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Finished: 07 PM Mon 04 Sep 17 UTC
Private Seven Great Nations on the Brink of War
2 days /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1908, Finished
Classic, Rulebook press, Anonymous players, Unranked
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Tanteno (126 D)
06 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: I told you Russia would take Norway.
Also as far as I know. This was a miss understanding.
06 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: what is happening omg
06 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: WAR
06 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: FRIENDS AND COUNTRYMEN, I move that the accord, henceforth known as THE SECOND TREATY OF BELGIUM, signed by all countries in the metagame shall be upheld with equal standing as would any accord signed in the game, and that any country that should FROM THIS POINT OR FOREVERMORE MOVE TROOPS INTO BELGIUM with or without the intent to claim the Territory and according Supply Point BE LIABLE TO RECEIVE PUNITIVE ACTION FROM ALL OTHER NATIONS, regardless and superseding any other treaties that may be in place. The fate of Belgium and of the guilty party shall be at that point decided by all other nations able to partake at that point.
06 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: Does anyone second the motion?
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: i second the motion
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: We all already voted to approve it.
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: thanks austria
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: So we have two neutral points huh...
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: If you're talking about sardinia or whatever I don't actually know if you can go there?
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: albania
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Albania is under Turkish Rule. It just doesn't have a supply center. Or an army.
The other Neutral zone besides Switzerland is Belgium. In accordance with the Second Treaty of Belgium. Which every one signed.
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: No I was referring to Belgium and Switzerland. I actually didn't realize the big black spot was Switzerland.
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: ooooh word
07 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Oh, yeah. It is, because Switzerland can't be invaded ever.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: England, I know your in a bad spot right now, but I feel like I need to point this out:

Belgium is off limits as per the Second Treaty of Belgium, and in accordance with the aforementioned Treaty I will be doling out your penalty. Perhaps with German aid.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Sounds like seak justification for your predatory invasion
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: *Weak?
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: lol either way, France is right.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: England you have made a grave mistake in breaching The Second Treaty of Belgium. I side with France as an agent of justice in this case and seeing as this treaty necessarily precludes all other will seek out said justice at any cost.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: I mean, England moved there with no real way to get there. I feel they were more jokingly making a move. No need to go this hard Austria
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Or France promised their support if they took it and England, having no otger options believed them. Sounds like something the bastard would do.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Italy, you are hardly one to talk about going hard. This entire game has been the saga of your unprompted attack on Marseilles.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: I would hardly argue unprompted. France has been working me and Germany against each other since 1901.
07 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: You can cut the formalities--you saw what I did to Turkey in the Balkans. I understand the desire for more land, but don't lie to me and disguise your greed as some righteous crusade of the underdog.
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: We all agreed to the Second Treaty of Belgium just a year ago. My initial invasion of England may have been unrelated, but England has attempted to break the Second Treaty of Belgium at this, their first chance to do so. A crime they committed of their own will.

I, France, will do as the Second Treaty of Belgium demands. A treaty we all signed. I shall punish the defilers with my armies, as is my duty. It is my understanding that any that would seek to hinder the justice that I dole, would do so in hatred for our laws, and thus be liable to the same fate at the hands of the global community. By this I mean that any conflict that prevents justice from being dealt, necessarily violates the Second Treaty of Belgium, that demands we distribute justice. By this, all countries must declare and uphold a cease fire with those that do the will of justice. And that those who would do justice must declare their intention to do so.

I hereby declare thus, that I am an agent of justice and will attack no one, other than those who have broken the Second Treaty of Belgium until such time that all miscreants have been eliminated. Thus my cease fire has begun.

Italy and Germany. You are my neighbors. You are the only who can disrupt my justice. Will you hold to you word and defend the worlds law, one we all signed? Or will you prove yourselves unworthy of trust, and destined for an early grave?
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: That was so dumb and I can't believe I wasted time reading that self-important garbage.
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: France, you are a bald faced opportunist and war profiteer. Recall the true wording of the treaty we all signed, which said "The fate of Belgium and of the guilty party shall be at that point decided by all other nations able to partake at that point." It said nothing about France's sole responsibility to seize for itself the entirety of the transgressor's supply points. I do not disagree that England must be punished in accordance to our treaty, but you are not the sole judge, jury, executioner, and beneficiary of this treaty, nor does this treaty in any way necessitate a ceasefire. We are beholden to this treaty, and thus, we must hear from Italy, Austria, Russia, Turkey, along with France and myself, Germany, before any decisive action can be rightfully and legitimately taken, and as a group we must decide what must be done with England. France has already voiced their thoughts, but I say to the rest of you, let us look beyond France's words and ponder why they might want all of England for their self and a cessation of all hostilities. This is solely so France can gain more power, more forces, and avoid the inevitable wars that they have brought upon their self by trying to play all of their neighbors off of one another while neglecting to create actual fruitful, positive relationships with any other power in Europe. I implore my fellow countries to weigh in on this matter, but if there is no other discussion, then know this: the Treaty of Belgium will be upheld, but the British Isles are not rightfully the domain of France, and there shall be no ceasefire.
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: This from the country with a boat in the water to poach Edinburgh.
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well, as they say, "All's fair in love and war."
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: lol
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: lol
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: My only aim was swift justice, but if Germany would like to discuss the fate of the English people, the let us discuss.

Why should be done. Should we let them terrorize Scandinavia? Should we leave them be so they might rise again? What would you have us do, Germany?
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: My only aim was swift justice, but if Germany would like to discuss the fate of the English people, the let us discuss.

Why should be done. Should we let them terrorize Scandinavia? Should we leave them be so they might rise again? What would you have us do, Germany?
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Apparently when you press refresh, it sends your message again.
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: I feel that a swify punishment is in order, and in response to these atrocities and war crimes we should all ready up our moves and advance to the spring of 1904
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: swify.
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Then you agree to my cease fire Italy?
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: No
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Then let us talk. What is to be done about England?
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: I feel at this point in the game there will.be no talking you out of your invasion. Do with England as you will and be prepared to face the consequences
08 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: I don't know that England is really at all capable of terrorizing Scandinavia. To my ears that seems like a weak justification for a self serving power grab. I have no problem with self-serving power grabs, since this game revolves around them, just don't hide them behind powerful-sounding screeds and calls for a cease fire.
10 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: Germany has always been known for their weapons development programs. We started down this path of war with only armies and fleets at our disposal, but my researchers have discovered the disruptive power of time. What you have experienced is but a 24 hour taste of the weapon I like to call the Weaponized 4 Day Retreat/Disband Phase. This remains within the confines of the agreements that we created at the beginning of this war, as it does not breach the confines of the rules of this website, and as someone said to me not too long ago, "all is fair in love and war". I recognize the situation that I am in: I have few if any real or powerful alliances. Most nations have stopped talking to me. The Treaty of Belgium which I helped author has come back to neuter my strategic holdings. I have overextended myself and found these exercises to not work at all in the ways that I expected them to. I have made mistakes, I admit, and the strategic implications of those mistakes still ring throughout my position in this game. I am in a position to be swiftly wiped out and destroyed, in a way that would cause me to only become weaker and weaker with very little chance of regaining a foothold or experiencing fun from these war games. My enemies are positioning themselves in a way to push me into a corner and reduce me to nothing. But know this: I will use the weapon just demonstrated again. If you push me against a wall with no other way out, I will strike using whatever methods I have available to me. You have this choice: withdraw immediately and allow me to be, or destroy me swiftly very slowly. All is fair in love and war.
10 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: This is the worst game of Diplomacy ever
10 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: I'm having fun.
11 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: An interesting tactic. This, the ability to seemingly stop time, may just be in fact the most dangerous weapon devised by man. I'm sorry Germany but you must be destroyed. If you would like, you may seek out assistance, but no matter how long it takes, the end result will be the same.
11 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: I crave death. The ultimatum was just a gamble. And so begins the long death.
11 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: Let it be known that Austria acknowledges your dark and terrible power.
15 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1905: Yeah, this is taking a while.
15 Aug 17 UTC Spring, 1905: I didn't even mean to this time whoops

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France
Tanteno (126 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 10 D
7 supply-centers, 4 units
Austria
greg_ (100 D)
Resigned. Bet: 10 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Russia
TheSweat (100 D)
Resigned. Bet: 10 D
9 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
adam.palazzo (100 D)
Resigned. Bet: 10 D
7 supply-centers, 8 units
Germany
bobrossvore (100 D)
Resigned. Bet: 10 D
0 supply-centers, 1 units
England
TrustyFern (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Turkey
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
greg_ (100 D)Austria (Autumn, 1906) with 11 centres.
adam.palazzo (100 D)Italy (Autumn, 1908) with 7 centres.
TheSweat (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1906) with 9 centres.
bobrossvore (100 D)Germany (Autumn, 1905) with 3 centres.
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