NationStates Jolt Archive

fascist uprising in Benderberg

28-10-2004, 00:13
Benderberg City, the Imperial Republic of Benderberg

It was not a normal day for Sigfried Schroeder. The 32 year old reporter for the Benderberg Press was going to be interviewing Johannes Rosenect, the democratically elected leader of Benderberg.

As the reporter ate his breakfast of a triple stack of pancakes, he wasn't looking over his notes. He was thinking over his plan. The reporter's true job was ot to interview the Chancellor, but to kill him.

Schroeder threw on a suit and shaved. At 8:30 am, he got into his VW Jetta. He fought the damn traffic on the city's surface streets. The 8 mile drive to the paper's offices took 35 minutes.

At 9:10, he was in the elevator that was going to take him to his editor's office. His editor did not know that his star reporter was about to be a part of the largest coup in the history of the peaceful nation of Benderberg. Schroeder had been working at this for 8 years. He was recruited in the cause for a fascist state at the age of 24 when he 1st got his job at the paper. He had waited years for the opportunity to kill the Chancellor and achieve the dream.

The meeting with the editor went on for 30 minutes as more questions were suggested. Schroeder tried to pay attention, but his mind was floating off on to his plan of action. His editor just thought that Schroeder was nervous. He was right about that, but he was wrong in guessing the reason for his tenseness.

It was 10:15 when Schroeder drove to the State Building where major affairs of government were carried out. At 10:35, he arrived at his destination. He flashed his press ID at the gate security guard who waved him through to the new glass, steel, and limestone structure. Schroeder parked his Jetta in an underground lot. Schroeder went through tight security with three separate checks before he went into the waiting room.

Also in the room was General Heidrich Romsler, of the people's army. Schroeder brushed into the 6'4" General who handed him a .22 pistol complete with 13 round magazine.

At 11:12, Schroeder stepped into the Chancellor's office. He asked some softball questions and wrote out notes. 12 minutes into the interview, Schroeder pulled out his gun, aimed it at the Chancellor's chest and squeezed the trigger. The Chancellor showed more shock than pain in his face as the bullet struck him in his left lung. It shattered ribs and depressurized the lung. A 2nd bullet missed low hitting him in his Liver. A third bullet hit the Chancellor in his throat. His hands flew up to cover the wound there. He was unable to breath. After 15 seconds, he collapsed, his wounds gushing blood. With his throat severed by the bullet, he was unable to breath.

General Romsler entered 15 seconds after the last shot. He took the gun from Schroeder and explained to him that the liberal communits parties had committed this murder as he was interviewing the Chancellor. A body of one of the Communist party legislators was put in the room. His hand was put on the gun to show prints. The General had beaten this man to death with a swift blow to the head.

He and Schroeder would later recant the story that during the interview, the legislator barged in and fired three shots. The General then came from behind to hit the man causing him to drop his gun. The story continued with the General taking the gun and killing the legislature with a swift blow to the head from the gun.

With a respected journalist and General being the only witnesses and having very good stories, the assassination of the Chancellor was accredited to the late legislator. Schroeder would return to his office at 4:45 to write his account for the morning papers.

General Romsler claimed this to be an uprising from the Communists in the government and declared Marshall Law and made himself the leader. Given the high reputation of the General, few outside of the Communist party questioned his authority. Many wanted vengeance against the party that was blamed for the death of their beloved leader.

The funeral was set for noon on Thursday. It went without hassle and caused much sorrow in Benderberg.

On Friday, the actions began. General Romsler took his 1st act of consolidating power for the fascist party. He ordered a division into each major city of Benderberg. He had his MPs arrest leaders of the Communist party and other officials of the party. They were taken to various prisons across the country and given trials that were quick to the point they asked, "Are you a Communist?" If the answer was yes, the defendents were found guilty of the conspiracy and hung. If they answered no, they were to be taken to work camps for the rest of their lives or until they became true fascists. The process of arresting and trying all the communists took about a month.

Romsler was not done yet. He had eliminated the opposing power from government and ensured that he was Chancellor for life. He still had other targets to hit.
28-10-2004, 00:42
29-10-2004, 00:49
29-10-2004, 00:54
OOC: I like it! Man, that's some detail, and the pace is bloody good too.
29-10-2004, 01:37
OOC: I like it! Man, that's some detail, and the pace is bloody good too.