"To any minifig that has been paying attention to international events for the past year, it is clear that Fred Deeds is a menace to the global community. From establishing autocratic rule and rigging elections in PBR to starting a civil war and causing the deaths of many minifigs, Deeds cannot be trusted," said Hanover.
"The Lego Republic did not join the international community until earlier this month; therefore, it is impossible for us to have participated in the PBR civil war. Since we began diplomatic relations with the PBR, our relationship has been nothing more than cordial and amicable," she said.
In recent days, tension has risen between the Lego Republic and Legoland as a result of comments made by the Republic's President Marie Bricks as well as responses from Legoland's military junta. Recent polls suggest that 48% of minifigs in the Republic favor a peaceful, nonconfrontational foreign policy as opposed to Bricks's hard-charging strategy. Currently, Bricks enjoys the support of 50% of the nation's population, with 2% undecided. With the presidential election coming up, this could soon change.
Opposition leader and minority leader of Parliament Francis David has been leading the charge to end Bricks's "reckless" policy decisions and return to an amicable relationship with Legoland.
"President Bricks has been making countless mistakes in her handling of the situation. We need to be working with Legoland's government, not against it, to defuse international tension," said David.
However, Bricks's Liberal Democratic Party feels differently, opting for a tough-on-Legoland stance believed to be popular with the electorate in advance of the presidential and parliamentary elections this fall. Hanover, an appointee of President Bricks, has followed the President's strategy for the most part, but has advocated in recent days for a more level-handed approach.
"Even though there is some tension between our two countries, I hope that we can put our differences aside to work towards a solution. The Lego Republic will not compromise its beliefs but is eager to collaborate effectively to improve the lives of minifigs throughout the Lego world," Hanover concluded.