GGMM Diplomacy Game: Spring, 1901

War in Europe seemed inevitable. The armies of each nation had prepared themselves for the on coming battle, one that would hopefully be short. However, a small group of leaders realized the danger there was in the instigation of war amoungst the powers of Europe. Premier du Croissant met with his adversary, Abdul Hamid of the Ottoman Empire. Putting aside their countries’ historically tenuous relationship, they discussed the danger that a total war across Europe presented to the people of both of their nations. Together, they called for the leaders of all of the other major European powers to meet and speak on what actions could be taken to avoid the outbreak of the great war. On April 1st, 1901 in the city of Marseilles a united European treaty was formed:

The rulers present here today have recognized the grave risk that a total war could bring to Europe. In order to preserve the peace and prosperity of the new century, by the obligation to the maintenance of justice and mutual respect here by agree not to take overt or covert military action against one another in the honoring of this treaty.

Signed,

Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey, King-Minister Benold Hanover of Britannia, Kaiser Otto von Cox of Germany, Prince Patrick Patsburg III of Austria, Tsar Nicola Laurence of Russia, King Mario de Spaghetti of Italy, and Premier du Croissant

April 1st, 1901

The Treaty of Marseilles was maintained for 40 years unbroken. But one by one, the rulers were replaced as the old royalty died off and were replaced by their children or another form of government entirely. The young blood of King-Minister Benjamin Hanover calls back to the ferocity of his Grandfather Benold, who was the first King to also take the seat of Prime Minister. In Germany, Kaiserin Emilie von Wilcox was appointed by her uncle as the successor to the empire after she demonstrated her tactical competence in Africa. King Mario Spaghetti Laurence of Italy and Tsar Ropa Laurence of Russia are both descendants of the houses of Spaghetti and Laurence, which were united through marriage after the treaty was signed. Abdul Hamid II died, leaving his wife Abida Hamid the sultanate until she remarried; an action which she seems to have no plan in sight for. Premeir Jamié du Baguette was elected on a promise to follow the democratic and cooperative values of Premier du Croissant. Only old Patrick Patsburg III still remains on the throne since the time of the signing of the treaty of Marseilles. The treaty will be tested in the fall of 1940, as each country begins to rearm themselves in preparation for warfare. . .

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