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Finished: 05 PM Sun 09 Jul 17 UTC
Infamy VII
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1907, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
09 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1901: THE TIMES
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Speaking from Buckingham Palace King Dave expressed his hope that the current tensions across the continent can be resolved without bloodshed. He said that he welcomed proposals from his cousins, and other European leaders, for cooperation to mutual advantage.

Ann Bassador - Diplomatic Correspondent
10 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1901: TURKISH STATE MEDIA
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Tensions in the Balkans are taking a turn for the worse. Turkish liberation army proclaiming Bulgaria under Turkish protection. In order to restore law and order after the demise of Bulgarian King.
11 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: TURKISH STATE MEDIA
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Bulgarian civil disorder is put down as Turkish forces restore order to country. Italian and Austrian forces advance in and around the Balkans. Turkish forces in Bulgaria report a Austrain officer asked for political asylum today, it has now been confirmed Austrain and Italian forces plan to over run the Balkens and threaten Turkish homeland. "Their will be no peace in our time, to arms sons of Turkey." - King Sulamen
12 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: Austria, ready up, and this will be the quickest turn in Diplomacy history.
12 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: The Balkan situation has been clouded by Italy's inactivity. Hopefully, PM Meep has not abdicated.
12 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: Maybe it has been clarified rather than clouded. Sorry for the 'fake news'.
12 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: New Govt in Italy, shock!
14 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1902: New year, new government.
16 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: TURKISH STATE MEDIA
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Sevastopol falls as Turkish forces enter. The reports of widespread ethnic cleansing in southern Russia as false.
16 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: THE TIMES
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Sadie La Passage - Paris Correspondent

Residents packed the streets of Paris tonight as German troops arrived 38 years' early. "We are rueful" said one. Meanwhile the Royal Navy has occupied Brest, with one sailor joking that the French commander had "made a tit of himself".
20 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: You make me cry, 'TheJetsMakeMeCry'. So you quit when things don't go your way? I wouldn't bother sending this but you were on-line 8 hours ago...
20 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: He has 9 CDs in 16 games. Absolutely pathetic. Anyway, he'll be gone soon.
20 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Do you want support to GOB? The move is there to continue your advance on StP and beyond.
21 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: What a splendid proposition chancellor ;)
21 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Consider it done, though we have a retreat phase first.
21 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Oops, sorry to have sent these 'Global'.
21 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Germany can not and will not rule out the use of force to bring about a peaceful solution to the partition of Russia.
21 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1903: The Turkish position in Russia is clear. Russia rest in the Turkish sphere of influence. The collapse of the Russian government can and only be solved by Turkish intervention. If our western counter parts see to this wisdom. Their could be still be peace in our time.
23 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Oh, #@$%, I NMR-ed except for 1 order!!
23 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: That's … quite difficult to do.
24 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1904: What I mean is that I submitted only one order, all the other units defaulting to 'hold'.
24 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1904: NP
28 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: I guess we have to wait until the Russian fleet disbands, but are we all still in for the draw? I see battle lines being drawn but I am sure that is for 'protection' and not aggression...
28 Jun 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: DRAW PLEASE :)))
28 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1905: I'm fine with a draw. As much as I should press west. I don't want to face a alliance demanding a draw.
28 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1905: That was Russia's last desperate attempt to survive.

I am not a great fan of draws when the game is not close to a stalemate line.
28 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1905: TURKISH STATE MEDIA
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Turkey and Austria vow to end the European conflict offering peace and ending further blood shed. England remains closed to peace talks. Germans unsure as to status of Europe. Tensions rise, Sultan proclaims Turkish armies will fight if need be. But wishes to avoid further bloodshed.
28 Jun 17 UTC Spring, 1905: You have 17 centres between you, form a stalemate line, and I'll vote draw.
07 Jul 17 UTC TURKISH STATE MEDIA
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Sultan signs Triple Pact in Berlin. Austria, Turkey and Germany vow to drive England from Europe and force peace in our time.
07 Jul 17 UTC THE TIMES
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Berlin: Germans expressed dismay this evening at the shock deal with Austria and Turkey, spurning long term ally England. "Why have we allied with these second rate countries?" asked one unhappy burger. - Hans Up, Germany Correspondent

London: Urgent talks are under way at the MoD and FO assessing the countries options now that the cowardly Kaiser has switched to the dark side. Speaking privately, one official called him a sausage-eating surrender-monkey. - Bill Hook, Military Correspondent
07 Jul 17 UTC Thumbs up for the cool news article.
07 Jul 17 UTC TURKISH STATE MEDIA
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Sultan pleased to announce "peace in our time". Speaking further the Sultan declared "The war in Europe is over it is time to bury our dead. It is time to carve their names in stone and candle light. Wipe your tears mothers, you're sons will rest a million years."
07 Jul 17 UTC Berlin: Speaking on condition of anonymity because he has no authorization to speak otherwise, someone familiar with the thought processes of the Kaiser spoke as follows "we were allied with a power that had grown from 10 to 11 to 13, etc., in sequential years, while we had grown from 6 to 7 in the same 3 year period. Clearly a continuation along those lines would have led to an English victory. How clearly England knew this is evidenced by his immediate agreement to the draw he had long denied, once the tables were turned.

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England
diplomat61 (243 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 35 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
Turkey
duckofspades (170 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 35 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Germany
The Beev (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 35 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Austria
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 35 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Italy
The_Meep (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
France
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Russia
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Civil Disorders
TheJetsMakeMeCry (0 D X)France (Spring, 1904) with 2 centres.
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