coup d’etat in the republic of holtopia

According to sources within the daveberta Ministry of Spies and Plots, a “Palpatine-style” coup d’etat occurred in the Republic of Holtopia this evening.

According to daveberta’s Ambassador to Holtopia, Lord Smith Murray, rebel forces loyal to Cucumber Party Leader Hot Datum marched on the capital city with apathetic resistance. Hot Datum’s forces were easily able to secure the Althingi and capture the Grand Chancellor.

Rumours are spreading that the President and the ruling oligarchy of the Thermodynamic Party have fled to the exclusive golf resort island of Papuaholtopiau to set up a government in exile.

Rumours are also circulating that Hot Datum’s coup against the ruling Thermodynamic Party was spurred from House Party member Harrison Horn‘s comments: “Okay everyone, hands up all who think that the deception Hot Datum, would look sexy in a cop uniform. I didn’t think so.”

Dantum may have also received support from rebel logarithms from the Northern provinces, which Holtopia has recently declared war on.

Though these rumours are unsubstantiated and purely circumstantial, Ambassador Murray has denounced the coup as a war against the ‘cucumber roots’ of Holtopia.

More to come.

UPDATE: More news on the “Crisis in Holtopia” can be found here.

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