I'm getting a distinct Yamamoto vibe here...And yet, Wehihimana reflected as the scene of paradise was blotted out by a silhouette, that came with dangers as well as glories. By being strong, by putting themselves on the map with their empire-building, the Mauré were attracting more and more attention from their neighbours, great powers which thought nothing of planting their mana-kari, their flag, on a land and claiming it in the name of their Kawana. It mattered not whether that Kawana was named King-Emperor George IV or President-General Monterroso. Wehihimana was proud of his people and did not quake in fear at the thought of war with such a power. But he did assess the likelihood of victory soberly.
...yeah, like I was saying“No, brave though your men are,” Hughes said baldly. “But we will help you. We will draw the Russian fleet out of Gavaji with a feint. Then you will move in and strike at their naval base at Jemchudgenia Haven. Wreck their facilities so they cannot resupply and are forced to turn tail and return to Yapon.” The Welshman leaned forward earnestly. “And win back your ancestral homeland of Hawaiki.”