It's a long time since I've done the news for the DRF, so I think it's best we get back on track. We've been relatively quiet, but a few stories have been breaking in the last few week, so sit back and enjoy the news from the DRF!
1. The DRF reaches it's largest population ever
On the 19th September, the DRF broke its record for the most nations residing in the region, which previously stood at 33. The arrivals have continued and the DRF is moving closer and closer to the landmark of 50 nations. It is a great achievement for the Prime Minister, after spearheading the campaign to revitalise the region, because compared to a year ago, the DRF was walking on thin ice with 10 nations. What has been a great rise in population doesn't look like it's ready to stop, with Zweites Preussen announcing that we should be reaching 50 nations soon.
2. The DRF signs pact with TWC
Recently, there was some confusion and controversy between the DRF and The Wolf Clan after Foreign Minister Abbots proposed embassies with New Reich of Bunicken. This caused some controversy with the Foreign Minister of TWC, Puetavisa, threatening to take action if the embassy wasn't closed because of the relationship Bunicken had with TWC. This caused some confusion and anger within the DRF because nations felt that if the DRF wasn't in the Wolf Kingdom then their authority would not be valid. In the end, an agreement was made making sure that TWC didn't force a decision onto the DRF and that the DRF had certain rights due to not being a member of the Wolf Kingdom. You can find the pact below.
UNDERSTANDING that Lorania is not a member of of the Wolf Kingdom.
CONSIDERING the position of Lorania on the world stage being that of friendly relations with multiple regions independently and the number is ever increasing.
RECOGNISING that TWC is a powerful region that has unfriendly relations with some regions (see Black Book)
May open embassies with regions in TWC's Black Book
May not betray TWC within the embassy
Should not make prejudices based on relationship with TWC
Should not get involved in TWC's business, unless needed
Will not be forced into making a decision over which region to support in a row
Will not declare war on TWC territories
Will stay neutral and independent, unless it is voluntarily changed
Can warn Lorania of opening an embassy with a Black Book region
Can't enforce threats on Lorania because of an embassy with a Black Book region
Can mildly influence a decision made by Lorania (ie. opinions)
Is free to open embassies with regions that Lorania holds a grudge against
Can't force Lorania to make a decision over which side to support in a row
Will respect Lorania and its choices
Can threaten to take action if betrayed by Lorania
Foreign Secretary of Lorania
Prime Minister of Lorania
Prime Minister of The Wolf Clan
3. New Regional Motto
After holding the same motto for more than year, the executive decision was made to find a new one through a competition. There were 3 entries to the competition, and after a region-wide vote, The excalian-freedonian puppet's motto 'Mildly Functional, Mildly Practical' was selected to go into the WFE. Hoepfully this will stay as our motto for months to come!
1. Potential allies on N-Day
With N-Day coming up (this dispatch was published before N-Day officially began), the question arises, 'Will the DRF form a faction with other regions?' To answer the question, it's hard to know, it was announced on the The Democratic Union RMB, of a potential coalition with the DRF, TDU and TCC. While nothing has been heard just yet, there is huge scope for there being a shared faction.
2. 2 new embassies arrive an help solidify Foreign Minister's position
As of 26th September, the DRF opened 2 new embassies with Bharat and Union of Independent Regions. This is an impressive addition to Foreign Minister Abbots portfolio as Foreign Minister. And with an eye for new, growing regions, it seems that PM Zweites Preussen made a very good choice when selecting the new Foreign Minister. Hopefully this will stay as a very successful stint and provide evidence for a second term.
And that concludes the news! I hoped you enjoyed it, and if you have any comments please tell me as I want to make this as informative and enjoyable as it can be! Thanks for reading!