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« on: July 26, 2017, 09:26:50 PM »

Anne, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange and Regent of the Netherlands

1) The Dutch are a proud, independent people. Our government must function as intended, with the Stadtholder intervening when laws are outrageous. To this end, Jacob Gilles of the States faction is appointed Grand Pensionary of the Netherlands. Additionally, investigations into the possible creation of a House of Assembly are to begin immediately.

2)  We may be undeniably connected to Britain, but we are our own country. No longer will Britain insert its politics into our own. We are an independent nation, and this must not be lost.

3) Trade is the lifeblood of the Dutch economy. To this end, our trade fleet is to be expanded with both merchantmen and warships for protection. Privateers are alos to be enlisted to help protect trade routes and shipping lanes.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 10:17:56 PM »

The States General is to vote immediately on Prussia's proposal for a reduction of trade tariffs between our nations.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 02:56:26 PM »

The Netherlands expresses dismay at the Treaty between Britain and Spain. There still exists much resentment against Spain as a result of the War of Independence, and public opinion in the Provinces may turn against Britain as a result.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 04:21:14 PM »

The Dutch-Prussian Treaty of Mutual Assistance

1) Tariffs on goods traded between the Netherlands and Prussia are to dramatically reduced.

2) The Netherlands and Prussia swear to defend each other in the face of military or political hostility

3) The Netherlands will provide advisors to assist in expanding and training  the Prussian Navy while Prussian advisors will assist in the expansion and training of the Dutch Army.

4) Both nations agree to provide economic support in all trade endeavors

5) Prussian and Dutch nationals are to be granted free passage of all territories under the jurisdiction of either power

6) William, Prince of Orange is to marry Wilhelmina, sister to the nephew and Crown Prince of Prussia, in order to bind our nations by marriage.

7) Both nations agree to defend one another against the intransigence of the Catholic powers
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 06:09:46 PM »

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x Frederick II, King in Prussia

x Anne, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange and Regent of the Netherlands
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 01:21:58 AM »

Proclomation from the United Provinces of the Netherlands

The intransigence of France and Austria on our ally Prussia cannot go unanswered. In response, the States General is to vote on an increase of tariffs on both Grench and Austrian goods.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 04:36:27 PM »

Statement from the United Provinces of the Netherlands

Clearly peace is not on the agenda of France and Austria, only threats and deception, and territorial expansion. Unless the tariff on Dutch goods is removed immediately, both countries will be blacklisted and Dutch traders will look elsewhere.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 05:53:07 PM »

Proclamation from the Netherlands

Again, to no one's surprise, peace does not seem to be on the agenda of France. Therefore, with the use use of executive power granted to me by the office of Stadtholder, I hereby decree that France and her territories, from this point on, are blacklisted. Dutch nationals are forbidden to trade with France on pain of imprisonment.

Anne, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange and Regent of the Netherlands
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 06:56:58 AM »

1) Marie Louise will remain untouched. She has not shown any inclinations to rebellion, and would be likely to turn down any opportunity to do so. However, the positions of Secretary of War, Secretary of the Admiralties and Secretary of the Colonies are to be filled by members of the Orangist faction.

2) Prussia has been a valuable ally of the Dutch people, and we shall remain aligned with them and the British. The Prussian advisors have been training our forces in modern techniques, including somewhat . . . unconventional methods of warfare. We shall be prepared to deal with any invasion of our territory.

3) Pieter Steyn of the Orangists is to be appointed Governor of New Holland. There are opportunities in this new land that we simply cannot ignore. Governor Steyn is to be given ships, provisions, 1,000 men to function as a garrison, and as many settlers willing to try and strike out, and be forever immortalised in the Netherlands as pioneers of this new land.

4) Our 40,000 standing troops are to be divided into the Army of the North and the Army of the South, with 20,000 men each. The Army of the North is to focus on offensive warfare, while the Army of the South will focus on developing defensive strategies to face a potential French invasion.

5) The border shared with the French is to be fortified immediately. A line of forts must be constructed without delay in order to guard against French aggression.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 04:35:34 AM »

The Republic of the United Provinces will not allow wanton aggression to rage over the continent, perpetrated by the Kingdom of France and the Austrian Empire. The Austrian refusal to acknowledge Silesia as Prussian territory should have been a sign, but Anne, in her peaceful nature, believed a diplomatic solution was possible. It is now apparent that one is not.

With diplomacy exhausted, the people of the Netherlands will follow the example of of its allies Prussia and Great Britain,  and hereby declares war on France and Austria.

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 08:53:54 AM »

The Netherlands asks its allies to recognize Belgium (the Austrian Netherlands) as its legal territory.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 12:26:40 AM »

The Netherlands warns its ally Britain against its statement in Ireland. The Netherlands is an enlightened country, and will protect its Catholic population against any aggression.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 03:27:40 AM »

I will remind Britain that the Netherlands is a country that prizes Enlightenment and religious freedom is paramount. Should His Majesty feel the need to, he may disinherit me from his line. I am Dutch, not English

Anne, Princess of Orange and Regent of the Netherlands
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2017, 11:09:44 PM »

A Declaration from the Most Serene Republic of Venice

Any clashes between the warring powers in our waters shall be met by the full force of the Venetian navy.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 06:12:03 PM »

June 1757
George II of Great Britain

A Proclamation From Kensington Palace

Over the last several months, His Majesty the King has heard from his strongest Generals, smartest ministers, and loyalest Holy Men with regards to the Stuart Rebellion in Ireland. After reviewing, debating, and praying on many options, His Majesty the King has come to a decision on a method to secure peace across His Realms. His Majesty the King has decreed that full emancipation shall be granted to all Catholics in England, Scotland, and Wales, as they have already proven their loyalty to His Majesty the King. Further, His Majesty the King has decreed special instructions for the Catholics in Ireland.Any Catholic man who renounces the Stuartist line and who renounces the Pope's claim to absolute temporal authority shall be allowed to inherit property, vote in elections, and serve in His Majesty the King's Army and Navy for so long as he remains loyal. He shall also be forgiven of any crimes he may have committed against His Majesty the King during the current state of rebellion. It is His Majesty the King's intention to unite his realms once more in peace under His watchful guidance rather than continue the period of bloodshed and violence among countrymen.

God Save the King!

The Most Serene Republic is grateful that His Majesty has extended this olive branch.
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 09:46:34 PM »

1) Our foreign policy shall remain one of armed neutrality. We shall remain open to all, but any conflicts in our waters or within our border shall be met with the full force of the Venetian military.

2) We are meant to be a republic, and due to this, a House of Assembly, consisting of deputies elected by districts of people, shall be firmed to protect the interests of the people.

3) Any powers involved in conflicts that do occur under our jurisdiction will suffer high tariffs on all trade conducted through Venice.
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2017, 04:03:40 PM »

The Republic expresses great disturbance at the cavalier attitude of Piedmont-Sardinia. The scourge of war must not ge allowed to visit Italy.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 04:24:00 PM »

I suppose the people of Ireland will be glad to hear that the British King only intended to fight for "religious diversity and tolerance" when he said:

January 1757
All Catholics in Ireland who wish to preserve their well-being must convert to the Church of England and commit the following oath to an officer of the British Army or become subject to imprisonment, torture, severe fining, banishment, and even death for their continued disloyalty. Violation of the Oath is punishable by death and death alone. Good and loyal Catholics across the realm are encouraged to take the same oath, to assure His Majesty the King of their continued loyalty.

It is an interesting claim to tolerance when the only Catholic who is willing to "tolerate" this shameful alliance could only be made to do so after being imprisoned for over a year by his new Prussian masters.

As for Italy, I would advise His Serenity to look around: many of his Italian compatriots have been active participants in the fight since this atrocious war began. I myself am Grand Duke of Tuscany; does the war not touch Italy through me?

Venice is a neutral power, and will remain so. We will not be drawn into a disagreement between the powers that be.

The League of Armed Neutrality is just that. Our neutrality will be ensured by mutual defence.
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 06:23:59 PM »

1) The first Assembly Elections are to take place immediately. Upon assuming office, power shall be invested in the Doge to appoint a Chief Minister and Speaker of the Assembly. The Chief Minister shall then appoint a Minister of Foreign Relations, a Minister of Internal Affairs, Ninister of Finance and Miniater of War. All appointments by the Chief Minister must be confirmed by the Doge.

2) The League of Armed Neutrality is open to all who consider themselves in danger, but neutral in the war that is raging. To this end, all powers wishing to join the League must ratify the Treaty of Political and Military Neutrality. As the League's founder, I shall assume the largely ceremonial office of President of the League.

3) Venice is prepared to act as a mediator for negotiations between the warring powers to restore the peace.
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2017, 06:57:22 PM »
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France has indicated a willingness to negotiate. Will no one else agree to a conference to restore the peace?
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2017, 07:01:29 PM »

The Most Serene Republic of Venice is assembling a group to carry out a humanitarian mission to the war-torn cities and towns of central Germany. 2,500 soldiers will be assigned to guard them. The objective of said mission is to provide food, water, shelter, medical aid and other supplies to the people there.
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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2017, 08:17:09 PM »

To ensure the safety of our humanitarian mission and to build up for the conference later in 1758, we propose that all sides agree to an immediate ceasefire to allow aid to reach those displaced by conflict.
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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 05:12:52 AM »

A ceasefire while Imperial territory, especially the Imperial seat of Vienna, continue to suffer from oppressive occupation is an unconscionable proposition. We decline.

Very well.

The Conference of Venice is hereby planned for late 1758. The following powers are invited:

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
The Kingdom of Prussia
The Kingdom of France
The Archduchy of Austria
The Empire of Russia
The Ottoman Empire

All nations must acknowledge the League of Armed Neutrality's humanitarian missions to aid the people displaced by conflict and submit to a ceasefire until the Conference is held. Should any nation fail to do so, they shall simply be excluded from the Conference.
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2017, 08:38:47 PM »

His Majesty King Frederick would note that Catherine Alekseyevna and the infant Paul "Petrovich" have no claim to the Russian throne, Elizabeth Petrovna having usurped the throne of the rightful Tsar a decade and a half ago and the infant Paul having been openly acknowledged as a bastard by his own supposed father.

With growing parts of the continent recognizing the illegal nature of this "regency" and the puppet rule of Catherine through the bastard Paul, we request Catherine Alekseyevna not to be recognized as the official representative of the Empire of Russia for any peace conference, that role belonging to the rightful Tsar Ivan VI.

Is peace on no-one's agenda? The desire for war an conquest will only year the world apart at the seams.

Clearly, all the monarchs of Europe desire is war, war, and more war.

Venice will not be a party to it. We will support the people affected by the conflict, but clearly, neither side is willing to stop acting like children. So be it. Venice has tried to be the adult. All we will do is aid the people.
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 08:50:33 PM »

1st Congress of the League of Armed Neutrality


Venice is initiating a Congress of all member states to occur once a year in order create a cohesive international policy. Items on the agenda for the First Congress are:

Motions of condemnation for all powers currently at war
Motion to call for the release of the Imperial family of Austria
Motion to condemn the French atrocities in the Netherlands
Motion to relax trade restrictions between League members
Motion to create a multinational corps of volunteers to carry out humanitarian missions to the people of Europe and America displaced by war
Motion calling for a peace conference between all powers
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