Welcome to the Swiss Diplomatic Corps!General Overview:
The Members of the Embassy, as the whole country, follow the principle of neutrality, They do not take part in any political matters which can change the stance between Switzerland and Germany/Allies. The Swiss Diplomatic Corps is a Civilian Group!
Switzerland was able to remain independent through a combination of military deterrence, economic concessions to Germany, and good fortune as larger events during the war delayed an invasion. Attempts by Switzerland's Nazi party to effect an Anschluss with Germany failed, largely as a result of Switzerland's sense of national identity and tradition of democracy and civil liberties. The Swiss press criticized the Third Reich, often infuriating its leadership. In turn, Berlin denounced Switzerland as a medieval remnant and its people renegade Germans.
Switzerland was a base for espionage by both sides in the conflict and often mediated communications between the Axis and Allied powers by serving as a protecting power. In 1942, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was established in Bern.
Nazi Germany repeatedly violated Swiss airspace. During the Invasion of France, German aircraft violated Swiss airspace at least 197 times. In several air incidents, the Swiss shot down 11 Luftwaffe planes between May 10, 1940 and June 17, 1940. Germany protested diplomatically on June 5, 1940, and with a second note on June 19, 1940 which contained clear threats. Hitler was especially furious when he saw that German equipment was used to shoot down German pilots. He said they would respond "in another manner". On June 20, 1940, the Swiss air force was ordered to stop intercepting planes violating Swiss airspace. Swiss fighters began instead to force intruding aircraft to land at Swiss airfields. Anti-aircraft units still operated. Later, Hitler and Hermann Göring sent saboteurs to destroy Swiss airfields. However, the saboteurs were captured by Swiss troops before they could cause any damage. Skirmishes between German and Swiss troops took place in the northern border of Switzerland throughout the war.
Political Allignment: NEUTRAL
Sectors/Positions in the Embassy:
NOTICE: Some of the jobs listed here are NOT custom jobs, The custom jobs are used instead to RP as those positions.
✉ Diplomatic Corps ✉
Ambassador - The Ambassador represents the Swiss Confederacy. He has the full control over the Embassy. He has power to accept or fire Embassy Workers, He also deals with trade agreements for supplies like weapons or food from Germany.
Consul - Consul is in charge of the Embassy while absence of the Ambassador, He has ALL his rights including accepting/fireing embassy workers but he can not oppose the Ambassador or anything that he does.
Migration Attaché - An Attaché who is responsible for the flow of asylum seekers thru the Embassy. He's responsible for accepting the Asylum Seekers applications, creating new migration laws and providing them with accomodation within the Embassy.
Foreign Affairs Attaché - An Attaché responsible for diplomacy with the German government. He takes care of all diplomatic agreements between the Confederacy and Nazi Germany. He is also the head of the Embassy Security Force.
Customs Attaché - An Attaché responsible for Trade deals with the German Government in Berlin, like weapon or ration supply agreements. He is also responsible for supply of ammunition to Germany.
Finance Attaché - An Attaché in charge of the Swiss Embassy Bank. He is responsible for introducing bank regulations and managing the Bank accounts.
Envoy - Usually just referred to as a Minister, Envoy is a diplomatic representative, not considered a representative of the head of state, but nonetheless with plenipotentiary powers (i.e. full authority to represent the government). Envoys usually take orders from Ambassadors and Consuls to take part in certain diplomatic actions like minor meetings with German Diplomats or Trade deals.
♜ Embassy Security Force ♜
Schweizer Militärpolizei Sicherheitsdienst (Swiss Military Police) - In the Swiss Armed Forces, the Military Police is responsible for law enforcement on military property and for all incidents where military personnel or equipment is involved. Furthermore, the military police provides protection of Swiss representatives abroad and is responsible for the guarding of embassies and foreign VIPs, as well as enforcing Swiss law in Swiss embassies and maintaining personal security for members of the Swiss Federal Council. They also escort various transports of goods and military equipment abroad.
☕ Institution of Asylum ☕
As a neutral state bordering Germany, Switzerland was easy to reach for refugees from the Nazis. However, Switzerland's refugee laws, especially with respect to Jews fleeing Germany, were strict. Asylum for refugees could only be granted to those who were under personal threat owing to their political activities only; it did not include those who were under threat due to race, religion or ethnicity. On the basis of this definition, Switzerland granted asylum to only 644 people between 1933 and 1945; of these, 252 cases were admitted during the war. All other refugees were admitted by the individual cantons and were granted different permits, including a "tolerance permit" that allowed them to live in the canton but not to work.
₣ Swiss Trade and Swiss Banks ₣
Switzerland's most important exports during the war were precision machine tools, watches, jewel bearings (used in bomb sights), electricity, and dairy products. Until 1936, the Swiss franc was the only remaining major freely convertible currency in the world, and both the Allies and the Germans sold large amounts of gold to the Swiss National Bank. The German Reichsbank sold 1.3 billion francs worth of gold to Swiss Banks in exchange for Swiss francs and other foreign currency, which were used to buy strategically important raw materials like tungsten and oil from neutral countries. Hundreds of millions of francs worth of this gold was monetary gold plundered from the central banks of occupied countries. A total of 581,000 francs' worth of "Melmer" gold taken from Holocaust victims in eastern Europe was sold to Swiss banks.
⚠ Internal Laws of the Swiss Embassy ⚠
♜ List of Military Police Ranks assigned to the Swiss Diplomatic Corps ♜
✉ Custom Jobs(s): ✉
Notice: The Custom jobs in this section are owned by user loeffen006 and by his decision the jobs serve the embassy, The jobs are not the property of the Embassy itself.
Name: Swiss Ambassador
Model: German Upper Class Civilian
Name: Swiss Diplomat
Model: German Upper Class Civilian
Name: Swiss Military Police
Equipment: doi_atow_browninghp, doi_ws_atow_mp34,
Model: mp_b (Commonwealth Military Police)
Spoiler: ⚠ Requirements to Join the Group ⚠Show
Spoiler: ☎ Application Template ☎Show
Spoiler: ⚠ Requirements to Apply for Asylum ⚠Show
Spoiler: ☏ Application for Asylum Template: ☏Show
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