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King Phil shifted in his chair, It was over a year now since his return to power. After the chaos left by the assassination of his father it had taken some sharp diplomacy and the power of his second in command, General Burns. when he had returned from his exile in the north he had not expected the country to be in such a bad way, he needed the generals power and resources to reclaim what was his. Now he had it, over a year later Philia was returning to the great power it had once been. Now, with a population of over 3 Billion, and much of the nation living in tiny cramped shanty hovels in the remains of the still half-ruined cities, something needed to be done, a Grand gesture, one that would show the Hand of Philia was great again, and also one to ease the troubles of the people.

 

He chuckled as he stood, moving over to the small table where his pitcher of wine stood, he poured some out and sniffed it, amazing some of these old Philian Vintages survived the collapse really, but still, there was work to be done. He pressed the intercom button on the wall,

'Sophie, tell the General to come in please'

as the door opened and closed he motioned the general to sit on one of the red chairs, as he took his place behind the desk.

 

"General, It is time. Are the ships ready?"

 

Burns nodded silently, he seldom spoke unless necessary.

 

"And the first Shipment?"

 

"rounded up and waiting in transport ships in the Slavenmouth. They were be told they are going to a new home, most seemed happy, anything would be better than that Pit they were living in before."

 

Phil smiled, good, Two birds with one stone. Hopefully this new colonisation era would herald a new dawn, and would be able to nip a new threat in the bud. The district to be part of the first colonisation was not picked by chance. There had been some reports of disease spreading round that area... in a nation where the people are as tightly packed as they are now, any small outbreak like this could turn into plague...

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It had been four days at sea now, and Commander Framp gazed out over the prow of his boat. They must have been about halfway there by now, it was good that they had been kept quiet so far, any interference from foreign powers would have caused much annoyance, especially in tis central crowded zone of Europa. But it was due to heat up soon, the other natiosn could not have missed his fleet in the central seas of Europa, and must be shifting in their seats, despite not having voiced their concerns already. They surely would after King Phil's proclemation today.

 

The ten giant transport ships behind him took up alot of space, and he felt uncomfortable with only three naval ships as convoy, but he had been promised a second fleet would be sent once he had established a front in this Zone 97 area. He hoped General Burns was true to his word, he had no reason to doubt him.

 

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King Phil VII stepped out onto the balcony of his palace and observed the crowd below, handpicked of course, couldnt have the normal rabble gathering below, couldnt risk anything today, it all had to go well.

 

"People of Philia! Today is a great day for our nation! today we will start to rebuild the what we once were!

 

Our population has vastly outgrown our means, you have all seen the way our people are living, it is not acceptable for a nation with our history and stature. Which is why I have initiated a great expension program for our naiton! As I speak now, there is a fleet of our ships sailing towards the savage region of Zone 97 with 10000 civilians ready to begin colonisation of this savage nation!

 

This will begin the final stages of the restructuring of Philia, relocating thousends of our population, people shall no longer be forced to live in these shanty towns, but shall assist in the forwarding of Civilisation and the greatness of Philia!"

 

Phil looked down at the now cheering crowd, smiling at the cameras at the back, the rest of Europ would soon know about this, soon know that the sleeping giant had awoken...

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