Derectan Government - Dispatches
We have all witnessed the recent events occurred in Turkmenbaijan. Although the direction the country was going to take in terms of foreign policy revitalised Derecta's interest on the country, the latest decisions made and the coalition formed to outnumber the SDH just seems like a desperate last resort the AIP had to remain in power. I myself am Prime Minister thanks to a coalition, but one that involves the most voted political force in Derecta. Mrs. Baknezarayowa, the solution to obtain stability doesn't reside in the rallying with extremists. I would never dare to interfere in any foreign country's policies, but let me just say that a government based on the conditional support of the opposition will eventually collapse. I hope the people of Turkmenbaijan are affected as least as possible by this situation.
Last, but not least, we'd like to leave things clear. We do not think this government is ideal, but a majority of Turkmenbaijani Congressmen and women have elected it, which gives it the sole legitimacy it needs.
If there were to be any serious conflicts due to this decision, we would be the first to ask the Turkmenbaijani government to withdraw and call for an election. Let's just hope an understanding can be reached...
Prime Minister Violet Leandros
Derectan Embassy in Arkhamnamabad
This is an emergency message for all Derectans living in Turkmenbaijan. Our government has activated the maximum threat alert in the country. We advise you all return to Derecta as soon as possible, due to the current Turkmenbaijani unstable political climate .
Derectan Airways will be setting up free flights all week so you can leave the country.
Lock down your houses, ask for a leave at work and leave your personal affairs arranged. For those who do not possess a house in Derecta, the government will provide them with the basics.
We in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs want to ensure our citizens security all around Europe, and this is the only option we have.
Bianca Van Althuis,
The Federal Republic of Derecta will cease its commercial exchanges with the State of Turkmenbaijan until the current political climate in the country has stabilised.
We have received reports of our vessels and aircraft being hijacked upon arrival at the southern European country and, as no security measures are enough, we will be sending all exportations to the neighbouring Australian Federation.
We urge the Turkmenbaijani government to end this civil war as soon as possible, for its own interest and the interest of all of Europe.
Minister Friedrich Tressler
The Derectan Chamber of Commerce and the Government of the Federal Republic of Derecta have reached an agreement concerning the current commercial blockade in Turkmenbaijan.
This deal, sponsored by the Consortium and Augustine Industries, two of the nation's biggest companies, sets up a plan to pursue Derectan commercial relations with the southern European country.
The Derectan Government asks the State of Turkmenbaijan to permit the landing of Derectan aircraft in government facilities or military bases. This way, goods and products will arrive directly at Turkmenbaijani soil, thus not depending on third countries, and boycotts will be prevented.
Access to the Port Scheria Naval and Air base will be granted to the Turkmenbaijani armed forces if it accepts this proposal.
Derecta's economical ties with Turkmenbaijan are strong, and its businessmen/women would not want to cut them permanently.
Medical supplies and food shipments will be sent as soon as this deal is accepted by Turkmenbaijan.
HE Friedrich Tressler,
Minister of Economy, Commerce and Industry
HE Sebastián Trujillo,
Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs
Lord Norman Hartswick,
President of the Derectan Chamber of Commerce
Following the approval of the seven Regional Assemblies and the National Parliament, the 2017-387Jn law, concerning territorial denominations, has become effective throughout the nation. This follows the debate on the connotations of the Regions' names, having been introduced during the Targan Kingdom.
The changes this law will bring are the following:
-Modification of the Regions' names:
- Landivion (Capital: Dikaíoma) becomes Dytikós (name given by the first Greek colons)
- Asdan (Capital: Iasium) becomes New England (historical denomination originating from the Provinces of Derecta, under British ruling)
- Nettonia (Capital: Dexia) becomes Williamsborough (historical denomination originating from the Provinces of Derecta, under British ruling)
- Sumanem (Capital Syricus) becomes San Marcos (historical denomination originating from the time as a Hispanic colony)
- Oldenstar (Capital: Olyria) becomes Labrada (historical denomination originating from the time as a Hispanic colony)
- Cardissio (Capital: Abikon) becomes Kingston (historical denomination originating from the Provinces of Derecta, under British ruling)
- Medorin (Capital:Marina) becomes Scheria (name of the ruling family of Greek colons)
As part of the refurbishing of the National Transport Grid planned by the MDIT and sanctioned by Parliament, Government and the Regional Assemblies, the Trans-Regional Railway Network will be reconverted to high-speed during the next 6 years.
The new trains will be able to reach speeds of 350 km/h, thus managing to make the Abikon/Iasium journey, the longest in the current network, in just under 2 hours.
The costs will be, during the next 12 months, of 1,537,000,000.00₯, being:
- 342,000,000.00₯ in the purchase of 9 "Aktína" locomotives (Augustine Industries, Derecta)
- 45,000,000.00₯ in the purchase of 180 wagons (20 x locomotive) (Bombardier Transportation, United Kingdom)
- 1,200,000,000.00₯ in the conversion of existing conventional speed rails (Ferroway Inc, Derecta)
Then, 6,000,000,000.00₯ will be invested during the next 5 years in order to cover the costs of future improvements and extensions of the network.
In 2020, the Derectan Trans-regional HST Network will be composed by the following lines:
As of 2017, the following lines are currently functioning and will only need to be reconverted:
- Eastern Line (red): Dikaíoma (Dytikós) <> Port Scheria (Scheria) <> Marina (Scheria) <> Mesonion (Scheria) <> Syricus (San Marcos) <> Erethylos (Dytikós) <> Celon (Dytikós) <> Dikaíoma (Dytikós)
- Northern Line (yellow): Olyria (Labrada) <> Thoramos (Labrada) <> Sidelea (San Marcos) <> Olynthorion (San Marcos) <> Syricus (San Marcos) <> Laodacia (San Marcos) <> Abikon (Kingston) <> Olyria (Labrada)
- Western Line (purple): Abikon (Kingston) <> Olympaseia (Kingston) <> Askaphos (Kingston) <> Kamachlea (Kingston) <> Aetherna (Williamsborough) <> Epidopolis (Williamsborough) <> Dexia (Williamsborough) <> Dymera (Williamsborough) <> Ambyrion (New England) <> Iasium (New England)
The Central Line (green) is planned to be inaugurated in 2020, and will connect the three Western Capitals with Dikaíoma (Dytikós).
(Regional capitals highlighted)
Varicella outburst in the Derectan Territory
A large number of cases of Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections, which cause the disease commonly known as "Chickenpox", have recently been detected in hospitals in:
- Dikaíoma (Dytikós)
- Erethylos (Dytikós)
- Celon (Dytikós)
- Acorion (Dytikós)
- Port Scheria (Scheria)
- Marina (Scheria)
- Poseidarnassus (Scheria)
- Aurora (Scheria)
- Syricus (San Marcos)
- Laodacia (San Marcos)
- Remkar (San Marcos)
- Sidelea (San Marcos)
- Olynthorion (San Marcos)
- Abikon (Kingston),
- Olympaseia (Kingston
- Dymetra (Kingston)
- Aetherna (Williamsborough)
- Dymera (Williamsborough)
Even though chickenpox has a low mortality rate, those who have never been infected risk suffering complications due to the disease, especially adults and the elderly.
We eagerly recommend vaccination and strict medical control. Those who are already infected should attend their hospitals at once for further examination and therapy, due to the disease's high infectivity.
Embassies in the United Kingdom, Icholasen Turkmenbaijan, Gallambria, Fremet, Angleter and Inquista have been briefed on the situation and will begin collaborating with their hospitals and clinics in order to control a possible spreading of the infection.
While the causes of this outburst are still being investigated, it is believed to have started in a recent musical festival celebrated in Laodacia (San Marcos).
We ask the population remain calm, there is no significant threat to their usual ways of life.
The Hon. Helen Smith,
MInister of Health and Public Services
Varicella cases have hit the 7,500,000 mark over the past 22 hours. Therefore, the extraordinary Council of Ministers celebrated this afternoon has approved the establishment of a State of Emergency, which shall be ratified by Parliament in an hour's time. All exits of the Derectan Territory are formally interrupted, quarantine zones will be established in every major city, imports and exports shall be checked and sterilised by the Derectan Disease Management Agency and citizens shall be requested to remain at home past 20:00.
We strongly discourage any attempts to enter the Derectan Territory from abroad. Any foreign citizen that decides to do so may be forced to remain within our borders until the State of Exception is lifted.
The Hon. Sebastián Trujillo,
Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs
[Message to all Derectans]
Derecta, this is Field Marshal Marcus Douglas. Following the current state of confusion and the recent riots occurred in our capital, Dikaíoma, the Admiral of the Fleet Requena-Utiel, the Marshal of the Air Force Kourakis and myself have decided to take action unilaterally and establish troops in every regional capital and major city in order to protect you from the catastrophe chaos could bring. Martial Law, however, will not be implemented.
Desperate times require desperate measures, and this seem like the only chance our nation has to survive this epidemic. And I'm not talking of Varicella, but of our ineffective politicians, who have become rooted to their chairs at Parliament and Eleutheria Palace.
Prosperity through Progress!
The number of VZV infected patients has fallen to 6,359,648 this evening. Quarantine zones will still be enforced until the epidemic has been defeated, but curfew is being lifted tomorrow. The rest of preventive measures will remain active.
Patients are being discharged since 18:00 today, all of them showing clear signs of improvement and recovery. All those who are foreign have been directed to their consulates and embassies in order to communicate with their families and friends and their governments.
It is thanks to our doctors' efforts that this disease is being fought and defeated. This is why I will nominate them all to our Order of the Agathos Star, the highest civil award Parliament can grant.
The Derectan Social Security has already begun buying GlaxoSmithKline "Varilvix" vaccines, so that all uninfected Derectans can become immune to VZV.
Regardless of the result of the motion of confidence to which Prime Minister Leandros will be submitted to, I have already communicated my desire to resign and leave this office once this crisis has ended. I take full responsibility for this outbreak and for our health service's near collapse.
The Hon. Helen Smith,
MInister of Health and Public Services