Esteemed members of Orbis,
It is an honour to announce on behalf of The Federation and Pantheon, that we recognise that hostilities have been made against our mutual ally, The Immortals, by foreign powers.
I would like to present the following speech from a high government member of The Federation, Stanislaw Augustus.
"The government wishes for everyone to be aware of the reasons why The Federation has decided to enter the world war and what we can expect from this conflict.
Yesterday, our allies in The Immortals were attacked by Coalition B. This violates a non-aggression pact they themselves signed by two months. Although none are surprised by Coalition B’s capacity for violence and treachery, these acts further cement their place among the worst of Orbis’ reprobate. Where once before there may have been some slight hope of character we can now be certain that their words are literally worth less than the paper they are printed on.
For over a year now, the alliances of Coalition B – mainly, New Pacific Order, Black Knights, and GOONS, have pursued a violent campaign against all of Orbis. Like many evil empires before them, theirs is an evil quest for world domination. Unlike their failed predecessors who have been discarded to the trash heap that is the history of Orbis, Coalition B has yet to be defeated. Indeed, it has become obvious that if Politics & War is to continue as a game the world must make a stand.
United against our common enemy and in the universal desire for the common good of all, the Federation and her allies are resolved to take up arms against Coalition B. Our enemy is strong. Within their ranks are experienced fighters, advanced methods for communication and coordination, and the strength of numbers. But they are not without their weaknesses. Fighting for more than a year has strained their ability to finance and supply their offensives. Their leadership’s authoritarian and condescending approach to governing has uncovered division among their ranks. Although supplied by newcomers to the game, their base is inexperienced, relying on their officers to micro-manage most actions.
Need we be reminded of our own strength? Since our failed merger in June, the Federation has grown almost 40 thousand in score, saved cash and resources, improved our internal operations, and strengthened and created new friends worldwide. Currently, we rank the fifteenth strongest alliance. The overwhelming majority of our members are experienced warriors who have at their disposal strong militaries, powerful economies, and a fraternal bond unmatched anywhere in the world. While we enjoyed the benefits of peace, the government has made significant improvements to the military and kept vigilant watch of our enemies. Any appraisal of the Federation would show us to be a formidable alliance ready to fight for justice.
Our success and the success of our allies shall be entirely dependent on our resolve to this just cause. We must be prepared to endure hardship, and suffer losses. In return, we shall blockade their ports, level their cities, and inflict terror upon their people. Nuclear weapons, espionage, and unprecedented economic sanctions shall further devastate their empire. There is no price too high that cannot be paid when our lives and all those in Orbis are at stake – no violence so brutal that cannot be delivered upon this Babylonic beast.
In conclusion, to Coalition B, our enemy: scorn and defiance, slight regard, and contempt. To the Federation and our allies: unity and strength, dedication, and fraternity in this most righteous cause. God Save the Federation and may God Save Orbis!" --Shadow Minister and Ambassador(FA), Stanislaw Augustus
To those abroad and already in these devastating conflicts(GW14 & the new GW15), we salute you and indeed, we watched on the sidelines for too long. We rally to the cause you started, and hope that you guys may maintain resolve against this foe. For our alliances! And indeed, for Orbis!
TL;DR - TF and Panth declare war on GOONS, NPO, BK and their affiliates.