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1630

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A famine starts on the Deccan plateau, affecting the Khandesh and southern Gujarat as well, as a result of successive crop failures.

An earthquake strikes Southern Peru killing hundreds. 

  • Nippon-koku continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Mononobe Yukihito and Hatashi Kagekatsu sets out a new document that will give the Empress/Emperor some more power in the central government and both sign it. After enough convincing, Ukita Eizō and Ōtani Ikuhiro decide to also sign it, and later Satomi Katsutaka also signs it. The document is passed and now Empress Saigyō, and any future Empress/Emperor, will have some more power in the central government. By the twelth month, Satomi Katsutaka starts to fall badly ill. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Queen Urraca II Carina dies, and her titles are split among her sons and grandsons respectively. The eldest, Duarte, receives the Portuguese and Scandinavan titles, and is crowned in Portugal as "By the Grace of God, Duarte II, King of Portugal, Galícia and Algarves, of either side of the sea in Africa and Lord of Guinea, Brasil and either side of the Rio da Prata." The second, Afonso, receives the Leonese titles, and is crowned "By the Grace of God, Alfonso XIII, King of León, Asturias, Seville and Córdoba." Fernando, only son of Nuno de Lara, Prince of Cantabria, receives the Castillian titles, and is crowned "By the Grace of God, Fernando VI, King of Castille, Murcia, Toledo and Jaén, of either side of the sea in Africa and Lord of Molina and Biscay". The kingdoms of León and Castille also become vassals of Portugal, but keep their monarchical titles, as Duarte has an Imperial title, though on Scandinavia. The titles of Canuto de Lara are divided among his sons. Dinis receives the Duchy of Guimarães, Nuno receives the County of Lara in Portugal and João receives the Lordship of Lara in Castille. Nuno VIII retires to the comital castle in Monção. Meanwhile, Pedro, youngest son of Urraca, becomes the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, as the former Archbishop dies. Meanwhile, Guiné expands 500 sq km, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, Loanda expands 700 sq km south in Benguela and Sofala expands 400 sq km. Meanwhile, Paraíba do Sul and São Sebastião expand 1700 sq km (the expansion of both is combined to form 1700 sq km), and in Rio da Prata. Paraná expands 1800 sq km along the Paraná. Meanwhile, a volcanic eruption, followed by a landslide, happens on the Açores.
  • China continues to improve its military as the Eastern Renaissance continues to expand China's economy. General education becomes more prevalent in China. Meanwhile, the scientific community becomes more prominent, as does the artisan community. Relations with Siam continue to improve. Trade with Korea continues as well.
  • The anti-Muslim trade laws benefit Hindu traders greatly, and huge conversion numbers are seen to Trimurt Hinduism. Bumbai grows again this year, and citizens from the newly conquered territories arrive, too. The propaganda campaign continues, and it sees students attending schools and speaking in Hindi. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. More observations of Vishnuprium (OTL Saturn) are made, and its rings stay - with scientists beginning to see a connection. The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family, like the Crown Prince - influencing his view. The NOC continue to trade extensively with the Dutch, and the Dutch economy is almost completely reliant on NOC trade. On NOC advice, the Royal Family asks to join the Germanic Church, breaking any ties it had remaining with the Pope. The NOC also trades all its goods for food, to bring back to the Orissans and Khandeshi as a famine emerges. The King of the Netherlands begins to see his health deteriorate, and the NOC quickly backs the crown prince, who is pro-NOC and por-Orissan. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and Russian ideas reach the Orissans too. Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. The SOC begins to increase trading in the South Eastern areas, and begins to reassert its dominance in the area. The Raja quickly orders the taking of precautionary measures to ensure the famine does not spread. Silos are built, and the large surplus is stored to ensure the country does not follow the path of Khandesh. However, the Raja cannot bear to see future peoples of Orissa suffer, and begins to aid the Khandeshi by giving them emergency aid in the form of grain. A byproduct of this is that the Orissa expands its influence in these dark times as the aid makes the Orissans look good. The Raja also orders no cotton to be grown, and all fields are put to growing necessary food grains and crops.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. All fields also grow food crops, and surpluses are either stored or given to Khandesh as aid.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. They also grow food crops, hampering trade slightly.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. The SOC begins to dominate many areas of trading with Negara Daha, and many Matarami traders take advantage of this fact, and supply the country with Matarami and Orissan goods. The country is weak, and trading with the SOC is helping the country's economy (Negara Daha) to grow once more.
  • Burgundy: Asks Portugal, Venice, France and others to grant them them a port to administer the colonies fully. The military is built up and the colonies expand.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck continues. The SEIC continues negotiations in Bengal, and the Sultan caves and agrees to the client treaty effective 1631. News reaches the Riksdag and they appoint Niall Murdock as Viceroy of India, to the disappointment of the Nyborgs. The Viceroy of Nya Skandinavia diverts colonial funds to provide relief to damaged areas and to commence reconstruction. Using the earthquake as an excuse to show that his puppet leaders in Aymara and the rump Inca state are inadequate, he convinces the tribal leaders that annexation is the best way to go. Late in October, they succumb to Viceroy Nyborg's suggestions. The country mourns the loss of the most beloved leader since King Erik, Kejszarinna Karina. The Prince of Finland/Asturias Duarte, ruling with the regnal name Erik VI, is crowned in Stolkholm at the Palassen Skandinavia by the Patriarch of the Goths. He receives the title of Kejszar, the first male emperor of Scandinavia. It has been an eventful year in Scandinavia and Portugal-Leon.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the economy. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul. The tobacco proves to be extremely marketable, and it is planted all over the country. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km each.
  • After many successful years on the throne, Kaisarin Elisabeth dies in her sleep, the Reichstag appoints Duke of Nuremburg, Alexander Settin as Kaiser. The University of Munchen continues construction of the Joseph wing. Mattias Straubourgh develops the steam turbine and unveils it at the first ever National Engineering day. The New king continues the later Queen's education programme. Salzburg officially admits the Bavarian Monarchy as leige over Salzburg, Salzburg officially becomes a vassal. Bavaria changes its name officially to Reiches Großraum Bayern, or the Empire of Greater Bavaria. (Note: for some odd reason I could not post for days. The wiki page would constantly freeze on the loading editor page. It did it on all of my computers for two days. A brief recap on events is appreciated. Also to Imp, I accept your proposal.Andr3w777 (talk) 03:07, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
    • So I'm not the only one encountering that problem. CrimsonAssassin (talk) 03:30, March 4, 2013 (UTC)
    • No, you're not the only one. I wonder what is wrong.
    • It's been fixed :P And no problem mate, I predict we'll probably be signing the deal in 1632/1633.
  • Thanks to new technologies developed overseas, Ethiopia produces an excess amount of food, which is immediately sent to Orissa as thanks for their aid in developing technology for the empire. The economy and military are expanded, and the coal shown to Ethiopia by Orissa help them to develop steam turbines for mining purposes. The colony of Borona is expanded by 500 km, and the colony of Warqama expanded by 500 km.
    • The Raja is pleasantly astonished with the Ethiopian generosity. He promises to continue to tell the Ethiopians about their progress in coal. The Raja also makes a mental note to help out the Ethiopians in the time of need.
  • Cyprus buys the colony of Nea Kyrenia back, and renames it Nea Pafos. All of the former colonisers are promptly resettled in the new Nea Pafos. Cyprus begins to expand its army and navy. All colonies are expanded: Nea Lefkosia by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km and Nea Pafos by 200 sq km. Ships continue taking former Romans that no longer want to stay in acquired territory back to ethnic Roman territory, or the Roman's colony on Madagascar. Cyprus also requests an alliance with the Mayan Empire.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Cretans also continue to leave for the 'exoteriki', the new colonies founded by Cyprus. Crete also requests an alliance with the Mayan Empire. 
  • France: Permits Burgundy to use a French Port to be able to communicate with its colonies. Wanting to expand, King Louis II orders the improvement of the French Army, and increasing to 100,000. (Can I make an army like that by this point?) This way, the Army may be able to successfully invade Normandy and Brittany and finally make them part of the French Kingdom. Speaks with Burgundy military commanders, about a possible joint invasion of the Breton-Normandy Grand Duchy, where Brittany will go to France, while Normandy will go to Burgundy. Both colonies expand north 500 sq km. The King asks Burgundy for a wife, to strengthen the ties between our two nations.
    • Yep.
    • Burgundy agrees on giving the Princess Anna II of Burgundy to the French Royal family and to aid the French in their campaign.
  • Wettin Lands: All the Wettin sovereigns are very saddened to hear of the death of Empress Elisabeth, especially King Rupprecht, as he is quite closely related to her (either she is his cousin, or his aunt). Prince Leopold II decides to build an extension to his palace, funding it with raised taxes. As a result, more people join the Annist groups. 
  • Apache: The Apachean economy is improved by marketplaces being built across the country.
  • Serbia: Serbia builds their military up. The Principality of Serbia sends an economic alliance with Venice, assuring that the Serbian Principality concentrate their financial support of Venice as a European monopoly. The idea is to ensure the trade in the Venetian seas. Serbia calls for peaceful subjugation of Montenegro, ensuring the protection as vassal.
    • This does not look likely (the part about Montenegro). It would be more likely if you tried to vassalize them first.
    • Okay, I'm sorry. I've edited.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 24 and Marcus turns 19. Queen Lea turns 38 and King Julius turns 41. Rome offers France a Royal Marriage with a French Prince. We sell Kameroon to Cyrpus/Cret/ArlineseGuy.
  • Venice declares war on the Malaccas. The huge naval fleet bursts out of Nuovo Brescia to attack the nation. Venice attempts to forces Malaccan allies out of the war by persuading them that their trading opportunities will remain the same. Croatia, Greece, Albania, Piedmont, Naples and the Republic of Three Sicilies all send troops into the conflict.
    • The Principality of Serbia sends an economic alliance with Venice, assuring that the Serbian Principality concentrate their financial support of Venice as a European monopoly. The idea is to ensure the trade in the Venetian seas.
    • China, pledging to protect Malacca, threatens war if the Venetian/Malaccan war is not called off immediately.
  • Korea sends its prodigy generals to a Chinese military academy to be up to date with the tactics of the age. Korea's military takes an interest in the use of gunpowder in basic rifles, cannons, and experimental grenades. Long range trading becomes possible with reverse engineering of Chinese trading ships. Korea also attempts to establish contacts with Chinese logging companies in order to secure resources for its experimentation ambitions. Korea wishes to expand its trade to Europe and seeks nations to do so.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Same colonials as last year.
  • Russian colonies expand by 2000 sq km each and linen production and military update boosts economy.

1631

Mount Vesuvius erupts near Naples. The eruption buries various villages, killing a few thousand people.

Maori Warriors attack and destroy the Orissan colony. They manage to seize some weapons and other tools and thus North Island will be at a 25% colonization rate for the next 70 years. 

But how is this possible? I have tactical superiority, and I can go to war with a few puny Maori tribe members. I would also have army men there too...

If the British had problems with them, then you'll definitely have problems with them. They had to sign a treaty with them. Read the Treaty of Waitangi.

Yeah, the Maoris are a very warlike culture, and with muskets, they are formidable. 
Oh, that makes sense. Well, the Brits may have signed a treaty, but I'm doing this the old fashioned way: war. They might be formidable, but I have trained armies. Not to say much more than a few 10,000's in terms of population.

Has the famine now been fixed?

There is one thing: I always base my disaster events on OTL events. According to Wikipedia, this famine will last until 1632.
OK, thanks.
  • Portugal, Castille and León's economies grow. Meanwhile, Fernando VI of Castille marries Isabel de la Cerda, sister of the Duke of Medinaceli. Meanwhile, São Tomé expands 600 sq km, and Sofala expands 600 sq km north, while Loanda expands 500 sq km south. Meanwhile, Guiné expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, São Sebastião expands 1900 sq km north, while Paraná expands 1600 sq km along the Paraná.
  • Nippon-koku continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Satomi Katsutaka's illness gets worse and by the ninth month he dies. Empress Saigyō gives the title of shogun to Mononobe Yukihito, and the Mononobe Shogunate is established. Mononobe Yukihito appoints Hatashi Kagekatsu to Rōjū. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom continues to develop its printing press, as well as the cotton industry. As the Greek alphabet becomes more common and decisive, a very early system of schooling begins to be enacted, in hopes of teaching everyone to read in Greek, Arabic and/or Syriac. Vassailisation of the Sultanate of Ternate begins as pieces of the economy are taken over. King Ephraim and Queen Urraca's first child, boldly named Sargon, is born. New Syria expands by 2300 sq km (northward from the River of Hashem and westwards from Wahe Bari), Rihnad Mihyah by 500 and Nusantara 200. Rihnad Mihyah becomes very densely populated as many people go to look for money from the very lucrative sugar and cotton trades.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 25 and Marcus turns 20. Queen Lea turns 39 and King Julius turns 42. Rome offers France a Royal Marriage with a French Prince. Marcus's Wife, a Portuguese Noble, Uraca gives birth to two daughters and they name them Alice and Rebecca, and this unites the bloodlines of Portugal and Rome. King Julius asks the King of Portugal if a celebration of the the event can take place. At the same time Queen Lea gives birth to a second son, and he is named Jacob. Princess Katniss is offered in marriage to the Crown Prince of the Levanite Kingdom.
  • Australian Aborigines: The tribal leaders of the Aboriginal groups of Australia are invited to a tribal gathering in the lands of the Pitjantjatjara. The majority of the tribal leaders decide to attend the meeting, which is held in the lands of the Pitjantjatjara, the largest Aboriginal group of Australia. The colonists of the former colony of Von Bismark, who were assimilated into the Aboriginal group of Watjarri, are presented to the gathering. They tell of the mighty technological prowess of the nations to the north, showing weaponry and armour recovered from the colony. This includes a number of muskets, a single cannon recovered from one of the ships used to transport the colonists to the continent, and steel plate armour from a number of the guard who protected the colonists. A troop of horses is also presented before the gathering, which the colonists have been breeding since their integration into the Watjarri. The colonists warn that the expansionist aims of the nations to the north could lead to the persecution and extermination of the Aboriginal people. The leader of the Pitjantjatjara tribe, Allunga, stands up and states that if the Aborigine way of life is to continue, then the intertribal warfare of the past, and by extension tribal divisions, must come to an end. He calls for the creation of a union of the Aborigine people. This union shall be led by a forum of all the Aborigine tribal leaders, who shall elect one of their own, to act as the Karmai, or head of the union. The gathering votes unanimously for the creation of this union in light of the evidence presented to them. As a result the Koori Union, literally translated as the Aborigine Union, is formed. The forum immediately votes Allunga into the position of Karmai. Since only 80% of the tribal groups of Australia were in attendance of this gathering, 20% of Aborigine tribal groups remain outside of the union, forming pockets of resistance spread out across the continent.
    • You cannot centralize like that immediately. It will take decades, a century even.
    • So ... let me get this straight. Elders of the Pitjantjara people somehow get a message from central Australia to "the majority" of the tribes of Australia. Those groups then send a leader thousands of km away to the Pitjantjara lands, in central Australia. Once there, they manage to have quite a complicated discussion, despite speaking 350-750 different languages. That is the equivalent of saying that in the year 100 BC, a meeting for all world leaders was to take place in the Congo, and that the majority of leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa and America attended and discussed global issues. In my opinion, it is completely impossible. I think regional confederations could occur, especially around the old Von Bismark settlement, but otherwise...Callumthered (talk) 06:03, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
  • Brandenburg does the same as last year.
  • Eire (Sorry for absence): Forgets about Wales. Builds up military. A boat from Eire and a boat from an unknown area collide.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern continues to improve education, extending it now from the wealthy toward the middle class. Emperor Settin orders the modernization of the recently vassalized Salzburg to bring it to par with Bavaria proper. The Bavarian Bankgruupe expand into the Netherlands as well as Orissa. Stauburough continues steam turbine testing. Science booms in Munchen as many new idea are being formed including a belief that the natural world operates under a set of physical laws instead of the whims of a distant creator.
  • Ethiopia expanded south of its borders by 10,000 km into the unsettled lands, with priests and bishops preaching to any natives they encounter along the way. Additional technological advancements made in Orissa are made, and brought to Ethiopia to aid in the expansion of the empire.
  • Instead of attacking Ukraine, the best option is put out to be Sibir, but pesky Smolensk tends to be a disturbance...it's annoying, and Novgorod wants a greater border with Minsk...nothing the Spetsnaz can't handle. The Russian Tsar already lays claim to all Russian thrones by virtue of the successor state to the Russian Federation... all we need is for the current royal family, that bunch of rebellious usurpers not related to the Rurikids at all to die... men that were put in their positions by the invading forces, because they swore loyalty...not bad...but assassins are sent into the capital to kill the royal family... at any cost...so that Russia can bring order to the chaos...(all right, how do I find out if I succeed...I know it's not RNG but... is it just plausibility?) Meanwhile, the military gets ready for all-out war ... the economy experiences a boom as well as a population boost. A new census shows a population just shy of 12 million residents of Russia and her colonies ... the colony of Canada expands 4000 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the military. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax and tobacco crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul.  Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km each. The alliance offers from Cyprus and Crete are accepted.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony by 500 km. Infrastructure is built up in the northern less developed areas of the nation.
  • Bundela increases the size of its military and continues to incorporate elements of its economy with that of Rajputana.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up and colonies expand :Neu Antwerp 750 sq km, Brasilea 750 sq km and Guiane 500 sq km through the port provided by the French, to administer the kingdom's colonies. Military is built up.
  • France: Thanks Burgundy for Anna II of Burgundy, who will be treated well as Queen of France. This guarantees the family link between our two families. The two are to be married by the summer, and invites allies to come to the Royal Wedding. Both Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout expand 500 sq km each north. The Army continues growing towards the goal of 100,000, with many signing up being promised better wages, and proper equipment training, relying on professionals rather than conscripts. With the first Grenades having been tested out on a test field near Paris, the Division de Grenadiers, which utlizes the grenades developed for combat, is formed as a division within the French Army.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck continues. Reconstruction of the southern areas of mainland Nya Skandinavia continues and integration of the  lands of its former vassals continues, though slowed by the earthquake. The Chancellor asks Venice again to call off its invasion, since China has made it clear that it will defend Malacca. The new Kejszar, Erik VI, goes on a state visit to Nye Norge - the first time a monarch has visited the colonies in Scandinavian history. He also travels to his other colony to the north of Nye Norge, Antilia. He is especially impressed by Ny Norg Stad, the model colonial city and most important port in Antillia.
  • Wettin Lands: Militaries are built up. The university in Kassel, Hesse is due to open next year.
  • SerbiaMilitaries are built up. Serbia decides to have an imperial ambition. With this, the Principality became the Holy Orthodox Empire, with a czar as governor. Given the diplomatic letters sent to Venice and unanswered, Serbia decides to send to Scandinavia a diplomatic letter economic between the two countries and to Russia a diplomatic letter in view of a future alliance. They built an Orthodox church in Montenegro. It is there to be crowned Tsar, as Holy Orthodox Emperor.
    • Hey, not so fast. You will probably still need some more years before vassalizing them.
    • Sorry. I've edited.
    • Russia accepts alliance offer!
  • Cyprus sends aid to Venice and Naples following the unfortunate Mt. Vesuvius eruption. Cyprus also expands Nea Lefkosia, Nea Larnaka, Nea Lemesos and Nea Pafos by 500 sq km each. 
  • Venice continues to attack Malacca with the powerful Venetian navy cutting the Malaccan army in two. Venice accepts the economic alliance with Serbia. Venice also ignores the Chinese threat of attack. Venice rebuilds destroyed areas after the Vesuvius eruption with some villages and towns relocated away from the volcano. Nuovo Treviso expands by 4100 sq km in Cuba.
  • An army from the conquered areas is raised to balance out the population to army ratio to equal the remainder of the kingdom. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The King of the Netherlands dies this year and as the Crown Prince comes to power as the new king, he signs a protective treaty which would make the Netherlands a client state of Orissa. The NOC becomes the naval defense power in the region, helping to protect the Dutch trading interests as well as continue trading with other nations in the region. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and experiments using coal to build up steam and power machines is conducted. All these experiments are very rudimentary and no results have been established yet. The SOC continues to increase trading in the South Eastern areas, and continues to vassalise Negara Daha. The Raja continues orders the taking of precautionary measures to ensure the famine does not spread. Silos are built, and the large surplus harvested and the grain coming into Orissa is stored to ensure the country does not follow the path of Khandesh. The army begins to move into Khandesh, distributing grain to the starving populace. A Regiment also moves onto the Royal Palace, and arrests the Raja - stating he has not done enough for his people. The Khandeshi army do not fight back as they are starving too, and are given food by the Orissans. The country has almost completely been subjugated. Only food crops are grown this year again, and food is imported. Naya Mataram grows 500 km, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. The Raja, furious at the Maori, orders their island to be invaded using force. He hopes to conquer the whole island in one go and subjugate its people. Bihar also grows more crops, and continues to build roads. The Rajkumari is staying in the kingodm and gives the order to begin Orissanisation policies, ie, to put Hindi up as the main language in schools for the rich and begins anti-Muslim laws in the country, too.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. All fields also grow food crops, and surpluses are either stored or given to Khandesh as aid. Its sends aid against Maori.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. They also grow food crops, hampering trade slightly. It sends aid against the Maori.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. The SOC begins to dominate many areas of trading with Negara Daha, and many Matarami traders take advantage of this fact, and supply the country with Matarami and Orissan goods. The country is weak, and trading with the SOC is helping the country's economy (Negara Daha) to grow once more. It sends aid against the Maori.
  • The Dutch sign an alliance with the Orissans along with a clientage treaty in return for exclusive trading offers and naval protection. One of their first actions is to lower taxation on Orissan goods, and to get the Bank of Amsterdam back to its former power. The country also begins to build churches of the Germanic Church in the south. Trading begins to grow again, as the Dutch are natural traders. They send some men against the Maori too, to help get its army back in shape.
    • ​Russia asks to buy your colony in the Gulf of Mexico...you can join in trade pact with Russia.
    • The Dutch will see. They are unsure now.
    • Your vassalization of the Netherlands was struck out because it's horribly implausible.
    • No it's not because I did not vassalise them - I made them my puppets. And I only see you objecting to no other mods, so I do not think it is implausible (I spent 15 years in this) because if this is implausible - then the puppetisation of the Incas sure as hell is.
  • The Kingdom of Lithuania focuses on building a centralized power base in Vilnius. Antanas Jagiellon is crowned King Antanas I. An alliance offer is sent to Novgorod and Scandinavia.
    • Granada still exists. You can't switch nations unless your former one has been destroyed.
    • There is no rule that says "You can't switch nations unless your former one has been destroyed." on the rule page, just saying. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 21:09, March 5, 2013 (UTC)
  • China declares war on Venice for their attack on Malacca. The massive, powerful Chinese navy blockades major cities in Malacca to defend against Venetian attack. The nation of Siam, already a major trading partner with China, becomes a vassal of China due to their fear of being invaded by European powers. China announces that any nations helping Venice in taking Malacca over will have their trade with China cease immediately. The economy in China continues to expand as general education reforms continue.
  • Kingdom of Mali: A man named Mudhimi, declares himself King of Mali. After months of struggle he deposes the previous ruler and becomes the rightful King of Mali. With this his goal is to reunite the Empire of Mali, beginning with finding its way to the coast.
  • Apache: Ekta has returned from his isolation and is horrified by his grandson's decisions and his seizure of power from the Elder Council. Ekta goes and talks to Govind but at the end of the conversation Ekta is arrested but soon freed. Ekta amasses an army to take back the nation for the tribes. Govind continues to equip his men with modern weapons and armor. Govind's force 1100 light infantry, 300 heavy infantry, 200 musketeers, 400 archers, 250 light cavalry, 50 heavy cavalry and 300 mounted archers. Ekta's force: 200 light infantry, 50 heavy infantry, 0 musketeers, 275 archers, 100 light cavalry, 20 heavy cavalry and 350 experienced mounted archers.
  • Korea maintains it cannot sufficiently assist in China's war against Venice, nor does it wish to get involved. It maintains its trade alliance with China, and holds Venice in a neutral light in spite of the war, and maintains that it does not hold the same conquest interests as China but does not wish its partnership with China to be misinterpreted as holding their interests, beliefs or passions. Korea explores possibilities of island colonization in the Pacific and Indian Ocean, and maintains its wish to start trade with European countries.

1632

​The Maori, who are firece warriors (and cannibals) unite their tribes to fight off the Orissan oppressors. Should the Orissans attack, the Maori get +20 points for their military to show their valor and courage in combat.

Then I should get +20 for being a flipping nation and not a bunch of tribes whose combined population would be less than my army size!!

This sounds a bit mod-targeted to me. The Maori never united their tribes in real life to fight off the British, so why are they doing it here? And the Maori were already showing off their valor and courage in battle to begin with. This doesn't make any sense. ~Viva

Wales vassalizes the kingdom of Lincoln. The Welsh continue to place the teaching of Welsh above the teaching of English, and subtly encourage their English subjects to teach their children Welsh.

Yup, they just vassalize all of England in one year, really plausible. ஆஸ், I wear your Grandads clothes (talk) 20:13, March 6, 2013 (UTC)

Really.

Well, except what Scandinavia owns.

Makes more sense :)

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in León, Fernando, second son of Alfonso XIII, marries Antonia Álvarez de Toledo, only daughter of the Duke of Alba. In late 1632, the Duke dies, and Fernando inherits the duchy. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Guiné expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, São Sebastião expands 2300 sq km, and Paraná expands 1900 sq km along the Paraná.
  • Eire: Military and the Economy are improved.
  • Ethiopia expands another 10,000 km to the south, and expands its economy and military. The Ethiopian scientists in Orissa develop a new breed of seeds that can survive on less water (farmers have been altering seeds for centuries), and present them to the Orissan ruler as a gift and proof that his own scientists are making strides in teaching the Ethiopian scientists.
    • True that. The Orissans thank the Ethiopians very very much, and with their gift - coupled with better weather, the famine starts to end.
  • The Kingdom of Lithuania develops the economy and infrastructure. King Antanas I builds a palace in Vilnius as his place of power.
  • Apache: The United Tribal Army (UTA) has fought tirelessly to root out the Apachean Liberation Front (ALF) and both sides have only skirmished because Ekta does not dare attack a larger army, so moves about the countryside attacking outposts and has also earned the backing of the Shamanic Coalition. Govind has erectred a great cathedral in Ekta and has also recruited more musketeers and light infantry to win the civil war that only a monarchy could have brought. With this relevation Govind proclaims himself King of the Apache. Govind, 23, and Ekta, 55, are now enemies but are still family.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck is finished, creating a marvelous structure that defines the city's look. Reconstruction of the southern areas of mainland Nya Skandinavia continues and integration of the  lands of its former vassals continues, though slowed by the earthquake. The Kejszar returns from Ny Norg Stad pleased with the status of the colonies. With the crisis in Southeast Asia intensifying after China's declaration of war on Venice, the Kejszar decides to not take a side citing China's threat to cut off trade with anyone who aids Venice.
  • Burgundy: The Council of Burgundy is founded centered in Besançon. While this, the military is built up, King Charles dies at 80 years of age, and his grandson, Pierre I of Burgundy takes the Crown of the Kingdom. through the port given by the French he begins arming a fleet for the Kingdom to reach at least 50 Modern ships by the next two years. The colonies expand, Neu Antwerp 750 sq km, Brasilea 750 sq km and Guiane 500 sq km. The French are asked when it is planned to invade Normandy and Brittany. The King immediately ahowa his interest on the Sciences and Philosophy and it's the first sovereign to establish Burgundian as one of the official languages (l'langue d'bourgogne?). Some Bavarian merchants form the Burgundian Bank set in Dijon, and begin spreading throughout the kingdom and to some regions of Eastern France. It's quite late, but Eastern Cuba and Eastern Hispaniola should either be Burgundian or Dutch because there were Milanese colonies over there bought. Same with the African colony. So why did you erase them and that was about 1580 before the Dutch uprising? So can I at least know what happened to these colonies??Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:08, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
  • The Mayan Empire expands the economy. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax and tobacco crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km each.
  • The Spetsnaz is flawless in the massacre of the Smolenskian King's family. Since there is no heir to the throne, The Russian Tsar claims it, and, as a consequence, even if there is some resentment, many believe it to be a necessary evil to stop rampant anarchy that comes with regular (as in, unplanned) interregna...it also helped that he rode into town with about a small 20 000 strong armed force. There is a great celebration in Russia, as the Tsar now has one less villainous rebel state accepting of the one true Russian leadership. Plans to invade Sibir are made for next year and the military prepares by training more troops. Russia will come prepared for this war, whether people like it or not... The population booms with the economy and trade with Europe. Also, the colony of Novorossiya reaches a population of 200 000, and expands by 4100 sq km. The Russian economy would also benefit from trade with East Asia... and summer trade routes via the northern ocean of ice (i.e. the northeast passage) are set up, if the Chinese government so chooses... also, cheap (relatively) flintlocks (so cheap, they could possibly count as supplies for the war with Venice if China so chooses. It would weaken one of Russia's main competitors).
    • The Kingdom of Lithuania sends an alliance to Novgorod.
    • China accepts these deals.
  • Wettin Lands: The Ducal University (commonly known as Duke's) in Kassel, the Duchy of Hesse, is opened by King/Duke Rupprecht II. The university is welcomed by the academic community who feel that a university outside the Archbishopric of Magdeburg will keep lecture sizes down and give more people the opportunity to learn. The University of Magdeburg is given precedence over Duke's, meaning that the more talented students attend Magdeburg, while the less talented students attend Kassel. Professors are hired, and students arrive. The armies are also built up. 
  • Serbia (Holy Orthodox Empire): Continued subjugation of Montenegro. Serbia sends request or an alliance to Lithuania. Increases its military up. Its economy expands around the Venetian influence, something that benefits them greatly. Next year it's expected for Serbia to mobilize its troops to conquer Bosnia.
    • How did you become the Holy Orthodox Empire?
    • I placed it in 1631. Action authoritarian of czar. Is only Serbia but other name, more "religious". Nothing special.
  • ​Cyprus continues to negotiate with Novogrod over the land in the Gulf of Mexico. Nea Lefkosia, Nea Lemesos and Nea Pafos expand, each by 500 sq km. Cyprus also expands its army and navy.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. 
  • The more modernized Venetian navy deals a devastating defeat to the Chinese. However, the Venetian armies are still slow to arrive in Nuovo Brescia and thus the planned invasion stalls. Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km. 
  • China's navy is not outdated.
  • Korea commissions a navy to defend its trade interests. Mercenaries used during the period of infighting are hired to train a small army in addition to tactics learned in various military schools.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands its colonies; New Syria grows by 1300 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 400 and Nusantara by 300. Education for Greek, Arabic and Aramaic continues to be enforced, and cotton and sugar industries grow. A new university begins to be built in Latakia, as well as another one on Aleppo.
  • More roads are constructed in former Bijapur, and Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and experiments using coal to build up steam and power machines gives a few results. Coal makes steam boil much faster than wood, and uses less of it at the same time. The SOC continues to increase trading in the South Eastern areas, and Negara Daha is vassalised this year. The country sees the attention of Mataram. The Raja's measures, and the growing of the seeds in certain drier areas given to them by the Ethiopians have helped Orissa get Khandesh out of the famine. Khandesh is completely subjugated this year and the Orissans pump in propaganda to make the Khandeshi believe that due to their actions, hundreds of thousands of people have been saved (which, TBH, is true). The nation does not object for now, as food flows back to the populace. Many roads begin to be constructed in the country to bring it up to spec with the rest of the road network. Some cotton crops are grown this year, with better harvests. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. The war against the Maori is successful and the army takes the coastal regions of the island, fighting back the Maori. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. All fields also grow food crops, and surpluses are either stored or given to Khandesh as aid. It sends aid against Maori.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. It sends aid against the Maori.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. After Negara Daha is vassalised, many merchants move to the country to earn money. The government of the country comes under the influence of Mataram, rather than Orissa. It sends aid against the Maori.
  • The Bank of Amsterdam continues to open trading to other nations. The King offers the Bavarians a small slice of their coast which has been slightly troublesome to keep because it is more German. Germanic Church priests begins to convert people in the south, along with preaching unity of the federation as one. Trading begins to grow again, as the Dutch are natural traders. They send some men against the Maori too, to help get its army back in shape.
    • Bavaria accepts.
    • Russia would like to buy the Dutch Texan colony.
  • Brandenburg does the same as last year.

1633

Khafji expands into Arabia after it completes a four-year military campaign against the Bedouin tribes to the west of Khafji.

Sorry, what's Khafji?

That nation in between Kuwait and Arabian federation. See the named map for 1600.

Sudan expands to the east and west following the military success of their new sultan. He also succeeds in having Darfur becoming a vassal of Sudan. With Sudanese support, Darfur expands too.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Eire: The Navy is worked on. A draft-type thing is set up. A ship of 37 sailing west for the New World to trade lands on OTL Killiniq island (which is very small), where nobody is. A few small villages are set up, and the area is claimed for Eire.
  • We have a colonization algorithm. I calculate your colonial year to be 1646.
  • I didn't know that.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Guiné expands 500 sq km in Bissau, Sofala expands 500 sq km north, and in Brasil, Pará expands 1000 sq km along the Maranhão, and Espírito Santo expands 1600 sq km . Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Uruguay expands 1600 sq km along the homonymous river. Meanwhile, Joana de Barcelos gives birth to a girl, who is named Joana. Meanwhile, in Castille, Isabel de la Cerda gives birth to a boy, who is named Fadrique and who dies some days after his birth.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand 10,000 km to the south of the empire and expands its military and economy as well. The imperial scientists in Orissa continue to make great progress. Ethiopia also begins to expand its influence into Adal, by slowly bribing many officials to think better of the country.
  • France: Both Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout expand 500 sq km north. Louis II of France and Anna II of Burgundy both get married in the early spring in La Rochelle, where all are invited to come visit. Reports of the Queen's pregnancy are rumoured, but kept private until the next year. Meanwhile, in discussions with the military commanders, about a massive invasion of Brittany, with 20,000 soldiers at the frontline, and 25,000 as backup near the border. Discussions with Burgundy are being made, asking for their assistance in the war, and in return, they may hold Normandy as part of their domain. The Division de Grenadiers will see their first battles in this invasion.
    • The Dutch are willing to aid the French in return for a French promise not to expand into the Netherlands and a non-aggression pact. The Bank of Amsterdam would also like to open branches in France.
    • French Diplomacy: We accept the terms with the Dutch, though ask that this non-aggression pact does not affect relations with Burgundy.
  • Apache: The civil war still rages and King Govind has trained the Apachean Guard a die-hard military unit that would charge into a battery of cannons loaded with grape shot to serve their king. Apachean Guard # 350. Ekta has secured the far north of the nation and has bolstered his numbers and now even Catholics are joining his ranks the final battle of the civil war is about to begin.
  • Germany expands its military. The colonies expand at the usual rate. Neu Berlin by 3600 sq km and everything else by 200 sq km. Stuff goes on. We continue to exert influence on Vijayangar.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military and the federation helps improve the economies of its vassals (Maldives and Comchellak). One method to improve Comchellak's economy was expanding 8,100 sq km inland as another powerful merchant declares himself a Sheik of Comchellak making him the 24th Sheik of Comchellak. Sultan Akram wishing to stay in power for a third term declares another war against Wehali in an effort to expand the federation's Kupang colony. This war is welcomed by many spice merchants and military chiefs.
  • Russia declares war on Sibir. Russian troops are well, preparing for the fight, and are very eager to take back some fo the Urals' resources. The hopeful outcome of the war is that Russia can intimidate the Tatar state to get more arable land. Russian troops march into Siberian territory, making great gains, and decimating local troops, but now without a fight, as winter looms, Russians seemingly stop their advance because, well, it gets cold up north, and they retreat closer to supply lines. This allows the Siberians to take back some territory, and regroup. A new Russian vojvoda is put in place, and his main strategy is two steps forward (summer), one step back (during winter) to allow for supply lines to be constructed. this strategy serves him well, as it allows Russians to keep up morale that they are winning...badly, and give Siberians a false sense of hope to their advances. This hit hard then retreat and consolidate strategy gave Russian troops a push into 20% of their territory, before leaping back to only about 10%. Oh, and Novorossiya expands 4000 sq km-Lx (leave me a message) 02:00, March 7, 2013 (UTC)
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The Viceroy of India, Niall Murdock, looks east to expand his holdings but not any time soon. The Kejszar stresses neutrality. Renovations begin in Gibraltar to the naval base and the fort.
  • Burgundy: The colony of Neu Antwerp expands 750 sq km and Brasilea expands 750 sq km while Guiane expands 500 sq km northwards. While this, the military is built up, and the French are said to delay for some time the invasion unless they are prepared for it, the Bank of Burgundy continues growing in Burgundy and Eastern France and Lorraine, and the Religious Reforms begin to Increase Religious Tolerance.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern, Salzburg grows in immigrants as the new Emperor is fully affected. Troops and immigrants travel to the new enclave given by the Netherlands. The region is dubbed, Minderwertig Conclave. Ships begin construction as the newly commissioned Bavarian Navy begins consrtuction in its new port. The Emperor travels to the Netherlands in diplomatic entourage to thank the Netherlands and to declare an alliance between the two nations, along with a warning to any nations that Bavaria will protect Die Niederlande. Science continues to boom, steam turbines are now being used in a minor way to help extract earth minerals. Coal is now being mined near the city of Nuremburg. (Yes there is coal, it was mined as early as the 16th century.)
  • Serbia (Holy Orthodox Empire): Continued subjugation of Montenegro. Serbia sends request for an alliance to Lithuania. Increases its military up. Serbia supports Russia morally (since it has no connection). Therefore, insists that when Russia ends its campaign would run a campaign both to seek mutual access between the two countries, to enhance the Serbian-Russian alliance. The Czar gives the order and starts the Serbian invasion of Bosnia. The idea of an Holy Empire Orthodox more the Slavic nature, are the main causes for such expansion.
    • While Russian troops have no way of reaching Serbia, you are in the Range of Russian and NETA traders, thanks to hard work and in some part the trade pact with Europa tradegruupe. So, because of this, you are in the range of the Russian firearms market, and, since you are Orthodox, are valid for the Orthodox nations firearms discount act...so, may I interest you in extremely cheap, new or older flintlocks (used by Russian military)? (in other words, should you accept the offer, you get supplies aid in your war).
    • Yes, I accept.
  • Wettin Lands: Duke's university achieves its full quota of students this year, giving many talented young intellectuals opportunities they would not have formerly had. The armies grow modestly. The Archbishop of Magdeburg asks a coastal country if they could provide a ship with which he could send missionaries to Australia. (Allowed, not allowed?)
  • Cyprus continues negotiations with Novogrod over the Gulf Of Mexico propositions. Cyprus also expands its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia, Nea Lemesos and Nea Pafos each expand by 500 sq km. 
  • Venice lands troops in OTL Singapore. They rapidly advance north and with naval support, manage to capture much of the Malayan west coast. Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km. Venice asks Bavaria to lend support since there is no direct trade between Bavaria and China. 
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Kingdom of Lithuania develops the economy and infrastructure. Lithuania sends an alliance offer to Novogorod.
  • Korea creates a fast response military force for a more efficient homeland defense. Basic muskets are issued to guard tower troops. The emperor steps down and decommissions his council as his heir, Yi Jong-yu, who continues his father's vision of an intelligent, peaceful, trading nation. The new emperor and his new council are met with support from nearly all of the populace, as the transition to power is almost unnoticeable.
  • The Levantine Kingdom develops its colonies, with New Syria expanding by 1400 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 300, and Nusantara by 300. Education programs grow, as does the cotton industry in Syria and Egypt and that of sugar in Jamaica. The universities in Latakia and Aleppo begin to be built. Vassalization efforts on Ternate begin.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the militray. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax and tobacco crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km each.
  • More roads are constructed in former Bijapur, and Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and experiments using coal to build up steam and power machines gives a few results. The SOC trades with Negara Daha even more this year, and earns a lot of profit by supplying stuff to the powers fighting in Malacca, and the Orissans fighting the Maori. The country sees the attention of Mataram. Crops begin to be grown again, and small scale irrigation projects are started to get more water into fields and allow them to grow crops for longer in the year. Many roads begin to be constructed in the country to bring it up to spec with the rest of the road network. More cotton crops are grown this year, with better harvests and more sugar cane is also grown. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. The war against the Maori is successful and the war finishes. The country has conquered all of the coastal regions. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. In Negara Daha, many merchants move to the country to earn money. Mataram takes the mantle of taking care of the country, and helps to establish schools in the region.

1634

The Emirate of Nubia emerges as the new Emir plays the Sudanese and Egyptians/Levantines off against each other to ensure that Nubia remains independent.

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, Constança of Bragança gives birth to a boy, who is named Valdemar, after his uncle. Meanwhile, said Valdemar, third son of Duarte II, is given the title of Count of Guarda, while his older brother, Garcia, receives the title of Count of Trancoso. Meanwhile in León, Alfonso XIII gives the title of Count of Gijón to his third son, Alfonso. Meanwhile in Castille, Isabel de la Cerda gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Joana of Barcelos goves birth to a boy, who is named Afonso. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Loanda expands 400 sq km south, Guiné expands 500 sq km on Bissau, and in Brasil, Pará expands 1200 sq km along the Maranhão, and Espírito Santo expands 1500 sq km north connecting with Nhoesembé. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Uruguay expands 1600 sq km north along the homonymous river.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Eire: Improves militry and economy. To prevent Welsh expansion in The British isle, We begin to influence decisions in Cornwall, talking bout how Wales will try to conquer you and give few rights to the enthic Cornish. In our own nation, we give a few Cornishmen living in EIre positions in the gov and military (not too many, we still hve a 95% Irish gov).
  • The governor-General of Skottland states that the Irish have no business in the British isles.
  • The Kingdom of Lithuania sends an alliance offer to Novgorod and Scandinavia. The army is expanded and developed, and better technology is started to be integrated.
    • OK, sorry about that. I decided to go back and check who wrote against my actions, and when I saw it was a mod, I decided to switch. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 03:31, March 8, 2013 (UTC)
  • The Levantine Kingdom develops its colonies, with New Syria once again expanding by 1400 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 300, and Nusantara by 300. The education program of King Ephraim grows, as do the industries as always. Vassailiation of Ternate continues. The university in Aleppo, King Ephraim University, continues building although it is officially chartered, whilst the one in Latakia is running behind schedule. A second son is born to Ephraim and Urraca, named Maurice.
  • The Arabian Federation continues fighting against Wehali in an effort to expand the federation's Kupang colony. This war is welcomed by many spice merchants and military chiefs as the political system in the federation becomes increasingly dominated by the powerful merchant class as they lobby the Sheiks and Emirs to pursue pro-business policies. This corruption is made worse as the Sheiks and Emirs are themselves powerful businessmen and chair family-owned companies, and decide to pursue the pro-business policies to better themselves. This aristocratic, merchant class is the dominant class in the federation, followed by a merchant-land owning middle class, then a peasant class, and finally a slave class right at the bottom. While some peasants, middle class merchants and land owners begin to complain about the inequality of the power wielded by the aristocratic-merchant Sheiks, they generally stay quiet due to the federation's liberal views on faith, land ownership and business.
    • Orissa asks if it could aid the country in return for recognition of its territories in the area and a non-aggression treaty.
    • The federation agrees.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The Kejszar sends an envoy to the Arabian Sultan and asks to purchase Mafia island since they can't expand inland. In exchange, we can send supplies in the war against Wehali from our colony in Bengal. The Governor-General of Skottland, Andrew Murdock, travels to Wales to secure an alliance and to seal good relations between our nations and to prevent any Irish attempt to expand into the islands.
    • The Arabian federation refuse to sell any of their Zanj Islands colony (that's Mafia island, Zanzibar and the rest off the coast of East Africa) to anyone due to the island's plantations and slave markets.
  • France: Plans to hold off Invasion of the Breton-Normandy Commonwealth until Burgundy and the Netherlands are ready. Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north each.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the economy. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax and tobacco crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km each.
  • Burgundy: The military is built up. Neu Antwerp and Brasilea expand 750 sq km both and Guiane 500 sq km, the Kingdom continues its political reforms.
  • The Nasrid Emir Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid institutes a more centralized government based from Granada. Research is done on the disease. An alliance offer is sent to the Arabian Federation.
    • The Arabian federation agrees to the alliance with Granada.
  • Germany does the same as last year because I am in a rush.
  • Wettin Lands: The universities continue to flourish, and Duke's buys a printing press to print scientific and theological treatsies with. The universities begin offering a course in Military Strategy, and offers retired army officers honorary diplomas if they will teach the classes. Many accept, and many current officers take a year of to attend the courses and improve their strategy. The Archbishop of Magdeburg continues organising a group of missionaries to spread the Catholic word in Australia (Mods, is this allowed? Can missionaries be sent to Australia? Also, what is the current situation of the Pope and the Catholic Church?)
    • As long as it isn't a colony, probably you can. And the Pope now is in Avignon. The British Isles (maybe with the exception of Scotland), Western Europe (Iberian peninsula, France, Burgundy and Flanders) and Poland, Hungary, Bohemia, Slovakia, the former HRE states that weren't Kappelist, and Bosnia remain Catholic.
  • Cyprus continues to negotiate in the Gulf of Mexico. Cyprus also expands its army and navy. Cypriot colonies Nea Lefkosia, Nea Lemesos and Nea Pafos expand 500 sq km each. 
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 28 and Marcus turns 23. Queen Lea turns 42 and King Julius turns 45. Alice and Rebecca turn three (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca).  Jacob turns three (King Julius's Son). Princess Katniss is offered in marriage to the Crown Prince of the Levant Kingdom.
  • Venetian troops take Malacca. The Sultan surrenders and agrees to a treaty where much of the coastline is taken by Venice. The Malaccans are allowed to keep one port in Sumatra on the east to continue to govern the interior and they also keep the Central and East coast of the Malay Peninsula. The capital city, Malacca, remains in Venetian hands. The Venetian navy continues to patrol the Malaccan Straits and continue to ensure no Chinese vessals may try to attack as well as to ensure no piracy occurs. Nuovo Brescia expands by 4100 sq km down the east coast of Australia. Settlers find sugar grows rather well in these lands. Collie, I think I may need to fix the map. Some of the colours are now off...
  • Ethiopia begins making entreaties to the Nubians, sending bishops and ambassadors to the kingdom to establish friendly relations and possibly profitable trade routes with the Saharan kingdom. Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km, and continues to expand its military and economy. The Ethiopians also send a gift of coffee and spices to Orissa in light of their recent victory over the Maori in establishing a post on the coast of their new island territories.
    • The Orissan Raja accepts this gift with gratitude, and this only helps better very good relations between the two countries.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony by 1,000 km as a population boom occurs. The Rajput military is improved.
  • Bundela builds up roadways and townships grow.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • More roads are constructed in former Bijapur, and Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and experiments using coal to build up steam and power machines gives a few results. The SOC continues to earn a lot of profit by supplying stuff to the powers fighting in Malacca. Crops begin to be grown again, and small scale irrigation projects are started to get more water into fields and allow them to grow crops for longer in the year. Many roads begin to be constructed in the country to bring it up to spec with the rest of the road network. More cotton crops are grown this year, with better harvests and more sugar cane is also grown. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. A regiment is installed in the newly captured areas of the colony, and the SOC begins to sell colonisation offers at cheaper prices, to send as many people as they can on the island. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, expands 4000 sq km.and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. In Negara Daha, many merchants move to the country to earn money. Mataram takes the mantle of taking care of the country, and helps to establish schools in the region.
  • Russia contnues its strategy in the war. Russian troops gain less ground because of the lack of the element of surprise. Colony Novorossiya

1635

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  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy and continues with discussions on Novogrod. Nea Lefkosia, Nea Lemesos and Nea Pafos are expanded by 500 sq km each.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4000 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Alfonso XIII dies, and is succeeded by his son Juan, who is crowned "By the Grace of God, Juan IV, King of Leon, Asturias, Córdoba and Sevilla." Meanwhile, India expands 400 sq km on an island near Bombaim. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 200 sq km, and Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, in Anília, a hurricane, that is said to have come from the southwest, devastates various coastal cities on Antília, including Santa Inês, where the biggest damages are, and Santo Amaro. Meanwhile, Guiné expands 500 sq km in Serra Leoa, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2700 sq km along a river that the explorers call Rio Doce. Meanwhile, the capitão-donatário of São Sebastião sells his capitaincy to the capitão-donatário of Paraíba do Sul. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 1600 sq km.
  • Apache: The first battle of the Apachean civil war was fought and the result was Govinds forces being forced to retreat as popular opinion went against him. Ekta has gained control of eight-tenths of the country and is advancing on the city that bears his name. Ekta sends a messenger ahead so Govind might consider surrender.
  • The Nasrid Emirate continues to institute a more centralized government based from Granada. Work is done on the military and navy. Research is done on the plague. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Eire: continues influence in Cornwall, along with equal Cornish rights in Eire. We also tell about Welsh ethnic cleansing and what will happen if and when they invade. We continue other influence in Cornwall. Work on the navy and economy continue.
    • The governor-general of Skottland once again states that Ireland has no business on the isles and a takeover of Cornwall will not be accepted.
    • Eire tell Skottland that they have made a deal with an evil government, and that we are saving Cornwall.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The King of Wales and the Governor-General of Skottland reach an agreement and sign the alliance in Edinburgh.
  • Serbia (Holy Orthodox Empire): Serbia continued the invasion in Bosnia. Serbia continues subjugating Montenegro to be vassal.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 6,000 km, and its colony of Yäwah Wäjäb by 500 km, and Wärqama by 400 km. The military and economy are expanded, and additional strides into science are made in Orissa by Ethiopian scientists.
    • Still not seeing my colonies. ~Viva
    • The thread as to why Australian colonization at this time period is implausible is still there. Find another place for them.
  • Burgundy: The military is built up, the colonies expand, and the Palace of Dijon and the Fort of Besançon.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Kaiserreich von Deutschens continues to build up its military. Neu Berlin expands by 3600 sq km along the lakes and everything else expands with the 600 sq km distributed evenly. Neu Prussen continues expansion on Cuba, Vinland along the coast of Greenland, continuing a one pixel line, and Neu Mecklenburg continues to expand around Bonoman. Meanwhile, Von Bismarkk's Land expands into that island in civil disarray beneath it, while Korya also expands. Mysore continues to exert influence on Vijayangar and one of the small local kings takes protection offers from the German military. The first Patriarch of the Germanic Church dies on the same day Kaiser Ludwig IV dies. Wilhelm V and the new Patriarch take their respective offices on the same day, too.
  • Rajputana sends an alliance of trade and friendship to the Portuguese. The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna grows by 500 km. The Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Mauritius) is discovered by a Rajput merchant vessal. An outpost is established on the island as a waypoint for ships.
    • Portugal accepts.
  • Bundela continues to improve infrastructure and townships. The economy begins to grow and in some cases diversify.
  • Siam: The Siamese people build a very large harbour and begin to explore the sea. They discover two skinny islands.
  • Wettin Lands: The Archbishop of Magdeburg successfully manages to hire a ship from Dutch merchants, and begins organising his Catholic Mission to Australis. Thirty priests and twenty friars, under the command of a Vicar General make up the mission. No soldiers are sent with them, but one astronomer, one botanist and one naturalist from the Magdeburg University also go, in order to learn about the new continent. The expedition departs Europe in June, and expects to arrive next May. In Saxony, the army is improved.
  • France: Both colonies expand.
  • The Arabian Federation finishes fighting against Wehali as the second war to expand the federation's Kupang colony ends. Meanwhile, in light of the new deal with Orissa, more traders begin trading in India in Orissa's territories. However, traders express great unease at Orissa's anti-Muslim laws and federation relations with Orissa remain only economic. Some powerful merchant companies begin looking to expand their commercial sway in India and they begin lobbying for the creation of an Indian trading post.
    • The Raja sees the foreign trading power of a few Muslim nations, and relaxes some laws for foreign Muslims so it is easier for them to trade.
  • Venice celebrates its victory over Malacca and continues to enforce strict patrols in the Straits, thus much of Asia's trade now flows through Nuovo Brescia. The colony thus expands by 4100 with settlements of 100 sq km made in OTL Cairns and Townsville. Venice's economy also grows significantly as the profits flow back home. 
  • The Mayan Empire experiences a drought, and the economy plummets because of the failure of the linen and tobacco crops. The Oligarchy realizes that the future of the economy depends on trade. The government sets up a large trade initiative, offering many jobs to citizens as sailors, shipbuilders, etc. This includes a training academy for the new sailors. The Empire seeks to use its position as one of the major powers in Antillia to its advantage. Trade with the European colonies increases. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km each.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern. The new navy continues construction, a few ships are sent out toward Antilla in hopes of finding areas suitable for Bavarian settlement. The Kaiser orders the expansion of Kaisarin Elisabeth's education programme, to target the middle classes as well as the upper. Mattias Scourbourgh orders the production of twenty new steam turbines to be shipped to Nuremburg to aid in coal extraction. Condolences are sent to Germany on the death of their Kaiser. Science continues to boom. Alexander Rosenburg, renowned thinker and engineer begins to contemplate Scourbourgh's invention and how else it may be used, currently his ideas are little more than sketches in his engineering notebook.
  • The whole Antillian coast is taken.
  • Also you just got a navy, you won't be able to colonize for a while.
  • And how do you got a coast?
    • 1. Okay, I'll look east.
    • 2. I wasn't colonizing yet, just looking.
    • 3. Purchased legally some land from the Netherlands.
  • Russia continues its advance, taking more territory. Kanada grows 4000 sq km more detail on wars later.
  • More roads are constructed in former Bijapur, and Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and experiments using coal to build up steam and power machines gives a few results. The SOC gains more profits by trading in Ventian colonies, and pumps the money into developing its dockyards in Bhubanaswar and Bumbai. Crops begin to be grown again, and small scale irrigation projects are started to get more water into fields and allow them to grow cropsw for longer in the year. Many roads begin to be constructed in the country to bring it up to spec with the rest of the road network. More cotton crops are grown this year, with better harvests and more sugar cane is also grown. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. A regiment is installed in the newly captured areas of the colony, and the SOC begins to sell colonisation offers at cheaper prices, to send as many people as they can on the island. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. In Negara Daha, many merchants move to the country to earn money. Mataram takes the mantle of taking care of the country, and helps to establish schools in the region. It also expands 15,000 km into the civil disarray.

1636

​An outbreak of a slightly more virulent form of the plague occurs in Persia. The Shah falls ill and dies along with his heir destabilizing the country as various relatives attempt to seize the throne. The plague then spreads across the Arabian Peninsula and into India and Asia Minor.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Juan IV dies, and is succeeded by his brother Fernando, the Duke of Alba, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Fernando VI, King of León, Asturias, Sevilla and Córdoba, Duke of Alba de Tormes, Marquess of Coría, Count of Salvatierra de Tormes and Piedrahita de Castro and Lord of Valdecorneja". Meanwhile, Antonia Álvarez de Toledo gives birth to a girl, named Urraca, who only lives for some days. Meanwhile in Castille, Isabel de la Cerda gives birth to a girl, who is also named Urraca. Unlike her homonym in León, she survives the year. Meanwhile in Antíla, the efforts to rebuild the cities affected by the hurricane start, which also halts the expansion there. Meanwhile, Sofala expands 400 sq km, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2200 sq km and in Rio da Prata, Uruguay expands 1900 sq km along the homonymous river.
  • Eire: Continues to spread influence in Wales, and many men are sent there to spread propaganda about Wales. Some sailors are sent to become privateers, and to destroy Welsh and Scottish merchant ships. Military and economy are improved
  • Scandinavia warns Ireland that destroying Skottland's merchant ships is an act of war. Stop before you destroy yourself.
    • We will stop if you stop your alliance with Wales.
    • You are in no place to make demands. Don't disturb the sleeping lion.
    • Holds firm, but makes a counter offer. You can have your alliance, but we get Cornwall.
    • No matter. Your navy is puny, the massive Scandinavian navy can defend all shipping lanes and destroy you and your privateers. You don't want to go to war with us. You fail to realize that Cornwall will never join you willingly and you'd have to invade.
    • Holds firm.
    • Germany, an ally of both nations, offers to mediate a peace.
    • The NOC is also interested in peace as war would ruin their trading routes in the area.
    • Eire's Peace terms. You let us have Cornwall, and we stop attacking and give you a discount on stuff. (If anyone wants to know why we want Cornwall, it's because I don't want Wales to have all of England).
    • The NOC would support this as Scandinavia would already have dominance over Wales, the largest country in Britain.
    • Everyone, calm down first. Germany has interests, too. Proposition: Eire and Germany get influence over Cornwall, and we all leave Wales alone, because Scandinavia already has Skottland. Further expansion on the British islands will not be tolerated.
    • Eire : Sounds good.
  • Germany expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km. Von Bismarkk's Land, Vinland, Neu Mecklenburg, and Neu Prussen expand 200 sq km each. Germany is really bored, does some more astronomical and biological research, funds the arts and starts some new construction projects.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 400 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 300 sq km. 
  • Crete expanded its army and navy. 
  • The Nasrid royal family's place of dwelling is moved back to Alhambra in Granada. Moor writers and artists are given funding by the government. New Tunis expands 1000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 30 and Marcus turns 25. Queen Lea turns 44 and King Julius turns 47. Alice and Rebecca turn five (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns five (King Julius's Son). Princess Katniss is offered in marriage to the Crown Prince of the Levant Kingdom. Asks Cyprus if Cyprus and Rome can unite in personal union with both being equal partners in this Union. The clause is that Rome may withdraw if it wishes. If Cyprus does not accept, then we offer it to France.
    • ​Rather than Venice, which I don't think has a Royal Family, go for Cyprus. You will help them get a large population base, and in return gain a bit of influence on their colonies.
    • Venice is a constitutional monarchy.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The RSN fleet stationed in the Orkney islands is mobilized and will destroy any and all privateers surrounding Skottland, making any Irish attempt at a naval landing impossible if they foolishly choose to go to war. The APL is also called into revitalize their efforts in combating piracy.
  • This year, disaster strikes the nation. The Orissan Raja passes away in his sleep, after ruling for over 48 years. In the days before his death, he was noticeably frailer. A huge funeral is held in his name, and thousands pour over the streets of Bhubaneswar to bid their Raja farewell. The eldest Rajkumari takes the throne, at the age of 39. Her husband - the Raja of Bihar is also present. More roads are constructed in former Bijapur, and Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built with SOC funds. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and experiments using coal to build up steam and power machines gives a few results. The SOC gains more profits by trading in Ventian colonies, and pumps the money into developing its dockyards in Bhubanaswar and Bumbai. In former Khandesh, the news of the Raja's death is taken less severely, yet the people are grateful for his role in saving its people. The area sees many new road projects and schools being built. Propaganda is pumped here too. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony as the SOC begins to sell colonisation offers at cheaper prices, to send as many people as they can on the island. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. As a new plague seems to spread, borders in the north are closed, and only travelling between Orissa and its vassals are allowed. The merchant ships entering will not be allowed to dock in port unless they have been cleared to (ie, no one on board is sick). Many think the plague is God's revenge on the people, but the growing enlightened minds begin to research on the subject, and find it is happening in dirty areas.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. In Negara Daha, many merchants move to the country to earn money. Mataram takes the mantle of taking care of the country, and helps to establish schools in the region. It also expands 5000 km into Java itself, sending troops to the areas expanded into to keep order.
    • Wait, what civil disarray?
    • On the map, there was disarray.
    • But there was no event which says that the nation in question has fallen into civil disarray. Forgetting to add existing events is one thing. Adding non-existent events is other.
    • But AP told me the country was in civil disarray, and it was on the map too - before my update of it. I'm just really confused ...
    • For something to be here, it has to be here and in the map too. He most probably forgot about making the event. Anyway, until further notice, it is not in civil disarray.
    • There, I changed it.
  • Ethiopia continues to work with the Nubian kingdom, and expand its influence into the nation. Ethiopia expands it borders by 5,000 km to the south, and the borders of Yäwah Wäjäb 500 km inland, and Wärqama's borders by 400 km along the coasts. The military and economy are developed further.
  • Poland: A new King takes the throne after the last one dies. His name is Antoniuz Kalinowski. He encourages farmers in the nation to grow cash crops to export to foreign nations, all while he taxes the revenue. Antoniuz also orders the building of several paved roads in the fields surrounding Warsaw, so that the farmers can send their cash crops to the market.
  • Siam: The Siamese people continue to explore the Indian Ocean and also begin to explore the coast of the Khmer Empire, Dai Viet and Ming China. They explore as far as the Sea of Japan. The people also begin to construct a magnificent palace for the emperor in the capital city.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and the Bank of Burgundy continues thriving within the kingdom and within the borders of France and Southern Territories of Burgundy. The military is built up and the colonies expand through the French administration port.
  • Wettin Lands: The Wettin Catholic Mission to Australis lands safely in Australis, near the former location of Brandenburg's  Bismark's Land colony. The priests make contact with the natives and begin their first challenge - trying to understand them. Luckily, many of the half-indigenous offspring of the Brandenburger colonists still speak German, and so communication is easier. A few Aborigines are converted. Back in Europe, King Rupprecht II of Saxony orders the construction of "Highways" like the ancient Romans had, which are to stretch the entire length and breadth of the Wettin domains. The Prince of Anhalt and the Archbishop of Magdeburg agree, and work begins. 
  • The Levantine Kingdom agrees to marry Sargon to the princess of the Roman Kingdom. New Syria spreads northwards and into the Orange River by 2400 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 400 and Nusantara by 200. Education programs are stopped for the year in order to prevent any spread of "the foul plague". Troops are prepared to be sent to re-establish pro-Levantine government in Persia. The economy keeps developing with the cotton and sugar industries growing. Ephraim of the Levant has a third child, who he names John. Businesses continue to be supported by King Ephraim.
    • Are you sure? She is 25 years older than he is, according to your posts.
    • Yes, I apologise for that. I'll marry her off to a younger brother of Ephraim's or some such if that's fine with you.
  • Russian Troops successfully lay siege to the Siberian capital city. They have captured the Tatar border, and do not want to waste more resources than is necessary. During the siege, the Sibir Khan sues for peace. Russians give him peace for the territory that I will put on the map in 1640. Meanwhile, an emissary is sent to the Tatar state to threaten them into an alliance with grain tribute. His return is well awaited. Colony of Kanada grows 4000 sq km.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.
  • Serbia (Holy Orthodox Empire): Serbia continued the invasion in Bosnia. Serbia continues subjugating Montenegro to be vassal.
  • The Mayan Empire recovers from the drought, and new flax and tobacco crops are planted. Thanks to the drought, the size of the Mayan trading fleet increased, expanding the economy and allowing for increased trade with the European colonies. Linen is produced in Mutul. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km. 
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation expands its economy to recover from the war with Wehali as more spices come into the federation's markets. Traders in the East Indies also manage to get their hands on seeds for some spices and they start trying to grow their own private plantations of them in Comchellak, Zanj islands, Maldives and Arabia. Trade increases in India and this helps to spur on the economic growth in the federation. This year's Sultan elections sees Sultan Akram, Sheik of Bahrain lose out on getting his third term as Sultan. Emir Omar, the Emir of Muscat instead returns to power as he is re-declared to be Sultan for his third term. This is due mainly to Emir Omar's policies to curb the spread of the plague. However, ultimately these policies only slow it down and it wrecks havoc on the federation.

1637

The late Shah Reza's brother Suleiman takes control of the Empire. The other claimants and their supporters are either executed or exiled to Madagascar. The new Shah combats the plague by commissioning a series of strict sanitation laws, and a massive system of aqueducts to sustain the sewer system established by the laws. He also orders that all people infected with the plague be quarantined and that all the corpses of the plague victims be cremated.

Sundabang falls into civil disarray.

Which one is Komi? The one I annexed in the 1590's? Or one of many without capitals therefore have unjustified existence and are absorbed by me? Either way I own it. 

  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Bavaria expands military and education. More stuff happens. Bavaria merges Nassau into the main nation, efforts to vassalize the nation directly to Nassau's north (the grey one near Wettin lands) begins. What is that nation's name? (I'm really busy so I'll post as I'm able).
    • Westphalia, the name.
    • But be aware that they are ruled by the Archbishop of Cologne. I think that to go to war for it would be easier, as they don't have their own foreign diplomacy.
    • What, then, would it take to win? I don't want anyone involved but my nation, and I want to for sure win.
    • You could just invade them... 
    • Exactly. The only difference will be that Westphalia will have three points more on the algorithm.
  • The Nasrid Emirate funds Moor writers and artists. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. A group of colonists is sent to find a place to settle on the coast of Africa. They settle in OTL Northern Coast of Namibia, founding the colony of New Murrakus. Emir Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid, in a vision from Allah, he is told that the hadith has no theological influence and that the Qur'an is the true word. He goes on to convert to Qur'anism, and spreads it through his court. He plans to send missionaries to the population to convert them.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Antonia álvarez de Toledo gives birth to a boy, who is named Nuño. Meanwhile, Joana of Barcelos gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, in Antília, the reconstruction efforts continue. Meanwhile, Sofala expands 400 sq km, Loanda expands 400 sq km south, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2000 sq km along the Rio Doce, and in Rio da Prata, Uruguay expands 2100 sq km along the homonymous river.
  • Germany expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km and everything else 200 sq km in their places. We continue to mediate peace between Eire and Scandinavia. Korya expands 15,000 sq km. We expand our influence in India.
    • Korea has gotten out of civil disarray as a consequence of having a player now. You can't expand on it unless you go to war over it.
    • Please explain how that makes any sense. Also, he never played, meaning that via the inactivity rule, Korea should be in disarray again.
    • Go to 1633 to find a post by him, and yes, he does post irregularly, but to consider him inactive we would have to wait until tomorrow or after tomorrow, because then, five days would have passed.
    • I apologize for posting irregularity, but I do not have access to wi-fi that allows use of the editor on Saturday and Sunday, EST. Please do not mistake irregularity as inactivity on my part, as I have posted when the circumstances allowed. -Korea
  • Apache: Ekta and Govind have come to an agreement that if Govind steps down that he and his supporters would be spared. The Elder Council is re-established and a new position is created the Head Chieftain. By unanimous vote Ekta is elected Head Chieftain and Ekta has said all diplomatic relations will stay the same. The Leo tank is coming closer to completion as scientists and engineers are close to building a rear-loading cannon. The Apachean land is connected to the sea so why is it not shown on the map?
    • No. Your land is not connected to the sea.
    • You never expanded toward the ocean. You only expanded your military and economy, not your land. I would suggest you focus the next few turns on seaward expansion. ~Viva
    • You have not read my posts. I took 20 years to expand to the sea. I even called it the March to the Sea. It was led by Govind and ended a couple years ago. I even wrote that construction of a port began. I am connected to the sea.
    • You are implausible. For the last time you are not connected to the sea at all nor is there a plausible way for you to actually reach the sea since you'd have to expand all the way to the Hudson Bay or something.
    • Instead of saying he is implausible, tell him why he is. You mods seem to think implausible is a catch-all term, but how are we suppose to know what we've done wrong when none of you can say anything more than "implausible"? Say something useful, we can't read your minds. ~Viva
  • Ethiopia continues to influence Nubia, and bribes high-ranking officials in the government while Ethiopian priests continue to spread Christianity throughout the kingdom. The empire is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and the military and economy expanded.
  • China expands its military and economy as improvements in education and science continue to benefit the nation and its vassals.
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to expand the economy by encouraging farmers to grow cash crops for export. Roads are built near the farms so that the produce can reach the markets faster.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The Kingdom of Rome's request of personal union is politely declined. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand; Nea Lefkosia, Nea Larnaka and Nea Lemesos expand by 400 sq km each, and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km.
  • Eire: Prince Donnelly II decides to make a change, and he SECRETLY poisons the King (His father), and he dies later that week. During the funeral, The new king orders some men to burn a portion of Dublin SECRETLY. It burns a little more than planned, but that doesn't matter. He blames the death and the fire on the Welsh, saying that they assassinated the King and burnt the city. This causes a furor among the public, and payback is asked for. We plot the invasion for next year, and we ask Germany for support, as this means much to us. Reconstruction begins, which gains jobs for the unemployed.  
  • Cushtic: The Cushtic tribes have embraced Islam and the tribal leaders decided to form the Somali Sultanate. It has been decided that its new Sultan is Sultan Asad Dalmar.  The Somali Sultanate first seeks to ally with Ethiopia, and influence Kitara, the Nilotic tribes, and the Swahili city-states. The Somali Sultanate will influence the Nilotic tribes by expanding into their territory, and attempt to peacefully vasalize Kitara and the Somali city-states.
    • The Arabian federation asks for an alliance with the new Muslim power. Many merchants from the federation start to come trade with the Cushtic traders in light of this possible alliance.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand, Neu Antwerp and Brasilea both 750 and Guiane 500 sq km and the military is built up. The Kingdom continues giving religious freedom, and some conversions to German Church in the Eastern territories, While this, the King Issues an act stating that any Burgundian civilian must be taught or learn to write Burgundian, French and German and basic mathematics, and to Know Basic Information needed to have a fairly simple life as a full member of the Burgundian society, The Edict of Besançon begins being used, but only spreads through Besançon and Dijon, and the small city of Pierreville (a  small town founded by a Duke within the kingdom). With this, the Beginning of Peace within Burgundy starts, and some Universities are built in Besançon and Dijon for people to learn, though the only ones capable of paying them are the high class.
  • Russian officials are very happy with the response of the Tatar Khan. He agrees in full to the Ultimatum, as he does not want a Russian invasion. Also, what he is happy about is the fact that the Siberians did not contact the Tatars yet...because Russia put that on the peace deal. In any case, military is recuperating, and much needed grain tribute is expected from the Tatars because of an alliance. The population boom grows Novorossiya and Kanada by 2000 sq km each. The first Russian floating dock is constructed and plans for more dry docks in Nicolaevsk are drawn up. The Tsar, hearing of the plague, issues a general order for all shipments coming to and from areas infected by the plague to be quarantined for at least 24 hours in the Finnish isles, and orders quarantine cities to be set up, so as to not to bring the plague to Russia, and for ships to have stricter shipping manifests. Separate areas reserved for outgoing and incoming shipments for the duration of the Arabian plague. Also, cities at the roads leading to the borders.
  • The Arabian Federation expands its economy as more plantations are opened up across the federation's empire. The plague continues to hurt the federation as many people die but Sultan Omar, the Emir of Muscat tries to solve the situation by sending plague-riddled peasants to Wehali to try to spread the plague to the Wehali natives to make attacking them easier. This plan doesn't go very well as the plague just breaks out in the Kupang colony but it does spread to neighbouring Wehali. The Sheik's council begins considering a new public health policy.
  • The colonies of Āphrikā Jamīna and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Mauritius) both expand by 500 km. The plague kills many Rajputs and the council of the nobles begins to enact some civil reforms to attempt to stem the tide.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and townships. The economy begins to grow and in some cases diversify. The Vedic Hindus, who are the majority in Bundela, begin to blame the Sikhs and Neo-Hindus for the plague.
    • I gave the neo-Hindus a name. I called them the Trimurt Hindus because they mainly worship the trimurtis.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The Kejszar and the governor-general of Skottland scoff at the Irish excuse for war and ask other nations to ignore the obvious lies.
  • You didn't say you accepted the peace treaty. And isn't that Metagaming? 
  • Wettin Lands: The Wettin Catholic Mission to Australis continues, and a few more Aborigines are converted. Another merchant ship will be dispatched next year bringing replacement priests and more scientists, as well as supplies. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Archbishop of Magdeburg and King Rupprecht II begin planning. Seeing as Rome (Avignon) has become more and more introvert, barely paying any attention to their German followers, the Archbishop thinks that more Autonomy is needed. However, both the Archbishop, the King and the Prince of Anhalt have a strong belief in the Catholic Church, and the spiritual leadership of the Pope. Therefore, a proposal is drawn up, and sent to the Pope in Avignon: The Archbishop of Magdeburg is to be restyled the "Patriarch of the Wettin Lands", and the Catholic Church in the Wettin Lands will be granted autonomy from Avignon, whilst still being in full communion with the Pope (like the Greek Catholic Church OTL). The Temporal powers of the Archbishop-cum-Patriarch (i.e. the actual Archbishopric) will be incorporated into Saxony (church property like churches, monasteries and the like will remain in church hands). Magdeburg will become the Patriarchal seat for the entire Wettin Lands. The Archbishop/Patriarch would also gain a seat in the College of Cardinals, and would vote for new Popes. All the Wettin sovereigns sign and seal the appeal, which is sent, with uppermost speed and safety, to Avignon. (Mods/the Pope; can you please accept/decline the offer?)
    • Mod event: The Pope is annoyed at yet another nation trying to leave the church and undermine his authority. The Pope refuses and calls on the true Catholic Christian nations to ensure that the Wettin lands doesn't leave.
    • Bavaria declares support of the Wettin Cause and asks them to join the German Church with Scandinavia, Bavaria and Brandenburg. We will support your nation if you are attacked whether you accept the offer or not.
  • Venice strengthens its military and constructs more ships to defend its scattered global holdings. Nuovo Venexia continues expanding at the rate of 4100 sq km. Venice experiences minor outbreaks of the plague in some of its Greek isles and responds with quarantine.
    • Roman Diplomacy: Asks Venice if Venice and Rome can unite in personal union with Venice being leader in this Union. The clause is that Rome may withdraw if it wishes. 
    • Venice agrees.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 31 and Marcus turns 26. Queen Lea turns 45 and King Julius turns 48. Alice and Rebecca turn six (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns six (King Julius's son). Asks Venice if Venice and Rome can unite in personal union with Venice being leader in this Union. The clause is that Rome may withdraw if it wishes. 
  • The Mayan Empire increases trade with the European colonies. Flax and tobacco is grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. The trading fleet increases. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km. 
  • Normandy: Rouen is founded as the capital of the Kingdom of Normandy. King William is coronated as the first king. Economically, farms are cultivated around Normandy.
    • First, you can't found Rouen, since it has existed since Roman times, and the Kingdom also has not been founded recently. In fact, it has existed since the 1510's, so this new king must be the fifth or sixth king by now.
  • Korea expands its military and navy. The Eastern Renaissance sees that new naval technology develops within the Korea navy.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands its colonies in New Syria by 2400 sq km northward and into the River of Hashem, in Rihnad Mihyah by 300 sq km, and Nusantara by 300 westward. Prince Sargon begins to be tutored by King Ephraim and his council of learners in Aleppo, and he is given a scholar and diplomatic education. The cotton and sugar industries continue growing. The docks in Bidyt Remenkemi are hugely expanded and more public buildings in the Kingdom and colonies are begun to be built. Education in the different languages begins to trickle down in a middle class growing from sugar, slave, spice, cotton and diamond trades.
  • Upon hearing the research of the work of the enlightened minds, the Rani and Raja both pay attention to hygiene, having a bath at least once every day or two. Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built with SOC funds, yet the public begins to panic about the plague. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. The Eastern Renaissance continues and this time the experiments turn medical in an attempt to stop the plague. Many doctors begin to use a mask with spices to try to treat patients with the plague and it seems like the mask helps ward off the plague. The SOC gains more profits by trading with South Asian countries along with China, which has become a major market for its goods. The area sees many new road projects and schools being built. Propaganda is pumped here, too. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony to escape the plague. The SOC strictly closes the gates for anybody who has been recently ill in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading into Machrjdhani. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. The Rani commissions huge sewer projects to keep the sewers away from the city and orders all dead bodies to be cremated, which they already are, due to the Hindu religion. She also orders depopulated villages and towns to be burned down in an attempt to keep the plague away.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. In Negara Daha, many merchants move to the country to earn money. Mataram takes the mantle of taking care of the country, and helps to establish schools in the region. It also expands 15,000 km into the disarray on Java itself, sending troops to the areas expanded into to keep order.

1638

An earthquake happens on Calabria, with it and its associated aftershocks leaving a death toll of about 10,000.

After a three-year war, the Sri Lankan kingdoms of Sitawaka and Kotte defeat the Raigama kingdom, and divide its territory amongst themselves.

The plague spreads across India with thousands of deaths. The Kingdoms of Malwa and Gujrat collapse into civil disarray while Kotte is annexed by Kandy in the chaos. The plague also spreads into Egypt and from there to Venice and Portugal. All states on the Italian, Iberian and the Balkans experience the plague.

Doesn't this part about Kandy and Kotte contradict what I said earlier?
Nope Raigama is defeated and Kandy then annexes Kotte. When it collapses.

Pope Nicholas VI dies in Avignon. The Catholic Church elects a French clergyman, who takes the regal name of Martin V, after the first Conclave held in the new Vatican in Avignon.  This seems to confirm that the Papacy is a puppet of the French throne, and exacerbates the expansion of the Germanic and Italian Churches.

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Castille, a son is born to Isabel de la Cerda and Fernando VI. He is named Alfonso. Meanwhile, in León, the Count of Gijón marries Beatriz, daughter of Luis Mendez de Haro, Marchess of Carpio. Meanwhile, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 600 sq km into a land which the colonists call Angola, after the title of the ruler of the area, Sofala expands 600 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2000 sq km into the Rio Doce. Meanwhile, in Pará, Pedro Teixeira organizes an expedition to explore the Maranhão river, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1700 sq km along the homonymous river. Meanwhile, Portugal, Castille and León take measures to avoid the spread of the plague, including stopping ships from going to the colonies.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military, and begins expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 400 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito sends some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Eire: In the name of our assassinated king and our burnt city, we begin to block movement in and out of Wales, shooting every Welsh ship on sight. We also begin to scorch coastal towns, in honor of our Burnt city of Dublin. Military and infrastructure are improved upon, and the rebuilding of Dublin continues.
    • Be aware that this means that you are at war with them.
    • Oh, really.
  • Poland: Antoniuz encourages more economic growth by helping farmers grow cash crops for exports. A small but growing higher class of people are becoming more wealthy thanks to the cash crops that are grown. A large number of these wealthy land owners are declaring themselves Princes, and often bribe judges so that they can get these official titles. This alienates many of the country's poor, who can't afford to do such, and they demand that Antoniuz do something about this. For now, Antoniuz just lets this slide, only focusing on improving the country's economy.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Nasrid Emirate develops the military and navy. Qur'anist missionaries are sent across the country to convert the population. Emir Aslam continues to preach to his court. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km.
    • You know, I founded New Tunis in 1608, and I have expanded it a fair bit, and I still don't see it on the map. It's on the OTL Western Saharan coast. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 21:39, March 11, 2013 (UTC)
  • Ethiopia's emperor orders the invasion of the Philippine City-States, seeking to use it as a base of operations in the Pacific Ocean and convert the populace to Christianity. The troops are blessed by the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church before they're sent off to war. Ethiopia continues to expand its influence in Nubia, and convert the population to Christianity.
    • Somali Sultanate Diplomacy: The Somali Sultanate would like to sign a non-aggression pact with Ethiopia.
    • Ethiopia accepts the request.
    • Somali Sultanate Diplomacy: The non-aggression pact shall last for 12 years 1638-1650.
  • The Eastern Renaissance continues and this time the experiments turn medical in an attempt to stop the plague. The spices seem not to help with the plague, yet the masks seem to. It is ordered by the Rani that every doctor in the country will have to wear a mask to protect them from the plague. The SOC gains more profits by trading with South Asian countries along with China, which has become a major market for its goods. Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built with SOC funds, yet the public begins to panic about the plague. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy.  In Khandesh, the people are told not to panic and they will be fine. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony to escape the plague. The SOC strictly closes the gates for anybody who has been recently ill in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading into Machrjdhani. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. Sewer projects are completed and seem to help to reduce plague numbers. Many inland villages see growth as people to move away from the hubs in an attempt to save their lives. The Rani, although being an opportunist, orders the borders with Gujarat and Malwa to be closed off and army men to be put to kill anyone trying to enter Orissa and its vassals or Bihar. She is willing to wait to let the plague take its toll on the populace of Malwa before moving in.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Schooling begins to extend to the less rich. In Negara Daha, many merchants move to the country to earn money. Mataram takes the mantle of taking care of the country, and helps to establish schools in the region. It also expands 15,000 km into the disarray on Java itself, sending troops to the areas expanded into to keep order. They continue to trade with Orissa but ensure plague precautions are taken.
  • Somali Sultanate Diplomacy: After a year of friendship, we gladly accept the Federation's alliance offer.
  • Somali Sultanate Diplomacy: To Venice/Rome: We are interested in a trade agreement. In return for copper, iron ore and salt, we would like you to help in centralizing our government/bank and by helping us strengthen our military/economy by 1650. In order to do this, the first step is to vassilize the Swahili City-States. We are open for further negotiation.
  • Somali Sultanate: We are aware of the famine in the Arabian Federation and Venice/Rome and will help any way we can. We send merchants and diplomats to the Swahili City-States and further influence them. As a result of this, our economy strengthens and the Somali Sultanate begins to strengthen its military. We congratulate the personal union between Rome and Venice. The Somali Sultanate will remain neutral in the Eire-Wales conflict.
    • I don't think the Somali Sultanate would really know about the Eire-Wales war. It certainly wouldn't care as they have no relations with either state. Too far away to matter to Somalia.
  • The Russian economy recuperates for war. Russian traders are having very good progress with trade with Europe, and the Netherlands are once again asked to sell their colony. Military buildup is slowed, as more emphasis is set on building naval vessels. Meanwhile, Cossacks that settled in Russia during their exodus are sent out to explore Siberia. More Koch and Ice Stars are built. Colony of Kanada expands 4000 sq km. A Russian scientist by the name of Roman Maximovich Pechorin, a meteorologist in the Russian Academy of Sciences, invents the Mercury Barometer to better measure pressure in the atmosphere and continue his studies in the prediction of weather.
    • I think that sort of biology is far too early to be happening. Cells where discovered much later in the 1600's.
    • Actually,The cell was discovered OTL in 1635 by Robert Hooke. If anything, this discovery is overdue.
    • No, That is a mistake. 1635 is when Hooke was born, and the Cell page itself says that its existence was discovered in 1665.
    • All right then, I'll just change that to The Academy of Sciences meteorologists and mercury barometers. That looks more like a typo than an actual error.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern- expands the military, plans for the invasion of Westphalia are drafted, but do not go into effect. The Kaiser declares support for the Wettin Lands in leaving the corrupt and leaderless Catholic Church. We formally extend the offer for Wettin to join the Germanic Church (which is like the Catholic Church. We just have a Patriarch in Lubeck). We declare we will aid Wettin Lands even if they decline. Science continues to boom. Education programmes expand. Bavaria closes its land borders with Venice until the plague is confirmed gone.
    • The Germanic Church is run by the German Empire.
    • I know that, but both Bavaria and Scandinavia are in it, it is merely a church.
    • Wettin Diplomacy: King Rupprecht, although thanking the Bavarian Kaiser for his kindness, states that  the Wettin Lands never said they wanted to leave the Catholic Church, we just asked for more autonomy within it. However, His Majesty does ask if the Bavarians could supply the Holy Wettin Missionary Order with a ship to expand the efforts of the Order in bringing Christ's word to Australis (you would be paid, of course). 
    • The Kaiser honors his allies' wishes and offers the St. Marie, one of our fastest and newest ships to the missionary order. The Kaiser knows how important the spread of the Holy Word is to the heathen.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The government takes security measures in Gibraltar, examining all ships leaving the Straits to make sure the colonies or the rest of Europe is free from the plague. Wales is told that Scandinavia will not actively join their war, but will supply them from Skottland. Bengal, following the example of Mysore, is secured to prevent the plague from spreading.
  • Germany expands its military. We send supplies to the Irish. Colonies expand and their morale rises. More scientific research. Mysore is heavily fortified and no one is permitted to enter the country. Same thing happens in Aragon.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.
  • Aragon locks down the country to prevent the plague from spreading. Clean and infected people are separated, even by families.
  • Burgundy: The Military is built up, the Colonies continue expanding 750 both Neu Antwerp and Brasilea and 500 sq km Guiane. While this, the Reform of the Act of Besançon continues spreading through the Burgundian population as many children begin assisting the newly built schools but barely the  one % of the Burgundians know anything about this edict and the new schools, and it's a long way until the population begins to use it regularly. the Burgundian language begins its formal division from the French, using most of its Calligraphy with several words imported from Dutch and German as well as Italian, and several pro-secular Acts are made to warranty Freedom of Religion while being Catholic and faithful to the Pope (what happened to him?).
    • The Pope resides in Avignon.
    • Thank you.
  • Wettin Lands: Although dismayed that the Pope denied their request for autonomy within the Catholic Church, the Archbishop of Magdeburg and the King of Saxony accept His Holiness' decision. His Grace the Archbishop creates a new religious missionary order, the Holy Wettin Missionary Order, to be responsible for the mission to Australis and any other missions His Grace may wish to send overseas in the future. King Rupprecht begins discussions with his Saxon and Hessian Landtags on a possible legal union of the two countries. The resulting "Dual Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse" would have a common Landtag for matters of defence, the economy and foreign affairs, but would retain a state Rat to deal with state issues.
  • Switzerland, Hungary, Nitra and Bosnia join the Church of Italy in response to French control of the Papacy. Venice is stuck by twin disasters this year with the plague killing thousands and the earthquake damaging infrastructure and property. The King goes into isolation to protect the royal family and orders massive quarantine efforts on the coastal cities, thus the interior is spared the horror of the plague except in some areas of Milan, Naples and Genoa where the plague breaks out in the countryside, too. Venice expands Nuovo Venexia by 4100 sq km. Negotiations begin to absorb Nya Gyptios into Nuovo Venexia (I expect this to work this time...)
    • Who says you can control NPC's like that on your nation's posts? At least remember, make it a mod event if that was your intention.
    • Remember the point I gave you about that? Your nation is ... not Coptic. I can surely say, and if you tried to annex them, then attempts to convert the Copts would follow, and the Copts would end up revolting.
    • Austria is part of the Germanic Church already.
    • There was a mod event saying that the Italian and Germanic Churches expanded... Also I offered the Copts religious freedom as they practise a sect of Christianity. In OTL Copts and the Italians always had good relations.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia, Nea Larnaka and Nea Lemesos all expand by 400 sq km each, and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km. 
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • The Arabian Federation expands its economy as more plantations are opened up across the federation's empire. The plague continues to hurt the federation but a new public health policy introducing new laws including regulations controlling where waste can be dumped stop water supplies, food and other places from being contaminated by waste. The plague begins to ease up and the federation begins to better fund universities so people can learn more about stopping future diseases. This year also sees the Arabian East India Company moving into the former Sultante of Sundabang and they establish a colony around the city port of Bengkulu, and the Arabian colony of Bengkulu is declared and formed. This brings the Arabian federation to having four colonies (Socotora, Tanzanian spice islands, Kupang and Bengkulu) and two vassals (Comchellak and Maldives).
  • Korea institutes mandatory health inspections for those trading to and from Korea to prevent spread/introduction of plague. Korea's homeland response is further improved, while naval bases are in progress of being built at most major ports.
  • The Mayan Empire increases trade with the European colonies. Flax and tobacco is grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Trade from areas affected by the plague is shut down, to prevent the spread of the disease. Many Catholics begin converting to Germanic and Italian Catholicism, in reaction to the election of Martin V. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km. 

1639

​The plague spreads across France into the Germanic states and Wales. Ireland and Burgundy are also hard hit. Scandinavia manages to get it from a ship docking in Malmo and it also spreads into Russia from there. The plague also spreads into Tibet, China and South East Asia. Numerous states collapse as armies and populations attempt to flee the plague. Brittany, Cornwall, Romania, Bohemia, Brunswick and Trier collapse in Europe, with many more Catholic nations in Eastern Europe and Central Europe converting to either the Church of Italy or the Germanic Church. Georgia is annexed by Armenia after it collapses due to the plague and Samara, Bashkiria, Punjab, Delhi, Pegu and the Malaccas all collapse into civil disarray.

  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
    • That's the second time in three days that this happened.
    • I posted at 3:06, and I was pretty sure that it was time.
    • Then you might have a problem with your clock. When you posted, it was 20:10 UTC, or, you posted almost one hour before time.
    • Could it be daylight saving time? We are about to get it in Australia T.T
    • Damn daylight saving time.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Portugal, Joana de Barcelos gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria, and in León, Antonia álvarez de Toledo gives birth to a boy, who is named Nuño. Meanwhile in Portugal, the Duke of Viseu, Garcia III, dies, and Duarte II inherits his titles after his death, as he had no direct successors. He then gives his second son, Garcia, the title, while passing the title of Count of Trancoso to the youngest son, João. Meanwhile in Antília, a university is founded in Lara. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km. Resuming expansion, Serra leoa expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1900 sq km along the Rio Doce, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1800 sq km along the Paraná. Meanwhile, the borders of India with Gujarat are closed. Meanwhile, in the mainland, work on containing the plague continues, with the available means.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 400 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism is introduced to 幽谷 (Kasodani) and gains popularity there.
  • Germany expands its military. The colonies expand at their usual rates of 3600-200-200-200 in their normal places (Cuba, Greenland, etc). We continue sending a few supplies to the Irish. More scientific research. Small religious rebellion in the north, put down. Coal first begins to be extracted from Neu Berlin. It is first marketed in the colonial areas in Antillia and the Pacific, as well as in Asian ports.

You expand by 4000 sq km, not 4600.

Oh. One 200 too many.

    • ​It's not worth it. There is plenty of coal in Europe so why transport coal from Antilia?
    • More profit. I have coal, I want more.
  • The Nasrid Emirate researches the plague, seeing if any of the symptoms compare to the last plague. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km. Qur'anism becomes even more popular with the population.
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to help the economy grow by encouraging farmers to grow cash crops. Many refugees enter Poland, and the army sets up stations to check the arriving immigrants for any sign of the plague. Those with it are sent away, and those that aren't sick are given small plots of land in West Poland. Many of the higher classes continue to declare themselves Nobility, and the judges grow rich from the amount of bribes they are getting. Many peasants are upset at the richer classes and the immigrants, yet Antoniuz continues to do nothing about it, only focusing on making Poland a rich country.
  • Somali Sultanate: With the help of Venice and the potential help of the Arabian Federation, the vassalization of the Swahili City-States and completely developed infrastructure is almost complete. The Somali Sultanate spreads Islam throughout the state and the surrounding area.
    • The Swahili city-states don't exist anymore. What you have on your vicinity is the Sultanates of Mogadishu, Warsangali and Ajuraan.
  • Apache: The military is improved as militias are encouraged to form to protect their tribes and power is decentralized Ekta is very happy about the progress made to restore freedom and he keeps all the universities open and sends a delegation to Maya to establish an intellectual link.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern. All people entering through France are screened for the plague, All land borders are closed, but due to the nations many borders, plague still makes it into Bavaria. Bavaria seizes the opportunity in Bohemia's fallen government and begins to vassalize, and should that fail, a war to join Bohemia to Bavaria, whom many Bavarians believe is their land. The leaders of Bohemia are offered medical aid, as well as financial, and full communion with the Church in Bavarian lands if they accept the rule of the Kaiser. Ships continue to be manufactured out of Bavaria's port in the north. Education continues to expand downward toward the lower classes. The Kaiser orders a revision of the original feudal laws, in an attempt to modernise the business system to allow for more commerce and to gain a larger merchant class. Coal continues extraction from Nuremburg and in Thuringia, using steam power, more and more coal is being discovered. Adam Friedt modifies the telescope, and turns into a primitive microscope, where he observes the interesting structures of the cells of cork (Robert Hooke, I noticed no one had added his achievements yet, or I didn't see them)
    • Venice already has the microscope after someone derped and screwed up the lens for a telescope.
    • And even then, you (Bavaria) would be doing a scientific discovery almost 30 years before its time.
    • There is little difference between the telescope and a microscope. They both magnify the subject. The only difference is the curvature of the lens.
    • I'm not talking about the microscope. I'm talking about the cell's discovery.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The Straits of Gibraltar and the Kattegat Straits are closed to prevent the further spread of the plague, unfortunately shutting down Baltic trade and outgoing Mediterranean trade for the time being most likely a few weeks or months. The Bengali-Orissan border is shut down by the Viceroy to prevent plague from spreading there.
  • Cyprus shuts down all borders and trading routes between itself and other nations for the moment. All ships that want to trade with Cyprus may do so after extensive quarantine.  Cyprus expands its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand: Nea Lefkosia, Nea Larnaka and Nea Lemesos expand by 400 sq km each, and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km.
  • Eire: Military and infrastructure are improved.
  • Venice continues rebuilding after the earthquake and keeps quarantines in place for its cities and towns, especially on the coast. The King is dismayed at the estimated death toll of over 40,000 to four disasters in a row and orders some basic laws on the quality of buildings to be drafted. He also begins the construction of a wing in the Venetian University to study human diseases. Nuovo Brescia expands 4100 sq km with half the expansion around the settlements of OTL Cape York and Townsville.
    • Rome also asks Venice if Rome and Venice can invade some lands east of Rome under Muslim rule to add to the Roman lands.
  • Wettin Lands: The Holy Wettin Missionary Order postpones its planned trip to the Australis Mission this year due to fears that the plague could be spread to the indigenous people. The plan for the unification of Saxony and Hesse into the Dual Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse is also postponed because of the plague. Soldiers are deployed in the cities to stop riots, and checkpoints are set up along main roads to stop the movement of the plague. All dead bodies are cremated by the soldiers in order to avoid having tonnes of putrid flesh lying around, the bad smells of which scientists believe are the cause of the plague. Priests preside over the cremations, ensuring their souls go to heaven, and avoiding the ire of the survivors.
  • China sends aid to the nations affected before the plague spreads to China itself. Work on containing the plague commences, though the scientific advances brought on by the Eastern Renaissance allows for the disease to not hit China as hard. Meanwhile, the military expands.
  • The Arabian Federation expands its military as order needs to be enforced during this plague crisis. The new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km as the company allies with a local Sheik leader to re-establish Muslim rule in the region. The plague continues to hurt the federation but it is more bearable thanks to the new public health measures. The plague's forced entry to Wehali seems to have weakened Wehali further so the federation decide to attack Wehali again while they are trying to combat the plague. The war begins and Arabian ships are sent to bombard Wehali's few ports to cut them off from the outside world. The federation requests aid from all of its allies to help conquer Wehali.
  • Ethiopia expands 10,000 km to the south, and spreads its influence deeper into Nubia by converting the people and nobles. The military and economy are further improved. Using the local coal resources, the Ethiopian nobles begin experimenting in new ways to increase industrial production by burning coal to create steam that can push turbines in watermills to take advantage of Ethiopia's water resources to drive industry. The Emperor authorizes the tests, and orders hundreds of new roads to be built to aid in the endeavour.
    • NO steam engines yet! Too early!
    • Actually, in 1629 Giovanni Branca invented a steam turbine. It was primitive, but it was working.
  • Burgundy: The Nation is put on lock as the Plague begins to Expand in the Kingdom. While this, the Royal Family and The Great Council of Burgundy hides from the pest in a Castle at Nouvelle Charlesopolis. While this, through France many Burgundians flee towards the New World trying to flee from the plague, with this the Catholic Church gains more land in Burgundy, but German and Italian churches grow as well, though not as before. While this, the Kingdom continues building schools now focusing in the rural regions of the kingdom, due to the great cities facing the Plague, the edicts of Peace as its referred allows more growing of the Orthodox German and Italian churches, as well as the Lefevrists Kappelists, Colonies expand 750 Sq km. Both Neu Antwerp and Brasilea, and Guiane 500 sq km. Military Is built up.
  • The colonies of Āphrikā Jamīna and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Mauritius) both expand by 500 km. Rajputana continues to attempt to quell the plague while some cities begin to recover. many generals and council members begins to eye the failed nation states to the north.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and townships. The economy begins to grow and in some cases diversify. Efforts are put into place to minimalize the effects of the plague and keep the religious tensions from getting out of hand.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 33 and Marcus turns 28. Queen Lea turns 47 and King Julius turns 50. Alice and Rebecca turn seven (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns seven (King Julius's Son). We thank Venice for the Personal Union and King Julius and Queen Lea travel to Venice to meet the Venetian Ruler. Rome also asks Venice if Rome and Venice can invade some lands east of Rome under Muslim rule to add to the Roman lands. The Church of Italy becomes the second largest Church in Rome.
    • I know well, due to this, that you don't understand how a personal union is formed. First, a personal union can only happen in full after your king, or his, dies and, considering you have a male heir to the throne already, it can't happen.
    • We had a Royal Marriage between several of the Royal Families, and there's always way for change.
  • The Russian government, angered at the fact that the plague swept in through Scandinavia, a place where there was no quarantine procedure, decide to take some time out of their habitual shipbuilding to deal with the Plague infestation. Intensified quarantine procedures are made, walled "quarantine cities" are built near trade routes at the Russian borders, where incoming traders must stay for one week before going to trade (although they may send their products through clean NETA representatives with only 1% commission). Doctors, vested in full-body outfits are sent to examine the plague, some from the Tsar's college. Meanwhile, Russia acquires some microscopes, and issues intensified quarantinue procedures for both imported and exported goods. Some quarantine cities become hubs of trade between visitors. However, despite best efforts, the numbers of infected slowly rise, and infected are ordered to be quarantined outside city walls in their own walled quarantine cities(most with wooden walls). These procedures stop plague growth in main cities, but growth in rural areas still exists, although it is suggested that they be sent to a quarantine city. THe plague intensifies the growth of the Russian colonies because of refugees, and this causes Novorossiya to grow by 4000 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire shuts down trade from areas affected by the plague, to prevent the spread of the disease. Flax and tobacco is grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km. 
  • Korea becomes weary of Chinese merchants and asks that merchants believed to be sick either send a healthy representative in their stead or not trade at all to prevent spread of the disease. Korea also tightens its borders and port security to prevent introduction/spread of the plague. Korea's army expands and the emperor issues a decree to isolate anyone believed to be ill.
  • The increase of the plague affected areas lead to riots and scapegoating of Muslims. In the areas outside Bumbai, ghettos are made by an angry populace who force all Muslims to live in ghettos. This ghetto building spreads to all over areas in former Bijapur and the Orissan Hindus (Vedic and Trimurt) find an easy target in Muslims. Yet the anger does not die down and infected people are sent into the ghettos to keep them away from the remainder of the populace. A brutal mass-murder, hundreds of thousands of people are killed by the plague. The Eastern Renaissance continues and medical evidence supports the notion the cleanliness helps to aviod the plague. Doctors wearing masks seem to now live longer trying to treat patients that without the masks alone. The SOC gains more profits by trading with South Asian countries along with China, which has become a major market for its goods. Bumbai grows as more dockyards are built with SOC funds and sees a capacity to handle fleets of ships, yet ghetto building spreads in the city too - forcing many Muslims to live in those death traps. Industry develops, and ammunition begins to be made much quicker by using more people in more specialised roles. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the Vedic Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Khandesh and helping trade boom. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony to escape the plague. The SOC strictly closes the gates for anybody who has been recently ill in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading into Machrjdhani. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. The number of people dying of the plague has lessened with the better hygiene programs. The Rani seizes the opportunity and orders her army to invade Malwa. Soldiers killed by the plague are catapulted into enemy positions, spreading infection within enemy ranks and ensuring easy victories for the army. All allies who have promised aid are asked to contribute.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken, with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. It expands 15,000 km into the disarray on Java itself, sending troops to the areas expanded into to keep order. They continue to trade with Orissa but ensure plague precautions are taken and send regiments to help the Orissans.
  • Normandy: Farming cultivations continue throughout the nation. The city of Rouen and Cherbourg experience growing residential/commercial development. Rumors spread about William V and his lack of a wife.

1640

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The plague has mostly burnt out in Persia due to the policies of Shah Suleiman I. The Shah's popularity skyrockets thanks to this.

What is it with all these plagues?

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, work on containing the plague continues, with the available means. Meanwhile, in León, Antonia Álvarez de Toledo dies having no surviving siblings, the Duchy starts to be disputed between the Duke of Ferrol and the descendants of the sister of the 3rd Duke of Alba. Fernando then takes over all the titles associated with the Duchy for himself. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, and the colonists start to notice Russian presence on the other side of the border. Meanwhile, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 600 sq km, Espírito Santo expands 2100 sq km along the Rio Doce, and on this exploration, gold is discovered, which serves to encourage further expansion on the area, although those news do not leave Espírito Santo for now and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 2000 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 400 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and soon a few Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Nasrid Emirate develops the military and navy. Plans are made to declare war on Morocco next year. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. An alliance offer is sent to the Somali Sultanate and a trade agreement offer is sent to Cyprus and the Levantine Kingdom.
    • Your new colony is only less than five years old. Until then, you can only expand it by 200 sq km.
    • Somali Sultanate D: The Somali Sultanate accepts the alliance.
  • Somali Sultanate: Infrastructure is now developed and the economy booms. The government uses that money in order to centralize the government, spread Islam throughout the nation, and continue to build up its economy. The Somali Sultanate is taking precautionary measures against the plague (slowly closing borders) and adopts a protectionist policy for the time being. Once the plague is over, however, the Somali Sultanate is planning to set up trade ports with its allies.
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to help farmers grow cash crops to improve the economy. Protesters in Warsaw demand an end to the corruption that has allowed the rich to get fake titles of Nobility. Antoniuz, after witnessing a quite large protest, decides to have a few corrupt judges executed publically to scare the rest of the judges away from accepting bribes. Meanwhile, soldiers find themselves overwhelmed with plague refugees, and a few stations are unable to stem that large tides of refugees, and simply let them in without checking them for diseases.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km, and the military and economy are expanded through efforts such as the continued expansion of the road networks and the port expansions. The Ethiopian patriarch baptises the King of Nubia after heavy conversion efforts throughout the kingdom by the Ethiopian clergy. Ethiopian influence in Nubia has grown to a high-point, and the Ethiopians establish a diocese in the area.
  • Germany expands its military. With the plague sweeping in, the only people allowed to come near or leave Berlin are messengers. The palace is sealed off from the city and anyone infected is locked down all across the nation. Several uninfected people are shipped off to Neu Prussen. (I do NOT want to see the plague spreading to Antillia. They are uninfected, end of story.) People get pissed at Scandinavia. The colonial rates for this year are 3400-300-300-200, in favor of Neu Berlin, Neu Prussen, Vinland, and Von Bismarkk's Land, with Neu Mecklenburg remaining static. Mysore takes advantage of the situation in India and begins to expand into Gujarat by 10,000 sq km. Korya is abandoned and regarded as a failure. The fleets stationed there begin to return and stop in Dai Vet on the way home, and hear of the recent collapse of government in Southern Siam (is that Pegu?). Seeking to regain their honor and status, the fleet launch an unwarranted yet legal campaign into the unorganized territory, and capture 10,000 sq km worth of coastline before the year's end, tempting villagers with food and security. However, the fleets slowly begin to raid the treasures present. (PEACEFUL VIKINGS AHOY.)
    • Sorry, but Punjab has no coastline! It's landlocked and borders Rajputana to the north.
    • Ah. TO DELHI WE ROLL!
    • The straits are reopened.
    • Which straits? The ones between Denmark and Sweden?
    • You don't border Delhi either. It's landlocked between the Rajputs and Orissa.
    • Then what is that coastal dark gray state?
    • It's Gujarat and its coastline was taken by Portugal.
    • Nope, not the whole thing. Thanks, though.
    • Anyway, while your move in Gujarat is legal, this is not the case in Pegu. After all, you are trying to expand there with main nation rates while being too far away for this to work.
    • Wouldn't Bone serve the same function as Mysore? If not, I'll figure out something else.
  • Eire: Economy and Military are built up and infrastructure is improved. People are quarantined and bodies are cremated in attempt to stop the plague. With the collapse of Cornwall, we see this as an opportunity and take the land that once was Cornwall.
    • Finish your war with Wales first, and then you can expand on Cornwall.
    • When is that?
    • I don't know. You lost, so you cannot decide.
  • Apache: The Apachean economy is improved because of the growing middle class merchants and small industries are popping up and Ekta sends a request to the Maya to trade flax for 60% of the products being sent back to the Maya and also sends a declaration of protection to the Maya for an alliance.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The Kattegat Straits are reopened and apologies are sent to nations trapped in the Baltics for the few months due to the plague and the straits' closing (Russia, Brandenburg, other nations).
    • I forgot to tell you before, but you can't expand this colony of yours in Africa outside of the colonial rates.
    • Russia had the north. Don't worry. You didn't hurt Russia more than it hurt itself.
  • Burgundy: The Plague begin to Decrease but the deaths continue among the great cities of Besançon and Dijon. While this, the royal family hides from the Plague in the Ville of Nouvelle Charlesopolis. While this, some doctors and wiseman in the population begin trying to avoid the Plague, by using silk covers of several layers in their faces. While this, more schools are built and in the small villages Burgundian and French are taught as the primary languages to be known in Burgundy, and with this several churches settle in Burgundy as the secular law is finally fully functioning.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army, navy and also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia expands by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 400 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km. 
  • Wettin Lands: Numbers of plague infectees decreases thanks to our anti-plague strategies, but the disease still poses a threat, and the quarantine laws remain in place. 
  • Venice manages to clear the last cases of the plague. Venice seeks to capitalize on Malacca's collapse and prepares to move in. Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km and continues pushing for Nya Gyprios to join Venice with the offers of protection and freedom of religion. The Church of Italy begins to presuade Poland to join it. Venice also promises to lend support to the Romans.
  • Russian armies finish recuperating. and more ships are built for the navy. The plague begins to subside, although there are some cases in Rural areas, and it is all but cleared from Urban dewlling. Merchant quarantines remain in place, and some more pople flee to the colonies, growing both Kanada and Novorossiya by 2000 sq km each. The quarantine cities built along trade routes become larger and larger places of trade as time passes, where trade between NETA and Merchants becomes commonplace, as they do not want to let their products rot. Many merchants begin to go into Russia, sell their products to NETA at quarantine cities, and then leave, not wanting to risk getting infected by the plague by others in the quarantine city. Russian physicians want to trace the outbreak to its beginning, not wanting to spread it even more. More plague victims are sent to quarantine cities. The Plague has killed over 1000 people by now, most in rural settings, causing at least one village to be abandoned. The Duma, in the mean time, passes the act to promote literacy in the populace, which is essentially providing tax breaks for people that send their children to school, while instituting the "head tax" for each male in their household, using that money to build new schools.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues the education campaign as well as his extensive reforms to the business systems of the country. Coal continues to be mined. Ships are being tested in Bavaria's new port. Bohemia continues to be vassalized, due to the central leadership being weak, it isn't expected to take too long. If in event it fails, military forces may intervene. the plague never grew very large in Bavaria, but in areas where Bavaria was hit, it dies down. Trade re-opens to Russia as the Europa Tradegruppe authorizes the re-opening of trade routes. The Bavarian Bankgruppe asks the Netherlands to establish several banks in the region. (is it possible for me to simply expand into Bohemia as it no longer is a stable nation? or do I continue with what I'm doing?)
  • The Mayan Empire continues to stop trade from areas affected by the plague. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The war against Wehali is going very well as Wehali's government is in disarray due to the plague and superior Arabian armies. Sultan Omar, the Emir of Muscat praises his armies in their efforts to conquer Wehali and also the federation's order to colonize Sumatara to bring order back and ensure European Christians don't take over control of the spice trade. Sultan Omar orders more seeds to taken from the east indies in order to start more spice plantations in other Arabian territories, in particular, the Zanj islands colony.
  • Normandy: Farming and development continue in Normandy. The city of Cherbourg experiences a slight "baby boom", as does Rouen to a lesser extent. King William, still without a wife, meets with his closest advisors. According to the advisors, the development and farming cultivation is wildly popular and people are finally being fed. Life seems to be getting better a little more each day. Politically, William's advisors pressure him to consider annexing Britanny. Rumors have spread that the advisors bring up the fact that Normandy and Brittany are in a dynastic union, but William has yet to consolidate his rule beyond Normandy. (Is that valid? When two nations are in dynastic union, can I rule over both of them, or will someone else come in and rule that nation alongside my nation?)
    • You can rule both if you want.
    • Thank you! I just put that question into the talk page :P. In the future if I do rule both, will I edit using "Normandy and Brittany" or will I spend turns switching between/favoring the two nations?
    • First, when you can rule them both, this is called personal union but since Brittany has fallen into civil disarray, you can take advantage from this and try to claim their throne, as you both have the same dynasty and you could post as both, but as you haven't a personal union, you can't control both. You have a dynastic union, but the only thing that it'll be useful for is having alliances.
    • So, if I claim their throne, will that make one nation, or will it just complete the dynastic union?
    • Well, to claim their throne, you would have to go to war with them and this will put your nation in a personal union. You already have a dynastic union.
    • Thank you! I'll prepare for war!
  • Hundred of thousands of Muslims in former Bijapur are sent to the ghettos, where they live a crowded and disease-ridden life (Note: these ghettos are at least ten times worse than the ones in Europe). The thousands of infected people continue to be sent into ghettos. This move forces Muslims to convert in the hundreds of thousands, maybe a couple million over two to three years - to avoid the fate of having to move into ghettos. The Eastern Renaissance continues and medical evidence supports the notion the cleanliness helps to aviod the plague. Doctors wearing masks seem to now live longer trying to treat patients that without the masks alone. The number of people dying of the plague has decreased significantly with the better hygiene programs, yet. The SOC gains more profits by trading with South Asian countries along with China, which has become a major market for its goods. Bumbai grows as thousands arrive to the city where the sanitation systems are the best in the country - better than Bhubaneswar itself. Many ghettos around the city see up to 75% of their populations wiped out by the plague. Industry takes a slight hit, but continues to grow at a slower rate. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal, yet more cannot join them due to the safety measures taken by the Bengali government. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony to escape the plague. The SOC strictly closes the gates for anybody who has been recently ill in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading into Machrajdhani. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. Huge battles are fought with the nation of Malwa. Some generals are surprised that the country could still field some of its soldiers to battle. For the army, having to end the disarray of organisation in the captured towns only make things harder, yet it is looking like the war could be won. All allies who have promised aid are asked to contribute. The Rani also begins to take advantage of the plague in Khandesh and instead of invading, begins to influence the people by saying that the (Khandeshi) Raja is not doing enough for his people and should be deposed. Her wording begin to sway the population, who are suffering from the plague. Since Khandesh is not under my control according to the map, would this be fine Collie?
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken, with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. It expands 15,000 km into the disarray on Java itself, sending troops to the areas expanded into to keep order. They continue to trade with Orissa but ensure plague precautions are taken and send regiments to help the Orissans. It also sends a few regiments to aid the Ethiopians since Orissa has an alliance with them but is busy.
  • The colonies of Āphrikā Jamīna and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Mauritius) both expand by 500 km. The plague begins to die down and expansion begins into Punjab. There is little resistance as the nation has collapsed into anarchy.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and townships. The economy begins to grow and in some cases diversify. Efforts are put into place to minimalize the effects of the plague and keep the religious tensions from getting out of hand.
  • China continues to expand its economy and navy. Chinese troops move into Malacca in an attempt to stabilize the nation during the recent turmoil. Meanwhile, the Philippine Colony expands by 1000 sq km, as does the Hawaiian colony. In China, medical advances continue to negate most effects of the plague.

1641

With the collapse of Malacca and Pegu in the Indian Ocean, many refugees turn to piracy, hunting down ships in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia. Chinese, Portuguese, Orissan, and Venetian ships are especially targeted.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, the Aula de Artilharia e Esquadria is created, being a military college. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, and in Sofala, Moçambique expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1200 sq km, finally having expanded throughout the Rio Doce on its entirety. Meanwhile, Nhoesembé expands 1000 sq km along a river called Jequitinhonha. While in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1900 sq km along the Paraguai. Meanwhile, work on containing the plague continues, with the available means.
  • The colonies of Āphrikā Jamīna and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Mauritius) both expand by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab all along the border area. The military expands.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and townships.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy, and continues the self imposed isolation until it is sure that the plague has left Europe. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand, Nea Lefkosia expands by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 400 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km. 
  • Crete also imposes a blockade and continues to expand its army and navy. 
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The war against Wehali ends as the forces of the Arabian East India Company and the Arabian East Indies fleet destroy the remaining troops of the Wehali army. With the plague and the continued battle losses, the Wehali government collaspes and the Arabian East India Company move in to appoint a Wehali noble as the native leader of the now expanded Kupang colony. In light of this extension of the Kupang colony, it is renamed the Timor Island colony, though Kupang remains the colonial capital. Sultan Omar, the Emir of Muscat praises the victory over Wehali and now has the federation on expanding its Bengkulu colony into Sumatara, and becoming a bigger player in the global spice trade as even more spice plantations in other Arabian territories, in particular, the Zanj islands colony, are founded. The federation's economy is expanded thanks to these measures as Sultan Omar goes back to focusing on building up the large Arabian trade economy.
  • The Nasrid Emirate declares war on Morocco and calls their allies into the war. Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid has a son. His name is Khalid ibn Aslam al-Nasrid. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate D: We are not able to provide military support, as it is underdeveloped. We do however,   send supplies and hire bandits to raid Moroccan supply lines.                      
  • A very large number of Muslims have converted, after the ghettos were established. Some say up to a million, driving the number of people being sent to the ghettos down. Bumbai grows as thousands arrive to the city where the sanitation systems are the best in the country - better than Bhubaneswar itself. Many ghettos are left empty after the plague and deaths, with many being burned down to make sure that the infection does not spread as it has started to be contained. The Eastern Renaissance continues and medical evidence supports the notion the cleanliness helps to avoid the plague. Not as much people die of the plague this year, around a few thousand. Yet problems strike in the capital - a bakery fire got out of hand and engulfed the city, destroying a large portion of it. The "Great Fire of Bhubaneswar", as it comes to be known as, damages a lot of the city. Yet it has the effect of stopping the plague (see where I am getting this from? ;) in the city and surrounding areas. The SOC begins to encounter heavy losses due to piracy in South East Asia. However, due to the right given to it by the former Raja to be able to defend its ships, most of the ships begin to be armed and fitted with weapons. Larger ships become heavier armed and recruits from naval schools are sent to serve to gain experience on naval warfare and pirate attacks. Industry takes a slight hit, but continues to grow at a slower rate. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal, yet more cannot join them due to the safety measures taken by the Bengali government. The navy sends a few fleets to help the SOC conduct trade and combat the pirate menace. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and helps the Dutch modernise their navy. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony to escape the plague. The SOC strictly closes the gates for anybody who has been recently ill in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading into Machrajdhani. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. Bihar expands 15,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. Battles continue to be fought with the Malwa troops and significant progress continues to be made. The Rani orders a division of troops to enter the civil-disarray of Khandesh and to take over towns. The citizens are promised that they will be freed from the plague if they follow the Orissan orders. Troops also enter the Royal Palace and arrest the king, saying he has let his nation slide into trouble. Most of the Khandeshi populace agree with them. She also sends her army to help conquer the Philippines and help Hinduism grow on the islands. However, commanding an army and leading her nation through the plague is taking its toll on the Rani. Since Khandesh is not under my control according to the map, would this be fine, Collie?
    • I think this would be counted as expansion into Khandesh.
    • But I kinda overthrew their Raja?
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken, with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. It expands 15,000 km into the disarray on Java itself, sending troops to the areas expanded into to keep order. They continue to trade with Orissa but ensure plague precautions are taken and send regiments to help the Orissans. It also sends a few regiments to aid the Ethiopians since Orissa has an alliance with them but is busy. The navy also combats the pirates.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 500 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 300 sq km. Afrika Skandinaviska expands 200 km into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Gibraltar's garrison is increased to defend against any Moroccan attack. From there, Granada is supplied.
  • Germany expands its military. Expansion into Pegu and Gujarat continues at 10,000 sq km each. Colonies expand same as last year, but Neu Mecklenburg switches places with Von Bismarkk's Land. Research and stuff. More coal. Plague starts to leave.
  • Eire: Pulls out of Wales, but in the process of leaving burns multiple coastal towns. Military and economy are improved. The Irish Sea is put on high lockdown, and every Welsh and Skottish ship is fired at. Plague precautions are taken. We sweep into Cornwall.
  • You don't decide when the war ends and your navy has been basically obliterated.
  • Apache: Reports of cruel treatment of subjects are coming in from the East and the Elder Council is debating what to do. The military is improved as almost every tribe has a strong militia. Maya, please respond to Ekta's plan.
  • Somali Sultanate: The Somali Sultanate continues to invest in centralizing the government, spreading Islam, building the economy, and slowly close borders. 
  • Poland: Antoniuz turns thirty this year, yet he still hasn't married. He starts looking around for someone to marry so that he can produce an heir to the throne. Meanwhile, he continues to work on expanding the economy by encouraging farmers to grow cash crops. Many peasants are upset at all the refugees of the plague coming in, and to try to please them, Antoniuz orders the soldiers at the border to make sure the refugees speak Polish before they can enter the nation.
    • Saxon D: HRM Rupprecht II, King of Saxony, Duke of Hesse and Protector of the Wettin Realms offers his 22 year-old daughter Adelaide, Princess of Saxony, Hesse and the Wettin Realms in marriage to Antoniuz.
    • Polish D: Antoniuz gladly accepts, and plans for a wedding to be held in the Capital of Poland. 
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand 750 sq km both Neu Antwerp and Brasilea, while Guiane expands 500 sq km, the schools continue to be built, and the death toll decreases by the usage of several silk layers in the mouth of the People, Several Medicine Schools are built in the nation as measure to the Plague and to increase medicines to treat the Disease, the Royal Family continues at Nouvelle Charlesopolis, and the Education program continues growing. Though, with the disease the Population accessing to it remains no more than 1% or 2% percent of the Burgundians.
  • Ethiopia continues to expands its influence in Nubia, with the majority of the population converted to Christianity. The empire now begins to establish itself within the Nubian government by influence pro-Ethiopian decisions. The empire is expanded 10,000 km to the south, and the military amd economy expanded, through road extensions and mining projects to access coal, iron, and tin in the empire's lands.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues the education campaign as well as his extensive reforms to the business systems of the country. Coal continues to be mined. Ships are still being tested in Bavaria's new port. Bohemia continues to be vassalized. It appears that whats left of Bohemian leadership are actually related to the Kaiser. With this information at hand, it is expected that an agreement on vassalization will be complete in the coming year or two. The military is expanded this turn.
  • Wettin Lands: Thanks to the emergency regulations, plague cases drop down to a negligible number, and life begins to get back to normal. The people deficit means that there are plenty of jobs to go around, and landowners with many surviving serfs hire theirs out to those landowners who are in need of serfs. In other cases, where the entire noble family of an estate died from the plague, the serfs either farm the land as their own, or hire themselves out as freemen. With the plague out of the way, bureaucratic work on preparing Saxony and Hesse for the merger continues. Magdeburg offers to sell Saxony a thin strip of land on the Brandenburg border that would connect the two constituent parts of the Dual Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse. The armies regroup, numbers are tallied, and recruitment begins in earnest to fill the spaces. This results in many lower-class NCOs being promoted to Commissioned rank. Thirty priests of the Holy Wettin Missionary Order depart on the ship kindly donated by Bavaria and hope to reach the Australia's mission mid next year.
  • Venice deploys its navy to the Straits of Malacca and destroys most of the pirate ships stationed in the area. Thus as a result, large numbers of people use the area to refuel and supply. Venice begins a massive construction campaign to fortify and Venetianize OTL Singapore with plans to create a city as powerful and as beautiful as Venice. Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km in Florida. Venice also continues pushing the Gyptios to join the colony with the benefits of greater contact and more support with religious freedom and protection guaranteed.
  • The Mayan Empire slowly re-opens trade after the plague dies out. Flax and tobacco is grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • The Russian Tsar hears of a Grumply little pesky pretender duke hailing from a small outpost Samara. He loosk into the matter, and want to consolidate his power, so Russia Decides to look into it. Turns out, those rebels he conquered, without proper central control. have re-established themselves, although in many it's just people saying that they are from there, So, with the Plague gone, he prepares for war with them to put them in their place. He thinks just marching an army to their gates is sufficient. More trade goes on near the old quarantine cities on the border, and they become big trade hubs, as traders like going there to not travel as much. Kanada expands 4000 sq km. 
  • Sudan: Knowing they are in between two powerful nations, the military begins to be built up, with training beginning younger. The Sultan preaches about what would be called nationalisim, and asks for many to join the military. Meanwhile, Ethiopia and Somalian Sultanate are asked for an alliance, and the Levantines a trade agreement. From Ethiopia, Christianity begins to spread slowly in the regions near their border. Begins to invest in centralizing the government, along with the infrastructure.
  • Somali Sultanate D: We accept your alliance offer.
  • Korea addresses the pirate problem. Korean traders share with the rest of the nation what they learned about plague treatment and prevention from Chinese traders.
  • China expands its military and economy as the Philippines colony expands by 2000 sq km. The massive Chinese navy deals with the pirates, but does not with to deal with potential losses. To secure trading, the Golden Fleet and the Red Fleet are created. The Golden Fleet is in charge of protecting, as well as partially making up, Chinese trade routes. The Red Fleet is a peacekeeping fleet; it fights pirates and take out private contracts.

1642

The French King is killed by the plague, and numerous claimants for the throne emerge from the woodwork. France collapses as the numerous claimants fight amongst themselves for the throne of France. Pope Martin V takes the opportunity to recreate the Papal States in southern France. The French, being devout Catholics, eagerly flock to Venaissin to regain stability.

So France is destabilized now?

Yep. Five days AWOL (meaning without the courtesy to write a note either explaining the absense or resigning) equals being effecively removed from the game. 

Ava, Lanna and Shan declare independence from Tibet.

Piracy in the Indian Ocean continues to run rampant, further disrupting trade as the pirates become more numerous. Multiple pirate havens are established in Indonesia and Pegu.

A Baganda warlord near the OTL city of Entebbe begins the building of a palace in the peninsula where the OTL city is located. 

Attention all: This latest craze with expanding into civil disarray has been analyzed by the mods and a resolution has been adopted. IF you have a direct land border (colonial or otherwise), then you may expand into that area by your colonial rates. If your main nation borders it, then you may expand by up to 10,000 sq km. No exceptions.

And that makes total sense. I'm sorry if I appear to act like a dick, but to be honest, nations throughout history did shit like this all the time. There were no "main" nations, and no one cared if they bordered anything or not. No colonies or anything had expansion limits or limitations on how far an army could push. I feel that the farther this game progresses, people continue to try to build up the empires they had in PMI while they don't realize that most of these were built up at the end of that game and the mods keep introducing more and more rules to prevent the implausibility, inadvertently creating more implausibilities. Also, before, we were told we could have proprietary extensions of colonies when we first started colonizing the Americas, but we can't do that now? Nevertheless, I don't give a shit and will comply.
This would only be good on colonies. C'mon - vassals are organised nations capable of expanding like this so I think it should only be colonies. Vassals is too extensive, although I completely agree with the land border thing expansion or no expansion at all.
I only agree on the colonies part. Vassals and the main nation should have no restrictions, and borders should not be a problem, unless there's something else nearby. (Mysore/Gujarat, etc.)
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, it seems that the plague has run its course, although there are still some people infected. Trade slowly reopens, while the plague is still being combated, and Nuno Álvares Botelho is removed from his second term as viceroy of India, as he has been in this position since 1638, not being removed before because of lack of communications, and is replaced with Vasco Gomes de Abreu. After he departs military presence in India, in the form of ships, is increased, as they start to get word of the pirate problem. Meanwhile, Moçambique expands 450 sq km south, and a settlement is founded near a village called Angoche by the natives. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 500 sq km, while Guiné expands 500 sq km in Serra Leoa. Meanwhile in Brasil, a viceroy is installed, in order to keep the capitães-donatários in check. The first viceroy being Sancho de Mesquita. Obviously being required to be present in Brasil, Sancho places his administrative center in São Salvador da Bahia, which is the biggest city of the colony. Meanwhile, Paranaguá expands 600 sq km south, while Espírito Santo expands 1200 sq km north, still focusing on the Rio Doce, but expanding away from it, and Rio Grande expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, cotton starts to be cultived on Tremembé. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1600 sq km. Meanwhile, Beatriz de Haro gives birth to a boy, who is named Juan. Meanwhile, Isabel de la Cerda also gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando.
  • The Nasrid Emirate continues to send soldiers into Morocco to attack. Thanks is given to their allies. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
  • Poland: Antoniuz and Adelaide both get married this year, and the nation celebrates. Meanwhile, with the plague dying down now, there are less refugees coming into Poland, and the number of refugees goes down to the hundreds. Antoniuz, after celebrating his wedding, gets back to work and continues to help the economy grow by encouraging farmers to grow cash crops to sell.
  • Korea trains its homeland defense teams for more efficient response to most conceivable land and sea invasion scenarios. Korea expands its navy.
  • Germany expands its military. The colonies expand at their normal rates, with Von Bismarkk's Land being swapped for Neu Mecklenburg. Meanwhile, expansion into Pegu and Gujarat continues by 10,000 sq km each. The plague starts to go away by more. In Neu Berlin, some Portuguese settlers have a land dispute with the Germans.
    • The Pegu thing is not allowed. Read last year's post.
    • Why, though? (And it doesn't say anything last year.)
    • Sorry, 1640. Too far away.
    • Is this last part an excuse to try to go to war against me?
    • Nah, I just got bored.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Sudan: Military and infrastructure are improved. Continues to centralize the government. Christianity continues to slowly spread in South Sudan. Levantines and Ethiopia are again asked for an alliance!
    • Ethiopia accepts the alliance.
  • Luxembourg expands its military and stuff. Louis XXIX is crowned in Luxembourg, and he deploys the first colonial fleet which lands near on the OTL Canadian coast. It is located to the north of New Manchuria and known as New Luxembourg, of course.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue to invest in centralizing government, spread Islam, build the economy. We also slowly open up borders (should be complete by 1645). After five years of ruling, Sultan Asad Dalmar selects his 17 year old son, Prince Kareem Dalmar to be the next Sultan.
  • Eire: Military and infrastructure are improved.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia, Nea Larnaka and Nea Lemesos each expand by 400 sq km, and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km. 
  • Russia declares war on rebel states-Lx (leave me a message) 23:59, March 15, 2013 (UTC)
  • Normandy: King William V and his retinue return from a brief trip to Brittany. The region is in chaos and disarray. William is injured and spends days in rest. Population continues to grow as the baby boom grows. Merchants from the main cities conduct a census. Cherbourg's population as of 1642 is 48,000. Rouen is at 80,000. The national population is at 500,000. Anti-Brittany sentiment grows in the nation and war is called for. No word from William.
  • Apache: The Elder Council has ratified Ekta's plan to send a delegation down to Maya to request that some flax be sent to the homeland so that the craftsman can work with it and they will send 65% of the finished product back to the Maya. Maya, please respond to this - yes or no - your choice. Apachean Catholics feel under-represented in the Pope's court and demand an Apachean born Cardinal. Catholics 40%, Shamans 20%, Matoism (Christs Shamans) 21%, Orthodox 19%.
  • Burgundy: "The French Joining regions are accepted to become Burgundy, but it assures to the French royal family that once they control enough their prior territories we will return it to them, and that right now our only task is to protect our comrades. This being said, the territories join Burgundy" (if mod event remains uncrossed). The military is built up and navy expands, More schools are built throughout Burgundy, and with the plague fading away from Burgundy, the population begins to grow, and by the end of the year 2 to 3% of the Burgundians are aware of the school system or using it by themselves, while the Royal Family plans to reappear in public light organizing a memorial to those who have died during the plague in Dijon, called the "Lux Perpetua" a Statue of Jesus over the Lands of Burgundy, as a Sign of Hope in a new future. While this, Colonies expand 750 sq km. Both Neu Antwerp and Brasilea, and 500 sq km Guiane. The Religion Remains Strongly Catholic with 75% yet 5% Lefevrists and 10% Orthodox and 10% of the other Churches, (Jewish, Germans and Italians). Freedom of speech begins to grow among several Nobles of Burgundy, but it's not a widespread idea, and only few push forward to it.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands its colonies in New Syria by 1500 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah (which, despite its small size, is becoming the chief economic colony of the Levant, due to its large amounts of sugar farming) by 200 and Nusantara by 300. The Sudanese offer is eagerly agreed upon, in hopes that it will lead to a friendly state to the south of Egypt. Ephraim and Urraca have another child, named Simon, and Sargon, aged ten, continues to be fostered. Ternate starts to be vassalised. The schooling system continues to expand and trickle down to the middle class, which keeps on growing due to cotton industry in Syria and Egypt, mining industries in South Africa, and spice and sugar plantations in Nusantara and Rihnad Mihyah respectively. The economy thusly hugely improves. Many people emigrate to Rihnad Mihyah as paid workers or inventured servants, and many Nusantarans begin to offer themselves as workers to plantation owners in the isles. Attempts to enforce a religion are ceased, given the fact that in the metropolis there's no clear majority and none of the main metropolitan religions are common in Nusantara (where Hinduism is by far the most common religion).
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse. The governor-general of Skottland considers the actions of Ireland to be an undeclared naval war. He deploys the Skottlander Fleet based in Orkney to defend Skottland's shipping and trade routes. He convinces Skottland's Riksdag to use funds to arm merchant vessels, to defend themselves when a naval patrol isn't nearby. The clearly much more professional and well-armed Scandinavian navy easily destroys any and all unwarranted Irish attacks on Skottland's trade. The Patriarch dies while on a tour of Bavaria. A new Patriarch is elected, named Klaus I - a Scandinavian from Slesvig. The plague slowly ebbs, thankfully only affecting southwest Norway, all of the infected being isolated. The Viceroy of Nya Skandinavia meets with the Aymara leaders and engages in intense negotiations to finally bring them into the realm. The Aymara finally stabilize, though the leaders stand united in refusing to join the viceroyalty.
    • See the quantity of Aymará territory. They are not in civil disarray to be stabilized, but fragmented. The same situation was in the Akan states until Bonoman or, the only way in which the Aymará will be unified is going to be when one chief defeats all the other chiefs - which will not be a matter of one year.
    • 'How can a colony expand 10,000 km? That's not possible. A puppet or a vassal can (because they are still nations) but not a colony because you'll have to use your expansion rates to expand into the disarray.
  • Wettin Lands: The second mission of the Holy Wettin Missionary Order arrives in Australis in the middle of the year. The new priests are welcomed by the remaining priests, and by the small, but growing number of converted Aborigines and Brandenburg-Aborigine creoles. The ship brings pigs, chickens and three cows, to provide the priests with a more regular supply of food than the food the aborigines occasionally are kind enough to give them. The ship's crew is paid to stay for a month to assist in the building of a church and dormitory for the mission. The Mission is finally given a name: The Mission of Saint Boniface. Meanwhile, in Europe, work continues in preparing Saxony and Hesse for the union, the strip of land connecting the two is officially bought from Magdeburg, and the armies are built up a bit more.
  • Muslims have almost ceased to exist in former Bijapur due to all the ghetto building and the fear of being Muslim. Almost all of the population there is now Hindu (Vedic or Trimurt). Bumbai grows as thousands arrive to the city to seek work and try their luck in trading. Most join up with the SOC in a bid to earn money, while many start up their own companies. An order is given to rebuild areas of burnt down Bhubaneswar from the ground up. An order is also given to demolish the old palace and construct a better one in its place by the Rani, who wants to show her power to the world. The Eastern Renaissance continues and medical evidence supports the notion the cleanliness helps to avoid the plague. The plague has burnt out, with no major cases of the plague anymore. The SOC encounters less losses due to piracy in South East Asia. Armed ships are able to defend themselves better and has the effect of keeping quite a few pirates away. However, it is not enough. Pleading to the Matarami navy to help, the Matarami take action. Recruits gain quick experience in the pirate battles and better ones are quickly drafted into the Navy. Industry takes a slight hit, but continues to grow at a slower rate. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal, yet more cannot join them due to the safety measures taken by the Bengali government. The navy's fleets, although helping the SOC are overstretched and cannot function so effectively. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and begins to trade more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. In New Zealand, many flock to the colony to escape the plague. The SOC strictly closes the gates for anybody who has been recently ill in an attempt to keep the disease from spreading into Machrajdhani. The war enters its fourth year, with victory beginning to seem inevitable. The Rani orders her army to slow down and consolidate gains first, ordering ghettos to be built for the Muslim population to keep them away from the Hindus. Because, apparently it is expansion into Khandesh, for a third year running - the country expands into Khandesh by 15,000 km. She also sends her army to help conquer the Philippines and help Hinduism grow on the islands. However, commanding an army and leading her nation through the plague is taking its toll on the Rani. In Bihar, many schools open and roads are completed. Bihar expands 15,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They begin to expand their influence into Oudh.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. They continue to trade with Orissa and normal trading relations open up again. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 15,000 km onto the island off Sundabang in disarray.
  • Venice deploys more ships to guard the Strait of Malacca. Trading ships are given escort between Malacca and Nuovo Brescia and also to Siam. As a result, trade booms in Singapore and Malacca and the areas expands by 10,000 sq km as disorderly areas seek to join in the prosperity. Nuovo Brescia also expands by 4100 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The economy expands as the federation becomes a bigger player in the global spice trade as even more spice plantations in other Arabian territories in particular, the Zanj islands colony, are founded. The federation's economy also grows thanks to increased trade with Somalia and Europeans. Elsewhere, the Socotra colonists begin campaigning for more rights within the federation. This movement is led by Ahmed Roshan - a powerful Socotra merchant, who wishes to become the Sheik of the Island if it were to become a Sheikdom of the federation.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders 10,000 km to the south, and expands its economy and military. Adal's population is undergoing conversation by Ethiopian priests, who build upon the devastation of their lands as proof that the Christian god is punishing them for their forsaking his word. This wins them many new converts. In the Philippines, thanks to Orissians aid, Ethiopia is able to establish a beachhead from where it may continue to push its conquests (check the algorithm). As thanks, Ethiopia grants Orissa the islands' two Hindu states as a gift.
    • Orissa thank the Ethiopians, suggesting that an official deal might be worked out after the war.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues the education campaign as well as his extensive reforms to the business systems of the country. Coal continues to be mined. Ships are still being tested in Bavaria's new port. Bohemia continues to be vassalized. It appears that what's left of Bohemian leadership are actually related to the Kaiser. With this information at hand, it is expected that an agreement on vassalization will be complete in the coming year or two. The military is expanded this turn.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy. The Hawaii colony is expanded by 2000 sq km.

1643

While Pope Martin V manages to assert his control over the southern part of Dauphiné, the Occitans in Languedoc establish their own country, taking advantage of the chaos, and assert control over the area of the former kingdom of Toulouse, after taking Toulouse itself. An Aquitainian kingdom also is established, having Bordeaux as capital. After some time, both of them establish an alliance. Meanwhile, in the north, most of the land in the north have become divided between the main claimants to the throne. The Auvergnian claimant, a distant relative of the former king, defeats another claimant based in Lyon, and takes his territory. Other claimants also appear, controlling the areas around Orleáns, Bourbon, and Champagne. Other claimant also takes Paris, although his control of the area is very weak. The rest of the territory remains in civil disarray.

  • Which were the Regions to Allegedly ask for Burgundian Protection or Joining Burgundy, according to the Last Year Mod Event
    • The mod event was re-written and the part of part partitioning Burgundy/Normandy was removed.
  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, in León, Beatriz de Haro gives birth to a girl, who is named Catalina. While in Portugal, Joana of Barcelos gives birth to a boy, who is named Nuno. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, Moçambique expands 500 sq km south, connecting itself with Angoche. While in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 200 sq km, and Rio Grande expands 800 sq km. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1100 sq km. Meanwhile, in Índia, with the military presence increased, the piracy around the area starts to be combated.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Sudan: military and infrastructure are improved. Efforts continue to centralize the government. With its new allies and trading partners, the economy begins to grow. Asks to join in on some Orissan-Ethiopian projects. Orthodox Christianity continues to spread along the border and in the south, now making 7% of the population Christian and growing.
  • Luxembourg expands 10,000 sq km into France along the border with Luxembourg. New Luxembourg expands 200 sq km along the coast. Aid to Germany.
  • Germany expands its military. The colonies expand 3400-300-300-200, in favor of Neu Berlin, Neu Prussen, Vinland, and Von Bismarkk's Land, with Neu Mecklenburg remaining static. War on Prussia.
  • The Ethiopian conquest of the Filipino regions goes smoothly, and the population converted to Christianity where possible. The locals are shown the superiority of Ethiopian technology and the benefits it can bring them, and the harm it can cause if the choose to resist the Emperor's will. The colony of Wärqama is expanded by 600 km, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb expanded by 400 km. The military and economy are expanded through the creation of new roads, factories, warships, and mines.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia expands 500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 500 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 500 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km. 
  • Crete expands its army and navy.
  • Poland: Antoniuz announces to the nation that he and Adelaide will be having a baby. The birth goes well, and it is announced that it is a baby boy. The baby's name is Ezajasz, which is Polish for "God is salvation." Many citizens celebrate that there is now a heir to the throne. Meanwhile, seeing that the economy has improved quite a bit, Antoniuz decides to improve the country's military.
  • Burgundy: The Burgundian Leadership, In order to Reorganize or Regain its ally it decides to Seek among the Remnants of France for a Leading Nation towards French Unification. While this, School System Grows from 3% to 5% as Burgundian middle class grows after the Plague and that the Religious tolerance policies warranty that the Different Religions among the Population can't and won't intervene in any task they might try to execute or Do at all, this is mainly embraced by the Nobles of Burgundy but many of the Catholic Fundamentalist Population feels that this will bring only more Trouble to the Kingdom of Burgundy. While this, Lefevrism continues growing strong, as well as German and Italian Churches, But the king of Burgundy, Now Replaced by his Son François II of Burgundy, Says that he will only follow the Pope. Military is built up, and Colonies expand 750 sq km both Neu Antwerp and Brazilea, and 500 sq km Guiane.
  • Normandy: In response to both the continued disarray in Brittany and now France, Normandy's military and armed forces is built up. Propagandists successfully convince more people to join the army and navy through posters around Rouen and Cherbourg. Population continues to expand.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The Nasrid Emirate sends more troops to fight in Morocco, and sending the navy to blockade the ports. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue to invest in centralizing government, spread Islam, build the economy. We also slowly open up borders.
  • Aragon expands 10,000 sq km into France.
  • The Mayan Empire increases trade with European colonies, improving the economy. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. The Apache are informed that the Mayans perfer to manufacture their own goods. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse. With the Royal Navy(Kejszermarinen) destroying most of the hostile Irish attacks, it returns to its base in Orkney but leaves behind several patrol squads. The governor-general of Skottland Warren Murdock travels to Wales once again to congratulate the king on his victory against an unreasonably hostile Ireland. Naval bases are constructed in Bengal and Nya Sodra Skottland. The Kejszar decides to continue the policy of his mother, late Kejszarinna Karina, of revamping the education system in Stolkholm and the rest of the country. The progress of Karina was impressive and he wishes to continue it.
  • Wettin Lands: The Magdeburger Ship departs the Saint Boniface Mission in Australis in January, bringing with it the three scientists who have been living with the mission these past (five?) years. Upon its arrival back in Europe, the scientists ruch back to Magdeburg University with all possible speed. Once there, they begin collating their five year's worth of notes, observations, drawings and specimens into one single tome: Leben in Terra Australis: Fuenf Jahren in Die Missionstation der Heilige Bonifacius (Life in Terra Australis: Five years in the Saint Boniface Mission). It is expected to be published next year, and is anxiously awaited by the scientific community. The final preparations for the legal union of Saxony and Hesse are made, and the official ceremony of unification will occur next year. 
  • Venice continues to enforce anti-pirate measures around Indonesia. The economy booms with more trade coming through Singapore and Malacca. Singapore is also under heavy construction as the Venetians attempt to recreate parts of their city on the Singaporean archipelago. Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km. 
  • Bumbai sees new construction, with the NOC commissioning a huge new headquarters building. They also begin to fund naval academies in Bumbai itself, to rival Bhubaneswar. Much construction is still ongoing in Bhubaneswar, with the city growing in size. The new palace begins construction on the outskirts of the city. Matters of education are once again given importance, with almost a hundred schools being constructed this year. The curriculum will be heavily based on business studies and the only language which will be taught will be Hindi. The SOC seems to flourish again as its ships combat the pirates and Mataram's expansion into the pirate dens help smoke out pirates. Recruits have gained much experience through the SOC in how to combat pirates, and many decide to stay on - helping the SOC create its own "officer class". Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal, yet more cannot join them due to the safety measures taken by the Bengali government. The navy's few fleets in the area fare much better with less piracy. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and begins to trade more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. The SOC eases restriction for entering into Machrajdhani. The war enters its fifth year, with less progress being made due to the army being used to stop civil disarray as well as construct ghettos to force Muslims to live there. Expansion into Khandesh slows down, expanding 10,000 km. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They continue to expand their influence into Oudh, sending in Vedic missionaries. The war against the Philippine city-states has been the most beneficial for the Orissans and with Orissan help, Ethiopia managed to conquer the city-states in a mere two years. A division is agreed upon and the fate of the territory taken is to be decided next year.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. They continue to trade with Orissa and normal trading relations open up again. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 10,000 km onto the island off Sundabang in disarray as well as in Java.
  • Rajputana expands into the Punjab by 1,500 km. A guild of Rajput merchants begin to secretly fund pirate groups in order to ensure their ships safe travel and put a thorn in their competitor's side.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The economy expands as the federation becomes a bigger player in the global spice trade as even more spice plantations in other Arabian territories in particular, the Zanj islands colony, Bengkulu and Timor. The federation's economy also grows thanks to increased trade with Somalia and Europeans. The Socotra colonist's campaign for Sheikhdom status in the federation is completed as the Sheik council vote in favour of changing the territorial status of Socotra from colony to Sheikhdom. Ahmed Roshan is sworn in as the Sheik of the Socotra, making him the 68th Sheik of the federation and reducing the amount of federation colonies from four to three.
  • Apache: Ekta, disappointed about the flax deal, has come up with a new idea what about sending the best students from the universities to the Maya to study and vice versa so a greater understanding is created. The military is improved as the Elder Council has created the Council Guard so no power hungry tribesman can take over again. The Council Guard has 200 men, 150 of which are armed with rifles and the other 50 are armed with muskets that fire four musketballs at the same time. Yes, the musketball thing did happen. The Irish Brigade was used during the Civil War and it was also used throughout the world as a shotgun type weapon. Also, please respond Maya, much appreciated.
  • The Russian Tsar takes his sweet time to gather and mobilize his army. He didn't even raise the Druzhinas. He decided that 20 000 reg. army forces were enough to intimidate those pesky little hordes. In a year, the forces manage to start walking, and they walk through the first bloody state, capturing anyone entitled with their leadership, storming their so-called capital...nothing. But the Leader fled with some rebel troops to the (non-existent) Syktivian state, the same happened, and they all fled to the only real fort in that territory, a small fort on the Samara river, with the leader of that state. Looks like a small confrontation may be needed, and the leaders are rounded up, and sent to Moscow and Novgorod for public humiliation. The Tsar won't be as merciful. In any case, they are advancing to Samara. Colonies expand 2000 sq km each, and the trade at ex-quarantine cities boost some sort of economy. The Tsar plans to execute the leaders of these rebels in public himself.

1644

Pope Martin V manages to assert control over the reminder of Dauphiné. Meanwhile in Aquitaine, more populations from regions in civil disarray north of Aquitaine join the Aquitainian kingdom, since it is the most stable state on the area. Meanwhile in the North, the Champagne claimant defeats the Parisian claimant, and takes most of his land, with some of his supporters on the south flocking to the Orleáns' claimant side. Meanwhile, some people from border regions in Maine also join the Orleáns faction.

Sitawaka, after a war with Kandy, takes over part of the former Kingdom of Kotte, gaining access to the littoral, and also the parts of Raigama gained by Kotte on their war against them.

The Carthaginians, armed with modern European weaponry, swiftly defeat the decrepit Tripolitanian army. Their territory is annexed and the Islamic population is either converted to Christianity or killed. The Carthaginians officially sever their ties with the Catholic Church with the new King preferring to treat the Pope as a Head of State rather than a religious leader. The alliance with the Papacy continues on a purely secular basis. The new Cathedrals being built in former Tripolitanian territory are of the new Carthaginian Church.

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Castille, Isabel de la Cerda gives birth to a boy, who is named Enrique. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1100 sq km, while Nhoesembé expands 1000 sq km along the Jequitinhonha. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1800 sq km north.
  • Germany continues to fight Prussia. The colonies expand on their normal rates. Mysore expands 10,000 sq km into Gujarat. Stuff.
    • Orissa is willing to aid in return for a few advanced ship designs and a small enclave on the Prussian coast for the NOC to establish a base in Europe (only 2 or 3px Scraw).
    • Nein, fin.
  • Luxembourg goes 10,000 sq km into France. Louis dies heirless and Ludwig V of Germany becomes Louis XXX of Luxembourg.
    • Explain to me how you ran through 12 monarchs in 30 years.
    • A war between two houses that lasted for ten years.
  • The Nasrid Emirate continues to attack Morocco. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km. Emir Aslam declares him Sultan of Granada, and proclaims that start of the era of the Sultanate of Granada. The Sultan tries to secretly smuggle the Muslims out of Carthage before they're killed.
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to order the buildup of the military.
  • Normandy: Tensions explode as William V and the Royal Council officially declare war on Brittany. The Norman Land Army begins their push into Brittany.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Ethiopia begins to extend its influence into Aceh, converting the population as in the Philippines, and sends traders to the sultanate to begin taking control of the Acehese economy through manipulating the flow of goods through special "trade agreements". The colony of Yäwah Wäjäb by 1000 km, and converts the locals to Christianity by performing acts of faith to cure diseases to win converts (just fancy modern medicine). The economy and military are expanded, and the increased request for iron and coal are met by the expanding industry to aid in the building of larger cities, warships, weapons, and agricultural tools. The trade of gold from the Ethiopian colonies to the fatherland renews Ethiopian interests overseas.
  • With relatively no resistance, the siege of Samara end within hours. A few cannon shots to destroy its wooden walls, and an army of 20 000 to storm a city of 3000. The three leaders of the Rebels are captured, and forced to officially sign the Dishonorable Annexation and Sub-ordinance Treaty, where all land is unconditionally seceded, and they pledge allegiance to Russia, with their families being stripped of what little nobility they had. The Leaders were then formally executed when they were convicted of high treason of the Russian state. This move proves unpopular with some populace, and the decline of this Tsar starts. Quarantine Villages become large trade hubs. Kanada expands 4000 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: Government centralization, Islamic conversion, economic builds up, and border opening is nearly complete and should be complete by 1645. 
  • Sudan: Military and infrastructure are improved, and efforts are made to centralize the government. The border with Darfur begins to be stacked with men. Orthodox Christianity continues to spread.
  • Korean ambassadors visit various European countries in an attempt to bring back various new arts and cultural perspectives. The emperor encourages traders to share with the general populace the various traditions and arts seen in countries they have traded with. Korea experiences the start of its share of the Eastern Renaissance which began in China, and sees advances in the arts and sciences they have, and exploration into those of other countries. This comes at the perceived end of a tough plague, a golden age in Korea's history.
  • Burgundy: The Burgundians Offer an Alliance to Aquitaine, and the Colonies expand 750 sq km both for Neu Antwerp and Brasilea, while 500 sq km Guiane. The School System continues growing with only 6% of people using it in the Kingdom of Burgundy. The Military is built up, and the Ties with what remains of France begin to be worked as to re-establish an Open port and alliance in the Remnants, the Secularism begins to grow among the Burgundian Nobles as many see the Pope as the Mark of the Past and the Reasons of Burgundian Failure from the Eastern Church and the Italian Church.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse. The Kejszar continues his program. With a perceived end to the undeclared naval war, most patrols are recalled to their bases in Orkney and Faroe.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues the education campaign as well as his extensive reforms to the business systems of the country. Coal continues to be mined. Ships are still being tested in Bavaria's new port. Bohemia officially agrees officially to join Bavaria as a vassal state. Science continues to progress. It appears the Kaiser's aid in streamlining the business system is beginning to occur. For the first time, Bavaria begins growing a substantial middle class. The military is expanded
  • The Mayan Empire increases trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Mayans wish to buy several large trade ships from Scandinavia. A new branch of the Royal Academy, specializing in applied sciences, is established. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
    • Scandinavia agrees and transports several Orkney-class trading vessels with firing capacity, a legacy of the undeclared naval war between Ireland and Skottland.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse: After many years of preparation, the Kingdom of Saxony and the Duchy of Hesse are legally united into one entity, the United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse. The new Saxon-Hessian Landtag is opened by King-Duke Rupprecht II (his post nominal number shall remain the same for simplicity's sake). The Landtag, as its first act, declares Rupprecht's official grand title to be: "His Royal and Ducal Majesty, Rupprecht II, King of Saxony, Duke of Hesse, Protector of Anhalt and of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg." The Saxon and Hessian State Landtags also pass legislation enabling the union. The Landtag of the Union is composed of twelve members for each state: six chosen by the nobles, and six chosen by the mayors, who are themselves chosen by the freemen. The new Union Army is given new uniforms, the new coat of arms on the union sewn onto the sleeves. 
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The much anticipated Leben in Terra Australis: Fuenf Jahren in Die Missionstation der Heilige Bonifacius is printed and published by the University of Magdeburg. It contains scientific observations on the native animals and people, observations of the Southern skies, and notes on the language of the people of North-Western Australis; all accompanied by beautiful woodcut illustrations. The three scientists who wrote the book become instant celebrities, and make many lectures on their observations. The book itself is a bestseller (in early-Renaissance terms) amongst the scholarly elite. Meanwhile, oblivious to the attentions being drawn to them, the Priests at the Saint Boniface Mission continue converting the Aborigines and preaching the word of God. The priests, who are by now fairly fluent in the Aboriginal language of the area, begin designing a writing system for the Aborigines to use for their language, as they have none of their own. (A similar thing occurred OTL in Canada)
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia, Nea Larnaka and Nea Lemesos all expand by 500 sq km, Nea Pafos expands by 300 sq km. 
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands its colonies of New Syria by 1400 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 200 and Nusantara by 400. The education programs and economical ones continue, as does the vassailation of Ternate.
  • Final resul of philippines (PMII)
    In Bumbai the new NOC headquarters building is completed. Many naval schools are now opened. A lot of construction has been completed and the city becomes the largest on the sub-continent. The new palace continues construction on the outskirts of the city. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing less rich children to attend to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, over 50 schools have been built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The SOC seems to flourish again as its ships combat the pirates and Mataram's expansion into the pirate dens help smoke out pirates. The SOC "officer class" grows as more navy recruits stay on with the SOC after helping to combat pirates. Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The navy's few fleets in the area fare much better with less piracy. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and begins to trade more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km. Thousands head to Machrajdhani, making the SOC a hefty profit. The war against the Malwans finally finishes. Soon, hundreds of thousands of Orissans head into the newly conquered territory to fill up jobs and space, while many Malwans move away from Malawi to other areas of Orissa. Hundreds of ghettos are built to speed up conversion of the Muslims in the country - and isolate those who don't. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They continue to expand their influence into Oudh, sending in Vedic missionaries. With the division agreed upon, the two states on the southernmost Philippine island are added onto the colony of Naya Mataram, while the other two states (which are Hindu) are made into a puppet. Check the talk page for the division.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. They continue to trade with Orissa, with the country becoming even more important for the SOC. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 10,000 km onto the island off Sundabang in disarray as well as in Java.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The federation focuses on expanding the economy as the Arabian colonial empire grows and Arabian merchants become even richer. The merchant class, however, starts to call for a rapid improvement of the navy to protect the quickly growing colonial empire and merchantile interests.
  • The colonies of Āphrikā Jamīna and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Mauritius) both expand by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab all along the border area. The military expands. The nation continues to recover from the plague.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and townships.

1645

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Aquitaine establishes control over La Rochelle, and by this time, the rest of the former province of Santoinges is under Aquitanian control. Meanwhile, the Burgundian offer is received and accepted. Meanwhile, the region of Angoulême stabilizes, with a minor noble called Louis de Lusignan having taken control of the area and declared himself Count of Angoulême.

Some states start to form on the area of former Sundabang and Malacca, with the appearing of states around the cities of Pahang, Palembang, Pagarruyang and Tulangbawang.

The Kingdom of Hungary annexes the chaotic remains of the Kingdom of Romania. Since the Hungarian King is descended from the Duke of Arpad he is the closest relative to the last King of Romania.

The Maori stage a rebellion against the Orissan colonies and the movement manage to seize control of the Orissan colony and the rebel leader declares himself King of the Maori and he sets about expanding his empire to take over all of OTL North island, New Zealand. Elsewhere, the Orissan colonists flee and a series of rumours spread quickly about the mighty, fearsome and barbaric Maori: this results in the island being blacklisted and avoided by sailors. NO NATION MAY ESTABLISH A PRESENCE IN OTL NEW ZEALAND UNTIL 1700 AND THE ISLANDS CANNOT BE COLONIZED UNTIL 1740.

Ahl be bach. ~ Scraw
I promise you. I'll be back. Still pretty wide because I had like a few 10,000 colonists. ~Imp
  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Castille, Isabel de la Cerda gives birth to a boy, who is named Luis. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2000 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1900 sq km. Meanwhile in Índia, the piracy problem is still being combated. Garcia de Sá is appointed as viceroy of India, replacing Vasco Gomes de Abreu. By this time, fortifications start to be built in Cambaia.
  • Ethiopia continues to convert the population of Aceh, and expands Ethiopian Philippines by 500 km, and both of its African colonies of Yäwah Wäjäb and Wärqama by 500 km. The economy and military are expanded with the expansion of industrial centers throughout the empire, and a major invention known as the air pump is invented in Ethiopia (five years before it was in OTL). The Ethiopians prepare for a major invasion against Adal to finish their old foe.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Normandy: The Norman-Breton War reaches a stalemate barely a year after it starts. William V has made an appeal to Wales for military support, and to the Netherlands for supplies. The Royal Council has offered payment to both of these nations. Despite the growing gloom of the war, the economy and military expand, and the baby boom enters its fifth year.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate calls for aid from the Arabian Federation. The Moroccan troops are managing to push our troops back, our troops waiting for aid from the Arabians. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
    • The Arabian federation sends supplies to help Nasrid (I believe I mentioned this on the talk page in the discussion under the algorithm for this war).
  • Somali Sultanate: After five years of centralizing the government, spreading Islam, and building the economy, the threat of war looms upon the world. As a result of this, Sultan Asad Dalmar invests in building up the military, industrializing the state, and manufacturing military/medical supplies. At age 45, Sultan Asad's immune system begins breaking down. As a result of this he writes his will and prepares Kareem for the throne.  
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to build up Poland's military. Training time is extended, to make sure that the new recruits are of a good quality.
  • The Mayan Empire increases trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy begins several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Germany continues fighting Prussia. We expand 10,000 sq km into that dark gray state next to us. Colonies expand at their normal rates. Mysore is given back the privilege for Muslims and other religions to practice openly and Mysore is awarded the status of Viceroyalty.
    • That state is Brunswick.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy. The colony in the Philippines expands by 2000 sq km.
    • Yo, you can't expand a colony with main nation rates.
    • Asdfg, sorry.
  • Sudan: Military and Economy continue to grow. Orthodox Christianity continues to spread, now making 11% of the population. The Sultan has yet to notice the change
  • Korea expands its economy in response to its renaissance in order to accommodate its expansion in arts. The emperor encourages exploration of fields that may help improve the lifestyle of the nation in general.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its military, with most of the focus on the navy. Negotiations start with a powerful Bedouin tribe leader to have his tribe enter the Arabian federation as the 69th Sheikhdom.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse. The Kejszar continues his program. Piracy is combated off the coast of Bengal thanks to the newly established Indian fleet branch of the Kejszmarine. Niall Murdock dies in the Viceroy's palace in Bengal. The Nyborgs lobby the Kejszar and the Riksdag for one of their own to become viceroy in order to outdo their rivals. Despite this Andrew Murdock, current governor-general of Skottland, is appointed Viceroy of India to the dismay of the Nyborgs. John Murdock is recalled from his governorship in Eriksmark, which has been gaining a substantial amount of Skottlanders lately, and fills his brother's empty office as governor-general of Skottland based in Edinburgh. The Riksdag considers the fragmentation of France a good chance at reuniting the area under a friendlier government, though does not know which dynasty to support.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up, and colonies expand, Support to the Aquitainian begins and plans to aid them into ruling France begin. A new law system Is implemented to begin further reformation of the Burgundian law to fit the new era coming to stay and marking the end of feudalism completely in Burgundy. It also politely requests Brandenburg and Scandinavia, for either an alliance (more useful for you) or for a non-aggression pact for as long as it can extend. It continues Increasing the school system through Burgundian lands though only 7% of Burgundians fully use it. Now further difference is noticed between French and Burgundian as two different languages. It prepares its military for a possible intrusion in Northern or Southern France to reach an ocean outlet, but as of now it's only speculation, German and Italian churches thrive in the kingdom as well as Orthodox and Lefevrist Kappelism, though most of the population remains Catholic.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues the education campaign as well as his extensive reforms to the business systems of the country. Coal continues to be mined. Bohemia's landtag is merged with Bavaria's Reichstag to complete the turnover. The military is expanded. The University of Munich purchases dozens of copies of Magedburg's book of sciences. Observations of the planets continue.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand: Nea Lefkosia and Nea Larnaka expand by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. BTW mods, this IS plausible expansion. For the record, I've taken the bonuses for having a colony for more than 50 years and applied them to all colonies except Nea Pafos. :)
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy also. Cretans are encouraged to leave for Cypriot colonies along with the Cypriots. 
  • United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse: King-Duke Rupprecht II begins discussions with the Archbishop of Magdeburg for Magdeburg to become a part of the United Monarchy, as opposed to a vassal of it. The Archbishop is open to the plan, but has two stipulations: Firstly, that he be recognised by the Pope as Primate (or at least Major Archbishop) of the Catholic Germans (the head Archbishop of Ireland has a similar title OTL: Primate of all Ireland), and that the town of Magdeburg remain independent, so the Holy Wettin Missionary Order can have the convenience of sailing under the flag of an eccelesiastical state. The King-Duke accepts the stipulations, and writes to the Pope, requesting the Archbishop's wish be granted. Rupprecht II believes it would strengthen the weakened Catholic Church in Germany by having a German in a high-up Church position. 
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The book on Australis continues to sell phenomenonly well, and calls are raised for another scientific expedition to accompany the next lot of missionaries to be sent to Australis. Meanwhile, at the Saint Boniface Mission, the "Aboriginal Alphabet" is completed by the priests, and they begin teaching the locals how an alphabet works. A kind of school is set up where the local children are taught to read and write in the new alphabet. They can also choose to learn German. The priests do not force any children to attend the classes, but many do, mainly those from families who have converted to Catholicism. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 38 and Marcus turns 33. Queen Lea turns 52 and King Julius turns 55. Alice and Rebecca turn 12 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 12 (King Julius's Son).  Rome also asks Venice if Rome and Venice can invade some lands east of Rome under Muslim rule to add to the Roman lands. 
  • The Current Russian Tsar, with his popularity dwindling, due to his more violent actions against the rebel leaders with public execution, is asked to resign his post by the Novgorodian People, and the Veche bell Rang and the People of Novgorod Expelled this man from the city. The Posadnik took his place during the interregnum, and after two weeks of deliberations, Peter Boyasin is invited to become the new Tsar of All the Russias and Minsk, Lord of Siberia and Smolensk and Ruler of the Colonies. As per tradition, Peter I signs a Ryad limiting his power and granting powers to the Duma and Veches. The Ryads are becoming almost standardized, with minor alterations with each passing Tsar, whose power in and of himself is very limited. Novorossiya exands 4000 sq km. The Russian authorities are putting pressure on the Tatars to increase the grain transports, and increase tribute, citing the Rebel states' destruction as what may happen to them. They reluctantly agree. Russian explorers are sent to map the forests beond the Ural mountains. Trade policies are enacted, and Linen production increases all over Russia, as most Linen is now domestically produced. RETA boasts record proffits due to increased trade with the West. Meanwhile in the Academy of Sciences, men like Prostofemov start studying properties of gasses and using more microscopes. A new Duma is set to be elected next year.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion). Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 1,500 km this year. The military expands. Many people in Northern India convert to Sikhism because of increased Rajput missionary activity.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • The news of the fate of the colony of Machrajdhani shakes the Rani. The SOC declares it an emergency and sends in all its ships to rescue as many of the population as it can. The Rani also orders most of the navy to assist in the operation. As a result, trading shuts down for a few months in the area. All of the colonists have lost all their hope and money. However, the Rani decides she will not let thm suffer. All the colonists are sent into the newly expanded areas in the Philippines (which have been made part of the colony of Naya Mataram) and are given a small start up package by the state, which can easily afford to do so. As a result, Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the southern Philippine island. Bumbai grows as many colonists return to the small port city and set up residence. In Bhubaneswar, the new palace is completed, with the Rani and Raja soon moving in. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing even better off merchants to send their children to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The literacy lates in the city are thought to be 85%. The SOC gains a lot of experience in the transporting of the colonists. However, the leaders of the SOC write a secret declaration which states that it is a duty for the next ruling committies to come back to these lands. Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and begins to trade more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. Former Bijapur has almost achieved the same level of importance as central Orissa itself. However, Malwa continues to be regarded as a territory. Hundreds of ghettos are built to speed up conversion of the Muslims in the country - and isolate those who don't. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They continue to expand their influence into Oudh, sending in Vedic missionaries.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. They continue to trade with Orissa, with the country becoming even more important for the SOC. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 10,000 km onto the island of Sundabang.

1646

The Champagne claimant inflicts a defeat on the Bourbon claimant's side, occupying the northern part of his territory. Meanwhile, the Auvergne claimant manages to get support from the people of Limoges. Meanwhile, Aquitaine lays claim to the former French colonies. Using the remainder of the formerly French navy, an expedition is sent to claim those colonies for Aquitaine, as no other French claimant has condition to claim them.

The Hungarians are able to seize Slovakia's territory. The Slovak nation is annexed by the growing Hungarian Empire. The Emperor, László VII, builds a palace for himself in the former capital of Bratislava/Poszony. The former Slovak Royal Palace is turned into the residence of the local Governor to further symbolize Slovak subjugation.

Fear of Hungarian expansion causes the Bosnians and the Serbs to form an alliance through Royal marriage. as both Kings are dead within the year, The Serbian Prince Nikola becomes king of Bosnia and Serbia, and declares the formation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia later on the year, being crowned King Nikola I of Yugoslavia in a ceremony in the capital of Užice.

Nepal and Bhutan declare independence from Tibet. However, not long after, Bhutan ends up spliting, with most of the former Bhutanese territory declaring itself a successor to the Kamarupa kingdom, and the other part still claiming to be Bhutan.

Sitawaka continues infliciting defeats in Kandy, taking over the rest of the territory that used to be Kotte's.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Moçambique expands 600 sq km south, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1800 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2000 sq km. Meanwhile, in Índia, combat of piracy continues.
    • King Marcus asks Portugal to aid in a Roman invasion of the Muslim state of Georgia-Armenia
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Normandy: The Norman-Breton War enters its second year and King William V turns 30. Supplies and support from Wales and the Netherlands have not been sent due to Wales' recent conquest of the southern part of the Isles, and the Netherlands weakening economy. Now, with popularity levels dropping, King William V makes another appeal. The current appeal is sent to Poland and Saxony asking for military support and supplies, respectively, in exchange for large sums of gold and riches.  (Please Respond.)
    • Poland D: You have the support of our military.
    • Normandy: William V and the people of Normandy send their utmost gratitude! :)
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to improve the military by sending some of the taxes collected on rich farmers to help equip the troops.
  • Apache: Matoism is centralized as a religious leader called the Sancti (means Holy in Latin) and Ekta encourages Apachean farmers to rotate their crops to protect the land. The Economy is improved as more efficient farming techniques are utilized. Maya, please respond.
  • Ethiopia invades Adal once again to finish their old foe, and spread the Christian faith. The Filipino city-states conquered by Ethiopia are proclaimed to become imperial vassal states known as MaynilaCagayan, and Mindoro, and to serve as the Ethiopian Empire's arms in the Pacific Ocean. Cagayan is expanded by 1000 km, with the northernmost part of the state expanding around the Chinese holding on Luzon toward the eastern part of the island's northern coast. The military and economy are expanded. Also, the Emperor orders the creation of a general education system aid the new generations of the Ethiopian subjects into their young adulthood aware of the world and the many things it has to offer. The system is started in the imperial capital of Gondar, but plans to extend it to the other major cities are underway.
  • Somali Sultanate: Military buildup, development of infrastructure, and manufacturing continue.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate, in need of aid, ask for help in the war against Morocco from Portugal and the Levantine Kingdom in exchange for iron and coal. The greatest military minds in Granada are sent to the palace in Granada. They are to try to devise a strategy against Morocco.
  • Germany continues to fight the darn Prussians. Colonies expand at normal rate in their normal places. Mysore continues to exert its influence over its neighbors, and forces that state directly north of it into vassalization after years and years of work. The next target is Nation X right under that. We expand 10,000 sq km into Brunswick and forcefully convert the Kappelists to Germanic Catholicism. A new coal market is opened in Asia.
    • You have to write those kinds of things in, otherwise they'll never happen. 
    • And plus, you can't just outright annex those nations with no war. What you could do is vassalize those nations and then annex them after some time.
    • Thank you.
  • Luxembourg expands 10,000 sq km into whatever is next to it. Military expands.
    • Maximum expansion (no matter where) is only 10,000 km.
    • Oh.
  • Orissan trading resumes to respectable levels after the emergency evacuation carried out last year. Due to all the arriving colonists being Hindu and the new territories of the Naya Mataram colony mostly Muslims - ghettos are made by the 10s here as well. Large army numbers are established onto the new areas and many missionaries also arrive to try to convert the populace to "save them" from the ghettos. As a result, Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the southern Philippine island. The puppet candidate (named the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan) also sees a few Orissan arriving to the Hindu country and the Raja pressuring the country to sign a clientage treaty stating Orissa's power and the country's need of "protection" by a strong Hindu kingdom.. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. In Bhubaneswar, the Rani begins to exhibit signs of depression. The Raja of Bihar soon takes over many of the administrative duties. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing even better off merchants to send their children to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The SOC grows as more ships are added. Army is made better. The Raja says that it is the SOC's responsibility to look over things in the Philippines. Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and begins to trade more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. Hundreds of ghettos are built to speed up conversion of the Muslims in the territory of Maliwa - and isolate those who don't. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They continue to expand their influence into Oudh, sending in Vedic missionaries.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Orissan Rajputs see the roads constructed bringing in traders. Schools completed have many students from rich families studying. Anti-plague measures are taken and its army goes to help the Orissans.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. They continue to trade with Orissa, with the country becoming even more important for the SOC. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 10,000 km onto the island of Sundabang.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • Sudan: Military and economy are improved, and the infrastructure is improved. Orthodox Christianity is spreading faster than ever, making 16% of the population. The Sultan is notified of this, but does nothing, hoping it will slow down.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse. The Kejszar continues his program. The governor of New Norway, Alekszander Nyborg, begins to ask the native Myami state to join the colony since it is completely surrounded by it. The Sultan of Bengal, now a ceremonial leader with the Scandinavian Viceroy holding all power, begins to convince the Lankan kingdoms to join the viceroyalty.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse: Preparations begin in earnest for the amalgamation of Magdeburg (excepting the actual city of Magdeburg) into the United Monarchy. The army is expanded. As the book on Australis becomes even more widely read, many people believe that the government should put more money into scientific expeditions. The King-Duke agrees, and creates the "Royal and Ducal Society of Science and Geography". The Royal Ducal Society gets money from the government, as well as from wealthy benefactors, of which there are many. The universities of Magdeburg and Kassel also contribute funds. Using the money, the society buys a ship, and prepares it for an expedition to an uncontacted part of Africa (around OTL Angola-ish). However, before the expedition gets underway, the organisers decide on a change of plans. They remember the success the scientists had when attached to a Mission, and so decide to get into a relationship with the Holy Wettin Missionary Order. The Society will provide the order with money and ships, whilst the Order takes a set number of scientists with them on their Missions, and allows the ships of the society to fly under the flag of the Archbishop. The Order agrees, and the expedition to Africa departs Europe. The King-Duke also restates his request to the Pope, that the Archbishop of Magdeburg be promoted to Primate of the Catholic Germans (see last year's post).
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: In Australis, the first Aboriginal Monk is ordained and accepted into the Holy Wettin Missionary Order. More Aboriginals convert to Catholicism, and work starts on translating significant parts of the Bible into the new Aboriginal script.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe are expanded; Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. Cypriot ships on the way to various ports in Venice the Cypriot colonies are attacked by pirates in Cyrenaican ships. Cyprus accuses Cyrenaica of harbouring pirates.
  • Crete expands its army and navy and follows suit in accusing Cyrenaica of harbouring pirates. More Cretans are encouraged to leave for Cypriot colonies. 
  • Venice grows concerned at the rapid expansion of Hungary and the union of Bosnia and Serbia. Thus the Venetians strengthen their military assets in Greece and Croatia. Albania moves closer to the Venetian League and Montenegro requests to join as well. Meanwhile, Venetian Malacca is reorganized as a puppet state of Venice with the Venetians keeping Singapore. Venetian Malacca expands by 5000 sq km into the Malay Peninsula while Nuovo Brescia expands by 4100 sq km.
    • King Marcus asks Venice to aid in a Roman invasion of the Muslim state of Georgia-Armenia
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 39 and Marcus turns 34. Queen Lea turns 53 and King Julius turns 56. Alice and Rebecca turn 13 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 13 (King Julius's Son). A few days after their 20th anniversary, Queen Lea and King Julius are killed by a group of Muslim extermists, and Prince Marcus and his wife Uracca of Portugal assume there thrones as King Marcus I and Queen Uracca, with Prince Jacob being taken under his brothers wing, and they begin to whip the nation into a war frenzy calling for war against the Muslims of the Middle East, and the new King Marcus asks Venice and Portugal to aid in a Roman invasion of the Muslim state of Georgia-Armenia.
    • There is no reason foe Georgia or Armenia being Muslim. Even with the forced conversions, in likeliness, the area would mostly reconvert to Orthodoxism after the collapse of the Caliphate.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its military, with most of the focus on the navy. Negotiations continue swimmingly with the powerful Bedouin tribe leader. It is expected that his tribe will enter the Arabian federation as the 69th Sheikhdom next year in 1647. The federation also re-elects Sultan Omar, the Emir of Muscat as Emir Omar is declared to be Sultan for his fourth term.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up. Colonies expand, and the growing of school system continues
  • The Russian Tsar wants to move some troops onto their frontier in Sibera, so he basically forces the Tatar State to sign a treaty allowing Russian troops to move through their territory, using his newfound power and influence to ultimatum Tatar into submission, threatening attack, furthering their status as a near-vassal of Russia. Russia's industry booms, with more and more flax being produced each year. Russian Tsar decides to get more Baltic Coast, but he knows that most Baltic ex-Russian ports are NETA cities, and under his control, so he asks the Nations of Taalinn and Estland to let Russian fleets dock at their ports, and offer to Replace or repair the one Bogatyr in the Taalinn fleet. Kanada expands 4000 sq km

1647

With Bourbon weakened, Auvergne moves in and takes over the rest of the territory, while the claimant himself flees, with his whereabouts unknown. Meanwhile, Champagne turns its attentions to the Orleáns claimant. Through the year, Champagne's forces capture Orleáns itself, with the claimant's center of operations relocating to Bourges. Meanwhile, the Aquitanian expedition sets off. While the expedition manages to convince the colonists on the Canary islands and in Cap-Vert to join Aquitaine with ease, it is discovered that Fort Moreau has been annexed by the Flemish colony right north of it, and although the expedition manages to reach Fort Ouest-Bout, part of its territory has been abandoned, although the colony still exists.

The former Burmese vassals (Ava and Lanna) of Tibet formally unite under the control of the Shan Kingdom. The exclave at -------- also joins the new Kingdom of Myanmar. The Shan's capital at Mohnyin becomes the capital of the new Kingdom.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Somali Sultanate: Development of infrastructure, military buildup, and manufacturing continue.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • Germany begins to pull out of Prussia. WE ARE NOT DONE YET. Meanwhile, we expand 10,000 sq km into Brunswick. Science and stuff improve, and the German-Antillian Fur Trade Company expands its business into Scandinavia and Russia as well as other cold-ish places. Mysore continues to expand its influence on the Indian subcontinent and begins to pressure its vassal.
  • Luxembourg expands its military. 10,000 sq km into whatever it is next to it. New Luxembourg expands 200 sq km.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Duarte II dies, and is succeeded by his son Dinis, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Dinis III, King of Portugal, Galícia, Algarve and from either side of the sea in Africa, Prince of Brasil, Lord of Guinea, of either side of the Rio da Prata, and Lord of Commerce, Navigation and Conquest on India." Meanwhile in León, Beatriz de Haro gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfonso, and in Castille, Isabel de La Cerda gives birth to a girl, who is named Elvira. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 300 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1900 sq km, and Rio Grande expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1900 sq km. Meanwhile in Índia, the piracy problem is still being combated.
  • Poland: Antoniuz continues to upgrade the military. Taxes are put into buying better weapons for the soldiers, and the economy gets a small boost from the blacksmiths making more money.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its education system, and see to it that children in small villages are able to gain basic education. The military and economy are expanded, with the developing of larger cities outside of the capital. The city of Adawa is expanded to including dozens of new factories, and allow the Ethiopians to produce high-quality muskets en masse. The colony of Yäwah Wäjäb is expanded by 300 km, Wärqama is expanded by 200 km, and Cagayan expanded by 500 km. Conversion of the population in Aceh continues, and the establishment of several churches there are made.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate again asks Portugal and the Levantine Kingdom for aid in the war in exchange for iron and coal. Territory losses are starting to be taken to Morocco, and they are almost at Ceuta. Sultan Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid decides to join in the fight as the general of the army, taking the Moroccans on at the ruins of Volubilis.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy as the Eastern Renaissance continues. Urban cities grow as more and more people move away from the countryside. During this time, the Shifu and the Jiuhi families move to Beijing. Both go into trading, launching the Jade Ocean Shipping Company. The company quickly gains popularity as their new methods of shipping allow for quicker and safer routes. Meanwhile, the Philippines colony expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and the military is built up, school system continues to grow now with about 10% of Burgundian people using it and the growth of Literature of the Burgundian language grows, mainly among the nobles. Secularism growns among the nobles and the bourgeoisie, as the king offers many traders and bank members greater status in the Burgundian Society.
  • Normandy: Normandy is finally able to successfully wear out the Bretons and push into Brittany. William reaches his tenth year on the throne. Rumors once more surface of his lack of wife and heir. Population continues to grow.
  • Cyprus declares war on Cyrenaica after accusing the leaders of Cyrenaica of not doing anything to stop pirates, after many more assaults on Cypriot shipping. Cypriot troops and navy mobilise and land in Cyrenaica, with the help of Cretans. Cyprus appeals to its allies for help in the invasion. Cyprus continues to expand its colonies; Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete also declares war on Cyrenaica, and troops are mobilised to invade along with the Cypriot army and navy. 
  • United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse: King-Duke Rupprecht again asks the Pope if the Archbishop of Magdeburg can be promoted to Primate. (Mods?). The armies are expanded. 
  • Archbishop of Magdeburg: The joint HW Missionary Order-RD Society Mission to Africa reaches its destination, and establishes the Saint Paul Mission. Meanwhile in Saint Boniface's, another Aboriginal is ordained as a Brother of the Order. The Gospel of Saint Matthew is fully translated into the local indigenous language, using the alphabet designed by the monks.
  • Venice continues to reinforce the eastern border. The nation is also particularly worried that Hungary will seek to regain its Croatian coastline from Venice. Meanwhile, Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km. Talks with Nya Gyptios continue as the leaders of the struggling colony bend to the Venetian offers.
    • Where are you expanding 5000 km from?
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The federation expands inland into Arabia by 10,000 sq km as the powerful Bedouin tribe leader agrees to join the federation and he becomes the 69th Sheik and his tribe's territory is reorganised into the Arabian federation's 69th Sheikhdom state. Sultan Omar, the Emir of Muscat praises the decision for the tribe to join the federation and along with the rest of the Sheikh council they help integrate the new territory into the federation by setting out plans to improve infrastructure, economic development and military.
  • The Russian moves more troops to the frontier through the Tatar state. More troops are staying in the Tatar state though, as though planning something... In any case, more trade ships are constructed to bolster the economy, and the City Education act is passed for each major city to be forced to maintain an educational institution, with universities in Moscow, Novgorod, and Kazan. Construction begins immediately. Meanwhile, Kanada grows by 4000 sq km, and Russia's control over the Tatar state tightens. Tsar Peter I begins negotiations with the Ukrainians (still officially unrecognized) to form a military alliance as Russia needs their grain ... More will ensue...
  • Korea: The emperor encourages adopting the trading techniques of China's Jade Ocean Shipping Company to further trade speed and safety in the pirate crisis. Korean ports develop new ways of defending themselves from pirate raids, and the emperor encourages traders to arm their ships for their safety and to report any possible pirate raids to their regional port and navy authority.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. A small number in the north convert to Kappelism. The Oligarchy passes new laws that weaken the power of the Cabinet, to decrease the threat to their own authority. New taxes are enacted to pay for the Royal Science Academy's experiments. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • In the Orissan colony of Naya Mataram, more ghettos are made. Large army numbers are established onto the new areas and many missionaries also arrive to try to convert the populace to "save them" from the ghettos. As a result, Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the southern Philippine island. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan and makes their puppetisation official by signing a clientage treaty. This is supported by a number of Orissan citizens arriving in the country to set up new lives in a Hindu country. The government gets the support of Orissa and the SOC by doing so and begins to see a lot of SOC investment. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. Bhubaneswar grows too. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation as the Rani takes a backseat in the actions of her nation, helping to raise her children instead. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing even better off merchants to send their children to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The SOC grows as more ships are added. Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. With greater industry, a new class of ship begins to be built. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with many older ships being completely decommissioned or being sold off to first-time merchants willing to trade - helping increase the money the Navy has. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and trades more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. Many also move out to the colony and Mataram as well as the Puppet of Cebu and Bhutuan. In a surprising more by the Raja, he incorporates the Orissan Rajputs into Orissa itself and diverts funds to build up the infrastructure in the area. Hundreds of ghettos are built to speed up conversion of the Muslims in the territory of Maliwa - and isolate those who don't. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They continue to expand their influence into Oudh, sending in Vedic missionaries.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Mataram sees more profits, with the army improved. Trading with Orissa continues, with trading links being opened up with Cebu and Butuan. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 10,000 km onto the island of Sundabang. Spices also begin to be grown on the island in large number as the SOC begins to receive a greater demand for it.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 1,500 km. The military expands. Many people in Northern India convert to Sikhism because of increased Rajput missionary activity.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse. Meanwhile, with Erik VI's death, his son and Prince of Galicia/Finland, Dinis, is crowned Kesjar as Denis I. The new Kejszar continues his father's program, and the village of Goteborg is elevated to a city.
    • In case of somebody wondering why I am posting here, AP said that he would be away from today until Sunday, so he asked me to post in his place during this time.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 20:05, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

1648

Having convinced Fort Ouest-Bout to join, the expedition comes back to Aquitaine being successful on establishing Aquitanian control over the French colonies. Meanwhile in the north, the Champagne claimant's armies continue pushing on Bourges' territory, and in one battle, the rival claimant is killed. After his death, the Champagne claimant establishes his control over the territory, while people on the west start to join the state. Meanwhile, the attentions of Champagne turn to the Auvergne claimant, who leads to an offensive. The Auvergne claimant surrenders after the Champagnois armies reach Clermont. Having defeated all the other claimants, the Champagne claimant has himself crowned as Pierre I, King of France.

The Maori Empire expands across all OTL North New Zealand island and the King of the Maori declares himself Emperor of the Empire of Aotearoa.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 200 sq km, and in Índia, taking advantage of the situation on Gujarat, Índia expands 700 sq km to connect the Bávenagar exclave with the rest of Índia. Meanwhile in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1450 sq km, and Rio Grande expands 550 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2000 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • ARGHLEBHARGHLEGNUERSFJWNDSFWS I just noticed that Bavaria took over Bohemia! WUOFHEWNSDFEUADWJNGFUEIHJFEOW There go all my plans!
  • Germany expands its military as we pull out Prussia, having taken a whole swath of land. Colonies expand as usual. We expand 10,000 sq km into Brunswick, continuously converting the population to the Germanic Church. The Wettin Lands are invited to the Germanic Church. Mysore is still spreading its influence in India. The fur trade, coal market, and tea trade continue to expand. A new governor's palace is under construction in Mysore and Neu Berlin becomes a Crown Colony.
  • Luxembourg expands its military and 10,000 sq km into Nation X next to it.
  • Normandy: The war enters its fourth year. Norman forces push deeper into Brittany, devastating the various rebel militias. King William V publicly appears in Rouen in a grand procession, wearing goods brought over from Brittany. Population expands and the baby boom begins to slow.
  • Somali Sultanate: Development of infrastructure, military buildup, and manufacturing continue.
  • Bavaria expands industry. Increases military. Stuff happens. Bavaria continues to expand education. Bohemian infrastructure is updated.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse: The King-Duke tells the Pope to reply to his request (Mods?) or he will defect to the German Church. HR&DM hopes such action will not be necessary, however. The artillery in particular is improved.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The African mission, Saint Paul's, begins converting some natives to the Catholic Church and getting a rapport with the locals, enabling the scientists to study to their hearts' content. In the Australis mission, yet another local man is ordained as a priest. The Gospel of Mark is also translated to Aboriginal Missionary Script. 
  • Cyprus continues to make inroads into Cyrenaican territory. Cyprus also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 41 and Marcus turns 36.  Alice and Rebecca turn 15 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 15 (King Julius's Son). Military buildup continues. King Marcus asks Venice and Portugal to aid in a Roman invasion of the state of Georgia-Armenia.  Rome declares war on Georgia-Armenia or whatever it's called and both Cyprus and Crete and the Venetain League have agreed to declare war on Georgia-Aremnia, which means a lot of nations are now allied with Rome against them.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded inland by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its infrastructure, with most focus on the new 69th Sheikhdom state. Sultan Omar, the Emir of Muscat falls ill this year and dies while in his fourth term of office. Sultan Omar, Emir of Muscat, is given a state funeral and his son Ahmed Nabhan is crowned Emir of Muscat and Emir Muhammad bin Said II, of Shaybah is elected Sultan following a by-election and Sultan Muhammad is to remain in office until 1656 when Sultan Omar's term would have been over. Sultan Muhammad vows to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue policies of a secularist state with unrestricted trade.
  • China continues to expand its military and infrastructure. The Jade Ocean Shipping Company establishes more ports in sea-based cities.
  • Korea: The emperor commissions for port defense forts to install cannons. Trade becomes more secure and companies invest in private security to counter the pirate threat.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. A small number in the north convert to Kappelism. The Oligarchy continues passing laws that weaken the power of the Cabinet. The Cabinet responds by attempting to pass a new law weakening the Oligarchy, but it fails. New taxes are enacted to pay for the Royal Science Academy's experiments. Several new weapons are acquired via trade with the Europeans. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • In the Orissan colony of Naya Mataram, more ghettos are made. As a result, Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the southern Philippine island. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expand 10,000 km onto the islands between them. This is supported by a number of Orissan citizens arriving in the country to set up new lives in a Hindu country. The economy of Cebu and Butuan grows. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. Bhubaneswar grows too. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing even better off merchants to send their children to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The SOC grows as more ships are added. Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. The first 10 prototypes of the new ships see launch into the fleet. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with many older ships being completely decommissioned or being sold off to first-time merchants willing to trade - helping increase the money the Navy has. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and trades more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, helping trade boom. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. Ghettos are being put to good use and in many areas, and are being less and less used as the numbers of Muslims continue to drop. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. They vassalise Oudh, sending in Vedic missionaries. Orissa, seeing the threat of a Sunderbang is chaos, orders the invasion of the country. The navy soon moves in, using Mataram's expansion into the country as a springboard, sends in troops to conquer the region in disarray.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Mataram sees more profits, with the army improved. Trading with Orissa continues, with trading links being opened up with Cebu and Butuan. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. It expands 10,000 km onto the island of Sundabang, and helps the Orissan troops conquer Sundebang as they have stated it is for Mataram. Spices also begin to be grown on the island in large numbers as the SOC begins to receive a greater demand for it.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse.
  • Russia continues economic boom. More ships are built. Novorossiya expands 4000 sq km due to increase in cotton production.

1649

Pope Martin VI dies, and a Cardinal from Arles is elected, taking the papal name of Boniface X. The new Pope acknowledges Toulouse and Aquitaine's independence, and agrees to the until-then unanswered request of 1646 by the King of Saxony.

With France united, the people of Poitou, Maine and Anjou join the newly-stabilized France. Meanwhile, another minor noble called Claude de Châtillon declares himself Count of La Marche, although his period as a sovereign lord is very short, as France quickly moves in. Châtillon is allowed to retain his titles on the condition he pledges vassalage to the French King.

Persia offers Rome support for the war with Georgia, as the Persians have a long standing border dispute with the Georgians.

Nea Gyptios agrees to join Venice as a vassal, not a colony.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Castille, Isabel de La Cerda gives birth to a boy, named Juan, and in Portugal, the Duke of Barcelos, Pedro I, dies and is succeeded by his son. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, and Índia expands 800 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2100 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1800 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues expanding into the Ryūkyū Kingdom by 700 sq km while fighting against the Japanese Pirates. By the end of the year the Pirate-held Ryūkyū Kingdom has fallen to the Okinawa Kingdom, though the fight against the remaining Japanese Pirates continues on. Shogun Mononobe Yukihito continues to send some supplies and support to Okinawa to help them defeat any remaining pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Levantine Kingdom plans to help the Nasrids in the war. New Syria grows by 1500 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 300 and Nusantara by 200. 
  • Sudan: Military and infrastructure are improved on. Work continues on centralizing the government.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate continues to try to hold its ground against the Moroccans. The Sultan continues to fight as a general in the army. Granadan explorers find a colony in OTL Venezuela. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 1,500 km. A group of independently minded Jains cobble together what money they can and buy four old transport vessels. With them they set out to establish a homeland for their people.
    • The Raja is sympathetic to their cause and offers a few military escorts and some Jains from Orissa to accompany them.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • Cyprus continues to expand into Cyrenaican territory, and captures the city of Benghazi. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete continues to make inroads into Cyrenaica along with the Cypriots. 
  • Apache: The Apachean Elder Council spirirtual makeup is that 40% are Catholic 10% are Catholic Bishops, 35% are Shamanistic and the are Matoist (Christ's Shamans). Apachean Catholics wish for an Apachean Cardinal because they are a Catholic majority in the New World. The infrastructure is improved as local communties take it upon themselves to improve the road system. Ekta has grown ill and has not been attending public occasions and is rarely seen. Govind is taking a pilgrimage to the Pope's new home to hold conference much to the delight of the general population. The Elder Council is ready to elect a Great Chief.
  • Somali Sultanate: Industrialization, military build up, and manufacturing of supplies nears a close, as does Somalian deals and Sultan Asad Dalmar life, at the ripe age of 49. His 24 year old son, Prince Kareem Dalmar prepares to take the throne.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand the education system of the empire, making it mandatory in all cities of the Emperor's domain. Expansion of Christianity in Aceh continues, and the Patriarch makes yet another special trip to a faraway land to baptize the leader of the kingdom at his request so as to gain the support of the growing Christian minority. With the conquest of Adal complete, the Ethiopians begin the widescale conversion and suppression of the Adalese population so as to prepare it for unification with the Ethiopian Empire as a vassal state. The military is expanded, and given the new colonies of the empire. The navy is given additional priority as usual. The economy is expanded, with countless factories sprouting up throughout Ethiopia's hinterlands, and farms providing plentiful food for the growing population. The colony of Yäwah Wäjäb is expanded by 600 km, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 400 km.
    • You might want to say that you have won against Adal.
    • Thank you for reminding me. ~Viva
    • No problem.
  • Germany does its normal stuff. Colonies, military, etc. All as usual (colonies). We are so bored, we hold tea parties with Venice. (JK JK).
  • Venice and its allies send SUPPORT to Crete and Rome with some troops from Greece, Albania and Thrace sent to help. Venice itself invades Bosnia-Serbia in an attempt to counter Hungarian expansion and connect the Croatia and Dalamatia to Albania and Greece. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km and prepares to annex Nya Gyptios after the leaders of the Egyptian colony finally agree to unite with their larger neighbour.
    • Again, where are you getting 5000 km from?
    • Malacca is a puppet state of Venice. They are not a colony. 
    • You should change their borders and nation colour then.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony-Hesse: The King-Duke is overjoyed that the new Pope has accepted his request. With this, the planned addition of non-metropolitan Magdeburg into the United Monarchy can take place, and the official ceremopny will occur next year.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The newly-promoted Primate is exceedingly pleased with his new title: Primate of the Catholic Germans. His Grace gathers all the Catholic Archbishops and Bishops from the Wettin Lands and neighbouring German lands, and they all accept the Pope's actions. Meanwhile, the Missions (Australis and Africa) continue to thrive. Plans are laid (with the RD Geographic Society) for another mission to Australis, farther down the Western coast (around OTL Perth).
  • Bavaria expands the military. Does some more stuff. Prague begins to be updated, the plan is to make Prague a jewel of Europe, a beautiful and mighty city that rivals cities like Munchen, Venice, etc. We are increasingly bored and begin hosting balls with Germany and Venice, complete with burlesque dancers.(jk jk)
  • In the Orissan colony of Naya Mataram, more ghettos are made. As a result, Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the southern Philippine island. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expand 10,000 km onto the island next to Cebu. This is supported by a number of Orissan citizens arriving in the country to set up new lives in a Hindu country. The economy of Cebu and Butuan grows. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing even better off merchants to send their children to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The SOC grows as more ships are added. Industry begins to grow at faster rates as trading begins to increase again. The first ten prototypes perform well against Sundabang, and win decisively. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with the prototypes becoming part of the navy and getting promoted to a new class of ship. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and trades more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. Roads continue to be built from Bhubaneswar to Bumbai passing through Godavari, with roads beginning to be constructed from Orissa to former Bijapur itself passing through the expanded territories of Khandesh. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. Not many ghettos are built this year, with over 60% of Malwans now Hindu and conversion numbers continuing steady. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi, taking land. Orissa finishes its first phase of war against Sundabang. They consolidate gains and the captured territory is added onto Mataram.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The returning army helps train new recruits. Fields begin to grow cotton again, and anti-plague measures are taken with its army helping the Orissans.
  • Mataram sees more profits, with the army improved. Trading with Orissa and its associates proves profitable. The navy also combats the pirates and helps SOC ships. Spices grown on the island are sold to the SOC, which sells them in Orissa itself. A large amount also goes to the NOC who take the spices in Europe to be sold. Mataram consolidates its gains, and does not expand at all - only taking over the amount of territory won against Sundabang.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded inland by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its economy as trade restrictions are further relaxed and exports from the colonies is increased, too. Sultan Muhammad II announces that a census of the Arabian federation will be done next year.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Many Catholics continue converting to Germanic Catholicism, and a few to Italian Catholicism. A small number in the north convert to Kappelism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are enacted to pay for the Royal Science Academy's experiments. More new weapons are acquired via trade with the Europeans. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse.
  • Rome: We thank the Persians greatly for their aid, and we continue to advance agasint the Georgians.
  • Burgundy: The military is built up, the new French government is seen as an interesting new plausible ally, but many nobles ask the king to draw a plausible secret plan that in case the new French regime shows any conflict with Burgundy, to invade them before they can do the same for us. School system continue growing, but only 11% of Burgundians use it, colonies expand.
  • Russia sends more troops to the Sibir frontier through Tatar, but leaves some troops in the capital...in any case, military is updated and Novorossiya expands 4000 sq km.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy.

1650

PMII1650
With France already united, the new government acknowledges the independence of Toulouse and Aquitaine, and starts to focus more on rebuilding the country for now.

New Georgia officially re-establishes their independance from Scandinavia, as the differences between the Orthodox New Georgians and the Germanic Scandinavians cannot be ignored. The attempts to "Scandinavize" New Georgia ultimately fail, with the hated Scandinavians being ejected to the nearby colony.

Where's New Georgia?

Right next to Vinland.

So by what methods can Vinland take it over?

War.

I'm gone for a few days and y'all try to dismantle my colonies? Low. Not only is it biased but it makes no sense. They have a devolved parliament and sought protection because they could not defend themselves. Besides, I wrote in that Scandinavians are becoming the majority there.

So you are attempting a genocide there?

I believe that it can be generally accepted to be an abuse of powers to remove mod events created by other moderators pertaining to your nation.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Empress Saigyō dies this year and the Mononobe clan, as well as the rest of Japan, pays their respects. Empress Saigyō's son Katsuyuki succeeds her and he becomes Emperor of the Mononobe Shogunate. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Nuño, the son of Fernando VI, and prince of Asturias, dies, and his brother Juan becomes Prince of Asturias. Meanwhile in Portugal, Dinis III dies, and is succeeded by his son Valdemar. Valdemar is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Valdemar, King of Portugal, Galícia, Algarve and from either side of the sea in Africa, Prince of Brasil, Lord of Guinea, of either side of the Rio da Prata, and Lord of Commerce, Navigation and Conquest on India." Meanwhile, Beatriz de Haro gives birth to a girl, who is named Sancha. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Loanda expands 500 sq km south. Meanwhile, India expands 1100 sq km. In Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1800 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1200 sq km south.
  • Russian forces, locating a Sibirian spy trying to contact the Tatar State to say that they were alive, find him, kill him, and treat this as an excuse to declare war upon Sibir yet again. the Russian government uses those newly stationed troops to invade immediately. Due to much better preparedness levels, Russian troops surge into Sibir territory They smash into an unready and crumbling Sibirian army, with their superior arms and tactics leading the way. This time, the Tsar leads the charge himself, and he does not retreat, and rushes the Sibirian capital. The armies of Russia surround it, not letting the Khan escape his besieged city. By the end of the year, the capital has fallen, and the Khan is captured and placed under house arrest. The Tsar pushes to continue their advance, and they destroy all remaining Sibirian forces. The Russians now occupy Sibir, and they wait for a formal annexation treaty from the Sibir Khan, and his official subjugation and removal of nobility. Troops in the Tatar State remain there, as they have not moved, and they are there for a reason...-Lx (leave me a message) 22:10, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
  • Burgundy: The military is built up, and colonies expand. Some growth is experienced in the school system and economic growth in the Kingdom.
  • Somali Sultanate: Sultan Asad Dalmar has passed away at the ripe age of 50 years and is known as "The State Builder" His 25 year old son, Kareem Dalmar succeeds him and becomes Sultan. Sultan Kareem Dalmar seeks to renew the alliances of the Arabian Federation, The Nasrid Emirate, and Sudan and renew the trade agreement with Venice. Sultan Kareem Dalmar also offers Ethiopia and the Levantine Kingdom an alliance. If the Somali Sultanate is located inland, we begin expanding northeast towards the coastal area between Adal and the Northern Swahili City-states. (If we are at the coast, however, we begin establishing trade ports on Ethiopia, Levanite Yemen, and the Arabian Federation.) Unknown to the new Sultan, Christianity begins spreading in the west.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • Cyprus continues to make inroads into Cyrenaican territory. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km.
  • Normandy: The war slows. Population continues to grow as the babyboom slows to a crawl. In response to the decaying state of the war, WIlliam V agrees to sign an armistice, as well as supporting the many factions of Brittany to form a coherent, valid nation in exchange for undergoing the long process of vassalization.
  • Venice seize Jajce from the Bosnian army with the disunity of the Bosnian and Serbian units allowing multiple Venetian victories. Rome and Cyprus are asked for supplies. Montenegro joins the war wish the promise of more land. Nya Gyptios expands north by 5000 sq km with Venetian supplies. Nuovo Treviso expands northwards along the Mississippi River with Venetian rule established on both banks of the river. Malacca also expands by 5000 sq km as Venetian naval patrols continue to ensure trade routes through the Strait.
    • Look, if you want to capture an important city, go to Jajce. Sarajevo didn't even exist until the Ottoman era in OTL (even the name of the city has Turkish origin), so, since the Ottomans never went there in this TL, Sarajevo doesn't exist here. Even if a city was founded there, it wouldn't have that name.
    • Thanks man. I'm just flat out with uni at the moment and don't have the time to research these things properly.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hessen and Magdeburg: The non-metropolitan regions of Magdeburg are this year officially integrated into the United Monarchy as the "Duchy of Magdeburg", and the King-Duke adds "Duke of Magdeburg" to his titles. 
  • Primal City of Magdeburg: The HWMO sends another mission, complete with scientists, to Australis. The Primate invites Brandenburger and Bavarian scientists to take part in this expedition, or to visit the Saint Boniface Mission.
  • Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. Thousands more arrive from Orissa into the puppet to set up new lives. Many take local wives. The economy of Cebu and Butuan grows. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. Hundreds more schools are built to educate the population, with the schooling numbers allowing even better off merchants to send their children to school. In Bhubhaneswar itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. The SOC grows as more ships are added. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with the new class beginning to be produced quickly as the navy emplys hundreds for the construction of one ship. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and trades more with the Dutch allowing cheese and other goods to flow back to Orissa. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. 70% of Malwa is now Hindu, with the converted Hindus being almost exclusively Trimurt Hindu. Mostly Trimurt conversion takes place as it promises people equality and no caste divide. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. The expansion is followed by an army of road builders following the military, building roads to help supply chains and future tradesmen. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. In Oudh, conversion of Muslims continues to take place. The King of Oudh is removed from power by the Raja of Bihar and Orissa and in his place a loyal committee is set up to run the country before it can be incorporated into Bihar. The captured territories see large amounts of ghettos constructed, with many Trimurt missionaries beginning conversion. Orissa begins to become the spice hub of Asia as spices grown locally and arriving from Mataram are sent off to Europe to be sold at a hefty profit.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The army helps train new recruits. It begins to eye Carnatic to the south.
  • Mataram opens up more trading routes with friendly nations in the area. Pirates have largely been eradicated from its areas of interest, and the navy focuses on other matters. The spice trade begin to become very profitable for the country. Mataram takes hold of its gains and plans for the next phase of the attack.
    • Venice thanks Mataram for the help with eradicating the pirates. Matarami ships are granted free pass though the Straits of Malacca with no docking fees in Malacca or Singapore.
    • Mataram is grateful for this offer, and return the favour. Venetian and Malaccan ships are allowed to dock in any Matarami port without a docking fee. The leaders hope these steps will lead to more profits and better relations.
  • The Nasrid Emirate continues to fight against Morocco, trying to hold on as much as possible. Sultan Aslam is shown to have some military skills, but the Moroccans still manage to hold on while making small gains. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 200 sq km.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy. They expand their Philippines colony by 5000 sq km.
    • Have you forgotten again that you can't exceed colonial rate when expanding your colonies?
    • How are you expanding that by 5000 km? It's a colony and the maximum you can expand that by is 4000 km (considering it's older than a hundred years). Otherwise, it will be 2000 km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism begins to increase its following, overtaking Italian Catholicism. Germanic Catholicism continues gaining followers. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are enacted to pay for the Royal Science Academy's experiments. More new weapons are acquired via trade with the Europeans. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 43 and Marcus turns 38. Alice and Rebecca turn 17 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 17 (King Julius's Son). Military buildup continues. Roman, Venetian, Persian, and Cyprusan forces continue to advance into Georgia.
  • Apache: Ekta has resigned from being the Great Chief and the Elder Council and the new Tribunal Assembly (both dominated by Catholics) elect an Apachean born Catholic Bishop to the position of Great Chief and his name is Fredrick Yavapai, the only Catholic in his entire tribe. The Apachean Acedemy of Engineering has made progress in finishing the Leo Tank and the breech-loading cannon is created finally and the prototypes are deployed for testing. (All this happened because the Apaches followed Leonardo's notes to construct it.) 
    • ​Leonardo's notes are currently in the University of Venice. Breech-loading was created in the 16th century and tanks are not allowed until the 20th ... 
    • The Apachean Horse Archers that went to support the Pope brought back copies. And the Tank is cranked and plausible to build because of the sketches. And when I said breech-loading cannons I meant for the Apache.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand the education system with half of the population now having complete access to it, while the poorer and rural populations have yet to be reached by it. Adal's territory is divided roughly 40/60, with Ethiopia taking 40% of the land along the coasts, and Adal keeping the other 60% to itself. The military and economy are expanded. The road system in Ethiopia is cobbled over to allow for safer and easier travel along longer-lasting roads more resistant to the weather. Also, minor roads leading to industrial regions continue to spread, and the addition of a toll route from Gonder to Axum help increase revenue for the government which is used to modernize the rural regions of the country. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and the conversion of the population continues on. Aceh's population is now 30% Christian, and the Ethiopia government considers bringing Aceh into the empire as a colony.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 1,500 km. The Jain flotilla makes landfall on the tip of the horn of Aphrika they quickly establish a makeshift town they name Navī āśā (New Hope) before the ships must return to port.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded inland by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its economy and the census finds that there are 3,010,356 people living in the Arabian federation. 85% follow Islam, 12% are atheist and the remaining 3% follow various other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, pagan, etc.

1651

Attempting to get an outlet to the sea, the Myanmar kingdom invades and annexes Pegu.

Cleves, and by extension, Berg, sign an alliance with the Netherlands.


  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km. A new colony is established by Mononobe Atsuyoshi at around OTL Tierra del Fuego Province, Chile and is called 宮古 (Miyako), named after the Miyako Islands. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Leon and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Castille, Isabel de La Cerda gives birth to a girl, who is named Leonor. Meanwhile, São Tomé expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, and Índia expands 600 sq km. Meanwhile there, while the pirate problem hasn't been eradicated, it has been reduced greatly at least on the areas nearer to Gujarat. Combating still continues. Meanwhile, in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2300 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1800 sq km. Meanwhile, an epic poem by Simão Viegas de Carvalhal, called Os Lusíadas, is printed in Portugal.
  • Ethiopia expands to the south by 10,000 km, and continues to convert the populations of Aceh and Adal. The education system continues to grow with 60% of the population having access to the system. The military and economy are expanded, and the development of the industrial resources expanded to include new steel foundries for increased industrial capacity. Ethiopia also begins to convert the population of Kitara to Christianity, and prepares to bring it into the empire through peaceful means.
  • Sudan: Military and industrialization are worked upon. Orthodox Christianity continues to spread.
  • Somali Sultanate: Expansion and the spreading of Christianity continue. Now that we know our location is inland, we begin trading with Ethiopia, Adal and the Swahili City-states. We send trade caravans to Sudan, Kitara and the Scandavian colonies. 
  • China expands its military and economy as the Eastern Renaissance continues. The Jade Shipping Company establishes more ports around China and the Eastern Asian coast. Meanwhile, the Philippines colony is expanded by 5000 sq km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra by 200 sq km, taking advantage of Sundabang's collapse.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up, Colonies expand. and school system continue to grow. Alliance is offered to France.
  • Bavaria expands and does more stuff. The Kaiser appoints Alfred Shnider, nobleman and Duke of Bohemia, as the new Kaiser upon his death as he has no natural heirs. Plans to invade Austria are drafted.( I'm assuming it is fair game?) the Kaiser calls upon Venice to aid, land will be provided in the event of a win.)
  • Cyprus continues to make inroads into Cyrenaica. Cyprus continues to expand its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 44 and Marcus turns 39. Alice and Rebecca turn 18 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 18 (King Julius's Son). Military buildup continues as does work on economy and infrastructure. Roman, Venetian, Persian, and Cyprusan forces finally achieve victory over the Georgia-Armenians, and Rome annexes 30% of Georgia-Armenia. We thank our allies for there aid in the war and swear to it Rome will aid all of them in war they need aid in.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: The army is built up.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The new mission to Australis arrives at otl Perth, and contact is made with the local Aborigines. The Brothers are dismayed that they do not speak the same language as the Aborigines around the Saint Boniface Mission, but the priests are not too downheartened, and begin making friends with members of the local population, and trying to be as kind as possible, hoping that the locals will reciprocate. The scientists attached to the mission have a wild time collecting specimens and observing the aborigines.
  • With the fronts dying down in Bosnia and no major inroads made in Serbia, Venice decides to sign a five year truce with Serbia as well as a mutual defense pact should Hungary attack. Venice begins to prepare its military for further confrontations in the Balkans and fortifies the captured Bosnian territory. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km and Nuovo Treviso by 1100 sq km and Nuovo Brescia by 1100 sq km. Nya Gyptios expands by 500 sq km as well.
  • the Kaiser of the Empire of Bavaria calls upon Venice to aid in an invasion of Austria, land will be provided in the event of a win
    • Austria is run by Germany. Germany will coalign with Scandinavia and kick both yo arses.
    • But it is marked as NPC on the map, when did you own it? I know about the Empire thing. I'm lost here, last thing I need is to fight allies.
  • Russia officially annexes the Sibir Khanate. Tsar Peter, seeing great advantage in the situation, with more troops coming through the Tatar State than ever, he siezes the opportunity and offers the Tatars vassalization.  Well, when I say offers I mean comes through the capital with his army and asks him to become his vassal. Seeing no point to retaliate, since Russian armies are now all across the Tatar State, bows his head, not wanting to befall the fate of Sibiran, him being able to keep his nobility, as opposed to the ex-Sibir Khan. Russia now has a fresh new supply of grain. Peter, however, knows that it will not support the population for long, so he sets his eyes on the bread basket of Europe, the Ukraine. With population growth, he does not see a future without a Ukrainian Russia due to Sibiria's surprising lack of airable land. Also, he wants an outlet to the black sea to establish a Black Sea fleet. The miliary is updated with newer tactics. Meanwhile, a Russian Duma delegate Nikita Fotenin (OTL John Locke) publishes an essay entitled the two inevitable truths of government, the first is set out to criticize the idea of absolute monarchy by divine rule found in Europe, and the second is that man is born with certain inalienable rights and freedoms, and that each man is born free (although he equates this with ownership of land). The Duma passes the law on knolops, illegalizing the passing on of indentured servitude (the only legal form of slavery other than unpaid punitive labour) through birth (essentially making it illegal for a person to be born a slave).
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • Germany expands its military. We prepare for another invasion of Prussia sooner or later. All the colonies expand at their normal rates. (And for Pete's sake, my colony by the Bonoman has been expanding since it was founded.) Mysore finally pushes its puppet into full annexation. Bavaria is threatened with war if it invades Austria. Trade expands a lot everywhere. The German's Merchant Union is formed by some annoying little merchants.
  • Luxembourg expands its military and New Luxembourg by 200 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, improving the economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on several scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, as does Italian Catholicism, to a lesser extent. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are enacted to pay for the Royal Science Academy's experiments. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: After the death of the last King, the House of Orange withdraws from the political scene. And Jhon Wittlems is elected the Great Stadtholder, loyal to the House of Orange. He dictates new laws to improve the military, focusing on the navy. Dutch ships hunted whales and cod (they used the grease of whales to oils and alternative industries like soaps and bones were used to make buttons and combs) on the coast of Svalbard. The East India Company United (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC in Dutch) receives further funding from the government and the mission of establishing a stronger trade and higher profits. In this sense are created trading posts in Acech and Ceylon. The government requests trade agreements with neighboring countries. Do I have a colony?
    • ​Indeed. In North America next to the Russian one, with the Russians having been asking to buy that colony for ages.
    • You need a briefing before more mistakes are committed, first, The Netherlands is not a Republic, and you don't have outposts in Asia, although you do have three colonies on the Americas,
    • OK, I will correct this. Let me know anything more. Can you tell me about my colonies?
    • Russia wants to buy your Texan colony. Russia really wants to buy your Texan colony. Please can I buy your Texan colony?
    • Sorry, my land is not for sale. Also, Where is the location of my colonies?
  • Normandy: William V's popularity slightly increases as he turns 35. The failure of the war prompts a rise in republican idealogies as the thought of the monarchy wanes. Population expands and the national population of Normandy reaches 600,000. Vassalization of Brittany continues.
  • Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. Thousands more arrive from Orissa into the puppet to set up new lives. Many take local wives. The economy of Cebu and Butuan grows. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. School construction begins in rural villages, with the Raja hoping for a school every two or three villages. In Bhubhaneswarm, itself, more schools are built - allowing even children of peasants living in the city to get an education on how to write and speak proper Hindi. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with the new class beginning to be produced quickly as the navy employs hundreds for the construction of one ship. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. The NOC pecks up at the change in the Netherlands and quickly offers them trading deals. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. 80% of Malwa is now Hindu, with the converted Hindus being almost exclusively Trimurt Hindu. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. The expansion is followed by an army of road builders following the military, building roads to help supply chains and future tradesmen. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. In Oudh, conversion of Muslims continues to take place. Orissa orders the invasion of Sundabang for the second time to finish off their foe once and for all. They also invade the small grey state at the bottom of Sundabang simultaniously.
    • Netherlands accepts trade deal, and ask for support to my trading post.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The army helps train new recruits. It begins to eye Carnatic to the south. Sends aid.
  • Mataram opens up more trading routes with friendly nations in the area. The spice trade begins to become very profitable for the country. Mataram attacks alongside Orissan troops in this next phase of the war.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded inland by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its economy as an Omani Sheik builds a large steelworks in Khor Fakkan - his royal capital. The Sheik of Khor Fakkan also builds a large new shipyard to make use of the steel to build steel bolts, canons and other parts for the ships.

1652

After the war against Normandy, a new government forms on Brittany, headed by a noble called Hoel de Porhoët, who declares himself King of Brittany as Hoel IV.

Wales sends troops to quell the disorder on Cornwall. On the process, a new King is installed in Cornwall, with Cornwall becoming practically a Welsh vassal.

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, an expedition from Sofala arrives on Ethiopia, and an attempt to ask for permission to trade with the nation is made. Meanwhile, in León, Beatriz de Haro gives birth to a boy, who is named Ramiro. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Afonso V, the Duke of Coimbra, dies and is succeeded by his son Garcia, and still in Portugal, Valdemar I marries Sancha, granddaughter of Afonso III, the Duke of Beja. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km south, Índia expands 700 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1500 sq km following the Paranaíba and Rio Grande expands 700 sq km on the eastern bank of the Guaíba lake. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Santa Maria expands 1800 sq km inland.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate again requests for aid from the Levantine Kingdom and Portugal. Unknown to the Sultan, an organized resistance of Christians begins to form in Malaga. They begin to attract more followers and start to convert people to Christianity. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 200 sq km.
    • You can't found three colonies in a 50-year span. If you are going to found it, wait until 1658, as you say your first colony was founded in 1608.
    • OK, well just ignore the New Ishbiliyya posts so far, and I'll post about finding a colony (not necessarily in Venezuela again) in 1658. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 22:31, March 26, 2013 (UTC)
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 1,500 km. The Jains struggle in their new environment but persevere as they always have Navī āśā expands by 200 km.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • Venice expands its economy with more money put into Singapore and Malacca causing the latter to expand by another 5000 sq km in Malay. Nuovo Brescia expands by 2100 sq km; while Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 1100 sq km. Nya Gyptios also expands by 5000 sq km. 
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each.
  • Burgundy: It asks for an alliance with the Dutch and Politely Asks them to cede one port to Burgundy to open trade towards the Baltic sea and the Northern Sea. It also asks for a trade agreement, due to the current land-lock status of the Kingdom, Colonies expand and military is built up. School system reaches 15% of the total Burgundian population using it or being aware of its existence or presence in Dijon and other major cities.
    • Netherlands accepts alliance, but can't cede a port. We offer our ports as a point of departure to your colonies, but under our control; and also exclusive trade agreement. All incoming products will have a tax of 20%.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue expanding 2000 km northeast towards the coast and trading with our neighbors. Trade routes to Sudan, Kitara, and Scandavian colonies are also established. Sultan Kareem Dalmar becomes aware of the spreading of Christianity. Rather than exerting military control, however, he takes a more tolerable approach and spreads Islam, pushing Christianity to the far western border.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser responds to Germany, stating that the Empire was not aware of Austria's current state and further apologizes, and asks that our alliance remain intact. The Kaiser proposes to Saxony and Germany that a Germanic League be established, a common trade and diplomatic alliance. The Reichstag orders the rewriting of the business system to help accommodate the ever growing middle class. The military instead turns its eyes toward the grey state just to the South of Bavaria and West of Salzburg. Plans are to begin the invasion of Tyrolia in the next year. The military is expanded this year. Education is slowly becoming mandated toward the general public due to the middle class clamouring for more education services.
    • Jes. Germany agrees to ze Germanic League.
    • UMSHM Diplomacy: King Rupprecht II agrees completely to the proposed Germanic League, and hopes that the three allies can remain a bastion of stability in central Europe.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland is abandoned. The Kejszar is offended by the New Georgian decision to leave the empire, he states that the nation will no longer protect them and they will be open to attack - something their small and unarmed nation can not prevent. Scandinavian majority areas of New Georgia, on the mainland only, are reinforced. Meanwhile, the colonial militia withdraws from the Georgian areas (the actual island). The army prepares for an invasion of New Georgia all while the navy out of Vikstig preps a blockade of the New Georgian coast. The Kejszar reaffirms the alliance with the Netherlands. He expresses relief over the resolution to the Austria crisis of last year, but also informs all sides that the nation would have sided with the Germans.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies at their normal rates. Vinland vill also invade New Georgia next year vith ze Scandinavians. Meanvhile, Mysore continues to expand its influence on its neighbors, particularly pressuring Travancore. Also, the Germanic Church sends missionaries to ze uneducated tribes of Antillia, and zey seek haven in ze Mayan Empire. Research in all fields continues, and ze fur trade expands all over ze place. Ze Kaiser dies and a massive funeral is held for him in Berlin. He is buried in ze Hohenzollern Mausoleum in Germany and is remembered greatly for his achievements. Wilhelm V takes ze throne, also inheriting Austria from the final king, who vas a descendant of an old Brandeburgish Kaiser. Dying heirless, ze throne passes to Wilhelm V, expanding ze German realm. Ze Germanic Church begins to expand influence in Austria and several Orthodox Catholics are converted.
    • Orthodox Catholics don't exist, much less in Austria.
    • I believe by "Orthodox Catholics" he means Roman Catholics, as opposed to the Germanic Catholics who adhere to the Germanic Church. And yes, Orthodox Catholics kinda do exist, hence the Eastern Catholic Churches, but I doubt they are the church to which he was referring.
    • I mean "orthodox" as a word, not a sect. Notice lowercase "o" my good sir.
  • Luxembourg expands its military and economy. New Luxembourg expands by 200 sq km.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hessen and Magdeburg: The King is greatly pleased that war has been averted between his two neighbours and allies. The army is expanded again.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The second mission in Australis manages to convert a few of the local Aborigines, and steps are made in understanding the local language. The new Mission is officially named the Saint Raymond Nonnatus Mission. The scientists also collect more samples, and use their rudimentary knowledge of basic local words to understand more about the aboriginal way of life. The scientists hope to publish their own book to rival the fame and popularity of Leben in Australis. 
  • Cyprus continues to expand into Cyrenaica. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km.
  • Crete continues to help Cyprus.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 45 and Marcus turns 40. Alice and Rebecca turn 19 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 19 (King Julius's Son). Military buildup continues as does work on economy and infrastructure. Roman forces aid the Cyprusians and Cretians.
  • Ethiopia's population has increased access to general education, with 80% of the population living within distance of an imperial school. The military and economy are increased, and the development of new toll routes in the empire are already taking hold. The empire is expanded 10,000 km to the south, and the annexation of Aceh underway with the signing of a treaty with the Acehese sultan, transforming Aceh into a protectorate where Ethiopia shall have control of their external affairs, while the native population continues to govern their internal affairs. The conversion of the population of Aceh continues on, as well as in Kitara.
  • Russia amps up its military. The Russians sign further trade deals with Ukraine, although not getting away from the idea of war. Astrakhan is also ultimatumed into submission, with them sending tribute through grains, a product that Russia's growing population is desperate for. Russians work on improving farmlands in Russia. Meanwhile, explorers are sent into Sibiria, and they claim and expand along the sough on the borders of those nations that are to the southeast of Russia. Meanwhile, the previous Tsar passes away, and is taken to Moscow for a state funeral. It is attended by a minimal amount of people due to his unpopularity at the end of his reign. This Tsar is trying to focus more on maintaining stable population and growth rather than on unification. Poland is excluded from the Russians' proclamation in a general order. Kanada and Novorossiya expand by 2000 sq km each. Russia asks Portugal to purchase access to the great lakes, and asks the Netherlands once again for the rights to purchase their Texan colony.
    • Netherlands colony is not for sale.
    • Need I remind you that the Russian colony surrounds the Dutch colony because the Netherlands were NPC and I needed to expand somewhere?
    • No need, but you can expand some other place.
  • The Arabian Federation's new Bengkulu colony is expanded inland by 2000 sq km. The federation builds up its economy as Sheik Hamad bin Al Sharqi of Khor Fakkan unites his Sheikdom and the Sheikdom of Fujairah after its Sheik dies heir-less and his closest relative is Sheik Hamad bin Al Sharqi of Khor Fakkan. Sheik Hamad's personal fortune continues to increase as his steel works and shipyards make him a lot of revenue for his royal coffers. Using some of his money he has Sheik of Kalba killed and his Sheik also being heir-less allows Sheik Hamad to annex the Sheikdom of Kalba into the Sheikdom of Khor Fakkan. This maneuver was mainly due to the growing power of the Al Burka family, whose mercantile Sheikdom united with their neighbour via dynastic union to unite the two Sheikdoms into the Sheikdom of Musandam. This trend of powerful Sheikdoms taking over their neighbours either by force or diplomacy looks set to continue as the Sheikdoms of Ras Al-Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain join after another dynastic union. This new Sheikdom then annexed its southern neighbour after their Sheik was assassinated - thus creating the Sheikdom of Al Qasimi. Sultan Muhammad II is somewhat pleased that the Sheik council is becoming smaller allowing for decisions to be made easily and quickly, but he is shocked at the corruption and power-grabbing happening, and fears about losing power and sway over the Sheik council.
  • Korean military engineers visit ports around Asia and India to discover new safe shipping methods and port defense mechanisms. Korea expands it navy for pirate hunting and port defense.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: Jhon Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continue to improve the military, focusing on the navy. Dutch ships continue hunt whales and cod on the coast of Svalbard and also found a post there. The VOC create a trading posts in Kongo and Andaman islands, offering protection to local government. The central government began negotiations with neighboring states to form an alliance of military support, mainly in defense. It promotes education in schools and universities. Can someone tell me where is the location of my colonies?
    • The one surrounded by the Russian one in the Gulf of Mexico is your Texan colony - the one Russia wants to purchase.
    • 'And the other two?'
    • One is in OTL Puerto Rico. It can't expand. The other is in OTL Southern Argentina.
  • Crushing defeats are dealt to Sundabang, with victory being swift. The territory is incorporated into Mataram, which gain jurisdiction over the affairs of the nation. War continues against the grey state on the southeast tip of Sumatra. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. Thousands more arrive from Orissa into the puppet to set up new lives. Many take local wives. The economy of Cebu and Butuan grows. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. School construction is completed, with a school every two or three villages. This is supported by the fact that the number of Merchants in these towns are growing very quickly. Almost every resident of Bhubaneswar is now fluet in writing Hindi, with speech not being a problem at all. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with the new class beginning to be produced quickly as the navy employs hundreds for the construction of one ship. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. 85% of Malwa is now Hindu, with the converted Hindus being almost exclusively Trimurt Hindu. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. The expansion is followed by an army of road builders following the military, building roads to help supply chains and future tradesmen. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. In Oudh, conversion of Muslims continues to take place.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The army helps train new recruits. It begins to eye Carnatic to the south. Sends aid.
  • Mataram opens up more trading routes with friendly nations in the area. The spice trade begin to become very profitable for the country. Mataram attacks alongside Orissan troops against the grey puny little state.
  • China expands its military and economy. The Philippines colony is expanded by 2000 sq km.

1653

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Castille and León's economies improve. It seems like the attempt to contact Ethiopia has failed. Meanwhile, in León, Baltasar Gracián publishes the first part of his book, called "El Criticón". Meanwhile, in Portugal, an earthquake happens on the Açores. Meanwhile, São Tomé expands 500 sq km, while the Russian offer is analyzed, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 600 sq km on its main part and 100 sq km on Maputo, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2100 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Santa Maria expands 1250 sq km, and Paraná expands 650 sq km, both inland.
  • Sudan:  Military and infrastructure are improved. Orthodox Christianity continues to spread.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate again asks for aid in the war from the Levantine Kingdom and Portugal. Morocco is still winning the war. Christianity continues to spread in Malaga, gaining more followers as the resistance grows. The Christians in Malaga belong to the Catholic Church, though many have begun following a man named Martim Cruz, he is of Portuguese and Arabic origin. He has more secular values, and his followers are called Cruzists. The Cruzists form up a little under half of the resistance and recent converts.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue to expand 2000 km northeast towards the coast and trade with our neighbors. Trade routes to Sudan, Kitara and Scandavian colonies are firmly established. The spreading of Islam proves to be successful, as Christianity spreads south. Christianity remains in the western edge.
  • The Arabian Federation's Bengkulu colony stops expanding inland now thanks to the victory of Orissa/Mataram over Sundabang and them cutting off the expansion of the Bengkulu colony. The merchants in Bengkulu are annoyed over this and also the anti-Muslim regime of Orissa only helps to fuel this rage. The federation builds up its military as tensions grow high between certain Sheikdoms and the other Sheikhs fear a war breaking out between them. This fear comes from the Sheik of Ajan forcing the Sheik of Al Surrah to marry his daughter to Sheik Ajan and then to abdicate in favour of his daughter and her new husband. The annexation/union of Ajan and Al Surrah causes Sheik Abdula of Dubai to assassinate the Sheik of Jebel Ali so that Dubai could claim the throne of Jebel Ali and annex it into Dubai Sheikdom.
  • Apache: The Apache economy is improved and Great Chief Frederick has official declared a Unification day.
  • Burgundy: The Military is built up, thanks to the Netherlands offer, that is welcomed in the Kingdom with the Reaching of a new Sea Port in the north sea. The trading companies begin growing back as Burgundian Traders before the Dutch Revolt were Widely Known, with this Several New Merchants Enter the Ports in the Netherlands. While this, growth in the Burgundian School System continues as now 16% of the Burgundians use or are in the schools learning basic knowledge for the population according to the High Council of Burgundy. While this, many inhabitants of Burgundy flee to the New World to the colonies of Neu Antwerp, and Brasilea expanding both 750 sq km and some to the Guiane Colony expanding it 500 sq km.
  • The Korean emperor sends his fastest ships to scout for pirate bases. Korea expands its navy for an active campaign against piracy. The Eastern Renaissance produces new types of weapons useful in this endeavor.
  • Normandy: Vassalization of Brittany approaches its final stages, as William V honors the armistice and helps the Bretons form a coherent, peaceful government. William's popularity rises, and the military is built up as well.
    • When the nww government formed, it was not under your influence. You'll have to start again.
    • What about the armistice in 1650 that was signed? It said that Normandy would help Brittany clean up after the war and form a coherent gov't in exchange for vassalization.
    • The war still ended on a draw.And the "armistice" still seems too lopsided for your part, given that you couldn't take any territory to make any demands.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 3100 sq km and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. New Georgia is invaded and other nations are told not to interfere since it was entirely a crown colony. Nya Milan expands 200 sq km around the cape. Caravans are received warmly from an inland nation (Somali Sultanate) by the merchant-run New Milan colony. The Kejszar continues his program. In Nye Norge, the governor continues to pressure the Ohio state into joining the colony.
  • Cyprus ends its war in Cyrenaica after capturing the city of Benghazi. Benghazi is placed under direct rule of Cyprus and Crete, however the natives from the city are given an amount of self rule. The city is also banned from operating a navy for 15 years, to quell piracy in the area. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 46 and Marcus turns 41. Alice and Rebecca turn 20 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 20 (King Julius's Son). Military buildup continues as does work on economy and infrastructure. Roman forces aid the Cyprusians and Cretians. Rome begins SECRETLY planning to finish off its foe of Georgia-Armenia.
  • Venice expands its economy with more money put into Singapore and Malacca causing the latter to expand by another 5000 sq km in Malay. Nuovo Brescia expands by 2100 sq km; while Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 1100 sq km. Nya Gyptios also expands by 5000 sq km. 
  • UMSHM: The army is built up, and work begins on a large road from Kassel to Dresden.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Enough aborigines from the Saint Boniface Mission have taken the cloth that a small satellite mission is established about a hundred km away. The aborigines there speak a mutually intelligible to that of the Saint Boniface aborigines, enabling the priests to communicate the Word of God more easily and quickly with them.
  • Ethiopia extends general education to 90% of the population. The military and economy are expanded, with Ethiopian gunsmiths dabbling with rifling techniques that become standard for the nobility (true rifling was accomplished in the mid-1600s, but not widespread until the 19th century). The colony of Warqama is expanded by 450 km, and the rest of the empire by 9,000 km to the south. Conversion of the population of Adal and Kitara continues, with more than half of Adal's population considered Christians.
    • Russia already invented rifling.
    • Didn't read that anywhere, but I never said they invented it. Only that they began dabbling in it. ~Viva
  • The Russian Economy begins to blossom, as more grain comes in because the Tatars are now official vassals. Some resources are put into infiltrating the Astrakhan and Ukrainian governments, but mostly, just plain expansion into Sibiria occurs hoping to find arable land. Conquer a trade route to China and the Pacific, to have a more direct trade route to the orient to stop the reliance on merchant fleets. In any case, Russia offers once again to purchase the Netherlands' colony that Novorossiya surrounds and requests permission to purchase an outlet to the Great Lakes. In any case, Russian settlers and pioneers navigate past the Portuguese colony and set up shop about 1000 sq km along the remaining unsettled coast of OTL Lake Ontario. Kanada expands 3000 sq km in other places along Gaspe Peninsula.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues to push for the Germanic League. He asks Saxony for input and to join the League. The Reichstag orders the rewriting of the business system to help accommodate the ever growing middle class. The military invades Tyrolia this year. Education is slowly becoming mandated toward the general public due to the middle class clamouring for more education services.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 2000 sq km each. The Manchurians establish a new colony in OTL Alaska.
  • Tibet: After another recession and coup-situation, a transitional government is erected. Aid is quickly sent out to Nepal, Kashmir, Bhutan, the Shan Sultanate, Ava and Lanna, and the Wacheng port. Tibet itself focuses strongly on economic development to counteract the effects of the recession, while military buildup occurs in the vassal states in case of more conflicts.
  • All of your vassals declared independence.
    • Except for Kashmir.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom develops its colony in New Syria by 2300 sq km, and Nusantara by 100. Aid is sent to the Nasrids. Ephraim dies in his sleep and Sargon succeeds to the throne, hoping to re-establish the powerful empire of his namesake and starts planning war against the Mesopotamian states. Education and textiles continue developing.
  • Progress of the armies slows down significantly, and the army begins to complain of fatigue. A third of the nation is captured, and a truce is ordered - bringing the war to an end. The army soldiers are given land if they decide to stay on in the country. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. The SOC sees most of its human traffic heading to the Philippines to set up lives in the puppet, seeing the economies of the countries grow. Bumbai grows as many citizens arrive to do business. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. The number of Merchants in towns are growing very quickly, with many earning good money. This is supported by the fact that thousands are leaving the country to set up new lives in colonies so they can have a decent life (yeah, thousands of peasants are moving away). Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. More ships are added to the naval fleet, with the new class beginning to be produced quickly as the navy employs hundreds for the construction of one ship. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. 95% of Malwa is now Hindu, with anti-Muslim propaganda now being eased down and easy trading laws now coming into place like around the rest of Orissa. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Whatever expansion amount is left over is expanded into the chaos of Gujarat. The expansion is followed by an army of road builders following the military, building roads to help supply chains and future tradesmen. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. Oudh sees many of its leadership changed to make it more under the hand of Bihar. The country just seems to be becoming an extension of Bihar.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. The army helps train new recruits. It begins to eye Carnatic to the south.
  • Mataram opens up more trading routes with friendly nations in the area. The spice trade begin to become very profitable for the country. Mataram takes over all the areas conquered. A huge migration between its territories also begins as many move for a better life. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal, although it is not forced - many people feel they cannot be Buddhists anymore due to all the wars.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies at their usual rates and whatnot. Mysore expands its influence and continues to blackmail its neighbors. Germanic Church expands in Austria.
  • Luxembourg expands military and economy, as well as New Luxembourg by 200 sq km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: Jhon Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. Dutch ships continue fishing on the coast of Svalbard. The VOC inproves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands. The colony of Texas is fortified, New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) tries to expand their possessions to nearby islands, is offered military protection from the natives, and advantageous trade, paving the way for annexing those lands. Argentium colony expand 2000 km north.
    • The Russians interpret the fortification of the Texan colony as aggression by the Dutch, and respond by dispatching the Second Colonial fleet, encompasing  three Bogatyr-class ships, to blockade the Texan colony and cut off trade with it.
  • China expands its military and economy. The Golden Fleet is bolstered to fight piracy. Meanwhile, the Philippines colony expands by 2000 sq km.

1654

Persia, after the end of the latest war, invades Armenia again, the last war being too inconclusive for the Persian side.

An explosion happens in an arsenal at Delft, Holland killing about 100 people.

Fun fact of the turn: Adal is also the name of a Mexican comedian who starred in a show known as Otro Rollo.

  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, a stillborn son is born to Sancha Teles de Meneses. Meanwhile, São Tomé expands 500 sq km, while the Russian offer to buy an part of São Tomé is accepted, provided that an equivalent quantity of land of their colony is given to the capitania of Santo Amaro. Loanda, meanwhile, expands 500 sq km south. Índia expands 300 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1400 sq km, following the Paranaíba, and Paranaguá expands 1000 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2000 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Mononobe Yukihito steps down and Mononobe Kesanori becomes Shogun. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue to expand 2000 km northeastwards and trading with near by countries. Christianity remains on the far western edge of the Sultanate. Expansion toward the coast should end soon (hopefully next year.) The money used for trading is saved in order to esablish trade ports in the future. 
  • Rebuilding moves into full swing in the newly conquered territories. Houses and towns burnt down are rebuilt from scratch. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. More money is gained by the SOC, and their costs go down. Their shipping trade increase again, with new spots like Malacca and Singapore to trade with. The hub cities grow even more this year. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation. The Raja orders projects to be carried out in schools which give the people a sense of unity - under a common language and religion. Large numbers of Merchants begin trading together to outgrow competition and make more profits. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy is at its largest yet and is confident that it can face up to any threat from the enemy. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. Pro-trading laws are ut into affect by the Raja for the whole of Orissa to encourage its growing Merchantile Class. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Whatever expansion amount is leftover is expanded into the chaos of Gujarat. The expansion is followed by an army of road builders following the military, building roads to help supply chains and future tradesmen. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism. The Biharis also begin to eye up Nepal to add to their domains. They send in missionaries who help to re-ignite Hinduism in the heart of the Nepalis and tell them to reject Buddhism as they are not made for it. Many take heed to the wordings. Godavari is incorporated into Orissa this year too, with the provinces of Godavari being the de-facto provinces of the area. Great celebrations are held to mark this event and many people celebrate (this state has been a vassal too long).
  • Mataram opens up more trading routes with friendly nations in the area. The spice trade begin to become very profitable for the country. Huge migration between its territories continue. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal.
  • Burgundy: The Military is built up, the King François Dies and his Heirs Frederic, Louis and Madelein come to power. Frederic Becomes the King of Burgundy while Louis becomes the Duke of Brasilea, and Madeleine, the Duchess of Guiane. Madeleine's son afterwards seeks in the French for a Dynastic Union with the Royal Heir ,and his brother Frederic 19 years of age, seeks for a spouse in the Royal family, offering to the French yet opened to other Nations that may be Interested. Colonies Expand through the Netherlands Ports Neu Antwerp and Brasilea by 750 sq km and Guiane by 500 sq km, School system continues growing with a 17% of usage and navy expands widely in the Northern Sea Coasts.
  • One Question is Switzerland still my vassal or what happened to them? Sine dei gloriem (talk) 00:24, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
    • Independant and Isolationist.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 1,500 km. Navī āśā (New Hope) expands by 200 km. The rest of the expansion is made into the Delhi.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 3100 sq km onto nearby islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. New Georgia is invaded and other nations are told not to interfere since it was entirely a crown colony. Nya Milan expands 200 sq km around the cape. The Kejszar continues his program. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. The speaker of the Riksdag, a top Scandinavian diplomat, asks Russia to end the blockade of Dutch Antillia and for the Dutch to defortify the region or to convince the Russians that they mean no harm. He offers to mediate negotiations. In Skottland, the governor-general visits Wales to greet the new king and to reaffirm the great relations between the two great powers of the Isles.
    • Russia is willing to detatch the blockade during negotiations...and thank the diplomat and Scandinavia for their willingness to mediate this conflict of interest.
  • The Russian Second Colonial Fleet continues its blockade of Dutch Antillia, but agrees that diplomacy could be the best remedy of the situaiton, and agree to detatch the blockade if there are mediated negotiations. Meanwhile, the Russian Tsar works on the military and how to upgrade the navy, with better rifled flintlocks issued to royal guard and Spetsnaz. Kanada expands 4000 sq km, Along Lake Ontario as much as possible and the rest upon Gaspe. With the death of the Posadnik, who gets a state funeral, a new one is appointed and approved by the Duma and Veches, Paul Petrovich Parskov.
  • Korea: The emperor puts out a bounty on all pirates operating in the oceans surrounding the Asian and Indian mainland and islands. The Eastern Renaissance sees an increase in general education. Korean engineers become known for simplicity and effectiveness of designs. The emperor commissions seven new warships for use in the war on pirates.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaiser continues to push for the Germanic League. He asks Saxony for input and to join the League. The Reichstag orders the rewriting of the business system to help accommodate the ever growing middle class. The military continues the war in Tyrolia. Education is slowly becoming mandated toward the general public due to the middle class clamouring for more education services.
  • UMSHM: King-Duke Rupprecht II again states his willingness for the United Monarchy and Anhalt to join the Germanic League, and sends an Ambassadore Extroardinaire to Munich to sign any documentation. The road from Kassel to Dresden is begun, with workers starting from both sides with the aim to meet in Magdeburg, in the middle.
    • The Kaiser greets the ambassador with open arms, next year the three leaders of Central Europe ( Bavaria, Germany, Saxony) will sign the Die Liga der germanischen Nationen
    • (the league of Germanic nations  in Munich.  We will need to create a page. The preliminary seat of the league will be in Nuremberg, with three smaller seats in Munich, Saxony and Berlin.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More Aboriginals are converted to Christianity. The priests begin to hope that if the majority of Aborigines are literate Christians, then the European powers will be less likely to exploit them. However, they also realise that that goal is still eons away, as only the aborigines of the areas immediately surrounding the Missions are Christian, and even then only some are literate.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. In Cypriot-held portions of Cyrenaica, Greek is introduced as a compulsory second language in schools and other educational entities. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete also expands its army and navy.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar colonies expand by 2000 sq km each. Katniss turns 47 and Marcus turns 42. Alice and Rebecca turn 21 (daughters of Marcus and Portugal's Uracca). Jacob turns 21 (King Julius's Son). Military buildup continues as does work on economy and infrastructure.  Rome invades Georgia-Aremnia again with all of its same allies, offering to Persia to split it, Persia getting Armenia and Rome getting Georgia. 
  • Venice develops its economy with more funding for Malacca and Singapore to develop their facilities. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km, Nya Gyptios by 5000 sq km and Nuovo Treviso by 2100 sq km, Nuovo Venexia by 1100 sq km, Nuovo Brescia by 1100 sq km. 
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects, incorporating some acquired European weapons. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
    • Bavaria request an alliance.
    • In the event that this entails a trade pact, then the Mayans accept.
    • You have a deal, we will trade you coal and timber.
    • And we will trade you linen and other assorted crops.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 1900 sq km each, and the new Alaskan colony by 200 sq km.
  • Ethiopia celebrates it accomplishment of bringing free education to all of its subjects. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 1000 km, and the military and economy expanded. The construction of new roads to facilitate the growing industrial complexes in the northern parts of Ethiopia continue. The population of the empire expands some 50% thanks to the extension of modern medicine to the rural regions of Ethiopia, as well as greater food security as the droughts have become less and less destruction with newer and safer farming methods.
  • Normandy: Vassalization continues despite Hoel IV's continually placement of Breton nobles on land meant for the oncoming Norman nobles. Military and population expand in Normandy. William V marries Norman noblewoman Jeanne DuCaenne.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies at their usual rates. Neu Berlin expands 4100 sq km because "If a colony is older than 150 years, a bonus +500 sq km is given for expansion in that colony." and I add that to the usual rate of 3600 sq km. Everything else expands normally at an even 200 sq km. EVERYTHING. Also, the Germanic Church sends more missionaries everywhere. Fur trade expands everywhere and more merchants join the Imperial German Trade Union. Imperial intelligence uncovers a plot wherein the Reichstag was aiming to overthrow the Hohenzollern House and take full power for themselves.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 15,000 sq km as a new Bedouin Sheik agrees for his territory to join the Arabian federation. The Sheik of Dubai now starts to consider taking over the Sheikdom of Al Ain, after the Sheikdoms of Al Rahba and Bu Dhabi merge to form the Emirate of Abu Dhabi al Rahba. The two Sheikdoms on the Qatar also unite after a marriage to form the Emirate of Qatar. Tensions within the Sheik council as the Sheiks fight for power and control against each other.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: Jhon Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The VOC inproves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to nearby islands. Argentium colony expand 2000 km north.

  • Bavaria ends the war and annexes Tyrolia. Stuff happens. Infrastructure is expanded. Education continues to expand toward the lower classes.

1655

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In Hungary, some independentist movements appear on Wallachia. In an attempt to avoid the strengthening of those movements, the former territory of Wallachia is given to a particularly powerful noble from the area, who becomes Duke of Wallachia, although this Duke is still a Hungarian vassal.

Persia accepts the Turkish offer of division.

Nepal rejects any attempt to undermine its Buddhist foundation by the Indians.

Just saying, but the Gurkahs are Hindu in OTL.

Fun fact of the turn(yeah this is a thing now): Stephen VI may well have been the craziest Pope ever – in January 897 he ordered the decomposing body of Pope Formosus to be dug up, dressed in his Papal finery and put on trial for perjury and other crimes. The Formosus was found guilty, so his body was stripped of clothes, his three blessing fingers were cut off, his body was thrown into a grave in a cemetery for transients. Then it was dug up and tossed in the Tiber River.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In Tojiko Jīdūhism becomes a major religion, and some Shintō begins to be mixed into Jīdūhism. Taoism becomes more popular in 九州 (Kyūshū) and parts of 四国 (Shikoku), and also spreads to Tōkaidō. Shogun Mononobe Kesanori wishes to strengthen relations with China, and asks them for a trade agreement.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies, as well as its new trade partner, Bavaria. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects, incorporating some acquired European weapons. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Garcia IV, Duke of Viseu, arranges his son, Afonso's marriage to Urraca Garcia de Sousa, daughter of the Count of Sousa, Garcia II. Mean while, in León, Beatriz de Haro gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca, and, still in León, Juan, son of Fernando VI, marries Isabel de Luna, sister of Álvaro VII, Duke of Trujillo. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Sancho VI, Duke of Odemira, dies, and is succeeded by his son Henrique. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km west, the offer to Russia still standing, Loanda expands 500 sq km, and Índia expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2100 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2100 sq km.
  • Sudan: Military and infrastructure are improved. Orth. Christianity continues to spread.
  • Burgundy: The Duchess of Guiane, Madelein marries the King of France. The King of Burgundy, Frederic offers the new husband of his sister a position in the Duke system of Burgundy as his brother wishes to remain in a peaceful land in the Colony of Brasilea. The French son gains the title of Duke of Neu Antwerp and Lord of Guiane. Military is built up, and navy expands through the Dutch ports. The colonies expand through the now friendly Netherlands: Neu Antwerp and Brasilea 750 sq km and Guiane 500 sq km. Burgundy and France now keep a new open friendly alliance as the King of France is backed and aided by the Burgundian forces and the Burgundian Council.
  • Does the Current King of France have an heir?Sine dei gloriem (talk) 00:55, March 29, 2013 (UTC)
    • Of course.and the King of France (Pierre I) is already married.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 3600 sq km onto nearby islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. New Georgia remains under attack with the Nya Danmarkan militia destroying coastal defenses with the support of the RSN and begins to push inland. Nya Milan expands 200 sq km around the cape. The Kejszar's program, begun under Kejszarinna Karina in 1590, finally ends. The populace rejoices. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. Colonies expand at their normal rates, with the extra 500 sq km going to Neu Berlin. A non-aggression pact is signed with Burgundy (agreed upon in chat) and we ask Russia for an alliance. The German Navy starts flocking along the German coast. 
  • Korea expands its economy and trade becomes more secure as pirates are hunted down. The previously unemployed find work as hired muscle aboard pirate hunting ships. Korea seeks China's help in their war on piracy. The emperor hosts lively festivals promoting the arts and sciences.
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke sends a High Commissioner to Nuremburg, Munich and Berlin to represent the United Monarchy in the Germanic League. A small palace in Dresden is renovated to house the regional directorate of the League. Work on the Dresden-Magdeburg-Kassel Highway continues.
  • Principality of Anhalt: (Yes, it still exists) The Prince, as a vassal of the UMSHM requests to become a second-class member-state of the Germanic League. He decides to improve his princely army, which has fallen behind the rest of Europe in recent decades.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Missions continue to convert and to spread the Word. 
  • The Principality of Cologne, after a couple of centuries of ineffectual political leaders, finally has a Prince who has the hearts and minds of the people captivated. The new Prince is also the Duke of the smaller Duchy of Westphalia. A new ruling family, the House of Gunterin, currently led by beloved Prince Hermann von Gunterin, has been established. Prince Hermann has re-energized the people of his lands, and they begin to experience a time of massive economic growth, in an attempt to catch up to the rest of civilization in Europe. Work has begun to refurbish the Cologne Cathedral, an aging monument to the devout Christian faith of Cologne. Prince Hermann contacted Mainz, Munster, and Palatine, and spoke with them about a Union - the proposed League of the Rhine.
    • ​Prince Hermann von Gunterin is looking to marry a prominent noblewoman.
      • ​Diplomacy of the United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: His Royal and Ducal Majesty, Rupprecht II, wishes to offer Cologne-Westphalia an agreement of friendship, and also offers Prince Hermann his granddaughter, Brunhilde's hand in marriage. Brunhilde is third in line to the throne of the United Monarchy after her father and brother. She also comes from the ancient House of Wettin, whose holdings dominate central Germany. HR&DM would be very pleased if Prince Hermann would become "part of the family".
      • Diplomacy of Cologne and Westphalia: His Princely and Ducal Highness, Herman von Gunterin, accepts the offer of friendship. He proposes Hesse as a dowry for Brunhilde, in order to strengthen our relationship, and strengthen our position as a buffer-nation between Burgundy and Saxony, Brandenburg and Bavaria.
    • Cologne and Westphalia are seeking acknowledgement, and possible friendships, with local regional powers, and the Holy Roman Empire.
    • All right, information about your country: Cologne is an Archbishopric, not a Principality, and the Holy Roman Empire doesn't exist any longer.
    • [Edited: Holy Roman Empire reference] Prior to the Crowning of Prince Hermann, Cologne was established as a Principality. (This occured during Cologne's OTL/ATL split.)
  • ​The current Venetian King decides to consolidate his lineage and offers the hands of his three granddaughters in marriage. The economy is upgraded with more expansion in the port of Malacca inviting in more ships. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km as does Nya Gyptios. Nuovo Brescia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 2100 sq km each. A large force of the Venetian navy is recalled from Malacca as the threat of piracy in the region declines.
    • How old are they?
    • 15, 18 and 20.
  • Apache: The Apachean military is improved with more than 40% of the professional army armed with firearms. Great Chief Frederick visits a dying Ekta and asks what should happen to the Great Chief position and Ekta replied let the Great Chief rule for his life or until he falls out of favour of the tribes and under the rules of the tribes so he will not abuse power.
  • Normandy: Reports of Norman nobles being murdered in Brittany reaches William V. Hoel IV remains silent. The Norman military is further built up and many people join the land army. In other news, the nation rejoices as Queen Jeanne gives birth to a son, Albert.
  • Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid dies and is replaced by his son, Khalid ibn Aslam al-Nasrid. He signs white peace with Morocco, seeing that the war is clearly a stalemate. Khalid decides to try to develop the economy and spread trade. A trade agreement offer is sent Venice. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 1900 sq km each, and the new Alaskan colony by 200 sq km.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 9,500 km. Navī āśā (New Hope) expands by 500 km. The rest of the expansion of 500 km is made into the Delhi.
  • Bundela improves infrastructure and the military.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy. The deals with Japan are accepted.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue to expand 2000 km and trade with near by countries. Sultan Kareem Dalmar is now 30 years of age.
  • As a link with provinces in former Bijapur is made through the chaos in former Khandesh. An army of road builders following the military builds tens of roads to connect up these new territories. The new roads see many merchants travelling on them, although many roads remain incomplete. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah (Collie Sabah). The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island (Cebu does, Collie). The great migration continues and sees many Orissans now living in conquered territories and visa versa. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. The Raja of Bihar continues to rule the nation, yet his health begins to fail due to old age. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy grows again, with new cannons being installed on its ships which have been inspired by Venetian warships. The Pandits continue to convert people in Bengal. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly, by preaching to the Gurkahs.
  • Mataram opens up more trade routes with friendly nations in the area. The spice trade begin to become very profitable for the country. Huge migration between its territories continue. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal.
  • The Arabian Federation expands its military as the Arabian federation continues to be plagued by a power struggle/rivalry between the Sheiks and Emirs of the federation. The tensions get worse as the Sultan elections approach and the elections are seeing the council becoming greatly divided between certain royal families, alliances and tribes. The Sheiks of southern Ash Sharqiyah are especially violent as they battle for control of the sparsely populated region and battles break out between their kinsmen.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: Jhon Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The VOC inproves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to nearby islands. Argentium colony expand 2000 km north.
  • You can't post hours after a turn is over.

1656

Aragon (including Navarra) declare independence from Germany. The thoroughly Catholic nation is infuriated by the spread of what they deem "heresy" in their lands. The Aragonese Inquisition is created to purge the Germanic heresy from Aragonese lands. NOTE: The Spanish are some of the most fanatical and militant of the Catholics. They won't take the spread of Germanic Christianity lying down. You may call it "Catholicism" but they don't think it counts unless you obey the Pope.

And plus, the only other nation which tried this in OTL was England, and the Church of England ended up not exactly Catholic but also not exactly Protestant. Ah, and correcting the event: Again, there would be no Spanish Inquisition without the personal union of Castille and Aragon, maybe Aragonese and Castillian inquisitions would have appeared, but a Spanish inquisition with this name would probably not appear.
Umm...Aragon became Germanic a few years ago...
In name only. Did the Netherlands stay Catholic just because Spain controlled them in OTL?
Well, the south kinda did. Hopefully, the whole country stays Germanic Christian (it became that).

Yemen declares independence from the Levant. (Fed's been gone for more than a week. Correct me if I'm wrong.)

Eire falls into civil disarray. The Kingdom of Connacht re-establishes its independence, signaling the start of another period of fragmentation. The Welsh vassal kingdom of Ulster happily expands to the detriment of the former Irish.

The king of France and his heir are murdered in Paris by Occitan extremists hoping to destabilize the nation for the benefit of Toulouse and Aquitaine. The French throne is therefore inherited by Burgundy. (France has been balkanized twice. People, this can't happen again.)

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4800 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, King Valdemar dies, and, having no issue, is succeeded by his uncle, Garcia IV, the Duke of Viseu and Ferrol, the latter title having been acquired by him with the death of his brother-in-law Garcia Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Ferrol in 1649. Garcia is then crowned as "By the Grace of God, Garcia II, King of Portugal, Galicia, Algarves and of either side of the sea in Africa, Prince of Brasil, Duke of Viseu and Ferrol, and Lord of Guinea, of either side of the Rio da Prata and of Commerce, Conquest and Navigation on India." Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km and Índia expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1800 sq km through an tributary of the Paranaíba, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2200 sq km. Meanwhile, Leonese settlers found a village on the outer reaches of Córdoba called "Vila de São Luís de Loiola e Nova Medina de Rio Seco". Meanwhile, Biscayan and Leonese settlers continue going to Rio da Prata. Meanwhile in Portugal, a smallpox epidemic happens on Açores and another earthquake happens. Meanwhile, in Castille, Fernando VI, attempting to arrange a marriage for his son, Alfonso, shows interest on the Venetian offer.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Burgundy: Military is built up and navy expands, through the Netherlands Ports. While this, growth in the education system begins growing as the Burgundian middle class that has grown ever since the war against the Scandinavians and Germans. The colonies expand at the usual Burgundian influx with Neu Antwerp and Brasilea expand 750 sq km and Guiane expanding 500 sq km. The Kingdom capital Palace in Dijon is Finished after several decades of constant fixes Greek Masters and builders as well from Italy and Greece and some from Nea Thrakia in the Kanareen Islands and Cape Vert in Brasilea Orthodox Catholicism grows as the influx of Greeks continue and Nea Basilia grows as the main cultural centre in the Burgundian colonial life, the Princess Madelein marries the heir of the King of France and guarantees an alliance between France and Burgundy.
    • You might want to change your post now that the mod event has happened.
    • ok, I did not see this Coming but yay!
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The VOC improves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to nearby islands. Argentium colony expand 2000 km north.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 3600 sq km onto nearby islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 800 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The war, or as Scandinavian general Jan Nyborg considered it a colonial revolt, has ended. New Georgia capitulated after the fall of its capital, Tsminda Georgi. The area is reannexed to Nya Danmark and the Georgian Representanhuset is dissolved as punishment for the colony's ungratefulness. With time, it will be restored. The Kejszar begins to provide incentives for all Scandinavians to move to New Georgia in order to supplant the populace and make Scandinavians the majority. Nya Milan expands 200 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy.
  • Somali Sultanate: We continue coastal expansion (2000 km northeast) and trading with nearby countries.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: The ageing King-Duke is greatly humoured when he hears of Westphalia's dowry request. To think, handing over all of Hesse as a dowry! Hesse, which makes up about half of HR&DM's domains, and is bigger than Westphalia and Cologne put together! But, His Majesty does like Prince Hermann's drive, and offers him a small county on the border of Paderborn (province of the UMSHM) and Westphalia as his dowry from Princess Brunhilde. Obviously, the marriage would also entail a strong alliance with the Wettin Lands, something that could prove useful for a smallish country surrounded by powerful neighbours. Anyway, the army is built up, and the cavalry is divided into two sections: a light cavalry division, whose members dress similarly to OTL Cavaliers; and a heavy cavalry division, who dress similarly to OTL roundhead cavalry.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Christian population of the Missions in Australis have grown large enough to warrant the creation of a Diocese of Australis. The Primate annoints a willing, young and energetic bishop to sail to Australis to take on the new role. With him are the priests to establish another mission, this one on the Southern coast of Australis.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders 10,000 km to the south, and expands its military and economy. The population of Kitara has largely been converted to Christianity, a task that was much easier that originally expected by the Patriarch. Regardless, the king of Kitara is baptised, and Ethiopia proudly proclaims its successful venture in converting Kitara to Christianity.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII organizes a new army, applying the most advanced military technology, to protect their vast territories. Fleet is reorganized with the appointment of the new Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal, and a mission to turn the Black Sea into a hungarian lake. Agriculture takes a new boost, improving the quality of life of farmers and all available fields become worked, giving prosperity to cities, and encouraging the growth of the population. The industry progresses, importing technology from more advanced countries, and developing products for the local market and neighboring countries. Trade increases to neighboring countries and bordering the Black Sea. László VII offers his daughter in marriage to King Nikola I of Yugoslavia, to form a strong alliance and a sincere friendship. The navy is sent to found the first Hungarian colony with the name of  Ubanga, on the north coast near the Kingdom of Kongo, with which obtain great friendship and trade.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic growth, and follow the model of Hungary. (Why did you erase my post?)
  • Venice declares war on Hungary, frightened that recent Hungarian expansion will push into Venetian and Croatian lands. Montenegro and Albania are promised large rewards as well as free naval and port upgrades in return for troops. Thousands of men push into Hungary from Croatia and Bosnia. Malacca also sends a few contingents. Bavaria is asked to also send help and in return they can claim Slovakia. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 2100 sq km each.
    • Hey, why? This is my first turn in Hungary. I don't want war.
    • I've been planning this for years... Read my posts after Hungary annexed Romania and Slovakia in the space of three turns... 
    • Bavaria offers aid so long as Bavaria is promised a portion of the take.
    • Germany sends supplies to Venice, if we can get a Black Sea coast (maybe).
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: Tyrolia is annexed after a successful war. Education continues to be given to the masses. Stuff happens. The infrastructure is expanded.
    • You haven't won by enough to annex them.
    • Yes I did! I handily beat them., I hit them hard enough to topple the government.
    • No. You ain't got 33,3%, which only would be achieved if you won against them by twice their score.
  • The Holy Kingdom of the Rhine, after a year of planning and organization, is officially created. January 24th is the first national holiday - Day of the Rhinelanders. It was on January 24th that the League was established, with the Declaration of Unity between the Principality of Cologne, Duchy of Westphalia, Principality of Mainz, and Bishopric of Munster. The Prince, Duke or Bishop who ruled each nation all agreed that the Holy Kingdom was to be ruled by whichever Dynasty they elected. In a unanimous vote, all four provinces voted for the House of Gunterin. Hermann von Gunterin is crowned, "His Royal Majesty, King Hermann von Gunterin, King of the Rhine, Prince of Cologne, Duke of Westphalia." The Holy Kingdom is structured so that each Principality, Duchy, or Bishopric remains, but as a state of the Kingdom. The King marries Brunhilde in the newly refurbished Cologne Cathedral on March 2nd. Part of Paderborn is incorporated into the Holy Kingdom as the Duchy of Paderborn. It was sent to the King as a dowry for Queen Brunhilde. Meanwhile, the King sends out contant emissaries to Palatine, in order to encourage voluntarily joining the Holy Kingdom. An army is built, with an attempt to both rival larger and neighboring superpowers as well as to be able to invade and incorporate smaller neighbors. The army, which is comprised of two regiments from each fiefdom, is trained and prepared to go attack Trier. Warplans are made, and carefully examined. The economic prosperity of 1655 is being felt throughout the Holy Kingdom, and continues.
    • Holy Kingdom Diplomacy: His Royal Majesty, King Hermann von Gunterin, requests Declarations of Friendship with Burgundy and Brandenburg.
    • Well, I don't see why not... The German Reich agrees.
    • It was only a small county of Paderborn...not the whole thing.
    • I see.... also http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Holy_Kingdom_of_the_Rhine_(Principia_Moderni_II)
    • You would need more than just one year to simply vassalize on of those three archbishoprics.
    • Under normal conditions, I would definitely agree. However, with the rapid expansion of Burgundy (including their claim to the Throne of France), Bavaria, Brandenburg, and Saxony, all of these States are in a state of fear over their survival. All of these States have felt similarly about the fact that the large superpowers will pick us off one at a time, so we have united. Technically, it is not a vassalization. It is Union, however, into a new Kingdom.
    • Not happening. Those states are much larger than Cologne and would not join you willingly. Vassalization is out of the question because those states are larger (breaks a rule actually). That was me, BTW. I forgot to log in. AP (talk) 20:23, March 30, 2013 (UTC)
    • I responded to your concerns here. (My user talk page). I will continue going along with the RP of things. If need be, I will just create multiple nations, as the rules permit, and then eventually allow them to merge.
  • Sultan Khalid promotes art in Granada, and commisions the building of a Mosque in Granada, called the Khalid Mosque or Mosque of Khalid. He also develops the military, and sends an offer to Venice for the city of Palermo in exchange for military aid in their war against Venice. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
  • Many more roads are completed, seeing humdreds of merchants travelling down the roads everyday. Many peasants decide to sell their land and try their hand at being merchants too. Due to the pro-merchant laws, many end up being successful. However, those who are not head out to either the colonies, Mataram or Cebu to try their luck again. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto Sabah (Collie, Sabah). The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island (Cebu does, Collie, not the colony, LOL). The great migration begins to end as the country becomes diversly mixed between all the peoples of Orissa. Due to the high number of Trimurts who do not care about caste, there is much inter-marriage between all the different types of people. Many Vedics look at this with disdain, and greater numbers begin to head out to the colony as well as Cebu. Most of these are mainly higher caste Hindus who would have had no reason to convert. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. The Raja of Bihar passes away at the age of 60 this year, with the eldest son inheriting the throne at the age of 28. The new Raja is looking for a bride. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy grows again, with new cannons being installed on its ships which have been inspired by Venetian warships. As border controls are relaxed, hundreds of missionaries again enter Bengal to convert even more Muslims. Officially, 45% is Trimurt Hindu, 15% is Vedic Hindu and 40% is Muslim. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly, by preaching to the Gurkahs. Carnatic begins to be influenced by Orissa as the country signs extensive trading deals with the country which begin to make it reliant on Orissa. The New Raja also visits the country to discuss matters of importance, and it seems like th nation is beginning to come under the influence of Orissa.
    • Sorry, but you can't expand into Sabah, since it is part of Brunei, a unified nation.
    • Since when? I am expanding away from the Sultanate of Brunei, and I haven't read any mod event stating otherwise...
    • Just look at the map.The OTL region of Sabah (I assume you refer to it) is part of Brunei.
    • Oh, no. I thought the island was called Sabah. What's the island's name? :L
    • Which island?
    • The island Sabah's on?
  • Mataram opens up more trade routes with friendly nations in the area. The spice trade begins to become very profitable for the country. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 1900 sq km each, and the new Alaskan colony by 200 sq km.
  • German expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 4100 sq km and the other colonies by 200 sq km. The number of Germans grows out of proportions to Vinlanders in the Vinlandic militia. Meanwhile, we prepare for another war on Prussia. The Kaiser gives up on Aragon and declares that "those who do not want to be guided cannot be guided and must be left to perish." This statement arouses strong Anti-Iberian sentiment.
  • Sudan: Military and Infrastructure are improved, Orthodox Christianity now makes a quarter of the population. The sultan sacks rights from Orthodox Christians
  • Russia sends some Orthodox missionaries to the Maya to try to convert the king to Orthodox Chirstianity. meanwhile, Novorossiya expands 4000 sq km, and continues to blockade Dutch Antillia, as no response of negotiations have arrived. Meanwhile, Russia expands its military with the invention of the demi-cannon, or in Russian, the polupushka. The Trade Networks are uptaded with better roads, and more bribes are sent to the leaders of Astrakhan.
  • Minsk works on its economy.
  • The Tatar State sends more crops than usual to Russia.
  • Obdorsk asks to be annexed into Russia due to its small size.
    • Russia accepts this proposition, and gives Obdorsk its very own Duma representative.
  • The Arabian Federation expands its military as the Arabian federation continues to be plagued by a power struggle/rivalry between the Sheiks and Emirs of the federation. The tensions get worse as this year's Sultan elections are lacking a clear winner as the alliances of Sheiks have cancelled each other out, meaning that no one candidate has enough to become Sultan. This gets worse as the other Sheiks decide to fight one another to gain more votes and this combined with the power-struggle, leads to the tensions boiling over into a civil war. The Sheiks of southern Ash Sharqiyah all declare war on each other and attack, committing horrific atrocities on each other's tribe. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi al Rahba invades its eastern neighbours to stop their tax havens and tribal conflicts. The Sheikdom of Dubai merges with the Sheikdom of Al Ain after a dynastic union, which is done mainly to protect both Sheikdoms from Abu Dhabi al Rahba and Muscat. The New Emirate of Dubai Al Ain manages to whip up support and the Emir of Dubai Al Ain is elected Sultan. He leads a combined army to stop the Emir of Abu Dhabi al Rahba and then to go stop the conflict between the Sheiks of southern Ash Sharqiyah.

1657

The last of the Ryukyu pirates, too battered to continue, flee the cause, leaving Ryukyu open to Japanese annexation.

Siam attempts to annex the Khmer Empire. The Khmers repel their advance, taking a small portion of their territory. Confusion spreads in the Siamese forces, and desertion rates skyrocket after the defeat.

A widespread famine due to a longer and harsher winter affects northern Europe with Scandinavia and Russia affected worse.

In Ireland, The Kingdoms of Munster and Leinster are re-established.

  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Castille, attempting to settle a border dispute with former Navarra over parts of Bizcaya, Fernando VI declares war on Aragon. León and Portugal aid Castille, but soon Portugal takes the leadership of this war. Not long after, two armies, led by Diego XI Hurtado de Mendoza, Duke of Santillana and Iñigo IV Lasso de La Vega, Count of La Vega, invade Navarra. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1600 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 3100 sq km. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named João.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. With the remaining Ryūkyū Pirates defeated for good, the Okinawa Kingdom annexes the remains of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 500 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Réunion) by 500 km. Rajput expansion continues into the Punjab by 9,500 km. Navī āśā (New Hope) expands by 500 km. The rest of the expansion of 500 km is made into the Delhi. Bundela is merged with Rajputana proper.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 1900 sq km each, and the new Alaskan colony by 200 sq km.
  • Normandy: Brittany, despite all of the problems of previous years, becomes a vassal of Normandy. Hoel IV is named Duke Hoel IV. There are mass celebrations in Rouen, and the Vassalization of Brittany is seen as the final end of the war. William V and Queen Jeanne bear a daughter, Marie-Adela du Caen.
  • York: After years of rule under King Croew who has disappeared and was believed to be a wizard, his bastard son Ron takes the throne. He is unmarried.
  • Somali Sultanate: Coastal expansion (2000 km NE) and trading with nearby countries continue.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus sends supplies to Venice, but regrettably cannot send military aid. Nea Lefkosia expands 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands 700 sq km. 
  • Crete expands its army and navy. Crete also sends military aid to the Venetians. 
  • The Prince-Bishop of Mainz, Johann von Richter, dies at the age of 76. His death, in early January, causes question among who will succeed him. While the Council of Mainz, the governing body of the city, was meeting to discuss the next Prince-Bishop, the neighboring nation of Palatinate's Prince, Joachim von Krugman, also died, at the age of 68, in early February. The Council of Palatinate also met to discuss their next heir, since Joachim did not issue any offspring. For a while, the two Councils each ruled their nations independently, but found it easier to work together, as they had in the past. Finally, by the end of March, Mainz had voted to cease being a Prince-Bishopric, and became a Principality. The Councils, who were beginning to enjoy running their respective nations without a Prince, both voted unanimously to combine into Reich der Rhenish-Pfalz, or the Kingdom of the Palatinate of the Rhine. The Councils form the Pfalz Reichstag, which then votes that the nephew of Joachim von Krugman should be King. The real power, however, is thought to be held in the Pfalz Reichstag. King Martin von Krugman is crowned, "His Royal Majesty, King Martin von Krugman, King of the Palatinate of the Rhine, Prince of Mainz, Prince of Palatinate." The new Army of Rhenish-Pfalz is established, with two divisions from each State of the Kingdom. The King is the Field Marshal.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate again sends their offer to Venice. The Khalid Mosque is still being built, with many imported materials used. Martim Cruz continues to spread Cruzism in Malaga, though he is murdered in the late of the year by a Muslim. He becomes the first martyr of Cruzism. Sultan Khalid continues to endorse art and develops the military as well. New Tunis expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 200 sq km.
  • Burgundy: Military is Built up, and the French crown falling to Burgundian hands still represents a great surprise, the King Louis (?) first ruler of the Burgundian Dynasty of the century, While this, in order to grant an ocean access to his homeland Burgundy, he passes some territory of the small coastline of France to Burgundy, to grant them at least a momentary outlet to the Atlantic for itself, Frederic thanks his brother for the action, and guarantees full alliance with them in case of war. The colonies expand due to a massive exodus from Homeland Burgundy to establish several New Cities, Like Nea Arcadia in Brasilea by Burgundian Greek Population inland and Nouvelle Besançon in OTL Santa Marta and Nouvelle Lyon in South West Panama, Neu Antwerp now renamed as Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand 750 sq km and Guiane expands 500 sq km. The growth of the school system stops as some French population now enter the country, Leaving the total population in 15% awareness of school system, but this begins driving people and a new wave of construction, building several new paths along the cities, and beginning a wide path towards Paris, called or referred to it as Via Burgundia.
  • France: Military is built up and a small school system based on the Burgundian begins to be Implemented, but far from the Burgundian, King Louis of France begins to create its own navy, after the transaction of the Burgundian Atlantic port, by the end of the Year Nouvelle Nantes in the Western Coast of the Hudson Bay, as fur trading outpost sponsored by the French and Burgundian merchants as an offer for the king to create a trading empire based in Antilia
  • Sine, you inherited the throne of France, meaning that you are France.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy.
  • The Holy Kingdom of the Rhine has continued its military buildup, in preparation of invasion of Liege. After extensive planning, der Rhein, under King Hermann von Gunterin, is going to continue growing its military until it can rival even Saxony. Watching the Reich der Rhenish-Pfalz to their south, the Reich der Rhein has decided to work rapidly to make itself the regional power in the Rhine. Population begins to grow faster, and economic prosperity increases, even past 1655 levels. The King and his wife, Brunhilde of Saxony, produce a male heir, Crown Prince Konrad von Gunterin. A large construction project, the Via Colonia, is undertaken, with the attempt of connecting all major cities of der Rhein.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 1500 sq km onto nearby islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Scandinavian immigrants flock to New Georgia after the incentive program offered by the Kejszar. This adds to the growing Scandinavian populace on the island and reinforces the majority in Labradoren. Nya Milan expands 100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. Bengal continues to exert its influence on the Lankan kingdoms. For the first time, Scandinavia must import foodstuffs from the colonies to combat the famine brought on by the winter. Although Nya Sverige's exports are enough to accommodate the populace, imports pour in from the Levant thanks to an economic pact signed long ago in order to supplement the food supply to ensure that this famine doesn't last long. The Kejszar expresses concern to his German counterpart over the consolidation of France by Burgundy.
    • Also, how is Bengal exerting influence over the Lankan countries? So far ...
  • The Kaiser of the German Reich empathizes with the Kejszar but strongly suggests for now that we leave the country to implode itself.  Meanwhile, our military and economy expands, with colonies at their normal rates. We are interested in Australis, which the Saxons have discovered.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: The army is improved, and military advisors are sent to new ally the HKR to help them with their army. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The newly-annointed Bishop of Australis arrives in his Diocese, and is amazed at the (relative) civilization of the natives around the misisons. A small sloop remains at the Saint Boniface Mission, to facilitate movement between the three far-removed missions.
  • Venice pushes deeper into Hungary with troops reaching the Danube River by the end of the year. A second front is opened by Greek and Venetian troops in Romania. Cyprus and Rome are asked to help. Nya Gyptios decides to support the Venetian cause and demostrate their loyalty by sending troops. Nya Gyptios and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2100 sq km. 
  • The Arabian Federation is plagued by civil war. The Sultan's army manages to defeat the Emir of Abu Dhabi al Rahba and stops them from expanding to the west. However, Abu Dhabi had already destroyed two Sheikdoms to the west of Abu Dhabi al Rahba. The Sultan seeing that these two Sheikdoms are now virtually non-existent, he allows the Emirate of Abu Dhabi al Rahba to annex them both but orders the Emir of Abu Dhabi al Rahba to greatly compensate the few remaining people of the annexed Sheikdoms and the current Emir is forced to abdicate in favour of his son Omar and the former Emir is executed for his crimes against humanity. Focus now turns to stopping the warring tribes and Sheiks of southern Ash Sharqiyah. The sultan's armies march south to stop them from fighting.
  • Korea expands its navy and develops ship boarding tactics for use against pirates. Trade becomes safer, further helping the Eastern Renaissance expand the economy and arts.
  • Luxembourg expands its military and economy. We exert strong influence over the new Irish kingdoms and gain extensive trading rights there. New Luxembourg is abandoned due to the harsh cold that often settles over the region.
  • Many more roads are completed, seeing hundreds of merchants travelling down the roads everyday. The new Raja chooses a bride from Mataram. The wedding is held with great prompt and dignitaries from Brandenburg, Ethiopia, Venice, Scandinavia, Rajputana and China are invited. This means Mataram now becomes a country in Union with the crown and they're not a vassal anymore. More merchants are successful, and this helps lower poverty levels in the country. The new Raja cares for the poor, and raises taxes slighly for the rich to be able to help give subsidies to poor farmers so they can buy tools. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. The Vedics continue to leave the country in large numbers, heading out to Cebu. The government of Cebu is beginning to find this a problem as now a significant percent of their population is Orissan. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy grows again, with an indegenous armor plating which has been designed by Navy Engineers being installed on Navy Ships. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly, by preaching to the Gurkahs. Carnatic sees more of its matters being influenced by Orissa. The economy is made more reliant on Orissan trading while the Raja of the country begins to consult the Orissan Raja on matters of importance.
  • Mataram grows more power as it now becomes a nation in Union with Orissa, rather than a vassal, giving the country more diplomatic freedom. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people to try to set up new lives. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal. The military also grows.
  • The Russian Tsar takes a break on the preparations for invasion as he is forced to deal with a famine. Russia is forced to work on its economic relations with other nations import much of its grain through intermediary states, such as Ukraine, whose southern lands still produced, from the colonies, and from Astrakhan, which signed a grain tribute agreement with Russia (economic development). Even with his efforts, the death toll by cold and by starvation exceeds 100,000 (approx. 0.83% of population) the worst recorded famine in Russia's history, and the Tsar's popularity begins to drop rapidly ... he needs a quick popularity booster, or his fate is that of his predecessor's, not a very attractive future, and he also wants more work force (as a sort of excuse to war with Ukraine and keep with the official policy of unification set on by the first Tsar after the Mahdi). So he issues an ukaze (imperial decree) that gives a 5% cut on the family's total head tax if they have more than five children, 10% if they have over ten, and 20% if over 15 after the official end of the famine. Russia's influence on Astrakhan increases.
  • The Tatar state suffers greatly, but not at the same scale as Russia in the famine.
  • Minsk works on importing grains to deal with shortages, but the westernmost lands still produce grain.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The VOC improves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to nearby islands. Argentium colony expand 2000 km north. We will negotiate with Russia, see if we can reach an agreement.

1658

The Khmer, enraged at the Siamese attack, launch a massive offensive that shatters the Siamese army. Much of Siam, including the capital of Ayutthaya is annexed by the Khmers, sparking a rebirth of their Empire. The Emperor and his family are executed by the vengeful Khmers.  An ambitious young lord takes advantage of the situation by declaring the independance of a new Kingdom of Sukhothai.

The Chinese vassal of Dai Viet renames itself the Empire of Vietnam. As a show of their continued vassalage they offer the throne to the second son of the current Chinese Emperor. He accepts the throne, as he is not the immediate heir to the Chinese throne. He is crowned Emperor Zǎihòu I of Vietnam. He takes a Vietnamese bride as a symbol of faith to his new subjects.

A state forms around the city of Amreli, although not extending too far from it.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military and continues fighting any remaining Japanese Pirates. With the remaining Ryūkyū Pirates defeated for good, the Okinawa Kingdom annexes the remains of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km, and 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 100 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The war continues. Iñigo Lasso de La Vega's army has the biggest advance. However, in the central-south Castille, the border cities are left relatively unguarded, and knowing this, the Aragonese attempt an offensive on the south, taking parts of Murcia, including the city of Villena before being repelled in a counterattack led by Luis de Trastámara, Duke of Villena. A Portuguese naval offensive is organized, and commanded by Pedro II de Sousa, Count of Sousa and Miranda do Corvo, and in one offensive, led by João de Lara, Count of Guarda, Alicante is taken. After that, another offensive into Valencia is organized, commanded by Fadrique III de Austria, Duke of Jaén, and Luis de Trastámara. Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Iñigo Lasso de La Vega's armies stay on Navarra for the moment. Meanwhile, a Leonese army under Luis Méndez de Haro's command reaches Castille, with the objective of reaching Aragon. By the end of the year, all of Navarra, and parts of the the south of Valencia are under Castillian occupation. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, in Brasil, Nhoesembé expands 2200 sq km inland, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2000 sq km. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando. Meanwhile, in Castille, Fernando VI gives up on the Venetian offer, seeing that the way the negotiations are, he will probably never get a response. Meanwhile, in León, Baltasar Gracián publishes the third part of his "El Criticón", the second part being published in 1655.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The VOC improves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to nearby islands. Argentium colony expands 2000 km north. We start de-vasalization of Munster and Liege, also start to colonizing Chiloe island.
  • Grantzu AKA Apache: I can't type much but I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter.
    • Netherlands, your colonies are far from Chiloe. Don't you mean colonizing rather than occupying?
    • Ok.
  • Bavaria expands industry, we claim most of Tyrolia due to our win. (I won't be able to post for a few days scan or scraw may post on my behalf, just basic turn stuff, nothing more.)
  • Got it.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The cash crops continue to be grown and produced. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km each.
  • France-Burgundy: The Kingdom under King Frederich offers an alliance or at least a non-aggression pact to Scandinavia and Germany, in an attempt to secure Burgundian presence and French independence. It also asks for Germany, Venice, Scandinavia, and Portugal, to discuss the  areas of Influence or expansion that France may be allowed to have without threatening its alliances or its interests on Europe. While this, Nouvelle Bourgogne expands 750 sq km, Brasilea expands 750 sq km and Guiane expands 500 sq km, and the military is built up. The school system experiences a wide expansion as many French people seek a more peaceful life and see that Burgundy, after the war, manages to hold a relatively peaceful life in the country on its own without outside help. As well, it asks for the Netherlands to return the French colony that joined them during the civil war,diplomatically. Though the Netherlands is assured a negative response will not change our status of alliance previously made decades before the civil war.
    • Scandinavia agrees to a non-aggression pact contingent on an agreement in which France agrees to not in any way interfere with Scandinavian dominance over the Erik's Bay (Hudson Bay).
    • France D: We will do so if you allow our traders and merchants to open their companies in your territory, obviously under any sort of tax you may wish and asks the Scandinavian King to attend a meeting with the French King at Dijon to establish an influence zone for Burgundy.
    • Agreed. Scandinavia has no king. It has an emperor known as the Kejszar which is an imperial title similar to the Russian Tsar or the German Kaiser.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km to the south, and expands its military and economy. Conversion of the population in Adal continues.
  • Somali Sultanate: Coastal expansion (10,000 km northeast) and trading with near by countries continue.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 1900 sq km each, and the new Alaskan colony by 200 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII organizes the army for the defense, using all men over 15 years of age to protect their land. Fleet comanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal patrols and protects all Black Sea. László VII is happy for the marriage of his daugther to King Nikola I of Yugoslavia, creating a strong alliance and a sincere friendship. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north.
    • Even if you could colonize, which, given your horrible position, would not exactly be possible, your colonial expansion for colonies less than five years old is 200 sq km.
    • Sorry, fixed.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: All army is moved in order to protect the borders.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 1500 sq km onto nearby islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Scandinavian immigrants flock to New Georgia after the incentive program offered by the Kejszar Nya Milan expands 100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. Bengal continues to exert its influence on the Lankan kingdoms. The worst of the famine has passed yet the government continues their imports to neutralize the problem. The Kejszar expresses displeasure with Venice's unwarranted attack on yet another country. The Viceroy of Nya Skandinavia begins to sponsor a mix breed (half Swedish, half Incan) chief of the Aymara to finally end the fragmentation and bring the Aymara into his domain as a vassal state. Naval bases in Mombasa are renovated and the ports of Afrika Skandinaviska thrive given their important location in East Africa as a trade hub for the Indian Ocean.
  • Venice captures the Hungarian capital of Buda and then seizes Pest the month after. Venice offers a peace treaty to Hungary if they release the Slovaks and Romanians as Bavarian and Venetian allies respectively. Nya Gyptios and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2100 sq km each. 
  • UMSHM: The army is again built up. New cannons are made, and a group of officers are tasked with designing much lighter gun-carriages and ammunition tenders to facilitate easier transportation of mobile artillery batteries.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Alas, despite the efforts of the Priests of the Missions, disaster strikes. European diseases brought by the animals of the new Bishop (and the crew of the ship) begin decimating the indigenous population, who have no natural immunity to them. However, all is not completely lost, and the priests are able to save some with herbal remedies, but still many die. This does make many of the surviving Aborigines less friendly to the Europeans than before. However, they are still open to the aboriginal priests.
  • Offer to Persia (PMII)
    Kingdom of Rome: Rome celebrates the victory over Georgia-Armenia, and we offer Persia the following division of Goergia-Armenia: 
  • The Arabian Federation returns to peace this year as the Sultan’s armies reach Oman's southern Ash Sharqiyah region and discover that the rival Sheikdoms have largely destroyed themselves and almost all the royal Sheik families have been wiped out. The Sultan then decides that these failed Sheikdom states should be annexed into the larger and more powerful states of the Emirate of Muscat and the Sheikdom of Ad Dakhiliyah to form the Emirate of Ad Dakhiliyah al Masirah. Elsewhere, a new Bedouin Sheikdom joins the Arabian federation, expanding the federation by 10,100 sq km. The Omani Sheikdom of Al-Hasa expands inland by 7,600 sq km as well after the Sheik grew tired of Bedouin raiders and decided to attack and destroy the raiders and take over their land. Thus in total Arabian federation expands 17,700 sq km this year.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 1900 sq km each, and the new Alaskan colony by 200 sq km.
  • Yorks King Ron builds his military and sends an expeditionary force into Wales. He is looking for a wife. (and a little plunder wouldn't hurt)
  • Normandy: Norman military is continually built up, as well as the economy. Queen Jeanne has another daughter, Edith DuRouen. Their first daughter, Marie-Adela turns one, just in time for William V's marriage proposal for Poland: When Marie-Adela turns 18, she will be sent to Poland to marry a prince of that nation. William V hopes this will improve relations between the two nations.
  • Sudan: Orthodox Christianity continues to spread. Military and infrastructure are improved.</p>
  • The  famine subsides in Russia. Unfortunately, due to the tax cuts, government revenue starts to drop rapidly, and new economic and trade policies are put in place to counter it and trade with outside nations increases. Russia continues to exert ints influence on Astrakhan, making it now a bonafide puppet of Russia through extensive manipulations.
  • The Tatar State sends more grain to Russia and updates its military.
  • Minsk updates economy and sends grain to Russia.
  • Astrakhan opens more trade routes to Russia.
  • Germany expands military, economy and colonies at their usual rates. Germany is excessively bored. We offer a trade alliance with the Arabian Federation. Mysore continues exerting influence over its neighbors.
  • Many more roads are completed, seeing hundreds of merchants travelling down the roads everyday. A child is born to the Raja and Rani. More merchants are successful, and this helps lower poverty levels in the country. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 10,000 km onto the Southern Philippine Island. The Vedics continue to leave the country in large numbers, heading out to Cebu. The government of Cebu is beginning to find this a problem as now a significant percent of their population is Orissan. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy grows again. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe. Expansion into Khandesh continues at 10,000 km, focused toward former Bijapur. Bihar expands 10,000 km into the civil disarray of Delhi. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly, by preaching to the Gurkahs. Carnatic sees more of its matters being influenced by Orissa. The economy is made more reliant on Orissan trading while the Raja of the country begins to consult the Orissan Raja on matters of importance.
  • Mataram grows more power as it now becomes a nation in Union with Orissa, rather than a vassal, giving the country more diplomatic freedom. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people to try to set up new lives. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal. The military also grows.

1659

Punjab stabilizes, and while another three states form around Junaghad, Dahod and Surendranagar, Amreli expands.

A new Sultan takes hold in Delhi after a revolt. He pushes the Orissans out of his territory, not wanting to be undermined by his Hindu neighbors.

Khafji expands southwards after agreeing to a new border agreement with the Arabian Federation.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The war continues. Meanwhile, Fadrique III launches a new offensive, along with Luis de Trastámara. Valencia is taken during this offensive, while in a naval battle near the Roussillon, a Portuguese fleet commanded by Simão da Teixeira inflicts a major defeat on the Aragonese navy. By this time, while the forces on Aragon are concentrated on Valencia, Lasso de La Vega and Hurtado de Mendoza launch another offensive, from Navarra, and not long after that, Luis Mendez de Haro reaches Aragon too and starts to advance on it. Eventually, his army captures Zaragoza.with Fadrique III's army encroaching on Catalunya and having the burden of fighting a three or four-front war (as Diego Hurtado de Mendoza tried to open a new front along the Pyrenees, although he had a difficult advance, only reaching Ribagorza), the King of Aragon, Francesc I de Borja, surrenders by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Santa Inês expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1800 sq km, and Rio Grande expands 400 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km.
    • Kaiser Wilhelm V sends a letter to the Aragonese people, showing their foolishness in leaving German protection and facing the power of Portugal. Portugal is given full support in this endeavor. (Nothing on the algorithm, though.)
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The new heir to the Throne is now five years of age. The VOC improves his trading posts in Kongo, Ceylon, Acech and Andaman Islands; and start to be more and more influent in the local government, and also becomes more independent from the kingdom rules. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to nearby islands, and now trys OTL Bahamas. Argentium colony expands 2000 km south. Chiloe colony expand and occupy the north coast. Vasalization of Munster and Liege continue.
    • The NOC (Orissa) would like to re-affirm its trading deals and regional alliance with the Netherlands. Orissa as a whole would also like VOC tradesmen to visit their ports and trade spices for money.
    • Of course, we re-affirm all. And also military support.
    • The NOC is grateful, and also recognise the Dutch influence in Ireland.
  • Another child is born to the Raja and Rani, a daughter this time. Merchants keep getting slightly more successful with every transaction. This enables their children to now be able to attend the schools around Orissa which have been built for the populace. A few more are built, with bigger towns having two or more schools. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. The puppet of the Kingdom of Cebu and Butuan expands 5000 km into Sulu and 5000 km into Magindanaw. The Vedics continue to leave the country in large numbers, heading out to Cebu. The government of Cebu finds this a problem, and consults the Raja on the matter. The Raja soon advices the country to set up laws which would mean that although the regional language would have to be understood by the new immigrants, they should still be allowed to speak Hindi. On the Raja advice, schools are also built in Cebu, where the regional language is taught first, and Hindi as a mandatory second language so the immigrants don't feel isolated and so the future Generations of Cebu feel more akin to the Orissans. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy grows again, with ships beginning to be made in a fusion of European and Orissan designs to help them be stronger and more durable and yet not lose its superiority in Orissan waters. The NOC continues to trade with the various nations of Europe, and hopes to reaffim its deals with the Netherlands. Bihar declares war on Delhi after it tries to push away the Bihari citizens who have recently moved into territories expanded. Orissa soon follows suit and aid the country in every matter it can. The Sultan of Delhi was not expecting this, and victories against the nation are quick. In the opening battles itself, the armies of Delhi are smashed. The Raja's armies cover a third of the country by the end of the year, and preparations are made to advance on the capital. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism and send aid to the coalition. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly, by preaching to the Gurkahs. Carnatic sees more of its matters being influenced by Orissa. The country is almost a vassal, yet it might take a couple more turns to make it a completely under the thumb of Orissa.
    • Again, you can't expand into stable nations (Maguindanao, Sulu) with no war.
    • Ethiopia's Emperor states that he is sending several thousand troops and tons of supplies to aid the Orissans in combatting the rebellious "Sultan" of Delhi.
    • LOL, thank you Viva. The Orissan Raja thanks the Ethiopian aid, and gets the extra troops ready for the planned offensive next year.
  • Mataram uses its diplomatic freedom to great effect and begins to vassalise Negaha Daha. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people to try to set up new lives. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place in the vassal. The military also grows, yet it does not declare war as they are planning for another campaign.
  • Cyprus expands its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by  800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete expands its army and navy. 
  • France-Burgundy: The kingdom expands widely its navy as the kingdom seeks to expand as a trading empire it promptly begins the reorganization of the systems to make suitable the Burgundian parlamentarian monarchy to the French system without causing either rebellions or rogue lords to declare independence, yet warranting the same rights that Burgundians made sure to give themselves in the 1614 uprising in Burgundy. The French diplomatics quickly try to re-open diplomatic relations with the German Reich and the Venetian kingdom,as well, offers to the papal avignone to assure the pope that if he agrees to become under protection of the French-Burgundian kingdom (Vassal) he will protected from any outside threat, the Colonies expand Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand by 750 sq km and Guiane expands by 500 sq km, the navy expands and Louis gains the title of Duke of Nouvelle Bourgogne ruling from Nouvelle Charlesopolis (OTL Cartagena) and from Nouvelle Nantes in OTL Barranquilla a heavily guarded port in northern Burgundian Colony. Military is built up, and the kingdom expects a German response soon.
    • The last thing you want is for the Papal state to be a French vassal, the Catholic Church depends on having the perceived notion that the Pope is independent of any nation.
    • UMSHM: No such protection from the Franco-Burgundian state would be necessary, as all Catholic nations (Wettin Lands included) would work to protect the Pope from any external threat.
  • Somali Sultanate: Trading with nearby nations and coastal expansion (10,000 km northeast) continues. Hopefully, coastal expansion is completed by 1660.
    • Your coastal expansion won't be that quick. It'll take many more years - even decades.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto nearby islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Scandinavian immigrants flock to New Georgia after the incentive program offered by the Kejszar. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. Bengal continues to exert its influence on the Lankan kingdoms. The Viceroy of Nya Skandinavia continues his sponsoring of the mix breed Aymara chief. The governor-general of Skottland, Andrew Murdock, invites the new Irish states to join NETA. Just before the summer ended, the Baltic kingdom of Tallin made the wise decision to join. In the Erik Bay the Erik's Bay Company, long the dominant fur-trapping company on the continent due to its holdings and its long existence - since the reign of Erik III in 1503 - decides to honor the agreement with France but convinces the Riksdag to place a tax on French companies giving Scandinavian companies several advantages. Mombasa's renovations finish.
  • Normandy: The military and economy are built up. Waves of Welsh and Cornish laboring immigrants flow into Normandy because of the Royal Council's new initiative involved with the building of new roads, banks and churches. These immigrants also flow into Brittany, finding easy work in Breton reconstruction after the war. William V still awaits any word from Polish diplomats on the royal marriage proposal from 1658.
  • UMSHM: The army is expanded for the third year running. The Gun Carriage Commission presents its designs for lighter gun carriages to the Army Commission, headed by the Crown Prince. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Numbers of Aborigines afflicted with diseases drops, but the death toll is still enormous, despite the best efforts of the clergy. Trust in the church does gradually return to the Aborigines, and more and more from around the Missions are converted.
  • Venice consolidates its captures in Hungary. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Brescia and Nuovo Venexia expand by 2100 sq km.
  • Ethiopia expands its colony of Warqama by 1000 km, and expands the military and economy. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km, and its military is equipped with modern Ethiopian firearms to combat any potential threats of Chinese aggression. The Ethiopians also invade Kitara to bring it into the empire.
    • The Orissans send a few thousand of their troops to help the Ethiopians, too. These troops are made up of mostly trained and expert soldiers and others who are new to the army and have been sent to the war.
  • Russia: works on its economy. The Current Tsar, Peter I's popularity begins to improve drasticaly, in light of the new tax cuts. Meanwhile, more trade relations are set up, in part by NETA. The Russian Duma is set for another election next year, however, whether or not the current Tsar will find a common tongue with the new Duma is under harsh debate, the Nation might very well end up in political deadlock for the next five or six years (if AP denies my request to post for me). A rather young scientist in the Academy of Sciences by the name of Yaroslav Arkadich Lomonosov, during his biological studies using microscopes discovered that living tissue, whether it be animal or plant life, has a cage-like structure of cells. His results are then published in the inaugural issue of the Russian Academy of Sciences' (if not the world's) first peer-review scientific journal, Natsional'noe Otkritie (National Discovery)
  • Minsk works on economic relations and sends grain to Russia. The nation enter political deadlock with the election of the new Duma, and and aging Ronamov Knyaz, who may or may not die in coming times (depending on AP's denial or acceptance of my request).
  • The Tatar State works on military and sends grain to Russia.
  • The State of Astrakhan works on establishing more trade routes and sends more grain to Russia.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: Education continues to move toward the massive middle class. More coal is extracted. Troops continue to aid Venice. Tyrolia has a newly appointed Governor, Klaus Reading. (The area I do own). The infrastructure begins a massive overhaul to match the Kaiser's massive building programme. Science booms as interest in Space and Medical fields bursts in the Universities.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII comands the army for the defense, all men are fighting to protect their land. The all kingdom is united for the defense. Fleet comanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keep controlling all Black Sea. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: All army is fighting in Hungary.
  • York: The economy grows because of extensive coal mining and trade. The expedition to Wales has brought back a chieftain's daughter for King Ron and a whole herd of sheep for dowry.
  • The Arabian Federation continues its expansion this year as two new Bedouin Sheikdoms join the federation after seeing the Sheikdom join last year. The new Sheikdoms are 6,500 sq km and 8,000 sq km large respectively. Thus in total Arabian federation expands 14,500 sq km this year. Sultan Saeed, Emir of Dubai Al Ain, decides to reform the voting rights of states to get one vote per 1000 people in their state and the title of the state's ruler depends on the amount of land that the state encompasses, relative to the amount of people living in it. Elsewhere, the western branch of the Bani Yas clan, unite their three remaining Sheikdoms into the Sheikdom of Bani-Ahsa, after the rest of the clan's territories were incorporated into the Emirate of Abu Dhabi al Rahba. Not wanting this inner-tribal dispute to get out of hand, the Sultan forces Abu Dhabi al Rahba to cede some land to Bani-Ahsa which the two states were arguing over. The Sultan, however, splits the territory between the two and this partially ends the fighting.
  • Germany expands military economy, colonies at usual rates. Mysore expands influence.
  • Luxembourg expands military and economy.

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