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1640

With politcal instability across India, piracy becomes more prevelant among Maratha mercenaries. 

The Great Khan invades Inner Mongolia.

A loon descends from the heavens and delivers a peach to the Empress Dowager of Korea, presumably from the court of the Jade Emperor.

Around this time, the original pictographic system of the South Australian civilization evovled into a full written language, mostly used to record great epic myths at the Temple of Mount Uluru.

Baroque music takes off in eastern and northern Germany, importing modern stringed instruments. 

  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is currently 18 million. The 500,000 refugees are slowly being absorbed with many with desirable skills, wealth or family already being settled, though a majority lacks the ability to care for themselves and so the Confederacy puts the men to work in exchange for pay, food for their family and shelter. The Royal Highway has seven years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. Thane's construction of the Royal Thane Naval Yard is underway and is eight years in, while it is minimally operational. The first squadron of the Royal Navy of Punjab is ready and is sent to patrol Maharashtra in order to defend from the Maratha pirates. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The rise of the Marathan pirates leads to the Confederacy authorising an increase in naval research and investment. While the Confederacy does order its navy to attack pirates in Confederacy territory, it strangely ignores the pirates attacking Karnad shipping or territory. Merchant ships are also armed with cannon. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. However some in the Confederacy see the pirates as a tool for their own ambitions and to help the Confederacy's interests, including a merchant prince called simply "The Dagger ". The Royal Army returns home experienced and tested while they are equipped with the highest quality weapons the manufacturers can currently produce. Many experienced officers are promoted, while detachments of soldiers are sent to the country side to help train the feudal levies. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees. National unity is beginning to fracture, as without any major external threats, nobles begin to return to petty disputes, feuds, and even small scale conflicts. Many are beginning to feel uneasy as the ramshackle Confederacy is appearing to begin to fall apart, however some see this as an opportunity to reform and become a real nation . Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation.
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue convincing contracted servants. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. We begin training for a light infantry regiment in the Royal Army that would be trained to fight in mountainous terrain. Akida returns home with many books, spices, contraptions and Arcadian animals and plants. The colony in Orungu expands and becomes a bustling regional trade center. The Swahili currency is now pegged to Zimbabwe gold.
    • I doubt Swahili's ability to maintain a colony in Gabon, on the other side of Africa, let alone turn it into a "bustling regional trade center". -General
  • Great Union of Korea and China: The Emperor utilizes the peach given to Empress Dowager Gong to legitimize his claim on the Mandate of Heaven. Meanwhile, four hundred levies are mobilized and sent across the border to conquer the Yangtze river delta. Meanwhile, the Emperor launches an edict declaring the mass-relocation of the Hui to the provinces of Ningxia and Gansu, to segregate them from the mainstream population. A proposal is debated within the imperial court suggesting the designation of Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Gansu, Ningxia, and Sichuan as specially administrative regions semi-autonomous from the central government. The hopae (tagging) system continues to be enforced as to consolidate and tighten state control. The tax system is reformed, forcing all households to pay a universal tax rate (which is lower than the one previously set). This reduces tax burdens on the peasantry, but tax revenue overall increases due to the inclusion of high-income households previously exempted. With increased agricultural productivity stemming from the cultivation of low-maintenance high-yielding crops (such as sweet potatoes, soy, and maize) in rich Manchurian soil, the food supply is heightened. The augmentation of industrial complexes continue, whilst quarries harnessing gold reserves are constructed. Royal envoys are sent to Tibet, the Great Khanate, Tondo, and Japan demanding tribute and the recognition of the new royalty as the holders of the Mandate of Heaven (MOD RESPONSE).
  • France: The French colonies continue to expand. African indentured servants continue to be brough to the colonies. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular throughout all the French territories including Flanders and the Piedmonte. France also seizes Portugese Brazil. A request is sent to Oman for the French East India company to purchase Khasab. 
  • Archduchy of Austria: Economy improvement progresses, and military mobilizes its troops. The trade relations with others improve still. The forts are constructing in Austria, and the fortifications for the defense of any incoming danger. Farms continue to produce foods, and some supplies in Austria as well. The population looks to be slightly growing, but slowly.
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increases slightly. Farming crops such as rice and sugarcane are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnant for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of lately since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. The standard weapons of our military are guns while some troops still use daggers and swords. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining is now one of the most popular resources in the nation. The nation continues to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get influenced by them. We start to update our ports and increase the size due to increase of sea trade with outside nations. After the crushing victory against Cambodia, we now hold their capital city. Our troops head to Cambodia's capital for a second attack on it. This time we try to sack their capital, capturing anyone as prisoners. We used the captured prisoners as slaves in our nation.
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also start colonizing the Island of New Gotland (Isle d'Anticosti).  We declare a state of emergency in Oldenburg, as the Bubonic Plague begins to spread in that area. The King prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are started to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold.
    • Pope Zachary sends a Nuncio to Scandinavia. The Nuncio asks that, as the Catholic Church has respected Scandinavia and its colonies' integrity and refrained from Catholic missionary activities there, Scandinavia could respect the Catholic faith of the people in the new colonies it has acquired from Catholic states, and allow the Church to continue serving its flocks there.
  • Tsardom of Belka: The Crusade continues in earnest. With the absolute victory over the Ottomans throughout most of Anatolia, the former sultanate has fallen to ruin with Tens of Thousands fleeing, being killed, converting to Christianity, sacrificing children to pagan old god. The Area has seemed to have regressed to a pre-governmental state. The Christianized Turks throw themselves before the Belkan and Russians hoping to survive under their new governments, The refugees flee en masse out to the Caliphate overwhelming the Levantine and border cities. The Belkan forces having taken Ankara set up Ankara as Ancyra adopting the Old Roman name as it is handed to a Turkish Christian. King Aliye Kayamov (has slavicized to avoid the wrath of the crusade) takes up the Throne in  ruined Ankara. He puts to work the remaining population essentially being forced to indebt himself to the Belkan crusaders immediately to requisition food and rebuild the city. However, while the areas population has been rendered a hard figure to get ahold of the stability which is brought following the establishment of the patrols of Belkan and Russian forces. The Fall of Anakara has allowed the 70,000 strong Russian force repel the ottoman attacks in the south and push towards Antioch surrounding the city with ease. The Belkan force of nearly 100,000 now continues past ankara and sets up a serious of camps preparing to make their grand play striking south to. Another Belkan forces of nearly 50,000 is sent across the Straits of Kaloyan and its massive bridge. This force is used specifically to garrison and defend the Kingdom of Ancyra and begins very heavily defensively fortifying the Surrounding area to Ancyra, improving the logistical capabilities of the region specifically to allow for supplies to be transported east. The area is also heavily stabilized with the 50,000 strong occupation force which help King Aliye bring the state back from the brink. This Belkan naval and marine forces continue to heavily fortify Rhodes and Krete but however a force of 10,000 followed by nearly 80 modern and heavily armed ships is deployed to Cyprus and lands on the island preparing to siege the islands main defensive city. Tsar Kaloyan learns for the first time during his campaign he has a son named Justinian. While not his first name preference it does betray an air of greatness about the child, being named after one of Romes greatest emperors. On the home front the Empire while missing so many men due to the war and war related work sees its internal farming bases become more favorable towards the plantation farming economies and the adoption of the high yield crops from the Americas has made this a lot more possible. The connection is made by the merchant based plantation farmers who while being forced to implement three or four field systems is still able to not only grow enough food for the empire, but also a good amount of export. The emptying of the fields has essentially removed the last clutter as many people went to cities to fight in the war, empliy in war related work, and even more to the coasts to work at the shipwrights and other trades there. The War colleges in Vasiligrad and Belgrad carefully analyse the tactics and strategies of the tsars generals and the tsar himself. These are applied heavily to the newly trained reservists. The Population reaches 10.45 million.
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Continued fighting in Hispaniola to take the colony over. Efforts are made to start sending English people to the land while a plantation based economy is maintained by the conquerors to yield economic growth. There is still persistent anger at the vicious Germans with the continued threat of riots. The King is frustrated and spends several days in isolation and prayer asking God for guidance on how to lead the English people to their destiny. Efforts resume to strengthen England with another review into the conduct of the navy and it is agreed that nothing more can be done to increase fleet numbers. Work is made in Scotland on building canals and improving agricultural techniques. As instability grows in West Africa and Asia more effort is made to work on trading and establishing England has 4.9 million people, The colonies have 0.4 million, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 million people and Scotland 0.9 million people. The colonies are encouraged to get on with expansion as more migrants move there. To counter the plague quarantine procedures are set up for entering ships and for those who become infected.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast, Madarases are made to teach people in religion,science,and many more things. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the pop, as the city of El-Anaiun is made a trade center for African gold. The Navy is worked on as Rabat as it is turned into a naval powerhouse. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food. We send trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of their high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.  some religious leaders and poltical leaders see it as we left Mali to die this causes a few imams and political leaders to not trust the Sultante. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the new world, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states. We accept the trade deal with the native tribes as we give them horses and steel in return for food and goods, The newly added region is improved on by working on roads that ease trade and troops movement into the new region.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is made called Al Hawqk and is made in hope of rivaling other Mashjids. Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "Forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean and study the ways to the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 14,720 people with a slow rise in pop. The Ona state is annexed into the Emirate and Ona majority areas are put under an Ona that accepted Islam named Hassan al Badr but some question his loyalty and if he converted just to gain power,Islam with the Ona people slowly rise but is still a tiny percent in the Ona Population. A envoy is sent to the tribes of Tehuelche that begins trade. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 5 px.
    • Sultanate of Bajani: The Sultanate copies the use of the Tajammad Emirate as they both begin to trsde with each other. The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend people. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 20 cannons. A group of 10,000 men and women are sent to st up base. Nasser Hakim is picked as Sultan of the Bajani and conduct trade with the Tajjamad to send back home. Nasser Hakim and Ali Bakr begin to hold talks every three years to improve and keep a strong bond of the two states. The Sultanate expands 10 px across the Coast and begins to trade with Native Tribes
    • Oyo Emirate: The new Emirate is put under the rule of a Muslim named Ridwan Amjad he halts the use of jiyzah but does work on trading with Zaire. The Emir raises up to 8000 troops as Accra is made the capital. Attempts are made to rebuild the nation as imams are sent to convert the natives but first start by gaining trust and helping the natives. The Sultan begins to work on mining of gold to help improve the Emirate's economy fish is found then traded/sold to the Maghreb and Zaire.  
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. Construction of the navy continues. The Tsar Contiues conalidate power. The population has reached 15.4 million Work on the Central Asian and Mongolian roads ends and all workers are settled in Siberia.
  • Papal States: Another five hundred troops are sent to Anatolia, bringing the total Papal contribution to a nice round 5000. Missions overseas continue, with a lot of energy being put into Angola and Southern Africa, however the missions in China, Korea, Japan, and the New World are not forgotten. Eager to ensure that good discipline is in use all throughout the world, Pope Zachary decides to send personal representatives to all the various mission territories to ensure that orthodox faith and good discipline is being maintained, even at the ends of the Earth. He makes his appointments this year, and the delegates will begin their visitations next year. 
  • Arawakan Caciquenate: Many things have occurred in the nation in the last two years. The militia has been reorganized into different categories that add up to a total of 200,000. 50,000 work and serve in a category known as the Port Authority which protects and maintains security on ports, during trade, and also serves as a force that protects citizens in coastal towns. Another category that is the Main Military Unit totals up to 25,000 and are currently on standby as there are no major wars at the moment for them to need to be activated. Then their is a group known as the Invader Militia which helps take over land for the nation to help expand which totals up to 50,000. And finally their is the River Authority which monitors and protects river towns and cities plus protects trade ships that total to 50,000. Then their is the Cacique's Guards which protects the Temple in the capitol and in Governmental district capitol's which total to 20,000. Then another 5000 take part as expeditioners that help ensure the newly conquered people's safety and help explore the newly taken over lands. In other news, population total's are getting close to three million by the year. The Invader Militia the last two years have helped in the invasion of Columbia where the nation expanded inward by 24 px and 40 px into Amazonia. construction in these areas for barracks and renovation have begun already. Modernization in the region should take several years. Also the Al Wakan language is now spoken by 28% of the population so far and a new currency has been developed known to many as the Alwa which is five coins of different value in hexagonal shape made up of gold and silver with Magnesium being the most common type of coin produced in workshops and are inspired by the old world. Town totals have also reached 300 and the stone road project has expanded significantly. Crops have been doing well this year and their is no problem with health or famine due to this. Prosperity in the nation continues and population continues to exponentially rise and some think the population will reach 30 million in the next two decades with some even saying sooner but time will tell. The Main Military increased by 5000 this year.
    • You were warned, slow down first of all, and second of all, your population is nowhere near three million. -Feud

1641

Zachary is deposed as Pope by the College of Cardinals, and is exiled to the MIddle East. There he proves to be so much better at religion than the Caliph, the Caliph Al-Hajaj is deposed by the Maktab Al-Qudds and Zachary is elected Caliph instead. Al-Hajaj moves to Rome and is subsequently elected Pope. 

The Great Khan is bestowed superpowers by God, including flight, super strength and heat vision. He then becomes an itinerate superhero, "Khanman", battling crime and injustice around China by night, while living a life as mild-mannered Khan by day.

An army of two million men march out of Zulu and conquer all of Africa, renaming the nation "Tota-llyn-otDr-aka". Tota-llyn-otDr-aka then declares war on Europe. 

Indonesia sinks into the Sea. What now.

  • English Arcadia: Population continues to grow fast, standing at about 510,000, mostly via immigration from England, though the population is self-sustaining at this point. In order to support this, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, trying to claim land from the Atlantic Gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the OTL eastern shore of Virginia). Out nation mourns the loss of Indonesia, with Cornelius Wilmington himself calling it a "damn shame."
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increases slightly. Farming crops such as rice and sugarcane are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnant for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of lately since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. The standard weapons of our military are guns while some troops still use daggers and swords. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining is now one of the most popular resources in the nation. The nation continues to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get influenced by them. We start to update our ports and increase the size due to increase of sea trade with outside nations. After the crushing victory against Cambodia, we now hold their capital city. Our troops head to Cambodia's capital for a second attack on it. This time we try to sack their capital, capturing anyone as prisoners. We used the captured prisoners as slaves in our nation.
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is currently 18 million. The 500,000 refugees are slowly being absorbed with many with desirable skills, wealth or family already being settled, though a majority lacks the ability to care for themselves and so the Confederacy puts the men to work in exchange for pay, food for their family and shelter. The Royal Highway has six years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. Thane's construction of the Royal Thane Naval Yard is underway and is nine years in, while it is minimally operational. The first squadron of the Royal Navy of Punjab is ready and is sent to patrol Maharashtra in order to defend from the Maratha pirates. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The rise of the Marathan pirates leads to the Confederacy authorising an increase in naval research and investment. While the Confederacy does order its navy to attack pirates in Confederacy territory, it strangely ignores the pirates attacking Karnad shipping or territory. The experimental squadron of the Royal Navy do surprisingly well in high seas due to the European sails and rigging, leading the new design to be officially accepted. While the Confederacy is busy on reforms, it only produces two new squadrons. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. The Royal Army returns home experienced and tested while they are equipped with the highest quality weapons the manufacturers can currently produce. Many experienced officers are promoted, while detachments of soldiers are sent to the country side to help train the feudal levies. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. "The Dagger" liquidates his assets and uses it to add ships to his pre-existing merchant fleet, while it is rumoured that many influential figures are involved. There are ten ships in this fleet all gurabs or galleys, and they set sail in order to pacify the pirates, raid their settlements, take their ships, and become the "King of Pirates". "The Dagger" offers the English 20% of all profits and not attacking their ships in exchange for ships and a supplies (Player response). Due to the incessant feuding of the lords and princes, the Confederacy puts an official ban on all feuds, vendettas, and conflicts between the states of the Confederacy, instead emphasising the court of law as a place where disputes are settled. The "Renovation of the Confederacy" is also established with the Confederate government of the lords and princes as well as the Ashtapradhan, as well as the Confederate Supreme Court which serves as the court for all the territories. The Confederate government manages the country as a whole though the elective king has veto power and influence, while many states have autonomy. Military is put on standby in case of a war, while Aryavarta is contacted in order to ensure support in case of a civil war. In order to centralise the country, an official currency is made "the Punjab rupee" and it is standardised with coins of varying values which will helps standardise trade. Royal mints are set up in several cities, though the states are allowed to have their own currency. There is also language reform with the official language being Punjabi (because a majority of the populace is Punjabi and the name of the nation) though the lingua franca is Hindi.
    • England Dip: The English agrees to provide ships and supplies in exchange for the deal stated.
    • "The Dagger" Dip: The merchant prince turned pirate agrees to this deal, and claims that with this help, the seas will before him.
    • Gone from Monday to Friday. General is posting for me-Red
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland (Isle d'Anticosti).  We declare a state of emergency in Oldenburg, as the Bubonic Plague begins to spread in that area. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. The Pope is sent a queer look, as to how he assumes we gained back colonies, as all the colonies were taken back by Burgundy. The Nuncio is sent to Oldenburg, as to not interfere with Nordic matters of state.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Nuncio was referring to the Hebrides: a new colony you acquired from a Catholic state. From his new residence in Oldenburg, the Nuncio again writes to the Scandinavian King asking that, seeing as the Catholic Church has refrained form missionary activity in Scandinavian homelands and colonies in the past, the government could respect the faith of the Hebrideans and allow them to remain within the Catholic fold. 
  • Masqat and Oman: Isolated in the interior of Madagascar, the Merina kingdom is a technologically and economically backward country by modern standards, its only contact with the rest of the world being through Oman and Swahili. Since the founding of the Al-Qamar colony, it has become naturally reliant on the Omanis for trade and protection, and both states have often expressed their wish to further this relationship. In addition, the inevitable spread of Islam has begun to take hold in the country, increasing the influence of the Omani government (Oman is sometimes even called to settle local disputes). This year, Masqat and Oman offers to formally establish a protectorate over Imerina, in formal recognition of their status. Meanwhile, King Junaid makes an effort to solidify Oman's control of the sparsely populated Al Wusta region, as well as parts of northern Dhofar.
    • Imerina agrees -Nate
  • Maiam: Chocolate exports skyrocket as demand from England and Iberia increases. The internal conflict grinds to a close, as many of the Nativist forces were wiped out by disease or captured by loyalist forces. Maiam, while still largely native Mayan and Mexican, has a large plurality of Europeans, and an even larger mixed-race population. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Sinkyone: We offer Bear River, Lassik, Wallakki, Nongati and the Wiyot to form a confederation with the name Athabaskan Confederation(mod Response) Also, we Ready 200 troops at the Matolle border and we keep 50 in our territory to defend ourselves. We tame our first horses for use in agriculture and the military. After the Forming of the Confederation the Warrior with the name Tuketwa was Elected Chief of the confederation by the nine most powerful families in the the confederation he was given religious and military control over the confederation but the families could still control transportation, agriculture and foreign relations while most families were from Sinkyone two families were from Lassik and three were from Nongati.
    • Lassik and Nongati join, Wiyot and Wallakki asks to be a close ally instead, and the Bear River declare Sinkyone an enemy -Nate mod
  • Bengal Sultinate: The nation works on development of agriculture and cultivation of fruits and spices and urbanization of the country continues but at a more faster pace. Population increases by 1% which brings the population total reach 25.25 million. Ports begin to be made and should be completed in the next year. A plan to take back the lost lands of the nation are in the works at the moment. Construction of five ships have begun for the Navy and Military increases by 3000. Five ships are set out to do expeditions in the Ocean to see if there is any land that might be out their. Stories of a large island have been told for years and now after so many years the search for the lost island begins. Trade continues as usual. Boats and fishing have become more popular as well. Silk is also continued to be produced and due to The Caliphate allowing ships to cross throughout The Red Sea into the Mediterranean, possible trade deals with Europeans become more plausible. One of the first ships to cross over into the mysterious Mediterranean called it "the most beautiful place you can possibly be in". Maghreb has offered the nation a trade deal and we excepted it for Weapons and armor materials for combat in exchange for fruits and wood. Everything else in the nation continues as usual with coastal towns and cities becoming more popular.
    • England Dip: We offer an alliance to Bengal.
    • Bengal Dip: We accept to be a part of your alliance.
    • Siam Dip: We would like an alliance with you.
    • Bengal Dip: We accept to join your alliance.
    • Bengal Dip (to Maghreb): Our nation offers an alliance to Maghreb.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Kobec expands 50 northeast along the southern shore of the Sint Lauwens River (OTL St. Lawrence). Nova Belgica (OTL Nova Scotia) expands 50 px southwest along the coast. New Netherlands expands 50 px south. Calais, as newly detached territory of Burgundy, sees its fortifications expanded, especially on the land side. In naval news, the Navy approves the construction of new classes of galleons, based on experiences in combat with the English. The size is increased to 74 guns, from the previously standard 58- and 60-gunners. The hull is also redesigned, with the upper decks inclined inwards, resulting in the ship being wider at the waterline than at the top cannonade deck. While meant to discourage boarding, it has the added benefit of increasing stability, always a concern with heavily gunned ships. While many of the oldest galleons are scrapped, the newer ones are kept, but the upper main gun deck is removed (razed), and the new 30-gun vessels are reclassified as frigates, but larger, sturdier and more heavily armed than their contemporary, purpose built frigates.
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Continued fighting in Hispaniola to take the colony over but it is almost over. Efforts are made to start sending English people to the land while a plantation based economy is maintained by the conquerors to yield economic growth. There is still persistent anger at the vicious Germans with the continued threat of riots. The King is frustrated and spends several days in isolation and prayer asking God for guidance on how to lead the English people to their destiny. Efforts resume to strengthen England with another review into the conduct of the navy and it is agreed that nothing more can be done to increase fleet numbers. Work is made in Scotland on building canals and improving agricultural techniques. As instability grows in West Africa and Asia more effort is made to work on trading and establishing England has 4.9 million people, The colonies have 0.4 million, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 million people and Scotland 0.9 million people. The colonies are encouraged to get on with expansion as more migrants move there. To counter the plague quarantine procedures are set up for entering ships and for those who become infected. With continued failures of the navy the King has Admiral Boris Johnson appointed high admiral and given the task of rebuilding the English fleet from scratch. Boris Johnson is now old and his hair is long and stupid but he takes the task up and starts rebuilding with the commissioning of a first rate new 80 gun flagship Brexit commanded by Phillip May and also a plan to build some 20 second rate and 30 third rate new ships of the line with the second rate being 74 cannons and the third rate being 60 cannons and a new cannon foundry is established in London to provide the thousands of cannons and balls needed for this new fleet. The new cannons produced are broken down into three different sizes to keep uniformity of production and economies of scale.
  • France: The French colonies continue to expand. African indentured servants continue to be brought to the colonies. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular throughout all the French territories including Flanders and the Piedmonte. France also seizes Portuguese Brazil. Fortifications are constructed in the Flanders.
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. Work on the navy continues. We begin to send Orthodox Missionaries into Sakha since we border them. Population is at least 15.5 million. To increase this we begin to research new farm techniques. We send missionaries backed by soldiers north into the far reached of parts of central Siberia to propose an ultimatum, convert or die. We begin to construct a great palace in Vladimirgrad which shall become the empires prestigeous Naval Academy. We also begin to construct a small collage building in Tsaritsyn to serve as the Imperial Army Academy.
  • Papal States: The Pope's personal investigators depart for the various Mission territories around the world, ready to make detailed notes on the orthodoxy of the faith and sacraments, discipline, and effectiveness of missionary work there. Meanwhile, the Envoy to Sakha assists the Sakhan Church of the East, a sui iuris Catholic Church with money and manpower, and urges the Sakhan government not to allow the schismatic Russians to proseletyse in their country. In Rome, the new, young Vicar General is keen to improve Church music, some of which is too unfashionable for his 'refined taste'. Looking to the North, he asks an up-and-coming 'baroque' composer named Fritz Wolfenburg to compose some new settings of various masses.
    • Russia: Whilst the Grand Patriarch denounces the popes intrusion into Sakha, the Czar personally sends a letter to the pope wondering if the Papal States are closer and border Sakha :)
    • Papal States: The Pope draws Russia's attention to the fact that we've been there since 1564, when the Sakhan Church chose to accept to Papal authority ... Aawkward. 
  • Rashidun Caliphate: In a landmark historical act, the Ulema unanimously vote to declare war on the Crusaders. Issuing the proclomation from the Citidel of Damascus, "the Caliphate declares Jihad against the Tsardom of Belka, and any Slav or Greek that supports them. All those who pray the Salat or pay the Jizya are called to take up Holy War against these nations." As this declaration is spread by mass printing across the Middle East and the Muslim world, volunteers and professional soldiers from every Sultan, Emir, Sheikh, and Devish pour in to join the ranks of the army to fight off this dastardly invasion. The refugees fleeing from Turkey are quickly called together and organized by local authorities, recruiting many of the strongest into the military bent on retaking their homeland. An army of 90,000 Arabs and 110,000 Turks and Kurds arrive with hundreds of the elite armed fighters known as the Kilab A-rub (The Lord's Hounds) to drive off the Russians and defend Antioch. The Russian forces would be surprised to find the Christians of Antioch, comprising of many Catholics and Armenians used to the toleration under the Caliphate, are not welcome to the concept of foreign invaders disrupting their way of life. This push towards Antioch also bring with them hundreds of medium artillery led by sipahi cavalry. The main strategy of this front is to push two large attacks along the Afrin and Quieq Rivers, meant to direct the Russian force to the Amanian Gate where the remainder of the forces will cut them off. True to the advice of Ismail Pasha, the commanders of the Battle of Antioch are trained in the Slavic tactics; although there was no opportunity to train every individual battalion, certain key countermeasures are taken, such as anticipating the timing of skirmishes and adopting a fan maneuver against the block and file formations. In Anatolia itself,  a force of 140,000 Arabs join with an army of 110,000 Turks, Kurds and Armenians, collectively raised by the local Beyliks, Emirates and Principalities now independent. These troops gather at Erzincan, then split into two groups and converge on the Belkan forces in the modern column formation. Ismail Pasha commands this campaign himself, using the positions of the Belkan force from the Arab refugees that came from the Fall of Ankara. Ismail also utilizes familiarity of the rugged mountain terrain in Central Anatolia to give the advantage to the native Middle Eastern people against the Crusaders. In addition, the Ulema ensured that all the military were well-supplied and fully packed for this campaign, capitalizing on the overuse of ammunition by the Belkans at the Fall of Ankara. Throughout the Muslim World, the pamphlets encouraging joining the JIhad spread quickly from Morocco to Iran. People coin slogans and write ballads for the great war against the Europeans. The Shah of Iran already sends 2000 of his own troops to the campaign in eastern Anatolia. The only thing preventing further armed forces this year is the sheer logistics of processing such an unprecedented turnout. The full naval force of the Mediterranean is launched from Damietta in three parts, one with 150 ships to cut off support to Antioch, one with 70 ships to link up with the remaining 40 ships of the Ottoman navy and encircle Salonika, and a final 200 ships to close on Rhodes. The main goal at Rhodes is not to directly engage the fortifications yet, but merely to sink and blockade any sea forces defending the harbor. We ask Morocco and any other Muslim states to send volunteers for this war effort.
  • Maghreb Dip: We send 70,000 men and 80 warships to the land of Jihad to fight off the Invaders.
  • Emirate of Cyprus: Emir Amir Al-Damashq was up in the early hours of the morning, fully cognizant the instant he saw the Belkan invading force on the horizon. Immediately he summoned his chief officers to fly into action as defense of the island at Saolinka. His lieutenant Musa Ibn Reis was determined to utilize defensive measures not seen since the days of Archimedes at Syracuse. Falconets, mortars and other siege weaponry are employed on the coast to strike at the enemy ships at a distance, using logarithmic calculations to determine the exact trajectory at maximum distance. The fleet of 60 ships are the best warships the Caliphate employs in the White Sea, fitted with iron backing within the wooden frames, and three ceder masts brimming with medium artillery. 
  • Tsardom of Belka: Tsar Kaloyan relishing at the prospect of Fighting the Caliphate gives way initially to the Caliphates forces refusing to engage instead laying a bunch of small organized fighting retreat engagements hoping to bleed the scouts and vanguard units out while the main army conducts its main retreat. This proves to be a deciding factor in the effectiveness of the army as in an unexpected show of force, the Tsar cunningly funnels the Caliphates troops into a meat grinder at the nearly deserted Turkish city of Niğde. The Tsar brings 200,000 of his own troops as well as 20,000 mercenaries to bear on in a defensive battle at Nigde using the terrain as the advantage to split up the caliphates units in pursuit of the army. The Russian troops having been taken by surprise have also retreated and guard the flank of the Belkan army ready to contribute to the main battle at a moments notice essentially filling all the gaps in the lines. The Belkan troops hold using the geography of Turkey as a series of natural forts and battlements. With almost no civilians being in the city Tsar Kaloyan turns Nigde into a hellhole of ambushes, traps, and crossfires. Cannon batteries with grapeshot as posted as key intersections and in key buildings to maximize casualties and the Belkan forces flanking the city from behind for miles on either side, The deployments into the mountains effectively make Nigde the city to take if the Caliphate wishes to move on to Ankara. With so much force deployed into Anatolia, the Tsar is forced to redistribute the final 50,000 strong force in Belka manning many of the coastal forts and preparing them with cannons and anti-naval batteries. With Rhodes put under siege the full extent of preparation on the island has been made known to the Caliphate with 10,000 mercenary troops and Cannon batteries of all sizes are emblazoned on earthen work and stone forts assembles around the island at key points. The Main fortress renamed to Beograd has become a massive force to be reckoned with boasting an anti naval battery which has sunk 15 of the caliphates ships already. Krete is known to be similarly armed with nearly 5000 troops of the Italians and papacy manning Krete, which make it an unattractive option to land under fire. The remaining forces of nearly 55,000 troops remain in Belka consisting mostly of the Belkan Home Guard, and a 5000 strong mercenary group. The economic strain on the empire starts to become apparent as the Tsar effectively requisitions money from merchants and others to support the war effort. With massive amounts of funds flooding away to buy supplies. Munitions, Guns, Cannons, gunpowder, certain foodstuffs, and hundreds of other goods flow through Belka as the impressive logistical system has managed to turn the supply deficiency away and re-supply the Belkan army during its strategic retreat to Nigde. The island fortresses of Krete and Rhodes are notably presumed to be able to hold for years. This consequently has led to a massive capital outflow into Europe which effectively starts a war boom as a result of the war and its needs. Belka requests to buy many of these supplies from Russia as well. The Belkan war fleet delegates itself to small party raiding tactics and using the superior galleons and frigates in an attempt to inflict casualties piecemeal rather than openly engage the caliphate. However, a solid smuggling route remains open to Rhodes as the combination of shore batteries on the Anatolian coast and the coast of Rhodes leaves a gap where the artillery won't reach but making it easy for a ship to cross quickly without being intercepted.
  • Great Union of Korea and China: The campaign targeting the Yangtze River Valley continues. Gansu, Sichuan and Ningxia are designated as special provinces, and the government begins the relocation of most Hui to these respective areas in order to segregate and restrict their influence over the rest of China proper.

1642

The Armies of Benin sign an agreement with the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, allowing certain trade rights if the Sicilians enter into an arms and training agreement for the Emperor of Benin.

Shaka Zulu takes over the Zulu kingdom following Sibhos death. The information gleaned from his European Journey has led to multiple changes in Zulu society most notably in how its armies are assembled and equipped. Interestingly enough the Zulus send their first fleet of nearly ten ships to Europe planning to send the fleets to all of the major European powers.

The war in the east between the Caliphate and Belka seems to have taken a positive impact on the European economy as the mass purchasing of war supplies on the open markets has led to a huge boom in Europe's declining internal trade routes due to the Wars in the West. This revival of trade sees Trade and economic booms in Hungary, Austria, Poland and Prussia.

The rise of wars in Europes states and some of the economic issues has caused a huge increase in populations hoping to immigrate to colonies. Thousands begin to immigrate to the New World regardless of mother country in some cases, just leaving to colonies where ports are sending the ships, too. This leaves Anglo's in Mexico, Germans in English Arcadia, and Spaniards in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Iberian colonies everywhere expand greatly.

  • Karnad Empire: Hamid Khan consolidates his Empire. He visits the temples he had rebuilt. The infrastructure projects are completed. The navy stands firmly at 1200 ships.Hamid Khan establishes a military government and awards jagirs (land grants) to his ministers. The army is directly recruited by the government. Hamid Khan delivers a speech in Mysore- "Go to your temples and your mosques, no one is there to stop you. I offer Namaz so that my sin of destroying the great temples is washed away. Forgive me for I have wronged the Hindus. This country will achieve greatness only if the Hindus and Muslims work together. So we will work together and I will be your Emperor. We will reverse the wrongs dealt to us by our backstabbing friends." He declares war on Gujarat Sultanate.(Can a mod do the algorithm, I have a great leader too) He promotes Ganpati Raju as the Commander of the army and sends him with an army of 100,000 men. Raju leads his army and lands in Pipavav. The invasion is supported by the 1200 strong navy. He promises the people riches from Gujarat. He orders the construction a Grand palace in Mysore with a Mosque and a Temple.
    • I don't remember giving you a great anything. Did any mod sign off on this? Mods please respond. -scraw
    • The requirement for a GG or GL is a mod event. So, no there has been no okay on your having a GL. -Feud
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is 18 million. The 500,000 refugees are slowly being absorbed with many with desirable skills, wealth or family already being settled, though a majority lacks the ability to care for themselves and so the Confederacy puts the men to work in exchange for pay, food for their family and shelter. The Royal Highway has five years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. Thane's construction of the Royal Thane Naval Yard is underway and is ten years in, while it is minimally operational. The first squadron of the Royal Navy of Punjab is ready and is sent to patrol Maharashtra in order to defend from the Maratha pirates. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The rise of the Marathon pirates leads to the Confederacy authorising an increase in naval research and investment. While the Confederacy does order its navy to attack pirates in Confederacy territory, it strangely ignores the pirates attacking Karnad shipping or territory. The experimental squadron of the Royal Navy do surprisingly well in high seas due to the European sails and rigging, leading the new design to be officially accepted. While the Confederacy is busy on reforms, it only produces two new squadrons. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. The Royal Army returns home experienced and tested while they are equipped with the highest quality weapons the manufacturers can currently produce. Many experienced officers are promoted, while detachments of soldiers are sent to the country side to help train the feudal levies. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. "The Dagger" liquidates his assets and uses it to add ships to his preexisting merchant fleet, while it is rumoured that many influential figures are involved. There are ten ships in this fleet all gurabs or galleys, and they set sail in order to pacify the pirates, raid their settlements, take their ships, and become the "King of Pirates". Several foreigners sign on to his fleet, including some Dutch and Englishmen. The Dagger's influence becomes concentrated around the coast of Surat, where he enjoys control of the local fort and by extension the city. His naval prowess has made him unmatched, even by the navies of Punjab and Karnad. He manages to capture three Karnad merchant ships off the west Indian coast, adding them to his fleet. Due to the incessant feuding of the lords and princes, the Confederacy puts an official ban on all feuds, vendettas, and conflicts between the states of the Confederacy, instead emphasising the court of law as a place where disputes are settled. The "Renovation of the Confederacy" is also established with the Confederate government of the lords and princes as well as the Ashtapradhan, as well as the Confederate Supreme Court which serves as the court for all the territories. The Confederate government manages the country as a whole though the elective king has veto power and influence, while many states have autonomy. Military is put on standby in case of a war, while Aryavarta is contacted in order to ensure support in case of a civil war. In order to centralise the country, an official currency is made "the Punjab rupee" and it is standardised with coins of varying values which will helps standardise trade. Royal mints are set up in several cities, though the states are allowed to have their own currency. There is also language reform with the official language being Punjabi (because a majority of the populace is Punjabi and the name of the nation) though the lingua francua is Hindi.
  • Sinkyone: We ask the Willikii, Hupa and Kato if they want to join the Athabaskan Confederation(mod response). We demand apologies from Bear River because they called us their enemy. One of our locals sees a chipmunk bury a nut and he sees how the chipmunk does it and he does it with some cherries and thus inventing farming for the first time in his area. The army stand on the Bear river border and we ask our allies (Walikki, Wiyot)
    • The Williki joins the confederacy, while Hupa becomes an ally. Kato, however, allies with Bear River. The diplomats return scalped by the Shoshone, who believe the Sinkyone are weak and unmanly. -Natemod
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. We declare a state of emergency in Oldenburg, as the Bubonic Plague begins to spread in that area. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. The Nuncio is sent to Oldenburg, as to not interfere with Nordic matters of state. King Harald allows the Catholic faith to exist, but Protestant missionaries will be sent there no matter the protests of the Papacy.
  • Great Union of Korea and China: The campaign targeting inland Tali begins. Gansu, Sichuan and Ningxia are designated as special provinces, and the government begins the relocation of most Hui to these respective areas in order to segregate and restrict their influence over the rest of China proper. To counter the impeding Russian colonization of Siberia, economic control over Sakhan economy (via chaebol firms) is solidified, whilst missionaries are dispatched there to counter Orthodox missionaries. Royal envoys are sent to Sakha demanding that it submits under as both a protected state and a tributary of Korea (MOD RESPONSE). The hopae (tagging) system continues to be enforced throughout all of China as to monitor the movement and activities of its citizens. With the Columbian Exchange bringing low-maintenance yet high-yield crops (such as sweet potatoes, soy, and maize) and the exploitation of rich Manchurian earth, the food supply is vastly heightened. To aid the war effort, chaebol firms establish multiple industrial complexes producing weaponries and gunpowder, while blast-furnaces are erected to augment the metallurgical sector. Canals are restored and roads are paved to facilitate commerce and travel, as well as to ease the movement of levies south to the southern frontlines. Gold reserves in the north continue to be exploited to support the implementation of the mun over China while stabilizing its monetary value. Royal envoys are sent to Tibet, the Great Khanate, Tondo, and Japan demanding tribute and the recognition of the Emperor as the sole wielder of the Mandate of Heaven (URGENT MOD RESPONSE).
    • Sakha agrees to become a tributary. ~Wolvesmod
    • Tondo, Tibet and Japan accept and recognize the Emperor, the Great Khan agrees on the special terms on tribute per decade. ~Wolvesmod
    • Sorry, but from other mods I'm removing the Khan paying tribute to the Emperor for the time being. -Nate mod
  • Masqat and Oman: Omani piracy experiences a resurgence in the Indian Ocean, targeting the coast of Hormuz, Persia, Gujarat, and Rashidun Arabia, but avoiding Punjab due to the naval presence there. Iran is the most severely affected, as the pirates once again take control of the Persian-owned Strait of Hormuz, capturing Persian and Rashidun vessels, stealing trade income, and terrorizing their coastline. King Junaid solidifies control of Al Wusta and northern Dhofar. He also presses claims to Musandam (Persian Oman), arguing that the recent piracy is partly due to Iran's inherent naval weaknesses and inability to defend the Strait of Hormuz, and that, were Masqat and Oman given control of the fortress at Musandam and the island of Hormuz, the piracy would surely cease. There is a veiled threat concealed here somewhere, yet Oman seems to be the only one capable of defeating these pirates.
    • Masqat and Oman to Iran/Rashidun: We offer to purchase the Musandam province on the northern tip of Oman. Aside from being our rightful territory, the fortress at Khasab and its commanding position over the Strait of Hormuz would enable us to more effectively combat piracy.
    • Rashidun Dip: Musandam is sold for a considerable amount of money to help end piracy there.
  • Venice: With the recent defeat inflicted upon Venice by Iberia and with Venice prestige and power in the Mediterranean Sea threatened, newly elected Doge Enrico Contarini focuses on revitalizing the economy, which he does with the backing of the vast majority of the Venetian nobility, as he unleashes his plans to #MakeVeniceGreatAgain. Mines which extract our iron, steel, lead and clay reserves are repaired and enlarged for greater output and in cases that known reserves are left unexploited, mines are build to exploit them. The outdated and partially devestated Venetian Arsenal undergoes modernization as well as much needed repairs, with the intended aim to make Venice the fastest and biggest shipbuilding industrial complex in the Mediterranean Sea. One smaller project of a new shipbuilding industrial complex simillar to the plans of the new Venetian Arsenal in Venice, although at a smaller scale, takes place in Ancona in order to restore the splendor of the old trade city. At the same time Ancona starts to gain some relevance back as trade increases under the Venetian Republic, with ships stay overnight with the taverns of the city filled with sailors and as such the income of the city starts to increase, which is in turn invested into public works, bringing back some of the lost splendor of the old trade city, with a few prominent merchants making Ancona their seat for businesses due to low taxation and thanks to a gift of several merchant ships by the Doge of Venice, Ancona is able to re-establish its fleet, although it far from being the trade power it used to be in the past or even antagonizing the undisputed leader of trade in the Adriatic Sea, Venice. At the same time in order to shield ourselves from a possible Austrian attack on Venice, we start the construction of strategic fortifications in the city of Bolzano and the rest of the Alpine passes near the Austrian borders, in essense to close the Alpine routes there that would allow the passage of an Imperial army heading to Venice through the Alps. It is projected that this grand project on the Alps would roughly take ten years. We ask the Rashidun Caliphate to give us for access to the Canal of the Pharaohs, to be able to trade with the East, seeing vast profit in such ventures, in return we offer have a fleet of ten ships consisted by warhips and merchant ships available at their disposal for ten years.
    • Suez Canal doesn't exist yet. -Feud
    • Like WTF Nate offered me this in chat, plus he already let Bengalish ships come to the Mediterrenean Sea through Suez. ~Bear
    • Yeah, my bad. Apparently it's called Canal of the Pharaohs. ~Bear
    • Yeah, forgot about that myself. -Feud
    • Rashidun Dip: we accept this deal and allow Venetian mechant ships to pass the Fatha Al-Farun with a reasonable fee, given higher priority than the Papal envoys that used it before. 
  • ​Bengal Sultinate: Bengal significantly expands in alliances with England and France becoming the nations allies. Trade continues as usual with more trade deals made this year for foreign tech and tools. Siam also becomes the Nation's ally as well. The Caliphate and Bengal exchange support for a new state of war between Bengal and Burma. The Caliphate receives 90 ships that are sent to Gujarat  plus 800 volunteers and The Caliphate send 5000 troops in return. Three divisions line up across the Burmeese border making up a total of 150,000 men and at any moment the invasion will begin. In other news cultivation and the production of coffee, chocolate and clay pottery grows. Cities are still being built to house more people and farms grow as well. Trade with Siam begins. Production of ships also grow and eight ships have been built this year. ships continue to be sent through the Red Sea and into the Mediterranean with the help of The Caliphate. More ports are constructed and one port has been purchased by France. Towns also have grown in the valleys of Bengal as being mostly agriculturally based. Mining becomes more popular in the region as well.  population grows by 252,500. Due to the threat of war and people wanting to help the nation grow stronger, 10,000 people are recruited into the military. Modernized weapons will be used in the conflict so this will be possibly a disadvantage for the Burmese. popularity also grows with merchants as a possible careeer for people and the the fact that now there could be direct trade in Europe and back. Temple's across the nation also become quite common sites in the nation and coastal towns continue to grow.
  • Maghreb Dip: We accept your deal for alliance.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Kobe expands 50 px up the southern bank of the Sint Lauwens River. Avelskamp (OTL Newfoundland) expands 50 px into the island. Nova Belgica expands 50 px southwest along the coast. New Netherlands expands 50 px south. Fortification of Calais continues. In response to Englands construction of HMS Brexit, the States General approves the construction of a limited number of 98-gun ships of the line, intended to replace the aged King Charles the Great-class galleons, and called the Medway-class. The five planned ships of the class incorporate features set to be included on the 74-gun standard galleons. Conversion of old galleons into razee frigates continues.
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increases slightly. Farming crops such as rice and sugarcane are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnent for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of latley since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. The standard weapons of our military are guns while some troops still use daggers and swords. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining is now one of the most popular resources in the nation. The nation continues to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get influenced by them. We start to update our ports and increase the size due to increase of sea trade with outside nations. After the crushing victory against Cambodia, we now hold their capital city. Our troops now take over Cambodia.
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Continued fighting in Hispaniola to take the colony over but it is almost over. Efforts are made to start sending English people to the land while a plantation based economy is maintained by the conquerors to yield economic growth. There is still persistent anger at the vicious Germans with the continued threat of riots. The King is frustrated and spends several days in isolation and prayer asking God for guidance on how to lead the English people to their destiny. Efforts resume to strengthen England with another review into the conduct of the navy and it is agreed that nothing more can be done to increase fleet numbers. Work is made in Scotland on building canals and improving agricultural techniques. As instability grows in West Africa and Asia more effort is made to work on trading and establishing England has 4.9 million people, The colonies have 0.4 million, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 million people and Scotland 0.9 million people. The colonies are encouraged to get on with expansion as more migrants move there. A series of large furnaces are constructed at Portsmouth fortress to give the base the option of hot shot cannon fire. The Brexit is completed at the end of the year while the continued construction plan for the other ships of the line continues and more small scale frigates are constructed to act as scouts, convoy escorts and various other roles. Construction of the London cannon foundry is completed with the three sizes of cannon working well at simplifying production. The royal marine regiment is formed at Portsmouth and are equipped with pistols, and boarding axes designed for close quarters fighting.
  • Russia: Russia becomes an absolute monarchy after years of the Tsars consolidation, the ministers are there for convenience but under the Tsars supervision, the military is guided by generals BUT all its major moves are decided by the Tsar. We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. Missionaries are continually sent to into Sakha. Work on the navy continues. The Czar in a meeting with his generals discusses the possibility of in case of discrimination against Orthodox in Sakha, of military intervention. "What does Sakha have to pay tribute with, fish? Trees? Canoes? (laughing)." To enforce our claims in Siberia in unclaimed areas we send 3000 soldiers into Siberia to set up camps, many of these soldiers are from our tributary of Poland.  The Tsar appoints many Cossack veterans as part of a new Royal Guard. One notable member is future general Yuri Kukrov who was have said to have raised the "White-Blue-and Red" on the shore of the Eastern Sea. We begin to set up a military fort Putingrad (OTL Neryungri Sakha Oblast), named after the General and former Tsar Vladimir Putin. The fort is put under the command of Polish Count Andrzej Drevniok and is garrisoned by the 1st Polish Siberian Brigade. We sell the supplies to Belka in exchange for Belkan designs for their weapons to modernize our army (player REP).
  • France: The regin of Charles X continues to be extremly popular. French Équinoxiale expands down the Amazon river. French Antarctique expands down the coast into southern Brazil. New Valois continues expanding into its Captaincies and African Indentured servants are brought into New Valois. New France begins expanding northward, and the Iberians who come to it are moved to modern day Bolivia. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular in Flanders and the Piedmont. Fortifactions continue to be built in Flanders. The French East India company maintains the status quo with the riches coming from East Indies vastly increasing the wealth of France.France requests from the Pope that Charlemagne be canonized (OCC: I just really want to name a future place St. Charlemagne). France also requests peace with Iberia with every country keeping what they already occupy and an official agreement of no colonization on a line from the Northern most point of French Équinoxiale across Amazonia. (Mod Response)
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast, Madarases are made to teach people in religion, science and many more things. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the population, as the city of El-Anaiun is made a trade center for African goldThe Sultan begins to open up arms factories mostly in Rabat to improve the economy.The Navy is worked on as Rabat as it is turned into a naval powerhouse. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food. We send trade envoys, along with sending imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of their high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.  Some religious leaders and political leaders see it as we left Mali to die this casues a few imams and poltical leaders to not trust the Sultante. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coastline by 15 px. The city of Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The second biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the new world, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states. We accept the trade deal with the native tribes as we give them horses and steel in return for food and goods, The newly added region is improved on by working on roads that ease trade and troops movement into the new region. The regions of the Maghreb that can worked on for land to be used as food is worked on as the Sultan works on a nine-year plan to pick up the Sultanate population.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is made called Al Hawqk and is made in hope of rivaling other Mashjids. Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "Forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean and study the ways to the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 14,720 people with a slow rise in popultion. The Ona state is annexed into the Emirate and Ona majority areas are put under an Ona that accepted Islam named Hassan al Badr but some question his loyalty and if he converted just to gain power, Islam with the Ona people slowly rise but is still a tiny percent in the Ona Population. A envoy is sent to the tribes of Tehuelche that begins trade. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 5 px.
    • Sultanate of Bajani: The Sultante copies the use of the Tajammad Emirate as they both begin to trsde with each other. The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend people. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 20 cannons. A group of 10,000 men and women are sent to st up base. Nasser Hakim is picked as Sultan of the Bajani and conduct trade with the Tajjamad to send back home. Nasser Hakim and Ali Bakr begin to hold talks every three years to improve and keep a strong bond of the two states,we begin to trade with Native Tribes.(seeing no tribes around me) the Sultanate begins to expand up north west at 10 px
    • Oyo Emirate: The new Emirate is put under the rule of a Muslim named Ridwan Amjad he halts the use of jiyzah but does work on trading with zaire. The Emir raises up to 8000 troops as Accra is made the capital. Attempts are made to rebuild the nation as imams are sent to convert the natives but first start by gaing trust and helping the natives. The Sultan begins to work on mining of gold to help improve the Emirate's economy fish is found then traded/sold to the Maghreb and Zaire.
  • English Arcadia: Because of the new influx of immigrants from Europe population continues to skyrocket, increasing it b almost 30,000 this year alone, leaving our population at 540,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans, and even Italians are also prevalent. In order to support this huge influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle in a strip of land that stretches from from the Atlantic to the gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). Expansion also occurs in the north, notably into the remaining unclaimed parts of OTL new Jersey and along the Susquehanna river. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, though at a more limited pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex and New Rome..
  • Rashidun Caliphate: The Jihad called last year has a tremendous impact on the Caliphate's culture beyond the expectations of the Ulema. In the Middle East, so many volunteers arive from as close as Arabia to as far off as Summatra that a full second army of 110,000 troops are housed at the citidel of Aleppo and surrounding villages. However, with the logistical concerns for the troops in the field already, these volunteers are kept to defend the homeland for now, although 2000 are sent north defend Georgia and secure it as a Caliphate protectorate as before. In Africa, however, there is much criticism of the Ulema's actions, and many Arabs of the younger generation feel the Ulema was too indecisve to defend the Ottoman Empire before it collapsed. Nonetheless, these fears are mostly overshadowed by the optimism of reconquring Anatolia, possibly even invading Europe itself. The Battle of Nigde is executed decisviely as Ismail organizes a daring attack with 80,000 troops to take the city of Aksaray on Mount Hasan, securing a base on the higher ground. The remaining forces are divided into six divisions of 30,000 each, utilizing the terrain as smaller forces to keep the Belkans pinned down during this endeavor. The various traps and ambushes of the Belkans make this surprisingly difficult, and the high ground is taken after several days with great loss of life. The military defending Antioch pursues the Russians into Anatolia, using Dragoons and other faster military to overtake their retreat leaving the slower artillery behind, hoping to engage their forces before they can link up with the Belkans in Nigde. After the decisive but costly victory at Nigde, the Rashidun forces move on to attack the towns nearby Ankara. 
    • Emirate of Cyprus: The Rashidun flag at Salonika did not falter at any point during the greatest crisis for the island since the Reclamation of North Africa. Cyprus is succesffully defended in a climactic struggle utilizing the coastal batteries to decimate Belkan ships caught between the Turko-Arab fleet and the coast. The commander Musa ibn Reis meets with Amir Al-Qaiyana, hailing him as one of the greatest heroes of Islam. The 150 ships remaining join with 150 ships from syria to begin encircling Krete on two sides, using morters trained for the utmost long-range trajectory to hit the Kretan defenses at the farthest distance mathematically possible. Other siege weapons mounted on various parts of the ships are also deployed for shorter ranges as the naval battle closes on Heraklion and Chania. Meanwhile, the remaining 185 ships push on to directly assault Rhodes, with the naval commander bemoaning "how did Al-Najm the Great make it look so easy?". Another 80 ships are sent from Egypt, pushing into the sea towards the Balkans to sink whatever supply navy it can find. These ships are commanded by naval officers trained in the Indian Ocean. When the Viceroy of Egypt asked the Admiral of the Eastern Fleet if he could navigate across the White Sea to threaten Belka itself, he replied the most famous quote "A'la Uyooni Mughlaq" ("With my eyes shut"). 
    • Shahdom of Persia: The Amurids remain fully in control of the government, with various family members ruling the noble houses for the elective monarchy. Trade increases along the Persian Gulf, although the peninsula opposite Ormzud is sold to Oman for extra profit. Much enthusiasm for the Jihad is in Persia as well, with another 5000 volunteers sent to the Caliphate. However, threats are seen in other regions of Persia to the east. 70,000 troops are raised in Gujarat to defend against the attack by Karnad, in addition to 50,000 sent from Sindh. With the homeland successfully defended, Persia offers a trade agreement with Karnad to mutually exchange technology, as well as aid them in offensive wars if they don't attack Muslim states. 70,000 troops are raised in the Persian heartland itself from foreign attack, with more resources in reserve. Zoroastrianism faces some local persecutions by Ziyadi communities, and so moves eastward within the Shahdom. 
  • Tsardom of Belka: The Tsar himself, after leading the Nigde campaign personally, concedes the ground but leaving its logistical structures in absolute tatters going as far as using improvised explosives and manpower plain and simple to tear up the roads. The remaining agricultural lands near the concentrations of Belkan forces are burned to the ground denying the Caliphate key foraging and local supplies. The Tsar retreats to the heavily prepared and fortified Ankara taking up the pre-built defensive fortifications surrounding the region around Ankara. The forces sent to battle near Nigde return to Ankara organized by badly mauled having been forced to abandon the area leaving rear guard units to sacrifice themselves for the rest of the army. Nearly 35,000 Belkan troops have been killed, the entire mercenary force of 30,000 was also absolutely wiped out being badly mauled by the Caliphates units early in the campaign. The Russians were also badly hit with nearly 45,000 casualties as they retreat into the Ankara region. All the roads leading into Ankara besides the well defended rear routes which houses the highways which bring supplies into anatolia for the armies. The forces are heavily put to work on turning the entire province into a veritible fortress with various forts and choke points being exploited in order to force the Caliphate into extremely disfavorable engagements conditions. The strategic forethought is not lost on the Tsar as he recognizes the whoever holds Ankara holds the supply routes which run west. The loss of these routes would effectively mean the loss of the currently held Anatolian territory as well as putting the absolute core heartland of Belkas territory dangerously close leaving only the moderately manned "Aegean Shield" to hold the line against the caliphate. Despite holding the only supply routes in the intensity of the conflict and the mass need of supplies is also starting to heavily degrade infrastructure in the area which is slowly becoming less usable as storehouses, and stop points, as well as cities and towns are unable to keep up with the maintenance. The fortress islands of Krete and Rhodes remain heavily manned and armed keeping ships at bay. The remaining 50,000 Belkan troops left in Belka begin to be prepared for their deployment to near Asia, albeit extremely reluctantly. The battle in Ankara begins to be looking like the largest to take place as reinforcements and more troops and equipment pour into the area planning to turn this into Belkas desperate last stand in Anatolias heartland.

1643

The Jihad has had an equal effect in the Muslim world as the Crusade had in Europe, with several hundred volunteers coming from southern Arabia to the call. However, the logistics of this campaign causes infation to occur in the Middle East, while the famine across Anatolia worsens.

The Bear River Tribe leads a Shoshone hegmony to attack the Sinkyone, determined to fight to the death.

A large uprising of 195,000 Cossacks led by Bohdan Zynoviyvich causes great chaos in southern Poland, killing many Jews by pogrom and stealing their money.

In Southern Australia, the pictographic system developed 200 years ago finally develops as a fully-formed written langauge, comparable to heiroglyphs.

  • Great Union of Korea and China: Emperor Kim Seothae continues pushing for the total conquest of central Tali, and starts a campaign to conquer the coastal province of Fujian. The imperial court bans the construction of mosques; except in special provinces (where most Hui now have relocated to) and specially-designated areas within each major settlement. With the Columbian Exchange bringing low-maintenance yet high-yield crops (such as sweet potatoes, soy, and maize) and the exploitation of rich Manchurian earth, the food supply is vastly heightened. To aid the war effort, chaebol firms establish multiple industrial complexes producing weaponries and gunpowder, while blast-furnaces are erected to augment the metallurgical sector. Canals are restored and roads are paved to facilitate commerce and travel, as well as to ease the movement of levies south to the southern frontlines. Gold reserves in the north continue to be exploited to support the implementation of the mun over China while stabilizing its monetary value.
    • Sakha: With the Oyu (the title of the Sakhan monarch) being reduced to a tightly-controlled vassal, the Oyu expels all Orthodox missionaries in accordance the demands of the Jin Emperor. Sakha expands its territory so it straddles more of the Siberian coastline, albeit it has a loose claim over these newly acquired territories due to the lack of population to enforce it. A thousand yangban (from Korea) arrive in Sakha from Korea, in order to advise the states' centralization and modernization campaign countering impeding Russian expansion eastwards. Five thousand levies are sent from Korea to cement territorial integrity and legitimacy.
    • Korea OOC: Why is my turn completely bold?
    • Seems to be fixed -Nate
  • Archduchy of Austria: Economy improvement continues to progress and military is recruiting more troops. As the population stands, it seems to slightly grow at the moment. Trade relations improve to others. Roads construct for trades and connection of the cities. Meanwhile, the farms are progressing with the production of the foods, which they are producing to give the civillians. Fortifications are normally built in closer borders, and in capital of Vienna in case of upcoming threats.
  • Papal States: The Papal Special Representatives to the Missions continue to take detailed notes of the situations they see in the missionary territories. They take note of any variations from orthodox theology, any liturgical abuses, and also make special mention of those things which are succeeding in spreading the Faith. The King of Scandinavia is thanked for his agreeing to permit the Catholic faith to continue unmolested in the Hebrides, and the Pope reorganises the region so that it is under the spiritual authority of the Bishop of Oldenburg, rather than a Scottish bishop. The Papal Nuncio to Korea thanks Emperor Kim Seothae for expelling the Russian Orthodox missionaries from Sakha, and asks that the noble and virtuous Emperor recognise the long-standing rights of the Sakhan Church of the East. In Giapan, the Nuncio urges the local clergy to further increase their presence and continue with their process of native-ising the local church thereby expanding the seminary. Missions in the New World and Southern Africa continue.
    • Charles X of France requests that Charlemagne be made a Saint.
    • Pope Zachary II gives turns the question of Charlemagne's potential sainthood over to the Congregation for Canonisations, asking them to give it top priority. 
  • Rashidun Caliphate: After taking the considerable losses of almost 150,000 casualties, the remaining forces of the Caliphate with the forces of the Turkish Beyliks quickly move up the lines passed Nigde, taking no time to rebuild the city. The troops reaching the city of Ankara divide into three divisions to capture the surrounding metroplitan area, before a main siege organized by Ismail. With so many forces determined for one siege, it becomes quickly apparent that controlling the forces collectively may prove less practical, so the division commanders are given greater juristiction of their flanks. After some months and finding this battle a stalemate, some 50,000 troops are sent south instead to push against Crusader forces in southern Anatolia, pushing towards Rhodes by land. Meanwhile, the Siege of Rhodes and Battle of Heraklion continue as 20,000 regular troops are sent from Egypt to each of these locations in an attempt to overrun the Crusader positions. 80 ships under the Admiral of the Eastern Fleet push up against the Aegean Shield of Belka's navy, using the old naval maneuvers implemented against India's navy bac.k in the Golden Jihad.
    • Masqat and Oman: With the acquisition of Musandam and its fortress at Khasab, the pirate threat is finally subdued by Omani naval patrols. The Eyl river colony expands.
  • ​Sinkyone: ​We prepare our army to fight the soshone and we ask our allies to do the same. We also ask our allies and our families of the counsil of wise to swear loyalty to chief Tuketwa. We also for the first time use five horse warriors and we call on all men (except the ones who need to hunt) to take up their arms.
    • The allies of Sinkyone come to their aid. -Natemo
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increases slightly. Farming crops such as rice and sugarcane are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnent for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of latley since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. The standard weapons of our military are guns while some troops still use daggers and swords. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining is now one of the most popular resources in the nation. The nation continues to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get influenced by them. We start to update our ports and increase the size due to increase of sea trade with outside nations. After the crushing victory against Cambodia, we now hold their capital city. Our troops now take over Cambodia.
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides.
    • Venice: We ask Scandinavia for a trade agreement.
    • Scandinavian Dip: We accept
  • Venice: As Enrico Contarini understands the fragility of Venice, that its weakness lays in its foundations, a large scheme to strengthen Venice's foundation takes place. Stone along with clay and pine wood is used to make Venetian foundations more durable, however this project proceeds at one sector at a time, with the foundations of the buildings deemed of most importance receiving priotity being redeveloped before the rest of the city. a tall durable wall is constructed in the lagoon that encircles the city of Venice, with the foundations of the walls being essentially artificial islands around Venice that receiving utmost attention as to ensure their durability. Plans to #MakeVeniceGreatAgain continue. Alpine strategic fortification scheme continues its construction. Additionally a series of large furnaces are constructed mostly in Bolzano fortress, but in other Apline fortress too along the Alpine fortifications to give the base the option of hot shot cannon fire. Ammunition and weapons plants are created for greater output of guns and ammo in case of war. Muskets are being mass produced to replace the old arquebus and calivers that we have stored in the barracks. The Venice cannon foundry is completed with the three sizes of cannon working well at simplifying production. The special marine regiment is formed at Ancona and are equipped with pistols, and boarding axes designed for close quarters fighting. Small ships like cutters travel to the Canal of the Pharaohs and from there they trade with the Red Sea and Oman. A few of them even reach Punjab and learn the culture of the locals and conduct some trade before the set for home.
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. Construction of the navy continues. The Grand Patriarch condemns the Pope to blastphomey, as a response to this at home, many citizens in Siberia begin forming paramilitary militia's in many cities. The Tsar moves his Royal Guard into the revolting area. Many of the most efficient killers would be recruited into the guard, the others, to be sent to Siberia, to reenforce our claims. (Secret) We send diplomats to France asking if they have any competing interest in Southeast Asia that collides with Sino-Korea. (PLAYER RESPONSE). We begin to construct 3 cannon foundrys in Tsaritsyn and plan for it to become arms capital of the Orthodox World. The Princess of Muscovy, wife of Alexander, gives birth to Feodor Rurik. A reinforcement group of 20,000 Russians and 10,000 Poles to be shipped off to Anatolia. There is a great funeral in Omsk, which many generals attend, the late great Vladimir II Putin has died. Despite unrest at home, much food intended for markets are shipped off to Siberia to supply the at least 100,000 soldiers stationed in Putingrad and surrounding outposts. He horses the cossack soldiers provide great mobility for troops there. However, many generals say the logistical supply will be too great and that we must withdraw troops over the year. We expand 5 px across our northern Siberian territory. In a speech to a crowd gathered outside the Royal Palace in Novgorod, the Tsar denounces the Koreans for "unholiness". "These people who call themselves Koreans have taken it upon themselves to conquer the sonvergein state of China to claim this Mandate of Heaven, and with them expelling our missionaries they have with their support of the last major remnant of the Tatars provoked us into sending our young men to Siberia, to enforce our mission from God to civilize these barbarians and take the lands of the Great Sea that lies off the coast. This Mandate of Heaven is a title, but it is a title that corrupts all who hold it, that's why it might be logical in the eyes of our lord to destroy this mandate, and give the occupied People's the will of Jeusus Christ of Nazareth". As a result of this religious enflamitory actions of the Koreans and Sakhan counterparts, many flag burnings and destruction of Korean things occurs. Several ethnic mongol citizens living in Irkutsk, are lynched and hanged by an angry mob believing they were Koreans spying on them. Secretly to others, the Grand Patriarch calls for a crusade upon Korea. A large wooden dock is constructed along the Amur River and 5 river gunboats are constructed. Some historians claim this Great Patritoic War will not be against a major power, but against a nation in Asia. We offer cheap travel to the Khanate for its ships to pass through the Don-Volga canal into the Black Sea (PLAYER RESPONSE).
  • Orwell just a hint here, You and china can collectively not field anything more than about 20,000-30,000 troops in siberia. The logistics of the area are literally non existent -Feud
    • Noted; added the hint-Orwell
    • Korea OOC: Firstly, Korea is Christianized (but under the heavily syncretized Nestorian sect, with a Catholic minority). Secondly, the Mandate of Heaven is not a title. It is a doctrine in which a monarch receives approval from heaven (tiān) and its sages, thus legitimizing their authority. Thirdly, because of the Mandate of Heaven, most Chinese have defected over on the side of the House of Kim, which aided the latter's conquest of the former.
  • Tsardom of Belka: Tsar Kaloyan refuses to abandon Central Anatolia to the hordes of "Saracens" which have emerged from their desert pit in the Middle East to bring war to the rest of europe after beating the Belkans. With Fresh reinforcements and supplies now in Ankara, the military force brought to bear is now once again at a hefty 255,000 with new companies of mercenaries being used to reinforce the Russians. The Russian forces in particular evade the caliphates forces in pursuit and take up a defensive arm against the Caliphate south of ankara using the terrain to their advantage. However in Anakara the vast preparations made by the Tsar have begun to be revealed. With almost 6 new forts in the region as well as multiple areas of earthenwork fortifications, ambushes and traps, the forces in earnest bring the Caliphate to bear against a well engineered defense that will cost the Caliphate tens of thousands. The various forts and such have made it so that the Belkan forces however are forced to split into smaller armies of roughly 30,000 and 40,000 to man the forts without oversaturation The remaining forces are to be used as reinforcements in the case of the caliphate commiting to a potentially larger engagement. With the siege of Rhodes and Krete underway the manpower devoted to these fronts remains attempting to stem the tide of the Caliphates fleet. In an attempt to more effectively supply Krete an armed convoy is sent into Heraklion which in a surprising show of force manages to breach the blockade after some shrewd naval maneuvering brings the Belkan fleet right ontop of the Saracen fleet before a blocking action is used to allow the supply ships to get through before the warships dock. This run of the blockade heavily boosts the morale of the Kretan garrison which has been cut off for nearly a year. The Aegean shield remains strong as a combination of Belkan naval force and the island cannon batteries keeps the Caliphates naval forces away and prevent any sorties through the aegean. It is noted that the fact that almost every island maintains a fort of some sort that taking the islands would be not just a costly campaign but a lengthy one which would burn through manpower and supplies the caliphate wouldnt risk during an invasion. The Siege of Rhodes has turned out relatively differently as the size of the island vs the forces involved as well as the lack of extreme numerical superiority over the defenders at rhodes has turned this into a bloodbath as attempting to take Fortress Beograd and its various forts and other defenses has turned the island into one of misery for the Caliphate. A tattered but still flying Belkan flag flies over the fortress triumphantly taunting the caliphates forces and seeping morale as the inability to overwhelm and destroy the defenders takes its toll. The strategy for both Krete and Rhodes remains the same, Hold out until no longer possible, Defend to the last man, those who survive will be paid handsomely and land in the prime of Transylvania be given to them as part of their compensation. The words of the Tsar said in Ankara as the new battle is joined ring out through the empire "They shall not Pass"
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Continued fighting in Hispaniola to take the colony over but it is almost over. Efforts are made to start sending English people to the land while a plantation based economy is maintained by the conquerors to yield economic growth. There is still persistent anger at the vicious Germans with the continued threat of riots. The King is frustrated and spends several days in isolation and prayer asking God for guidance on how to lead the English people to their destiny. Efforts resume to strengthen England with another review into the conduct of the navy and it is agreed that nothing more can be done to increase fleet numbers. Work is made in Scotland on building canals and improving agricultural techniques. As instability grows in West Africa and Asia more effort is made to work on trading and establishing England has 5.0 million people, The colonies have 0.4 million, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 million people and Scotland 0.9 million people. The colonies are encouraged to get on with expansion as more migrants move there. As increased migration to the colonies occurs the English crown funds the mass migration scheme. A series of vessels go around Europe offering any able bodied male regardless of authenticity or social status the opportunity to move to English Arcadia and Hispaniola and be given a plot of land and the costs of the shipping be repaid in taxes over 7 years. Women are also offered to the opportunity to move and find a husband in new lands. This is hoped to encourage more migration to English Arcadia and Hispaniola. In Hispaniola it takes on a heavily plantation economy as people find it easy to make a profit selling valuable goods such as sugar and then to bring over their own volunteers to work for them. The London foundry continues to output cannons and ammunition for the new fleet. The royal marine regiment continues to train at Portsmouth in boarding actions.
  • Bengal Sultinate: The incvsion of Burma begins and 60,000 troops begin to march their way through the land and expand occupation by 15 px. The most successful battle was in the city of Jurhat. The city was mostly burned and nearby towns and villages were taken over and then some 1,400 troops from The Caliphate moved in order to contain the now occupied region without destroying it. Troops from Burma have been fought back but are currently near a stalemate Rangpur but is still uncertain who will win th city over. Production of currency has grown significantly with royal mints being made across the nation to help spread the currency more across regions at a much more easir pace. Cocoa cultivation has become quite popular in the nation the last year increasing popularity of the item by 65% and chocolate treats have been made for the troops fighting in the war as a type of snack so more jobs have been made and the poverty in the nation has decreased by 10% in this year alone. Population continues to grow to a current total of 25,757,525 people and will most likely reach 26 million by next year. Military recruitments have increased as well with 8500 joining the military this year. Construction of 3 large ships for travel into the Indian Ocean towards Java and Siam are being buit by the Tahva Co. as passenger ships for people who can afford a trip can travel from one place to another. The ships names are Teavana, Star , and Bucks. All three will be quite large ranging from 80m to 110m. Construction on the ships have already begun. Towns and citis specially along the coast have continued to grow this year as well and twomore cities will be completed constuction in 5 years. Also an act is being worked on to allow affordable housing andhusing and medical care. Many edical treatment facilities have been opened this year to treat the sick as well. The nation continues to prosper while even in a state of war.
  • those ships seem too large for medieval indian ships. ~Warrior
  • Bengal has a population of 10 million not 25 million, my friend. This was after Feud made it clear that Mooreland's estimates are the ones to be followed. Also you are feudal. - Dev
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Kobec expands 50 px to the northeast along the southern bank of the Sint Lauwens River. Avelskamp (otl Newfoundland) expands 50 px into the rest of the island. Nova Belgica expands 50 px southwest along the coast. New Netherlands expands 50 px into otl New Jersey. In naval matters, it is decided that the ships of the line will be fitted with iron poles fifteen feet long mounted on hinges, to be lowered during battle to discourage boarding. Meanwhile, the first of the 98-gun Medway-class ships of the line, Medway herself, enters service. Her sister, King Henri, soon after. The last three of the class Elba, Rugia and Iron Admiral, are planned to be completed next year. Meanwhile, the first of the 74-gun ships of the line planned to become the new core of the battle fleet enter service.
  • English Arcadia: The continuing influx of immigrants from Europe keeps the population skyrocketing, leaving our population at 570,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans, and even Italians are also prevalent. Wanting to maintain these growth rates over time, Cornelius Wilmington starts several programs to maintain these high rates of immigration. The first is a flat sum of 3 pounds - about 1/4 of an average salary - given to each family that immigrates to Arcadia. In addition, any family that move can either receive a plot of land, or another 3 pounds to pay rent for a year. In order to support these programs and population influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle in a strip of land that stretches from from the Atlantic to the gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). Expansion also occurs in the north, using the deleare border as the eastern border, but expanding into OTL Pennsylvania. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, now at a faster pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the east shore of New Jersey), New Rome (OTL Charleston), and York (OTL Dover).
  • France: The regin of Charles X continues to be extremly popular. French Équinoxiale expands down the Amazon river. French Antarctique expands down the coast into southern Brazil. New Valois continues expanding into its Captaincies and African Indentured servants are brought into New Valois. New France begins expanding northward, and the Iberians who come to it are moved to modern day Bolivia. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular in Flanders and the Piedmont. Fortifactions continue to be built in Flanders. The French East India company maintains the status quo with the riches coming from East Indies vastly increasing the wealth of France.France requests from the Pope that Charlemagne be canonized (OCC: I just really want to name a future place St. Charlemagne). France also requests peace with Iberia with every country keeping what they already occupy and an official agreement of no colonization on a line from the Northern most point of French Équinoxiale across Amazonia. (Mod Response)
    • Posting for Oct, upon his request ~Fires
  • The Great Khan Negübei returns to Samarkand currently satisfied with his conquests. He formally declares himself as the Great Khan of the White Horde. His first action as leader of the Turks is to establish a formal capital and expand settlements from that city. The most fertile areas, near lakes, rivers, and brooks are settled first. As a sign of his power, Negübei order construction of a royal palace in Samarkand.

1644

 A large influx of new immigrants come to the English colonies in Arcadia, mainly a mix of Germanic and Burgund people.

Sakha faces much internal disruption between radical groups supporting Orthodoxy and Nestorianism.

Due to the many years of Islam spread in southern China during previous dynasties, pockets of Han Muslim communities are left in the former Tali state.

The Shoshone-Athabaskan War continues with attacks along the Eel River by the Bear River tribe and their allies against SInkyone and its allies.

The Congregation for Canonizations convenes on the Canonization of Charles Magnus, Rex Francia et Imperator Germanica (pardon my Latin)

Native Peoples from around the Platinean southern cone massacre a large group of Maghrebi colonists receding colonization of the region.

The Zynoviy Uprising continues with another 160,000 joining Bohdan's ranks, attacking Orthodox churches and Synagogues alike all over cities in southern Poland. 

Shaka Zulu allows the Englishman John Wick to chronicle the lives of him and the legacy of his father. The Zulu ships return from europe. Only 3 ships return which is disheartening for Shaka who personally spends his wealth to commission a second journey this time with notable trade goods which would interest others in the area. These decisions are rather unpopular with the nobility of Zulu but with the recent quenching of a revolt in zulus tribal territory Shaka has come back vastly more popular with his people and soldiers negating the influence of the Zulu nobility.

  • Rashidun Caliphate: The second great push against Ankara is employed, converging the full invading force against the siege with another 50,000 reinfrocements from Syria. With so many fortifications and trenches placed around the city, an organized push to the city proved less feasible, and isntead many random and sporatic raids commenced agaisnt these fortifications throughout spring and into summer. In June, Ismail Pasha took more detailed study of the defenses the Belkans used, particularly the idea of trenches. At last, he had a eureka moment, recognizing this as the tactic first employed by the Prophet Muhammad against the Meccans at the Battle of Khanbaq. He then organizes a new push in late summer and autumn, spreading out many smaller battles against the bulge of forces from the Crusaders, known collectively as the "Battle of Antifakh". The economic output of the Caliphate for this war has caused massive increase of inflation, causing many businesses to close and creating higher unemployment. However, for now people are willing to sacrifice for the House of Islam. At sea, the Indian fleet Admirals in the Mediterranean decide to execute a daring operation that would hit the Belkans where they least suspect. 20,000 troops and 30 warships sail up the Adriatic Sea and invade the city of Ragusa. First, the naval bombardment sends morter shells from several miles away, before the naval invasion itself lands the troops starting with artilery and cavalry by galleons on the coast, marching inland to take the city from what little local forces remain. The rest of the navy continues to bombard the Belkan naval positions at Heraklion and Rhodes, sending a strike force of smaller vessals to seek and destroy attempted supply lines.
  • Gujarat+Sindh is less than 5 million, cant say how they are rasing 120,000 troops while being feudal. Same for Bengal. Bengal has 10-12 mil.
    • Venice: We request a trade agreement.
    • Rashidun Dip: We accept trade.
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is 18 million. The 500,000 refugees are slowly being absorbed with many with desirable skills, wealth or family already being settled, though a majority lacks the ability to care for themselves and so the Confederacy puts the men to work in exchange for pay, food for their family and shelter. The Royal Highway has five years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. Thane's construction of the Royal Thane Naval Yard is underway and is ten years in, while it is minimally operational. The first squadron of the Royal Navy of Punjab is ready and is sent to patrol Maharashtra in order to defend from the Maratha pirates. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The rise of the Marathan pirates leads to the Confederacy authorising an increase in naval research and investment. While the Confederacy does order its navy to attack pirates in Confederacy territory, it strangely ignores the pirates attacking Karnad shipping or territory. The experimental squadron of the Royal Navy do surprisingly well in high seas due to the European sails and rigging, leading the new design to be officially accepted. While the Confederacy is busy on reforms, it only produces two new squadrons. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. The Royal Army returns home experienced and tested while they are equipped with the highest quality weapons the manufacturers can currently produce. Many experienced officers are promoted, while detachments of soldiers are sent to the country side to help train the feudal levies. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. "The Dagger" liquidates his assets and uses it to add ships to his pre-existing merchant fleet, while it is rumoured that many influential figures are involved. There are ten ships in this fleet all gurabs or galleys, and they set sail in order to pacify the pirates, raid their settlements, take their ships, and become the "King of Pirates". Several foreigners sign on to his fleet, including some Arabs, Dutch and Englishmen. The Dagger's influence becomes concentrated around the coast of Surat, where he enjoys control of the local fort and by extension the city. His naval prowess has made him unmatched, even by the navies of Punjab and Karnad. This year he makes a daring raid against the Karnad navy, stealing one of their warships. Due to the incessant feuding of the lords and princes, the Confederacy puts an official ban on all feuds, vendettas, and conflicts between the states of the Confederacy, instead emphasising the court of law as a place where disputes are settled. The "Renovation of the Confederacy" is also established with the Confederate government of the lords and princes as well as the Ashtapradhan, as well as the Confederate Supreme Court which serves as the court for all the territories. The Confederate government manages the country as a whole though the elective king has veto power and influence, while many states have autonomy. Military is put on standby in case of a war, while Aryavarta is contacted in order to ensure support in case of a civil war. In order to centralise the country, an official currency is made "the Punjab rupee" and it is standardised with coins of varying values which will helps standardise trade. Royal mints are set up in several cities, though the states are allowed to have their own currency. There is also language reform with the official language being Punjabi (because a majority of the populace is Punjabi and the name of the nation) though the lingua francua is Hindi.
    • Venice: We request a trade agreement.
    • Punjab Diplomacy: We accept.
  • The Khanate of the White Horde continues to develop. As Samarkand develops, it quickly blossoms into a financial and cultural capital. Taking advantage of old silk road trade routes, the Khan orders that trade envoys be sent to Cairo, Rome, and Vasilgrad, hoping to trade our agricultural product. However, the trade envoys do not have much to offer in terms of new supplies, and are not overly successful. However, the money brought in does lead the Khan create an, albeit small, royal treasury. Most of the empire's population (which is around seven million)  remains nomadic, however efforts are being made to move towards an agrian society. However, what government does exist currently is centralized in Samarkand.
    • Korea-China: Royal envoys are sent to Samarkand, offering to give gold bullion in exchange for severing any sort of ties with Russia. They also offer to aid in centralization and development.
    • Venice: We request a trade agreement.
    • It has just occurred to me that Samarkand is not owned by the khanate, but by Persia. Proof: http://i.imgur.com/EOH1yCw.png -General
    • yea, opon realizing that, Nate moved the capital of Great Khanate, due to it being owned by Iran. I forget the name of the new capital.
    • I made the capital Kashgar, but being nomadic you don't have to choose that if you don't like it -Natemod
    • Rashidun Dip: The Bank of Cairo is willing to open trade with the Khanate
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue convincing contracted servants. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. The colony in Orungu expands but struggles along. Local farms and trading with neighbor natives sustains the day to day consumption, yet it is still dependent on the ships that travel across the Cape. The Madrassa begins experiments on the Acadian plants and animals. Adhama, a Sofala local and field medic who was enlisted into the war, publishes a treatise on blood circulation in the human body following his observations in the wounded of the war. Akida is sent for a new voyage, this one to Europe as a formal state visit.
    • Venice: We request a trade agreement.
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides.
    • Scandinavian Dip: King Harald looks for a suitable wife for his heir Kettil.
  • Tsardom of Belka: The Belkan forces in Anatolia hold the line at Ankara using their expert training in the usage of smaller armies, effectively stalemates the caliphate having held the line in all capacities and even stablized it pushing the Caliphates forces in the south back making the Ankara salient much larger and a lot less vulnerable. The invasion of Ragusa and its surrounding region prompts a terrified response. The 30,000 remaining Belkan troops in the homeland not manning the Aegean shield and other coastal forts respond and march to Ragusa containing the saracen forces which had landed in the Bosnia/Croatia region. An element of Belkas navy skirts the coast under the protection of coastal forts and meets the Caliphate fleet off the coast of Ragusa within days of the initial engagements breaking out. The Tsar is informed and tells his General Nikolai Kredjvik to destroy the invasion force at all costs with all of Belka being at stake if the counterattack at Ragusa went badly. The 30,000 strong force under Kredjvik does its best to surround the Caliphates forces and then begins pushing them into the sea intending to fold the Caliphates lines in on themselves and get behind them taking the port and surrounding them in the cities outer residential areas. The failure of Belkas navy to perform during the war has begun a decisive shift in public outlook on the navy with many important people noticing the lack of the navy is the reason this war has turned so sharply against them. The logistics of fighting in Anatolia starts to become even more difficult as the infrastructural systems in place continue to deteriorate and the ground looking like it had been subject to a stampede a 1000 times. The Tsar begins looking to open negotiation with the Ulema as neither side can turn Anatolia into what it wishes to be and establish a lasting agreement that somewhat satisfies the needs of both the Belkans and the Caliphate. Rhodes and krete remain under siege but hold out still keeping as many caliphate troops as possible at bay.
    • Russian Dip: We seek to purchase Belkan weapon designs to modernize our army from older Gurkani/Iranian designs.
    • Belkan Dip: We agree to some limited sendoff but war need trumps all right now. We will send what we can
  • English Arcadia: The continuing influx of immigrants from Europe keeps the population skyrocketing, leaving our population at 610,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans and even Italians are also prevalent. Wanting to maintain these growth rates over time, Cornelius Wilmington starts several programs to maintain these high rates of immigration. The first is a flat sum of 3 pounds - about 1/4 of an average annual salary given to each family that immigrates to Arcadia. In addition, any family that move can either receive a plot of land, or another 3 pounds if they prefer to live in the city. In order to support these programs and population influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle in a strip of land that stretches from from the Atlantic to the gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). Expansion also occurs in the north, using the Delaware river as the eastern border, to expand into OTL Pennsylvania. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, now at a faster pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the east shore of New Jersey), New Rome (OTL Charleston), and York (OTL Dover). As the population continues to rapidly expand, Wilmington again gathers representatives from around the colony to discuss splitting it into smaller governorates, Asking for English permission to do so.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: New Netherlands expands 50 px west. Avelskamp (otl Newfoundland) expands 50 px into the rest of the island. Nova Belgica expands 50 px southwest along the coast. Guyana expands 50 px into Laurentias interior. In Burgundy, the last three ships of the 98-gun Medway-class ships of the line, Elba, Rugia, and Iron Admiral, enter service and join their sister ships Medway and King Henri complete last year. Joining them are the first of the 74-gun standardized ships of the line, the Vicious German (a play at the English propaganda), Saint Sigismund, and Graaf Bonapaart. However, a live-fire exercise by the newly formed battle group results in the navy being more impressed at the 98-gun Medways than initially thought. As a result, and order for a new five-ship, 90-gun ship of the line class being placed. Prince Robert Island (otl Prince Edward Island) is settled by Nova Belgican colonists after word of a French outpost there reaches them.
  • Maiam: Chocolate exports continue, mostly to European nations including England and Iberia. The internal conflict grinds to a close, as many of the Nativist forces were wiped out by disease or captured by loyalist forces. Maiam, while still largely native Mayan and Mexican, has a large plurality of Europeans, and an even larger mixed-race population. Expansion continues along the northern and southern borders, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Continued fighting in Hispaniola to take the colony over but it is almost over. Efforts are made to start sending English people to the land while a plantation based economy is maintained by the conquerors to yield economic growth. There is still persistent anger at the vicious Germans with the continued threat of riots. The King is frustrated and spends several days in isolation and prayer asking God for guidance on how to lead the English people to their destiny. Efforts resume to strengthen England with another review into the conduct of the navy and it is agreed that nothing more can be done to increase fleet numbers. Work is made in Scotland on building canals and improving agricultural techniques. As instability grows in West Africa and Asia more effort is made to work on trading and establishing England has 5.0 million people, The colonies have 0.4 million, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 million people and Scotland 0.9 million people. The colonies are encouraged to get on with expansion as more migrants move there. As the mass migration scheme works and increased migration to the colonies occurs the English crown continues to funds the mass migration scheme. A series of vessels go around Europe offering any able bodied male regardless of authenticity or social status the opportunity to move to English Arcadia and Hispaniola and be given a plot of land and the costs of the shipping be repaid in taxes over 7 years. Women are also offered to the opportunity to move and find a husband in new lands. This is hoped to encourage more migration to English Arcadia and Hispaniola. In Hispaniola it takes on a heavily plantation economy as people find it easy to make a profit selling valuable goods such as sugar and then to bring over their own volunteers to work for them. The London foundry continues to output cannons and ammunition for the new fleet. The royal marine regiment continues to train at Portsmouth in boarding actions. Works are made on setting up a chain boom at Edinburgh.
  • Papal States: A few of the Papal Envoys return from the closer missions, bringing with them their meticulously-kept notes on the orthodoxy, discipline, and successes (and failures) of the missions. They are handed to the Prefect for Missions, who begins collating them and making a set of recommendations to give to Pope Zachary. The Pope sends gift of gold to the Major-Archbishop of the Sakhan Church of the East, and a similar gift to the head of the Sakhan government, to help them against any Russian forays-be their spiritual or political. The Pope also sends a gift to the Emperor of Korea-China, a gold crucifix from the early 12th century, in thanks for his support and toleration of both the Catholics within his empire, and the Catholic sui iuris Sakhan Church of the East. The Missions in the New World, Japan, Korea-China, and Southern Africa continue. 
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia hoping to hit the Eastern Sea Coast in several years, a large Cossack campaign secures the area from Putingrad to secure territory. The Tsar decides to deal with the problem of the Catholic Cossack problem. Notable Cossack General and leader of the Tsars Royal Guard Yuri Krukov is sent in with 350,000 soldiers to quash this rebellion. The army sweeps across Poland occupying most of the country and moving into positions for a first major battle around Czestochowa. Construction of the Navy continues. Many counts and the rare prince sends money and a few weapons to Sakhan Nationals and Orthodox believers. Due to logistical problems 20,000 soldiers are withdrawn and sent to the Polish Front against the Cossacks. The new Belkan guns are copied and are put in production in some gun foundries in Moscow.
  • France: The regin of Charles X continues to be popular. French Antarctique, under command of a governor general appointed by the King, experiences prosperity and growth with the harvesting of Brazilwood. It expands down the coast into southern Brazil. New Valois continues to experience its prosperity involving sugar under the Royal French East India Company. It continues expanding into its Captaincies including the Royal Captaincy and capital of New Alençon, the Fugger Captaincy, the Welser Captaincy, and the Orange Captaincy. African Indentured servants continue to be brought into New Valois for increased sugar cane production. The mining of silver in New Valois continues with silver being shipped to the East Indies, China, and India for trade. The vast network of ports, protectorates, and possessions provide increased profits for the East India Company. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular in Flanders and the Piedmont. Fortifications continue to be expanded in Flanders. Brenton fishermen begin to exploit the fisheries around Northern Canada, establishing a colony on OTL Prince Edward Island and naming it "L'île des Quarante Martyrs de Sebaste". An official offer is sent to China Korea for the renting of a port in Southern China.
    • Prince Edward Island has been settled by Burgundy for years. -Guy
    • Turn?~Oct
      • Its been a part of Nova Belgicas expansion, like how it was settled as part of Acadias expansion in otl. -Guy
      • Also, it doesn't really make sense to establish a colony that is surrounded on all sides by the colonies of states your were at war with less than five years ago. -Guy
  • Bengal Sultinate: Cities continue to be built across the coast and valleys in Bengal even while the war contiues. Plus mints begin to spread across the nation for production of currency. Also a large market place has been built on the coast that sells goods to tourist and citizens which has grown in popularity. Thava Co. experienced an accidental failure when a Cyclone hit the coast of where Star and Bucks were being constructed leading to the base being tossed into sea. this left the company with a surplus of unused materials. So the company had desided to send all the surplus materials to make the largest ship in the Indian ocean about 280ft long. The war in Ahom had ended this year with the takeover and buring partially the capitol and leaving the rest occupied. Bengal used 115,000 of newly recruited troops plus troops from other nations plus an extra bit of original troops to take Ahom back in ths highly large scale second invasion . 26,000 have died in the war so far and it is expected to rise for the final fight in the main Burmaneese Province. Clothe and Silk have been produced significantly leading to shops opening up leading to fancy and expensive dresses being sold to Neighboring nations and traders. The Sultan had died this year at a very old age and has been replaced y his son AL Mushaad Burgo. The population of the nation reaches 26,015,500. 10,000 more people have joined the military this year. European Tech beginns to be shared with the Bengaleese people more thane before. The nation still continues to grow and faces little to no significant effects other than towards the military.
  • Bengal does not have a population of 26 million, it has 10-12 million. Nor do you have a 4% growth rate per annum. -Dev
  • Actually I had permission to continue with the original calculated population by a moderator plus The population is only increasing by 1% a year not 4% so I hope this resolves the situation and we can move on from the topic - Adolf Coffee
  • How are you adopting european technology with no grand access to it or any reason to see it as superior. -Feud
  • I have an alliance with a European nation which is France. - Adolf Coffee
  • Great Iberia: With the end of any real fighting and calls for peace from both sides, we offer a joint treaty to England, France, and Venice to put an end to this conflict (Treaty of Lisbon). As Iberia joined as an ally of Burgundy and not an aggressor, the terms are viewed as generous and mainly a sign of good will to secure a lasting peace and prevent a similar war. Now that peace has been settled with all participants, colonial expansion occurs on all fronts. Iberia claims dominion over Ilha de Margarida (Margarita Island) for its vast pearl beds, leading to the establishment of pearl fisheries on the island. Due to high demand for native workers in Ihla de Margarida, the neighboring island of Trinidad becomes the target of Iberian slaving raids, and many Carib and Arawakan natives are forced into slavery.

1645

 Faced with violence in local villages, the government of Sakha decides to allow individual townships to vote annually on being Orthodox or Nestorian.

There exists a claming dispute between settlements of Burgundy and France in OTL Prince Edward's Island.

Rumors of El Dorado in OTL Texas reaches England and Arcadia.

  • Archduchy of Austria: The improvement of the economy continues, as the population is increasing slightly at the moment. Buildings near Graz are nearly completed, and the roads might be finalized. The fortifications are built in near borders for danger and threats from enemies.
  • Cologne: Archbishop Wulfrich continues to oversee a stable Cologne, which continues constantly trading in resources, now trading significantly in silver from Essen, as the major trade hub of the Nordrhein area. Speaking of the Nordrhein area, Archbishop Wulfrich continues to represent Cologne and HRE countries (as Patriarch of the Imperial Synod) at League of Westphalia meetings. The HRE-Burgundy road system is complete by now, but the League of Westphaliavdoes not yet seem to be getting ahead with any plans for seeking the protection and eventual vassalisation of Westphalian countries. Accordingly, Wulfirch continues to secretly convince HRE countries to join with Prussia in the long run, to keep the German spirit alive. Meanwhile, existing schemes in Cologne continue as per normal.
    • Essen: Adelphinian Canonesses have continued to learn the scientific method, and the Missionary Sisters’ College has become the leading institution for the education of religious sisters, with the teachings of St Adelphina specifically being emphasised because of the College’s strong ties with Essen. Meanwhile, mining continues to provide Essen with constant funds. Further, Abbess-General Isengard is finally able to release the new simple Essenian coin system, specifically made to be durable and particularly plain to emphasise piousness and charity over personal wealth, even for the people of Essen itself. Meanwhile in Arcadia, the population continues to grow from Europe, and this makes the Canonesses even keener to involve the Seminole people rather than have their culture be stamped out. Eventually, through involving Seminole people specifically in the education system and having them join the Adelphinian Order where applicable, sometimes as married deacons as in Tondo, Seminole people are able to help the Canonesses and Europeans with the winter farming problem, teaching the German canonesses the local methods of growing crops in the cold. Inspired, the canonesses continue to work privately on scientific advances and implements. Furthermore, some adventurous canonesses hear of El Dorado and consider it interesting despite the abbess’s express disapproval of such rumours. Meanwhile in Tondo, the German abbess has not yet died and elections have not yet been active, despite speculation. Instead, the canonesses have simply become integral to the health and education systems in Tondo. They reach out to the Great Union of Korea and China to ask how they might be able to best assist the people of Tondo or perhaps people from the wider Greater Union. (Korea/China player response, please) Finally, in Japan, the exchange system for canonesses is up and running, with the first canonesses from Tondo arriving in Japan to share knowledge at their universities and schools this year.
      • Korea–China praises Essen's involvement in the development of Tondo (which is a Chinese tributary) and suggests continuing current projects.
  • Rashidun Caliphate: After making some notable progress in overtaking the Belkan positions at Ankara, Ismail considered his strategy a general success at understanding the Belkan tactics. However, during this campaign the Turkic and Arab forces on the Belkans lack of sustaining larger population of forces, as reinforcements from the Middle East would replace some fallen before. It surprised Ismail, then, to see the new influx of Russian forces return the battle to a stalemate once again. The naval forces just begin to slightly wear down the sieges of Rhodes and Heraklion, with a landinf force of 5,000 troops moving into the beaches of Chania. In Ragusa, the landing force of the previous year manages to hold its position against the initial Belkan counter-attack, although with heavy losses very difficult to recover. The commanders in Ragusa spend the winter months administrating a sot of unofficial sharia law over the city, taking the opportunity of ruling land in Europe not seen since in 200 years. With the economic effects of the war on the Middle East and East Africa, many more people begin to show dissatisfaction with the war, seeing the Ulema as needlessly sending people to die against a pointless conflict. This is strongest felt in Egypt, where anti-Turkish sentiment left from the days of Al-Mu'tadid finds it unfathomable to use so much effort defending the Turks of Anatolia. Seeing this concern, the Ulema pushes to negotiate an end of the war with the Tsar of Belka. The Ulema demand juristiction over the Beyliks of central Anatolia, along with the Belkan withdraw of the region. In addition, the Ulema demand Krete and several Aegean islands up through the Cyclades be ceded as independent vassals under the Caliphate, in exchange for releasing Ragusa. 
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increases slightly. Farming crops such as rice and sugarcane are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnent for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of latley since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. The standard weapons of our military are guns while some troops still use daggers and swords. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining is now one of the most popular resources in the nation. The nation continues to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get influenced by them. We start to update our ports and increase the size due to increase of sea trade with outside nations.
  • Sinkyone: We ask the Chilula, Yurok, Wintu, Chimariko and Karuk if they would like to join our confederation(mod response) and we attack Bear River with 1000 warriors led by Tuketwa but we are on the defencive against Kato with 250 warriors being led by Tuketwa's brother Diltwa. We use some red and green paint on the wariors to scare of the enemy and their devils. We also build 3 wooden briges over the Eel River. We also ask other tribes to join the Alliance. We also got our first ever small harvest and this is helped by the spirrit of the Chipmunk. We make a building for the counsil of families (counsil of wise) and we make a building for the our chief with a red paint on it signaling that its a GREAT WARIOR'S HOUSE and these will be build on the north side of the river (Nongatl tribe) and the building for the counsil will be build in the south side of the river (sinkyone tribe)
    • Wintu joins, Chilula and Yurok remain allies, and Chimariko and Karuk join their own alliance neuteral of the conflict
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides.
    • Scandinavian Dip: King Harald looks for a suitable wife for his heir Kettil.
  • Great Iberia: The Iberian empire continues to run like a well-oiled machine. The King of Iberia, John I (II of Portugal) is far more permissive to Spanish interests than his predecessors. He views the Iberian Union as two equal parts of a greater realm, and allows Castile, Aragon and their dependencies (collectively referred to as "Spain") greater autonomy, especially in colonial affairs, while the policies regarding "Portuguesation" of other Iberian cultures are relaxed. Another settlement is built on Ilha de Margarida (Margarita Island). Due to high demand for native workers, the neighboring island of Trinidad becomes the target of Iberian slaving raids to supply Margarida's pearl fisheries. This leads to the foundation of the first proper settlement in Trinidad near the native fishing village of Cumucurapo. Called Puerto de los Españoles ("Port of the Spanish"), it is the first Spanish-administered colony in the New World. A new colony is also established at OTL São Luís, named São Atto. Amazonia expands along the coast, soon coming into conflict with the expansionist Arawak state. The conquistador Marco Oliveira de Sintra leads an army of 1,500 into Arawakan territory, demanding the cacique submit to the King of Iberia. The Spanish explorers Leonardo Espina and Alejandro de Carballar explore the coast of northern Mexico and the Baja California peninsula. Carballar notes the peninsula shares a similar location with the fabled "Island of the Calif", but dies suddenly on the return voyage. Having originally preferred "New Mérida", Espina decides to name it the more poetic California in honor of his fallen companion.
    • Iberian Diplomacy to Belka: We express our support for the Belkan crusade, and above all, the return of Anatolia and Morocco to Christian rule. We offer to contract 7,000 Iberian troops to the Belkans (as mercenaries).
  • Maiam: Chocolate exports continue, mostly to European nations including England and Iberia. The internal conflict grinds to a close, as many of the Nativist forces were wiped out by disease or captured by loyalist forces. Maiam, while still largely native Mayan and Mexican, has a large plurality of Europeans, and an even larger mixed-race population. Expansion continues along the northern and southern borders, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Continued fighting in Hispaniola to take the colony over but it is almost over. Efforts are made to start sending English people to the land while a plantation based economy is maintained by the conquerors to yield economic growth. There is still persistent anger at the vicious Germans with the continued threat of riots. The King is frustrated and spends several days in isolation and prayer asking God for guidance on how to lead the English people to their destiny. Efforts resume to strengthen England with another review into the conduct of the navy and it is agreed that nothing more can be done to increase fleet numbers. Work is made in Scotland on building canals and improving agricultural techniques. As instability grows in West Africa and Asia more effort is made to work on trading and establishing England has 5.1 million people, The colonies have 0.4 million, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 million people and Scotland 0.9 million people. The colonies are encouraged to get on with expansion as more migrants move there. As the mass migration scheme works and increased migration to the colonies occurs the English crown continues to funds the mass migration scheme. A series of vessels go around Europe offering any able bodied male regardless of authenticity or social status the opportunity to move to English Arcadia and Hispaniola and be given a plot of land and the costs of the shipping be repaid in taxes over 7 years. Women are also offered to the opportunity to move and find a husband in new lands. This is hoped to encourage more migration to English Arcadia and Hispaniola. In Hispaniola it takes on a heavily plantation economy as people find it easy to make a profit selling valuable goods such as sugar and then to bring over their own volunteers to work for them. The London foundry continues to output cannons and ammunition for the new fleet. The royal marine regiment continues to train at Portsmouth in boarding actions. Works are made on setting up a chain boom at Edinburgh.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: New Netherlands expands 50 px west. Nova Belgica expands 50 px onto Prince Rupert Island (OTL Prince Edward Island), and the Lure Islands (otl Magdalen islands) are also settled. Avelskamp (otl Newfoundland) expands 50 px into the rest of the island. Guyana expands 50 px into Laurentias interior. As several more of the 74-gun standardized ships of the line enter service, the first of the new 94-gun ships, called the Vlaanderen-class, are laid down.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast, Madarases are made to teach people in religion,science,and many more things. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the pop, as the city of El-Anaiun is made a trade center for African goldThe Sultan begins to open up arms factories mostly in Rabat to improve the economy.The Navy is worked on as Rabat as it is turned into a naval powerhouse. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food. We send trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of their high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.  We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the new world, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states. We accept the trade deal with the native tribes as we give them horses and steel in return for food and goods, The newly added region is improved on by working on roads that ease trade and troops movement into the new region. The regions of the Maghreb that can worked on for land to be used as food is worked on as the Sultan works on a nine-year plan to pick up the Sultanate population this is started as farmers from inland are sent to areas that are fertile land.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is made called Al Hawqk and is made in hope of rivaling other Mashjids. Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "Forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean and study the ways to the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 14,720 people with a slow rise in pop. The Ona state is annexed into the Emirate and Ona majority areas are put under an Ona that accepted Islam named Hassan al Badr but some question his loyalty and if he converted just to gain power, Islam with the Ona people slowly rise but is still a tiny percent in the Ona Population. Seeing the killing of Tajjamdians the State begins to hold up strong military view as the Emir begins to arm more colonist.
    • Sultanate of Bajani: The Colony is dismantled and is sent home to be remade in Sao Luis. The Sultanate copies the use of the Tajammad Emirate as they both begin to trsde with each other. The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend people. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 20 cannons. A group of 10,000 men and women are sent to st up base. Nasser Hakim is picked as Sultan of the Bajani and conduct trade with the Tajjamad to send back home. Nasser Hakim and Ali Bakr begin to hold talks every three years to improve and keep a strong bond of the two states, we begin to trade with Native Tribes.(seeing no tribes around me) the Sultanate begins to expand up north west at 10 px.
    • Oyo Emirate: The new Emirate is put under the rule of a Muslim named Ridwan Amjad he halts the use of jiyzah but does work on trading with zaire. The Emir raises up to 8000 troops as Accra is made the capital. Attempts are made to rebuild the nation as imams are sent to convert the natives but first start by gaing trust and helping the natives. The Sultan begins to work on mining of gold to help improve the Emirate's economy fish is found then traded/sold to the Maghreb and Zaire.
  • Tsardom of Belka: The  Tsar and his Diet convene with the Caliphates peace treaty and in a show of solidarity with each other, The Caliphate issuing such a peace deal is seen as an affront. This is led heavily into something unseen before. The landing of Muslim troops in the balkans for the first time in almost 200 years has led to an uproar. In a massive show of support a cry is heard across Belka and with all her forces "For the Rodina!" The commanders of Belka and the Tsar himself don't take any tactics off the table. The armies are given their orders and the Tsars personal army is handled much the same. "Not one step back." The Russians are given the same orders and are joined by one of the smaller Belkan forces of almost 30,000. The force of 250,000 is whipped up in a frenzy as thousands more men are transferred home to take place in the liberation of Ragusa. 50,000 troops arrive in Ragusa turning the somewhat convincing defensive fortification of Ragusa into an absolute joke. The Veterans of the combat in Anatolia engage with the Caliphates Ragusan garrison. The veteran troops absolutely smash through the garrison wiping out the majority as only 3000 are captured. The leader of the caliphates expeditionary force is taken back to Anatolia. Right before the battle he is carted out between the armies and personally executed by the Tsar. Within 30 minutes of the execution all hell breaks loose as the Belkan and Russian armies surge forward hitting the Caliphates troops head on from every direction. The precise drilling and the veterancy of the army gives way to betraying the newly minted tactics of the caliphate, implementing the efficiency of small drilled armies versus massive hordes of units. The effective artillery support turns the battle in the favor of the Belkan forces as the effective regain of the Initiative as well as the fall of Ragusa, and now a concentrated naval action wiping out forces near the Aegean shield brings Tsar Kaloyan to send enoys to the Ulema. As neither side can gain the upper hand, and we only serve to fight an unwinnable war, Tsar Kaloyan Dracultesti offers to negotiate in an official peace treaty on equal terms with the Ulema. The destruction of the foreward expeidition has made your position as well as ours untenable in the long term. (nate we need to make a page) 
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. Work on the navy continues. The Tsar sends a personal map and proposal written to the emperor of Korea, in this proposal is the creation of the State of Yakutia, a buffer state between the Tsardom of Russia, and the Sino-Korean Union. This state is essentially the entire Sakhan population moved to this area. With this he sends foreign minister Vladimir Markov to deliver this message personally. (PLAYER RESPOSNE FROM KOREA). In light of this, another 30,000 soldiers are withdrawn from Siberia to take the places of those fallen against the barbaric Cossacks of southern Poland. With these extra men taking the place of our brethren we follow the retreating traitors to the small town of Tarnow, some 48 miles from Krakow. The previous battle saw 30,000 noble warriors of the Tsar killed, while only 25,000 of the traitors fell. At home the battle is used as propaganda to fuel hatred of the catholic Cossack insurgents. The Tsar makes a snyd sarcastic comment about Russia and Belka, "we are uniting the slaves by dividing them, but are uniting them under a common idea". Improvisation of the Belkan weapons continues.
    • Korea–China: Agrees with the proposal, and suggests having a five-year interbellum period to achieve the stable relocation of all Sakhans to he area.
  • Papal States: More of the Papal Envoys to the Missions return, handing their reports over to the Prefect of Missions for compilation. The leader of the Papal troops in the Anatolian Crusade agrees with the Belka that a negotiated end to the conflict is the best option. More assistence is sent to Sakha. Missions in the New World, Southern Africa, and East Asia continue. [OOC: I've lodged a complaint about the Sakhan events here ].
  • France: The regin of Charles X continues to be popular. French Antarctique, under command of a governor general appointed by the King, experiences prosperity and growth with the harvesting of Brazilwood. It expands down the coast into southern Brazil. New Valois continues to experience its prosperity involving sugar under the Royal French East India Company. It continues expanding into its Captaincies including the Royal Captaincy and capital of New Alençon, the Fugger Captaincy, the Welser Captaincy, and the Orange Captaincy. African Indentured servants continue to be brought into New Valois for increased sugar cane production. IsThe mining of silver in New Valois continues with silver being shipped to the East Indies, China, and India for trade. The vast network of ports, protectorates, and possessions provide increased profits for the East India Company. The Isle of the Martyrs continues to expand with large amounts of Basque fishermen joining the Brenton fishermen. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular in Flanders and the Piedmont. Fortifications continue to be expanded in Flanders. An official offer is sent to Tali for the purchase of the Hong Kong area (Mod Response).
  • Great Union of Korea and China: Emperor Kim Seothae continues his conquest of Fujian, moving on to a conquest of Guangdong and the periphery once the former has concluded.

Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue convincing contracted servants. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. The colony in Orungu expands. Akida arrives at Orungu, bringing many skilled proffessionals and continued on his journey to Europe.

1646

 A cultural rift begins to appear between Burgundy and France, as old conflicts from the days of the Hundred Years War have resurfaced with the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War. Some radicals in Burgundy try expunging all things French related.

Sinkyone decisively defeats Bear River in battle, but does not penatrate into their hunting ground, while Kato is kept at bay. Most tribes hearing the call join on Sinkyone's side, but a few remain neutral.

The Arawakan kingdom submits as a vassal of Iberia.

Please post any alternate place names of colonies and other things here.

  • Rashidun Caliphate: Seeing the war grow fruitless one way or another, the Ulema vote to negotiate an end to the war mutual to both sides. Hoping only to retain the vassals never attacked by Belka in the far east, and to ensure the Crusaders remain out of Asia and Krete, the Ulema draft their proposal. The Caliph himself, Hasan Al-Hakim, visits Vasiligrad with the most eminent members of the Ulema to see to the negotiation, now aware how the Tsar prefers to speak with his peers. Meanwhile, Salah Ibn Tulun returns to the Mecca after circumnavigating around the world: first he journeyed through Morocco and North Africa, then he crossed the Atlantic and stayed in the Moroccan colonies in Lawrencia, then he crossed the Pacific Ocean and landed in Sunda, then crossed the Inner Sea and stayed in Summatra, before crossing over and sailing across the Indian Ocean to Gujarat. There he journeyed overland across Sindh and Iran, before sailing around the Arabian Sea into Hejaz. Thus the greatest of the Rashidun explorers circumnavigated the globe, but never left the domains of the Calipahte. (More to come?)
  • Sinkyone: We Demand surender from Bear River(mod responce).We capture more Bear River land but we do push even harder and we kill all adult males and let 250 wariors to the Kato front so now our army on the Bear River front is 750 we also begin to attack Kato With 500 troops.Around the Chief's the first farm begin to develope we now got our first real farm making getting food way easier we also now have Red colloured huts on more places (i also ask more specific names for tribes that joined me this turn and the ones who joined the alliance).Also Our chief dicided after seeing the first farmer rise a peace of cloth with collours and symbols to addopt the cloth flag as flag for the confederation
  • Papal States: The remaining Papal Envoys to the missions return, and hand in their notes to the Prefect. The prefect and his team now begin the arduous task of collating them and making recommendations for the Pope to act on. In Rome, the German composer Fritz Wolfenburg has a public performance of his 'Requiem Mass in D minor' in one of Rome's chapels: a polyphonic work involving full [male] choir -including castrati- and strings. The Vicar-General -his main patron- is moved to tears by the beautiful music, and has it performed again in the presence of Pope Zachary, who is also deeply moved by Wolfenburg's compositional talents. In his spare time, Wolfenburg has been composing numerous small pieces for individual patrons. However since his move to Rome, his true passion has been working on a "theatrical sung play" [i.e. an opera]. He imagines it being a fully-staged production, with sets, costumes, and the entire script sung; sometimes in polyphony. After his success with his Requiem, Wolfenburg shows his "theatrical sung play" to a violinist friend, who is enamoured with the idea. In other news, the missions everywhere continue. With the Sakhans being moved around, the Papal Envoy does all he can to assist the Sakhan Church during the upheaval.  
  • Siam: Population of the nation continues to increases slightly. Farming crops such as rice and sugarcane are the main export of the nation to neighboring nations. The economy is stagnent for the moment. Ship building has been on the rise of latley since expedition to new places have been on interest. Junk ships are the main boat being made by ship builders. The standard weapons of our military are guns while some troops still use daggers and swords. We continue to improve the roads in our nation so trade is more effective. We allow Burgundy and Rashidun ships to dock in our ports so we can trade with them. Coal mining is now one of the most popular resources in the nation. The nation continues to protect its borders in the north from the Chinese nations. We still keep to our Asian roots even with westerners allowed in our nation. We try not to get influenced by them. We start to update our ports and increase the size due to increase of sea trade with outside nations  
  • English Arcadia: The continuing influx of immigrants from Europe keeps the population skyrocketing, leaving our population at 660,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans and even Italians are also prevalent. Wanting to maintain these growth rates over time, Cornelius Wilmington starts several programs to maintain these high rates of immigration. The first is a flat sum of 3 pounds - about 1/4 of an average annual salary given to each family that immigrates to Arcadia. In addition, any family that move can either receive a plot of land, or another 3 pounds if they prefer to live in the city. In order to support these programs and population influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle in a strip of land that stretches from from the Atlantic to the gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). Expansion also occurs in the north, using the Delaware river as the eastern border, to expand into OTL Pennsylvania. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, now at a faster pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the east shore of Virginia), New Rome (OTL Charleston), and York (OTL Dover). As the population continues to rapidly expand, Wilmington again gathers representatives from around the colony to discuss splitting it into smaller governorates, Asking for English permission to do so.
  • Tsardom of Belka: With the end of the war now in sight, the Tsar makes it a well known effort he is withdrawing from Anatolia. His armies however are barely able to make the journey due to the obliterated infrastructure of the entire region. The Kingdom of Ancyra collapses as the Caliphate and Belkan troops begin to pull out, and as troops head west the Principality of Nicaea suffers as well losing contact with most land outside of its locale. The withdraw from the war with the Caliphate however brings another problem to bear. The Venetians attempting to steal trade right out from under the nose of the Belkan merchants and trade companies. The Tsar having only been home a few months begins drawing up declarations against Venice hoping to take back trade routes that have been in use by Belkan and once bulgarian merchants all across the region. The end of the conflict also brings back a wealth of information with new information on fighting out numbered, in new defensive formations, as well as the power of a singular powerful flagship army rather than a large horde of men organized into the most basic tactics. This prompts the former Bluecoat army of the Tsar to be reformed into the Grande Armiyata na Belka. A force of nearly 80,000 strong to be deployed as Belkas professional force and the retirement of the more mass assault tactics of the past war and adopting the precise drill of the rank and file troops and innovating tactics to exploit the drilling. The Tsar refits these troops with Bayonet based guns totally doing away with pikemen regiments as the new army is born into the next era of warfare. The Economy while not absolutely desolate has definitely suffered at the hands of the war, and with nearly 250,000 dead it is one of Belkas most destructive and costly wars. This doesnt blunt the land strength of the Empire as the reserves are filled with former fighters and the Grande army being established, but it does bring a focus as to why the army is the more preferred branch. The late success of Belkas navy has made it an attractive alternative to the Army which decisively sees the Tsar and his council take notice beginning to shift away from the constant land doctrine present for nearly 150-200 years and for once take a look at turning Belkas navy into a first rate competitor.
    • Iberian Diplomacy: King John of Iberia expresses his disappointment at the failure of the Belkan crusade.
  • Great Iberia: Having subjugated the Arawak state, colonial rule is imposed and Marco Oliveira de Sintra elevated to the position of governor. The Arawak chief is allowed to rule over his people, but is effectively a puppet, subordinate to the governor. Colonists from Amazonia begin settling Arawak lands, aggravating the spread of Old World diseases, while Amazonia proper expands along the Amazon and Tocantins rivers. The Iberian settlers in São Atto (OTL São Luís) drive out the Maghrebis, attacking their settlements on the other side of the island with the aid of Iberian warships and 600 colonial troops. The survivors are forced onto the mainland or integrated into the colony. A fort is built nearby to deter foreign ships. The colony itself expands along the bay. Meanwhile, on a voyage to secure a Pacific route to the Spice Islands, Portuguese explorer Sebastião Tomás makes landfall on an uninhabited part of the island of Samar in Tondo, claiming the island for Iberia and building a temporary settlement. He later visits Kankabatok and Maynila, and is impressed by the spread of Christianity to the archipelago. Finally, he visits Brunei, Tidore and Ternate, acquiring a wealthy amount of cargo in spices, before setting off for Europe again. Leonardo Espina returns to California and founds a colony at OTL La Paz. Although failing to attract many settlers, it serves as the farthest outpost of Iberia and a gateway to the Californian coast. Trade bases are also built on Fernando Pó, near OTL Luba and Riaba. Chocolate sweetened with sugar or honey becomes popular in the Iberian court.
    • Iberian Diplomacy to England: A royal marriage is offered to England in order to improve relations after the Fourth Anglo-Burgundian War and renew Anglo-Portuguese political and dynastic ties that have been neglected for a century or more.
    • Burgundian dip: Burgundy sends an offer to Great Iberia to purchase the Arawak land separating the Guyanan exclave of Farageland from Guyana proper for a value set by Iberia.
    • Venetian Dip: We ask for a port in the straits of Gibraltar in order to be able to proceed with our colonial ambitions, as access to the Atlantic Sea is vital to us.
    • Iberian Diplomacy: We agree to lease the port of Alcácer-Ceguer to Venice for a period of 50 years.
    • Venetian Dip: Venice thanks the Iberians for the lease.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: New Netherlands expands 50 px west. Nova Belgica expands 50 px onto Prinz Rupert Island (otl Prince Edward Island). Avelskamp (otl Newfoundland) expands 50 px into the rest of the island. Guyana expands 50 px onto the otl Paraguaná Penninsula. The States General approves a project to create a string of forts to protect the entrance to the Zuiderzee, and plans to fortify other ports, such as Calais, Amsterdam and Antwerp, are underway. Meanwhile, word of the new Belkan tactics used in their crusade has reached Burgundy. The effectiveness of their artillery is of special interest, and much investment is made into researching improvements to Burgundys field artillery. As well, the Belkan abandonment of the pike intrigues Burgundian generals, always looking for a possible advantage over their neighbors, and Jozef vun Bourgogne, Duke of Antwerp, is approved in secret to experiment with a regiment with the tactics they know of. The cultural split with France, as something that has been promoted for years, is encouraged, but radical anti-Francism is discouraged.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The Sultanate the last 2 years have grown in population and now has a population of a little over 26.5 Million and rising. Teavana Is almost complete and will soon be the largest ship in the Indian Ocean. More shipping companies have begun to rise and plan to build extremely large ships as well. Some plan to even build ships that are 350ft long which is unheard of for this time. A new class of ships has been made which s the PTS class The new Sultanate has ordered an act known as which stands for Passenger Tea Ship. The Militia Agreement which is basically for a militia to be placed in towns and cities as a form of protection for citizens and businesses from vandalism. Plus The Navy Act has also been made this year in which the navy must increase and develop the currently used tech every year to prevent the nation's navy from becoming obsolete. Meanwhile, in Burma, the Ahom Kingdom has been fully ceased from Burma as a complete and full on occupation had been accomplished near the end of the year. This attack was lead by 120,000 soldiers that moved into remaining areas of unoccupied ahom and resistant forces. These forces were quickly ceased as The Main Burmese province was cut off due to reinforcements at the border being on the defensive side to prevent a counter attack. A fort was built along the border known as the Al Wall which is made up of wood and dirt with archers and gunners right behind just in case anybody tries to come across they will be stopped. many of the POW's will be taken to a new facility similar to a prison where they will serve a sentence depending on their role in the war. The shortest sentence offered is a week for people who were medics that helped the opposition and the longest sentence is for the soldiers who have killed a soldier of the Bengali government. Meanwhile, in the nation, trading and businesses have grown in cities. More cities have been built as well and people from villages have begun to move into them. Military personnel the last 2 years have increased by 12,000. Many new naval ships are planned to be built in sizes that can rival the Teavana which is not even a naval vessel. The new Sultanate has also ordered the construction of  a government runned institution similar to a University to give people an education t help and make the country greater with more institution's to be built as doctor offices and science facilities to expand in knowledge and medicines to help cure disease and to possibly have future inventors in the nation to build off the nation's own tech from European tech as an attempt but is not certain to work. Plans for new colonies after the war are in the works. The development of these will most likely take a decade. The nation continues to grow and develop even in a state of war.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast, Madarases are made to teach people in religion,science,and many more things. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the pop, as the city of El-Anaiun is made a trade center for African goldThe Sultan begins to open up arms factories mostly in Rabat to improve the economy.The Navy is worked on as Rabat as it is turned into a naval powerhouse. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food. We send trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of their high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.  We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the new world, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states. We accept the trade deal with the native tribes as we give them horses and steel in return for food and goods, The newly added region is improved on by working on roads that ease trade and troops movement into the new region. The regions of the Maghreb that can worked on for land to be used as food is worked on as the Sultan works on a nine-year plan to pick up the Sultanate population this is started as farmers from inland are sent to areas that are fertile land.
      • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is made called Al Hawqk and is made in hope of rivaling other Mashjids. Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "Forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean and study the ways to the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 14,720 people with a slow rise in pop. The Ona state is annexed into the Emirate and Ona majority areas are put under an Ona that accepted Islam named Hassan al Badr but some question his loyalty and if he converted just to gain power, Islam with the Ona people slowly rise but is still a tiny percent in the Ona Population. Seeing the killing of Tajjamdians the State begins to hold up strong military view as the Emir begins to arm more colonist.
      • Sultanate of Bajani: The Colony is dismantled and is sent home to be remade in Sao Luis. The Sultanate copies the use of the Tajammad Emirate as they both begin to trsde with each other. The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend people. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 20 cannons. A group of 10,000 men and women are sent to st up base. Nasser Hakim is picked as Sultan of the Bajani and conduct trade with the Tajjamad to send back home. Nasser Hakim and Ali Bakr begin to hold talks every three years to improve and keep a strong bond of the two states,we begin to trade with Native Tribes.(seeing no tribes around me) the Sultanate begins to expand up north west at 10 px.
      • Oyo Emirate: The new Emirate is put under the rule of a Muslim named Ridwan Amjad he halts the use of jiyzah but does work on trading with zaire. The Emir raises up to 8000 troops as Accra is made the capital. Attempts are made to rebuild the nation as imams are sent to convert the natives but first start by gaing trust and helping the natives. The Sultan begins to work on mining of gold to help improve the Emirate's economy fish is found then traded/sold to the Maghreb and Zaire.
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40 px into Siberia. Construction of the navy continues. We send the remainder of the regular soldiers in Siberia to Poland, its at least 50,000 to Poland. The veteran forces of the remained 40,000 troops in Anatolia are moved back through Belka into Southern Poland. Since the battle of Tarnow the Cossacks had been driven back and had fallen back to Krakow. There the Russian army with some Polish troops stood at the odds of 4 to 1. A large 442,000 troops assembled to put down the remnants of this insurrection against the will of Vasiligrad-Moscow Orthodoxy. In a titanic battle, the Russian army destroys the Cossack forces who took shelter in Krakow. Many other Cossacks who were fighting surrender. We cotninue the tributary system Poland agreed to. The Tsar under heavy armed escort travels to Warsaw, Poznan, Lodz, and Krakow. The Tsar keeps 100,000 of the best veterans to occupy the area of the Revolt. He assigns the Duke of Novgorod to keep check. The Duke, a Orthodox Radical, is enraged still by the Catholic insurrection and him and his troops run rampant across the countryside burning down catholic church's, several Jewish soldiers personally behead htose accused of destroying synangouges. After this revolt we begin to settle down. Meanwhile returning veterans are sent to work on farms, expand our territory in Sibeira, enter the shipbuilding business, or work at the foundires producing gunpowder and weapons. With many citizens of Sakha being relovated to Yakutia, Russian settlers begin to set sup on the Maradan River, making small ports. The Tsar and his Naval Tactician Admiral Gorgy Boborov begins to form plans of a Russian Pacific Fleet.
    • It was nice of you to defeat Poland's rebels for them, but you can't just "forcefully vassalize" the country. They still have an army (which is by now recovering from the revolt) and a government, etc. To vassalize Poland in that way you would have to defeat them in a war. As for Sakha, it's impossible to relocate citizens of any country without first controlling the country. If you want Sakha's lands, you have to fight them for it. Trying to move them out of the way is ridiculous. -General
    • One: Poland is a tributary, and with this rebellion I militarily occupied the whole country. Two: If you haven't been paying attention, Korea agreed to the possibility of relocating to a buffer region but it will take some time-Orwell
    • You were fighting alongside Polish troops. How can you occupy their country while they have an army present? It seems like the Poles you were fighting with would contest it. -General
    • The Poles eventually had to stand up, Poland is orthodox controlled and the Cossacks were massacring orthodox Christians and jews and destroying their places of worship. This shows the Polish state was unstable, and this vassalization will to forever stabilize Poland and make it stay centralized and I'm here to make sure, it doesn't go to hell again-Orwell
    • I'd wait for other mod's opinion, but vassalization shouldn't occur. I vote no, but will let the other mods post their opinions. ~Wolves
    • I agree with Wolves. Also orthodox-controlled =/= majority orthodox; this is Poland. Also re: moving the entire population of Sakha, I think it sounds a but suss if you ask me, but I am invested in that region so will not coment further. ~Cal
    • I am with the rest. -scraw
  • Maiam:  With little to no contact or directives from Iberia for several decades, revolutionary sentiments begin to stir. The Maian government sends messengers to the other Iberian colonies, notably their neighbors of Amazonia and Mecicipi. Chocolate exports continue, mostly to European nations including England and Iberia. The internal conflict grinds to a close, as many of the Nativist forces were wiped out by disease or captured by loyalist forces. Maiam, while still largely native Mayan and Mexican, has a large plurality of Europeans, and an even larger mixed-race population. Expansion continues along the northern and southern borders, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
    • Iberian Diplomacy: The Maiam colony is directed to expand into Texas, northern Mexico, and Baja California. These Maian expeditions are sponsored by the Portuguese conquistador Francisco Alves, who arrives in Maiam with an army of 1,500 men to spearhead the first expedition. Numerous Spaniard settlers also arrive in Maiam, most of them following Francisco Alves, while others decide to settle in the Mexica area.
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides.
    • Scandinavian Dip: King Harald looks for a suitable wife for his heir Kettil.
    • Iberian Diplomacy: The Crown of Great Iberia offers Princess Catherine of Iberia in marriage to the Scandinavian heir.
    • Scandinavian dip: Prince Kettil accepts and travels to Iberia to meet his future bride
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is 19 million (population growth from past few years). The 500,000 refugees are slowly being absorbed with many with desirable skills, wealth or family already being settled, though a majority lacks the ability to care for themselves and so the Confederacy puts the men to work in exchange for pay, food for their family and shelter. The Royal Highway has three years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. The Royal Thane Naval Yard has been completed after 12 years of hard toil and immense investment. The Royal Navy has 55 ships due to recent expansion, and now 20 ships are being produced a year in order to stem the growth of the pirates. The Royal Navy is sent to crush the Marathan pirates, while coincidentally "The Dagger" begins an offensive against the pirate to establish himself as Pirate King. It is hoped that under these two forces the pirates will be forced to capitulate to "The Dagger", and he sends an offer towards the various captains to serve him or else be crushed. Overall 90 ships are sent to subdue the pirates (Mod Response). Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. "The Dagger" now has around 25 ships due to English supplies and ships, captured Karnad ships, and miscellaneous merchant ships that were captured over the years. Several foreigners sign on to his fleet, including some Arabs, Dutch and Englishmen. The Dagger's influence becomes concentrated around the coast of Surat, where he enjoys control of the local fort and by extension the city. His naval prowess has made him unmatched, even by the navies of Punjab and Karnad."The Dagger" hopes to expand his influence to the south, and he offers Burgundy and Ceylon a deal, where he gets to set up bases in their territory, supplies, and ships in exchange for a share of the profits and an agreement not to attack Burgundian interests. There is also an offer to occasionally attack targets for Burgundy (Player Response). Governmental reforms are still in the stage of being implemented, and despite resistance from many princes, the Confederacy successfully reformed into a more united and centralised state.
    • Burgundian EIC dip: the Burgundian field directors in Kokon Thota agree
    • The pirates get spooked and decide to run away with whatever they have left, disappearing into the ocean. They will likely not return. -scraw
  • Venice: As Enrico Contarini puts on hold his plans for renovating the foundations of Venice for now as more important priorities have emerged, although these scheme has made sufficient progress by now. Plans to #MakeVeniceGreatAgain continue. Alpine strategic fortification scheme continues its construction. A border guard is established in the Alps to watch the borders, named the Arditi guardians. Small ships like cutters travel to the Canal of the Pharaohs and from there they trade with the Red Sea and Oman, some going even further to Punjab, Deccan and Somalia. We refuse to hand over our newly gained trade routes to Belka and as a result mass production of warships to protect our vital interests takes place, along with undergoing a modernization of our fleet. As a result 2 88-gun Marcopolo-class ships of the line, il Gulfo, Bloody Crusader. Joining them are 3 68-gun Dandolo-class standardized ships of the line, Iron Furry, Morea, Candia. However, a live-fire exercise by the newly formed battle group results in the navy being more impressed at the 88-gun Marcopolo-class ships than initially thought. As a result Venetian navy opts for heavier ships aiming to counter-balance the rival fleets in Europe. Every trade ship deemed of value (either the ship itself or its merchandise) is escorted by Venetian warships as tensions increase with Belka, not wanting to see our merchant ships sunk. Newly leased port of Alcácer-Ceguer undergoes some major works, to make it a major Venetian hub for trade and colonization with the rest of the Atlantic. As such its port is enlarged, strategic fortifications are build all over the town and the port, as well as a fort and a governor is appointed there, Giovanni Dandolo, whom with his first act names the port town Passaggio Nuovo Mondo. A part of the Venetian warfleet is stationed in Passaggio Nuovo Mondo.
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue convincing contracted servants. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. The colony in Orungu expands. Akida begins his journey by visiting the African Sultanate and Iberia, bringing many wares. The Ministry of the Sea begins testing for new ship plans. To encourage expansion into the interior of Africa, the Sultanate and his Council creates a series of policies, including giving a plot of land to all retirees in the army or the reserve military force, setting up guard stations and forts in the interior of Africa and giving anyone, immigrant or citizens, citizenship and land grants if they settle at interior land for 5 years.
    • Venice: We would like to establish trade contract and a trade agreement.
  • France: The Kingdom of France embarks on a dark time due to the death of Charles X. He is succeeded by his grandson Charles XI who is rumored to go Jew hunting. Antarctique, under command of a governor general appointed by the King, experiences prosperity and growth with the harvesting of Brazilwood. It expands down the coast into southern Brazil. New Valois continues to experience its prosperity involving sugar under the Royal French East India Company. It continues expanding into its Captaincies including the Royal Captaincy and capital of New Alençon, the Fugger Captaincy, the Welser Captaincy, and the Orange Captaincy. African Indentured servants continue to be brought into New Valois for increased sugar cane production. IsThe mining of silver in New Valois continues with silver being shipped to the East Indies, China, and India for trade. The vast network of ports, protectorates, and possessions provide increased profits for the East India Company. The Isle of the Martyrs continues to expand with large amounts of Basque fishermen joining the Brenton fishermen. Parisian French continues to grow as the vernacular in Flanders and the Piedmont. Fortifications continue to be expanded in Flanders. An official offer is sent to Tali for the purchase of the Hong Kong area (Mod Response).
    • Venice: We request a trade agreement and an alliance.
    • Tali rejects, bigly. -scraw

1647

The devastating uprise in Poland in the last few years wrecks the economy of the region and creates a small famine.

Bear River loses some of their allies and are forced back, but they still do not surrender to Sinkyone without a proper battle. As in substational troop numbers. 

  • Bengal Sultanate: War with Burma continues into this year with another invasion into the Burman Province being conducted a weak and vulnerable army that has mostly fallen in the battle to control Ahom. 100,000 troops stormed into towns and villages and quickly took control of sections of the region with a sort of curfew for the captured people's to limit an uprising within the region that has been occupied. This battle has allowed the troops to expand 16px into Burma. Meanwhile the large ship, Teavana has completed construction and will begin it's service carrying passengers and goods to Siam and Java. A new plan by the Sultan has been made to start an extremely large scale renovation projects for unurbanized regions of the nation and also build large roads for merchants and trade. These roads will be a part of a new system that is known as the Trade Freeway which will increase the speed in trade processes. Population in the nation rises to around 26.75 million this year and continues to rise at the rate of 1% each year. Ports have grown and the demand for architects for ship designing have grown as well since the beginning of the PTS class ships. Mints in the nation have created more jobs for the people of the nation. So the government has continued to increase government-run industries in the nation with educational facilities and a new University for tutor and teachers can work for the government and get paid to support their families plus continue to allow children to get an education. Also, more trade centers have been made along the coast and have grown to be like markets. Manju Co. decides to start to build ships this year for fishing for exotic fish in the Mediterranean Sea and plans to send 12 ships into the Mediterranean to fish by the following year. Mineral mines have also been in the works for several years for a variety of regions for Gold, Silver, Coal, and Ruby. 12 mines are set to open in scattered areas of the nation. The Navy has begun to build 13 ships this year and is planned to be all completed in 8 years. The Military has grown in size this year with 4,500 recruits. Advanced Training Courses have been made for the military for the best level of traning to have a strong force. Many cultivated chocolate farms have expanded for the production of treats for the military during war. Some of the treats have ade it into the market as well and have become very popular. Many people continue to live in peace and prosperity even while in the war with the Burmese.
  • Bengal dip (to France): We are selling the port Barguna to you and will still be runned under our laws.
  • France agrees.
    • Venice: We would like to establish contract and a trade agreement.
    • Bengal: We accept your trade agreement.
    • Bengal dip (to Punjab): Our nation will like to establish a trade deal plus an alliance with your nation.
    • Bengal dip (to Karnad):  We would like to form an alliance with your nation. 
  • English Arcadia: The continuing influx of immigrants from Europe keeps the population skyrocketing, leaving our population at 680,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans and even Italians are also prevalent. Wanting to maintain these growth rates over time, Cornelius Wilmington starts several programs to maintain these high rates of immigration. The first is a flat sum of 3 pounds - about one-fourth of an average annual salary given to each family that immigrates to Arcadia. In addition, any family that move can either receive a plot of land, or another 3 pounds if they prefer to live in the city. In order to support these programs and population influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle in a strip of land that stretches from from the Atlantic to the gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). Expansion also occurs in the north, using the Delaware river as the eastern border, to expand into OTL Pennsylvania. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, now at a faster pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the east shore of Virginia), New Rome (OTL Charleston), and York (OTL Dover). As the population continues to rapidly expand, Wilmington again gathers representatives from around the colony to discuss splitting it into smaller governorates, Asking for English permission to do so.
  • Sinkyone: After the success of the first farmer that could substain his family and another one.Some Wintu begin to develope go farming providing food for the Chief's family and for 2500 (this is with the farmers that eat included)This food is Called tomatoes and with this Tuketwa Plan to feed his Whole population in the next 10 years .We attack Bear river at OTL Redcrest and we kill each warior if they don't surender we also ask Wiyot to attack Bear river at OTL Cape town with all force (mod response)
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. King Harald the Pious prays to God that the plague won't reach the country. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides. The King and the Bank of St. Birgitta, along with Scientiae Dei found the Oxenstjerna Bay Company, to ensure the fur trade in our region remains a monopoly.
    • Venetian Dip: We ask our Scandinavian friends as to avoid tensions over Oxenstjerna Bay, to give us the dealership of Oxenstjerna Bay Company for the region of the Mediterranean Sea to distribute Oxenstjerna Bay Company furs there, taking care of the transportation to the Mediterranean Sea ourselfs. As well as to give the Bank fo Venice an outpost there.
    • Scandinavian Dip: We agree.
  • Venice: Plans to #MakeVeniceGreatAgain continue. Alpine strategic fortification scheme continues its construction, this year marking the fifth year of works in the region, although works are only half way done by now, it is expected that it would take at least another five years for the scheme to finish. The Arditi guardians are invited by the Doge in the Carnival of Venice were people enjoy the presence of their valiant defenders. Trade from the Canal of the Pharaohs with the Red Sea, Oman, Punjab, Deccan continues. We refuse to hand over our newly gained trade routes to Belka and as a result mass production of warships to protect our vital interests takes place, along with undergoing a modernization of our fleet. Every trade ship deemed of value (either the ship itself or its merchandise) is escorted by Venetian warships as tensions increase with Belka, not wanting to see our merchant ships sunk. Oxenstjerna Bay Company furs transported by our merchant fleet to Venice are proccessed into fine fur clothing such as coats, wraps, or shawls with Venetian craftsmanship and sold all over the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Seaand the Sea of Azov with our merchant fleet. The port town's Passaggio Nuovo Mondo's port and fortifications continue their expansion under Governor Giovanni Dandolo. A part of the Venetian warfleet is stationed in Passaggio Nuovo Mondo. An expedition of colonists and troops is led by visionary explorer Alvise "Marco" Guistiniani of twenty ships, with Alvise himself aboard the il Gulfo heads from Passaggio Nuovo Mondo across the Atlantic Ocean until they reach New Essex, at which point they learn from the colonists that much of the area between English and Knight Hospitaller colonies is open. There he lands ashore and he claims this land in the name of the most Senere Republic of Venice as Terranova, with his men establishing two fortified outposts/settlements that the colonists settle in. First being near New Essex, in a small native coastal fishing village (OTL Matanzas river inbetween St Augustine and Palm Beach) that his men took over, sparing the natives and offering them new lifes to serve the Republic, proclaiming them citizens of the Venetian Republic, giving them medicine to combat the diseases brought by the Europeans, sharing their food and tech with them, while also not allowing crimes to be conducted against the Natives. It is named Marcopolis after Great Venetian explorer Marco Polo, to which the leader of the expedition vastly admired. The second being near the Knight Hospitaller, in a European trapper's encampment (OTL West Palm Beach), named Nuovo Monteriggioni. The colonists settle mostly in the two main forts but some settle inbetween them. Alvise "Marco" Guistiniani is appointed as Governor of Terranova which he founded in the name of the Republic. In both two main outposts ports are established. A second expedition under Lawrence "Polo" Sommaripa of twenty five ships, with Lawrence himself aboard the Bloody Crusader heads from Passaggio Nuovo Mondo to Africa, southern of Morocco, where they persue some rumors of somewhat prosperous small city states, Jolof and Ikun, when they reach them, he demands their capitulation to the mighty Venetian Republic, or else they shall be taken by force, shall they choose to accept, certain advantages are offered, like technology, medicine and weapons to be shared with the locals as well as their rights as Venetian citizens guarenteed. (Mod Response)
    • ​Ikun and Jolof disagree and prepare for war. ~Wolves
    • As it is vital to secure a port city for moving further south, [Max troops and warships] arrive from Venice and under the command of Lawrence "Polo" Sommaripa assault both those feeble city states, Jolof and Ikun. Back in Terranova colony, the greatly pious and touched by the ways of the Knight Hospitallers Governor Alvise "Marco" Guistiniani offers the Knight Hospitallers their inclusion to the Most Senere Republic of Venice as Venetian citizens, while maintaining their ways of their monastic order, as well as large autonomy from the Republic. Simply as he believes that combining their powers and efforts and cooperating would be beneficial for both, with the Knights having the vast Venetian resources at their disposal for spreading God's word into these heathen lands and for Venice having such skilled warriors and vast knowledge of the area, its paths and landscape. Also he points at the Iberians and the Brits that loom over the area, each one seeking to assert their control over it. Establishing trade is offered nonetheless. (Mod Response)
    • No Bear, you cannot send your entire army and navy on an overseas expedition. Also, those areas are territories of the Knights Hospitaller, not Prussian colonies. -Guy
    • Just a clarification, by saying max warships and troops what i mean is max warships and troops allowed by mods as these African states are some nasty thugs and quite a formidable opponent. ~Bear
    • Venice does not have colonial approval. -scraw
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40px into Siberia. Construction of the navy continues. We begin to send expeditions along the Aldan and Maya Rivers. Minor settlements are founded within former Sakha territory. However we must against the will of the Tsar not to piss off the Koreans forcefully extradite citizens. In one arrangement, a group of Cossacks moving on one small village encountered armed resistance. Most of the fighters were killed and people put into wagons and shipped south to Yakutia, Minister Markov asks Korea to do their part in the resettlement as its technically their buffer state and people to move (PLAYER RESPOSNE). IF anything many Cossacks seeing the Uprising in Poland, don't dare mess with Catholic majority community's. To this the tsar in a conversation with Cossack General Vladimir Romanov "Папа может засунуть свой золотой трон на свою задницу (The Pope can shove his golden throne up his ass for all I care)."Slowly in the European provinces Markov is beginning to become known as the "Father of the Pacific", siting his successful negotiations with the Koreans. Meanwhile still in southern Poland, the occupying soldiers continue the orgy of burnings, rape, and violence. One Cossack leader, Henryk Berling is found guilty of crimes by the soldiers, he is tied up, pissed and defacated on, shot in the stomach, lynched, hung, then beat again to make sure he was dead. The Fort of Putingrad, no longer needing it, is disassembled and much of the wood for the walls and buildings are transported to a new settlement name Sakhatsk (OTL Yakutsk). However there is ethnic tension as during the war many druken soldiers had gotten married to Polish women and decided to stay there leading to a mix of Russo-Polish babies.
  • France: After the Burgundians in a manner of speaking tricked the French into holding onto Calais and a series of other issues including the growing rise in anti- francism in Burgundy and anti- Burgundianism in France it is agreed by the King's council to pursue another war of aggression to settle unsolved issues such as Calais and various colonies which France feels it was denied in the previous war. Charles XI sends a letter to the King of England, Ireland and Scotland outlining his views on another conflict with Burgundy. An army of 440,000 is raised and placed under the command of Count Emanuel Macron who sends 10,000 to the Iberian border and positions 2,500 men at La Perthus, Lourdes, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and Hendaye. These troops are under order to simply hold a static position and fortify themselves in, in the event of an Iberian attack they should simply resist the overrunning of their positions and launch artillery attacks on supply lines. In northern France where the bulk of the action is expected to happen the french fleet of 555 ships meets with an English fleet at Dieppe and they sail onto Dunkirk where they can action a open blockade of Calais by intercepting all passing belligerent traffic designed to hurt Burgundy's trade. When it comes to the army, 25,000 English troops and 400,000 french troops invade the Calais region from the west and clear out enemy troops but maintain a blockade of the town of Calais with no physical attacks and their camp at Marck waiting for either a surrender or a battle to be fought this force is personally led by Count Emanuel Macron. Calais as it is under blockade is asked to surrender and the soldiers may march away with their weapons as long as they yield the town. (Mod response) The renaming 30,000 troops are broken down into 3 equal groups with orders to fortify and hold Nieuwport, Lille and Saint- Quentin. With this comes a declaration of war on Burgundy due to growing demand for it at home and Burgundian antagonism.
    • Iberian Diplomacy: We condemn the French warmongering, and remind them that Iberia will be forced to act for the stability of Europe should our ally Burgundy call us to war. This time we will not be so lenient.
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: After receiving the letter sent by Charles XI, the King goes sleeps in Westminster Abbey alone for the night hoping to see an answer from God and in his dreams he has a vision off in hundreds of years a Britain fully of elderly people, poor, weak government and a weak crown as well as under the sway of Berlin as Europe is unified in Brussels and he decides that this must must never happen and so upon awakening he decides God has told him to push forwards with another conflict. The army is summoned and to be led by Earl Jeremaih Corbyn. He raises 83,000 men and 830 ships with the 830 ships being sent to join with french fleet at Dieppe while escorting 25,000 English soldiers to Dieppe where they will go under the command of Emanuel Macron. 30 ships and 5,000 men are dispatched to travel to English Arcadia and placed under the command of Cornelius Wilmington to be used in the defence of the colony or in any manner seen fit.The remaining 53,000 troops are prepared for the defence of England with a belief that the Scandinavians may attack 20,000 soldiers are stationed in the fortifications of Edinburgh while 5,000 men are held in the fortifications of York and Portsmouth to resist attacks and the remaining 23,000 soldiers are held in London. There is popular acclaim at the King for his decision to confront Burgundy again with while many unhappy at the results of previous wars people see it is important to have a victory. So in conjunction with the French declaration of war, England declares war on Burgundy due to repeated animosity and supporting their french allies in the war. So the English fleet at Dunkirk stationed with the french conducts harassment of belligerent shipping. Meanwhile as Calais was actually quite recently held by the English less than 40 years ago those who still sympathise with the English are encouraged to rebel against Burgundian rule as they are not dutch people and rewards are offered to all those who rise up within the town. (Mod response) England has 5.2 million people, Wales has 0.3 million Ireland has 1.5 m to million people and Scotland 0.9 million people.
    • Scandinavian Dip: King Harald keeps his promise of no war and doesn't declare war on England, as his honour compels him not to. He seeks good relations with the English. 
  • Great Iberia: A Portuguese settlement called Benguela is established at the village of Kissondo in Angola (OTL Porto Amboim). Further down the coast, the newly-appointed governor Armando Manuel founds the Fort of São Filipe de Benguela and its surrounding settlement, also called Benguela (OTL Benguela). The northern settlement is renamed Benguela-Velha (Old Benguela) to prevent confusion. Sebastião Tomás returns to Iberia, having completed a circumnavigation of the globe. King John is impressed by the wealth of cargo brought back from the east, and calls for a second expedition, this time led by José Coutinho. Coutinho's fleet sets sail from Mexico, bypassing the Strait of Bonapaart (or Strait of the Berbers as it has become known for its Maghrebi settlers) and reaching the Archipelago of Saint Lazarus (Tondo) within the same year. Trading posts are built on Samar and Leyte. Coutinho seeks an agreement with Tondo to allow the Iberians trading rights in Tondonese ports. Amazonia expands along the coast to São Atto, and California along the peninsula. With Iberia having been called to war against France and England, messages are sent to all Iberian colonies, permitting them to seize French and English colonies and to claim and settle the land. Fighting immediately erupts in Hispaniola. The colonists in São Atto (OTL São Luis) who have been gradually encroaching on French territory since the founding of the colony, upon hearing reports of the war with France, seize the remnant of the French colony and expand down the northern coast to Areia Branca. They are reinforced by 5,000 colonial troops, who continue the march into Brazil, capturing Recife and the rest of the three northern captaincies (red, blue and brown on Oct's map) by the end of the year. These efforts are supported by 8 ships of the Iberian fleet. Having lost their capital provinces, the remaining French colonies in Brazil are ordered to surrender or face harsh treatment. At the same time, the rest of the Rio Guayas bay down to Machala (in OTL Ecuador) is occupied. In continental Iberia, 130 ships are directed to conduct a blockade of Mediterranean France, while 18,000 troops are landed in Provence. The Franco-Iberian border is reinforced, with armies surrounding Navarre and blocking access to Catalonia. 25,000 troops are ordered to stand by in Catalonia in preparation for an advance to Perpignan next year.
    • Iberian Diplomacy to Sicily: We urge our ally Sicily to join the war and contribute troops to the Mediterranean front.
    • Iberian Diplomacy to Maiam: Maiam is advised to keep their forces on standby for the duration of the war.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: with a sigh at the renewed war with England and France, Burgundys allies of Scandinavia and Iberia as asked to assist in the Kingdoms defense (PLAYER RESPONSES PLS), and Prussia is asked to send its forces to assist, as well as requests for assistance to potential allies such as Sicily and the pro-Prussia-Burgundy states of the HRE (Mod response pls). The garrison at Calais rejects demands for surrender, vowing to fight to the last man. Local volunteers help increase their combat strength.
    • Scandinavian diplomacy: Scandinavia declares war upon France and sends it's ships to the Burgundian lands.
    • Iberian Diplomacy: Iberia accepts the Burgundian call to arms, and prepares its army and navy for war against the French and English.
    • 9k. -scraw
  • Papal States: Fritz Wolfenburg finds a wealthy bishop who is willing to stage his great 'theatrical sung play' [opera], and it is planned to open early next year. The Prefect for Missions puts the finishing touches to his report for the Pope, also planning on releasing it next year. Fritz Wolfenburg writes a short ditty called 'The Tsar of Russia is a Man-lover' which becomes hugely popular in bars and restaurants around the States [OOC Just think it would be funny if Russia and the Papacy trade increasingly rude barbs, not directed at you Orwell]. The Missions continue in Korea, China, Japan, Southern Africa, and the New World. More funding is given to the Church in Oldenburg. Pope Zachary writes to the King of France, reminding him that the Jews are also men, and thus have an inherent dignity, and ought not be hunted like animals. His Holiness also reminds him that excommunication can be automatically incurred if one goes against the long-standing law expounded in Sicut Judaeis.
    • Scandinavian dip: The Papal Nuntio in Oldenburg is expelled and escorted with a guard to Cologne. 
    • France Dip: Charles XI gets mad that the Pope is trying to ruin is favorite pastime, but considers hunting Wild Boar for the time being. Charles XI also offers that the Bishop of St. Peter (OTL Salavador) becomes the Captian of that province. (Basically creating a new world Bishopric).
    • Papal Diplomacy to Scandinavia: The Pope is frankly confused at Scandinavia expelling his Nuncio, his diplomatic representative, for no apparent reason. His Holiness appeals to Scandinavia to conform to diplomatic norms and not rashly expel diplomats. The King of Scandinavia's aggreement to permit the continued existence of Catholicism in his conquered lands led the Papacy to send some money to it; this did not afffect Scandinavia's rights in any way. 
    • Papal Diplomacy to France: Pope Zachary highly praises king Charles' great sacrifice in giving up his favourite pasttime. His offer to grant the Bishop of St Peter temporal power in Brasil is also graciously accepted. 
  • As the year begins, the Nʉmʉnʉ break their winter camp. While migrating in the early months of the year to follow the bison trails, the People's distinguished peace chief Tennowikah falls ill. The medicine men of the Nʉmʉnʉ attempt to heal Tennowikah by burning peyote, but to no avail. Per the cultural customs of the Nʉmʉnʉ, prior to his death, when the dying breaths were still in him, Tennowikah was curled up, bound, and placed upon horseback. Tennowikah's wives rode with him, due west of the encampment. The great peace chief's bound body was then thrown into a canyon. Tennowikah's wives proceeded to mourn until the leaves returned to the trees and his belongings were incinerated. The haitsii, or council, then met once the mourning process was over to select a new peace chieftain, ultimately settling upon a wise man name Nocoma. All the while, the People had been following the bison trails. When spring came, a good many of the puuku (horses) gave birth to foals, which led to a great celebratory powwow during the summer. During the first full moon of autumn, the haitsii of the Nʉmʉnʉ decided to assemble a war party, led by war chief Okaartsu. The fierce warriors of the People initiated conflict against the weak Tá-ashi (Apache) people of the Llano Estacado, driving many them from their homelands and inflicting death upon their elders. Come winter, the People moved their community back to the north, setting up their tipis for the winter hunts.
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is 19 million. The Royal Highway has two years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. The Royal Navy has 75 ships due to recent expansion, and now 20 ships are being produced a year in order to stem the growth of the pirates. The Royal Thane Naval Yard in addition to naval production, also begin to build up a merchant fleet in order to help gain trade influence across India. However some merchant ships go missing, some suspect into the hands of a mysterious pirate. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. Governmental reforms are still in the stage of being implemented, and despite resistance from many princes, the Confederacy successfully reformed into a more united and centralised state.
    • The Dagger: In the year past, "the Dagger" and his great armada has scattered the Marathan pirates and now he is the most powerful pirate of the Punjab coast. Currently "The Dagger" has 35 ships many which were captured from the pirates as well as some acquired from the naval yards and foreign powers. With him wiping out all resistance from fellow pirates, he declares himself "King of the Pirates." Immediately he begins reforming his fleet by implementing a proper command structure with him as the Grand Admiral and divides his fleet into squadrons for different areas of operations. He places his trusted lieutenants as the commodores of the squadrons. He also puts in place a standardised loot systems. He also enforces strict laws to cut down on the worse excesses and begins to reform the fleets into a proper navy. To help this, Punjab officers are sent covertly to help reform the fleet, while promising pirates are sent to the Royal Naval Academy. A Burgundian Galleon is accidentally seized before the news came out about the deal, though it is quickly released after the deal comes to light. However a young charismatic Burgundian preacher, Jozef vun Halle, stays in order to attempt to convert the heathens. Bases are set up in Punjab, and in Ceylon.
  • Great Union of Korea and China: Emperor Kim Seothae continues his efforts to control the Pearl River Delta and the peripheral provinces.

1648

Bear River is completely crushed, and the few women and children survivors ask Sinkyone for mercy.

In spite of Harald's prayer, an outbreak of the plague occurs in Stockholm. A village parson casually quotes 2 Corinthians "My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness"

A faction of robbers and hooligans from Sakha begin causing trouble to sabatoge Russian efforts at relocation.

Many common people in Calais welcome liberation from England, while many nobility are still loyal. This reduces Burgundy's ability to defend the region by 30%. Prussia sends 40,000(?) troops to their ally. 

Tondo agrees to trade with Iberia.

The Knights Hospitaller, running low on funds and almost bankrupt, ask Burgundy to purchase all of their colonies and also ask that they are allowed to continue their operations freely after the transfer of land.

Most European and Near Eastern economies are effectively in ruins as the three large wars involving nearly every great power has put trade almost to the wayside as the various empire mobilize more manpower to fight and trade is seized, interdicted, or destroyed. (Burgundy, Iberia, England, France, Belka, and Caliphate are all down graded a single economy tier for the duration of their war +5 years.) 

  • Sinkyone:We spare the Bear River's Women and children but We Kill all men that are above a fighting age .We demand Kato surender(mod response) or we will attack Kato with 1 250 soldiers at OTL Rockport.Wintu farmers for the first time tamed a Elk and this so that they can get animals to eat and to do hard labour for their farms they also found that tomatoes are the most efective way of getting food in their region.We also make the first Wampanoag so that we can get people on Tinyaa Island(otl sugarloaf island)and we of course look further and send some boats north to explore the area
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is 19 million. The Royal Highway has two years to go until the lands are connected by majestic roads which will heavily increase trade. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. The Royal Navy has 75 ships due to recent expansion, and now 20 ships are being produced a year in order to stem the growth of the pirates. The Royal Thane Naval Yard in addition to naval production, also begin to build up a merchant fleet in order to help gain trade influence across India. However some merchant ships go missing, some suspect into the hands of a mysterious pirate. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. Governmental reforms are still in the stage of being implemented, and despite resistance from many princes, the Confederacy successfully reformed into a more united and centralised state.
    • The Dagger: In the year past, "the Dagger" and his great armada has scattered the Marathan pirates and now he is the most powerful pirate of the Punjab coast. Currently "The Dagger" has 35 ships many which were captured from the pirates as well as some acquired from the naval yards and foreign powers. With him wiping out all resistance from fellow pirates, he declares himself "King of the Pirates." Immediately he begins reforming his fleet by implementing a proper command structure with him as the Grand Admiral and divides his fleet into squadrons for different areas of operations. He places his trusted lieutenants as the commodores of the squadrons. He also puts in place a standardised loot systems. He also enforces strict laws to cut down on the worse excesses and begins to reform the fleets into a proper navy. To help this, Punjab officers are sent covertly to help reform the fleet, while promising pirates are sent to the Royal Naval Academy. A Burgundian Galleon is accidentally seized before the news came out about the deal, though it is quickly released after the deal comes to light. However a young charismatic Burgundian preacher, Jozef vun Halle, stays in order to attempt to convert the heathens. Bases are set up in Punjab, and in Ceylon.
  • Tsardom of Belka: With the finalized end to the Great Crusade or coloquially the Great Turkish war, the Belkan army remains at a downsized state however staying professional at the full 80,000. This downsizing in the army however is not made up back into the budget however and is immeidiately redistributed. The Navy having gained notoriety after fighting impossible odds against the Caliphate on multiple high profile engagements, has effectively removed its status as the "joke of the Belkan military". This stigma being removed turns the ship building industry into a feat of near magic. Having already been highly mobilized to replenish losses against the Caliphate, the Empire has noticeably not demobilized its now streamlined shipbuilding potential. In the past year the fleet having been at roughly 220 ships and at the close of the Great Crusade has nearly added 100 new ships which had been mostly all begun during the war with the caliphate a few years ago, now with all the ships of the commision complete they are all officially launched at the same time de facto turning the Belkan fleet into a force to be reckoned with. Tsar Kaloyan personally declares that "Belka will field 1000 ships, we will never suffer such a disadvantage again" This resonates with the people who were most at threat during the war and a massive effort it undertaken to begin laying down hulls for the expansion of the Belkan fleet into the strongest fleet in the Medditerrenean. Almost 75 ships are laid down to be constructed and expected to join the fleet next year. Frigates, Galleons, and other ships types are laid down to give belka a diverse force with which to fight with. The creation of a huge shipbuilding industry along Belkas coasts see all sorts of related economic practices skyrocket in need as with hundreds of thousands of men returning home and other sections of the empire becoming demobilized the more permanent economic practices resume and becoming a lumberjack becomes an insanely lucrative and popular profession. In practive almost 100,000 former soldiers take up this profession in various places around belka as their high demand and the high demand for wood begins to heavily recover parts of the economy. The failure of must of western anatolia coalescing into a singular greek state leaves the Tsar at a loss but with effective control over vassals in Smyrna and Nicaea, the Tsar begins planning on consolidating the eastern Greek principalities in the future possibly under his son, hoping to leave his plan designs behind for his son to you. Constatine is notably to reach his teen years and is close to being ready to govern by the age of 18 as his father becomes too old to rule. Forced to act the Tsar Raises a new army called the Second Home Guard. The Grand army itself is ferried to Slovakia and Belka marches to the border with Venice. Return our trade routes or face war, This is your only warning.
    • Venice: Being educated, unlike Belkan savages, we quote a line of a Great Greek King of the antiquity, King Leonidas I of Sparta, "Μολών λαβέ", which roughly translates to come and get it, our trade in this case.
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. Stockholm is put in quarantine, as the plague breaks out in the city. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides and Catholic power is undermined in the region and a diplomat is sent to Rome as to discuss the rights of the Catholic Church in Oldenburg. Fur trade continues, with King Harald showing off fur clothing to make it an appeal. We send 30k men to deal with the French menace. 
  • Great Union of Korea and China: Emperor Kim Seothae continues his efforts to control the Pearl River Delta and the peripheral provinces, thereby stomping out the last strongholds of Hui resistance. If successful in this endeavour, the army will head out to conquer Yunnan, thus, eradicating Tali and reunifying the entirety of China. Within newly-incorporated provinces, packages of surplus rice and other grains are freely distributed within city squares, while reconstruction programs are implemented at full-force. Gold reserves in the north continue to be exploited to support the implementation of the mun over China while stabilizing its monetary value. The Emperor sends a letter to the Russian Tsar, expressing his doubt on conducting such a large, forced relocation of the Yakut people within just five years. Instead, he proposes the preservation of Sakha's territorial integrity, further adding that the hinterlands separating it and Korea–China shall be claimed (for now) and eventually annexed (once it acquires the power to do so); thus staying true to its purpose of being a buffer zone (RUSSIAN PLAYER RESPONSE).
    • Russia: The Tsar respectfully rejects this seeing as Russia is on the pacific, and Korea agreed to the 1645 deal "**Korea–China: Agrees with the proposal, and suggests having a five-year interbellum period to achieve the stable relocation of all Sakhans to he area."
  • Great Iberia: José Coutinho's expedition results in the discovery of a Pacific route from Tondo to Maiam, to be frequented by certain annual trade galleons (compare OTL Manila galleons). Spanish explorer Sebastián Coronil explores the coast of Alta California in search of safe harbors for ships returning from the east. He discovers San Diego Bay, Monterey Bay, the Channel Islands, and various other locations. One of his ship commanders, Isac Carvalho, becomes separated from the rest of the fleet during a storm and winds up in Oregon, reaching as far as Cape Blanco. Carvalho and most of the crew die on the return voyage, but his records survive. Coutinho visits Ternate and Tidore, offering to open trade with both islands. He is deterred from venturing further south by the French presence there. The rest of French Brazil is occupied this year, including the area around OTL São Paulo. These new territories are administered separately from Amazonia. The inhabitants of the southern captaincies are treated harshly, and forced to give up their land to Iberian settlers. A massacre occurs near OTL Vitoria when French settlers refuse to provide food or housing to Portuguese troops. Much of the city is burnt to the ground afterwards. The conquest of Peru continues uninterrupted due to the complications of French sea access. The Peruvian coast from Huaquillas to Pisco is occupied and administered as part of Nova Lusitânia. A port and naval base is constructed on Mozambique Island off the Swahili Coast. In the continental theater, the border with France is reinforced by another 10,000 troops. 1,356 ships of the Iberian fleet, led by Admiral Manel Fernandes de Amorim, arrive in Calais/Dunkirk to assist the Burgundian, Scandinavian, and German fleets in breaking the Anglo-French blockade, while 40 ships are retained in the Mediterranean to continue the blockade of southern France. The remaining 8 ships in Brazil are sent to Buenos Aires with 4,000 troops to capture the last Atlantic port of French Laurentia (expected to reach Buenos Aires next turn). Finally, 45,000 troops are landed in Provence and joined with the existing army there, before attacking the French army in the field.
    • Iberian Secret Diplomacy to Maghreb: Maghreb is offered a ship filled with gold, silver, and treasures from the Iberian colonies, as well as preferential trading rights in Iberian ports, in exchange for closing the Strait of the Berbers (OTL Strait of Magellan) to French ships and their allies.
    • Iberian Diplomacy to Sicily: Sicily is asked to join the war and contribute troops to the Mediterranean theater. Iberia also requests military access should Venice join the war.
    • Iberian Diplomacy to Papal States: Seeing many European nations turn against the Pope, we send diplomats to the Papal States to reaffirm our loyalty to the Church
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: in an effort to improve their defenses, Guyana establishes a series of fortifications on Hart (otl Curaçao), Bonaire (otl Bonaire), and Aruba (otl Aruba), also claiming the islands for the colony. With the arrival of Prussian and Scandinavian reinforcements, Burgundy begins planning its strategy. Supplies, weapons, and ammunition are smuggled into Calais whenever possible, including the new 32-pound fortress cannons. Aside from the Calais garrison, the army holds position inside the Burgundian Border. The navy continues harassing enemy merchant shipping. Meanwhile, in a hope of augmenting the professional army, militia regiments are raised from volunteers, as well as mercenaries hired. Due to the lack of time allowed for training with proper pike and shot techniques, they are armed strictly with snaplock muskets. With reinforcements from Prussian and the Hanseatic Navies (maybe Iberia too), Burgundy launches a counter attack on the English and French blockading Calais. The vastly outnumbered enemy fleet is forced to fall back with casualties. Meanwhile, with the fall of Calais, the primary army, 90k Burgundians, 40k Prussians, 30k Scandinavians, and 22k militia/mercenaries, leave 20k men to man the defenses around Brussels, and move to a position in northeast Champagne to prepare for a possible confrontation. Spies and informants equipped with homing pigeons a set out in a wide information network to keep Burgundy informed of enemy movements. A message is sent to the Knights Hospitallar, accepting their offer, but also requesting that, as Burgundy has financed their efforts in the New World for almost a century, they aid Burgundy in their war against England. (More to come)
  • English Arcadia: The continuing influx of immigrants from Europe keeps the population skyrocketing, leaving our population at 680,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans and even Italians are also prevalent. Wanting to maintain these growth rates over time, Cornelius Wilmington starts several programs to maintain these high rates of immigration. The first is a flat sum of 3 pounds - about 1/4 of an average annual salary given to each family that immigrates to Arcadia. In addition, any family that move can either receive a plot of land, or another 3 pounds if they prefer to live in the city. In order to support these programs and population influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle in a strip of land that stretches from from the Atlantic to the gulf of Arcadia (OTL Gulf of Mexico). Expansion also occurs in the north, using the Delaware river as the eastern border, to expand into OTL Pennsylvania. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, now at a faster pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the east shore of Virginia), New Rome (OTL Charleston), and York (OTL Dover). As the population continues to rapidly expand, and English permission secured Wilmington again gathers representatives from around the colony to begin splitting it into smaller governorates. With war in full swing in Europe, we decide to join by invading Burgundian Arcadia. The 5,000 English troops, as well as ships (the 30 provided by the English, and 30 of our own) sail northwards and land in Bilzen, (OTL Boston) hoping to take the city. 7,000 Arcadians also take up arms to invade OTL New Jersey. We also send messages to native Arcadian groups surrounding Burgundian settlements, offering the, arms and land should they attack the Burgundian army. Not wanting any Quattro with the 200,000(?) civilians of Burgundian Arcadia, Wilmington promises to let them keep their land, or provide the, with it, should his invasion be successful. We also promise lenient terms to any Burgundian who surrender or are captured. After the capture of Bilzen, we construct a fort in the area. We also request 8,000 more English troops to continue the assault.
    • Florida Panhandle is already occupied. Unless you go there and conquer, it's not to be claimed. Plus, you can't go that much inland without a continuous coast. ~Wolves
  • Russia: Construction of the navy continues, settlement is restricted into former sakha. Cossack troops continue 40px north of sakha along the coast. Russia touches the Pacific, nothing korea can do, Yakutia is the buffer, boo hoo, Sakha is only a matter in 50 years. Yakutia has a population of 15,000, Markov is withdrawn from Korea as negotiations will only be met in Yaktutian territory. The Grand Patriarch for the ceremonial insult to the pope, calls all the Catholic fathers, bishops, and the pope, people who love your son too much. The Cossacks set up a outpost called Markovgrad (OTL Okhostsk). The Tsar begins large farming projects in southern Siberia to support the population and military. The occupation of Poland ends and 35,000 soldiers are sent to Siberia to enforce our holdings. The soldiers begin to dig a series of fortifications along the Yakut-Sakha Frontier. Russia seeks to put this pike on a rifle from Belka into Russian service (player response from Belka). We stop all relocaltions but continue those already on their way. Many canons diverted for the navy are send on their way to Siberia. The Tsar sets up the Siberian governate with Antaly Yemak as its first governor, he rules from Omsk. As first act he begins to train the male population for war and forms the Siberian Tigers, a group of irrelgulars numbering around 25,000, which are supplied by their farms. We also begin to clear large tracks of land for a new road to Sakhatsk. The Tsar in order not to confuse Vladimirgrad with Vasiligrad, changes the name of the city to Rurikgrad. We raise our flag over Mersin and Antalya. Antalya is renamed Port Alexander after the Tsar.
    • Belkan Dip: We agree to sell Russia 50,000 of these as well as their replacements in order to fully outfit a full strength army.
  • The Nʉmʉnʉ begin their regular migration as the year begins, following the bison. Upon arrival in the former lands of the Tá-ashi, the haitsii is called to a meeting by peace chief Nocoma. Nocoma, who as a young boy had been captured by the Pueblo Indians until being recaptured by the Nʉmʉnʉ, delivers an impassioned speech to the haitsii, calling for a change in the lifestyle of the People. "For many seasons," the peace chief began, "we have moved as the bison move. This pattern of life in engrained in the souls of our people. A moon ago, as we moved down to follow the bison herds, I had a vision. The horses we ride upon became bison, and I saw the bison living with us as the horses do. This is our common quest: to make the wild bison into a steady supply for our People." With the haitsii convinced of the divinely-inspired nature of Nocoma's vision, it grants conset to Nocoma to tame the bison. The peace chief orders all groups of hunters to capture as many bison as possible.The experiment fails spectacularly, however, as the vast majority of the bison always seem to escape. A few young bison calves, however, fail to escape as they cannot run as fast as the older bison. Nocoma decides that of these bison shall come the future of the Nʉmʉnʉ, who will live domestically like his erstwhile Pueblo captors. As the year comes to a close with winter, the People migrate back to the north, with the young bison in tow.
  • France: After securing the land around Calais and the city refusing to surrender but commoners within the city being in favour of a liberation it is decided to carry out an attack quickly. A week long bombardment by land mounted cannons and supported by ships is used to weaken the defences of the city before 380,000 soldiers are sent in a headlong attack on the city. An attack all around the city is launched to force the defences to spread their resources with all gates being targeted and attempts to escelade the walls at several points. This first assault goes well pushing the dutch back into the heart of the city where the French are forced to halt their advance due to confusion and spend the next three weeks reorganising their forces before launching another assault on the remaining defenders overrunning them all and wiping out as well as accepting the surrender of the surviving defenders. Calais has fallen. With the success of the seizure of Calais the army is then moved for an offensive into Champagne hoping to draw the enemy into a battle. 10,000 troops are moved to fortify the city of Valenciennes against an enemy invasion with orders to simply hold the city using the river as an obstacle. Meanwhile 370,000 troops are sent to invade the County of Champagne with the force first advancing onto Epernay and seizing the city from the south west coming from Paris and continuing the advance to Reims which they halt at and dig in within the city although they may still journey out to defend against an enemy invasion from anywhere subject to the orders of Count Emanuel Macron. With Iberia betraying the truce 40,000 troops are moved to Provence to shadow the Iberian army wherever they are but not attack it while another 10,000 men are moved with 2,500 troops each to garrison the cities of Toloun and Marseille while another 2,500 men are moved to the towns of Cebere and Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste to garrison them against an Iberian attempt to seize Perpignan. Venice is requested to participate in the war. Troops in Java are mobilized for defense of the spice islands. New Valois and French Antarctic are re sized and Recife is fortified. The Peru is resized and fortified. 10,000 soliders and 25 ships are dispatched to the Americas to fight in this colonial war and the Iberian brazil is attacked by this expeditionary force. We promise the Hansetic league free right of distribution of French foreign trade goods for the Baltic in exchange for naval support (mod response).
  • Venice: We join the war in France's and England's side against Burgundy, Prussia, Iberia, hiring 50.000 mercenaries. Thorough plans are laid our in the event that Naples participates in this war, as they are believed to be aligned with the enemy by Doge Contarini, although they have yetto reveal their true intentions. Plans laid out for the unfortunate circumstance of Napolitan entry into the war have the full wrath of our 50.000 troops and 1.200 warships falling upon them, invading with 20.000 troops from the land to the south, wrecking havoc amongst our enemies by scorching the land so badly that it shall be unhabitable for centuries to come, after gathering its food supplies in order to secure the necessary rations for our troops, while sparing no man or child, having their heads placed in pikes along the coast, while raping the women to inplant the Venetian seed within their vaginas, while flaying every enemy troops alive that happens to be caught by our army to his misfortune, spreading the fear over the subjects of our enemy, Naples. Those 20.000 troops head to Pescara, but preferably pursuing to meet our enemies in battle in the open, while our warships and 30.000 of our troops unexpectedly assault Bari conducting horrors yet unknown to human imagination after its capture against civilians and militants alike. However if such an event of a Napolitan entry into the war doesn't occur, Iberia is to be targeted, relentlessly attacking them to shatter their dominion over the Western Mediterranean Sea, wrecking havoc amongst our enemies by scorching the land so badly that it shall be unhabitable for centuries to come, effectively making their island deadrocks, after gathering its food supplies in order to secure the necessary rations for our troops, while sparing no man or child, while raping the women to inplant the Venetian seed within their vaginas, having their heads placed in pikes along the coast, while flaying every enemy troops alive that happens to be caught by our army to his misfortune, spreading the fear over the subjects of our enemy, Iberia, starting from Malta sieging it with the full might of our 50.000 troops and 1200 warships, conducting horrors yet unknown to human imagination after its capture against civilians and militants alike, they head towards their other Mediterranean island possesions to occupy them, Sardinia first, sieging Cagliari and then Sassari, Corsica second, sieging Ajaccio and then the Balearic isles and we request that Belka joins the war against them to support us. (Player Response)
    • Iberian Diplomacy: Iberia cancels all agreements with Venice and promptly seizes the port of Alcácer-Ceguer, cutting off Venetian access to the Strait of Gibraltar.
    • Venetian Dip: Passaggio Nuovo Mondo is defended to the last men, women, child, dog, cat, goose and ant. People give their lives to defend that vital artery of the Venetian hegemony, or they are cut down if they try to flee. Governor Dandolo makes sure of that.
    • You are banned from this game. -scraw
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland:  The war is going fair enough so far with the fall of Calais and moves being made into Champagne but there is a worry about the English fleet hauled up in Dunkirk facing a large enemy fleet. There is little which can be done as the Iberian fleet passes through the Bay of Biscay and English channel but due to the size and bad weather it is assumed their are losses amongst the Iberian ships (Mod response). The Burgundy and peeps have obviously taken heavy ship casualties in the attack on Dunkirk anchor but the English fleet has also taken losses. Continued privateer is carried out in the English channel to intercept belligerent shipping. The English forces in France continue fighting under french command while another 8,000 troops are dispatched to English Arcadia to support them in their fighting. The remaining 45,000 English troops are adjusted with 15,000 in Portsmouth, London and Edinburgh each holding these cities inside their fortifications. England has 5.3 million people, Wales has 0.4 million Ireland has 1.6 m to million people and Scotland 1.0 million people.
  • Bengal Sultinate: The population of the nation continues to rise as it reaches 27.15 million. The war in Burma continues for another year leading to the capture oh half the province with an army of 130,000 leaving the region occupied. Meanwhile in Ahom, the government helps re-establish a state of control of the region and helps suviving citizens by giving them shelter and food plus trying to rebuild areas as a place for citizens who lost their homes in the war can have new ones. They even offer proper burial ceremonies to innocent lives which had been lost. a small percentage of the population had moved into native Bengali territory to start new lives. PTS Teavana setted out in its first voyage this year. It was successful and received a great level of positive popularity. The ships next voyage into the Mediteranian is also booked fully as well. Fishing companies in the Mediteranian have also brought back some exotic fish that have tasted quite well and have been served in the fancest of restaurant's. Construction of the freeway continues into this year with several roads completed already but will take a lot of time for the whole nation to have more sections of the freeway. More ships have been built as well this year for the PTS class. 12,000 trroops have been recruited into the army. Also more Barracks have been built in several areas in the nation. The navy adds 13 more ships for use if naval combat was imminent but for the moment the Navy is only being built up but has nothing to do with possible war conflicts in the future. Trade and an alliance had been formed between Bengal and Punjab. Relations continue to develop with neighboring nations. The war goes almost unnoticed with the Burmese an Bengal except for towns and cities closest to Ahom's border.
  • Maiam: The government of Maiam urges Iberia to merge the colonies of Amazonia and Mecicipi into one nation with Maiam to increase safety and security in light of recent wars. Chocolate exports continue, mostly to European nations including England and Iberia. Maiam's population now reflects about half native Mayan and Mexican and half European, with a large mixed-race population. Expansion continues along the northern and southern borders, focusing on the coast. Trade continues up from Amazonia and down from Mecicipi, and these trade routes are upkept. Maiam, seeking to become more self-reliant, begins building it's own navy and armories.
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue convincing contracted servants. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. The colony in Orungu expands. Akida begins his journey by visiting the African Sultanate and Iberia, bringing many wares.
    • Swahili Dip to Iberia: We wish to establish trade ties.
    • Swahili Dip to the African Sultanate: We wish to establish trade ties.


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After the complete genocide of Bear River, Kato surrenders to Sinkyone.

The Dagger runs into competition for their illegal business with the Kali-woshipping Thugee Cult.

A new Maharaja comes into power in Aryavarta who zelously adheres to the exclusive worship of Krishna. As a consequence, disdains diplomacy from any other nation that doesn't adhere to this belief, even other Hindus.

Kappellian Protestantism is accepted by a lot of people in Oldenburg.

Seeing the diplomatic rift between China and Russia, the population of Sakha mostly wishes to not be relocated, and resists Russia. However, they were under the impression China agreed to the relocation at some point before.

The Knights hospitaller, as part of wanting to be annexed in the first place, does not want to be involved with this continental conflict between Christian nations.

With the war spreading to Arcadia, the Iroqoise Confederacy allies with England against Burgundy. However, the enemies of the Iroqois, namely the Shawnee and Susquehan tribes, allies with Burgundy against Englan. The leader of the Shawnee-Susquehan alliance has styled himself as "King William", and so the greater Native Arcadian conflict is known as "King William's War".

France's economy suffers more than any other European nation for its overuse of military in such short periods of time.

In response to the threats of Venice, a movement known as the Pietist Movement spreads among priests in Naples, calling for strict observance to sexual laws of the Bible, and taking on a personal code of sexual purity. Some brothels are burned in the process.

A massive storm in the English channel destroys a number of ships on all sides of the war (reducing your naval numbers to be more reasonable)

  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast, Madarases are made to teach people in religion,science,and many more things. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the pop, as the city of El-Anaiun is made a trade center for African goldThe Sultan begins to open up arms factories mostly in Rabat to improve the economy.The Navy is worked on as Rabat as it is turned into a naval powerhouse. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food. We send trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. With the spread of Islam in Africa we send imams to help convert them faster, as we send some of their high imams to Rabat to study about Islam.  We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15 px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area. The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). Ali al Baba is ordered to work to make more improved ships to reach the new world, a prototype is made on paper. Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire, Mali and tiny west African states. We accept the trade deal with the native tribes as we give them horses and steel in return for food and goods, The newly added region is improved on by working on roads that ease trade and troops movement into the new region. The regions of the Maghreb that can worked on for land to be used as food is worked on as the Sultan works on a nine-year plan to pick up the Sultanate population this is started as farmers from inland are sent to areas that are fertile land. We shut down the water way to France and demand 2 more boats @Spain
    • Iberia to Maghreb: We agree.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for their winter fur. A mosque is made called Al Hawqk and is made in hope of rivaling other Mashjids. Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "Forts". New World food is sent back home to be traded. Our ships begin to train on how to sail the rocky seas to reach the Pacific Ocean and study the ways to the Pacific Ocean. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons. The population stands at 14,720 people with a slow rise in pop. The Ona state is annexed into the Emirate and Ona majority areas are put under an Ona that accepted Islam named Hassan al Badr but some question his loyalty and if he converted just to gain power, Islam with the Ona people slowly rise but is still a tiny percent in the Ona Population. Seeing the killing of Tajjamdians the State begins to hold up strong military view as the Emir begins to arm more colonist.
      • Sultanate of Bajani: The Colony is dismantled and is sent home to be remade in Port Nelson . The Sultanate copies the use of the Tajammad Emirate as they both begin to trsde with each other. The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend people. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re-made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 20 cannons. A group of 10,000 men and women are sent to st up base. Nasser Hakim is picked as Sultan of the Bajani and conduct trade with the Tajjamad to send back home. Nasser Hakim and Ali Bakr begin to hold talks every three years to improve and keep a strong bond of the two states,we begin to trade with Native Tribes.(seeing no tribes around me) the Sultanate begins to expand up north west at 10 px.
      • Oyo Emirate: The new Emirate is put under the rule of a Muslim named Ridwan Amjad he halts the use of jiyzah but does work on trading with zaire. The Emir raises up to 6,000 standing troops as Accra is made the capital. Attempts are made to rebuild the nation as imams are sent to convert the natives but first start by gaing trust and helping the natives. The Sultan begins to work on mining of gold to help improve the Emirate's economy fish is found then traded/sold to the Maghreb and Zaire.
  • Punjab Confederacy: The current population is 19 million. The Royal Highway has been finished with the highway stretching all across the country which helps ease the movement of trade, and help boosts the economy. The Royal University of Pratap Nagar is expanding while grants are given to the gifted. The Royal Navy has 95 ships due to recent expansion, and now 20 ships are being produced a year in order to stem the growth of the pirates. The Royal Thane Naval Yard in addition to naval production, also begin to build up a merchant fleet in order to help gain trade influence across India. However some merchant ships go missing, some suspect into the hands of a mysterious pirate. Goa, in addition, is being built up to become a naval and trade port while it is experiencing growth due to the influx of the more skilled, and wealthier refugees. The army is also mobilised in the coastal regions to defend from pirates. Cannon and firearms are continued to be integrated into the military. The Royal Army, begins to heavily refit and train in order to establish itself as the most elite unit in the Confederacy. The cotton plantations are growing with new ones being established to help employ refugees Reforms are planned in order to strengthen the nation. The Confederacy accepts an alliance with Bengal to ensure the growth of trade, while also protecting ourselves from our older estranged ally. The government disapproves of the Maharaja's religious zealotry and due to his disdain for us we decide to cut the alliance. The alliance with Aryavarta is declared over. Governmental reforms are still in the stage of being implemented, and despite resistance from many princes, the Confederacy successfully reformed into a more united and centralised state.
    • The Dagger: In the year past, "the Dagger" and his great armada has scattered the Marathan pirates and now he is the most powerful pirate of the Punjab coast. Currently "The Dagger" has 35 ships many which were captured from the pirates as well as some acquired from the naval yards and foreign powers. With him wiping out all resistance from fellow pirates, he declares himself "King of the Pirates." Immediately he begins reforming his fleet by implementing a proper command structure with him as the Grand Admiral and divides his fleet into squadrons for different areas of operations. He places his trusted lieutenants as the commodores of the squadrons. He also puts in place a standardised loot systems. He also enforces strict laws to cut down on the worse excesses and begins to reform the fleets into a proper navy. To help this, Punjab officers are sent covertly to help reform the fleet, while promising pirates are sent to the Royal Naval Academy. Since they met, the preacher, Jozef Vun Halle, and "The Dagger" have been engaged in lengthy theological debates and have earnt each others mutual respect. They now have deep knowledge of each others religions, though are unwilling to give way to each other. These arguments has gotten so deep that "The Dagger" has been poring over a translated copy of the bible, though he rejects Christianity. Bases are set up in Punjab, and in Ceylon. Battles begin erupting on the docks between the Kali-Worshippers, the Thuggees, a criminal society and the pirates in order to control the criminal underworld. In order to combat this, "The Dagger" begins increasing his presence on the docks while he also begins hiring a network of informants to track thuggee activity. The Confederacy also sends supports the pirates (because obviously they are my proxies) and so instruct the city guard to focus on the thuggees instead of the pirates.
  • Papal States: The Pope's Secretary for Foreign Relations welcomes Scandinavia's ambassador. He informs him that the Pope dearly wishes for good relations between the Papacy and Scandinavia to be restored, and for a binding concordat to be signed detailing the rights and duties of the Catholic Church in Scandinavian territories. The Secretary asks the ambassador for his government's proposal [Scandinavia Respond Please]. The Pietist Movement from Naples gains some momentum in the Southern regions of the States, with a number of priests and laypeople embracing wholeheartedly the strictures of the Church on sexual ethics. The local bishops, somewhat concerned that this movement could go wrong, ask the Holy Inquisition to conduct an investigation. After several months of observing the Pietists, the Prefect of the Inquisition releases his report. Insofar as the 'Pietist Movement' calls for strict observance of Biblical and Church teachings on sexuality, the Inquisition finds the Pietists free from doctrinal error. However the same document also decries the destruction of personal property, even if it is used for objectively immoral purposes. The popularity of the movement spurs Pope Zachary to begin writing an encyclical on sexual ethics. In other news, rumours begin to spread around Rome that Pope Zachary has been secretly handing out both alms and spiritual guidance to the poor of Rome at night, disguised as a poor priest. The Missions in Korea-China, Japan, and the New World continue. Special attention is given to Southern Africa, especially Angola, where the missionary orders continue to run infirmaries and schools, as well as helping the locals with modern agricultural practices.
    • Scandinavian dip: We will listen to these terms and then choose to either sign or refuse this treaty. 
    • Papal Dip: [OOC I kind of assumed you had a proposal, seeing as you sent the ambassador, but anyhow:] The Secretary proposes that the Church be permitted freedom to engage in its public mission in Scandinavian territories, as well as run schools and hospitals; provided the latter two give equal service to all regardless of religious affiliation. The Scandinavian government will be allowed to choose which candidate (from a list compiled by local Catholic clergy) is chosen to be Catholic bishop of the teritory. In return, the Scandinavian government will remove legal restrictions on the Church, and stop engaging in polemics against it, and allow the Church in Scandinavia to receive funds from the rest of the Church (o be used for upkeep of churches, sustaining priests etc). Scandinavian counter-proposals are welcome. 
  • Sinkyone:We Put Bear River and Kato under Rule of chief Tuketwa.We Ask Wiyot and Mattolle if they want to join the confederation(MOD RESPONSE).We also got breed our first tamed Elks.We also produce more tomatoes and some grasses.We also build our first Wampanoag that will send setlers to OTL Gold beach oregon this is done to find more farmland and other plants.We also found Our first village in former Bear River and the name is Arqortoqe  
  • Scandinavian Empire: Development happens around the capital Riksdale, as well as in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oldenburg and Visby. Stockholm is put in quarantine, as the plague breaks out in the city. The ports of Vindov and Libov (Windau and Libau) in Couronia are being promoted. Colonial endeavours around Olafsdale (Labrador settlements) and New Blekinge (Hudson Bay settlements) continue. We also continue colonizing the Island of New Gotland and the coast north of it, as we see it as good farmland, being named Haraldsdale. The Hebrides are continued to be colonized by Norsemen, to integrate the Sudreyar into the fold. Settlers are sent into the far north of Finland and Lapland, to claim the country for the Norsemen. Protestant preachers are sent to Oldenburg and the Hebrides and Catholic power is undermined in the region. Fur trade continues, with King Harald showing off fur clothing to make it an appeal. 
  • English Arcadia: The continuing influx of immigrants from Europe keeps the population skyrocketing, leaving our population at 680,000. Most of this comes via immigration from England, But French, Germans and even Italians are also prevalent. Wanting to maintain these growth rates over time, Cornelius Wilmington starts several programs to maintain these high rates of immigration. The first is a flat sum of 3 pounds - about 1/4 of an average annual salary given to each family that immigrates to Arcadia. In addition, any family that move can either receive a plot of land, or another 3 pounds if they prefer to live in the city. In order to support these programs and population influx, our governor Cornelius Wilmington continues to expand inland at a rapid pace, notably expanding into OTL north Florida, now claiming much of the Floridian panhandle and expanding down the floridian coast. Expansion also occurs in the north, using the Delaware river as the eastern border, to expand into OTL Pennsylvania. In addition, the frontier continues to march west, now at a faster pace. The newly occupied land is mostly reserved for agriculture, but several cities continue to grow along the coast, notably New Essex (On the east shore of Virginia), New Rome (OTL Charleston), and York (OTL Dover). As the population continues to rapidly expand, and English permission secured Wilmington again gathers representatives from around the colony to begin splitting it into smaller governorates. With war in full swing in Europe, we decide to join by invading Burgundian Arcadia. After capturing Bilzen, the 11,000 British troops are ordered to send 1/2 their ships (30) to to force in southern Burgundian Arcadia. Meanwhile, the British around Bilzen begin their campaign to secure the area further. The Troops in the south, after both sides are reinforced by native allies, begin their assault on new Amsterdam. After the capture of Bilzen and New Amsterdam, major forts are constructed in each city and the armies are garrisoned their.
  • France: Economic strain continues but very little which can be done about that right now with money being received from England used to keep the pay of troops up. The war continues, an additional 20,000 men are sent south to reinforce the 40,000 already there. There are 20,000 troops defending the Iberian border and cities in Provence in places the same as the last turn. 5,000 troops are held at Nieuwport, Valenciennes and Saint Quentin. This leaves 370,000 under the command of Count Emanuel Macron, the King tells the Count to hurry up the pace of the war and so 5,000 troops are left in Reims and ordered to fortify the city while 5,000 troops are also left in Chalons- en Champagne and ordered to fortify the city while 360,000 troops under the command of the Count already the victory of Calais and Champagne is dispatched to attack the city of Troyes. He is aware that the city is lightly defended and that the enemy are likely to attack if he makes his move on the city so while marching to attack the city he is aware of the risk to his rear and hopes the units he has left in cities can hold out in his rear. He keeps a good supply of messengers between him and his reconnaissance forces in Champagne in case the enemy make a move. If the enemy do leave their position and make a significant move into land occupied by France the Count plans to double back and fight the enemy in the field. If they hold their position then he plans to storm Troyes in a head on attack. In the south the fight continues with the 20,000 troops sent south to increase the men in Provence and they are ordered to hold position in the face of Iberian attacks and if the Iberian call of their attacks they should continue to shadow. New Valois and French Antarctic are re sized and Recife is fortified. The Peru is resized and fortified. Portugese Brazil is siezed. Losses from the channel storm are bad but because the fleet was at anchor in Dunkirk less so than the Iberians sailing through the channel and the dutch and boys attacking Dunkirk. Privateers continue to hit belligerent shipping. Efforts are made to replace ship losses. With Burgundy moving to Troyes before they can reach it and failing to meet the enemy in the field. The French moves back to Reims garrisoning Sommesous, Bar- de luc and Epernay before setting out again leaving their forces to hold off a Burgundian attack while the count is marching north through largely french held lands to cross into Belgium and seize Brussels. So the current layout of french forces is 20,000 in Iberia and Provence, 60,000 defending Provence, the towns of Bar- de luc, Sommesous, Chalons en Champagne, Epernay, Reims, Nieuwport and Arras all have 5,000 troops defending them while there are 30,000 troops in Paris, 10,000 in Calais and Perpigan and 300,000 attacking Brussels.
  • Kingdom of England, Ireland and Scotland: Seeing France struggle under the economic pressure of the war, Parliament authorises subsidies to their ally of France. With the war going well in Arcadia this is appreciated but there is still concern well aware the war is in it's early. There is little change from the previous year with the same forces holding the same positions in England while forces assigned to fighting Arcadia do so under the command of the Governor of the Arcadian colonies. Privateers continue to hit belligerent shipping in the English channel and north sea but avoiding those such as Scandinavia who are not at war with them. England has 5.3 million people, Wales has 0.4 million Ireland has 1.6 m to million people and Scotland 1.0 million people. Losses taken at sea to both enemy action and due to the storm are frustrating but construction of new vessels is prioritise to keep the fleet going.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: The losses to the fleet are frustrating, but already the Dutch shipyards are hard at work replacing those losses. Recognizing France's economic state, frigates and schooners are prioritized for their raiding capabilities. After almost three years of war, the shipyards have become so efficient that a hyperbole comes into being of a schooners keel being laid down at dawn, and being commissioned at dusk. The large numbers of frigate and schooners of the Burgundian fleet are used to interdict French-bound traffic. Some prizes taken are some of the subsidies England is sending to France, and are subsequently added to Burgundys war fund. With word of the French moving toward Troyes, long a hope of the commanders, the commander of the Burgundian army in the field, Leopold Avelskamp, the Graaf Lasser, undertakes a disinformation campaign. He recruits Burgundian locals to play the part of soldiers, keeping campfires lit, tents pitched, and making as much noise as they can to give the appearance that the Allied army is still out of position. Cavalry regiments make hit and run on the French rear guards to keep their attention occupied looking in the wrong direction, and at the same time they blow up bridges, fell trees across roads, and anything else to harass Macrons army. Meanwhile, recognizing speed of movement is key, Lasser decides to reject the proposal of moving the entire army along the same route, and instead divides it into as series of subdivisions he dubs "bands". Each band moves independently, along parallel routes of travel, swinging around to the east and entering Troyes from that direction after regrouping at Menehould. Orders are sent ahead to Troyes to evacuate the noncombatant population to that same city, sans any volunteers, so all facilities could be used to house troops and hide them from outside observers until their needed at the fortifications. The result is that the Allied army is able to reinforce Troyes. Meanwhile, riders are sent out to various occupied towns behind French lines, calling on them to rise up against the tyrannical French, comparing their autocratic king to Burgundys parliamentary system, and showing the rise of commoner influence in Burgundy, and the commoners lack of power in France (MOD RESPONSE PLS). In SE Asia, the Malayan and Ceylonese Colonial Guards, preparing to defend Singapore from the French assault. Requests for assistance are sent out to various HRE member states, pointing out the need to unite in the face of an obvious aggressor such as France (Mod response pls).
    • France: Since Burgundian forces reached Troyes first we don't attack and the Count pulls his army back to Reims leaving garrisions of 5,000 men at Sommesous, Bar de luc and Chalon- en champagne. Once at Reims after reequipping and provided no enemy interference we start a march on Brussels to attack it.
  • Russia: We continue to expand 40px into Siberia. Work on the navy is almost done. With a significant 20,000 people in Yakutia we stop all deportations believing 20,000 is good enough. We do not recognize Sakha really as a country anymore, and recognize Yakutia, as the East Siberian Tribal somewhat reservation nation, we do not hold any sway upon Yakutia and let those not satisfied with Russian rule live there. A period of colonization of former Sakhan populated areas begins. The regional leader, a Cossack Colonel creates a policy of "Obosoblennost'", this separates the Catholic/Nestorian population from the orthodox minority and Russian settlers. The local police (these are just dismounted Cossacks armed with rifles and swords) essentially try to calm the Sakha's into their huts and buildings, local elites are put in charge and given some money and soldiers for them to keep the peace. It is clear Siberian Governor Yemak doesn't want to provoke a war with Sino-Korea. In other parts of Siberia near Omsk, on the Khanate border farming begins with some success, but it is only enough to make half the shipments from across the Urals continue their push eastward. There is continued training of the Siberian Tiger Militia. The Tsar, while inspecting a military parade in Red Square, Moscow, notices the severe difference between the Russian army, and those of the west. The Tsar chooses a light shade of Olive to be the color of the Russian army. Meanwhile in Tsaritsyn, many new cannon foundries are opened up and in Omsk and Chelyabinsk, the first foundries for rifle production in Siberia. Already army unites are training with the rifle picks and are ready in case of close combat, stab the enemy. Construct of the Sakhatsk-Irkutsk Road continues. In Rurikgrad, the dockyards are heavily expanded to deal with the vastness of the Baltic fleet. Already what's mostly completed of the Black Sea Fleet sails with Count Vladimir von Fischer, a descendent of Livonian German Princes to Port Alexander and Mersin. Immediately by the prince's analysis,the governor, Captain Gustav Yanakovic an ethnic Ukrainian from Byelorussia begins constructions of fortifications and sea defenses around the cities. Ft. Ivan is constructed southwest of Mersin while Ft. Fedorovich is constructed as a ring of heavy gun batteries surrounding Port Alexander.
  • Cologne: Archbishop Wulfrich of Cologne continues to oversee a stable Cologne, which continues in trade, specifically in silver, and continues gaining royalties from the printing press all throughout Europe at the least. The economy downturn has affected Cologne significantly, but not to the extent that it is in ruins – it has not contributed its resources to any of these European wars and remains neutral in the conflict. Meanwhile, the archbishop becomes concerned about the re-emergence of “Protestantism”, clearly another form of Kappelism or other earlier heresy, and makes frequent speeches at the League of Westphalia meetings and generally as the Patriarch at the Imperial Synod to the effect that this kind of heresy should not be tolerated or allowed to enter the Holy Roman Empire. The HRE has dignity as a specific German Church, people can air their concerns in the German Paper or other public forums at any time (thanks to the Archbishops of Cologne and their insistence on being charitable and enforcing a strict anti-corruption policy since the 1400s), and even the Pope himself, His Holiness Pope Zachary II, is particularly concerned about German “national” interests given his background. Notably, the Holy German Tribunal is fired back up, per se, to crack down on heresy and discipline in the Church. In other news, the archbishop decides to inject some funds further into the universities to help encourage new young minds to work on inventions. Everything else in Cologne – the militia, the attendance at League of Westphalia meetings, the education system – continues as per normal.
    • Essen: The injection of funds from Cologne complements the objectives of the Canonesses of Essen as well, as they continue specifically gearing their studies towards the scientific method and understanding of how things might progress in the future. On the Canoness Exchange Program, some talented canonesses from Tondo, the New World and Japan are brought to the University of Essen to contribute to research in this new age. The University of Essen begins offering bursaries for young women in the outer Holy Roman Empire (specifically states up north) to learn about the equality, discipline and worldly opportunities of Catholicism for German people while they also study in a field of their choice. There are not many participants to begin with, but it is hoped that this system will encourage hearts and minds in northern Germany, specifically with respect to the Northern Rite Church, to be reasonable and not defect to heresy. In Tondo, finally the reigning abbess dies and a new abbess, Angelene Pangilinan, is elected – the first of her kind as a native Tondoese woman. Once the controversy has died off, Abbess Angelene is able to bolster the education system through more charitable works of the Adelphininan Canonesses, and spread (i.e. build small churches), with Korea-China’s consent, throughout wider Tondo (OTL Phillippines). This process is slow, but it begins, mostly using the proceeds from the bestselling Tondoese Medicine book and its success in Europe. In Arcadia, Adelphinian Canonesses are not really that shocked to hear that the Knights Hospitaller have fallen upon hard financial times, given the Canonesses’ knowledge of their system of government. In response to the uncertainty with the deal with Burgundy, the Abbess offers to take over more of the running of the Knights Hospitallers’ colony (to assist in governance and general administration (with a keen eye for economics), with the Knights Hospitaller continuing with ultimate authority), with the Canonesses associated with each regional Councillor (Cannoness Consuls), and remain neutral in the Burgundy-England conflict as per the Knights’ wishes. (Knights Hospitaller/Mod, please respond) Meanwhile, Adelphinian Canonesses remain scared of being crushed in King William’s War, and begin to work with the Seminole people to request protection in the war, given that the Canonesses have been charitably assisting the education and general health of Seminole people for years, and especially given that the Seminole people know the land far better than Europeans could ever hope to know it. (Seminole/Mod, please respond) Finally, they notice that English Arcadia is spreading ever closer to Hospitaller Arcadia, despite also waging a war on Burgundian Arcadia, and note that Hospitaller Arcadia is thus far completely neutral in the conflict. Accordingly, the Adelphinian Canonesses offer to assist with native allies and the general upkeep (of a state whose resources must be flat-strapped) if they respect the neutrality of Hospitaller Arcadia and do not invade. (English Arcadia, please respond) This offer is also extended to Burgunidan Arcadia, but less urgently.
    • English Arcadia: Wilmington, having no quarrel with Essen, wholeheartedly agrees not invade them, and looks forward to a bright relationship in the future.
  • Tsardom of Belka: With the irrationality of Venice apparent and the establishment of the grand belkan fleet, the Tsar declares open war on Venice, refusing to see the Venetians remain such an arrogant and annoying power, the 80,000 strong army prepares to cross into Venice, promising to free most of the occupied italian area by venice into independent Italian states and supporting the development of the Italian league as a counter to outside interference, to be helped with Belkan support. The home front once again gears up for war and while somewhat dissappointed the people of the country once again head into a war footing, however the lesser status of the enemy compared to the caliphate they recently faced has led the people to believe this will be a quick and decisive war, especially with the movement of the professional army involved in Slovenia. The homefront economy while having suffered from the war has somewhat recovered and the wars development has turned the province of Transylvania into a bustling area with nearly 1.2 million inhabitants with almost half having become belkans. this is less due to the immigration and more due to a large chunk of native Transylvanian vlachs and Hungarians migrating towards the major cities near vlachs in Oured to learn about the mainlne vlach cultures or seek jobs, and the hungarians towards more major cities. The population has reached 10.65 million and growing. The greeks continues to be rebuilt in Smyrna and Nicaea.
    • Papal Secret Diplomacy: The Pope secretly sends a secretive diplomat to the Tsar, suggesting that the Papacy could assist by retaking the lands that Venice coerced us into giving away (i.e. the Adriatic coast). 
  • Great Iberia: The 5,000 troops land near OTL Buenos Aires and march upriver into the heart of New France/Peru, occupying the rest of the colony. Settlements along the Pilcomayo and Parana rivers are destroyed and farmlands are razed, displacing many French colonists and cutting off further access to the region (also making the map look less ugly). With the Strait of Bonapaart closed to French ships and their allies, Iberia firmly controls the west coast of Laurentia. In Europe, 35,000 troops are sent to Navarra, laying siege to Pamplona. Catalonia is reinforced, bringing it to 15,000 troops. 6,000 regulars and 11,000 mercenaries are landed in Provence, bringing it to a total of 80,000. This combined force launches a second attack against the French with the intent to drive them from southern France completely and link Iberian and Burgundian territory. Having once again defeated the French army in Provence, Iberia assumes full control of the region The Iberian fleet conducts raids against French merchant traffic in the English Channel and Bay of Biscay, further damaging their economy. This, combined with the blockading of French ports on either side of the country, immobilizes France on the naval front. Privateers are also utilized in the Caribbean to seize Tortuga from England. Meanwhile, the La Paz colony is abandoned due to lack of settlers. There is a wave of support for establishing a new colony in Monterey, but these plans are postponed until after the war. The two Benguelas are now linked by a narrow strip of land on the West African coast. The fort and naval base on Mozambique Island are completed. (More to come)
  • Maiam: The government of Maiam urges Iberia to merge the colonies of Amazonia and Mecicipi into one nation with Maiam to increase safety and security in light of recent wars. Chocolate exports continue, mostly to European nations including England and Iberia. Maiam's population now reflects about half native Mayan and Mexican and half European, with a large mixed-race population. Expansion continues along the northern and southern borders, focusing on the coast. Trade continues up from Amazonia and down from Mecicipi, and these trade routes are upkept. Maiam, seeking to become more self-reliant, begins building it's own navy and armories.
    • Iberian Diplomacy: Maiam's request is denied, as Amazonia is geographically separate from Maiam. As for Mecicipi, Maiam is promised some land in future administrative reforms after the war.
  • Great Union of Korea and China: Emperor Kim Seothae continues his Yunnan campaign, thereby reunifying the entirety of China. To stabilize newly-incorporated communities, packages of surplus rice and other grains are freely distributed in city squares, while programs aimed at reconstructing infrastructure lost to the war are implemented at full-force. Gold reserves in the north are harnessed to support the monetary value of the Korean mun and aid its implementation. With the Russians refusing to accept his demands, the Emperor still abides to the deal, and aids the relocation of Sakha into the nascent state of Yakutia.