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1510

  • Portugal continues
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    preparing its military. Meanwhile, the most recent feitoria, called Enguagauaçu (OTL Santos), grows by 200 sq km. Meanwhile, another one is established farther south. (OTL Paranaguá). Meanwhile, the settlement on Potengi, now called Nossa Senhora das Neves (OTL João Pessoa) grows. Potengi, Bahia and Cabo Frio expand 550, 500, 300 sq km, respectively. The settlement of Fernão do Pó expands by 200 sq km. Meanwhile, the economy improves somewhat. Meanwhile, the colony also becomes known as Terra do Pau-Brasil, due to it being the main export of the colony, being used to produce red dye.
  • Scandinavia continues it expansion of the military, particularly its Royal Navy. King Erik caves into constant pressure from the Nya Nordbord and issues a royal charter to begin a proprietary colony, which they will name Uusi Suomi (New Finland) and establish south of Nya Sverige (in North Carolina). The main reason Erik accepted was due to the desperate need to expand areas of tobacco production. However, to match their potential influence, King Erik had authorized an expedition to establish a royal colony farther away from established Scandinavian colonies, (OTL Nova Scotia) which will be named Nya Danmark and will serve as Scandinavian Antillia's most important naval base. All colonies expand by 200 sq mi. Merchants continue to further their influence in the Antillian markets and the Norwegian Sea. Tobacco profits multiply from last year as Europe's demand for it rises each year. Erik IV, Prince of Finland (name given to heirs similar to Britain's Prince of Wales) turns six this year. Scandinavia Day is celebrated for the third year on May 17th.
  • The Special Autonomous region of the Saami re-assert their allegiance to Scandinavia with gifts. The Saami expand into the Kola Peninsula, which they call the Samiska Halvön (Saami Peninsula).
  • Kongo sends troops in search of the legendary city of Timbuktu. Disappointed to find just a few huts and some camels. Didn't realize "All the way to Timbuktu" was just an expression. Now that Mali is secured, Kongo offers Naples some mercenaries for hire, in exchange for their fine olive oil.
    • ​I am interested in how you got to Mali and even more so by the fact you failed to notify a mod that you have obtained a double asterixed nation. You should know that Kongo is a loose confederation of tribes with no central government and no way to reach other nations since your naval tech is restricted to rowboats and marching to Mali would be suicide for your army.
    • Accept the deal, the next year will create the African Legion, an army of African troops and Italian commanders, armed with arquebuses and very well trained. Will be available to any African conflict, and in the same way is organized the African fleet. They will make a payment for services rendered to the soldiers. Also we trade in olive products, wheat and our farming methods. The King of Naples sent a letter to the King of Kongo, asking him to embrace the grace of Almighty God, and convert to Christianity.
    • He already has converted, as of 1491.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 06:48, November 4, 2012 (UTC)
    • There's no possible way any Kongolese troops could reach Mali, especially since it has been conquered for a couple years.
    • Kongo: Ah-right, my bad. Forget what I said about Mali. But the African Legion is underway.
  • Cyprus Continues to expand its army and navy. The King becomes very ill and is unsure whether to abdicate or not. Olives and cheese continue to be exported.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. A former member of Ludwig Max's crew, his brother Johann, produces a New World map, labelling North America as Antillia, stopping Antillia at the southern border of the Mayan Empire, From there is Antillia. Neu Berlin is labelled, and it now comes to the attention of Brandenburg that the Bronx is not an island. Northern OTL New Jersey and Western OTL Connecticut are all included in Neu Berlin. Newfoundland is labelled Vinland. The Strait of Magellan is called the Max Strait. Tierra del Fuego is called Max Island.
    • Wow, Magellan!
  • Yorkland (OTL Turks and Caicos) expands 200 sq km. King Stephen sends a diplomat to Venice offering to mediate the conflict on Florence (Is Scan ignoring my posts?). Another diplomat visits Karolin to discuss the possibility of creating an association between the Imperial Merchant Guild and the English Livery Companies, cored in the Livery Brotherhood of London. This association would core the merchants of the biggest country of Europe with those of England and easy the commerce with the New World, with sights of futurely including the merchant guilds of the rest of Europe. Cabot sends a diplomat to the Mayas asking for the right to commerce with the Mayan cities, and the possibility of signing a treaty dividing the territories of the Caribbean Sea.
    • Venice proposes that Bavaria mediates since they are the Emperor's nation and closer culturally to Italy than England.
    • England accepts the Venetian proposal. Either way, may Venice know they shall always count with the help of England, as do all romans.
    • The case has been brought up to the High Imperial Court, see the page.
  • Calais has now 17.000 inhabitants, and hundreds more come every year. Through the Imperial Merchant Guild, Calais starts to bringing from the rest of the Empire the naval and military technologies. The Executor of Justice asks the Emperor to select the rest of the Justices that shall form with him the High Imperial Court. He also recommends, again, to bring the florentine case to the HIC, and asks the Emperor if he has power to do use by himself.
  • Lorraine (not painted in the map?) suffers the loss of René II. A Regency Council formed by the high nobility assembles to appoint a new sovereign. Many talk of the possibility of giving such a title to Constantine of Calais, though other ones, discomfort with the results in the last war against the Caliphate, talk of abandonning the Empire. By October, the forces of Constantine occupies the Duchy and declares him Duke.
  • Pessaro, now counting 46.000 inhabitants and 8.000 knights of Saint Petroc, improves its military technology.
  • Bavaria endorses the peace procedures beween the Italian states. King Adame is looking for a suitable wife. The IMG is officially restructured to be independent from the government, so that all members of the IMG will be given fair opportunity. The Western Fleet is directly expanded, and trade into Switzerland is highly encouraged, Merchants and diplomats are sent to Switzerland to increase trade and commerce as well as to foster positive diplomatic relations. The King sends his condolences to Rome and personally comes down with his brother the Emperor to honor the memory of that amazing man of God. Trade flourishes between Bavaria and the Caliphate. The Bank of Bavaria expands into Switzerland. Nobles still secretly gripe about the Church, but it is more subdued and relegated to drunken bitterness. More funding is sent to the IRC to fund more research.
  • Thuringia is finally rejoined by Bavaria and begins the long process of re-establishing the government, aid is asked of Bavaria to aid in this.
  • The Imperial Government begins an Empire wide infrastructure plan. The economy continues to improve. The IRC begins testing a new form of cannon that is lighter and made of bronze, but is also faster at reloading. The Emperor travels to Rome to witness the funeral of the late Pope before travelling to Florence to oversee some of the peace efforts. Diplomats are sent to Sweden to talk about certain thrings. The Emperor states that it is within the Executor's power to bring a case before the court and grants permission for a case to be opened in regards to Florence. The Empire begins to send its own colonists to Antilla via the IMG and willing members like Brandenburg. The colony of Fredrichstown is founded in Antilla(OTL Charleston). The Emperor begins to vet prospective Justices for the High Court.
    • Bradenburg will not have a colony until 1512, just remember.
    • The case has been brought to the High Imperial Court. Until you appoint justices, I'll do the veredict alone.
    • Saxony wishes to contribute men and money to the Imperial colony.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his economic improvement efforts, as well as the building of newer vessels. The Pope pays a visit with the French monarch, and with him he brings mercenaries and priests. Many go to Comtat Venaissin (also considered Avignon), and meet with its citizens bearing gifts and indulgences in hopes of returning the Papal fief to the Papacy. Many Roman Catholics of Italian ancestry are pleased with the possibility of returning to the Papal States, and insist King Louis agrees. Meanwhile, several more vessels visit Moroccan cities, including Melilla and Rabat, bringing newly-converted Tunisians from Cape Alfons, in hopes of influencing Catholicism in the area and in gaining a new ally in Africa against the Caliphate.
  • Burgundy has small outpost "colonies" in Hispaniola, Cuba and Puerto Rico - and Cartagena and Maracaibo in Colombia and Venezuela respectively. Why weren't they added to the map?
    • You can only establish two colonies every 50 years. These outpost "colonies" are too many. If you wish to keep them they must be for trade only and small enough to not show on the map.
    • These are pretty much one colony, only far from each other but parts responding to a same authority in the region in Puerto Rico so pretty much is one colony. I should keep them Sine dei gloriem (talk) 04:27, November 4, 2012 (UTC)
    • You can only found colonies on America in 1509. All your outposts before this date do not count.
  • Novgorodians begin colonization and exploration of the Kola. Bribes are sent to the Saami King to try to get him to switch sides. Military is updated, and the Cartographers have discovered Panama and named it the (translation) Bridge of Continents. While sailing farther down and mapping what by all descriptions had to be Atlantia, the sailors sail south where they observe a reverse of the seasons. When it should be summer, it was winter-like, and vice versa. They theorize that the switch happens around the equator. Meanwhile, they narrowly avoid getting shipwrecked at Cape Horn, which they name Kap Smerti (or Cape of death). The Captain, however, insists that they map the newly discovered West coast of Atantia. While sailing upward, they discover Incan Ships, and are amazed that another gold-paved Atlantio-Antillian culture exists. After some exchanges, they are so eager to return with the news of temples of gold that they abandon their mapping quest, and (if Incans agree), bring a delegate of the Inca Empire with the Russians to the Federal court. Another near miss at the Cape of Death leaves one ship of the fleet drowned and another severely damaged. They agree never to bring a Bogatyr across that treacherous place ever again. Overall, the mapping mission is successful, as most of the coast of South America is mapped - along with the entire eastern coast of the Antillio-Atlantic landmass.
    • The Incas will send an ambassador to learn the customs of your nation and to see your level of development.
  • There is no way that you can colonize the Kola. You would have to go straight through Scandinavian Finland, which is not possible. (If there was confusion, it was because Collie forgot to include Scandinavia's eastern border with the Russian Federation which is at the southern border of Lake Onega.
  • The Saami leader states that his autonomous community within Scandinavia is fine as it is and politely asks Novgorod to not send any more bribes.
  • Naples has a colony in Panamá: New Sicily. Amazing trip from Novgorod to the Pacific Ocean!
  • Venice sticks by the conditions they had imposed earlier where Florence and Venice unite their governments while keeping the name of Venice and Piombino is annexed. Venice, Modena and Siena would then join the Italian League. (Croatia is not Italian). Venice wishes for the Lombard states to be stronger and proposes to Milan to put our past behind us. The reinforcing of the Venetian cathedral goes to plan and the huge church continues being built. Construction is expected to take at least a few decades. Meanwhile, Venice continues the construction of ships for the IMF and sends supplies to construct Antillia's first proper dock. Nuovo Treviso expands 600 sq km as a result and Nuovo Venexia expands only 400 sq km.
  • Naples: The King's first child is a girl and is baptized as Margarita. Childbirth brings complications and Queen gets sick. Later manages to recover, but the Kingdom doctors see that she may not be able to have another child. Meanwhile, the African fleet is organized, and increasing trade with the Kingdom of Kongo. The army troops increases and also navy. After many years of discussions with the court of Aragon and Castile-brokered, which seeks to impose his authority on such lands, a joint pressure over foreign policy of the Kingdom, and during the latest talks is achieved the sale of Balearic islands, for a price of 200 ducats, more free trade permits for ten years, plus mutual military cooperation. All this is signed the Treaty of Barcelona, which also formalized the alliance between the two Kingdoms.
  • Savoy: The King orders to form a Council to the Government of the new colonies. While a new expedition is looking to settle in the coast of OTL Uruguay, and next year will become official the Sacramento Colony. The navy and army increase their numbers.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The future Duchess came to the capital of the Grand Duchy from Saxony and is received with great pomp and elegance. Next year will be the wedding and Siniza will assume command of the Grand Duchy. Just then he made an oath of eternal loyalty to King Enrico I of Naples/Savoy. The army increased its numbers.
  • Saxony: The now 15 year old Prince, Otto, is in search of a future wife. Any and all offers will be considered. The Elector offers men and money for the Imperial colony, and the army is upgraded.
  • Byzantium continues to build their fleet and also improve their army. Trade with Naples is huge and after matrimonial union alliance becomes stronger. (By the way, who owns the islands of the Aegean Sea, Rhodes and Crete?)
    • ​Venice owns most of the Aegean Islands plus Crete and a few Greek cities on the mainland. The heavily fortified Venetian outpost of Negroponte protects Central Greece from sea attacks.
  • Burgundy: With the Duchess managing the internal affairs of the Duchy, and the explorers continuing the Antillian Sea exploration a colony is set in Northern Colombia near the Outpost of New Antwerp and another one. While this, troops begin arriving more and more to the lands of the Mayans to Help them in their war against the Zapotec, and the Duchess sends a governor to lead both the colony and the military forces in the area. The Christian Orthodox begin to form a colony dependant to the Duchy in Brazil.
  • Rajputana launches an assault on the weakened Dimurats per a former agreement and alliance with Gujarat and to gain new lands for the Rajputs. The city of Sanapana grows and infrastructure is improved.
  • Castilla proposes that his heir, Carlos of Hapsburg, marry Margarita of Altavilla. Marriage will be when Princess becomes 15 years of age and the Prince, 25. The army increased its soldiers. The union of the Kingdoms of Aragon and Castile are expected to be achieved within a few years.
  • Milan: The economy improves, and the relations between Genoa upper class and Milan nobility continues tightening as both continue working together. The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence, the relations between Switzerland and Milan in the economy continue growing, the trade between both countries thrives. The Insubric language starts a spectacular growth in the rural areas. The bavarian religious influence continue growing in Milan.
  • The Genoan professional army is trained and armed with confiscated weapons and weaponry from Milan. More ships (to the IMF and the Navy both) are constructed. A few ships are sent to navigate the African coast. And an outpost is built in the Habibas Islands to allow trade with the African Muslims (Algeria).
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its infrastructure in an attempt to make pan-Caliphate travel easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its military as the war against the Dimurats rages on.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman works on expanding the economy as trade increases with the African city states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 9000 sq km. Nejd continues to improve its infrastructure to establish better communications across the growing province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 7000 sq km and the province's infrastructure is improved to connect the growing province's territory together.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its economy as Candar tries to make more money for the provincial government. More Candar politicians join calls for the province to be expanded by changing the provincial borders with Anatolia to give Candar more territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its economy as Ramazan comes more closely tied to Dulkadir as discussions about the two provinces look to be reaching fruition.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its infrastructure as Dulkadir comes more closely tied to Ramazan as discussions about the two provinces seem to be coming true.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up infrastructure in efforts to make pan-Caliphate travel easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the northwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure to make pan-Caliphate travel easier. More Christians convert to Islam, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military as more troops are sent to fight the Dimurats.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues to invade Dimurat territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy as trade with Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's economy improves as trade with the Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues to invade the Dimurats.
  • Trebizond builds up the military in preparation of the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu. It is planned to be carried out very soon.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.

1511

In a small village in northern Bavaria, a priest by the name of Matthaus Kappel breaks from church tradition, and begins to deliver sermons supporting ideas such as salvation through faith alone and predestination. Currently, no word of his teachings have gotten beyond his village yet ...

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Portugal, in an attempt to stake their claims on Northern Antília, tries to found a feitoria there.as their original planned area is occupied by the Danes, they move farther north, establishing the feitoria on the mouth of a river (OTL Connecticut river). Meanwhile, Enguaguaçu expands 200 sq km, and a settlement called São Vicente is founded in the area. Potengi expands 700 sq km while the settlement of Nossa Senhora das Neves grows. Bahia expands 750 sq km, and another Feitoria is founded farther south on the coast (OTL Rio Grande). Cabo Frio expands 250 sq km. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a son, who is named Manuel. Meanwhile, Urraca grants the Duchy of Viseu to Dinis, already Duke of Beja. Portugal then receives a trade offer by Sweden, and asks what this offer includes.
    • The coast of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region in general belongs to Scandinavia. In fact, the James River is where they settled.
    • Sorry, Fixed.
  • Castilla sent a governor to Oro Province in Venezuela today. Trade with the Kingdom of Naples increases due to the very good diplomatic relations. The Navy builds more ships. Prince Carlos begins to be trained to govern the vast territories they inherit.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Stephen II of England asks Scandinavia for an alliance. His wife, Eleanor of Cambridge, gives birth to William and Elizabeth, after which she dies. Both are sent to Dublin to be trained by Lord Henry Fitzgerald. Stephen speaks before the Parliament, and convinces them to enact the Act of the Livery Brotherhood, giving royal recognition to this incorporated body, which also has the right to elect the Lord Mayor of the City of London, which borders are expanded. Stephen also decrees by himself the Act on the Autonomy of Yorkland, granting the colony its own Parliament, that may enact laws that could be overridden by Acts of Parliament of England or by Royal Ordinances. The Act is later confirmed by the Parliament. Though consulting the Parliament is not necessary for all laws, Stephen used to do it, something that has gained for him the trust of the noblemen and the clergy. The Act on the election of Borough Commissioners establishes election by proprietaries as the regular way to elect commissioners.
  • The Livery Brotherhood of London gets recognition in Calais under the Act on Liverymen and Crafters. The Prince establishes seventeen neighborhoods, each containing some thousand men, each electing two commissioners to the Parliament. The noblemen will elect their representatives (two per neighborhood) at random every month; except for the Viscount Robert Wellington, who holds the Chancellery of the Exchequer; Sir Albert van der Brugghen, Lord of the Privy Seal and Knight of the Order of Saint Petroc; and Samuël Beernaert, Apocrisary of the Holy Order of Saint Petroc; these last three hold an ex officio seat. The ecclesiastical members are also thirty-four, all elected by the Archbishop of Calais, who is also an ex officio member. This makes the total number of Members of Parliament 106, plus the Prince, who decides on tights and grants Princely Assent.
  • Pessaro's Chapter-General also passes an Act on the Governance of the Holy Knights of Saint Petroc, proposed by Prince Constantine, granting them autonomy.
  • Lorraine sends three clergy commissioners, two noble and one burgher to the Council of Regency that meets once a year, but they are merely advisors with no power. They're all appointed by the Regent delegated by the Prince. The Council of Regency is formed by a Princely Commissioner, a Parliamentary Commissioner and an Aprocrisary Commissioner of the Order of Saint Petroc. Still, the one chosen by the Prince decides on rights and holds the power to make Princely Ordinances, while the Council itself just enacts Acts of Council, that the Prince must grant Princely Assent.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. Ludwig Max returns with news of a land he calls Sudenland. He believes that it is a new continent unheard of before. (In reality it's just Hawaii.) He also says that there are people on the islands of Sudenland. He also says that he has rounded the coast of Terra Australis, and is disappointed to say that it is merely an excessively large island and not a whole continent as large as previously thought. More people go to Neu Berlin.
    • Coast of Australia? That's a bit much, considering Australia was formally discovered OTL in 1606... ChrisL123 (talk)
    • Agreed. European naval technology will only allow coast hopping to East Asia or crossing to the East Coast of the Atlantic. The Pacific Ocean should still be unknown as well as the Southern Indian Ocean and Australia.
  • Cyprus: Continues to expand its army and navy. The King of Cyprus dies, and an elaborate state funeral is put on for the much-loved ruler. Prince John and his wife are now crowned King and Queen of Cyprus. More olives and cheese are exported.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Continuing the expansion of the merchant fleet and of war. The army troops increases.
  • Lanka: Continues road construction and improvements throughout the island.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The expansion and occupation of territories in Borneo and the Philippines continues.
  • Scandinavia continues routine army and navy expansion. Colonies are resupplied and the proprietary colony known as Uusi Suomi is founded as planned, as is Nya Danmark. King Erik III applauds the efforts of the Papacy in Morocco and sends a 100 man missionary envoy to actively convert Moroccans to the one true faith. Erik's road system is working at full speed, with a finish date in 1523. Turku once again soars past its rival city Helsinki. Tobacco profits are surging once again this year, fueling the economy and making it strong. Erik enjoys the diversity of Scandinavia's economy. Shipyards turn out more and more naval ships as well as merchant ships. Nya Sverige expands 300 sq mi as does Nye Norge and the others. Scandinavia reminds Portugal that the Bukten Sverige (Chesapeake Bay) is a Scandinavian colony under our sovereignty and has no space for additional colonies. Portuguese colonists are peacefully returned on Scandinavian ships to Portugal in the best of conditions of the time and on the Crown's finest vessel The RSN Erik. Scandinavia reaches out to Portugal, asking if they'd like to enter our trading agreement. The Royal Scandinavian Navy prepares a special Antillian Fleet to be based in Nya Danmark, ensuring the eastern Antillian coast as pirate-free - not just including our colonies but the entire coastline. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Erik IV, Prince of Finland, turns seven this year. Queen Christina gives birth to a child, a girl named Victoria, Duchess of Vasterbotten. Suecia Aragones thrives as a rising port in the Mediterranean and on the Aragonese coast. Bavaria is asked for an alliance - as is Austria. The English offer is accepted.
  • Scotland continues to prosper following their victory in the war, and their economy improves. Art continues to rise, with Edinburgh now being known as the greatest city in Scotland, even though Scones is the capital. King John II puts his cousin Charles as the head of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Scotland's improved economy encourages traders to begin to consider funding an expedition to sail to Antillia. Meanwhile, at the end of the year King John II's health takes a turn for the worse.
  • Rajputana launches a multi-prong assault on the Dimurats and supports the Caliphate in areas near the border.
  • After hearing news from Marwan III's Great Expedition, the Caliphal Province of Egypt sends a large fleet, part of the great Caliphal Fleet, to check for what seemed to be the friendliest and wealthiest region of his discoveries not yet civilised, the mouth of the OTL Orange River. They land on it by the end of the year, name it the River of Hashem, establishing the first colony, New Mecca, in December.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria develops its infrastructure and the economy begins to experience a boom.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues to improve its army.
  • The Caliphal Provimce of Yemen exerts more influence over Adal, hoping it soon befomes a vassal.
  • Alodia expands 3000 sq km north and at last is ableto arrange a royal marriage with Funj's royalty.
  • China continues to explore the Pacific Ocean. In September, OTL Hawaii is discovered by a crew of Chinese explorers. The island is named 火山 (Huǒshān). Meanwhile, rebuilding efforts continue along the Chinese coast.
  • Tibet: The current government remains popular, though Thunsen Gyatsen has stated he might resign in the near future. The navy continues to be developed, with parts of continually being moved to Wacheng, which by now has attracted many markets, and imports many items to Tibet and its vassals through its port. New monastries are also built there, and in Ava, where the infrastructure is improved. A centralised military is created for the Shan Sultanate, and the infrastructure of its major cities is improved. Funding continues to be sent to Lanna through Ava and the Shan Sultanate. Bhutan improves trade routes and communication with Wacheng, and also through the Himalayas. Kashmir and Nepal both improve their militaries. Messengers are sent to China to examine the financial situation there, along with funding, and the government is asked about the old plans for Mongol diplomacy or invasion. Several new monastries are built along the northern border to aid converting and funding friendly Mongol areas/states. Xeu Gyatsen, the 2nd Dalai Lama, travels through the major Tibetan cities of Lhasa and Shigatse.
  • Note/question: which Burmese state is Mandalay in?
  • Bavaria: The national infrastructure is still being upgraded. Wheellock technology improves with the ability to more cheaply produce the product then before. KIng Adame is still looking for a wife. Bavaria accepts the alliance with Scandinavia and asks permission to allow the IMG(Imperial Merchants Guild) to begin business there. The King still pushes for an aminciable outcome in Italia. Matthaus Kappel's radical teaching remain in the northern village Marktl Am Inn, and is still not very popular. The King announces plans to build a second great cathedral in Munich to rival the massive one already present.
  • Thuringia: Expands the government to better serve the needs of the people. The military is updated to bolster the low garrison in the cities.
  • Imperial Government: Emperor Wilhelm appoints six justices, one from Austria, one from Bavaria, one from Brandenberg, one from Calais, one from Milan, and one from Venexia. The reformed Knights Templar begin to grow their ranks. The Grand Imperial infrastructure project is still underway. The IRC continues to make improvements. The Imperial Navy is expanded and new ships constructed. The government watches the Italian situation closely. An offer of Imperial Alliance is sent to Scandinavia, but warns it is a defensive alliance.
  • Byzantium continues to strengthen its army and fleet of war.
  • Naples: The governor of New Sicily incorporates more tribes and has contact with a highly organized Kingdom, calling themselves the Incas. A special envoy seeks to establish peaceful relations, and possible collaboration. The army and navy are increasingly adopting better weapons. King Enrico I saw that Provence has lost its internal and external force, starts again the process of vassalage, and hopes to achieve this peacefully in five years.
    • The Inca Empire also seeks peaceful relations, and if possible also collaboration.
  • Savoy: Trade with Africa increases. The Italian League increases the volume of trade as well. The Balearic Islands are fortified, and are incorporated as a vassal state: The Duchy of the Balearics.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: Army increases, and is organized in the Italian style.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military with focus on the navy. This is being done to offset losses from the war against the Dimurats.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military as it sends more troops to fight the Dimurats as part of the final push against the remaining Dimurat strongholds.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat continues to war with the Dimurats but the war looks like it will be won very soon.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman works on expanding the economy as trade increases with the African city states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 11,000 sq km. Nejd continues to improve its infrastructure to establish better communications across the growing province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km to the southwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy as Mediterranean trade becomes more profitable due to falling tensions with the Christians.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its economy and more Candar politicians lobby for a provincial border shake-up in the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its economy as Ramazan comes more closely tied to Dulkadir as discussions about the two provinces look to be reaching fruition. They join Candar in lobbying for a provincial border shake-up in the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its infrastructure as Dulkadir comes more closely tied to Ramazan as discussions about the two provinces seem to be coming true. They join Candar and Ramazan in lobbying for a provincial border shake-up in the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu expands the economy as new goods from the New World slowly reach the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 5000 sq km to the northwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy as Black Sea trade increases greatly.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military as more troops are sent to fight the Dimurats.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues to invade Dimurat territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy as trade with Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's economy improves as trade with the Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues to invade the Dimurats.
  • Trebizond builds up the military in preparation of the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu. It is planned to be carried out very soon.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan meets with advisers to discuss the provincial border changes proposed by several lobby groups. He is also pleased that the Caliphate's African expedition has returned back to the Caliphate after the fleet made port in Tunis this year. A large ceremony is planned to take place in Mecca for the expedition's leaders to show the Caliph all the wonders and information they have discovered while touring Africa.
  • Novgorod Works on their Navy. A trading outpost is set up in the St Lawrence Valley at the mouth of the Saguenay River. now discovered to be a river on the coast. However, it is unknown what the Antillio-Atlantic landmass' shape is like. Some theorize that the Rusalka River (St Lawrence) is a shortcut to Asia and China. More exploration has been set up and the Rusalka River Valley is claimed for the Tsar. Some Natives are eager to trade, but others are aggressive and the trade outpost is burned down in an attack. It is unclear who attacked first: us or them. Further exploration reveals a St Lawrence Iroquois settlement by the name of Stadacone, at a place they call Kvebek (in translation: there where the river narrows). The Navy is upgraded, and the Hanseatic League is reformed into the Russo-European Trade Alliance (RETA), as more administration trend to Russian states. More ships are built for the navy and the Novgorod founds the Russian Federal Special Operations Forces, or Spetsnaz (coming from: Voiska Spetsalnogo Naznacheniya). Research into more stealthy technology beings. The Russian Academy of Sciences, using cartographical data recovered from the mapping expedition, compiles the first globe that includes Antillia and Atlantia, as well as the first world atlas, named the "Mirovaya Kniga"(translation: World Book). A law is passed by the Veche prohibiting Bogatyr ships in the Novgorodian Baltic and White Sea Fleets to pass through Kap Smerti(Cape Horn). A proposal is brought before the grand council to prohibit any Bogatyr ship in the Russian Federal Navy from doing the same.
  • Burgundy:The Duchess, seeing her must to the church, begins sending priests into the Zapotec lands under control of the Duchy's army, to show the light of Catholicism into the Antilian coastal tribes. In northern Colombia and eastern Zapotec cities, the fleet is continuously growing and the vassalization of Cleves continues. Exploration of the Antilian Sea continues. The colony of New Antwerp in Colombia continues to be expanded westward. The Duchess' adopted son continues to be taught in Latin and the colony of the Orthodox called New Arcadia in Brazil expands westward.
  • The Mayan Empire gratefully accepts the firearms from the HRE. The Mayans continue expansion with the Burgundians by their side, as well as trade with Europe.
  • Saxony: The Prince of Saxony, now 16 years of age, is in search of a future wife. The Elector continues to support the Imperial colonies in any way that is possible for his landlocked country. Albert, Prince of Anhalt, continues campaigning for the Chancellorship. He also establishes a cannon division in the Anhaltese army.
    • Naples offers Alexandra von Wittelsbach, 14 this year; not part of the mainline at the moment, but within some years will be Kings.
  • The Tsar of the Russian Federation, Muscovian Ivan I dies, leaving a power gap as per the Tsar. Ivan's son, Ivan IV, offers the Nomination to Poland's Grand Duke, Andrej I. (Moot point, I control Poland until Agent gets back, but...)​ Meanwhile, development of the navy continues, along with that of the infrastructure. (Apologies for not being here last few days. Superstorm Sandy and all that. And you say it rains back in England :P)
  • Poland accepts the nomination for Andrej I to become Tsar, his son Bolcha I becoming Duke of Poland. His first action is to declare war on Moldova (I think - the labeled map is out of date) and invades with Muscovy, and Novgorodian support.
  • Milan: The relations between Genoa's upper class and Milan nobility continues tightening as both continue working together. The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence. The Insubric language starts a spectacular growth in the rural areas. The Bavarian religious influence continues growing in Milan. The relations between the nobility and the clergy are damaged by constant economical fights. The middle class sides with the nobility and many monks related to or dependent on the nobility criticizes the Bishop and the religious authorities in the region. The infrastructure of the country and the city are improved. A group of merchants visits a northern Bavaria village just for a few days in their way to visit Karolin. Most merchants ignore Kappel sermons but the apprentice of one of them, called Matteo Ruggiero listens to Kappel for the few days. The group stays in the village and is heavily influenced by his sermons. By the end of the year Matteo leaves his tutor and reunites with his uncle (a Catholic clerk) and starts to study different subjects with him, despise his father's wishes to see his son as a merchant.
  • The Genoan professional army is trained. More ships (to the IMF and the Navy both) are constructed. A few ships are sent to navigate the African coast. The outpost in the Habibas Islands successfully allows trade.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more. The Catholic upper class reacts hostile to the Milanese nobility and supports the fellow Catholics in Milan. Twins are born to William, girl and boy.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.

1512

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. The river in which the feitoria in northern Antília is located next to is named River Urraca, after the queen, as the native name for the river is nearly unpronounceable. Meanwhile, the reach of this feitoria expands by 200 sq km. While in Terra de Santa Cruz, a settlement farther south is founded, being called Santa Maria, on the "sea"'s opposite side to the Savoyard colony (OTL Buenos Aires). Meanwhile, in Fernão do Pó, the settlement there expands by 200 sq km. Meanwhile, Potengi expands by 750 sq km, Bahia expands by 550 sq km, São Vicente expands by 400 sq km, Cabo Frio and Paranaguá expand 300 sq km. Meanwhile, Queen Urraca grants a carta de foral to Serpa, in the Duke of Beja's territory. Meanwhile, Duarte of Guimarães and Dinis of Beja die, and Dinis's lands are divided between his sons, Garcia and Fernando.
  • Naples: The economy continues to grow. It asks the Inca Empire for exclusive trading rights. Continues the process of vassalage of Provence.
    • The Inca Empire gives exclusive rights to trade in exchange for arms and European technology, in addition to military aid to conquer territories.
    • Saxon Diplomacy: The Elector agrees, and requests Alexandra be sent over within the next year or so for the wedding celebrations.
  • Savoy: The economy continues to increase. New Sicily expands its borders. The Sacramento colony expands its walls, and more native converts to Christianity. The Italian League gets lots of products from Africa. Planning an exploratory trip to India.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The young Grand Duke Siniza Altavilla commands the construction of the fleet of commerce and war.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Princess Helen, the sister of King John I, is built a small palace in Cyprus. Olives and Cheese continue to be exported. The Nicosia Central Market is being built.
  • Castile moved all their influence and power to unite the Iberian Peninsula, and through the work of skilled ambassadors and courtesans, and murders, gets the favor of many members of the Aragon courts, which align of the influence of Madrid. King Fernando dies of old age, and his daughter Queen Juana "la loca" remains confined in a convent. Then the courts of Castile named King to Carlos of Habsburg, as Carlos I, but will be crowned when he turns 15 in 1515. Until this year the government will rest with his aunt Catherine. When Carlos becomes King, he will unify the three Kingdoms under his crown. Meanwhile, continues to build up their military. (Also request to be allowed to manage the territories of Austria. They are part of dynastic union between our Kingdoms, is the heritage of the future King Carlos. Besides, that was the original idea of the former player Monster Pumkim, I hope to be part of Empire that way).
    • You have to start giving them German and Spanish names, like Charles (Carlos/Karl) and Louis (Ludwig/Luis). Also Aragon is ruled by the governmental system of Brandenburg, so you to go through Brandenburg to get to Aragon. So you can forget unification.
    • But you controlled Aragon just because AP left, and he now has another country ... as well I read that you no longer control Aragón since 1500 according to Mods and I have seen that you use it to create colonies when it was not even your year, so if you do not control, or at least you must not control them anymore, I think it is possible to fulfill the dream of Spanish unification.
    • That doesn't make any sense, and what little of it does is false. It doesn't matter that I don't control the nation, MY KING controls the nation, and I control THE KING.
    • Well, I think you understand that you can not control more Aragon, and then I think I have to wait for your King dies, and end the personal union, how old is your King?
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. Final preparations are drafted for Neu Berlin. Ludwig Max's brother is awarded the position of Cartographer of Brandenburg/Germany. King Frederick is outraged that so many of his royal family members are being killed, both German and Spanish.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Byzantium expands communication paths, so that the army is mobilized faster. More ships are being built in the shipyards, and the Empire's power is growing.
  • Scandinavia continues its expansion of the army and its grand navy. Colonies are resupplied and expand by 300 sq mi each, except for NS which expands 500 sq mi. Ny Norg Stad is quickly rising as an important port in Antillia. Nya Sverige becomes the envy of the colonial world as year after year it pushes out more tobacco to export to Europe. Uusi Suomi begins exporting tobacco as well. The Scandinavian Antillian Fleet is assembled in Nya Danmark in the port of Viktigt. King Erik's road program continues smoothly. Tobacco profits soar as Scandinavia establishes a monopoly over it in Europe, since as far as they know, they are the only exporters of tobacco. Missionaries in Morocco travel all over including Melilla, Ceuta (which is Venetian but still largely Muslim), Toubkhal, Tangiers, and other areas of Morocco with varying levels of success. It has been easier to convert those from the cities, according to reports to King Erik in Stockholm. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Scandinavia forms the Anti-Piracy League and invites European nations to combat piracy, Scandinavia excuses the actions of predecessor state Norway and asks that Scotland join as Chairman. The domination of Catholics in the colonies has spurred some Orthodox people living in Finland to look for other places to live, some looking at the Caribbean, but nothing has been done as of now. Erik IV, Prince of Finland turns eight this year and his sister Victoria, Duchess of Vasterbotten, turns one. Queen Christina gives birth to yet another child -- a boy who they name Haakon after Erik's late father and King of Norway. His official name is Haakon, Prince of Norway. Suecia Aragones (Aragoniska Sverige) continues to thrive as a port on the Atlantic.
    • Scotland will join the league with Scandinavia.
    • Venice asks to join in taking out piracy in the Med Sea (though we can't be bothered tackling Christian pirates that target Muslim shipping).
    • Cyprus would also like to join to combat Muslim pirates in the Mediterranean.
  • Muscovy continues the war on Moldova. A new fleet is produced at Ivangrad.
  • Poland continues the war on Moldova.
  • King John II of Scotland recovers from his sickness last year, although his health still has declined. The Scottish economy continues to improve, despite the large amounts of money shipped out of the country for religious purposes.
  • In Bavaria, more people begin to head Kappel's word, although the numbers remain small. The military is updated for the first time in almost ten years, and is a major update. The Bank of Bavaria opens its doors in Firenze, and is doing respectably. Gregor Rus, Bishop of all Bavarias, passes away at age 89. Matthias Karlsbad is appointed as the new Bishop of Bavaria. Some nobles travel to the northern village and a few of them begin to believe Kappel's teachings. Bavaria will not vote in the High Court of Florenece due to being allied with both. King Adame is still looking for a wife!!
    • Naples offers Margaret von Wittelsbach, 27 this year; not part of the mainline at the moment, but within some years will be Kings. She was confined in a convent after trying to escape with his cousin Manuel Altavilla, first pretender to the throne of Naples, now fallen out of favor.
    • Cyprus offers Princess Helen, sister of the current King of Cyprus. She is 23 this year and is currently fourth in line to the throne of Cyprus.
  • Thrunigia expands the military. Thuringian nobles here of Kappel through Milanese merchants and begin to listen, although with heavy skepticism.
  • The Imperial Army occupies Firenze/Florence until the dispute over who actually controls it is settled. The IRC continues working on an improvement to the wheel lock mechanism in attempt to limit the cost of manufacture. Work also continues on improving the firing power in gunpowder. More ships are built. Some of these ships are sent to the Western and Eastern IMF. Diplomats travel via Brandenberg to Scotland in hopes of forging a purely defensive alliance. The Emperor visits Calais and then England to promote further use of the IMG as well as strengthen relations between the Empire and England.
  • Venice, Modena and Siena meet in a conference in Ferrara to discuss the future of the North Italian Confederacy. It is ultimately decided that with the annexation of Florence and Piombino that Venice will be able to counter-balance Naples' power in the Italian League offering a more fair future for all Italians. Venice also learns that Naples wishes to colonize Antilla and thus will draw plans with them should Venice join the Italian League. The Venetian navy continues expansion and the IMF gains a new port in Gibraltar where they can freely trade with the New World or Northern Europe. Nuovo Venexia expands by 500 sq km while Nuovo Treviso expands eastward by 500 sq km as the port facilities continue to be constructed. The local natives' crops are brought and sent back to Europe from study where corn and other crops are found to be of a higher yield and survive tougher conditions than European wheat.
  • The Genoan professional army is trained. More ships (to the IMF and the Navy both) are constructed. A few ships are sent to navigate the African coast. The outpost in the Habibas Islands successfully allows trade.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more. The Catholic upper class react hostile to the Milanese nobility and supports the fellow Catholics in Milan. Twins are born to William, girl and boy.
  • The Caliphal colony of New Mecca is expanded when a group of Coptic sailsmen looking for the colony get lost. They establish a new town close to the Zulu border, naming it Waḥe Bari (or Oasis for the Barque). It soon establishes allegiance to New Mecca, effectively being a part of said colony. Both areas expand by 100 sq km each.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues improving its infrastructure and economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues heavily improving its navy and economy. It also starts to take a Europe-friendly approach hoping to obtain Western knowledge.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis improves on its army, while also improving its economy as it is the main Caliphate entrance to Western Africa.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising, with very few Bedouins around.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripolitania begins expanding its army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues its population and economic boom.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues trying to influence Adal.
  • Alodia is now very close to intermarrying with the Funj royal family almost entirely.
  • Inca Empire: Continues trade with the Mayans. Also traded with the colony of Naples, we give our products, and our abundant gold and silver for their coveted weapons and technology. The new Emperor Manco II, is willing to send a member of the royal family to the court of Naples to strengthen the alliance, also invited a representative of them to settle in our capital. The army has the first approach to firearms and its operation.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion into Zapotec territory. The oligarchy orders that engineers begin to experiment with the newly purchased firearms.
  • Saxony: The Elector agrees to Naples' proposal, and preparations are made for the wedding. The Elector decides on a title for the Crown Prince and Princess: Duke of Dresden. The Elector starts plotting to steadily gain control over Bohemia. However, it will take time, and so far only the Prince of Anhalt, and his most trusted advisors know about the plan. The old Chief-Constable dies, and is replaced with the second most senior Lieutenant Constable. Nobles are encouraged to purchase commissions as Captains of companies.
  • Anhalt: (I think I'll post both separately from now on). The Prince continues to campaign for the chancellorship. He follows his nephew's example, and encourages his (loyal) nobles to purchase Captaincies in companies. He orders a Catholic Cathedral built in Dessau.
  • Ethiopia: The Ethiopians colonies 1200 sq km of land to the east their Empire, and continue with the expansion of their road network in the region.
  • Rajputana: Several key victories are won over the Dimurats. The army pushes deeper into Dimurat territory expanding the border to the north. Roads are improved and Hindu Brahmin begin to make inroads among the populace of Punjab and Dimurat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy as the war effort against the Dimurats is seen to be over now.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan works on expanding its economy as the war is now over.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat defeats the last of the remaining Dimurat forces and Gujarat goes about rebuilding the new territories and bring them into the Caliphate. Gujarat builds up its infrastructure too, most of this work is focused on the new territories though.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman works on expanding the economy as trade increases with the African city states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 11,000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km to the southwest. Shaybahan troops and ships return home as the war against the Dimurats is over.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its economy and Candar politicians join discussions with the Caliph to talk about provincial border changes.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military as Karaman starts a programme to stop Christian pirates from raiding Muslim pirates. Karaman also joins the Caliph in provincial border change talk.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up infrastructure as provincial border change talks with the Caliph look to be going very well.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir prepares to join up with Ramazan into a single province.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up the military as they look to join Trebizond in invading Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 5000 sq km to the northwest. Infrastructure is improved to integrate the new territories into the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy as Black Sea trade increases greatly.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy and welcomes homes returning from fighting the Dimurats.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu after defeating the Dimurats, looks to integrating the new territory into East Qoyunlu province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its infrastructure to make trade with Russian states easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's economy improves as trade with the Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia defeats the last Dimurat stronghold, and Persia sets about integrating the new territory into Persia province. This is done by improving infrastructure.
  • Trebizond builds up the military in preparation of the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu. As the year ends an ultimatum is sent to Ak Qoyunlu's leaders demanding they give up and join the Caliphate.
  • Caliphate-provincial-map-1512

    How the Caliphate looks following victory against the Dimurats and the province border changes.

    Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan after meeting with advisers to discuss the provincial border changes he announces a new set of Caliphate provincial borders. This includes expanding some of the smaller provinces using territory from neighbouring larger provinces, the division of the unconquered Arabian territories between the provinces and the division of the Dimurat territory into provinces. Later on in the year, Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan visits the expedition highlighting the Caliphate's African expedition's treasures and findings. With this new information the Caliph announces that the Caliphate will put more focus toward Africa and send more Imams to go and convert the pagan African peoples to Islam.
  • Cyprus expands its army and navy. Olives and Cheese continue to be exported. The Nicosia Central Market is completed.

1513

An anonymous pamphlet is circulated throughout Central Germany, condemning papal excesses and many of the less-Biblically-based Catholic doctrines. The ideas become popular, especially among the middle class, and spark slight feelings of German nationalism. Matthaus Kappel, in his small village, smiles at his secret victory.

France falls into chaos as the remnants of the Bourbons seize control of France from the government of King Louis XII. King Louis and his family flee into exile in Auvergne. Usurper King Charles's control over France is weak at best, as a few provinces refuse to acknowlege him and declare independance as a result. Previously minor nobles are crowned as Kings of Normandy, Gascony, Toulouse, and Brittany. Half of the territory King Charles "control" is in utter anarchy, with only the areas closer to the capital solidly under his control. The Papal enclave of Venaissin annexes the French province of Provence, officially linking the Papal enclave with the sea.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a boy, who is called João. Meanwhile, one of Urraca's sons, Manuel, dies. Meanwhile, the feitoria on Antília expands its reach by 300 sq km, and in Terra de Santa Cruz, the colony of Santa Maria expands by 300 sq km. São Vicente expands 400 sq km, Potengi, Bahia and Cabo Frio expand 500 sq km each. A small settlement is founded on the territory of Potengi, being called Olinda. Meanwhile, Elvas, on Algarve, receives its carat of foral. Meanwhile, the economy improves somewhat. Meanwhile, an expedition on the Indian Ocean ends up reaching China.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. The colony of Neu Berlin is received. Brandenburg also claims the Island of Vinland. Ludwig Max says that he discovered people there on the island on the second voyage. They were apparently Indians, but they loosely resembled the people of Norway and Sweden and Denmark.
  • Naples: The King sent a Bishop as ambassador to the Inca capital hoping to convert some members to Christianity. We accept any ambassador in our court. The economy is in a large increase thanks to the huge gold income. Manuel Altavilla will marry Anne Jagiellon, daughter of the King of Hungary, within three years, in exchange for free trade through the ports of Bosnia and Montenegro, thus forming an alliance that benefits the two Kingdoms, one will improve its economy and the other will protect its borders. The journey sails to the lands of the Far East, and brings gifts to the Kingdoms of those areas.
  • Savoy: Alexandra von Wittelsbach travels to Saxony, for marriage with Prince Otto. The colonies in the New World are still thriving. Frederick von Wittelsbach and Ana Maria Altavilla, marry. King supports the unification of the Kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula, under the command of our great ally Castile.
    • Saxony: Just clarifying: Alaxandra will be marrying Prince Otto, heir to Saxony. Albert is the sovereign Pince of Anhalt, and is in his sixties.
    • Ah! OK, I thought Albert was the heir. Then Alexandra marries Otto.
    • It is confusing that Prince has two different meanings.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The Grand Duchy is thriving economically, and this allows for infrastructure improvements throughout the territory. Open trade routes to the Kingdom of Hungary in a free way, thanks to the recent alliance, which allows to maintain security of the frontiers. The Duke and Duchess are very dear by the people and it is expected that in the coming years to have children, with the blessing of God.
  • Castilla benefits greatly from trade with its colony Oro Province, and seeks to establish another at the mouth of the giant Amazon river. The future King Carlos / Karl is soon to inherit his possessions, and meanwhile, travels for his Austrian domains, surrounded by his counselors. Has already been agreed his future marriage to Margaret Altavilla. The interim government built many roads and improving ports and royal palaces.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II sent a member of the royal family to the court of the Kingdom of Naples to become familiar with contumbres and development of the Kingdom. The Inca hears the words of the European envoy, who invites him to a new religion. The army gradually learn to use guns and ride horses.
  • Byzantium continues to increase the amount of its fleet, and trades in the Italian League. The Emperor suffers a respiratory complication, but still remains in the government, but to prevent any situation starts intensive instruction to future heirs of the Empire, with the main idea of recovering his beloved capital of Constantinople.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Papal States: (Sorry for not posting recently, busy with school.) The Pope continued his economic efforts, creating new ships that begin to boost trade efforts. The Pope is pleased that the tensions between the Italian League has lessened, and continues to improve relations with the other states. However, despite his seemingly good health, the Pope passes away in November. Genoan-born Leonardo Grosso della Rovere is elected Pope the same month, and is named Pope Sylvester IV. His first business as Pope is to continue the Moroccan efforts to promote the one true religion. As well, the Pope learns of the chaos in the French lands, and aims to send material aid to the anarchic lands, praying that religious heresy does not soon reach the French. He is pleased, however, that the efforts to regain possession of Venaissin has succeeded, and that the inhabitants of Avignon and even Provence will be in better hands.
    • Wow, many years I was trying to make Provence my vassal and now you get it thanks to a Mod, you lucky!
  • Caliphate Provinces of Wallachia, Rumelia, and Anatolia: Military buildup continues as does work on the economy.
  • Scotland mourns the death of King John II, who died this year of sickness. He is replaced by 23 year old King James III, who funds humanist art even more. James III also has the land army built up. At this time, a group of merchants hire an explorer named David MacAuthor to see if this Antillia continent lives up to the hype about it.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: The Mayan Empire would like to establish diplomatic relationships with the Kingdom of Scotland.
  • Scandinavia continues its expansion of the military and the navy, which has become a major object of pride in the country. Colonies expand by 500 sq mi. Ny Norg Stad establishes itself as a major colonial port in Antillia. People in Nya Danmark settle most of the island. However, some move north into an isolated and small island above Nya Danmark, the island is still a part of ND. Other people in Nya Danmark head west, to what is believed to be another island, still considered a part of ND. Nya Sverige exports more tobacco, strenghthening the country's hold on the commodity while fueling a strong economy. Uusi Suomi follows in the footsteps of its sister territory and produces tobacco, though not as much as Nya Sverige. Vikstig competes with Ny Norg Stad. The road system is improving and working at full pace. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Missionaries in Morocco reach further parts of the country, each time converting more and more. Erik IV Prince of Finland turns nine, his sister (now fourth in line) the Duchess of Vasterbotten turns two, his brother Haakon, Prince of Norway turns one, and his new brother Christian, Prince of Denmark was born this year in February. Venice is welcomed to the APL and is given Board-membership.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: The Mayan Empire would like to establish diplomatic relationships with the country of Scandinavia.
  • An Irish explorer of the Worshipful Company of Mercers colonizes an island in Atlantia (OTL East Falkland) which he names Saint Patrick. The King meets the Parliament and achieves to make it enact the Act on the Island of Saint Patrick. Meanwhile, King Stephen II decides to decree a Royal Ordinance creating a joint administration of the Bailiwick of the Dodecanese between England and Pesaro. The Livery Brotherhood's current Prime Warden, William Gillard, member of the Company of Mercers as well, convinces the King to ask to join the APL's board.
  • Constantine of Calais sends his son Maurice to the University of London, where he is to learns the trading skills of the mercers.
  • Grand Master Francesco d'Alfons of the Holy Order of the Knights of Saint Petroc hears about the Kappel Pamphlet. He orders Domenico Puricelli, his Prosecutor and Lord Advocate, and His Highness' Justiciar to open an investigation in this person. The Chapter-General elects the Aragonese Ramón Duarte de Calatayud as Archbishop of Pesaro.
  • The Council of Regency of Lorraine decrees that any noble who defies the Prince's authority will lose all lands and titles and forced to work in communal lands. Piero Lorenzini, the representative of the Order of Saint Petroc in the three-member council, begins to read in secret the words written by Kappel.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion in Zapotec territory. Trade is increased with Europe, hoping to improve the economy. More European techniques and designs are replicated, attempting to slowly bring the Mayans into a technologically current state. Inka attempts to establish relations with several other European nations.
    • The Russians (Novgorod) finally learn the Mayan language, and send a delegation to ask for diplomatic relations and the possibility to send peaceful Orthodox Missionaries.
  • Burgundy:colonies are expanded in northern Colombia 100 km and Brazil 50 km, the Duchess' son, now in his 17 years begins looking for a female of the royalty to marry, the vassalization of Cleves continues but the Duchess ask the Cleves' inhabitants if they want to join or fall with violence. The exploration of the Antilian Sea continues and for the first time the explorers begin mapping the Nova Rhenus (New Rhine) OTL Magdalena River in Near the colony of New Antwerp, increasing Italian population arrives into the Duchy. Catholicism keeps being the major religion in the Duchy
  • The Novgorodian Veche decides to covertly plan an invasion of Sibir, and councils Moscow to attack Astrakhan. Meanwhile, the Spetsnaz get the idea for a "falling knife" (gravity knife). The Russians finally learn the Mayan language, and send a delegation to ask for diplomatic relations and the possibility to send peaceful Orthodox Missionaries. Same goes for the Incans (we ask for diplomatic relations). The Russian military is updated, as well as work on the economic ten year plan. New roads are planned to connect Riga, Pskov, Novgorod and Kazan in one route. Work begins this year. Dimitri Boyasin goes once again in an expiditoin through the St Lawrence river in an attempt to find China. Instead he stumbles upon the OTL Lachine rapids which he then names the Kitayskiye Porogi He also discovers the Island of montreal with the mohawk village of Hochelaga upon it. after a while and some trade, Boyasin heads back and founds a trade post near Stadakone which later names Kvebek and gets a military regiment for protection (after the previous attack). A plan to send an explorer to the east coast next year. The South african trade outpost is doing fairly well after they are fortified with some soldiers after the attack on the Saguenay outpost. Meanwhile, another trade post is founded on the Peninsula named Novopskovskiy Poluostrov(Neo-Pskovian Peninsula-OTL Nova Scotia). Named Svyatogorsk.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: The Mayans accept the offer of diplomatic relations. They will also allow for limited Orthodox Missions on the island of Ceatl (Cuba).
  • Scandinavia is in Nova Scotia. Is it a colony? People seem to confuse trade posts with colonies so that's why I ask...
  • Milan: The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence. The Insubric language continues a spectacular growth in the Duchy. Matteo Ruggiero continues studying to be a Catholic priest, the german pamphlet is mostly ignored by theologicians but somehow a copy reach Ruggiero who recognizes Kappel's ideas. The military continues growing up and serving in the Duchy to finish crime. Ludovico Sforza
  • The Genoan professional army is trained. More ships (to the IMF and the Navy both) are constructed. A few ships are sent to navigate the African coast. The outpost in the Habibas Islands succesfuly grows.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more. The Catholic upper class react hostile to the Milanese nobility and supports the fellow Catholics in Milan.
  • Venice continues expanding its navy and begins to focus on land troops since Venice has grown in the Italian Peninsula. Venetian diplomats travel to Bavaria, Austria, Burgundy, England and Brandenburg to convince them of the Venetian cause in the case under review by the Imperial High Court. Nuovo Treviso expands by 400 sq km eastward and Nuovo Venexia expands 600 sq km northward.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Continuing the expansion of the merchant fleet and of war. The army troops increases.
  • Lanka: Continues road construction and improvements throughout the island.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The expansion and occupation of territories in Borneo and the Philippines continues.
  • Saxony: Crown Prince Otto marries Alexandra von Wittlesbach in a grand ceremony in the Dresden cathedral. The new Crown Princess is with child by Christmas. Meanwhile, many nobles have purchased Captaincies in the army. Hearing of the pamphlett, Elector Frederick III orders an inquiry into corruption in the Church in Saxony. The findings are clear: the church has been quite corrupt. The Elector, on the advice of the landstag, decides to fine the church, to recompense the people for their corruption. The fines will take the form of money and or land. (This is NOT a reformation, Frederick III is a staunch Catholic, and he therefore wants the guilty to be punished for tarnishing the name of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church).
  • Anhalt: The Prince continues campaigning for the chancellorship. The nobles have not flocked as much to purchasing Captaincies as in Saxony, so Albert lowers the price. The old Prince reacts to the pamphlet in a similar way to is nephew, ordering construction on the new Cathedral stop, and the land be turned over to the Prince. The church reluctantly does this. The land is then auctioned off in sections, and the revenue is then distributed amongst people with grievances against corrupt clergymen. Non-corrupt clergymen are publicly honoured, and given membership to the new Anhaltese order of chivalry, the Order of Prince Albert. The Prince's grandson, Leopold, is now aged 13 years. (Leopold is the son of Frederick, who is next in line to the Anhaltese throne). He is now in search of a betrothal. Seeing as Anhalt is not of much importance, minor royalty will be accepted.
    • Portugal, attempting to re-establish relations with the HRE, offers Urraca, daughter of the Queen, and 11 years of age by 1513.
    • The old Prince of Anhalt is overwhelmed with gratitude that a Royal Princess of Portugal would deem fit to marry his grandson! He immediately accepts, and humbly requests that Her Highness be sent over once she has turned thirteen.
  • Muscovy continues the war with Moldova, making several gains. Muscovy also continues to work on the navy and infrastructure. '(Speaking of Navy, I've been working on Muscovy's navy for every single year that i was not declaring war. *AHEM* CAN I BE BOOSTED TO 1520 OR SOMESUCH???)'
  • Poland continues the war with Moldova, sending in multiple troops. A plan to divide Moldova is reached; Poland will get the 40%, in the north, Muscovy will get 40%, on the East Coast, and the rest will be turned into the Vassal of Moldova.
  • Trebizond builds up the military in preparation of the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu. Early this year Ak Qoyunlu's leaders inform Trebizond they will not accept the ultimatum, and upon hearing the ultimatum's rejection, Trebizond launches the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan works on expanding its economy by trading more with neighbouring Indian states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure, most of this work is focused on the new territories and connecting it to the rest of Gujarat's infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military with a lot of focus on the navy. A new naval base is built in the Socotra colony too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 11,000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its infrastructure to better connect the original Candar infrastructure to the infrastructure in Candar province's new territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia is formed following the merger of Dulkadir and Ramazan provinces. The new province builds up infrastructure to connect the two previously separate provinces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its infrastructure to better connect the original Karaman infrastructure to the infrastructure in Karaman province's new territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up the military and they join Trebizond in invading Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up the economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military after a small rebellion by the Georgian nationalists breaks out. The rebellion though is quickly stopped.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military, with troops being sent to Georgia to stop the rebellion and troops sent to help invade Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of integration methods used on the new territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its infrastructure to make trade with Russian states easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of the efforts to integrate the new territory.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan calls on all Caliphate provinces to try to help out with the war against Ak Qoyunlu by sending military aid. He announces the start of a new campaign to stamp out Christian piracy against Caliphate ships in the Mediterranean sea.

1514

The Duchies of Gascony and Toulouse are toppled by pro-Louis loyalists, who unite the lands and merge with Auvergne in the ongoing French civil war. The heir to the Duchy of Toulouse survives, and swears to return and claim his land back.

A group of Dimurati refugees seize control over the easternmost third of the former Khanate of Khiva. They re-establish the Kingdom of Dimurat in the seized territory. Refugees from the conquered homeland flood to the new Dimurat, allowing the new country to solidify control over their territory. The Dimuratis invite an envoy of the Caliphate to the coronation of The new King to bury the hatchet.

Wait, what? You killed us and toppled out government, but that's OK, we're all friends now?
I wrote that so that the people in charge of the Caliphate don't get the idea to conquer the new Dimurat. The King did that because he isn't stupid enough to want to take on the juggernaut known as the Caliphate. I'm still pissed off by the fact that the people in charge of the Caliphate weren't satisfied by their already ridiculously large territory.

The Songhai take all of former Mali's territory occupied by the Fulani. The Fulani still retain their territory north of Songhai.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the feitoria in Antília expands its reach by 250 sq km, and a settlement is founded on the area, but farther north, in Ampanaoaque territory. (OTL Plymouth). Meanwhile, São Vicente expands 550 sq km, Paranáguá expands 350 sq km, Santa Maria expands 600 sq km, and Potengi expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile, as the reach of Potengi is getting too big, and the part of administering all this teritory is getting harder, Potengi is subdivided into three divisions: Pernambuco (composed of the far southern part, capital in Olinda), Itamaracá (middle part, between the fortress on Potengi and the northern border of Pernambuco, capital on Nossa Senhora das Neves) and Potengi (reduced to the feitoria area and little more). Ceará expands by 500 sq km. Meanwhile, the villages of Armamar, Préstimo, Anadia, Avelãs de Caminho, Óis do Bairro, São Lourenço do Bairro, Sangalhos, Alvarenga, Pinheiro da Bemposta, Vale de Cambra e Alhos Vedros receive cartas de foral.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Frederick sends another expedition to the Western land of Antillia. They land at OTL Florida and establish a small colony outside OTL Key West, Florida. Neu Berlin expands inland as many pixels as currently possible, 20 px. (Or so I have been told.) Meanwhile, a blasphemous pamphlet appears in the southern region. Frederick is outraged and orders public burnings of the pamphlets. Anyone found in the possession of the pamphlet or selling it is executed for heresy and blasphemy by hanging. Several people die this way. The pamphlet begins to fall into reclusion, but it still remains popular amongst the poorest of peasants. On the edge of his nerves, Frederick signs a bill stating that all Christianity that is neither Catholic nor Orthodox nor a variation of one of the two (ex: Eastern Orthodoxy, etc) is illegal. Anyone found practicing otherwise will be sent afar to Africa or Orientalia.
  • Luxembourg invades France for some land. Military built up.
  • Castilla still trade with his colony of Oro Province. The new colony is called Amazonas Province, at the mouth of that river. The future King Charles / Karl continues inspecting their territories in Austria, Tyrol and Salzburg, has been presented in the court of Vienna, and will receive the crown of Archduke in 1515.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Naples: We offer firearms instruction to the Incas for gold, but only a limited number of weapons. The journey to the far eastern reaches the coast of India, and send gifts to the Kingdoms of Hindustan and Bengal, where hope to have friendly relations. The Order of the Knights of Malta has stealthily been organizing the conversion to Christianity of many people in the Kingdom of Granada, and by direct order of King Enrico I, the Emir is compelled to convert, or to suffer a military intervention. Castilla troops are needed for a possible military confrontation. The fleet blocks ports and helps organize the Catholic population to revolt against the discredited Emir.
  • Savoy: The economy continues growing. The provinces prosper in the New World. The African fleet is complete and the sent many products factories. A new factory is installed at the mouth of the river Kongo, thanks to very good relations with the Kingdom of those lands. Is sends an army to help the King of France at the civil war, because it is an ally and important trading partner.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The Grand Duke Siniza, surrounds himself with clever counselors, and get start projects that will improve the country's economy, based on the model of Naples and the Italian League.
  • Bavaria begins to listen to Kappel more and even the King begins to listen to his words, although with heavy skepticism. The economy is expanded as the infrastructure nationally improves. The IMG grows even more as it becomes the pre-eminent trade guild in Europe. Kappel's word spreads to Milan and Genoa through the IMG.
  • Thuringia expands industry and begins to become heavily swayed by Kappel's argument.
  • The Imperial Governement expands infrastructure and begins to hear the grumblings all over Germany but dismisses it as hearsay. The IRC continues research.
  • Byzantium continues to build more ships, and organizing his army. The Emperor has recovered slightly from his illness.
  • A blasphemous little pamphlet enters the borders of Schleswig-Holstein(part of the province of Denmark). King Erik is appalled and orders the destruction of all of said pamphlets and the arrest of anyone found with one. Punishable with jail or worse. Uusi Suomi expands 600 sq mi south, with some Venetian settlements in sight ... All others expand by the usual 300 sq mi. Nya Danmark expands throughout the peninsula (which mapping expeditions initially thought was an island) with some moving westward into OTL New Brunswick but the majority remains settled in the colonial capital Vikstig (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Nya Sverige and Uusi Suomi export tobacco by the boatload and make immense profits year after year. Military garrisons centered in Nya Sverige are expanded to 2000 troops. Meanwhile, Ny Norg Stad continues its rise as most important colonial port, exporting the colonies' commodities and, more importantly, their tobacco. A shipyard is built in NNS and a shipping industry thrives in Ny Norg Stad. The Scandinavian Royal Navy base out of Vikstig conducts a small mapping expedition that will sail around the peninsula to see what lays beyond Nya Danmark. King Erik's road system continues. The Merchants of the Norwegian sea continue large success, Missionaries in Morocco doing God's work are making great successes in terms of conversion. Permanent Scandinavian missionary centers have been built in Tangiers, Melilla, Toubkhal, and even Fez. At least one church has been erected in each of these cities within the last four years of their efforts, with most of the work being done by our new Moroccan brothers and sisters. Erik IV, Prince of Finland turns ten this year, his sister Victoria (whose title has been changed from the Duchess of Vasterbotten to the Princess of Sweden) turns eight this year, Haakon, Prince of Norway turns two, and Christian, Prince of Denmark turns one. The APL navy, headed by Scotland in its first year of official operation, annihilates small groups of pirates in: the Norwegian Sea, the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel, the North+Baltic Sea. In Antillia, the Scandinavian Antillian fleet enjoys success in driving out pirates from the coast of eastern Antillia.
  • Milan: The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence. The Insubric language continues growth in the Duchy. Matteo Ruggiero continues studying to be a Catholic priest but he is obsessed with Kappel words, obviusly he don't tell anyone. The german pamphlet is read in private by the nobility and the clergy (the poor one). The noblemen are hit by an economical crisis and many of the low noble houses have to ask Genoan help. Someone in Milan uses a printing press to reproduce Kappel and other unhappy priests words in small secret pamphlets.
  • The Genoan professional army is trained. More ships (to the IMF and the Navy both) are constructed. A few ships are sent to navigate the African coast. The ships start to explroe Atlantic African coast and trade with tribes and nations, a ship reachs Kongo but not contact is done.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more. The Catholic upper class react hostile to the pamphlet.
  • The Caliphal colony of New Mecca expands by 100 sq km in both Wahe Bari and the River of Hashem. A third settlement of the colony in OTL Cape Town begins to be planned.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt improves its infrastructure and economy. Alexandria begins a process of rebuilding in which it'll once again become one of the world's greatest cities and the capital of Egypt.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its navy and economy while opening doors for Christian traders to enter and trade spices in Syria.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine improves its infrastructure ajd economy. The Jewish populations begin retreating to several areas (such as Galilee).
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis improves its army and economy, still fearing the Christians across the sea.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen sends more influence to Adal, hoping to make them a vassal in two years' time.
  • Alodia expands 2500 sq km and continues making ties with Funj stronger.
  • China continues to expand its navy. Huǒshān is finally mapped out.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives and cheese are exported. More hospitals and schools are built.
  • Tibet: Lanna becomes a vassal of Tibet. Roads between Lanna and Ava are quickly added improved. Ava gains an official military, and its major cities are improved and fortified, as well as those of the Shan Sultanate. The road and trade networks in the Burmese states are improved majorly. The navy in Wacheng is also improved, and missions are organised to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to assist Bengal. The Tibetan elections begin, with Thunsen Gyatsen not seeking re-election. Monastries in Kashmir and Nepal are improved, and Bhutan improves routes to Wacheng and the Shan Sultanate, and also Kamarupa and Bengal. Xeu Gyatsen, the 2nd Dalai Lama, turns forty and travels into the newly-incorporated southern states (Ava and Lanna). Investigations are held by diplomats into the political issues in Siam and the economic situation in China.
  • China's fine
  • Venice develops its army and navy. Siena and Modena continue supporting the Venetian occupation of Florence. Venice continues campaigning for its own cause in Germany. Nuovo Venexia expands 1000 sq km northward.
  • Novgorod develops military and fortifies some cities on the Sibir border. More troops are ammassed around kazan to "take care of possible guerrillas". Novgorod welcomes the Ambassador for the Maya and send some missionaries into Cuba to preach peacefully the faith of Christian Orthodoxy. The Roads and infrastructure as well as the ten year economic plan continue. The population increases as well.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military with a lot of focus on the navy. The Socotra colony builds a new larger port facility as to help facilitate trade routes in the region; which causes more markets, hotels and entertainment districts in the port cities to be established.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 11,000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure, most of this work is focused on the new territories and connecting it to the rest of Gujarat's infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan works on expanding its economy by trading more with neighbouring Indian states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia builds up infrastructure as to connect the two previously separate provinces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its infrastructure to better connect the original Karaman infrastructure to the infrastructure in Karaman province's new territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu helps Trebizond by launching their own invasion of Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military. Some troops are sent to help in the war against Trebizond.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of integration methods used on the new territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy with the Russian states continues to grow.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of the efforts to integrate the new territory.
  • Trebizond continues the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan announces more campaigns to stamp out piracy against Caliphate ships in the Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. This follows the success of the campaign in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Saxony: Crown Prince Otto's wife, Alaxandra von Wittlesbach gives birth to a son, named Rupprecht. Church money gained through corruption continues to be distributed amongst people with grievances. The Elector and his most reusted military and political advisors begin plotting for a takeover of all, or at least part of, Bohemia.
  • Anhalt: The old Prince continues campaigning for the Chancellorship. With the prices lowered, many more nobles have bought captaincies in tha army. The Catapult branch of the Anhalt Army is finally disbanded, seeing as they have been overshadowed by cannons.
  • Muscovy continues the war on Moldova. IT is though that just a year shall remain before the end of the war. Meanwhile, the Navy in the Black sea continues to be developed, and plans to send a ship to Antilia in the next five to six years are made (Seriously, I've been asking for the last 15 YEARS! Not even a SINGLE response!). A second cross Muscovy road is made, this time though, the only city it makes contact with is Muscovy. It is almost exclusively for military travel, though in times of peace it can be used for other purposes.
  • Poland continues the war in Moldova. Along with Muscovy, more plans are made to send ships, at roughly the same time. (Anyone know when Agent is coming back?)
  • The King of England Stephen II invades France to topple the King. The commander is Lord Richard Seymour, Bailiff of Jersey. The colony of Saint Patrick (OTL East Falkland) expands 200 sq km. The English diplomats arrive to the Inca lands. The ambassadors offer to export gunpowder and military trainers to the Tahuantinsuyu in exchange for gold and other valuable materials.
  • Constantine of Calais begins to note the people somehow rebelious in the streets, maybe excited. He comes to the conclusion it is because of the Kappel Pamphlet. He orders his soldiers to keep guard in the palace and the ecclesiastical buildings, including universities.
  • Piero Lorenzini, in Lorraine, begins to be suspected for his unorthodox manners. A councillor of the Regency suggests the Duke (Constantine of Calais) to dimiss him from such council until an investigtion on his conducts in carried. The councillor dies next month, poisoned. The members of the Councilo of Advisory, formed by the local nobles of Lorraine, blame the agents of Strassburg, rivals of Lorraine.
  • Domenico Puricelli presents his conclusions to Grand Master d'Alfons. The Chapter-General athorizes him to send agents and spies through the rest of the Empire to see how far has reached this Kappel madness into the people.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion into Zapotec territory. Trade with Europe continues. The Mayans receive the Orthodox missionaries from Novograd. In exchange, the Mayans request that Novograd also send some smiths and craftsmen to educate the Mayans on European technology.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Olives and cheese continue to be exported.

1515

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The King of Normandy arranges for his son to marry the daughter and only child of the King of Britanny, allying the two nations in the civil war. The exiled Prince of Toulouse reenters the southern French area, taking control of the area which was once Bearn.

More order comes to Central Asia as a regional warlord by the name of Adbul Zia Fahim establishes his own Khanate in the territory in-between the Caspian and Aral Seas. The Khanate of Mangystau is ruled by Khan Adbul Zia Fahim from his newly built place in Aktau, from which the Khanate trades across the Caspian Sea with the Caliphate. Khan Adbul though is fiercely independent and wants his Khanate to remain fully independent.

Mod Announcement: Scandinator here, I've managed to break my computer somehow and I'm posting this from a friend's. I will have the 1515 map up a couple of hours after 1516 starts. I sincerly apologize for this.

I guess i'll have to update it again.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:18, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
I could do it but I need until 1516 starts since its nighttime already here. Sorry everyone. Scandinator (talk) 07:26, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
Map already updated'.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:59, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, a settlement is established on the feitoria of Rio Urraca's reach. It (the feitoria) expands by 400 sq km, and the settlement of Ampanaoague territory, which is called Santo Amaro, expands 150 sq km. Meanwhile, expansion of Pernambuco and Bahia north gets slightly more difficult, due to the fact that the area in between is inhabitated by cannibal natives, apparently called Caetés. This is the same reason for the slow expansion in Guanani, the cannibals there being called Aimorés.Guanani itself gains 50 sq km that year.São Vicente expands by 600 sq km, Cabo Frio expands by 650 sq km, Paranaguá expands 300 sq km, Santa Maria expands 700 sq km, and in Fernão do Pó, the settlement there expands by 150 sq km. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a daughter, who is called Maria and who dies a few days after her birth. Meanwhile, Fernando of Bragança dies, and Afonso IX of Portugal, his son, becomes Duke of Bragança, as Afonso IV of Bragança, after his death, effectively putting the Duchy into personal union with the crown.
    • The Mayan Empire wishes to establish political relations with the Kingdom of Portugal.
    • Portugal accepts this establishment.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Naples: In the Kingdom of Granada, the Emir is imprisoned until he converts to Catholicism. Meanwhile, King Enrico I ordered occupy the ports, and the army led by the Order of the Knights of Malta landed more troops and prevents any actions of local militias. Manuel Altavilla marries Anne Jagiellon, and travels to Hungary to take over as King consort of Hungary, because Vladislav II had abdicated, but dies days after being crowned King, presumably could have been poisoned. The army grows.
  • Savoy: The army grows. The army is waiting for the situation in France. Trade with Africa increases, and three factories in that continent are also converted into military posts. The fleet of Naples and Savoy want to collaborate against the threat of piracy, which affects fleets across Europe. Frederick von Wittelsbach and Ana Maria Altavilla have a son, very healthy, is named Otto Wilhelm.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The Grand Dukes have their first child is baptized as Isabel. The army continues to increase.
  • The King of Bavaria grows concerned over the amount of Bavarian citizens swayed by Kappel's words, fearing an usurption of his power, the King orders the religous revocation act of 1515, that limits the use of any religous rhetoric in public places and calls for all printing companies to stop production of the Kappel pamphlets. Kappel's word appear to be gaining a shocking amount of support. The King begins to persecute Kappel supporters. Angry nobles begin to secretly plot his removal through a coup d'etat if he does not lighten up on Kappelian theology (sort of like OTL Henry the 8th who was fiercely Catholic until he needed a divorce). The IMG expands and opens offices in Saxony and nominates Saxony for membership into the guild (Milan and Venice must also agree). Troops begin to amass in Thuringia/Bohemia border.
  • Thuringia begins to amass troops on the Bohemian border after a short border skirmish with Bohemian nationalists. Kappel's words continue to gain momentum. The Elector fears a Bavarian reprisal, so he orders that Kappel's words are officially banned (but in secret it is permitted, the Elector left a loophole in the law on purpose).
  • The Imperial Government takes over the Police and military forces of Florence as per treaty and carefully oversees the transition of power. The Emperor is dismayed by his brother's actions and order a desist motion. The Emperor declares Kappel a heretic, but states that it is each nations' choice on how they want to deal with it. Taxes are levied on Kappel supporters and Jews. The IMG grows in strength.
  • Castilla crowns Carlos of Habsburg as Carlos I, King of Spain. Within a few years he hopes to get to his Kingdom the crowns of Aragon and Navarre. The army begins the process of becoming a professional army, looking for a place of importance in Europe. The New World colonies continue to increase the wealth of the Kingdom. The Kingdom of Spain wishes to support in the fight against piracy because it threatens their trade with their colonies. The King will support Naples intervention in Grenada, with military forces.
    • You should really stop having the trend follow OTL so exactly with the Spanish monarchs.
    • STOP. Aragon and Navarre have a King, and he is not going to magically let you become the King. I (the King) will prevent this in any way whatsoever, so help me God and the Pope.
  • Austria crowns Karl of Habsburg, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Tyrol and Duke of Salzburg. Bringing together, in this way, all the family territories that had been separated for a long time. Centralize his government in the court of Vienna, and seeks to recover the prestige of Austria within Europe and within the Empire. The army is reorganized and heavily armed.
  • Tyrolia swears allegiance to Carlos/Karl, and the army is reorganized.
  • Papal States: Pope Sylvester IV continues his Moroccan efforts to spread Christianity, despite clashes with Muslims near the coast. The Pope assures the States that the Papacy will remain a peaceful nation and aim to stop the attacks without violence. As well, his efforts to send material aid to the French begins to slow, as he does not want to fund a possibly heretic wave of revolutions. He does, however, aim to help any French refugees entering Venaissin-Provence, and finds an influx of inhabitants. More priests are sent to aid anyone in need and to promote the Catholic faith. Shipbuilding and economic improvement continues.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Rajputana incorporates the new territory with many Hindu Brahmins heading into the area. Infrastructure is improved and the army recovers from the war.
  • Following the word of their great King, people from all provinces work to eliminate any remnants of the pamphlet (though it was only present in Schleswig-Holstein). Uusi Suomi expands another 600 sq mi, Nya Sverige and the others expand 1000 sq mi. Nya Sverige and Uusi Suomi continue their commercial success. The military in the colonies is expanded to 6000 men and the army will be based in Ny Norg Stad instead of Nya Sverige. The people of Nya Danmark settle most of the island, sparsely though. Others move into the island above Nya Danmark while those in the west continue settling the coast, almost reaching the OTL border of Maine. Ny Norge Stad consolidates its position and its shipping industry booms. The Royal Navy expeditions return with great news: around the Nya Danmark peninsula is the mouth of a river as well as another island (Newfoundland). The river is named Snävt, or narrow river. The other expedition claims to have discovered a huge waterway, possibly one that reaches Asia. Further expeditions are planned to investigate the claims. The economy is at a great pace. King Erik's road system is working full pace, though efforts in Finland have been stopped by snowstorms. Missionaries in Morocco build a new church in Toubkhal, with more converts. They join the Pope's missionaries in Tangiers in September. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Erik IV, Prince of Finland turns 11 this year looking forward to betrothal in a few years. Victoria, Princess of Sweden turns ten, Haakon, Prince of Norway turns three, and Christian, Prince of Denmark turns two. The APL navy enjoys success in the Baltic Sea this year. England is admitted to the APL General Assembly.
    • No no no no. Brandenburg already claims all of Newfoundland and call its Vinland, the St. Lawrence is the only thing that you can name here. Btw, what are Ny Norg Stad, Nya Sverige, and Nya Denmark OTL?
    • Scraw it doesn't matter if you claim it or not, a claim is just a claim, you don't own it. If you want to enforce your claims you'll have to use military force or diplomacy.
    • I'm not settling it at all, I just sent a mapping expedition which found the island. Nye Norge is Pennsylvania with Ny Norg Stad (New Norway City) being Philadelphia. That colony has an undefined border with your colony, which I believe is still only on the island of Manhattan.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Neu Berlin is expanded by 20 px. Several of the heretics flee to Orientalia (the OTL Philippines, they go to the southernmost large island ATL), but Frederick decides that the heresy will spread if he allows the heretic to go far and beyond, even in exile. Nevertheless, he lets a small portion of heretics to leave for Orientalia. Meanwhile, Wilhelm Max, Ludwig Max's son, leads a new expedition far west to Atlantia. A new set of settlers travel to Antillia, where they land at the end of the OTL Mississippi River. They name it the Max River, and they establish their fringe colony of Neu Germany.
  • The end of the Mississippi river is owned by Venice.
  • Luxembourg continues to expand its military. Louis VI personally asks the Emperor to deploy troops to France to help stabilize the region. (This will possibly help us unite us to Southern Europe, in Spain and Portugal, etc
  • Burgundy: As vassalization of Cleves draws to an end (I have been vassalizing it for seven years - more or less) expansion on the colonies of Atlantis and exploration of antilia continues. While this, the now 19-year old continues seeking out for a female partner. While this, exploration and expansion into Africa starts while the Orthodox continue to push in the Brazilian colony and the northern African settlement, aid in the Mayan campaign into the Zapotec cities continues and small levels of annexation begins in the area to impulsee Burgundian colonization and expansion of the Christendom.
  • Venice expands its military and build up more support for the Florentine issue. Nuovo Treviso expands 700 sq km eastward while Nuovo Venexia expands 300 sq km northward. A Venetian navigator releases a detailed map of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Strange ideas are pouring into Venice from the north but the Doge clamps down heavily on Protestant ideas.
  • The Caliphate Provinces of Anatolia, Rumelia, Wallachia, and Candar: Massive military buildup continues while roads now connect all four provinces together. Economic buildup continues as well as industry buildup.
  • Saxony: The Duke of Dresden (title of the next in line to the throne) Otto marries Princess Urraca of Portugal in a grand ceremony in Dresden cathedral. The Elector hopes the marriage will bring closer ties between Portugal and Saxony. The Elector goes into secret negotiations with another power (remaining anonymous), and agrees to divide Bohemia between them. The regular army begins to be amassed near the border with Bohemia.
  • Anhalt: The old Prince concedes defeat in the Chancellorship election. He sees the defeat as having a silver lining, seeing as he is now 72. With nothing much to do, his health takes a turn for the worse, and he dies during August. He is succeeded by his son, Frederick. Confusingly, he shares the same name with his cousin, the Elector of Saxony. After a week of mourning, Frederick is crowned. A part of the Anhaltese army moves into Saxony, and is billetted near the Bohemian border.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Continuing the expansion of the merchant fleet and of war. The army troops increases.
  • Lanka: Continues road construction and improvements throughout the island.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The expansion and occupation of territories in Borneo and the Philippines continues.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military with a lot of focus on the navy. Military aid is sent to fight Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 13,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion and because military aid is sent to help fight Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military and sends military aid to fight Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure, most of this work is focused on the new territories and connecting it to the rest of Gujarat's infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military as Koli leads efforts to stamp out piracy in the Arabian sea.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan is expanding its economy by trading more with neighbouring Indian states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia builds up infrastructure as to connect the two previously separate provinces. Military aid is sent to help fight against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its infrastructure to better connect the original Karaman infrastructure to the infrastructure in Karaman province's new territories. Military aid is sent to help fight against Ak Qoyunlu too.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues invading Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military. Some troops are sent to help in the war against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy. Military aid is sent to help fight against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy. Military aid is sent to help fight against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of integration methods used on the new territory. Military aid is sent to help fight against Ak Qoyunlu too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy since trade with the Russian states continues to grow.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up. Military aid is sent to help fight against Ak Qoyunlu also.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of the efforts to integrate the new territory.
  • Trebizond continues the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan decides to build friendly relations with the new Dimurat Kingdom as the Caliph sees it too be too difficult of a task for the Caliphate to subdue the rest of Central Asia. Instead the Caliph orders Imams to be sent to convert the people's living in Central Asia to Islam and to then encourage the new Muslims to align themselves to the Caliphate.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion. The Mayans seek closer ties with Europe. However, they still wish to maintian their own cultural individuality. The Navy is installed with more European-esque features, such as larger sails. A small Orthodox population manifests on the outer edges of Ceatl, but the Oligarchy is not worried.
  • The Genoan economy continues growing up. More ships (to the IMF and the Navy both) are constructed. A little fleet build an outpost near Kongo and a delegation ask leaders of this African nation to start trade. The outpost in the Habibas Islands continues growing up. Most of the Catholic leaders decide to support the Papal efforts to spread Catholicism in Morocco, funds, ships and priests are send to Morocco and Algeria.
  • Asti and Montferrat: An economic crisis hit both states, both nobilities are found losing money and the response is raise the taxes in the peasants. The people is not happy. An Anti-Catholic preach called Francesco Gallura gains popularity in the small meddium class (merchants, nobles in disgrace, church members and others) who spread his words in the poor classes.
  • Milan: The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence. The Insubric language continues growing in the Duchy. Ludovico Sforza doesn't feel threatened by Kappel's words but to support the Imperial Government the printing press owners are forbid of reproduce Kappel words, but in reality the reproduction of his words are only slow down, as the original reproducer continues secretly to print the Kappelian doctrine. Matteo Ruggiero continues preparing to be a Catholic priest. Ludovico Sforza contacts the Prince of Toulouse (now in control of Bearn) and offers him some help, secretly the relation between Bearn and Milan government became friendly.
  • The Novgorodians send a weaponsmith and a blacksmith to teach the Mayans the europen ways of metallurgy. The Navy and military is updated, as well as research into gravity knives done.

1516

Following the long period of segmented Akan states, the states are merged together as the state of Bonoman rises to power. Following a series of wars and diplomacy, the Confederacy of Bonoman is formed as the King of Bonoman subjects the rest of the Akan states to his rule.

The Sultanate of Ternate expands northward annexing the uncontrolled island to the north of Ternate into the Sultanate. They begin to disrupt Majapahit rule in their far eastern vassal states as Ternate seeks to expand into Majapahit territory.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the settlement of Santo Amaro, helped by the spread of disease among the natives, expands 200 sq km, and the one near Rio Urraca, and the feitoria there, now called São Tomé, expands 350 sq km, and a feitoria is established farther west from Ceará, on the mouth of a river, and a bit distant from the Castillian and Burgundian outposts. (OTL Belém). Meanwhile, Potengi expands 400 sq km to the north, Bahia expands by 600 sq km, Rio Grande expands 250 sq km, São Vicente expands 450 sq km, Nhoesembé expands 50 sq km, and Santa Maria expands 650 sq km. Meanwhile, an expedition of a navigator named Fernão de Magalhães, stopping at Santa Maria, sails up the supposed sea which exploration of territory around Santa Maria shows that seems to extend farther north. despite not sailing too much upriver, he discovers that the sea seems to be actually the mouth of a river which apparently has a particularly large estuary.
  • Please read Brandenburg's post. We want to buy your Connecticut (OTL) colony, because it's way too close to Neu Berlin to be safe.
  • Austria increased the army.
  • The Duchy of Tyrol increased the army.
  • The Duchy of Salzburg increased the army.
  • Castilla continues to increase his army. The trade with Atlantia colonies rises.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion. The smiths from Novograd are received and are put into positions where they can teach many people. They are given residences right outside of the palace. Meanwhile, Inka has her hands full, traveling from country to country. Her son and daughter are sent across to Europe, to allow for Mayan diplomacy in more places.
    • An English diplomat representing all the realms of the Crown asks for trade partnership.
    • The Mayan Empire accepts.
  • Naples: Army increases. The King is surprised at events in Bohemia, but will give full support to its ally. The trade with the Kingdom of Kongo is on the right track. The trade with the Inca Empire prospers.
  • Savoy: The occupation of Granada is being developed in good shape, and the Emir remains imprisoned. The army continues growing. The trade with the Italian League is one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea. We will send help to Austria.
    • England will help, but we ask a tiny commercial outpost (one pixel only) in Ganada.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army is increasing its soldiers. The Grand Duke decides to support Austria by treaties. The economy is growing.
  • Sebastian Cabot conducts a military expedition following pirates in the Antillan Sea. In the 4th February he is reported lost after a huge storm hits the outskirts of Yorkland. In 12th October a ship sent by the Council of Keys searching for fishing-propitious areas, discovers them on the southern shores of OTL Puerto Rico. Fifty of the hundred-forty-two men decide to stay in the settlement they have just constructed, called Havenporth. Yorkland expands 400 sq km, while Saint Patrick expands 500 sq km. In his return to Cape of Seals (capital of Yorkland), Cabot lobbies the Council of Keys to pass the Mayorship Succession Act, granting his jsut born son, Michael Cabot, the right to inherit the mayorship of Yorkland at Sebastian's death. The King grantS Royal Assent in 27th December, and gives Cabot the title of Lord Mayor, introducing him to the nobility, extending his domain to Havenporth. Governor Alexander Milton of Saint Patrick dies, and is replaced by manx Jamys Sileau, appointed by the King himself, but with a limited autnomy under the Saint Patrick Governance Act of 1514.
  • In Calais, some disturbances occur in the streets, fights between Kappelians and Catholics outside famous bars of the outskirts of the city, quarrels between military officers and two murders of altar servers in whose rooms Kappelian pamphlets were found. The Prince decrees a Princely Ordinance forbidding to reproduce the Kappel Pamphlet or any alike idea, stating that everyone found in bars later than twelve o'clock in Saturday, Sunday or Monday, or one of the mourning the rest of the week, will be submited to interrogation and authorizing the Knights of Justice of the Order of Saint Petroc to carry out police-like functions, including to arrest people and take them to the Tribunals of the Holy Inquisition of the Order. The Prince's son, Henry (seven years of age), is sent to Pesaro.
  • The Chapter-General passes the Printing Act, allowing the Knights of Justice to expropriate the printing presses of most men, except for a few, who are the Jews and those who accept to have the Knights of Faith as the only distributors and supervisors of their printed works. Domenico Puricelli is elected Inquisitor-General and head of the Knights of Justice, and uses the new powers granted by the Act to publish the so-called Puricelli Pamphlet, a paper contradicting Kappel's heresies.
  • The nobles of Lorraine, represented in the Council of Advisory, twelve non-voting men against the three of the Council of Regency (one for the Prince of Calais, one for the Order of Saint Petroc and one for the Livery Brotherhood) starts to feel identified with Kappel's words, and to see them not just as a defy to the establishment on faith, but in politics as well. The effects of the Calaisien Princely Ordinance extend to Lorraine, but as far as now Piero Lorenzini seems to fight in the Regency to avoid further advances against the cause. Lorenzini contacts Francesco Gallura in secret, looking for alliances to fight the corruption in the Church in Italy, as soon as he goes back. Meanwhile, the troops move to the border, while people still blames Stassburg for recent misadventures.
    • Francesco Gallura answers that anyone minded to figth the moral and spiritual corruption in the Church will be welcome. Gallura will send his own brother Silvio (and second in command of the movement) to meet with Lorenzini and establish the alliance.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II organizes the new army that uses firearms for the first time on the continent. The last of the northern city states are occupied. And southern army continues fortifying their possessions. Accept the proposal of England.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Neu Berlin and Maxland expands by 20 px each. More Kappelers are caught and executed. Some are sent to jail for life if they are/were known to be good citizens. Nevertheless, most of them flee to Orientalia. A ship is sent to Orientalia to colonize the island off for the Brandenburgers. Frederick thinks the Portuguese colony is too close too Neu Berlin and asks to buy them. (Name your price in OTL current USD.)
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Olives, cheese and wine are exported. A plan for a Pan-Cyprian highway is submitted to the King.
  • The pamphlet's influence has been mostly subdued and contained within Schleswig-Holstein. Uusi Suomi and the others expand 1000 sq mi, some settlements reach the border of South Carolina with North Carolina though they remain sparse. The Bukten Sverige region produces what has been recognized as the world's best tobacco, fueling Scandinavia's growing economy. Nye Norge expands to the north and find a small colony of Germans on an island, establishing an unofficial border at a nearby river. Nya Danmark-ans expand throughout the island and the island above, The westerners continue their settling of the coast west of Nya Danmark, reaching the OTL border of Maine with New Brunswick -- some, however, (very small amount) decide to head north instead, though at the time, they stay relatively close to Nya Danmark. Expeditions from the purported "waterway to Asia" come back with bad news: The "pathway to Asia" was really a huge bay. A company known as Sällskap Av Bukten Erik (Erik's Bay Company) branching out of the "New Scandinavian" ideology begins funding settlement of the region and the acquiring of the rich fur trade discovered by the expeditions. A small, isolated settlement is founded alongside the Snavt River, known as Smalnar (Quebec), though King Erik, upon hearing of this does not think that an inland settlement will survive very long. The road system continues, though a harsh and long winter in Finland slows down work there. Tangiers and Toubkhal lead Morocco in number of Catholic converts and a breakthrough happens: a local town leader named Hassan Al-Youssef converts and begins advocating for the Pope's behalf as one of his first Moroccan Catholic missionaries. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea have great success. Erik IV, Prince of Finland turns 12 this year and will look for spouses in the coming years beginning at about age 14 or 15 , his sister Victoria, Princess of Sweden turns 11 and also will begin to search for a spouse soon. Haakon, Prince of Norway turns four and Christian, Prince of Denmark turns

three3.

    • The Russians (Novgorodians) have discovered the St Lawrence River and named it Rusalka...also, the Russians have a trade post at OTL Quebec named Kvebek near the Iroquois village Stadakone.
  • Venice thanks the Imperial High Court for their decision and officially annexes Florence uniting the two republics. Piombino, unfortunately is given to the Italian League where it will likely be annexed by Naples or Genoa. The Venetian Cathedral nears 25% completion with the main hall finished. Mass is called everyday to pray for the souls of the heathens and heretics that have adopted the Protestant blasphemy. The Bishop of Venice wonders why the Pope has not called for a clensing of the Heretic regions and is allowing these blasphemous whispers to spread. He welcomes the Scandinavian initiative and asks the Pope to attempt to counter the heretics. The Venetian army is expanded as is Nuovo Treviso by 500 sq km and Nuovo Venexia by 500 sq km.
  • Bavaria expands industry, Bavarian forces are called back from the border to help quell the Kappelian insurrection. Royal Decree 1516 declares "Any Persons, with a Kappelian Pamphlet, whether given, found or printed, will be subject to an immediate disbarment from their place of occupation. Homes and goods will be confiscated. Furthermore, if anyone of these owns a printing press, The Knights Templar have been given the authority by Emperor and King to seize ALL printing presses not ran by the State or State friendly institution" The King signs the decree into law and immediately, seizures begin all across Bavaria. Troops are ordered to Kappel's home in attempt to arrest him as a heretic, but he escapes to Karolin under cover of night and alias. Bavarian nobles grow furious at the decree, warning of their eroding liberties, plus many secretly ascribe to Kappelian doctrine. They begin to plan an assassination of the King, and to install a Kappelian sympathizer on the throne. King Adame weds Alinia Sforia of South Bavaria and has announced an heir, Prince Heinrich Kribt, who turns two months old. Kappelian nobles like Richard Sextus travels to Milan and Genoa in the cover of the night to try to get more favor behind Kappel's words. Many of the populous secretly sees Kappelianism, not as a heresy, but as a purification of the Church, though due to the decree, it remains small.
  • Thuringia recalls troops, The Elector refuses to follow the King's words, "saying that Kappelianism may be a different branch of Christianity, one that I do not believe, they are harmless, and many are quite nice people." Thuringia seizes printing presses to keep them out of Templar hands and allows the secret printing in code of Kappel's pamphlets.
  • The Imperial Government calls for the Pope to investigate this heresy called Kappelianism and expresses his grief that such herecy would occur in his home. The Emperor travels to London to talk with leaders of the region and to discuss the best way to eleminate the Kappelian threat from the north. Emperor Wilhelm sends diplomats to Venice and the Papacy to conduct similar talks. The IRC creates an improvement on the wheel lock, allowing for a slightly faster reload rate.
  • Saxony: Elector Frederick III, disappointed that his planned invasion of Bohemia is apparently illegal, withdraws is army from the border with Bohemia. The plans, however, are not destroyed, merely put on a shelf in the Kurfurstliche Archiv. The Elector and his advisors begin planning a way to covertly place Bohemia under Saxon control. However, they are currently only half-formed conjecture. A few people in Saxony fall prey to the Kappelian Heresy. The Elector decides not to be too harsh on them, but does decree that people owning Kappelian pamphlets will be fined. The Elector, hoping to inspire Cathollic feelings in the populace, arranges to purchase some Holy relics, including certified parts of the True Cross, twigs from Moses' burning bush, and parts of Jesus' crib. He also rewards clergymen who have not been found guilty of excess or corruption, and publicly decries the individual clergymen who have been found guilty of soiling the name of the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The Elector thanks Bavaria for their kindness in nominating us for the IMG, and money is poured into the offices opened in Saxony.
  • Anhalt: The new Prince, Frederick, is as disappointed as his cousin that there will be no invasion of Bohemia, and reluctantly marches his army back to Dessau. Before he leaves Saxony, he renews the oaths of allegiance and vassalage which his father made to the Saxon crown. He also sends a herald to Karolin to pledge allegiance to the Emperor. The Prince decides to invest in outfitting his army with morion helmets similar to those of his cousin's army. The Prince's eldest daughter, Alberta, now too old to marry, takes Holy orders and becomes a nun.
  • The military is increased in size and a string of forts is built in Rajputana's new territory. Several people in that region convert to Hinduism. The followers of the Guru grow in number although the Great Guru Nanak has aged considerably. A group of wealthy non-Muslim Punjabis begin to plot against their King. These dissidents are secretly backed by the Rajput council.
  • The Novgorodian Veche accepts joining the Anti-Piracy League's board, as it is worried about Bogatyrs being attacked as new exploration is being done in Antillia and Atlantiar. The Novgorodians volunteer their newest Bogatyr ship, the RFBSFS Svyatogor, completed just this year, to be the Novgorodian addition to the APL navy (although it will be called to fight wars if Novgorod needs it). The Novgorodian armies continue to amass in the Kazan region. There is much talk of having a representative system in Novgorod, much like the one set up (but not yet used for) for the Zemsky Sobor of the Russian federation. If Novgorod were to get any bigger, as the direct democracy processes of Novgorod will become very elongated and not be efficient if the nation were to enlarge itself even further. The Novgorodian Navy is given an official Headquarters at Novgorod, although this is temporary, as the Veche approved of plans to eventualy build a city where the Neva meets the Finnish Gulf to be the naval headquarters. The Novgorodian military ranking system is overhauled to add ranks and so does the naval ranking system, making Admiral the Highest rank and Junior Admiral under that, then captain, then commander. With the military the ranks of captain, praporshik and sergeant are added. The Spetsnaz develops the world's first succesful gravity knife.
  • Burgundy: continues the vassalization of Cleves, and expansion of the colonies in Atlantis. While the trading with the Mayans Continues, the first ships and explorer met with the Aztec Empire, and Seek to increase contact with them and begin learning the Aztec Language as well as increasing trading with the other American civilizations with a stronger presence in the Continent of Antilia and Atlantis. As well as expanding the colonies about 200 sq km both In Brasilea

(the name of the Brazilian colony) and in New Antwerp. While this, in Europe the stepson of the Duchess continues seeking out for a woman to marry. The now old and sick Duchess Mary of Burgundy sends a messenger to Byzantium to ask for an alliance, while the Orthodox in Africa expand 50 sq km in the northern African outpost. The priests sent to the Aztec - both Christian Catholic and Orthodox Catholic - see how there are brutal kills to offer to their Gods in Tenochtitlan, and warn the Pope and other religious people about it.

  • Milan: The Insubric language starts to replace Italian in the rural areas, absorbing the Italian but remaining different. Ludovico decrees that any person owning or reproducing Kappelian pamphlets will be fined. The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence, so the words of Kappel and Gallura are easily transmited to Swisstzerland. Matteo Ruggiero as a novice start to study the "heretic" words of Francesco Gallura in Asti.
  • The Genoan the economy slowly goes down, because even when the incomes are great the spends of the Catholic hierarchy and the upper class are bigger. The delegation ask again to Kongo for trade and friendship. The outpost near Kongo grows three more pixels thanks to the trade with nearing tribes. A French theologician exiled by the civil war named Jean de Vaux joins the Kappelian supporters and teachs the predestination and that the Genoan democracy and the Church must be reformed. He criticized the existence and treatment of relics and teaches that all glory is to be due to God alone, no humans beings (Saints nor church members) are worthy of glory.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX faces a strong opposition from the middle class as he tries to stop the words of Francesco Gallura, but his persecution of the Galluranism succesfully made the close followers of Francesco to escape to Genoa, Corsica and even Southern France. Forces of Swiss mercenaries in the State are distrusted by William as he sees them too friendly with the Gallura teachings.
  • Papal States: The Pope learns of a pamphlet discovered in the German states that condemns the Catholic faith, and is pleased that actions have been taken against the heresy. The Pope allows nations threatened by the heresy to make necessary measures, including prayer and cleansing. Priests are slowly sent through France and nations threatened by the Kappelian Pamphlet, who teach that the Kappelian's heresy will turn the people away from the One True Faith, Christ and the Pope, who is the closest man to God. Meanwhile, the Church continues the peaceful conversion efforts in Morocco, and is grateful for the help from the Scandinavians and Italians. Ship building technology is improved, and sailors hope the ships can circumvent Western Europe to reach Scandinavia and Northern Germany in order to improve trade and relations.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. Following the African expedition, Omani merchants begin limited trading with the coastal states of Western Africa such as Kongo and Benin.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 13,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as more trading pacts are formed with East African city states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure, most of this work is focused on the new territories and connecting it to the rest of Gujarat's infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy as Koli merchants trade more with East African states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan is expanding its economy by trading more with neighbouring Indian states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia economy expands as the two previously separate regions of Cilicia are now amply joined together.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu defeats Ak Qoyunlu. The war is over.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their economy as more merchants take up residence in Iraq's coastal trading cities like Basrah.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its infrastructure in the province's new territories as part of the efforts to integrate the new territory.
  • Trebizond defeats Ak Qoyunlu and begins the process of rebuilding the infrastructure in the annexed territory. Trebizond also begins the process of becoming a full-fledged province of the Caliphate.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan is glad the war against Ak Qoyunlu is over, and he personally meets with Trebizond's leaders as they co-operate in the process of making Trebizond a province of the Caliphate proper.

1517

A new Khanate, the Khanate of Akmola, arises in the former Khanate of Sibir. The new country manages to take half of the territory from the crumbling Khanate of Sibir, which was ironically the territory Sibir had taken from the Kazakhs. The Khanate of Mangystau seizes control over the remains of the collapsed Nogai Khanate. A new Kazakh Khanate manages to regain control over their nation's territory, though control is shaky at best and they have a territorial dispute with the Khanate of Akmola.

About all those events of Khanates, the dark grey really means that those Khanates are in civil disarray, but they are hordes, which already is an explanation for their color on itself.
I think you're completely wrong. They stopped being disorganized hordes decades ago. They were organized nations, and I think they fell apart way too quickly. Besides I think keeping the area in disarray is a bit of a threat to the stability of the nations surrounding them. Plus I don't remember when the mod event collapsing them happened. Once again I must state that they are no longer hordes.

The Confederacy of Bonoman expands east and west as more tribes are compelled to join the confederacy either by force, free-will or diplomacy. Bonoman's King wishes to form an alliance with the Portuguese so that Bonoman can use European trade to arm his warriors with guns so that they could expand more easily.

With increased European trade in West Africa, Oyo and Ife expand to the sea so that they can found their own ports from which to trade with the Europeans.

King Louis in France is assassinated by a pro-bourbon assassin. He is succeeded by his brother Henry. Henry crushes the heir to Toulouse in Bearn, and wins more land back against the Bourbon monarchs.

Changed the event, as Auvergne and France are in personal union, so the King before 1517 already would be of the house of La Tour anyway.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke finally declares war against the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom), with the goal to end these pirates once and for all. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the expansion of Antília, particularly in São Tomé, takes different directions, as to not end up provoking a war with the Germans over their colonies, leading São Tomé to expand into territory of natives known as Moicanos. 250 sq km are conquered on this attempt.Santo Amaro expands 300 sq km, entering into territory of natives who are called "Maçachúsetes" by some. Meanwhile, in Terra de Santa Cruz, Vila Nova do Espírito Santo expands 150 sq km, Cabo Frio expands 600 sq km, Santa Maria expands 450 sq km, the recently-founded feitoria on the river, now known as Pará, expands 100 sq km, Potengi expands 200 sq km north, while a settlement is founded right next to the feitoria. Meanwhile, Olinda and São Vicente are elevated to town status. Meanwhile, the Fernão do Pó settlement expands 400 sq km, and one feitoria is founded not too far from São Jorge da Mina, but almost on Benin's borders. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a girl, who is called Constança. Meanwhile, after the Akan people around São Jorge da Mina are united, Portugal receives an alliance offer from their King. Portugal accepts.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The pan-Cyprian highway is passed and begins to be built, it will run from Kyrenia through Nicosia to Larnaca and Limassol. Olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • In London, King Stephen II interviews with Emperor Wilhlem I with the hope of reaching a solution to the Kappelian matter. He proposes that the Emperor give permission to the Inquisition of the Order of Saint Petroc to perform a purge Empire-wide. Meanwhile, the colonizers of the three military districts of Yorland start leaving their homes and flee to Havenporth. Soon, the colony expands 700 sq km, with help from the forces of the King. The Council of Keys is renewed, and one of its members, coming from the military town of Saint Mary, member of the Worshipful Company of Printers, secretly introduces the Kappel Pamphlet in the island. Many members of the patriciate are inspired by this words, and Laughlin soon reaches position of Lawspeaker. One of Lorenzini's old friends, Matthew Lawrence, Commander of the Knights of Justice in Yorkland, is promoted to High Sheriff, and has his Bailiffs appointed Sheriffs. Saint Patrick expands 200 sq km, and Jamys Sileau suggest the King a new Royal Decree. After two months, in November, the Parliament enacts the Anti-Piracy Act.
  • The Calaisiens grow nervous for the new governmental actions against Kappelianism. The lower classes, adapt to Kappel's thoughts, begin to organize in secret clubs.
  • François d'Armor, one of the councillors of Advisory of Lorraine rises armies in his fee against the Regency. Under this emergency situation, both the Chapter-General of the Order of Saint Petroc and the House of Wardens of the Livery Brotherhood accept to unipersonalize the Regency. The Prince consents. Piero Lorenzini is elected Viceroy of Lorraine, and decreed a Viceregal Ordinance turning the Council of Advisory into the House of Barons, with only one representative of the Order, one of the Prince and one of the Liverymen, and seventeen of the local nobility. Three months later, on June, the uprising is put down. A Swiss mercenary of Aargau, Ulrich Röist, is appointed by Lorenzini as Captain-General of the Lorrainian army. He holds Silvio Gallura as closest advisor, and, along with him, founds a new secret Kappelian branch of the Order of Saint Petroc. He sends Francesco Gallura and others such as Jean de Vaux an invitation to be part of this new "sect". He even insinuates to the Elector of Thuringia and other Princes of the Empire. The Order of Shadow (as the new branch is called) conducts investigations looking for Kappel's hiding place and offer him refuge in some safe place. Laughlin and Lawrence are part of this branch. Röist begins to call attention between his brother's Swiss mercenaries. Even Giambattista Sanseverino, a Knight of Knowledge and Wisdom, in charge of the education of young Henry Tork, the Prince's son (eight years of age), in the Academy of Our Lord in Rocca Constanza, is one this Knights of Shadow.
  • The Chapter-General of Pesaro decides to impeach three members of the Tribunal of Piety of Villa Imperiale suspected of heresy. Two are executed, and one pardoned by the Inquisitor-General, Domenico Puricelli, in lack of evidence and seeing that his brother knights defend him as a good Catholic Christian. Puricelli menaces the Grand Master Francesco d'Alfons with using his power of impeachment if further investigation between the Order's members is not conducted.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Scandinavia continues its expansion of its army and prestigious navy. Uusi Suomi and the others expand by 1000 sq mi once again. The Bukten Sverige region produces the finest tobacco in the world, enriching Scandinavia with its large profit margins. In Nye Norge, settlers that reported the colony of Germans move north around the river, leaving the Germans space and some begin to trade with them. In Nya Danmark, the settlers reach an ideal area to create a port in order to maintain contact between peninsular Nya Danmark and western Nya Danmark. They establish the port of Hamnorådet (Portland) to maintain communication/trade with Vikstig on the peninsula. The Sällskap Av Bukten Erik sends settlers across the Erik Strait to solidify what they aimed to do upon their founding, they are funded by the New Scandinavians. In Smalnar, the settlers decide to move farther west along the Snavt River and keep the same town name (Montreal). Some, however, arguing that a trade post is not a permanent settlement stubbornly stay -- refusing to leave Old Smalnar. The road system proceeds very smoothly now that Finnish winters have calmed down a bit. In Morocco, Al-Youssef heads to the deepest regions of the country enlightening his people on the One True Faith. Tangiers and Toubkhal have a sizeable minority of Catholics as does Marrakech farther south. Al-Youssef's name in just a few short months has become synonymous with Catholicism in Morocco at least in the major cities. More churches are built in Morocco. A missionary named Leif, the Scandinavian leader in Morocco, asks for an audience with the Marinids-- they have yet to answer. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Erik IV Prince of Finland and heir to the Scandinavian throne turns 13 and officially begins searching for a spouse. Victoria, Princess of Sweden turns 12, Haakon, Prince of Norway turns five and Christian, Prince of Denmark turns four. On May 17th, celebrations break out everywhere in honor of the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom of Scandinavia. King Erik celebrates his ten official years on the throne as well.
    • Once again, the Russians are already in the St Lawrence River with trade posts...
    • Brandenburg offers Theresa, granddaughter of the Prince Elector.
    • To Novgorod: You are a respected ally. Please note that one cannot have trading posts along the entire river and that they are not colonies themselves. We'll evict the Smalnar settlers in Quebec but the Montreal settlement will stay. To Brandenburg: Accepted.
  • Bavaria: The King continues to crack down on Kappelian heresy. The nobles begin to create an elaborate plan to assassinate the King. A new secret group called the Nachtmanns is formed for this endeavour. The Nachtmanns will (secretly) put in place tutors for the young Prince Heinrich, and will slowly brainwash him into Kappelian teachings, then on his 15 birth day, they will strike and will place Heinrich on the throne. Kappel hears of the Knights Shadow and attempts contact in the Boar's Head Pub in northern Bavaria under the assumed name of Thomas Chapmann. More pamphlets are secretly printed by several printing companies and continue to be distributed. The military is expanded to help quell civil unrest. Kappelian Insurrectionists form the Society of the Golden Dawn, to directly combat and conteract Templar orders. A major (and largely) secret war commences between the two sects in Bavaria, Northern Italy and even in Calais.
    • During the night of the 5th December, "Thomas Chapmann" receives in the Boar's Head Pub a stranger. Such stranger identifies himself as Ulrich Röist, with a slight Swiss accent, from the northern regions. Röist affirms to be an envoy of the Order of Shadow. The Swiss offers Chapmann a refuge in the Duchy of Lorraine, where the court is dominated by the Kappelians. There, he will contact with Silvio Gallura and Piero Lorenzini, his main supporters in the zone of Italy and Switzerland. The 13th December, Röist contacts members of the Society of the Golden Dawn and the Nachtmanns, offering them the possibilty of centralize the movement on the figure of the Order of Shadow.
  • Thuringia becomes a safe haven for any Kappelian seeking safe and secret refuge. The Elector himself begins to directly oversee the safety of the Kappelians, against order from the Emperor (secret). Industry is expanded.
  • The Imperial Government begins to crack down harshly on Kappelian doctrine and orders the Knights Templar to immediately search, and seize anything owned by a suspected Kappelian. The Templars are also ordered to fire any heretics homes, and is given permission by The Emperor of the Romans, Most August, to execute any dissedents. THe Emperor thanks King Steven for his time and orders the Order of Saint Petroc to begin Inquistion, but only in heavily Kappelian influenced areas like Northern Bavaria, Milan, Genoa, and a few of the Northern Provences. Emperor Wilhelm grows weary of the religous insurrection but is adamant that the One True, Holy Apostolic Catholic Church, remains the true light of the world.
    • Domenico Puricelli conducts proper investigation and begins to take command of the police services in the most tumultous cities. Yet he affirms to need a position of high command in the Imperial Army if any result is expected.
    • A new office, the Office of the High Inquistor is formed. Domenico Puricelli is now its head. It will act as a branch of the military strictly focused on religion and answers only to the Emperor of the Romans.
  • Scotland continues to improve its economy. King James II has heard of the Kappelian heresy and condemns it, though many nobles and members of the middle class secretly like the ideas. Edinburgh continues to rise to become one of the leading cities in the land, despite not being the official capital. Charles Stewart, Laird of Edinburgh, dies and is succeeded by his son, also named Charles who is but 21 in age. Charles the younger alters his surname to the more French-styled Stuart.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. More heretic Kappelians sent to Orientalia. Neu Berlin and Maxland expand by 20 px each. Ludwig Max is lost on his latest voyage and never returns.
  • Venice continues to block Protestant influence while the Bishop of Venice continues to call a daily Mass to pray for the souls of the heretics. Small bands of Kappelians attempt to breach the Venetian border but are killed immediately and while their souls are prayed for. The border with Milan is shut and Modena also enforces this. Venice begs to Pope to properly intervene in this crisis as Christianity is fragmenting while the Muslims remain united. The Venetian economy undergoes growth as riches from the colonies return. The port in Nuovo Treviso is completed and thus the colony grows 1000 sq km this year.
  • Saxony: The Elector continues to discourage Kappelism in Saxony, whilst remaining silent on its rise in some of his allies. In the countryside of the neighbouring Archbishopric of Magdeburg, a small Kappelist uprising occurs. The Elector and his military and spiritual advisors become deeply worried. They believe that if the Archbishop of Magdeburg were to fall, In response, the Elector sends in a division of his finest infantry, with some cannnon, under the command of his best Lieutenant-Constable, Ernest-Maxamillian. He crushes the uprising, and posts some Companies in Magdeburg, to keep a check on the populace there. The Archbishop is very thankful toward HSH the Elector. (Mods, can I do this? Can it count as Vassalisation?)
  • Anhalt: Prince Frederick also does his bit combating Kappelism in Anhalt. He commends his cousin's intervention in Magdeburg, and hopes the Pope will also look kindly on it. The wife of Crown Prince Leopold gives birth to her first child, a girl named Andrea.
  • Austria increased the army.
    • I'm afraid you can't do that. You see Austria is a part of the Holy Roman Empire, and Hungary is an ally. Perhaps you can try to expand through colonization like Brandenburg, our through vassalization and annexation by Bavaria.
    • However, Austria itself can't colonize until 1560. Castille already can.
    • Correct and correct. The Chancellor outlaws this ridiculous Austrian gibberish. The HRE can ignore it, and the mods may cross it out if they want to.
    • But I have no space where to expand because Austria is completely enclosed. Is it possible that I can turn on my vassal Bohemia without a war?
  • The Duchy of Tyrol increased the army.
  • The Duchy of Salzburg increased the army.
  • Castilla continues to increase his army. The trade with Atlantia colonies rises.
  • Novgorodian armies amass near Kazan. The Russians annex Moldova after a long war that ends this year. The Russian Spetsnaz get a job to try to assassinate the Leader of the Akmola and Sibir Khanates using their newly developed gravity knives. The Novgorodian economic development plan gets renewed and the infrastructure is geting worked on. The Riga-Kazan road is 80% done.
  • The Pskovians work on their military and improve their roads and infrastructure, as well as getting a separate flotilla within the Novgorodian Black sea Fleet (The Pskovian Finnish Gulf Flotilla) with the addition of a barque to their naval force. Their flotilla will be commanded by a Junior Admiral and overseen by a Novgorodian Admiral.
  • The Princiality of Baltica gets their own flotilla in the Novgorodian Black Sea fleet (the Baltican Flotilla) with the addition of a Barque. They work on their military by buying Novgorodian firearms. They ask the Grand council to be able to use the title of Duke or Prince and not Knyaz.
    • The Novgorodians, in response, ask the Grand council to allow the using of Prince or Duke in place of Knyaz in an official manner in states where Slavs are not the ethnic majority.
  • China expands its military and explores the Pacific Ocean.
  • Naples: Army increases. The trade with the Kingdom of Kongo is on the right track. We are also begging to visit their royal court. The trade with the Inca Empire prospers.
  • Savoy: The occupation of Granada is being developed in good shape, and the Emir remains imprisoned. The army continues growing. The trade with the Italian League is one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army is increasing its soldiers. The economy is growing.
  • Burgundy: The Duke, now unable to actually continue his work as regent of the Duchy, gives the power to his stepson who continues looking for a female partner. The Army in Cleves continues the vassalization while the colonies of New Antwerp and in Atlantis and the Colony of Brasilea grow 200 sq km. While this occurs, the Duke initiates a campaign to invade Cambray to gain land, and the Duke asks the Emperor to launch an invasion into the broken French Kingdom while exploration of the Antilian sea.
  • Milan: The Kappelian supporters go underground thanks to advice from different nobles and start to hide their actions from the Inquistion, even when some of them are publicy executed most of them continue preaching secretly. Ludovico Sforza decide to allow the Inquisition to chase Kappelians and Galluranists. A group of Kappelians attack the Inquisition and kill him. Matteo Ruggiero thinks that what the Inquisition is doing is anti-Christian and helps to hide a Gallunarist from the Inquisition. The economy continues growing thanks to Genoa.
  • Asti: Francesco Gallura knowing the Inquisition is behind him order his family to escape to Salucces, where the Inquisition is not yet searching for them. Hasty he start to write different essays attacking the violence used by the corrupt church, and declare that Kappel is not preaching the truth strong enough, so it is his turn to do so, pamphlets and writtings are send to all Swiss, Milan and Savoy, the Swiss mercenaries in the State are indoctrinated. A group of Galluranists attack William IX but fail, so they escape to the West. The division between Catholics and Galluranists is more clear now. A book with all writtings from Francesco is send to his brother Silvio to publish in the North, he also ask Silvio to plead Lorenzini to fight the Inquisition.
  • Montferrat: William IX working along the Inquisition arrest and execute five leaders of the Kappelianism and a few more Gallunarists. A group of the most convinced leaders decide to leave Italy and go to Bearn hoping to escape the Inquisition, a few of them decide that Corsica is far enough and establish in the island. The army recruits more Swiss mercenaries to crush any future rebellion, but secretly most of the mercenaries are Gallunarists.
  • Genoa: An outpost is built near Mali to allow trade, great number of ships are sent to Oyo and Ife to start a market with both nations, and a base is built in the coast near them. A ship reaches the island of Boiko and builds a base. The followers of Jean de Vauz are captured and sent to the outpost near Oyo as workers. Jean de Vaux flees to Corsica, and Genoa government declares the Republic is clean from Protestants. The fleet continue growing up, the efforts in Marinid continue to spread Christianity. The same with Zayyanid Algeria.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion into Zapotec territory. Trade with Europe continues prosperously, while Inka and her children act as Mayan ambasadors. The Orthodox group in Ceatl begins spreading eastward, hoping to claim land for themselves, where they are not tied to the religion of the state.
  • Papal States: The Pope officially allows a new Inquisition of the heretic Kappelians in order to better stop spread the threat to the Catholic faith. Many Roman priests that are sent throughout Europe to help in the Inquisition teach the inhabitants that the Kappel and his followers are under the influence of the devil, and their souls will not be forgiven if they are not cured. Provence faces the religious cleansing and even exorcism of several French refugees who try to spread the heresy in the region, and those who are cured are made to spread the One True Faith. The Pope prays that all be done to rid Europe of the "new sinful plague spreading across the land" that "those infected may find Christ once again." He fears that if Europe and the Holy Roman Empire is not united under Roman Catholicism again, it would "let the Caliphate win the perpetual struggle." The Pope considers touring southern Europe to ensure progress continues, though his old age may limit him. The Pope also requests that those leaving Europe to the New World prove their Catholic faith to ensure the heresy does not spread across the Seas, and all be done to rid any Natives of their own heresies and polytheistic ways.
  • Rajputana expands the road network the city of Sanapana flurishes. The military is expanded and modernized.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. As trade with southern and western Africa slowly begins to flourish, Oman decides that the Caliphate need another stop-off point on the way to the cape of good hope. Thus Oman founds the colony of the Comoros in OTL Comoros. A port is built and the local native armies are defeated.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 13,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as more trading pacts are formed with East African city states. They send some ships to help Oman subdue the Comoros islands.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its infrastructure to connect the new territory to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the province tries to keep its grip over the new Caliphate territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its economy as the new territories gained from the Dimurats are developed.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy as Koli merchants trade more with East African states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan is expanding its economy by trading more with neighbouring Indian states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia economy as Cilicia expands its trading operations with the rest of the Mediterrean, especially the importing of Cypriot Olives, cheese and wine.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its economy as to recover from the war against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military after a Zanj rebellion breaks out in the sugar cane growing regions of southern Iraq. This rebellion is defeated as it is no where near the size of the Zanj Rebellion of the 870s.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed. With the new territories conquered from the Dimurats, a lot of cheap land becomes available and it is used to encourage ethnic Persians from East Qoyunlu and other parts of the Caliphate to return home back to Persia to buy up the cheap land and make a comfortable living among their kin.
  • Trebizond becomes a full province within the Caliphate this year. The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its military after Ak Qoyunlu loyalist rebellion breaks out. The rebellion is defeated and most loyalists to the old regime are now either dead or have been re-located to another part of the Caliphate, most being forced to emigrate to Nejd.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan announces Trebizond becoming the 31st province of the Caliphate. He also praises Oman for founding a new colony in the Comoros as to make Caliphate trade in the region easier and making travel via trade routes passing through the area easier too. The Caliph also denounces the Ak Qoyunlu and Zanj rebellions.

1518

The Sultanate of Brunei stabilizes following many years of Bengali help.

The Sultanate of Delhi annexes most of the western half of Jaunpur following a military campaign.

Thanks to closer ties to the Caliphate, the Sultanate of Adal expands northward annexing the entire black region above it into their Sultanate. Armed with powerful new Caliphate built weaponry, Adal warns Ethiopia against further aggression. (+6 points for Adal's military build up score if war was to break out in the next 15 years with Adal).

Hesse stabilizes after a powerful new royal family assumes control over Hesse via their close ties to Lauenburg. The new rulers of Hesse as a result establish a strong alliance with Lauenburg due to the close ties between their ruling families.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the settlements at São Tomé and Santo Amaro expand 200 and 400 sq km, respectively, and, in Terra de Santa Cruz, Pará expands 150 sq km, Bahia expands 250 sq km, Santa Maria expands 950 sq km, Cabo Frio expands 500 sq km.Nossa Senhora das Neves and Santa Maria are elevated to town status, and one settlement is founded on the far southern part of Bahia. Meanwhile, the feitoria founded on Benin's border, located in a place which the natives call Eko, and the Portuguese call Lagos, finds itself completely surrounded by the nearby native states. Trade increases with them, though. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to another son, who is called Garcia. Meanwhile, Pedro, heir to the Portuguese throne, turns 12 and Urraca starts to try to arrange a betrothal for him. The economy improves.
  • King Erik of Scandinavia offers his daughter Victoria, Princess of Sweden, (who is 13) to Pedro of Portugal.
    • Urraca accepts the Swedish offer.
  • In order to increase immigration and the population of Russia, Novgorod [orders the creation of] a safe heaven for Kappelians in the Principality of Baltica. Since the Russian federation is in its principles tolerant to all forms of Christianity (it has to because of Poland being predominantly Catholic) and in some forms Islam (via agreements with the caliphate). The Novgorodian militaries are almost 50% firearms. More traders go to the Rusalka river and move past Kvebek and find a place they name triglav as seemingly three rivers meet the Rusalka in close proximity and set up shop and call the post Triglavsk (OTL Trois-Rivieres). They soon discover that those three "rivers" are actualy just two islands in the middle of one river. They name that River the Triglav River, due to its seemingly three heads. Novgorodians start Dominating trade in the region, taking it away from the Huron nation ... in a way angering it
  • Scandinavia continues expanding its army and navy. Uusi Suomi and the others expand by 1000 sq mi each again, with Nye Norge's borders a few years away from reaching that of Nya Danmark. Nye Norgen settlers move farther northeast around the Hudson away from the Germans. Western settlement in Nya Danmark continues, with northern settlement crossing the Snavt River and establishing towns there. Hamnorådet continues its rise, competing with Vikstig and Ny Norg Stad. Settlers near Hamnorådet move farther south. The Sällskap Av Bukten Erik company continues its charting/settlement of the Bukten Erik. Settlers in Smalnar continue expanding along the Snavt River, with those in Old Smalnar refusing to leave-infuriating King Erik enough to consider using force to evict them. The road system proceeds smoothly, still on track to finish in five years. Hassan Al-Youssef makes headway in most of Morocco establishing several more churches in Tangiers, Toubkhal, Marrakech, and Safi. The interior trails the cities but is making progress. The Marinids agree to a joint audience with both Leif Nygaard and Hassan Al-Youssef, leaders of Scandinavian and Moroccan Catholic missionaries in Morocco. They agree to the fact that mass social change is happening in Morocco. However, they all agree that power over the populace will be retained by the Marinids. A member of the royal family is impressed enough to convert to Catholicism, shocking the family. Clearly, Scandinavia and the Pope have made quite the impression on Morocco. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Erik IV, Prince of Finland turns 14 and is set to marry Theresa of Brandenburg next year. Victoria, Princess of Sweden turns 13, Haakon, Prince of Norway turns six, and Christian, Prince of Denmark turns five.
    • About the Moroccan dynasties, the Moroccan ruling dynasty ATL is Idrissid. The Marinids have been overthrown in 1465.
    • HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU RUSSIANS ARE ALREADY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE WHICH IS CALLED THE RUSALKA!! I hope putting this in caps will actualy make you notice this for once.
    • Calm the fuck down.
    • More than one person can sail on a river. No Christian missionaries or converts would be permitted in an Islamic country, and they would be unsuccessful, anyway.
    • Hearing from the traders in the Rusalka that the Swedes are trying to take over, the Novgorodian Grand Prince proposes a deal: we will leave OTL Nova Scotia (peninsula part) if you leave the OTL St Lawrence Valley,
    • I've addressed this issue everytime you have told me it. Trade posts are not settlements, if they were you couldn't have them along the entire river. Quebec is yours next turn after I evict them, Montreal will stay. I'm sure that I can name things, regardless of who found it first. Not to mention the fact that not a lot of people would be aware of your discovery. We are not trying to take over, we have a small settlement at the end of the river and you have the rest. You can't be in Nova Scotia at all since you can't colonize yet. Besides, it was a trade post, not a settlement. I don't want this to turn into a crisis, so I'll leave it at that. Come to my talk page for anything else.
    • All those trade posts would have turned into full blown colonies in 1525 ... it's just like a natural progression. Also, in OTL Montreal there is a Mohawk village, just a heads up. And Russians published their atlas of the world around 1510 in all of Europe so that other nations would know that Novgorod discovered much of the New World with the Novgorodians names for things, so yes, many people would know about the discoveries. It's kind of a drag having you have colonies in my hometown...
    • Sorry about all this, Lx.
    • This is an outrage. How can you two be fussing over this gibberish? Nobody gets to name anything, unless you actually own the area. Neither of you can own the whole river. Novgorod can call it the Rusalka, the Scandinavians can call it Gibberishia, who cares? Name what you own. Nobody can call Oregon New Moscow unless whoever owns calls it Moscow? Capisce? And for the record, the Max Official Atlas of Antillia was released in ~1507/8/9. So there.
    • Jesus Christ! Calm down, I just thought he was ignoring my posts so I tried to get his attention, then I explained my motives. I wasn't trying to "yell" by going all caps but just trying to grab his attention because I thought he was ignoring me ... multiple times.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. War continues against the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom). Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the new Caliphate port city is constructed and many people move to the islands to start plantations using the islands' cheap native labour and slave labour from nearby East Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 13,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as Shaybah expands its navy in a vain attempt to keep up with Oman's navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy as the Caliphate begins measures to develop the new region.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the province tries to keep its grip over the new Caliphate territory. A few rebellions break out but fortunately nothing major breaks out and due to the uncoordinated efforts of the rebels they are all quickly defeated.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military as Gujarat sends some troops to Afghanistan to help put down the revolts there.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan is expanding its economy by trading more with neighbouring Indian states and Arabian Caliphate provinces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia economy as Cilicia expands its trading operations with the rest of the Mediterrean, especially the importing of Cypriot Olives, cheese and wine.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military as they lead the Caliphate to become the major naval power in the Eastern Mediterranean by far.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its economy as to recover from the war against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military and expands 1000 sq km to the northwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure. Conversions to Islam begin to fall as the Christian population in Georgia becomes increasingly hostile to the state sponsored Islamic conversion efforts. Seeing the program not to be yielding any more favourable results, the Georgian government drops the project - much to the delight of the Christians.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy. Circassia begins a new Islamic conversion programme as the Christian populace starts to become increasingly hostile to Muslim rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy. Al-Slaveit begins to dig into the region as mass conversions to Islam are encouraged and more mosques are built.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up. They look to Al-Slaveit and Circassia as Crimea begins considering a similar government-sponsored Islam conversion programme.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed. More ethnic Persians emigrate into Persia Province, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond builds up its infrastructure to connect the province to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan announces the building of a large series of roads as parts of Caliphate-wide infrastructure building efforts. Hence on the Caliphate transnational road network begins to be built.
  • Naples: Army increases. The trade with the Kingdom of Kongo is on the right track. We are also begging to visit their royal court. The trade with the Inca Empire prospers.
  • Savoy: The occupation of Granada is being developed in good shape, and the Emir remains imprisoned. The army continues growing. The trade with the Italian League is one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army is increasing its soldiers. The economy is growing.
  • King James III of Scotland works diligently to stop any spread of the words of Kappel into Scotland. The economy of Scotland continues to improve. Explorers from Scotland sail around OTL Canada and New England, making contact with the various small European colonies and the natives there.
  • Brandenburg continues to expand its military. Maxland, Orientalia and Neu Berlin each expand by 20 px each as more and more heretics go to Orientalia, and peasants and foreigners to Neu Berlin and Maxland. Meanwhile, the Iroquois are discovered, termed the Erokee by Ludwig Max II. Max engages in a fierce diplomatic debate with them until the leaders of the Federation agree to come to Europe and see what agreements they can reach with the Germans. Chancellor Frederick of the Empire hopes that we can reach a peaceful agreement with them, the Erokee. (Hopefully, the Erokee will accept some form of subordination under us.) Meanwhile, the Germans asks Scandinavia if the small Mecklenburgian outlet (which is a wasteland of war) can be purchased by their fellow German brothers.
    • Do you mean Swedish Pomerania?
    • Yes, I do. We call it North Mecklenburg in Germany.
    • Scandinavia declines. Slesvig-Holsten is an integral part of Denmark where Scandinavians and Germans work together to prosper, especially in the flourishing port of Lubeck.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion into Zapotec territory. Trade with Europe is going fairly well. More Mayans are converted by the Orthodox missionaries on Ceatl.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives and cheese are exported. Another child is born to the King and Queen! He is named Prince Spiros.
  • Burgundy: With the Expansion of the colonies in the continent as New Antwerp grows 200 sq km more and Brasilea Grows 250 sq km, a small fleet group lands in New Zealand (OTL Puerto Rico) beginning a settlement in the south (near Guayama, also this is still part of the Colony of New Antwerp, but pretty much like Portuguese Brazil - one colony a lot of settlements). The Duchess, after a long sickness Dies, and the entire Duchy regrets the death of one of the greater leaders, but her son, Now Changed his name to John Of Burgundy, continues to Look for a female partner about 22 years of age. Someone please post if you are interested with this he commissions the armies in Cleves and Cambray to continue their occupations and he prepares his army for a possible invasion into France (I want to connect Burgundy to the Frankish county). While this, the Orthodox Missionaries in Brasilea and New Antwerp continue the conversion of several natives, and exploration into the Nova Rhenus river continues. The Patriarch of the Orthodox Dies of pneumonia, and is Succeeded by Alexandros Thessalonicos (a nickname) whose beliefs say,"that Christendom Must be spread throughout the world and sky, and that God will reward us with peace, and eternal life". With this more Orthodox continue to settle into Burgundian Africa expanding the colony 100 sq mi. The Explorers that continue arriving at The Aztec Empire see, horrified at the Cruel tradition of the "bleeding heart" and Ask the Pope and the Patriarch Alexandros I to Send some light to these heretics.
    • The Prince of Anhalt offers his younger daughter, the 20 year old Helena, in marriage to Duke John of Burgundy.
    • the Duke John of Burgundy accepts the offer.
    • The Prince is overjoyed, and Princess Helena is immediately sent to Burgundy for the wedding. The Prince hopes the marriage will bring closer ties between our two great nations.
  • Byzantium continues to build more and better ships, and increased the size of its army. The Emperor is ill, while future heirs are instructed in matters of government. And they hope soon have an heir.
  • Saxony: Troops continue to be stationed in Magdeburg, keeping the Cathoic Bishop in power, and preventing any future Kappelian uprisings in the Bishopric. As a result of this, the Archbishop comes to rely more and more on the power of Saxony. The 21 year-old wife of Prince Otto gives birth to her first child, named Franz.
  • Anhalt: Prince Frederick continues opposing Kappelism wherever he finds it, but without resorting to overly violent methods, such as torture or mass killings. The Prince offers his younger daughter, the 20 year-old Helena, in marriage to Duke John of Burgundy.
    • The Duke John of Burgundy accepts the offer.
  • Bavaria's economy expands. Kappelianism flourishes dispite the Inquisition, only now it is very secret. The King begins to regret his decision to allow Inquistors due to the rumours of them executing innocents. But he allows them.

nonetheless. His young son now turns five years of age. The (Kappelian secret) tutor to young Hienrich, Damian Russell from England begins to slowly brainwash young Hienrich. The Society of the Golden Dawn aggrees to work with the Knights of Shadow and asks that Kappel be moved to Kappel friendly Thuringia, under an assumed name of course for a short time before traveling to Russia. Bavarian explorers travel with Brandenburgian sailors to the New World and begin writing the Almanac of the Neu Welt while in Nue Berlin. Bavarian colonists ask if Brandenburg will allow them to book passage to the New World and set up a small Bavarian colony near Brandenburgian settlements. All of these colonists have been determined to be pure Catholic.

    • Brandenburg agrees, and says that their settlement can be established a bit due south of Neu Berlin. (About OTL New Jersey.)
    • Scandinavia owns New Jersey as part of its Nye Norge colony. Most of the eastern seaboard has been taken by Venice, Scandinavia, Brandenburg, and Novgorod. The Caribbean or South America would be excellent options, they have a lot of untaken land.
  • Thuringia takes in Kappel in secret before his trip to Russia. The Inquistors are banned from Thuringia by order of the Elector. The Society of the Golden Dawn, surprise attacks Templar soldiers and forces them out of Thuringia. The Elector grows bolder. Printing presses begin to flow Kappelian doctrine left and right and it begins to spread rapidly across the Empire.
  • The Imperial Government is intrigued by the Erokee and allows the Chancellor to begin talks, the Emperor hopes to have a stable relationship with the nation. Emperor Wilhelm hears of what Thuringia has done and orders the assassination of the Elector by the Imperial Guild of Assassins. The Templars regroup before re-entering Thuringia and begins to shut down printing presses. Troops are sent to the border to ensure cooperation. Inquisitors travel to Bavaria and report that the situation seems to be under control as any open resistance seems to have died down. By the urging of his close advisor Charles Kente, the Emperor removes Inquistors from Milan.
  • Castilla expands his colonies of Oro Province and the Province of Amazonas. Trade increases thanks to the exploitation of the resources of those lands. Trade with the African Kingdoms also increases. The Mediterranean trade develops in good shape, and also with areas of Flanders and the Scandinavian countries. The King Carlos seeks to expand its influence within the Empire, through Austria, and also make Bohemia a vassal (I guess I can do it, it is bordered by Austria, which I own)
    • You don't own them. MP gave Austria and her territories to the Imperial Government. Also, you cannot vassalize a nation your size or greater. Bohemia is Austria sized, ergo you can't vassalize it. Neither can Castile due to distance. Castile is not a member of the HRE so you have no say in our politics. I am the HRE Emperor and one of the founding members (with Scraw and MP) so I would know.
    • And I am the HRE Chancellor, so I would definitely know as well. Austria is frakking fine. No one needs to expand it. Try anything funny and you'll have Aragon and the HRE invading you.
    • NO and do not uncross or try to circumvent this. You cannot vassalize Bohemia, nor attack. Austria is a member of the HRE so it must listen to the Emperor first - not Castile.
  • The Duchy of Tyrol increased the army.
  • The Duchy of Salzburg increased the army.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Wallachia, Candar, Anataolia, and Rumelia: Military and economic buildup continues.
  • Rajputana opens up several new roadways in the new land. Control over Punjabi nobles increases and they continue to plot against their King.
  • In England, King Stephen II decrees a Royal Ordinance forcing the liverymen into tests of faith by the Knights of Faith of the Inquisition. The Prime Warden of the Livery Brotherhood, John McLamore is impeached by the House of Warden for being suspected of heresy. Affirmatively, on the morning of 1st July the Knights of Redemption burn his house to the ground while he sleeps, to send a public message. The House of Wardens fails to elect a successor for McLamore, and many disputing companies go into street fights, resulting in three ironmongers killed by a gang of skinners. Finally, the House resolves to create a Council of Merchants with extraordinary powers until the crisis passes. The council is composed by only three men of English origin: Edward Bowman, Skinner; Arthur Jane, Draper; and George Black, Grocer; while the rest of the members are foreign merchants with royal granted citizenry in London and membership in a guild. These are Jean-Jacques Vounot, French Vintner; Heinrich Kesselring, Saxon Apothecary; Nikolai Dragovich, Novgorodian Mercer; Erik Olofsson, Finn Salter; and Francesc d'Altentorn, Catalan Mason, former Carpenter. Plus, a representative of the Associate Guilds; Ulrich Röist, Swiss Mercenary of the Zunft zur Saffran (merchant of textiles and spices), officially member of the Gesellschaft zur Constafell (common citizens). Dragovich achieves to become the Chairman of the Council of Merchants. Though he is Russian, he is a Catholic, and supports the idea to stop commercing with heretics. That makes him very popular among the liverymen. An island (OTL Martinique) is colonized, under the name of Petroccia (the colonizers are Italian of origin), and the jurisdiction of the Lord-Mayorship of Yorkland. The archipelago is called Liberty Island. Also, Havenporth expands 800 sq km, and Saint Patrick, 100 sq km.
  • In Calais, members of the Society of the Golden Dawn burn down a chapel in the city's outskirts. Many think it is the fault of the Inquisition and their mad hunting of innocent citizens. The Prince takes refuge in the walls of Artois while the city is still a chaos.
  • In Pesaro, in the night of 19th March, a group of assaulters takes over one of the Communal Halls. These Knights of Shadow struggle with a group of Brothers of Saint Joseph, and the losses sum up thirty dead and twelve wounded men for the Order, while only six corpses of the Knights of Shadow have been found. One of the dead was Francesco d'Alfons, the Grand Master. The Chapter-General elects Grand Master the current Inquisitor-General, Domenico Puricelli, while the new Inquisitor-General is the former Inquisitor of the Cape of Alfons, Guiliano d'Alfons, brother of Francesco. Young Henry of York, now nine years of age, is sent to the University of Rocca Constanza, but only for security purposes, still under tutory of Giambattista Sanseverino, secretly member of the Order-in-Shadows. Ramón Duarte de Calatayud, Archbishop of Pesaro, receives Matthew Lawrence, High Inquisitor of the Overseas Territories of Antilla, who resports no heresies beyond the Ocean. Puricelli creates the Knights of Mercy, basically a branch of assassins, under the rule of Otto von Göring, who is ordered to murder the Elector of Thuringia.
  • In Lorraine, the Inquisition is permitted, cause is under the command of Viceroy Piero Lorenzini. He uses such command to prejudice Strassburg and his opposers. Meanwhile, Silvio Gallura returns to his brother with plans to carry on a joint uprising in the south-western Empire with Gallura leading the Italian front, Röist the Swiss and Lorenzini the German. It would be run by Swiss mercenaries. In the process, Ticcino would be annexed to Miland and the rest would fall to the True Faith (Kappelianism-Galluranism). Ulrich Röist achieves to make major uprisings in Aargau, Neuchâtel, Jura, Basel, Thurgau and Zurich, using his influences with many Associate Guilds of the Livery Brotherhood.
  • Montferrat: Francesco Gallura welcomes his brother Silvio, the Swiss commander Mark Reust and several other Military commanders in the State met with an Inquisitor that recently converted to Gallunarism and some of the local leaders to discuss the uprising. But before any solution is made, a group of zealots decides to kill William IX, and surprisingly they succeed. William X, brother of the deceased takes the Crown and leads the army against the towns under Galluranist control. Most leaders from the rebellion sudenly escape to Savoy frightened by William's X troops, but the Swiss mercenaries hide their intentions and William X uses them to pursue the rebels, so the rebels escape with no harm. Francesco Gallura sends a messenger to Lorenzini explaining that the Gallunarists are weakened and need time to recruit more troops and followers.
  • Asti: The Gallunarists decide to keep low profile, but more and more fights between Catholics and Kappelians occurs. William X ask the Inquisition to act and seven people are executed. Many leaders decide to escape to Milan and Switzerland. William X also decides to hire a strong number of French mercenaries.
  • Genoa: The outpost near Mali continues growing up, the profits from Oyo and Ife are so big that more ships continue visiting the place. 70 followers of the Gallura brothers are sent to the outpost near Oyo to penal servitude. The ship in Boiko establishes the Genoan rule in the north of the Island. In Corsica the followers of Jean de Vaux spread easily but escape the Inquisition eye thanks to their initial pacifism, Jean de Vaux rejects Kappel's doctrine and attacks both Catholicism and Kappelianism. The efforts to spread Catholicism in Morocco continues, secret missionaries and converted Muslims are working hard and quietly.
  • Milan: The Kappelian supporters continue outnumbering the Galluranists, but both groups continue being passive. Thanks to the departure of the Inquistion, the leaders start again to preach and teach both doctrines. Again the words of Kappel are sent to Swiss, Savoy and Milan, but mostly to Grisons and the Italian states south, hiding from the Venetians and the Inquisition. The economy continue growing thanks to Genoa. Francesco Sforza leads a weak persecution of the most violent preachers, who escape to Grisons and Ticcino.
  • Muscovy, the war with Moldova over, begins a new plan to develop the military and economy, and prepares for a campaign directed Eastward. The 20 year plan is made, an extensive project for the colonizing and conquering of all of Siberia, Kamchatka, the Urals, Irukutsk, Yakutsk, and portions of Central Asia (specifically, OTL Uzebekistan)
  • Poland begins the five year plan, an economic stimulus program, as well as the integration of muskets. The news of Kappel reaches the Polish govenrment, who initially ban it in Poland but secretly support it in other nations, especially to the south.

1519

The Majapahit government after years of poor leadership, lose many of their eastern-most vassal states to independence movements and the growing Sultanate of Ternate. The independence movements, though, are fragmented and many of the islands lost to independence movements end up in civil disarray. Majapahit loses some territory to Sunda and Malacca following a short war. Majapahit manages to form a peace treaty and border agreement with Sunda, Malacca and Ternate, though, so the wars end and the civil disarray in some of the Majapahit vassals continue.

  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Any nation that has colonies in Antillia is invited to Berlin (aka the talk page) to discuss dividing the New Word continent. Meanwhile, our colonies are expanded by the max. After long talks with the Erokee, the Chiefs of the Erokee agree that the Erokee will find themselves under the Crown of Brandenburg, Aragon, and Navarre so long as the Brandenburgers support them with firearms and modern technology, as well as helping them in wars, and vice versa. The news is hailed throughout Brandenburg and the Chancellor delivers the news to the Emperor himself. Meanwhile, Brandenburg offers the sum of OTL $450,000 for Swedish Pomerania. More heretics are sent off to Orientalia. However, they finally meet hostile natives, who frequently attack the settlers. Brandenburg in turn declares war on them. (Do I need an algorithm?)
    • No. But, I am noticing you have three colonies, one in Africa, other in Philippines, and another in America. and I don't think that your African colonies are over 50 years of age.
    • I don't have an African colony. That's Aragon. I have two in America and one in the Philippines.
    • Worse, as if you founded those two colonies before the one in the Philippines, you would have to wait 50 years after your first colony's founding to found a colony somewhere else.
    • The rules clearly state: "Only two new colonies are allowed per 50 year period. The maximum number is seven at one time, two of which can be "large size." Large colonies are larger than OTL Peru (1,285,216 sq km) OR 25,704 pixels. No exceptions." So you have broken the rules as you have made a third colony without waiting 50 years.
    • I actually created a loophole. I only established the one in Mississippi and the one in the Philippines. The one in New York was Aragon's, until it changed hands in exchange for Brandenburg's possession over the Baleares. Besides, you should scream at Scandinavia. It has four colonies.
      • Yes it is against the rules, you can not have a colony in Asia (Philippines) yet.
    • Calm down ladies. What Scraw did isn't technically against the rules, and he's right, you should be screaming at AP if you're screaming at him. That said, that's against the spirit of the law, if not the word.
    • Like Scraw, there is a loophole to my colonies. One of my colonies was founded under Sweden. Scandinavia founded the other two colonies. There is no fourth Scandinavian colony, it is a proprietary extension of Virginia.
      • You control the two countries, so you only must have two colonies.
    • Still leaves three, but, then, both of your arguments are shaky...
    • Come to think of it, it would take a very long long time for anyone to have two large size colonies and five regulars at the same time.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, São Tomé expands 200 sq km, and Santo Amaro expands 350 sq km. A settlement is made on Ampanaoague territory, in an island called Pocaçete (OTL Aquidneck island). The settlement is called Santa Inês. Meanwhile, in Terra de Santa Cruz, a settlement is founded between Bahia and Nhoesembé, being called Vila de São Jorge dos Ilhéus, and becomes a part of Bahia, while the settlement on Bahia's far south is called São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos. Meanwhile, fights with the Caetés in Pernambuco continue. Meanwhile, in the Vila Nova do Espírito Santo area, the name of the subdivision is officially renamed from Guanani to Espírito Santo. The fights with the Aimorés continue, and the settlement is elevated to town status later on the year, while in Portugal, Antuã receives its carta de foral. The feitoria on Pará expands 150 sq km, and Bahia itself expands 250 sq km. São Vicente expands 750 sq km, and cattle from Cabo Verde is brought to São Vicente. Santa Maria expands 950 sq km. Rio Grande expands 100 sq km. Meanwhile, the news about the Kappelianist pamphlet arive in Portugal. The Queen condemns Kappelianism as a heresy, but, she doesn't establish any punishment for those found in Portugal, mostly as she does not consider that as an urgent matter inside the nation. The economy improves somewhat.
    • Please report to the talk page for a colonial meeting.
    • Portugal, how you have so many colonies?
  • Scandinavia continues expanding its army and navy. King Erik III announces a border treaty with Portugal, setting the southern boundary of Nya Danmark. Nya Sverige and the others expand by their apportioned 1000 sq mi. In Nya Danmark, with their southern border not far from Hamnoradet decide to move north or west now that the south is no longer available. Nya Sverige and its extension move south and in some areas west. Nye Norge moves west instead of north, according to a border treaty with the Germans. In the town of Smalnar, settlers contact the Huron and the Mohawk. They engage in diplomatic meetings that will carry on throughout the year. Tobacco brings in more profit. The road system continues. The Sällskap Av Bukten Erik company continues its charting/settlement of the Bukten Erik. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. Erik IV, Prince of Finland turns 15 and in a grand ceremony in Stockholm, marries Theresa of Brandenburg. She is bestowed upon the title Princess of Finland. In Lisboa, Victoria, Princess of Sweden marries Pedro, Crown Prince of Portugal in a regal ceremony. He is given the title Prince of Sweden as is custom in Scandinavia to give a spouse a similar title. Meanwhile, Haakon, Prince of Norway turns seven and his brother Christian, Prince of Denmark turns six. Following orders from King Erik, a one hundred man force enters Old Smalnar (Quebec) and evicts the squatting settlers from the Novgorodian trade post.
    • To the talk page now.
    • Does that mean you just attacked Novgorod?
    • No, I evicted my own settlers because Quebec is a Novgorodian trade post or whatever.
  • Naples: Army increases. The trade with the Kingdom of Kongo is on the right track. We are also begging to visit their royal court. The trade with the Inca Empire prospers.
  • Savoy: The occupation of Granada is being developed in good shape, and the Emir remains imprisoned. The army continues growing. The trade with the Italian League is one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army is increasing its soldiers. The economy is growing.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. War continues against the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom). Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Muscovy preps the military for the war with the Sibir. Recruitment drives begin. Meanwhile, another economic stimulus plan is launched. Ivan IV has a son, Vasiliy. This is his first son, though he already had a daughter. Polish military aid for the war continues. Talks begin for Rostov to be annexed to Muscovy. Ivangrad overtakes Moscow as the fastest growing city in Muscovy. The coast seized from Moldova is used to develop several more ships and Muscovy becomes the biggest trader in the Black Sea, and Muscovian warships roam freely throughout, even making expeditions to the west coast of Africa, though no settlements are made there.
  • Poland continues with the five year plan, and with the integration of muskets to the army. Military aid flows to Muscovy and Novogrod.
  • Austria increased the army.
  • The Duchy of Tyrol increased the army.
  • The Duchy of Salzburg increased the army.
  • Castilla continues to increase his army. The trade with Atlantia colonies rises.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Continued expansion and occupation of the remaining territory of Jaunpur. The army increased.
  • Lanka: Trade increases significantly, and many ports are looted Hindustan.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The occupation of the island of Borneo continues, and in five years it will have everything under control of the Sultan.
  • Bavaria continues to buildup the military. Colonists are sent via Brandenburg and the IMG to set up the colony of Novus Bavarius in the OTL region of Northern Georgia - the black part just south of Venetian territory. It is currently a small to midsized colony due to the influx of travelers from the north. (Note: I'm still checking things). The IMG expands. The Inquisition dies down somewhat as more Kappelians move underground to be protected from persecution. The Society of the Golden Dawn attacks and burns down the Reich-Chancellor's home in Bavaria and blames it on rowdy Inquisitors. The King's son continues to be secretly indoctrinated.
  • Thuringia tones down activities surrounding Kappel as he is successfully smuggled into Russia. The Elector continues his support for Kappel's word, but is much more low-key after the tussle with Imperial Forces.
  • The Emperor is pleased to hear of the Erokee's agreement with Brandenburg and assures they will receive all aid and help as befitted a member of the Empire. Kappelian doctrine is still being fought.
  • Burgundy: With the engagement between Princess Helen of Anhalt and Duke John of Burgundy, hopes to gain more aid into his campaign against France. While this, the Vassalization and occupations in Cleves and Cambray continues. While the fleet of 300 ships continues exploring the Antilian Sea but this time explorers begin setting small exploration of the Interterra (Panama) as is referenced by Burgundian sailors. Expansion of the colony of New Antwerp in 300 sq km continue and Brasilea expands 350 sq km as the Orthodox continue population of the Colonies while the outpost in New Zealand (Puerto Rico) expands 45 sq km into the continent. The fleet prepares for an intrusion into the Aztec territories to impose Christendom to the heretics, sending a diplomat to the Emperor in Tenochtitlan, and a small army awaiting for it in the outside of the Aztec domains
    • Naples has a colony in Panama.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion into Zapotec territory. The Aztecs are confronted with the help of the Europeans. The Orthodox group on Ceatl is slowly gaining prominence in the local community. For taxation purposes, the oligarchy is considering dividing the Empire into several states.
  • Milan: most religious fights are low profile. But the Milanese power in Grisons continue growing up, many Kappelian and Galluran preachers decide go to the South to counterbalance the Pope's influence, to all Italy, Venice, Modena, Sardinia and even the Papal States, some try Genoa but the local government rejects them easily and hunt the ones who traspass the border. The Sforza continue working in the infrastructure.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his efforts to rid Kappelianism from Europe through the Inquisition, especially in Provence. Many sinful preachers are taken, questioned and cleansed, and given a chance to turn return to Christ. Many priests continue to spread throughout Northern Europe, reminding the people that the Pope is the closest man on Earth to God, and rejecting him can be seen as rejecting our Heavenly Father. The Pope is upset that some nations in Europe aren't doing more to rid themselves of the heresy, which could risk another schism within Europe and let the Caliphate gain an upper hand. Prayers go out to those who are struggling with their sins and demons, and the Church reminds them that they may find Christ once again if they reject what Kappel teaches. The Church requests that if any nation has any word on Kappel's whereabouts, that he be turned in to be questioned and given a chance to be cleansed, and those who find him will be forever blessed by God and the reigning Popes. Less efforts are made in Morocco, but those who have settled in the major cities there are making progress with the Moroccan monarchs. The Pope hopes that if the dynasty can be converted to the One True Religion, others in the region will follow.
    • Implausible conversion
  • Genoa: a colony is founded East Benin (OTL Nigeria, Bayelsa and Delta coasts), troops and merchants establish bases in the coast and subdue different tribes, this colony will be the economic center to the outposts near Oyo, Ife, Akan and Kongo, plus the base in the Boiko island. Two hundred Kappelians and criminals are send to work until slave can replace them and fight. Even when some groups followers of de Vaux and Kappel continue teaching, most of them are unproductive. An expedition is send to circumnavigate Africa. The missionaries in Morocco continue working and converting secretly the Muslims to Catholicism. Corsica instead is now a secret bastion of followers of Jean de Vaux and Kappel. The fleet continues growing up.
    • I thought Europe couldn't colonise Africa for 30 years and that Morocco's project was deemed implausible...
      • Yes, according to the rules, and Also, Naples has ond factory on Niger River, Ivory coast and Kongo river. Please don't please do not intervene in those places that I'm talking about. In the future will be the basis for future colonies.
      • 'Where in the rules says that Europe can't colonise Africa for 30 years?, there is nothing about Africa in the Rules, the only mention to Africa is talking about American colonization, 'So where in the rules says Europe can't colonize Africa?
      • Is in the colonization rules, read, can colonize Africa and Asia 30 years after America, so you add 30 to your date, sorry, man.
    • Why would it be implausible? They're not that far to reach and we're doing it at a slow rate.. ChrisL123 (talk) 03:30, November 13, 2012 (UTC)
    • Mainly because in XVI century Islam, both the priest and the convert would have been dead by now. Also because Morocco is swamped with Moriscos that have been fleeing the last two centuries' Reconquista and hate Christianity.
    • Converting any people in Muslim countries would be very implausible unless you conquered them.
  • The Caliphal Colony of New Mecca spreads by 200 sq km in New Mecca and by 150 in Wahe Bari. The population, mostly Christian, grows very quickly.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt improves its infrastructure in the North. Alexandria continues being rebuilt as the new capital.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its economy and infrastructure and taking pro-European stances.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its army, as well as trying to improve its economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues improving its economy and infrastructure.
  • Asti and Montferrat: many Gallunarist start and exodus to Savoy and Swiss, escaping from William X and the Sforza. More French mercenaries are hired to hunt the Gallunarists, but the Swiss troops start to slowly corrupt the French into Gallunarism. William X, a Catholic zealot continue frantically to execute heretics, that induces more and more followers of Gallura and Kappel to hide or go west. John Palaiologos, son of William IX decide to secretly convert to Gallunarism, inspired by his hate to his uncle, and promise himself to kill his uncle as soon he turns 18. William decides to travel Pesaro and ask the Inquisitor General to send more Knights to cleanse Asti and Montferrat.
    • Savoy seek these people within his Kingdom to be brought to justice in Asti.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives and cheese are exported. The pan-Cyprian highway is being built.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II communicates the Ambassador of Naples in the capital that is willing to convert to the Catholic religion, but for this asks for more delivery of firearms, as well as help with naval technology, and mutual struggle to get territories to be distributed equally in return receive large quantities of gold and silver which in the Tahuantinsuyo abound. Similarly, if possible arrange marriages of royal blood.
    • Naples accept
    • The Orthodox Novgorod offer an alternative of converting to Orthodox and use the Orthodox Russians' creation of a safe heaven from those suffering Catholic persecution because of heresy against the Pope. Although Christianity is Christianity.
  • Saxony: Troops continue to be stationed in Magdebrg, keeping the Archbishop there in power. As a symbol of his thanks (and as the legal recognition of the de facto relationship), the Prince-Archbishop of Magdeburg swears an oath of vassalage (in his temporal affairs) to the Elector of Saxony. In return, the Elector promises to defend the Archbishopric from the threat of Kappelism forever. The Elector and his Landtag begin pondering the idea of using other nation's ships (such as Burgundy's, seeing as the Royals are now related) to establish a Saxon colony in the New World...(unless I can't, which is OK. Just cross it out.) Crown Prince Otto's wife, Alexandra von Wittelsbach, gives birth to another child, this time a girl, named Leopoldina.
  • Anhalt: Prince Frederick, keen on pursuing closer ties with his son-in-law, John of Burgundy, agrees to send some troops to assist him in his campaign against France. The number is not high, since Anhalt itself is not large, and troops are recquired to combat a potential Kappelist invasion at home.
  • Novgorodian Armies advance and amass near Kazan. New artillery are made to improve the shock power of the military. The Spetsnaz training with gravity knives is complete and roads are built. Trade with the Americas and the Africans is boosted because the Mayans have a lot of gold and corn cultivated by the Iroquois is very interesting. The Novgorodians begin a process to send missionaries to the Iroquois and attempt to form an alliance (BTW, the Iroquois are on Lake Ontario mainly, not Lake Erie). The economy experiences a short boom due to the influx of gold from the Maya and hope that the Inca will sign a trade pact as well with a single ship being sent and paid for in part by the gold traded with in the Americas. Rich fur trade is discovered by the traders in Triglavsk and Kvebek. more traders are sent to tr and cash in into the untapped trade. Also, some fishermen start going to the St Lwrence gulf, named the Rusalochniy Zaliv. Trade flourishes as the fish-rich waters of the Rusalka river and Gulf are fished in for cod. Invasion of Sibir is planned for next year.
  • King Stephen II grant the title of Prince to Nikoali Dragovich in his position of Chair of the Council of Merchants. All its member become Lord-Merchant, while Dragovich remains Prince-Merchant. The liverymen celebrate a new election to the House of Wardens, and it turns out that a man called Richard Grafton, Grocer, leads a new faction in discomfomity with last year's reforms. He allies with some parliamentary called Thomas Cromwell and achieves to pressure the Parliament until obtaining the Livery Brotherhood Act, that, though maintaining the Council of Lord-Merchants, grants the Prime Wardenship as chair to the House of Wardens, and highly increases the later's power, with the right to fill vacancies in the Council, electing its Chair and power of impeachment, between other general legislative powers. The Brotherhood becomes the Royal Brotherhood of Liverymen, with powers extending from London, and even the right to grant Livery and Citizenry, though with Royal Assent. A new Parliamentary Act is enacted with the united effort of Cromwell and Grafton. Now each Borough (cities with permited commerce), University, Lord-Mayoralty and Commonalty in the Kingdom has granted a Comissioner. The House of Commons and the House of Lords are merged in one for more simplicity. English corsairs start attacking New Zealand's coasts, making it impossible to Burgundians to settle the island. Havenporth expands 500 sq km, while a ship of Yorkland expands farther into the Liberty Island in the isles of Fitzroy (OTL Virgin Islands). St. Patrick also expands 500 sq km, and a ship is sent to settle OTL Valdes Peninsula, and a port is settled and called St Petroc.
  • The Prince of Calais raises a militia and takes back the lower neighborhood of the city.
  • In Lorraine, an attempt of assassination against Piero Lorenzini fails, but he turns out wounded and is temporarily unable to govern. As he returns, he commands to purge the Kingdom, though the massacre is really performed by the Order-in-Shadows acting as Inquisition and persecuting the opposers. Ulrich Röist, using his influence with the Zünfte, topples the Mayor of Zurich, accused of being galluran, and gains some seats in the provisional council in control of the city and its domains for his simpatizers. Some fights occur between followers of either Gallura or Kappel and those of Jean de Voux. The Lord-Merchant Jean-Jacques Vournot visits his collegue Röist and both agree to grant livery to some companies of Lorraine and other lesser guilds of Zurich.
  • The Chapter-General of Pesaro names Piero Lorenzini, for his supposed great job, High Inquisitor of Switzerland and the North-Western Italy. He tells William X and Puricelli that his efforts of Inquisition are working just fine, but secretly he aids the protestants (other than the vouxists) to scape to Savoy or safer places.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the new Caliphate port city is constructed and the islands become a popular stopping off point for Caliphate sailors.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 13,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah participates more in the slave trade with East African states. Shaybah then sell on these zanj slaves to plantation owners across the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its military as unrest in Afghanistan spreads into Balochistan a bit too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the province tries to keep its grip over the new Caliphate territory. The unrest seems to be dying down now though.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure in the new territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its economy by exporting Caliphate goods to Cyprus.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military as they lead the Caliphate to become the major naval power in the Eastern Mediterranean by far.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its economy as to recover from the war against Ak Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military and expands 4000 sq km to the northwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy. Circassia converts a bit of the Christian populace to Islam following the conversion programme. The devout Christians' dissidence though just increases though.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up. Crimea's government also starts a pro-Islam conversion programme too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy as the newly conquered territory is developed. More ethnic Persians emigrate into Persia Province too. More mosques are built in the new territory to enforce Islamic rule but the native religion of Zoroastrianism is tolerated and rich Zoroastrians are allowed to build temples for their religion.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its economy to better integrate the province into the rest of the Caliphate.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan continues to lead the Caliphate forward with his economic policies in increasing trade, spreading Islam by supporting conversion programmes in the Caliphate and strengthening the Caliphate's bonds by building a vast series of roads.
  • Rajputana builds up infrastructure and the dissidents in Punjab gain more ground. A large string of conversions occur to Hinduism in areas adjacent to Rajputana although the followers of the Guru Nanak continue to expand their influence in Sanapana.

1520

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The Uyghurs officially found the Second Uyghur Khaganate. A short conlict has the eastern remnants of the Khanate of Khiva conquered and split between the Uyghurs and the Dimuratis.

The Bourbons manage to stabilize the northern part of their territory under their control. The civil war ends with the country split between Bourbon France and Valois Auvergne, with Britanny and Normandy remaining independent but in union. The stage is set for a future conflict, though the sides are too exausted to spark one now.

A massive outbreak of smallpox occurs in the Mayan Empire, killing tens of thousands. It is the worst disease the Mayans have ever known.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santa Inês, Santo Amaro and São Tomé expand 100, 300 and 250 sq km, respectively. Meanwhile, in Terra de Santa Cruz, Santa Maria expands 500 sq km, Rio Grande expands 300 sq km, São Vicente starts to expand east, expanding 600 sq km, Bahia expands 450 sq km, and a settlement called São Tomé is established inside Cabo Frio.Ceará expands 500 sq km west. Meanwhile, it is discovered that the nameless river near Pará is called Maranhão by the natives - as the Portuguese don't have another name for it, so, Maranhão becomes the name of the river officially. Meanwhile, Távira is elevated to town status, in Portugal.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. War continues against the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom). Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Naples: The continuing occupation of Granada gradually. The colony in Panama expands farther 250 km, and another facility is established, under the first, in OTL Limon, Costa Rica. Meanwhile, Sacramento Colony expands 300 km, and establishes two foundations, one in OTL Porto Alegre, and the other, in Mar del Plata OTL. Soon will offer any member of the royal family for future marriages, the Inca Empire.
    • We continue to help in Granada, according to the Treaty.
  • Savoy: The crown continues to trade with Africa and strengthens their factories, convietiendolas in permanent military bases and later convert them into colonies, Ivory Coast, Niger Delta, and Kongo river mouth.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy.
  • The Russian Tsar Andrej I, upon agreement with the Grand council, declares war on the Khanate of Sibir. The Novgorodian and Muscovian armed forces launch a full-on assault and start to make great advances as men push farther into Siberian territory. The Novgorodian and Muscovian troops use their great technological advancement against the Siberians, that tremble in their way as the Russians lay waste to the countryside. The Russians get devilishly close to the city of Sibir, and the armies of the Khanate get a taste of Russian gunpowder as it is used for bombing and sabotage by the Spetsnaz. The Spetsnaz is planning to assassinate the Khan.-Lx (leave me a message) 23:32, November 13, 2012 (UTC)
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Supplies are offered to the Russians. A Kappelian assassinates the Imperial Chancellor, Frederick "the Grand" of Brandenburg. He is mourned throughout Brandenburg and its territories. His son, Wilhelm II, continues his work. He asks the Emperor if he can briefly fill in as Chancellor. He continues the work in Berlin with the colonial issues. All the colonies expand by the max. The Erokee prove disagreeable, so Wilhelm threatens war or a negotiation. The bold chief declines the prospect of war and is safely returned home. Wilhelm prepares to mobilize for war next year, and he deploys some fleets, as well as from Aragon, to be prepared to fight the natives.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Scotland sends another trade expedition to the New World. They explore the Caribbean and parts of the rest of the continent of Antillia, and then return to Scotland to report back with what they have found. King James III begins to consider funding a colonial expedition as he orders the improvement of the Scottish military. He further restricts the spread of anti-Catholic ideas in Scotland.
  • Burgundy: With the stabilization of the French state the invasion is called off. As the result it's not good for the Duchy, and unless we get support of the rest of the Empire, a meeting is requested with Naples to set up colonial boundaries in the Antilia and Atlantis landmasses. As the Duke sees that Naples has the same interests as the Burgundian ones, the occupation of Cleves continues and the leadership are either coerced to join under Burgundian protection in Charlesopolis, the capital. Seeing the events from the Kappelists, and despite the certain level of contempt the Duke has against the Kappelists, they are like the Catholic Orthodox accepted in land if they promise to respect Catholicism and to not impose their beliefs upon others, as well as serving in the Duchy's glory. Cambray continues to be vassalized and the Catholic Orthodox continue having a growing presence in Brasilea colony, which expands 400 sq km northward. While the Patriarch Alexander I in the Canaries falls ill after a visit into the Burgundian African outpost to "spread Christendom to the Africans doomed by the Islam". While this, expansion into New Antwerp continues as the river Nova Rhenus continues being explored and small settled by Christian Catholic and Orthodox settlers. The Gulf of Nova Liguria (Darien region) and the Gulf New Holland (Uraba region) begin to be settled in small numbers by the Burgundians.
    • I hope this time the map shows my vassalization of Cleves (after 12 years) and the expansion of my colonies in Atlantis. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:51, November 14, 2012 (UTC)
    • The Imperial Chancellor absolutely forbids any of Burgundy's wishes to prepare its own designs for colonization. By the laws of the Empire, you are only permitted to attend the Berlin World (European) Antillian Conference.
    • The Chancellor is dead, he has just been killed ... Also, Castille has a colony in OTL Venezuela, River Orinoco.
    • The Mayan Empire begs for some kind of wisdom for dealing with this terrible disease from Europe. (Read my post)
    • The Chancellor's son is the Acting Chancellor.
  • Scandinavia continues expanding its grand army and navy. The Scandinavian Royal Navy's Antillian Fleet expands from its base in Vikstig, Nya Danmark and establishes a third base in Hamnoradet. Nya Sverige and its extension expand by 500 sq mi west, Nye Norge expands 300 sq mi west, the rest expands by 200 sq mi. In Smalnar, the hundred man force from Old Smalnar builds a military garrison, known as Fort Erik. They intend to make a great show of force, to try to subjugate the Huron and maybe the Mohawk. This will take a while to do, reports tell King Erik. Tobacco brings in massive profit as always. The road system continues, well on its way to its finish date in 1523. The Sällskap Av Bukten Erik company continues its charting/settling of the Bukten Erik's shores. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. King Erik sympathizes with Brandenburg, and offers them his condolences. The King, shaken by the assassination of a monarch by the rising Kappelians institutes an official bodyguard -- The Stockholm Knights, an elite guard dedicated to the security of the Scandinavian Royal Family. He is, though, reassured that Kappelianism is being combated and is confined to Slesvig Holsten, nowhere near the Imperial Palace. The Prince and Princess of Finland move to Slesvig Holsten where the Prince will be a top governing official for the strategic and rich port of Lubeck. The newly married Prince and Princess of Sweden move to Lisbon in Portugal, bringing sadness to King Erik who is seeing his only daughter leave the palace to a faraway place. The Royal couple, though, rejoices at the fact that their other children are still young, as the Prince of Norway turns eight and the Prince of Denmark turns seven. King Erik and Queen Christina are both 35, having first inherited the thrones of Sweden and Norway at 18 and Scandinavia at 23 -- meaning they still consider having more children.
    • Good luck with the Iroquois tribes. Been screaming at them so long, and gonna go to war with them next turn.
  • Genoa: A group of ships decides to visit Antilla and Atlantia, a small flotilla is sent to explore the Caribbean. The followers of Jean de Vaux continue attacking Catholics and Kappelians in Corsica, and some of them flee to Piombino. The Kappelians are kept away from the City, but the followers of Jean de Vaux continue spreading.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The Pan-Cyprian highway is completed. More olives and cheese are exported.
  • The Caliphate Provinces of Anatolia, Rumelia, Wallachia, and Candar: Massive military buildup continues. Economic buildup continues as well as industry buildup.
  • Austria expands its economy through the development of banking.
  • Salzburg improving all roads of the Duchy and builds barracks.
  • Tyrol increases his army.
  • Castilla expands the boundaries of Oro Province others 300 km inland, and founded another establishment dependent on the island of Trinidad and Tobago OTL. The Amazonas Province expands another 500 km inland, occupying almost the entire mouth of the River Amazon. King Carlos I mourns the death of the Duke of Brandenburg, but is glad that the lands of Aragon and Navarra are finally free in his term, and claims those territories for himself as the legitimate heir.
  • WTF? You can't do that. Sorry, his son gets them. Duh.
  • China announces plans to place a settlement on Huǒshān. Numerous other Huǒshān islands are discovered. The island is informally claimed by China. An official claim to the island is expected to occur sometime next year.
  • (Sorry for not playing much) The Byzantium Emperor dies because of his advanced age and his complicated disease. His daughter Matilda assumes as Empress, while her husband Giacomo Altavilla deals with power in his name. Continues the policy of previous Emperor. (I can colonize something)
    • No. You don't have a big navy, and your position would schedule you to begin colonizing about roughly 1540-1550.
  • Saxony: The Elector strengthens his control over the newly-vassalized Bishopric of Mageburg. The Elector kindly requests (orders) the Archbishop to raise a militia from his subjects, so some of the Saxon troops posted in the Bishopric can return home. It is expected to be completed next year. The Elector and his advisors continue pondering the creation of a colony in Antillia, and considers the OTL Bahamas as a good position.
  • Anhalt: Seeing as the Prince's son-in-law, the Duke of Burgundy, no longer needs troops to fight against France, those sent last year are ordered to return home. Barracks are built in the capital.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands onto the surrounding islands in the archipelago.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 15,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its infrastructure focusing on newer territory as the province expands inland by 12,000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the province the unrest is over for good.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military and expands 8000 sq km to the north west.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam following the conversion programme. The devout Christians' dissidence though just increases though. Circassia sends assassins to kill off the leadership of the Christian dissidents, which results in a riot but this is easily stopped as the movement of Christian dissidents is nearly powerless without its leaders.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure focusing on the newly conquered territory is developed. East Qoyunlu expands 11,000 sq km north into the
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's infrastructure is built up. Crimea continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military and establishes a less strict military control over the new territories; this being done because the unrest toward the new rulers seems to be gone.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its military to stop the province having to rely so much on other provinces for military aid.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan's advisors meet with various other Muslim countries to try to establish more alliances. Adal agrees to a new alliance and trading pact, the Sultanate of Delhi agrees to an alliance and an alliance is formed with the Khanate of Mangystau too. Algeria, Punjab and the Union of Khandesh, Malwa, Mandla and Gona refuses too. The Caliph is annoyed at these countries and considers them unfriendly to Islam.
  • The Mayan Empire is hit hard with the smallpox virus. Back in Europe, Inka and her children beg their allies to send some kind of medecine men that will be able to quelch this plague. Expansion continues slowly, as those farthest away from the cities seem to be the healthiest. In an attempt to save the royal blood line, Kinich Kakmo sends his second son and only daughter, along with Ikan's youngest son, on a voyage to the north. This group of soldiers, tradesmen, women, and royalty voyages north in search of a suitable place to wait out the disease.
  • Muscovian troops launch a massive attack on the Sibir, along with Novgorod, crushing all their armies. The Russians use cannons and muskets, picking off the Sibir from the distance, then come up close and destroy their armies. Meanwhile, another worthwhile use is found for the steam engine; boilers that drive tread using vehicles, lurching forward. However, these are very expensive, and require five colossal boilers to push them forward. They are called 'Drunken Forts' by the men. Around five are put into battle, but their huge size makes them deadly and hard to kill, though very slow.
  • The steam engine in 1520?
    • Steam engines are not happening, too early for them.
  • Poland starts an infrastructure improvement plan, putting in thousands of rubles. At the same time, a military development program is brought about, and it is used to send aid to Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: We reject for now, the proposal of Brandenburg, because his Catholic nature. The occupation of the Territory of Kamapura ends. In the next few years is expected to end with the annexation of the remaining territory of Jaunpur. Meanwhile, plans a second war with Hindustan, because since his last defeat is a nation in chaos, the Sultan expects to have the support of the Caliphate and Tibet.
    • Deccan approaches Bengal to inform them that they'll have more support from the Caliphate this time.
  • Lanka: The economy continues to thrive.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The economy continues to grow through trade with Bengal, and in Borneo expansion is still on course.
  • The Ethiopians march deeper into Adal, crushing most of the Adalese army during the Battle of Harer. The expansion of the Emperor's gunpower arsenal continues as modernization of the military moves foward.
    • YOU NEED TO DO A WAR ALGORITHM OR ELSE THIS WAR DOESN'T COUNT.

1521

The southern most part of Songhai, on the Wolof border, breaks away, forming the Empire of Gabu.

Brunswick, which has centralized (and now should be shown as light gray on the map), stops enforcing the ban on Kappelist literature. Across Northern Germany, many other nobles are proving to be oddly slack about this, and the middle class is often seen to be openling embracing the anti-Catholic teachings.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 300 sq km, in Antília, and in Terra de Santa Cruz, São Vicente continues expansion, expanding 900 sq km, to the east. Meanwhile, a settlement is established in Ceará. It ends up being actually established inside the fort of the feitoria of Ceará. Pará expands 250 sq km, and Bahia expands 750 sq km in Portugal, while the settlement at Fernão do Pó expands 250 sq km. Again, the expansion remains slow, due to lack of colonists there.Beja is elevated to city status, and Manuel of Guimarães dies, and his son, Dinis, becomes Duke soon after.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. War continues against the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom). Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km. Also, Satomi Fukuzō sails around and lands around OTL Wewak, Papua New Guinea, establishing a colony there, called 東海道 (Tōkaidō).
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army is increased.
  • Lanka: The economy continues to thrive.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The economy continues to grow through trade with Bengal, and in Borneo expansion is still on course.
  • The Mayan Empire is rocked by the plague of smallpox brought by the Europeans. Many people begin dying. Expansion continues at a fraction of what it once was, and is slowly grinding to a halt. One positive effect of the plague, however, is that it also destroys many local populations of the Zapotec people. The small expedition force arrives in a suitable place (OTL Los Angeles) and establishes a small town. The town is free of smallpox, and they are able to expand by 5 km. Again, Inka addresses the courts of Europe, begging for aid.
    • You're not even in California, how can you have an exclave like that?
    • I imagine in the same way Spain could have colonies in Cuba without being a Cuban nation?
    • Is the issue that I'm in California or that the settlement is 50 km?
    • It might be the fact that Los Angeles is almost inland, that 5 sq km is too small to appear, or that you can't expand a colony or a part of it in its year of founding.
    • Novgorod manages to muster up the money during wartime to send one ship to the Mayans and tell them of a test innoculation to smallpox: having the healthy breath in through the nose powdered smallpox scabs. The patient would later suffer a much less severe case of the disease, but then be immune. However, it does result in a 1/50 death rate, as opposed to the 1/5 to 1/3 death rate for the actual desease. The Novgorodians hope that by giving them this information, it would encourage the Mayans to let Russia send more missionaries and maybe convert the Inka himself.
    • The Mayan Empire greatly appreciates the Novogorodian support. Procedures start immediately, in attempt to immunize the main population. As for conversion, the oligarchy is willing to accept missionaries into the city of Chichen Itza because of the aid the Russians gave. While Inka still has strong ties to her homeland, her children, fellow diplomats of the Empire, will be more likely persuaded.
  • Scandinavia continues expanding its army and navy. The Antillian Fleet grows strong. The APL navy destroys pirates in the Gulf of Finland and the Scottish Isles as well as in the Mediterranean (mainly Italy). Nya Sverige and its extension expand by 500 sq mi west, Nye Norge expands 300 sq mi west, the rest expands by 200 sq mi. In Smalnar, issues with the Huron and the Mohawk begin to pile on; King Erik considers an attack, much like Brandenburg will with the Iroquois. The lucrative fur trade increases, joining tobacco as a valuable commodity that Scandinavia proudly exports. Tobacco profits remain huge and increase every year. The road system continues with the date in 1523 in sight; the only remaining part is Copenhagen (via ferry) to Jyelland and from there to Slesvig-Holsten, particularly Lubeck. The Sällskap Av Bukten Erik company continues its charting/settling of the Bukten Erik's shores. Merchants in the Norwegian Sea continue their success. The Stockholm Knights begin to have a change-of-guard at the Palace at noon everyday. Alarmed at the hold Kappelianism is taking of Northern Germany, King Erik instates a border security program on Slesvig-Holsten's southern border which will check incoming people for any Kappelian propaganda. With this, King Erik amps up enforcement of anti-Kappelian laws. Haakon, Prince of Norway turns nine and his brother Christian, Prince of Denmark turns eight. King Erik goes on a state visit to Novgorod. Queen Christina travels to Rome to visit the Pope and to reaffirm Scandinavia's Catholicism and their dedication to prevent the spread of Kappelianism. On her way to Rome, a very pregnant Queen Christina gives birth to a daughter -- Margrethe, given the title Duchess of Oslo, who was born on a stopover on the Island of Messina. Expeditions leave for Africa and India in two separate envoys.
  • Hey - why doesn't the map show my colony in Brazil which somehow got taken by the Spanish colony? Also Cleves - can someone tell me if after seven years of vassalization by occupation is it mine? Also this map shows the expansion I should have in Colombia and the correct position in the map. On another note it is still 113 px. I checked in Photoshop. I would make a Brazilian expansion but I don't know how much land I would own.
    Colombiab
    Sine dei gloriem (talk) 00:22, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
  • Castilla has a colony there - many years in that location Mawilda (talk) 14:58, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
  • The Novgorodian forces have the capital of the Sibir Khanate, Sibir, under siege by the end of the year. Bombs and sabotage play a great role in eliminating many Khanate forces. The Siege is long as a large majority of Khanate forces have retreated to the capital and by the end, the Spetsnaz come in. They, in December, succesfuly infiltrate and assassinate the Khan using gravity knives, putting the nation into chaos. Russian forces storm and occuppy 80% of the nation (or at least the largest cities and their vicinity to "control" a region). The Siege of Sibir lasts three months, with the late Khan's forces surrendering after his execution. The Khan's son, however, manages to escape, and leads an organied resistance in the unoccupied 20% of the crumbling nation. Refusing to acknowledge defeat, his armies are nearly exhausted, and in December he is captured as a Russian Prisoner of war and ready to negotiate for peace. Russia demands unilateral surrender and conversion to Christianity, in return for being able to hold 20% of his nation as the Russian Federation member Principality of Sibir, subordinate to Novgorod. Although some generals still lead the war on behalf of the Khan, it is generally recognized and accepted that Sibir will cease to be independent. The Novgorodian economy booms as they essentially take control of the fur trade - not only in northern Europe, but in the Rusalka river valley as well, angering the Huron even more when they add an alliance with the Iroquois on top of trade dominance.
    • Spetsnaz? Bombs? Alliance with the resistant Erokee? 1520?
    • Spetsnaz actually stands for something that in translation means special purpose forces. They are basically a small group of people specially trained to be the court assassins and spies of the Novgorodians and Russians. About the bombs, what I mean was barrels of black powder that go BOOOM!!!!!!!
    • Ah, I see.
    • And the alliance was mostly just a trade alliance.
    • That's great. Now I can invade them.
    • 15%. If possible. More fair.
    • Don't worry, I'll have him be very resistant and then severely punish him and agree to spare his life and not blow up the city of Sibir if he agrees to only have 15% and convert to Orthodoxy, which he reluctantly accepts to avoid the total annihilation of his beloved Sibir. He will also be in my pocket.
  • Since the Erokee nation has refused the Germans for so long, the Brandenburgian Army invades the nation. However, they do have quite a while trying to make their way from Neu Courland (OTL Bronx) to the Erokee nation. Via the Rusalka and erroneously named North Jorgez River, the Aragones Navy enters the Great Lakes by the orders of the King. Meanwhile, the colonies expand as much as they can. Some Kappelians ask to be left to their religion as an unrecognized branch of Christianity. Wilhelm considers it. Meanwhile, he continues to ask the Emperor if he can continue his late father's post. He also declares that Courland, Brandenburg, Luxembourg, Aragon, and Navarre are truly one nation separated by brothers and sisters. The victory in the war is celebrated not long after it started, although it lasted for months.
    • Muscovy gives supplies.
  • Burgundy: While the Duchy continues the occupation of Cleves, the Duke visits the New World and after hearing about a transgression from the Aztec Empire into the Orthodox and Catholic priests and missionaries sent into the Mexican valley. Tthe army awaiting already on small outpost in the eastern Mexico, the Duchy declares war against the Aztecs. After realizing that they would not accept the "truly believe on God" the Duke manages to gather enough forces from the stationed army in the area to begin invasion over the Aztec territories in eastern Mexico, the Duke begin with several victories over the Aztecs and ask that the Mayans aid them in their campaign against the Aztecs, while in Europe the vassalization of Cambray and Cleves continues and expansion 500 sq km in New Antwerp and 750 sq km in Brasilea, While this, the Kappelists in Burgundy continue remaining peaceful with the Catholics. The military development begins to support the Duke in his campaign against the Aztec heretics.
    • The Mayan Empire will aid you.
  • The Ethiopian Empire sends a small expedition fleet to search for the island of Madagascar, and begin colonization efforts in the name of the Empire. A delegation is sent to Rome to seek permission to establish a church for the Ethiopian people at home.
  • Rajputana grows the size of the army. Meanwhile, the Guru Nanak passes away peacefully in his sleep. Thousands gather to attend his funeral. These followers begin work on the first Gurdwara that is built over his tomb. With the rise of Second Guru and spread of the holy scriptures written by Nanak Śīkha dharma (Sikhism) emerges as a full fledged religion.
  • The Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan continues sending messengers for the rest of Islam to join the Caliph, while secretly preparing for a war with the states that have blatantly insulted Islam by refusing to join the holy Caliphate. Algiers, closest to Europe and the Islamic centre and formerly a Caliphal province, is placed at head of the priorities. Caliph Muhammad also begins embellishing Mecca with huge mosques and palaces (based on influences from Egypt, Syria, Constantinople and Europe), trying to establish an impressive capital instead of just a normal Arabian city.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its army and infrastructure, due to fear from the Christians in Cape Alfons. However, for the first time in Caliphal history, the Tunisian province establishes soldiers in its western borders with the Zayyanids.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli improves its army, hoping to follow in Tunis' footsteps. The tribal Bedouins to the south begin to be fought against, and Tunis expands 500 sq km southward.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues rebuilding Alexandria, starting to establish large fortresses. The economy and infrastructure in other areas is also heavily improved upon.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its military, since, while the Holy War is long over, they still fear a possible new Crusade. The Palestinians also undergo a small economic and demographic boom.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its economy and infrastructure, being rewarded with a huge demographic and economic boom as the Aramaic population became rich in Syria. Even then, Arameans continue moving to Mesopotamia, hoping to share the wealth over. Noticing success, the Syrian government continues enacting pro-Western policies, hoping more trade enters the nation.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising. Jiddah becomes an important population centre due to the huge amount of tribes relocated there. The Hejazi government becomes governed by a provincial instead of tribal council.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues exerting its influence over the now far larger Adal.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues experiencing its boom, with the South Arabic populations growing very quickly.
  • Alodia expands 3500 sq km northward and continues intermarrying with the Funji nobility.
  • The Caliphal Colony of New Mecca expands 500 sq km in the River of Hashem and 350 in Wahe Bari. The third of the colony's outposts, Bidyit Remenkēmi (New Egypt in Islamic Copt) is founded in OTL Cape Town and established directly under New Mecca's suzerainty, just like Wahe Bari. It expands by 150 sqe km.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Caliphate Provinces of Anatolia, Rumelia, Wallachia, and Candar: Massive military buildup continues. Economic buildup continues as well as industry buildup.
  • Sorry, midterm exams Andr3w777 (talk)
  • Bavaria: The King grows ill unexpectedly as his son hits eight years of age. Many are at a loss as to what caused his illness, doctors do expect a recovery. The Western IMF has been temporarily moved toward Calais to better assist with colonial efforts. The colony of Novus Bavarius is born just south of the Venetian colony in the black part of the map (OTL Georgia) due to the most generous aid of the IMF and Brandenburg for allowing colonists to use their ships until they reach the New World. The Capital, Nue Munchen is founded as a small coastal port city, with plans on building a real navy from there. Kappelian influence spreads farther, and with the King ill, the laws and regulations begin to be ignored by the nobles and populace, who seem to be open to the doctrine. At least until they heard of the assassination of the Imperial Chancellor, which has stalled many from joining Kappelian ranks. Kappel himself is now safe in Novogrod and has began teaching philosophy at University under the name Gregory Kaplus. The military is expanded and an offer of help is sent to Brandenburg in keeping the Erokee in line.
  • Thuringia expands infrastructure. Kappelianism still spreads.
  • The Imperial Government responds to the death of the Imperial Chancellor with much haste, rounding up members of the Kappelian Church and begins executing without mercy. The Templars are ordered to "Expunge the world of this deadly blight". Emperor Wilhelm agrees to allow Brandenburg to have an acting Chancellor until his term is up. The Imperial Government threatens the Erokee, telling them to back down or face the wrath of the Empire, Most great, and the Emperor of the Romans, Most august. Troops are sent to Brandenburg to aid in the effort. The Emperor grows very concerned over his brother's mysterious sickness, and asks a full investigation, believing him to have been posioned.
    • The week after next, I will probably not be available. If not, I give Scraw permission to post for me. If he cannot do it, I ask Lurk to. Thank You.Andr3w777 (talk) 13:05, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
  • China officially claims Huǒshān. Though no official settlement is located on Huǒshān yet, the big island is formally claimed. More islands are expected to be claimed later on. A settlement on the big island is being discussed in the meantime. In China itself, the military is expanded.
  • Saxony: The Elector continues denying Kappelism a home in Saxony. After three years of pondering and consideration, the Elector and Landtag of Saxony petition the Duke of Burgundy, (who is a relative of the Elector) whether he would consider ferrying Saxon colonists to the OTL Bahamas in a way similar to the way Brandenburg ferried Bavarian settlers over. The army is slightly improved, musket-wise.
  • Anhalt: The barracks in the capital are finished, and they are proving to be a very useful place for the soldiers of the principality. Crown Prince Leopold's wife gives birth to a son, named Ernest-Augustus.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The vassalized Archbishopric of Magdeburg has been pretty much Kappelist-free, thanks to the protection of Saxony. The Militia of the Archbishopric is completed on the Saxon model. It is small, but will suffice for protecting the country from threats, both inside and out.
  • Castilla dictates new Royal laws to make trade with the colonies stronger. The colony of Oro Province expands farther 200 km, while Trinidad and Tobago is fully occupied; Colony of Amazonas Province expands another 300 km, and another establishment is based in Sao Luis OTL, insuring the large estuary. The army continues to mobilize within the Kingdom of Granada, supporting the Naples occupation. Expeditions explore the shores of the land called Mexico, where they trade with the Aztec Kingdom.
    • Portugal already controls Belém since 1516.
    • Uhmmm, OK sorry ... Is in Sao Luis.
  • Austria's economy continues to increase with the presence of banks in their territory. Thanks to the support of Castile (and as I see that everyone is doing) Austria founded a colony in OTL Haiti, called New Austria.
    • You already have two colonies, and Austria can't colonize until 1560.
    • 1560???? This is just like Aragon and Bradenburg, Castille will give one colony to Austria.
    • Do you remember what I said about you already having two colonies, and you can't establish another until 50 years having passed after your first colony's establishment?
  • Salzburg increases the local army.
  • Tyrol continues building programs throughout the Duchy.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II organizes a ceremony where officially converts to Christianity, and strengthening this way their link with Naples. Manco II organized an expedition and founded an outpost on the island of Chiloé, while the Empire expands 2000 km to the north, near the coast. The Inca sent troops to assist Naples expansion in Colombia and Panama in exchange for more firearms horses and cannons, as well as learning their naval technology (why not display correctly my southward expansion on the map?)
    • Because your expansion there wouldn't be so fast, with the fact that you also were expanding north until recently?
    • Also, how come the semi-divine Sapa Inca will lose all the privileges and become a mundane Emperor which the people will most likely hate for just good relations with Burgundy? It's like a King of England converting to Islam for lower trade prices. Won't happen.
  • Milan achieves to maintain religious chaos down. William X takes advetadge of this quietude to improve Milan's roads, ports and other devices of public infrastructure.
  • Genoa continues exploration.
  • Asti builds up infrastructure.
  • Montferrat build up infrastructure.
    • ​Bauglir asked me to post for him.
  • Stephen II of England dimisses Members of Parliament suspected for heresy, something they know is a sign of soon attacks by the Inquisition. Havenporth keeps exapnding another 800 sq km, and a new settlement is built on OTL Montserrat, which is called Princeporth. The settlement of OTL Valdes Peninsula, A.K.A. Saint Petroc, expands 200 sq km.
  • Calais builds up its military. The things seem to calm down, though tensions secretly raises in the streets.
  • In Lorraine, Lorenzini has achieved some kind of peace after eliminating all his rivals. Now he plans his next move against the rival Duchy of Strassburg and to gain more adepts to his new religion. Röist keeps visiting Switzerland, to commands the main forces of Kappelianism and galluranism, though secretly.
  • Puricelli meets the Prince, the Supreme Council of Inquisition, the Council of Lord-Merchants and the Parliament of England, including the King. Though with some opposition, which he begins to suspect from, he dissolves the Chapter-General and anounces that he will retain the Princely Prerrogatives and all powers until the Emperor declares the uprising ended, or until a new Grand Master must be elected, whatever happens first. However, the Supreme Council of Inquisition still remains, and assumes some of the powers of the former Chapter-General. Guiliano d'Alfons sees this as an opportunity to present himself as a good ruler, against Puricelli, in his ambitions to rise to Grand-Mastership, somes Lorenzini, Lawrence and the other Shadow Members use for their advantadge.
    • My settlements of Havenporth (Puerto Rico), Saint Petroc (Valdes Peninsula) and my expansion on Saint Patrick (East Falkland) remain unshown in the map. Still, thanks for adding Lorraine ^^.
    • I would have added Lorraine if I had known where it was. And, it may be surprising, but the Falklands are big on the map. It won't be easy to take all of it, particularly having to divide expansion between two colonies.
    • Isn't your Valdés settlement a bit too far to be part of your Falkland colony?
    • Is it? If you consider it is too far could I transfer the settlement to other place, like Tierra del Fuego or somwhere in the Patagonia?
    • It might be. I don't know for sure, but I would recommend it to be a little bit to the south.
    • So far away from your country...
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the surrounding islands in the archipelago. Oman is also becoming increasingly concerned with the violent Ethiopian menace to the south of the Caliphate attacking Adal, so Oman starts calling for action to be taken against Ethiopia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 15,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its infrastructure focusing on newer territory as the province expands inland by 10,000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to give people in the province better jobs and lives, and to make them happier about Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy. Koli sailors begin planning an expedition around the Indian Ocean to find any more nations for the Caliphate to trade with, new lands and to try discover the rumoured southern continent of Terra Australis Incognita.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military. They meet with Bengal to discuss another war against Hindustan but this time having the Caliphate do more warring.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their infrastructure and expands 8000 sq km to the northwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam following the conversion programme, these numbers are larger than last year as the devout Christian dissidents are without leadership and losing say in the region.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure focusing on the newly conquered territory is developed. East Qoyunlu expands 11,000 sq km north into the warring horde territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's infrastructure is built up. Crimea continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy, with a lot of focus on building more port towns so the province can easily trade overseas.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its military to stop the province having to rely so much on other provinces for military aid.
  • Hindustan has a new leader on the throne. The son of the former Maharaja and Maharani, he leads Hindustan and the nation to its west in a dynastic union. Can anybody find out the name of the state, it seems like no one has bothered? The country also begins to come out of isolation, after years of retreating to inside their borders and focusing on rebuilding. Hindustan sees a new era of invention and traveling. Missionaries head out with explorers to help see them the light. The ships land on Kedah, and soon focus on vassalising the Kingdom to suit the needs of Hindustan. Meanwhile, the colony in South Africa is expanded by 200 km inland due to a new wave of colonists. Cannons and rifles are heavily updated and refitted into castles and defensive positions in the country. They begin to see the Caliphate as troublesome, a country which will not stop its conquering. The country begins another rallying up.
    • The talk page says you can only colonise in 1532.
    • I'm pretty sure it said I could colonise Africa from the beginning and America only in 1532?
      • No, you can colonise Africa in 1532 and America thirty years later
  • Muscovy attacks the Khanate to the South of the Sibir (around the Caspian) which have been defeated and annexed partially between Muscovy and Novgorod, with 15% remaining as a vassal. The Forces of Muscovy, already tired after six years of warfare begin to grumble, but this doesn't have an adverse affect on the first few battles. The 20-year plan is exactly on track. Usage of Gravity knives, adopted from Novgorod, begins, along with the first cannons filled with gunpowder are fired (according to wikipedia, I am approximately five to ten years ahead, but that's allowed according to the rules), causing more damage when they hit and breaking up the cavalry charges.
    • Occupy this year, annex and treaty next year would be the best way to go ... the occupation zones will be the annexed territory for each state. This way, it will still be two years of war. After all, we did not invade on the 1st of January, causing the end of the war to drag onto 1522 to stay in line with algorithm for victory.
  • Poland continues to develop the economy and the infrastructure, opening several new states owned banks and continuing on the Great Polish Road.
  • Papal States: Despite his seemingly perfect health, the Pope dies of natural causes in early February. Prayers go out across the States and even Provence for the Pope, especially for his anti-heresy efforts. A Bavarian-born Pope is elected, Ludwig August (my first fictional Pope!), and is named Pope Fabian II. He hopes that knowing the peoples and the values of Bavarians will help him appeal to them, and perhaps better destroy the heretic preaching of Kappel. He welcomes the Scandinavian queen and her new heir. He is pleased at the efforts of most Catholic nations to prevent Kappelianism, though is upset that some nations are freely allowing the spread of the heretic words. Plans to convert Muslims in Morocco are put to rest until the Pope can better control the heresy. As well, the Pope wishes to instill religious restrictions upon colonists venturing into the New World, so that Natives who are being converted have faith in the One True Religion and not the heresy. Though it may be very unlikely at the time being, the Pope hopes to one day be able to meet with Native leaders to be able to ensure the Pope is the closest man to God, and that if they walk in the footsteps of Christ, they will truly meet their heavenly father.

1522

The ruling family of Hesse marry into the major noble family of Wolfenbuttel. The two states merge together via this dynastic union to create the United Duchy of Hesse-Wolfenbuttel. Wolfenbuttel joins Hesse by allying with Lauenburg's ruling family too. It is suspected that the rulers of Hesse-Wolfenbuttel and Lauenburg may have pro-Kappel sympathies, for they have started to not enforce the Papal Ban on Kappelist writings.

The Fulani expand to the uncontrolled territory to the southwest of the country. Wolof expand north into this territory to stop the Fulani from getting it all. To stop conflict over the region, Wolof and the Fulani sign a border agreement formally splitting up the territory and by the end of the year the two nations control all of their respective parts of this formerly lawless territory. Meanwhile, Gabu expands into native territory, getting closer to the coast.

The Sultanate of Delhi expands into the remaining parts of Jaunpur following Bengal's recent expansion into the region. Jaunpur is now no more after being split between Bengal and Delhi.

Several minor nobles in Thuringia and northern Bavaria openly declare their support for Matthaus Kappel. The King of Brunswick has ceased to enforce the Papal ban on his writings. Kappel is widely seen as a hero to many people.

Not to mention the fact that Kappel is now living in the Russian Federation... It would make sense that people view Russia as heroes as well due to their offering Kapellians asylum in Baltica.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in Pernambuco, a small fishing village near Olinda appears, being usually referred to as "Arrecife dos navios". Meanwhile, a settlement called Itanhaém is established right next to São Vicente. Two settlements are founded in São Vicente throughout the year. One is founded by Cosme Fernandes in the far south of São Vicente, almost in Paranaguá, on an area that the natives call Marataiama. The settlement itself is called Cananéia, while the other settlement is founded by Sancho Dias on the far north, being called São Sebastião. The area is inhabited by the Tupinambá and the Tupiniquins, with both tribes being separated by a mountain range just north of the settlement. By this time, the feitoria of Enguaguaçu loses importance, and the small administrative area (basically comprising of the feitoria and its immediate surroundings) is absorbed into São Vicente. Farther north, a village called Santa Maria de Belém is established near the feitoria of Pará, but inside its reach. By this time, Pará expands 550 sq km, along the Maranhão river, both to the north, and to the south. Meanwhile, São Vicente expands 350 sq km to the south, efectively connecting its holdings to Paranaguá's. The border between the two is set on the borders of the recently-founded Cananéia. Expansion inland in São Vicente, also happens, with approximately 400 sq km being taken. Meanwhile, Paranaguá expands 200 sq km on the coast. Rio Grande also expands by 200 sq km to the north. Meanwhile, a feitoria is established near an island called Uopanoaçu, though not on the island, as it is said to have aggressive natives. (OTL Maranhão). Cabo Frio expands 350 sq km, while in Antília, Santo Amaro starts to expand to territory of natives, apparently called Nausetes, expanding 200 sq km, while Santa Inês continues to expand into Amapanoague teritory, expanding 250 sq km. The settlement at Fernão do Pó expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile, in Açores, particularly on the island of São Miguel, Lagoa is elevated to a village, but six months later, the village of Vila Franca do Campo is destroyed by an earthquake.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. War continues against the 琉球國 (Ryūkyū Kingdom) and is ended by mid-year; the land gained from them is turned into the 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom), a Vassal state. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km. Satomi Fukuzō becomes governor of 東海道 (Tōkaidō) and that colony expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military and expand its colonies. Meanwhile, a separate extension of Neu Berlin is started alongside the coasts of Neu Prussia (OTL New Jersey). More Kappelians are rounded up, but Wilhelm jails them instead of executing them out of mercy. However, the most outspoken and radical Kappelians are executed. Wilhelm's oldest son Frederick is searching for a wife. He is seventeen years of age.
  • In Luxembourg, Duke Louis VI continues to expand the army. He offers his daughter Anne to Frederick.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the surrounding islands in the archipelago. Oman sends military aid to Adal to help fight off the violent Ethiopia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 16,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy by developing the newer territory as the province expands inland by 8000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to give people in the province better jobs and lives, and to make them happier about Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy. Koli sailors decide upon the route of their expedition around the Indian Ocean and they set about building the fleet to do so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military. They meet with Bengal to discuss war strategies to fight Hindustan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their infrastructure and expands 8000 sq km to the northwest.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure focusing on the newly conquered territory is developed. East Qoyunlu expands 11,000 sq km north into the warring hoard territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up as Crimea attempts to stop the flow of refugees pouring into Crimea from Nogai. After hearing harrowing tales from the Nogai refugees, Crimea denounces the Russian invasion for being cruel and barbaric. Crimea sends supplies to Nogai to try to help them indirectly against Russia but while not getting fully involved.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy, with a lot of focus on building more port towns so the province can easily trade overseas.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its military to stop the province having to rely so much on other provinces for military aid.
  • Muscovy continues the war on the Nogai (Is it the Nogai?) crushing their ranks before the might of Russia. Military modernization has peaked, and the army is one of the most efficient on Earth. As a result, economic development is the Priority for the government.
  • Poland continues supplying Muscovy, and is cheered by the conquering of the Sibir. Infrastructure and Economy development continue.
  • Korea continues to amp up their military. They continue to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Zulu King orders the improvement of infrastructure and the military. (Can someone give me a brief run down of what I've missed. Haven't been paying attention to this game).
  • The Russian armies now fully occupy the Sibir Khanate. The Khan, refusing to take the deal, is punished and is shown how the old capital of Sibir, Tyomen, was nearly wiped off the map when it was besieged and burned. Many are killed, and he, being offered his life and an end to the destruction, takes a new deal, which decreases his possessions in favor of Moscow. He is now forced to cede all but 15% of the territory he once owned to the Russian States, join the Russian Federation as the Principality of Sibir, with the option of converting his family to Christianity (which he takes) in the treaty of the Urals. Meanwhile, the Novgorodians decide to officially reorganize their system of governement as it has become too big to handle their direct democracy aspect effectively. The great Veches of Pskov, Kazan,and Novgorod all reach concensus on what should happen: The new system will devied Novgorod into various Namesnechistvos, with each having a central Veche in the "capital". They will have certain rights, but more central decisions will be made by the Novgorodian All-National Assembly, whose members will be elected by the Veches in question with members proportionate to their population. This requires total governement reorganization that will happen within two years of the end of wars and pacification and encorporation of Sibir. This includes a census. The New system will be put on trial for the next 20 years, and if before that any problems arise, Novgorod will revert to its old and very well functional system of governance. Novgorod takes stewardship of the entirety of Sibir to help integrate the nation into the Russian federation, and take temporary control of the Muscovian Sibir for their time at war with Nogai Khanate (also making Khan Batiy of Sibir sign the Minsk treaty as a Principality subordinate to Novgorod). Many people from Sibir convert to Christianity as they believe that God is on the Orthodox Russian's side without any statement from the church. Novgorod declares war on Nogai Khanate to aid Moscow and sends some military regiments to fight alongside it, but nowhere near the level of involvement as war fatigue had not gathered in the two years fighting the other war.
  • Scandinavia continues the expansion of its army and navy. The colonies expand by their apportioned 1000 sq mi. Nya Danmark continues expansion north and Nya Sverige expands south but mostly west. NG heads west. With the Smalnar trading post growing ever more important, the Huron make continuous attacks--disrupting the vital fur trade that dominates the trade posts' economy not just there but farther up the Snavt/Rusalka where the Novgorodians are. King Erik deploys 4000 troops from the garrison in Nya Sverige with several Scandinavian warships out of Hamnoradet sailing into the St Lawrence and docking in Smalnar. In early summer, Scandinavian troops from Ft. Erik in Smalnar march on the Huron. Tobacco continues its mass exportation. The road system is due to end next year, with the final roads being built through Slesvig Holsten. King Erik returns from Novgorod (before the attack) pleased at his meeting with the Grand Prince.(that was me guys, i forgot to log in)AP (talk) 04:19, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Caliphate Provinces of Anatolia, Rumelia, Wallachia, and Candar: Massive military build-up continues. Economic build-up continues as well as industry build-up. A colony is established on Australia's west coast under a private Rumelian companies control. Settlers are offered free land to move to the settlement and dig for gold.
    • I think its a bit early for Rumelia to discover Australia, especially considering how long that journey would take. I can't allow this, too implausible.
    • I agree. I my (non-mod) opinion, Australia shouldn't be "discovered" until the early 1600s, and then only the northern and western coasts. I personally reckon the earliest time for the east coast's discovery should be 1720. Callumthered (talk)
  • ​Saxony: The Elector and his Landtag again petition Burgundy, asking the Duke if he would consider ferrying Saxon colonists to the OTL Bahamas in a similar way to the Brandenburgers ferrying the Bavarians. The Elector sends his congratulations and oaths of fidelity to the new Pope. Largely non-violent suppression of any remnants of Kepelism in Saxony continue.
  • Anhalt: The Prince begins building some small forts on and near the border with Thuringia. This is mainly as part of a general buildup of Anhalt's defensive capabilities, but also in part because of the rise of Kappelism to the south.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop makes a pilgrimage to Rome to swear loyalty to the new Pope. He leaves the country's administration in the hands of a Bishop, but really, it is the Saxon Commissioner who is in control.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • China expands its military. Meanwhile, the Emperor of China passes away. His heir inherits the throne. Naval expansion continues under his rule.
  • The Mayan Empire still struggles under the weight of the plague. However, the casualty rate has decreased due to Russian aid. Orthodox missionaries will be allowed into Chichen Itza as soon as the plague subsides. Meanwhile, the group of settlers names their new home Xaman, meaning north.
  • Burgundy: The Duke continues fighting the Aztec tribes in Central Mexico after their assault at the priest and missionaries sent into Central Mexico to fight the heretics - as the Aztec are referred, while the regent in Burgundy continues the vassalization of Cleves and agrees to Saxony's request to ferry Saxon colonists to the Bahamas Expansion of the colonies of New Antwerp and Brasilea continues both 750 sq mi,
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army is increased.
  • Lanka: The economy continues to thrive.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The economy continues to grow through trade; and in Borneo expansion is still on course.
  • The Hindustani Maharaj begins to send out a new wave of negotiators to cast alliances. They contact the Scandinavians along with making first contact with the Russian Confederation, even though a member nation has already traded with Hindustan. Missionaries continue to be sent to Kedah to keep it in Hindustani/Siamese influence. Cannons and rifles are heavily updated and refitted into castles and defensive positions in the country. The get worry signs from Bengal as well, and receive news that they have allied themselves with a small European country. Roads are built into the country in dynastic union, and army training becomes more rigourous.

1523

Henry, the King of Auvergne, is assassinated by a jilted mistress. He is childless, and there is an argument on who should be chosen as the new King of Auvergne. The former Duke of Toulouse takes the opportunity to seize control over the government. He is crowned as King Jules I of Auvergne. His shaky claim to the throne causes him to abandon Auvergne's claims for the French throne.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) also builds up their military. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
    • The Brandenburgian Expeditionary Fleet asks for exclusive trade rights in the Shogunate above all other European nations, as one of the first nations there on behalf of the entire Holy Roman Empire.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke accepts the trade offer.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in Bahia, a settlement called Cachoeira is founded on the far north of the colony, up a river apparently called Paraguaçu. Meanwhile, the reach of the feitoria in the unnamed area expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile, Pará expands by 450 sq km, while the settlement is experiencing some problems, mostly due to the climate, and Bahia also expands 450 sq km inland. Meanwhile, sugarcane starts to be cultivated on Pernambuco, with the production happening on a similar way as Madeira. Rio Grande also expands 350 sq km north, São Vicente expands 850 sq km inland. Santo Amaro also expands by 400 sq km, and Ceará expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile, in Portugal, calamities continue to happen in São Miguel, with the outbreak of a plague epidemic there. The plague spreads to Faial before the authorities isolate both islands for an undetermined time. However, in Faial, the epidemic isn't as serious as in São Miguel. Meanwhile, the wife of Prince Pedro, Vitória, gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, Dinis of Guimarães dies, and the Duchy passes to his brother, Brás. The economy improves slightly.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army is increased. The Sultan declares the second war against Hindustan, and call for all his allies.
  • Lanka: The economy continues to thrive. The army is ready for war.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The economy continues to grow through trade with Bengal, and in Borneo expansion is still on course. The sultan will send help for the Bengal war.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II expand the outpost on the island of Chiloé, while the Empire expands 1000 km to the north, near the coast.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • The King of Bavaria recovers from his illness after his previous doctor, Dr. Romulous Morris was caught attempting to poison him, he was executed for heresy. The King marches his troops en masse with the Templar Knights and begins to subjugate the people in the north. He orders the military NOT to harm the populace but to eliminate the corrupt leadership in the North and in Thurigia. THe Bavarian Inquisition begins to screen all colonists heading to Novus Bavariaus to ensure they are of the One True Faith. The Inquisition tries Elector Willis of Thuringia for "Open Heretical Thought and a perposeful demonization of the Holy See and the One True Faith. The Pope is expected to travel to Bavaria and hold Mass in the Munchen Cathedral of Sankt Paul. King Adame asks the Pope if he will bless his holy attempt to free his people. Many Kappelians begin to flee North out of Bavaria to save themselves from the Inquisition.
    • Brandenburg suggest that Bavaria exiles all the heretics to a far off land where they can disturb no one and eventually die off on their own.
  • Thuringian nobles as well as the Elector are tried for Heresy. All but the Elector refused to see the Holy Light of God, and were executed. The Elector renounced his claims on Kappelianism, stating he only wanted to help people. The Elector was placed under the authority of the Templar Knights and moved to Karolin for Imperial Questioning. The Acting Elector asks The King and the Pope if Thuringia can become an ecclesiastical state, where the Church leaders are in government, at least for a short time until Kappelianism can be removed.
  • The Imperial Government receives the prisoners from Grand Inquisitor Heinrich of Bavaria, and begins to interrogate further. Emperor Wilhelm asks the High Court to charge and determine Elector Willis' fate. Troops are sent to the effected regions to stabilize the populace. Emperor Wilhelm travelled to Southern Brandenburg to see first hand how Brandenburg is handling the heretics when he was vicously attacked on the road to Berlin by men from the Kappelian group, Knights of the Shadow. The Emperor was taken to St. Marie Hospital in Berlin in grave condition. His entire entourage including High Justices from Bavaria and Venice died. The IRC releases another improvement on gun technology but refuses to disperse it for fear of Kappelian rebels. The IMG begins to secretly smuggle Kappelians to other parts of the world without anyone's knowledge, it become dubbed by some Kappelianists as the "Geheime Express".
    • The Russians offer asylum to Kappelians in the Principality of Baltica and along the Volga (as they have for several years now ... not to mention Russia now harbours Kappel himself)
  • Muscovy annexes the state to the North of the Caspian (I believe it is the Nogai?) completely controlling the entire thing. With the War over, the 20 year plan continues, but it is decided to spend several years developing new tactics, as the current ones are woefully lacking against the Khanate. While the military is thus developed, The Grand Duke (Ivan IV) announces that In order to aid the villagers, new irrigation systems will be dug throughout Muscovy, including the former Nogai.
  • The Hindustanis ask for an alliance with the Moscovites along with the Novgorodians. They also challenge the Bengali to enter their country, because if they do, they will feel the wrath of the Hindustani army. They also hope that by signing alliances with the Russians, they can keep any of the members of the Caliphate from supporting Bengal or attacking Hindustan. Hindustan contacts the Scandinavians to ensure they are ready if the situation for their help arises. The country in dynastic union with Hindustan will support any actions from its union country. All the nations in Hindustan also get ready for defending their motherland from any Bengali invasion, and vow that this war will be different. Cannons and rifles are heavily updated and refitted into castles and defensive positions in the country. The army training, made extremely rigorous, helps keep up troop morale, and the navy gets ready for another defence of its territories.
    • A Brandenburgian trade envoy to Hindustan offers an alliance with the Holy Roman Empire as well as the Russian Federation, as well as special trade rights to Brandenburg.
    • Muscovian diplomats, sent from Central Asia, reach Hindustan and establish a permanent embassy, with naval contact. Alliance agreed. Presumably for Novgorod too.
      • Yes, Novgorod too.
    • The Maharaja gets the first good news for over 20 years, and he quickly allows the alliance to both countries as well as the opening of embassies. They hope things can get off to a good start.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military and expand its colonies. The Chancellor is outraged at the actions of the Caliphate (I hear tell they'll be invadin' one country or the other) and demands that the Empire's major or minor states (one or the other, not both, M. Emperor) supply the invaded. Brandenburg sends a fleet halfway around the world and they go to Japan and ask for exclusive trading rights as one of the first nations to land there. Then they go to Orientalia after getting the answer.
    • Ethiopia.
    • Ah. Thanks.
    • For the record Imp, I never allied with Bengal. So there.
    • Seriously, if you're doing this then the Caliphate will just support any nation around the world, Brandenburg or any one else in the HRE invades. As you can see, this sort of behaviour is petty, meta-gaming and implausible. Hence, I'm striking that part of your post out. It's the 1500s remember, since when was any German state ever interested in Ethiopia during this period in OTL?
    • OK, man. I will agree with the alliance with the HRE (always wanted an alliance with them, as you know).
    • Well you see, this isn't about a German nation. It's really a casus belli for the Chancellor to demand a proxy or full on war against the Caliphate.
    • It is about a German nation, you are a German nation. Plus that is a massive implausigasm of a casus belli. Europe does not get involved in wars happening in eastern Africa in the 1500s as they had no influence in the region.
    • If I were Burgundy or Luxembourg and still the Chancellor, you wouldn't say that. It's like how you play the Caliph and Oman (and some other states?). So yeah. Basically he's just desperate to invade the Caliphate. Anything will do. Even a nation he's never heard of before.
    • Even a nation of (to a 16th Century European) pagan savages? Yeah right. Also I'm not questioning your ability to role-play as the Chancellor, just your implausible actions.
  • The Ethiopians cease their invasion of Adal, and begin development of their military forces. The navy is expanded as part of the plan, and army re-equipped as well.
    • The Caliphate is glad Ethiopia has ceased their senseless attack against Adal. They demand Ethiopia be more peaceful in the future toward Adal.
  • ​Venice continues the construction of the Venetian Cathedral. Meanwhile, the Florentines also wish for a similar building and thus the construction of the Florentine Cathedral begins. A major road upgrade between Treviso and Florence also begins. A small but still significant portion of the Venetian fleet is moved to Florence from where it patrols the Western Med Sea for pirates and vagabonds. Nuovo Venexia expands 500 sq km northward while Nuovo Treviso expands 500 sq km northward, too. A third expedition leaves for Asia with the purpose of establishing permanent ties with the states of Hindustan, China, Manchuria and Japan. I'm back with a new computer, did I miss anything?
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan continues preparing for war against Algeria. At the same time, Mecca continues to be greatly built, with several more mosques and palaces being started this year.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its military and economy, amassing troops on its western frontier.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripolitania continues improving its military, hoping to give help to the Tunisians to a huge level when war with the Algerians erupts. The Tripolitanian Sheik also begins consolidating his own Berber tribes in a model similar to what Hijaz did, hoping to eliminate tribal allegiance and replace it with a national one.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues building Alexandria, starting to base itself on ancient Ptolemaic designs for several areas. The main hope is that Alexandria will become by far the most important city in Africa and hopefully in the western Islamic world. The Nubian tribes to the south are pushed down in hopes of expanding the nation and replaced by Islamic Coptic settlers. This causes a southward expansion of 500 sq km.
  • Alodia expands 3500 sq km north and westward, and begins inheriting small fiefs in Funj's northwestern borders. It is hoped that peaceful expansion into the Funj can continue in this way. Alodia also begins to build its infrastructure up and modernise its military since both are in a deplorable condition.
  • The Caliphal Colony of New Mecca expands by 600 sq km in the River of Hashem, 400 in Wahe Bari and 200 in Bidyit Remenkemi. The first few soldiers are sent there after a few tribal tensions, and are more or less evenly spread out amongst the three colonies-
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues increasing influence in Adal, as well as improving its military in fear of a third Ethiopian invasion of the African nation.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues experiencing its South Arabian boom, with the economy and infrastructure continuing to be increased.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising, especially in Jiddah. In want of the ancient Bedouin armies, the Hijazi government begins improving its military, trying to establish a draft system more similar to that in Egypt.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues to heavily amp up its navy and infrastructure. Jerusalem begins undergoing a period of very large growth as Jewish migrants go there.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues to improve its economy and infrastructure, while putting an effort in maintaining its very large and powerful navy updated. Europe-friendly approaches continue in hopes of larger trade, leading to the huge population and economy boom to continue.
  • Saxony: Using Burgundian ships promised last year, a group of some three hundred settlers and soldiers sail for the OTL Bahamas. They are led by the former Chief-Constable, who has been given the title of Governor. They establish a settlement on OTL Andros Island. They name the island Neu Anhalt, and the settlement Meissen. The Governor claims Neu Anhalt and the surrounding islands for Saxony and the HRE. A fort is built and trade begins with the local inhabitants. Back in Saxony, Keppalism continues to be shunned and work begins on some forts on the northern border.
  • Anhalt: Younger children of minor nobles (Freiherrs and the like) are encouraged to emigrate to Neu Anhalt, where they will be given fiefs as in Europe, which they would otherwise have missed out on. Work continues on the southern border forts and soldiers move into the completed ones.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Bishop returns from Rome, and orders some of his priests to become missionaries in Neu Anhalt. The Archbishop is awarded the Saxon Order of St. Mathilda, since he is the head of state of a Saxon vassal.
  • The Russian forces consolidate their territory in Novai, and Novgorodians withdraw after the annexation at the end of the year. Novgorod continues to solidify its domain in Sibir, and the first systems to set up the all-lands assembly is taking place with the first official Russian census being conducted from 1523-1525. Movement is restricted so as not to count any person twice. The amount of immigrants to Baltica fleeing persecution of Kappelians now has nearly doubled the population of the nation and now makes up a majority prompting Novgorod to declare it a regional religion. The Grand Prince and the Metropolitan of Moscow write a letter to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, in essence saying that an Orthodox Tsar needs an Orthodox Patriarch, essentially asking for independence from the Greek church (although I do not see why this would be a problem because of how Orthodoxy works). A new economic plan is put in place and work on trading with other nations is done. Military is recuperating from wars.
  • Scandinavia continues its war on the Huron, making great strides but not many as territory is generally not known. As a consequence of exploration coming from the war, the colony of New Sweden expands by 1000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the surrounding islands in the archipelago.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 16,000 sq km. The military is amped up as more battles are being fought to speed up expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy by developing the newer territory as the province expands inland by 6000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to give people in the province better jobs and lives, and to make them happier about Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy. Koli sailors continue to build the expedition fleet, but decide to hold off the expedition until the Hindustan-Bengal war is over in case the expedition ships get caught up in the cross-fire.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military. They meet with Bengal to discuss war strategies to fight Hindustan as Deccan plans to launch its own strike into Hindustan creating a two front war for Hindustan to defend against.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military as tensions rise in Asia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its military. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up. Crimea calls for the Caliphate to protect more of the Central Asian Muslim states from Russian aggression in the future.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military, with much focus on the navy and artillery corps.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its economy as the former Ak Qoyunlu territory is built up and developed.
  • Milan: the religious problems continue down. Ludovico dies and his brother Ascanio Sforza steals the Crown from his nephew (Ludovico's son) Guido Sforza, who is only 12 years of age.
  • Genoa continues exploration of Africa. An outpost is built in OTL Freetown.
    • Portugal already controls the area since the 1460's.
  • Asti builds up military.
  • Montferrat build up infrastructure.
  • The Mayan Empire is still bogged down by the plague. The oligarchy decides to take this time to reinforce the current territory.
  • Naples: The continuing occupation of Granada gradually. The colony in Panama expands farther 250 km, the facility in OTL Limon, Costa Rica, also expands. Meanwhile, Sacramento Colony expands 300 km, and OTL Porto Alegre, and the other, Mar del Plata OTL also expands 300 km.
  • Savoy: The crown continues to trade with Africa and strengthens their factories, in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta, and Kongo river mouth.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy.
  • Castilla make the colony of Oro Province expands farther 200 km, while Trinidad and Tobago is fully occupied; Colony of Amazonas Province expands another 300 km, and the establishment in Sao Luis OTL.
  • Austria's economy continues to increase with the presence of banks in their territory.
  • Salzburg increases the local army.
  • Tyrol continues building programs throughout the Duchy.

1524

The Uyghur Khaganate officially reunites the lesser Khanates that had sprung up in the eastern provinces of the former Kazakh-Mongol Khanate. The Khanate of Khiva stabilizes in its current territory, which is conveniently the territory closest to the capital of Khiva.

The Sultanate of Turnate expands into the islands which are rebelling away from being a Majapahit vassal state. As Ternate takes over the northern set of rebelling vassal states, the southern vassal states unite to form the Buddhist Kingdom of Tanimbarkai. Meanwhile, Majapahit firmly re-establishes its dominance over its other vassals to ensure that they don't rebel away too.

Luba is stabilized as a new King comes to power, uniting the quarrelling tribes of Luba.

The southern Zapotec city states in OTL Costa Rica unite to form the Mangue confederation. The stable Zapotec Kingdom begins the process of reclaiming lost territory.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) also builds up their military. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Not much of not happens on Portugal, except for the plague on São Miguel.Faial ceases to be isolated, but the same doesn't happen with São Miguel. This all obviously hinders the reconstruction efforts planned for Vila Franca do Campo. Meanwhile, Afonso, younger brother of Pedro, receives the title of Count of Ourém, as he only will inherit Bragança on Afonso IX and IV's death. Meanwhile, Brás of Guimarães dies, and the Duchy is returned to the crown. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands by 350 sq km, and in Terra de Santa Cruz, Pará expands 300 sq km, the feitoria between Pará and Ceará expands 250 sq km, and is now known as Tremembé, after the tribe who lives nearby, Ceará expands west by 300 sq km, São Vicente expands inland by 1200 sq km, and Bahia expands 600 sq km.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. The colonies are expanded. Brandenburg sends more Kappelians to Orientalia. Brandenburg begins to trade with Asikaga. Brandenburg is shocked at the recent occurances in Bavaria and Baltica, and an infuriated Chancellor informs the Lord Regent that he is in no way allowed to permit any teachings or actions of Kappelianism whatsoever. In Courland, the border to Baltica is closed in case of Kappelian expansion, and the Navy searches any ships incoming and outgoing from Courland, while the Teutonic Knights patrol the borders of Courland.
    • The Lord-Regent reminds the Chancellor that Bavaria is not a Kappelist State, it is still Catholic and will remain. However, due to the recent loss of the King and the destruction caused by the religous war, the Lord Regent will allow all to freely worship, they will be taxed. The Lord-regent also would like to remind the Chancellor that the Emperor has ordered that there be stability in the region, as for Thuringia, The Lord-Regent can only block access roads to Kappelian travellers, all colonist are properly screened to insure they are Catholic.
    • Give us your Kappelists. We'll send them off to the land of no return.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • King Adame of Bavaria dies after fightening the flu for many years. Much to the surprise of the Society of the Golden Dawn who planned to kill him. With the King dead of natural causes, and his son too young to rule the nobles hold a meetting and elect Thomas Rheinhurst as Lord-Regent until Prince Heinrich coems of age. The nobles, along with the Lord-Regent declare an end to the Kappelian rebellions by allowing Kappelianists to worship freely. The Lord-Regent himelf his a Catholic, but he sees no harm in allowing the peaceful followers of Kappel to worship freely, he institutes Edict 1524, in which he states that "Any religion, not directly offending the State, shall be freely instituted among men. Those not of the Holy Catholic Faith, are allowed to practise thusly, but will be taxed in accordance to population." The nobles go a step further announce lower taxes for Kappelians than for Jews or Muslims. The Lord-Regent bans the use of the Inquisition and orders the Knights Templar to leave all Bavarian holdings. Kappel is told he is free to return to his home. Colonists are still required to be screened before heading to Novus Bavariaus. Printing presses redistribute the pamphlets in the aftermath. With peace finally achieved in Bavaria, the military is expanded and put on high alert for anything. The IMG moves the Eastern Fleet temporarily to Aragon for "repairs", while the western fleet still acts as Bavaria's de facto Expeditionary Navy based in Calais. Novus Bavarius begins the construction of a small naval fleet to aid in colonial efforts.
  • Thuringia elects Gregor Demitt as the Elector-General of Thuringia. Demitt, an outspoken Kappelist begins many government refores including a passage to the State Assembly that will ban the use of violence in any Religous situation. The Knights Templar are banned from the area for 20 years, and the Inquisitstion is disbanded. Thuringia becomes the first Kappelist State. Work begins on expanding trade, particularly in the Caliphate, and provences with a high Kappelian presence like Syria.
  • The Imperial Government listens to the Lord-Regent's request and calls back all Imperial Forces from Bavarian holdings and instead focuses on other potential dangers. Infrastructure is improved. Emperor Wilhelm, still quite ill, travels to see his brother's funeral, before making a trip to Novogrod and then on to Moskovy, before returning to the Imperial Palace in Karolin. Two new justices are elected, one from Savoy, and one from Saxony, to replace the two lost justices from the attack a few years prior. Ihe IRC continues research and launches a nationwide military improvement campaign called the five year infrastructure plan. The Emperor orders by royal decree for all nations in the Empire to cease pursecution of Kappelianists and instead focus on repairing and healing the rifts within the Empire. His Majesty feels there is something much worse ahead. Taxes are slightly raised across the Empire to help pay for repairs to infrastructure. Kappelianists can now travel freely to other parts of the Empire.
  • Papal States: The Pope is pleased to meet with the Bavarian King in his home country, and holds a Mass in his birth city. However, word is given to him this year that the new Bavarian King has removed religious persecution on the heretic Kappelian followers, and falls into depression. He begins to discuss with those a part of the Knights Templar, and urges them to continue the Inquisition to free Europe from the heresy threatening to destroy all of Europe. The Pope begins to freely discuss with the people of Rome and Provence what Kappel's false teachings can cause, including a greater schism, mass civil wars, and a Second Holy War with the Caliphate that could plunge all of Europe into a greater heresy, Islam. He wishes to meet with the leaders of the Italian League to discuss progress and any problems that the Pope may work on in the Peninsula, and perhaps a meeting with members from the Holy Roman Empire to try to stop the growing threat. By Christmas, the Pope and the Church hold Mass in Rome, and the Pope announces that he has spoken with Christ, the Lord Himself. He explains that Jesus the Messiah has expressed his concern within Europe, that Kappel, an imitator of Christ himself, has caused great discontent for the Kingdom of Heaven. He says that if Kappel's heresy replaces the religion of European states, there will be no one to personally discuss with Jesus and the Good Lord.
  • The Riga-Minsk/Pskov-Novgorod-Kazan Road plan is complete, and a plan to extend it to Sibir is made and will start after the census
  • Upon hearing news of the Papal words on Kappel, Alexandr Boyasin, Grand Prince of Novgorod, bursts into laughter when he hears the Pope's words on Kappel, as he sees the Pope trying to immitate Jesus as the vicar of Christ and views his words as hypocritical (although he keeps this to himself and closest advisors as Poland is a Catholic Nation...), and very much allows Kappelians to travel freely throughout his lands, but encourages them to settle in Baltica as he does not want them to overtake the Orthodox in Novgorod and Prides himself in harboring Kappel from persecution in Baltica. The Nogorodians continue the census in their lands and the military is rebuilt and recuperating. Novgorod works on their trade economy as resources from the Ural Mountains flow into Russia, and rare furs and fish from the Americas and Spices from India. Novgorod wants to make an agreement with Hindustan that Russia shall be the only seller of Indian spices in europe. The trade post in Quebec grows into a small settlement of mostly merchants wanting to control fur trade in the region. A Fishing post is set up in Anticosti Island.
    • Sorry, but Brandenburg and Russia have equal trading rights in Hindustan, but we are above all others.
    • Russia, you forget that the Caliphate has its own lands in India and Europe; we are the main supplier as we can do it much cheaper.
    • So? We can just ask Hindustan to end trade with you. After all, you folks are enemies.
    • No, it was how he put that Russia would be the only seller of Indian spices in Europe. You can trade with anyone if they're willing, I'm just saying Russia isn't the only one and the Caliphate has been doing it for much longer as well. The Caliphate produces its own spices because it has its own territory in India.
    • ^Not really, Hindustan began spice trading with Europe a few years after Portugal landed in India. Plus, we have the capacity to surpass spice production of the deccan, and that is what we do.
    • The Caliphate has been doing it since it was created. Traders from Oman and Co, would go India or Indonesia or wherever, and then sell it to other Caliphate traders who then sell them on to Europe. Plus we get Indonesian spices thanks to our allies like Malacca.
  • The Prince of Baltica converts to Kappelianism, and appoints Kappel himself as his chief social advisor. Nearly half the population in Baltica is now Kappelian, and he officially declares Kappelianism the regional faith in Baltica.
  • The Principality of Sibir recuperates from the war, as the old Khan dies of smallpox and his brother succeeds him. They approve of a road connecting all of Novgorod's lands.
  • The Principality of Pskov updates military.
  • The Scandinavians continue their war on the Huron with great success, making the maximum progress plausible at this point (as the issues with wars on natives is yet to be resolved). Chesapeake pay settlemet expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Burgundy: The Duke continues the fight with the Aztecs. While this, the Colony Brasilea, continues expanding northward 1000 sq km, and the Colony New Antwerp expands eastward 1000 sq km. The military begins increasing and the Italian population continues growing. The increasing population from Orthodox arriving at the Brasilian colony, increases expanding the control of the Burgundians, and forming another settlement separated from the major colony in the north

(near the Spanish one). While this in New Antwerp, the same occurs with the increase of Kappelists fleeing the confliction inside the Burgundian as Catholics begin forcing some Kappelists out of the continental Duchy, some fleeing to New Antwerp and founding a settlement in OTL Cabo de la Vela Called New Charlesopolis. The conflict with the Aztecs continues as well as the start of conflicts against the Tribes of southern New Antwerp as the Muskaas (Muiscas) are found the only peaceful group in central area of Nova Rhenus river.

  • Saxony: More settlers immigrate to Neu Anhalt, including some Kappelists. The settlement expands, and trade with the natives commences. The Elector, tired of the effort required to crush the Kappelists, issues a decree similar to that of Bavaria. Kappelists will be permitted to worship in their homes. However, congregations may not exceed twenty people, and they will be taxed by the government. Catholicism will remain the state religion, and the only really approved of religion. The forts in the North are almost completed.
    • In response, Brandenburg closes off the border with Saxony, and the Teutonic Knights let only Saxon merchants cross the border.
    • Eh? The forts are just part of the overall strengthening of the domains of the Wettin dynasty! Is it not normal to have forts on borders? Saxony has absolutely nothing against Brandenburg. Saxony's Northern border is also shared with Altmark, remember. If you had a problem with forts on our border, you should have brought them up when I began building them last turn. I was unaware there would be such a response.
    • No, it's just the limited Kappelian freedom.
  • Anhalt: Many lesser noblemen immigrate to Neu Anhalt, and are given "Herrschafts" there. The Prince, unlike his cousin, continues persecuting the Kappelists, but can see why his cousin made his decision. The border forts in the south are completed, and troops are stationed in them.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: For obvious reasons, the Archbishopric does not follow Saxony in allowing free worship of Kappelism.
  • Venice continues to combat Kappelism and continues to succeed, merchants and other travellers bring back the ideas but they do not take hold as Venice and Florence are satisfied with the current state of the Papal States and the Christian Church. Venice continues to expand its navy and the colonies of Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia both expand by 500 sq km. Venice establishes a trade post south of Mayan territory in OTL Nicaragua and will support the Mayans in a conflict against the Zapotec City States if Venice can gain the southern portion. The Grand Venetian fleet arrives in Hindustan in order to negotiate alliances but they are horrified to discover that the Caliphate reaches as far as India and is currently at war with Hindustan. Two small fleets are sent back to Europe with this news while the main fleet sails to China after offering Hindustan an alliance.
    • Hindustan accepts and asks Venice if it can do anything to help Hindustan survive this devastating war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the surrounding islands in the archipelago.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 16,000 sq km. The economy is built up to fuel the expansion of the province and to make use of the new land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy by developing the newer territory as the province expands inland by 6000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to give people in the province better jobs and lives, and to make them happier about Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy. Koli sailors finish building the expedition fleet, and now wait for the Hindustan-Bengal war to end to stop the expedition from being targeted by Hindustani ships.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military. Deccan launches its own strike into Hindustan creating a two front war against Hindustan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military as tensions rise in Asia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's economy is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military, with much focus on the navy and artillery corps.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its economy as the former Ak Qoyunlu territory is built up and developed.
  • Muscovy continues updating the military strategies, as well as expanding the cities of Ivangrad and Muscovy. As Tensions grow, some pressure the Grand Duke to bring an issue of war to the Grand Council. However, he refuses citing the non-aggression treaty that expires next year. The navy continues, as ever, to be expanded.
    • Which tensions?! You European nation players have been stating "Tensions" when we have not done anything against Christianity since the Great War. This is just a lot of metagaming.
    • How would it be metagaming? And there are tensions. The Caliphate seems to be getting ready to expand into lands the Russians want and the Russians have made it clear where they will be expanding, so yeah, there would easily be tensions.
      • How is Algeria a land the Russians want?!
      • You aided the Nogai against Russia, despite our non-aggression agreement, that is where tensions with Russia should come from in my opinion -Lx
      • Oh, come on! Are you serious? You effing aid our enemies in a war against us and expect there not be any tensions? I mean, perfectly within the treaty- if the HRE declared war on you, we'd militarily support them too- but you'd be pissed at us, right?
  • Poland updates the military weaponry and strategy as tensions grow. Due to the nonaggression Treaty, it is agreed by Tsar Andrej I that Russia shall not violate the non-aggression treaty, and shall not enter any conflict with the Caliphate until one year after it expires, if at all - the Great Holy war is regarded with trepidition still. The Economy continues to be developed.
  • Naples: The continuing occupation of Granada gradually. The colony in Panama expands farther 250 km, the facility in OTL Limon, Costa Rica, also expands. Meanwhile, Sacramento Colony expands 300 km, and OTL Porto Alegre, and the other, Mar del Plata OTL also expands 300 km.
  • Savoy: The crown continues to trade with Africa and strengthens their factories, in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo River mouth.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy.
  • The Hindustanis send off a message of desperation to Brandenburg through a small fleet of ships. They also send a message to the Scandinavians for any help or supplies they can send as well. The Venetian ships are told of the Hindustani plight and hope something can be done. The Hindustani defences are put to the test, and because of the two front attack have lost some land to the enemies. However, as more defences are built, many fronts have been stabilized. As their alliance signing with the Russians proved to be of no use, they ask the Russians to try to threaten the Caliphate in stopping its member countries from aiding Bengal. Troops are better trained before being sent to the front in both union countries and the navy continues supplying troops efficiently and helping to cut off aid from Brunei. More trading is done so that funds can be brought in for the war effort and spice ships continue their selling. A fleet to Ethiopia is sent to ask for their help as we face the same problems. In a more covert way, they fund rebel Shia and Kurds to try to create problems for the Caliphate in their core territories and to distract them from Hindustan. How can I get Siam and Mahajapit to help me when both of their players aren't here anymore?
    • Upon receiving the news, the Hindustani fleet and a Brandenburgian fleet travel to Orientalia, where the four fleets stationed there go to Hindustan. Meanwhile, one fleet stays in Orientalia, although they begin to attack the coast of Bengal Orientalia.
    • Novgorod sends some supplies and lends part of their South Atlantic Trade Flotilla to Hindustan.
  • The Mayan Empire is still dealing with the effects of the plague. The Mangue are not considered a threat, but soldiers are moved to the border, just in case. The settlement in Xaman expands by 5 km.
  • Milan: the religious problems continue down. Ascanio Sforza start a program to biuld up the army.
  • Asti builds up military.
  • Montferrat build up infrastructure.
  • Genoa: The north of the Island Bioko is under Genoan control, the outpost between Akan and Oyo receives 300 hundred followers of Kappel guilty of religious violence and convicted to penital servitude. The navy continues growing up, more ships are constructed and more barques are put in service.
  • Castilla make the colony of Oro Province expands farther 200 km, while Trinidad and Tobago is fully occupied; Colony of Amazonas Province expands another 300 km, and the establishment in Sao Luis OTL.
  • Austria's economy continues to increase with the presence of banks in their territory.
  • Salzburg increases the local army.
  • Tyrol continues building programs throughout the Duchy.
  • Montferrat build up infrastructure.
  • The Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan delays intentions of invading the Algerian nation after the war with Hindustan, instead sending his support to the troops in the East. However, Mecca continues to be built. Trade with other nations, especially the sultanates to the East, begin to improve.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its army and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli also continues improving its navy and army, trying to help Tunis in future wars.
  • Construction of Alexandria in the Caliphal Province of Egypt continues, while Alexandria also continues to expand by 750 sq km in the south, cuntinues to push Nubian tribes southward.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its economy and army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues its huge economic and demographic boom, as well as continuing to improve its military and establish pro-Western policies, establishing relatively low tariffs for European traders buying spices in the west in hopes of weakening Hindustani trade. (Would this count as economic aid to the Muslim India?)
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising its population and improving a new citizen military.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen sends very small economic aid to the Indian Muslims. influence toward Adal continues in fear of Ethiopia also declaring war against the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues improving its economy and undergoing its boom. Small economic aid is sent over.
  • Alodia expands by 4000 sq km north and westward, and continues inheriting northern Funji fiefs.
  • The Caliphal Colony of New Mecca expands by 750 sq km in the River of Hashem, 350 in Wahe Bari and 150 in Bidyt Remenkemi.

1525

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The King of Brunswick announces that he has converted to Kappelist Christianity, and he bans Catholicism in his lands and confiscates the property of the Catholic Churches. After his declaration, a similar declaration is made by the ruler of Hesse.
'Is Brunswick in the HRE? If it is, imma have to open a sea of ************* and you know I gon' do it, too. (Western accent.)'
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Soon, some Clans begin rebelling against the Ashikaga rule, this includes the Satomi Clan. More clans plan to rebel and control their own areas. This marks the beginning of the Sengoku Era. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) also builds up their military. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Castilla make the colony of Oro Province expands farther 200 km, while Trinidad and Tobago is fully occupied; Colony of Amazonas Province expands another 300 km, and the establishment in Sao Luis OTL. The King meets his word and travels to Savoy to marry the inheriting Princess of the Kingdom of Naples/Savoy.
    • The marriage is celebrate with joy
  • Austria's economy continues to increase with the presence of banks in their territory.
  • Salzburg increases the local army.
  • Tyrol continues building programs throughout the Duchy.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the plague continues on São Miguel, but the reconstruction of Vila Franca do Campo continues. Meanwhile, Santa Inês expands 50 sq km, Santo Amaro expands 300 sq km, now almost connecting itself with Santa Inês, with only a strip of Ampanoague territory separating them. Meanwhile, in Terra de Santa Cruz, Tremembé expands 200 sq km, and a settlement called Nazaré is established there, to strenghten the position of the area. Meanwhile, Pará expands 250 sq km, Bahia expands 500 sq km, partly on São Jorge dos Ilhéus. Meanwhile, Nhoesembé expands 250 sq km, and in Espírito Santo, a village is established on the mainland. It is called Vila Nova do Espírito Santo, as the original Vila Nova do Espírito Santo, the capital of the area, is known now as only Vila do Espírito Santo, colloquially; both are Vila Nova and Espírito Santo, respectively. Paranaguá expands 350 sq km, and São Vicente expands 1100 sq km. Meanwhile, an heir to the heir of Portugal is born, and is called Dinis. Meanwhile, Urraca finally establishes a penalty for Kappelianist found in Portugal: fining, and exile, in more serious cases, such as refusing to pay such fine, and other situations that still are undefined, and because of those indefinition, the penalties don't come into effect until such situations are defined. The law ends up only coming into effect in the late year, and badly worded, as it wasn't finished yet.
  • Byzantium continued with their old projects, and increases its fleet, in addition to constantly improving the military.
  • Scotland's economy continues to grow this year. King James III states that anyone found supporting the words of Kappel will be executed in Scotland. James' cousin Charles Stuart, ruler of Edinburgh, is less opposed to the idea of a new religion, although he remains a loyal Catholic with several clashing ideas against Kappelism.
  • In Poland, Tsar Andrej I officailly makes Kappelianism legal throughout the Federation. Though the Nonaggression Pact expires this year, the Tsar decides that, if it is to be renewed, it should be fully discussed first. The Military and economy continue to be worked on.
  • Muscovy continues to update the military and economy. All Kappelianists from the rest of Europe are welcomed to Muscovy with open arms, and given land in the recently conquered Nogai lands. As a result, the population begins to climb, as thousands flee to Muscovy.
  • China continues to expand its military, especially its navy. Early drafts for a settlement on Huǒshān are sent to the Emperor of China, but many plans are dubbed 'unrealistic'. An entrepreneur by the name of Ka Huang wants to see Huǒshān prosper. He begins working on a realistic plan to colonize Huǒshān. The plan, nicknamed the Relay Plan, involves setting up small outposts along the various Pacific Islands on the way to Huǒshān. In the meantime, an overzealous Chinese explorer sets sail to discover lands beyond Huǒshān.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy. Great strides are made on the Huron, with General Harald Borgenhuis reporting that the war should end in a couple years as the Indians are rather elusive and the space is large. Nya Sverige expands south and west while Nye Norge expands west both, one by 500 the other by 250. Nya Danmark expands by 250 sq mi north. After a difficult series of North German winters, the road through Denmark and Slesvig Holsten has been completed, and thus King Erik's road system comes to a close. Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Turku, Copenhagen (through ferry), Jyelland, and Slesvig-Holsten are now connected in an impressively efficient way. National unity is at its highest and King Erik is extremely proud. Military aid is sent to ally Hindustan. Expeditions, though they spent three extra years in Africa and Asia+India, return to Stockholm at years end. The African expedition returned with maps of southern and eastern Africa. The Asian expedition returned with news +maps from Hindustan, as well as news of a nation known to the Scandinavians as Japan. Ft Erik in Smalnar is resupplied by a ship from the Bukten Sverige following a Huron raid. The Saalskap av Bukten Erik company, free of the government as a lawful private company, continue their actions.
    • Question: Who owns the Maldives?
    • No one has conquered the region, mainly because it is off the map so people forget the Maldives are there. Therefore the native Muslim sultanate would still be in control of the islands. They are a trading nation so if you do invade, expect to piss off many of the Maldives' trading partners across the Indian ocean.
  • Brandenburg is excessively shocked at the recent Kappelist-biased event around Europe and the Chancellor/Prince Elector falls into a state of depression, as he is a devout Catholic, and Kappelists had murdered his father and uncles. Meanwhile, the military is built up and the colonies expand as much as possible. More and more Kappelists are sent packing to Orientalia, but many of them are sent on suicide mission fighting with Hindustan. All people are screened before coming in or out of Brandenburg and Courland, as well as in Aragon by order of the King. (He is the King, after all, even though I am not the player.) Meanwhile, Wilhelm begins a ruthless campaign against Kappelism. His Interior Minister, Johann von Steuben, flees Brandenburg but not before announcing that he is Kappelist. An expedition sent from Neu Prussia discovers an aged Ludwig Max and a small settlement surviving a bit north of the colony. He willingly agrees to merge the settlement which he leads (called Neu Brandenburg) with Neu Prussia (which is just a part of Neu Berlin).
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • Milan continues working in the economy.
  • Asti build up the military.
  • Montferrat build up infrastructure.
  • Genoa: the outpost in Boiko continues growing and some merchants move to Africa, the outpost between Oyo and Akan grows even more. Both of them receive groups of criminals and african slaves to continue building.
  • Venice is concerned by the radical Kappelism movement in the Central HRE and Doge Barozzi prepares to leave the HRE should there be any large scale Kappelist movements into Bavaria, Austria or the Italian States. Venice works on its navy and receives news that the Caliphate is massing its forces in India to invade Hindustan. Venice approaches the governments of Russia, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Scandinavia, Castille, Byzantium, England and the other Italian States in order to persuade them to open a second and third front to divide the Caliphate forces and maybe break up the ever expanding Caliphate. Nuovo Venexia expands by 900 sq km as people flee from the potential conflict in Europe while Nuovo Treviso only grows by 100 sq km thanks to rough weather blocking ships. The docks in Nuovo Treviso are completed and the area is set to become a major trading centre as scouts travel upstream identifying rich lands. The outpost in Guatemala is expanded to a permanent base of 500 people and the alliance offer to the Mayans is resent along with the offer to divide the remaining Zapotec states between Venice and Maya. The Venetian expeditionary fleet arrives in Hangzhou where several diplomats are dropped off with gifts for the Emperor of China. Venice hopes to ally with this Asian power and combat the spread of the Caliphate.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II gets sick from a strange disease. The Empire, meanwhile, continues to expand, 1000 km to the south, in successful military campaigns thanks to broad support of Naples. The occupation of the island of Chiloe is total. The new religion is growing rapidly among the people, but binds with various local beliefs, which gives an approach more particular and fervent. Meanwhile the Princess Cousi travels to Naples to get married.
    • We receive your Princess very happily.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The sultan commands the troops and win great battles against the forces of Hindustan, seeing that everything goes as planned. The fleet eliminated almost all of the enemy fleet with the support of the forces of the Caliphate. The war is coming to an end.
  • Lanka: The provincial army enthusiastically supported the war in the sub continent and the victories increase the morale of all the soldiers.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: Sultan continue sending military aid to Bengal, and hopes that victory is decisive. Meanwhile expansion in Borneo continues with other 4000 km, and also in Philippines.
  • Saxony: The Elector is appalled at the recent events in Brunswick, and complains to the Emperor and the Pope. He is, however, not going to go to war with Brunswick ... at least, not at the moment. The "freedoms" given to the Kappelists last year are taking their toll, since as no one wants to pay the tax, Kappelism loses ground, which was, after all, the Elector's plan. More settlers settle in Neu Anhalt.
  • Anhalt: Some more settlers settle in Neu Anhalt. The army begins to roll out new muskets (but the majority of the army is still equipped with pikes, like in the OTL English Civil War).
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop is appalled at the recent events in Brunswick. Many Catholics fleeing Hesse are given safe haven in the Archbishopric, and many join the ranks of the Archbishop's army.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Candar, Anatolia, Rumelia, and Wallachia: Military and economic buildup continue.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the surrounding islands in the archipelago.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 16,000 sq km. The economy is built up to fuel the expansion of the province and to make use of the new land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy by developing the newer territory of the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to give people in the province better jobs and lives, and to make them happier about Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli sailor's expedition fleet sets sail to Socotra after the Hindustani navy threat in the area was destroyed.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan continues to wage war against Hindustan, with Deccan military generals calling upon other Caliphate provicnes to send military aid to help defeat Hindustan once and for all.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its economy, and they send diplomats and soldiers to train up the Khanate forces and form alliances to help stop the Russians expanding into central Asia, as to maintain the current status quo in Asia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its military. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military, with much focus on the navy and artillery corps.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its military after the Ak Qoyunlu politicians and generals stage a coup against the Caliphate government in the province this year. The coup is defeated and the Ak Qoyunlu supporters are massacred, ending the opposition to the Caliphate's rule in the region.
  • The Lord-Regent begins a series of religious reforms, aimed at giving limited rights to Kappelists, Jews, and Muslims. He begins gaining wide support for His efforts. Johann Von Steuben, former Internal Minister of Brandenburg flees to Bavaria where he is given a temporal postition of keeping the peace in the Kingdoms different religions. The Lord-Regent sends his condolences to Frederich and states, "not all Kappelist, are murders or vagabonds. As a devout Catholic, and Christian, I believe we should show Christ's love to all. You wish there be no more violence? Then stop oppressing them and others. Institute reform, make it safer. Bavaria is still a Catholic nation, but we now tolerate all Her peoples religions. We haven't had a single uprising in the two years reforms have been in place. People are content. Diplomats travel to the Caliphate to renew the Bavarian-Caliphate Non-Aggression Treaty and to establish solid trade via the IMG to Syria. The Lord-Regent travels to England and then Calais, attempting to garner support for religious tolerancy before traveling to meet the Pope. While there, the Lord-Regent reiterated his commitment to the Holy See, and expressed his wish to "show Christ's love to all. One does not do that with the sword." Diplomats are sent to Milan and Genoa to begin the work of setting up a stable religious tolerancy. Kappelist author Hermann Von Feigelien(yes Feigelien) begins to praise the new administration's work. a small group of disgruntled Catholics from the Adame regime begin to plot the Regent's death, and blame it on Kappelist radicals. The military is expanded.
  • Thurignia declares itself as an official Kappelist nation, but allows religious tolerancy as there are still many Catholics. The government is immediately institute to keep radical elements from both sides to gain any hand. Thuringia cancels trade deals with Brandenburg, citing the heavy handed violence against innocents and asks that Frederich re-consider his overly hostile stance. The Great Library of the HRE begins construction, it is hoped to be the largest library in the world upon its completion. The military is expanded and put on high alert.
  • The Imperial Government appoints Dieter Rosenberg as Regent Tempore, after Emperor Wilhelm falls deathly ill. Many do not expect him to live much longer. Many speculate that he is dying of a broken heart more than anything, as his wife and brother were taken by radical extremists, and he failed to keep His nation's religion pure. There are reports than when awake, he will sob uncontrollably over the loss of his wife, who was killed in a violent Catholic/Kappelist uprising in Karolin. She was accidentally killed by a Catholic zealot, who mistook her for a Kappelist. The Emperor, of course, promptly executed the accused. The military is put on high alert due to the "rising tensions" that Brandenburg and Russia say exist in the Caliphate. The military is expanded.
  • Stephen II of England meets the Lord-Regent, along Nikolai Dragovich (a Russian-English mercer and Prince-Merchant of the Liverymen) and other high dignataries. He is still a Catholic, and a pretty orthodox one, so he rejects all posibilites of allying with any heretic nations. However, Dragovich and his partners, mainly Ulrich Röist from Switzerland and Thomas Cromwell, a Member of Parliament for the Commons of the Realm, meet the Lord-Regent in secret. They tell him that the King is not spected to live much longer, and his children are not popular enough in England to arise to power easily. They plan a rebellion as soon as the King dies, and they already control most of the Government, including the Royal Army and Navy. So they say that Bavaria can count England as an ally. Meanwhile, Lord Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, a strong Catholic and ally of the Inquisition, is placed by the King, by counsel of Cromwell, as Governor-General of Saint Patrick, and it expands 1000 sq km in just one year.
  • Constantine of Calais is assassinated while sleeping. The assassins are members of the Order-in-Shadows. The city bursts, and many Kappelian, vouxist and galluranist groups begin to revolt, practicly immersing the city into chaos and anarchy. By midnight of 3rd November, a Legion of the Order of Saint Petroc, commanded by Giambattista Sanseverino, a renowned Knight of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and professor at the University of Rocca Constanza, arrives to the Principality. At his side, Henry, the new legitimate Prince of Calais. They first billet at Artois, but soon they besiege the city. In 7th December, Henry takes the city and gives a speech in the general market. He announces that the Parliament is dissolved and all Acts and Princely Ordinances banning the secessionist forms of Christianity are now repealed. Sanseverino takes control of the police and army, and declares in open rebellion against the Chpater-General, against which's orders he brought the legion to Calais and avoided the city to become ashes.
  • With his army of italian and swiss mercenaries, and the volunteers of Lorraine, Piero Lorenzini and his chancellor, Grand Master of the Order-in-Shadows, Marcello Auriccio, support the rebellion of Sanseverino and expel the Inquisition from Lorraine.
  • Domenico Puricelli attempts to use his absolute powers to call to arms and iniciate a war against the rebels, but he discovers that Guiliano d'Alfons and other members of the less radical wing of the Order planned a coup against him. In 29th December, Otto von Göring, leader of the Knights of Mercy (assassins) attacks his palace and attempts to kill him. Nevertheless, Puricelli scapes, helped by some simaptizers of the Brotherhood of Saint Paul. After a few hours of fight between the three groups (puricellists, d'alfonsists and Knights of Shadow), d'Alfons assumes position of Grand Master pro tempore. He order to immediately bring the forces of the Inquisition to start looking for Puricelli and his supporters. Ramón Duarte de Calatayud, the Archbishop, is executed for supporting Puricelli, who now stands accused of tyranny and mismanaging. The Chapter-General is re organized and the nephew of d'Alfons, Giovanni, son of Giuseppe d'Alfons, a tunisian-italian farmer, is brought to act as new Inquisitor-General.
  • The Mayan Empire begins to recover from the Smallpox epidemic. The number of deaths declines, and people are starting to pick up the pieces of their lives. The settlement in Xaman expands by 5 km
  • Naples: Pedro Altavilla and Veronica Gasti die quietly in their retirement in Sicily. Margarita Altavilla, Princess inherit the Kingdom marries Carlos of Habsburg, King of Castile and Archduke of Austria. The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, and the colonies of Porto Alegre and Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The King receives the Inca Princess Cousi in court and plans a marriage with Otto Wilhelm von Wittelsbach, as both are still ten years of age, and will travel to the New World. The economy is still in development. Religious events in Europe brought many consequences, but the Kingdom of Naples remains Catholic and always will be, but also respects the beliefs of other Kingdoms, and not persecute the believers of this new doctrine, but likewise will have a tax on their property, and their freedoms will be respected. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer. We gave the first ships to make them aware of our navigation and also founded the first European port on the Pacific Ocean: New Naples.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and Strengthens Their factories in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo river mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. At the same time the fleet has many trips to the East Indies and traded extensively with spices, while remaining neutral in the conflict with India which has been heard for travel. Installing a permanent factory in a small island called Singapore, thanks to the generosity of local people, and this is our first contact with Asia formally. Within the Kingdom is allowed the presence of the new doctrine, though a minority, and over 90% of the population remains Catholic. They will pay a small tax, and shall be respected.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Erika Mihajlovic died of a disease, and that saddens the Grand Duke. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean sea, and decided to send a large contingent to support the Order of the Knights of Malta and end once and for all with the occupation of Granada.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan continues improving the city of Mecca, while continuing to send aid to his armies in the East. Whichever Indian Ocean state of the Caliphate can help Deccan is asked to do so immediately. The Caliph also looks for renewal of the non-aggression treaty in Russia.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continus building Alexandria and expands another 500 sq km southward. Small amounts of military aid are sent over to the Deccan.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues undergoing an economic and demographic boom, as well as enacting pro-Western and anti-Hindi relations. The army and infrastructure improve.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its army and navy. The small Judaic boom also continues.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising, beginning to improve its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen sends more money and some troops to the Deccan.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues undergoing boom, as well as starting to send supplies and volunteers to the Muslim India.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli continues improving its navy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis improves its army and economy, hoping to annex Algiers soon.
  • Alodia expands 3500 sq km north and eastward as well as annexing the first 500 sq km of northern Funji land.
  • The Caliphal Province of New Mecca expands 1000 sq km in the River of Hashem, 600 in Wahe Bari and 350 in Met Remenkem.
  • Novgorod develops its military. Meanwhile, the population the trade post in Antillia rises so much that it expands into the surrounding area and an actual farm appears. This prompts the Novgorodians to pass the Colonia law, creating the Novgorodian Armerican Company to oversee the development of the newly founded colony of Kanada, which expands to about 50 sq km. Its name is taken from the Iroquois word for Land. Meanwhile, census is finished and the Novgorodians decide to renaime the all-Lands assembly to simply the Novgorodian Duma. Relative peace and stability has come to former Sibir Khanate.
  • The Zulu Colony in Madagascar is expanded 1000 sq mi north and another 500 sq mi east, adding a total of 1500 sq mi to the colony. The infrastructure of the Zulu Kingdom is improved, while the Zulu Navy asks to purchase two fast sailing vessels from the Caliphate. The Zulu Army begins to build a series of forts along the border to protect the Kingdom from foreign invaders or colonists. Trade relations are sent to Bengal and Hindustan.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.

1526

Nassau, Paderborn and Strassburg make Kappelist Christianity the official religion, restricting the Catholic Church in their territories. Catholics in all of the Protestant German states beg the Holy Roman Emperor to restore Catholicism here through war, as do most other Catholic officials. All rulers of Catholic nations that do not ban this new sort of Christianity are ordered to do so or be excommunicated.

The easternmost parts of the lawless Khanates of Eastern Asia are united by Khan Ochirtu to form the Khanate of Khoshut. Meanwhile, the Zunghar Khanate is formed in the northernmost parts of the lawless Khanate region. The remaining uncontrolled areas of the lawless region are taken over by the Uyghur Khaganate and the Khanate of Akmola.

  • Nippon-koku (temporary name for now) expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Sengoku Era continues in full swing, as the Ashikaga Shogunate has fallen into a Feudal War. The Satomi Clan manages to hold onto their areas, and declare 高知 (Kōchi) the capital for their area; and Satomi Hirozō becomes the head of the clan, and he vows to unite all of Nippon under his rule. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Scottish King James III dies childless. A dispute over who should be the next King begins, with the claimants being Charles Stuart, John Stewart of Orkney and James Stewart ruler of much of northern Ireland. The conflict goes to the Scottish Parliament, which is unable to decide who should be the ruler of the nation. Meanwhile, the military is expanded by all three rulers, in fear that the nation is about to fall into a civil war.
  • The Chancellor is outraged. He declares that any Holy Roman state that recognize Kappelism as its official religion or as an accepted religion is in a state of rebellion against the one true Christian faith, Catholicism, and the full possible might of the Holy Roman Empire may be deployed against them. Any other Holy Roman state found to be aiding them or supporting them in any way shall meet the same fate. Any of these states which might be near to Brandenburg (as I have no idea) including Saxony, Nassau, Paderborn, Brunswick, or Strassburg, and possibly even other states may be subject to this. The Chancellor requests military power from the Emperor (essentially meaning that the Emperor becomes a figurehead and the Chancellor becomes a temporary authoritarian) to end this insert-word-here. Meanwhile, our military is built up and trade ships bring back news that the Asikag Shogunate has collapsed and Brandenburg is sorry that it could not help stabilize Japan. (For if I could, I would send my aircraft carriers and planes to conquer Japan. Influentially, that is.) Colonies expand to the maximum limit (I forget). Wilhelm also realizes that through Mary Stewart he does have a little bit of a claim to the Scottish throne (although Mary here is his great grandmother, he is the eldest son of the eldest son of her eldest son, and Wilhelm only has about 15% of the Scottish blood in him to actually [Henry Cabot] Lodge a claim here) and hopes that the Kappelism will be vanquished quickly enough for him to be able to step into Scotland. (Q: Were females able to inherit the Scottish throne? Because if not, then forget this.) Maxland (OTL Mississippi colony) is offered to Venice for a sum.
  • Venice's colony was there first. There is no Maxland. Also "Neu Prussia" does not exist because another country (Scandinavia) occupies New Jersey's coastline. Besides, you've got more important expansion to do, with your Iroquois conquest and whatnot.
  • Are you insane? You do realize that you don't control both sides of the Mississippi? I had Maxland on one side, and you had your colony on the other side. And Scandinavia does not own the whole Jersey coast. What kind of stuff are you trying to feed me?
    • Russia has recently legalized Kappelianism. Send your 'rebels' there, and increase our population, please.
    • Sorry, we aren't that stupid.
    • No, no, no! Everyone's getting the wrong idea! The "Freedoms" given to the Kappelists have actually been MORE DETRIMENTAL than outright persecution! It is all part of the plan to wipe the scourge of the heresy from the face of the earth! Saxony is a good, faithful Catholic country! Please don't invade us over a misunderstanding!
    • Oh really?
    • Yes really.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Papal States: The Pope meets with several members of nobility from throughout Europe to discuss what needs to be done to tackle the growing problem of unrest and conversion into the heresy. While the Pope does not wish for war among the states, he realizes the day may come where a full-out Holy Roman Holy War may occur. The Pope wishes everything be done to stop the heresy from blinding Kings, their countries and their people from diverging away from the Pope and Christ, before it's too late. He agrees with the possible excommunication of those nations that have already changed their religion to the heresy, though wishes everything possible can be done so the nations may be pure. The Pope tours several Italian states to continue to protect Catholicism in the peninsula, and makes an address in Venice. He notes, "these people, who have swayed from the teachings of Christ, have already caused havoc in several states across Europe. They are deceiving your Empire's leaders, their families, their fellow man. They are trying to sway you away from God, Christ and the Popes themselves. They believe the Church and even the Papacy is their enemy, the same Papacy that began with Saint Peter, who was chosen by Christ himself. Our Lord Christ in Heaven chooses the successors of Saint Peter the Apostle so that man may continue to protect the faith of Europe, and to tend and feed to the lambs and sheep of Jesus (John 21:15-17). So, I ask you to pray for the sinners, to pray for your Holy Roman Empire, that it may do all that shall be done to rid Europe of this heresy, so that we may see peace."
  • The Lord-Regent is furious at the Papacy for allowing this travesty of Justice. Bavaria is a sovereign Catholic nation and will not be treated like some small backwater. We will continue our policy of neutrality. The Lord Regent personally sends a letter to Brandenburg "Threats are meaningless, Bavaria has done no harm and will not be subject to the taunts and ravings of a madman. We are Catholic, not Kappelist, just because we are tolerant toward ALL PEOPLES does not mean that you have a right to threaten us." The IMG threatens to closes all trade routes in Brandenburg and Diplomatic relations sour over his letter, and all trade deals are thusly almost cancelled. Even though the alliance (for now) remains, the Lord-Regent was convinced on the last part to allow the treaty to remain. The Lord-Regent, as a loyal Catholic, bows to the Pope's wishes and orders the Tolerancy Act to be revoked. He grieves for this travesty and allows those persecuted to flee before the end of the grace period. Diplomatic relations begin to fray between Bavaria and the Holy See. Nobles begin to talk of seceding from the Empire and establishing its own sovereign nation, but it remains little more than frustrated talk. The military is upgraded and put on high alert. The borders are closed to anybody that is not allied with Bavaria. The Catholic Zealots plot the Regent's murder and secretly request Brandenburgian aid.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Pope states that he and the Church in no way wishes to cut ties with a loyal nation such as Bavaria, his home state. He appreciates the work done to help promote Catholicism in Europe, and blesses the Lord-Regent. The Pope does, however, send several dozen priests and missionaries to Bavaria in order to (subtly) help stop the spread the new "faith".
    • The Chancellor, outraged at the Zealots' plans to kill the Lord-Regent, who is a loyal Catholic himself, and exposes them and their locations, and the warning label over Bavaria is utterly removed. (I didn't even say anything about you. I said possibly. Relax. I can't hurt the Emperor's state. Yet...) However, the Chancellor is heavily insulted by the Lord Regent's message and says that all Bavarian rulers were known to be well and good and diplomatic. (Unlike this feller, who calls his own superior a raving madman.)
    • Superior? Who do you think you are to go off like that? (not mad, just curious) He worded his letter a wee bit harshly perhaps, but he was referring to the unbridled hatred coming from the Chancellor in regards to any non-Catholics, not his actual fiscal policies, which are fairly sound. (We also thank you for your support on saving the regent, he might be more amiable now)
    • The Chancellor, that's who.
  • Thuringia remains defiant and declares that it will ignore the Vatican's warning, troops from all over Bavarian holdings move into Thuringia to protect attacks from without, as well as within. The military is updated. Defenses begin construction on all major roadways and in the cities. The nation braces for war. The Elector declares allegiance only to the Lord-Regent of Bavaria and the heir, Prince Hienrich, and will fight to protect them. The Society of the Golden Dawn begins spying to root out traitors and Templars.
  • The Imperial Government flatly denies the Chancellor any such action as it would be against the Constitution, furthermore. Brandenburg is sanctioned for threatening war on fellow members of the HRE, which is illegal. Also the Papal mandate is postponed while the Justices discuss whether or not it violates the religion article of the Constitution. The Chancellor is threatened to be removed from office by Imperial Decree, it is just a threat. The Emperor dies and an election is promptly held (To the Conclave Page!). The military is put on high alert due to political unrest. Troops are marched into Saxony, Straubing and Nassau to ensure no violence exists. The IMG expands the Western Fleet, now rebased back in Milan.
  • It's not Brandenburg. It's the Chancellor. Like the Imperial Government. And it is allowed. The Chancellor has rights, you know, much like the Emperor. He has to manage internal affairs. The Emperor doesn't have the right to remove him from office unreasonably. Read my post again. I did not declare war, I called them rebels against the one true faith of Christianity.
  • I was distracted and a litle frustrated, so it is mostly just me venting. Relax, I do it a lot. I apologize, I thought you were going to declare war, which is illegal. No member nation may war with another. Anywho, I will correct it. When I said sanction, that is fancy word for told to call down
  • Nope, it's not nation against nation. 'Tis the government vs the rebels.
  • In Poland, Andrej I finds the tensions in the HRE worrying. In case it fractures (which is happening, right?), military development is ordered throughout the Federation, and is especially applied to Poland. The HRE is informed that in the remote case of war, Russia will not intervene beyond the protection of our especial allies, Bavaria and Brandenburg (and if the two start warring with each other, they can duke the hell out of it by themselves.) Furthermore, massive army grants are sold (economic development) to banks, to gain funding for future wars in Europe (I'm NOT talking about the HRE).
  • Muscovy continues developing economically and militarily. The 20 year plan is reinstated and will go into effect as of 1530.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy. Great strides are made on the Huron, with General Harald Borgenhuis reporting that the war should end in a couple years as the Indians are rather elusive and the space is large. Nya Sverige expands south and west while Nye Norge expands west, one by 500 the other by 250. Nya Danmark expands by 250 sq mi north.
  • Burgundy:Seeing the crisis in the Empire, the Duke continues giving citizenship to the Kappelists but declares himself as Christian Catholic, and the Duke itself of it, though the Duchy's population grows in conflict with the Kappelist as most of Italian descent or Italians themselves find that heresy is an insult to God's belief and that the Pope shall be respected in any mean. While this, the Kappelists in New Antwerp begin expanding their beliefs into the Muskan territories in Atlantis, expanding as well as the colony 500 sq km, and in Brazil the influence of the Orthodox remains as well, expanding the Colony 650 sq km. The vassalization of Cleves and Cambray continues, and several attempts to stop conversions from the Catholics to Kappelism start. To avoid further expansion in the Duchy, a small settlement in OTL Texas is begun, called Neue Holland.

Burgundy has too many colonies to be allowed, and its 1000 sq km for ALL colonies. I am citing this for the mods, we need a stricter colonial regulation system. Countries are expanding into others' established colonies, some European nations have Pacific colonies (which isn't allowed). I just pray for the day someone does something about all this.

It's too hard to keep it under control as it's not just one person ... However, as I am returning to my duties as mapmaker I will remove the illegal colonies and even shrink colonies that are too large. Nations that need multiple corrections will be penalized.

So, Portugal's Brazil loses most of its settlements and one Neapolitan and Spanish colony is lost, and one of the Scandinavian union. Outside of me, the only two colonies I have in the map would remain and Texas settlement ignored, OK?

Again, the settlements in Brasil are all part of the same colony.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives and cheese are exported. The King outlaws Kappelist Christianity, but leaves Catholicism and Greek Orthodoxism as official religions.
  • The Lakota: The Lakota, after suffering 20 years from a disease that wrought the nation, seems to dis-repeat. The nation begins to rebuild and tries to climb up on food stores. Hunters are desperately needed to hunt. Elders speculate it will be a tough winter.
  • Venice continues to outlaw the following of Kappelism by Venetian citizens and the sight of the Venetian Cathedral rising high into the sky inspires many to continue to follow the Catholic faith. The Mantuan Cathedral and Florentine Cathedral also begin to tower over the surrounding landscape. Venetian diplomats visit Russia to organise a formal alliance with Muscovy and Novgorod (I'm already allied with Poland). Venice sees potential in acquiring lands on the Altantic Coast of Europe and targets the weak nation of Brittany. Venice promises the nation economic gains and offers to leapfrog them into the colonial race in return for members of the Venetian upper class taking seats in the Brittany court. The Duke of Brittany reluctantly agrees when several of Venice's largest ships sail into Brest. Venetian missionaries soon begin to move into Brittany and then France preaching to the masses to reject the Kappelist faith and stay true to the Pope and God. The Venetian navy is expanded and Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 500 sq km each.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, seeing that Naples/Savoy are violating their claims to the Terra de Santa Cruz area, they offer Santa Maria in return for their unnamed colony next to Rio Grande. Meanwhile, Santa Inês expands 400 sq km, and, in Terra de Santa Cruz, Tremembé expands 400 sq km. Bahia expands 500 sq km to the south, getting closer to connection with its São Jorge dos Ilhéus exclave. São Vicente expands 1250 sq km inland. The São Bento subdivision, comprising the area of the feitoria of São Bento, which has been on hard times due to lack of trade on the area, is extinct and merged with Potengi. Meanwhile, Ceará expands 250 sq km, and São Tomé expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile, the law establishing punishment for Kapplianists found in Portugal is revised again, and definitely, this time. The punishments still are the same as the last edition, with the changes being mostly about the circumstances for which exile might be applied.
  • Rajputana expands the army and improves infrastructure. Mass conversions occur to Sikhism especially among the merchant and artisan classes.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the nearby Glorioso Islands.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 17,000 sq km. The economy is built up to fuel the expansion of the province and to make use of the new land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy by developing the newer territory of the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to try to reduce unemployment in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the displaced Khanate refugees pour into Afghanistan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet sails from Socotra to the Comoros colony and along the way discovers the Seychelles islands. The islands are claimed for the Caliphate and once the fleet reaches the Comoros colony, they inform the colonial governor of the Comoros of the Seychelles' existence.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan continues to wage war against Hindustan, with victory looking to be just around the corner.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its military. Circassia converts more of the Christian populace to Islam, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military after bandit raids from the uncontrolled Khanate land becomes more frequent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its military. Al-Slaveit continues to push for conversions to Islam with more Christians converting to Islam as a result.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's military is built up.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military with much focus on the navy and artillery corps.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its economy as they trade more with the Russian states across the Black Sea.
  • Saxony: The Elector is outraged at the Chancellor entertaining ideas of INVADING Saxony, a good Catholic country, in order to destroy the apparently pro-Kappelist government! The "Freedoms" granted the Kappelists continue to take their toll, and fewer and fewer practice the heresy. The musketeers of the army are equipped with newer wheel locks. More settlers settle in Neu Anhalt, and a new settlement, on a nearby island (OTL Grand Bahama) is planned for next year.
  • Anhalt: Public hanging, drawing and quartering of the last remaining Kappelists becomes common in the countryside, the Prince being powerless to stop the horrific practice (although he is secretly happy at its current use ...). Some more settlers immigrate to Neu Anhalt.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Continues accepting Catholic refugees from newly-declared Kappelist lands into the ranks of the army. Work begins on a cannonier division.
  • The Mayan Empire sees the plague slowly ebb away. Expansion begins again, on a smaller scale, still pushing north. Mayan diplomats offer to receive any of the unwanted Kappelists, if the country should choose to deport them.
  • The Maharaja knows he is losing the war, and in an attempt to keep his country together, he orders every soldier to retreat and set up bases for complete defensive purposes. The naval fleet has also taken a huge beating, and the Maharaja diverts its funds to continue building cannons and rifles for the army. The army is trained with whatever resources the country has at its disposal. Trading, however, continues as whatever is left of the navy helps ensure that merchant ships continue to trade. It seems like the war may be coming to an end as the enemy forces cannot advance any farther into Hindustani territory and have to stay content with their gains. Meanwhile, Kedah has been successfully vassalised, and resources from the vassal are sent to help Hindustan.
  • Novgorod updates its military and Kanada expands 50 km around Quebec. Meanwhile, the explorer Evgeni Shalkin sets out on a mission on the navy's newest Bogatyr, the RFNBSFS Donskoy to try to map the world and find a way around Atlantia without using the Cape of Death, and also map the entirety of the globe's landmass.
  • 'Naples:' The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, and the colonies of Porto Alegre and Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and works together on common goals to conquer.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens their factories in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo River mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean sea, and decided to send a large contiengente to support the Order of the Knights of Malta and end once and for all with the occupation of Granada.

1527

A harsh winter descends upon northern Europe, Asia and Antillia. Many people die in the unusually cold conditions and travel is disrupted severely.

A rebellion in the Dimurati Kingdom sees the western portion of the Kingdom break away as the Timurid Emirate. The leader Emir Shamsu Dīn Timurid - who claims to be a direct descendent of Timur - establishes his Islamic state in protest against the "corrupt and ineffective" leadership of the Dimurati Kingdom. Naturally war breaks out between the Dimuratis and the Timurid rebels but eventually this war ends with the Dimuratis being unable to defeat Emir Shamsu, and the Dimuratis allow establishment of the Timurid Emirate.

The proper demonym for Dimurat is "Dimurati" (like Iraqi), not just Dimurat.

Church officials in Brandenburg inform the King that many of the Brandenburgians have started to join various Kappelist groups.

Numerous radical Protestant groups have begun to appear across northern Europe. Many of them question all authority, and have major rejections of parts of normal Christianity. These radical groups remain highly unpopular among most people.

A very devout Czech follower of Kappel, named Josef Klaus, begins to spread Kappelism in Bohemia. Many Czechs begin to follow him, especially those who identify with the old Hussite groups. He has his followers form very strictly regulated communities

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, São Vicente expands 1150 sq km inland. Meanwhile, Bahia expands 500 sq km south, connecting itself with São Jorge dos Ilhéus. Nhoesembé expands 400 sq km, Tremembé expands 150 sq km, and Pará expands 200 sq km along the Maranhão river, and in Antília, São Tomé expands 600 sq km. Meanwhile, another son is born to Pedro and Vitória, and is called Afonso. Meanwhile, the economy improves somewhat. By this point, Brasil (reduced form of Terra do Pau-Brasil) has supplanted Terra de Santa Cruz as the name of the colony, at least on the local population, but this tendency isn't acknowledged officially. Meanwhile, a hospital is founded on the area of the feitoria of Enguaguaçu, being called Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Todos os Santos. The offer to Naples/Savoy is still up. Meanwhile, to avoid the spread of heresies on the colonies, Portugal requests the Pope to allow the establishment of a diocese on Terra de Santa Cruz.
  • The Mayan Empire is able to increase expansion as the plague slowly dies away. The oligarchy decides to provide gold to families with large numbers of children, to increase the population. The Mayan Empire is willing to accept any Kappelists who are being deported. The settlement of Xaman expands 10 km.
  • Korea: After several years of internal stabilization, an exploratory force is sent to the new continent in the east for potential colonization. Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and Satomi Hirozō begins planning out how to reunite Nippon. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Many farms are re-made and many new barns are built in the country so food does not go to waste. The Hindustani Maharaj also seems to have kept himself in the hearts of his people by being able to halt the enemy expansion into Hindustani lands. The army is trainedbetter as much more resources come in from Kedah. Siamese help is used to keep Kedah under the Hindustani fold as resources are mined and sent. Trading begins to increase again as a few more ships for protection are built to escort merchant ships. More roads are also repaired and rebuilt in many areas, while troops are sent to the frontlines to help keep the border secure.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Muscovy, beset by the exceptionally harsh winter, begins handing out grain to hs people, and supplying moneys to merchants. The navy and army are updated for the purpose of defense, and Ivangrad produces several more fleets.
  • In Poland, Andrej I, shocked at the starvation being effected unto his people, declares that there shall be no tax this year. In addtion, to help the poor, thousands of Rubles are spent in supplying them with grain. The military is updated, lest any nation choose to take advantage of our plight.
  • The Lakota: The disease slooowly goes away, do the very cold plain winters have wreaked new havoc on the people. Many of the elders adopt old policies to help rebuild their nation ... It is yet to be seen if it succeeds.
  • The nation of Bavaria is all but shut down due to the harshness of the winter, luckily Bavaria is farther south and thus still had time to produce crops before the unusual cold spell arrived. There was mercifully enough food stores left to lend aid to other nations. The IMG ships food to Brandenburg, Saxony, Bohemia and Thuringia to help offset losses. The Lord-Regent is attacked outside the Royal Palace but is okay. The Catholic faithful begin to blame Kappelists, claiming that they brought the wrath of God down on the world, this sparks many more uprisings in the countryside. The Lord-regent apologizes to the Chancellor for his insubordination. Kappelists make a resurgence in Bavaria to the point where it seems there are more Kappelists than Catholics. The Lord-Regent grows worried of Papal intervention and orders the military to crack down on violent rebels, while leaving the peaceble ones be. The military blocks the mountain passes and pretty much isolates the nation for Europe. The Parliament grows furious at the Lord-Regent for cracking down on the rebels and begins to openly challenge his authority, None of Europe is any the wiser due to marshall law and the aweful winter weather. Conditions grow worse, to the point that a few months before Christmas an all out religous war bursts in the capital city of Munchen. The Great Cathedral suffers damage during the fighting. As a last ditch effort to retain power and to protect young Prince Hienrich, The Lord-Regent orders the military to fire on any protesters outside the Palace walls. The whole nation seems to be on the bring of chaos.
  • Thuringia knows nothing of what is happening in Bavaria, and attempts to suffer through the winter, so far hundreds have died from exposure and stavation. People hold on to Kappel's words nw more than ever. The military is ordered to police the borders to ensure no vegabonds or outlaws make it into Thuringia.
  • The Imperial Government orders all HRE nations uneffected by the winter to immediately aid those who are. The government is in a state of paralysis with the death of the Emperor. Due to the harsh conditions, the Election has been postponed until conditions improve.
  • Milan: Ascanio Sforza orders his loyal troops to attack the Catholic and Kappelists spreading violence in the country, as both are criminals. He declares that no persecution against the Kappelianism will be made in Milan. The Insubric language continues spreading in the Duchy. Milan calls other States to stop the religious presecution. Economic help (food mostly) is send to all northern states (all of them!), both Catholic and Kappelian ones, asking both groups to stop fighting and work together.
  • Genoa: The exploration of Africa continues, the outpost in the BOIKO ISLAND continues growing up, and the one between Akan and Oyo start to ship different products. Help is sent to Swiss, Bavaria, Brunswick, Thuringia, Branderburg, Ansbach, etc.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The Astians declare independence from Montferrat and the war between the Astian/Kappelian rebels (and many Swiss mercenaries) led by Francesco Gallura against the Montferrat Catholic Zealots and Italian mercenaries leaded by William X. Both armies clash several times and a draw is made after the number of Catholic forces are faced against the quality of the Swiss mercenaries.
  • With the Europeans under heavy weather, the Caliphal Province of Syria, warmer and therefore less affected, plans to increase trade with Europe by selling grain at relatively cheap prices to those affected who don't mind exchanging some information in exchange for food. The Syrian Emir also continues building his infrastructure, still undergoing the huge economic and population boom of the previous years.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its army and infrastructure in spite of the Europeans' winter.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising and improving its army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen goes back to improving ties with the Adal, hoping that it will dissuade Ethiopia from any further wars there.
  • As the boom in Hadramaut at last stops, the infrastructure of the desertic nation continues to be improved.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt begins exporting its huge supplies of grain northward hoping to make a gain in the winter.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli continues improving its army and navy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its army and economy, now almost ready for war against Algiers.
  • The Caliphal Colony of New Mecca expands by 550 sqe km in the River of Hashem, 350 in Wahe Bari and 100 in Bidyt Remenkemi. More troops reach the small colony in fears that the colony, which has begun to be lucrative with its strategic location and a few fertile grounds, will be taken. Mining prospections begin.
  • Saxony: The extraordinarily harsh winter does take its toll on Saxony, and it is only through suffering great hardships, and the lifegiving gifts of grain given by Bavaria and the IMG, that it manages to survive. As winter ends, the Church begins blaming the Kappelists for bringing down the wrath of God upon the world. This results in many anti-Kappelist riots, during which many of the remaining Kappelists are killed by the mobs. The Elector, although not oficially sanctioning the violence, is not displeased with it. The planned new colony in otl Grand Bahama will be put off until next year.
  • Anhalt: The harsh winter brings famine with it, and even the Prince's table is bare. By the end of the winter, about a sixth of the population has died. However, the Prince does not let it get to him, and after getting some help from Saxony, he starts a massive agricultural program to increase productivity in the farms and estates of Anhalt. The army has also shrunk, but Cathollic refugees fleeing central Germany should make up for the losses.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Similar loss of life occurs in Magdeburg, and the Church becomes very popular for handing out its own supplies to the populace. This, combined with anti-Kappelist preachings, is the death knell for Kappelism in Magdeburg.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Olives and cheese are exported, and upon hearing of the harsh winter, emergency grain is shipped to the countries in need of aid.
  • Venice sends aid to the Northern HRE states having not been harshly affected thats to the warmer climate. However, food supplies are not what they should be and belts are still tightened. The Bishop of Venice proclaims that this is God's wrath at the emergence of Kappelism and this persuades thousands of starving Germans that they should remain Catholic or reconvert as they receive Italian grain. Venice and its vassals send aid to Hindustan but drop all attempts to launch a full scale war as the HRE is too fragmented in its current state. Venice expands its economy with the construction of a new market. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia both expand by 500 sq km each.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the near by Seychelles islands after hearing about their existence from the Koli expedition fleet.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 17,000 sq km. The economy is built up to fuel the expansion of the province and to make use of the new land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as Shaybahan shipping comes under attack from pirates in Somalia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its military as Balochistan declares a state of emergency following this year's bad winter. Eventually the situation is brought under control as the military re-stores order, distributes grain and makes the roads accessible again.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its infrastructure as many mountain passes become impassable due to the bad winter. Afghanistan requests aid from other Caliphate provinces to help deal with the bad winter weather.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its economy as Gujarati aid is sent to Balochistan and Afghanistan to help them deal with the bad weather.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet sails from the Comoros colony through the Mozambique Channel discovering a couple of small islands in the Channel. The fleet then arrives in the Zulu Madagascar colony and the fleet then sets about circumnavigating the rest of Madagascar to map out the island correctly.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan continues to wage war against Hindustan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its military. The province isn't effected much by this year's bad winter so sends a lot of aid to those provinces badly effected by it.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its infrastructure as some mountain passes become unusable due to the bad winter.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its military as the military leads efforts to make the mountain passes passable again. West Qoyunlu also set about planning new infrastructure to avoid these potentially unusable mountain roads for the winter months.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their economy. Iraq sends tons of grain to help the provinces starving from crop failures brought about by the harsh winter.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure after the north of the country are hit hard by the awful weather conditions. Many people are cut off and die from starvation in the CaucasusMmountains. All but the coastal roads are cut off as the northern Russian provinces are practically cut off from the rest of the Caliphate as the Caucasus mountains become impassable.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its infrastructure and like Georgia the province is practically split in two as the southern and northern regions are cut off for the most part due to the harsh winter.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure as the province tries to make the cut-off mountainous regions accessible again after the harsh winter cut them off.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its infrastructure as the province is hit hard by the bad winter. The province imports lots of grain from the warmer southern provinces to address the food shortage in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's infrastructure is built up as the province struggles to deal with this year's exceptionally bad winter. Many people die after crops fail and lots of communities are cut off from one another; the Crimean military tries its best to make travel easier again and to distribute food aid sent from the southern Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military, with much focus on the navy and artillery corps. Persia is largely unaffected by the bad winter but some mountain passes become impassable thanks to the bad snowfall.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its infrastructure to stop the winter from being as devastating in Trebizond as it had been in other provinces, but in general Trebizond gets by quite lightly from the bad winter as the snowfall was only bad for a couple of weeks.
  • The mapping and exploration expedition flotilla happily escapes the cold of the winter as they have already reached the tropics. cartographers update old maps, and build upon them, making them more accurate. A good area is discovered on the borders of what today is known as the Rio Grande. A messenger is sent back to Novgorod, and many flee the cold by leaving for there as it is much warmer, establishing a colony of one hundred settlers, that is later named Zalivskaya Novorossiya, or New Russia of the Gulf. The maping expedition moves along, again establishing contact with the Mayans, and replenish their supplies of citrus in order to combat scurvy. The military is updated, and the Duma building is completed. The first elections for the 200 elected seats of the Duma's 202 seats takes place, the regions divided by city and according to the census that was done. The elections take one month to complete, and most members turn out to be members of the aristocratic and merchant classes. The census data is gathered and it turns out that Novgorod now has a standing population of eight million, with the capital being the largest city, housing 800 000 people, next comes Kazan with 750 000, then Minsk, with 600 000, and then Sibir with 400 000 and then Staraya Rossa and Starya Ladoga with 100 000. The rest are rural villagers.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy. Great strides are made on the Huron, with General Harald Borgenhuis reporting that the war has ended with a resounding Scandinavian victory. The Huron nation is annexed or whatever else can be done. Nya Sverige expands south and west while Nye Norge expands west both, one by 500 the other by 250. Nya Danmark expands by 250 sq mi north. Scandinavia amps up security against Kappelianism, but is glad that the threat remains small and confined to Slesvig-Holsten only. The winter affects the realm, particularly Finland. Parts of the new road from Helsinki to Turku need repairs. Scandinavia purchases grain en masse from Syria and Venice to support the population. The colonies couldn't be resupplied, but luckily Nya Sverige has a large surplus of foodstuffs year-round. A census will be conducted next year, delayed due to the winter.
  • Burgundy: The Duchy, seeing the events in Germany, many flee to either the Canary Islands or the Colonies in Atlantis expanding it 500 sq km in Brasilea and New Antwerp in 450 sq km into Muskan Territories. This leads continues population into Uraba and finally some settlers reaching the OTL Pacific calling it Neptunic Ocean. This leads small population into this as part of the Colony of New Antwerp. While this, the occupation army in Cleves and Cambray demands an answer, will the bow to the Duke John or will be forced to do so, Scandinavia is asked an alliance and the Italian farmers and Citizens influx continues increasing Romance Speakers in the south and partially in Holland and and Friesland Burgundy continues its support toward Catholicism more than any other Religious sect or Movement.
  • Brandenburg continues to fight Kappelism. All the jailed Kappelists are enclosed in the Berlin city center, left to die in the cold. Their bodies remain their long after the winter passes as a message to Kappelist. Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Colonies expanded 1000 sq km.
  • Courland builds up its military.
  • Luxembourg builds up its military.
  • 'Naples:' The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, and the colonies of Porto Alegre and Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer.
    • Portugal offers The colony in Santa Maria in return for their unnamed outpost near Rio Grande.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens their factories, in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo River mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean sea, and decided to send a large contingent to support the Order of the Knights of Malta and end once and for all with the occupation of Granada.

1528

A vast drought starts on central China, depriving the region of crops throughout the year, and causing starvation in various communities.

More radical Protestant groups begin to pop up across Europe.

The Klausians continue to gain support in Bohemia.

Emir Shamsu Dīn Timurid leads the Timurid emirate in invading the lawless region to the west of the Emirate.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in Antília, an unusually harsh winter starts by the end of 1527. As a consequence, travel is disrupted, avoiding any expansion of the settlements, and the crops fail, causing famine. Portugal attempts to resupply the settlements, to avoid their extinction, in case that the winter, and thus, the famine, lasts even longer. Speaking of tragedies, the plague on São Miguel still is going, but showing signs of weakening. Meanwhile, in Terra de Santa Cruz, Tremembé expands 100 sq km, Pará expands 250 sq km, Ceará expands 550 sq km west. Potengi expands 300 sq km north. Meanwhile, Bahia expands 350 sq km, Nhoesembé expands 150 sq km, both toward each other. Espírito Santo expands 100 sq km south, São Vicente expands 1200 sq km, and a settlement is made inland, being called Santo André da Borda do Campo. Rio Grande expands 100 sq km north.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and Satomi Hirozō continues planning out how to reunite Nippon. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • After the stench of dead Kappelists ruins Berlin, the bodies are tossed into the sea. Several newly captured Kappelists are hanged in locations in Northern Brandenburg. Brandenburg continues to build up its military. The colonies expand 1000 sq km.
  • Courland builds up its military.
  • Luxembourg builds up its military.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy. Nya Sverige expands south and west while Nye Norge expands west and north, one by 500 the other by 250. Nya Danmark expands by 250 sq mi north. Scandinavia amps up security against Kappelianism, but is glad that the threat remains small and confined to Slesvig-Holsten only. Repairs are made after last year's winter. Trading forts continue to be built along the Bukten Erik. Haakon, Prince of Norway and Christian, Prince of Denmark begin to look for spouses.
  • Sikhism continues to flourish and Rajputana begins to slowly recover from last year's harsh conditions. The military is improved and Hindu refugees begin to be accepted from wartorn areas in central India but only a small number considering the bad harvest.
  • Bavaria slowly begins to recover from the devastating winter. Luckly only the Northernmost regions, and Thuringia were effected severely. The Zealot Wars, as they have become to be known, continue to be waged as radicals from both sides (Kappel and Catholic) battle throughout the nation. The Lord-Regent grows desperate as he begins to rely even more heavily on the military. Martial law is still in effect, anybody out after curfew may be subject to imprisonment or death. Kappelist assault and take the Munich Cathedral in protest to the harsh treatment of their brethren in Brandenburg. The Lord-Regent is outraged that such horrific displays of cruelty occurred, and after Bavaria gave aid no less. He declares an indefinite suspension of relations and calls back diplomats, missionaries and colonists from Brandenburg, and shuts down the local embassy. Bavaria signs the Great Bavaria/Caliphate Non-Aggression Treaty, which will go into effect this year and last for ten years before renewal. Under the treaty, neither side may harm the others religious populace. I.E, Catholics AND Kappelists are treated with respect as long as all branches of Islam are likewise treated. Kappelist revolutionary Javis Gutenberg leads a coup d'etat against the government, the result of the attack is unclear. Bavaria braces under the impact of the rebel forces as the Palace is assaulted by angry citizens. Many expect the current government to either surrender or acquiesce to the Rebel demands. The military is in shambles as high level generals become Kappelist and begin to work against the pro-Catholic government. Prince Hienrich is moved under cover of night to Milan in hopes of protecting the nation's only heir. The High Bishop of Bavaria was almost assassinated, but was saved by a brave altar boy who sacrificed himself to save the Bishop. The military grows, dispite the heavy infighting.
How plausible is that? It ain't my fault yer people rebellin' 'gainst you. They was put out as a kind form of execution. Brandenburg sends some troops into Bavaria to aid the existing government even with the Lord Regent's insufferable behavior.
I Know, just needed a scapegoat and you fit. Just temporary, k?
  • Thuringia shuts its borders to Brandenburg. The Kappelist nation grows instantly hostile to Northern Germany. The military is expanded. Aid is supplied to Kappelist rebels in Bavaria in hopes of freeing the nation from tyrannical Catholic rule. By decree, Elector Willis orders all Catholic lands and property seized by the state, and all Catholic clergy banished from the land. Those who had a direct involvment in the Inquisition are put to death in public spectacles.
  • The Imperial Government of the Chancellery declares Thuringia a rebel against the authority of the government and God. Also, who said I had diplomats in Thuringia? Diplomats are only there if we are engaged in negotiations with you.
  • Had to come up with something? Sorry ill retcon it.
  • Imperial Government still waiting for the vote for Emperor as the incumbent perished recently, his body was returned to the family estate in Bavaria-Straubing.
  • Milan: The Duchy is divided between three sides, the Gallunarists and Radical Kappelians, the Catholic radicals and the moderate from both religious faiths (the vastly majority) that follow the rulers of Milan (like the OTL Politique in the Wars of Religion). The three sides continue fighting, but most of the Duchy remains under Sforza rule because the Galluranists, Kappelians and Catholic prefer to fight between themselves and most of the army is loyal to the Duchy. Most of the Duchy population is affiliated with a more moderate branch of Kappelianism that allows certain coexistence with the Catholics. Ascanio Sforza order a number of measures leading to weaken the political power of the Church in the State, and at the same time he helps the growing Milanese Church (Kappelian) to settle down. By decree, Ascanio order that any person guilty of religious violence will be put to death. Ascanio also welcomes Prince Hienrich and hosts him in his own palace, guarded by the own Personal Guard of the Duke and the German soldiers that came with the young Prince. But suddenly at the end of the year Ascanio Sforza dies in a riding accident and Guido Sforza (17 years of age) takes the command. Guido Sforza proves to be a wonderful military leader against the religious radicals but a poor administrator, so the economic government falls into his cousin Filippo Galeazzo Sforza (32 years of age). The political influence over Grisons continue growing up.
  • Genoa: the exploration and trade continues in Africa, the outpost between Oyo and Akan continues growing up and favouring the trade. The north part of the island of Boiko is put under Genoan rule. More food and supplies are send to the German states to help them recover from the winter. Even when most population remains Catholic, most of them sympathize more easily with the Milanese moderates than the religious zealots. Corsica continues growing up as a Vauxists bulwark. The trade with Algeria continues growing slowly. The harsh winter that just faded made the economy from Genoa touch the sky, as the profits reach unimaginable levels.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The war becames worse but neither side asks for help from outer States. The Gallunarists receive an entire army from Switzerland and lead a succesfully attack against the forces of William X destroying many of his troops. William X starts to recruit more and more Italian mercenaries and Savoyan soldiers of fortune and Catholic zealots to balance the conflict.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan gives birth to his son Muhammad. There is mass celebration in Mecca as the son of the Caliph is proclaimed to the public.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • 'Naples:' The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, the colonies of Porto Alegre are given to Portugal for our pact in exchange of his colony, and Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and Strengthens Their factories, in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo river mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea, and decided to send a large contingent to support the Order of the Knights of Malta and end once and for all with the occupation of Granada.
  • After a long succession crisis, King Charles I of the House of Stuart is crowned as King of the Scots. He is glad to have defeated his rivals for the Scottish throne. As he assumes power, he notes that several key church officials in Scotland had backed his rivals. Charles dislikes this, but he does nothing to rebel against the church, for he considers such actions to be foolishness. He prepares his army, in case the Pope calls for a crusade against the German heretics.
  • Saxony: After the disruptions caused by the harsh winter last year, the settlers intending to establish a new colonial settlement finally depart for their destination. Upon arriving at OTL Grand Bahamas, they claim the island for Saxony and the HRE, and name it Neu Sachsen. They establish a small settlement/fort, which they name Wettin, after the ruling dynasty of Saxony. The combination of the Kappelist "freedoms" and the violent anti-Kappelist riots last year mean that the Kappelist population in the cities is now negligable, and the heresy only remains in some small villages in the cuntryside.
  • Anhalt: The Catholic Prince is quite worried about events across his Southern border and posts more troops to the border forts he constructed a few years ago. The Prince (on the advice of is Saxon cousin) states that he will not interfere in other states, but that they should reciprocate, and not try to force Kappelism on Anhalt. Agricultural production improves, slightly. Any and all Catholic refugees and clergymen fleeing Thuringia are welcomed.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Continues welcoming Catholic refugees into the Archbishop's army.
  • China does what it can to help the starving central Chinese towns. Meanwhile, plans for the colony are ratified. A charter is approved and a ship sets sail for Huǒshān. The ship is expected to arrive in March of next year.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • Venice continues working on its military. Venice asks to buy the strategic island of Malta from Naples to continue the Venetian tradition of battling pirates in the Western Med Sea and to complete the naval barrier between the Muslim and Catholic states. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 500 sq km each. The outpost in Guatemala grows by 500 more men.
    • Sorry, my lands are not for sale =( - Quiari
  • Due to the amount of food spending and aid given out during the winter of 1527, Muscovy offers aid to any country that still requires it. With the 20 year plan back in motion, as of 1530, military spending continues, as does economic spending.
  • In Poland, infrastructure damaged by winter, is improved, and new roads begin to be paved, rather than mere packed dirt. A fleet of 25 ships is sent down, down the coast of Africa, to the area roughly that of OTL Ghana, and there, finding large amunts of Gold, name it the Golden Land, or Aukso Žemė, and establish a colony there, sending two ships back to Poland to report success.
    • You can't establish a colony there. all the coast of Ghana is owned by the Bonoman, a unified state, and no more by the tiny Akan Kingdoms that used to exist there, and which made expansion into the area possible. After all, if this (establish colonies on unified, relatively stable nations) was possible, so, say, Brandenburg, could establish a colony in your territory.
    • Yeah, you'll have to do it either to the east or west of Bonoman if this is your plan. Plus you would not find the huge amounts of gold within a year of setting up this colony. First you'd trade with the likes of Bonoman for the gold and then you'd start your own mining operations later as you expand inland more.
    • No colonies in Africa only 30 years after your start colonization date. Read the rules.
    • that makes no sense at all because Africa is in many places closer and easier to get to from europe than America.
  • Novgorod updates its military and thanks to the foodstuffs received has recovered from the winter. The Cartography expedition has gotten more updated maps and has now reached Tierra del Fuego, which it names Ognenaya Zemlya (land of fire). Another Bogatyr hull is laid down and the first session of the Duma goes into session. The colony of Zalivskaya Novorossiya expands 50 sq km.
  • Scandinavia continues to update military and leads are consolidated from the Huron. Nya Sverige expands south and west while Nye Norge expands west both, one by 500 the other by 250. Nya Danmark expands by 250 sq mi north. Construction begins on the? road from Helsinki to Turku. Some security around Kappelian regions are increased as to try to lock them in.
  • The Lakota: Lakota still reel from the disease as it goes away. Game starts returning in large numbers, The Elders' prophecies start to come true as good times are returning. Elders warn not to neglect what has happened in the last 22 years. The Lakota begin to throw away old and contaminated clothing and begin to practice modern sanitation.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The new colony of the Comoros expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the near by Seychelles and the colony is renamed the colony of Comchellak to signify this colony is no longer just limited to the Comoros islands.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 17,000 sq km. The economy is built up to fuel the expansion of the province and to make use of the new land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as Shaybahan shipping comes under attack from pirates in Somalia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its infrastructure as Balochistan recovers from lasts year's bad winter and the mountain passes are made accessible again.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its infrastructure as the mountain passes are made passable again. The harvest in Afghanistan requests aid from other Caliphate provinces to help deal with the bad winter weather.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its economy as more Gujarati aid is sent to Balochistan and Afghanistan to help them recover from the bad weather.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet sails finishes circumnavigating Madagascar and sets out going eastward to try discover any new islands and by year's end the fleet discovers OTL Tromelin Island which is named Baria island in honour of the discovering Captain's clan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan continues to wage war against Hindustan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia expands its economy as they expand the ports so the Egyptian grain can easily reach the more badly effected regions of eastern Anatolia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its infrastructure as the mountain passes become usable again.
  • The Caliphate province of Trebizond builds up its infrastructure as Trebizond easily recovers from the bad winter of last year.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure as the province puts measures into place to stop the next bad winter from being as devastating.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq builds up their economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure as the province struggles to recover from the bad winter. They thank the rest of the Caliphate for the aid they sent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its infrastructure as like Georgia the province struggles to recover from the bad winter. They thank the rest of the Caliphate for the aid they sent, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its infrastructure as the province finishes recovering from the bad winter.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its infrastructure as the province struggles to recover from the bad winter.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's infrastructure is built up as the province struggles to recover from the bad winter.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military, with much focus on the navy and artillery corps.
  • Burgundy: The Duchy continues its support to the Kappelist despite the major Catholicism, like russia we accept Kappelist in the Duchy, but as the influx reduces things begin settling down in the continental Duchy. While this in Brasilea, the Orthodox begin forming their own structures based upon the ones of the Roman Empire, and the Greek Empire.

(otherwise known as Byzantine Empire) expanding the Duchy 500 sq km westward. While the Orthodox in New Antwerp continue instead with the Burgundian life style, Expanding 500 sq km into OTL Uraba region and into OTL Choco. While this, the troops in Cambray and Cleves despite tired Remain its occupation awaiting response from the local Leadership if they will agree to bow to the Duke John of Burgundy continues in the Mexican lands, but this time his War against the Aztecs despite not resulting as desire means less violence against the Catholic and Orthodox priests in the region? he after years of Remaining in Antilia returns, with his wife in Burgundy who after a few months is Found Pregnant expecting the child for the Next year, he then plans (if I? can) begin A plan to take over Mexico, (also Kogasa. Can I know if I've vassalized Cleves or Cambray?)

    • Well, I can't be exactly sure, but from my view, I think it's safe to say you did. But it's best to have a mod answer the question for you. -Kogasa
    • Cambray, probably yes. It would be easy with them, as it is just a city-state, and has closer ties to your nation. Cleves, probably not.
    • Ok, then how much time would? I need to do it Sine dei gloriem (talk) 21:28, November 22, 2012 (UTC)

1529

The Timurid emirate annexes all of the lawless region to the west of the Emirate. The Emirate now looks to build up its military and economy as Emir Shamsu Dīn Timurid seeks to re-establish the Timurid dynasty's control over central Asia. (+10 to the Timurid military development score and +4 to the Timurid economic development score: this algorithm bonus lasts for 15 years).

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and Satomi Hirozō begins planning out a plan and plans to take out the Kagawa Clan first. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the famine started in 1528 only ends this year and, with the population still recovering, no expansion is made. Tremembé expands 300 sq km east, and farther south, Santa Maria is exchanged with the unnamed Napolitan outpost. It is renamed Guaíba by the Portuguese, due to being on the shore of the homonymous lake.Bahia expands 700 sq km south, still trying connect with Nhoesembé, with Nhoesembé itself expanding 100 sq km north, and Pará expands 350 sq km. São Vicente expands 850 sq km east, getting closer to Cabo Frio. Meanwhile, Ceará expands 400 sq km and Rio Grande expands 300 sq km.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • France: The Houe of Auvergne begin training a new army, consisting of peasants loyal to the Auvergne. While in a weakened state, Auvergne wishes to maintain its dominance over France.
  • Inca Empire: Manco II in a royal ceremony declares vassal of the Kingdom of Naples, and hope the two countries now united by friendship, religion and blood, will remain in this way for many centuries (Sorry, I will be off for a very long time, so I hope the Naples player can make the Inca Empire a great nation. If I come back I will love to play again. So, see you guys, just have fun!!!)
    • Ty very much, I will take care of the Inca Empire - Quiari
  • I think he is AFK every once in a while Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:47, November 23, 2012 (UTC)
  • Burgundy: Despite religious crisis in most of the HRE, the Duchy remains stoic in the true faith and continues to believe in the Bishop of Rome, though it allows the people from other religions to stay in the Duchy as far as they help to reach the glory, that Burgundy wishes to achieve. While this, continues influx of Orthodox from the Canarian Islands arrive at Brasilea expanding the territories 500 sq km in the year, westward, while in New Antwerp the influx is mainly of Catholics with some Jews and Orthodox. While this expansion occurs now focused in the Neptunic coast, as New Antwerp, while the expansion occurs in both, Christendom expands into native territories. While this is done, the expansion cost, as the comunication between the eastern area, reachable by the Sea is easier and the western most terrain is hard to reach, yet the Burgundian settlers will continue their expansion to bring glory and power to the Duchy and the Empire. While this, the son of the Duke is born, a healthy Child, called Francesco After his father's parent prior to his arrival at the Duchy at the beginning of the century,
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  • Castilla make the colony of Oro Province expands farther 200 km, while Trinidad and Tobago island is fully occupied; Colony of Amazonas Province expands another 300 km, and also the establishment in San Luis OTL. Economy continues to increase.
  • Austria's economy continues to increase with the presence of banks in their territory.
  • Salzburg increases the local army.
  • Tyrol continues building programs throughout the Duchy.
  • Thou doth not controlleth Austria andeth Salzburg andeth Tyrol.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up the four important things: army, navy, economy, infrastructure. The colonies are expanded. Some more people go to the colonies. Brandenburg prepares for a Second War with the Erokee. Some more aid is sent to Bavaria.
  • Luxembourg continues to build up its army.
  • Courland continues to build up its army.
  • 'Naples: 'The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, the colony of Mar del Plata expands 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and works together on common goals to conquer, and most know that they are the new vassal of the Kingdom.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and Strengthens Their factories in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo river mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The Ethiopian explorers return from Madagascar, bringing news of the populous yet disunited, tribes of the island. The Emperor declares that the land must be brought into the light, and sends forth a message to his people rallying them to colonize the virgin territory.
  • Cyprus? continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The extra troops from Brandenburg manage to beat back the troops from the Palace in time for the Lord-Regent to relocate to a more favorable position. The nation is in all out civil war as the Kappelists and Catholics continue to vie for power. While the Lord-Regent fled to regroup his forces, he was ambushed by Kommandant Rudolph Gregor, Leader of the local Kappelist group. His entourage was executed and the Lord-Regent seized. The Kappelists officially throw off the old government when General Albert Whinhurst successfully captured the city of Munich, thus ending the war. All Catholic soldiers from Brandenburg are released out of the border and told to return to their homes. The new Kappelist government bans the Inquisition. They immediately request Milan to allow Prince Heinrich's safe passage back to Bavaria; he will be installed on the throne as the first Kappelist King of Bavaria. The Bavarian Reichstag seizes all Catholic property from the Church and turns it over to the State, several Catholic Parishes are turned into orphanages for the wars orphaned children. The Catholic Clergy are told they are allowed to remain, but must not fight against the new regime. The Kappelist government orders the Sovereign Religious Tolerancy Act of 1529 to state "Kappelianism is now the official religion of the State, all religions not affiliated will be permitted. Catholics are allowed, but will be watched and taxed heavily, Jews and Muslims will be taxed, but not quite as excessively. The military re-establishes as the worst is over. The nation begins focusing on infrastructure. The Reichstag sends an envoy to the Imperial Government requesting Kappelianism be recognised as one of the Empire's religions, like Eastern Orthodox and Islam. Diplomats are sent to Venice with the express permission to tell the Venetians that "Bavaria may not be predominately Catholic anymore, but we shall still stand by our ally if they so wish." Kappelist missionaries are sent to Milan and Genoa.
    • In the absence of the Emperor and an Acting Emperor, the Chancellor is the highest man in the Empire. He staunchly refuses Bavaria's request, and commands Milan to hold Hienrich prisoner by order of the Acting Imperial Government. Bavaria is declared a rogue state of the Empire and tossed onto the list of Nassau, Brunswick, etc etc. Bavaria is prohibited from voting in the Conclave of Kings, as well as having the protection of the Empire, along with not being recognized by any other state of the Empire. You are liable to invasion.
    • Venice accepts to continue the alliance with Bavaria but is disappointed with their abandonment of the Catholic Church (though this is not stated).
    • In light of the Empire's answer, Bavaria announces its wish to be independent of the Empire. A petition for Independence is sent to the Imperial Government stating: "We are an honest and hardworking people who just want to live out our lives in Peace. We feel that the current adminstration would limit our ability to remain wholly free of persecution, Thusly, we humbly petition the Great Holy Roman Empire to allow for our Independece, or to at least leave Bavaria be."
  • Thuringia reopens its borders to Bavarian trade. Thuringia sends an envoy to Brandenburg in hopes of mending frayed relations, but little is expected to come of it. The military grows. The Elector orders the Bavarian Religious Tolerancy Act to go into effect here immediately. "We will not kill and maim, we will not be savages".
  • Venice continues to hold strong Catholic sentiment and sends aid to the Catholic zealots in Milan. Doge Barozzi is extremely worried at the Kappelist presence but feels that little can be done other than severing ties with the rapidly becoming Kappelist, HRE. Venice probes the Russian states, England, Scandinavia and Scotland for possible protection from Kappelist invasion. Venice improves its border defenses and asks Modena to strengthen its border with Milan. Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 500 sq km each. Scandinator (talk) 12:35, November 23, 2012 (UTC)
    • What is the meaning of "probe"?
  • Saxony:? The two colonial settlements expand inland, trading with tribes in the inland of the islands. The taxes imposed on Kappelists are raised, the Elector hoping it will be the final straw to break the back of the camel of Kappelism. The Elector is dismayed at events in Bavaria, but does not invade his (former?) ally. The Saxon representative in the Conclave presses for a new election.
    • We have no quarrel with our neighbors. If you so choose, you may remain our ally.
  • Anhalt: The Prince is also dismayed at the recent events in Bavaria. The military is built up, in case of an invasion by Kappelist powers.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Bishop, due to despair for Catholicism, dies and is replaced. The new Bishop was hand-picked by the Saxon Elector as one loyal to Saxony and extremely loyal to the Catholic faith. Catholic refugees continue to be welcomed into the Archbishopric and its army.
  • Novgorod updates its military and encourages trade with other nations, instituting the second ten-year economic plan. People start settling Antillia, many go for the fur trade and the fisheries, making Kanada grow by 1000 sq km. The cartographical expedition has recently circumnavigated and mapped the entirety of Atlantia and has now reached the other coast of the Mayan Empire. Next year they are predicted to reach the northernmost point of Antillia and perhaps reach Asia. Novgorod continues to accept Kappelists into their nation.
  • Moscow continues its economic and military development. Moscow continues to accept Kappelists into their nation.
  • Poland expands their military. The economy is improved due to exports of grain from Ukraine and Ruthenia.
  • Scandinavia expands their military. After the Huron war and surveys conducted, the Scandinavians safely establish the exclave of Smalnar (officially part of Nya Danmark).
  • Fixed it, Lx. I still need you to post for me though, Mexico doesn't exactly have the best connection.
  • Papal States: (Haven't posted in a bit, really busy with school, sorry!) While the relatively young Pope seemed to be in good health, he dies in early January. Masses are held throughout the States and Provence, as out-of-state missionaries stop to take their time to give their blessings. A new Pope, born in Provence, is elected that same month, and is named Pope Mark II. He begins his Papacy with the news of the removal of Catholicism in Bavaria, and realizes that the Church may have to break ties with the rogue nation. Many missionaries are sent to Bavaria, in order to save the faithful Catholics left in the nation from sin and a life of heresy. He is generally against the idea of a war against Bavaria, as to avoid another Holy War that would devastate Europe. Trade is improved within the Italian League, and the Pope proposes a meeting with government officials or representatives to discuss proposals to improve the anti-Kappelist movement. Priests in Alfons tell the Pope of heretics who migrated to the Cape. However, they are glad to inform him that the heretics were peacefully reconverted to Catholicism, and wish to have less-violent measures to eradicate the heresy.
    • Bavaria has expressed its wish to be let alone. Bavaria will support the Papal efforts of spreading the religion due to the instability that it may cause, we are hoping to avoid war. Ours is a nation of many religions, and all of us are peaceful. We will not allow Kappelian missionaries into other regions, as long as the Church lets us be. We are Christian, yet you dare treat us worse than Jews and Muslims. Once again we humbly request that you LEAVE US BE.
  • Scotland's military is improved by the King, although he would like some more funds for his works. He is still distrustful of several archbishops. He takes note of various small radical Protestant groups appearing in his nation, but doesn't do anything because he doesn't want the Bishops to gain greater influence over his nation. He hopes the Pope doesn't drag him into any wars.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy. It also urges the rest of the Caliphate to help the Kappelists.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military with focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its economy as part of efforts to bring the province out of the bad economic times brought on by the bad winter of 1527.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colony expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the Seychelles.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 17,000 sq km. The infrastructure is improved. This includes the start of building a new pan-Arabian road.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as Shaybahan shipping comes under attack from pirates in Somalia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as order is re-established in the province following the chaos caused by the bad weather conditions.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet sails south from the newly discovered Baria island and the fleet discovers Dina Morgabin (OTL Réunion); thus confirming the accuracy of the maps of Al Sharif el-Edrisi. The fleet proceeds to map most of the island and then following the maps of Al Sharif el-Edrisi they set sail to Dina Arobi (OTL Mauritius). Dina Arobi is consequentially re-discovered and the fleet set about mapping this new island too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan continues to wage war against Hindustan. Things look to be coming to an end now.

1530

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A flood happens in Burgundy, affecting most of the Flanders and Zeeland area.

The Empire of Gabu expands westward as it reaches the coastline. Gabu takes control of a lot of coastline and sets about building new large port cities from which European traders can visit and then trade with Gabu from.

The Kappelist countries of Brunswick, Lauenburg, Hesse, Paderborn, Nassau, Strassburg, and Breman announce their support for Bavaria in the case of any war by the Catholics. War against one, war against the entire Kappelist League.

Meh, we decided to pull it back.
In case of And you can't avoid war forever.

The Jukun tribes along the Benue River Valley unite forming a Kingdom which is called Kwararafa.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. And while expansion of Antília resumes, but in a slower pace, with 100 sq km being taken from Nausete territory. Meanwhile, Terra de Santa Cruz is renamed Brasil, which has surpassed the old name, at least internally, a long time ago. There, Pará expands 350 sq km, while Tremembé expands 150 sq km, and Ceará expands 300 sq km west. Potengi expands 350 sq km north, while Bahia expands 450 sq km south, and 50 sq km inland. São Vicente expands 750 sq km east, and, inside it, Santo André da Borda do Campo is having problems with native raids, due to its vulnerable position while Rio Grande expands 500 sq km south. A settlement is made in the Guaíba area, and named Santa Maria. Meanwhile, another child is born to Pedro and Vitória, being named Joana. Meanwhile, the economy grows somewhat, while a diocese is established on São Salvador da Bahia, having Fernão Sardinha as Bishop.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and Satomi Hirozō is finished planning out his first attack against the Kagawa Clan and will begin to fight them starting next year. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • The Imperial Government begins the elections. (HRErs, please go to the Conclave page.)
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military. Brandenburg expands its colony.
  • Lx, I got this -- thank you for posting for me yesterday, though! Scandinavia expands its army and grand navy. Nya Sverige expands 500 sq mi west and south, Nye Norge expands 250 sq mi northwest. ND and its new exclave share the 250 sq mi expansion 50/50. (Smalmar expands east and mainland Nya Danmark expands west basically.) In fear of what's going on in Europe, King Erik heightens control in Slesvig-Holsten though the Kappelians have become a negligible minority of 250 in scattered communities. The King secretly believes in reconciliation of Kappelists and Catholics even though it might not be possible -- he holds sympathies for both groups and speaks to a secret meeting of the Riksdag about it. Scandinavia states that, if war begins, they will decide what side to take as they have allies on both sides (if they take one at all). Ft Erik is designated capital of Smalnar. The Princes of Norway and Denmark search for spouses (Novgorod? Scotland? Saxony? Castille? England?). Infrastructure and economic development continue. The road from Helsinki to Turku has been repaired. Queen Christina goes on a state visit/emergency diplomatic meeting to Karolin and even wherever the Caliphate's capital is (LOL) to mediate.
    • Anhalt (a vassal of Saxony) offers princess Andrea, who, despite being only 13, is the oldest unmarried girl in the entire House of Wettin.
  • Cypruscontinues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • Bavaria: Prince Hienrich dies while attempting to escape Catholic custody. The Bavarian Reichstag votes and settles on Wilhelm Erbright, Duke of Stuttgart as the new King of Bavaria. Erbright is a staunch Kappelist. The King of Bavaria accepts that it will remain (for now) a member of the HRE but warns that it will not always be so. An envoy is sent to the Imperial Government to request the previous ruling to be overturned and allow Bavaria to once again become a producing nation of the Empire. The IMG reopens Imperial and Brandenburgish ports. Diplomats are sent to Venice, Scandinavia and the DME to discuss certain things such as trade and possible future alliances. As Bavaria is now religiously neutral, more avenues of discussion are available to the DME. The Bavarian Reichstag begins proceedings to annex Thuringia into Bavaria, ending the sectarian disputes along the Saxon border. Diplomats also ask the Imperial Government about the future of Bohemia, a violent Kappelist nation that has been fighting Saxony and Bavaria on and off for a number of years. The State grows impatient with Bohemia as they refuse to listen to diplomatic speech. The Bavarian Reichstag does, however, draft up a petition of Independence and sends it to Karolin, citing the vast differences in opinion and the fear that Bavaria's soveriegnty is slowly being eroded. The King announces to the people His wish to peacefully become an independent nation and asks other Kappelist nations to join him in that cause. But also adds that Bavaria will attempt to be more secular in her view, tolerating many different religions instead of the two most popular ones. To illustrate this point he appoints Richard Lioless, a staunch Catholic, to position of Imperial Generale, leader of the Bavarian armed forces.
    • Saxony:? Hopes to mend any damage to our relationship caused over the past few years, and joins Bavaria in the Conclave asking about the future of Bohemia.
    • The Imperial Government says that they could never allow this, but they can, however, allow Bavaria to remain in the Empire at any state of being, so long as Catholicism and Orthodoxy are permitted. Even Kappelism may you permit, but in the Empire you must remain.
    • The King respectfully asks, why should Bavaria remain if it is barred from voting in the Conclave or participating in a postive manner, we are more than willing to remain, but we must have our old rights back, otherwise we nothing more than an Imperial Vassal.(On a side not who actually is controling Austria? The list says a person by Mwalia or something like that?)
    • We retconned all that, remember? And whoever palys the HRE Emperor plays Austria. Mawilda has been told this repeatedly.
  • Thurnigia tones own Kappelist rhetoric and instead begins the long process of repairing the diplomatic damage caused by the Civil War with nearby states including Saxony and Brandenburg. The nation recognises itself as a secular nation in accordance with the King's decree. The Thuringian electorate begins to vote on possible annexation into Bavaria, as that would mean better security and more money to repair infrastructure and social programs.
  • Burgundy: Seeing the flood in the northern lands, the Duchy enters into a small crisis, as some Catholics in the north claim it to be a punishment from God to the Kappelists in the Duchy, seeing this the Catholic population in the northern lands begin persecution of the Kappelists, along with Jews and Orthodox in the region, soon the armies in Friesland and come to the region of Holland where the Catholics begin the revolt. The army in the region manages to quell the "uprising" killing most of its leadership. In this crisis, the Patriarch of The Orthodox in New Thrakia Alexandros I asks tolerance between the Christians in the Duchy, claiming that even despite our differences, our beliefs are not so diferent and that, beyond this differences we all believe in the truly voice, in the everlasting and omnipotent father of all life on earth. While this, the Duke John I continues to rise plans of Invasion of Mexico, gathering an army in the Regions of Wallonia in Burgundy, and sending them to the colony of New Antwerp to prepare the invasion in the continent. While this, fleeing Orthodox, Jews and Kappelists begin arriving at Brasilea expanding it 500 sq km and at New Antwerp expanding it 500 sq km southward, some military lands in New Zealand (Puerto Rico) claiming a small settlement as part of the Colony of New Antwerp.
    • I have an idea: just to avoid confusion, could you perhaps change the name of your colony of New Zealand to Neu Zeeland or something? It would save confusion with the OTL New Zealand, and you wouldn't always have to write (Puerto Rico) after it. Anyway, just a suggestion. Callumthered (talk)
    • Yeah, that's much easier...Sine dei gloriem (talk) 20:44, November 24, 2012 (UTC)
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Castile expands all his colonies. Economy continues to increase. Also, we will help Bavaria in his war, like a leader.
  • Austria's economy continues to increase with the presence of banks in their territory. Also, Austria and all his vassals will help Bavaria in they war.
  • Salzburg increases the local army.
  • Tyrol continues building programs throughout the Duchy.
    • You do NOT control Austria, Salzburg or Tyrolia. Get with the program. Spain is staunchly Catholic. Why on earth would you help the most openly Kappelist state in all of Europe? The Imperial Government controls all of Austria, Salzburg and Tyrolia. End of story.
    • To get Aragon.
  • Saxony: The colonies are slightly expanded, and trade with the natives continues. In Neu Anhalt, work begins on a ship, which will be able to fly under Saxon colours, ridding Saxon colonists of a reliance on IMG or Burgundian ships. The army improves, and a new type of pike is distributed amongst the ranks.
  • Anhalt: The army improves, and the Prince is glad of a new, safer border to the south.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop sends more priests to the New World, and the episcopal army is enlarged with more Catholic refugees.
  • France: The House of Auvergne plan to take full control of the French, hopefully with help from their Vassal of Béarn. Having trained new recruits, and asking for fletchers and blacksmiths from surrounding villages, the Armée d'Auvergne is formed, with an Army of at least 2000. Their first move is to destroy a Bourbon-affilated farm, and capture those who work with the enemy and kill the guards, should they refuse to join the Auvergne.
    • Actually, the nation list is outdated, to explain: Beárn was annexed by France, and then, the Duke of Toulouse, whose lands you had annexed before, took the region, and was defeated, with Auvergne France taking the region again, so Beárn doesn't exist anymore.
  • ​Venice continues the expansion of its economy with the help of the IMF. Venice tells Bavaria that it will help it in a war against outside forces but will do nothing to oppose the other HRE Catholic nations. The Catholics in Milan are sent weapons, funds and supplies to help their cause as Venetians fear a large Kappelist influence in Italy. Nuovo Venexia establishes an outpost in the Everglades and another in Northern Cuba with both expanded to 500 sq km. Venice hopes that France will continue its alliance with Venice and offers to help in the invasion of the Northern areas.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand the Madagascar colony by 250 sq km upon the arrival of additional subjects of the Empire - priests and Bishops shortly afterward once a beachhead for the colony is established, allowing them to begin work on converting the local populace.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt, after inaugurating a huge Alexandrian Palace and a heavily fortified citadel, moves there. The economy begins to be expanded as the navy is
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria expands its economy, with its demographic boom still in place. Europe-friendly approaches continue.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine expands its navy and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising and improving its army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues heavily influencing the Adalese nation.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut improves its navy and economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli continues improving its navy and economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its army and preparing for war with Algeria, while the economy is also improved.
  • The Caliphal Colony expands 500 sq km in the River of Hashem, 350 in Wahe Bari and 150 in Bidyt Remenkemi
  • Alodia expands by 2500 sq km north and 500 southeast into Funj.
  • The Chinese colony ship, which had arrived in Huǒshān last year, arrives at its target destination early this year. The Huǒshān colony begins as a seaside settlement. Later this year, natives are discovered. Good relations with them are stressed. Meanwhile, an explorer discovers what he initially assumes to be a very large island. Further investigation suggests it may be a much larger landmass. The explorer, a noble by the name of Son He (related to Zheng He) explores the coast until August, when he turns back and heads to China to report his findings, stopping at the new Huǒshān colony on the way. He is still sailing as of late December.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colony expands by 200 sq km as the colony expands into the Seychelles.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 20,000 sq km. The infrastructure is improved.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy after the Somalian pirates were defeated.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military cracks down on the bandits operating in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet finishes mapping Dina Arobi and sets sail to travel south to discover the southern continent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan continues to wage war against Hindustan.
  • The Lakota: The Lakota begin to rebuild after the harsh winter and the disappearance of the disease. The new Chief of the nation demands that the population needs to grow. The Start of Birth rates goes up.
  • Milan: the government finds a group of Catholic troops are armed by the Venetians and set a trap, for months the weapons and supplies the Venetians think are going to the Catholic rebels are truly going to the armories of the Duchy. Seven hundred Catholics guilty of rebellion are convicted and send to Africa (the Genoan outpost between Akan and Oyo). Two hundred Gallunarists with the same charge are send to the Genoan outpost in Boiko. Guido Sforza along a group of Catholics defeat the Gallunarists forces in the Battle of Religion, destroying the most violent protestants in only one battle. The army is build up to maintain control in the Duchy. Many gallunarists flee to Grisons and Guido Sforza moves his army to occupy Grisons, declaring that he is helping the moderates from both religions to keep peace (I just vassalise Grisons). The Insubric Language continues spreading.
  • Genoa: the navy and army are build up, the professional army continues recruiting. Piombino is annexed to the Republic, the Doge declares that preaching Kappelianism or other similar is illegal and can be paid with exile, but there is no charge against being a Kappelian. 80 Kappelians and Vauxists are send to the port in the Habibas Island to work as slaves. Corsica continues as a refuge to Vauxists and Kappelians.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The troops of Galluranists made a succesful campaign against the Catholic forces, William X is dead and his daughter is kiddnaped by Galluranist forces. Francesco Gallura dies sick and Silvio Belli takes the crown of both States, he swears loyalty to the future Emperor of the HRE and the Duke of Milan. Asti and Montferrat are integrated in only one State called Gallura, in honour of Francesco Gallura. The new laws allow the Catholic people to practice their religion at home, but not in public, the same to Kappelians. All Catholic Clerk's properties are going to the new government of the State. All Catholic preachers and monks are forced to flee the State; some of them disobey the order and are imprisioned.
  • Novgorod works on its military and enacts a new ten-year plan. The cartographical expedition has reached at this point OTL Vancouver Island, and made contact with the natives before moving on, but turning west because the waters were beginning to freeze.
  • Moscow updates military and continues the 20-year plan
  • Poland expands land of gold by the maximum and updates military and economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy. It also urges the rest of the Caliphate to help the Kappelists.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military with focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its economy as part of efforts to bring the province out of the bad economic times brought on by the bad winter of 1527.
  • Naples: The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, the colony of Mar del Plata expands 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and works together on common goals to conquer, and most know that they are the new vassal of the Kingdom.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and Strengthens Their factories in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo river mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy.

1531

The Empire of Gabu expands more to the south and west, as Gabu declares war on Burgundy and defeats them in a short war. Burgundy loses its west African colony to Gabu and Gabu establishes itself as a major power in the region as now they have control of a large stash of European weapons. (+10 to Gabu's military development score and +5 to Gabu's economic development score: this algorithm bonus lasts for 15 years).

Note: Sine dei gloriem, Burgundy had too many colonies so I have done this to enforce the colonization rules of the game. You cannot make any more colonies until 1580 as the rules state you can only make two new colonies per 50 year period. Do not break the rules again.
But I had the colony prior to 1470, something between 1455. The question is that no one put it on the map, so that would be the 50 years period, with the Brasilean and the Colombian colony. The rest is part of the other colonies, ex: Neu Zeeland part of New Antwerp, and West Africa part of the Canarian Islands. I have no more than three colonies in the acceptable period of time. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 22:32, November 24, 2012 (UTC) If you don't believe me, look at the 1458 Post when I began taking over the Canarian Islands
You weren't allowed to have colonies back then. Saamwiil, the Humble 23:24, November 24, 2012 (UTC)
This mod post should be removed. If Scandinavia and Naples can have three or more colonies in less than 50 years then why can't Burgundy establish three in 70 years ... I think Burgundy's colonies are perfectly legal. Though Scandinavia's three and Naples/Savoy's four (three now since he sold one) are rather more shifty. Also, the no colonies rule is somewhat outdated, colonies in the Canary Islands and Azores were established in the 14th century by Spain and Portugal. In this ATL Burgundy and France merely joined in the fun. Scandinator (talk) 23:31, November 24, 2012 (UTC)
I'll be getting rid of one of Scandinavia and Naples colonies next turn, too. But anyway, you can keep the rest of your colonies Sine, but you just can't establish any more until 1580. You can, however, buy or conquer colonies still, though. VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 02:14, November 25, 2012 (UTC)
No native attacks or anything. Use starvation, a severe problem for early colonialists in infertile areas. Scandinator (talk) 12:33, November 25, 2012 (UTC)
Don't cross out my posts, Scan. And I have ideas for what I will do for Naples and Burgundy already: one will starve to death (brought on by a poor harvest) and the other will be hit by tropical disease ~Von.
Guys, my colonies checked out with Lurk. I established a colony with Sweden first, then the others were founded under another country. Sweden could have colonies earlier, but he said Scandinavia could not do so until 1509(which is when the first colony was established). I just wanted to clear that up.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and by the tenth month, Satomi Hirozō leads an attack against the Kagawa Clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
    • I'm unsure of who to support in your civil war. Who should Manchuria lend support to?
    • To the Satomi Clan.
    • The Manchurians send envoys to the leaders of the Satomi clan, offering support for their bid to reunite the country. The one condition of this assistance is that the Japanese Emperor plays a larger part in the government.
    • Satomi Hirozō, head of the Satomi Clan, accepts the support, and also agrees to having the Japanese Empress/Emperor playing a larger part in the government.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in the start of the year, Lisboa is struck by an earthquake, which destroys approximately 1500 households and causes destruction of structures, loss of life and enormous panic. Meanwhile, the plague on São Miguel finally ends. Meanwhile, on an attempt to transplant the capitania hereditária system that worked on Madeira and Açores to Brasil, Urraca starts to try to devise a way of establishing the system without interfering with the already established locally-appointed governors, as she never bothered with appointing governors for the different settlements. Meanwhile, Rio Grande expands 200 sq km south, São Vicente expands 850 sq km east, now bordering a bay that the natives call Guanabara. Meanwhile, still on São Vicente, the susceptibility to native raids shown by Santo André da Borda do Campo leads to the establishment of another settlement near Santo André, but in a more defensible position. Said settlement is called São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga. Meanwhile, Bahia expands by 700 sq km south, while Ceará expands 400 sq km west. Potengi expands 350 sq km. Meanwhile, expansion returns to a relatively normal rate in Antília, with Santa Inês expanding 250 sq km west, and Santo Amaro expanding more 100 sq km into Nausete territory.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Imperial Government is shocked by actions in Milan and Asti. The whole Empire is informed that Kappelism may be legalized, but only if the standards of Saxony are followed: limited acceptance. Meanwhile, the Imperial Government gears up to build an actual colony for the Empire, not for individual states.
    • Milan hasn't done anything wrong, we are hunting followers of Kappelianism, Gallunarism and Catholicism if they go against the government. We are more secular than a lot of German states who follow Kappelianism, we allow the Catholics and Kappelians to live in peace.
    • That is an implausibly tolerant policy. The HRE only allowed the Lutherans in OTL as a compromise to end decades of war.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and continues to improve its infrastructure and economy. Some new jobs are opened building ships in the North. Neu Berlin expands by 1000 sq km north and west and east.
  • Luxembourg continues to build up its military.
  • Papal States: Pope Mark II publicly states his intention not to wage war with any nation in the Holy Roman Empire. He reminds European leaders that Jesus and his followers did not wage war on the non-believers, and faced hardships, torture and imprisonment in order to finally spread the word of God. He explains his intentions to try to peacefully reconvert any man, woman or child who has come under the heretic words of Kappel, so that they are not sinful in nature. He does give his concern, however, that false prophets of the heresy may cause increased violence, such as that of Islam, and may plunge Europe into a second Holy War. Increased number of priests and missionaries venture into Europe in order to spread the Good Word of God. The Pope considers creating a Council within the States of the Church to establish the definition of the Kappelian heresies. Trade efforts continue, as well as increased efforts to create up-to-date ships. The Church agrees that having a better diverse naval role would help the States be better informed of the Kappelian situation in Northern Europe, as well as to create outposts and even colonies in order to promote the Catholic Church elsewhere.
    • This Pope is being absurdly tolerant. I know you all want to avoid war, but the only reason tolerance developed in most of Europe was because people were tired of decades and decades of war.
    • The Pope isn't being tolerant. He just doesn't want to add gasoline to the flame. Causing another war in Europe would most likely cause a larger wave of protest to the Catholics and the Pope for letting so many innocent lives die in warfare. After all, one of the reasons for the Kappelian reformation was because of the Papacy's "constant fighting and taxes given for nothing." Though, I could change the "peacefully reconverting" to something along the lines of "continue the Inquisition." ChrisL123 (talk)
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colony expands by 50 sq km as the colony expands into the Seychelles as more small islands are discovered in the region and annexed into the Comchellak colony.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 20,000 sq km. The infrastructure is improved to help facilitate this expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah trades more with India.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military cracks down on the bandits operating in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet finishes mapping Dina Arobi and sets sail to travel south to discover the southern continent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military in preparation for the final push. Top Caliphate generals command one last massive push against Hindustan, and this final push breaks the defensive lines of Hindustan and Caliphate armies run rampant in the nation as the capital is reached and the Hindustani Maharaja is forced to kneel before the triumphant Muslim generals who seized his capital city. Deccan, alongside their Bengali allies, begin to negotiate on how Hindustan will be divided between themselves.
  • France: Lord Gauss of the Auvergne requests assistance to the Papal States, where in return, Catholicism will be the State Religion of unified France, along with direct ties to the Vatican. Nevertheless, the Auvergne Army continues growing its ranks, recruiting villagers terrorized by the Bourbon-controlled villages.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Pope is pleased that Auvergne wishes to remain true to Catholicism and the Pope, however, requests information on the terms of assistance needed.
  • Bavaria restores and expands infrastructure. The King signs the final document cementing Bavaria as a secular state that allows the peaceful practise of all religions, but only the Christian ones have lower taxes. Jews and Muslims are treated fairly but are taxed a flat tax rate of 20%. The IMF continues to aid Venice where needed. The Eastern Fleet is recalled to Venexia for updates and repairs, the Western Fleet is likewise called to Milan for upgrades. The Munchen Cathedral is restored, and her Bishops returned to their jobs. A Religious Census is done and the results are 44% Kappelian, 42% Catholic, 12% Orthodox, 2% Jew, 2% Muslim. The King signs Royal Edict 1531 officially annexing Thuringia into Bavaria starting in 1532. The Military begins to train using new tactics. Wheel lock rifles are upgraded for faster firing times thanks to the help of the Imperial Research Commission. The Bank of Bavaria opens yet another chain in Austria, one more in Saxony and two in Venice, making it one of the largest banking chains in Europe. King Erbright travels to Brandenburg on a diplomatic mission to repair the damage caused by the rebellions before traveling to Karolin to rededicate Bavaria to the Imperial Throne.
    • The concept of a secular state in Europe would be alien at this time. There is also no way that the Orthodox and Muslim populations would be so high, other than a few traders there would be none.
    • If that be the case, then Bavaria WILL NOT renounce Kappelism, If that means a religious war, then so shall it be, there are no other alternatives. Next post I will ask the Empire if I may secede if the answer is no, then I will have no choice other than to declare independence.
    • The majority of the central HRE states are Kappelist. If any states start breaking away it will be the Dutch, Wallonians, Flemish, Italians and Swiss rather than a state in the middle of the Empire. In fact, I will begin the religious revolts next turn.
  • Thuringia expands its military due to increasing violence against radical Kappelist groups in Bohemia. The Elector asks the Imperial Government to please aid the situation. The Elector meets with the Thuringian Assembly and the Bavarian Reichstag in a joint meeting to sign the Acts of Union of 1531 that will form the United Kingdoms of Greater Bavaria and Thurnigia. Thuringia begins the process of merging governments. The process is expected to be complete next year when the new Assembly session begins, then the combined Assemblies of the UKGB will vote on how adminstrative systems will be done.
  • Sikhism continues to grow in number and many gurdwaras are built although this is tempered somewhat by a growing influx of Hindu refugees. The military is expanded and roads are improved. Several battalions are sent to the border with Punjab where the rebels grow in power.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their territory northward. The Manchurians begin to increase trade with the Europeans, and some European customs start spreading through Manchuria. A new style of architecture blending traditional Manchurian designs with new European designs begins to gain popularity. The Emperor creates a new code of laws for the nation, which is equally based on both China's Ancestral Injunctions and England's Magna Carta. This establishes a new legislature known as the Yihui (Parliament), although it does little other than advise the Emperor and only the nobility can join it. The Emperor is still the highest power in Manchuria.
  • Scotland's capital is moved from Scones to the larger, more developed Edinburgh, home of King Charles. The Bishop in Scones dislikes this and complains to Charles, but Charles dismisses him, tired of conflicts with the clergy. The Bishop writes a letter to the Pope, claiming that Charles is a madman and a secret heretic. However, this letter is intercepted by agents of the King. Charles sends a letter of his own to the Pope, demanding (in not the most respectful of manners) that the Pope remove the Bishop of Scones and three other high-ranking church officials in Scotland who are deemed disloyal to the Scottish crown.
    • Papal Diplomacy: While the Pope is unable to visit Scotland with the current naval technology, he does send several priests already in northern Europeto visit Scotland and investigate.
  • Burgundy: In the Duchy, while the city of Cleves falls under vassalization finally, expansion of the colony of the colony of New Antwerp continues as the effected in the northern regions of the Duchy begin a small diaspora leaving into more promising lands in the Duchy's colonies of Atlantis and Antilia. While this, the Settlement part of New Antwerp in Neu Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expands 750 sq km while the continental New Antwerp expands westward into OTL region of Uraba (near the border with Naples Panama). While this, in Brasilea the Colony expands 1000 sq km westward. While this, the two year old son of Duke John of Burgundy begins being instructed in basic knowledge as his father wishes to prepare him for governance of the Duchy. While this, the Orthodox Patriarch in the Duchy dies of an unknown plague. In this time a conclave of Bishops from Brasilea, New Antwerp, Burgundy and the Canarian Islands chooses Dionisius I. Kappelists continue fleeing into Atlantis colonies fleeing from the conflict between the Christians and other new rising sects.
    • Are you Catholic or Kappelist?
    • I'm de jure Catholic: But De facto Secular, since the reign of Charles the Bold
  • Venice is seriously considering leaving the HRE but Doge Barozzi, a long time supporter of the Empire continuously opposes the move. With his failing health and old age, many expect a change of this policy soon. In other news, Venice develops its naval forces and strengthens the border with Milan. They continue to supply weapons to the Catholics there but as more and more supplies go missing some suggest a termination of this policy. Venetian diplomats visit many of the Japanese clans in order to help one to obtain victory while the Venetians will gain a strong ally and trading partner. They decide on the Satomi clan since they are easily the most organized so far and not embroiled in a conflict at the moment. China is also offered an alliance. Venice begins to influence the Italian portion of Tyrol to join it and potentially merge with the strongst Italian state. Nuovo Treviso expands a measly 100 sq km as damage from the hurricane is repaired while Nuovo Venexia expands its settlement in Cuba by 400 sq km and its main settlement by 500 sq km northward.
    • Brandenburg, one of the last remaining staunch Catholic states in the Holy Roman Empire, asks for Venetian support against Kappelism in case of war.
  • Muscovy (I'm back! *Cheers* *clapping*)? Also sends an expedition to Aukso Zeme (the Muscovian Settlement is named Zelta Zeme, as the explorer who discovered it was Latvian (Latvia is in Muscovy), this time landing on the East of the Bonoman lands (Poland's is on the West). Trading with the Bonoman for gold is immensely profitable, sometimes for a 2000% profit (and if you think this is implausible, remember that Peter Minuit bought Manhattan OTL for $24). The military is updated.
  • Poland expands Aukso Zeme by the maximum and expands the military. Andrej I signs the bill of support, stating that between its allies, Russia shall send aid to that nation which is the defender.
  • Lakota: The Lakota begin to make progress. The military is beginning to get back on its feet and hunters make good progress in finding food. The elders seek to scout out the lands in the south to see if they're good to expand there.
  • Caliph Muhammad makes public the new taxes policy. For all non-Muslim ships attempting to get to Asia, 1/3 of all goods, which includes the price of the ship, how many people it carries (counted as one pound of gold), and the actual goods on the ship, may be taken and spread amongst the locals to stimulate economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy. It also urges the rest of the Caliphate to help the Kappelists.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military with focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its economy. The economy has surpassed pre 1526 conditions.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and grand navy. Nya Sverige expands 500 sq mi west and south, Nye Norge expands 250 sq mi northwest. ND and its new exclave share the 250 sq mi expansion 50/50. (Smalmar expands east and mainland Nya Danmark expands west basically.) In fear of what's going on in Europe, King Erik heightens control in Slesvig-Holsten though the Kappelians have become a negligible minority of 250 in scattered communities. Scandinavia states that, if war begins, they will decide what side to take as they have allies on both sides (if they take one at all). Fort Erik is designated capital of Smalnar. The Prince of Denmark marries the Princess of Anhalt. The Prince of Norway remains in search of a spouse.
  • The Mayan Empire is finally cleared of the plague, albeit many are left dead. Expansion increases to prior standards once more.
  • Genoa: Traders and merchants establish good relations with the Gabu and trade. Kappelians and Catholics continue fighting in Genoa, while Corsica is full of Vauxists and Catholics fighting each other. The outpost between Oyo and Akan continues thriving.
  • Gallura (Asti and Montferrat) The Catholics attack again and all the territories are at war now. Catholics and Gallunarists kill each other. Mercenaries from Italy and Switzerland make fortunes and both sides ask all foreign powers to help them. Piombino is fully annexed.
  • Milan: The army is improved and put on alert. The Venetian weapons finish in the hands of the army. The Duchy gains influence in Grisons and all North East Switzerland, as seven cantons of Switzerland are Kappelians and all Grisons are.
  • China accepts the Venetian alliance, seeing it as a strong opportunity to begin good relations with Europe. In the meantime, Song He returns to China and begins plotting another journey. He will be bringing more cartographers and a fleet of ships to explore the coast of the area he found. Naming conventions begin and, by the end of the year, the land discovered by Song He is dubbed 'Dongfang', which is simply 'east' in Chinese. A Chinese trader, however, believes that China discovered the western coast of the European lands known as 'Antillia'. This argument is disputed with no evidence to prove either side surfacing.
  • Novgorod accepts the venetian alliance offer. THe novgorodian state continues its 10-years economic plan and expands its militatry. more roads are being constructed to allow for better military movement, as well as the Novgorod-Sibir road finally finished construction
  • Naples: The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, the of Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer, and most now that hey are the new vassal of the Kingdom.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens yheir factories, in Ivory Coast, Niger Delta and Kongo river mouth. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy.

1532

The Savoy colony in the Congo is hit by a deadly epidemic of plague and the colony collapses as most of the population die. The plague then spreads to the near-by Kingdom of Kongo and their population is hit hard too, but not as bad as the Savoyard colony. The King of Kongo orders the infected land to be abandoned and his Kingdom expands southward and the infected regions surrounding the Savoyard colony are abandoned.

After many years of trading with European merchants, the nation states of West Africa are now armed with European weaponry. All West African states get a +4 military development score for the next 15 years to show this.

With the growing power of the Mayans and Europeans in the area, the Yopitzinco carve out their own Kingdom in south western Mexico out of fear of being conquered.

Not disputing, just need to know, how are the Aztecs increasing their power?
Okay I've removed Aztecs, I forgot they haven't really done anything. Where's their player gone I wonder? I might do some mod events to them to make them better.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up, and the attack against the Kagawa Clan continues; and Satomi Hirozō accepts the Venician offers from last year. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Naples: The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in a few years will control the Kingdom and become his vassal. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, the of Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer, and most now that they are the new vassal of the Kingdom.
    • The King of Aragon kindly asks that the Italians keep their noses out of Spanish business.
    • The King of Castille will support Naples to get Granada, and ask Bradenburg get off Spanish business, and leave Aragon.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens their factories in Ivory Coast and Niger Delta. The African fleet is militarized and assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expand his economy.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Urraca creates the Mesa da Consciência e Ordens, as another mechanism to further centralization of power. Meanwhile, Antília's population continues to recover. While in Brasil, Ceará expands 350 sq km west. Bahia and Nhoesembé expand 300 sq km toward each other. Espírito Santo expands 100 sq km, while São Vicente expands 1200 sq km toward Cabo Frio, and Rio Grande expands south by 350 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire expands north. The population booms, in the Empire and in Xaman. The Oligarchy hopes that this will begin to repair the damage done by the plague. Xaman expands 5 km.
  • Muscovy expands Zelta Zeme by the maximum amount, and brings in massive amounts of gold as a result. To prevent inflation, this is distributed to merchants who then trade in the Med., vastly increasing profits. The navy and military are developed.
  • Poland expands Aukso Zeme by 1000 km. Plans begin to destabilize the Bonoman, starting with war on them next year. The economy and military grow.
    • The maximum number for expansion on a colony is 200 sq km in the first five years.
  • Byzantium expand its military and navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy. It also urges the rest of the Caliphate to help the Kappelists.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military with focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its economy.
  • Scotland's army is improved by order of King Charles. Charles contacts the Norwegians, saying he will give them the Faroe Islands back (but not the Shetland) if the Norwegians sign a non-aggression pact with Scotland. He continues to improve Edinburgh, but has run out of funds. His advisors inform him that higher taxes on the peasants and middle class would wreck the Scottish economy. He knows the nobles in parliament will fight the idea, and he does not want to antagonize them. King Charles asks the Church officials in Scotland if they can donate him some church-owned land that he can sell to raise funds to improve his city. The Bishops, who already hate Charles, refuse to do so. Charles sends another letter to the Pope, demanding that the Bishops in Scotland be removed (in a rather rude manner). He suggests that the Church allow temporal rulers, such as himself, to decide which Bishops shall be promoted, in order to foster unity in a country. The Bishops send their own letter to the Pope, telling him that Charles should be reprimanded for his insolence.
  • Scandinavia, speaking for predecessor state Norway, agrees. Scandinavia offers a trade agreement to increase funds; we are currently the only exporters of tobacco and have loads of furs, sugar, coffee, etc. On an unrelated note, we ask to start revitalizing the APL.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military, economy and infrastucture. Neu Berlin expands by 1000 px.
  • Lakota: The Lakota stop scouting after hearing tales from big lakes from the east and start sending small pockets of settlers out east to settle these lands around the lakes.
  • France: The Auvergne Army continues being built up, recruiting those from nearby areas of Southern OTL France, Andorra and OTL Berne. The Lord of the House goes to Rome, asking the Pope to send religious support and possible military support, for all of France to become a Catholic State. He also claims (I.E. lies) that the people of Bourbon are Kappelists, and threaten to destroy the true religion throughout Europe, should they rule all of the French Lands.
  • Genoa: Trade continues with the Gabu. Kappelians and Catholics continue fighting in Genoa, while Corsica is full of Vauxists and Catholics fighting each other. The outpost between Oyo and Akan continues thriving. Piombino is fully annexed.
  • Gallura: The war between Catholics and Kappelians continue.
  • Milan: The army is improved and put on alert. The Duchy gains influence in Grisons and North East Switzerland. The troops are ready next to Gallura ready to intervene.
  • Burgundy: The Duchy finally receives an answer from Cleves stating that they would bow under Burgundian control as well as some leadership attempt to keep Catholicism in control and Kappelist away from the control of the Duchy. With Burgundian control of Cleves, access to the Friesland region is given and made much easier. Thanks to this, in other means, a noble is chosen as new Duke of the Cleves called Jan Goethen. Under Burgundian administration the Duchy, final annexation measures to Friesland are continued. The army is built up and the fleet increased, expansion on the colonies of Brasilea expands 1000 sq km and New Antwerp expands 750 sq km and Neu Zeeland expands 250 sq km. Vassalization of Cambray begins, and Duke John asks the Patriarch of the Orthodox to a formal meeting on Burgundian continental land.
  • Cleves: A small military begins to be made for defensive measures and aid is given to Burgundy for the vassalization of Cambray. A small colony is made in OTL Honduras, while another one is made in OTL Hispaniola.
    • Two colonies? You're making your vassal have a colony?
    • Cleves is landlocked. It can't have colonies.
    • In fact, if you see in the map it has a small coastline, and I think it should be plausible, timed the same with Russia, using my ships, and I gave vassals colony because I'm going to wait some time to Unify it with my nation - like I did with Friesland, something I should have added in the nations list Sine dei gloriem (talk) 19:53, November 26, 2012 (UTC)
  • Song He returns to the area he discovered. The voyage, ending in October, is done by a fleet of four ships. The first two ships explore the coastline by sailing north when Dongfang is reached. The last two sail south. The southern edge of Dongfang is discovered while the northern edge has yet to be discovered. The mapping of Dongfang's coast will continue into next year. Meanwhile, the colony on OTL Hawaii is expanded by 100 sq km. Other Asian nations are offered port in the colony for passing explorers in exchange for a modest fee.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and grand navy. Nya Sverige expands 500 sq mi west and south, Nye Norge expands 250 sq mi northwest. ND and its new exclave share the 250 sq mi expansion. Fort Erik thrives as a fur trading center of Smalnar. They expand north at the hopes of reaching the trading forts of the Erik's Bay Company. The Faroe Islands are happily reincorporated as a province of Scandinavia; Scots living there are given citizenship. 'The 'Prince of Norway remains in search of a spouse. The explorers that came into contact with Japan go back and bring back news of the fighting. The Indian explorers also return and report the military defeat of Hindustan to King Erik. Though it is far away, he is alarmed at the defeat of yet another state at the hands of the Caliphate.
    • Cyprus? offers Helen, 32 years of age.
    • Anhalt: Again offers Princess Andrea, now aged 15.
  • Castile expands all his colonies. Economy continues to increase. Also, we will help Bavaria in his war, like a leader, because we will like to get some territories of Aragon.
  • Cyprus? continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Candar, Rumelia, Anatolia, and Wallachia: Economic and military buildup continues. Upon hearing Georgia's urgings to aid the Kappelists, the four provinces unanimously agree to aid the Kappelists.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colony expands by 100 sq km as the colony expands into the Seychelles as more small islands are discovered in the region and annexed into the Comchellak colony. Oman sets about building mosques, ports, barracks and other important buildings in the Comchellak colony too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 20,000 sq km. The infrastructure is improved to help facilitate this expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah trades more with India and Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military cracks down on the bandits operating in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet continues to sail southward to discover the southern continent but after many mi of sailing, the fleet decide to turn back and go north after the weather got colder and storms worse as the fleet kept going south.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military as Deccan annexes part of Hindustan into Deccan province. Deccan continues to negotiate with their Bengali allies on how Hindustan will be divided between themselves.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Saxony (My posts may be a bit sporadic for the next nine days; Youth hostels ...). Neu Anhalt continues to grow. The army is slightly expanded, and the Kappelist population continues to be taxed, but due to their very small numbers, people are being slightly less strict on them, seeing as Catholicism is completely safe in Saxony.
  • Anhalt: The army conducts exercises in the center of the principality. Their aim is to be fully compatible with the Saxon army.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The army, now quite large with Catholic refugees, is given new weapons, and professional commanders from Saxony. Kappelists continue to be persecuted. 
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its Madagascar colony, this year expanding by 200 sq km, pushing deeper into the unknown lands while combating the natives who have recently encountered the Ethiopian colonists. Those not killed are given a chance to convert to Christianity or die along with their heathen brothers.
  • Hungary: Hungary improves military and economy.
  • After his unusually long tenure as Prince of Novgorod, Alexandr Boyasin dies at a ripe old age of 75. Almost a week before his death, he announced his resignation in one month's time. Elections were held and the interregnum only lasted for one day, at which point the Novgorodian Veches elected Evgeni Zaytsev as Grand Prince. Dimitri Boyasin is granted the title of Prince of Pskov. The Cartography expedition maps the coast of China in the beginning of the year (where it resupplies), Japan, and Malaysia. They go through the Singapore Strait and emerge on the other side by the end of the year. Some people say they saw a strip of land that is OTL Australia, but the expedition only draws a rough possibility of what it may look like, and carries on the expedition without much thought. The Military is updated, and more research into firearms goes well, and the snaplock mechanism is invented by Russian gunsmiths. The Government purchases one hundred of these. Meanwhile, the Grand Prince proposes to the Russian Grand Council to Create a Joint Russian Colonial administration. Kvebek and Novorossiya expand 750 and 250 sq km respectively.
  • Rajputana expands the military and improves infrastructure many people convert to Sikhism.
  • Upon receiving news of the war on the East being over, the emir of the Caliphal Province of Tunis declares war on Algiers and begins marching on the nation, attacking the surprised Algerian forces.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripolitania sends its army and navy to support the Tunisians. The infrastructure is improved.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt sends part of its navy to aid the Tunisians, while the north continues to be built.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine improves its army and economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria blatantly refuses to help Tunis and continues a trade-friendly approach, continuing to sell spices and grain at relatively low prices,
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continuew improving its army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues influencing the land.
  • Alodia expands 3500 sq km northwestward and 500 southward.
  • The Caliphal colony of New Mecca continues having an influx of migrants, expanding 550 sq km in the River of Hashem, 300 sq km in Wahe Bari and 150 sq km in Bidyt Remenkemi. More troops are sent over. The River of Hashem begins to be overtaken by Arameans.
  • Venice is in mourning at the death of Doge Barozzi. The Council of Ten elects a Florentine merchant, Carlo Salieri as the new Venetian Doge. The Venetian army is expanded and Nuovo Treviso expands 300 sq km while the Cuban outpost of Nuovo Venexia expands 300 sq km. The main settlement of Nuovo Venexia expands 400 sq km northward.

1533

Fearing being taken over by a Muslim power, the Hindustani vassal state which was taken over by Hindustan in 1521 rebels away falling into civil disarray. The nations of Mandla, Gond, Malwa and Khandesh all split up as the union of 1455 is nullified. The rebellion though is defeated by the end of the year and the four states are split between Deccan, Bengal, Rajputana and Delhi.

Josef Klaus leads a revolution in Bohemia.  He topples the King, leaves the HRE, and proclaims that Bohemia will have "No King but Jesus".  He establishes an incredibly strict theocracy in Bohemia with himself as the dictator of the nation.  

Large scale anti-Kappelist protests incited by Catholic nobles take place across Naples, Savoy and Venice. Citizens there wish to leave the increasingly Kappelist HRE. These protests soon spread into Austria, Switzerland and many other non-German States. The protests in Northern Burgundy take on a violent tone and the governors in many northern provinces are killed as the protesters there demand a free Dutch state. Cleves and Eastern Friesland also demand total independence from Burgundy. Meanwhile, Calais is overrun by a Wallonian protest group from the surrounding area who declare the establishment of the Free City of Calais. By the end of the year, the governments of Grisons and Valais have collapsed, and the Swiss Confederation moves in to "restore order". Austria has left the HRE along with Liege, Bar, Luxembourg and Lorraine. Advisors to the Byzantine Empire recommend a withdrawal from the HRE lest the upcoming religious war drag in Byzantium too.

Luxembourg is completely isolated from the world right now and it is also a vassal of Brandenburg, one of the most staunchly Catholic states in HRE, and Austria is one of the founding states of the Empire; why would it leave?
I don't see the point for Burgundy. I'm pro-Catholic, with small groups of Orthodox. They agreed years ago to accept the power of the Pope over them and even Less numerous the Kappelists who have been fleeing since a while ago. Even if there are people against the Kappelism they had been kept outside of conflict due to the majority of Catholic Italian population entering the Duchy since late 15 century. So, put it this way - of one hundred persons 85 percent are Catholic, ten percent are Orthodox and the rest are Kappelist - mostly in the Colony of New Antwerp. Byzantium has been away from the HRE since 1510, if I'm not wrong. For the breaks of Burgundy, naah, most of their governors are of their own population as I gave power to their people. So, unless you want to kill off your own people. Cleves? - I have barely controlled it. I just have three years with full control of it. So, come on. At least let me have it for ten years. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 22:58, November 26, 2012 (UTC)
The non-German states would leave the HRE before any German ones.  The Kappelist ones would leave before the Catholic German ones.  Austria is German, I don't know why it would be counted as a "non-German state"
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up, and the attack against the Kagawa Clan continues, but ends in a ceasefire by mid-year. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, another child is born to Vitória and Pedro, being named Maria. Meanwhile, Urraca, after trying to establish the capitanias in a way that doesn't interfere too much with the locally-established governments, appoints the donatários to the capitanias, that will be hereditary and cannot be sold. The first donatários to come to Brasil, and the only ones to come within the year, are Martim Afonso de Sousa, in São Vicente, Antônio Ribeiro in Paranaguá, and Pero Góis da Silveira in Cabo Frio. Meanwhile, in Brasil, Ceará expands 450 sq km west, Potengi expands 300 sq km north, and Bahia expands 500 sq km south, finally connecting with Nhoesembé. São Vicente expands 900 sq km east, getting closer to Cabo Frio. Rio Grande expands 450 sq km, and the division of Guaiba is incorporated into the capitania of Rio Grande. Espírito Santo expands 100 sq km south.
  • The Manchurians temporarily stop northern expansion. The Manchurians send a scouting mission to Dongfang to seek potential sites for a colony.
  • The Bavarian government condemns the rebels stating that the only way to save Europe is to remain united, police keeping forces are ordered on all borders and a plea for Austria to remain in the HRE is sent, as well as to Venice. The IMG will survive regardless due to the nature of the business, but things could get patently more difficult if the Empire splits asunder. We will work to keep the Empire in one peace. the King begs the Emperor to do something to stop the collapse of the world's greatest nation. The Acts of Union are officially signed, making Thuringia an adminstrative division of Bavaria. The nation's name is changed to the United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia. The Thuringian Assembly will act as the local governing authority with right parallel, though not quite equal to the Reichstag. The Nation celebrates the full union of the two nations, bringing greater unity and peace to the land. The former Elector is elected by Assembly as the Governor of Erfurt District and overseer of the Bailey. The military nationwide is expanded, with special attention to the districts in the North to help stave off any conflicts. (Note the Acts of Union unify the two nations of Bavaria and Thuringia.)
    • Austria's leaving has been retconned.
  • Ethiopia expands its colony in Madagascar by 200 sq km, and continues preaching the Word of the Christ as they go. The Emperor's armies contines in the homeland take 1500 sq km of land in the western lands beyond the Imperial borders, crushing the tribal forces that oppose them.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military and economy and infrastructure, while Neu Berlin continues to expand by 1000 sq km. Brandenburg threatens to invade Bohemia.
    • Dispite our nations differneces we will support an intervention in Bohemia.
  • The Imperial Government is stressed out about the current state of the Empire. The Emperor urges Venice and Savoy/Naples not to leave the Empire as "only together can we defeat the full power of the Kappelist side of the Christianity." (LOL, Star Wars.) Meanwhile the colony is decided to be on the southern coast of the Neu Austrian Peninsula (Florida) and it will be established next year.
  • Burgundy: Seeing the crisis in not just the rest of the Empire, if not the Duchy itself, the Duke prepares his army into the north of Friesland and Cleves and the other revolted areas while the remainder of Kappelists in the continental Burgundy flee to the Canarian Islands, Brasilea or New Antwerp expanding it 1000 sq km, Brasilea, 750 sq km westward in New Antwerp and 250 in the settlement of New Zealand, military is increased. It asks aid to the Imperial government on dealing with the revolts. The royal family prepares plans for a possible high scale revolt and the patriarch of the Orthodox in the Canaries pleads that all Orthodox remain away from this conflict to avoid any major crisis or schism between our beliefs.
  • Scotland is rocked by a religious reformation this year.  King Charles, tired of monetary problems and an overly intefering Clergy which the papacy has failed to reign in, declares that he is the head of all Christian churches in Scotland.  He denounces Papal authority and declares the Church of Scotland, or the "Caledonian" Church.  There are very few differences with Catholicism yet.  The only prominent difference currently is the abolition of monasticism.  Charles confiscates much of the land formerly owned by monks, and other unnecessary church lands.  He sells this land away, and then can now tax it.  This resulting surge in government funds rejuvenates the Scottish economy.
    • Bavaria offers to endorse Scotland (secretly) in hopes of gaining an ally against the radical Catholics (SECRET).
    • Although King Charles is theologically more inclined toward the Catholics, politically he will side with the Kappelists in any anti-Catholic effort.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and grand navy. Nya Sverige expands 500 sq mi west and south, Nye Norge expands 250 sq mi northwest. ND and its new exclave share the 250 sq mi expansion. Fort Erik thrives as a fur trading center of Smalnar. They expand north at the hopes of reaching the trading forts of the Erik's Bay Company. The Faroe Islands are happily re-incorporated as a province of Scandinavia; Scots living there are given citizenship. 'The 'Prince of Norway remains in search of a spouse (the Prince of Denmark married the Princess of Anhalt two years ago). King Erik is shocked at the events in Scotland and the HRE. These events inspire a resurgence of Kappelianism in Slesvig-Holsten. The Prince of Finland reports a community of one thousand Kappelists residing in his city of Lübeck. The Princess of Sweden rejoices at her second child with Pedro of Portugal and visits with her family later this year, touring Stockholm and the Greater Sweden area, with a final stop in Copenhagen before returning home to Lisboa with the Prince.
  • Papal States: (Darn my schoolwork, I never have time to play turns anymore) The Pope continues his efforts in trying to promote Catholicism in Europe, and believes that pure Catholic members of the HRE may be better off leaving the HRE rather than being forcefully converted by Kappel's heretic followers. While he does not wish for war to take place in Europe, the Council of Rome (TTL Council of Trent) realizes that it may be the best way to stop another mass schism and heresy in the Holy Roman Empire. The Pope also is concerned with the lack of communication in Northern Europe (including Scotland, which "might have succumbed to the heresy"). The Papal Navy officially discovers plans for better-manned ships, and begins using them for trade routes. He believes that the best way for the States to gain news of further Kappelist movements would be to have these ships circumnavigate Europe. These ships also better send priests throughout Europe in order to peacefully and faithfully convert the heretics, many of whom go to England, Scandinavia and Auvergne to prevent further spreading. While priests continue to attempt peaceful conversions, the Kappelian Inquisition continues, moderately in Provence and continues to cleanse, torture and often kill those who don't comply with the Church's teachings.
  • Milan: The Milanese government condemns the rebels stating that the only way to save Europe is to remain united. The army is improved. Guido Sforza declares himself a Kappelian and ask the Empire to remain united. The defensive infrastructure is upgraded and the State prepares itself for a possible war. The Duke asks the King of Naples and the new Doge of Venetia to avoid war. The Kappelian forces in Grisons take the power and continue helping the Milanese. The East and Southern Cantons of Switzerland, heavily influenced by the Kappelians and Gallunarists, declare against the rest of the cantons who are triying to leave the Empire. The relations with the central Kappelian states continue strengthening.
    • Bavaria states that it will support Milan and honor our long standing alliance. The King congratulates Guido Sforza.
  • Gallura (Asti and Montferrat): The internal war continues, more forces from the exterior continues changing the number of both sides. But a little truce is made for four months, as both sides are exhausted and heavily damaged by the war. 
  • Genoa: The State is divided between supporters of both Christian groups but no violent conflicts have arisen yet. The merchants fear that if the Republic chooses any side, the trade with the other will go down. The rebel forces in Corsica are put down but the locals are belligerent with respect to religion and small fights arise in the whole island. Piombino is almost fully Catholic so there are few problems there. The African outposts continue growing up and a few secretly Kappelian or Vauxists decide to leave Genoa and settle in Africa. The navy and army are built up.
    • The IMG states that trade may be affected, but the damage can be limited.
  • The Lakota: The Lakota continue to send settlers eastward toward the Great Lakes.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan won the war against the forces of Hindustan. The fleet eliminated almost all of the enemy fleet with the support of the forces of the Caliphate, and they divide the whole country.
  • Lanka: The provincial army is expanded.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The Sultan is happy for the victory of Bengal. Meanwhile expansion in Borneo continues another 4000 km, and also in Philippines.
  • France: The House of Bourbon sends a group of 600 Bourbon Loyalists to burn down the town of Montferrand. In a massacre of over 200, mostly men, as women and children were mainly seen being captured alive, and taken, screaming. Stories are told between the brutality of the Bourbon, and are spread village to village all over the OTL Auvergne province. This raises support for the Auvergne Army, which grows the number to 9000. Occasionally, the Bourbon attack Auvergne villages, continuing to strike fear into the ones that dare challenge their power.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported. 
  • Algeria : I declare war on a country called Morocco because of political problems in previous years, and next year we will start an attack. I ask you to respect my attack and support me. We will not accept a peaceful settlement to the war going.
    • Morocco is your ally, according to a mod event some years ago, and the Caliphate is at war with you.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colonists continue to search for new islands in the region but none are found, hence Comchellak now focuses on building up the infrastructure and economy of the colony.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 20,000 sq km. The infrastructure is improved to help facilitate this expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah trades more with India and Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military cracks down on the bandits operating in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military.
    Division-of-india-1532

    India following the partition and war.

  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military as Deccan annexes more of Hindustan into Deccan province. Deccan finishes negotiations with the Sultante of Bengal and Hindustan is split between them. Deccan also claims compensation from Delhi and Rajaputana for the territory which they took from Hindustan following this year's civil war. Upon receiving the money, Deccan publishes a new map of India showing how the subcontinent now looks politically.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet continues to sail northward as the search for the southern continent is called off. Eventually after being blown off course, the fleet ends up in central South Africa. From there they follow and map the coastline to the Caliphate colony just south of the Zulu Kingdom. The fleet's maps and charts are reproduced and ordered to be sent all across the Caliphate as the official map of the western-southern Indian ocean. The fleet, meanwhile, sets off back to Madagascar to go chart the route to India from southern Africa/Madagascar.
  • Cleves: The military is updated, and with aid of the Burgundian army the rebels are kept of control, the colonies in hispaniola, and Nicaragua expand 500 sq km each with help of the Burgundian fleet. Duke Jan I prepares for a full scale revolt in the Duchy or in Burgundy (I can have colonies because I have coast. I'm in an OK position and I have aid from the Burgundian fleet. I think that should be enough, right?)
    • You can't make colonies with landlocked countries. However, Cleves does have a small coastline. However, I haven't seen any posts by Cleves building up their navy to allow them to do this. Plus, they are rebelling away from Burgundian control so I don't think they want to go and spend all that money colonizing. All that said, are vassals actually allowed to make colonies anyway?
    • By what I saw last game, only within the main nation's time. Like: main nation forms its first two colonies in say, 1498 and 1521. After those two, the main nation's vassal only can establish a colony in 1548, because its colony will count as the third of the main nation. Plus, the state with the coastline was supposed to be Geldre, but there was a mistake on the subtitle map, and the main map as well, as the main map also doesn't make distinction between them. Compare with Cleves
  • The Mayan Empire expands north. Xaman expands by 5 km. The population begins booming, and the oligarchy encourages people to move into the conquered Zapotec land to cement control there.
  • Muscovy declares war on the Khanate of Khoshut, attacking and throwing the army forward. The usage of advanced cannon and rifle fire makes the Khanate's armies useless against the highly trained, well equipped Muscovian soldiers, who rip through their ranks like a wildfire.
    • Impossible, the Khanate of Khoshut is right next to China and you have no way to get there.
    • I'm pretty sure he meant Mangystow. It was very confusing until you posted the map as to which Khanate is which.
    • I did, but apparently they are Caliphate allies.
  • Muscovy (repost) expands Zelta Zeme and the economy.
  • Poland sends aid to Muscovy, and expands the colony of Aukso Zeme. Also, they develop economically.
  • China expands its military. Several generals urge the Emperor to invade the easternmost Khanate. Meanwhile, Song He's fleet stumbles upon Japan's colony. It is discovered that Dongfang is not an island, but a peninsula. The fleet maps as far north as OTL Oregon and as south as OTL Baja. The fleet sets sail for China in November.
  • The Venetian army is expanded and Nuovo Treviso expands 300 sq km while the Cuban outpost of Nuovo Venexia expands 300 sq km. The main settlement of Nuovo Venexia expands 400 sq km northward. Doge Salieri is more pacifist than Doge Barozzi and assures Milan that Venice will not invade Milan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up the military as the new Caspian sea fleet is built.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its economy as more traders trade with Iraq around the Gulf for Iraqi grain.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond expands its economy as more industries are built up in the province such as textiles and metallurgy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military with focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military and new defences are built around the Russian border as Russia starts getting more aggressive toward the Caliphate.
  • 'Naples: '''The King continues to maintain the army in Granada, and in the next year will control the Kingdom and become his vassal, finally, after almost 20 years of intervention. The colony expands in Panama 500 km, Limon also expands 300. Meanwhile, the colony of Sacramento expands 700 km, that of Mar del Plata expand 500 km. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer, and most know that they are the new vassal of the Kingdom.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and Strengthens Their factories in Ivory Coast and Niger Delta. The African fleet assists local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products, also fight all tropical plagues. The army continues to grow.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy. (show in the map my color please)

1534

Khanates of central Asia 1533

How the current Central Asian Khanates are positioned

Vinland expands as Europeans begin emigrating to the nation so as to remove themselves from any potential future European conflict. This includes several large merchant companies who move to escape high European taxes.

Songhai expands to the south as they increase their dominance over the region.

The Klausian regime in Bohemia grows more radical, turning on even moderate Kappelists. Many Slovaks in Poland and Hungary convert to Klausianism, and smaller Klausian groups have begun to appear throughout Europe.  In response to this growing tide of Klausianism, a Breton theologian named Erwan Segalen publishes a rebuttal philosophy. Although he shares the Kappelist and Klausian belief in salvation through faith alone and opposition to the Catholic Church and the worship of saints, he denies the Kappelist idea of predestination, irresistable grace and perseverence of the saints.   

Altmark and Mecklenburg convert to Kappelism.   Munster is home to a growing Kappelist population as well.

I don't understand how Munster will have this, especially since the country is an archbishopric.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, other capitães-donatários come to Brasil: Duarte Coelho Pereira in Pernambuco, Francisco Pereira Coutinho in Bahia and Pero do Campo Tourinho in Nhoesembé. Ceará expands 350 sq km, Meanwhile, its donatário, Antônio Cardoso de Barros, still is in Portugal. Potengi expands 300 sq km, after reaching its northernmost point, expanding west, in the direction of the feitoria of São Bento. Meanwhile, in Cabo Frio, Pero de Góis founds a village near a river that the Goytacaz natives call Macaé, about this time, almost on the Cabo Frio border. Cabo Frio itself expands 700 sq km north along the coast. São Vicente expands 800 sq km east, getting closer to Cabo Frio, while Rio Grande expands 450 sq km south. Paranaguá expands 400 sq km south. The economy improves. Meanwhile, Urraca gives the title of Duke of Coimbra to her son, João, who then becomes Duke João IV of Coimbra.
  • China continues to expand its military. Meanwhile, Song He's fleet returns to China.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Lakota: The Lakota to continue to expand east by sending settlers.
  • The Mayan Empire continues northward expansion into Zapotec territory. The settlement in Xaman expands by 10 km, with the population boom demanding more land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colonists continue building up the infrastructure and economy of the colony.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland by 20,000 sq km. The infrastructure is improved to help facilitate this expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah trades more with India and Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military begins supplying the Khanates in Central Asia to fight off the Imperialist, infidel, evil Russians.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military. More Hindus are converted to Islam in the province as more mosques are built, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as Deccan develops the new territories which were gained from Hindustan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its infrastructure. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet continues to sail northward from southern Africa/Madagascar and reaches the Maldives by year's end. They meet with the Maldives' Sultan and Koli establishes a formal military alliance with the Maldives Sultanate on behalf of the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its military including better defences along the Russian border and more Caspian sea ships.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military and they join Crimea in building defences to keep the expansionist Russian infidels at bay.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy. It also urges the rest of the Caliphate to help the Kappelists.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its economy as relations.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its military as they build up the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military with a lot of focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its military focusing on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military.
  • Scotland builds up its army at King Charles' request, in case of any mischief from the Catholics. Charles cements the Church of Scotland's control over the churches of the land. He is backed by the noblemen (who want to remain tax-exempt) and the wealthy commoners (who don't want to pay more taxes) in this effort due to the fact that taxes have been lowered from all the wealth taken from the Catholic Church.  All the Catholic Bishops and priests have fled south to England.
  • Bavaria threatens military action on Bohemia if their conflict spills into Bavaria. "We will not tolerate any violent acts spilling into our lands, we will defend our nation, if that means war with Bohemia, we won't hesitate." The King stated, he further stated "We implore the Imperial Government to take action, as the threat is real. These people are violent in the utmost and may cause irreparable harm if not kept in check." Publicly, Bavaria remains silent on the recent ralling of Kappelists around Europe, but secretly endorses many of the movements with funds and mercenaries if needs be. The last of the Catholic holdings in the Thuringia regions are turned over to the UK government and are split among the people. The University of Munich begins to teach Kappelianism to its students instead of Catholic doctrine. As the school is independent of the State, the UK government cannot approve or disapprove. The military is expanded due to the perceived threat to the well being of the Empire, and more importantly, to Bavaria's interests. The Thuringian Assembly bans all radical forms of religion, citing the violence and danger in the rest of the Empire. A political Author named Karl Ruossenberg writes "I believe we are witnessing the End to a Great Empire, and perhaps the birth of a new world." He states that soon "it will be the consent of the State, not the Papacy, that rules men." His book Die Real Poltics Europas, is printed and sold throughout Europe and the Empire, with several copies even reaching Scotland and the Caliphate. The book focuses on the corruption of Europe's leaders, particularly those that are Catholic, and is heavily critical of the Papacy, as being inefficient and ill-equipped for changing times. The book is heralded by many as a brave and honest book and is an instant hit among the learned in Bavaria.
    • As per request of the Holy Roman Empire and her Government, Bavaria declares full war on Bohemia and begins marching troops directly into the region, all regional allies including Saxony are asked to participate.
    • Only the conclave can declare war ... and is not Emperor now. Make the election, please!
  • Tibet: The nation begins to recover from a long depression/recession. Cheyong Heu is elected the third Premier of Tibet after a period during which Tibet had no premier (Thunsen Gyatsen resigned just before the recession and died in the meantime). The Second Dalai Lama, Xeu Gyatsen, turns sixty at the Tashilhunpo monastery, where he had been for the past decade. Economic buildup is the main focus for Tibet, and also Ava and the Wacheng exclave. Kashmir and Nepal improve their militaries, and Bhutan and the Shan Sultanate focus on improving their infrastructure. New monastries are built in Bhutan, the Shan Sultanate and Ava. The funding of Lanna had ceased during the recession, but plans are made for it to start again. The trade pact with the Caliphate is accepted/requested. The militaries of Tibet and its vassals had served successfully in the second Bengal-Hindustan war.
  • Milan: The army moves to Gallura and put down the Catholic belligerents. "To promove order and peace", the Kappelian leadership is put in charge of the State. The army is built up with more recruits and the funds of the State continue going to weaponry. Guido Sforza congratulates the new Venetian Doge.  The Kappelian forces in Grisons continue growing up and the same with Switzerland.
  • Genoa: A temporal law against mercenaries is passed, to prevent conflicts and use of nonofficial troops. The trade in Africa continues growing up, soldiers from Piombino are recruited to work in Genoa. 
  • The Imperial Government orders Brandenburg into Mecklenburg, Bavaria and Saxony into Bohemia, and Venice and any other Catholic state near Milan to invade Milan. Funding for the Neu Austrian colony is cut and the money is sent into fighting rebels.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military, economy and infrastructure. Neu Berlin expands by 1000 px. Mecklenburg is invaded as required by the government of the Empire.
    • Woah! 1000 px is 50,000 sq km, right? How come he can do that? That's the whole East Coast!
    • I think he meant 100 sq km. I have already seen him commit this mistake before.
  • Luxembourg continues to build up its army in fear of Kappelism. Duke Louis VIII shuts down Luxembourg's connections with any Kappelist or Klausian states anywhere.
  • Rajputana incorporates the new territories and elects a noble from the area to the council. The military is expanded and improved. Infrastructure is built up.
  • Naples: 'The King is happy for the occupation of Granada. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer (also my colony was expanded over OTL Panama and reaches the Pacific, and I get a port there for trade with the Incas).
Your colony is on the Darién Gap. It'd be easer and less dangerous to just sail across South America
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens all the factories. The African fleet continues to assist local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products, and in a few years will build the first colony in Africa (I never had a colony in Africa, just factories for trade, and Also never had a colony in California. That is so impossible for now.) The army marches into Valais in order to take the government under our control, and preserve the true religion. We ask Milan for the future partition of the Swiss lands.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea. We ask Bizantium if they want to join us in a dynastic union, because we are related by royal blood.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy. The first colony of the Empire is established on Chiloe, and one expedition helped by the Naples fleet is exploring the most southern part of the continent in order to establish another colony there.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy. Nya Sverige grows by 250 sq miles, Nye Norge by 500 sq miles north and west, and the rest is split by ND. The Prince of Norway still searches for a royal spouse. An SRN (Scandinavian Royal Navy) naval base is established in Smalnar. King Erik expresses his shock at the political turmoil in the HRE and most of Europe. Residents in Slesvig-Holstein and Svenska Pommern (Swedish Pommerania) are inspired by the conversions of Altmark and Mecklenburg and the Kappelist population rises slowly but surely. The Saalskap Av Bukten Erik continues its operations. The governor of Slesvig-Holstein (Erik IV, Prince of Finland) deports some Kappelists in his territory to a penal fort used solely for jailing purposes in the Caribbean (island of Hispaniola).  King Erik sympathizes with Cleves and funds them in secret. After a harsh winter in Greenland, the Royal Antillian Fleet out of the Bukten Erik is called to resupply the Greenlanders and send continuous aid for two years.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria, in pursuit of the best possible interest, continues to trade with any European nation that so wishes, regardless of whether they are Kappelist, Catholic or even Klausian. The economy thusly continues improving. Projects to moderise Damascus and Aleppo, and build several European-style schools and universities, begin.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine improves its economy, secetly happy with the strife in the HRE and thusly thinking that the army might not be needed soon. Palestine's strong army, however, is sent to aid Tunis. The son of the Syrian Emir, Sim'ān (also a Hashemite), begins becoming popular in several regions, among them Palestine.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt improves its economy, hoping to export its grain as well as African goods and improve its economy to Syrian levels. However, Egyptian economy is focused on the rest of the Caliphate instead of Europe. In the south New Mecca expands by 650 sq km in the River of Hashem, 200 in Wahe Bari and 150 in Bidyt Remenkemi. Plans for a second colony in the Moluccas begins.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli continues sending aid to the Tunisians. The infrastructure is developed.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues its invasion of Algeria. In the east, while comtemt with the local strife in Europe, the Tunisian sheikh still views the Papal enclave at Cape Alfons suspiciously.
  • The Caliphal Province of the Hijaz improves its infrastructures to connect the, now large and crowded, central cities.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen influences the Adal more, and begins improving its army.
  • The Caliphal Province of the Hadramaut improves its economy.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Candar, Rumelia, Anatolia, and Wallachia: Economic and military buildup continues. The four Provinces begin supporting the reorganization of the Caliphate into the Confederation of Islam. This would allow the Muslim world to stay united for much longer.
  • China continues to expand its military. It prepares for war with the Khosut Khanate next year.
  • Muscovy expands Zelta Zeme further. Plans are made to invade the Bonoman lands and mine the gold all for Russia, using the Bonoman as workers. These plans are shared with Poland, who also have such plans. The military is prepped and sent over to Africa.
  • Poland expands Aukso Zeme, Making the same plans with Muscovy and also sending over troops and prepping them. 
  • The Venetian army is expanded and Nuovo Treviso expands 300 sq km while the Cuban outpost of Nuovo Venexia expands 300 sq km. The main settlement of Nuovo Venexia expands 400 sq km northward.
  • Burgundy: As things settle down in Burgundy, more rights and power are given to the people inside the Duchy, increasingly in the northern regions (Holland, Zeeland and Friesland). While this, the Kappelists continue their diaspora into the western colonies of New Antwerp Expanding it 750 sq km and 250 sq km in the Neu Zeeland Settlement. While in Brasilea, the Orthodox continue expanding their faith and the Colony westward another 1000 sq km. While this, the Duke asks France for possible military aid to unify the once Greater France under one ruler, and  to connect the Frankish county with the rest of the Duchy. While this, the Italian influx continues, arriving at Wallonian and southern Burgundian regions beginning a glimpse of what will be known as the Burgundian Language. 
    New antwerp

    New Antwerp colony

  • 'This map shows the progress I've made in the colonization of Atlantis. Please just copy, paste it in the Map or I will, 'Sine dei gloriem (talk) 21:31, November 28, 2012 (UTC)
  • I will decide when I make the map. I will try to make it as close to that as possible but that may be too big in your map. Do not paste it onto the main map because that's how we get problems. Scandinator (talk)
  • For the record, if you want to take out land, take it off the bult near the Neapolitan area, please Sine dei gloriem (talk) 01:29, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

1535

PMII1535
Segalenism becomes more popular in Brittany, whose leader does nothing against it yet.

A plague of smallpox erupts in the various Mexican states, all of which will lose 1.5 percent more territory if they lose a war.

The Mossi tribes are united following a great war of reunification as the Cavalry general Rialé leads his tribe to victory (thanks to his alliance with neighbouring Songhai). After uniting all of the Mossi tribes, Rialé declares himself Mogho Naba (Emperor) of the Mossi peoples. To show off his power, he expands the Mossi Empire to the south too.

Three years after the deadly plague, the King of Kongo orders an expedition to inspect the abandoned land to see if it is fit for living once more.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, São Tomé expands 300 sq km east. Meanwhile, in Brasil, Ceará expands 450 sq km west, while Antônio de Barros still isn't coming, while Potengi expands 300 sq km west, finally connecting itself with the feitoria of São Bento, which by this time, is all but abandoned. Meanwhile, farther south, in Cabo Frio, the conflicts with the Goitacazes continue, and Cabo Frio expands 900 sq km north along the coast, stopping at a river that is called Paraíba by the natives. As there is already a Paraíba river farther north, the river is renamed Paraíba do Sul, while Pero de Góis proposes that the capitania be renamed Paraíba do Sul, seeing that Cabo Frio (the feitoria) is not as important as it was before, and plus, the capitania isn't restricted to Cabo Frio (the region) anymore. Rio Grande expands 350 sq km south, while Nhoesembé expands 200 sq km south. Meanwhile, in Portugal, João IV of Coimbra dies, and Urraca passes the title to her youngest son, Garcia.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Naples: The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens all the factories. The African fleet continues to assist local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products, and in a few years will build the first colony in Africa. The army continues into Valais in order to take the government under our control, and preserve the true religion.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy. The colony on Chiloe expand all over the island. Expedition helped by the Naples fleet are made to find secure locations for future colonies.
  • The Lakota: The Lakota continue to expand east by sending settlers. Military is improved a little.
  • Ethiopia expands 1200 sq km westward into Sudan, and the colony of Koräbta Däset is expanded by 250 sq km. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church establishes a diocese in the colonial capital of Yämaygoda Wädäb, and celebrations in the colony over the new position in the organization take place. Explorer Galal Negussu purchases a ship from the Imperial Navy to begin his exploration of the Indian Ocean, taking with him some 300 sailors, family members, warriors, and priests for the trip. He has the blessings of both the Emperor and the Patriarch for the journey.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported. 
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy. Nya Sverige grows by 250 sq mi, Nye Norge by 500 sq mi north and west, and the rest is split by ND. The Prince of Norway still searches for a royal spouse. King Erik expresses his shock at the continuing political turmoil in the HRE and most of Europe. Residents in Slesvig-Holsten and Svenska Pommern (Swedish Pommerania) are inspired by the conversions of Altmark and Mecklenburg and the Kappelist population rises slowly but surely. The Saalskap Av Bukten Erik continues its operations. The governor of Slesvig-Holsten (Erik IV, Prince of Finland) deports some Kappelists in his territory to a penal fort used solely for jailing purposes in the Caribbean (island of Hispaniola). King Erik sympathizes with Cleves and funds them in secret, later funding the Dutch. Aid is sent to Greenland. The actions of Erik IV in Slesviig-Holsten inspire the governor of Svenska Pommern to deport some Kappelists as well, though to a different nearby island (Jamaica).
  • France: The Auvergne is willing to accept support from Burgundy, though asks to make sure that Burgundy is a Catholic state, or at least asks to beware of Kappelist and Bourbon influence. The Lord of Auvergne asks to meet in Dijon, where we could discuss plans on creating Greater France.
    • Burgundy: We are a Catholic state, yet we follow God's words not to judge or you will be judged.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Candar, Rumelia, Anatolia, and Wallachia: Economic and military buildup continues. The four Provinces begin supporting the reorganization of the Caliphate into the Confederation of Islam. This would allow the Muslim world to stay united for much longer.
  • Lakota: The Lakota continue to expand east. Infrastructure and Tech is updated and military increased a little.
  • Saxony: (Posting from Saxony!!!) The Elector sends troops to aid Bavaria in Bohemia, and perhaps to finally win the territorial gains he has had his eyes on for a while. The militia is called up to protect the nation while the regulars are away in Bohemia. The Church tells the people that the War is a crusade against the evil heresy. The colonies expand a bit, securing control of the two islands. The two ships begun in Neu Anhalt are complete, and will assist with transporting Saxon goods and settlers to the colonies. Prince Otto is in search of a wife  (He is about 15/16, I can't remember...)
  • Anhalt: The Sovereign Prince sends some soldiers to aid his cousin, and Kappelists continue to be persecuted.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: With more and more central German states falling to the heresy, the Archbishopric's population swells with Catholic refugees, as does its army.
  • United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: makes some gains against the rebels in Bohemia (can somebody set up and algorithm? I am not very good and cannot be on for long, EXAMS). The King is criticized at home for being hypocritical as many believe the King to have Kappelist leanings, but he dismisses the argument by stating "The unity of the Empire is first and foremost." Troops push ever closer to the capital city of Prague. The military is expanded nationwide. The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia pass several laws this year, raising taxes slightly, but not too much to be burdensome to aid with the war. A provision to the State law that allows The UKBT to "freely assosiate with any State whom it wants relations with, and should certain events further split asunder the Empire, the right to declare sovereignty as found in the unification treaty." The reasoning behind the law was the increasing instability regionwide and the fear if Bavaria stepped the wrong way then the Imperial Army might come against the nation. The King is not pleased with the Empire wid insurrections, strongly believing that the Imperial Government is overreaching, and is afraid of what may happen if they fail. He keeps this to himself, though, so as not to weaken war-time morale. The King is looking for a Royal spouse. He is around 26 years of age, a suitable wife would be anywhere from 20 to 26, but not older.
    • ​Muscovy will offer the Granddaughter of Ivan IV, approximately 22 years of age now.
    • The Imperial Government asks Bavaria to invade Bohemia to prevent further secession.
    • I've already invaded.
    • The King of Bavaria, Wilhelm Erbright I accepts.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military. The Comchellak colonists continue building up the infrastructure and economy of the colony. They also begin trading with the nearby Ethiopian colony.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland as the rest of Arabia looks to be under complete Caliphate control soon. The infrastructure is improved to help facilitate this expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah trades more with India, East Indies and Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy as the merchant fleet is expanded and more trade with Africa, Arabia and India takes place.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military begins supplying the Khanates in Central Asia and they send diplomats, too, in order to become better allies with the Khanates, emirates and Kingdoms of the region.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military. More Hindus are converted to Islam in the province as more mosques are built, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as Deccan develops the new territories which were gained from Hindustan. More Hindus are converted to Islam as more mosques are built in the new territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its infrastructure. The Koli Indian Ocean expedition fleet leaves the Maldives and sails to Sri Lanka and then to back to Koli province, thus ending the expedition.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its military joining with Al-Slaveit and Crimea to build the new grand defensive line to keep the expansionist Russians at bay.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military and building the new grand defensive line along with Circassia and Crimea.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its economy as relations with the Timurids get better, and the two states start trading more with one another and a trading pact is formed. This mostly involved in mineral resources being traded for Caliphate weaponry.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its military as they build up the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military with a lot of focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its military focusing on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military and building the new grand defensive line along with Circassia and Al-Slaveit.
  • Novgorod continues to work on its military and the Novgorodian weaponsmiths continue to produce some snaphaunce rifles and muskets. The Navy launches another Bogaryr ship for their Baltic fleet, under the name RFNBSFS Morskoe Chudo (Sea Miracle). Work begins on integrating koch (icebrakers) technology with the Bogaryr to create a larger version of the koch for use in the White Sea fleet. The cartography expedition returns to Novgorod, being the first men to circumnavigate and map the entire world, having a final pit stop in South Africa Cape of Good Hope (BTW, who has a colony there, it is a Novgorod armed trade post).
    • ​I feel like 'Sea Miracle' is somewhat suggesting that it's a miracle the ship will float.
  • Pskov updates its military with muskets purchased from Novgorod.
  • The Principality of Baltica, wanting freer stature, ask for Sovereign Principality Status. They also start purchasing many muskets from Novgorod
    • Novgorod, in response to that request, decides to allow them this status, and also creates the Russian Federation Baltican Flotilla (RFBF) for Baltica, and grants them the Bogatyr Svyatogor, who the Balticans are free to rename as they choose (this is for cedhed to try to rejoin as Estonia...)
    • The first act of the Baltican Government is to Separate the nation into the Provinces of Eesti and Riga. 
  • Korea: Korea continues to amp up their military. They send an exploration group to Japan to see what happened. (What happened?)
  • Muscovy continues preparing the army for the war with the Bonoman, without showing any such signs. Trade with the Bonoman continues, with all the money being put into expanding Zelta Zeme.
  • Poland passes a law known as the Banking law, which states that all peoples keep their value and gold in the Grand National Bank, located in multiple cities. Many farmers and peasants ignore the law, but the rich and the merchants do so. It allows for a traveler to enter the country, go to a branch of the bank, put in money, get a slip of paper acknowledging that they have put this much money into the bank. Then, they can go around the country. If they wish to buy something, they give the slip to the merchant, who will then give them a slip of the money left after purchase. At any point, they may go to the bank and get their money back. Apart from instituting paper money, the bank also takes gold and gives the equivalent value in copper, which is then used. (Muhammad Bin Tughluk experimented with these 200 years ago. And I think this would be not novel anyway.). The War with the Bonoman is planned.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his efforts to lessen the spread of the heresy in Europe. The Council of Rome continues to delegate and argue the specifics of the heresies that Kappel has spread, and what could be done to reduce the spreading. Meanwhile, one man, born in Rome, publishes a novel with the permission of the Church, that publicly criticizes the heresies that Kappel and his followers have spread in Europe, and how they distinctly go against Jesus, specifically Jesus' wish for St. Peter to "feed [his] lambs and [his] sheep," and that publicly denouncing the Pope is thus denouncing St. Peter, and Jesus wish for the successors of Paul to provide authority of the Lord in His physical absence. The Church begins publishing more and more copies of the book, many of which are shortened and summarized. These shortened versions are given to missionaries who are travelling around Europe (along with their Holy Bibles) to give the Europeans a better explanation of why the heresy threatens European turmoil. The Inquisition continues in some nations that have openly converted, though many priests heading the Inquisition are threatened and some are attacked by heretic rebels. More and more priests visit England, France and Scandinavia with the new ships, and announce their progress to keep the faith is continuing well.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt expands its economy, with grain production being increased and African foodstuffs imported to be sold in Syria. The colony at New Mecca expands by 600 sq km in the River of Hashem, 300 in Wahe Bari and 100 in Bidyt Remenkemi. A colony is established in the Spice Islands, named New Alexandria.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its economy, continuing their Europe-friendly approach. Sim'ān continues becoming very popular in the Levant as well as Egypt and Yemen. The Emir sends several emissaries to Europe in hopes of better relations with the province, offering relatively low prices for spices, foodstuffs and several other Oriental offerings.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues expanding its economy, going after the Syrian model.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues to improve its military.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen sends more support to Adal.
  • The Caliphal Province of the Hadramaut improves its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues to invade Algeria (I'm putting up the algorithm later today).
  • The Mayan Empire accelerates expansion due to the plague in the Zapotec tribes. The military leaders order that all bodies of the dead be burned to stop the plague from spreading to Mayan populations, and martial law is instated in newly captured areas. Xaman expands by 10 km.
  • China declares war on and invades the Khosut Khanate. Chinese troops pour into the Khanate. The approval of the war is high among Chinese citizens.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military, economy and infrastructure. Neu Berlin expands 1000 sq km.
  • Burgundy:Thanks to a possible new alliance with the French, it seems there will be a greater expansion or at least a greater ally in case of the Empire breaking away or failing to protect their states. Kappelists continue fleeing westward into New Antwerp expanding 750 sq km in the continent and 250 sq km in the Neu Zeeland territories, and Brasilea expanding 1000 sq km or searching for Some tranquility in Charlesopolis, current capital of the Duchy. While this, some peace is achieved in the Duchy, and the army continues preparing for any conflict. Italians continue arriving at the Duchy, and the Burgundian language continues developing.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion north. Xaman expands by 10 km.

1536

Prussian nationalists declare the independence of the Free Duchy of Königsberg. The new Duchy is only a city-state, and has no intentions to open hostile relations with the Russian Federation of its allies.

IThey have just broken away from Russia (or an ally) and they dream of uniting their territory, which is in Russia, then how exactly are they not hostile to us?

Never mind.

The Mixtec Empire manages to stabilize itself when a powerful Chieftain crowns himself the Emperor. The Mixtecs manage to seize much of the former Aztec Empire and part of the surrounding Zapotec city-states. The Mangue Confederation expands its territory north toward the Mayans. The stable Zapotec Kingdom goes on a massive campaign of reclamation.


  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Ceará expands 450 sq km west, while Antônio de Barros doesn't come. Potengi also expands 200 sq km west, while the feitoria of São Bento stops working, but while the merchants leave, the fort starts to used for military purposes. Meanwhile, it becomes clearer the fact that the donatários of the northern capitanias aren't going to come. Meanwhile, Nhoesembé expands 200 sq km south, while Cabo Frio, renamed Paraíba do Sul in the middle of the year, expands 850 sq km north, while Rio Grande expands 550 sq km, while in Antíllia, São Tomé expands 400 sq km northwest. Meanwhile, Urraca gives Nuno II, count of Barcelos, the title of Duke of Barcelos, being the first person to receive a Ducal title in Portugal without being closely related to the royal family, although he is a distant relative of the King Afonso IX.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military, economy, infrastructure. Neu Berlin expands by 1000 sq km. (Sorry for mixing up the pixels with sq km last time.)
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported. 
  • Ethiopian explorer Galal Negussu reaches Sri Lanka, and establishes a trading post on the island before continuing his journey. The Ethiopians continue their conquests in Sudan, taking 1500 sq km of land, while their Madagascar colony is expanded by 300 km.
  • The Manchurians establish a new colony in Dongfang on the site of OTL Seattle. A growing minority of Manchurians secretly practice Christianity, though their doctrine incorporates elements of Buddhism and Taoism. Most Manchurian Christian churches are small structures built underground to better hide their existance.
  • Japan has a colony there.
  • Damn.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy; they build up their economy infrastructure, with new roads being built. Nya Sverige grows by 250 sq miles, Nye Norge by 500 sq miles north and west, and the rest is split by ND. The Prince of Norway still searches for a royal spouse. Residents in Slesvig-Holsten and Svenska Pommern (Swedish Pommerania) are inspired by the conversions of Altmark and Mecklenburg and the Kappelist population rises slowly but surely. The Saalskap Av Bukten Erik continues its operations. The governor of Slesvig-Holsten (Erik IV, Prince of Finland) deports some Kappelists in his territory to a penal fort used solely for jailing purposes in the Caribbean (island of Hispaniola). King Erik sympathizes with Cleves and funds them in secret, later funding the Dutch. Aid is sent to Greenland. The actions of Erik IV in Slesvig-Holsten inspire the governor of Svenska Pommern to deport some Kappelists as well, though to a different nearby island (Jamaica). The deportations seem to be working, however underground Kappelist movements plague Svenska Pommern and Slesvig-Holsten.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Candar, Rumelia, Anatolia, and Wallachia: Economic and military buildup continues. The four Provinces begin supporting the reorganization of the Caliphate into the Confederation of Islam. This would allow the Muslim world to stay united for much longer. The four provinces ask the nations of Europe for free trade, and a more pro-west feeling begins to grow, although anger is still felt fully with the backstabbing (UN)Holy Roman Empire. The four provinces begin to be collectively called the Ottoman States/provinces.
    • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia accept trade proposals.
    • The Provinces thank the UKBT and special privileges are given to the Kingdom.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: The King orders military spending to be increased slightly to help offset the costs of war. The Bavarian Research Group is formed when several high level IRC members leave to Bavaria over religious and social differences with the Empire, They immediately issue the order to streamline the Russian snaphaunce firing system, to make reload times lower and improve weapon firing in wet conditions. The economy grows this year. The Bank of Bavaria is renamed the Royal Bancgroup, or simply the Royal Bank. The RBG (Royal Bancgroup) expands itself as the leading banking system in Europe, and the only one that trades to Kappelists and Catholics as well as Jews. The Reichstag begins to take serious steps in secret to ensure a safety net for the nation if all out Civil War appears innevitable. The preparations including randomised loyalty checks for officers of the Kingdom as well as giving the King rights to remove non-loyal leaders without authority from the Riechstag. Kappelists begin to grow restless in the Kingdom as more and more of their brethern are being hurt and damaged Empire wide, they implore the King to do something. The King tells their leaders in secret that they do have a plan to protect the nation and secure a future for Kappelianism. The Erfurt doctrines are published. the Erfurt doctrines outline the Kappelist beliefs that center around the truth of Christ Jesus, his death and burial, resurrection, faith, following Jesus directly with no need for an intercessor like the Catholics, predestination and the doctrine of Sola Scriptura. These codes are then sent throughout Europe to embolden the Kappelist faithful and to show the Catholics that Kappelist doctrine is not inherently evil, just different. The King plans to marry the Granddaughter of Ivan IV, in a large national spectacle set to take place in Nuremburg at the beginning of the new year. The King thanks Russia for the gesture.
  • Lakota: Military is improvised a little. More settlers to the east.
  • Saxony: The Army continues to support the Bavarians in the invasion of Bohemia. The Elector invests in the Bavarian Royal Bancgruppe.  Prince Otto, now 16, is in search of a wife.
  • Anhalt: A few more troops are sent to Bohemia, and Kappelists continue to be prosecuted. The Prince invests some of his treasury in the new Royal Bancgroup.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Catholic refugees continue to be let into the nation and the army.
  • Muscovy Starts the invasion of the Bonoman, with several initial attacks on their villages. At this point, with Poland, the Muscovian army, a good segment of which has been sent to Africa over the last six years, invades the Bonoman, focusing specifically on the gold. Mines are set up, and captured Bonoman are forced to work there.
  • Poland, along with Muscovy, attacks the Bonoman (Aukso Zeme, the Polish colony, borders the Bonoman to the West; Zelta Zeme, the Muscovian colony, borders them to the East.) After the capture of several bordering villages, such as Bono Mansu. With the Bonoman trading centres cut off, it is expected that it will collapse soon.
    • Have you forgotten that Muscovy still can't have colonies?
  • The Mayan Empire ceases expansion periodically to assess the threat of the new Kingdom. It is concluded that this Kingdom will be allowed to exist if they cease all current expansion and sign a non-aggression pact with the Mayan Empire. If not, the Mayans will request that their powerful European allies aid them in destroying the new Kingdom. The Mayan Empire sends diplomats to the Mangue Confederation to establish formal relations.
  • France: Thanks to the support of Burgundy, there are plans to take on the Bourbon strongholds, and bring the Auvergne back to power. The Auvergne Armée has grown to 30,000, where many young men, lives ruined by the Bourbon's atrocities, are prepared to take the fight to them. Many people all over the land are brought together by Catholicism, thanks to the Pope's tours throughout France. The book, which criticizes the Kappelists, and how they're ruining the good name of Jesus, becomes read by the few literate elite of the Auvergne. In return for Burgundy helping out in establishing Auvergne Rule in France, help is promised in assist Burgundy in colonization plans.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy. The Ethiopian colony and the hostile treatment of Adal is causing a large anti-Ethiopia movement to emerge in the Omani Imam council. They plan to bring this up with the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland as the rest of Arabia looks to be under complete Caliphate control soon.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybah trades more with India, East Indies and Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy as the merchant fleet is expanded and more trade with Africa, Arabia and India takes place.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military begins supplying the Khanates in Central Asia and they send diplomats too, in order to become better allies with the Khanates, emirates and Kingdoms of the region. A large pro-Islam movement also starts in Afghanistan as other religions are discouraged, more mosques are built in Afghanistan and more people are becoming Imams.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military. More Hindus are converted to Islam in the province too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as Deccan develops the new territories which were gained from Hindustan. More Hindus are converted to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military forces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its building up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military forces.
  • The Caliph reduces taxes across the Caliphate as measures to decentralize the Caliphate government as the provincial regional governments begin to show tenancy to get more power and rule themselves more. Toward the end of the year, Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan falls ill.
  • Burgundy: We respond to the French, that we will aid our allies, and despite that we appreciate your aid, we will rather that you give us some land to connect with the area of Dijon. The colonies expand, New Antwerp 750 sq km in the continent and 250 sq km in Neu Zeeland, Brasilea expands 100 sq km.
  • Novgorod expands the military. The city of New Minsk is established in Novorossiya, which grows 1000 sq km.

1537

The Archbishop of Munster is forced out of his country by the Kappelists, who crown a Kappelist nobleman as the new Duke of Munster.  The Archbishop begs the Pope to call for as Crusade against the Protestants, as do many church officials in the Holy Roman Empire..

The Segalenic theology becomes more popular in Britanny, and has spread to Normandy, English Ireland, and Bourbon France.

The horrible plague continues amongst the Mixtecs and Zapotecs, rendering them weak to any European attack.

Mayans are trying to contact them, could a mod please respond?
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in Brasil, São Vicente expands 500 sq km east, thus connecting São Vicente to Paraíba do Sul. Meanwhile, to strengthen their presence on the eastern part of the colony, a settlement is made on the western side of the bay that the natives call Guanabara, being called São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. Paraíba do Sul itself expands 700 sq km north, somehow, getting closer to connecting itself with Espírito Santo. Meanwhile, Nhoesembé expands 400 sq km south, while Ceará expands 300 sq km west, now bordering Castile's outpost on the Upaonaçu island. Meanwhile, Pará expands 200 sq km south, and 400 sq km west. Meanwhile, in Antília, São Tomé expands 500 sq km northwest. Meanwhile, another child is born to Pedro and Vitória, being named Inês.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military and infrastructure. Neu Berlin expands by 1000 sq km. Ludwig, heir to the throne and age 21, seeks a wife from 17 to 21.
  • Luxembourg continues to build up its economy and infrastructure with the passing of Louis VIII and the ascention of Louis IX, his third son.
  • The Imperial Government continues its massive campaign against Kappelism. France is commended for its great actions against Kappelism. The Emperor sends special diplomats to France and offers them to join the Empire as an independent observor state and protectorate status.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland more, with lots of the remaining independent Bedouin tribes being defeated in battle against the superior Caliphate armies.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military, including privateer operations against the European and Ethiopian ships in the Indian ocean.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military as the military supplies the Khanates in Central Asia. This accumulates in an alliance with the Muslim nations of central Asia to help them fight off the infidel Russians.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military. More Hindus are converted to Islam in the province too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as Deccan develops the new territories which were gained from Hindustan. More Hindus are converted to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military forces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on expanding its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its military. More Qoyunlu Imams go into central Asia to spread Islam to the non-believers.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its building up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military forces.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Marwan dies in the middle of this year following the illness he contracted last year. He is succeeded by his son Muhammad ibn Muhammad. However due to Caliph Muhammad ibn Muhammad's age of only nine years, he has a group of Caliph advisor regents rule in his place. With the regents ruling the Caliphate Courte, they begin pushing their own agendas along with those of the major provincial rulers.
  • The Laktoa: The Lakota still continue to expand eastward. 
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues improving its economy, hugely increasing grain production as well as spice being brought in from the colony in the Maluku isles (Bacan archipelago near Tidore, more precisely). Noticing its lucrative worth, the colony is expanded by 50 km. In the east, diamonds are discovered in the mouth of the River of Hashem, causing the New Mecca colony to receive a wave of colonists and expand by 700 sq km in the River of Hashem, 200 in Wahe Bari and 100 in Bidyt Remenkemi.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its economy with pro-Western policies, with the diplomats continuing to offer economic deals with Europe favouring the Syrian nation (cheap spice and African and Asian goods) and hoping to improve political relationships; in return the Emir is willing to give several things, including, amongst others, religious and political deals. Sim'an continues becoming popular in the area, and the Emir hopes to exert his influence and popularity in Mesopotamia.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its economy, according to the Syriac model.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues waging war in Algeria this year, making noticeable gains.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli sends more aid to the Tunisians, and expands its economy slightly.
  • The Caliphal Province of the Hijaz improves its economy, an important step in the new state, which has a large part of its population being largely centred on three cities.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues exerting its influence on the Adalese nation. It also improves its economy, hoping to become the new gate of Indian and Moluccan trade coming to Egypt and Syria. This brings a noticeable improval in the Yemeni economy, causing Sim'an to become popular in the nation as well.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues improving its economy, trying to gain even more money from the Monsoon Marketplace.
  • Alodia expands by 4000 sq km north and westward, and 500 into Funj.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: builds up its military and continues to secretly fund Kappelist rebels. The Royal Bankgruppe expands operations and asks the Caliphate if it may have permission to set up banks in the Western provences, The Bank offers incentives including a lower tax on Muslim goods via the IMG as well as cheaper banking. The King marries the granddaughter of Ivan from Russia in the Nuremburg Cathedral, The wedding draws crowds from all over Bavaria and the Russian Federation. The wedding and reception will go down as one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring weddings in memory, nothing was spared to make the bride and groom happy. The Royal Wedding also begins to bolster Bavarian optimism for the future.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy; they build up their economy and infrastructure, with new roads being built. Nya Sverige grows by 250 sq miles, Nye Norge by 500 sq miles north and west, and the rest is split by ND. The Prince of Norway still searches for a royal spouse. Residents in Slesvig-Holsten and Svenska Pommern (Swedish Pommerania) are inspired by the conversions of Altmark and Mecklenburg and the Kappelist population rises slowly but surely. The Saalskap Av Bukten Erik continues its operations. The governor of Slesvig-Holsten (Erik IV, Prince of Finland) deports some Kappelists in his territory to a penal fort used solely for jailing purposes in the Caribbean (island of Hispaniola). King Erik sympathizes with Cleves and funds them in secret, later funding the Dutch. The actions of Erik IV in Slesvig-Holsten inspire the governor of Svenska Pommern to deport some Kappelists as well, though to a different nearby island (Jamaica). The deportations seem to be working. However, underground Kappelist movements plague Svenska Pommern and Slesvig-Holsten. A Riksdag-style legislative body appears in Nya Sverige called Representanthuset (House of Representatives) and begins self-government
  • Milan: The army continues building up. The Kappelians continue spreading to East Switzerland.
  • Genoa: The economy continues growing up. The trade and exploration in Africa continues.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • Ethiopian Explorer Galal Negussu reaches Java, and establishes a second trade post on the island before continuing his journey. The Empire continues its conquests with a gain of 1200 sq km in Sudan, and 250 sq km on Madagascar. The people mourn the death of Emperor Iyasu I, and bury him with the past Emperors of Ethiopia. His son, Foul Amduka, taking the throne of the Ethiopian Empire. 
  • The Manutan Cathedral is finished and is a massive structure stretching high into the sky and visible from miles away. Construction continues on the larger cathedrals in Florence and Venice. Nuovo Treviso expands 1000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia expands its main settlement 1000 sq km north.
  • The Mayan Empire again attempts to establish contact with the Mixtec and Mangue people (with terms from last turn). Xaman expands 10 km. Burgundy is contacted and they are asked to stand by in case of a war with the Mixtec.
  • A massive wave of conversion to Sikhism hits Northern India especially Rajputana this time an influental noble from northwest Rajputana with a seat on the ruling council. This causes a major crisis considering the Rajput Council had been solely Hindu from its founding. The council meets behind closed doors for several days to deal with this new issue. They emerge with a decree that all Rajputs will be respected for whatever they believe but that only Hinduism and Sikhism will be offically endorsed and propagated by the council. The army is expanded and modernized.
  • France: We respect Burgundy's offer, and will promise them land to connect Dijon with their colonies. The Auvergne French have more interest in the New World, anyway. As the Auvergne Armée approaches 40,000, plans are made to attack the Bourbon strongholds all over France, and take back control of the country, with plans to eventually take Brittany and Normandy. King Gauss promises to be to be the true King of France.
    • What colonies? Burgundy's colonies are in America.
  • Papal States: The Pope is discovered to have passed away in March, and a new Pope is named, Pope Agatho II, originally born in Burgundy. As a new Pope born inside the HRE, he openly discusses his ideals of a pure Catholic Holy Roman Empire, and agrees that a new crusade against the heretics in Northern Germany may be the best way to solve Europe's problems. Before a crusade is called, however, he discusses with the Council of Rome, that agrees on the majority of the heresies created by Kappel and his followers, and that a crusade can be considered just. The Pope then meets with several representatives of high nobility from the remaining-Catholic nations of Europe, and gets their input on if they would participate in a war to rid Europe of the heresy that threatens mass chaos, sin, and perhaps a larger war with the Caliphate (I might bring this up on the HRE page for discussion). He does continue, however, the peaceful conversion through priests visiting European nations, as well as the Inquisition. More priests are sent to farther nations like England, Scandinavia and Brandenburg, and many also go to Cape Alfons to ensure that the territory isn't taken by the Caliphate. Priests in Provence report that a small village have protested and converted to Kappelism, and are quickly reconverted to Catholicism, though both peaceful and torturous methods.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony. They found Xin Harbin, the city which will serve as the colonial capital.
  • Burgundy: expands its colony on Brasilea 1000 sq km and Neu Antwerp continental area 750 sq km while the one in Neu Zeeland expands 250 sq km. We thank the French for their understanding, and we will continue our aid to you.

1538

A flood happens in central littoranean China, ruining various crops.

The Mixtec and Mangue nations agree to the Mayan terms. They request Mayan aid to help them recover from the plagues that had ravaged their nations. This aid presents the opportunity for the Mayans to take the Mixtecs and the Mangue as vassals if they can properly capitalize on it. The Yopitzinco massive campaign of expansion northward.

The two states claiming to be Darfur expand far enough to border each other, and after short negotiations they decide to unite into a single Sultanate of Darfur. This new, united Darfur requests that they remain independant of the ever-expanding Caliphate.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in Portugal itself, Garcia, Duke of Coimbra, marries Inês, Duchess of Guimarães. Meanwhile, in São Salvador da Bahia, a seminary operated by Dominican monks is elevated to a university, being named Universidade São Tomás de Aquino, being modeled after the University of Lisboa, which in this year is transferred to Coimbra. Meanwhile, Pará expands 450 sq km, while Ceará expands 450 sq km to the west, in an attempt to connect to Tremembé. Bahia also expands 450 sq km northwest. Nhoesembé doesn't expand this year, while Paraíba do Sul expands 500 sq km west inland. Meanwhile, Rio Grande expands 450 sq km south.in Antília, São Tomé expands 500 sq km.
  • Ethiopian explorer Galal Negussu discovers a large landmass south of Java upon his lengthy journey to travel the Indian Ocean, he seeks to race back to his homeland after naming the continent Borona, given its far south location. He leaves 170 of his crew behind to build a settlement called Talaq Säda, and returns to Ethiopia. Back home the navy is developed by the new Emperor to begin expanding the Empire's colonies on Madagascar in the future. The young ruler believes Africa is not where the Empire's future dwells, but beyond the continent overseas after visiting Madagascar himself.
    • It is too early for Australia to be discovered, especially by Ethiopia. You don't have long sea journey ships yet. You're pushing it enough with a colony in Madagascar...
    • I'm travelling using routes that already existed with India and Java, two regions that were known to the region already. And Australia only a couple miles south from the island of Java. But when could the continent be discovered?
    • Early 1600s I'd say.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported. 
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony.
  • The Mayan Empire agrees to aid the Mixtecs and Mangue Confederation, on the terms that they replace their current governments with an oligarchy of three members, of which the senior member must be a descendant of the royal house of Chichen Itza. The states must also offer 500 young men and women to enter the Mayan Empire to begin a mixed lineage between the nations. In exchange, the Empire will help cure the plagues in the nations, bring them up to Mayan technological standards, and improve their infrastructures. The oligarchy sends messengers into these states to spread the word of the greatness of the Empire. (This will effectively vassalize these nations.) Ometlacatl, which had been a de facto vassal, is made an autonomous state in the Empire. The settlement of Xaman expands by 10 km.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and re-declare war against the Kagawa. Also, the Mononobe clan makes a deal with the Rokkaku clan, with both becoming allies, and they plan to strike against the Oda clan soon. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy; they build up their economy and infrastructure, with new roads being built. Nya Sverige grows by 250 sq miles, Nye Norge by 500 sq miles north and west, and the rest is split by ND. The Prince of Norway still searches for a royal spouse. Residents in Slesvig-Holsten and Svenska Pommern (Swedish Pommerania) are inspired by the conversions of Altmark and Mecklenburg and the Kappelist population rises slowly but surely. The Saalskap Av Bukten Erik continues its operations. The governor of Slesvig-Holsten (Erik IV, Prince of Finland) deports some Kappelists in his territory to a penal fort used solely for jailing purposes in the Caribbean (island of Hispaniola). King Erik sympathizes with Cleves and funds them in secret, later funding the Dutch. The actions of Erik IV in Slesvig-Holsten inspire the governor of Svenska Pommern to deport some Kappelists as well, though to a different nearby island (Jamaica). The deportations seem to be working. However, underground Kappelist movements plague Svenska Pommern and Slesvig-Holsten. A Riksdag-style legislative body appears in Nya Sverige called Representanthuset (House of Representatives) and begins self-government
  • Venice continues to develop its army. Nuovo Treviso expands 1000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia expands its main settlement 1000 sq km north. Venice asks to trade the Mayan occupied area of Cuba for a joint attack on the Zapotec States.
  • Muscovy (Zelta Zeme was retconned, right?) announces a poverty aid program. Due to an inefficient system, many of the newer additions to Muscovy do not receive aid, and the Tsar's son, Daniel, vows to personally change the system. He is, meanwhile, made the Prince Regent, due to his father being ill. The doctors pronounce this terminal, and expect that he will die in the next few years.
  • Andrej I dies, trampled by a horse during a parade. Aukso Zeme (which wasn't retconned, right?) is expanded, along with military spending. The Tsar's position is offered to Novgorod. Trading with the Bonoman continues (all my wars seem to be getting retconned *sigh*) bringing in large fortunes of gold, immediately traded with in the med.
    • Yes, they were and for good reason, too. If you didn't break the rules then we would't have to do this.
    • A) Khoshut would have been fine... only because there was no named map, I have to guess at which one I'm going for. B) It was later said that Muscovy could start exploration by 1525. Poland's Aukso Zeme did not break any rules. And Zelta Zeme, while against the rules (as I should have waited for 30 years) caused quite some confusion as no one corrected me, leading me to think that it was ok, despite my earlier confusion over whether or not it was plausible.
    • Exploring isn't the same as colonizing.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia works on expanding its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu works on its military. More Qoyunlu Imams go into central Asia to spread Islam to the non-believers.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on its building up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military forces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd expands inland more and the remaining independent Bedouin tribes are defeated and Nejd takes over the last remaining regions of Arabia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military and Shaybah orders more privateer operations against the European and Ethiopian ships in the Indian ocean.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy as they build more ports to allow more sea trade to be carried out.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy as the province begins cultivating poppies and selling the opium across the world. Many Imams call on the government to stop these evil operations as they are against the believes of Islam. However the government replies that using opium is still illegal in the Caliphate but selling it to the infidels will not only make the Caliphate a lot of money but it would also make our enemies weaker because they'd all be high and whatnot. Regardless of the moral debate taking place, the province continues to increase opium production and the economy of Afghanistan expands sevenfold.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military. More Hindus are converted to Islam in the province too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military and a group of Deccan generals begin plotting to leave the Caliphate and start their own Sultanate which would rule over all of India and the Middle East.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military forces.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Muhammad has his 10th birthday this year, and where he learns he is being sent to the prestigious Baghdad college to learn the ways of the world, Islam and other subjects to help the Caliph rule by himself in the future. With the Caliph out of the way, regents start a decadent age of rule as they establish a grand harem for themselves and getting huge payments from the Afghan opium merchants for allowing the immoral trade to continue.
  • After accepting Poland's nomination, Evgeni Zaytsev is crowned Tsar of Russia. The Novgoodian Weaponsmiths continue work on snaphaunce rifles, and rifled cannons. More artillery are built, and improvements to naval tactics bring very good yields agains pirates. A hull for an experimental Bogatyr that can crack ice using koch technology is laid down, and begins construction. Novgorod assembles the maps of the world made by the expedition and assembles the first complete world atlas, and publishes it in Europe and Russia. More printers start popping up and medicine is improved. The Novgorodian Duma agrees that there is need for education reform, to bring Russian universities at par with others in the world. Russia starts dwelving into phiosophy, as many influentual people identify themselves as humanist. Kvebek expands 1000 sq km.
  • Saxony: Prince Otto, now 18, is still in search of a wife. The Elector is liking the way his investments in the Royal Bavarian Bancgruppe are going. (What's the deal with the invasion of Bohemia?, because if it's still on, we rotate the troops fighting there.) 
  • Anhalt: Offers Princess Andrea (19) to Brandenburg as a wife to their king. Another small corps is sent to help the Saxons in Bohemia.
    • Brandenburg accepts.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Is very angry that a fellow Archbishop has been dethroned, and tells any Catholics fleeing Munster that they will find a home in Magdeburg. A small fort is built on the border.
  • France: The siege beings on a stronghold of the Bourbon, where 8000 soldiers gather around to fight the fort, the plan is to destroy the fortress as quick as possible, so that there will be another chance to fight the other Bourbon strongholds.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military and infrastructure. The Prince Elector is shocked at so many recent conversions and urges remaining Catholic nations to do their best to remain Catholic, even go to war if needed.
  • Alodia at last decides to join the Caliphate as the new Caliphal Province of Nubia, after the Emir notices he has enough religious and political power over the area. It continues to expand, but noticing the Darfurians are "untrue Muslims, not content with trying to join the Caliphate" (as read in a letter sent to the court at Mecca), the expansion begins to be focused east. While they still expand by 1000 sq km north and westward, they also begin an expansion eastward, trying to reach the sea. 500 sq km are gained. The expansion in Funj also continues with the province gaining another 500 sq km.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt expands the colony in New Mecca by 700 sq km in the River of Hashem, 200 in Wahe Bari and 100 in Bidyt Remenkemi, with the population still reaching the areas thanks to the large economical boom that the diamonds have brought. In hopes of protecting what is now becoming a valuable colony, troops are sent there. The colony of New Alexandria on Bacan Island also expands by 50 sq km, and troops also begin to be sent as the beginning of a secret plan to overthrow the Ternate State and establish it as part of the colony. A second outpost begins to be planned on the Banggai Isles. The Egyptian Sultan also congratulates Alodia for its joining into the Caliphate and grants them the tracts of land that constituted the past nations of Nobatia and Makuria, marking the new border at the Nile's First Cataract, as well as a stretch of land going to the coast.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues sending its various diplomats with Europe, continuing to allow European trade of all sorts and with relatively low tariffs, which continues to heavily improve its economy. The Syrian Emir begins to spend parts of his money in improving the national cities, opening a second University in Syria (this time in Aleppo) and hugely expanding the important port at Latakia. This, hopes the Syrian government, will bring even more trade and prestige to the Syrian nation, thusly increasing their power in the world. Sim'an, aged 18, begins to study at the university in Damascus, studying both secular and religious principles.
  • I do hope it is know that in 1531 the Caliph placed a relatively large tariff on incoming ships. Are you planning on adding an -- extra -- tariff on goods in Syria?
  • Oh, I did not remember that; I kinda wanted to establish the "low-tariff nation that brings in a lot of trade" nation, so I was going for lowering tariffs, but meh.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its economy, hoping to follow the Syrian model well and thusly increase their own wealth and power.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues waging its war on Algiers, now close to victory over the government in Algeria.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues exerting its influence on the Adalese nation as well as improving its economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues improving its economy, hoping to establish a strong trading power with India. The population also increases and Bedouins and South Arabian tribes begin to move south into the coast.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues improving its infrastructure, relocating a few Bedouin tribes from Jiddah and Medina into several roadside towns in order to maintain and supply the areas between the cities, which have become mostly unpopulated.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli continues improving its military.
  • Genoa: The settlement between Oyo and Akan continues growing up, the north of the Boiko Island is under Genoan control and many criminals are send to both places to work. A violent fight between Kappelians and Catholics arose in the Republic, four groups start to fight each other to control the Republic and give to one of themselves the title of Doge. The Kappelians, the Vauxists, the Catholics and the Milan' supporters (Kappelians and less religious members of other groups). 
  • Gallura (Asti and Montferrat): A great army of Milanese and Swiss soldiers detroy in a few days the Catholic fortresses and join the Gallurans to secure the State. Fortresses are built and soldiers are recruited, the Gallurans secure their domain. Swiss Kappelian leaders are paid and many of them decide to stay in the State. The lands of the clergy and the Catholic defeated lords are give to the poor Kappelians and the Kappelian soldiers, most people is happy with the new government and help to put to flight the catholics.
  • Milan: Guido Sforza, himself, led the troops to pacify Gallura, working along the Gallunarists and Kappelians the rebel forces are destroyed in the State. The insubric language continues absorbing the Italian and slowly separating the langue of the Duchy from the Southern Italian states. The Swiss Kappelian cantons (north east cantons) continue falling under Milanese influence, but the Catholic cantons (west) resist the influence. Many Kappelian preachers move to Grissons and other Cantons to preach "the perfect word of God and not the the words of corruptible men". The army is improved and the navy too. 
  • Sikhs continue to grow in number. roads and bridges are improved making movement across Rajputana much easier. The city of Sanapana expands after a small economic boom. The Great Gurudwara is finally completed and a great festival is held by the Sikhs. Very radical offshoots of Hinduism begin to form in the east among the refugee communities still bitter about the destruction of Hindustan.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia expands the military. Troops are called from Bohemia after a mutual ceasefire agreement was called by Klaus himself. The country continues to covertly support Kappelianism all over Europe. The King continues to segregate Bavaria from the Empire main by placing high tariffs on Imperial goods and to charge an entrance tax on citizens and Catholic clergy coming in from Catholic supporting states. The King claims it is to offset costs from the war. The Bavarian Bancgruppe expands its hold in Europe and continues to give special privledges to Saxony. The Bank asks the Ottoman States for permission to operate in their territories. The Reichstag bans opium and other mind altering drugs do to the moral corruption, and mental weakness these drugs cause. "Bavaria will not be a haven for the weak minded and divided". Aid is sent to Milan secretly to help solidify Kappelist holdings. The government still officially supports Catholicism, but this is little more than an assurance that Bavaria won't be targeted by pro-Catholic states.(Note all of my Kappelist supporting is SECRET, Bavaria cannot openly be Kappelist yet)
  • Burgundy: The annexation of the vassal state, (that I mistakenly referred to as Cleves) begins, while the expansion of the colonies on the continent continues while the fleet is renewed, as well in an attempt to bring greater peace and union between all the Burgundians. This causes Duke John to attempt to implement a small level of democracy, in which when there's an extremely harsh situation that might push over the edge, he begins instituting several democratic ways similar to those of ancient Greece. But he still holds a great power over most of the aspects, like decision to join war or if we should accept intrusions of outsiders. This seems to calm the Population down a bit and brings some peace in the Duchy. Vassalization of Cambray continues and the Italian influx grows into Lower Burgundy and the Wallonian regions. This brings several Latinisms increasing the presence of the Burgundian and Italian languages in the south. While this, the colonies expand as New Antwerp receives the last Kappelists fleeing from Burgundy. The Christians, eager to expand the word of God 750 sq Southwest in the continental land, and 250 in Neu Zeeland, while the Orthodox continue their control of the Brasilean Colony expanding it westward 1000 sq km.
  • Naples: 'The King is very happy for the occupation of Granada. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens all the factories. The African fleet continues to assist local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products, and in a few years will build the first colony in Africa.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy. The first colony of the Empire is established on Chiloe, and one expedition helped by the Naples fleet is exploring the most southern part of the continent in order to establish another colony there.

1539

After learning the abandoned land is disease free, the Kingdom of Kongo expand northward to take back that land and the surrounding territory. They find lots of European weaponry in the abandoned Savoyard colony. +5 to Kongo's military development score for the next 15 years as a result. This blooms into a technological "renaissance" takes place in Kongo as they use the leftover Savoyard artifacts to become more advanced and hungry for European trade for more technology.

The Timurid Emirate invades and annexes the Khanate of Khiva following a short war. Emir Shamsu Dīn Timurid praises the leadership abilities of his twin sons, Mamash Dīn Timurid and Godeng Dīn Timurid (who he named after the dual Khans) after they took the city of Khiva.

Punjab's King is killed by the non-Muslim Rajputs of Punjab and they declare a Hindu Kingdom as they attempt a coup d'etat. However, the remaining Punjabi royal family declare this to be a Hindu rebellion and a large civil war conflict breaks out between the Hindus and Muslims. Seeing that Punjab is in civil war, the Sultanate of Delhi decides to take advantage of this and invade to annex the Punjab into the Delhi Sultanate. Delhi takes Punjab by surprise and the three front war ravages Punjab as Delhi slowly takes over the country. Not wanting to be ruled by another Muslim ruler, the remaining Rajputs in the south of Punjab decide to join forces with Rajputana. Eventually the civil war ends and Punjab is annexed, being divided into the Hindu south controlled by Rajputana and the Muslim north controlled by Delhi.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, another child is born to Pedro and Vitória, being named Pedro. Meanwhile, in Brasil, Pará expands 600 sq km, and Ceará expands 400 sq km, finally connecting itself with Tremembé. Nhoesembé also expands 250 sq km south. Meanwhile, São Vicente expands 750 sq km, 350 inland from São Sebastião and 400 from São Paulo de Piratininga. Meanwhile, Rio Grande expands 500 sq km south. While in Antília, São Tomé expands 500 sq km northwest.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand and develop its navy.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan build their military up and continues fighting the Kagawa. Also, the Mononobe clan and Rokkaku clan build up and prepare to soon launch an attack against the Oda clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up their military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 100 km.
  • Lakota; The Lakota still send settlers out east but it dies down a little. Infrastructure gets a major upgrade - same with Military. By now The Lakota nation is exactly like it was before Akecheta came into power 100 years ago, being ruled by splintered chiefs and elders.
  • Scandinavia expands its army and navy; they build up their economy and infrastructure, with new roads being built. Nya Sverige grows by 250 sq miles, Nye Norge by 500 sq miles north and west, and the rest is split by ND. The Prince of Norway still searches for a royal spouse. Residents in Slesvig-Holsten and Svenska Pommern (Swedish Pomerania) are inspired by the conversions of Altmark and Mecklenburg and the Kappelist population rises slowly but surely. The Saalskap Av Bukten Erik continues its operations. The governor of Slesvig-Holsten (Erik IV, Prince of Finland) deports some Kappelists in his territory to a penal fort used solely for jailing purposes in the Caribbean (island of Hispaniola). King Erik sympathizes with the Dutch and funds them in secret. The actions of Erik IV in Slesvig-Holsten inspire the governor of Svenska Pommern to deport some Kappelists as well, though to a different nearby island (Jamaica). The deportations seem to be working. However, underground Kappelist movements plague Svenska Pommern and Slesvig-Holsten. A Riksdag-style legislative body appears in Nya Sverige called Representanthuset (House of Representatives) and begins self-government.
    • Muscovy will offer the Prince Regent's daughter. 
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy, and build up its economy. More olives, cheese and wine are exported.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy by forming even more trade deals with the East African city-states. Omani slave merchants begin campaigning for more fortresses, roads and such to be built across the Caliphate to protect it. Of course these things are to be built with slave labour making the Omani slave merchants are tidy profit.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd builds up its infrastructure as the province centralises its control over Arabia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its economy as Shaybahan merchants start to sell Afghan opium to East Africa and Egyptian merchants. This is thanks to bribes to Caliphate officals to allow the Shaybahan merchants to trade in opium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy as they build more ports to allow more sea trade to be carried out, financed by the growing Afghan opium trade, with Balochistan's ports becoming the biggest exporters of opium in the world.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy as opium production is increased and opium merchants make huge profits, allowing them to make even more money by buying arms to sell to the expansionist Timurids. Grand mansions and mosques are built by the opium merchants as they begin to dominate Afghan high society.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military. Gujarat starts to suffer from a drug problem as cheap Afghan opium begins to drag society down. Gujarati Imams lead an anti-drug crusade and insure the Islamic laws of substance abuse are correctly followed and punishments harsh.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military and Deccan starts to become increasingly frustrated with being ruled by a far away Caliph; calls for succession grow.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military forces. Koli bans the opium trade in the province and refuses opium merchants to dock in Koli's ports.
  • Caliph Muhammad ibn Muhammad celebrates his 11th birthday with the family of the Syrian Emir but spends almost the rest of the year studying in Baghdad. Meanwhile, the Caliphate government becomes more corrupt as bribes become more commonplace and as a result, opposition religious teachings become more extreme in denouncing the rotten regime but they are then imprisoned for preaching false Islamic teachings by the corrupt regency government.
  • Muscovy begins encouraging merchants to sell opium throughout the Black Sea and Med., but the New Grand Prince, Daniel III, whose father died in January, bans it in Muscovy. At the same time, a shipment of Qat reaches Muscovy, initially traded in the Aegean. Muscovian traders bought it, and learning of what it was, immediately placed massive orders to sell it throughout Europe. Thanks to the new money, the cities of Yaroslavl, Muscovy, Tver, Ivansgrad, and several others are given large budgets for expansion.
  • Poland bans the sales of Opium throughout the land or any of its colonies. Aukso Zeme is expanded. The economy is spurred on by the Banking and Credit Law of 1535.
    • You know, in this day and age (1500s), opium is the only real working anesthetic, right? and that bans only started in the 19th century?
    • Yeah, have a look at the history of Opium, it was considered a cure-all medicine up until the 1800s. The only reason I have some people complaining in the Caliphate about it is because of some Islamic teachings banning the use of every intoxicating substance unless it's for medicine, but some teachings that are against that, too ~Von.
    • Oh, good. Lots of money to be had there.
  • The council is overjoyed that their Hindu brothers to the north have finally thrown off the shackles of their formally oppressive government and welcome them into Rajputana. Any Muslim extremists left in the area are defeated and exiled. The military grows as does the Sikh population as southern Punjab is opened up to missionary work and military recruitment.
  • The Mayan Empire, having vassalized the Mixtec and Mangue people, expands into the remaining area between the two vassals, making them contiguous to the Empire. Xaman expands 15 km.
  • Novgorodian trade expands, cultivating tobacco of their own. The military gets a robust update, and work on the ice-breaking Bogtyr continues. Meanwhile, Novgorod passes a similar law as Poland, instituting a central bank, and brings the issue to the grand council to create a central bank for all Russia, along with re-introducing a plan to create a federal colonial authority. The city of Novgorod expands, and the naval HQ of the Baltic fleet and the town of Novyflot (at the meeting of the Neva and Finnish Gulf (OTL St Petersburg)) is inaugurated. The city soon grows to house most of the top naval officers in Novgorod. A good road is built and is a bonus as it greatly reduces time for naval news to reach Novgorod. A central Naval HQ is built in Novgorod, as well as a Naval HQ in Archangelsk for the White Sea fleet. Novorossiya expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Burgundy: Expansion in the colony is impulsed as the last Kappelists in the Duchy travel into New Antwerp expanding the colony 750 sq km in the continent and Neu Zeeland 250 sq km. While this, in the fear of the Conflict inside the HRE, Burgundy's Duke states: if the HRE no longer is able to sustain itself and protect its members, in the best interest of the Duchy, Burgundy maybe leave the Empire. However, if the situation is kept under control, the Burgundians will gladly  remain in the Empire. After this, the Burgundian Duke begins travel to the Canarian colony to meet with the Patriarch Dionisius I about talking with the different Catholic sects into a much more open dialogue to keep the Duchy in one piece. With this, Henrick van Santen is chosen as Representative of the Kappelists in the Duchy, due to his being the most powerful Kappelist bishop in the area. This ends with the Edict of New Thrakia in which the Duke accepts full freedom of the Kappelists and Orthodox to have similar power and rights in the Duchy. As far as they recognize the Catholic state of the Duchy and keep the Duchy safe. Brasilean Colony expands 1000 sq km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up military and economy. Next year military spending will end. Neu Berlin expands 1000 sq km.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia cut military spending and begin to emphasize improving the civil service and political systems. Munchen Cathedral holds a large Catholic mass for the faithful and invites the Pope for a Christmas mass next year. The King personally asks the Pope for this honor. Diplomats are sent throughout Europe to attempt to limit war rhetoric, with the sole goal of keeping the Empire unified. The King travels to Brandenburg to strike a pact in effort to prevent the dissolution of the Empire, through whatever means necessary. The King redeclares his allegiance to the Emperor. Catholics rejoice as the political environment (at least publically, as majority of the commoners are secretly pro Kappelian, but afraid of tempting the Empire). The King devotes his attention away from religion and into making Bavaria a world class nation. The Bavarian Bankgruppe opens two more branches in Brandenburg and a new one in Shleswig-Holstein. The Bank Chairman asks Scandinavia for permission to open branches in mainland Scandinavia, maybe Goteborg or Stockholm?
  • Milan: The infrastructure is improved, the secret non-Catholic groups continue growing up. The Insubric language continue absorbing and replacing Italian, integrating words from German and French languages.
  • Genoa: The trade with Kongo starts again succesfully, the outpost between Oyo and Akan named Spinetta start a succesful slave market.
  • Naples: 'The King is very happy for the occupation of Granada. The economy is still in development. The army collaborates with the Inca Empire with weapons and training for the army and work together on common goals to conquer.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom continues to trade with Africa and strengthens all the factories. The African fleet continues to assist local tribes in exchange for promises of loyalty and further facilities to get products, and in a few years will build the first colony in Africa.
  • Bosnia and Serbia: The army continues to grow in size and expand military construction throughout the Grand Duchy. Meanwhile, the fleet is dedicated to fighting pirates that interfere with trade over all the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Inca Empire: Inca Manco II expands his economy. The first colony of the Empire is established on Chiloe, and one expedition helped by the Naples fleet is exploring the southernmost part of the continent in order to establish another colony there..

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