[HoI2:AoD] Mare Nostrum (Narrative/Roleplay)

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[HoI2:AoD] Mare Nostrum (Narrative/Roleplay)

Post: # 70291Post grungluck
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:02 am

Mare Nostrum
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Fifth of August, 1935
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Above: Mons Sacer – the Sacred Mount, where in 494 Agrippa Menenius Lanatus negotiated the first Tribune of the Plebs.

Benito Mussolini, Duce of Fascism and Head of Italy, announces Tribunus Plebis II.


The first Tribune of the Plebs was founded due to a compromise with revolting plebeians from Rome. Much like today, Rome faced serious adversaries to its success. But just as it was during the golden age of the Roman Empire, the current Italian Kingdom will succeed against every foe. Il Duce took a page from the Roman Republic, posed to capitalize on their success.
Benito Mussolini, speaking to thousands of assembled factory workers in the outskirts of Rome wrote: “My dear Romans!” yelled Il Duce above the clamor of the assembled workers, “Just as it was during the first Tribune of the Plebs, every one of you is as important to us as every high class citizen of Italia. The state the body that surrounds you,” Mussolini mimics the shape of a body with his hands and continues, “You are the arms and legs of our Kingdom,” while shooting out his right arm in a salute to the crowd, “Without your labour, our glorious Italy will disintegrate – and soon, you will die without your body to support you.”

“In your honour, I have instructed the Grand Council of Fascism to draft legislature for the formation of the Second Tribune of Plebs!” Il Duce declares, “This Tribune shall comprise of your fellow countrymen, elected to serve you. They shall be given resources and direct them to where they decide are needed most. In the Battle for Land and the Battle for Wheat, we have made great strides. But the body has not touched the earth like the hands, for only you know! The future of the body of Italia truly rests in the hands and feet that you comprise.”

The Tribune of Plebs shall comprise of 1,500 members, elected from all across Italia based on population. They are set to convene the fifteenth of September, twenty-nine days after the election for said seats on the sixteenth of August.

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Post: # 70294Post setloz
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:13 am

subscribed! Good luck!
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Post: # 70341Post grungluck
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:19 am

Twentieth of September, 1935
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Above: A painting celebrating the historic passing of the crown of Libya from the Ottoman Empire to the Italian Kingdom, 1912.

Since the annexation of Cyrenaica (Eastern Libya) and Fezzan (South Western Libya), the rebellious countryside has proven a stumbling block for Italian planners. The Senussi, a Muslim political-religious sect, lie at the forefront of the disdain for the empire. Their refusal to submit has thrown away many innocent lives in the process, hindering their own people most of all.

Il Duce, Benito Mussolini, during a 1922 speech at the Grand Council of Fascism wrote:“How long, O Senussi, will you abuse our patience?” Il Duce decried, “And for how long will that madness of yours mock us? To what end will your unbridled audacity hurl itself?” Wiping sweat from his brow, “To this end, O Senussi, we have instituted a new policy upon you: total war. I call upon a second Riconquista of Libya, just as our forefathers the Roman Empire having done the original conquering 2000 years before.”
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Above: The known divisions of the colony.

The colonial forces of Italy were forced to split up the Senussi from their traditional homes, oasis in the desert, with miles of barbed wire. Senussi lodges were closed and Sheiks arrested, but most of all: the mass migration of over a hundred thousand ditizens of the new Italian province. These new villages in Suluq and El Agheila are beacons of humanity, with modern medicine and hygiene. While some may protest, time has proven these new towns are much more suited for the people of the desert than their former life under the sun. Dwelling away day after day, with no respite. Now these people have clean water and roofs to live under. Their children attend school daily. The men work while the women keep house.

The biggest change in the tenor of the corruption has been the capture of the rebel leader Al-Mukhtar's in September 15, 1931 and his execution in Benghazi. With this, and the knowledge in their people that the Italians bring the strength of new Rome. The Senussi having their means to fight destroyed, and the citizens of the colony no longer having any of it, the rebellious past of Cyrenaica is finally behind us.


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Above: The formation of a new Imperial Libya. Let her be mighty and her rule long.

Only until last year Tripoli and Cyrenaica were separate prefectures. However come the new era of Imperial Italian might, come the statehood of Libya.

Il Duce, Benito Mussolini, Tenth of September, 1935 – Tripoli Council of Colonial Administration wrote:“We have vanquished those who stand in the way of our mighty Roman Empire,” declared Il Duce, “Our bootstrap has been firmly planted in their gullet. The new Libya shall be one reaching heights not before seen since their history as a Roman province.” Il Duce shakes several hands extended to him while the leaders of the colony cheer their leader on, “Let the world take notice, Rome is rising once more.”
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Above: Our birthright of Libya incarnate, the Arch of Septimius Severus at Leptis Magna -- a once thriving major Roman settlement.

Ave Libya. Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam.
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Post: # 70345Post Mr_B0narpte
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Der Führer wishes you all the best in bringing civilization to the Abyssinians, something the Libyan people are already benefiting from.

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Post: # 70414Post grungluck
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:43 am

First of October, 1935
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Above: Left, Il Duce attending a military parade in his honor. Right, Augustus, born Gaius Octavius, the First Emperor and founder of the Roman Empire.

Many parallels have been drawn from our great forefather Emperor Augustus and Duce of Facism, head of our glorious Italy, Benito Mussolini. Emperor Augustus secured Rome in a time of turmoil. With the Triumvirate asunder from competing egos – the adopted son of Julius Caesar brought prosperity and strength to Rome that was never before seen. Il Duce meets Italy in a time of lesser strength. However, by many accounts, he has arrested the downward spiral of the society which plagues even our fair nation. The backward political agendas of the past have been swept aside under Mussolini. With Italy posed to take the world as its birthright under Il Duce, Rome is set to rise again – like a downed phoenix in the night.

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Above: Il Duce speaking to assembled crowds from his balcony on the twenty-ninth of September, 1935.
Il Duce's speech on the twenty-ninth of September, 1935 wrote:Ave Roma!” Mussolini shouts against the roar of applause and cheers from the crowd then begins once they've settled, “If there is one known in this life, inactivity is death. We all strive for a greater state of existence. Italy must now wake from her dormancy to take her rightful place.” Mussolini storms at the top of his lungs, “Italia, our dominion is the world!” Il Duce continues as the crowd ceases the highest levels of their exuberance at his words, “The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable. Both serve Italia, and one may be called to do the other at any point. Rome, you've prospered in peace, now we shall prosper in war! In the days to come, many more of you will be called upon to serve your glorious nation – in triumph and in victory. Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant!"


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Above: Left, the final flourish of the Second Triumvirate war – the Battle of Actium – a route for Augustus in 31 BC. Right,denarii with the portrait inscription of Mark Antony and Emperor Augustus.

Emperor Augustus’s actions lead many to believe, and the Senate to declare, that he was Divi filius, the Son of God. His actions during the war of the Second Triumvirate and beyond show that wisdom above all will lead Italy to supreme ascendancy. Using these profound gifts, Augustus lead his forces to defeat Mark Antony. After the Battle of Actium -- Emperor Augustus had achieved uncontested control of the seas: Mare Nostrum –- Rome was secure in its place of dominion. No one except the leaders of our glorious nation know where Il Duce will choose to make his mark, but one thing is certain: the time of war is at hand.

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