Writer Logan H.
Everyone in the Historical Crisis Committee is very respectful towards each other; when someone is speaking, they quiet down. They don’t take themselves too seriously, though. During individual discussions about a motion on the floor, they will make jokes. Overall, they are looking just to have fun during the conference.
They have made several motions pertaining to their topics, in which they have lively debates and discussions about said motion. One such motion was to block all roads leading to Paris because Napoleon was gaining massive popularity in the rural areas of France to overthrow the Bourbon dynasty.
Prussia tried to assassinate the Tsar of Russia but was unsuccessful. They also enacted a draft for ages 18-30 which caused riots across the country. The Netherlands, in the beginning, created an alliance called “Pact Europa'' which was a military and financial alliance aimed at getting rid of Napoleon.
On day 2, much of the atmosphere is similar to the first day. Lively, respectfully, and not too serious. Napoleon was still rampaging around Europe, causing issues. Some measures were made to end his trouble, but most were unsuccessful. Austria, The Netherlands, and Sardinia all send armies to France, and all are defeated.
Things look bleak in Europe. Revolts break out in Russia, and Napoleon tears through Switzerland, but a plan emerges. Tuscany suggests countries donate arms (guns), ships, and money to the southern nations to attack southern France, where defenses are lacking. Questions emerge as the plan is refined.
Sweden asks Tuscany why they even require ships, as they are on France’s border, after all. Tuscany responds that they need to transport armies into France through the means of ships as well. Another problem is Spain couldn’t attack because Napoleon was still attacking them.
Overall, the Historical Crisis Committee has been very productive and respectful during this conference. Although it can get a little boring, it’s still interesting and fun to both delegate and spectator alike with the progression of the crisis from caucuses to directives to motions.