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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:30 am

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Kalistani Surveyors Map Iron Range

Neveras Range to yield Iron for National Development

September 17, 3997
Vrassa City, Vrassa District


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Oxidized Iron Ore on the surface, Neveras National Iron Range

For centuries, certain areas of the remote mountains and highlands of Neveras District have attracted wilderness enthusiasts. An official tradition among Kalistani Hikers and Nature tourists has been to travel to the High Bong Region and attempt to find their way to Vrassa City. Experts have called this trek the equivalent of climbing a major mountain, primarily because of one peculiar feature in the area: In many parts of the District, compasses didn't work. Hand held compasses would spin seemingly randomly over certain patches, radio interference was common over certain other areas, and the cross cut of creeks and ravines which appear and disappear as seasons progress makes regular map making virtually impossible. The strange geological anomalies of the region confounded scientists, until geologists made a startling discovery last month. The entire area is riven with high quality iron which runs in long bands close to the surface throughout the Western Half of the District and into southern Vrassa. Geologists completed their survey this week, and by all counts, is probably one of the richest proven mineral deposits in Northern Selaya.

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Newly completed survey of the Neveras Iron Range. The Assembly is expected to nationalized the range following the October elections.

Dr. Hank Vilmes, from Geology Department in the University of High Bong, led the Survey of the Iron Range. "We discovered various grades of ores throughout the entire region. About 80% of the samples we tested contained high grade Hematite ore, with complete crystaline or nodular structure. We also discovered significant quantities of magnetite which account for the magnetic anomalies, and smaller quantities of banded taconite, the lower grade ores, which are deposited mostly in southern Vrassa. Potential exploitable ores suggest that the range may be worth hundreds of billions of Rubles at current market value."

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Hematite Sample, taken from Neveras Iron Range this month, represents a future vector of Kalistani Economic Growth

The Kalistani Government is planning to expand existing rail service in the Bong Valley Area, which will serve as a hub for mining and shipping infrastructure. Expansion of the existing infrastructure is scheduled to begin next month, and then rail lines will be extended into the Iron Range, to link the new range to the Port Elga at Sulari.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:00 am

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Sulari Steelworks at Sulari Opens

First Coils and Slabs run ahead of Schedule

Sulari, Suldanor District
March 12, 3999


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Sulari Steelworks projects to begin producing 16 million tons of Steel a year within 12 months

In the last year of the Millennium, Kalistan opened the final piece of the KALNAFERCO operation at Sulari. Named the Sulari Steelworks, the modern Cyclone Converter Furnace mill features smelting and forge operations, as well as refining, rolling, and shipping facilities. Originally planned for the Bong Valley region, the Mill was moved following concerns by environmentalists over the environmental destruction that additional heavy industry in the region would generate. The decision was then made to construct the mill, for the sum of 1.2 billion Rubles, at Sulari, and consolidate the planned Kalistani National Ore Refinery at the Mill. The Steel Mill also contains a powered coke mill and a flux mill, for refining coal and lime and other minerals respectively, which are both used in the steel refining process.

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Inaugural Slabs of Steel, on their way to the Eco-Pickling Surface (EPS) process at Sulari Steelworks, before being sent out to market

Immediately following the opening of the mill, the first ore was refined and rolled at the mill. Following the run, the mill began full time, 24 hour operation, running 3 shifts daily. Since the refining process is a long process, and is constantly going, any shut downs at the mill will need to be planned well in advance. Initially, there will be two refining processes operating simultaneously, but within a month, this number will be expanded to six, and then by the time the entire operation is fully operational, slabs will be poured at the rate of between 55 and 75 30-ton slabs an hour.

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The Inaugural Run of the 80 inch "Hotstrip", Sulari Steelworks' rolling plant, which takes slabs and turns them into sheet metal

The Sulari Steelworks uses the newest technology of steel manufacture. The use of the Cyclone Converter furnace dramatically reduces the need for coke, which cuts down both on carbon emissions as well as coke slag, both of which reduce the pollution from the mill. The mechanical pickling process, which replaces the acid pickle and oil process traditionally used, further reduces the pollution created from the mill by completely eliminating the need for harsh industrial solvents. Over all, the Government of Kalistan anticipates that the environmental impact of the mill will be minimal, especially compared to other steel mills currently operating in Terra. The Environmental impact will at last be reduced by a conscientious industrial waste mitigation program.

In all, the Sulari Steelworks promises to propel Kalistan into the next century at the head of industrial development, and shall supply the new Industrial revolution in Kalistan.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:48 pm

Kalistani Yearly Meeting House is Rebuilt
Architecture is said to be "Classic Style"

July 7, 4000
Kaliburg, Ananto District


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Exterior of the Rebuilt KYM Meeting House in Downtown Kaliburg

Four years after the end of the War, the Kalistani Yearly Meeting of the Society of the Brethren of the Truth has returned to the Capital. The previous building, constructed as the Brethren Society was rising in Kalistan seventy-six years ago, was completely destroyed during the shelling of Kaliburg, forcing the Yearly Meeting to relocate to the Mainland for the duration of the war. When the Brethren returned to Kaliburg three years ago, they hired a reclamation firm to salvage as much building materials from the old building for reuse in a new building. In all, the Brethren were able to reuse about 80% of the materials which were in the previous building to rebuild their new Building.

The new headquarters of the Kalistani Yearly Meeting, called The Friends Meeting House to stress the communitarian approach of the group, shall contain a smaller main meeting room and general offices of the Yearly Meeting will be built later in an annex plan. Meanwhile, Kaliburg Brethren will have a new place to hold Monthly meetings for worship with Attention to Business, as well as a new spot in which to hold Quarterly and Yearly Meetings. During the war years, Kaliburg Brethren had left the capital, but now they are returning to pick up their lives where they left off. The building therefore restores Kaliburg's place as the center of Worldwide Brethrenism.

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The Interior of the Friends Meeting House in Kaliburg

The style of the building is said to be "classic" style, by which the architects consciously emulated an antiquated architecture style to pay homage to the classic styles of the nations which serve as the roots of Kalistani Brethrenism, such as Luthori, Aloria, Valruzia, and Mordusia. Valruzia was the center of the faith for a significant portion of the history of the movement, and claimed that 20% of the population was Brethrenist about 1800 years ago. The Brethren experienced a brief resurgence nearly 700 years ago, when explicitly Brethrenist Parties controlled The Federal Republic of Mordusia. The movement nearly went extinct since then, and only a few countries claimed a measurable population of adherents of Brethrenism. Then in 3918, a young member of the Society, Jonas Bennots-Plum, gained control of the Socialist Party, which has been the most important political organization in Kalistan throughout the last 100 years, and moved several members of the Society into senior leadership. Bennots-Plum went on a quest to introduce Kalistan to his faith, and was soon recruiting within the ranks of the Socialist Party, and the first Brethrenist President of the Republic was elected in 3920 elections.

During the rest of the century, Brethrenism has risen to become the major religion of Kalistan, with more than 60% of the population attending meetings. Though acknowledging the roots of the movement From Luthori and Aloria, through Valruzia and Mordusia, and into Kalistan, the Kalistani Meetings have done more to advance the understanding and theory of the Society in the last 100 years than anyone has done in more than a millennium and a half. It can be said to be a fully Kalistani religion now, and the return of the Yearly Meeting to Kalistan cements its place once and for all in Kalistan. With luck, the Meetinghouse will stand as a symbol of peace in Kalistan and in the world.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:09 am

Massive Fireworks Display to Ring in New Millennium
President of the Republic Carrangus Addresses entire nation on Television; Introduces Live Hip Hop show

January 2, 4001
Kaliburg, Ananto District


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Government Fireworks Display at Eshar, Odufaray during the New Year Celebration.
Hundreds of other displays also took place across the nation at the same time


In a sign of recovery and return, Kalistan ushered in the new millennium with a dramatic display of Fireworks and Hip Hop. Celebrations last year were, for the most part, rather subdued, given that 4000 was actually the last year of the millennium. But this year, the Republican Government, several major corporations, and a significant segment of the population spared no expense to achieve delayed gratification, using fireworks. Hundreds of Millions of lumens of light were produced throughout the Republic at exactly 12:00 am Kalistan Standard Time, to ring in the new year, and fireworks displays were put on in every major city and town. The Republican Government offered generous subsidies to all municipalities to run official celebrations, while countless civic organizations, Socialist Party Local affiliates, and private companies also ran competing fireworks demonstrations. Several people described the deafening explosions heard throughout the entire Republic as akin to a "war between the different shows..." and the outlines of Kalistan could be seen from space as the fire works lit up the night.

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President Carrangus, following his speech, did hype duties for the All Kalistani Salute,
a 27-Artist Hip hop and Reggae show broadcast live across the Republic


Following the fireworks displays, at 1am, the President of the Republic took to the airwaves to address the nation. Speaking to a packed auditorium, President Carrangus listed Kalistan's accomplishments over the past 1000 years, praised the Socialist Party for its role as a Leader in Kalistani politics, and generally spoke well of both the Republic, and all of humankind on the planet. His speech was short, but was immediately followed by a live-multicast of a Hiphop and Reggae concert.

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Yoshimi 6, Kalistan's most popular band, close the All-Kalistani Salute on New Year's day, just as the sun came up on a new millennium.

The show, known as the All Kalistani Salute was broadcast live over National Television and National Radio, as well as live streamed on the Internet, and featured f27 of Kalistan's top Hip hop and Dancehall artists and bands. The Salute, which was dedicated to the Kalistani People, was closed by a 45-minute set from a Suldanor crew, Yoshimi 6, who currently top Kalistan's Alt-Rap charts. Their mix of hardcore underground electronica and funk beats, coupled with fast-delivered leftist political and radical feminist lyrics, resonates with huge swaths of the Kalistani youth. Yoshimi 6 were at the top of their game during the show, and demonstrate why they are far and away, Kalistan's most popular group. They finished their set around 8:55 am, and were called out for two encores.

All public schools, offices and business were ordered closed on January 1 to mark the holiday, and private businesses closed, primarily due to expected absenteeism.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:06 am

Suldanor Proving Grounds Produces first 3 X 16 inch Gun turrets
Guns to be mounted on first Battleships

Sulari, Suldanor District
September 15, 4003


Deemed a significant advance in naval gun technology in Kalistan, naval artillery specialists have perfected a Kalistani "leapfrog" design for a 3X16" turret which is commonly used in naval gunfire by the major powers of the world. The new gun, known as the Mk. 22 Naval Battery, is able to propel a 2700 pound HE/AP projectile just under 23 miles, with a maximum muzzle velocity of 2600 ft/s. The turret is able to elevate to a max elevation of 800 mils (or 45 degrees) which is just within the range of high angle fire. Test fire, both on land and on sea by the Suldanor National Proving Grounds produced a result of "exceptional".

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The Mk. 22 Naval Battery, designed at the Suldanor Proving Grounds, based on fairly common design of most modern Navies

The Mk. 22 Naval Battery also includes an loading system which represents a significant improvement over the Modular-12 cannons previously developed in Kalistan for use on Kalistani Light Cruisers. The system keeps power and projectile separate, and a crew loads both into a conveyor system from below decks. A somewhat complex mechanism then loads and then rams the projectile home, and then loads the propellant before sealing the breech and firing in a timely and accurate fashion. Quadrant elevation and firing takes place at the fire direction center in the Bridge, and in many ways has been built with Howitzer FDC operators in mind, to allow Kalistani Artillerymen and women to be able to fire both land and naval guns with equal precision. With these improvements in mind, the Mod-12's will be retrofitted with this loading and firecontrol system, and will be reissued as the Mod-13.

The "leapfrog" development of the Mk. 22 Naval Battery makes larger more powerful ships a possibility in the Kalistani Navy. The Defense Ministry has already ordered 4 new "Shmee" class (RL: South Dakota Class) Battleships to be produced using 3 of the Naval Batteries and 16 of the Mod-12's to be produced at the newly rebuilt Kaliburg Shipyards in Ananto. Each Battleship, when fully loaded out, will displace 44,500 tons of water, will be propelled by two 130K hp Turbines and will be able to travel at 27 kn/h at full speed. The ship will also carry an array of anti-aircraft and anti-submarine armaments which will greatly increase its defensive capabilities. The Battleships are expected to serve as the backbone of Kalistan's sea defenses in the Anantanese Ocean.

When completed the battleships will join Kalistan's small fleet of 6 light cruisers, 1 light CV, and 4 frigates which were converted or acquired before the war to patrol the Anantanese Ocean. While still lacking submarine capacity and destroyers, the development of the Naval Batteries presents Kalistan with several opportunities going forward.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:24 pm

Reconstruction of Kaliburg Shipyards Completed
Port Devon expanded and harbor dredged to allow for deep draft modern shipping

Kaliburg, Ananto District
January 12, 4004


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Kaliburg National Shipyard, at Port Devon, Kaliburg, Ananto District

The Kaliburg Shipyards at Port Devon in Kaliburg have been completely rebuilt following the war. Investment into this facility was increased after the Government decided not to rebuild the yard at Eveari following the war, which was destroyed during its early phases. Kalistani firm, Gorrish, Harris and Sawant, has overseen the reconstruction of Kaliburg Shipyards, the expansion of Port Devon, and the deepening of Devon Bay to accommodate larger, more modern container ships. Eveari will remain Ananto's primary port for commerce, given its ease of approach and naturally deepwater port, but Kaliburg now joins the naval infrastructure in Kalistan by making fabrication of naval and commercial vessels an option once more for Kalistan.

The shipyards contain several drydock berths, which will allow for the construction, repair, refitting, and scrapping of naval vessels of all sizes. Additionally, Kaliburg will be returned to its position of Ananto's "Second Port" which is held before port facilities were utterly destroyed during the war, though its commercial capacity, in terms of frequency of servicing of ships, has been reduced due to the expansion of the shipyard facilities. So Kaliburg will handle fewer ships than before the war, but the ships that it can handle now will be significantly larger than before, resulting in a projected net increase of commercial activity at Kaliburg.

The Bay will need to be dredged regularly to keep the port facility open, but the contractors expect that regular dredging will need to occur at intervals of 70-75 years, depending on erosion of the landscape around the Zappa River system, as well as other rivers which flow into Devon Bay. The Kalistani Government expects to take over maintenance of the Bay within 5 years.

The reconstructed and expanded shipyards join Port Elga in Sulari and the recently completed ion range links of the Kalistani National Railroad as examples of modern investment in infrastructure following the War. Working together, Kalistan is expected to increase its share of world trade, as well as increase its ability to build and maintain its defenses against future invasion and aggression from Seafaring nations.

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The First of the four Shmee Class Battleships begins to take shape. This one will be Christened the KRS-12 "Victory"

Even as Port Devon was being expanded and the Harbor was being dredged, Kalistani shipmakers were beginning the construction of four new Shmee Class battleships utilizing the Mk. 22 Naval Battery designs, using Kalistani Steel, Kalistani Designs, and Kalistani Labor. The Shipyards are also receiving orders for new oil tankers and commercial container ships, which will create a dramatic boom in demand in the building trades in and around Kaliburg for the next few years. The news is welcomed, as Kaliburg has been in a bit of an economic slump since the end of the war. This new construction will create residual jobs throughout the Island and with higher than the national rate of Growth, Ananto is expected to make up for economic losses due to the invasion by 4011.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:50 am

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Premier Estevez Announces Retirement

Socialist Party to hold Convention to decide replacement

Kaliburg, Ananto District
February 25, 4004


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Juan Carlos Estevez, Long Serving Prime Minister to step Down this Spring

The Prime Minister of Kalistan and Head of the Socialist Party, Juan Carlos Estevez has announced his retirement, effective June 1, of this year. Estevez, who has served in the role of Head of Government for the last 28 years, came into office with the backing of the pro-peace elements of the Socialist Party and vowed to slash Kalistan's military. But events soon frustrated Estevez' goals, and just 6 years later, Estevez reluctantly supported a significant effort to redevelop Kalistan's Navy. A year later with Kalistan hurtling toward war with Indrala, Premier Estevez worked closely with the late Defense Minister to prepare Kalistan's defensive forces. In a war which still rages on in other parts of the globe, Estevez helmed the government from Xanadu as much of Ananto was overrun by Indralan forces, and then when their invasion was reversed, Estevez guaranteed a peace with honor for both Kalistan and Indrala and a return to Kalistani Neutrality.

Since the end of the war, Kalistan has experienced the beginnings of an economic boom and a resurrection of Kalistan's economy. Kaliburg and Eveari have been almost completely rebuilt, Dulnerstaad has been restored to its pre-war state, and Kaliburg has acquired new significance as the site of an expanded naval ship yard. Estevez has remained largely out of the limelight since the end of the war, and will now step aside.

Estevez has not endorsed a replacement in this summer's contests. He has repeatedly offered no comment to reporters who have asked, and said that the matter is in the hands of the delegates to the Convention. The National Convention will be held this year in Senvias, Vrassa, due to the fact that the Party's HQ, completely destroyed during the war, is still being rebuilt, and will not be finished until early next year.

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Dr. Leila Rahjavi, mayor of Dahriel and one potential successor for Premier Estevez

As to the reasons for Estevez' unexpected decision to step down, there are no confirmed reports, but an unnamed source within the Party suggested that the Prime Minister may be departing for personal reasons. At any rate, there have already been stirrings within Party circles that growing support is accumulating behind 31 year old Political Scientist and mayor of Dahriel, Ananto, Leila Rahjavi. Rahjavi, whose father and mother died during the war in the town's heroic defense, rose to public attention in the city as part of a volunteer group of teenagers who organized the aid effort for the wounded of both sides of the conflict. At one point, she intervened on behalf of Indralan soldiers who were in critical condition, and insisted that they be moved to the front of the triage, ahead of less seriously injured Kalistani soldiers, an act which likely saved their lives.

Her compassion earned her support from the Dahriel Monthly Meeting, who elected her their clerk immediately following the war, and then helped support her through her university studies. When she ran for Mayor in Dahriel three years ago, she won the office by the widest majority ever recorded in the City in a contested election. Rahjavi holds a PhD in Political Science, and specializes in conflict studies, and would be the clear favorite of the Brethrenist Faction of the SP.

Other candidates for office include William "Doc" Francis-Bennots, who is the current head of ODEN, and the Governor of Suldanor, Jeanne Impala. What is unclear is whether a new Premier will also mean a new cabinet, but the President is certainly within his prerogative to request as much. We will have more news as developments happen.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:46 pm

Port Swedes Expansion complete
New KALNAPECO distribution center added to existing facilities

Port Swedes, Vrassa District
June 12, 4004


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Port Swedes expansion is complete- Petroleum storage dramatically increased

As part of an overall improvement of facilities throughout Kalistan, the Director of KALNAPECO, Gina M. Dunn made an official statement about the expansion of Port Swedes, which sits at the mouth of the Jah Delta in northern Vrassa District. Port Swedes already had a small regional shipping port and naval services and resupply facility located there, but the expansion has included a minor deepening of the harbor to permit oil tankers commonly used by KALNAPECO to utilize the facilities, as well as a dramatic expansion of petroleum storage capabilities. Port Swedes' facility also includes a modern runway which has, to date been underutilized. Its continued presence has been justified by local officials as "necessary" for the light commercial and passenger traffic between Port Swedes and Senvias, or between Port Swedes and Dulnerstaad, as well as interdiction and search and rescue in the Anantanese Ocean. Unless it can be put to some national security usage, Defense Ministry spokespeople have advocated its closure by 4035.

The expansion of Port Swedes joins the host of other recent economic developments in Kalistan, and its expansion is directly in line with the current economic developmentalist position of the Socialist Government in Kalistan which has held sway now for nearly 100 years.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

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Rahjavi to become Next Prime Minister

Brethrenist Faction retains control of Party Leadership

June 17, 4004
Kaliburg, Ananto District


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Leila Rahjavi, taking questions from Reporters after being Named SP Leader and next Premier of Kalistan

The Mayor of Dahriel in Ananto District, Dr. Leila Rahjavi has been named Socialist Party Leader, and Prime Minister of Kalistan at the recent Party Convention at Senvias, Vrassa District earlier this month. Dr. Rahjavi was elected on the first ballot of the convention. Other Party leaders were similarly easily elected upon the endorsement of the President of the Republic, who was also in attendance. Immediately following the close of business, the President of the Republic forwarded a Government bill to the Assembly for ratification of the decisions of the Convention.

Also passed during the Party's convention:

A statement in support of economic development in Kalistan
A statement of concord and cooperation with the Kalistani Yearly Meeting of the Society of Brethren of the Truth
New Platform items which included the diversification of the Kalistani Military to include expanded air and sea capabilities
A recruitment call for the Socialist Party's Militia
New Platform items concerning diversification and expansion of Kalistani's Alteration industries and production capabilities
A resolution endorsing an end to conflicts in other nations and supportive of some form of world Assembly
Other actions of business included potentially changing the name of the Republic to the Free and United Country of Kalistan, but this effort received little support from the assembled delegates. A small segment of the Party did agitate for the restoration of the dual economic system in Kalistan, but this also found few friends outside of the initial core of supporters.

We congratulate Dr. Rahjavi on her election, and welcome all new Ministers to office.
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Re: Kalistani Republic

Postby Doc » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:01 pm

Initial negotiations with Lodamun fail to produce results
Foreign Ministry reports "hostility" from Lodamese Vice President

Kaliburg, Ananto District
July 17, 4004


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Foreign Minister Davjeet Bhattichariya, discussing recently aborted efforts to open trade with Lodamun

"Well, they sank it," the Foreign Minister, Davjeet Bhattachariya reported when asked about rumors of negotiations with Kalistan's neighbor to the North, Lodamun. "You'd think that their country would be a bit more receptive to a discussion on trade, but it is clear that they are not. Such a position toward Kalistan must reflect a deep hostility on the part of the Lodamese toward our country." To demonstrate Lodamun's hostility toward Kalistan, Minister Bhattachariya read a short series of correspondences between Kalistan and Lodamun.

It began with Kalistan writing to Lodamun offering to work together on a host of economic matters, to which Lodamun simply responded: "We want to form a company," accompanied by a link to a treaty.

Kalistan followed the curt statement by asking some important questions about the Treaty, such as: where would the company be Head Quartered, who would have controlling interest in the company, (given Kalistan's national law that foreign entities may not gain controlling interest in any Kalistani company, who has controlling interest would be a key question which would determine whether Kalistan participated or not), as well as given that Kalistan was being asked to contribute 5% of both trade and infrastructure budgets totaling over 9 billion rubles, and finally, asking for clarification about subsidizing the development of other country's rail lines without any corresponding contribution to the maintenance of Kalistan's.

It concluded with a question about the potential for bilateral work between Kalistan and Lodamun.

Lodamun's Industrial Minister and Vice President described Kalistan's questioning of Lodamun's treaty as "arrogance", explained that Lodamun had no special interest in Kalistan, except to help it build its railroad, and described Kalistan as no more important to them than any other Northern Selayan nation. Kalistan was invited to watch its tone, to tread lightly around Lodamun and to consider a different foreign minister who is more "diplomatic" (or perhaps more deferential, ed.). This last statement borders on a violation of the Kalistani Espionage Act.

The Foreign Minister concluded, "We would ask the Lodamun Ambassador to leave Kalistan given the reprehensible and hostile behavior of his Government's representative in its brief discussion with us, but as we have no diplomatic relationship with our western neighbor to begin with, we cannot invite them to leave. But- this essentially concludes discussion with Lodamun. We will not further seek any sort of association with that Republic, which we should have otherwise viewed fraternally, given their ostensibly Leftist orientation. But: we were doing fine without them before. So there is absolutely nothing lost by maintaining the Status Quo."

The Minister stayed for Questions, but demonstrated throughout the conference that he was just as perplexed at the sudden shift in what otherwise appeared to be a promising development as the reporters were.
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