The Medina Courier

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Re: The Medina Courier

Postby lewiselder1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:47 pm

Medinese Army Has "Full Control" of Tropica: Vote Favours New Consitution!

Having taken complete control of Tropica last Saturday, confronting the caretaker government and asking them to stand down in favour of military governance by the Medinese army, Medina's troops were greeted with both cheers of love and jeers of hatred by the Tropican populace, though most reports seem to agree there is general support for the invasion.

This is further evidenced by the vote that was held last night, in which the people voted in great numbers to abandon the old constitution and agree to the new Medinese constitution. With 67% voting in favour, the Medinese military had a mandate to dissolve parliament by force and the Sultan signed the new constitution, which establishes his youngest brother, Prince Kaleel, on the throne. The young prince has served as Minister of Justice for many years in the Sultan's government, and now shall serve the Kingdom of Tropica as its first King. The constitution gives the King vast powers over Parliament, however does still mandate that elections are to be held and Parliament does still hold some influence. The most notable changes include the ability of the King to veto any legislation he wishes, and to introduce any bill to Parliament he so desires. If Parliament cannot make a decision, the King is given the responsibility of deciding instead of Parliament, meaning that bills can pass even without the likely very divided democratic process' support.

King Kaleel has vowed to implement many reforms, and has complete control over Foreign Affairs -- though will be assisted by a Minister appointed by Parliament (or, if one cannot be appointed this way, by the King himself.)

Kaleel must also sign off on any government, though cannot be shown to be partisan in this decision-making -- even though he can endorse anyone he wants.

Some have raised concerns that Kaleel shall feel envious of his brothers, taking control of absolute monarchies. Yet polls show there to be little appetite for an absolute monarchy -- though Kaleel has said that, if he remains popular, perhaps one day the people shall place their full trust in him.

The semi-democratic system is set to eliminate the difficult and fruitless Tropican democratic process' problems while not destroying democracy in the country forever, which the people would likely not accept. Those groups in the country which supported Medina shall form the first skeleton of the National Army, while Medina is willing to fund the re-establishment of a Tropican navy -- though only a small one. The Sultan is also gradually withdrawing troops, with the whole army set to have left in around six months' time.

It seems the so-called "Medinese Empire" can be a force for good, silencing the cynics. Re-establishing a proper government in Tropica has no doubt expanded Medina's power, but it has also restored peace and order to a region devastated by instability.

Not all is secure -- some people still take up arms against the new, unified, Kingdom of Tropica, though they are making virtually no progress. Some former generals and troops who defected to the Medinese have been given key positions of command, while others have been arrested and charged with treason or desertion for refusing to serve in the new Topican military. Certainly, reform is still needed -- but the first great steps have taken place, and no doubt Tropica shall be only the first example of a great moral Medinese Empire. Indeed, with the Sultan already announcing further investment in the army and recruits signing up en masse to be a part of the great and mighty Medinese military, it seems clear that Medina -- while not exactly a power like Kazulia or Dorvik -- is indeed quickly becoming one of the most powerful former colonies.

Long live Sultan Zaafir II!
lelder / Lewis

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Re: The Medina Courier

Postby lewiselder1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:48 pm

Empire Grows Economy as Medina Withdraws from Tropica

Tropica, a Medinese protectorate and the second addition to the growing Medinese Empire, is now running itself without any Medinese military support, rapidly drawing up a national military by recruiting smaller armed groups in the area under the banner of the new King and Sultan’s brother King Kaleel I.

Commander-General Wiqar Azeez is now focused on building up Medina’s defensive capabilities, training he new eager recruits, forming special elite task forces under a new Sultan order, and was spotted yesterday heading into the Ministry of Defence to join a meeting with the Sultan, rumoured to be part of preliminary investigations into a new deployment for the increasingly respectable Medinese military.

Meanwhile, the economy of Medina and the expanded empire continues to grow as unified regulations and free trade between Medina and its developing protectorates has rapidly helped to rebuild the local infrastructure in the protectorates while also growing the economy back home.

The alliance with Temania has also proven fruitful, and the Sultan continues to push for his strong internationalist economic policies and anti-corruption schemes which have helped massively to overhaul the economy. His reforms on women’s rights have also been very helpful for introducing fresh female workers to sectors where there were previously none, while state investment in education is at an all-time high, building an increasingly skilled workforce.

Medina is by no means a first-world nation, but the Sultan’s massive popularity is not, it seems, unfounded: can Medina and the so-called ‘Medinese Empire’ one day rival the great powers of the world, sitting in the same circles as Lazulia, Dorvik, or Istalia? Here in Medina, that certainly seems to be the people’s hope for the great and mighty Sultan Zaafir II.
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Re: The Medina Courier

Postby lewiselder1 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:09 pm

Critical Statrican Assembly Passes Diplomatic Sanctions on Medina! Tensions on the Rise

The increasingly antagonistic Statrican President, who has repeatedly criticised the Sultan in a series of scathing speeches and promised to introduce sanctions for Medina in his latest campaign, has today successfully passed a bill placing numerous restrictions on the country. Trade is to be significantly restricted, while 11 diplomats have been expelled from the country.

The Sultan has responded with tit-for-tat diplomatic moves, with all of Medina’s protectorates agreeing to do the same: in addition to trade embargoes, a long, scathing speech condemning the “provocative and dangerous” actions of the President, and mass withdrawals of diplomats, Medina’s protectorates have all joined Medina in placing their respective militaries on high alert and warned against more hostile action. While maintaining a desire for peace, the Medinese ambassadors to Statrica have all heen withdrawn, barring one ambassador speaking for the Sultan himself. The protectorates have signed all authority diplomatic discussions over to the Sultan, with his brothers saying they “trust” him to resolve the situation.

The only allies evident in Statrica come from the Conservative Party, a right-wing, anti-establishment party descebded from former dictator Edvard Perica’s regime. The controversial group has argued in favour of Medina, criticising the Statrican Presidents claim that we have acted “selfishly, imperialistically, and violently.”

More as it happens.

Princess Namira and Commander-General Wiqar Azeez Welcome First Child

The Sultan’s sister, Princess Namira, and her husband, Commander-General Prince Wiqar Azeez, today announces that Namira’s pregnancy has come to an end and the royal family have welcomed their latest addition, a young boy, Prince Aaban III.

Azeez and Namira have become something of a celebrity couple, with the Commander-General being welcomed home as a celebrity hero on more than two occasions and Namira occupying a sizeable space in the social spheres of the celebrity world already, with the pair juggling official duties with speeches, interviews, televisions appearance and photo shoots.

King Raafith of South Utembo has also recently had his second child, a young girl. The rapidly expanding family is a welcome comfort for Sultan Zaafir, who himself has a ten-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter. With his bloodline secure and his home parties infinitely more lively, the births come as a great beam of light in the increasingly stressful, tense and difficult world of international politics, despite the Sultan’s booming popularity, with a “stunningly accurate” statue recently being unveiled in the capital on Saturday.

Congratulations to the happy new parents!
lelder / Lewis

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