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The most important newspaper in the Empire
A DAY OF HAPPINESS IN THE EMPIRE
Our most benevolent Emperor, Jacob Menelassar III., inaugurated the monument of his father, the great George Menelassar I. who died exactly 15 years ago. Our emperor said:
"There has never been a greater man on Earth. He formed the most advanced Empire ever seen on this planet. Our progress is unstoppable and the day when Tamurin will dominate Europa and the world will come. This century will be remembered as the "Century of Tamurin". Knowledge, Technology and the Spirit of Progress and Power are localized and concentrated most in our great nation.
We have to stand united against all threats from within and without. Other Empires, like the old corrupt Byzantinum Empire, are threatening us in a desperate attempt to stop our progress. Byzantinum-led political groups inside our great nation are trying to weaken and divide our country. We cannot let this happen! We have to stand united! Remember the spirit of our people when this great Empire was founded. Honour the name of my father and all your fathers in continueing, what they started."
The speech of the Emperor was followed by cheers, applause and rejoicing.
The monument of George Menelassar I.
In the biggest fleet manoeuvre since the founding of our great Empire, the imperial fleet has once again proven that it is the most powerful and advanced Navy in the world.
The 5th fleet before departing to the manoeuvre
"Our navy would crush any enemy!" said Admiral von Tarnoff. "Our guns are very precise and our shells will penetrate any armour! Nothing can defeat this great navy."
Imperial Cruiser "Tiger", one of the medium-class warships of our navy, personal ship of Admiral von Tarnoff
"One day this great Navy will be seen at all shores of this world. And when this day comes, I will be among a very special shore, looking at the burning ships of a very specific navy..."
The imperial naval port Arrabar
REPUBLICAN TERRORISTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
The five leaders of the Republican Terrorist Cell "Republican Progress Now", who were captured two days ago trying to place a bomb near the Imperial Palace, have been sentenced to death by shooting. The execution will take place in two days.
The Republican Party, always sympathizing with terrorists, protested, but was overruled by the Upper House.
Cristina Maxima Korvini (10 February 1760 – 29 December 1797) was the the fifth queen of Cristina. She reigned over the Kingdom of Saint Christ from 1778 to 1797.
Born at the Korvini's Palace in Saint Christ, Cristina Vera was the first daughter of King Carlo Korvini of Saint Christ and Queen Carolina Maxima Korvini. She was the only one of their children to survive infancy. She had three younger sister, Tereza Devota (1762-65), Paolina Francesca (1766-69) and Francini Tereza (1771–77).
Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini the Unbeaten (1780). Because she had no brothers, Cristina became the heiress to the throne of Saint Christ. Her father decided that her future husband should assume the surname of Korvini and rule Saint Christ jointly with her.
After the death of her father, Cristina traveled from Coeur to Saint Christ on 4 April 1778 and received an enthusiastic reception from the populace. She was crowned Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini of Saint Christ on May of the same year.
On 20 October 1781, at the age of twenty one, she married Prince Goran Mandic of Skrovja after the Korvini family had proposed him as a candidate in the aftermath of the truce in the Battle of Sabatini (1780), fought by the Saint Christ Army and the Korvini's Flottiglia against Skrovjan invaders by land and sea. His candidacy was supported by Queen Cristina herself, as a means of establishing political alliances, trade and peace between Saint Christ and Skrovja and consolidate Orthodox Church influence in the region. Prior to this, Cristina's father was eager to wed his daughter to a Tatiani cousin. This marriage did not materialise due to the poor finances of the Tatianis at the time.
Cristina and Goran had three children. Her husband preferred to stay in Velija, Skrovja, instead of Saint Christ, where he had several mistresses.
Naval stage of the Battle of Sabatini, by Felipi Gramscini (1800)
Also known as The Unbeaten due to her role in the Battle of Sabatini, Cristina Maxima Korvini proved to be a military and political genius, having distinguished herself commanding troops during the conflicts against the powerful army and navy of King Petrus Mandic of Skrovja.
Under her rule, the Kingdom of Saint Christ became a stable, flourishing city-state. During this time, she improved the infrastructure and military of Saint Christ. Queen Cristina Maxima also reformed the taxation process. Her reign is known as Pax Cristina because during her reign diplomacy flourished. The Kingdom's economy was dominated by wealthy industrialists and bankers and she followed conservative policies, especially under the influence of Minister of State Franco DiMango during the period (1785–95).
King Goran Mandic Korvini of Saint Christ
Cristina Maxima founded the Royal Bank of Saint Christ (today Royal Bank of Cristina) in 1785 and the Korvini Overseas Trade Company (today Korvini Corporation) in 1787. She also promoted friendship with the Kingdom of Mantella and sponsored their colonial expansions.
Although she was married, Cristina was open about her homosexual behaviour. She made a strict distinction between her role as queen, in which she could not compromise, and her personal role, which was entirely pleasant and courteous. Cristina had a secret romantic affair with Signora Isadora Dellamare, Countess of Sabatini, from 1783 to 1788, and a more open one with Signora Giulia Campesini, a third cousin of her, 1790-91.
At the end of 1797, Cristina Maxima Korvini died of smallpox. Her husband neglected the affairs of Saint Christ and had to leave the country in May 1798. He abdicated in favor of their daughter, Duchess Carla of Louisagna, the same year.
Her husband remained a widower, despite a rich dowry offered to him by the Duchess of Corolla, Deusenora Maldini, for the hand of her unattractive daughter, Signora Francesca Maldini, a granddaughter of Luigi II of Mantella.
In 13 June 1847, the Korvini family and the National Council officially renamed the country Kingdom of Cristina (Regno di Cristina) after the great Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini.
By Social Democratic Confederation
OOC: I think it would be a good idea to lay out our nations' situations before we get into the actual Rp.
By providing weapons, funding and satellite-obtained intelligence, the Confederacy has manipulated the on-goings of island .31's civil war for the past three years. With Confederate assistance, the rebels have become successful in ousting the legitimate government and installing a pro-Confederate dictator, Igan Brezhnev, as head-of-state. In the months following the change in government, Mr. Brezhnev purged the remaining loyalists (and suspected loyalists) with Confederate blessings. At least 110,000 died in the purge, probably more. Though, no one can be sure as Confederate vessels quarantined the island, preventing anyone from accurately documenting the atrocity, or counting the bodies.
Content with its grasp of the island, the Confederacy has set its sights on expanding Confederate influences eastward. Behind closed doors, the government has decided that plot 27 seems to be the best place to start its eastwardly drive. 27 is lead by a shaky coalition democracy, factionalized by extremists on both sides of the political spectrum. Confederate leaders have secretly made plans to break this goverment apart and cause a civil war, then use the ensuing chaos and violence to create a puppet-government in the territory.
Adaptus, a rising power bordering the territory, causes concern for some of the imperialists forming the ploy, though, they have a plan. Should the Adaptons interfere with Confederate engineering in the territory, the Confederacy will tarnish its reputation as a "clean fighter" by placing intermediate range chemical warheads just off the Adapton coast. Hopefully, the threat of chemical attack will mobilize the Adapton people to demand that their government comply with Confederate interests in the region.
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