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Sildavia News - 8

FELIPE II's REIGN (1712-....)

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PROCLAMATION of FELIPE II as EMPEROR of SILDAVIA
ESTABLISHMENT of the REGENCY

(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, June 1712 ES
With the traditional words "The Emperor is dead. Long Live the Emperor!", the President of the Supreme Court, His Lordship Jorge Castelo Kronstadt, opened the reign of our new Sovereign, Felipe II, 46th Emperor of Sildavia. Until then Prince of Kronstadt, He is Felipe I's second child, 6 years old. As only grown-up Emperors are crowned, the traditional Coronation was postponed and substituted by a simple Proclamation.

Immediately after, both Chambers of Parliament celebrated a joint session, and according to the Constitution, appointed as Regent Her Imperial Majesty Empress Mother Teresa, widow of the late Emperor. Regency was established with 63,9% of the votes.

The Empress Regent confirmed Queen Caitlin of Britania, the new Emperor's grandmother, as Member of the Crown's Advisory Council.

Long Live the Emperor.

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STATE FUNERAL for FELIPE I
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, June 1712 ES

The late Emperor's remains were brought in funeral procession from Kronschloss to the Grand-Temple-of-Set. A 99 gun salute was shot from the Kronplatz. An Infantry Regiment and a Cavalry Regiment of the Imperial Guard escorted the procession in full deployment.

The funeral was presided by the Emperor-child  Felipe II and His mother the Empress Regent and was celebrated by High Priest of Set Julio I.

After the ceremony, and following the Imperial House tradition, only the High Priest of Set accompanied the Emperor's mummy to its final place of rest in the Imperial Vault under the Temple.

Grand-Temple-of-Set

Farewell ceremony to the late Emperor's remains. Emperor-child Felipe II, Empress Regent Teresa -the late Emperor's widow- and Queen Caitlin of Britania -the late Emperor's mother

Chancellor Ricardo nyt Sion

Imperial Crypt. High Priest of Set Julio I pays his last respect to the late Emperor.

1,526 years of History: all Sovereigns of Sildavia and their consorts have been mummified and buried in this crypt since the Nation's Founder Enrique I, who died in year 180 of the Sildavian Era.

The Imperial Crypt is usually open to the public, but it is traditionally closed during an Imperial Funeral for everybody, including the Imperial Family. Only the High Priest of Set may follow the Emperor's or Empress' remains to their last place of rest.

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1713.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1713 ES
March: increase of 360 units of infrastructure.

May: crisis in the area of international cooperation, with the discovery of the 'double account operations' made by the nation Michigan II with the financial aid program which has been supported by Sildavia for almost a century. The Government decided to take in hand all similar operations in the future and decided also the withdrawal of Sildavia's ambassador to Michigan II. "We are not breaking diplomatic relations at this time, just downgrading our representation while we study the different possibilities we have", declared Lady Ana de Set-y-Set, Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

September: Willem Steen, last member of New Empire's 5th generation, died at 98 in the family manor Steenhuis (Orangedam).

October to December: continuation of the rebuilding of Sildavia in virtual Sims 2 World.

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1714.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1714
January: GENERAL ELECTION of the 35th Legislature. Conservatives win the election with relative majority (32,4%), followed by socialits (29,1%), liberals (21,9%) and nationalists (16,6%). The result came as a surprise, in view of the high popularity of incumbent liberal Chancellor Ricardo tys Sion. The ruling majority is reconducted but with the conservatives at the leading role. Their leader, Miguel de Keiken-y-Sinuhe, another Setian, is appointed as new Chancellor.

The new Government decided an increase of 90 units of infrastructure, to prepare the "infra jump" over 16.000 units which would arrive in 1715. It introduced a bill, adopted by Parliament at first lecture, downgrading all taxes. General Income Tax came down from 25% to 20%, but the foreseen increase in happiness and productivity, which should have been automatic according to CyberNations rules, became a loss at these index. The Government announced that it will follow a close study of the situation during the present fiscal year, and try to correct side effects if these continue to damage the economy.

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1715.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1715
January - March: This period is a long, long time in RL, dedicated to the extreme complex migration of Sildavia from the Sims 2 platform to the Sims 3 platform. Even without having completed it fully, the Nation restarts its normal life under much higher and better conditions.


Immediatley after the restart, without time to prepare or advance things, Alliances Mushqaeda, Doombird Doomcave and accomplices declare a "Jihad" against neutral nations, concretely to TDO. Sildavia is massively and surprisingly attacked by three giants, stronger than our Empire: Bones, Battlecruiser and Janus. They robbed money, techs and land, destroy infrastructure and part of the Armed Forces. They propose not to use nuclear weapons, which would mean to accept that our riches and advances, hardly worked for a long time, would be at their mercy. Therefore, His Imperial Majesty's Government orders nuclear attacks on all foes immediately after CN rules allow the use of WMD. The Government receives full support from all political, social and economic forces.


Of course, Sildavia is also attacked with nuclear missiles, dropping the nation's strenght from 189.699 to 62.225, a lost of 67'20%, two-thirds of the national wealth. In a few months, figures drop to the 1669 level, 46 years earlier. However, the figures of the attacking nations also drop lower than they were before the attack, making it useless for their target of growing on robbering peaceful, non-agressive nations. Sildavia's warchest was very large, allowing to conduct a full scale war until the end. For obtaining this result, Sildavia ignored treachorous peace offers sent by the enemies, who couldn't be trusted at the light of what happened to other TDO nations, who accepted them or even paid for peace, just to be attacked again immediatley after, even nuked.



April- May: After a strong program of recovery and readiness, Sildavia sends a commando of the Imperial Secret Service against the nation of Zeeland (Doombird Doomcave Alliance), obtaining all the information concerning their national security, and sends it to Zeeland's enemies from the NATO and Terran Empire Alliances.
Immediately after, the Empire declares war against Yavin, a nation caracterized by its continuos changing between Mushqaeda and Doombird Doomcave alliances. It was the only one with an open warslot in both criminal alliances, and within Sildavia's range of attack. The Imperial Parliament declares by unanimity the State of War and of Emergency, thus giving the Government all powers and faculties foreseen in the Constitution.
The enemy asks for peace. The Government doesn't even answer the request and starts contacting other TDO nations to encourage them to take part in this "second round".
June; the total war of Sildavia against Yavin includes the launching of the first nuclear missile of a long series which will take place along the war.
July: summer holidays being cancelled, all citizens non-essential for the war effort are evacuated to the countryside and anti-atomic bunkers, waiting for the nuclear answer of Yavin, which comes with its foreseen davastating effect.

 

 

After this first blast of the second round, Empress Regent Teresa's message broadcasted to the Nation was firm and adamant: "... Sildavia will not surrender. They will do us harm, but we shall do them even more harm. Mushqaeda is now formed by just some twenty small nations, and our present foe has become the largest of them. We shall uproot this evil. We trust in the gods and godesses and in the justice of our cause. Long live the Emperor, Sildavia live forever!"

Demenos, a TDO nation, enters into war against Yavin, answering the request of the Sildavian Government after a warslot had been freed by the extintion of Bowenland's (Terran Empire) war against Yavin.

August to December: although Sildavia launches nuclear missiles at every time that CN war rules allow it, Yavin doesn't launch theirs during the last three months of the year. The enemy asks again for peace, declaring that "the jihad is over", but the Government answers in international fora that if terrorists called for a jihad, they can't decide when to open it and when to close it at their best convenience.

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1716.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1716
January: The war goes on. A moderate optimism reigns among TDO members, in view that both terrorist alliances are loosing members and are being attacked from all sides. Their jihad has been a terrible mistake. They have done a lot of harm to TDO, for sure, but they have put themselves into a hole and now they can't find the way out. Hints of global surrender and individual clear surrender drop from the terror alliances. The only profit has been taken by the strongest nations of Mushqaeda and Doombird-Doomcave, who have lead their smaller allies into a trap where they are being destroyed.

February: The Government calls for a secret session of the Imperial Parliament, to inform about the war and take decisions concerning the next future. No information is given to the outside, the matters being under the Imperial Official Secrets Act, but it is known that the Government has received full support of all parties (conservatives and liberals within the Cabinet, nationalists in the opposition) but for the socialists.

March: Yavin counterattacks again with nuclear missiles, ending several months of quietness in this field. For the first time, the enemy launches also ground attacks, which end in defeat for the Sildavian Army.

April: a mistake by the High Staff of the Army ends in two defeats of Sildavian forces against Yavin, which provokes anger and protests all over Sildavia.
The Government, through insistent negotiations, get Eastfriesians (TDO) into the war against Yavin, once the warslot of Piepballenland had been opened. Therefore, the enemy will have no quarter.

May: The figures of war damages are clear: Yavin has lost more than Sildavia in this long and cruel war.

June: Sildavia's Imperial Army obtains two decisive victories in battles held in Yavin's territory, which bousts the moral of troops and civilians alike. Sildavian commandos try to obtain information of Infinite Citadel (Doombird Doomcave), buy they fail and are uncovered.

AUGUST: END of THE WAR AGAINST YAVIN (MUSHQAEDA and DOOMBIRD DOOMCAVE)

The war against Yavin, largest Mushqaeda nation and also closely linked to Doombird Doomcave, came to an end on August 1st, following CN rules. Although the destruction brought to Sildavia was considerable, the harm done to our enemies was larger and deeper: 2.100 miles of territory, 1.191 technology levels and 4.559 infrastructure levels. Their nation's strength dropped over 20.000 points.

 

 

Yavin's Mushqaeda flag, captured to the enemy in glorious fight, exposed in Sildavia's Monument to the Heros under Arco-del-Triunfo in Kronstadt.

There was popular rejoicing  all over the Empire, although Chancellor Keikentry declared in his speech to the Nation: "We may rejoice now for a while, but the war is not yet over. Our mission will not be finished until the forces of evil, fundamentalism and terrorism would have been uprooted from our world. The State of War and Emergency continues".
AUGUST: SUDDEN DEATH OF CHANCELLOR KEIKEN

His Imperial Excellency Lord Miguel de Keiken y Sinuhe, 74th Chancellor of His Gracious Imperial Majesty, has passed away after a stroke which hit him while working at his desk in the Chancellor's office at casa-Blanca, Kronstadt. He was 71.
 

The news have put the Nation in mourn. Although he lead the Government only for two and a half years, this has probably been the hardest and most difficult time of the History of Sildavia. The effort put into his task has surely burnt his health. He is another fallen soldier of the glorious Sildavian Imperial Armed Forces, an example to be followed by all citizens, civilians or service men and women.
 

Her Imperial Majesty Empress Regent Teresa has ordered the Imperial Guard to rend official honours to the late Chancellor during the wake and funeral, something which had not be done never before for non-Imperial Family members.

Vicechancellor Ferdinand mac Lithlingow assures the Government's current affairs until the constitutional appointment of a new Chancellor.

AUGUST: ALEJANDRO de QUIRM SMUKBY, NEW CHANCELLOR.
HE LEADS A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNION FORMED BY ALL POLITICAL PARTIES.
NATIONALIST PARTY DISBANDS.

The Conservatives having a relative majority in both Chambers, it was expected that the new Chancellor should come from this party. The Party conference elected Mr. Alejandro de Quirm Smukby, the Count of Vermont-Boston's brother, as leader. He was immediately received by Empress Regent Teresa, who charged him with the task of forming a new Government.
 

Mr. de Quirm tried to enlarge the existing conservative-liberal coalition with the two other parties, Socialist and Nationalist, but both refused.
In a bold move, the Empress Regent asked the representatives of all parties to attend separate and join meetings with her in Kronschloss, insisting on the point that the dificult moment through which the Nation is going made necessary a Government of National Union. Her efforts brought socialists into the coalition. Nationalists still refused.

Surprise came when it was announced that, due to the internal struggle that the question provoked among nationalists, this party imploded and disbanded. Its leading figures joined the conservative party, while the rest of its deputees and senators declared themselves "neutrals" but finally signed a declaration supporting a National Union Government.

Empress Regent Teresa has appointed the new Government, formed by members of the three surviving parties (conservative, socialist and liberal). Mrs. Charlotte de Meux et Hertogenbosch, socialist, has been appointed Vicechancellor. Socialists have taken the Foreign Affairs, Social Affairs and External Trade departments. Liberals retain the Infrastructures and Home Affairs departments, while conservatives will be in charge of Treasury, Defense and Science and Culture.


The new Government confirmed the continuation of the State of War and Emergency and called the Nation for an immediate effort of reconstruction, while staying alert and ready for any further attacks that could fall upon Sildavia, or that could be necessary to launch for the common cause of freedom and Humanity.
 

SEPTEMBER: HIGH PRIEST of SET JULIO I DIES at 71. HIS SON, also SET'S SON, PROCLAIMED HIGH PRIEST as RODOLFO I

 

 

One month after the death of Chancellor Miguel de Keikentry y Sinuhe, his brother Julio I, High Priest of Set, passed away in his residence of Setschloss (Setia).

The unexpected death has provoked a shock. The Imperial Family, the Government, the President of the Supreme Court and numerous governors and members of Parliament went to Setia to attend the funeral. The High Priest was buried with his predecesors in the Crypt under the Temple.
 

 

 

 

 

Years ago, Julio I was visited by the Great God Set and conceived two children, a boy and a girl. Set proclaimed His will of having the High Priesthood inherited in the line of these children. According to the God's will, his son and Julio I's son, Rodolfo de Set-Keikentry, has been proclaimed High Priest of Set as Rodolfo I. His sister and wife Cristina, mother of the boy Alberto de Set-Keikentry, had been already consecrated as Priestess of Set.

 

DECEMBER: EMPRESS REGENT PROMULGATES IMPERIAL ORDER ON TITLES, TREATMENTS AND STYLES

 

 

Her Imperial Majesty has signed, a day before the end of the year, the Imperial Order concerning Titles, treatment and styling as well as protocol to be used in official and public life and events.

The major change consists in the fact that only the Heir Apparent to the Imperial Crown will have the title of Prince of Kronstadt. The same system will be applied concerning the heirs of all Sildavian titles.

 
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1717.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1717
THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMED FORCES, replenishing back arsenals and ranks.

The State of Emergency and State of War continue to be in force, extraordinary powers continue to be held by His Gracious Imperial Majesty's Government and the level of readiness and alert of all Armed Forces services and branches are at its highest point.

1717 has brought positive news to The Democratic Order war effort.  Several enemies have been put further down and Mushqaeda, the criminal alliance which proclamed a "Jihad" and attacked without warning our peaceful alliance HAS BEEN DISBANDED. Its members have cowardly seek refuge in different alliances. Chancellor de Quirm has refered to them as "the Planet's scum, these self-appointed 'holy warriors', who have been incapable of destroying TDO, but finally have provoked the destruction of their own band of criminals'.

The second main branch of war criminals, Doombird Doomcave, still exists, although limited in number. Its members are larger nations, the only ones who seem to have obtained some benefit in the criminal agression. They lead their fellow allies into destruction and annihilation and now they abandon them.

Sildavia's Government has approved a donation to TDO nation Milk and Honey as war aid, to help resisting the attack of the Realm of PKBs. Similarly, Sildavia has condoned a 100 tech debt to TDOP nation land of the Free, now at war with the same enemy.

Programs of tech deals are in place with two TDO nations, Sovania and Catan.
26 NOVEMBER 1717: ARCHDUCHESS CARLOTA, AGED 12, DIES DURING MILITARY TRAINING

Her Imperial Highness during her teen-age coming party in Kronschloss, last March.

 

Archduchess Carlota, the Emperor's eldest sister and first-born child of late Emperor Felipe I and of Empress Regent Teresa, has died in an accident while following her military training in bootcamp.

Her Imperial Highness, who was second in line to the Throne after his youngest brother Archduke Francisco, reached teen age during this year and started soon the military training which is compulsory for all Sildavians since the beginning of the war.

The Archduchess felt victim to an accident provoked by a defective hand granate.

Her funeral, who took place in Plus-Ultra Cemetery in Kronstadt, gathered tens of thousands mourners who expressed their grief and their solidarity towards the Imperial Family, deeply hurt by the tragedy.

Her Imperial Majesty Empress Regent Teresa directed a message to the Nation , thanking in the Name of the young Emperor, her own name and  the Imperial Family's, for the love and respect received from people from all clases and institutions from all over the Empire. "Although we are overwhelmed by grief", she stated, "we feel proud of our dear child, who has offered her life preparing herself to defend our Nation against its enemies. She died like so many others have die, at the call of duty, and their sacrifice will not be vain if we continue to fight for what was so cherished to them. I vow before you all and promise that I and our Family will continue to offer everything we have, until the last drop of our blood, to you and to Sildavia".
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1718.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1718

THE EMPEROR REACHES TEENAGE

His Gracious Imperial Majesty Felipe II has reached teen age. The event was marked by an official reception in Kronschloss, with the Imperial Family still under official mourning after the recent death of Archduchess Carlota, the Emperor's eldest sister. The Emperor was crowned, although due to his minor age the Regency will still be held by His mother Empress Teresa.

After the reception, our Sovereign joined a bootcamp to start his military training period, a duty to which all Sildavian teenagers are called during the present state of war. The location of the Emperor's training grounds is secret.
 

 

 

His Imperial Majesty, accompanied by Her Imperial Majesty the Empress-Mother and Regent.


NEW IMPERIAL SUPREME COURT

According to the Constitution, the Imperial Supreme Court has been renewed after the 12 year period of the last one have been finished.

The Chambers of Parliament, in common session, have proposed four new magistrates to the Crown, together with two further proposals by the professional associations of judges and magistrates.
 

The Empress Regent has appointed the proposed candidates, and these have presented to her their proposal for President of the Supreme Court, which has been accepted by Empress Teresa.

The 16th Supreme Court of the New Empire era is formed by His Excellency Roy de Keiken-y-Latinia, neutral, as President, and formed by two neutral, two conservative, one socialist and one liberal magistrates.  One of the neutral magistrates is His Excellency Jorge Castelo-Kronstadt, the President of the last two Supreme Courts.

 

 

 

 

The new President of the Supreme Court, His Excellency Roy de Keiken-y-Latinia

September: END of THE STATE of WAR

His Imperial Majesty's Government has proposed, and Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Regent has approved, the end of the State of War.

This has been decided in view of the present low level of warfaring in CyberNations, as well as in preparation of the general election which should take place next January, so that the electoral campaign takes place without any restrictions on civil liberties and rights.

However, the State of Emergency continues to be in force for the time being, concerning the level of alert of the Imperial Armed Forces.

Consequently, all teenagers, including the Emperor, have quit the military instruction camps and joined back their schools.
 

October: END of THE STATE of EMERGENCY

His Imperial Majesty's Government has proposed, and Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Regent has approved, the end of the State of Emergency.

This has been decided to allow a better recovery of the national economy, which lasted under the existing strong alert conditions. As a result there has been a boost in production figures.
 


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1719.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1719

 

January: NEW DAME of the ORDER of LAS TORRES de ORO

His Imperial Majesty the Empress Regent has awarded, immediately before the General Election, the Order of Las Torres de Oro (grade of Dame, life-long Senator member) upon the Imperial Secretary of Defense, Mrs. Victoria Steen Berlin, recognizing her role as responsible for the Imperial Armed Forces during the entire War against Terror and Fundamentalism.
 

January: GENERAL ELECTION. LIBERAL-SOCIALIST VICTORY, CONSERVATIVES OUSTED OUT FROM GOVERNMENT

General Election. Liberals obtain 36,3%, socialists 35,6% and conservatives just 28% of the votes. In seats, the Parliament offers a relative majority of liberals in the Congress, and of socialists in the Senate.

The liberal leader, His Grace Ferdinand mac Lithlingow, Heir dowager of the County of Vermont-Boston, tries to form a coalition with the conservative party. They refuse, and he turns to the socialists, who accept.

Therefore, a new liberal-socialist coalition Government is appointed by the Empress Regent, with liberal Ferdinand mac Lithlingow as Chancellor. Socialists receive the Vicechancellery, Foreign Affairs (His Excellency Sir Michael Hamilton, former Chancellor between 1694 and 1709), Social Affairs, Home Affairs and Foreign Trade. Liberals rule over Treasury, Defense, Science and Culture and Infrastructures.

 

 

The new Chancellor, His Grace Ferdinand mac Lithlingow, aged 44. He's the heir dowager of the County of Vermont-Boston

 

 

 

 

 

September: new tech deal agreement

Sildavia has accepted a tech deal agreement proposed by the nation Land of the Free, ruled by BraveLeader, member of The Democratic Order alliance.
The deal will take force when the foreign aid slot between the two countries would be free in December next year.

October: CyberNations monthly donation boost the economic and social index

The monthly CyberNations donation has produced the usual effect of boosting the economic and social index of Sildavia.
In addition to it, the Government has enlarged the Imperial Armed Forces and has applied for a better equipment and training of the Chiefs of Staff of the different Arms and Services.

December: reorganization of the Imperial Armed Forces

The Government realizes a complete reorganization of the Armed Forces. Expurging information which could be harmful to national security, the Government has restarted the worldwide publication of the Armed Forces data.

Financial agreement with the nation of varangard, which brings 100 tech units to Sildavia.

Enlargement of the number of tanks in the Imperial Armoured Cavalry.

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1720.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1720

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January: boost of Sildavia's economy

Teutoburg Stock Exchange has experienced a significative growth, due to the good figures obtained during the past year.

The new 10-years census confirm the past evolution of population loss in Iberia and Kronstadt, and the population growth in Germania, which has now over 38% of Sildavia's total population.

The Emperor, 14 years old, has started the customary four years period of military training, which has been followed by all Sovereigns or their Heirs since the beginning of the New Empire. This has been found necessary, as the Constitution endowes the Emperor with the post of Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Although the actual commandment is in the hands of the Government and the Military Staffs, the Imperial Family has been always keen in maintaining its links with the Armed Forces.
The first semester of 1720 He will follow Army formation, with separate Infantry and Armoured Cavalry trainings, and the second semester He will follow training at the Imperial Navy. At the same time, He will continue the normal studies to obtain His secondary degree when he will reach 18.

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The Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture produces a video on the National Anthem, the Sildavian March, which is broadcasted all over the world.
The video can be seen on this URL

The nation of Lloydland, member of The Democratic Order, announces its dissolution, offering assets from its national treasure. Sildavia receives 100 tech units and 6.000.000Ç, which are used for an enlargement of 100 units of infrastructure.

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1721.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1721

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Archduke Francisco, the Emperor's youngest brother and Heir presumptive to the Throne, turns 14 years during the present year. He has started his special military training adequate to his high position.

His Imperial Majesty, after having followed during the past year Army training in Infantry and Armoured Cavalry tactics, will follow during the present year a semester of Naval training and a semester in Air Force training.

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The Imperial Secretary of Treasure has started to make public the information about the amount of all private estates (fortunes) of Sildavia. This information may be found in the financial page of Sildavia's official website. Presently, the richest Sildavians are His Serene Highness Prince Ricardo II of Setia, followed by His Excellency Alfonso Castelo-Reyes, Governor of Iberia and former Regent of Sildavia during Julio III's reign.

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The Government approves an increase of 100 units of infrastucture as main investment for this year.

Full reorganization and rationalization of all careers, colleges and professions.

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ESTABLISHMENT · of · the · KINGDOM · of · RURITANIA

Colons coming from the Federated Kingdom of Germania have established the Kingdom of Ruritania, in the Cyber Nations Tournement Edition world. The new Kingdom is a fully independent State, whose finances, foreign relations and military are completely separate from the Mother Country.
 

The flag and the arms of the new Kingdom are witness of their Sildavian origins

However, His Gracious Imperial Majesty Felipe II has been proclaimed as "Philip I, König (King) von Ruritania" by the local government in Strelsau, the Kingdom's capital. He will be represented by a Viceroy, who will exerce the Royal Powers and Prerogatives with no interference from the Sildavian government, although both executives have made vowes of fraternal and close relations between the two nations.

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1722.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1722

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Increase of 200 units of land and 200 units of infrastructure, main investments decided by the Government for the present year.

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DEATH of HIS EXCELLENCY SIR MICHAEL HAMILTON, OTO

His Excellency Sir Michael Hamilton, Knight of the Order of Las Torres de Oro, Senator for life, former leader of the Socialist Party, former Chancellor and incumbent Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs, has died in Junonia-Hall (Kronstadt). He was 74 years old. He was Chancellor from 1694 to 1709, first of Julio III, under regency of Prince Francisco of Kronstadt and then of HE Alfonso Castelo-Reyes, and then Chancellor of Felipe I. He presided over three Governments, socialist-liberal the first, socialist the second, and again socialist-liberal the third.

He was knighted in November 1708 by a reluctant Emperor Felipe I, who at the time didn't have the exclusive prerogative for titles and orders and had to accept the Parliament's petition. It was public knowledge that the Emperor and the Chancellor were in bad rfelations, since the last had managed to put the Sovereign (then Prince of Kronstadt) out of the Regency when his father Prince Francisco died in 1703. Chancellor Hamilton put his power as leader of the Socialist Party to elect a commoner, liberal Alfonso Castelo-Reyes, as Regent of the incapacitated Emperor Julio III, Prince Felipe's uncle. Therefore, when in 1708 Felipe I found himself before the petition of both Chambers of Parliament, asking a knighthood for Chancellor Hamilton, he did so but, for the first time in History, stating clearly in the Imperial Decree that he did so "to ensure the neutrality of the Crown", thus making clear his displeasure.

APPOINTMENT of JORGE TEBAS as NEW IMPERIAL SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Jorge Tebas, socialist, 45 years old, has been appointed Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs by Empress Regent Teresa, at the proposal of Chancellor mac Lithlingow. Mr. Tebas, who takes the place of the late Sir Michael Hamilton, had been already in charger of the same department between 1716 and 1719, during the National Union government of Chancellor de Quirm-Smukby.

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The Government announces an increase of 200 units of technology, within the frame of tech deals with TDO nations Land of the Free and Catan.

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1723.- NEWS
(SildaviaNews)
Kronstadt, Jan-Dec 1723

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The first borns of the 8th generation reach 18 years and join colleges. Most of them have gone to the Imperial University of Las Torres, but its strict access rules -applied to all and everyone, even the highest personalities in Sildavia- don't allow students with marks lower than 5 over 10 in their primary and secondary school average.

This has been the case for His Holyness Albert de Set-Keikentry, son of High Priest of Set Rodolfo I and grandson of God Set. He has been sent by his parents to Tebas University, privately owned and very expensive, to study Theology. It is not that the academic degrees are easier to obtain in Tebas than in Las Torres. Both universities follow the same programs and have to apply the same levels for its degrees. It is only that Tebas University accepts all students... in exchange of very high tuition fees.

It is rumoured that this may be also the case for the Emperor, 17 years old, who will pass his final high school exams next June and whose average marks are very poor. If he doesn't reach the level, even the Sovereign is not allowed to study in Las Torres University.

 

DEATH of HIS IMPERIAL HIGHNESS QUEEN CAITLIN of BRITANIA. UNION of IMPERIAL CROWN and the KINGDOM of BRITANIA

 

13 May.-

His Imperial Highness Caitlin II, Queen of Britania and Princess Dowager of Kronstadt, died today in Kronschloss after a short illness. She was 78 years old and she was the mother of Emperor Felipe I and grandmother of our present Sovereign Felipe II.

Queen Caitlin married in 1670 His Imperial Highness Archduke Francisco, second in the line to the Throne, when she was Prince Heiress of Britania. Daughter of King Pol II of Britania and of his Royal Consort Philip of Dartmoor, she was their only child and was born in 1645.
 

She succeded her father in the Throne of Britania in 1676. In 1685 her father-in-law Emperor Francisco II died, and her husband Archduke Francisco became Prince of Kronstadt, Heir of his elder brother Emperor Julio III and Regent in his name due to his mental illness.
 

They were parents of Felipe, later Emperor Felipe I (born 1675)  and of Archduchess Carlota (born 1676).

Prince Francisco, Heir of the Imperial Crown, Regent of Sildavia and King consort of Britania, died at 57, leaving Queen Caitlin as widow and Princess Dowager of Kronstadt. Her son Felipe became Emperor in 1706, at his uncle Julio III's death, but reigned only until 1712, when he died at 37, his son been proclaimed Emperor Felipe II under Regency of Empress Mother Teresa.

In 1717 she experienced the tragic death of her grandaughter Archduchess Carlota in an accident at military training during the Great War against Fundamentalism, when Queen Caitlin dedicated all her efforts to the Sildavian Purple Cross and its activities towards wounded and refugees.

It is said that Queen Caitlin, who had two fathers, has always lived under the lead of stronger in-law women, first her mother-in-law Empress Josefina, who died in 1709 and was said to have patronized three Emperors, and later her daughter-in-law Empress Teresa.

She was known for her discretion and modesty, intelligence and interest for arts and culture. She was member of the Imperial Crown's Advisory Council.

On her death, the Crown of Britania pass to its lawful heir, our Sovereign Emperor Felipe II, 17 years old and still under regency of his mother Empress Teresa. Emperor Felipe has been proclaimed King of Britania in a ceremony at Buckingham-Palace in Faeriedalr, being styled "Felipe I of Britania". Therefore, the Kingdom of Britania becomes united with the Imperial Crown, as there was already the case of Iberia, Colonias and Jorgenland.

The funeral of Queen Caitlin has taken place in the Gran-Templo-de-Set, where she has been buried close to her husband Prince Francisco, in the Imperial Crypt reserved for memebers of the Imperial Family who haven't been Sovereigns or consort of Sovereigns.

The Empress Regent has proclaimed a one month period of official mourning in the Imperial Court.

Rest in peace a great Lady who dedicated her life to the service of Sildavia and had suffered so hard losses in her life.

 

 

June.-

The Government announces an increase of 100 units of technology through the permanent tech deal with the nation of Yukon, a TDO ally.

September.-

The Government announces an increase of 100 units of technology through the permanent tech deal with the nation of Sovania, a TDO ally.

December.-

The Government announces an increase of 100 units of technology and 9.000.000Ç through a financial agreement with the nation of United Nick.

It has been confirmed by the Marshall of the Imperial Household that His Gracious Imperial Majesty hasn't reach the necessary level of qualifications to be accepted next year at Las Torres University. However, he has finished his military training in all arms and services of the Imperial Armed Forces with good results. Although feared and almost foreseen, the confirmation has arose many doubts about the Sovereign's capacity to exerce his high functions when he'll reach his majority of age at 22. In the meantime, it has been also announced that His Majesty will attend Tebas private university in Setia and will follow studies of Theology.

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January.- GENERAL ELECTION. VICTORY of INCUMBENT CHANCELLOR mac LITHLINGOW. LIBERAL-SOCIALIST COALITION CONFIRMED.

The 1724 General Election has opened the 37th Legislature of the New Empire. Incumbent Chancellor Ferdinand mac Lithlingow ha increased his liberal relative majority to 40,2%, followed by his coalition partners the socialists with 38,1%. Conservative opposition goes down to 21,3%.
The Chancellor has proposed the renewal of the liberal-socialist coalition, which has been confirmed by the Congress of Deputies and approved by the Empress Regent.

 

January.- YOUNG EMPEROR STARTS HIS UNIVERSITY YEARS AT TEBAS (SETIA)

 

 

Our Sovereign Felipe II, 18 years old,  has reached his young adulthood and has started his university studies on Theology at Tebas University, not having reached the necessary level to apply for Las Torres Imperial University.
 

The disappointment on his school results has been now compensated with his physical and moral transformation. He left behind his previous delicate state of health and overweight, appearing as an attractive and healthy young man, full of charm and with good levels of diplomacy. Everybody gives the merit to the Empress Regent, who has been struggling with the Emperor's difficult childhood and teenage years and has apparently obtained some result.

 

May.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO).

Increase of 100 units of technology and 9.000.000Ç through international financial operation with United Nick.

A reform of Government departments by the Chancellor put these international deals under the Imperial Secretary of Foreign Trade, instead of the department of Science and Culture.

June.-

Increase of 102,79 units of infrastructure, 0,5 unit of technology and 100 units of land.

After reaching an historic record of 86 due to the World War, the world's pollution index starts slowly to decrease.

July.-

Increase of 100 techs and 6.000.000Ç due to a donation by Lloydland, from TDO.

November.-

Increase of 200 units of land.

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January.- CROWN HEIR ARCHDUKE FRANCISCO ENTERS COLLEGE

Having turned 18, His Imperial Highness Archduke Francisco, Heir of the Crown, has entered college. He has started his first year in the Sports Academy of Las Torres, to follow afterwards the civil defense career.
Like in the case of his brother the Emperor, becoming a young adult has been very positive to the Archduke. His health and his physical tonus have significatively improved.

 

July.- AGREEMENT BETWEEN SILDAVIA and PERSEUS ISLAND on TOURISM

Sildavia is also a member of the European Union Alliance in Nationstates World. The Republic of Perseus Island, member of the same Alliance, contacted our government in May, proposing an agreement  on cooperation to help this nation in the development of the Tourism industry. This was the text received by the Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs:

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Greetings from Perseus Island. Noticing that your nation is a real powerhouse in many areas but especially in tourism industry our government would like to make a proposal :We propose an agreement in order to sign a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on modernizing the country’s Tourism Management and to implement the latest Tourism Management and Promotion technologies. As a sign of gratitude if you accept we would like to create The " Sildavialand " chair at our Tourism University of Perseus Island and you will elect the first holder of the chair professor.Awaiting your response
Perseus Island Ministry of tourism"

After obtaining the approval of the Council of Ministers and following instructions of Chancellor mac Lithlingow, Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jorge Tebas, answered accepting the agreement. Sildavia's government proposed that the Sildavialand chair should be occupied by a Perseus Island national, so that local needs and condition be better observed, but offering cooperation in the establishment of the chair and the selection of the professor in charge of it. He declared also that Sildavia will organize a program of visiting professors and technicians to help promote the Tourism curricula in Perseus Island university, as well as in the development of the tourism industry in general. According to Government's decision, he stated that the Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture would be in charge of the entire program.

To this, the government of Perseus Island gave the following answer:

"We are glad about this agreement. We would like to invite the Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture to visit our facilities and hold a common press conference to our local networks. Also we would like to announce the King-Emperor of Sildavialand honorary doctor of the Sildavialand chair expressind our gratitude once again."

Sildavia's Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture, Mr. Sec CieCult Lib, answered to communicate that Her Imperial Majesty Empress Regent Teresa had accepted the honorary doctorate in the name of her son Emperor Felipe II, and proposing the next month of september as the best time to go to Perseus island on a working visit.

 

September.- OFFICIAL MISSION LEAVES to PERSEUS ISLAND

 

The oficial mission to the Republic of Perseus Island has started as foreseen. The group left Kronstadt Empress Beatriz International Airport in a flight of SildavAir to Calma Marina, Perseus Island's capital.

The mission is chaired by the Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture, Mr. Sec CieCult Lib, and is formed by the dean of the School of Tourism and Public Relations of the University of Las Torres, the dean of the same School of the private university of Tebas (Principality of Setia) and several professors in charge of chairs concerning touristic management, services, information and development. The director of the Imperial Office of Tourism (IOT) has been attached to the group, as well as twenty students of Tourism, who will make a study visit to Perseus Island as part of their training and exchange experiences with their Persean fellow students.

Mr. Sec CieCult Lib has been charged with transmiting a personal message of salutation of Empress Regent Teresa to the President of Perseus Island, His Excellency Miltiadis Kritikos.

 

September.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Sovania, from TDO.
 

November.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

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May.-

Increase of 100 units of land and 100 units of infrastructure.

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January.-

The Principality of Kronstadt put on public sale its entire share in the firm "Hipica Las Torres", in a move towards privatization.
 

March.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO).

June.-

Death of the Marchioness Dowager of Erin, Her Grace Paula Estoril Smukby.

With the begining of the new year 2014 (era vulgaris) and the new month, a CN donation produces an increase of 10.000.000Ç, 600 units of infrastructure, 600 units of land and 60 units of tech.

The Government approves an increase of the Armed Forces (3.000.000 soldiers, 1.000 tanks and the new cruiser ship "HIMS Managua".

July.-

Increase of 100 units of tech through CN donation to Varangard (TDO).

September.-

Increase of 100 units of tech through tech deal with RepublicofIcemark (TDO).

 

December: THE EMPEROR GRADUATES from THEOLOGY STUYDIES AT TEBAS UNIVERSITY

Inspite of the long standing worries about his academical performance, His Gracious Imperial Majesty has graduated from Tebas University, where he followed studies of theology.


 

His Majesty is now prepared to the important moment, two months from now, when He will reach full age and assume al His prerogatives and constitutional functions, putting an end to the Regency exerced by His mother Empress Teresa.

 


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January: ESTABLISHMENT of DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH QVAIT

The Second Arctic Republic of Qvait (Nationstates world)  has contacted the Sildavian Government proposing to maintain stable contacts between our nations. In consequence, His Majesty's Government has decided to establish diplomatic relations with Qvait, and so has been communicated to Qvaitian President Mr. Johnathon Victor by our Foreign Affairs secretary, Mr. Jorge Tebas.

It is expected a soon appointment of the Ambassador of His Gracious Imperial Majesty to the Republic of Qvait and the grant of a building as the Qvaitian Embassy in Kronstadt.

Sildavia News is sure to reflect the opinion of an overwhelming majority of our people in celebrating this move towards a larger peaceful and cooperative commitment of Sildavia in the international scene.

January: APPOINTMENT OF NEW AMBASSADORS

At the proposal of His Majesty's Government, the Empress Regent has appointed the following ambassadors:

- Mr. Julio Estoril-Catalunya, neutral association, Ambassador to the Republic of Qvait.
- Mrs. Juana Tebas-Set, neutral association, Ambassador to the Democratic Order and Ambassador to the League of Nations.
- Mrs. Grakia tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm, Ambassador to the Republic of Perseus Island.
- Lady Victoria mac Baringhebaile-agus-Latinia, Voivoda of Latinia and Adel of Germania, Ambassador to the Empire of Bucephala and Ambassador to the Unified Kingdom of Bavaria.

 

FEBRUARY, 25.-

FULL AGE OF HIS MAJESTY EMPEROR FELIPE II

Our Sovereign Felipe II has turned 22 years , thus reaching His full age and assuming all His functions and prerogatives as Head of State. The Regency has ended.


His Majesty gave His oath and pledge to the Constitution in Kronschloss Throne Hall in the presence of His Government, members of Parliament, Governors of the Federated States, authorities, diplomatic corps and representatives of civic organizations. The oath was taken by His Excellency Roy S. de Keikentry-y-Latinia, President of the Imperial Supreme Court.
 

The Emperor, the Heir Archduke Francisco and Empress Mother Teresa


After the ceremony, His Majesty adressed the Nation from the main balcony of Kronschloss Imperial Palace. The speech was followed by hundreds of thousands of Sildavians on Kronplatz and nearby streets, and was broadcasted on TV and radio to the entire country.



In His speech His Majesty thanked His mother Empress Teresa for the excellent way on which she has performed her duties as Regent during the last 16 years, being among them the years of the Great War against Fundamentalism, the most difficult of Sildavia's History.

Once the speech ended, the Emperor, the Empress Mother and the Emperor's brother and Heir Archduke Francisco went on carriage to the Great-Temple-of-Set, a ceremonial parade escorted by the Imperial Guard and followed by thousands of enthusiast Sildavians.


 

The High Priest of Set His Holiness  Rodolfo I celebrated in the Temple a Thanksgiving ceremony to the Gods. After the ceremony, the Emperor went down to the Imperial Crypt and presented a flower offering before the tomb of His father the late Emperor Felipe I.

Afterwards the Imperial Family returned in carriage procession to Kronschloss Palace, where took place a gala dinner and ball. In the meantime, thousands of street parties took place all over Sildavia to celebrate this historical event.



Until late into the night, the crowd gathered in front of Kronschloss cheered and sang "we want the Emperor!", to which our Sovereign answered making many appearances in the balcony to greet and thank the multitude.

May the Gods bless our Emperor and lead Sildavia to progress and glory on the path of peace and industry.


February: CREATION of the CROWN COUNCIL

His Majesty has issued an Imperial Order creating the Crown Council, a consultative and deliberating body whose aim will be to give advice to the Sovereign in all matters which are under His prerogatives and functions and on which the Emperor will decide to ask for this advice.

The Crown Councillors will be appointed and discharged by the Emperor. Their sessions will be held under an oath of confidentiality.

The first Council appointed by His majesty has 16 members. They are ex-Chancellors or Presidents of the Supreme Court, the Queen of Latinia and Germania, the Prince of Setia, the High Priest of Set and outstanding personalities in many different professions and social activities. The political composition looks for a representation of all political forces, with a majority of memgers of the neutral association.

March.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through a tech deal with Yukon (TDO).

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure and 200.000 units of soldiers.

July.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through a tech deal with Sovania (TDO).
 

November.-

 

Rumours about an engagement of the Emperor with His first cousin -on both father's and mother's side- Lady Alicia de Liliput-y-Kronstadt, with whom He had a close relationship since childhood. The young lady is a committed member of the conservative party, which arouses doubts about her capacity to deploy the necessary neutrality as the Emperor's consort, in view that she would become Empress immediately after the wedding, with no time of transition between partisanship and co-bearer of the Imperial Crown. His Majesty calls for a meeting of the Crown Council, which produced a negative advice on the proposed marriage. Although Crown Council meetings are confidential, rumours tell that the opinion contrary to the wedding was overwhelming: two thirds of the members issued a negative advice.

Although none of this has taken an official character, it is clear that His Majesty has abandoned the project.
 


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January.- GENERAL ELECTION

General Election of the 38th Legislature produced a slight socialist majority in the Congress of Deputies, and a virtual draw between conservatives, socialists and liberals in the Senate. Although the socialist party could form a government and obtain confidence in Congress, the Cabinet would have been very unstable and depending on just a single vote on the low chamber, while being subject to blockage in the upper chamber.

Liberal incumbent Chancellor mac Lithlingow tried to obtain his continuity in office through negotiation with the conservatives, because both parties had the same amount of seats as socialists in the lower chamber. It would have mean ostracizing socialists into opposition. But conservatives refused the move and leaked the news, which provoked immense anger among socialists and their voters.

Socialist party tried to form a coalition with conservatives, searching revenge on liberals, but conservatives refused it too.

The political situation came into blocus and a weak governement was expected with only socialists supporting it.

The Emperor called for private conversations with representatives from all parties, and persuaded socialists and liberals to form a coalition and ensure a firm government. Socialists declared themselves disposed to forget liberals' treason, but refusing any participation of incumbent Chancellor mac Lithlingow in the Cabinet, as well as reducing the number of departments lead by liberals. These accepted the coalition, in exchange of a promise by the Emperor about appointing Chancellor mac Lithlingow as member of the Crown Council.

Therefore His Majesty proposed to the Congress of Deputies, and this accepted, the appointment of Mr. Jorge Tebas, socialist, as Chancellor, presiding a coalition government of socialists and liberals.

Soon after, the Emperor appointed former Chancellor mac Lithlingow, liberal, as Crown Counselor.

New Chancellor Mr. Jorge Tebas

 

January.- TAX INCREASE and FINANCIAL BACKLASH at TEUTOBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

The new Government's first decision has been the sensible increase in taxation, which nonetheless has been slightly tempered by the liberal associates in the Cabinet.

Although the general economic figures are positive, Teutoburg Stock Exchange has experienced a minor loss in its index (-0,1421%), wich nonetheless has been received with great astonishment and worry. It didn't happen since 1710.

The Government affirms that it is a mere cojunctural incident, not related to the news tax police, but the Secretary of Treasure, socialist Mrs. Charlotte de Meux-et-Hertogenbosch, is strongly criticized in financial circles. The loss of value for shares of all banks of Sildavia, public and private owned, is signaled as a proof of the new Government's bad economic policies.

 

25th May 1729

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT of the ENGAGEMENT of HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY
and LADY CRISTINA VON ÖSTERREICH

The Marshall of the Imperial Household has announced today in Kronstadt the engagement of our Sovereign, His Gracious Imperial Majesty Felipe II, to Lady Cristina von Österreich.

The young bride-to-be is 23 years old. She was born on 27 June 1705 in her parents' home on the shores of Schönsee, in Österreich county (Federated Kingdom of Germania). Several months older than His Majesty, she attended Deutsche Schule in Teutoburg for her primary and secondary education and then followed Law Studies at Las Torres University, where she graduated in June 1727. Lady Cristina, member of an old family of Germania's nobility, works as attorney and legal advisor in a prestigious firm of lawyers in Teutoburg, but the Marshall of the Court has declared that she will abandon her job immediately to prepare herself for her future station and duties as Empress consort of Sildavia.

Lady Cristina is known for being a keen rider and equestrian fan. He is described by some of her former fellow students at Tebas as "frugal, bookworm, and positively ambitious, although sometimes over-emotional". "She can even be socially awkward at times", said one of these sources, "but this is probably due to the fact that she grew up in her family's estate in the countryside and loves nature over ceremony. Anyway, she has enough resources to overcome this and become a great Empress".

The Emperor and Lady Cristina met when they were children, during the Imperial Family vacations at Schönburg, in Österreich county, not far from her family's home. Their relation has been more a friendly than an amorous one.

Empress Mother Teresa is said to be "delighted" with her son's choice. The fiancée and her close family have been invited to spend the next summer vacation with the Imperial family at Schönburg Palace in Österreich county.

The Imperial Wedding will take place in Kronstadt on February 25th next year, the same day when His Majesty will celebrate His 24th birthday.

SildaviaNews presents to His Imperial Majesty and Lady Cristina our best wishes of happiness, which will be also our Nation's happiness.

Long live the Emperor.

 

September.- SILDAVIA ASSUMES EMBASSY DUTIES in THE DEMOCRATIC ORDER

Sildavia has assumed a diplomatic task in The Democratic Order foreign relations area. TDO's Minister of Foreign Relations, Mr. Kite453, ruler of the Republic of Icemark, has put under Sildavia's Ambassador to the TDO, Mrs. Juana Tebas-Set, the TDO embassies to five CyberNations alliances: New Polar Order (NPO), Shangri-La, Global Alliance and Treaty Organization (GATO), World Task Force (WTF) and Coalition of Royal Allied Powers (CRAP).

The embassies are being established and His Imperial Majesty has congratulated the incumbent Governmental departments and the persons in charge of the task for their work.

 

September.- SILDAVIA IS ELECTED FOR THE DEMOCRATIC ORDER SENATE

Sildavia has been coopted by the member of TDO Senate to occupy a seat in this leading body of the Alliance. The Government accepted the post expressing "Sildavia's will to do her best in assuming the tasks, duties and responsibilities involved in the dignity, for the benefit of the Alliance and for a peaceful future for Planet Bob".

Although this has been the result of a long-standing work, accomplised by several generations and many individuals, Sildavian Ambassador to  TDO, Mrs. Juana Tebas-Set, has plñayed a key role in the recent evolution of the events. Therefore it hasn't been a surprise that His Imperial Majesty has called Mrs. Tebas to a personal audience, at which end He announced that He declared Mrs. Tebas-Set as a Member of Sildavia's Nobility, and not a mere aristocrat. This would have been Mrs. Tebas-Set status at birth, because her mother was once the Heiress presumptive of the Principality of Setia and descendant from the Great God Set, but lost her status and dignities after a morganatic marriage to Mr. Jorge Tebas, the present Chancellor. His Majesty's decision doesn't affect Mrs. Tebas-Set's sister Carlota.

In adition, His Majesty has created Mrs. Juana de Tebas-y-Set, as she is now named, first Countess of Kheper, Title of the Imperial Nobility. He has also appointed her Dame of the Order Las Torres de Oro, with a life-long seat in the Senate; Dame of the Holy Order of Set, and Member of the Imperial Crown Council.

Her Grace the Countess of Kheper will continue to ensure her functions as Ambassador to TDO, occupying the Sildavian seat in its Council and dealing with TDO's embassies to other alliances.

The Imperial Post has issued a special stamp conmemorating this historical event.

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January.-

1730 marks the Bicentenary of the New Empire, conmemorating the re-foundation of Sildavia by Emperor Jorge III after the Third Dark Age (1435-1530).

The whole year is filled with celebrations and events which will conmemorate the Nation's re-birth and her History during the last 200 years.

Long live the Emperor, Sildavia live forever!

 

January.-

The 10 year census has been done, as usual, on January the 1st.

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO)
 

January.- NEW IMPERIAL SUPREME COURT

Lady Eugene da Catalunya. President of the Imperial Supreme Court

The 16th Magistrature of the Imperial Supreme Court having come to its end (a 12 years period), His Majesty the Emperor has appointed the 17th Magistrature to preside over the Judicial Power.

Following the Constitution, both Chambers of Parliament in common session proposed four candidates. Each candidate needing at least 75% of the votes, all of them have been coopted by all political parties through a global agreement. As a result, two socialist, one conservative and one liberal have been proposed to His Imperial Majesty as candidates. The professional associations of judges proposed two further canditates, both from the neutral association (non partisans). His Imperial Majesty appointed them as Magistrates, and they proposed Lady Eugenia da Catalunya, non-partisan, as President of the Imperial Supreme Court, which His Majesty accepted.
Mr. Julio Estoril-Catalunya, until now Ambassador to the Republic of Qvait, having been appointed Magistrate of the Court, the Government has proposed and His Majesty has appointed Mr. Jan Maalhuis-Sto-Lat-Las-Torres as new ambassador.


25 February.- IMPERIAL WEDDING

The wedding of His Gracious Imperial Majesty, our Sovereign Felipe II, to Lady Cristina von Österreich, has taken place in Kronstadt on the Emperor's 24th birthday.

The legal ceremony took place in the Throne Room of Kronschloss, officed by Lady Eugenia da Catalunya, President of the Imperial Supreme Court. At this moment, Lady Cristina became Her Imperial Majesty Cristina, Empress of Sildavia, Queen consort of Iberia, Britania, Colonias and the Jorgenlanders, Sovereign consort of Kronstadt, Princess consort of Las Torres, Great Commander of the Holy Order of Set and of the Imperial Order of Las Torres de Oro.

 

 

Imperial Bride and Groom flanked by Their witnesses, Her Imperial Majesty Teresa, the Empress Mother, and His Imperial Highness Archduke Francisco, the Emperor's brother and Heir presumptive

 

 

 

 

After marching in State from Kronschloss to the Great Temple of Set, a religious ceremony took place in the sanctuary, officed by the High Priest of Set His Holiness Rodolfo I.

 

Back to the Imperial Palace among crowds of hundreds of thousands jubilant Sildavians, the Imperial Couple greeted the masses congregated in Kronplatz and answered many times to the cheers and incessant "long-live!" shouts.



A State banquet was followed by a Court gala ball, which lasted until the early morning hours. During the ball, Their Imperial Majesties slipped off quietly and departed to Their honeymoon. Their destiny is considered a State secret of sorts, although well informed sources say they have departed in the "HIMS Corona" , the Imperial yacht.

May our Sovereigns be always happy and enjoy a peaceful life, which reflects the happiness and peace of Their Realms.


February.-

While our Sovereigns are enjoying Their honeymoon, the Marshall of the Imperial Household announced today that Her Imperial Majesty Teresa, the Empress Mother, moved today permanently from Kronschloss to Puerto-Imperial, a nearby Imperial residence in Kronstadt.

The Marshall answered questions of the journalists and declared that Her Majesty had taken this decision at the Emperor's engagement, so that the new Empress may be the only Lady of the House. She spoke about her decision to the Emperor and His -then- bride, and assured them that this wouldn't mean any kind of estrangement from a couple which "she dearly loved".  The Marshall reminded that Her Majesty will continue to be in the Crown Council and that the Emperor and Empress will have all the love and support they need, and the advice they may ask for.

The people praise the Empress Mother's decision, which is another proof of her prudent mind and intelligence.

 


EDITOR'S LETTER - March 1730

UNACCEPTABLE!

There are limits to our profession, and these limits have been exceeded.

All serious medias of Sildavia have accepted a gentlemen's agreement to maintain our Sovereigns' honeymoon untouched by the journalists. It was Their time and Their private life, and nobody should be invaded in this magic, unique moment in the life of everyone which is the blessed period after marriage.

Alas, not all medias are serious, not all journalists are gentlemen or ladies. Our colleagues of "Glamour", this tabloid which presents itself as "People magazine", have dared to take pictures of our beloved Emperor and Empress during Their honeymoon and to publish them as an exclusive.

They pretend to defend the rights of the free press and information. Nobody is censoring them. Nobody will prosecute them, because it is true that in our democracy they are entitled to publish these stolen pictures. It's their LEGAL right. But it isn't their ETHIC right. We despise those so-called "professionals" who can't make the difference between what is legal, and what is ethic.

We have been asked by several well-intentioned persons to ignore this disgrace, under the pretext that the pictures weren't offensive or negative, and that to mention them is only to give "Glamour" more free publicity. But we can't remain in silence.

SildaviaNews condemns this disgusting act of journalistic piracy and pledge itself to avoid this kind of dirty job in the interest of our profession's moral and values.



 
March.- INAUGURATION of BICENTENARY-CONVENTION-CENTER

After arriving from their honeymoon, Their Imperial Majesties have accomplished Their first official act in Teutoburg, the capital city of the Kingdom of Germania, where They have inaugurated the Bicentenary Connvention Center to conmemorate two centuries of the New Empire's History.

They were acclamed by hundreds of thousands of Teutoburgians, who lined the avenues and streets of this, the largest city in Sildavia and its financial capital.

Their Imperial Majesties inaugurate the Bicentenario Convention Center


Their Imperial Majesties inaugurate the Bicentenario Convention Center


Their Imperial Majesties inaugurate the Bicentenario Convention Center


Past, present and future of Sildavioa. Their Imperial Majesties in the Main hall of Bicentenario Convention Center. Behind them, the portraits of Jorge II and Empress consort Beatriz, who restaured Sildavia and begun the New Empire 200 years ago. Empress Beatriz wears In the portrait the "Heart of the Ocean" jewel, a gift of Jorge III to her. The present Empress consort Cristina wears the same jewel, like all Empress consorts have done since then.


Aerial view of Bicentenario-Convention-Center in Germania's capital, Teutoburg


April.- CELEBRATIONS of the NEW EMPIRE BICENTENARY

Their Imperial Majesties have realized official visits to four of the eight Federated Kingdoms or Principalities which form Sildavia, to conmemorate the Bicentenary of the New Empire.

Their Majesties have been received everywhere by the State and local authorities, visited all counties and districts of each State and acclaimed by cheering crowds wherever they went. The new Empress consort Cristina has caught the people's hearts and everybody praise her elegance.

This first rountrip will be followed soon by a second, to visit the other four Sildavian States during this year of the bicentenary.


GERMANIA

The Sovereigns in Germania's Mayerling National Park, wearing the traditional attire of Österreich county, where Empress Cristina was born and where Her family comes from


BRITANIA

The Sovereigns in Britania's capital, Faeriedale, arrive at Westminster, seat of the the State Government. His Majesty wears the traditional quilt from  Scotia county, in its variety of the Royal colours. Our Emperor is also King of Britania, through His grandmother the late Queen Caitlin


KRONSTADT

The Imperial capital has received the ofificial visit of its most famous citizens, the Imperial couple. After visiting the districts of Las Torres, Kronstadt down- and uptown, Altstadt and Puertokron, they arrived at Kronhaus, headquarter of the State's Government. His Majesty wears the uniform of Captain-General of the Imperial Guard.

 


SETIA

Their Majesties arrive at Government House, the State headquarters of the Principality of Setia. They were received by the Prince and Princess of Setia and the State Governor.


Setia is the seat of the Cult of Set and its High Priest Rodolfo I. He received Their Majesties at Setschloss and officed a religious ceremony in the Temple which is the Home of Supreme God Set. His Majesty the Emperor is the Sovereign of the Cult


May.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

June.- ECONOMIC CRISIS

Economic and financial crisis due to the cancellation of trade circle after the nation of Thesophy (TDO) has been frozen for inactivity. Although the Government can't be blamed about this fact, the economic situation becomes disastrous and if something is not done, the effects on Sildavia's finances may provoke unrest and put the Government into difficulties.

The Government decides to increase public spending through 100 units of land, but this has a very limited effect on the economy.

July.- TDO Foreign Affairs report

The Government approves the reports on TDO embassies made by Ambassador HG Juana de Tebas-y-Set and presented by the Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and publish them in TDO's forum.

 


September.- CELEBRATIONS of the NEW EMPIRE BICENTENARY

Their Imperial Majesties have realized official visits to the remaining Federated Kingdoms which form Sildavia, to conmemorate the Bicentenary of the New Empire.

Their Majesties have been received by the State and local authorities, visited all counties and districts of each State and, like in the first round trip celebrated in April acclaimed by cheering crowds wherever they went.


IBERIA

The Sovereigns arrive at Moncloa in Iberian capital Alcazar, seat of Iberia's Government. His Majesty wears the uniform of Captain-General Marshall of the Imperial Air Force


Their Majesties stayed in The Alcazar, Iberia's Royal Palace. A solemn ceremony was held in the Palace's Throne Hall


Gala evening in Empress Elena Theatre. Their Majesties in the Royal lodge


LATINIA

The Sovereigns arrived Latinian capital, Luperca, where they were received by Her Majesty Queen Viktorie of Latinia and Germania and King consort Frang. The Emperor wore the uniform of Sovereign of the Imperial Order of Las Torres de Oro. Together with the Latinian Royal couple they visited Capitolio, the State Government's headquarter


The Imperial visit continued on all counties of Latinia. In Ellas county capital Andropolis They attended a performance of ancient drama in Ellenikos Theatros


Her Majesty Empress Cristina visited Latinia's Temple, the Athenaion, dedicated to the State Godess Athenea


COLONIAS

The Imperial tour continued to the Kingdom of Colonias. Their Majesties took residence in Iolani Palace, the Royal Palace of this old Kingdom in its capital Enriqueville. They received the State's authorities in the Palace Throne Hall

After the ceremony the Sovereigns greeted the cheering crowds from the Palace main balcony


The Imperial couple arrive at Viceroy's House, the seat of Colonias State Government


During the visit to all districts of Colonias, the Sovereigns made a special halt in Honaunau, the former "native reservation" of Colonias, where They were received by His Highness the Alii Federico I and his consort Diana


 Finally, Their Majesties visited Liberty Park, in North-America district, where They enjoyed the view from the tower of the famous Liberty Statue


JORGENLAND

The final days of the Bicentenary trip was dedicated to the Dominion of Jorgenland. The Emperor used in this occasion the uniform of Great Admiral of the Imperial Navy. The Sovereigns stayed at Jorgia Palace, the Royal residence in Jorgopolis, They were received by the State Government in La Casona palace and visited the five districts of "the Sunny Dominion", where the Emperor is "King of the Jorgenlanders"


Their Imperial Majesties have thus accomplished during this year of the Bicentenary Their goal of meeting Their loyal subjects in all States, counties and districts of Sildavia, reaffirming Their role as symbols of the permanence and continuity of our Nation, link between its past, its present and its future.


 

October.- CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM: INCREASE OF SEATS IN PARLIAMENT

The Government had been studying for a year a constituional reform consisting in enlarging the number of deputees elected by the national constituency, from thwelve to twenty-two. The reform was adopted unanimously by both Chambers of Parliament, and adopted by practical un animity in a referendum.
The new composition of the Congress of Deputies will take force at the next general election. It is thought that this reform may facilitate the formation of majorities and reflect more accurately the popular vote into parliamentary representation.

December.- TRADE CIRCLE CRISIS SOLVED

The Government has succeded in finding a solution for the trade circle drisis originated by the unexpected, unwarned leave of Theosophy from CyberNations. Thanks to the efforts of the Execujtive, the trade circle has been restored and the economy and finances will nolt be affected.
As recognition for this achievement, His Imperial Majesty has confered the Imperial Secretary of Foreign Trade, Her Grace Victoria am Camelot-ac-Meux, the Order of Las Torres de Oro with a lifelong seat in the Senate.

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January.-

Increase of 100 units of tech through tech deal with Yukon, from TDO.

March.-

Launching of two new units of the Imperial Navy, corvett "HIMS Emperatriz Cristina" and transport ship "HIMS Bicentenario". Her Majesty the Empress presided the ceremony of the first vessel, which bears Her name.

"HIMS Cristina"



 


The district of Honaunau in the Kingdom of Colonias, formerly known as "native reservation" and later styled as "Aliiyato", is officially renamed "Principality of Honaunau", the Aliis becoming Princes of Honaunau.

June.-

Dame Victoria Steen-Berlin, OTO, died at age 86 in the family manor of Steenhuis (Orangedam, Nederland county). She was Imperial Secretary of Defense from 1714 to 1719, responsible of the Imperial Armed Forces during the Great War against Fundamentalism, a task which won her the Order of Las Torres de Oro. Dame Victoria, a conservative, had been also Imperial Secretary of Social Affairs (1669 to 1684) and Imperial Secretary of Home Affairs (1689 to 1694), memebr of the Congress of Deputies (1669 to 1694, and 1714 to 1719), and she was appointed Crown Counselor in 1728. As member of the Order of Las Torres de Oro she was also a life-long Senator.
Rest in peace this noble and courageous lady who lead our troops during difficult times.

 

 

 


December.-

Cybernations monthly donation brings a huge increase in land, technology, infras and money.

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April.-

Increase of the Imperial Armes Forces: 5.000 soldier units, 1.000 tanks, frigate "HIMS Honouli" and 9 cruise missiles.
 

September.- SILDAVIA's MOON MINE IS OUT

Sildavia's calcium Moon Mine, established in 1703, is out and had to be closed. National GDP has suffered the logic backlash after this unexpected lost, and there is no plan for a quick establishment of a new Moon mine. However, the Government has affirmed that the Moon Base and Moon Colony are still functioning and in perfect state.

December.- NEW WONDERS in CYBERNATIONS. SILDAVIA BUILD LOGISTICAL SUPPORT

Sildavia's Government has choosen the building of Superior Logistical Support among the new wonders to be instaured in CyberNations. Part of the public opinion has strongly criticized this milistaristic option, prefering the economic oriented Federal Reserve, but Chancellor Tebas has insisted on the bad experiencdes suffered 15 years ago during the Great War against Fundamentalism. It is true that the present ruling generation is deeply marked by the war, while the young generation tends to promote more peaceful options.

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO).

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March.-

Increase of 100 units of land.

December.-

Increase of 100 units of technology thorugh tech deal with Yukon (TDO).

 

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January.- GENERAL ELECTION

General Election of the 39th Legislature of the New Empire has produced a draw result between the three major parties. Socialists continue ahead with 36,6% of the vote, but conservatives (32,1%) and liberals (31,3%) follow close. Inspite of the enlargement of the Congress of Deputies after the constitutional reform, no clear majority has come from this election.

Therefore, incumbent socialist Chancellor Jorge Tebas has revived the socialist-liberal coalition which has ruled Sildavia for the last five years. Secretaries of Defense and Interior continue, but all other government departments heads have changed. Nonetheless, the distribution of departments between the two coalition parties remain the same.

The major difference has been the immediate cut on taxes, imposed on socialists by their liberal ally. During the past legislature, high taxes have been affecting specially Sildavia's largest fortunes, which year after year have been experiencing a significative loss. Now socialists had to adapt tax rates, to avoid the danger of their partners going to the conservatives and forming a majority which would have send socialists into opposition.

The Government has requested form the Emperor, and His Majesty has granted it, the change of the Ambassador to the Republic of Perseus Island. The Duchess consort of Girona, Grakia tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm, a conservative, has been dismissed and Mrs. Eugenia Castelo Estoril, from the neutral association, has been appointed in her place.

January.- ECONOMIC CRISIS CAUSED BY DRAUGHT

Persistent draught has reduced inhabitable land in 10%, which have provoked severe losses in economic and financial figures. If the Government is not able to correct the damage, present year will be not a good one. In any cause, the effects of draught will last for at least 4 or 5 further years.

March.-

Increase of 100 techs due to tech deal with Sovania (TDO).

May.-

The Government implements an increase of 100 units of infrastructure, trying to make the crisis provoked by draught less worse, even if it has a countereffect of increasing the global deficit in reserves. The negative General Growth index goes up by a half, but it still musters a loss more important than last year growth's index.

 

September.- EMPRESS CONSORT IS EXPECTING CHILD

 

The Marshall of the Imperial Household has announced today in Kronschloss:

"It is with the greatest pleasure and joy that His Gracious Imperial Majesty announces that Her Majesty the Empress Consort is pregnant and expects the child by the end of March next year."
 

The Marshall added that the child's gender is not known and will not be announced before the birth.

After the announce was made, a jubilant crowd begun to gather in front of the Imperial Palace. Her Majesty Empress Mother Teresa, asked about the news by the public during a visit to a factory in Teutoburg, declared that she was very happy, and delighted on the becoming a grandmother.

 

SildaviaNews presents Their Majesties their most respectful, loyal and jubilant congratulations.

 

November.-

The Government implements an increase of 100 units of infrastructure, in a further essay of undermine the effect of the economic crisis.

December.-

Increase of 100 units of technology and 9.000.000Ç through a financial operation with United Nick, which helps to cope with the effects of the economic crisis.

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January.-

The year starts with a negative growth index of -0,1195, which is much better than the -10% provoked by the draught since last February. This has been achieved through the Government program of public investments.

 

March.- SECRETARY of HOME AFFAIRS and HUSBAND DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH

Mrs. Louise Gembloux-Caracas (60), Imperial Secretary of Home Affairs, and her husband Mr. Luis Caracas-Reyes (59) died today in an helicopter crash in Kronstadt's Empress Beatriz airport.

Secretary Gembloux-Caracas and her husband had spent the day in Teutoburg, where they inaugurated the new building of the Federal Police headquarters in Germania's capital. When their Federal Police helicopter approached Kronstadt's airport, a mechanical failure caused a crash. Crew and passengers died in the accident.

 

 

 

The Imperial Secretary of Home Affairs and her husband say good-bye before boarding the helicopter in Teutoburg. This was the last picture of the tragically deceased couple

 

 

 

The crashed helicopter in Empress-Beatriz Kronstadt's airport

The tragic event has been reflected in special editions of Sildavia's newspapers. TV and radio programs were interrupted to broascast the sad news.

Mrs. Gembloux-Caracas had been in charge of the Home Affairs departmen since January 1929. She was member of the Congress of Deputies from 1709 to 1714 and from 1719 to 1729. She was heiress of the Berlin family estate.

The remains of the Secretary and her husband were brought to the Imperial Parliament, where a funeral chapel was installed until a State funeral took place in Germania's cemetery Friedheim, in Österreich county. The Emperor attended the chapel in the Parliament to present His condoleances to the childrens of the deceased couple, one of them being the Imperial Secretary of Defense, Mr. Francisco Caracas-Gembloux. The Empress has not attended due to her advanced pregnancy.

Following the proposal of Chancellor Tebas, His Imperial Majesty has appointed new Secretary of Home Affairs Mr. Petru Petrescu, also a member of the Liberal Party like the late Mrs. Gembloux-Caracas.

 

March.- EMPRESS CONSORT GIVES BIRTH TO A MALE HEIR
              LONG LIVE THE PRINCE of KRONSTADT!

33 gun salutes shot from Altburg by the Imperial Guard announced the birth of a male heir to the Throne. A Prince of Kronstadt is born on March 26, 1735.

 

The new has been received with joy all over Sildavia. Gifts and flowers are being received in Kronschloss palace by the thousands. His Imperial Majesties have announced that, although They are touched by these proofs of affection, They prefer that the gifts should be made to Perpetua-Indulgencia children homes, Sildavia's public institution dedicated to children's welfare.

The Marshall of the Imperial Household announced that the new-born Prince has received the name of Francisco, like ker uncle the Archduke, his great-grandfather Prince Francisco and his great-great-grandfather Emperor Francisco II.
 


May.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

July.-

His Grace Victor de Meux-et-Ellas, third Duke of Jorgopolis, has died at 90 in Château-Meux, the family residence and seat of the Duchy.
The late Duke was member of the Socialist Party. He was Secretary of Foreign Affairs between 1694 and march 1699, when he was appointed Vicechancellor in one of Chancellor Hamilton's cabinets. He hold this post until 1704. He was Imperial Secretary of Home Affairs between 1724 and 1729, and Governor of Latinia from 1729 to 1734. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies several times (1674-1679, 1684-1689, 1704-1709, 1714-1729).
 

The Duke has been succeded by his son, now the fourth Duke of Jorgopolis, His Grace Alexandre I de Meux-et-Hertogenbosch.

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January.-

The Government announced today that the big investment usually realized for each RL CyberNations month will be delayed this time until next year of the Sildavian calendar. The reason is that a backlash is expected in 1737, due to the cancellation of effects for a CN event, which will affect the economic and financial figures. The Government will balance the situation thanks to the CN investment done at the same time as the event becomes obsolete.

February.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

March.- ARCHDUCHESS TERESA IS BORN

One year after the brith of their first child, the Prince Francisco of Kronstadt, the Imperial couple have been blessed with the birth of a daughter, Archduchess Teresa, who receives her name from her grandmother Empress Mother Teresa.
 

 


The arrival of the Archduchess was marked by a 21 gun salute displayed in front of Altburg.

 

Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Teresa is second in  line to the succesion of the Throne.


March.-

The Government announces an increase of 1.000 units of soldiers in the Armed Forces and the launching of a new battleship, "HIMS Felipe I".

The new Imperial Navy ship has been named and launched in the Nederlandian Shipyards by Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Mother Teresa, widow of the late Emperor Felipe I, whose name was given to the battleship. This new Imperial Navy unit will be based in Smukby (Skandinavia county, Kingdom of Germania) and will serve as training ship for the Imperial Navy Academy, although she will be fit and ready to enter into combat action at any time.

 

July.- DEATH of ARCHDUKE RODOLFO

His Imperial Highness Archduke Rodolfo de Liliput-y-Anglia, uncle of the Emperor and Empress Mother's brother, has died in a car crash near Kronstadt.

The Archduke, 61 years old, was a direct descendant of the last Emperors of the Middle Empire. His funeral has taken place in the Great Temple of Set (Puertokron), where he has been buried in the Imperial Family Funeral Hall.

Archduke Rodolfo was a member of the Crown Council. He was married to Archduchess Carlota, sister of the late Emperor Felipe I and therefore also aunt of our Emperor Felipe II. They were parents of Lord Rodolfo de Liliput, Lord Alberto -Count consort of Kheper- and Her Royal Highness Lady Alicia -Heiress consort of Latinia and Germania.

SildaviaNews presents its condoleances to the Imperial Family.
 

September.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Yukon (TDO).

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO).

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1737: SILVER JUBILEE OF THE REIGN OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY FELIPE II

 

25 June 1712. 25 years ago, our Sovereign Felipe II acceded to the Throne due to the untimely death of His father, Felipe I, aged 37. The new Emperor was only 6 years old and the Reign begun under the Regency of His mother, Empress Teresa, who took the charge until the Emperor reached His full age in 1728.

Our young Sovereign, only 31 years old, has experienced historic and tragic moments. The Great War against Fundamentalism (1715-1717) was one of them, and the death of His elder sister Archduchess Carlota in November 1717, in an acident during her war military training, was a hard coup for an eleven year old child.

Luckily, happiness came back to our Emperor's life, with His mariage and the birth of two children -for now-, the Prince of Kronstadt and Heir Francisco, and the Archduchess Teresa.

Many events have been programed all over Sildavia to celebrate the Jubilee. Let us rejoice remembering the good moments of the past and looking forward to a bright future.

May all Gods and Godesses bless our Sovereign and us, His subjects, with a long, happy and peaceful reign.

 

January.-

Increase of 100 units of tech through tech deal with Sovania (TDO).

 


March.- DEATH of QUEEN DOWAGER of LATINIA and GERMANIA

 

A great figure and witness of Sildavia's last century History, Her Majesty Victoria, Queen Dowager of Latinia and Germania, has died on March 3rd at Quirinale, Latinia's Royal Palace.

Aged 91, she was born in 1646 in the same Quirinale Palace, second child of King Alexandros IV of Latinia and III of Germania and his spouse Queen Victoria. Her mother was born an Imperial Archduchess, daughter of Emperor Jorge VI, grandaughter of Jorge V and Empress Elisabeth-Viktoria von Wittelsbach, and sister of Emperor Francisco II.

Following the ancient traditions of the so-called "divine monarchy", the late Queen married in 1670 her eldest brother and Crown Prince of Latinia and Germania, Nikolasos, who became King after King Alexandros' death in 1680.

The couple had two children. The youngest was the Heir, Viktorios, but he died at 30 before his father, so that at King Nikolasos' death in 1712 it was the eldest, Viktorie, who acceeded as Viktorie I, Queen of Latinia and Germania. Married to King consort Frang mac Baringhebaile-agus-Anglia, a member of Britania's Royal Family, they have two children, Victoria and the Heir Frang. Both being childless and unmarried, the Crown will go in the future to the branch of the now deceased Queen Dowager's youngest sister, Ana tis Latinia-kai-Kronstadt, who married into the Setian Nobility, the Keikentry family.

Queen Victoria's remains have been buried in the Royal Vault at Latinia's cemetery, Necropolis, in the city of Andropolis (Ellas county). Emperor and Empress attended and presided the funeral together with their relatives the Queen and the King consort of Latinia and Germania.


May.-

As expected, the level of happiness falls with the cancelation of an event in CN. The Government orders the monthly CN investment, which brings an important growth of all economic and social figures. The Government institutes also the Federal Reserve wonder and two new banks, which boost the economy.


June.- SILVER JUBILEE of THE EMPEROR

 

 

On June 24th has been celebrated all over Sildavia the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty the Emperor's accesion. The festivities had their culmination in Kronstadt, with a solemn religious ceremony of Thanksgiving in the Great Temple of Set. After the celebration, the Imperial Family went in a carriage procession to Kronschloss Palace, where a State reception and ball took place. Their Imperial Majesties greeted the masses concentrated in Kronplatz from the palace's main balcony. An air parade by the Imperial Air Force and fireworks crowned this glorious day.

 

 


July.- TRAGIC DEATH OF THE SECRETARY of INFRASTRUCTURES

Mr. Victor de Meux-et-Arabiya-Galia, Imperial Secretary of Infrastructures, age 31, has died after being attacked by a shark in a beach of Oceania district, Kingdom of Colonias.

Mr. Meux had just begun his summer vacation accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sofie van Hertogenbosch-en-Quirm. Having arrived the night before, Mr. Meux went to swim in the ocean early in the morning. Few people were at the beach in this early hour, and although they realized that Mr. Meux was in trouble, when they could reach him for help it was too late. He had been atrociously wounded by a big shark and he died before the arrival of an ambulance called by his wife.

Members of the Government have interrupted their vacations to attend the funeral. Chancellor Tebas has asked the Emperor to appoint as new Secretary of Infrastructures the Duke of Jorgopolis, His Grace Alexandre de Meux-et-Hertogenbosch, father of the dead politician and also a socialist like him. His Majesty has apppointed him as member of the Cabinet.

 


September.-

1737 is not a good year for Latinia's Royal Family. After the loss of Queen Dowager Victoria, on 7th September died in Quirinale the King consort of Latinia and Germania, His Majesty Frang mac Baringhebaile-agus-Anglia, age 62, who was a member of the Britania's Royal Family. A State Funeral was hold in Latinia's cemetery, Necropolis, where the remains of His late Majesty were buried in the Royal vault.

Queen Viktorie I has lost, in a few months, her mother and her husband. Sildavianews express Her Majesty our deepest condoleances.

 

October.-

His Excellency Alejandro de Quirm-Smukby, who was Chancellor of His Majesty from 1716 to 1719, has died at 91 in the family residence of Piramide-Invertida, New-Faerie (Colonias).

Mr. de Quirm-Smukby, conservative, had been member of the Congress of Deputies from 1669 to 1689, Secretary of Infrastuctures (1679-1684), Secretary of Social Affairs (1689-1694), Magistrate of the Supreme Court (1694-1706) and member of the Senate (1719-1724). He was appointed Crown Counselor in 1728.

He was appointed Chancellor by Empress Regent Teresa in August 1716 after the death of Chancellor Keikentry, and instructed and helped by the Empress he formed a Government of National Union to start the reconstruction after the War against Fundamentalism, which had ended the same month. He lead the National Union cabinet sucessfully, but loose the 1719 general election to the liberals and socialists.

Another great figure which disappears during this harsh year of 1737.


November.- BIRTH OF ARCHDUCHESS CRISTINA, THIRD CHILD OF OUR EMPEROR

On 4th November, a 21 guns salute announced the birth of Archduchess Cristina, third child of our Sovereign. Long live the Emperor, long live the Archduchess!

 

 

Gun shots at river Kron's shore to greet the birth of Archduchess Cristina, third in the Order of Succesion

26th November.-

PRINCE of KRONSTADT, TWO YEARS OLD, DIED IN ACCIDENT !!!

One month ago we spoke about this "harsh year of 1737". We were far from knowing that another major tragedy would hit Sildavia, its people and the Imperial Family.

Prince Francisco of Kronstadt, only two years old, has died after an accidental fall from a balcony in Kronschloss Palace.

An ambulance was called and arrived immediately, but the little Prince was certyified dead by the doctors. When the news spread, a silent crowd begun to gather in Kronplatz in front of the Palace. Many leaved flowers and candles, which became an impressive wall after a few hours. Traffic in Kronplatz had to be interrupted and Kronschloss had been accesible only by the side and back gates, which remain open thanks to the barriers installed by the police and the Imperial Guard.

The first to arrive was the Chancellor and his wife, followed by Empress Mother Teresa and the rest of the Imperial Family, the President of the Supreme Court, Vicechancellor and all Cabinet members.

The Marshall of the Imperial Household has declared that Their Majesties are devastated, but deeply touched by the affection displayed by so many thousands of Sildavians, who are sending Them messages and flowers.

Asked by the journalists, the Marshall of the Imperial Household stated that the accident was a consequence of fatality, but also of mistakes by the staff of the Imperial nursery. All staff has been dismissed and a new team, thoroughly screened, has been engaged. The nursery is now occupied by the two little archduchesses, Teresa (1 year old) and Cristina (born three wekks ago).

A State Funeral will be held in three days from now. The prince will be buried in the Imperial Family vault at Gran-Templo-de-Set, in the hall dedicated to members of the Imperial Family who are not Sovereigns or their consorts.

The new Heiress (presumptive) to the Throne is Archduchess Teresa, 1 year old. Due to the lack of an Heir Apparent, the Principality of Kronstadt goes back to the Imperial Crown. All our hopes for the future of Sildavia are now incarnated in this little girl, whose name she received in honour of her grandmother, Empress Teresa. We are sure that her education will be a good one, to prepare her for the tasks which will be upon her in the future. May all Gods and Godesses protect her, and protect our Emperor and Empress, with whom we mourn in this the hardest trial that parents can suffer.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the balcony from which the little Prince of Kronstadt fell down with fatal consequences. It is on Kronschloss west side, which is the private residence quarters of the Imperial Palace. The nursery can be seen in the third floor and its windows are children-safe. Nobody can explain why the Prince was in the terrace in the second floor, which is accessible only by a now empty bedroom.

 

December.-

After the tragic death of the Prince of Kronstadt, the National Holiday on 27 December has been marked by the most austere and sad celebrations since the Great War against Fundamentalism.

Neither the Emperor or the Empress had attended the religious ceremony at Gran-Templo-de-Set or the flowering of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Triumph Arch in Heros square. They were represented by the Emperor's brother, His Imperial Highness Archduke Francisco and his wife Archduchess Carlota. The rest of the family is in retirement at Schönburg, the Imperial vacation residence in Österreich county (Germania). The Empress is said to be suffering a severe depression, having lost her son only three weeks after giving birth to Archduchess Cristina. However, doctors say Her state is the normal one in any mother who goes through such an ordeal, and that she is expected to recover in due time. The Emperor is at her side, and Empress Mother Teresa is with Them. Nicknamed "the Steel Empress" since the days of the war, and having also lost her first-born child -Archduchess Carlota- in her teens and in a tragic accident, She will help the family to come over the grief.

 

The Imperial Household has transmitted this picture of our Sovereigns in the conservatory of Schönburg Palace.

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January.-

The Imperial Family, who left Kronstadt after the funeral of the baby Prince of Kronstadt and remained in Schönburg (Österreich county) for the entire month of December, is back in its official residence at Kronschloss.

The Marshall of the Imperial Household has announced that Their Imperial Majesties will continue Their agendas with the same dedication as ever, and that They will concentrate Their efforts in giving Archduchess Teresa, Heiress presumptive, and her sister Archduchess Cristina the best education and training for a life to be dedicated to their country and their people.

The Empress is said to have overcome the worst of her depression after the death of Her first-born child and be decided to continue with her busy official agenda.

March.-

Increase of the Imperial Armed Forces: reorganization of the Army's General Staff, launching of three new vessels of the Imperial Navy (HIMS New-Faerie, HIMS Nea-Atlantis and HIMS Belgia) and construction of 1.000 new tanks (5 new brigades of the Imperial Armoured Cavalry).

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

September.-

Sildavia votes for the candidate of the Republic of  Perseus Island in the election to the Commission in European Union (NationStates).

 

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January.-

General Election of the 40th Legislature. After the vote, and before the results are made public, His Imperial Majesty awards the incumbent Chancellor Jorge Tebas with the knighthood of the Order of Las Torres de Oro, and a life-long seat in the Senate.

Socialists win the election with a relative majority, and their Liberal coalition partners takes also advantage of the conservative loss. The incumbent socialist-liberal coalition is rebuilt under Chancellor Sir Jorge Tebas. The new Vicechancellor is the fomer liberal Chancellor Ferdinand mac Lithlingow, and the new Secretary of Foreign Trade is the former liberal Chancellor Ricardo nyt Sion. Thus, for the first time all living ex-Chancellors take part in the same Cabinet.

The Emperor appoints two new conservative members of the Crown Council, compensating the loss of conservative members of this advisory body after several of its members died in the recent past.

March.-

Increase of 100 miles of land.

August.-

Increase of 300.000 soldiers in the Imperial Armed Forces.

September.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Yukon (TDO).

November.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO).

December.-

CyberNations event: an earthquake forces the Government to launch a Federal Aid Program, causing a loss of 5Ç per citizen.

 

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January.-

Increase of 100 units of tech through tech deal with Sovania (TDO).
 

April.-

Monthly donation to CyberNations, which brings a boost in Sildavia's economy and society.
 

July.- DEATH of LAST SURVIVOR of the SIXTH GENERATION

His Excellency Jorge Castelo-Kronstadt, Crown Counselor, died at 95 in the family residence of Vila-Castelo, Lusitania, Kingdom of Iberia. He was the last survivor of the sixth generation of the New Empire, the one of the mentaly ill Emperor Julio III , of his brother Prince Regent Francisco, of Chancellors Nicolas Alcazar and Michael Hamilton.

Born on 25th September 1645 in Vila-Castelo, he was the youngest son of Alfonso Castelo, former Secretary General of the Crown of Iberia, and Mercedes de Kronstadt-e-Iberia, who was born Crown Princess of Iberia, daughter of Queen Laura I and Archduke Jorge de Kronstadt-y-Latinia, himself granchild of Emperor Jorge III. But Princess Mercedes renounced to her titles and rights in 1610, when she married without the Royal Agreement a commoner, Paul Berlin-Latinia. The rebel princess had already provoked a scandal when in 1607 she became pregnant of Alfonso Castelo, the secretary general of her mother Queen Laura I of Iberia. At the death of the latter in 1628, the Crown of Iberia went to the Imperial Crown, due to the lack of legitimate heirs after the princess' morganatic marriage.

The scandal became outrageous when in 1635 it was discovered that Paul, aged 30, the only son of Mercedes, was not Paul Berlin-Latinia's son, but the son of Alfonso Castelo, who had continued to be Mercedes' lover. Mercedes and Mr. Berlin-Latinia divorced, and Mr. Castelo was destituted as Secretary of the Crown of Iberia. He married Mercedes, and in 1645 they were parents of a second son, the now deceased Jorge Castelo-Kronstadt. In time, he would have the largest fortune in Sildavia, coming not just from his own personal gains, but from collecting the heirlom of Iberia's Royal Family personal estates. In 1670 he married Mrs. Mercedes J. Reyes-Bucuresti, a Jorgenlander. They were parents of an only son, Alfonso.

Therefore, the late Mr. Castelo-Kronstadt was a descendant of the Imperial Dinasty and of the Royal Houses of Iberia and Latinia, although he didn't have any of the rights inherent to them. This didn't avoid him to develop a sucessful career, having been President of the Imperial Supreme Court during two 15 years periods, 1679-1694 and 1703-1718. From 1718 to 1730 he was Magistrate of the Supreme Court. He was Ambassador of Sildavia in the Principality of setia, then independent, from 1694 to 1703. The Emperor appointed him Crown Counselor in 1728. His son Alfonso Castelo-Reyes was Regent of Sildavia between 1703 and 1706.

His Excellency has been buried in La-Paz cemetery (Castilla, Iberia).

 

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February.-

Increase of 189 units of infrastructure.
 

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January.- 18th MAGISTRATURE of THE IMPERIAL SUPREME COURT

The Imperial Supreme Court has been renewed according to the Constitution after the twelve years of the 17th Magistrature have been finished.

Five Magistrates had been proposed to His Majesty by the two Chambers of Parliament gathered in a common body. Socialists and liberals, who sustained the ruling coalition, have more than enough votes to reach the 75% which is the minimum vote for the proposal. At first, the ruling coalition intention was to oust completely the conservatives from the list, but it has been said that His Majesty has made clear that no party should be totally excluded of an institution like the Supreme Court, which must be above partisan politics. Finally the conservatives have obtained one place, for two socialists and two liberals.

The remaining five Magistrates have been proposed by the professional associations of judges and jurists.

The new Court has presented the Crown with the proposal of Julio Estoril-Catalunya, a neutral, as President. The Emperor appointed him and the new Court took possession of its mandate in a ceremony presided by Their Imperial Majesties.

 

 

His Excellency Julio Estoril-Catalunya, new President of the Imperial Supreme Court


January.- New Crown Counselor

 

His Majesty the Emperor has appointed as Crown Counselor Her Excellency Lady Eugenia da Catalunya, outgoing President of the Supreme Court, member of the neutral association, who has been appointed Magistrate as proposed by the professional judges association.


January.- Appointment of the High Staff Chiefs of the Imperial Armed Forces

His Majesty the Emperor has accepted the Government's proposal and has appointed the Chiefs of Staff of each and every branch of the Imperial Armed Forces. These are four conservatives, one liberal and one neutral, as a proof that no partisan consideration has been taken into account, but the professional capability of the candidates. His Majesty has requested the new Chiefs of Staff to suspend their political militancy in their respective party, a requested that have been attended by them all.

 

January.- IMPERIAL HEIRESS STARTS SCHOOL

Archduchess Teresa, six years old, eldest child of the Emperor and Heiress presumptive to the Throne, has started primary school at the boarding school section of the Deutsche Schule, the most prestigious school in Teutoburg, the Germanian capital.

Until now, in the last two centuries all Imperial children have attended schools at Las Torres, a district of the principality of Kronstadt, but it is said that Her Majesty the Empress consort, born in Germania's Österreich county, has insisted in sending the Archduchess to the same school she attended during her childhood.

The Archduchess' state of health is said to be not the best to be wished, therefore there has been some criticism among courtiers, because they think that a boarding school will not help the Heiress' health to improve.

 

March.-

Increase of 2.000 soldier units and 1.000 tanks in the Imperial Armed Forces. A new unit, the 97th Infantry Brigade, has been named Archduchess Teresa, for the Heiress presumptive of the Crown. The six year old Archduchess attended the awarding of the Brigade's flag by her mother, Her Majesty Empress consort Cristina, and was largely cheered by the troops and crowd. The ceremony took place in Schönbrunn, capital of Österreich county, where the Brigade will have its headquarter.

 

August.-

Increase of 200 units of technology through tech deals with Yukon and LandoftheFree, from TDO.

 

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January.- IMPERIAL ARCHDUCHESS CRISTINA JOINS HER SISTER IN SCHOOL

Archduchess Cristina, six years old, second child of the Emperor and second in the line of succesion has started primary school at the boarding school section of the Deutsche Schule, where her elder sister Archduchess Teresa has been studying since one year ago.

March.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Sovania (TDO), the last one with this nation, because it will become a tech buyer.

July.-

Increase of 201 units of infrastructure.

 

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January.- GENERAL ELECTION. SOCIALISTS OUSTED FROM GOVERNMENT

The general election of the 41st Legilsature of the New Empire has taken place, and the result has been 38,5% for the socialists, 34,4% for the liberals and 27,1% for the conservatives. The Liberal Party has reached an agreement with the conservatives, thus ousting socialists and obtaining the Chancellery.

 

The Emperor has appointed as Chancellor the leader of the new majority and of the Liberal Party, Mr. Pieter van Arnhem, 37 years old.
 

January.-

His Majesty has appointed three new members of the Crown Council: Sir Jorge Tebas, OTO, who have been His Chancellor for the last fifteen years, and two conservatives, His Highness the Prince Federico of Honaunau and Lieutenant General Mihail tol Esterhazy, Chief of Staff of the Imperial Army. The partisan members of the Crown Council are now four for each of the three big political parties.

February.-

Effects derived from a CyberNations event from December 1739 (an earthquake in the northern regions) come to end, bousting the national GDP and private and public income.

July.- CN NEW WONDER INSTAURED

Interception Missiles System (IMS) has been built by the Government and officialy inaugurated by His Majesty the Emperor. Its headquarters are in Cosmodrome-Jorge-III, in Magyar county (Germania).
 

September.-

CN monthly donation for May 2014 produces a boost in Sildavia's economy and social figures.

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January.-

Increase of 200 units of technology through tech deal with Yukon and Land of the Free (TDO).

CynerNations EVENT: Floods provoked by torrential rain. Levees and barrages are built to avoid flooding in the future, but the spending causes a loss in national income.

 

SILDAVIA LEAVES THE DEMOCRATIC ORDER AND APPLIES FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE GREEN PROTECTION AGENCY

After 135 years of membership in The Democratic Order Alliance, Sildavia has left it and applied for membership in the Green Protection Agency of CyberNations.

The Government had been studying the move for a certain time, and the first memoranda concerning the change were prepared by the former socialist-liberal government of Chancellor Tebas. The Emperor has tried the formation of a National Union Government, to proceed into the change with the support of all political forces, but the socialist party refused to join the Cabinet, although supported the change.

Once accepted into the GPA, the main task of the Government is to rebuilt a trade system, because the changing of colour sphere in CyberNations to the Green Team penalizes the present trades within the Aqua Team. The Executive is confident in avoiding an economic crisis due to the change and assures that social and financial figures are encouraging, even after the losses caused by the alliance change.

 

March.-

Building of the new available defensive improvements: 3 Border Fortifications, 5 Bunkers and 2 radiation Containment Chambers.
 

July.-

Disolution of the five guerrila camps, to avoid deficit in the financial system due to the effects of the not-yet solved trade problem.

September.-

Increase of 100 techs and 9.000.000Ç thorugh financial agreement with United Nick, and increase of 100 techs thourgh tech deal with Yukon (TDO).

CyberNations begins to offer statistics on criminality, a field where Sildavia has good results.
 

November.- TDO-HALL BECOMES "PALAIS-des-NATIONS"

 

 

TDO-Hall, headquarters of International Organizations in Sildavia, which was built in Teutoburg (Deutschland county, Germania) in 1644, has been renamed "Palais-des-Nations" (Nations' Palace) and put under management of the Green Protection Agency, Sildavia's new alliance.

 

December.-

The Government orders the suppresion of the two Radiation Containment Chambers, an improvement which didn't have effects without the Radiation Cleanup bonus resource.

A Cybernations event causes loss of jobs and financial trouble, so the Government decides to cut military spending to boost citizens' income and happiness level.

Increase of 100 levels of tech through tech deal with Land of the Free (TDO).

GOOD PERSPECTIVES of NEW TRADE CIRCLE

The year ends with good perspectives of finding a new trade circle (8 bonus resources with uranium) in the green sphere where Sildavia now belongs.

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Inspite of the change of alliances and colour spheres in CyberNations, the social and economic figures of the year are very positive. The Emperor congratulates the Nation and the Government during His New Year's message.

Sildavia changes one of its two CyberNations resources, iron, for uranium, to adapt to a new tarde circle. National resources are now uranium and wheat.

 

May.- DEATH of IMPERIAL SECRETARY of DEFENSE and FORMER CHANCELLOR FERDINAND mac LITHLINGOW and APPOINTMENT of NEW SECRETARY

On May 28 died His Excellency and Grace Ferdinand mac Lithlingow, Crown Counselor and incumbent Secretary of Defense. He was a member of the Liberal Party, Heir widower of the County of Vermont-Boston, father of the present Countess Kirstin 1 mac Lithlingow-agus-Quirm and was Chancellor between years 1719 and 1729, when he presided a Government formed by a liberal-socialist coalition.

His Grace passed away at 71 in Riverside, the official seat of the Imperial Sectetary of Defense, and his funeral took place in Ta-Sekhet-Maat, the cemetery of the Kingdom of Colonias in Arabiya county. He has been buried in the family vault of the Counts of Vermont-Boston.

His Majesty has appointed, following the Chancellor's proposal, His Grace Gulermo da Palauocells-i-Donegal as new Imperial Secretary of Defense. He is the Heir of the March of Erin and also a liberal.

 

September.-

Loss of 10% of land due to a CyberNations event.

Increase of 500.000 soldiers and six new vessels in the Imperial Armed Forces. Reorganization of the Imperial Armed Forces, after the new CN wonders change the proportion which may be deployed abroad. The Government choose to maintain the existence of all Federal Military Units, althoguh reducing its effectives, increasing the composition of the Imperial Police units and creating many new units of the State Militias.
 

December.- DEATH of VIKTORIE I, QUEEN of LATINIA and GERMANIA

 

Her Majesty Queen Viktorie I of Latinia and Germania, age 71, passed away at Quirinale, Latinia's Royal Palace.

She was the last Latinian Sovereign of the House of Latinia. The Crown has now passed to her son Frang II, from Britania's Baringhebaile House.

The new King, like his sister Princess Victoria, is not married. So the Heirs presumptives of Latinia and Germania will be, after the Princess, the memebers of the Keikentry Family branch who are descendants of the Latinian and German Kings through Lady Ana tis Latinia-kai-Kronstadt, youngest duaghter of late King Alexandros IV of Latinia and III of Germania (1615-1680, King 1646-1680).
 

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January.-

Increase of 100 techs and 6.000.000Ç through donation by JWinkle, ruler of Yukon, who has decided his nation's deletion and wish to thank Sildavia for its long standing tech deal and the friendship offered to him.

March.-

Construction of three airports and one Rehabilitation Center.

Rebuilding of Sildavia Moon Mine, a national wonder established in 1703, but lost in 1732 due to its natural cyclical obsolescence. "Felipe II Moon Mine" produces radon.

May.-

Increase of 200 techs through tech deals with Apoldonia and Faralament (GPA).

September.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Emperor (GPA).

November.-

Death of Her Serene Highness Cristina de Keikentry-y-Österreich, Princess consort of Ilion, Heiress consort of the Principality of Setia.

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Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Teresa, Heiress of the Throne, has reached her teens. Having finished primary school with high marks, she will start now secondary school in the same school, the Deutsche Schule boarding section in Teutoburg (Germania).

March.-

Begining of the restauration of the ruins of Kronburg, in Kronberg mountains (Kronstadt). The new monumental building will be named Felipsburg, thus honouring the present Emperor.

 

March.- SILDAVIA is ACCEPTED AS FULL MEMBER in the GREEN PROTECTION ALLIANCE

On 29th March His Majesty's Government has announced that Sildavia has been awarded the status of full membership in our new alliance, the Green Protection Agency. The day has been declared a holiday, and the date will be observed as a conmemoration holiday every year from now.
 


Jubilant crowds have gathered all over the Nation to celebrate the news, which crown the national effort deployed during the last three years.

His Imperial Majesty has given a speech broadcasted by all TV and radio stations. He congratulates and thanks the entire population for the work which has been accomplished, although he made a mention to the sad circumstance that "certain political currents have not acted, as it should be expected, with the sense of responsibility due to the common national interest". This is a clear reference to the socialist party, which although having started the studies on the change of alliances during the past legislature leaded by them, and although supporting the change, refused to join a National Union government as proposed by the Emperor and accepted by liberals and conservatives. Socialist have lost popularity after this move, which is considered a partisan attituded towards a question of vital national importance.

 

The Emperor has created Chancelor van Arnhem a Knight of the Order of Las Torres de Oro, with life-long seat in the Senate, in recognition of his leadership along the process of change of alliances.

 

Sir Peter van Arnhem, OTO

April.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure, thus reaching the 10.500 infra level.

September.-

The Trade Circle for which Sildavia had been struggling for the last three years is finally closed. 8 bonus resources had been finally obtained from foreign trade, maximizing the economic and financial boost. Having reached again the radiation cleanup bonus resource, the Government establishes two Radiation Containment Chambers, plus another Rehabilitation Facility to correct effects of criminality.

November.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA).

December.-

Her Highness Diana von Österreich, Princess consort of Honaunau, passed away at 72 in the family residence of Honaunau (Kingdom of Colonias).
 

Increase of 100 techs thourgh tech deal with Land of the Brave (TDO).


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January.- GENERAL ELECTION, CONSERVATIVES WIN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY

General Election of the 42nd legislature brought a conservative absolute majority in both chambers of Parliament. Conservatives received 45% of the vote, followed by liberals with 33%. Socialists have been severely punished, after their refusal to take an active role during the alliance change, and came down from 38% of the vote and number one, to 21% and number three.

Conservative leader Grakia tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm, heiress consort of the March of Erin and a member of the family of the Princes of Honaunau, has been appointed Chancelor by His Majesty. Two of the government members, the Secretaries of Defense and of Home Affairs, have been appointed among the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces. The Government has proposed and His Majesty has appointed two new Chief of Staff for the Army and the Strategic Armed Forces. Lieutenant General Arthur Weser is the new Chief of Staff of the Army and Lieutenant General Vilmos Eger is the new Chief of Staff of the Strategic Armed Forces.
 

SIR PIETER VAN ARNHEM HAS BEEN CREATED MARQUESS of FÜRSTENBERG

 

 

The Emperor has created Sir Pieter van Arnhem, the liberal Chancelor who lead Sildavia into the GPA, first Marquess of Fürstenberg, Knight of the Holy Order of Set and Imperial Crown Counselor.

February.-

Increase of 100 techs and 9.000.000Ç through a financial agreement with United Nick.

Increase of 200 units of infrastructure.

On 28 February dies in his private home of Sildavia-House Sir Jorge Tebas, OTO and Crown Counselor, who was Chancelor of His Majesty from 1729 to 1744.

May.-

Increase of 500.000 soldiers, 1.000 tanks and a navy vessel in the Imperial Armed Forces.

September.-

Sildavia is trusted and charged by the Green Protection Alliance to reopen and maintain the Alliance's Embassy towards the North Atlantic Defense Coalition. The Embassy is opened and is provisonally taken care by Her Grace Juana de Tebas-y-Set, OTO, OS, Countess of Kheper and Ambassador to the GPA.

 

December.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.


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January.-

The Heiress of the Throne, Archduchess Teresa, starts her training semester in the Imperial Infantry.

February.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Faralament (GPA).

March.-

Privatization of 49% of the Sildavian Space Agency and of the Bank of Hesperides, which was largely controlled by the Principality of Setia.

April.-

The competence on tourism goes from the Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture to the Imperial Secretary of Social Affairs.

Monthly CyberNations donation. Instauration of two casinos and two red light districts, one rehabilitation facility and one jail.

May.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Kakera no Umi (GPA).

June.-

A CyberNations event provokes the loss of 2 environmental points.

July.-

The Heiress of the Throne, Archduchess Teresa, starts her training semester in the Imperial Cavalry.

November.-

A Cybernations event produces an increase of 1 point in happiness, due to the Government's decision of not touching a forest to build a commercial route.

Establishment of one prison.

On 10 November dies at 75 the Imperial Secretary of Defense, Lieutenant General Jan Maalhuis. The Chancelor proposes and His Majesty appoints as new Secretary of Defense Lieutenant General Roy Sto-Lat-Las-Torres-Lotaringia, until now Chief of Staff of the Imperial Secret Service. The Government proposes for this post, and His Majesty appoints, His Imperial Highness Archduke Francisco de Kronstadt-y-Liliput, the Emperor's brother, from the neutral association, who is promoted to the grade of Lieutenant General.
 

The Government proposes and His Majesty appoints Her Grace Dianasz tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm, Duchess consort of Girona, as ambassador of the Green Protection Agency towards the North Atlantic Defense Coalition. The new ambassador is member of the neutral association. She is the Chancelor's sister.

 

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January.-

The Heiress of the Throne, Archduchess Teresa, starts her training semester in the Imperial Navy. Her sister, Archduchess Cristina, begins her training semester in the Imperial Infantry.

July.-

The Heiress of the Throne, Archduchess Teresa, starts her training semester in the Imperial Air Force. Her sister, Archduchess Cristina, begins her training semester in the Imperial Cavalry.

August.-

Increase of 200 techs thorugh techdeals with Faralament and Apoldonia (GPA).

September.-

Begining of the works of restauration of the ruins of Kronburg, a castle from the Old Empire in Pomares district, Principality of Kronstadt.
 

November.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Kakera no Umi (GPA).

Increase of 200 units of infrastructure.

December.-

Increase of 100 miles of land.


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January.-

Remodelation of the Foreign Service. The embassies in Qvait and Perseus Island (NationStates) are declared vacant, due to the inactivity of both nations. New embassies are opened in the countries with whom Sildavia has active relations and exchanges: Land of the Free and Yukon, in The Democratic Order; Apoldonia and Kakera no Umi, in the Green Protection Agency; and United Nick, in Coalition of Royal Allied Powers.

The Heiress of the Throne, Archduchess Teresa, starts her training semester in the Strategic Arms service. Her sister, Archduchess Cristina, begins her training semester in the Imperial Navy.

March.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Yukon (TDO).

April.-

Increase of 5.000 units in the Imperial Armed Forces.
Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

May and June.-

A green team CyberNations proposal is adopted, with negative effects on Sildavia: gain of 3 points of happiness, but loss of 3Ç of income per hab., which together with the effects of CN heavy storms in June (-1 point happiness, -3Ç income per hab.) and another team proposal passed (-1,5 point of happiness for each one of the products iron, uranium and aluminium) brings strongly down the national GDP.

July.-

Archduchess Teresa, Heiress of the Imperial Crown, begins her training semester in the Imperial Secret Service, and her sister Archduchess Cristina begins her training semester in the Imperial Navy.

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA).

November.-

Increase of 200 units of infrastructure and 100 miles of land.

The Democratic Order is attacked by the Swash Plates And Tail Rotors (SPATR) Alliance, due to an incident of a TDO nation spying on them. Other alliances come to help SPATR. Sildavian public opinion thanks the Government and His Majesty for having foreseen the need of changing alliances in time before this new useless war. The Government freezes the tech deal with the nation of Yukon (TDO), due to its state of war, which breaks the neutrality pledge of GPA membership.

Another disastrous CN event: an earthquake provokes the loss of 5Ç of income per hab. The final balance of the year will be still slightly possitive, thanks to the investments done by the Government.

December.-

Instauration of the new National Wonder Political Lobbyists, giving Sildavia extra vote strength in the Green Senate.


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Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Teresa, Heiress of the Throne, begins her training semester in the Imperial Home Guard. Her sister Archduchess Cristina begins his training semester in the Imperial Strategic Arms.

February.-

The Sildavian Imperial Embassy in The Land of the Free (TDO) is closed, due to the inactivity and non compliance of this nation to the tech deal established between us. A Sildavian Embassy is opened in Unruhe (GPA), with whom Sildavia establishes a tech deal.

June.-

Increase of 200 units of infrastructure and 100 miles of land.

Increase of the Imperial Armed Forces: 5.000 units of soldiers, 4 new ships and 1.000 tanks.

Instauration of two new Rehabilitation Centers.

July.-

Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Teresa, Heiress of the Throne, begins her training semester in the Imperial Federal Police. Her sister Archduchess Cristina begins his training semester in the Imperial Secret Service.


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Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Teresa, Heiress of the Throne, has reached young adult age and begun her college years at Las Torres University. She is following a major in political science.
The Archduchess' health problems, from which she has been suffering since childhood, have been solved and she is now in perfect health state.

Her sister Archduchess Cristina has begun her semester training in the Imperial Home Guard.

January.- TENSE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION

CyberNations Planet is menaced by the unprovoked, undeclared war of Doombird Doomcave and its allies against the neutral alliance Pax Corvus.

 

January.- GENERAL ELECTION. APPOINTMENT of NEW CHANCELOR

The General Election of the 43rd legislature of the New Empire has taken place. Incumbent conservatives have won again an absolute majority in the Congress of Deputies, even larger tan the previous they had, but lost slightly the absolute majority in the Senate. However, this loss is due to the appointed senators, members of the Order of Las Torres de Oro, so conservatives still have absolute majority in elected seats.

Breaking all precedents, the conservative part has not renewed its confidence in the incumbent Chancelor, Her Grace Grakia tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm, and has elected a new leader, Mr. Gorka Gasteiz, 46 years old. The reason is that, due to the difficult international situation, a more military-minded Head of Government has been considered necessary.
Mr. Gorka Gasteiz has been appointed by His Majesty after receiving the confidence of the Congress of Deputies. He has formed a Government where the Vicechancellor is Admiral of the Imperial Navy Diana Caracas-Gembloux, and Lieutenant General Roy Sto-Lat-Las-Torres-Lotaringia, until now Imperial Secretary of Defense and before that Chief of the Imperial Secret Service High Staff, has taken responsibility on the Imperial Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Immediately after taking posession, the new Government asked Parliament for agreement, and received it, to declare an "orange alert state", increasing the level of alertness, instauring five guerrilla camps a<nd building the EMP Weaponization national wonder.
 

The Government has also ordered the immediate application of CN monthly donation, thus increasing Sildavia's figures and stats.

 

January.- NEW IMPERIAL SUPREME COURT

The New Imperial Supreme Court, 19th of the New Empire, has been appointed by His Majesty following the constitutional procedure. Ruling conservatives needed the support from liberal to obtain the prescribed 75% majority for the proposed political magistrates, but an intervention of the Emperor, who wanted to assure a spirit of national union in the present state of things, brought socialists also into the pact, giving them a magistrate.
 

The new Court has proposed, and His Majesty has appointed as president Her Grace Diazasz tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm, OS, Duchess consort of Girona and Heiress consort of the County of Vermont-Boston.
 

Her Grace was until now Ambassador of the Green Protection Agency to the North Atlantic Defense Coalition (NADC) alliance. His Majesty has appointed as new ambassador His Grace Alexandre de Meux-et-Arabiya-Galia, Heir of the Duchy of Jorgopolis.

 

 

January.-

Increase of 200 techs through tech deals with Kakera no Umi (GPA) and Yukon (TDO), since The Democratic Order has been declared out of the State of War.

March.- THE GOVERNMENT DECLARES a PRECAUTIONARY "STATE of WAR"

Since an unexpected and unprovoked spy operation have been deployed by a Doombird-Doomcave nation agaisnt a GPA nation -the alliance owner's one-, His Gracious Imperial Majesty's Government has requested, and the Parliament has unanimously approved, the declaration of "red alert" and the constitutionally foreseen State of War. The Governement has received all powers, general mobilization has been declared and all military informations have been put under the Official Secrets Act.

His Majesty has directed a speech to the Nation, broadcasted by all television and radio stations. "We hope", he declared, "that this will be just a precautionary measure and that the means and laws of a civilized world will avoid armed confrontation. But, if necessary, we shall fight with all our forces against tyranny and agression, as our parents did against the same foe 39 years ago. A peaceful nation which defends itself and fight for its freedom and for a peaceful world merits and gains respect from all. May the gods and godesses bless Sildavia and us all".

May.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Unruhe (GPA).

July.-

Her Imperial Highness Archudchess Cristina, youngest child of our Sovereigns and second in line to the Throne, has begun her training period in the Imperial Police.

November.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Kakera no Umi (GPA).
 

November.- OPENING of FÜRSTENBERG CASTLE

 

 

Fürstenberg Castle, the seat of the March of Fürstenberg, has been opened after its total refurbishment and restauration.

The magnificent residence, built in an estate with twin hills cut by a ravine, is in the heights of Österreich county (Kingdom of Germania).

Fürstenberg will be the residence of His Grace Pieter van Arnhem, first Marquis of Fürstenberg, and of his descendants.

 

December.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Unruhe (GPA).

 

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Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Cristina, the Emperor's youngest child and second-in-line to the Throne, has started her college years in Las Torres Military Academy. She will follow studies in the Imperial Infantry Army branch.

Increase of 5.000 Army units, 1.000 tanks and one battleship in the Imperial Armed Forces.

February.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA).
 

February.- IMPERIAL SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress have reached their silver wedding anniversary. They married on 25th February 1730 in a ceremony in Kronschloss Throne Hall, thus starting a union which have been and still is an example of love, mutual dedication and service to the Nation for the whole Empire.
 

 

Their Majesties have celebrated the date with a religious ceremony in Kronstadt's Grand Temple of Set, performed by High Priest His Holiness Rodolfo I. After the service, the Imperial Family received the acclamations of the people while parading in carriages through the capital, escorted by the Imperial Guard. After arriving in Kronschloss, they greeted the jubilant crowds from the Palace's main balcony, and attended a reception to which several hundreds of people were invited. Government, Heads of the Administration, diplomats and representatives from all ranges of Sildavia's social and economic life were present and payed their respects to Their Imperial Majesties.
 

We wish our Sovereigns many further years of happiness. May the Gods and Godesses bless our Gracious Emperor and Empress.


 

May.- Building of Kheper Palace completed

The building of Kheper Palace, in Tebas (Setia), has been completed. The palace is the seat of the County of Kheper, which has been created by His Majesty in the person of Her Grace Juana 1 de Tebas-Set.


July.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.

July.- DEROGATION of THE STATE of WAR

The Parliament has declared the end of the State of War, following a petition introduced by the Government. However, the adopted bill foresees a permanent precautionary high degree of alert to cope with the unsure and unstable international situation in CyberNations.

August.-

Building of Casa-Pinto, in Lusitania, and Paalen-Hus, in Skandinavia.

October.-

Two resolutions adopted by the Green Senate Team in CyberNations have a negative effect on the figures of income per capita in Sildavia. There is widespread dissatisfaction among Sildavia's opinion with the new system of Team Resolutions in CyberNations.


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May.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Unruhe (GPA).

September.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA).
Increase of 100 units of technology and 9.000.000Ç through financial operation with United Nick (CRAP).

December.-

Begining of the T.I. within GPA. Sildavia takes part in it.


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January.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure and 100 miles of land.

The first-borns of the nith generation reach full age.

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Kakera no Umi (GPA), paid by Euclidean Space.

A CyberNations event produce a loss of 2 points in population's happiness.

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Unruhe (GPA).

 

 

March.-

The building of Villa-Petrescu finishes in Orashmare (Romania county, Kingdom of Latinia).

November.- DEATH of HIGH PRIEST OF SET RODOLFO I

His Holiness Rodolfo I, High Priest of Set, passed away at age 82 in his residence of Setschloss.

His Holiness was the son of Supreme God Set, who begot him in the previous High Priest Julio I. The union of a God and a mortal, which has taken place place only a few times in Sildavia's history, produced two children, Rodolfo I and his sister Crsitina, Priestess of Set, who died at 61 in 1736.
Both were parents of Alberto de Set-Keikentry, who was appointed Priest of Set and Heir to the High Priesthood, according to the God's wishes.

So His Holiness Alberto I has been proclaimed now by the Emperor, Supreme Pontifex of the Cult of Set, High Priest of Set. Alberto I has been consacrated in the Temple of Setschloss, considered to be the God's residence. His Holiness is not married and has no children, so the risk of seeing a Priestly Dinasty being established seems to diappear. At least for the moment.

 

 

 

His Holiness Alberto I, High Priest of Set

December.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure and 100 miles of land.


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January.-

CyberNations event: an earthquake provokes huge damages and brings down the National Product in 5Ç per capita. This, combined with the end of two Green Team agreements in Cybernations, produces a negative growth in the financial and economic index, for the first time in the last 12 years.

February.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Biffyland and another 100 techs through a special program with Kakera no Umi.

 

March.- FULL AGE of HEIRESS, ARCHDUCHESS TERESA

On 9th March Her Imperial Highness Archduchess Teresa, eldest child of our Sovereign, has turned 22, thus reaching her full age.

The event was celebrated with a solemn session in Kronschloss' Throne Hall, where His Majesty the Emperor awarded His daughter with the Order of Set and the Order of Las Torres de Oro, Grand Commander. The Imperial Family proceeded then to the Great Temple of Set, where a religious ceremony hold by High Priest Alberto I took place. The Imperial Family rode back later to Kronschloss in a carriages procession, cheered by thousands along the avenues and streets of our capital city.

 

The Emperor, the Empress and Archduchess Teresa

Archduchess Teresa and His Imperial Majesty


March.-

Monthly CyberNations donation, which boost Sildavia's growth.

May.-

Increase of 20 units of technology.

August.-

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Unruhe (GPA).

September.-

Sildavia cancels diplomatic relations with Jearilum, which hasn't honoured the due payment of 100 techs in the special program in which it takes part in GPA. The debt is payed by the nation of Euclidean Space.

December.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Biffyland (GPA) and increase of 100 techs thorugh tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA).


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January.-

CyberNations events continue to provoke disastrous results, but the year economic balance is nonetheless a positive one, thanks to the CN donation made during last year.

Graduation of Archduchess Cristina, youngest daughter of our Sovereign, in the Imperial Military Academy. Her Imperial Highness has obtained with high marks her dispactch of officer of the Imperial Infantry.
 

January.- CONSERVATIVES WIN ELECTION. HISTORIC RECORD

The General Election of the 44th Legislature has result in a landslide victory of the incumbent conservative party and its leader Chancelor Gorka Gasteiz. With 54,2% of the vote and a majority in seven of the eight Federated Kingdoms and Principalities, conservatives obtained an absolute majority in both Chambers. It is the largest majority in more than two hundred years of New Empire's history.

Socialists suffered a major defeat, with just 11,8% of the vote, only two seats in the Congress and no seat in the Senate.

April.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Unruhe (GPA).

May.-

Increase of 100 techs through donation of Euclidean Space (GPA).

September.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Biffyland (GPA) and 100 further techs through tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA).
Increase of 100 techs and 9.000.000Ç through financial operation with United Nick.
 

November.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Kakera no Umi (GPA).

December.-

Increase of 100 units of infrastructure.


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March.- IMPERIAL WEDDING of ARCHDUCHESS TERESA, HEIRESS OF THE THRONE, AND PRINCE ENRIQUE of LATINIA and GERMANIA

It was no secret that there had been for many years a dynastic pact to marry Archduchess Teresa, Heiress of the Imperial Throne, to the Heir of the Kingdoms of Latinia and Germania, thus going further into the unification of the Kingdoms and Principalities under the Imperial Crown. The pact was established when the future spouses were children.

The big surprise in the wedding which has taken place in Kronschloss Imperial Palace is the identity of the bridegroom. The heir to Latinia and Germania was Prince Roy, of the House of Keiken, who had been educated and prepared for his future roles as King and Imperial consort. What nobody could forsee was that Prince Roy would destroy the plans of dynasties and politicians by marrying, without authorisation of the King of Latinia and Germania and of their State parliaments, with a commoner, thus loosing his rights and titles and provonking a huge scandal.

His second brother, Prince Enrique de Keiken-y-Liliput, has come to the foreground as Heir of Latinia and Germania, and through a quick move, as bridegroom to the Imperial Heiress.

There is no question of a love affair, but Archduchess Teresa and Prince Enrique appeared calm and happy while they performed their dynastic duties engaging in a marriage celebrated in Kronschloss, followed by a religious ceremony in the Great Temple of Set.

We wish the new couple happiness and wisdom in their important functions.


August.- NEW MOON COLONY

Sildavia's Moon Colony was obsolete and had to be closed, so the Government has ordered the building of a new one, which has been officialy opened by Their Majesties during a ceremony celebrated in Cosmodrome-Jorge-III in the county of Magyar (Germania).

Monthly CyberNations donation, which brings a boost in population, territorial and financial figures.

December.-

Increase of 400 units of technology through tech deals with Unruhe, The Freeland, Biffyland and Kakera no Umi (GPA).


December.- STATUES OF EMPEROR and EMPRESS UNVEILED in KRONSCHLOSS and in the IMPERIAL MUSEUM

Statues of crease of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress have been unveiled both in Kronschloss Palace and in the Imperial Museum. They have been realized by master Sildavian sculptors.


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January.- WORLD WAR

A major conflict has broken among many great alliances, submerging the world in chaos and destruction and cutting many inter-alliances trade and tech deals. The Green Protection Agency has proclaimed its perpetual neutrality, but the alert level is at the highest point.

April.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Apoldonia (GPA). This operation closes the tech deal with this nation, which is becoming a tech buyer instead of seller.

September.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Kakera no Umi (GPA).

December.-

Increase of 100 techs through tech deal with Biffyland (GPA).

Building of Forward Operating Base National Wonder, which opens a further war slot for Sildavia.


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1712 - 1762

GOLDEN JUBILEE of HIS GRACIOUS IMPERIAL MAJESTY FELIPE II

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1762, THE YEAR of HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY's GOLDEN JUBILEE

 

 

His Gracious Imperial Majesty Felipe II's reign began 50 years ago, on 24th June 1712, when His father Emperor Felipe I died suddenly at 37 years after only six years of reign. The Emperor was six years old and, according to the Constitution, the Regency was trusted to His Imperial Majesty the Dowager Empress Teresa.

These 50 years have seen many events, some tragic ones like the terrible War against Fundamentalism (1715-1716), but it has mostly been a happy period of Sildavia's History. The economic and social recovery since the War have been astonishing. The Jubilee Year will be marked by many celebrations.

Long live our Emperor!

 

JANUARY.-

The World War continues and involves now even more alliances and nations.

The General Income Tax has been fixed at 28%, after many years at 30%. The reason is that the Government, who projected a tax reduction since long ago, has put it now in force after several CyberNations and Green Team events provoked a reduction of the population's happiness, which could bring an economic crisis. The Government policy has obtained a slightly positive result in economic terms, and the continuation of the positive balance between public income and expenditures.

Increase of 200 units of infrastructure.

Increase of 100 units of technology through tech deal with Biffyland.

Monthly Cybernations donation.

 

SILDAVIA LEAVES CYBERNATIONS and JOIN NATIONSTATES

Cybernations, which had been the support of Sildavia's roleplay for many years of the Sildavian calendar as well as of the Vulgar Era, has leaved Cybernations. The platform had become an environment only fit for warmongers, the rules and principles of the cybergame have fostered players who base their activities in wild, unprovoked agressions, and even a powerful neutral alliance like GPA can't do anything practical to stop it.

Therefore, by unanimous decision of all authorities and social groups, Sildavia leaves Cybernations and begin to readapt herself to Nationstates.
 

DECEMBER.-

Government reorganization.-

At His Government's proposal, His Imperial Majesty has signed an Imperial Decree changing the denomination of the Imperial Secretary of Foreign Trade to Imperial Secretary of Production and Trade. The department will be in charge not just of home and foreign trade, but of industry, minery, agriculture and fisheries, previously under the competence of the Imperial Secretary of Infrastructures, as well as of tourism, until now a competence of the Imperial Secretary of Social Affairs.

 

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January.- GENERAL ELECTION

The General Election of the 46th Legislature takes place with the rebirth of the Nationalist Party as major innovation.
The Nationalist Party imploded in August 1716 due to the internal struggle that the question of joining a Government of National Union -during the War against Fundamentalism which was ravaging the world at the time- provoked among nationalists. The party disbanded and its leading figures joined the conservative party, while the rest of its deputies and senators declared themselves "neutrals".
Now the Nationalist Party has entered again the political arena, making difficult to obtain majorities due to the proportional electoral system.
Conservatives still lead the results with 35,6% of the vote, and socialist and liberals obtain a practical tie result with 24,1% and 24,0%, respectively. Nationalists obtain a good result for a "newly-arrived" player in the political game, with 16,3% of the total vote and an absolute majority and control of the State government in the Principality of Setia.
All analysts expected a renewal of the ruling Conservative-Liberal coalition under Chancellor Gasteiz, but the surprise came with both Conservatives and Liberals reluctant to revive their collaboration following the same distribution of executive responsibilities. Chancellor Gasteiz broke all expectations when he reached an agreement with the Socialist Party, and the Congress of Deputies approved the new coalition, which has only a +1 majority in the Senate.
Most political scientists and experts have proposed to change the present electoral system, to facilitate the formation of clear majorities in the future and avoid the instability of a permanent negotiation-prone executive. Chancellor Gasteiz has promised the formation of an independent and multi-partisan committee to discuss the matter.
The fact is that Chancellor Gasteiz, who is now His Grace the Count of Moulinsart, has obtained his 4th mandate as Head of the Government, a record unseen for a whole century after Chancellor Alsander Donegal, who was created Marquis of Erin, was Chancellor for 30 years (between 1659 and 1689) during part of the reign of Emperor Jorge VI, the entire reign of Francisco II and part of the reign of Julio III.

June.-

SUDDEN DEATH of EMPRESS CONSORT CRISTINA
Her Majesty Empress consort Cristina de Österreich has died victim of a brain stroke

Her Imperial Majesty is dead. The Consort of our Sovereign, who was only 64 years old, has passed away due to a sudden and massive brain stroke in Kronschloss Palace today, 8 June 1769.
Her Majesty, who appeared to be in good health, had always developed her busy official agenda and this morning She made a visit to schools in Las Torres (Kronstadt), where She met teachers and students and made several speeches promoting universal education policies directed to foster social, inter-genders, cultural and racial integration. She partook a school meal with teachers and students and, according to all attendants, “She appeared delighted”.
Immediately after Her arrival back in Kronschloss Imperial Palace Her Majesty apparently fainted. Emergency medical services were called, but doctors couldn’t but certify the death of our Empress.
The news have fall down on the country like a thunderstroke. Short afterwards arrived at Kronschloss Their Imperial Highnesses the Princes of Kronstadt, Teresa -Heiress of the Crown and daughter of the late Empress- and her spouse Enrique; Her Imperial Majesty Empress Mother Teresa; and their Highnesses the Heirs of the Principality of Setia, Princess and Archduchess Cristina -also daughter of the deceased Empress- and her husband Prince Ricardo.
The Government has declared three days of mourning in Sildavia, as well as an official mourning day on the Empress’ funeral day. Her remains will lie in State in Kronschloss Palace during the next five days under the custody of the Imperial Guard, and members of all different branches of the Imperial Armed Forces will take duty shifts around the catafalque. All people who desire to pay homage to their late Sovereign Consort will be able to do so, and long files have already begun to form in front of the Palace. The Sildavian Red Star of Set has already settled a plan with teams and equipment in place to take care of the mourners’ needs with medical assistance, water and other facilities.
On 14th June a solemn procession will take the remains of the late Empress from Kronschloss Palace to the Great Temple of Set in Kronstadt’s district of Puertokron, along Kronplatz, Jorge III Avenue, Emperador street, Emperatriz street, crossing Kron river at Puente Viejo and then along Camino Real, Chancellor Stockholm street and Puertokron street to reach the Temple.
A State ceremony will take place in the Temple directed by His Holyness Francisco I, Supreme Priest of Set, in presence of His Imperial Majesty and the whole Imperial Family, Government, Members of the Imperial Parliament and of the Supreme Court, Governors of the Federated States, The King and Queen of Latinia and Germania and the Princes of Setia, the Imperial Nobility, Diplomatic Corps and representatives of civic associations and organisations. The service will be broadcasted live on national and international networks, as well as in giant screens installed in different spots all around Sildavia.
Our grief is Sildavia’s grief. We are whole-heartedly with our Sovereign Emperor Felipe II, who has lost a beloved spouse and a magnificent partner in His official duties.


EMPRESS CRISTINA: A LIFE DEDICATED TO DO HER DUTY

39 years ago, in May 1730, a young member of Germania’s nobility, Cristina de Österreich, married Emperor Felipe II and became Her Majesty Empress Consort Cristina.
Born on 27 June 1705
in Schönbrunn, capital of Germania's county of Österreich, she grew up in her parent’s family manor at the shores of the Schönsee. She met her future spouse, who became Emperor Felipe II in 1712 at only 6 years old after the untimely death of His father Emperor Felipe I, during the Imperial Family vacations in their nearby Summer palace and estate of Schönburg. Cristina and Felipe developed a relation which became in time marriage.
Cristina wasn’t Emperor Felipe’s first choice. His first cousin -on both father's and mother's side- Lady Alicia de Liliput-y-Kronstadt, with whom He had a close relationship since childhood, was His first love. But the young lady was a committed member of the conservative party, which aroused doubts about her capacity to deploy the necessary neutrality as the Emperor's consort, in view that she would become Empress immediately after the wedding, with no time of transition between partisanship and co-bearer of the Imperial Crown. His Majesty called for a meeting of the Crown Council, which produced a negative advice on the proposed marriage. Although Crown Council meetings are confidential, rumours told that the opinion contrary to the wedding was overwhelming: two thirds of the members issued a negative advice. The Emperor took the advice, and soon after, on 25th May 1729, the wedding with Cristina de Österreich was announced.

The young bride-to-be was 23 years old. Several months older than His Majesty, she attended Deutsche Schule in Teutoburg for her primary and secondary education and then followed Law Studies at Las Torres University, where she graduated in June 1727. Lady Cristina, member of an old family of Germania's nobility, worked as attorney and legal advisor in a prestigious firm of lawyers in Teutoburg, but she quited her job immediately to prepare herself for her future station and duties as Empress consort of Sildavia.
 
Lady Cristina was known for being a keen rider and equestrian fan. He was described at the time by some of her former fellow students at Tebas as "frugal, bookworm, and positively ambitious, although sometimes over-emotional". "She can even be socially awkward at times", said one of these sources, "but this is probably due to the fact that she grew up in her family's estate in the countryside and loves nature over ceremony. Anyway, she has enough resources to overcome this and become a great Empress".
This was the case. Empress Cristina has left Her mark on Sildavia and the Imperial Family. Her life had also its share of tragedy, when on 26 November 1737 died Her first-born child Francisco, Prince of Kronstadt and Heir of the Crown, when he fell down from a balcony in Kronschloss Palace. The Imperial Family was devastated, but the Empress came over the tragedy and helped the Emperor to continue to fulfil His duties, and dedicated Herself to the good of Sildavia and to the education of Her two daughters, the Heiress Teresa and the Archduchess Cristina. In her last years She was also dedicated to Her four grandchildren, the Prince of Sildavia Fernando and her sister Archduchess Ana, children of Princess Teresa, and Cristina and Teresa, children of Archduchess Cristina, who has become Princess Heiress consort of Setia.

Rest in peace our beloved Empress.

 

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DEATH · of · EMPRESS-MOTHER · TERESA
Her Majesty Empress Mother Teresa has died at 94 in Kronschloss

Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Mother Teresa is dead. Our Sovereign's Mother, who was 96 years old, had been suffering of heart weakness.

Two years ago, after Empress Cristina's sudden and untimely death, Her Majesty had decided to move from her residence in Puertoreal to Kronschloss Imperial palace, to help her son Emperor Felipe II to cope with his loss. The same move was made by the Princess of Kronstadt and Heiress to the Crown, her husband and children; they moved from Jorgenschloss to Kronschloss to help her father.

Empress Teresa was a figure which will be remembered as one of Sildavia's history finest ones.

She was born on 2nd January 1675, her birth taken place, exceptionally, in the Great Temple of Set in Kronstadt's district of Puertokron, which her mother was visiting at thre time. The place of her birth was considered a good omen, and therefore she was nicknamed as "born under Set".

Teresa de Liliput-y-Anglia was, like the Emperor he later married, a direct descendant of Miguel I, the last Emperor of the Old Empire, who reigned from 1410 to 1435 and was killed during the revolution. She was a member of the only branch which had maintained the name of the last reigning dinasty before the fall of the Old Empire, the Liliputs, and also the exclusive right to bear the title of "Archdukes" and "Archduchess" not being a child of an Emperor or a heir to the Crown.
She studied at the prestigious Deutsche Schule boarding school in Teutoburg (Germania), and later graduated in political science at Las Torres University.
In 1700 she married the Prince of Sildavia Felipe, then second in line to the Crown as son of Francisco, Prince of Kronstadt, and nephew of the incapacitated Emperor Julio III. Her father-in-law Prince Francisco died in 1703, her husband becoming Prince of Kronstadt and herself the Princess consort of Kronstadt.
Three years later, in 1706, Julio III died and Felipe became Emperor as Felipe I, his consort Teresa becoming Empress consort.
They were parents of three children. The firstborn in 1705 was Carlota, who was styled Princess of Kronstadt and Heiress until the birth of her brother, Felipe, in 1706, when she became Archduchess Carlota. In 1707 was born Archduke Francisco.
Felipe I's reign was among the shortest in Sildavia's history, as he suddenly died from a brainstroke in 1712 at only 37 years, while he was working in his office in Kronschloss.
This transformed Empress consort Teresa not just in Empress Dowager, but also in Empress Mother of Felipe II, who was only 6 years old, and according to the Constitution, The Senate and the Congress of Deputies appointed her, in a common session, Regent of Sildavia during the Emperor's minority.
Nobody knew that this extraordinary weel-prepared and conscious Lady would be at the wheel as Haed of State in-function and Commander-in-Chief in-function during one of the most difficult times in the Nation's history, the Great War against Fundamentalism which lasted from 1717 to 1719, although its aftermaths were present for a long period afterwards. Nobody will ever forget her courage, her personal sacrifice -she insisted in sharing the life of the Armed Forces high staff in the Central Military Command at Riverside during all the years of the war- and her own personal grief when her firstborn child, Archduchess Carlota, died at only 12 years on 26th November 1717, victim of an accident with a hand grenade when she was in the ranks, as all teenagers of Sildavia were during the pahse of total mobilisation during the wartime.
In 1728 Emperor Felipe II reached full age and Empress Teresa's regency came to an end, but she never stopped her activities as main supporter of her son. When the Emperor married Cristina de Österreich in 1730, the Empress Mother gave another proof of her wisedom by announcing, immediately after the wedding, that she would move from Kronschloss to Puertoreal, so that the main seat of the Imperial Household would be under the sole command of the Empress consort. She never failed in accomplishing a busy agenda of work, but always insisting in being at second rank behind her daughter-in-law the Empress consort, with whom she always had a close and good relation. She was a source of strength for the whole Imperial Family when her grandchild Prince Francisco of Kronstadt, Heir to the Throne, only two years old, diedn in 1737 in an accident in Kronschloss.
Two years ago, when the Empress consort suddenly died, Empress Mother Teresa, 92 years old and already suffering from heart condition, insisted in moving back to Kronschloss, to help her son the Emperor to cope with his grief and act, together with her granddaughter the Princess of Kronstadt and Heiress to the Crown, as 'First-Lady' and patron of many foundations and initiatives developed by the Imperial Family.

Some days ago the Empress heart condition became serious and it was decided to transfer her to Ottokar Hospital, but she -who remained conscient and clear-minded until the end- insisted in staying back at Kronschloss, where she received all the medical care which could be offered at her age and condition. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, Emperor Felipe II and Archduke Francisco, her five grandchildren -among them His Holiness Francisco I, Great Priest of Set- and their spouses.


OFFICIAL MOURNING and FUNERAL


The Government has declared three days of mourning in Sildavia, as well as an official mourning day on the Empress’ funeral day. Her remains will lie in State in Kronschloss Palace during the next five days under the custody of the Imperial Guard, and members of all different branches of the Imperial Armed Forces will take duty shifts around the catafalque.
Sildavian Armed Forces will honour the Lady who was their Commander-in-Chief at wartime by firing a 20-gunshot salute twice a day until the funeral. All people who desire to pay homage to their late Sovereign Consort will be able to do so, and long files have already begun to form in front of the Palace. The Sildavian Red Star of Set has already settled a plan with teams and equipment in place to take care of the mourners’ needs with medical assistance, water and other facilities, as they did on the sad occasion of Empress Cristina's death.
On 15th September a solemn procession will take the remains of the late Empress from Kronschloss Palace to the Great Temple of Set in Kronstadt’s district of Puertokron, along Kronplatz, Jorge III Avenue, Emperador street, Emperatriz street, crossing Kron river at Puente Viejo and then along Camino Real, Chancellor Stockholm street and Puertokron street to reach the Temple.
A State ceremony will take place in the Temple directed by His Holyness Francisco I, Supreme Priest of Set, in presence of His Imperial Majesty and the whole Imperial Family, Government, Members of the Imperial Parliament and of the Supreme Court, Governors of the Federated States, The King and Queen of Latinia and Germania and the Prince of Setia, the Imperial Nobility, Diplomatic Corps and representatives of civic associations and organisations. The service will be broadcasted live on national and international networks, as well as in giant screens installed in different spots all around Sildavia.
Sildavia is in mourning. We ahve lost a Great Empress and a Great Lady.


 
 

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GOVERNMENT CRISIS  AVERTED  THROUGH EMPEROR's MEDIATION

A political crisis has been avoided thanks to His Majesty the Emperor's mediation.

The financial results of the 1971 fiscal year proved that the actual tax rates on corporation values was practically provoking a legal "expropriation" for many shareholders, who in spite of getting high benefices from their investments, couldn't pay the taxes for their shares and for their savings.

Chancelor Gasteiz, who had already warned in the past about this problem, decided to put down the estate tax rates, helped by the Secretary of Treasure, also a member of the conservativeparty, Mr. Federic da Palauocells-i-Sion. But he Socialist Party, partner in the Government coalition, refused to do so and menaced to quit the government and thus provoke a political crisis, because the Executive wouldn't have a majority in the Congress to sustain its political life.

His Majesty, warned by the Chancelor, invited the leaders of the Socialist Party to meet with HIM and the Chancelor, to mediate between the government partners and avoid a cirisis which would damage the Exceutive's stability, more necessary than ever in view of the huge task of reconstruction and reorganisation which is being done to Sildavia and -specifically at this moment- to ists Armed Forces.

His Majesty obtained a compromise between conservatives ans socialists, so that a law was adopted in Parliament reducing the estate tax rate, but increasing the inheritance tax rates.

Public opinion praises the Emperor's action, which confirms the importance of the role of the Crown in Sildavia's life.


CREATION · of · TWO · NEW · BRANCHES · of · THE · IMPERIAL · ARMED · FORCES

Mrs. Victoria Castelo-Estoril, Imperial Secretary of Defense

At Government's initiative, and with full support of His Imperial Majesty, the Parliament has passed a bill creating two new branches in the Imperial Armed Forces.

The first one is the Imperial Corps of Engineers, and the seconf the Imperial Medical Corps. Both were until now fully integrated in the Imperial Infantry, but now each one will have its own High Staff command and their respective insignias. Both branches are integrated in the Imperial Army.

The move comes within the great effort of reconstruction and restructuration of the Imperial Armed Forces, coordinated by the Imperial Secretary of defense Mrs. Victoria Castelo-Estoril, conservative.

Rumors are saying that the Emperor is so satisfied with Mrs. Castelo-Estoril's work, that she is being considered for the next List of Honours, but the answer we obtained from the Marshall of the Imperial Household has been just "no comment".

Insignia of the Imperial Engineers

Insignia of the Imperial Medical Corps


DIAMOND · JUBILEE · CELEBRATIONS
Inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee Culture Centre

On 24 June 1712 died Emperor Felipe I, and although this sad event put Sildavia into mourning, it also brought the reign of our present Emperor Felipe II.

60 years ago, a 12 years-old child-Emperor began His reign, then under the Regency and care of His beloved Mother, the late Empress Teresa. She died last year and she couldn't see the celebration of His Majesty's Diamond Jubilee on the Throne.

But life goes on, and Sildavia is filled during 1772 of all kind of events and festivals to celebrate our Emperor and wish Him an even longer reign over us.

Among the central events is the inauguration of the "Diamond Jubilee Culture Centre", a Temple of the Arts in the city of Tebas, the capital of the district of Khemet in the Principality of Setia.

Tebas is a renown university and culture hub in Sildavia, second only to the university city of Las Torres. It has now a magnificent Culture Centre, which has been inaugurated by His Majesty the Emperor, accompanied by the Imperial Family, Chancellor Gasteiz, members of the government and the Princely Family of Setia.

Arrival of the Imperial Family: Prince Enrique, Prince consort of Kronstadt; Archduchess Ana; Princess Teresa of Kronstadt with her son Prince Fernando of Sildavia; and His Majesty the Emperor.

His Majesty inaugurates the Diamond Jubilee Culture Centre.


His Majesty the Emperor with the Heiress, Her Imperial Highness Princess Teresa of Kronstadt, and her husband, Prince Enrique, Heir of the Kingdoms of Latinia and Germania.

Section view of the Diamond Jubilee Culture Centre, which has a theatre, a library, an art gallery, a cafeteria and an open air museum and gardens.

NATIONALISATION · of · SILDAVIA · SPACE · AGENCY

Cosmodrome Jorge III

Our country had been fully engaged in Outer Space activities since at least 1538, when Sildavia Space Agency was created. It was entirely owned by the Imperial State and it built the Cosmodrome Jorge III in the county of Magyar (Germania), which has been since then under co-management of the Imperial Secretaries of Defense, and of Science and Culture.

This situation became a confusing one when in year 1750 the conservative government under Chancellor Her Grace Grakia tol Esterhazy-meg-Quirm decided to privatise the firm in 49%, retaining for the Federal State 51% of the shares. Many experts denounced the intervention of private affairs and of individual shareholders in an activities which involve very sensitive matters of first importance for Sildavia's national defense and security, most of them under the Official Secrets Act; furthermore, where part of the instalations are a base of the Imperial Air Force.

Now that the Socialist Party is also in the government, as part of the ruling conservative-socialist coalition, they have strongly lobbied for a re-nationalisation of the Space Agency.

It is said that, again, His Majesty the Emperor has played a major role in promoting a compromise between both ruling parties. The Government offered to buy the private-owned shares at an advantageous price, higher than the market value. 99% of the owners accepted, so the Parliament passed a bill imposing the legal expropriation of the remaining shares.

Sildavia Space Agency is now again a public-owned corporation, a move which has been welcomed by a huge majority of the public opinion.

 


SILDAVIA · IS · BUILDING · ITS · OWN · SPACE · STATION

Sildavia Space Agency announce that a Space Station, permanently orbiting Earth, is under construction and that the main structure is already fixed.

The project is being co-managed by the Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture and the Imperial Secretary of Defense. Sources from the last department have announced that "there are projects being considered about creating an Armed Forces Space branch, but it isn't yet decided if it will be a new separate Corps, or if it will be part of the Imperial Air Force".


APPOINTMENT · of · NEW · MEMBERS · of · the · COUNCIL · of · the · IMPERIAL CROWN

On the occasion of Sildavia's National Day on 27th December, His Majesty the Emperor has appointed seven new members of the Council of the Imperial Crown, the institution created by Himself in 1728.

Its function is to act as a mere consultative and counseling body to the Sovereign, in all matters which are within their decisions and prerrogatives. Membership is subjected to the Sovereign' free will. The Council meets at the Emperor's request, or if two thirds of its membership ask it. The Council doesn't have any constitutional, normative or official political power.

The new members are covering the ranks let empty by counselors who have passed away, and they are:

Ms. Victoria Castelo-Estoril, actual Imperial Secretary of Defense, for her work in reconstructing and reorganising the Imperial Armed Forces.
His Roy I, King of Latinia and Germania, for His High Title and Representation.
Her Grace Victoria am Camelot-ac-Meux, heiress consort of the Duchy of Jorgopolis, Member of the Order of Las Torres de Oro and life-long Senator, for her merits.
His Excellency Julio Estoril-Catalunya, Magistrate of the Supreme Court, for his function as President of the same Supreme Court between 1742 and 1754.
Ms. Elenea dea Romania, for professional merits.
Lieutenant General Guillermo Caracas-Hamilton, for professional merits.
His Holiness Francisco I, High Priest of Set, for His High Title and Representation.


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JANUARY.- GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES
THAT SILDAVIA SPACE STATION IS ORBITING THE PLANET!

A special press conference was called today at Casa-Blanca, the Chancellor's residence, where "an important announcement" was to be made at noon.

Chancellor Gasteiz appeared at 12 o'clock and informed that Sildavia Space Station, SSS, is already in orbit and fully functioning. Its crew of 25 members, 10 members from the Imperial Armed Forces and 15 scientists, are in place.

The whole operation of assembling the Station has lasted several months, with several launches done from Cosmodrome Jorge III in Magyar County (Federated Kingdom of Germania). The operations have been put under the Official Secret Act, but the Chancellor has assured that special committees of both Chambers -Deputies and Senators- have been informed and have guarded supervision of the entire process.

"Sildavia is a peaceful nation, and we shall work in space like we do on Earth, in the benefit of humankind and with good will towards other nations", said the Chancellor. "But, of course, our Space Station is well prepared, like Sildavia itself, to fight against anyone who tries to do harm to us or to the human species", he added.


An image of the Sildavia Space Station as it flies over the Iberian Peninsula and Northern Africa. The picture was taken from one of the several auxiliar space vessels which are part of the Station's equipment.

SILDAVIA · ENTERS · THE · EUROVOICE · 34 · SONG CONTEST

 

Sildo-RTV, the public broadcasting corporation, has announced that Sildavia will take part in the Eurovoice 34 song contest launched by the The Apostolic Kingdom of Angleter in NationStates.

The event will take place in the city of Halibon, in Angleter, in the New Berea Arena, a venue which can host an audience of 16.000. The contest will be broadcasted by Sildavian radio and TV stations.

Our country will be represented by the famous singer MariCarmen Mulet, from the island of Jorgopolis (Dominion of Jorgenland), who will perform the song "Volverme Isla" (To become the Island).
Here is LINK to a record of the singer and the song.


SILDAVIA · ENDS · THE · BAN · ON · IMMIGRATION

 

The Government has put an end to the ban on immigration, which was an issue on which Sildavia had been criticised for years.

Conservatives and Socialists, both parties in the ruling coalition, agreed on a bill put to the vote of the Parliament, ending the ban on immigration and allowing a controlled immigration system. In the oppositon, liberals had join the governement parties and voted also in favour, with only the Nationalist Party opposing it. Chancellor Gasteiz answered to the critics, stating that it was time to show that Sildavia is a "civilised, open and modern nation. We are not afraid of receiving foreigners who will contribute to our country's prosperity, but thankful to them; and we should never forget that our ancestors were all immigrants, when many centuries ago Sildavia was founded by people coming from many different parts of the world and, together and united in harsh work, built up our present kingdoms and principalities".

According to pools, a majority of the opinion is in favour of the new Immigration Law.


RIOTS · in · ANDROPOLIS...
because the local footbal team goes down to second division!

Football is a sport... but it may become an important element in social life and politics.

Andropolis Football Club, the local team of the capital of Ellas County, in the Federated Kingdom of Latinia, is "more than a club". It's an institution. In 1970 Andropolis was leader of the League and won the Emperor's Cup in the final match against the team of Valldrac.

But the team's performance has been worsening since then, and now, at the end of present year's league, the unthinkable has happened: Andropolis has been sent down to second division.

The coach was fired on the spot, but the consternation among the team's fans was so overwhelming, that riots have erupted in the city. The major tried to control the situation with the local constables force, but it was soon clear that they weren't able to solve the situation. So the Governor of the Federated Kingdom of Latinia, Mr. Petru Petrescu-Castelo (conservative) ordered the State police and State militia to intervene and put an end to the riots. There have been arrests of violent protesters, who have been sent to trial by the Kingdom's courts of justice.

Calm seems to have come back to the beautiful Ellenik capital, but this was a day which will be remembered in the city for a long time.

 

DOUBLE · NATIONALITY · IS · NOT · AN ·OPTION

The Imperial Parliament has passed a bill presented by the Government, forbidding Sildavians to have double citizenship.

"Now that immigration ban has been cancelled", Chancellor Gasteiz has declared, "it's important to fix some limits to 'passports collectors' of all sorts. If you are a foreigner and you have a legal resident permit, you are a foreigner and you'll have all the rights a guest should have. But if you decide to ask for Sildavian citizenship, and you receive it, then you must renounce to your former nationality. The same is valid for Sildavians who receive a foreign passport. They'll lose their Sildavian nationality".
"It's simple: you can't have the cake and eat it. You must make a choice. That's all", he concluded.


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GENERAL · ELECTION
CONSERVATIVE · PARTY · STILL · LEADING · THE · COUNTRY
but the coalition with the Socialist Party is finished and liberals come back into government

 

Chancellor Gasteiz has done it again. He won the election and begins his fifth mandate as Head of the Executive, after breaking with the socialists and forming a coalition government with the Liberal Party; a coalition which ruled during the last-but-one legislature, 1764-1769.

The new electoral law, promised after the 1769 election to avoid a permanently splittered parliament, was approved by the Parliament after being elaborated and studied by committees of experts and many weeks of debate in both chambers.

The new law continues to search a proportional system, but there is now a two-rounds election procedure in each federated State. This maintains a fair representation rate, but favours the formation of majorities.

There was a serious incident when, during the election, it was discovered that the electoral roll contained many mistakes in the multi-districts/one county States; that is, in Colonias, Jorgenland and Kronstadt. The Supreme Court, which controls all electoral matters and procedures, ordered the repetition fo the vote in Colonias, and all parties have accepted the result as fair and within the law.

The global results are 46.7% for the Conservative Party, 26.2% for the Socialist Party, 23.7 for the Liberal party and only 3.4% for the Nationalist Party, which has been the main victim of the two-turn electoral system. They are far away from the 16.3% they obtained in 1769. Conservatives have seen an increase from 35.6 to 46.7%, and Socialists have also gained -but much lesser- from 24.1 to 26.2% of the vote. Liberals are practically stagnant, from 24.0 to 23.7%. The results have been well reflected in the composition of both Chambers, where Conservatives were at only a couple of seats less to obtain an absolute majority.

There was a growing concern among members of the Conservative party about the policies which the alliance with the Socialist Party forced upon them. It is true that the figures for the last years have offered a worrying picture, although there have been areas where progress has been made. Social index are better, but economic ones not so much, and the only fact which has saved the general growth index and avoiding a negative rate has been the spectacular change in the trade balance, which has seen the chronic deficit transformed into a superavit.

The Liberal Party, which forced in 1769 the rupture with Chancellor Gasteiz and sent him in the arms of the Socialists, has been humbled by five years in the opposition, which have give them no bonus, in view of the election's results. Therefore they were now well willing to accept a new coalition under Chancellor Gasteiz, and they have accepted a lower presence in the government than they had in 1764-1769.

May this 47th Legislature bring prosperity and happiness to Sildavia and its people.


THE · EMPEROR · AWARDS · Ms. · VICTORIA · CASTELO-ESTORIL
WITH · THE · ORDER · OF · LAS · TORRES · DE · ORO

Ms. Victoria Castelo-Estoril, age 66, has been the Imperial Secretary of Defense during the past legislature (1769-1774). She has a long experience in public service, having been elected Gobernor of Iberia from 1734 to 1739, appointed Vice-Chancellor from 1744 to 1749, Imperial Secretary of Science and Culture from 1749 to 1754, Imperial Secretary of Defense from 1754 to 1759 before her last five years in the same department, and she has been elected member of the Chamber of Deputies during four legislatures, from 1749 to 1759, and from 1764 to 1774.

This impressive curriculum of public service has been crowned with her task in reorganising and putting back to life the Armed Forces of Sildavia during the last five years.

It has been well known that His Majesty admires, and is very grateful to, this lady's work. Therefore it comes without surprise the news of her creation as Dame of the Order of Las Torres de Oro, with the right of a life-long seat in the Empire's Senate.

According to art. 31 of Sildavia's Constitution, the Emperor creates Knights and Dames of this ancient Order, with the possibility of giving them also a seat in the senate. The creation may come at the Emperor's will, or at the petition of the Government or of a majority of the Parliament.

Congratulations to the new Dame. She certainly will serve Sildavia from her new position.


MEDIAS: SETIAN · HERMES-NBC · BUYS · "GLAMOUR"

 

July.- Hermes News and Broadcasting Corporation (Hermes-NBC), the private company based in the city of Tebas, capital of the district of Khemet (Principality of Setia) has announced today that the firm has bought the publication "Glamour", known for its pink-yellowish style of social gossip news.

We have criticised in the past several times the lack of limits which seem to affect our colleagues of this magazine. We would like to hope that this merger would bring some better standards in the line of "Glamour".., but Hermes-NBC has announced that it is not the intention of the corporation's management to interfere in the media's own traditional style.


DEATH · of ·  QUEEN · CONSORT · of · LATINIA · and · GERMANIA

 

November.- Her Majesty Alicia de Liliput-y-Kronstadt, Queen consort of Latinia and Germania, and mother of His Imperial and Royal Highness Enrique, Prince consort of Kronstadt, has died in Luperca due to an infection of bacteries resistant to antibiotics.

Her Majesty was taken ill since the beginning of November, and all the efforts of the medical team couldn't avoid the tragic end, today 20th November.

Queen Alicia, 68 years old, was the daughter of Imperial Archduke Rodolfo de Liliput-y-Anglia, brother of the late Empress-consort, -Regent and -Mother Teresa de Liliput-y-Anglia; and her mother was Archduchess Carlota de Kronstadt-y-Britania, sister of Emperor Felipe I, father of our Emperor. Therefore, the Queen was first cousin of His Majesty the Emperor -on both paternal and maternal sides-, with whom she had always been in close relation. During their youth there was the possibility of a marriage of the young Emperor and her cousin, but she was an active memeber of the conservative party. Due to this fact, and that she would be marrying a reigning Emperor and immediately become Empress consort , the Crown Council advised against the marriage. The advise was followed by the Emperor, who married instead the Lady Cristina de Österreich, who became our Empress during 39 years until her death in 1769. The Lady Alicia, on her side, married Prince Roy de Keiken-y-Khemet, then second in the line of succession to the Crowns of Latinia and Germania.

But the links between the Emperor and Queen Alicia continued, because the Heiress of the Crown Princess Teresa of Kronstadt married the heir of Latinia and Germania, the second son of Queen Roy I and Queen Alicia, after their first-born Prince Roy lost his titles and rights due to a non-authorised morganatic marriage.

The Imperial Family attended the funeral of the late Queen, who took place in the Royal Mausoleum in Necropolis, the cemetery of Andropolis in the county of Ellas (Latinia).

We offer the Imperial and Royal Families our deepest condolences.


 

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CONTACTS · BETWEEN · SPAIN · and · SILDAVIA

 

Imperial Foreign Affairs Secretary, His Grace Pieter van Arnhem, Marquis of Fürstenberg, has announced that contacts have been established by and with the government of the Kingdom of Spain, and that a State visit of Spain's Head of the Executive, President of the Government Mr. Jesus Aguilar, is "very probable in the near future".

"The government is keen on the possibility of establishing good relations with Spain", declared Van Arnhem, "a country with whom many Sildavians have close links through origin, History and traditions".


 

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