Vezina wrote:With regard to this "act of aggression," please remind us which Austrian border we will have crossed, should France come to blows with Austria. If you are looking to fight, then say so without acting like either German nation has been kicked.
RabidToucan wrote:Statement from the newly reorganized government of Belgium:
An Aside: Is there any legitimate reason for Belgium to have a defensive pact with Piedmont? It feels a little out of place and I'd happily get rid of it if it was a foible of the AI.
bjfagan wrote:To All Foreign Governments:
Due to the unsettling buildup of warships by the newly formed North German Confederation and Prussia, their large armada of new warships under construction and their new fleet of recently completed military transport ships, the British Government has concluded that this massive new navy threatens British interests around the world and the peaceful commerce with our allies. The loss of our new colony of Nigeria has raised the specter of aggressive actions by the German allied nations beyond the center of Europe. Britain must therefore act to preserve the balance of power and contain the German nations from international mayhem.
With Her Majesty Queen Victoria's blessing, Great Britain hereby declares a limited war against the North German Confederation with the intent to limit German naval activity, thwart any aggressive moves outside of their national territory and to reclaim our colony of Nigeria.
lukasberger wrote:Once we've finished with our aggression against our Prussian relatives, we'll proceed to preemptive attacks against any other nation building a navy or holding colonies we would like to have, including but not limited to, France, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Russia, China, Japan and even the United States as they are all potential threats to "the balance of power" which is simply a fancy phrase for our ability to do whatever we want, whenever we want, to whoever we want.
Of course you'll all happily accept this as you'll be so much better off under the domination of a despotic, paranoid, aggressive Great Britain as the one dominant world power, rather than having multiple nations with similar powers that serve as checks on each other.
RabidToucan wrote:We hope to see a speedy diplomatic resolution to the current crisis in Europe. It can seem that no good will come of open conflict among four of the largest powers in the world. We remain strictly and entirely neutral, and only ask of the involved parties to respect the Treaty of London and not send forces through our sovereign territory.
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