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Turmoil in Vancouver Island: The Dissolution of The Dominion and The International Response

     The Dominion of Vancouver Island is now defunct, as of April 28th, reports say. For the past few months, the political status of the Island has been unstable, with multiple changes in government, all from various ideological perspectives.      On April 29th, the Commonwealth of British Dominions released an official statement acknowledging the dissolution and further recognizing the claim of the Dominion of West Canada over Vancouver Island. This was met with support by some of our allies, such as the Dominion of Vancouver Island, yet also with condemnation from some, such as President Titania Smith of the Greater Cascadian Republic. President Smith went as far as to suggest that the recognition of the claim was "fascistic."      It seems that the dissolution is coinciding with a potential resurrection of the Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic (VISSR), a state not recognized by either the Dominion of West Canada or the Commonwealth of British Dominions.      In r

What Now? The Royal Family Following The Death of Prince Philip

HRH Prince Philip 1921-2021      Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 95th birthday this past Wednesday; festivities which, no doubt, have been overshadowed by the passing of her devoted consort, the late Duke of Edinburgh on April 9th. Yet, now that the official mourning period has lapsed, what shape shall this new, post-Philip Royal Family look like?      The affairs of the Royals have already been strongly impeded by the global COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of engagements by the Queen greatly reduced. One can now imagine that such a reduction of activities may become the standard going forward, as more duties once carried out by the Queen are now passed down to her children and grandchildren.      His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has also now succeeded to his late father's titles, making him now Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich. It is anticipated that following the ascension of Charles as King, these titles would be granted to His Royal