Communist Unity

While France was not a natural ally of the Dutch communists, the Africans almost certainly were. While no two communist governments were the same, there was enough similarity that the Dutch saw potential in them. As such a letter would be sent from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Union of African People’s Republics, proposing a meeting between the two governments.

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The Union had never had particularly warm views on western Europe, as one might have expected from a nation largely built out of peoples once oppressed by that continent’s colonial regimes. Certainly, the history of the Netherlands and the Afrikaners in southern Africa was a rather notable sticking point. Alas, it was a lonely world to be a communist, and even after the liberalizations of the 2050s, the African People’s Congress certainly considered itself to be the flagbearer of African Socialism. Thus, with the apparent shift in Dutch governance and the appearance of a fellow leftist power on a continent seemingly overrun with imperial powers and reincarnated fascists, it was thought in Maseru that perhaps some burnt bridges might yet be rebuilt.

With this in mind, a response would be addressed to the Dutch Foreign Minister.

We are happy to meet with our comrades from Europe, and would be willing to host your representatives at the Palace of the Republics in Maseru. It is our hope that we may mend the past relationship between our two peoples and discuss future ties.

Kind regards,
David Duarte, Secretary-General of the Union