Deliberately leaking the date of the declaration of war ahead of schedule, Franz accidentally set a precedent in history.

As an emperor, Franz's every move will inevitably be interpreted politically. What looks like a child's play is actually another game between monarchy and theocracy.

The struggle between monarchy and theocracy in the European world lasted for thousands of years. The religious reform initiated in the Middle Ages was based on the theoretical basis that **** said: "God belongs to God, and Caesar belongs to Caesar."

However, there is still no clear distinction between what belongs to God and what belongs to Caesar.

Everyone acquiesces in religion and secularity, but European religion has been integrated into people's daily life, and religion and secularity are inseparable at all.

Whether the monarchy is higher than the religious power or the religious power is higher than the monarchy, there has never been an exact statement in the Holy Roman Empire.

Even with the confiscation of church assets, Franz made a deal with the pope, using the pope's name to force bishops everywhere to compromise, rather than in the name of the government.

Although the goal has been achieved, it can be one or two for such operations, but one cannot rely on the Holy See for a long time.

So in the following decades, Franz has been secretly weakening the influence of the church, trying to put religion under the jurisdiction of the government.

By now, it's almost time for the showdown. The current date of deliberate declaration of war is an obvious political signal.

It is to let everyone recognize the reality. The pope must act according to the will of the emperor. Why should the church below be detached from the world?

People's hearts are constantly changing, and the bottom line is constantly breaking through. If left for decades, such hints will naturally not be effective.

But now it’s different. The church’s strength has declined drastically, and the government has long intervened in religious matters, but it hasn’t come up with it.

Now on the table, it is for domestic Catholics as well as Protestants in the north.

The main purpose is to tell everyone: The Holy Roman Empire Church listens to the emperor, so religious conflicts are meaningless.

As for the disclosure of the date of the declaration of war, to allow the British to be prepared in advance, that is not a problem at all.

The colonies are about to be slaughtered, and the places that can be guarded have already been guarded, and the places that are not guarded don't need to be guarded now.

...

No matter how tense the situation is, the fog remains the same. Even though the air is already filled with the smell of gunpowder, it is not worth mentioning when compared with the thick fog.

The roar of mechanical turbines is endless, and the ships entering and leaving are like stars in the sky. The Port of London under the thick fog is still busy, as if not affected by the situation at all.

Even affected by the war, more ships have entered and exited recently, but the direction of commodity trade has changed.

The ships that originally went to and fro between the English Channel have now moved to the oceans and started ocean-going trade.

Still choosing the ships left behind, the business at this moment is not import and export trade, but passenger transport.

In fact, since the news of the Suez Canal attack spread back to Europe, trade between Britain and European countries has ended, and the evacuation of overseas Chinese has been put on the agenda.

The rise of every big city will inevitably **** blood from the surrounding area. As the world's number one metropolis, London is no exception.

There are millions of immigrants from all over Europe gathered here. As the war approaches, these diasporas can't stay.

Fortunately, these people come from more than a dozen countries. Otherwise, if so many people are evacuated at once, they really cannot be resettled.

...

The visibility of the dock in the dense fog is less than 50 meters. The towering lighthouse has already started its round of work at this moment, diligently guiding the direction of each ship.

As the roar of ships approached, more and more pedestrians gathered on the pier. All of them were big bags and small bags, as if they were fleeing.

A middle-aged man in Tsing Yi sternly reprimanded: "Come on, Andre. If you miss this boat, your kid will stay here..."

Before he could finish speaking, Andre's boy shook his head and asked disdainfully: "Is it good to stay here?"

As if feeling the dignity being provoked, the middle-aged man scolded: "Andre, you are a real idiot.

Don't forget that you are a Sicilian. If you ask such idiotic questions again, don't say it is my Rudolph's son.

Look at this spooky weather, how can it compare to Sicily? Look at the eyes of people around..."

It is the evacuation of overseas Chinese in name, but it is actually fleeing. I can't even take care of myself, so naturally I don't care about others training my son.

A similar scene is now being staged in countless families. I have to admit that Britain this year is indeed full of allure for ordinary people.

The second and third generations of immigrants who grew up in London since childhood have already developed feelings for this country, and the concept of home country has been minimal.

It is a pity that Britain, as an island country, lacks sufficient tolerance in nature. Even the Irish cannot accommodate them, and naturally they cannot accommodate them as wanderers.

Discrimination is everywhere, especially as the pace of war is approaching, the lives of immigrants are even more difficult. All kinds of surveillance, cross-examination, and even unprovoked detention.

Either they could not stand the strange look around, or worried about the future, countless immigrants were forced to choose to return to their country.

In fact, those who are leaving now are either poor ghosts, or too greedy and lucky masters.

Really smart people, as early as the beginning of the deterioration of the situation, have dumped their assets in the British Isles to prepare for their escape.

Greed has a price. If you don’t cut the meat in time to stop the loss, you can only sell it with tears, symbolically recovering some costs, or even being taken over the industry.

It can be heard from the conversation between the two that Rudolph and Andrew and his son are not rich masters. Anyone who is a bit wealthy has already bought their own ferry tickets and ran away.

There is no way, the date of the declaration of war prepared by the Holy Roman Empire was stabbed by the media. No matter how unresponsive, I know that if I don't run now, I really won't be able to run.

It is natural to choose to stay and share the joys and sorrows of Britain, but there are definitely not many such brain-deads.

There is no way, even if you want to stay, you have to be willing to accept it.

In fact, returning home at this time also faces various problems.

Not only does employment need to be resolved, but it also needs to be monitored. It feels a bit inhumane.

But Rudolph had no choice. Staying in Britain was not only discriminated against, but it could also bring life danger.

Thanks to the development of the British newspaper industry, Rudolph knew that the British Isles had limited food production and had to rely on imports for a long time.

It happens that the target of the war is the world's largest exporter of agricultural products. Once the war continues for a long time, there will be a famine.

Even though the British government has repeatedly ensured that it has a vast colony, there are many food-rich allies that can guarantee the supply of domestic supplies.

However, the Irish workers who could not stand next door repeatedly popularized the dark history of the British government, which made it difficult for Rudolph to have confidence in the British government.

At the peak of Britain, it was just a famine that starved millions of people to death. What if there was a war?

Yes, in the eyes of ordinary people, the British Isles are one, and Ireland is also an important part of the British Empire.

The British government will not publicize the grievances. Ordinary British people have little knowledge, and Rudolph who came out to ask for life is even more confused.

In contrast, the problem of eating at least when returning home is guaranteed. Sicily, my hometown, is suitable for agricultural production and is one of the few agricultural products export areas in Italy.

The Holy Roman Empire is also the world's largest exporter of agricultural products. Even if a war breaks out, it is unlikely to go to Sicily to collect food.

Anyway, in this war, the two kingdoms of Sicily only followed soy sauce, and it is unlikely that the mainland will become a battlefield.

Most of the government will not do its best to deal with this war. Even when returning home is subject to surveillance and investigation, it is most likely to go through a cutscene.

There are so many places where spies are needed. As long as there is no water in the brain of the British, they will not focus on collecting intelligence on the two kingdoms of Sicily.

The sad scene not only happened on the London docks, but also happened in almost important European ports.

It's just that there are not as many British people living in the European continent as they travel to Britain to discuss life, and the Port of London is particularly noisy.

...

Time flies, and the annual Christmas comes again. In the festive atmosphere of the festival, the smell of gunpowder in Europe has been diluted a lot.

If it hadn't been for the previous media's exploded the date of the Vienna government's plan to declare war, there was a lot of noise. I'm afraid people who don't understand European culture think that things are going to pass.

Under the strong festive atmosphere, the two sides unanimously pressed the pause button, and even the colonial conflict stopped.

The only hard-pressed force was the Russian army in the Far East. The Japanese army did not have a holiday during Christmas, so they had to fight hard.

Of course, this is nothing. Orthodox Christmas will be next month, and it will be too late to be sad.

In St. Petersburg, the Tsarist government also received a declaration of war from the Holy Roman Empire. With the approach of the war, the battle of routes has once again become a hot topic in Russia.

The essential purpose of military technological innovation is to study **** people efficiently.

The use of machine gun trenches and barbed wire tactics certainly helped the Russians stabilize their position; but the appearance of tank armor also helped the Japanese army open a new door.

Affected by this, the casualties paid by Japan and Russia are much higher than in history.

These are all minor problems. The Tsarist government is a gray animal; Japan, which has a strong Bushido mindset, also has the spirit of not being afraid of death.

Both sides could afford to die, and the crowd tactics failed overnight, which made the Tsarist government feel so embarrassed.

Those are all minor issues, and what really shakes the Russians is the logistics issue.

With the tension in the situation, it is obviously unrealistic to rely on the Vienna government to help smuggle strategic materials.

What can be obtained right now is the part that was hoarded before. Once it is exhausted, it can only be shipped from the European mainland.

After the day and night of the French laborers, the Siberian Railway was finally opened to traffic a year ago.

It's just that this railway, which was placed in high hopes, has not been able to play its role as expected, and even an accident occurred during its opening to traffic.

If the driver hadn't dealt with it properly and the train rushed out of the railway, I still don't know what would happen.

It can fail during the opening to traffic, and there is a strong Russian manufacturing that people can ask a few miles away.

No one may believe that there is no problem with trains and railways. The main cause of accidents is that the compatibility between trains and rails is insufficient.

"The slightest loss is a thousand miles away."

Facts have once again proved that Russians are not suitable for playing refined manufacturing. Even with the introduction of a full set of train production technology from Shinra, an accident occurred at a critical moment.

The track can't move, so to solve the compatibility problem, it falls on the train. Even the pre-produced trains must now be rebuilt.

It's just fine adjustments and does not require much investment. The biggest cost is time.

This is just the beginning. In the future, the hundreds of thousands of troops on the front will be provided with logistical supplies, and there will only be more practical problems that need to be faced.

Even if it is able to guarantee the logistics supply and defeat the Japanese, it does not want to continue eastward in a short time.

For no other reason, the longer the frontline is pushed, the greater the logistical pressure that needs to be faced.

What's more, Japan is an island country surrounded by the sea. The victory of the land war can only be regarded as a partial victory, and the sea battle must be won before it can be regarded as an end in the true sense.

Everyone has confidence in the Russian Empire, and there is no fear that they cannot defeat the Japanese. The problem is that to complete these war plans, a lot of money is needed.

Different from the past, now the big gold lord has to go to war with the British. Regardless of how good the relationship is, everyone will take care of themselves at this time.

"All funding is self-funded", just think about it and feel terrible. If you really want to do that, you have to **** up the financial markets of the Russian Empire.

In contrast, the situation in the south is much better. The Shinra Army also has plans to attack India, and everyone can join hands.

Politics is linked to interests. The Russian offensive has sufficient strategic value, and it can naturally continue to ask for money from the Vienna government.

When it comes to the future of the national movement, naturally it cannot be decided in a few words. Need to study, study, re-study, meeting, meeting, meeting again...

For the indecisive King Nicholas II, such endless disputes over the strategic route are undoubtedly a kind of spiritual suffering.

The advantages and disadvantages of the two roads are in front of you. It seems that choosing one of the two is very simple. Just weigh the advantages and disadvantages and choose the most advantageous one. Unfortunately, Nicholas II couldn't do it!

And thin mud does not exist. Time waits for no one on the battlefield. If you don't prepare in advance, once you miss it, you really miss it.

...

There was no accident. The canal attack investigation team announced the results the day after Christmas, and the evidence pointed to the British government.

Without waiting for any explanation from the British government, the Vienna government issued an ultimatum to the British, ordering them to surrender the murderer within 24 hours and compensate 28 million Aegis for economic losses.

Immediately afterwards, the countries of the Continental Alliance came up with a list of losses and demanded compensation from the British government.

It is impossible to hand over people. Originally, the British government insisted that they did not know it. If they handed over people, wouldn't it mean that they would not admit that they had planned the canal attack by themselves.

It is even more impossible to lose money. The war is imminent, where is there any saying that the enemy is on the verge of battle?

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