Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion Announces Military on a War Footing
The Crisis Takes a Further Turn
This afternoon, in an announcement given in front of a large audience of both internal and international press, Mesazon Gregorios Traiektonos stated that Arhomaneia was to place the Exerkitos Arhomanos in a state of readiness for the possibility of armed conflict. This was to include all of the branches of our nation's armed forces, in the first move of its kind since the Long War. The Mesazon was flanked by Megas Logothetes tou Stratiotikou Honorios Kontarian, as well as a senior officer from each of the branches of the Exerkitos Arhomanos. Until now, the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion has been seemingly slowly making preparations for any conflict with other nations, including withdrawing soldiers from Ceris and surveys of the border regions of Arhomaneia. This announcement by the Mesazon demonstrates the extent to which the international situation has deteriorated over the last few months.
When asked why this was happening at this moment by this paper, and whether it was aimed at any particular threat that the Megas Agios Basileia was facing, Mesazon Traiektonos answered with the following reply:
“The move of getting our armed forces ready for a possible future conflict is not something that the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion takes lightly. It is a demonstration that all peaceful methods have not been as successful as would have been preferred. However, it is increasingly clear that our nation's allies and friends are under threat and it is time that Arhomaneia make a stand against that.”
The Mesazon also went on to say that the reservist forces of the Exerkitos Arhomanos are to be given programmes for the mobilisation. This is, again, something that has not happened since the early stages of the Long War. Mesazon Traiektonos warned that any conflict will not be brief.
“Arhomaneia has weathered many storms in the past and there is no doubt that we will weather this one. Our nation has lasted over two and a half thousand years and will last for at least that again. Any conflict will require some hardship, but it there is no doubt that Arhomaneia and its allies will be victorious. It is clear, however, that this may be beyond the scale of the wars and battles that the Megas Agios Basileia has seen in the last few decades but, as God's chosen nation on Eurth, we will see it through.”
This is a marked escalation in the stance of our government, which has so far been to attempt to punish those provoking conflict through sanctions and other economic measures. The list of nations that have had sanctions has increased since the start of the year and has come to include the nations in Aurelia that have been deemed to be a threat to others and that are undertaking aggressive war against their neighbours. The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion had also authorised shipments of arms to the Autokrateia ton Megas Zaxareion (@Zaxar) , as well as sending significant sums of money to the Demokrateia tes Anateias (@Anatea) and Regaseion tes Loubereias (@Louvier). These three Aurelian nations are currently in conflict with countries that are aligned with the Occidental-Azanian Pact.
The last few months have seen the political atmosphere on Eurth grow ever more tumultuous. There are few corners of our wurld that seem to have avoided the meddlesome actions of the Regaseion tes Megas Angleias (@Great Anglia). At first, it was our own Europa that suffered the brunt of the schemes of Regas Kreitonos III and his government of warmongers, who seem to have been aiming to subjugate much of the west of our continent and plunder what was left. They also appear to have drawn greedy souls to their side by promising the riches of the New Wurld to those who would aid them.
Either way, the activation of the Exerkitos Arhomanos will mark a new phase in the crisis that has permeated Eurth for the last year, as well as an intensification. It is unknown at this stage what will follow but it will likely mean that further conflict is on the horizon. It shows that the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion now regards open conflict with Megas Angleia as inevitable. It is not yet known whether how much of this conflict will take place in Europa or the New Wurld but it will likely affect the life of almost every Arhomaioi.
Without any doubt, however, is the fact that our nation has God on its side and, through Him, victory is assured.
Regas Kreitonos III, the Greatest Man of Our Age
War Spread Across Eurth at the Behest of One Man
His majesty, Regas Kreitonos III of Megas Angleia is an astounding man, with a breadth of vision and strength of will that has rarely been seen before. Only historical figures such as Andreas, Methodianos or perhaps Kalemiras from distant Aurelia can be said to have had as much influence over their generations as his majesty Kreitonos. It is certainly a shame that his majesty's brilliance seems to be governed by his moral myopia, closed-mindedness and willingness to surround himself with vultures and lackeys. It is cannot be doubted that his majesty's name will be remembered for decades, if not centuries, to come, although it will be as a foul, Godless warmonger who didn't possess the moral ability to try to peacefully cooperate with any other nation.
The Angleioi have now invaded or made war on every continent on Eurth, apart from Antargis. Although who knows when they might try to claim parts of that frozen continent for their own ends? Their own troops – or those of their allies – can be seen almost everywhere and all the while they claim that their mission is friendly and peaceful or at least neutral and non-aggressive. These are perhaps some of the most bare-faced lies in the history of Eurth. Ultimately, they are waging a war to attempt to subjugate the rest of the Eurth because their government and monarch are seemingly collectively unable to consider a peaceful alternative. This is, of course, in stark contrast to our own God-guided monarch, who has guided our own nation to economic and political success by treating foreign nations, some of which have been remarkable in their differences to our own holy Arhomaneia, as equals.
The recent actions of the Autokrateia tes Makhaireias, the Empire of Dolchland, has also sent shock waves throughout southern Argis, especially since it seems that they had been receiving arms shipments from Megas Angleia over the last few months. The Makhaireiki invasion of Koinopoliteia tes Ivenlandeias, Commonwealth of Iwenland, the demonstrated that Argis is likely at a tipping point. The Boreioadlantiki Enosi, the North Adlantic Union, has formed a defensive pact to attempt to halt any more Angleiki meddling in Argis, although it remains to be seen whether or not it is too little, too late. This is perhaps another example of the brilliance of his majesty, Kreitonos III. He has successfully united Argis in a manner that has not been seen in a long while, if ever. Unfortunately for his majesty, it is almost entirely against him. Bar the Makhaireioi, few other nations seem to have fallen for the Angleiki lies about a prosperous future.
In another example of his majesty's dubious successes, Arhomaneia is gearing up for a large scale conflict, something not seen in almost a century. Our nation's preparations are likely in response to the events in Argis, especially since the southern and eastern parts of the continent has several nations that the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion considers key partners, such as the Regaseion tou Seilosiou and the Evgenís Demokrateía tes Sekriaeias, the Noble Republic of Secryae. Any conflict in the Makhaira Thalassa is likely to end up involving our nation's forces there, which are not inconsiderable. Such as they are, they include an aircraft carrier and its attendant forces, which have been policing the seas around Ceris since the crisis on that island, as well as several divisions of the Basilikostratos, which have been present as peacekeepers in Sekriaeia for as long as well.
In the end, it is clear that his majesty, Kreitonos III, is little more than a short-sighted, bloody warmonger. The path that the wurld is now being forced down is not the one that could have been chosen. If his majesty truly had the love of God in his heart – as he professes, due to the fact that Megas Angleia is a Christian nation – then he would have attempted to integrate his nation peacefully with the rest of Eurth. Instead, the Angleioi have chosen to make up for their own failed policies and ideals by lashing out against the rest of the wurld. It is certainly disappointing that they have been able to find enough of a gang of equally weak and failed individuals to back them up. It is, however, clear that they have bitten off more that they can chew and that the wurld is beginning to fight back. It is a process that will only end in the defeat of Megas Angleia and its lackeys.