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GLORY


Glory to our government and glory to our throne
Glory to each republic, all those who stand alone
Glory to the democrats and praise for every fascist
To all those military men who succeed with small moustaches
Glory to each president, all shahs deposed or resident
Glory to the fatherland; general, prince and motherland
Glory to all our leaders, believers or deceivers
Glory to their rise and fall, glory to those leaders all
Glory to their rise, their rise and fall

This is the news. It was revealed by a government source, earlier today, that plans are being put forward to reclaim the wastelands to the west of our northern barriers.
A spokesman for the ruling parties has denied the knowledge, or indeed the existence of any such proposal. And now the weather…

Good evening, here is the weather. After a recent period of warm summer sunshine,
Storm clouds are gathering to the north of the city. These, however, are expected to blow over during the night leaving us with a clear sky by dawn tomorrow. And that will give us one of the longest Indian summers since records have been kept.

Glory to each president, all shahs deposed or resident
Glory to the fatherland; general, prince and motherland
Glory to all our leaders, believers or deceivers
Glory to their rise and fall, glory to those leaders all
Glory to their rise, their rise and fall

It’s a warm summers day here in bastion
Like an Indian summer we’re told
So just bask in the warmth of our sunlight
And forget that summers grow old

A spokesman for the government ruling parties announced today plans to seize and reclaim the wastelands to the west of our northern barriers. The government ruling party executive denied that any previous denial of today’s announced plan should constitute a denial. Here is the weather…

What has been one of our longest and warmest Indian summers today came to an end as dark heavy storms clouds blew over the outer suburbs of bastion. Signs of a severe winter are already indicated. With icy conditions expected for northern regions. They’ll be a ground frost in all parts of the city tonight, with bitter conditions expected shortly.

Glory to our government and glory to our throne
Glory to each republic, all those who stand alone
Glory to the democrats and praise for every fascist
To all those military men who succeed with small moustaches


Today, government troops took possession of the wastelands to the west of our northern barriers. The government has denied that this could be seen as an act of aggression towards a neighbouring state. The government has pointed out that though the wastelands are of no intrinsic value, the once formed a part of the outer territories of the city of bastion before the decade war of fifty years ago. The two governments are expected to negotiate a settlement in the near future.

Those found breaking the curfew and blackouts will be severely punished. Those found looting, hoarding supplies of food or water or otherwise hindering the war effort will be imprisoned or executed.

If this isn’t madness then what is? If this isn’t purely insane…

It’s a warm summers day here in bastion
Like an Indian summer we’re told
So just bask in the warmth of our sunlight
And forget that summers grow old

It’s a warm summers day here in bastion
Like an Indian summer they said
So we basked in the warmth of our sunlight
Till they told us our summer was dead.