The question of the Donbass Isle was something that had always lingered in the minds of Jazadii politicians and kings since the annexation of the lands in 1912, in the early years of governing the Donbass, the Donvians and Nanlanders (Jazadoan for Notenglandiswear) had proved to be nuisance, small bands of partisans bombed government offices and attacked Khitai and Slavoj citizens. The initial response of the government was the colonization of the isle, namely encouraging the migration of the Slavoj to the lands previously held by the Donvians, but when the plan failed, both due to a lack of initiative and also Donvian terror attacks it became prevalent that a new strategy was needed to solve the issue.
In the years leading up to the 1930s the Donbass had enjoyed its position as an autonomous region of Jazado but at the turn of the decade when the 40s edged closer tensions between the Donvians and Nanlanders rose mainly due to the forced relocation of Donvian and Nanlander communities. Every four or five years a town full of Donvians would be emptied, its inhabitants given orders by the regional government to move somewhere else, then after a month or so a Nanlander community would replace the Donvian one, similar occurrences were to be found throughout the Isle. At first there were large Donvian and Nanlander protests against the government but as the tensions began rise between the two ethnicities the situation seemed more like a powder keg ready to blow and the fuse was already lit, it was only a matter of time before the situation devolved even more. Then in 1953 on July fourth a Donvian protest was staged in the city of Mintzgrad, they were not protesting the government but instead the Nanlanders who lived in the city, soon the protest degenerated into riots and a huge fire broke out burning half of the Nanlander district, the riot had killed 34 Nanlanders and wounded 211 but the fire destroyed the livelihoods of thousands and soon enough the bodies began to pile. Education in Donvian areas had become increasingly anti Nanlander and vice versa soon there was an entire island ready to rip itself apart, and where was the government in all this? Well they were busy opening a new Uranium mine south of Kaltsk, the protests and riots were not their concern, after all the government couldn’t have deprived these people of the right to freedom of expression and everyone knew that riots and a good fight is the truest expression of primal man. What happened afterwards? Well a Nanlander militia raided the Donvian quarter in Tobrisk and massacred at least 200 Donvians retaliation against the brutality shown. These armed men with semiautomatic and sometimes automatic rifles roamed the country brutalizing Donvians and so what did the Donvians do in response? They created their own militias of course and a series of bloody massacres followed. Now it is unknown the defacto cause of the 1953 riot, Nanlanders say that it was due to nationalist zeal in Donvians and their racist attitudes, the Donvians say that it was because the Nanlanders were destroying their way of life and a handful of people believe it was a great government conspiracy.
The Current Day, the Palace of Kings:
Kenan sits while sipping his tea, listening to the regional governor explain to him the current situation of the Donbass Isle, as the financial report was being wrapped up everything seemed normal, the state was running a deficit in the Donbass and thousand or so tons of uranium decrease every year as the mines run dry. The infrastructure is poor as usual and all bills in the making are constantly being stopped by Donvian or Nanlander MPs, as the month comes to an end and the poverty rates increase only one word comes to Kenan’s mind, excellent.
“Now your majesty, I would like to happily report that the situation with the militias have only worsened, the roving bands of Donvians continue to terrorize the Nanlanders and firearms keep being ‘smuggled’ into the region, the inefficiency of the Parliament and their inability to formulate and agree on a proper budget and allocate resources means that our police forces don’t have the proper equipment to combat the everyday crime, further more the inaction both in the congress and parliaments means that no bill allowing the military to intervene in the situation can pass. So, to conclude your majesty all things are going well and according to plan.”
Looking down at the other reports the King sat in silence reading as the Governor waited, then looking up with he said: “That is all well and done, however I want plans to develop the infrastructure and the introduction of new industries to the Donbass to be started right now,” looking back down at one of the spreadsheets in the production report, Kenan reads and scans through the text again making sure that he does not miss a thing, and then continues “Prospects how that the Uranium mines will run dry in about seven years, our refineries will not last longer than nine if the uranium does run out, so I also want plans to quell the unrest in the Donbass to be revised and presented to me as soon as possible, furthermore these plans need to be able to be enacted on short notice and should only take two years at most. Is that clear?”
“Yes, your majesty.” Answered the Governor.
“Good, you are dismissed, the Daili will make sure you have a safe trip back.”
As the governor left the meeting chamber Kenan called one of the Daili agents to fetch Brion Markov, new plans involving the Daili were to be made at once, the situation in the Donbass is bad but it could get a whole lot worse. As he waited in his chair Kenan pulled out a book titled “Treatise on Modern Government” written by Yan Zabod in 1834, it referenced many ideas of the enlightenment and was full of critiques of the absolutism of the monarchy at the time, though Jazado had already made great shifts in its government the critique and proposals made by Zabod were great for reflecting on one’s ruling position. As Kenan read the book and the many arguments for constitutional government and the many privileges that should be attributed to the common man. Though the ideas were interesting had history turned a different path they would be more prevalent today. Finally, Markov had arrived, standing at the door he saluted the king before asking for permission to sit, it was granted and the two began to talk.
“Brion, you may do away with the formalities, not all business with the Daili are formal, you of all people should know this.”
“Of course, and so may I ask why I am needed here?”
“Public opinion is already swayed against the parliaments in the Donbass and the Regional congress, the mess on the island has done much to turn people against democracy and parliamentarism, but the full scale of the atrocities committed by the militias are not known, which is why I want Daili agents to patrol the Donbass in secret, they are to record the acts of horror done by the militia and submit them to the press.”
“Yes, I understand. But may I suggest that we also send some of our agents to infiltrate the militias, the armaments we indirectly provide give us many connections that we can utilize.”
“Go ahead with the plan, also I intend on making a trip across Jazado to go become more attuned with my people I would like to request two Daili agents to serve as my protection, however their presence is to be unknown.”
“I will reassign agents 117 and 248 from the Kolsnikov case right away.”
“Good, I think that wraps up everything I want to get through today, now would you like to play some chess?”