Peshawar Lancers Redux: Europe

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    Tensions appeared to be on the Rise in Europe as the Russians once again sought to regain the lost lands. The Russians had discovered oil and had drilled for it. This had allowed its industry to grow and they were investing in building a lot of Heavy industry. Industrial Spying was a high priority for the Russians who sought to take any short cut which would put them in a better position.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    Let me make it clear that there was no evidence that the Russians were going to invade what they regarded as the lost lands but there were strong hints that the Russians hadn't given up.
     
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    Austria had supported the Kingdom of Poland and had used the Poles as a proxy to deal with the Russians. The Death of the Austrian Emperor after one of the longest periods as a ruler had seen the Coronation Of Karl Hapsburg as the new Emperor.
     
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    George and his wife were in Vienna for the ceremony and he got a chance to speak with the new Emperor in a candid conversation. The two got along quite well and Karl invited both of them to return for a month long stay in the summer.
    George and his wife stopped in Ireland to visit with his parents,who were vacationing in the Emerald Island. He exchange his thoughts with his father and both agreed that they both could smell another European conflict coming.
     
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    George as chairman of the armed services committee got a chance to meet with the Irish Defense Minister and its Prime Minister. They talked about Irish arms purchases and training. George believed that eventually planes might replace airships.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    Hawaii's Secretary of State was on hand for the opening of the new Hawaiian Embassy in the Portuguese Capital. All of the big projects had been completed and the city was a now regarded as the prime example of the new Europe The final steps were nearing completion for the new rail system which would allow one to travel from Lisbon to Northern Italy and by 1920 one would be able to go all the way to Constantinople.
     
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    Admiral William Kamehameha II arrived in Ireland as part of a European tour of consulting with Hawaiian allies and friends .The Hawaiian Chief of Naval Operations, met with the Irish Minister of Defense for talks concerning Hawaii's base in the Country and for the needs of Irish Defense. After a 5 day stay in Ireland he traveled to Britain where he met with his British counterpart. He then traveled to Austria, France, Spain and was in Portugal for the launching of the first of 4 new destroyers for that country's navy.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    The Royal Hawaiian Navy had provided the design for the destroyer and had provided technical assistance in its construction. Hawaii had manufactured the main battery. It was the same sort of help that it provided to Brazil. Although the Brazilians were now preparing to manufacture the weapons in Brazil under License.
     
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    Five Citizens of the Kingdom of Ireland were attending the Royal Hawaiian Naval Academy and they were joined by 2 Portuguese and 2 Brazilians. Brazil was to begin Construction of the Queen Catharine class of Battleships in 1920. It was to be larger than the British Queen Elizabeth class which had begun in 1916.
     
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    Keep it up, Chris! :)
     
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    Ireland dispatched a special Envoy to Russia in an attempt to prevent a possible new European Conflict. Ambassador Donald Fitzgerald traveled by airship to Finland and then he and his party went by train to St Petersburg. The Swiss Embassy housed the Irish deligation
    The talks went on for two weeks with only slight progress on the thorny issues which divided the parties.
     
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    How rebuilt is Northern Russia, given its cold climate and the Fall?
     
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    Basically only St Petersberg has begun to rebuild Murmansk is a ghost town and Arkangel has only a limited population that has only returned to the area since 1915. It is why the Finns do not feel threaten. However a lot of activity has occoured around St Petersburg as building are repaired, new construction is underway and the rail connection to Moscow is fully restored.
     
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    Dublin , Ireland : The former Hawaiian Prime Minister was in the process of being evaluated to determine if he could be transferred to the Royal Hawaiian Naval Vessel for the journey home. The Doctors from the ship were at the hospital to discuss the matter. Irish medical officials had inspected the Hawaiian Ship
     
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    Keep it up, Chris!:)