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The Department of State (DOS) is the Kingdom of Rhodellia's foreign ministry. On behalf of the monarch of Rhodellia, King August III, as an executive department of the Rhodellian central government, the DOS is entrusted with advancing Rhodellian interests wurldwide. It pursues the nation's foreign policy, maintains international relations through various diplomatic missions, advises King August III and the Prime Minister (currently Philip Seymour) on matters of external affairs, supports Rhodellian nationals around the Wurld with many helpful services, and represents Rhodellia at the Entente of Oriental States (in which the nation has maintained 'Observer' status since 2017). Through the Bureau of Crown Affairs, the DOS also supports the King and the House of Rödel in their interactions with foreign dignitaries and other royalty and nobility. The DOS also oversees political parties within the Rhodellian Parliament that conduct their own international dealings independent of the government, such as the Rhodellian Socialist Party and The Communist Party of Rhodellia.

A brief history of the Department of State

Rhodellia has engaged in international relations since its origins in 1594, as the Empire of Dolchland's Aurelian colonies in the Gulf of Auriel, in and around Waldseemüller Bay. The governments of individual colonies conducted war, trade, and diplomacy with various Native Aurelian chiefdoms, kingdoms, and empires in and around the Waldseemüller Bay region. The Waldseemüller Bay colonies unified as the Rhodellian Commonwealth in 1643, and were granted increased rights and powers. Through the newly established Department of Foreign Affairs, the Commonwealth was permitted to maintain its own international relations with non-Native Aurelian countries in an official capacity, albeit with significant oversight and veto power from Dolchland's imperial government in Argis. In 1753, the Commonwealth voted to accept full independence from Dolchland and establish its own constitutional monarchy, transforming into the Kingdom of Rhodellia the next year in 1754. Rhodellia has since pursued its own foreign policy and its own international relations, on its own terms, via the newly established Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Shortly after the November Revolution of 1922, as part of the Günther administration's radical government reforms, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was renamed and reorganised into the modern-day Department of State.

Foreign relations today 

The Prime Minister, the House of Rödel, and the DOS continue to receive and communicate with foreign leaders, foreign dignitaries, and any other interested parties willing to engage with Rhodellia. 

The DOS is headed by a Secretary of State, a Cabinet official who serves as Rhodellia's chief diplomat and representative abroad. The current Secretary of State is Kurt Ritter von Oberstein, who was nominated by Prime Minister Phil Seymour to succeed Takoda Wagner in January 2021. The department is headquartered in the Saint Dreyse Building at 1862 Rifle Street, Friedrichstadt.

The official residence and executive office of the Prime Minister of Rhodellia is 7 Rommel Street, in Friedrichstadt.

The House of Rödel operates and resides in many historic castles and forts across the country, but the monarch of Rhodellia's main residence and administrative headquarters is Gottesberg Citadel in 1 Headquarters Lane, within the Gottesberg star fortress complex, which is in turn located along Waldseemüller Avenue on the Gottesberg beachfront.

Rhodellian foreign policy

In condensed terms, the Kingdom of Rhodellia's foreign policy can basically be summarised as followed:

  1. Safeguarding Rhodellia, its citizens, and its allies.
  2. Fostering goodwill and cooperation between Rhodellia and other countries on Eurth through diplomatic, academic, and cultural exchanges; military cooperation; collaboration in joint projects; assistance with nation-building efforts; and humanitarian missions.
  3. Increasing Rhodellia's economic prosperity through negotiating mutually beneficial trade agreements with other countries, assuring continued access to international resources and markets, and promoting foreign investment in Rhodellia.
  4. Promoting and protecting freedom, liberty, democracy, and human rights across Aurelia and the rest of the Wurld.
  5. Contributing to wurldwide nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear proliferation.

Addresses

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Rhodellia and Chairman of the Rhodellian Socialist Party Philip 'Phil' Seymour - 7 Rommel Street, Friedrichstadt, Königsheim Province, KI1L FS1

King August III, House of Rödel - Gottesberg Citadel, 1 Headquarters Lane, Gottesberg Fortress, Gottesberg, Königsheim Province, GF0A GB1

Secretary of State Kurt Ritter von Oberstein, Department of State - Saint Dreyse Building, 1862 Rifle Street, Friedrichstadt, Königsheim Province, WA4R FS2

Assistant Secretary of State for Crown Affairs Roland Ritter von Emmerich, Bureau of Crown Affairs - Saint Mauser Building, 1898 Rifle Street, Friedrichstadt, Königsheim Province, WA4R FS2

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To: Their Excellency, Secretary of State Kurt Ritter von Oberstein, Department of State of the Kingdom of @Rhodellia

From: the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomaion

 

Your Excellency,

Our nations have had formal relations for several years now and it is felt that they have progressed to something of a cordial relationship. It is hoped that Khristofora Akropolita, the Greater Holy Empire's representative to Rhodellia, has served Arome as well as Arend Vogel has represented your nation in Tagmatium. Aurelia has often been something of an unknown continent to much of the wurld, although Tagmatium has had something of an insight into your continent, primarily due to maintaining close ties to your southern neighbour, the Exarchate of @Kirvina, as well as the events of the Typhon Wars, even though those are now long in the past.

It is perhaps time that our nations attempt to forge closer ties with one another and find more common ground. Although I am sure that I would not be in remiss for noting that there are vast cultural and political differences between our nations, I also do not doubt that these are insurmountable. Indeed, on closure inspection, it may be that things that are viewed as differences may merely just be two sides of the same coin, rather than something approaching a barrier between the Rhodellians and the Aromans.

To this end, I have been authorised by His Aroman Majesty, Kommodos III, by the Grace of Christ the God, Holy Emperor and Autocrat of the Aromans and Equal-to-the-Apostles, to suggest that our nations might exchange trade missions to each other. Our nations might well be on almost opposite sides of the glube but hopefully this will not stand in the way of mutually-beneficial trade between them. Perhaps, to encourage trade and even tourism between our nations, our governments could review visa restrictions and even any tariffs placed upon trade between Rhodellia and Tagmatium, although this is merely a suggestion of what we might be able to achieve between us.

I, the Holy Imperial Government and the Aroman people await your reply.

May God bless the Rhodellian people and nation.

Eugenios Goulielmos

Megas Logothetes

of the

Logothesion ton Barbaron

of the

Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomaion

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To: Their Excellency, Kurt Ritter von Oberstein, Secretary of State of the Department of State of the Regaseion tes Rodelleias, the Kingdom of @Rhodellia

From: the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomaion

 

Your Excellency,

It has been clear to the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion for some time that the continent of Aurelia is quickly becoming one of the most interesting parts of Eurth. Aurelia is rapidly becoming the home of several vibrant economies, including Rodelleia. Indeed, Arhomaneia has struck trade deals with several Aurelian nations, which are of mutual benefit to all of the nations involved. This is not a case of a Europan power attempting to intervene in the New Wurld as in the past – far from it, a equitable and fair relationship is what Arhomaneia strives for.

That your great nation has been able to strive and become a booming economy, despite the often precarious place your nation seems to have been in historically and occasionally recently. In this regard, your nation and people have earned the deep and abiding respect and admiration of the Arhomaioi. Rodelleia is clearly a power that is on the cusp of greatness, and it would be in the interest of the Megas Agios Basileia to help that to become a reality.

Therefore, I have been requested by His Aroman Majesty, Kommodos III, by the Grace of Christ the God, Holy Emperor and Autocrat of the Aromans and Equal-to-the-Apostles, to request that your government begins to consider the possibility of a trade deal between our nations. It would be undoubtedly be of benefit to both of our nations and peoples, and help the continent of Aurelia enmesh itself further in the networks of glubal trade. It would also help the links between Europa and Aurelia flourish, and undoubtedly enable the other parts of Europa to get upon their feet again, in the manner that Aurelia has risen.

As your government may well have seen, Arhomaneia is one of the leading nations within the realm of renewable energy. Since November of 2018, my nation has been increasingly running purely on renewable energy, a combination of both nuclear energy and other sources, like wind, solar and geothermal. Therefore, I would suggest that this would give our nations the basis and opportunity to work together, or encourage the companies in this field based within our nations to work together, in order to benefit our nations and our people. Indeed, it could even help the entirety of Eurth.

Similarly, in this vein, my government is aware that Rodelleia could well be a great market for Arhomaiki biofuel and seed oil, especially since your nation has a scarcity of fossil fuels through recent historical events. As well as this aspect, the fertile fields of Arhomaneia could also help feed the Rodelleiki people. My nation is also an exporter of farming machinery and agricultural chemicals. Other heavy machinery – such as locomotives – are also produced by my nation.

In return, Rodelleiki expertise in aspects of the modern economy, such as automation, would be of keen interest to companies based within Arhomaneia. I am sure that there are other aspects of your nation's economy that would find a receptive market within the Megas Agios Basileia and that companies within your nation would benefit from discussions over the reduction of tariffs and levies that our nations currently maintain.

Trade will bring our nations together and faith in God could unite them,

Takitos Khalkeos

Megas Logothetes, Grand Minister

of the

Logothesion tou Kommerkiarionikou, Ministry of Trade,

of the

Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomaion

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