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State Secessions Become Official, Declaration Released

From Tom Brokejaw, FNN


“The Only Thing New In This World Is The History You Don’t Know†– Harry S. Truman


It seems that history will in fact repeat itself, as an open Declaration of Freedom is created and ratified by four seceding territories. FNN News reported last night that there has indeed been a signed declaration by the governing agencies of New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and Alaska stating the formal reasons for withdrawing from Federal Statehood into a Coalition of Sovereign Territories. An excerpt from the signed Declaration appears below:


“We, the rightful citizens of territories both sovereign and just, do wholeheartedly declare allegiance from any Federation which reserves the right to impose, without due regard to persons or property, taxation beyond the normal practices deemed necessary or legitimate upon Federal States. Therefore, due to taxation beyond representation, an impending sense of disloyalty, and sanctions well beyond the normal means of interstate commerce, we hereby secede from Federal Statehood and create our own Coalition of Sovereign Territoriesâ€


The Declaration continues on with further reasons and causes for their secession, and includes a plea to other Federal States to take a good look at what has been happening, and to take an open-minded look at both sides of everything before choosing a side.


“There is no gray area here,†says John Pilkington, one of the main officials of the Coalition of Sovereign Territories. “Once the Federal Government stepped outside it’s lawful boundaries, we had no choice but to claim our rightful Independence. The lines have been crossed, and there is no going back.â€


The only question remaining in most people’s minds is just how far this will go before the bloodshed begins. Already, there has been a movement of Coalition forces reportedly gathering in the North Eastern part of Oklahoma and it seems they are not only preparing defensive positions, but possible offensive positions in the area as well. One of the biggest fears on both sides is that this ‘Civil War’ will become anything but Civil.

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Open Movement Of Troops To Oklahoma Suggests War Is Imminent

Wes Mantooth – FNN


Over the last two weeks, officials from the Federal government have been speaking with Coalition leaders in Dallas, TX in hopes that some sort of treaty could be reached. However, it appears that the talks did not go as hoped, according to one source.


“They think just by waltzing in there and giving a half-hearted apology, with an obvious disciplinary sanction agreement that they think is ‘hidden’ out of sight – that the Coalition will give up and go back,†says R. Fenton, a spokesperson for FAST (Freedom Activists Supporting the Territories).


“What they don’t realize is there are plenty of people still here in the States that support what the Coalition is doing, and no amount of ‘come back and we’ll forget everything that happened’ is going to change our opinion or the Coalitions, I believe.â€


It appears that organizations like FAST are rapidly surfacing throughout the Federal States as more people are taking a second look at the details behind the secession, and the reaction it has given way to. As of Saturday, April 7, Federal forces were openly moving into the Northern part of Oklahoma on their way toward Texas. Such open movement would appear to mark the beginning of an impending war.


It would seem that the time to remain neutral is past. People are choosing sides, protesters are rallying at a few state Capitals, and many people are sitting at home on their couches, watching the television or reading a newspaper and forming silent opinions on the whole matter. The real question is, how long will these people remain silent?

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Blockade of CoST Land and Water Routes Spells Danger for both Parties


Wes Mantooth - FNN



With the break down of the talks in Dallas, TX the United Federal States has mobilized it's military to block all land and water routes to the Coalition of Sovereign Territories.


Citizens on both sides of the of the blockade are reported to be enraged by these latest events and blame both governments for not coming to an agreement.


"How am I able to go down to Fort Worth and see my new born grandson?" Asks Jean-Lee May from Denver, Colorado whose daughter just gave birth to a healthy son in Fort Worth, TX (CosT).


Both UFS and CoST health care professionals fear this could cause problems by cutting off the free movement of the sick and elderly looking for treatment within the UFS and CoST territories. Not to mention it seems there are rumors that Georgia might be the next state in line for secession which hosts the main research and headquarters facilities for the CDC.


"You really don't know how much we as a people depend on all the states in our once whole union. You take it all for granted until its gone." A unnamed gentleman told FNN affiliate in Chicago.


Two-party talks have been scheduled for next week in Washington, D.C. where a delegation from the Coalition of Sovereign Territories will meet with the President to discuss possible terms to bring these states back into the fold and end this crisis.


But for the time being the situation is tense as UFS forces have in essence surrounded the former territories. In return the CoST have mobilized their entire military in what looks to be a full on defense and counter offense posture.


"We will not be bullied into submission or told how to live our lives and raise our children." Was reported said by a Senior Coalition military official to the Dallas Morning News.


Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.

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The Inevitable Becomes Reality

Brian Fantana - FNN


Dark clouds are smouldering into red

While down the craters morning burns.

The dying soldier shifts his head

To watch the glory that returns;

He lifts his fingers toward the skies

Where holy brightness breaks in flame;

Radiance reflected in his eyes,

And on his lips a whispered name.

- Siegfried Sassoon (excerpt from

"How To Die", 1st Stanza)


At 5:41 this morning, the first signs of light crept into an overcast sky, giving way to a bright new day. As the golden fingers led the way ever Westward across the skies, several less beautiful convoys snaked their way through the twisted mountain roads, sporting drab greens, tans, and browns. Like a slow motion race, ever farther West the sun came, while the large caravans of military vehicles sprawled through the Oklahoma landscape, each one determined to reach their destination before the other.


By midday, aerial shots brought to mind a busy anthill, with trails of winding insects following each other blindly, while deep underground a hidden ant calls out orders. The State government is still searching high and low for the exact location of Coalition leaders who, like the ant above, remain hidden somewhere in Texas or Oklahoma, if sources are to be believed, making decisions and passing along commands without a trace, other than obvious results.

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More Troop Movement Into CoST Areas

Wes Mantooth – FNN


As the days continue with no apparent progress in communications between the UFS and CoST, movement of troops remains in evidence as well. Another massive Federal troop placement was allegedly sighted earlier this week entering into Coalition territory.


Tensions are continuously heightened as each new convoy heads toward Oklahoma territory, according to ex-Oklahoma Senator Heywood Jablome. Jablome was reported as saying that “the constant infringement and bullying aimed at our state… is forcing a decision of conflict upon the Coalition people.†He went further on in his interview to note that if we (Coalition forces) had made such an obvious effort at containing any Federal state to this extent, there would already be full out military repercussions. The former Senator feels that the Coalition forces have been extremely lenient up to this point, but warns that the time for leniency is past.


One civilian reports that there have been sightings of missile caches somewhere in the rural parts of Coalition lands. If the alleged missiles are indeed present, the escalation of such an impending conflict may reach to excessive bounds in no time.

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From The Beginning To The Present: An Overview

Chet Stedman - FNN News

Situation: Strife in the Middle East makes oil more valuable than gold. The United States government passes federal regulation on oil producing states with heavy taxation. Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Alaska are hit the hardest.


The coldest and most brutal winter in years hits the US. Thousands freeze in their own homes as fuel prices for heating goes through the roof, while simultaneously interstate commerce comes to a grinding halt.


Louisiana, New Mexico and Alaska, led by Texas’ initiative, adopt the “Declaration of Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession from the Federal Union.†The Coalition of Sovereign Territories is created, cleaving a large chunk out of the Mid-South region of the U.S., not to mention the vast Alaskan territory, which itself makes up almost as much land mass as the rest of the 45 contiguous states.


The remaining States rally to create a more unified military nation: the United Federal States. The UFS begins concentrating troop movement toward bordering states in order to force the now seceded states to rejoin the Union.


Oklahoma expresses interest in governing themselves and joining the Coalition. The UFS cannot afford to lose OK as well, so the Federal Government offers Oklahoma a compromise to govern themselves as well as exemption from taxation if they can fuel the UFS war machine.


UFS & Marines attempt a two pronged attack in a attempt to keep Oklahoma in the Union. COST forces are somewhat successful against the attack. 2 days of fighting leaves the state split in two. A new front-line had been established across the state and was firmly in UFS control. Battles were both lost and won, front lines shifted but the war rages on.




As the first rays of sunlight crept over the distant horizon, there was a general commotion as tanks, humvees, and helicopters blazed through the area, and the first shots of battle sounded out. Echoing through the forests were the shouts of enemies meeting enemies, each fighting for what they were sure was the right cause.


The fight went on through the day, with surges across enemy lines as the Federal forces made a huge push to into Coalition territory. However, before the last bit of sunlight winked out behind the treetops, the relentless defense of COST forces muscled their way back through the UFS forces to regain all of what they had lost and then some.


The next morning, the battle seemed focused on the seizure of Colleville, as heavy amounts of forces from both sides came crashing into the village, much like the hammer on a blacksmith's anvil. Back and forth they fought, never giving much respite to the other side, until finally at the end of the second day, the Federal forces regained control of the town, at least for the most part.


It seems that the skirmishes are at an end for the time being, but each side has been noticeably regrouping, and it seems it will only be a matter of time before the fighting breaks out again. The only real questions is when, and where...



However, as the dust settled on the Sunday evening, the war torn land of Oklahoma was in fact torn into two separate areas, with the Federal forces occupying and holding the Northeast section of the state, and the Coalition forces occupying the remaining half.

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