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1660

  • PMII1660
    The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist temples are built.
  • A peace treaty is signed on Zaragoza. Meanwhile in the negotiations, it is established that Francesco will keep his throne, as long as he pledges vassalage to the King of Portugal, as Garcia II and Fernando VI want to avoid deposing him and probably face another revolt, as he is, or was popular on his country having not much of other choice. Francesco accepts. Meanwhile, Navarra is also dissociated from Aragon, and given to Garcia II temporarily, to avoid an interregnum. Thus, for a short period of time, Garcia II is also Garcia VII of Navarra. Meanwhile, Alfonso, Prince of Cantabria's marriage is arranged to Ana de Borja, youngest daughter of Francesco, under other terms of the treaty. After the signing of the treaty, Fernando VI and Garcia II start to decide what to do with Navarra. The suggestion of giving it to the closest living relative of Juan II of Navarra is soon dropped, as the closest relative would be Luis VI de Beaumont, the Count of Lerín, who just had his lands in Navarra given back. With Fernando VI not trusting him with ruling Navarra, he is passed up. The suggestion of eliminating the French from the succession, thus tracing the descent back to Ramiro Sánchez, father of Garcia VI, also fails, due to the sheer difficulty of tracing a descent line over 600 years, what could make the results be extremely unpredictable, like having, for example, the Marchess of La Hinojosa being the closest agnatic relative to Ramiro Sánchez. Having other suggestions also failed, such as giving the kingdom to a Navarrese noble, and the fact that none of the suggestions would probably solve the problem of the Biscayan land claims controversy. Garcia resorts to suggest giving the kingdom to Fernando, as Garcia also does not want to try to rule both directly at the same time. Fernando VI of Castille then becomes King of Navarra as Fernando I, after Garcia II abdicates and passes the throne to him. Fernando soon recreates the lordships of Álava and Guipúzcoa, those lordships being elevated to counties, and the Count of Oñate, Iñigo III Vélez de Guevara also receiving his Navarrese lands back. Guipúzcoa is given to Vela II Aznar de Iturbide, Lord of Mendavia, and Álava is given to Álvaro de Landa, Lord of Landa Meanwhile, in Castille, proper, Iñigo IV Lasso de La Vega is given the title of Marchess of Argüeso. In León, Luis Mendez de Haro is given the title of Duke of Montoro, and in Portugal, having achieved hegemony of all the Christian Iberian states, Garcia II adds "Emperor of Spain" to his titles and out of the nobiliary issues, Sofala expands 500 sq km, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km and Loanda expands 500 sq km. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2000 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2200 sq km. Meanwhile, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Garcia, and who dies not long after his birth.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: Sultan Kareem Dalmar turns 35, and has a son named named Amiir Dalmar. Meanwhile, a Somali noble known as Axmed Gullet begins his rise to power. The Somali Sultanate continues to expand 10,000 km northeast to the coast and trade with near by countries. After ten years of expanding Somali trade and land, Sultan Kareem Dalmar is known as, "The Expansionist"
  • Cyprus: Continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands for 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands for 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto Cape Breton and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Scandinavian immigrants flock to New Georgia after the incentive program offered by the Kejszar. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. Bengal continues to exert its influence on the Lankan kingdoms, with them believing that the Sultan of Bengal is still in power. By year's end they decide to join Bengal under a single Lankan king. The Viceroy of Nya Skandinavia continues his sponsoring of the mix breed Aymara chief, who defeats a western chief this year and consolidates his holdings in the northeast. The Kejszar is glad that the Aragonese affair is over. Since it is now his domain, he orders the construction of several Scandinavian naval bases in the Baleares. The Irish kingdoms have accepted last year's offer of joining NETA. The Kejszar personally invites the other Baltic kingdoms to join the organization.
    • Hey man, Ceylon or Lankan is under Netherlands influence for several years, even before Bengal starts there...
    • And there's also the fact that the island can't be united in any other way that isn't conquest. A diplomatic union there would be very difficult, if not nearly impossible to maintain without ethnic-religious tensions. (ex: Tamil Tigers in OTL)
  • France - Burgundy: The military is built up, and the navy expands widely and the colonies expand. Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand 750 sq km and Guiane expands 500 sq km, the King Frederic begins growing its power within France without challenging the Constitutional Monarchy, the Education system grows and the religious freedom law begins to be enacted in France. It ask for an alliance with Normandy and the Duchess of Guiane marries a Duke of France called Louis of Poitier. They marry in the city of Nouveau Arles in Guiane founded a few years ago. Also, I will add my colonial expansion of the last few years.
  • Ethiopia expands its vassal of Maynila by 1000 km, and expands the imperial economy and military. Ethiopia also invades Yemen, with evidenced discovered that the ancient kingdom of Aksum once held lands there, stirring Ethiopian desires to reconquer that land. With Ethiopian influence increasing in Aceh, the Ethiopian throne decides to offer the sultan the chance to join Ethiopia peacefully and reap the benefits of being a part of a powerful colonial empire.
    • Options for ethiopia (PMII)
      You don't share a land border with Kitara. This is against the rules.
    • Then can I switch my attack to another nation? I don't want to waste my algorithm. ~Viva
    • These ones.
  • UMSHM: More work is done on the Kassel-Dresden highway. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Another small mission is established on the Western coast of Australis.
  • China declares war on and invades Tibet. The massive military pours into the nation, sacking military forts. While the mountains slow the Chinese advance by a bit, the highly trained and advanced Chinese military makes it farther into the nation than most other nations would. The lack of roads, while also an impediment, serve to benefit neither side of the war.
    • The Orissans offer their full military aid in the war if we can discuss a few lands which we would like to come under our juristication.
  • A third child is born to the Raja and Rani, and it seems as if the Raja wants to ensure the survival of his line. It is another daughter. The Raja is no less happier, however, and is overjoyed for his new child. Merchants keep getting slightly more successful with every transaction. More children attend schools and more children become indoctrinated in Orissa's teachings. Many head away from all the chaos of the war and Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country, and helps bolsert its faith of Hinduism on the island. Many temples are built, and many brahmins go on to build ashrams (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education on language and religion. These ashrams are run by many Pandits, many of whom are from Cebu itself, and ensure that the regional language is still taught to the poor children. More schools are built in Orissa itself, with the schools now beginning to offer optional languages like Cebunese (yeah, that's my name for the regional language of Cebu). The schools have helped create a generation who are more "Orissan" than anything. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and help to keep order in its waters. The NOC sees more profits after the Netherlands accepted its deals. Delhi counterattacks in a splendid manner, and forces Coalition troops back. Yet the Raja is not one to give up, and launches another offensive. They manage to keep hold of a quarter of the rump Delhi, and declare a ceasefire for now - bringing the war to an end. The army is given resting time, yet troop concentrations remain high on the border with Delhi. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism and sends aid to the coalition. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly, by preaching to the Gurkahs. Carnatic comes under vassalage from Orissa, with the country's economy being completely reliant on Orissan trading. Roads are built in the country and their army is financed. The Raja is also very interested in the Chinese-Tibetan war, and is looking to reclaim traditional Indian lands from the nation.
  • Mataram uses its diplomatic freedom to great effect and begins to vassalise Negaha Daha. It also begins to open up talks with Sumedang about letting the country enter into a diplomatic union with a growing power (in its own right) in the area. Some progress is made but it looks like it might take years for it be convinced to join. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people to try to set up new lives. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. The military also grows, yet it does not declare war as they are planning for another campaign.
  • The Arabian Federation, 1660

    The states of the Arabian federation following the recent turmoil in the federation

    The Arabian Federation builds up its infrastructure after seeing three new Sheikdoms joined the federation in the last couple of years. The infrastructure is also improved as the other states integrate following the recent spate of dynastic unions, invasions and annexations.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their possessions to OTL Bahamas. Argentium colony expands 2000 km north. Chiloe colony expand the north coast 1500 km. Vasalization of Munster and Liege continues. The VOC occupy Andaman Islands is kingdoms name; Acech is convinced to not accept the Ethiopian proposal and becomes a Netherlands protectorate (puppet); Ceylon is close to being part of the kingdom, too. Trading posts in Kongo become bigger and the local government falls under Netherlands influence.
    • Keep my warning about Ceylon in mind, and ah, you can't expand both of your colonies by 2000 sq km each. The 2000 is to be divided by both, aside from the fact that less than a five year old colony can only have 200 sq km of expansion, and three, you can't expand into stable nations with no war. To get Bahamas you'll have to go to war to get it.
  • Ukraine Kingdom: The Ukraine builds up its military. A new King takes power after the late monarch dies of pnemonia, and he is King Bodhan. Training of a new army branch called the Home Guard begins.
  • Bavaria continues to modernise infrastructure and legal systems. Bavaria begins plans to move assets into recently conquered Slovakia.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII comands the army for the defense. All men are fighting to protect their land. The whole kingdom is united for the defense. Fleet comanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all ther Black Sea. Hungarian colony of Ubanga expands 200 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: All army is fighting in Hungary.
  • In Germany, the colonies expand as usual, as well as the military and economy. Assimilation begins in conquered Prussian territory.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.

1661

Persia, after defeating Armenia, deposes the former Armenian king, and places another Armenian noble in his place, as a Persian vassal.

The Kingdom of Yugoslavia regroups at the new capital of Skoplje. King Nikola I dies and is replaced by his son Nikola II, who sends a message to Venice relinquishing any claim to the territories controlled by Venice. Nikola II orders the construction of new schools to educate the population. In light of the conflict between Bosnians and Serbs in the Yugoslavian army, the new schools are ordered to emphasize Yugoslavian national identity over racial identity. For now they only let in the ruling elite, but Nikola II has big dreams for Yugoslavia.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León, Castille, Aragon and Navarra prepare their militaries, with Aragon emphasizing the navy. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Garcia. Unlike his homonymous of 1660, he survives the year. Meanwhile, the King Garcia II creates the House of the Infantado, which comprises a non-hereditary lordship to be given to the second son of the Portuguese monarch. Thus, the first Lord of the Infantado is Nuno, second son of Garcia II. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, is reported in Lara the presence of a Georgian community, apparently made out of exiles from what used to be New Georgia. Loanda expands 500 sq km, and Índia expands 500 sq km on the little space available after the appearance of the Gujarat successor states. In Brasil, Pernambuco and Paraíba expand, with both, expansion totalizing 1800 sq km if summed, and in Rio da Prata, Uruguai expands 500 sq km, and Santa Maria expands 1900 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies expand worldwide. Cyprus expands Nea Lefkosia by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete also expands its army and navy. 
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km
  • York; King Ron allies with his father-in-law Chieftain Bob of Wales to put him in power. He sends Bob one- third of his military force to do this.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km, and the vassal of Adal also expanded by 10,000 km. The campaigns in Yemen proceed as expected, with few losses and much land and wealth gained from the conquests. The colony of Wärqama is expanded by 400 km, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb is expanded by 600 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto Cape Breton and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Scandinavian immigrants flock to New Georgia after the incentive program offered by the Kejszar. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. The Sultan of Bengal begins a plan for his preferred Lankan kingdom to consolidate the puppeted island under a single kingdom. This will be difficult, given that his other Lankan subjects are under different governments. The viceroy-sponsored Aymara chief invades the eastern chieftain's territory and makes headway into the region. In Nya Skandinavia, the puppet Incan ruler dies with no heir. The viceroy decides that, after 70 years, the perishing and Swedish-influenced empire be annexed into the colony. Naval bases on the Baleares are constructed and ready. In Suecia Aragones, the port begins to thrive again as increased Mediterranean shipping revives after decades of decline. The Kejszar prepares for an invasion of the Khmer Empire in order to consolidate the nation's position in Southeast Asia.
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and begin to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • France: The kingdom builds its military and navy. The growing of the school system reaches 20% after years of implementation widely in France, and Burgundian becomes the main language of eastern France though d'oil languages continue dominating. Colonies expand and forces grow, Aquitaine is offered protection if they agree to returning to France or becoming Vassals under protection of France in case of an expansionist Occitania.
  • Also Principia Moderni II 1540 to 1569 (Map Game)
    • I don't think they need to worry about an expansionist Toulouse, given they are allied with them.
  • "Genoa: Our three colonies (Africa, East Cuba, East Hispaniola) are offered to Burgundy for money and weapons. The navy is improved.
    • Burgundy: We accept your outstanding offer and we will pay the needed to gain this colonies.
    • I want my east Cuba, Africa and east Hispaniola back, please. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:30, April 4, 2013 (UTC)
    • After 100 years of ignoring them you suddenly decide you want them? They have all collapsed and disappeared by now.
    • Nope, I didn't ignore them. I was forced to when the Dutch got independent and according to AP I had no outlet to the sea. Then, after Luxemburg took mine, but I didn't ignore them. You ignored me counting them as part of me. I even corrected several maps to add their expansion.
    • Also, I gave greater priority to Neu Antwerp and Brasilea at the time, and I wasn't sure which colony was from the Dutch, so ...
  • ​Venice offers Nikola II the option to unite the Slavic races if he agrees to become a vassal of Venice. In return, Yugoslavia will span from Croatia to Macedonia with a coastline at Montenegro (basically OTL Yugoslavia). Yugoslavia will also receive a navy starter pack and also Venetian technology. Venice also expands Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia by 2100 sq km each. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each. 
  • Somali Sultanate: Coastal expansion (10,000 km Northeast) and trading with nearby nations continues.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Germanic League charter is being drafted. Only Germanic nations may enter into the compact (Bavaria, Saxony, Germany and Scandinavia). Legal stuff happens. Majority of Tyrolia is under Bavarian control as well as the portion of Slovakia given to Bavaria after the Venetian war. More things happen. The military is expanded.
  • Russia expands its military and economy. Novorissiya expands 4000 sq km. Expansion into Siberia continues in order to reach the Pacific by next century.
  • Minsk expands its economy.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Romes King chooses some of his distant relatives as to be in the Royal line.
  • Chinese troops, already occupying much of Tibet, march into the capital. The leader of Tibet is captured and, after months of Tibetan rescue attempts, the Tibetan leader surrenders. In October, he issues a decree to the army to stand down (with China's permission). The Treaty of Beijing is signed. Tibet becomes a Chinese protectorate. There is much rejoicing.
  • Ukraine Kingdom: The King issues a new law stripping non-ethnic Ukrainians of citizenship, and this brings an outcry from a large minority of the population. Some begin even rising up in arms, starting what is known as the Ethnic Revolutionary War. Ukrainian forces immediately begin battling the rebels back, forcing them to the southward into the Crimea and surrounding areas and other areas near Poland. The King states he can handle it on his own, but secretly asks Venice, Rome and the Russian nations for help, stating those nations' peoples will be allowed to retain their citizenship. Military is built up.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the new regions are economically developed and integrated. The Sultan also expresses concern at Yemen being invaded and he fears the creation of a dangerous warzone so close to his borders. The Yemeni Sheikdoms of the south also see this as an opportunity to expand their own states at the expense of the crumbling Yemeni nation.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate sends an expedition to OTL Venezuela to found a colony there. Sultan Khalid decides to build more schools everywhere - mostly in Granada, but hoping to make some in Morocco, eventually. Cruzism continues to spread after the death of their founder. He is the first martyr of the religion, and many of his closest followers and supporters see him in their dreams and sometimes when they are alone. They take this as a divine sign and continue to spread the religion. Sultan Khalid hears of the religion spreading, but tries to take a more tolerant approach. New Tunis expands by 2000 sq km. New Tunis expand by 1000 sq km.
  • A fourth child is born to the Raja and Rani, yet this time the Rani tragically dies in childbirth. The Raja is heart-broken, and retreats from matters of importance for most of the year in mourning. However, his advisors get him out of this and he resumes his role as leader of the Orissan, Bihari and Matarami peoples. Merchants keep getting slightly more successful with every transaction. More children attend schools and more children become indoctrinated in Orissa's teachings. Schools see special teachers being trained to teach children. Cebunese becomes a popular language taken by children. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country, and helps bolster its faith of Hinduism on the island. Many temples are built, and many Brahmins go on to build ashrams (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and help to keep order in its waters. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. A time of uneasy peace spreads across the front as due to the Raja's grief, the war is not pressed on with. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism and sends aid to the coalition. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly by preaching to the Gurkahs. A slightly enlarge Kashmir is received from Tibet as the Orissans assisted the Chinese in crushing the nation. Orissa has always had a negative outlook on the nation since it began vassalising traditional Indian lands. Kashmir is made into a vassal, which will soon be added onto Bihar as soon as the rest of Delhi is captured.
  • Mataram has almost vassalised Negaha Daha. It continues talks with Sumedang about letting the country enter into a diplomatic union with a growing power (in its own right) in the area. More progress is made. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. The military also grows, yet it does not declare war as they are planning for another campaign.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expand their influence to OTL Bahamas. Argentium colony expands 2000 km north. Chiloe colony expand the north coast 1500 km. Vassalization of Munster and Liege continue. The VOC fortific Andaman Islands; Acech expand his trade with Netherlands; Ceylon is in part controlled, too. Trading posts in Kongo become bigger and the local government is now under the Netherlands influence.
  • Germany expands its military, economy and colonies. Mysore's government secretly assassinates the royal family of Nation X directly east of Travancore. The state then becomes a tributary state when the relatives of the Mysoran puppet "Sultan" take control of it.
    • Mysore's Hindu. Bijapur was the southernmost Muslim state.
  • Luxembourg expands military.

1662

Amreli and Junaghad expand.

The Yugoslavs accept the Venetian offer, becoming a vassal of Venice. The lands lost in the last war, as well as the territory of Croatia, are annexed by the Yugoslavs.

  • Portugal, León, Aragon, Castille and Navarra prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Aragon, Francesc I de Borja dies, and is succeeded by his son, also named Francesc, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Francesc II, King of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca and Prince of Catalonia". In León, Juan, the Prince of Asturias, dies, and is succeeded by his son Fernando as Prince of Assturias and heir of the Leonese throne. Meanwhile in Castille, Ana de Borja gives birth to a son, who is named Juan, and, on his Navarran policy, Fernando VI tries to establish relations with Aquitaine. Meanwhile, Sofala expands 500 sq km, while Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km. In Brasil, Pernambuco, Paraíba and Potengi expand, totaling 2300 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2200 sq km.
    • Why do you never put the last "o" on the name? I don't think "Fransesc" is a real name.
    • Never mind.
      • I'm talking about Catalan names right here (Francesco -Italian/Francisco - Portuguese, Leonese, Castillian/Francesc - Catalan). That's the same reason why in my Aragonese posts, Juan becomes Joan, Guillermo becomes Guillèn, and Luis becomes Lluìs.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expands more their influence to OTL Bahamas. Argentium colony expands 2000 km north. Chiloe colony expands the north coast 1500 km. Vasalization of Munster and Liege continue. The VOC fortifies Andaman Islands; Acech expands his trade with Netherlands and adopts laws similar to Holland; Ceylon is in part controlled, too and blocks Bengal influence. Trading posts in Kongo become bigger and the local government is under the Netherlands influence.
    • Aceh is already Ethiopian. Doing this would lead to war. Same with Lanka - it's Scandinavian.
      • ​Acech is Ethiopian? In one turn? Really?
    • Ceylon is entirely Bengali/Scandinavian, you do not control any part of it.
      • ​Where is it written? In what year exactly did you start to vassalise Ceylon? Because I did since I started to play.
      • Aceh is not Ethiopian, just saying. Bengal has been exercising control over Lanka since before you began playing. So stop.
      • I'm just asking for the year... and also, you are ignoring Collie's post about Ceylon...
      • Yet he would still have more influence than you would.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km.
  • What is going to happen with the Genoan and Burgundian colonies in Cuba and Hispaniola and Africa, anything from the mods. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 00:19, April 5, 2013 (UTC)
  • Persian Shah Suleiman I dies from old age. His eldest son, Arsuf, is crowned Shah of Persia. He intends to continue the great relationship his father had with the Kingdom of Rome and Levantine Kingdom. His first act is to establish the Universtiy of New Persepolis. It is located in the Capital City of New Persepolis, and is divided into two faculties - the Campus of Sciences, and the Campus of Arts. The Campus of Sciences is divided into the Schools of Animal Studies, Mathematics, Botany, Chemistry, and Astronomy. The Campus of Arts is divided into the Schools of History, the Classics, Painting, and Sculpture and Mosaics. Then, Arsuf grows the military, making up for lost soldiers in the recent Armenian campaign. The nation appears to be looking to annex Baghdad.
    • Persian Diplomacy: The Shah requests defensive pacts with the Kingdom of Rome and the Levantine Kingdom.
    • The Persian capital is New Persepolis, which is the ancient city rebuilt as a symbol of Persian strength.
  • Normandy: William V turns 46. The military is built up, and the economy improves greatly with the addition of Brittany into the realm. More Welsh immigrants pour in.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto Cape Breton and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Scandinavian immigrants flock to New Georgia after the incentive program offered by the Kejszar. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. This will be difficult, given that his other Lankan subjects are under different governments. The viceroy-sponsored Aymara chief invades the eastern chieftain's territory and makes headway into the region. As of last year, the Bengali Colonial Fleet Division of the Royal Navy assembled on the coast and ready for this year's invasion of the Khmer Empire. The Khmers are invaded in the summer.
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola peninsula) and begin to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • Russia expands its military and economy. Novorissiya expands 4000 sq km. Expansion into Siberia continues in order to reach the Pacific by next century. Russia and her vassals aid their Scandinavian allies with some supplies (Lx specified that this could happen). Change of plans, Ukraine went all crazy, and I miraculously found internets and found out...great excuse for war...Still, if I do not post tomorrow by midnight, AP can post for me continuing war. The Russian Tsar, infuriated by the Ukrainian King's actions, and the gall he has to ask him to fight against his own people, siezes the opportunity to declare war on the Ukrainian rebel-state (please don't be angry at me, I was planning this for a while), made easy for Russia's official policy of non-recognition of all East-Slavic post-federation states. The Russian armies surge into the nation of Ukraine, and quickly besiege their capital of Kiev, relatively close to the borders. What will happen next, is difficult to decide.-Lx (leave me a message) 03:52, April 5, 2013 (UTC)
  • Minsk expands its economy and sends troops to aid Russia.
  • Tatar State send troops to Russia.
  • Astrakhan spares a regiment to aid Russia.
  • Somali Sultanate: Coastal expansion (10,000 km northeast) and trading with nearby nations continues.  
  • Korea expands its port defense armaments for any remaining attempted pirate attacks. Ship building becomes a popular craft among people near the sea, with new ship designs being shared with the navy for better armament and travel designs. This trend causes port towns to prosper.
  • What is going to happen with the Genoan and Burgundian colonies in Cuba and Hispaniola and Africa, anything from the mods. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 00:19, April 5, 2013 (UTC)
  • France: The colonies expand. Nouvelle Burgundy expands by 750 sq km as well as Brazil and Guiane expand by 500 sq km military is built up. Navy is expanded.
  • Venice signs the historic deal with Yugoslavia with Croatia and most of Bosnia going to Yugoslavia. The two monarchs finalize borders and Nikola asks for aid in expansion northwards and westwards into Romania, Wallachia and Bulgaria. Venice also asks to purchase the rest of OTL Slovenia from Austria to  connect with the captured Hungarian territory. Malacca and Nya Gpytios expand by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Brescia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 2100 sq km each.
    • So Hungary is out of the game in one turn?
    • Venice, you are now much bigger then Hungary and control Yugoslavia, too. Don't attack me. I am no threat to you or Bavaria.
  • Bihar now (PMII)
    The Raja steadies himself and gets back into matters of national importance. A budding merchantile class finally blossoms as the population of merchants reaches 20% of the whole population of Orissa. More children attend schools and more children become indoctrinated in Orissa's teachings. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers. However, the Raja wants his nation to have an international outlook, and Ethiopian is offered as another optional language, along with German. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country, and helps bolster its faith of Hinduism on the island. Many temples are built, and many Brahmins go on to build ashrams (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and help to keep order in its waters. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Delhi is invaded for one last time to finish it off. By the end of the year, the nation falls, and the people of Bihar and Orissa rejoice. The Raja personally visits his newly conquered territory. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism and sends aid to the coalition. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly by preaching to the Gurkahs. Troops from Kashmir continue to assist the Chinese in fighting off the Tibetians. The Raja begins to make plans for a memorial for his dead wife (I just captured Delhi, its the 17th century. Smart ones will see where this is going)...
    • Umm ... Mysore already owns that state you just took over, it's just not on the map yet.  JSYK.
    • That state is too big for Mysore to even vassalise. Look it up in the rules, there is nothing you can do about it (as in changing the rules).
    • Wrong again. It's not bigger than half of Mysore.
    • Mysore is 2,392 pixels large, Carnatic is 1,639 pixels - more than half. It is not allowed.
  • Mataram's gain (PMII)
    Mataram vassalises Negaha Daha. It continues talks with Sumedang about letting the country enter into a diplomatic union with a growing power (in its own right) in the area. More progress is made. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Huge migration between its territories continues. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. The country invades Lampung to finish it off once and for all. Its armies roll into the country from two fronts, hoping to take it out before it can mount any serious resistance.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and continues to expand the road networks in the rural regions of the empire. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km south into the Ogaden, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 10,000 km; 3,000 km to the north and 7,000 km to the south. The colony of Wärqama is expanded by 600 km, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb is expanded by 400 km. The Emperor of Ethiopia declares that children now have the chance to learn Hindi in school, as part of a special program to strengthen ties between Ethiopia and Orissa. Plans to send Ethiopian scientists to Orissa are drawn up for the following year, with a ship already chartered to take them to Orissa.
    • The Orissan Raja hears about the Ethiopian plans and gets ready to welcome the scientists next year. He is looking forward to the opportunity for Ethiopian and Orissan scientists to work together for the second time.
  • York: The military and economy grow. King Ron and the Queen announce the birth of Richard, the new Prince of York. The population of York also grows.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries and bordering the Black Sea. Fleet comanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic growth, and follow the model of Hungary.
  • Germany expands military and economy and colonies at their normal rates. Mysore continues pressing its influence on its neighbors.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the new regions are economically developed and integrated. The calls for the invasion of Yemen grow louder as the neighbouring states really want to expand their territories. The Sultan calls a vote on the matter to decide if the war will go ahead or not.

1663

The Yugoslavs, with their new Venetian allies, begin the construction of a new capital in a protected area. The new capital, which is to be named Nikolagrad after the beloved Nikola I, is to be built in the heart of the Duchy of Bosnia to use the nation's territory as a shield. It is founded by combining several war-torn villages at the site, including one named "Tornik". NOTE: This is the TTL equivalent of Sarajevo.

Sumedang refuses to be subjugated by Mataram.

OK, I negotiate with a kingdom to enter a diplomatic union with me, it's not allowed. When a power like Scandinavia does things like invade the Khmer Empire or do stuff with the Incas, no one says anything? The Khmer are one of the fiercest warrior nations on the planet at this time. And Scandinavia will just take them over?

This is in response to you consuming too many nations in a relatively small period of time. Besides no nation wants to just bow down and swear allegiance to another whenever they are offered the chance.

ONE nation conquered. ONE nation vassalised.

I swear the only argument for these events is "derp India wasn't powerful OTL so it shouldn't be powerful in TTL". You let Scandinavia expand like crazy and punish Orissa for every little thing. 

Have to agree with him a bit on this one.

Punjab and the remaining Indian kingdoms form a defensive pact aimed at Orissan aggression and heavily build up their militaries (+16 for military in the next 15 years).

The xenophobic Ukrainian King is deposed, and the new King ceases the persecution of non-Ukrainian minorities. The new King Vladmir I moves the capital to the strategic seaport of Sevastopol, which had been the capital of the Crimean Sultanate under an Islamisized name. The new Ukrainian government signs a peace treaty with Russia, officially allowing the Russians to annex the northern quarter of Ukraine.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Aragón, León, Navarra and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Teresa. Meanwhile in León, Juan de Lara, grandson of Alfonso XIII, and son of Alfonso, Count of Gijón, marries Isabel de Luna, widow of Juan de Lara, Prince of Asturias, since his father, on attempting to arrange a marriage for him, tried to strengthen ties with the Duke of Trujillo's family. Meanwhile in Navarra, apparently, diplomatic relations with Aquitaine are established. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, while the Georgian community seems to have grown in size, Maputo expands 200 sq km, while Loanda expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1950 sq km, while Rio Grande expands 350 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1650 sq km, and Paraná expands 1150 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: Coastal Expansion (10,000 km northeast) and trading with nearby countries continue.
  • The German Empire ends the succession crisis as the son of the dead Kaiser reveals himself to be alive. He takes back all of the Empire in his hands. Meanwhile, he orders the constructions of special monuments in Neu Berlin. The military and colonies expand (at normal rate for le colonies). Mysore now continues to pressure Travancore, secretly killing off top government officials of the nation (Travancore). Also, Mysore has annexed the state right next to it and forced the one south of it into tributarization. Travancore is all that's left.
    • No resurrecting dead leaders. I want to nip this in the bud before we have a repeat of the sh*t that that one guy did in India during the last game.
    • My bad. I thought you wrote "the dead Kaiser reveals himself to be alive".
    • The "state right next to you" is an Orissan vassal. The other one would probably be a Mysorian vassal as it is smaller than Mysore itself. 
    • Wrong. I did it before Orrissa. Look back in the 1650s.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate develops the economy and military. The Sultan, trying to promote religious tolerance, appoints Catholic and Cruzist officials in his court. Cruzism is much like OTL Protestantism except that it rejects the First Council of Nicaea. New Tunis expands by 2000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 200 sq km.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. Bundela is merged with Rajputana proper. The military goes through a modernization process.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto Cape Breton and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor continues his diplomacy. The viceroy-sponsored Aymara chief consolidates the east and moves his campaign south with strong support from the Viceregal Crown in Nyborgia. The RSN Bengali Fleet blockades mainland Khmer and troops are landed in Ligore and Pattani, occupying a portion of southern Khmer. They await orders to commence a long drive north towards Ayuttahya and Oudong.
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • Ethiopia expands the vassal of Adal 10,000 km into the southeast, and the vassal of Maynila 10,000 km to the north. The colony of Wärqama is expanded by 500 km, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb by 500 km along the coastline. The military and economy are expanded, and the development of the imperial capital to include recently developed technologies underway. The scientists of Ethiopia are sent to Orissa to continue their joint research projects. Ethiopia begins to extend its influence into Aceh, with powerful Ethiopian traders taking over vital sectors of the Acehese economy, and implanting themselves into the social fabric of Acehese society.
  • The Persian Shah, Arsuf, is considered an adequate leader by most Persians by the end of his first year in power. He is universally approved, but still not as popular as his father. While he considers building a new Royal Road, in an attempt to mimic himself as a great Persian king of old, he also expands the military, by large margins. The nation is thoroughly prepared for war with Baghdad, and its, relatively small, Caliphate. The Shah, while keeping it relatively unknown to the general population, has decided that he wants a series of wars with smaller neighboring states. At the same time, the economy continues to grow as a result of the prime location between Far East and the Great Sea of Europe.
    • Persian Diplomacy: Persian Shah Arsuf requests a military alliance with the Kingdom of Rome and Levantine Kingdom. Also, we wish to take sides in the raging Indian conflict. We propose the following deal to Orissa: We will send limited amount of troops, and we will eliminate export taxes for Orissan goods passing through Persia, while seizing all goods from Punjab and remaining Indian states. In exchange, we would like your full military support in invading and annexing the lands in OTL Afghanistan and Pakistan. For this agreement to work, we must gain 100% of the land currently held by the states in those territories - we will not split it.
    • Persian Diplomacy: We request the two Persian Sheikdoms back from our friends over at the Arab Federation. They are important to the future expansion and trade growth of our nations.
    • Persian Trade: We are more than willing to make trade agreements with any nation in our region. Our goal is to provide a safe and effective, as well as rapid, land route through Central Asia, and the Mid-East. On average, the price which a product bought in the East, transferred through Persia, and then sold to the West only experiences a 20% price increase, allowing for maximum profits. If any East Asian, or Western nation, would like to make a trade agreement, we would be happy to do so, as we have done for 200 years now!
    • For the last time, you can't switch nations randomly. You can only change nations if it has been destroyed. Go back to playing as Cologne.
    • I would appreciate if the head mod joined this conversation. I have already been told by Sine that he will take over my nations and wreak utter havoc if my wife and I (that is, King Hermann von Gunterin) do not cede the nation, and flee to the Balearic Island, to retire on Palma.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: (I'm back) The Kassel-Dresden Highway is finally completed, and King-Duke Rupprecht II and his son officially open the road. It is hoped that the grand highway will become a popular route across Central Europe for traders, and by the end of the year, many traders begin using it.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: An Aboriginal Priest based in the Saint Boniface Mission is killed by some other aborigines as he was attempting to convert them. The Bishop of Australis immediately declares him a martyr, and sends to the Pope requesting he be made a saint.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Sheiks of the Federation vote and the vote is in favour of the invasion of Yemen. Hence, the Sultan decides to invade Yemen to take advantage of the crumbling nation which has been weakened by the Ethiopian invasion. The Yemeni Sheikdoms of the south are the main leaders of the war effort though Shaybah's Emir also wishes to gain some more land at the expense of Yemen.
  • Australian Aborigines: The tribal leader of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal tribe of Australia sends emissaries to the tribes of Wongaibon, Wailwan, Kamilaroi, and Bigambu. These emissaries invite the tribe's leaders to a tribal gathering at Wiradjuri's capital of Wagga Wagga. Due to their close geographical proximity and their deep cultural ties, as a result all of the four tribal leaders are able to and decide to attend. Wiradjuri's tribe leader, Allunga, explains the reason for the gathering. He details his recent meetings with fair-skinned aborigines of a nearby tribe, who tell grand stories passed down by their fathers of groups far away with unrivalled technology, and their dark goals of expansion and extermination. The gathering is initially reluctant to believe such wild stories, but Allunga, who knew this disbelief would come, unveils a rusting metal cuirass and places it at the centre of the gathering. He explains how he sent a scout of his tribe to try to find the truth of these stories, and how he returned telling of a rotting settlement on the nearby coast long since abandoned, and how his scout found that cuiress covering the bones of one of the settlement's long dead inhabitants. Allunga stands and states that this danger could mean the end of their people, and that they should stand together to defend themselves. He proposes the creation of a union, the Koori Union, to be formed out of the lands and peoples of the five tribes in attendance. Stating how the union shall be led by the five tribe leaders in attendance, with one of them elected as Karmai, or leader of the union. The tribe leaders each contemplate their decision. Fear of the outsiders, cultural similarities between the tribes, the trust built up during times of allied conflict and the size and power of the Wiradjuri tribe, leads the tribal leaders to accept. The tribal leaders choose Allunga as Karmai, and then return to their lands to explain to their people this great change.
  • Venice rebuilds western Hungary having annexed all territories west of the Danube. Supplies are sent to Yugoslavia with heavy reconstruction in Bosnia. There are calls from the middle class to make university education more readily available and the King, a very educated man, agrees to this. The King begins the construction of several universities across Venetian cities with every city with over 100,000 inhabitants to now host a university. Smaller towns have smaller education centres to teach towns children how to read. Wealthier townsfolk are also taught to write. Venice expands Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia by 2100 sq km each. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • York: The economy and population grow. The Yorkish Navy is founded as well, bringing an influx of volunteers into the armed forces. King Ron is injured during a hunting trip, accidently stepping into two bear traps in under an hour. 
  • Normandy: The Breton Census takes place. The population of Brittany reaches 620,000. The population of Normandy booms to 960,000, due to Welsh, and now French immigrants. Queen JeAnne has twins. A boy and a girl, named Alexandre and Elisabeth, respectively. They are also named the Prince of Cherbourg and the Princess of Neustrie. In December, William V names Albert as heir to the throne.
  • Orissa (PMII)
    More merchants become successful. This leads to some more spending in bazaars and more money made. More children also go to schools and a few more are made in the country. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country, and helps bolster its faith of Hinduism on the island. Many temples are built, and many Brahmins go on to build Ashrams (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The SOC continues to gain money, with Venetian ports becoming huge markets for Orissan products. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and help to keep order in its waters. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Oudh continues to see mass conversions and the suppression of Muslims and many forced conversions into Hinduism and sends aid to the coalition. With Delhi captured, this goes into overdrive. The amount of anti-Muslim propaganda pumped in and the number of anti-Muslim business laws reach a new high. Thousands of Muslim merchants suddenly find themselves out of business. Thousands more are suddenly unemployed. Many Muslims are forced to move into ghettos around Bihar and Orissa. Many Hindus move into their place as properties are seized from Muslims and given to Hindus. In dark alleyways and shabby ghettos, a plan of Muslim rebellion takes shape. Too long have Muslims suffered under Hindus and it was time to bring India back to the ways of Bengal and the Caliphate. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, although much more subtly by preaching to the Gurkahs. The country of Kashmir captured from Tibet is added onto Bihar. The Raja orders a building of magnificent splendeur to be designed and made in Agra to honour his dead wife.
  • Mataram continues talks with Sumedang about letting the country enter into a diplomatic union with a growing power (in its own right) in the area. More progress is made. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Lampung is added onto Mataram is divided into smaller provinces. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa.
  • Russia and the ethnic revolution succeeds. Kiev is captured, and the old king is deposed, and a new king signs the peace treaty with Russia (the one mentioned in the mod event). In any case, Kanada expands 4000 sq km and Russian linen industry grows.

1664

The Kwararafan chiefdoms unite in the form of a confederacy.

A Baguirmi state forms, on an area close to Bornu. Meanwhile, farther south, the Lunda people also form their own state.

The Maori begin expanding their Kingdom onto the South Island.

  • Portugal, Aragon, León, Castille and Navarra prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Francesc II dies, and is succeeded by his only son, who is crowned "By the Grace of God, Francesc III, King of Aragon, Valencia, Majorca, Prince of Catalonia". Meanwhile, since Francesc III is only 15 years old, his uncle Joan III de Borja, Duke of Gandía, assumes the regency. Meanwhile in Navarra, Fernando, second son of Fernando VI, marries one of the daughters of the King of Aquitaine, on an attempt to stabilize Navarran-Aquitainian relations. Meanwhile, in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a girl, who is named Joana. Meanwhile, Sofala expands 400 sq km, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km and in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 2200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2400 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Ethiopia expands its vassal of Adal by 10,000 km to the south toward the Somali coast, and expands the vassal of Maynila 10,000 km to the south. The military and economy are expanded, and the development of Hindi as a secondary language begins to spread across the empire are trade relations with Orissa continue to grow stronger. The Ethiopian researchers and scientists in Orissa begin working with their compatriots in the nation to develop new ideas and creations.
    • I'm not entirely sure of Hindi emerging as a secondary language - especially seeing how Amharic and Oromo are both really common. Not to mention all the other languages of the various ethnicities within your empire. Fair enough, it becomes more popular but certainly not a secondary language of your empire.
    • The Ethiopians only ever speak their own languages, with a few learning Amharic to get around. Oromo is the second-largest language, but very few people in that group speak another language. Thus, Hindi is growing as a second language as the other ethnic groups are learning it rather than those spoken by the smaller groups making up the Ethiopian population. Remember, Amharic is the official language. All others are ethnic languages that are more often than not ignored by members of the other ethnic groups.
    • Yay! On a side note, the Arabian Federation has offered you a coalition algorithm against Yemen. I think you should accept it. 
    • I will. ~Viva
  • The Nasrid Sultanate develops the economy and military. The Sultan tries to increase relations with the Catholic and Cruzists. He helps build a memorial for Martim Cruz where he died. New Tunis expands by 2000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 200 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the federation's armies invade Yemen as the neighbouring federation states attempt to expand their territories at the expense of Yemen. During the invasion, one of the Yemeni Sheiks leading the assault into Yemen is killed, thus ending his family's dynasty. On his deathbed he appoints his Sheikdom's neighbouring Sheik Yazid as the inheritor of his throne. Thus the two Sheikdoms are united as the Sheikdom of Wadi Aydam.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: Coastal expansion (10,000 km northeast) and trading with nearby nations continue.
  • France: The 28 year old Princess Madelein marries the son of the King in Tolouse as his brother Frederic opens relations with the nation and to a future plan of reuniting France under Burgundian rule. While this, fearing German intrusion in France, the king offers (forces) the King of the Rhineland to bow to France and become vassal or to face destruction from the Franco-Burgundian armies that would easily sweep through the Small Kingdom. While this, the military is built up, Navy expands and Nouvelle Bourgogne, and Brasilea expand at a 750 sq km and Guinea at a 500 sq km rate,  Burgundian language grows in the east, and in the colonies the Orthodox Catholicism grows. Nea Thrakia grows in the Kanareen Islands, and Nea Constantinople becomes the Administrative capital of Brasilea.
  • China works on fighting holdouts in the fragmented Tibet. The Himalayan Mountains, allowing Tibet to hide relatively well, prove to be a formidable obstacle for the Chinese. The winter elements kill more soldiers than the actual fighting does. Meanwhile, the emperor falls ill in December.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto Cape Breton and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The Nye Norgen governor sees talks break down with the Myami kingdom. He decides to surround the native nation instead with his colony. The viceroy-sponsored Aymara chief defeats the southern tribes and unites the Aymara under one chief. He swears an oath of allegiance/vassalage to the Viceroy in Nyborgia. The RSN Bengali Fleet continues the blockade of Khmer, playing a large role in the conquest of the country so far. Ligore and Pattani are occupied by General Andrew Murdock's forces. Back home, the Nyborgs lament losing another Scandinavian territory to the Murdocks. Knowing that the Scottish-Norwegian Murdocks are based in Skottland, the Nyborgs secretly begin funding Skottish nationalists in order to destabilize their rivals and acquire control of their colonies (this should be interesting). Edinburgh, as a city, is given renovations to beautify the city in order for it to surpass London and Cardiff as the British Isles' principal city. Similar renovations are seen in Stockholm. Turku is replaced with Helsinki as the capital of Finland. The Kejszar goes on a state visit through Germany, beginning in Brandenburg, moving to the Wettin Lands, then to Bavaria, and finishing in Austria. From there he goes Venezia where the RSN Erik awaits him to travel back to Stockholm. 
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • Russia pulls its last man out of Ukraine after accepting the king's offer of the northern quarter of the Ukraine (I'm assuming this includes Kiev since they moved their capital to Sevastopol) last year. Novorissiya expands 4000. Expansion into Siberia is resumed. Russia establishes towns, including the city of Penza this year to facilitate treaty and defense. Penza as a fort on the Sura river, that grows rapidly. Most new towns in Sibiria are for trade posts and transport. The Russian economy and people do much better due to extra farmland form Ukraine. The Tsar issues an Ukaze (a decree), establishing Kiev as the sixth "great Veche", along with Novgorod, Minsk, Moscow, Pskov, and Kazan. The Duma building is expanded to 550 seats to incorporate the influx of population from the newly annexed lands, whose inhabitants will be granted citizenship and a right to vote after swearing an oath of allegiance to the Russian Crown. AP, thank you for taking care of Russia in my absence. I am back now. I will tweak your edit-for-me a small bit for the addition of economic dev.
  • Minsk works on its military and a new Duma is elected. 
  • Tatar State works on more trade and agriculture related things.
  • Apache: Frederick expands the Apachean territory closer to the Mayan border by 10,000 km so the two can share a safer trade and the same will go for the European colonies. This is going to take longer than one turn so don't worry. I am not cheating. Be happy :)
  • Persian Shah Arsuf continues to grow in popularity and grows the military, with some focus on the navy. marries his son, Shahzada Suleiman II, to the Princess of Khafji, creating a Personal Union between the two nations. Next, he establishes a puppet state in Kuwait, forcing Emirs and Sheikhs who agree with him to choose a Sultan who has the interests of Persia at heart. The University of New Persepolis grows in leaps and bounds, attracting both wealthy and intelligent from throughout the Middle East. Armenia continues to grow more tolerant of the new Persian government. Our economy continues to grow rapidly, as more and more safety is instituted along the road system. Guardhouses are added every 25 miles along the Royal Road, as the main highway is now called.
    • Persian Diplomacy: We request alliances with all major powers, and especially, assistance in our war with Baghdad. We would like supplies and troops, if possible. We will be able to pay you back.
  • Bavaria build infrastructure. The economy improves. The Germanic League headquarters will be held in the old palace of the HRE in Karolin.
    • UM Diplomacy: The Saxon-Hessian-Magdeburger deputation, as well as the much smaller Anhaltese one, make ready to move into the new headquarters of the League.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. A small navy is built in the port of Benghazi also. 
  • Crete: Continues to expand its army and navy also. 
  • UMSHM: King-Duke Rupprecht II dies and his son Eugen ascends to the Royal and Ducal throne, and is crowned by the Primate of the Germans in Magdeburg. More traders use the Trans-Wettin Highway, bringing more and more money to the national treasury (the highway is toll, of course).
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: His Eminence the Primate of the Germans decides to invest some of the Primacy's money in something, and asks neighbouring countries if they have any projects that need investments. The profits from the investments will be used to purchase more ships and supplies for the Holy Wettin Missionary Order. Speaking of which, the martyred Aboriginal Priest (he had taken the name of Amaroo-Paul) is officially made a Saint. The Bishop of Australia begins planning a new Mission even farther afield, but will wait until the existing missions are more firmly established and have larger followings.
  • Venice continues to improve the education system with more universities being constructed. Infrastructure is repaired in Yugoslavia and Hungary. Venice expands Malacca and Nya Gyptios by 5000 sq km each. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2100 sq km each, too.
  • Infrastructure in Yugoslavia is repaired with the construction of the capital progressing well. Talks begin with Montenegro and Bulgaria on a unification of the Southern Slavic peoples and the possibility of Wallachia also joining. The military is expanded. 
  • Normandy: William V falls ill with a crippling disease and Queen JeAnne rules as regent indefinitely. Prince Albert turns nine in May, but is still nine years away from being able to inherit the throne. In national news, the navy is extended to cover all Breton jurisdictions, which means that Bretons are now able to join the navy  The economy also improves.
  • More merchants become successful. This leads to some more spending in bazaars and more money made. More children also go to schools and a few more are made in the country. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Naya Mataram grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The SOC gains even more money, and begins to outbuy competition in the Sultanate of Brunei. The hub cities grow even more this year. Industry sees growth as some small factories are made in the colony, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and help to keep order in its waters. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. A young scientist by the name of Rajendra Mukarjee discovers the Law of Elasticity (OTL Hooke's Law) and receives the widespread attention of Orissan and Ethiopian scientists. His partner Befikadu Hizkaias is also given some credit. Huge Muslim rebellions kick off in areas of former Malawi and Bijapur, where there are still a few ghettos running. However, the main action takes place in areas of conquered Delhi, where in areas there are still up to 60% Muslims. Huge violence takes place, and hundreds of thousands of Hindus are murdered. The Islamic Alliance of India, as the Muslims are calling themselves, go on to capture much land in areas of Bihar and Orissa. The army is mobilised, and helps evacuate areas which are being overrun. Many battles are fought, and although they end up with an Orissan tactical victory, the Muslim ideas of Jihad means that the Muslims will keep coming at Orissan troops, getting themselves killed but also exhausting Orissan morale and energy. Troops from the colonies are called in to help suppress the rebellion. Right now - everything hangs in the balance. The Raja is too proud to ask for help, however. Bihar continues to try to undermine Buddhist teachings, through all the chaos, and support the Gurkahs who overthrow the Nepali King and install a military Gurkah junta. The Gurkahs soon send aid to Bihar, too. Agra, however, is not lost to the IAI (Islamic Alliance of India) as the Raja ensures the troop numbers remain high in the area so that plans for a memorial for his dead wife do not hit any problems. The Raja is confident the rebellion can be crushed, and does not ask for international aid. However, the rebellion highlights the problems between the Vedics and Trimurts as they refuse to fight side by side, giving the Muslims many crucial victories.
  • Mataram continues talks with Sumedang about letting the country enter into a diplomatic union with a growing power (in its own right) in the area. More progress is made. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. Mataram also goes onto high alert, mobilising its army to the full and keeping it mobilised. They send most of their army to help the Orissans and Biharis and put all their remaining troops around the nation to keep order.
  • The Wettin Lands expand their military and economy, as well as expanding Catholic influence in Australis.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects, incorporating some acquired European weapons. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet. More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
    • Thank you so much, Scraw!
  •  York: The military and navy are built up. King Ron makes plans to send another expeditionary force to the Welsh border. The Queen has a daughter, Princess Mary.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expands more their influence to OTL Bahamas. Argentium colony expands 2000 km north. Chiloe colony expands the north coast 1500 km. Vasalization of Munster and Liege is almost complete, and the next year they will be vassals. The VOC control Andaman Islands; Acech expands his trade with Netherlands and adopts more laws similar to Holland. Trading posts in Kongo become bigger and the local government is under the Netherlands influence by the end of the year.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. Colonies expand at their normal rate. The daughter of the Polish King is married to the heir of Germany. Taxes increase in some regions. Mysore expands influence over its neighbors.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km.  The military goes through a modernization process. Rajputs are shocked at the religious violence spreading in India. The hostility is mostly minor in Rajputana as most of the population is Sikh. Troops are offered to Orissa to help quell the riots.
    • The Orissan Raja accpets the Rajput support, stating they have been loyal allies for a long time now. Could you log in BTW, I need to talk to you.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries and bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north. László VII starts the vasalization of Bulgaria, sending gifts and presents, also military pression.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth, and follows the model of Hungary.

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  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León, Castille, Navarra and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Navarra, Joan of Aquitaine gives birth to a son, who is named Garcia . Meanwhile in Castille, Ana de Borja dies in childbirth, and the child also doesn't survive. Meanwhile, in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a boy, who is named Juan, and dies some weeks later. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Maputo expands 200 sq km, and in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 2400 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2600 sq km.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries and bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north. László VII continue the vasalization of Bulgaria.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth, and follow the model of Hungary.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate develops the military and economy. The Sultan puts our further plans to develop education and tolerance in the nation. He starts building schools in Granada and Al-Maghrib. Cruzism becomes even more popular than Catholicism, and people are happy with the tolerance the Sultan shows and promotes. New Tunis expands by 2000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 200 sq km.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. THESE ARE THE NEW EXPANSION RATES FOR MY COLONIES: Neu Berlin expands 4100 sq km along each of the Great Lakes. Neu Prussen expands 100 sq km on the island. Vinland expands 200 sq km on Great Vinland (Greenland). Bone expands 100 sq km on its island. Meanwhile, Mysore continues pressurizing its neighbors, especially Travancore. As part of the plan to secure Poland under the German throne, an attempt is made to kill the entire Polish Royal Family (except the eldest daughter, who is married to the Kronprinz of Germany) by blowing up the Royal Palace. The only survivors from this mess are the King and two of his daughters. Wilhelm V dies overseas in Neu Berlin and his son becomes Kaiser Frederick VI.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • France: The Military is built up, Navy expands, the colonies expand. Nouvelle Bourgogne expands 750 sq km, same does Brasilea, and Guiane expands 500 sq km. The Marriage goes well as Madelein and the son begin living in the Orleans. While this, the Armies of France begin expanding rapidly to suit the size of the country ruled by the Burgundian Dynasty, Plans are made to reunite all of France under the Burgundian Dynasty and the ruling of Frederick. Frederick marries the Duchess of Orleans Joane Amalie. They soon after have a child named Charles, crowning him Prince of Burgundy and Duke of  Guiane. The Kingdom begins campaigning to vassalize Lorraine by forcing them to either accept the king as their leader or face the destruction of their small kingdom. While this, the military begins exercising as many see that the only way to bring France back its glory is through war as it all broken up.
    • When can my colonial expansion be increased? I would like to know.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto other islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Milan (renamed Öst Pekar) expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The sponsored Aymara chief marches south steadily. The RSN Bengali Fleet continues the blockade of Khmer. Ayutthaya is captured and Oudong is sieged. General Murdock writes a letter to the Kejszar, stating that the Khmers stand no chance and that the empire will be crushed next year with the fall of Oudong and Prey Nokor. Edinburgh continues its renovations. In Lanka, ethnic divisions are made to prevent religious strife. The powerless Bengali Sultan and his powerful friend, the Scandinavian Viceroy of India, set their sights east of their territory.
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km.  The military goes through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray.
    • Could you log in, I need to talk to you.
  • Bavaria expands ts hold in recently conquered areas, Bavaria offers a joint military invasion of Poland to Germany. The military is expanded.
  • The Emperor of China dies of old age. Remembered as the Tànxiǎn Emperor (Gold Emperor), he is noted for sparking the Eastern Renaissance and China's economic prowess. He is the longest-reigning Chinese emperor and one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history. His son assumes the throne. Meanwhile, in Tibet, the last pockets of resistance are destroyed. The war is officially declared over.
  • Somali Sultanate: Sultan Kareem Dalmar turns 40 and decides to expand 10,000 km southward toward the Somali City-States. Trading with near by countries continue. 
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus also expands its colonies globally. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Armenia:  Trade is prioritized. The military is expanded vastly and spending is mostly on the military. The army increases to 250,000. Forts are built along the northern border. The King tries to find support for a Campaign in the north.
  • Armenia Diplomacy: An alliance offer is sent to Persia, and is asked if a Campaign for OTL Georgia to unite the Kingdoms. A Gift is sent to the Persian King.
    • You already are at peace with Persia, and you are their vassal now.
    • Just realized... Wish someone would have put that on the signup page -_-
    • And Georgia is controlled by the Romans.
    • So?
    • Well, if you want to be defeated, I can't stop you by now.
  • ​UMSHM: More and more merchants use the Trans-Wettin Highway, putting more and more money into the state's coffers. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Primate decides that to make money for the Missionary Order, he must invest in trade with the East Indies. So, one ship is fitted out and sent to the Spice Islands to bring back spices to sell to raise money for the Missionary Order. More and more Aborigines from the regions of the Missions convert to Christianity. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: Military, economy and infrastructure are all worked on. King Marcus offers to exchange dipplomats with Armenia. Rome expands its Madagascar colony by 2000 sq km. Construction of a new fleet begins, and Persia is offered a trade deal. Rome begins plans for new infrastructure in the colony, with money being set aside for new roads and harbors.
  • Venice continues to spend money to build schools and universities. Western Hungary is further reinforced with new infrastructure on the Danube to defend. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 2500 sq km each.
  • Yugoslavia upgades its military and continues discussions with Montenegro and Bulgaria to join the Slavic state.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the federation's armies invade Yemen as the neighbouring federation states attempt to expand their territories at the expense of Yemen. The Arabian Federation's leadership meet with their Ethiopian counterparts to discuss dividing Yemen between them both.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its vassal of Maynila by 10,000 km to the north, and its other vassal of Adal to the south by 10,000 km. The military and economy are expanded and the collaboration with the Orissa continues. Hindi continues to grow as a secondary language amongst the Ethiopian people.
  • Many ghettoes are destroyed by the Islamics in their rampage. They control their greatest amount of territory yet. Most of their territory is in Northern former Delhi, most of Oudh and a significant portion of Malwa and Bijapur. More pitched battles are fought, and for the first time the IAI win against the Orissans, even though their losses number is usually of 50% and upward. Most of the Muslim soldiers are fueled by the idea of Jihad and the desire to create an Inslamic Orissa. The war shifts into Islamic favour, even though they only make up 10-15% of the population. The Raja finally asks his allies for help. His popularity decreases and is at the lowest in the eyes of his people. This forces the Raja to snap out of his sorrow over the death of the wife, and personally direct his armies. The Gurkah junta consolidaes their position and sends more Hindu warriors to fight alongside the Biharis. Around Agra, a large Muslim force begins to build up supplies and numbers. It seems like Agra might be a spot as to where the war could be decided. The Vedics and Trimurts gain some respect for each other, and some finally start fighting next to each other, trying to stem the rebels. Merchants flee to Orissan-held territory to avoid the Muslims. As a result, businesses take a huge hit, and many run out of money. Schools still run in the country, but only in Orissan lands. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. With the chaos, thousands flee to Naya Mataram and it grows 1000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The SOC begins to plan an establishment of new colonies as the war continues. It quickly sends all available ships to survey potential lands. They quickly claim the lands of Naya Dakshin Orissa in Australis for Orissa, and begin planning the setting up of colonies in the region. The hub cities are overcrowded as people take refuge in the cities to stay away from the rebellion. Industry grows very slowly. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and help to keep order in its waters. The Navy soon decides to help the SOC in its matters, and help escort many SOC ships. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. It also buys many new guns and cannons in Venetian ports which it brings back to Orissa. Scientists continue to work, but their funding has been slashed to help for the war effort. 
  • Mataram finishes talks with Sumedang about letting the country enter into a diplomatic union. The treaties and nessecary things are all completed, and Mataram becomes the Union of Mataram and Sumedang. The governments of both countries are made into one and administrative works for Sumedang soon begin. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. Mataram sees no major rebellions. A few small ones are quickly crushed by the light numbers of troops in the country. However, thousands of Orissans arrive in the country, looking to move away from conflict. As a result, the vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland.
  • Russia expand its military and recuperates from what is now called the short war in Ukraine. The new capital should be harder to get to. Russia is very happy with a quarter of Ukraine worth of agricultural land, and tries to influence the new Ukrainian governement even more, Russia having gained the favor of nearly every non-Ukrainian in the nation (a very large minority), and the greatfulness of King Vladimir. Russia's colonies on the Shining Continent expand, Kanada by 3000 sq km down the Great Lakes, and Novorossiya 1000 sq km up the Venetian colony and then up the Mississippi (if I did not reach it already), staying on the western bank of thre river, official announcing that if Venice supports Russia's claims of lands west of the Mississippi (whatever name it has in ATL), Russia will support Venice's claims to lands east of the Mississippi, making the river the official boundry between both colonies.  Some expansion into Sibiria continues, trying to reach the Pacific by the turn of the century. Russia also asks Venice, its largest trade rival, to come to Nikolaevsk to discuss what will be called the treaty of the Shining Continent, a treaty establishing the boundries between the Venetian and the Russian colonies in Antillia (Russian nickname for it since Dimitri Boyasin is Blestayshiy Kontinent - Shining continent). A very young Russian physicist in the Academy of Sciences by the name of Yakov Nikolaevich Varlamov, while watching an apple fall off a tree in his summer home in the country, ponders on why. In his pondering, he comes up with the three laws of motion, and the universal theory of gravitation. When asked to explain why planets move in elipses instead of circles, he says he will think on it, returning in a month, having invented Calculus. His groundbreaking achievements are published in the Journal Nationaloe Otkritie, as well as being translated into Latin and various other languages for distribution abroad. The last Geo-Heliocentrist in the Russian Academy finally converts to Heliocentrism after Varlamov's publications, him himself being on the peer-review board. In and act of parliament, with pressure by the Academy, Russia's acceptance of Heliocentrism as the leading true theory on the heavens is written into law.
    • Venice agrees to the division of Antillia.
  • Minsk continues to work on agriculture and economy.
  • The Tatar State continues to work on agriculture and economy.
  • Astrakhan continues to work on agriculture and economy.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expands to the north oast of OTL Venezuela. Argentium colony expands 2000 km north. Chiloe colony expands the north coast 1500 km. Vasalization of Munster and Liege is complete, they become vassals of Netherlands. Andaman Islands becomes a strategic post for the navy, and is heavy militarized; Acech continue trading with Netherlands and expand its military. Trading posts in Kongo become bigger and the local King travels to Netherlands.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Research is conducted to improve farming techniques. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet.  More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. Some citizens begin complaining about the heightened taxes, and the Oligarchy files several complaints about the new limitations on its power. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
  • York sends another expeditionary force into Wales to check the mood of the people.
  • Normandy: The Normans are embittered with sadness as William V dies. Queen JeAnne becomes permanent regent until the 18th birthday of Prince Albert, in 1673. The economy slows a bit, but recovers. In December of this year explorers and colonists are sent to the west coast of Australia to colonize.
    • No Australian colonization is allowed yet.
  • Sudan: (Sorry for absence, vacationing) Military and infrastructure are improved. Orthodox Christianity

1666

  • Portugal, Navarra, Aragon, Castille and León's economies improve. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando, and the Duke of Guimarães. Dinis III, dies, the title reverts to the crown once again. Meanwhile, in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile, in Castille, Alfonso, Prince of Cantabria, marries Ana López de Mendoza, daughter of Diego XI, Duke of Santillana. By the end of the year, Ana gives birth to a girl, who is named Ana. Meanwhile, Enrique, the third son of Fernando VI, dies. Meanwhile, in Navarra, Fernando I (Fernando VI in Castille) abdicates in favor of his second son, Fernando, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Fernando II, King of Navarra". Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 200 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2500 sq km inland, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 21500 sq km inland. Meanwhile, a settlement is founded, on the outer reaches of Córdoba, one called "Cidade de São Felipe e Santiago de Lerma no Vale de Salta", founded by Leonese settlers, and farther south, another settlement, called "São Miguel de Tucumán" is founded.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Research is conducted to improve farming techniques. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Oligarchy continues weakening the power of the Cabinet.  More taxes are collected to pay for the government projects. More citizens are complaining about the heightened taxes, and a few minor revolts are quickly put down. The Cabinet grows more frustrated, and begins accusing the Oligarchy of being totalitarian. In response, the Oligarchy launches a full investigation of the Cabinet. One member is proven to be inciting riots in the outlying country. The Oligarchy publicly executes him on the steps of the palace, in front of the whole city. A large fire breaks out in central Chichen Itza, burning much of the historical district, including several wings of the palace. (Great Fire of London analog, since it wasn't a mod event). A temporary capital is set up in the the neighboring city of Mayapan, while reconstruction begins. The Oligarchy orders that peasants from the manufacturing state of Mutul be sent to rebuild the city. This increases tensions between the lower and upper classes. Xaman and Haven expand 2100 km.
    • LOL. I had a fire which burned much of Bhubaneswar in 1646, when the plague was going around (plague, fire - get it?).
  • Even more Muslims join the ranks of the IAI. They capture even more territory, although not as much as their previous campaigns. The Raja's popularity hits its lowest point yet, and many lose faith in him. More pitched battles are fought, and the IAI win more battle against the Orissans. Yet the losses on the Muslim side takes its toll, and the Muslim armies avoid Orissan strongholds. The Raja asks his allies for help (I'm looking at you, Viva). They are at their largest extent yet. The Muslims launch a colosal attack on Agra. It is their biggest assault on any city, and the Orissan division in the city has a hard time defending. The battles fought are fierce, as the Orissans have experience, while the Muslims have the sheer numbers and the suicidal will. The Raja, hearing about the siege of Agra, personally orders the formation of two new armies - in which around 10,000 Ethiopian soldiers are used - and leads them there. He keep the rest away for a planned future offensive. The division in the city does not know this, and their morale begins to falter. However, the Raja has his population backing him - even though he might not be popular, he is their Hindu Raja. He moves his armies to behind Muslim positions and launches a surprise attack on their rear and flanks as they were fighting the division in the city. The Muslims are caught by surprise, yet do not fold easily. Yet the division in the city sees hope once more as they spot their Raja leading an army to relieve them. It takes three days of continuous fighting to finally shatter the Muslim armies at Agra, destroying their fighting capibility in the north completely. New soon spreads of the Raja's victory. This is bolstered by the fact that he was seen fighting alongside his troops and overnight, his reputation turns from a mourning sissy to the people's Raja. Counterattacks all across the nation begin. Brother fights alongside brother, and Trimurts alongside Vedics as they put their differences aside. They are aided by the fiercesome Gurkah warriors, who instill fear in the hearts of their enemies. Many merchants follow troops as they counter-attack, and begin selling - showing that normalcy is returning. Schools still run in the country, but only in Orissan lands. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. With the chaos, thousands flee to Naya Mataram and it grows 2000 km onto the island the colony was established on. Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The SOC, alongside the Navy, quickly offer people a place in their ships. The ships fill up rapidly, and most are full in under a day. They soon set off southward and to Naya Mataram. Most arrive in the lands of Naya Dakshin Orissa in Australis and set up colonies. The hub cities are overcrowded as people refuge in the cities to stay away from the rebellion. Industry grows very slowly. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. It also buys many new guns and cannons in Venetian ports which it brings back to Orissa. Scientists continue to work, but their funding has been slashed to help for the war effort.
    • Ethiopia vows to stand by its ally during its time of need, and thus sends 50,000 troops to aid the Orissan armies in their fight against the Muslim armies in India.
    • Finally, LOL. The Raja is grateful for the Ethiopian help. He will ensure that Orissa will return the favour in kind someday. Right now, he uses the Ethiopian troops to create his armies to march upon Agra.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. Thousands more Orissans arrive in the country, looking to move away from conflict. As a result, the vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland. Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate develops the military and economy. Cruzism continues to spread out of Malaga and into the surrounding region. The Sultan decides to fund an expedition to OTL Madagascar to find a colony there. New Tunis expands by 2000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Korea sends gifts to the court of China's new ruler and the emperor pays his respects to the late emperor. Korea expands its navy and the pirate menace becomes less noticeable, and asks China to assist in establishing new trading alliances with the partners that made China prosperous in the Eastern Renaissance.
    • China accepts the gifts and offers an alliance to Korea.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. The colonies expand at their new normal rates. The Kaiser finishes his plan to secure Poland under the hands of the House of Hohenzollern, killing off the King quietly. However, the same poison used against Poland is used against the Kaiser and he is slowly poisoned to death. His son takes the throne and his wife is the Queen of Poland. Mysore continues pushing.
  • The military and economy of China expands as the infrastructure in Tibet is rebuilt.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • France: The military is built up. Colonies expand Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea both by 750 sq km and guiane by 500 sq km, vassalization of Lorraine and now Switzerland continues, and plans to bring France to its former glory continue. School system continues growing reaching a 22% of all the countries population by the end of the year.
  • Again Collie, add my Antilian colonies I posted it a few days ago. The colonies were kept by the kingdom and should still be part of Burgundy, now France.
    • "Genoa: Our three colonies (Africa, East Cuba, East Hispaniola) are offered to Burgundy for money and weapons. The navy is improved.
      • Burgundy: We accept your outstanding offer and we will pay the needed money to gain these colonies.
      • I want my East Cuba, Africa and East Hispaniola back, please. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:30, April 4, 2013 (UTC)
      • After 100 years of ignoring them you suddenly decide you want them? They have all collapsed and disappeared by now.
      • Nope, I didn't ignore them. I was forced to when the Dutch got independent and according to AP I had no outlet to the sea. Then, after Luxemburg took mine, but I didn't ignore them. You ignored me counting them as part of me. I even corrected several maps to add their expansion.
      • Also, I gave greater priority to Neu Antwerp and Brasilea at the time, and I wasn't sure which colony was from the Dutch so...
  • Bavaria expands infrastructure. Does more stuff.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto other islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Öst Pekar expands 1100 sq km around the cape. The sponsored Aymara chief marches south steadily, taking the rest of the area by year's end. Oudong falls and Prey Nokor is easily captured. The Khmer Empire is annexed. However, the Crown does not wish to have to administrate yet another colony and therefore grants the territory to the Scandinavian Southeast Asia Company, run by the Murdock family. They divide the former Khmer lands into the vassals of Kambodja and Siamska. They are administered by the company, but serve the Crown. Construction of naval bases commences immediately. The Viceroy of Nya Skandinavia tours the ancient Incan capital of Kuszko(obviously the Swedish name for OTL Cuzco), now under his domain, and is impressed at its beauty. He orders its preservation for future generations. He brings artifacts back to the viceregal palace in Nyborgia and begins a small collection of Incan items. The Kejszar orders a resting period for the country, as it has had two relatively close wars. The Riksdag sympathizes, and Scandinavia enters a period of economic growth during peacetime.
    • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • Persia's Shah Arsuf, grows the army to its largest size ever. We invade Baghdad over a pretext of Sunni vs Shi'a Islam and the mistreatment of Zoroastrians in Baghdad, with the entire Persian army marching alongside their Shah. His popularity among troops is really high, and he hopes this will carry over to his people after the war. In addition, troops from our Puppet States of Armenia and Kuwait both send troops to assist in the direct combat. The nation of Khafji agrees to send forces to assist in the major fighting. Our allies, the Azerbajanis send supplies down to our troops, in hopes of strengthening our future relationships, which have historically been really friendly. The countryside of Baghdad is secured, and plans for an assault on the city are being drawn up. The Shah wants to secure the land around the city first.
    • Persian Diplomacy: The Shah seeks the following agreements:
    • Alliance with the Kingdom of Rome and Levantine Kingdom and trade negotiations with any nations who wish. To Orissa - we will stop our persecution o Hindus if you stop your persecution of Muslims. I will send all Hindus who are willing to your nation, and you can send all willing Muslims back to Persia. To Armenia - Technically, you are a Persian puppet state. If you would like to play as a Persian puppet state, that is fine, but you have to understand that I would lke to reserve the right to change your posts a bit. I would prefer if you chose another nation, but it is fine if you want to stay. Also, Georgia is the land of the Kingdom of Rome, and Azerbaijan is an old-time ally of Persia. To the Arabian Federation - We will give you supplies in the upcoming war in exchange for the two Persian sheikdoms you got a little while back.
    • The Arabian Federation refuses and is quite angry the Persians would make such an unfair offer.
    • OK, Rex before more mistakes are committed - here are a few things. Right now the mods are discussing whether you should be allowed to have Persia, so don't go overboard with the nation just yet. Two, you are a Christian nation, not Muslim - the same religion as the Levantine Kingdom (we have discussed this). Three, you cannot ask nations all this before you are allies or trading partners yet.
    • The war algorithm has not been completed so the war can't be ended ingame. Not to mention you have not got Armenia, Kuwait or Khafji on your side. Azerbaijan is still your ally but you are still a Christian nation. Muslims are quite marginalized in Persia ever since the fall of the Mahdi.
    • It's a Christian majority nation.
    • 1664 - We gained Khafji through a diplomatic marriage, and forced a puppet government on Kuwait. (Consider removing the Strike throughs?)
  • ​UMSHM: Using funds from the highway, the military is improved and given more modern weaponry. Anhalt is bailed out of financial ruin.
  • Primatial City of Magdenurg: The trading ship returns from the Spice Islands laden with spices, which are sold for maximum profit in the markets of Europe. The Primate decrees that the profits shall be used to build a small Cathedral in Australis where the Saint Boniface Mission now stands. But that will take many years. In the meantime, the Primate orders the trading ship to make regular trips to the Spice Islands to raise more funds for the Missionary Order. In Australis, pairs of Priests are sent farther inland to convert more Aborigines.
    • Mods, forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't colonization of Australia not permitted yet? I was allowed to send missionaries over, but that is completely non-political and non-colonial. I don't believe the same can be said about the colonies recently established there. Callumthered (talk) 11:18, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
    • I'm guessing this is towards me. Well, I asked Von and he said it was fine as long as I didn't go crazy with it. So I am only allowed to expand slowly. Where have you established your missionaries (so I can stay away from them)? 1 Imp (Say Hi?!) 11:37, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
    • Colonization of Australia is not permitted until 1700. It is not worth it for any nation at the time right now. There are more juicy lands in Africa and South East Asia and well as home expansion. Also Venice has an outpost in Cape York. Scandinator (talk) 12:57, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
    • South East Asia is already mine. Could you suggest areas please, Scan? :L 1 Imp (Say Hi?!) 13:06, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
    • Africa has some space remaining, Southern Chile also has significant easily exploitable resources. My suggestion is to enter a quiet period. You have expanded rapidly and aggressively across the religiously divided areas of the Indian subcontinent and SE Asia. Any further expansion at this stage will result in discontent and revolts, not to mention that surrounding states may feel threatened and attack as your army recovers. (Sources: History + Europa Universalis III). Scandinator (talk) 14:01, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
      • Awesome, fellow player. :) ~Viva
    • Does anybody read my posts? I have a rebellion going on (well, it's halfway done, it's in its third year and will be finished by five) by the Muslims, and that's why I wanted to set up colonies, as Hindus and Muslims would try to get away from the chaos. I'm going to complete 90 years as well, 90 years is quite a lot of time. 1 Imp (Say Hi?!) 14:12, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
    • I know you have a Muslim rebellion but other factions may take advantage of this rebellion and seek to establish their own states. I mean how many NPC's have you trampled down over the last 50 years? Scandinator (talk) 14:25, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
  • Venice continues to build infrastructure. Richer peasants attempt to send their sons to the schools and universities across Italy causing overcrowding in some urban centres. Thus, thousands begin to move into Greece and the East Adriatic territories where the population is less dense. The King also invests heavily in the coastal cities of Bari, Messina and Palmero encouraging traders to drop off goods at the closer ports, However, difficulties arise in the method of transporting excess goods to Northern Italy. The King, therefore, decides to upgrade the road system but another method with greater speed is sought. Many thinkers begin researching alternate possible ways of propulsion faster and stronger than horse-drawn carts. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km. More Venetian migrants travel to the less denser Nya Gyptios and settle in there. Nuovo Brescia also expands by 2100 sq km. Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 1500 sq km each. 
  • Yugoslavia begins to upgrade its army and recruits Croatian and Bosnian units. King Nikola decides that a national language is required and thus requests four linguists to draft a new language combining the elements of Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian and Bulgarian. He secures a marriage with the only daughter of the Bulgarian King. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: Military, economy and infrastructure are all worked on. King Marcus offers to exchange diplomats with Armenia. Rome expands its Madagascar colony by 2000 sq km. Construction of a new fleet begins, and Persia is offered a trade deal. Rome begins plans for new infrastructure in the colony, with money being set aside for new roads and harbors.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders to the south toward Kitara by 10,000 km, and expands its military and economy to match. The nearby vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and tasked with supplying the colony of Täsfa with food and supplies to aid its growth, as well as those of the Orissan ones should they need it. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and the vassal of Yemen continues to convert its population in the name of Ethiopia. The colony of Wärqama is expanded by 600 km, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb expanded by 400 km. The Emperor also announces that he will be passingnew laws to aid the development of businesses throughout the empire, and expand the middle class so as to allow Ethiopia to compete with the European market.
    • No. Australian colonization is allowed yet. It is not economically sustainable, especially the west coast. 
    • Yeah, Imp told me a little while ago. Sorry. ~Viva
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expands to the north oast of OTL Venezuela. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km. Munster and Liege follow now the laws of Netherlands, and now Bremen is the new target. Andaman Islands becomes part of Acech and expands its military copying the model of Netherlands. The king of Kongo stays in Netherlands for a season.
    • All right, forgot to tell you again, but: 2000 sq km is your total expansion number, or if you are trying to expand two colonies, you must divided this 2000 through them. And the island of Chiloe is already occupied - although you could expand south.
    • OK, but my Chile colony is over Chiloe, and is expandig north. One question: how can I control Chiloe? And also, 2000 sq km for how long, because I see other nation's colonies expand much more.
    • It's going to be 2000 until your first colony is over 100 years old, when it goes to 400 sq km, the limit. Seeing your nation was formed around 1590, I would give you more 40 years until your oldest colony is over 100 years old."
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the federation annexes parts of Yemen following the war. Emir Muhammad bin Said II of Shaybah wins this years Sultan elections and using his new found power he manages to force his marriage to the beautiful daughter of the Sheik of Ra Khalid and to have the Sheik of Ra Khalid step down in favour of his new step-son. Thus uniting the Sheikdom of Ra Khalid and the Emirate of Shaybah together as the Emirate of Shaybah.
  • Normandy: A small blaze breaks out in Rouen and is put out after a few hours. No casualties. Queen JeAnne begins her rule, earning the sobriquet "Widow Queen". The colony in Australia is a failure, and colonization efforts are turned to Tasmania and outlying islands. Nationalist sects begin to rise in Brittany.
  • York and King Ron experience widespread civil unrest due to a poll tax to pay for incursions into Wales.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries and bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north. László VII continues the vasalization of Bulgaria, and also makes a proposal, if Bulgaria become vassal of Hungary, they will absorb part of Wallachia, and future lands.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth, and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Russia builds more ships for its fleet. Russia commissions another Bogatyr ship, this one named after Knyaz Vladimir of Russia. In the meantime, more people flock to the capital Novgorod, finally making the city more populous than Moscow, at 800 000 inhabitants, as opposed to Moskva's 750 000. The colonies grow in the same manner as last year (Kanada 3000 sq km on Great Lakes and Novorossiya 1000 sq km up the Mississippi River), and explorers are sent up the Mississippi to explore the river of the shining continent. Meanwhile, more influence over the new Ukrainian government strengthens. Russia also tries to gain influence in its old Baltic holdings, Riga and Tallinn, sending emissaries to both to strengthen ties to Russia. Exploration and expansion into Sibiria continues, hoping to reach the Pacific ASAP.

1667

An earthquake devastates the city of Ragusa, killing over 5000 people.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Kesanori steps down and Mononobe Hiromitsu becomes Shogun. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille, Aragon and León's economies improve. Meanwhile in León, Fernando, Prince of Asturias, dies. Not long after, the King Fernando VI dies, and thus, his brother Alfonso Núñez de Lara, Count of Gijón, becomes king. He is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Alfonso XIV, King of León, Córdoba, Sevilla and Asturias and Count of Gijón". Meanwhile, the succession crisis on the Duchy of Alba de Tormes arises again, with the Marchess of Vilafranca do Bierzo, Fadrique III Álvares de Toledo, claiming the title, being the closest agnatic relative of Antonio Álvarez de Toledo, the last Duke of the álvarez de Toledo line. However, attempting to get more lands for the crown, Alfonso XIV, using a law from the 1603 Ordinances, declares Fadrique ineligible for the succession due to having all of his lands in Portugal (this law had already been used before, with the effect of detaching some titles from their previous owners, such as the Count of Osorno {Castillian title} losing his title of Duke of Galisteo {Leonese title} for the same reason), and thus, Alfonso seizes the title and the associated titles (Count of Alba de Tormes, Lord of Valdecorneja and Alba de Tormes), and starts to use them as an appendage of the crown, giving them to his second son, Ramiro Alfonso de Lara. Meanwhile, in Navarra, Joan of Aquitaine gives birth to a girl, who is named Joana, while Fernando II elevates the title of Count of Vizcaya to Duke, in order to surpass the title of the Marchess of Cadreita, who up to then, had the most high-ranking nobility title in Navarra. Anyway, Fernando II then gives the title to his brother, Juan. Meanwhile in Açores, a storm causes great devastation on the village of Calheta. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 200 sq km south, Loanda expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, Bahia expands 2500 sq km inland. While in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km north.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Korea develops beach and port storming tactics for use against large and complex pirate bases. Korea's navy becomes renowned for its efficiency in travel and battle, and the emperor commissions special training for attacking and defending against the remaining pirate groups which operate with military efficiency. The emperor dubs naval/marine forces with large amounts of experience and success "sang-eo", or sharks. Korea expands its marine force in preparation for future raids on pirate bases.
  • Normandy: Queen JeAnne and the Royal Council vote for a controversial new law. The law makes education from ages five to 18 compulsory by power of the "Queen and Council". Among other provisions of the law is the most controversial law in possibly all the world: Girls must receive the education as well. Immediately after the Royal Council narrowly voted the law into existence the Norman people were furious. They saw this as breaching God's final sovereignty, and blasted the Queen as a "blasphemer" and "witch". In Brittany, the outrage is even worse. Henri Brequet calls for the Queen's immediate dethroning and rallies up nationalist and anti-regime forces in Brest.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km, and expands the military and the economy. The regulations needed to aid the expansion of the middle-class enter the legal sytem. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km, and the vassal of Adal expanded by 10,000 km. Resources from both are shipped back to Ethiopia to aid in the development of the industrial sector. Large requests for iron and coal are sent out to the colonies and the vassals to be shipped to Ethiopia for general consumption. Wärqama is expanded by 300 km, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb expanded by 700 km. Conversion of the Yemeni population continues as it does in Maynila and Adal. The Emperor tours the road network of the empire, pleased that it is now capable of transporting bulk products from the ports and countryside to the cities, and states that plans to extend the network into the south are underway. Plans to lessen the class inequality in the empire also begin.
  • Somali Sultanate: Sultan Kareem Dalmar returns from his absense. Axmed Gullet served in the Sultan's absense and expanded the military and economy. Sultan Kareem Dalmar resumes the 10,000 km expansion toward the Somali City-States. 
  • Venice sends aid to repair the damaged port of Ragusa. More roads are upgraded and schools continue to be built. The King dies in the middle of the year having reigned since the bright young age of 16, making him the longest ruler in world history. His longevity is likely caused by a careful lifestyle and continuous involvment in Venetian issues as well as an extremely positive attitude. The throne passes to his son who dies a week after his coronation due to old age making him the shortest ruler in Venetian history. The throne then passes to the King's eldest grandson since he had three daughters. However, he is only five years of age and thus Queen Julia takes the throne as regent. She encourages much reform as well as promoting the rights of women. Girls are encouraged to go to school and help their husbands with bookkeeping and their daily work. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km along with Nya Gyptios. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 1000 sq km each while Nuovo Brescia expands by 3100 sq km.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies at their new normal rates. Meanwhile, the new Kaiser tries to pull a trick on Ukraine (or whatever it may be next to Poland), the same trick his father pulled on Poland. Mysore annexes its tributary state following the destruction of its government. More pressure is put on Travancore by the new increased power of Mysore. Rights are extended to Hindus and Muslims overs Sikhs in Mysore.
    • What is this "trick" you have pulled on a nation under Russia's influence (Ukraine)? I would like to know, if it is killing a very Russia-friendly king and his family, It will be easier for me to just assume the throne by marching into the capital.
    • I have done nothing to Ukraine. Also that last part would be pure metagaming.
    • How? After the first war, I have close ties with the king. I assumed that your trick somehow involved assassinating him, as it is the only thing I found you doing to Poland in recent history. In that case, I would find out, due to close ties, and be in the position to ride into the capital with my army and sieze the throne.
    • You would never plausibly catch me. Suicide explosions FTW. Also, the throne would fall immediately to the German heir (as per the plan), meaning that "riding in to the capital" would be a declaration of war on Germany, which would work out all very fine for me.
  • France: The military is built up and the navy expands. Colonies expand. Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand by 750 sq km eah while Guiane expands by 500 sq km The navy expands and vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland continues. The education system continues growing.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto other islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Öst Pekar expands 1100 sq km around the cape. Bengal pressures the rest of its Lankan subjects to assimilate or be left out of the growing region. The SSEAC begins its reign in Kambodja and Siamska, making Swedish a compulsory first/second language in the region. The Kejszar orders an expedition to map several areas in the Pacific Ocean, set to leave next year. The Kansler (Chancellor) visits Skottland alongside Kejszar Erik, being the first royal to visit Skottland since Kejszarinna Karina. After their tour, the Kejszar and the Kansler cross the border into Wales to reaffirm the excellent relations the countries have had over the last few decades. From Cardiff, the pair set their course back to Stockholm.
    • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • UMSHM: Aid is sent to the embattled Republic of Ragusa. The King-Duke begins formulating plans for vassalising and later annexing a nation to the West, but it is still in planning stages.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Work begins on the Saint Boniface Mission on the Saint Boniface Cathedral. (BTW, the missions are all on the West coast)
  • The Arabian Federation expands 8,150 sq km as the Sheikdom of Haradh forms a dynastic union with the Sheik of Al-Kharj following a royal marriage. The Sheik of Al-Kharj agreed to this union mostly to protect this city from the nearby Sheik of Riyadh who is growing in power. As the federation's borders grow closer to the powerful Sheikdom of Riyadh, the federation sends diplomats to work out a formal border agreement. Elsewhere the Sheikdoms of Dammam and Jubail also join together following a dynastic union.
    • Isn't 10,000 km the max?
    • It was just an estimate to put down as I worked out the actual amount of pixels I wanted to expand.
    • Ah, OK LOL.
  • '​'​Persian soldiers continue to fight with resistance in Baghdad (Algorithm, please), alongside the Shah, who is actively participating in combat, in the cavalry units. During breaks in the fighting, the Shah has developed what he calls, "The 80-Year Plan." It is the new guideline for the growth of Persia. Its goal is to have all of the Persian Empire be Persian at the end of 80 years - no small goal! The four points of the Plan are CulturalLinguistic, Ethnic, and Religious. The Cultural plan involoves the creation of public schools, which will be open for two hours each day to children between nine and 15, in order to teach them Persian history. The schools will take place in local government buildings, so no schools will actually be built. Then, public works and construction projects will cover the region, both a sign of pride and Persian dominance. The Linguistic plan is to teach Persian for the other hour of the schooling. Persian is to be the only language of trade in Persia, and all governmental affairs are to be conducted in Persian. Non-Persian languages are to be highly discouraged, but local dialects are permitted so long as they are from Sultanate to Sultanate, and all people also are taught traditional Persian. The Ethnic plan is to have all members of the Persian Empire to be part, if not mostly, Persian in 80-years. This plan will be carried out by our troops, who are to marry local women and have as many children as possible. Soldiers will intentionally be stationed on the outskirts and in new Sultanates, to encourage inter-ethnic marriage. The goal is that the four primary ethnicities - Persian, Arab, Caucasian, and Turkomen are mixed into Persian, therefore creating a tie to the nation through ancestry. The Religious plan is to highly encourage Nestorian Christianity, especially in Muslim nations Only three religions are to be acceptable - Nestorian, Eastern Orthodox and Shia Islam. In Sultanates and regions with Muslim majorities, three-fourths of the mosques will be taken down, and a Nestorian church will be built over them. To prevent Muslims from rioting, the Shah has convinced the leading Imam of Persia to adopt the title Ayatollah of Baghdad. He holds little political power, however, and is meant as a figurehead for the government to control the Muslim population. In regions with Eastern Orthodox predominance, one-half of the Eastern Orthodox churches will be restored as Nestorian churches. Nestorian missions are state sponsored, and are mostly aimed at lands that Persia hopes to eventually conquer. Missionaries are sent to leaders and citizens in Azerbaijan, Sindhustan, Dimurat, Nejd, Magyastau, and Xwarezm. All non-Shia, non-Orthodox temples and places of worship are seized, and to be converted to Nestorian churches, except for one Zoroastrian temple per Sultanate of Sheikdom.
    • Persian Diplomacy: We apologize if we have offended the Arab Federation with our offer. What do you feel is an appropriate price for those two, really small, sheikdoms? Again, we seek alliances with the Kingdom of Rome, and Levantine Kingdom.
    • Levantine is already your ally.
  • Russian soldiers amass on the Ukrainian border, eager to see what actually happened in the nation. Peter wants to end wars, but halts expansion in favor of the expanding military. Kanada expands by 4000 sq km up the Great Lakes. Russian armies want to be weary of intrusion.
  • Bavaria diplomats travel to Switzerland in hope of establishing closer ties as well as the motive to vassalize Switzerland, several cantons are swayed early on. Salzburg is absorbed into Bavaria proper. (If I were to vassalize Switzerland, would I get into trouble as I already have Bohemia? If I can, I'll merge parts of Bohemia into Bavaria to help) The Kaiser died after a long rule. He will be mourned and honored as a great Emperor, and the first of the Bavarian Empire. His eldest son also dies the same year, due to the unique fact that the previous Kaiser outlived all his children, Marie Serus, Duchess of Bohemia, is crowned Kaisaren Mary Serus, grand ruler of all of Bavarias and lands here unto. She assumes coronation in April of the coming year.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries and bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north. László VII continues the vasalization of Bulgaria, the last year proposal will be accepted.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth, and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Ukraine Kingdom: The Ukraine states to Germany that it had better stop. Ukraine offeers an alliance to all the Russian nations. Military is built up. The Ethnic War ends, and the Ukraine is free of the inferior races which fought in the uprising. But seeing the law was flawed, it is repealed and the nations allow all White cultures free lives.
    • You lost the ethnic revolution bro... May I please direct you to the 1662 mod event?
  • You metagame. Also, Y U NO make account?
  • I started the ethnic war a while ago, so I can end it whenever I want and I don't need an account.
  • Erm ... you really do need an account. Also you should have no idea what Germany is doing unless you are metagaming. 
  • He is not actually required to have an account. Nothing in the rules says anything about having a wikia account. It is strongly recomended to have one, but you are not required. In any case, you say the war continued, well then, you will get crushed by Russia's boot.
  • In the Mayan Empire, the Oligarchy is weak. Only Kristoff has an heir, his rebellious and radical-minded daughter, Krista. One member has no children, and the other perished in the fire that consumed part of the palace, and a replacement is yet to be found. A revolt occurs in the government. Members of the Cabinet, tired of the Oligarchy’s absolute power, carefully craft a plan to assassinate the members of the Oligarchy. The Cabinet seizes power, re-establishing itself as the Upper Chamber (similar to Parliament), with the power to make laws. The leader of the Upper Chamber, the Prime Minister, will have the power to enforce these laws. The Lower Chamber has the power over monetary and budget laws, and has the power to check the Upper Chamber. Membership in the Upper Chamber will be hereditary, the Lower Chamber by apportionment. The Oligarchy is re-established as a figure-head of the government. Krista's husband, Adrian, is nominated for the position of Prime Minister, and the Upper Chamber votes in his favor. Many people are pleased with the change, as the government taxes drop tremendously. The Chambers state that most of the alliances and agreements of the previous government would be honored. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • The Raja proves himself to be a strategic mastermind. He knows that the Muslims will march north to try to counteract the Orissan victory. Therefore, he orders the Ethiopian army (40,000 people) to trail the Muslims. As expected, the Muslims move their armies from the south northward. When the Muslims set up camp after a week of marching, he orders the Ethiopians to attack the Muslims, and then quickly retreat away. The surprise hit and run devastated the Muslims, while the Ethiopians take minimal losses. The next day, as the Muslims cross a valley, they are attacked from all sides. The Ethiopians attack them from the rear, completely shattering their ability to fight as one. The armies of the IAI are routed in their entirity, and are forced to surrender. The Raja's approval skyrockets. People now take to the streets with their swords and personally begin to attack the Muslims who are rebelling. Many forced conversions take place on the spot, as it ends up being that their eitherconvert or die. Many refuse and are killed on the spot. As a result, thousands begin to flee the country in any way they can - by boat, land or horseback. The SOC find themselves earning a hefty profit by transporting the Muslims to Islamic countries like the Arabian Federation, the preferred choice of most Muslims. Many merchants begin to move back into towns and villiages, yet find widespread devastation. Schools begins to run normally again, with the great success of Orissan troops. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. With the chaos, thousands flee to Naya Mataram and it grows 2000 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see people moving away as people return to their homes. Industry begins to boom, even though the rebellion has not finished yet, as rebuilding helps to allow the economy to grow. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. It also buys many new guns and cannons in Venetian ports which it brings back to Orissa. Scientists continue to work, but their funding has been slashed to help for the war effort. The populace begins to be mor represented in their views, as they think that their Raja has done ample for them, yet if they had a say - the rebellion would have been crushed much sooner. The richer merchants get together about this view and begin plans for a "parliament".
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. Thousands more Orissans arrive in the country, looking to move away from conflict. As a result, the vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expanding 10,000 km.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km.  The military goes through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray. Support is offered to Orissa.
    • Orissa accepts all support. Could you please log in? I need to talk to you.
  • '​'Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) expands to the northeast of OTL Venezuela. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech and expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. The king of Kongo travels back to his kingdom, under the protection of the Royal Marines. The VOC continues to trade all around the world.
  • The Nasrid Sultanate develops economy and military, implementing any new technology that can be bought. New Malaqah is the name of the Madagascar colony. New Tunis is officially renamed to New Granada in grace of the capital. New Granada expands by 2000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 1000 sq km. New Ishbiliyya expands by 1000 sq km. New Malaqah is expanded by 200 sq km.
  • France: The Kingdom expands military is expanded, and colonies expand in the normal rate, Nouvelle Bourgogne expand 750 as well as Brasilea does. Guaine expands 500 sq km and navy expands, the vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland continues, school system continues growing now reaching 25% Burgundian and French being the languages taught in the schools.
    • Netherlands ask for strong military alliance and future marriage.

1668

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Kesanori steps down and Mononobe Hiromitsu becomes Shogun. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The Sultan decides to take a trip to Europe. On his journey he sees many new things, politically and military-related. When he gets back from Europe he decides many new policies and tactics. He builds many schools and gives education to the general population, mainly to the men, for now. New Ishbiliyya expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 500 sq km. New Malaqah expands by 500 sq km.
  • You are expanding beyond your current capabilities. Your max colonial rate is 2000 sq km for all colonies, meaning you must divide that amongst your colonies.
  • Somali Sultanate: Border expansion to the Swahili City-States (10,000 southward) and trading continues. 
  • Australian Aborigines: The Koori Union has now existed for the past half-decade and as a result is relatively stable. The cultures and customs of the original tribes have become extremely similar, with many becoming practically identical. This period of stability leads Karmai Allunga, who still resides as leader of the union, to extend an offer of integration to a number of nearby tribes, who fought alongside and traded with the original tribes of the union, and by extension have historical and cultural ties with them. As a result emissaries are sent to the Aborigine tribes of Barunggam, Mandandanji, Kooma, Muruwari and Barranbinya, inviting their tribal leaders to meet with Karmai Allunga and the other tribal leaders at the Koori Union's capital of Wagga Wagga. Their relatively short journey is made easily without incidents. On their arrival, Karmai Allunga explains his offer to them, explaining the reasons for the founding of the union, and the benefits integration will bring. The tribal leaders, after hearing Karmai Allunga's reasoning, agree to integration. The now nine tribal leaders of the Koori Union agree that a new Karmai must be chosen as a result of the change, after much debate, it is decided that Karmai Allunga shall remain the head of the union. The now integrated tribal leaders return to their tribes to pass on the information about this great change.
  • We've told you this before, no union of the Aboriginal tribes is plausible. There are hundreds of languages and you're all scattered throughout the continent.
  • I was told a small union of tribes in a regional area was possible. That is why I have only selected nine tribes in a small geographical area to unify. These nine tribes have existed in close proximity to each other, with each tribe bordering at least three of the others, and as a result their cultures and languages have developed along very similar lines. This means that even though they may speak nine different languages, they are very similar languages, meaning that discussion would be a relatively steady process. Also, I'm not trying to unite all the Aborigine tribes because as you say, I would have to deal with the issue of hundreds of languages and geographical distance. All I'm trying to do is unite nine of them. So can you uncross my post?
  • Also, to back up my above points, there was an OTL example of what I am trying to form, who came together under similar circumstances: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulin_people
  • I honestly think this small scale union of nearby tribes is fine, but chances are an industrialized nation will stomp on you when colonization of Australis starts. Scandinator (talk) 02:38, April 14, 2013 (UTC)
  • Russia is appalled when they receive a Russian refugee fleeing the secret Ukrainian purification war. The Russian government steps in, as it is very mad at its southern so-called friend for treating its citizens so horribly. Russian troops that massed at the Ukrainian border rush in, and troops from all Russia's allies and puppets join in, too. Not long into the war, they catch the Ukrainian military off guard, and quickly besiege mcities along the way with troops surging from Astrakhan-Lx (leave me a message) 00:00, April 11, 2013 (UTC)
  • Astrakhan Sends troops to aid Russia.
  • Minsk sends troops to aid Russia.
  • Tatar state send troops to aid Russia.
  • Korea's Eastern Renaissance continues, and with relatively safe harbors, sailing becomes a common hobby among the general population, as ship building becomes extremely cheap. Wood working becomes a fine art, and fine clothes of gold-laden silk become common among the rich and prominent. Korean infrastructure becomes very sturdy, and the Korean military starts showing promising advancements in steel working and forging.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Research is continued to improve farming techniques. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. The Chamber, as it is called, begins to improve the lives of the people they represent, the people previously subjected to the will of the Oligarchy. Money is invested in naval ports, as well as small businesses, to improve the economy and the standard of living. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Cyprus attempts to spur its economy by selling cheese and olives to surrounding nations. Its economy continues to expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km.  The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto other islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Öst Pekar expands 1100 sq km around the cape. Bengal continues to pressure the rest of its Lankan subjects to assimilate under one ruler. A minor rebellion breaks out in Oudong in Kambodja, but the colonial governor manages to put it down with the Kambodjan militia under his command. The Pacific expedition contacts the Maori tribes, hoping to open trade up with them and Siamska and Kambodja. A young Karl Nyborg travels with the expedition, interested in learning  the culture and language of other regions, especially Scandinavian southeast Asia and now the Maori. In Skottland, Swedish is made a compulsory second language for those in school, with Gaelic still being the primary language.
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • Persian troops, after securing the countryside, storm into Baghdad, and capture the city. Shah Arsuf himself was seen storming into the city only a minute after the main wall was broken open with his cavalry unit. After the victory, a huge feast is thrown nationwide, and New Persepolis is decorated festively for the rest of the year. Patriotism is at an all-time high for this Dynasty, and Arsuf decides to initiate his 80-Year Plan. Of course, immediate effects reverberate throughout the Empire, as mosques and Orthodox churches are converted into Nestorian churches. Missionaries are sent to Baghdad, Armenia, Kuwait, and Khafji. Schooling is planned to start within a few years to complete the cultural part of the 80-Year Plan. The ethnic plan is underway, but will take at least twenty years to be noticed. The linguistic program, which had already been de facto, is now official. A lot of traders learn Persian to do business within our borders.
  • After fighting with Persia, the Sultanate of Armenia is now experiencing the start of the so-called 80-Year Plan, and its Eastern Orthodox churches have already been changed to Nestorian churches. Missionaries pour in, and the elite that do not already know how to speak Persian begin to learn.
  • The regions of Baghdad and Kuwait are combined into the Sultanate of Mesopotamia, with a capital at Baghdad. The region is annexed, since Kuwait had already been annexed, and Baghdad was just defeated. While Islam is supposed to be curbed, the Ayatollah of Baghdad that the Shah chose moves in to Baghdad. He preaches of tolerance to the Muslims, and decrees the idea of House of Islam to be heretical. Shia Islam is the only form of Islam that is made legal, so small fighting breaks out in both Kuwait City and Baghdad, but troops put down the rebellions which are mostly aimed at new Shia converts. At this time, the troops are not ordered to be careful with who they kill, and many Sunni are killed.
  • The Sultanate of Khafji, after the war with Baghdad, decides to expand to encompass Nejd, which is currently in civil disarray. Many hard-fought years of conflict and death have really taken their toll on Nejd. The Sultan, who is also the Shah, sends his son to the Emir of Riyadh, who may marry his daughter. Diplomacy between Khafji and Riyadh, the strongest Sheikdom of Nejd, strengthen.
  • UMSHM: Agents begin infiltrating Munster to gauge its suitability for future annexation.
    • Munster is Netherlands vassal.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Spices continue being sold for good profits, which helps the building of the small cathedral in Australis.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy as it integrates Tibet more and more.
  • Queen Julia of Venice struggles with ruling the Kingdom and thus drafts laws that will enable representatives from across the kingdom to bring their concerns to Venice. A huge building is commissioned in the lagoon with it doubling up as a defensive location should Venice come under attack. 300 representatives from across the kingdom are allowed with 100 from areas directly ruled by Venice, 75 from Naples, 40 from the Sicilies, 25 from Piedmont, 40 from Greece, ten from Yugoslavia and Thrace and ten from the colonies. The new plan is immensely popular and thousand clamour to become a representative. The Queen also decrees that a tenth of all the representatives must be women. Schools continue to be built across the nation with many children now leaving the farm work in slower months to attend school. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 2000 sq km each. Nuovo Brescia expands by 1100 sq km. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Yugoslavia continues to negotiate with Montenegro over the union of Southern Slavic peoples, The alliance with Bulgaria is strengthened and Nikola prepares to take the Bulgarian throne sometime over the next decade as the current king grows older and more sickly. The military is expanded while schools begin to teach the Yugoslav language.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expands to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech and expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. The king of Kongo accepts the political and military protection of Netherlands, becoming a puppet state. The VOC continues to trade all around the world. and is more independent from the government rules.
  • France: The Kingdom agrees to the Netherlands offer. While this, the colonies expand: Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea both expand by 750 sq km, while Guinea expands by 500 sq km, Military is built up, and navy expands. School system grows and vassalization of Switzerland and Lorraine continues.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north. Bulgaria accepts the Hungarian proposal and becomes a vassal. László VII tries to find a chance in Ukraine.
    • Yugoslavia is in dynastical union with Bulgaria. You cannot vassalize them.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Portugal, León, Navarra, Castille and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Rafael, due to being born on 29 September. Meanwhile, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a boy, who is named Álvaro and which lives only a few weeks., in Castille, Ana López de Mendoza gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km and Sofala expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Bahia expands 2500 sq km inland, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km.
  • Ethiopia expands the military and economy, and the border are expanded by 10,000 km. Yemen's population continues to be converted. The vassal of Adal is expanded 10,000 km to the south, and the vassal of Maynila is exanded by 10,000 km to the north. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 700 km, while the colony of Yawah Wajab is expanded by 300 km. The middle-class of Ethiopia continues to grow as the recentl introduced pro-business policies take effect throughout the empire. The demand for iron and other raw materials continues to grow, and the result see the already extensive road network extended farther. Ethiopia embarks on a wool-growing campaign in the highlands to increase the nation's cloth production for competition with the Europeans.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Kaisaren orders a new census of Bavaria and her holdings as well as a map that outlines the new divisions of the Empire. Bavaria proper includes all of Bavaria, Thuringia, Nassau, Baden-Wurttemberg as well as Salzburg. Bavaria also includes its Slovak holdings as an actual extention of the nation. Her vassal nation of Bohemia is listed as separate, even though plans are underway to begin a slow absorbtion into Reiches Superior. Diplomats continue to vassalize Switerzland. The Empress orders that the Royal Enigineering Commision develop new technologies to be used for the military. The military expands. The Empress travels on a diplomatic mission to France, then east toward Hungary in attempt to establish more alliances as well as more trade.
  • The final offensives close into Muslim territories, wiping out their armies. By spring, the rebellion has been crushed, and there is much joy on the streets. However, hundreds of thousands flee Orissa and Bihar in a bid to go to a fellow Muslim country. Around 5% of the country's population died, while 2-3% of the population has fled to either the small enclave off Yemen, or the Arabian Federation itself. To prevent such a rebellion from happening again, drastic laws are passed. Soldiers are now allowed two concubines who are Muslim, while the men will be put to reconstructing for the next two years. Large amounts of forced conversions also took place in the latter stages of the war, with the country now having 95% of its population completely Hindu. The Raja's approval grows even more, making him more valued than Orissa's first Raja. The SOC continue earning a hefty profit by transporting the Muslims to Islamic countries like the Arabian Federation, the preferred choice of most Muslims. Almost everybody now begins to move back to their villages and towns. The required rebuilding brings about a construction boom in the country. Destroyed schools are rebuilt, while more schools are constructed to ensure that the idea of a sense of unity still spreads to people. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. May decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see people moving away as people return to their homes. Industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and their funding returns. Yet they are told to focus more on war technologies. The populace finally approves of the merchants setting up their "parliament", as long as the people are represented. The merchants then present their ideas to the Raja, who is forced to accept by public pressure as he doesn't want to lose his hard-fought reputation of becoming a people's Raja.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as it fears Persian aggression to take the Federation's Persian Sheiks. On the matter, the Federation states that the Sheik leaders of the two states both wish to remain as part of the federation and not return to being part of the Persian empire; and as long as the Persian states wish to remain part of the Arabian Federation, the Federation will fight to protect their sovereignty, right to self-rule and the integrity of the federation. Otherwise the Federation's population booms as thousands of Muslim migrants from India, Persia and Yemen flood into the federation to escape religious persecution and to be able to worship freely. The federation welcomes these peoples in as they bring diversity, skilled labour and outside knowledge to the federation.

1669

Mount Etna erupts, destroying the town of Nicolosi, and killing about 20,000 people.

Due to the worsening relations with Al-Kharj and the help from Khafji, Riyadh manages to stablize its territory in the Nejd. Due to the marriage between the prince and princess of Khafji and Riyadh, the Emir of Riyadh agrees to have Khafji and Riyadh merge together as a single state - the Emirate of the Nejd.

The Arabian Caliphate expands inland as the Nejd becomes increasingly divided by the major nation powers of the region, as opposed to the usual warlords, Sheiks and tribes.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Aragon and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Aragon, Isabel de Borja, the eldest daughter of Francesc II, is married to Alfons d'Anglesola, son of Guillèn X, Marchess of Bellpuig.Francesc III also marries Berengaria Desfar, daughter of the Count of Castellvell. Meanwhile in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a boy, who is named Juan, and, like Álvaro, dies within weeks. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 500 sq km . Meanwhile, in Brasil, Bahia expands 2500 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. The colonies expand at their new normal rates. Mysore continues to influence Travancore, and the Ukraine is decided to be a lost cause with the Russian invasion. The world's first school of architecture is opened in Berlin. The Reichstag passes laws that enact a small-scale education system like Scandinavia's. Meanwhile, Neu Prussen sends a small expedition up the Maxland (Mississippi) River.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km, and the economy and military expanded as well. Hindi continues to grow as a secondary language. The middle-class continues to expand as the economy grows. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km and the vassal of Adal expanded by 10,000 km. The colony of Yawah Wajab is expanded by 900 km, and the colony of Warqama expanded by 100 km. The vassal of Yemen's population continues to be converted to Christianity.
  • The Arabian Federation's economy expands greatly thanks to the large scale of migrants wishing to move to the Arabian Federation. The federation's merchant fleet expands, as does the skilled labour and this population boom of migrants helps to increase the Federation's international trade network. Elsewhere the Shiekdom of Al Badie and As Sulayyil, following a dynastic union. Also the Sheik of Layla dies heir-less and the neighbouring Sheikdom of Yabrin annexes Layla into Yabrin as the Sheik of Yabrin was the closest relative to the Sheik of Layla. Otherwise the Federation tries to convince another powerful Bedouin Sheik to join the Federation and the border Bedouin states of the Federation annex more parts of the Nejd into their territories.
  • Korea expands its economy as the Renaissance continues. A new, more powerful gunpowder is developed, making for more powerful bombs and guns. Recent steel-working innovations cause lighter armor of higher quality and comfort to be issued the all military branches. The navy makes the ability to swim mandatory for any man seeking to enter its ranks.
  • Cyprus continues to stimulate its economy to increase demand. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete also expands its army and navy. 
  • Somali Sultanate: Expansion towards the Swahili City-States (10,000 km southward) and trading continue.
  • Normandy: The Tasmanian colonies expand by 500 sq km. A new colony is founded in the northwest of Madagascar. Dealing with the colonies, the Royal Council has decided to name them. The Tasmanian colony will be named Jeannapolis, after the Queen, and the brand new Malagasy colony will be named Williamsbourg for the late King. In domestic news, despite all controversy of the new law, girls are beginning to attend school alongside boys. JeAnne officially consolidates her rule, abandoning the regency.
  • Persian Shah Arsuf ensures the leaders of the Arab Federation that force will not be used to gain the land back from the two Persian sheikdoms. We do propose a willingness to change our policies, however, in order to convince them to return. The 80-Year Plan enters its first year, and the Shah is pleasantly surprised by its immediate impacts in the linguistic plan. The Shahdom is divided into two different types of regional divisions, Sheikdoms and Sultanates. Sheikdoms are large regions within mainland Persia, and Sultanates are large regions outside of mainland Persia. So far, there are four Sheikdoms, New Persepolis, Tehran, Mashhad, and Tabriz, (Fars, Rey, Khorasan, and Kurdistan, respectively). There are also three Sultanates: Armenia, Mesopotamia and Nejd. The Sheikdoms act as one, and the Sultanates have a little more freedom. Religion in Persia becomes more organized. The three main religions, Nestorian, Shia and Eastern Orthodox, are all relatively centralized by now, with each having a Pontiff, so to speak. The Nestorian Church is headed by the Patriarch of New Persepolis, the Shia Sect is headed by the Ayatollah of Baghdad, and the Eastern Orthodox Church is headed by the Ecumenial Patriarch of Constantinople.
    • Persian Diplomacy: We are interested in buying the region of OTL Syria from the Levantine Kingdom, in order to have access to the Mediterranean Sea. We are willing to pay a decent sum for the land, using money we gained from the conquest of Baghdad. We are interested in the northern part of the Levantine Kingdom, from the northern border to Tartus, and then across to the Sultanate of Mesopotamia.
    • Arabian Federation Diplomacy: The Federation is pleased about Persia's willingness to not go to war over the Persian Sheikdoms of the Federation. However, the Federation expresses strong concern about the Sultanate of the Nejd's plans to go to war with Al-Kharj which is a Sheikdom in the Arabian Federation. The Federation asks for Persia's help to prevent Nejd from invading the Federation to take Al-Kharj.
  • The Sultanate of the Nejd, after recently being unified, receives full military backing from the Persian Empire. Pride in both Riyadh and Khafji soar, but two main bordering Emirates, Al-Kharj and Ha'il are considered to be threats to the unification of the Nejd. Plans for war with Al-Kharj are drawn out. 
  • The Sultanate of Armenia keeps good relations with the Kingdom of Azerbaijan. The Sultan and King become personal friends, in addition to great allies. Armenia starts to feel the impact of the Nestorian church, with many formerly Eastern Orthodox places of worship replaced. While conversion is still quite rare, Nestorians are more numerous than ever in Armenia.
  • The Sultanate of Mesopotamia is engaged directly with the Persian Diplomatic effort to get Syria to join Mesopotamia. The goal is to provide ports on both the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea to provide the Persian trade engine more power. Muslim extremists begin to gather in Baghdad, but troops stationed there are forced to keep the peace. For the month of June, the city is shut down to visitors as it undergoes massive political upheaval and removal of extremists. The Ayatollah also begins to replace Imams with ones who he prefers and feels will better spread the new face of Shia.
  • France: The military is built up, navy expands and school systems grow as the nobility of Burgundy and France begin to open it towards average people that now surpasses them by far. Colonies expand -  Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea both by 750 sq km and Guinea by 500 sq km. While this, the plans to invade Occitania remain delayed as King Frierich and His son fall ill, but the Queen has another two children: one named François and the other Joseph. Both gain the title of Duke of Burgundy and the Duke of  Nouvelle Charlesopolis in OTL Panama. The Constitutional Monarchy continues growing in the Kingdom andthe  French population begins to open its gates toward a new age as many philosophers begin to pour out of France, Burgundy and its colonies. Vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland continues with the sending of an ultimatum either join or perish
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto other islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Öst Pekar expands 1100 sq km around the cape. Bengal continues to pressure the rest of its Lankan subjects to assimilate under one ruler. Karl Nyborg orders his expedition to return to Kambodja, leaving him only with his personal 20 man entourage. He has taken a great interest in Maori culture and language, learning a considerable amount in a single year of being there. From what he can understand, the Maori tell the tales of Indian invaders who ravaged their homelands and hurt the people in many ways. Nyborg sympathizes with his newfound interest in their culture. He lobbies the Riksdag to establish a presence on the islands but the Crown is uninterested. They would rather exploit the riches of Kambodja and Siamska instead of colonizing an island they deem as having no value. Not wishing to leave the people behind, Karl Nyborg instead begins to promote closer ties and stays in the Maori lands for an indefinite period of time to study the people for his scientific studies backed by the University of Stockholm. 
    • Not likely, no nation can establish a colony in New Zealand and you have already done considerable overexpansion in the Asia region.
    • If you read carefully, I don't want to create a colony I'm just having some scientific studies conducted in New Zealand... this isn't expansion at all. My government isn't interested in colonizing New Zealand.
  • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • UMSHM: Disappointed that Munster is a Dutch vassal, King-Duke Eugen slowly realises that the United Monarchy is hemmed in on all sides, effectively making farther expansion impossible. Therefore, all the money rolling in from the highway has to be put towards something else, and the King decides that thing will be education. The Kassel University (Duke's) and the Magdeburg University are given big upgrades in buildings and resources, and small "Preparatory Schools" are established for wealthy children to attend in the year before attending university. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: After years of hard labour, the cathedral in Australis is completed. The Bishop of Australis blessses it and names it the "Amaroo-Paul Cathedral" after the recently canonized Aboriginal martyr. Many Aboriginals, both converted and not, travel from far and wide to see the structure, which, though tiny by European standards, is immense to the Aboriginals, who have never before seen such large man-made structures.
  • Venice continues to develop infrastructure with the new parliament house being constructed. Aid is sent to Sicily and the victims of Mt Etna. (Why are all my volcanoes erupting?). Schools continue to function with the Queen herself visiting a few schools in Northern Italy. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each and Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Bresica and Nuovo Treviso expand by 1700 sq km each.
    • Because these disasters really happened in OTL. In fact, 1667 also had an earthquake on Azerbaijan.
  • Yugoslavia inhereits the throne of Bulgaria with the old king passing away. King Nikola II is also given the title King of Bulgaria and will continue to rule the nation separately from Yugoslavia. His newborn son will inherit both kingdoms at the start of his reign. Yugoslavia works on its military with more co-operation from the various ethnic groups. Some people are starting to see signs of a united Slavic identity forming.
  • York: The military and navy grow. The population also expands. King Ron makes a public statement outlining his interest in vassalizing northern British nations.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Research is continued to improve farming techniques. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. Money is invested in naval ports, as well as small businesses, to improve the economy and the standard of living. The Chambers divert some of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy, to centralize different types of research. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. Seeing this in the future, the government is already thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology. The VOC continues to trade all around the world, and becomes the largest private company in the world.
  • Seeing the Russian troops besieging his capital, the King of Ukraine surrenders unconditionaly, and allows the Russian forces to Annex his entire nation, under the condition that he retain his nobility. Russian military is updated as it recuperates. Russia is very proud of its accomplishment, as the Tsar Peter officialy declares the "era of Unification" over. The old king of Ukraine becomes a member of the Duma, and the Tsar offers all inhanitants of Ukraine citizenship (and by extension, the rigtht to vote) if they swear fidelty to him, and not to any other nobles. Duma is expanded once again, as millions of more inhabitants are now in Russia, bringing its total population to approx. 20 million.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The army is on heightened alert to patrol the nation so peace is maintained. This is largely an unnecessary measure as the populace itself is keen on order in the country. However, the people of the country begin the task of revenge from the Muslims. The SOC continues earning a hefty profit by transporting the Muslims to Islamic countries like the Arabian Federation, but business in the sector is tinkering off as most have either fled or have been converted. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants earning their normal income begins to return to nomal levels. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Many decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. A parliament building is undergoing construction in Bhubaneswar itself. Meanwhile, the parliament is held in the Raja's Palace. The Raja now gets to hear about the wishes of the populace through the parliament, which is still debating the issue.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.

1670

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  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Aragon and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Aragon, Francesc III dies in June, and a succession crisis starts. Since the Aragonese succession laws are unclear, and as such, Joan III of Gandía and Alfons d'Anglesola, on behalf of his wife, claim the Aragonese throne. Both parties agree to a parliamentary process (assemble the cortes) to try to resolve the issue. Eventually, this process takes months to be resolved, and one decision is only reached in December, when Alfons d'Anglesola is proclaimed king, to be crowned in 1671. Meanwhile in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Pedro, and who dies after some days, and in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a boy, who is named Ramiro. He, unlike most of Isabel and Juan's sons, survives. Meanwhile, Juan's brother Ramiro receives the title of Count of Alcaudete. Meanwhile, in Navarra, Joan of Aquitaine gives birth to a son, who is named Sancho. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 200 sq km. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2200 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2800 sq km.
  • The Sultan develops the military and economy, planning to attack Morocco - hopefully within the next decade. Cruzism becomes very popular in Southern Granada. He continues building schools and hopes to improve education. Khalid's reign starts to become known as the Golden Age of Granada. The Sultan sees the new war against Scandinavia, but as of his plans of attacking Morocco soon, he decides to stay neutral, knowing if he was to join his ally he would be crushed, and if he joined it wouldn't be very benificial anyways. New Ishbiliyya expands by 1000 sq km. New Murrakus expands by 500 sq km. New Malaqah expands by 500 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to grow its economy. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos by 700 sq km. Moroccan ships begin to harass Cypriot shipping vessels on the way to their colonies. 
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Ethiopia expands its vassal of Maynila by 10,000 km to the north, and the vassal of Adal 10,000 km to the south. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 600 km and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 400 km. The military and economy are expanded, and the population of the vassal of Yemen continue to be converted to Christianity. The middle-class continues to grown, and a census reports that 15% of the total population classifies as middle-class. The vassalization of the tiny state in Somaliland begins.
  • France: The King and His first Son and Heir to the throne of France get better after several months of treatments by several doctors of the French kingdom and the Royal court, the King and His son happy to regain their Health Make a trip to Nouvelle Bourgogne where they found the City of Nouvelle Soisson, in the Vicinity of Cordoba Monteria in OTL, the military is built up and navy expands while the armies continue occupying the Territories of Lorraine and Switzerland in order to impose a Pro French ruling on the territory in a plan to Make a Gaul wide France from the Rhine to the Pyrenees, the King Frederic son after orders small outpost to be made within through the rivers Magdalena, and Cauca, and one expedition ends reaching OTL Bogota founding the city of Nouvelle Paris and the Exarchate of Nouvelle Paris. While this, Nouvelle Bourgogne expands by 750 sq km, as does Brasilea  and Guinea expands by 500 sq km. The Vassalization Plans now begin extending towards other small states in Gaulish Germany (or everything west to the Rhine though none of them as wide as Lorraine's and Switzerland's vassalization, School system grows and several paths are made, the Via Burgundia is finished - connecting the residence of the House of Burgundy in Dijon with the Parisine palace in which the king now lives in.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Danmark expands 500 sq km onto other islands and the river's mouth and Eriksmark expands 3000 sq km along the bay in both directions. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Öst Pekar expands 1100 sq km around the cape. Bengal continues to pressure the rest of its Lankan subjects to assimilate under one ruler. Karl Nyborg remains in the Maori lands, conducting studies and learning the language and customs of these interesting people. Since there is no direct translation between their language and Swedish, he introduces the Swedish name for the Maori lands-- Maorimark. He orders his entourage to return to Kambodja. Skottland informs York to not provoke Wales, since every other British nation is under Welsh vassalage and that an attack on Wales will invoke a retaliatory response from Skottland.
    • The Saami expand into the Saami Peninsula (OTL Kola Peninsula) and continue to incorporate the East Saami into their society.
  • Germany, in a shocking turn of events, declares full war on Scandinavia. The Kaiser has declared Scandinavia a threat to the rest of Europe and invites his allies of Venice, Orissa, France (who all said they were in this), Luxembourg, Russia, Bavaria, and anyone else to join the campaign against Scandinavia, as it would be very benificial for them. The colonies expand at their normal rates and the Scandinavian colonies of Nye Norge and that-Virginia-colony are invaded through Neu Berlin while Vinland invades New Georgia. The Mayan Empire is also called to the war, as they too could reap benefits from this war.
    • Luxembourg agrees to military support to Germany in this war.
    • It's not like I can say I'm surprised. You're an opportunistic SOB (but so am I :D). This is great though, because it came at a time when I was planning to leave the wiki. I have to say, you were a great friend and arguing partner, Scraw. It wouldn't have been the same without someone like you haha. This experience was great, and I'm actually kind of sad to leave this wiki. One thing though, Skottland will be liberated and the Somali territory is granted to Ethiopia. Just take it as my going away present. Aside from that, I bid you all farewell. Looks like y'all have a mod election on your hands. Au revoir!AP (talk) 03:52, April 13, 2013 (UTC)
    • Yeah, I really do jump for any window I see open. Well, can't say I don't reflect your opinions of myself onto you. Hasta la adios, old friend! :D
    • Goodbye AP. I am disappointed that I came so late and I could not converse with you much, but the conversations we did have were great. I wish I could know you better -UglyTurtle
    • Also do I continue to play Somalia or can I play a different nation? -UglyTurtle
    • Ap, it's sad to see you go. It was a pleasure role-playing with you. Northern Europe will be worse without you. Thank you for all the support.-Lx (leave me a message)
  • Korea expands its economy, metalworking becomes a popular craft within the populace that can afford it, and the emperor encourages experimentation in all arts and sciences in order to further Korean technology and expand the economy even moreso.
  • Bavaria declares support for Germany as it would beneficial to the growing Empire. The Empress orders that lower education schools be founded for the lower classes. The middle class continues to grow nicely. Bavaria commits its full support to Germany including supplies and troops.
  • Official last post: Thank you all. I am sad to go, but this had to happen. I have some things to say (and some in-game things to give, respect that, please). In no particular order:
  • Scraw: The arguing partner that I could have endless debates with. From TE vs CP to Vive La Revolution to PMII I had fun with you every step of the way. We had our bumps in the road, but it was all part of the experience.  I will gladly hand you Nye Norge, Nya Sverige, and New Georgia. If possible, Nya Danmark can go to Portugal. I just want that. You were a great friend. Thank you.
  • Collie: Você era um grande amigo. Você foi paciente comigo mesmo se eu ficasse colocando-se um novo mapa. Eu tive um grande momento com você aqui, e eu gostaria de lhe conceder o território da "Afrika Skandinaviska" e, se possível, os territórios Aymara e Inca. Obrigado por fazer parte desta experiência.
  • Callum: You are one of the most respectful and kind people here on the wiki. You always play in a manner unseen across this wiki. I had fun creating that cool new UK flag with you and going up for a Stirling for it. If possible, I would like to give you Schleswig, the German part of Denmark. If that's not possible, then I offer my sincere apologies and bid you farewell.
  • Andrew: I definitely had a lot of fun playing alongside you. Although we never really engaged in conversation a lot, I respect you. You're an interesting character. I wish for you to share Schleswig with Saxony if possible. If not, I bid you farewell along with my best wishes.
  • Sine: What can I say about Sine? Eres una persona muy interesante. Yo se que fui un poco duro contigo y te pido perdon. Aunque tuvimos una historia un poco dificil, tuve una buena experiencia jugando contigo. Eres un gran amigo. Aunque no tengo nada para darte en el juego, te deseo lo mejor amigo. Adios.
  • Lx: The best Northern European friend. You're very trustworthy and an overall great person and friend. I enjoyed role playing with you as Russia and Scandinavia. If possible, I wish to grant you Karelia, the Saami peninsula and as much of Finland as possible. This is a stretch but I wish for you to have Kambodja and Siamska, courtesy of the Scandinavian Southeast Asia Company. Thank you for being here and playing alongside me. I bid you farewell, my friend.
  • Scan: You have also been a pleasure to have on this wiki. You always answer questions quickly and kindly. You can gain Nya Sverige or whatever else. Thanks for being here, friend. Goodbye.
  • Von: You are like that one older brother that doesn't talk to you much, but always offers good advice when you do talk. You offer interesting insights and observations. If possible, I wish for you to share Afrika Skandinaviska with Collie for your Tanzanian isles to expand onto the mainland. I bid you farewell and my best wishes.
  • Imp: Wow. You are great. You have a very interesting way of playing, and I admire that. You're strong of mind and solid in your opinions/arguments. You are an integral part of this wiki and I congratulate you on your Lieutenant-ship. I hope you continue to serve this wiki well. If possible, I wish to grant you Bengal and Lanka. Thanks for being such an interesting part of my day, I bid you farewell my friend.
  • Kogasa: You are very interesting. The few times that I've spoken with you, I can tell that you are very respectful and kind. Thank you for being part of this wiki experience. I bid you farewell and my best wishes to you.
  • Yank: Definitely one of the most expressive people I've met here, you made the experience even more fun. I can safely say that having you here definitely changed the experience of the wiki. You are insightful and a very good mod. Thanks for being here, I bid you farewell.
  • Courageous: Another respectful person. Thanks for being here. I enjoyed playing with you. The Mayans will go very far. I bid you farewell, friend.
  • Uglyturtle: Sorry we didn't have enough time to get to know each other, but I had fun with you. I wish for Ethiopia to grant you a small access to the sea. Goodbye, and my best wishes for you.
  • Viva: We've had our ups and downs, but I respect you. From Liberia to Turkey to Zaire and back, whatever I did I'm sorry. I was hard on you. Thanks for being here, you definitely changed the experience into a great one. I'm sorry the hard times outnumbered the good times. If possible, I wish to grant you the Somali territory I own known as Ost Pekar (East Point). I'm glad I can call you a friend. You are a great person, and you'll go far. I bid you farewell, my friend.
  • Thank you all for being part of my wiki-life. I doubt I'll be back but if I do, say hello. You're all amazing and I wish you all a hearty AU REVOIR! Your friend, AP (talk) 05:12, April 13, 2013 (UTC)
  • Hope we will see you around the wikia someday again and if you ever come down to Sydney or Canberra give me a call. I was great having you on the wikia and I wish you all the best with your future endeavours. Scandinator (talk)
  • Good luck on your future endeavours, AP! Airlinesguy (talk) 08:57, April 13, 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the kind words and the good times. I sincerely wish you the very best, AP. Callumthered (talk)~
  • I'm certainly going to miss you man. And don't apologize for anything, we're cool. Thank you for everything you've don't, and I will say too that I truly respect you for everything. You did your job and for that I cannot be angry for. Best of wishes man. ~Viva
  • Farewell AP, I wish you the best of luck. -UglyTurtle
  • Bye AP! ~Courageous
  • I flipping feel bad now. Thanks mate, it was an interesting ride on this side, too. I would have wanted to have been an ally down the road, but guess we will never find out (although knowing this game is going to go on another year, I really wouldn't now be too sure). See you, for now. ~Imp
  • Thanks for doing that, AP. It's good to have a long goodbye rather than a short sudden one. I hope everyone else takes this as a great example of why it is important to say goodbye properly.~Von
  • Thank you, too. E aparentemente, minha relativa falta de criatividade para os posts deve ter se transferido para essa situação, porque além disso, não sei mais o que dizer.acho que os que responderam antes já disseram tudo que eu poderia dizer.ainda assim, boa sorte, como três ou quatro antes de mim já disseram.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 20:40, April 13, 2013 (UTC)
  • 'Gracias. 'Pero no veo con malos ojos el resultado de nuestra relacion, que aunque usualmente no las mas cordial, por lo menos en los juegos fue interesante, mi unica tristesa es pensar que tal ves no encuentra a una persona que es tan realista como tu lo fuiste tanto como moderador como jugador, pero me considero con suerte de haberte conocido AP, que tengas suerte, y tal como tu a mi, te deseo lo mejor, seras recordado por muchos aqui, y creo saber que todos te habran tenido en buena estima. Good Luck :) Sine dei gloriem (talk) 23:09, April 13, 2013 (UTC)
  • UMSHM: Full support is given to Brandenburg, and more rich and upper-middle class adolescents attend the preparatory schools.
  • Primatial City of Magdeurg: More Aborigines are converted, thanks in part to the Cathedral.
  • The Queen of Venice seeking to regain Gibraltar and make colonial gains, invades the Scandinavian territories. Troops move into Gibraltar, Nya Sverige and Khmer areas of Scandinavia. The Three Sicilies, Naples, Piedmont, Greece, Thrace, Malacca, Nya Gyptios and Yugoslavia all support the Venetian troops by sending several contingents of their own. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each while Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2600 sq km and 2500 sq km respectively with Nuovo Venexia handling the Scandinavian colonies on the northern border. 
  • Normandy: Queen JeAnne offers military support and supplies to Germany, and therefore declares war on Scandinavia (is the war still going on?). The Malagasy and Tasmanian colonies expand by 900 sq km each, and the national population grows. Queen JeAnne causes more controversey in the royal court when she mentions interest in allowing women into the Norman military. 
  • Punjab Confederacy: Punjabi tribes united under the banner of Punjabi nationalism to form  a unified Punjab in North West India. Posed with constant threat from Orrisan Empire, Punjabi confederacy is formed with the leadership of Sardar Teg Bahadur Singh (the head of the Jat people of Punjab). Its capital lies in Lahore.
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  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Research is continued to improve farming techniques. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. Money is invested in naval ports, as well as small businesses, to improve the economy and the standard of living. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Baluchistan: Punjab confederacy under the able leadership of Sardar Teg Bahadur invades Baluchistan establishing its complete control over East Baluchistan. They are able to gain control over one of the important port cities in western India (Karachi), thereby gaining access to the sea.
    • Not plausible. Completely against the rules.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy. The Aristocrat Guild under Ki Lan is founded. The Aristocrats, unhappy with the emperor's leadership, wishes to preserve the long-lasting golden age of China.
  • The Arabian Federation expands inland as the Bedouin Sheik agrees for his territory to join the federation. With this move, the southern Nejd is completely divided between the three main nations of the region. Elsewhere, the federation finds out about the war in Europe and the Sheik council meet to discuss whether to take advantage of this war to take some of Scandinavia's territories in the Indian Ocean.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and also starts to expand inland. In light of recent events in Northern Europe, Netherlands takes part of the coalition to ensure future gains in the peace treaty, seeing the Scandinavian empire crumble.
  • The people of Orissa suddenly become very excited about the war going on. They are still deciding if they will declare war or not. The SOC now looks to getting back to trading extensively in the South East of Asia. They begin to focus on the Cebunese islands in particular. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants earning their normal income begins to return to nomal levels. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Many decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The parliament building is finally finished, and the Parliament makes it their official residence. The Raja is also interested in the German invasion of Scandinavia, and joins in the Parliament discussions on what to do now. They quickly agree to knock out a long time rival, and with secret meetings with Venice and Germany, declare war on Scandinavia and invade Bengal.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • Somali Sultanate: With access to the coast, 45 year old Sultan Kareem Dalmar stops expansion and proposes to set up trade ports with Ethiopia, Sudan, The Levantine Kingdom, and The Arabian Federation. Because of the recent Ethiopian vassalization, rebels rise up in interior Somalia. Because of this the military and the economy are expanded.
  • Kanada expands 4000 sq km. Russia works on economy, and offers regiments and Spetsnaz from all the Russian realm (Russia, Minsk, Tatar, Astrakhan) to help Scandinavia, but is weary of lending full support to Insure Russia is not overwhelmed. The Russian navy also participates and wins some minor engagements and loses about the same amount against Venice and Germany. Russia will not let her ally perish completely.

1671

The Khmer take atvantage of Scandinavia's distraction by declaring independence from Scandinavia. They gather the Colonial Governor and trading company's local leadership and officially execute them for treason. The Khmer seize Scandinavian arms and fortify themselves to prepare for any potential invasion. (+15 for the next 15 years)

Wait - what - why?
They were freshly conquered by the Scandinavians shortly before the Scandinavians got their asses kicked. They'd take the opportunity to kick the Scandinavians to the curb while they're distracted.
Scraw, don't worry. If the Scandinavians were no match for us, then neither will the Khmers be. I'll declare war on them next year myself.
Why? You have massive territories in America which are much more easier to get and is a more economily viable target. This move into Asia makes no sense at this point in time, especially when you have so much .
Exactly. You have an entire virtually empty (at least of large cities) continent as your playground and you decide to pick on a minor Asian nation. Do you understand how irrational and bullying that is? Just because that sort of sh*t happened OTL doesn't mean you have to do it.
  • Portugal, Castille, Navarra, León and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Navarra, Juan VIII Fernández de Lara, Duke of Vizcaya, marries Urraca, daughter of Lope III Aux de Armendariz, Marchess of Cadreita.  Meanwhile in Castille, Ana López de Mendoza gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile in Portugal, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2400 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2600 sq km on its south westernmost extension.
  • York: York allies with Germany and sends them military support, all in response to Scandinavia's threat to cease provocations in the isles.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Emperor Katsuyuki dies and is succeeded by Mitsumasa, who becomes Emperor. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The aristocrats in China grow in number as the military and economy of China is rebuilt. The Chinese Emperor, wishing for a colonial presence in the Americas, declares war on Scandenavia.
  • Apache: Great Chief Frederick has approved a plan that has increased the number of universities in the country by creating towns dedicated to the unversity. Construction begins immediately. The economy is improved because of this.
  • Cyprus sends full military support to Brandeburg against Scandinavia. Cypriot army and navy is expanded. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Crete also sends full military support to the Brandenburgians. 
  • Ethiopia expands its borders to the south by 10,000 km toward Kitara, and expands the military and economy as well. The middle-class of Ethiopia continues to grow, and the development of new industries overtakes the former agriculturally based economy. Hindi continues to grow as a secondary language in Ethiopia. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 10,000 km to the south. The Yemeni population in the vassal of Yemen continues to be converted to the Christian faith. The navy develops new vessels for long-range travel. The colony of Yawah Wajab is expanded by 750 km, and the colony of Warqama expanded by 250 km. The induction ceremony in the former Skandinavian colony of Ost Pekar begins. The Ethiopian emperor officially renames the colony to Msraq Qäsärä (East Point).
    • Just read the talk page. ~Viva
  • Korea seeks to make its share of the Eastern Renaissance as innovative, if not more, than China's Golden Age. The emperor encourages Chinese aristocrats not satisfied with their new emperor's progress to invest an effective amount of money and/or resources into Korean's artisans/inventors, while also asking them to not neglect their Chinese loyalties.
  • The Gibraltar garrison surrenders to Venice at the sight of over 100 ships of the line bearing down on the peninsula and the Venetian fleets swiftly move into the Altanic and then the North Sea. An astounding battle then takes place in the Danish Straits as the Venetian navy tests out its full force for the first time. All fortifications along the coasts are blasted apart by cannon barrages while Copenhagen is bombarded into submission, paving the way for the German Army which soons arrives thanks to the combined work of German and Venetian transports. Before the winter Baltic Ice sets in, the Venetian navy returns to garrison in Rotterdam to repair and prepare to assault the archipelago capital of Scandinavia having practiced in the Venetian Lagoon for defense and offense. Nuovo Venexia expands to swallow up most of OTL Maryland, the Virginias and up to the OTL Ohio River. Pockets of resistance still remain. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km and Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2800 sq km.
  • France: With the declaration of war from Germany to Scandinavia, war is fully declared against the Scandinavians. Many Burgundians children that lived during the war say that this is the revenge of God to the Scandinavians for betraying Christendom and attacking Burgundy, and that France, Germany and the rest of the coalition won't ever be defeated as they are fighting for the will of good. With this, said Frederick embarks on leading the French army through Germany towards Denmark to meet up with German and Venetian troops. While this, the colonies expand with influx of Burgundian and French peoples seeking for a better life in Atlantis, mainly Nouvelle Bourgogne while many Greeks living in the Canarien Islands and Nea Thrakia, to settle in Brasilea and Nea Konstantinoupolis. While this, the Burgundian begins reuniting with the French and in the Canarien the Greek and French begin mixing due to its extended use in the last two centuries in the Canarien by the Greek peoples, and the Patriarch Stephannos IV asks the Burgundian leadership to detach itself from Catholicism to allow growth of other several religions such as Germanic, Italian and Orthodox Catholicism within the kingdom. Many of the members of the Council of Dijon, Paris and Besançon agree but the fear of a revolt from fundamentalists group that may argue that the king's leadership shouldn't be questioned and that Catholicism is the only true faith for the French this remains as a heavy concern in the French leadership mind,but after deliberating, they realize they care little about that and that they rather defend freedom than protect imprisonment and persecution, France is now fully declared secular after several setbacks in the last two hundred years, and the wars and conflicts face in the last years,the leadership and most of the nation feel proud of this, being one of the only Western European nations to do so. The colonies expand: Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand by 750 sq km both and Guinea expands by 500 sq km, the kingdom school system grows as it did before and military is built, vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland continues.
  • Germany continues the war on full speed. Denmark is steamrolled by February and Southern Norway and Southern Sweden surrender. Pomerania has already been vanquished and the entire Scandinavian coast is blockaded. Neu Berlin expands thousands of sq km in Nye Norge and Nye Norge City is declared to be Neu Lauenburg as Germanization begins. All Scandinavian ships are put into the service of the Germany Navy as the colonial governor is arrested and sent to Germany for trial. The march to Stockholm, however, is forced to stop eventually due to a harsh winter settling in, but the soldiers are even more ready after it passes and defeat the defenses at Christiana (Oslo) and annex Norway to Germany. New Georgia and Nya Denmark are both captured by Vinlandic forces, as well as Iceland, which is declared Vinlandic territory. The Fifth Royal Mysoran Fleet blockades the island of Vijayangar and swiftly captures the capital where the Scandinavians are based. The coast of Scotland is also blockaded, but swift battles at Glasgow and Edinburgh lead to its defeat. Forces moved last year from Neu Prussen reach Nya Skandinavska and conquer the northern region, giving back subordinate power (under the German occupation) to a native leader to assure their common allegiances. The Kaiser himself rides into Sweden to be present at the capture of Stockholm. Meanwhile, he announces plans for a Germanic Empire which will come into effect after the conquest of Scandinavia. Berliners and other Germans globally celebrate what appears to be a swift victory over Scandinavia.
  • Bavaria celebrates the Grand European Alliance's victory over Scandinavia. Parades are held for returning soldiers and The Kaiser of Germany is invited by Kaisaren Emilie to a feast in honour of the Coalition's victory. Bavaria begins its process to gain lands from this war. The military will begin as massive expansion in the coming years, a plan set in place by the Kaiseren. The Grand Five year plan. Technological innovations continue, The Bavarian Navy is offically formed using former Scandinavian ships and land seized as ports. The Navy will begin a massive expansion, plans are issued for a colonization effort in Asia in the future.(when can I colonize? And when can people colonize Australia?)
  • Whoa whoa whoa the war ends next year.
  • Persia continues its 80-Year Plan. The University of New Persepolis continues to grow as an influential center of education and enlightenment in the Middle East. The economy continues to prosper, since we are at a major corssroad of East and West. Azerbaijan asks Persia for protection if they are attacked, and the Shah accepts, under the condition that the next Azerbaijani Princeess will marry the Sultan of Armenia's son, and accepting eventual annexation into the Sultanate of Armenia. The following offers are made:
    • Persia: We offer to buy Syria from the Levantine Kingdom. 
    • I doubt they'd sell off their country's heartland.
  • Proposed Arab-Persian

    Proposal by Persia

    Persia: We offer to split the remainder of Arabia with the Federation, so long as Nejd refrains from warring its state. This would mean we annex/puppet the Arabian Caliphate, and then split it in half, such that the Federation gets Mecca. We would also enter a treaty, calling for 80 years of peace.
  • The Federation will agree to peace and it wishes to maintain its current borders and to respect the lands of the Arabian Caliphate. They are holy and should be run by holy men.
  • The Sultanate of Armenia is awating growth from the eventual immersion and absorption of Ajerbaijan. They find it much easier to convert to the Nestorian sect, since they were already Christian.
  • The Sultanate of Nejd backs down from the potential of attacking Al-Kharj, and awaits the negotiation about the split of Arabia. Otherwise, Muslims continue to convert to Shia, the only allowed sect of Islam in the Sultanate.
  • The Sultanate of Mesopotamia is pursuing the deal with the Kingdom of the Levant, and will finance the purchase, using money from Baghdad's fall.
  • The Punjab confederacy invades Baluchistan, gaining control over the Quetta region in the North Baluchistan and Karachi region in East Baluchistan, the Baluchi tribes are driven into mountainous region of Eastern Baluchistan
    • The Shah of Persia, Arsuf, finds the Punjabi movement to be interesting, but warns of the growing Orissan Empire, which may soon desire to take over Punjab. I propose you split Baluchistan with Persia, and we will send military aid.
      Punjab confideracy

      Punjabi Invasion

    • We agree we would control the existing regions we have gained control of. You are free to invade Western Baluchistan. and we could defeat the Baluchi tribes together here. I will be sending maps of the region I have gained control of 
    • So, in future years we can invade the remainder of Sindhustan (or Baluchistan), and I may keep the remaining regions. You will have OTL Islamabad and Karachi, and I will have Quetta and Gawadar?
    • You can have Western Baluchistan which includes Gwadar port and Southern Quetta province, But I will be keeping control of Eastern Baluchistan where the main city is Karachi and Northern Quetta. As for Islamabad, it is already in Punjab Region but I haven't founded the city yet.
    • Understood. Shall we invade to finish them off next turn?
    • You need an algorithm. This map game is renowned for the plausibility of the empires through the ability of NPC's to survive.
    • Sorry, I am new. I have read the rules and follow them.
    • That's OK. I also recommend that you do not go to war straight away. Develop your military and economy first and then attack with superior forces.
  • Punjabi Confideracy's Prime Minister Rudra Prakash Badal inaugurates the Punjabi Military Academy in Lahore. In his inaugural speech he calls for Punjabi unity and inviting Punjabi communities from across Bihar Rajputana and Orissa to help in the development of a Punjabi confideracy.
  • Sardar Teg Bahadur Singh is keen to form a trade pact with Bihar and Orrisa and asks for help from the Orrisan state for development of Punjab region. 
  • In a shocking turn of events, the Scandinavian Emperor sends an insult to Russia in his newly found madness... Tsar Peter, deeply disturbed by this, decides to help depose this mad leader, and declares war on Scandinavia to try to stop Venice from gaining control of all of Scandinavia (I had to enter this war at least quasi-plausibly, and gain the land AP wanted me to gain quasi-plausibly, as I realised him pulling a France with those territories is not all that plausible, anywho...I'm in the war now). Russian troops quickly take most of Finland and get the Saami king to change allegiances (i.e. invade and "ask" him to become a Russian vassal).
  • You cannot control a player nation to such an extent where you control what they say. Changing allegiances at this point would still be bad for you, as the leaders of the Coalition would be distrustful of you and award you nothing.
  • If you have any suggestions on how Russia can gain those lands plausibly and in-character I am all ears to suggestions, but I felt that what I did was the most plausible and in-character route, if I did not join, you would have just picked his lands apart without any regards to his wishes between leaders of the war, as evidenced by the discussion.
  • You cannot plausibly get those lands, since you have already joined Scandinavia. Also, I really want someone to explain why the damn hell we should follow AP's wishes.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and start to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km. Netherlands takes part of the coalition, sending the Navy, and block Scotland to ensure future gains in the peace treaty.
  • I wish to ask the moderator if a single can control two nations at the same time.
  • Normandy: The Malagasy and Tasmanian colonies expand by 1500 sq km. Queen JeAnne offers another bill to the Royal Council, officially allowing women into the council and military. The bill is passed, and the country is extremely polarized on the issue. More and more nationalist fervor rises in Brittany. The queen responds by sending troops into Brittany to try to quell the situation. In other news, the Queen may remain in power for longer yet, as Prince Albert may refuse the throne in 1673, and instead may take up a life in a monastery.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Research is continued to improve farming techniques. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. Money is invested in naval ports, as well as small businesses, to improve the economy and the standard of living. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km. Rajputana sends delegates to the newly formed Punjabi confederacy to establish cordial relations.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Orissan armies march into Bengal, to remove the Scandinavians from the nation and to claim it as their own. The Bengalis soon arrive with their own armies to meet the Orissan advance. However, things are different this time than they were 75 years ago. The much better Orissan armies soundly defeats the Bengalis in many confrontations, and goes on to capture their capital, ending the war in Bengal once and for all. It is a huge victory, and the popularity of the Raja (who lead the armies) and his Parliament only soars. The SOC continue to trade in South East Asia and earn a good profit. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants earning their normal income begins to return to nomal levels. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Many decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The next move is of the well prepared and equiped navy. The Navy then moves troops to the south, where with the help of Mataram, they invade the small island off the coast of Mataram under Scandinavian control. The island is captued very quickly, and the small garrison is no match for the Orissans. The Army plans their invasion of the Khmers to end the war once and for all.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km. It helps the Orissans in their conquest.
  • Somali Sultanate: Trading and economic/military expansion continue. Interior rebels have been suppressed in the interior and the rebellion spreads in the southwest. 
  • The Arabian Federation declares war on Scandinavia to take advantage of the situation to be able to seize their East African territories. An attack is launched from the Zanj Islands colony. Arabian diplomats and admirals also meet with some of Scandinavia's other enemies to discuss coalition war strategies and such. The Federation also announces it is happy with the division of Arabia to the expansionist Persian empire and does not want the current borders (as shown on the map for 1670) to change. It also wants the Arabian Caliphate to remain independent as they are an ally, trading ally and most importantly, a holy nation, one which the Muslim federation would not betray.

1672

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Ethiopia continues to extend its holdings 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara, and the military and the economy are expanded.. The middle-class grows stronger, and the emperor plans to make a number of government reforms in the future so as to weaken the nobility. The vassal of Adal is expanded 10,000 km to the south, and the population largely considered Christian. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and large ports constructed so as to service the Ethiopia armadas in the region. The vassal of Yemen's population continues to be converted to Christianity. The colony of Yawah Wajab is expanded by 600 km, and the colony of Warqama expanded by 400 km.
    • The Arabian federation warns Ethiopia of marginalizing its massively Muslim population in Yemen.
    • Ethiopia warns the Arabian Federation to stay out of Ethiopian internal affairs. Stay in your part of Yemen, and we will stay in ours.
    • Shah Arsuf of  Persia, noticing the dispute between his neighbors, feels that he is willing to intercede on either nation's behalf. We will follow this closely should it escalate to more severe conflict.
    • King Marcus I of Rome supports his ally Persia, but also states Christianity must be helped. We send missionaries to aid the Ethiopian government.
  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille, León and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a girl, who is named Teresa. Meanwhile in Aragon, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a son, who is named Pere. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 200 sq km. In Brasil, São Vicente expands 2500 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation continues fighting Scandinavia to be able to expand the federation's east African territories. Elsewhere, the nation is increasingly worried about the expansionist anti-Muslim nations of Ethiopia and Persia.
    • Persian Shah Arsuf wants to make it clear that he's not anti-Muslim, nor does his government support any anti-Muslims policies. We believe it is a perfectly legitimate religion, but feel that in order to unite our nation, we need a single primary religion. For that purpose, we have chosen Nestorian. We do not aim to expand farther into Arab land, but ask that the Federation ceases its annexation northward. Also, we just agreed to 80 years of peace.
    • The Federation is greatly pleased with this news and shall uphold the peace.
  • China sends a massive detachment to Scandinavia's colony in the Incas. The fleet stops halfway at Dongfang to restock supplies before finally arriving at the South American west coast to land troops in the area. Meanwhile, the Aristocrats grow.
  • Bengal is, for now, to become another state in personal union with the Crown until it can be declared "Orissan" enough to join with Orissa. Policies of the suppression of Muslims is put into place again, but this time the whole population backs the decision. Everyone knows about the Bengali invaders who ruled over their lands (as the stories have been passed down by mouth) brutally and who raped and murdered their women. The law of the Concubines (as it is coming to be known as) that the soldiers can pick two Muslim women to be their concubines is put into place here, too. Muslim men are forced to work and serve as militia men until they either convert or die. This allows for the Army to gain many "disposable" units for its campaigns. The SOC continue to trade in South East Asia and earn a good profit, but begin to blockade the Khmers. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants earning their normal income begins to return to normal levels. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Many decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. To finish things off once and for all, war is declared on the rogue nation of the Khmers. They are first blockaded by the SOC and the Orissan Navy, and then a surprise invasion of the country is launched from friendly Malacca and the sea. The Khmers are caught by complete surprise and cannot mount significant resistance. We also request the Germans and Italians to pitch in for their slice of land.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km. It helps the Orissans in their conquest.
  • France: the Kingdom continues its attack on Scandinavia, and meets up with the German and Venetian troops in Jutland, as the Scandinavian Empire falls apart. While this, the military is built up and the plans to expand the kingdom to the Mediterranean begin to be set up as now the only state that represented some sort of concern that is not allied or is an enemy per se, a plan for a war against Toulouse to take it within the next five years starts and Germany, Venice and Portugal are asked to aid in any way they can when the war may start. While this, the colonies expand. Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand both by 750 sq km while Guinea expands by 500 sq km. The growth of secularism begins as not just the nobles, if not the average people, that allow, and embrace the belief to grow within France. Yet in the outside provinces barely touched and changed by the government, the people feel that this will only bring problems. But hope remains, and Frederick convinces his people that his will only proves to be a step forward for France. Navy expands and growth of school systems continue.
  • UMSHM: The UM soldiers in Sweden rejoice at the defeat of the enemy. Saxon and Hessian regiments occupy Schleswig. Money is invested in rebuilding the Schleswig region from the damage caused by the war.
  • Schleswig is German. You are getting the Faroes and some coastline from Norway.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More Aboriginals are converted.
  • The Venetian navy spearheads an attack on Stockholm in the late spring after the melting of the Baltic sea ice. Venetian lander contingents take the Stockholm island while German and Venetian troops seize the southern bank of the city. The navy bombards the northern bank into submission and in the process kills the King of Scandinavia as he organizes the troops. Nuovo Venexia annexes OTL Maryland and the Virginias and begins to force Scandinavian settlers to march north, replacing them with Venetians. Meanwhile in South America a small force of Venetian expeditionaries seize the Aymara territories of Scandinavia by enciting the native to revolt and then defeating the Scandinavian garrison together. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2800 sq km each. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each with Malacca sending troops to help Orissa with the Khmers. Nuovo Milano on the Horn of Africa is also retaken (coastline from OTL Bari region) as there is a significant Italian population.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy, and begins deploying ships in and near the Strait of Gibraltar, to protect its ships from possible pirate attacks. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. The alliance with Persia is accepted, and Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets begins as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony.
  • The Punjabi Confederacy receives the Rajputana envoy with honor he/she deserves and accepts the Rajputana's offer for cordial relations, Punjabi confederacy begins writing its first constitution, A Construction of Sardar Sabha is started in Lahore. Meanwhile, meetings of annual Sardar Sabha is organized in the palace of Sardar Teg Bahadur Singh. (Sardar Sabha conference: Annual meeting of Sardars (leaders) of various tribes in the Punjabi confederacy ). Focus on building of roadways throughout Punjab is the main topic of discussion, plus training of organized military and whether the military should be centrally controlled or more or less controlled by the various tribes is discussed. After three days discussion the majority in the Sardar Sabha voted for a centrally controlled military in the Punjabi confideracy, but concessions were made for various Sardar that they could have their soldiers but their numbers could be controlled by the Sardar Sabha. It was also set in stone that Supreme Sardar would be voted in after every five years by the Sardars of various tribes in the Punjabi confederacy.
  • Punjabi Confederacy starts the building of its first cavalry academy in Lahore, begins construction of a large city in villages of Amritsar.
  • Normandy: The economy and military grow. Population also expands, as the population of Rouen reaches one million. Women begin entering the navy and the first Royal councilwoman, Alecia Wierex, is sworn in. 
  • The Russian Army secretly goes into Stockholm to help retrieve the Scandinavian royal family, being too late to stop the king's death, and with other Russian forces already occupying his east coast colonies, The Russians retrieve the Scandinavian royal family, to be able to "perform proper negotiations with the current king". The new King, realising that Russia's involvement was purely his father's fault, decides to strike a bargain with Russia, in hopes of preventing some colonies from falling to the others. And in the end, the Russians give the Scandinavians the right to set up a government-in-exile in Novgorod or a court-in-exile in Nikolaevsk in return for lands AP said I could take. Whatever part of Scandinavia proper, that will be decided in the discussion section (with an outlet to the Atlantic, preferably) and Naya Denmark (Nova Scotia colony) due to its proximity to Kanada. With that peace treaty, Russian forces officially withdraw from Scandinavian territorries. The Russian Tsar is crowned Grand Prince of Finland.
    • The leaders of the coalition offer Finland and Northern Sweden/Norway to the Russians as compensation.
    • That seems good for now, although I would like to see a map in the near future, as my understanding of "Finland and Northern Sweden/Norway" may be different than yours or anyone else's. I just want to know what lands precisely I am getting so as not to give my hopes up and start ranting on the Map problems section.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. Money is invested in regional projects, to promote wealth and business. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and continue to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km. Netherlands takes part of the coalition, sending the Navy, and block Scotland to ensure future gains in the peace treaty.
  • The Germans launch a furious attack into the heartland of Scandinavia and completely surround Stockholm. Nye Norge completely collapses under the German siege and Scandinavians being ejected by the Venetians are welcomed within the enlargened Neu Berlinese borders. Stuff stuff stuff colonies expand, Lanka seized.

1673

Scottish nationalists overthrow the Scandinavian regime of Skottland. The leader of the rebels declares himself King Malcolm V of the Kingdom of Scotland. The Germanic former Scandinavians are forced to flee the country, as King Malcolm is a fierce Catholic like all powerful leaders in the British Isles. The ambitious young King swiftly conquers the fading Northumbrian Kingdom of Bamburgh with arms taken from the Scandinavians.

This is all completely random. What is it with all the Scandinavian territories revolting right when we are about to take them over? Quite frankly, I think the mods are trying to prevent gains for the coalition. D:
I concur. I also couldn't help but notice the large number of peacock words being used to describe the Scottish and British rulers. A little, actually a lot, suspicious.
I personally don't think it is that random or suspicious. Think about it; a proud nation is made a colony of a bigger far-off nation. The latter is defeated by enemies in a far-off war, and the proud people of the nation rise up to take control of their country again. Remember, it's the 1600s. One can't invade Scandinavia, occupy it, and then turn around and occupy its colonies simultaneously. I mean, Norway declared independence at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Whilst you may be apportioned the colony in the peace settlement, one actually has to establish control over it. It probably wouldn't be that hard, but it has to be done. Anyway, that's my opinion. Callumthered (talk) 09:47, April 16, 2013 (UTC)
I agree with Callum, states don't usually bow down to one liegelord after another. They raise up for freedom. Scandinator (talk) 10:06, April 16, 2013 (UTC)
And that freedom got culled immediately. Norway was brutally crushed a month after its "independence" in 1811 by Sweden, and dragged around as the lesser brother of Sweden for the next 80-90 years until the Swedes got tired of wasting their tax dollars on Norway, and cut it loose. Colonies rise up all the time, but very, very few become actual nations. ~Viva
But didn't OTL Portugal manage to successfully become independent from Spain in 1640? Anyway, I had to change something. There is Bamburgh and York, not Bernicia and Deira, and York has a player.
The two nations north of York were part of the Kingdom of Northumbria. They gained independence when Northumbria split as Bernicia and Deira. Since there was no post renaming them I guess that they stayed with those names. Plus I was certain York was called `Lindsey`at one point.
The one below Northumbria was Lincoln.
In the division plans, Scotland was marked as an NPC.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Aragon and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, being informed of the Scandinavian war's progress, Garcia II is somehow informed that he was killed in Stockholm. Not having been in Scandinavia since five years before, on his calculations, he figures that the Scandinavian Riksdag must have deposed him and elected a new king, which must be the one who got Russia involved. Finding out that he doesn't rule Scandinavia any longer, he also figures that he has no obligation to help, so he declares neutrality. Meanwhile, Urraca Garcia de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Leonor. Meanwhile in León, Isabel de Luna gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfonso, and dies months after his birth. Meanwhile in Aragon, Alfons VI receives the French correspondence talking about Toulouse. He replies, saying that while he might have some interest in this, he also asks France to be aware that they are allied to Aquitaine. Meanwhile, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a boy, who is named Guillèn. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 200 sq km, and in Brasil, Bahia expands 2200 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 2800 sq km.
    • France D: We are fully aware of their alliance, but we have an alliance with the Aquitainians as well, so on the basis of an older alliance (during the civil war), we can be certain that Aquitaine would not fight against us, especially if you back us.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation finishes fighting Scandinavia and the federation annexes Scandinavia's east African territories into the Zanj Island colony which is renamed the Zanj Coast colony. The nation works on its economy to develop the newly gained regions, to make jobs for the increasing amounts of Muslim migrants entering the federation to escape persecution. A new more closer alliance is formed with the Arabian Caliphate as the nation's Muslims are still regularly travelling to Mecca on pilgrimage; this alliance increases trade relations, to ensure safe travel for pilgrims and a promise of military aid to each other if war breaks out. Relations with Persia also greatly improve thanks to the new peace treaty and the fear of a Persian invasion almost disappears entirely.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation begins building up its economy to increase its importance as a stopping off point along the long Indian Ocean trade routes.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as pirates in the Straits of Madagascar become a worrying problem.
  • Somali Sultanate: Returning from the his absence, Sultan Kareem Dalmar begins decentralizing the Somali Sultanate and decentralization should be completed by 1675. By 1675 Southern Coastal territory will be granted to the Arabian Federation, Northern Inland territory will be granted to Ethiopia, Southern western territory will be occupied by rebels, and central territory will be de jure Somalia.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km. Rajput troops assault and seize the most southernly portions of Scandinavian East Africa. The new territory is connected to the colony of Āphrikā Jamīna.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy begin training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers, with less converting to Italian Catholicism. Money is invested in regional projects, to promote wealth and business. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • France: The military is built up, Colonies expand as normal rates and the school system grows, the French army led by the friend of Frederic, Jacques du Tournais sacks the remnants of the city of Copenhagen as a last hit to the Scandinavian Empire, the plans are drawed to invade Toulose by the next three years
  • German soldiers begins to return home victorious and battle-weary, but the military begins to recover itself. Denmark and Norway are fully placed under military occupation and Sweden itself becomes a great treasure. The Germanic Empire is proclaimed, based out of Berlin and spiralling globally. Neu Denmark also becomes a gained region and it expands several km along the Portuguese border.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hessen and Magdeburg: The troops occupying Schleswig hand over control to the Germans, and head off to the Saxon sector of Norway (could my coastal strip be centred on Bergen please?). Once there, the expeditionary force takes control of Bergen, suppresses the Scandinavian resistance, and installs a military governor. The governor grants Saxon Norway its own Landtag, and gives it exclusive rights to Magdeburger spices. The Governor petitions the King-Duke for money to rebuild the region, which is given as soon as the King-Duke finds out. Two ships are requisitioned and a small force is sent to the Faroe Islands to take possession. This done, a governor is installed, and he, too, allows the Faroese a Landtag.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The primate orders the HW Missionary Order to establish a mission in Saxon Norway and in the Faroes. This is done, but the Catholic priests do not have much luck converting the Protestant locals back to Catholicism. Not much happens in Australis. Two shipments of spices arrive from the East Indies, putting much-needed cash back into the primate's missionary coffers.
  • The Venetian troops are transported back home. However, some of the star contingents are then ferried to Malacca where they help in the Orissan war against the Khmers. However, this period of continuous war is leading a few within the parliament to question the Queen's judgment, somethings once unheard of. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each. Nuovo Venexia consolidates over Scandinavian territories (OTL Maryland and the Virginias). Meanwhile, the leading Aymara chief marries his daughter to the heir of Venice, uniting the two nations in dynastical union. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2800 sq km each. Public schooling presents interesting results as bright minds are discovered amongst the peasantry.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Some scientists, expressing discontent at the King and his rule of Orthodoxy, comes to the King in hope of science's freedom from technology. The king deliberates over the matter in his court. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. 
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its military and economy, and increases its territory by 10,000 km toward Kitara. The growth of Hindi as a secondary language continues with the aid of the Ethiopian government. The disestablishment of the aristocracy to strengthen the position of the emperor continues successfully, with the title of Ras now denoting a privileged position handed out by the emperor as a gift as a hereditary title. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km to the southeast, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 10,000 km. The population of Yemen is not largely considered Christian thanks to the stringent laws dictating certain rights given to Christians and withheld from Muslims. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 250 km, and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 750 km. The Ethiopian middle-class now composes a considerable portion of the total population at 20%.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. The Royal Family visits its estate in the province of North Georgia, and during the night all but the Queen, Uracca, who also happens to be native of Portugal, are killed in their sleep by a Muslim extermist. Queen Uracca immediately assumes full control over the throne, making her the first female Monarch of Rome. She immediately orders the man tortured and calls for a crusade against the Muslim world. Queen Uracca, who now rules alone over Rome, begins looking for a male throughout the Kingdom, eventualy finding an illegitimate son of King Julius I, and his name is Isaac. He is 17 years old. Since he is not related the 38 year old Queen, he announces that he is heir to the Roman throne. Isaac currently has no wife, and he is invited to live in the palace as the Crown Prince, which he does, saving Rome from a succession crisis were the Queen to die as well.
  • Punjabi confederacy: Military academy in Lahore completed, work on a roadway linking Lahore with Barnala and road network between Lahore and Multan started. In the Sardar Sabha a new law was proposed making the rule of Supreme Sardar a life term rather than term of five years. But the Supreme Sardar could lose his post if more than 67% of the Sabha vote for his removal. The focus of Sabha was agriculture and trade. This session a new Ministry for Agriculture and Trade was set up under Raja Harminder Dillon and work on a network of canals in Sutluj Beas Delta was started. Work on a new officer training academy was started in Lahore. A taxation department was set up under Tulsi Chand. A judiciary department was started under Vakil Manilal. The power was designated to them by the the Supreme Sardar Teg Bahadur. In the Sardar Sabha, the Supreme Sardar Teg Bahadur was made head of the military. Preparation of military installations along the Baluchistan border started. 
  • Punjabi Confideracy: First tax codes were set up by the taxation department of the Punjabi Confederacy - 35% tax on income could be paid in kind or in cash, 2% to be collected as famine relief funds. The collection of tax was the responsibility of the tax department which is to be facilitated by the Sardars of various tribes as per law, The taxation department reports only to the Supreme department. Subsidies for cultivation of sugarcane and wheat to be facillitated. 5% tax on all transactions in the market place to be checked by the supervisor of the marketplace with help of Sardar of the region. Police departments are being set up in various villages of the state to maintain law and order. As we speak, recruitment and deployment of police forces will be competed by next turn. Police to assist the taxation department for collection of taxes. The Sardar of the various tribes will be the head of the police forces in his region, but annual reports to be provided to the main police bureau headed by Chief of Police Munshi Teg Singh who was appointed by Supreme Sardar Teg Bahadur. No taxation on goods coming from Rajputana but a tax of 20% from other regions and around 8% for products arriving from Orrisan State.
  • Punjabi Confederacy wishes to establish free trade with Rajputana and establish a treaty of friendship with them allowing Punjabi merchants access to sea. We are abundant in production of wheat and sugarcane and we can be a great market for your products. We could easily meet your food demands as we are one of the most fertile regions in Aryavarth (India). 
  • Rajputana agrees to the terms of the Punjabi deal and secretly offers to aid them in a war against Baluchistan.
  • Punjabi Confideracy sanctions Hinduism and Sikhism. Buddhism is also allowed to be practised in the land.
  • Australian Aborigines: The Koori Union has now existed for the past decade, and as a result the nation's stability is considerably higher than the stability of the tribes in the surrounding area. The languages and cultures of the member tribes are now practically indistinguishable. Early in the year Karmai Allunga passes peacefully in his sleep, and as a result the leader of the Wiradjuri tribe his now his son Apurta. The death of the Karmai leads to the Tribal Council being called, and in the resulting vote, the leader of the Kamilaroi tribe, Bardo, is elected Karmai. Karmai Bardo's first act is to cement the nation's capital Wagga Wagga in its current position, and to build permanent dwellings. When questioned by the older tribal leaders for the reasoning behind leaving their nomadic ways in such a way, he states that scouting of the decaying settlement on the nearby coast has shown that the dwellings were meant to be permanent, and that to stand a chance to survive the approaching darkness, that they must learn to emulate this. This reasoning appeases the minds of all the tribal leaders. Near the end of the year an emissary arrives at Wagga Wagga and requests council with Karmai Bardo and the Tribal Council. When presented, he states that he represents a grouping of small tribes on the nearby eastern coast, who have come together to request integration into the Koori Union, as they have heard the stories of the approaching darkness, and fear that by being on the coast, and standing alone, that they shall be enveloped by it. Karmai Bardo, after considering the benefits of expanding the Koori Union to the coast, and whether or not he could abandon these tribes, accepts their request. As a result the tribes of Waka Waka, Gubbi Gubbi, Badtjala, Yuggera, Ngarabel, Bundjalung, Gumbainggin, Biripi, Daingatti, and Nganyaywana join the Koori Union. A permanent village is set up on the coast of the Koori Union in the lands of the Yuggera under the same logic as cementing the position of Wagga Wagga, and is named Jagera (OTL Brisbane), after the name of the tribal subgroup that resides there.
  • Russia recuperates and updates its military after the war. The Old Scandinavian Colony of Neu Denmark is integrated into the Russian Colony of Kanada,. Finally having reached a population over 200 000, it is time for it to expand 4000 sq km towards each other and for a legislative Duma to be constructed. The city of choice for the first Duma site is the city of Kvebek, although that is only because it is the oldest large city in the area.
  • The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. The law of the Concubines proves to be very popular with soldiers. Muslim men malitias are also used effectively. The SOC's blockade of the Khmers is successful. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants earning their normal income reaches normal levels and begins to grow again. Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Many decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The war against the Khmers is very successful. It is decided that the nation will be turned into a puppet and the Khmers will be given some autonomy in return for them sending their fierce warriors to become a part of the Orissan army. Some land is given to their participating allies in the war. The Raja is also interested in the large amounts of Scandinavians he captured. He decides to send them all to the small island of Mataram where their former colony was and let them make new lives for themselves under Orissan rule. As a result, they will have to learn Hindi and other Orissan ways. 
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km. It helps the Orissans in their conquest.

1674

  • Portugal, Castille, Navarra, León and Aragon's economies improve. Meanwhile, Garcia II starts to try to arrange a marriage for his grandson João. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, Sofala expands 400 sq km, while in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2000 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Korea's emperor, realizing his age, passes the throne to his son, Yi Geum-Bok. The former emperor raises his son well, as Yi Geum-Bok intends to continue his father's vision of a trading, prosperous Korea. Korea expands its economy while artists and inventors become less reliant on sponsors and seek to share their inventions for the good of the rest of the nation.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and extends its borders 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara. The middle-class continues to grow, and the growth of Hindi as a secondary continues as well. The emperor suggests a cultural exchange program between Ethiopia and Orissa to encourage the strengthening of ties between the two major colonial empires. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km to the south east, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 10,000 km as well. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 400 km and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 600 km. The church declares that Yemen has a Christian majority, and that it may now be considered a true Ethiopian vassal. The vassalization of the tiny state next to Ethiopia continues. The emperor finishes his gutting of the nobility, and begins to stock his royal court with merchants, influential men of the people, and military officers with experience in the Ethiopian colonies and wars abroad. He declares that Ethiopia shall be have a new form of government where the Emperor is elected by his people, but retains the throne for life, and with the powers unchanged. He hopes that this shall encourage the people to put additional faith into the government, and lessen the belief that Ethiopia cares not for its people.
    • How in 10 years does the majority of people in Yemen throw away hundreds of years being Muslim? Implausible. People don't abandon their religion that easily.
  • Persia, under Shah Arsuf, agrees to the trade agreement with the Kingdom of Rome. He travels to the Court of the Queen of the Romans, Uracca. He attempts to please her, and hopes the two nations can work together for years to come. He reintroduces Nestorian beliefs, in hopes that Eastern Orthodox faith might be easily convinced to become Nestorian faith to unite with the other Christians in the Middle East. As for the crusade, he proposes the Arabian Caliphate as a target, and points to the map he proposed earlier to the Arabian Federation. He makes it clear that this is not a crusade, but rather a war for land gain, at least on his behalf. The military expands, and our navy continues to grow larger. The 80-Year Plan continues, very successfully. Armenia continues to pursue the idea of a merger with Azerbaijan. Mesopotamia issues a denouncement against terrorism, and calls jihad heretical. The Nejd is preparing for a possible war on the Arabian Caliphate.
    • All offers still stand - trade agreements, war of expansion with the Arab Federation, buying land in Syria, and we are open to proposals, as well.
    • Kingdom of Rome: The visit is well received and we ask Persia if there is any males currently unmarried in the Royal Family, as Uracca needs a King to rule alongside. We thank Persia for its promise of aid and accept the idea of attacking the Arabian Caliphate. It is suggested that Rome give up its claims on Caliphate lands in return for being allowed to have Armenia as its vassal.
    • The Arabian Federation is interested in the old Persian plan to divide the Arabian Caliphate as long as the federation gets Mecca and Medina. This could be done without war if Persia helps fund the campaign for Imam Ali to become Caliph. Then as a vassal of the federation, the federation will happily sell the northern part of the Hejaz / Arabian Caliphate to Persia.
  • The Germanic Empire begins to recover its military and begins to incorporate Scandinavia. To legitimize the takeovers, a Scandinavian princess is married to the Kronprinz. Neu Berlin expands this year by 4000 sq km, and Vinland 500 sq km via Nya Denmark which was taken during the war. Former Scandinavians are declared completely on level to the Germans, to maintain a stable environment and to prevent any disadvantages for Scandinavians. Farms begins to produce things for the Germanic economy and cotton production increases under Germanic rule. Three statues are ordered to be built in Stockholm, Berlin, and Neu Berlin each: the three major locations of the Germanic Empire, as well as in Mysore. These statues are to be of the Kaiser, the fallen Kejszar, and Hans Kleinfuld-Hohenzollern, the most prominent general of the former Germany Army, who strategically captured Stockholm. In Vijayangar, the Hindus and Muslims are given equal status to those in mainland Mysore. Nation X under former Carnatic is annexed. Von Bismarkk's Land is abandoned, as no benefit is being reaped from it, and Germanic missionaries are sent to China. The Incans are given back several native territories and other things to make the Germans seem far better than the Scandinavians that had "oppressed" the natives. Germany offers to buy the Mayan territory on the island of Neu Prussen (Hispaniola) from the Mayan Empire. All former alliances that Scandinavia held are declared annulled and all seekers must rebuild alliances with the Germanics. A new Patriarch is elected, and based in Copenhagen, as it is more central to the Empire.
    • The Mayan Empire may be persuaded to sell their territory on Ometlacatl (Hispaniola), but this would come with several terms.
    • Such as?
    • The Mayans would sell all of the land, except the land west of OTL Port-au-Prince. All Mayan citizens in the area would be allowed to keep their property, but under the government of Germany. Mayan vessels would be allowed free trade in all ports on the island, and Germany would renew its alliance with the Mayans. 
    • Deal.
  • France: the military is built up, and the vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland continue and the colonies expand by the usual rates (NB - 750 sq km, BS - 750 sq km GN - 500 sq km) and the school system reaches 30% of the Burgundian population as the people begin to seek actively for it as a measure against the theocratic and absolutist monarchies that have appeared in some of the nearby countries (Mainly though, focused on the old Hashemite Caliphate). Nouvelle Burgundy becomes the main colony on the Atlantis, Nea Arkadia and Nea Konstantinoupolis become the major trading and philosophical centres in the entire French colonies and the most outstanding scientists of France like Jacques Auguste Ceveraux and François Comte Fasseau mainly known for their philosophical idealism and their development of a Bacterial Theory and of the Microscopic technology, the Burgundian sailor Guillaume du Rouen (Son of a duke ruler of the Rouen prior to their separation) begins to map Terra Australis from west to east and doing some inland exploration in name of France, though in his third expedition his group is almost killed and he is injured losing his legendary agility. His son Andre continues his explorations and later his expeditions towards Central Australia. While this, the kingdom navy is expanded, and France requests that the Argentinian Colony of the Scandinavian may be given to the Crown for its little contribution to the war. The colonies expand and the Patriarch of the Orthodox Catholics dies being succeeded by Mikhael VI, another Burgundian philosopher in pro of the popular rights and pro loyalist. Even though he is of Thracian origin, his family emigrated from Venice's vassal to French Canarian Islands in his childhood. 40 years after the war, he is now the 35 year old Patriarch of the most prolific church in Brasilea and Nea Thrakia. In Brasilea, a new city is founded by Anne of Burgundy, called Nea Galateapolis. It is planned to be one of the most important north Atlantian ports of the French colonial empire decreased by the war almost 60 years ago.
    • Magdeburger Diplomacy: The Bishop of Australis invites the French explorers to visit the Saint Boniface Mission, a Catholic mission which has managed to convert many Aborigines and has a few satellite missions on the Western coast of Australis. It is operated by the Holy Wettin Missionary Order.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The Cypriot king continues to deliberate over the petition, consulting various Orthodox priests and also officials of other countries. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete expands its army and navy. 
  • Punjabi Confederacy : The Punjabis wish to form a free trade pact with Orissa and Bihar and also wishes to form a free trade agreement with Persia and asks for Persian state for alliance in case of invasion of Baluchistan and how do we form a war algorithm
    • The Orissans (and Biharis) agree to a free trade pact with the Sikhs of Punjab. They would be interested in opening up alliances between the nations, too.
    • Punjabi confederacy is interested in an alliance with the Orrisan state (Bihar) but our final decision will be based on the terms and conditions of alliance.
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: The rebuilding of Saxon Norway continues, with a new Rathaus being constructed in Baroque style to house the Saxo-Norwegian Landtag and the Governor's offices. Two frigates are ordered from the Bergen shipyards to serve as the Royal Saxon Navy. The King-Duke realises that with a navy comes the need for a flag, so a design competition for a national flag is begun in the Magdeburg and Kassel universities. The winner will be announced next year, and will be chosen by a panel of judges including the King-Duke.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The French explorers are invited to the Saint Boninface Mission. With a growing French interest in the region, the monks and priests redouble their efforts to teach Aboriginal children German, with reasonable success. By now, a sizeable portion of the aboriginal population of the West coast is Catholic, and the focus moves from conversion to retention and education. Attempts at conversion in Saxon-Norway and the Faeroes are not very successful, but a few of the local elites convert to get on their new rulers' good sides.   
  • Sudan: Military and infrastructure are improved. The Orthodox Christian movement begin to ask for a change of government, and the Sudanese government threatens to put them down.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Work begins on the economy and infrastructure. Seeing that the recent attack on the family could hace lead to disaster, the Queen organizes the first Roman Assembly, with each province throughout the Kingdom being granted one Representative in the Assembly, which will make legislation for the Kingdom. The Queen may nullify a law if it wishes, but for the most part the new Assembly gets along fine with the Monarch. It is decided that in case of the loss of the Royal Family, a new King will be selected by the Assembly from the peasant and middle class. The Queen also finds a cousin of Marcus named Alexander, and he is 21 years old. He agrees to take the throne with Uracca and she gives birth to his child, and he is named Julius after his father's uncle.
  • China offers to buy Von Bismarkk from Germany. Chinese ships transport troops to pacify the southern region of the Incan empire that did not get claimed. It is renamed Yuǎnshān, or 'far mountains'.
    • We want the modern day value of $5 million.
  • After a long period of slumber, the Levantine Kingdom wakes after the Hashemid dynasty is overthrown by a young Copt, Kyrollos of Alexandria. He declares himself King of the Levant, but, noting cultural differences and a weak position in the throne, he declares an edict, establishing religious freedom to most degrees. Cotton, sugar, goat herding, spice planting and gold and diamond mining in Egypt, Rihnad Mihyah, Syria and Lebanon, Nusantara (now Ternate again) and New Syria again. The colonies expand for the first time in nearly a century - New Syria does so by 4000 sq km, both inward and northward. The army is expanded, and the student education programs in place for a century are expanded, now requiring more people read. Help is also quietly send to the Sudd in order to aid Christian brethren, although now the Miaphysite Copts are the official religion.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Venice re-establishes Siam as a puppet of the Venetian crown. Meanwhile, discontent grows in Venice over the Queen's warmongering and although the heir is now old enough to take over and also married to the Aymara chieftain's daughter, the Queen refuses to hand over power. A leadership spill occurs and the Queen is deposed by the heir with the backing of the Royal Guard and the war-weary army. The new King of Venice inherits the Kingdoms of Venice, Naples, Piedmont, the Three Sicilies and Aymara tribes, uniting the five nations as the Maritime Kingdom of Italia. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km along with Nya Gyptios, Nuovo Venexia consolidates in OTL Maryland and the Virginias and Nuovo Treviso expands by 5500 sq km up the Mississippi.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the federation's radical Muslim minority begins to radicalise and calls for the federation to take a more pro-Muslim stance against the enemies of Islam. Other more moderate Muslims, atheists and other religious peoples, shut down these efforts to ruin the federation's secular constitution. However, the people agree that their allies such as the Arabian Caliphate should be helped if they were to be invaded. A rebellion breaks out in the new Zanj coast colony, but it is swiftly put down by superior Arabian military forces. Efforts to convert the Zanj natives to Islam pick up pace as many radical Imams leave the "corrupt and anti-Islamic" Arabian federation to "educate" the native Africans of the Zanj coast colony. Elsewhere, a powerful Imam known as Imam Ali in Muscat begins preaching passive religion and this captures the hearts of most of the federation's populace, and his powerful ideas lead him to start campaigning to becoming Caliph of the Muslim world to stop the rise of anymore over-powered zealot Caliphs with global domination as part of their ambitions as Caliph.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation begins building up its economy to increase its importance as a stopping off point along the long Indian Ocean trade routes.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as pirates in the Straits of Madagascar become a worrying problem. A ,military campaign to destroy their bases along the Madagascan coast begins and is largely successful. It asks for help with the campaign against the pirates from the nation's which regular use the straights of Madagascar as a trade route.
  • Australian Aborigines: Karmai Bardo creates a position known as Gamarada, who shall organise defensive forces in the Koori Union. The Tribal Council elects the leader of the Waka Waka tribe, Daku, into this position. Gamarada Daku begins organisng the tribal forces of the Koori Union into a single fighting force. The Koori Union once again receives an emissary from a grouping of small coastal tribes from the eastern coast requesting integration into the union. Karmai Bardo calls the Tribal Council and allows the emissary to present their reasons for wishing integration. The emissary states that their fear of the approaching darkness and their positioning on the coast, and also the recent integration of the nearby coastal tribes to the north into the union, are the main reasons for seeking integration. Karmai Bardo, whilst initially reluctent to allow admission for more tribes into the union so quickly, decides to accept on the basis that the tribes being integrated are both small in land and people, and as a result integration and assimilation should be a relatively swift process. As a result the tribes of Waveroo, Gunai, Jaitmatang, Bidwell, Ngarigo, Yuin, and Ngunawal join the Koori Union. A permanent village is set up in the lands of the Ngunawal and is named Kambera (OTL Canberra), and begins to grow. The capital of Wagga Wagga and village of Jagera both grow to an extent where they can be classified as towns, with Wagga Wagga now supporting the largest population of Australian Aborigines in any settlement on the continent.. The Koori Union expands 10,000 km down the eastern coast of Australia, sticking very closely to the coast. A permanent settlement is set up along this route in a resource rich bay area, and is named Cadi (OTL Sydney), this settlement encourages travel along this stretch of Koori land.
    • YOU CANNOT control more than one nation!
    • I thought since they were both subdivisions of the Australian Aborigines I would be able to control them in this way? Since I am playing as the Australian Aborigines and not the Koori Union?
    • Well, the Koori Union is now an official nation. That means you become the nation, not peoples. Plus, now you can only expand by 10,000 km per year, not as fast as your map, mate.
    • I had already accepted those tribes on the coast into the union by this point though? That means they were already part of the Koori Union by the time this change took place so shouldn't I have the borders I drew? In terms of controllng two different nations I will edit the post so that they join the Koori Union instead of forming their own nation. That OK?
    • I wish I could say so, but it doesn't work that way. I'll message you with the details.
    • I edited it so that they never formed the nation, and just requested membership as individual tribes the same way I built up the Koori Union in the first place, so that should sort that right?
    • OK. I have edited this turn to reflect the map and choices agreed upon so as not to create confusion.
  • York: King Ron sends colonists to the southeast edge of Africa, parrallel to the coast of Madagascar. King Ron sends "Royal" trading caravans into tribal Welsh areas. Expeditionary missions may continue at a later date, if King Ron's mindset continues.  Another son is born to the queen, named Harald.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects, to promote wealth and business. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. In the nation, as Hinduism was already being spread in Scandinavia's reign, the missionaries have an easier time than in some other nations. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants profits grow. In schools, Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Many decide to go to Naya Mataram to set up their lives there instead and it grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. Schools already in the island are put to good use and more are built. Adults also have to take language programs on how to speak Orissan. The Khmers organise representatives to send to the Orissan Parliament. Oudh is also assimilated into Bihar after years of being a vassal. SOC ships also travel down the Australis coast and discover a large native state. They make contact and decide to come back next year after talking to the Raja about it.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and continue to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • Russia expands its economy and forms the Norway Dependancy out of the non-colony and Non-Finland lands taken from Sweden. Kanada expands 1000 sq km while Novorossiya expands 3000 sq km along the Mississippi. Russia expands into Siberia and the prospect of reaching the Pacific in less than 15 years is in sight. An ultimatum is sent to Eesti and Riga, to join the Russian fold, or perish, and Eesti is offered a chance to join Greater Finland by being Russia.

1675

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Syria bluntly refuses Persia's offer, as they see no reason to leave the nation they are the heartland of to become the less-important province of another. The Hashemid regime had become corrupt and stagnant, and so very few people miss them.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, León, Castille, Navarra and Aragon's economies improve. Meanwhile, in Castille, Ana López de Mendoza gives birth to a boy, who is named Nuño. Meanwhile, in Portugal, having received no responses, Garcia arranges João's marriage to Beatriz de Meneses, daughter of Pedro IV de Meneses, Duke of Vila Real. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 1000 sq km, while Sofala expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile, in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 2500 sq km along its extension inland, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2000 sq km eastwards.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km. Rajputs begin to colonize the new territory of Viyētanāma carved out of Siam.
  • Persia continues its 80-Year Plan, and continues to grow economically. It appears that each year, more and more wealth continues to pour through Persian trade routes. We take note of the Hashemid's fall, and wonder what will happen in our neighbors, the Levantine Kingdom. Shah Arsuf notes that in his two biggest allies - the Roman Turks and Levantines, have both been overthrown in the past two years. He hopes his Empire is much more stable, and is expecting a similar intrusion, so beefs up his personal guard, which are called the Immortals,  as well as the military. Religious conversion continues, but some Muslims are feeling the fervor caused by the Arabians. Our military is prepared for war with the Caliphate. Armenia is content, and it is decided that the Sultan's son shall marry the heiress of Azerbaijan, ensuring their eventual combination and integration into the Empire. Mesopotamia is looking cautiously over at the Syrians, who are more Mesopotamian than Coptic, and are really considering using the recent events to gain Syria. Men are sent to Syria to convince their leaders of the perks of being a Persian dependency. This is considered a top priority by the Sultan of Mesopotamia. The Ayatollah is tasked with calming militant and radical Islamic. The Nejd is working to convert Muslims to more traditional Nestorian view. This is considered difficult since they have been Muslim for longer than any other members of the Empire, so it is the Sultan's, who is also the Shahzada Suleiman II, top priority.
    • Persian Diplomacy: If Uracca still needs a husband (it doesn't sound like it), Shah Arsuf's younger brother, the Sultan of Mesopotamia, would be happy to marry such a fine lady.
    • Persia: We ask the Arab Federation more of the details of the plan for the Caliphate. It sounds to us that: 1. We fund Ali for Caliph. 2. We get all of Hejaz except Mecca and Medina. If this is the case, we will fund the Imam, as long as he permits Shia Islam, our only accepted branch. Also, we would appreciate if we could maintain Medina. This is not a deal breaker, but if you want Medina, we would like one of our sheikdoms, most likely.
      • Arab-Fed.:
        Division-of-arabia-caliphate

        How the Arabian Caliphate would be divided

        The Federation produces a map on how the Arabian Caliphate would be divided between the two nations. The Arabian Caliphate would become a vassal to the Arabian Federation and the other lands would be sold/given to the Persian empire in return for helping Imam Ali become Caliph. Obviously for this deal to work out in the long run, the Persian's must not discriminate towards any Muslims but we accept you must promote/favour your state religion. Imam Ali stands for religious freedom and he will not impose Islam forcibly. Furthermore remember that this deal is most beneficial as no countries have to go to war with this plan so no Persian soldiers have to die and this plan is much cheaper than war, too. Basically help the Arab. Fed. vassalize the Caliphate and then we'd be happy to give you some of the Caliphate's lands at a knock off price (virtually free, the money is a mere formality).
    • Persia: To the Coptic King of the Levant, I Shah Arsuf, Shahanshah of Persia, on behalf of the Sheikdoms, of Persia, and the Sultanates of the Persian Empire, wishes that I make it clear that he does not approve of the overthrow of the Hashemids and demands that they all be set free and sent to Persia, from whence they may choose their next destination. We also make it clear that, should Syria request, we will overthrow the Coptic Kingdom, and take the Levant, and reinstate the Hashemids, leaving you only Egypt. I know I am being a bit harsh, but these must be met in order for you to stay in power. (Power grab, possibly.)
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • France: The military is built up, navy expands and the colonies expand by the usual rates. Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand by 750 sq km and Guinea by 500 sq km. While this, the vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland continues. The plans to invade Tolouse are put on hold until Lorraine is under French vassalage
  • UMSHM: Saxon Norway and the Faeroes are rebuilt, and some good Germans move to the new territories.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Bishop of Australis is puzzled by the idea that Aborigines to the East think that coastal aborigines are being forced or coerced into Christ's church, or that the coastal tribes are somehow under the control of the German priests and monks. The Missionary Order simply builds churches, promotes worship amongst the locals and teaches Aborigines some German ways, whilst learning aboriginal ways. He is frustrated that the eastern aborigines don't realise that by converting aborigines, the Germans are hopefully sparing them from the exploitation that would come for pagans when the continent is colonised. The Bishop sends a Vicar-General with two other priests and a guide to meet with the so-called "tribal council" (once again, completely unrealistic, but what the hell), and discuss matters face to face. 
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km. Nea Pafos is offered to the Orissans to be bought. The king continues to deliberate on the issue as leading scholars begin to get frustrated. 
  • Crete also expands its army and navy.
  • Italia offers an alliance to the new Coptic Kingdom and also allows any citizens of Nya Gyptios to return to Egypt for free if they choose. The King orders the construction of roads, ports and schools in Italia and Siam. Weapons and ships are also sent to the Aymara's on the order of the Queen. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 3000 sq km each.
  • The Russians receive positive feedback from the Baltic staes, which become their vassals, with the Grand Duchy of Finland becoming the Grand Duchy of Greater Finland. Incorporating Eesti into its fold, as an autonomous Duchy. Riga becomes a vassal of Russia as well, fearing the same result as what happened to Sweden. Each state is granted a Bogatyr ship for their navies, which began construction immediately in the Baltic Sea shipyards. The first planned Bogatyr of the Tsar's Black sea fleet is laid down, construction of the TNS (or TBSFS- Tsar's Navy Ship or Tsar's Black Sea Fleet Ship) Svyatopolk I begins. Kanada expands by 5000 sq km (yay for the 150 year old *1.5 expansion bonus!) towards old Neu Denmark, and 1000 sq km along the Great Lakes.  (Well, towards Lake Huron...).
  • The Great Lakes have already been surrounded by Germany and Portugal. And where is this *1.5 expansion bonus coming from? And Neu Denmark has been annexed to Vinland.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and continue to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen continues. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands down the east coast once again by 10,000 km, in doing so they colonise a portion of the peninsula on the coast of the Bass Strait and the nearby bay and integrate the Aborigine people there into the Koori Union. On the coast of this bay a permanent settlement is set up to take advantage of substantial fish stocks and other resources. This settlement is named Kulin (OTL Melbourne) and begins to grow at a similar rate to all the other Koori Union settlements. A number of Koori fishermen report seeing two small islands to the south of Kulin in the Bass Strait. Word of this travels to Karmai Bardo, whose health has begun to falter, and he requests that a number of small Koori watercraft are built to investigate these islands. Gamarada Daku begins to organise the tribal forces of the Koori Union into the Koori Yung. This new fighting force shall be led by the Gamarada and shall be under the control of the Karmai. It is expected this force will be completed within the next five years. The creation of the settlements of Kulin and Cadi leads to large amounts of Koori movement and trade along the eastern coast of Australia. A scouting team is sent to the Aborigine sacred site of Uluru, with the hope of forming a Koori enclave there so that it can be protected from any outside forces.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the federation's radical Muslim minority begins to radicalise and calls for the federation to take a more pro-Muslim stance against the enemies of Islam. Some of the radicals try to stage a coup but they are stopped at executed for their treason. The heir-less Shiek of Udhailiyah is killed during the coup unfortunately. His territory is annexed by the Sheik of Al Hofuf, who has a close relative and ally of the late Sheik of Udhailiyah. The Sheik of Taqah is also killed, leaving his only child, his daughter Mizna to take over. Her husband, Sheik Aseel of Al Tayq decides to merge his state and his wife's state into a single Sheikdom; thus the Sheikdom of Taqah-al-Tayal is formed. Elsewhere, Imam Ali of Muscat continues his campaign to become Caliph, financed by many Omani nobles. Imam Ali meets with the Sheik council of the Federation to discuss Imam Ali becoming Caliph and allowing it to become a vassal of the federation. After much debate, Imam Ali agrees to the plan and the mission to make him the next Caliph is stepped up thanks to financial backing from the Federation's royal families.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation builds up its military after pirates took over one of the Sultanate's islands and the Maldives starts a campaign to get it back from the pirates.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar.
  • MODS: I WANT TO ASK YOU HOW I MAKE A WAR ALGORITHM. HOW DO I RATE THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE WAR ALGORITHM?
  • Organization of the Army of the Sikh Empire
    Punjab confederacy:
    The Sardar Sabha building completed. The cavalry academy completed. The first batch of intake have been trained. The war foundry construction completed, The irrigation network in Sutluj-Beas Delta completed, doubles the production of wheat and sugarcane in Punjab. Irrigation project on Ravi Beas Delta started. The border town of Patiala flourishes as the trade between Rajputana and Punjab flourishes. Road network between Multan, Barnala and Lahore completed. Organization of Sikh army based on the below table. Mobilises the army to the town of Multan. Punjab confederacy proposes free trade pact with Orrisa and Bihar.
    • ​I already accepted. Orissa would like a military alliance with the Sikhs.
    • Punjab accepts the military alliance with orrisa
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. A training exercise involves taking all of the unoccupied land on Ometlacatl. An offer from Germany convinces the Chambers to sell the Mayan territory east of the OTL city of Port-au-Prince. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects, to promote wealth and business. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • York: The SE African colony expands by 1500 sq km. In a daring venture, more colonists are sent, this time across the Pacific to the coasts of western Canada and Alaska.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and its borders are increased by 10,000 km toward Kitara to the south. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 1000 km, and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 1000 km. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km to the southeast toward Mogadishu, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 10,000 km to the north. The Yemeni vassal is largely considered a Christian nation by Ethiopia now. The middle-class continues to expanded, and Hindi is now considered the secondary language of some three million Ethiopian subjects thanks to the education program.
  • The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. Even more are converted, and oppressive measures mean conversion numbers are very large. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants profits grow. In schools, Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Ethiopian has gained a significant prominence in Merchants' lives as it makes trading much much easier. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. More learn how to speak Orissan. The Khmers have an easier time with the Orissans as they are under a Hindu nation (the Khmers were Hindu warriors, true story). SOC officially opens up relations with the Koori Union and begin the ask for trade deals and stuff. Some SOC ships also continue to travel toward the coast of China (trading successfully), and they stumble onto Japan. Meanwhile, the Taj Mahal has been continously been constructed over the past 10-15 years and is beginning to near completion.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We are happy that peaceful contact has been made. We offer the following deal. In return for: weapons, armour, and ammunition, supplies and food aid, a number of large ships and training for piloting said ships, training in metal working, ship building, and advanced combat tactics, and advisors and translators who shall help modernise the Koori Union. We offer: a trade deal, an alliance between our two states, and the acceptance of Hindu missionaries into the Koori union. Does Orissa accept this offer?
    • Orissa's SOC finds the deals very accpetable. Although they do think that if they give the Koori's their ship building techniques, they would like an exclusive trading pact (just very good trading basically). We will start the process next year.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We agree with this logic and form an exclusive trading pact for the next ten years as a result.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • The Germanic Empire expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 4500 sq km around the Great Lakes (basically connecting all the separated parts) and continues to incorporate Nye Norge into the Germanic styles. Mysore continues to exert influence on Travancore.
    • The Raja asks to reaffirm Orissa's alliance with the Germanic Empire.
    • Sure. ~ Germanics

1676

Myanmar conquers the decaying kingdom of Arakan.

  • Portugal, Aragon, Navarra, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Aragon, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile, in Castille, with the death of Pascual de Trastámara, Archbishop of Toledo, Luis Fernández de Lara, fourth son of Fernando VI of Castille, becomes Archbishop of Toledo. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 1000 sq km, and Sofala expands 200 sq km, while in Brasil, Pará expands 2000 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2500 sq km, and meanwhile, the capitania of Córdoba is divided into the capitanias of Córdoba, San Luis and San Miguel.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Normandy: The colony in Madagascar expands by 1200 sq km, while the Tasmanian colony expands by 800 sq km. Prince Albert has been living in a monastery for three years, opting to not become king. Because of this, Queen JeAnne officially announces Princess Adela will inherit the throne upon the queen's death. Nationalist pressures mount in Brittany, where it seems a clash between the Norman martial law and Breton activists occurs every day. Normans have begun calling this the "Time of Troubles".
    • You shouldn't have a colony in Tasmania.
    • Well, I've been updating as such for at least five to seven turns now.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation steps up its support for Imam Ali of Muscat on his campaign to become Caliph. Otherwise this year's Sultan elections see Emir Muhammad bin Said II of Shaybah winning another term in office. This victory cement's the federation's plan to vassalize the Caliphate as Emir Muhammad is one of the main financiers of this plan. The Arabian Federation also continues to negotiate with Persia over the Caliphate question and asks Persia to look at the proposal map made in 1675 and consider it.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation, builds up its military to continue a campaign to get it back an island that had been taken over by pirates.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar.
  • Persia continues to do well, and no major event, like an assassination or upheaval, took place this year. The Shah attributes that to the larger armed forces. The 80-Year Plan continues. We continue with the full takeover of the Nejd, which is planned to take place in 1680. Up until this point, only a majority of the Nejd has been fully allied with Persia, that being Riyadh and Khafji, but now a vast majority of Arabians are accepting of Persian culture. Armenia's Sultan's son marries the daughter and heiress of Azerbaijan's King, thus unifying the two nations as the Sultanate of Armenia. While the two nations had functioned together before now, they are now officially united. Mesopotamia uses a large chunk of its finances to support Imam Ali of Muscat, and the Ayatollah officially endorses him.
    • Persia: Shah Arsuf I agrees to the partition of the Arabian Caliphate, and even offers military support for the Imam, in the event that his election should fail.
    • Arab-fed.: We thank the Persian empire gracefully for their support. With their backing Imam Ali will soon be Caliph.
  • China accepts the offer of $5 million for Von Bismarkk's land. Meanwhile, Yuanshan is expanded by 500 sq km to the east.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families begin rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • UMSHM:​ The university competition for a state flag is completed, and the King-Duke, the chief minister of
    Flag of UMSHM (PMII)

    UMSHM flag

    the Landtag and the state Landtags, senior clergymen and various other important people choose a winning design. The yellow and black are traditional Saxon colours, whilst the white represents the Catholic faith and the monarchy. The three black stripes represent the three monarchies: Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg. The flag is now proudly flown from government buildings and naval masts. Speaking of masts, the King-Duke orders the creation of a "Navy Commission" to run the country's naval affairs. It is based out of Bergen in Saxon Norway, and one of its first acts is to commission a sloop be built.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Bishop of Australis sends a small ship with a Vicar-General and a mix of white and aboriginal priests and monks to the eastern coast, to observe the natives there and view the possibility of establishing missions there (cough, Koori Union, cough). The education of aboriginal children continues in and around the missions.
  • Koori Diplomacy: It is reported by a number of Koori fishermen that there is a small ship stationed within Koori waters. A group of the Koori Yung is loaded onto small Koori watercraft, along with the local member of the Tribal Council, and pull up along what is revealed as a Magdeburg ship. The Tribal Council member declares that he comes peacefully under the orders of Karmai Gelar. He requests that he may board the ship so that diplomatic discussions between our two great states can begin. Does Magdeburg accept?
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientists begin researching into new kinds of weapons using gunpowder and a sort of telescope thing to aim more accurately. The new project is called a Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Persia is offered cooperation against the Caliphate with Rome only wanting to annex Armenia, with Persia annexing the Caliphate. Here is the offer:
    Roman offer to Persia
    • Arab-Fed.: The Arabian Federation asks the Romans not to get involved in Persia's and the federation's plans for dividing the Caliphate. A plan has been worked out already for the Caliphate if you look at the past posts for us both.
    • Rome Dip: Rome apologizes, but states you are Muslim, and we are Christian, we want Armenia, and our ally Persia wants the Caliphate's lands. We support our ally to get what it wants.
  • Italia continues to recover after the war, most infrastructure is built with the middle class prospering from the bounties of the new territories. Venetian thinkers begin to study microbes and discover some can make people ill losing a few in the process. This revolutionizes hygene standards in Italia's cities with the King ordering for proper disposal of sewage and more clean water for the citizen's wells. Venice sends out expeditions from Malacca to investigate new nations around the already mapped Australis and Nuovo Sicilia (New Zealand), plans are made for a grand fleet to colonize some of the areas on the East coast of Australis and Nuovo Sicily that seem somewhat profitable. However, the King delays the departure of the fleet in order to work on affairs at home including the consolidation of power in Western Hungary, Siam and Amyara. The King of Thrace dies heirless and rather than adminstrate the region alone, Venice decides to annex Constantinople Inner Thrace (OTL European Turkey) while diving the rest between their allies, Bulgaria, and vassals, Greece. (OTL borders). Nuovo Venexia expands 3000 sq km inland along with Nuovo Treviso, both following their border rivers (Ohio and Mississippi). Nya Gyptios expands by 5000 sq km along with Malacca and the Amyaras who move southwards.
  • The Russian government, deciding to reorgonize its empire after the colonization, signs the "Russain Realm Border treaty", signed with Norway, Finland, Minsk, Astrakhan, Tatar, Riga, Eesti, and the Saami. This treaty establishes two Tsardoms, one Grand Principality, one Duchy, one Autonomous Oblast, one State and two Dependancies: The Tsardoms of Great Russia and White Russia (or The Grand Duchy of Minsk), the Grand Principality of Suur-Suomi (Greater Finland)( encompassing the Principality of Vähemmän Suomi (Lesser Finland or Finland Proper), The Autonomous Duchy of Eesti, and Tornionlaakso, the Torne Valley), The Duchy of Riga, the Saami Autonomous Oblast, the Tatar State, and the Astrakhan and Norwegian Dependancies. The Military is updated, and Russia decides to build a new Capital for Kanada and its Duma on Ostrov Tsarevichey (PEI), naming it Petrograd. Helsinki is chosen as the capital of the Grand Principality of Suur-Suomi, and the Diet of Greater Finland begins construction, as the Titles of Tsar of Russia and Grand Prince of Suur-Suomi are linked by an act of the Duma. The "Clean the streets" act is passed, prohibiting people from dumping waste in the street, and forcing the city to pay money to build a proper sewage system, and it is also banned to pour that waste into rivers, for the sake of clean water for citizens. The city begins building rudimentary sewage, and the entire nation should have rudimentary sewers in 25 years. Russian scientists at the Academy first try to determine at what speed light travels. Russian travelers are starting to frequently use 'troikas', three horses pulling a sled, and the first recording of the use of a "balalaika" happens. Table glass is developed by Russia, and is so good, the national glassmith federation is founded.
  • France: The vassalization of Lorraine and Switzerland finishes with them surrending to the French kingdom, with this and the end of the Scandinavian war. War is declared against Toulouse in order to reach a Mediterranean outlet. Portugal is asked to aid our campaign as originally pacted. While this, the colonies expand by the usual rate 750 sq km both Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea while Guiane expand by 500 sq km. The kingdom continues growing politically and socially as people begin to increase their levels of knowledge though not as much many French would wish to do so.
  • The Koori Union expands 10,000 km up the eastern coast of Australia, sticking very closely to the coast. A large natural reef formation is sighted off this new Koori land, and is named the Guru Buruwang Reef (OTL Great Barrier Reef). This reef provides huge stocks of fish for the Koori people on the eastern coast. This leads to it becoming somewhat of a sacred site for the Koori people, and it begins to be added into the various Dreamtime myths. Gamarada Daku continues to form the Koori Yung, and a number of contingents are now successfully organised. Trade and movement up and down the eastern coast of Australia continues to grow. Karmai Bardo passes due to his ill health, and in the ensuing Tribal Council, the leader of the Wailwan tribe, Gelar, is elected Karmai. The scouting party sent to investigate the site of Uluru returns, and informs Karmai Gelar that the site could easily be turned into a Koori enclave as long as the local Pitjantjatjara tribe is dealt with. As a result the Koori Yung contingents that have been organised begin preparing for the journey to take the area. They wait on the arrival of the items from the state of Orissa, so that they may be better prepared for the upcoming conflict.
    • ​The SOC arrive in the Koori Union with many of their capable advisors and translators willing to learn the language of the Kooris and also send in some missionaries. This is the first step as Orissa will not give ships yet until the language barrier is solved and better relations between the two peoples' are established. However, the advisors bring with them military advisors as well as a small amount of guns and ammunition to train the Kooris on how to use them. The SOC also make it clear that they would be willing to invest heavily in making a proper port as long as they own a share of it.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and continue to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Munster and Liege expand economy, and vasalization of Bremen is complete. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • A tragedy strikes the nation of Orissa. The Raja passes away after having a fall from his horse while out hunting. He received wounds which were too great to survive. A very large funeral is held for the dead Raja and the people come out in their thousands to bid him one last farewell. Who takes the throne will be decided next year (govt change). The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. Even more are converted, and oppressive measures mean conversion numbers are very large. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants profits grow. It is thought that most children now go to school, either in the dunes, run by local educated women or proper schools. In schools, Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Ethiopian has gained a significant prominence in Merchants' lives as it makes trading much much easier. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams are built (missionary schools) in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. An Orissan and Ethiopian scientist develop calculus as they try to solve a complex set of equations inspired by the passing of a comet. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. The majority now have a basic understanding on how to speak the language, while the most children can also speak it fluently. The SOC also sign many more trade deals, and in return for letting Hindu missionaries into its country, the Koor people have received advisors along with military weapons and ammunition. The Taj Mahal continues construction and sees more added onto it.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • The Germanic Empire expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 400 sq km along the Lakes and Vinland expands 1000 sq km towards Neu Denmark. Mysore continues exerting influence over Tranvancore.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.

1677

  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille and León prepare their militaries.receiving the French offer, Aragon joins France's side on the war against France, hoping that, with having alliances with both France and Toulouse, Aquitaine stays neutral. Meanwhile, Aragon also asks for help of its allies on the Iberian peninsula, which leads Navarra and Castille to enter.León and Portugal still haven't answered. An invasion through the Pyrenees is undertaken, with Ramon VIII Folch de Cardona, Duke of Cardona, commanding the forces, but obviously, the advance is difficult. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, while Sofala expands 500 sq km. In Brasil, Pará expands 2200 sq km along the Maranhão River, and in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2300 sq km west.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and expand it borders by 10,000 km. Adal's borders are expanded by 10,000 km to the southeast, and Maynila's borders expanded by 10,000 km to the north. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 750 km along the coasts, and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 1250 km inland. Hindi continues to grow as a second language, and the middle-class is fast overtaking the majority of the Ethiopian population. The imperial courts continue to develop into a mercantile republic with a strong civilian politicial base. Vassalization of the tiny state next to Ethiopia continues for the third year.
  • Punjabi Confederacy: Work on siege factory starts in Multan and Lahore. Work finishes within next turn. The first batch of musket man trainees comprising of 500 trained. Rapid modernization of army continues. The Officers Academy is completed and trade flourishes with Orissan empire. Construction of hospitals in Lahore and Multan are started.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families begin rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km. Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. The King does not accept the proposal yet and continues to deliberate. The intellectuals of Cypriot society decide to perform a coup if the King does not meet their demands in one year, and plan to install the King's son, Stefanos II, to the throne.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Intellectuals in Crete catch wind of the Cypriot intellectual's plan and agree to it. 
  • China expands its military and economy. Their Incan colony expands by 500 sq km. Meanwhile, in October, the emperor dies, leaving a new emperor on the throne.
  • France: The military campaign against the Toulouse army meets up with the armies of the Iberian nations, The plan is to take as much as Toulouse territory as possible, and some manage to raid and take some Mediterranean ports. While this, the navy and the school system expand as campaigns to increase its size within the kingdom, and exploration campaigns continue and the Campaigns of Expansion of Catholicism in Australis.
    • Magdeburger Diplomacy: The Catholic Bishop of Australis, on behalf of the Holy (Catholic) Wettin Missionary order welcomes the French explorers and urges them to visit the order's missions.
  • UMSHM: The sloop-of-war is completed and launched. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Vicar-General/Ambassador to the Koori Union disembarks the ship and travels with his priestly entourage to meet with the elders of the tribes. His knowledge of the local language is non-existent. However, he and his priests are fluent in some of the Western languages.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We welcome the Vicar-General and his entourage to the lands of the Koori Union, and are happy to open diplomatic talks. We would like to request an alliance with your state, and in return we shall allow a number of Aborigine Catholic priests into the Koori Union under our control, and shall build churches to house them in all of our settlements. Do you accept?
  • Italia continues to develop infrastructure across the Italian Peninsula, Aymara and her puppets Siam and Malacca. Trade continues between the colonies and the heartlands as the Italian people experience prosperity they were unable to gain while divided. Old disputes are slowly forgotten as time heals the wounds. Meanwhile, Venice discovers the island of Nuovo Corsica (New Caledonia). Expeditions are sent out and discover rich veins of nickel on the island. Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km while Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand along the east bank of the Bela (Mississippi) and the south bank of the Myami (Ohio) by 3000 sq km each. 
  • Punjabi Confideracy declares war on Balochistan (Sindustan) due to reports of prosecution of Hindus and Sikhs in the region. Calls upon assistance from Persia, Orrisa for invasion of Balochistan. Invasion will start in the next turn.
  • Normandy: The Malagasy colonies expand by 1600 sq km. The Tasmanian colony continues to expand. However, problems with the natives spring up. Attacks occur, with natives attacking many Norman settlements in the region. Official death toll by the end of the year reaches 155. In domestic news, the economy expands, as well as the military and navy. 
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation steps up its support for Imam Ali of Muscat on his campaign to become Caliph. With lots of support from other nations, Imam Ali is almost certain to become the next Caliph upon the death of the current Caliph.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation, builds up its military to continue a campaign to get it back an island that had been taken over by pirates. After a large naval battle the Maldives' military retakes the island and destroys the pirate's presence in the Maldives islands.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar. Things are going well as pirate attacks fall in the straights.
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    The state Bavaria wants to invade

    Reiches Großraum Bayern: continues to expand military, Vassalization of Switzerland continues. The Kaiserin orders that the western sections of Bohemia be merged into the main nation. More science is conducted and a boom in barouqe art is born. Many people look on in awe at the glorious new structures that dot the Munchen skyline. The arts increase with several new symphonies written by Johan Airhaus Shmidt, the Ride of The Deutsches Volk becomes a popular hit, a symphony that puts the history of Germany from the HRE to the three Germanies, As well as the Great Nordic Wars and the old Mahdate wars. Bavaria declares war on. (I may not be able to post regularly due to my full University schedule. I will post as able. I ask that no one take advantage of my inability to post.) 
  • York: The African and North American colonies expand by 800 sq km. The economy is built up and the Royal Navy begins conscriptions.
  • Apache: Great Chief Frederick launches a large scale attack against the surrounding tribe to bring them under Apachean rule. Diplomacy will be tried first but if that fails the army will go and intimidate the tribe into submission and if that doesn't work and they fight back than the army will obliterate them. The borders are expanded 2000 km east (If I run into any colonies I'll stop before the colony borders so no wars will erupt) and expand 1500 km west.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands 10,000 km up the eastern coast of Australia, sticking very close to the coast. In doing this, they colonise a bay area with significant natural resources (OTL Princess Charlotte Bay). On the coast of this bay a permanent settlement is set up. This settlement is named Bamaga and causes trade and movement of people up the east coast of Australia. The Koori Yung continues to be organised, and more contingents are formed. The contingents formed last year are additionally trained in the use of muskets, which were provided by Orissa. They also become familiar with the use of paper cartridges, and learn how to make their own from the Orissa military advsiors. These contingents are also armoured with the steel plate armour provided from Orissa. However, only the chest, shin and forearm plates are used so that they can still maneuver effectively and the Koori fighting style is preserved. These contingents are then sent by Karmai Gelar on the journey towards Uluru with the goal of securing it. The Koori Union accepts the offer to receive investment to build joint ports in Koori land, and asks Orissa if they would be willing to help build ports in Cadi, Jagera, Kulin, and Bamaga. In return for this they offer a 40% percentage of all profits from these ports. We wait to hear their response. The Orissa missionaries are provided aid to set up Hindu temples in the Koori Union's settlements. A number of small Koori watercraft are completed on the south coast of Australia are and launched to investigate the two islands spotted two years ago.
    • Orissa is glad that the Kooris are willing to let the Orissans have a share of the profits and soon begin construction of the port harbours. More ammunition and rifles are also sent along with more military advisors.
    • These muskets and ammunition are received and the newest Koori Yung contingents begin to be trained in their use. The military advisors also teach these contingents how to make their own paper cartridges.
    • The SOC see that their supplies are being well-used. They also see the rudimentary rafts of the Kooris, and promise to help them build better ships once port facilities are completed so that equipment can be landed onto their nation much easier.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and continue to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • A succession crises breaks out this year as the King's oldest son takes the throne, but he is not the preferred candidate by parliament (and de facto the people). They prefer the youngest son, who has shown leadership qualities and is much more diplomatic than his older brother. His older brother tries to exile him away from the nation, but as luck would have it Parliament offers their full support. He agrees and his older brother is overthrown and the younger one is installed as the leader. He becomes the youngest Raja to lead Orissa, being only 15. He quickly signs a few laws which give slightly more power to the Parliament to keep them on his side. The new Raja hopes to let Orissa enter an era of Pax, to let it become the power in the area it needs to be. His older brother is exiled to the Scandinavian island. The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. Even more are converted, and oppressive measures mean conversion numbers are very large. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants profits grow. It is thought that most children now go to school, either in the dunes, run by local educated women or proper schools. In schools, Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with EthiopianGerman is also taken quite a lot. Ethiopian has gained a significant prominence in Merchants' lives as it makes trading much much easier. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams (missionary schools) are built in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The Orissan-Ethiopian pair discover something which will change the scope of science in the region (because I discovered it second). F=ma. The simple formula is the fomula for gravity. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold, with the exiled Raja now taking residence of the island. The majority now have a basic understanding on how to speak the language, while the most children can also speak it fluently. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The relations with the Kooris improve greatly, and the SOC put all their might is getting the ports completed as quicly as possible. Thousands of workers are used to build the ports as quickly as they can, and it seems they will be finished by the beginning of the next year.
    • Sorry, Russia already discovered gravity...Russia had an Isaac Newton...
    • What year?
    • Oh, in 1665? That's too early, it was discovered in 1672 in OTL.
    • So what it was discovered in OTL seven years later? This is an alternate timeline, things can be invented before they are in OTL, things can change, as many things are discovered because of circumstance. Varlamov discovered gravity in 1665, Newton in 1672, close enough, right? There was not really that much difference in the technologies in that type of year span that made 1772 the ideal year, other than his age, but hey, since Newton is either never born, or pursues an entirely different carreer, it is perfectly plausible for a person to come say five or seven years in advance, that was born about that many years earlier, to actually invent something. but a general rule of thumb is to not invent or discover things more than ten years in advance usually, with rare exceptions (mostly involving accidental discoveries, or discoveries made by chance) (and  just a side note, the actual formula for gravitation energy is a bit more complicated than that... its F=G(m1m2 / r2)) (G being the gravitational constant) it just simplifies to F=ma and that is good for most cases involving what people usually need it for...
    • Ugh, fine. Lx, you beat me on this one, but I'll get you. :P
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • The Kanadian Duma Finishes construction in Kvebek, and Petrograd continues to be built. Kanada expands 4000 sq km along Gaspezie towards old New denmark, and 500 sq km along the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, the Russian economy is updated, and new trading policies with Russia's new vassals and Dependancies begin. The colonial Dumas will have limited power, but will still be able to make laws that apply to them only. New and better rifling is developed, and presented to the tsar, who immediately likes it, but realises that the real problem, is the round bullet...he decides to give a reward of 2000 rubles and a government contract to the person that can design and build the best rifle-ammo combination. Phosphorous is discovered by the Russian Academy of Sciences just as they are about to close their alchemy departement, in favor of a chemistry department, when their last alchemist dies after putting stale urine in ashes to try to find the element responsible for fire. In any case, the first true "Newspaper" is published in Moscow, The Moscow Times.
    • Why do your colonies expand by 6000 sq km?
    • Sorry, My bad, I thought the bonus for colonies older than 150 years was *1.5 not 500 sq km
  • Germany expands its military. Vinland expands 500 sq km to bridge the Neu Denmark part with the main part of Vinland. Neu Berlin expands 4000 sq km along the Great Lakes.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientistscontinue research into the Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Persia is offered cooperation against the Caliphate with Rome only wanting to annex Armenia, with Persia annexing the Caliphate.

1678

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
    • After discussing with the new Raja, the SOC offer a full trading alliance to the Japanese and maybe a diplomatic alliance if the Mononobes are fine with it.
    • Shogun Mononobe Hiromitsu happily accepts both the trade agreement and diplomatic alliance with the SOC.
  • The war continues, with small advances being made, while a joint action of the Aragonese navy and a small army manages to take over Narbonne, not much advances are made inland, as Foix proves itself difficult to take. Meanwhile, seeing that most of its vassals are at war, joins Aragon, which, forces León to join due to the alliance they have with Portugal, despite the king Alfonso XIV preferring to not involve himself on this war. Meanwhile in Aragon, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a girl, who is named Constança. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, while Sofala expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 2400 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2600 sq km.
    • Rome sends troops to aid in your war.
  • Apache: The expansion continues with more tribes coming under Apachean rule the borders have changed by 3000 km to the west, 500 km to the north and 1000 km to the east. There are three armies mostly composed of militias. Western Army 2000 militia, 500 regulars, and 250 cavalry. Eastern Army 1750 militia, 1500 regulars and 150 cavalry. Northern Army 1600 militia, 600 regulars and 50 cavalry. Each headed by a War Chief appointed by the Elder Council.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
Roman offer to Persia
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientistscontinue research into the Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Persia is offered cooperation against the Caliphate with Rome only wanting to annex Armenia, with Persia annexing the Caliphate. Here is the offer:
  • Ethiopia continues vassalization of the small state to its east, while expanding its borders by 10,000 km toward Kitara. The military and economy continue to be expanded, and the middle-class continues to grow. Hindi is the third most widely spoken language in Ethiopia as the addition of new Hindi signs and books into Ethiopia begin. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 700 km along the coasts, the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 1,300 km along the coasts. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km to the south, and the vassal of Maynila expanded 10,000 km to the north. The vassal of Khmer Koch expanded its educational system, and road networks between all of the major cities replace the old dirt roads. Christianization of the vassal also begins. The vassal of Yemen expands its economic infrastructure to serve as a major trade center for Ethiopia.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km. Rajputs begin to colonize the new territory of Viyētanāma carved out of Siam.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its economy. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km, and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km. The intellectuals, accompanied by various sympathetic members of the military and the peasant population, stage a revolt against the King and quickly install his son in power. He is crowned King Stefanos II, and immediately accepts the scientist's reforms and begins to separate the Church from the state. 
  • Russian government continues to try to find the perfect rifle, and still puts up that contest. In the meantime, the economy is improved and the first electoral districts are drawn up for Kanada. The Diet of Greater FInland finishes construction, and electoral divisions are drawn up for that as well. In any case, Astrakhan is offered a chance to become a Russian Vassal, becoming the "Astrakhani State" instead of the "Astrakhani Dependancy" really officially gives them control over internal affairs, while listening to Russia for external affairs. In any case, plans to conquer that tiny little state that looks like it might be Abkhazia are drawn up, and expansion into the wildreness of Sibiria continues...very optimistic to reach the Pacific by 1695. Novorossiya expands by 2000 sq km up the Mississippi, Kanada expands 2000 sq km along the Great Lakes.
  • China's military and economy are expanded as its Incan colony expands by 500 sq km.'
  • UMSHM: A group of merchants and traders come together do discuss establishing a trading post on the African coastline, to assist with the Magdeburger Spice trade from the East Indies. They petition the King-Duke to grant them a Royal/Ducal charter enabling them to set up and administer the colony. (Mods: Am I allowed to do this?) Nought else interesting happens.
    • You would have to develop your navy first.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Vicar-General accepts the deal presented by the Koori, and, leaving a few aboriginal priests behind, sails back to Saint Boniface (as the settlement around the mission has become known) to tell the Bishop of the treaty. The Bishop ratifies it, and sends it off to Europe on a passing Magdeburger spice trader so the Primate and the King-Duke can also ratify it. 
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation steps up its support for Imam Ali of Muscat on his campaign to become Caliph. This year the current Caliph of the Arabian Caliphate dies and with lots of financial backing and support from major powers, Imam Ali is elected to become the new Caliph of the Arabian Caliphate. Thus vassalizing the Arabian Caliphate on behalf of the Arabian Federation though the appointment of Imam Ali as Caliph.
  • Caliph Ali the new Caliph of the Arabian Federation begins his reforming of the Caliphate state, saying that the nation should be focused on the spiritual rather than mortal and he begins slashing spending to make up for the expensive policies of his predecessor Caliph. As the economy of the Caliphate is built up, the Caliph notices a large hole in the finances of the Caliphate and Caliph Ali begins working on a plan to solve this problem.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation, builds up its economy to recover from the pirate war.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar. Things are going well as pirate attacks fall in the straits.
  • Italia builds up its infrastructure. Malacca, Nya Gyptios and Aymara expand by 5000 sq km each with the Aymaras expanding along the coast. Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Brescia expand by 3000 sq km each along the banks of the OTL Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families begin rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • York: The North American and African colonies expand by 2000 sq km. The military and economy grow, as well as the population.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands 9000 km up the east coast of Australia. The small Koori watercraft finally land on the two islands south of Kulin after many false starts caused by bad weather. They find that the islands are inhabited by indigenous people not unlike themselves, and that there are plentiful fish stocks in the surrounding waters. This leads to the group's respective leaders deciding that instead of trying to return to the mainland, that they shall expand the Koori Union's lands, and take advantage of the resources on the islands. As a result on each island a 500 km area is brought under Koori control, these areas are both located on the northern shores of their respective islands. A few of the watercraft are launched back towards the mainland to report this decision to the Tribal Council. The Koori Yung contingents finally arrive at the sacred site of Uluru and begin the war to defeat the Pitjantjatjara Tribe using their advanced weaponry provided by Orissa (See Algorithm). They aim to exile the tribes current leaders and integrate the tribe into the Koori Union as a member tribe enclave. The Koori Yung is finally organised and becomes the formal army for the Koori Union. All of its contingents are now trained with the use of muskets, armour, and paper cartridge manufacturing by the Orissa military advisors. They begin to form up in the settlement of Cadi in preparation for a coming conflict. The Koori ports continue to be built after the massive push by Orissan workers.
  • It requires some years to learn a language and begin discussions. Also, ports take a while to build and finally the largest concern I have with this post is the sudden and rapid expansion you have had up and down the East Coast. Basically such rapid expansion for a tribal nation is impossible. 
  • I didn't need to learn the whole language to make this deal, only a rudimentary understanding was required. The ports were rapidly constructed using thousands of workers from Orissa, which meant that they could in fact be built in a year. I'm just building simplistic wooden ports here. Finally I have stuck to the 10,000 km. I was told I could expand by one of the moderators. I have been colonising these lands for five years, not all at once. Look at the Koori Union page, I have only colonised a tiny stretch of land that runs the length of the coast, and set up settlements at certain points. So this claim that a 'tribal nation' couldn't colonise these lands is unfair as I have stuck to the rules explained to me. So could you uncross my post now please?
  • Why would the Japanese give away islands if a complex reason was not explained to them. Why would Orissa give you thousands of workers for free without a lot of reasoning? History did not give the Australian Aborigines so many things (not even a tribal union) so don't push the lines. Also please remember the Aborigines travel by FOOT. It takes months to travel around your current area it would take a YEAR to walk from the Torres Strait to the Bass Strait not to mention carrying food and water along the desert areas. And just how would a loose confederation of tribes hold down such a vast territory?
  • I have edited this post to reflect what has been decided in various dicussions.
  • France: The war with Toulouse continues as Portuguese and French armies met in the small territories of the Toulousian rural regions near the Pyrenees. While this, the navy expands and the colonies continue Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea both by 750 sq km and Guiane expands by 500 sq km. While this, the infrastructure is worked upon as the nation has been behind for several decades and with the campaign on Toulouse, France seeks to regain the title of being one of the Western Europe's World powers such as Germany, Italy and Portugal. While this, the growth of military is stopped and the educational system reache the 30% of the countries population, Burgundian and French become the greatest and widely used languages in the Countries education system. While this, the Patriarch Mikhael VI sends his own group of bishops to convert the Australian aborigenes, and with them the French Catholic bishops to meet up with the Saint Boniface mision in Western Australis. Nea Konstaninoupolis grows in the Brasilea as great trading city for the French merchants in the Atlantic zone and the Sea of Nova Gallia or the Sea of Burgundy (Southern Caribbean in the coast's of colombia).with the inminent end of the conflicts with Toulouse plans to bring Sundgau and Strassburg to French vassalage may begin. While this, Frederick falls ill and his brother Louis I of the Burgundian France (Don't know which in the French order by this time) begins to rule as regent until his brother can return to power and to rule over France as king of the Constitutional monarchy.  Also, when I can return to the 4000 sq km expansion rate because my colonies have almost three hundred years?
  • Raja of Orissa. However, he begins to feel sorry for his brother, and goes to meet him on his island. He finds out that he has already married someone. Talks between them are frosty, and the Raja heads back after accomplishing nothing. The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. Even more are converted, and oppressive measures mean conversion numbers are very large. The construction boom continues and industry sees a growing boom as construction materials are made and used. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants profits grow. It is thought that most children now go to school, either in the dunes, run by local educated women or proper schools. In schools, Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with Ethiopian. German is also taken quite a lot. Ethiopian has gained a significant prominence in Merchants' lives as it makes trading much much easier. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu sees more Vedics in its country and many temples and ashrams (missionary schools) are built in the country, helping poor children get an education in language and religion. The hub cities see normal growth and more houses are built in the cities, too. The Navy sees its new class of ships being constructed and delivered to it on time, and they help transport people. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The Orissan-Ethiopian pair receive a lot of praise, but are gutted to find out they were second to the discovery. They continue to keep working on Physics experiments, however. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold, with the former Raja now married and expecting a child. Children in the nation can now speak Hindi fluently. Adults know enough to get by in Orissa itself. However, in their daily lives, most still speak Swedish. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where is beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The ports in the Koori nation are completed, and the SOC soon establishes the ports as their regional trading hubs. With the Koori being co-operative and profits beginning to flow into SOC coffers, the SOC will keep its side of the deal and will send ships and their blueprints next year.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • Germany expands military and colonies.
  • Luxembourg expands military.

1679

A large earthquake hits Armenia killing hundreds and bringing much devastation to the region

  • The war goes on. Meanwhile, while the Portuguese naval presence greatly helps out the Aragonese on the maritime front, the land forces can't do much and, aside of the capture of Montpellier, not much territory is gained. Ramon VIII Folch de Cardona still hasn't made any significant advances, which leads Alfons VI to replace him with Guillèn XIV de Montpellier, Count of Tortosa, as commander of the Aragonese forces in the Pyrenean front. Meanwhile, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a boy, who is named Sanç. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a girl, who is named Beatriz, and in late November, Garcia II falls ill. While in Castille, Fernando VI attempts to arrange a marriage for his 17-year old grandson Juan. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, while Sofala expands 400 sq km and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2200 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2300 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Hiromitsu steps down and Mononobe Akiyuki becomes Shogun. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Apache: The Apachean expansion continues. The eastern border expands 500 km the western border 6000 km and the northern border 2000 km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation as the federation's leaders praise the efforts to get Imam Ali elected to Caliph. The federation begins helping their new vassal by helping to sort the Caliphate's finances by offering loans and support.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Caliph Ali the new Caliph attempts to fix the finances of the Caliphate. He considers selling off some of the Caliphate's "unneeded territory" to its neighbours. Diplomats are sent to the Arabian Federation, Nejd, Persia and Levantines.
  • The Maldives, a vassal of the Arabian federation, builds up its economy to recover from the pirate war.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar. Things are going well as pirate attacks fall in the straits.
Small state east of Ethiopia

Warsangali, the small state Ethiopia vassalized.

  • Ethiopia continues to expand its military and economy, and expands its borders 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 1000 km, and the colony of Yawah Wajab by 1000 km. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km, and its military and economy developed by the Emperor. The Ethiopian government is classified as a mercantile federation by the Emperor as of 1679, and the disestablishment of the nobility completed. The merchant class of Ethiopia rules over the nation, of which half of the population can be classed as middle-class. On the orders of the Emperor, the creation of a history detailing Ethiopia's rise from a primitive nation to a powerful modern colonial empire is to be published, and to enter into circulation into the Ethiopian library system. New books are purchased and written for the schools in Ethiopia and its vassals. The process of replacing the populations of the colonies and the vassals with those of Ethiopian decest begins, starting with Adal and Yemen. Also, the kingdom of Warsangali, east of Ethiopia, is finally transformed into a vassal of the empire.
    • It is called Warsangali.
    • Thank you very much.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • France: The campaigning in Toulouse continues as the Aragonese and Castilian armies fight in the south the French armies continue destroying and ravaging the north, the colonies expand by the usual rates and the missionaries continue going towards australis.Infrastructure is built up.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families begin rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke declares a program of naval development to increase Saxony's power both within and outside Europe. The Admiralty board commissions two corvettes from Brandenburger shipbuilders, and begins training sailors and officers. A rank structure is designed: Unteroffizier (warrant officer), Leutnant, Korvetkapitan, Kapitan, Admiral, Komissar-Admiral. The uniform for officers is navy blue, and consists of a long open coat with gold piping and epaullettes (depending on rank). HM also ratifies the treaty with the Koori Union.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Primate of the German Catholics (that is, Catholics who are german, not germanic catholics) asks the king of France to come to a meeting to determine which areas of Australis should be given to which nation's missionary corps. His Emminence expands the state's merchant fleet, to meet the growing costs of maintaining the Australis Missions.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Surplus grain and other items are sent to Armenia for aid for the earthquake. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. The new king consolidates his reign among popular support of the people. 
  • Italia continues to develop its infrastructure with roads and ports at top priority. The Aymaras expand 7500 sq km southwards as the Queen of Italia delivers Western methods and technologies to the Aymaran peoples allowing for an improvement in their standard of life. The Malaccas and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 1000 sq km along their rivers due to a small outbreak of the plague in the Venetian colonies. It disappears as rapidly as it arrived. Nuovo Brescia expands by 4500 sq km along the coastline of Papua up to the agreed borders with Nippon. Trade in Japanware continues to boom.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientists continue research into the Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Persia is asked if it can buy Armenia.
  • York: The North American colonies expand by 2000 sq km. The economy stagnates for a month or so during the Spring, and then continues to expand for the rest of the year. This is due to tax protests around the realm.
  • Normandy: The colony in Madagascar expands by 1100 sq km. Native troubles in the Tasmanian colony also continue, claiming the lives of 97 by year's end. Queen JeAnne diverts troops from the increasingly nationalist, unstable Brittany to Tasmania to deal with the threat and secure the colony.
  • The Russian colony of Novorossiya expands by 2500 sq km, as well as the Russian colony of Kanada, along Gaspezie. THe Military is updated, and nobody yet has made a reliable rifle ... In the meantime, The new elections roll over, and the Duma is realtively unchanged, but the changes that were made bring education to the front of the agenda, and a draft "education bill" is written, but not tabled.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continue thinking of claiming the territories of England, as inheritance rights, and continue to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • The Raja of Orissa turns 18 this year, and looks to find himself a bride. He soon finds himself one in the Kumari of Kolkata (who is a year younger), becoming instantly attracted to her. He asks her hand in marriage and she accepts. The two are married with great pomp. The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continues. The construction industry steps back into normal production as boom finishes. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants profits grow. In schools, Cebunese is learnt in large numbers along with Ethiopian. German is also taken quite a lot. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Many ashrams have been made in Cebu and children now enjoy some scope of studies and can write Hindi and Cebunese fluently. Ashrams are also build in Khmer, but the Orissans prefer to keep the warrior nature of the Khmers going. The Khmer warriors begin to be added into the Orissan army as aggressive units. The Navy grows and ships begin overhauls. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold, and a daughter is born to the former Raja. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where is beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The SOC utilise the newly completed Koori ports to great effect, selling crops and seeds to the locals in return for gold.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. More spices are grown in its territories, with many farmers moving to Sundabang where there are less people - to try to set up new lives. Vedic Hinduism conversion also takes place. Huge migration between its territories continues, and many decide to move to Negara Daha or Sundabang and visa versa. The vassal of Negara Daha expands by 10,000 km inland, with Sumedang also expands 10,000 km.
  • Germany expands military. Neu Berlin expands by 4000 sq km along the Great Lakes (should be surrounded by now) while Vinland expands 500 sq km, reaching Neu Denmark via Nova Scotia. The Kaiser dies after accomplishing his greatest goal of defeating the Scandinavians and the 13 year old Friedrich Ludwig Leopold Wilhelm takes power as Wilhelm VII. Guided by his relatives, he announces that Germany has interested in the Australis lands (mostly to spread Germanic Catholicism over orthodox Catholicism) and that he is searching for a bride.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.

1680

PMII1680

Orissan workers and diplomats bring the plague and smallpox to the Koori Union. Tens of thousands of people die and others are scarred for life. Some of the tribal elders believe it is a sign from the Rainbow Serpent that the Orissans are evil and must be killed.

OK. I can't help but think that what is happening is really unfair to me. I have just had my expansion for the last five years pretty much retconned even though I stuck to the expansion rates I was told I could perform and followed the rules. Now I have the plague and smallpox turn up at the same time? I'm not going to accuse anyone of being biased as I would like to hope no-one would be that harsh. But I do think some people don't want to see the Koori Union expand so that they can grab large chunks of Australia in 1700.

No-one can grab large chunks of Australia at the start of 1700. Colonizing new lands is slow as in 200 sq km per turn. The thing is, the Aborigines had no experience with smallpox or the plague and therefore once exposed to the diseases would suffer significantly like they did in OTL. 

Fair enough about the expansion rates then. I know they would suffer significantly but I am more concerned with both diseases turning up at once.

Many Orissans would have carried the bugs without displaying the symptoms. Without any natural immunity to the diseases, the Aborigines just die. And there would have to be a lot of Orissan workers to build ports, so the odds of one of them either having the bugs or carrying them are very much in the diseases' favour. Callumthered (talk)

If I may chime in. How do the Orissan have two deadly diseases at once when only one would only ever be present, and the other having since faded from history since the late-1300s? When the Spanish popped up in the Americans, the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans suffered from smallpox, not the plague and smallpox combined. It would be reasonable for smallpox to appear, but for the plague to just appear out of nowhere when it wasn't around since it died out in the 14th century is but impossible, implausible, and somehow possibly god-modded. ~Viva

Thank you for the above. As I said, I don't have a problem with smallpox appearing as that happened OTL. I'm concerned about the plague turning up at the same time and out of nowhere. Hailstormer (talk) 16:04, April 23, 2013 (UTC)

The plague does not exist. I made sure of that with my sewage and waterway construction in the cities that is would die out. My cities are very clean (keep in mind the industrial revolution hasn't started yet so I can have the cities clean). ~Imp

Plague outbreaks existed worldwide until the early 20th Century. The last plague outbreak killed over 100 people in Sydney, Australia in 1902. Also, plague is carried by fleas that live on rats. They remain even if your cities have nary a speck of dust. Rats from the ships spread the disease across Europe and they can do the same here. Scandinator (talk) 17:10, April 23, 2013 (UTC)

But what your doing is multiplying an effect that didn't effect any other native groups as your trying right now, and using it with another deadly disease that would have been suffient. However, trying to push the plague into the mix now gives the very reasonably suspected belief that this is a mod-targetted device to prevent Orissa from reaching Austraila, or to keep it from expanding. Its too suspicious and too implausible to believe. The plague effected no other tribes in real life after the 14th century, yet it magically appears out of nowhere when Orissa reaches Austraila. I'm not buying it. ~Viva

It's not like I'm even trying to puppetise him or anything. But fine, I'll be on my way from here, too. ~Imp

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Hiromitsu steps down and Mononobe Akiyuki becomes Shogun. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km, and the vassal of Warsangali expanded by 10,000 km into the Horn. The Christianization of the vassal begins, and the population of Adal and Yemen are slowly replaced by Ethiopian peoples. The vassal of Maynila is expanded by 10,000 km to the north. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä (northern Swahili city-states) is expanded by 2000 km. Hindi continues to grow as a secondary language, with its introduction into the market system of Ethiopia.
  • The war apparently continues, and while the front on the Pyrenees is still a stalemate, with some Portuguese help, the Aragonese forces manage to take more coastal territory between Narbonne and Montpellier. Meanwhile in Portugal, Garcia II dies in February, and is succeeded by his son Afonso, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Afonso XI, Emperor of Spain, King of Portugal, Galicia, Algarve and of either side of the sea in Africa, Prince of Brasil, Duke of Viseu, Ferrol and Guimarães, and Lord of Guinea, of either side of the Rio da Prata, and of Commerce, Navigation and Conquest on India, Sofala and Moçambique. Meanwhile, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to boy, who is named Afonso, and which dies after two months. Meanwhile, further east, the Tejo river overflows, causing floods on León and in Castille. Meanwhile in Navarra, Fernando II dies, and is succeeded by his son Garcia, which is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Garcia VIII, King of Navarra".due to being 15 years old at the time, his uncle Juan VIII de Lara, Duke of Vizcaya, assumes the regency. Meanwhile, in Castille, Fernando VI arranges Juan's marriage to Leonor Lasso de La Vega, daughter of Garcia IX Lasso de La Vega, Marchess of Argüeso. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 1000 sq km south along the coast, and Pará expands 1500 sq km along the Maranhão, while in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2200 sq km west.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation as the federation's leaders praise the efforts to get Imam Ali elected to Caliph. The federation begin helping out their new vassal by helping to sort the Caliphate's finances by offering loans and support. Federation troops put down another rebellion in the Zanj coast colony, and this leads to the colonial government considering reforming the way the colony is ruled.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Caliph Ali the new Caliph attempts to fix the finances of the Caliphate. Negotiations continue with the Arabian Federation, Nejd, Persia and Levantines over selling off some of the Caliphate's territories. Otherwise Caliph Ali continues to push forward to become a more involved spiritual leader of all Muslims sort of like the Pope of the Roman Catholic church.
  • The Maldives, builds up its military after the Sultan is nearly killed by an anarchist. This includes a new royal guard unit to protect the Sultan and an expanded navy to make sure pirates don't take over any territory in the Maldives in the future.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar. Things are going well as pirate attacks fall in the straits, especially after a large pirate settlement on the western coastline of Madagascar is destroyed.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy as the Incan and Australian colonies expand by 500 sq km each. Meanwhile, the nobility and the emperor begin having a famous series of squabbles regarding the handling of the economy.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. To increase income, an exclusive trade deal is offered to their northern neighbors, the Apache. In exchange for buying all of their crops from the Mayans, the Mayans will give them a discounted price. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Agricultural sciences are in high demand, and therefore focused on the most. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces, and around several plantations. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • France: The war is over and as much as coastal territory is taken from Toulouse and some parts are left as a vassal state of Occitania. While this, the Military is built up and navy expands. The Kingdom expansion lead by Frederick surprises many as many saw him as weak as they thought he was. Colonies expand at usual rates and more bishops are sent of both Orthodox and normal Catholicism.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up.
  • Apache: The Apachean Elder Council accepts in hopes that many Apacheans will becoma merchants or craftsman and increase the income. Power is consolidated in the newly conquered provinces.
  • UMSHM: The navy is built up some more. The King-Duke declars that the Catholic Missions in Australis are to come under official Saxon protection, and he hopes that in the future Saxons will be able to colonise the area around Saint Boniface.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: A large group of priests (both European and aboriginal) are sent to the Northern peninsula of Australis (around OTL Darwin). There, they build a church (named Saint Thomas) and begin tentative encounters with the local tribes. Attempts are made to begin to learn the local language, which is substantially different from the Bonifacian tongue.  
  • Venice continues to build stronger infrastructure with the focus moving to strengthening important building in preparation for potential earthquakes. The King also orders seismographs to be placed in all major cities and near large volcanoes. Over three thousand are purchased from China as no caster in Europe could make one. The King views this as an insult to Western technology and comissions a new European model for seismographs. Venice begins the process of building more arsenals in Genoa, Naples and the Port of Rome. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 1000 sq km along their rivers. Nuovo Brescia expands by 4500 sq km to consolidate the final areas of Papuan coast argreed to with Nippon. Venice encourages Nippon to colonize up to the Venetian border so land trade can begin between the two colonies. Botanists and naturalists journey into the mountains of Papua and encounter cannibals and exotic creatures. Samples and specimens are sent back to Europe with some believing that some of these plants and animals may possess cures for some aliments. 
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. The king continues to consolidate his power, and the church's influence on the government is relaxed, though it still does play a part in some influential decisions. 
  • Crete continues to stimulate its economy.
  • Punjab continues to be at war with Balochistan. Skirmishes break out near Quetta and Multan. All forces are on red alert. Seige factory was finished in previous turn. The cannons roll out of seige factory. 27 come out in a year. The army ready for all-out invasion.
  • MODS - HOW DO I RATE THE VARIOUS KEY POINTS IN THE WAR ALGORITHM?
  • Russia officially drafts the Education Bill, and it is tabeled. This bill would require that every family, living in an urban setting, have at least one literate member per family. The Russian military gets a stern upgrade, and expansion into the wilderness of Sibiria continues. Novorossiya expands by 4500 sq km. The first Bogatyrs in the Black Sea fleet get commissioned: the TNS Rurik Yuga and TNS Svyatogor II.
  • Bavaria is rocked by several earthquakes that cause minor damage to some structures. Unfortunately, the Grand Cathedral of Munchen was heavily damaged and the Western Spire fell into the street, killing hundreds. The Empress orders new safety laws to be enacted as well as strict building codes to help avoid another such tragedy. The war continues, and reports come in stating Grand Bavarian victories. The war is not yet finished, though.
  • Koori Union: The smallpox and plague epidemics have ravaged the Koori population. The number of dead is innumerable, but it is estimated that around 40% of the population of the Koori Union has been killed. However, outbreaks have ceased and those that have survived contact with the diseases seem to now be immune to their effects, so it is hoped that the worst has now passed. These epidemics have caused huge religious recruitment for Dreamtime, and by extension the Rainbow Serpent. Large buildings built to worship the Rainbow Serpent and follow Dreamtime are built in all of the Koori Union's settlements. The war for the sacred site of Uluru continues, but the tide seems to be turning against the resiliant Pitjantjatjara tribe. The Orissan military advisors fighting alongside the Koori Yung contingents for the site have learned much of the Koori fighting style. One of these advisors, who focused on the Kooris' use of their muskets, draws up a musket design to accommodate the Koori fighting style. This musket has two major changes to the design of traditional muskets. First, the bayonet usually attached to the musket barrel has been replaced with a much sturdier knife-like bayonet that has been built into the design of the weapon to make it a permanent feature. This is so that the Kooris can use the musket in the same way they would traditionally use their fighting spear. Secondly, the musket butt has had a metal plate added to it, so that when in close quarters, the Kooris can use the musket butt to significantly injure their opponents. The advisor passes this design to a group of injured travelling back to Cadi, to give to another military advisor there, with a request for some of these muskets to be manufactured to be used in the current war. The military advisor in Cadi receives this design and sets up a workshop to build these muskets, training a number of Kooris on how to manufacture them. The Koori Yung has now been formally organised for two years and, as a result, their training for the past two years has made them masterfully proficient in the use of muskets, armour and paper cartridges. Now that control of the Koori Union's military resides solely with the Karmai, the power of individual member tribes has been vastly decreased. This has caused many of the member tribes to call for a change to the current system of tribal membership, as their power now resides with their trade and diplomatic skill, something which is disproportionate to tribe size. Karmai Gelar says that he will begin to find solutions to this problem, and that he shall present his plans before the Tribal Council within the next year. The Kooris on the islands south of Kulin expand their borders until the islands are completely under Koori control. They choose to name the islands the Koori Islands. The Hindu temples are complete in all of the Koori settlements, and a number of Kooris visit them. A couple of Kooris are invited by the Orissan missionaries to train as missionaries themselves, to which they accept. The Aborigine Catholic missionaries from the west coast begin to build their churches in Koori settlements. The settlements of Wagga Wagga, Cadi, Jagera, Kambera, and Kulin now all have populations to rival small cities. A large number of previously unknown creatures called 'horses' are purchased from Orissan traders. They prove to be a vastly superior method of travel rather than on foot and begin to be used for trade and communication across the Koori Union. Whilst a number of Tribal Council members are now resisting further contact with Orissa, Karmai Gelar continues to see them as incredibly useful allies to the Koori Union.
  • Normandy: The troops sent to Tasmania have been able to quell native violence, thus protecting the colony and securing the Norman place on the island. More unrest simmers and brews in Brittany, as riots occur and isolated acts of violence against the Norman guard are committed. The Madagascar colony expands by 2000 sq km.
  • York: King Ron injures himself in a drunken stumble in the royal palace, while colonists are sent to the North American and African colonies, both expanding by 1800 sq km. Prince Richard visits Wales and fetches himself a young, Welsh maiden as his wife.
  • A daughter is born to the Raja (and Rani) of Orissa later in the year, and he is very happy. The processes of "Orissanising" Bengal continue. Trading levels reach new levels as relations with Mataram once again begin to grow very close as the two had been drifting slightly apart. With this, much movement occurs between the territories. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. The results of a whole generation being mostly schooled begins to show. Many posters and books made can now be read by more than three-fifths of the population. Most of these literate citizens also know how to speak Cebunese and Ethiopian, vital languages. As a result, Cebunese is made a mandatory language to be learnt in early years, while Ethiopian a mandatory language in later schooling years. German is kept optional, but Khmer is also opened as an option for pupils. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island the colony was established on (Borneo?). Cebu and Khmer both see economic growth as the Orissan merchants help uplift both nations' economies. In Cebu, the capital is made bigger as more people move into the city. The Khmer divisions continue to be trained in their traditional manner, letting them keep their warrior codes and things. This leads to the Khmer men developing some respect for the Orissans, but they still resent the fact that they are under Orissa. Orissa wants the Khmers to be on favourable terms and encourage their Hindu nature. Money for Khmer construction projects is also funded and roads begin to be built. The Navy grows and ships continue overhauls. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where is beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The ports in the Koori Union are finally completed, although it seems that somehow smallpox and the plague got passed on to the nation. They see that popular opinion is turning against them, and give away around a few hundred horses to the Kooris for free to try to keep them on their side.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. With most of the population Hindu, many temples are made around the country. Many roads are also made in the nation and broken down roads are repaired. In the newly occupied territories, the savage folk begin to be taught civilised ways, while many move into the new territories gained. When the population reaches enough people, they will be made into districts to be better administered.
  • Rajputana seizes a small island chain (Natuna Islands) to the south of the Viyētanāma colony creating a way station for Rajput vessels. The colonies are expanded and the military is improved.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continues thinking of claiming the territories of England as inheritance rights, and continues to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • Germanic Empire expands military. Neu Berlin 4000 sq km along Great Lakes, Vinland/Neu Denmark 500 sq km. Germanic Church sends missionaries to Australis.
  • Luxembourg expands military.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientists continue research into the Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Persia is asked if it can buy Armenia.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.

1681

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, Aragon, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Montpellier and any gained territory from the war that is east of Melgueil is annexed into Aragon, and Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, while Sofala expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 2600 sq km along the Maranhão, while in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2400 sq km. Meanwhile in Portugal, Valdemar, Count of Trancoso, dies, and his title reverts to the crown, while his son Nuno is the jure uxoris Count of Neiva.
  • Normandy: Queen JeAnne and the Royal Council introduce several new economic policies which stimulate the economy. Among the policies are increased funding for education, limber, and mining, which positively impacts the homeland and the colonies. Both the Madagascar and Tasmania colonies expand by 1500 sq km. Population expands in both realms, and the military and navy grow as well.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientists continue research into the Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Persia is asked if it can buy Armenia. Rome declares war on Azerbaijan and invades.
    • ​Hungary and Wallachia will help in the war.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and expands the colony of Msraq Qäsärä by 2000 km. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km, the vassal of Warsangali expanded by 10,000 km, and the vassal of Maynila expanded by 10,000 km. The growth of Hindi as a secondary language continues in Ethiopia. The government of Ethiopia reaches out to Orissa to begin developing an Amharic-Hindi hybrid language to prevent the rise of dialects that could possibly confuse the development of the language.
  • Dimurats: Propaganda is spread across the nation, encouraging military growth. Persia and Rome are offered an alliance. Sends Trade Caravans into other nations, and tries to increase its economic value.
    • Roman Diplomacy: We gladly accept the offer.
  • Apache: The Apachean army expands 4000 km to the east.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The trade deal is again offered to the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Agricultural sciences are in high demand, and therefore focused on the most. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces, specifically Aayinha and Copan, and around several plantations. The Chambers divert more of the money from the European trade to building more branches of the Royal Science Academy. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Apache D: The Apache send a seconed messenger confirming the trade deal. An investigation into the disaperrance of the first messenger fond out the Shamans Front is still active and killed the messenger in act of protost. His body was found hanging from a tree with both eyes taken out.
  • UMSHM: Three more ships are added to the Royal and Ducal Navy. Hessians and Paderborners are encouraged to join the navy, as there are far more pf them than there are Saxon-Nowegians and Faroese. A naval ship is sent to Australis to provide protection for the Magdeburger missions and their spice trade. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: One hundred priests, monks, nuns and deacons (some of whom are married and have children) are sent by the Primate to the newly-established Saint Thomas Mission in otl Darwin. The small number of clergymen already there gradually begin to learn the ways of the locals, as they understand that it is easier to convert people once you can communicate with them. 
  • Cyprus: continues to stabilise itself after the overthrowing of the last King. King Stefanos II continues to stimulate the economy to promote growth. Cyprus continues to grow olives and oranges, and also cheese, which it exports to the nearby countries and also Benghazi. Nea Lefkosia expands by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos expands by 700 sq km.
  • China: The nobles, upset over continued abuses of power by the Emperor, launch a conspiracy known as the Beijing Conspiracy of 1681. In November, nobles trick the emperor into signing the Dà xiànzhāng, analogous to the Magna Carta. The military and economy is expanded in the meantime.
  • Italia continues to expand its infrastructure. The nation's economy improves as a result of the increased quality of the roads and ports. Schooling continues for many in the middle and some in the lower classes. More thinkers are discovered among the peasantry leading to the King considering mandatory attendance for at least three months a year. Malacca, Nya Gyptios and the Aymaras expand by 5000 sq km with the Aymaras expanding southward. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 1000 sq km along the OTL Mississippi and Ohio Rivers respectively. Nuovo Brescia expands by 4500 sq km in the Papuan interior. 
  • France: The military is built up and navy expanded with the newly taken ports on the Mediterranean from Toulouse. While this, the growth of the trading begins and the previously forbidden merchants in the Erik's Bay return seeking for an advantage position on it as the only real threat to them in the region were the Scandinavian presence. While this, the exploration and increase of bishops from both Orthodox and regular Catholicism continues as the patriarch Mikhael send them in an active campaign to Christianize whether Orthodox or Regular Catholicism. While this, the colonies expand: Nouvelle Bourgogne by 2000 sq km, Brasilea by 2000 sq km and Guiane by 1000 sq km. While this, a Colony is founded in Eriks Bay, It's called Nouvelle Terre du Nort
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Switzerland: Military is buit up
  • France should be able to expand 4000. My first colony was made by 1456-1458 and I have 500 sq km for both the colonies, as both have +150 years.
  • York: Prince Richard and his wife have a daughter, Catherine. King Ron is once again injured, this time in a hunting trip on the Welsh border. He reports of spies and assassins attempting to kill him.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation further expands its trade network and the Federation look to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. Elsewhere the Sheikdom of Salalah annexes the Sheikdom of Sumhuram to the north of Salalah following a dynastic union.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Caliph Ali the new Caliph attempts to fix the finances of the Caliphate. Negotiations continue with the Arabian Federation, Nejd, Persia and Levantines over selling off some of the Caliphate's territories. Negotiations see some of the states in the Arabian Federation purchasing land from the Caliphate to expand their own territories. This land sale helps fix the finances of the Caliphate and Caliph Ali believes the worst is now over for the bad economic climate.
  • The Maldives, builds up its military and also founds its first university in the capital city, the University of Majeediyya.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as war is waged against the pirates in the Straits of Madagascar. The war is declared over after another large pirate settlement in the Straits is destroyed and the pirate's power is severely limited to the point of non-existence.
    • Rome offers a trade pact
  • Bengal seems to be a Hindu majority state by now, as over 60% of the population is thought to be Hindu. This allows things to improve between Orissa and Bengal. Hindi is used in official things, but Bengali is also made a permanent language as Bengal is a special case. Bettering relations sees more profits for the countries in Union with Orissa. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island next to the island the colony was established on. Cebu and Khmer both see economic growth as the Orissan merchants help uplift both nations' economies. In Khmer, more warriors are trained in how to use rifles and ammunition. However, the military is fed pro-Orissan things so they stay on Orissa's side. Many roads in the nation are completed but more are built. The Navy grows and ships continue overhauls. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where is beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The situation in the Koori Union sees delicate as a lot of things hang in the balance.
    • Rome offers Orissa and its vassals trade pacts
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many roads are completed and remade. In the newly occupied territories, the savage folk begin to be taught civilised ways, while many move into the new territories gained. When the population reaches enough people, they will be made into districts to be better administered.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The future king continues to grow, and in a few years will assume the throne. The government continues thinking of claiming the territories of England as inheritance rights, and continues to move the army. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • Koori Union: The war for the sacred site of Uluru continues, with hopes that victory can be achieved next year. The workshop responsible for the creation of the Koori fighting style muskets manufactures a large number of them. The majority are sent to be used in the war for Uluru, with some being used by the Koori Yung contingents in Cadi for training. It is hoped that all Koori Yung contingents shall be armed with this new musket within the next two years. The Koori Union expands 10,000 km along the south coast of Australia in a similar shape to current borders. The Catholic Koori missionaries complete their churches in all Koori settlements, but only receive a limited number during mass due to the recent explosion in support for Dreamtime. The Hindu missionaries from Orissa are killed by violent Kooris who believe they are responsible for the epidemics of the previous year. But not before they finish training the Koori Hindu missionaries in the ways of Hinduism. These Kooris take up control of the Hindu temples in the Koori settlements and continue to preach Hinduism. The large number of horses in the Koori Union begin to be bred due to their extreme usefulness. Trade and communication speed is greatly increased due to their use. Research into whether they can be used in warfare begins also. Karmai Gelar presents his solution to current problems with the Koori Union system of governence. He calls for the unification of the Koori Union's tribes into five states. These states would each have one of the five Koori cities as their state capital. These states would each have their own Gabami, or governor, who shall retain control of certain aspects of the state's lands but answers to the Karmai. The Tribal Council woud be replaced by the Grand Council, and would be made up of the Karmai, and the five Gabamis. The Karmai as a result would have to be selected from the pool of Gabamis, and when he ascends to Karmai, someone would take his current position of Gabami. The members of the Tribal Council are reluctent to this idea, and wish to see the planned state boundaries before they are willing to vote. Karmai Gelar as a result begins research into the most suitable boundaries possible. The ports in the four coastal cities of the Koori Union are completed. However, within days of this taking place riots of angry Kooris begin around them. This is a result of anti-Orissan sentiment due to the epidemics that killed so many of the Koori people. These riots show no sign of dying down, and it is unknown what will happen as we enter the new year. 
  • Germanic Empire expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 4500 sq km, reaching around Lake Huron, with the main part reaching the inlet on the side of Lake Huron. The Germanic Church sends more missionaries to Australis. Mysore invades Travancore again.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.
  • Russia works on economy. The Education bill is under discussion, and the Tisiatchnik of Novgorod and Tisiachnik of Moscow pass similar by-laws that make it obligatory that one person minimum per housrhold be literate (presumably so that they can teach the others) while the "education act" is discussed in the Duma. Sibirian Expansion continues.

1682

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Castille and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Aragon, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfons. Meanwhile, in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfonso. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, while Sofala expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 2500 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2300 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military is built up. The Madagascar colony is expanded by 2000 sq km. Rome offers some trade deals to Persia as well as asks if Persian forces would be open to joint training operations. Construction of the Black Sea and Indian Ocean Fleets continues as to protect Roman interests in Europe and its Madagascar colony. Roman scientists continue research into the Sniper Musket. Work continues on the economy and infrastructure. Also with the invasion of Azerbaijan, Roman forces take 35% of the country, toppling the Azerbaijanian government. Roman forces soon occupy the remainder of the country, and Azerbaijan is reorganized into the Kingdom of Azerbaijan, and Prince Isaac is placed on the throne as King while a peasant from Azerbaijan is chosen to be Queen, and she rules as Queen Eris I. She is 19. This forms a Personal Union between Rome and Azerbaijan, and the two nations are now united by Royal blood. Azerbaijan also signs a treaty with Rome forming an alliance.
    • WHOA!!! If you did not read my past posts, Azerbaijan is part of the Persian Empire, under the Sultanate of Armenia. This had been taking place for an extended period of time, but I have been out in the wilderness for quite some time now hunting turkey, so I failed to read all of this. I just got back in... and my nation has been conquered! Please, strike through all posts about Azerbaijan, since they are part of our Empire. This will lead to war, which I am reluctant to declare. If need be, this will lead to a large scale war. I will pursue this! Reximus55 (talk) 23:42, April 24, 2013 (UTC)
    • War with him, and you war with me.  You are surrounded, I am not afraid to jump in if you shoot one Roman. This is not a declaration of war, and peace and happily-ever-afterness is highly called for. The old baby 2 (talk) 00:19, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
    • I have told you before, Armenia will never accept being a Sultanate. Scandinator (talk)
    • Oh and Russia will join in on Rome's side, we made a deal about the border region, so Russia-Rome-Dimurat as well as Hungary, Wallachia, Cyprus, and Crete will crush you if you attack. Oh and the Netherlands. Back down, Azerbaijan is not and never was yours, you own Armenia that's it.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: King Isaac and Queen Eris are crowned in the capitol, and a treaty of alliance is signed between the two nations. Work on military, infrastructure and economy begins.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The young King Niejmen I assume the throne. The government claim the territories of England as inheritance rights and declares war to Wales. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
    • Rome and Azerbaijan offer the Netherlands an alliance
    • Netherlands accepts the alliances; we ask for help in our recent war.
    • Rome and Azerbaijan both send troops and supplies to aid you.
    • Hungary and Wallachia also send troops.
  • Dimurats: Begin to bribe officials in Magyura (or whatever that nation next to the Caspian Sea is). We also open Economic and military relations, seeing as we are of the same race and religion. This gives a boost to both our economies and militaries. Many new recruits are trained to shoot on horseback, to increase cavalry for any "run and shoot" type missions. Military, economy and infrastructure are improved.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • The Persian Empire finishes its massive, efforts to rebuild Armenia after the earthquake. The 80-Year Plan is restarted, after stopping in late 1679, following the earthquake. All schools are rebuilt, and Yerevan, their capital, is rebuilt with much splendor. The management of the entire catastrophe and the long-term care of Armenia is widely regarded as a success. Armenian opinions of the Shah and the Empire have greatly increased, which is also brought about by the resettlement of many Persians into Armenia to repopulate the nation. Elsewhere, in Persia, a young pupil in the University of Persepolis, Campus of Science, School of Astronomy, has discovered a comet that is predicted to return in 75 years. It is expected to return in 1758. (This is the OTL Halley's Comet.) Our military is strengthened, with special emphasis on our navies, including our Caspian Navy. Mesopotamia continues to grow as a region and Sultanate of Persia, where the 80-Year Plan never stopped. The Sultante of the Nejd has really grown, and it now includes the regions of Khafji, Riyadh, and the rest of the Nejd.
    • Persian Diplomacy:
      • We spread Nestorian missionaries throughout our neighboring nations, save the Federation. 
      • We offer to help the Punjabi Confederation, so long as the original (1671) deal remains.
      • We offer five Gold Darics (worth $7,150) to the Arabian Caliphate for the original deal, for which we supported the Caliph Ali to be the new Caliph. 
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and begins trade with the Apache. The extra business increases the Mayan economy dramatically. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Agricultural sciences are in high demand, and therefore focused on the most. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces, specifically Aayinha and Copan, and around several plantations. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Normandy: The military expands. The colonies in Madagascar and Tasmania also expand, by 1000 sq km. Nationalism is once again on the rise in Brittany, with looting and civil disobedience becoming a common problem. Queen JeAnne falls ill in the summer months. She makes a full recovery in the winter, seemingly having suffered from a bout of pleurisy.
    • ​No Australian colonization until 1700.
    • Been updating as such for the past 10-15 turns now. Also, I get why Australia proper can't be colonized, because of economic strains and such, but why not Tasmania? I feel it's perfectly reasonable to colonize the island, as it's reasonable to colonize other tropical areas like Africa and S. America.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its military and economy, and expands the middle-class further by way of progressive economic reforms that make it easier to do business in the empire. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 2000 km. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km, Maynila expanded by 10,000 km, and Warsangali expanded by 10,000 km. Hindi continues to grow in the nation as an important secondary language.
  • Italia begins to modernize its army and begins to equip them with the most modern weaponry. Massive cannons are produced in the famed furnaces of Constantinople and are ferried to Italy. The King orders ten of these cannons to be tested against a city wall replica, and to the amazement of the onlookers, the test city wall crumbled almost instantaneously. The King orders these cannons to be kept top secret. Meanwhile, progress is also made in naval technology with the submarine builders using a strong adhesive to seal the submarine's hull. Small two to six man capsules are built for testing with the engineers preparing a method for mass production in an arsenal. Nya Gyptios and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand 10,000 sq km south along the coastline. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 1000 sq km each while Nuovo Brescia continues to accept new colonists and expands by 4500 sq km. The outpost on Cape York is developed further while the Torres Strait natives are forced to accept Venetian rule.
  • UMSHM: The navy is further improved and increased. The shipbuilding industry of Saxon-Norway gets a boost from all the naval ships it has been building. (By the way, is Saxon-Norway not on the map by error, or another, more sinister reason? :) 
    • It is another. By the lack of active mapmakers (Von and Scan were busy, and I was without a computer until yesterday), the 1680 map wasn't done.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The hundred clergymen arrive at Saint Thomas (Darwin), and work continues on converting the local tribes people. Understanding of the local language has improved enough for basic conversations between the original Saint Thomas priests to have simple conversations with the natives. The Saxon warship visits the mission. 
  • France: The colony in the Erik's Bay expands by 250 sq km (as said by the Colonial Rules for the first few years). While this, Nouvella Bourgogne and Brasilea expand by 2000 sq (1500 + 500 Colonial Expand and over 150 years of existence, Guiane expands by 750 sq km. While this, the region of Occitania expands widely its navy as well as the ports of France, the military is built up and the bishops of Australis continue growing known as the Australian Knights of the lord. While this, the growth of school system reaches the 30% and Louis Ferdinand Pascal becomes one of the greatest sailors of  the French merchants travelling often to the Colony of Erik's Bay. While this, the growth of the population and lack of the Noble status bring some concern to the monarchy but not enough to put on hold any campaign. The trading routes expand from Nouvelle Bourgogne to the Chinese coast and an alliance and trade agreement is asked of China.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military is built up
  • Right about now, I got my computer back, so I can use Paint normally to make the map again. But I fear that the 1680 map might not be done. I am planning to add the 1675-1684 expansions to the 1685 map, as the 1680 map doesn't exist. So, is there some agreed border of the Scandinavian War? I can't add the updated borders if there is no agreement, and it doesn't sound like there is.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 17:25, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
  • Yeah we can skip a year so it's fine - Von
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 200 km north. The army is mobilized to invade Kuban next year.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Russia works on its military. Finally, after all these years, a small weaponsmith with a big idea pops up. A conical bullet, well, an elongated bullet that has a conical opening on the bottom, encased in a paper cartridge that was filled with gunpowder and primer (paper cartridges existed well before this era). The cartridge and ball, placed within a military-caliber rifle, would take greater advantage of the rifling, the pressure of the explosion forcing the bullet to expand (because of its conical opening on the bottom), and hug the rifling, adding accuracy and range. The Weaponsmith gets a government contract to start a business, and make bullets and perhaps cartridges for the armed forces. More submarines are built for Russian Spetsnaz. Two more Bogatyrs are laid down, as the aging Tsar Peter I "the Unifier", appoints a new Posadnik, Evgeni Mikailovich Suvorov, shortly before dying peacefully in his sleep, at a ripe old age. The Nation enters mourning for their beloved emperor, shortly before hosting elections for his successor, and the favorite, the Grand Prince of Minsk, Vecheslav Alexandrovich Romanov, is invited to be Tsar by the Novgorod Veche, and his position approved by the rest of the Great five Veches. Vecheslav is crowned in November, as Vecheslav II Romanov, Tsar and the chosen of Great Russia, Tsar and Grand Prince of Minsk and White Russia, Grand Prince of Suur-Suomi (Greater Finland), High Councilor to the Tatars and Astrakhani, Lord of Riga, Ruler of the Russian Realm, Siberia and the Colonies. During the Interregnum, the Posadnik takes advantage of the time, and tables the "Great Ryad" a universal ryad that every Tsar must sign, officially laying out his powers and responsibilities, and acting as the paramount law of the nation, out of which the Duma gets its power, along with an upper house, the newly created Senate to represent not the people, but the Regions, that is meant to objectively look at laws, and not worry about re-election. Its representatives are chosen by regional governors to represent regions. Vecheslav is the first to sign the Great Ryad (Constitution) of the Russian realm. Novorossiya expands 4500 sq km, Kanada expands 500 sq km. Sibiria expanding continues, as pioneers first establish a settlement on a lake, Lake Baikal, the settlement they dub Irkutsk.
  • York: The western North American and south-eastern African colonies expand by 1500 sq km. Domestically, another expeditionary force is sent along the lines of Wales, harassing and bribing various towns and settlements. 
  • Orissa accpets the trade deal with the Romans. With language implementation, a huge school building project is started in Bengal to help educate its populace in Orissan ways as well as on how to write Bengali and write and read Hindi. Bettering relations sees more profits for the countries in Union with Orissa. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island next to the island the colony was established on. The Khmer regiments now are proven to be loyal to Orissa. As a result, many of them are given land in Khmer and a small bonus. The Navy unveils bold new classes of ships. A small quick class is shown to be a good spy ship and observer while a large and heavily armed ship is shown to be a good destroyer of ships. The perfect combination would mean a quick victory for the Orissans at sea. The Navy quickly commisions a large number of both classes. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where is beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. In the Koori Union, large mobs attack the SOC held ports in the nation. The SOC are overwhelmed and quickly gather up as many of their workers and traders and head back to Orissa, leaving behind a few Orissans as well as a large amount of ammuntion, guns and a few horses. The SOC also forgets to take with them the blueprints which they would have otherwise given to the Koori Union, meaning the blueprints fall into Koori hands.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many roads are completed and remade. In the newly occupied territories, a large number has thought to have become civilised. When the population reaches enough people, they will be made into districts to be better administered.
  • Koori Union: The war for the sacred site of Uluru concludes, with a worthy Koori victory. The surviving leaders of the Pitjantjatjara tribe are exiled to the lands in the west. A member of the Pitjantjatjara tribe who believes the Koori Union is the future of the Aborigine people is installed as the tribe's leader. The Pitjantjatjara tribe and their lands are integrated into the Koori Union, and the new tribal leader is given a position on the Tribal Council. This provides the Koori Union an enclave in central Australia. A number of Kooris go on pilgrimage to Uluru due to the recent explosion in Dreamtime worship. The Koori muskets have now been manufactured to such an extent that all Koori Yung contingents are armed with them, with a surplus stock stored in the armouries of the Koori Union's cities. The Koori muskets are shown to be deadly weapons in the hands of the Koori Yung, combining the roles of the fighting spear and previous musket. One of the Orissan military advisors in Cadi, seeing the effectiveness of the Koori musket in the hands of the Koori Yung, begins to redesign the steel plate armour provided from Orissa, to accommodate the Koori fighting style. He sets up a workshop in Cadi for when the armour designs are completed. In the workshop producing the Koori muskets, the Orissan military advisor in charge of production begins to produce a design for a pistol to be used by the Koori Yung, with the focus being on the Koori fighting style. This pistol shall have a metallic spike coming out of the pistol butt, and a metal plate running under the barrel. The advisor responsible for the Koori musket design begins to have ideas about a common uniform for the Koori Yung, which shall provide superior protection over the traditional battle dress used currently. Research into the use of horses in the military is completed, and it is decided that they are a priceless asset that should be utilised. It is planned that all contingents of the Koori Yung shall be mounted within the next three years. The churches of the Koori Catholic missionaries and the temples of the Koori Hindu missionaries are expanded, they both still preach, but they still do not gain major followings due to the recent epidemics. However, the preaching leads to western and eastern cultures becoming knowledge of the common Koori, and many become interested in them. At the ports after the exodus of the SOC, a huge cache of knowledge in the form of books is found in various chests left behind in the evacuation. The prize piece of this is the blueprints of ships utilised by the SOC, which begin to be digested by Koori builders with advice from captured traders and workers who were left behind. Large caches of supplies are also found, including muskets, ammunition, and more horses. The prize piece found from this exodus, however, is the two captured Orissan ships, which were boarded and taken over by rioting Kooris before they could leave the port in Cadi. This in combination with the blueprints, knowledge of the captured workers, and the cache of knowledge found in the ports, shall make replicating these ships a relatively simple pursuit. The Orissan military advisors, who are now stranded in the Koori Union, are given permanent positions in the Koori Yung due to their skill and their fighting side by side with the Kooris in the war for Uluru. However, all other Orissans in the Koori Union are imprisioned for the immediate future. Karmai Gelar presents the state divisions to the Tribal Council, with the addition of Uluru as the sixth state. The Tribal Council agrees with the divisions, as they take account of the various historical bonds of the Koori Union's tribes. They vote on this major political change to the Koori Union, and the vote is unanimously positive. Karmai Gelar at this show of support, sheds a tear, and states that it is time for the Koori people to enter the modern era. The Tribal council and all current tribal boundaries are dissolved. The lands of the Koori Union are split into six separate states, each with one of the Koori Union cities as their state capital, and each is named after their own capital. So the Koori states are: Uluru, Cadi, Jagera, Kulin, Kambera, and Wagga Wagga. The Grand Council is created, and the first Gabamis are chosen from the peoples of these new states. Karmai Gelar meets with the six Gabamis in the first meeting of the Grand Council, and the first offical act of the Grand Council is to implement a program of creating a common Koori language. They choose a number of well known Koori myth tellers to begin the creation of this common Koori language from an amalgamation of the common Aborigine tongues of the Koori Union.
    • Could you please change it to two ships? Four seems too many ~Imp
    • Sure
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation further expands its trade network and the Federation look to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Caliph Ali the new Caliph attempts to fix the finances of the Caliphate. Negotiations continue with Persia other selling some land to them.
  • The Maldives, builds up its military and following the country's first university being founded, the Sultan now moves to build a more impressive education system as schools for children are made on the largest four islands. They are private and parents have to pay but it is a step in educating the nation.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy to recover from the pirate war and also because of accepting the Roman trade pact, so Comchellak's trade network is expanded.

1683

A harsh winter hits Europe this year, it's so bad that many large rivers such as the Thames freeze over. Many crops are destroyed, also and people die from the cold, too.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Aragon and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Navarra, Garcia VIII dies, and is succeeded by his brother Sancho, who is then crowned as "By the Grace of God, Sancho VIII, King of Navarra".Juan VIII still is regent, and Sancho's sister Joana is married to Philippe de Comminges, an Aquitanian noble. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a boy, who is named Nuno. Meanwhile, the title of Lord of the House of the Infantado is given to Garcia, son of Afonso XI, while Nuno, Afonso XI's brother and former Lord of the House of the Infantado, is given the title of Duke of Lugo in compensation. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 1000 sq km, while Sofala expands 700 sq km. While in Brasil, Pará expands 3000 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2700 sq km.
  • Normandy: Nationalist groups are formed in Quimper, Brittany. Queen JeAnne makes a public appearance on the matter, speaking to the public in Rouen, stating the importance of marking the difference between patriotism and nationalism, noting that Brittany maybe slipping into an emergency. In other news, the military and navy are expanded, and population grows in Rouen and Cherbourg. The colonies in Tasmania and Madagascer expand by 1500 sq km, and colonists are sent to the western shores of the Hudson bay, in North America. (I strongly believe that my Tasmanian colony should be considered legitimate. I can see why Australia may be too economically pressing for colonization until 1700, but I feel that Tasmania should be exempt. It's much smaller than Australia, seemingly much more economically friendly, and its climate is similar to that of Africa and S. America, both landmasses which have colonies.)                
    • You still failed to consider the cost of developing a piece of land over three months away from your nation which is not very large or powerful. Your entire navy plus more would be needed to supply the Tasmanian colony. North and South America are close and therefore profitable. Africa has indigenous nations, slaves and diamonds and thus profitable. Asia has exotic spices, silk, tea and china. Australia is a mass of desert with nothing, even Tasmania whose climate varies too much (back then) to produce anything other than wool which is found in Europe as well...
    • I back this up. It's against the rules to colonize Tasmania, it's uneconomical and implausible. You don't have the colony and never should have in the first place -Von.
  • A brief bit about Armenia and Azerbaijan. First, in 1661, following the Roman-Persian War on Georgia-Armenia, the Shah Suleiman (at that time mod-controlled), placed in a new King of Armenia. Since then, we have done everything possible to integrate them into Persian culture, so far (I hope) successfully. Now, Scandinator , you said Armenia would never accept being a Sultanate. I did not see where this was, but I feel that they are, since they have been under our rule directly for over 20 years now. Anyway, we sent missionaries to Azerbaijan in 1667, and they were received well, as preachers to convert the few heathens to some form of Christianity. By 1669, a friendship had developed between the Sultan of Armenia and King of Azerbaijan. In 1671, Azerbaijan asked for protection, and we agreed under the condition that they move to join the Sultanate of Armenia. we continued ot pursue this idea in 1673, with the official betrothal in 1675, and then the wedding between the Azerbaijani Crown Princess and Armenian Crown Prince occurred in 1676, sparking the Personal Union. Years later, 1682, Rome decided (I assume unaware) that they would attack Azerbaijan, coming relatively spur of the moment. I now know of their plans for the Caucasus.
    • Proposed Resolution: Rome strike throughs their posts mentioning Azerbaijan. I know this may seem one-sided, but this is just the initial proposal. I have been pursuing this since 1667, and then in a single turn it all came down, even after my plan had been fulfilled.
    • More Detailed: Rome strike throughs their posts about Azerbaijan, as if the war never happened. Then, we move on to the Roman-Persian War on Adyghe-Chechnya, with Adyghe going to Rome and Chechnya to Persia.
    • Reximus55 (talk) 22:16, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
      • I think he meant that you shouldn't use the term "Sultanate" to refer to Armenia, as Sultanate implies that Armenia is Muslim, which isn't true use "Kingdom" instead.
      • I see now. The Shah had decided to use Sultan, since it is part of the Indo-Persian Nobility system. Although it was a traditional Arabic word, it had been adopted into Persian usage. If the name needs to be changed, I can go back and do that, but I tend to prefer Shah and Sultan.
      • No. Rome is not giving you ITS property. You have Armenia, I have Azerbaijan. Your gaining the Caliphate lands anyway, so it doesn't matter. Also, I made an algorithm and Azerbaijan is mine-  I took it fair and square. Russia also has claims to that region and if you want war over it Russia will fight you in order to defend its claims.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the federation further expands its trade network and the Federation look to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Federation produces a new map to show the recent changes in Sheikdom state boundaries and the Caliphate's recent land selling campaign.
    The Arabian Federation, 1683

    The Arabian Federation's new internal borders.

  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Caliph Ali the new Caliph attempts to fix the finances of the Caliphate. Negotiations continue with Persia other selling some land to them, though negotiations stall as the Caliphate is unsure if Persia needs the money to help pay for the potential war in the Caucasus.
    • Persia: We appreciate your concern. However, we are willing to pay you the five Gold Darics or, if you are OK with it, less. We have already supported you, remember, but we wish to show that we support your new Islam, more true to the peace of all religion.
    • Caliph Ali decrees if you can pay without problems then we'll sell the land to you.
    • The Sultan of the Nejd sends five Gold Darics (five oz. of gold) to the Caliph in exchange for the land.
    • The land is sold successfully. Caliph Ali thanks Persia for the money and he uses it to pay off the last of the Caliphate's debt.
    • Division-of-arabia-caliphate

      Deal with the Arabian Caliphate/Federation

      I just noticed that the two maps are incongruous. If you look, the Caliphate was agreed to be shaved a little closer on the North-East side. Also, the border on the North was straighter. Just a little bit of adjusting, so the new maps that come out are accurate, and this will not be a border dispute for centuries to come.
    • Is not having that bit of desert really a big concern to you? The borders are virtually the same. How about I give you support in your next two wars instead?.
    • Rome offers seven Gold Darics for the land and the allowance of Arabian forces to pass through and use its bases for 100 years.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new education system helps build a more highly trained and educated work force.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy to recover from the pirate war and also because increased trade with Rome.
  • Apache: The army continues to advance eastward bringing more tribes under the Apache banner. Borders advance 5000 km east. The already conquered areas are consolidated.
  • Dimurats: Continues to Help the Maygryua's economy, and giving them military strength. Many officials in their country become close-knit with Dimurat officials. Others that don't are bribed. We work on our own military, economy and infrastructure.
  • France: The military is built up and navy expands. Colonies expand at their new rates: Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea by 2000 sq km both and Guiane expands by 750 sq km while Erik's Bay expands by 250 sq km. Education system grows as well the newly imposed pro business laws.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military is built up.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: John Wittlems, the Great Stadtholder, continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy. The young King Niejmen I assume the throne. The war in Wales continue. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
    • York: King Ron, seeing the advantages of joining the war, officially declares war on Wales, and offers military support to the Netherlands.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 2000 km and the vassals of Adal, Maynila, and Warsangali expanded by 10,000 each, to the south, north, and southeast respectively.
    • Could someone update Ethiopia's territories on the map please? ~Viva
  • China continues to expand its military and economy. Von Bismarkk's Land and the Incan colony both expand by 500 sq km. The trade deals with France are accepted.
  • UMSHM: The cold winter devastates the nation's crops, and the King-Duke is forced to distribute the Royal granaries to distribute food to the most needy. The government subsidises bread and grain. Anhalt is unable to cope with the strain, and asks Saxony for assistance, which is readily given. Work has to stop on shipbuilding, as the ports have frozen over.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The city manages to survive the cold snap, thanks to the monastic gardens and granaries. In Australis, further leaps have been made in communicating and converting some of the aborigines of Saint Thomas (Darwin). 
  • Venice, being further south is much less affected by the frigid temperatures although the wine crop this year is disgusting. Venice sends aid to Bavaria, Saxony and Germany whom Venice considers as allies. Venice begins to alter its focus to military development with submarines being produced in the newly constructed Genoan and Roman arsenals. Over 300 are produced over the course of the year. Nya Gyptios and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand 10,000 sq km southwards. Nuovo Brescia expands by 1000 sq km while Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 3000 sq km and 2500 sq km respectively.
  • Persia is in a deep state of mourning over the loss of our Shah, Arsuf I Askari, at the beginning of the year. He died naturally, and his son was crowned Shah without any competition. The Patriarch of New Persepolis crowned Shahzada Suleiman II Askari, Shahanshah Suleiman II Askari, of the Persian Empire, Shah of Persia, Sultan of the Nejd. The new Shah decides to construct a huge monument to the greatest of Persian Kings and Shahs, and orders construction on the آرامگاه نهایی پادشاهان شریف, or the Aramguah N'haa'a Peadshahan Shraf (Final Tomb of the Noble Kings). The sarcophagi and bodies of the greatest Persian kings: Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes (Achaemenid), Seleucus (Seleucid), Mithridates II (Parthian), Ardashir (Sassanid), Hulagu Khan (Mongol), Timur (Timurid/Aq Qoyunlu), Suleiman I, and Arsuf (Askari). Many more tombs are left available, for other Noble Kings to come, and for other great Persians. Suleiman II decides to continue with the 80-Year Plan, and uses the Aramguah N'haa'a Peadshahan Shraf as a national monument, where many can go to learn Persian history, and in turn culture. The Final Tomb ends up being a marvelous building, showcasing the wealth and power of Persia.
  • Armenia continues to rebuild after the earthquake, and it is definitely more Persian than before. Suleiman II transforms the Sultanate of the Nejd into the Sultante of Arabia. The new lands are incorporated to the Empire. Mesopotamia continues to grow wealthy, as Baghdad continues to grow.
  • Cyprus continues to stimulate its economy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km. Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km. Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km. Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Crete continues to stimulate its economy.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: We build up economy, infrastructure and military. Research is nearly complete on the new Sniper Musket. Roman troops begin training exercises with the Azerbaijan military and Azerbaijan naval vessels are allowed to use Roman ports, giving them access to the Black Sea and Mediteranean. Roman missionaries arrive in Azerbaijan and as most of Azerbaijan is already Christian, conversion of the population to a majority Christian state is easily achieved. Muslims as a minority are given some rights and allowed to trade freely in Rome and Azerbaijan.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani military forces begin training with the Romans. Construction of a wall on theborder with Persia begins, and massive military, economic, and infrastructure buildup continues. By the year's end an Azerbaijan will be 96% Christian. Azerbaijan begins building its own Caspian Sea Fleet.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km. Rajputs continue to colonize the new territory of Viyētanāma.
  • Russia updates its economy. The Russian Senate, is guaranteed representatives from the Russian church, and the Archbishop and Patriarch of Novgorod is the head of the senate. In any case, more weapons produced and science is in full swing. Expansion into Sibiria continues, and Irkutsk grows, and Kanada grows 4500 sq km.
  • Koori Union: The Kooris who went on a pilgrimage to the sacred site of Uluru arrive at the site. Many are moved by the demonstrations of Dreamtime worship and decide to make a life for themselves within the State of Uluru. The design for the Koori armour is completed. The shin and forearm steel plates are retained, but are given traditional Koori engravings and are made sturdier in an attempt to limit chances of steel fragmation from musket balls. The chest plate is significantly reinforced, with its thickness being doubled. It too is also given Koori engravings. The largest change is the addition of layered steel plates protecting the shoulders, and a layered steel skirt being added to protect the upper legs of the Kooris. Both of which are also given traditional Koori engravings. This armour begins to be produced in the specalist workshop built last year with an expectation that all Koori Yung contingents shall be wearing the new armour by next year. The Koori pistol design is completed, and begins to be manufactured with a hope that all Koori Yung contingents will be armed with them by next year. In tests with the Koori pistol it is found that the Koori additions have made it a deadly close range melee weapon. The battle dress design is completed. The final design is made up of a thin layer of cotton clothing as the top layer in a sand colouration with a hope for camouflage, then a layer of small hooped chainmail, which is designed to limit the effects of musket balls, and the final layer is another layer of cotton clothing, albeit thicker than the first so the chainmail does not injure the Koori during fast movement. The layers of the battle dress are woven together so that they form a single piece of clothing. As a result of this it is only made up of two parts, the upper battle dress and the lower battle dress. Due to the complicated nature of the battle dress it is expected that it shall be used by the whole of the Koori Yung within the next two years. The use of horses begins to be integrated into the Koori Yung, and training with mounted firing of muskets becomes madatory. The Catholic and Hindu Koori missionaries continue to preach, but as last year they gain little support. But the knowledge of eastern and western cultures held by the common Koori continues to expand. At the ports the caches of knowledge continue to be digested. Maps of unknown lands are found and researched, with many unknown nations becoming common knowledge. These nations include two previously unknown nations on an island to the north of Australia. Books detailing various languages are found. A number of traders fluent in these languages that were imprisoned are released with the hope that they can help teach these languages to a group of Kooris. The Kooris chosen are well versed in trade, and as a result are believed to be the most suitable to learn these languages. As a result German, French, Japanese, English, and Italian start being taught to a number of groups of Koori traders. Early results are promising, with most gaining a rudimentary grasp of the languages. It is hoped that the Koori traders knowledge of these languages shall grow as they continue to be taught. The first batch of three Koori ships are completed using the designs captured from Orissa, one for each of the nation's ports. They prove to be unmeasurably greater than any water based craft made by any Koori in all history previously. The designs for the cannons for the ships are found in Cadi, and a large workshop is set up to manufacture the first batch for next year. With the rise of the first true Koori ships, Karmai Gelar and the Grand Council forms the Koori Nuwa. The Koori Nuwa shall be made up of all the military ships of the Koori Union. The Grand Council begins to floursih as a central form of government, and as a result of this the political workings of the Koori Union are greatly sped up. The Koori myth tellers continue to work on the common Koori tongue. The islands to the south of Kulin are named the Koori islands. A number on Koori fisherman from the islands report seeing an island to the south of them, and news of this travels to the mainland. The Koori Union expands 10,000 km along the south coast of Australia in a similar pattern to current borders.
  • Trade dealings with the Romans help the NOC expand its influence into new areas, as well as into the Mediterranean. Many schools and libraries are completed, to help increase the flow of knowledge of Hindi and its works in Bengal itself. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto the island next to the island the colony was established on. The Navy grows as both large and small ship classes are added into its ranks. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and begin to investigate more interesting things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. After retreat from the Koori Union, it is decided that the SOC will not visit southern lands for at least 20 years. A small horse shortage takes place and as a result a large number of horses are bred.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many roads are completed and remade. In the newly occupied territories, a large number has thought to have become civilised. When the population reaches enough people, they will be made into districts to be better administered.

1684

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Aragon, Castille, Navarra and León's economies improve. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a grl, who is named Elvira. While in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gves birth to a girl, who is named Leonor. Meanwhile in Aragon, Isabel de Borja gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 1000 sq km, while Sofala expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 1800 sq km, and Bahia expands 1600 sq km. While in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 3600 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Dimurat: Continues its influence in Maygurya. Continues trading with its allies. Military, economy and infrastructure are improved. some special type of muskets are designed, one that is easy to use from horseback, and production begins. The Sultan orders a creation of a large city in the southwest of the nation, near the border with Badakstan and Punjab, strategically located in the mountains.. It begins being built. in support of Rome, we ask Persia to drop claims on Azerbaijan.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its economy. Cyprus also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 900 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 800 sq km and Nea Pafos is expanded by 700 sq km. 
  • Apache: Apachean borders are expanded 3000 km south to protect the new trade routes.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation looks to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Zanj coast colony expands 2,000 sq km to the south as the federation looks to find more tribes to enslave and then take their land from in order to improve the federation's economy.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Caliph Ali successfully sells some land to the Sultanate of Arabia to give them sea access to the Red Sea. Now with the Caliphate's debts paid off, the country looks to improve global co-operation between Islamic nations. It offers any Islamic nation the chance to freely build an embassy in the Caliphate so Islamic nations can send delegates to meet at pan-national talks in the Caliphate. This is also done to help Muslims from across the globe complete their Hajj.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new education system helps build a more highly trained and educated work force. They also decide to build an embassy in the Caliphate to help Maldivians go on Hajj.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy to recover from the pirate war and also because increased trade with Rome. They also decide to build an embassy in the Caliphate to help Maldivians go on Hajj.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and the colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 2000 km. The vassals of Adal, Manyila, and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km each. The development of Hindi as a secondary language continues with more than half of the population speaking an Amharic-Hindi hybrid. THe government continues to encourage the development of a strong middle-class, to such a point where 75% of the population is considered well-to-do by Ethiopian standards.
  • Azerbaijan Resolution

    Proposed Solution for Azerbaijan. We will no longer desire land in the Caucasus, and will allow and support Rome and Russia to take all remaining regions so long as Azerbaijan is divided, as according to this map.

  • UMSHM: Work begins again on building up a navy, and another two ships are churned out by Bergen's shipyards. The ships already in the service go on a training exercise to the Faroes, where they stay for a few weeks, welcomed by the governor.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Finally, a few family groups around Saint Thomas Mission are converted to Catholicism. This is a great boost for the clerics living there, as finally all their labours have some fruit. A few aborigines from the Saint Boniface Mission area join the Saxon navy by agreeing to serve on board the SMS Australis, which is stationed off Boniface.
  • France: The military is built up and expands, the colonies expand at their usual rates of both Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand at a 2000 sq km and Guiane at 750 sq km while Erik's Bay colony expands at 250 sq km. The navy expands and the small ports in the Mediterranean are updated. The bishops of Australis continue converting in land and in the western coast as the Saint Boniface mission. The growth of school systems continues.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military is built up.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Agricultural sciences are in high demand, and therefore focused on the most. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces, specifically Aayinha and Copan, and around several plantations. A census is taken to explore the wealth distribution in the Empire. The census shows that the wealthiest province is Chichen Itza, around the capitol. Then, large manufacturing provinces such as Mutul and Azteca. Other wealthy provinces include areas with large plantations, such as Copan, Aayinha, and Kabah. The Chambers debate on what to do with this newfound information. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Yugoslavia begins to pressure Venice into supporting an invasion of Hungary to secure formerly Serbian lands OTL Northern Serbia. Venice declines at the present time with the issues of unifying the Italian people and the governance of "The Empire on which the Sun never sets". (Yes, I have double checked and it is true). The military is increased in power with more modern weapons while development of the Aymaras continues. Nya Gyptios and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand by 10,000 sq km southwards along the coast and Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 2500 sq km each while Nuovo Brescia expands by 1500 sq km.
    • I noticed it just now. explain to me how you are expanding by 6500 sq km when you'll only be able to expand by 8000 sq km in 1704, which is after your first colony is 200 years old.
  •  York: York joins the war against Wales, along with the Netherlands. The military is built up and the northern lands of Wales are invaded.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies. Neu Berlin expands 4500 sq km along Lake Huron, trying to connect the outlet to the main region. (This should have been done by 1680 anyway, I don't know why that area hasn't expanded.) Mysore assassinated all the leaders of Travancore.
    • It wasn't made because the 1680 map was, well, delayed because of lack of mapmakers, and only made because people were editing the 1675 map to show events that happened after 1675 and the map also had no updating of colonial expansion, Although the 1685 one will have.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.
  • Russian Forces begin amasing at certain borders, at certain times, (near Kuban) in preparation for an invasion, and Irkutsk grows and more expansion into Sibiria happens. It becomes highly probable to reach the Pacific by 1695, granted no resources go towards fighting wars. In any case, military upgrades continue, and Russia becomes an even more prosperous state. Tsar Vecheslav decides to order more military constructs be built in coming years, including submarines. A new, more comfortable uniform is introduced, and chemistry becomes increasingly popular science, as Novgorod grows in wealth. Kanada expands 4500 sq km
  • Normandy: The Madagascar colony expands, and the colony on the western banks of the Hudson bay also expands, both by 1000 sq km. In other news, the colony of Tasmania will be ceded to the Koori Union, an event that is expected to take one to two years. For ceding off Tasmania, Normandy has access to the Union's ports and trade routes, and will also be a part of the Koori Trading Company, another event that will take a few years. Among the advantages of being a part of the KTC will be free use of Koori ships to trade Norman goods around the globe. Internationally, Normandy has made yet another attempt at colonization, sending colonists to south-western Alaska and the Aleutian islands.
  • Koori Union: The settlements of the Koori Union now have populations that rival large cities. This leads to questions over current Koori building techniques. Many buildings within these cities are replaced using building techniques discovered after the exodus of Orissa. These new buildings prove to be a vast improvement over past building techniques, and it is planned that all buildings shall be gradually replaced over the course of four years. The Koori armour production has been successful and all Koori Yung contingents replace their current armour for the Koori design as planned. The Koori Yung contingents become prone to painting the engravings of the armour using tribal paints with the hope of camouflaging the armour set. This proves effective, and as a result is made mandatory by Gamarada Daku. The Koori battle dress production continues, with half of the Koori Yung contingents now wearing it. The new battle dress in combination with the new armour makes the Koori Yung extremely well camouflaged and extremely well protected, whilst importantly not impairing their movement capabilities. Production of the Koori pistol proves extremely successful, with a large surplus joining the surplus of muskets in the Koori Union's city armouries. Each Koori Yung soldier is provided with two Koori pistols, along with holsters to hold the weapons on the front of their waists over their skirt armour. The positioning of the pistols allows a quick draw to take place when required. Seeing the effectiveness that the quick draw of pistols has, the workshop responsible for the Koori musket quickly mass produces a musket scabbard to be worn on the back. These scabbards are distributed throughout the Koori Yung and soon all contingents carry them. This allows the Koori Yung soldiers to have free use of their hands outside of battle, and means that quick draw of their pistols shall be their first response during close quarter battles. An interesting point that these new scabbards raise is the length of Koori soldier's hair. When attempting to draw their muskets from their scabbards many Kooris catch the muskets on their hair. As a result of this Gamarada Daku decrees that all Koori Yung soldiers shall have their hair shortened down to an extremely short length. This is done and proves to be effective in remedying the issue. Horses are now utilised by two thirds of the Koori Yung, and these contingents have become extremely effective at firing their muskets whilst moving mounted and hitting their targets. The military advisors responsible for the workshops that produced the Koori pistol and armour, now being free from other production, starts researching a crate of weapons that was found at the port in Cadi, along with a book describing its historical use, where it is referred to as a 'blunderbuss'. The Koori Nuwa is expanded by another three ships from production at the Koori Union's ports. The now six ship strong Koori Nuwa is outfitted with the cannons that they require, as the workshop in Cadi completes the cannons required. A number of Orissan sailors are released from prison to help crew these ships and train the Kooris in their use, and within a few months their crews are effective in utilising their ships. Each crew is made up of 75% Koori and 25% Orissan, but it is hoped this shall decrease in time. Along with the production of these ships, a number of smaller fishing ships are built, which begin to take advantage of the waters surrounding the ports due to their high fish stocks. The maps found after the exodus of Orissa from the Koori Union details a nearby pair of islands, that is described on the map as being inhabited by fierce warriors and having a large amount of natural resources that up to this point have been left untouched. The Koori researcher responsible for this map decides this is vital information and passes this knowledge up the chain along with a copy of the map and writings. These eventually end up in the meeting of Karmai Gelar and the Grand Council. Both the Karmai and the Gabamis are greatly interested in these islands and their inhabitants, with both believing that contact should be made as soon as possible. However the writings also detail the inhabitents dislike of foreigners, so it is decided that contact should be made carefully. Four ships of the Koori Nuwa are brought into port at Cadi, where they are boarded and filled to capacity by the completed Koori Yung contingents within the city. Karmai Gelar and the Grand Council visit the city during this, and instruct Gamarada Daku to lead this expedition to contact these inhabitents. Karmai Gelar grants the Gamarada the power to form whatever deals are required to gain the best possible deal for the Koori Union. Along with the Gamarada and the Koori Yung contingents, a number of Koori traders and their supplies are added to the ships also. Kamrai Gelar, the Grand Council, and a large portion of the population of the city attends the depature of the expedition from Cadi. The Koori traders that are being taught the various languages discovered after the exodus now have a good grasp of the languages, and continue to be taught with the hope that they may soon be fluent. Work on the common Koori tongue continues, and it is expected to be completed within the next two years. News of the island south of the Koori Islands reached the Karmai, and he sends a small group of fishing vessels to scout the coast of the island. The Koori Union expands 10,000 km up the eastern coast fo Australia in a similar pattern to current borders.
  • Another child is born to the Raja of Orissa. The Parliament drafts in more laws. After consulting with the Raja on the matter of taxes, it is decided that taxes will be raised slightly to help fill up Imperial coffers quicker. This is due to the fact that the recent warring has left the nation nearing bankruptcy and only in the reign of the new Raja has the coffers grown significantly again. This will help boost reserves and all the increased trading has helped, too. More libraries are also constructed to help bolser the transfer of information in the nation. Many universities also begin to be made as much of the poputation coming out of schools would like to keep learning. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto Sulwasi. The Navy grows as both large and small ship classes are added into its ranks. The NOC sees more profits after trading in Europe. Scientists continue to work, and their focus shifts to biological things. The "Raja's experiment" of sending all the Scandinavians to the small island off Mataram continues to unfold. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, and now begins to focus in on the Sultanate of Brunei again. Much trading occurs in the nation, increasing SOC profits.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. In the newly occupied territories, a large number has thought to have become civilised. With the whole island upto Brunei under Mataram control, a huge project is started to speed up the rate of civilising the uncivilised. Many are moved into towns and cities while many new settlements are established while many are abandoned and expanded.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Builds up military, economy and infrastructure. Sniper Musket is received from Rome and the army is equipped with it. A law is passed allowing the King to end any marriage and keep the entire Azerbaijan Kingdom with his former wife (which would have been Queen), getting none of Azerbaijan. This is passed in case of any unwanted personal unions happen in the future.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Rome works on its military, infrastructure, and economy. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. The Sniper Musket is completed, and the design begins massive production and the designs are given to all of Rome's allies. The Persian offer, while actually fair considering what the Persians claim, is denied since Rome has taken it de facto wise and that's really al that matters. We offer three tons of gold to have Persia release its claim.

1685

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  • Portugal, León, Navarra, and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile in Navarra, Joana Fernández de Lara gives birth to a boy, who is named Gaston, but he dies within weeks. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 1600 sq km, Sofala expands 700 sq km. While in Brasil, Rio Grande expands 1800 sq km, and Pará expands 1300 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Miguel expands 3150 sq km and San Luis expands 650 sq km.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and expands the colony of Msraq Qäsärä by 2000 km. The vassals of Adal, Manyila, and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km each. Hindi continues to grow as a hybrid language in Ethiopia. A number of large churches are built in Yemen, Maynila, and Warsangali, and a large cathedral under construction in Adal's capital, Harar.
  • China expands its military and economy. Trade with the Shan state increases as an exclusive deal is signed between the two nations. Meanwhile, the Incan colony expands by 500 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation looks to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Zanj coast colony expands 2,000 sq km to the south as the federation looks to find more tribes to enslave and then take their land from in order to improve the federation's economy.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as the Islamic embassy in the Caliphate helps bring the Caliphate into better trade relations with many Islamic nations across the globe and more pilgrims/tourists come to the Caliphate for their Hajj.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new education system helps build a more highly trained and educated work force.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military to improve its border controls after other nations and colonies expand in Madagscar and Comchellak fears for the integrity of its republic from these foreign invaders.
  • Apache: Apachean borders are expanded 10,000 km north and consolidate their holdings with forts built around settlements and recruiting the new occupants in the newly conquered areas into the army.
  • Cyprus declares war on Cyrenaica due to armed raids into the Cypriot-held portion of Cyrenaica. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. 
  • Crete also declares war on Cyrenaica. Crete's economy is expanded.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • UMSHM: A further ship is built in Bergen, and joins the rest of the fleet when it returns from the Faroes. A Landwehr regiment is raised in the Faroes, and military advisors are sent to place cannons and orgnise defences.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Another few family groups in the Saint Thomas area are converted, and the church begins to actually operate for its original purpose, that is, for the aborigines. This increased participation has enabled the priests to further their knowlege of the local tongues, and their findings are all recorded in the Saint Thomas Worterbuch. 
  • Dimurats: Military, economy and infrastructure are improved. Relations continue to grow with Mayguyra. Trade continues with Persia and Rome and notices the debate over Azerbaijan. We suggest you split Azerbaijan, giving the southeastern part of it to Persia and the Northwest part to Rome. Then Rome or Persia could invade the rest of the Causcaus, maybe with Russia.
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    As per the war waged five turns previously by Punjabi Confideracy, the territory of Punjabi Confederacy is as followsMODS: in the world map the Punjabi Confideracy is not on the map of the world.
  • York: The North American colony and African colony expand by 100 sq km. The war against Wales continues and population expands.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Agricultural sciences are in high demand, and therefore focused on the most. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. The Chambers decide that data will be collected on these successful farms, and implemented in some of the less wealthy provinces. The large demand for food from the Apache leads to a large increase of farmland in the colonies. Xaman expands 3100 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
    • You can't expand by 8250 sq km yet, as your expansion is still 4000 sq km. (Your first colony was established in 1521)
    • I hate math.
  • Germany expands its military and economy and colonies (Neu Berlin by 4000 sq km around the Great Lakes and Vinland 500 sq km along the Greenland coast). The education system inherited from Scandinavia begins to collapse as it has run out of money. The Kaiser, however, takes interest in it and pours several million marks into it, also expanding it into the mainland regions of Brandenburg and so forth. Mysore expands into Travancore economically.
  • Persian Shah Suleiman II continues his 80-Year Plan, grows the military, and continues to support Persian interests, especially in trade. The economy grows, due to more trade with its neighbors, who are in turn growing more prosperous. The Shah works to improve the extensive aqueduct program, from 1637, and expands it into our Sultanates. He also reinvigorates the cleanliness laws. Mesopotamia considers invading the Levantine Kingdom, with hopes of taking Syria and perhaps the entire nation. If anyone objects, the Sultan asks them to speak up. (Fed has been really inactive - 1/25 posts). The Arabian Sultanate also gets ready for the war, which would allow massive land gains for Arabia as well. Armenia is continuing to accept Persian culture, much better than the other Sultantes due to massive, and continued repopulation efforts after the earthquake.
    • Azerbaijan Resolution

      Proposal showing split of Azerbaijan, and Rome with new lands, as well as one for Russia (Optional)

      Persian Diplomacy:
      We offer the following deal to Rome. Persia agrees to split Azerbaijan according to this map, and Persia pledges to help Rome in all wars in the Caucasus. Rome, Persia, and Dimurat agree to a three-way, military alliance, the Alliance of Lions. Persia cedes one-half of its Caspian Sea Navy to Rome. Rome is rpomised the rest of the Caucasus. This way, war is averted, and Azerbaijan and Rome do not prottude into mainland Persia, which the Shah is greatly opposed to.
    • Dimurat Diplomacy: agrees.
    • Persia (to Punjabi): As you had agreed to previously, we propose the split of the rest of Sindhustan, with Persia gaining 1/2 of the remaining lands in Sindhustan. If this is agreed to, we also propse a 20-Year Peace Treaty and Agreement of Non-aggression.
    • Punjabi Confederacy agrees but do we have to form a war algorithm to attain the above proposal. We wish to form a free trade agreement with Persia
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. The war in Wales continue. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
    • Orissa would like to buy the Kongo from the Dutch and are willing, in return, to pay up and offer an extensive spice deal with the Dutch for 10-15 years.
      • You can't buy Kongo from them, because they ain't a colony.
  • Punjabi Confederacy: gains control of Karachi, an important city on the Arabian coast, Starts the construction of a naval base in the region. Garrisons the town from Balochi raids. The huge Punjabi community of Karachi welcomes the invading force - both Hindus and Sikhs. Construction of road linking Balochistan to Multan starts to ease the flow of troops to the region . Punjabi develops the Satluj Ravi Canal system in the Sutluj Ravi Basin. A similar program started in Indus basin and Jehlem basin. Economy increases, trade increases and population increases. Military is being organized very fast in the region.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • France: The military and navy are built up. King Frederic I dies and his son Charles IX becomes the titular king of France though his mother. Joanne Amalie becomes the regent until he's 20 years of age. He and his brothers are educated in the school system of France. While this, the colonies expand at their usual rates: 2000 sq km both Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea, 750 sq km Guiane and 250 Erik's Bay Colony (which should be on the other side of the bay, BTW.) While this, the school system is widely expanded to suit the increasing population. The legal system continues to be improved by the nobles to increase the pro merchantile law system in the kingdom. The vassalization of Strassburg begins. Charles IX begins seeking a  wife.
    • Starsbourg is Kappelianist. You are more likely to win it through war than vassalize it diplomatically.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up and economy is worked upon. The palace of Lorraine begins to be built up to host the royal family of France during their visits. Duke Louis of Lorraine, the Burgundian, French and the Wallonian are made the official languages and the same school system is implemented in the Duchy of Lorraine and the Via Lutetia begins to be built to unite the paths of Lorraine and the French path system. Anne, the sister of Frederic, becomes the Duchess of Lorraine. Troops are sent to help the vassalization of Strassburg.
  • Switzerland: The organization of the country begins and it's declared the Kingdom of Switzerland - granted by the Regent Queen Joanne. The Kingdom is given to the brother of Frederic Louis I of Switzerland following orders of the French and Burgundian monarchy, makes RhetoRomance as the official language of Switzerland as the French monarchy military is built up. Troops are sent to help the vassalization of Strassburg
  • Occitania: The military is built up and navy is widely expanded as the French monary wishes to establish ruling on the Southern French Mediterranean. The brother of Charles IX François, becomes François I of Occitania ruling over a small patch of the territory of Toulouse. The archidiocese of Occitania becomes dependent of Papal Provence. Troops are sent to help the vassalization of Strassburg
  • Increased trading occurs and Imperial Coffers full up very nicely. The Raja is pleased with the move, and gives slightly more power to the Parliament. The number of libraries and universities grow as more of the enlightened class go to learn about more things. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto Sulwasi. The Navy grows as both large and small ship classes are added into its ranks. Scientists continue to work, and begin to make innoculations for smallpox. Using dead smallpox skin, they begin to inject it into people to see the results of trying to innoculate against smallpox. On the small island of Matama, the population continues to grow, and the current Raja proclaims that a city to rival Bhubaneswar will be build there. The Raja visits the island again, to speak to his brother. Things are slightly frosty at the start, but time has meant relations have improved significantly. The brothers begin to get along and it seems like although things might not be forgotten, they might have been forgiven. By the end of the visit, the Raja proclaims his brother to be Governor-General of the island. The whites on the island are found to speak Orissan fairly correctly, while children can speak it fluently. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The NOC offer to buy the Kongo in a bid to get a stopping point on the way to Europe and use the colony to grow crops and food to sell, as well as for wood for shipyards. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, and continues to try to buy out the competition in the Sultanate of Brunei. They also begin to influence the Sultan in taking a pro-Orissan stance.
  • Mataram builds up its armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. In the newly occupied territories, a large number has thought to have become civilised. With the whole island upto Brunei under Mataram control, a huge project is started to speed up the rate of civilising the uncivilised. Many are moved into towns and cities while many new settlements are established while many are abandoned and expanded.
  • Koori Union: The buildings within the Koori union continue to be replaced with modern building techniques. The demand for stone for these structures is met with multiple quarries being set up in areas near the cities using knowledge from the Orissan exodus. At the quarry outside of Cadi, a large vein of gold is discovered, and a mine is set up to take advantage of this. With this quarry - now a mine - a new quarry is set up in another location around Cadi to replace it. It is expected to take another three years before all Koori buildings have been replaced with those made by modern building techniques. The Koori battle dress production is completed, with all Koori Yung contingents now wearing it. The whole of the Koori Yung now utilises horses, with the organisation being extremely skilled at mounted firing of their muskets and hitting distant targets. The military advisors of the free workshops complete the design for the Koori blunderbuss. The blunderbuss barrel is thickened, and as a result can fire more shot at once. The barrel tip is flattened, so that the shot is over a much smaller spread. The blunderbuss overall length is also shortened. These changes gives it immense stopping power when facing an opponent. Along with these additions, a permanent bayonet in the syle of the one on the Koori musket is attached to the Koori blunderbuss, and a metal plate is attached to the butt of the blunderbuss. The Koori blunderbuss begins to be produced along with a suitable scabbard to be worn on the lower back. It is expected that all Koori Yung contingents shall be armed with them by next year. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to nine. These new ships are armed with cannons from the workshop from Cadi, something which shall be done in all ships completed from this point forward. A number of small fishing vessels are again completed, and the fish stocks around the ports are now being used to their maxmum potential. The Koori traders that are being taught the various languages discovered after the exodus are now practically fluent in their use, with only obscure words escaping their grasp. As a result of this, Karmai Gelar and the Grand Council implement the planned next step. A number of trade vessels are built in the ports of the Koori Union and are formed into the Koori Trading Company, or KTC. These ships are armed with cannons but not to the extent of the Koori Nuwa, to allow space for resources to trade. The fluent Koori traders are split up into groups to man the various trading ships. The ships crews are made up of entirely experianced Koori sailors, many from the Koori Nuwa, and are armed and armoured with the same supllies as the Koori Yung. They are also the first Kooris to be armed with the Koori blunderbuss, as it is believed that ship based fighting shall be extremely close quarters. Karmai Gelar and the Grand Council continue to analyse the maps for suitable lands for the Koori Union. The area that they believe would be most suitable next, is the islands off the east coast of the Shogunate's colony to the north. They send a group of KTC ships, filled with gold from the mine outside of Cadi and other resources from the Koori Union. The trading ships arrive at the colony of 東海道 (Tōkaidō). Upon their arrival, the Koori traders fluent in Japanese introduce themselves as representatives of the Koori Union, and outline the deal given to them by the Grand Council to present. In return for all Japanese controlled islands off the coast of 東海道 (Tōkaidō), the Koori Union shall offer the resources carried on the KTC ships, including the large sum of gold from the Cadi mine. As an added addition, they state that they shall preserve the current religions of the islands, and that they shall allow them free spread throughout the Koori Union. As a separate deal the Koori Union also offers an alliance and a membership of the KTC. As a member of the KTC, both the Koori Union and the Shogunate shall have free use of each others ports for trade. We await the reply to our deals from the Shogun. Work on the common Koori tongue continues, and it is expected to be completed by next year. The Koori Union expands 8000 km up the eastern coast fo Australia in a similar pattern to current borders. The island to the south of ther Koori islands is colonised in a 2000 km area on its northern shore by the Koori Union. The expedition to the two islands is completed. It appears that on the northern island a kingdom has been formed by the leader of the most powerful tribe. Gamarda Daku remarks that it is a similar situation to the Koori Union, but that instead of peace they chose war as their method of unification. Privately he holds dislike to this. Whilst he is a military man, he does not believe in the subjugation of people for securing greater power. It is decided that contact shall be made. The expedition goes to anchor within a bay on the northern island, a large enough distance away from the shore that they can not be hit by any weaponry known. Many of the Orrisan crew begin to show extreme fear, with many claiming that the 'cannibals' will kill them for past crimes. Gamarada Daku decides that the Orrisan crew is useless in this state, and places them in the brigs of their respective ships. Once completed, a very little time later, almost out of nowhere, a large group of men appears on the shore. These men are adourned with intricate tattoos, and are quite physically imposing. Gamaradu Daku decides that contact must be made, and loads one of the rowboats of his ship with a sampling of the resources they carry, a trader fluent in the many languages taught after the Orissan exodus, and a small grouping of Koori Yung soldiers. The men on the shore starts to show trepidation the closer they approach. However, once near the shore, they appear shocked at the Koori's appearence. Once on shore, Gamarada Daku exits his row boat and strides towards the men with his arms outstretched in a Koori sign of peace and embraces one of the men. The men are surprised by this gesture. Gamaradu Daku steps back, and utters the single word, "babuna", meaning brother in Koori. The men look at him, until one of them steps forward, and says: "parata", then saying: "Maori". Gamarda Daku, believing that peaceful contact has been made, orders his soldiers to hand out the supllies from the row boat, and invites the man who stepped forward to come with him on the row boat. The trader and Koori Yung soldiers are left to mingle with the now revealed Maori on the shoreline. Once they return to the ship, Gamarada Daku shows the Maori the various maps and books that led them to him, to which the Maori replies: "hoangangare". Noises from the Orissan crew in the brig garners the attention of the Maori and he begins to stride towards the brig, once he arrives, he is first shocked, and then breaks out in laughter. Gamarada Daku is confused by this, until the Maori turns and embraces him whilst shouting: "parata". Gamarada Daku, happy that relations have started off so effectively, orders the Koori Yung contingents to board the row boats and move to shore. Gamarada Daku returns to the shore with the Maori, which now has the entire Koori Yung contingent of the expedition, along with the traders and their supplies, upon it, and points to the Orissan map marking a settlement on the island. The Maori leader smiles and begins to usher them to follow him and his men into the jungle, to which the Gamarada and the contingent follow.
    • Shogun Mononobe Akiyuki agrees to selling the islands off Tōkaidō, and also accepts the alliance and membership to the KTC deals.
  • Russia works on economy and amps up trade. Expands into Sibiria, and expands the colonies 2500 sq km each (Novorossiya and Kanada).
  • Kingdom of Rome: Rome works on its military, infrastructure and economy. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Builds up military, economy and infrastructure.

1686

A large hurricane devastates the Gulf of Mexico bring much destruction and death to the region.

Have we decided on an official name for the Gulf yet? I've just been calling it the Mayan Sea. 
I'll agree with Mayan Sea as a name. Scandinator (talk)
I believe Russia calls it the Mayan-Antillian Gulf...
I don't care what the Russians call it. I'd much rather go with the Mayan Sea since the Mayans rule the local region (and they're the natives) and have the guns to call it whatever they want. ~Viva
Hey, to each his own, just wondering where everyone was.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation looks to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Zanj coast colony expands 2,000 sq km to the south as the federation looks to find more tribes to enslave and then take their land from in order to improve the federation's economy. The Sultan elections sees Sheik Yazid of Dammam winning the election and becoming Sultan. Sultan Yazid meets with Caliph Ali to discuss the future of the Caliphate's vassalization under the Federation.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as the Islamic embassy in the Caliphate helps bring the Caliphate into better trade relations with many Islamic nations across the globe and more pilgrims/tourists come to the Caliphate for their Hajj. Caliph Ali also now starts to think that selling off the land was a bad idea.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new education system helps build a more highly trained and educated work force.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military to improve its border controls after other nations and colonies expand in Madagascar and Comchellak fears for the integrity of its republic from these foreign invaders.
  • Portugal, Aragon, Leon, Navarra and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Castille, Fernando VI dies after a 56-year reign, the longest since Alfonso VIII's reign in the 12th century, and is succeeded by his son Alfonso, who then is crowned "By the Grace of God, Alfonso XIV, King of Castille, Toledo, Jaén, Cantabria and Murcia, Duke of Arjona, Huete and Peñaranda de Duero, Marchess of Auñón and Malagón and Count of Castrojeriz, Bañares and Villalobos. Meanwhile in León, Ramiro Yañez de Lara, eldest son of Juan Alfonso de Lara, Prince of Asturias, is betrothed to Teresa Pacheco, Marchioness of Castrofuerte. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a girl, who is named Sancha. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 800 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 1500 sq km along the Maranhão and 1200 inland on its parts closest to the littoral. Meanwhile, Ceará expands 2400 sq km, after one entrada (expedition financed by the crown to expand the colony's territory) commanded by Martim Teixeira. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2800 sq km.
  • The Raja and Parliament discuss ideas of creating Pike roads to increase the flow of money into the coffers. For well maintained roads, users will have to pay a small fee and in return be allowed to use the exellent roads free of robbers. New styles of building begin to be made, of which many are a fusion of European and Orissan styles. The results seem to be very asthetically pleasing. The number of libraries and universities grow as more of the enlightened class go to learn about more things. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. Naya Mataram grows 2100 km onto Sulwasi. The Navy begins to train using war games. Venetian naval ideas are used and compared with Orissan ones. Where the Orissan ideas are lacking, they are improved. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The testing of the smallpox innoculations leads to the findings of what is good and what is not. A 30% smallpox contraction rate is noticed by the scientists. They realise the samples being tested are too strong and use slightly older and smaller pieces of skin to try to innoculate people. The white population on Matama continues to grow, with the SOC using the island as a stopping point between all the Matarami and Cebunese territories. The Governer-General orders the building of better roads on the island and a law decreeing that every family must have ten children for the family to be considered legimate. This is because he wants the small island to be able to face up to Orissa. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The NOC continue to offer to buy the Kongo from the Dutch. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, and continues to try to buy out the competition in the Sultanate of Brunei. They continue to influence the Sultan in taking a pro-Orissan stance. Orissa sends all military aid it can to Mataram in its war. The horse breeding campaign continues, and a very large number of horses are born and trained. Plans for a national link-up using horses is planned.
    • Again, You can't buy Kongo from them, because they ain't a colony.
  • Mataram invades Jambi to reassimilate a small break-away. The invasion is quick and swift. By the end of the year, much progress has been made against the small nation. Some Khmer units are used, who soon prove their ferocity. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. In the newly occupied territories, a large number has thought to have become civilised. With the whole island upto Brunei under Mataram control, a huge project is started to speed up the rate of civilising the uncivilised. Many are moved into towns and cities while many new settlements are established while many are abandoned and expanded.
  • Normandy: Normandy continues to enter into the KTC as part of the trade off for ceding Tasmania, and is now actively trading with the Koori people. Further involvement with the KTC is continued to occur over the coming years. In colonial news, the Madagascar colony expands by 700 sq km, while the Hudson Bay colony expands a bit slower, at 200 sq km. Natives have become a problem for the Alaskan colonies, and fearing another Tasmanian scenario, Queen JeAnne may retract the colony for the time being. Domestically, nationalist support explodes in Brittany when the queen-to-be Princess Adela announces her upcoming visit to Quimper. The military, population and economy expand.
  • Apache: Great Chief Fredrick sends aid and about one-third of the Engineer Corp to help the Mayan that where affected by the hurricane and sends a delagation of 100 students request permission to study in Mayan schools. The Apachean borders are also expanded 8000 km to the northeast and the conquered areas are consolidated.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Apache students are dispersed in groups into various wings of the Academy. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. They send aid to the affected regions of the Empire. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
    • The math for this one should be correct. 
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north. The army is moved and the vasalization of Kuban starts.
    • King Niejmen I of Netherlands in now available for marriage (you forgot to send me the details)
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • France: The military is built up and navy expands, Colonies are expanded at their usual rates: Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expand by 2000 sq km and Guiane expands by 750 sq km and the small settlement in Erik's Bay. The school system continues growing and the armies continue training for any upcoming war
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Switzerland: RhetoRomance continues to being taught in the kingdom. Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military and navy are built up.
  • Italia continues to develop its military. Cotton crops continue to be grown in the New World while spices and trade in Nuovo Brescia and Malacca bring much revenue. The King decides that it would be beneficial for his son to embark on a grand voyage of the world. The King begins to finance searches to advance the agricultural field and change practices. Malacca, Siam and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km, the Aymaras expand 10,000 sq km southwards and border the Portuguese who are asked to allow access through their territory so the Aymaras may expand farther south. A small settlement is established on the south side of the Portuguese route in case they decline and the Aymaras begin to construct a navy of their own. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand along their rivers by 2900 sq km while Nuovo Milano expands inland by 700 sq km. Aid is sent to Nuovo Treviso to help with recovering from the hurricane.
    • Again you haven't answered: how you are expanding by 6500 sq km when you'll only be able to expand by 8000 sq km in 1704, which is after your first colony is 200 years old?
    • The 500 sq km bonus for expanding colonies that are older than 150 years. 
    • Only two of your colonies are older than 150. This still would make only 5000. And the other bonuses would get you to 5800. Where do those extra 700 come from?
  • Cyprus continues to make gains against the Cyrenaican military. Cypriot colonies expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1000 sq km. 
  • I know I haven't done an algorithm yet, just bear with me please. :P
  • Persia readies its armies and invades the Levantine Kingdom through Syria. The war is going really well for Persia, and the Shah gains much national prestige amongst his people because of it. Syria is overrun by the Persian army, yet the Shah is considering pushing on even more. The same scientist who discovered the comet a few years back, Pay'Am Ibaldi, discovers solar heating is the cause of atmospheric pressure, as part of his larger experiment which established that altitiude changes barometric pressure. Mesopotamia is engaged in the fighting really strongly, as is the Arabian Sultanate. Armenia grows wealthier, and becomes a trade destination for quite a few traders.
    • The war's algorithm currently has you on the losing end, so I wouldn't be too hasty. 
    • Not any longer, Rome joins to aid its ally in a Coalition War. Roman-Persian Alliance is on the winning end. Although I'd change it because it will take three years before the Levant falls.
  • The city of Novyflot-Nikolaevsk officially simplifies its name to Nicolaevsk. The Petrine table of Ranks is officially put into place, and this changes Russia to a more meritocratic society. After the Late Tsar Peter proposed it shortly before his death, the Duma lost the papers, but now they are found and the decree, that had not been yet given to the posadnik for approval for the amendment of the Russian Rank system, and proposed a system called the "Table of Ranks" (the same thing as the OTL Petrine table of ranks when it comes to ... well, military ranks...but names slightly different and less European), Flag officers: (honorary six-star) Vseflotskiy Admiral Rosii (All-fleet admiral of Russia), Admiral Flota Ruskogo (Admiral of the Fleet of Russia) (five-star rank),  Admiral Flota (Fleet Admiral) (four-star), Admiral (three-star), Vitse-Admiral (Vice-Admiral) (two-star) and Contr-Admiral (Counter/Rear Admiral) (one-star) Staff Officers: Kamandir (Commodore), Capitan (Captain), Kapitan-Leytenant (Leutenant-Captain), Junior Officers:  Leytenant (Leutenant), Starshiy Praporshik (senior Praporshik), Praporshik, Mladshiy Praporshik (Junior Praporshik - Ensign). Army follows the OTL Russian progression exactly, except Voevoda replaces Marshal, Praproshik replaces Junior Leutenant, and Starshinas are the senior NCOs. Military work is done, obviously, and all professional army troops now have comfortable Petrine uniforms. More rifles and standard-calibre rifle-balls are produced, and the military makes about 20% of bullets into paper cartridges that they will give out to soldiers in war. This creates employment opportunities for people that flock to the cities. The Education Bill finally passes, and each major city is required to have one literate person per household. Taxes are raised somewhat to compensate, but not in the manner you would think, an "income tax" replaces the "head tax", as it is unfair to tax people that have no income. it saves Russia from deficit. However, Novorossiya does not fare well with the hurricane in the Mayan gulf, The Russian Population suffers greatly, as they have to import Ukrainian grain because all farmland was destroyed. In the time from the start of the hurricane and the arrival of food, over 2000 people died either from starvation or from the adverse affects of hurricanes. Sibiria expansion halts temporarily as resourcces are allocated to helping Zalivskaya Novorossiya.
  • Ethiopia: Expands its military and economy, and expands the colony of Msraq Qäsärä by 2000 km. The vassals of Adal, Maynila, and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km each. The militaries and economies of all are expanded as well. The Emperor continues to encourage the development and expansion of business and trade which is no longer hampered by the nobility, and under the governence of the mercantile government, trade is given foremost thought by the empire.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 1000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla expands onto a nearby island (OTL Madagascar) by 500 km. The military continues to go through a modernization process. Rajputana expands into the portions of Gujarat still in disarray by 500 km. Rajputs continue to colonize the new territory of Viyētanāma.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Rome works on its military, infrastructure and economy. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. Rome asks for a meeting of all Roman allies, those being: Russia, Dimurats, Persia, Venice, Hungary, and Azerbaijan, to discuss the current world status and any territorial interests of the allies. It is suggested that we meet in Krizium, the Roman capitol, but if other cities are more prefered those are acceptable. Rome declares war on the Levant to aid its Persian allies.
    • ​Netherlands reafirm alliance with Kingdom of Rome.
    • Dimurats agree, and the location is finr
    • Russia agrees. Russia would like to establish Russia's Sphere of Influence as Circaucassia, i.e. Russia's sphere of Influence extends until the border between Europe and Asia. If we are going to have talks in multiple cities (the capitals of each of the attendants, I presume), Russia offers Novgorod as meeting grounds, or Moscow, as it is the largest city in Russia closer to Rome or the Dimurats. if not, then one city of your choice is fine.
    • What's the meeting discussing?
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: The Queen dies when her horse, spooked by a wolf, throws her off and tramples her. She is given a beautiful funeral and the nation goes into ten days of mourning. The throne, however, is now empty of a queen, and in a symbol of peace the King offers it to the Crown Princess of Persia. This would make Azerbaijan be in personal union with both Rome AND Persia, allowing the claim to Azerbaijan by both nations to be settled. Builds up military, economy and infrastructure. Troops go to the Roman war effort.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • UMSHM: Navy increases by one ship. The ship stationed at Saint Boniface is replaced with another ship, allowing the SMS Australis to return home.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More and more aborigines from the Saint Thomas area are converted, and there is a proportional increase in the priests' knowledge of the local language and customs.
  • China expands its military and economy. After surveying Africa and careful consideration, a fleet is sent across the Indian Ocean for Zululand. Meanwhile, Dongfang expands by 2000 sq km.
  • York: The military and population expand. The economy also expands. The colonies in Africa and Antilia expand by 300 sq km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. The war in Wales continue. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
    • Orissa would like to buy the "influence" of Kongo.
  • Koori Union: The buildings within the Koori union continue to be replaced with modern building techniques. The increased demand for stone for these structures is met with another set of quarrys being built in areas near the cities. At a quarry outside of Jagera, a large vein of silver is discovered, and a mine is set up to take advantage of this. With this quarry now a mine a new quarry is set up in another location around Jagera to replace it. It is expected to take another two years before all Koori building have been replaced with those made from modern building techniques. The buildings that have been built are impressive, and to match this standard, the Karmai and Grand Council sets up a project to build stone roads linking the Koori Union's settlements, something which is predicted to take three years. Work begins on these roads at once, and it is decided early on in the planning stage that stone walkways shall run along the side of these roads for pedestrians, with the roads being reserved for horses. The roads within the cities are completed relatively swiftly, and this change speeds up movement throughout the cities. The Koori Union expands 8000 km up the eastern coast of Australia, sticking very closely to the coast. A large natural reef formation is sighted off this new Koori land, and is named the Guru Buruwang Reef (OTL Great Barrier Reef). This reef provides huge stocks of fish for the Koori people on the eastern coast. This leads to it becoming somewhat of a sacred site for the Koori people, and it begins to be added into the Dreamtime religion as a result. The lands on the large island south of the Koori Islands expands by 2000 km, and as a result trade increases to the island. The Koori blunderbuss production is completed, and all the Koori Yung is armed with it, the scabbard proves effective on the lower back for quick drawing it. The decision is made by the various workshops that to add any more weapons or armour to the Koori Yung would inhibit their movement speed, and as a result work on weapons and armour for the Koori Yung ceases, apart from replacement weapons and armour for those lost. Many of the military advisors now consider the Koori Yung as one of the greatest fighting forces on earth, and hold the belief that they could hold their own against would be attackers. They now all begin joint research on the creation of a scaled up musket to be mounted on the rails of the Koori Nuwa's ships, to be used in targeting the officers of opposing ships in battle. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to twelve. All crews of the Koori Nuwa are outfitted with the same arms and armour currently used by the Koori Yung, greatly improving their fighting potential. A number of trade vessels are built in the ports of the Koori Union and are added into the Koori Trading Company, the crews of the KTC are also armed and armoured with the same arms and armour currently used by the Koori Yung, greatly improving their fighting potential. The current Koori Islands and the Koori land on the larger island are renamed as Trowunna (OTL Tasmania, King Island, and Flinders Island). To honour this change a permanent settlement is set up on mainland Trowunna, it is named the same as the islands, and so Trowunna (OTL Hobart) is formed. Now that a settlement has been built, Trowunna is formed into the State of Trowunna, and admitted as the seventh state of the Koori Union. Work on the common Koori tongue is completed, now that this is done, a massive re-education campaign begins, and it is planned that within ten years all Kooris will speak the new language of Koori. The islands purchased from the Shogunate are named the Koori Islands, and ships begin transplanting Kooris onto the islands. The local population still appears intact, as most settlers colonised the mainland colony. The religions of Taoism and Shinto begin to be understood, and continue to have a popular following on the islands. The KTC ships responsible for this purchase reload their storeswith resources, and sail northwards, to contact a nation known as Ming China. Contact is made peacefully, and one of the fluent traders offers membership to the KTC on behalf of the Grand Council. The expedition through the Maori Kingdom continues. Gamarada Daku, the Koori Yung contingents, and the Koori traders finish their journey to the main Maori settlement on the north island under the guidance of the Maori met last year. Upon their entance into the settlement they are surprised to see that the streets are clear of any Maori presence, and that they face no-one questioning their presence. The expedition is led to a rudimentary palace, that appears to house the Maori king. They climb the steps of this palace and the Maori who led them bangs hard on the door with his fighting club. He then shouts what appears to be a request in his native language at whoever is on the other side. No reply is made, the Maori turns and looks at the expedition tensely, and then looks at the ground for a moment, before pushing open the large doors. They enter into what appears to be a throne room, and at the opposing end of the room sits the Maori king on a large golden throne. He is draped in expensive animal furs and gold medallions. The king shouts an unknown order and is almost immediately surrounded by what appears to be the royal guard, who begin to brandish rudimentary muskets at Gamarada Daku and his men. The Koori Yung contingents reciprocate out of instinct, and a very tense stand off begins. The Maori who had led the expedition to the palace moves to the centre of this stand off and looks at the royal guard whilst uttering "parata". A conversation using the local language begins between the royal guard and the single Maori, becoming heated very quickly. Gamarada Daku, believing that this stand off will only end badly, orders his men to lower their arms and to exit the palace. The Maori King upon seeing this, rises from his throne behind his men, and shouts "pononga". At this the Maori who guided them turns instantly with a look of terror in his eyes and begins to run towards the Kooris. Gamarda Daku, seeing this, orders his men to fire. They fire their muskets into the royal guard, and the Maori that guarded them slides to the ground below their line of fire. The Gamarda's decision proves correct, as the royal guard fire almost immediately as the Kooris fire. What results is one of the first large indoor firefights in history. The Maori royal guard, absent of any armour, has their first line fall almost immediately. The rudimentary muskets of the Maori do little damage to the Koori Yung due to their advanced armour, and no casualties are created on the Koori side for the first volley. The Maori king upon seing this begins to run from the throne room. Seeing that his defensive position is weak due to their flanks and back being exposed, upon seeing the Maori king flee, Gamarada Daku orders a full retreat of his men. Sadly this takes place as the royal guard completes the reloading of their muskets, and upon their second volley, a number of Kooris are felled due to shots to their backs. The Kooris lift their fallen comrades as they flee. The dash out of the settlement is a quick one, and once far enough out of the settlement for Gamarada Daku's peace of mind, he tries to recollect on what has just happened. On his travels with the Maori, he has learned some of their language, and asks his guide to explain what took place. From what he can gather, his guide is a loyalist to the Maori king. There has been a split within the Maori Kingdom over the king's treatment of his people. His Maori guide had hoped that by bringing the Kooris to the king they could help diplomatically resolve the situation. But the king's paranoia made him believe that the Kooris were here to kill him for the revolutionaries. He begins to weep over what has happened. Gamarada Daku places a hand on his shoulder, and embraces him, saying "parata". This is quickly followed by him stating that he wishes to see the leader of the Maori revolutionaries. The Maori nods and says he will do so, pointing at himself and saying "hauhau". The Koori Yung buries their dead with much sadness, and following their guide, begin to march towards the revolution's capital.
    • China accepts membership.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies at normal rates, as Neu Berlin wraps around the Great Lakes at long last. (Mission accomplished! :D) Also, the education system inherited from Scandinavia expands into Brandenburg, Lauenburg and Mecklenburg, and Courland.

1687

This is just space for a mod announcement. Due to Collie's current computer and mapmaking status and the decisions of a few players to expand a "little extra" Scandinator (talk) will be carving time out of his busy university schedule to watch the game closely (without making comments and going into timewasting arguments) and create the 1700 proper map and 1700 labelled map AS WELL AS the industrialisation map from pre-blue screen of death era (aka 1670).

I don't understand what you are talking about my status. I got my computer back.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 20:45, April 29, 2013 (UTC)
I think he thought you still could not post maps. 1 Imp (Say Hi?!) 20:49, April 29, 2013 (UTC)
I don't think so. he corrected my map of 1685, so he must known that I was already able to do so.
I'm pretty sure that this mod announcement is very counter-intuitive. If you are going to try to watch people closely, you shouldn't tell them they are being watched if you want to observe them in their uncensored form...It's a bit like quantum physics (something I know almost nothing about ... but I know this) ... if you observe something (or it is aware of the fact it is being observed), its behavior changes (double slit experiment). If you want to observe people, DO NOT TELL THEM THAT! Some people will act differently.
Well, there are about ten different people who have uploaded their own maps and the such during this period with the mapmakers including some of the additions but not all. I just want to make sure that the end result is still plausible and follows the rules so I'm making the 1700 map to standardize it since a) It's a weekend so I have a little more time, b) it's the labelled map and c) it's also the industrialisation map. I just want to make sure that no one has taken advantage of your absence as mapmaker. Scandinator (talk)

An earthquake strikes the Chinese colony on former Inca territory's area, killing about 1500 people.

  • Portugal, León, Castille, Navarra and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Alfonso XIV dies, and is succeeded by his son Juan, who is then crowned as "By the Grace of God, Juan V, King of León, Córdoba, Sevilla and Asturias, Duke of Cádiz, Galisteo, Cea and Alba de Tornes, Marchess of Coria, Valdefuentes and Villamanrique, and Count of Coca and Palma del Rio. Meanwhile, in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gives birth to a girl, who is named Constanza. Meanwhile in Navarra, Joana Fernández de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Joana. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 1100 sq km, and Sofala expands 800 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 3900 sq km, and in Portugal, the Aymaraan offer is received. Afonso XI replies asking if by access he means buying, or something like that. Meanwhile in San Luis itself, two villages are founded on the coast.one is founded on the northernmost reaches of the area, close to the Aymará border, by Castillian settlers, and named Valparaíso after the founder's hometown, who is named Valparaíso de Arriba. Meanwhile farther south, another village is founded by the capitão-donatário of San Luis, Álvaro de Azevedo, and called Santo Antônio. Meanwhile, the entrada in Ceará continues, and 3900 sq km are gained.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Akiyuki steps down and Mononobe Kiyotaka becomes Shogun. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Dimurat: Relations with Mangyastu are continued. Military, economy, and infrastructure are improved. The new Capital city continues to be built, and is said to be named Bhariya. Attends the meeting with Rome. Glad to see that Rome and Persia settled on something for Azerbaijan
  • China sends aid to its colony while the people, already self sufficient, are able to get started on repairs without China relatively easy. The supplies land in September. In Southeastern Asia, relations with the Shan state improve. Meanwhile, the attack fleet lands in Zulu and invades the nation. Troops pour in through the coast, taking much of the nation by storm. They invite the KTC to join them in the attack, promising resources from Africa to the KTC in return.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. A diplomatic team is sent on a tour of Asia/Oceania, begining with Japan, Manchuria and China, and concluding with Orissa and the Koori Union. The Empire is interested in joining the KTC. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. They send aid to the affected regions of the Empire. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Normandy: After 30 years of vassalization the Duchy of Brittany is fully absorbed into Normandy. This political celebration in Rouen is marked by explosive strife and unrest in Brittany. Nationalist ideals boom through Breton halls and churches. Many remark that another war is coming. In other news, the Madagascar colony is expanded by 900 sq km, and the Hudson bay colony is expanded by 200 sq km. Unfortunately, the Alaskan colony is abandoned in mid-November due to food shortages and Native encounters.
  • UMSHM: Two more ships are added to the Royal and Ducal Fleet. Assured of relative protection, the Saxon Africa Company is officially chartered, and plans for an expedition to establish a fort and trading post on the Western coast of Africa begins. Meanwhile, three more preparatory schools are opened across the nation, giving more children (admittedly, reasonably well-off children) a pre-university education. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More Saint Thomas Aborigines are converted to Catholicism. 
  • Cyprus continues to fight against the Cyrenaicans. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1000 sq km. Cyprus also lends military support to its ally the Levant against the dual Roman-Persian attack.
  • Crete deploys troops both in the Levant and  Cyrenaica to help both of its allies. Meanwhile, a university is built in Heraklion after the new king announced scientific and technological freedom. 
  • The Venetian League accepts Yugoslavia and Bulgaria as new members. The King decides to expand the league and offers other nations in Europe a chance to join the most profitable league in the world. The economy is thus boosted. Aid and supplies are sent to our trading partner, the Levantine Kingdom in the hopes that the invading Romans and Persians may be driven out of the rich trading nation. Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 600 sq km each while Inca expands by 4800 sq km on the Galapagos Islands and other small South Pacific Isles. The Aymaras abandon the settlement in the south and instead stabilize the borders by expanding 10,000 sq km inland. Siam, Malacca and Nya Gyptios also expand by 5000 sq km. Many Nya Gyptians rush to defend their brethren in the Levant.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation looks to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Zanj coast colony expands 2,000 sq km to the south as the federation looks to find more tribes to enslave and then take their land from in order to improve the federation's economy. Sultan Yazid while meeting with Caliph Ali learns that the Persian and Roman empires have both attacked the Levantine Kingdom. Sultan Yazid discusses with the Caliph whether they should help their ally from these opportunistic invaders. The two decide that they should and military aid is sent to help the Levantines. Though some Sheiks call for the Federation to take advantage of the situation and attack the two invaders in full force to take some of their land while they are pre-occupied with the Levantines.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate sends troops to help the Levantines fight off the Roman and Persian forces. Caliph Ali is now shocked he sold off land to the expansionist Persians, and he fears for the future of his own Caliphate. Caliph Ali has another meeting with his military chiefs and their counter-parts in the Arabian Federation to discuss joining the war fully to stop the Persians from building upon this war to attack the Caliphate and/or the Federation.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives sends military aid to the Levant and raids passing Roman and Persian trade ships in the Indian Ocean.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as the republic sends military aid to the Levantines and raids passing Persian trade ships in the Indian Ocean. The republic choses not to attack the Romans in light of their trade deal and alliance.
  • France: the military is built up and navy expand,Joanne of France continues his husband, updating the School system teaching the main sciences and knowledges needed to have a relatively stable and well procured life. While this, the colonies expand at their usual rates of 2000 sq km both Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea and Guiane expands by 750 sq km while Erik's Bay expands by 250 sq km. While this, the vassalization of Tyrolia begins in order to expand as well as the vassalization of Sundgau between Switzerland-Rhaetia (official name of Switzerland) and Lorraine, the monarch of France Charles IX continues to seek for a wife in order for him to become the King of France as was his father.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up and the monarch of Lorraine, Louis, becomes the first ruler to actually be trying to impose a new Imperialistic view of the French monarchy among its subjects, but many just mark him as a fool as for the last two hundred years France has collapsed way too many times and has proven unable to become again a ruler of the territories they once held, though many are still loyal to the monarchy. The palace continues and the school system continues growing, as well as the French, the Burgundian and the Wallonian. Anne continues the tasks of his brother's wife in Lorraine.
  • Switzerland-Rhaetia: The RhetoRomance language begans to widely be spoken and the name is officially changed to Switzerland-Rhaetia mainly influenced by the Romanizing tendency of the New Monarchy of France, and as Joanne wishes to establish the Romanic nations border back to the Rhin, as naive way to partially reunite the Romania, broken by the invasion and fall the Roman empire a thousand years ago. Louis I of Switzerland dies and his son François becomes ruler of Switzerland. The school system is Implemented as well and the military is built up.
  • Occitania: The ports of the nation continue being made as the duchy grows, the school system is Implemented as well and the military is built up. Navy expands, and the diocese continue growing heavily influenced by the Papal provence.
  • Kingdom of Rome:  Rome drops its war with the Levant and offers pre-war borders and Rome will pay one ton of gold. Military is built up - as is infrastructure, economy and other stuff. Persia is told to leave the Levant alone as it's basically a lost cause. The Novrogod Conference begins between Rome, Russia, the Dimurats, and the Netherlands. The deranged Queen Uracca is killed in an explosion by a Roman Nationalist who states after he is captured that "Rome is currently doing fine, Uracca would have brought about our destruction". The officials who catch him actaully agree, and he "escapes" in the middle of the night. The King now rules Rome alone, and the throne (Queen's position), is offered to Russia's crown princess.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Military is built up - as is infrastructure, economy and other stuff. Also, calls back its troops from the Roman-Persian coalition force and asks for peace with the Levant.
  • York: The war against Wales continue. The economy and military expand. Domestically, the nation is saddened by King Ron's death. Richard takes the throne as King Richard.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. The war in Wales continue. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen, Munster and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • Koori Union: The buildings within the Koori union continue to be replaced with modern building techniques. The increased demand for stone for these structures is met with another set of quarrys being built in areas near the cities. It is expected to take another year before all Koori buildings have been replaced with those made from modern building techniques. Work continues on the stone roads linking the Koori Union's settlements, something which is predicted to take another two years. The Koori Union expands 8000 km up the eastern coast of Australia, sticking very closely to the coast. The Koori land on mainland Trowunna is expanded by 1000 km. The new Koori Islands expand by 1000 km onto the nearby island chain to the east. These Koori Islands have now begun to be reordered under the Koori system of governence, and plans begin to be implemented to potentially form them into a state of the Koori Union. The joint research on the creation of a scaled up musket to be mounted on the rails of the Koori Nuwa's ships, to be used in targeting the officers of opposing ships in battle, is continued. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to fifteen. A number of trade vessels are built in the ports of the Koori Union and are added into the Koori Trading Company, The KTC now covers all the ports of the Koori Union, Ming China, and the Mononobe Shogunate. This has resulted with trade in the theatre dramatically increasing and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits begin to result for all members. The nation of Normandy is acccepted into the KTC after their insistence. This provides a link to their ports in Western Europe and as a result opens up a profitable theater for the sale of exotic goods from the KTC. The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that within nine years all Kooris will speak the new language of Koori. The campaign is starting to show positive results, as the language is only slightly different from all the current Koori languages it is learned with ease by many, with those within government being the first to adopt it. The Grand Council now conducts its business in Koori. On the Koori Islands many of the local inhabitents start to come out of hiding in the hope that their new rulers are peaceful, they are welcomed, and are begin to be taught the new Koori tongue and provided with a similar education to mainland Kooris. The expedition through the Maori Kingdom continues. Gamarada Daku, the Koori Yung contingents, and the Koori traders finish their journey to the Maori revolutionaries capital. During their travels Gamarada Daku has become effective at conversing in the local Maori dialect, due to the friendship with his guide. They arrive at the capital, and almost immediately a large contingent of badly armed revolutionaries show themselves from behind their barricades. Gamarada Daku, fearing a confrontation like the one of the previous year, explains to the revolutionaries in local Maori that he is here peacefully, and wishes to talk to the leader of the revolution. They seem reluctent to accept this before the Maori guide walks forward, and explains to them that the Kooris are here to help them. They lower their weapons and the Koori expedition enters the settlement. A large Maori dressed in battle furs carrying an oversized club approaches them and introduces himself as the leader of the revolution. Gamarada Daku, in what is becoming his trademark in peaceful discussion, embraces him and says "parata". The revolution's leader is surprised by this, along with his men, and once released he requests that Gamarada Daku and his Maori guide follow him into his home. Once inside, Gamarada Daku along with his Maori guide explains to the leader about the Koori Union, of how the Kooris fought with the royal guard the previous year, and how the paranoia of the mad Maori king has brought terror to the capital, with no one daring to leave their homes. The revolution's leader is shocked by this, and begins to converse quickly with the Maori guide. This escalates to him lifting his club in anger and preparing to strike the guide until Gamarda Daku intervenes shouting "hauhau". This both shocks and calms him, and he returns to his seat. Once sat, the Maori leader asks in simple terms, "What is your intention?". Gamarada Daku pauses, he thinks of the dead Kooris at the king's hands, but also of the lives of his surviving men. Then defiantly he rises from his seat and declares that the Koori Union shall aid the revolution in its struggle, and that they shall see this proud people free from the shackles of a mad king. He outlines the plan to do this. Training shall begin by the Koori Yung to form an organised military from the Maori revolutionaries, this military will then be used to attack the loyalist cities and any loyalist patrols on the island. Once and if this is completed, and the loyalist forces have been damaged, an attack on the loyalist capital shall take place, and the Maori King should hopefully be executed for his crimes. He asks the leader if he accepts, to which he smiles happily and embraces him. Due to this agreement the Maori revolutionaries begin to be trained by the Koori Yung, and work begins on manufacturing Koori muskets and armour in the settlement. Gamarada Daku asks one final question, in relation to what they plan to do after the king is dead. At this he calls in a young woman, who is revealed to be the niece of the king. Her father was killed by the king in his paranoia and she wishes to see him dead. They plan to place her on the throne once he is dead to appease any remaining loyalist forces to the Maori crown.
    • The Mayan Empire is interested in joining the KTC.
    • The Kingdom of Normandy thanks you for your co-operation and and allowing us to be accepted into the KTC. In return, Normandy will send every Koori citizen a box of chocolate.
  • Russia works on its military. The Education Act gains traction, as more and more cities decide to implement it to their highest ability. Russia resumes expansion into Sibiria. Russia creates the "Central Admiralty Board" with its headquarters in Novgorod, and officially divides the Russian fleets as such: The BAltic Sea Fleet, stationed in Nikolaevsk-Novyflot, The White and Northern Seas Fleet (stationed in Arkhangelsk), the Black Sea Fleet (stationed in Sevastopol).
  • The Finnish Grand Fleet is established, with HQ in Helsinki. 
  • Minsk works on military.
  • The idea of creating Pike roads is approved by both Parliament and the Raja. The first designs are drawn up to make such splendid roads. The new style of fusing building cultures continues, and most are inspired by Italian styles of building. Many Italian styles are added onto existing Orissan styles. The number of libraries and universities grow as more of the enlightened class go to learn about more things. A good example of such a learned man shaping Orissa would coming to be seen later in the year. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German and Khmer are offered as optional languages. For the first time, Italia is also offered as an optional language. The Navy uses all the flaws learned, and creates better tactics and strategies for naval offensives. They take part in more war maneuvers and games to see how these strategies play out. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The testing of the smallpox innoculations leads to the findings of what is good and what is not. A 15% smallpox contraction rate is noticed by the scientists. This is half of previous tests, showing that the scientists are moving in the right direction. More studies continue to be conducted on the matter. The white population on Matama continues to grow, with the SOC using the island as a stopping point between all the Matarami and Cebunese territories. A baby-boom begins on the nation as every family begins to have a women pregnent or a newly born child in their household. More land is farmed on the small island, however. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The NOC continue to offer to buy the "Dutch influence" on Kongo so they instead have Orissan influence. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, and continues to try to buy out the competition in the Sultanate of Brunei. They continue to influence the Sultan in taking a pro-Orissan stance. The horse numbers begin to grow very quickly, and many are sold to the army in a bid to make a nation-wide horse communication system. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. They also finish occupying the former Scandinavian colony in South America, and the SOC (which claims juristication of the area) open it up to colonisers. Many are intersted in this new land, and head out in large numbers to colonise the area. As a result, Patagonshina grows by 2000 km. Anybody confused about the new colony can refer to the talkpage. Currently, the Ethiopian colonies are used as a stop-over on the way to the new colony. The newly enlightened student by the name of Ramloke Deshpande creates a set of mathematical equations which would enable windmills to do more with the power they currently have. If his equations are proved right, they would be three times as efficient as current windturbines.
  • Mataram captures more than a quarter of the nation, but notices that its troops have got tired due to the fact that many have not fought a war recently. They declare a truce, and stop fighting with opposition forces. As a result, most of the army is given resting time while new units are trained better. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. The civilising of the natives continue, with many now beginning to live in proper settlements.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north. The army is moved and the vasalization of Kuban continue.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.

1688

The remaining free German states (Sundgau, Bar, Palatinate, Strasburg, Metz, Mainz, Cologne-Westphalia, Limburg, Cleves and Berg) band together in an alliance. They each maintain their own army, cultures, religions and leaders but will go to war as one. They attempt to convince neighbouring states to join. Munster, Lorraine and Luxembourg all decide to break ties with their former liegelords and join the Confederation of the Rhine due to cultural and social differences. In an attempt to combat Brandenburg, France, Netherlands and Bavaria from more expansion in the area. The Confederation asks Saxony to join them with the Saxon head of state as the Emperor of the Confederation. They also seek protection from Portugal and Venice. Frightened of foreign invasion these states also develop their military and their economy surges due to trade via Luxembourg's ports. (+10 to military and economic scores for 25 years

  • Golly, awful nice of those states. Should I post as Saxony or the Confederation? Callumthered (talk) 06:10, May 1, 2013 (UTC)
  • Either. Saxony if you wish to keep a division. The confederation if you wish to unify them (though it will take a long time and may cause a few of the states to break away).
  • Lorraine is ruled by the brother of the previous king of France. Breaking ties with France is almost implausible. It's like England breaking ties with Normandy in 1200 or vice versa - at least not with a revolt.
  • Aw hail naw. I still play as Luxembourg...it can't just "break away" like that. Not to mention that the Luxembourg is in a personal union with the rest of the Germanic realms: Brandenburg, Mecklenburg, Lauenburg, Courland, Poland, Norway, and Sweden. Also, if these nations can have "an economic surge" via Luxembourg's ports, it is something I already had.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Castille and Aragon's economies improve. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria. Meanwhile in León, the marriage of the Prince of Asturias to the Marchioness of Castrofurte is realized. Meanwhile in Navarra, Joana Fernández de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, the regency on Navarra ends, as Sancho VIII completes 18 years. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expans 800 sq km, Sofala expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Rio Grande expands 2600 sq km, and Bahia expands 1600 sq km. Meanwhile in Ceará, the advance halts as not only the entrada by Martim Teixeira ends, but in an attempt to continue expansion, the capitão-donatário of Ceará, Duarte IV da Costa, leads a bandeira (an expedition to expand the colony's territory, with private funding) into the south, but his expedition's men, including himself, are killed by a native attack. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4300 sq km.
  • Hungary: Emperor László VII recruits more soldiers and defenses are built up. Agriculture continues improving the quality of life of farmers. The industry progresses. Trade increases to neighboring countries bordering the Black Sea. Fleet commanded by Grand Admiral Zsak Mikal keeps controlling all the Black Sea and expands their numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north. The army is moved and the vasalization of Kuban continue.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Normandy: Normandy is in the final stages of KTC integration, and will soon be trading with the finest east Asian countries, including the Mononobe Shogunate, Ming China, and the Koori Union, creating a trade link between the east and west. In other news, the Madagascar colony expands by 1000 sq km, while the Hudson Bay colony expands by 200 sq km. In tragic news, on December 8, a bombing occurred in Cherbourg. Conducted by Breton nationalists, a cartload of gunpowder, disguised as harmless cargo, exploded in a packed marketplace. 41 pronounced dead by the Royal Authority and 399 injured.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to make inroads into Cyrenaican territory. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. 
  • United Monarchy of Saxony, Hesse and Magdeburg: King-Duke Otto III is pleased and gratified when he is offered the imperial crown of the Confederation of the Rhine, and he accepts it. He calls for the militaries of the member-states to reorganise along the a similar model, so that a Major in Saxony is ranked the same as a Major in Luxembourg, and a regiment is the same size. He also encourages the improvement of Luxembourg's ports, and asks the UMSHM parliament to send monetary help, which it does. Meanwhile, the Saxon Africa Company lands in Africa, and establishes a small fort/trading post. (It is located in the black bit of coastline on the West coast, between the small olive (Ethiopian?) colony and the whitey-pinky blob to the south.) In Anhalt, the Prince decides to join the Rhine Confederation, and to introduce Saxon ranks and organisation.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Primate opts for the eccelesiastical city-state to join the Confederation, not that it matters much since its only real power is its religious one. Anyway, more priests and married deacons are sent to Satin Thomas. There are growing numbers of aboriginal converts there, and many believe it may one day dwarf Saint Boniface. 
  • Venice agrees to offer assistance to the Confederation should they be attacked. The navy is re-organized as the submarines are slowly integrated into the navy. Siam, Malacca and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each. The Aymaras expand by 10,000 sq km inland. Inca expands by 4800 sq km onto the South Pacific Isles, encountering many different natives and allying or fighting with them to obtain control of the lands. Nuov Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 600 sq km. 
  • Persia also withdraws from the Levantine Kingdom, and takes Syria. (one turn of war in 1686 < 15% of War Score, and Syria is > 15% of the land area.) The Shah considers the war to have been very successful. In reality, it was only succesful the first year, mostly due to the failure to capture Jerusalem before international aid arrived. Syria begins on the path set out by the 80-Year Plan, and it is decided that they will not be rushed into accepting Persia by forcing them to the same stage of progress as the other members of the Plan. (In effect, two separate plans with two separate end-times.) Armenia continues on its own 80-Year Plan, and has officially converted mostly to Nestorian Christianity. All students have access to a public school now (unless in farming villages, where we have assigned a teacher among the elderly population to teach.) All but the extremely poor speak Persian, at least at work. Mesopotamia is getting closer, making better than expected progress. Schools are also instituted completely by now. (Same as Armenia's). The Arabian Sultanate is making some unexpected progress with local Bedouin Arabs. Most willingly adopt the Persian way of life, seeing it as beter than a nomadic lifestyle that is way out of date.
    • Persia: The Shah accepts the offer of making Azerbaijan a joint vassal.
    • Persia: Shah Suleiman II apologizes to nations he has angered over the Levantine affair. He seeks an alliance with Russia.
    • Persia: We are upset by the Arabian involvment when we clearly had an agreement where none of our troops would fight, yet you sent aid to our enemy.
    • Persia: BTW, we consider the Coptic religion to be heretical, and that was the motive for war, not expansionism as the people at the algorithm thought.
      • You are losing the war and you still want to gain territory?
      • Persia has not gained any territory in this war. 
      • They are right. You gained absolutely nothing in your naked land grab. Syria is still very much Levantine. Your opinion about other nation's religions means nothing if you lost.
    • The Arabian Federation and the Levantine Kingdom are long term allies. We've had an alliance for decades and they are important in allowing us to trade with Europe. Hence the federation will protect our long term allies from unwarranted aggression.
    • Azerbaijan Diplomacy: The King offers the position of queen to the Persian Crown Princess in Personal Union, making Azerbaijan in personal union with both Rome and Persia.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation looks to expand the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Zanj coast colony expands 4,000 sq km inland as more plantations are built in the colony. Sultan Yazid praises the fact that the Persian and Roman empires have both made peace with the Levantine Kingdom. Many Sheiks in the Federation still call for the invasion of the Persian allies as this war shows they are expansionist and willing to invade friendly nations to get more power. The Sheik council vote against this idea though the council agrees the federation needs to be more cautious on the Persian question.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate's troops return from the Levant.  Caliph Ali is still angry over the war and sets out on a plan to take back the land sold to the Persian empire.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives navy returns back from the Levant. This war allows the Maldives to build a closer relationship with the Levant, making trade with Europe easier.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy as the republic starts selling more slaves to merchants who visit the island.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Military is built up as is infrastructure, economy and other stuff. Persia is told to leave the Levant alone as it's basically a lost cause. The Novgorod Conference begins between Rome, Russia, the Dimurats, and the Netherlands. The King now rules Rome alone, and the throne (Queen's position), is offered to Russia's crown princess.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Military is built up - as is infrastructure, economy and other stuff. Diplomat is sent to Novgorod Conference.
  • Ethiopia expands its colonies of Yawah Wajab by 1000 km and Warqama by 1000 km. The vassals of Yemen, Warsangali and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each. Also, the military and economy are expanded.
  • The first pike roads begin construction all over the nation, to help create trading routes. Many new buildings are made in Orissan-Italian styles of building. However, some builders would like to try something different. They look to their greatest ally for inspiration, Ethiopia. Many buildings are built with Orissan-Ethiopian mix, to see the exotic building styles. As a result, many mixed styles of buildings now stand next to each other. The number of libraries and universities grows as more of the enlightened class go to learn about more things. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. The Navy uses all the flaws learned, and creates better tactics and strategies for naval offensives. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The testing of the smallpox innoculation leads to the findings of what is good and what is not. A 12% smallpox contraction rate is noticed by the scientists, lower than last year and work continues in the field. The white population on Matama continues to grow, with the SOC using the island as a stopping point between all the Matarami and Cebunese territories as a baby-boom continues on the nation. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The NOC continue to offer to buy the "Dutch influence" on Kongo so they instead have Orissan influence. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, and continues to try to buy out the competition in the Sultanate of Brunei. They continue to influence the Sultan in taking a pro-Orissan stance. The army begins to make a grid link of the whole nation using horses to make communication between sections of the nation as quick as possible. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. Anybody confused about the new colony can refer to the talkpage. The equations of Ramloke Deshpande are proved right, creating a whirl in the nation amongst the enlightened minds. This would mean that wind turbines could be made three times are more efficient and powerful if the gear mechanism is slightly altered. By the end of the year, a few turbines begin to be changed to the new gear system.
    • Netherlands has plans for Kongo, and will not sell.
  • Mataram allows its forces more time for rest as they build up their armed forces. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. The civilising of the natives continue, with many now beginning to live in proper settlements.
  • Russians courteously greet all foreign diplomats with bread and salt as talks begin in the Novgorod Conference. Influence spheres begin to be established, and interest zones between the members of the newly Dubbed "Eurasian Alliance". The Russians start openly trading their new rifles and rifle bullets with other nations, and diplomacy is exchanged, as Sibiria is established as a "Russian interest Zone". This is a relief, as Russia comes closer and closer to their goal: The Pacific Ocean. Russian colony of Kanada expands by 4500 sq km, and Novorossiya expands 500 sq km along the Mississippi. The Flax industry grows, and Russia, along with providing itself with the material of linen starts rigorously exporting it through the NETA trade network.  Russian traders are still the primary controllers of trade in Scandinavia, as Scandinavian traders in NETA are little concerned with politics, so long as trade is respected. NETA asks to purchase one coast of the Kattengaut so that trade can continue without a single nation mandating stoppage. Germany is offered a chance to officially align itself with NETA. Newer cannons are installed on Russian ships. Tsar Vecheslav begins government reform, opening ministries responsible for actions in the government, The Upper house, still empty, is reformed in the Grand Ryad, being about 50 members, one from each province (oblast) of Russia, and ten from the church of Russia, going by the old Novgorodian axiom "A responsible and legitimate government needs consent of both the people and the church" The first true Novgorodian Coronation ritual is established, and there will be two cities the Tsar can chose to be crowned in:  Novgorod and  Moscow, as well as lesser ones in Minsk and Helsinki (but not as big as the "main" coronation). The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church (representing the consent of the Chuch) hands the crown to the Posadnik of Novgorod (representing the consent of the people), who would be approved by the same Veche as the Tsar would, and the Posadnik hands the crown to the Tsar, who would crown himself (representing his acceptance of the position, as he can turn down the offer even if popularly elected by the Veche).  The Coronations would be followed by a speech in Novgorod, but Helsinki and MInsk would be smaller, and just his becoming the monarch of those particular areas as they are tied to Novgorod by law. During the coronaiton, the Tsar must swear to uphold the Great Ryad of Novgorod, and follow the will of the people to make the nation better (essentially, it is an inauguration cenremony).
  • York: The war continues, devastating the Welsh countryside. Economy and military expand. Population expands as well.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. The Empire begins asserting its influence over the Miskito Kingdom, pressuring the rulers to join the Empire, and convincing the citizens of the wealth and prosperity that awaits them when their leaders agree. The main tactic used is targeting the similarities in culture between the two nations. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • France: The military is built up and the school system continues expanding. The borne-ing of the Rhine Confederation. The Law system is reformed, to impulse merchants to travel to the colonies and to the known world to establish commercial routes, and allies all over the world.While this, the colonies expand at their new rates: Nouvelle Bourgogne and Brasilea expanding by 1500 sq km and both Guiane and Erik's Bay by 1000 sq km.
  • Switzerland: The military is built up and RhaetoRomance continues being taught in the newly implemented school system.
  • Occitania: Navy expands and military is built up.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. The war in Wales continue. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continue to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 500 km. Bremen and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expand inland 2000 sq km.
  • Germany expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 4500 sq km along the Great Lakes. We ask the French, Bavarians and Dutch if they would be interested in gaining back the lands of the stupid people (Lorraine, Luxembourg, etc) together.
    • Netherlands accepts.
  • Koori Union: The last buildings built with traditional techniques are replaced by those built with modern building techniques. This completes the rebuilding campaign and as a result all buildings within the Koori Union are those built using modern building techniques. This greatly improves the standard of living throughout the Koori Union. Now that this has been completed grand stone walls begin to be built around all Koori citites. These walls shall be armed with a number of large cannons to protect the cities from invaders. It is expected that this shall be completed by late next year. Work continues on the stone roads linking the Koori Union's settlements, something which is predicted to take another year to complete. The Koori Union expands 8000 km up the eastern coast of Australia, in a similar style to current borders. The Koori land on mainland Trowunna is expanded by 2000 km. The joint research on the creation of a scaled up musket to be mounted on the rails of the Koori Nuwa's ships, to be used in targeting the officers of opposing ships in battle, is continued. It is expected that this shall be completed by next year. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to eighteen. A number of trade vessels are built in the ports of the Koori Union and are added into the Koori Trading Company. The KTC now covers all the ports of the Koori Union, Ming China, Mononobe Shogunate, and Normandy. This has resulted with trade in the Western European and East Asian theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits begin to result for all members. The Koori Union learns of a landmass previously unknown to the east, and using maps supplied by a Chinese trader, they send a contingent of KTC ships eastward with the hope of reaching this new land. The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that within eight years all Kooris will speak the new language of Koori. On the Koori Islands, more of the local inhabitents start to come out of hiding, and begin to be taught the new Koori tongue and provided with a similar education to mainland Kooris. The expedition in the Maori Kingdom continues. The Maori revolutionaries are formed into a military force. This force is named the Maori Taua, and has the motto of "Parata", in reference to Gamarada Daku's now trademark phrase. They are well trained due to their teachings under the Koori Yung, and are now reasonably effective fighters. The Maori ferocity has greatly impressed the Kooris, and as a result the tactics taught to the Maori tend to revolve around fast paced attacks, something which suits the plan to attack loyalist settlements and patrols. The Maori Taua have also been armed with Koori muskets and armour that has been built in workshops within the revolution's capital. Overall, Gamarada Daku is pleased with the Maori Taua. The Maori revolutionary leader is also pleased, and as a result the plan to attack the loyalists begins to be implemented. Due to his extended time on the island, Gamarada Daku has become fluent in the local Maori tongue, and as a result leads both the Maori Taua and Koori Yung in battle. A number of attacks take place on loyalist patrols, with great success due to the revolution's knowledge of the land. these attacks are effective at cutting loyalist supply lines, and the loyalists begin to see shortages of many useful resources. To exasperate this, a number of loyalist settlements are raided of their supplies, and the loyalist forces within them executed. The citizens within these settlements are extremely happy to see the revolutionaries and the deaths of the loyalist forces, with many telling horrible tales of loyalist forces executing citizens who refuse to swear loyalty to the King. This inspires the Maori Taua, and the Koori forces notice a significant increase in their fighting capability. The supplies of the loyalists as a result of these attacks begin to run dangerously low, and as a result most of the forces and supplies are pulled back to the main settlements held by the Maori King. These include the capital and a number of other settlements that surround it. This change leads to a number of settlements being relatively undefended, and a number of these settlements are captured by the Koori Yung and Maori Taua, and due to the loyalist supplies being stretched thin, these settlements are retained for the revolution. The balance of power between the revolutionaries and loyalists is now fairly equal, and with the Kooris fighting on the side of the revolution, it appears that the revolution may soon be victorious. Gamarada Daku and the King's niece, and hopefully future Queen, revealed to be called Airini, form a close relationship and spend many hours in each other's company. Due to the change in the balance of power, plans begin to be formulated to capture the settlements surrounding the capital, with the hope that all loyalist forces can be pushed back to the capital for a final assault. The Koori ships that carried the expedition to the islands begins a coastal attack campaign, using their many cannons to strike the loyalist capital from the safety of the sea. This proves effective, as many buildings are seen to collapse.

1689

The ramshackle entity known as the so-called "Eurasian Alliance" is officially disbanded due to internal factors. The terrible state of global conditions, as well as xenophobic elements in the national governments made it absolutely impossible for the grandiose alliance to function. Note: There is no metagaming allowed here.

I don't understand how it was metagaming, but all I can say is: meh, sort of makes sense, stuff falls apart when somebody starts inviting every nation he can without consulting anyone really...didn't really expect anything except for Spheres of Influence to come out of the Alliance anyway.

Hey - it was originally Me, Persia and Rome, which was plausible. Then Russia and Ethiopia and China joined, and the alliance skyrocketed, but maybe we will revert back to the three of us. But after all, Hitler abhorred the Japanese, but they aligned. Yay an Edit conflict (talk) 00:50, May 3, 2013 (UTC)

BOOM SHACKA LACKA! That's a really good point. Hitler didn't even  think all whites were equal, he thought the Japanese were way worse, yet he allied with them. Didn't you guys destroy a xenophobic Ukraine as well? Under the guidelines you've made that would have been perfectly fine, right? DS|Fear the Mutated Dean Sims Bomb, Fear It 14:04, May 3, 2013 (UTC)

  • Portugal, León, Castille, Aragon and Navarra's economies improve. Meanwhile, in León, Teresa Pacheco gives birth to a girl, who is named Teresa, and in Navarra, Joana Fernández de Lara gives birth to a boy, who is named Gaston, and also dies within weeks. Meanwhile in Aragon, Alfons VI arranges his eldest son (Pere d'Anglesola, Prince of Girona)'s marriage to Maria Afonso de Sousa, daughter of Afonso XI of Portugal. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, while Sofala expands 600 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Martim Teixeira organizes another bandeira, gaining 2100 sq km for Ceará. Meanwhile, Bahia expands 2600 sq km. Meanwhile in São Francisco, the death of Antônio III Cardoso de Barros, the capitão-donatário of São Francisco, ignites a succession crisis, with both Gonçalo Baldaia, husband of Ana, Antônio III's daughter, and Pedro Cardoso de Barros, Antônio III's second cousin, claiming the title of capitão-donatário of the capitania. Meanwhile, the capitão-donatário of Pernambuco, João Vieira, supports Cardoso de Barros's claim, while João d'Ávila, capitão-donatário of Bahia, supports Baldaia's claim. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 3900 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km, 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 900 sq km. Taoism in 幽谷 (Kasodani) continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Dimurats: Invades Badakstan (Algorithm will be done later, do I have my alliance's support?). Military economy and infrastructure are improved. Continues building Bariya.
  • Many poorer Rajputs move in large numbers to the colonies especially Āphrikā Jamīna which expands by 2500 km. Rajput merchants trading out of Viyētanāma establish an outpost on the OTL island of Sulawesi. The traders name the new colony Lōha Sthaḷa. In Rajputana proper the infrastructure is improved and the ports are expanded to accommodate the evergrowing Rajput merchant fleet operating throughout the Indian Ocean. Trade Agreements are sent to the Chinese and Venetians.
    • Venice asks what the Rajputs can offer.
    • Rajputana offers coordination against pirates in the Indian Ocean, offers to allow Venetian ships crossing the vast Indian Ocean safe harbor in Rajputana's African colonies, and lower tariffs on each others goods.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation looks to expanding the Timor colony by invading some of the neighbouring island nations. The Zanj coast colony expands 4,000 sq km inland as more plantations are built in the colony. More trade takes place with nations in the East Indies, India and Far East, too.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate builds a stronger new navy to help the Caliphate protect the Red Sea from pirates and to facilitate maritime trade, too.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as a population boom, coupled with the growing education system, allows a highly skilled workforce to build up.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy as the republic starts selling more slaves to merchants who visit the island and opening more plantations, too. A powerful noble merchant in the republic also looks to increase his social standing by using his powerful company to expand the republic and form his own Sheikdom state. The merchant meets with Comchellak's Sheik council to discuss the possible expansion on the republic and his assent to the Sheik royalty as leader of the new state.
  • Italia continues economic improvement and asks the Confederation if it requires a helping hand in establishing a trade network. It offers the Confederation of the Rhine a chance at joining the Venetian League. Meanwhil relations with the Levantine Kingdom improve with the Italians having thrown off the Persian invasion. The King's daughter is offered to the Levantine Kingdom's heir and will unite the two nations with a dynastic union. Siam and Nya Gyptios expand by 5000 sq km each. The Aymaras expand inland by 10,000 sq km. Nuovo Venexia, Nuovo Brescia and Nuovo Treviso expand by 600 sq km each. Inca expands by 4700 sq km across the South Pacific Islands.
  • Apache: The borders are expanded 9000 km to the northeast and the prevoius conquered areas are given citizenship if they do not rebel.
  • UMSHM: The Emperor/ King-Duke, after conferring with the other state heads of the confederation, agrees to Venice's offer at establishing a trading league. Work continues in establishing a common Confederation military system, with Saxon advisors being sent to all the member states. Attendence of the UM's preparatory schools increases, along with calls for anothwer university. The small trading post in Africa begins trading ivory and other local products. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More aboriginals from Saint Thomas convert, and a preliminary dictionary/phrasebook of the Saint Thomas tongue is finished. 
  • Persia continues to recover and rebuild it army after the Persian-Levantine War, and the Shah continues to negotiate for the Sultanate of Syria, which is still under de facto Persian control. The aqueduct project to extend the aqueducts into the Sultates is completed successfully. Shah Suleiman II's son, Shahzada Arsuf II is to be married to the current (ruling) Princess of Mangystau, with the marriage and following Dynastic Union to follow in a year. To get ready for the Royal Wedding, we send massive amounts of missionaries to Mangystau, to prepare it for conversion to fully Persian culture. A group of radical Eastern Orthodoxists in Armenia try to attack the Sultan's Palace, leading to massive distrust between the 56-44% Nestorian majority and Orthodox minority. Fearing similar things may happen to him, the Sultan of Mesopotamia raises his personal security, and tries even harder to push conversion. The Ayatollah of Baghdad is forced to turn over yet another 25% of mosques for conversion. The Sultanate of Arabia continues to adopt more and more Persian customs and cultural intricacies, including the architecture style, which is now used in cities like Riyadh and Khafji.
    • You own nothing in Syria, you lost the war.
    • One step into Sindustan, diplomatic or otherwise, and Orissa will not hesitate to invade the Persians to defend Indian and Punjabi territory. Persia is warned to stay away from Indian soil. If those converters are not removed from Sindu soil by next year, Persia and Orissa will be in a state of war.
    • The Dimurats will like to buy a part of Sindhustan (not the whole thing), so we can have a border to the Indian Ocean, which could help out our trade and open Colonization opportunities. In return, we will pay a hefty price.
  • Azerbaijan, led by Queen Farah of Persia (daughter of Shah Suleiman II), begins to assert its regional authority over smaller Circaucasian nations, leading to some strife between Azerbaijan and Chechnya.
  • Cyprus continues to push into Cyrenaica. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1100 sq km, and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. 
  • Crete helps Cyprus in her fight against Cyrenaica. 
  • Despite Failures of International relations at the novgorod Conference, Russia officialy declares its interest in "Circaucasia". After (hopefully this actually happened) purchasing northern Azerbaijan from Rome (I really don't know what happened with that. Rome and I have an alliance either way, You can have weapons and money). Russia starts affirming Circaucasia as its sphere of Influence, something that was a divide between Russia and Persia. While expansion into the wilds of Sibiria continues, Russia calls upon Rome, its ally in trade, to help plan an invasion of the Circaucasian Nations. Russia sends missionaries to bordering nations, trying to get more influence. Russia believes that control of the North Caucasus is the best way to protect from invasion from the south. Despite Tsar Vecheslav's best efforts to keep the discussions on symbiotic relations, he could not suppress the unusual (to a Novgorodian) amount of Xenophobia. They obviously don't deal with people that are different from themselves on a daily basis, he thought. Anyway, more weapons are produced, and many are sent to Rome as part of the payment for northern Gruzia and Azerbaijan, establishing a border on the Caucasus Mountains between Russia and the Romans. Russia works on military establishing and whatnot, so there...RUSSIA! Russians in other parts of Russia (but not all, mostly old Muscovy and Minsk) finally, after many efforts, reach the same level of literacy as people in Old Novgorod, who encouraged literacy and many people of many classes could read and write. In any case, The Novgorodian tradition of literacy, being foreign to most of Russia after unification wars, took its time to spread. However, newer additions need a government nudge. Literacy was encouraged due to Novgorod's trade relations and literacy being vital to everyday life. It is estimated that by 1750, all of Russia would enjoy the same level of literacy as was enjoyed by the Inhabitants of the "Old Novgorod Lands" pre-unification. Anyway, works on education (Literacy in Old Novgorod, was actually high, and it would be really implausible if this trend did not continue, as almost anyone could read, the education law would not really hurt anyone...it would be implausible that literacy did not continue. It is a more free society, and reading was an important part of being a citizen. This approach did not really change, no iron fists, no real change in cuture...so it would make sense that this trend would continue)
    • Roman Diplomacy: We send aid to help our Russian allies. We send troops.
    • Azerbaijan Diplomacy: We, too, send aid to help Russia. We send troops.
    • ummm...I didn't declare war on anyone...yet...I was just planning wars for the time being...I'll probably start going to war after I reach the Pacific (I have -10 in algorithm because of continuous expansion into Sibiria...)
  • Miles upon miles of pikeroads are laid all across the nation. Many completed sections are soon opened to the public and merchants for quick travelling. The roads soon begin to earn back money at toll tax sections of the road. The fee is small, but as there are quite a few toll tax spots, it will all begin to add up to make the endeavour profitable. Buildings in Italian and Ethiopian styles fused with Orissan styles have been made all over the nation. The number of libraries and universities grows as more of the enlightened class go to learn about more things. More schools are made, and more children are sent to those schools as the number of merchants' profits grow. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. The Navy mobilises for a probable war with the Persians as the Orissan High Command goes into full alert. However, some forces are occupied in the South, helping Mataram. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. Many strides are make in the field. A 10% smallpox contraction rate is documented, lower than last year and work continues in the field. The white population on Matama continues to grow, with the SOC using the island as a stopping point between all the Matarami and Cebunese territories as a baby boom continues on the nation. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The NOC are angered by the Dutch refusal, and relations slowly begin to sour in the Dutch trading hub areas. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, and continues to try to buy out the competition in the Sultanate of Brunei. They continue to influence the Sultan in taking a pro-Orissan stance. More horses are used to greaten the grid. Horses are also put at every toll tax station so if merchants need a horse, they can rent one to the next toll tax stop. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. Ramloke Deshpande comes into the limelight with his invention. He meets with the Raja, who finds him a good chap, and insists tha all turbines around the nation should have their gear boxes changed. He agrees and it is ordered that gears should be replaced and made better. Deshpande also tells the Raja that he thinks it would be a good idea to create a network of reservoirs to ensure a large water base for crops.
  • Mataram invades Jambi to finish it off once and for all. The nation is swiftly invaded, and the Jambi are no match for Mataram, who have changed their battle tactics and lured the Jambi into many ambushes, destroying the remainder of their weak force. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. The civilising of the natives continues, with many now beginning to live in proper settlements.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Normandy: A squad of Norman soldiers is killed in Brittany. In other news, the Madagascar and Hudson Bay colony expand by 200 sq km. Technology expands as the Norman Council of Science (NCS) is established. Normandy is further integrated into the KTC.
  • The Mayan Empire: continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Cabinet awaits responses as a result of the Asian tour. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. The Empire continues asserting its influence over the Miskito Kingdom, pressuring the rulers to join the Empire, and convincing the citizens of the wealth and prosperity that awaits them when their leaders agree. The main tactic used is targeting the similarities in culture between the two nations. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism and Germanic Catholicism continue gaining followers. Money is invested in regional projects to promote wealth and business. Middle class families continue rising to prominence in some of the more wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Koori Union: The grand stone walls that were started last year are completed around all of the Koori Union's cities. These walls are armed with a number of large cannons to protect the cities from invaders. When put into practice attack by Koori Yung contingents it is found that without the use of heavy weaponry nothing can breach the walls, and even then these heavy weapons would have to be in high quantities due to the cannons of the walls being used to attack any stationary opponent. Work is completed on the stone roads linking the Koori Union's settlements, this results in internal trade and travel speeds being greatly improved. The Koori Union expands 8000 km inwards from its southern-most borders, in an attempt to increase the Koori land width on the coasts. The Koori land on mainland Trowunna is expanded by 2000 km. The joint research on the creation of a scaled up musket to be mounted on the rails of the Koori Nuwa's ships, to be used in targeting the officers of opposing ships in battle, is completed. These grand muskets start to be produced within all the Koori Union's workshops, and it is expected that production shall be completed by next year. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to twenty one. A number of trade vessels are built in the ports of the Koori Union and are added into the Koori Trading Company. The KTC, covering all the ports of the Koori Union, Ming China, Mononobe Shogunate, and Normandy, results with trade in the Western European and East sian theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. The KTC ships sent eastward land on the unknown landmass and make contact with an unknown civilisation called the Mayans. Even though the Koori KTC merchants are masters of translation, they do not recognise the Mayan tongue as any known, and begin to try to learn the Mayan language as a result. The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that within seven years all Kooris will speak the new language of Koori. On the Koori Islands, the last of the locals come out of hiding, and are treated in the same manner as their brethren. Karmai Gelar passes peacefully in his sleep due to his old age, he is viewed by many Kooris as the greatest Karmai the Union has seen yet, and that his successor has a lot to live up to. However, this statement proves ironic. He is succeded by the Gabami from the State of Uluru, Adoni. However within a week of being Karmai he is killed in an explosion caused by a mishandled gunpowder barrel. This causes a shockwave of sadness within the Koori Union. Following the death of Karmai Adoni, the Gabami for the State of Jagera, Balun, is elected Karmai by the Grand Council. But after a month of being in the position he is killed by a snake bite whilst dismounting his horse. The Koori Union had barely had time to recover from the death of Karmai Adoni when this takes place, and the nation falls into a state of despair. This results in trade, growth, and production stalling throughout the Koori Union, which terrifies the Grand Council. The remaining three Gabamis decide that something must be changed to prevent such events taking place again, and come to the conclusion that there must be an individual who shall remain even if the Karmai perishs. They turn to the various books and manuscripts that have been brought to the Koori Union via trade, and come to the conclusion that a permanent head of state is the best solution. It is decided that this position shall be titled as King or Queen, and the holder shall retain the title until death. Unlike the European systems, however, they aim to retain the Karmai and Grand Council, and as a result this position shall be seen as ceremonial, simply existing so that the Koori people have someone to look up to. So in the Koori system the Koori head of state shall be above the Karmai and Grand Council, who will act as their representatives, but will have no legislative power. So the search begins to find a worthy individual to take this position, but it is unknown how long this will take. In the meantime, however, the two vacant Gabami positions are filled and the Karmai position is taken by Gabami Darel. The expedition in the Maori Kingdom continues. The plan formed the previous year is implemented. The Koori Yung and Maori Taua launch joint attacks in an attempt to seize the settlements surrounding the loyalist capital. The fighting is fierce, and many Koori and Maori perish. Gamarada Daku is moved by this, and now begins most battles talking of the bond that is being formed between the Koori and Maori peoples, and that by fighting side by side they are both made stronger. The Koori Yung and Maori Taua soldiers are always moved by this, and once his speeches are complete, they have become prone to shouting "Parata" and embracing one another. Even with the losses sustained, the Koori and Maori are successful in defeating the loyalist forces and capturing the settlements. This results in all remaining loyalist supplies and troops being pulled back to defend the capital, as the king now believes that an attack is imminent. In the captured settlements the civilians embrace their liberators with joy, with many of them choosing to join the Maori Taua to gain revenge upon the mad king. This leads to its strength as a fighting force to be greatly increased, and it is now on par with the Koori Yung on the island. The balance of power is now in the revolution's favour, and as a result Gamarada Daku begins to formulate attack plans for the capital. The coastal attacks by the Koori ships have greatly damaged the capital's defences, and many of the well trained royal guards have been felled by the cannon fire. Gamarada Daku and Princess Airini form a romantic relationship, which is viewed without issue by the Maori around them.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Rome signs the Treaty of Novgorod ceding parts of northern Georgia in return for an alliance, guns and money. The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: We cede some our northern lands to Russia in return for an alliance, guns and money since we, too, signed the Treaty of Novgorod. The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up.
  • Dimurats: Asks to buy a portion of Sindhustan. Military, infrastructure and economy are improved.

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