The imaginary historical records of the resurrected Baltic State of Prussia. An modern miniature wargames campaign with battles fought in 6mm.

"Prussia was not a country with an army, but an army with a country.."-Friedrich Freiherr von Schrötte, Prussian minister

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

In a stunning surprise to the world Prussia announced the completion of it's first 3 nuclear power plants. Both the EU and the United States immediately called for UN Inspectors to be allowed in to inspect the facility. Poland is threatening aerial strikes, which has put the PDF on high alert. Chancellor Jaap von Huack says that the plants were publicly announced 2 years ago, so they should not come as a surprise to anyone. Further the Chancellor stated that UN inspectors will be allowed access to the facility but will be accompanied at all times by Prussian Energy employees and members of the Prussian Intelligence Service (PIS). The three plants will produce enough energy to not only meet all of Prussia's energy needs but will allow Prussia to export energy to neighboring countries. Only one of the plants uses a cooling tower the rest use the waters from the Baltic Sea.

New Chancellor Elected!

The Election Day results are in and the elected ministers of the 2nd National Assembly have
been sworn in by the Chief Counsel of the Council of Prussia. The first order of business is to elect a citizen as Chancellor and then the new Chancellor will appoint his cabinet. After a few hours, Jaap von Huack of Koenigsberg was elected Chancellor and immediately confirmed by the Council of Prussia. His vacant seat in the National Assembly will be filled by the citizen candidate that had the second most votes on Election Day in his district.

Election Year, New Rules for Ministers and More Police

National elections are being held today for the National Assembly of Prussia. Changes to the Assembly Law were introduced late last year to change the representation ratio from 1 minister for every 1000 citizens to 1 minister for 73 polling districts. Now while the new law uses the term people vice citizen, only citizens can vote and hold public office. There are 114,873 registered citizens out of a population of 360,000. This years election will reduce the seats in the National Assembly bringing the total down to 73. Chancellor Hekel may not stand for re-election to the Chancellery this year by law so he is running for a ministers seat in the Assembly from his hometown of Freidland. He may seek the Chancellery again in 2 years. Currently there are 3000 citizens running for office.

Another law passed in the last Assembly Session was the Currency Act of 2011, which renamed the Prussian Thaler to the Prussian Mark. 1PM = 1 Euro. Military expenditures increased by 80 million marks. The Republic expanded the Black Eagle Vodka label to include several new product lines including beer and wine. Alcohol and tobacco taxes were raised and the Commerce Transaction Fees put in place. The Republic Police Force was increased to 3500 members with 3 Command Centers. New recruits for the RPF are shown below in full dress uniform outside the Koenigsberg Republic Police Academy.

Once again Republic Service is open to all whom apply. Something will be found for you. Whether testing medical products, delivering mail, driving a truck or taking a bullet in Karakistan, there is a job for you in the Republic. Apply at your local Republic Service Center. You will be given medical & psychological examinations, undergo various testing procedures and given a standard 8 day indoctrination program and from there be sent to begin training in your new career. Remember, citizenship is awarded for 5 years of honorable service.