Sir William Huxley (Senator of Island of Huxley):
“Ladies and gentlemen, the situation with Tumara Island demands our immediate attention. The Finnish occupation of Median cities on the island poses a significant challenge to our commitment to restore the island to its rightful custodians, the Median people. While we prefer a peaceful resolution, we must be prepared for all eventualities. I propose we authorize Naval Command to intervene militarily should diplomatic efforts fail.”
Lord Edward Barrington (Senator of Barrington Isle):
“I echo Sir Huxley’s sentiments. Our naval strength is considerable, and while I prefer diplomatic channels, we must be ready to show our military might if necessary. The Finnish-Angolan naval presence near our waters is a direct challenge to our authority and intention to secure Tumara Island. I vote in favor of granting Naval Command the authority to engage, should peaceful negotiations reach an impasse.”
Dr. Alexander Montague (Senator of Montague’s Haven):
“Our economic stability and growth are paramount. A conflict, while not desirable, may be inevitable. If it comes to war, it must be swift and decisive to minimize economic disruption. I support the motion to authorize military action but urge that we exhaust all diplomatic avenues first. It’s vital to maintain our image as a nation that seeks peace and cooperation.”
Lady Catherine Harrow (Senator of Harrow’s Refuge):
“I am deeply concerned about the potential loss of life and the humanitarian impact of a military conflict. Our first and foremost duty is to seek a peaceful resolution. However, if all peaceful means are exhausted and our moral obligation to the Median people compels us, then, and only then, should we consider military action. I vote yes, but with a heavy heart, prioritizing peace and the welfare of the Median people.”
Reverend Thomas Fielding (Senator of Fielding’s Frontier):
“This is a moral dilemma. On one hand, we have our commitment to the Median people, and on the other, the prospect of war. Our faith and ethics guide us to seek peace, but also to stand firm against injustice. I reluctantly agree that if peaceful negotiations fail, we must be prepared to act. However, our actions must be measured, just, and always with the aim of quickly returning to peace.”
Vote on Issue 1: Future of Finnish Occupied Cities on Median Island
Result: Authorization Granted for British Naval Command to intervene if peaceful transfer of cities to Median people is not achieved.
Vote on Issue 2: Engagement of Finnish-Angolan Naval Presence
Result: Conditional Authorization Granted for British Naval Command to engage the Finnish-Angolan fleet if no peaceful resolution is found regarding the Median island situation, with a strong preference for a diplomatic solution.
The Senate, after thoughtful deliberation, has decided to support the proposals, albeit with an emphasis on prioritizing diplomatic solutions to avoid conflict. The resolutions passed reflect the Empire’s commitment to its allies and its readiness to protect its interests, while upholding its values of peace and justice.