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[FEDNET] Sanctuary Instrument of Surrender

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SANCTUARY SURRENDERS, O'BRIAN IN CUSTODY

 


We, acting by command of and in behalf of the government of Sanctuary, and the Sanctuary Federal Headquarters, hereby accept the provisions set forth in the declaration issued by the heads of the Governments of the Coalition on 10 July 2298 aboard the UCF-BC-101 Nathaniel Banks, and subsequently adhered to by the aforementioned powers, which are hereafter referred to as the Federation.

 

We hereby proclaim the unconditional surrender to the Federation of the Sanctuary Federal Headquarters and of all Sanctuary armed forces and all armed forces under Sanctuary control wherever situated.

 

We hereby command all Sanctuary forces wherever situated and the people of Sanctuary to cease hostilities forthwith, to preserve and save from damage all ships, aircraft, and military and civil property and to comply with all requirements which may be imposed by the Supreme Commander for the Federation or by agencies of the Sanctuary Government at his direction.

 

We hereby command the Sanctuary Federal Headquarters to issue at once orders to the Commanders of all Sanctuary forces and all forces under Sanctuary control wherever situated to surrender unconditionally themselves and all forces under their control.

 

We hereby command all civil, military and naval officials to obey and enforce all proclamations, and orders and directives deemed by the Supreme Commander for the Federation to be proper to effectuate this surrender and issued by him or under his authority and we direct all such officials to remain at their posts and to continue to perform their non-combatant duties unless specifically relieved by him or under his authority.

 

We hereby undertake for Admiral O'Brian, the Sanctuary Government and their successors to carry out the provisions of the Instrument of Surrender in good faith, and to issue whatever orders and take whatever actions may be required by the Supreme Commander for the Federation or by any other designated representative of the Federation for the purpose of giving effect to that Declaration.

 

We hereby command the government of Sanctuary and the Sanctuary Federal Headquarters at once to liberate all prisoners of war and civilian internees now under Sanctuary control and to provide for their protection, care, maintenance and immediate transportation to places as directed.

The authority of Admiral O'Brian and the government of Sanctuary to rule the state shall be subject to the Supreme Commander for the Federation who will take such steps as he deems proper to effectuate these terms of surrender.
    

 

These were the words relayed by Erin O'Brian as she and her cohorts signed the instrument of surrender aboard the UCF-BC-101 Nathaniel Banks. Troopers and Fleet personnel from all regiments and detachments were present as the Civil War was brought to an official close. With General Martin himself officiating the surrender, cameras snapped and flickered as the ceremony was preceded by the symbollic changing of the flags, signifying the reunification of the Federation under one banner. 

 

The declaration of surrender comes after a massive offensive on several planets surrounding Sanctuary, including the planet itself. As the last of the holdouts gradually turn themselves in, the time to take stock of damages dealt during the conflict approaches. Now reunified, the Federation faces challenges both old and new. The daunting task of restoring humanity's numbers and production outputs to pre-Civil War levels is disquieting, but many are confident that now the human race stands on much sturdier ground to confront the challenges ahead.

 

As for O'Brian and her collaborators, they will remain in custody until they are formally sentenced for their crimes against the Federation.

 

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