21 July 1749

Royal Palace, Warsaw

Office of the King and Grand Duke

The issue of Sardinian aggression was brought up at last night's Sejm. It was discussed how our great Commonwealth should deal with this threat. The Sejm unanimously decided to face the Pagan King head on and declare war on Sardinia.

King Ishmael has openly worshiped pagan gods, tortured his people, and been excommunicated by His Holiness himself. It is our duty as Christians and morally-minded people to do everything we can to liberate the people of Sardinia from this menace. No longer shall they suffer under the rule of Ishmael Emmanuel III.

The people of Sardinia aren't the only ones to suffer, though. Ishmael has claimed all of the Italian states for himself. In doing so, he has claimed the lands of our great allies, Austria and Switzerland. The worst offense that he commits is the annexation of the Papal States and Rome. He falsely claims to have killed the Pope. Only a monster would do this. We will support our allies in their struggles, and will join them in the fight against Sardinia.

By claiming Italy for himself, he claims our territory as well. The states of Tuscany, Naples, and Sicily are all under our Commonwealth. We will not tolerate aggression against our people. We will not stand idly by while Ishmael attempts to steal our great states. To those living in Polish Italy, we are coming.

Let me remind everyone that the Commonwealth is vast, and includes a wide variety of nations and people. Therefore, with this declaration of war, the following nations will enter this conflict:

  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Saxony
  • Prussia
  • Tuscany
  • Naples
  • Sicily
  • Malta
  • The Qing Dynasty (China)
  • The Kingdom of Joseon (Korea)
  • Japan

I, Augustus III, by the grace of God, King of Poland, Prussia, Sicily, Naples, and the Joseon, Duke of Courland, Semigallia, Silesia, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Ruthenia, Prussia, Masovia, Samogitia, Kiev, Volhynia, Podolia, Podlaskie, Livonia, Smolensk, Severia, Chernihiv, Tuscany, Emperor of China, Japan, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Lord President of the Council of Great Britain, Keeper of the Rolls and Records of the Chancery of England, Third Lord of the Treasury of England, 6th Duke of Hamilton, 7th Marquis of Exeter, KT, KB, PC, FRS, MP, and also hereditary Duke of Saxony and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire declare war upon the Kingdom of Sardinia.