Chapter 7, The Rookie's First Cry

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Austria is located on the Adriatic Sea, and overseas trade requires circumnavigating the Italian Peninsula before passing through the Strait of Gibraltar to leave the Mediterranean.

Whether in terms of distance or safety, this route is not very reliable. For future development, securing a safe sea route to leave the Mediterranean is crucial.

Four years earlier, Franz had proposed the excavation of the Suez Canal and even dispatched a team of experts to conduct on-site surveys.

As for the owners of this region, it's unfortunate for the Egyptian Government and its sovereign state—the Vienna Government had forgotten to notify them.

After confirming the technical feasibility, the Austrian Government intensified its infiltration into the Egypt Area. Franz, very much aware of his limitations, did not vie for territory in Cairo against England and France. Instead, he set his sights on the Sinai Peninsula.