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Cohabitatio uel annihilatio?

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Cohabitatio uel annihilatio? (Latin: Cohabitation or annihilation?) is a political phrase among party members of the Continentalist Party of the United Commonwealth, and has become an ubiquitous term used during heightened tensions between the Continentalist States and its North American neighbors. It has also entered the general public as a conversational subject meant to intentionally end a conversation, as its considered a sensitive subject within the Continentalist States. The question arose during the Continental Revolutionary War, during Warren and Zhou's long trek on the Boxcar Affair. Fowler, reportedly bluntly questioned if unification should forced upon the other nations on the continent, with Zhou Xinyue supporting annihilation and Aeneas Warren supporting cohabitation. Since the Boxcar Affairs the question has divided the Continentalist Party and Continental public, with those regarding peaceful coexistence as "Cohabitants" and those wishing to see full annexation of the North American continent as "Annihilationists".

In 1967, political scientist Mitch Frontenac posed the question in published works, coining the Latin phrase in the Continental Sentinel editorial. Within the publication, Frontenac question if cohabitation was the only outcome for the continent as it seemed unlikely that the citizens of the Kingdom of Sierra would every allow for the House of Columbia cease to exist, stating that the nation was eternally cast under a "feudal spell". Additionally, Frontenac claimed that the likelihood of Superior and the Antilles falling under Continentalist control was very high, estimating that the two nations would join before 2030. The publication caused such an outrage, that it forced Frontenac to resign from the editorial board and was condemned by the Continentalist Party for posing such a divisive question. This practice of censoring the question has become more of a tradition, with a comedians, televisions hosts stating the question, sometimes in Greek, Chinese of German in an attempt to see if censors at the Continental Communications Commission will catch them.




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