss joining a formal alliance with France.

To: The United States
From: France

We would like to extend our wishes to bring back together the once close relationship our nations shared. We would like to hold a French-American conference to discuss this if you are willing, especially with regards to fighting anarchism.

-- My government shall enact a vigorous separation of church and state law which will see most of the Catholic schools and educational foundations closed. My government will back efforts to secularize the state.

-- Because of the lack of time possible for setting up a new political party, I will continue to campaign as a candidate of the left, though I will meet with center-right political leaders and see if there are issues where we can reach compromise.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 06:53:29 PM »

The French Republic: Late 1901


--- I refuse to cave to right-wing pressure and instead press that the civil power must be supreme. I will bring my party, the Republicans into an alliance with the Left Block of Socialists and Radicals to prepare and will begin to take my message to the country.

--- In order to combat the growing threat, I will beef up security and the police and arrest any anarchists that direct attempts at my or any other public figure's life. I will tone down the rhetoric on anarchism and instead direct it towards the clerical issue.

--- As the Boer War begins to close, I will begin gradually redirecting the troops back into my North African colonies. I will leave 3000 troops in Natal to continue to assist Great Britain in the Boer War. The 2000 withdrawn troops will move into French Algeria.

--- I will also begin withdrawing my troops from most of southern China except for Guangzhouwan. Half those troops will be moved to British bases in Cyprus or Tunisia. The other half will be brought home.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 07:54:45 PM »

That the republic should be governed not by the church but by the elected lawmakers. Wealthy Religious bodies must now be subjected to the same regulations as the ordinary French citizen.  How specific do you want me to be?
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 12:33:58 PM »

That the republic should be governed not by the church but by the elected lawmakers. Wealthy Religious bodies must now be subjected to the same regulations as the ordinary French citizen.  How specific do you want me to be?
(France was a democracy yet Tongue)
Your economic plan. What are you planning to do in order to be support by the socialists?
You definitely need their votes! You risk to fall!

I don't know anything about where France was at this time, so I can only guess here... I'll support allowing trade unions to form if they haven't already, to strike for better pay and wages. I will also offer to begin creating a basic welfare state, public health services and old age pensions. I will also institute a program of public works to repair infrastructure and help the out of work.

That a bit more helpful (This would have been so much easier if I could've been the UK or US Tongue)
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 11:09:47 PM »

The French Republic: Early 1902


--- The French Republic hereby declares that a state of War exists between it and the Ottoman Empire. We will aid our British allies and protect French interests in doing so.

--- France wishes to convey its condolences to the Roosevelt family and the people's of the United States.

--- I call upon the German Empire to return Alsace-Lorraine to France where she rightfully belongs for the sense of peace between our nations.

--- I will continue to build my left to center coalition for the general election. I will release anti-right propaganda and I will promise that a mandate in favor of my government will protect trade unions right to strike, will create a basic welfare state and will work to curb the interests of the powerful and corrupt. I will combine these left views with more centrist views such as the curbing of anarchism.

--- I will send money (100,000 francs) and relief assistance to Martinique. I will send a group of three French naval vessels and relief workers to assist in aiding survivors and cleaning up. We also ask our allied nations to please provide some assistance for the people of Martinique.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 01:21:56 AM »

To: The US
From: France

We thank you for your generous assistance to the people of Martinique. We will let you know of any further developments when they become available to us.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 12:00:12 PM »

France protests Austria-Hungary's attempts to annex nations that our republic is fighting to free from the Ottoman's rule. We ask they avoid conflict with the Franco-Anglo-Russo Alliance and back down from this or they risk a war that no one wants.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 03:32:26 PM »

Treaty of Jerusalem:



--France gains control and administration of Libya
--Britain gains control and administration over Hedjaz
--Britain gains control and administration over Palestine and Jordan
--Arabia is created as a British protectorate and Ottoman East Arabia is absorbed into it
--Remaining Sahara is divided evenly between British Egypt and French Libya
--Armenia is granted Independence and is in a personal Union with Russia
--Bulgaria gains land in the Balkans with the Ottomans retaining Istanbul
--Serbia gains land in the Balkans as shown
--Greece gains land in the Balkans as shown
--The Kurdish are guaranteed rights by the Ottomans
--Free Orthodox Settlement in Istanbul
--De-militarization of the Dardanelles
--Free Russian ship movement through the straight of Dardanelles
--Britain, France, and Russia shall respect the territorial integrity of the Ottoman Empire
--All changes agreed upon but not mentioned are shown in the map above


X-Prime Minister Salisbury


X- Prime Minister Waldeck-Rousseau
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 04:19:13 PM »

OOC: Well if I lose out in France, I'll play as Germany Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 07:11:53 PM »

The French Republic



--- I will begin conducting meetings with my coalition partners to form government policy and decide on the cabinet. Negotiate with the leaders of all our partner parties with regards to satisfactory legislation and work to get them all on the same page.

--- Shift some of the troops returning from the war into Libya to secure against the guerrillas. The rest of the troops from the war effort are to either return home or return to their original stations of service.

--- I again call on the assistance of other nations and act quickly, sending Naval ships and more French troops to evacuate citizens and clean up. My government will provide the monetary assistance for those residents of Martinique who have been displaced to move elsewhere. Completely evacuate all the villages around Mt. Pelee with the assistance of our allies. All displaced are to be assisted to new places of residence within the French Empire.

To: Ottoman Empire
From: France

We thank the Sultan for his good wishes and hope now there can be a greater peace between our nations.

To: German Empire
From: France

We wish to extend our sympathies on your loss and hope that there can be some greater understanding between our nations. France is deeply concerned about our long-term security and we wish to enter into negotiations over Alsace-Lorraine. We hope that you will see the wisdom in negotiating with us for our mutual safety and peaceful relations.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2014, 12:21:52 PM »

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x Kaiser Wilhelm III of the House of Hohenzollern, King of Prussia and Deutscher Kaiser
x Prime Minister Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau

(OOC: these are the orange parts:
 The above is German and says which German/French dialects were spoken in Alsace-Lorraine in the 19th century. Green and blue tones are German dialects, Orange French dialects.)
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2014, 12:25:19 PM »

OOC: Yeah you're getting overthrown.

OOC: Not me. Tongue I averted a war, got a portion of French territory back for a small cost and signed a treaty to secure our border with our age-old rival.

But then I suppose it could be considered a negative that I didn't take the whole thing, but I think overall this should be considered a positive for France.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2014, 07:04:03 PM »

To: The German Empire
From: The French Republic

Our agreement was made fair and in earnest agreed by both parties. We wish to stress that any attack on France in an attempt to reclaim what we fairly bought is also an attack on French allies and a break of the treaty that promised peace between us. France will make no attempt to attack Germany in accordance with the treaty.

We feel the Kaiser dealt fairly with us and that we dealt fairly with him. We have no wish to break the peace and it would be a tragedy if the German Reich were to attempt to do so.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2014, 03:00:25 PM »

Yeah, I stopped doing anything to help Lumine catch up.
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2014, 12:25:10 PM »

Can't wait to see where this will go! Take your time though, no rush.
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2014, 03:35:50 PM »

The French Republic: Early 1903



--- With regard to the Russo-Japanese War, French troops and vessels stationed in Polynesia and Indochina are to provide technical support and assistance to the Russians such as refueling stations for Russian ships. France will protect our own soil in the Pacific, though I do not wish to declare war on Japan at this time and will only do so if attacked, so all troops in the Pacific are instructed to remain on high alert.

--- I will provide assistance to the commanders in the garrisons at Tripoli, Benghazi and Tobruk of 2,000 troops each, mostly out of France, but some out of French Equatorial Africa. I will also send more weapons, including cannon and will instruct my commanders that a strict curfew for Libyans shall be enforced and anyone rising against France will be subject to imprisonment and will forfeit all of their assets. All others who have accepted French rule will be treated with dignity and respect.

--- My government points with pride to the rightful return of portions of Alsace-Lorraine and we begin assisting those living in the areas with the transition. I wish to accept the Nobel Peace Prize and offer my thanks for it.

--- I will personally meet with Santos Dumont to congratulate him on his historic flight as well as work to encourage and expand in the field of aircraft. My government wants to encourage and foster this new age of aereo-exploration.

To: The Ottoman Empire
From: The French Republic

Your Excellency, I wish to pass on my sincere thanks for your kind words. I also would ask that in the spirit of the great reformist policies, we ask that you please do more to protect foreign citizens in your nation from lynch mobs.

To: The United Kingdom
From: The French Republic

I was saddened to learn of the death of Lord Salisbury. The British people have the deepest sympathies of France as he was a great friend to us.

To: The Russian Empire, The Japanese Empire
From: The French Republic

Dear sirs, France wishes to see an end to the hostilities between your two empires. France does not want to become engaged in a Pacific War and we wish to find a way to bring your nations together at the table to discuss these issues.
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2014, 01:35:02 PM »

To: The Russian Empire, The German Empire and The Japanese Empire :
From: The French Republic

France condemns the escalation of the War and calls upon the warring powers for a peace agreement. We feel this war was started unnecessarily and must be brought to a close. We ask the three powers to meet with a mediator nation.


--- Further Orders: All military on the Alsace-Lorraine Border are to remain at high alert, but do not engage without orders. All troops and vessels in the Pacific are to mobilize and remain on High Alert, but do not engage unless attacked.

France finds it unfortunate, but necessary that our military now be in a complete state of preparedness.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2014, 02:04:36 PM »

France welcomes the news that all parties are willing to sit down together.

We endorse Sweden or Switzerland as a neutral nation to host the talks.
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2014, 05:49:17 PM »

I must object to the German offer. We have a treaty with Russia and should your nation attack ours, my ally has the right to fight on my side. If Germany must make that demand, then I should be forced to amend our Alsace-Lorraine agreement. France will want German assurances that she will not attack us for 100 years if they mean to neutralize our ally.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2014, 10:40:31 PM »

--- I am outraged at our Russian allies having supplied arms shipments to Chinese rebels in order to foster attacks on our British allies. France furthermore feels that the Russians acted in a duplicitous manner in order to drag France into it's conflict with Japan as well as into conflict with her strongest ally, Britain. Therefore, we feel it necessary to declare our alliance with the Russian Empire VOID.

--- Furthermore, all French naval and army forces in the Pacific are placed on high alert and are ordered to mobilize.
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2014, 11:05:27 PM »

We are pleased to announce that a formal Treaty of Friendship and Alliance will be signed by the French Republic and the United States of America. We acknowledge and wish to rekindle our historic national friendship. France and the United States hereby declare to work together to defend and protect our mutual interests around the globe from now on.

x Prime Minister Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2014, 09:14:43 PM »
« Edited: May 04, 2014, 09:18:10 PM by Dr. Cynic »


The French Republic


--- In regards to the economy, I want to put a new round of public works into roads from Paris across the entirety of France. I also want to put more resources into aeronautics. France should be first among all when it comes to dominion over the skies and I want to encourage this technology. I also want to speak to my cabinet about new ways that France can invest in herself and will look to hear some ideas from them.

--- I will absolutely keep out of this current war as I don't wish to be dragged down with Russia with all the major powers united against her. I will continue to call for a fair peace. I will send out feelers to the German government to see if a new Treaty of Friendship can be signed. Privately, I will begin to set in seeds of doubt about our future relations with Russia and feel that a friendship with the Germans would be the best way to go given that Wilhelm III has dealt honestly while the Tsar has been far too cagey. Prepare my cabinet for a realignment in the alliance system for France as I feel our most important friends are now Britain and America. I want to secretly circulate some pro-British and American propaganda while doing the same with a bit of anti-Russian propaganda. Use news agencies to the best ability that I can in this regard.

--- I agree with the military commanders and I send forth The French Foreign Legion expeditionary force to serve in Libya and repulse the Senoussi rebels.


---- Begin using agents to put forth pro-French propaganda in Morocco, also use agents to incite further unrest, portraying the Sultan as someone who cannot and will not look out for the citizens of Morocco while putting up the image of France as a benevolent leader on the world stage who will grant freedom and prosperity to everyday Moroccans. See if the propaganda campaign works and if it does, we'll take it from there afterward.

--- France sends her congratulations to the Newly elected Pope. As a majority Catholic nation, France hopes to see a dynamic and engaging leader of the Church.
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2014, 02:03:39 PM »

If in fact, the Kaiser was poisoned by Russia, then France stands by the rest of the world in condemning such an act.
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2014, 09:54:08 PM »

We propose a treaty of friendship with the French Republic, establishing principles of nonaggression, commitment to diplomacy, as well as opening trade routes between us.


France would welcome a treaty with the Sultan and we are both excited and pleased to see the work he has done since the war. France wants to move forward and commit to peaceful diplomatic relations with the Ottomans.
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2014, 08:52:03 PM »

It is not the policy of France to comment on the internal policies of the United States as we are allied nations. I do want to express our deep concern over this situation. We trust the American people will be able to work out this situation themselves and we hope that our friends across the sea will find a peaceful solution to their current crisis.
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