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My defensive espionage actions have enraged the Turks.
To relieve political tensions, a contingent of Turkish emissaries recently
traveled to Egypt seeking reparations. My representatives countered their
diplomatic demands with a request to secede part of Turkish territory to Egypt.
Displeased with this proposal, the Turks have begun to amass an army.
||To shore up my empire's defenses
against the Turkish threat, I have turned to my Persian allies. Their expertise
in artillery and explosive devices is world-renowned. In exchange for their
military know-how, I will offer them our trade secrets regarding railroad
||My comrades in Persia were more
money-minded than I expected. They countered my offer by asking for a
significant amount of gold in return for their military technology. I had
no choice but to meet their demands. The exchange has been carried out. My
military advisors have urged me to build anti-air emplacements to defend
our cities against Turkey's bombers.
||We have been at war with
Turkey for several punishing weeks. My forces bravely fought off their
intense initial blitz. Then, at a key point, the tides turned in our
favor--due mainly to our newly mobilized army, the centerpiece
of which is our modern helicopter fleet. Reports of our successes in
mechanized warfare continue to pour in from the front.
||Victory over Turkey has
been declared. The war was hard-fought, but our military might soon proved
to be indomitable. National pride is at an all-time high. Our military
officers have become celebrated heroes. To commemorate our triumph, we
will soon begin construction on what is to be the tallest steel structure
in the world. Its awe-inspiring architecture will symbolize our strength
to an international audience.