Archive for October 1st, 2004

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Campaign Trail, Nouvelle Cournouaille

2004/10/01

1 Vendémiaire CCXIII

Chambéon, Nouvelle Cournouaille, Louisianne

Padrig Maughan stood calmly before the Chrisitian Conservative Legislators convention in Chambéon, and accepted their nomination for his continued service as Prefect.

At the same time, in nearby Mensac, Johannes Yager was nominated by a coalition of Labor, Industiral and Growth parties. Yager is a renown industrialist and philanthropist, lending his private Zeppelin to President Gordon B. Hinckley, of the LDS Church for any travel needs.

While Maughan has a distinguished record for the Prefecture, it’s also been noted by many that he seems to favor the environmentalist cause over the middle road approach that is seen in Yager ‘s directorship of Yagermeister Corporation, one of the leading construction, chemical, mining, pharmacological companies in the country and quite possibly the world.

Yager also has had numerous dealings with the current leadership of Tejas, Oregon and Alta California, as well as the NAL, due largely to his company’s growth around the world. Because of the interaction he’s had with heads of state as he’s established branches of the family company, many feel that he’d do what’s best for Louisianne, and Nouvelle Cournouaille in particular by improving the growth for labor that has recently lagged.

Maughan on the other hand has served since the age of 19 in some capacity or another of the government, as an aide at the National Assembly as well as through his own law firm in Neuvanòsc in northeastern Nouvelle Cournouaille.

Most analysts at this stage are predicting a very tight race between Maughan and Yager. It’s uncertain who the remaining 1/3 of parliamentary constituents will side with come election day, but some are predicting a landslide for Yager in recession-stricken Nouvelle Cournouaille.

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Louisianne’s £20 million Transaction

2004/10/01

L’Étoille de Lyons-sur-Mizouri, 9 Vendémiaire, CCXIII (October 1, 2004)

Japanese Sell Tanks to Louisianne

Paris-sur-Mizouri – First President Young has signed a deal with the Empire of Japan to purchase 40 Type 52 tanks from Miçubixi Industries for 10 million lò, which is equal to 48 million écus [FK £20 million].

The type 52, called that because it went into service in the year 2652 by Japanese chronology, an CC in the Republican calendar, is the most advanced tank in the Japanese army, and easily among the top tanks in the world.

This deal will greatly strengthen the Republic’s military, according to military spokesmen.

Some questioned the sensibility of Young’s decision. “Why do we need to pay almost 50 million écus on tanks? Who do we have to fear? We have no overseas empire to protect, most of our neighbors are friendly, Tejas has been neutralized, and Alta California’s got no reason to attack us, either. Now that Tejas is peaceful, it’s time to reduce our military budget, not increase it,” Benct Olaf Norbin, head of Loi Naturelle, one of the larger liberal parties of Louisianne. Mr. Norbin was defeated by a relatively narrow margin in the election for the First Presidency in CCVIII

Gaïtan Gaggini, the First President’s spokesman, said in response to Norbin’s suggestions, “Louisianne may not be at present under any particular threat, but we must not become lax in our defenses. We are, after all, a very narrow nation. If one of our neighbors chose to attack us, and we had allowed our military to grow weak, they could quickly overrun us. We have no great expanses of land to delay an invader, nor any great industrial capacity to quickly build up a military from zero. And don’t forget that the Deseret terrorists destroyed one of our early satellites before we could launch them and have caused other mayhem.”