Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: July 10

On July 10, 1899, North American Councilman Fritz Stark of the opposition Liberal Party gave a speech on the floor of the Grand Council in which he claimed, "I have information which, if correct, would seem to indicate that Ezra Gallivan is in the pay of the Kramer Associates, which has purchased our foreign policy, lock, stock, and barrel." Governor-General Gallivan responded to the accusation by calling Stark and asking to meet with him "to examine these grave and irresponsible charges you have made." Gallivan noted that Stark had used the phrases "if correct" and "seem to indicate." Gallivan said, "This would imply, Councilman, that you may have doubts; if so, you had no right to speak as you did. I would like to explore them with you at the earliest possible moment." The C.N.A. was suffering from a war panic resulting from the United States of Mexico's series of victories against the Russian Empire in the Great Northern War. Stark's accusation touched off a wave of political violence across the country that was afterwards known as the Starkist Terror.

On July 10, 1962, films of the atomic bomb test conducted by Kramer Associates eleven days earlier were delivered to Governor-General Richard Mason of the C.N.A., President Vincent Mercator of the U.S.M., Prime Minister Philip Halliwell of Great Britain, and Chancellor Adolph Markstein of the German Empire.

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