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Sunday, September 21st 2003, 11:08pm

Call for Article 11 of the Covenant of the League of Nations

Geneva. Evening of June 24, 1921.

I am here to inform that Japan agrees with the
governments of the Republic of France and the Russian
Federation that what is going on in Nordmark is an
internal affair. However, due to the military actions of
other nations it sees no other alternative than to do
what was done this afternoon.
During this afternoon, on the orders of his Imperial
Majesty, the Emperor Taisho, and the Supreme
Commander of the Imperial Japanese Military Forces,
the Shogun Tokugawa Kaetuza, a delegation comprising
of the three Japanese Council Members to the League of
Nations, Adachi Mineichiro, Hayashi Gonsuke, and Ishii
Kikujiro accompanied by me, Crown Prince Hirohito, had
a meeting with the Secretary General of the League of
Nations, Sir Eric Drummond, at Geneva.
During this meeting, I handed over a document with
on it a request for an Article 11 meeting of the Council
of the League of Nations. It was pointed out that with
all the sudden increase of military activities in Europe,
the Emperor and the Shogun deemed it necessary to
make this request for an Article 11 in order to quickly
solve this sudden crisis that has descended on Europe.
Sir Drummond did not gave an immediate answer on
Japan's request, but he promised to give an answer in
the next few days.
Japan hopes it can count on the support of the Council
Members of the Republic of France and the Russian
Federation in order to solve the crisis in Europe quickly.


Signed
Crown Prince Hirohito

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Monday, September 22nd 2003, 12:02am

Atlantian responce

Earlier today the Atlantian navy reversed earlier orders given to naval units in order to ease tensions in the region. The earlier actions were as a result of several nations partially mobilizing their forces and the lack of information as to what indeed was going on.
The Atlantian govt. welcomes the Honourable Crown Prince Hirohito's call for article 11 of the covanant of the league of nations and also hopes that this crisis can be resolved peacefully.

Senscerely, Carolus Albinus, Atlantian league of nations council representative.

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Monday, September 22nd 2003, 12:05pm

reply of the French and Russian governments

The governments of the Republic of France and the Russian Federation thank the Japanese government for their agreement that events in Nordmark are the internal affair of Nordmark.

As an aside, it's interesting how Peng is letting us go at it, isn't it...

The governments of the Republic of France and the Russian Federation are not convinced that events in Nordmark constitute war or the threat of war. However, events in the South Atlantic do. Therefore the governments of the Republic of France and the Russian Federation support the Japanese governments invocation of Article 11 of the League Covenant.

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Monday, September 22nd 2003, 7:36pm

Quoted

The governments of the Republic of France and the Russian Federation are not convinced that events in Nordmark constitute war or the threat of war.

Japan quite agrees.

We like to point that we requested an article 11 not
because of the events in the Kingdom of Nordmark, but
because of the actions of various nations in reaction to
the events in the Kingdom of Nordmark.
We are talking here about Nations like the Kingdom of
Denmark. Since they see the events in the Kingdom of
Nordmark as a threat to Denmark's national security,
they mobilised their military forces. This action could
make the situation in the area worse. The same goes
for the mobilisation of German forces, and the
mobilisation of the Atlantean Navy, although the latter
did wisely decide to reverse the orders given to its
ships of war.
We also have two nations, Iberia and Italy, who
decided to hold a cruiser race to the Nordmark area
after the events in Nordmark occurred. A crazy action
like that could also deteriorate the situation in that
area.
Also recently the situation between Italy and Greece
has begun to deteriorate as well. If we do not stop
them now, it is very possible that this would escalate
into a war.
As pointed out by the governments of the Republic of
France and the Russian Federation, the events in the
South Atlantic also is of great concern due to the recent
reaction of Argentinia on the takeover of the South
Georgia, the South Shetlands, and the South Sandwich
Islands by Nordmark and Argentinia starting the winter-
excercises with (and I quote) "a full load of coal and
ammunition".
Then of course we have Brazil and the South African
Empire who both feel threatened by the recent actions
of Argentinia and decide to take action to counter a
possible threat from Argentinia.
Japan believes that all these actions would add
pressure on the Kingdom of Nordmark and make it much
more difficult, if not impossible, for them to solve their
problems.

Signed
Crown Prince Hirohito

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Monday, September 22nd 2003, 10:09pm

German response: 26 June 1921

Germany's preference to remain a neutral party, and the actions being taken to support this position, have been clearly established. The Government of the Republic of Germany thus fails to see how these prudent measures can be considered destabilizing.

Today's limited information suggests the possibilities that Nordmark civilian shipping is under attack or is being requistioned to serve Nordmark military purposes. Either way, it reinforces Germany's decision to heighten alertness at its facilities along the coast.

The Government of Nordmark can greatly simplify matters with a brief explanation of the unusual events reported within its borders. Should this explanation demonstrate that the security of Germany is not at risk, the Government of the Republic of Germany would be pleased to cancel its mobilization orders.