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18th January 1871 (151 years ago): Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles

The unification of Germany into the German Empire, a Prussian-dominated nation state with federal features, officially occurred on 18 January 1871 at the Palace of Versailles in France. Princes of most of the German states gathered there to proclaim King Wilhelm I of Prussia as German Emperor during the Franco-Prussian War.

The German Confederation had been created by an act of the Congress of Vienna on 8 June 1815 as a result of the Napoleonic Wars, after being alluded to in Article 6 of the 1814 Treaty of Paris.

The liberal Revolutions of 1848 were crushed after the alliance between the educated, well-off bourgeois liberals and the urban artisans broke down; Otto von Bismarck's pragmatic Realpolitik, which appealed to peasants as well as the traditional aristocracy, took its place. Bismarck sought to extend Hohenzollern hegemony throughout the German states; to do so meant unification of the German states and the exclusion of Prussia's main German rival, Austria, from the subsequent German Empire. He envisioned a conservative, Prussian-dominated Germany. Three wars led to military successes and helped to persuade German people to do this: the Second Schleswig War against Denmark in 1864, the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, and the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–1871.

The German Confederation ended as a result of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 between the constituent Confederation entities of the Austrian Empire and its allies on one side and Prussia and its allies on the other. The war resulted in the partial replacement of the Confederation in 1867 by a North German Confederation, comprising the 22 states north of the river Main. The patriotic fervor generated by the Franco-Prussian War overwhelmed the remaining opposition to a unified Germany (aside from Austria) in the four states south of the Main, and during November 1870, they joined the North German Confederation by treaty.

On 10 December 1870, the North German Confederation Reichstag renamed the Confederation the "German Empire" and gave the title of German Emperor to William I, the King of Prussia. The new constitution (Constitution of the German Confederation) and the title Emperor came into effect on 1 January 1871.

William, however, hesitated to accept the constitutional title, as he feared that it would overshadow his own title as King of Prussia. He also wanted it to be Kaiser von Deutschland ("Emperor of Germany"), but Bismarck warned him that the South German princes and the Emperor of Austria might protest. William eventually—though grudgingly—relented and on 18 January, he was formally proclaimed as emperor in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. The date was chosen as the coronation date of the first Prussian king in 1701. In the national memory, 18 January became the day of the foundation of the Empire (Reichsgründungstag), although it did not have a constitutional significance.

Although nominally a federal empire and league of equals, in practice, the empire was dominated by the largest and most powerful state, Prussia. Prussia stretched across the northern two-thirds of the new Reich and contained three-fifths of its population. The imperial crown was hereditary in the ruling house of Prussia, the House of Hohenzollern. With the exception of 1872–1873 and 1892–1894, the chancellor was always simultaneously the prime minister of Prussia. Although authoritarian in many respects, the empire had some democratic features. Besides universal suffrage, it permitted the development of political parties. Bismarck intended to create a constitutional façade that would mask the continuation of authoritarian policies.

France was forced to pay indemnities of 5 billion francs and cede Alsace-Lorraine to Germany. This conclusion left the French national psyche deeply humiliated and further aggravated the French–German enmity. The creation of a unified German Empire (aside from Austria) greatly disturbed the balance of power that had been created with the Congress of Vienna after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Germany had established itself as a major power in continental Europe, boasting the most powerful and professional army in the world. Although Britain remained the dominant world power overall, British involvement in European affairs during the late 19th century was limited, owing to its focus on colonial empire-building, allowing Germany to exercise great influence over the European mainland.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/A_v_Werner_-_Kaiserproklamation_am_18_Januar_1871_%283._Fassung_1885%29.jpg

18 January 1871: The proclamation of the German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. Bismarck appears in white. The Grand Duke of Baden stands beside Wilhelm, leading the cheers. Crown Prince Friedrich, later Friedrich III, stands on his father's right. Painting by Anton von Werner.
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Kaiser_Wilhelm_I._.JPG

William I in 1884.
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The German Empire from 1871–1918.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_I,_German_Emperor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unification_of_Germany

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Empire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Prussian_War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Germany

Greetings from 10000 Islands! Our diplomatic staff are pleased to present the latest regional report, highlighting XKI news and events from December. We wish all of our friends and embassy partners a very happy New Year! To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link:



Stats of the Month:

Date: December, 2021| Population: 1651 nations| Delegate Endorsement: 431 endorsements

Table of Contents

~Around the Islands

~Islander Achievements

~XKI Gameside

~Meet the Nation


About the Emissary Report

The 10KI Update is a monthly report about the regional happenings of XKI made by the Blue Canaria North Senator and the Deputy BCN Senator. Stay tuned for any updates!


More XKI!

Forum: Link10000islands.proboards.com

Discord: Linkdiscord.gg/4uWZbNS

December TIBOE Update

Interested in XKI? All of our Foreign Affairs dispatches will be published by 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs and posted in our embassy thread!

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:

~Chief Executive: Hakketomat

~Field Commander: Kanta Hame

~Tactical Officers: Thedairos, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles, Thedairos

~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England


Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~Chief Executive: Hakketomat

~WA Delegate: Wischland

~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium

~Senator for Himes West (Role-play): AxeCapital

~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente

~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Haivon

~Minister of Education: Porflox

~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia

~Minister of Immigration: Sulenia

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.


Around the Islands

~ At the beginning of December, Thedairos announced that the Cultural Office had prepared an Advent Calendar with new surprises and activities every day up until Christmas Eve. More information about it here.

~ This Christmas 10000 Islands participated in the 2021 NS Christmas Charity Fundraiser. This event raised money for the Médecins Sans Frontières, an international NGO that provides humanitarian & medical assistance across national boundaries without regard for race, religion, creed, or political affiliation.

To find out more about the fundraising event, check out the following links:

Link2021Just Giving

Forum Thread

Dispatch

LinkNSCCF 2021 Twitch

Thanks to everyone that was able to take part in the event and donate!

~ Paffnia announced the Tenth Annual Paffnia Prize and the Baden-Wuerttemberg Prizes, a joint event searching for the best new ideas implemented in 10000 Islands during 2021. Make your nominations Linkhere!

~ The RP Commission started a new role-play themed around WW2. Join our Discord server to be a part of it!

~ The Union Empire was 10000 Islands’ featured nation for December! Check it out Linkhere!


Islander Achievements

~ Venmere started the Peregrine Cup V, which is currently in its semifinals. The remaining competitors are Coldian, Margaux, Zaberaz Hapang and The Republic of Osea. If you are interested about the organization of teams in the Cup, check it out here.

~ I hope all of you had excellent holidays!


XKI Game-Side

This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us two polls themed around the holidays! The first one asked Islanders if they agreed to Christmas music in public and the second one asked them if they liked eggnog for the holidays.

In the first poll, there were 170 voters: 16 (9.41%) said “no” because Christmas music in public was annoying, 70 (41.17%) said “yes” because it placed them in the holiday spirit, 18 (10.58%) said “no” because it infringed upon their rights as non-Christians, 12 (7.05%) said “yes” because it is spiritually uplifting, 18 (10.58%) said “no” because of the commercialism advertised in those songs, 20 (11.76%) said “yes” because they could hear the sleigh bells ringing, and 16 (9.41%) said "Humbug” in a pirate way to express their feelings that Christmas music in public is insincere and hypocritical.

In the second poll, there were 129 voters: 44 (34.10%) said “yes” because eggnog is delicious and essential for the holidays, 73 (56.58%) said “no” because it is an abominable, ghastly concoction, and 12 (9.30%) said “yes” as long as the eggnog was heavily spiked.

Much like last month, it was miserable to look at every December RMB post...well, maybe I’m exaggerating. The RMB was slightly less busy than the previous month, but I do know one thing that didn’t change: the abundance of absolutely hilarious moments!

~ The perfect weapon

~ No comment

~ Yum!

~ Run

~ Eating in modernity in a nutshell

~ A ghost town...

~ The week is over

~ The Matrix Recollection!

~ There is always another level


Meet The Nation

This month our Emissary Update staff interviewed Jabberwocky, the longtime Regional Pollster.

Haivon: Hello Jabberwocky! Could I ask you some few questions for the Emissary Report?

Jabberwocky: Of course! Fire away.

Haivon: In first of all, how did you joined NS and why did you decided to join 10000 Islands?

Jabberwocky: I first read about NationStates four years ago inside the back cover of a novel by Max Barry; perhaps it was Syrup. I thought it sounded intriguing and tried it out. I drifted about for a few months, trying out various regions. As a WA member, I read Lenlyvit's proposal to Commend Europe. The bit about defending appealed to me. I asked Ms. L how one becomes a defender; she suggested The Grey Wardens or XKI. Thus the 10000 Islands became my home; here I remain.

Haivon: After you joined the region, what made you stay here?

Jabberwocky: As I strolled around the grounds, everyone was friendly and helpful, open minded and tolerant. That atmosphere appealed to me then, and still does.

Haivon: When and how did you become the Regional Pollster?

Jabberwocky: Nearly three years ago, the Ministry of Labor posted a job opening for Pollster to replace an outgoing Pollster. I applied for the job and somehow fooled them enough to get it. Back in those days we had two Pollsters.

Haivon: How do you usually get the ideas for those polls?

Jabberwocky: I get ideas from...the news, from real life. Or I make something up. Or I steal from someone else.

Haivon: In the past, you used to do a monthly regional newspaper called The Mad Surfer, which was a predecessor to the Emissary Report, and many Islanders, myself included, were once interviewed by it. Is there anything about it you would like to tell us?

Jabberwocky: TMS was a spur of the moment flash in the pan that got lucky enough to tickle the fancy of the reading public, probably due to its irreverent approach. Not a precursor to the Emissary Report, it ran concurrently. But, as trends do, TMS eventually lost its luster. Fortunately, the Emissary Report is a worthy successor.

Haivon: Well, I suppose that this is it. Is there anything you want to say for the interview?

Jabberwocky: Yes. The best is yet to come.

Haivon: Thank you for your time!

Jabberwocky: Are you kidding? For an old pal? No problem!


Hope to see you all next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!

Haivon and Liberdon

Read dispatch

Minister and Roleplay Delegate Elections coming soon!

Hey FNR! Our Minister Elections as well as the Roleplay Delegate Election are coming up in 9 days from now!
They are going to begin on the 27th of January at 22:00 UTC and last for 72 hours, as usual.

Declare your candidacy for one of the 5 ministerial offices or the RPD in this Google form which is going to remain open for 72:

https://forms.gle/ZE5euM67KyT4EA5M7

The schedule for this election season is still pinned in the #election-office channel on our Discord server for easy reference.

Join the FNR Discord server with this invite link: https://discord.gg/Rrw3ywN

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Chinese USSR wrote:Today in History
Ya Know, You Could Learn Alot From Just Reading Those Every Day

I hope so!

Hello!

19th January 1915 (107 years ago): German strategic bombing during World War I: The first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target

Strategic bombing during World War I (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) was principally carried out by the United Kingdom and France for the Entente Powers and Germany for the Central Powers. All the belligerents of World War I eventually engaged in strategic bombing, and, with the exception only of Rome and Lisbon, the capital cities of all the major European belligerents were targeted. A multi-national air force to strike at Germany was planned but never materialized. The aerial bombing of cities, intended to destroy the enemy's morale, was introduced by the Germans in the opening days of the war.

The first extended campaigns of strategic bombing were carried out against England by the German Empire's fleet of airships, which were then the only aircraft capable of such sustained activities so far from their bases. After several attacks by seaplanes, the main campaign began in January 1915 with airships. Until the Armistice the Marine-Fliegerabteilung (Navy Aviation Department) and Die Fliegertruppen des deutschen Kaiserreiches (Imperial German Flying Corps) mounted over 50 bombing raids. The raids were generally referred to in Britain as Zeppelin raids despite Schütte-Lanz airships also being used. The Zeppelin company was much better known and was responsible for producing the majority of the airships.

The campaign was approved on 7 January 1915 by Kaiser Wilhelm II, who forbade attacks on London, fearing that his relatives in the British royal family might be injured. These restrictions were lifted in May, after British attacks on German cities. The first attacks on England were on 19 January, and struck the Yarmouth area and King's Lynn. Two British aircraft took off but failed to find the airships; four people were killed and 16 injured. Monetary damage was estimated at £7,740 (GB£ 198,000 in 2022).

The Zeppelin proved too costly compared to airplanes, too large and slow a target, its hydrogen gas too flammable, and too susceptible to bad weather, anti-aircraft fire (below 5,000 feet) and interceptors armed with incendiary bullets (up to 10,000 feet) for the Imperial German Army (Reichsheer), which abandoned its use in 1916. The Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine), whose airships were primarily used for reconnaissance over the North Sea, continued to bomb the United Kingdom until 1918. In all, fifty-one raids on Great Britain were carried out, the last by the Navy in May 1918.

Early strategic bombing attempts led to the development of specialized bomber aircraft, during World War I. Initially bombs were dropped by hand and aimed by the naked eye, but by the end of the war bombsights had been developed. The introduction of air raid warnings and shelters can be dated to World War I, as can the design of anti-aircraft artillery and the development of methods for coordinated aerial defence. Many of the advocates of strategic bombing during the interwar period, such as Italy's Giulio Douhet, America's Billy Mitchell, and Britain's Hugh Trenchard, had commanded aircraft during World War I. The improvements in aircraft technology during and after the war convinced many that "the bomber will always get through", and this belief influenced planning for strategic bombing during World War II.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/German_airship_bombing_Warsaw.JPG

German airship Schütte Lanz SL2 bombing Warsaw in 1914.
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Zeppelin-Paris.jpg

Crater of a Zeppelin bomb in Paris.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-air-raid-on-britain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_bombing_of_Britain,_1914%E2%80%931918

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_during_World_War_I

Chinese USSR wrote:Today in History
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Yes, I agree. I discovered some historical stuff before joining NationStates, and discovered more during my time here, from Today in History, and other information.

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So far it should have most issues, and you can see in detail if policies will be added or not.

I saw the list of all issues in that link. There are currently 1499 issues for NS.

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