"We hold a responsibility not just to the Oseanians and Kanadiaans, but also to the noble Trefjalli and the Belkans and Caskaans. Candanadium is a nation of liberty, a union of races under the crown. My pledge to you, Candanadians, is the preservation of our union, of the founding principles of our nation. Together, we can face whatever the world throws at us. If we must stand alone we will, and if we must take up arms we must do so with courage and valour. I have no doubt in the will and strength of this great nation. This mighty land will prosper, for Candanadians never die. Thank you all, Seven be with you, and good night."
The new Chancellor's concluding words were felt throughout the land. Every Candanadian had heard these words before, either growing up under the True Northern Front's regime or from their parents and grandparents before them. These words were sung by the first Oseanians and Kanadiaans to set foot in frozen Kanatia, by the soldiers marching east to quell the Belkhomirians and Caskhomirians and by those marching south into Edofasia. These words marked the height of a bygone era, one that carried fond memories for many Candanadians but also carried with it the blood of the Belkans and Caskaans, and the countless Kanatians and Edofasians slaughtered by the Security Forces.
Never again. That was the pledge made by Chancellor von Klark in 1966. Yet, with threats looming to the north and south and another one in the far east, some feel that it is again time for Candanadium to cast aside the hoe and pickaxe and march off again to war. With the Constitution Party winning in a landslide election, the future seemed turbulent for the nation and, indeed, for the world. Many Candanadians had fond memories of life under the Kanatian Union regime in the Dominion of old. The Edofasian Crisis of the 60s and 70s was perceived as a terrorist threat against the Candanadian state and people and often brushed it off as such. For others, Candanadium's history was a source of shame, of unabashed regret. The scars of Candanadium's past run deep to this day, leaving Candanadium standing alone in the world. Even with the autonomy granted to Caskhomir and Belkhomir, the east has always been a troublesome region for Candanadium, with the Sonvarian looming to the south.
Candanadium truly stands alone. With Karelograd of old fallen to Sonvarim, Trefjall feeble and weak, and Akarea over the ocean, it is up to the determination of Candanadians and Candanadians alone to guarantee the survival of the nation. Can this feeble union of races survive the tests of time and of war, as well as everything else thrown at it?