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1690

An earthquake strikes central Italy, around the eastern coast of the former Papal States;

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. Emperor Mitsumasa dies and is soon succeeded by his only daughter, Empress Seishū. Some Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) as well. 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 700 sq km. 宮古 (Miyako) expands by 300 sq km onto OTL Magallanes Province. 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.
  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille, León and Aragon's economies improve. Meanwhile in Navarra, Sancho VIII dies, and the throne passes to Joana Fernández de Lara, and her husband, Philippe de Comminges, becomes jure uxoris King of Navarra, with the two using the regnal names of "Joana III" and "Felipe IV", respectively. Meanwhile, Joana III gives birth to a boy, who is named Juan. Meanwhile in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria. Meanwhile in Aragon, Maria Afonso de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is also named Maria. Meanwhile in Portugal, a flood happens in the Terceira Island, in Açores, and not many days later, an earthquake also strikes the island. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, Sofala expands 400 sq km. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4200 sq km. Meanwhile, Afonso XI gives the title of "Lord of Parnaíba" to Martim Teixeira, and in São Francisco, the succession crisis evolves into an armed conflict, which by the end of the year, is in a stalemate, with Cardoso de Barros' forces and its Pernambucan allies controlling the north bank of the São Francisco river, and Baldaia's forces and its Bahian allies controlling the south bank of the river, and the village of Porto Calvo. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4300 sq km.
  • 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. We send troops to aid Russia. Rome begins considering new allies, but as of now Rome is in need of a queen. We offer Personal Union to Russia. 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. We send troops to aid Russia.
    • ​Wait! We already accepted, with Queen Farah of Persia currently being the Queen of Azerbaijan. And, since we are a joint-vassal, you need my OK to sell land, also. Reximus55(talk) 23:28, May 2, 2013 (UTC)
    • The King is Roman, but it is a joint vassal. Rome and Russia had already agreed before you accepted, though. I'm just reposting.
    • Yeah, it was kind of a very prolonged negotiation, and the treaty-makers became lazy. Let's just put it this way: those territories were de facto Russian-administered well before the treaty was signed but let's just say that because of bureaucracy and red tape it took quite some time to actually sign a treaty and make Russia also own them de jure, for continuity sake.
  • Selk'nam: Four small Selk’nam tribes united by intermarriage of chiefly families forge a union in order to govern the hunting rights to the guanaco herds that roam their Haruwin (hunting territories). The move is initiated by Chief Chongat Yagich of the Ona and Gununa tribes, who has married his sisters to the chiefs of the neighboring Ichin and Gwitich’huelpe tribes. The new unit is called The Great Haruwin of the Selk’nam , with its “capital” at Chongat Yagich’s camp, Ona Yagich (site of OTL Tolhuin, Argentina ). The Great Haruwin is approximately 400 sq km, with Ona Yagich in the center (each of the former haruwin was about 100 sq km). Chongat Yagich tells the assembled tribes, “Now we live together in peace. Let no man take another man’s guanaco or another haruwin’s guanaco, but let us all share the bounty of the guanaco together with one another.”
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke, in his capacity as Emperor of the Confederation, continues to oversee the implementation of a uniform military organisation system throughout the confederation. The Saxon Africa Company opens a branch in Luxembourg, and encourages entrepreneurs from the other confederation member states to invest in the company's ventures. As a result, this year's ivory and (whatever else they have in that part of Africa) shipment is better than last year's. A ship of the Royal and Ducal Navy is sent to the African outpost to assist in the protection of the Company's colony. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: There are more successes in conversion of the Saint Thomas aborigines. The dictionary of their tongue is printed in the Saint Boniface mission's press, and is distributed amongst the newly-arriving priests and married deacons. 
  • Cyprus continues to push into 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 accompanies Cyprus with its push into Cyrenaica. 
  • France: the Venetiolan capitancy (French Venezuela) expands with the full expansion rate of the Nouvelle Bourgogne in an attempt to expand the colony and connect it to the Brasilean one, both expanding at 1500 sq km, while the Colonies on Erik's Bay and the Riviere expand at 1000 sq km and Guiane expands by 1500 sq northward. The military is built up. Vassalization of Tyrolia continues. France asks Cyprus for a new border treaty for the colonial expansion.
  • Occitania: Military is built up and aid is sent to France for the vassalization of Tyrolia.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up and aid is sent to France for the vassalization of Tyrolia.
  • La marche: Military is built up and aid is sent to France for the vassalization of Tyrolia.
  • Italia continues to strengthen its military by improving the efficiency of the submarines. Nya Gyptios and Siam expand by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand 10,000 sq km inland. Nuovo Venexia, Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 600 sq km each while Inca expands by 4700 sq km across the South Pacific. Aid is quickly sent to the affected areas of the earthquake, with all of the Venetian League pitching in to help survivors and rescue attempts. I'll be posting for Scan for a couple of turns as he has requested me to do so while he is away.
  • 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 4000 sq km inland as more plantations are built in the colony. The Federation also enacts a new education policy by establishing a system of universities. Each Sheik state shall have one university in it in the state's capital, and an Emirate will have at least three universities in the Emirate's three largest cities e.g., the University of Muscat. This policy is enacted to foster a growing science industry and to create a higher trained workforce.
  • 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 expands 10,000 sq km to the south after the powerful noble merchant is allowed to found his own Sheikdom state within the republic. The noble leads the republic's expansion southwards and he crowns himself Sheik Omar of Oscuz. The new state is circular and along Madagascar's western coastline.
  • 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 vassalization of Kuban continue.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. Financial advisors are sent to the Apache, to help streamline the market economy. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. 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.
  • York: The war continues. Economy and military expand. Population expands also. 
  • Russia improves its economy and trade relations. The Russian Duma opts to start diplomacy with China, as now Russia takes up the entire Chinese northern border. Diplomats are sent to the Chinese government with apologies for the disrespect that others showed towards them. Russia hopes to set up a permanent embassy in Beijing (if that is the capital). Meanwhile, work on implementing the education act in hopes to have the entirety of the nation have the same literacy level as in old Novgorod. Meanwhile, trade relations are also tried at with China and Manchuria. Expansion into Siberia continues, Kanada expands by 4500 sq km, Novorossiya expands 500 sq km. Flax, cotton and tobacco start to become the largest industries in Novorossiya.
  • Many more miles of Pike Roads are laid and opened to the public. Citizens begin to use them very frequently as it provides a reliable route for transportation. Money earned from the tool tax stations helps contribute to the building of more Pike Roads. The number of libraries and universities grows as more of the enlightened class take the option of higher education. More schools are built, 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 returns to full strength and continues to flex its muscles. Aggressive moves are made to dissuade the Persians from entering Sindustan. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. Many strides are made in the field. An 8% 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 begin to slow trading with the Dutch after their sale did not go through. NOC merchants begin to prefer Venetian ports instead, with much trading taking place with the Italians. 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. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. A large campaign of creating reservoirs and repairing and enlarging older ones begins this year. It is a step in the right direction, with irrigation canals to connect up the reservoirs also starting. It is predicted to take three years (finished by 1692). Bengal begins to vassalise the states of Kuch and Assam.
  • Mataram consolidates its new territories. Establishing new schools and laws, the country hopes to ensure the new territory fits in with the nation as quickly as possible. 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.

1691

  • Portugal, León, Aragon, Navarra and economies improve, and in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a girl, who is named Joana. Meanwhile in León, Teresa Pacheco gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, Sofala expands 400 sq km. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4200 sq km. Meanwhile in São Francisco, Porto Calvo is retaken by Cardoso de Barros' forces, before the conflict finally comes to the attention of the viceroy, Antônio Gonçalves da Câmara, who substitutes Matias da Cunha as viceroy after the latter's term ends. Câmara then tries to mediate the conflict, with no success, and the conflict continues in a stalemate, with no advances. While in the southern side of the São Francisco, the village of São Cristóvão grows. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4300 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi, and some are also built in Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Miyako expands by 300 sq km into OTL Magallanes Province. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Great Chief Chongat Yagich sends five emissaries, including his own brother Yagich’in Yagich, West in search of the fabled land of “Mehee-yah-kuh” (Miyako colony of Mononobe Shogunate), which is said to exist west of the mountains. Shiny metal trinkets from this land have appeared in the hands of other tribes encountered by the Great Haruwin, and tales of strangely dressed men with strange weapons have circulated throughout the island of Selk’nam Yagich. The Great Chief sends twenty of the softest guanaco pelts as a gift suited for the Great Chief of Mehee-yah-kuh, and instructs his emissaries to give the following message, “So says Chongat Yagich, Great Chief Over all the Guanaco Herds: Our haruwin of the Selk’nam has become great in this land east of the tall mountains. The spirits have entrusted us with many guanaco and their meat is plentiful. It is said that you are the greatest haruwin in the land West of the mountains, and we have seen with our own eyes the beautiful objects that you make. Come, let us two great ones be friends. Let us not hunt one another’s guanaco, and let us be in peace with one another. May the great haruwin of East and West stand forever.” (Mononobe Shogunate diplomacy, please respond).Chongat Yagich’s camp at Ona Yagich begins to take on characteristics of a permanent settlement, formerly nomadic hunters begin trapping live Guanaco instead of killing them, transferring them to primitively-fenced pastures. Young guanacos are raised in close contact with humans, and the species begins the process of domestication. Berry bushes are dug up and transported to locations next to the camp, where they are tended by the women.
    • Miyako Governor Mononobe Yamashiro forwards the message to Shogun Mononobe Kiyotaka. The message comes back and the Shogun agrees to befriend the Selk'nam tribe and wishes to open diplomatic relations with them.
  • Cyprus continues to push into Cyrenaica. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. Cyprus proposes to leave the borders in northern Antilia as is for now. 
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Germany cuts all ties with Saxony and the Confederation, as well as Luxembourg. The military expands on full gear, and national allies are promised no threat from the Germans. Neu Berlin has completed rounding the Great Lakes, and expands 4500 sq km around the Myame nation. Vinland continues to prosper economically.
  • Selk'nam Emissaries to Mononobe Shogunate: "We do not know of this 'diplomacy' you speak of - but we are friends and we will not hunt your guanacos. The camp of the Selk'nam is always open to the Great Chief of Mehee-yah-kuh and his emissaries. May the spirits smile upon this day!" 
  • France: Secret emissaries arrive at Saxony saying that the situation of them leading the confederation will only cause a further conflict with Germany, France and the Netherlands, and against none of them. Neither the Federation nor the Kingdom of Saxony stands a chance to fully withstand them alone or together. The best they can do is to leave the federation or be an observing member. While this, the military is built up and colonies expand 1500 sq km: both Nouvelle Bourgogne (focused on Eastern Venetiola) and Brasilea, and 1000 sq km both La Riviere and Erik's Bay while Guiane expands 1500 sq km northward. While this, the vassalization of Tyrolia continues.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up. It continues to help on the vassalization of Tyrolia.
  • Occitania: Military is built up. It continues to help on the vassalization of Tyrolia. Navy expands.
  • La Marche: Military is built up. It continues to help on the vassalization of Tyrolia.
  • Persian: More and more Nestorian priests are sent out to regions inside of Persia, as part of the 80-Year War. The Shah then incorporates Mangystau into the Persian Empire, technically as a sultanate, but runs very independently, much like Azerbaijan. He also creates the Persian Trading Corporation, a semi-independent, privately owned company that is made up of many different traders in Persia. They are officially tasked with trade deals and colonialism. This builds the military and the economy. ArmeniaMesopotamiaand the Arabian Sultanate are all relatively quiet, and are growing more Persian, over 24 years into the 80-Year Plan. They can all speak Persian, and many start to identify themselves as Persian.
    • Persia: We propose an alliance with: Punjab, Orissa, China, Ethiopia, and Russia.
    • WO WO WO WO! I go on a plane ride, and come back to this? Beware, that Rome, Venice and I will destroy you for any more hostilitiesFurther explanation, I worked on a personal union for ten years. You can't just walk in and take it without a war, which will provoke an invasion of you, so your choice.
    • I don't think the Bedouins of Arabia, Armenians and Mesopotamians will see themselves as Persian at all. They will see themselves as their invidividual cultural races. You can't stamp out centuries of cultural difference in 24 years and think that they'll turn Persian.
  • The Persian Trading Company begins looking for a viable site for a colony, which will be Persia's first. The island which  they call Az Aqaans Zhirman (OTL New Zealand) is scouted out, and the Company hires missionaries. The PTC plans to have a colony sent to the island by June of 1700.
  • Azerbaijan builds its military, economy and infrastructure, and continues to serve as a solid tie between Persia and Rome, due to the nature of its government split between the nations.
  • UMSHM: The member states of the Confederation go on joint army maneuvers, under the overall command of Saxon officers. Two new ships are built. Trade from the African outpost increases.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Even more Saint Thomas Aborigines are converted, and the Saint Thomas aborigine dictionary and phrasebook is published in Magdeburg by the ecclesiastical press.
  • Ethiopia: Expands its colony of Warqama by 2000 km, and the vassals of Adal, Warsangali and Maynila by 10,000 km each. The military and economy are expanded. Vassalization of Sudan begins.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up. We send troops to aid Russia. Rome begins considering new allies, but as of now Rome is in need of a queen. We offer Personal Union to Russia. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. Rome begins building relations with Carthage, giving lavish gifts to its King and offering it any aid it wishes. Rome also begins upping its trading with Carthage, in hopes one day the two nations may be much closer.
  • York: The African and North Antilian colonies expand by 200 sq km. Prince Alexander is born. becoming heir apparent when Richard dies. The war continues.
  • Dimurats: Mangyastu and Dimurats enter a personal union, and the Retarted Persians are told to go home or else. Military, economy and infrastructure are improved. Rome, get yourself and your allies' militaries ready. Arab Fed, Persia will take you over if we don't do something, so we ask you to join a pact with Rome and me.
    • Arab Fed.: The Arabian Federation has no interest in the Roman Empire.
    • We will hope the better for your nations, and promise if the Persians fire one bullet, the Dimurats, and hopefully Rome and allies, will turn Persia into a petty semi-nation.
  • 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 vassalization of Kuban continues.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • The Mayan Empire: continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. 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.
  • As more Pike Roads are laid around the nation and completed they are opened to the public, generating money for the government. The number of libraries and universities grows as more of the enlightened class take the option of higher education. 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 continues to stay on high alert, but is in a more measured stride as to showing off their power. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. Many strides are made in the field. A 7% 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 begin trading with the Venetians in large nimber, prefering them to 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. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The reservoir and canal makng project continues at full pace (finished by 1692). Bengal continues to vassalise the states of Kuch and Assam.
  • Mataram consolidates its new territories. Establishing new schools and laws, the country hopes to ensure the new territory fits in with the nation as quickly as possible. 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.
  • Italia continues to strengthen its military by improving the efficiency of the submarines. Nya Gyptios and Siam expand by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand 10,000 sq km inland. Nuovo Venexia, Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 600 sq km each while Inca expands by 4700 sq km across the South Pacific. Reconstruction efforts begin in the effected areas of the Earthquake, allowing the economy to boom. The nation also looks upon the developments west of Rome with cautionour eyes.
  • 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 4000 sq km inland as more plantations are built in the colony. The Emir of Shaybah, Muhammad bin Said II, begins looking for someone to marry his eldest daughter off to. The Emir does as because he has not had a male heir with his wife yet, the Sheik of Ra Khalid.
  • 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 new Sheikdom state is integrated into the republic.
  • 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, also start to be close to Pasai and become one kingdom. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 2000 sq km.
  • The Russian economy grows as Russian pioneers and Cossacks reach farther and farther towards the Pacific, further establishing the Russian border with Manchuria. Meanwhile, the economy is growing ... yes ,,, a growing economy, and the offer for diplomacy and trade agreements with China still stands. Russia expands Novorossia by 4500 sq km, and Kanada by 500 sq km.

1692

An earthquake, followed by a giant wave, hits the Syrian colony of Rihnad 'Mihyah, making more damage on the southern part of the island.

An earthquake happens in the Netherlands. It doesn't make much damage.

  • Portugal, Aragon, León, Navarra and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gives birth to a boy, who is named Manuel. Meanwhile in Navarra, Joana III gives birth to a boy, who is named Ramiro. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 200 sq km. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4500 sq km. Meanwhile in São Francisco, Gonçalves da Câmara manages to negotiate a truce, while trying to get the case to the attention of the king. Afonso XI receives the viceroy's report about the happenings, and decides to split the capitania in two, divided by the São Francisco river. Meanwhile, the village of São Cristóvão grows, along with some nearby villages. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4500 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi, and some are also built in Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: The earthquake damage is repaired, and doesn't affect much. King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. The war in Wales is finished, and Londres is captured, The king offers a peace treaty, and leaves behind the conflict, for it accepts in marriage to the only daughter of the King of Wales, and thus create a better future for both kingdoms. 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, also start to be close to Pasai and become one kingdom. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km.
  • Apache: The borders are expanded 9000 km to the northeast. A trend has been acquiring with Apache farmers. Many are now beginning to grow tobacco and cotton instead of foodstuffs. Great Chief Fredrick thanks the Maya for the financial advisors.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy to repair it after small gains were made in Cyrenaica. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1100 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. 
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam expands 50 miles to the North after the two Selk'nam haruwin of Chu'tlchin and Ctluna'anich ask for Great Haruwin protection against the warlike harwin to their immediate West. Great Chief Chongat Yagich takes them into the haruwin, declaring, "one day I dream that the spirits enlarge the haruwin to take in both you and your enemies, let us not fight one another like guanaco in mating season, but let us instead enjoy the bounty of the land together." Emissaries are sent to the warlike tribes to the West in hopes of putting an end to hostilities.
  • The fighting between China and Zulu stops as the lines are drawn. The Zulu nation is devastated while the resources for the Chinese troops begin to run thin. In August, a supply fleet enters the new port. The conquered area is renamed Zǔ lǔ. Meanwhile, the Russian offers are accepted. In Southeastern Asia, relations with the Shan dynasty improve. Lastly, the military and economy of China and her vassals improve.
  • Poor Rajputs continue to move in large numbers to the colony of Āphrikā Jamīna which expands by 2500 km. The colony of Lōha Sthaḷa on OTL Sulawesi expands by 400 km. In Rajputana proper the infrastructure is improved and the ports are expanded to accommodate more ships trading in the Indian Ocean. Rajputana's navy is improved and has more advanced ships constructed. Rajput council members wonder if the Italians have accepted the deal offered to them. Treaties of cooperation and commerce are sent to the Japanese and Netherlanders.
    • Netherlands accepts.
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke is exceedingly distressed and disappointed by Brandenburg's cutting of ties. His Majesty states that that is not how disagreements between allies are conducted, especially allies who have assisted Brandenburg in almost all of its military engagements. His Majesty states that if the Emperor of Germany has a disagreement, he should put it in writing, or else send an emissary or even come himself to meet with the King-Duke to discuss. His Majesty is always ready to speak with his northern friends. For the moment, to calm rising tensions, HM stops joint activities with the Confederation and disscolves the confederation's Bundesrat for the time being until tensions lessen. The trading post in Africa is expanded by the SAC with the establishment of another fort twenty miles to the north of the first.
    • Germany would like to request the return of part or the whole of Luxembourg, which is still a part of the Germanic realms according to us. Luxembourg illegally seceded from the Empire and illegally joined another nation which our ally led. This is regarded as betrayal committed by both parties and has led to calls for blood.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Yet more Saint Thomas Aborigines are converted to Catholicism. 
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and extends the colony of Yawah Wajab by 2000 km. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each. The development of hybrid Ethiopian and Orissan architecture begins in the city of Asmara.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. 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. Finally, several major figures convince the King to join the Empire, successfully vassalizing the Miskito Kingdom. The Chambers commission workers to go and update the local infrastructure and roadways, allowing for easy passage back and forth. 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.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up. We send troops to aid Russia. Rome begins considering new allies, but as of now Rome is in need of a queen. We offer Personal Union to Russia. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. Rome continues building relations with Carthage, giving lavish gifts to its King and offering it any aid it wishes. Rome also begins upping its trade with Carthage, in hopes one day the two nations may be much closer.
Russia is an elective monarchy. Even if you are invited to be Tsar, the PU will only last for the remainder of your king's life ... and also, if Russia does not like you, they can kick you out of office. (Russia, like old Novgorod, invites and dismisses its then princes now Tsars)
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani troops begin being sent to aid Russia. A new class of nobles is created, and it is made creating the House of Nobles, with half being Roman and half being Azerbaijani. It is also decided to create a second house called the Peoples Assembly, which will be made up of Azerbaijani citizens.
  • Normandy: The Madagascar and Hudson Bay colony expand by 250 sq km. Technology increases as the NCS continues their work on biology and basic physics. Tensions slightly simmer down in Brittany as the Royal Council passes The Breton Act of 1692, which gives Brittany semi-autonomous status. It is still an absorbed realm in Normandy without any borders and government of its own, but now has a special seat in the Royal Council. In other news, the first female Commander in the Norman military is honored in Rouen. Military and economy expand.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as more plantations are built in the colony. The new university system continues to be built and the Sheik council begin discussions into building a new state school system to educate people to a basic standard and to find out if children are good enough to progress to university.
  • 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. New innovations are brought into machinery including a new way to see far out to sea - the telescope.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy as the colony exports more spices and fruit.
  • York: King Richard signs a peace treaty that ends the war against Wales. Among the treaty provisions, York will annex northern Welsh lands. Population and economy expand.
  • Koori Union: 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 Koori grand muskets are now mounted on the rails of every Koori Nuwa ship, and in practice battles, prove to be effective at hitting man sized targets on opposing ships with ease. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to twenty four. 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 Asian theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. The KTC merchants who landed in the Mayan Empire three years ago finish their work learning the Mayan language. As they are now fluent in the Mayan tongue they complete their mission and offer the Mayan Empire KTC membership. The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that within four years all Kooris will speak the new language of Koori. In the Maori Kingdom, preparations are now complete for the final assault on  the loyalist capital. Over the past two years any remaining loyalist forces that resided outside of the capital have been rounded up and killed, with any supplies captured being put to good use by the Maori Taua. The coastal attack campaign run by the Koori ships has devastated the capital over the past two years. It is believed that over fifty percent of the royal guard have been killed, and most of the defensive structures have been eliminated. Gamarada Daku prepares the Koori Yung and Maori Taua forces outside of the capital, and begins the speech that he wrote many years before. He stands up in front of his men and says how they are all "Paratas", and how fighting side by side the Koori and Maori have been permanently linked. He points to the capital and says that the Maori King must perish so that this bond may endure, and the Maori can once again be a proud people. He then calls the charge. The Koori Yung and Maori Taua run towards the battlements of the capital, but when they arrive they find them unmanned. Gamarada Daku slows down the assault so that they do not fall into a trap. They approach the palace carefully. On their way they find the bodies of the settlement's citizens, spread out around the streets, which infuriates the Maori Taua soldiers and the Koori Yung soldiers equally. Gamarada Daku and his troops climb the palace steps, mirroring the events that took place in the second year of their arrival. He prepares himself and his men for opening the doors and facing their enemy. The doors of opened, and reveals the Maori King, his sons, and what remains of the royal guard behind battlements in the throne room of the palace. The defenders immediately open fire, and a number of Koori and Maori are felled. However, the musket volley is soon reciprocated. The battle rages for a small furious time, until the royal guard and all of the king's sons have been felled, and the king is draped injured on his throne. The throne room falls quiet as Gamarada Daku approaches the throne. The king appears to muster his stength to attack, but is unable to. Gamarada Daku reaches the throne and simply says: "Tyrants never last", pulls out his pistol, and fires it straight into the face of the king. He throws the king's body from the throne, turns to his men, and shouts a cry of "Parata". The men reply in kind, and the celebrations begin. Within the hour, Princess Airini arrives at the throne room, and is formally crowned Queen of the Maori Kingdom. Any small pockets of Maori loyalists quickly surrender as a result. Due to Princess Airini's time spent with Gamarada Daku she knows much of the Koori Union, and envies their system of governence and happy life. As a result she reforms the Maori Kingdom into the Maori Union, which follows the same system as the Koori Union. The two islands are split into five states, each with their own Gabami, and a Karmai is chosen from their ranks. Near the end of the year Karmai Delar arrives from the Koori Union, the years that Gamarada Daku and his men had been out of contact led to much speculation to what should be done, and what fate they might have faced. Karmai Delar is informed of the events of the previous years, and is both shocked and amazed at the work Gamarada Daku has done, something which leads him to greatly respect the man. The search for a King in the Koori Union has proved fruitless so far, but after hearing of the actions of Gamarada Daku, he begins to believe his search is complete. He meets privately with Gamarada Daku, and offers the position to him. He is shocked, but accepts with one condition, that he may marry Queen Airini. Karmai Gelar considers this, and knowing that it would unite the two nations, decides to agree. As a result Gamarada Daku relinquishes his position of Gamrada, and is crowned King Daku. Within the same week, the ceremony to marry King Daku and Queen Airini takes place, and a personal union is formed between their two states. As a result the Koori Union and Maori Union are in a personal union, being ruled by the same royal family.
  • Italia continues to strengthen its military by improving the efficiency of the submarines. Nya Gyptios and Siam expand by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand 10,000 sq km inland. Nuovo Venexia, Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expand by 600 sq km each while Inca expands by 4700 sq km across the South Pacific.
  • France: The military is built up and navy expands, in an attempt to re-expand Latin culture and Romance in North Africa. The King of France, Charles IX marries the daughter of the King of Carthage, and like the Roman Empire, it begins an open trading relationship, as both being Catholic states (Carthage being made by Papal Cape Alfons). With this, King Charles IX and his wife return to France - to Paris, where they have their first two children: Andre and Jean Pierre by the end of the year (Twins YAY!). While this, the colonies expand at their usual rates: Nouvelle Bourgogne, Guiane and Brasilea expanding by 1500 sq km and L'Riviere and Erik's Bay expanding by 1000 sq km. While this, the school system continues growing and the Act of Lyon ensures that any citizen of France can have access to it, and free of religion. Vassalization of Tyrolia ends, with them entering in the French sphere of influence.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up. RhetoRomance continues growing as well as the education system progresses. Enjoys the vassalization of Tyrolia.
  • Occitania: Military is built up, Navy expands and school system grows. It congratulates France for its success on Tyrolia.
  • La marche: Military is built up, it accepts French Act of Lyon, and congratulates France for the success on Tyrolia.
  • The Pike Road building drive finishes this year, with the main cities connected up by Pike Road. As long as the Pike Roads can prove they are profitable, more might be built in the future. The number of libraries and universities grows as more of the enlightened class take the option of higher education. 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 continues to stay on high alert, but the environment is more relaxed in the Navy. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. Many strides are made in the field. A 5% 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 in the nation. The Taj Mahal nears completion, and it is where his beloved wife and the former Raja will be buried together. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. 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. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The reservoir and canal makng project finally finishes. Around 5000 reservoirs were built, supplemented by canals to help grow crops. Bengal continues to vassalise the states of Kuch and Assam.
  • Mataram consolidates its new territories. Establishing new schools and laws, the country hopes to ensure the new territory fits in with the nation as quickly as possible. 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.
  • Russia works on economy by forging trade relations with the east and China. Every state in the Russian realm officially send ambassadors to China, and Russia offers to build an embassy of the Russian realm to foster co-operation. Siberian settlement continues. Novitossiya grows 4500 sq km, Kannada grows 500.

1693

Mount Etna erupts, causing a devastating earthquake that affects parts of Sicily and Malta, killing about 60,000 people.

Dahod expands into the former Gujarati fragmented areas, doubling its size on the process.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi, and some are also built in Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Portugal, Castille, León, Navarra and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Portugal, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a boy, who is named Luís. Meanwhile in Aragon, Maria Afonso de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Pere, and who dies after some days. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile, Índia expands 200 sq km from the city of Buge, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2050 sq km, while Potengi expands 1200 sq km inland, and Ceará expands 1250 sq km inland, on areas closer to the Lordship of Parnaíba, which grows more autonomous from Ceará, even though Martim Teixeira is technically a vassal of Duarte V da Costa (capitão donatário of Ceará). Meanwhile, Gonçalo Baldaia places his capitania's administrative center in São Cristóvão, while Pedro Cardoso de Barros remains using Penedo as the administrative center. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4500 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their Báitǔdì colony by 4000 sq km. The Manchurians begin expanding their territory northwards, intent on reaching the strait between the continents to expediate colonial expansion.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and the colony of Warqama is expanded by 2000 km. The vassals of Maynila, Warsangali, and Adal are expanded by 10,000 km each. The Empire begins development of long-range vessels for new trade missions to the Americas, and begins to seek an open port treaty with the Orissans. Hybrid Ethiopian/Hindi architecture continues throughout the Empire.
    • Seeing the Ethiopians seek an open port treaty, one is soon granted to the Ethiopians. As long as theOrissans are allowed an open port policy, too.
  • China expands its Zulu colony northwards by 500 sq km. The military and economy both improve as relations with the Shan state improve.
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke suspends Luxembourg from the Confederation of the Rhine for the time being, in order to ease international tensions. His Majesty requests that representatives from Brandenburg and Luxemburg meet in Magdeburg. (LOL, they're all -burgs) for a conference to discuss issues and help solve the issue. The meeting will be arbitrated by His Eminence the Primate of the Catholic Germans, and the King-Duke. Meanwhile, more merchants travel to the African forts run by the SAC to join the profitable business, including, slave trading. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The city is readied for the coming diplomats, and work begins on a new wing for the university. The Saint Thomas Aboriginal dictionary/phrasebook goes on sale in Magdeburg, and is bought by academics, and begins to be used by the linguistic professors at the university.
  • The King of Italia himself rushes south to visit the scene of the earthquake and volcanic eruption. He orders the focus to be put on rebuilding and developing the area further with more sturdy buildings. This bolsters the economy of the south but getting supplies via sea is still a problem and too slow. Venice again attempts to pursuade Germany to sell the Slavic portion of Austria (OTL Eastern Slovenia) so that Venice may have easier access to Western Hungary. Nuovo Treviso, Nuovo Venexia and Nuovo Brescia expand by 600 sq km each. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand inland by 10,000 sq km. Inca expands by 4700 sq km across the South Pacific.
  • Persia's Shah, Suleiman II, loses massive amounts of popularity within Persia. The people are angry at his recent failure in war (or rather the agreement of armistice after the war, his loss of Azerbaijan and perceived weakness, as well as the possible issue with Mangystau being in both a Dynastic and Personal Union. The Shah is under a lot of pressure from both his nobles and the people of Persia, so decides it is time to take a different foreign policy towards different nations. As part of this, he annexes 500 sq km of the Levantine Kingdom. In addition, he agrees to a request by his Persian Parliament to create a new government system - a three-branch system where one-third the Power is held by the Shah, one-third is held by the Parliament, and one-third is held by the President, who will be called the Emir. It is still unknown when this will happen, but unless the Shah can be massively successful, it is pressumed that it will happen.  Armenia's infrastructure improves.  Mesopotamia's Ayatollah dies, causing some mourning among the Muslim community. We ask the Arabian Caliphate to name his successor, a sign of Persian Muslim submission to the Arabian Caliphate. The Arabian Sultanate also mourns the loss of the Ayatollah, who also ruled their Islam as well. It is thought that without an equally charismatic leader, Islam in Persia will soon be on its way out.
    • Persia:  We propose an alliance with Punjab, China, Orissa, Ethiopia, Russia and Venice.
    • Persia: We are willing to provide support to Venice, if need be, for the recent volcano. We send food supplies to Sicily and Malta.
    • Persia: We propose the following solution to the Mangyastau issue:[1]
    • MODS: Why did I get so many strikethroughs on my last post? I didn't violate a single rule, and a Dynastic Union is perfectly fair game. This seems to be unfair. Also, it is perfectly resonable for people to all know Persian (business in any other language is outlawed). Finally, it is reasonable for some to start feeling Persian, similar to how people in the American South-West started to feel American after being conquered from Mexico.
    • You have to work at it like I did. I spent almost every turn, and one turn you just say you annex it, yea or nay.
    • Venice accepts the aid from Persia but refuses to ally on the grounds of the recent invasion of the Levantine Kingdom.
    • You annexing 500 sq km is a declaration of war on the Levantine Kingdom. Do you wish for another war to happen? Also, the people have been CONQUERED. They are upset at the loss of sovereignty and unlikely to ever climatize to Persian rule. The same with the Kurds and the Beduoins. And just because they speak the language does not mean they feel Persian. I don't feel British, French, Italian, Chinese or Japanese. The American Southwest changed their views because they were flooded by Americans and had increased wealth not to mention they were originally relatively unpopulated areas. 
    • It is not a declaration of war. If you read the rules, it clearly states that after one week of inactivity, the nation enters civil disarray.
    • He left a message in the archives I believe.
  • The Persian Trading Company (PTC) is content to hear of the recent Maori Union, and proposes a massive set of trade deals with the Maori and Koori Unions. The head of the PTC asks for exclusive trade rights in Az Aqaans Zhirman (OTL New Zealand). He also asks to be able to establish a set of colonies on the south part of the South Island. NOTE: This is all Diplomacy, Hailstormer.
    • ​Koori Diplomacy: In light of current events we decline on both counts. Also, we refuse to cede any of our territory. We fought a long and hard revolution to secure these lands and we shall not see them lost.
  • Azerbaijan: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Using his power as by law, King Isaac, at the urging of his brother in Rome, divorces his wife Queen Fatah and she gets none of Azerbaijan, making Azerbaijan once again only a Roman vassal. A wedding soon occurs between King Isaac and native Azerbaijan peasant Isabella, which gives the Azerbaijani people something to celebrate as once again an Azerbaijani is on the throne.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up. We send troops to aid Russia. Rome begins considering new allies.. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. Rome continues building relations with Carthage, giving lavish gifts to its king and offering it any aid it wishes. Rome also continues upping its trading with Carthage, in hopes one day the two nations may be much closer. Rome, knowing it has the support of its allies, declares war on the Persians, and invades.
  • The Pike Roads begin to earn back their value and begin to prove to be quite a profitable endeavour. The Raja is pleased with the desicion he took. The number of libraries and universities grows as more of the enlightened class take the option of higher education. 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 continues to stay on high alert, with the Navy going back into an aggressive stance seeing Persia not backing dow from claiming Sindustan. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. Their work on smallpox finally bears fruit as a 2.5% smallpox contraction rate is documented, lower than last year. This means that they can now make vaccinations from old smallpox material with only two to three people out of 100 contracting smallpox. The vaccination is soon patented and the population of Matama (the former Scandinavian colony) will be the first to get innoculated, on the insistance of the Governer. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues on the nation. The Taj Mahal is finally completed. A majestic site, it soon gains fame all over Orissa and its territories. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. 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. They send converters into the nation (both Vedic and Trimurt). Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.\the huge number of new reservoirs help store up much more water, and as more canals are completed into dry regions of the Deccan, areas where crop growth was hard/impossible can now grow basic crops due to irrigation through the canals. Bengal continues to vassalise the states of Kuch and Assam, with the states almost becoming dependent on Bengal for trading.
  • Mataram pumps in propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many of the uncivilised are moved into towns where they become cheap labour. Some, however, are civilised and escape this trade.
  • France: Military is built up and navy expands, The Rhine confederation is asked if Lorraine can become again part of the Monarchy of France as it is currently ruled by the brother of the previous king. While this, the colonies expand at their usual rates such as 1500 sq km both Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Guiane, and La Riviere, and Erik's Bay expand at 1000 sq km.
  • Switzerland: The military is built up.
  • La Marche: The military is built up.
  • Occitania: The military is built up.
  • Normandy: The military is built up. The economy expands, coinciding with the political stagnation in Brittany. Some theorists in the Norman court tell of an oncoming war, and the likelihood of a civil conflict is very high. Queen JeAnne, now in her late fifties, calls for an emergency meeting of the Royal Council on matters of war.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. To set a definite border with European colonies in the north, a diplomat is sent to Cyprus to inquire about purchasing land south of the OTL Rio Grande. A diplomat is dispatched to the Koori Union to accept membership into the KTC. 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 pressuring the leaders of the Apache to join the Empire. The Chambers continue to send workers to go and update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom. 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.
  • Dimurats: Troops are sent to aid the Romans. The new union with Mangyastu is celebrated, and the new area sees an increase in economy. Military, Infrastructure, and Economy are improved. The capital, in its 6th year of building, continues to be built. A college opens in the old capital, and many schools begin construction across the country, to improve education.
  • Germany expands its military. Neu Berlin expands by 3600 sq km. Vinland expands 500 sq km. Eriksmark expands 400 sq km along the Hudson Bay. A response is requested from the Saxons as calls for war grow increasingly popular. Neu Berlin becomes the center and pinnacle of the German overseas Empire as the population of the colony reaches a record one million people (is this possible?).
    • No. Even large-size colonies in OTL, like Brazil or the United States, only reached one million people around the 1750's.
    • Actually, the US had three million inhabitants in 1776.
  • Russia sends troops to aid Rome in their War...Expansion into Sibiria continues, military updates happen, Kanada expands 4500 sq km, Novorossiya expands 500 sq km. Russian flags are planted in Abkhazia, and Dagestan (as those territories gained from Georgia and Azerbaijan respectively are now called). Invasion plans are drawn up for the Circaucasian States.
    • Rome thanks mighty Russia, and we swear to send troops to aid in your conquest of Circaucasian States.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands 8000 km up the eastern coast, in a similar pattern to current borders. The Koori land on mainland Trowunna is expanded by 2000 km. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to twenty seven. A number of trade vessels are built in the ports of the Koori Union and are added into the Koori Trading Company. An emissary arrives from the Mayan Empire to accept KTC membership. The Maori Union joins the KTC also. The KTC, covering all the ports of the Koori Union, Ming China, Mononobe Shogunate, Normandy, Mayan Empire, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that within three years all Kooris will speak the new language of Koori. As a result of the success of this campaign, a general education system begins to be planned.
  • Maori Union: The new state begins to plan for a period of modernisation. The first step of these plans is the formalisation of the current government system. This includes the formal creation of the main positions in the government, drawing up the state boundaries, founding of state capitals, and deciding what settlement shall become the capital of the Maori Union. In terms of military development it is planned for the Maori Union to have their own version of the Koori Nuwa, and the Maori Taua to be expanded and brought up to a level similar to the whole of the Koori Yung. It is decided that the three small islands surrounding the two large islands under Maori Union control are to be captured and colonised. The Koori Nuwa provide the ships necessary to do this, and it is achieved without incident. As a result of this all of the Maori people reside within the Maori Union.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as more plantations are built in the colony. The Sheik council also vote in favour on declaring war against Persia seeing how Rome has invaded them. Troops begin to mobilize as Sultan Yazid wishes to bring all of Arabia and Mesopotamia into the sphere of influence of the Arabian Federation.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate sends troops to re-conquer parts of Arabia that were sold to the Arabian Sultanate. Caliph Ali declares that he shall be the Caliph/Ayatollah reigning over all of Arabia.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives sends ships to attack the Persian coastline and raid Persian shipping.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy as the colony exports more spices and fruit. They also send troops to help fight against Persia as several Comchellak units join the armies of the Caliphate to help invade the Nejd.

1694

  • Portugal, Aragon, Navarra, Castille and León's economies improve. Meanwhile in Aragon, Maria Afonso de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca, and who dies after a few days. Meanwhile in León, Teresa Pacheco gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfonso. Meanwhile in Castille, Alfonso XIV dies, and is succeeded by his son Juan Alfonso de Lara, Prince of Cantabria, who is crowned as "Juan III, King of Castille, Toledo, Jaén, Cantabria and Murcia, Duke of Arjona and Huete, Marchess of Auñón and Count of Bañares and Villalobos". Meanwhile, Juan III gives the title of Count of Castrojeriz to his brother Nuño, while the title of Marchess of Malagón is given to his other brother, Fernando. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Sofala expands 400 sq km and Índia expands 200 sq km. While in Brasil, Ceará keeps expanding, gaining 4300 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Santa Maria expands 4300 sq km.
  • Azerbaijan: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. King Isaac and Queen Isabella support Romes war effort. Queen Isabella gives birth to a son, uniting the bloodlines of Rome and Azerbaijan forever. He is named Isaac the Second after his father.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up. Rome enters its second year of war with the Persians, and some advances are made. Although not super large, they are important, and over time will add up until by the war's end into a sizable chunk. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. Rome continues building relations with Carthage, giving lavish gifts to its king and offering it any aid it wishes. Rome also continues upping its trade with Carthage, in hopes one day the two nations may be much closer. Rome signs a trade/defense pact with the Mayans.
    • You mean you signed a trade/defense pact with the Mayans, free shipping in several ports in exchange for technology and aid in wars, right?
    • Yeah, sorry.
    • No problem, just checking the deal was legit. 
    • OK, good :)
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi, and some are also built in Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand the military and the economy, and agrees to Orissa request for an open port treaty as well. The vassal of Khmer Krom begins to lose its Khmer majority as Ethiopian colonists begin to flock to the vassal's cities and towns. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 1000 km and the colony of Msraq Qäsärä expanded by 1000 km as well. The vassals of Warsangali, Adal, and maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each, and their militaries and economies expanded in kind. Ethiopian-Hindi hybrid architecture continues to grow and dominate the building styles of Ethiopia and the imperial domains.
  • UMSHM: His Majesty requests Brandenburg to attend the conference which was begun last year in order to relieve tensions, instead of being war-mongerers  and, quite frankly, unsporting. His Majesty has done all he can to bring Luxembourg and Brandenburg to the meeting table, and he would appreciate if his northern allies would assist. Any war from Brandenburg now would be merely a war of aggression, especially as Luxembourg was suspended from the Confederation of the Rhine last year. His Majesty acknowledges that there could have been a problem with the messengers he sent, and that perhaps Brandenburg did not actually receive the information. If that is the case, the His Majesty hopes that Brandenburg will accept the invitation to the conference table and do all they can to avoid an unnecessary and costly war.
    • France D: We ask the Confederation to return Lorraine or to let it become member of the French crown. As well, the ruler of Lorraine is the Uncle of the French King and brother of the previous King.
      • Confederation D: (I suppose I have to speak on behalf of the Confederation) Would it be acceptable to France if Lorraine remained a member-state, but accepted the King of France as its ruler? (A similar situation occurred OTL where part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was part of the German Confederation). If the Confederation ever went to war with France in the future (which it wouldn't, I'm just saying) then Lorraine would not be compelled to join the fight, and if France were ever to go to war with the Confederation, then it wouldn't be compelled to join the fight either.  
    • Italia offers to mediate the talks with the Confederation and other parties and assures the Confederation that should war erupt, then we will support it.
      • Confederation D: The King-Duke, as emperor of the Confederation, thanks Italia for its offer, and readies places for the Italian diplomats in Magdeburg. He also thanks them for their promise of support, but expresses his hopes that it will not be necessary.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The city is all ready for the Brandenburg diplomats to attend the conference. Meanwhile, more aborigines are converted.
  • York: Economy and military expand, as does population.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation sends troops to capture Riyadh as the Federation joins the war fully as a coalition partner of Rome. Sultan Yazid also proclaims the official position of Caliph Ali as Caliph of Arabia. Though the Caliph has little real power over the Federation and the role is mainly ceremonial and for publicity; the Caliph holds no legal power in the Federation's constitution and the Sheik council decrees that it will stay that way to protect the neutrality of the state on religion and to protect the autonomy of member states.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate sends more troops to re-conquer parts of Arabia that were sold to the Arabian Sultanate. Caliph Ali visits Sultan Yazid of the Arabian Federation to discuss the Caliph's new role and the new border agreement to be implemented following the end of the war against the Persians.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives sends ships to attack the Persian coastline and raid Persian shipping.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as the republic sends more troops to help fight against Persia. Persian Indian Ocean trading is raided, too.
  • France: The military is built up and then faces an economic boom as fur traders and spices traders from the Pacific and Erik's Bay. While this, the colonies expand at their usual rates: 1500 both Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea, and Guiane, while La Riviere and Erik's Bay expand by 1000 sq km.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military and navy are built up.
  • La marche: Military is built up.
  • Tyrolia: Military is built up.
  • Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Ranch-based agriculture continues to take root in the Selk'nam lannds as newly domesticated guanaco herds proliferatate. The new generation of pasture raised guanacos have proven themselves not only useful for meat, but have begun to enter use as draft animals, and their manure is used to fertilize vegetable gardens. Large stone walls are built around pastures and barns are constructed as domestic guanacos spread outward from Ona Yagich outward to the smaller haruwin.  The Selk'nam, tied to their growing pastrured herds, find themselves settling in one place rather than roaming nomadically. The camps of the five nomadic tribes (the settled Ona of the capital being the sixth) morph into settlements named for the tribal communities that occupy them: Gununa Yagich, Ichin Yagich, Gwitich’huelpe Yagich, Chu'tlchin Yagich, and Ctluna'anich Yagich. The borders of the Haruwin are struck reapeatedly by raids from other warlike Selk'nam tribes to the west, who have not adopted Great Haruwin agriculture and "hunt" the new domestic herds. In one raid, half the villiage of Ctluna'anich Yagich is burned to the ground and a newly transplanted guanaco herd is wiped out. Great Chief Chongat Yagich sends word to the Mononobe Miyako colony asking for advice on how to defend the frontiers of the new nation against warring tribes - offering to open a trade route for guanaco meat and pelts if the Haruwin can be secured. Emissaries are also sent to the Sea Tribes of the North (The Alacaluf culture), who have also been attacked, to discuss an alliance that might subdue the Western frontier tribes. Chongat Yagich sends this message with the emissaries, "Let us build a new world where no man takes another man's food by force, let the People of the Guanaco and the People of the Fish stand together against those who would do us harm, and let us all have food for our families".
    • Miyako Governor Mononobe Yamashiro give them some advice on defending the frontiers, and also offers support to help against the warring tribes.
    • The Great Haruwin thanks their friends for support and welcome support troops from Miyako into the fight. Specifically they ask for Japanese help in constructing fortifications and request to be shown how to make the shiny blades that the Mononbe soldiers carry (NOTE: I can't set up forges yet because I don't know what metal is, I just need your culture to explain that metal exists and where it comes from.) 
  • Persia's military is currently successful in defending their lands. In fact, Persian have managed to capture the two Persian sheikdoms that had chosen to be part of the Arabian Federation. The Shah's popularity increases vastly as the war has been turned around. Queen Fatah of Azerbaijan is greatly distraught by the expulsion of Persia from Azerbaijan, and retains a claim to the throne, in hopes of someday returning. The Shah swears he will defend the nation or die trying. ArmeniaMesopotamia, and the Arabian Sultanate are all actively engaged in the fighting, and are all fighting for Persia, knowing that their status in Persia is better than the would receive in any region that is trying to conquer them.
    • Persia: We ask all nations to declare war on Rome and the Arabian Federation. These nations have both broken their promises. Rome declared war on us while we were still allies, and the Arabian Federation broke their promise of peace for 80 years.
    • Persia: We offer peace based on pre-war boundaries, with the two Arab-Persian sheikdoms being returned to Persia, and Azerbaijan being a joint-vassal yet again.
    • You're losing the algorithm. And some lands were under Arab control before, and were treated quite well. But you have no claim to the Azerbaijan throne.
    • Not to mention that the Arab Federation is a Muslim nation with a large Bedouin population who are granted large amounts of autonomy. The Federation wouldn't destroy their culture and force them to convert unlike Persia because we are the same religion and culture. ~Von.
  • Italia continues to improve its military with the submarines now tried in stealth landing. The Grand Fleet sets sail for Nuovo Treviso to continue its training. Meanwhile, the Nya Gyptians find themselves in a dilemma with many of its young men gone and resettled in the Levantine Kingdom and then taking their families too. The result is the loss of a large portion of its population. Italia successfully convinces the leaders of Nya Gyptios to allow more Italian settlers. It expands by 10,000 sq km due to an influx of colonials. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand by 10,000 sq km inland into OTL Bolivia. Nuovo Venexia, Nuovo Treviso expand by 600 sq km each while Inca expands across the South Pacific Islands by 4800 sq km. 
  • China expands its military and economy. Following an upsurge in piracy in Indonesia, the Crimson Fleet is etablished for the purposes of solely fighting piracy. The Golden Fleet, a body made up of trading ships and armed escorts, is made for defense with the occasional offensive raid against a haven. Now that China has a force to go on the offense against pirates, it can stop putting other naval ships on the line. The Crimson Fleet establishes a presence in Indonesia to protect China, her ports, and her trading partners' and allies' ports. Meanwhile, relations with the Shan state continue to improve.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 2500 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Madagascar) expands by 500 km. Rajput trade flurishes in the Indian Ocean and Sikh merchants establish friendly relations with the nation of Jaffna.
  • Dimurats: With the war in Persia going well, we now have a border to the Indian Ocean. A trading company called the DTC is formed, and many ships begin construction, along with a navy. Military, economy and infrastructure are improved.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. King of Wales and Netherlands celebrate the peace and future marriage. 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, also start to be close to Pasai and become one kingdom. Kongo expands the military and uses Netherlands weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. To set a definite border with European colonies in the north, a diplomat is sent to Cyprus to inquire about purchasing land south of the OTL Rio Grande. A diplomat is dispatched to the Koori Union to accept membership into the KTC. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. The Empire continues pressuring the leaders of the Apache to join the Empire. The Chambers continue to send workers to go and update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom. 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 Koori Union expands 8000 km on mainland Trowunna. This expansion finally brings the whole of the island under Koori control. An island off the Koori Union's west coast is brought under Koori control, due to 2000 km of expansion. A settlement named Tarndanya (OTL Adelaide) is founded, and begins to grow at an extreme rate, with a port beginning to be built. This settlement is used as the capital for the State of Tarndanya, which is made up of its surrounding lands. A Gabami for this State is added to the Grand Council as a result. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to thirty. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. It is requested that all member states take part in the Trade Council meeting next year to discuss current affairs (Found on the KTC talk page). The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that within the next two years all Koori will speak the new language of Koori. The general education plan continues to be developed, and a number of large schools begin to be built in each of the Koori Union's cities. The creation of the Koori language has also led to an interesting dilemma. Due to previous lack of knowledge of other land bodies, no general term was used to describe the landmass on which the Koori Union resides. However, it has now been named Bamalnura. It is hoped that this name shall be adopted by other states.
  • Maori Union: The positions within the Maori Union are formalised. The position of Rangatira is created. This shall be the head of the Maori Union, and whose counterpart within the Koori Union is the Karmai. The position of Tuakana is created. These shall be the heads of the various Maori States, and whose counterparts are the Gabamis in the Koori Union. The position of Gamarada is replicated from the Koori Union, in respect for King Daku, and shall act as the head of the Maori Taua. On the north island, two settlements are founded. The first is Akarana (OTL Auckland), this acts as both the capital of the Maori Union, and as the state capital of the State of Akarana, which takes up the northern half of the north island. The second is Poneke (OTL Wellington), this acts as the state capital of the State of Poneke, which takes up the southern half on the north island, and the island off its south coast. On the south island, three settlements are founded. The first is Whakatu (OTL Nelson), this acts as the state capital of the State of Whakatu, which covers the northern third of the south island. The second is Otautahi (OTL Christchurch), this acts as the state capital of the State of Otautahi, which covers the centre third of the south island. The third and final is Otepoti (OTL Dunedin), which acts as the state capital of the State of Otepoti, and covers the southern third of the south island, and the two islands off its south coast. Large numbers of Maori abandon their tribal settlements and begin making a life for themselves within these new settlements. The Maori Taua begin to expand, and begin to train to a similar level of the Koori Yung. The Maori Union decides to name the whole of their lands Aotearoa, and it is hoped that others will begin to do the same.
  • Russia works on its military and finally reaches the Pacific. A national holiday is declared and the first Russian Pacific cities are founded: Sadkograd, Ttikhiy Nikolaevsk and Okhotsk.
  • Germany expands its military and colonies same as last time. We hope for peace with the Confederation of the Rhine. School system expands.
  • 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.
  • The number of people using Pike Roads increases significantly as word gets round that they are a much safer alternative than other roads around the country. A large university begins to be built in Bhubaneswar, to surpass any other University in the world. More schools are built, 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 continues to stay on high alert. However, notices that Persia is already in a state of war with other nations. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The vaccine is produced in very large numbers, to be sent to Matama for use. On Matama, much of the population is made immune to the effects of smallpox through the innoculation. However, it is noted that three people out of 100 contract smallpox. However, death rates are at one per 5000, which is considered pretty safe. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues on the nation. In a revolutionary idea, babies are immunised against smallpox by the scientists to see if it would be effective in stopping the disease. The Taj Mahal attracts many visitors, and the former Raja and Rani are buried together in the majestic tomb. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, manage to convert the Sultan of Brunei into the ways of Hinduism. This was not seen to be especially tough as the Caliphate was used as a scapegoat. He soon marries a Rajkumari from Mataram, making his nation enter into a Dynastic Union with Mataram and Orissa. The population begins to be converted back to Hinduism. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. Bengal continues to vassalise the states of Kuch and Assam, with the states almost becoming dependent on Bengal for trading.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many of the uncivilised are moved into towns where they become cheap labour. Some, however, are civilised and escape this trade.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy as Zulu expands by 500 sq km.

1695

[2]*Portugal, Navarra, León, Castille and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Portugal, Luís Anes de Lara, the two year-old son of the Prince of Galicia and Beatriz de Meneses, dies, and later, Beatriz de Meneses gives birth to a boy, who is named Álvaro. Meanwhile in León, Manuel Alfonso de Lara, Duke of Cáceres, dies and his title reverts to the crown. Meanwhile in Castille, Leonor Lasso de La Vega gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando. Meanwhile in Navarra, Joana III gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Índia expands 200 sq km, Sofala expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Ceará expands 2350 sq km, and Pará expands 2950 sq km along the Maranhão. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4300 sq km.

  • Azerbaijan: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. King Isaac and Queen Isabella support Rome's war effort. 
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up. Rome enters its third year of war with the Persians, and some advances are made. And they are really starting to add up thanks to the joining of the Dutch, the Dimurats and Arabians into the war, which have provided great boosts to morale and numbers. Victory is for sure, but its terms are a mystery. As of now, however, we have reached the Caspian Sea and have conquered everything south of the Caucasus to the Mesopotamian border. Also, the Roman-Azerbaijan Fleet destroys the Persian fleet in the Caspian. Madagascar colony expands by 3000 sq km. Rome continues building relations with Carthage, giving lavish gifts to its king and offering it any aid it wishes. Rome also continues upping its trade with Carthage, in hopes one day the two nations may be much closer. 
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 5000 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Miyako Governor Mononobe Yamashiro helps the Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam building fortifications and explains to them all about the metal, how it's made, and where it comes from.
  • 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, and the next year will be finished.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Aided by Japanese assistance and fortification, the Selk'nam repel the warring tribes from their territory and subjugate their haruwin (100 sq km to the West). In addition, the tantalizing prospect of stability and advancing technology convinces the Alacaluf sea tribes to join the Great Haruwin, expanding the territory northward to the sea. The Great Haruwin is now a multi-ethnic coalition incorporating both the livestock-herding Selk'nam and the sea-going fishermen of the Alacaluf. Chongat Yagich is given the expanded title of "Great Chief Over All the Guanaco Herds and Lord of the People of the Fish". At the ceremony unifying the two peoples, the great chief tells his people, "We will not stop until all the land of Selk'nam Yachich is peaceful, and every man can feed his child with the flesh of fat guanacos and the best fish of the sea! Our Haruwin's greatness will reach the stars, and together with our friends, none will stand in our way. Also, we must thank the great Haruwin of Mehee-yah-kuh, and with their guidance we will soon drop our bows and make blades that shine like the sun!" Mononobe advisers are presented with massive piles of guanaco furs as tribute and carried through the streets of Ona Yagich on the shoulders of jubilant Selk'nam warriors. Chongat Yagich promises that all Mononobe traders will be given imperial protection in the Great Haruwin, and that Mononobe merchants and industrialists are free to set up their businesses within the borders of the Haruwin. Lastly, Chongat Yagich asks that his eldest son - 12 year old Gutcha'a Yagich - be educated in Mononobe schools until his 16th birthday.         
  • Normandy: Two bombings occur in Rouen, both committed by Breton nationalists. Both occurred on June 20. This time, prototype landmines were used. The first bombing consisted of two mines exploding at 7:37 AM at a hospital. 45 were killed and 120 were injured. The building was partially destroyed. The second bombing, consisting of three mines, occurred five minutes later at 7:42. It occurred in a crowded market street. 61 were killed and 250 were injured. 106 were killed in total in what is now the second major attack on Normandy by Breton nationalists. Tensions arise greatly and Queen JeAnne promises retribution will occur.
  • UMSHM: Gladdened that Brandenburg is no longer calling for war, the King-Duke again invites Brandenburg to the conference in Magdeburg to discuss a solution to the "Luxembourg problem". The Saxon Africa Company sets up a small "factory" (in the colonial sense, not the industrial one) north of the two forts in Saxon West Africa. A new ship is produced by the Royal shipyard in Saxon Norway. The Landtag passes legislation allowing for private individuals to establish preparatory schools and pre-preparatory schools, for 16-19 year-olds and 11-16 year-olds respectively. The schools will naturally cost money to attend, so only middle-class and wealthy children will have access to education. The intellectuals at the Kassel University start a group known as the "emancipationists", who call for an abolition to all serfdom, but it hasn't been taken very seriously by the establishment.
  • Talks on the talk page?
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More priests are sent to the missions in Australis, mainly to replace the old priests who, being priests, can't actually sustain their population over a long period. This leads the Holy Wettin Missionary Order to encourage more men to become Deacons, as they are allowed to marry. For the first time, a text by an aborigine is published. The pamphlet, by a man known as Benedict-Dharrawal, mainly discusses traditional aboriginal life and the customs of the local people. The pamphlet gains the attention of the Bishop of Australis, who sends it immediately to Europe for reprinting. The ship stationed off the Boniface coast returns to Europe, and its replacement is expected next year.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation capture Riyadh from the Persian controlled Sultanate of Arabia. Several of the Arabian states in Arabia and the Persian states also expand into Persian territoriy annexing the territory into the Sheikdom states. The Federation also consorts with local Sheiks to get them to rebel against the Persians in return for independent Sheik state status when they become part of the federation.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate sends more troops to re-conquer parts of Arabia that were sold to the Arabian Sultanate. Caliph Ali returns from meeting Sultan Yazid of the Arabian Federation after the new border agreement is agreed to. However, disagreement remains over the role that the Caliph will play in the future Arabia.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives sends ships to attack the Persian coastline and raid Persian shipping.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as the republic sends more troops to help fight against Persia. Persian Indian Ocean trading is raided, too.
  • Italia continues to focus on its economy with the grand fleet headed to Altantia. Trade booms with Japan while the Italians continue to be puzzled at the secret of the silkworms... (OTL the Chinese did not reveal the mulberry bush as the silkworm's food source for centuries). All attempts to produce silk have failed to date. The Italians continue to pester the Chinese for more information. Meanwhile, tea drinking becomes popular with the elite of Italia as Chinese prices are high. Italia seeks to open up the Chinese trade market more. Inca expands by 4800 sq km while Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 600 sq km each. Nya Gyptios expands by 10,000 sq km due to an influx of migrants. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras expand by 10,000 sq km inland.
    • The NOC of Orissa propose a tea deal with the Italians (we are the largest growers of tea OTL). We are offering a lucrative contract if Italia would like so.
    • How did you get the tea from China? 
    • Orissa grows its own tea in the plantations of Bengal and southern Orissa as well as Northern Bihar (really, we are the reason why the Brits like tea so much).
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands 10,000 km and takes control of the island chain named Vanuatu off their eastern coast. The island and surrounding islands known as New Caledonia are occupied by Koori Yung soldiers transported by the Koori Nuwa, as it is planned that they will be colonised next year. A number of ships and a settlement is spotted on a large island to the east. The ships spotted do not match any seen previously, and an envoy is sent. They arrive at the island and meet a people representing a state known as Italia. The envoy offers a trade deal with the Koori Union and a non-aggression pact. We await a response. The port at Tarndanya is completed, and begins to bring in trade, which causes the settlement to grow at a faster rate. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to thirty three. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. The massive re-education campaign continues, and it is planned that by next year all Koori will speak the new language of Koori. The general education plan continues to be developed, and a number of large schools are completed in each of the Koori Union's cities. A number of Koori children begin to attend these. Karmai Delar and the Grand Council begin to fear the increased sightings of foreign states around their lands, and as a result, puts the Koori Yung into an advanced training regime and on high alert. The Koori Union also forms the Koori Grand Coalition. The Koori Grand Coalition is a defensive coalition, where if unprovoked war is declared upon one of its members, all members shall declare total war on the aggressor. The Koori Union and Maori Union are the founding nations. Offers are sent to the Mononobe Shogunate, Ming China, and Normandy due to their long standing alliances and trade deals with the Koori Union, as well as their membership of the KTC. It is planned to invite the Mayan Empire to the KGC, but only after relations have taken place for a longer period. An offer is sent out to Aborigines in surrounding lands offering asylum and Koori citizenship to any that choose to enter the Koori Union within the immediate future. After a long period of time the population of the Koori Union has recovered fully from the epidemics of plague and smallpox.
    • Italia fails to see what the Koori Union has to offer Italia in trade especially as the Venetian League is larger, more successful and more effcient that the Koori Trade Company as it has been developing for over half a millennium.
    • We are disappointed by the reaction of Italia. We would also like to clarify we were not offering KTC membership, just offering a simple trade deal. In terms of what we could offer, it would be resources from Bamalnura that are not found elsewhere.
  • Maori Union: The Maori settlements continue to expand, with more Maori moving from tribal settlements to the new settlements. The Maori Taua continues to expand, and the recruitment drive continues. Ports begin to be constructed within the Maori settlements, so that trade can increase greatly. Stone roads start to be built between the Maori Union's settlements, so that travel is greatly increased. Horses are presented to the Maori Union from the Koori Union, and their use starts to be taken up.
  • Ethiopia's emperor orders the invasion of Myanmar, seeking to increase Ethiopian influence in the region as well as gain a new vassal as well. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 1000 km and the colony of Yawab Wajab expanded by 1000 km. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each, and the vassals of Khmer Koch and Yemen expand their economies and militaries.
    • Sorry Viva, but the Shan state is already a Chinese vassal. I would suggest invading either the Somali City-States or Sudan.
  • France: The military is built up, after years of considering the offer of the Confederation agrees. It now asures that it will ally with the Confederation. If the rule over Lorraine  by the King of France is respected by all members of the confederation. While this, the colonies expand at their usual rates: 1500 sq km Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Guiane, and 1000 sq km La Riviere and Erik's Bay.
  • Switzerland: Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military and navy are built up.
  • La marche: Military is built up.
  • Tyrolia: Military is built up.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up
  • The idea of Pike Roads is hailed as a success. All of the roads are now used regularly and have helped increase profit. The University of Bhubaneswar continues to be built at full pace. No expense is spared. 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 continues to stay on high alert, seeing the turbulent conditions in Persia and the number of pirates operating in the area. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The vaccination is produced in very large numbers, to be sent to Matama for use. On Matama, all of the population is immunised against smallpox. However, there were some deaths of individuals. This causes some unrest, but it is soon calmed by the Governor saying that they are immune to smallpox and do not need to worry about the disease ever again. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues on the nation. All babies are immunised, and this tradition is set to continue to ensure that babies have immunity from an early age. The Taj Mahal continues to attract many visitors. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, buying out much competition and making the state basically another one of their selling grounds. The Sultan takes on the new title, Raja of Brunei. With his nation in a Dynastic Union, the flow of trading goods and converters into the nation is much easier. They use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed. As a result, thousands convert back to Hinduism. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. Bengal finally vassalises Kuch and Assam and begins to construct new roads to extend its rich trading to the two nations. Carnatic is also incorporated into Orissa after many years of good relations and economic development.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many of the uncivilised are moved into towns where they become cheap labour. Some, however, are civilised and escape this trade. Relations between Mataram and Brunei improve significantly with the nation in a Dynastic Union with Orissa.
  • China, after years of excellent relations and political maneuvering, makes the Shan state a vassal of China. There is much rejoicing. In the meantime, the military and economy both expand. In Africa, the Zulu vassal expands by 500 sq km.
  • After an unsuccessful assassination attempt, the Shah of Persia is really under a ton of stress. He blames Arabian terrorists, but in reality it was a task force from the various Sultans. The Shah is quickly losing land, and then orders his troops to fall back, and destroy all remaining cities. He wants the usurpers not to gain any wealth, so the entire treasury is dumped into the Caspian Sea. By August, he is assassinated successfully. Newly crowned Shah Arsuf II then organizes a large group of Persian nationals to commit mass suicide. Almost 3000 Persians kill themselves, rather than submit to foreign domination. In the ensuing anarchy, the Patriarch of New Persepolis, the only remaining leader in Persia, agrees to unconditional surrender, and agrees to the terms in the Treaty of Riyadh. Persia is disbanded, and split up between foreign powers.
  • A Eulogy to Persia: This nation has really opened up the Middle East. The main powers that existed before the entrance of Persia on the world scene have emerged as more powerful nations now. They are really capable of rivaling most kingdoms in the world at this point. Persia allowed for the unification of Arabia, which would have only happened in many decades, in only a few years. Our untimely demise really is a blessing to the other nations. I understand it is not personal.
    • ​(Feel free to add your own thoughts).
    • Rome's King Marcus and Julius both had friendly relations with Persia, without which we never would have taken Georgia or Armenia, to Persia we offically erect the Persian Monument and pledge not to harm any Persians, whether civilian or former military or Persian leader.
  • York: Economy and military expand. Population also grows. Technology booms as many royal patents are given to the poor and middle class.
  • Dimurats and Mangystua (hereafter known as the USDM): Ships begin to be able to trade better with allies such as Rome and Arabia. The new land opens up a lot of wealth, despite the Persians' attempt to destroy it. The capital of Behariya continues being built. A ship going to trade with Rome's Madagascar colony stumbles upon what would be OTL Melakey region, in Madagascar. A small port village is set up called Bedayat, the beginning of a colony. Military, economy and infrastructure are improved.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. King of Wales and Netherlands celebrate the marriage, and the future union. 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, also start to be close to Pasai and become one kingdom. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km.
  • Russian soldiers are victorious in Persia ... and the Russian Tsar is sad that Persia surrendered before Russia could aid their ally. In any case, Russia upgrades its economy, and the Russian Pacific fleet is finally established. Invasion of the Circaucasian States is planned for 1700, and Russia asks Rome to join in and help (sorry, I got your message late...I would have declared war on Persia this turn...). Novorossiya expand by 4500 sq km.
  • The King of Wales, Gavin II dies, and his son, Gavin III Pugh is crowned King of Wales. The King is relatively young (only 19) and is still unmarried. His current main concern is finding a wife of relative status, so he looks throughout Europe for a wife with noble titles. He notices the current Queen Regnant of Scotland, Agnes, is unmarried and of a similar age, and travels north to Glasgow to court her. Their relationship is going well, and they even begin to talk about marriage. The regent, while Gavin was away, was his uncle, Lewis Pugh. He began a large infrastructure build. This results in the construction of a massive road system, which has connected Cardiff to Bristol to Plymouth to Portsmouth to London. Plans are laid out for further growth of the road system. In addition, the military is grown and the economy grows as a result of the Welsh Trade Company, which was royally chartered early in the year.
  • Cornwall, with its capital at Plymouth, mourned heavily at the loss of Gavin II, who was very pro-Cornwall. They also grow their navy to help supply all of Wales with adequate naval protection. Lincoln has focused more on their economy in the past few years, and their capital is growing into one of the largest cities in Northumberland. Ulster looks down to Leinster and proposes to Gavin III a possible invasion of Leinster, which would put 50% of Ireland in the hands of Wales.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. To set a definite border with European colonies in the north, a diplomat is sent to Cyprus to inquire about purchasing land south of the OTL Rio Grande. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. The Empire persists in pressuring the leaders of the Apache to join the Empire. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom. 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.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. Colonies expands as they did last year. We continue talks with the preparation, with the military on standby along the entire Germanic border. The school system expands.

1696

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Shogun Mononobe Kiyotaka kindly accepts the offer to join the Koori Grand Coalition.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands 10,000 km and takes control of New Caledonia and its surrounding islands. The islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia are formed into a new State of the Koori Union. This new State is called the State of Vanudonia, with its state capital being a Koori settlement on New Caledonia, called Vanudonia. This settlement begins construction of a port. The Koori Yung soldiers transported by the Koori Nuwa to the islands remain there, and begin to set up defensive structures. A number of hides are built on the islands so that Koori Yung soldiers can retreat from attack if required. The settlement of Tarndanya grows to the size of a small city, due to various factors causing accelerated growth. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to thirty six. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. The massive re-education campaign is completed. All Koori now speak the new language of Koori. Karmai Delar gives a speech in Koori to the Koori people from the Grand Council building. The general education plan continues to be developed, and more Koori children begin to attend the large schools built. A large number of Aborigines arrive at the Koori Union after the offer of citizenship, and as a result the population of the Koori Union grows.
    • Normandy: Queen JeAnne gladly accepts the 1695 offer to enter the KGC and become a part of the alliance. Just as when Normandy was integrated into the KTC, the nation will send every Koori citizen a box of chocolate.
    • I fail to see how that is possible. Chocolate is not mass produced and affordable. It would bankrupt your nation to do that. Not to mention you do not have a cocoa growing area...
      • ​Normandy is made of chocolate.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We thank Normandy for their wise decision, and their most generous gift.
    • Roman Diplomacy: Rome offers both an alliance and trade deal, as even though were different, your goods are excellent and your location perfect for Roman bases. Do you accept?
    • Koori Diplomacy: We accept both the alliance and trade deal, and also invite the Kingdom of Rome to the KTC.
    • Roman Diplomacy: We thank you and accept the KTC membership.
  • Maori Union: The Maori settlements continue to expand, with more Maori moving from tribal settlements to the new settlements. This leads to all settlements having the populations of large towns. The Maori Taua continues to expand, and the recruitment drive continues. The ports within the Maori settlements are completed, and trade increases by an exponential rate. Stone roads continue to be built between the Maori Union's settlements, so that travel speeds can be greatly increased. Horses start to be integrated into the Maori Taua.
  • Normandy: The nation of Normandy is integrated into the Koori Grand Coalition, greatly bonding Normandy with other KGC and KTC member nations. In other news, the Madagascar and Hudson Bay colonies expand by 300 sq km. Domestically, a bombing attempt was foiled by the Royal Police in Cherbourg. The police recovered two cartwagons of gun powder, stored in the basement of a trade guild. If detonated, the building had a great possibility of collapsing, claiming scores of lives. A suspect was apprehended. Crazed and violent, he claimed he was a "spy" sent from a politician in Brittany. After the release of this news, Normans became outraged and called for immediate war.
  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille, León and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Aragon, Maria Afonso de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Sofala expands 300 sq km, Índia expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Paranaguá expands 3900 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4600 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The military, infrastructure and economy are all built up.  Madagascar colony is sold to Wales. Rome continues building relations with Carthage, giving lavish gifts to its king and offering it any aid it wishes. Rome also continues upping its trade with Carthage, in hopes one day the two nations may be much closer.  Christianization begins of its new lands. Plans are set into action to re-organize the Kingdom into the Second Roman Empire.  Seeing the potential of a base near the Atlantic and the trade opportunity, Rome declares war on Granada and invades.
  • Kingdom of Azerbaijan: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference. Christianization begins of its new lands.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference. Christianization begins of its new lands.
  • Kingdom of Armenia: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference. Christianization begins of its new lands.
  • Kingdom of Tehran: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference. Christianization begins of its new lands.
  • Kingdom of Persia: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference.
  • Kingdom of Turkey: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference. Christianization begins of its new lands.
  • Kingdom of Qyounlu: Continues to grow its military, infrastructure and economy. Romanization begins, although the Native culture is allowed to continue its way of life without interference. Christianization begins of its new lands.
    • Dean, your vassals are larger than your own nation. That is against the rules so you'll have to have some of them as actual parts of your nation. I'd say Azeria and Kurabia should be annexed directly into the Roman Empire. Then have Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Persia as your vassals. Be in personal union with Iraq and Tehran as a puppet state. Or something along those lines. They just can't all be personal unions or vassals. Some need to be puppets or annexed into you. I'd say definitely annex Azeria and Kurabia as they are too small to be independent sustainably ~Von.
    • OK, Von, got it. I'll do what you say and annex Kurabia and Azeria directly into the Roman Empire. One question, what's the difference between vassals and puppets?
    • Vassals are nations that agree to be subordinate to you, via diplomacy or war. Puppets are when you make their government and control them via your "puppet" government.
  • The Arabian Federation continues to fight against the loyalist Persian forces as the Federation, though many Bedouin Sheiks agreed to becoming part of the Federation and Arabia is soon brought under Federation control. The Sheiks of the new territories and the Sheiks of the federation which are expanding into the former Sultanate of Arabia/Nejd, meet with the rest of the Federation's Sheik council to discuss new Sheik state borders. Six new Sheikdoms are planned to join the federation, and five current Sheikdoms are scheduled to annex some of the new territories. The Persian Sheikdoms are to simply annex new territories into them too. Fighting continues in Mesopotamia but the last Persian loyalists are defeated after the Persian vassals shake off their old rulers and enter negotiations with the Federation.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as the Caliphate sends more troops to re-conquer parts of Arabia that were sold to the Arabian Sultanate. Caliph Ali also faces lots of disagreement from his returning generals who are mostly Sheik land owners. With the Caliphate's new large size sees the Sheiks of the Caliphate demanding greater regional autonomy and more independence from the Arabian Federation. Caliph Ali alongside several powerful Sheiks meet with the Emir of Shaybah, who visits the Caliph as a representative of the Federation. The two sides negotiate and eventually come to the agreement that the Caliphate should adopt a similar constitution to that of the Arabian Federation, though instead of Sheiks voting to appoint a Sultan, they vote to appoint an Emir who rules the Caliphate sort of like a Prime Minister, and the Caliph remains the head of state. The new constitutional monarchy system Caliphate will also move into a personal union with the Arabian Federation, as opposed to the Caliph being a vassal of the Federation. These new constitutional changes are planned to be rolled out over the next few years.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldivian navy returns from Persia, bring loot, fame, glory and experience.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its military as the republic's troops return home from fighting Persia, though many troops remain in Mesopotamia and Kuwait to help ensure there new subordination to the Federation.
  • 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, and the next year will be finish.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Russia works on its military, Sibirian expansion is halted for the time being in anticipation for the circaucasian war. The Russians push for free access and use of all Caspian Ports and waters for its part in the defeat of Persia. In any case, The Tsar continues to train new officers in the military academies. The city of Azov is founded, and the Azov flotilla is also founded. More submarines are built. Russia pushes its influence in Circaucasia, but to no avail, the Cossacks are way too arrogant to be subjugated by Russia. Russia invites Rome to help with Invasion plans. In the meantime, Russia gains support from other powers in some endeavors, and settlement programmes are put in place to try to populate and colonize Sibiria.
    • Rome, Qyounlu and Tehran will all send troops to aid in your conflict. Also, we agreed to let you use our Caspian Sea ports as your aid. That was quite essential in the previous war. Rome agrees to participate. Rome also asks if it can send its Persian dissidents to Russia's colonies as they won't stop challenging the new governments, but they have agreed to stop in return for being removed to another land far from Rome.
  • Dimurats: The Madagascar colony expands 200 sq km, and many new workers move in to explore the land. Bahriya, the new capital, is nearly complete, and many officials and job seekers move in. Military, infrastructure and economy are improved
  • Ethiopia expands its territory by 10,000 km, and expands its military and economy. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km as well, while the militaries and economies of Khmer Koch and Yemen are expanded. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 1500 km and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 500 km.
  • UMSHM: Although Brandenburg has not attended the conference on the future of Luxembourg, the King-Duke is confident enough of Brandenburg's sincere wish for peace that the Bundesrat of the Confederation of the Rhine is reopened. It begins working on Wirtschaftsvergleichung (economic same-making) amongst the member-states. Meanwhile, more merchants of the SAC move to either one of the two forts or the factory on the West African coast. The slave trade increases. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Magdeburg University begins building a wing dedicated to training missionaries with the skills to engage with savages, specifically aborigines. It will offer courses in Aboriginal languages, conversion of savages and integration of savage culture within Catholicism. Priests, deacons and also laypeople will be able to attend the lectures. Keeping with the missionary theme, a small mission under the command of a Vicar-General is sent to the older of the two Saxon Forts in West Africa in order to facilitate trade and also, naturally, to spread God's word. In Australis, there is talk for a very small university to be constructed to provide talented Christian aborigines (who receive education as part of the Christianisation program) with a chance to receive higher education. 
  • Italia continues economic expansion. The grand fleet reaches Fiji and intimidates the coastal cannibals into submission and threatens them with death should they continue their practices. Inca thus safely expands by 4800 sq km in Fiji and other Pacific Islands. Siam begins negotiations with the Northern Thai Kingdom for unification after the Chinese vassalization of the Shan States... Meanwhile, Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while Nya Gyptios and Aymara expand by 10,000 sq km each. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 600 sq km each. 
  • Welsh King Gavin III continues to rule over a prosperous Welsh nation. Gavin III continues to court Queen Agnes of Scotland, and they fall in love. A wedding date is set for summer of 1697. Due to this fast-approaching date, massive work is done to grow the already strong relations between Wales and Scotland. Meanwhile, Lewis Pugh, who was appointed Chancellor of Wales, works to grow infrastructure further, and extends the road, now called the Isaf Heol (Low Road), to go from London to Ipswich to Lincoln to Liverpool to Birmingham and back to Cardiff. This makes trade throughout the Kingdom much easier, and brings about a commercial boom, followed by a military expansion.
    • Wales proposes alliances with: France, Venice and Brandenburg.
  • A recent deal between the WTC and Roman Empire managed to secure a decent-sized colony for Wales. The King rechristens the colony Caer Anial (Wild Fort). He gives the Royal Governor of the WTC exclusive control over Caer Anial. The WTC expands Caer Anial by two thousand sq km along the coast. In addition, the WTC expands one thousand sq km into Zulu Madagascar.
    • Wales offers to buy Rajputana's Madagascar colony.
    • The Dimurats offer to buy Rajaputra's colony also, and we are richer, and closer so you can get more and not have to worry about pirates, and will also give you some men for your military.
    • Wales offers to buy Normandy's Madagascar colony.
      • ​Normandy wishes to keep the Madagascar colony.
    • The WTC looks to pay top dollar for any colony.
  • Welsh Cornwall focuses on building the greater Welsh navy and army by filling conscript roles. Lincoln has become the second largest city in Northumberland, followed by Liverpool. Only York is larger, but even then it is barely larger. As a result of this (and being the third largest city in Wales after Cardiff and London), their economy grows, especially following the construction of the Isaf Heol. Ulster continues to plan the invasion of Leinster. Meanwhile, the Duke of Ulster begins plans for a diplomatic union with Connacht. This is, of course, still many years down the road, but some progress is made.
  • ROMAN DIPLOMACY: Rome offers the Pope residence the Roman Empire, and to put him in charge of all Roman religous activities within the borders of the Kingdom of Rome.
  • The colony of Āphrikā Jamīna expands by 2000 km and Gāmbhīrya ōpha ā'īla (OTL Madagascar) expands by 500 km. Rajput trade flurishes in the Indian Ocean and relations with the nation of Jaffna continue to improve many Rajputs move to the nation and learn Tamil which is quickly becoming an important trade language. The colony of Lōha Sthaḷa expands by 500 km. In Rajputana infrastructure is improved and cities grow.
  • France: The military is built up, navy expands and colonies do so as well 1500 sq km Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Guiane, while the colonies of La Riviere (French Argentina) and Erik's Bay expand at 1000 sq km. The alliance with Wales is accepted for now. King Charles has a third son with his wife, the now so-called Jane of Carthage, by many citizens of the nation, which in rather an odd way the relationship with a North African princess, as many still feel aversion to the Islamic tendency and culture that North Africa has kept. While this, the school system continues expanding and the Act of Orleans is made to impose economic rights on the New World by the French inhabitants in it. While this, the Papal States are asked to come under protection of the French Kingdom seeing that is surrounded by strong powers that have based themselves on the conquest such as Italy and Bavaria, and it assures that if it accepts to become a protectorate of the Kingdom. After a skirmish in the Toulousian border war is declared as a noble commander in the border is killed by a shot in the head made by Toulousian soldiers. The entire kingdom will fight against Toulouse for revenge.
  • Switzerland: The military is built up and RhaetoRomance has become the main language, the Ruler François I of the Kingdom of Switzerland. The kingdom sends full aid against Toulouse.
  • Lorraine: War is declared on Toulouse. Military is built up.
  • Occitania: War is declared on Toulouse and navy expands. The occupation of small parts of Toulouse begins.
  • Tyrolia: War Is declared on Toulouse. Military is built up.
  • La Marche: War is declared on Toulouse. Military is built up.
  • York: King Richard, in an effort to reverse his father's aggressive actions against Wales, offers a trade agreement and alliance to King Gavin III. 
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. To set a definite border with European colonies in the north, a diplomat is sent to Cyprus to inquire about purchasing land south of the OTL Rio Grande. A representative is sent to the Koori Union to request membership in the KGC. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. The Empire persists in pressuring the leaders of the Apache to join the Empire. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom. 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 Diplomacy: We accept your request, and welcome the Mayan Empire into the KGC.
  • Pike roads see more traffic, proving to be even more popular. The University of Bhubaneswar is finished this year. The design is a combination of Italian, Ethiopian and Orissan, and it is a splendid building. It also has some elements of German design. 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 continues to stay on high alert, seeing the pirates operate from areas which are in disarray after the war in Persia. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The vaccination is produced in very large numbers, and it is distributed all across the Orissan areas. A large number of people are immunised, but it will take a few more years for all of the population to be immunised. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The Taj Mahal continues to attract many visitors. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, trading heavily in the whole area and earning a whopping profit. The Raja of Brunei sees more goods flow into his nation. He also improves relations with Mataram, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. As a result, tens of thousands convert back to Hinduism. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. Bengal continues to construct roads in its vassals. The states in Personal Union with Orissa on India begin to talk about uniting into one after many years under one properous leader and treasury. Discussions go very well so far.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Many of the uncivilised are moved into towns where they become cheap labour. Some, however, are civilised and escape this trade. Relations between Mataram and Brunei improve significantly with the nation in a Dynastic Union with Orissa.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km. Vinland expands 500 sq km and Eriksmark expands 400 sq km. Talks continue with the Confederation. Mysores looks to expand into other regions and asks to buy some of the islands of the Maldives.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and the economy also expands. Kings of Wales and Netherlands sign an alliance. New Zeeland (Puerto Rico) continues to expand to the northeast of OTL Venezuela 500 km. Argentium colony expands 1000 km north. Chile colony expands along the north coast 500 km. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman, also start to be close to Pasai and become one kingdom. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km.

1697

  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Castille and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, hearing of France's declaration of war against Toulouse, Aragon joins France's side, and an invasion of Foix is launched, with Alfons VI himself leading the armies. Portugal gives support to Aragon, and as such, Navarra, León and Castille also join. Meanwhile, Portugal tries to establish diplomatic relations with Wales. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Sofala expands 300 sq km, Índia expands 400 sq km, and in Brasil, Paranaguá expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4300 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Military is built up as is economy and infrastructure. The navy is built up.
    • You haven't won by enough to annex them completely.
    • OK. Can we just retcon this then? I honestly don't want to conquer them.
  • USDM (Dimurats): Madagascar colony expands 200 sq km. Military, infrastructure and economy are improved. Mangyastus diplomacy merges with the Dikmurats, moves to the new capital of Bahryiah. The population is in rapid growth.
  • Dimurt D: Offers the Koori a trade deal/military alliance.
  • Koori Diplomacy: We accept this trade deal and alliance.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built.
  • Aquitaine: Not wanting France ruling over their Occitan brothers, Aquitaine declares war on Toulouse. An alliance is sent to Wales, as well as a trade pact. A gigantic royal palace is built in Bordeaux for the royal family. Aquitaine starts building a harbor, and many ships, hoping to establish a colony in Africa.
    • You have a colony in OTL southern Chile, and your war won't gain much. I declared it first, which I planned a long time ago, and I have ten to twelve percent already taken.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We request a trade deal and alliance with Aquitaine via one of the KTC trade fleets in the area. 
    • Aquitaine Diplomacy: Aquitaine accepts the trade deal and alliance from the Koori Union.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman, also start to be close to Pasai and become one kingdom. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. We ask for a strong trade agreement to Koori Union.
  • 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 th Boldeir numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north. The army is moved and the vassalization of Kuban is complete.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Great Chief Chongat Yagich commissions the building of a primitive iron mine use techniques and tools left to him by the Japanese. "Now we will be people of the metal, not only of the guanaco!" he says.
    • Ethiopia seeks to establish relations with the people of the Selk'nam. We sent you ten tons of coffee, silk and iron as a gift from the Emperor of Ethiopia.
      • How does Ethiopia know about the Selk'nam? Callumthered (talk)
      • We know many great and wonderful things. Nah I'm just kidding. Ethiopia has a trade route that runs to Europe, so when the Europeans knew about something, we tend to as well - that and the spies of course.... ~Viva
  • France: Military is built up, navy expands and the war continues in Toulouse as many enraged Burgundian, French and Vassal troops swarm into the nation causing the greatest damage plausible by French hand without damaging its own means and attributes with a great respect to the construction and peoples who mean no concern to the army, Toulouse is taken in an ephimeral campaign that takes a few days, but the king is not found, he has fled. He is hidden in the South of the nation. A huntdown begins as French soldiers to begin crisscross the nation in order to seek for the king and kill him before he or any army could be put on the chance of fighting the French occupation, Aquitaine is invited to fight alongside the French Coalition, lead by France, Occitania and Switzerland. While this, the idea of a Confederated France begins, asking Normandy and Aquitaine to join as well as insisting that Provence becomes a protectorate of France. While this, the growth of the school system is slowed by the war but many children continue reaching the schools and some of the nobles and peasants the universities, such as the University of Paris, Nantes and Dijon. The Roman Empire is asked for aid in the war as well as Russia. King Charles leads a fleet around the Gibraltar Strait to meet with the Occitanian fleet and deploy troops in southern France.
    • Aquitaine: The coalition offer is accepted, but the King tries to postpone the confederacy offer so he can think about it.
  • Switzerland: Troops move to France and later Toulouse to fight against them. Military is built up.
  • Lorraine: Troops are sent to aid France in Toulouse
  • La marche: Troops are sent to fight in Toulouse.
  • Tyrolia: Troops are sent to fight in Toulouse for the sake of the French crown.
  • Ethiopia: expands its borders by 10,000 km, and expands its military and economy extensively. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 2000 km, and the militaries and economies of Khmer Koch and Yemen expanded. The Ethiopian population of the vassals continues to grow, eclipsing many of the native populations as the attempts to overshadow the natives continue.
  • UMSHM: The Confederation conrinues on its program of Wirtschaftsvergleichung and Saxony sends treasury officials to the other member-states to advise on tax rates. The Germanic/Brandenburger Emperor is offered a deal whereby he remains the head of state of Luxembourg, but in a completely separate capacity to Brandenburg. He would accept the Saxon King's authority in Confederational matters, but Luxembourg could not be made to attack other Confederation member states, not could it assist in any war against Brandenburg, were one to occur. More merchants from the nation and the confed. buy shares in the SAC and its imports rise proportionally. The SAC begins recruiting for its own army. It has the right to do so under its charter, and it is to be used to protect the company's colonies, to save the government from having to do so.
    • Accepted. However, we request that Luxembourg be able to fight with Germany in any war necessary, unless against the Confederation.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Work continues on the new wing of the Magdeburg University, as well as the Saint Boniface "university". Many aboriginal men are ordained as deacons, and a few are ordained as priests.
  • Wales: experiences the continuing effects of the Isaf Heol, which encircles the lower half of Britain. It is during this time that King Gavin III of Wales is married in Cardiff to Queen Agnes of Scotland. The event is considered to be momentous, with many foreign rulers in attendance. Scotland is now in a Dynastic Union with Wales. An interesting set of agreements is made, which allows for relative autonomy for Scotland, but less freedom for Cornwall and Lincoln. The military, economy and infrastructure grow.
    • Wales accepts the Portuguese envoys happily.
    • Wales accepts the Aquitanian alliance/trade deal.
    • Wales is willing to tentatively accept the alliance and trade deal with York if they allow Wales to control the western half of Britain/Albion.
  • Scotland: under Queen Agnes, begins a process of "Welshification". The already sympathetic Scots start to learn Welsh in even greater amounts. Queen Agnes orders the construction of the Tal Heol (High Road), which is the equivalent of the Isaf Heol. It goes from Edinburgh to Dundee to Aberdeen to Iverness to Glasgow and back to Edinburgh.
  • Cornwall: Is very Welsh by now, both culturally, linguistically and population-wise. This results in talks of annexation, but it is thought that Cornish history deserves to leave it independent. 
  • Lincoln: which has an Anglo-Saxon majority, is considered England, or Anglia, which also includes York.
  • Ulster transitions from its top priority being the war with Leinster into diplomatic union with Connacht. Ulster sends wealth to Connacht to improve relations. The 55-year old king doesn't have an heir, so the King of Ulster wants to be named king when he dies. All three nations grow their economies and militaries.
  • The WTC colony at Caer Anial grows by two thousand sq km to the north, and claims one thousand sq km into Zulu Madagascar.
    • Wales seeks to buy Rajputana's Madagascar colony.
    • The Dimurats offer to sell their colony on Madagascar in order for a trade deal and free passages of merchant ships there.
    • King Gavin III's representatives at the WTC graciously accept, and even propose two-thirds of all profits made in that part of Caer Anial will go directly to beautification of your new capital.
    • Dimurat D: That would be appreciated, it is a deal.
  • Myanmar: The King of Myanmar begins implementing a centralised system and begins building a strong and agile military completely controlled by the King to implement the system. The King also implemented many new laws to improve population and settlement of Northern Myanmar. For example, all population who settles in Northern Myanmar will receive a large piece of land if they deforest and farm it. The ports of Yangon, Bassein and Moulmein are opened to trade. A navy is being built like the Japanese and Chinese one. Asks for an alliance with Japan, Siam and China.
    • Shogun Mononobe Kiyotaka accepts Myanmar's offer of an alliance.
    • Italia accepts Myanmar's offer of alliance with Siam.
    • Myanmar, or the Shan States, are Chinese vassals
  • Azerbaijan: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Georgia: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Tehran: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Persia: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Amrenia: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Turkey: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Quoyonlu: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the six new sheikdoms join the federation and other state's expand their borders. The Federation also organises the Sultan of Baghdad becoming leader of a new Baghdad Sultanate which is a vassal of the Federation. The same goes for the Sultan of Kuwait who agrees to become a vassal of the Federation.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as the Caliphate re-organises itself as it is now in personal union with the Caliphate. The new Sheikdom states are organised and the Sheiks vote on an electing an Emir. Sheik Ahmed of Medina is elected Emir this year for the first ten-year term of being Emir.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its infrastructure as it seeks to repair the damage caused by the war. The Sultan also seeks to trade with his new northern Roman neighbours and proposes a trading pact. Negotiations succeed and Baghdad becomes part of a lucrative trade network between Rome and Arabia.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Kuwait repairs the war damage and starts trading more with its new allies like the Arabian Federation, Netherlands and Romans.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldivian navy returns from Persia, bring loot, fame, glory and experience.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy and delegates are sent to the colonies and nations of southern Madagascar to pursue new trade deals and to try to work out how Madagascar will be divided between the nations. 
  • Cyprus continues to consolidate its rule over Cyrenaica, slowly introducing missionaries to spread the word of the Orthodox church in the state. A small government, mostly made up of local Cyrenaican converts, missionaries and ethnic Cypriots and Cretans, heads the new state. The Cypriot army and navy is expanded, the majority of which is deployed to Cyrenaica to calm the population and also stimulate jobs in the army and navy in the Cypriot-held portions of Cyrenaica. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km.
    • The Mayan Empire wishes to buy the land south of the OTL Rio Grande, to set a definite border with Cyprus.
  • Crete also expands its army and navy. Some Cretan missionaries and some political figures are deployed in Cyrenaica along with their Cypriot counterparts. 
  • Italia accepts the alliance with Wales. Trade with Orissa in tea begins in earnest while Wales is asked to sell some of its wool. Italia experiences economic improvements. Meanwhile in the University of Venice, a bright student from Orissa begins sharing his studies in Asia with the professors and students in Venice. The current king of Italia discovers that the Russians are on the Pacific as well and decides to enter talks with a fellow great trading nation. Inca expands by 4800 sq km in the South Pacific, Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 600 sq km each. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while the Aymaras and Nya Gyptios expand by 10,000 sq km each.
  • Russia updates its economy, and asks what the Italians wish to talk about. The Russian Tsar starts seeing his doctors more and more. Meanwhile, The Russians, now having more ships in the Pacific, find the Koori nation, and discover that they have a powerful trading company. The Russians and the traders of NETA propose a partnership between NETA and the KTC. Meanwhile, trade relations are built in Asia by Russia, and the colonies expand 2500 sq km each.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We agree to the formation of a partnership between NETA and the KTC. We also offer Russia an alliance as a gesture of goodwill.
    • Italia requests an alliance and trade talks. We would like to purchase furs in return for spices.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. More representatives are sent to the Apache, to help improve local infrastructure and the regulations for the national government. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy continue training exercises in and around the Mayan Sea. The Empire persists in pressuring the leaders of the Apache to join the Empire. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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: The Madagascar colony expands by 300 sq km, as does the Hudson Bay colony. The colony in Alaska is refounded with greater military presence. Military and economy expand. Queen JeAnne announces her interest in abdication in the coming years, possibly by 1700. Princess Adela meets a nobleman, Henri duGardei. Rumors abound about marriage between the two.
  • [3]The discussions come off as a success and the Act of Union is passed in Parliament. The Act leads to the union of Orissa, Bihar and Bengal into the nation of the United Maharajya. Huge celebrations take place all over the nation, celebrating the union. The Raja is also very happy. The Raja discussses with Parliament about passing through another Pike Road Act. It is soon approved and passed through Parliament. A huge number of Pike Roads begin to be made. They will connect the major cities of Bumbai, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. The University of Bhubaneswar begins to see many students coming to study from around the world. Many Ethiopians can be seen studying in the University, along with a small number of Italians. 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. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The vaccination is produced in very large numbers, and it is distributed all across the Orissan areas. A large portion is immunised to Smallpox and more than half the population is now immune to smallpox. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The Taj Mahal continues to attract many visitors. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, trading heavily in the whole area and earning a whopping profit. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. A large majority is now Hindu as more and more are converted every day. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The states of Assam and Kuch sign a vassalage act with the successor of Bengal to continue their vassailage. The Navy continues to stay on high alert, seeing the pirates operate from areas which are in disarray after the war in Persia. With the nation united, a huge surge in funding for the Navy takes place. As a result, the biggest Warships in the world are made, with thousands of workers constructing at great speed. A surge in numbers takes place. All merchant ships are retro-fitted, to protect them from piracy.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. All natives have now been civilised. Mataram continues to grow closer with Brunei. Mataram assumes a more central position in its territories. As a result, powers are centralised and Mataram assumes more dominance over Sumedang, officially absorbing it into Mataram.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands by 10,000 km and takes control of more of the Koori Islands. Vanudonia finishes construction of its port and begins to grow as a result. Another three ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to thirty nine. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, Kingdom of Rome, Russia, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, Eastern European, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. In the early part of the year King Daku and Queen Airini give birth to their first child, successfully uniting the Koori and Maori bloodlines. Jubiliation erupts throughout both nations, and the Karmai declares it a national day of peace and happiness. This joyful mood comes quickly to an end however, when an outbreak of smallpox takes place a month later. The outbreak is centralised around the port of Cadi, where it started via the death of some unknown trader and the mishandling of his smallpox-ridden body. The outbreak is small, as those in Cadi were the first to suffer from the first epidemic, and as a result many are immune. In a sign of comradeship with his people, King Daku visits the afflicted areas. He had barely survived the first epidemic, and has since shown immunity to its effects. He spends time with the dying, and with their families, with those in attendance in wonder at his kindness. After this, he returns to the Royal Palace in Wagga Wagga to be with his son, as Queen Airini had departed that day to deal with business in the Maori Union. In the ensuing days his son begins to show signs of illness, which worries the King. On the third day he is awakened in the night by the cries of his son. He enters into the chamber to find his son covered with the same repulsive marks he once carried, and in that instant, he knows the situation to be hopeless. Over the next few days, he is hopeless but to watch his son slowly wither away, and eventually perish in his arms in absolute agony. The King becomes a broken man, ruled by his fury and hatred. Word of the death of the King's first-born spreads like wildfire through the land, and his people emulate his fury, with once thought abandoned resentments rising up again. Karmai Delar and the Grand Council meet with the King after he requests an audience, and discuss a number of key state matters. The Koori Yung and Koori Nuwa step up their training to its maximum level. The recruitment drives of the past few years have been successful in boosting their numbers to an extremely impressive height. A number of combined military excercises involving the Koori Yung and Koori Nuwa begin to be planned to take place in uninhabited areas of the Indo-Pacific within the next two years. So that the military can gain valuable experience. The general education plan continues to be developed, and more Koori children begin to attend the large schools built. A large number of Aborigines arrive at the Koori Union after the offer of citizenship, and as a result the population of the Koori Union grows.
    • Rome accepts the offer for training exercises with the Koori
  • Maori Union: The Maori settlements continue to expand, with more Maori moving from tribal settlements to the new settlements. This leads to all settlements having the populations of small cities. The Maori Taua continues to expand, and the recruitment drive continues. Stone roads continue to be built between the Maori Union's settlements, so that travel speeds can be greatly increased. Horses are now an integral part of the Maori Taua. Queen Airini enters a period of depression after the death of her first child, and the Maori people show a similar fury to that of the Koori.
  • York: Military and economy grow. The population grows as well. The North American colony and African colonies expand by 350 sq km.
  • Germany expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km. Vinland expands 900 sq km along the coast of Greenland. Mysore begins work on vassalizing Travancore, taking control of some of its trade networks. As I have noticed, it moves inland, whereas the natural economically beneficial regions are along the coast, meaning that expansion would be on the coast.

1698

The Carthaginians conquer the weak and decadent Algerian Sultanate. Over the years the upstart Carthaginian Church has mostly been absorbed by the much stronger Nestorian Chruch. It is now known as the Nestorian Church of Carthage, and is a branch of the Nestorian Church of Rome and the Levant.

The Nasrid Emirate is conquered by the resurgent Moroccans. The Nasrid government had become weak and hedonistic, with leaders focusing more on issues of personal pleasure than issues of state. The Iberian portion, left unconquered by the Moroccans, asks the Portuguese to protect them. NOTE: Five day rule. The Nasrids are out of the game. Can we give the Nasrid color to Hungary? They've been posting more frequently lately than the Nasrids were.

I think so. It would be a good colour.

The Sindhustanis mount an offensive against their Punjabi enemies to recover their stolen territory. They not only succeed in retaking their own lost territory but also conquering Punjab. The Rajputs collapse into disorder after their King is poisoned by an assassin. The Sindhustanis take atvantage of this by taking a slice of Rajput territory for themselves, and invite the Orrisans to take the portion of Rajput land east of the Nepali border. The Sindhustanis begin to grow closer to the Orrisans as a result of the deal.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Shogun Mononobe Kiyotaka decides to send a large fleet of Japanese military personnel to the Koori Union for the military exercises.
  • In Aragon, the war continues. Alfons VI continues to lead offensives against the Toulousians, with limited success, with the terrain not helping matters. Meanwhile on the coastal line from Melgueil to Roussillon, some armies led by Ramon IX Folc de Cardona, the Duke of Cardona, make some advances. However, In November, Agde is under siege by Toulousian troops, which leads Ramon IX to halt the offensive and send an smaller army, led by Jaume de Montpellier, Count of Tortosa and Lord of Montpellier, to try to break the siege at Agde. Meanwhile, Maria Afonso de Sousa gives birth to a girl, who is named Teresa. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, Sofala expands 300 sq km, and Índia expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Paranaguá expands 4100 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4400 sq km. Meanwhile in Portugal, Afonso XI receives the Granadan offer and accepts it.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its territory by 10,000 km, and the military and economy are expanded. The vassals of Adal, Maynila, and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 1000 km and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 1000 km. The Ethiopian population in the vassals abroad continue to grow. The navy is organized for an expedition within the next few years by the Emperor. 10,000 people are hard at work building new ships and weapons, and equipment and resources are shuttled to the building sites near the Empire's ports.
  • Apache: Great Chief Frederick will join the Mayan Empire under the condition that they can more or less keep most of their rights and freedoms including religous freedoms that no missionaries enter Apache lands. The borders are expanded 2000 km northeast. Maya may we ever be united in brotherhood and forever free.
    • The Mayan Empire accepts the Apache as a vassal of the Empire
  • France: The war continues in Toulouse, destroying and ravaging the small territories under control of the kingdom of Toulouse. Military is built up and colonies expand at their usual rates, and alliance and trade agreement are asked to the Koori Union.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We accept both the alliance and trade deal.
  • Switzerland: The military is built up and is continuosly sent to Occitania and France.
  • Occitania: The military is built up and the invasion of Toulouse continues.
  • Lorraine:  The military is built up and support continues to be given to France in the war.
  • La marche: The military is built up and support continues to France in the war.
  • Tyrol: The military is built up, and aid is continuosly given to France.
  • Cyprus continues to consolidate control in Cyrenaica. Cyprus refuses the Mayan's offer of selling the land, as they see the borders as definite. Missionaries are continuing to be sent into Cypriot Cyrenaican territory to convert the populace. So far, very few have taken the conversion, with less than 2% of the population of Cyrenaica becoming Greek Orthodox. Some Cyrenaicans, specifically the Greek Orthodox ones, are encouraged to emigrate to the Cypriot colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km, and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: Can we agree on a future border along that river, then?
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: The arrival of iron has caused the other tribes of the Island of Selk'nam Yagich to both respect and fear the Great Haruwin. Many tribes seek to join the Haruwin, and others dare not resist its expansion. The Haush people of the East become the third culture to join the Haruwin and the borders extend to the very tip of Selk'nam Yagich (I'm taking the OTL Mitre Peninsula). Also, I'm happy to accept the friendship of the Ethiopians if there's a plausible reason for them to know of my existence.
    • I personally don't think there is one. Unless you have contacted European nations (therefore allowing Ethiopia to find out about you via trade with Europe) or Ethiopia has interacted with Japan enough to discover their knowledge about you, I personally don't think it's that plausible. Then again, much more implausible things have happened in this game...Callumthered (talk)
    • No. Ethiopia has no presence in that region and you are too far away to matter to them. I'd say relations with them is implausible until they actually have a stake in the region.
    • Makes sense to me, although if Ethiopia had the sudden urge to become a maritime power, I'm more than happy to have more players in the Southern Cone of South America. There's plenty of room in the sandbox and my future is at sea. Commandante Lemming (talk) 13:59, May 11, 2013 (UTC)
    • Well, Ethiopia is already in the Indian Ocean.
    • Uh, I've been a maritime power for the last century. Remember when I built the Ethiopian Navy at the beginning of the game and went for Madagascar? Plus, I've got vassals in Southeast Asia and colonies in Central Africa. Plus, I don't need a reason to trade with South America, just as much as Britain didn't have a reason to take the Piticairn Islands. Its all a matter of what the Emperor decides to do with his vast resources, and I'm choosing to send to Selk'nam. On the note of me contacting the Europeans, I had contact with Portugal and Bavaria early in the game, as well as influence from the Caliphate which deported Ethiopians who returned with Muslim knowledge, i.e., knowledge of Europe. And lets not forget Scandinavia, with whom had a presense in East Africa for decades. ~Viva
    • Plus Orissa and Ethiopia trade tons. Whatever tech I develop soon goes to Ethiopia when they buy it from our merchants. Plus, I have a colony in the area, and Orissa and Ethiopia trade tons, so it is all good. ~Imp
    • The  Piticairn Islands were colonized by the British in the 1800s when they were by-far the world's strongest naval power and they went past the area to get to their colonies in New Zealand, the Pacific and western American coastline. Ethiopia on the other hand has no presence in the region, its the 1600s, isn't the wold's strongest naval power and the goods you'd trade for with the Selk'nam you can get from places much closer to home. It is uneconomical, especially when you trade with Orissa for goods from that area if you really need to. But the fact remains they produce nothing really unique in high enough demand to warrant this. Its just a waste of money and OOC.
    • Hate it when you are right. :( ~Imp
  • Aquitaine: King Peire decides to lead the army as general. At the Battle of Auch he proves himself a good leader and military commander. Much gains are made in Toulouse this year. Construction of a palace continues in Bordeaux. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • UMSHM: The Confederation accepts Brandenburg's stipulation to the agreement, stating that all member-states are allowed to take part in their own wars, so long as they aren't against another member-state. The Saxon treasury officials state that the majority of taxes and tariffs throughout the confederation are now the same in all states. A new ship is built in the Faroe Islands, giving the islands' economy a great boost. One regiment of the SAC's army arrives in the main fort of Saxon West Africa and attempts to recruit natives. The missionaries in Saxon West Africa have managed to create quite a Catholic following amongst the natives, but , regrettably, have also weaved in messages about how taking members of other (non-Catholic) tribes as slaves is okay. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Work is completed on the small "university" and a prominent professor from Magdeburg Uni. arrives to become its first Vice-Chancellor. Many of the brightest Catholic Aborigines attend. A small mission is established in the Eastern coast of OTL Arhnem Land, and it begins making contact with the locals, whose language is not completely dissimilar to that of the Saint Thomas Mission.
  • Myanmar: The Myanmar army reaches 20,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of Southerners swarm to the north in hope of new land, what was there was surprising-- rubies and swallow's spit (a Oriental Medicine) is found in caves and thus, prompted another wave of settlement to the North. Rubies are mined and sent to the ports, where they are exported to China and Japan. Asks the Japanese shogun for advvisors in Myanmar's navy, which can assist the Japanese in colonization.
    • Shogun Mononobe Kiyotaka agrees and sends some advisers to help Myanmar's navy.
  • Italia concentrates on economic growth this year. The grand fleet sails through Vanuatu and in the process of exploring the islands, one of the natives kills the captain of one of the ships. The grand fleet sails to Nuovo Brescia and reports this back to Europe. The Aymaras and Nya Gyptios expand by 10,000 sq km. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 3000 sq km each along their rivers.
    • Ethiopia wishes to buy the Horn colony in your possession.
    • Italia apologizes and states that since there are a large number of ethnic Italians and few Ethiopians in that colony, we will have to decline. It is also a crucial stop for ships headed from Nuovo Brescia to St Peter.
  • Dimurats: Continues extending Bahryia, which now holds 400,000. The whole country experiences a population boom. Mangystaus Economy, Infrastructure, and Military are improved. The DImurats Militay, Infrastructure and Economy are improved. Schools continue to be built, along with some Universities, in order to create an educated country.
    • The Arabian Federation offers an alliance to the Dimurats.
    • Dimurat D: Accepts.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the six new sheikdoms are integrated into the federation. Trade relations also increase with Baghdad, Kuwait, Dimurats and Rome following the victory over the Persian Empire. Sultan Yazid, Sheik of Dammam, also announces that he will annex the neighbouring Sheikdom of Um Rabia following the dynastic union between his son and their Sheik's eldest and only daughter. With this, Yazid declares the Emirate of Oum Dammam.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Emir Ahmed of Medina announces the Caliphate will become a more powerful trading nation. Emir Ahmed visits the Levantine Kingdom to the north to discuss a trade deal which would allow the Caliphate to have easier access to European goods.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its economy as it becomes the centre of the trade network between Rome and Arabia. Baghdad also signs a trading treaty with Kuwait which allows Baghdad to use Kuwaiti ports to trade from.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Kuwait enters a trade pact with Baghdad and Kuwait sees vast amounts of Baghdad trade pass through Kuwaiti ports, which boosts the Kuwaiti economy.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives opens up its ports to allow any foreign vessel to come and dock at Maldivian ports, these vessels of course pay the relevent port taxes though but it is an important move in that the Maldives recognises the importance of free trade.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy and more delegates are sent to the colonies and nations of southern Madagascar to pursue new trade deals and to try to work out how Madagascar will be divided between the nations.
  • Azerbaijan: We open trade with Normandy  nd begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Georgia: We open trade with Normandy  nd begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Tehran: We open trade with Arabia and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Persia: We open trade with Normandy  nd begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Amrenia: We open trade with Normandy  nd begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Turkey: We open trade with Normandy  and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Quoyonlu: We open trade with Normandy and begin to profit greatly. Work on military and economy. Romanization and Christianization continues.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Seeing that the true faith has now lead to their friend Carthage taking out a corrupt Muslim state, and with the several years (six at least) of offering gifts and throwing lavish parteies for the Carthaginian King and Queen), the heir to the Roman throne after Isaac offers the Crown Princess of Carthage a Royal Marriage, his name is Marcus III. Builds up military, infrastructure and economy. Also, in a shocking event the current King abdicates because he feels he is not ruling properly anymore and that his tactics will not suit Rome well in the future. His abdication is a sad event for the King who led Rome against Persia, and he stays on the Royal Grounds as an advisor to the new King Isaac, who upon his coronation is crowned Emperor of the Second Roman Empire, and he becomes Emperor of Rome, King of Azerbaijan and Georgia, Crown Duke of Tehran and Armenia, King of the Turks, Emperor of the Quoyonlu, and Great Elector of Persia. He tells the rest of the world the Second Empire will not follow the steps of its predeccessor, and wants no land of other nations, as really it's more of name change. The  National Assembly is renamed the Senate, but continues under the same rules.
  • Normandy: The Madagascar colony expands by 300 sq km, and so does the Hudson Bay colony. The refounded Alaskan colony expands by 120 sq km. Population and military expand. Princess Adela marries Henri duGardei and gives birth to a son, Louis-William. 
  • China expands its military and economy. The Crimson Fleet continues to fight against piracy. Meanwhile, Zulu expands by 500 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. Now that the Apache are part of the Empire, workers are sent north to begin improving local infrastructure and roads. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom. 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 and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • 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 th Boldeir numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Kuban: The government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands by 10,000 km and takes control of more of the Koori Islands. Another five ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to forty four. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, Kingdom of Rome, Russia, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, Eastern European, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. In the State of Vanudonia, contact is briefly made with an exploration team. Defensive action is taken quickly on the grounds of desecration of sovereignty, and the exploration team quickly retreats. News of this spreads through the Koori Union and the nation's anger reaches boiling point. With many calling for some form of significant action. The King, furious that a nation would so willingly defy the rules of sovereignty, calls for an investigation into who was responsible for this desecration, and the Karmai and Grand Council quickly oblige. In light of this event, the military is put on its highest alert level, in preparation for any future desecration of Koori lands, and meetings between Karmai Delar and the Grand Council with the King to discuss key state matters become more frequent. The Koori Yung and Koori Nuwa are now training to their maximum extent. The plans for the military exercises are completed. They are planned to begin next year. We invite our allies and trade partners to send ships and troops of their own to join us in these military exercises, so that we can all gain valuable experience in coalition fighting.  The general education plan continues to be developed, and more Koori children begin to attend the large schools built. A large number of Aborigines arrive at the Koori Union after the offer of citizenship, and as a result the population of the Koori Union grows.
    • The Mayan Empire accepts the training offer
    • Russia sends the First Pacific Regiment to the Kouri Union, in an attempt to show off their rifle technology and military prowess.
    • Welsh regiment normally assigned to Madagascar travels to Australia for this exercise.
  • Maori Union: The Maori settlements continue to expand, with more Maori moving from tribal settlements to the new settlements. This leads to all settlements having the populations of large cities. The Maori Taua continues to expand, and the recruitment drive continues. The stone roads between the Maori Union's settlements are completed, and travel speeds greatly increase as a result. The Maori Nuwa forms after the development of their first warships, with a total of five being built. They join the Koori Union military exercises as a result.
  • In Wales, King Gavin III institutes popular reforms that encourage trade. A young writer, Peredur Lloyd, writes a book that is extremely popular among those Welsh who can read, called Bobl Hun Arian (Free People's Money). This revolutionary book expresses ideas very similar to capitalism and renounces mercantilism. Welsh government officials, including Chancellor Lewis Pugh, begin to dabble with some of the less revolutionary ideas. The economy does phenomenally, and the new capital being raised by the government is put into the existing Universities - of Cardiff, Cambridge, and Oxford. In addition, the military grows.
  • Scotland's Queen Agnes grows the economy due to the Tal Heol, and the military also grows further. The Universities at Glasgow and Edinburgh also expand due to more funds, caused by Lloyd's writings and ideas.
  • Cornwall and Lincoln have very little activity, save for military and economic growth. They are heavily dependent on Wales for most things, but Lincoln considers itself to be English, and hopes to create their own Kingdom with York. Ulster grows closer to Connacht, and the King, who lacks an heir, announces that the King of Ulster is the rightful heir. His health begins to fail at the end of the year. Plans for invading Leinster are put on the back-burner. Their military and economy still grow.
  • The WTC expands its colony in Caer Anial by two-thousand sq km, and annexes one-thousand sq km of Zulu Madagascar. With the fall of Rajputana, they send troops over to conquer the Rajput colony on Madagascar.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman, also Pasai is close to become one kingdom with Acech. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. The King send emissaries to Iceland to ask if they will unite the Crown.
  • All across the Maharajya, Pike Roads are built. The cities of Bumbai, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow are all connected in this grand feat of construction. The number of merchants travelling down these roads increases drastically. The University of Bhubaneswar begins to see many students coming to study from around the world. Huge school building projects also continue, to get the whole nation under one education system. The first universal cirriculum for schools is established in the Maharajya. A lot 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. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The vaccination is produced in very large numbers, and it is distributed all across the Orissan areas. Three in every four people are immunised against smallpox, giving the nation a large resistance to smallpox. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The Taj Mahal continues to attract many visitors. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, trading heavily in the whole area and earning a whopping profit. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. 70% of the nation is now Hindu. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. Nepal stays loyal to the Maharajya, as Hinduism continues to remain the religion of state. The Navy continues to stay on high alert, with huge naval ships being constructed. A surge in numbers takes place. All merchant ships are retro-fitted, to protect them from piracy. The SOC ventures back down south, but goes farther when it sees Naval Ships in the area. They soon return and advise travelers of the threat. The Maharajya accepts the deal with Sindustan, and seeing warming relations, signs trading deals with the nation. They send representatives to the nation, since it now shares a land border.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. All natives have now been civilised. Mataram continues to grow closer with Brunei.
  • Russia works on its economy. Kanada expands by 4500 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: After years of decentralization, the Somali Sultanate declares its independence from being a vassal of Ethiopia, makes connections with the Koori Trade Company, and builds up its military.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We recognise your right as a sovereign state. As a result we accept your trade offer. We also offer an alliance. 
    • Somali Diplomacy: We accept the alliance.

1699

  • In Aragon, the war continues. Alfons VI continues to lead offensives against the Toulousians, this time having more success, penetrating farther in to the Toulousian territory, and taking Tarascon and Foix. Meanwhile, Jaume de Montpellier's armies defeat the Toulousian forces sieging Agde, and Ramon IX de Cardona's army returns to the offensive, taking Lodève. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Maputo expands 400 sq km, and Índia expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Rio Grande expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 4300 sq km.
  • York: The military expands, as does the economy. The North American and African colonies expand by 350 sq km. Technology increases as the royal patents are continually given out. King Richard once more sends an envoy to Wales to discuss possible trade deals and alliances with King Gavin. 
    • ​Gavin III replies the same as before - if you cede a piece of land in West York so Scotland and Wales can be connected, we will accept both the trade deal and the alliance.
    • As York and the Netherlands defeated Wales in the war, which ended in 1692 because of a royal marriage, King Richard doesn't see it fit to cede land to a nation which was defeated, or otherwise badly damaged in a war which ended in a stalemate. Is King Gavin still interested in a trade deal or alliance?
    • If we were to war right now, Wales would undisputedly win. We still request the following conditions. This is so that our two major nations can be united. It would be beneficial for you to accept these terms.
    • No war will happen here - Netherlands.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Mononobe Kiyotaka steps down and Mononobe Mitsuhiko becomes Shogun. A month later, Empress Seishū dies from a major illness. The Mononobe clan, as well as the rest of Japan, pays their respects. Soon she is succeeded by her only daughter, Eikō. Meanwhile in the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan begins to revolt against the Mononobe governor. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko decides to send some military support to the Tojiko colony to try to crush the revolt.
  • Aquitaine: The Koori offer is accepted. King Peire decides to construct more ships. The palace in Bordeaux continues its construction. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to send Cypriot and Cretan orthodox missionaries into Cyrenaica to convert the population to Orthodox Christianity. The conversion, despite being marginally successful, is being very slow, and only one percent of the population under Cypriot rule are converted to Orthodox Christianity. However, a church is built in Benghazi for the Orthodox Christians in the city. The Cypriot economy is expanded with cheese, olives and oranges being exported to nearby states. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. Cyprus agrees to the Mayan's proposition and asks them to name what borders they would like. 
  • Crete also expands its economy. 
  • Somali Sultanate: The military continues to be built up and it is re-organized into four forces, Defensive Force, Offensive Force, Supply Force, and Re-inforcement Force. Trade Operations are set up on the Swahili City-States in order to aid the Coalition with weapons and supplies.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman, also Pasai accepts the union under Netherlands control. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. We ask for a strong trade agreement to Koori Union. The emissaries in Iceland continue to work.
  • Koori Diplomacy: We accept.
  • Italia is outraged at the actions of the Koori Union in defending the natives of Vanudonia. The fleet was merely navigating an uncharted island archipelago when the small team was ambushed by native soldiers. The King decides to forgive the Koori Union but also heightens military alterness in Nuovo Brescia and Inca. Trading ships from the Venetian League are encouraged not to venture too close to Vanudonia and Australis. The military is upgraded with more artillery. Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia expand by 3000 sq km each. Nya Gyptios and the Aymaras expand by 10,000 sq km inland. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km. Siam successfully negotiates a royal marriage and alliance with the Northern Thai Kingdom. The King of Italia, favouring a closer alliance with trading nations, sends Russia its support in regaining lost lands in the Far East as well as a formal alliance. The King invites Cyprus for talks on Cyrencia and Wales on the issue of Dutch aggression and the British Isles.
    • Wales: We accept your offer to speak with the King. King Gavin III personally travels to Venice to begin the talks. (Post on my talk page, or here?)
  • Myanmar: Large pieces of forests are cut down, which decreases the price of lumber greatly. Myanmar begins selling lumber, rubies and swallow's spit. The silk industry begins, as the king is trying to promote trade. Asks China for advisors in Myanmar's army and Myanmar begins building its navy. Asks Japan for a map of Antillia for Myanmar's colonization. An university is built in Yangon to allow experts in navigation and mechanics, which can help Myanmar in colonization. Asks for a trade agreement with Japan, Siam and Manchuria. A fleet is being built to reach distant lands and preferably, trade with new countries.
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko gives them a map of Hakurei (what the Japanese call Antillia), and accepts the trade agreement offer.
    • Italia accepts a trade agreement with Myanmar. Trade via Siam and Malacca begins. Italia seeks to buy rubies and offers Myanmar technology and more recent weaponry as well as a few of the old Italian naval ships. 
    • Myanmar is a Chinese vassal. They already have advisors in the Shan army.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam continues to upgrade its iron technology and commissions a small fleet of large, iron-ribbed canoes. The canoes, which are to be manned by the Alacaluf and Haush sea tribes, are much longer than normal canoes and meant to be capable of taking large numbers of men and guanacos over the sea (think viking shiops). The eventual goal of these boats is to facilitate a permanent settlement on the Haush's "hunting island" (OTL Isla de los Estados) as well as to enable the Selk'nam to extablish friendly relations with the tribes on the Atlantian mainland. Also, a young man in Ona Yagich begins training guanacos to jump through flaming hoops - so begins the great circus of Ona Yagich.
  • UMSHM: Three naval ships are sent to Saxon West Africa to ensure the safety of this year's SAC fleet. The Government informs the SAC that by 1705 it will have to take responsibility for the safety of its ships. The SAC Regiment succeeds in recruiting a significant number of natives, and the missionaries continue to have success in converting them. Preparations are made in Dresden for the turn of the century, and a massive stockpile of fireworks is made. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The University of Australis is officially opened in Saint Boniface by the Bishop. The best and brightest from the mission schools' class of 1698 begin attending lectures and classes on a variety of topics, including astronomy, philosophy, theology, classical literature (what little classical literature there is in Australis) and "Aboriginal studies", which focuses on traditional aboriginal customs and languages. 
  • Many Pike Road projects are completed at a good pace. Linking all of the crucial cities by Pike Roads brings about a growth in trading inside the nation. The Pike Roads also help create a sense of unity, and increases feelings of being a citizen of the Maharajya. The University of Bhubaneswar begins to see many students coming to study from around Asia. Huge school building projects also continue, to get the whole nation under one education system. The universal curriculum continues being implemented all around the nation. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The vaccine is produced in very large numbers, and it is distributed all across the Orissan areas. Nine in every ten people have now been immunised against smallpox, giving the nation a large resistance to smallpox. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, trading heavily in the whole area and earning a whopping profit. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. 85% of the nation is now Hindu. Many of the remaining Muslims decide to flee the nation with the majority now Hindu. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The Navy continues to stay on high alert, with huge naval ships being constructed. Seeing nations increase their capability, The Maharajya does so too. The Maharajya signs a protection deal with Sindustan, vowing to protect the Nation from foreign invasion. They send military advisors on how to train their armies in a better fashion. However, the United Maharajya cannot stand the idea of a former ally, Rajputana being in complete disarray and chaos and violence. Hence, they invade to stabilise the nation and save it from all the chaos. A lot of progress is made, as the locals view the Maharajya as liberators from local warlords rather than invaders.
    • People from around the world don't go travelling to India to come study at your universities. Firstly they probably won't know the language and they're largely racist. People in the rest of India and Asia will probably come, but not Africans, Americans or Europeans. Secondly, the smallpox vaccine wasn't rolled out until the 1700s as during the 1600s they only knew that people who got cowpox didn't get smallpox but it was only for the rich. Your idea of a nation-wide vaccination campaign in a nation with tens of millions of people, who are very poor is just amazingly implausible. It's hard enough to do these things in the 20th century never mind in the 1600s. Basically these things are far too advanced. Also, Muslims following the whole Mahdi episode are more agnostic and distrusting of religious institutions so conversion won't be as easy as you make out.
    • India has been known to use "smallpox" inoculations since the 10th century. Plus, if you read into my posts, my scientists know nothing about cowpox. They have basically taken small amounts of smallpox skin and injected it into people. They have worked their way down from 30-50% rates down to 2-3% rate of infection for immunisation through making the size of skin smaller. My nation is not poor, nowhere near. Millions of merchants live out their lives everyday. Millions work, while a lot earn money. I have huge growing middle-class. My Raja cares about the poor, and has a few welfare schemes (nothing not common with the era). Plus, it should be easier to convert Muslims. Their "end of days" didn't exactly happen. Plus, most of the population would have been Hindu anyway. Islamisation of the region happened very late.
    • What you described there is innoculation not a vaccine. They're different things, your post talks about vaccines not innoculations. And the vast majority of people in your nation are poor. It is far too expensive to do this as a public service considering this is the age of laissez-faire concerning public health. And it isn't easier to convert because they are distrusting of religion in general seeing how Mahdi Islam was shown to be a fraud. I mean how many people in your life have you seen convert and abandon their religion?
    • Actually, I've seen a couple. Plus, the whole of Bengal used to be Hindu in 1460. Now more than half of it is Muslim. And the thing with Brunei (and the majority of Indonesia) is that a lot of the natives did not have a religion. And a lot of natives were actually Hindu. Thinking about it, at this point, there probably are a lot of Hindus still around. In those days, people converted pretty easily, within two generations. Maybe I should take it a bit slower though. What is the difference? A lot of them are, yes, but not exactly a majority.
    • You answer your own question about the conversion - two generations. They take decades. As for the differences between inoculations and vaccines, have a look at the Wikipedia pages for more detail. But in general, an inoculation involves exposing yourself to a disease (a weakened form or similar illness (e.g. cowpox)) and you get sick with the disease but because its a mild form then you only have a minor illness and you eventually beat it off but it doesn't always work. Vaccines are a dead form of the disease. Uneducated masses are generally distrusting of things they don't understand and that will make them ill. After all people still refuse vaccines today in OTL on these grounds. There is also the matter that germ theory isn't known and making vaccines is expensive without a large medical industry.
    • On the matter of the vaccinations, this is 1700. The government doesn't have to give the people a reason to take the vaccine, they just have to force them. And this is Orissa. The nation has widespread general education. You're ignoring the fact that most of the population is at least aware of what a vaccine is, or at least a fair portion of the middle-class, which Orissa also has a large number of. ~Viva
    • Germ theory has not been made yet, ergo, no one understands that micro-organisms cause disease. Here is a timeline of vaccine development in OTL. Notice how a smallpox vaccine wasn't developed until 1796! Almost a century too early this is.
    • Von, this is althistory. India has a history of resistance to smallpox. We had innoculations since the tenth century. Considering one power has actually united the nation with the religion of the people for quite a long time, I think it's not that far fetched.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. All natives have now been civilised. Mataram continues to grow closer with Brunei.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the six new sheikdoms are integrated into the federation. Trade relations also increase with Baghdad, Kuwait, Dimurats and Rome following the victory over the Persian Empire. Sultan Yazid also announces new legislation concerning legal business entities, sole traders, partnerships and corporations are announced to be the three business structures. Corporations benefit from owner's liability being limited to shares they own; but higher taxes, stricter rules and high entitial starting capital stops people from easily hiding behind the veil of incorporation.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as Emir Ahmed of Medina returns with the news that Caliphate traders will be able to more easily access to European goods via the Levantines. Emir Ahmed also meets with the Levantine King's daughter whom he becomes quite smitten with.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its economy as it becomes the centre of the trade network between Rome and Arabia. Baghdad also starts a new university program as the Sultanate tries to create more educational facilitates on par with the University of Baghdad.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Kuwait trades more with the Arabian Federation for spices and slaves.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the navy is expanded.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands 10,000 sq km south as the southern Sheikdom states expand their territories.
  • Carthage: The Queen of Carthage makes it known through rumor and openly speaking to marry off all of her remaining daughters, with one already married to France and another being courted by Rome, looks for heavy dowries and promises of protection. Carthage expands its military.
    • Rome offer a very large Dowire and promise protection.
  • In response to the Italian military activation, the focus of the expanding Germanic military shifts to aiding Italia in any upcoming conflicts. We offer to mediate a peace between Italia and the Koori Union. Meanwhile, Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km while Vinland expands 900 sq km along the Greenland coast.
    • The Mayan Empire is willing to broker a peace deal on behalf of the Koori Union.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We are willing to stand down our military forces in return for the handover of Fiji, Samoa, Polynesia, Mirconesia, and the Cook Islands to the Koori Union. We despise the methods used on the natives to subjugate them and wish to see them join their native brothers.
    • The Germans refuse to do such.
    • The Mayan Empire begs pardon on behalf of their brash peers, and instead requests that an agreement be signed by all of the major powers in the region, promising that the Koori Union will not be be attacked as a result of Eurasian Imperialism, and the removal of Italian and Orissan military vessels in the vicinity of the Koori Union. If these terms are met, our side will be willing to sign a non-aggression pact. What say you to these terms?
    • Rome declares its full support for the Koori Union in case of war, as Italia and Orrisia are getting to big for their own good, and any larger is a monopoly of valuable trading ports.
  • Normandy: The military expands and the economy experiences a rapid growth. The Madagascar and Hudson Bay colony expand by 350 sq km. The Alaskan colony expands by 100 sq km. In domestic news, Queen JeAnne announces her resignation for June 20, 1700. Following that, Princess Adela will take the throne as Queen Adela. In other news, a series of riots occur in northern Brittany, resulting in the injuries of dozens of Norman guards.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union expands by 5000 km and takes control of the last of the Koori Islands. Scouting takes place around the continent for suitable Koori enclave sites, and one is found on the western coast. A 5000 km area is captured and a settlement is founded, called Boorloo (OTL Perth). These lands are formed into the State of Boorloo, with the settlement of Boorloo as their state capital. Another five ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to fifty. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, Kingdom of Rome, Russia, Netherlands, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, Eastern European, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. Due to recent peace talks being brokered by Germany, the military is put on standby. Karmai Delar and the Grand Council continue to meet with the King to discuss key state matters. The military exercises begin, and are are planned to take place over the next three years.We invite our remaining allies and trade partners not in attendence, to send ships and troops of their own to join us in these military exercises, so that we can all gain valuable experience in coalition fighting. The general education plan continues to be developed, and more Koori children begin to attend the large schools built. A large number of Aborigines arrive at the Koori Union after the offer of citizenship, and as a result the population of the Koori Union grows.
    • Normandy: The Royal Council votes to send soldiers and sailors to the military exercises. The council also thanks the Koori government for hosting the exercises, as they are desperately needed in the face of intense Breton nationalism and terrorism plaguing Normandy.
    • Rome and all of its vassals agree to join in these exercises
  • Maori Union: The Maori settlements finish expanding, the last of the Maori move from the tribal settlements to the new settlements. This leads to all settlements having the populations of huge cities. The Maori Taua recruitment drive is completed, and they now have a respectable military might. The Maori Nuwa builds another five ships, bringing the toal to ten. They take part in the military excercise started this year.
  • 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 th Boldeir numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Kuban: The government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. The Army and Navy are mobilized in response to rising tensions, but are not deployed, in leiu of peace talks facilitated by Germany. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, navy is expanded the war in Toulouse continues, as many French soldiers continue killing and destroying as many Toulousians Ville's as they can find in their Path. Toulouse is taken by the French and Vassals armies and burn the city leaving the population fearful of the French armies. King Charles, following a similar protocol to the one of his mother, he begins the Romanization of Tyrolia, Spreading the Romance language, Previously called RhetoRomance, now refered by several French scholars, as Rhaetian, King Charles IX married to the Princes Jane of Carthage, the king sends ambassadors to Normandy, Aquitaine, and Provence, to Form the French confederation, an alliance to avoid Germany,Italian or any other intervention on our territory,. The colonies expand at their usual rates,1500 Sq km Nouvelle bourgogne,Brasilea, and Guiane, and La Riviere, and Erik's Bay expand by 1000 sq km. France wishes to re-establish the previous alliance with the Mayans.
  • Switzerland: The military is built up and troops continue being sent to Toulouse for the war.
  • Tyrolia: The military is built up and troops continue being sent to Toulouse for the war.
  • Occitania: The war against Toulouse continues as troops continue being sent to Toulouse for the war.
  • La marche: The military is built up, and troops continue being sent to Toulouse for the war.
  • Lorraine: The military is built up, and troops continue being sent to Toulouse for the war.
  • Wales continues to grow as a power in Alban, which is what they call the islands of Britain and Ireland. King Gavin III and Queen Agnes of Scotland have a son, who they name Lewis, after Gavin's uncle, the current Chancellor. The military grows, as well as the economy, partially because of Peredur Lloyd's influential work. The WTC expands Caer Anial two thousand sq km to the north, and one thousand sq km of Zulu Madagascar.
  • ScotlandCornwall, and Lincoln all focus on a variety of military and economic policies that increase the effectiveness of both. Meanwhile, the King of Connacht dies of pnemonia, and the King of Ulster claims to throne. After three months of fighting, he is universally recognized as King of Ulster and Connacht.
  • Second Roman Empire: Rome demands that Italia back down and withdraw from the Pacific Ocean and colonies under 200 people, and that the Koori will have the full faith and support of the Roman Empire. A secret Roman expedition bringing 500 Roman soliders and 3000 Roman guns to the Koori Union finally reaches its destination. Military, infrastructure and economy are completed. Rome also calls on the nations of the world to "see that Orissa and Venice will not stop once the world's lands are all settled, they will look at the weaker nations, and one by one go after them. We must stand together to halt Venetian and Orissian Imperialism, or else eventually we shall all fall into the graveyard of nations." Rome also completes its naval buildup, and three new fleets, the Mediteranean, the Atlantic, and Pacific Fleets, each which is crewed with battle hardened war veterans from previous conflicts.
    • The Maharajya responds, stating to the Romans that you cannot touch us.
    • That was targeted at Venice, not so much at you. Venice hurt native islnders and  shouldn't be there when it harms a region's native peoples. Look at the Caliphate's actions, it was taken down
    • Italia states that the natives ambushed and attack us while exploring an uncharted island in the Pacific. We had no intentions of colonising the island and we were just passing through the area.
  • Russia works on its military infrastructure. Russia becomes a bit weary of other nations. In the meantime, some Sibirian expansion continues, but after this year, it is HALTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Russian Tsar Vecheslav suffers a stroke, which he survives but leaves his face paralyzed on the right side.
  • China expands its military and economy. Exclusive trade routes and economic deals are offered to Italia. Meanwhile, the Crimson Fleet continues to fight piracy in Indonesia.
    • Italia accepts the offer. Trade with China via Singapore and Malacca begins in earnest.

1700

[4]An Earthquake happens on Antillia's northwestern coast, causing much devastation on the Japanese and Manchurian colonies on the area, and also causing a tsunami which hit Japan, flooding fields and destroying houses. The tsunami also damages infrastructure in the Philippines, the Northern coast of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji. Hawaii is also heavily damaged.

  • The war continues, as Alfons VI, Ramon IX and Jaume de Montpellier's armies join up, Faster advances are made, and Carcassone is taken by Alfons VI, along with some lands on the north, almost reaching Toulouse itself. Meanwhile, Montpellier leads an smaller army up north, attempting to connect with the French troops up north, and ends up taking Albi. Meanwhile in Aragon, Maria Afonso de Sousa gives birth to a boy, who is named Joan. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Índia expand 300 sq km and in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 1400 sq km, while Paraguai expands 2800 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Rio Grande expands 1400 sq km, and Paranaguá expands 2900 sq km, connecting itself with São Vicente.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1500 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1500 sq km, Tojiko expands by 700 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan, and the Soga clan managed to secure the northern half of the colony for now. A massive clean up in Japan, Kasodani and Tōkaidō also take place after the Tsunami hit, and aid goes around to help the ones who were affected.
    • Koori Diplomacy: We wish to purchase Tokaido for the Koori Union, and in return we offer all the silver and gold from the Koori mines for the next five years. Any current colonists at Tokaido will also be offered Koori citizenship, and if they wish to leave, their expenses will be paid for by the Koori crown. We await a response.
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko agrees to this offer, and gives them Tōkaidō. In return he sends aid and support to help clean up the damages that the Tsunami caused.
    • Italia offers aid and resources from Singpore, Siam and Malacca to assist her ally, Japan in recovering.
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko accepts Italia's aid offer, and thanks them.
  • York: King Richard sends an envoy to the Koori Union, asking for possible acceptance into the KTC, for the betterment of the western European trade region, and especially the betterment of the island of Britain. King Richard also requests acceptance into the KGC, because of growing political tension on the island. The north American colony grows by 140 sq km, as does the African colony.
  • Koori Diplomacy: We accept on both counts.
  • Dimurats: The capital, along with schools, continue to be built. With romes recent declaration, the Sultan keeps quiet, but the military recruitment increces 10%. Forts begin construction across the nations border. Military, economy, and infrastructure are improved. The DTC sends trade ships to Europe and there ally the Koori. One of these ships though, lands on an unknown landmass, this is OTL Tasmania. The land, with no Kooris, is declared Dimurats, with the actual colony being on the north of the island, and a simple port city begins construction.
    • The Koori Union has full control of Tasmania already.
  • China sends aid to Japan and Manchuria in the wake of the tsunami. Meanwhile, the military and economy both improve. The Zulu colony expands by 500 sq km.
  • Aquitaine: King Peire decides to keep quiet after Rome's recent declaration. The King hopes to finish the war soon, for-seeing an oncoming storm. The palace in Bordeaux is finished, becoming the official home of the royal family. The fleet is equipped with the best weaponry that can be found, and many peasants join the army. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Ethiopia establishes a colony at OTL Port Hedland, naming the colony Borona, while a second colony is established at OTL Darwin and named Koräbta Däset (ጥቁር ደሴት). The troops and colonists stationed in Massawa were sent to establish Ethiopia's presence there, and to begin work on building a major port to allow for swifter expansion into the region. The colony is expanded by 250 km, while the colony of Warqama is expanded by 1750 km. Ethiopia continues to expand its territory by 10,000 km toward Kitara while expanding the economy and the military. The government begins to introduce general education into Sudan, making the learning of Amharic and Hindi compulsory, but allowing for Arabic to be learned upon reaching 6th grade. The Ethiopian population continues to expand in the vassals as they slowing intermingle with the native populations, which give birth to more and more Ethiopian children. The same is happening in Sudan, and the Emperor seeks to expand the Ethiopian population to at least a quarter of the Sudan population by 1750. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Maynila are expanded, and the development of new technologies continue. The first economic report in the Empire is handed to the emperor. Of the fifty million subjects throughout the Empire, vassals included, 33 million of them live within Ethiopia proper. Of the total population, 65% of them are considered middle-class (earning more than 150 birr a year). Of the total population, 25% of them are considered impoverished (earning less that 40 birr a year). Of the total population in the Empire, 10% are unemployed or incapable of working due to illness or disability. The next report is sceduled to take place in 1710, as well as a new census. The order to finish the invasion in Sudan is given, and a second force is sent to bring the rest of the kingdom into submission with the goal of annexing the entire kingdom into Ethiopia. Ethiopia sends a delegation to the United Maharajya to request aid in building reservoirs throughout the Empire to combat potential drought.
    • The Koori Union already has a settlement at OTL Perth.
    • It's not on the map, and no mention had ever been made of it. Also, the Koori Union is located mainly in the west, and from what I've been seeing, that's where all of your expansion and work has taken place, with the sole exception of Alice Springs. ~Viva
      • ​A mention of OTL Perth was made in 1699. The Koori began a settlement there called Boorloo. The settlement is 5000 km in area. 
      • If that is the case, fine. But may I inquire of how your possibly expanding this quickly? No nation with the exception of Russia has been able to take over vast swathes of territory. ~VIva
      • Look at the map. I just colonised a small area where OTL Perth is. I have stuck to the 10,000 km rule since I was told of it. Also, OTL Adelaide has been under Koori control for some time, look at the map. OTL Darwin, however, is free. Hailstormer (talk) 23:25, May 12, 2013 (UTC)
        • ​No, Darwin is not free. There has been a Magdeburger Mission there since 1680, it is the Saint Thomas Mission. There is a Saxon naval presence in the area to protect the mission. Also, in 1651, a Mission was established at OTL Perth, so I don't know how you can have expanded there when there is a Magdeburger presence there.Callumthered (talk) 02:33, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
        • Sorry pal, but a mission ain't a colony. As far as Ethiopia is concerned, we marched in and evicted the monks from their mission (there's a good reason I sent a military force with the colonists). And my colonization fleet is larger than the flotilla you've got there so there really isn't much you can do about the issue. ~Viva
      • The Maharajya quickly agrees to, and a few of its best reservoir advisors head out to Ethiopia to help them build their own reservoirs to store up water.
    • The Emperor thanks the United Maharajya for their aid.
    • Population is too high. OTL it was still a few million. ATL its would be a maximum of about ten million. 
    • You do understand that the population was small because of the wars that Ethiopia was engaged in as well as the lack of food due to the warfare which devastated that land. Plus, since Ethiopia is a major Empire, most of the population moved to the homeland from other colonies, plus the fact that Ethiopia imports a lot of food along with producing a large portion of it. Given the size, food output, and long period of peace which Ethiopia didn't have at this time OTL-wise, the population be much much larger. And OTL the population was ten million. ~Viva
  • Wales, noticing the efforts for peace-keeping in the world, decides that Leinster is their next target of Gavin III's plan for Alban unification. He prepares the armies, and announces to all of his allies that he wants to invade by next year. King Gavin III hopes that Wales will have all of Alban united by 1715. The military is vigorously trained, and the economy is still growing from the reforms institued as a result of Free People's Money. The infrastructure grows, with constant repairs and additions to the Isaf Heol.
    • Wales: We ask Koori, Orissa, Netherlands, Venice, Maya, Normandy, France, Aquitaine, Brandenberg, Rome, Arabia, and Portugal all to send either troops or supplies to ensure victory on the battlefield for Wales.
    • Normandy: Speaking on behalf of the Koori Grand Coalition, we are primarily a defense coalition. Striking first and starting a war is not our goal, especially involving a nation which is neither part of the KTC or KGC.
  • ScotlandCornwall, and Lincoln all grow economically and militarily, and pledge support for invasion of Leinster. Ulster and Connacht, now ruled by the same King, but sharing different jurisdictions, begin on a path for unity, where all of Celtic Ireland can once again be united. This plan encourages economic and military growth.
  • [5]Map showing claimed and real Aber Dinas. The WTC, noting the recent success of Koori trading partners, decide to construct a colony on Australia, located at OTL Derby. It is located at the delta of the OTL Fitzroy River. The colony is called Aber Dinas (Fort at the River's Mouth). They call the region Pugh Tir, and lay claims to the whole region. Aber Dinas grows two hundred sq km, and Caer Anial grows by two thosand sq km, and annexes one thousand sq km of Zulu Madagascar.
  • Somali Sultanate: The military is continued to be built up, and defensive troops are stationed near the Ethiopian border. Food is stored up and factories are constructed to produce supplies and weapons for us and the Coalition. It's time for war. 
  • Germany offers to mediate peace between Rome (which is acting very much out of its time period) and the Koori Union and Italy and Orissa. Meanwhile, our military expands in case of war. Italy will be supported in defensive war. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km around the Myami nation and Vinland expands 900 sq km around the Greenland coast. We ask that Orissa, Italia, the Koori Union, and Rome engage in no conflict where they are on opposite sides. Mysore asks for a small land grant from Orissa.
  • France: The military is built up, navy expands, the colonies expand 1500 sq km, Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Guiane. While Erik's Bay, and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. The war on Toulouse continues.
  • Switzerland: The military is built up and sends troops to Toulouse.
  • Lorraine: The military is built up and sends troops to Toulouse.
  • Tyrolia: The military is built up and sends troops to Toulouse.
  • La marche: The military is built up and sends troops to Toulouse
  • Occitania: The military is built up and sends troops to Toulouse.
  • Carthage: The naval forces begin to be built up, also representatives are sent to Cyrenaica in order to join one of Carthage's two sons in union with a Cyrenaicain princess, and a daughter to one of their royalty. Carthage continues to offer its remaining of age daugthers including the crown princess for marriage, (looking for a donation of land/ supplies/ protection, but mainly land and protection).
    • Dowry is the wrong word, unless you are looking to give something to the person who marries your daughter. You are looking for bride price, which was not common in any region of the world at this time, save Asia and inland, tribal Africa. Reximus55 (talk)
    • Yeah, I knew I had the wrong word, thanks!G greg e (talk)
  • Normandy: The colony in Madagascar expands by 750 sq km. The Hudson Bay and Alaskan colony expand by 250 sq km. In other news, on June 20th, Queen Jeanne stepped down from the throne and passed down the regnancy to her forty-two year old daughter Adela. Now queen, Adela has made a public statement to a vibrantly happy goliath of people in Rouen. In her statement, the Queen has vowed to focus on improving relations with the KTC/KGC members, focusing on industrialization by extensively funding the NCS, the quality of life in the colonies, and most importantly, working day and night to keep the Normans and Bretons safe from radical terrorists and nationalists in the country. Queen Adela has laid out plans for a Royal Peacekeeping Guard (RPG),  which will act as a special force within the Norman guard, specifically created to combat violent nationalists and terrorists in the whole Norman realm. The Queen also mentioned that a full-scale civil war between Normandy and Brittany is very unwanted, but noted that while the Queen and her government try to prevent it, she has urged Norman citizens to prepare for the worst. 
  • Myanmar: Gives large bags of rubies, mined in caves, to Italia in exchange for technology, recent weaponry and old Italian naval ships. Silk is now also a chief export of Myanmar, as farms are built across the River Mali.Ships, resembling Japanese and Chinese ships, as well as the odd Italia style ship, is built in the navy. Navigators are trained, as the country gives the ambitious navigators and sailors a chance of exploring inside the Indian Ocean. A modernization of the army begins, as soldiers begins using muskets and cannons.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam expands rapidly as many tribes see the value of joining, while others put up no fight as Haruwin warriors claim their territory. The fourth and final native culture of the island, the Yaghan people of the Southern Coast, seek entrance into the Haruwin. With this development, Great Chief Chongat Yagich begins an active campaign to take control of the entire Southern Coast of the island so as to facilitate better trade with Mononobe Miyako (removing the risk of trade routes through unaligned tribal areas). Few tribes put up a fight, but those that do are swiftly beaten by the iron blades of the Selk'nam, with Chongat Yagich leading the army himself. When the Selk'nam army comes over the mountains that ring Miyako, the Great Chief dispatches a crew of emissaries laden with the finest guanaco pelts, shiny seashells, and iron sculptures of mating guanacos (for good luck). They are given this message, "The Selk'nam have nearly reached your border, but we desire no problems with our good friends. Come, let us set a permanent border between our lands, and let traders pass unmolested from your haruwin into ours!"
    • Miyako Governor Mononobe Nobutsuna agrees to setting a land border.
  • UMSHM: Another ship is sent to the Saint Boniface Mission in Australis to ensure the security of the Magdeburger missions there. The King-Duke restates that the missions are under Saxon protection. The SAC manages to expand Saxon West Africa [the maximum extent] north up the coastline, mainly thanks to the efforts of the SAC Regiment. In Dresden, the new century is welcomed in by a massive fireworks display, a week of public holidays and a state banquet where all the heads of the Confederation's member-states sttend. The army is expanded, to compensate for population growth.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: More gifted students join the Australis University, and a few more aboriginals are inducted as Deacons. 
  • Second Roman Empire: Seeing that Italia will not withdraw from the Pacific, Rome cuts trade with Venice and closes its side of the Bosphorous Straits, and the Navy begins patrolling the region to ensure they stay out of Roman waters. The economy continues boombing as trade with Russia, Arabia, Dimurats, Hungary, and the rest of the world is very profitable. The Straits are still open to all other nations however, allowing Russian and other ships out, and allowing other nations ships in. Military, economy and infrastructure are built up, and Roman troops begin training exercises with the Koori and the Kingdoms of Persia and Tehran. Free public eduacation is established for the people of Rome and all its vassals, with attendane mandatory from ages seven to 16. Rome once again demands that Venice withdrraw from the Pacific Ocean, and Rome will agree to pay for the moving of the Venetians to toher colonies or back to Venice, if Venice does not agree, relations will be cut. A second and third Pacific Fleet is completed, and both are sent to the Pacific Ocean, with one docking in the Maya Empire and the other fleet docking in the Maori Union,
  • Cyprus continues to send missionaries and also begins to send excess food aid into the Cyrenaican desert, in the hope of pacifying some of the tribes there, in the hope of combatting Cartheginian expansion in the region. As the population of Orthodox Cyrenaicans begins to grow as both ethnic Cypriot and Cretan Orthodox people move to Cyrenaica with the new government, more government positions are created, and two more churches are built in Cypriot-held areas. The Cypriot economy is expanded and Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1100 sq km, and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. 
  • Italia concentrates on builing up its infrastructure at home with the news of the earthquake in Cascidia being a hundred times more powerful than anything ever seen in Italia. New earthquake proofing technology is integrated into buildings in Italia. Aid is sent to Fiji and Northern Nuovo Brescia Italia is appalled the Rome's demands to cede large areas of land and sea to savages who act without thought. Italia claims a right to the South Pacific through the colony of Inca which mapped out everything up to Fiji and with the fact that we are bringing civilization to the natives of these islands in the form of Christianity, protection and peace. Italia cuts off relations with Rome and the Koori Union in disgust and stops trade via Rome, diverting it to the Levantinve Kingdom. Italia also cripples Roman trade by barring their ships from the Aegean Sea, Straits of Messina and Straits of Gibraltar. Italia thanks Myanmar for begining trade relations with it and delivers cannons, the printing press, microscopes and telescope among other things. Nuovo Brescia expands 5200 sq km in Cape York to combat Koori expansion into the area and also in Papua New Guinea's south coast. The Aymaras expand by 10,000 sq km inland along with Nya Gyptios. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km. Meanwhile, a farmer in the province of Latinum accidentally purchases the wrong crop this year, it grows better than expected leading him to experiment further with funding from the University of Rome's Biology sector. Traders from Nuovo Milano visit the Arabian Federation and begin trade and military negotiations knowing of the two nations' common goal to defend the Levantine Kingdom from foreign invasion.
    • Rome can trade through its Arabian and Middle Eastern allies, and with Russia importing goods on their ships and docking them in Roman ports. The Inca you may keep. I was concerning the Pacific Islands and there haven't been any issues of Italian rule there that is known of. Also, Rome re-establishes its claim to the all of European Venice and its puppet states in Europe, claiming them as possessions of the Roman Empire. Rome states it only re-establishes claim to Italia, no other European, African or Middle Eastern regions
    • Yugoslavia, Greece and Bulgaria voice their outrage at Rome's attempt to retake them. They recall the days of brutal suppression and conversion to Islam as well as the tyranny of the Caliphate. All three states begin to prepare their militaries for conflict.
    • Rome states that was the Caliphate, and that centureis ago your people were happy under Roman rule and protection and were nto forced into being "Italianized", you were allowed to continue your traditions as long as they were not harmful to Rome, and most were not. And has Venice not made you join in all of its wars in order to contniue its own advancements, but never helping strengthen your economies or infrastructure unless it suited Venetian pocketbooks? Revolt against your Venetain oppressors, and establish free Kingdoms free of other nations control
    • Greece states that Italia has allowed significant amounts of self rule as well as territorial gains in the north. Yugoslavia states that Venice allowed it to secure Bosnia and Croatia and pull Bulgaria into a personal union with Yugoslavia allowing a unification of the Southern Slavs. Not to mention giving Serbian lands occupied by Hungary back to Yugoslavia. There has also been no attempts to "Italianize" any of the three nations. Yugoslavia also notes that most of its infrastructure was built and paid for by Venice after two devastating wars and an inefficant ruler and the Caliphate. 
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech-Pasai expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. The emissaries in Iceland continue to work.
  • 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 th Boldeir numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: The central government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Kuban: The government gives guidelines for economic and military growth and follows the model of Hungary.
  • Koori Union: After the many meetings between King Daku and Karmai Delar and the Grand Council, the decision is made that the Koori people's call for retribution shall be met, and action shall be taken. King Daku sails out with the Koori Royal Guard to meet the military excercise in the Indo-Pacific. He sees the ships and troops of his many allies along with that of the Koori Yung and Koori Nuwa and is inspired by the sign of comradeship. The military exercises have proved successful so far, and The Coalition has gained much experience fighting together, with their different peoples moving closer together. He steps aboard the Koori flagship and prepares to address the fleet. King Daku stands before his men: "Paratas, the gates of Hell are poised to open, and the swarms of Hell are ready to ravage our lands. But, we will not let this happen. We will not give them the chance. We will break down the gates of Hell, and charge Satan himself and engage him in battle to the last man. The Devil's swarms are mighty, but we are Koori, we fear not the oncoming darkness. We may not win, but we will make sure that these creatures know what true courage looks like. Mintu Wanta!" At this the fleet erupts in cheers and celebration, with many of the allied ships joining in. King Daku gives the order and the ships are put on a path with the United Maharajya, the ships, due to their close proximity, arrive within their waters quickly. Many enemy vessels are sighted and the first shots from the enemy entity known as The Powers hit The Coalition, these are replied in earnest with the Koori Grand Muskets and cannons. The first Koori ships make land and start to storm the Orissan lands. This is seen as the formal declaration of war. The allied ships look on at the battle raging and many choose to join, but word from their nations is silent. We call upon all members of the KTC, KGC, our allies and trade partners, and the allies of our allies, as well as any sovereign state wronged by The Powers, to come forward and declare war and fight with us. Another five ships of the Koori Nuwa are completed, bringing the total to fifty five. 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, Normandy, Mayan Empire, Kingdom of Rome, Russia, Netherlands, and Maori Union, results with trade in the Western European, East Asian, Eastern European, and Central American theatres dramatically increasing, and due to the criteria of the KTC, great profits result for all members. The general education plan continues to be developed, and more Koori children begin to attend the large schools built. A large number of Aborigines arrive at the Koori Union after the offer of citizenship, and as a result the population of the Koori Union grows. The Koori Union halts all current expansion until after the war is over.
    • Maori Diplomacy: We declare total war on Orissa and join our Koori brothers in battle. Our ships in the military exercises join the battle immediately.
    • Normandy: Queen Adela declares war on Orissa and Venice. A number of 900 soldiers and sailors and 25 galleons will be sent for the war effort.
    • Second Roman Empire: We declare total war on Orissa along with all our vassals, sending our ships and troops at the exercise into battle.
    • The Mayan Empire and her vassals, the Miskito Kingdom and the Apache declare full war with Orissa and Venice in defense of her allies
    • Carthage declares war on Orissa, using its ports and ships, and soldiers in the war effort.
    • Hungary and his vassals declare full war.
    • Aquitaine: Military support is sent to the Koori and war is declared upon Orissa and Venice.
    • Germany declares a coalition war alongside Italia and Orissa. The German Army invades Normandy and a part of the Navy blockades its coast. We ask Russia for a peace and no hostilities (between Germany and Russia) during the course of this war. Utilizing Neu Prussen as a launchpad, the the German Navy launches an invasion of the Mayan Empire. The Kaiser proclaims that non-Aryans (hahaha irony) can never be trusted. Another part of the navy is sent to invade the Koori lands.
      • Russia agrees to peace with Germany, and hopes Russians do not die engaging Germans and viceversa in a war many Russian politicians and people see as useless.
      • The Germans share the same feelings.
    • *cough* Indians are Aryans, too *cough*
      • That's why I said Aryans and not whites or Europeans.
    • I'm pretty sure an algorithm is needed when coastlines are blockaded and land is invaded. IIRC the only things that do not need an algorithm are small land gains.
    • Look here mate, it's all part of the one same war, you fool. The big one. The one with the algorithm. Also, I'm the one blockading. Of course my forces will pass and invade ...
    • Wow, rude much? When was I ever rude to you? Oh wait, it's the internet. SORRY.
  • Maori Union: The Maori Union puts all resources and manpower into the current conflict with Orissa.
  • Navajo: The Navajo Indians unite a few scattered tribes into a loose confederation beginning to progress past a tribal stage into a society which begins to build cities and becomes agriculturally viable. Infrastructure is improved to establish limited trade and contact with other tribes throughout the continent
  • The war against Rajputana's warlords is finished early this year. The state is declared in Personal Union with the United Maharajya, and will be allowed to form her own Parliament. With this, Pike Roads begin to be constructed in the nation too. Some lands are given to Sindustan due to bettering relations. Many Pike Road projects are completed at a good pace. The University of Bhubaneswar begins to see many students coming to study from around Asia. Huge school building projects also continue, to get the whole nation under one education system. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues their profiting endeavours, trading heavily in the whole area and earning a whopping profit. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. 60% of the nation is now Hindu. Many of the remaining Muslims decide to flee the nation with the majority now Hindu. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The Navy continues to stay on high alert, with huge naval ships being constructed. However, the sense of achievement soon changes. Everything changes. It is found out that the Koori Union have invaded the United Maharajya, and the Raja is furious as to how the Navy was not able to prepare for such. However, he personally gets involved, and directs his army to counter-attack. He also calls up other armies stationed around the nation. They are succesful in kicking out the Koori. In the following battle, the Raja steps onto the flagship of the fleet to lead it himself. Counter-attacking the Koori ships from all sides, the invading Navy is destroyed in one decisive battle. However, the Raja sheds a tear to the fact that a former ally is invading them at the end of the battle. The Raja plans for a decisivecounter-attack, and calls upon all his allies for help. Assam, Kuch and Nepal also contribute their forces for the oncoming campaign.
    • No algorithm means you can't do that.
    • I have a navy of 1000+ ships and a population of ~100 million. Do you really think I will not be able to. :P
    • Yes, until either of us has an algorithm we can't say how the battle is going. That it is just going.
    • You still need an algorithm. It doesn't matter how much you have or how much you say you have, you still need an algorithm to verify your claims.
    • Ethiopia acknowledges the Orissan request for aid, and sends two legions of 20,000 men and supplies to aid the United Maharajya in its fight.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Mataram continues to grow closer with Brunei. Seeing the Maharajya invaded, Mataram quickly mobilises its armed forces and goes to war with the Koori.
  • Russia's Tsar, after a second stroke that accelerated the development of his paranoid schizophrenia, is so disillusioned and convinced by the voices in his head that the Italians will attack them as Rome's ally (secretly not admitting he still owed Rome one for the territory and treaty making Circaucasia a Russian "territory"), that he is able to convince the Duma, in a 275-175 vote, to declare war on the Italian nations as a precaution and as a way to "liberate" the Slavic nations from non-Slavic control. Russian militaries do the required duties yada yada yada but want to keep Italy relatively intact, as it is a valued trade partner... The doctors he saw did no good, and hopefully somebody gets rid of this mad king soon...In any case, After hearing an offer of peace and non-hostility from Germany, Russia quickly accepts, not wanting to fight a front so close to home, and given already good relations with Germany, and regardless of how paranoid the Tsar is, he would never be able to convince Russia to go to war with a nation so powerful and close (i.e. able to reach the capital).
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the six new sheikdoms are integrated into the federation. The Federation also begins to increase spice production in the colonies to sell to Europe as the new Levantine deal kicks in. The Federation also negotiates a trading pact with Nuovo Milano.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy as the Caliphate traders bring in European goods and slaves to build up an economic superpower. Emir Ahmed of Medina also requests a marriage with the daughter of the King of the Levant.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military as Baghdad starts organising with the Arabian Federation and Caliphate on protecting the Muslim bloc from unwanted aggression.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as the navy is expanded to protect Kuwaiti shipping in the Arabian sea and Gulf.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the navy is expanded.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands 10,000 sq km south as the southern Sheikdom states expand their territories.

1701

  • The war continues, although no advances are made. Meanwhile in Castille, Juan III arranges his son and Prince of Asturias, Alfonso Yañez de Lara,'s marriage to Inés Manrique de Lara, daughter of Garcia IV Manrique de Lara, Duke of Nájera. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Maputo expands 550 sq km, while a trading post is established near the city of Inhambane, south of Sofala.Loanda expands 500 sq km, Índia expands 200 sq km and in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 4300 sq km.

[6]Kazami location.*The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 2000 sq km, Tojiko expands by 1000 sq km, and Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 700 km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan, with the Mononobe clan beginning to push the Soga clan back. The clean up continues in Japan and Kasodani. Meanwhile, a new colony is established around the circled place on the map shown to the right called Kazami. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko declares neutrality due to the civil war in Tojiko and the continuing clean up from the Tsunami. Miyako Governor Mononobe Yamashiro agrees on the Selk'nam's proposed border offer.

    • Most, if not all of OTL Sofala province is controlled by Portugal.
    • Sorry, but it's hard to compare between the PMII map and other maps. Anyway, I changed it, is it good now?
    • Now this is area controlled by the Rajputs. Anyway, that part between Portugal and China's colonies is still unoccupied.
    • Since it's difficult to try to pinpoint and compare maps, I decided to circle the area where I want my colony.
  • Navajo: Insightful Navajo leaders realize the threat of outside powers and begin uniting the scattered peoples around their original villages and begin insourcing. Many people protest but do not enter any conflict as many Navajo sent to neighboring nations have seen the grandeur of the more advanced ones. Navajo Indians begin a rapid population growth due to excess food and insourcing of local peoples into existing settlements. Major population centers begin to form as the Navajo people begin a cultural revolution. Navajo Nation extend 200 km north and 100 km to the west taking advantage of unoccupied territory
  • Carthage: The city of Carthage holds two very prominent and important marriage ceremonies. One of the Princess of Carthage, Princess Elissa, marries Crown Prince Daniel of Cyrenaica, joining the nations in a Dynastic Union. But also, Prince Marculeus of Carthage marries Prince Danielle of Cyrenaica, thus strenghtening ties. Carthage also continues to strenghten its navy.
  • 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 th Boldeir numbers. Hungarian colony Ubanga expands 1000 km north. Continue sending troops to the war.
  • Duchy of Wallachia: Sends troops.
  • Kuban: Sends troops.
  • Reich Der Rhein: Military, economy and infrastructure are improved. Again asks Brandenburg and Venice for an alliance. Schools continue to be built.  Recruitment increases.
    • Italia agrees to an alliance and asks for assistance in the war against the Koori savages.
    • I believe your nation joined the "Confederation of the Rhine" during your absence. All that means is that you are subordinate to Saxony on some things, like foreign affairs, and you can't attack other member-states, like Saxony. However, as a member-state, you also get a say in what we decide (ie our foreign affairs), so you can send me a message if you do have something to say. Callumthered (talk) 10:57, May 14, 2013 (UTC)
  • Normandy: The year begins as Normandy is embroiled in a war against Orissa and Venice. The troops in the Koori exercise are immediately diverted to Orissa, as well as 900 soldiers and sailors. The rest of the Norman military is stationed in the country, defending from any attacks. The military continues to expand, this time by great meassures as people flock to army barracks and bases looking for recruitment.
    • You're blockaded by the second most powerful navy in the world. Just a friendly neighborhood reminder.
    • You need an algorithm to do that, and I don't care how powerful you are, you STILL need an algorithm (to verify how strong your navy is, and the factors which include chance and development and previous wars, etc...). You also need an algorithm when it comes to land gains, which, by the way, you would have to go through a few other countries to get to Normandy, so I don't see why that doesn't need an algorithm.
    • Yeah, you clearly don't know what reminder means. In case you haven't noticed, the whole war has an algorithm.
    • I actually know what a reminder is, buddy. In fact I have a reminder for you. With a growing coalition on the Koori side, the algorithm is subject to change, and with many of the important fields left still blank, such as economy and chance and prev. wars, (which do matter) AND the results section left blank as well, I don't think you should be even close to my country, let alone invading it and blockading it. 
    • Yea, I don't care. Clearly you don't know how this game works. I can invade whatever the damn hell I want. That doesn't mean I'm going to win. Also, we've been told to leave the algorithm alone until the coalitions are settled.
  •  York: Being a part of the KGC, York is obliged to contribute to the war effort against Orissa and Venice. York begins the effort by sending military supplies to the KGC member nations, and may later send military support.
  • Aquitaine: Military support is sent to the Koori Union. The military is sent to combat zones to fight. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Somali Sultanate: Military buildup, defensive positioning, and manufacturing of supplies and weapons continue. Trade ports are established on the Swahili City-States to help the KGC war effort. 
  • The Mayan Empire continues putting its full weight into the war effort. The Navy is instructed not to do battle with any countries other than Italia and Orissa, to try to keep good faith with Germany, one of their close European allies, and China, a strong Asian trade partner. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues gaining followers. The war machine is cranked into high gear, producing weapons, ammunition, armor, and other wartime necessities. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • China, under contract to protect Orissa and Koori, is in a difficult position. After much debating, China declares that it will honor the contracts, defending the ally that was attacked. China is forced to join the war on Orissa's side. China and her vassals, including Tibet, Formosa and the Shan states, declare war on the Koori Union and the nations assisting it in its war of aggression. A massive Chinese fleet bolsters an already large navy of Malacca, creating a huge defensive system near Singapore.
    • The Russian diplomats in China ask to sign a non-aggression treaty of peace and co-operation between the bordering nations of China and Russia (and to point out that Russia is not engaging Orissa). The Russian Ambassadors in China are given permission to sign a treaty between the Nations of the Russian Realm and China, in small part to ensure that the sparsely-populated Sibiria does not get invaded by the most populous nation on earth, but mostly to not drag Russia into more useless conflict, by the Duma and the Posadnik, as the Tsar slips deeper and deeper into Insanity.
  • The King of Italia is shocked at the sudden declaration of war by what many are calling the Koori savages. The Grand Fleet of Italia, composed of over 300 ships and the largest fleet in the world, lays waste to the Koori coastline and navy, it then retreats to Singapore where it joins with the Chinese fleet. Troops in Nuovo Firenze march into Mayan territory and begin attempts to encircle Lake Nicaragua. They are soon supported by re-inforcements from Nuovo Venexia, Nuovo Treviso and Nya Gyptios. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria defend against Hungary on the Danube River. Greece and Italian forces attack Roman forces around Constantinople and land on the west Roman coast. Italia asks her allies Bavaria, Myanmar and Saxony to assist in defending Italia and her overseas possessions.
    • No algorithm means you can't say that and aid has already arrived. 
    • The largest fleet in the world, with over 300 ships is an almost unstoppable force. Venetian shipmaking would be far superior to anything the Koori's have due to the Venetian arsenals.
    • Already had this discussion with Imp. Until an algorithm is done nothing can be claimed to have happened, no matter what advantage you believe you have.
    • What do you mean, largest? Russia has a rather large fleet with the world's largest ships (Chinese treasure ships optimized for war).
    • You have no right to cross things out, Hail. You are no mod. Also, we have a damn algorithm. Look at the talk page.
      • UMSHM D: We will send a task force, if you promise to help us get our missions back from Ethiopia. 
      • Italia agrees to Saxony's terms and also asks if they can get the Confederation to support Italia and Orissa in this war in return for colonial gains if we are victorious. 
      • Germany also offers aid in this.
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke and his only son die in a freak carriage accident, and the throne passes to his grandson, the two-year-old Eugen II. With no older relatives to serve as regent, the Landtag is faced with an interesting dilemma, and calls an extraordinary session to determine what to do. They decide that the powers of the King-Duke will be exercised by a member of parliament elected by the other members of parliament, to be known as the Hauptminister. One of the newly-empowered parliament's first activities is expressing total disgust and horror that Ethiopia forcibly removed the Magdeburger priests from the Australis Missions, especially as they were under the official protection of Saxony. The SAC expands the African colony the maximum amount possible, and a company forms to try to establish an outpost in the East Indies, but it is still in planning stages.
  • Priatial City of Magdeburg: Cannot believe that it has been forcibly removed from Australis (well, not all of Australis, there's still the mission on the East coast of Arhnem land) by the Ethiopians, the Primate excommunicates Ethiopia from Christianity, and calls for the aborigines (who, by the way, have been taught German, German ways and Catholicism for the past century) not to accept the Ethiopian leadership. 
  • Cyprus, after much debate, chooses not to enter the war in its first year, and instead chooses to expand its army and navy for one more year in preparation for entering the war. Cyprus also focuses on expanding influence in Cyrenaica to combat Carthigian expansion in the area. Prominent Cypriot missionaries are sent into the Cyrenaican desert and into other prominent Cyrenaican cities, befriending chiefs and other prominent members of Cyrenaican society, so while the royal family becomes increasingly pro-Carthigian, the lower classes and desert tribes become increasingly pro-Cypriot. Cypriot colonies around the globe expand, with Nea Lefkosia expanding 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expanding by 1100 sq km and Nea Lemesos expanding by 1100 sq km. 
  • Crete also sends missionaries into Cyrenaica to help the Cypriot missionaries. Crete also expands its army and navy in preparation of the war.
  • Second Roman Empire: We continue massive military and economic buildup. Saxony and Bavaria are offered all of Germany to split between themeselves if they join the Koori Coalition. Rome continues its naval buildup as well and the Roman Navy now has the fourth largest fleet in Europe, and it is growing every day. We continue public education with Latin and Russian being mandatory in the Empire to be known by time of graduation. Also, the second class of graduates from the recently built University of Krizium begins to take positions in the governemnt and other parts of Rome. Roman forces continue to grow outside Constantinople and the seige continues until we get an algorithm.
  • Selk'nam Diplomacy (Main Turn Later): Great Chief Chongat Yagich expresses joy at setting a permanent boundary at the site of his camp (straight-line longitudinal border at 56 degrees West, border will apply to all future expansion on Tierra del Fuego but NOT once we get off the island), Many guanacos are slaughtered for a feast unlike any in Selk'nam history before or since.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as war engulfs the world. Sultan Yazid holds an emergency meeting with the Sheik council to decide how the Federation will act in this war. This emergency Arab war council invites Caliphate, Kuwaiti, Baghdadi, Maldivian and Comchellakan delegates to the war meeting to discuss how the Muslim bloc will act in this war. The meeting sees many different views being expressed, some Yemeni Sheiks want to use the war to seize the rest of Yemen while Ethiopia's backs are turned, Omani Sheiks want to join the Orissan-Italian side to better trade relations, Baghdad wants to help its Roman allies but not get involved in the whole war, Kuwait wants to remain neutral and Caliph Ali also calls for peace. This meeting continues into the following year but the Arabian military is put on stand-by to protect the Muslim bloc members from the war spilling into their home nations.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as Caliph Ali seeks to stop the war from disrupting Arabian trade. Emir Ahmed of Medina travels to the Levant to propose marriage to the daughter of the King of the Levant. Caliph Ali gives blessing to this marriage as he hopes it will bring unity to the Middle east.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military as the Sultan travels to Rome to discuss Baghdad helping to supply the Roman army, though the Sultan decides not to go after he receives vast amounts of pressure from the Arab war council and the rest of the Muslim bloc.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as the navy is expanded to protect Kuwaiti shipping in the Arabian Sea and Gulf.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the navy is expanded to protect the nation from the battling navies of warring nations in the Indian Ocean.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy as the new territories are integrated into the republic and merchants from Comchellak sell weapons and supplies to fleets stopping off in the Republic to fight in the war.
  • DImurats: realizing the consequences of joining the war on the side of the Koori coalition, and upset at the lack of land, the Dimurats enter the war with Orissa, ending relations with Rome and the Koori. The Capital is complete, and military, economy and infrastructure are improved. With the new colleges, along with the new partnership with Orissa, a Hindu population begins to grow, as of now holding 10% of the population.
  • Russian military operations, have, for the time being, thankfully been limited by naval operations and blockades, as so far, no major engagements have been fought. In the meantime, the Posadnik grows increasingly worried about his Tsar, and decides with the duma, to call the first vote of dismissal of the Tsar in a long while ... Russia, with limited military operations, is able to resume implementing economic changes, as the natoin grows tired of needless conflict. The Tsar, hearing the Veche bell ringing, goes into a homicidal rage, and kills his posadnik in front of the Duma, giving his speech. The Duma then holds a special meeting, and removes Vecheslav Romanov from the position of Tsar, after he was detained by guards, and a new posadnik Arkadi Grozinsky taking his place temporarily, as indicated by the emergency powers procedure in the Great Ryad. News of the Veche in Novgorod is spread, and the All-Russias election veche is to be held in early 1702, to elect a new Tsar for Russia. Vecheslav Romanov is tried and found guilty of murder, but because of his schizophrenia, a thing many people believed was otherworldy possession, he is merely sent into exile into Sibiria, with the removal of his nobility and title of Duke of minsk, the title going to his son, Mistislav, marking its begining as a penal colony for Russia. Many Russians are glad to be rid of the Tsar, as his last years is making many people worried. Vecheslav Romanov dies of a stroke in winter, his body is returned to Minsk to his family, where Vecheslav II Romanov "the Mad" will stay for the rest of his days. The New Russian government is making it its top priority to get them and their great allies, Rome out of a war, as for the first time in a long time, the peopel are contemplating inviting a monarch from the outside...(This is an invitation for anybody that wants to be in Personal Union with Russia for the life of their monarch to do so,  including italy, since even though Russia is a great rival, they feel sorry for what the mad Tsar did)
    • The current Italian King offers his second son, who is an innovative leader that has studied for five years at the University of Venice; to enable him to have a proper purpose for his life.
  • France: The military is built up, navy expands and colonies expand at their usual rates: 1500 sq km Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea, and Guiane. While this, the war in Toulouse continues as troops from the French vassal coalition. While this, the Kingdom despite wishing to get involved in the conflict, decides to remain neutral, at least until dealing and finishing with the threat of Toulouse in the southern territories of France, the same is eventually chosen by member states of the French-Burgundian Monarchy as Rhaetia, or Switzerland. The monarchy continues to increase the scholarization of the Kingdom of France in order to allow the population some extent of educational growth. While this, industrialization begins and wine production begins to increase in Lyon, and in the colonies production of sugar begins to increase as many Merchants begin to see it as a profitable business to lead. and the French monarchy agrees on this, as well as fur trade from Erik's Bay. France offers the Russian Tsar a Queen, the Princess Julia - a French noble relative of the Royal family of France.
    • I don't think you undestood my proposal. The Russian Tsar is elected (i.e. royal marriages only last for the life of the Tsar, and after he dies, leave no lasting effect), the position of Tsar is not hereditary, which means that there is no guarantee that the future Russian Tsar and French princess' child will be the Tsar after the current one. What I am offering, is that anybody that wants, can ask me, and I will have the Russian people "vote" them into office, for life, so you will be in personal union with Russia so long as your king/duke/emperor person is alive. Once he dies, the Personal Union is terminated, because Russians don't usually vote a son of a king into office.
  • Rhaetia: The Swiss kingdom is officially renamed Rhaetia, following the French tendency of referring to the Swiss as Rhaetians due to the new growth of the Rhaetian language in the Swiss Alps and Tyrolia. While this, military is built up and Rhaetian continues growing as the main language of the Rhaetian Kingdom.War efforts continue in Toulouse.
  • Occitania: The war efforts continue in Toulouse, the navy expands and the growth of the Occitanian Diocesis begins in a proactive way as the war continues. Military is built up.
  • Tyrolia: The Rhaetian begins to grow inside the country. The war efforts continue along France and Rhaetia against The Toulousians. Military is built up
  • La marche: The aid to France continues as the armies march upon Toulouse. Military is built up.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Chongat Yagich's army sweeps North, aiming to bring peace to the entire island of Selk'nam Yagich. Most tribes join willingliy after Chongat Yagich declares that all chiefs will be made members of a new "Grand Council of the People of the Guanaco and the People of the Fish", which will advise the Great Chief and elect a new Great Chief upon his death. A few tribal chiefs resist, but are quickly brought under control. By the end of the year, the entire island of Selk'nam Yagich west of the Miyako border (OTL Tierra del Fuego east of 56 degrees West longitude) is under Selk'nam control. Chongat Yagich commissions the building of a new settlement on the South Coast, which will serve as the second city of the Haruwin and a center for the fishing industry (site of OTL Puerto Williams, Chile). The new city is to be called "Miyako Yagich" in honor of the agreement with the Japanese to divide the island into only two great haruwin. Through his emissaries to Miyako, the Great Chief hears of the great war between the haruwin across the big water, and declares the war to be a "great fail". Chongat Yagich says, "The Great Chief of Mononobe across the water is wise not to fight for a cause other than peace. The haruwin across the water should stop trying to hunt other haruwins' guanacos and enjoy the bounty of their own herds." Also, the Great Chief thinks the haruwin across the water must be very unhappy to fight each other, and asks if he might send the boy Tuch'huelpe from Ona Yagich and his dancing guanacos that jump through fire - this, he thinks, may make the fighting haruwin happy and not want to hunt the other haruwins' guanacos.
  • Germany continues the war everywhere. A part of the Navy is sent far to former Bone where they dock in preparation to invade the Koori Union. The invasion of the significantly weaker Normans continues as we begin to take some coast. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km and sends troops to invade the Norman colony via Eriksmark. The Mayans are invaded from the Gulf of New Venice (Gulf of Mexico). Vinland expands 900 sq km.
  • Mysore declares support for Orissa and joins forces with its Indian neighbor.
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union remains in a state of total war, with all resources and manpower being dedicated to it. The Koori Yung puts its recruitment campaign into overdrive, and a swathe of new recruits join up, expanding the military.
  • Maori Union: The Maori Union remains in a state of total war, with all resources and manpower being dedicated to it. The Maori Taua puts its recruitment campaign into overdrive, and a swathe of new recruits join up, expanding the military.
  • The United Maharajya continues the war, finally pushing off the Koori from the Maharajya's homelands. They begin to plan heavy naval counter-attacks. A large fleet to go to Antillia is also planned.

1702

The Manchurian Emperor dies childless. The government that forms after his death offers the throne to the Chinese Emperor, officially joining as a Chinese vassal.

  • The war continues, although no advances are made. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Inhambane expands 500 sq km, and Índia expands 400 sq km and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Nheosembé expands 2700 sq km, while São Vicente expands 1500 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1800 sq km, Tojiko expands by 1000 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 700 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Japan and Kasodani.
  • Normandy: In an overwhelming vote, the Royal Council votes to withdraw active forces from the war against Orissa and Venice, and appeal for peace with the Orissa-aligned coalition. However, among the vote the Council agreed to amplify the amounts of supplies sent to the Koori Union and KGC allies. This emergency meeting was called into place due to the public outrage of Normandy's involvement in an unprecedented and somewhat pointless war.
    • The Maharajya does not accept, and a state of war continues to exist between the two nations.
    • As Orissa has rejected, the Germanic Empire refuses to withdraw its invasion forces and begins a strike to the capital of Normandy. If Normandy surrenders to the Germanic Empire, the people will not perish and the country will essentially survive. (This is your last offer. Reject this, and get obliterated. :D Just saying.)
    • Normandy: As the Royal Council clearly stated before, we surrender and appeal for peace with all Orissa-aligned nations.
    • Well then. Germany accepts the surrender as the invader of the Norman lands and calls for Italia and Orissa to accept the German takeover of Normandy. (You can still play though. Just as a vassal.)
    • Funny, you never mentioned this before. Am I suddenly a vassal now out of the blue? If a single Germanic, Orissan or Italian force enters Normandy, war will be restored.
    • I was already invading. You surrendered. I do what I want.
    • To vassalize a nation, that nation has to be contiguous with your own nation. While Normandy may border one of your vassals, I certainly don't border your nation, which is in the rules as a requirment to become a vassal.
      • Diplomatically. This case would be through war. Anyway, even then, Germany can't vassalize Normandy because the score doesn't allow it - unless both agree to it.
      • Why not? When you take all the leaders of the war, and take 15% of their combined pixel count, it's more than enough to take Normandy twice. Not to mention that he surrendered. Not withdrew. Surrendered.
    • Well, then you can be a puppet.
    • Since I withdrew from the war before you decided to spring this surprise vassalization/puppetization, Normandy will not become a vassal or puppet.
    • You clearly SURRENDERED. Do I have to come down to your house, open the page, and scroll up for you? It's right there! To quote:
    • Normandy: As the Royal Council clearly stated before, we surrender and appeal for peace with all Orissa-aligned nations.
    • It wasn't a "surprise" vassalization. You surrendered. Turning back at this point is metagaming. 
    • Well, before I surrendered without knowing you were going to vassalize or puppetize me, I withdrew from the war. Let me quote my first, original post "Normandy In an overwhelming vote, the Royal Council votes to withdraw active forces from the war against Orissa and Venice" Also, according to VonGlusenberg, you can't really do either as I withdrew from the war BEFORE you suddenly decided to control Normandy with your "YOU SURRENDERED" excuse.
    • You still surrendered. Also, YOU said, clearly stated before repeat clearly stated before so if you clearly said you surrendered two words later, you are contradicting yourself. Twice. A double negation makes a positive. Ergo, you have surrendered. Going back on the surrender just because I'm going to vassalize you is metagaming.
    • It still doesn't matter. I withdrew beforehand, and I have a mod to back me up. Also, you can't vassalize me anyway. A.) Our nations aren't contiguous B.) The points were too low for you to vassalize/annex/puppetize. Also, when I said I surrendered, I would end up contradicting the first post where I simply withdrew my forces, so if anything is invalid it's the second post. How can I surrender if I've already withdrawn from the war?
    • Italia offers to accept status quo ante bellum between the two nations. And the points are not too low, the final algorithm scores after the division of the economic and military and adding of the population bonus and colonial bonus gives the Orissa-Italia coalition 40%+
      • Normandy agrees to accepting the status quo before the war and greatly appreciates your offer.The points seemed to be too low for annexation when I withdrew, earlier today.
    • ​As Wales is entering the war, and as Normandy has lands which Wales desires, I propose that Brittany is given to Wales. Bretons and Welsh are very similar, and many Welsh have fled to Brittany when times got tough in Wales. This is considered a Welsh homeland, and we want it. Along with Conrwall and homeland Wales, Brittany is the most important Welsh region.
  • The Mayan Empire pulls out of the war, stating the reason that they have too many allies on the opposing side, and they wish to protect the safety of their own people. All Mayan troops are recalled to escort Italian troops out of Mayan territory. Formal apologies are issued to Germany and China, and reconstruction begins. The Empire does not feel like withdrawing from the war was an easy choice, but it was necessary to secure the future of the Empire. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues gaining followers. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
    • Really? That makes two. This metagaming is too much.
    • It's not metagaming, it's just that we were expecting a different algorithm results. We had no discussion about this at all.
    • Italia does not accept this result and continues attacking the Mayans.
    • Does that mean its a new war, if they withdraw and you continueing attacking G greg e (talk)
    • I have no idea. There is no precedent for this... Scandinator (talk)
    • 'If players withdraw from the war, then all they can lose is war reparations. Unless you manage to convince them into giving you something else and they agree as well.' - Von. I can withdraw, and you have to accept. CourageousLife (talk)
  • Ethiopia continues to expand, increasing its borders 10,000 km south toward Kitara. The military and economy of the Empire are expanded. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km. The Ethiopian populations in the vassals continue, and the promotion of building large Ethiopian families begins in Adal, Warsangali, and north Ethiopia (Sudan). The colony of Borona is expanded by 250 km and the colony of Koräbta Däset expanded by 250 km. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 1500 km. The development of the imperial port cities begins with Manila, Massawa and Mombasa begins. Construction on hundreds of resevoirs throughout Ethiopia begin with the aid of Orissan engineers.
  • Somali Sultanate: Somali soldiers begin a withdrawal from the Ethiopian border but are still on alert. Factories are beginning to be converted into steel. Centralization and development of infrastructure begins once again.
  • France: The military is built up. The navy expands and the war continues. Colonies expand at usual rates.
  • Rhaetia: The military is built up, war continues.
  • Tyrol: The military is built up, war continues.
  • Occitania: The military is built up, war continues.
  • Lorraine: The military is built up, war continues.
  • La marche: The military is built up, war continues.
  • Venice accepts Normandy's terms of peace stating that we have no quarrel with your nation. However, to the Mayans who have repeatedly shut down and deported Italian outposts, we give them no mercy and ramage across the Southern Mayan States, demanding the ceding of everything south of OTL Hounduras and El Salvador. The Grand Fleet descends off the Koori Union and lands thousands of skilled Siamese and Malaccan troops which then defeat the Koori armies. Vanudonia and the Solomons are bombarded into submission while in Europe, Pest is captured along with the Romanian coastline. The seige of Constantinople is broken with the invading forces crushed, landing forces in Western Rome rapidly move along the coastline and across the Black Sea. Cyprus is offered Southern Rome is they join our coalition.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: The Haruwin is unified and calm. Population explodes due to improvements brought on by the increasing use of iron tools in agriculture and plentiful fish catches enabled by the great iron canoes. The iron mine near Ona Yagich becomes more advanced as more and more iron tools are introduced, while fortifications are constructed around the booming new fishing port of Miyako Yagich. The boy Tuch'huelpe expands his trained guanaco act to include serveral acrobats that he has trained himself to stand on the back of galloping guanacos. So many people flock to see the show that a stone amphitheatre is built in Ona Yagich for his use. Tuch'huelpe becomes rich in the pelts of many guanacos and is rumored to have become a favorite of the Great Chief Chongat Yagich himself!
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech-Pasai expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. The emissaries in Iceland continue to work.
  • Myanmar: With China, its master nation and Italia, its ally joining the war, Myanmar is forced to join the war on Orissa's side. A navy of 50 ships, modeled after Chinese and Italia war ships, were sent. On the other hand, it asks Italia and China to do something to stop the trade monopoly done by Koori Trading Company, it advises its allies to begin a new trade company, named the Prosperity Trading Company, and urges all allies to sell most of their goods to the newly formed PTC instead of the KTC. Trade vessels are built quickly, now with skilled ship builders from the universities. Muskets are given to the soldiers, as well as cannons and they were taught how to use them. Italian muskets are studied and firearm experts in the university are figuring out how to make them, as well as mass-manufacture them, since it can decrease the costs of arming the army. They are now thinking of using the River Mali as a large conveyor belt, joining factories and mines together. The navy is sent to Singapore, where it is given control to the Chinese fleet.
  • Wales decides to declare war on York and Normandy, therefore entering the greater global conflict. King Gavin III had debated all of last year, and on Jnauary 1, 1702 declared war on York, followed immediately by war with Normandy. This will undoubtedly lead to entrance into the global conflict. We reaffirm our alliance with Venice and Brandenburg by putting some of our troops over with them to fight Rome and Russia, respectively. Our unit stationed in Madagascar, which went to the joint exercise and then to our colony in Aber Dinas, prepares fro an invasion from the Koori, so gets everything ready. They are ready to invade when Orissa gives the ok. War sentiment is really positive, as most Welsh see this as a way to expand into Norman and Yorkish lands that they desire.
  • Scotland, Ulster, Lincoln, Cornwall and Connacht all declare war on Normandy and York, entering them into the Great War also. While they personally do not stand to gain much, they will be considered higher level vassals than the newly annexed regions, so it is in their interests greatly, also.
  • WTC expands the colonies of Caer Anial by three thousand sq km and Aber Dinas by 200 sq km. We begin a policy of raiding the Norman colony on Madagascar, effectively shutting down all trade. WTC forces, different from the Welsh army, begina an attack on the Norman holding, making some progress and capturing one thousand sq miles of land, most uninhabited or sparsely populated.
  • UMSHM: The Chief Minister and the parliament sends off the expeditionary force to fight with Italia and Brandenburg against the Kooris and their allies. The other states of the Confederation of the Rhine also send a force to assist. The African colony expands as much as possible.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The missionaries in the small untouched mission in Eastern Arhnem Land continue converting aborigines, and aboriginal priests sneak into Ethiopian-occupied Saint Thomas (Darwin) and conduct services and stir up the population against the Ethiopian invaders. Saint Boniface mission continues operating as well, despite the Ethiopian presence in the region. There are hopes of a mission in the Aru islands of the East Indies in the future, to ensure a continued presence in the Australisian 
  • United Kingdom of Rome and Persia: The SRE is ended and the nation reformed into the United Kingdom of Rome and Persia after thousands of people storm the castle and force the Emperor to abdicate. The Roman side of the Bosphorus Straits is ceded to Cyprus as well as much of Anatolia, as the people don't want it going to Venice. Russia is also given the Black Sea coast and Azerbaijan and Georgia. The nations of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Quoyunlu, Tehran, Georgia, Persia, and Turkey had all been directly annexed into the Kingdom before the Emperor was forced to abdicate. Hence the United Kingdom of R and P. The United Kingdom asks for peace with the powers and offers to let them use UK ports for free for the next 150 years and to pay reparations to them. All operations against the Powers are ceased and all forces from overseas withdrawn back home. The UK asks for mercy from Italia. The UK government then makes Kings elected by the National Assembly, making the Kings subject ot the will of the people and the National Assembly.
    • So, basically, you are borrowing the Russian system.
    • Italia demands the Aegean and Black Sea coastlines and what was Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijian as compensation of the backstabbing of an ally. Scandinator (talk) 13:58, May 15, 2013 (UTC)
    • Rome setates those have been cede to other powers.
      • How about you don't give them the only route from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean...I don't want them controlling the Bosphorus and Gibraltar!!!!!
      • Oh sorry, didn't you see Russia? I gave the straits and lots of other land to Cyprus and you before I sent the surrender :D
      • Can the Dimurats please have some of the Caucaus region for a border with the Black Sea? Yay an Edit conflict (talk) 19:23, May 15, 2013 (UTC)
  • Cyprus decides to stay out of the war, and declares complete neutrality. Cyprus expands its army and navy, and accepts the offer of the Mayan Empire. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. 
  • Dimurats: Military, Infrastructure, and Economy are improved. The Hindu population continues to increase The Sultan lays a Claim to Armenia, and asks the Romans to kindly give it to them! War continues.
  • York: York declares war on Wales, and the land army heavily fortifies both sides of the border as King Richardmakes an appeal to all members of the KGC to send supplies and military support to York.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as war engulfs the world and the federation starts selling weapons and supplies to both sides. Sultan Yazid leads the emergency Arab war council in declaring neutrality. The council then meets up later in the year to sign and form a new alliance: the Muslim bloc. The Muslim bloc is comprised of the Arabian Federation, Caliphate, Sultanate of Kuwait, Sultanate of Baghdad, Sultanate of Maldives and the Republic of Comchellak. The Muslim bloc also offers membership into the alliance/bloc to other Islamic nations such as the Dimurats and Somali Sultanate.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military as Caliph Ali seeks to stop the war from disrupting Arabian trade. Emir Ahmed of Medina arrives in the Levant to propose marriage to the daughter of the King of the Levant.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military as the Sultan sees his military being one of the weakest in the Muslim bloc.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as the Sultan sees his military being one of the weakest in the Muslim bloc. 
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the navy is expanded to protect the nation from the battling navies of warring nations in the Indian Ocean.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its economy as the new territories are integrated into the republic.
  • Many Pike Road projects are completed at a good pace. Huge school building projects also continue, to get the whole nation under one education system. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC settles into war mode, and all ships available are used to help the Navy and to bolster its strength. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. More convert. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. After a huge push, the Koori and their allies are quickly kicked off their beachhead in the last year. The Raja orders the destruction of enemy ships in one decisive battle. Luring the enemy ships into a trap, they are destroyed in one battle. As a result, the Raja orders his Navy to divide and attack multiple targets at one time. They use Cubu and the Italian colony on Papua as stopovers, and invade the Koori mainland in revenge. Another section of the fleet docks at Caledonia, before continuing on to invade the Mayans. Its colonies are layed seige, and are invaded. Rapid progress against the Mayan is soon made. The Mayan Navy tries to counterattack, yet is inflicted heavy damage in the following battles. With the tide turning hugely in favor of the Maharajya, an offensive is planned which will knock the enemies out once and for all... 
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Mataram continues to grow closer to Brunei. Mataram's armies are successful in aiding the Maharajya, and kicking out the enemy forces in Allied waters.
  • Russia works on its military, as the Italian king's son is elected Tsar in part because of Russian guilt for the actions of Vechslav is made. He is crowned with the appropriate titles, and signs the great Ryad and a personal ryad ensuring that he will not meddle with religious or social policy, try to convert Russia, etc. The Russian Patriarch agrees as there are relatively little powers bestowed unto the Tsar and whatnot. So, for the rest of this Italian prince's life, he is now the Tsar of Russia and Italy is effectively in Personal Union with Russia until said prince's death. In any case, the Duma keeps its interim posadnik that was appointed by the Tsar. 
  • Koori Union: The Koori Union, realising their stupidity and fury have brought nothing but pain to themselves and their allies, withdraws from the war, and offers substantial war reparations to The Powers. Any nations that remain a part of The Coalition are urged to give up the war drive.
  • Maori Union: The Maori Union, realising their stupidity and fury have brought nothing but pain to themselves and their allies, withdraws from the war, and offers substantial war reparations to The Powers. Any nations that remain a part of The Coalition are urged to give up the war drive.

1703

An earthquake happens on Central Italy, being stronger around the city of L'Aquila.

The Great Storm of 1703, an Atlantic hurricane, ravages southern England, Normandy and the English Channel, killing nearly 8000, mostly at sea though.

  • The war continues, although no advances are made. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Inhambane expands 400 sq km, and Índia expands 400 sq km and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2800 sq km, while Rio Grande expands 1400 sq km.
  • 'Normandy: The Royal Council votes to cede off the provinces of Brest et Quimper and Vannes to Wales. Normandy would also also like a part in brokering peace deals between Wales and York, seeing the unification of Albion as a peaceful event without the cause of war. Normandy also requests Venice to assist in brokering peace talks with Wales and other UMC nations. '[7]Also, because of the violent hurricane, thousands of Norman sailors were killed at sea, and many were also killed along the shores of Contentin and Bayeaux. 80 Breton nationalists/terrorists were also killed in Quimper as the storm swept through the city and destroyed a prominent Breton salon.[8]
    • OI! You just deleted a mod post when you posted that map. Make sure it doesn't happen again! >:| ~Von.
    • Sorry! 
    • All is forgiven, though do mention something in your post about the storm or else I un-forgive you. LOL.
    • We consider Rennes to be the center of Brittany. If Rennes is not given to Wales, I am sorry, but we cannot accept. This internal war within Normandy will keep on raging, as well as our invasion and attacks. We request Brest, Vannes, and Rennes. This is a small price to pay for peace and security, as we will agree to 100 Years of Peace. Also, give us your Madagascar colony, please.
    • Normandy reluctantly cedes Rennes to Wales. The small, economically insignificant colony will be ceded off ONLY if Wales agrees to 200 years of peace.
    •  The Yorkish government will cede Wales the western half of York, in order to connect the two spheres of Albion (Wales and Scotland).
    • Wales: The following map is an acceptable peace agreement, and 150 years of peace with Normandy and the Madagascar colony.
    • Normandy thanks for your co-operation.
  • ​United Kingdom of Rome and Persia: The United Kingdom builds up its military and the ruler of Armenia, Julius III, takes the throne. Work on infrastructure and fortifying the Persian Gulf ports continues while the National Assembly is officially renamed the Roma, with delegates from all over the United Kingdom being part of it. The Roma begins passing laws, ordering no alliance or trade with the Koori or Maori Union, and the UK ships and guns cannot be produced anywhere except the UK or Arabia. United Kingdom troops begin being called collectively as Romersian, as to combine the name of Rome and Persia. We send aid to the Normans to rebuild. TheLeague of Nations formed, with it being a purely defensive alliance of nations.
    • Normandy thanks the Roman government for their kind generosity and effort. Unfortunately, as many of the chocolate lakes and mountains in Normandy had been destroyed during the hurricane, Rome may have to expect a delayed shipment of 'thank-you' chocolate.
    • UK Diplomacy: We invite Normandy, Aquitane, France, the Maya,and Carthage to join the League of Nations, a defensive only alliance to protect against other nations imperialism. This is DEFENSIVE ONLY alliance, and any members launching offensive wars will be removed from the League.
      • The Mayan Empire wishes to wait several years before entering into any new alliances
      • Normandy wishes to observe for at least ten years before entering the League.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1800 sq km, Tojiko expands by 1000 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 700 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Japan and Kasodani.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Apache. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Miskito Kingdom and the Apache. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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 Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam continues to see its population increase as the land is now dotted with herds upon herds of domesticated guanaco (which are now starting to look more like domestic llamas), Ona Yagich, with its stone buildings and fortifications, has become a proper city as the population leaves the countryside, while the scattered fisher tribes of the South flock to Miyako Yagich as it becomes a fishing port filled with iron-ribbed canoes and large fishing nets. The guanacos have been bred to be woolier, and their hair is being made into cloth rather than worn as raw pelts. Chongat Yagich announces that his 15-year old daughter Yu'arik'nam will be betrothed to Tuch'huelpe, whose dancing guanacos who jump through fire have made him the second most successful man in Ona Yagich after the Great Chief himself - as he has used his profits to buy much land and many guanacos outside the city. Some on the Great Council are mortified that the daughter of the Great Chief would be married off to a common charmer of guanacos, but Chongat Yagich insists on the union and a royal wedding is planned. Finally, the fishing boat builders at Miyako Yagich build a giant canoe that they plan to use to fish farther out on the ocean. The giant boat is launched with a crew of thirty, with no destination mentioned to the public - it is assumed that it will be merely a fishing trip - and when the boat fails to return after three days, the population assumes that it has sunk. Some time later it arrives back, coming from the other direction, having completed the Selk'nam's first nonstop circumnavigation of the island.
  • Germany is infuriated due to so many nations pulling out of the great war and the Reichstag establishes that Normandy, Rome, the Mayan Empire, and anyone else that has pulled out or will pull out from the war is undeserving of their land and sovereignty. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km. Eriksmark expands 900 sq km towards the Norman colony. The power of the bourgeosie expands due to the war and a power vacuum being created between the government and the peasant classes. The school system expands. Germany takes control of the Persian coast.
    • On the contrary, it is because we wanted to retain our sovereignty that we made the smart choice.
    • On the contrary, it is metagaming because you don't realize halfway through a war that you're fighting the four most powerful nations in the world. Either you don't join the war, or you fight it out.
    • I was RPing. Besides, it's not like it's not been done before. Italy pulled out of two wars OTL.
    • Yes, OTL. Not a map game where the algorithm is used. 
    • Scraw, you're my friend, and I don't want to argue. Could you just leave me be?
    • OK.
    • We request you to recognize Normandy's withrawal. We have reconciled with them, and they were primarily our enemy. Thanks, Reximus55 (talk)
    • No. ~ Enraged Kaiser
  • The Chinese Crimson Fleet establishes a perimeter around the Koori islands. Maori is blockaded, as is the area of water between Maori and Koori. Any ships entering or exiting these waters will be captured, with their crews detained. Meanwhile, the emperor, encouraging all sides, especially Eastern nations, to fight honorably, states "Asians don't pull out." The faux pas, unintentional at the time, becomes the center of ridicule among Europeans and Asians alike. This encourages General Tsao of the Crimson Fleet to paint the phrase on his flagship's hull.
    • The Germans join the Chinese against the Koori.
  • Italian troops occupy much of the Southern Mayan States and coastal Anatolia, refusing to acknowlege their surrending and the gifting of lands to other nations. Meanwhile in Australis, much of the Koori Union is under Italian control with the Maori Union coastline under attack by Italian landing crews. In Europe, Bucharest is captured and Wallachia is conquered by victorious Yugoslav and Bulgarian troops, the remainder of the Hungarian Empire crumbles to Italia. Aid is sent to the earthquake zone where the latest infrastructure has protected more buildings from collapsing compared to previous earthquakes.
    • The Mayan Empire is prepared to cede the Miskito Kingdom in exchange for a 50-year peace agreement.
    • Italia relectantly agrees and annexes the Miskito Kingdom to Nuovo Firenze.
    • Germany also continues warfare in Anatolia and prepares to invade Persian areas.
    • All right, I don't believe that you can take the Kuban so easily, or even at all, without making a different war algorithm. Because Kuban is not contiguous to Hungary, of which it is supposed to be a vassal, and Kuban was diplo-vassilized, which, if I recall, is only possible if the nations are contiguous...although I could be wrong, This is more of a Hungary can't own Kuban. Therefore Kuban does not need to surrender and can't be part of the war-type thing more than anything...
      • ​No problems. 
    • OK Scan, you and Rome are having peace talks, and you're occupying other nations territory who are neutral, as large chunks of Anatolia and Azerbaijan and Armenia and Georgia have gone to Cyprus. Here are the borders: [9]The territories in Cyprus's color and Russia's color have already been legally given to those nations, the Venetian territory is our offer for peace.
  • France: The military is built up and navy expands colonies expand 1500 sq km both Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brazil and Erik's Bay and Guiane and La Riviere expands at 1000 sq km. School system grows and the war is over, Toulouse is asked to either become a vassal of France or to face another future war.
  • Lorraine: Military is built up.
  • Rhaetia: Military is built up.
  • Occitania: Military is built up.
  • Tyrol: Military is built up.
  • La Marche: Military is built up.
  • Aquitaine: King Peire and his wife have a son named Joan. An alliance and trade pact is sent to Rome. Defense is focused on more, and Bordeaux is modernized further. King Peire plans to travel around Europe next year to see all the technological advances that he has heard of. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Myanmar: PTC continues to prosper as trade agreements are sent to all KTC members, except for those that have joined the Koori Union in its war of aggression. The navy in Singapore continues bombing Koori ships. Asks China if Myanmar can have the colony in OTL Seattle, since that Manchuria has joined China as a vassal. A whole fleet is sent to OTL Prince Rupert's Land to build a colony.
  • UMSHM: The Chief Minister and the Parliament agree to another small force joining the Koori War. The parliament passes legislation lowering fees to the public Preparatory Schools. The SAC Regiment expands Saxon West Africa by their yearly maximum and they are quickly followed by SAC traders and HWMO missionaries.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Saint Boniface continues to operate and aboriginal priests continue to try to stir up rebellion in the Ethiopian-occupied missions.
  • Wales, who has defeated Normandy, agrees to a peace agreement that arranges Brittany to be transfered to the Welsh Kingdom. The new government of Brittany is decided to be democratic, seeing that any monarch would be fiercely independent, and that a democracy can be manipulated better through mass propaganda. The Republic of Brittany, made up of Brest, Vannes, and Rennes provinces, is officially formed. Meanwhile, Lewis Pugh has been arranging with the heir to Munster the possibility of becoming a Welsh vassal, pointing north to the King of Ulster who is much better off now that he is a Welsh vassal. With his expected ascension to the throne next year, this is a good lead. Then, a hurricane strikes the coastline and trade is greatly disorganized. The WTC is grounded for the remainder of the year, and massive economic reprecussions are felt. A lot of money is put into restoring Welsh, Cornish, and Breton ports, and they are still far from completely restored.
  • Treaty of Nantes (Peace Between Wales and Normandy)
  1. Brittany will be given to Wales.
  2. All Bretons will be considered "free people" and be offered the ability to take refuge in Brittany.
  3. The Norman Madagascar Colony is to be given to Wales.
  4. Normandy will not support York in their war, or in any other way hinder Alban Unification.
  5. Normandy and Wales are to not go to war for 150 years, unless by breach of this treaty.
  6. If any breach of this treaty occurs, the offender must cede either: Contenin and Alenc, or Rennes.
    1. Signed:
      1. Reximus55 (talk), Wales
      2. Cookiedamage (talk) 19:25, May 16, 2013 (UTC),Normandy
    2. Witnesses
      1. (Note: You are willing to back up the side which had been offended in breach of treaty, ie Sine dei Gloriem/Willster22)
      2. DS|Fear the Mutated Dean Sims Bomb, Fear It 23:17, May 16, 2013 (UTC)
  • Cornwall: Continues sending troops to fight the Yorkish men to the north, and then worked to repair their docks.
  • Lincoln: is really close to the epicenter of fighting in York, and is closely impacted. After the Storm, their ports are used to their maximum.
  • Scotland: sends some of the most dedicated troops to the south to invade York. After the storm, the WTC relocates their headquarters to Edinburgh to attempt to continue their trade and colonilization efforts.
  • Ulster and Connacht: send troops to fight in York, and use their port at Galway to house some WTC ships.
  • The WTC, after being severely crippled, worked out of other ports. With the acquisition of Norman Madagascar, it is added to Caer Anial, as well as three thousand sq km. Aber Dinas expands by 200 sq km.
    • Wales: The King has three younger sisters. They are all eligible for marriage. They are 25 (Anna), 23 (Becca), and 21 (Megan).
      • Portugal is interested in arranging a marriage for Nuno, grandson of Afonso XI, with the youngest one.
  • Prussia: Military is built up 50,000 men we declare war on Wales and its allies. We ask support from Russia and Rome.
    • Wales: Why are you attacking us? Also, I don't think 50,000 men is reasonable. Russia and Rome have both withdrawn from the greater conflict, and we ask them to stay out of this. Wales is in no way responsible for the greater war, we are simply defending our allies by keeping their enemies busy and tied up at their home front, instead of invading Venice/Brandenburg.
      • He must be trying to get at Brandenburg indirectly.
      • Guys, I didn't post. It was my cousin. I had my account left open, sorry. rex
  • Cyprus continues to develop its economy and expands its colonies. Cyprus continues to expand influence in not only Cypriot-held Cyrenaica but also Carthigian-influenced Cyrenaica. Missionaries are sent and in general the living qualities of Cyrenaica, in both Cypriot and Carthigian areas, are improved. This sways the peasant population further to a pro-Cypriot position. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. Aid is sent to the area affected by the hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Crete: Also expands its economy, and exports olives and other products to surrounding countries. Missionaries and aid are sent to the area affected by the hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Wales: Graciously accepts your aid, which will be directly used to pay the families of those who lost their lives at sea. We also will use it to rebuild homes along our coast. We are currently also Christian, so your missionaries would be better off elsewhere, however.
  • Ethiopian: forces occupy most of Persia and some parts of the Koori Union, and begin enforcing Ethiopian laws and trade systems in the new territories. The Koori territories in New Zealand are annexed by Ethiopia as a vassal. Troops are sent to the new territories to begin the next push on Rome itself. The territory of the Empire proper is expanded by 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara. The military and economy are also expanded. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each. The development of reservoirs throughout the Empire continues with Orissan aid, and the expansion of the Ethiopian population throughout the vassals continues with the births of tens of thousands of Ethiopian children. The development of the Sudan region in north Ethiopia continues with the expansion of the education system there and the development of facilities such as libraries, hospitals, and other important functions not found there before.
    • That's an Italian colony on the Horn of Africa....
    • Sorry, I keep getting Italia and Rome mixed up. I think that matter should be resolved. Maybe with Dean perhaps choosing the name Byzantium instead of Rome, which makes a lot more sense for everyone's sake? ~Viva
      • Both names don't make sense because he doesn't control Constantinople nor Rome.
  • Carthage continues to build up its navy. The Royal family of Carthage and Cyrencia reach out to Cyprus as well as Venice asking if they can create a union of some sort. Carthage officials withdraw any forces from all conflicts and foreign areas. 
  • Cyrencia also begins to improve its ties with its people, giving them more rights and creating public areas to improve their social quality and improve morale and relations.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech-Pasai expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. The emissaries in Iceland continue to work.
  • The Lithuanian Grand Duke passes away and his son is crowned Sigismund III. He declares neutrality in the Koori War. Grand Duke Sigismund, nervous about being surrounded by powerful nations, begins the construction of major border fortifications.
  • Huge school building projects continue, to get the whole nation under one education system. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues to use its ships to aid the Navy as well as support it in some confrontations. The Officer class of the SOC come into play once again, helping guide formations and attacks on the enemy and raid their ships. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. More convert. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. After a huge push, the Koori and their allies are quickly kicked off their beachhead in the last year. Gains are quickly made against the Koori, with the offensive against its capital. The country does not recognise the Koori withdrawal and continue the war. The Mayan colonies see much Maharajya victories as more and more of the colonies come under the administration of the Maharajya. Troops are also landed into Persia to help Ethiopian troops and conquer land.
    • I already made peace with the Powers. Read my response to Italy's post.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Mataram continues to grow closer to Brunei. Mataram's armies are successful in aiding the Maharajya, and kicking out the enemy forces in Allied waters.
  • The title "Defender of the Caucasus" is added to the list of titles of the Tsar. In any case, military development happens, and preparation for war on the Caucasian nations happens, wars that Russia may be less inclined to view as pointless. More ships are built to replace the few that were lost at sea in the past.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km as well.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its infrastructure after Caliph Ali allows the creation of Turnpike Roads. Emir Ahmed of Medina marries the daughter of the King of the Levant, which joins the Levant and Caliphate together in a dynastic union.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its infrastructure after the Sultan orders a new system of roads to be built to better serve land trade routes through his country and the rest of the Middle east.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as the Sultan sees his military being one of the weakest in the Muslim bloc.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the navy is expanded to protect the nation from the battling navies of warring nations in the Indian Ocean.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its infrastructure as the new territories are integrated into the republic.

1704

  • Portugal, Navarra, Granada, León, Castille and Aragon prepare their militaries, as the war against Toulouse ends. Meanwhile in Castille, Inés Manrique de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Inés. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Inhambane expands 400 sq km, and Índia expands 400 sq km. Meanwhile, the Granadan colony of *New Tunis* expands by 200 sq km. and in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2000 sq km, while Pará expands 2200 sq km. Meanwhile, again, with Afonso XI intending to find a wife for his grandson Nuno Anes de Lara, Portugal offers a royal marriage proposal to Wales again.
  • York proposes a vassalization offer to Wales, citing this deal would only be for the betterment of the entire Albion realm, and will only create stability on the island. King Richard is willing to pledge loyalty and become Duke Richard.
    • Wales accepts graciously. York will be integrated into the new Kingdom of England, which will be made up of all the Anglo-Saxons from Alban.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1800 sq km, Tojiko expands by 1000 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 700 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Japan and Kasodani. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko asks China if he could purchase the southern half of Sakhalin Island from Manchuria.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: Accepted.
  • Normandy: The military expands in Normandy as great amounts of men and women enlist in the military. Norman troops evacuate Brittany and Madagascar as the sovereignty of both realms is handed over to Wales. Queen Adela's popularity drops immeasurably as the effects of war begin to set in. In other news, the Hudson Bay and Alaskan colony expand by 350 sq km.
  • [10]The territories in Cyprus's color and Russia's color have already been legally given to those nations, the Venetian territory is our offer for peace.United Kingdom of Anatolia and Persia: The UK of Rome and Persia, seeing the confusion between Italia and Rome namewise, changes its name to the United Kingdom of Anatolia and Persia, or UKAP, as it fixes the problems of name confusion. Rome will now be known as Anatolia. Also, with the knowledge of defeat thousands begin moving into the Persian portion of the UK to continue their Latin traditions and most of these peoples families follow as well, leading to what is called the Great Migration from Anatolia into the remainng parts of the UK. The families of the army begin to migrate into the eastern parts of the country as well, making the population of Anatolia drop dramatically and the eastern parts of the coiuntry spike in population, and a resettlement program begins to properly resettle the people. The UKAP continues building up its military and the like and the following borders are once again offered to Italia as peace terms:
    • You're still recognized as at war by Germany, India, Italy, and Ethiopia.
    • I'm offering them terms time and time again and giving them everything I can.
    • Germany would like to request/demand some land in Persia connecting to the coast, as we are occupying the Persian coast and moving inland from there.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km as well. The Federation also starts selling cheap spices to Europe thanks to the reduced taxes caused by the dynastic union between the Caliphate and Levant.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its infrastructure as the creation of Turnpike Roads continues. Emir Ahmed of Medina returns home with his new wife, the daughter of the King of the Levant, Mary, and she is welcomed by a big parade. The new couple then meet Caliph Ali to be blessed. Caliph Ali uses this marriage as a symbol of the new peacefulness of Islam and the high tolerance of Arabian society. Though there are murmurs of disapproval between strict Muslim families, the majority of people are happy and hope peace has finally come to the Middle East.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its infrastructure as the new road network is built. The Sultan of Baghdad returns home from the marriage of Emir Ahmed and Princess Mary; and he uses his new found friendship with the Levantine King to open a new trade route from Baghdad to the Levantine port of Beirut.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its navy as the Sultan seeks to help the Arabian Federation protect the Gulf from enemy ships and also has dreams to start Kuwait's own colonial Empire.
  • The Maldives builds up its infrastructure to establish a new free government-funded system of ferries between the islands of the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands 10,000 sq km south after the southern Sheikdoms decide to expand more. This creates some resentment as the rest of Comchellak don't want these Sheiks causing a war over their over-expansionism. The Sheik council pass a new act forbidding expansion unless it is agreed to by the Sheik council. This creates unrest with the Southern Sheikdoms, and talks of rebellion start to circulate.
    • Wales, who maintains the other one-half of the island, request that no new expansion on Comchellak (or Caer Anial) occurs on behalf of the Republic of Comchellak.We are upset by the expansion in lands that are currently contested.
  • Mali: King Asbani IV rises to the Malian throne. The economy expands. Immediately upon rising to the throne, Asbani sends his three daughters, Ibana, Dina-Mariam and Elata, to the nations of Mossi, Gabu and Wolof. In two months, the nation of Gabu accepts the marriage offer, and the next week the nation of Mossi accepts the offer. In just weeks after the that, Wolof accepts the offer in November. In one year, the three kingdoms become royally linked with Mali.
  • C'est implausible.
    • Oui, donc il sera barré pour implausibilité
  • Germany remains in a state of paused warfare. However, the Navy continues raids on the Koori and seizes the northern coast. A new Von Bismarkk's Land is declared there. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km. Vinland expands 1500 sq km towards Iceland along the coast of Greenland. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km towards the Norman colony. We also offer the two southern kingdoms of Ireland protection under the German crown to prevent takeover by Wales. This is done discreetly. (RNG please. Any mod.) Prussia is invited to join the Germanic Empire for the greater good of the German people. We also close a land deal with the UKAP and begin to pull out of their territory. All forces are being diverted now to the Koori Union. After decades of work, Mysore forces Travancore into vassalization.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: The great royal wedding between Princess Yu'arik'nam and the entrepreneur Tuch'huelpe takes place amid mauch fanfare. Delegations from all over the Haruwin flock to Ona Yagich for the event, and tiny iron sculptures of the happy couple are distributed among the people. A great procession winds through the streets of the city, led by Tuchhuelpe's acrobats and dancing guanacos. Great Chief Chongat Yagich announces that Prince Consort Tuch'huelpe will become the most powerful non-royal in the kingdom, behind only the Great Chief and his eldest son (recently returned from his education in Japanese Miyako). It had been announced that a great metal statue of the couple would be unveiled to announce the occasion. (There are already such iron statues of other royals). At the end of the ceremony, the statue, which had been covered awaiting its unveiling, is uncovered in the main square of Ona Yagich. The statue is indeed iron - but the faces are plated in pure gold.
    • Several weeks before the wedding, a secret message is sent to Miyako announcing that a vein of gold has been discovered at the Ona Yagich iron mine. Chongat Yagich offers the Mononobe Shogunate one quarter of the produce of the mine - both gold and iron - if the Mononobe will transform the mine to modern standards and assist in its protection.
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko agrees to transform the mine to modern standards and will also assist its protection.
  • China's fleets surround Maori and continue their blockade of Koori. Troops pour into Maori, meaning to replace the government with a more suitable model.
    • Ethiopia already sent troops to New Zealand in the last turn.  I even annexed it as a vassal as part of my gains from the war. ~Viva
    • Not only did you annex it three turns into the war, which is objectionable, China's been focusing especially on Maori and Koori during the war, fighting it since the beginning and using its power solely on Koori and Maori while your troops are divided. What would Ethiopia want with it anyway?
  • Carthage royalty gives birth to two more twins. Carthaginian and Cyrencian royalty appeal to the people of Cyrencia and continue to create more public areas and give lavish gifts of land for farming and helping raise many of the poor to middle class. 
  • Cyrenica: Continues efforts with Carthage to improve relations and lives of its subjects. The remaining daughters of Cyrenican royalty are offered up to the Venician and/or Cypriot royal families. 
  • Ethiopia: Continues to expand its territories, increasing its borders 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara. The colony of Borona is expanded by 250 km, and the colony of Yawah Wajab is expanded by 1750 km. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Maynila are expanded by 10,000 km each. The development of education in northern Ethiopia (Sudan) continues, withh the population learning more of the Empire, and being encouraged to speak Amharic. The population of Adal is largely considered Ethiopian, with most of the former Muslim Adalese population depopulated as a result of previous wars with Ethiopia and a sustained attempt to weaken the non-Ethiopian population in Adal. The Ethiopian population in Maynila accounts for nearly a third of the total population, while 15% of the population in Khmer Koch is of Ethiopian descent.
  • UMSHM: The SAC expands their holdings in Africa to the maximum extent. Thanks to the law lowering entry fees to state-run preparatory schools, students from lower middle-class backgrounds can have a better education and attend university. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: A mission is set up in the Aru Islands, and contact is made with the locals. The Primate hopes that the new mission will serve as a new centre for Catholic missionary activity in the region.
  •  Wales vasalizs York at King Richard's request. In the war, all military forces are gathered at Aber Dinas (including forces that trained with the Koori) and then launch an attack on OTL Tasmania. The Koori are kicked out of this island, as well as the other small surrounding islands. The long-term plan for the new nation is to create one Kingdom of Wales (Wales and Cornwall), one Kingdom of England (York and Lincoln), and one Kingdom of Ireland (Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster), while keeping the Kingdom of Scotland and Kingdom of Brittany. As this vassalization is taking place, the old King of Munster dies, and the new King swears fealty to King Gavin III of Wales, which then also vassalizes Munster. Our navy continues to recover from the storm.
  • Cornwall, Lincoln, Scotland, Ulster and Connacht all send troops for the invasion of Tasmania, which they view as a great way for Welsh expansion. Brittany, which had formerly been an Republic (for one year) votes to become an elective monarchy. The idea is well received by most, but some are still furious at the idea of a foreign ruler.
  • WTC: Caer Anial expands by three thousand sq km, and Aber Dinas expands by 200 sq km. The WTC keeps up its efforts to rebuild their merchant fleet and try to salvage as much as possible following the Storm..
    • Wales: We marry off all of our daughters to various nobles, including Megan to Nuno.
  • Cyprus does not agree to the possible marriage of the Cyrenaican royalty to the Cypriot royal family, and also accepts the land it has gained from the Romans, and encourages local Cypriots to emigrate there and spread Cypriot culture around the globe. Cypriot missionaries continue to be deployed into Cyrenaica along with aid, to increase the people's support of Cyprus over Carthage. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. 
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. 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. Oldeburg and Liege expand economy and industry. Acech-Pasai expands its military, and builds more ships in Andaman. Kongo expands the military and uses Dutch weapons and technology, and expands inland 4000 sq km. The emissaries in Iceland convince the government to become vassal of Netherlands.
  • Huge school building projects continue, to get the whole nation under one education system. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC continues to use its ships to aid the Navy as well as support it in some confrontations. The Officer class of the SOC prove themselves once more, and help to direct offensive tactics against the remainder of the enemies' navies. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. More convert. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The Maharajya army continues to march in Koori homelands. The going is tough, yet the superior numbers show as the Koori are defeated in almost every confrontation on the front. The Mayan colonies are finally conquered and the Mayans are offered peace on the terms that they recognise the Maharajyan occupation of the colonies. Troops in Persia help destroy rebellions and defeat the remaining attackers successfully. They troops soon march northward with their Ethiopian brothersto conquer more land. A map is posted to allies suggesting the division of enemy territories.
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Mataram continues to grow closer to Brunei. Mataram's armies are successful in aiding the Maharajya, and kicking out the enemy forces in Allied waters.
  • The Lithuanians begin expanding their merchant marine to establish themselves as a trade hub in the Baltic. Ambitious Grand Duke Sigismund aims to make Lithuania a major economic power in the Baltic. He sends an envoy to Russia to establish a trading relationship with Novgorod.
    • (Russia is actualy centered around Novgorod in this timeline, not Moscow,) Russia accepts the trade deal and asks if Lithuania would like to be a full member of NETA (North European Trade Alliance), the dominant trade asociation in the Baltic.
    • The Grand Duke agrees to join NETA, as his main concerns are the financial stability of his nation.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania build up their militaries, with expansion of the navy as well.Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. The School system grows.
    • In case somebody wonders why am I posting as France, Sine asked me to post for him.
  • Russia expands its economy, establishing a larger trade influence in Lithuania, and asks Rome if they would join the current NETA network, and, if it please you, it can be renamed/restructured into the EuraTA (Eurasian Trade Alliance) and perpares for war with the Caucasian states.

1705

'[11]'The Persians take advantage of Anatolian weakness to declare independence from Anatolia, retaking all of the territory Anatolia had taken from the last Persian Empire. They crown the son of the last Shah as Shah Arsuf II.

OK, Rex was Persia, and he's not a mod, why is he doing the mod event?


It wasn't Rex who made the mod event. It was Yank, but he left the Shah's name as "------", as it often happens on his mod events. Then Rex edited the event and added a name to the Shah.
  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Castille, Granada and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Megan of Wales and Nuno Anes de Lara's mariage is made. Meanwhile in Castille, Inés Manrique de Lara gives birth to a boy, who is named García. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Inhambane expands 200 sq km, and Índia expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 2250 sq km, and São Miguel also expands 2250 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 4500 sq km inland, on the sections closer to the Rio Doce.
  • Normandy: The military expands. Normandy ends the observation phase and enters the League of Nations as a full voting member. The Hudson Bay and Alaskan colony grow by 375 sq km. A request is sent to France concerning the discussion of the French Confederation. Requests are also sent to the Netherlands for trade pacts and alliances.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 1800 sq km, Tojiko expands by 1000 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 700 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Japan and Kasodani.
  • Mali: King Asbani meets with the rulers of Mosso, Gabu and Wolof to discuss vassalization. During the meeting, the chieftain Agabi of Wolof agrees to undergo the process of vassalization, as does Wolof. Mossi remains silent. Mali expands southeastwards 10,000 sq km. The military expands.
  • Germany expands its military. The nation has been raised into a fierce nationalistic frenzy and the millions across the Empire call for the expansion of German influence. As such, the German Navy sends fleets to Korea and established a trade alliance with the nation. Germany also agrees to defend Korea against any invaders. Also, new comes back from the Irish nations. (I did the RNGs since no mods did. 1-3 Yes 4-10 No, 2 for the southwest, 9 for the southeast.) The southwestern one agrees to become a German protectorate. People also call for the unification of Germany and offers are sent to the Confederation of the Rhine for a possible dynastic union or creation of a larger Germanic realm. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km. Vinland expands 1500 sq km along the coast of Greenland towards Iceland. The power of the bourgeosie expands due a large power gap being created by the war. The school system expands into Luxembourg and Courland. Also, the land gained from the UKAP is re-organized into a vassal state known as Georgia.
    • You don't even know their names...? Anyway, I just vassalized the new King of Munster last year. His father died, and we convinced him that Welsh rule is beneficial, pointing north to Ulster/Connacht who had experienced much growth since becoming Welsh vassals.
    • Which one is Munster?
    • The southwestern one.
    • The Prime Minister of the Mayan Empire visits Germany, and requests an audience with the Kaiser. He humbly requests that the Mayans be forgiven for their brash actions in the war. The Prime Minister is willing to relinquish Mayan claim to the island Ometlacatl, in exchange for a renewed alliance and trade agreement. 
    • Germany agrees, if part of the Yucatan Peninsula is also ceded.
    • The Yucatan Peninsula is the Mayan homeland. The Mayans are willing to give part of the province of Aayinha or Copan (if you don't know where these are, I have a map posted here).
    • Copan then.
    • The Prime Minister accepts, and thanks Germany for the grace and mercy shown to the Mayans. 
  • Bavaria expands its military. The decision is made to unite Bohemia and Slovakia with Bavaria as a whole. The Imperial Merchant's Guild expands to that little state between Bavaria, Italy, and France. (For anyone who is wondering why I am posting for Bavaria, see this.)
  • Somali Sultanate: We have joined our Muslim brothers in the Muslim Bloc and thus have set our sights on the Swahili City-States for coastal access. Our armies are being prepared once again, this time on the offensive.
    • The Muslim bloc agrees to help the Somali Sultanate to invade one of the Swahili city-states. The bloc also requests that Somalia help the other nations of the Muslim bloc when they ask for help in the coming future.
    • Somali Sultanate D: We agree to these conditions.
    • Arab Fed.: Sultan Yazid hopes that this will be the start of a long-lasting, and mutually beneficial relationship between Muslim bloc nations.
  • Russia officially re-organizes its Caucasian territory into a vassal state, the Federated Duchy of the Caucasus, consisting of four separate entities, the province of Gruzia, Province of Azerbaijan, the province of Circaucasia-Dagestan, and the Baku Directorate. Russia works on its military stuff. Russia proposes a trade partnership with Germany, trying to create more ties with NETA and the southern portions of the Germanic Empire. Novorossiya expands 1500 sq km and Kanada expands 3500 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km as well. The Federation also starts selling cheap spices to Europe thanks to the reduced taxes caused by the dynastic union between the Caliphate and Levant. Campaigns begin for next year's Sultan elections as well.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy after the Turnpike Roads are completed. Emir Ahmed of Medina and Princess Mary of the Levant announce that they are going to have a baby next year.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its infrastructure as the new road network is built. The Sultan of Baghdad also announces his eldest son Abdul-Razzaq shall become Sultan next year after this current Sultan abdicates next year due to his failing health.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its navy as Sultan Faisal seeks to start Kuwait's own colonial Empire. Sultan Faisal meets with Sultan Yazid of the Arabian Federation and Federation Admirals and colonial officials to discuss where would be suitable for a Kuwaiti colony.
  • The Maldives builds up its infrastructure to establish a new free government funded system of ferries between the islands of the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands its military as troops are sent to the Somali Sultanate to help them expand. The Republic also requests a meeting with Wales to negotiate the division of Madagascar and ask that they also stop expanding. The Southern Sheikdoms continue to be restless and the Sheiks expand their armies in case of rebellion or Welsh aggression.
  • Cyprus continues to send missionaries to Cyrenaica. Cyprus also expands its army and navy. Nea Lafkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km.
  • Crete expands its army and navy.
  • Lithuania continues to expand their merchant marine, aiming to join Russia and Germany as the major trading powers of the Baltic. The Grand Duke pledges neutrality in any future wars involving these countries, as he does not feel confident enough in the strength of the Lithuanian military.
    • Germany offers Lithuania aid in expanding its military power.
    • The Lithuanians accept the generous German offer.
  • Myanmar: Rubies, Silk and Swallow's Nest continues to be sold and the population increases dramatically. The University of Yangon expands, and a large mechanical facility joins the university, as well as a large garden for philosophical use. Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. The ships in Singapore begin sinking and taking as much assets as possible from KTC ships and then putting it on PTC ships. A road is beginning to be built to connect Northern and Southern Myanmar. The colony in OTL Rupert's Land expands by 200 sq km. Asks China if Myanmar can purchase the colony in OTL Vancouver.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: While the colonies of China are not for sale, we are most gracious for your help in the war. Seeing as how your economy and government could sustain itself, we grant Myanmar independence, making it a vassal no longer. We offer an alliance and several exclusive trade routes to Myanmar.
    • Do you even know where Rupert's Land is? I'm trying to figure out how Myanmar would have a colony all the way over there.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam is greatly improved by the influx of gold from the modern mine outside Ona Yagich, and scouts are sent out to search for more gold deposits in the Haruwin. In addition to the gold sent to Miyako by agreement, Selk'nam traders flush with new gold can now buy all the best goods of Miyako, which they could not previously purchase with their paltry guanaco pelts. As such, an influx of Japanese silk, swords, and even a few spare guns (castoffs bought from merchants) hits the major cities of Ona Yagich and Miyako Yagich.  Selk'nam sailors in their great ships fish farther and farther from shore. It is deemed appropriate to enter into diplomatic relations with tribes on mainland Atlantia, but it is seen as inappropriate to build settlements and hunt their guanacos. However, as fishermen get farther and farther from shore, a group of fishing boats eventually hit an unpopulated landmass which they have never encountered before, composed of two large islands (the Falklands). They name the twin Islands Tuch'huelpe Yagich (West Falkland) and Yu'arik'nam Yagich (East Falkland) in honor of the recently married royal couple. It is decided to build a permanent fishing settlement in a harbor on the Southern part of Yu'arik'nam Yagich, which is given the rather ungainly name of "Yu'arik'nam Yagich Yagich" (settlement sits on the site of present day North Arm, Falkland Islands - See Map ). A ship is dispatched back to Great Haruwin, returning later with a shipload of Huash fishermen to populate the settlement. Another ship continues up the coast and is surprised to find a Welsh Colony on the opposite side of the island (That is Welsh, right?). The fishermen sail into the harbor and seek to inform the "natives" that they come in peace and have established a fishing camp on the uninhabited Southern part of the island. They wish to reach an agreement to live together in peace. The Selk'nam wish only peace and desire only the uninhabited Southern part of the island (below the Choiseul Sound). They are willing to pay much gold for the rights to settle it. Welsh diplomacy, please respond. I'm not trying to get in your way or crowd you out, I just want that particular chunk of the East Island and I'm willing to negotiate favorable terms that allow your future expansion.
  • Italia annexes Hungary and Wallachia to its own realms while adding the Roman coastline with the demand for the Caucasian nations dropped as they are part of the Russian realm. Nuovo Brescia expands to encompass the former Koori Union mainland and the former Japanese colony while the Inca annex Vanudonia. Japan, Orissa and China are offerred guaranteed Italian military aid should they ever be invaded and also offered Italian help with their next war as well as a permanent alliance and trade offer. Meanwhile, relations with Russia improve. Cyprus is offered an exchange of lands with Southern Rome's coast to be given to Cyprus. It is larger and closer to home. The Italian colonies and mainland do not expand further due to war exhaustion.
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko accepts the alliance and trade offer, and also kindly asks that the Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are left alone in the former Tokaido colony.
      • Italia's kings allow relligious freedom in the colonies. Nya Gyptios and Tokaido will be respected and the peoples demands will be taken into account.
    • The Prime Minister of the Mayan Empire requests an audience with the King of Italia. He humbly requests that the Mayans be forgiven for their brash actions in the war. As there has already been a peace agreement signed, the Prime Minister also requests a non-aggression pact, so that such a travesty does not occur again.
      • We have agreed to the 50 year non-aggression pact. Italia is willing to extend it to 75 years if the coastline between the two parts of Nuovo Firenze is sold to Italia in return for 20 kilos of gold.
  • UKA: With the secession of Persia, the UKAP is re-organized into the UKA, and the King brings a proposal before the Roma calling for the unifacation of the UKA with Italia, and even due to the long war between the two, our cultures are so similar and they are very rich, the UKA will become a wealthy Italian province under there rule. The UKA officially applies to be annexed by the Italians.
    • Italia agrees to the offer though a large amount of autonomy will be given to the new provinces as they adjust to Italian rule.
  • United River Tribes of the Lakota: The River tribes of the Lakota finally are united by Chief Takoda (takoda means friends of many), and he begins to expand the borders of his nation outwards in an ever-expanding bubble. He sets up Tribal Councils in which each of the local Lakota tribes sends one member to the capitol of Casaca, where they pass legislation and laws for the Lakota peoples. We also send several Lakota southwards to meet other tribes and make contact with other nations. These men are allowed to represent the Lakota tribe in matters of alliance, peace,and trade. We begin building roads around the country and assembling an army. We expand 10,000 sq km. (I'm a new nation. How fast can I expand?)
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expand 10,000 sq km north.
  • Aquitaine:King Peire goes on a trip across Europe, starting in Portugal. His Marshall, Amaldrics takes over as Regent. He continues building the Toulousian Wall, as it has become known as. He expands the army and organizes it. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Georgia expands its military and economy. Georgia plans to become a regional power. The vassal state of Germany is officially an elective monarchy.
  • Carthage: Military and navy continues to expand. Carthage wishes to improve relations with Italia.
    • Italia agrees and talks about trade deals and a possible military alliance begins with Carthage.
  • Cyrencia: Royal family continues gifting to the public, thus improving relations.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. The Prime Minister makes a visit to Europe to try to rebuild relations after the war. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's economies grow, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. The school system grows.
  • Some provinces are added to the FDC, Russia expands military capabilities and improves relations with Italy.
    • The King of Italia takes some time off to visit his son in Russia. They agree on several issues including the protection and preservation of the Caucasian cultures from the wars of Persia and Rome.
  • Wales' King Gavin III is crowned Emperor of Alban, and is also declared King of the Celts. He now rules over all of Britain, and a vast majority of Eire. He is crowned by the Pope, who is invited to stay for a little while in Cardiff. Meanwhile, the Emperor decides that he wants to create a capital city (much like Washington DC or Brasilia in OTL). This city will be called Avalon, after the historic and revered King Arthur's capital city. The location is near OTL Aberyswyth, and it will have a very low population, but will be the site for a large palace, a notable port and home of the Royal Navy, and monuments to the various notable Welsh and Celtic cultural and militaristic accomplishments. Plans for a museum are also drawn up. Of course, this is still at least five years down the road, but it will be a major center for the government. Everyone is excited, and the economy and military are both beefed up.
  • Cornwall, Scotland, Ulster, Connacht, York, Lincoln, Munster, and Brittany all grow their economy and military. Munster, York, and Brittany all also focus on continuing the popularity of the programs of Wales, and continue their integration into Welsh society and culture.
  • WTC grows Caer Anial by 1500 sq miles, and Aber Dinas by 1500 sq miles.
  • Dimurats: Military, economy and infrastructure are improved!
  • Maharajya's colonies expand by 200 in Sulwasi and 2000 in South America, The war draws to a close, with the Navy seeing better ships in the last phases. The Maharajya begins to establish influence over the newly independent Persians.

1706

  • Portugal, Castille, León, Navarra, Granada and Aragon prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Portugal, Afonso XI dies, and is succeeded by his son João, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, João V, Emperor of Spain, King of Portugal, Galicia, Algarve, of either side of the sea in Africa, Prince of Brasil, Duke of Viseu and Ferrol, and Lord of Guiné, of either side of the Rio da Prata, and of Commerce, Navigation of Conquest on India".As such, Nuno Anes de Lara becomes Prince of Galicia. Meanwhile, his wife Megan of Wales gives birth to a boy, who is named José. Meanwhile in Navarra, Juan VIII, the Duke of Vizcaya, dies, and the ducal title passes to his only son, Nuño, who uses the regnal name of Nuño IV. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Inhambane expands 400 sq km, and Índia expands by 400 sq km. Meanwhile in the Canary Islands, a volcanic eruption happens near the village of Garachico. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, San Luis expands 4300 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2500 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Japan and Kasodani. Meanwhile, the Rokkaku clan becomes slightly disappointed towards the Mononobes, and suggests them to never sell the colonies to anyone ever again. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko accepts the Rokkaku demands.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies. Some citizens in Xaman petition the government to become part of the Empire, not a colony. The government shoots down the idea at first, but relents. Part of the eastern portion of Xaman is transformed into the vassal state of Kaliforno. The name Kaliforno is derived from a local term describing the mountainous terrain. The offer made to Italia last year still stands. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
    • Lakota Diplomacy: We offer a treaty of alliance to the Great Mayan Nation, and offer you a very profitable trade deal.
    • The Mayan Empire wishes to know why this trade deal would be profitable.
    • Lakota Diplomacy: We would be giving you corn and rugs and blankets at very cheap prices.
    • The Mayan Empire agrees. All trade will be done via Apache, a Mayan vassal.
  • UMSHM: The Chief Minister of the UMSHM and representatives of the other member-states debate Germany's offers of last year. After much deliberation, the Bundesrat comes to the conclusion that no real conclusion can be made until King-Duke, Eugen II  (who is the Confederation's Emperor) comes of age, which will be in 1722. However, the Bundesrat does send a message to Germany saying that closer, peaceful relationships are on the table, but the Central German states do want to maintain their separate identies and cultures. The Chief Minister proposes that the King-Duke marry a German princess (obviously once he is 17 or so) to cement the close ties between the two nations. In other national happenings, the SAC expands its colonial holdings in Africa by the maximum yearly extent. The company continues to make massive profits for its investors. The Parliament opens a few more preparatory schools, as well as one experimental school which is free of charge (but still has an entry examination). After much deliberation, the Parliament grants a charter to the Rheinish East India Company to establish a colony on the Aru Islands. It will coexist with the Magdeburger missions already there.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The new mission in the Aru Islands has some success in converting the local islanders. Saint Boniface and the Arhnem Land Mission continue operating. 
  • United River Tribes of the Lakota: We continue building roads around the country and assembing an army. We expand 10,000 sq km and begin talking with the Plains Lakota about uniting eleven Lakota peoples under one Tribal Council. A general school for those 7-14 is established to learn how to write the Lakota language and the history of the people as well as how to cook and hunt.
    • ​Lakota Diplomacy: Our tribesmen have arrived in your Great Lakes colony and offers peace and asks for an alliance with the Germans.
    • Germany will give the Lakota European technology and protection if they agree to be a vassal.
    • The Lakota agrees to become a vassal in return for protection and European technology.
    • It will be done.
  • Somali Sultanate: The military continues to be built up and prepares to launch an offensive against the SCS.
  • Wales continues its work with the capital city of Avalon. The progress is going as planned, generally. The palace is the main focus, but public parks and trees and hedges are also being planted since they will take a lot of time. Plans for the division and mapping out of a new Alban Empire are worked on, which would include a Kingdom of Wales, England, Scotland, Eire, Ireland, and Brittany. We grow the military and economy. Finally, we begin to work on the nation of Fulani in Africa, which we desire to bring Welsh culture to. This would be a huge gamble, and the WTC is responsible for pouring large amounts of money and wealth into the King of Fulani's lands and personal accounts, in hopes that one day he will join our Empire.
    • Wales: We seek to keep our Falklands colony, and propose that you get the West Island and we get the East Island.
    • Germany: supports a united Alban nation.
    • Selk'nam Diplomacy: We have already expanded onto the Southern half of East Falkland, which is not included in your colony. The question is how to maintain that arrangement in peace. My preferred long term solution would be for you to take the North half of BOTH islands, with me taking the South. This would be functionally the same as giving a whole island to each of us and serves both of our interests. I'm interested in a peaceful relationship, but my location is very important to me. May you be granted many guanacos and may their meat be plentiful in your haruwin!
    • Wales: I've had a slight change of mind. I was thinking that Wales could own both Falklands but they could only trade with Selk'nam and Wales. This would give you a huge boost economically, since the technology of Wales is superior to your technology. You would still have a lot of influence over the islands.
    • Selk'nam: The location of that settlement is extremely important to me. I'm interested in your technology but it is of little use to me without that location. Here's what I can give you. You can have ALL of West Falkland, in addition to the North half of East Falkland. If you'll open trade and talk technology exchange, I'm also willing to agree to get out of the way of any and all Welsh expansion in mainland Atlantia. However, the location of that settlement will not move, and if you read my entries, my settlement already exists in previously unclaimed territory. I don't want to expand it, I don't feel a need to get in your way, and I want trade with your people - but I want that settlement. 
  • Cornwall, Scotland, Lincoln, York, Brittany, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster all grow their military and economy. In newer Welsh regions, we work to incorporate them into our kingdom and continue to vassalize their far-reaching governments. The King of Munster begins to build good relations with the King of Leinster.
  • The WTC expands Caer Anial by one thousand five hundred sq km, the Falklands colony by one thousand five hundred sq km and Aber Dinas by one thousand five hundred sq km.
  • Normandy: The military expands. The Hudson Bay and Alaskan colony expand by 430 sq km. A request is sent to the Netherlands for an alliance, and Norman envoys are sent to France to discuss the French Confederation. 
  • Cyprus continues to develop its economy, with exports exported all over the Mediterranean. Missionaries and aid continue to be sent into Cyrenaica, with Greek Orthodoxy reaching 14% and 8% of the population inside and outside Cypriot held areas, respectively. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Great Chief Chongat Yagich decrees that fortifications are to be built at the new settlement of Yu'ariknam Yagich Yagich on the island of Yu'arik'nam Yagich (East Falkland). It is also decreed that a shipment of the specially bred "woolly guanacos" be sent to the new settlement, where they are to be pastured and serve as a source of meat. A goodly amount of gold from the Ona Yagich mine is sent to the Welsh colony on Yu'arik'nam Yagich as a gift of goodwill. Finally, Chongat Yagich's scouts return with news that more gold has been discovered on the islands off the Southern coast of Selk'nam Yagich (Tierra del Fuego)
  • Myanmar: Rubies, Silk and Swallow's Nest continues to be sold and the population increases by 10% from 1698, although most are children. Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC, now with a considerable amount of commodities are exporting them to many countries disguised as trade ships. Due to many KTC ships sunk, many merchants in the world begins buying PTC commodities. A road continues to be built to connect Northern and Southern Myanmar. The colony in OTL Rupert's Land is named Eastern Prosperity and expands by 200 sq km. Thanks China for turing Myanmar into an independent nation and asks for an alliance and trade agreement with China, as well as memebership to PTC.
    • Not a chance Myanmar can colonize OTL Rupert's land. Too far away and costly to warrant the possible benefits.
  • Myanmar D: We are building the colony in Prince Rupert's Land because we can trade with the Chinese colony in OTL Vancouver. The cold poses a problem, but it is quickly solved by trading some Japanese colonist clothes in Kamchatka.
  • Ethiopia expands all of its vassals by 10,000 km, and while expands its own borders by 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara. The military and economy are expanded, and the development of the industrial system begins. The colony of Borona is expanded by 250 km, the colony of Koräbta Däset is expanded by 250 km, and the colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 1500 km. The teaching of Amharic throughout the new vassals continues, and the replacement of the ethnic groups in the vassal of Khmer Koch and Maynila continues with five percent of the native populations replaced by ethnic Ethiopians. The construction of new resevoirs continues throughout the parts of the Empire at risk for drought.
  • In the University of Venice, several new elements and chemicals are discovered at the cost of three chemists and a lab assistant, another chemist is blinded. New agricultural methods continue to produce surpluses of food which begins a population boom and increases to rate of urbanization. Italia annexes Rome giving them a lot of self-autonomy while migrants are encouraged to go to Rome. Trade with Russia continues via the newly gained province of Moldova. Italia seeks to purchase the rest of OTL Slovenia from Austria to connect mainland Italia to the annexed nations of Hungary and Romania. Trade with Central Europe soars as the Danube comes under the Venetian League's control decreasing Tyrolian and Swiss profits from the Alpine routes. The economy still expands in Italia. The Venetian Trade League is renamed the Italian Trading Company and the ITC begins exploring opportunites for expansion. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km while Aymara expands by 10,000 sq km inland. Nya Gyptios expands by 10,000 sq km with Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Brescia expanding by 4500 sq km each
  • Tragedy strikes in Yugoslavia as the elderly King Nikola II dies. His oldest son King Nikola III takes the thrones of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria as well as becoming the Lord of Montenegro uniting the three realms under him.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expand 10,000 sq km north.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km as well. Emir of Shaybah, Muhammad bin Said II, is elected Sultan after he proves the power of Shaybah after he fathers a male heir with his wife, the Sheik of Ra Khalid. His son, Badr al Din, however, is an albino and his father promotes this as a sign of divinity to combat the negative attention he gets to his son.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy after the Turnpike Roads are completed. Emir Ahmed of Medina and Princess Mary of the Levant announce they have a male baby, named Hakem. This looks set to assure that Ahmed will be re-elected as Emir next year.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its infrastructure as the new road network is completed. The Sultan of Baghdad abdicates in favour of his son, and Sultan Abdul-Razzaq ascends to the throne. The new Sultan announces a new program to bring education to children.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its navy this year as Sultan Faisal seeks to start Kuwait's own colonial Empire. Sultan Faisal sends a fleet to discover if OTL Australia would be a viable place to colonize.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new ferry system increases trade within the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands its military as troops are sent to help the Southern Sheikdoms after the Welsh seem unwilling to negotiate for borders in Madagascar as the Welsh continue expanding.
  • With German aid the Lithuanians begin expanding their military to protect their country. The Grand Duke begins the development of a comprehensive education system.
  • Due to increasing trade, Russia is able to increasingly improve its economic status and whatnot, economy is getting better, and in Russia, political reform is brought up, and a plan for an invasion of the caucasus, starting with Kuban, is planned, Russia asks Italy for the creation of a "zone of co-rule, international trade and co-operation" around the path from the Black Sea to the Med (preferably, but not necessarily centered in Constantinople) before the political shifts in Anatolia cement themselves. Russia accepts the Italian King and his family with bread and salt, and offers him great hospitality on his visit.
    • Georgia wants to invade the Caucasus together with Russia.
  • Germany expands its military. Troops stationed in Aquitane and the Koori Union are unsure of what should be done and press the governments of the winning Coalition to wrap up peace talks. Neu Berlin expands 5000 sq km north towards Eriksmark while Eriksmark expands 2000 sq km south towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1500 sq km along the Greenland coast towards Iceland. Vinland sends an envoy to Iceland set to arrive next year. Georgia is granted three seats in the Reichstag temporarily with one seat pending for the next year. We send offers to the Prussians to receive the same aid as Lithuania or to accept German protectorate status.
  • Georgia expands its military. The King sends an offer to Cosapact to unite as one nation to prevent Russian aggression and stay safe and independent from Russians. (RNG?) The nation also begins to adopt German technology that Rome never had. The Kingdom asks Persia for an alliance, and also for a trade alliance with Arabia. New infrastructure begins to be built up across Georgia and the German military begins to move out. Construction begins on a new capital on the coast of the Black Sea for greater economic chances.
  • The Greater German Trade Company orders invasion of Jaffina and Raigama to consolidate the Company's hold in Southern India, with plans to expand eastwards to Minagkabau, Aceh, and Pagaruyang. Mysore is broken down into ten states, each with separate leadership, although all will direct back to the GGT Co. which answers to Berlin.
    • There is no Raigama anymore. The state there is Sitawaka.
    • Thanks.
  • Luxembourg expands its military. The government is re-organized so that the Head of State will be the Kaiser of the Greater Germanic Empire, while the Head of Government shall be a Chancellor elected by the people of Luxembourg.
  • Austria expands its military. After a national referendum, the decision is made to become part of the Germanic Reich proper.
  • [12]The UKBT expands its military. Artwork depicting the Great War that just passed becomes popular across the nation. The small state between Bavaria, Austria, Italy, and France becomes a vassal of Bavaria. Slovakia is annexed into the Kingdom this year and celebrations begin as the United Kingdom of Bavaria, Thuringia and Slovakia is formed.
    • I think you mean Tyrol, and that's a French puppet.
    • No, the map doesn't show that. There's another smaller state.
    • The only other state fitting your description is Salzburg, which is already your vassal.
    • That State is Tyrol or Tyrolia, and its a French puppet as someone mentioned before, and it is
  • Mali: The military expands. The Mossi nation finally accepts vassalization, while the Gabu and Wolof continue the process of becoming vassals. Mali expands 10,000 sq km to the north, heading for Berber lands.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's economies grow, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. The School system grows.
  • Maharajya's colonies expand by 200 in Sulwasi and 2000 in South America. With the war ended, the Navy begins to be upgraded again. The Maharajya begins to establish influence over the newly independent Persians.
  • China expands its military and economy. The Italian offers are all accepted. New governors are sent to the former Manchurian colonies.

1707

An earthquake happens in Japan, with it and the resulting tsunami causing over 5000 casualties. Only one month after the earthquake, Mount Fuji erupts.

  • Portugal, León, Granada, Castille, Aragon and Navarra prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in Castille, Inés Manrique de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Índia expands 500 sq km, and Inhambane expands 400 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4300 sq km, and Meanwhile, as the news of the discovery of gold in the inland part of Espírito Santo spread around the area outside Espírito Santo, the conflicts between the Espiritosantians of the region, who were the first to have discovered gold there and claim the exclusivity to the mining there, and migrants from the Iberian peninsula and from other capitanias, mainly from São Vicente and São Sebastião, become wider. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4200 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2500 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Kasodani. Aid and clean up begins in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and volcano.
  • Normandy: Normandy reiterates the appeals sent to France and the Netherlands, asking for alliance and trade pacts, as well as discussing the French Confederation. The military expands, while the Alaskan and Hudson Bay colonies expand by 440 sq km. Also, in the year, Norman ships are sent to Beja. Trade opens up with the nation and envoys are sent to discuss formal relations.
    • Netherlands accepts.
  • Somali Sultanate: We declare war against the Swahili City-States and launch our armies against them.
    • Dude, Ethiopia and the Arab Federation control the northern and southern halves of the city-states, respectively. I wouldn't recommend it. ~Viva
    • I think he meant Somali. LOL. ~Imp
    • Yeah, I believe he means Hobyo. After all he did ask me to help him in this war, so it's not like you ask your enemies to help invade themselves. LOL ~Von
  • United River Tribes of the Lakota: We continue building roads around the country and assembling an army. We continue sending lavish gifts to the Plains Lakota to unite our two peoples.. A general school for those 7-14 continues to be expanded for the greatness of  the nation, and German becomes a mandatory language to be taught from birth alongside Lakota due to Lakota agreeing to become a German vassal and ally in return for military protection and European tech. Speaking of which, the European tech begins being put to good use with the construction of new roads and factories for cannons, guns, clothes, and other materials. We also begin growing wheat and barley as well as other European crops. By the years end we will have harvested large amounts of barley, wheat, corn, and squash and begun selling them to the Germans and Mayans. The Army is equipped with new guns and cannons, and we continue to furiously expand outwards by 10,000 sq km and we expand southward so that we may someday have a common border with the Maya. Also, with the new tech immigration into Lakota skyrockets, raising the population greatly as people are interested in medicine from Europe and other fine things like metal pots and swords etc.
    • You have no contact with Germany or the Navajo at the moment.
    • I made contact with Germany last year by having one of the Lakota tribesmen which was sent specifically to explore for other tribes and nations run into their colony. I have contact with the Germans but Navajo I can understand. Please uncross my post.
    • Um --- which mod crossed this out? Can you uncross it please?
    • Neu Berlin is very close to the reach of the River Lakota.
  • The Lithuanians continue to expand their military to prepare for the war in Prussia.
  • Navajo:  Navajo tribes begin the building of their first full scale city taking large hints from the Mayans in their building. Population surges forward.
    • The Lakota offer a trade deal.
  • China expands its economy and military. New Manchuria and the Hawaiian colony expand by 4000 sq km while Baitudi and Zulu both expand by 1000 sq km each. They send aid to Japan in the wake of the earthquake and eruption.
  • Myanmar: Rubies, silk and swallow's nest continue to be sold and the population increases by 10% from 1698, although most are children. Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC, now with a considerable amount of commodities, are exporting them to many countries disguised as trade ships. PTC is slowly overtaking the KTC, as some merchants say that KTC is unreliable (easily sunk). Asks for an alliance and trade agreement with China, as well as membership to PTC. Eastern Properity is destroyed in an extremely cold winter, killing two-thirds of the population. The rest died from hunger. Sends aid to Japan.
  • UMSHM: The Landtag of the United Monarchy of Saxony and Hesse meets early in the year and, after a vote of no confidence, replaces the Chief Minister with a more progressive one. CM Hans defines his political objectives as "increasing Saxony's power and influence overseas through colonies, a strong military and good bilateral relationships, increasing Saxon economic activity by improving the preparatory and University education systems, and increasing representation of the bourgoise in the noble-dominated Landtag." He is met with much popular support amongst the growing middle-class, and also with the army. The Saxon Africa Company expands its holdings the maximum extant, and trade increases proportionally. The charter of the Rheinish East India Company is altered by parliament, giving them permission to establish colonies in Australis, resulting in the company's name changing to the Rheinish East India and Australis Company (REIAC). Its stockholders make preparations for an expedition next year to otl Melville Island, to establish a colony with the help of the HW Missionary Order.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Priests from Saint Boniface (many of whom are Aboriginal) establish a small mission on OTL Melville Island, and using their knowledge of related languages, they are able to convert a number of the locals to Catholicism. The Mission on the Aru Islands attracts a few converts, but more work needs to be done before a Saxon outpost could be put there.
  • Wales continues the large-scale construction in Avalon, which is progressing a little behind schedule. The economy and military grow. Meanwhile, King Gavin III and his wife, Queen Agnes of Scotland have their first son, who they name Madoc. He is born healthy, and Gavin (now 31) is overly happy. In addition, the Fulani people continue to be amazed by Welsh wealth and a young upstart Wodaabe warrior challenges the Fulani King's throne. We promise to support the Wodaabe warrior if he will agree to become a vassal should he win. He agrees, and we send our troops down to Dakar to fight the former king.
  • Cornwall, Lincoln, York, Scotland, Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Brittany all grow their militaries and economies. Discussion of merging Wales and Cornwall, and Lincoln and York, heat up and they are both considered relatively likely, but still a decade or two away. The King of Munster's relations with the King of Leinster turn sour, and he asks for permission to invade. Within the year, King Gavin III of Wales has the declared war on Leinster, claiming to be fighting for Unification of Eire and Alban. The war progresses well, with almost one-quarter of the countryside under Welsh control.
  • Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude Leinster is under German control. You're just messing up our relations right there.
  • The WTC declares it will stop expansion in Caer Anial (Madagascar). The Falklands colony grows by two thousand sq km, and so does Aber Dinas. The WTC adds a department, following the recent discovery of whaling and sealing industries on the Falklands. It is called the WTC-WSFO, or Welsh Trading Company - Whaling, Sealing, Fishing Operation. This new mission increases revenues to the mainland, as well as providing vital blubber and other goods.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km. 
  • Italia sends aid to Japan. The nation continues experiencing a population boom with progressive agricultural practices spreading to Northern Italy and Sicily. The air furnace is developed in the University of Genoa while more chemicals are explored. Several scientists begin trying to categorize chemicals but fail abysmally. The economy is expanded while Aymara expands inland by 10,000 sq km along with Nya Gyptios. Malacca expands by 5000 sq km. Nuovo Brescia expands along the Australis East coast by 8500 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its infrastructure in light of the new trade routes being opened up between the Levant, Caliphate, Baghdad and Federation. The King allows announces that his only daughter's son is currently third in line for the throne (first being Princess Mary herself and second being her younger sister Sarah). The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies begins.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well. Sultan Muhammad bin Said II discovers that his albino son Badr al Din, is very easily sunburnt and a fancy covered cot is built for his son as well as having his room in the palace windows darkened to prevent too much sunlight coming in.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy. Sheik Ahmed of Medina is re-elected Emir and Emir Ahmed announces that the Caliphate will lead a campaign to bring Islam and civilization to Africa. The campaign begins as several Imams go to the Federation's colonies in the East Indies and Africa, and a few go to the Levant's African colonies too.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military after Sultan Abdul-Razzaq begins plotting a new plan to expand his power.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its navy this year as Sultan Faisal seeks to start Kuwait's own colonial Empire. Sultan Faisal's Australian fleet surveys Australia and finds little of value to warrant colonization, and the fleet turns around to come back home.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new ferry system increases trade within the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands its military as troops are sent to help the Southern Sheikdoms after the Welsh seem unwilling to negotiate for borders in Madagascar as the Welsh continue expanding. However, the new declaration by the WTC is welcomed and diplomats are sent to the WTC HQ to discuss a border agreement.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Operating from their new base Yu'arik'nam Yagich Yagich, Selk'nam fishermen in their iron-ribbed ships extend their fishing grounds farther and farther into the "Great Yu'arik'nam Water" (OTL Scotia Sea). One particular vessel sails far enough to hit a distant land of snowy mountains upon which no man can be found (OTL South Georgia Island). The land is cold, but fish are plentiful and there are many penguins for meat. The fishermen race back to Yu'arik'nam Yagich Yagich to report the discovery, and the local chief orders them to report it to Chongat Yagich himself. When the Great Chief is informed of the discovery, he immediately orders five ships full of men and wooly guanacos to found a settlement on the island, which is christened K'onip Yagich ("Penguin Land"). The settlement, known as "K'onip" is established at a harbor on the center of the island (site of OTL Grytviken ) (Note: If I read the rules correctly, this is NOT considered a colony. I expanded my main nation onto the Scotia Sea Coast of the Falklands, which puts only one sea between me and OTL South Georgia/ATL K'onip Yagich. I've also done a lot of research on the habitability of the island and there's absolutely no reason I can't raise llamas there.)
    • Selk'nam Diplomacy to Wales: I am still interested in resolving the ongoing border issue between Yu'arik'nam Yagich Yagich and the Welsh Malvinas. Again, my current offer is that I keep the South half of East Falkland, while you get North half and the entire West Island. I want peace and trade, and I'm also willing to negotiate limits on my own expansion into mainland Atlantia. 
  • With the whole nation under one cirriculum, all students begins to be taught the same subjects. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology, innoculating many citizens of the country. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC steps down into normal trading once more, and increases its flow of traffic to earn greater profits. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. More convert. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The Maharajya occupies the colony of Aquataine in South America, and claim it for Patagoshina. With the territoriy division going well, the Army is used to consolidate captured positions. 
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Mataram continues to grow closer to Brunei.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its borders 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara, and expand its military and economy. The colony of Borona is expanded by 250 km and the colony of Koräbta Däset expanded by 250 km. The colony of Yäwah Wäjäb is expanded by 1500 km. The vassals of Adal, Maynila, and Warsangali are each expanded by 10,000 km. The Hindi-Amharic hybrid language enters into usage in parts of the Empire as the official language while in others such as Sudan, it is used as a secondary language to help in travelling and trading with the Orissan merchants in the port cities of Ethiopia and Yemen. The continues expansion of the ethnic Ethiopian populations throughout the vassals continues, with Adal 100% Ethiopian, and Yemen 45% Ethiopian.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km north.
  • Myami builds up their own Army and develops the national flag.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and Apache, as well as the Lakota.  The offer made to Italia still stands. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Aquitaine: Occitan cartographer Adrien d'Albi goes to King Peire for funding in an expedition to Antillia. King Peire accepts the offer. On the way to Antillia, a storm hits taking them on a much farther northern route. The expedition team lands on the coast of OTL Ungava Bay in Quebec. Adrien names the bay Adrien's Bay. The new colony is named Peiresland. Fort Ouest-Bout expands by 2000 sq km.
  • Carthage: Expands its navy. 
  • Cyrenaica: Continues to improve relations with the people, sparking a nationalist movement. Education begins to fall down to the middle class. 
  • Mali: Mali expands southwards 10,000 sq km. Vassalization of Wolof, Gabu and Mossi continue. Mali contacts the Ifo and Oyo nations and discusses the possibility of transforming them into client states under the Mali Empire.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's economies grow, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. The School system grows. Meanwhile, the Norman offer mentioning a "French confederation" is received, and is asked what would be this "French confederation".
  • Germany expands its military. The GEAT Co. decides to end the war with Lanka next year and the Company's military head is dismissed as a failure and demoted. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km north towards Eriksmark, which expands 1500 sq km south towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1500 sq km along the coast of Greenland towards Iceland and an offer is made to Iceland. Join the Germanic Empire and prosper or be left behind in the world in isolation. Iceland is also faced with lots of powerful German ships. (RNG 1-5, Yes, 6-10 No, 1) Therefore, they accept. Meanwhile, Germany takes the Welsh invasion of Leinster as an act of war against the full might of the German Empire. Prussia, however, is faced by threats of war from both Germany and Lithuania and (1-3 surrender, 4-11 defense, 8) is bold enough to refuse. Germany states that war will open next year. The Kaiser dies and with him, refusal to an old plan does as well. His son, Friedrich VIII, agrees to a plan put forth by Scandinavians in the Reichstag. The Empire will be reorganized into seven separate provinces, each responding back to Berlin. This plan is approved and the seven new states are Brandenburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Courland, Poland, and West Brandenburg. The bourgeosie is further inflated due to this. Meanwhile, Kaiser Friedrich VIII is a strong supporter of Albion unification, unlike his father, and encourages the whole Empire to become one.
    • Iceland is under Netherlands control. Also, Netherlands proposes military alliance and trade pact.
    • Since when?
  • Georgia expands its military. Cosapact agrees to enter a union with Georgia (I haven't been getting RNGs) and plans for a massive anti-Russian buffer state are laid down. We encourage Xwarezm and Kazakhland to join us and we ask the Dimurats for help in forming this buffer state. We also expand 10,000 sq km into Bashkiria. Georgia asks Arabia for a trade alliance and Persia for an alliance. Georgia becomes the Central Asian Union.
  • Luxembourg expands its military.
  • Russia begins to be worried about the increasing influence of Georgia in Central Asia. Meanwhile, military updates and so on happen, and Russia expands Novorossiya by 4500 sq km and Kanada by 500 sq km. The Duma plans to go to war with The Kuban Cossacks next year if they refuse to become a Russian vassal. A final proposal is sent to the arrogant Ataman. Meanwhile, conquest of the Central Asian states is planned by the house of boyars and merchants, to get some resources. 

1708

The collapsing Empire of Korea asks the Germans to take their nation as a vassal. The elderly Korean Emperor wants to wed his Crown Prince with a German Princess to cement the new relationship.

Germany took Korea a protectorate a while ago...

Making it official then.

Thank you.

  • Portugal, León, Castille, Navarra, Aragon and Granada's economies improve, and Meanwhile in León, Juan V dies, and is succeeded by his son Ramiro, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Ramiro IV, King of León, Córdoba, Sevilla and Asturias, Duke of Cádiz, Galisteo, Cea and Alba de Tornes, Marchess of Coria, Castrofuerte, Valdefuentes and Villamanrique, and Count of Coca and Palma del Rio. Meanwhile in Portugal, Megan of Wales gives birth to a girl, who is named Ana, and in Aragon, the village of Jijona is elevated to city status. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and Índia also expands 600 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, the conflicts on Espírito Santo between the Espiritosantians and the migrants, collectively called "Emboabas" continue, and by 1708, the emboabas have the control of two of the three most important mining regions, with the Espiritosantians being pushed farther east or north. The emboabas then proclaim their commander, Manuel Nunes Viegas, as governor of the region, despite only the king having prerogative to this choice. Meanwhile, Pará expands 4300 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, São Miguel expands 4200 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and continues to expand more into Reiuzi (Kamchatka) by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2500 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Kasodani. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • Germany expands its military. The GEAT Co. pulls out of Jaffna and Sitawaka. Neu Berlin connects with Eriksmark this year after Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km north and Eriksmark expands 1500 sq km south. Meanwhile, Vinland expands 750 sq km along the coast of Greenland towards Iceland and 750 sq km along the coast of Antillia northwards. In response to the Korean offer, Germany agrees and Friedrich VIII offers his sister Josette and the union is sealed.
  • The Central Asian Union expands its military and economy. The new capital is completed and we celebrate. A shipping line between Georgia and Cosapact is established. The kingdom expands 10,000 sq km into Bashkiria. Xwarezm accepts the offer from the previous year (1-4 Yes, 5-10 No) while the Kazakh Khanate refuses. Islam and Germanicism become the two major religions in the nation. We ask the Dimurats for an alliance. Also, we secretly offer Kuban to join the Union if they do not want to join Russia.
    • Okay - how can Germanicism become the main religion in Georgia in under a decade? Orthodox Christianity dominates Georgia. Plus, you have no influence in Central Asia. They don't care about Germany. Too implausible.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam sends ten more shiploads of settlers to the new settlement of K'olip (OTL South Georgia). The "woolly guanaco" herds have taken well to the tundra of the island in the 500 sq km around K'onip (I failed to specify a size last time, how's that?). Fortifications are constructed as Chongat Yagich declares that K'onip is destined to become the third great city of the Haruwin. The Penguins breed on the islands prove a good source of meat and their waterproof feathered skins are meade into warm ceremonial garments. It is declared that only a tenth of the penguins may be harvested each season and that every tenth year, they are to be left alone to breed. The same regulation is applied to the seals of the island, whose skins are extremely valuable. Fine sealskins are sent back to Chongat Yagich, who degrees that henceforth he will wear a cape of pure sealskin. The Great Chief's eldest son is sent to K'onip to serve as the Great Chief's viceroy, and it is declared that the "Lord of the Penguins" will forever be the second most important post in the haruwin behind the Great Chief. Prince Consort Tuch'huelpe, acting as a sort of Prime Minister now, sends emissaries to Miyako asking if they wish to open a trade in seal and penguin skins, Also Tuch'huelpe demands four live seals for himself, which he keeps in the Great Lake of Ona Yagich and teaches to balance guanaco-skin balls on their noses. They make a fine addition to his acrobats and dancing  guanacos, whom he wishes to send on a tour of Miyako and the newly discovered Welsh Malvinas (This is a semi-serious diplomatic offer - the circus is something I want to be known for by your people - and no, they aren't spies) .
    • Miyako Governor Mononobe Yamashiro agrees to open trade in seal and penguin skins.
  • China continues to expand its military, infrastructure and economy. They accept Myanmar's offer. New Manchuria expands by 4000 sq km while Zulu, New Harbin and Baitudu all expand by 1000 sq km. An alliance, both economic and militaristic, is offered to Italia.
  • UMSHM: The Chief Minister, true to his word, introduces a bill to the Landtag which would extend suffrage to middle-class bourgeoisie in the Kingdom-Duchy. The bill receives moderate support, and after much debate, it is passed. In the next election, middle class men of towns and cities will be able to take part in elections for their local Landtag member. In the Bundesrat, it is decided to spend five thousand Thalers on improving the Luxemburger port facilities, and it is hoped the German Emperor (as duke of Luxemburg) will contribute financially. In Africa, the SAC does not expand this year, but focuses on trade. The first REIAC fleet (of three ships) sets sail from Luxemburg and arrives at the Saint Boniface Mission. After a vrief rest, they continue to otl Melville Island, which they name Hans Island, after the current chief minister. The expedition leader claims the entire island for Saxony and the company, and builds a settlement near the small Magdeburger mission placed there last year.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The Bishop of Australis welcomes the REIAC's presence so close to Saint Boniface, and sends a large contingent of priests and deacons to assist with keeping their relations with the aborigines peaceful. The Bishop also urges the company to employ converted Aborigines, as many have been educated at Boniface, and have a good knowledge of German. 
  • Wales continues its large-scale war on Leinster. Troops from Wales and all of its vassal nations focus on attacking cities along the borders. Tallaght (Tamhlacht) is stormed, and successfully taken. Similarly, so is Dundalk (Dun Daelgan).Leinster is still putting up an adequate defense, however. King Gavin III's son, Lewis, is healthy.Welsh leaders and diplomats travel to Fulani to continue to build up the great relations between the two nations, and the Fulani people continue to be impressed by Welsh culture. Progress on Avalon begins to notably fall behind due to the war.
    • '[13]'Welsh Diplomacy: We offer to buy Saxon Faroes, since you don't have a port (besides Luxembourg, in a way), and because they have been administered with Scotland since Scandinavia's rule, and they are actually the same people (or very similar).
      • Saxon Diplomacy: While we thank the Welsh for their kind offer, we must decline. We won the islands in war, and they hold sentimental value for the population. (We actually do have a port, in Norway, but it has never been shown on maps. And Luxemburg, as part of the Confederation of the Rhine, can be considered a port for Saxony. And they have been administered by a Saxon governor since the Scandinavian war. Anyway,) As a sign of kindness and friendship, the Foreign minister proposes that the islands become a Welsh-Saxon free trade area proposes freedom of movement in the area. 
      • Wales: Accepts, and then offers Saxony a free-trade agreement over the Orkney Islands.
    • Wales: No, Germany. At no point in time did you ever make Leinster into a vassal. You attempted to vassalize Munster, but we had already vassalized them two to three years earlier. I'm just clarifying.
    • Wales: We accept the Selk'nam circus offer, and propose an alliance.
    • Wales: The following map is proposed to the Arabian Federation for the border agreement between the Comchellak and Caer Anial vassal/colony.
      • The Republic of Comchellak, which is an independent nation (albeit vassal of the Arab Fed.) does not agree to this division as it is unfair to the native Comchellak who have lived in Madagscar for centuries (since 1575). The Republic refuses this deal.
    • Selk'nam diplomacy: We are friends and we will not hunt your guanacos, and we wish to be your allies. However, we will not enter an alliance that does not include the Mononobe Shogunate, and we are not interested in an arrangement that could force us into war with anyone at any time in the near future. However, we see the benefits in such an arrancgement, and would be interested in a three-way mutual defense pact between the Selk'nam, Wales and the Mononobe. This would be a good way of bringing stability to Southern Atlantia as it develops, and would forge a solid trade route from Japan to Europe via the Strait of Megellan.
  • Cornwall continues to have Welsh culture supercede Cornish culture, which is done very subtly but effectively since they are very similar. Lincoln works with York to begin discussion of a unified Anglo-Saxon nation on Alban, but talks end when Duke Richard of York dies and his son is uncooperative. Scotland makes a serious diplomatic offer - we offer to buy the Faroes from Saxony. Ulster, Connacht, and Munster are all mostly engaged in the war with Leinster, predicting that which ever force does the most damage will get the most influence on the new Leinster King. Brittany continues to be incorporated as a full, de jure vassal, and the efforts near completion.
  • The WTC grows the Falklands colony, which is now referred to as De Mor Tir (South Sea Land), grows by 2000 sq km, and so does Aber Dinas. Our WTC-WSFO offers its services to the Selk'nam, since we use efficient methods it would be much better than you old sealing enterprises.
    • Selk'nam Diplomacy: We would be very interested in an arrangement with the WTC-WSFO as efficient sealing is obviously a big deal, and we are interested in how your people "catch the giant blubber-fish" (as our Chief would call it). However, the details of such an arrangement would have to be worked out - as the development of efficient indigenous sealing and whaling technology is of great importance to our nation.
  • Normandy: The military expands. The colonies in Alaska and in the Hudson Bay region expand by 450 sq km. Norman envoys are sent to France, responding to France's inquiry as to what a "French Confederation" would be. The Confederation would be a defensive alliance composed of fully independent nations that include France and her vassals, Normandy, possibly Aquitaine, Toulouse, and Provence. French speaking regions like the Netherlands may also be involved with the Confederation.
  • Cyprus continues to develop its army and navy. Cyprus also continues to send missionaries and aid into Cyrenaica and also southern Turkey, especially to the Greek Orthodox minority in the area, ravaged after World War I. Cyprus exports excess oranges, feta and olives to the surrounding areas.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Olives and feta are exported.[14]Myanmar Colony
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. Send aid to Japan. The failure of Eastern Prosperity taught all officials a lesson - to build a colony in similar climate to Myanmar will result it to be more successful. Hence, a new colony is built between the Chinese colonies in Mozambique.
    • Those are Portuguese colonies.
  • Italia works on rebuilding areas of Rome and Hungary devastated by the war. Thousands of Italian convicts are also sent to the massively expanded Nuovo Brescia colony to rebuild and also develop the area. As a result it expands up the coast by 8500 sq km. Free Nuovo Brescia (Papua) becomes highly popular for middle class migrants as it can rely on convict labor on mainland Australis to produce goods cheaply. The king falls ill and dies and his son Mattias is crowned king of Italia. However, he is killed by a bout of the plague that strikes Venice which leads to his brother, Tsar Macro I of Russia, taking the Italian throne as well. As a result, Italian-Russian relations become friendly as the two realms now share a ruler. He also decides to bring Italia and her vassals and allies into the wars in Central Asia to support Russia.
  • United River Tribes of the Lakota: The Lakota continue to expand at 10,000 sq km westward towards the Plains Lakota, but as of last year we decided to expand towards the German colony of Nuer Berlin, (German's Great Lake Colony), and now have a border with the colony and thus Germany.
    • Too fast and metagaming. The Lakota do not know that the Germans exist yet and you can't modernize in a few years. It should take a couple of decades after you reach the colony and there will be conflict between those that wish to retain the old ways and those that want the new ways.
    • How's that metagaming? I've amde contact with them a few years ago and my expansion has given me a common border with them.
  • Carthage and Cyrencia continue to expand the military and navy. Continue to establish and improve public and common areas. Create a large marketplace in Carthage.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders 10,000 km south toward Kitara, and expands its military and economy. The vassals of Adal and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km each. The infrastructure of Maynila and Khmer Koch are extended, and the development of the economy in Yemen continues. Most of Yemeni population is shown to speak Amharic, and nearly half of the population is a descendant of Ethiopian colonists or related to one by way of marriage. The colony of Borona is expanded by 250 km, and the colony of Koräbta Däset expanded by 250 km. The colony of Wärqama is expanded by 1000 km and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb expanded by 500 km. Development of the hybrid Ethiopian and Hindi architecture continues, with most cities home to some form of the building style. The encouragement of Amharic in Sudan begins to take hold, with many of the people speaking the language. Ethiopia begins to court the Yoruba kingdom, offering protection of the kingdom from rivals and the threat of colonization, and swears to defend it from any invaders. The Yoruba are offered protectorate status within the Ethiopian Empire.
  • Russia, receiving angered responses from the Cossacks, declare war, the entire Russian realm helps in some way, and the Russian military starts with some early success, successfully engaging the Cossacks and winning many victories. Meanwhile, the colonies expand 2500 sq km each. Russia is happy for better relations with Italy.-Lx (leave me a message) 20:24, May 21, 2013 (UTC)
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and Apache, as well as the Lakota.  The offer made to Italia still stands. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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. One notable family is the Juun family, located in Azteca. They control much of the exchange and trade of cash crops in the region. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • The Apache continue trade and farming. The nation expands 8000 km southeast, towards better water sources.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's economies grow, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. The School system grows.
  • Mali: Mali expands 10,000 sq km south. The military expands. Vassalization continues with the Wolof, Mossi and Gabu nations. Military expeditionary forces are sent to the chaotic Borgu and Hausa states.
    • Netherlands send emissaries to ask for exclusive trade pact.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy after it allows the Caliphate to use ports in Sinai freely to trade with Europe. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well. Sultan Muhammad bin Said II also meets with the New Persian leadership and forms a new trade deal with them.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy. Emir Ahmed of Medina returns from the Levant after signing the new Sinai port usage deal. This deal ensures that the Muslim bloc can easily trade with Europe and it helps brings a large amount of European goods into Arabia via Sinai.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military after Sultan Abdul-Razzaq begins plotting a new plan to expand his power. He asks for a meeting with the Dimurats too.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy after the colonization fleet returns home saying that Australian colonization isn't profitable enough. Sultan Faisal still believing in his colonization dream orders another expedition but this time to go visit Eastern Africa. However later on in the year, Sultan Faisal dies following a heart attack and his son, Hanbal ascends to the throne as Sultan Hanbal the first. Sultan Hanbal decides not to pursue his father's dream of colonization for the immediate future as he decides to address the social problems in Kuwait first.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new ferry system increases trade within the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands its military as troops are sent to help the Southern Sheikdoms after the Welsh border agreement talks seem to stagnate.
  • The Lithuanians continue to expand their military to prepare for the war in Prussia.
  • Luxembourg expands its military. Luxembourg asks the Confederation if Luxembourg can receive greater autonomy.

1709

As it would be known in future years, the Great Frost of 1709, sees one of the harshest winters on record bring great cold despair to Europe. Many people die in the cold and several rivers freeze up, ruining trade.

  • Portugal, Granada, Aragon, Castille, León and Navarra's economies improve. Meanwhile in Navarra, the Prince of Viana, Juan Felipe de Comminges-Guitaut y Lara, is married to Blanca de Vargas, daughter of Pedro VII de Vargas, Count of Madrid. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and Moçambique expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, Índia expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, the Espiritosantians are finally defeated by the Emboabas. However, the viceroy of Brasil, Sancho de Haro, Count of Vimioso, intervenes, deposes Manuel Nunes Viegas, but retains the administrative structure. Eventually, the capitania of Espírito Santo is divided into Espírito Santo and the capitania of Minas Gerais. Meanwhile, São Vicente expands 4300 sq km, and meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Santa Maria expands 1850 sq km, and Paraná expands 2350 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into the islands off Kamchatka into the OTL Bering Sea by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built in Reiuzi. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2500 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km and Kazami expands by 200 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the Soga clan continues to fight against the Mononobe clan. The clean up continues in Kasodani. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • The Lithuanians continue to expand their military to prepare for the war in Prussia.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy after it allows the Caliphate to use ports in Sinai freely to trade with Europe. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues. Unrest begins to grow in the Kingdom as nationalist politicians grow in number.[15]The Arabian Federation's current internal borders.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well. Sultan Muhammad bin Said II returns from Persia and holds a meeting with the Sheik council to discuss the growing Indian imperialist presence in Persia.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy. Emir Ahmed of Medina this year announces a new university programme similar to that of the Arabian Federation, in that each Sheikdom state will have its own University.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military after Sultan Abdul-Razzaq begins plotting a new plan to expand his power. He sets sail to meet the Dimurat leadership to discuss his plan, too.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Sultan Hanbal also requests an audience with Dutch Persia colonial officials to discuss a new border deal which would see the Sultanate of Kuwait return to its pre-Persian Mesopotamia (pre 1680) borders. This is done in response to many families protesting that the Dutch have stolen their family's land and they call for an invasion of Dutch Persia. Sultan Hanbal, ever the peaceful ruler, decides that diplomacy would be best, and he sets off to meet with Dutch colonial officials to discuss a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new ferry system increases trade within the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands its military as troops are sent to help the Southern Sheikdoms after the Welsh border agreement talks seem to stagnate.
    • Offer a counter-proposal?
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and Apache, as well as the Lakota. Aid is sent to Europe, providing food and other supplies to aid the frozen nations. The offer made to Italia still stands. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
    • I responded in your 1705 post.
    • Sorry, didn't see it.
    • The Mayan Empire considers the offer, and concludes that it is simply too much land, and the Cabinets are not willing to sell it.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam agrees to recognize Welsh sovereignty over the islands of Yu'arik'nam Yagich and Tuch'huelpe Yagich (De Mor Tir - OTL Falklands), on the condition that the Selk'nam settlers be allowed to remain in their homes, that Selk'nam ships will be allowed to continue to port at Yu'arik'nam Yagich Yagich, and that Selk'nam culture and language will be respected in the city of Yu'arik'nam Yagich Yagich by the Welsh authorities. Five dozen of the finest woolly guanacos are presented to the Welsh governor by Prince Consort Tuch'huelpe, who sails to the islands himself to complete the negotiations. He sails home about four Welsh ships of the line which, have been gifted to the Selk'nam as payment. He declares, "In the name of the Great Chief Chongat Yagich, Great Chief Over all the Guanaco Herds and Lord of the Fish, we will recognize your haruwin, and we thank you for allowing our people to bring our guanacos here and fish your waters. Our two great peoples will forge a great friendship, and we are only now beginning!" Tuch'huelpe orders his emmissaries to enter immediate negotiations on an agreement with the WTC-WSFO that will allow the Welsh to operate in Selk'nam waters in exchange for assisting in the development of an indigenous sealing and whaling industry. Meanwhile, the Ko'nip colony is expanded with yet another ten boatloads of settlers, expanding by 1800 sq mi to encompass the entire southern half of K'onip Yagich island (OTL South Georgia). The wooly guanacos prosper in the cold environment and are bred to be even hairier to protect against the cold and provide extra wool for the people of K'onip. The Great Circus of Ona Yagich sails to De Mor Tir for a series of performances. The dancing guanacos leap through great hoops of fire while the seals clap and balance balls on their noses - in the final stunt of the last performance, Prince Consort Tuch'huelpe himself (in town for negotiations) surprises the crowd by standing atop a galloping guanaco, doing backflips as the animal runs through an obstacle course that has been set aflame (Note: would prefer that Wales mentions this as a cultural event - yes, there is a method to the madness. The rules say I can't control your people so here's hoping they like the show :-P ). The leader of the circus hears through Welsh connections of the existence of a land called Argentium, and asks if it might be possible for him to take the circus there as well.
  • Wales continues its war in Leinster, and the Irish are continually losing battles. Welsh generals offer the King of Leinster a peace where he may remain King, only as a Welsh vassal, and he refuses. The Welsh army is then given orders to utterly demolish the large city of Swords (Sord Cholmcille), a city 13 km north of Dublin. The town is burned to the ground, and all men 14-70 are killed, as well as all women 20-30. We then begin the march down to Dublin, and offer the previous terms, and the King accepts, bringing peace back to the realm. Meanwhile in Fulani lands, a civil war breaks out, which threatens to ruin all Welsh plans in the area. A young Wodaabe warlord challenged the current Fulani chieftain, and the nation is split - one-third for the old ruler, one-third for the new ruler, and one-third apathetic. Both leaders have promised to kill their host of supporters, so Welsh missionaries travel to both camps to try to teach them civility. The WTC is told to tread on light feet, and to use this to their advantage. They are expected to have a puppet ruler in place by 1711. The Great  Frost, as many Europeans are calling it, has very minimal effects in Wales, but supplies are sent to Brittany, which was hit the hardest, but still not terribly. Some profit driven individuals sell their farms and decide to sell their surplus crops to people of Germany and central Europe, expanding the middle class. Work on Avalon continues.
  • Cornwall's official language is now both Welsh and Cornish, with Welsh being more and more dominant and Cornish being more and more reserved for tradition. Lincoln and York resume talks of unification, and thus becoming more powerful together, when the new Duke of York decides to open up if he may be offered the spot as King of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Wales (probably to be caled Lloegr, England, or Angland.)Scotland keeps on growing as it becomes a power to the north, which will insure that York and Lincoln can always be kept in check. UlsterMunster and Connacht all directly fight against the King of Leinster until the peace, so they all have negative relations with Leinster. Ulster/Connacht feels that they only need Leinster to unite Eire/Ireland, while Munster feels that they need it to survive and not be usurped by the Ulster nobility.Brittany experiences mild starvation, but Welsh food surplus is sent down before people can die.
  • The WTC decide to back the Wodaabe warlord, and send their personal troops to fight the old King's military from the coast. He is effectively surrounded, since the WTC have pushed him inland, and the Wodaabe have pushed him to the coast, and he now occupies only Tambacounda as his final stronghold. De Mor Tir grows 3000 sq km, and Aber Dinas grows by 1000 sq km. The WTC-WSFO grows immensely, since the agreement with the Selk'nam. People in De Mor Tir are amazed by the Selk'nam circus, and begin to see the local Atlanians as friends, and not savages. Some, however, (especially in mainland Wales), want to see them converted to Christianity, so  the Governor of De Mor Tir asks the Prince of the Selk'nam if Catholic missionaries would be allowed to enter Selk'nam lands.
  • UMSHM: The entire nation is gripped with the Great Frost during the start of the year. Despite the Government issuing a state of emergency, distributing free grain and fire fuel to the most needy and other methods, many still die, especially in the East. The eight-year-old King-Duke, his entourage and the entire government moves to the Westernmost point of the nation to escaoe the worst of the cold. Despite the protestations of the Chief Minister, the young monarch refuses to leave the country for the much warmer states of the Cobnfederation, making the rather grown-up anouncement that he will not let his people freeze without freezing with them. After the long winter, work begins on rebuilding agriculture and the economy. In the early months of spring, the government distrivutes what remaining seeds they have amongst the farmers in order to have the maximum possible output this year. Grain is also bought from the other states of the Confederation. The army is sent into Anhalt, where local order broke down during the winter. The prince is restored to power, and agricultural experts are sent to help the vassal's farms get back onto their feet. The Bundesrat of the Confederation is slightly befuddled by Luxemburg's request for more autonomy. It already has the right to: its own army, its own navy, collecting its own taxes and complete control over internal affairs. It is even allowed to conduct its own international relations, so long as they are not contradictory to the relations of the confederation. If it has any particular rights in mind, Luxemburg is welcome to propose it in the Bundesrat. In Africa, the SAC (unaffected by the cold snap) again do not expand their holdings, instead focusing on improving trade relations with the natives, and on assisting the HWMO to convert them. In Australis, the REIAC expands on Hans (otl melville) Island, and, thanks to the help of the aboriginal priests of the HWMO, signs treaties with the locals, and begins trading with them. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The city is hit reasonably hard by the great cold, but thanks to the monastical gardens and farms, many ordinary people are spared the worst. Missionary activity expands on the Aru Islands, Hans Island and Saint Boniface. 
  • Italia, being much further south, is unaffected by the cold snap. Aid is sent to Germany, the Confederation and Bavaria. Wine crops which are sensitive to temperature changes, produce a very bitter crop this year. Italia continues to implement various agricultural reforms increases the population size and also promoting urbanization. The air furnace is developed in Treviso where many people are moving to in order to get closer to the capital and centre of the kingdom. The military is improved and several great bombards are commissioned from the foundaries of Constantinople. The Aymaras and Nya Gyptios expand by 10,000 sq km inland. Malacca and Siam expand by 5000 sq km in Sumatra and Malay respectively. Nuovo Brescia expands by 8500 sq km linking the Torres Strait Islands and Cape York to the main segment of territory in Australis. The Japanese colony of Tokaido is given back to the Mononobe Shogunate after a brief period of reconstruction and removal of the Koori influences. The Bosphorous is also declared as a free trade zone for Russia and Germany although Italian laws still apply and Italia reserves the right to close the straits if national security is at risk (e.g. pandemics, invasions, pirates, etc)
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko thanks Italia, and Tokaido is annexed back into a colony. In return the Shogun pays 2,000,000 Yen.
  • United River Tribes of the Lakota: Since a few years ago Lakota tribesmen made contact with the Mayans, Germans, and several other tribes, and still Lakota has only minimal technology. We ask the Mayans for their technology so that Lakota may one day be a strong nation. Lakota military buildup continues and we continue to expand by 10,000 sq km. Our common border with the Germans grows a bit, and the border is now about 50 km long. But otherwise, we focus our efforts on expanding west toward our brothers in the Plain Lakota tribes.
    • The Mayan Empire agrees to a technology trade deal
  • Caribbean Kingdom: The Caribbean Kingdom sends a fleet of merchant ships and war ships to the Mayans.  Military buildup starts.  The capitol is made on Puerto Rico.  The temperature drops in the nation because of the temperature north, and trade ships are barred from going north of Florida.  We ask the Mayan's for a military agreement and trade deal.
  • Cyprus takes control of some of the former lands in the Kingdom of Rome as a part of the agreement with Italia. Control is passed over at the height of the Great Frost, which is affecting what was formerly Southern Rome, now christened Southern Anatolia by the Cypriots, as well as Cyprus and Crete. Grain is exported to Southern Anatolia to feed the people, who fear that their grain may run out, in an attempt to make them more pro-Cypriot. Cyrenaica is less affected by the Great Frost, and therefore receives less aid than other years, partially due to the diversion of aid to Anatolia and partially due to Cyrenaica's economy slowly developing and are now able to export items such as dates to surrounding areas. The Cypriot management of the Great Frost sways the population to a pro-Cypriot stance. The Cypriots also introduce various new strains of wheat to plant to combat against disease. Some old Greek Orthodox churches are revamped, especially in the major cities of Attaleia (Antalya), Adana, Bodrum and Dalaman, as well as the islands ceded to Cyprus, specifically Kos and Rhodes. New Greek Orthodox Churches also are built in Cyrenaica, due to the Greek Orthodox population reaching 12% of Cypriot-held Cyrenaica. For the first time a church is built outside Benghazi, specifically in the town of Al-Baida, where a small Greek Orthodox population has formed. The King also reorganises the regions and provinces of Cypriot-held territory in the Mediterranean, with Cyrenaica staying under Cypriot control. The newly-gained lands of Southern Anatolia are split into three provinces: Bodrum, Attaleia and Adana, all under Cypriot control. However, all islands in the Aegean are given to Crete, including Kos and Rhodes. Cyprus also expands its army and navy slightly, with some former Romans joining the Cypriot-Cretan army ranks. Romans are encouraged to spread their culture within Cyprus, along with Cyrenaica, and are also encouraged to emigrate to Cypriot colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km.
    • I believe there may be a misunderstanding. I am keeping the offshore islands in the Aegean but giving you the Southern coast of Rome. Scandinator (talk)
  • Crete formally takes control of the islands of Kos and Rhodes, as well as Karpathos and Kalymnos. Cretans also attempt to set up a farming project much like Cyprus' one in Anatolia, as well as helping to restore the churches.
  • China expands its military and economy, as well as their industry. Taking a look at their territories, China comes to the conclusion that the Philippines colony is simply not profitable. It is offered to the holder of the larger colony on the archipelago, Ethiopia, for a modest fee and a non-aggression treaty. Meanwhile, New Manchuria expands by 4000 sq km while New Harbin, Zulu and Baitudu expand by 1000 sq km each.
    • Ethiopia agrees to the sell off the northern colony, but the Emperor states he must think about the matter of a non-aggression treaty.
    • China: Only when both criteria are met will we sell the colony.
    • After much thought, Ethiopia accepts both deals.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by10,000 km, and the military and economy are expanded. The development of the infrastructure in Maynila and Yemen continue, and the military and economy of Khmer Koch are expanded as well. The southern Maori vassal begins the progress Ethiopization, with the teaching of Ethiopian ideals and language in the publics, and the colonization of the land by Ethiopian citizens. The vassals of Adal and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km each, and the colony of Borona and Koräbta Däset are expanded by 250 km each. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 1000 km, and the colony of Warqama expanded by 500 km.
    • Italia offers to purchase Tasmania in return for the Horn of Africa. 
    • Ethiopia: Declines the purchase.
    • No worries Scan, your homeland will remain protected. I simply feel that Tasmania is too important to my long term goals to give up. ~Viva
  • Myami: Army is expanded, and the tribe is building fortresses in the national borders, in order to protect the country form invaders.
  • Carthage: Continues to improve its navy and military. The public sector begins to be built up and relations improve with the people.
  • Cyrencaia: Builds up its naval forces. Asks Crete and Cyprus for a trade agreement. 
  • Normandy: The military expands. The Alaskan and Hudson Bay colonies expand by 500 sq km. In the summer, more diplomats are sent to Beja, and discussions arise concerning Normandy transforming Beja into a Norman protectorate. Norman diplomats are then sent to Morocco, most likely on the same mission. The crippling winter of 1709 is disastrous. At least 700 die in Rouen, and 600 in Cherbourg, from the crippling cold and food shortages.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km. Meanwhile, the extradinarly harsh winter ends up causing a famine, but despite it, after the long period with the request for vassalization unanswered by Toulouse, the King takes that as a refusal, and declares war on Toulouse again.
  • Mali: Mali accepts the Netherlands trade deal. The vassalization of Wolof, Gabu and Mossi continue, and the blockade surrounding Borgu and Hausa also continue. The military expands as Mali pushes 10,000 sq km east.
  • Germany expands its military. We invade the Lakota and they agree to become our vassal. (We don't need an algorithm because we agreed on the ending.) Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km towards Eriksmark, which expands 1500 sq km. The two have met up and their expansion is now inwards towards the eastern end of Eriksmark. Vinland expands 1500 sq km on the mainland. The freezeover heavily affects Norway and Sweden and we hear of a new technology from Venice but show no interest in it. Austria is officially connected to Germany this year and the Duke of Austria is removed as a title and merged with the titles of the Kaiser, now Emperor of the Germanic Lands, Emperor and Caesar of Brandenburg, Great King of Courland and Lauenburg, King of East Poland, Protector and Defender of Norway and of Sweden and of Denmark, Archduke of Luxembourg and West Poland, and Duke of Austria.
    • You can't invade because you can't reach them.
    • It's literally a one-day march. What is your problem with that?
    • And I, DeanSims, accept the war's end and my vassalization by Germany. We already had a common border, anyway.
  • Georgia tries to approach personal union with Persia for the greater good of both nations. We sends lots of gifts and stuff to Persia. We also expand our military.
  • russia survives because of its colonies and the Ukraine, but barely. The advance in the Kuban is slower, because of the unusual cold, but the Russian people survive. Russia gets some help from Italy which contributes to good relations and Russia's survival. However, 1000 people are reported dead because of the cold. Thankfully most crops are not ruined.

1710

  • [16]Portugal, Granada, Navarra, León, Castille and Aragon's economies improve. The winter does not affect the Iberian peninsula much, and Meanwhile, Aragon joins France's side on the third war, and ends up dragging the other five countries on the peninsula into the war, as Portugal helps Aragon. In Aragon, Alfons VI commands the army again. However, the Aragonese amies advance with ease, and with few months, Toulouse is captured. Albi is also captured again. Meanwhile in Navarra, Blanca de Vargas gives birth to a girl, who is named Joana. Meanwhile in León, Urraca, the second daughter of Ramiro IV, marries Juan Méndez de Haro, second son of Diego VI Méndez de Haro, Duke of Montoro. Meanwhile, Teresa, Ramiro's eldest daughter, marries Juan Pérez de Guzmán, grandson of Juan VIII Pérez de Guzmán, the Duke of Medina Sidonia. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands by 600 sq km, Moçambique expands 500 sq km south, and India expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 4300 sq km.
    • Wales offers to buy Sofala and Mocambique., and will pay 5000 African slaves and the OTL equivalent of $2,000,000. We are asking to buy the central, and northern East African colonies.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into the islands off Kamchatka into the OTL Bering Sea by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. In the Tojiko colony, the civil war ends between the Soga and Mononobe clans and a treaty is signed between them. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko secretly sends supplies to support Wales.
  • Wales builds its military after the Great War and the Welsh-Leinster War. In addition, the economy grows, in large part due to the WTC-WSFO, which has begun to become very successful as valuables are taken from the colony of De Mor Tir, and sent back to the homeland. Meanwhile, the Fulani-Wodaabe war continues, and the Wodaabe warrior who leads the rebellion finally captures the Fulani chief, and severs his head, declaring ,"This is what we will do to all Fulani who oppose me!" The warrior-chief meets with the Governor of the WTC himself, and agrees that his nation will be part of the Welsh Empire. The Chief then decides to kill off all non-Wodaabe citizens, which outrages many Welsh nationals, but many are convinced that they fewer natives there will be, the easier the settlement will be. Work on Avalon continues.
  • Cornwall now mainly identifies themselves as a Welsh nation, with Cornish influence, and not the other way around. Welsh officials hear this, and talk begin of a merger and consolidation. York and Lincoln continue to talk of unification, and Scotland grows its own economy, with Edinburgh emerging as a powerful city. Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster continue to be plagued by internal bickering over which nation should form the core of the nation of Eire/Ireland. Currently, the King of Ulster and Connacht has the upper hand, and his son's marriage with the Crown Princess of Munster seems to solidify this situation. Brittany recovers from the Frost, which had some little damage.
  • The WTC expands De Mor Tir 3000 sq km into the mainland of Atlantia, and Aber Dinas the same amount up to the north, closer to OTL Darwin. Fulani's infrastructure grows, and they prepare to expand northward soon.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy after it allows the Caliphate to use ports in Sinai freely to trade with Europe. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues. Unrest begins to grow in the Kingdom as nationalist politicians grow in number. The King calls for a meeting to discuss greater regional autonomy.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well. Sultan Muhammad bin Said II decides to send diplomats to China to obtain an alliance and trading pact to lower the price of Chinese goods in Arabia, following an increased demand for Chinese exports in the Middle east.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military. Emir Ahmed of Medina also announces the Caliphate will expand the presence of Islam and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military after Sultan Abdul-Razzaq decides to invade the Persian Empire to expand his Sultanate at the expense of the Persians.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Sultan Hanbal demands an audience with Dutch Persia colonial officials to discuss a new border deal which would see the Sultanate of Kuwait return to its pre-Persian Mesopotamia (pre 1680) borders. This is done in response to many families protesting that the Dutch have stolen their family's land and they call for an invasion of Dutch Persia. Sultan Hanbal, ever the peaceful ruler, decides that diplomacy would be best, and he sets off to meet with Dutch colonial officials to discuss a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the new ferry system increases trade within the Maldives.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands its military as troops are sent to help the Southern Sheikdoms after the Welsh border agreement talks seem to stagnate. The Sheik council hold a meeting to discuss what the Republic will do. After much discussion, the expansionists, Southern Sheiks and pro-Islamists win out, and the Republic decide that they will not accept anything less than full Muslim rule over Madagascar. The Republic declares war on Wales and invades the Welsh colony. The Republic tells Wales that peace can be found if the Welsh abandon their Madagascar colony, and if they surrender soon, the Republic will even compensate Wales for losing their colony. That deal is open until the end of this year.
    • Wales asks Ethiopia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Orissa to join me to defend this nation, and Orissa would gain the Maldives, Germany would gain Baghdad, the Netherlands would gain Kuwait and the Arab Persian sheikdoms, and Ethiopia would gain lands in Oman and the greater Federation.
    • You're fighting against the Republic of Comchellak, not the Arabian Federation. My other nations are just helping out an ally.
    • Germany will not.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and Apache, as well as the Lakota. The Chambers decide that some land from Xaman will be incorporated into the Empire to make up for direct revenue brought in by lands lost in the war. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno begins expanding 5000 km east.
  • Georgia also declares war on Persia.
  • Cyprus continues to develop its economy. Anatolians begin to be drafted into the Cypriot-Cretan army, in an attempt to portray a sense of unity between the four different ethnic groups of Cyprus (Cyrenaicans, Anatolians, Cretans, Cypriots). Aid and missionaries are sent to both Cyrenaica and Anatolia. However, Anatolia has recovered well from the great frost and is nearly self-sufficient. Anatolia also exports some wheat to surrounding countries. Churches in Anatolia continue to be refurbished. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. 
  • UMSHM: Life gets back to normal in the realm, and Italia is thanked profusely for its support during the last winter. The royal court moves back to Dresden. Troops remain in Anhalt to keep the peace. The Chief Minister proposes to the Confederation that all member-states embark on a massive mordernisation of their armies. It is accepted, and work will begin next year. Meanwhile in Africa, the SAC expands the colony, but only by half their maximum potential. In Australis, the Hans Island colony expands, now encompassing a large portion of the island. Due to Welsh expansion in the area, the Bishop of Australis requests that the Saint Bomiface Mission be annexed to the REIAC, on behalf of Saxony. The Commandant of the colony agrees, and the deed is done. (Saint Boniface is on the mainland, quite close to Hans [OTL Melville] Island). In diplomacy, Germany is asked if the borders of Saxon Norway can be officially delineated so it can appear on official maps.
    • I'll add it to the next map.
  • Prrimatial City of Magdeburg: Missionary activity continues in Australis, Africa and the Aru Islands. The Bishop is glad of the protection he hopes the annexation will provide for the missions. 
  • United River Tribes of Lakota: With the German victory in the previous war Great Chief Toloto manages to convince the Germans after they occupy the capitol that Lakota will agree to be vassal in return for letting Lakota control a majority of internal affairs and getting European technology. Also, several marriages occur between the Chief's Royal family and some German soldiers, and this will forever fuse German and Lakota bloodlines as now some of the people of royalty are half German, Military buildup begins again and we begin to integrate modern European tech into our nation slowly.
    • You can't be invaded by Germany because they have no way to reach you. It's against the rules. You can't take territory from some place if you don't have a border with them or you can't reach them by sea. Note we only include sea and rivers that are shown on the map. This is good common law for our game so it isn't allowed.
    • We have a common border.
    • Dean, all you've done is add your nation to make this convenient for yourself. The Lakota would be focused around North and South Dakota because that is where they are from. Your map has them focused around Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Ergo, your map is wrong and biased. You don't border them, meaning your entire last post is irrelevent.
    • FINE! WHAT CAN I POST!
    • Something like building up your military or expanding. I dunno, it's up to you; just make sure it's a legal move.
    • Mississippi River, no? ~ Scraw
  • Italia continues to expand its economy with construction of new Venetian-style forts along the Anatolian coast bringing migrants and wealth. Ethnic Turks are invited to migrate east as many are swayed by small but generous gifts from the King. The Nuovo Brescia colony expands by 8500 sq km along the Queensland coastline while Siam and the Malaccas expand by 5000 sq km each. Plans for a border are drawn out with Siam potentially returning much of Malacca's former territory once the full realm comes under Malaccan control. The Aymaras expand inland by 10,000 sq km and Italia protests the Portuguese claims to the southern Aymara border region. Nya Gyptios expands by 10,000 sq km. An official census in the Nya Gyptios state reveals that many of its settlers are Italian with most of the ethnic Egyptians having migrated back to the Levantine Kingdom now that the area has stablized.
    • What do you mean by protesting my "claims"?
    • I'm not happy with your colonization of my border region.
    • If by that you mean the western extension of Rio da Prata on your border, I assure you that the point that is the northernmost part of that extension is the farthest north it will get.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara, and expands its military and economy. The vassal of Adal is expanded by 10,000 km toward the southeast and Warsangali expanded by 10,000 km to the east. The colony of Borona is expanded by 250 km, and the colony of Koräbta Däset expanded by 250 km as well. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 1500 km. The development of infrastructure in Khmer Koch is expanded and the teaching of Amharic continues throughout the vassal. The development of Tasmania and the South Maori Kingdom continue as well, with the slow destruction of the local culture as it is replaced by those of Ethiopian origin. The population of Ethiopia continues to grow in the colonies and vassals, with that of Maynila largely of Ethiopian descent. The completing of the imperial resevoirs to prevent drought are completed, and the Emperor proclaims that the danger of drought which had plagued their forefathers is no longer an issue for the Empire.
  • Carthage: The King becomes very sickly due to the change in weather. While not drastic in the area, it is enough to cripple the King's health. After a few weeks he dies, The Queen, wishing to keep her country safe, begins to look for a new husband. Naval forces continue to increase.
    • The second son of the German Kaiser is offered.
    • The King of Italia & Russia is currently seeking a bride.
  • Cyrencaia: Shocked by the death of the king in Carthage, the upper royal family offers its condolences, and the king's son and daughters and in-laws send much aid to the Queen and the public. Relationship with the public continues to improve. 
  • River Lakota: We expand 10,000 sq km westward toward our brothers in the Plains. Military is built up and we begin to hear a trickle of news about great nations in the east invading and conquering other great tribes. We offer other local tribes around us an alliance and begin trying to vassalize local tribes that are nearby the Lakota. Military research on new weapons begins.
  • Myami: For security reasons, chief Tetinchoua asks for alliance with Brandenburg, making sure they won't.
  • Dimurats: Enters the war against the Arabian Federation. Military, economy, infrastructure, and the Hindu population continues to grow.
  • The Lithuanians continue to expand their military to prepare for the war in Prussia.
  • The Great Haruwin of hte Selk'nam completes its settlement of the island of K'onip Yagich (OTL South Georgia) by sending yet another ten boatloads of settlers to inhabit the Northern half of the island - thus bringing the entire island under Selk'nam control. Chongat Yagich agrees to let Welsh Catholic missionaries into the Selk'nam lands, although skeptical of the religion himself. He also commissions the costruction of a Taoist temple in Miyako Yagich, supposedly to serve the population of traders from Miyako, but also to give himself exposure to differnent religions of the surrounding area, so that he may evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Several of the traditional shamans are outraged, but Chongat Yagich merely declares that, "if our gods be true, then there is no threat. If we are wrong, then is it not best that we know?" Chongat Yagich privately commits himself to study both the Catholic Bible and the Tao Te Ching.  The great circus returns home to cheering crowds after their tour of De Mor Tir and announces plans to return once every two years. Prince Consort Tuch'heulpe convinces Great Chief Chongat Yagich that in order to stabilize the region, there must be a comprehensive peace and trade agreement between the Selk'nam, the Mononobe Shogunate and Wales. Emissaries are sent to both Miyako and De Mor Tir in hopes of forging contact between Japan and Wales to facilitate a trade route from Japan to Europe.
  • The war goes on. The army takes longer to organize itself than in the previous war, and thus, the Occitan forces do most of the fighting on Toulousian soil, by the time that Alfons VI of Aragon captured Toulouse, already holding the region of Gévaudan, and a French army already ocupying Rouergue. After Toulouse's capture, not long after the Toulousians surrender, with most of their territory annexed by Occitania. After the war ends, the French King decides to put the proposed alliance denominated "French confederation" in practice, and declares its formation, for now, encompassing La Marche and France itself. Normandy is invited to join the "confederation".Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km.
  • China expands its military and economy. The Philippine colony is prepared for the new leadership, with full ownership transferring to Ethiopia by June. Meanwhile, New Manchuria and Dongfang both expand by 4000 sq km while New Harbin, Baitudu, and Yuanshan all expand by 1000 sq km.
  • With the whole nation under one cirriculum, all students begins to be taught the same subjects. Cebunese and Ethiopian are both learned by school students while German, Khmer and Italia are offered as optional languages. Scientists continue to work in the field of biology, innoculating many citizens of the country. The white population on Matama continues to grow as a baby boom continues in the nation. The NOC continues to trade more with Italia. The SOC steps down into normal trading once more, and increases its flow of traffic to earn greater profits. The Raja of Brunei continues to govern his nation well, while missionaries use the Caliphate scapegoat and how Islam is not the word of God as they caused so much bloodshed to convert people. More convert. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The Maharajya occupies the colony of Aquataine in South America, and claim it for Patagoshina. With the territoriy division going well, the Army is used to consolidate captured positions. 
  • Mataram pumps propaganda into its conquered territories, to create a sense of Mataramism. The spice trade continues to make merchants profitable and trading between it and Orissa grows. Mataram continues to grow closer to Brunei.
  • THe second year of war in the Cossack lands is much more fruitful than the last, Russia manages to take the entire Kuban coastline, and is narrowing down on their capital. At this point, the Cossacks have no chance at a comeback.
  • Germany expands its military. Mysore, Travancore and Lanka all send GEAT Co. fleets to help invade Persia, hoping for an expanded coast. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km towards Eriksmark and Eriksmark expands 2000 sq km towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1000 sq km along the coast of the mainland. Western Poland is expanded to Germany proper the rest is left alone.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.

1711

  • Portugal, León, Castille, Aragon, Navarra and Granada's economies improve. Meanwhile in León, Teresa Ramírez de Lara, eldest daughter of Ramiro IV, dies in childbirth. The child is also lost. Meanwhile, her younger sister, Urraca, gives birth to a boy, named Diego. Meanwhile in Portugal, Megan of Wales gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile in Navarra, Nuño IV, Duke of Vizcaya, dies with no issue, and the ducal title goes to his sister Maria Yañez de Lara, and, by jure uxoris, to her husband, Lope Garcia de Haro. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 200 sq km. Índia also expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4500 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expand 3350 sq km, and Paraná expands 1150 sq km.
    • Wales offers to buy Sofala and Mocambique., and will pay 6000 African slaves and the OTL equivalent of $2,500,000. We are asking to buy the central, and northern East African colonies.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into the islands off Kamchatka into the OTL Bering Sea by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko continues to secretly send supplies to support Wales.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: The settlement at K'onip continues forging itself into a city as it constructs foritifications and deepens its local agricultural industry. Processes of preserving meat, fish and vegetables are invented to help pull the settlement through their long winters. A process of harvesting and drying kelp is invented to take advantage of the bountiful amounts of seaweed around the island, providing an important source of vitamins and nutrients for the growing population. Catholic missionaries find success among the population, especially on the island of K'onip, where it is rumored that one in ten of the settlers has become Catholic. A Capuchin Franciscan monastery is constructed on a small island just North of K'onip Yagich (OTL Bird Island), by a converted Selk'nam friar named Yuma'ach, a former bandit, who has taken the Christian name "Maughold" after St. Maughold of the Isle of Man (a sea pirate converted by St. Patrick). Rumors circulate that Chongat Yagich has removed his head shaman from court, and while nothing is confirmed, it is rumored that the Chief has been keeping company with Franciscans affiliated with Friar Maughold. In the west of the country, the impact of the missionaries is less pronounced, as Taoist ideas from Miyako have a strong influence on the population and a form of syncretism has arisen. Local Shamans performing traditional "Hain" ceremonies (where men of the village dress up as attacking spirits to initiate young boys) have begun staging Hain where the spirits are turned away by a man dressed as Lao Tzu reciting passages from the Tao Te Ching.  
  • Normandy: Normandy graciously accepts France's offer into the Confederation. The military expands. Beja enters a protectorate of Normandy, and envoys are sent to Morocco to discuss similar status with Normandy.
    • Germany's territory of Gibraltar would kindly ask that Morocco be left alone.
  • UMSHM: The first election of the "New style" Landtag, for which middle-class men are allowed to vote, takes place. The progressive government of Chief Minister Hans is returned with a majority of seats. In Confederational matters, work begins on the modernisation of the armies. New uniforms, new weapons and new tactics are all worked on, and a committee of the highest-ranking officers of each military are in charge of the operation. An emphasis is put on almost every infantryman having a musket. The new Saxon uniform consists of a light green overcoat with white facings (gold for officers), white breeches and a mitre cap. In Africa, the SAC expands northwards along the coast half their maximum amount. The Netherlands are asked if an agreement could be reached limiting the Kongo's Northward expansion. In Australis, the REIAC manages to take control of most of Hans (OTL Melville) Island, and the territory of Saint Boniface expands East a bit (along the bay facing Hans Island). 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Under the official protection of the REIAC, the missionary activity around Saint Boniface and on Hans Island is expanded. The mission on the Aru Islands manages to get more converts, and a small school is set up teaching converts Christianity, and, is they wish, the German language and culture.
  • River Lakota: We expand 10,000 sq km westward toward our brothers in the Plains. Military is built up and we begin to hear a trickle of news about great nations in the east invading and conquering other great tribes. We offer other local tribes around us an alliance and continue trying to vassalize local tribes that are nearby the Lakota. Military research on new weapons continues.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Surplus food aid and missionaries are sent to Cyrenaica and Anatolia, and Greek Orthodox churches continue to be refurbished in Anatolia, as well as new churches being built in Cyrenaica, where the Greek Orthodox level in and out of the Cypriot-held territory respectively is 15% and 10%. Greek also begins to be introduced into Anatolian schools as a mandatory second language. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1500 sq km, and Nea Lemesos expands by 1100 sq km.
  • Crete develops its economy and sends aid and missionaries to Cyrenaica and Anatolia. 
  • Wales devotes all materials and supplies, as well as all active and reserve duty troops to go to Caer Anial and to fight the Muslim jihadists. The troops are actively fighting in combat with Comchellakians and Arabians. King Gavin III personally travels to Provence to ask the Pope to call a crusade against the Arabian Federation.
  • Cornwall, York, Lincoln, Scotland, Brittany, Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster all send their troops and resources down to fight the Comchellak threat. Plans for unification of various vassal states are halted until the war stops.
  • The WTC hires mercenaries and uses its own troops to help fight down in Caer Anial. They also expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. Fulani expands by 10,000 sq km to the north.
  • Wales calls France, Germany, Bavaria, Netherlands, Ethiopia, Portugal, the Selk'nam, Russia, and all other willing nations to join the war, or at least send troops, to fight the Comchellak menace.
    • Germany refuses.
  • Italia continues to supply Russia in the war against Kuban. Supplies are also sent to Italia's ally, the Arabian Federation whose ruler is the current Italian king's cousin-in-law. The economy is improved and Nuovo Brescia expands by 8500 sq km while Aymara and Nya Gyptios expand by 10,000 sq km inland each. Malacca and Siam expand by 5000 sq km each. 
  • Scientist continue to make advances in the field of biology, with orders from the Maharaja to increase innoculation of the population as the medicine becomes avaliable. Teaching of Cebunese and Ethiopian in schools continues, along with that of German, Khmer and Italia growing in size as well. The NOC continues to increase trade with Italia. The SOC's transition into normal trading status is completed, and resigns itself to managing the major ports in the colonies. The population of Brunei begin mass conversations to Hinduism as the atrocities of the Caliphate in the name of Islam spread throughout the land. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America. The inclusion of Aquataine into Patagonshina is finalized, with its lands transferred over to the command of the governor of Patagonshina.
    • Imp asked me to post for him while he is gone, so it'll be me playing the United Maharajya for him until then. ~Viva
  • Ethiopia continues to expands its lands 10,000 km to the south toward Kitara, and the military and economy are expanded by the government. The development of gunpowder weapons to make them more lethal and accurate continue in the gun forges of the imperial capital. The colonies of Borona and Koräbta Däset are expanded by 250 km each, and the colony of Yäwah Wäjäb expanded by 1500 km. The vassals of Warsangali and Adal are expanded by 10,000 km each, and the military and economy of all vassals developed further. The vassal of Maynila completes the incorporation of the Chinese colony on its northern border following the purchase of the land from Chinese a year ago. Development of the road network into the former Chinese colony begins to increase trade on the island. Amharic continues to grow as a major language in the vassals of the South Maori Kingdom and Tasmania, and the Ethiopian population of both continues to grow as the Ethiopia continues its long process of Ethiopification of new territories. The third year of vassalization of the Yoruba kingdom takes place, with Ethiopian officials installing themselves into important positions of leadership in the West Africa state.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and Apache, as well as the Lakota. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 5000 km east.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km.
  • China expands its military and economy as the infrastructure of the nation is built up, especially in the East. New Manchuria expands by 4000 sq km while New Harbin, Baitudu, Yuanshan, and the Zulu colony each expand by 1000 sq km.
  • The Lithuanians continue to expand their military to prepare for the war in Prussia.
  • Russia thanks Italy for its support in the war and annexes the max amount of Kuban as they can (preferably closing up their access to the Black Sea), thinking that they proved their point in the siege of the capital and not wanting to fight guerrillas. Kanada expands by 4500 sq km, Novorossiya expands by 500 sq km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.
  • Germany expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km towards Eriksmark, which expands 2000 sq km south towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1000 sq km north along the coast of Antillia.  We will not support Wales in their war.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy after it allows the Caliphate to use ports in Sinai freely to trade with Europe. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues. Unrest begins to grow in the Kingdom as nationalist politicians grow in number. The King meets with regional leaders and a new debate grows on the autonomy of regions in the Kingdom.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as the Muslim bloc increases trade between its members. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well. Negotiations continue with China over the trade deal as Arabian traders try to get a fair deal with the Chinese.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam. Caliph Ali denounces the Welsh leadership for calling the Comchellak invasion a jihad and their call for a crusade. Caliph calls this a xenophobic and ignorant claim, and he calls for Muslims across the world to shun these barbarian racists.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad continues warring with Persia and the Sultanate expands at the expense of the Persians.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Negotiations continue with the Dutch for a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives sends ships to help Comchellak and Baghdad in their respective invasion.
  • The Republic of Comchellak makes impressive inroads against the Welsh, utilizing the much better knowledge of the landscape to push the Welsh led forces back. However as the end of the year reaches, Welsh re-inforcements and mercenaries push back Republic forces. As the year ends, Comchellak holds onto a sliver of land taken from the Welsh.

1712

  • Portugal, Aragon, Castille, Navarra, León and Granada's economies improve. Meanwhile in Castile, Inés Manrique de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Leonor. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 200 sq km. Índia also expands 200 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4500 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2400 sq km, and Paraguai expands 2100 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into the islands off Kamchatka into the OTL Bering Sea by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200, sq km Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano. Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko continues to secretly send supplies to support Wales.
  • Wales continues fighting the Comchellak Republic in Caer Anial, and devotes all resources and a large amount of money to fighting the Muslims on the island. A process of interning Muslims in Caer Anial is begun, and large amounts are secretly killed systematically. Wales asks the Arabian Federation to reign in its vassal, and hopes that the two nations can get along despite their vassal.
  • Cornwall, York, Lincoln, Scotland, Brittany, Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster all send their troops and resources down to fight the Comchellak threat. Plans for unification of various vassal states are halted until the war stops.
  • The WTC hires mercenaries and uses its own troops to help fight down in Caer Anial. They also expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. Fulani expands by 10,000 sq km to the north.
  • The Lithuanians continue to expand their military to prepare for the war in Prussia.
  • Cyprus once again declares war on Cyrenaica after seeing what is known as Carthiginian over influence in the region. Cypriot, Cretan and Anatolian troops mobilise, marking the first time that Anatolian troops are sent to fight in a war with Cyprus. Aid is temporarily halted to Cyrenaica and greatly reduced to Anatolia for the duration of the war. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. 
  • Crete follows Cyprus into a declaration of war against Cyrenaica. Cretan troops mobilise along with Cypriot and Cyrenaican troops.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.
  • Italia begins to focus on its navy with the Koori conflict showing just how useful submarines are. Italia decides to stay neutral for now in the Cyrenacian war. Aymara and Nya Gyptios expand by 10,000 sq km inland. Siam and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km each. Nuovo Brescia expands by 8500 sq km along the northern coast.
  • UMSHM: The modernisation of the armies of the confederation continues at a steady pace. The colonies in Africa and Australis are both expanded by their respective chartered companies. The King-Duke turns eleven, and he gives a short speech to the Landtag, thanking them for taking care of his country for him. On Hans Island, the REIAC's first trade "fleet" departs for the Spice Islands.
  • Orissian scient continue to make great gains in biological researching. The teaching of Cebunese and Ethiopian languages continues in the schools of the nation, along with the minor languages as well. The NOC increases its trade with Italia, while the SOC continues to manage the trade growth in the national ports, turning the money into capital to be used to expand the military and infrastructure. The conversion of the Brunei population continues as more and more of the locals denounce Islam, and take up Hinduism as the one true faith. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, while it expands its borders 5000 km to the south toward Kitara and 5000 km west from the middle where northern (Sudan) and southern (Ethiopia proper) Ethiopia meet. The vassals of Adal and Warsangali are expanded 10,000 km to the south and southeast, and the military and economy of Maynila, Khmer Koch, and Yemen are improved. The colony of Warqama is expanded by 750 km, Yawah Wajab expanded by 500 km, and Borona and Koräbta Däset expanded by 250 km each. The expansion of the Ethiopian population in Tansmania continues, and the teaching of Ethiopian language and culture in the South Maori Kingdom continues to replace the local culture and customs, with many of the locals now wearing Ethiopian clothing and speaking Amharic in the workplace. The fourth year of vassalization of the Yoruba kingdom begins.
  • In the Germanic Empire, widespread ethnic conflict between Germans and Scandinavians, as well as a vengeant return of apparent heir to the Scandinavian throne causes a massive resolution to be passed in the Reichstag. The country is officially split up into a series of massive states: Brandenburg, West Brandenburg, West Prussia, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Courland, and Austria. Meanwhile, the military in each of these states is built up to prevent further conflict. The exiled Scandinavian princes that attempt the takeover are executed. Neu Prussen asks to buy Rinyad Mihyah from the Levant. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km towards Eriksmark which expands 2000 sq km south towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1000 sq km along Antillia. We claim full control over Aquataine due to the end of peace talks with a final conclusion being reached. Aquataine and Luxembourg are created into a union.
  • Georgia expands its military. Fighting in Persia continues, with the aid of Mysore, Travancore and Lanka.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its military after some rioting breaks out as people demand regional autonomy. Following the riots and negotiations with regional leaders, the King enacts a new constitution which divides the Levant into regions: Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Arabah. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation takes a more active role in the Comchellak war. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well. The trading pact and alliance with China is finalized and enacted this year, following a few years of negotiations.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam. Caliph Ali leads the Muslim bloc to refuse to trade with Wales as the Caliph declares them an enemy of Islam who wish destroy Islam via new crusades.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad continues warring with Persia and the Sultanate expands at the expense of the Persians.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Negotiations continue with the Dutch for a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its military as the Maldives sends ships to help Comchellak and Baghdad in their respective invasions.
  • The Republic of Comchellak is pushed back farther by the Welsh, and the war enters a stalemate. Peace is offered, the war declared a draw and things return to status quo ante bellum. However, Comchellak and Wales are now bitter enemies after evidence is found proving the Welsh massacred innocent Comchellak citizens. All ties are cut and an uneasy peace prevails across Madagascar.
    • Wales accepts the peace and agrees to return to status quo ante bellum.
  • Russia works on its economy after the war...Russia still wants more Black Sea coastline for resources and trade. For the first time in history, after the recent election, a group of delegates decides to work as a group, forming the first proto-political party, and all refuse to vote for any man save one amongst themselves as Posadnik. However, they are not the majority, and their posadnik is not chosen. Several "ministries" are created during political reform, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of the Exterior (foreign affairs), the Ministry of Sciences, and the Ministry of Riches (the treasury, tax collectors, census people). A census is scheduled for 1715 and the people are pre-warned accordingly that they can not change their city of dwelling from 1715-1717 because census doesn't want to count any person twice. Russia officially abolishes kholopstvo (slavery), at this point being limited to fixed-length indentured service, becoming one of the first nations in the world to completely outlaw the practice of unpaid labour.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and Apache, as well as the Lakota. Whispers of new technology travel across the border from Nuovo Firenze, but they are ignored for the most part. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 5000 km east.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km.
  • China accepts the Arabian Federation. Meanwhile, the military and economy both expand. New Manchuria expands by 4000 sq km south while Baitudi expands by 1000 sq km north.

1713

  • Portugal, Navarra, León, Castille, Aragon and Granada prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Urraca Ramírez de Lara gives birth to a boy, who is named Luis, and who dies some weeks later.his brother Diego also dies around this time. Meanwhile in Navarra, Blanca de Vargas gives birth to a girl, who is named Blanca. Meanwhile in Portugal, an earthquake happens in the island of São Miguel, in Açores, while in São Jorge, still on Açores, floods happen. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Moçambique expands 200 sq km, Índia expands 500 sq km, and Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4300 sq km. Meanwhile, the village of São Paulo de Piratininga is elevated to a city. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, São Miguel expands 3300 sq km inland inside its borders, and San Luis expands 1000 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into the islands off Kamchatka into the OTL Bering Sea by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200, sq km Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • Wales grows its military and economy. Trade grows back to pre-war levels, and even begins to exceed it. A huge super-majority of people can all speak Welsh, and a large portion of them are ethnically, if not fully culturally, Welsh.
  • Cornwall, York, Lincoln, Scotland, Brittany, Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster are all sent cultural ambassadors and tried to make more Welsh, although they are all Celtic. This actually makes it easier for them to gain Welsh culture, and the Welsh language, by practicality, is becoming a popular second language.
  • The WTC grows its trade back to levels before the war. They also expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. Fulani expands by 10,000 sq km to the north.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its infrastructure as the new 4 region system is implemented. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation sends troops to Comchellak to protect them from any possible Welsh aggression. The Zanj coast colony expands 4000 sq km inland as well.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam. The Caliphate also sends Imams into Yemen and Ethiopia to encourage Muslim-Christian co-existance like what is happening in the Levant.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad continues warring with Persia and the Sultanate expands at the expense of the Persians.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Negotiations continue with the Dutch for a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives brings in more slaves to help on agricultural plantations. Many farmers meet with the government to discuss a new plan to bring dirt from the mainland to make the soil more arable.
  • The Republic of Comchellak still furious with Wales following the war and the peace treaty, decides that the Welsh shall get no more land in Comchellak and the Southern Sheikdoms lead an aggressive expansion campaign to take over as much unclaimed territory in Madagscar as possible. The Republic expands southwards to the maximum extent that it can in a year (I think that's 10,000 sq km?).
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Selk'nam boatbuilders sucessfully reverse-engineer on of the Welsh "ships of the line" that was given to the haruwin and produce a near-copy at the boatyards of Miyako Yagich. The ship proves more than sea-worthy, taking three times as many people to the settlement at K'onip that would have been possible in indigenous Selk'nam vessels. Selk'nam ironsmiths have also been commissioned to copy the Welsh canons, but have as yet not succeeded in determining the composition of gunpowder. Several chemical compounds have been experimented with in a lab outside Ona Yagich, but work was temporarily suspended after an experiment caught fire and burned the facility down - severely burning one scientist and killing twelve guanacos, thirty-four seagulls, and a seal that were being kept in the facility to produce dung for the experiments (it was concluded that animal excrement was not a component of gunpowder, as had been believed, and that future experiments should not involve live animals). Catholicism continues to explode among the population of K'onip as Friar Maughold gains many followers among the settlers. Rumors spread far and wide that he is healing the sick, and it is estimated that half of K'onip has become Catholic. Friar Maughold sends word to the priests in De Mor Tir that more clergy will be required to handle the burgeoning number of faithful. Missionaries sent by Maughold also begin gaining influence on the Selk'nam mainland, espeicially in Ona Yagich, where many of the upper class see it as a fashionable religion  - seeing as the familily of the Great Chief is said to be keeping company with Friar Maughold's representatives in the city. Meanwhile in the West, the Taoist-Shamanic syncretism becomes more organized, with Taoist-looking temples being constructed, but Shamanic Hain ceremonies and cosmologies being major points of the new religion. Both Miyako-trained Taoist clergy and local the shamans of Ona Yagich express skepticism, but the "Hain of the Great Lao Tzu" continues to gain acceptance among the poor, and the local shamanic clergy becomes detatched from their comrades in the East. The leading shamans of Ona Yagich, ousted from their prominence at court by the Catholics and losing their followers in the West to the new syncretism, become paranoid and gather puritanical followers among the poor of Ona Yagich. These groups rail against the influence of "Catholic ships" and "the cursed iron of Miyako". Street protests occasionally erupt, and several Catholic aristocrats are beaten by gangs painted in shamanic symbols. One night in the autumn, a group of Shamans place a curse on the name of Friar Maughold and his associates and followers. The next day, three dead guanacos dressed as Franciscan monks are found on the steps of Great Chief Chongat Yagich's palace. Chongat Yagich declares that the shamans are to be pacified, and the army attempts to prevent the shamans from staging their ceremonies after dark - but this becomes more difficult as at least 90% of the local population - while opposed to the violence - continues to practice shamanism.
  • Mali: Mali expands 10,000 sq km to the NW. The military expands. Wealth is brought into the country as the trade with the Netherlands continue. Gabu and Wolof are fully vassalized, while Mossi is still in the process. Troops still surround Hausa and Borgu.
  • Normandy: The military expands. The colonies in both the Hudson Bay and Alaskab region expand by 600 sq km. Queen Adela's popularity slightly rises as the news of a trade pact with Morocco is signed. The nation will trade with Normandy and the French Confederation fruitfully and wholly. Norman envoys also travel to Oyo and Benin to discuss similar economic advances. Beja is renamed to the Norman Protectorate of Beja.
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. The colony in Mozambique, now named Myanmar Afrika, expands by 200 sq km.
  • Now that the reorganization of Germany is complete, all overseas territories (excluding GEAT Co. lands) are property of Brandenburg. Meanwhile, Gibraltar, backed by Luxembourg and Aquataine, invades Carthage. All the states expand their militaries and we encourage Lithuania to get ready for a war in Prussia. Georgia continues fighting in Persia. Germanic missionaries are sent all over the world, particularly Asia, Africa, Antillia, and Atlantia. Neu Berlin expands 5500 sq km towards Eriksmark, which expands 2000 sq km towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1000 sq km north along the coast of Antillia. The Kaiser also proposes that Wales reorganize into two divisions: England and Eireland.
  • After a long break due to work and school reasons, Bavaria returns and immediately begins a massive modernization campaign. The Empire of Greater Bavaria is redivided into three Districts, Baden, Bavaria and Bohemian-Czech. A new King is crowned. The military is expanded. After many years, diplomats return to Bavaria and state Switzerland is a good target to vassalize. (Ask for a brief update on what has gone down, and when the industrial revolution will begin and Bavaria's place in it.)
    • Switzerland is a French vassal.
    • Duly noted.
  • ​Cyprus continues to push into Cyrenaica, and hopes for the end of the year to also be the end of the war. With the help of its allies, Cyprus hopes to vassalise Cyrenaica by the year's end. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1100 sq km. 
  • UMSHM: A special envoy is sent by the Chief Minister to Bavaria to welcome the recently reclusive nation back into world, and to re-inforce the ties of friendship between the two countries. The Confederation's military modernisation continues. The Sac expands its holdings in Africa. In Australis, the REIAC's first trade returns to Hans Island from the East Indies, laden with spices of every description. The fleet then sails on to Europe. On Hans Island, the company creates a small military unit, the Hans Island Jaegers, composed of local aborigines with European, and Catholic-educated aboriginal oficers. The company pays the missionary order to establish a school on the island. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: A school is started on Hans Island, staffed by deacons, both Aboriginal and European, from Saint Boniface. The mission in the Aru Islands continues to make gains in conversions. 
  • Italia develops its military further. The grand fleet prepares to leave the Koori Union lands for Italia at the end of the year. Nuovo Brescia is expanded along the coast by 8500 sq km. Aymara expands inland by 10,000 sq km along with Nya Gyptios. Siam and Malacca expand by 5000 sq km each. 
  • The Lithuanians begin to expand their economy to prepare for the invasion of Prussia.
  • Orissa's scientific community continues to make gains in the biological field of scientific research. The languages of Ethiopia and the Cebunese language continue to be taught throughout schools in the United Maharajya. The NOC continues to develop trade with Italia, and the SOC continues to expand the trade port revenues in the nation. The conversion of the Brunei population continues to spread, as Islam begins to lose ground in the territory. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.
  • Ethiopia expands its territory by 10,000 km, and expands it military and economy. The vassals of Adal and Warsangali are expanded by 10,000 km each, while the colonies of Borona and Koräbta Däset are expanded by 250 km each. The colonies of Warqama and Yawah Wajab are expanded by by 1000 km and 500 km each. The kingdom of the Yoruba is vassalized and integrated into the wider Ethiopian Empire as the king of the Yoruba pays tribute to the Emperor of Ethiopia. Scientific development in the field of warfare begins in Ethiopia, and the teaching of Amharic in the Ethiopian vassals continue as well. The population of Tasmania is considered largely Ethiopian, as the Ethiopian colonists moved to quickly stake their claims in the virgin territory. The same is true for the Southern Maori Kingdom, where the culture has largely been suplanted by that of Ethiopia.
  • Russia works on its economic well-being, after showing the Kuban Ataman that Russia is powerful and took its most valuable territory, making it esentialy surrounded by Russia, and Adygea, who is just as scared of Russia and won't really do anything to harm it. Truly, the Ataman is screwed. Russia re-starts its eastwards expansion, trying to explore the Chukotka, and with a growing border with Japan, Russia sends a diplomat to negotiate a treaty of land separation, giving Japan territorial rights to Kamchatka, and giving Russians the right to freely settle the area and Russian ships to freely cross the Kuril / (Japanese name) islands.
    • Shogun Mononobe Mitsuhiko accepts the Russian request and allows the Russians to freely settle on Reiuzi (Kamchatka) and allows the Russian ships to freely cross the Seikaku (Kuril) Islands. The Shogun will also allow Russian ports to be established in the Seikaku Islands as well.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakota. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire, to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 5000 km east, and slightly south.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.

1714

  • Portugal, Castille, Aragon, León, Navarra and Granada's economies improve, and meanwhile in León, Urraca Yañez de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile in Navarra, Blanca de Vargas gives birth to a boy, who is named Garcia. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km, and Índia expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 2900 sq km, and Paraná expands 1400 sq km.
  • Normandy: The military expands, and the Alaskan and Hudson Bay colonies expand by 750 sq km. Oyo and Benin begin talks of becoming puppet states under Normandy. The same talks occur with Beja. Norman envoys are sent to Mogadishu and Hobyo.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into the islands off Kamchatka into the OTL Bering Sea by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Mitsuhiko steps down and Mononobe Nobukazu becomes Shogun. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • Wales grows its military and economy. Trade grows back to pre-war levels, and even begins to exceed it. A huge super-majority of people can all speak Welsh, and a large portion of them are ethnically, if not fully culturally, Welsh.
  • Cornwall, York, Lincoln, Scotland, Brittany, Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster are all sent cultural ambassadors and tried to make more Welsh, although they are all Celtic. This actually makes it easier for them to gain Welsh culture, and the Welsh language, by practicality, is becoming a popular second language.
  • The WTC grows its trade back to levels before the war. They also expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. Fulani expands by 10,000 sq km to the north.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Scientists finally succeed at engineering gunpowder at the lab ourside Ona Yagich, tesitng the compound in multiple Welsh and Japanese imported guns to ensuere that it works in both. Prince Consort Tuch'huelpe commision the scientists to set up a large scale production operation, moving the Selk'nam toward a modern, armed Army and Navy. Several of the reverse-engineered cannons produced by Selk'nam ironsmiths explode when loaded with the new powder - forcing them to be rebuilt with design modifications, but near the end of end of the year, they succeed inarming one full ship (replicated from Welsh design). Tension continues to grow between the taditional shamans, the Catholic elite, and the syncretic "Hain of Lao Tzu". The traditional shamans continue to stage violent protests in the streets of Ona Yagich, and expand their caampaign by forciably breaking of "polluted" hain ceremonies staged by Hain of Lao Tzu follwers on the Western outskirts of the city. In the autumn, it is announced that Friar Maughold will travel from his monestary on K'onip Yagich to meet with Great Chief Chongat Yagich in the capital. A large royal gala is planned in the central city to welcome the frair, and the burgeoning Catholic population engages in three days of revlery culminating in the arrival of the caravan of the friar in the city. That Sunday, a great crowd gathers to celebrate mass with the Friar, but the traditional shamans have assembled a large crowd to protest, and a group of about 50 shamans in full ceremonial garb make their way to the front of the stage where the Chief and the Friar are to speak - loudly shouting angry slogans branding the Friar an "apostate to his people" and demanding that the Chief order him hanged as an apostate. The guards attempt to break up the protest but more and more shamans arrive to overwhelm them. The Chief and the Friar are almost an hour late as the guards debate whether it is safe to allow the event to go on. However, Friar Maughold decalres that as there are many Catholics as "searching sinners" in the audience, the must go on. When they arive at the stage in a royal carriage, they are met with thunderous applause from the mostly Catholic crowd, but the angry shamans ar positioned closet to the stage. After a brief sermon from the friar, Great Chief Chongat Yagich presents him with a larg gold icon - then turns to the crowd. "I have been reading the Christian Bible much in recent days, andafter much thought, I have decided that the Christian God is indeed the true God. I want to thank Friar Maughold for convincing me of this truth, and I stand beofore all of you toaday as a man. I say to you that the name Chongat Yagich is not enough for me now - not even all my titles can portray the love that is in my heart thanks to the Christian God. I say there for today, that as I become a Christian, I shall take the baptismal name of David  - a king from  the Christian Bible who governed not only with authority, but with the love of the Christian God!" The crowd erupts in applause as a bowl of holy water is brought out to baptize the king, with chants of "David! David! David!". However, the angry shamans also begin shouting "Traitor! Apostaste! Devil!" and become inreasingly violent. Just as Friar Maughold sprinlkles the holy water on the king's head, the shamans overwhelm the guards and storm the stage wielding knives. To the shock of the crowd, they stab both the friar and the king through the heart, then set fire the stage. The leader of the shamans turns to the crowd and yells, "this is what happens to those who desecrate the gods of the Selk'nam!". Prince Consort Tuch'heulpe, who was watching from near the stage, rushes the shaman and stabs him with his royal sword. This is taken by the horrified crowd as a cue to storm the stage and kill the shamans. A battle ensues, resulting in the deaths of most of the outnumbered shamans at the hands of the crowd. Those who survive are hanged the next day by the orders of Tuch'huelpe - acting as regent until a new Chief can be named. The city, horrified by the behavior of the shamans, seems to abandon shamanism overnight, with the Catholic Churches unable to hold the masses of new congregants who arrive to be baptized on Sunday. Tuch'huelpe, who takes the baptismal name of Cornelius, orders the suppression the remaining shamans and declares the haruwin to be a Catholic nation. The Taoists of Miyako and the followers of the "Hain of Lao Tzu" are spared persecution, but traditional shamans around the country are rounded up and forced to recant. This has the unexpected result of causing huge growth in the Hain of Lao Tzu, as shamans rush to adopt the rite to avoid persecution. Prince Consort Cornelius Tuch'huelpe send words of these events to the Welsh Colony of De Mor Tir, asking that the Welsh relay them to the Pope - in hopes that Friar Maughold and David Chongat Yagich will be made saints as martyrs of the Church.
    • ​The Holy Catholic Church, whose message is relayed through the envoys of the King of Wales, Gavin III, has agreed that Friar Maughold should be canonized, but say that David is not to be canonized, claiming that he did not die as a martyr but as a political enemy. Saint Maughold is proposed as the Patron Saint of the Selk'nam.
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. Myanmar Afrika expands by 200 sq km.
  • UMSHM: The colonial territories are expanded by their respective chartered companies. The Confederation's military modernisation campaign is almost completed, 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Missionary activities continue to prosper in Africa, Australis and the Aru islands.
  • Cyprus continues to consolidate Cyrenaica into a vassalised state. The army and navy is expanded. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1500 sq km. 
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Cyrenaica continues to consolidate and expand its army and navy. 
  • Russia continues its extended exploration of Sibiria, namely the Chukotka Peninsula, and is happy that Russia and Japan came to an agreement. The first Katorgas are set up in Sibiria and are reserved for the worst of criminals (rapists, mass murderers, the like). Meanwhile, massive currency reform is made, and the Ruble is made a decimal currency, but still pegged to a gold and silver standard. The Ruble is now worth 100 kopeks, one of the first nations to institute such a monetary system. This is done to make money easier to manage. In a surprising surge of Russian engineering and architecture, the mechanical slide rest (lathe) is invented for metalurgy, and the world's first tower is built using Rebar skeletons in Nevyansk, revolutionizing how things can get built. This technology is using only the most purified steel. Russia works on its military. Novorossiya expands by 4500 sq km and Russia once again asks for a co-rule zone around the area from the Black Sea to the Med.
  • Italia works on its miliary. Meanwhile, the Grand fleet of Italia finally leaves the Kouri Lands, and Italia agrees to the co-rule zone centered in Constantinople (which would continue to do its actions as part of Greece). Colonial expansion for this year is as follows: Nuovo Brescia by 8500 sq km along the coastline, Siam and Malacca by 5000 sq km and Aymaras and Nya Gyptios 10,000 sq km inland.
  • China expands its military and economy as the Chinese trade network continues to grow. In August, the emperor dies, leaving behind a single heir. New Manchuria expands north while Baitudi expands 1000 sq km south. Zululand and New Harbin expand by 1000 sq km each.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakotah. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire, to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 7000 km southeast.
  • The respective nations of the Germanic Empire each expand their military. Elections are held in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Austria, and new Premiers are elected in each of them. The Reichstag is reorganized into a more parliamentary system, with three houses. The first is for each member nation of the Reich to have twelve delegates elected from the nations. The second is for each nation to have representatives based on population. The third is a combination of both, with a set number of delegates that can be total at any time, although the populations must remain in proportion. This system pleases all the nations. The GEAT Co. begins work in Sindhustan, encouraging it to become a client state of the company or even the Reich itself, with promises of protection and full representation in the Reichstag, as well as German technology and economic benefits. They are showered with gifts and money in hopes that they will join the German Empire. Georgia continues its war against Persia, nearing a close. Mysore, Travancore and Lanka decide that they will not go to war with the other Lankan states, but will instead attempt a peaceful solution.
  • The Lithuanians begin to expand their economy to prepare for the invasion of Prussia.
  • Mali: The vassalization of Mossi is complete. The military expands, and Mali expands 10,000 sq km to the NW.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km inland.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its infrastructure as the new four-region system is implemented. The Levant's King praises this new system as regional governments are set up and he declares his eldest daughter and heir to the throne to be Princess of Arabah (sort of like how the heir to the OTL British throne is Prince(ss) of Wales).
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as trade with China increases, bring a greater demand for Chinese goods in the Federation. This is further helped after the Sultan lowers Chinese import tariffs.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam. The Caliphate also sends Imams into Yemen and Ethiopia to encourage Muslim-Christian co-existence as is happening in the Levant.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad finishes its war with Persia and a new border is agreed upon as part of the peace treaty.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Negotiations continue with the Dutch for a new border agreement, with the slow pace starting to annoy many people in Kuwait.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives brings in more slaves to help on agricultural plantations. Many farmers meet with the government to discuss the plan to bring dirt from the mainland to make the soil more arable.
  • The Republic of Comchellak builds up its infrastructure to make expanding further into Madagascar in the future easier.

1715

[17]*Portugal, Aragon, León, Castille, Navarra and Granada prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Alfonso Ramírez de Lara, the Prince of Asturias, marries Catalina de la Cueva, daughter of Francisco V de la Cueva, Duke of Albuquerque. Meanwhile, Urraca Ramírez de Lara gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfonso. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Sofala expands 600 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Índia expands 200 sq km, and in Brasil, Bahia expands 700 sq km, and Pará expands 3500 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Uruguai expands 4300 sq km.

  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into Micronesia by 4950 sq km. Mononobe Mitsuhiko steps down and Mononobe Nobukazu becomes Shogun. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • Wales grows its military and economy. Trade continues to grow much larger, and Welsh citizens are starting to become more and more middle class. King Gavin III is still mad at the Comchellakians for their war, which led to no avail, but cost the lives of many brave Welsh soldiers, who were all weary from war. The King promises no more war for the remainder of his reign, which can be a while since he is only 39 years old. The King decides that an educated population is actually easier to rule, and plans begin for the creation of new public schools for children 10-17. Avalon, which finished two years ago, is now a bustling center of government, and many people have visited the magnificient buildings from around the realm. In addition, the King begins plans to install a puppet ruler in Morocco. By now, even in colonies and vassal states, a huge super-majority of people can all speak Welsh, and a large portion of them are ethnically, if not fully culturally, Welsh. Mervyn Gwilym writes a book called Jørgen (which is similar to OTL Hamlet).
    • How did Germany get all of Aquitaine, when it was to be split in half?
    • First: You didn't respond to the closing of the deals. Second: why do you even need it? Third: You didn't help to take it down. I was the only one directly fighting there.
  • Cornwall, York, Lincoln, Scotland, Brittany, Ulster, Connacht, Munster, and Leinster all continue to grow their economic and militaristic capabilities. The King of Leinster dies, and his son disappears the week of his coronation ceremony. The King of Ulster and Connacht makes ready to pursue his claim on the Kingdom of Leinster, but so does the King of Munster, who feels he needs to gain the title to retain power in Ireland. On the brink of full-scale war, King Gavin III declares the King of Munster to be the King of Leinster. He then sees that the Kingdoms are united and renamed the Kingdom of Cork, and encouages the King of Ulster and Connact to rename and unite his Kingdom into the Kingdom of Belfast. He agrees. In other news, Cornwall merges with Wales.
  • The WTC decides not to lift its embargo of the Comchellakians, as was expected. They do, however, lift the ban on the rest of the Arabian Federation. They also expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. Fulani is renamed the Welsh Royal Coast, and expands by 10,000 sq km to the east.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km, and the military and economy as well. The vassals of Adal and Warsangali are both expanded by 10,000 km, and the colonies of Borona and Koräbta Däset expanded by 250 km each. The colony of Msraq Qäsärä is expanded by 1500 km, and the infrastructure of the vassals throughout the Empire developed. The development of war technologies continues, with heavy artillery improvments made to existing cannon. The emperor orders the invasion of Kitara.
  • Orissa's scientific advances in biology continue, and the languages of Ethiopia continue to be promoted by the government. The NOC expands trade with Italia and Germany, and the SOC continue to develop their numerous possibilities of gaining large trade revenue. Conversion of the Brunese population is nearly complete, with the beginning of converting other parts of the Empire to Hinduism. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: continues to expand industry. The government begins a process of moving from a monarchist position to a more liberal, parliamentary government. The idea called a Social Contract, where the government is obliged by the people to protect some rights in exchange for others, is the catalyst behind this more democratic change. The past Emperor steps down due to illness. His son, Alexander Ribbentrop is crowned, Emperor Alexander II of the Greater Bavarias. There is much pomp and circumstance. However, the parade was interrupted when an anarchist attempted to assassinate the Emperor, The Die Kaiserliche Garde (Imperial Guard) manages to subdue the would-be assassin. He is put in the Reiches Tower in Prague for interrogation and execution. The Emperor, undaunted by this attack, goes on a six-week tour of Bavaria and her allies, stopping in Wettin, Venetia, Berlin and in parts of the Greater Bavarian Reich including the Czech provinces.
    • Isn't it a little too early for anarchist militants, or even anarchism, to exist?
    • Nope, The term "anarchist" first entered the English language in 1642, during the English Civil War, as a term of abuse, used by Royalists against their Roundhead opponents.
    • I'm not talking about the term. How is the ideology going to exist in 1715?
  • Cyprus expands its economy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1500 sq km. 
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy as the new four-region system is implemented. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as trade with China increases, bring a greater demand for Chinese goods in the Federation. These goods are then sold to African tribes in the Zanj colony to appease them into joining the Arabian colony, this practice helps to expand the Zanj coast colony 4000 sq km inland. The Federation also decides not to lift its embargo of Welsh goods in light of the Welsh lifting their embargo. Sultan Muhammad bin Said II announces the Welsh have nothing which the Federation desires so its merchants shouldn't aid the economy of the enemy of the Federation's close ally, Comchellak.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam. The Caliphate also sends Imams into Yemen and Ethiopia to encourage Muslim-Christian co-existence as is happening in the Levant.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military to recover from the war with Persia and implent Baghdad's control over its new territory.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy as Sultan Hanbal address the social problems in Kuwait by building a new system of schools. Negotiations continue with the Dutch for a new border agreement, with the slow pace starting to annoy many people in Kuwait.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives starts to ship dirt from the mainland to make the soil more arable in the Maldives and to help build a new port in the capital.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands southwards 10,000 sq km as the Republic continues to shun the Welsh.
  • UMSHM: The Emperor of Bavaria is greeted by the fourteen year old King-Duke and the Chief Minister, and they engage in talks about bilateral relations. The modernisation campaign of the militaries of the confederation is completed, and they go onn joint exercises to test out their new uniforms, weapons and tactics. The Chief Minister reminds Germany's (at least I think it was Germany's) promise of 1710 to add Saxon Norway to official maps. In Africa, the colony is expanded a modest amount, but trade increases considerably. The colony on Hans Island and its Saint Boniface dependency are both expanded, also a modest amount. (Why has my colony on Hans (OTL Melville) Island been overlooked on the map? If it was just missed, I understand fully, as there are a lot of changes every map. But if it's not on the map because my having a colony there is not allowed, could I please be informed so I stop wasting my posts on it ;) Thanks. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The missionaries form the vanguard in the newly-acquired territories, setting up small churches and schools, teching the locals Catholicism and German. In Australis, the missionaries set up a school on Melville Island specifically designed to teach Aboriginal youths the skills they will need to be employed by the REIAC. 
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. The Myanmmese fleet leaves Koori lands. Myanmar Afrika expands by 200 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakota. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire, to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, as well as some of the less wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 7000 km southeast.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne, Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and Guiane and La Riviere expand by 1000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km north.
  • Russia keeps expanding into Sibiria, works on military, and expands Kanada by 4500 sq km.
  • Italia works on its military, and expands Nuovo Brescia by 8500 sq km along the coastline, Siam and Malacca by 5000 sq km and Aymaras and Nya Gyptios 10,000 sq km inland.
  • All the states of Germany expand their militaries, and Norway and Sweden work on their economy, while Denmark and West Brandenburg work on infrastructure. Neu Berlin expands 6000 sq km towards Eriksmark, which expands 1500 sq km south towards Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1500 sq km north along the coast of Antillia. More progress is made in Sindhustan. Also, Germanicism expands in Sindhustan, with many converts being gained in coastal locations. We also gain rights to seven locations along the Sindh coast to build new ports for exclusive German trade (four) and other countries (three). Georgia wraps up in Persia, connecting to the Caspian, as well as gaining some land on the Persian coast. Luxembourg and Aquataine, as two major Atlantic connections, become very useful for expanded trade with locations like Portugal and Africa. Gibraltar is tensing with foreign activity in Morocco and invades, with the support of West Brandenburg, Luxembourg and Aquataine, and Denmark.
  • The Lithuanians begin to expand their economy to prepare for the invasion of Prussia.

1716

  • Portugal, León, Granada, Castille, Navarra and Aragon's economies improve. Meanwhile in Aragon, Alfonso VI dies, and the throne passes to his son Pere, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Pere VI, King of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca, Duke of Segorbe and Tolosa, Marchess of Albi, Besièrs and Carcassona and Count of Agde, Ampurias, Berga, Besalú, Cervera, Cerdanya, Conflent, Foix, Melgueil, Osona, Pallars, Rousillon, Ribagorza, Roussillon, Sobrarbe and Urgell". Meanwhile in Navarra, Blanca de Vargas gives birth to a boy, who is named Sancho. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, Sofala expands 600 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Índia expands 200 sq km, and in Brasil, Pará expands 4200 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 4300 sq km.
    • Wales offers to buy Mocambique and Sofala colonies. Name your price.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into Micronesia by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
    • Korean Diplomacy: We offer the Mononobe Shogunate an alliance and trade deal.
    • Shogun Mononobe Nobukazu accepts Korea's offer of alliance and trade deal.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Great Chief Cornelius Tuch'huelpe, elected in 1715 (that's what I get for planning to post right before the turn ends), dedicates the the new stone Cathedral of St. Maughold of K'onip in Ona Yagich and formally presents the structure to the new Archbishop of Ona Yagich appointed by the Pope (If the Pope wants to chime in on who's in charge of my church, feel free, otherwise I'm happy to edit this entry with a name of my choosing before tomorrow - and let me know how much authority I have to guide the church in my nation). Construction has barely begun, but one large stone chapel has been completed in the crypt. Cornelius announces that all future Great Chiefs will be crowned in the Cathedral. In his speech at the ceremony, the Great Chief lauds the haruwin's new patron saint, and asks the people to pray to both Saint Maughold and David Chongat Yagich. "The church has given us one saint by virtue of matyrdom," he says, "now let us prove that we have a second by miracles!" On K'onip Yagich, Saint Maughold's monestary  is expanded to become a national shrine and place of pigrimage. The military is built up as the repression of shamans becomes a top priority. By the end of the year it is reported that there are no openly praciticing shamans left in the kingdom. About half of the Selk'nam profess Catholicism, although there is doubt that many of these professions are sincere, and there are reports of peasants celebrating rituals substituting saints for shamanic gods. The  syncretic "Hain of Lao Tzu" has grown exponentially, encompassing about 35% of the population that did not wish to abandon some form of shamanism. While centered in the West, Hainist temples have gained followers in the East, in the outskirts of Ona Yagich, and even as far away as K'onip. Ona Yagich itself is reported to be monolithically Catholic, as the population is so scared of being identified as shamanist that they avoid public affiliation even with the Hain of Lao Tzu. About 15% of the population is reported to be pure, non-syncretic Taoists - almost all of them in the heavily Taoist city of Miyako Yagich on the Southern Coast, which has been influenced by Mononobe traders. It is unknown how many continue to secretly practice traditional shamanism, but it is reported that the number could be as much as a third of those professing Catholicism. While shamanss have become rare, occasional acts of shamanic terrorism to occur - espcially around the construction of the new Cathedral, where wooden scaffolds are repeatedly burned down and several seminarians are killed.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy as the new four-region system is implemented. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km as a new plan to join up the two halves of the Southern African colonies continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy as trade with China increases, bring a greater demand for Chinese goods in the Federation. These goods are then sold to African tribes in the Zanj colony to appease them into joining the Arabian colony, this practice helps to expand the Zanj coast colony 4000 sq km inland. The Federation also offers to buy Wales Madagascan colony off them as a way to end to the current tension in the region and to give Wales a chance to cut its losses. Emir Jassim of Qatar is elected Sultan this year by the Sheik council. 
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its economy and more Imams are sent to Eastern Africa to spread Islam. The Caliphate also sends Imams into Yemen and Ethiopia to encourage Muslim-Christian co-existence as is happening in the Levant.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its military to recover from the war with Persia and implement Baghdad's control over its new territory.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as Sultan Hanbal starts to get annoyed with the stagnant negotiations with the Dutch for a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives starts to ship dirt from the mainland to make the soil more arable in the Maldives and to help build a new port in the capital.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands southwards 10,000 sq km as the Republic continues to shun the Welsh and expand their control over Madagascar to stop Welsh expansion.
  • The Lithuanians begin to expand their economy to prepare for the invasion of Prussia.
  • China expands its military and economy. New Manchuria expands north by 4000 sq km.
    • Korean Diplomacy: We offer China an alliance and trade deal.
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. Myanmar Afrika expands by 1000 sq km. Another colony is founded in OTL Perth, named Myanmar Oceania.
  • UMSHM: The Chief Minister thanks the German government for officially recognising Saxon Norway, and the young King-Duke makes his first trip to that far-removed part of his realm. He is greeted by jubilant crowds in Bergen, and is entertained by the Governor. The young monarch then makes the sea voyage to the Faroes, meeting locals and Welsh merchants while he is there. The fifteen year old decides to stay on the Faroes (with his Royal Guards and a naval squadron to protect him) for the winter, before going on a tour of his European allies next year. The SAC recruits hundreds of men from the province of Paderborn into the SAC regiment, resulting in Saxon West Africa being expanded by its maximum extent. In Australis, the REIAC consolidates its holdings, and hires more local aborigines into its small military and larger merchant marine, which this year makes a very successful trading trip to the Spice Islands. The transaction was assisted in no small part by the missionaries on the Aru Islands.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: The missionary presence on the Aru Islands is stepped up, resulting in more of the population converting to Catholicism. In Australis, the "trade school" movement is also increased, since the Bishop has realised the potential benefits for the aborigines when they are employed by the company. 
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy, and continues setting up Anatolia as a separate puppet state. The prediction is this may take more than five years. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1500 sq km. 
  • Wales grows its military and economy. Trade continues to grow much larger, and Welsh citizens are starting to become more and more middle class. King Gavin III's Chancellor and Prime Minister, Lewis Pugh, has passed away, and a new chancellor, Meic Bevan, is appointed. He is in favor of reforms, including adding a house of Parliament in order to change laws and taxes. Gavin III is ok with this, and a House of Lords is planned to open next year, with a House of People to open the year following. A sector of Avalon is set aside and converted to house these two bodies. The public schools are opened, and although many farmers are reluctant. it eventually raises the King's standing.  The King's plans in Morocco are put on hold for now, as Germany has declared war. Mervyn Gwilym writes a book called Giovanni and Maria (which is similar to OTL Romeo and Juliet).
    • Bavarian Diplomacy: The Foreign Minister of the Empire of Greater Bavaria offers trade routes and an alliance to Wales. 
    • Wales accepts on the condition that upon a war with Germany or Saxony, they will not be obligated to fight against their other allies and friends. 
    • Bavaria: Agrees as both Germany and Saxony are His Majesty's longest allies.
  • York, Lincoln, Scotland, Brittany, Belfast, and Cork all continue to grow their economic and militaristic capabilities. Belfast and Cork are offered personal unions, and Belfast accepts, with Cork desiring to stay as a vassal for now. The King of Belfast, who is a great friend of King Gavin, on the other hand, readily accepts. York, Lincoln, and some English and Scottish lands combine to form the Kingdom of England, a part of the Alban Empire. The King of Lincoln is declared the King of England, and his first major step is revoking the Duchy of York from the old King of York and keeping it for his family.
  • The WTC expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. The Welsh Royal Coast expands by 10,000 sq km to the north.
    • Is the Arabian Federation willing to trade land for our colony at Caer Anial (Madagascar)?
    • The Arabian Federation will consider it, what land are you refering to?
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern: The Emperor travels to Berlin in a two day summit with German Empire leaders to discuss matters of some import. The Bavarian Navy begins plans to blockade Cyrenacian ports in Northern Africa in the coming months. The Emperor plans to declare war on the small African nation in the next few turns. The Empire reaches out to her allies Saxony, and Germany to aid in the war once it commences. (I am quite dreadful at algorithms, so if someone could do the hard stuff, math is not my forte especially with this abysmal hangover). The military is expanded this turn as war hasn't offically been declared. Industry continues to boom as more scientific discoveries are being made. The government has began to modernise the Imperial Guard, due to the close call last summer. 
  • Empire of Korea: Korea begins building up military while construction of new roads and harbors begins across the country. Seeing the great srength of its two neighbors, Korea extends an offer to China and Mononobe Shogunate offering them fair trade deals and alliances. Korea also begins construction of a new capitol city near OTL Seoul. Korean construction begins of a new navy as well. The Peoples Assembly is formed as a sort of council to represent the people of Korea and advise the Emperor.
  • Nein nein, Korea is a German client state. The German East Asian Company will not allow these things.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and expands the borders by 10,000 km. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and the Yoruba kingdom expand their borders by 10,000 km. The colony of Borona and Koräbta Däset are both expanded by 250 km, and the colony of Msraq Qäsärä expanded by 1500 km. The development of military technologies continues, with Ethiopia inventing sharpnel artillery shells (developed around the same time).
  • Orissa's scientific advances in biology continue, and the languages of Ethiopia continue to be promoted by the government. The NOC expands trade with Italia and Germany, and the SOC continue to develop their numerous possibilities of gaining large trade revenue. Conversion of the Brunese population is nearly complete, with the beginning of converting other parts of the Empire to Hinduism. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakota. The Chambers continue to send workers to go update the local infrastructure and roadways in the Apache lands. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire, to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, as well as some of the less wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 7000 km southeast.
  • Normandy: The military expands. The Hudson bay and Alaskan colony expand by 1000 sq km. Beja is now a protectorate, and Norman diplomats continue to travel to Mogadishu, Hobyo, Ifo, and Oyo. The economy is greatly expanded because of the creation of the French Confederation.
  • Russia works on its military and sends and offer to the Kuban Atatman to become a protectorate of Russia. A response is expected next year from the still-arrogant leader of the Cossacks. Meanwhile, More ships are built for the navy in the Black and pacific seaports. The Russian census is now well underway. Populations are predicted to exceed 25 million people and perhaps go up to 30 million. 
  • Italia works on its economy, establishing trade relations with the east through Russian ports. NETA and the IMG announce a period of co-operation. Italia expands Nuovo Brescia by 8500 sq km along the coastline, Siam and Malacca by 5000 sq km and Aymaras and Nya Gyptios 10,000 sq km inland.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne expands 2500 sq km, while Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and La Riviere expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Mali: Mali expands 10,000 sq km to the west. All of the remaining neighbor countries are vassalized. The military enlarges after many people enlist in the new conscription association. Trade with the Netherlands continues and boosts the economies for both nations.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km north.
  • All the German states expand their military. The country becomes heavily geared towards a militaristic and nationalistic point of view and we ask Bavaria if it would be interested in a union of two of the greatest German states. Meanwhile we encourage Lithuania to get ready for war with Prussia, which should be coming soon. The GEAT Co. continues work in Sindhustan, converting more and more people to Germanicism. Construction of modern ports along the Sindh coast begin and the people are awed by German skill and architectural prowess. Neu Berlin expands 6000 sq km towards Eriksmark, which expands 1500 sq km towards Neu Berlin. The Neu Berlin panhandle becomes thinner and longer, as it is decided that expanding in a wide formation is less economically valuable. Vinland expands 1000 sq km north along the Antillian coast in a thin strip, so as to reach Eriksmark faster along the Erik Bay. The Kaiser proposes to the Welsh King that he divide his lands into three by ethic majorities: Albion, Eireland and Cornwall. Also, Georgia asks the Levant if it could gain access to the Mediterranean by purchasing a thin strip of land, or exchanging it for land near Baghdad.

1717

The Northeastern Antillia is hit by the worst snowstorm on record. The Great Snow sees 60 inches of snow in places, destroying communications and ceasing nearly all travel in the region. Many hundreds of people from the cold too. Agricultural efforts are destroyed as most of the settler's livestock die and orchids are ruined. More devastatingly the deer population is devastated as around 80% of the deer in the region are killed, leading many towns start "deer-reeves" to ensure their preservation.

A large earthquake hits the eastern part of the Mayan province of Aayinha. Many buildings in the cities of the area are destroyed and many people die.

A disastrous flood hits the North Sea coast between the Netherlands and Denmark. Thousands die or lose their houses in the disaster across the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

I'm sad about the earthquake, but I'm psyched you spelled the name of the province right :D
Well, I needed to avoid anachronisms.
  • Portugal, León, Castille, Navarra, Aragon and Granada prepare their militaries. Meanwhile in León, Ramiro IV dies, and is succeeded by his son Alfonso, who is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Alfonso XV, King of León, Córdoba, Sevilla and Asturias, Duke of Cádiz, Galisteo, Cea and Alba de Tornes, Marchess of Coria, Castrofuerte, Valdefuentes and Villamanrique, and Count of Coca and Palma del Río.". Meanwhile, Catalina de la Cueva gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca, and who dies after one month. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km and Índia expands 400 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1250 sq km, and Paraguai expands 3050 sq km.
    • Wales asks to buy Sofala and Mocambique.
    • Hey, your OTL New England colony is under six feet of snow.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into Micronesia by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km, Miyako expands into OTL Mainland Chile by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km. The government try to rebuild damages areas. Also, we send gifts to all our allies and trade partners.
    • Kuwaiti diplomacy: We offer the Netherlands to name their price to buy Dutch Persia. Aid is given to the Dutch to help with the floods back in the Netherlands as a gesture of goodwill.
    • Netherlands agrees.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km north.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its economy as the new four-region system is implemented. The Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km inland as the two halves of the south African colonies are now joined together. A new campaign starts to suppress the Xhosa natives.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation prepares for war. The Federation continues with negotiations with Wales over the Caer Anial colony.
    • What will you trade? Make an offer.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and Sheik Khalil of Mecca is appointed Emir this year after his policy of colonization won over the other Sheiks. Emir Khalil orders a colonization fleet to be assembled and he meets with admirals from the Arabian Federation to discuss possible locations for a colony.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its economy as the new territories are developed for economic prosperity.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as Sultan Hanbal starts to get annoyed with the stagnant negotiations with the Dutch for a new border agreement.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives starts to ship dirt from the mainland to make the soil more arable in the Maldives and to help build a new port in the capital.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands southwards 10,000 sq km as the Republic continues to shun the Welsh and expand their control over Madagascar to stop Welsh expansion.
  • Reiches Großraun Bayern: The navy continues to blockade Cyrenacian ports. War officially is declared on Cyrenacia, Allied troops from Bavaria, Saxony and Germany (if he agrees) begin mobilising for war. The Bavarian 1st Infantry lands on Cyrenacian shores and begin attempting to gain a foothold in the region. The Emperor prepares to leave Berlin to ride toward Prague, then traveling through the province of Slovakia before travelling to Russia to renegotiate trade and to renew the long standing alliance between the two nations. 
    • ​Georgia, Gibraltar and Austria will support Bavaria in this venture.
    • Germany would like to know if Bavaria would interested in a union to create an even greater Germanic Reich.
    • Send me your ideas and information and I shall view it.
    • The Russians welcome the King in Kiev and Novgorod with bread and salt, and reaffirm the alliance between the two Baltic powers.
    • After careful consideration, The Emperor of Bavaria accepts the German offer to form a Greater German Reich. Lang lebe Deutschland!!!!!
  • China, in a surprise assault, declares war on and invades the Uyghur Khanate. Chinese troops pour into the Khanate. Meanwhile, New Manchuria expands north by 4000 sq km.
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. Myanmar Afrika expands by 1000 sq km. Myanmar Oceania expands by 1000 sq km. Asks China if Myanmar can declare war of Siam for expansion purposes, in return for China's protection, Myanmar will give China rubies, swallow's spit, lumber and join the Sino-Uyghur War. To sweeten the deal, 10,000 Burmese soldiers are armed with the best weapons Myanmar has and are preparing to join the War as soon as China agrees.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: Siam is a vassal of a Chinese ally and must not be harmed.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: As Selk'nam ships become larger, fishing captains begin to wonder whether it would be possible to catch whales as the Welsh do - especially on the island of K'onip Yagich where there is much interaction with Welsh sealers and whalers. One fishing captain, Bartholomew Aha'buelpe, becomes particularly obsessed with the idea and even has his ship fitted to be able to process the whales that he is supposedly going to catch. Aha'buelpe is largely dismissed as a crackpot by the locals, but one day his ship sails into the port of K'onip carrying the carcass of a large albino sperm whale. Within months half of local fishemen have refitted their ships to act as whaling vessels, and whale oil is sent back to the mainland in large quantities for trade.
    • The Mononobe Shogunate is asked to open trade in whale meat and oil, while the Welsh Trading company is offered the opportunity to buy Selk'nam whale oil at very low prices in exchange for providing the Selk'nam with better whaling technology.
    • Wales agrees, citing that there can never be enough whale oil. (Nice Moby Dick reference.)
    • Shogun Mononobe Nobukazu agrees and opens the trade for whale meat and oil.
  • UMSHM: The Chief Minister authorises the mobilisation of an expeditionary force to assist our allies Bavaria in Northern Africa, which is quickly dispatched. The Bundesrat of the Confederation of the Rhine also decides to send a similar sized force, made up of soldiers from all the remaining states. Having spent the winter in the Faroes, the King-Duke travels to Berlin to discuss matters with the Kaiser there. He inquires about the proposal made when he was an infant about a possible Greater German Reich, including Saxony. His Majesty asks what degree of autonomy the UMSHM would have in such an arrangement, and whether its hegemony over the Confederation of the Rhine and Anhalt would remain. In other news, Saxon Africa is expanded the maximum extent, and the REIAC continues improving trade with the Spice Islands.
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Missionary activity on the Aru islands increases.
  • Wales: Grows its military and economy. Trade continues to grow especially in international sectors in our colonies. Welsh citizens continue to become more and more middle class. Meic Bevan's reforms are enacted, which are met with approval by King Gavin III, Queen Agnes of Scotland, the Kings of England, Belfast, Cork and Brittany, as well as local nobles, aristocrats and common people. The House of Lords is officially created, which allows for equal representation of all regions of the Welsh Empire. Work continues in Avalon to complete the government's palace, which is set to equal the Royal Palace. Public education continues. The King's plans in Morocco are now re-engaged, and the King decides to back two of the three Emirs who will eventually compete to become the new Sultan. Mervyn Gwilym writes a book called MacDougall (which is similar to OTL MacBeth).
    • England, Scotland, Brittany, Belfast, and Cork all continue to grow their economic and militaristic capabilities. Belfast, now in a personal union with Wales, is growing more and more powerful in Ireland, much to the chagrin of Cork. A small struggle has broken out between the od Duke of York's family and that of the King of England (formerly Lincoln). Brittany is spared in the flood.
    • The WTC expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. The Welsh Royal Coast expands by 10,000 sq km to the north.
  • Cyprus: is both shocked and apalled at the invasion of what it considers a close ally and vassal, and immediately dispatches various high ranking diplomats and the King of Cyprus himself to Bavaria to attempt to divert the fighting away from Cyrenaica to negotiate a peace deal, or a possible joint invasion of a different African nation instead. Cyprus expands its army and navy in case of potential war however, and also expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1500 sq km. 
  • Crete: is also apalled at the invasion of Cyrenaica, and mobilises forces in case of an attack. Cretan officials are also sent along with the Cypriot ones to attempt to negotiate peace with Bavaria. 
  • Cyrenaica: Is shocked and appalled at having an invasion of its homeland again so soon after the last one. Cyrenaican forces mobilise to repel forces, and also call on Cypriot, Anatolian and Cretan forces to repel the attack. Some Cyrenaicans flee the country to Cyprus and Crete, and some high ranking diplomats also accompany Cretans and Cypriots to Bavaria.
    • According to the map, which I followed before the invasion, and my questions to Collie, Cyrenaica was grey which means it isn't under the control of anyone. Now if this was a mistake, and is indeed player owned, by all means I will pull troops and attack another grey area (All I really want is strong access to the African interior for colonization purposes).
  • The Lithuanians begin to expand their economy to prepare for the invasion of Prussia.
  • Russia, hearing only an angry response from the Kuban Ataman in January, decide to go to war to protect their honor (and perhaps persuade Adygea to join the FDC). Russian forces ram the borders of the isolated and surrounded nation, and quicky besiege the capital a second time. This time, the might of the Russian armed forces rain down upon the Kuban. Sibirian expansion is halted until the time when the war will be over next year. This time, Russia only needs to invade by land since they no longer have a navy. Russian muskets and rifles are clearly superior in terms of accuracy and kill power. Russian guns decimate the Kuban military. By October, only small pockets of territory are left under Cossack control. This strikes fear in the hearts of Kuban, and in December, their force unconditionally surrendered after their Ataman was killed in battle. Russia annexes the Kuban, but gives them relative autonomy, letting them set up Veches. This war will soon be called, in the future, the winter war in the Caucasus.-Lx (leave me a message) 13:05, May 30, 2013 (UTC)
  • Italia works on its military, building better steel for ship cannons using air furnaces. Italia and its vassals support Russia in the same way as last time. Italia expands Nuovo Brescia by 8500 sq km along the coastline, Siam and Malacca by 5000 sq km and Aymaras and Nya Gyptios 10,000 sq km inland.
  • Ethiopia expands its borders by 10,000 km to the southeast, and develops its military and economy. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali and Yoruba are expanded by 10,000 km each, with the Yoruba Kingdom expanded to the north. The colonies of Borona and Koräbta Däset are expanded by 250 km, while the colonies of Warqama and Yawah Wajab are expanded by 750 km each in-land. The government authorizes the research of chemistry to develop new medicines to combat diseases that are harming Ethiopian civilians.The Ethiopification of Yemen is complete, with the entire Yemen ethnic group suplanted by ethnic Ethiopians, much in the same manner as Adal. The same is quickly happening in Maynila and Khmer Koch, and the Southern Maori Kingdom. Tasmania, though not dominated by an Ethiopian majority yet, have seen their native cultures margnalized by that of Ethiopia's.
    • Okay that's just rubbish, the majority people in a nation don't abandon their ethnicity unless they are all killed. Just impossible.
    • All I can say is that you have little knowledge of ethnocide. It has been practiced for centuries, and was responsible for wiping out the Ainu of Japan as a major ethnic group as the Japan forced them into submission and breed out their numbers. Ethiopia has controlled Yemen for much longer and has been engaged in a far more active version of ethnocide. So no its not impossible. I would advise you to research the matter before you cross out the text, you know, like I did. ~Viva
    • You ain't killed them all, plus no rebellions have happened. And the Ainu were under Japanese authority since the 1600s - hence Shakushain's Revolt. Ergo you haven't controlled them as long. Plus Africans and Arabs are much more different then Ainu and Japanese. Plus Yemen have a history of independence and power (e.g. a province of the Caliphate who used to rule over Ethiopia).
  • The United Maharajya continues to make stunning advances in the field of biology, developing new vaccines to diseases ravaging parts of the Empire. The NOC continues to develop trade with Italia, as well as Germany and Ethiopia, fostering trade relations with the major powers as the power of the NOC continues to grow. Ethiopian and Cebunese continue to be taught in the schools of the nation, with the languages of German, Italian and Japanese taught to a minor extent in secondary schools. The conversion of the vassal populations to Hinduism continues, with a large number now forsaking their non-HIndu beliefs for many reasons, such as social acceptance in the city and the workplace being one of them. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakota. Emergency services are rushed into Aayinha, and workers begin rebuilding basic infrastructure in the region. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, as well as some of the less wealthy provinces. Several middle class families, headed by the Juun family, push for funding of local schools. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 7000 km southeast.
  • Normandy: The military expands. Diplomats continue to Ifo, Benin and Mogadishu. The Hudson Bay and Alaskan colony expand by 1100 sq km.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne expands 2500 sq km, while Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km and La Riviere expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Kingdom of Korea: Being a German client state, Korea asks to marry its King to the German Royal Family in order to make the people of Korea feel more friendly toward the Germans, Construction continues of roads and warships as well as harbors. The HMS Yin is launched with the latest technology.
    • Dynastic unions between Europe and Asia wouldn't occur in this age due to racism. This is true on both sides of the bargain.
    • Yeah.
  • All German states continue military development. Everyone pulls out of Morocco, and the lead generals are dismissed. Due to recent military failures, a silent event takes place in the military. High ranking military officers deemed unfit or incapable or lacking potential are demoted, or worse, dismissed. Genius commanders are put in their place, as well as several new ensigns who are promising. Meanwhile, East Brandenburg and Denmark are hit worst by the flood and cleanup and recovery is particularly difficult. Neu Berlin is under six feet of snow at the beginning of the year and slow recovers. However, northern areas and the OTL Michigan area are spared, and Neu Berlin expands 6000 sq km in a thin panhandle towards Eriksmark, which expands 1500 sq km south, while Vinland expands 1000 sq km north along the Antillian coastline. Sindhustan receives more money and gifts, although less than previous years. One port is finished, named Port der Kaiser.

1718

  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille, León, Aragon and Granada's economies improve. Meanwhile in Portugal, João V dies, and his son Nuno succeeds him and is crowned as "By the Grace of God, Nuno II, Emperor of Spain, King of Portugal, Galicia, Algarve, of either side of the sea in Africa, Prince of Brasil, Duke of Viseu and Ferrol, and Lord of Guiné, of either side of the Rio da Prata, and of Commerce, Navigation of Conquest on India". Meanwhile, Portugal refuses the Welsh offer, and Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km and Índia expands 400 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 2600 sq km, and Paraná expands 1700 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into Micronesia by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km, Miyako expands into the rest of OTL Tierra del Fuego by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its military as the Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km inland as the campaign against the Xhosa natives continues.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation prepares for war as part of Sultan Jassim's plan to expand the Federation. The Federation continues with negotiations with Wales over the Caer Anial colony.
  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and Emir Khalil, Sheik of Mecca sends his colonization fleet to establish a colony in OTL Maputo Bay, which is named the colony of Al-Khalil in honour of the Emir who had the colony set up.
    • Portugal already owns the area.
    • I'm looking at the map and they don't own it all. The southern bay is still black. This colony will be in between the Portuguese and Chinese colonies.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its economy as the new territories are developed for economic prosperity.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its military as Sultan Hanbal starts to get annoyed with the stagnant negotiations with the Dutch for a new border agreement.
    • Netherlands Diplomacy: Relax.
    • Sultan Hanbal is an impatient man. (It's just RP not me. LOL).
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the Maldives starts to ship dirt from the mainland to make the soil more arable in the Maldives and to help build a new port in the capital.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands southwards 10,000 sq km as the Republic continues to shun the Welsh and expand their control over Madagascar to stop Welsh expansion.
  • Carthage: The queen begins to search for a husband to help her rule, until Crown Princess of Carthage, Princess of Cyrencia Elissa is ready to rule (~ ten years)
  • France: La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne expands 2500 sq km, while Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km, and La Riviere expands by 1000 sq km, The King François dies after a short reign and his brother Louis follows him. He moves quickly to restart the union with Carthage through royal politics - offering marriage to the Princess Elissa of Carthage.
    Collie, I posted this time because I had some time but please continue posting for me in the next few turns. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 01:06, May 31, 2013 (UTC)
    • Elissa accepts the marriage, and her brother -  King of Cyrencia, married to the Crown Queen of Cyrencia, accepts the influence of France his nation as well. 
    • France and the Royalty thanks the Royal family of Carthage and claims that it's a great choice by their side.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km north.
  • The Great Haruwin of the Selk'nam: Great Chief Cornelius Tuch'huelpe begins negotiations to add the Teushen people of mainland Atlantia as the 5th nation to the Selk'nam Haruwin (after the Selk'nam, Alacaluf, Huash, and Yaghan). The process was initiated not by Tuch'huelpe, but by Teushen leaders fearful of colonization. These new groups agree to joing the haruwin, on the condition that the traditional Teushen religion will not be persecuted in the same fashion that traditional Selk'nam shamanism is. The Great Chief agrees to this arrangement, on the condition that Catholic missionaries will be allowed to operate on Teushen lands and that Teushen shamans will be punished severely if they aid the shamanist terrorists on Selk'nam Yagich Island. The Haruwin expands North to the Great Teushen River (OTL Gallegos River), taking territory 100 km inland from the coast. Selk'nam planners and engineers are sent north to build a proper city that will be known as Teushen Yijich on the mouth of the great river (site of OTL Rio Gallegos , Argentina). Cornelius Tuch'huelpe anounces that the haruwin will work to defend the Teushen with the best of the Selk'nam military force, and that the nomadic Teushen will be brought up to Selk'nam living standards over the next ten years.
    • At the ceremony welcoming the Teushen,Tuch'huelpe anounces that the Haruwin is becoming a great[18]nation and should have a flag like the Mononobe and Welsh - having been previously be represented by a painted log on a pole. The new flag is unvieled, featuring the new Selk'nam Catholic "Cross of Saint Maughold" - a dotted cross fusing Selk'nam and Celtic influences. A red dot in the middle represents the blood of Christ and the martyrdom of Saint Maughold and David Chongat Yagich. A guanaco represents the Selk'nam people, a fish stands for the three fisher tribes, a penguin for the settlement of K'onip, and a rhea for the Teushen territories on the Atlantian mainland. 
    • Wales: The De Mor Tir colony had already expanded into this area. We propose a joint governance of the Teushen people, and their lands will be ruled as one, but by both the Welsh Governor of the WTC in De Mor Tir, and the Chiefs of the Selk'nam. (Nice flag, by the way)
    • Actually the location of your colony is unspecified - I read a lot trying to figure that out - I was thinking about holding of a year or two until I saw where they put it it on the map. How about you let me have this little slice and build yours to the North of me. Please do not attempt to block me from having any land on mainland Atlantia. If you'd like to draw up a map so that we can firmly establish the location of your colony, I'm open to negotiating a border. Also I'd like to consult a mapmaker before concluding that you already own this land, as there is nothing in the text to extablish that your colony goes this far South. I'm willing to negotiate but I'm not going to accept a solution that prevents me from getting any land to the North. 
    • My colony has already expanded onto mainland Atlantia, as my posts have indicated for the past 5-7 years. The location of where we have decided to expand is ultimately my decision, and I have already opted for this land in the past. Our colony is located nearest to the original borders of the Selk'nam as possible, in an effort made by the Governor of the WTC's De Mor Tir to ease trade. In 1706, you also promised, "If you'll open trade and talk technology exchange, I'm also willing to agree to get out of the way of any and all Welsh expansion in mainland Atlantia." I am taking up that offer, and telling you that this is my expansion into mainland Atlantia.
    • I would prefer to have a mod resolve this. That offer you cited was in return for allowing me to keep the South half of East Falkland - which you refused - and I said I was willing to negotiate a limit on my Northern expansion, which you didn't take me up on. As far as I am concerned I am the first person to have mentioned the land in question and you can't just decide that your colony was already there after the fact.
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. Myanmar Afrika expands by 1000 sq km. Myanmar Oceania expands by 1000 sq km. Apologizes to China for its abrupt behaviour by still sends the 10,000 Myanmmese Army to join the war.
  • Wales grows its military and economy. Trade continues to grow especially in international sectors in our colonies. Welsh citizens continue to become more and more middle class. Meic Bevan's reforms continue to be enacted. The House of Lords, which allows for greater representation of various regions of the Realm, is popular among the elites of Wales. The Government Palace in Avalon now rivals the Royal Palace in splendor, and the House of People is officially created. With this come political parties, mostly divided by location of where they came from and not about issues. Public education continues, with the emphasis on Welsh being the primary focus. Down in Morocco, it becomes evident that one of the two Welsh-backed emirs will be in line for succession to Sultan of Morocco, but there is still one more, non-Welsh-backed emir that is in contention. Mervyn Gwilym writes a book called Caesar Augustus (which is similar to OTL Julius Caesar).
    • England, Scotland, Brittany, Belfast, and Cork all continue to grow their economic and militaristic capabilities. With Belfast's recent growth in power in Ireland, Cork asks to become in a Personal Union. While they had already been offered this position a few years ago, the newly established Houses of Government must now approve it, and they meet fierce resistance from Belfast, which has more say than Cork. England and Scotland continue to prosper, as does Brittany.
    • The WTC expand Aber Dinas by 3000 sq km, and De Mor Tir 3000 sq km along the coast of the mainland of Atlantia. The Welsh Royal Coast expands by 10,000 sq km to the north. The Fulani genocide is halted after over 4,000 Fulani were killed by Wodaabe warlords. This does, however, increase the desire to settle on the Royal Coast, and Welsh and Celtic people begin to move in.
  • UMSHM: The King-Duke returns home to Dresden in time for his 17th birthday celebrations. There is another general election, and Chief Minister Hans is returned again with his progressives retaining their majority in the Landtag. The expeditionary force sent to assist the Bavarians is recalled, once it is realised that there is no war to be fought. The government pours money into the realms' major university, Duke's University of Kassel, which has received an influx of students thanks to the preparatory schools program. In Africa, the SAC expands the Saxon Colony by 750 sq km (which is interesting, as the metric system hasn't been invented). The company decides to pay its employees incentives to move permantly to Eugenburg (the colonial capital) with their families, and many take up the offer. In Australis, many more aborigines in the Hans Island Colony and the Saint Boniface Mission Protectorate join the REIAC regiment or the merchant marine. One of the tribes purchases shares on the company. Saint Boniface is expanded 250km North-East along the coast. 
  • Primatial City of Magdeburg: Education remains the main focus in Saint Boniface and on Hans Island, as the vast majority has been converted to, and in some cases, have been Catholic for several generations. On the Aru islands, however, the focus is still conversion, which occurs with increasing success. Some converts also choose to take German lessons.
    • Also, I may not be able to post for two or three days. Please don't destroy my nation if I can't;)Callumthered (talk) 08:28, May 31, 2013 (UTC)
  • ​Cyprus continues to discuss land matters with Bavaria (will post a map tomorrow my time). The Cypriot economy is developed. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1500 sq km. 
  • Kingdom of Korea: Some of the people begin resenting Korea being a German client, and many begin to demand that German influence be removed from Korea. The King, secretly approving his peoples sentiments, secretly sends and envoy to both China and Japan asking for there aid in liberating Korea of German influence, in return Korea would agree to sign alliances and very beneficial trading deals to the two nations. 
  • That's just metagaming.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy, and continues to make advancements in the field of metallurgy. The vassals of Adal, Warsangali, and Yoruba are expanded by 10,000 km. Ethiopian colonists proceed to flock to the Yoruba Kingdom seeking out new jobs and opprotunities as the Ethiopian government modernizes the vassal. The colonies of Borona and Koräbta Däset are expanded by 10,000 km, and the colony of Yawah Wajab expanded by 1500 km. The Ethiopification of Tasmania and the Southern Maori Kingdom continues, with most of the population coerced into speaking Amharic instead of their native languages.
  • The United Maharajya continues to develop its biological research, making considerable gains in the field. The NOC continues to develop trade with the major nations overseas, and has voiced particular interest in developing more profitable trade routes around its Indonesian colonies and vassals. The SOC begins work on refurbishing all of the nation's major ports to accommodate large seafaring vessels designed to transport the mineral weath of the colonies back to the homeland. Naya Mataram grows 200 km onto Sulwasi. Patagonshina grows by 2000 km in South America.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakota. The Chambers begin to see the severe lack of education in the Empire when compared to other more advanced nations. They decide to re-establish the schools for minors. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, as well as some of the less wealthy provinces. Several middle class families, headed by the Juun family, push for funding of local schools. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 7000 km southeast.
  • The Lithuanians begin improving infrastructure to prepare for the upcoming invasion of Prussia.
  • All the Germanic states expand their militaries. Neu Berlin expands 6000 sq km towards Eriksmark, which expands 1500 sq km south to Neu Berlin. Vinland expands 1000 sq km north along the Antillian coastline. Neu Prussen offers to save the OTL Bahamas and offers that they join Neu Prussen or a Germanic company, and they (RNG 1-3 part of Neu Prussen, 4-6 under a company, and 7-10 independence, 3) agree to become part of Neu Prussen. Negotiations continue with Bavaria. The GEAT Co. continues influencing Sindhustan, and relations with the nation are becoming very positive. New ports are also built. Luxembourg and Aquataine sends lots of envoys and fleets to Provence. A colonization fleet is sent to a location directly north of Kongo. Georgia asks Baghdad if it would like to invade the Dimurat area.
  • Bavaria continues to grow industry. Negotations continue on the formation of the Greater German Reich.

1719

The highly syncretic religion of Jiduhism enjoys a massive revival. The religion explodes out of Manchuria, where most of the population has become Jiduhist. They especially expand through China and the Chinese vassals of Formosa, Vietnam and Laos. The Jiduhists shrewdly attempt to curry favor with the Chinese by retroactively declaring the greatest Emperors to be saints. The golden image painted of these Emperors by the Jidhuists is very popular with the Chinese.

  • Portugal, Navarra, Castille, León, Aragon and Granada's economies improve. Meanwhile in León, Urraca Ramírez de Lara gives birth to a girl, who is named Sancha, and Meanwhile, also in León, Catalina de la Cueva gives birth to a boy, who is named Pedro, and who dies soon after. Meanwhile in Navarra, Blanca de Vargas gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, Loanda expands 500 sq km, Sofala expands 500 sq km and Índia expands 400 sq km. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 4200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraguai expands 4300 sq km.
  • The Mononobe Shogunate builds up the military and expands into Micronesia by 4950 sq km. More Taoist Temples and Shinto Shrines are built throughout the nation and in the colony of Miyako. Meanwhile, Okinawa Kingdom builds up its military. Also, Kasodani expands by 3300 sq km, Tojiko expands by 2000 sq km, Tōkaidō expands by 1200 sq km, Miyako expands into the rest of OTL Tierra del Fuego by 1000 sq km, and Kazami expands by 500 sq km. Taoism in Kasodani continues to rise in popularity and more Taoist Temples are built. Aid and clean up continues in Japan for those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and volcano. Shogun Mononobe Nobukazu secretly declines the Korean plea for help.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its economy and continues to expand its colonies. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 1500 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1500 sq km. 
  • Selk'nam requires a moderator intervention regarding the rules before I will be capable of taking a turn - please see Talk Page.
  • Myanmar: Northern Myanmar continues growing in infrastructure and population. The population reaches 3,000,000 people. PTC continues to overtake the KTC and asks all nations to join the PTC for trade at low costs. Myanmar Afrika expands by 1000 sq km. Myanmar Oceania expands by 1000 sq km. Asks China for its support of Myanmar's planned invasion of Arakan.
  • Wales: Continues to grow its economy and military. Continued support is sent to the chosen Emir, who the Sultan has named as his heir. All Welsh vassal states also grow their economy and military, while De Mor Tir and Aber Dinas grow by 3000 sq km and the Welsh Royal Coast grow by 10,000 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom builds up its military as the Levant's New Syria colony expands 4000 sq km inland as the campaign against the Xhosa natives continues. The Levant's King also dies this year and his eldest daughter, Princess Mary ascends to the throne as Queen Mary. Her husband, the Sheik of Medina becomes the Prince of the Levant. Queen Mary meets with the nobility to discuss her plans for the future of the Kingdom.
    • Neu Prussen asks to buy Rinhad Mihyah.
    • The Levant refuses to sell its very profitable colony
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military as the Federation prepares for war as part of Sultan Jassim's plan to expand the Federation. The Federation praises the new Queen Mary and morns the death of the old King. Sultan Jassim and several other Sheiks and Emirs from the Federation attend the coronation of Queen Mary, and Sultan Jassim announces a new period of peace has come to the Middle East.
    The Arabian Federation, 1719

    The Federation & Muslim bloc's internal borders in 1719

  • The Arabian Caliphate builds up its military and Emir Khalil goes to the Levant to the coronation of Queen Mary, and he meets with the Queen and Sheik Ahmed of Medina to discuss how the Levant and Caliphate will interact in the future.The Al-Khalil colony in OTL Maputo bay in between the Chinese and Portuguese colonies in the region expands inland by 200 sq km as more settlers go to the colony.
  • The Sultanate of Baghdad builds up its economy as the new territories are developed for economic prosperity. Baghdad also refuses Georgia's offer as the Dimurats are part of the Muslim bloc and allies with Baghdad. This offer distances the Baghdadi Sultan from Georgia and this information is passed on during the next meeting of the Muslim bloc members.
  • The Sultanate of Kuwait builds up its economy after much negotiation, Sultan Hanbal secures a new border agreement with the Dutch and Kuwait expands into the Kuwaiti territory. Sultan Hanbal gives his personal thanks that this issue was solved peacefully and offers Kuwait's support to the Netherlands in its future exploits such as expanding further into Persia.
  • The Maldives builds up its economy as the mainland soil plans creates larger farms with higher yields.
  • The Republic of Comchellak expands southward 10,000 sq km as the Republic continues to shun the Welsh and expand their control over Madagascar to stop Welsh expansion.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with European colonies and the Lakota. The Chambers begin to see the severe lack of education in the Empire when compared to other more advanced nations. They decide to re-establish the schools for minors. The Juun family plays a big part in finding locations and setting up schools. More roads are built in the southern portion of the Empire to allow raw goods to be transported more easily. The Royal Science Academy continues work on scientific projects. Flax and tobacco are grown. Linen is produced in Mutul and Azteca. Kappelism continues 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, as well as some of the less wealthy provinces. Xaman expands 3150 km and Haven expands 1100 km.
  • Apache continues expanding 8000 km southeast in search of better water sources. 
  • Kaliforno expands 7000 km southeast.
  • The Lithuanians continue improving infrastructure to prepare for the upcoming invasion of Prussia.
  • Reiches Großraum Bayern expands industry, a motion is passed in the Bavarian Reichstag that begins to further explore a unification of the Greater German Reich, which, the King hopes will include Saxony, Bavaria and the current German Empire,. The goal is to create a Grand German Realm the likes of which the world has not seen since the Holy Roman Empire fell so long ago. Scientist Jorgen Volter develops the first mercury thermometer to measure temperature. It begins widespread use in the field of medicine to montitor the temp of patients as well as engineers to monitor temperatures of their machines.
  • All the Germanic states expand their militaries. Georgia expands its economy and experiences a massive influx of trade and imports due to the recently gained Persian coast. A second war with Persia is planned for 1725, and we ask Baghdad if it would interested in participating. Neu Berlin expands 6000 sq km north and Eriksmark expands 1500 sq km south. Vinland expands 1000 sq km north along the Antillian coast. Neu Prussen greatly improves the living standards and economy of the OTL Bahamas, which are named the Neu Lauenburgish Islands.
    • Baghdad wishes no more land from Persia so we will not participate but we will send you supplies to help as a gesture of goodwill.
    • Georgia understands and thanks Baghdad.
  • Selk'nam build massive fortifications at the new settlement at Teushen Yagich. (Moderators please confirm whether my settlement exists or not ASAP - Wales is contending that this settlement does not exist.)
    • Yes, it exists.
  • France, La Marche, Rhaetia, Lorraine, Tyrol and Occitania's militaries are updated, and Nouvelle Bourgogne expands 2500 sq km, while Brasilea and Baie d'Eric (Erik's Bay) expand by 1500 sq km and La Riviere expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Italia works on its economy,  Italia expands Nuovo Brescia by 8500 sq km along the coastline, Siam and Malacca by 5000 sq km and Aymaras and Nya Gyptios 10,000 sq km inland. Agricultural efforts put fertilizers in more and more crops, and some are sold to Russians...
  • Russia expands its economy, Russia sends Adygea an "offer" to become a protectorate or a province of the Federated Duchy of the Caucasus (all of the members had relative autonomy), In fear of what would happen. looking at the Kuban, They agree to become part of the FDC, and Russia gains control of the rest of Circaucasia, save for chechnya. Novorossiya expands by 4500 sq km, Kanada by 500.
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King Niejmen I continues to improve the military, focusing on the navy, and also economy expands. Argentium colony expands 3000 km north. Chile colony expands the north coast 1000 km.
  • OldeburgLiegeAcech-PasaiKongoDutch PersiaIceland expand economy and army. Kongo expands 10,000 sq km north.

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