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This is the official portal of the Press Networks of Stedoria, bringing Stedoria's free and independent news to the wurld.


Atos binon leyal calöfik Gasedemaresoda Stedoriäna, blinöl nunis libik ä livätik Stedoriäna vole.


Press networks served:

  • Küpedan - Stedoria's leading private news outlet since 1919.
  • Gemotam - Official press organ of the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party.
  • RTST - Official press organ of the Government of Stedoria.
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15.05.2021 
PAYSAN TO BE MADE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Just moments ago, the Paysan Language Revolutionary Act has been signed by Chief Consul Tamäj Köseg, marking a significant advancement in the Paysan language movement within Stedoria, officially designating Paysan as an official language of Stedoria, with equal status to that of Stedorian. Official federal and regional governments will now be required to provide services in Paysan alongside Stedorian, though this will not apply to local governments.

After the launching of the “Kampàyn po l’Paysan” a year ago by the Paysan People’s Party along with many self-described Paysan civil rights campaigners and language activists, the bill within the National Assembly of Popular Power, introduced by members of the PPP, passed the National Assembly with nearly unanimous support, with its only opponents being members of the right-wing Freethinkers' Party, claiming it to be an “affront to Stedorian values and culture”.

The bill will also sponsor the creation of a government-owned Paysan Language Bureau, which will be tasked with the standardisation of the Paysan language, as the language, especially orthography-wise, still remains inconsistent and based on regional dialects.

Reactions throughout Stedoria, even in non-Paysan areas, have been positive. Small celebrations have broken out in cities throughout the country in which Paysan residents live after the bill’s signing by Chief Consul Köseg. Celebrations within the Paysan Autonomous Region have been much more pronounced; some inhabitants of Sälnol were reported to have launched pyrotechnics. 

The bill also designates an official 30 day transfer period to allow all government buildings and services to begin and finish the transfer to both services in Stedorian and Paysan. Included within the transfer is the Stedorian Broadcasting Company, which, by the end of the transfer period, will start producing article available in both Stedorian and Paysan.

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02.07.2021 
ANTI-CORRUPTION FORCE CREATED

In a press briefing earlier today, Second Consul Delvau announced the official formation of a state-run anti-corruption force. The force is to be lead by the Minister of Economics and Development, Djjean-Pierre Remacle, and will be tasked with enforcing anti-corruption laws within the Stedorian government in both government and opposition parties and circles. According to Remacle, the task force’s first objective will be to run a full audit of all currently represented political parties’ funding and expenses throughout the last year. The audit is set to begin two weeks as the taskforce is still in process of hiring and assigning auditors.

The taskforce’s creation has come amid more calls, both within the NPLS and opposition parties, to clamp down more on corruption amid gradual increases since the revolution and Köseg’s vote into office as Chief Consul. Although corruption has steadily increased since, living standards along with Stedoria’s economy have also increased, bringing Stedorians a much better life today, free from the shackles of monarchism and tyranny, and into the light of equality and Gemotamism.

The public’s reaction to the formation of the commission have been met very positively. As seen on social media, many citizens have praised the government’s desire for transparency not only within its own political party but also within the other political parties of the National Assembly of Popular Power. Furthermore, given the fact that corruption has been an increasing problem, many say that the anti-corruption taskforce will help to alleviate the public’s cynicism and distrust in the Stedorian political wurld as they are to be held even more accountable for their actions in regards to taxpayers’ money.

Reaction within Stedoria’s political wurld, especially within the National Assembly, have been significantly less positive within all parties except the NPLS. A unanimous statement from the National Assembly’s parties, with the exception of the governing NPLS, have sharply criticised the government’s decision, accusing the NPLS of allegedly attempting to consolidate its power over Stedoria’s opposition parties and turn them into what the statement calls a “controlled opposition”. The statement also outline the parties’ plans to collectively introduce a bill scraping the Anti-Corruption Force, though this is highly unlikely to pass given the NPLS’ control in the National Assembly.

Though Stedoria under the NPLS is making great strides in its combat against corruption within the nation, it seems that the opposition within the National Assembly are keen on maintaining the growth of corruption within the nation for their own benefit, rather than ensuring a transparent government for all Stedorians.

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10.08.2021 
ATTACK ON DEFENCE FORCES' CHECKPOINT IN WEST STEDORIA

Earlier today, a Defence Forces’ spokesman has revealed official details regarding a failed attack on a Defence Forces’ checkpoint by monarchist counterrevolutionary terrorist forces that occurred yesterday in western Stedoria, 25km north of Nolka. According to the report issued by the spokesman, four gendarmes were wounded in the attack, but fortunately no Defence Forces personnel were killed and no civilians were injured. The four injured personnel are expected to make full recovery in time. Counterrevolutionary forces suffered a devastating blow in the attack, with two terrorists being killed, and three being injured and captured after the skirmish.

At approximately 19:00 yesterday, gendarmes stationed at a checkpoint, searching vehicles entering Nolka for weapons and contraband came under light arms fire by what are presumed to be terrorists of the so-called “Royal Stedorian Front of Monarchist Resistance”, a counterrevolutionary monarchist terrorist group responsible for numerous heinous attacks against both Stedorian security forces and Stedorian civilians in their goal for the re-establishment of the repressive monarchy that kept Stedoria under its yoke for centuries. In the cowardly element surprise used by the terrorists, four gendarmes were hit by enemy fire and wounded. After gendarme forces took positions, a small gunfight ensued, five minutes after which terrorist forces retreated, abandoning their own wounded.

The Royal Stedorian Front of Monarchist Resistance (FRSTR), a barbaric counterrevolutionary terrorist organisation created by Stedoria’s former oligarchs and reactionaries after the triumph of the revolution, has long been terrorising Stedorian civilians with killings and terror attacks, especially in the north-west of the country, in their goal to bring the nation back into the shackles of slavery and oppression. In recent months the terrorist organisation seems to have stepped up its terror campaign, though coming at the cost for them of major losses at the hands of security forces. According to the spokesman that gave today’s briefing, it is believed within the coming year the FRSTR terrorist organisation will be eliminated.

In response to this attack, the government has announced a small increase in Defence Forces’ personnel in western Stedoria in order to conduct more searches of the countryside, a location in the west believed to be harbouring many terrorists. Vilfgang Kolmen, leader of the DPB-PÛD, has called for an amnesty on FRSTR terrorists, stating that should the government promise not to prosecute them, they would be willing to return to society. Matyu Fovalt, leader of the Freethinkers’ Party, has criticised both the DPB-PÛD’s decision and the government’s decision, stating that the government must take aggressive measures to destroy terrorists and terrorism in Stedoria. Fovalt has also alleged that funding for the FRSTR is coming from a source outside of Stedoria, though he refused to say where specifically and has not yet provided any evidence of this claim.

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01.10.2021 
KÖSEG REAFFIRMS THE GOALS OF THE SFCC

At a speech during an event dedicated to the Society of Friends of the Citizen and the Constitution (SFCC), Chief Consul Köseg reaffirmed the importance of the goals of the SFCC, along with the contributions the organisation has been responsible for in both initiating and upholding the Revolution and the Revolutionary ideals of the Stedorian People's Republic. The Chief Consul also encouraged active members of SFCC to be on the lookout for counterrevolutionary behaviour within their towns and communities in order to ensure the defence of the Revolution.

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Fellow citizens, today at this ceremony dedicated to the great achievements and goals of the Society of Friends of the Citizen and the Constitution, we recognise the great role that this revolutionary organisation has played in the disestablishment of tyrannical powers that once wreaked havoc upon our proud nation.  Without the efforts of the SFCC's members, we can say with high confidence that the Revolution wouldn't have been as immensely successful as it was. In making this recognition, I'd also like to reinforce the foundation and goals of the SFCC: despite the triumph of the Revolution and the institution of revolutionary justice throughout the nation since the Revolution, unscrupulous counterrevolutionary fifth columnists remain within our nation, waiting for the moment our nation turns its head away in order to strike, in order to ensure that the will of the people is not carried out. We cannot let these forces of chaos, monarchism, and tyranny once again reign as it so did before. We must remember our revolutionary duty as citizens; especially those of the SFCC, that the Revolution must be defended and maintained at all costs, even death. We must all be on the lookout for counterrevolutionary activity within all sectors of society, to the highest branches of government to the humble worker, so that we may ensure that our beloved nation stays free, sovereign, and independent. Citizens not taking an active role in the SFCC, I encourage you to do so; everyone must contribute in the Revolution for it to deserve the title of Revolution; Reason beckons you to the service of the nation.

- Excerpt from Chief Consul Tamäj Köseg's speech at the SFCC event. 

Approximately 55% of the Stedorian population are members of the Society of Friends of the Citizen and the Constitution. Although this percentage has gone down over the years since the Revolution, it can be stated with confidence that this call by Chief Consul Köseg will without a doubt reignite the flames of fervour within the populace to serve the nation, and that all counterrevolutionary activity within the nation will be eradicated so that peace may triumph. 

The SFCC was founded on the 12th of April, 2009, by now Second Consul Djjurad-Françwa Delvau who, at the time of Chief Consul Köseg's illegal detention, was living in-exile outside of Stedoria. The movement was formed not as a militant movement such as Chief Consul Köseg's 13th of March Movement, but rather as a secret society in order to ensure the erosion of the monarchy from the inside out. The official purpose of the SFCC as stated by themselves before the Revolution was the "Abolition of the monarchy, establishment of a Stedorian republic and a republican legislature elected freely and fairly.". After the Revolution triumphed and these goals were achieved, the SFCC shifted its existence as a secret society calling for republican institutions to be established to a political club open not only to members of the National Party of the Stedorian Revolution, but to all members of Stedorian society, politically affiliated with a political party or not. The SFCC also shifted its intended goal to the "Advocation and promotion of republican and anti-monarchist ideals, the maintenance of revolutionary fervour, and the removal of counterrevolutionary elements from Stedorian society.".

Since the Revolution, the SFCC has also set up foreign branched within nations with a sizeable Stedorian minority population and in nations with Stedorian expatriates residing within. By doing this, the SFCC not only ensures that the importance of the Revolution is emphasised to those living in Stedoria, but also the Stedorians living elsewhere so that they may take pride in their homeland's fight for liberty and republicanism.

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13.11.2021 
NEW LAW AGAINST MONARCHISM PASSED

This afternoon, a bill was passed by the National Assembly of Popular Power titled the Act to Combat Monarchist Apologism; the bill is expected to be signed and officially codified into law early tomorrow. The bill, introduced by members of the NPLS, passed thanks to the NPLS’ majority that they hold in the National Assembly; members of the Freethinkers’ Party also voted in favour of the bill, with the rest of the National Assembly’s parties voting against the bill and voicing their concern for it. Despite the concern from the oppositions however, citizens need not to be worried about the bill’s parameters.

The bill was introduced in response to the growing monarchist threat of the "Royal Stedorian Front of Monarchist Resistance" (FRSTR) counterrevolutionary organisation that has, since the Revolution, continued to wreak havoc on innocent Stedorian citizens in the name of their fanatical and cult-like purpose of the re-establishment of the monarchy that oppressed Stedoria for centuries. The bill’s intended goal is to discourage the spreading and propagation of monarchist propaganda within Stedorian society, namely the media, so that the institutions of the Republic can be safeguarded for all citizens.

The bill outlines and prohibits various harmful content relating to the former monarchy and the flawed idea of monarchism. Under the bill, citizens, media outlets, and entreprises are officially forbidden from publishing any material or content that defends counterrevolutionary and violent activities by organisations such as the FRSTR and other like-minded organisations, publishing any content that advocates or attempts to promote monarchies over other forms of governance, and publishing any material that advocates for the return of the Stedorian People’s Republic’s former monarchy. It should be noted, however, the bill also notes that an exemption to this law is made in publications of books, or in situations in which acting is involved, so that movies, television shows, and novels still remain available and free to read and write for Stedoria’s citizens. Citizens in violation of these parameters can be found guilty of three new criminal offences: Apologism for counterrevolutionary activities, apologism for the former monarchy, and advocation of monarchism. Those found guilty may receive a fine, potential jailtime, and potential revocation of citizenship for a temporary or permanent period of time, depending on the crime’s severity.

With the passing of this bill in the National Assembly, the NPLS released a statement earlier today on social media, expressing their joy and happiness in the bill’s passing, and have ensure all citizen of Stedoria, weather or not they support the NPLS, that they will be protected from the influence of monarchism in every place of society, and that republicanism shall always remain in Stedoria. The NPLS also stated their expressed desire in ensuring that the ideas of republicanism, liberty, and revolution continue to be advocated to Stedoria’s citizens.

The National Assembly, after passing the bill, released an online publication of the bill for citizens to view in order to understand the new laws and parameters that will come into effect soon.

The bill can be viewed here for citizens and foreigners to read: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ACmPmEe-qbs_X2v7mH-ff6pgtUha9pICfPzdAt6ZmbY/edit?usp=sharing

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13.12.2021
CELEBRATIONS OF THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION

With today, the 13th of December, marking the 12th anniversary of the Stedorian Revolution, celebration, both official and unofficial, have taken place all across Stedoria by citizens and government officials alike, celebrating the date in which the former tyrannical monarchy was overthrown and replaced by our republic built upon Tikälim, values of republicanism, and fraternity between not just the Stedorian People's Republic's people, but with all Dolchic peoples, celebrating their and Stedoria's achievements throughout history, and political achievements in ensuring that all Dolchic peoples live in politically prosperous societies.

Stedoria, for five centuries, had been ruled by the tyrants of the Kelvön dynasty, who, spent virtually all of their reign leeching off and profiting off the Stedorian people and their hard working labour respectively, only being interrupted twice throughout history briefly until the revolution's triumph in 2009. Today's holiday marks not just the remembering, reflecting, and honouring of Stedoria's heroes of 2009's revolution, but also to the two prior times throughout Stedoria's history in which republican government forms were established.

Honour is paid to the heroes of the First Stedorian Revolution of 1793, responsible for the creation of the first Stedorian Republic. Revolutionaries under the leadership of Hänjen Jildknekt and Natan Sizen not only enacted justice unto the Kelvön dynasty on behalf of Stedoria's people, but they also established the foundations upon which our very republic is based upon today, something that must not be forgotten by this and future generations of patriotic Stedorians. Also honoured is General Läkhart Drejlär, leading the Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces of Stedoria and the Independent State of Stedoria between 1971-1980, who was responsible for the creation of our national belief of Tikälim, the creation of the enlightened gemotamist ideology, and the initiation of the civil war after fifth columnist monarchists seized back power from him. This civil war, although unsuccessful, gave birth to our current leaders, Chief Consul Köseg and Second Consul Delvau, who developed the revolutionary movements that would later be responsible for the establishment of our Republic.

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A fireworks display held in Kapojvar after a military parade attended by the Chief Consul

A spectacular military parade was held in major cities throughout Stedoria, most notably in Kapojvar, Nolka, and Sälno. Provincial leaders attended military parades and celebrations in their respective provincial capitals; Chief Consul Köseg attended Kapojvar's military parade and festivities. At the military parade, Chief Consul Köseg gave a short speech, hailing Stedoria's historical republican heroes, gemotamism, Stedoria and the Dolchic peoples' contributions to the wurld, and most notably, Stedoria's determination to stand up for justice against imperialistic powers.

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In remembering the great deeds and contributions to republicanism by our historical national heroes, we also make noteworthy the current deeds and acts of our nation; not just regarding internal affairs and the combatting of the counterrevolutionaries who remain, but also regarding Stedoria's place on the international stage. The Stedorian People's Republic, now, in the past, and forever in the future has been and will always be imperialism's most fervent enemy; do not forget that imperialism still reigns in the modern day, that it still destroys nations' independence, and that it causes destruction to whatever nation it wreaks havoc in. Our nation must be vigilant; imperialism can be seen upon Stedoria's and Argis' doorsteps; we mustn't turn our attention away from it, so that it may strike our nation and rob us of our sovereignty just as it has done to nations near and close to us. The people's power, however, is a weapon that not imperialism nor even the wurld's most advanced weapons can destroy, and so long as popular power places its confidence into our government, state, and ideology, so too will these things place its confidence in the people, and ensure that the people can live in security and freedom.

- Excerpt from Chief Consul Köseg's speech at today's military parade

Though not mentioning it by name specifically, it is believed that the Chief Consul's reference to imperialism being seen on the doorsteps of Argis and Stedoria refers to the recent diplomatic tensions between Stedoria and the North-Adlantic Union, which had started only weeks ago due to the latter's continued and unrelenting occupation of certain sectors of the Ceris island, with the alliance setting up NAU-aligned client states. The diplomatic tensions started after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs voiced its concern for the sovereignty and well-being of the Ceriser people under occupation, in line with the recent reaffirment of Stedoria's anti-imperialist policy at the a recent cabinet meeting between NPLS minister, including the Chief Consul.

Nevertheless, the 12th Anniversary of the Stedorian Revolution marks the continued success of Stedorian People's Republic under the NPLS, who have steadily increased the quality of life and economic prospects of all of Stedoria's citizens. Stedoria, along with its citizens, should always remember that today's republic finally brought to life the dreams of former revolutionaries who fought not just in Stedoria's name, but also in the name of Stedoria's people.

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03.01.2022
2022 ELECTION CAMPAIGN TO BEGIN

Electoral campaigning throughout Stedoria is in full swing with the advent of the new year as March 16's general elections come closer with each passing day. Vying for the the position of Chief Consul and control over the potentially new government, political parties all throughout Stedoria practically all political ideals, opinions, and beliefs are now engaging in fervent efforts in campaigning in order to swing undecided Stedorian voters towards them whilst also potentially securing new and more permanent political supporters. Such campaigning includes the setting up of posters throughout cities, the release of election manifestos, political leaders and candidates meeting with the public, and more; various political pledges and promises have been made by major parties to especially entice the support of younger Stedorians.

The National Party of the Stedorian Revolution (NPLS), led by Chief Consul Tamäj Köseg, currently already in power and the largest party in the National Assembly, has domestically pledged to expand Stedoria's industry and commercial entreprises further, strengthen the role of the government in the economy to ensure fairness and economic equality, and has vowed to take an aggressive approach towards the counterrevolutionary terrorists that currently still engage in acts of terror against security forces and civilians, vowing to be the representatives of law, order, and republicanism. On the glubal stage, the party has pledge to continue its expansion in foreign relations with the Wurld's nations, both political and economically, whilst also maintaining a strong anti-imperialist foreign policy in regards to unwelcome foreign intervention within other nations.

The Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PVLL), led by Talmät Malsäg, currently the second largest party in the National Assembly and longtime opposition of the NPLS, has made domestic pledges of increasing democratisation of Sredoria's political system, which the PVLL has claim has been eroding under the NPLS's rule. The PVLL has also pledged to liberalise the economy in order to apparently increase Stedoria's economic reputation and make it easier for Stedorians to start their own businesses and entreprises. The party has also called on a less aggressive approach towards the terrorists, pledging to offer the amnesty should they lay down their weapons and surrender peacefully. The party has also externally pledged to stop what it claims to be the deliberately diplomatically aggressive actions of the NPLS and to enquire about membership or the creation of any potential economic co-operation organisations. The PVLL has also made clear its intention to seek a political alliance/coalition with the social-democratic United Development Party (DPB), whose political goals and pledges are extremely similar to that of the PVLL's; this, however, has worried some that this could lead to potential vote splitting between the two parties.

The populist-oriented Action Party (DP), led by Henri Jelan and currently the National Assembly's third largest party, has taken advantage of the radically different platforms of the NPLS and the PVLL, and has pledge a mix of these two parties' various platforms, vowing to continue the economic nationalism of the NPLS whilst also vowing to crack down on what it calls the NPLS's belligerence in foreign affairs so that economic opportunities can be increased for Stedoria and its people.

Though much smaller than the mainstream parties, the far-left Communist Party (KP) and right/far-right Freethinkers' Party (LP) have embarked on a campaign of left and right-wing populism respectively. The KP have pledged to make massive economic changes to the Stedorian economy whilst the LP have used their nationalistic tendencies to their advantage to attract the support of more patriotic and nationalistic Stedorians. Though their vote share remains small in projected polls, the two parties have placed big stakes. Should either surpass the poll numbers, this would send an important message to Stedoria's more moderate political parties.

Current poll projections heavily favour the NPLS, who as of January 3rd, are projected to win approximately 60% of vote-share, 1% lower than in 2018's elections. The PVLL's vote share has lowered since the previous election, and is currently projected that they will win 10% of the vote-share, a 2% decrease. the DPB's projection has increased to 8%, a 2% increase, whilst the DP's support has considerably risen to 15%, a 5% increase. The Paysan-oriented Paysan Popular Party is projected to win the same vote-share of 3%. The KP and LP's projection still remains low, albeit increased; they are expected to achieve 3-4% of the vote-share each. Previous turnout was 63.3%; should more voters be inclined to vote, they could make a crucial difference in March.

Whatever the outcome may be, 2022's elections will send an important message to the NPLS and their rule in order for them to determine whether or not the Stedorian public approves or disapproves in their current governance, though the polls seem to very strongly suggest the former.

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06.02.2022
MALSÄG ARRESTED ON MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES

This afternoon, the Liberal Party (PVLL) officially announced through a party communiqué that the party's leader and candidate for the Chief Consulship, Talmät Malsäg, had been detained at his home and his house raided by agents of the Committee of Public Safety, for alleged accusations of money laundering made against him after the Bank of Stedoria reported a record of suspicious transactions made by Malsäg to the Ministry of Finance, with the bank then forwarding the report to the Committee of Public Safety for official investigation. The arrest comes in the middle of the 2022 election campaign, with elections to take place on the 16th of March.

The PVLL's communiqué also alleges that Malsäg's arrest has nothing to do with any criminal activities or investigations regarding the accusation of money laundering made against Malsäg, instead claiming the the arrest is a result of a "political crackdown on democracy and rise in authoritarianism", and that Malsäg is innocent of all allegations. The whereabouts of Malsäg's family, his wife Elizabät and his two children, Aron and Madlen, are currently unknown, though the PVLL's statement claimed that they have "gone into hiding to avoid arbitrary detention". The PVLL's The party has vowed to fight for Malsäg's release and the dropping of allegations and charges, and has encouraged its supporters and "supporters of democracy" to voice their dissent to the arrest, both publicly and online.

The Committee of Public Safety, when contacted for questions on Malsäg's arrest, commented that it would not make any public comments regarding arrests this early into their investigation, and that more details regarding their investigation and findings would be released to the public at a later though unspecified date. When pressed for comment, the Chief Consul's office responded similarly to the Committee of Public Safety, claiming that the government "will not comment on an ongoing criminal investigation at the moment".

With the election a little over a month away, it appears that the PVLL's campaign is currently in shambles; though the party has claimed that they are currently working on a replacement candidate and have pledged to continue to participate in March 16th's elections, Malsäg's arrest is highly likely to have a major effect on the PVLL's results at the polls. It is believed that the PVLL's vice-leader, Key Bloker, will take leadership of the now battered party, in an attempt to restore voters' confidence in the party.

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February 7, 2022

Provisional Opposition Alliance Formed

In a joint statement today, the leader of the United Development Party (DPB-PÛD), Hins Talan, along the the Liberal Party's (PVLL) expected soon to-be leader, Key Bloker, announced the creation of a provisional electoral coalition between the two parties, known as the Democratic Alternative. The coalition's creation is an unprecedented move in Stedoria's politics, with this being the first of its kind since elections began approximately a decade ago.

With the arrest of the PVLL's leader Talmät Malsäg on charges that are believed by many to be politically motivated in the face of next month's election, the PVLL's chances at making gains are virtually destroyed, with the party's vice-leader Key Bloker practically unknown to non-PVLL voters that the party is hoping to capture. Bloker stated that due to this, the PVLL finds that its best interest would be unifying with other anti-gemotamist parties in an effort to create a united front against the National Party of the Stedorian Revolution (NPLS).

Also groundbreaking in the statement was the revelation of the fate of Malsäg's family, who had only yesterday had claimed to have gone into hiding to avoid further political persecution. According to the DPB-PÜD/PVLL's joint statement, Malsäg's wife, Elizabät, along with the couple's two children, Aron and Madlen, have fled the country and gone into self-exile. It is currently unknown which country the family has fled to due to safety reasons, though it is believed that they are still located somewhere in Argis. 

In the same joint statement, Talan and Bloker also announced that the coalition will be open to other parties who are opposed to the NPLS's rule. Henri Jelan of the Action Party already announced that that his party would not be joining the coalition, and would continue to seek votes and seats independently of the new coalition. The Communist Party and Freethinkers' Party also announced their refusal to join the coalition. It is presumed, however, that lesser known and extra-parliamentary parties will seek to join the coalition in an effort to potentially gain seats in the National Assembly through the coalition.

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Dear citizens, with Talmät Malsäg's arrest and the creating of the coalition, we have reached a critical stage for our Republic; our democracy is slowly but surely being taken away from us, and we must do everything within our power to stop this. Voting for this new alliance, the Democratic Alternative, is not just a vote for the DA, it is a vote for democracy, it is a vote for freedom, it is a vote for the very survival of our Republic and everything that we hold dear to it.

- Final Paragraph from the DBP-PÛD/PVLL's joint statement

The coalition's creation is likely to allow for large gains to be made by the anti-gemotamist opposition on March 16th's elections, with vote splitting between the DPB-PÛD and the PVLL being eliminated now since the two parties have now come together. It is clear now that the NPLS's gamble to silence Stedoria's democracy and opposition to its rule has backfired, with this alliance being clear evidence that even in the face of rising authoritarianism, democracy and freedom can still prevail.

In keeping with the spirit of democracy and republicanism, which are of Küpedan's utmost importance, the editorial staff of Küpedan would like to announce its official endorsement and support of the newly-created AD. Should we return to authoritarianism and dictatorship, as had been the case only a decade ago, then it would put everything that Stedoria's people have fought for since then in jeopardy; all these achievements would be in vain. Be heard on March 16th.

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13.03.2022
STEDORIA'S POSITION ON BALTICA'S CIVIL WAR

Since the outbreak of a civil war on the unstable nation of Baltica two weeks ago, the government of Stedoria has reacted variously regarding the situtation, along with the Stedorian government's plans in helping the people of the now conflict-striken Batlica. After a failed coup d'état attempting during a session by Baltica's government in deciding a new president after Baltica's now-former president, Algridas Banis, suffered a large stroke, various parts of the country declared their independence, and Baltica effectively ceased to exist save for small pockets of resistence by remnants of Baltica's former government, state forces, and state apparatuses. Today's article will highlight the actions taken by the Stedorian government, along with any statements that government officials have made concerning the situtation in Baltica.

Chief Consul Köseg shared his thoughts along regarding Baltica's civil war whilst also providing a brief, small amount of information regarding Stedoria's actions in response to the conflict. Köseg offered his, and the people of Stedoria's, thoughts to the people of Baltica, and urged all sides in the war to make attempts to work towards a peaceful solution to a conflict, rather than being forced to resort of violence. Köseg also revealed that a small contigent of Defence Forces personnel has been deployed to Baltica in order to aid in the protection of the local Dolchic population residing in Baltica; in Ras-occupied regions of Baltica, Ras extremists have been responsible for expulsions, murders, and war crimes against Dolchic minorities, something Köseg later referred to as a "crime against humanity" in a later post. In a soon-after released post, the Defence Forces revealed that Stedorian troops have been deployed to the Dolchic-led rebel-state of Dokestva, which at this time is also recieving significant military support and aid, both direct and indirect, from Stedoria's neighbour, Velaheria. It however is unknown where specifically Defence Forces personnel are deployed within Dokestva. It is also believed that as of now, Defence Forces troops will not fight in offensive battles, as Velaherian forces have, though it is possible that this could change.

Defence Forces official accounts also issued the following warning on social media to any Stedorian citizens who are considering, or are currently aiding non-Dokestvan forces through military means. The warning states that the Stedorian government will request the Dokestvan government and forces to repatriate any captured Stedorian citizens found to be aiding non-Dokestvan militarily to face a revolutionary tribunal, likely for charges such as fighting for an enemy army and terrorism. Punishments for these two charges range significantly, all the way from a year of jail time to capital punishment, depending on the circumstances of the crime. Notably, the Defence Forces warned that this can also indirectly include foreign citizens: those born outside of Stedoria to a parent who was born in Stedoria are automatically considered Stedorian citizens. Furthermore, as foreign citizenship is de jure forbidden, foreign citizenship will be disregarded, and such people will be considered as solely Stedorian citizens, thus making it extremely to recieve help from the country of their birth. It is likely that this warning is meant to discourage ethnic Stedorians outside of Stedoria from directly helping forces hostile to the Defence Forces. Whether or not this will be successful remains to be seen.

The war is currently still too early in order to determine which side has the advantage. However, the Velaherian government has stepped-up in its aid to Dokestva; Velaherian forces were recently involved in what was believed to be the conflict's largest battles yet around the cities of Kavkari and Janikis, fought between Dokesvta and Velaherian forces against the self-proclaimed neutral rebel-state of Kauni, supported by Delamaria, Ahrana, Seylos, Fina, and significant amounts of Rhodellian volunteers as of now. Though the battle ended in the retreat of Kauni forces, Dokestvan forces underpreformed, which could allow other rebel-states to take advantage of Dokestva's currently military weakness with it being revealed. Delamaria and Ahrana have recently stepped up their efforts and have prepared to start taking a more active role in the conflict, now rebranding their "peacekeepers" as "Intervening and Stabilising Forces", though what this means is unclear. Seylos and Fina as of now have not taken the same actions of Delamaria and Ahrana, though according to foreign policy experts, it should not be ruled out that they will eventually take the same course of action. Current casualty figures are unknown as of now, but its presumed to be in that thousands at least.

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18.03.2022 
NPLS SECURES ANOTHER VICTORY

With last night's March 18th general election finally over, it is now the following day, and Elections Stedoria have finally released the official results of last night's polls; the NPLS have once again one another astounding victory and absolute majority within the National Assembly of Popular Power, and Chief Consil Köseg has once again reaffirmed the Stedorian people's trust in him, allowing him to once again be elected. Despite this, however, the NPLS's margin is lower than last time, securing only 55.91% of the vote and 102 seats in the legislature as opposed to last election's 61.04% and 110 seats respectively. This slight and modest decrease has allowed other parties to also make gains in the elections, resulting in not only NPLS supporters being left somewhat satisfied.

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Chief Consul Köseg speaking after his party's victory in last night's election.

In second place came the newly formed Democratic Alternative coalition, formed after the arrest of Liberal Party leader Talmät Malsäg on charges of money laundering, achieving 20.23% of the vote and winning 37 seats in the National Assembly. Despite the fact that this is only a 1 seat increase from the Liberal Party and United Development Party's seat count combined from last elections, Democratic Alternative leader Hins Talan has thanked all those who have voted for the new alliance, although has once again criticised the NPLS in its victory, accusing the NPLS of conducting an unfair and anti-democratic election campaign, though failing to provide proof of this. Malsäg claimed that the Democratic Alternative will act as a formidable opposition to the "authoritarian and tyrannical gemotamist ideology and agenda of the NPLS".

The Action Party under Henri Jalan has also seen his party achieve a modest increase in vote share, achieving 10.88% of the vote and 20 seats in the National Assembly as opposed to last election's 9.99% and 18 seats in the National Assembly respectively. Party leader Henri Jalan thanked his supporters in his home ciry of Nolka, and has pledge to take a pragmatic approach to its role in opposition, and has stated that should the NPLS introduce legislation favourable in the Action Party's view, it will support such legislation.

The far-right Freethinkers' Party also won big in yesterday's election, increasing their seats to 6 from last election's 2. Party leader Matyu Fovalt has thanked what he referred to as "patriotic Stedorians" who recognised the true partiotic deeds that the Freethinkers' Party was fighting for throughout Stedoria. Fovalt also congratulated the NPLS's victory in the election, saying that under the nationalist rule of the NPLS, Stedoria's glory would be further restored to the glorious times of Drejlär's military government of the 1970s.

The Paysan-oriented Paysan Popular Party suffered minor setbacks in last night's elections, losing a single seat and being reduced to only 5 seats. Leader of the PPP, Jjile Marçon, in a post-election speech, recognised that the party has suffered a minor defeat, and had placed the blame on voters being swayed to newly-created Democratic Alternative. Despite this, however, Marçon has pledged that he, along with his party, will continue fighting for more recognition and rights of the Paysan community, which Marçon has stated was under threat by gemotamism.

The Communist Party, although achieving increased electoral success from last election, largely underpreformed. Many expected the party to win the same amount of seats as the Freethinkers' Party, though it appears that this did not happen. Party General-Secretary however was not discouraged by the election's results, and stated that the party will only work further to increase its appeal to the Stedorian people. Grifman also congratulated the NPLS and Köseg on his victory in the elections, and has stated that under the NPLS's rule, workers' rights have been greatly expanded, and that he hopes that under this new NPLS mandate, further expansions to workers' rights will be made.

With the election over peacefully, it appears that attempts to disrupt and interfere with the election by royalist terrorists and the unpatriotic, incarcerated Malsäg have failed. It also appears that a military offensive in Stedoria's mountains will be prepared soon: one of the NPLS's promise should it win the election, which last night happened, was to launch another military operation to annihilate the unpatriotic monarchist terrorist groups roaming throughout rural Stedorian causing chaos and harm to hard-working Stedorians.

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29.05.2022
SWEEPING CHANGES TO PAN-DOLCHIC DOCTRINE

At an extraordinary congress of the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party held in Kapojvar this weekend with Gemotamist parties throughout the Dolchic wurld attending, General-Secretary Tamäj Köseg announced a major ideological and policy change with regard to the DSGP's official line on its advocation of pan-Dolchic unity. Pan-Dolchism, since the founding of the DSGP, has remained a significant and important part of the party's ideology and goals, along with the party's ideological commitment to societal rebirth and the creation and development of a socialist society. Whilst Dolchic unity has not been achieved yet, DSGP has continued its efforts in ensuring that pan-Dolchic ideals remain alive and strong, especially within Stedoria and Gadutea.

Secretary-General Köseg announced today that following the end of the extraordinary congress, the DSGP would expand on its policy of pan-Dolchism by officially declaring the party's endorsement of a variant of pan-Dolchism known as pan-Buranicism. In doing this, the DSGP would officially expand its recognition of brotherly nations which will be included in the DSGP's path for integration and eventual unity. Rather than solely Dolchic nations being a focus for unity, nations containing Ceriser, Anglic, Variot and Nordic cultural-linguistic population will also be officially recognised as cultural sibilings of Dolchic peoples, thus proving their positive relation to Dolchic peoples.

Secretary-General Köseg stated during his introduction of the idea that the Gemotamist movement, being a progressive movement, must change and form around new times and discoveries, and must come to new realisations through its extraordinary congresses. As such, it is the duty of the DSGP to recognise that peoples and cultures distantly related to the Dolch must be included and encouraged to join and take part in the Gemotamist movement so that the movement can not only gain further support and traction, but also so that these brotherly peoples of the Dolch can join the Dolch in their fight for the unity of all Dolch-Buranic nations, whether these nations be Dolchic, Cerisar, Anglic, Variot, or Nordic.

Delegates of the wurld's Gemotamist parties, seeing the logic in Secretary-General Köseg's decision and understanding the Reason that guided him to make such a decision, happily and eagerly voted in favour of the Secretary-General's suggestion, understanding that the Gemotamist movement is a movement of acceptance, not a movement of puritans. Upon the vote in favour of the Secretary-General's decision, the assembly burst into applause, giving the Secretary-General a standing ovation, and the leader of the Gadutean branch of the DSGP personally thanking the Secretary-General for his contribution and expansion of Gemotamist theory, along with his willingness to present the DSGP as an organisation of tolerance and acceptance.

Upon the congress' vote in favour for the Secretary-General's amendment, the Secretary-General then announced that regional branches of the DSGP would be created in all new Cerisar, Anglic, Variot and Nordic nations, and would immediately begin introducing these nations' populations with the theories and ideas of Gemotamism so that these new parties are able to gain traction in their nations' electoral systems.

With this new amendment to the DSGP's official ideology, a new era falls upon the DSGP in which more and more people become culturally conscious and aware of their Dolch-Buranic heratige and come to take pride in it, and act on it to help promote the unity of these Dolch-Buranic nations so that one day the children of these nations can grow up in a nation of power, but also a nation of co-operation, peace, and socialism.

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18.03.2022 
CHIEF CONSUL KÖSEG REJECTS GADUTEAN SLANDER

Following a deadly bombing attack during the inauguration of newly-elected Volkhardt Isenhour to the position of State President of Gadutea, in which several lawmakers belonging to Isenhour's alliance were killed along with many others being injured, condemnation came quick across Gadutea's political system, from left to right to Gadutea's gemotamists. Foreign condemnations was also quick to be announced through the Stedorian People's Republic, with Chief Consul Tamäj Köseg stating his condemnation of the attack on social media, wishing for speedy recovery for all of those affected, along with condemning the attack itself, stating that republican institutions must not be met with violence so that the opinions of all can be heard and shared.

Despite condemnation by Chief Consul Köseg on behalf of the government of the Stedorian People's Republic, big business-run and anti-gemotamist press within Gadutea were quick to create and spread misinformation and propaganda regarding the attacks and Stedoria's relations to the attacks in an attempted effort to either damage or destroy Gadutea's relationship with Stedoria, which had been exceptionally cordial whilst Gadutea was under the democratically elected government of the Gadutean branch of the Gemotam Party. The Stedorian branch of the Gemotam Party, the National Party of the Stedorian Revolution, however, has not been fooled by Gadutean misinformation.

Chief Consul Köseg was pressed on the issue of propagandistic and misinformation-spreading press within Gadutea by journalists at today's press briefing, to which he responded.

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We are aware of certain Gadutean press agencies, news sites, and other media outlets that have engaged deliberate campaigns of media disinformation and pro-liberal-democratic propaganda, most notably in issues of Der Morthal, Gadutea's most popular daily newspaper, both in online and printed formats. Such lies and propaganda being spread by these outlets include the unproven and ridiculous assumption that either the violent attack on Gadutea's National Assembly was committed by the Gemotam Party's Self-Defence League, or that the violent attack was committed with the backing of the government of the Stedorian People's Republic, the National Party of the Stedorian Revolution, and the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party. I can assure you with full confidence that these lies are simply that: lies. We do not take kindly to such unacceptable slander by degenerative liberal-conservative-democratic propaganda outlets, and we can assure you that swift and severe action will be taken by the Stedorian People's Republic and the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party in response to this. The press makes up lies that the Stedorian government was involved in this attack, yet they should turn to themselves; how do we not know that such an attack was an insider attack at the behest of Isenhour's party to seize power unfairly? It is just as likely that Isenhour may be involved in such a plot, though I shall not sink to the lowly level of Gadutea's "democratic" press and make unfounded accusations, only speculation.

As for further accusations by the Gadutean press that the Stedorian People's Republic is "authoritarian", or that our recent elections were "unfair", I again challenge Gadutean press to provide evidence of such claims, something that they have seemingly failed to do so far. Our elections were certified as fair by national, non-partisan, and international observers. Again, we do not take likely to such accusations, and actions in response will be taken to the degenerate liberal-conservative-democratic press.

-Chief Consul Köseg at today's press briefing

Chief Consul Köseg as of now has not elaborated on what action will be taken against misinformation within Stedorian and Gadutean press, though it is highly likely to be some sort of legal or legislative action according to political and media experts. Such actions by the government will help to ensure that the people of both Stedoria and Gadutea can rely on the press and media outlets within their nations, and that they are not subjected to misinformation, conspiracy theories, and propaganda, as is the case within many so-called "democratic" nations throughout Argis and the rest of the wurld.

The Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party, along with all of its regional branches throughout the Dolchic and Buranic wurld have urged their supporters, both in youth groups, the Self-Defence League, and just regular supporters to boycott media outlets whose purpose is to destroy and shatter the brotherly bonds of the Dolchic-Buranic wurld, and has furthermore encouraged supporters of Gemotamism to engage in peaceful protests against misinformation outlets so that Dolchic-Buranic unity can be brought closer, rather than be unwillingly and unjustly pushed away.

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06.08.2022
SECRETARY-GENERAL KÖSEG CRITICISES SO-CALLED "DEMOCRACIES"

Secretary-General of the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party, Tamäj Köseg, today whilst speaking at an event being held at the University of Kapojvar by student-members of the League of Students of Gemotam and other members of the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party, made a scathing of the wurld's self-proclaimed and so-called democratic and liberal-democratic political institutions; a common and increasing political phenomenon and political system manifesting itself in many of the wurld's nations. A system that unjustly and without merit claim and pride themselves on so-called political and civil liberties, human dignity, and the inalieanable and undeniable rights of man and of the wurld's citizens. Nations under such political systems pose an insult to the rights of man under the guise of claiming to advocate and promote the very thing which they deny, a common yet effective political tool used against citizens in order to keep them in political ignorance and prevent such citizens from reaching any state of heightened political awareness and heightened political interest, in-turn allowing the status quo and secret disenfranchisement to continue and to expand.

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We as citizens, not just of Stedoria, not just of Argis, not just of the Dolchic-Buranic homeland, but of the entire wurld, need and must realise that many of the wurld's nations seemingly pride themselves on both their practices and advocation of such practices. They claim that democracy is that of a so-called "liberal-democracy", the idea that having the right to vote instantly means freedom has been achieved, the idea that freedom is above all, including the welling being of one's fellow country, the idea that one has a right to spread lies and propaganda simply because they think they have the right to do such a thing. This degenerative system of democracy is an insult to democracy and freedom and the very ideals that they stand for.

In these degenerative liberal-democratic systems, one should ask: Where exists democracy for society's poor? Where exists democracy for society's minorities? Where exists democracy for society's forgotten? These systems claim that such peoples will be helped and will be represented, yet, unjustifiably and unacceptably, leave them to remain poor, leave them to remain disenfranchised, and leave them to remain forgotten by liberal-democracy's evil and inhuman "free"-market. In such society, a human is not a human, but simply a potential elector and a potential consumer; human dignity is all but forgotten, replaced by these two things. Liberal-democracies are simply a pretend solution; that one can choose simply between conservatism, liberalism, or social democracy to fix their problems, when in reality all choices are the same, and result in no significant change for society at all.

We, as Stedorians, as Gemotamists, must always declare that we reject the idea and practices of liberal-democracy. Stedoria is not a liberal-democracy, Stedoria is a democracy. We as Gemotamists must criticise and reject the polluting ideas of both liberalism and conservatism; we are neither, and we refuse in identifying ourselves as either; both are simply the same thing that present themselves as something different.

This is what the essence of democracy is; that a person may live in dignity, away from poverty and violence. When one lives in poverty or in violence, they are unable to engage in and practise democracy in the first place. This is the political and moral failure of liberal-democracies, that they are hardly democracies.

-General-Secretary Köseg at today's event at the University of Kapojvar

Secretary-General Köseg's criticisms focused mainly on nations priding themselves to be democracies, yet either refusing to or simply forgetting to take into account the availability of democracy and participation in democracy for those in society who have naturally and historically been excluded, rejected, or disenfranchised from democracy. Rather, they dehumanise their own citizens, merely downgrading politically to be voters, and downgrading them economically to be consumers, and simply nothing else. Whilst these nations may claim that the presence of elections are evidence of their democracy, their treatment of certain sections of the society equally violate the spirit and ideals of democracy.

It is equally common for these nations to criticise socialist, one-party states, for allegedly being undemocratic and evening hostile to democracy, the most notable of these targets of criticism being Stedoria's neighbour, Velaheria. In these malice criticisms by nations critical and hostile to nations such as Velaheria, however, they fail to realise and analyse the political systems of these country, not realising, either unintentionally or deliberately, that democracy, rather than existing in the framework of a multi-party liberal-"democratic" system, exists in the framework of the nation's leading party. Democracy exists in the leading party of a one-party state through party congresses, party meetings, and democratic centralism.

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Neo-Fascist Gemotamists Express Disdain for Democracy

In a recent publication in the official newspaper and newsletter of the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party, Gemotam, and at an organised anti-democratic Gemotamist event held at the University of Kapojvar, the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party, along with its leader and Chief Consul of Stedoria, Tamäj Köseg, expressed their Gemotamist beliefs of having a duty to reject and act against the interests of liberal-democratic societies, not only within Stedoria, but throughout the rest of the wurld. Köseg’s speech culminated in the total and entire rejection of the ideas of liberal-democracy, and instead, through this speech, declared Stedoria to be a de facto illiberal “democracy”, something that simply does not exist; democracy, democratic ideals, and republicanism are all ideas rooted in liberal radicalism, something that Gemotamist convieniently yet very commonly seem to forget. Tamäj Köseg and his Gemotam Party’s ideological descent has reached its final stage in which the Gemotam Party and the National Party of the Stedorian Revolution have become what can only be described as fascist, not only in their rhetoric, but in their actions with other parties, beliefs by party members, along with Gemotamists’ historical conduct during Drejlär’s brutal military regime.

As seen through Köseg’s speech, Gemotamist rhetoric has only become more hostile to liberal-democratic and pro-freedom ideals, instead focusing their rhetoric on populism and whataboutisms, faulting democracy for all of its admitted downsides and mistakes, yet failing to do so for the downsides and failings that Gemotamism has had on Stedoria, from the military junta, which massacred thousands, to the civil war of the 90s that more than 100,000 dead and almost as many, if not more, injured; many permenantly. This fascistic rhetoric can also be seen in Gadutea in recent times, with inflammatory speeches being made against now non-Gemotamist State President Isenhour, with Gemotamists hurling abuse at him at every opportunity given, bothing before and after his election, even potentially being behind the brutal assassination attempt made on his life. It must be warned that Gemotamist rhetoric in claiming a “Great Rebirth/Renaissance” for not only Stedoria, but for all Dolchic nations is nothing but fascist populism in attempts to draw disillusioned Dolchic-Stedorian conservatives and right-wingers away from their own parties on the right, to the far-right where the Gemotam Party is located instead.

The National Party of the Stedorian Revolution has also received the backing along with large amounts of support from the far-right Freethinkers’ Party since the latter party’s inception. The Freethinkers’ Party, like the Gemotam Party, openly express their distain for liberal-democratic ideas, instead openly endorsing authoritarian ideas that, rather than push our country to strive towards a level of democracy similar to advanced democracies such as our neighbour Walneria, instead lead us to a path that closens our country’s political system with that of Velaheria’s or Aurivizh’s, both of which are brutal dictatorships that constantly trample on freedoms and liberties of its citizens. The Gemotam Party’s willingness to co-operate with such a distasteful party, along with accept its backing, show that the Gemotam Party’s main strategy is to lure political dissatisfied individuals, not only from the left, but also from the right.

Gemotam Party members have on many ocassions since the party’s creation been responsible for inflammatory statements towards minorities, along with expressing ultranationalistic and even nativist sentiments, all of which, rather than leading to a society of diversity and tolerance, lead to a society of intolerance, a society that makes itself vulnerable to taking part in atrocities against certain people groups and/or minorities. Whilst thankfully these sentiments have only been expressed by a small amount of party members, the Gemotam Party’s leadership has taken no action in combatting such rhetorically irresponsible comments. Many occassions have been recorded, espeically during the most recent election campaign only moths ago, of party candidates making offensive remarks. This includes one candidate expressing that non-Gemotamists should receive “mandatory and occassionally physical political re-education”, and another candidate expressing their desire to have “all non-Dolchic peoples expelled from Stedoria”. These comments leak with fascistic tendencies, and only show the party’s descent into political madness.

Gemotamists’ admiration for the Drejlär military dictatorship of the 70s is something that all Stedorians who value democracy should be very concerned about; the Drejlär junta was far from democratic, and, whilst the country was equally bad during the time of the monarchy, this does not immediately mean that the period of Drejlär was better. During the Drejlär regime, political persecution of non-Gemotamists became extremely commonplace, with many imprisoned, accused of communism during the regime, as the nation was put into a state of constant paranoia owing to the country being surrounded by many authoritarian, communist dictatorships that were all equally bad as Drejlär. Shortly after the Drejlär’s coup of 1971, communist, socialist, social democrat, liberal, and conservative political intelligentsia were all arrested, with many being executed and thousands being forced into prisons and labour camps, in which the conditions were brutal, resulting in further deaths from maltreatment. The Drejlär regime was not a period to celebrate in Stedorian history, nor is it a period in history to imitate; rather it is a period in which our country must learn from so that Stedoria may never end up in such a situation in its history again.

All those who value freedom, all those who value elections, all those who value making their voices heard through democratic means in a peaceful manner, you must realise and beaware that fascism is on the rise in our country, and that the Gemotam Party does not share your views on democracy that you have; they would rather prefer that you either agree with them, or that you do not make your voice heard at all. One’s most powerful tool in a dimming fire of freedom is one’s voice, so that they may notify and make other aware, so that they may assist you in preventing the flame of democracy from dimming, and finally extinguishing into authoritarianism, something which Stedoria should never deserve to suffer through again.

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01.10.2022 
NATIONAL FRONT FORMED

Following extensive inter-party negotiations that have occurred throughout recent weeks, the National Party of the Stedorian Revolution, the far-left Communist Party, and the radical right Freethinkers' Party have released a joint declarative statement, proclaiming the official formation of the National Front, a parliamentary political alliance between the three parties, to be led by the National Party, though also with high ranking positions being given to Communist Party and Freethinker Party members. The Communist Party and the Freethinkers' Party have agreed to support the government in the National Assembly and in government policy. With the Front's creation, the National Party has also agreed to make certain policy shifts, particularly aligning economic policy slightly closer to the Communist Party's desires, whilst also moving social policy closer with the Freethinkers' Party's line; the National Party remains firmly in control of the Front however, and as such both the Communists and Freethinkers have agreed to incorporate Gemotamist theory and political policies within their own party policies as a result.

Though inititally some have stated their scepticism of the alliance's integrity and formation in the first place owing to the widely differing political views of both the Communists and Freethinkers, spokespeople for the three parties of the newly-formed alliance have urged calm to placate these fears, and have further declared that the distinction between left-wing and right-wing politics must be eliminated, and that such is already the case in Stedoria, furthermore stating the Stedoria's politics are now divided between those who want the improvement of Stedoria and those who want to sell out Stedoria's dignity to internal and external enemies of the new system. The three parties' willingness to engage in such politcal dialogue with a fruitful result of the formation of a political front only go to show that this claim might be increasingly true within the politics of Stedoria.

Opposition parties, have been critical in their criticism of the Front, claiming that it is doomed to fail, and shows the desperation of the National Party by seeking allies from the far-left and the far-right at the same time. Ironically, only months ago was a provisional electoral and parliamentary alliance formed prior to this year's general election between the Liberal Party and the United Development Party, the Democratic Alternative, after the arrest of Talmät Malsäg's arrest over accusations of money laundering. Stedoria social media users critical of the Democratic Alternative were quick to point out the irony of the Democratic Alternative's criticism of the new National Front.

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"The Democratic Alternative claims that the National Front is desperate for forming an alliance with other parties, yet they (Democratic Alternative) were formed with desperation. I love irony." One Stedorian Wittier user wrote.

It is unclear how long the political alliance is expected to last, although many within all three parties have implied that the change is meant to be permenant between all three parties. This drastically changes the political landscape within Stedoria; opposition parties will now face a much tougher time in elections as the parties of the National Front stand united against them. Irregardless, the National Front's formation shows the great political mastery of the National Party's leadership under Tamäj Köseg, and this is another huge blow to the anti-Gemotamist movement in Stedoria, which has gradually started relying in more propagandistic tactics, such as accusing the National Party of fascism. 

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16.10.2022
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MOBILISATION IN STEDORIA AND ACROSS SOUTH ARGIS: WAR IMMINENT?

Earlier this week, the government of the Empire of Dolchland released a string of diplomatic communiqués to its many regional neighbours: irredentist claims and threats to the Commonwealth of Iwenland, a former Dolch possession; territorial concessions by the Democratic People's Republic of Velaheria, another former Dolch possession, and for the desire of Kapojvar to remove any "influence" from the independent island state of Gadutea to Stedoria's south. It is clear that these threats were made not only to remain in the air of diplomacy, but also to find itself apparently on the battlefield; political experts say that none of Dolchland's demands are likely to be accepted, with the likely alternative being war owing to Dolchland's newfound alliance with Anglia, a nation itself responsible for warmongering within Europa.

Several factors indicating the building up of tensions to war have already manifested themselves in the past 48 hours: there are unconfirmed reports out of Dolchland, claiming there to be large troop movements in the east of the country, potentially to be used in an invasion of Iwenland; there are also reports of the Seylosian navy making its way to the Dolch Sea, where naval conflict will be the heaviest in event of the outbreak of war; rare reports out of Velaheria have also indicated a massing or mobilisation of military forces along the Velaherian-Dolch border where fighting is sure to be heavy in the event of conflict; just hours ago the Delamarian government placed their military on alert, and even more recently a state of emergency was declared in the country, allowing their government to declare war without approval from their legislature.

Most significant for Stedoria, however, was the news that has come from the Köseg government: only moments ago, a partial mobilisation of military forces was declared by the Ministry of Defence, citing the rapidly deteriorating regional security situation, which threatens the peace and stability of the country. In the same alert, however, the Ministry of Defence stated that draftees would not be sent to fight in foreign soil should conflict break out, but rather to take the place of current-serving volunteer units taking part in anti-terrorism operations against royalist-aligned terrorists. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also made a public announcement, announcing the immediate but temporary cancellation of Stedoria's visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of Dolchland, and has also stated that should Stedoria be forced into potential conflict, the nation will immediately join a temporary and provisional defensive alliance made up currently and potentially of Ahrana, Delamaria, Gotneska, Seylos, and Velaheria, with more likely to join.

Most recently, however, was a speech made on television and radio by Chief Consul Köseg, with an excerpt of the speech being the following:

 

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Fellow citizens, Stedorians, proud and honoured descendants and brothers of the Dolch people, there has never existed a more crucial time within the history of our new yet proud Republic since the very revolution in which it was born out of. The security situation within our region of Argis, our home, has rapidly grown worse in an extremely short period of time; the Empire of Dolchland, regrettably and unfortunately, seems insistent on bringing itself into the fires of war, dragging its neighbours and its brotherly peoples into this potential, yet unjustified and imperialistic war. A partial mobilisation has been announced only moments ago: be aware that we shall not send those conscripted into honourable military service to fight in a land that seems foreign to them, that these draftees shall only be utilised for the purpose of peacekeeping within our nation; you have nothing to fear for. Know that your government, being itself the people, shall do everything possible to avoid ourselves being forced into war; our nation knows well the devastation of war, knowing the death and chaos brought by the civil war, brothers against brothers.

However, you must not think that this means war will not occur, and that we will not be involved in this war; we must prepare for every single scenario possible in order to ensure the security of our country and continent. Everything that our government does, is for the good of our people and for the good of our country, both of which are one and the same. Every decision has been, is, and will be made in accordance with the practice of Reason.

Should our nation be forced into war, know that animosity should not be held toward the people of Dolchland, who have found themselves under a government of tyranny and unfairness; they are the people from which we have descended, and we must treat them with fraternal love, especially now more than ever in a time in which they may feel isolated owing to the unreasonable, imperialist, and unjustified actions taken by the government, of which they virtually have no say in.

- Chief Consul Köseg

Although war has not officially broken out, commentators and experts, both military and political, are only counting down to the second in which the first shot may ring out, bring Argis into yet another war, a war larger than any other war within Argis since the First and Second Argic Wars, both of which had significant political, military, and social ramifications within both Stedoria and the rest of Argis's many nations.

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15.11.2022
BREAKING: HOSTILITIES DECLARED - STEDORIA JOINS THE FIGHT

Breaking news out of Kapojvar: The government has announced an official declaration of hostilities against the Empire of Dolchland, bringing the Stedorian People's Republic into the war in south-east Argis. All citizens of Dolchland living in Stedoria are to immediately present themselves for temporary registration at local policing stations or face punishment, including fines, prison time, or deportation. Hostilities within Argis had been mounting for much of this year, following growing relations between Dolchland and Anglia, the latter of which has been engaging in an aggressive, unprovoked war in Europe, killing tens of thousands. Tensions finally escalated into full-scale invasion of both the Commonwealth of Iwenland to Dolchland's east, and the Democratic People's Republic of Velaheria to the north, already killing and wounding thousands, and displacing millions.

It has already been confirmed that major population centres within Iwenland have already been captured by Dolch forces as the former's allies scramble to mobilise and transport troops to the island, which suffers from a small army in contrast to Dolchland's. The fate of Iwenland is still currently in the balance as Dolch and anti-Dolch forces fight for control of the island-nation. Whatever shall become of Iwenland, there is no doubt that massive reconstruction efforts will be required following the conflict's end, something to be economically tolling on whomever may control the island. It is believed, however, that the Dolch army is hampered by an inferior airforce in contrast to anti-Dolch forces, slowing the Dolch army's progress in penetrating deeper into Iwish territory. While it is known that the major cities of Straatport and Goudstratdam have been occupied, the other information regarding the status of these cities is unknown; especially in regard to treatment of civilians by Dolch forces.

Death and destruction has also not escaped Velaheria, where it is believed by experts that fighting on this front will be more aggressive than that of the Iwish front, likely due to the large size of Velaheria's population and military. Information out of the country is sparse owing to its strict censorship; despite this, however, some general inferences have been made by military experts regarding the front's situation. It is believed that Dolch forces are focusing much of their attack efforts on the major Velaherian cities of Erfur to the west and Koinsburg to the east; it is unknown how well these cities are defended, but it is widely believed that such cities will not fall without a major battle. The status of the Velaherian army is also unknown; some experts have stated that they are likely poorly trained and under equipped owing to their recent intervention in the Baltican Civil War, whilst others have argued that the Velaherian army has high morale due to an external invasion from a power which previously ruled over them.

Following the declaration of hostilities, Chief Consul Köseg gave a speech on both radio and television, with the following being an excerpt from the speech:

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Fellow citizens, today, the independence, sovereignty, and freedom of the Stedorian People's Republic is under the greatest threat since the very revolution which established this nation; the aggressive actions of Anglia and its client state of Dolchland have exhausted our nation's available options for which we could take in order to ensure peace remains in Argis. The aggressive nation of Dolchland has made it clear that the mindset of peace is not in their interests, forcing this mindset of aggressiveness and hostility upon the rest of Argis's nations by engaging in aggressive and illegal military action. These actions will not be tolerated, not by the Stedorian People's Republic, not by the nation of Argis, not by the wurld.

As such, the Stedorian People's Republic has been left with no other choice: the official declaration of the commencement of hostilities between Dolchland and the Stedorian People's Republic, which shall continue until such a time we deem peace to have been established once again in Argis. This is not a war of aggression by Stedoria, this a peacekeeping operation in order to ensure peace for the rest of Argis. Military units of the army, naval forces, and air forces of Dolchland will be identified as hostile and will be treated as such.

Our nation has already preemptively joined the temporarily and provisionally formed Argis Defence Coalition along with other major nations in Argis; these nations, being allies in an official capacity, will recieve support for Stedoria, and Stedoria shall recieve support from fellow nations in this temporary coalition. Military units have already been mobilised, and are preparing to be transported to locations in which hostilies have manifested at the hands of Dolchland's army.

We must remember the ideological importance of this war: this is not a war against any nation, this is a war against the nation of which our very people descended; it is more akin to a civil war in this regard: it is a civil war between the Dolchic peoples, which was forced upon them by the Dolch government. This represents a trial not only for the Stedorian nation, but so too for all Dolchic peoples; when this conflict concludes and the ashes have settled, Stedoria, Dolchland, and the Dolchic peoples shall be one step closer to unification of Dolchic peoples and the great Renaissance that this unification shall achieve. A new order will be born out of this war where those who choose the path of righteous Dolchic unity will prosper, and where the imperialist powers and individuals who have stood in the way of this goal will be forgotten.

To the citizens of Dolchland who desire freedom, who desire Dolchic unity, who desire socialism, who despise imperialism, rise up against those who are oppressing you: refuse to fight in their imperialist war, resist their oppression, form militias and resistance groups to expel those who currently rule you, who despise the Dolchic peoples, who despise the right of a nation to choose their own path. This is a trial for the Dolchic peoples, a trial in which liberation and freedom await.

- Chief Consul Köseg

Though it has not been made public the military actions to be conducted by the Revolutionary Defence Forces in order to support its allies against Dolchland, it is highly speculated by geopolitical and military experts that the most immediate actions to be taken will be those in support of Velaheria, namely military ground and air support against Dolch forces in Velaheria. An official announcement by the Revolutionary Defence Forces has stated that only active service members of the Defence Forces will be sent to foreign fronts to fight; whilst those in national service, reserves, and gendarmerie roles will continue counter-insurgency operations against temporary terrorists that still remain in various regions of Stedoria.

The Ministry of Communications and Information has also released an official statement regarding the reporting of military actions against Dolchland: all privately-owned press networks and news outlets will be forbidden from reporting on the conflict; only state-approved sources will be permitted to report on any actions or stories involving operations conducted against Dolchland by the Revolutionary Defence Forces. Though self-proclaimed free speech groups are protesting the decision, the Ministry has stated that this decision has been taken in order to prevent the spread of Dolch-sponsored disinformation. Press networks and new outlets found to be violating this law will be subject to immediate closure and seizure of property without compensation.

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22.12.2022
THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS THE RENAISSANCE IS CLOSE - RISE UP PEOPLE OF DOLCHLAND

The outbreak of war in Argis between Dolchland and its fellow Dolchic nations within the Argic Defence Coalition has turned brother against brother. These are brothers who, at this point, do not realise that they truly are brothers, and thus have been tricked by conspiring powers into quarrel with one another. Dolchic peoples have suffered and will continue to suffer greatly during the course of this war, including in the original homeland of the Dolchic peoples. The internal enemies of the Dolchic peoples have conspired against the unity of our peoples; Dolchland's various royal families have caused this war: they are the enemies of unity, they are the enemies of the Dolch people. It is the duty of all Dolchic peoples to eliminate this threat by any means necessary, so that unity, peace, and socialism can be achieved. When these accursed enemies of the Dolchic peoples are finally destroyed, the Gemotam, the Renaissance, will have advanced a step further: the gradual liberation of the original homeland of all Dolchic peoples, Dolchland. The spread of Gemotamism throughout Dolchland is crucial in brining Gemotamism throughout the rest of the Dolchic-Buranic wurld.

To the oppressed peoples of Dolchland, who are stuck under the yoke of those who hate the Dolch people, the Gemotam Party calls on those within Dolchland who refuse to live as slaves or as pawns of corporate interests to rise up in this crucial moment of Dolchland's history. Dolchland's Gemotamists, rise up to the call of liberation and form resistance groups against the royalist anti-Dolch menace that currently oppresses Dolchland. There has never been and never will be time for peace with the enemies of Gemotamism, Dolchic unity, and oppressors of Dolchic peoples. To these enemies, peace means nothing, peace achieves nothing, they do not understand peace; thus, they will be met with the direct will and anger of the people. Armed resistance is the only true path to freedom; for those who do not welcome nor understand peace, peace should equally not be given to them. If our enemies were to take an eye, then we shall respond by taking two.

While a step has been taken forward in the partial struggle by the Gemotamists of Stedoria to liberate the people of Dolchland, regrettably so too have Gemotamism's enemies made advances within the self-proclaimed Free State of Gadutea, where a so-called democratic political coalition has continued in bringing the island and its inhabitants closer to ruin. The Gadutean government's insistence regarding the continuation of the Treaty of Tenby spits in the face of the freedoms of the island's people, who, through this treaty, have had their right of sovereignty stripped from them, stooping to becoming puppets of foreign interests, something they have further proved to be during the course of the Dolchland liberation war. The refusal by Gadutea's government to allow Stedorian ships within the nation's ports, and yet the allowing of foreign Tagmatine and Seylosian ships make this sell-out clear: Gadutea has refused the aid of a brotherly nation, and has rather sold out itself, and its people, to foreign powers. This will not be tolerated, and actions will be taken in response to this betrayal.

The temporary victory of hostile forces in Gadutea has shown that the Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party, along with all of its associated regions, must further respond; the party must further mobilise and prepare for any potential hostile moves. Self-defence leagues must be founded by more regional branches of the Gemotam Party in response to aggressive actions. The enemies of the Gemotam Party will naturally claim this to be an act of aggression by the Gemotam Party, but those faithful to the party, and those who can see truth, know that the formation of Self-defence leagues are not for aggression, but rather to ensure the protection and self-preservation of Dolchic peoples throughout the wurld.

The Stedorian People's Republic under the rule of the Gemotam Party-affiliated National Party of the Stedorian Revolution under the guidance of General-Secretary Tamäj Köseg has made great and significant strides in advancing and promoting the cause of Dolchic unity, along with stamping out internal enemies. The decision to contribute to the eventual liberation of Dolchland by the Stedorian government has shown General-Secretary Köseg's and the Stedorian government's great commitment to promoting the unity of all Dolchic peoples. Internally, great efforts within Stedoria have been made in eliminating members and sympathisers of the so-called and terroristic Royal Stedorian Front of Monarchist Resistance, which has wreaked havoc on the people of Stedoria. While this terrorists group is still active within Stedorian territory, their numbers day by day continue to diminish, and they will soon be reduced to but a footnote of Stedorian and Dolchic history. The Gemotam Party reaffirms its faith in the party's leadership under the great Tamäj Köseg.

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06.05.2023
FIRST OFFICIAL STATEMENTS OF STEDORIA'S POSITION ON THE DELAMARIAN CRISIS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with Chief Consul Tamäj Köseg, have finally made Stedoria's first public statements in response to the political crisis in @Delamaria. Prior to this, the Stedorian government had only advised citizens to immediately leave the territory of both Delamaria and the self-proclaimed country of New Lysia, former provinces of Delamaria which had unilaterally declared independence. With Delamaria in a state of severe political crises, Stedoria's position as a nearby nation to Delamaria is crucial for the future of both Delamaria and Argis as a whole.

The crisis first started with an official declaration of a wartime economy by the Delamarian government, spiking mass anti-war demonstrations throughout the country, particularly in the country's north. Government forces then responded to these protests by mobilising and deploying the country's national guard to rioting northern cities. Following this, northern state guard forces forcibly disarmed and captured national guard forces, accusing the central government of state sovereignty violations. The crisis escalated further culminating the northern states' unilateral declaration of independence, leading to a military coup in Delamaria's south and the eventual re-establishment of a monarchy in the country's south. Stedorian political analysts believe that the current government of Delamaria, though having a prime minister, is de facto run jointly by the monarchy directly, and the Delamarian military, with the prime minister merely serving as a figurehead of the two. Large scale political crackdowns have been reported at the hands of the Delamarian government in the south.

In their most recent update on their website and on social media, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Stedoria has once again encouraged Stedorians still currently in Delamaria or the so-called New Lysia to immediately leave the country wherever and whenever it is possible and safe to do so. Stedoria's official diplomat to Delamaria, Yohan Kurz, along with all diplomatic staff within Delamaria, have already evacuated the country, effectively leaving no official Stedorian representation in Delamaria as of the present moment. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also reached out to the Delamarian people, welcoming potential Delamarian political refugees into Stedoria. Should full scale armed hostilities break out between New Lysia and Delamaria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that a website will be created where possible refugees can declare themselves; potential refugees may also declare themselves as a refugee at a border crossing into Stedoria. Temporary accommodations for at least 9,000 refugees are being planned at military bases and designated sites throughout the country; should full scale war occur, this plan will be put into action.

In a speech today, Chief Consul Köseg finally broke the silence regarding his opinions and thoughts on the political crisis in Delamaria.

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The outbreak of this crisis is, without any doubts, a travesty and is emotional; because of the unwillingness of Delamaria's political leaders to engage in co-operation and constructive dialogue, the citizenry, the people, the workers of Delamaria are now going to be the ones who pay for it; either through economical means, or through physical means. I, on behalf of the government and the people of the Stedorian People's Republic, call for an immediate cessation of any potential hostilities and the beginning of peaceful dialogue to solve this political crisis in Delamaria. Regardless as to if calling for peace may be successful or not, I, for the entirety of this conflict, will be calling for peaceful negotiations in order to minimise the suffering of the Delamarian people.

As stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stedoria welcomes any and all Delamarian political refugees into Stedoria to seek shelter from oppression at the hands of the new regime in Delamaria. Should a full-scale conflict break out, we shall also welcome wartime refugees. These potential refugees will be welcomed by both our government and the Stedorian people throughout the duration of the crisis in Delamaria, so that Delamarian families who wish to live in peace and freedom, are able to do so. I, also on behalf of the Stedorian government, make it clear that Stedoria is willing to engage in any international effort to provide humanitarian aid should large-scale armed conflict break out. We also state our willingness to assist in any form of dialogue to resolve this crisis, especially at a time as critical as this during the war against Dolchland. It is the duty of the Stedorian people and government, being adherents of pan-Dolchism and pan-Buranism, to assist brotherly and related people wherever and whenever possible; this is the way of Gemotamism.

This crisis has also, regrettably, shown the failures of liberalism, conservatism, and the so-called notion of "liberal-democracy". It is clear that the liberal-conservative elite of Delamaria, unsatisfied in their desire for capital and power, have now turned against themselves, leaving the average people of Delamaria and New Lysia in the middle of their conflict. Liberal-democracies are not systems to be sought after; this is clearly seen in the case of Delamaria. They show the failure of their twisted perceptions of "democracy", they show that even under a façade of democracy, it is still the societal elite and corporate interests that still have control of both the state and society. This is why liberalism and conservatism are one and the same; what is needed to save nations from crises like this is a true revolutionary ideology, one that ensures that governments are not sold out to the elite classes and corporations. It is my, and the Stedorian government's hope, that however may this crisis be resolved, that true democracy can be established in Delamaria.

The establishment of the new regime in Delamaria, a joint monarchical-military dictatorship, is an affront to the ultimate goal of true democracy. Delamaria no longer resembles any form of democracy; rather, it has degenerated into the most barbaric form of authoritarianism. Thus, the government of the Stedorian People's Republic officially refuses to recognise the results of Delamaria's recent referendum on the status of the monarchy. This referendum did not include the entire claimed territory of Delamaria, and thus, cannot in any reasonable manner be deemed valid. We urge the current Delamarian regime to immediately return power to civilian authorities, and to cease their repression of opposition parties.

— Chief Consul Köseg

While there are no reports out of Delamaria indicating that any full scale warfare has broken out, there have been reports of minor skirmishes between Delamarian and New Lysian military forces. As each day passes and these skirmishes continue, analysts suspect that this will only make potential peaceful dialogue less likely, in turn putting the Delamarian people as a whole at risk. It is also highly likely that the possible outbreak of civil war will put immense diplomatic pressure on regional organisations that Delamaria has membership in, including the Eastern Argis Trade Zone, ATARA, and the Eurth Group of 7, all of which will need to determine how to respond to these crises, especially in the face of widespread political repression occurring in Delamaria.

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20.12.2023
CHAOS IN VELAHERIA AT THE HANDS OF ORIONI TROOPS; ILLEGAL FOREIGN REGIME CHANGE BEING ATTEMPTED

Breaking has been reported out of the neighbouring Democratic People's Republic of Velaheria, causing not only uncertainty throughout Velaheria and Argis, but also throughout the entire wurld. Stedorian diplomatic staff and attachés, allegedly along with other foreign diplomatic staff in the Velaherian capital of Bastaria, have reported the city's illegal seizure and capture at the hands of foreign military forces from Orioni. It had, in previous months, been scantly reported, that Orinese military personnel had been spotted in Bastaria in relation to what was believed to be the deepening of military ties between the Orinese and Velaherian governments. It appears, however, that this façade by the Orinese government was instead a front for its real goal: illegal regime change in Velaheria.

According to diplomatic staff reports, the crisis began on December 18th, when it was reported that Orinese troops had seized key assets within Bastaria, broadcasting a television message by a presumed Velaherian comprador declaring the end of what was described as an "80 year-old dictatorship", and urging Velaherians to take up arms against their own nation in the so-called "Lily Revolution". The legitimate Velaherian government, led by Ander Von Starinburg, has, since the beginning of the crisis, remained silent; it is believed that communication channels used by the Velaherian government have been sabotage and/or destroyed by foreign Orinese forces and Velaherian fifth columnists. The current status of the Velaherian government and military is considered unknown, and efforts to contact Velaherian leaders by foreign governments have apparently been unsuccesful. 

The foreign-led coup attempt in Velaheria has led to wurldwide diplomatic chaos. Many nations were quick to issue their immediate condemnation of Orioni's illegal actions. Whilst the government of Orioni made an attempt to introduce to the Assembled Nations Assembly a bill for the "Support and Facilitation of Democratic Transition in Velaheria", it appears that the wurld was not fooled. The proposal was, potentially to the surprise of many, nearly immediately vetoed by the government of Seylos, whose role as a permenant member of the security council grants them the right to veto proposals. Additionally, the representative for the Alharun nation of Per-Aten introduced a motion to the Assembled Nations to censure Orioni for its actions against Velaheria. The diplomatic fallout is already becoming clear; the wurld has recognised the role of Orioni in foreign regime change in Velaheria. This may raise questions regarding Orioni's possible involvement in historical instances of regime change that may not be currently known to the public.

The Stedorian government was equally quick in its condemnation and response to Orioni's illegal actions in Velaheria. It has been reported that all Orinese diplomatic staff in Stedoria, including the Orinese ambassador to Stedoria, Tinadem Hakim ina Belai, have been temporarily detained by the Committe of Public Safety in order to be expelled from Stedoria. All Orinese government assets in Stedoria have also been expropriated. Punitive measures have also been taken against citizens of Orioni; all Orinese citizens in Stedoria are to register themselves with local authorities or face potential detention and/or deportation, all citizens of Orioni will be refused entry into Stedoria without special approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Orinese vessels and aircraft are forbidden from traversing through any Stedorian territory. There has also been confirmed reports of Stedorian Defence Forces units amassing at the Velaherian border, and Popular Combat Group units on the Velaherian border being temporarily mobilised for national protection duties.

The Stedorian public has also expressed their outrage at the actions of Orioni. A protest was held outside the Orinese embassy in Kapojvar as the building's diplomatic staff were being escorted away by the Committee of Public Safety to be removed from the country. Many of the protestors were carrying anti-Orini signs, declaring the country to be imperialist, warmongering, and regime changers. In one instance, Kapojvar police had to directly intervene in order to prevent a group of protestors attempting to make their way into the embassy. It is evident that Orioni-Stedoria relations have been severely damaged, and will likely remain so for years. It is unclear as to what will happen in Velaheria, but the coup attempt within the country is undoubtedly one of the largest diplomatic events in recent history.

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10.03.2024
INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY AGAINST STEDORIA, THE GEMOTAM PARTY, AND SOCIALISM

With the illegal coup d'état in the dearest and most fraternal ally of the Stedorian People's Republic: the Democratic People's Republic of Velaheria, it is becoming increasingly clear that there exists a grand conspiracy on a glubal scale. This conspiracy is not only targeted against glubal socialism, not only the Gemotamist Movement, but also against the very Stedorian nation itself, of which within socialism and the Gemotam Movement are inextricably linked. This coup d'état is the most brazen act by capital against glubal socialism yet; socialism in Velaheria has been destroyed illegally, unjustly and against the people's wishes by a foreign régime which seeks to destabilise Stdeoria, Argis as a whole, and the entire wurld in order to ensure their subjugation. This is, in its most brash and clear form, imperialism to its core. It is imperialism by the wurld's mighty, against the wurld's sieged nations, of which the latter has and is still working with one another to rise their status and destroy this siege against socialism to ensure its triumph as an ideology of human diginity.

The imperialist machincations of capital have not just stopped at destroying the Velaherian people's achievements, however. The snake, not satiated after devouring its first helpless victim, is now after its next meal: Stedoria. However, not only does imperialism present itself in a manner akin to this most treacherous animal, but also akin to a festering virus, the likes of which can be seen, having infected glubal organisations in their response to the Velaherian coup d'état. This imperialist virus has infected one of the most important organs of glubal dialogue: the Assembled Nations. This organisation, under the influence of imperialist interests, has refused to condemn the treacherous and perfidious actions of Orioni; in the most recent debate called to the AN Security Council by the Kingdom of Seylos, the proposed resolution leaves out a condemnation of Orioni's illegal actions entirely.

Adding insult to injury as is so keen of imperialism, not only does the AN refuse to condemn imperialism as should be the basic obligations of all nations, but so too does it condemn the very enemies of imperialism itself. The Seylosi backed Security Council resolution instead condemns the socialist, popular, and anti-imperialist Stedorian People's Republic for an action that has not even occurred; willingly associating Stedoria's right to defend itself, its people, and Dolchic peoples as the right to invade other sovereign nation as Orioni has done clearly shows what the AN thinks of Stedoria. Whilst the AN may delude itself into the false belief that self-defence is equivalent to offensive action, the people of Stedoria are not fooled. The AN will not stop Stedoria from defending itself from foreign interventionism against itself or its allies. It has now become obvious through its actions that the AN is also unwilling to protect Velaheria's Stedorian minority community, and the Velaherians within their homeland who still remain loyal to socialism.

As has been masterfully implied by Stedoria's AN representative Telvan Jläyer, should imperialism, through any means, dare to set foot one metre in our nation's territory, our Movement will respond with decisive force to ensure imperialism's destruction. Equally, should this persecution of socialism and Stedorians within Velaheria continue at the hands of the foreign-installed régime, Stedoria and the Movement will equally treat this as an attack against Stedoria itself upon which the Armed Forces will take the most swift and decisive of actions to ensure their safety. It must be stated with maximum imperative: Stedoria's Military is on the highest level of alert against any possible interference by collaborationist Velaherians. Let it be known to all, that detailed military plans are already in place should we be forced to act in response to the current and illegitimate Velaherian régime.

With this vile act of treachery initiated against Velaheria, it is clear that the Party must respond further. Already in creation are future plans to respond to this threat, both within and outside of Stedoria. What remains critical, however, is the backing by the people. More than ever within the history of our Stedorian People's Republic must the people stand with the government and the Party. When faced with threats, rather than scattering and losing faith, the opposite must happen: the people must stay rigid, and their confidence renewed. Everyone in Stedoria has a role to play within the Movement to ensure that our achievements not only remain, but also grow with each passing day. For us as a Movement to ensure that we remain steadfast, we must all have confidence in our supreme Commander-in-Chief Tamäj Köseg; this is the Movement's command.

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VIKTOR STARINBURG, BROTHER OF FORMER VELAHERIAN LEADER, EMERGES IN STEDORIA

Political shockwaves were sent throughout Stedoria, Velaheria, and Argis earlier today as Viktor von Starinburg, brother to exiled Velaherian leader Ander von Starinburg, appeared and spoke at a government-led press conference; also in attendance were Chief Consul Tamäj Köseg and Second Consul Djjuràd-Françwa Delvau, with the two also speaking following Viktor Starinburg's appearance. The whereabouts of much of the Starinburg family has remained a major discussion by governments and journalists alike since the Orinese-backed coup d'état in Velaheria. Questions regarding the influential political dynasty had also begun to be answered last month, when former leader Ander Starinburg, and former General-Secretary Fredrick Staffenburg were unceremoniously yet unexpectedly dropped outside the Assembled Nations' headquarters in Anbrektport, Iwenland. The identity of the two leaders' captors still remains unknown, although Orinese involvement is speculated.

Speaking at today's press conference, Viktor Starinburg spoke of his involvement in the Velaherian government, along with announcing the formation of a new political party to take part in Velaheria's upcoming self-described free and fair elections.

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I, in all aspects, feel obligated to preface my statement in order to express my immense gratitude to the Stedorian Government, along with my personal gratitude to Chief Consul Köseg and Second Consul Delvau. Stedoria, and its leaders, have saved me from a dreadful fate that I undoubtedly would've met were I to have remained in Velaheria in the midst of the Orinese coup d'état and Orinese-backed chaos. Stedoria, in my time of need, has served as my asylum and refuge.

I firstly must address certain aspects regarding my role in the previous administration of Velaheria, especially with regard to certain accusations and allegations that have arisen following the coup. I firstly must state that my role in the Velaherian government, particularly after the death of Alexander von Starinburg in 2000, has always remained in a ceremonial capacity—a figurehead. My brother Ander always ensured that my power within the government remained marginal, fearing me as a threat to his power and influence. It is abundantly clear that, in the most simple of terms, our people's republic, our revolution, and our Party were betrayed by my brother, Ander Starinburg. Under Ander's leadership, the Party deviated towards a path of ideological revisionism, whilst also incorporating unscrupulous elements of corruption that eroded the people's faith in the Party. All my attempts within my position in the Party to combat the growth of corruption were sabotaged by Ander's cronies, along with Ander himself. To the people of Velaheria, Ander von Starinburg betrayed you, he betrayed us, and used his position in the Party for his opportunistic goals.

I have, for the time being, been forced to remain in hiding within Stedoria; whilst I have no support for Ander, I equally do not have any towards the unjust and illegal manner in which our country's government was deposed by Orinese imperialists. The people are and must remain the group that makes the decision of the nation; yet, both under Ander's leadership, and the Orinese military occupation, the people's true desires have been disregarded, instead supplanted by the interests of Party bureaucrats and Orinese government officials respectively, masquerading as being in the people's interests.

Whilst in Stedoria, I have learned and understood that the Velaherian interpretation of socialism was not a model that could be sustained for the people's welfare and development. I must firmly state that it is not a model that I seek to be re-implemented within Velaheria. Instead, I have seen the success brought to Stedoria, its economy, and its people through their model of socialism. Additionally, whilst our nation has, under the Party's leadership, rejected our ethnic connections to both the Stedorian and Dolch peoples, I see now that rather than using this similarity to cause division and strife as the Party did, we instead must unite around this common, shared identity.

I thus announce that I, along with others who have joined me in exile, have formed the Party for the Resurrection of the Velaherian Nation, with myself being designated the party's regional General-Secretary. I also announce that this new party has sought entry into the wider Dolchic Socialist Gemotam Party as a regional branch of the DSGP. Our new party will contest Velaheria's upcoming elections. Our party stands upon the principles and foundations of socialism and pan-Dolchism, whilst emphasising a conciliatory tone towards Dolchland and the further closening of relations between Velaheria and Stedoria.

To the people of Velaheria, our nation has yet to be resurrected from the damnation it has faced through Ander and Orioni. This new party, will ensure that our nation, our dear Velaheria, shall once again stand on its own, and that during this process, no citizen shall be forgotten.

-- Viktor von Starinburg, brother of former leader Ander von Starinburg

Following Viktor Starinburg's speech, Chief Consul Köseg made a speech, expressing the Stedorian government's opposition towards the Assembled Nations presence in Velaheria, along with calling for Ander von Starinburg to be released from AN custody.

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The crisis within Velaheria has made clear to the entire wurld the Assembled Nations' inability both to react in a time of glubal crisis and punish nations the break international law. The presence of peacekeepers within Velaheria by the AN is yet another unnecessary step by the organisation. The presence of peacekeepers is itself insulting to the dignity of the Velaherian nation; it itself implies that the Velaherian people are incapable of ruling themselves, and are incapable of ensuring order and stability within their own country, that they require the presence of foreign nations and regimes to dictate how they shall and shall not live. The Stedorian government must also question the presence of peacekeepers through the lens of security; how is the Assembled Nations, the Stedorian government, and the Velaherian administration to know the true intentions of these peacekeeping forces? It could very well be possible that peacekeeping maybe a cover for espionage against the Stedorian and Velaherian people. Should this be revealed or suspected in any possible form, then our nation shall have no choice but to respond proportionately and in turn.

We must also call into question the seriousness of the AN's commitment to upholding international law in two different aspects. It is clear that there exists a great hypocrisy within the glubal community towards the actions of some nations. Prior to the foreign coup d'état, many nations made it abundantly clear their disdain for the VPP administration in Velaheria for alleged human rights abuses and violations of international law, whereupon Velaheria found itself under heavy sanction. Yet, the Orinese goverment's overthrow of a foreign government, one of the most unscrupulous violations of diplomatic protocol and international law in recent years has been met indifference and even celebration in certain nations. The AN must punish the government of Orioni, lest it become clear to wurld that overthrowing foreign government is behaviour that will go unpunished.

The Stedorian People's Republic also must demand the release of the currently incarcerated Ander von Starinburg. The AN has not, in any aspect, made clear their plans with Starinburg. To allow him to remain in legal limbo is unacceptable, and is undoubtedly a violation of internationally recognised habeas corpus rights. We ask this: what is Starinburg accused of? And where lies the proof of any of these accusations? Should these questions remain unanswered, then the clear answer is that Starinburg must be released without charge to the nation of his choosing. Should the AN continue to keep Starinburg under detention without informing the wurld of his status or the organisation's intentions with him, then Stedoria shall continue to call for his immediate release.

Whilst the exact date of elections in Velaheria have not been set, the country's Orioni-installed leader, Chelovek Budushchego, has claimed that elections will occur before the end of the year. Whilst polling regarding the election is at this time unavailable, some election observers have claimed that Viktor's new party may fare well within the Velaherian region of Veldoria, where nearly 600,000 Velaherian of Stedorian descent live.

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