This visit from Dover comes after the shocking announcement that the PBR may be pursuing nuclear weapons. Several weeks ago, PBR News published a photograph depicting high-speed motors used to spin uranium-enriching centrifuges being transported to PBR military headquarters. Experts believe that these motors will be used to develop atomic bombs.
In response, the Republic and Federation foreign affairs departments issued the following press release.
"Nuclear weapons are the single greatest threat that menaces the world today. They have the capability of producing unparalleled destruction: a single atomic bomb has the capability to wipe out thousands of studs across multiple baseplates. The accumulation of nuclear bombs threatens our society as we know it, and the risks cannot be ignored.
Given the mass destruction and indiscriminate nature of these devices, nuclear weapons serve only one purpose in warfare: the annihilation of large, civilian, metropolitan areas. They cannot be used against military targets without also causing massive widespread destruction against innocent civilians. Even then, non-nuclear weapons are perfectly capable of destroying military targets while limiting, if not eliminating, the need for innocent civilians to die.
Nuclear bombs are also damaging in many other senses. They make states slaves to their arsenals, requiring constant maintenance and upgrades, which sucks state coffers dry. The pursuit of nuclear weapons prevents states from using resources to improve infrastructure or provide economic and educational opportunities for those who need them. These bombs undermine diplomatic negotiations by giving certain states unfair leverage that can be used to blackmail others. And although they may be perceived as an enhancement of security, nuclear weapons are always in danger of falling into the wrong hands. No legitimate state has any need for such
To this end, our countries, the Lego Republic and the Federation of Legopolis, will be working on a treaty that will restrict the creation and proliferation of nuclear weapons and ban their testing. use, and possession. We encourage all other countries – allies or otherwise – to sign on as well."
In addition to nuclear issues, Hanover and Dover finalized a plan that will see Lego Republic minifigitarian aid sent to Ancarta. The aid will consist of food and medical supplies and will be distributed to civilian populations by personnel from AIDMA, the Lego Republic's Agency for International Development and Minifigitarian Aid. AIDMA officials will be escorted by Federation personnel during their time in Ancarta.
"This is a positive step forward that will alleviate some of the needless suffering in Ancarta," said Hanover. "I am pleased that the Lego Republic is able to assist the people of Ancarta during this difficult time."