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1610Edit

Due to the Hitlerite War, a brief famine arose that threatened the people in southern France and Germany. In France, the people were momentarily reprieved from this catastrophe by gorging on the abundant surplus of Apple Sauce.

Meanwhile, Hitler leads his army through southern Germany, gaining followers as he goes.

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  • Korea:' With the heir apparent coming of age, Crown Prince Kim Hoseok succeeds to the throne as the Emperor. Former monarch Kim Sin-bi abdicates but nevertheless retains her powers as Regent until her young regnant reaches the age of twenty-one. The promising colony of Haegajang in Papua New Guinea further expands its territorial boundaries, and now houses thousand residents. Slightly distraught after receiving no response from local chieftains, Governor-General Dae Il-sung sends an expedition is sent to the interior of the island to explore its geography. Meanwhile in the Manchuria, soy and wheat is cultivated en-masse, facilitated by the influx of emigrants from Korea (which have come to comprise a third of the total population). However, the vast fertile plains also provide a suitable environment to grow cotton as a cash crop. As part of its assimilationist program, the usage of the Manchu language is restricted in official documents and receipts, and the application of Hangul over the traditional Manchu script (which itself is modelled off the Mongolian script) in writing is enforced. The queue and Manchu traditional clothing is discouraged, but still tolerated. An edict is issued restricting the attainment of tertiary education by Manchu commoners, making them accessible only to Manchu aristocratic families (of which many are loyal to the Korean government) to ensure Korea retains its grip over its dominion. Korean place names are standardized in both Manchuria and Nivkhgu, and are used alongside endonyms. After sporadic secessionist rallies, the Peace Preservation Law is approved by the imperial court and the monarch, which places harsh penalties on political dissidents. The Korean mun (the legal tender) continues to become a legitimate medium of exchange (replacing low-value copper-based coinage), thanks to the usage of gold bullion to stabilize its currency. The Ministry of Finance utilizes its newfound affluence to fund modernization programs; developing the Nakdeong and Han River canals and paving roadways. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes and the military are both intensively developed. The quota of gold bullion exports is set at two tonnes per year (which is equivalent to roughly 144 tonnes of silver). Korea continues to cement itself as a bastion of Christianity in the Orient; with nearly forty percent of Korea adhering to the religion (of which a vast majority would be adherents of Nestorianism). Perplexed by the arrival of the Bulgars from the far West, the Emperor himself appoints them to the central palace in Hanseong and personally addresses them welcome to the country. A series of gifts are given to the emissaries, including intricately made golden-plated jewelries and silk clothing, as well as one turtle-ship armed with naval artillery. While having no ambitions in Siberia, emissaries are sent to the Mongols offering a thousand ounces of gold in exchange for the annexation of that panhandle (MOD RESPONSE) which would be equivalent to 2.25 tonnes of silver.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 88,000 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 3000 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 880 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state. Due to years of conversions and influencing, the Knights feel comfortable in sending diplomats to the Christian native chiefs and allied chiefs to offer vassalage in exchange for military support in helping subjugate the other tribes, technology, weapons, as well as great internal autonomy (Mod Response). (Only applies to the southern half of the Seminole territory here, does not mean full control of the region but rather a presence in that region, some chiefs may accept and some might not. Please pay attention that I have been converting for a few decades, and been influencing the chiefs for at least two decades). The knights are planning on moving the capital onto the mainland in order to help with communications.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 42,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 16,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
    • Some chiefs agree, while the rest are scared of being attacked for aligning with the Knights. -scraw
  • Rashidun Caliphate: As art and architecture continue to be produced in the empire, Caliph Al-Ruqqaya continues to devote himself to the piety of the people. A great many theological debates are brought to Damascus towards his recent decision to end the slave trade, but he managed to defend his position succinctly using passages of the Hadith and Quran. Trade continues to proliferate across the Indian Ocean and East Asia, with a new diplomacy sent to Korea towards remodeling the Mosque of Busan, and a shipment of sugarcanes for the King. Missionaries sent to Southeast Asia spread Islam to the growing plurality in Malaya, Viet, and Java. New ships built in Cyprus are given to the Sultan of Morocco to help him spread Islam to the New World. As theological debates open up the question between Sunni and Shia faiths, the Caliph makes the following declaration: "for over 800 years (in the Islamic Calendar), the holy office that succeeded the Prophet was unlawfully given as property to a hereditary line of impious and foolish men, who wrongfully seized the title from its rightful succession with the martyrdom of Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH). But now, as God wills, that era has been put into the past, and so now is the appointed time to make amends of these past sins". The Caliph then invites the Ziyadi leaders in Iran to come to a Grand Council at Basra to discuss the theological issues separating the sects of Islam, and hopefully see an end to the schism. (ETHAN PLAYER RESPONSE). The leaders of Ibadi Islam are also invited to this council, as a sign of good faith. 
    • The Iranian Shahanshah sends in the leaders of the Yiyadi sect to help mend broken ties.
  • Aryavarta: In an attempt to seize power and ensure the throne for his lineage, the king, Amar Singh tries to purge the bureaucracy of his enemies. He tries to kill his ministers but the governor of Magadh, Mahendra Sharma revolts against him, he and the other members of the council, including Guru Hargobind, leader of the Khalsai sect force the king to abdicate. This decision is supported by the people. Amar Singh had lost public favor due to his inability to right the wrongs which lead to defeat in the Aryavartiya-Muslim War. After the abdication of the king, the council debates intensely on the issue of creating a new government, the TICI heavily influences the council proceedings. Finally the council decides to abolish the post of the king and turn from an elective monarchy to a republican dictatorship. Mahendra Sharma is elected the Mukhya Rashtra Adhyaksh (Chief National Head), the Rajya Shastra is revised and a new government is put in place. An official name is adopted, Aryavarta Rajya (State of Aryavarta). Aryavarta becomes a bureaucratic republican dictatorship. The first decision taken by the council is the creation of a separate roads and transport department. An order is issued for the reconstruction of the Uttarapath, Dakshinapath and the Kalinga Road. A new plan is put to place for the construction of a Grand Chord. (Pushkalavati-Lahore-Jodhpur-Gwalior-Delhi-Kannauj-Patna-Gaya-Hemgarh(OTL Calcutta)). Holi and Chhath Puja become major festivals. As Magadhi influence grows, Mahendra Sharma proposes the shifting of the capital to Patliputra. The council supports the decision. The capital is moved to Patliputra.
  • Scraw approval- nope. -scraw
  • Other Mods-
    • As the one who made the government type it's not available yet. All of the Republican forms were to be locked until 1750 and beyond. Wait a while -Feud
    • Depends what the intent is with a "Republic". Obviously Rome and similar Republican governments existed before the enlightenment, and particularly has basis in India: Mahajanapanda. However, if we are restricting a "Republic" to the modern sense of full democracy, that would have to wait -Nate
    • Even though it's not properly democratic, the requirement for 'public support', and the speed of the transition, make me say you should wait, and then when you do it, do it gradually. ~Cal
  • Republican Dictatorship - This is a step up from elective monarchy. The head of the council is the Mukhya Rashtradhyaksh (Chief National Head). All members of the council are elected from the bureaucracy. No position is hereditary. When a position is vacant the council votes to choose the new member. The bureaucrats are appointed according to the rules laid down in the Arthashastra and the Rajya Shastra. Public support of the region from which a person belongs is necessary to be a part of the council. This is based on the Vedic oligarchic republics and the bureaucracy is based on the Ashokan and Pali bureaucracy. The government is not centralised. The people don't elect the members of the council. The council elects itself. The oligarchy here is the bureaucracy. The council holds absolute power over the state but each member is limited by the others and the council is limited by the Rajya Shastra. To make changes or amend the Rajya Shastra a two-thirds majority of the members of the council is required.
  • Need more approval than one mod for govt switch -Feud
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. With Iranian weapons, the first full firearm regiment is trained and will be used as the elite force. With the sale of old ships, explosion of the banking industry and new trade routes secured from the Golden Jihad, merchants ships increased significantly. As a result, the first stock exchange in the world, the Mogadishu Stock Exchange is opened in Mogadishu, trading commodities and ship stocks. With the newest ships built, the Sultan funds a voyage to travel to Europe, bringing five galleons and many wares, gold and ivory.
    • Swahili Diplomacy: We propose a trade league with Iran, Bahmanis and the Caliphate to require all future ships trading and passing through the Eastern Indian Ocean to have purchased a pass from any of the four governments. The income would be used for the improvement of naval and trading facilities in the Eastern Indian Ocean.
    • Iran Dip: Iran supports the proposal.
  • Papal States: The Pope thanks the Venetians for their actions last year, and states his hope that Venetian troops will leave the Papal States fully next year. The envoy to the Bulgarians in Ancona reiterates his request that the Bulgarians now withdraw, seeing as the negotiations between the Papacy and Venice have been successful. The war continues in the North, with the Papal army assisting the allies fight Hitler's troops. Overseas, the Bishop of Nagasaki travels to Tondo and consecrates the Abbess' nominated priest as a bishop; the first priest of the Adelphinian Order to be raised to the episcopate. As Tondo is a missionary province and thus doesn't have a proper diocesan structure yet, he is named titular bishop of Aeclanum. Missions in Giapan, Korea, China, the New World, and Southern Africa including Angola, continue to gain adherents for the Faith. 
  • Empire of Iran: Sultan Souroushpour abandons the title Sultan and adopts the title, "Shahanshah." Emirs become Istandars, while Grand Viziers and other nobles become Vuzurgans. (Scraw said I could do this). This causes some unrest, but the Shah reminds his people he is not leaving Islam, and that this is a progressive era. Ottoman style public baths open up en masse and the aqueducts and sewer system improve, with many toilets opening. Heavy cavalry lightens up, and begins to be armed with firearms.
    • Emirate of Sindh: The highly populated area of Sindh's military grows to 15,000. Hindu's move to Aryavarta. Iranian style architecture and infrastructure is adopted. Iranian elites and the Indian begin to mix. The Iranian rulers begin to adopt Indian culture. Emir Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim, a former Gurkani noble, descendant of Timur, is declared Emir of Sindh and Indianizes in his image. For now, he is allowed to keep his title of Emir, unlike his Iranian counterparts. Unlike thier Iranian counterparts, they are allowed to keep the title of Emir.
    • Emirate of Banten: Shia Islam continues to spread. The military is trained in Iranian tactics. Iranians and Indonesians begin to give birth to mixed children. The cities are built in Iranian style architecture. Banten this year has gotten a printing press. They are also allowed to keep the traditional titles. They are allowed to keep the title of Emir. 
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: With the end of the civil war and Edward in France, Farage sets about making his reforms. His main goal is to form a solid army answerable to the crown with the Royal Army being 53,000 men. It is a draft army with all freemen and burghers being eligible but only some selected for service. The recruits are mainly taken from the towns on England and Wales as well as some rural freemen. These people are expected to regularly train and drill themselves with all soldiers being placed it into a geographic regiment which trains together while in war men are organised into a series of regiments with the Grenadier Guard as the lead regiment. There is heavy emphasis on the ability of cavalry and pike men to hold formation at all costs while musketeers are expected to be able to perform effective mass volley fire. Artillery and logistics are improved with the creation of separate wings for both of them which focus on specialising. The fiances of the crown are in serious trouble with the nation struggling to pay for two wars and an ambitious series of improvements and so Parliament is given more power by the Regent in exchange for agreeing to a vast new regime of taxes with the first progressive tax on the income of people is made in England exclusively at the start. Parliament has to be called every time a new income tax is to be issue so in effect Parliament has to be called yearly. Taxes are set at 5% of a person's income. There is also heavy customs on all manufactured goods being brought into the country. Land is also taxed as a proportion of its value. With this new source of income coming in it is hoped to rebuild the fiances of the country. The continued development of canals is halted due to the fiance shortage. The development of the colonies in Arcadia continues with migration to these colonies and pushing to set up more farms. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. The population is at 4.2 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland.
  • Maiam: The country is torn by small Nativist revolts. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts break out in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Russia: We continue expansion in Siberia at 45 px. Some explorers come back with the tales of an ice lake that is huge and many local fishermen have reported some "monsters" in it. Continued fighting against tribes leads to an increased military presence in the Frontier.
  • Japan: Last year, the central government in Kyoto continued to be in a state of chaos, which arose from the raising of the military for an offensive war against Borneo. One faction, the isolationist faction, arose originally arose in rebellion, stating that wars of foreign conquest have only ended badly. The main concern, however, was that  was raising of armies was against the daiymo of Japan, which drove the rest of Japan into oblivion and anarchy as the various daiymos rebelled against Kyoto and waged war upon each other simultaneously. Miraculously, however, Bulgarian emissaries arrived in Kyoto and swore loyalty to the Emperor, and with their help, the Emperor finally restores order in Kyoto, purging dissenting daiymos out of court and forcing them to force in the army. During this time, Kyoto comes under siege, and only under the Emperor, with the help of the Bulgarian Emissaries does Kyoto unifies against a common enemy- the Daiymo, and they are defeated and executed due to being disunified against each other. In the aftermath of The Siege of Kyoto, the Emperor proclaims "Behold, I am the Emperor of all of Japan, and it is only through me that life and death is chosen. Obey me and my laws, and you shall live. Rebel against me, and you shall surely perish. My only intent is peace, but there can only be peace with war, and I do not intend to wage war upon Japan. No, I intend to wage war upon Borneo, and conquer it, for their land is rightfully Japan's, and they shall be blessed under our benevolent rule. Thus, I call upon 50,000 soldiers and 500 ships to invade the nation of Borneo." Thus, war is declared and the troops go from Japan to Taiwan, and from Taiwan Borneo is invaded with 50,000 troops and 500 ships. 

1611Edit

At Walter Rattlerake's last recorded play, King William III, the Royal Theater of London was accidentally burned down.

The first annual apple sauce festival is held in several peasant villages in southern France. 

The current ruler of Dai Viet, hearing legends of the Towers of Hanoi from his grandfather, visits the temple once again. The Buddhist monks report that there are 9,650,016,000 moves remaining to finish the towers, but he may have lost count during the last generation. The monks follow up telling the young king not to worry, as they also have the steadily-growing toenail of Ardhanarishvara to keep their clocks accurate. 

In response of Japan invading its protectorate, France sends its navy to defend the island from Japan. They send 50 of their most modern ships to deal with the Japanese (way too many ships in Asia - nate.) A result of this also brings them to hire mercenaries in the area marshaling nearly 20,000 well armed natives under direct control of soldiers on the ships, colloquially becoming known as marines.

Mongolia sells off a track of land to Korea, and uses the money to centralize their government.

Hitler and his army are defeated in a grand battle in Bavaria against the entire coalition. Almost all the men involved on both sides die, but as Hitler is dead, it is regarded as a victory for Christendom. In Italy, the lieutenants he left to govern Lombardy and Florence go to war with each other to determine who is Hitler's true successor. Meanwhile, the Iron Crown of Lombardy is stolen in the middle of the battle.

  • Rashidun Caliphate: After the Grand Council of Basra last year, the religions of Sunni and Shia slowly begin to be merged together as one faith. The Caliph pushes though the Ulema a series of liturgical and doctrinal reforms to reflect the compromise proposed at the council. Although there was a strong opposition within the Ulema to these innovations, they were eventually won over. Imams from the Ziyadi sect are added to the Ulema as voting members. Due to the recent war in Indonesia, the Caliphate sends a peaceful expedition to ensure the Muslim population on Boreno is safe. Seeing conflict arise again in southeast Asia, the Ulema reiterates its offer to make Aceh a protectorate of the Caliphate (MOD RESPONSE). Music continues to be innovated with greater variation and mood. As such the Viola is invented at this time in Damascus. The Mosque of Busan is fully reconstructed by the embassy growing ties in East Asia. Missions in Southeast Asia, Central Africa and the New World continue. Seeing Oman once again ignore the efforts of the Caliph to normalize to any semblance of peace, Al-Ruqqaya sends the following letter to the Sultan:
    • "To our cherished antagonist, these many years you continue to alienate the rest of the House of Islam to pursue goals contrary to the bonds that bind our world together. Rather than enumerating these past faults or wasting our time with further diplomacy, we demand Oman submits itself to the Caliphate as a vassal, so that we can properly fold both its government and religion back into the realm of peace. If you have any desire to resist becoming our vassal, know that our creative capacity to deal with you is infinite, our resources are endless, but our patience, sad to say, is quite limited. Need I sign this? You have been warned by the Caliph Umar Bahar Al-Nassar Nur-Raman Al-Ruqqaya, Commander of the Faithful, Protector of the Two Holy Mosques, Emperor of Africa, the Holy Sultan of Sultans"
    • Aceh agrees, thankful for the protection of the Ulema. ~Wolvesmod
    • No more peaceful vassalization or protectorates in Indonesia, So says Feud, with oversight from Scraw -Feud
    • Iran promises it will enter the hypothetical war against Oman should it get Qatar and Al Khasab.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and possession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. While our army garrisons Northern Italy against future attacks, the navy begins to spur on trade again in Italy. 
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 92,000 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 3000 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 920 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. The knights decide upon relocating the capital to Maryland soon. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 45,250 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The knights begin preparing to relocate here as their main base and so a heavily fortified star fort is being built in the centre of the city to provide refuge in siege and as a centre of government called Fort St Elmo and ask Burgundy to assist us in building this (Player response). The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 18,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
    • Seminoles: Many Christian Seminole chiefs in the south of the tribal territories as well as Knight-allied chiefs agreed to be vassalized by the Knights. There is currently a population of roughly 16,000 natives. Immediately after the vassalisation of the natives, the knights immediately send military experts and 300 soldiers to help secure these tribes and train the natives in warfare. They also begin building fortifications in the native settlements to prevent native raids, such as earthworks, palisades, watchtowers and ditches. The knights send priests to help proselytise the populace. Schools and churches are built in order to help educate the natives. There are also agricultural, and technical experts sent to help improve the natives agriculture as well as teaching them how to mine and set up basic industry. Doctors are also sent to prevent diseases from spreading. The soldiers set up patrols to protect these tribes from hostiles as well as securing the region in order to make other tribes feel safe enough to join us. The knights also tell Christian natives to flock to the tribal lands for protection and prosperity. Many people of native descent travel from Maryland to the Seminole lands to help them modernise. There are also talks of establishing a council of native chiefs to form a federation. Weapons are sent to the natives to give them an edge over their opponents while we tell our merchants to prioritise our vassals, Christian natives, and our allied tribes for trade rather then the other tribes giving our vassals an edge.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 16,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Iran: The Shahanshah Farzad Souroushpour announces he will support the Caliph in a war against Oman, as Islam is one and united now, and we share a common goal. He says, "you mess with the Caliphate, you mess with Iran." Ottoman style public baths open up en masse and the aqueducts and sewer system improve, with many toilets opening. Military complexes open up en masse to produce many advanced firearms for our military. Heavy Cavalry gets lighter, being armed with handguns. The ancient Iranian empires are studied en masse. Souroushpour claims he is the inheritor of the Achaemenid throne, the only difference being, he is a Muslim. People are now taught to pray five times a day on the ground.
    • Sindh: By now, the Emir has become an Istandar. Iranization is continuing. Military is at about 15,000 strong. Islam continues to spread. People are now taught to pray five times a day on the ground.
    • Banten: Indonesia gets its first Istandar. People are now taught, as per merger, to prey five times a day on the ground. Iranian style military training occurs, and weapons factories are built. Cities are built with Iranian style architecture, and mixing between the natives and Persian immigrants occurs often.
  • Aryavarta: After Amar Singh's death, Mahendra Sharma was elected king by the council. Holi and Chhath are now widely celebrated. As Magadhi influence now extends over the western parts of India, a uniform cuisine starts to take shape. Magdhi cuisine is heavily influential. The consumption of pork had increased in Magadh and Punjab/Rajastha region due to the spread of the Vedic revivalist movement and materialistic movement in these parts of the country. The Vaishnav centres of Benaras and Mathura still prohibit non -vegetarianism but in other areas vegetarianism completely broke down. A greater use of Mustard oil is witnessed even in the western parts signifying Magadhi influence. Even though wheat is not widely consumed, rotis of Millets such as Jowar and Bajra are widespread in the west. Peanut oil sees a decline in usage and mustard is now more widely cultivated. The food of the common people consists of rice, millets and coarser grains. Their diet now consist of meat, mostly pork and chicken. They eat Khichri which is rice mixed with lentils and pulses. Meat variants of khichri have also come about, now consumed by the majority of the peasantry. The domestication of animals is now widespread. The poorer peasantry also consumes littis, which are balls made of wheat or millet flour shells generally containing sattu. With the widespread consumption of littis. Also, due to the ease with which they can be cooked, various varieties have started appearing with various fillings including meat. Pork stew with a few spices is also another widely consumed peasant dish in Magadh and the west. The better off people and the upper class have meats consisting a greater portion of their diet. A resurgence is seen in the consumption of deer and duck meat along with the consumption of small birds such as pigeons by the poor peasants. Fish is more common in the coastal areas and with a resurgence in non-vegetarianism is more widely consumed. The tandoor is more widely known with great use in Punjab and the area around Delhi. The concept of a community kitchen develops in the villages of Punjab. With the tandoor comes the consumption of naans by the middle and upper classes and roasted chicken now called tandoori chicken. Components of central Asian cuisine, mainly kebabs are now widespread. The most famous meat dish amongst the middle and the upper class is the Lal Mans curry which can have chicken meat or lamb meat. Ghi and Gur are widely consumed by the rich and poor alike though salt is a bit expensive. The reconstruction of Delhi is ordered. A plan is created for Delhi and that Delhi will only consist of brick or wood houses. Mud houses in Patliputra are destroyed and new brick or wood houses are built. A plan for proper housing for all is created and this will be fully implemented by 1630. Roads are upgraded and widened. A department is created for the upkeep and construction of roads.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help raise the population. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat naval school, that holds harsh rules). An envoy of 500 advisors is sent to Mali to train troops in hope of winning over Mali to see favorable view on us. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoy along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the New World.Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is built. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds three tribes of the Cone of America (Ona, Haush and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of the Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "forts". Nurullah begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, a second envoy is sent to the Ona King asking for a second war of expiation on the Fuegian tribes (MOD). OUr ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is rebuilt along with ocean defense walls and gunports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 4320 people with a slow rise in population.
    • The Ona people agree, having their grievances with the Fuegans. ~Wolvesmod
    • Iranian Dip: Having heard rumors about the legends on the Benin Empire by Moroccan missionaries, Persian merchants request Bini works of literature to be preserved in Iran from Morocco to study the mistakes of an Infidel Empire
  • Tondo continues to expand its settlements in East Borneo. Seeing the influence of Borneo as being a major competitor in the region, as well as a desire to remove French influence from the area, Tondo joins the Japanese in war against Borneo and her protector, sending the support 15,000 men and 300 ships to Borneo. Lakan, Kalambu I, tragically dies, with his heir ascending to power. The new heir, much like his father, is interested in the western powers, and has spent considerable time around missionaries. Much of the same projects and endeavours as his father are continued. Naval construction and build up continues.
    • Korean diplomacy: Afraid that the colonization of Borneo by Japan may threaten Korean interests in the region, Korea sends a ton of gold (equivalent to about seventy-two tonnes of silver) to Tondo to assist its war effort and as a sign of friendship.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: 50 ships are sent along to Borneo with the French fleet in support of France. Good trading relations are request with the League of Westphalia. (Mod response required) In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. to rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. The population is at 4.2 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. The theatre which burnt down is massive shame because now no one can watch the very interesting plays by Walter Rattlerake and school children will not be able to analyse his works. So therefore, the King orders a new theatre to be rebuilt and its walls to be made of stone.
  • Papal States: The news of the defeat of Hitler's force by the Holy Coalition is greeted with ringing church bells and public jubilation. After a thanksgiving Mass at St Peter's, Pope Innocent sends a gold medal to the leader of the Papal forces. The collapse of Hitler's regime and the ensuing instability in Lombardy and Florence is concerning to the Papacy. The Pope reaches out to the new government in Venice to discuss a permanent resolution to the instability to the North. Missions overseas continue.
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. More "traitors" are hanged and public opinion turns begins to turn against Czar Ivan.

Japan: The invasion of Borneo is a resounding success and last year we conquered Borneo in two battles and it subsequently came under Japanese occupation. This year France, with the help of England, launched a counter invasion of Borneo in an attempt to reconquer the island nation. Fortunately, however, Tondo came to our aid, and our combined forces decisively decimated the French-Anglo marines, solidifying our territorial control. Two plans are drafted for next year, one to make a peace treaty with France and two to continue the war with Tondo. Borneo comes under military occupation and development begins. Internal development continues in Japan.

1612Edit

The Kuzir sect of Islam greatly spreads throughout central Africa, merging many of the branches of African polytheism into a single faith. 

A mystic virgin in southern France, known as "La Dame des Pommes", begins reporting visions of God while partaking in the divine sustenance of Apple Sauce.

Although still appreciating the protection for his Hindu state, the Raja of Ceylon nonetheless pushes for slightly more autonomy from Burgundy, at least for the ability to raise and command his own military. 

  • Tan Dynasty: Years of centralization and concentration on the economy begin to pay off. The nationalization of printing firms continues. The imperial exam system is reformed to follow the efficient song model which lead to great achievments in the Song Dynasty. The use of ancient song dynasty begin to be rediscovered and incorporated into the dated technology of the current civilized in comparison to the song technology and culture. (Insert sian renaissance analogy here). One of the first tech designs rediscovered is the ancient Song Grenade which begins to be put into use. Tan begins to remain less isolationist than the Ming and Hong and Jia dynasties. We offer Burma to become a tribute of China offering them up current tech, economic benefits, and protection as motivation (Mod Response).
    • Kingdom of Tali: This year the King of tali is found mysteriously dead, his much weaker and easily controlled brother comes to rule. He begins to appoint Confucian officials, stated to be because of their merit, but there is some doubt. He begins to start a process of instigating hatred of the minority Hui Muslims who have long ruled the nation who comprise 10% of the pop, attacks begin to occur on this Muslims and discrimination. Most believe this to because he is being controlled behind the scene by his Confucian advisors.
  • Aryavarta: We seek to establish better relations with Ceylon. More banjar land is brought under cultivation with funds from the state. Fairs are regularly held in the villages. The population of Patliputra now stands at 800,000. Universities and cities continue to expand. A sewer system is laid in Delhi. The revenue collection system proposed by Raja Todar Mal in 1572 is fully enforced. Revenue is now collected only by state appointed officials using fixed rates. Standardised Rent rates are discussed by the council. Standardisation of rent rates will help the tenants who rent land from landlords. A centralized military bureaucracy is established. A military council with eight chairs is established consisting of the Head of the Military Council, Head of the Navy, Head of logistics and supply, Head of training, and heads of the four fronts (Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern). All members of the military council are part of the council. Schools for the training of soldiers are opened in Kathmandu, Hemgarh, Gaya, Lucknow, Delhi, Udaipur, Lahore and Pushkalavati (OTL Peshawar). The students who perform well in these schools are sent to the Officers Training academy at Ujjain. The cavalry is lightened up and a shock cavalry division is created, the Raiders. Calibres of the Artillery are standardized. Uselessly large cannons for grandeur are not produced. The Raiders also act as scout units.
  • Rashidun Caliphate: Art and music continue to be advanced, as the viola becomes more ubiquitous in various places. Progress continues to be made to merge Shia and Sunni sects based on the Council of Basra. Missions continue to Southeast Asia, Africa, and the New World. Refugees are taken from Brunei during the conflict with Japan, while Ulema gravely considers the actions of China against the Hui people, in terms of their economic relation. In Africa, support is given to the rising Muslim population, albeit they adhere to slightly different theology than what is accepted in the Middle East. As Oman ignored our gracious warning, the Caliphate invades Oman with 20,800 troops. Half of these troops invade across the border with Yemen to meet Oman's defenses at the oasis of Al-Mazyunah, while the other half invades south across the Jabal Shamar. Meanwhile, 312 ships commanded by Al-Nasser the Great Admiral invades the straight of Ormzud and engages the Omani navy at sea. Crushing the forces of Oman on all fronts, the forces close in to besiege the capital of Muscat. The eastern front of the campaign relies much more heavily on cavalry and infantry, in order to capitalize on the regularly flat terrain, whereas the northern campaign over the Jabal Shammar rely much more on heavy artillery, mostly Great Bombards.
    • ​Sultanate of Gujarat: Military and economy improves. Trade greatly helps strengthen the nation as they serve as a gateway to India and the rest of Asia. The Ayatollah of India at Ahmedbad administrates over the growth of Islam in the continent, and especially the unification of Shia and Sunni. The navy is deployed to aid overwhelming Oman.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 113,000 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, there is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 3000 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 1130 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. The knights decide upon relocating the capital to Maryland soon. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 48,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The knights begin preparing to relocate here as their main base and so a heavily fortified star fort is being built in the centre of the city to provide refuge in siege and as a centre of government called Fort St Elmo and ask Burgundy to assist us in building this (Player response). The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Seminoles: Many Christian Seminole chiefs in the south of the tribal territories as well as Knight-allied chiefs agreed to be vassalized by the Knights. There is currently a population of roughly 16,000 natives, while there are 250 Christian natives relocating, 500 of assimilated natives, as well as 1000 colonists and experts to help advance this society. Immediately after the vassalisation of the natives, the knights immediately send military experts and 300 soldiers to help secure these tribes and train the natives in warfare. They also begin building fortifications in the native settlements to prevent native raids, such as earthworks, palisades, watchtowers and ditches. The knights send priests to help proselytise the populace. Schools and churches are built in order to help educate the natives. There are also agricultural, and technical experts sent to help improve the natives agriculture as well as teaching them how to mine and set up basic industry. Doctors are also sent to prevent diseases from spreading. The soldiers set up patrols to protect these tribes from hostiles as well as securing the region in order to make other tribes feel safe enough to join us. There are also talks of establishing a council of native chiefs to form a federation. Weapons are sent to the natives to give them an edge over their opponents while we tell our merchants to prioritise our vassals, Christian natives, and our allied tribes for trade rather then the other tribes giving our vassals an edge.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 18,750 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
    • OOC Person: Alright, I ignored this for a bit but that is a 22% growth in your population and your on the other side of the Atlantic. 1% growth is very high anyway especially for a frontier state and honestly how many colonists are you going to be getting.
    • Burgundian Dip: Burgundy agrees to fund the construction of the Maryland fort, and in a show of goodwill, offers to gift a set of Antwerp-made 75 pound cannons to arm it, as well as offering to strengthen the Knights' navy with an order of frigates.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. We continue trade with italy, while our army returns home to Pontus. 
  • Brunswick: The economy begins to invest in Brunswick while the towns are about to begin building. The industry however looks to grow and invest next year. No plans on fortifications as they concentrate on army for modernizing and recruiting for a self defense on upcoming threats from other nations. There have been discussions about the infrastructure in Brunswick whilst it's indeed on hold for better status. Brunswick hopes to have good relations with other nations and better economy in coming years.
  • Cologne: Archbishop Baldrich is overjoyed at the death of the devil Hitler, and the people of Cologne are imbued with a strange mixture of celebration and mourning, having lost the vast majority of their soldiers. The few men who return are honoured on a plaque in the Cologne Cathedral, and Baldrich gives small monetary bonuses to the families of the men who fought in the great war against Hitler, in order to assist them with their grief and financial status in the aftermath of war. Meanwhile, trade gets up and running again, as does the construction of roads through Burgundy and the rest of the HRE. They are about halfway complete. Meanwhile, one of the returned soldiers writes poems about the Iron Crown of Lombardy stolen from the Great Battlefield of Bavaria, publishing them a few years after the battle, with the original Stelzner printing press. Slowly, the military begin to rebuild. Archbishop Baldrich finally gets time to send a return letter to the Holy Roman Emperor in Prussia, thanking him for the offer and secretly promising to get ahead with this plan for peaceful secularisation in the coming years.
    • Essen: In the tailor outside Essen, the canonesses continue taking the habits to Isengard, who highly approves but suggests a cross perhaps be emphasised in the embroidered design, so as to make it clear that the Adelphinian Canonesses are in fact Christian. Meanwhile, the newly-consecrated bishop in the Adelphinian Order in Tondo, Alwin Wolfgang, thanks His Holiness the Pope and the Abbess of Tondo for raising him to such a position, and begins ordaining priests and deacons. The Adelphinian Canonesses in Tondo take great interest in the new Lakan, and assist his war efforts with morale-boosting packages sent to many troops in the military. While the war continues, many Canonesses, both local and German, take time to run not only the schools, universities, and the small infirmary, but do some building on further infrastructure and learn certain traditionally male arts in the absence of men. Additionally, they ask the Lakan to support further infrastructure projects (turning the infirmary into a larger hospital, run publicly by the Canonesses) when the war with Borneo is over. (Tondo, please reply) Meanwhile in the New World, Adelphinian Canonesses follow the Knights Hospitaller in their interactions with the Seminole chiefs (becoming teachers and nurses), making important cultural connections with the children and women in each community. The Canoness-Consul advising the Hospitaller councillor for the area near the Seminoles is adamant that church schools and hospitals should be all-inclusive and involve the teaching of native customs in the light of Christian principles. She and her Canonesses work with the locals and begin to devise a plan for how to best incorporate Seminole and Christian values into the fledgling education system. 
    • Tondo approves these actions and will collaborate on these projects to the best of our ability.
  • Iran: Iran joins the war against Oman, invading with 100 ships into Qatar. Ottoman style public baths open up en masse and the aqueducts and sewer system improve, with many toilets opening. Military complexes open up en masse to produce many advanced firearms for our military. Heavy Cavalry gets lighter, being armed with handguns. The ancient Iranian empires are studied en masse. Souroushpour claims he is the inheritor of the Achaemenid throne, the only difference being, he is a Muslim. People are now taught to pray five times a day on the ground. Iran is now likely the cleanest place in the middle east. Meanwhile, an ideology is adopted by many peasants, "Neo Zoroastrianism," taking the philosophy of the Zoroastrian religion, and taking the religious beliefs of Islam. This is very controversial, and the Shah is unsure what to do about these groups of Peasants.
    • Sindh: The Sindh vassal gets Iranian infrastructure and architecture. Mass gunsmiths open up en masse. The Istandar teaches the newly merged faith of Islam, such as praying five times a day on the ground.
    • Banten: Roughly the same infrastructural plans as Sindh, and their Istandar teaches them the new way of praying.
      • Aryavarta Diplomacy: We will accept the neo zoroastrians.
      • The Neo Zoroastrians, not wanting to abandon their traditional homeland, do not flee to India, and decide to begin covert missionary activities in Iran. They are led by an unknown hermit. **SECRET-The hermit has an alternate Shah who he intends to contest the throne with ready to fight against Farzad Souroushpour.
  • Deccan Sultanate: The unification of Shia and Sunni Islam is welcomed. We join the war against Oman sending 200 ships. Military complexes open up with Irani help. Aqueducts and sewer systems are built. We propose a technology sharing treaty between the Arab Indian Company. (PLAYER RESPONSE). Urdu and Persian continue to be replaced by Dakkhani. We receive refugees from Brunei.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50 px west. The Cape Charles Colony, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand 50 px each. New Netherlands expands 50 px up the Wacht River (OTL Hudson River). In response to the Raja of Ceylons request, the East India Company field directors in Kolon Thota, while keen on preserving the Colonial Guard, who by this point have become akin to a separate warrior class, approve a resolution granting the establishment of a Rajal Bodyguard, similar to the Emirical Bodyguard in the Johor Emirate (Burgundian Singapore), a separate armed force under the Rajas command, purposes with police and security in the capital province, but who can be efficiently integrated into the Colonial Guard in times of conflict. As another appeasement, the Raja is granted the ability to join the East India Company's meetings that deal with domestic policy. The battered Army of Champagne returns home after their victory over Hitler's heresy. As they parade victoriously through Brussels, Empress-Regent Elisabeth orders the Burgundian flag drooped in salute. Later she dines with the army commander, her cousin Frans, Duke of Guise and officers who distinguished themselves in the campaign. Many of the latter are the common-born officers the recent reforms have begun to allow. This strengthens the call for the establishment of a House of Commons. Aiding this cause, and also as a result of the Hitler campaign, is the weakening of the side of the movements opponents, largely the French nobles from the south. As the Army of Champagne was comprised largely of the former levies from their lands, they had hoped to stymie the pro-Commons movement by reclaiming their former levies and using military pressure to have the matter dropped, if not reverse the drain of influence from the south to the north. However the substantial casualties the army sustained makes their potential force much smaller, and worse (from the French nobles' perspective) the campaign, and the army reforms (including the commoner officers, who by extension also get the ability to seek audiences with their superiors, noble-born or not, also means the soldiers concerns get voiced to the commanders) has solidified the soldiers' view of themselves as a "Royal Army" as opposed to a feudal one. This causes some of the French nobles to fall into silent discontentment, while the more fanatical in their beliefs in refusing the advancement of commoners simply become more vocal in their opposition.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: Good trading relations are requested with the League of Westphalia. (Mod response required) In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. to rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. A new colony is placed in Laurentia, (Paramaribo, Suriname) and the new colony is called Farage Land in honour of the regent. The colony is established a consortium of English bankers who settle a few hundred people both English and african to establish a plantation growing sugar and other valuable groups. The population is at 4.2 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. Construction of a new London theatre continues. A ton of Yorkshire Apple Sauce is sent to the Virgin of France.
    • Westphalia welcomes trade from England -Nate
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help raise the population. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat naval school, that holds harsh rules). An envoy of 500 adviors is sent to Mali to train troops in hope of winning over Mali to see favorable view on us. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoy along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of there high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the New World.Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is built. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds three tribes of the Cone of America (Ona, Haush and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of teh Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "forts". Nurullah begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, a second war of expanstion begins with the start of a joint Ona-Tajammadian attack first assaulting the mainland with Ona and Tajammadian troops, the assault is easy due to our arms, after taking the Mainland the Ona and Our Warships begin to assault tiny Islands after bombing the coastline with Canons, with a victory more forts are built, as the Ona is left to the Ona to pick, secretly without Nurallah order his "right-hand man" Abu Hassan gives out smallpox to some POWs. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is rebuilt along with ocean defense walls and gunports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 4320 people with a slow rise in population.
  • Papal States: The Papal Army is slowly built up to deal with Hitler's Diadochi in Lombardy and Florence. The Papal Nuncio to Venice suggests a partition of the area between the States and Venice. In other news, an Inquisitor is sent to investigate the orthodoxy of the Dame des Pommes; in a Post-Hitler world, one cannot be too careful about visionaries. The Papal Nuncios to France and Burgundy ask whether either country might be interested in dislodging the Infidel Muslims from their nook in the New World. Missions continue, with lots of effort being put into Southern Africa
  • Scandinavian (Kalmar) Empire: The Scandinavian army is growing, and young troops are being added to the army during the reign of King Henrik I.  Our king orders explorations to the northern parts of Scandinavia, as well as the Kola Peninsula.  We have created a few settlements, and hope to coexist with the Sami tribes living there, and to integrate them into our empire.  We establish trade with the nations of Prussia and Hungary.  

1613Edit

Although there are mixed feelings among the nobility in Ceylon about the Dutch, the Rajah gladly accepts Burgundy's proposal.

Thanks to the supply of Yorkshire apple sauce from England, Le Dam de Pomm relates her visions of the corruption of the Church who wrongfully slew Hitler, and of the coming judgment day in 1666. Those that come to hear her begin cleansing themselves in the buttery fruit. (Mott event)

Hitler's lieutenant of Lombardy defeats his Tuscan equivalent and moves into Savoy to pacify that area, coming into direct conflict with the French force sent to recapture it.

A cousin of the French king, Henri of Orleans, is elected King of Sicily.

  • Rashidun Caliphate: Music and art continue to thrive, although the peak of that trend has begun to pass. Instead, a scientific revolution begins to unfold, as the writings of Al-Babil from decades ago are utilized to make new theories on anatomy, biology, and chemistry once more. A theory for the circulation of the blood is published this year. The Caliph continues to merge the Shia and Sunni faiths while working with the Ulema, while at the same time accomodating for the new sects that have arisen in Iran and West Africa. Having crushed the military of Oman in the desert, they are then crushed at Muscat. The Admiral Al-Nasser, in old age and reaching retirement, lives like a prince off the the pensions of the Ulema, and founds a naval academy in Aden. In this same year, the Treaty of Aden is put forward as a new settlement for the borders of Arabia, after Oman was defeated in the war last year. The governments of the protectorates in Indonesia are more firmly settled, with more military stationed in Sumatra to help improve the nation. Unfortunately, in the Ottoman Empire the Greek and Turkic populations continue to have trouble coexisting. Everyone praises Al-Ruqqaya for his wisdom and piety. The economic proposals of Deccan and Swahili are both accepted
    • Oman does have a choice my friend. At least a year more. You have not paid attention to the population score cap in your algorithms and you knew of the population score cap. -Dev 
    • Fine, it's fixed.
    • Oman to Rashidun: Although we have been beaten, all but the last term of the treaty is agreeable to us. We will not accept your attempted suppression of the Ibadi faith. We reject this treaty.
    • Just saying in terms of how this war is playing out, I will let General continue on fighting a guerrilla conflict. Success or not just hinges on the actions of both players. I will run it by other mods before fully confirming this ability though -Feud
    • Rashidun: very well, we will permit the Ibadi faith to be practiced independently
    • Oman Diplomacy: Oman rejects this treaty altogether. The ambassador representing King Taamir insists that the Omani people will not submit to the Sunni Caliphate, nor to the Persians. He condemns the Caliphate's actions as warmongering, and claims that Oman has always been (politically, religiously, and geographically) separate from the rest of Arabia.
    • Rashidun Dip (to Maghreb): 500 ships from Cyprus are sent to Tunis to defend the homeland of Morocco if necessary, but while there, the embassadors of the Caliphate iterates that the Caliph would not support Morocco if it attempted any offensive war against European nations or territories in the future (it's for the best)
  • Brunswick: The economy continues to improve and progress on its current status. Towns and buildings are continue to construct in Brunswick as population is expecting to grow bit slightly. Modernization of the military is also progressing with no plans of the weapon development, but it's recruiting more men in the military. Still no words on fortifications in Brunswick as farms are about to be expected to built.
  • Aryavarta: A general plan is drawn up for the future development of all towns and cities. This plan is based on the one which Patliputra had developed. According to the plan there will be three major roads running from North-South, East-West and a ring road running around the city. The NS and EW roads will intersect at right angles and there will be a big roundabout, the centre of the city which will house the government offices. Delhi is reconstructed according to this plan. Buildings in the cities can be built with brick and lime and can have a few wooden components. It is now comuplsory for cities and towns with more than 100,000 people to have a municipal council. Four-story buildings are the norm. A colossal building is constructed in Patliputra, the Rajya Parishad Sadan (Chamber of the State Council). The religious books and epics are now mass printed by the various printing presses. Novels begin being written and slowly a reading public develops. Magadhi influence extends to the Malwa and Gondwana. The reconstruction of Kathmandu begins. The domestication of milch cattle is supported by the state. Large stables are constructed in the cities and monetary incentives such as houses and an assured source of income is given to the peasants and the tribals to resettle in the cities. More land is brought under the plow and landless peasants or tenants are granted land in these new areas. Officials are now regularly transferred.
  • Venice: The army is of Venice is rebuild as much of most of it consists of mercenaries. Accepts the Pope's proposal to partion the Northern States, but we believe that in order to partion them first we must take them from Hitler lieutenants. We start a massive effort to replace the old ships in our fleet which is currently capable of sailing in the Mediterranean sea, with caravels and galleons to keep up with the rest of the European sea powers in terms of naval capabilities and power. Also there are certain major families that seek to extend the Venetian trade outside of the Mediterranean Sea, as they see colonial ventures as way more profitable than the declining trade in the Mediterranean Sea. We start We ask Bulgaria if they would be willing to assist us in this upcoming fight. (More to come, btw i was on a school trip for the last three days.)
  • Papal States: The Inquisitor sent to investigate the Dame des Pommes denounces her as a Hitlerite, and asks the French government to suppress her dangerous ramblings. The Papal Nuncios to France and Burgundy again renew their request that either or both countries destroy the Muslim settlements in the New World. Rebuilding of the army after the Hitlerite Crusade continues, and Venice is informed that the Pope intends to begin the invasion next year. Back home, the Cardinal Vicar-General of Rome and the Latin Patriarch, in light of the Hitlerite heresy and the accusations of corruption by the Dame des Pommes, begin inspections of the diocese in Italy and other Catholic countries to ensure that the disciplinary reforms of the Council of Cologne, as well as of previous Popes, are being rigourously enforced. Overseas, the Missions to Giapan, Korea, China, the New World, and Southern Africa continue. Japan is asked whether, given the growth of the Catholic population, the government would object to a second diocese being erected in the country, this one centered on Edo.
    • France answers the call and DECLARES WAR ON MAGHREB. -scraw
    • The Caliphate points out to the Pope that, since the High Rennassaince, the Caliph and Ulema have been more open towards relations with the Romans, strengthening their enclave in Jerusalem and Antioch more than the Orthodox. Also, Morocco had made an agreement with the Holy Roman Emperor to not intefer with any European colonization north of Pantagonia. 
    • Japan refuses to the opening of a second diocese in Edo due to lack of a Catholic population but would be willing to open one in Kyoto since there are a substantial amount of Catholics there.
    • Having been appraised of the true nature of the situation by the Caliph and Ulema, the Pope bashfully apologises, and asks France to call off the attack. Pope Innocent will personally reimburse any damage, and he also asks for a proper Papal-Caliphate treaty to formalise the situation in the Holy Places in the Holy Land, as well as the situation in the New World. The Japanese proposal for a Kyoto Diocese is accepted. 
  • Iran: The sect that had previously been known as the Neo Zoroastrians have now evolved into the Rahimi sect of Islam, named after their founder, Al Rahimi, and they are rapidly converting people, mixing the religion of Islam with the philiosphy and words of Zoroaster. Ottoman style public baths open up, and the aqueduct system improves. Sewer system improves, with toilets being readily available to the wealthier of the populace. Heavy cavalry gets lighter, being armed with hand guns and their armor starting to lighten up. The Shah announces he will tolerate the sect, ending Al Rahimi's plan to revolt.
    • Sindh: Persianization continues, infrastructure improves. Otherwise, nothing of note.  
    • Banten: Persiainization continues, infrastructure improves. Mixed Iranian Indonesian children are born. Otherwise, nothing of note.  
  • Teutonic Order: The economy is improving at the coastal areas where large numbers of Prussian Marks are spent upgrading and modernising the ports and ships. Teutonic army is being less and less paid as they don't see themselves going to war any time soon. Grand Master Jan Kasper von Stadion of Teutonic Order goes to Danzig to spectate the improving of the navy. The major ports that were made was in Danzig so it seems reasonable to do so. Roads connecting to the capital, Marienburg are improved to increase trade within the nation.
  • Teutonic order was absorbed by Prussia almost a century ago -Feud
  • Thanks Feud for telling me this, Prussia should have updated the Teutonic Order page or at least the nations so others can know. -Sergiusz01
  • Some of those pages are a Tad Dated. Don't worry if you have questions look for nations on the map that do not have a color. That will give you and idea of what's open. -Feud
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire after some years of relative inactivity with many practices continuing under the Tsar and his beraucracy. The Nobility for the most part has come under the watchful eye of the Tsar and his personal retinued in Vasiligrad with a full section of the city becoming known as "The Royal Quarter" as most of the nobles set up their housing in the area building imaculate residencies and royal apartments which are set up in the city blocs extending from the royal palace. Of the massive nobility in the empire made up of Vlachs, Serbians, Bulgars, integrated Greeks, and Moldavians, the vast moajority are obligated to set up shop in Vasiligrad under the Tsars watchful eye. However to make room for nearly 10,000 nobles and their families and retinues. This however leads to the displacement of nearly 50,000 freemen and merchants who begin massive protest in the city, however it is alleviated rather quickly as Tsar Vasili in a shrewd act of diplomacy with the leaders of thr protest offers to pay for the development of the "Freemans District" which is given a huge payment to rebuilt their lost homes in the central sections of the city. While grumbling the offer is a take it or leave it which is more aggressively taken following the involvement of the Imperial 5th legion which prompts the protest leaders to accept the deal or potentially face slaughter. The City of Oured (formerly Bucharest) is finally fully rebuilt and in the style of many of the other imperially administered cities is architectually restructured. The large influx of Bulgars and Serbs into the city bring with it the newly emerging Belkan culture and identity which noticeably has meshed the Serbian and Bulgarian core cultures, while having a little flair of Greek and Vlach culture as well. This is all tied together with the Balkan common language developed known as Jugoslavic or "Belkan" as it becomes known. This language remains spoken cheifly by the Nobility, Bereaucrats and high level merchants, but has trickled down to the large freemen population which has become more educated over time specifically under language in which Belkan has become more common. The Population of the Empire reaches 8.9 million and growing as a population boom occurs. The nearly century old project of further working on the Danube delta and its lowlands occurs as intense work is put in to drain some of the swampy portions of the Delta making room for some expansion of cities like Kaloyagrad and Constanta which have been constrained heavily by the swampy lands around the Delta. It's also predicted that as in the Burgundian Low country territories, the same can be done in the Danube Delta creating a virtual massive breadbasket for the empire on top of the already well established farmlands along the Vlach plains, and the Carpathian foothills. A Bulgarian mercenary which took part in the French conquests of the Quechua states in French Peru, that agricultural marvels were abundant in the small kingdoms and has well drawn pictures as well as extremely sophisticated descriptions of the irrigation systems. A plantation owner pays the man handsomely for his services and begins to implement them in the hills and mountains of the Balkans building them exactly as described. While the irrigation is not as good as their originators, the ability to deliver water to the crops is not an issue and harvests are good. The Food surplus is extreme for this plantation farmer as he has taken to adopting some of the Crops brought back from the the New World. 
  • Electorate of Saxony: Birth of the Prince-Elector's son, called John George II, Elector of Saxony named after himself. Streets are covered in crowds at the Dresden Castle where John George I anounces it with his wife, Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia. Flags of the royal house of Wettin and the national flag are seen on the streets, markets are open to celebrate the Prince-Elector's son and also music can be heard all over the streets like Wilsdruffer Street and Terrassenufer Street. Tournaments such as jousting are seen next to the Castle at GroBer Garten where the three main winnors were Emil Kehlman von Dresden Till von Bautzen and last place, Ernst Fux von Zwickau. All of the three winners would be if not already granted a honourary title of knighthood of Saxony and knighthood of John George II. They would also receive an invite to the banquet in the Dresden Castle. Due to the birth of the heir. The economy withen the country grows and local townguards in cities and towns are funded to keep the crowds civil. John George II is also baptised in the Wittenberg church to symbolise its unity with Lutherism. Taxes rise to accomidate for the birth. Meanwhile a rebuilt of the walls of Meissen to a stone wall with two round towers at the river Elbe. Roads OTL National Primary Road-4 and National Secondary Road-6 and 97 are improved to stone to improve trade within Dresden and other cities close like Wroclaw or Leipzig.
    • There is no Lutheranism TTL, the Reformation was very different. ~Cal
  • Oman: Although the Siege of Muscat has ended in a defeat, the will and fighting spirit of Oman has not been broken. From the interior of Bahla and Nizwa to Nejd and Al-Hasa, Omanis resist the Rashidun occupation and what they view as they attempted destruction of their homeland, culture and religion. Bands of Ibadi irregulars, militia and tribesmen, armed with muskets, harass the Caliphate's forces, especially on the borders of Yemen and Nejd, where the lack of secure supply routes causes severe attrition to the invader's armies. Mubashshir al-Obeid, a prominent tribal leader in Al-Hasa, has managed to recapture much of the Eastern Arabian coast and assert his independence from the Caliphate. His domains are protected by a chain of hill and mountain fortresses extending from Qatif to Al-Hasa, from which he makes guerrilla-style raids on Rashidun territory. Meanwhile, the state of Al-Qamar in Madagascar (which has been an integral part of Oman for decades) remains unaffected by the war. King Taamir al-Barakat has fled to Vohemar, the capital of the Omani government-in-exile. He proclaims that Oman will continue to defend its borders against Rashidun aggression, and the Grand Imam makes a similar statement. The resounding and overwhelming message is: "Oman will not so easily surrender."
    • Omani Al-Qamar: Vohemar is declared the capital of Oman until Nabhani rule is restored on the mainland. Armies are raised in Mahajanga, Vohemar, and Tawamasina, composed chiefly of Arab settlers with a minority of Malagasy and Swahili, and numbering ~6,500 troops. Three mercenary regiments are hired as well, numbering ~3,000 (Mod Response on the specifics/behavior).
    • Bandar Qasim: Bandar Qasim gains de facto independence following the Siege of Muscat, but Omani merchants still have influence in the area.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded as more settlers are moved in and the main fort and port is named Borisville while the colony expands 20 px to the north west. The King is now 16 and will rule in his own right in two years. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. Construction of a new London theatre continues. In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apoclyptic destruction. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocylpsyts.
  • Cologne: Archbishop Baldrich also condemns the Dame de Pomme as a Hitlerite, while at the same time increasing the strictness of the Holy German Tribunal and sending letters reminding the populace of the fairness instituted by the Court of Church Discipline back in 1400, which has been running in the Holy Roman Empire and associated nations since the early 15th century, and has rooted out all “church corruption”. In the Holy Roman Empire, at least, most of Dame de Pomme’s words are brushed off as heresy. The few who follow her are appropriately dealt with in the Holy German Tribunal. Meanwhile, trade continues and the roads in the Holy Roman Empire and leading into Burgundy are about two-thirds built. The Nordrhein Highway becomes a key vein for trade in the region, if it was not already, because now it is connected to the larger road systems that continue to expand out from Cologne. Archbishop Baldrich hopes that, upon completion of the road system, secularisation in the HRE may get ahead. He continues advocating for peacefulness in the League of Westphalia meetings, and requests that a representative from both Burgundy and Prussia, the big powers, join the meetings to discuss the future of the region.
    • Essen: Canonesses in outer Essen continue taking the habits to Isengard, who sends them out to all Adelphinian Canonesses in Cologne, Essen, and the Nordrhein area. Meanwhile in Tondo, the Bishop of Tondo continues to ordain priests and deacons wherever necessary, and several local Tondoese men, both married and unmarried, begin ascending through the Order. The Adelphinian Canonesses continue to assist morale in the war effort, continue to run the infirmaries, schools and university, and help with normal infrastructure as well as the building of the new hospital, learning the traditionally male arts somewhat. Meanwhile in the New World, Adelphinian Canonesses continue to follow the Knights Hospitaller in their interactions with the Seminole chiefs, including becoming teachers and nurses, and make important connections with children and women in each community. The Canoness-Consul for the Seminole area continues to work with the canonesses and the locals to put together a plan for the education of children in the area, using both local and Christian values. This idea travels through the Adelphinian Canonesses’ communication networks and arrives in Tondo. Tondoese canonesses take this fully into consideration and make a note to work with the locals as well on their school and university curriculums. Finally, another anchoress comes into Essen.
    • THEY'RE TAKING THE HABITS TO ISENGARD (gard-gard-gard-gard)
      • OOC Essen: Whoever this is, you're welcome. :')
    • Burgundian Dip: the States General agrees to meet with Westphalian representatives.
  • Maiam: The country is torn by small Nativist revolts. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts break out in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Japan: Last year, we held the occupation of Borneo, expecting another French attack, but alas, none came. Receiving news that France entered war against Maghreb from the Papal Diocese in Nagasaki we launch an invasion of the French spice island of Buru with 500 ships and 20,000 troops from Borneo, leaving 30,000 troops in Borneo and 200 ships are sent from Japan to Borneo to defend our occupied lands. Centralization and rice production continue.

1614Edit

In a quick campaign, the French defeat local garrisons in Java securing most of the island. Rather than a direct colonial government being established a proxy is established under a Javanese noble. Given wide rights acting as the French proxy he sees this as a ticket to building an empire and begins collaborating with the french as do many other Javanese nobles. They then direct their attention towards the Japanese.

In South Africa following over a century, it has become clear that elements of the former west african peoples has spurred the development of a kingdom. The Zulu kingdom containing clear elements of west african mannerisms and culture, has developed along the South African coast. It maintains a sophisticated culture and cities and with a population of nearly a million inhabitants it is prepared to expand all across the Southern Cape. 

Leave the Kuzir stuff off, i have an event chain dealing with the rise of the Zulu kingdom. -Feud

Following some tacit prodding of collaborating natives in Peru, the French expand south along the Andes marshalling together a nearly 30,000 strong army of natives to fight for them. The Qulla confederation facing the French modern weapons and the numbers of the auxilaries practically melt away as the Viceroyalty marches south. 

Priests and scholars accompanying the French conquests south notably provide information that the natives consider the French as their rightful rulers. Many have adopted Catholicism under French rule as many believe that the "Christian God must be real as the French came, and our numbers dwindled" referring to the massive disease which has ravaged the entire Andes region. 

Hitler's Lombard lieutenant whips the French in Savoy, capturing Prince Charles, the head of the French force, forcing the French to withdraw from their African campaign and turn their attention to Italy.

Jesus, how many things could happen in France at once? Could any of these possibly be slimmed down or wait for a later turn? I was hoping to put in some events. ~Nate

France is overdue for quite a bit. I guess they definitely could have been spaced out better -Feud

Still, why is everyone and their mother in South Asia?? Go harass some native americans or hindus and give this hemisphere a break -Nate

  • Rashidun Caliphate: Music and literature continue to be made. The mathmatian Mahmud Al-Msr begins his career this year, developing a theory known OTL as calculus. The navy is improved and modernized, expanding the forces used in the Indian Ocean at the expense of the Mediterranean fleet. Al-Ruqqaya continues to work at solidifying the new union of Ziyadi and Sunni. In Oman, the local Emir Khalid Yaruba is elevated as Sultan and put on the throne in Muscat. The new Omani Sultanate signs the Treaty of Aden. Having done so, the Caliphate sends much financial support for the Yoduba dynasty to take control over both Oman's former military and navy, or as much as can be restored. The full 20,00 troops of Yaruba Oman is raised to crush the rebels in Jabal Shammar, along with 50,000 new troops from the Caliphate, while the original troops remain in Oman proper to keep order. Tactically, the generals of this campaign focus on driving the rebels away from the urban centers and into the Bedouin regions of the empty quarter. The Ulema makes a proclomation, stating that the Rashidun will freely permit the Ibadi religion to continue as an enclave, as it has been tolerant of the Alawites and Druze in the past as well. As such, all those who continue to support the Nabhani are not struggling in the way of religion as they claim, but just as a brood of lawless briggands. After defeating the rebels in Jabal Shammar, the Caliph makes it clear in another proclamation that the Nabhani Sultan clearly didn't care about the Arabian people, as he fled from the nation instead of maintaining order as the Yaruba does. The exiled Javanese nobles are accepted in Sumatra and married into the royal house.
    • ​Sultanate of Oman (Yaruba Dynasty): The Sultanate set up by the Rashidun raises their full military against the rebels in Jabal Shammar, and drives as many as possible from urban centers into the desert. The navy is fully acquired in Muscat, and starts to be deployed crushing any remaining ships of the Nabhani and close off their access out of Madagasgar. No invasion of the Island is attempted yet. The other colonies of Oman in Somalia and Soccotra are retained in the Treaty of Aden. Ibadi Islam is freely practiced, and the government fully endorses the Caliph's proclamation that the Nabhani rebels are not for the good of religion or the nation, but lawless men. Indeed, the Yaruba stayed behind to maintain order and administrate the nation the Nabhani so recklessly abandoned. Swahili, Deccan, and Iran are called in to help crush the Nabhani rebels that remain in Arabia and Madagasgar. 
    • Sultanate of Gujarat: Military and economy is imrpoved. Ships are sent to help establish the Yaruba dynasty over Oman
    • I Specifically said that Oman retained most of its remaining power. -Feud
    • That would not make any sense. I crushed Oman on every front and took the capital and all its urban centers. How could it possibly retain any power? -Nate
    • Rashidun Dip (To France): In light of our long-standing alliance and continual peace established in the Treaty of Tunis (which is still in effect until 1624), the Rashidun offers its full political support for the Sultanate of Java, admiring the free-handed nature of France over the Muslim population, and declares its support in any attack they plan against the East Asians.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 114,000 (Colonists and 0.25% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, there is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration slows down to 750 a year. Due to our small size our population can only provide 1130 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. The knights thank Burgundy for financing our fort, though we cannot buy frigates at this point in time due to our financial status, though the knights are interested in purchasing them in the near future.The knights decide upon relocating the capital to Maryland soon. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 50,000 colonists and 5000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The star fort has been in progress for several years and significant progress has been made. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Seminoles: Many Christian Seminole chiefs in the south of the tribal territories as well as Knight-allied chiefs agreed to be vassalized by the Knights. There is currently a population of roughly 17,750 people in this area, while we send a second wave consisting of 250 agricultural, mining, construction and industrial experts to improve the natives industry. The knights have posted 300 soldiers as well as military experts to defend the area, train the native's warriors in modern tactics, and patrolling their borders. They also begin building fortifications in the native settlements to prevent native raids, such as earthworks, palisades, watchtowers and ditches. There are teachers being sent to educate the natives, while there are doctors sent to set up hospitals to defend from virulent diseases. There are also agricultural, and technical experts sent to help improve the natives agriculture as well as teaching them how to mine and set up basic industry. There are talks of centralisation in the form of a council of chiefs which is gaining momentum. Due to our efforts mainly focusing at the tribal centre due to the difficulty of spreading influence all over our territories, there is a growth in the population of the villages, and soon they begin to resemble medium sized towns. Weapons are sent to the natives to give them an edge over their opponents while we tell our merchants to prioritise our vassals, Christian natives, and our allied tribes for trade rather then the other tribes giving our vassals an edge, which results in native auxiliaries being better armed, as well as the native towns becoming prosperous due to trade.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 20,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Deccan Sultanate: We declare war on France to aid our Muslim brothers of Maghreb and Java. We get 1600 ships and 100,000 soldiers to attack France. We ask Swahili, the Caliphate, and Iran to join us in the war against France.
    • Caliphate OOC: ​What from France are you attacking, exactly? Maybe just defend Java from French invasion
    • Indonesia is really to far for you to be worrying about -Feud
  • Saxony: Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels thrid child of John George I is born, Farms of Dresden improved due to the roads. Farm's main growing are now hopps for the local bars in Dresden where massive noise can be heared day and night. University of Dresden is improved to increase education by adding two new rooms. Trading improves within the regions.
  • Cologne: Trade continues, as does the building of roads through Cologne and the HRE into Burgundy. This road system is just over a third of the way complete. Plans for the future of the region are discussed at the League of Westphalia meetings, with Archbishop Baldrich advocating for a peaceful process of secularisation within the HRE. However, he waits for the completion of the road system before implementing any secularisation or related endeavours and begins to prepare by distributing pamphlets advocating unity in the HRE-wide German Paper established at the Cologne Seminary. This comes off the back of continued serious disciplinary measures taken surrounding clergymen, and the implementation of the Holy German Tribunal to actively discourage all heresy.
    • Essen: Canonesses in outer Essen continue taking the habits to Isengard, and the new habits are transferred to all Adelphinian Canonesses in the Holy Roman Empire throughout this year. Meanwhile in Tondo, there are still significantly more Tondoese women in the Adelphinian Order, but a few married Tondoese men are particularly keen on becoming deacons. Given the platform for local-Christian collaboration developed in Seminole areas of the New World, Adelphinian Canonesses are inspired to also continue work on their plans for the education of the children of the area. Canonesses continue to run the schools, infirmaries, and university, and help to build the new hospital whilst learning traditionally male arts. One day, a Canoness comes back to the abbey particularly incensed about physick in the local areas, and begins to put together a comprehensive text on Tondoese traditional medicine. Meanwhile in the New World, Canonesses continue making important connections with the Seminole people, especially in communities. The education plan continues to develop. Back home in Essen, the anchoress begins to whisper tales of connecting with the spiritual realm and those in Heaven, and Abbess-General Isengard is unsure whether to call this heresy, so she sends Canoness Helga to watch closely.
  • Aryavarta: Seeing a rise in the instability in the region of the Bay of Bengal the navy is dispatched to patrol the coast. The naval modernisation programme is almost complete. The navy consists of 20 galleon ships with 50 cannons, 40 carracks, 100 frigates and 40 light attack craft. All of these are built according to Burgundian and English naval designs and technology. Many of these were directly procured from England. They have strong sails and naval artillery. With the loss of the previous naval school, a new naval school is created in Hemgarh (OTL Haldia).
  • Shahdom of Iran: The military sends in 10,000 more troops into Qatar. Ottoman style public baths open up, and the aqueduct system improves. Sewer system improves, with toilets being readily available to the wealthier of the populace. Heavy cavalry gets lighter, being armed with hand guns and their armor starting to lighten up. The Rahimi sect of Islam, fusing the religion of Islam, and the philosophy of Zoroastrianism continues to spread, converting more people, with multiple people who wield significant power embracing it.
    • Qatar: Iranian infrastructural plans are implemented, and arabic titles such as Emir are respected and kept. 
    • Bahrain: The same occurring as Qatar.
    • Ormzud: The same as above. 
    • Sindh: Nothing of note.
    • Banten: Nothing of note.
    • Oman Diplomacy: Oman offers to cede Bahrain, Qatar, and Musandam to Iran in exchange for peace and a non-aggression pact.
  • Venice: Proceeds with the invasion of the Hitlerite States in Northern Italy, Lombardy and Florence, to take down Hitler's lieutenants and stop this heresy once and for all with 25.000 troops under the command of general Giovanni Contarini that says "DEUS VULT" to his troops initiating the campaign. Our navy consisting of 800 warships is send to river Po to harass the enemy troops and assist our armies under the command of admiral Dominico Contarini. Pope is requested to join the invasion as agreed. We also ask our guarantor and benefactor Bulgaria to assist us in this war. (More to come)
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. We continue trade with italy, while our army returns home to Pontus. 
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire continues to push forward with the centralization effort under Tsar Vasili who more or less has successfully marginalized the nobility into subservience. The Royal Quarter in Vasiligrad continues to be built with more and more noble residencies being finished every few weeks. The Architectual style seems to be unique in this regard with tradition with elaborate and highly styled buildings coming into play as more and more houses and residencies are built. The Freemen District also goes up rather quickly as it becomes one of the first districts to exist almost in its entirety outside the cities walls. This spurs an exodus from the overcrowded areas of the city into locations near the Freeman District which increases to nearly 100,000 people as many of the homeless or overcrowding is pushed off into the cities new outside district. The Cities population stands at 500,000. The Imperial legions continue to be de-segregated as a more sophisticated marshalling system is put into place, able to more effectively extract manpower from the provinces. The Empire continues propogation of the new Jugoslavic "Belkan" language. The concept of Belka also continues to gain ground as the common identity surrounding the expulsion of the turks and infidels from the balkans rests solely on the Vlach hero Vasili The Great also known as the Impaler or the Turk Slayer. He is a noticeable folk hero for much of the balkans populations with Serbians, Vlachs, Moldavians, Bulgarians, and even a number of Greeks and Albanians seeing him as not just a conqueror but a liberator of the Balkans. His work has effectively made a united Balkan state a reality as well as an acheiveable dream for the nobility which shows great support for the concept. "Belkan" as it has become known, has more or less taken firm hold in the empire much to the chagrin of the more purist bulgar nobles which have rejected the reforms. However with no manpower to draw on and the Tsar effectively removing their noble powers in all but name these angry nobles can only complain rather than take any action. While some dissent exists in the bulgar circles, the Serbians are the exact opposite. They have literally thrown themselves into the empire with the Serbian Gusars having proven their worth in the civil war, they are designated the Elite units of the empire. The "Belkan Gusars" as they are known are made up of the elite Serbians who are now the instructors as the unit accepts veteran troops from all over the empire. Every legion is fielded with a Gusar unit, which has been reformed from its traditional light cavalry role into an elite unit that can fight as heavy foot infantry or light cavalry depending on the needs of the battle. The population reaches nine million once again now having fully recovered from the Civil war population wise. Noticeably however the Serbian population has outpaced the Bulgarian population in growth consisting of over half as mixed race Serbo-Bulgars and proper Serbians begin to more densely occupy the habitable serbian lands. with lands around Nis, Sarajevo, and Belgrad all seeing noticeable population increases.
  • Archduchy of Austria: Military and economy is improving in Austria. With the bigger threats coming from the north Austria will keep the North HRE states safe from the enemies. Military recruits more men and builds fortifications for a self defense, while population is growing slightly in Vienna. Efforts are made to establish out own bloc in the HRE, such as contracting the Northern Defensive alliance and trying to befriend them in order to make sure that neither Burgundy nor Prussia would take over in the area. Austria annexes Bavaria to have more central authority on its nation and plans to take South Germany.
    • Venetian Dip: We ask the Archuduchy of Austria to settle out borders, to give us Trentino (roughly the Italian majority populated area in Southern South Tyrol) and in exchange we shall give them a considerable amount of money and grant them loans. We also propose a trade agreement between our great nations. We also request Austria to assist us cleanse the remants of the evil Hitlerites in Northern Italy, as any help would be appreciated.
    • Austrian Dip: We agree to settle out borders and give Trentino to Venice. We also accept the trade agreement and assist 10,000 troops to Venice to help cleansing the remants of the evil Hitlerites.
    • Thuringian Dip: We would joing if such a bloc would be established as Thuringia sees Prussia and Burgundy as a threat to its existance.
    • English Dip: We would like to improve trading relations with Austria.
    • Austrian Dip: We accept the trading relations with England.
  • Thuringia: We improve the military in Erfurt that grown to 7500 troops in the garrison. Jena has now 2500. and 1000 is in the rest of the country later to be followed 4000 at the borders. Order of Saint Michaels is now officially in the military as Duke Maurice the Learned allows them to. Roads improve in Erfurt and also agriculture. Economy is also improving.
  • Prussia: Emperor Otto agrees to meet with the League of Westfalen. He also continues his centralization policies by consolidating the nobility without lands into loyal officers, while he appoints loyal administrators to towns, and estates to handle the taxation, and levies. Otto extends an invitation to the Archduke of Austria to come to Berlin to attend matters of the state and to discuss the future of relations between Berlin and Vienna. Military expansion and reforms begin to better adjust to the growing changes in the hre and to show the rest of the German States that Prussia is still the emperor and the ultimate authority over imperial matters, he issues a promise to not interfere in the internal affairs of German states aslong as they respect imperial authority, In private Otto requests that Cologne send a representative in secret to begin the process of expanding Cologne's power in the Rhineland while consolidating the imperial bloc of which Cologne forms a key part.  Arts and sciences continue to flourish as the roboust Prussian economy and academics continue to support a very open and progressive stance towards them given the House of Brandenburg's generous sponsership of talented individuals. Integration of the Hansa into Prussia's economy continues with Hamburg becoming the major centre of Finance for the entire realm. Expansion of agricultural activities and mining continue. Training of the Royal Guard as Dragoons continues, its numbers swell to 4000. Efforts to expand infrastructure also continue. The North Atlantic Company (hansa company) requests to purchase the rights to settle and manage Burgundian Brasilland. 
    • Bohemia: Otto continues to allow the Bohemian lords a certain level of autonomy as he consolidates the loyalty of key members of the nobility, expansion of mining and trade begins, with the economy finally starting to show signs of recovery from the devasting war with Bulgaria. More Germans settle in Prague and along the border regions. Thge University of Prag is quickly filling up with German students, and teachers, while the Prussian dialect of German becomes increasingly used by the nobles and merchants. 
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded 20 px and Borisville grows more populous as more settlers migrate there. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. Construction of a new London theatre continues. In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apocalyptic destruction. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocalypses. Trading relations are improved with German states such as those in the League of Westphalia and Austria.
  • Papal States: The Pope reiterates his sincerest apologies to the Caliph, going sofar as to send a personally handwritten letter, which also reiterates the request for a formal Papal-Caliphate treaty which would formalise relations in the Holy Land, as well as the agreement regarding the New World. The letter also praises the Caliph for hs moves to suppress slavery. The Conservative Angelicum faction is somewhat split by the Pope's decision: the more hardliners think that the attack on the infidels in the New World should go ahead, however the more moderate wing reluctantly agree that consistent access to -and preferential treatment in- the Holy Land is worth the price of a small Muslim outpost in the extremeties of the New World. The Papal Army joins Venice in the invasion of the Hitlerite Successor States, with the bulk of the Papal forces moving to join the Venetians in the field. Missions continue around the place, in Giapan, Korea, China, the New World, and Southern Africa. In Giapan, the new Diocese of Kyoto is officially erected in a ceremony with the country's bishops and prominent Catholic laypeople. In Peru, the Imaculata Order works extensively in the Andes region to consolidate the faith there. And in Southern Africa, the Missionaries make contact with the new  Zulu Kingdom
  • Kingdom of Oman (Arabia): The war in defense of Oman continues. Omanis have taken to calling the new Caliphate vassal the "Masqat Sultanate", after its capital city. This title carries historical connotations of a time when Oman was divided, and Muscat and Oman were separate entities. Well-defended by the Al Hajar Mountains and situated in a commanding position on the border of the Masqat Sultanate, the cities of Bahla and Nizwa serve as a refuge to loyal Omanis in the interior, and a center for Omani raids on Masqat. Significant military gains are achieved this year. The city of Al-Hofuf is captured by Mubashshir al-Obeid's army, but at the expense of Riyadh, which has fallen to the Caliphate. Al-Obeid campaigns against the Rashidun in the north (near Kuwait) as well, but he is less successful there. In eastern Oman, Ibadis begin a major push against the Rashidun-held Yemeni borderlands, recapturing their lost territory and making a historic crossing of the Empty Quarter into southern Arabia, where they capture ground from Yemen and incite the Ibadis living there to revolt against the Caliphate. The territory of the Ibadi rebels includes much of the "Mahra" coast of southern Arabia, as well as the outskirts of the Rub' al Khali and several villages in central-east Yemen. The Ibadis avoid meeting the Rashidun forces in open battle, instead retreating to the hills when necessary, to strike again later. Skirmishes erupt between Omani and Masqati-Rashidun forces near Sohar and again at Al Ain, which is captured by Oman, splitting the Masqat Sultanate between east and west (between Muscat region and present-day UAE). This event also spurs a revolt within Sohar, and the Masqati garrison is expelled from the city. Regarding territorial losses, Bahrain, Qatar, and Musandam are lost to the Persians, albeit with much resistance, and much of Omani Nejd is lost to the Caliphate after a decisive battle. The regular army in Arabia numbers ~2,500, mostly concentrated around Sohar and Al Ain, with some in South Arabia. The army of Mubashshir al-Obeid numbers ~5,000. There are also countless other guerrillas for which no estimate can be given.
    • Omani Al-Qamar: King Taamir accepts the Burgundian offer of support, and enacts a naval reform in Madagascar to bolster the Omani navy with the assistance of Burgundian naval advisors and an improved shipbuilding industry. The Omani navy begins to recover from its recent defeat at Hormuz, with 15 new ships entering construction and thorough repairs made to the rest of the navy. By July, the Royal Army in Al-Qamar numbers 14,600, including three mercenary regiments, one guard regiment, and two battalions of irregulars. A trade embargo is also issued against the Rashidun Caliphate in order to restrict their supplies.
    • (Secret) Burgundian Dip: The Burgundian East India Company offers the Free Omani government the services of its privateers against Caliphate shipping, and shipbuilding contracts to bolster the Free Omani Navy.
    • (Secret) Oman Diplomacy: Oman readily accepts the Burgundian offer, and gives their thanks.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Having reached Lake Maara (OTL Lake Maracaibo) Guyana expands east 50 px. The Cape Charles colony, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand by 50 px each. New Netherlands expands 50 px up the Wacht River (OTL Hudson River). The Hanseatic North Atlantic Company is sold the rights to settle and manage Brasilland. Meanwhile, around Robertstad, Guyanas capital, gold deposits are found. Outside of the miners, the West India Company, and the government, few are made aware of the discovery, and the new gold provides a much appreciated boost to Burgundys treasury. In light of France's multitude of military engagements around the globe, Burgundy offers France the opportunity to sell the spice islands to Burgundy for a suitable sum to finance their war efforts. If the Spice Islands offer is not accepted, a similar deal is offered for Brittany (mod response pls). With a deal reached with the Free Omani government, the East India Company begins unleashing privateers of Caliphate shipping. They're sure to only fly Omani colors, and the goods onboard are marked with Arab and Indian markings so the Company cannot be directly linked to the privateering. Once more, a new line of frigates, officially for the Company's defense fleets, are quietly transferred to the Free Omani Navy to help them combat the Caliphate.
    • France says no thanks. -scraw
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help raise the population. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat naval school, that holds harsh rules). An Envoy of 500 adviors is sent to Mali to train troops in hope of winning over Mali to see favorable view on us. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoy along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Afrivca we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of there high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the New World, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is built. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds three tribes of the Cone of America (Ona, Haush and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of teh Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "forts". Nurullah begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, with a victory more forts are built. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean. Nurallah right-hand man Ali ibn Bakr is rumored to want Nurallah dead but Nurllah ignores the claims. Ali Bakr secretly gives smallpox-covered items to the Ona people killing them. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is rebuilt along with ocean defense walls and gunports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 4420 people with a slow rise in population.
  • Japan: The war against France continues, last year we saw success against the French spice island in Buru in the first two battles and thus we continue our invasion of Buru this year, hoping to conquer Buru as we did Borneo by wiping out the entire colonial garrison. Meanwhile, Borneo remains to be fortified with 30,000 troops and 200 ships as we remain on the defensive. A war time economic policy is implemented in the home island of Japan as rice production and population continues to grow. The valuable French spice island of Buru is conquered after two battles this year, four battles in total. After having won multiple battles against France and her protectorates while not losing one battle & conquering Borneo and Buru morale surges and the Buru Guard fortifies on the defensive awaiting a French counterattack.

1615Edit

PMIV 1615
Following a year of centralizing authority on the island of Java, the French expand their influence bringing the Javanese navy into play. 40,000 Javanese soldiers and nearly 275 warships adding onto the existing french forces. They immediately split into two armies and engage the Japanese and Tondo forces in the Spice islands and Borneo.

Is France or Java the main attacker here? This is important for the algo -Kame.

In South Africa, the Zulu Kingdom rapidly expands along the coast integrating more territory as new villages and cities begin to be established. The warrior culture of the Zulu people seems to extend deep into its civilian culture, creating a highly disciplined culture heavily centered on supporting the Zulu armies. Kuzir Islam is adopted by parts of the nobility for the use of justifying the centralization of the nation.

Nate stop adding to the end of my event chain plz -Feud

The more centralized Mapuche kingdom just south of the larger Andes states begins accepting thousands of refugees from the north. Needing a place to house the nearly 300,000 refugees the Mapuche allow Aymara peoples to settle further south claiming territory for the small Mapuche kingdom and expanding its borders.

The privateering of Caliphate shipping along the Indian ocean and Indonesian trade routes frustrates and dumbfounds the Rashidun admirals, who are failing to see how the beaten Omani's can so widely and effectively raid the Caliphate shipping. Some sneaking suspicions of outside help are suspected but as of yet cant be proven.

The adoption of terrace farming by eccentric farmers or buisinessment in various parts of Europe has led to a more far reaching adoption of New World crops. The terrace farming method has rumored to have been pioneered by the so called "savages" of the New World.

The French and Hitlerites make a peace accord in order to facilitate the return of the king's brother. Savoy is made a loosely autonomous vassal of France to be governed by the Hitlerite. This agreement is only accepted because the Hitlerites are very tired of war in Savoy.

When the Rajah of Ceylon dies, a civil war breaks out between two rival branches of the family, from the noble houses in Jaffna and Colombo. Both of these factions, however, are warey of European influence and don't ask Burgundy for support. Instead, a third faction rebelliong from the weaker Kingdom of Kandy upholds the protection of Burgundy and asks for their assistance to crush the other two parties in the civil war. 

  • Russia: We continue expansion in Siberia at 40 px. More rumors of a large lake circulate. The purge ends.
  • Aryavarta: According to the plan, each city is subdivided into blocks. The consruction of toilets in every building in the cities is compulsory. The municipal corporations are to provide public baths, public toilets and other civic amenities. Each of the four quadrants of a city must have a hospital. A new city is developed in Punjab on the banks of the Chenab, near Multan, Pratap Nagar. Pratap Nagar will be the new capital of Punjab. Pushkalavati expands. The council decides to invest heavily in the forification of cities. Frontier posts are established. The heavy fortification of Burhanpur begins. It is expected to be completed in two years. Construction of small fortresses on the Satpura range begins. Wheat production surges in Punjab. Cities continue to expand. The University of Patliputra is located on the outskirts. A telescope is developed in the University of Ujjain. As tribals start settling in the cities, more area opens up for cultivation, many landless framers (tenants) are given land rights in these areas. The council decides to abolish Begar and other forms of free labor extracted by the landlords from the tenants. Rent collection is now regulated by state officials.
  • Archduchy of Austria: The economy and military improves. The buildings and towns continue to build and population growing up sees military recruiting more men in the army. With more central authority needed Austria decides to annex Bavaria and Salzburg. Austria joins the agreement with Prussia and Burgundy and sends Archduke to Berlin for discussion relations with Berlin and Vienna.
  • Rashidun Caliphate: The Caliph writes back to the Pope, agreeing there should be more Papal-Caliph cooporation in the future, particularly related to the A'rd Al-Qudds (Holy Land), and political ties in general. Although the Caliph sends to the Pope gifts of gold and oil paintings to show his gratitude, he gives no more detail about this future agreement. Throughout Al-Ruqqaya's reign, he worked day and night to ensure a smooth merge between the Sunni and Ziyadi faction of Islam, using every once of energy to convince, bribe, and intimidate the members of the Ulema to accept the comprimises set forth in the Grand Council of Basra. This year, however, Ruqqaya fell sick. Knowing his mortality years in advance, the Caliph had forsaken the bed of all four of his wives, ensuring there was no way the Ulema could force a heretitary succession. He died in the arms of his first wife, and all the Caliphate proclaimed him a great scholar as well as leader. After much debate towards his successor, the Ulema eventually voted by a slim majority to nominate Ahmed Al-Din Ajead, the leader of the Ziyadi sect, as the Caliph of Islam. Caliph Ajead traveled from Iran to Damascus to accept this nomination. As soon as he became Caliph, Ajead addressed the situation in Oman: "As the wisdom of the Rashidun has been restored after 1000 years, it is now our duty to restore the days where all Arabians parcipated in the faith". As such, the new Caliph establishes lucrative alliances with many of the Bedouin tribes of the Arabian desert, in the hopes of raising a desert-dwelling force to crush the Nabhani forces in the Empty Quarter. Tribal emnenties between the two culture are used to this effect. A total force of 9000 troops are sent, not to engage in battle, but simply pass from city to city around Yemen and western Oman, knowing the unconventional forces of the Nabhani would flee the cities and retreat back to the desert rather than engage combat. It is estimated by the Shay Al-Nass (secular administration) that the unconventional forces of the Nabhani numbers to 40,000 spread across the desert, not counting the regular forces they manage to support after three years with no government. A total force of 80,000 troops from the Rashidun and the Yaroba once again invade the eastern hills of Arabia, and after beating the total 7500 regular forces of the Nabhani in a decisive battle, the army besieges the Fortress of Bahla. Bahla falls after much difficulty and several cannons lost. A siege camp is set to the city of Nizwa, where the remaining regular forces of Nabhani reside, but a battle has not commenced. An additional 5000 troops are stationed in Nejd to hold the new territory from the Nabhani. Meanwhile, a great invading force of 195,000 troops and 300 ships are sent to capture the rebel capital of Vohemar, led by the ever loyal Admiral Al-Nasser. A crushing victory captures the city, and an occupation of northern Al-Qamar proceeds. As many Nabhani as possible are captured from the city, most importantly King Taamir, and are executed for treason, but the soldiers remain prisoners. These forces march across the island and attack the ctiy of Mahajanga, with support of the same navy. The Qamarid (Omani) pirates become a particular thorn against the trade in the Arab-Indian company, causing the Ulema to consider hiring privateers.
    • Rashidun Dip to Nabhani rebels: Not wanting to destroy the rebel forces under siege, the Caliph offers a deal with the Obaid, to allow all his followers to exist as a free and autonomous enclave within selected villages of Arabia, if he ends the fighting. In Al-Qamar, Nasser spares some members of the Nabhani family he finds, and relays a message from the Caliph: he will allow them to return to Oman and regain their full nobel office as before, as well as marry into the Yaroba dynasty, if they only end the rebellion. 
    • Yaroba dynasty of Oman (Masqat): Law and order continues to be established across Muscat and Oman, in spite of the countless unconventional attacks by the Nabhani. The proclomations of the government work to highlight the deaths of civilians caused by these attacks, the perpetrators being labeled "Al-Mukhufu" (Terrorists), in the hopes of winning the hearts of the Ibadi people away from the more irreligious Nabhani supporters. Urbanization is built up in Muscat region, as well as the northern Oman region. Forces are sent again to help the Caliphate crush the rebellion in their respective nations. 
    • Rashidun Dip to France-Java: We give much financial and moral support for their war to liberate Indonesia from East Asian influence, as well as sending 90 ships with 2500 men. Thus says an embassy of eminent scholars sent to Jakarta and Paris. While in France, the scholars enquire if the French would help identify the foreign technology seemingly used by Omani pirates in their recent raids against the Caliphate. 
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a population of around 115,000 (Colonists and 0.25% growth) and have a navy of ten ships, though these ships are aging and becoming obselete. In New Rhodes, there is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration slows down to 750 a year. Due to our small size our population can only provide 1150 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. Due to call for a centralised state, the knights agree that the state must be made more centralised and so we plan on a future government with a parliament system drawing inspiration from the English, as well as a charter stating the laws of the land and the responsibilities of the government. However, the knights deem a monarchy unfeasible for a moment until the reforms take place. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state. In order to boost commerce we ask for a trade agreement with England, and Iberia (Player/Mod response). There are stories of magnificent civilisations and wealth in Peru, as well as agricultural advances and so we send a group of experts to gain knowledge of the area, and the knights also have an interest in the terrace farming system.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 52,500 colonists and 5000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The star fort has been in progress for several years and significant progress has been made. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Seminoles: Many Christian Seminole chiefs in the south of the tribal territories as well as Knight-allied chiefs agreed to be vassalized by the Knights. There is currently a population of roughly 17,750 people in this area, while we send a second wave consisting of 250 agricultural, mining, construction and industrial experts to improve the natives industry. 100 missionaries are sent to base themselves in the area so they can convert the populace as well as being able to travel deeer into the tribal lands. The knights have posted 300 soldiers as well as military experts to defend the area, train the native's warriors in modern tactics, and patrolling their borders. They also begin building fortifications in the native settlements to prevent native raids, such as earthworks, palisades, watchtowers and ditches. There are teachers being sent to educate the natives, while there are doctors sent to set up hospitals to defend from virulent diseases. There are also agricultural, and technical experts sent to help improve the natives agriculture as well as teaching them how to mine and set up basic industry. There are talks of centralisation in the form of a council of chiefs which is gaining momentum. Due to our efforts mainly focusing at the tribal centre due to the difficulty of spreading influence all over our territories, there is a growth in the population of the villages, and soon they begin to resemble medium sized towns. Weapons are sent to the natives to give them an edge over their opponents while we tell our merchants to prioritise our vassals, Christian natives, and our allied tribes for trade rather then the other tribes giving our vassals an edge, which results in native auxiliaries being better armed, as well as the native towns becoming prosperous due to trade.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 22,250 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
    • Iberia agrees. -scraw
  • Iran: The Zoroastrians, seeing around 15% of their population converting to the Rahimi sect of Islam, due to its fusing of Zoroastrian elements into Islam, decide to make a change. They are uniting under a convert leader, who has decided to evangelise the religion. In the countryside, they secretly begin missionary activities. The Shah attempts to encourage them to convert to the Rahimi sect, but most seem to favor reforming their religion. Ottoman style public baths open up, and the aqueduct system improves. Sewer system improves, with toilets being readily available to the wealthier of the populace. Heavy cavalry gets lighter, being armed with hand guns and their armor starting to lighten up. The Rahimi sect of Islam, fusing the religion of Islam, and the philosophy of Zoroastrianism continues to spread, converting more people, with multiple people who wield significant power embracing it.
    • Qatar: Iranian infrastructural plans are implemented, and arabic titles such as Emir are respected and kept. 
    • Bahrain: The same occurring as Qatar.
    • Ormzud: The same as above. 
    • Sindh: Nothing of note, other than Iranization.
    • Banten: Nothing of note, other than Iranization.
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. With Iranian weapons, the first full firearm regiment is trained and will be used as the elite force. We begin preparing our navy and army for war as our economy and military has gained great improvements from the previous war and cooperation with the Caliphate and Iran.
    • Rashidun Dip: The Ulema asks that you send your great new army to help subjugate Qamar, as Swahili borders it by land
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire continues to push forward with the centralization effort under Tsar Vasili who more or less has successfully marginalized the nobility into subservience. The Royal Quarter in Vasiligrad continues to be built with more and more noble residencies being finished every few weeks. The Architectual style seems to be unique in this regard with tradition with elaborate and highly styled buildings coming into play as more and more houses and residencies are built. The Freemen District also goes up rather quickly as it becomes one of the first districts to exist almost in its entirety outside the city's walls. This spurs an exodus from the overcrowded areas of the city into locations near the Freeman District which increases to nearly 100,000 people as many of the homeless or overcrowding is pushed off into the cities new outside district. The Cities population stands at 500,000. The Imperial legions continue to be de-segregated as a more sophisticated marshalling system is put into place, able to more effectively extract manpower from the provinces. The Empire continues propogation of the new Jugoslavic "Belkan" language. The concept of Belka also continues to gain ground as the common identity surrounding the expulsion of the turks and infidels from the balkans rests solely on the Vlach hero Vasili The Great also known as the Impaler or the Turk Slayer. He is a noticeable folk hero for much of the balkans populations with Serbians, Vlachs, Moldavians, Bulgarians, and even a number of Greeks and Albanians seeing him as not just a conqueror but a liberator of the Balkans. His work has effectively made a united Balkan state a reality as well as an achievable dream for the nobility which shows great support for the concept. "Belkan" as it has become known, has more or less taken firm hold in the empire much to the chagrin of the more purist bulgar nobles which have rejected the reforms. However with no manpower to draw on and the Tsar effectively removing their noble powers in all but name these angry nobles can only complain rather than take any action. While some dissent exists in the bulgar circles, the Serbians are the exact opposite. They have literally thrown themselves into the empire with the Serbian Gusars having proven their worth in the civil war, they are designated the Elite units of the empire. The "Belkan Gusars" as they are known are made up of the elite Serbians who are now the instructors as the unit accepts veteran troops from all over the empire. Every legion is fielded with a Gusar unit, which has been reformed from its traditional light cavalry role into an elite unit that can fight as heavy foot infantry or light cavalry depending on the needs of the battle. The population reaches nine million once again now having fully recovered from the Civil war population wise. Noticeably however the Serbian population has outpaced the Bulgarian population in growth consisting of over half as mixed race Serbo-Bulgars and proper Serbians begin to more densely occupy the habitable serbian lands. with lands around Nis, Sarajevo, and Belgrad all seeing noticeable population increases. 
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50 px to the east. Cape Charles, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand by 50 px each. New Netherlands expands 50 px up the Wacht River (OTL Hudson River). In Guyana, gold extraction continues, increasing the economic output of the colony, even if the discovery isn't widely known yet. Immigration to the colonies, with a heavy interest on Kuba, New Netherlands, and Guyana, is financed by the Companies. Cape Charles sees its own population boom, thank to its reputation as the end of the civilized world, and thus an attraction to adventure and glory seekers as well as the traders drawn to its nodal position. In light of the outbreak of another civil war in Ceylon, the Ceylonese Colonial Guard is dispatched, and meets the Kottan Army as they moved north to fight Jaffna. Vastly outnumbering their opponents the army of Kotte is swiftly crushed, after which the Guard move north and clash with Jaffna army as they tried to march on Kolon Thota, and they too are quickly defeated. With opposition crushed on the island, the East India Company reasserts itself. The victory allows the Company a mandate to purge disloyal or overly ambitious nobles, after which their lands are confiscated by the Company, who appoints only their own people or confirmed supporters of the Burgundian backed regime as governors. Authority on the island is now concentrated in the Company Field Directors, acting through the new King of Ceylon. The Royal Bodyguard, which comprised most of the Kottan and Jaffnan armies, is reduced to three thousand soldiers. The war also confirmed the Company practice of raising the Colonial Guard as a separate warrior class, as their ranks suffered few defections. The Field Directors decide to expand on the practice, both in Ceylon, and in Malaya. While the privateering against the Caliphate was only mildly affected as resources were diverted to the Ceylonese campaign, the Company is pleased with the results so far. The disinformation side of the campaign is stepped up. In the Company's offices, forged letters of marque from the Deccan, Iran, France and others are made, and many ships are outfitted with a mismatch of Asian and European equipment, including genuine Burgundian materials, to stifle attempts to pinpoint a source of the privateering. By the end of the year, however, seeing the growing French presence in Asia, the privateers begin refocusing their efforts on French traffic as their primary target. Although new ships continue to be built for the Free Omani Navy. Burgundian missionaries venture out with Papal representatives to the Zulu kingdom, attempting to use Burgundys long presence in the region to help convert them.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded 20 px and Borisville grows more populous as more settlers migrate there. The first gold is found in Farage Land and it is extracted. News of this is leaked to London and this encourages settlement there. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. Construction of a new London theatre continues. In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apocalyptic destruction. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocalypses. Trading relations are improved with German states such as those in the League of Westphalia and Austria.
  • Papal States: The war against Hitler's successors in Lombardy continues with Venice's help. The Pope receives the letter from the Caliph, and sets up a small group of diplomats to draft a proposal for a Papal-Caliphate agreement. Meanwhile, in Southern Africa, Immaculata missionaries make contact with the Zulu Kingdom and suggest Catholicism as an alternative nation-building faith. It has the added advantage, they point out, of not being tied to the states to the North, and of being the faith of the mighty Europeans, who like helping out their fellow Christians. The Missions continue in Southern Africa, the New World, Japan, Korea, and China. 
  • Kingdom of Oman: With the fall of the capital and the Nabhani dynasty having been forcefully removed from power, the Omani government finally capitulates. This, however, does not bring an end to the conflict. Omanis in Arabia and Al-Qamar make every use of the terrain to impede the Caliphate's progress and harass their forces. The 9000-strong Rashidun tribal army, upon entering Omani cities and towns, are refused food and shelter by the inhabitants, quickly leading to violence and acts of brutality by the invaders. A full-blown skirmish occurs in one village, resulting in the deaths of dozens of Omanis and Arabs. The tribal army is eventually forced into the desert. Despite the Caliphate's victories in Arabia, the Omanis continue to regain their lost ground, popping up wherever there is a lack of a sizable army. The Rashidun forces, faced with the impossible task of defending the whole of Arabia, are becoming exhausted after three years of campaigning in the harsh terrain of Oman. As of 1615, the rebels hold most of the Omani interior, as well as Qatif, Al-Hasa, Sohar, Al Ain, and much of Southern Arabia. Al-Qamar, on the other hand, has become somewhat pacified.
  • Japan: This year, French Java launches the reconquests of Borneo and Buru and we engage their forces while our forces fortify and fight the French Javaese forces on the defensive.

1616Edit

 In Marseille, a charismatic and ardent anti-Hitlerite priest insights a mob to destroy 4000 lb worth of top quality peng (c) Yorkshire Apple Sauce, seeing it as gateway to the devilish words of La Dame des Pommes

Please inform yourself on good French, whoever made this mod event. My eyes are burning. ~Wolvesmod

Hey, it's the 17th century. We're entitled to take liberties with spelling, right? -Nate

No. Because the woman was never masculine in French, specifically. Le Dam, LMAO. Horrible. ~Wolvesmod

After another expansive campaign the Zulu kingdom expands furthers along the coast completely surrounding the Burgundian Cape colony as it settles and subjugates the surrounding area. Diplomats enter the Colony with Sipho Zulu meeting the settlers of the Cape colony. Sipho Zulu (Age 20 and GL) demands that the Burgundians limit their activity on the cape and in a show of force brings his main army of nearly 50,000 making his point clear. "You Expand, You Die".

The Burgundian royal representative scoffing at the idea of an African empire making demands of Burgundy, much less one recently in contact with the Europeans, requests the Burgundian royal government send a Punitive expedition against the Zulus.

The swiftness of the French acquisition and usage of Java is surprising and is considered a fluke as the French expedition in Peru is stopped dead cold with the remaining forces of the Qulla confederation forcing the French back north.

Clarification: Zulu Kingdom is NOT Kuzir or Islamic, nor is it Christian, i am rectifying this now as the one who has made and authorized the event chain -Feud

  • Maiam: Nativist and Loyalist conflicts quiet. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts continue in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help raise the population. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat naval school, that holds harsh rules). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoy along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of there high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the New World, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is built. trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of the Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Ali Bakr begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, with a victory more forts are built. Nurllah is killed in a hunting "Accident" and Ali ibn Bakr is picked as Emir. Ali Bakr secretly gives smallpox-covered items to the Ona people killing them. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is rebuilt along with ocean defense walls and gunports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 4520 people with a slow rise in population.
    • Iranian Dip: The Iranian Shah politely suggests making Zayiyr a protectorate by now, to expand the inflence of Morocco. He also suggests that it is time to start vassalizing the West African states. He is also shocked that that Sultan Farrok has not declared a Jihad against the Neo Kuzirist Benin Remnant state. (I believe there was one during a mod event, forgot where.)
  • Rashidun Caliphate: The Caliph Ahmed Ajead continues to administrate over the ever-expanding logistics of the Caliphate. The population is estimated at 55 million, mostly consisting of Arabic Muslims, but also with sizable minorities of Christian Arabs, Amharic, Persians, and many smaller entities such as the Jews and Druze. Recognizing this great diversity, the Ulema works to expand the public involvement in the government, mostly by expanding the power of the Shay Al-Nass to administrate over local secular matters. Urbanization increases in East Africa, pushing the boundaries into the Fezzen. In Alexandria, a work of mathematical genius is published that outlines the work of OTL Calculus. In Arabia, the Ulema accepts the Nabhani surrender, and true to their word, brings the remaining males of the dynasty back to administrate over the Kingdom of Oman. The beadoin force raised last year establishes a truce with the Mukhuf (former Nabhani rebels) in Al-Hasa, allowing the more extreme Ibadi tribes to exist autonomously in the desert. All the regular forces of the Caliphate are pulled back from this front, and instead local city authorities are expected to deal with local violence individually. Those that were caught instigating the volent skirmish are executed for murder. The swift and mass executions conducted towards the end of this war sparks contoversy across Syria and Mesopotamia, and and so the Ulema begin working at a reform of the legal system. This involves adopting trial by a jury of peers, consisting of ten impartial men before the judge. Although the rebel general Obeid died fighting in the Siege of Bahla, his incredible bravery and tactical brilliance lives on in poems and novels across the Caliphate. In Indonesia, an expedition of 6000 troops on 60 ships led by Al-Nasser joins the troops already stationed in Sumatra, and closes in to solidify Aceh as a Rashidun protectorate. There is little resistance, as it is obvious from the natives that they would prefer being under the protection of Islam. 
    • ​Kingdom of Masqat: All the colonies of Oman are subsumed by the kingdom, which now has full access to the military and navy Oman had, baring several missing ships believed to have defected as pirates. Al-Qamar is largely passified as the Nabhani ruler accepts the treaty of Aden. Those who continue to instigate violence in Arabia are driven from cities where possible. As Khalid Yaroba has no sons, his daughters marry to the sons of the Nabhani family. The resulting personal union, under the Nabhani-Yaroba dynasty, is now known as "the Kingdom of Masqat and Oman" (which General now plays)
  • Archduchy of Austria: Austria continues to improve its economy incomes and taxes, while the modernization in the military continues with more men being recruited and trained. While helping Venice in assist to defeat the Hitlerites Austria aims to improve its relations and benefit trades in the coming years. With Archduke being invited to come to Berlin for agreement Austria hopes that Prussia improves relations. More roads are built to connect various cities in Austria and other buildings as well.
  • Papal States: The War against Hitlerite Lombardy continues, with the Papal Army fighting alongside its Venetian allies. Meanwhile, in Southern Africa, Immaculata missionaries reach out to Burgundy and the Zulus and propose a mediated solution: Burgundy will cease expansion in the Cape, in return, the Zulu king and government will convert to Cathoicism. The Zulus will sign an alliance, non-aggression pact, and exclusive trade deal with Burgundy, and in return, the Burgundians will provide European weaponry to the Zulus to help them maintain independence from the every-encroaching Muslim hordes from the North. missionary activities continue in Southern Africa, Giapan, Korea, China, and the New World, especially in the Andes region of the latter. The anti-Hitlerite priest in France is given a handwritten thank you letter from the Latin Patriarch. 
  • Note, the Zulus themselves have become Islamic Kuzirists. A mix of Islam and Kuzirism. Why would they want to fight the muslim hordes? also, they already have relatively advanced technology taken from benin, including firearms. These are not OTL zulu.
    • Benin-level technology is a century and a half out of date, and I doubt they would be in a hurry to adapt to firearms or firearm tactics, as the Zulu OTL, despite hundreds of years of contact with Europeans in South Africa and knowledge of metallurgy, still preferred to fight with their traditional spears and cow-hide shield. If that was true in the 1870s, I see no reason why it wouldn't be true in the 1610s. Even accounting for antiquated Benin firearms, they've had no exposure to modern artillery, and have no experience assaulting fortified locations (especially one surrounded by the mountains that surround Kaapstad).
    • Yeah, but my main point was that I don't think the Zulu would want to ally with Burgundy to fight the muslims after converting to Islam themselves. Well, they are a mix of Kurzir and Islam, but I was pointing out that Muslims don't really like to team up with christians to fight other muslims.
    • Two things: 1) "Kuzir Islam is adopted by parts of the nobility"=/= the entire country is Kuzir. 2) Are we really going to have the entire African continent Muslim? Even after I have spent literally decades with missionaries in Southern Africa? ~Cal
    • THEY ARE NEITHER I REMOVED THAT PART OF THE EVENT. Nate added it to the end witout my permission, They are at best animist, and i don't care really what your complaints are, The Zulus are a well led army with a semi modern understanding of Warfare, and have killed the papal envoys nuff said -Feud
    • On Another note, this is not the Same Zulu kingdom, Same relative group, but it's under a whole different ruleset from OTL. Stop the comparisons -Feud
  • Zulu Dip: Shipho Zulu Personally kills the Papal representative Effectively refusing the Papal offer.
  • Korea: Former monarch Kim Sin-bi renounces her title as the regent, leaving her son Kim Hoseok the ability to rule with no restrictions to power. To affirm friendly ties with the Manchu collaborationist elite in the northern provinces, the Emperor marries Lady Gong Jieun (who is of Manchu ancestry), who subsequently becomes the Korean Empress consort. The colony of Haegajang continues territorial expansion, but population has stabilized to a thousand colonists. Expeditions are sent to monitor the interior of Papua New Guinea, as well as to measure and accurately pin down its coastline. Several local settlements obstructing expansion in-land are pacified, with their chieftains being forced to convert into the Nestorian sect of Christianity. With both Japan and France warring over influence within Borneo, fortifications within the fledgeling colony are solidified to prevent encroachment from either of the two powers. The exploitation of Manchurian arable land continues, with wheat and soy being grown as the principal crops. Cotton and tea are grown as a cash crops, many of which are shipped overseas. With increased export earnings and the usage of gold bullion to back up the Korean paper currency, the government uses its reinvigorated wealth to fund modernization programs; developing the Nakdeong and Han River canals and paving roads. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes and the military are both intensively developed. Seeking to assert itself as a distinct branch of Nestorianism, the Korean Nestorian Church (distinct from the Church of the East and Yalut sects) organizes and centralizes with a clear hierachy between clergymen being determined.
  • Cologne: This year, one of Archbishop Baldrich’s chapter priests joins him at the League of Westphalen and is surprised by his use of the word “secularisation”. Surely the Archbishop would not be advocating to give away his religious sovereignty? Baldrich is alarmed and tells the priest that he had been using the word to generally refer to the modernisation process, and would never dream of giving away his (and Essen’s) sovereignty if at all possible. The priest informs Baldrich that he has clearly been reading the wrong books, and this year is able to speak alongside Archbishop Baldrich to clarify that Cologne advocates for a generally peaceful future solution for all League of Westphalen countries, specifically gaining the protection of either Burgundy or Prussia, which will allow small countries self-determination while allowing the larger nations to administer a degree of unity and cultivate more power within the region. Secretly, in accordance with the deal Cologne made with Prussia, Archbishop Baldrich begins convincing HRE nations to side with Prussia rather than Burgundy. Meanwhile, the HRE-wide road network leading into Burgundy is 75% complete and trade continues to supplement thriving industries in Cologne.
    • Essen: Canonesses outside Essen continue taking the habits to Isengard, who transfers them finally overseas to Tondo and the New World. It will take a while for the habits to arrive, but canonesses in Essen are keen to feel united with their Sisters around the world. In both Tondo and the Seminole area of the New World, Canonesses finish their discussions and plans regarding a fully integrated education system, make important connections in the community, and begin to implement the local-Christian education system, personalised to each culture out of respect. Canonesses continue to run the schools, infirmaries, and universities where applicable. A canoness in Tondo writes a book about Tondoese traditional medicine and publishes it. The Tondoese Abbess sends her manuscript to Abbess-General Isengard, who publishes it in the European Stelzner Press and sends a copy of it to the Knights Hospitaller in addition to the Universities of Cologne and Essen in order to improve the capabilities for medicine in the New World and inspire further medicine invented in the New World alongside the Seminole chiefs.   
  • Aryavarta: An ambitious project of creating a city using wooden Prefabricated homes is started by Mahendra Sharma. The new city of Ambikapur will be a magnet for the tribals. Magadhi influence continues to assert itself westwards. Hindi grows in dominance absorbing Khadiboli, Awadhi, Haryanvi, Bagheli, Bundeli Rajputani (Rajasthani) and other small languages as dialects. A uniform noth Indian culture develops. A voluminous list of fines and punishments for various crime is attached to the Rajya Shastra. Sign conventions for use in Mathematics are standardised by the University of Ujjain. Elementary Arthimetic books are printed for use by Gurus in the villages. Production of crucible steel increases. The boars games of Chaturang (Chess), Pachisi (Ludo) and Snakes and Ladders are widely played. These games have become a favorite past-time of the people. Cesspits are constructed in Patliputra and Delhi. Flush toilets (As had been in the Indus Valley civilisation) are built in many houses in Patliputra and Delhi. Complex drainage and sewer systems with large underground sewers are present in Patna and are being built in Delhi. Advancements in optic continue to be made by the University of Ujjain and Gaya. The University of Agra is re-established.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. We continue trade with Italy and offer to help Bulgaria with the new agricultural plans. 
  • Thuringia: 5000 German translated books about the Bible are made. One of them was actually given to the royal family and so Maurice the Learned has been studying it for four months. At the end Maurice the Learned turns into Northern Rite Catholic after seeing the views and points that he trusts the most. He converted by the local Northern Rite Catholic Church called Order of Saint Ferdinand in the Erfurt Cathedral. He inherits the name, Albert. Duke Maurice the Learned makes the nation still be Roman Catholic but expects that churches should be converting soon. 1,624 Roman Catholic Protests happen in Erfurt and 274 in other towns. They are quickly being put down by the local Town's Guard. After Maurice being converted he announces that the Dynasty of Kassel named after the city he was born from. The current members of Kassel would be himself and his sons and daughters. Hes name would now be Maurice Albert von Thuringia-Kassel but his sons are von Kassel. Its herb would be used from its city's coat of arms. Villages start to make roads into the capital to make trade. Thuringia starts to trade outside of its borders. University of Erfurt is being funded by the new Kassel's family and by doing that it added two more classrooms. Major exports on wheat increases due to the roads. We try to connect the roads Holy Roman Empire-Burgundy line that Cologne made. This would go north east. Hopps are still being continued to be produced. Slowly outmatching the wheat. Wilhelm, Maurice's son, has recently got an interest in swordfighting which makes Maurice proud but the mother, Agnes mixed feeling. She tells him that leaders never actually fight in battle, instead they are at the back just giving moral and thats it but Wilhelm's response was. "What about leadership and tactics?" Agnes replys by saying "Thats what generals are for" Wilhelm was disappointed but continues to swordfight for self defense only. The brother, Otto has also taking an interest but in hunting. He likes to see the effects of the bow and feasting the deserved food at the end. Both of the parents don't like that idea.
    • Papal States: The Pope sends Duke Maurice Albert a letter, strongly condemning the repression of the Latin Catholics. The letter points out that since the Northern and Latin (Roman) Rites are part of the one, universal, Catholic Church, there is no need for violence or discord between the communities. 
    • Thuringia: Duke Maurice Albert already knows that he is in a universal Catholic Church and doesn't want to upset the Pope himself nor the people of Christendom and the people of Thuringia himself. Duke Maurice Albert Sends an apology letter with the family's coat of armies. 
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. A new canal program in Ireland is embarked upon to connect the major towns and cities. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded 20 px and Borisville grows more populous as more settlers migrate there. The first gold is found in Farage Land and it is extracted. News of this is leaked to London and this encourages settlement there. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. The new London theatre is finished In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apocalyptic destruction. King Richard finally comes of age and takes the throne but in respect to his close ally and the valuable guidance Farage gives. He makes Sir Nigel Farage the Prime Minister of his ministers a new position which leads the Royal Ministers, making Farage the second most powerful man in the country. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocalypses. Trading relations are improved with German states such as those in the League of Westphalia and Austria.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50 px east. Avelskamp and Nova Belgica expand by 50 px each. New Netherlands expands 50 px up the Wacht River (OTL Hudson River). Meeting this "Sipho Zulu", and after hearing his demands, the response by Cape Charles' governor-general, and the murder of a Papal envoy, the support for a punitive expedition is present, but cooler heads, namely that of the commander of the local Colonial Guard regiments, prevails. He recognizes that venturing beyond the settled land of the colony, and into land the Zulu know well, can only end in disaster. Likewise, seeing the lack of artillery among the Zulu army, the majority of them carrying spears and hide shields, and not knowing of any case where they would have experience assailing a fortified location manned with musketeers and artillery, presumes that, in such a siege, he can trade three or five Zulu for one of his own men. It is thus decided that the colony will cease expansion, but the fortifications will be improved with further anti-infantry measures. The incident is used as propaganda to spur recruitment of the Colonial Guard.
  • You have not come into any sort of direct enough contact to deduce the equipment of the Zulu kingdom, This is not your OTL Zulus, this is a well directed force with more sophistication than the OTL simple equipment they had. -Feud
    • i can understand and accept not knowing the composition, but nevertheless the point remains that I don't see how a tribal state that only got established within the last two turns could have the manufacturing capability to arm their troops with even crude firearms. -Guy
    • They Arent necessarily just a tribal state. Due to lack of contact with your colony until now, the Zulu homeland is intended to have developed intentional urban centers far enough away that until an imperial event happened in either direction you two wouldnt have known anything about each other. -Feud
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire continues to push forward with the centralization effort under Tsar Vasili who more or less has successfully marginalized the nobility into subservience. The Royal Quarter in Vasiligrad continues to be built with more and more noble residencies being finished every few weeks. The Architectual style seems to be unique in this regard with tradition with elaborate and highly styled buildings coming into play as more and more houses and residencies are built. The Freemen District also goes up rather quickly as it becomes one of the first districts to exist almost in its entirety outside the cities walls. This spurs an exodus from the overcrowded areas of the city into locations near the Freeman District which increases to nearly 100,000 people as many of the homeless or overcrowding is pushed off into the cities new outside district. The Cities population stands at 500,000. The Imperial legions continue to be de-segregated as a more sophisticated marshalling system is put into place, able to more effectively extract manpower from the provinces. The Empire continues propogation of the new Jugoslavic "Belkan" language. The concept of Belka also continues to gain ground as the common identity surrounding the expulsion of the turks and infidels from the balkans rests solely on the Vlach hero Vasili The Great also known as the Impaler or the Turk Slayer. He is a noticeable folk hero for much of the balkans populations with Serbians, Vlachs, Moldavians, Bulgarians, and even a number of Greeks and Albanians seeing him as not just a conqueror but a liberator of the Balkans. His work has effectively made a united Balkan state a reality as well as an acheiveable dream for the nobility which shows great support for the concept. "Belkan" as it has become known, has more or less taken firm hold in the empire much to the chagrin of the more purist bulgar nobles which have rejected the reforms. However with no manpower to draw on and the Tsar effectively removing their noble powers in all but name these angry nobles can only complain rather than take any action. While some dissent exists in the bulgar circles, the Serbians are the exact opposite. They have literally thrown themselves into the empire with the Serbian Gusars having proven their worth in the civil war, they are designated the Elite units of the empire. The "Belkan Gusars" as they are known are made up of the elite Serbians who are now the instructors as the unit accepts veteran troops from all over the empire. Every legion is fielded with a Gusar unit, which has been reformed from its traditional light cavalry role into an elite unit that can fight as heavy foot infantry or light cavalry depending on the needs of the battle. The population reaches nine million once again now having fully recovered from the Civil war population wise. Noticeably however the Serbian population has outpaced the Bulgarian population in growth consisting of over half as mixed race Serbo-Bulgars and proper Serbians begin to more densely occupy the habitable Serbian lands. with lands around Nis, Sarajevo, and Belgrad all seeing noticeable population increases. 
  • Japan: Last year, French Java counterinvaded the islands of Borneo and Buru, intending their complete reconquest, and we were victorious against French Java forces by stalemating them in Borneo and Buru, thus halting their advance completely and retaining control of Borneo and Buru. With these victorious, we have won every battle against the French coalition, and thus we open peace with France and their allies in the Treaty of Jakarta, where our only terms are the Japanese annexation of Borneo/Brunei and Buru. (Mod Response Required)
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. With Iranian weapons, the first full firearm regiment is trained and will be used as the elite force. We send spies to investigate the Zulu.
  • Swahili Dip: We mobilize 40,000 men and our navy to destroy the Oman. 5000 are sent to conquer their Somalian holdings while the rest, including the Elite Sultanate Guards are sent to conquer Madagascar.
    • I have already been vassalized by the Caliphate so I suggest you void this or you will be at war with them. -General
  • Masqat and Oman: Now that peace has been settled with the Caliphate, the government has the task of choosing a successor. While Khalid Yaruba recommends one of his family members, Nasir, to succeed the throne, he has been forced to agree to the whims of the influential Nabhani dynasty. Khalid is regarded as a weak and ineffective ruler within the courts of Masqat and Oman (especially for his reliance on the Caliphate), and his actions are often dictated by his advisors or members of the Nabhani family. As the Sultan has no male heir, Junaid al-Munassif, one of Taamir's sons, is chosen to succeed the throne should he die unexpectedly. The tribes of the interior have grudgingly agreed to peace, but only after being granted generous autonomy and special privileges, including the ability to set their own laws and have control of their borders. Thus, the tribes are an important part of Omani politics under the Caliphate. Meanwhile, Oman is working to become an important part of Rashidun politics. The Nabhani see this new state of affairs as an opportunity to project their influence throughout the Middle East, starting with Yemen. An Ibadi uprising in Southern Arabia that spilled over from Oman during the Rashidun conquest is still ongoing, and the rebels control much of Dhofar and Hadramaut. Ibadiyya, as a result, has become a significant minority religion here. Missionaries are sent to the Omani border provinces near Hadramaut, in the hope of further spreading Ibadism and (indirectly) the influence of the Grand Imam. In other news, Omani pirates continue to harass Rashidun shipping lanes, stealing their profits and allowing Masqat and Oman to reap the spoils. This year, they also target India and Persia, particularly the Strait of Hormuz and the coast of Gujarat in absence of a strong Omani navy. The Omani government even dispatches its own privateers to compete with them, making piracy a thriving, almost legitimate business. The result is a vast pirate network operating across the Indian Ocean, owning rich ports such as Bandar Qasim and Hormuz.

1617Edit

The French reluctantly agree to cede the two islands to the Japanese but the peace deal noticeably has the Japanese envoys uneasy. The ever constant threat of future French Invasion was entertained during the whole peace summit

Tales of Massive wars in West Africa brings a large outflow of Bullion as the various nations wage large scale wars over the region the various states all jockeying for dominant position in West Africa.

The Economy in Japan begins to crash after years of being put on edge by constant wars, rebellion, and a host of other issues. The only alleviation seems to be the discovery of large silver deposits at Iwami Ginzan which attracts a very large following.

The Zulu kingdom noticeably builds multiple towns and forts in its newly controlled territories. One of the forts is within sight of the Burgundian colony, with some conceptions about the Zulus dismissed as they prove to be effective and proficient conquerors with well designed buildings proving the Zulus to not just be another tribe.

The Zulu's war against the Xhosa people brutally massacres the population. Groups of local Sangoma are consulted by the King for divination, and they proclaim how he is the emissary of the God Tsuigiab, who's nemisis Gaunab is embodied in the Xhosa people. Impressed with this oracle, the King appoints the Sangoma as a clerical class in the Kingdom.

In Hamburg, Wilhelm Dilinger publishes a book on circulation of the blood.

  • Maiam: Nativist and Loyalist conflicts quiet. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts continue in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Deccan Sultanate: Dakkhani language continues to spread. A naval academy is constructed in Goa. Naval technologies are developed. With Irani help we develop our firearms. Wootz steel is used in our swords and other tools. Our economy develops. Workshops open up and the Printing press is used. The Tamil and Keralite cultures merge with the Deccani culture. We build new roads and renovate older ones. Cavalry lightens up being armed with handguns and light armor. The military develops.
  • Rashidun Caliphate: Asthetically, the major cities such as Damascus, Jerusalem, Antioch and Alexandria have grown significantly, and incorporated enough Baroque architecture to surpass the cities of Bulgaria. Calculus continues to be developed, with multiple different interpretations being proposed to the House of Wisdom to be debated. Sharia law is amended to accept trial by a jury of ten peers. After fully transitioning to the system of contracted servants, the Caliph outlaws all inherited slavary, limiting its use to only one generation legally. The Caliph then writes to the Pope to invite his wisest scholars to a porposed Conference of Alexandria, where the two faiths can meet in peace. In order to show his appreciation to the Ahl Al-Kitaab, the Caliph sends a Holy Relic with his letter as a gift: the Pot of Abraham. The government still sees it taking some time to fully outlaw the practice. The Tarikh Al-Farun, a complete chronology of Egypt gleened from ancient heiroglyphs, resurfaces as merchants offer to sell it to Europeans across the Mediterranean. In urban planning, the Ulema begins planning to expand the border of the Caliphate southwards along the Nile river, hoping to reach its hypothetical source at some point. Trade across the Indian Ocean and East Asia greatly increases, committing more resources to the newer colonies in India, Indonesia, and Africa. Seeing instability gradually rise in the Ottoman Empire, the Caliphate offers to transfer dominion of Crimea from the Ottomans to Pontus, in the hopes of keeping control of the colony through a more stable vassal. Overland trade helps to spread good will of the Caliphate to Western and Southern Africa. In west Africa, diplomacy is opened in the hope of preventing outright conflict. In southern Africa, the Caliphate offers to open trade with the Zulu Kingdom. The Ulema proposes to open a wold-wide competition known as the Pan-Islamic games, based on the Olympics of ancient times, between various athletes of Muslim nations competing in Jeddah, Arabia. Although no details are worked out yet, word of this possibility is spread to the various current and recently-independent vassals/protectorates/colonies of the Caliphate, including: Maghreb, Tiliya, Krete, Naxos, Cyprus, Anatolia, Crimea, Pontus, Oman, Qamar, Somalia, Lakhadshweep, Gujarat, Andaman, Nicobar, Chittagong, Sumatra, Aceh, and Sunda. 900 new troops are raised to put down the Ibadi insurrection in Yemen. The Omani pirates are a particular concern, affecting the greater trade of the Caliphate. However, certain private companies in the Middle East instead work to hire some Omani pirates as privateers to disrupt the trade of competing companies. A number of new scholars from Egypt and Southern Arabia appointed to the Ulema in order to broaden the representation there.
  • Aryavarta:The reconstruction of Delhi is completed. Seeing the benefits of planned cities and sewage systems with flush toilets, the council orders the reconstruction of other cities. Further development of cities and construction of newer cities will be according to the plan. With the development of Ambikapur and Pratap Nagar underway, the reconstruction of the sewer systems of Udaipur and Ujjain is ordered. Advancements in hydraulic engineering continue to be made. Standardisation of Weights and Measures and establishement of technical standards is proposed by the council. Gorkhas and Dogri people are recruited into the army. A proto-regimental structure is adopted by the army. Wooden prefabricated homes will be used in villages. Zoroastrianism reforms itself. The large Zoroastrian community of 400K grows. Zoroastrians start converting Hindus and Muslims. Zoroastrianism gains popularity in the Muslim community. A great fire temple is built in Pratap Nagar (Near Multan) for use by both Hindus and Parsis.
  • Archduchy of Austria: Austria continues to improve its economy and modernization of the military while recruiting more men in the army. As population is growing the buildings and villages continue to construct, for better growth of the current inhabitants. The Hitlerites war still continue as Austria is helping Venice to defeat them. Whilst the trades between Austria and others might benefit in a very good status in the coming years.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 118,000 (Colonists and 0.25% growth) and have a navy of ten ships, though these ships are aging and becoming obsolete. In New Rhodes, there is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration slows down to 750 a year. Due to our small size our population can only provide 1180 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. Due to the completion of the fort, the Knights shift the centre of the government from New Rhodes to Maryland. Along with the shifting of the capital, the knights begin a radical change in their government, as the country is split into counties, which make up several states. The counties are managed by prominent citizens who is deem worthy of governing and so appointed to the position by the Knights. There is a formation of a Westminster style Parliament with a House of Commons which is occupied by governors, and the leaders of counties, prominent knights as well as merchants which are meant to help check the power of the Grandmaster, govern the country, and create legislation. There is a House of Judges which consists of members of the order, and priests and prominent lawmakers who are meant to scrutinise the actions of the Lower House. To establish this new government the Knights publish a document known as the Knights Charter, which dictates the roles of the government and the Order, as well as the rights of its subjects. The need to reorganise the lands means that expansion is again halted. To have closer relations with our neighbours, the knights offer a trade agreement to England (Player response). In order to encourage trade, New Rhodes and New Crete are reorganised as a Merchant charter and free cities, and though they are under the knights' control, they have autonomy and freedom to expand, they are known as the Confederacy of New Rhodes. Due to the trade agreement with the Iberians trade is beginning to increase. The two-year journey in Peru ended in success with the experts returning with detailed notes on the native culture, as well as more importantly native agriculture as well as bringing large quantities of native foods (in seed form) and interest is growing about adopting these new techniques.
    • Maryland: The State of Maryland is small with around 58,000 colonists and 5000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The capital is relocated to St Johns. As a result of the relocation of the capital, trade booms in Maryland as it quickly becomes the centre of government. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • Confederacy of New Rhodes: New Rhodes and New Crete have been reorganised into Free Merchant cities with a structure similar to a Merchant republic. It has a population of around 10,000, though the merchants look to expand across the Caribbean in order to seize new lands however this is unlikely for now as it will take some years to reorganise.
    • Seminoles: Many Christian Seminole chiefs in the south of the tribal territories as well as Knight-allied chiefs agreed to be vassalized by the Knights. There is currently a population of roughly 17,750 people in this area, while we send a second wave consisting of 250 agricultural, mining, construction and industrial experts to improve the natives industry. 100 missionaries are sent to base themselves in the area so they can convert the populace as well as being able to travel deeer into the tribal lands. The knights have posted 300 soldiers as well as military experts to defend the area, train the native's warriors in modern tactics, and patrolling their borders. They also begin building fortifications in the native settlements to prevent native raids, such as earthworks, palisades, watchtowers and ditches. There are teachers being sent to educate the natives, while there are doctors sent to set up hospitals to defend from virulent diseases. There are also agricultural, and technical experts sent to help improve the natives agriculture as well as teaching them how to mine and set up basic industry. There are talks of centralisation in the form of a council of chiefs which is gaining momentum. Due to our efforts mainly focusing at the tribal centre due to the difficulty of spreading influence all over our territories, there is a growth in the population of the villages, and soon they begin to resemble medium sized towns. Weapons are sent to the natives to give them an edge over their opponents while we tell our merchants to prioritise our vassals, Christian natives, and our allied tribes for trade rather then the other tribes giving our vassals an edge, which results in native auxiliaries being better armed, as well as the native towns becoming prosperous due to trade. The natives are worried at the reorganisation of our lands as well as intrigued, to help comfort the natives, we allow them to send a delegation to the House of Commons, to vote on legislation and decisions which affect the natives. Due to the reorganisation the idea of a more centralised government among the natives grows, while due to the wealth of the natives due to exclusive trade and several years of modernisation there is finally a sense of security. The natives are finally progressing with the natives slowly adapting to our technology, and there is increased prosperity, and security as well as efficiency in agriculture and the beginnings of industry.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 27,250 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Korea: Former monarch Kim Do dies at the age of eighty-four. His funeral is attended by his widow, his daughter, and his grandchild who is the current Emperor regnant. Oddly, the wife of the monarch was absent. Shortly after his death, it is announced that Empress consort Gong Jieun has given borna to a son; Prince Kim Jong-un. Finding the Japanese annexation of the French protectorate of Borneo unjust, and a threat to Korean interests within the area, the Korean government once again severs the shipment of gold and copper bullion to Japan. Fearing a reprisal, the entirety of the army and navy (a hundred fifty thousand levies, and a thousand four-hundred naval vessels) are mobilized mainly along the Korea strait. The colony of Haegajang continues rampant territorial expansion, but population has remained stable with only a thousand colonists. Fortifications within the fledgeling colony are solidified to prevent encroachment from Japanese forces in Borneo. Seeking more autonomy from the central government, Governor–General Dae Il-sung proposes that the colony is elevated to a status of an autonomous province; a status similar to the dominions of Manchuria and Nivkhgu. The proposal is approved by the Emperor and his court. Not wanting an outflow of funds overseas, the monarch also restricts the participation of the government within the development of Haegajang, and instead encourages large firms to invest. The exploitation of Manchurian arable land continues, with wheat and soy being grown as the principal crops. Cotton and tea are grown as a cash crops, many of which are shipped overseas. With increased export earnings and the usage of gold bullion to back up the Korean paper currency, the government uses its reinvigorated wealth to fund modernization programs; developing the Nakdeong and Han River canals and paving roads. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes and the navy are both intensively developed.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. We continue trade with Italy and offer to help Bulgaria with the new agricultural plans.
  • Shahdom of Iran: Sooran Zendehnoosh, the man who is likely to become elected the next Shahanshah is a moderate, who idolizes Ferdowsi, Cyrus, yet he has some non Iranian heroes such as Saladin, Timur, As Saffah, etc. Ottoman style public baths open up, and the aqueduct system improves. Sewer system improves, with toilets being readily available to the wealthier of the populace. Heavy cavalry gets lighter, being armed with hand guns and their armor starting to lighten up.
    • Qatar: Iranian infrastructural plans are implemented, and arabic titles such as Emir are respected and kept.
    • Bahrain: The same occurring as Qatar.
    • Ormzud: The same as above.
    • Sindh: Nothing of not, most embracing Islam.
    • Banten: Nothing of note. Conversion to Islam en masse, building cities with Iranian architecture, etc.
    • Poor choice of words
  • Papal States: The war against the Hitlerites in Lombardy continues, with Venice and Austria's help. The Pope receives the letter from the Caliph, and sends a small group of enoys to Alexandria to make proposals for the Papal-Calip agreement. In Southern Africa, the Imaculata missionaries are somewhat disappointed that their envoy last year was summarily executed, however they send some missionaries to the Zulus, and additionally continue their general missionary work in Southern Africa. Missions in Japan, Korea, China, the New World, continue. 
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. A new canal program in Ireland is embarked upon to connect the major towns and cities. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded 20 px and Borisville grows more populous as more settlers migrate there. The first gold is found in Farage Land and it is extracted. News of this is leaked to London and this encourages settlement there. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. The new London theatre is finished In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apocalyptic destruction. Farage continues in his roles as Prime Minister. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocalypses. Trading relations are improved with German states such as those in the League of Westphalia and Austria. More to come possibly. The Sultanate of Yayiyr is offered trading relations with England buying volunteers and selling goods such as firearms (Mod response).
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands east 50 px. Avelskamp and Nova Belgica expand by 50 px each. New Netherlands expands 50 px up the Wacht River (OTL Hudson River). Gold extraction in Guyana continues, and despite the efforts to keep the discovery hidden, word has begun leaking out, and the rumors of Lauwentian gold causes a population boom in Guyana. In the Cape Charles Colony, the Zulu massacre of the Xhosa causes Xhosa refugees to flee to the Burgundian colony. They are taken in, and Xhosa communities are established in the areas surrounding Nieuw Kaapstad, allowing the land, which had previously been inhabited by isolated settlers, to be more effectively governed as prominent Xhosa become West India Company appointed administers. In light of the Zulu threats, all fighting aged Xhosa men are compelled to take part in the Colonial Guard. This measure, along with the recent recruitment spree for the Cape Charles Colonial Guard, has allowed the Cape Charles contingent to swell. Meanwhile, the Colonial Guards commander, not allowing himself to become complacent, has spies observe the new Zulu forts. After describing them to the commander and the local engineers, its concluded that while they'd be sufficient against the Zulus tribal enemies, they'd be hard pressed to survive more than a day against an artillery equipped army. Using the Zulus recent history of conquest and oppression, Burgundy hires informants to keep tabs on Zulu activity. Back home, the push for more commoner influence in government continues, and it appears a final agreement is nearing, despite the protests of the French nobility in the south.
    • Kingdom of Ceylon: the Burgundian protectorate of Ceylon see domestic improvements as the country recovers from the civil war. Due to the purging of much of the Ceylonese nobility following the civil war, and the stripping of powers from those remaining, the feudal society as largely collapsed, and the East India Company rules through the Kandyan King with absolute authority.
    • Kingdom of Malaya: while not experienced in the internal strife like that in Ceylon, rule in Malaya is centralized. Like in Ceylon, the Malayan Colonial Guard, an army long separated from Malayan royal control, is built up as a separate warrior class loyal to the Burgundian protectors. Like Ceylon, however, the king is allowed a Royal Bodyguard 2000 strong.
    • Malaya became independent and is not your protectorate. You offered them again but they didn't accept. You will have to ask the mods. -Dev
    • Yeah. No, it was never enumerated. These people fled to your territory and they are beyond your zone of control. This is a strike -Feud
    • Also noted, Malaya was made independent a while back. -Feud
      • I spoke to Sidewinder last night and he confirmed it was a protectorate. -Guy
  • Russia: We continue to advance 40 px in Siberia.
  • Masqat and Oman: Khalid Yaruba continues to be eclipsed by the Nabhani, who control almost all aspects of government outside the city of Muscat and have support from the interior tribes. Under de facto Nabhani rule, the economy begins to recover from the costly Rashidun war. In an effort to replenish the navy, seven ships are built in Sohar and Sur, with more planned for the future. The forts at Bahla and Nizwa are repaired, while a new fort enters construction at Al Hofuf (the repairs of Musandam and Riyadh will be left to the Persians and Rashidun respectively). The ambitious Admiral Shuraih bin Fat'hi al-Ruzaiq is sent to the Somali coast to extract tribute from the inhabitants and re-establish Omani dominance. Already weakened by pirate raids, the coastal tribes of Somalia (excluding the Majerteen) agree to pay tribute to Masqat and Oman and recognize their sovereignty. This puts Masqat and Oman in control of Laasqoray, Maydh, and Xiis. An expedition is also made by Admiral Shuraih to the great port city of Berbera, but the show of strength alone is not enough to subdue the city. The Omani fleet retreats after an attack by Somali vessels. Afterwards, Bandar Qasim is wrestled from the pirates, who decide to target the Swahili Coast instead and avoid Omani interests. Led by the fearless Musaddiq al-Adhami, the Omani pirates raid Zanzibar, Kilwa, and Bagamoyo, and rob Swahili merchants and slave traders approaching the Island of the Moon. The resulting "bubble" of pirate influence forces many Swahili merchants through Omani ports on Al-Qamar. The Nicobar islands are also developed as a stopover point for Omani merchants in Indochina, as well as a naval base.
  • Japan: Securing victory in Borneo and Buru, there is a massive celebration and morale surges amongst the military and populace and a colonial guard is established. Victory, however, comes at a heavy price and the Japanese economy collapses and the economic collapse is only worsened by the Koreans halting bullion shipments of gold and silver. Because of the economic collapse, Japan falls into chaos once again. Miraculously, however, silver is discovered in Iwami Gizam and multiple local daiymo and peasants flock there as well as Imperial forces from Kyoto and the Toi and Sato gold mines also come under Imperial control in response to the Korean mobilization and the Emperor announces "Korea has mobilized the entirity of their military, thus we must unify as one nation and one people in the face of such dire times. Thus I also mobilize the entirety of the military to defend from any Korean attack." Silver and gold mining are exploited to finance the mobilization effort. Meanwhile clove production from Buru increases and we sell it to international markets and Borneo continues to be occupied.
    • You have unified your country. Though your economy hasnt recovered. Finding gold and silver doesnt mean your economy has recovered. Also on top of that you are mobilizing. You havent done anything to solve the crisis and you are using the gold and silver to mobilize your army and your big ass navy.
  • Thuringia: Economy and Military is improved. Duke Maurice Albert von Kassel approves the book of Wilhelm Dilinger. He sees it as a progress to new research and better medicine. Thuringia improves the town Kassel by adding roads to it, better and bigger farmlands and better streets in the main city itself. Duke Maurice Albert von Kassel crown himself Duke of Kassel but keeps the main title, Duke of Thuringia.

1618Edit

Some more concrete Information emerges from West Africa as it is understood as a civil war between two claimants to the Imperial throne in Benin. much trade is disrupted out of the region as the two throne claimants fight it out and more wanton violence emerges as petty kings, and opportunistic nobles also take to their own conflicts hoping to settle old scores or gain more personal territory before the Civil war is settled.

Mining in Japan begins haphhazardly giving bad results as the mines are not centralized, and are under the direction of many other parties. The Japanese economy remains in a problematic state as the systemic issues at home caused by the rough unification of the Empire through war has left a lot of trade gaps, destroyed infrastructure, and a Peasant class which has suffered immensely over the warring period.

The Zulu war against the Xhosa continues however many of the Xhosa people begin to flee north with rumors of a paradise land to attract them. The success of the Zulu leader has led to further Divination of his position as well as a clear religious heirarchy beginning to be established.

In Indonesia, the French Solidify their control over Java which proves to be a massive cash hound for the French who begin noticeably expanding their presence, paying highly trained mercenary soldiers, and utilizing their large navy to effectively create a corridor for their own operations in Indonesia.

  • Archduchy of Austria: Austria continues to improve its economy and modernize its military. Population still grows at the moment whilst more men are recruited at the military. The fortifications will be built soon in coming years as it expects to have a defense in case of any threats of others. The trade relations with England is good at the moment and might benefit better. Construction of villages and towns are resuming at Austria.
  • Siam: Thaksin Kittikachorn becomes the new king of the natio. The king asks Burgundy for an alliance. Population of the nation increases slightly. Farming crops are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnent for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of latley since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. Early guns and katana like swords are the popular weapons of troops in the military, while older troops prefer crossbows and bows to guns. We improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective.
    • Burgundian Dip: the Burgundian East India Company accepts the alliance offer.
    • Rashidun Dip: We ask to trade with Siam.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. A new canal program in Ireland is embarked upon to connect the major towns and cities. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded 20 px and Borisville grows more populous as more settlers migrate there. The first gold is found in Farage Land and it is extracted. News of this is leaked to London and this encourages settlement there. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.2 million in Ireland. The new London theatre is finished In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apocalyptic destruction. Farage continues in his roles as Prime Minister. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocalypses. Trading relations are improved with German states such as those in the League of Westphalia and Austria. More to come possibly. The Sultanate of Yayiyr is offered trading relations with England buying volunteers and selling goods such as firearms (Mod response).
    • ​The Sultanate accepts
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. We continue trade with Italy and offer to help Bulgaria with the new agricultural plans.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 119,000 (Colonists and 0.25% growth) and have a navy of ten ships, though these ships are aging and becoming obsolete. In New Rhodes, there is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration slows down to 750 a year. Due to our small size our population can only provide 1190 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. Due to the completion of the fort, the Knights shift the centre of the government from New Rhodes to Maryland. Along with the shifting of the capital, the knights begin a radical change in their government, as the country is split into counties, which make up several states. The counties are managed by prominent citizens who is deem worthy of governing and so appointed to the position by the Knights. There is a formation of a Westminster style Parliament with a House of Commons which is occupied by governors, and the leaders of counties, prominent knights as well as merchants which are meant to help check the power of the Grandmaster, govern the country, and create legislation. There is a House of Judges which consists of members of the order, and priests and prominent lawmakers who are meant to scrutinise the actions of the Lower House. To establish this new government the Knights publish a document known as the Knights Charter, which dictates the roles of the government and the Order, as well as the rights of its subjects. The need to reorganise the lands means that expansion is again halted. To have closer relations with our neighbours, the knights offer a trade agreement to England (Player response). The two-year journey in Peru ended in success with the experts returning with detailed notes on the native culture, as well as more importantly native agriculture as well as bringing large quantities of native foods (in seed form) and interest is growing about adopting these new techniques.
    • Maryland: The State of Maryland is small with around 58,750 colonists and 5000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The capital is relocated to St Johns. As a result of the relocation of the capital, trade booms in Maryland as it quickly becomes the centre of government. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • Confederacy of New Rhodes: New Rhodes and New Crete have been reorganised into Free Merchant cities with a structure similar to a Merchant republic. It has a population of around 10,000, though the merchants look to expand across the Caribbean in order to seize new lands however this is unlikely for now as it will take some years to reorganise.
    • Seminoles: Many Christian Seminole chiefs in the south of the tribal territories as well as Knight-allied chiefs agreed to be vassalized by the Knights. There is currently a population of roughly 17,750 people in this area. 100 missionaries are sent to base themselves in the area so they can convert the populace as well as being able to travel deeper into the tribal lands. The knights have posted 300 soldiers as well as military experts to defend the area, train the native's warriors in modern tactics, and patrolling their borders. They also begin building fortifications in the native settlements to prevent native raids, such as earthworks, palisades, watchtowers and ditches. There are teachers being sent to educate the natives, while there are doctors sent to set up hospitals to defend from virulent diseases. There are also agricultural, and technical experts sent to help improve the natives agriculture as well as teaching them how to mine and set up basic industry. There are talks of centralisation in the form of a council of chiefs which is gaining momentum. Due to our efforts mainly focusing at the tribal centre due to the difficulty of spreading influence all over our territories, there is a growth in the population of the villages, and soon they begin to resemble medium sized towns. Weapons are sent to the natives to give them an edge over their opponents while we tell our merchants to prioritise our vassals.. Due to the reorganisation the idea of a more centralised government among the natives grows, while due to the wealth of the natives due to exclusive trade and several years of modernisation there is finally a sense of security. The natives are finally progressing with the natives slowly adapting to our technology, and there is increased prosperity, and security as well as efficiency in agriculture and the beginnings of industry.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 27,500 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help raise the population. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat naval school, that holds harsh rules). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoy along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of there high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the New World, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is built. trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of the Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Ali Bakr begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, with a victory more forts are built. Nurllah is killed in a hunting "Accident" and Ali ibn Bakr is picked as Emir. Ali Bakr secretly gives smallpox-covered items to the Ona people killing them, with the spread of smallpox across the Ona state Ali Bakr contunies his spread of smallpox. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is rebuilt along with ocean defense walls and gunports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 4520 people with a slow rise in population.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50 px. Avelskamp and Nova Belgica expand by 50 px each. New Netherlands expands 50 px up the Wacht River (OTL Hudson River). Fortifications continue to be made around the Cape Charles Colony in light of the Zulu threat. Domestically, discontent among the French southern nobility grows as the first session of the new House of Commons is scheduled to begin in 1620, and it's clear they will try to halt the opening.
    • Kingdom of Ceylon: the East India Company continues consolidating power after after the latest civil war. Feudal territories are dissolved, and a new set of provinces are established, with Company appointees as governors.
    • Kingdom of Malaya: Despite not holding the authority they do in Ceylon, the East India Company consolidates what power it has there, namely through its control of the military and their positions as royal advisors. Infrastructure projects are undertaken to assure public confidence in Burgundian protectorship.
    • Firstly, Side hasn't posted for the last five days and thus cannot authorise such responses. -Dev
    • Yeah sorry about that. I expect my schedule to be normalized within the next few days so I'll be posting separate turns in the near future. Thanks for helping me post while I was away Guy, and thanks, Dev.
  • Masqat and Oman: The Royal Army of Masqat and Oman is established, a standing army divided into 12 regiments. More soldiers and sailors are recruited this year. Taxes are raised to support the Somali expeditions. Admiral Shuraih leads a second expedition to Berbera, landing an army of 7000 to capture the city, supported by the Omani fleet. Berbera surrenders after a six day blockade and siege, combined with the destruction of the Somali fleet defending the port. The city is subjugated and eight ships are captured. Meanwhile, the first Omani settlers arrive to colonize the area south of Laasqoray, soon coming into conflict with the natives. Unrest grows in the capital as Masqati nobles feel their power is becoming increasingly endangered by the Nabhani and their supporters. Omani pirates tighten their grip on the Swahili Coast and Madagascar.
  • Japan: The economic collapse continues to plague the nation and the central government in Kyoto enters into a crisis. As the rest of the country plunges in chaos. The Emperor hires new ministers based on Confucian merit tests into the Imperial Court and the Emperor delegates them to the various matters of the state, including centralization of the mines, the repair of infrastructure, the revitalization of domestic trade, and the rebuildment of the peasant class. It is decided that the Imperial military will be sent to gold and silver mines to centralize them because the threat of Korean invasion is so high and roads are built between Kyoto and the mines which all attract internal merchants. The Imperial government also protects the rice farming peasant communities in near by areas
  • Rashidun Caliphate: The preliminary Pan-Islamic games went off spectacularly, with contesting athletes from across the full extent of Rashidun's domains. Unfortunately, the actual competition was poorly organized and didn't capture much attention from primary sources; however, the sheer participation from the various cultures around the globe amounted to a veritable festival for the House of Islam. Within one street in Jeddah, there were Amharics and Copts selling gold and jewels from the heart of Africa, Turks and Tartars with coffee and embroidery, berber emmisaries from Morocco and their colonies in the New World, telling fatastic tales of the far west reminiscent of Sinbad. There were also people from the far east: Austronesian, Pashtun, and Swahili people from the various colonies in the Indian Ocean, in addition to a few merchants as far as Tali and Busan. During these festivities, the greatest artist of the Middle East's baroque art paints the most famous mural of this decade, The Night Watch. However, as the Caliph Ajead was overseeing this task, the Ulema was hard focused on more serious matters. Ambassadors from the Caliphate visit the West African states, offering to expand their trade and culture while helping to settle peace in the region. The budget for military in Anatolia is reduced, as more and more demand coems from maintaining control over the Indian Ocean and Africa. However, to keep control over trade in the Black Sea, the colony of Crimea is given over to the protectorate of Pontus for administration. The Bank of Cairo offers to hire some of the Omani pirates, to secretly raid ships they face competition with. A book of caluclus titled Al-Owelaid ("The Principles") is published in Alexandria, detailing the concept of infintesimals and posing the two basic problems: the derivative and the integral. More Arab settlements push southward along the Nile, although many settlements now are led by Amharic people as well. Seeing Japan's weakened state, after it had seized the Muslim Sultanate of Borneo from the passive protection of France, the Rashidun decide now is the time to avenge their ally. 30,000 troops and 500 ships are sent in a surprise attack to sieze the city of Bunei, along with 30,000 troops from our protectorates. launched from the protectorate state of Aceh where Al-Nasser leads the attack. We ask our allies of China and Korea to block Japan from interfering. Emmisaries from the Caliphate in Jakarta explain our motives to the French: the Caliphate is removing Japan from Borneo to ensure the independence of the Muslims in the region, and ultimately to restore the economic and military treaty France made with Borneo decades ago. 
    • Borneo wasn't a Sultanate, it was Gunterist. -Guy
    • Siam: We agree to trade with you.
    • Japan: In response to the Caliphate's reconquest of Borneo, we send 1000 ships and 50,000 troops to the capital city of Brunei to defend Japanese Borneo and we engage the Caliphate on the coast and we raise 10,000 colonial garrisons to defend Brunei. We demand that the Caliphate cease their invasion of Borneo, or else they shall face the wrath of Japan.
    • How could Japan send a defense, if a) its facing internal collapse and b) the Caliphate attacked in a surprise attack, exactly the same way Japan took Borneo in the first place from France. If France, a much more powerful nation, coudldn't defend Borneo then, how could Japan do it now? ~Nate
    • Each turn is a year, and Japan would certainly be able to coordinate a counter-attack within a year. -General
    • I should be on the defensive, with Japan trying to reconquer Borneo -Nate
    • Omani Pirate Diplomacy: Zaahid bin Ziyaad Al Qasimi agrees to sign on as a privateer (four ships).
    • France was on the defensive until the war score reached over 900%, which took two years to invade and conquer, you only got 194% so I will be on the defensive until 900% is reached. -Kame 
  • Aryavarta: Zoroastrianism continues to spread amongst the Muslims. Artisans are given incentives. Roads are improved. With the fortification of Burhanpur complete, the heavy fortification of Pushkalavati starts (OTL Peshawar). The government comes to an agreement with the various tribal communities to sell the wood they cut for shifting cultivation rather than burning it. We declare on Bengal. Uninhabited areas of forests are cleared. Landless people are given land in these new areas. The wood is used to create prefabricated homes to provide housing for all. Plantations of teak and sal monocultures come up in various parts. Artisans are encouraged by the government. Road signs are put up in Delhi. The pay of soldiers is increased leading to an increase in the consumption of goods. Soldiers and their families are given quarters in the cities. A law is introduced dictating uniform taxes by the council.This is to be strictly enforced by the government officials. Hindi continues to assert itself while Magadhi influence increases. The reconstruction of Kathmandu is ordered. Bazaars spring up in many areas as consumption increases. The housing for all plan continues. The TICI continues to organise debates among scholars from various fields and provides funding to researchers. The TICI proposes modification of the Vikram Samvat and adoption of a single calendar throughout the country. There is a resurge in the popularity of the Bhakti and Sufi movements which preach Hindu-Muslim harmony. A syncretic Shaiv-Vedic-Bhakti tradition is followed by 775 of the population. The current religious breakup is 75% (Shaiv-Vedic-Bhakti), 5% (Charvak), 5% (Vaishnav), 5% (Other Hindu sects), 3% (Buddhists), 4% (Muslim), 1% (Jain), 1% (Zoroastrian). With a growing secular stance the council allows Muslims to be recruited as state officials.
  • Papal States: The war against the Hitlerites in Lombardy continues, with Venice and Austria's help. The Pope receives the letter from the Caliph, and sends a small group of enoys to Alexandria to make proposals for the Papal-Calip agreement. In Southern Africa, the Imaculata missionaries are somewhat disappointed that their envoy last year was summarily executed, however they send some missionaries to the Zulus, and additionally continuetheir general missionary work in Southern Africa. Missions in Japan, Korea, China, the New World, continue. 
  • Tsardom of Belka: The Tsar himself after much deliberation and internal events spurring this officially establishes "Belka" as the unified name for the land of the South Slavs. This was decided in a Diet between the high nobles of all the participating parties and was a close race between Yugoslavia, and Belka with Belka winning out against Yugoslavia by a narrow margin. This name transfer does not abolish the Serbian or Bulgarian names but more ot less integrates them into a more common identity. The Population of Belka is noted to be 9.1 million and growing as the agricultural revolution in the area starts establishing a major population boom. Tsar Vasili having integrated much of the greater nobility of the Serbians and Moldavians  Underlineopted to more obviously hear the concerns of the citizens of the Belkan Empire, the Concern of the Moldavians are the Kievan and the Russians but it is more defensive oriented with the Moldavian Province and its populace hoping to build a series of fortifications to stem off of the strategic fortress in the Region and effectively insulate the Empires northern Border from everything but a direct assault. The Vlachs and some other Moldavians express some interest in Transylvannia with some immigrant Transylvanian Romanians saying the area would be ripe for the taking. The Serbians are vehemently aggressive against the Caliphate and all forms of Islam due to Islamic influence on the history of Serbia and the Balkans as a whole as an oppressive and aggressive faith. The Serbs say that with the South Slavs united into their own state for the first time in History, that they should inflict their revenge on the Ottomans and if need be the Caliphate. The Bulgars being the most numerous and affected by these decisions are in favor of a more aggressive policy against the Islamic nations as well but in a more diplomatic fashion out right war. These conflicts don't necessarily divide the nation but the Tsar is forced to address that he has elements within his empire that hope to expand. A noteworthy amount of people are also internal migrants or straight up settlers who wish to settle the fertile Pannonian plains. 

1619Edit

 After sending so much of their military abroad while in internal disorder, Japan once again collapses into feudal lords. As a result, Borneo breaks off as indepdent under de-facto control of the Rashidun, ensuring their independence.
You are directly influencing a nation you are at war with. Kind of unfair if you ask me. -General
Scraw seal of approval
Why would Japan collapse into feudal lords? I only sent 50,000 troops out of 185,000 troops maximum to Borneo and 1000 ships out of 1700 ships, there's more than enough troops remaining to maintain order. Also since there's 50,000 troops in Borneo, Borneo wouldn't break off successfully. -Kame

Cultural diversity and stretch of resources causes localized chaos to eruped in south and south-western parts of China.

Can you be more specific as to if this is referring to China the region or China the country?

A plague of Viral Hemorrhagic fever breaks out in Maiam, killing many of the native population.

If you're gonna plague my nation, call it by its name. - Cour
Lol, well it was more my horrible spelling of the disease I was worried about. -Nate

The Hitlerites are defeated in Italy. In the vacuum, a council is formed to decide who will rule the land. The most popular suggestion is a Sicilian style elective monarchy. However, as they are unable to select a candidate to rule, they ask the Papal forces to assume governance.

  • Maiam: The Native population is plagued with bouts of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever. It is noted that individuals with European lineage are less effected by the sucepptable to the disease. This deals a large blow to the Nativist cause. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts quiet. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts continue in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Rashidun Caliphate: With the many religious reforms of Caliph Ajead, the Grand Mosques of the Middle East begin to resemble more of western Churches than the Mosques of old. After many decades of gradual shift in art and architecture, coupled with more modern music substituting hymns, the Friday prayer takes on a more vibrant feel than before. Many of the various participants in the pan-Islamic games stay for some time in the Hejaz region, communing their cultures and establishing trade from across the Muslim world: From as far west as Tiliya, and as far east as Busan, and stretching from Crimea to Sunda. Trade continues to thrive across the Indian Ocean, connecting Gujarat, Andaman, and Oman with the trade in Korea and China. A council of scholars in Alexandria conclude a single form of calculus. Borneo is secured with a standing force of 30,000 troops. The Rashidun offers an agreement with France in the Treaty of Palembang, which would share the status of their respective territories of Indonesia evenly between the French and Arabs, so as to prevent any further conflict. (MOD RESPONSE) EDIT: treaty has been changed
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increase slightly. Farming crops are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnent for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of late since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. Early guns and katana like swords are the popular weapons of troops in the military, while older troops prefer crossbows and bows to guns. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining starts to take place. The nation starts to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get inflenced by them.
  • Aryavarta: An era of cultural unification starts. Hindi expands in influence diluting languages into its dialects. Magadhi language retains its position. Magadhi culture spreads deeply into South Magadh and Malwa. The army tactics develop. Metal cylinder rockets enter regular service. Jute production increases and Jute manufactories are set up in Magadh. Roads improve and are renovated. Cobblestone roads are laid down in the cities. Plazas are constructed in each quadrant of a city. Reconstruction of small towns according to the plan begins. Artisans are encouraged. Lehengas (Skirts) worn with a blouse are the most common among women and has been incorporated in the North India culture. Saree has become a dress for special occasions or purposes but is not present as everyday clothing. Among the men, Dhoti is the most common lower garment and is universally by the rich and the poor alike. Pyjamas are also widespread. Most poor men don't wear anything above their waist but many use shawls. Angrakshaks or Angarkhas, Achkans and Kurtas are the most common upper garment throughout the country. Women's clothing has variations but Men's clothing is uniform throughout having only mild variations. Zoroastrianism spreads quickly amongst the Muslim populace. Greater trade with the Chagatai leads to growth of the Nestorian community. Churches are established in various areas of the north.
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  • Archduchy of Austria: Austria improves its economy and military as it recruits more men, while the population resumes to grow in various cities with more buildings being constructed. Fortifications begin to build and even some roads as well for connecting the cities and trades that might benefit sometime in coming years.
  • Korea: With Giapan being pinned down in Borneo, troops stationed within the colony of Haegajang are withdrawn. Whilst abstaining from intervention in the Rashidun–Giapanese conflict, the Emperor decides to maintain the full mobilization of the army and navy as a deterrent to a potential Giapanese punitive expedition. Seeking to counter the rise of Islamic influence in Asia, the Korean Nestorian Church begins to send a thousand missionaries to Majapahit and the rest of insular Southeast Asia; hiring linguists to translate the Bible into Malay and Javanese. Whilst Nestorian Christianity is not officially upheld as a state religion, the efforts of the clergymen are patronized by the imperial court; which is not surprising as it is almost entirely controlled by Christian converts, with the ruling House of Kim itself being Christianized. With decentralization and chaos in Giapan, the Korean delegation is temporarily moved to Tsushima and the Korean embassy in Fukuoka is closed. However, Korean missionaries begin exploiting the situation by trying to convert the local Catholics into Nestorians. The colony of Haegajang continues rampant territorial expansion, with expeditions being sent to the interior and to the far-flung eastern coasts. A fleet is sent to Sulawesi, with emissaries encouraging the local sovereign to secede and Christianize as a protectorate of Korea (MOD RESPONSE), to encourage them, a chest of gold is gifted to the inhabitants. The exploitation of vast tracts of Manchurian arable land continues, with wheat and soy being grown as the principal crops. Cotton and tea are grown as a cash crops, many of which are shipped overseas. With increased export earnings and the usage of gold bullion to back up the Korean paper currency, the government uses its reinvigorated wealth to fund modernization programs; developing the Nakdeong and Han River canals and paving roads. Meanwhile, commerce spreads whilst industrial complexes and the navy are both intensively developed.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Papal Envoy to Korea protests the Nestorian attempts to poach members of the Catholic flock. He tells the Emperor and Court that Christians should be working together, and reiterates the papacy's standing offer for the Korean Nestorian Church to enter into full communion as a sui iuris (autonomous) church of the Catholic Church, which would have the advantage of giving the Koreans a privileged position regarding relations with other European powers whilst allowing the Korean Church autonomy. 
    • Korean diplomacy: The Korean Nestorian Church refuses to stop sending missionaries into Giapan, and cites that those who convert into Nestorianism from Catholicism are simply doing so under their free will. Whilst acknowledging the numerous benefits of entering into full communion with the Catholic Church, it also rejects the offer and wishes to maintain full autonomy.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The ambassador points out that under such a deal it would be fully autonomous, like the Northern Rite Church in Germany or the Sakhan Church of the East.
    • Korean diplomacy: The Korean Nestorian Church once again reasserts its desire to stay fully separate and not associated with the Catholic Church.
  • Papal States: With victory in Lombardy, large portions of the Papal Army returns home after many years of war. Pope Innocent VIII is thoroughly exhausted after so long battling heretics, and begins to take a somewhat smaller role, delegating many duties to others. The Pope appoints a Legate to Lombardy to act as interim governor. The Papal envoys to the Caliph ask if their proposals at the Conference of Alexandria are acceptable. Meanwhile, the Church in Japan remains steadfast in the midst of the turmoil, with the Bishops of Nagasaki and Kyoto urging Catholics to maintain order. Missions in Japan, Korea, China, the New World, and Southern Africa (including the Zulus) continue.
    • Essen Diplomacy: Abbess-General Isengard is concerned about the situation with the Church in Japan, and wonders if perhaps a woman's touch could help. She offers to send a small group of Adelphinian Canonesses to help make peace. 
  • Thuringia: Great fire of Erfurt Starts. Caused by a gunpowder explosion next to a blacksmith. Expected 2000 deaths by inferno or by after-burns. Many also died by the smoke that was solid and black. The smoke was everywhere from one side of the city to others. The Erfurt Castle was not effected due to the walls but many inside died from the smoke. The royal family went to the second city of Thuringia, Kassel. The Great Fire of Erfurt is trying to be put out by men while children and woman are requested to leave their houses and are needed to be outside of the fire. The fire lasted for four days - 7th July 1619 to 11th July 1619. Thuringian Economy went down due to the great fire and so did the trade. Kassel would be now growing the economy and trade rather than Erfurt. Erfurt would get a rebuild by adding more self protection like stone walls and roofs that are not expected to be set on fire so easily. Thuringian taxes go up as the Duke requested an Erfurt Fire Repayment Tax to be added to fix the minimise the damages the fire already did. 
  • Deccan Sultanate: Technologies improve. Trade improves and road networks are improved.We would like to participate in the Pan-Islamic games. (CALIPHATE RESPONSE) The economy is improved.
    • Caliph Ajead gladly welcomes the Deccan participation in the Pan-Islamic Games
  • Tan Dynasty: With the recent chaos in Tali, extreme measures are taken at the Imperial. The finest scholars of the middle kingdom are gathered to find a solution to the problem. They decided upon a re-organization of the southern provinces based on resources and ethnicity. To do so they conduct surveys and consensus. Thanks to the immediate response of the court and the cooperation of the Kings of Tali. The strain of resources and ethnic tensions rising in the area begin to fade away with order slowly being restored. The Emperor opens up China out of isolationism lifting the Tianxia policy of the Ming Dynasty. But gives greater benefits to tributes of Imperial China.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: In England taxes continued to be raised with Parliament again approving the same taxes it did last year. To rebuild the national treasury while the Royal Army is maintained in its dormant state. Mass migration continues to occur to Arcadia with both Britannic settlers and Africans settling. New Gwynedd is expanded 50 px to the north and Western Arcadia 50 px to the south. Migrations to New Canterbury also continues to occur and the colony expands by 25 px. The colonies in Arcadia continue to work with a cash crop economy of growing goods such as tobacco, rum and sugar. The various institutions in England such as the navy, the road system, the canal system, the grammar schools, coastal defences and the universities are maintained. A new canal program in Ireland is embarked upon to connect the major towns and cities. Trade with Africa and Asia continues through England's various locations. Farage land is expanded 20 px and Borisville grows more populous as more settlers migrate there. The first gold is found in Farage Land and it is extracted. News of this is leaked to London and this encourages settlement there. The population is at 4.3 million in England and 1.3 million in Ireland. The new London theatre is finished In response Le Damm de Pom visions of corruption and judgment day intrigue some English and more top quality peng Yorkshire Apple sauce is sent to this visionary of apocalyptic destruction. Farage continues in his roles as Prime Minister. This is the first interest England has shown in Hitler and the apocalypses. Trading relations are improved with German states such as those in the League of Westphalia and Austria. The army and navy are kept up to date and trained with the navy concentrated in Portsmouth while the army are inactive but ready for call up and well trained and drilled.
  • Cologne: For the last few years at the League of Westphalen meetings, Archbishop Baldrich as Patriarch-President of the Imperial Synod has been advocating for a peaceful future solution for all countries, specifically that these countries should gain the protection of either Burgundy or Prussia, to allow self-determination for the small nations while also allowing the larger nations a degree of unity and power in the nation. Secretly, Cologne continues to convince HRE nations to side with Prussia rather than Burgundy. Meanwhile, the HRE-wide road network into Burgundy is 80% complete, and trade into Cologne continues to thrive and assist the industry there. Further, the book written in Hamburg about the circulation of blood arrives in the Universities of Cologne and Essen, and all academics begin studying it with much interest. The small militia force in Cologne continues its upkeep, now with a few distinct types of mercenary involved from time to time.
    • Essen: The Tondoese Canoness’s Guide to Traditional Medicine makes its rounds. Although seemingly inferior in terms of scientific prowess, it offers many different distinct herbal remedies that increase the Adelphinian Canonesses’ ability to treat sicknesses worldwide. There is suddenly a demand for many of the native Tondoese herbal remedies, and the Canonesses in Tondo begin to capitalise on that benefit for the people, trading within Adelphinian Canoness colonies at first and then more generally. According to their Christian views, they do not keep the money and instead use it to help fund the hospital, university and schools in Tondo, and the needs of the local people. Meanwhile in the New World, the Canonesses have begun to implement an integrated education system that helps local Seminole children get properly involved and allows them to be excited about learning. Finally, the Canonesses in outer Essen finish taking the habits to Isengard because she has finished distributing them to Adelphinian Canonesses worldwide. Abbess-General Isengard then makes a short speech which eventually reaches the Adelphinian Canonesses on missions overseas: “This is the symbol of our determination, discipline, kindness, and dreams for a better world. Take heart, young canonesses, for you are doing good things.”
  • Iran: Iran requests the Caliphate participation in the pan islamic games (player response). The vassals are doing fine.
    • ​Caliph Ajead gladly accepts the Persian particpation
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help raise the population. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat naval school, that holds harsh rules). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food. We send a trade envoy along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of there high imams to Rabat to study about Islam. We begin to look for Muslims leaders in the Benine Civil War.We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the New World, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is built called Al Hawqk and is made in hope of rivaling other Mashjids. We continue trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of the Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Ali Bakr begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, with a victory more forts are built. Nurllah is killed in a hunting "Accident" and Ali ibn Bakr is picked as Emir. Ali Bakr secretly gives smallpox-covered items to the Ona people killing them, with the spread of smallpox across the Ona state Ali Bakr contunies his spread of smallpox. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is rebuilt along with ocean defense walls and gunports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 4720 people with a slow rise in population.
  • Russia: We continue to expand 50 px into Siberia hoping to reach the Pacific from a period of 1650-1670. In Moscow, a building project is started to make a palace deemed the Kremlin as a last resort palace in the case of the fall of Novgorod in war.
  • Japan: Once again, we fall into another Sengoku Jidai, which is either the 4th or 5th Sengoku Jidai since the 1560s since our records lost track completely at this point. Reasoning a war of reconquest to be pointless and a restoration of order to be invetiable, the capital city of Kyoto is fortified, especially the Chrysanthemum Throne where Emperor Go-Mizunoo rules. During this time of great turmoil,Tokugawa Hetadata, the son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, quickly emerges to power, defeating his enemies. Others who rise to power are Oda Nobunata, son of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyori, the son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the three all meet and engage in battle in the Siege of Osaka. Meanwhile, Japanese diplomats reject the Treaty of Palambang, dismissing it as an illegal treaty as Japan still has troops stationed in Borneo and we are insulted that we weren't even involved in the treaty.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: The establishment of the House of Commons had gone as smoothly as most would've expected, even factoring in the incessant complaining by the French southern nobility. Construction of the House Chamber, where the Commons would convene, has been progressing smoothly, as had selection of the Commons' first ministers, who would take their seats next year. Great pains were taken to strike a balance between the Dutch north and the French south. But, during a normal session of the States-General discussing a proposal to modernize the fortifications of Troyes, with Empress-Regent Elisabeth in attendance, a group of southern nobles declare that they have a petition for the Crown, demanding the return of their ancient noble rights, the dissolution of the standing army, and the cancellation of the House of Commons' establishment. In essence, restoring French-style feudalism in Burgundy. It was a tense moment in the chamber as the demands were stated and Elisabeth read the petition. It's recorded her response was "It's you gave me this list, now I know the names to read to the hangman." With the refusal of their demands, the French nobles raise the remaining feudal levies they have left, as well as debt-inducing mercenaries, totaling 17,000 men. The 25,000 strong Army of Champagne commanded by Frans de Bourgogne, Duke of Guise marches south, but is defeated in southern Champagne by the rebel army. This emboldens other French nobles to rise up, and rebel territory extends from the County of Burgundy, through Champagne, and up to Artois and Picardy. There are holdouts, namely the fortress of Troyes in Champagne, and much of the old Duchy of Burgundy, which remain loyal to the crown. In their occupied territories, the French nobility attempt to restore feudalism, but with the population having experienced over a century of declining feudal power, it's not appreciated by the populace, immediately causing a shortage of manpower to boost the rebel armies. Once more the extent of the rebel territory overstretched their resources, and after a brief autumn campaign, Artois and Picardy are under crown control again. Empress-Regent Elisabeth gives a rousing speech in Brussels, calling the populace to arms and declaring "We are all Burgundian", the first time "Burgundian" is used in reference to a people and not a collection of territories. Troyes and Old Burgundy continue to be sieged by rebel troops, and royal armies make some headway into northern rebel lands, but not much else is done before the onset of winter forces an end to the fighting until spring.
    • Kingdom of Ceylon: Being so far away from Burgundy, the East India Company field directors know nothing of the civil war, and so progress with business as usual.
    • Kingdom of Malaya: like Ceylon the distance of Malaya from the Burgundian home territories means the state is unaware of the civil war gripping Burgundy. The Company continues training its Colonial Guard, as well as supplying the Malayan kings Royal Bodyguard with the equipment it needs for its duties as guards and capital security.