The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 187
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 187
Abduction 4. A new continent full of problems?
After Kariel decided to go to the New Continent, the busiest thing was the Foreign Minister.
Originally, things that should have already been done are still sluggish due to some problems.
“No, why don’t these bastards answer me? Are you kidding me?”
“that is… … The kingdom where Your Majesty is going tends to work in general.”
The foreign minister looked at the foreign minister in charge of the new continent with an angry expression.
“that is… … They have a custom that says everything is done according to God’s will… … .”
“After doing the minimum, we tend to leave the rest to fate.”
At the words of the senior foreign minister, the foreign minister put on a puzzled expression and asked.
“… … Could it be that because of that tendency, these bastards do not work and play tangjatang?”
“There is that, but the fact that most of them are nobles… … .”
At the foreign minister’s words, the foreign minister laughed in vain, then smiled wryly as if he remembered the past.
In fact, it was difficult to imagine from the current position of Ignit.
Do you work lightly?
the very next day,
“Do you want to lose this bastard? Don’t leave work until this is all over today!”
While eating all sorts of double curses, you will be personally captured by His Majesty the Emperor and forced to work through the night.
But think before.
Let’s think about before Kariel gets involved in politics in earnest.
Would the ministers have worked as they do now, even in the days of the crown prince?
And before that?
Ignit was a disgraceful country that had to remain silent despite the ridicule of other countries.
“Is it on the same level as the Ignit of the past?”
“It will be worse than that.”
At the words of the foreign minister, the foreign minister sighed.
I was already dizzy at the thought of being called to the emperor’s palace today.
Looking at the foreign minister who sighed for a long time, the foreign ministers put on a pitying expression.
The stupid new continent countries were a problem, but it is the foreign minister’s responsibility to deal with them.
“… … Is His Majesty calling?”
At the call of the servant who came from the emperor’s palace, the Minister of Foreign Affairs put on an expression that said that he was coming.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs went to the emperor’s palace like a prisoner being dragged to the death row.
“after… … What day is today?”
“Six days are coming.”
“This would be one of two. Either you’re incompetent or… … Are you protesting that I have bullied you all this time?”
Having said that, Kariel looked at the Minister of Foreign Affairs with an angry expression.
“But the Foreign Minister I know does a really good job. Then the rest of the conclusion is that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is doing this to fuck me… … .”
“your majesty! Absolutely not!”
“Then why are you doing this!”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who had grown up in Kariel’s castle, sighed and said.
I told the foreign minister in charge of the new continent exactly what I had heard.
At the same time, it briefly conveyed the current situation of the New World.
“Are you a bitch?”
“… … Yes.”
The current situation in the new continent was worse than in the western continent in the past.
In the West Continent, there were less conflicts between other countries to gnaw away the powerful Ignit.
Since there is a huge prey, don’t we start with this prey and then fight each other or not?
But the New World was different.
There were several countries centered on the currently sluggish Kaba, but they quickly caught up with Kaba’s national power as they achieved rapid growth recently.
However, the more problematic thing is that if the situation is like this, you should wake up and think about developing the country, but because of the custom of accepting bribes from other countries for a long time, you did not know that giving gifts from other countries was poison, so you became infinitely lazy.
“Ignoring it… … .”
“It hasn’t been long since the war ended, so let’s go to war again?”
As Kariel looked at her in a puzzled way, the Foreign Minister sighed.
“Otherwise, there is only one answer.”
“All you have to do is pay huge bribes and benefits to all countries in the vicinity of the Kaba.”
Kariel’s eyebrows furrowed at the Foreign Minister’s words.
Since he is the foreign minister who has experienced Kariel for a long time, he opened his mouth quickly knowing that he was on the verge of a complete explosion.
“Actually, all of this happened because the bureaucrats did a good job.”
“What kind of bullshit is that?”
When Kariel tilted her head as she spoke, the Foreign Minister calmly explained.
In fact, there were many reasons why they came out like that.
1. It is Ignit that has always reaped huge profits from Ignit’s trade with the nations of the New World.
2. The current situation is created in the calculation that the countries around the Kava want to change some of the unfair contracts with Ignit through this opportunity.
3. The reason why they came out so rudely seems to be that the sea and the stronger monsters will create a barrier.
Actually, this is because the bureaucrats are good at it.
Usually, most of the imports from the New World are raw materials.
In addition, the route made to the new continent was also improved and the optimal route was created.
Therefore, even if other countries in the new continent tried to make a bigger profit by directly making a route to the southern islands and the eastern continent, there was little possibility that it would be better than now.
That’s why I had no choice but to rely on Ignit’s ports. Complaints have piled up as bureaucrats who know that take advantage of the new continent countries without looking after them.
In the meantime, since Ignit didn’t really want anything from the countries of the new continent, they carried out unfair trade every time.
The materials they produced were able to be produced in parts of the western and eastern continents thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and materials such as ores were coming in at good prices from other places other than the new continent.
“In this situation, we have something we want, and the countries of the New World secretly try to negotiate with Ignit with the stupid Kava at the fore?”
Kariel’s expression frowned at the Foreign Minister’s explanation.
It’s hard to say that this situation came about because I did a good job, but I couldn’t let this situation go on forever.
“Isn’t this a problem for us alone? They must be worse.”
“… … Most of the countries in the New World have strong influence from the nobility.”
“If it’s for their own benefit, it doesn’t matter what the people will be like.”
At Kariel’s words, the Foreign Minister smiled wryly and lowered his head.
Like Ignit of the past, most of the countries in the New Continent were rotten.
In my heart, I wanted to occupy the new continent, and I had the capacity to do so.
They are sure that Ignit will not strike them across the sea. If it was simply a long distance, it wouldn’t be a big problem, but due to the remnants of the ancient times, the sea became infested with monsters, making it difficult to protect trade routes.
But there was something wrong with them.
Ignit is the most powerful country in the world.
They had more national power than they thought. In fact, the land of the eastern continent could also be expanded, and the islands in the south would be able to occupy more areas.
But there is only one reason not to do so.
“It’s annoying… … .”
And ministers and bureaucrats also hope that work will not increase more than now.
To be honest, it was far better to instill a sense of security that we were not invading someone like we are now and to reap enormous benefits than to expand our territory.
If it was a mistake to expand the territory, the free trade route like now would not have been created.
Kariel, who had no desire to conquer, was just fine now.
Building the foundation for Ignit to develop, and based on that, to create a higher level of technology and overwhelming national power.
Other countries also welcomed peace, so I thought everything would be fine, but an unexpected problem arose.
“How much damage would it cost if I agreed to their demands?”
“There won’t be much damage from the Empire’s point of view.”
“Can I afford it?”
“That’s right. The problem is next. They are not the only countries where Ignit benefits from trade.”
As Ignit took a step back, the damage he had to pay was too great.
Moreover, if the country is a hotbed of corruption, there must be some leaders who cannot properly judge.
The moment you think that this result was achieved because Ignit did a good job, not Ignit, crossed the line.
“here… … In the opinion of the Ministry of Finance, if they comply with their request, the result is that the small and medium-sized upper placenta currently being fostered in the Iron region may collapse.”
“… … .”
As a result of assisting Kariel for a long time, he knew that he would have a meeting to come up with a solution, and that would increase the work load.
As the Minister of Foreign Affairs, he has compiled everything from the results of consultations with the military and the Ministry of Finance, to the predictions of problems concerning the supply and demand of materials from the Merchants Association and the Engineering Department, and what kind of diplomatic negotiations would be necessary to solve them.
“It’s pretty good.”
Kariel looked at the Minister of Foreign Affairs with a slightly startled expression.
Clearly, even when Kariel was in the Crown Prince, it was only at a level that he could use.
One human being is an animal that develops.
As I spent my days being squeezed beyond my limits, I became such a capable being.
Of course, the ability itself may be better for young bureaucrats.
However, there is no one who can match the current Minister of Foreign Affairs in this way of systematically synthesizing age and information.
‘I have to tell you to roll harder in the future.’
Cariel, who drew a smile on her lips, thinking about making Luffiel’s slave No.
“I’ll have to set a Jailbreak for the cheeky bastards.”
“… … Is it war?”
“then… … .”
The foreign minister tilted his head.
“I plan to gather only the best of Ignit.”
“ah… … .”
“I plan to accompany only Marquis Sicario, Sir Glenn, and Master four. ah! Of course, the two corps armed with the latest weapons of the Empire will also move together, right?”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who immediately understood why Kariel spoke in such detail, answered with a lowered head.
“I will come up with a plan to intimidate them and report it.”
“Tarion and the Minister of Internal Affairs tell them to come in.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
Before hitting the enemies, it was necessary to create public opinion.
Basic work to create the image of ‘We’re not a bad country!’
“The operation name is ‘Punish those who disturb world peace!’ Is that enough?”
Saying that, Kariel smiled.
As peace came to the continent, I felt a long-forgotten sense of being revived.
The pleasure that comes from smashing down those who stand in the way of the plan one by one.
When that feeling started to come to mind again, Kariel unconsciously put a deep smile on his lips.
Cariel, who had been contemplating for a long time how to destroy the cheeky New World bastards, looked at the clock and got up in a hurry.
Dinner appointments with my wife.
Is Ayla already nauseous, but she’s late for her appointment?
“mind… … carriage! No, it did!”
As soon as I opened the door, Kariel, who had told me to colonel the carriage, shook her head and jumped with her own feet.
It was because it was faster to run than to prepare a wagon and move slowly on it.
If she was late, an unimaginable hellish time would unfold, so she ran to the empress’ palace until her feet were sweating.
And finally, I saw the face of Ayla, whom I loved.
Fortunately, the smile did not disappear from his lips.
‘phew… … I lived.’