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Postby MrBean111 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:22 pm

The Greater Hulstrian Chronicle proudly re-opens its paper to Terra, bringing you all the news from the Imperial Crownlands.
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David Thorsten Elected New Chairman; Kleinman Steps Down
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Party Minister of Justice David Thorsten Elected FAP Chairman After Kleinman Appoints Him To Office

Imperial Diet- Gregory Kleinman, the chairman of the Fascist Authority Party for over 15 years and the 14th Governor-General of Greater Hulstria, resigned shortly after losing re-election for Governor-General in January. The 70-year old politician said in his statement that his time "as chairman of the FAP has to come to an end sometime" and that "the politics of then" when he was appointed chairman "is not the politics of now". New "leaders of the party need to arise" Kleinman said "to confront the threats to efficiency, the Monarchy, and sanity of these Imperial Crownlands". He included that "radical political idealogies can not make their way back into Hulstrian politics and gateways that could lead to the destruction of all that is efficient should be blocked". Kleinman went onto say that "Progress has advanced in the FAP and in the country under my terms as both. Despite some roadblocks, we have stuck to our guns on moral and dynamic conservative beliefs". The "Prosperous Years" Kleinman said "are not yet over". The surge of political activity and the arrival of new political parties made it difficult for the former Chairman to make advancements in the Governor-General elections this year; while he did remain strong in the first round of voting, he was beaten in the second round. The Fascist Authority Party in general however in the Imperial Diet votings did very well and became the majority party in Greater Hulstria, the first time in over 30 years. Under the chairmanship of Spenzer Roderick in the mid 2600s was able to lead the party being the majority for over 20 years during the partisan reign of the AFC. It has become custom to FAP chairmans to appoint new leaders after their resignation statements and Kleinman did not dissapoint by tapping David Thorsten, longtime FAP Minister of Justice, to become the new chairman of the party. Thorsten was rumored to be choosen for the national Ministry of Justice in 2736 after the Imperial Hulstrian Party left Hulstria to attend international business but was not picked, instead a representative from the Konservative Volker Parti was tapped for the job. There is no bad blood says Thorsten because he knows that "the KVP can be trusted in such a position". He noted that the KVP "stepped up to the plate" and offered a more moderate, sensible position on religious laws after the passing of the communist "Religion" bill by the Radicalists Movement, creating a new amount of respect for the party from the FAP saying "they took into consideration other parties views and created a middle ground for everyone". A special session was called up in the party to vote in Thorsten and he was voted in without opposition.

David Thorsten, unlike when Kleinman was appointed by Reinhardt in 2723, is known throughout internal political affairs. Many call Thorsten a reasonable and practical person, looking if the laws put in front of him to vote are logical for the Crownlands. The recent string of anarchist legislation has seen Thorsten at work defending such beliefs bashing bills to promote complete lawnessless in Hulstria's social environment, chipping away any sort of moral conservative standard Hulstrians have got attached to, and throwing away any sort of the rule of law. Thorsten also worked closely with several Imperial Hulstrian Party when they controlled the Ministry of Justice and contributed to opening up several new courts under the IHP's spot there. Its no question to ones close to Thorsten that he follows a traditional line of Fascist Authority Party chairmans who are royalists and support the Emperor (Heinrich II). As for his main political beliefs many say, he uses his same logical attitude towards the powers of central and local government; his not either a main central government or devoluitionist supporter. "When it comes down to the final vote, he'll make a decision" says some FAP source. "We can spend all day talking about what he will or won't vote on but when it comes down to the final tally, his true points of view will be expressed".

In a press briefing, Thorsten made some comments on the current state of political affairs in Greater Hulstria, and expressed some opinions on legislation up for vote in the Imperial Diet. "Its bit overwhemling," Thorsten expressed. "We have legislation proposing entirely new cabinets and legislation proposing anarchy in Hulstria. I'm going to put this out right here; The Radical Movement is nothing but a party composed of illogical, communist, republican freaks who will stop at nothing to impose their points of view onto the rational citizens. They have said in public they want to overthrow the Monarchy and want to create an anarchistic society; parties need to band together to stop this influx of nonsense in the Imperial Diet. Just because the KHP has left for a short while does not call for us crushing the progess this nation has seen in the past 15 years". Thorsten on the other hand reassured citizens that "Thanks to the laws like the Paramilitary Organizations Act and other pieces of legislation protecting the Emperor, any move to abolish the Monarchy is superfluous. Nonetheless, the flith of RM can't make further communist steps like what they did to religion to our social, economic, and government laws." The new chairman touched on the possibility of a fully new cabinet saying "a full debate is needed on this subject".

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"The chances of the RM overthrowing the Monarch and imposing Anarchy is this big" says Thorsten

Its expected that Thorsten will roll out his own agenda in the legislature soon but insider sources say that for the time being he will be focusing all his energy on what is on the floor now. Staatsminister Adam Hammond, who was choosen to temporarily take over the spot for the KHP, said "When the time comes we'll probably focus on education, health, and infrastructure. Free tuition is a big thing for the FAP and we have been pushing for a long time to get that overturned". Hammond also hinted at pushing for some opening up some of the economic laws to make way for business, he said "Our friends at the Kaufmännischer Anschluss have good ideas on business and while we didn't support their salary cap legislation, their views on protectionism amongst others is on par with our own views".
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Postby MrBean111 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:20 am

Fascist Authority Party Rolls Out Legislation; Looks To Inact Reform
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Staatsminister Adam Hammond (center) speaks to reporters about new FAP legislation in the Imperial Diet

Imperial Diet- Chairman David Thorsten, ranking party officials, and FAP-cabinet Ministers last week rolled out what they called "only a small fraction" of upcoming legislation. Bills like the Re-Open The State Church Act, Compensation Act of 2738, Education For All Act of 2738, and the State Veto Act of 2738 were proposed in the Imperial Diet at an effort to jump start activity within the party and officially begin Thorsten's tenure as party chairman. As promised by Staatsminister Adam Hammond, the Fascist Authority Party focused its proposals on a fully-funded tuition program and infrastructure projects amongst others. The FAP is also attempting to bring back the State Church in the "Re-Open Act", attended mostly by the Kaiser and Royal Family, after it was abolished in the communist "Religion" bill by the Radicalists Movement last year. "It is truly amazing here in Hulstria, a constitutional monarchy, the legislature is actually debating if we should have a State Church or not," said Adam Hammond in the Imperial Diet to a crowd of reporters. "It is custom, it is tradition here in the Imperial Crownlands to have a State Church. Never has the establishment done any harm to the citizens of Greater Hulstria in its entire history; it is a ceremonial Church that dates back to the dawn of this nation and to our first Emperor, Franz I. Abolishing such a place with so much history is a spit to the face of the pillars of our history who fought hard to preserve the Monarchy and fight for religious freedom from the communist time periods. Allowing the republican Radical Movement to gain a win sends a wrong message to sensible Hulstrians". Hammond went onto say "The Fascist Authority Party will not stop our efforts to bring back the Church". He also noted that chairman Thorsten set up a new national committee set around the "Re-Open the State Church Act" and not only hopes that enough "noise" will be made to turn new support for the bill but will shutter opposition.

Its clear to anyone who passes by the Diet chamber when a session on religious law, representatives from the FAP are the loudest to defend their stances; fierce debates have already been showcased on issues like the separation of church and state. The majority, if not all, the anti-religion legislation, has been proposed as mentioned by the Radicalists Movement, a party composed of anarcho-communist and republican members bent on the destruction of any sort of governance in the Crownlands even revealing out in public their intentions to outlaw the Monarch. However while there is tense debates in the Imperial Diet, the Radicalists Movement despite their eccentric attitude, have not made any real sort of logical arguement for the abolishment of the State Church or any sort of program they deem not to their liking, prompting questions from the political specturm in Hulstria on their legitimacy. Since their arrival to Hulstria, the Radicalists Movement have hid behind meaningless discussion on "peoples freedoms", only sugarcoating their obvious anarchistic agenda, and have yet to really come up with a smart rebuttal to their opposition. Fortunately, the only success the RM has had so far was their anti-religious bill last year, and thanks to the workings of the Konservative Volker Parti, Hulstria returned to normal with logical religious laws. Though the State Church was not enacted in that amendment, it was instead left out of legislation. This is because while the secular KVP accept that religion does play a part in society, they see no need for a state religion/church. This has created a huge problem for the Fascist Authority Party and the Kaufmännischer Anschluss, the only two parties that have been fully pushing for the re-installation. The two parties make up only 313 seats combined, not enough to overturn the communist period like law.

Chairman David Thorsten made a surprise appereance in the Imperial Diet shortly after the Staatsminister meeting with reporters and he had himself his own meeting with them. Before answering questions Thorsten commented on the excellent success of the "Hulstria-Vorona Free Trade Argeement" up for vote in the legislature, which it looks like it will pass with the required amount of votes. The Free Trade Argeement, written originally by former chairman/Governor-General Gregory Klienman in 2736, sets up an official economic alliance between the Monarchies of Hulstria and Vorona; the argeement would help new resources/goods to be exchanged between the two nations at the hope of generating new wealth for both cultures. Klienman wanted Hulstria to reach out to Vorona, a country that has been for many years ruled under totalitarian dictatorships and radical regimes but just recently turned towards stabilty and set up a Monarchy in 2725. The ultimate achievement Klienman wanted to get to was to push Vorona out of its economic disparity still remanent from past dictatorships and create a booming industrial scene by setting up a free trade argeement among the two nations; he also wanted closer relationship to the newly established Monarch, welcoming another to Dovani and Terra. Thorsten said passing this argeement will "honor the former Governor-General" and create a new "economic ally" on Dovani. The Hulstria-Vorona Free Trade Argeement will be the first free trade treaty Greater Hulstria has signed onto in over 35 years.

It became obvious that first question come into the form on the thoughts of the Radicalists Movement and their string of "laws" in the Imperial Diet. Thorsten responded to the reporter by saying "They are not a legit party. For example in the Toture Bill, I was astounded by their reasoning of banning torture in Greater Hulstria: they said it was, I quote, totally retarded. How can one a make the argument in front of the entire chamber and not be ashamed of himself? I thought Hulstria was in a period of intellectual debate; The RM is turning into a laughing stock". Thorsten then went onto say that while the Radicalists Movement is certainly not on par with the last republicanist movement with the Revolutionary Republican Army in the late 2660s, they still pose a threat to "all that is sane and efficient". He pointed out a recent piece of legislation put out by the RM, proposing that the historical Crownland name given to Hulstria's regions be changed to "Department" and surprise, no reason was given why the country should change it. While Thorsten stated he knows it won't pass, he said this "should be the sign to all political parties to quickly reject the Radicalists Movement before they go any further with their policies". In another question, a reporter asked Thorsten if the arrival of the radicals has taken a hit to the economy, and if their measures was hurting economic demand or businessess looking to invest in Hulstria. "As I stated, they are not a threat like the RRA, they were completely different," he said. "Looking at numbers, I have not seen any dent or slowing down of the economy because of the RM. If one should occur, then measures will have to be taken to reverse such a cycle".

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Chairman Thorsten says "No Way To Changing the Crownland Name" after seeing bill proposing otherwise

One reporter from the Budenlar-based "Morning Crownlands!" asked David Thorsten if he is seeking to make any changes to the Fascist Authority Party cabinet and if people should be expecting any shakeups within the party cabinet. Thorsten declared that as of now "no major cabinet appointments are going to be made" except for his vacant Justice seat. "The majority of the party cabinet is still fairly new and composed of the right people," the chairman said. "Before Klienman resigned, he did all the appointments beforehand, and I argee with his choosings, so there is no need for me to change anything". There are rumors however that Nikolai Reinhardt, the son of former Fascist Authority Party chairman and 4-term Governor-General Wolfgang Reinhardt, is interested in taking up the vacant Justice seat left behind by David Thorsten. Nikolai, who followed in his father's footsteps and has become a lawyer, has expressed interest in joining the party once ruled by his dad but has not put anything on the table yet.
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Re: The Greater Hulstrian Chronicle

Postby Zongxian » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:07 am

Fall of the Konservative Völker Partei

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Chairwoman Müller announces the disbandment of the KVP after continued failure in elections.

KVP Headquarters, Kien - In news that disappointed thousands today, KVP Chairwoman Müller announced the disbandment of the party. With the return of the Christian Liberal Party and ancient Imperial Party, the popularity of the KVP has plummeted, with the majority of its voters scurrying to the Christian Liberals. For nearly a decade, the KVP was Hulstria's largest party, even holding the Governor-General office twice with Hildegard Klay and Martin Valle. It is expected that with this disbandment, those who remained loyal to the KVP will go to coalition partner, the Fascist Authority Party, or to either the Imperial Party or Christian Liberals.

All properties owned by the KVP, their national and regional headquarters, have already been put up for sale and offices have begun to be cleaned out. Many within the party have become angered towards Müller for this sudden end that has now caused hundreds of party employees to be unemployed without any notice. Reports have come in that the national headquarters already has a deposit on it by what seems to be a new political organization entering the Hulstrian political scene. All that is known is that this possible organization is that its not connected to the KVP or any existing party in Hulstria.
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Thorsten Elected Governor-General On 100 Year Anniversary of Resurgence of 2641
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David Thorsten becomes 16th Governor-General of Hulstria Beating Anders Raske With 8 Million More Votes

Imperial Diet- Within inner party circles the date of April 7th, 2641 can only mean one thing; the day Spenzer Roderick and Allen Green led the revival of the Fascist Authority Party after a 40 year absence from Hulstrian politics in what has been dubbed by many as the "Resurgence of 2641". It is only fitting that a century later from that year that the Fascist Authority Party not only retain their majority statue (received last election in 2738) but win the title of Governor General, the elected represenative of Emperor Heinrich II; while the election was in January, it nonetheless has struck a strong cord with party officials, and has boosted morale immensely. While all the people who led the resurgence and eventually became part of the governing cabinet of the party are all deceased, their contributions to the FAP are still remnant to the members today. The "All-Crownland" tactic developed by Allen Green in 2647, former Vice-Chairman and friend of Spenzer Roderick, is still used by the Fascist Authority Party; the tactic was created during the "Anti-Fascist Coalition" time period as an attempt for the party to gain larger represenation by creating separate, individual bills aimed at certain Crownlands to max support for the FAP. Advertising and campaigning in all the Crownlands was a pillar to the tactic as well. Obviously it worked if officials still follow it today and the tactic has been used on numerous occasions throughout the century, notably in the election years in 2658 and 2711 where the FAP candidate for Governor-General (Roderick and Reinhardt respectively) won. Despite some mishaps like the "Falk Isolationist Period" or troubles, the Fascist Authority Party has seen its fair share of successes as well. While 100 (113 if you take the original 13 years under Ablrecht Ewald from 2587) years may not seem that long taking into consideration the length of the roots embedded into Hulstria by the Kaiserliche Hulsterreichische Partei, who returned last year and endrosed Thorsten this year for Governor-General, 100 years is looked as a success of its own.

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2741 Marks the 100 Year Anniversary Of the FAP Resurgence By Main Architect Spenzer Roderick

David Thorsten, receiving endorsements from the mentioned Kaiserliche Hulsterreichische Partei and the now defunct Konservative Volker Parti, beat incumbent Anders Raske by 8 million more votes to become the 16th Governor-General of Greater Hulstria. The final tally was Thorsten leading Raske with 52% of the vote (98 million) and Raske behind with 48% (90 million); this is looked upon as a huge defeat for Raske, it was only 3 years ago he was able to reign in over 104 million votes to win, this year however he was 14 million short of retaining the position. W. Neckshot of the infamous Radicalists Movement posted poor results for Governor-General this year, to the pleasure of many citizens, but did gain a few seats in the Imperial Diet. Although many think that their new members are from the Christian Liberals who saw a loss and many think the RM did not gain any fresh supporters. The Fascist Authority Party itself on the other sweept competition in the Imperial Diet elections capturing the majority vote in the entire Eastern Crownlands. The Crownlands of (the region) of Hulstria, Mitrania, and the home Crownland of David Thorsten Hilgar were all won by the FAP. David Thorsten has now joined the ranks of people who shaped modern Hulstrian politics of the likes of Karl van Gessal, Christiaan van Rensburg, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Hildegard Klay, and Edmund von Greifstein; the question is will Thorsten be able to reach the successes these former Governor-Generals had or be around long enough to make an impact, ending the line of one-term Governor-Generals that has been going on for almost a decade.

The win has been attached to David Thorsten's relentless campaign for the revival of the traditional State Church and his later victory for mustering up enough support to re-establish the Church to a national level has its always been. When the State Church and pretty much almost of religious influence in Hulstria was snipped away by the communist "Religion" bill by the Radicalists Movement in 2736, it sent a wave of shock and disbelief to many within the Fascist Authority Party amongst other circles. Many, if not all, of the pro-religious legislation passed under the tenure of Governor-General Wolfgang Reinhardt was overturned creating even more of an effort inside the party to get the bill overturned as quickly as possible. Then Governor-General and FAP chairman Gregory Klienman attempted first to bring back the State Church several times in the Imperial Diet and tried to get it placed into the KVP Religious Amendment Act, a bill that overturned the majority of the Religion bills articles, but did not succeed in either. When Klienman appointed David Thorsten to chairman after lost re-election, the efforts left behind by Kleinman were pursued once again, and Thorsten would not take "no" for an answer. Thorsten rigorously proposed and debated about the State Church, calling the disbandment a "disgrace" to the Monarchy, and an end to traditional values. He even set up a national political action committee based around bringing back the Lutheran State Church and sent his message to many Hulstrians, helping turn over support for his efforts. The eventual win in 2640 in the "State Church Act of 2640", where Thorsten made his lasting statement on the issue, was the final nail in the coffin of radical secuarlism established by the Radcialists Movement as well as a possible ticket to victory this year.

David Thorsten held a small press conference in the Statuary Hall of the Imperial Diet, only short distance from the legislative chamber, to talk about some issues facing Hulstria today. Thorsten began by sending his thanks to the leadership of the KHP, who for the past 4-5 years left Hulstria for international business, for endorsing him for Governor-General. "The KHP these past few elections has helped our candidates greatly and its very much apperciated," said Thorsten. "Our two parties have been going back and forth on endorsements for awhile now, with our people eventually becoming Governor-General. Its probably a bit too early to talk about this but if I should not win re-election, I will most likely endorse the candidate from their party. Its only fitting the FAP has got this success on the 100 year anniversary of our re-founding that the KHP might possibly win on the 100 year anniversary of the creation the of Governor-General office in 2647". Thorsten also put out a thanks to the Konservative Volker Parti, even if they are now imploded. "I'm not very happy that has decided to leave but I thank their leadership anyways for putting their support behind me". He touched on the free-trade treaty with Vorona and commented on its workings "You can see that fortunately both our economies are benefiting from this argeement. Hulstria has seen a steady growth increase in our GDP and income. Vorona has seen benefits as well but until they balance their budget and get rid of that deficit inherited by past regimes, the max potential of this argeement won't be seen in its entirety". Thorsten went on to talk about upcoming legislation coming from the Fascist Authority Party off the win this year "We're looking to mostly overturn some of the articles, I hate to say, passed by anarcho-communists at the Radcialists Movement. They took our military and slashed it with these ridiculous army laws they've put out. Identity card reform and national registration reform are going to be our two next targets for overturning; if a similar tactic I used to get the State Church back in Hulstria, keep on pushing and pushing, I'll use it again". A re-installation of a salary cap Governor-General Thorsten hinted at, saying "it is only sensible a cap be placed" and "considering the fact Hulstria has one of, if not, the smallest tax system in industrialized Terra". No bills have been proposed yet on the floors of the Imperial Diet but it is expected by December activity will surely take over discussions at the dinner table.

At the conference David Thorsten made the annoucement that long-time party Finance Minister Zachary Duke will be resigning by the end of the year but he did not provide a possible name for whom to fill the seat. Thorsten has still not yet made an appointment for the vacant party Justice Ministry as well.

Fascist Authority Party Officials Fuming Over KVP Disbandment
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Party Minister for Industry Paul Niklas scolds the KVP for disbanding; Party Tech Minister Johannes (L) watches on

FAP Headquarters- The sudden and unexpected annoucement of the disbandment of the Konservative Volker Parti created a bit of a stir inside the Fascist Authority Party headquarters in Kien. The KVP, who the past two elections has seen a sharp decrease in representation in the Imperial Diet, decided to deregister themselves as a national political party after Chairwoman Müller announced the plan a few days ago. Her moves to disband the party, reasoning poor results, has left a sour taste in many Fascist Authority Party officials mouths. When the Konservative Volker Parti first formed in 2717, there was a discussion on forming a new coalition of only conservative parties in Greater Hulstria, and up until the KVP's formation, it was decided upon the the FAP along with the KHP would enter a two party coalition called the Imperial Conservatives. Since the Fascist Authority Party and the Kaiserliche Hulsterreichische Partei were at the time the only two major active parties, it made sense to make a cabinet to run the nation to smooth out a slow political period. When the Konservative Volker Parti was formed, then Governor-General (and FAP chairman) Wolfgang Reinhardt decided to include the KVP in the cabinet at a very young age of only a few months of existance in Greater Hulstria. Some within the FAP spoke out against the move to bring the KVP in but Reinhardt insisted that bringing a "young, conservative party in the cabinet" would "balance positioning" and "create new ideas for further agendas". They were given the top Ministries of Education & Culture, Health & Social Services, Trade & Industry, and Science/Technology; the Konservative Volker controlled Hulstria's perhaps entire social and cultural scene at a government standpoint. The party would eventually capture Governor-General and place the first woman ever to be elected to the office; the KVP also captured Governor-General again in 2732. They were the majority party for about 15 years and enjoyed a nice share in decision making in Greater Hulstria; recently that gained controlled of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Finance to take over temporarily in the absence of the Kaiserliche Hulsterreichische Partei. The FAP and the KVP would remain close allies in the cabinet but differed on some legislative issues. Nonetheless the FAP put a lot of confidence with the Konservative Volker and their disbandment has not bounced back well at all. Now it seems as if the the collapse of the KVP has opened the way for a new political party to arise in Hulstria, the Communist Party Of Hulstria was formed shortly after the disbandment of the KVP. It has been reported, contrary to eariler reports, that perhaps some members of the former Konservative Volker have jumped ship with this new Communist Party, creating even more of a controversy.

Party Trade & Industry Minister Paul Niklas and party Science & Technology Minister David Johannes had a conference inside the party headquarters this afternoon to express their anger at Muller's decision to disband. "I am deeply dissapointed with the leadership of the former Konservative Volker Parti and their moves to leave the national political scene. Their unjustified acts has left many of us here at the Fascist Authority Party very angry," said Niklas. "We have spent, at least the time I've been here, a lot effort with working with the Konservative Volker Parti on many issues. The FAP brought the Konservative Volker inside the workings of the national government early on and trusted them with major Ministries that could have been placed in our hands or in the KHPs. Now after 23 years of being apart of the Imperial Conservatives coalition and handling all those Ministries they decide to leave? It is reprehensible. Now I hear possibly some members of that party may have jumped ship to the Communist Party. Now that only pours more salt into the wounds. The leadership of Muller, our former Education & Culture Minister, has destroyed a political party with so much history in a short amount of time; the KVP got what only new parties dream for". David Johannes went up to speak on the recent events too "Every party has its highs and lows, this party has had some problems with numbers in the Imperial Diet in our history," said Johannes. "Their situation of being blocked off by the Christian Liberals is understandable, they have similar issues as them but have seniority; however what the KVP should have done is got off their butts and got active in the Imperial Diet but they didn't. Create some of defense to your holdings! I am upset that that went to disbandment rather than climbing their way back to the top of the ladder considering the fact, as Niklas mentioned, the amount of Ministries they controlled in the cabinet".

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"Not Acceptable" Says David Johannes On The Decision On Muller To Disband Party

"Despite our displeasure with the KVP, the Fascist Authority Party can not dictate if a party chooses to disband or not" said Johannes. "It is not acceptable though considering the amount of power the Konservative Volker Parti was given. I guess the work load was too big for former chairwoman Muller" Johannses spoke on the arrival of the CPH "If these reports of former KVP members joining up with this Communist Party, already a member of the International Anti-Monarchist League amongst other anti-royalist, pro-republican/communist organizations, are true then this only fuels the reslolve of Fascist Authority Party even more. The FAP and other sensible parties should and will block any sort of advancement of the CPH and make sure they can't even have any air to breathe in the Imperial Diet so that they too can join a long list of failed political parties".
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Postby Zongxian » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:17 am

Group Known as "Loyal Konservatives" Advocates Former KVP Members to Join the Fascist Authority Party

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Rally being held in Kien by the "Loyal Konservatives" organization.

Kien - Following last months largely criticized disbandment of the KVP by Katherine Muller, rumors have risen that some KVP members may actually be joining the new Communist Party. In reaction to this, a group of loyal KVP members have formed the organization "Loyal Konservatives" and are advocating former party members to join the Fascist Authority Party, the KVP's closest ally in politics. Notable KVP members who have joined this organization are Governor-General candidate Akira Matsu, Min. of Foreign Affairs Schwartz, Min. of Justice Heidenreich, Min. of Health Rutnik, Min. of Science Ito. From the Party Cabinet is Fredrikkson, Akamatsu, and Ritter. The new political affiliations of the remaining inner party members is unknown at the moment.

Muller of course for the past month has been under attack from not only her own party, but even other parties. Earlier this week, rumors spread throughout the Internet when a local Kien blogger spotted, and took pictures of, Muller exiting a vehicle in the back of the former KVP Headquarters, now Communist, and entering the building. This image soon spread throughout the Internet and today was seen on most Hulstrian media channels. Many have now begun questioning the true political views of Muller and whether her time in the KVP was merely done to advance herself before revealing her true self. At one of today's Loyal Konservatives rallies, one former party member said this about Muller, "For someone who was in control of Hulstria's education system, she's obviously not that educated at all in the fact that she's going to associate with communist republicans."

Meanwhile, the newly formed Communist Party has announced its intentions to release its manifesto to the Imperial Diet by the end of this year, giving the nation some insight into the exact views of this seemingly hated party. Internationally, its already affiliated itself with various...suggestive...organizations which have caught the eye of the Fascist Authority Party. Everything ranging from Communism to Atheism and to Republicanism is in the organizations its in. Some are questioning the membership in the Pan-Terran Red Army as well. These affiliations have sparked some death threats from radicals on the other side though the party has dismissed these threats as "just words".
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Re: The Greater Hulstrian Chronicle

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Governor-General Thorsten Calls New Cabinet "A Sham"; Calls For Censure
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Greater Hulstrias New Cabinet "Should Not Be Recognized As Hulstria's Legitimate Government" Says Thorsten

Imperial Diet- The government was thrown into a tailspin last week after news broke out that the far-left Christian Liberal Party and anarcho-communist Radicalists Movement secured enough votes to cast in a "new cabinet" composed of just their two parties, ousting the twenty-three year Imperial Conservatives coalition. With the implosion of the Konservative Volker Partei, the total amount of seats in the Imperial Diet stands at over 656 seats, 69 seats short of the max 725. Since it is required that half the Diet has to vote on ushering in a cabinet, the CLA/RM alliance was barely (although successfully) able to climb over the half+1 requirement with 346 votes, only a mere 18 vote lead over the needed 328 to pass. If the Diet was at its normal 725 seat standing, the CLA/RM alliance would have failed but with the mentioned disbandment of the KVP, it opened a small door for this, what have many been calling, sham of a national government. "Hulstria has been taken over by communist, secular extremists," declared Fascist Authority Party Vice-Chairman Michael Volkreiter. "The fact that the Christian Liberals would risk the security of our nation by joining a cabinet coalition with radical republicans just so they could make a point is as low as you can get. They as far as I'm concerned they are worthless to Hulstrian society; they will be forever known as putting the risk of the Monarchy instead of securing our very own country". At the vote, the CLA did not provide a single explanation for their vote instead their delegation simply casted their decision and left the Diet silently with many other members of the legislature shouting "treason" as they walked out. The suspicions that the Christian Liberals may have been leaning to republicism may have very well been set in as fact as they are now apart of a "cabinet" with the Radicalists Movement. What scares many citizens is that the Christian Liberals have allowed the Radicalists Movement to control the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs; the fact that republicans now have a say in military and foreign decision making have citizens plunged into fear. The lack of concern for public safety exibited by the CLA have Hulstrian legislators and citizens shouting treachery. To top everything off, the Communist Party of Hulstria has emerged out of nowhwere joining up in groups like the paramilitary Pan-Terra Army and several other far-left, republican international organizations; if the Christian Liberals have really turned their back on Hulstria and have joined the radical crowd, this leaves the Imperial Hulstrian and the Fascist Authority Party holding the Monarchy up in the Imperial Diet.

Governor-General David Thorsten immidently called upon a special session with the remaining members of the Imperial Conservatives Cabinet at the one of the larger Imperial Diet conferences halls and then went back to the FAP party headquarters to discuss recent events with his own members. After hours of closed door internal party members at the FAP headquarters, Thorsten set up a press conference in the building media room; it was packed with reporters and other interesting Hulstrians to hear what the Governor-General had to say on the subject. "Let me first off assure our society thats that efficiency, intellectualism, and most importantly royalism in Hulstria has not vanished. Despite the recent surge of self-interest and foolishness exerted by the likes of the Christian Liberals and the anarcho-communists, the Monarch along with the drive of sensible political politicals in Greater Hulstria is as strong as ever" declared Thorsten in his opening comments. "It is very unfortunate that the Christian Liberals, but not surprising, would seek to empower themselves rather than looking at the environment around them. It is unknown that the CLP knows what they have done. They have let the anarchists, the republicans, and the communists affiliated with the Radicalists Movement control our important Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs; this is very dangerous."

Thorsten added "They say they voted in this cabinet because we here at the FAP prompted them to go along with the republicans because we voted against early cabinet proposals proposed by the Christian Liberals attempting to get themselves back into the national government. I told them already, the FAP was not ready to move into a coalition with them until the Imperial Hulstrians returned back from international business; it was not that hard of a request. They say they want compromise now, they say they are willing to enter a coalition with the KHP and the FAP but they think that what they have just done will not stick to them. They have to do something to regain not only our trust but the entire nations". Thorsten said "The fact they let republicans gain foothold in our government is already a crime of itself". "The Imperial Diet," said Thorsten, "should consider moving towards a measure to place a reprimand or a censure upon the Christian Liberals and the Radicalists Movement"; "They should be meet with criticism and disapproval".

Thorsten also declared that Fascist Authority Party would not be officially recognizing the current "cabinet coalition" in place when they are sworn in; its unknown if anyone but the CLP or the RM will even attend the ceremonial proceedings. "They should not be recognized as Hulstria's legitimate government for obvious reasons," said Thorsten. "As far as I'm concerned, the Imperial Conservative positions that was in place in 2731 is still the functioning cabinet today in 2741. No changes have or will be made". While the Emperor has power over the Imperial Guard and Navy as well several other organizations within the nation, no statements have come out of the Fliederbrunn Palace, keeping the long tradition of the Emperor straying of the internal political affairs of the Imperial Diet.

On the matter of the Konservative Volker Partei, Thorsten said "As Niklas and Johannes said, the FAP is dissapointed, and very angry at Mullers decision to disband. If she was afterall communist, it is the KVP's internal political circles fault for not only electing her but not fully looking at her true political beliefs. I know that party had several different factions, libertarian, liberal conservative etc but that does not count as an excuse to let someone like Muller to gain entry". He continued by saying "Their disbandment has surely caused all of this. However any member of the KVP who wishes to join the FAP is welcome in our halls; our doors are open for the remaining, sensible people of the now dead KVP".
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Re: The Greater Hulstrian Chronicle

Postby Zongxian » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:17 pm

Communist Manifesto Enters Imperial Diet, Burlund Attacks Opposition

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Communist Secretary Ben Burlund attacks the "fascist" and "elitist" parties of Hulstria during speech in Kien.

Kien - Last week the next parts of the Communist Manifesto, the economic and military sections, were released to the Imperial Diet. Earlier this year the Manifestos on Foreign Policy and Health were voted on and defeated by the Diet. Secretary Burlund attacked those who opposed the manifestos stating, "It is clear that the parties that currently comprise of our government are fascist and elitist. They have no interest in the working people or in equality of all. They push for prejudice laws such as a state religion, which now once again exists after a short absence, and for not allowing affirmative action which ensures that all workers are employed." Burlund went on to address the Party's various international affiliations. "The monarchy is an outdated and undemocratic establishment. They take your money and use it for their own personal lives of luxury in their multiple palaces. It is clear that we must get with the times and change to a true democratic system, a socialist system where all are equal and democracy is at its fullest! As for our membership in the Pan-Terran Red Army, it is merely a way of having an established..security force, to protect us from the fascists or others in this corrupt government who may attempt to make attacks against us for our views. In 2744 I am asking all of you to go to the polls and vote for the Communist Party and defeat the oppressive powers that have ruled you for far too long! Change will come to Hulstria and it begins with you, the people!"

Within Party affairs this month, Burlund is expected to begin putting together the Party Cabinet. Burland also has plans to travel to each Crownland and all major cities in his campaign for Governor-General, which some consider to have already begun despite elections being two years away. His platform contains mostly the same that is seen in the Communist Manifestos with a promise for change in the economy, healthcare, education, and rights. At the moment exactly how the 2744 elections will turn out is unpredictable, but under current statistics, the Christian-Radical Coalition will likely maintain their majority and possibly obtain control of all government offices. If Burland's trips and the manifestos in the Diet gain enough visibility for the Communists though, the election outcome could be significantly shaken.
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Re: The Greater Hulstrian Chronicle

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FAP Vice-Chairman Michael Volkreiter Says Burland's Hopes "Wishful Thinking"
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Volkreiter says The Communist Party is the one that is "outdated" and their chairman, Ben Burland is "clearly deliusional"

FAP Headquarters- With the Governor-General and Fascist Authority Party Chairman off to conduct interational business with Voronan affairs, this leaves FAP Vice-Chairman Michael Volkreiter to tend to the domestic political operations for the party in Greater Hulstria. While nothing has significantly changed within the Fascist Authority Party, the once behind the scenes Vice-Chairman has now been trusted into the national spotlight, and he has taken no time to get himself acquainted with the Hulstrian media and legislators in the Imperial Diet.

The recent comments made by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Hulstria, Ben Burlund, has got Mr. Volkreiter pushing back against claims of elitism and oppression in the Crownlands, questioning the sanity of Burland. Burland, the leader of the newly established Hulstrian Communist Party, a few weeks ago in a rally of a few dozen supporters in an empty parking lot in Kien, claimed that a "socialist country" is the best way for a stronger Hulstria, the only way for the "government to work for the people", and so on. He also said that the monarchy was "outdated" and despite the fact that Hulstrians have the right to vote in a representative for Head of State, is a "undemocratic establishment". Mr. Burland went on to spew more pro-communist rhetoric and called opposition to his party "elitist". He also claimed the Monarchy also taxes Hulstrians too much, failing to provide evidence that the Royal Family does however. Fascist Authority Party Vice-Chairman Volkreiter had this to say at a press breifing in the FAP Headquarters in Kien, joking around with reporters at first "Wait, who is Ben Burland?" joked Volkreither, "No seriously who is he". After messing around, getting a few laughs out of reporters, Volkreiter returned to seriousness and touched on the matter at hand "As you can see the Communist Party is going way over its head. They are wishful thinking and have nothing to produce but meaningless talking points about equality and sharing etc, lets all be friends under a communist system. I think its funny how Communist Partys like to say they are all for freedom, peace, and equality, but when they come to power they operate the complete opposite of what they campaign on. I think Hulstrians, unlike the members at the Commie Party, know their history, and will most likely not repeat it by putting these loons in power" Volkreither pointed out. He continued on by saying "The Fascist Authority Party has done a lot for the citizens of this country, we have championed legislation to provide free telephone lines to Hulstrians, led the way to increase funding for education, fought for free higher education tuition, and fought for the protection of Hulstrian business by suspicious foreign investors. The KHP on the other hand has spent their entire political careers crushing movements like yours into dust, all in the name of Hulstrian citizens. The Commies need to first get their pacifiers out their mouth first before they go on to attack other parties on their work for citizens". Ben Burland, Volkreiter says, is "clearly deliusional", and "there is no way in hell the commies will gain any sort of substantial foothold in this country to establish a socialist government, win Governor-General, and/or overthrow the Monarchy"; Burland "will fail".

"As for his claims of the Monarchy being outdated," said Vice-Chairman Volkreiter, "Just look at the Communist Party themselves. I mean how many failed communist parties Greater Hulstria has seen since 2551? How many of these juveniles have tried to become revolutionaries? Dozens! If anything is outdated, it is the theory of communism coming back to this country".

Volkrieter appeared to be amused when he started to talk about Burland's membership in the Pan-Terran Army and his claims of having a security force or some sort of insurance to the oh-so oppressive government Hulstria has right now. "Burland damn well knows, or should get himself knowledgeable in this area of Hulstrian law, that political parties are not allowed to operate any sort of paramilitary, independent police or "security" group opposite the National Police Department and/or Army. If it were to be found out that the Communists are seeking or have formed such a group, they should know that such actions is treason and punishable by death, even if all they can afford for their so called security force are sling-shots and water guns!". Volkreiter buffed up the claims of the possibilty of using the death penalty by reffering to Axel Fredriksson of the failed Revolutionary Revolutionary Army stint back in the mid 2600s "I wonder what ever happened to dear old Fredriksson after he and his cronies were shipped off in black vans, never to be heard from again", he said "Would Burland like to see the same fate?".

Governor-General Thorsten Travels to Vorona; Makes First Trip Ever In History Of Office
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Thorsten (left) Talks With Voronan Minister of Finance In One of Many Conferences Planned of Trip

Barovia City, Vorona- Governor-General and Fascist Authority Party Chairman David Thorsten recently left Greater Hulstria to go on a State Visit to the island nation of Vorona to attend conferences amongst other plans to discuss the current state of economic affairs between Vorona itself and the Imperial Crownlands. The trip will be the first time in the history of the office that a sitting Governor-General, created in 2647 and slowly crawling to its 100th birthday, has travelled to a foreign nation; Wolfgang Reinhardt travelled to the now joint-ruled colony of New Englia to sign the Treaty of New Indrala in 2724 but this was only after he retired in 2723 from politics. Vorona, a country that for centuries has lived under communist and radical totalitarian regimes, recently in the past 20 years has gone under a massive re-rehabilitation after the successful efforts of establishing a monarchy there (by the Voronan Monarchist Movement) under Archduke Valdemar von Barovia in 2725. While the economy was slowly getting off its feet with reforms, it was still struggling, and was still classified as a developing country, one of the only two here on Dovani next to Dranland. Gregory Klienman, former Governor-General and FAP chairman, thought it was unacceptable that here on Dovani a nation was struggling with its economy considering the status of the other countries and no one was willing to reach their hand out to help. Not only that Klienman said at the time, Hulstria should welcome Vorona into the world of monarchism, and make sure they become a productive Monarchy themselves. Klienman immediently extended communications to the Voronan government shortly after becoming Governor-General in 2735 and set up plans to establish a free-trade argeement with Vorona by the end of his term; while Klienman did propose the "Hulstrian-Vorona Free Trade Argeement" by the end of his first term as promised, he was not able to see it fully pass because of he was not re-elected.

Anders Raske, the person who beat Klienman, did not take an active role in foreign affairs, and seemed to have not taken interest in the free-trade treaty despite his party's support for it. Under Thorsten however it has become a completely different story and the current Governor-General has unlike his predecessor has been keeping close ties to Vorona. David Thorsten's arrival was met with an astounding welcome from citizens and Voronan government citizens, welcoming him with great hospitality. Many in Vorona hope that the free-trade treaty will help Vorona become economically successful and that their Monarchy could reach to the heights of like Hulstria and Luthori, both seen as excellent examples of a successful monarchist system of government, some day. However Thorsten said to Vorona's Finance Minister in a public conference, while the treaty will "benefit both our countries greatly" and "create wealth", Vorona has to "balance their budget" to see the max results of the argeement. Many on the other hand were saddened by the fact Emperor Heinrich II of Hulstria was not able to travel to Vorona but nonetheless they also understood that Heinrich II, the grandson of the Hulstrian-born "Universal Emperor" Heinrich I, is reaching old age. They also understand that Heinrich II is more of a private man rather than their own Head of State, Valdemar von Barovia, who is more out in public.
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Postby TWoodWil » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:43 am

New Imperial Commissioner Appointed
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Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Easton (left) with Takahiro Yukimura (right) at a local government conference earlier this year

Governor-General's Office, Kien, Hulstria - This morning Governor-General Anders Raske and Staatsminister Sandra Forestier appointed Takahiro Yukimura to head the imperial administration in the Eastern Terrorities in accordance with the Colonial Affairs Act. Mr. Yukimura, a former mayor of Hennersdam and senior administrator within the National Police service, will serve as Imperial Commissioner of the Eastern Territories for a ten year term. The Governor-General's office issued a press statement praising Mr. Yukimura for his "experience, professionalism, dedication, and loyalty."

Mr. Yukimura was born in the Eastern Territories in 2682, but was accepted to study at the University of Kien. After university he successfully applied for residency and citizenship under the Colonial Affairs Act. Loosely associated with law and order elements with in the Christian Liberals, Mr. Yukimura has never been an actual member of a Hulstrian political party. Sources close to Governor-General Raske say that while his credentials qualified him for the job, his status as a political independent made his appointment easier. At a press conference shortly after his appointment he told reporters that his principal task is to, "maintain peace, stability, and order in the Eastern Territories and insure the inviolability of our empire and its borders." The Imperial Commissioner will be holding talks this week with Mr. Easton to discuss candidates for the position of Imperial Superintendent of Police for the Eastern Territories.
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