During a routine LIDUN meeting, Princess Ayana delivered an address which, in part, called for the expansion of Doatia’s borders, and an increase in Doatian naval presence in the Tenebric Ocean and surrounding area, citing “regional instability”, including the Promethean Sea, South Xiomeran Sea, Nereus Sea, and the Gulf of Yukoni.
More of her statement below:
“Perhaps the world does require a “police force”. A strong nation willing to take on the responsibility of ensuring global stability. Due to reports of a increase in pirots in the Southern Ocean, and the loss of a Doatian ship in the Olympic Ocean, Doatia has increased our naval presence both through our coast guard and the Doatian Navy.
Although we have not officially been given the responsibility of policing international waters and trade routes, its one we’ve taken one because it’s become a necessity. Again, another example of the incapabilities of this body.
And with the civil war in Roucourt, where the nation and her people were facing a military dictatorship, Doatia and Xiomera came to the rescue.
In fact, despite our nation’s differences, Xiomera and Doatia continue to commit themselves to protecting and improving the global community.
That requires global regulation, global policing, and central authority. Doatia will police trade routes and sensitive areas, including the sovereign waters of weaker nations, indefinitely. If LIDUN stepped up to the plate, Doatia wouldn’t have to.
With that, I announce an expansion of Doatian military operations and presence in the Tenebric Ocean. Doatia will also be constructing 10 additional aircraft carriers, financed by the Monarchy.”
The escalation and aggressive rhetoric is not new for the Princess, who has been given the responsibility of speaking for the Monarchy on diplomatic matters. Matched with a royal decree signed by the Queen earlier today, the military authorization is confirmed.
How LIDUN and nations near the relevant area will react is yet to be seen.
Doatian Journal Global Affairs Senior Correspondent, Dominic Calhoun