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[size=100]Tolorian Military Coup Rages On[/size]
Military Separtists have recently succeeded in overtaking the capitol, Honnes. After one year of constant warfare between military forces and loyalists, it was possible that surrender on the part of King Magnes II’s Loyalists will happen. However, with the recent Urthquakes damaging major cities and infrastructure, the war has come to a stalemate on both sides.
The Coup was result of King Magnes II’s recent efforts to downsize the military. In addition to imposing further restrictions on the economic system, and demotion of prominent military officials who have opposed such measures. A stark reversal of the deceased King Magnes I has left many with a sour taste, even in the Veridian Empire, whom Magnes I was close with. Both nations have enjoyed a close relationship in the past, with recently declassified documents of the Genoshan Bush War pointing to heavy intervention and help from Magnes I’s reign. A strong joint-military pact in strategic planning and research has only driven the two together.
Magnes II’s reign has in the past sought to widen the rift between both nations, starting with it’s military in the pursuit of a democratic socialistic system. Important generals who blatantly opposed such measures were stripped of their rank and forced into retirement. Those would soon be replaced by individuals more loyal to Magnes the Second.
The Separatists have constantly called onto the Veridian Empire for assistance, only to be met with half answers. The Veridian Empire has stated time and time again that they have no wishes to interfere in other nation’s affairs unless the citizenry has demanded it.
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Karl McMahon finally put down the newspaper. He looked at General Ripper, head honcho of the Veridian Marines. The next words that came out of the blonde male followed, “Interesting, and you are saying that Magnus the Second is a Pax sympathizer?”
“No no,” replied Jack Ripper in a casual manner while gesturing with his right hand, “Much worse than that. Communism, the bane of civilized society. Magnus the Red is much different than his father, and he wants a communist society on our borders. He is more than just in cahoots with the Pax, he aspires to their ideals of how citizens should be nothing more than drones. Each of them walking step in step to fulfill some crazed dream. It is also worth mentioning that we have found evidence of fluoridation of our drinking water.”
“My god, this is a lot worse than I expected. We need to do something about this,” McMahon said, giving a believable yet false sense of shock.
“I agree Mr. President, which is why we should do a full on military strike on the Loyalists!” he exclaimed.
“No,” Karl responded with a soothing tone, “Let us send special forces. Force Recon and the Shock Divers. We already are supplying the Generals with arms and armor on good faith. The Urthquakes have brought their progress at a standstill though. Plus the loyalists are more capable than we thought.”
After a few minutes of rambling, Karl stopped himself and then said, “Let’s pick this conversation up another day General Ripper. We will have to discuss a lot of things. But in the meantime, I just hope the neighbors don’t decide to intervene.”